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Corey Widmer may be the exception, but he’s willing to be the vocal exception.
The former Giants middle linebacker, who played eight years in the NFL, recently turned down an invitation to be enshrined in the Montana Football Hall of Fame because he’s so disturbed by what the game he once played did to him and countless others. So for him, all the pain present and future isn’t worth the money and the glory in his past.
Widmer described physical and emotional symptoms consistent with other former players dealing with brain injuries, and he’s fearful for what is to come.
“I’m 49 years old, depressed to the Nth degree but have a lot of money . . . and some people might say it’s still worth it. I just tell them to watch what they wish for,” Widmer said. “If someone could’ve explained all of this to me when I was 14, I would’ve given it all back in a heartbeat. I would’ve wished for something else.
“The 6-foot-2, 260-pound canary in the coal mine has died. Maybe having been in the coal mine is the only way to really get the point across.”
While many former players are willing to acknowledge the benefits of the sport — including financial — Widmer no longer feels comfortable with the trade-off. And he’s willing to walk away from any recognition of his playing career to underscore his point.
Koetter said Winston talked to Brett Favre and other former quarterbacks this offseason, looking for any tips to keep him healthy over the long haul of the season.
“I talked to Jameis and I know he’s put in a lot of study in the offseason and a lot of time,” Koetter said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I just think the main thing that he learned last year is it’s hard to make it through a 16-game season at any position without having your body nicked up. He’d been blessed in his career to have never had many injuries, and he had some significant injuries last year and he did a great job of trying to play through it.
“I think he did some research with some veteran quarterbacks on how to get through those injuries, and I know he’s doing a great job of taking care of his body. These guys come into the league and they’ve just always been better than everybody, and now they’re playing against all elite players. I mean, Jameis has always been a winner and we haven’t won. I know Jameis will always do whatever it takes to help our team win.”
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Williams hit a tiebreaking solo homer as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Scott Kingery homered for the first time in his career and Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies.
The win makes it that much better, Kingery said.
After Barnhart’s homer tied it at 3-3 in the third, Carlos Santana’s RBI double and Maikel Franco’s sacrifice fly in the bottom half put the Phillies ahead 5-3.
Scooter Gennett lined an RBI double in the fourth and Billy Hamilton drove in the tying run with an infield single in the sixth. Hamilton tried to score from second base on reliever Adam Morgan’s wild pitch, but catcher Jorge Alfaro threw to the pitcher covering the plate in time for the out.
What an athletic play, Kapler said.
The Reds opened the scoring in the first when Adam Duvall walked with the bases loaded, but Ben Lively pitched out of the jam. Barnhart lined out to shortstop and Phillip Ervin and Cliff Pennington struck out.
It was a big opportunity and we weren’t able to tack on, Reds manager Bryan Price said. It was a chance to put up a big number and nothing really went our way after that.
Franco finished with six RBI after just missing another homer when his two-run double hit high off the left-center field wall. He has driven in 10 runs in the past two games.
Santana’s shot to deep right field was his 1,000th career hit.
Manager Gabe Kapler has been impressed with his team’s patient approach at the plate. Philadelphia’s hitters walked six times and saw 200 pitches.
We’ve been grinding out at-bats and great things happened, Kapler said.
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Marlins left-hander Dillon Peters (1-1) gave up nine runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. Miami catcher Bryan Holaday tossed a perfect eighth, fanning cleanup hitter Rhys Hoskins on a 62 mph pitch to end the inning and earn smiles from teammates in the dugout.
Franco’s Jason Smith Jersey homer in the first made it 5-1. Altherr’s drive in the third extended the lead to 9-1. He was 1 for 19 this season before putting one in the seats in left.
I’m seeing the ball really good, feel really comfortable and just trying to get deeper in the count and hit a good pitch, Franco said.
Giancarlo Stanton’s Big Apple debut went dramatically different than he and Austin Pettis Jersey Yankees fans had hoped, as his five-strikeout performance drew boos late in the Bronx Bombers’ home-opening win.
You put up a performance like that, you should get some boos, Stanton said at his locker to a horde of reporters following his 0-for-5 afternoon.
