Bears ‘roster churn’ with waiver wire |
When the Chicago Bears let go 23 players on Tuesday to reach an original roster of 53, Matt Eberflus said the roster churning would continue all season.
The Bears mixed things up Wednesday by claiming a league-best six players, including guard Alex Leatherwood, who was drafted in the first round (17th overall) by the Las Vegas Raiders last year.
The Raiders also traded former second-round pick Trayvon Mullen to the needy Arizona Cardinals for a conditional draft pick.
Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden says he is “ashamed” of his past offensive emails which cost him his job and hopes for another chance in football.
Gruden spoke publicly about the affair at the Little Rock Touchdown Club for the first time since stepping down as Raiders coach last October.
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The resignation follows the publication by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal of emails he sent from 2011 to 2018 containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
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“I’m ashamed of what’s going on in these emails, and I won’t apologize,” he said. ” It is shameful. But I’m a good person. I believe that. I go to church. I have been married for 31 years. I have three good boys. I still love football. I made a few mistakes. But I don’t think anyone here has. And I just apologize, and I hope I get another chance.
Gruden resigned as Raiders coach with more than six years remaining on his 10-year, $100 million contract. Raiders owner Mark Davis said last year that the team had reached a deal with Gruden during the last six-plus years of his contract. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Gruden filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used by the league and commissioner Roger Goodell to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking the old emails.
The league denied leaking the emails.
A Nevada judge ruled in Gruden’s favor in May, denying the NFL’s motion to compel arbitration in the case. The NFL seems this decision.