Vontaze Burfict is known for playing with a particular brand of rough aggression, which the NFL has been attempting to eliminate. Here’s to hoping this suspension means it's the last we’ve seen of Burfict.
Sure, signing and then cutting Brown likely won’t have any long-term impact on the team this season—the team has taken on risky players before. But keeping him on the roster amid accusations of sexual harassment and assault looks poorly on the franchise.
Drew Brees is out for several weeks after injuring his thumb. Ben Roethlisberger is out for the year after injuring his elbow. Eli Manning might be benched in favor of Daniel Jones. What does this all mean for their respective teams?
A strong pocket passer with high velocity on his throws—but room to improve as an on-the-run thrower—Colts QB Jacoby Brissett has a high ceiling under center for a team that should still expect to reach the playoffs.
The NFL followed the lead of local authorities, choosing not to discipline Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill when he wasn’t charged with a crime. But the audio recording, in which Hill threatens his fiancée, should have been enough to suspend him under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.