Sorry I missed yesterday, I had a massive headache and crashed when I came home. So, here is the news from today and yesterday:
1. The New England Patriots are signing QB Matt Flynn. Flynn was previously seen as the next Aaron Rodgers because he was in a similar ‘backup to a great mentor’ situation that Rodgers was in when he entered the league, but clearly Flynn has not lived up to his expectations. Flynn spent 2014 with the Green Bay Packers, spent 2013 with the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers (in that order), the season prior he was with the Seattle Seahawks, and the 4 seasons before that he spent with the Pack.
2. The New England Patriots released TE Timothy Wright. Wright was traded to the Pats from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Logan Mankins prior to last season. Wright spent last season with the Pats and the previous season with the Bucs.
3. The Philadelphia Eagles have released OG Evan Mathis. Mathis is a pro-bowl caliber player despite the fact that he is getting up there in age and should be in some demand in the market. I REALLY hope the New York Giants snag him to help with their o-line woes. Mathis was in Philly for the past 4 seasons, was with the Cincinnati Bengals during the 3 seasons before that, spent one season with the Miami Dolphins before that, and spent the prior 3 seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
4. The Dallas Cowboys and CB Byron Jones have worked out a suitable contract that both have signed. Jones was the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft out of the University of Connecticut and was the 4th CB taken in the draft.
5. The Cincinnati Bengals have signed OT Cedric Ogbuehi. Ogbuehi was the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Texas A&M University and was the 2nd OT taken in the draft.
6. RB LaDainian Tomlinson has had his number retired by his long time team, the San Diego Chargers. Tomlinson spent 9 seasons with the Chargers and racked up 12,490 yards and 138 touchdowns during his time with the team. Tomlinson was part of the last generation of true, feature RBs and will definitely be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame within the next 10 years, maybe even the next 5.
That’s all for TheHaysWay today, have a pleasant tomorrow.