It would be too late to help Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, but when and if the NFL’s new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse, writes Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. A source says that the renegotiation of the drug policy, which has been going on since 2011 and includes testing for HGH, also will significantly increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test and reduce the punishments for violations involving that drug. Here’s more from around the NFL..
- Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com (on Twitter) notes that a new team taking on Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson in a deal would be taking on an awful lot in financial commitments. Johnson’s cap figure is $15.6MM after hitting a $3.5MM escalator. Earlier today we learned that Johnson is frustrated with the Texans as he openly wondered if Houston is the place for him.
- Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com wonders if Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley could be the best defensive rookie to come out of this draft. Most assume No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney will come away with the award, but none of the defensive rookies taken with the first pick since the DROY was created have won it. That’s 45 years of history going in Mosley’s favor.
- Willie Colon doesn’t think the Jets’ impending quarterback derby will pull the team apart, tweets Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “No, competition is good. I think it’ll be healthy for us,” Colon said.