Rob Gronkowski confirms he’ll be at Patriots’ minicamp

The rumors of Rob Gronkowski retiring is a thing a of the past.

The Patriots tight end confirmed to reporters he will attend minicamp this week after skipping organized team activities.

My show was canceled and I was having difficult relationships with my BFFs, Union continued. It was everyone’s fault but my own and I literally found myself under my bed with my dog.

Union considered herself a troll and a hater until she came face to face with her issues and worked with a life coach to help her change her ways.

I hate the high road, Union said, laughing. It’s like getting on the 405 at 4 o’clock on a Friday. I get the attention back on me because I’m talking s–t about the hot girl.

Though the Bring It On star has evolved in her personal life, her friendships and her career, she admitted she was typically the problem in her relationships.

In Jacksonville, there are no issues.

Dareus played well last season for the Jaguars, and in his first offseason in Jacksonville, he’s drawing praise from coach Doug Marrone for his work ethic.

I’m very happy with the way he’s worked, the way he has come into camp, Marrone said, via Mike Kaye of First Coast News. I think those are things he has done a much better job of than what maybe he had done in the past. I can appreciate that and see that in him.

Marrone and Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin are known for believing in tough summer practices, but Dareus said he’s enjoying it.

I just want to do the best we can, Dareus said. We just push each other and let’s go. Give me what you got, I’ll give you what I’ve got and when you’re tired, just let me know and I’m right there to pick up where you left off and vice versa.

DeVante Parker doesn’t care about Chris Chambers’ opinion

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After the former Dolphins receiver ranked Parker third among the team’s current receivers behind Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, Parker responded on Twitter.

Nobody cares about his opinion, Parker wrote.

Barring a surprise in which someone like Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson falls to them at No. 9, it’s a good bet that the 49ers will use their first pick on a defensive player. While the Niners have needs on both sides of the ball, they need difference-makers regardless of position. The way the first round is shaping up, the Niners’ best options will mostly be defenders — linebackers such as Georgia’s Roquan Smith and Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds, defensive backs such as Ohio State’s Denzel Ward, Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick and Florida State’s Derwin James or even a pass-rusher such as Boston College’s Harold Landry or UT San Antonio’s Marcus Davenport. If the 49ers stay put at No. 9, someone from that group is the best bet. Depending on whom the Niners draft in the first round, they would still have needs at corner, linebacker and pass-rusher, which means they could follow a similar script to 2017 when they used their first three picks on defenders. — Nick Wagoner
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As explained by Andy Grimm of the Chicago Sun-Times, a 2017 lawsuit filed by a Packers fan who had purchased Bears season tickets could potentially open the door for a First Amendment-based attack on the anthem policy.

Russell Beckham argues that the Bears violated his First Amendment rights by preventing him from walking the sidelines while wearing Packers colors during a pregame event for season-ticket holders in 2016. Beckham, who represents himself in the lawsuit, has survived a preliminary effort by the Bears to have the Womens Jason McCourty Jersey case thrown out of court.

To ultimately win, Beckham may need to show that the Chicago Park District, which owns and operates Soldier Field, had a role in the team’s decision to prevent Beckham from wearing Packers gear on the sidelines. Which means that NFL players may need to show that local stadium authorities had a role in the rule that requires players to stand for the anthem.

All hail James Richard Garoppolo, the savior of San Francisco!

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After leading the 49ers to five straight wins to close last season and signing a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension, Garoppolo is the talk of the Bay Area. The 49ers enter 2018 with hopes of making some real hay in the NFC West.
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NFL teams must also end the harassment of their cheerleaders Steve Bartkowski”>”>Steve Bartkowski Jersey More It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem. The NFL Players Association claims the owners’ decision violates the players’ free speech rights. No, it doesn’t.

Yes, it’s Hope Season once more in Cleveland, and a lot of people — this writer included — believe this could be the first time in forever that hope doesn’t take the first train out of town come September. Then there’s this take from my pal and Around The NFL Podcast cohort, Marc Sessler, a lifelong Browns fan who sees this team as unique in the show’s two-decade history: The Browns, more than any team ever on ‘Hard Knocks,’ bring a wild psychic energy of past and recent failure — half the story is trying to shake that off.
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Can the Browns do it? Or is this just the latest setup for another long winter on the clock at the Factory of Sadness ? It all makes for some compelling premium cable programming and it starts on Aug. 7. Here are some subplots we’re looking forward to this season:

The craziest thing about the Browns right now: All the optimistic takes about their 2018 prospects are rooted in actual sound logic! That logic being that Cleveland suddenly has a roster with some real talent on both sides of the ball. That includes a wide receiver corps featuring the newly acquired Jarvis Landry and returning veteran Josh Gordon, in line to start his first season in years without the s word (suspension) hanging over it.