Gregorius finished the game 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double. He also drove in a career-high eight RBIs. He’s the first Yankees player to have a two-homer, eight-RBI game since Alex Rodriguez had three home runs and 10 RBIs against the Los Angeles Angels in 2005.
He picked me up, Stanton said of Gregorius. That’s what a cleanup hitter does — clean up the garbage in front of you.
Despite Stanton’s shoddy statistical showing, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t stressing over the down day.
I like when the big boy doesn’t get any and we’re able to score 11, Boone said. Because there’s going to be a lot of days when we hop on his back. And being that kind of day, I actually thought he looked OK at the plate. He was close on a couple. He almost clipped a couple on the balls he fouled off.
So just one of those days when you’re a big-time slugger like that, there will be days like that. The fact that we’re still able to roll out 11, I don’t even blink at it.
The Patriots likely need to add another receiver, and veterans such as Jordan Matthews, Jeremy Maclin, and Eric Decker are still available and can be had for cheap. But now the Patriots are loaded with draft picks, and can make a play for a quarterback in the first round.
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Elite Mens John Miller Jersey In 18 years under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, only three Patriots receivers have achieved 1,000 yards in their first season with the club: Randy Moss and Wes Welker in 2007, and Brandin Cooks in 2017. Moss became a first ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer this year. Welker will likely enter the Patriots Hall of Fame one day. Yet Cooks, for his 65 catches, 1,082 yards, and seven touchdowns, was shipped out of town after his one season in New England, traded to the Rams on Tuesday for the rough equivalent of a late first/early second-round pick.
The Seattle Seahawks released quarterback Trevone Boykin Tuesday after an alleged domestic assault on his his girlfriend.
His girlfriend, whose broken jaw was wired shut, spoke exclusively to WFAA. She said she was at his home in Mansfield, Texas, last Tuesday night, and a argument broke out over a text message on her phone that Boykin wanted to see.
Game Womens Vontaze Burfict Jersey That’s kind of how it came down is that his knee wasn’t as… he still has some recovery to do. Bridgewater missed the entire 2016 season after he shredded his knee in practice on a non-contact play weeks ahead of the regular season. He was finally cleared to return in Week 10 of last season but only threw two passes in spot duty. When I watched him in practice he moved well, I didn’t see limitations, but from what I (was) told, there was some, Zimmer said. Bridgewater signed a one-year, $6-million deal with the New York Jets on March 13 that will likely see him back up Josh McCown. The Vikings, in turn, signed Cousins to a Julius Peppers Womens Jersey fully guaranteed three-year, $84-million contract. Copyright 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Pirates: Placed RHP Joe Musgrove on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 30 with a muscle strain in his right shoulder. Pittsburgh director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Musgrove, part of the Cole trade, will be shut down for several days. Steven Brault will start in place of Musgrove on Thursday against Cincinnati. … SS Jordy Mercer left in the sixth inning with discomfort in his right hand.
Well, as ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. sees it in his latest mock draft, it’ll be UCLA’s Josh Rosen.
Moments before, Pillar, who reached base on a one-out single, had stolen second and third base against the often deliberate-to-the-plate Yankees reliever Dellin Betances.
As Betances got into his stretch windup while up two strikes on Ngoepe, an idea flashed into Pillar’s head.
I felt like they weren’t holding me on. They were playing back, Pillar said. They were playing to get the hitter out, and I got a pretty big walking lead.
I started jumping up and down to see if I could get [Betances’] attention.
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Colin Moran’s name will forever be entwined with Gerrit Cole’s whether the new Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman likes it or not. It simply comes with the territory when you’re part of the trade that sends a franchise cornerstone out of town.
Moran did little during spring training to hint at the power potential the Pirates saw in him when they made him part of the deal that sent Cole to Houston in January. Even as Pittsburgh led the Grapefruit League in homers, he failed to go deep even once.
