In Case You Missed It, News around the NFL, April 16, 2017

As the annual season of “[insert player name] had private workout with [insert team name]” reports comes to a close, one name was not inserted into the first set of brackets this year. Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, regarding in some circles as a potential top-10 pick (the more realistic floor, we’re told, is No. 15),…

Source: Christian McCaffrey declined all private workout requests | ProFootballTalk

 

NFL fans, players and referees all seem to agree that the league office is too concerned about cracking down on touchdown celebrations. The head of the NFL Referees Association, Scott Green, said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that the on-field officials think the league office is putting them in a difficult situation with trying to figure…

Source: Referees want NFL to eliminate celebration penalties | ProFootballTalk

 

The Pats will enter 2017 as AFC favorites. Who’ll push New England: Antonio Brown’s Steelers, Khalil Mack’s Raiders or Philip Rivers’ Chargers? Gregg Rosenthal divides the conference into tiers.

Source: AFC Offseason Overhaul: Current conference hierarchy – NFL.com

 

 

Prescott discussed Tony Romo on Saturday as the latter begins his broadcasting career following 156 games under center for Dallas, per the Cowboys’ official website: “I hope he’s happy. He made the decision to retire; he’s had a great career. He’s got some big shoes for me to fill to try to come in and do a good job for the Cowboys.”

Source: Dak Prescott Says Tony Romo Left ‘Big Shoes’ to Fill as Cowboys QB | Bleacher Report

 

Image result for patriots cbsIt’s become an annual tradition that the defending Super Bowl champion plays the season-opening game the following season. The NFL always tries to schedule a marquee matchup, hopefully pitting rivals or playoff teams against each other on “Thursday Night Football.” This year is no different.

Source: Report: Chiefs-Patriots ‘will almost certainly be’ the opening game of 2017 NFL season – CBSSports.com

 

On this day in Broncos History, John Elway signed a five-year, $29.5-million extension that assured the future Hall of Fame QB will finish his playing career with the Broncos.
“John is the ultimate player, the ultimate team player,” President/CEO Pat Bowlen had said. “This contract guarantees that John will finish his career here in Denver, as he should.”

Source: April 16, 1996 was a historic date in Denver Broncos history •

 

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