Draft Picks: There are currently 20 players from the 2016 NFL Draft who remain unsigned.
: The Chiefs locked up Keivare Russell, which means their entire rookie class is now under contract.
NFL Rule Changes: (James Jones Rule) The NFL has banned the wearing of hoodies underneath their uniforms. Players have been turning to hooded sweatshirts for various reasons ranging from warmth to style. The league got this right, but for the wrong reason. NFL officials cited the covering of the name on the back of the jersey. In reality, the proper reason for this rule should be that it imposes a safety risk similar to a horse collar tackle. (Joey Porter Rule) In another rule move, the league officially codified a rule that prevents assistant coaches from going onto the field except to check on injured players. This had been an “unwritten rule” for a long time, but an incident involving Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter prompted the league to make it official.
Arizona Cardinals: Veteran guard Evan Mathis had bone fragments removed from his foot this past week. He is expected to be available by the start of Training Camp, but the team is reportedly monitoring him very closely.
- Chiefs’ Take: Despite the disappointment of fans, it would appear John Dorsey was wise in not bringing in Evan Mathis, who seems to be struggling with his health at this stage in his career.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have brought back running back Dan Herron.
: I fully believe that Rex Ryan did this just because Herron’s nickname is “Boom”.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have signed center Ryan Kalil to a two year extension. The team also signed punter Mike Scifres to a one year deal. In news that shouldn’t be news, Cam Newton has officially retired the “Dab”…even though it was never really his to retire.
: Yay…all new dance move to be completely overused in idiotic situations is coming our way in 2017. Please note that I don’t blame Cam for this. Has every right to celebrate and have fun…just hate the fact that the internet will get a fresh injection of idiotic videos.
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