It’s Friday, Addicts! Another week closer to the start of the 2016 NFL offseason…and the 2016 NFL season for that matter.
As we start to get closer to the official start of the new league year, we’re seeing more and more stories pop up from across the league as teams are making some very crucial decisions ahead the March 9 free agency opening. That makes writing about all the NFL news and rumors a whole lot more interesting this time of year.
More from Kansas City Chiefs News
- Former Chiefs cornerback in legal trouble in Las Vegas
- Chiefs news: Travis Kelce wants to host fan ‘chug-off’ in Germany
- KC Chiefs send Dave Merritt to NFL coaching accelerator
- Creed Humphrey lands on PFF’s Top 25 Under 25 list
- Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams prove themselves away from star quarterbacks
While there was plenty of news across the league this week, there really wasn’t much of anything in terms of a Lead Story. Sorry, but sometimes that happens. For those who will suggest the Jamaal Charles video or Eric Berry contract situation, sorry but there really isn’t much to either of those at this point and AA’s Editor-in-Chief, Matt Verderame has already covered both the video and the contract situation in detail. Not too much more to add to either story.
So let’s get straight to the news…
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons gave defensive tackle Paul Solai an ultimatum to either take a pay cut or get cut…Soliai apparently chose the latter and is now expected to be released as soon as possible.
Baltimore Ravens: Tight end Nick Boyle will be suspended for ten games to start the 2016 season after his third violation of the league’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy. Three violations for a guy in just his second season probably means he won’t be around for a third.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills are currently operating under the assumption that running back LeSean McCoy will miss a couple of games in 2016 due to his recent arrest. On the legal front, McCoy met with the District Attorney’s office regarding his case, which led to some cries of favoritism from Philly police officers.
Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals are not expected to be able to retain wide receiver Mohamed Sanu this offseason. The reliable #2 receiver will likely seek an opportunity for a more prominent role in the offense of his next employer.
Cleveland Browns: Star center Alex Mack has apparently decided to opt out of his contract and test the market this offseason. There had been some hope that new head coach Hue Jackson would be able to convince some of the more talented players on the roster to stick around.
That has not been the case, and continues to get worse as wide receiver Travis Benjamin has apparently also decided to try his hand in free agency.
Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys 2015 1st round pick Randy Gregory is continuing to prove that he simply cannot stay out of trouble, failing yet another drug test. This will result in Gregory missing four games in 2016. After not making any impact for the team in his rookie season, Gregory is now on the fast track to being labeled a bust.
Next: Suspensions and releases