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Donald Penn says slipping on play Derek Carr was injured continues to stick with him

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn can’t shake the memory of the slip he had on the play that ended with his quarterback lost for the season. According to PFT alumnus Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Penn says the memory of his misstep on the play against the Indianapolis Colts that led to Derek Carr sustaining a broken leg is something that has stuck with him even five months later. “I should have held on (to Colts defensive end Trent Cole) and brought him down with me,” Penn said.

Roethlisberger laments Le’Veon Bell’s absence from OTAs

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell currently doesn’t have a contract. Which means that he can’t, absent a rarely-used (by veteran players) letter of protection, participate in offseason workouts. “I’m not worried about the chemistry, but I wish he’d be here just because he’s one of the pieces to our puzzle,” Roethlisberger told reporters, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Hip Check: Craig Anderson’s big night sends Ottawa Senators to 7th heaven

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Hip Check: Craig Anderson's big night sends Ottawa Senators to 7th heaven

Senators goalie Craig Andreson makes 45 saves against to Penguins to force Game 7.

Mike Glennon thinks the Bears’ 2017 season will be his – and he’s probably wrong

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Mike Glennon thinks he has a season. Or Sam Bradford’s. Or really any quarterback from a frustrated fraternity of veterans who actually thought they had a season of opportunity behind a top-five quarterback draft pick. Here’s the reality: There’s almost no chance Mike Glennon entrenches himself as the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback for the entire 2017 season.

Goodell: Brady wasn’t diagnosed with concussion last season

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Bundchen's comment caused some to question the integrity of the Patriots' injury report because Brady never appeared on it in 2016 for a concussion. Brady's agent, Donald Yee, released a statement Friday saying his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last season.

Bennett getting acclimated quickly to Packers

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

When it comes to the NBA, Martellus Bennett's loyalty lies with the San Antonio Spurs. As for his day job, the tight end is just getting used to his new team, the Green Bay Packers. Bennett, who signed with the Packers as a free agent, makes it a point to make small talk with his new teammates.

NFL moves Super Bowl 55 to Tampa after Los Angeles stadium delays

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Miami and New Orleans are the only markets to have hosted more Super Bowls than Los Angeles, but LA will have to wait an extra year before the big game returns. NFL owners voted unanimously on Tuesday to move Super Bowl 55, which had been scheduled for the new Rams and Chargers stadium, to Tampa. The new Los Angeles-area stadium will get its chance the following year with Super Bowl 56.

Broncos’ QB competition has a familiar feel to it

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The first real day of the Broncos' quarterback competition looked a lot like last year's no-contest audition when ex-third-stringer Trevor Siemian beat rookie Paxton Lynch and veteran Mark Sanchez. On Tuesday, Siemian was poised, patient and precise while facing Denver's ''No Fly Zone'' secondary and pass rushers for the first time this offseason. Although things settled down after that, the first day of OTAs proved one thing: if Lynch is going to win this job, the 2016 first-round pick has a long way to go to unseat Siemian, the 2015 seventh-rounder who was an afterthought until emerging as Peyton Manning's surprise successor last season.

Miami Dolphins most important player for 2017 success is Jay Ajayi

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The most important player on the New England Patriots? Tom Brady, of course. The most important player on the Green Bay Packers? Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback is probably the most important player on most NFL teams and if that isn’t true, it’s rare the team is a playoff contender because today’s NFL is so much about quarterback play. The Denver Broncos are an exception. Von Miller is the most important player on that playoff contending team that is still searching for a starting quarterback. And the Miami Dolphins also are an exception because the most important player on that team is running back Jay Ajayi. Amazing isn’t it? The Dolphins are certain they have a winning quarterback in Ryan Tannehill.

Vikings post video of QB Teddy Bridgewater throwing at OTAs

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings haven’t offered a ton of information on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery from a fluky and terrible leg injury before last season, so the video the team posted of Bridgewater on Tuesday seemed like a really big deal. There was Bridgewater, the Vikings’ 2014 first-round pick, taking snaps and throwing passes at the team’s OTA practice with a brace and sleeve on his injured left leg. Bridgewater tore his ACL and dislocated his knee, and was put on injured reserve.