The Bengals have released safety George Iloka.
Iloka is due $5.3 million in salary and roster bonuses this season, and it appears GM & Cincinnati local playhouse Scrooge Mike Brown would prefer to pay their second-round rookie Jesse Bates instead.
Iloka has his own sanguine outlook:
I'm gonna keep this brief: If you want to see an example of the NFL shooting it's own dick off you don't have to look at them waffling over what is and is not a catch, an argument that soon devolves into what is and is not a football move.
Do you like the national anthem controversy? Well then I have a team for you! In a desperate act to get people to stop associating their team with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the Miami Dolphins have now become associated with fascism. Way to go guys!
Last season, Kenny Stills, Donkey Kong
It might be early, but the Packers defence is already half-done for the year: Jake Ryan is out for the season with an ACL tear.
Immediate replacements are rookie Oren Burks, the team's third-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, and second-year pro Ahmad Thomas.
They may also wait
It's just two more days until the Hall of Fame game!
Flacco! Trubisky! Guys who'll never play again starting in front of them!
In advance of the Hall of Fame ceremony, nfl.com has started the hagiographies.
First up: Terrell Owens, likely to get it out of the way
Because my regular work schedule gets all screwed up in September, I'm trying to see if I can adjust my mornings to be able to continue putting the threads together. So, apologies for the next three days, but I'm trying to see if I can produce something of measurable quality
JJ Watt says he's ready to go for 2018.
He's always been ready at the start of a season; he hasn't finished a season since 2015, and played through a sports hernia to help the Texans lose 39-0 to the Chiefs in their Wild Card game.
Los Titancanos' DE Jurrell Casey will continue to take a knee and protest during the national anthem, in spite of the greed lords owners latest rule change.
"I'm going to take my fine... It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what
The Hall of Fame has decided how they will dick around TO.
He will not be mentioned during the ceremony, and will mail him his gold jacket after the ceremony - presumably so he can't wear it to his own ceremony at UT-Chattanooga.
"The focus," Hall of Fame
Everything today seems to fall into the "hoo-boy" department.
The burglary at LeSean McCoy's ex's has taken a dark turn:
She's in the hospital after being pistol-whipped.
The burglar asked for items specific to her relationship with McCoy.
Further to that, her lawyer issued a statement:
“In fact, after
ARE YOU READY FOR A....grievance hearing?
The NFLPA has filed an official grievance against the NFL over the new anthem policy.
They will start with arbitration before proceeding to a court case (if necessary).
Sure to help things is Michael Bidwill going on the radio to pump up
Sorry, no stink beetles.
There are seven rookie officials among the 2018 class of 121 total officials.
Including promoting Sean Hochuli (son of Ed) and Alex Kemp (son of Stan) to referee.
A new rule will prevent grounds crew or other team personnel from helping clear the field for