Former running back Priest Holmes’ name surfaced in a few conversations. Holmes signed a relatively cheap contract to move from the Baltimore Ravens to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001. But even then, his salary as he finished off a run of three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons was reported to be $2.5 million.

In his seven pro seasons, LeGarrette Blount has rushed for 5,122 yards and 49 touchdowns.

Another instance to consider is the Patriots’ contract with receiver Randy Moss in 2007. Having acquired him after two career-killing years with the Raiders, the Patriots signed Moss to a one-year deal worth $3 million. Moss, of course, went on to have the best season of his career. As the NFL’s 40th-highest-paid receiver that year, he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and a league-record 23 touchdowns.

Cornerback Malcolm Butler had made a vow not to let his game-saving interception in Super Bowl XLIX be the only play he was remembered by. He didn’t want to be the backup cornerback no one ever heard from again.
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“When you put the film on, you see a guy that’s playing, in my opinion, as one of the best cornerbacks in the league,” marveled Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien.

Game Mens Vincent Valentine Jersey Going back on his edict: At his introductory news conference, Quinn said he had zero tolerance for gun issues and domestic violence. Half of that edict was gone by the end of training camp after he signed (and later released) tight end Andrew Quarless, who was brought on board despite a July 2015 charge for firing a gun in public. Quinn didn’t take questions on Quarless’ signing and released a statement instead — leaving Caldwell to answer media queries — which was not the best look.