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NFL Notes: Johnny Manziel, Von Miller, & Eagles

Johnny Manziel

  • Johnny Manziel‘s lead attorney Jim Darnell told his publicist, Denise Michaels, on Monday that associate counsel Bob Hinton has withdrawn from the Manziel case.
  • This comes after he accidentally sent text messages to the Associate Press last week regarding their plans for Manziel’s defense and concerns about him passing a drug test.

Von Miller

  • Peter King of TheMMQB.com wouldn’t be surprised to see Broncos GM John Elway remain firm on his valuation in contract talks with franchise OLB Von Miller. In the end, King can see the two sides getting a deal done just before the July 15 deadline.
  • King mentions that Elway managed to get future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning to accept a 20 percent pay cut last year, so it’s unlikely he’ll budge too much in terms of his offer to Miller.

Eagles

New Eagles WR Chris Givens admitted that he didn’t work out as should during the offseason last year and “got a little complacent and a little comfortable” while he was with the Rams.

“It was definitely frustrating but at the same time, I accept full responsibility for not working the way I should have in the offseason and being the receiver I was capable of [being],” said Givens, via PhillyMag.com. “I just got a little complacent and a little comfortable knowing that I had Sam and things like that, and once things went south a little bit and I really didn’t have a quarterback to play to my strengths, I couldn’t really do the things I needed to do to get open. So I just looked at that as an opportunity for me to look in the mirror and fine-tune the things in my game that it will take for me to take my game to the next level.

Givens mentioned that the Eagles’ offensive system fits his strengths much better.

“This [system] plays a lot more to my strengths. I think it’s more aggressive, we want to attack more instead of doing the things we did back then. It’s just one of those things where I think the coaches, the play-calling, the play-book, it all fits my personality and we all jell well together, and it’s just going to be something fun,” Givens said.

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