There aren’t many players that need to impress more this offseason than Detroit Lions safety Miles Killebrew. After an extremely disappointing second year, Killebrew’s future with the team is up in the air—especially after Detroit added safety Tracy Walker in the third round of last month’s draft.
Unfortunately, his offseason doesn’t appear to be off to a great start. With Glover Quin being the only player absent at OTAs (family obligations) and Tavon Wilson in a red no-contact jersey (shoulder surgery last year), Killebrew was given significant safety reps in practice on Thursday, per MLive’s Kyle Meinke.
It apparently did not go well:
Miles Killebrew got tons of reps at safety with Glover Quin not here and Tavon Wilson in a red jersey. It did not go well at all. Was beat twice for touchdowns, plus another two times where the ball was dropped.
Early last Saturday morning Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was arrested on public intoxication charges. Williams allegedly crashed his car into a light pole and fled the scene.
Later Saturday evening he released a statement offering his explanation.
On Thursday, TMZ Sports released photos, video, and context on the situation from Frisco PD arresting Terrance.
When cops were grilling Williams about the accident, he said he wasn’t the driver, according to the police report … and blamed the crash on an “idiot” friend Kendall Wright.
According to the police report, Terrance said Kendall left the crash scene and went to a club — but called Terrance to let him know where to find the car.
Cops didn’t believe Terrance … because Williams’ cell phone was actually inside the Lamobo.
It’s no secret that the Bengals could use some change on the offensive line, and offensive line coach Frank Pollack is promising to bring that to Cincinnati.
Pollack talked about his offensive line on Tuesday, which comprised part of the second-worst rushing offense in the NFL last year. Pollack is saying that his entire unit will get a clean slate as the team heads into the 2018 season.
“I told them Day 1 everyone here has a clean slate,” Pollack said, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com. “What you have done in the past is really irrelevant to me … You can go from the penthouse to outhouse real quick. Hopefully, you go from the outhouse to penthouse just as fast, but it takes a lot of work.
Prior to the draft, it was reported by Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com that the Dallas Cowboys were targeting either Vita Vea, Leighton Vander Esch, or D.J. Moore with the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Once Vea was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 12th pick, the Cowboys’ decision was reportedly down to Vander Esch or Moore.
Dallas had been extremely high on Vander Esch throughout the entire pre-draft process. And when the decision came down to improving an up-and-coming defensive unit or drafting a wide receiver, Dallas went with the former.
With Vander Esch, the Cowboys are getting a player who will enter a good situation with a young and promising defense; a defense with significant talent at each level. There were glimpses of a solid group at linebacker last year with Sean Lee, Jaylon Smith, and Anthony Hitchens.