In Case You Missed It, News around the NFL, April 18, 2017

The deadline for teams to exercise their 2018 contract options on their 2014 first-round picks is on May 3 and we’ve seen some teams already make their moves. The choices were easy in those cases as players like Cowboys guard Zack Martin, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald have established…

Source: Report: Broncos to exercise 2018 option on Bradley Roby | ProFootballTalk

 

Aqib Talib will not be suspended by the NFL for a June 2016 incident in which he admitted to shooting himself.

Source: Reports: Aqib Talib won’t face NFL punishment for 2016 shooting incident

 

An unnamed NFL team reportedly told Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey it would draft him if he was available, according to Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst.

Source: Christian McCaffrey Rumored to Have 2017 NFL Draft Guarantee from Unnamed Team | Bleacher Report

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Rooney’s priorities were always clear. Family. Football. Faith. Ireland.  It’s the order they came in for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers president and chairman, however, that occasionally became blurry. Often in the best way possible.  The evidence could be found in the pews at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday, a cross section of a singular life that stretched far beyond his native city, yet never seemed to stray from its roots

Source: Obama, former players, friends say goodbye to Dan Rooney

 

Cornerback Malcolm Butler met with the Saints, but never signed an offer sheet with New Orleans and reportedly won’t be doing so before the April 21 deadline for restricted free agents to do so. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Butler has signed his tender with the Patriots. The tender was at the first-round level…

Source: Report: Malcolm Butler signs RFA tender with Patriots | ProFootballTalk

 

Derek Carr knows the Oakland Raiders’ decision to move to Las Vegas has been difficult for many fans to digest, but he believes true fans will overcome the pain and stay committed to the team.

Source: Derek Carr: Raiders fans aren’t ‘going to split up’ – NFL.com

 

You’d think that after last season’s contract fiasco, Joey Bosa wouldn’t create any waves. Then Bosa didn’t show up for the start of “voluntary” workouts this week.

Source: Joey Bosa, last season’s high-profile holdout, absent as Chargers start offseason workouts

 

There’s no ping pong in the locker room on Tom Coughlin’s football team. Coughlin, the Jaguars’ new front office boss, has always demanded a businesslike approach on his teams, and so it’s no surprise that players confirmed today that the ping pong table that had long been in their locker room has been removed. “I…

Source: Tom Coughlin effect: No more ping pong in Jaguars’ locker room | ProFootballTalk

 

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