Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is no longer facing a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance after local prosecutor Joe Deters dismissed the matter Wednesday. Still remaining are misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business after his arrest on Jan. 3.
Now that the Cincinnati Bengals are two weeks into free agency, they have a more accurate picture of how the roster will look heading into the 2017 draft. We're taking a look at each position, how it changed in free agency and where it stands now.
A.J. McCarron brought his right hand to his heart. His arm can be measured. His athleticism, too. His film can be dissected. But in there, beating beneath his palm, is the one thing he says can help him lead an NFL franchise. “That’s hard to see,” he said, sitting in the University of South Alabama office of his longtime friend and USA wide receivers coach Tyler Siskey.
AFC North Bytes
If the Browns are going to make one last pitch for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, it will come at the league meetings, which commence Sunday in Phoenix, AZ, according to ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Grossi. Just after the trade that landed Brock Osweiler in Cleveland, It was reported that the Browns offer of two second-round draft picks was rebuffed by the Patriots.
Brandon Carr knows how rumors that he was contemplating retirement fanned out after the Dallas Cowboys’ stomach-punch loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional-round playoffs. He simply disputes the legitimacy of those reports.
Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene, who is considered the greatest Steeler of all-time, shared some of his time with Cook and Poni on Wednesday to talk about his career, his new book and his thoughts on the state of the Pittsburgh Steelers and today’s NFL.
Every year, I've churned out my annual 250+ pick mock draft. This year is no different. Is this an exercise in futility? You bet. Do I think this is actually going to happen? Probably not, especially given the fact that I do not project trades into this behemoth of an undertaking.
A security guard asked the wife of Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall to leave the lower bowl of Bankers Life Fieldhouse after she started loudly cursing shortly after Sunday’s 65-62 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.
Devon Still has seen first-hand the mental toughness needed to battle cancer. The Howard High and Penn State graduate watched his 6-year-old daughter, Leah, go through Stage 4 neuroblastoma, and he has seen many other families deal with it as well. That has made Still determined to use his status as an NFL player to help out families dealing with childhood cancer through his Still Strong Foundation.
Ask former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster to get up from the interviewee’s seat and explain a blitz on the whiteboard, and you might be unimpressed. Ask him to explain what happened at the hospital in Indianapolis, and you might leave unsatisfied. Ask him about his support network of friends and family, and you might feel unsure.