John Mara: Giants can still win with Eli Manning
If anything’s clear with a few months to look back, it’s that the Giants badly bungled last year’s quarterback situation, and they seem to regret it deeply..
The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round tackle Kolton Miller to his rookie contract, the team announced. No terms were announced, but based on his No. 15 draft slot, Miller will make around $12.6 million over four years, fully guaranteed. Like all first-round contracts, it will include a fifth-year team option. Six of the team’s nine draft picks are now under contract, with offensive tackle Brandon Parker (third round), defensive end Arden Key (third) and cornerback Nick Nelson (fourth) still unsigned. –After spending the 2017 season out of the NFL, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson doesn’t plan on returning to the game.
The three-time Pro Bowler is very happily retired, his agent, Jonathan Feinsod, told ESPN on Friday. Jackson, 35, last played in 2016, with his season ending after five games when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He finished the season with just 15 catches for 173 yards after totaling 253 grabs for 4,153 yards and 20 touchdowns over the previous four seasons with the Buccaneers.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Edebali has signed with the Bears. The move reunites Edebali with Bears General Manager Ryan Pace, who was in the Saints organization when Edebali signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014.
Edebali spent three seasons with the Saints, played in every game and recorded eight sacks. He signed with the Broncos last offseason and played nine games before being waived in November. He was claimed by the Lions and saw action in four games for Detroit, but was waived again in December. He signed with the Rams and ultimately ended the year back with the Saints.
Edebali didn’t see action with either of those teams and will now try to work his way into the mix off the edge as the Bears try to flesh out their pass rushing group this season.
On the eve of the NHL expansion draft in June, Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee was in his last conversations with his peers. These weren’t comfortable conversations: The draft rules favored the Knights in a way they had never favored another NHL expansion team, forcing many of the other 30 clubs to surrender players they didn’t want to lose or grease the palms of McPhee with players or picks to ensure they didn’t lose them.