Month: February 2017

the Pittsburgh Steelers running back who was arrested in late August.

In addition to feeding the electric Andre Ellington the majority of their carries (something they did not do last season to the chagrin of pretty much everyone), they’re spreading out targets to Michael Floyd (11 catches for 252 yards), Larry Fitzgerald (10 catches for 107 yards), and explosive rookie John Brown (nine catches for 109 yards and three touchdowns). Even with a backup quarterback in Drew Stanton filling in for Carson Palmer, they don’t seem to have altered (greatly) their willingness to chuck the ball deep. Against San Francisco in particular, this was apparent. Below: protection does its job, including a nice blitz pickup by running back Stepfan Taylor (No. 30), and Stanton goes confidently in the direction of his dreams. The most notable name on that list is Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back who was arrested in late August. Bell was also charged with marijuana possession during that arrest, which could still result in a one-game suspension regardless […]

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Vikings GM: Everybody hopes Bridgewater plays again

The Minnesota Vikings still don’t have a timeline for Teddy Bridgewater’s potential return. On Thursday, general manager Rick Spielman declined to say with 100 percent certainty the quarterback will ever play again. “Everybody’s hoping,” Spielman said, per USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. Limited Kids Tavon Wilson Jersey The GM added that Bridgewater is still not doing any football activities. The 24-year-old suffered a gruesome knee injury in which he dislocated his knee and tore his ACL in practice in September. Kirk Cousins to the 49ers: A surefire candidate to be franchise-tagged for the second straight year — at the price of $23.94 million — Cousins is already the subject of next-offseason whispers, with the 49ers and even the Rams being bandied about as landing spots for 2018. Limited Kids Rougned Odor Jersey If the Redskins were head-over-heels for Cousins, they wouldn’t be in this position. Neither would Cousins, who reportedly “doesn’t want to be” with the team anymore after endless haggling […]

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Will 2017 be a year of redemption for Shelby Miller?

Blake Wheeler USA Jersey The sports world has been abuzz this week following a trade in the NBA that might end up being one of the most ill-advised trades in recent sports history. The trade of DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento to New Orleans could be seen as a head-scratcher at best, self-sabotage at worst, and brazen highway robbery for the Pelicans. It’s actually reminiscent of the infamous trade that saw the Braves somehow receive a package of Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte, and Aaron Blair from the Diamondbacks for Shelby Miller. This was a bad deal for Arizona in every sense of the word, as it carried consequences both immediate and long-term. Swanson ended up making his major league debut in that season and is now a prime candidate for Rookie of the Year, and Inciarte won a Gold Glove (and passed the stats test with excellent defense) while also showing signs of improving with the bat. Meanwhile, Miller ended up […]

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NBA Dunk Contest 2017 results: Glenn Robinson III crowned after Aaron Gordon falls out in the 1st round

Youth Brandon Prust Jersey The Indiana Pacers¡¯ Glenn Robinson III won the NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday in New Orleans, sealing the dunk contest with a reverse slam over several people. Robinson started with the first 50 of the night and finished strong against Derrick Jones Jr., who had advanced into the final round with him. Authentic Jimmer Fredette Jersey After having one of the best Slam Dunk Contest performances ever last year, despite losing the title to Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon surprisingly lost in the first round. He needed several attempts to throw down his drone dunk and couldn¡¯t land a through-the-legs attempt on his second dunk. Gordon, who has been injured this year, just looked like he didn¡¯t have the same hops as last year. Like Gordon¡¯s performance, the entire dunk contest didn¡¯t live up to last year¡¯s magical one. Most of the dunks felt like variations of each other, with players jumping over people to dunk. In […]

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Will the Browns pay Terrelle Pryor No. 1 receiver money?

It’s a long-running joke that baseball players report to spring training every year and boast of being “in the best shape of my life.” In Sandoval’s case, it might be true, although that isn’t saying much for someone whose belly grew so big that he snapped his belt buckle while taking a swing April 9 in Toronto. For the record, Sandoval reported to Red Sox camp Thursday weighing “in the high 240s,” according to Joe Ferrer, a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Bommarito Performance Systems in Miami, where Sandoval worked out five days a week for most of the winter. Josmir Romero, Sandoval’s personal assistant, estimated the 30-year-old has dropped approximately 40 pounds since May, when he had surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder. “He’s like a new Panda,” Romero said. “I can not only sense that, I know it to be true,” said Echevarria, a former U.S. Army veteran who owns Coach Ray’s Boxing & […]

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Lynn said his mother always wanted to coach and poured that energy into him.

