Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rams re-sign DT Michael Brockers to a 3-year contract

Los Angeles Rams re-signed one of the starting defensive linemen.

Michael Brockers

Rams completed the re-signing of defensive tackle Michael Brockers with a 3-year contract, which worth $33.125 million, including $17 million in guaranteed.

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“Keep Michael is our team’s priority,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. “The defensive lineman has always been very important to us, and Michael had made a significant contribution to our team since he joined the team. We are very excited to continue his career in Los Angeles.”

Brockers, the 2012 No.14 draft pick, will enter the last year of his contract and get $6.146 million salaries.

Brockers has not yet grown to the star-level passer, but he can keep stable and continues to play, he has started 57 games for the Rams.

The 25-year-old Brockers is a key part of defensive lineman of the strong Rams lineup depth this season. In the case of Aaron Donald with his rookie contract, the Rams will keep the defensive combination in the next few years.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall takes knee during national anthem

In front of a national audience during the NFL’s kickoff game to open up the 2016 season, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee on the sidelines during the singing of the national anthem.

Marshall appeared to be the only player on the Broncos or the Carolina Panthers to make the gesture.

Brandon Marshall

In a statement to Pro Football Talk, the Broncos said, “While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the national anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision.”

It’s unclear what Marshall’s motivations were, but several players have made similar gestures since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat on the bench during the anthem during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

Kaepernick, who played college football with Marshall at Nevada, said he couldn’t stand for a flag that represents wrongdoings committed against people of color.

Tennessee Titans releases WR Hunter and RB Sankey

Tennessee Titans continue to clean up the team underperforming wide receiver.

After traded Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago, the team released Justin Hunter on Friday. They also got rid of the third-year running back Bishop Sankey.

Dorial Green-Beckham

Hunter had already publicly admitted that he was close to leaving the team, so his release was just a matter of time.

Hunter completed three catches for 27 yards when playing the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins backup defensive lineup, which is obviously not enough to make the player who only completed 50 catches in the past two seasons stay in the team. Hunter’s performance wasn’t enough to impress the team, on the contrary, the fifth-round pick wide receiver Tajae Sharpe and veteran Richard Matthews left a deep impression on the team.

As Sankey, the 2014 draft pick, was replaced by the DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry and the overcrowding team has no position.

It can be considered Sankey will find opportunities in other teams. Hunter still has an excellent athletic ability, but the key of his is to transform the poor and unstable performances to threats in the weekly competition.