Hall of Fame
- Former Oilers LB Robert Brazile and Packers G Jerry Kramer were selected by the Seniors Committee as finalists for the Class of 2018. (Pro Football HOF)
- Both players will need 80 percent of the vote in order to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2018 calls. The vote is scheduled for Saturday, February 2.
- On Friday, former GM/personnel administrator Bobby Beathard was named as the contributor finalist for 2018 Hall of Fame class. (Pro Football HOF)
- Packers RT Bryan Bulaga said he is “not too concerned” about his right ankle injury and is “optimistic” he’ll be able to play in the team’s regular season opener. (Rob Demovsky)
- Demovsky writes that Bulaga is still waiting for his MRI results after X-Rays showed no damage.
- Seahawks CB Tramaine Brock‘s one-year contract is worth $980,000, which breaks down to a $900,000 salary and an $80,000 roster bonus if on he is on the 53-man roster for Week 1. (Adam Caplan)
Texans WR Jaelen Strong released a statement saying he is “disappointed” to be suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy after being arrested for marijuana possession in 2016, but feels he has matured since then.
“I am disappointed to find out I’ve been suspended for the first game of the season for an incident that took place over a year and a half ago,” Strong said, via ProFootballTalk. “I’ve done everything right since that night. I have learned and matured. I have dedicated myself to being the best person I can be for this team, this city and our community and I want to be someone kids can look up to. I made a mistake that night, but I won’t let this define me.”