Durant talks to Cowboys –
Justin Durant, the Linebacker dropped by the Falcons in February, has been approached by the Cowboys with regards to returning to the team that he played for in 2013-2014. With Rolando McClain facing a ten game ban, the Cowboys will need to have someone on the roster to replace him short term, and Durant would be ideal, with experience playing for them, and nine years behind him. The question being, after his last season with the Falcons being lacklustre, is his best behind him?
Taylor needs to toughen up –
Tyrod Taylor is playing the season for only $3M. He’s not getting a contract extension yet, and the Bills are claiming that if he wants one, then he is going to need to prove himself durable. With two starts missed due to injury last season, this is going to be the season where he proves himself to get the big bucks from the Bills next year.
Wing gets paid –
Someone that did prove themselves was Brad Wing. Punting for the Giants last year, after a trade from the Steelers, he earned himself a contract extension out to 2019, and a $6.45M payout to build a money fort out of. Clearly the Giants were happy with his performance last year, and want him to stay for the foreseeable.
Von Miller still holding out –
Von Miller is the Champion of the oppressed. This isn’t about money, this was never about money, this is about changing the league. He’s doing this for all the little guys, and everyone that will come after him. He’s still holding out on the contract signing until he gets more in guaranteed money in his contract. So it is a little bit about money.
Jarryd Hayne falls short –
Jarryd Hayne’s hopes of transitioning to yet another sport were dashed, as he was dropped from the program for the Olympic Rugby Sevens team in Fiji. The Former Rugby player transitioned to the NFL last season, as RB for the 49ers, and put in a pretty solid performance considering he was new to the sport. This latest news shouldn’t be seen as a failure for the man, as he is still more than capable of performing on the Rugby field, he just wasn’t ready to play three different sports at the top level.
2016 Summer Bowl –
The NFL is hosting the Summer bowl in the UK today. The Day long festival of Flag Football will involve 47 schools, and over 1000 students playing for 32 different teams. These teams were trained by professional athletes from the teams playing in the UK this season, in a display of continued investment from the NFL to expand the impact of Football on the international scale. The increase in camps and training schemes in the UK bolsters rumours of the long term goal of the NFL to try and gain a permanent foothold in Europe, in order to expand the influence of the game throughout the globe.