- Bills OC Brian Daboll said of first-round QB Josh Allen: “He’s a mature guy and he’s handled his responsibilities the right way. Listens to the coaches and listens to the veterans, and if he makes a mistake one day, he corrects it the next.” (Joe Buscaglia)
- However, Daboll added that Allen is still working with the third-team offense. (Joe Buscaglia)
The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday the following front office personnel moves:
- Steve Malin – hired as Director of College Scouting
- Chris Cooper – promoted to Vice President of Football Administration
- Brandon Sosna – promoted to Salary Cap Analyst
- Scott Kaniecki – transitioning from a Scouting Assistant to Defensive Quality Control Coach.
The Browns also parted ways with:
- Chisom Opara (Director of Player Personnel)
- Bobby Vega (Director of College Scouting)
- Zac Bocian (scout)
- Scott Levin (Scout)
- Patrick Moore (Scout)
- Keegan Leyrer (College Scouting Assistant)
- Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com explains that it’s going to be difficult for the Steelers to get a long-term extension in place with franchise RB Le’Veon Bell before the July 15 deadline, given that it will be difficult for Pittsburgh to create a better option than him playing out the season under the franchise tag.
- Breer mentions that there are three scenarios for Bell right now including: 1) He makes $14.544 million in 2018 and hits free agency next year; 2) He’s transition tagged next year for $17.453 million in 2019 and tests the free agent market with the Steelers having the ability to match an offer; 3) He’s franchised for a third time at the cost of $23.189 million.
- Based on those numbers, it’s going to be hard for the Steelers to justify committing that kind of money to a running back.
- We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.