NFL Notes: Holdouts, Chargers, Jets, Lions



  • Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out that Texans LT Duane Brown will lose $552,941 this week as part of his holdout.
  • Meanwhile, Rams DT Aaron Donald is out $106,014 for every week he holds out this year.
  • Both players will miss Week 1’s game and there’s no telling when they’ll report to their respective teams.


The Broncos cut OL Michael Schofield loose a week ago as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Chargers.

Schofield says he’s excited to play his former team and show them they made a mistake by cutting him.

I’m excited for it, obviously just coming from there,” Schofield said, via “I’m excited to go and see what it’s like to be a visitor there.

“I’m definitely motivated. It’s an ‘I want to prove Denver wrong’ kind of thing. I was a part of that team for three years so I feel like I know that defense pretty well. So I’ve been trying to help the guys with what they do from what I know.”


  • Rich Cimini believes Christian Hackenberg will still start multiple games for the Jets this season, despite the fact that the Jets have him as their No. 3 quarterback.
  • Cimini’s “hunch” is that the Jets has a two-tiered view of the quarterback situation — short and long term. Cimini believes Bryce Petty is the more viable short-term option that Hackenberg should something happen to Josh McCown.


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