NFL Journal: Success with tight ends should continue for Joe Flacco with Broncos (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
In every season with the Ravens (2008-18), Flacco had at least one tight end finish among the top five in catches on the team and in seven seasons, a tight end was among the top three Ravens in catches. Todd Heap, Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta, Dallas Clark, Benjamin Watson, and Mark Andrews all had seasons of at least 30 catches. Heap (53 in 2009), Dickson (54 in ’10), Pitta (86 in ’16) and Watson (61 in ’17) all reached more than 50 catches. And Pitta and Watson led the Ravens in catches in 2016-17.
‘They got an absolute steal’: Undrafted out of KU, Joe Dineen Jr. hopes to follow path of Chris Harris Jr. (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound inside linebacker led the FBS in solo tackles each of the last two seasons. His 12.3 total tackles per game last season tied for fourth-most in the nation, and his 25 tackles for loss the year before ranked third, one below Bradley Chubb’s 26.
FMIA: Smart NFL People Share 25 Ways To Make Pro Football Better (Peter King, Football Morning in America)
The idea: ask smart people, 25 of them, in and around football, what they’d do if they could change one thing about the sport of professional football.
I’m getting out of the way. From Ron Wolf to Pete Carroll to Amy Trask to Mike Florio, here goes.
Broncos' rookie Justin Hollins: Fast, tall, and potentially a late bloomer (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)
For most of his four years at Oregon, Hollins was considered second-best to his pass-rushing teammate Jalen Jelks. The East-West Shrine Game, a collection of all-star seniors, changed that. Hollins was the game’s defensive MVP after he had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks.