Monthly Archive: June 2017

Saints coach Sean Payton shuts down Rams trade rumors

The rumors Saints coach Sean Payton may be traded to the Rams or that the Super Bowl-winning coach wants out of New Orleans are false. In fact, Payton hopes to finish the remaining four years of his contract with the Saints.

My plan is definitely to be back here. Shoot I’ve got four more years on my contract here. And I plan on honoring that, Payton said on his weekly WWL Radio show. He again shot down a report from The Times-Picayune that said Saints general manager Mickey Loomis would be open to trading Payton to the Rams.

Ive already read Larrys (Holder) report for instance about Mickey (Loomis) and I meeting, which was completely false, Payton told reporters earlier Monday. Mickey and I for the last 11 years, share the same locker room after every game.

But Riddick’s NFL career actually began in San Francisco. The 49ers selected the former defensive back in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft, but he couldn’t break into a defensive backfield that included current Jets coach Todd Bowles, and he never made a regular-season appearance for the team.

Riddick ended up appearing in all 16 games for the Falcons the following year and played in the NFL through the 1998 season with later stops in Cleveland and Oakland. He Cheap Jerseys Make Your Own also Cheap Jerseys Ireland played in the short-lived XFL.

The modern-day 49ers have been among the league’s most erratic franchises lately, with coaches Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly going 7-25 the last two seasons after Jim Harbaugh’s departure. That track record helped lead to GM Trent Baalke’s dismissal.

Chargers fire coach Mike McCoy

Mike McCoy’s once-bright coaching star has gone dim in San Diego.

The Chargers announced McCoy will not return as head coach in 2017 at the conclusion of his fourth season Sunday night.

Yet out of all the contenders, New England has the best chance of not only surviving its injury woes, but succeeding in spite of them. Just what the rest of the NFL needed to hear, right Unfortunately for the Patriots, theya’ve had a month to get used to the knowledge that they wona’t get Rob Gronkowski back. Since his last game Nov. 27 against the Jets (and that barely was a game; he left in the first quarter), the Patriots are 4-0.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, have just one more start with Matt Moore replacing Ryan Tannehill before the playoffs. Theya’re what the NFL is. Their season-finale opponent is what the rest of the NFL is trying to be.

A fade to Cobi Hamilton of all things was the Steelers’ last-gasp effort on fourth down of a key drive early in the fourth quarter. Down 24, Pittsburgh had no choice but to try for the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line. The fade fell incomplete thanks to Logan Ryan’s coverage, and New England took over on downs.

End of third quarter. Down three scores, the Steelers Cheap Jerseys In UK were Cheap Jerseys In Bulk driving deep in the Patriots’ territory as the fourth quarter began. They desperately needed six points in their effort to keep up with New England, which used the third to pull away rather easily with 16 points.

Eagles tackle Lane Johnson sues NFL, NFLPA for ‘sham’ in suspension

Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson filed a lawsuit against the NFL and NFLPA in federal court Friday, claiming his 10-game suspension was a sham.

The lawsuit asks the court to vacate penalties against Johnson.

According to, McDaniels likes the 49ers because they are the only suitor with a general manager opening, and CEO Jed York has clearly stated his commitment to patiently rebuilding.

The report also says McDanielspreference could change after meeting with each team Saturday, but he’s ready to take his second head coaching position.

The Patriots’ weekend off is thanks in large part to the work McDaniels did with New England’s offense, which finished third in the league in points per game (27.6) and fourth in yards per game (386.3) despite playing without the suspended Tom Brady for the first four games.

That McDaniels managed to navigate that stretch using Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett with only one clunker, a 16-0 loss to the Bills in Week 4, only makes him an even hotter prospect as he eyes his second head-coaching opportunity.

The Browns say they’ll be aggressive this offseason and hope Cheap Jerseys From China Free Shipping to turn the tables on the NFL’s elite teams. That started Monday when they signed Cheap Jerseys From China NBA former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins to a four-year Cheap Jerseys Cycling contract. The Browns are trying to flip the script.

If Josh McDaniels leaves Patriots, 49ers reportedly his preferred team

No one will be busier during the Patriots’ bye week than Josh McDaniels.

New England’s offensive coordinator is expected to interview this week for head coaching jobs with the Rams, 49ers and Jaguars. Of those teams, his top choice would be in San Francisco.

