NFL News: Changes for 2016 Football Season

 

The changes for 2016 football season continue as we head into the final weeks prior to the preseason. Teams are trying to fill the weak spots in their rosters.

New Changes for 2016 Football Season

We had already mentioned some previous changes in the NFL for this coming season. As we get closer to camp training and the preseason more changes are underway.

Detroit Lions

One of the changes for 2016 football season is WR Anquan Boldin, former 49ers, Ravens and Cardinals signed a 1-year deal with the Lions. Boldin has very good hands and relies on his route running ability rather than speed. This 35 year old veteran will probably play play opposite to Golden Tate. This is a player that has been consistently productive over the course of his 13-year career.

Baltimore Ravens

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jake Long is flying to Baltimore today to sign with the Ravens. The addition of another offensive tackle by the Ravens to the roster, covers the gap left by Eugene Monroe. Still, with first-round pick Ronnie Stanley at left tackle and Ricky Wagner at right tackle, Long will likely have a backup role in Baltimore. Nevertheless, he has experience tah will com in handy when required.

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons released Devin Hester after his second season. What? This guy is known as one of the NFL’s dangerous return men. He holds the record for 20 total career touchdown returns (14 punt returns, 5 kickoff returns, 1 missed field goal return). The Falcon’s statement: “We made a move today with Devin Hester, releasing Devin, and we appreciate all of Devin’s contributions over the last couple years. A fine individual,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Tuesday in a statement. “He passed his physical, and it was a football decision for us in the very end. Obviously there are business moves when we make a move like we did with Devin, but that wasn’t what was directing our other potential acquisitions, not at all.” Guess he will be in one of our future updates of new signs.

Downside for the Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is facing 10 total games for the 2016 season, due to another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Gregory tested positive for marijuana, for which he was suspended for the first 4 games on this season. Apparently he did not learn. Tough on Dallas.

Washington Redskins

There were talks about the Washington Redskins showing interest in Dwight Freeney for the hole left by Junior Galette’s injury. Apparently things have changed and the Redskins are looking at defensive end Greg Hardy as a replacement for Galette. Hardy remains a free agent.