After struggling with the Colts for three years, former first-round pick Bjoern Werner is going to get a chance to turn his career around in Jacksonville
The Jaguars announced on Wednesday that they’ve signed Werner to a one-year deal
Werner, the 24th overall pick in the 2013 draft, had been a free agent since March 8, when he was released by the Colts after an unimpressive career in Indy
The Colts had high hopes for the Werner, but he never lived up to expectations. The German-born defensive end actually seemed to struggle more and more as his career went on
After playing in 13 games as a rookie in 2013, Werner earned a spot in the Colts’ starting lineup in 2014, a year where he started 15 games and tallied four sacks. However, Werner didn’t last long as a starter. The German was given a backup role in 2015 and only appeared in a total of 10 games.
The only games in which Mills did not start for the talent-rich Tigers were the first six games of this past season — when he was rehabilitating a fractured left leg (fibula) and torn ligaments in his ankle. Mills returned to the field in a backup capacity against Florida before earning back his starting position for the final six contests of the year and competing at the Senior Bowl.
Mills excelled in Mobile, showing terrific quickness, balance and awareness in coverage at cornerback. Mills essentially ran the routes for receivers there, showing the anticipation of routes one would expect given his experience at LSU.
A poor showing in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine (electronically timed at 4.61 seconds), however, raised concerns for some as to whether Mills possesses the straight-line speed to handle NFL receivers. Mills appeared to answer those questions by being clocked at 4.47 seconds (handheld) at LSU’s pro day. This time more closely resembles the speed and fluidity with which Mills played throughout his career with the Tigers. Some players run fast on the track. Others play fast. Mills is among the latter.
Here’s what the NFL renewing its deal with YouTube means for fans
The NFL hasn’t always embraced YouTube, but now that it has, the partnership is thriving.
The two companies announced on Thursday that they’ve agreed to renew a partnership that began in January 2015. Although YouTube’s been around since 2005, the NFL didn’t really start to embrace the video website until recently.
When the two sides originally announced their first partnership last year, the agreement led to the creation of an NFL YouTube channel. Over the past 16 months, the league has used its channel to feature game highlights, post-game recaps and clips featuring news, analysis and fantasy football advice.
This time around, the two sides have agreed to beef things up, which is good news for you.
Brady likes to read to his kids before bed.
“[The kids] always get a book before bed, sometimes two if they’re nice to me,” Brady told People.com. “It’s such precious time — you don’t want to rush those things.”
Although Brady has a slightly different diet than most people, his taste in children’s books isn’t that surprising: He likes the classics.
“I love the Dr. Seuss books, because I love reading them,” Brady said. “Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss … those are the ones that I love. I’m always like, ‘Can I pick the book tonight?'”
When Brady doesn’t get to pick the book, his two kids will sometimes pick a book that’s written in Portuguese. Mom and the kids can speak Portuguese, but Brady’s not very good.
“We have a lot of Portuguese books in the house and those are funny. My kids can [speak Portuguese], but I can’t read it, so I probably screw up half the words,” Brady said. “If they want to pick one of those books, they can, and that’s one of the ones that I read. It’s hard.”