Now that Martavis Bryant is back in the saddle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he wants to have a man-to-man conversation with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over his critical statements about Bryant’s suspension last year.
I love him. But at the same time, I have my own family outside of football. I have my own problems. I’m not just going to come up to you and open up to you about what’s going on with my personal life. That’s not how I am. We just didn’t see eye-to-eye on that, but as far as right now, everything’s great.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is naming Hurney interim general manager after unexpectedly firing Dave Gettleman on Monday. The team announced the move on Wednesday. Hurney is expected to help the Panthers in their search for a new general manager and help ease the transition from Gettleman’s tenure. With training camp less than two weeks away, roster responsibilities will mostly be in Ron Rivera’s hands anyway.
Hurney first joined the Panthers front office in 1998 as director of player operations and was promoted to general manager four years later. In his second season, the team appeared in Super Bowl XXXVIII and lost to the New England Patriots, and they advanced to the NFC Championship two seasons later.
All Watson did at Clemson was win, playing in two national championship games and earning a College Football Playoff title in January. The question now is whether he can scale that success up to the NFL. Houston will give him several opportunities to thrive, surrounding him with offensive talent and a quarterback competition that requires him to beat out Tom Savage to earn a starting role.
The Adrian Peterson era is over in Minnesota. In 2017, the Dalvin Cook era begins. Cook was prolific at Florida State, setting a program record with 4,464 rushing yards in three seasons with the Seminoles. Character concerns and a deep running back class dropped him to the second round, where he’ll be counted on to improve a rushing attack ranked dead last in the NFL in yards per attempt last season.