The real killer of two men in a hail of gunfire at a stoplight was not former NFL star Aaron Hernandez but rather the government's star witness in his double murder trial, his attorney charged Wednesday in opening statements, revealing the defense strategy for the first time. Jose Baez, who is known for winning an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony, said prosecutors want to convict his client so badly that they made "a deal with the devil," referring to Hernandez's former friend Alexander Bradley. Bradley has said he was with Hernandez the night of the shooting and is scheduled to testify against him, but Baez counters that Bradley fatally shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado over a drug deal.
The NFL has officially released the salary cap numbers for the 2017 season, and the Redskins have a lot of money to work with this season. The Redskins carried over $15,055,131 to this year’s cap. This carryover money gives them the 5th most salary cap space for the 2017 season. The Redskins have almost 20 free agents this year that they will need to make decisions on, and also a number a free agents that will need to be signed to replace departing players. The Redskins have already re-signed long snapper Nick Sundberg, placed the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins, and tendered ERFA OLs Ty Nsekhe and Vinston Painter. They face big decisions on DL Chris Baker, WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon,
Adrian Peterson is headed to free agency. Indeed, a source close to Peterson said the player has been doing casual research on potential NFL destinations for a little more than two weeks – preparing for the first free agency opportunity of his career. Peterson also hasn’t closed the door on a Vikings return, but two things are said to be important to him going forward: A starting job and an incentivized contract that offers him the opportunity to prove (and earn) his worth among the game’s best running backs.