Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

NFL rumors: Patriots ‘aggressively courted’ Jared Cook in free agency

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

NFL rumors: Patriots 'aggressively courted' Jared Cook in free agency originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots weren't able to sign veteran tight end Jared Cook in NFL free agency, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported Sunday that the Patriots went hard after Cook before he ultimately decided to join the New Orleans Saints. Similar to how the Patriots made an aggressive pitch to receiver Adam Humphries in free agency and didn't close the deal, a source close to tight end Jared Cook said the Patriots aggressively courted him before Cook elected to sign with the Saints last week.

Former Patriots WR Mitchell retires at 25

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Former New England Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell has ended his short NFL career, he announced over the weekend. Speaking at an event at his alma mater, Georgia, Mitchell told attendees he was moving on to a "new chapter" of his life. The oft-injured Mitchell was waived by the Patriots before the 2018 season and spent the year out of the league.

Here’s an overtime compromise that is sure to never be considered

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

The NFL usually does what it wants, and the Competition Committee doesn't seem to want any tangible advice from those who aren't actively employed by a football team to do football things about football. Because football. But that's never stopped me from offering advice on how to make the game of football better, so why start now? The Chiefs' proposal to adjust overtime to ensure that both teams get a possession even if the first team to possess the ball scores a touchdown absolutely should be adopted.

This stat shows Patriots QB Tom Brady’s impressive ability to prevent turnovers

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

This stat shows Patriots QB Tom Brady's impressive ability to prevent turnovers originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com One of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's trademark qualities is avoiding turnovers. The six-time Super Bowl champion, unlike many other NFL quarterbacks, consistently avoids putting his team in situations where turnovers are likely. Pro Football Focus shared a tremendous stat Sunday showing the amount of snaps Brady has had a turnover-worthy play.

NFL free agency: Raiders target George Iloka agrees to Cowboys contract

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Safety George Iloka, who reportedly visited the Raiders earlier in the week, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. The #DallasCowboys have agreed to terms with veteran safety George Iloka on a one-year deal. The Raiders reunited linebacker Vontaze Burfict with defensive coordinator Paul Guenther on Tuesday, and tried to do the same with Iloka, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

AAF roundup: Orlando rips Atlanta, clinches playoff berth

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

De'Veon Smith rushed for three touchdowns Saturday as the visiting Orlando Apollos cruised to a 36-6 win over the Atlanta Legends to clinch an Alliance of American Football playoff berth. Orlando (6-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season last week and handed Atlanta (2-5) its second consecutive defeat. Garrett Gilbert, who played briefly for the Carolina Panthers in 2018, passed for 217 yards and threw a touchdown to former Minnesota Vikings wideout Charles Johnson.

Kingsbury says ‘everything’s on the table’ with number one pick

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is open to exploring all his options around the number one pick in the NFL Draft. The likely option is Kyler Murray, but Kingsbury said "everything's on the table". "When you have that first pick, you've gotta turn over every stone and look at every scenario that's out there, and so we're definitely doing that," Kingsbury said, via NFL.com.

Serena withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

It was an amazing experience to play at Hard Rock Stadium this year, and I would like to thank the Miami Open for putting on an amazing event. I hope to be back next year to play at this one-of-a-kind tournament in front of the incredible fans here in Miami. Federer, a three-time champion, lost serve only once - in the first game - but was on the ropes until he swept the final three games, to the relief of an enthusiastic stadium crowd.

Reports: Cowboys sign S Iloka to 1-year deal

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran safety George Iloka to a one-year deal on Saturday, multiple outlets reported. Iloka played with the Minnesota Vikings last season. Iloka, who turns 29 on March 31, was a five-year starter for the Cincinnati Bengals before getting cut last preseason and signing with the Vikings.

Dallas Cowboys reportedly sign safety George Iloka to 1-year deal

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Dallas Cowboys have reached a deal with former Minnesota Vikings safety George Iloka. The Dallas Cowboys have been searching for a safety all offseason. The Cowboys reached a one-year deal with former Minnesota Vikings safety George Iloka on Saturday, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.