(SportsNetwork.com) – When talking about the NFL Draft, “can’t miss” can turn
into “never was” in a matter of months.
Player evaluation has always been more volatile than the stock market. Take
Teddy Bridgewater, for instance. The former Louisville standout was the No.
1-rated prospect on many boards after taking his last snap for the Cardinals
and the top-rated quarterback by a country mile.
Today, despite the fact Bridgewater has yet to take one competitive snap in the
interim, numerous scouts have downgraded him behind fellow signal callers Blake
Bortles and Johnny Manziel, while some others have even vaulted continue
Berea, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed fullback
Chris Pressley, who missed all of last season with a knee injury.
Pressley has appeared in 43 games over his six NFL seasons with the Bengals
and Buccaneers. He has only carried the ball twice and has caught six passes
for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – The Detroit Lions have brought back
veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis on a new one-year deal, according to the
Mathis, who suffered a torn ACL in the 2011 campaign, signed with Detroit last
season after spending 10 years in Jacksonville. Over 15 games last year, the
33-year-old Mathis recorded 16 passes defensed, his highest total since 2006.
In 152 career games, Mathis has totaled 30 interceptions with 120 passes
knocked down and six fumble recoveries.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – A person’s actions will generally tell
you everything you need to know about them, but some young men need a wake-up
call to mature and head down the right path in life.
Others need a little tough love before the light goes off and many more — far
too many, in fact — never get “it” no matter how many people reach out to try
to help them.
The denouement of Aldon Smith’s life has yet to be written, but let’s just say
the actions foreshadowing it aren’t pointing toward a positive outcome.
Smith, one continue
(Sports Network) – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has reportedly
been detained by police at Los Angles International Airport, according to the
San Jose Mercury News.
Smith, per the paper, was “being uncooperative with security personnel and
stating he had a bomb.”
The 25-year-old was apparently then transported to booking.
Last year, Smith took a leave absence from the 49ers to seek help for a
substance-abuse problem. He left the team just days after a Sept. 20 arrest
on suspicion of continue