NFL news: Around the league in 32 plays

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Houston Texans:  Texans rookie defensive tackle, Brandon Ivory, has been arrested on burglary charges.  Ivory was an undrafted free agent, which likely means that the Texans will waste little time in releasing him.

Indianapolis Colts:  The Colts have re-signed defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton.  Pendleton was released after spending the 2014 season on injured reserve.

In a move that just screams “Dolphins”, the team is apparently not looking to recoup signing bonus money from Dion Jordan in spite of league policy stating it is mandatory. In fact, they are thinking about giving him even more! Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins:  Rumors are surfacing that the Dolphins may be looking to keep suspended linebacker, Dion Jordan, in light of a report that the team is not trying to recoup any of his signing bonus money for 2015.  This approach is odd considering that the Dolphins both could use the money and are seemingly compelled to pursue it according to league statutes.  Jordan was also the subject of trade rumors before the suspension.

Minnesota Vikings:  Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson recently put his foot in his mouth when he took to twitter to express his thoughts on gay marriage.  Robinson compared homosexual relationships to pedophilia and incest.  He has since issued a public apology.

New England Patriots:  The murder conviction of former Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez, has been upheld.In other former Pats legal news, recently released linebacker, Brandon Spikes, plead guilty on a hit and run charge stemming from an incident earlier this offseason.  The crash resulted in minor injuries to multiple people, and Spikes was given a fine and a year’s probation for the incident.

New Orleans Saints:  Saints cornerback Brandon Dixon will miss parts of training camp as he is set to go on trial in regards to resisting arrest during a traffic stop in March.  Dixon has countered the charges with accusations of racism on the part of the arresting officers.

“(He) doesn’t believe in the sport-science aspect and the newfound technology for the players.” ~ Walter Thurmond on Tom Coughlin

New York Giants:  There is a bit of controversy over the coaching style of Tom Coughlin.  In a recent interview, former Giants defensive back, Walter Thurmond, stated that Coughlin “…doesn’t believe in the sport-science aspect…and the newfound technology for the players.”.  The Giants have recently fired back by citing several programs enacted over the past several years of the Coughlin era.  In other news, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr has been offered a minor league baseball contract after he showed off his pitching arm.

Is Coughlin’s tough love approach a thing of the past? Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

  • Chiefs’ take: Being a “player’s coach” has long been a common description of Andy Reid.  However, with today’s concerns regarding player safety and health, the definition of that term may be changing.  It would be interesting to find out what kinds of programs the Chiefs are utilizing in that regard as it could become a future selling point for free agents.

New York Jets:  The situation for the Jets defensive line has gotten even more interesting.  Sheldon Richardson has been suspended by the league for four games due to a failed drug test.  With the Jets investing heavily in rookie Danny Shelton, and being in a contract quagmire with Mohammad Wilkerson, this was the last thing they needed.