Every time I think I’ve heard it all, I hear something else.
America loves a good redemption story, and I personally hope Manziel rips it up in the Spring League and gets another chance to return to the NFL. However, for a guy who only has himself to blame for the various problems that have plagued him over the last four years, accuse the Browns of not seeing through his BS is a bad, bad look.
The Panthers also have an immediate need at cornerback following the Daryl Worley trade and the Bashaud Breeland free-agency fail. But Wynn and/or UTEP’s Will Hernandez need to be play with this pick as potential replacements for left guard Andrew Norwell, who left for the Jaguars. Wynn is the better overall prospect.
The Titans were busy in NFL free agency, adding running back Dion Lewis and cornerback Malcolm Butler. As yet another team handing its base 3-4 defense over to a new coordinator in Dean Pees, Tennessee with this pick has a chance to pile on the pass rush behind Derrick Morgan (29) and Brian Orakpo (31), both of whom become free agents in 2019. Hubbard has a nose for the QB no matter how he’s aligned.
Long had ankle surgery heading into the 2017 season and missed time early in the year while recovering. He ended the year on injured reserve, had neck surgery before the year was out and added operations on his shoulder and elbow once he hit the offseason.
On Tuesday, Long said he didn’t know when he’d be cleared for full participation but said he doesn’t expect any issues come the regular season.
“If it were up to me, I’d be full go right now,” Long said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “I feel as if I am. But there’s certain things that are time-sensitive that we have to follow a certain timeline with, the neck being one of them. As you know it’s not something you wanna take lightly. We’re gonna take all the time we need, but there will be no limitations once the season rolls around.”
The 2013 first-round pick made the Pro Bowl after his first three seasons, but missed 14 games over the last two years as a result of his maladies. The hope in Chicago will be that a return to health allows them to again benefit from a high level of play from their right guard.