Report: Fewer than 10 Eagles players were headed to White House
June 16, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles had over 70 players on their roster at the end of the season when counting the 53-man active roster, injured reserve list and practice squad. Fewer than 10 of those players were expected to be in attendance for the ceremony at the White House with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Eagles released a statement of their own Monday night seemingly attempting to take the high road without mentioning the President or the White House.
It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship, the team said in a statement Monday night. Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season.
Instead of a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl Champions, the event is now being labeled as the Celebration of America, per Nikki Schwab of the New York Post.
What’s he done? At Double-A, he was 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA in his last six starts. He went just two innings and 49 pitches on Sunday, giving up four runs. It seemed like the Yankees may have cut his outing short to ready him for a big-league start.
Why is this happening? The Yankees put Masahiro Tanaka (strained both hamstrings) on the disabled list Saturday. The team isn’t sure how long he’ll be out. Boone and general manager Brian Cashman each have speculated Tanaka could miss weeks.
What else did Boone say? He’s really talented, the manager said. We think he has a very bright future. His stuff is really good. He’s a guy that pounds the strike zone. For being a young guy that’s only still at Double-A, with him being on the roster, we feel like he’ll come up here and just getting to know him ma little bit this spring, we don’t feel like he’ll be overwhelmed by pitching here at Yankee Stadium in the big leagues. We feel like he’s repertoire, his stuff will allow him to have a chance to be successful for us. We don’t necessarily expect him to go real deep into the game, but we feel like he’ll give us a real opportunity to give us a quality start.
DeMarcus Walker eager to pull his new weight in Year 2
June 6, 2018
The Denver Broncos mandated DeMarcus Walker bulk up this offseason. That was a big weight off his mind.
The 23-year-old Walker struggled at times with his new assignment and played in just 10 games with one sack (Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes in the season finale). It was a difficult transition as his role sometimes required him to help out in coverage, which he hadn’t done since his sophomore year in college.
I had to refresh my brain and my body, Walker said. I wasn’t the best at it. But I can do it.
Now, he’s on more solid ground. These days, he heads into the defensive line room with the likes of Derek Wolfe (285 pounds), Adam Gotsis (282), Shelby Harris (290), Domata Peko (325) and Zach Kerr (334).
The 67-year-old Gettleman formerly was GM with the Carolina Panthers.
When Gettleman was hired by New York in December, he said, My plan is to come in here every day and kick (butt). That’s my plan, OK? And I’m going to keep doing it until they either take my key card or the Lord calls me home.
Before joining the Panthers in 2013, Gettleman was a Giants personnel executive for 15 years. He was on the staff when the team won Super Bowls for the 2007 and 2011 seasons — two of the seven Super Bowls in which Gettleman has been a part in his 30-year NFL career.
In his four seasons as Carolina’s general manager, the Panthers won 40 games and three NFC South titles. They lost in the 50th Super Bowl to Denver after finishing 15-1, the best record in the league. For 2015, Gettleman was voted The Sporting News’ NFL Executive of the Year.
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June 4, 2018
The Broncos have gone younger at a number of positions since they won a Super Bowl, but they don’t mind letting some of the old guys from that team hang around.
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According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, the Broncos had Peyton Manning talk to the team after Thursday’s OTA practice.
He just talked a little bit about being a pro, and what that means, and how that’s something that is not just while they’re here, Broncos quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan said. It’s on the field, it’s in the meeting rooms, the weight room. It’s when they are away from the facility. I think that was a great message he could convey to the entire team.
The Broncos also had former pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware in this week as a guest coach, where he worked with first-rounder Bradley Chubb and others.
But the great thing about it is Ryan does as much as we do for him because the way he works at this and the attitude that he has shown and his rehabilitation, it’s really uplifting, Colbert said. Never once has he said, ‘why me?’
The Cowboys placed a second-round restricted tender on Irving for $2.91 million. He has had his share of off-field problems, including recently being investigated by police for domestic violence allegations. Frisco, Texas, police closed Irving’s case earlier this month after Irving’s longtime girlfriend recanted her allegations.
Irving served a four-game suspension last season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
But Irving, 24, has 11.5 sacks in 35 games with Dallas, including seven in eight games last season. That’s the reason the Cowboys continue to hold out hope Irving will get his act together off the field.
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When James first joined the Miami Heat, there were few figures more reviled in professional sports. Overnight, he went from celebrated in the only home he’d ever known in Northeast Ohio, to perceived as disloyal Womens Kevin Huber Jersey and afraid of competition by joining up with a superteam in South Beach.
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June 1, 2018
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s came up short in his to qualify for the U.S. Open.
Romo failed to advance to June’s major championship in New York after shooting a five-over-par 77 at Monday’s local qualifying tournament in Plano, Texas.
