Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay burst onto the scene last year as an undrafted free agent, rushing for more than a thousand yards and being named to the Pro Bowl. A wrist injury kept him from playing in the game, though, and has kept him sidelined through most of the spring, leading to some questions about if he can repeat his success.
“You have to prove that every year,” Lindsay said via KUSA’s Mike Klis. “This league stands for ‘Not For Long,’ but you have to make it as long as you can. That’s by grinding every day. For me, it’s just about going out there and earning this coach’s respect, the whole coaching staff. The running backs coach (Curtis Modkins) knows what I can do, but it’s about earning coach (Vic) Fangio, coach (Rich) Scangarello, all their respect, and I’ll do that. That’s the type of person I am. I’ll never run away from anything.”
Fletcher Smith, one of the agents for Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, tells Sirius XM NFL Radio that his client “prepared to sit as long as he has to” in order to get the kind of contract he’s looking for.
“He’s prepared to sit, and we’ll take it day by day, week by week and see how things go,” Smith said. “But at this time, if he can’t anything done, he certainly won’t be at training camp, and he’s prepared to sit as long as he has to.”
“We’ll see how it plays out,” Smith added. “Maybe he ends up staying where he is right there in Los Angeles. There’s nothing to suggest that he does not want to be there. He just wants to be compensated. He’d love to stay in [Los Angeles], assuming we can get something done. If not, he’s prepared to move.”
Connor Hughes of The Athletic takes a look at five players on the Jets who are “under-the-radar” options to possibly make the 53-man roster this summer.