Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is working his way back from the torn ACL that brought his 2017 season to an early end and one might wonder if learning a new offensive system at the same time would be too much for the free agent acquisition.
Robinson doesn’t see things that way. He said it has been “exciting” to learn the system being put in place by Bears head coach Matt Nagy and used the same word to describe what it’s like to work with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on getting the scheme down pat.
“It’s been a tremendous blessing to have Jordan,” Allen said.
Allen isn’t the only highly touted QB that Palmer is training, which actually has an ancillary benefit to the former. Darnold and Allen have become close by going through a shared experience while pushing each other on the field.
At a press conference introducing Cooks on Thursday, General Manager Les Snead said there won’t be an impact on those talks.
“None of it affects Aaron Donald,” Snead said, via Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register. “He’s one of 53 and he’s budgeted into the budget. We didn’t do all this and forget about him.”
The Rams have plenty of cap space in 2019 and they’ll have money to spend even if Donald is taking up a big chunk of it. Holding onto everyone would be a bit more difficult, especially with players like Jared Goff and Todd Gurley coming up on new contracts relatively soon, so Snead’s plate should remain full for quite a while.
For the immature and media-hungry Beckham, it’s just more fuel for his oversized ego.
Trevone Boykin was accused of viciously beating his girlfriend last Tuesday. It wasn’t until this Tuesday — a day after the victim went on Dallas’s WFAA-TV to tell her story — that the Seahawks released him, although they reportedly knew of the investigation into the incident soon after it happened.
The NFL might never get a grip, collectively or with each team, on how to deal with players in these situations. The way the Seahawks handled this one doesn’t create much confidence. Until this, Boykin was the only backup for Russell Wilson under contract. Until this, they were ready to ride with him.