NFL Notes: Dez Bryant, Kevin White, Salary Cap

     

Dez Bryant

  • David Robinson, the WRs coach for free agent WR Dez Bryant, tells ESPN’s John Keim that some teams have contracted Bryant.
  • Robinson believes Bryant will get another shot with an NFL team at some point.
  • Bryant said previously that he was hoping to be back with the Cowboys, but it seems unlikely he’ll return to Dallas at this point. 

Kevin White

Former Bears first-round WR Kevin White might be at the end of the line of his NFL career. White played just 14 games in four seasons in Chicago because of injuries and a hamstring injury last year caused him to be cut before the end of the preseason with the Cardinals. White says it’s hard to be considered a bust because of factors outside his control like injuries, but he’s not going to let it define him forever. 

“You can’t let one thing in your life — okay, let’s say I never play a down of football ever again. I can’t let that consume the rest of my life,” White said via NBC Sports’ J.J. Stankevitz. “That’s like a smidge compared to, hopefully, how long I’m gonna live. But it’s also a big part of my life so I do care about it, I do think about it but I’m not going to let it consume my life. I wouldn’t let football consume my life. It’s other things to do, it’s life. You got one life, I want to enjoy it, do the best I can at whatever profession I’m doing. But I just try to be happy. I’m alive. A lot of people aren’t alive right now. Why would I cry about what other people think or how my career has gone? A lot of people can’t say the things I’ve accomplished. But, yeah, just take it on the chin.”

Salary Cap

  • Albert Breer of SI expects teams to be cautious in signing long-term extensions with star players in the next few months due to the possibility that there could be revenue shortfalls this season. 
  • Breer says it’s possible the NFL could opt to keep the salary cap flat at around $198.2 million in order to smooth out potential cap fluctuations, at least until the new money from the TV deals kick in.
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