The NFL suspended Johnson in September for testing positive for a banned PED. The 10-game suspension was upheld after an appeal, and Johnson served the suspension beginning in Week 5.

According to a copy of the complaint obtained by MMQBs Albert Breer, Johnson’s attorney, Stephen Zashin, claims that under the league’s and union’s 2015 PED policy, Johnson’s hearing required three arbitrators, but only two were used. The complaint also notes that the policy claims arbitrators cannot have any ties to the NFL or NFLPA, but that guideline was not followed in Johnson’s hearing.

According to the complaint, This case is harsh example of an employer and union who have chosen to withhold and manipulate the terms of employment in violation of the law. Such Cheap Jerseys Bulk conduct is also in direct contravention of the 2015 Policy’s express requirements of ‘transparency’ and ‘fairness.’

Johnson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, also served a four-game suspension for a PED violation in 2014.

he could fill in the void left by Campbell’s departure.

defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche could be in line for extended playing time after barely seeing the field in his rookie year.

Mathieu wasn’t quite the same after suffering a torn ACL in 2015, but he should be close to his usual self a year removed from surgery.

There’s another injury concern with Deone Bucannon, who’s recovering from ankle surgery and might not be ready for Week 1. That’s giving Reddick, who played defensive end in college, more first-team reps at linebacker early this offseason.

In addition, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche could be in line for extended playing time after barely seeing the field in his rookie year. If last year’s first-round pick plays up to expectations, he could fill in the void left by Campbell’s departure.

For a unit that finished second in yards allowed per game and 14th in points allowed, the hope is that there won’t be too much of a drop-off. But the defense is still facing some not-insignificant turnover.

“If we improve on those, and as you look at the entire part of it — fundamentals,” defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel said. “Tackles where the guy throws four yards, but they gain 35 — that’s hidden yardage that shouldn’t be there.”

Pressuring opposing quarterbacks is a priority in Atlanta, and it’s an area in which the team took a big step forward last season.

They went from 22 sacks in Mike Smith’s final season, to 19 and dead last in the league in 2015. Last year, they turned it around with 34, which placed them 16th in the NFL. Beasley had Cheap Jerseys PlUS help last year from veterans like Adrian Clayborn and Courtney Upshaw, but McKinley’s speed could be devastating when coupled with Beasley’s.

It’s not just the young guys. The Falcons added Dontari Poe, a remarkably Cheap Jerseys Premier League athletic defensive tackle who’s also 6’3 and 346 pounds. Just watch him score a receiving touchdown for the Kansas City Chiefs last season. Oh, and Poe had a passing touchdown for Kansas City, too.

Bill Belichick deflects Gisele’s claims that Tom Brady suffered a concussion

Tom Brady made offseason headlines when his wife Gisele Bundchen told CBS’ Charlie Rose that he suffered a concussion last season. However, the Patriots never reported one and Brady’s agent denied it.

Reporters finally asked Bill Belichick about it Tuesday, when he gave a short-winded response. Not only did he said that the team files reports in compliance with league guidelines, but he also made it clear he’s a coach, not a doctor, something he’s said outright before.

“You know, our medical staff really handles the injury situation with players,” he said. “Players don’t come to me and I don’t treat them for injuries. That’s not really my job. That’s what we have medical staff for.”

Financially, it’s a logical decision for a team in the midst of a rebuild, but the timing is surprising.

“Very disappointing [sic] in the timing of this event and the decision,” Harris’ agents — Brian Mackler and Jim Ivler — said, via Schefter. “The Jets could have done this prior to free agency instead of waiting three months, especially for a player who has exhibited nothing but loyalty and class for 10 years.”

Bowles called the decision to release Harris Cheap Jerseys Ireland an “organizational decision” and revealed that there were talks of a pay cut for the linebacker, but they were unsuccessful. Still, $6.5 million isn’t much for a reliable starter.

It was likely spurred by the acquisition of Demario Davis last week. The Jets shipped Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees safety Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Davis. The 28-year-old linebacker spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jets before signing a two-year, $8 million deal with the Browns a year ago.

Dak Prescott already has a master’s degree, now he’s aiming for a doctorate

Dak Prescott earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees during his time at Mississippi State, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback isn’t done. In an interview with SB Nation Radio’s Talk of Fame Network, Prescott said he’s aiming to become Dr. Dak next.

