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Texans WR Will Fuller breaks his collarbone in practice

cheap jerseys Osweiler already had a good feeling about the Texans. However, he also understood that, because of timing, he’d never have a chance to meet with any of the team’s decision makers before potentially signing a deal. So he grinned as O’Brien pushed his team in the midst of grueling practices. He nodded in approval when the coach emphasized his lofty expectations. This was critical research for a player who already had quizzed former Texans and diligently studied the Houston offense because, as Osweiler recently said, “There was definitely a lot of faith involved in this.” Faith truly is the operative word when assessing Osweiler’s presence in Houston. The Texans are betting a player who started all of seven games in four NFL seasons can be the answer to the endless quarterback problems that have plagued them for years. Osweiler is gambling that his career is better off with…

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New England Patriots will visit White House on April 19

cheap jerseys He was barred from this year’s NFL Scouting Combine under a conduct policy, but has made the rounds since then, meeting with the Broncos, Raiders and Chargers, among other clubs. Lions GM Bob Quinn said at the combine that Mixon was on Detroit’s draft board. Per the Herald, Patriots owner Robert Kraft declined to address Mixon specifically this week, but said his policy on domestic violence goes back to 1996, when he demanded a Patriots draft pick, Christian Peter, be released days after the draft when he learned of domestic-violence allegations against Peter. OLE is simplifying and elevating the fan experience by handling every aspect of their Houston trip including seat selections, air travel, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and access to VIP events throughout the weekend. As the sole provider of Super Bowl LI experiences within the stadium grounds, OLE is the official way to attend Super Bowl…

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Vance Joseph insists Broncos team ‘isn’t broken’

wholesale jerseys Measuring the best pass-rushing defenses has long been a challenge for NFL analysts across the field. Obviously, there is the simple counting of sacks, but that leaves out the plays in which pressure and disruption rain down on the quarterback, which also carry great importance even if the defenders don’t get home. Many analytics sites do excellent work charting hours of game film to record and tally instances where they believe a quarterback is under pressure. However, with the Next Gen Stats data gleaned from the tracking chips in the players’ shoulder pads, we are now able to objectively measure just how far away opposing pass rushers are from the quarterback when they look to deliver their passes. In the latest edition of the Next Gen Stats rankings, we’ll reveal who were the Top-10 teams at creating pressure by their pass rushers’ average raw yards of distance from…

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Cleveland Browns release veteran QB Josh McCown

Colquitt joined the Browns in 2016 on a single-year deal following his release from the Denver Broncos and after the Browns traded former punter Andy Lee to Carolina. He set a team single-season record with a net average of 40.31 yards and he made 22 punts inside the 20-yard line. “I am thrilled,” Colquitt said per the team’s official site. “My family couldn’t be happier. We love the organization and the fans. From Jimmy and Dee Haslam to Sashi (Brown) to the coaching staff with Hue (Jackson) and of course Tabes (Chris Tabor), this is a great place to work. The Browns are a class act. I want to thank the organization for giving me this opportunity.” But the Browns were in no hurry to trade picks in last year’s draft, and they certainly had more than enough leverage to do it. Cleveland made 14 draft picks last year, giving…

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New England Patriots will visit White House on April 19

cheap jerseys In what would be considered his breakout year in 2016, Gillislee rushed for 577 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and eight total touchdowns. He was only targeted 11 times in the passing game but caught nine of those balls for 50 yards and another score. A former member of the Miami Dolphins, Gillislee was picked 164th overall by the Dolphins in 2013. Gillislee, who is a strong north-and-south runner, defies some expectations. Though he is not on the heavier side for running backs, he packs a strong punch and is relentless in the red zone. He would not be a one-for-one replacement for someone like LeGarrette Blount if Blount’s contractual stalemate with the Patriots continues. Asked about the potential pitfalls facing young players in Las Vegas due to the Raiders’ future relocation, Goodell pointed to the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. “I think we have an obligation to do…

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Supreme Court ruling on trademarks expected to help Redskins

Scot McCloughan was fired by the Washington Redskins in March, a move that ended a brief run with the team that began with optimism and ended under a cloud of rumors and suspicion. McCloughan is no longer tied to the ‘Skins, so why not do something with what we presume is a sizable amount of team merch? McCloughan’s visual trademark with Washington was a camouflage Redskins cap, and that’s one of the items he’s now put up for auction on eBay. In his opinion for the court, Justice Samuel Alito rejected arguments that trademarks are government speech, not private speech. Alito also said trademarks are not immune from First Amendment protection as part of a government program or subsidy. Tam insisted he was not trying to be offensive, but wanted to transform a derisive term into a statement of pride. The Redskins also contend their name honors American Indians, but…

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Kendall Wright ready to be ‘free’ of Tennessee Titans

cheap nfl jerseys The 30-year-old is coming off a torn rotator cuff and hip injury that required surgery last year and relegated him to just three games in his final season with the Jets. Potentially adding Decker would be an intriguing move for an overhauled Titans pass-catching corps. The Titans drafted wideouts Corey Davis in the first round and cheap jerseys and Taywan Taylor in the third round of the draft. If Tennessee adds Decker, it would give quarterback Marcus Mariota even more firepower for a much-improved passing attack in his third season. So there you go. From Elvin Bethea to Earl Campbell to Marcus Mariota, that’s some lineage with this club. Although I’m not sure how celebrated the old Oilers are in Tennessee. It reminds me of a time I talked to Jack Youngblood (you are pot-committed on my humblebrags and name-dropping now) and he said it was strange…

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Cowboys rookies bounce back in win over Buccaneers

Tampa Bay has run off five straight wins to take control of their own destiny in the NFC wild-card race. They currently hold the No. 2 wild-card spot if the season ended today, and are also in a tie with the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC South lead. The Falcons currently own the division based on tiebreakers. The Saints’ playoff chances are slim to none with slim basically having left town following Sunday’s loss in Tampa. Five teams currently sit ahead of the Saints in the race for the last wild-card spot, the only ticket to the postseason still available to them. This has quietly been an excellent offseason for the Buccaneers’ defense. After retaining coordinator Mike Smith, who had head coaching looks, the team pivots toward a dominant presence against the run and pass. Baker has played in at least 14 games each year since the 2012 season. Baker…

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Los Angeles Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher

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Seattle Seahawks sign ex-Vikings kicker Blair Walsh

With Trevone Boykin’s legal trouble and the lack of experience behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks are in the market for a veteran backup quarterback. Adding Kaepernick as an insurance policy is logical for both sides. The quarterback has the support of the major players in Seattle’s locker room and could fit in the run-based offense if he needed to play due to injury to Wilson. It might not happen right now, but Kaepernick signing in Seattle at some point this summer makes the most sense of any potential landing spot for the quarterback. Peterson is an interesting fit for the Seahawks, who, despite favoring a brand of power football, still run many of their plays from the shotgun — a slightly less favorable starting point for Peterson than a straightforward I formation or single back formation where the quarterback is under center. A nice explainer from the Star-Tribune in Minnesota…