Carlos Williams has more time to rest to recover now. This Buffalo Bills running back has been suspended for first 4 games of the season due to violation of NFL drug abuse policy.
Williams will return to the team after the game against New England Patriots on October 2. However, he can attend all the offseason training and preseason.
“As an organization, we are disappointed that Karlos has put himself in this situation,” the Bills said in a team statement last week. “Poor decisions such as this affect not only the individual, but the entire Bills organization. We will continue to work with Karlos through the various player programs we provide to assist him in making better decisions moving forward.”
Buffalo Bills seem to have much trouble in this offseason. The starting running back LeSean McCoy has just known he will not face league discipline due to involvement in February. Rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. And now, Buffalo Bills will have to play the first four games without Williams.
The Cleveland Browns have been dealt a major blow before the start of training camp, as defensive end Desmond Bryant surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle on this Tuesday and would not able to play in 2016.
“We feel awful for Des,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said in the team’s statement. “This is a young man that worked extremely hard this off season to prepare himself for the 2016 season. He really bought into our coaching, our team-over-self-philosophy and was intent on becoming a leader for our team. [Defensive Coordinator] Ray Horton and the defensive staff were expecting a really productive season from him.”
Bryant played for Harvard University before being signed by the Cleveland Browns as a rookie in 2009. He got all starting and played 41games for his team in the last three season, with six sacks last season.
“While I’m frustrated and disappointed about having to miss some time out there with my teammates, I take comfort in knowing that preparations have already begun for an epic return,” Bryant said. Read more articles about NFL news and cheap NFL jerseys information, visiting http://www.guyglodis.com, please.
There are many funny stories in the NFL offseason.
Jacksonville Jaguars’ RB fell into the pool after sleeping on wheels. This time, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy woke up in a locked museum following a night of celebrating at a wedding.
The wedding was for Murphy’s former Florida Gators teammate Deonte Thompson. It was being held at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach Florida. Murphy told police that he had a bit drinks all night and fell asleep on the stairs. When he woke up, everyone was gone and the museum’ doors were locked. He had to break the window to attract the attention of the police.
“This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances,” Murphy said in a statement. “With no one around, my only option was to break a small glass pane of the door in order to access a phone and call for help. I dialed the police and explained that I needed assistance. It’s unfortunate that I needed to break the glass, but the police officers on the scene and museum staff acknowledged that I didn’t have many other options. I’m working with the museum to ensure everything is properly handled.”
Louis Murphy has played seven seasons in the NFL, and spent his last two season in Tampa. The former Gator has amassed 2,322 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in his career.
Houston Texans signed Brock Osweiler with a $72 million deal, and the 25-year-old quarterback faces the difficult task of mastering a lot of tactics before the season kicks off in September.
According to the report, Osweiler is learning a lot of tactics during the offseason. “Osweiler had memorized the “basic information” section of the Texans’ playbook, which includes four pages of cadences, and also huddle instructions, explanations of how the play is called, personnel groupings, the names of motions and shifts, and defensive terminology. The most extensive part of the playbook’s opening section explains all the Texans’ formations. It’s 18 pages.”
Osweiler’s getting an assist during his study sessions at home from his wife, Erin.
“My wife will act as the offensive coordinator at times during the evening,” Osweiler said. “I’ll have her read the full play to me. I’ll sit there and try to picture it, spit it back out to her, make sure I’m verbalizing it the right way so that when I step into the huddle the next day in practice, things are coming out clear.”
Aaron Rodgers had a disappointing 2015 season, however, he wants to make some changes in 2016.
“Aaron is as dedicated as I’ve ever seen him,” one offensive teammate told Report. “He’s always dedicated but even more now. I think he’s going to have a career year.”
The two-time MVP quarterback created a career-low in completion percentage (60.7), however, his passer rating dropped by almost 20 points from 2014.
The injuries to the receivers also affected Rodgers. He couldn’t save the whole group.
Green Bay Packers are preparing for a potentially huge comeback in 2016 season. Jordy Nelson comes back from ACL surgery, Jared Cook signed in free agency, and Eddie Lacy lost his weight. All those pieces seem to advantage the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers.
The Houston Texans have finally been able to sign first round pick, Will Fuller to his rookie contract.
According to NFL Media Insider that Will Fuller and Texans make a deal with a four-year, $10.2 million contract. The contract includes the standard fifth-year team option for first-round draft picks.
The Texans have high hopes that the speedy wide receiver Fuller can play a role in their offense, freeing up the field for their other receivers.
The biggest problem of the speedy wide receiver is how to improve his capable of catching. Fuller logged nine drops in each of the last two seasons at Notre Dame.
The Texans will provide a lot of playing time for the rookie. Except that, the three-round pick Braxton Miller also has a chance to prove the value of him.
New England Patriots announced that they have signed Chris Hogan in this offseason. Hogan expects to make a great contribution to his team in the 2016 season.
“For me, I’m an undrafted guy, so every single year was a battle. Every single year I was on the block — could be cut, could be released. That’s kind of how I approached it,” Hogan recently told The Providence Journal. “I never took anything for granted. Every single day was an opportunity for me to be on the field, if I was starting, playing or not playing, every single day I came out here ready to work.”
Hogan played for Buffalo Bills last season, with 41 catches, 426 yards, and four touchdowns. Hogan gets a new and the best chance to his career. And he also wants to be better in the new season.
Alshon Jeffery may stay at Chicago Bears.
Jeffery finally attended the Bears mini-camp last week after staying away during voluntary practices. He remained quiet during the time of his absence, however, became the focus of reports. It seems that the possibility of a long-trem deal with the Bears nonexistent.
According to a new report, Jeffery and Breas are still in negotiations of a long-term contract, and they will have an agreement soon.
Breas lacked a reliable playmaker due to the absence of Jeffery last season. One reason the Bears seemed hesitant to hand Jeffery a new deal stemmed from his injury woes last year when Jeffery missed seven games with soft-tissue injuries. But Jeffery looks just fine when he arrived this past week.
In general, even if a long-term deal fails to materialize this offseason, it seems doesn’t smart to let the top-five wideout walk in a year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that cornerback Artie Burns, the 25th overall pick in April’s draft, has signed a four-year contract that includes a fifth-year team option.
Burns (6-foot, 197), who was the 25th overall pick, played at the University of Miami. He started 23 games during his career with the Hurricanes and finished his with 93 tackles, 14 pass breakups, seven interceptions, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. An intriguing prospect with a high ceiling (and low floor), Burns is in position to be a starting cornerback under Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler.
The Steelers also signed TE Paul Lang.
Lang, an undrafted rookie free agent tight end out of Michigan State, is a Mount Lebanon native. He played high school football seven miles south of Heinz Field, grew up a Steelers and Heath Miller fan and wore Miller’s No. 83 in East Lansing.
Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football at SMU, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Sanders was an all-district running back, wide receiver and safety at Bellville (Texas) High School, where he was named Team MVP and Tri-County Offensive Player of the Year following his senior campaign.
Sanders finished his collegiate career as Southern Methodist University’s all-time career leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (3,791), receiving touchdowns (34) and 100-yard receiving games (16) as he topped the 600-yard mark in all four seasons on campus… Named first-team All-Conference USA following his senior year when he set single-season school records with 98 catches for 1,339 yards (13.7 avg.) to go along with seven touchdowns.
Born: March 17, 1987, Bellville, TX
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 180 lbs
40 yard dash time: 4.41 seconds
Partner: Gabriella Waheed
Education: Southern Methodist University
Current team: Denver Broncos