The Cincinnati Bengals came away with the AFC North crown in 2015, but both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens entered the year with hopes of a Lombardi Trophy too. Injuries, among other problems, derailed the Ravens in a big way while the Steelers had their own fair share of struggles.
The Los Angeles Rams have announced the release of quarterback Nick Foles. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said Foles requested the release, and Authentic Earl Thomas III Jersey the Rams complied. After being released, Foles becomes a free agent and is not subject to waivers.
“We have been in contact with Nick Authentic Frank Clark Jersey and his representation throughout the offseason and we feel that this is the best decision for all parties involved,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement released by the team. “We appreciate the contributions that Nick has made to our organization in his time as a Ram and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
It’s likely another team will take a chance on Foles, and he has the opportunity to land somewhere new near the beginning of training camp.
The Texans dominated offseason coverage with their offensive acquisitions. Houston signed quarterback Brock Osweiler fresh off of a regular season performance that helped the Broncos get to the postseason and into position to win Super Bowl 50. They added running back Lamar Miller, and in the draft, decided to complement DeAndre Hopkins with the additions of Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. Training camp will be the first opportunity for fans to see this new-look Texans offense take shape.
A few key players were nursing injuries this offseason. Cornerback Joe Haden had an ankle injury and tight end Gary Barnidge was recovering from a sports hernia, but both are expected to be ready for training camp.
The Steelers’ pass defense was a liability last season, finishing 30th in the NFL for yards allowed per game. They addressed that weakness by drafting cornerback Artie Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and Pittsburgh fans will finally get an idea of what Burns can do when the team hits the practice fields for camp.
Another player Steelers fans are likely eager to get a glimpse of is tight end Ladarius Green, who joined the team as a free agent this offseason. Green fills the void left by Heath Miller’s retirement, and he’s likely an upgrade over Miller in the later years of his career.
Green is nursing an ankle injury that kept him out of OTAs, but he should be ready to go for camp. Le’Veon Bell’s season ended early last year due to a knee injury, and he hopes to be ready to go for training camp. Unfortunately for the Steelers, though, Bell is facing a four-game suspension to start the new season.