Gerald McCoy says DL additions weren’t about him but the team

Gerald McCoy loves the signing of Jason Pierre-Paul and the drafting of Vita Vea in the first round. He hates that some are saying the additions of five defensive linemen were to help him.

It’s not about me. It’s about the team, McCoy said, via Allana Barefield of the Tampa Bay Times. Stop saying it’s about Gerald got help. No, the Bucs got help.

ESPN reported Thursday that the suspension is a result of the 32-year-old’s violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Edelman’s apology confirmed the suspension and that he is appealing the ban.

The two-time Super Bowl champ apologized to the Kraft family, his coaches, teammates and fans in his social media message.

Mason’s been everything we’ve asked, for sure, Fichtner said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Throws, obviously, a nice ball. The physical things are all there. Obviously mentally and learning is an acquired taste; that’s going to come through reps, physical reps, in-helmet perspectives, things that you’re not going to get and it’s not going to happen overnight.

If Rudolph’s progress continues through camp, the Steelers may have a call to make about who will be the No. 2 quarterback come September. They aren’t going to cut Rudolph, so the question will be if he’s shown enough to supplant Landry Jones as the next man up behind Ben Roethlisberger. Fichtner’s comments suggest there’s a chance that’s how things will play out.

Latimer was endorsed by Tyke Tolbert, the Giants’ new receivers coach, who worked with Latimer in Denver. His skill on special teams kept him in the league and figures to keep him with the Giants — nearly all of his one-year, $2.5 million contract is guaranteed. He might eventually emerge as the kick returner as well.

It’s the mentality on special teams, he said. Ain’t nobody gonna stop me.

David Quessenberry: I’ll be there for Andre Hal any way I can

When Texans safety Andre Hal announced that he’s been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Friday, we noted that his teammate David Quessenberry battled a similar disease in 2014 and returned to play two games for the Texans last season.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a list of its values, Ira writes, commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence. On that scale, Owens is 1-for-5, batting .200.

That’s more than a little harsh, and a more than a little unfair. Ira concedes T.O.’s excellence. But how can Owens’ integrity be questioned? He may be a jerk at times (he once called me Satan), but Owens never tried to be anyone other than who he is. That’s strong evidence of integrity.

Courage? Owens played in the Super Bowl with a broken leg, and he would have been the MVP of the game if enough of his teammates had played half as well as he did that day. His courage can’t be questioned.

The former second-team All-American selection at Mississippi has yet to record a single sack in his NFL career despite accounting for 16 sacks in his three years at Ole Miss. Nevertheless, Nkemdiche is optimistic he’ll still be able to become a productive member of the Cardinals defense.

I know I can, Nkemdiche said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. I know I can be dominant on a consistent basis throughout the year, and that’s what I’m going to be and that’s what I’m going to do.

It’s only because of what I’ve been doing in the offseason to make sure I am consistent and I have the ability to do that throughout the season. I’m going to be that guy for the Cardinals and be that guy for the teammates and be that guy for the guys who put the work in just like I do.

Nkemdiche appeared in just five games as a rookie and recorded just one tackle as Cardinals coaches voiced their frustrations with him throughout the year. While Nkemdiche was in a better place with the coaching staff last year, he still was fairly unproductive. He tallied just 11 tackles and a forced fumble in 12 games for the Cardinals last year.

Carr had a shaky 2017 season after getting his big contract, and getting him right is the top priority for new coach Jon Gruden.

Manuel made one start in place of Carr last season, which seems to be the limit for him in his role. Cook can be developed more, and Johnson gives the Raiders a presence who’s been in a lot of QB rooms.

Bradford figures to be the favorite to start over Rosen. At some point, if the rookie first-round pick progresses well, Glennon might be expendable. It will take a while for the Cardinals to reach the level they enjoyed in Carson Palmer’s best days, but getting Rosen No. 10 overall feels like a steal for the long term.

The Bolts gave up a league-worst 4.9 yards per rush last season, and some of their struggles in the running game had to do with uneven play at the second level of their defense. If the Chargers want to compete with electric running back Kareem Hunt and the Chiefs for an AFC West crown, they need more rangy athletes who can make sure tackles in the open field. — Eric D. Williams

GM Dave Gettleman will address his lines, even if it’s not with the No. 2 overall pick. This is an especially deep interior offensive lineman draft, which plays well for the Giants at 34 and with one of their two third-round picks (66 and 69). — Jordan Raanan

Then snag an offensive skill position player early in the second. The Super Bowl champs have a league-low six picks at the moment. They can add to their stockpile by selling their No. 32 pick, potentially to a quarterback-needy team. The top of the second round looks like a good spot to land a difference-making running back. — Tim McManus

The Chargers were patient with Rivers, and it paid off with a 14-2 record in his first full season as a starter. Other than two down seasons at the end of the Norv Turner area, he has thrived as efficient and durable, two of the most important elements for happy returns from a franchise QB.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s wealth has grown by $125 million.

Just in time for the slow time, folks who cover football have a new white whale: Outing NFL figures who have social media burner accounts.

Carr did say Gruden makes things “uncomfortable” for Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids players, adding that “it’s going to be nice” once games start because practices can be so uncomfortable.

“I meet with him every morning,” Carr said, via the East Bay Times. “He’ll say something to me at 5:30 and won’t bring it up the rest of the day. Then he’ll throw it at me in practice, making sure I’m still on top of the little thing he gave me in the morning. He just continues to push me and get everything out of me and it’s been really cool.”

A good relationship between Carr and Gruden doesn’t guarantee success come September, but it certainly makes it likelier than the alternative.

In 2012, Namath decided to get his brain checked out at a hospital near his home in Jupiter, Fla.

I wanted to know where I was going, he said.

A brain scan revealed dead cells on the left side and back of his brain. There was no blood flow. He began hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It worked, and his follow-up scans showed improved blood flow in his brain.

Cowboys’ Maliek Collins breaks foot in offseason conditioning drills

Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins will miss most if not all offseason after suffering a broken foot Thursday during the team’s conditioning drills.

Collins will undergo surgery early next week after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, according to the Star-Telegram. It marks the second time in five months Collins would have surgery on his left foot as he had surgery in January to fix a stress reaction that bothered him throughout last season, although he was still able to start every game.

Under Richardson, Rivera and Hurney both have reached Super Bowl highs when not working together. Last season, they meshed with a strong, 11-5 NFC wild-card team.

The other teams that have made huge strides include playoff contenders that went from good to dominant (1972-73 Flyers and 2012-13 Blackhawks) and an organization that went all in for a title after trading for Mark Messier (1993-94 Rangers). The 2002-03 Mighty Ducks deserve an honorable mention, given that they finished last in the Pacific Division three straight times and had just one playoff series victory in their first nine years as a franchise before streaking to the Cup Final as a 40-win team during Mike Babcock’s first season as an NHL head coach.

“It’s one of those values that I don’t think you can put a price on,” Gase said. “He’s been great in our locker room. I think the guys watch him work on the field and in the weight room and they understand why he’s played as long as he has, why he’s had success in big situations.”

As it turns out, PECOTA was off by nine wins, but not in the direction everyone expected. The Rays made a massive defensive leap in jumping all the way to 97-65, a 31-win improvement by a team that had never topped 70 in a season. The Rays then flew through the White Sox and Red Sox before falling to the Phillies in the World Series.

Given the lack of other word about interest in Bryant’s services, some might wonder if the wide receiver has had second thoughts about passing on a contract offer from the Ravens that came not long after Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys he was released by Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids the Cowboys. One person who did wonder about regrets posed the question to Bryant on Twitter on Tuesday night.

No hedging: Panthers’ new owner bound to demand consistent return

The Panthers have a new owner in David Tepper. With him will come raised expectations for Carolina to be a more consistent contender in the NFL.

“That’s on and off the field. So you win a lot of ways, and I don’t like losing any way.”

