The Tennessee Titans are releasing outside linebacker Kevin Dodd Chiefs Game Jerseys , an unceremonious finish for a former second-round pick who never came close to living up this draft position.
The Titans announced Tuesday in a one-sentence release that they plan to cut ties with Dodd, the 33rd overall pick in the 2016 draft.
This move comes two days after the Titans placed Dodd on the "did not report" list. Dodd also skipped voluntary offseason workouts before reporting to the team's mandatory minicamp in June.
Dodd only reported to the Titans' offseason program in June when staying away would have meant a fine.
Injuries limited Dodd for much of his stay with the Titans. He appeared in only nine games in each of his two seasons with Tennessee. He recorded a total of one sack.
The Titans had much bigger hopes for Dodd when they selected him out of Clemson early in the second round.
Dodd had 12 sacks his junior year at Clemson and recorded 23 陆 tackles for loss to rank second nationally. He capped his Clemson career by delivering five tackles for loss and three sacks against Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game.
He never approached that production with the Titans and now becomes the first draft bust of general manager Jon Robinson's Tennessee tenure.
A Utah family that has produced several generations of rodeo champions is chronicled in a new book called ”The Last Cowboys.”
The Wrights family book written by New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch was released May 15. Branch spent more than three years with the Wrights to put it together, The Spectrum reported .
”They’re like the Mannings of rodeo,” Branch said. ”As long as the Mannings had five or six more quarterbacks in the NFL. The Mannings wish they were the Wrights of the NFL 49ers Jonathan Cooper Jersey , probably.”
The Wrights, from the southern Utah town of Milford, have produced generation after generation of rodeo champions. But the book isn’t just about winning saddle bronc titles. It’s about a family’s challenge adapting to a changing American West as the world grows smaller.
It’s about a parcel of land on Smith Mesa and whether the Wrights can, or even should Billy Price Youth Jersey , remain there. It’s about the Old West becoming new.
”I wanted to be able to highlight the broader picture,” Branch said. ”The drought, the federal land use, the organization of the West. . Cities and small towns are dying Cardinals Josh Rosen Jersey , but some are booming, and that brings its own kind of problems.”
Branch said he rarely begins to write a story without knowing the end, but he knew ”The Last Cowboys” would be an exception.
”Life kind of unspools, and this family has been unspooling for 150 years around here and continues to unspool Trent Brown Jersey Elite , to use that metaphor,” Branch said. ”I think it’s OK that the book sort of leaves you a little bit with an `I wonder what happens next.”’
Information from: The Spectrum, .