It’s not clear how much Talib has been able to work out since being shot, but he did say that he’s “back running and everything.”
Pictures and video from the golf tournament seem to show a healthy Talib.
There’s no visible wounds on his right leg and he seems to walking without a limp.
The Broncos cornerback was shot in Dallas on June 5. According to the police report from the incident, the bullet went through his right thigh, before exiting through his calf. After six weeks of investigating the incident, police still aren’t sure who shot Talib, and no one has been charged.
The NFL is also investigating the incident.
The cornerback hasn’t offered any details to anyone about what happened, saying in June that he was “too intoxicated to remember what happened.”
The contract stalemate between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets isn’t only affecting Fitzpatrick’s relationship with the team, apparently, it’s also affecting Fitzpatrick’s relationship with Brandon Marshall.
“To be honest, me and Fitz talk every day, all the time, but I texted him the last two weeks three times and there’s [been] no response,” Marshall said on the I Am Rapoport podcast, via CBS Sports Local. “It’s not like him. It’s scaring me right now. It’s scaring me that my guy hasn’t texted me back.”
Marshall did concede that there might actually be a good reason that Fitzpatrick hasn’t responded to his texts.
Marshall has been supportive of Fitzpatrick during his bitter negotiations with the team, and that’s because Marshall’s been in that situation himself.
“I try to give support to the player, to Fitz, to [Muhammad Wilkerson], understanding what they’re going through because I’ve been through it,” Marshall said.
Fitzpatrick has been unwilling to accept the Jets offer of a three-year, $24 million deal that would include over $10 million in guaranteed money. If Fitzpatrick doesn’t accept the offer by the start of training camp, then the Jets should move on, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
La Canfora says the team should give Fitzpatrick a “take it or leave it” offer with a July 27 deadline.
Blandino told the Sun that if the study goes well, the uprights could be narrowed as soon as the 2017 season. “You never know,” he said. “We’ll see what the data tells us. The committee will discuss it and then make a recommendation for 2017 if they feel that we need to go that route. But I wouldn’t know at this point, without seeing how it goes this year.”
If the NFL does narrow the uprights, that will undoubtedly affect the conversion rate of not only field goal attempts, but extra points. In the first year of the NFL’s 32-yard extra point, kickers league wide made 94.1 percent of their attempts. That already made the average extra point less valuable than going for a two-point conversion. Were the rate of success on extra points to drop even more, that gap would widen and it could possibly motivate teams to go for two more often. Of course, some NFL coaches would still refuse to go for it out of fear, but the logical ones would start following the math.