On Sunday Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Mychal Kendricks had signed with the Browns. This was all well and good until Kendricks heard the news.
Kendricks also didn’t use the most work safe language when asked to comment on the report.
That probably made the official news later that day that the Browns have in fact signed Kendricks to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million, a little more awkward.
It is very hard to tell why Kendricks would be so upset with the fact his deal was apparently leaked early. Some thought it was the idea that he would even play for the Browns, but that clearly can’t be the case if he decided to play for them.
The Rams pushed all the chips to the center of the table with the offseason acquisitions of Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, but Donald will remain the most important part of Los Angeles’ D. Donald has been one of the best defensive linemen in football for years now, but general manager Les Snead’s offseason haul has the potential to take Donald’s game to another level. Suh’s arrival, in particular, as an elite space-eating nose tackle should free up Donald to attack the quarterback in a way he’s never done before. Donald is already in a class of his own as an interior pass rusher — this could be the year he reaches his statistical apex. It’s a scary thought.
With all the offensive upgrades this season running back Saquon Barkley, left tackle Nate Solder, Hernandez the Giants expect Manning to bounce back to form after several down seasons.
We can win with him, Giants co-owner John Mara said of Manning. Objectively, Dave [Gettleman] and Pat both said he can still play.
Here’s the reminder that rookie running backs hit the ground, well, running in the NFL. Players at other positions might need a few years to reach the height of their powers, but a tailback could give you the best season of his career in Year 1. Which brings us to Barkley, the most talked-up running back prospect in the league since Reggie Bush. Barkley is a true do-it-all back who immediately makes the Giants better, both in the rushing and passing games. Giants GM Dave Gettleman said he was looking at a transformational talent with the second overall pick — Barkley checks every box. This should be fun.