In a league filled with egos, Cousins has rarely — if ever — shown signs of one. But when he first heard that the Redskins had hired Jay Gruden in January, the 26-year-old backup could not help but think selfishly.
The circumstances surrounding Jackson’s release have been laid out, yet they still remain entirely unclear. What’s known is that the wide receiver, a three-time Pro Bowler who still ranks fourth in Eagles history in receiving yards, was kicked to the curb by Philadelphia following the most productive season of his career.
Gruden, the Redskins’ coach, said the team waived Rambo on Tuesday because it had two other players — Trenton Robinson and Akeem Davis — who were better options on special teams.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says Hardy will continue to be paid, is allowed to be at the team facility but will not practice or play.
Reed was among eight players who missed at least a portion of the Redskins’ practice on Wednesday afternoon. Coach Jay Gruden said earlier this week that Reed would need to practice by Friday if he hoped to play Sunday at Philadelphia.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that Griffin, the Redskins’ starting quarterback, will have his dislocated left ankle immobilized in a hard cast for approximately 10 days and will then face a four-to-six-week rehabilitation schedule.
Despite separating his shoulder in the Redskins’ victory over Jacksonville, Jackson, the former Eagles wide receiver who signed with Washington in April, is planning on facing his old team in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Though RG3 didn’t fracture his ankle when he dislocated it, it’s possible he might not return this season. Regardless, Cousins will have plenty of time to show he’s more than just the NFL’s most talked-about backup.
The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday’s loss to New England. But the next day, the team said it would bring him back and sponsors reacted swiftly.
Our inability to look away from football is nothing new. But the last few months have been different. We might have thought the NFL was maxed out, but it has attracted a slew of new eyeballs as women, non-fans, politicians, news producers and corporate executives turn toward the league. What they see isn’t pretty.
Under the new rules announced Wednesday, players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance abuse program.