Another days events in the NFL brings us another news roundup. Let’s take a look at who’s up, who’s down, and who’s angry in the world of the NFL. Not long until the preseason, you hang on in there guys!
Kyle Callaway dies in tragic accident
In what appears to have been a tragic accident, former Buffalo Bills Offensive Lineman Callaway was struck by a train from behind, whilst he was running on the tracks near his home. Reports claim that this was a regular activity for Callaway, and that on this particular day, rain had made the banks slippery, so Callaway was running on and off of the tracks to avoid the slippery surfaces. It appears that due to the conditions on the day, Callaway was unaware of the train approaching from behind, and was unable to get out of the way. Our thoughts are with his family in the wake of this tragedy, who have elected to donate his brain to further the study into the effects of CTE within football players.
Detroit drop Tulloch
The Lions have released MLB Stephen Tulloch into free Agency. The over-performing MLB has been a powerhouse for the Lions in the five seasons he was with them. Unfortunately, at 31 he is starting to show a little rust, and the Lions are releasing him before he starts to deteriorate. He’s still a viable player, with a few seasons left in him, if a team can look at putting him into the right setup.
Saints Tap up Tapp
New Orleans have chased down a strong Defensive end, in Darryl Tapp. After losing Hau’oli Kikaha to injury, this left a major gap in their pass rush game plans, and they Saints are scrabbling to get the right guy in the spot before the pre-season starts. They have dropped Jack Tabb from the Tight End position to make roster room for Tapp, but that doesn’t mean that this is the end of the story. Expect the Saints locker room to get busy with Pass Rushers before the final roster gets cut.
Broncos butter up
The Broncos have re-approached Von Miller with a view to re-negotiating his new contract. Having rejected a previous offer that would have made him the highest paid defender in the league, Von Miller clearly wants more money in guaranteed funds before he is willing to sign on the line. With only ten days left before the deadline, expect this to go to the wire.
Salty about Salaries
On a related note, the recent flurry of contracts for NBA players have made some NFL players a little salty about their own contracts. With NBA players appearing to gather far higher guaranteed funds in contracts, the NFL players feel that they could be getting a raw deal. With an NBA player earning on average $24,720,000 over their career, and an NFL player only pulling in $6,650,000, you can understand the issue. When you factor in how many games they play, and the length of the play, NFL players earn $1,979 per minute, and NBA players only get $1,308. Nobody tell the MLB, but they only carry home $181 per minute of play.
NFL top ten released
The NFL have released the final part of their top 100 players, and we will be conducting a full article on their choices elsewhere. Prepare for a wave of salty tweets from those that didn’t get ranked as high as they were last year.
Meyer wants to keep his Juniors
Urban Meyer, Ohio States head Coach, has been vocal about his desire to change the draft format. Having lost 9 Juniors to this year’s draft, he has reason to question it. Should players be able to jump straight in after such a short career in college ball? Meyer believes that an early combine format, and access to scouts at that stage could help players develop a more realistic understanding of where they can go with their careers, and might make them stay on a little longer in College.