Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that the NFL has identified 21 “at-risk” players, due to their on-field conduct and is in the process of meeting with them to discuss ways to correct their play to prevent any future issues.
NFL executive VP of football operations Troy Vincent will conduct the meetings. Some of players who Vincent will meet with include:
- Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
- Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall
- Buccaneers S Dashon Goldson
- Titans S Michael Griffin
- Redskins S Brandon Meriweather
- Raiders DL Antonio Smith
- Chiefs LB Joe Mays
- Colts LB Erik Walden
“The objective was to sit down, review the tape, watch the games, and let’s see what’s taking place — from a coverage standpoint, up front, every scenario,” said Vincent. “How do we assist in making sure the player, the coach, the agent, everyone is on the same page in regards to what we expect and what they expect? A lot of it was casual conversation, put on the tape and say, ‘Take me through this play progression.‘”
Breer adds that the NFLPA has been informed of Vincent’s initiative, but isn’t actively involved in the process.
According to Vincent, the overall goal is to prevent players from doing things on the field that could impact their careers in a big way.
“I thought overall that the players were very receptive,” Vincent said. “And they appreciate what took place. I said to them, ‘I want to keep you on the field.’ And I wanted to make sure they heard it from me.“