Patience has paid off for Tepper in his day job, and he said he won’t be rushing into any decisions with the Panthers. But that doesn’t mean the demand for excellence won’t be elevated.

Tepper takes over a team that has been good in relation to the rest of the league over the past seven years. In the Ron Rivera era, the Panthers have gone 64-47-1. They’ve made four playoff appearances, they had a stretch of three straight division titles and they have a Super Bowl 50 appearance to show for it.

From the guys who survived last season’s black Monday to the slew of new coaches hired in 2018, here’s a ranking of who’s hot and who’s not.

Hue Jackson, Browns: New general manager John Dorsey has inspired optimism with his movies, but that also means respectable results must follow. If Jackson’s Browns show early signs of anything close to the production that has led to a 1-31 record over his first two seasons, it will be unacceptable, and he won’t see it through the Baker Mayfield era.

Dirk Koetter, Buccaneers: The offensive-mined Koetter remains in Tampa Bay because the team hopes things eventually will work with Jameis Winston. But if a talented, improving team stays in fourth place, even in the tough NFC South, it won’t cut it.

“Best part was nobody had no problems,” he said. “Sometimes you get complaints from a bunch of grown men. There was no egos, nobody bucking against the idea. That was the best part for me.”

Well, maybe some ego. When asked which Cavs player pulls off the suit the best, James didn’t miss a beat: “Me. Of course I look the best. What kind of question is that?”

It has been James’ custom to give gifts to his teammates in the postseason. Before the 2015 NBA Finals, he passed out Beats by Dre headphones, Apple Watches and Samsung Edge phones. James had business relationships Cheap Patriots Jerseys with Apple (which owns Beats by Dre) and Samsung at the Cheap Retro Basketball Jerseys time.

Patriots trade for 49ers tackle Trent Brown

The New England Patriots didn’t wait for the NFL draft to resume to continue their perpetual quest to improve the roster.

Friday, the AFC champs sent their third-round pick, 95th overall, to the San Francisco 49ers for massive tackle Trent Brown and the Niners’ fifth rounder. 

The Bengals used their first-round selection on center Billy Price and can now work on improving the defensive line with their second-rounder. Harrison Phillips is a powerful defender who can tackle with the best of them. Thanks to his intangibles and run-stuffing ability, this young man should become an immediate starter for Cincy.

The Cardinals had one of the most interesting starts to the draft, grabbing a player many thought could potentially go as high as No. 1 overall with the No. 10 pick in Josh Rosen. They’d be wise to bring in a young receiver to develop alongside the UCLA product, and Christian Kirk is a good choice to accomplish that. He’s a speedy, hard-working wideout who should make an immediate impact out of the slot.

As the first round wound down, Jackson’s name still Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids hadn’t been called. With the Philadelphia Eagles on the clock at No. 32, and clearly not in need of a quarterback, Alexander prepared for an on-camera interview; meanwhile, most assumed Jackson would have to wait for day two. Then the Baltimore Ravens traded back into the first round and took Jackson at 32. Alexander found out just like the rest of us did. And he couldn’t help but cut off his interview to celebrate:’Mar! Alexander apologized – though of course, no apology was necessary – then explained, it’s surreal. It’s great. My boy Lamar!

General manager Dave Gettleman’s message Thursday night Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys was loud and clear.

Not only did Gettleman view Penn State running back Saquon Barkley as the premier overall prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft class, but the Giants  are officially all-in with 37-year-old Eli Manning and an offense loaded with playmakers.

Now it’s time to build the offense into one of the NFL’s best.

Vikings expected to sign Tom Compton

The Vikings are reportedly set to add to their offensive line by signing a player away from one of their NFC North rivals.

Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that offensive lineman Tom Compton is expected to sign with the team assuming he passes a physical. No terms of the deal have been reported.

They already named Tyrod Taylor the starter for 2018 and are expected to draft a quarterback in the first round, perhaps with the No. 1 overall pick.

