Former NFL lineman Kenyatta Jones dies at 39

Former NFL lineman Kenyatta Jones died Saturday at 39. (Getty Images) More Former NFL offensive lineman Kenyatta Bear Jones has died at age 39, according to the Tampa Bay Times. His mother, Jessica Hadley-Brown, told the Times that he died Saturday of cardiac arrest.

Jones, the New England Patriots’ 2001 fourth-round pick, was the first-ever University of South Florida athlete selected in the NFL draft. He got minimal playing time in 2001, but does have a Super Bowl ring to his name thanks to his team’s win that season. He played 11 games in the NFL at right tackle in 2002, then underwent double knee surgery prior to the 2003 season, sidelining him for the year.

Mets second baseman Asdrubel Cabrera hobbled badly grounding out in the first and third inning, then was replaced by Jose Reyes in the top of the fourth due to a tight left hamstring.

Brees beat Peterson last year in a conditioning test, and Peterson still remembers it.

Being up there in New Orleans just for that short period of time, and just seeing him, man, I’m talking about clockwork, Peterson said. You see this guy out on the field two hours before practice and he’s going through his fundamentals. He’s in the weight room. He’s lifting. He’s cut up. The funny thing is once we did our conditioning test, that’s probably the first time I ever lost a conditioning test.

It helps explain why Brees keeps going strong at 39, with far less fanfare or discussion than the media devotes to an avocado ice cream-eating 40-year-old quarterback who is only 17 months older than Brees. However long Tom Brady lasts in the NFL, don’t rule out the possibility of Brees playing until an even older age.

Now, Al Jazeera still hopes to bolster Sly’s credibility as it relates to the things he said about Zimmerman and Howard, claiming that McGill confirmed much of Sly’s allegations about Peyton Manning.

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Tom Brady posts message to Instagram about Dwight Clark and ‘The Catch’

Dwight Clark forever will be remembered for The Catch— the Joe Montana-directed pass he caught at the back of the end zone to beat the Dallas Cowboys and catapult the San Francisco 49ers into the Super Bowl.
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Clark and Montana connected on hundreds of passes and together won two Super Bowls as the 49ers started a run of five championships from 1981-94.

T.O. should have been in,Johnson said. Randy, of course, Randy is going to go in. T.O., I wanted to be a bruiser like T.O., and then I wanted to go up and make plays like Randy, so it’s like I wanted to be a hybrid. Jason Williams Jersey I mean, anybody that came after those guys, of course, if they’re a big guy, they’re going to look at those guys to take some things from their game. That’s what you do. You emulate and try to make it your own. So no doubt, I loved watching both of those guys.

Johnson, who ranks just 29th on the all-time receiving list, will be eligible for induction in 2021. He said reaching Canton was a goal of his during his playing days, but he hasn’t thought much about it recently.

Only when people talk about it,Johnson said. I mean, you can’t help when people bring it up, but I don’t just sit around and think about it, no.

Matthews suffered a broken nose Saturday when offensive lineman Lucas Patrick smacked a liner up the middle, hitting his teammate in the face. McCarthy said the plan is for Matthews to have surgery by the middle of this week. It isn’t expected to affect Matthews in the long term long term.

What could have been a serious injury developed into a more lighthearted situation 48 hours later.

I think he needs to work on his off-hand, mitt side, on the release of the ball,McCarthy quipped Monday. That’s what the tape showed me.

After being knocked to the ground, Matthews covered his face with his glove and immediately walked off the field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. He was later taken to a local hospital. Receiver Robert Newhouse Authentic Jersey Davante Adams, Matthews’ co-captain, pitched behind a batting practice screen the rest of the game.

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Dak Prescott likes energy in Cowboys’ locker room

Dak Prescott has a good feeling about the season ahead.
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During the organizations’s annual Cowboys U youth football event on Thursday, the Cowboys quarterback discussed the team’s chemistry during their three weeks of OTAs and expressed his optimism about the direction they’re headed.

Trevor Bauer (5-4) struck out 12 in eight innings, giving up one run and seven hits. He has fanned 37 in 21 innings over his last three starts.

I was ready to go back out there for the ninth, he said. I tend to feel better Duncan Keith Authentic Jersey as the game goes along, and my velocity stays the same or gets better.

Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 12th save, staying in the game after being hit by a groundball.

It got him pretty good, but he’s OK, Indians manager Terry Francona said. He might not pitch tomorrow, but that’s because he’s been up a lot.

Tigers ace Michael Fulmer came into the DeVante Parker Youth Jersey game with a 1/3 record and 6.89 ERA in his past six starts.

Norman, who graduated from the Conway, S.C., university with a major in communications and a minor in dramatic arts, joins J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers as recent NFL players who have received honorary degrees.

Watt received his honorary doctorate in medicine from Baylor University’s College of Medicine, and Rodgers received an honorary doctorate of humanities from the Medical College of Wisconsin for his charity work.

It’s been a busy offseason for Norman, who appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, making it to the finals but eventually losing to figure skater Adam Rippon.

A fifth-round draft pick in 2012 by the Panthers, Norman has spent the past two seasons with the Redskins after signing a five-year, $75 million deal in 2016.

As Justify was hitting the backstretch at Belmont Park en route to his Triple Crown victory, Cabrera, winner of baseball’s Triple Crown in 2012, stepped to the plate in the third inning. He grounded out as his equine counterpart reached the far turn.

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy joined in the chorus during his Thursday morning media session.

Well, I’ll tell you, it brings a big smile to my face when it comes across my phone, McCarthy said. I’ll just say about Aaron Jones and our players:聽I’m thankful that everybody else is getting to see what I get to see pretty much every day. I mean, this is a tremendous locker room. We’ve been very fortunate and blessed with the caliber of character that we have in our locker room.
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GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones seemed a bit taken aback Thursday by all the attention聽he’s getting this week that has nothing to do with his performance on the football field.

I was just doing what anybody else would do, said Jones, a fifth-round draft pick from UTEP in 2017.

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34. Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones on the same field. The Falcons offense would rank 15 spots higher if Steve Sarkisian were coaching at some Rashard Robinson Jersey vocational high school somewhere.

33-27. Seven Jaguars defensive touchdowns. That’s how many the Jaguars produced last year, anyway. They are unlikely to duplicate that total, but it’s going to be a blast watching them try.

26. Sophomore running back encores. Alvin Kamara will carry a bigger load with Mark Ingram suspended. Dalvin Cook must return from injury to help the Vikings over the top. Kareem Hunt will be asked to take pressure off Patrick Mahomes II. Leonard Fournette must provide the groundfor the Jaguars’ ground-n-pound philosophy. They aren’t just thrilling runners who generate highlights and stats; they’ll have a major impact on the playoff race.

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Jim Daopoulos: I don’t know why the NFL keeps the kickoff in the game

The NFL made sweeping changes to kickoff rules at the league meetings earlier this month in hopes of reducing the number of injuries sustained on such plays.

While the league believes that the changes will increase the number of kickoff returns and make it a more explosive play while simultaneously quelling the numbers of injuries, former NFL official Jim Daopoulos doesn’t understand why the league doesn’t nix the play altogether.

Four rounds. Florio vs. Simms. The best players in league history.

And Simms blew it. Badly. (He probably should be used to it by now.)

Betfair will be contributing its existing assets, as well as $158 million in cash to pay down Fanduel’s existing debt of $76 million.

Fanduel currently has a 40 percent chunk of the American daily fantasy sports pie, and has more than 7 million registered users.

Fanduel and Betfair … are prepared to lead the charge into the US sports betting market, Fanduel CEO Matt King said in a statement.

The combination of our brands and team … will allow us to create the leading gaming destination for sports fans everywhere, he added.

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 last week to legalize sports betting, ending a years-long battle between New Jersey and the four major sports leagues — MLB, the NBA, the NHL and the NFL, each hell-bent on stopping sports gambling from expanding essentially beyond Nevada.

In another tweet directed at a fan — and a group of rabbis, including Rabbi Josh Yuter, Rabbi Shmuley, Rabbi Ari Shishler and Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer — Dykstra wrote: Just remember that Joseph was only able to make his impact in Ancient Egypt and, more long-term, on the Israelites after a BS trip to jail.

Meanwhile, NFL agent Howard Shatsky warned the ex-baseballer to be careful about saying anything on social media while a case is pending!

I’m being careful to avoid anything actual having bearing on the actual case, Dykstra responded.

