Friday began with 26 unsigned 2018 draft picks around the league and that number dropped by one on Friday afternoon.
The Raiders announced that third-round defensive end Arden Key has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. Key was the only unsigned member of Oakland’s draft class.
Plenty of people thought Key was headed for an earlier round of the draft after his 2016 season at LSU. Key posted 12.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a disruptive force off the edge Al Woods Jersey
, but his final college season didn’t unfold the same way. Key spent time in rehab, gained weight and hurt his shoulder during an underwhelming final act in Baton Rouge.
Key said after the draft that he’s learned from past mistakes and feels he’s “a first-round talent.” He’ll get the chance to prove both are correct in Oakland.
If one were looking for one word to sum up Bengals wide receiver John Ross‘ rookie season T.J. Jones Jersey
, pain wouldn’t be a bad one.
Ross was in pain because of shoulder and knee injuries that limited him to 17 snaps and the Bengals offense was pained to find a replacement for what they expected to get from their 2017 first-round pick. For Ross, there was also the pain of having people question his desire to play while he was injured.
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, it’s kind of tough on a player,” Ross said to Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn of Sirius XM NFL Radio. “Because you don’t understand why they would do something like that Josh Bellamy Jersey
, because they just really don’t know what you’re going through. And I think that’s the problem sometimes, the fact that people don’t understand that you are dealing with something that’s traumatic to your career and they really can’t seem to feel the pain thaough. So they really don’t understand.”
Ross was healthy and doing team drills this offseason Bennie Fowler III Jersey
, which is a change from last year that he and the Bengals hope will be the first of many differences after a painful 2017 season. Womens Shaquem Griffin Jersey