Arizona signs Bryce Williams to one-year deal
The Cardinals announced they signed tight end Bryce Williams to a one-year deal.
In 2016, Williams signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina. He spent his rookie season on the Rams’ practice squad.
Williams, 25, spent the 2017 offseason with the Rams, Seahawks and Panthers. Carolina waived him September 1.
The speed rusher was best known for his trademark spin, a move defensive coaches chided and offensive linemen feared.
Freeney was Indy’s first-round draft pick in 2002 and stayed through 2012. He is second in Colts’ history with 107 1/2 sacks. He also played with San Diego, Arizona, Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit and is tied for No. 17 in league history with 125 1/2 sacks.
The NFL has appointed Dr. Nicholas Theodore chairman of the head, neck and spine committee, which plays a major role in the league’s health and safety initiatives.
Theodore is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopedics and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is director of the Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center.
The Eagles will also be reunited with their NFC Championship Game foe in the Minnesota Vikings, now led by marquee free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, on Oct. 7 in Week 5. A Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots, however, is not on the regular-season schedule. But New England will travel to Jacksonville to try to once again vanquish the Jaguars on Sept. 16 in Week 2 after staving them off for the AFC crown in January.
Meanwhile, Jon Gruden will make his highly anticipated return to the Oakland Raiders with a Week 1 Monday Night Football matchup against the Los Angeles Rams at home. That will be the second half of the night’s double header, to be preceded by the New York Jets facing the Detroit Lions.