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Houston has three QBs on the roster right now: Deshaun Watson, veteran Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb.

Watson is expected to be on the field at some point this spring, but the Texans found out the hard way that they didn’t have a capable backup quarterback on the roster after Watson tore his ACL last season, finishing 1-8 without him. Houston could use a third- or fourth-round pick on a quarterback. — Sarah Barshop
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Then they’ll draft a front-seven player with their first pick. The Titans currently have just six picks — one Womens Garrett Grayson Jersey in each of the first six rounds — and it’s likely GM Jon Robinson would like to end up with at least one or two more. The team’s biggest need is adding pass-rush help and young talent in an aging front seven, particularly at outside linebacker, and the Titans have worked out or hosted pre-draft visits for several front-seven players who are expected to be available in the late first to second round. — Cameron Wolfe

If Prescott does turn into the best quarterback in Cowboys history, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him get $35 million to $40 million per year when he signs his third contract, which would likely come in 2023 or 2024.

And now CFL Training Camp in Hamilton just became a circus with Manziel’s signing. I think I’ll need to stop by once or every day.
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Johnny Manziel should be applauded for admitting his mistakes, getting help and doing whatever it takes to play football again. Lots of people talk about wanting to change, but don’t put in the necessary effort. Props to him for signing his CFL deal.

Johnny Manziel has signed with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. This should be fun to watch. CFL rules favor his game
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If Johnny Manziel is in shape, He’s going to do very very well in the CFL. Bigger field, will be able to scramble and create even more splash plays. He’ll shine for sure. Especially with June Jones.

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Giants expected to hire new equipment head tied to Dave Gettleman

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It’s no surprise where the Giants ‘ likely new equipment head is coming from.
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The Giants are expected to hire Jackie Miles to lead a department that underwent sweeping changes this week, sources told NJ Advance Media. Brothers Ed and Joe Skiba and Ed Wagner Jr. — all of whom were with the Giants for two-plus decades — were fired.

I think he has taught me a lot, especially just me playing quarterback, Winston said after the team announced Koetter’s return, per’s Jenna Laine. You just don’t understand that relationship in that quarterback room. We spend so much time together鈥攎e, him, Coach Mike Bajakian [and] those other quarterbacks鈥攊t’s like a family.

Progress needs to be made in 2018, though. Tampa Bay was a trendy playoff pick prior to last season. The Bucs still have that potential as long as Winston plays well and the NFL’s 32nd-ranked defense improves. It falls on Koetter to right the sinking ship.

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When they drafted Lamar, I didn’t look at it as a shot at me or a shot at Joe, Griffin told USA Today’s Mike Jones. It was ‘OK, Lamar is coming in here, and it’s our job to help him learn the offense and help him compete.’ So, for me, my job is to show them that I’m an asset to the team and not a detriment.

Jackson’s addition to the Ravens ‘ roster certainly clouds Griffin’s future with the team. Although he shared second-team snaps in organized team activities with Jackson last week, per Jones, he was limited at certain times to only a handful of throws while splitting time with Josh Woodrum, who’s more or less considered a camp arm.

Griffin appears open to the idea of being a potential mentor for Jackson given their similar playing styles, but does he see his NFL future residing outside of Baltimore?

Jonny Brodzinski Jersey One [reporter] asked me if I was trying to showcase for other teams, Griffin said. No, my focus is, ‘I’m a Baltimore Raven. I’m showcasing to them that this is where I’m supposed to be.’

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Predicting winners of top NFL position battles for 2018

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As the NFL offseason progresses with minicamps, OTAs and eventually training camps, multiple position battles will be worth watching. NFL free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft have produced several interesting battles on offenses, specifically.
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Naturally, many of the top position battles to watch throughout the offseason and into training camps are quarterback competitions. That’s the result of a draft class that was loaded with high-quality passers.
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Here we pin the most notable position battles from offenses around the NFL to watch in 2018. We also provide an early prediction for who might emerge victorious in each competition.

The Steelers last season were 10th in the league in rushing defense, just 13th in takeaways. They struggled to get off the field, and they got fewer short-field opportunities than contenders Jacksonville and Philadelphia. This was why Roethlisberger was frustrated to see a high 2018 draft pick spent on a quarterback.

