NFL teams are preparing to ramp up their preparations for the new season as all 32 teams get set to start training camp. There will be plenty of rookies looking to make an early impression but, while the merits of each first-round selection have been discussed at length, there are always some less heralded first-year players who cause a stir in every NFL season. Third-round pick Alvin Kamara lit up the league last season with the New Orleans Saints, and here we look at some candidates to do the same from the 2018 class.
Darrelle Revis announced his retirement after playing for 11 NFL seasons. Revis made the announcement on social media saying: "It has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world. Revis, 32, last played with the Kansas City Chiefs and appeared in five games during the 2017 season.
For Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, his three-game suspension allows the team to avoid nearly $4 million in 2018 compensation, if he’s cut before a roster bonus becomes earned on the fifth day of training camp. If anything, the looming balloon payment could make the team more inclined to consider moving on from Winston now, since that would ensure that $25 million will remain in ownership’s coffers.
As our opening week of fantasy football draft prep marches on, some of SI.com’s best NFL minds got together for a mock draft—12 teams went 12 rounds, drafting for a standard-scoring league. The positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, DST, K and three
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Buccaneers guard J.R. Sweezy is visiting the Seahawks, and taking a physical. Of course, before Sweezy was a former Buc, he was a former Seahawk, as Seattle drafted him in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Recently released guard J.R. Sweezy is visiting the team that drafted him, the Seattle Seahawks, and taking a physical on Monday, according to an NFL Network report. Sweezy, 29, was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, just two years into a five-year, $32.5 million deal signed in March of 2016. The six-year veteran allowed 4.0 sacks and committed six penalties in 14 starts for the Bucs in 2017, missing the final two games after breaking his fibula.
Star athletes who get into off-field trouble rarely lose the support of their teams’ fans, no matter what they do — as long as they keep helping their team win. Will Buccaneers fans be any different with quarterback Jameis Winston be any different? There’s a long history of sports fans gladly looking the other way about a player who has committed sexual assault or domestic violence or anything else, as long as he helps the team win.