Harbaugh’s squad will return for mandatory minicamp next week after losing June 7 and 8 practice sessions.
The Ravens and Harbaugh were fined $343,057 and $137,223, respectively, for a similar infraction in 2016. The organization was also forced to cancel a week of workouts in 2010 for violating rules under the previous CBA.
Harbaugh has been a strident critic of the rules stemming from the 2011 CBA, once Cheap Euro Jerseys describing the offseason restrictions on player development as un-American.
Young guys want a chance to compete in the National Football League for a job, Harbaugh offered, via ESPN.com, in 2014. They want to go see their position coach. They want to learn football. It’s their craft. And we’re saying, ‘No, you can’t do it?’
The dude’s a hard worker, center Jason Kelce said. He comes in here every single day, and he’s been like that the moment he stepped in this building. To say that I would be surprised by him being ahead of schedule, I don’t think is accurate.
As tempting as it was to give this to veteran pass-rusher Julius Peppers for the hometown discount he afforded the Cardinals in March—coming off an 11-sack season, he’ll make just $5 million on a fresh one-year deal—it would have been hard to deny right tackle Daryl Williams after he exploded in his third NFL campaign.
The 2015 fourth-round pick was graded by Pro Football Focus as the top right tackle in the league and was deemed by Pro Football Reference to be the fourth-most-valuable player on Carolina’s roster. And yet he’s making just $709,280 per year.
That makes Williams the 43rd-highest-paid player on the team, although that’ll undoubtedly change in a major way when the 25-year-old’s rookie deal expires next Cheap Jerseys offseason.
Since the start of the 2016 season, only two players—Ezekiel Elliott and Le’Veon Bell—have rushed for more yards than Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, who is coming off a second consecutive 1,100-yard campaign.