The team announced the release of Oher on Thursday afternoon, after he failed his physical. Oher had been in the NFL’s concussion protocol since September and finished the 2016 season on injured reserve.
Six years ago, former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch was a member of the NFL players' association executive committee when team owners locked the players out and caused a 132-day work stoppage. A new collective bargaining agreement was agreed upon in late July, but Steelers players declined to sign it because they thought it gave too much power to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
If Jerry Jones wished to establish himself once and for all as an outside-the-box thinker on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, he would suspend Ezekiel Elliott for two games. And he would do it now.
The Cowboys rookies and linebacker Jaylon Smith reported Wednesday for a brief camp that precedes the entire roster reporting Friday for physicals and heading Saturday for training camp in Southern California.
Ryan Pace delivered the Bears a franchise quarterback by trading up in April's NFL draft. Now, finally, Mitch Trubisky has signed his contract in time to report Wednesday to Halas Hall with the club's rookies.