Monthly Archives: June 2017

NFL free agency: Chiefs release WR Jeremy Maclin

The Chiefs have released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the team announced on Friday.

Maclin, an eight-year NFL veteran, had 44 receptions for 536 yards and two touchdowns in 2016.

Julian Edelman and Patriots reached agreement on a two-year extension that ties him to New England through 2019 season, per source.

NFL Media reported early Thursday the Patriots and Edelman were moving toward a contract extension. Things were finalized later in the day.

Edelman, 31, was originally a seventh-round draft pick out of Kent State in 2009 and is entering the final year of a four-year, $17 million contract signed in 2014.

Edelman has been among the league’s leading receivers over the last few years, including 98 catches for 1,106 yards last season. He caught 92 passes for 972 yards in 2014 and had 105 receptions for 1,056 yards in 2013.

Over his career, the former college quarterback has 425 receptions for 4,540 yards and 24 touchdowns while helping the Patriots win a pair of Super Bowl titles.

Williams, who appeared on the April 27 episode of IMPACT Wrestling, along Cheap Softball Jerseys with former Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge, said in a press release, “I’m a huge, huge, huge fan of professional wrestling, and everything I’m going to do in the ring will be for the wrestlers who I have watched in the past, as well as those I still watch today. I respect the sport, the wrestlers and everything that comes with it. You’re going to get everything I have inside the Cheap Spirit Jerseys IMPACT WRESTLING ring; I’m going to try to show off my athletic ability.”

Pete Carroll says Colin Kaepernick is ‘a starter in this league’ but Seahawks will not sign him

If there’s a team that isn’t scared to pick up Colin Kaepernick, it’s the Seahawks.

Seattle already has Michael Bennett on the roster and the defensive end has been known to have social opinions that may rub some the wrong way. The Seahawks make it work with Bennett, so signing someone like Kaepernick would not be outlandish.

It’s not going to happen, though.

The Seahawks will be passing on the services of Kaepernick this season.

It’s the second time Blandino and Pereira have joined forces, as the two began working together at the NFL office in 1998.

“Something I’ve always admired about Fox Sports is their dedication to keeping viewers as informed as possible when it comes to the rules and regulations of the game,” Blandino said in a statement. “They were the trailblazers in creating this type of position, and I’m excited to now be a part of it.”

Added Pereira: “It pleases me to no end, and I could not be more thrilled that Dean is joining us at Fox Sports. He brings a clear expertise to the table which will be valuable to me and to all of us at Fox Sports.”

Blandino has become a household name among NFL fans over the past few seasons. He often tweeted, or appeared on television, to explain controversial calls made by officials.

When Blandino stepped down in April, multiple reports had linked him with CBS to replace former official turned rules analyst Mike Carey, who has been heavily criticized for his on-air performance.

The NFL promoted Alberto Riveron to its top officiating position Dallas Cowboys Cheap Jerseys last month. Riveron Chinese Cheap Jerseys spent nine years officiating NFL games, on-field experience Blandino did not have.

The 2016 team started five linemen with a grand total of zero Pro Bowl nods among them

Peterson’s Hall of Fame career was established in purple and gold, but it won’t end that way after the Vikings avoided the temptation to retain their aging tailback at an untenable price. Instead, he signed with the Saints on a two-year, $7 million deal. In his place will be former Raider Latavius Murray and Florida State’s all-time rushing leader Dalvin Cook. They’ll try to revive a rushing attack that ranked dead last in the NFL last fall.

The Patriots gave Tom Brady his most explosive receiving threat since Randy Moss by trading the No. 32 pick in this year’s draft to New Orleans in exchange for Cooks. The move was the antithesis of an old Bill Belichick standard — trading a player with a limited amount of team control (in Cooks’ case, two years) for draft assets — but should pay dividends as Brady ostensibly enters the twilight of his career.

Taylor isn’t a world beater, but he provides the Bills with their most stable passing presence since Drew Bledsoe, protects the ball, and adds a dynamic running threat from the pocket. That may not be worth the $30.75 million the team would have owed him in guaranteed money on his old deal, but it’s in line with the nearly $10 million he’ll make in 2017.

The Panthers made plans for life after 30-year-old Jonathan Stewart by drafting Christian McCaffrey with the No. 8 pick. McCaffrey fits in Carolina’s scheme but also has the versatility as a receiver and returner to contribute right away.

The 2016 team started five linemen with Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys a grand total of zero Cheap China Jerseys Pro Bowl nods among them, but Rivers was sacked on 5.8 percent of his dropbacks and 36 times total. This offseason brought in a handful of moves designed to decrease that number even more. D.J. Fluker was allowed to walk as a free agent after a disappointing tenure with the team. Russell Okung, a talented but inconsistent veteran, will likely take over left tackle duties from King Dunlap.

