In a harbinger of what this season might look like, Alex Smith's agent is already talking about where he might end up next year.
"Alex is the present, and as good a football player as he is, he's going to have opportunities whether it's in Kansas City or
Ezekiel Elliott's appeal is scheduled for August 29th.
And he may have something more credible than the "crazy bitch" defence first alluded to yesterday:
Texts involving using a sex tape as blackmail.
Separate texts involving false accusations about domestic violence.
Harold Henderson, the arbiter who also handled the
I just don't have much in terms of creativity today, so I apologize for going to my weekend well to tie something into the Miami QB situation:
Break out a fresh bag of "Feline Pine", because Jay Cutler is going to start this Thursday.
At most, he plays the
Well, I believe I speak for the majority when I say, those were some real Week-1 preseason games.
Oh, and fuck Dean Spanos with a rusty shiv. μαλάκας!
The Lord giveth, and BLEERGH taketh away:
A week after signing a new five-year deal, Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol.
The pre-season schedule begins in earnest tonight, with 7 games, "highlighted" by a game of musical QB chairs in Chicago between the Bears & Broncos.
Elway could come out of the box & be as effective. Hell - mid-stroke Kubiak would be better than most of what we'll
Jay Cutler wasted no time putting his scent all over the Hard Rock Stadium litter box by purchasing the #6 from previous owner Brandon Doughty.
Terms weren't disclosed, but amongst teammates I'm guessing Doughty won't be paying for meal upgrades above the per diem on the road this
Branden Albert now wants to unretire & play for the Jags.
News he might have to repay a $3.4 million signing bonus will do that to a fella.
Jags management instead are keeping him on the "reserve/retired" list, having moved him over from the more vague "left team"
The Rams defence has suffered another fatal blow for this season: Dominique Easley has torn an ACL & is out for all of 2017.
It's his third; he had two in college.
In his four-year career, 2016 was the only year he didn't finish the season on
Kam Chancellor agreed to a three-year extension. Three years, $36 million - with $25 million guaranteed.
Look forward to Seattle in 2017 having a great defence, and Russell Wilson having to run for his life because they can only afford tackling dummies on the O-line.
Injuries have forced
Ravens owner Steve Biscotti (pictured right) reached out to people like Ray Lewis to garner possible reactions to the potential signing of Colin Kaepernick.
Because Ray Lewis might've helped kill a guy, but Ravens fans DO NOT FORGIVE taking a knee during a ceremonial part of a sporting contest.
Two big highlights of the day:
All teams have their main training camps opening today or tomorrow; and
The Hall of Fame Game is one week today.
Funnily, the increasingly shorter days seem a little bit brighter.
Problems on the elite front: Joe Flacco, depending on which story you read,
The NFL has responded to yesterday's news about CTE in athletes' brains:
We appreciate the work done by Dr. McKee and her colleagues for the value it adds in the ongoing quest for a better understanding of CTE.
As noted by the authors, there are still many unanswered questions relating