NFL Training Camp Underway
The start of the 2010 NFL season is a little over a month away and there are already several developing stories making headlines as training camp gets underway. The New York Jets for starters, have cause for concern as their top corner and quite possibly the best corner in the league Darrelle Revis, has decided to hold out from camp until a contract agreement can be reached. Revis has made it no secret that he would like to become the highest paid corner in the league, a title that Nnamdi Asomugha of the Oakland Raiders currently holds. The Jets are currently refusing to give Revis such a contract and tensions continue to mount as negations appear to be at a standstill.
Another defensive standout that has failed to participate thus far in training camp is Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Unlike Revis, Haynesworth is not sitting out on his own terms, but rather because of an NFL rule that states that players must complete a fitness test before being able to participate in team activities. Haynesworth, a two time pro-bowler, failed to complete the test on Thursday and then did not complete it in the allowed time on Friday. Haynesworth is currently taking a break from the test but will be forced to pass it if he is going to play for the Redskins this season.
As for other news within the NFL, newly acquired Cincinnati Bengal Terrell Owens has joined his team and is already talking Super Bowl with partner in crime Chad Ochocinco. The Words Super Bowl and Bengals have rarely appeared in the same sentence and it’s far to early to tell if Owens will even make Cincinnati a better team but Carson Palmer will have some weapons at his disposal as the season gets underway. With that said, the Bengals will be a team to watch in 2010, even if its only for the outlandish endzone celebrations that are sure to come.