The NFL nixed the attempted signings of wide receiver Josh Huff and linebacker Jayrone Elliott by the New Orleans Saints on Monday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the contracts were denied because the Saints already had a full 90-man roster and the signings would have put the team over the roster limit. The Saints had 53 players on their active roster at the end of the season, 20 players on injured reserve, two more on PUP/NFI lists and had signed 15 players to reserve/future contracts.
Ben Roethlisberger was among the players to show off his cleats at the Pro Bowl. The NFL’s Pro Bowl has always been a little lax on the usual rules. It provides players with an opportunity to show some of their personality with custom cleats.
The oversized banners draped down from the ceiling at Senior Bowl Media Day speak to the power of possibility. There’s Russell Wilson, an undersized prospect who ended up as a third-round pick in 2012 and, eventually, a Super Bowl champion. There’s Dak Prescott, who wowed the coaches here with his leadership and earned the Senior Bowl MVP in 2016.
The Buccaneers drafted Bo Jackson No. 1 overall in 1986 only to have him refuse to play for the organization. What are the worst moments for each NFL franchise? There was no doubt who would be picked first in the 1987 NFL draft — Vinny Testaverde, fresh off winning the Heisman Trophy and and just about every other award a college quarterback can win.
After winning five titles in the CFL, Warren Moon finally got an opportunity in the NFL, with the Houston Oilers, where he became a Hall of Fame quarterback. What are the best moments for each NFL franchise? April 30, 2015 could well go down as one of the most important days in Tennessee Titans history.
Los Angeles Chargers tight ends coach John McNulty is returning to the college ranks for a second stint as the offensive coordinator at Rutgers. Coach Chris Ash announced the hiring on Tuesday. McNulty replaces Jerry Kill, who retired because of health concerns.
It does seem like, at some point, Roberto Aguayo could establish himself in the NFL and live up to all the pre-draft hype. Aguayo, the kicker famously drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being shown the door after just a season, has signed a futures contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Aguayo didn’t appear in a game last season.