As OTA’S have begun teams are starting to get ready for the upcoming season. Throughout all of this players are still being signed and cut as teams are trying to shape out there roster. Let’s take a look at some of the most recent signing, trades, and injuries.
TRADE: The Cleveland Browns and New York Jets have traded players. The Browns sent linebacker Demario Davis in exchange for safety Calvin Pryor. Mike Garafolo from NFL Network first reported the trade. Pryor who is only 24 will look to compete for a starting spot amongst other players. He will join the new era defense the Browns are trying to build. Pryor will be a free agent following the season. As for Davis this will be his second stint with the Jets. He will join a team in the rebuilding process. He is a versatile player who I believe will play a lot for the young Jets D.
SIGNING: Christine Michael has agreed to terms with the Colts. The news broke from a press source that covers the Colts. Michael is a journeyman running back looking to find a permanent home. He is a extremely talented back that has not been able to find a permanent home. He is only 26 , and he will compete for a spot against likely starter Frank Gore and Robert Turbin. I could see Michael being a big contributor for the Colts if he can beat out Turbin for backup. Being Gore is a older back and may not be able to handle a huge workload.
INJURY: Ravens Corner Tavon Young has torn his ACL. Jamison Hensley of ESPN reported Young went up to intercept a pass , and came down into a teammate. He was in great pain and could not put much weight on his knee. This is a huge blow to the Ravens young secondary. Young was set to play a lot this year and be a big contributor to the Ravens D. Marlon Humphrey the Ravens first round selection will have to step up in a big way.
CUT: The Kansas City Chiefs have announced in a statement that they’ve decided to move on with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. This is a very surprising move that have some people a little confused. Maclin only spent two seasons with the team. Maclin even seemed shocked he tweeted ” Crazy business this is…appreciate y’all”. Maclin did amazing in the Chiefs system his first year , but injuries held him back last season. His performance though didn’t have people thinking he would be cut though. The Chiefs did save some money but they have a very inexperienced receiving group that consists of Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson, and Chris Conley. Maclin should easily be able to find work else where as he is a very talented player.
INJURY: Another Ravens player has been injured during OTA’S. Tight end Dennis Pitta has suffered another hip injury. This is devastating to Pitta who has went through numerous injuries. Adam Schefter from ESPN reported Baltimore fears he fractured and dislocated his hip again. If this is so Pitta’s career is likely over. This is sad news Pitta is a all around good player who took a beating in the NFL. This will leave the Ravens tight end situation up in the air. I expect them to sign a tight end or trade for one.
Written by @dominicpulcinello12