Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.
NFL teams huddling up to devise plans for social change
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold warms up during a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Instead of taking the field, the entire team spent more than four hours talking about racial injustice and social issues. They continued their discussions Friday, an off day, to begin devising plans to effect change among each other and in the community. Tomlin, one of three Black NFL head coaches, is the third-longest tenured coach in the league. We have to continue playing because, quite frankly, this is the reason we have a platform, is because we play football and we are in the NFL, Darnold said.
Ex-Gator, nominee for NFL's man of the year, was bullied as a kid
Jonotthan Harrison, starting center for the New York Jets, is a nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. His commitment to raising awareness about the bullying crisis across America was rewarded last week when he was named the Jets nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Harrison is a member of his teams Jets Tackle Bullying program and talks with students about being bullied in middle school. All nominees for the award will wear a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal for the rest of the season. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is presented annually by the NFL.ocala.com
Former South Lake standout nominated for NFL award
Jonotthan Harrison, a standout offensive lineman at South Lake from 2005 through 2008 and currently a member of the NFLs New York Jets, is a nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Part of the reason for that is because the former South Lake High School football standout stands 6 foot 4 and weighs 300 pounds. His commitment to raising awareness about the bullying crisis across America was rewarded last week when he was named the Jets nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Its no surprise to learn he was nominated for this award; hes such a good-hearted person.All nominees for the award will wear a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal for the rest of the season. It was first awarded in 1970 and given annually since; Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas was the first recipient of the award, then known as the NFL Man of the Year Award.dailycommercial.com