It might have been the best pick for the future, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t reason to be disappointed now.

But the first-year Lions coach didn’t mince words when asked if there are similarities between Stafford and Brady from a mental standpoint.

I never compare guys, that’s not really fair,Patricia said. Tom, wonderful, unbelievable player, human being, everything. Love the guy to death. Stafford’s phenomenal. He’s work hard, tough, smart, and you know what’s great is when you have quarterbacks like that when you can go out 鈥?and look (Jake) Rudock and Matt Cassel are the same guys 鈥?that you’re going out and you’re having football conversations (with).

You’re not really having to always explain everything from a ‘let me draw this up for you and show you what I’m talking about.’ You can just have the conversations that, ‘Hey if this guy’s here,’ or, ‘This leverage is played like this,’ or, ‘The DBs in this position,’ or, ‘The front looks like this.’ And Jason Spriggs Youth jersey just for them to be able to visually have those conversations with you, that’s what’s great. That’s when you know you’ve got guys that are really dialed in.

Stafford turned 30 earlier this year and is entering his 10th NFL season and the start of a five-year contract extension he signed last summer.

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Brett Favre details three trips to rehab during NFL career

Brett Favre’s decorated NFL career wasn’t always so glamorous.

During his Monday interview with The MMQB for Peter King’s farewell, the Hall of Fame quarterback revealed he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his 20-year career as he battled dependence on painkillers and alcohol.

“I actually went to rehab three times,” Favre said. “I saw the most successful, smart people doctors, professional people lose it all, ruin their lives.

Favre, 48, spent 28 days at a center in Rayville, Louisiana, in the early 1990s before also spending 72 days at a Kansas City center in the mid-1990s. He later spent 28 days in rehab “strictly for drinking” in 1998.

He has revealed a number of health issues since retiring in 2010, saying last month that he suffered “thousands” of concussions while playing football and experiences short-term memory issues.

According to reports by Sports Illustrated, Richardson did much more than that, as the publication unearthed evidence of settlements to bury sexual harassment claims and an allegation of a racial slur aimed at an African American employee. It was a devastating example of problems that women and black people in the sports world have to deal with on a daily basis.

If Belichick really did talk trash to Pederson, well, Pederson certainly got his revenge during the game. It wasn’t just about Pederson’s offense hanging 41 points on Belichick’s defense with a backup quarterback, Nick Foles. It was more about the way in which the Eagles did it. If Super Bowl MVP awards could be given to coaches, it would’ve belonged to Pederson. Most notably, Pederson’s decision to go for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal late in the first half by calling for a trick play now known as Philly Special absolutely floored Belichick and the Patriots. ravens_145

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LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today’s game.
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And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he’ll Womens Tyson Alualu Jersey get there again.

Elite Nolan Cromwell Jersey Game 5 is Wednesday night at TD Garden, and Celtics coach Brad Stevens is trying to stay positive with a team that has given up a 2-0 lead and fell to 1-6 on the road in these playoffs.

It’s the best two out of three to go to the NBA Finals. Doesn’t get better than that, he said. Ultimately, anybody that didn’t think this was going to be tough, I mean, everything is tough. In this deal, it’s a blast to have to grit your teeth, get up off the mat and go after it again.

Kyle Korver added 14 points and Cleveland’s sharp-shooting 37-year-old added three block and several hustle plays, outrunning three Celtics in one sequence and diving for a loose ball.

The Islanders announced the hiring of Lamoriello on Tuesday as president of hockey operations, giving the longtime NHL executive the keys to a franchise that has missed the playoffs eight times in the past 12 years with Garth Snow as general manager.

The 75-year-old Lamoriello, who led the New Jersey Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and helped Toronto become a playoff contender again, is tasked with trying to re-sign star center John Tavares and determining the futures of Snow and coach Doug Weight.
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Lamoriello said he had no preconceived notions about the inner workings of the Islanders, and he also wasn’t willing to show his hand on what he might do with the team.

As I’ve done in the past in a situation like this, I take a step back and see exactly what the people who you have in place have to offer, what their thoughts are, what their vision is and then make decisions as I go along, Lamoriello said on a conference call. I certainly have thoughts like you think I would have. But rather than express them, I’d rather just keep them to myself and allow the process to take place before making any judgments.

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