Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday, according to one report. The news was reported on Tuesday, and it came with the relieving news that Pierce was uninjured. Pierce and his passenger were removed from his car, and the car was stolen. Pierce's passenger also was not hurt.
On Tuesday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick made more mistakes than Nick Foles in organized team activities. Vick and Foles are engaged in a quarterback battle, along with rookie Matt Barkley. Many have assumed that Vick will get the starting job, but if this report is to believed, Foles could have an avenue to winning the battle.
In addition to the news about Vick, Mortensen also said that Victor Cruz and the New York Giants will likely get a deal done soon. He said that he would be "shocked" if a deal wasn't struck by training camp. It seems like the Giants are going to offer Cruz close to the $9 million per season that he specified as his minimum.
The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up the signing of their draft picks on Tuesday with the new contract for center Travis Frederick. The team signed him to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option, as is customary for first-round picks at this point. Frederick is expected to be a starter right away to solidify an offensive line that struggled last season.
Since the start of the controversy surrounding Maurice Jones-Drew's alleged assault case, many have wondered whether or not Jones-Drew would be officially charged. On Tuesday, reports stated that he would not face charges for his alleged involvement in the incident. He's currently recovering from an injury in an attempt to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Anthony Spencer is set to play the upcoming season under the franchise tag. Initially, the Cowboys were talking with Spencer on an extension to lower that initial contract number and keep him for the coming seasons, but on Tuesday, reports stated that the two sides have broken off extension talks. At this point, it seems a long-term deal is unlikely.
As noted at Blogging the Boys, it might actually be a smart move by the Cowboys:
This looks like a situation where there wasn't really a loser, just not a deal that everyone could agree to. The team should get a good year out of Spencer, and then be able to make their decision on what to do next based on more information and less uncertainty than now. It was, perhaps, the safe and smart course to take. What do you think?