On Wednesday night, it was discovered that Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia and his friend and former college teammate, Greg Dietich, were indicted, but never prosecuted, for assaulting a college student during a 1996 trip to South Padre Island.
In 2015, Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler, the No. 3 overall pick, suffered a torn ACL during rookie minicamp after signing a rookie participation agreement but not a contract. Four days later, the Jaguars signed Fowler the same fully guaranteed contract he otherwise would have received.
Fowler’s subsequent first two seasons after recovery have been a major disappointment in terms of production, and the team did not exercise his fifth-year option earlier this month.
One of the factors at play in rookie minicamp is the deceivingly high level of intensity, which is not always the case in veteran minicamps.
Warner later tweeted, I simply mentioned that I had thrown a text to a coaching friend — saying I think I could give him one more year if he needed me! This was not ‘I’m dead set on making a comeback’ just friends having a [conversation]!!
Fair enough and Warner expressed similar sentiments on Monday when pressed on if he would really consider a comeback at the age of 38.
In my limited interactions with Witten, he was always gracious and accommodating, even if the Cowboys had just lost or were in the midst of one of their numerous controversies.
In an era shared with Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Rob Gronkowski, Witten was never the game’s best tight end, but he was probably the toughest. A broken jaw suffered in his rookie season cost him the only game of his 15-year career. His signature play occurred in 2007, when he rumbled for most of a 53-yard reception in Philadelphia without his helmet, which was knocked off during the course of the play, before being tackled.