Saints’ Nick Fairley reportedly has career-threatening heart condition

After signing a four-year contract with the Saints in March, Nick Fairley might never again suit up in the old gold and black.

The 29-year-old defensive tackle has been absent from organized team activities and the reason is a career-threatening heart condition, according to Fox Sports.

Saints DT Nick Fairley has been absent from OTA’s bc of medical issues. Tests show heart trouble that could jeopardize future of his career.

Brock was arrested shortly after the reported April 6 incident and released by the 49ers the following day. The 28-year-old was a starter the last two seasons.

Brock was set to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Santa Clara, Calif., according to a release issued by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office.

The woman told police Brock lashed out after an argument about what Find Cheap Jerseys Online to watch on TV, punching her in the face and choking her “to the point that she later vomited.” After police arrived in the wake of that report, she told them Brock had tried to strangle her “multiple times” five days earlier.

“It takes great courage for victims to come forward,” prosecutor Kalila Spain said in the release. “But only with someone coming forward can the violence be interrupted.”

In addition to the felony domestic violence count, Brock also is facing a Cheap Zach Parise Jerseys misdemeanor child endangerment charge, as the woman was holding the couple’s 1-year-old child one of the times he attempted to choke her.

He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Jets tried to lure Steve Smith out of retirement

Despite efforts on the Jets’ part, Steve Smith is still retired.

The former Ravens and Panthers receiver claimed the Jets tested the waters to see if he was interested in playing during the 2017 season, according to NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones.

“Earlier today in the green room, Steve Smith Sr. was saying ‘Hey, the Jets reached out to me,'” Jones said. “Yes, the Jets reached out to Steve Smith, asked if he was still interested in playing. He indicated he wasn’t.”

Had the Jets convinced Smith to come out of retirement, it would have been a shocking move. The team already cut ties with Brandon Marshall and they released longtime linebacker David Harris Tuesday and are expcted to release veteran receiver Eric Decker this week.

Newton last year did not play like the MVP-caliber quarterback who took the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, but Carolina added some new pieces in the draft with Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel. Newton has alternated good-and-bad the last four years. He’s due for another big year.

Dalton is a tough one to rank. He’s played like a borderline MVP candidate at times, but he’s also coming off a rough season in which he threw a career-low 18 TDs as part of a 6-9-1 season.

Flacco scale: Three Flaccos. The exchange rate on Flaccos and Daltons is pretty even. Dalton is 6-5 against the Ravens for his career. The AFC North rivals meet in the

Smith is the fitting midpoint for this list. He’s 22-9 as Discount Yankee Jerseys Kansas City’s starter the last two seasons, but that has come with little statistical fanfare under Andy Reid. He’s led the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four years, but he’ll have to get Fc Barcelona Cheap Jerseys back to a conference championship game before we take that next step.

Christian McCaffrey: Rule keeping him from Panthers OTAs ‘sucks’

Christian McCaffrey’s transition to the NFL hasn’t been the easiest.

The Panthers running back has been unable to participate in the team’s OTAs due to a league rule that prohibits rookies from fully participating in offseason workouts until the last day of their school’s final exams.

“It sucks,” McCaffrey said, via the team’s website, “it’s really tough.”

Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, said the league can still do more to protect quarterbacks. That doesn’t necessarily mean more rules changes, but it also doesn’t mean things are just fine the way they are.

“It’s never fine,” Vincent told Omnisport Tuesday. “I just went over the training camp video for points of emphasis and new rule changes for the 2017 season and one of those points of emphasis is protection; that low hit on the QB. You have some cases in which it was just a fluke, where you watched the video — like with Marcus, just a bad turn of the ankle.

“And you see some where the defender is responsible, where that Jerseys For Cheap shoulder pad or helmet ends. You really want to keep those bodies off the quarterbacks’ knee area or slightly below. It’s always a concern of ours. We’re always looking at it. We know that quarterback play drives our game.”

The Browns had a turnstile at quarterback last season and Kids Cheap Jerseys China Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who has been the focal point of several debates when it comes to protecting quarterbacks, missed a game last season with a concussion after he was hit scrambling on a two-point conversion attempt.

Watch: DeAngelo Williams preps for pro wrestling debut

NFL running back DeAngelo Williams has signed on with IMPACT Wrestling to compete in a tag team match July 2, ESPN.com reports.

Williams will team with former Falcons offensive lineman Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka against Chris Adonis and Eli Drake on IMPACT’s “Slammiversary” pay-per-view event in Orlando.

Sarkisian said he was still in a treatment program, although he didn’t give out any details. He did say he and Falcons coach Dan Quinn talked at length about what he does to combat his alcoholism before he was hired in January and that he is now comfortable with his daily routine.

