Leon Hall will join New York Giants.
According to the NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Hall has been signed by Giants to a one-year contract, worth $200 million at most.
Hall, the 31-year-old veteran, visited the Giants on Wednesday but left without a contract. The Cincinnati Bengals, who lost the rookie cornerback William Jackson, were also interested in him.
Hall is coming off a solid 2015 campaign, compiling nine passes defensed and two interceptions. Entering his 10th season, however, the corner has dealt with a litany of injuries throughout his career. Hall suffered an injury on Achilles tendon twice and accepted the back surgery this offseason, the reason for his late signing. He comes back to health now.
Hall adds the veteran depth of Giants cornerback group, including the highly paid Janoris Jenkins, the veteran Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and the first-round pick Eli Apple. Hall is good at that position, and if Apple has not ready for the full-time duty, he will get more playing time instead of Apple. After the signing of Hall, Apple has the luxury of learning rather than face the harsh games without protection.
Signing Hall is the latest big changes to the worst NFL defense group. The Giants only to be reinforcing the linebacker position after strengthening the defense and the defensive line.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says that Saints don’t resume the contract with him since their last negotiations in three months ago.
The 37-year-old veteran is about to enter the last year of his five-year contract which worth $100 million. He will play out the year with a salary-cap figure of $30 million without a new deal signed by
“Not sure why things have not progressed,” Brees told ESPN.com in Metairie, La. “They made an offer in March, we made an offer shortly thereafter. And besides the Josh Norman deal (when the Saints approached Brees about restructuring his contract to try to fit the free agent cornerback under their salary cap), there has been no talk about a contract since.”
There is still time to let the Saints make a decision, but Brees will have to wait for the end of this new season if Saints can’t make a choice. “I would say the deadline is the start of the regular season, not training camp,” Brees told ESPN.
Although the Saints had a terrible 2015 season, Brees’ performance was still outstanding. His state can last for at least two seasons in the future, and now, what he can do is just waiting for the decision of Saints management.
The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of Dan Herron on Thursday, bringing back the former Ohio State running back for a second stint with the team.
Herron, a sixth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012, played with the Bills and the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. The 5-10, 212-pound Ohio State product has played in 35 career games, starting three, and racking up 468 yards and one touchdown on 112 carries. He has also caught 31 passes for 277 yards.
Now Herron returns to Buffalo. Part of the reason behind the Bills signing Herron might have to do with them only having one healthy running back at practice on Wednesday, as McCoy, Williams, Wilder Jr. and Gillislee were all held out due to injuries.
There’s no guarantee Herron makes the roster, but in the meantime he’ll be a useful and healthy player for the Bills that is familiar with the playbook and can contribute at practice.
The Bills’ season starts Sunday, Sept. 11 with a trip to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.
It was reported that New England Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski attended the team of mandatory Minicamp in this Saturday for the last week, but did not explicitly revealed why he has not participated in the training.
“I’m doing other things, participating fully with what the coaches have me doing, so we’re all good, we’re all on the same page.” Rob Gronkowski told reporters.
On May 26th, Gronkowski did not join Patriots’ Open to media Organized Team practice Activity (OTA) either.
Not long ago, one insider disclosed that Gronkowski has always been stayed at Gillette stadium, behind the scenes training team. His teammates are carefully treated for a small injury which was not thought to be a long-term injury.
On Saturday, when asked if he would be ready to take part in the training camp at the end of July, Gronkowski said, “Oh yeah.”
When asked if did not take part in the spring training is the reason of prevention, Gronkowski said, “I was present, but I was doing other things, as coach would say, which is all good. I’m good.”
After Gronkowski in 2012 and 2013 season respectively with forearm injuries and knee injuries, Patriots in recent years often do not permit him to participate the training. In the past two seasons, Gronkowski missing two games just due to injury.