Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Dak Prescott’s expectations are high

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Dak Prescott may or may not get a contract extension before the season begins. In three seasons, Prescott has never had a losing record. The Cowboys were 13-3 his rookie season, 9-7 his second season and 10-6 last season.

Damien Woody applauds Raiders for taking rookie class to Google campus

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

When you were young, class field trips usually consisted of going to a water park, the beach, a museum or maybe even a baseball game. For 23 member of the Oakland Raiders, they got a field trip to the Google campus in Mountain View on Friday. "You see Google and you bring it up on the computer and you're like, 'All right, that's Google,'" Fifth-round draft pick Hunter Renfrow told ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

LeSean McCoy ready after turbulent season in Buffalo: ‘It’s hard to replace a guy like me’

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Despite his worst year on record, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is holding his head high entering the 2019 season. McCoy ran for a career-low 514 yards on 161 carries and three touchdowns last year with the Bills, his fourth season with the team. McCoy is entering the final year of his five-year, $40 million deal with the Bills this fall, too, though just more than $2.6 million is guaranteed.

Broncos TE Jake Butt ready to make comeback after third ACL tear: ‘There’s no excuse’

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Jake Butt's season last fall was cut short after he tore his ACL in practice, just as he was becoming a solid piece in the Denver Broncos' offense. Butt, now nearly recovered, will join Jeff Heuerman — who stepped in for Butt last season — and rookie Noah Fant at training camp next month, will have to compete for his spot in the starting line up again. “I'm used to being a guy that the team can rely on, used to being at the top of the depth chart,” Butt said, via the Denver Post. “For me, I'm probably going to be starting off at the bottom and work my way up.

Brett Favre on impending new offense in Green Bay: Let Aaron Rodgers play his game

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Aaron Rodgers is having to navigate unknown territory this offseason, working to build a relationship with new Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and learn an entirely new system. While Rodgers certainly has the football mind to handle a new system, his on-field relationship with LaFleur has been questioned — particularly with how much freedom Rodgers will have at the line of scrimmage. Rodgers seemingly had full play-calling control under coach Mike McCarthy — which was reportedly a major source of their feud near the end of McCarthy's tenure in Green Bay — but will apparently be limited in what he can do audible-wise under LaFleur's new offensive system.

For hundreds of football players and coaches, the XFL provides optimism

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Nearly 100 athletes were at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday for the XFL's Los Angeles Summer Showcase. Nearly 100 athletes were at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday for the XFL's Los Angeles Summer Showcase, an opportunity for former players from the NFL, college, and other professional leagues to participate try for a spot on one of the league's eight teams. Ex-NFL players invited to the showcase — the fifth of eight held by the XFL across the country — included former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Will Sutton, former Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore and former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis.

Stanley Cup champion Capitals headline group of 2019 inductees in to Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Stanley Cup champion Capitals headline group of 2019 inductees in to Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Before first pitch against the Braves on Sunday, the Washington Nationals yielded the field for a celebration as the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame inducted 11 members to the 2019 class. The class includes D.C. legends from sports such as football, basketball and soccer. The Hall of Fame created a new category to honor a "Team of Distinction."

Brett Favre: Let Aaron Rodgers play his game

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

There's been conversation about how much freedom Aaron Rodgers will have to audible out of plays at the line of scrimmage for the Packers this season and head coach Matt LaFleur said it is something they still have to “work through” in the coming weeks. LaFleur got some advice on how to do that from a former Packers quarterback. Brett Favre isn't coming back to play football, but he was playing golf in Wisconsin this weekend and weighed in on the question of how the team should handle things in 2019.

Giants LT Solder (ankle) expects to be ready for camp

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder expects to be healthy for training camp after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his ankle during the offseason. Solder said he has incorporated football training into his comeback along with the typical injury rehabilitation. "There's no reason to think that I won't be there for training camp," Solder told The Athletic when asked about his ankle.

Watch: Cam Newton offers stranger $1,500 to swap seats on a flight from Paris, is turned down

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

In that sense, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is just like the rest of us. Unlike the rest of us, Newton has the means to pay his way out of that situation — or so he thought. While flying back from Men's Fashion Week in Paris, Newton discovered his seat was in a particularly awkward spot for a 6?5?, 245 lbs human being.