Archive for May, 2017

Saints exploring possibilities for newly acquired Peterson

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Adrian Peterson is learning what it's like to play in an offense that won't feature him. Then again, this is exactly what arguably the greatest running back of his generation signed up for when he agreed to play with the New Orleans Saints and prolific passer Drew Brees. ''I think he's looking forward to that,'' Saints fullback John Kuhn said after Thursday's voluntary offseason practice, the first with veterans that has been open to media this offseason.

Thomas eager to play big role in receiver-friendly offense

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has a little extra spring in his step in these offseason workouts. Same with having back his old offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy, who will feature a more uptempo, receiver-friendly style in his second go-around with the Denver Broncos. Thomas definitely likes the sound of that.

Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill says he has healed from knee injury

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Back from a season-ending knee injury, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he has healed and feels ''totally normal,'' allowing him to take part in offseason workouts now underway. After surgery was ruled out, Tannehill rehabilitated the partially torn ligaments and underwent stem cell treatments. Speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since the season ended, Tannehill said he has no remaining hurdles in his recovery, and pronounced his knee healed.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Anaheim Ducks

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we’re bound to lose some friends along the journey. The Anaheim Ducks have become the “good … not good enough” team. They’re the Kansas City Chiefs, which means Ryan Getzlaf gets to be Alex Smith I guess. Look, I remember the days of the Disney-owned team with the dopey nickname and taking a nap between shifts for Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.

Bears sign Cruz to one-year contract

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler Victor Cruz is headed to the Chicago Bears. The Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with the free-agent wide receiver following his release from the New York Giants in February. Cruz, who had spent his entire seven-year career in New York, exploded on to the scene in 2011 when he caught 82 passes for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns.

Davon House feels at home back in Green Bay secondary

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Davon House left Green Bay for two years, but his loyalties never strayed too far from the Packers. Now he can dust off all the green-and-gold gear that he kept stowed away while playing in Jacksonville. House has returned to Green Bay after two seasons with the Jaguars, one of the reinforcements being brought in to buttress the secondary.

Predators just 1 NHL team winning thanks to their Swedes

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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In all, general manager David Poile has six Swedes on Nashville's playoff roster as the Predators reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in their 19-year history.

Wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos sets another world record in 100 metres

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos won three gold medals — including another world record in the 100 metres — at the Daniela Jutzeler para-athletics meet Thursday in Arbon, Switzerland.

25-year-old Bucs wide receiver spends his offseason making $11 an hour picking up and driving people in wheelchairs

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

NFL teams are back in action for offseason workouts, but for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Bernard Reedy, he's maintaining some hours at his side job. According to ESPN's Jenna Laine, Reedy, a 25-year-old receiver who's yet to play in a regular season NFL game, spends his offseasons with Care Ride, a company similar to Uber or Lyft but for wheelchair and ambulatory support. According to Laine, Reedy began working for Care Ride in 2015 after being waived by the Atlanta Falcons, working five days a week, eight hours a day.

Buccaneers’ Doug Martin says drug problem ‘definitely behind’ him

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

In his first public statements after being suspended four games for violating the NFL’s drug policy in January and spending time in rehab, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin took responsibility for his troubles but exuded hope he can soon return as one of the better backs in the league. “It was a journey these past few months,” Martin said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s definitely behind me,” Martin said.