Fantasy owners groaned when the Vikings told reporters that Adrian Peterson had suffered a torn meniscus and would be out for the season in 2016. It was a tough break for so many that picked him as their RB1 and hoped he would carry their teams to a fantasy title.
It’s common for coaches to give active players who are close with a Hall of Fame inductee the chance to attend the ceremony. One example is Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who was given permission to miss Cardinals practice this weekend so he can see Kurt Warner’s induction in person.
Tomlinson’s nine seasons with the Chargers (2001-09) overlapped with those of Gates and Rivers, who joined the franchise in 2003 and 2004, respectively. The trio played together on three playoff teams, including the last Chargers squad to reach an AFC championship game, after the 2007 season.
The other members of the 2017 Hall class are Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis and Kenny Easley.
Said Lynn, via USA Today: I’ve talked to Philip. I’ve talked to Antonio. I’ve even talked to LT. We’re all on the same page. At the end of the day, we’re going to make the best decision for our football team, and that’s it.
Lynn said a joint decision would be made about the players’ plans, per USA Today.
A massive deal for Bell would reflect the rising tide of NFL opinion back toward a lead-dog system in the backfield. Partially spurred by the Patriots’ success with a platoon-style rushing attack, teams had avoided paying big money on running talent the past five years. As ESPN’s Cheap Custom Jerseys Bill Barnwell points out, there are no franchises egregiously overspending on tailbacks this Cheap Cycling Jerseys year, a testament to the league’s uncharacteristic restraint when it comes to doling out cash at a position that churns through talent — and takes a lot of punishment.