The Eagles announced Monday that Donnie Jones has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The nine-year NFL veteran replaces Mat McBriar, whom the team released in a corresponding move.
Jones spent last season with the Houston Texans, for whom he averaged 47.2 yards per kick with a net of 40.5. He ranks fifth in NFL history in gross (45.6) and net punting average (39.0), and is a two-time All-Pro selection.
Mike Freeman reported in CBSSports.com that gay player has coming out publicity in the next few months in pursuing his career but he was never identified by Freeman.
There has never been an active openly gay player in a major North American team sport.
The player’s concern, according to the report, is not how his news would be received in the locker room. His concern is the possible harm he might suffer from homophobic fans.
Friday was a rather slow news day, but there was still plenty to talk about. Dumervil remains the top free agent on the market since the contract/fax machine issue that forced the Denver Broncos to release him, and there were some more rumors surrounding him on Friday.
A civil lawsuit was filed Friday afternoon against Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson, his brother Terrell, his girlfriend and two others by two women who claim they were verbally and physically assaulted at Richardson’s home in Columbia Station in 2012.
Wright was a disastrous signing for the Buccaneers last offseason, because they spent far too much money for a player who has chronically underachieved and put together one of the worst contract years in 2011 while with the Detroit Lions.
After 13 years as the centerpiece of the team, Brian Urlacher and the Bears are parting ways.
“We were unable to reach an agreement with Brian and both sides have decided to move forward,” Bears GM Phil Emery said in a statement. “Brian has been an elite player in our league for over a decade. He showed great leadership and helped develop a winning culture over his time with the Bears. We appreciate all he has given our team, on and off the field. Brian will always be welcome as a member of the Bears.”
It is always been about money between New York Jets and Darrelle Revis. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Revis would get an average annual salary between $12 million and $13 million from the Buccaneers in a long-term contract. Sources told Mehta that Revis would agree to a contract “without much trouble.”
Only five to free agency for this 2013. One was the ex-Dolphins linebacker. Second, a person who had played 36 games with 189 receptions, 20 touchdowns while averaging 15.3 yards per catch and collecting 128 first downs. Third, future Hall of Fame safety who can still play and would be an outstanding addition to a few teams trying to get over the top. Fourth, a person who stay remains an outstanding backup candidate. Last, who has last three seasons he has tackles, 39 sacks, and 11 forced fumbles.
Atlanta Falcons agreed to a contract with free-agent running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Falcons had released running back Michael Turner, the team’s starter last season, before the start of free agency.
The annual NFL free agency is now officially here. A phase where valuable player gets more contracts and a moment of assets for franchise to spend huge.
Steelers is readily more to go as they upgraded their backup. It was confirmed that Bruce Gradkowski had three-year contract.
Pittsburgh wanted to get younger at that spot after Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich both struggled filling in for Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers were able to do that with Gradkowski, who turned 30 in January, and didn’t sacrifice on experience. Gradkowski has played seven years in the NFL and this is his third stop in the AFC North after a short stint in Cleveland and a two-year run as Andy Dalton’s backup in Cincinnati