Rebuilding their teams
By Kirk A. Dickerson
Native Sun News Today Correspondent
As students relax on Spring Break, it is quite opposite for NFL players as most teams begin their voluntary workouts. Offseason Training Activities are soon to follow after draft day. However, the offseason could bring unwanted attention as in the case of Cowboys CB Kelvin Joseph. Joseph was questioned by Dallas Police as two were arrested for the murder of Cameron Ray. Joseph was a passenger in the car in which the gunshots were fired from but was not the shooter.
It appears that Arizona Cardinal QB Kyler Murray wants to remain with the organization. Murray, in addition, is seeking a long-term deal as he sent his contract proposal to the team for approval. Murray led the Cardinals to a 7-0 start last season before ending 11-6.
Congratulations to Pine Ridge, South Dakota’s own Teton Saltes who landed an active roster with the USFL (United States Football Leauge) Michigan Panthers. Saltes, who was placed on Injured/waived on the Jets roster, was selected with the fourth pick of the sixth round in 2022 USFL Draft. Offseason is the time to improve rosters in the NFL as well as the Indianapolis Colts add All-Pro CB Stephon Gilmore to their defensive backfield. Gilmore, a former Patriots, agreed to a 2-year $23 million dollar deal with $14 million guaranteed. Also having QB Matt Ryan from the Falcons as your new quarterback should make them a playoff caliber team.
Speaking of adding talent, the Packers introduced WR Sammy Watkins to aid the replacement of WR Devonte Adams. “Watkins is a former Chiefs Wideout who did well on key receptions the past few seasons,” noted the Captain. Teams have placed more value on the quarterback position over the years. In Las Vegas, the Raiders granted a $121 million dollar extension to QB Derek Carr on a 3-year deal. Carr began his career with the Raiders seven years ago and has been a consistent staple to the organization.
As players push themselves through Scouting Combines and Drafts, not making the “cut” looms over most of their minds. However, there is an alternate league called the XFL owned by Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson. It is now showcasing former NFL Coaches to bolster talent. New coaches such as Wade Phillips, Jim Haslett, Hines Ward and Rod Woodson will have an opportunity to develop players.
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