Jason Witten was adamant after the final regular-season game in Philadelphia last season that he was returning to the Cowboys for a 16th season. The tight end repeated his vow to return during Super Bowl week, declaring he could continue playing at a Pro Bowl level.
Witten never mentioned his new job at ESPN in his hour-long press conference, but ESPN released a statement that Witten will join Monday Night Football next season.
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They also stayed local by signing tackle Lord Hyeamang from Columbia University. The other undrafted signings are University of British Columbia guard Dakoda Shepley, Texas Tech defensive lineman Mychealon Thomas, Auburn offensive lineman Austin Golson and Jacksonville State cornerback Reggie Flowers.
Six undrafted free agents is a small number for most teams and the Jets may be adding more names to the list after minicamp. They have 44 players taking part in a tryout basis this weekend, including current linebacker David Bass鈥?younger brother Darrian.
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Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan spent a lot of time watching quarterback Sam Darnold at USC over the last two years and was left convinced Devante Smith-Pelly Womens Jersey that Darnold was worth taking with the third overall pick in this year鈥檚 draft.