Newton underwent successful surgery in March on his right (throwing) shoulder to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and began his rehabilitation the following week. Vermillion estimated that Newton could begin a throwing regimen 12 weeks after surgery and start throwing with the team after 16 weeks, so he’s on track with the team’s timeline.

He missed 12 games as a rookie and three games in 2015, and even sat out a pair of contests last season. NFL Network ranked him as the 49th-best player in the league on its most recent top-100 list, which the network says is voted on by the players.

If the Texans can have both Watt and Clowney healthy for an entire season, they could be a championship contender. A Super Bowl ring would definitely bolster Clowney’s career resume, should Canton ever come calling.

You remember Davis, right? He wasn’t very good starting half a season for the Rams three years ago. He also made sure to put his name on the Browns’ running QB list joke with two La Kings Cheap Jerseys starts for Cleveland in 2015. Don’t worry about forgetting he couldn’t stick in the Broncos’ mix last year. Everyone forgot.

There at least was some reasoning for other Lsu Cheap Jerseys veteran QBs to get signed before Kaepernick. Gabbert, like EJ Manuel before him (Raiders), was a last-chance first-round flyer. Fitzpatrick had more ideal makeup to back up Jameis Winston.

Broncos’ Will Parks says he wasn’t making fun of Paxton Lynch with Snapchat video

Second-year safety Will Parks admits he made a “mistake” when he posted videos of Broncos practice to his Snapchat account, but claims what he sent wasn’t malicious. Parks was accused of making fun of the offense, specifically quarterback Paxton Lynch, for making poor plays.

“I was just showing my progress,” Parks said Monday, referring to the fact he was covering both receivers in the videos. “It had nothing to do with Paxton or anybody else on the field. That was just me showing my progress and showing how hard we work back there when we’re at practice. It was a mistake, but Trade Cheap Jerseys at the same time, there weren’t any intentions toward anybody.”

“To play in Oakland is a dream come true,” the 31-year-old veteran told reporters following Tuesday’s organized team activity practice. “It’s always been something, being from Oakland, you want to play at home and have the opportunity. Maybe them staying wouldn’t have been so big for me to want to play and play. Knowing they were leaving, a lot of the kids here won’t have an opportunity to see most of their idols growing up in their hometown.

Williams responded by trying to clarify what he said by The Best Cheap Jerseys saying: “Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme — but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me — how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president.”

Dolphins finalizing swap of OT Branden Albert for Jaguars TE Julius Thomas

The Dolphins may have found better use for Branden Albert than the cap space they would have saved by releasing him.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami is working to finalize a trade that would send Albert to the Jaguars for tight end Julius Thomas. The deal could be contingent on the players restructuring their contracts, though the Sun Sentinel reported that all parties support the trade — including Albert, who confirmed the news. The trade cannot be finalized until the start of the NFL year on March 9.

The Lions will add two new Daktronics video boards in each end zone of Ford Field, complete installation of a new sound system, renovate the suite and club seat areas and redesign club space on the concourse.

“It’s going to be a great new Ford Field when we are done,” Wood said in a video posted at newfordfield.com.

Ford Field, which opened in 2002, hosted the Cheap Jerseys For Kids Super Bowl following the 2005 season when the Steelers beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. The Pontiac Silverdome hosted Super Bowl XVI when the 49ers beat the Bengals.

The NFL has gotten into the habit of rewarding teams Cheap Jerseys From China with new stadiums and renovations. Super Bowl LII will be played next year in Minnesota’s brand new U.S. Bank Stadium. That will be followed by Super Bowl LIII at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will open this fall, Super Bowl LIV at Miami’s newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium, and Super Bowl LV at the Rams’ yet-to-be-named venue in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood.

Wide receivers reportedly want to play with Eagles’ Carson Wentz

It appears Carson Wentz will have plenty of receiving options next season.

The Eagles quarterback, who threw for 3,782 yards and 16 touchdowns in his rookie season last year, has become a hot commodity among free-agent wide receivers, according to ESPN.com.

Former Eagle DeSean Jackson, who will become a free agent when the market opens up on March 9, sang Wentz’s praises earlier this month.

“I think people have to understand that whatever the president is trying to do, whatever he’s trying to get across, it’s really is not about what he’s saying, but it’s about how we react and how we do things,” Rivera told CNN Money. “There’s a group of people that are trying to make better lives for their families, and that’s what it really should be about. And I think what everybody has to understand, more than anything else, is that’s what America’s foundation is built on. And we can’t lock people out because of that.”

Trump made the idea of building a wall to keep people from Mexico out of the U.S. a key point during his campaign. He has also been critical of the people coming across the border, saying, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are Nike NFL Jerseys From China good people.”

As for Rivera, he said he hasn’t faced any discrimination from people within the NFL. But he knows other people of his heritage do deal with a lot, and he Cheap NBA Basketball Jerseys understands people might look up to him as someone who has found success.