Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson confirmed that he’ll be in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp and is hopeful that this will help his chances of securing a contract extension.
“I’m going to be there for minicamp,” Dotson said, via the Tampa Tribune. “It’s my only chance to make a good faith move and get contract talks going again, so I’ll be there.
“I think we can get a deal done pretty quickly,” Dotson said. “We were pretty close before. I’m hoping if I show up we can get it done. I really don’t want to miss any workouts or training camp.”
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton, who’s entering the final year of his rookie contract, mentioned that he’s focused on performing to the best of his ability and leaving his contract situation up to his agent and the team to figure out.
“If they want to pay me, they’ll pay me,” Hilton said, via the Indianapolis Star. “It takes both sides to come to an agreement. I leave that up to my agent and just go out there and have fun.”
Dolphins president of football operations Mike Tannebaum explained their logic for signing DT Ndamukong Suh to a massive contract this offseason.
“A big factor was he could impact every play from the standpoint of against the run, he’s going to take two people,” Tannebaum said while appearing the Move The Sticks podcast, via the Miami Herald. “In the quick passing game, they are going to have to get rid of the ball because he’s going to be a great matchup against any guard in the league…. He really leads by example. He’s been impactful in the classroom. His work ethic and professionalism have been tremendous so far.”
Jets RB Stevan Ridley said earlier in the week that he still doesn’t know if he’ll be ready to go for the start of training camp.
“I really can’t predict the future. I’m not going to set myself up for any false hope or say that I’m going to do something that I’m not,” Ridley said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’ve just got to make sure that I’m 100 percent healthy, and that when I do hit the field, I’m making an impact.”
In regards to his recovery from a season-ending knee injury, Ridley mentioned that he’s “doing well.”
“Right now at this point in time, just taking it one day at a time,” Ridley said. “From the time I got here to now, I can definitely see the improvement. I’ve still got a lot of work to do. I’m just trying to make sure I’m putting myself in position to help this team out when the season rolls around.”