David Johnson skipped minicamp this week. That, everyone knows. He’s looking for a contract extension, and likely a raise for 2018, when he is scheduled to make $1.9 million. Cardinals GM Steve Keim, meanwhile, wants to make sure his running back is around for awhile.
I don’t think there is any question David is one of our core players and someone we look forward to having a long-term future with, Keim said in an interview for next week’s finale of Cardinals Flight Plan.
Then there is the reality of the collective bargaining agreement and the rules that would give Johnson a http://www.officialbaseballcardinalsstore.com/Jason_Motte_Jersey crucial fourth accrued season (to become an unrestricted free agent with no contract extension or franchise tag). That subject was addressed by former agent Joel Corry on Twitter:
David Johnson’s holdout should only last so long. Since he has 3 years of service for free agency (accrued seasons), he needs one more to be a UFA in 2019. If he doesn’t report Jason Motte Jersey by August 7 (30 days before http://www.officialcardinalsfootballauthentic.com/Chase-Edmonds-Jersey.html NFL’s 1st regular season game), he won’t get a 4th & will be a RFA in 2019.
The NFL also approved ejection standards for the use of helmet rule, in which players who lower their head to initiate contact can be penalized or kicked out. The rule could make it tougher on defenders, but the defensive-minded Wilks is on board with the change.
We as a National Football League have to set the standard in how we teach (tackling), so it carries down all the way to the Pop Warner leagues, Wilks said. I think it’s going to be good. I think it’s going to put a lot Chase Edmonds Youth Jersey of onus back on the coaches to teach it the right way…It’s about the safety and the integrity of the game that we’re trying to clean up to protect these players.
The league also made a revision to its national anthem policy, requiring players and team personnel who are on the field to stand and show respect for the anthem. The policy states that personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until it has been performed.
If team personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the anthem, the club will be fined. The teams can then decide if a person’s choice not to stand will merit punishment.