As the Eagles’ roster currently stands, the team is set with starters across the board. That is, except at one position.
Donnie Jones announced his retirement from in February after spending five years as the Eagles’ Mr. Reliable at punter, and 14 years in the NFL overall.
Now, the Eagles have a need at punter. The Raiders also just released one of the best — and most popular — players at the position in the NFL.
The Colts can’t be ranked in the bottom five so long as Luck, T.Y. Hilton and Anthony Castonzo are on the roster. But there still isn’t enough talent on defense or along the offensive line, and they were oddly quiet in free agency.
Even with Luck active and effective, the Colts will have trouble keeping up with everybody else in the increasingly strong AFC South.
The Jacksonville Jaguars unceremoniously dumped the longest-tenured player on the roster Tuesday, tight end Marcedes Lewis, after 12 seasons to save $3.5 million in salary-cap space. Lewis said he felt disrespected by the timing of the move (a week after free agency began). Receiver Allen Hurns was also cut to save $7 million.
Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue recently checked himself into a treatment facility after being arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in less than a year.
The 25-year-old Donahue was arrested and charged with drunken driving early on Feb. 26 after police said he drove the wrong way in the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey and collided with a jitney bus, injuring four people. He is due in court in Weehawken, New Jersey, on April 11.