What’s New in the NFL


Despite it being the middle of the offseason, the National Football League is teeming with news. Dez Bryant recently recruited Darrelle Revis to the Cowboys with a social media post including the line “I promise you are going to love what we got going on around here.” Although the Dallas Cowboys are not necessarily in need of a new cornerback, drafting three rookie corners, signing Nolan Carroll, and already housing Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown. However, only time will tell.

DeAngelo Williams, runningback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is eyeing a professional wrestling debut. Williams recently signed to IMPACT Wrestling for a tag team match, fighting alongside Quinn Ojinnaka, who used to be an offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons. The newly-formed duo will be fighting against Eli Drake and Chris Adonis on July 2 as part of “Slammiversary,” a PPV event held in Orlando. DeAngelo Williams is one of several NFL players to try their hands at wrestling, most notably Brian Urlacher and Bart Scott, in recent years.

Golden Tate, wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, recently made public that he feels he is underpaid. During an interview at a charity softball game on Saturday, June 10, he responded to a question asking if he’s underpaid, to which he responded with a simple “Yep.” Tate is 6th in receptions over the past three seasons in the NFL, holding a contract with a value of $8,351,250 in the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Melvin Ingram, defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers, recently resigned with the team on a $42 million guaranteed, $66 million total deal. Ingram is sure to make a splash this season alongside Joey Bosa, expected to play his first full season this year. The Chargers have switched to a 4-3 scheme under guidance of new D-coordinator Gus Bradley, making more use for Ingram in a pass-rushing role.

Although he doesn’t currently play in the NFL, Vince Young recently tore a hammy, yielding an unlikely outlook for debuting with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. Young last played in an NFL game in 2011 as a Philadelphia Eagle, and was most recently on an NFL roster in 2014 as a Cleveland Brown.

Odell Beckham Jr. was spotted at the New York Football Giants’s facility today, Monday, June 12. OBJ has not been present at team meetings as of recent, showing up the day before the team’s mandatory minicamp is slated to begin.

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