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.
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.
Defensive striker Henry Melton becomes the newest member of the Denver Broncos.
Melton, who was once selected to the Pro Bowl, played in 16 games (1 starts) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and completed two sacks last season. The 29-year-old player will become a valued member of the Broncos defensive lines, after the team’s defensive tackle Vance Walker has been placed on the injured reserve.
The Broncos got more good news before completing Melton’s signing. DeMarcus Ware will soon return to training. Defensive end Derek Wolfe looks do not hurt but previously considered likely to encounter serious knee injury.
Melton has made 22.5 sacks in the previous six seasons.
Miami Dolphins signed former Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster at the end of last month, but due to Foster’s Achilles tendon injury has not healed, Dolphins has been slow down the pace of his return. From the current situation, Foster seems to have been ready. Dolphins coach Adam Gase in an interview with reporters said that Forster is expected to attend the second week of the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The coaching staff praises Foster since he joined the new team, Adam Gase respect Foster can directly participate in the first team training shortly after his accession. Although the Dolphins have high hopes for the second-year running back Jay Ajayi, apparently Gase more trust veteran Foster’s experience and ability.
In the first week of the preseason game against the New York Giants, Ajayi rushed the ball only twice to get six yards, which far less than the other two running back Isaiah Pead and Daniel Thomas’ contribution of 90 yards.
Although Foster’s debut time must not be too long, at least we can see his competitive state and injury situation from his limited running.
Back in March, Kellen Winslow Jr.,33-year-old, told Fox Sports reporter that he might return.
This week, he told reporters that he did find a team, which is the Green Bay Packers, to discuss the further.
Packers have just completed the former Los Angeles Rams tight end Jared Cook’s signing, but he missed the training camp because of a foot injury, what’s worse, Richard Rodgers is the only one leave on the tight end reserve.
Winslow was the draft of Cleveland Browns in 2004, but didn’t attend any games due to the injuries, and in 2007, he completed 82 catches for 1106 yards. After that, he has been playing for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and New York jets at different times.
After the 2013 season, he never appeared on any team’s roster, this summer he would lose weight to complete the comeback.
Von Miller had been in the headline all the offseason because of his renewal problem, and he got a contract containing at least $70 million finally.
Except Miller has made for all the headlines, he is equally fascinating off of it as well — which is something we learned on Tuesday. Miller is understood to spent a lot of time in the study of many kinds of literature about extinct animals in the past few months.
“I guess I’m just weird,” Miller says. “I don’t know why I like giant animals in New Zealand, it just interests me. But when you see pictures of this … you’ve got a 12-foot bird that looks like an ostrich or an emu and you’ve got these little humans and they are hunting down these birds, I thought it was just dope. We’ve come far since then, people don’t really even go out there and hunt like that. I think it’s dope to learn about humans, about ourselves and where we come from.”
It seems that Miller has got away from football and found his own new pursuit in this offseason as himself thinking.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an injury in the last season, but the injuries weren’t the only problems.
Luck admitted that he didn’t play well in the 2015 season, even he was in a good health.
“Injuries aside, I was not playing very good football — before they happened,” Luck said. “I’ve got to be better. Toward my last couple games I felt like I was playing much better, trending in the right direction.”
Luck suffered his season-ending kidney injury in a game, which was also his best game in the last season. He was limited to seven games, and his year ended with the lacerated kidney. Even before that lacerated kidney, Luck reportedly played through cracked ribs and dealt with a shoulder injury.
He posted a 74.9 passer rating, which finished below Colin Kaepernick. In the 2016 season, Colts need Luck to be healthy and better.
The Chicago Bears’ coach John Fox announced that the wild receiver Marquess Wilson would accept the left foot surgery during the times of the mini camp.
Wilson re-fractured his left foot when he trained on Tuesday. The WR wouldn’t participate in the competition in the new season because of injury, though Bears do not have the intention to release him.
Wilson was put on the injured reserve list and absent the last five competitions in the last season, due to left foot fractured as well. He was also absent the first nine competitions in the 2014 season because of a broken collarbone.
The other wild receivers get a chance to replace Wilson. After Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White, and Eddie Royal get the first three position, the remaining players will strive for substitution of WR in the fierce competition.