The Seahawks released Trevone Boykin shortly after a report surfaced that the quarterback’s girlfriend has accused Kirk Gibson Youth jersey him of domestic violence. Boykin released a statement shortly after that.
I understand the Seahawks’ decision to release me, Boykin said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The story that was reported casts a bad light on the organization and on me.
Nelson posted 1,000 yards receiving four times in his tenure in Green Bay and recorded double-digit touchdowns on three separate occasions. However, he caught just 53 passes for 482 yards and six touchdown with the Packers last year and averaged less than 10 yards per reception for the first time in his career. The absence of Aaron Rodgers certainly factored into that equation as Nelson caught six touchdowns in the team’s first five games with Rodgers before putting up a goose egg the remainder of the season.
Fowler showed some promise as a rookie, making a key catch in the Broncos’ narrow divisional-round win over the Steelers and hauling in a two-point conversion in Super Bowl 50 that doubled as Peyton Manning’s final pass, but the Broncos did not view him as a fit at the near-$2MM rate it would have cost them to place the low-end tender on.
The league’s proposed new catch rule will result in some plays that previously were incomplete passes, now being complete passes. But a less-discussed change is that there will be more fumbles: When the ball pops out after a catch, that’s a fumble, not an incompletion.
Game Kids New York Yankees Jersey Falcons coach Dan Quinn has thought about that and says he’ll have his defensive players ready to pounce on the ball more often after a catch and fumble, on plays that previously would have been incomplete passes.