Combined with changes to draft pick compensation, the introduction of a salary floor, and other modifications contained within the new CBA, the shifting salary landscape has created a new paradigm in which an incredibly unlikely source of talent is becoming available at below-market rates: veteran free agents.
Video showing all uniforms for all teams on the new Madden. Big surprise, but our shoulder stripes are still jacked up. Fast forward to 13:40 min mark for panthers
"When Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen arrived in Charlotte, he didn't realize the move might save his son's life. Kimberly Jones has the story of T.J. Olsen's medical battle and how the family is fighting to help other children in similar situations." Great story just in time for Father's Day. Greg Olsen seems like a great guy!
Fair warning for those heading to the stadium this year: Fans will have a few options for bringing smalls bags into stadiums. They only will be allowed to bring in small clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", according to a press release from the league.
Fair warning for those heading to the stadium this year: That's the big takeaway from the new NFL policy revealed Thursday, which will limit the size and type of bags that are allowed into stadiums starting in the preseason. In an effort to increase public safety and expedite entry into the stadium, the NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of the measure.
"Fifty, why shoot low, right? If I’m going to shoot at it, I’m going to shoot at it with a 50 caliber. I’m going to shoot at a little bird with a 50-caliber bullet. That’s the goal for this year, 50 sacks, that’s where I’m at. That’s the goal, 50. You heard it first.’’ "Our d-line is about getting money and not like you all are thinking, just everybody winning. If the tackles are getting it, that means they’ve got to block them now and while they’re blocking them, I’m sneaking in the backdoor and taking everything. It’s the type of situation where we want everybody to win – the young guys, the new guys, the old guys. It was the same way last year. That’s how we got to RG III (Robert Griffin III), that’s how we got to Chicago, all those guys. Just breeding confidence into all of the defensive linemen and letting them know they can win.’’-- Greg Hardy, via Pat Yasinkas on his NFC South blog
Also calling CJ Loch Ness. And his personal goal is 50 sacks this year... Just him... Not the team. Gotta love this guy!
Interesting article on defensive end salary trends. Greg Hardy is mentioned by this metric as second best value in NFL.