Former NFL QB Michael Vick is joining FOX as a studio analyst on “FOX NFL Kickoff” this year.
“I think I’m ready for it,” Vick said, via USA Today. “I have already been through that during my career and have had a lot of practice doing interviews. You have to be careful because anything you say can go viral. I have never criticized guys, but I will be critical. Great players understand that. I’ve seen the reactions from my teammates watching shows in the team lounge when they disagree with something. I’m a credible guy and I think people will respect that.”
- Rick Stroud reports that Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is being evaluated for a pelvic/groin injury.
- The Buccaneers don’t believe it’s a serious issue for him, but he could still undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.
- Todd Archer writes that it’s hard to imagine the Cowboys keeping five running backs on their 53-man roster, which means Ronnie Hillman could be on the outside looking in.
- There has been a lot of talk about Alfred Morris‘ status with the team this summer, but Archer mentions that his fate could be tied to what happens with Ezekiel Elliott and his suspension. If Elliott’s ban is overturned, Archer says the Cowboys could try to trade Morris before the start of the regular season.
- Archer believes Noah Brown, Andy Jones, Joey Ivie, Duke Thomas, Marquez White, Robert Blanton and Jordan Carrell are all fighting for the final few spots.
“Again, with him, he got a little sore during the week with the Dolphins,” Pederson said, via Pro Football Talk. “He had a lot of throws because he missed so much time early in camp, and then coming back, he got more throws [and] more intense throws against the Dolphins. It just got a little sore on him, so I just didn’t want to push him. Again, the more rest that you can get on that elbow, the better. I’m confident with Nick having coached him in the past and [with him] being a veteran quarterback and understanding our system. The rest will definitely help him.”