Thursday , March 23 2017

Recent Player & Team News

March, 2017

  • 23 March

    NFL should fine, not penalize, celebration violations

    Getty Images The ongoing debate regarding the issue of player celebrations in the NFL overlooks a key threshold question: If a player goes too far, why should his team be penalized? In theory, taking away 15 yards of field position creates a strong incentive for coaches to tell players what …

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  • 23 March

    Patrick Mahomes, Joshua Dobbs had private workouts for Chargers

    Getty Images The Chargers know that Philip Rivers will be their starting quarterback in 2017 and he’s under contract for a couple more seasons, but they have started thinking about what comes next at the position. General Manager Tom Telesco didn’t rule out drafting a quarterback early in the draft …

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  • 23 March

    Terron Armstead restructures contract

    Getty Images The Saints have a bit more cap space to play with this year. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to restructure his deal with the team. Armstead’s $5 million roster bonus has been converted into a signing bonus to spread the cap …

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  • 23 March

    Goodell says he’s “fine” with Trump’s comment on Kaepernick

    Getty Images President Trump took some credit for Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment this week, saying that NFL owners may not want to sign Kaepernick because they don’t want the president to tweet criticism of a team for signing a player who declined to stand for the national anthem. NFL Commissioner …

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  • 23 March

    NFL plans to speed up Thursday night games

    Getty Images As NFL ratings declined last year and fans complained that the quality of the game had slipped, Thursday night games drew particular wrath. The league is hoping to fix that. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is working on improving the quality of Thursday games by reducing …

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