New Cardinals OL Justin Pugh explained that the Giants’ decision to move him around last year factored into the injuries he dealt with.
“We were struggling up front and they moved me to a position I hadn’t played in two years,” Pugh said, via ArizonaSports.com. “I’m out there playing right tackle and then they were like, ‘we need you to play left guard’ and then next week it’s back to right tackle. That’s not good for your body. You can’t get used to it that fast and there was some anxiety because I hadn’t played the position in two years, going to right tackle. … I just put one on the back for the team, no pun intended, and it ended up not helping me too much. It would have been a totally different story this past year if I wasn’t in that situation.”
The Rams are one of just two teams that have yet to sign a single draft pick. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, seeing as Rams COO Kevin Demoff has explained previously that they like to have their rookie class at the end of the offseason program.
“One of the things that we think is important with that is bringing the rookies in as a group, having them live together as a group, and not having any real differentiation between the first-round pick and the undrafted rookie,” Demoff said, via Pro Football Talk. “They’re in the hotel together. They’re eating meals together. They’re doing things together. And then [by the time] they all scatter, we’ll sign their contracts. They’ll leave knowing the contract’s done, so they don’t have to worry about that headache when they go on vacation.”
The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday that they’ve promoted Nolan Teasley to director of pro personnel.
“We are extremely excited to be able to promote Nolan Teasley into his new role as director of pro personnel,” Seahawks GM John Schneider said. “Nolan started as an intern with us and has continually impressed with his football knowledge and work ethic. We will all miss Dan Morgan but we are very pleased to be able to have Nolan step forward into his new role.”