A day after he underwent surgery to repair his broken arm, Carson Palmer was placed on injured reserve by the Arizona Cardinals.
The Browns don’t have enough talent to turn the ball over that much. While Jackson’s approach to the quarterback position does raise some questions, Kizer and Hogan’s propensity to give the ball to opponents does make it much more difficult for the Browns to win games.
Viewership numbers are lagging for a variety of reasons, not least the ongoing protests during the national anthem that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began in 2016. Fans are still angry about Kaepernick’s continued unemployment as well as what’s seen as the growing politicization of the NFL.
In addition, President Donald Trump continues to attack the league for not forcing all players to stand during the anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell and player reps met last week to seek a way forward, but there wasn’t much progress, and players continue to protest.
Meet the new Browns … the same as the old Browns. Sure, they had a different head coach, as Mike Pettine was in his second season at the helm. Lombardi was a goner, replaced by new general manager Ray Farmer. The team took a year off from trade talks in 2014, perhaps because they actually had a winning record gong into the deadline for once.
But 2015, well, that was a different story. The Browns were 2-6 at the trade deadline, and the team basically tried to set up a fire sale. Thomas and All-Pro center Alex Mack were both on the block, as was linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The Broncos were interested in Thomas, but the Browns wanted two first-round picks, and Denver balked.
Mack had a no-trade clause in his contract, and he said he wouldn’t consider waiving it. He also had the ability to opt out of his contract after the 2015 season, and the threat of a trade Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys that season may be part of the reason he did just that and landed Kids Cheap Jerseys China with the Falcons.