Archive for the ‘2012 NFL Draft’ Category

Patriots Come to Terms with First Round Pick LB Dont’a Hightower

The Patriots signed first-round draft choice Dont’a Hightower on Thursday to a four-year contract. Hightower, 22, was selected by New England with the 25th overall pick in April. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound linebacker from Alabama was a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik, Butkus and Lombardi Awards, and was a consensus All-American in 2011. Hightower started 42 […]

Washington and Rookie QB Robert Griffin III Agree to Terms

The Redskins have their franchise QB under contract, as the team has come to terms with Robert Griffin III. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Griffin has inked his rookie deal, and will report to camp with the club. Albert Breer of NFL.com reports the deal is for four years and worth $21,119,098, fully guaranteed. […]

Pre-Draft Demand Has Rams and Fisher in Trouble with Rookie CB Jenkins

Remember when Jeff Fisher as the head coach of the Titans went against public opinion and drafted Adam “Pacman” Jones? Well, sounds like Fisher is involved with another player that has had pre-draft issues, and again it’s a defensive back. The player in question is Janoris Jenkins, and the problems according to reports state that […]

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Knows You Have to Be Careful Who You Trust

By AP The rookies, their lives filling with more responsibility by the minute, have listened carefully to the personal stories of success and failure from former NFL players. The overriding messages: Control your destiny. Don’t make our mistakes. Adam “Pacman” Jones warned about the trappings of fame. Michael Vick spoke candidly about his dog-fighting conviction, […]

Eagles Ink First Round Draft Pick DT Fletcher Cox

The Eagles and first-round draft pick Fletcher Cox have agreed to a four-year contract. The defensive tackle from Mississippi State is the last of Philadelphia’s nine draft picks to sign. The Eagles traded up three spots to select Cox at No. 12 overall. Cox made the All-SEC first team after finishing with 56 tackles and […]

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Says He’s Getting More Comfortable in New Offense

The Redskins concluded their third round of offseason practices on Thursday. Robert Griffin III showed off his versatility and game management skills, as well as his increasing comfort in Washington’s offensive system, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports. A week after he appeared to struggle somewhat in the lone practice that was open to […]

Jacksonville WR Justin Blackmon Pleads Not Guilty to Misdemeanor DUI

Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, the team’s first-round draft pick this year, pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor aggravated DUI on Monday in Payne County (Okla.) District Court according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. His hearing was set for 10:30 a.m. on July 24, three days before the Jaguars’ first training […]

Tampa Bay Inks First Round Pick RB Doug Martin

The Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Doug Martin to a five-year contract. The Boise State running back was the 31st selection in the draft and is expected to share the workload as a rookie with third-year pro LeGarrette Blount. Martin rushed for 3,431 yards and 43 touchdowns while averaging more than five yards per carry. […]