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
Bradley Roby is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State. Roby played cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga., where he was a four-time scholar athlete… Received All-Gwinnett County accolades following his senior year in 2009 after leading his team to the state quarterfinals… Majored in communications at Ohio State.
Roby started all 37 games played during his career at Ohio State University, totaling eight interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and 44 passes defensed… Returned two blocked punts for touch- downs and one recovered fumble for a touchdown as a Buckeye… Named a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection for his 2013 campaign in which he totaled 69 tackles (54 solo), three interceptions (120 yds.) and 16 passes defensed… Opened all 12 games in 2012 for the undefeated Buckeyes and was named a second-team All-America selection in addition to a first-team all-conference pick.
Born: 1992, Fort Worth, TX
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 192 lbs
Parents: Betty Roby, James Roby
School: Ohio State University
Current team: Denver Broncos