Patriots haters are still stunned that the team they love to hate not only won Super Bowl 51, but did it by pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
The veteran pass-rusher and seven-time Pro Bowl selection is not ready to retire and would like to return for a 16th NFL season, according to USA Today.
Freeney is coming off a season in which he went to his third Super Bowl but started just one game for the Falcons. The 37-year-old defensive end recorded 10 tackles and three sacks in 15 regular-season games but did have a sack in Atlanta’s Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.
He had eight sacks in 2015 while with the Cardinals but hasn’t recorded double-digit sacks since 2010 while with the Colts.
Freeney was a first-round pick of the Colts in the 2002 NFL Draft and led the league with 16 sacks in 2004. He helped the Colts win the Super Bowl in 2006 and to return in 2009 before last season’s trip with the Falcons.
While he doesn’t have the same burst he once had, Freeney could still contribute as a situational pass-rusher. He was in on 56 of 59 defensive plays for the Falcons in the Super Bowl, so stamina isn’t an issue, and returning to Atlanta would be an option. He played for the veteran Texans Cheap Jerseys league minimum of $1 million last year, so he won’t be expensive for whichever team decides to sign him.
LSU’s Leonard Fournette gets most of the attention when discussing the top running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft class.
But there are some who believe Florida State’s Dalvin Cook should be the first running back taken in April’s draft.
The Jets discussed, but never seriously, considered moving Revis to safety, Bowles confirmed, and that was something Revis was willing to do.
“Obviously, the business side of it … had a lot to do with it as well,” Bowles said of the team’s decision to cut Revis. “Trying to move a guy and project a guy from corner to safety at that kind of salary is kind of tough.”
Bowles, though, insists giving Revis $39 million in guaranteed money before the 2015 season was a sound decision.
“I think it was a good idea,” Bowles said. “I think it was a good call at the time. Obviously, he didn’t play as well this year. Neither did anybody else (on the Jets). But he’s a good football player. And that doesn’t bother me at all.”
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Both players have made jokes at the Browns expense in the last month, but Watson said Friday his quip while receiving the Davey O’Brien Award in Fort Worth, Texas, was not meant to disparage the Browns.
Calvin Pryor has been the Jets’ starting safety for (mostly) the last three years. It was quite strange to see him working on the far field with rookies, undrafted free agents and roster-bubble players Tuesday. When the entire team came together for a few reps at the end of practice, he was with the third-team defense.
The still-young safety could find a new home in Cleveland, as things obviously didn’t work out in New York.
Sam later tried the Canadian Football League and became its first openly gay player to appear in a regular-season game, but he ultimately left the Montreal Alouettes for personal reasons.
Outsports.com co-founder Cyd Zeigler insists the only reason Sam didn’t make a 53-man NFL roster is because he is gay.
“Let’s be clear — the Cowboys didn’t give him a chance,” Zeigler told SiriusXM. “The Cowboys did the NFL and other teams a big favor by bringing him in. Michael never even met (head coach) Jason Garrett until the day he was cut. That was all window dressing. Frankly, I think the Rams drafting him was probably a bunch of window dressing too, although I do have a lot of respect for Fisher and (general manager Les) Snead. I think they’re upstanding guys and wanted to make it work.
“I’ve talked at length with Michael and his agent. They only had in the next Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment six months one team who would really even answer their phone calls (after the Cowboys). No one would even bring him in for a workout.”
Zeigler believes “we’d be having a Cheap Jerseys Soccer China very different story about his acceptance in the NFL” if Sam wouldn’t have announced his sexuality until first making a 53-man roster. But while his orientation remained a public secret despite Sam having told his Missouri teammates, it probably wouldn’t have remained that way among NFL teams that personally dig into player backgrounds as part of their scouting process.