NFL News Review 12/9

Gage ArnoldCorrespondent IJune 6, 2016


That's what this bad boy will be bringing. Amazement. Well Clinton Portis' coach is a genius, and not to mention the Plax Picketers are at full force, so let's dive right in on this and bring you today's NFL news recap.

Clinton Portis, RB, Redskins

Clinton Portis unloaded on head coach Jim Zorn Tuesday on a radio appearance, sarcastically calling Zorn a "genius."

This is what happens when players have more power with ownership than coaches. "We got a genius for a head coach, I don't know, I'm sure he on top of things. He's got everything figured out," Portis said, clearly unhappy about his lack of touches last week.

"If you've got a problem with me not practicing and can't do it that way, maybe you feel like you need to sever ties, split ties with me? Split ties with me. But don't sit here and throw me out like I don't pay attention, like I don't know what's going on, like I'm making mistakes, I'm the problem" Expect Portis to be very active against the Bengals, despite the comments.

Well, seems as if "so-called" Albert Einstein still lost the game on Sunday, so Portis may want to pull his  genius tag down to lesser, more monotone one. This folks cannot be good, even if Portis does apologize, this doesn't help his rep at all. Looks like it didn't take too long for the DeAngelo Hall virus to catch on.

Plaxico Burress, WR, Giants

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance Tuesday challenging Plaxico Burress' fine and suspension by the Giants.

The grievance will not affect Plax's status this season as it won't be even be heard until after the season is over. The union may try to recoup some money, but this isn't going to change the fact that Burress' Giants career is almost certainly finished.

Yipee. When in doubt, call in the NFLPA, they'll dig you out of any problem. Sadly for Plaxico, this digs him pretty deep. If and when he does resurface, a team will take a chance on him, but until then, it looks like dark days for Mr. Burress. However, if there is a rise in drive by stabbings, we know who to pin the blame on.

Jalen Parmele, RB, Ravens

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the Ravens have signed RB Jalen Parmele from the Dolphins practice squad.

An intriguing Dynasty league talent, the fifth-rounder out of Toledo will provide insurance with Ray Rice (leg contusion) and Willis McGahee (shoulder stinger) banged up. McGahee remains a candidate to be cut this offseason, but Parmele would still have Rice and Le'Ron McClain ahead of him on the depth chart.
This man makes the list solely from his name. Jalen however is an intriguing dynasty leaguer as he could be in the mix for the Ravens starting tailback with a strong offseason, but until then, the only intriguing item of note is that Justin Alexander Parmele deserves his own TV show. There I said it.
Cory Boyd, RB, Broncos
Broncos promoted RB Cory Boyd from their practice squad.
A seventh-round pick by the Bucs this season, Boyd could receive a carry or two as soon as this week against the Panthers. He's behind Tatum Bell, Selvin Young, and P.J. Pope in the pecking order for fantasy value.
Not a bad sleeper pick here folks. Boyd dominated the SEC during his career at USC, and if given the chance, has the body to possibly do a decent job in Denver's system.
But he's sitting behind Olandis Gary, Justin Timberlake, Jason Sehorn, and Stephon Curry in the Broncos backfield. And word has it Shanny has his eye on Harry Potter on the Waiver Wire. There's always Detroit Cory...
Closing time here folks, but I'll be back tomorrow with another recap of the day's hottest NFL story lines.