Osweiler signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans in March, choosing that over a smaller offer from the Broncos. Last season, Osweiler went 5-2 in seven starts for the Broncos, throwing for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
“I can understand that he didn’t want to sit down and have Peyton come back in that San Diego game, but it wasn’t the fact that Brock was playing bad,” Elway told the Denver Post. “We needed a change of something.
“So I was a little surprised just how he seemed to be a little bent out of shape about that. But he had an opportunity to make a tremendous amount of money in Houston, and for us, it just didn’t fit.”
The Texans and Broncos play on Oct. 24 in Denver on Monday Night Football.
Last offseason, the Minnesota Vikings signed Kevin McDermott to a two-year, $1.26 million contract. It probably did not register on your radar. Most contracts for long-snappers don’t.
On Monday afternoon, the Vikings signed McDermott to a new contract. This one pays him $4 million over four years, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Long snapper Kevin McDermott and #Vikings have agreed to a 4-year, $4 million extension, source said. Locking him up until 2020
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 8, 2016
Even as wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams return to practice, the injury bug continued to strike. Left tackle Cordy Glenn was in a walking boot Monday, which will likely keep him out for the foreseeable future, while guard Richie Incognito left Monday’s practice with rib soreness. The Bills just need to get through Tuesday’s practice healthy as they continue their week of preparation for Saturday’s preseason opener against the Colts. — Mike Rodak
The Dolphins released their first depth chart of training camp, and rookie first-round pick Laremy Tunsil is officially the second-string left guard. Tunsil has plenty of work ahead in a short span to earn a starting job before the regular season, and a strong performance in practice this week and in Friday’s preseason opener against the Giants will go a long way. — James Walker