It is what it is. It’s a business, Flacco said, via the team’s official website. Eventually, at some point, that’s going to have to happen. It’s not really for me to worry about.
Flacco has four years remaining on his contract, but after this season Baltimore could get out of the deal, and the dead money on the salary cap is not prohibitive if they moved on in 2020.
Reunited and it feels so good…
Vernon Davis spent his first seven seasons with Alex Smith in San Francisco. Now, six years later the grizzled veterans are reuniting in D.C.
The tight end spoke glowingly about teaming up with Smith, who spent the past five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs while Davis bounced from the Denver Broncos to the Washington Redskins after his 49ers tenure ended in 2015.
The Steelers have until July 16 to work out a long-term deal with Bell. Otherwise, he will play under the one-year, $14.54 million franchise tender. The sides do not appear anywhere close to an agreement.
Dec. 2, 8:20 p.m. This one is all about cornerback Richard Sherman’s return to Seattle to play his former team. He’s not one to shy away from expressing his opinion and will certainly be out to prove the Seahawks were wrong for their decision to cut him, so look for Sherman to be gunning for a pick of former teammate quarterback Russell Wilson.
Patriots at Steelers
Dec. 16, 4:25 p.m. These might be the two best teams in the AFC, so playoff implications are a virtual given. Throw in last season’s controversial finish in which Pittsburgh tight end Jesse James appeared to snatch a game-winning touchdown only to have it overturned on instant replay — it would count under the newly revised catch rule — could give this rivalry an added shot of drama.