Just thought I’d share a couple things I stumbled across this morning that put me in a good mood.
First, the mothership has a story up this morning that Tyson Jackson kept in shape this offseason by training with MMA fighters.
"I was training with an MMA fighter and I also trained with a football guy some tough hours every day, training five days a week for about three months, so I’m in pretty good shape."
Just showing up in shape is good news for Tyson, but if anybody could benefit from the aggressive nature of MMA fighters, its Jackson.
Second, the news is not so good out of Chargers camp for their own first round draft pick who has yet to live up to expectations. Pro Football Talk has a story out today that says last year’s first round pick RB Ryan Matthews showed up to camp out of shape and couldn’t even pass the team’s conditioning test. The article even goes so far as to say he’s been mocked by his teammates who have said that the test isn’t even that hard. I love it!
Finally, there are multiple reports out there that the Raiders are now in a bidding war with Seattle for their pro bowl caliber TE Zach Miller. Meanwhile, they just signed OLB Kamerion Wimbley to a five year deal that actually had more guaranteed money then the Eagles gave top free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha. On 810’s The Border Patrol this morning they reported that Oakland is still 17.3 million dollars over the cap. I don’t know if that was before or after the Wimbley deal, but either way they have some real cap issues still and it may end up costing them their star TE. That’s good news for the Chiefs who have had issues covering top TEs in the past.
So there’s a few things to keep KC fans in a good mood today. Now back to your regular AA programming.
UPDATE: Zach Miller to Seattle is now official. WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!