Are you ready for
some more football? Another spring football league is on the way, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. On Wednesday, initial plans will be unveiled for Major League Football and it appears that part of their spin will be a play clock that will require teams to get to the line of scrimmage and initiate their next play quickly. The league’s CEO will be former Bears G.M. and former Lions V.P. of player personnel Jerry Vainisi, who helped launch NFL Europe more than 20 years ago. Multiple spring leagues have been formed, and subsequently abandoned, over the years, so we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.
- Titans CEO Tommy Smith is promising sweeping change in the offseason. “The roster is going to look a lot different next year,” Smith told Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. “Players need to be playing to the best of their abilities right now, and that will determine their future. There may be some players whose contracts might be up, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to be here. There may be some players with multiyear contracts, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be here.“
- The Chargers saved only a bit of change by cutting Kwame Geathers, writes Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. By releasing the 24-year-old nose tackle, San Diego saved just $75K in cash. The 6’6″ lineman was said to have made strides this offseason but an August knee injury kept him from the field.
- Raiders cornerback Carlos Rogers was upset with the team’s decision to place him on IR, writes Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com.
- Eric Decker cashed in on free agency when he signed with the Jets, but things haven’t gone smoothly for him since then, writes Mark Craig of the Star-Tribune.
- Colts running back Trent Richardson is pumped to go against his former team, the Browns. “They gave up on me,” Richardson said, according to Zack Meisel of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. “I’m going to go into this game like it’s my last one.“