It’s interesting that Foster would start on the sidelines after the running back insisted last week he was healthy. This seems like a more of a precautionary move for Miami. After all, Foster is a soon-to-be 30-year-old back coming off an Achilles injury, with a history of soft-tissue injuries.
It’s hard for a former No. 3 overall pick to be a forgotten man, but that’s what Dion Jordan has become in Miami. On Friday, he took a step back toward the field.
Jordan was conditionally reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for all of 2015, the league announced Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the development. Jordan will undergo counseling and will be re-evaluated before the start of the season. He will be eligible to play in Week 1 if he meets the conditions set by the NFL.
Jordan had been suspended indefinitely since April 2015 without pay following multiple violations of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Eifert says he’ll never play in Pro Bowl again if asked
Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 29, 2016
While the sentiment is understandable, Eifert, along with many of the NFL players in attendance, did a lot of good in Hawaii and will continue to do a lot of good during Pro Bowl week. As we noted in a piece from the Pro Bowl draft held at the Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Eifert went around asking troops for their autographs in a lighthearted display of respect. Unfortunately, an awkward landing in the game soured the experience on the game as a whole.
Clearly, the Pro Bowl needs to be re-evaluated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was open about his dissatisfaction with the current state of play and Giants quarterback Eli Manning was honest about the temptation for players to try and protect themselves in a game that doesn’t count. So hopefully this can be an agent of change, so that players like Eifert can continue to bring unique experiences to fans during a week of festivities without the worry of missing time.
While they wait, the Bengals are hoping to break in 2015 third-round pick Tyler Kroft, who caught 11 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown during his rookie season.