In Case You Missed It, News around the NFL, May 8, 2017

Check here for salary details as Denver signs our newest Broncos.

Source: Denver Broncos rookie contract tracker • Denver Broncos Zone

 

We should use our freedom to have a discussion and be grateful we have the right to do so.

Source: Brandon Marshall, Colin Kaepernick and the simple kindness. • Denver Broncos Zone

 

KUSA – Fast? You bet, Isaiah McKenzie is fast.  He just became the fastest among the Denver Broncos rookie draft picks to sign his first pro contract when he and the team reached accord on a four-year deal worth $2.636 million.

Source: Broncos sign rookie McKenzie to $2.636 million deal | 9news.com

 

The Miami Dolphins had a pretty good source they leaned on before swinging a trade for tight end Julius Thomas. According to the Palm Beach Post, Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen reached out to Peyton Manning to ask his opinion of Thomas

Source: Dolphins consulted Peyton Manning before trading for his former tight end

 

Saints center Max Unger reportedly could miss the start of the season with a foot injury. (AP)The last thing any team wants is to lose a Pro Bowl player in May. The New Orleans Saints  know the feeling.

Source: Saints suffer a tough blow, could be without center Max Unger for start of season

 

Despite a push from Jerry and Stephen Jones to reconsider the league’s outdated marijuana policy, the league isn’t likely to do it unilaterally because the issue resides squarely in the gears of collective bargaining. In turn, the NFL Players Association doesn’t expect the league to suddenly abandon the push-and-pull, give-and-take that requires the players to…

Source: NFLPA hopes NFL will alter marijuana policy without concessions | ProFootballTalk

 

Plaxico Burress knows he’s a cautionary tale for NFL rookies, and that when young football players hear his name, they’re less likely to think of his Super Bowl-winning touchdown catch and more likely to think, “That’s the guy who shot himself.” Burress is OK with that. In a column for the Players’ Tribune, Burress writes…

Source: Plaxico Burress warns rookies: Don’t think it can’t happen to you | ProFootballTalk

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