May 20

Giants won’t pick up Ereck Flowers’ option

Of all the option decisions for the 2015 first-rounders, this one is probably the most #asexpected.

A league source confirms to PFT that the Giants will not be picking up the fifth-year option on tackle Ereck Flowers.

The indictment remained an untold part of Patricia’s past during his rise in the coaching ranks, and the Lions said it eluded them during a background check that only searched for criminal convictions.

When approached by The Detroit News, team president Rod Wood initially saidI don’t know anything about this — but hours later said his review of the situation only reinforced the team’s decision to hire Patricia.

I am very comfortable with the process of interviewing and employing Matt, Wood said.

When guys are messing up, guys are going back and getting seconds. It has that 2014 feel where guys are flying all over the field and want to be good and want to be successful.”

Going back to 2014 would be good for the Broncos. Going back to 2015 would be even better; that’s when they won the Super Bowl.

Veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn is coming off a career year in which he put up 9.5 sacks while forcing two fumbles despite starting just two games and playing only 52.9 percent of the Atlanta Falcons’ defensive snaps. Clayborn was a first-round pick seven years ago, and he’s still only 29 years old.

Clayborn ended the 2017 campaign with 54 total quarterback pressures and a pass-rush productivity of 10.9, which were good for 16th and 10th, respectively, among 68 4-3 defensive ends with at least 135 pass-rushing snaps, Chichester wrote. broncos_077_83d4e9b0c4588455-180x180

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