Running back LeGarrette Blount didn’t take nearly as long to find a team in 2018 as he did in 2017.

Blount had to wait around a while before signing with the Eagles last year, but he became a member of the Lions before the first week of free agency came to an end. His success with the Patriots and Eagles in the last two years had a lot to do with that and so did his relationship with Lions head coach Matt Patricia.

Whatever led to Blount’s decision, the Lions are happy to have a back on board who can help them improve on last year’s 32nd-ranked rushing attack. Now they just need to figure out how Theo Riddick, Ameer Abdullah and the other backs on the roster fit in around Blount come the regular season.

Dead money eats up nearly $15 million of the Cowboys’cap space,including $8.9 million of leftover balloon payments on the Tony Romo mortgage. Earlier in the decade, the Cowboys used Romo’s contract like a revolving-debt credit card. Whenever Jones was tight against the cap, he would convert Romo’s salary into a prorated signing bonus and kick the financial consequences further down the road.

NFL VP admits league might eliminate kickoffs entirely at some point in near future More The kickoff is as big a part of football as the pass or the run, at least from a traditional sense. But the NFL could eventually remove the kickoff from the game, NFL VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent admitted recently.

I’ve been down the darkest path. I’ve made some horrible, horrible mistakes. But I’ve given myself a chance to progress forward. — Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett will enter a not guilty plea if he faces a trial on a felony injury of the elderly charge, his lawyer told ESPN. Bennett, who posted $10,000 bail after turning himself in on Monday, is represented by Rusty Hardin. jets_111