Cowboys’ RB Ezekiel Elliott spoke his mind about the team’s current roster: “I think we’re looking great. I think we’re in a good spot. … I’m excited. Ready to get this thing rolling. This is probably the most talented team I’ve been on.” (Machota)
Elliott said the offense “is a lot of the same stuff” as it was in previous seasons with the exception that the team has “married” its pass looks with run looks to be less predictable based on alignment and have more runs from the shotgun. (Michael Gehlken)
Cowboys’ rookie WRCeeDee Lamb continues to impress, with Elliott saying: “He’s learned so fast and just been doing a great job.” (Gehlken)
Kaye also mentions DE Josh Sweat looked strong against OTsMatt Pryor and Jordan Mailata, while OL Jason Peters, who reportedly wants more money to play left tackle, looked good at right guard.
According to Kaye, if GM Howie Roseman doesn’t want to pay Peters, he may need to bring in another lineman. However, Pryor has only had two days of reps at left tackle after spending most of the camp playing on the right side.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Peters has been “comfortable” at guard, any move to left tackle would be a “private conversation” between them and both Pryor and Mailata would remain on the left for now. (Zach Berman)
The Eagles were one of the teams that expressed interest in DB Logan Ryan at one point this offseason, according to Ryan’s father. Ryan had multi-year offers on the table but wanted to sign a one-year deal and picked the Giants this week for $7.5 million. (James Kratch/Zack Rosenblatt)
Pro Football Talk reports DB Logan Ryan wanted a $10 million, one-year deal but eventually decided to take less and received $7.5 million from the Giants instead.
Ryan’s contract includes a $3.5 million signing bonus, $1.05 million base salary, and up to $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. Ryan can also earn up to $1.5 million if he plays 90 percent of the Giants’ snaps and $500,000 each by being named a Pro Bowler and an All-Pro.
The Buccaneers, Dolphins, Eagles, Jets and Vikings were among the teams that expressed interest in Ryan this offseason, according to Ryan’s father. Ryan had multi-year offers on the table but wanted to sign a one-year deal and picked the Giants. (James Kratch/Zack Rosenblatt)
Ryan’s father said his son’s history with Giants HC Joe Judge from their time together in New England helped set New York apart: “Joe got a chance to really know Logan and that’s what attracted him to the Giants. At this point in your career, you don’t want to go just anywhere chasing money. You want to go where you feel you’re a good fit.”
Judge said he was happy their pursuit of Ryan finally worked out: “This wasn’t the first round of talks we had with him.” (Pat Leonard)
Judge confirmed the team will take advantage of Ryan’s versatility: “We’re gonna play him in a lot of different packages all over the field.” (Leonard)
Giants’ CB Deandre Baker‘s arraignment has been postponed to January which likely means he will not play this season and will remain on the commissioner’s exempt list and is now set to earn $57,000 per week during the season. (Dan Duggan)