The Broncos are down to two unsigned players in their 2018 draft class.
Mike Klis of KUSA reports that cornerback Isaac Yiadom has agreed to a deal with the team. Yiadom was a third-round pick last month and has the standard four-year deal for players drafted after the first round.
Yiadom had 110 tackles, three tackles for loss and three interceptions in 39 games at Boston College. He joins a cornerback group that bid farewell to Aqib Talib this offseason and still has Chris Harris, Bradley Roby, Tramaine Brock and Brendan Langley on hand.
Flush with cash after seeing Alibaba’s stock shoot up roughly 122% over the last two years, Tsai was a minority bidding partner in Michael Rubin’s effort to buy the Carolina Panthers. But when they were told that they would have to bid higher than $2.5 billion to win, they pulled out and hedge fund billionaire David Tepper ended up with the NFL team.
Outside of Colby Carthel’s office at Texas A&M University-Commerce sits a pool table. The football coach of the Division II school near Dallas that you’ve probably never heard of says he got it to help promote a family environment within his program, and jokingly tells players he’ll pull their scholarships if they beat him.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters at today’s OTA that the plan for now is to go with what they have at the position, and find their backup from within.
In case you don’t know what they have within — which is reasonable — it’s Garrett Gilbert, Taylor Heinicke and undrafted rookie Kyle Allen.
That’s not much to choose from, since Heinicke is basically there as the guy new offensive coordinator Norv Turner knows and Allen got benched his last season in college before entering the draft anyway.
The upside to Anderson was that he knew the previous offense, but the change in coordinator made that a moot point, so he’s now just a guy who’s about to turn 35 who hasn’t won a game since 2014.
The good news is that Newton is fairly reliable, missing just three games in seven seasons. And while Nick Foles exists as a rarity, most teams’ seasons would be shot if their starter goes down. So at the moment, the Panthers are going to run the risk.
Long-time NFL insider Peter King is publishing his final articles for Sports Illustrated after nearly three decades at the magazine. King is moving his Monday Morning Quarterback column to NBCSports.com, where he was already a part of their Football Night in America coverage on NFL Sundays.