Does Giants’ look at veteran RB hint at Saquon Barkley interest?
A football move, according to the proposal, will be an act such as a third step, a reach toward the line to gain yardage or the ability to perform such an act. On-field officials will be required to judge whether it occurs.
NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent said the catch will continue to be subject to replay. If someone asks, ‘What is a catch?’ Vincent said, we can say, ‘It’s control, two feet and perform a football act.’ OK, now that makes sense.
The Giants have three of their own offensive linemen on the market: Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg and D.J. Fluker. They could make a pitch to keep Pugh, who would not cost what Norwell did but could command a contract averaging $9 million to $10 million per year, as he has started games at guard and tackle, but he also is coming off a season in which he missed eight games with a back injury. Fluker played well moving into the starting lineup at right guard until a toe injury landed him on injured reserve.
Other offensive linemen who will not command the money Norwell received are Senio Kelemete (Saints), Chris Hubbard (Steelers) and Ryan Jensen (Ravens).
The news everyone is waiting for now is which team Cousins will visit when the new league year starts Wednesday at 4 p.m. That team has to be considered the favorite to land Cousins and the visit could just be a formality to make sure he feels comfortable with the coaching staff and his new surroundings before finalizing a deal.
I suspect the Jets probably checked in on both of these players and then checked out when they heard those asking prices. The Jets are happy with the receiving corps they have, although they do realize they don’t have a true No. 1. Robinson or Watkins may have been that guy, but both came with big questions. Robinson is coming off an ACL tear, and Watkins has not been as productive as most expected when he was drafted in 2014.
The Jets have Quincy Enunwa coming back from the neck injury that cost him last year, Robby Anderson (who likely will be suspended to start the year) and Jermaine Kearse heading up their receiving corps. There are a lot of ifs there with Enunwa’s health and Anderson’s off-field behavior. If they go the right way, the Jets could have a good group.
Fuller already had $12.9 million guaranteed with the transition tag after the Bears opted not to use the franchise tag on him. The Bears would have received no compensation if they had let Fuller leave for Green Bay, and since it was a division rival, Chicago didn’t really have a choice.