- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentions that while it’s possible Bears WR Alshon Jeffery could be traded before the upcoming deadline, there are a number of factors that complicate things.
- To begin with, Jeffery is owed $858,000 per week and over $7.7 million in cash and cap space for the remainder of the 2016 season as part of his franchise tender.
- Another issue is the simple fact that any team trading for him won’t be able to sign Jeffery to an extension until next year. This is a big issue, considering that Jeffery is in line to once again be an unrestricted free agent next year and franchising him again would cost a team over $17.5 million.
- Richard Graves reports that the Miami Dolphins will host the New Orleans Saints in a London game next year.
- This is the first London game to be reported up to this point.
Panthers QB Cam Newton mentioned after Sunday’s game that he plans to speak with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the hits he has been taking in recent weeks.
“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me honestly,” Newton said, via NFL.com. “Because at times I don’t even feel safe. And enough is enough. I plan on talking to Commissioner Goodell about this. But it’s not fun. And I don’t know what I have to do.
“The story of my life ever since I came in is, ‘Oh, oh well we missed that one, I’m sorry, we’ll try to get it.’ That’s bullcrap, that’s bullcrap.”
“As players in this league, we do something stupid, we get fined. If we do something derogatory to somebody else, we get fined. I just can’t keep accepting, ‘Oh we missed that one’ or ‘I apologize for doing that’ or ‘I didn’t see it,’ — that’s horsecrap. That’s horsecrap. And coming from a person that’s been fined before, coming from a person that everybody is expecting a lot from, and I’m still growing. But yet when you constantly see the hits, constantly see flags being picked up, and you constantly see flags getting thrown, and to see other quarterbacks getting it, lesser hits, lesser physical hits, then it’s taking the fun for me out. Iâ’m just being honest with that.”
- Rob Demovsky reports that while Packers WR Ty Montgomery didn’t play in Sunday’s game due to an illness that is not believed to be serious, this is still something the team wants to monitor moving forward.
- Ed Werder and Josina Anderson reports that Montgomery is dealing with a kidney-related ailment, but is doing better. The decision to rest his is considered “precautionary.”