Packers GM expects Aaron Rodgers to sign contract extension soon

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Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Thursday morning in an interview with NBC Sports that Rodgers and the team have made progress in their extension talks.

Both sides are working towards it and we’re confident we’ll come to an agreement soon,Gutekunst said in the interview.
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Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million deal with Green Bay in April 2013. He is set to make about $42 million over the last two seasons of that contract, according to NBC Sports.

Gutekunst told NBC Sports that Rodgers and the team are waiting to see if other marquee quarterbacks sign new contracts before agreeing to an extension themselves. But, he said he believes the sides are headed for an agreement soon.

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But not even an element as embedded as the kickoff can be so sacred in a sport defined by perpetual change. Keep in mind the forward pass was illegal through the first few decades of football’s existence; so what exactly is this fabric of the game?

The kickoff elimination conversation is not about a safety-related slippery slope that could lead to an avalanche of rule changes 鈥?if such a slope even exits, one could argue the NFL is already sliding downhill, anyway.

League studies showed that concussions are five times more likely to occur on a kickoff than an offensive or defensive snap. Such an increased risk on a single play has forced the league to question whether Womens Tony Romo Jersey the kickoff can survive in a sport that’s under increasing pressure to eliminate unnecessary dangers.

Such pressure is not unprecedented.

Brandon Marshall, Doug Baldwin react strongly to President Trump’s comments on NFL anthem stance

Shortly after the NFL announced changes to its national anthem policy, President Donald Trump gave praise to the league while taking another jab at those who choose to protest, and it didn’t take long for some NFL players to react to his comments.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin also had some strong words in response to Trump, calling the president an “idiot.” He added, “the NFL really missed it this time.”

“He’s an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said, per The Seattle Times. “I mean, listen, I respect the man because he’s a human being first and foremost. But he’s just being more divisive, which is not surprising. It is what it is. But for him to say that anybody who doesn’t follow his viewpoints or his constituents’ viewpoints should be kicked out of the country. It’s not very empathetic, it’s not very American-like.”

Penny joins a backfield already populated by 2017 draft pick Chris Carson, 2016 selection C.J. Prosise, Mike Davis and J.D. McKissic. But none of those runners led the Seahawks in rushing last season. That honor belongs to quarterback Russell Wilson (586 yards).

I feel like how they run the same offense, it’s gonna be the same thing as San Diego State. Stretch plays, the inside zones, Penny told Ruiz. I know the other running backs, we all got to compete to do our job. It’s an amazing feeling. I love being here because I feel the same tradition as San Diego State of running the ball. They’re a run-oriented team. You got to stop the run, and if you stop the run, we’re got to throw the play action over you.

If Penny can replicate his SDSU production, the Seahawks will welcome it. Penny led the nation in rushing last season with 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns.

In other Seahawks news, the ship hasn’t sailed on Keenan Reynolds ‘ professional football career. ravens_130

J.J. Watt offers to pay for funerals for Texas school shooting victims

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of the 10 people who were killed in a Texas high school on Friday.
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Nine students and one teacher were killed at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles from downtown Houston, when a student opened fire. Another 10 people were injured.

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It won’t be a penalty, as Vincent has confirmed, if the player lowers his helmet not to initiate impact but to brace for it. That could make the rule even harder to officiate, with players colliding their helmets and a real-time decision being made regarding whether one was initiating it and whether the other was bracing for it.

Sperbeck originally signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Boise State last May. He was waived/injured in early August.

In four seasons at Boise State, Sperbeck made 224 receptions for 3,601 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Knox signed a reserve/futures contract in February. The former CFL player went to training camp with the Bucs in 2017, making three tackles and one special teams tackle in four preseason games.

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We expect him to be in the rotation, Girsch said, according to

Reyes, who missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, was outstanding in his latest minor league rehab start Saturday, when he had 13 strikeouts over 7 2/3 scoreless innings at Double-A Springfield. He has not allowed a run in his three minor league starts this year, striking out 31 over 16 innings.
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ESPN’s Keith Law rated Reyes as baseball’s No. 27 overall prospect earlier this year.

Saw some encouraging signs, Boone said. I didn’t think he had his David Schlemko Jersey split to get his chases with to put guys away, and that’s why it was a little bit of a grind for him.

Torres’ first multihomer game was the MLB-best 12th for the Yankees. The MLB single-season record of 24 individual multi-homer games is held by the 1961 Yankees and 1966 Braves. … The combined eight homers averaged 420 feet, according to MLB stats. The longest was Judge’s 436-footer, and the only under 415 feet was Hicks’ 369-footer.

