However, Waller is also the fourth NFL player this offseason to be suspended for a year, all for substance-abuse violations … all at least believed to be marijuana-related.
Two days before Waller, ESPN reported that former Bill and Steeler Karlos Williams got the one-year ban. Less than two weeks ago, it was former Brown and Steeler Justin Gilbert. Right after last regular season ended, it was the Cowboys’ Randy Gregory.
Four players, added to the list that already includes Josh Gordon, Rolando McClain and Sammie Lee Hill, and a list from which the Steelers’ Martavis Bryant just returned. At least one player each season since at least 2014, in fact, has been given that sentence.
That should be the biggest red flag of all.
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Sam Bradford is the man, and it’s odd to realize that he’s turning 30 this year and entering his eighth season since going first overall in 2010. He has his offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur, hired by Mike Zimmer to replace Norv Turner at midseason last year, taking over permanently. He also has a new quarterback coach, Kevin Stefanski, getting a staff promotion. More important, he doesn’t have to do the crash course in their scheme the way he did when he was acquired right after Bridgewater’s devastating training-camp knee injury.
They need to translate numbers (career high in yards and passer rating, career low in interception percentage, NFL record 71.6 completion percentage) into a far more productive offense (23rd in total yards, 29th in yards per play, dead last in rushing and in yards per carry). And they have to do that with several new weapons and a rebuilt offensive line. More? They’re still hoping to find out soon how far Bridgewater is back. For now, the break-glass-in-case-of-emergency quarterback is Case Keenum.