Denver Broncos: Another week, another scandal for quarterback Peyton Manning, who is now catching bad press for a supposed academic fraud instance during his time at Tennessee. This accusation has come out from the current sexual misconduct lawsuit against the school that names Manning. The Broncos have signed defensive tackle Phil Taylor amid reports that there has been no movement in re-signing Malik Jackson.
Detroit Lions: The Lions have released defensive tackle CJ Wilson.
Green Bay Packers: Defensive lineman Mike Pennel will be serving a four game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have released linebacker Jonathan Newsome following his recent arrest for possession of marijuana. The linebacker has had numerous run ins with law enforcement regarding marijuana. The Colts have also released former Chiefs linebacker Andy Studebaker.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Young edge rusher Dante Fowler made an appearance in a TMZ video (never a good thing for an NFL player) in which he appears to be standing by while two women that he knows get into a fight. One woman was confirmed to be the mother of his child. Fowler eventually steps in and breaks up the two women.
Kansas City Chiefs: Star running back Jamaal Charles recently posted a vine showing him working out just four months after surgery. Charles made no attempt at hiding his pride, stating: “Ain’t nobody doing this four months after surgery.”
Conflicting reports have come out regarding star safety Eric Berry and the progress towards his new contract. One report said the sides were working towards a deal, while another claimed there was no movement on a deal. Ian Rapoport has weighed in by saying there is no doubt he’ll be a Chief in 2016.
: Fans shouldn’t worry about Berry and his new deal. The team has made it clear they intend to have him re-signed. And with the two sides set to meet up again at the Combine, a little pre-negotiating gamesmanship is to be expected. I fully expect the Chiefs to have the framework of the deal worked out before the end of the Combine, and that Berry will sign with the team before the Franchise Tag deadline on March 1st.
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