We have to set the scene for you. It’s the only way this is going to work. Shortly after his marijuana-themed Super Bowl party, former NFL great Ricky Williams had a reckoning of sorts. It had to include some high-grade wacky tobacky and an astrologist.
There’s no telling if this is how it went down, but we’re here for suggestions.
Either way, Williams — known to be a bit of an odd duckling — just recently indicated that he’s studying astrology. Not only that, astrology itself told Mr. Williams to invest in Bitcoin.
Fast forward to 2017, and West was basically an afterthought in Kansas City. Rookie Kareem Hunt took the NFL world by storm, while West logged just 18 carries and 27 receptions.
That could make West a cap casualty this offseason, as his contract features an easy out for Kansas City. While he is due to earn just over $2 million in 2018, only $333,000 is guaranteed. If backs like Spencer Ware, Kerywnn Williams and undrafted rookie Darrel Williams impress in the offseason, West could be out.
Ware would be a nice complement to the speedy Hunt if he’s back to 100 percent after last year’s knee injury. He’s a big back at 229 pounds, but is a capable runner and receiver who averaged 4.3 yards per carry and had 33 receptions in 2016. If Ware is healthy, West would be the Chiefs’ No. 3 back at best, and the team may want a cheaper option in that role.
Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson told NFL Network on Thursday that he is healthy and ready to roll as he looks to sign with a new team for the 2018 season. Peterson, who spent last season with the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals, turned 33 years old in March but told the network that he still believes he can be a very productive running back in the NFL. I’m ready, Peterson told NFL Network.
He brought in safety Damarious Randall and cornerbacks E.J. Gaines and T.J. Carrie. He drafted Ohio State product Denzel Ward with the fourth overall pick and also shipped Jason McCourty off to the New England Patriots.
Taylor could be following McCourty out of Cleveland. According to Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer, the Browns are looking to trade him.
If the Browns are unable to move Taylor and aren’t happy with his performance in the offseason, they could opt to release him. While he has two years remaining on his contract, only $1.5 million of it is guaranteed.