The Texans announced they cut offensive tackle Jake Rodgers on Tuesday.
And that is indeed the case, according to Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum.
However he does it, Bates must improve the Jets’ offensive production. The Jets finished last season 24th in Football Outsiders’ offensive DVOA ratings.
Beachum spoke Tuesday in Manhattan at the annual Gridiron Gala charity event, which benefits the United Way of New York City. Beachum was honored at the event — along with Giants defensive lineman Damon Harrison (an ex-Jet) — for his work in the community.
“I got a text from Charles Woodson, who told me, ‘Your son has to retire. There’s no way he can put that red helmet on his head,’” Reggie McKenzie said. “Part of me felt that way, but in all seriousness it’s a good opportunity for him and I was hoping that he would land at a spot that will kind of grow him to that position. He can play D-tackle, but I think he could be special on the offensive line. That’s where we were going to play him.”
For his part, Kahlil McKenzie has already vowed to whip the team his dad runs. He may be a sixth-round rookie, but McKenzie is already right in the middle of one of the NFL’s best rivalries.
Chris Ballard will not be known as the G.M. who traded Andrew Luck.
After Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team turned down trade offers for Luck, Ballard said the same, and he said he quickly cut off the conversation when he received calls wondering what it would take to pry Luck away from Indianapolis.
“We’re not trading Andrew Luck,” Ballard said. “I’m not putting that on my résumé.”
More Jackson is the future, but Flacco is the present On some level, it makes Flacco look petty that he hasn’t reached out to Jackson to welcome him to the team and offer at least an insincerelet me know if I can help.
On another level, however, NFL coaches and players tell us all the time: this league is a business.