According to Michael Silver, Devonta Freeman has purchased a $10 million insurance policy.
We’ve seen big-time college players with NFL aspirations do this over the last few years. Freeman makes a payment, and if he’s injured he’ll make $10 million (presumably if he doesn’t sign a new contract). Silver also reports Freeman and the Falcons are still negotiating a contract extension, but Freeman taking out an insurance policy can’t be seen as optimistic in regards to getting a deal done. Freeman is out there practicing though, so maybe he doesn’t want to risk an injury during training camp without the insurance or a long-term deal.
Dallas PD released statement regarding potential Ezekiel Elliott incident.
The statement does not mention Elliott, it just says a 30-year-old was assaulted and is not sure who did it. There were no arrests made, and there are no suspects yet. The Dallas PD says the investigation is "on-going." According to multiple reports, Elliott was involved in an altercation at the same time last night. It's too early to tell what's going to come of this, if anything, and we don't want to jump to conclusions.
Jeremy Langford has a sprained ankle and didn’t practice today.
Head coach John Fox says he injured the ankle last night and it was the same one that forced him to miss four games last season. The injury isn’t serious, but it shows Langford might not be fully over his ankle issues—sometimes, guys just struggle with bad ankles. He’ll be OK though, and hopefully he can take steps to avoid future injuries there. Langford is vying to be the primary backup behind Jordan Howard.
Adam Schefter reports LeGarrette Blount's tender is worth up to $2.1 million.
This would be about double what Blount made last season with New England. By offering this tender to Blount, which prevents him from signing with another team if he doesn't sign by July 22, it makes it unlikely Blount is able to join a team that sustains an injury at the running back position, unless something happens in training before now and then. Blount could certainly be back with the Patriots next season.
An Ezekiel Elliott decision will not come today, according to Adam Schefter.
Yesterday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he believed a decision might be “imminent,” but that doesn’t appear to be the case. It’s very unlikely the NFL announces any decision over the weekend, so we’ll probably have to wait until next week for a decision. Though, the NFL seems to be in no rush to announce anything, despite the investigation reportedly being done—so the wait could still go on for weeks. Ideally, the Cowboys would get a decision on their star running back soon so they know what they need to do to prepare for the beginning of the year.
Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a "late-night altercation," according to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The FAN.
Fisher tweeted "sources allege" this altercation occurred, reportedly at Clutch Bar in Dallas. There isn't any more information on this matter yet, but we will update you when it becomes available.
John Brown will miss at least a couple days with a quad injury.
Bruce Arians said Brown has a quad injury and could miss “maybe a week.” Arians hopes to get him back for the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday. Brown injured the quad going for a deep pass in the end zone and had initially thought it was a cramp, but Arians says it’s a “mild strain.” Hopefully it’s just a one-time thing this year and Brown can get better and stay healthy, as he’s dealt with leg muscle injuries in the past.
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