Boykin missed last season with a torn pectoral muscle, but in 2015, he had five pass breakups, one interception and one sack. Shabazz has primarily been a practice squad player, but he played in seven games for the Steelers last season, recording one tackle.

When the New England Patriots released Arrington in 2015, Baltimore signed him to a three-year, $7 million deal. He only started four games and racked up 28 tackles, three pass deflections, and a forced fumble. Arrington played primarily in the slot for Baltimore.

After he agreed to a pay cut, Arrington suffered a concussion against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve.

He was on the Patriots practice squad in 2009 and worked hard to become the team’s top slot cornerback. In 2011, Arrington caught seven interceptions, which tied for a league high.

Arrington’s health is the biggest question mark Cheap Gaa Jerseys surrounding him. If his concussions still linger, it’s possible he’ll hang the cleats up for good.

The one-time Super Bowl champion is not one of the Cheap Google Jerseys premier cornerbacks in the league, but he provides depth and experience. Arrington registered 380 tackles, six forced fumbles, and nine interceptions in his career.

Marquette King thinks he could with a little work.

Steph Curry showed us his flexibility during Game 1 of the NBA Finals after he knocked down a three-pointer, kicking his legs high up in the air. It looks awfully familiar to what we see on NFL Sundays:

No surprise he was loose, the way the Warriors easily handled Cheap Dolphins Jerseys the Cavaliers in 113-91 in our NBA Finals trilogy.

The kick inspired its share of memes, but Raiders punter Marquette King saw the bigger picture — promise on the football field:

Head coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday that the Lee will not face discipline from the Jets:

Meanwhile … Todd Bowles said he won’t discipline LB Darron Lee over what he said was “an argument with his girlfriend” in weekend video.

“As far as I was concerned, you don’t want that stuff to happen, obviously,” Bowles said via Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media. “With social media going on these days, they’ve got to take Cheap Elite Nike NFL Jerseys better care of themselves. Darron understands that. We had a long talk. And you move forward from there.”

Based on an eyewitness account, Lee and an unknown woman, identified as Lee’s girlfriend by Bowles, were arguing. The eyewitness said that Lee was shouting at the woman, and then he “started to manhandle her and call her names.” Several people tried to intervene, but it was Williams who did it successfully.

Bowles said the eyewitness account differed from information he had gotten from others who were there.

Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith seen practicing for first time after intense surgery

For the first time, the media got a look at Jaylon Smith practicing with the Cowboys.

The linebacker was scrutinized Wednesday as he took UK Cheap Jerseys part in drills and other team activities, mainly because no one outside the organization has seen him practice as a professional.

“I’m going to continue to make myself an indispensable part of this roster. When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension.”

Rodgers became the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback in 2013 when he signed a $110-million contract, giving him a $22 million annual average. Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco have all since received more lucrative annual salaries.

The Packers have more than $19.7 million in cap space room, so there is Ravens Cheap Jerseys wiggle room for Rodgers and his camp to negotiate when the time comes.

“We signed the last deal knowing that it was a good deal for USA Basketball Cheap Jerseys both sides,” Rodgers said. “If you look at some of the cap numbers around the league with guys who signed in similar time periods, the percentage of the cap was notably higher than my deal. You obviously keep that in mind.”

In the past few years alone, the contracts for NFL quarterbacks have skyrocketed. Luck signed a monstrous $122 million contract for five years in 2016, and the franchise tag the Redskins applied to Cousins in March is worth nearly $24 million.

Rodgers himself commented earlier in the offseason on how much the league thinks he’s worth if Mike Glennon, the Bears’ new quarterback, could snag a three-year deal worth $45 million.

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott denies he was ‘detained’ by police

Ezekiel Elliott remains under investigation by the NFL for domestic violence allegations, but made it clear he isn’t in any other trouble.

The Cowboys running back on Sunday denied a report from TMZ that claimed he had been held by police at a nightclub Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

“But all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to. Now a lot of boys aren’t supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I’m saying? One day y’all are going to have a very deep voice like this (in deep voice). One day, you’ll have a very, very deep voice.

“But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!”

Winston tried to explain himself after receiving criticism for his words, but he didn’t exactly apologize.

From the Tampa Bay Times:

“I was making an effort to interact with a young male in the audience Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys who didn’t seem to be paying attention, and I didn’t want to single him out so I asked all the boys to stand up,” Winston said. “During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some.”