John Elway sticks up for Joe Ellis (and, in turn, for himself)

With the daughter of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen hoping to take control of the franchise in a manner that would seem to run afoul of the meticulous plans made by Bowlen before he relinquished control to a group of trustees, Broncos G.M. and president of football operations John Elway has issued a statement supporting team president and CEO Joe Ellis.

The fact that Ellis and Elway have publicly pushed back against Beth Bowlen Wallace could make their ouster much more likely, if she ever gets in. Ghe fact that they’ve publicly engaged her suggests that they have a high degree of confidence that, if push comes to lawsuit (and it feels like that’s where this is heading), Beth Bowlen Wallace won’t be taking over.

He was released on bail on April 8 under the condition he’d have no contact with Jahzi McCree, following charges of simple assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He’s been taken into custody twice more since them, with a warrant on May 2 followed by an arrest on May 12, and a second warrant issued on May 23, the same day as a scheduled hearing.

The only thing that vindicated my name is the fact that I was in custody, he said, explaining that his ex-wife is accusing him of contacting her with phones that are not his. I have one phone, you can search the records.

On May 23, she sent an email to prosecutors saying He just sent me two text messages. McCree was in handcuffs at the time. She sent another email to the prosecutor later in the day saying she spoke too soon.

Other allegations include telling authorities he was stalking her because his phone number popped up on the Bluetooth screen in her vehicle while she was getting gas, though he was filling up at the next pump at the same gas station.

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Former NCAA executive Oliver Luck is the new commissioner of the XFL, the football league announced Tuesday.
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Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, will also serve as CEO of the league, which is scheduled to begin play in early 2020.

Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football, World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and XFL founder Vince McMahon said in a statement. His experience as both an athlete and executive will ensure the long-term success of the XFL.

Neither Jenkins nor Long has declared whether they will come on the field for the anthem this season. But at least one decision was made months ago. They weren’t going to visit with Trump at the White House, anyway.

The reigning Super Bowl champions had planned to send a delegation to Washington to celebrate their first Lombardi Trophy until President Trump canceled the event Monday evening. Some Eagles players, namely safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Chris Long, had long telegraphed their plans to skip the meeting with Trump and instead do charitable work around D.C. — activities that have also been removed from the schedule.

The team released a statement Monday night that read: It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship. 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.

After extensive discussions with the Eagles organization, which began in February, the team accepted an invitation from the President to attend a June 5 celebration of their Randy Bullock Youth Jersey victory in Super Bowl LII at the White House.
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A 12-year veteran, Rucker wanted to play for a team that he thought had a Super Bowl chance, the source said..

I’m not going to quit, he said. That’s not what we do. As an professional athlete, you are not going to quit. You have to have some drive and you have to know good things are going to come. That’s why I landed here. I feel like I’m healthy. It’s a lot easier going out there to throw, knowing you are not going to be hurting in between, rather than hoping everything is going to be OK.

Trying to get through a major league lineup is hard enough when you are healthy.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M also ran for 19 yards. He is set to back up starter Jeremiah Masoli — who rested against Montreal — next Saturday at Calgary in the regular-season opener.

Manziel, 25, is making a comeback in the Canadian Football League after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016.

By no means is it perfect, or close to perfect, but there are some flashes, things I know and feel comfortable with,” Manziel said. There are things that I should hit on the field that I missed today. That’s just part of trying to get better and get back in a feel of playing ball every day, week in and week out. Any time I’m getting in and getting reps and getting a chance to take live reps like today, that’s a positive day.”

Manziel took over for Bryant Moniz with Hamilton down 14-0 four minutes into the second quarter. Manziel opened with consecutive completions to running back Alex Green for Hamilton’s first first down and Authentic Aleksander Barkov Jersey capped the drive with a 3-yard scoring pass to Green.

Hopefully, that’s the first of many,” Manziel said.

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One sequence remains etched in the mind of Jay Gruden nearly eight months later when reflecting on Alex Smith’s ability.
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Gruden’s Redskins had tied the hosting, and undefeated, Chiefs 20-20 with a 40-yard field goal late in that Week 4 Monday night game in October. They just needed a stop against Smith.

Jones said the woman whose name he doesn’t know at first didn’t realize he was a Packers player but soon figured it out.

‘As we got halfway down there, I had a bag tag on and she asked ‘Are you a Packers player?’ and I said ‘Yes, ma’am I am.’ And she was like, my husband would’ve loved this,said Jones, who rushed for 448 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. You could tell she got excited, and it made me happy. But I didn’t know anybody had taken a picture until I got home and got on Twitter.

