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As it should be no surprise for any NFL fan, Marshawn Lynch has still not shown up for OTAs. Lynch, according to SI.com, is the only player on the roster that has not attended any form of practice, but wait, it gets better. As of this afternoon, new head coach Chan Gailey has not had any communication with Lynch since taking the position.Ironically, Lynch is in Buffalo, [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
With training camp under way, the Jaguars are still without their first round selection in the NFL draft, Eugene Monroe. Monroe is the only drafted Jaguar who is yet to sign a contract with the team.  Second round pick Eben Britton was the most recent with a four year deal signed on Sunday. Although Monroe is not the only first round draft pick yet to sign, it is discouraging to begin camp without your eighth overall pick. Of the nine remaining unsigned first round picks, six of them were selected in the top 10 of the draft. With the seventh overall pick, the Raiders signed WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to a 5-year, $38.25 million contract, $23.5 million of which is guaranteed. Monroe is more than likely looking for numbers very similar to Heyward-Bey's, and the Jaguars are [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
As of four days ago, WR Michael Crabtree is officially a contract holdout. Crabtree was taken with the 10th pick of the draft as San Francisco's first round draft choice and is the only rookie not yet signed by the team. As I write this, I wonder how many articles you, the readers, have stumbled on lately labeling Crabtree as a "diva," or perhaps, how many articles you've come across calling doom and gloom for the 49ers and head coach Mike Singletary if they don't get that pick signed right away! If your eyes are open and you're looking at sports news, my guess is at least five. I'm here to dispel some of these myths, as well as clue you in on the situation as of right now. What does it mean for the 49ers? What does it mean for the record-setting wide receiver out of Texas Tech? Read [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
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