A safety who worked his way from an undrafted rookie to a starter in Minnesota, Abdullah surprised many in NFL when he hit the pause button on his football career at the age of 27 to fulfill a spiritual and family commitment last year. He is back in the NFL after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in February.
"It was totally worth it," Abdullah said in a phone interview this week. "It was life-changing, energizing and spiritual ... Now I am back and I feel great about everything moving forward."
I think there’s another potential test case in the draft this year, but on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to the dilemma of prototypical skills vs. prototypical measurements. The lead actor in this draft-day drama could be Knile Davis. If an NFL team selects Davis in the first three rounds of this draft, it will be a telling indication that they relied more on Davis’ Combine performance –- and to some degree sabermetrics –- than the opinions of scouts and draft analysts who lean hard on the game tape.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import defensive back Reshard Langford, import linebacker Anthony Heygood and non-import linebacker Kevin Regimbald-Gagne. Financial details of the signings were not released.
When Chip Kelly was integrating the read-option into Oregon’s offensive playbook some six years ago, he had Geoff Schwartz and the rest of the Ducks’ offensive line sit down and study film of — get this — Alex Smith.
"Hey, I just want to say one thing," said Jackson, calling together his inner circle. "I was on the phone with Andy Reid. He said, ‘I don’t want your family to be a problem. I don’t want to deal with your dad.’ He said some bad things. I just wanted to let you know. That’s kind of messed up, though."
We saw that a healthy Robert Griffin III really opened up the running lanes for Morris. I think Charles will have a similar effect the other direction on the passing game on rollouts. He’ll be a year back from his knee injury, and the big play potential is just magnified. I am salivating at the big play potential of Charles in a Pistol offense.
Glenn's final, fifth-year senior season was his best. He was named an honorable mention to the All-Pac-12 team, and was given the special teams player of the year award as well. He had two interceptions and also recovered another fumble in addition to a multitude of tackles throughout the season.