Then Moran swung at a full-count fastball from Minnesota’s Lance Lynn with the bases loaded in the first inning on Monday. A minute later he was taking a curtain call after the first grand slam of his young career helped the Pirates edge the Minnesota Twins 5-4 to give the franchise just its third 4-0 start in 35 years
Minnesota rallied for four runs in the sixth off Taillon and three relievers then put the tying base on in the seventh and eighth but couldn’t pull even. George Kontos worked a perfect ninth for his second career save with usual closer Felipe Rivero unavailable after finishing up both ends of a doubleheader on Sunday in Detroit.
They put the barrel on us a little bit but we got the outs we needed, Hurdle said.
We’re going to look back at this particular time in history as being a transitional moment for the city, Snyder said. We’re a city that was known as the entertainment capital of the world. I think 10 years from now, we’re going to look back and see that this was the turning point for it to become the sports entertainment capital of the world. I’ve said many times that this stadium, over time, will become the most successful stadium in the world.
It’s still a year or two away before the Raiders arrive in Vegas. Aug. 1, 2020, is targeted for completion of the stadium. Bernhard and McCallum, a pair of Las Vegas dads who became friends during the process, each have visions of opening night.
Someday, Napoleon is going to walk hand-and-hand with his four daughters into that stadium, and I’m going to walk in with my two daughters, Bernhard said. There will be six daughters and two daddies, and we’ll say, ‘Your daddies played a little role in all of this.’
McCallum wants to see local talent on the field before the first game. He’d also like to catch a punt with one hand, like he used to do in past fan appreciation days for the Raiders.
Then, to top it off, Bruno Mars, McCallum said. That’s how you open a stadium.
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph proclaimed Paxton Lynch the backup to Case Keenum, but the team continues to look at the top quarterback prospects in the draft.
General Manager John Elway was among the team personnel to attend Pro Days for Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen the past two days. Elway won’t attend Josh Allen’s Pro Day at Wyoming, but team scouts will, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports, and the Broncos have a private workout scheduled with Sam Darnold.
With Keenum in the fold, the Broncos aren’t forced to take a quarterback. But the option is there if they like one of the top prospects.
The Green Bay Packers hosted receiver Jordan Matthews on a free-agent visit Thursday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter . Matthews, a former second-round pick, spent last season with the Buffalo Bills producing his worst output to date as he caught 25 passes for 282 yards with one touchdown through 10 games. The 25-year-old had his best year in 2015 when he made 85 catches for 997 yards with eight touchdowns for the Philadelphia Eagles . The Packers Ryan Johansen Authentic Jersey said goodbye to Jordy Nelson this offseason, leaving an opening for a new starting receiver in their offense.
The Browns botched a trade for McCarron at the trade deadline October 31. Jackson was the Bengals’ offensive coordinator when McCarron went 2-2 in 2015 as the starter for an injured Dalton.
But when they had a chance to acquire him in free agency, the Browns instead traded for Taylor.
It’s been a good offseason for the Cleveland Browns so far. One could even argue the team had the most productive month in the NFL in March.
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Cleveland has +6600 (66-to-1) odds at winning the Lombardi Trophy in February on the site. That’s the same chance Bovada is giving Washington, the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills . The Jets are the extreme long shot at +10000 (100-to-1).
Andre Smith might be beyond his days as a top tackle, but he’s still useful.
The Cardinals obviously think so, as they just signed him to a two-year, $8 million deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Jaguars rewarded Hurns with a four-year contract extension worth up to $40 million in June 2016. Injuries limited the 26-year-old to 19 games over the past two seasons, leading to Jacksonville releasing him Tuesday.聽
B/R NFL 1000 Scouts had Hurns ranked as the No. 33 outside wide receiver for the 2017 season with an overall grade of 65 out of 100:
As the Jags’ possession receiver, Hurns is used often over the middle, against zone coverage and on third downs. He’s a trustworthy route-runner who catches mostly everything within his reach. He’s not going to get deep, but he’s a solid contested-catch receiver outside and a physical asset in the slot, especially in the red zone.
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Suh is an Oregon native who starred at Nebraska before joining the Lions as the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. He became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history at the time of his six-year, $114 million free-agent deal with the Dolphins.
