Shanahan: Struggles of Robert Griffin III unrelated to injury
Griffin sustained a serious knee injury in the 2012 playoffs. He then struggled in 2013 in an offense designed to transform him into a drop-back quarterback rather than one that took advantage of his mobility. He suffered another knee injury last year and did not perform well in the offense of new coach Jay Gruden.
"I don't think getting hurt has anything to do with it," Shanahan told 106.7 The Fan. "In college he didn't have a route tree, didn't have a playbook. That does take some time. ... If you take a quarterback like that you must run the kind of system that allows him to be successful. ... I really believe Robert thought he was more of a drop-back quarterback. He hasn't done things the NFL asks you to do. It does take some growing pains. You better really work on it inside and out."
Some have wondered why the Redskins went so hard after Griffin if they weren't willing to create an offense that maximizes his skill set.
Sheldon Richardson not at Jets' OTAs because 'I have a life'
Richardson's explanation isn't likely to win anyone over.
Richardson went on Twitter and told fans he missed the workouts because, "I have a life outside of football."
"I chose to enjoy my family a little longer," he continued. "So to (you) fans that know everything, please worry 'bout yourself."
Richardson pointed out in another tweet that he "jus' wasn't at practice," but that he was still "putting in work tho'"
Jaguars relying on young WRs Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee
The Jaguars don't have a receiver with more than 59 career receptions on the roster. The team is relying heavily on a trio of second-year players in
"Those guys all had 40-some catches," general manager David Caldwell said, per ESPN. "It’s not like they didn’t produce at all or missed a whole year. They did some good things ... They’re no longer young guys. They have to be our veterans."
Raiders sign draft pick Neiron Ball
Ball is a linebacker out of Florida. With his signing, the Raiders have seven of their 10 picks from the 2015 draft under contract.
Eagles DB Maxwell: 'We're going to do big things here'
Maxwell wants to continue his tradition of winning with the
"I'm starting to get adjusted to Philadelphia. I love this city. I love the people around here. It's cool," Maxwell said. "I think we're going to do big things around here." "I'm starting to get adjusted to Philadelphia. I love this city. I love the people around here. It's cool," Maxwell said. "I think we're going to do big things around here."
Maxwell recorded 39 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games played last season. And though he just got a huge contract, he still motivated to getting that second Super Bowl ring.
"I'm more addicted to that feeling of getting another one. Winning is addicting. The fun is in the winning. I'm chasing after that," Maxwell said. "I'm excited about the season."
Colts' Phillip Dorsett has impressed at team OTA's
Rookie wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is not experiencing any rookie blues early on with the
The first-round pick out of the University of Miami wrapped up an impressive week of organized team activities, leaving a good impression on his veteran teammates.
"It's definitely not too big for him," quarterback
Dorsett averaged more than 24 yards per catch during his last season as a Hurricane, a stat that if he maintains as a Colt will get him on the field despite a talented group of receivers.
"I feel like I'm getting it pretty well," he said. "I came from a pro-style offense with a lot of concepts in college. It's basically the same concepts just different names. There's a lot more verbiage and differently terminology. So it's something that you just have to learn and get used to it."
After emergency surgery, Jets' Rontez Miles optimistic for another shot
Just before Miles was to make his 2014 debut last December, he suffered what appeared to be a basic calf bruise after a collision with teammate
Miles was rushed to a hospital and underwent emergency surgery.
"It could've been amputated or the muscle could've been destroyed," Miles said after Wednesday's organized team activities. "It could've been a couple of months or a year or so of recovery, and it would've been hard to come back from that."
Miles has been fighting for a spot on the Jets' roster for the better part of two years. He played in one game in 2013 and was ready for another chance last season before his freak injury. His goal will be even harder now because the safety position is now very crowded, but that won't deter Miles.
"Hey, I can't complain," Miles said. "I'm here and I'm playing football."
Extension for Marshal Yanda will cost Ravens
Yanda is in the final season of a five-year, $32.5 million contract he signed in 2011. The four-time Pro Bowl selection will turn 31 years old in September so his side will not look to compromise in the negotiations.
Mike Iupati, a three-time Pro Bowl guard, signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Cardinals at the start of free agency. The Chargers signed Orlando Franklin to a five-year, $36.5 million free-agent contract this offseason. Those deals set the bar high for the Ravens to retain one the NFL's premier guards.
Yanda was recently named the fifth-best player in the NFL by Profootballfocus.com.
Michael Sam finds new home with CFL's Alouettes
Michael Sam signed a two-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes on Friday.
The former joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year participated in the NFL's first-ever veterans combine earlier this year, where he was confident he would be playing professional football again.
“I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity,” Sam said. “I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.”
Sam was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam's signing.
New Broncos S Stewart: 'It's my position to lose'
Adapting to the playing conditions in Denver is proven to be difficult. Newly-signed safety
Stewart got the picture.
“You dehydrate pretty quickly, so you definitely have to stay hydrated," Stewart said. “Being up here and getting acclimated to the weather has been good. It’s going to help me when we go down south to wherever we have to play at."
Regardless of the new conditions, Stewart, who started 14 games last season for the Ravens, believes he will be the top guy at his position when the season rolls around.
“It’s my position, it’s my position to lose," Stewart said. "When I line up, I feel like at this level you’ve got to have confidence. When I signed here, I knew it was my job … I’m feeling well. Last year I was feeling well and it’s all about just staying consistent.’’
Stewart recorded 53 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 16 games last season.
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