- Rams DT Michael Brockers is the first defensive player to get his own IPO with Fantex. (Andrew Brandt)
- Brockers has sold 10 percent of his “brand income” for $3.44 million, which will be offered as 362,200 shares at $10.
Draft analysts Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper Jr. discussed some of the issues surround FSU QB Jameis Winston as we approach the NFL Combine.
“He’s brought the scrutiny on himself, and how he deals with the next three or four months will be a big part of every team’s evaluation.” said Mayock, via the Bulletin.
“He’s had off-the-field issues, but if he checks out and you can reconcile that all of that is behind him and not going to happen again,” Kiper Jr. said, “then he goes No. 1.”
As of now, several draft experts have Winston rated above Oregon’s Marcus Mariota as the No. 1 quarterback in this year’s draft class. However, the issues surrounding Winston could easily be enough for teams to pass on him just based on character concerns and go with the Heisman Trophy winner.
- NFL Executive V.P. of Football Operations Troy Vincent confirmed in an interview that’s airing Tuesday night on Showtime that Colts GM Ryan Grigson did inform the NFL during the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game that the Patriots may have tampered with the footballs. (Pro Football Talk)
Goessling mentions that Jennings looked like a valuable piece of their offense at the end of the year, but Minnesota would likely have enough leverage to rework his contract.
For what it’s worth, the Vikings could free up $6 million by cutting him outright or $9 million if they waited until June 1 to do so.