We’ll take you through notable news on 10 rookies who were drafted in the first three rounds of the draft as we try to drink out of the firehose that is practice write-ups for 32 teams.
Griffin hasn’t played in a game since 2016, and Woodrum is an undrafted free agent out of Liberty. Neither is likely to contribute.
Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, provides the buzz and the undeniable potential. Together, the two could finally stabilize one of the most unstable quarterback groups in the NFL over the last two decades.聽
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The Super Bowl. That’s what the eyes are on, McKinnon said, according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. That’s the prize. That’s the ultimate goal.
McKinnon isn’t alone in hoping the team will be playing it Atlanta next February. While training with Navy SEALS as part of coach Kyle Shanahan’s offseason program, the team was unified in its expectations.
The whole team has talked about it, McKinnon said. We had a thing with the Navy SEALS. They were asking us, ‘What’s the goal?’ It was equally collaborated on: ‘Win the Super Bowl.’
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Super Bowl talk among 49ers players isn’t necessarily new. Former 49ers running back Carlos Hyde predicted in December San Francisco would win the big game this season — a prognostication that came months before he signed with the Cleveland Browns. Still, it’s obvious based on McKinnon’s comments that the 49ers aren’t being stingy on their expectations.
A lot of the 49ers ‘ success in 2018 will depend on their offseason acquisitions panning out. Deciding to part ways with Hyde in favor of McKinnon — who mostly was used as a third-down back Emmanuel Ogbah Womens Jersey in Minnesota — could be either instrumental or detrimental to the team’s offensive aspirations.
John Dorsey says Browns had Denzel Ward, Bradley Chubb Jersey graded equally
May 31, 2018
The Browns controversially selected Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward with the No. 4 overall pick in last week’s NFL Draft, passing on N.C. State pass rusher Bradley Chubb. But general manager John Dorsey said the team had the two players graded equally.
Speaking on 92.3 The Fan, Dorsey claimed the Browns were in need of another press corner more than an edge rusher. He also said defensive coordinator Greg Williams was in favor of Ward.
The Browns selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick instead of Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, largely considered the best player in the Draft.
While Cleveland seemed pleased with their Draft-day haul, Barkley and Chubb appeared to be the better values with their two top-4 picks.
Perez was a minicamp invite of the team after not initially finding a job as an undrafted free agent.
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Perez was the Division II Harlon Hill Trophy winner, leading Texas A&M-Commerce to the Division II championship.
He did not play high school football, quitting after coaches moved him to receiver. Instead, Perez bowled competitively.
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Getting back to playing ball — that’s what it comes down to, Manziel said in a video tweeted by Barstool Sports. It’s something that I miss doing…. Big day for me. I’m no longer unemployed, getting back to what I love to do, and I’m happy about it.
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Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41
May 29, 2018
Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring fans and the Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house.
Once the two-time MVP got his groove back, Houston was helpless.
The 41-point victory was the largest in franchise history during the postseason, topping a 39-point win — 85-46 — by the Philadelphia Warriors against the St. Louis Bombers on April 6, 1948.
Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 10 points and six assists. The Warriors won an NBA-record 16th consecutive home postseason game, surpassing the Chicago Bulls’ mark of 15 in a row from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991.
“Now that I have a full offseason, I’m out here trying to get a lot of balls. There’s a lot of motivation going into this season, not just to prove to everyone else, but to prove to myself. I know I’m capable of playing in this league, so I just have to go out every day and compete.”
Williams, currently slated as the team’s No. 3 receiver behind Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams, received some praise from his head coach.
“The first rule of getting better is showing up,” Brown said Wednesday after the team’s OTA, via ESPN. “You can’t make anything better without showing up. I think if he shows up, make everyone understand where he wants to be — he wants to be here not just for this year but years to come, come out here and show up. Show up and get better and show guys you’re serious.”
Chris Simms Jersey makes a belated confession
May 25, 2018
Justin Houston Limited Jersey Monday’s PFT Live focused on the challenges facing the Eagles, as they try to parlay their first-ever Super Bowl championship into a second one. Looming over the effort is the question of whether Carson Wentz or Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback.
While not a full-blown controversy (yet), things could get awkward for the Eagles. And the Giants went through this 27 years ago, when Phil Simms was the incumbent Sergei Boikov Jersey and Jeff Hostetler had just led the team to a win in Super Bowl XXV.
What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased and then unlawfully booked, Brown said. This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future.
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You don’t see the issue here? You’re not parked across three lanes? the officer asks Brown as the Bucks guard casually approaches.
It’s a convenient excuse, and probably an overstated one. Roughly 10 Colts took a knee during the anthem two days after President Trump’s notorious get that son of a bitch of the field rant regarding protests during the anthem. Two weeks later, when Vice President Mike Pence stormed out of a 49ers-Colts game, only 49ers players were taking a knee.
