The Eagles signed a former Bears wide receiver to a one-year deal last offseason and bringing Alshon Jeffery to Philadelphia paid off for the team.
Markus Wheaton won’t be expected to have the same kind of impact as Jeffery, but he’ll also get a chance to continue his career with the Eagles. The team announced on Tuesday that Wheaton has signed a one-year deal with the team.
On Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stuck up for Bryant, saying that he believes Bryant can still help a team in a big way.
I think Dez has an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution to a team in the NFL, Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. Our time was the right time as far as our relationship, but that doesn’t preclude him from being productive for another team.
Jones might not be entirely wrong, but it comes down to how he defines a significant contribution. Can Bryant still help a team?
“There would have been a discussion,” Ballard said. “But [Nelson’s] ceiling is higher.”
Ballard showed reporters Nelson’s game tape, footage of his workouts, and even a picture of him stretching and came to the conclusion that “God made him a little bit different than He made everybody else.” Ballard thinks Nelson is a player who can be a centerpiece of the Colts franchise for years to come.
The Cleveland Browns have another new quarterback, with former Eastern Michigan star Brogan Roback signing a free-agent contract Thursday.
He has agreed to a three-year deal, and becomes the fourth quarterback on the current Browns roster, including last month’s No. 1 overall pick, Baker Mayfield, as well as expected starter Tyrod Taylor and former Michigan State standout and veteran NFL backup Drew Stanton.
It’s absolutely motivating, Roback told The News, speaking of the quarterbacks he will be competing against.