Archive for July, 2017

Caleb Benenoch, A’Shawn Robinson sued over L.A. night club bill

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch and Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson have been sued over a debt regarding an outstanding bill at a Los Angeles club. According to TMZ, Benenoch and Robinson racked up a bill of $9,332 at Hyde night club in March only to find themselves unable to pay when their credit cards were declined. Richard Harrington, who was invited by the pair to the club that night, offered to pick up the tab with the promise of repayment from the two players.

Former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore booted from Patriots practice after scuffle

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore was booted from New England Patriots practice after instigating a scuffle with receiver Julian Edelman, according to a report from NFL.com. When Gilmore and Edelman were matched up on a drill, a pass to Edelman went incomplete. Edelman took exception to the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Gilmore holding him and wrestled Gilmore to the ground after the two exchanged harsh words. Reports indicate the incident lasted about 10-15 seconds when receiver Chris Hogan pried the two apart. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a strict no fighting policy and chucked both Gilmore and Edelman out of practice. This is Gilmore's first training camp with the Patriots. The Bills

Former Hokie, Nick Becton, Signs With Lions

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Former Virginia Tech tackle, Nick Becton, has signed a deal to play with the Detroit Lions according to Ian Rapoport. Becton entered the N.F.L. in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He originally signed with the San Diego, but has made stops in New York, Chicago, and New Orleans in his brief career. Between shuffling from the practice squad to the active squad, Becton has had trouble sticking a permanent gig. Becton certainly has the size at 6’6”, but was a bit of a late bloomer at Virginia Tech. He didn’t get his first start until his senior year. He started 13 games in 2012, seeing action in 45 for his career. He was a special team performer at Virginia Tech, first getting on the field with Coach

Mike Daniels wants Packers’ defense to “shut up” naysayers

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels is tiring of hearing about it. Fair or not, when the Packers’ offense is led by Aaron Rodgers and proves to be highly productive on a yearly basis, it’s the defense that has bore the brunt of criticism for the team’s inability to get back to the Super Bowl. It’s something Daniels is tired of hearing about.

David Harris: Jets “blindsided” me

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The Jets cut Harris on June 6. “They kind of blindsided me with the whole thing, being so late in the offseason, a week before minicamp,” Harris said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. Harris said all the right things in his departure, thanking his former Jets coaches, owner Woody Johnson and the medical staff for their support during his 10 years in New York.

White Sox lose Moncada but erase 6-run deficit to rally past Jays

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Matt Davidson singled in Leury Garcia with two outs in the ninth inning for his second game-ending hit in as many days, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Monday night after losing top prospect Yoan Moncada to a right knee injury.

Tyler Lockett’s stay on PUP list expected to be a short one for Seahawks

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of four Seahawks to open training cam on the physically unable to perform and non-football injury lists. Lockett is continuing to work his way back from a broken leg sustained last December in a game against the Arizona Cardinals. Lockett had a compound fracture that required surgery after Cardinals cornerback Brandon Williams landed on the back of his leg.

Still a long shot? Nico Marley turning heads at Redskins training camp

Monday, July 31st, 2017

An average football play lasts just a few seconds, and success or failure gets determined by a series of flashes, where players fly around the field like violent chess pieces. One of those flashes came Monday, when, during 11v11 drills, undrafted rookie linebacker Nico Marley crashed down to the line of scrimmage, exploded into an offensive lineman, and thwarted a run play.  It was the kind of collision that happens thoughout the NFL, throughout training camps, but rarely by somebody with Marley's size.  Zach Brown, Will Compton and Mason Foster all seem like locks for the Redskins roster at the linebacker spot. Brown and Foster weight 250, Compton weighs around 235. All three stand 6-foot-1.

Canadian teen Andreescu advances at Citi Open

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the second round at the Citi Open on Monday, defeating Italy's Camila Giorgi 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

Former Jets LB Harris says he felt ‘blindsided’ by release

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Former Jets and current Patriots linebacker David Harris said he felt "blindsided" after New York released him in early June when the two sides failed to agree to a pay cut. "They kind of blindsided me with the whole thing, being so late in the offseason, a week before minicamp," Harris said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. "It came out of left field. It was more about the disrespect of the whole situation than anything else." Harris had been a Jet for 10 years ever since they drafted him in the second round in 2007. He played 154 games and recorded 1,088 combined tackles, 35.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and six interceptions, helping lead the team to two AFC Championship