The Related Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — City Meyer’s NFL enterprise at all times had the possibility to be an entire debacle.
A longtime school coach making the soar to a league he knew little, if something, about? A famend motivator utilizing inspirational ways on skilled gamers pushed principally by cash? A man who constructed applications and his status on stockpiling extra expertise than his opponents taking on a league laughingstock devoid of playmakers?
It was a protracted shot, at greatest, that the Jacksonville Jaguars could be Meyer’s newest and best success story. A failed experiment could be the extra probably final result. Meyer’s not there but, however he’s headed in that route. And nobody may have seen it occurring this quick or being this excessive.
Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan publicly reprimanded Meyer on Tuesday for the coach’s “inexcusable” habits at an Ohio bar over the weekend. Meyer’s actions have been the most recent embarrassment for a franchise that’s been principally a backside feeder since Khan took over in 2012.
“I’ve addressed this matter with City. Specifics of our dialog will probably be held in confidence. What I’ll say is his conduct final weekend was inexcusable,” Khan mentioned. “I admire City’s regret, which I imagine is honest. Now, he should regain our belief and respect. That may require a private dedication from City to everybody who helps, represents or performs for our group.”
Khan launched a press release condemning Meyer’s actions, which have been captured on video and launched on social media. One reveals a younger girl dancing near Meyer’s lap as he sits on a bar stool, a clip that rapidly went viral. A second, extra damning video seems to point out Meyer touching the lady’s behind.
n The Dallas Cowboys are releasing linebacker Jaylon Smith in what could possibly be thought-about a cost-cutting transfer due to a assured wage subsequent season within the case of an damage.
Smith’s position had been decreased after Micah Parsons was drafted twelfth total this yr and the Cowboys moved free-agent pickup Keanu Neal to linebacker from security. The transfer can’t change into official earlier than Wednesday.
The choice gained’t save the Cowboys any cash on Smith’s $9.8 million wage cap determine this yr, however protects them from his $9.2 million wage for 2022 turning into assured if he will get injured.
The group mentioned on its web site that makes an attempt to commerce Smith have been unsuccessful.
Dallas drafted Smith within the second spherical in 2016 realizing he wouldn’t play as a rookie due to a major left knee damage sustained in his ultimate recreation with Notre Dame on the Fiesta Bowl.
After an up-and-down debut in 2017, Smith had his greatest season in 2018 with 150 tackles and profession bests of 4 sacks and 13 quarterback pressures. It was the one certainly one of his 4 full seasons when the Cowboys made the playoffs.
Even with Neal out for a second consecutive recreation due to COVID-19 protocols Sunday in opposition to Carolina, Smith performed simply 28 snaps. Neal is predicted to return from the COVID-19 reserve listing this week in opposition to the New York Giants.
n The Miami Dolphins traded large receiver and returner Jakeem Grant to the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, an individual with information of the deal instructed The Related Press.
Grant goes to the Bears in alternate for a sixth-round choose within the 2023 draft, based on the particular person, who spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of the commerce had not been introduced.
Grant was a sixth-round choose in 2016 for Miami. He made 91 catches for 1,001 yards in elements of six seasons with the group, with 5 touchdowns. He additionally had 5 return touchdowns for Miami.