Welcome back everybody! Sorry I’ve missed a few days due to a business trip, but I’ve got some big news to talk about today:
1. The Indianapolis Colts released OT Gosder Cherilus. Cherilus signed a five-year deal with the Colts two years ago, but spent two years with the team, and the previous five seasons with the Detroit Lions.
2. The New Orleans Saints cut LB Junior Galette. Galette signed a four-year deal with the Saints last season, but only played one season of the new deal. He spent the four years before that with the Saints as well.
3. The Minnesota Vikings extended the contract of K Blair Walsh. The extension is for four seasons, $14 million with $5.25 million guaranteed. The deal follows K Stephen Gostkowski’s $17.2 million four-year deal with the Pats, signed last week. Both of these deals are likely a result of the NFL moving the PATs back for next season, requiring teams to have better kickers (which may not make a difference if QB Tim Tebow is always converting two-point conversion attempts). Walsh has spent the past three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
4. The United States won gold at the football world championships. AMERICA! The Dylan Favre (yes he’s related to former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (he’s his nephew) and is also a QB) led team USA beat Japan 59-12 in the championship game. For those of you wondering, this is why football isn’t an Olympic sport. Other countries can’t even compete with guys who AREN’T in the NFL. Can you imagine the score if other countries had to play a QB Aaron Rodgers-led offense and a DE JJ Watt-led defense? Hint: It would be a triple-digit win for the USA.
6. Check it out: QB Eli Manning of the NEW YORK GIANTS!!! and QB Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys show off their acting skills as the new ‘Rob Lowes’ in DirecTV commercials. Here they are:
As much as it pains me to say, Romo is a slightly better actor than Eli. But Eli is a better winner, so who cares about acting abilities?
7. THE BIGGEST NEWS: S Earl Thomas’ status for the Seattle Seahawks season opener is UNCERTAIN. Thomas injured his shoulder during the ‘Hawks NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers and underwent surgery this offseason. It was previously thought that he would be back, but the recovery has gone slower than expected. Honestly, I think the ‘Hawks are good enough to get by without Thomas for a little while, but the injury will definitely hurt them in terms of having a hole at FS.
That’s all for TheHaysWay today, have a pleasant tomorrow.