Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, the defensive end says he came out to his teammates and coaches in August.
Among the early entrants expected to be selected near the top of the draft are Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, Jadeveon Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins.
Likely the top overall talent in the draft class, Clowney finished his college career Wednesday in the Gamecocks’ 34-24 victory over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.
Thanks to an influx of inked-up stars, tattoos are becoming commonplace in the NFL. But teams may want to take a closer look at what exactly is branded on their prospects’ bodies.
The draft is normally scheduled for late April. Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week there was a conflict with an Easter show at Radio City.
As a Palestinian-American, the Jets’ offensive lineman is a rarity in the NFL.
After day one of minicamp, Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith gave himself an “F” Grade.
Giants rookie offensive lineman Justin Pugh is out to prove his toughness and tenacity at mini-camp.
The Jets have signed Staten Island native and fifth-round pick Oday Aboushi to a four-year contract.
The rookie quarterback has already dealt with some not-so-nice headlines in New York, and the heat will only intensify at training camp this summer during the Jets’ five-man QB competition.
The Jets have had their fair share of quarterback bashing via anonymous sources. Apparently it’s not limited to the hallways at Florham Park.
“You don’t worry about anything,” McElroy said. “You just go out there and, with the reps you’re given, you make the most of them. That’s all you can really control and that’s all you can really worry about.”
“We worked tirelessly for Geno Smith and all of our draft prospects,” Select Sports Group said. “The NFL Draft is unpredictable, and we prepared Geno and all of our draft prospects, as we do every year, about what can happen during the draft.”
There are two glaring questions surrounding the Giants’ draft: What are they going to do with their new QB? And how did they go seven rounds without taking any linebackers?
One local team — the one with two Super Bowl trophies in the Eli Manning era — seems to have a plan. The other? Not so much.