For the first time in a decade, a different crowd will chant the name of John Kuhn. The veteran fullback has signed with the New Orleans Saints, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
On Saturday, the Saints officially announced the signing, and Kuhn joined his new team in practice for the first time.
Hail Mary Alert!!!
Trevone Boykin converts the Robert Newhouse Jersey deep ball at the buzzer!
Speaking to the News Tribune, Boykin said he hasn’t even considered the fact that he’s got a legitimate shot to become the Seahawks No. 2 quarterback.
“I haven’t (thought about) that, at all,” Boykin said. “I am just trying to push forward with my teammates, and learn from Russ and learn what he Roger Staubach Jersey does. Just try to learn this offense and execute it the best I can.”
Boykin executed this particular play well. His release is smooth and the pass is on target. It didn’t hurt that McEvoy, a rookie out of Wisconsin, is 6’6.
The Seahawks were trailing the Chiefs 16-6 heading into the fourth quarter, and a Steven Hauschka field goal in the fourth quarter narrowed Kansas City’s lead to seven points. Following Boykin’s touchdown pass to McEvoy, Seattle converted a two-point attempt to defeat the Chiefs, 17-16.
The contract locks Taylor in for up to six seasons, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, but the team does have some flexibility built into the agreement. Taylor will make $9.5 million this year, but the Bills can still cut him next March without taking a hit. If instead they pick up his option next year, then Taylor can make a total of $27.5 million, in both salary and bonuses, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.
This is quite a turn of events for the 2011 sixth-round pick, who was set to make just $2 million this year before his new deal. The Bills acquired Taylor to little fanfare last March shortly after they traded for Matt Cassel, who was expected to compete with EJ Manuel for the starting quarterback job in training camp. Instead, Taylor earned the job and became a starting quarterback for the first time in his career.
Taylor’s numbers were impressive last season, too. He posted a 99.4 passer rating — the same as league MVP Cam Newton — and threw for 3,035 yards in 14 games. He also ran for 568 yards, scoring four rushing touchdowns.