Even if we don want to admit it, we all love the drama that goes along with the NFL offseason. This is a collection of all of that drama today.
Malcolm Jenkins on the unnecessary roughness penalty he received for decking Cordarrelle Patterson last night: "The explanation I got for the flag was that I didn’t have to hit him, which is kind of opposite of what my job description is. So I don’t understand that.”
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 17, 2018
Raiders DE Khalil Mack will not report to team before its second preseason game Saturday, per source, meaning he will be fined another $814,000, bringing his two missed preseason game total to $1.628 million. More important for both sides: there is no end in sight, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2018
#Eagles QB Nick Foles described himself as “optimistic” about his shoulder in his post-game presser: “It just sort of got jarred in a funny way as I was following through, but you know it feels good and we’ll check it out (Friday) more thoroughly.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2018
Talks between Dez Bryant & #Browns continue today; Bryant & his agent stayed overnight
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 17, 2018
Belichick on Ja'Whaun Bentley's eye-opening coverage smoothness for a bigger linebacker. "He was a 4-year starter at a Big 10 school and there's a lot of good players in that conference. I wouldn't say it's a surprise at all.
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) August 17, 2018