Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Bears’ top draft choice not in camp as rookies report

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Linebacker Roquan Smith, the Chicago Bears' first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, remains unsigned and did not report to training camp with the other rookies Monday, according to multiple reports. Chicago's rookies were required to report Monday because the team is playing in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 2. Smith, who went to Georgia, was chosen with the No. 8 overall pick in the draft.

Kraft quick to show support in wake of Weymouth officer’s death

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Tragedy struck the city of Weymouth Sunday morning when police officer Michael Chesna was killed in the line of duty and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was quick to offer his condolences. Chesna, 42, was killed responding to a call regarding an erratic driver near South Shore Hospital and words of support have been quick to come from all corners of the state, and beyond. "His death is a senseless tragedy & I ask you to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers," said Gov. Charlie Baker via Twitter.

Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Marries Maddie Oberg: See the First Photos

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Add another ring to the mix for Super Bowl champion Carson Wentz. The prolific Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who was injured when the team won the Super Bowl in February, married Maddie Oberg in the suburbs of the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday, July 14.

Sean Payton’s Daughter Gives Him Surprisingly Tough On-Air Interview

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Over the weekend, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton was interviewed by NFL Network about the Saints‘ offseason moves and prospects going into the 2018 season. Instead of lobbing him a softball, she posed a hard-hitting question about the Saints’ loss to the Vikings in last year’s playoffs. For those that don’t remember, the Saints held a 24-23 lead over the Minnesota Vikings with 10 seconds to go.

Oklahoma favored again going into Big 12 football media days

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker Mayfield, will now be trying to do it again without the Heisman Trophy winner under center.

Romo rallies to win celebrity golf tourney; Barkley finishes last

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo overcame a four-point deficit to win the American Century Championship by three points on Sunday in Lake Tahoe, Calif. A three-time runner-up in seven previous starts, Romo totaled 27 points in the final round to clip former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder -- who had won the tournament each of the last three years -- and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, who led entering Sunday. "It's a special win," said Romo, who last played in the NFL in 2016 and joined CBS as a game analyst last year.

The NFL’s best under-25 starting lineup: Our picks, runners-up

Monday, July 16th, 2018

ESPN What would a lineup of under-25 NFL all-stars look like? Glad you asked. We polled 43 of our NFL Insiders -- reporters, analysts, former players -- to find out which players under age 25 will be the best at each position over the next three seasons. The results included four Saints (the most of any team), three players drafted in April and nine players age 22 or younger. ESPN Insider Field Yates wrote the analysis of each selection. Quarterback Percentage of vote: 65.1 Few quarterbacks have galvanized a franchise as expediently as Watson did the Houston Texans in 2017. Watson, 22, has exceptional football IQ and character to lead teammates paired with unique arm talent (particularly in the

Cecil Shorts says Texans DeAndre Hopkins always favored Deshaun Watson

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Cecil Shorts spent the 2015 with the Houston Texans, and that whole season was filled with DeAndre Hopkins talking up Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. “Hopkins is saying, ‘Cecil, I’m telling you. Deshaun is it,'” Shorts, a former receiver, said on the Deep Slant Podcast with Deepi Sidhu. “The best quarterback.’ He was saying this since 2015 when he was in college.” Shorts for sure thought Hopkins, a Clemson alumnus, was being partial towards his alma mater. “I was thinking that [Hopkins was Clemson biased], but then I watched him,” said Shorts. “The kid is solid.” Watson put up impressive stats in his six starts last season. The 12th overall pick’s 19 touchdowns were tied for the 18th-most

Andre Johnson Impressed With Texans’ Wide Receivers

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

I love Andre Johnson. You love Andre Johnson. When Andre Johnson speaks, we listen to what the man has to say. Last week the Houston Chronicle spoke to Johnson about the current group of Texans’ wide receivers, and the first inductee into the Texans’ Ring of Honor been especially impressed by Will Fuller V, and newest Texan, Keke Coutee. “Man, he’s flying. He ran a few routes in practice the day I was there, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ Him being healthy, I think will help them out a whole lot because they’ll have two guys who can stretch the field.” “To see the kid Keke, how he is and how much he can help them in the return game, great receiver. So, they have a lot of talent in that room.” Even DeAndre

2018 NFL Preview: The Cam Newton-Norv Turner marriage is crucial for Panthers

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2018 power rankings. It wasn’t a move that got as much attention as a head coaching change, or a splashy free-agent signing, but the Carolina Panthers made a switch that is as important as any other in the NFL. Suddenly, Norv Turner is in charge of Cam Newton’s prime.