Today, marked the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one comes tomorrow. That and more in the news:
- The Philadelphia Eagles have reached a contract extension with LB Mychal Kendricks. The deal is for 4 years and $29 million with $16.4 million guaranteed. Kendricks has been a reliable player for the Eagles in his 3 seasons with the team, but has yet to play a full, 16 game season, which could cost the Eagles in an age where durability is a must-have. (Just look at all the talent the New York Giants have and they went 6-10 last season because of injuries.)
- QB Brian Hoyer has been named the starter in the Houston Texans QB battle. Hoyer has been battling with QB Ryan Mallett and, although he was named the starter for week 1, expect Houston to cycle through QBs during the regular season.
- RB Todd Gurley has been cleared to practice with the St Louis Rams. Gurley was the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, so I’m sure the Rams are glad to have him back. (I’m also glad he’s back as a fantasy player.)
- The 1st and 2nd overall picks in the 2015 NFL Draft (QBs Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans) both looked much better during this second week of preseason action. Will they both end up living up to the hype? Doubtful. Usually, in cases like this, their is AT LEAST one bust. Last time, I mistakenly called RG3 over Andrew Luck and, needless to say, I was VERY wrong. So this time, I’m calling the #1 overall pick to succeed. Jameis Winston will turn the Buccaneers around.
- WR Reggie Wayne has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. Wayne has spent the past 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, and could end up facing his former team in the playoffs this season (should he stick in New England).
- Today was the last day that anybody can say Madden NFL 15 is the most recent Madden game to have been released. Tomorrow, Madden NFL 16 hits the shelves with WR Odell Beckham Jr (New York Giants) on the cover. I played one final tribute game today on Madden 15. I set the difficulty on rookie to run up the score and did a New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl matchup. My Giants won 161-0 and I only played two quarters. Yes, everything about the game was totally unrealistic, and it was great. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if division rivals could play each other in the Super Bowl? Maybe this could be a statement to the NFL to break the conferenced format? That would be great. 🙂
Well, it’s time to put this edition of ‘Day in Review’ on ice…Carlos Dunlap Pours Water On Andy Dalton…I said, “on ice” Dulap, not on Dalton (though he was as cold as ice during the Bengals’ preseason game today). That’s all for TheHaysWay today, have a pleasant tomorrow.