The Chicago Bears signed veteran tackle Matt McCants just three weeks ago after a tryout with the team during rookie mini-camp.
The language of the rule now reads that a ball is caught when the player has control, two feet or another body part down, and makes a football move while making no mention of completing the process.
Like I say, it just took them seven years to figure out what we knew on Day 1, Johnson said, via the Detroit Free Press. … I think you [have to take the human element] into account. Yeah, slow motion can show every bitty frame, but you have to also take into account what actually happened in real time, I feel like. You take it slow mo and that easy catch can turn into, ‘Dang, he bobbled it a little bit.’
Walker believes that he — not Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce — is the best tight end in football.
Honestly, I feel like I’m the best tight end in the league in all phases, Walker said, via the Tennessean. Blocking, run blocking, catching the ball, breaking tackles, stuff like that. At the end of the day, if you don’t feel like that you shouldn’t be in the league.
Walker said he’s been focused this offseason on his conditioning and believes he’s primed for a big season at age 34.
Every year I try something new, Walker said. I don’t eat pork, I don’t drink alcohol. That’s been helping me, keeping me fit and in shape. Just go out here and I try to bust my butt every day in the weight room, on the field, and it’s tended to work so I’m going to stick to that regimen.
He’ll need to have a big season, to match his big talk.