Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Bears give QB Trubisky new targets in Robinson and Burton

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The Chicago Bears are set to sign Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton, giving quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some playmaking targets. Robinson told ESPN he plans to sign a three-year, $42 million contract, while two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Tuesday that Burton is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles after agreeing to a $32 million, four-year deal. Chicago also agreed to a deal with Atlanta Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel, and Miami Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey also plans to sign with the Bears, people familiar with their situations said.

Bears free agency rumor tracker: Tuesday

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

After the Bears agreed to a deal with Allen Robinson in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the NFL rumor mill continues to churn... Taylor Gabriel expected to sign with the Chicago Bears on a 4 year deal. Taylor Gabriel is my source.

Reports: Falcons restructure deals for G Levitre, LB Reed

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Atlanta Falcons guard Andy Levitre accepted a $2.5 million pay cut for 2018, according multiple reports on Thursday. Meanwhile, Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed agreed to a restructured contract and also will remain with the team, according to an NFL Network report. Levitre, who turns 32 in May, was entering the final year of a six-year, $46.8 million deal he signed with the Tennessee Titans in the spring of 2013.

NFL Prospect Derrius Guice Says Team Asked Him If He Was Gay

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Derrius Guice's experience of being asked about his sexual orientation by a prospective employer illustrates the risks faced by millions of #LGBTQ people today in employment, athletics and other areas of their lives. “Guice’s experience illustrates the risks faced by millions of LGBTQ people today in employment, athletics, housing and other areas of their lives,” Johnson, who is HRC’s director of public education and research, wrote.

Who is Derrius Guice? NFL Scout Reportedly Asked LSU Running Back About His Sexuality in Combine Interview

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

NFL scouts famously ask invasive, probing questions of prospects—and these interviews, at times, become inappropriate. "I'd go in one room and a team would ask me, ‘Do I like men?' just to see my reaction," he said. "They'd try to bring up one of my family members or somebody and tell me, 'Hey, man, I heard your mom sells herself.

Falcons agree to 3-year extension with veteran kicker Bryant

Monday, March 5th, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with kicker Matt Bryant. The Falcons announced the agreement before Bryant could become a free agent on March 14. In nine seasons with the Falcons,

Steelers sign FB Nix to 4-year deal through 2021 season

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed fullback Roosevelt Nix to a four-year deal through the 2021 season, the team announced Saturday. Nix was named to the Pro Bowl this season after leading the way for Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was third in league rushing with 1,291 yards. Nix, who was signed by the Steelers in January 2015, has appeared in 41 regular-season games (nine starts) and four postseason games in his NFL career, all with Pittsburgh.

Nevada sportsbooks set records on Super Bowl Sunday

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Sunday’s Super Bowl LII didn’t just set offensive records. Gamblers watching the game helped set a record by wagering a record $158.58 million on Super Bowl LII at Nevada sportsbooks. The books have come out ahead in 26 of the last 28 Super Bowls, however, the margin in 2018 was slimmer than ever.

Super Bowl draws 103 million viewers, down 7 percent from 2017

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Sunday's historic Super Bowl victory by the Philadelphia Eagles averaged 103.4 million viewers on U.S. television network NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year's football championship game, according to Nielsen ratings data released on Monday. The viewership on NBC, which is owned by Comcast Corp, ranked as the lowest for U.S. television's premiere event since 2009. The underdog Eagles upset the New England Patriots 41-33 to win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Super Bowl MVP may be Eagles’ backup next season

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Backup signal caller Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title, a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, to win most valuable player honors. Pederson and Wentz held talks about the next campaign after Sunday's win, the coach told a news conference on Monday.