According to the New York Daily News, via Pro Football Talk, the New York Jets have released nose tackle Kris Jenkins.
If the Bills were smart they get on the phone right now and go after Jenkins.
Jenkins was a dominant force for the Jets when he was healthy for the team, but unfortunately he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury two straight years. Still that shouldn’t force him from returning to form.
In most instances two ACL injuries are career ending as the player loses a considerable amount of speed. However, the nose tackle position is a different case as it is more about power.
Power is the main element, because nose tackles usually have to face double teams. That means they have to have a considerable amount of leg strength to not get pushed around by the double team. It is an added bonus if the player can get some penetration.
If the Bills were to sign Jenkins it would allow the Bills to go in different directions with the third overall pick.
Time and time again National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith has told players that they need to save money.
However, some players haven’t learned at all.
According to the Philadelphia Sports Daily, via Pro Football Talk, multiple players have asked Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham for money. Teammates have approached him about the subject all jokingly, but in actuality they are serious. Graham says no to them, because he doesn’t want a problem with a teammate.
To be honest I’m not surprised as time and time again we hear about NFL players making millions of dollars, but having to file bankruptcy due to bad investments, alimony, child support or just blowing it.
The main question that I keep asking myself when I hear these stories is why do NFL players deserve the type of money they get when they are just going to blow it on cars, houses, jewelry or expensive bottles of champagne.
In the end the money should go to the people that really deserve it and those are the retired players that made it into what it is today.