The Jets drafted strong safety Calvin Pryor so that he could make his presence felt near the line of scrimmage, but coverage problems have altered those plans this season. Unfortunately, head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t seem to think that he’ll be able to give Pryor those opportunities the rest of the way in 2014. “With the way our roster is now, you have to make adjustments,” Ryan said, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News (on Twitter). Tonight’s look around the NFL..
- As the Vikings wait on the Adrian Peterson ruling, the Vikings believe the climate is changing with sponsors getting back on board, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. When Peterson is given clearance to return, the team believes that the public will be more welcoming and ready for him (link).
- Todd Gurley‘s season ending injury could serve as a lesson to future college superstars, writes Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The star Georgia tailback has reportedly torn his ACL and Florio wonders if future draft prospects might sit out of college football prior to being eligible rather than risk a serious injury like his.
- Prior to signing Bacarri Rambo, the Bills also tried out former Chargers safety Brandon Taylor, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (on Twitter).
- The Browns are trying to temper expectations in advance of Josh Gordon‘s return, writes ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon. “We all know what Josh is capable of but let’s not put all this pressure on him to be the savior,” quarterback Brian Hoyer said.