When the Jaguars announced that they would not exercise their option on defensive end Dante Fowler’s contract for the 2019 season, executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin said the Jags want him to have a great season and earn a new long-term contract.
Given the lack of security beyond this season, Fowler could find himself in a position where he’s soliciting offers from multiple clubs. On Wednesday, the 2015 first-round pick said he knows how good of a player I am and that his plan for the coming season is to make sure every team in the league knows it as well.
So I don’t see any reason why these guys won’t be ready for training camp. It’s a matter of how much we throw at them early in training camp, Gruden said of Williams, Ty Nsekhe, T.J. Clemmings, Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson.
Last week, the offensive line held a cookout, part of an active effort to build camaraderie among a group that can’t succeed without it.
Just hanging out, it’s like different ways, Shell said. Just being around each other, like, whether that’s practice, meeting outside the building. If it’s inside the building, eating breakfast together, eating lunch together. It’s just building that bond. It could be, even in between breaks in the meeting, we [are] just sitting around talking. You know, it’s just things like that that build chemistry, like that makes you trust the person next to you.
Thomas, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player in 2008, is in his ninth season coaching the Chiefs defensive backs.
He began his coaching career with the Cardinals (1981-85) and has coached in Washington (1986-94), Philadelphia (1995-98), Green Bay (1999), Minnesota (2000-01) and Atlanta (2002-09). Thomas was Atlanta’s interim head coach for the final three games of 2007.
He has coached in two Super Bowls.
He’s been ready to work since Day 1, Shell said of Long. You can see he knows his stuff. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s ready to work.
The growing controversy around NFL teams’ treatment of cheerleaders resurfaced Tuesday when a former Cowboys cheerleader sued the franchise for unlawful labor practices.
Erica Wilkins, who was a member of Dallas’ cheerleading squad for three seasons, accused the team of neglecting to pay her for the overtime hours she accrued weekly, according to an NBC 5 report.