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It’s hard to imagine the lowly White Sox dipping into their treasure trove of prospects to bring in Machado before he becomes a free agent, but they could make a play for him if he hits the open market. They reportedly expressed interest in him last winter as a way to jump-start their rebuilding project.

He’s an awesome player and an awesome person, said White Sox catcher Welington Castillo, who played alongside Machado last season with the Orioles. I think that’s why everybody is talking about him. Everybody sees because he’s been showing them every year, what he can do.

I see Cam as a guy that can be in the mid- to high-60s in the completion percentage, Turner said, via David Newton of

The Panthers moved into phase three of OTAs this week, which allows Newton to do more 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work against teammates. But through the individual work Turner has been able to do, he has been impressed. And he walked in the door with a high opinion of his new quarterback already.

To me, Cam is one of the three or four 鈥?if not THE hardest 鈥?guys to defend in the league, Turner said. Coaches spend extra time when they play against Cam Newton because he can beat you in so many different ways.

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Cardinals Rookie Christian Kirk Arrested on Multiple Charges in February

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk was arrested and charged with聽disorderly conduct and property damage聽in February, Kent Somers of reported Monday.
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In the previous season, Dalton targeted Mixon 34 times in the passing game, and he came up with 30 receptions for 287 yards. Expect that number to rise, especially if wideout John Ross fails to bounce back from a disappointing 2017.

The front office shipped defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the New England Patriots amid a trading frenzy during the offseason. He’s not going to leave the Cleveland Browns as a footnote, though. The 24-year-old contributed to the seventh-ranked run defense in yards allowed in 2017.

How will the Browns address the position next to impressive second-year defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi?

The Giants have not officially announced the addition, which likely will be accompanied by a corresponding move because the team is at max capacity on the 90-man offseason roster when counting the three remaining unsigned draft picks.
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A six-year NFL veteran, Lewis-Harris cast aside any ego in the name of opportunity by showing up to rookie minicamp for a tryout.

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Most were trying to break into the NFL. Lewis-Harris was trying to return to the league and is the only known tryout player who Andrej Sekera Jersey was upgraded to a tryout contract.

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Kurt Warner on NFL return: It’s time we say it’s over

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The former Rams and Cardinals quarterback made waves Monday night when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasting booth for Kurt Warner Day at Busch Stadium.

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This isn’t the first time Warner has floated the idea of an NFL comeback. When injuries struck Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, Warner told The Dan Patrick Show early in 2015, he would have considered rejoining the Cardinals during the 2014 season.

Among the items stolen was Smith’s team-issued iPad, which contained his Bears ‘ playbook.

The team told in a statement that the secure, password-protected iPad was immediately wiped, and there was no compromise of any Bears info.

In addition to the iPad, the list of items reported stolen includes Smith’s Rose Bowl and National Championship jerseys, his 2017 University of Georgia football helmet, and UGA Athlete of the Year trophy.

These items are of great sentimental value to him and were very hard to determine worth. It is possible those jerseys are worth up to $40,000 a piece due to Mr. Smith’s clout at UGA and soon in the NFL. However, Mr. Smith stated that those belongings are priceless to him, the police statement read.

Other stolen items included four pairs of Bose headphones, a Bose Bluetooth speaker, two watches (Michael Kors and KYBOE), a pair of sunglasses (Costa), and a pair of Nike athletic shoes.

Dolphins sign 13 undrafted college free agents

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This is a great fit, because the Jets needed the most complete and ready starter from this year’s QB class. Darnold’s arm, accuracy and athleticism form a near-polished product. He’ll have a good shot to start over Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater in Year 1. He also carries the it factor for the spotlight of New York. He can succeed where Mark Sanchez halfway failed.

The Browns got their future top Fred Biletnikoff Womens Jersey passer at No. 1 and were bound to improve their pass defense here. Instead of adding to their edge rush, they go for the draft’s best cover corner to help make bigger plays on the back end. Ward complements Jamar Taylor and new nickel back T.J. Carrie.

We are satisfied the club addressed the matter in a timely, thorough and appropriate manner, the league said, via There will be no further action by the league office.

The team did not specify the reason for Brandon’s departure after more than 20 years with the team. The Buffalo News reported that Brandon resigned amid an internal investigation regarding workplace misconduct.

While no discipline was imposed on Brandon or the Bills, other NFL teams may not be inclined to give Brandon a landing spot, given the current climate. He worked for two Major League Baseball teams 鈥?the Yankees and the Marlins 鈥?before joining the Bills in 1997.

The Ravens have struck out at tight end in recent years, and they lost Benjamin Watson to New Orleans, but they made a move to fill the void by selecting Hurst in the first round.