That means it’s extension time. Both Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins have one year left on their contracts, and the team’s draft-and-groom approach to roster-building demands they keep both. The same could even apply to slot corner Darqueze Dennard, quietly one of last season’s breakout performers.
Bengals fans figured another typical offseason was coming and instead got the Glenn trade. Keeping fan favorites in town beyond this upcoming season seems like the next step.
Martin – a Penns Grove native – nearly had a takedown in the first 20 seconds, but Nickal wriggled free. The Ohio State junior got his takedown later in the period and looked like he might be on the verge of back points, but Nickal rolled through and ended up on top of Martin for the fall at the 2:30 mark.
“I’m not sure, I don’t really know, it was just a weird position and he rolled through,” said Martin, who said he thought he was ready to lock up a pinning combination. “I’ll probably watch it, see what I did wrong, then let it go. I’m happy with my game plan, but one small position I made a little mistake.”
The victory clinched the team championship for Penn State, which edged the Buckeyes in one of the most highly anticipated national championship team battles in years.
Ohio State needed wins from Martin and heavyweight Kyle Snyder to rally to knock off the defending national champions. Instead it was Penn State capturing a sixth national title in the last seven years.
Now Jackson needs to go and get cornerback Adam Jones, who had his option with the Bengals declined. While 34 years old, Pacman is still a quality inside presence and elite punt returner who could serve as quality rotational depth alongside new addition Damarious Randall.
The Dallas Cowboys don’t have much in the way of wiggle room against the cap.
According to Spotrac, they are slightly over the cap as of this writing, which puts the spotlight on Dez Bryant’s deal. NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported the team restructured center Travis Frederick’s contract, but the Cowboys shouldn’t stop there.