A few quick hits to get your Wednesday morning going:--There has been a rash of arrests of NFL players over the past several days including high-profile players such as the Cowboys Dez Bryant (domestic violence) and Seattles Marshawn Lynch (DUI). But as a whole, NFL players are not men running wild out there, wreaking havoc on American society. This study shows that NFL players are arrested at about half the rate of the general population. Its just that when the guy down the street gets in trouble its not news but with a pro football player any transgression is in the headlines.--We had the Redskins pass rushing duo locked up yesterday as I talked to Ryan Kerrigan down at the Comcast SportsNet studios and Tarik El-Bashir chatted with Brian Orakpo at his football camp in Fairfax. Tariks articles on Orakpo are up (on the coming season here and on RG3s contract situation here). My posts on Kerrigan will come tomorrow; this evening he will be appearing as a co-anchor at 6:00 on Geico SportsNet Central.--Theres a good discussion going on about the offensive line in the comments section of the article I wrote the other day. Go take a look and let your opinion be known.Days until: Training camp 8; preseason opener vs. Bills 22; RG3 vs. Luck at FedEx Field 38; final cuts 45; Redskins @ Saints 53; home opener vs. Bengals
Ryan Kerrigan, Jordan Reed and Brandon Scherff will skip next week's Pro Bowl in Orlando a team spokesman confirmed to CSN. All three players dealt with injuries late in the season, most notably Reed, and playing in the exhibition game is not in the cards. Trent Williams, however, is still slated to play in the game.
Reed suffered a separated shoulder on Thanksgiving playing against the Dallas Cowboys. For the rest of the season, Reed played through significant pain and his production dipped.
Kerrigan played much of the season with an injured elbow and hurt his finger in the final game against the Giants. Scherff played with ankle pain and was listed on the injury report much of the season's final four games.
For Reed and Scherff, this year marked their first Pro Bowl. The recognition was deserved for both players, and shows that the guard and tight end are gaining national spotlight for their play.
Kerrigan played in the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season. He finished this year with 11 sacks, 2.5 short os his career high 13.5 in 2014.
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When longtime Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott, there was general consensus that Prescott won the job fair and square when Romo got injured.
Romo himself said as much. But there are still people around the NFL who feel Dallas didn't do right by their 10-year starter.
As Romo was leaving the field after the Cowboys lost to the Packers in the playoffs, Pepper Burruss, Green Bay's director of sports medicine, approached him. A microphone picked up Burruss saying what sounds like, "You deserve better."
Take a listen.
It's possible Burruss could have meant something else, like Romo deserved better injury luck. Maybe.
Also keep in mind that Romo may have been leaving the field as a Cowboy for the final time of his career. What a note to leave on...
The 36-year-old has said he still wants an opportunity to start in the NFL. That won't happen in Dallas, so it's likely he'll move on to another team this offseason.
According to Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio, the Cowboys may be willing to trade Romo to the team of his choice.
Speculation has linked him to the Broncos, Bears, Jets and Texans.
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