The Broncos have certainly made use of the franchise player tag with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Von Miller having been tagged in recent years before signing major contract extensions with the team. Miller had the tag placed on him last offseason before the two sides finished a megadeal in July. This time around, however, the Broncos don’t have any candidates as their list of unrestricted free agents is not a long one. Linebacker DeMarcus Ware is on the list, but he’s also coming off back surgery, while defensive end Vance Walker is also on the list, and he’s coming off knee surgery. Nose tackle Sylvester Williams is also scheduled to be a free agent, but the Broncos declined to pick up his fifth-year option last year because they thought the price was too high. Authentic Omar Infante Jersey Growing up in the small town of Celina in North Texas, Lynn took a job in construction at age 13, […]

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ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported that Tony Romo wants to play in 2017

Youth Chris Clark Jersey Though it may be unrealistic for the Texans to find a team willing to trade for Osweiler and take on his contract, he’s the Texan most likely to move on this offseason. Osweiler struggled in his first season in Houston, throwing more interceptions (16) than touchdowns (15) during the regular season, and he was benched in Week 15 for Tom Savage. Osweiler had huge expectations to live up to in Houston after signing a four-year, $72 million contract during the offseason, but so far he has not been able to do so. If guaranteed money wasn’t a factor, Osweiler would likely not be on the team next season. Youth D’Joun Smith Jersey Before Super Bowl LI, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported that Tony Romo wants to play in 2017, pushing off retirement and potential lucrative offers from television networks. While we can mention a host of potential suitors for Romo, let’s first eliminate the Dallas Cowboys. […]

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Carmelo Anthony says there’s ‘this cloud hanging over’ the Knicks right now

NEW YORK ¡ª Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony likened the franchise¡¯s recent string of dysfunction to a cloud hanging over the team¡¯s head, a cloud that got darker and heavier after New York¡¯s 131-123 home loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday ¡ª their fourth loss in a row and seventh in 10 games. ¡°I think the other night, what happened, is just an accumulation of incident on top of incident on top of everything that¡¯s going on with the New York Knicks organization right now,¡± Anthony told reporters after the game. ¡°It¡¯s just kind of this cloud hanging over us right now, and we just have to figure out a way to get out of it. I think you have to be in it, you have to be going through it in order to understand it. This is of note because the Wizards and Pacers are somewhat equal teams, each having rebounded from rocky starts to fixed positions in the […]

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Kyle Shanahan’s mistakes in the Super Bowl shouldn’t scare the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers knew for weeks that former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan would be their head coach, roughly around the time that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew his name from consideration. Once the Super Bowl was the in rear-view mirror, the 49ers made his hiring official. It truly didn’t matter what happened in the Divisional round, the NFC Championship, or even the Super Bowl. Shanahan, who was the mastermind behind the Falcons’ top-scoring offense, was ready for a promotion. The 49ers, after firing Chip Kelly at the end of the season, were ready to name their third new head coach in as many years. Nothing Shanahan could do in the postseason would help or hurt him when it came to the 49ers. But it sure was nice for the 49ers to see him call a fantastic game against the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers in Atlanta’s first two playoff games. Of course, […]

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The Patriots needed other elements of their attack to be reliable

Grant Fuhr Limited Jersey Ryan certainly took his own words to heart and maintained a high level of focus during what turned out to be a career season. The end result was a well-deserved MVP award, announced Saturday, an honor that should silence doubts about whether Ryan is an elite quarterback. His play was the primary reason the Falcons conquered what appeared to be insurmountable odds with the NFL’s toughest schedule to finish 11-5, win the NFC South and make it all the way to Super Bowl LI. Jason Zucker Limited Jersey It was coach Dan Quinn’s third go-round in a Super Bowl, including two trips with the Seattle Seahawks, and he had his team dialed in and prepared. The Falcons had a quality plan, opened the game with purpose and played as if they were the team with the big-game experience. But they are likely a draft away on defense to be able to close out a game like […]

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