NFL owners to consider 'yellow card rule' on ejections from The Associated Press via The Kansas City Star
Roger Goodell wasn't kidding.
The NFL commissioner suggested during Super Bowl week that the league would look at ejecting players after two serious personal fouls in a game. This week at the owners' meetings, a proposal from the powerful competition committee for what would amount to a "yellow card rule" will be discussed and possibly voted on.
Goodell was not specific about what sort of penalties could lead to ejection. The committee - comprised of owners, coaches, general managers and league personnel, and with input from officials and players - is suggesting two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties would result in expulsion.
Chiefs' spending on wide receivers is up from 2015 from ESPN
It's telling that the recently signed Streater is second among Chiefs' wide receivers in salary-cap spending. All the other receivers are playing for minimum salaries.
2016 NFL Draft: Would Eagles take Ronnie Stanley or Ezekiel Elliott? from NJ.com
Elliott would certainly be the more exciting pick, and in some ways, does make more sense. The Kansas City Chiefs run a big portion of their offense through running back Jamal Charles, and it is very likely that Pederson will try to do the same with his running backs in Philadelphia. While it isn't crucial he has that running back right away, neither Mathews nor Sproles are ideal to fill the same kind of role Charles has with the Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs Sign Lithuanian Tautvydas Kieras from American Football International
The 6'3″, 271 lb Lithuanian was on a track and field scholarship at Mississippi State when his eligibility ran out. At the urging of one of his professors, he decided to give American football a try.
Kieras had never even seen a football game until he arrived on campus in 2014. He fell in love with it immediately. Knowing he could not play at the college level because of his ineligibility, he turned to Athletic Gaines and began training to play football in Las Vegas prior to Mississippi State's pro day last week.
For Kieras, it's goodbye insurance job, hello NFL from The journal News
The 24-year-old discus thrower, who says he doesn't like risk and had planned to be working in business right now, appears as amazed as anyone, terming what has occurred "crazy."
But he's also confident, believing he has a chance at an NFL career.
"I love a challenge. ... I'm not saying I'm a crazy, perfect athlete. But I am saying when I really want something, I really work hard," Kieras said Saturday. "I know that it will be tough. I know the guys there (in camp) will be at another level. I know I have to prove myself."
But just by being signed, he has already proved many wrong.
Top 10 quarterback busts in the last 25 years: Where does Johnny Manziel rank? from The Dallas Morning News
Scouts drooled when they first saw JaMarcus Russell, a 6-foot-6, 265 pound mammoth of a quarterback. Add an absolute rocket of an arm to that frame (some say the strongest they'd ever seen) and you can see why he was seen as the next big thing for the NFL. After a holdout that lasted into the season, the Raiders relented and gave him a six-year contract worth over $60 million...
...It all went south in 2009. Russell started nine games but only threw for 3 touchdowns all year and was benched after a poor game against the Chiefs.