An employee of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was reportedly arrested on Tuesday night after a fight with free agent cornerback Adam Jones. TMZ Sports has a video of the altercation, which shows Jones exchanging words with Frank Ragin before Ragin goes after Jones. The two men exchange blows and Ragin winds up on the ground. Per TMZ, Ragin was arrested for two counts of battery — a female companion of Jones’ reportedly injured her hand — and police say he initiated the incident by “making a gesture” in Jones’ direction. “Mr. Ragin eventually struck Mr. Jones with a closed fist, causing a laceration to Mr. Jones’ face,” a police source told TMZ. “Mr. Jones then started to defend himself, causing Mr. Ragin to fall to the ground.” Jones, who became a free agent this offseason after the Bengals declined his option for 2018, and his companion declined medical attention while Ragin was reportedly taken to the hospital.
Currently-embattled Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has a new mentor: Once-embattled receiver Randy Moss. Via FloridaFootballInsiders.com, the soon-to-be Hall of Famer is working with Winston during the down time between the conclusion of the offseason program and the opening of training camp. Moss spoke to FOX 13 on Tuesday about Winston, who has been suspended for the first three games of the season due to a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy. “He’s doing things right,” Moss said. “It’s a bump in the road…Man, just continue to fight. It happens. What he did was wrong. You know, I’m not saying right or wrong. There was a woman involved. So I’m not going to get into all of that. What he did was wrong. He knows it was wrong. So, I think it’s up to him as a man to understand what he did wrong, live and learn from it and let it go.” Moss is helping not only Winston but other players, but Moss understands that the advice may not register. “I’m just here to be able to tell and just give the guys whatever I’ve been through,” Moss said. “If they take it, they take it. If they don’t, so what?” If Winston doesn’t take Randy’s advice, Winston could soon be taking a hike from the NFL.
Brandon Bryant didn’t have to wait long to be acquired after being passed over in Wednesday’s supplemental draft. The Jets are expected to sign the former Mississippi State safety, a source told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Bryant was one of three eligible prospects to not be selected in the supplemental draft. Two players — Western Michigan CB Sam Beal and Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander — were chosen. NFL Network draft analyst Bucky Brooks called Bryant “one of the most explosive college football players in 2016 and ’17” in his supplemental draft preview. “Despite failing to perform up to lofty expectations during his pro day,” Brooks wrote, “Bryant posted respectable numbers for his position (checking in at 5-foot-11 and 207 pounds with 4.45/4.52 40 times, a 34-inch vertical and a 10-3 broad jump) in front of representatives from 14 teams. “On tape, Bryant flashes decent movement skills, range and toughness, but he isn’t a playmaker in the back end. Although he tallied five career interceptions as a Bulldog, he snagged three of those picks in 2015 and didn’t make much of an impact after his initial success. With questions surrounding his work ethic, discipline and attention to detail after his on-field (blown coverages) and academic struggles, Bryant is likely to be a seventh round/priority free agent prospect on most boards around the league.” The Jets already have two starting safeties — Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye — both of whom they selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Bryant offers depth at the position.