The 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft gets underway today with Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle and six other players being eligible, The Tennessee Titans will be in attendance. Jason Pierre Paul and C.J. Wilson from the Tampa Bay Bucs loose fingers after July 4th fireworks accidents. The weekend is almost here, so get your coffee and lets get this Thursday going!
The NFL announced on Thursday that seven players are eligible for the 2015 supplemental draft.
Joining Battle in the draft are West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey and defensive end Darrius Caldwell, Houston defensive end Eric Eiland, UConn tight end Sean McQuillan, Kansas defensive back Kevin Short and North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins.
The supplemental draft will be held July 9.
Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter Wednesday night that the Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul has had his right index finger amputated because of a fireworks accident in Florida over the July 4 weekend.
Schefter tweeted medical records that showed the procedure occurred Wednesday afternoon. He reported that a medical source expects Pierre-Paul to play this season, however, and “sooner than people think.”
Watt got a lot of attention last season for taking “fake selfies” after each sack in Mettenberger’s first NFL start against the Texans on Oct. 26. Watt registered two sacks of the rookie in the Texans’ 30-16 victory at Tennessee.
The entirety of the offense for the Titans is going to depend on the development of Mariota and how coach Ken Whisenhunt adapts his system to fit Mariota’s skill set. The best thing for Mariota would be for the Titans to commit to a spread offense, but they won’t be doing that (at least not completely).
We like to joke about the NFL’s quest for world domination but it’s not that far from the truth. At least in the sense that commissioner Roger Goodell wants American football to be an international phenomenon, which means taking the game global.
And that brings us one step closer to this reality: The NFL and Tottenham Hotspur announced Wednesday that that they have reached an agreement to play at least two NFL games per year over 10 years at the English Premier League club’s new stadium in London, which is due to open in 2018.
The venue will hold 61,000 spectators, features a retractable roof and grass surface, with an artificial surface underneath for the NFL games.
More details via the NFL’s press release:
2014 was a down year for the Tennessee Titans return game. There was plenty of hope going into the season with veteran special teams ace Leon Washington returning for a second season, and the addition of electric punt returner Dexter McCluster.
After playing five games with the Titans in 2013, which saw Washington average 30.1 yards per return and a long of 95 yards, Washington nearly doubled his returns in 2014, from 16 to 31. Unfortunately, his production didn’t increase with the extra opportunities.
Washington finished the season with an average of 23.8 yards per return, a long of 52 yards, zero return touchdowns and two fumbles.
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Note: These teams are listed in alphabetical order.