Week 2 Comes to an End; NFL News and Notes
Here is a look at some of the best NFL News following Week 2:
NFL Hall of Famers Threaten Boycott
A large group of National Football League Hall of Fame members is threatening to boycott the annual induction ceremony until they receive health insurance and an annual salary. A letter was sent to Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, and president of the Hall of Fame, C. David Baker on Tuesday by the players. The players make specific demands in the letter, but they also posed questions to the three men mentioned above.
It was mentioned in the letter that it would cost the league around $4 million a year to provide health insurance for the living players enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The players also questioned the $40 million salary that Roger Goodell receives each year. The boycott could start as early as next season if the players’ demands aren’t met.
Redskins Add Pair of Receivers
The Washington Redskins have agreed to sign a pair of wide receivers in Michael Floyd and Breshad Perriman. Both Floyd and Perriman are former first-round draft picks and will provide an instant upgrade at that position with the Redskins. Floyd began his career with the Arizona Cardinals as the 13th overall draft pick out of Notre Dame. He played in Arizona for five seasons and caught 242 passes as a Cardinal.
Perriman was selected as the 26th pick in the 2015 Baltimore Ravens. His career with the Ravens was plagued by injury and the Ravens let him go this past summer. He played in just 27 games over three seasons with the Ravens, catching 43 passes for 576 yards.
Patriots Acquire Josh Gordon
The Cleveland Browns announced on Monday that they traded troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon the New England Patriots in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2019. The Patriots will also receive a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft. The Browns announced on Saturday that they planned to release Gordon on Monday, but the Patriots were able to make a deal for the talented wideout. Gordon missed most of the preseason with the Browns as he was dealing with personal issues.
He injured his hamstring during a promotional shoot on Saturday which made the Browns decision to cut ties with him easier. Gordon led the NFL in receiving in 2013, racking up 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns that year. It is unclear when he will be healthy enough to make his debut with New England.
Carson Wentz Cleared For Action
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that Carson Wentz will be their starting quarterback for week three after being medically cleared to return by team doctors. The Eagles will take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Wentz tore both his ACL and LCL during a game on December 10, 2017 and has not appeared in a game since that time. The Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl without Wentz last season as backup Nick Foles was named Super Bowl MVP. With Foles under center this season the Eagles are off to a 1-1 start. Wentz, 25, appeared to be headed for an MVP award last season before suffering the injury late in the season. His return gives the Eagles an instant upgrade on offense.
Vontae Davis Retires at Halftime
Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime of the Bills week two loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis informed the team of his plan in the locker room and did not return to the field with the team to begin the second half. The talented cornerback posted a letter on social media explaining his decision on Sunday night, but several of his former teammates were unhappy with his actions. Davis signed a one year deal with the Bills in February after spending the last six seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
Vikings Sign Dan Bailey
The Minnesota Vikings are signing veteran kicker Dan Bailey after releasing rookie Daniel Carlson on Monday. Carlson missed three field goals in the Vikings tie against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, prompting them to release their fifth-round draft pick. Carlson beat out Kai Forbath during the pre-season, but lasted just two games with Minnesota. Bailey was cut by the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason after spending the last seven years with the team. He is expected to sign a one year deal with Minnesota.