The tweet quickly went viral and praise for Jones poured in.

But so what?

To prove collusion, Geragos has to prove that owners advised one another not to sign the quarterback. Even if all 32 owners came to the conclusion that Trump’s influence made signing Kaepernick a bullet not worth biting, that isn’t necessarily collusion. It could just be 32 teams making the same decision, just as they have with many other free agents who saw their NFL career end before they wanted it to.

During Geragos’ conversation with Amy Dash, the lawyer implied that action could be taken against Trump for violation of a statute that explicitly forbids influencing the NFL’s decision regarding Kaepernick.

There’s a specific code section that says if you — for a political, partisan reason — take an action to affect somebody’s employment in the private sector that that is, not only a criminal offense, but actionable, as well.

Under the plain language of the statute, clearly, both Trump and [Mike] Pence have violated it. Not only are they covered persons under the statute, but there is irrefutable evidence — that I won’t quote right Claude Giroux Jersey this second — but there’s irrefutable evidence that it was done for partisan, political purposes. ‘Fire that son of a bitch’ was at a campaign rally.

But whether or not Trump could actually be Bradley Roby Authentic Jersey indicted or deposed is still questionable, at best.

Bears’ Miller won’t set limits on recovery from leg injury

All Zach Miller knows is he’s not setting any limits on his recovery — and his doctors aren’t either.

Whether the Chicago Bears’ tight end can play again after a gruesome injury last season nearly cost him his left leg still is to be determined.

There has not been a definitive ‘You can never do this again,’ Miller said.

That hasn’t been talked about. It’s approach this as you are planning to get back to where I can be myself and play football, and then when that time comes some of that is out of my hands. So, I’m just going to do as much as I can to get to that point and see what happens.

It’s tough for me to put it into words what it means to me, but very thankful and just grateful to be a part of this family, he added.

Defensive end Akiem Hicks was glad to see the organization taking care of his teammate.

That’s what it said to me, that they’re willing to make sure that we’re all right and give us the opportunity to get better and just loyalty, he said.

He could hear her being told that under the airline’s policy, she had to pay $25 for each of two carry-ons that wouldn’t fit under her seat. She had cash but it wasn’t accepted at the gate so she was in danger of missing her flight. So Gresham pulled out his credit card and paid, a random act of kindness.

That’s pretty much what it was, he said. I hope anyone would have done that. I don’t know. I just felt that’s how I was raised, my core values. Somebody in distress, just help them out. Nothing more, nothing less.

To say Cassidy was grateful is an understatement.

She was very nice, Gresham said. She was very, very, very appreciative. She thanked me I want to say maybe 20 times.

She told that she was in tears as she boarded the plane.

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That is the ultimate goal. And no coach wins like Belichick.

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Bryant turned down the Ravens’ multi-year offer soon after the Cowboys released him, preferring a one-year deal.
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The Cowboys released Bryant, saving them $8 million against the salary cap.

Bryant, 29, has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he has gone 23 games without a 100-yard game.

Unless the Giants think Manning has four years of above-average play left in him, it doesn’t make much sense for them to leave their best chance to fill the quarterback position for the next decade on the table. If they do think that Manning has that much left in the tank after three years of steady decline, the Giants are hoping as opposed to projecting.

Brown’s best season was a 65-catch, 1,003-yard, 7-touchdown campaign in 2015. He finished 25th at the position in fantasy points. In two seasons since, Brown has 60 receptions for 816 yards and five scores. He’s only 27 years old, and Bo Jackson Jersey playing time shouldn’t be an issue with the likes of Jeremy Maclin, Chris Moore and Breshad Perriman around him on the depth chart. Brown’s upside is enough to make him a viable late-round flier in 2018 fantasy drafts.

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The boy’s swelling has gone down, his father said Saturday, but his condition has remained about the same.

The fact that Russell Wilson threw 34 touchdown passes against 11 picks, while running for 586 yards and three more scores, is a minor miracle, Schein said. The Seahawks QB didn’t have an offensive line鈥攈e had a turnstile row. The fact that he accounted for 4,569 of the Seahawks’ 5,608 scrimmage yards鈥攁 whopping 81.5 percent鈥攊s beyond miraculous. It’s otherworldly. It’s LeBron-esque.

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But if that line falters and John Jerry Authentic Jersey Wilson goes down, the Seahawks are done. Toast. Kaputsville.

Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant may have just tipped his hand on where he’d like to resume his NFL career.