The Minnesota Vikings claimed former Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick off waivers on Wednesday. The Vikings’ official website reports the third-year pro will become the fifth tight end on their roster, joining Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford and Ryan Otten.
Bostick was at the center of the Packers’ infamous failed onside kick recovery that gave the Seahawks an opportunity to complete a come-from-behind victory in the NFC Championship. Bostick couldn’t hang on to the kickoff after Frank Clark Authentic Womens Jersey attempting to field it, and the Seahawks subsequently recovered and went on to win, 28-22.
The pressure now mounts on both the cities of San Diego and Oakland to find a solution attractive enough to entice the teams to stay put. Wide speculation across the NFL is that a small-market team that moves to L.A. could see its value rise up to 150 percent.
Manning is already the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes and has a chance to further etch his name in the record books if he returns for his 18th season. He needs 2,148 yards to surpass Brett Favre’s record for most career passing yards (71,838), and is also seven regular-season wins shy of matching Favre’s mark (186) in that category.
If Manning decides to hang up his cleats, the Broncos could turn to backup Brock Osweiler as the team’s signal caller for 2015. A second-round pick out of Arizona State in 2012, Osweiler has appeared in 13 games for Denver, completing 17-of-30 passes for 159 yards with one touchdown. The team could also realize a significant amount of cap savings with Manning’s salary off the books. He carries a cap charge of $21.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and the team could gain $16.5 million in cap space for 2015 if he retires or is released.
Perhaps a change of scenery could benefit Bostick, who will compete for a spot on the roster. He Garry Gilliam Authentic Womens Jersey struggled to find the field while in Green Bay, playing just 34 snaps in 2014. At 26 years old, his best football could still be ahead of him.