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PRO FOOTBALL NEWS: May 25th, 2019

 


PRO FOOTBALL NEWS: May 23rd, 2019

Cincinnati Bengals (NFL): Bengals OG Alex Redmond suspended four games for PED violation

  • According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Alex Redmond has been suspended the first four games of the 2019 NFL Season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. Since coming to Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent in 2016, his time with the team has been up and down. It was not until this past season Redmond branched out as an eventual starter. Last season, he played in 15 games for Cincinnati and even played through injuries during the season. During the offseason, Cincinnati added players to their offensive line in John Miller and Jonah Williams. Should Redmond land make the 53-man roster it is very possible he will land a backup role with the team.

PRO FOOTBALL NEWS: May 16th, 2019

San Francisco 49ers (NFL): Former Los Angeles Chargers CB Jason Verrett almost retired after Achilles tear last season

  • In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, former Los Angeles Charger, now San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett considered retirement after tearing his Achilles last season. “When it happened, I definitely had thoughts in my mind of retiring for sure, just because I worked so hard coming back from the devastating knee injury that I experienced, got back to full strength, was out there in OTAs and trained well to get ready for training camp and that season.” “Man, it was just a freak situation that happened. It definitely was devastating, hard to deal with. I was like in a dark place for a few months, just from rehabbing and sitting on the couch and stuff like that. I definitely did contemplate giving up on it.” The past two seasons, Jason Verrett’s season has been cut short due to multiple surgeries. In 2017, Jason Verrett underwent knee surgery following the Chargers week one loss to Denver after which Verrett developed knee soreness and eventually underwent surgery. In 2018, Verrett sustained a torn Achilles on the first day of training camp. While in a contract year, the emergence of Trevor Williams and Desmond King, the Chargers decided not to re-sign Jason Verrett for the 2019 season. This offseason, the San Francisco 49ers signed Verrett to a low-risk one-year, $3.6 million dollar contract. Verrett will battle with Ahkello Witherspoon for playing time. (Source: SiriusXM NFL Radio)

PRO FOOTBALL NEWS: May 13th, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles (NFL): Eagles sign former Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars have been busy this offseason in regards to the quarterback position. The Jaguars first parted-ways with Blake Bortles, signed former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and drafted Gardner Minshew in the 6th round of the 2019 draft. The draft selection of Gardner Minshew quickly put the end of Cody Kessler’s run with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kessler was released by Jacksonville on May 9th. The signing of Kessler will become official on Monday following a physical. Kessler will join Clayton ThorsonLuis Perez and longtime Eagles backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld in camp to battle for Carson Wentz’s primary backup for the 2019 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport – NFL Network)

 

Minnesota Vikings (NFL): Vikings restructure linebacker Eric Kendricks contract

  • Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Vikings and linebacker Eric Kendricks agreed to terms on a restructured contract. The Minnesota Vikings had $1.177M in cap space and Eric Kendricks lucrative contract was adjusted to make sure that the Vikings had the salary to sign remaining 2019 draft picks. As of this afternoon, the Vikings still had the first-round center Garrett Bradbury still unsigned to his rookie contract which possibly led to the team adjusting Kendricks contract. From what is known now, a large portion of Kendricks salary in 2019 ($4.15 million) was turned into a bonus which will be paid over the next five years of his new contract. Eric Kendricks signed a five year, $50 million dollar contract back in April. (Source: Chris Tomasson – The St. Paul Pioneer Press)