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Harmon was a 2013 third-round draft pick of the Patriots who signed a four-year contract extension with New England last year. He has played every game since Week Two of his rookie season, but he’ll be at risk of potential NFL discipline for this incident.

The Cardinals announced they have claimed wide receiver Cobi Hamilton off waivers from the Texans.

Hamilton, 27, entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2013 out of Arkansas. He spent time with the Bengals, Eagles, Dolphins and Panthers before hooking on with Pittsburgh in 2016.

With the Steelers, Hamilton played 11 games with eight starts.

He played three games with Houston in 2017 Cheap Rugby Jerseys New Zealand after beginning the season on the practice squad.

In 14 career games, including nine starts, Hamilton has made 18 Cheap Quality Baseball Jerseys catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

Derrick Shelby back to Falcons on one-year deal

The Falcons released defensive end Derrick Shelby early this month, but he won’t be signing with another team for the 2018 season.

Shelby’s agent David Canter announced that his client has signed a new one-year deal with the Falcons. Shelby took visits with the Seahawks and Browns after being released.

Shelby signed a four-year deal with the Falcons before the 2016 season and played in six games that year before tearing his Achilles. He returned to play in every game and make 14 starts last season, recording 30 tackles and a sack in the process.

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He wasn’t always the best player on the floor high school.Is any of this palatable to ?The next season, he got to know the players.This is why you need to put yourself the best possible position before they begin.

Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is the subject of a similar video this week. Multiple outlets have shared a video posted on social media that shows Hargreaves taking a drag off a cigarette or joint before blowing smoke into the camera. The video was posted to an Instagram account with a similar username as the one Hargreaves uses for his official account and the fake account has since been deleted.

Among the things that aren’t known is when the video was shot, what Hargreaves is smoking or what the cornerback says about it as Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that he could not be reached for comment on Wednesday morning. The Buccaneers had no comment about the video when notified of its existence.

Hargreaves missed the final seven games of last season with a hamstring Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys injury and moved from the outside to slot corner last season after struggling early in the Cheap Baseball Jerseys year. Head coach Dirk Koetter called Hargreaves “a big part of what we do” on defense earlier this week.

Giants signing Josh Mauro hit with four-game PED suspension

The Giants just signed Josh Mauro, but they won’t be seeing him for the first month of the regular season.

The former Browns first-rounder told Bruce Feldman of SI.com that he’s almost New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys 90 days sober, and hasn’t done any hard drugs in over a year. For him, that’s as important as another chance to play football, as he detailed his recent struggles and having to tell old friends he’s committed to making a real change.

“I let them know, ‘Hey, I gotta be selfish in what I’m doing,’” he said. “I gotta do this for me. Listen, I’m not gonna block your number but if I don’t text you back and I don’t answer your calls, don’t be offended. I’ll call you when I get bored and I wanna say what’s up. But don’t invite me on any trips. Don’t tell me to go to Texas to go to [friggin’] Sixth Street. None of that.’ The people I know that are in my life that by no fault of their own are going to want to do something that I just don’t have the luxury of doing anymore. When I first got in the league, did I have some leeway? Sure I did, but I have exhausted all leeway and all second chances. This isn’t the second chance.

One question that the Ravens face is whether to draft a quarterback with an eye on taking over for Joe Flacco at some time in the future. Owner Steve Bisciotti said earlier this year that the team has bigger issues to deal with, but Flacco has thrown 52 touchdowns and 40 interceptions over the last three seasons and it’s financially feasible to part ways after next season.

That’s led some to wonder if the Ravens might make a bigger addition to the depth chart. DeCosta isn’t ruling anything out, including using the team’s first-round pick in that direction.

“If we really like the guy and he’s there, it’s not soon enough,” DeCosta told the team’s website when asked if it’s ever too soon to draft a quarterback.

With Ryan Mallett hitting free agency, the Ravens need a backup for Flacco one Great Cheap Jerseys way or another. We’ll see next month if that’s all they get or if they add someone with the potential for a bigger role down the road.