Suh has repeatedly drawn the ire of opponents and officials with physical play on the edge of legality, yet his only NFL suspension was a two-game ban in 2011 during his second season for stomping on Packers lineman Evan Smith.
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As expected, Russell Wilson’s week-long stint with the Yankees progressed to game action against the Braves on Friday. Wilson pinch hit for Yankees star Aaron Judge in the bottom of the fifth inning and faced Braves pitcher Max Fried in a five-pitch plate appearance.
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Human life, racial equality,聽rectifying educational and justice systems, and the safety of our children at school? All bigger than sports.
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Garland signed with the Falcons in 2015, but got his first NFL contract from the Broncos in 2010. He spent two years serving his military commitment to the Air Force and made his NFL debut in eight games for Denver in 2014. He’s ed in every game for the Falcons the last two seasons and made the first four starts of his career after Andy Levitre was shut down with a triceps injury late in the year.
Garland ed defensive line in college and has made cameos on that side of the ball in the NFL as well.
Levitre is expected back with the team after he took a pay cut earlier this month, but it’s clear the Falcons value Garland as a backup based on the high bar they’re asking other teams to clear if they want to sign him away.
Miami released the five-time All-Pro three years into the six-year, $114 million contract they signed him to in 2015. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Detroit Lions.
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New Lions coach Matt Patricia is set to add a new piece to his defense on Wednesday.
Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that the Lions have agreed to terms with linebacker Devon Kennard. It is set to be a three-year deal with a total value of $18.75 million.
Former NFL guard Evan Mathis is parting ways with a prized Mickey Mantle baseball card that, once sold, is expected to set an auction record.
Eric Berry of the Chiefs makes $13 million per year at the top of the market for safeties.
According to multiple reports, the Giants have given Jones the second-round restricted free agent tender. That comes with a $2.941 million salary that is considerably less than they’d be paying Richburg if he remained in town.
Jones came to the Giants in 2015 after two years in the CFL and he made his first start the next year. He made 13 more starts last season and is set to make many more for a line that remains in need of improvements this offseason.
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According to Bryant McFadden of CBSSports.com, the Jets are nearing a deal with Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
He’ll definitely get to or past $30 million per year in new money. The real question is whether he’ll cross that threshold in total value from signing.
Another question is whether he’ll end up with a short-term deal like Cousins, with a full guarantee and none of the non-guaranteed, below-market, back-end numbers that Rodgers has been laboring under for the past couple of seasons.
The Jets got the ball rolling on free agency with some big moves on Tuesday and continued their work on a lower level with the start of the new league year drawing closer.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the team has tendered restricted free agent safety Rontez Miles. It’s the lowest of the three tenders, which means Miles will make $1.9 million and the Jets won’t get any compensation if they choose not to match an offer sheet from another team.
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And then I would tell you that Jimmy really impressed Kyle, to the point that he said, This is our guy.
The trade for Garoppolo doesn鈥檛 get made without Shanahan being on board with the decision.
Nevertheless, Shanahan coached Cousins in Washington and succeeded with the now Minnesota Vikings signal caller.
Acquiring Garoppolo meant closing the door on Cousins and it took some time for Shanahan to completely move on from the idea that had lingered for some time.
The way Garoppolo played in those five starts likely assuaged any lingering concerns Shanahan may have had as well.
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Nelson has posted a 1,000 yards receiving four times in his tenure in Green Bay and recorded double-digit touchdowns on three separate occasions. However, he caught just 53 passes for 482 yards and six touchdown with the Packers last year. It was one of his least productive seasons with the team since emerging as a top target in 2011, though Aaron Rodgers missing a sizable chunk of the year due to injury certainly ed a part as well.
With the type Ferguson Jenkins Womens Jersey of money being thrown at receivers the last few days, it’s not a surprise that Nelson would feel confident he could find a better paycheck elsewhere in the NFL. He begins that search with a visit to the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.
With the Jets, Johnson hopes to be a part of one the best secondaries in the league. When Johnson signed, other members of the Jets鈥?defensive backfield immediately reached out, including Morris Claiborne, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.聽