But while the Colts lost roughly 3,000 2017 season-ticket holders, they added 1,330 new season-ticket holders 鈥?more than twice the amount than the Colts sold last year.
So the net (again, my math is questionable) is a drop of 1,670. Which isn’t bad for a 4-12 team that either recklessly or deliberately lied to the fan base throughout the 2017 offseason regarding whether quarterback Andrew Luck would be ready to go as of Week One or, you know, Week 17.
Given the 12 losses and the more-than-12 lies, a drop of only 1,670 season tickets should be regarded a cause for celebration. Instead, it’s an occasion to once again boil down the anthem issue to a bad-for-business dynamic.
Report: Terrelle Pryor Jersey dealing with another ankle injury
May 24, 2018
Among the players taking part in the first OTA of the Jets offseason is wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who missed all of last season with a neck injury.
Enunwa isn’t wearing a helmet, so he’s still limited but being on the field is a step up from what Terrelle Pryor is up to on Tuesday. Pryor, who signed with the Jets in March, is not taking part in practice and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the wideout is recovering from an ankle injury.
He’s put in extra effort during his between-starts bullpen sessions, hoping to straighten out any kinks in his delivery.
Usually by now I would have shaved my beard or got a haircut, or something, Fulmer said. But I can’t really be frustrated because I feel like my stuff is still there. I know it is. The ball is moving the way I want it to. I’m just not commanding the ball in the zone the way I want to.
I know I can do it. It’s just a matter of time. It only takes one good outing.
Worrilow signed a one-year contract with the Eagles this offseason. Worrilow spent last season with the Lions, making eight starts in 13 appearances and finishing the year with 20 tackles. He spent the first four years of his career with the Falcons.
Joe Walker, Corey Nelson, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nathan Gerry and LaRoy Reynolds are others looking for depth spots in the Eagles linebacking corps this offseason.
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Tuesday’s PFT Live featured an interview with Johnny Manziel, who will try to parlay an opportunity with the CFL into another chance in the NFL, eventually. Which inspired a PFT Live draft based on the identifying the best CFL players who made it to the NFL.
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May 21, 2018
How many wins do we have? he said.
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The first-year Yankees manager had been asked if the team could have played any better through its first quarter of the season following a 6-2 win over the A’s at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
Look, he said. I’m really excited with where we’re at. But it’s a long, long way to go.
There’s room for improvement for myself and some other guys as well, Gardner said. So we’ve just got to keep working, continue to get better.
The Yankees started the season 9-9. That wasn’t great, particularly considering the World Series expectations that landed on them follow last year’s run to Game 7 of the American League Championship Series and the arrival of Stanton, the 2017 National League MVP.
My reaction when I saw it was, ‘Oh my God, this could have happened to me,’ Banner said. This could have happened to almost anybody.
Patricia has vehemently denied any wrongdoing in the 22-year-old case, saying Thursday, I was innocent then and I am innocent now.
He and a friend were charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault during a spring break trip to South Padre Island, Texas. The two were indicted by a grand jury in August of 1996, and the case was dismissed in January of 1997 when the accuser declined to testify.
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Assuming Floyd stays healthy, three’s a charm for his impact on the second level of the defense. The Bears signed Aaron Lynch, but they drafted the Georgia product with an idea he’ll develop into a solid pass-rusher. It’s time for potential to turn into production.
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Giants’ Saquon Barkley: ‘I’m more than a running back’
May 19, 2018
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Lauletta shouldn’t expect to see the field anytime soon, but the idea that the Giants are rock solid at quarterback for many years, as head coach Pat Shurmur said, is wishful thinking.
Not that Lauletta, or anyone, is thinking that far ahead. He was handed a playbook for the first time on Friday, and Shurmur made it clear he planned on taking it slowly with the rookies.
On Friday, Pedrique was like the mayor of Yankee Stadium. More than a dozen Yankees embraced him. Hitting coach P.J. Pilliettre, who coached with Pedrique for five seasons, took a picture with him.
It’s always fun to see those kids, Pedrique said. They play so hard. They work so hard. They all deserve to be up here. And P.J., what he does is amazing — a great guy, a true professional. He does a great job.(Infield coordinator) Carlos Mendoza), he does a great job.
Many deny that their actions have anything to do with a coming presidential run, but they unmistakably play off the chords of campaigns past, seeking a way to break through a political maw that has been focused more on the latest actions of the president and the coming midterm elections.
I don’t want to speak to Democrats only, says Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who recently appeared on ABC’sJimmy Kimmel Live to riff on the Founding Fathers’ vision of patriotism and love.
I’m talking to us as Americans, about how this is a moral moment.
In front of policy conferences and campaign rallies for congressional candidates, former vice president Joe Biden has been updating his own paeans to the middle class, repeating his thematic refrain thatAmerica is all about possibilities. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has broadened her calls for people tofight back, and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) has demanded thatwe must speak truth.