Archive for July, 2017

If prayers tell Ravens to pass on Colin Kaepernick, he still has shot at NFL return

Monday, July 31st, 2017

If a team is down a QB early in the season, and Kaepernick represents the best on the open market, then he’ll probably get signed. Incapable of just making a football decision, or a business decision, or any kind of decisive decision (for or against), Steve Bisciotti, the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, told fans he was so flummoxed at the prospect of signing a backup quarterback that they ought to hit their knees and hope heavenly inspiration rains down. The Ravens are showing interest in Colin Kaepernick but with all things Kaepernick, things aren’t so easy.

Claiborne OK with Jets preserving Revis’ No. 24

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- There were many ups and downs in Darrelle Revis' two tenures with the Jets, and last season's ending wasn't very pretty. But it sounds like the Jets are able to get past all the bad and will eventually honor him for all the good. The first indication of that came on Monday when new Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne indicated he got some resistance from the Jets when he first signed and asked to wear No. 24 this season. That's the number he wore in Dallas, but it's also what Revis wore with the Jets. He said the Jets "weren't sure" what they wanted to do with the number and it sounded like they resisted -- if not outright refused

CFL Power Rankings: Trio of receivers has Eskimos flying high

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Brandon Zylstra is the best of a top-flight catching corps that has Edmonton enjoying a perfect 5-0 start.

Buccaneers’ Caleb Benenoch, Lions’ A’Shawn Robinson sued over $9,332 nightclub bill

Monday, July 31st, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch and Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson are being sued over a $9,332 nightclub bill from March. According to court documents filed in Los Angeles, the two players were guests of Richard James Harrington at the Hyde nightclub in Hollywood. Harrington said that when it came time to pay the tab, both players' credit cards were declined. Harrington agreed to pay the bill, under the condition that both players would reimburse him. Harrington said they reimbursed him $4,000 via the Venmo app and cash, but says they still owe $5,332 and are now refusing to pay. The story was first reported by TMZ. Benenoch acknowledged

Former AFL star Dave Grayson dies at 78

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Dave Grayson, a four-time All-Pro defensive back in the American Football League, has died at the age of 78. Grayson was a two-way player at Oregon who initially signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys didn’t have room for Grayson on their regular-season roster, but Cowboys personnel man Gil Brandt liked Grayson and wanted to see him get a shot, so he called Hank Stram, coach of the AFL’s Dallas Texans, and urged him to give Grayson a shot.

Reggie McKenzie wants Donald Penn in Raiders camp: ‘He has a deal’

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Gareon Conley received some great news on Monday afternoon. A grand jury in Cuyahoga County declined charges against the Raiders' first-round draft pick stemming from sexual assault allegations following an April 9 incident in a Cleveland hotel. Conley called the allegations "completely false," and passed a lie dectector test requested by the Baltimore Ravens. Conley spoke with police and submitted a DNA sample on May 1. The investigation carried on another four months, but the grand jury declined to charge Conley on Monday.  County prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley released the following statement: "After a thorough investigation by the Cleveland Police Department, the facts and circumstances surrounding

Blue Jays’ Atkins adds young talent with Liriano, Smith trades

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins went into Monday's non-waiver trade deadline looking for young, controllable talent that could help Toronto both immediately and in the near future.

IAAF to recommend maintaining ban on Russian athletes

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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The IAAF is not ready to lift Russia's suspension from track and field competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme.

Jets’ Seferian-Jenkins has life, career looking up again

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Austin Seferian-Jenkins disliked the person he had become. ''It really didn't have anything to do with football,'' Seferian-Jenkins said, reflecting on the last several months, which included treatment for alcohol abuse. ''I made a plan and I stuck to it and I've continued to stick to that plan,'' the 24-year-old Seferian-Jenkins said.

Malik McDowell on his way to Seattle, could report to Seahawks Tuesday

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Defensive lineman Malik McDowell, the Seahawks’ first pick in the 2017  NFL draft who suffered head injuries in an ATV accident two weeks ago, is expected to travel to Seattle from his home in Michigan Monday and could rejoin the team as early as Tuesday, it was confirmed on Monday. That doesn’t mean McDowell will be on the field anytime soon as it remains unclear if or when he will play this season. But it does mean that he is expected to be back in Seattle and report to the Seahawks. McDowell is currently on the reserve/did not report list while continuing to recover from his injuries at home in the Detroit area, which allowed the Seahawks to sign another player to the 90-man roster to take