1 of 35 View 35 Items Nick Wass, FR67404 AP Baltimore Ravens free safety Eric Weddle celebrates after running an intercepted pass back for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) A total of 79 players with Utah ties are on NFL rosters as the end of May nears and OTAs are going on throughout the league. By comparison, there were 90 local players on NFL rosters around mid-May in 2017, including 35 rookies. This year, only 14 rookies currently find themselves in the league. In 2016, there were 75 locals on NFL rosters around this time, while there were 70 Utah ties in the league in mid-May 2015. Here’s a breakdown of those 79 players (they can count towards multiple categories): — 28 who played at the University of Utah (down from 40 last year) — 18 who played at BYU (down from 19 last year) — 16 who played at Utah State (down from 18 last … [Read more...] about The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties, late spring 2018 edition
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Staff and news services Updated 7:16 pm, Friday, May 25, 2018 Civil rights activists protested outside NFL headquarters Friday, calling on team owners to overturn their new national anthem policy and urging a boycott of the league and its sponsors. About 50 people gathered at the midtown Manhattan office building for a rally organized by National Action Network, a civil rights nonprofit. Kirsten John Foy, the group’s northeast regional director, was the first of 10 speakers who took turns during the 40-minute demonstration to criticize NFL team owners and President Trump. “Our demand is that the NFL reverse that immoral and unconstitutional decision,” Foy said. Sports Channel Now Playing: Now Playing The Line Ep. 27: A Pair of Game 6's in the NBA Conference Finals + Stanley Cup Finals Preview Sports Illustrated The Line: Best Bets For Memorial Day Weekend Sports Illustrated Where To Put Your Money For The NBA Conference Finals … [Read more...] about Civil rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit Lions sign third-rounder Tracy Walker, last of NFL draft picks Walker, the 82nd overall pick of last month's draft, led Louisiana-Lafayette with 97 tackles last season Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press Published 5:55 p.m. ET May 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Meet Detroit Lions third-round pick Tracy Walker Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Louisiana-Lafayette defensive back Tracy Walker (No. 23). File photo Fullscreen Louisiana-Lafayette's Tracy Walker breaks up a pass intended for Texas … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions sign third-rounder Tracy Walker, last of NFL draft picks
It's the first day back from spring break and, as undergraduates in shorts and sundresses loll on the lawn outside, three Tulane football players are seated around a U-shaped table in a small meeting room. With marker in hand, sports agent Martin Fischman stands before them at a whiteboard and poses a question:"Ribbon sells for 19 cents a yard. How much will you save by buying 30 yards for $5?"There was no such scene in "Jerry Maguire," the 1996 movie that shaped many sports fans' perceptions of NFL agents. But here, on the second floor of Tulane's student union, the 34-year-old Fischman, a real-life Jerry Maguire, doubles as teacher, coach and cheerleader in leading a 40-minute test-prep session for the Wonderlic exam, which three of his clients will take the next morning as part of Tulane's pro day for prospective NFL employers.Working from a stack of sample tests, Fischman gives examples of the types of math, vocabulary and reasoning questions that defensive tackle Sean Wilson and … [Read more...] about ‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest.
ORLANDO — It would have helped Pat Shurmur to have NFL tape of Davis Webb playing quarterback to have a better handle on whether the Giants even needed to draft a QB at No. 2 overall. But Shurmur doesn’t have that, through no fault of his own, so he’s doing the next best thing: evaluating Webb’s college tape in comparison to the members of this year’s class, then giving Webb one more opportunity in a pre-draft minicamp to wow Giants brass before they enter the war room. “As I was watching this year’s quarterbacks, I went back and watched (Webb’s) college film to compare him to the guys coming out this year, and I went back and revisited my notes from (scouting) him (for the Minnesota Vikings) a year ago. We had him rated highly,” Shurmur said Tuesday morning at the NFL coaches breakfast at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes. “The unfortunate thing for me is that there’s just not a lot of him playing football in a Giants … [Read more...] about How Giants will evaluate talent they already have in QB Davis Webb ahead of NFL draft
Wide receiver Danny Amendola won’t be catching any more touchdowns from Tom Brady. David J. Phillip AP Wide receiver Danny Amendola won’t be catching any more touchdowns from Tom Brady. David J. Phillip AP Dolphins In Depth Armando Salguero brings you the latest about the Miami Dolphins Armando Salguero Day before the start of NFL free agency: It didn’t stink for the Miami Dolphins By Armando Salguero [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story March 13, 2018 07:44 PM Two for the price of one. That’s one way the Miami Dolphins might sell their acquisition of the two receivers acquired so far to take the place of Jarvis Landry. Landry’s trade to the Cleveland Browns will become official after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. And that will put a close to the soap opera that has played out between Landry and the Dolphins over the past year . Then it will be a new … [Read more...] about Day before the start of NFL free agency: It didn’t stink for the Miami Dolphins
By Ryan Kartje | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterMarch 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm Josh Rosen is too arrogant. Baker Mayfield has a bad attitude. Lamar Jackson shouldn’t play quarterback. By now, as NFL draft season kicks into high gear, you’ve probably heard these assertions about the draft’s top passers more than once. They’ve been bandied about the internet for months, aggregated and re-aggregated, broken down by in-studio analysts, whispered by anonymous scouts, then rebutted, to no avail, by the players themselves, before the process starts over. Welcome, again, to the NFL draft echo chamber! Where nuance is frowned upon and film study is optional. The reality is that, no matter how ridiculous, these perceptions of Rosen, Mayfield, Jackson, and so many others have become an inextricable part of the draft conversation. In this social media era, one tailor-made for a gossipy event like the draft, that conversation can be deafening. Whether these assertions … [Read more...] about Kartje: Josh Rosen trying to avoid the noise of NFL draft rumor mill
The Chiefs and Redskins managed to divert attention from Super Bowl LII with the news the Chiefs are shipping quarterback Alex Smith to Washington come March 14, when the 2018 league year kicks off. Surely the league wants all eyes on the Eagles and Patriots as they prepare for Sunday’s season finale at U.S. Bank Stadium, but the NFL is one giant reality show, and new plot lines are introduced at the most unexpected times. The major trade — the Chiefs reportedly will receive a 2018 third-round draft pick and third-year cornerback Kendall Fuller, the younger brother of Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller — doesn’t directly affect the Bears, but the quarterback market is always worth monitoring and there is a trickle-down effect that certainly involves those at Halas Hall. Here are five factors to keep in mind: 1. Obviously, the Bears want as many quarterbacks as possible to come off the draft board in April before they pick at No. 8. The Browns — who hired former … [Read more...] about How the Alex Smith trade affects the Bears and the rest of NFL
It seems like a given that Bill Belichick is the greatest NFL coach of all time.Search Google and you’ll find plenty of stories telling you so. Some even anoint him the best coach ever in any sport in this country’s history.But we might just want to tap the brakes, because Vince Lombardi’s case remains strong.Let’s start by saying that Belichick is exceptional, extraordinary, transcendent, whatever superlative you choose.His abilities to identify opponents’ strengths and weaknesses, and to find ways to take away what they do best and exploit their soft spots, is off the charts. His New England Patriots teams almost always play good defense even when their personnel isn’t that good.But let’s not let time dim Lombardi’s standing, either. RELATED: Packers make coaching hire, await Darren Perry decision DOUGHERTY: Packers could make free-agent splash at tight end RELATED: Mike Pettine brings track record of … [Read more...] about Dougherty: Bill Belichick the best NFL coach ever? Not so fast
The journey toward 1,000 yards rushing for C.J. Anderson began on two skinny wheels that zoomed down highways outside Denver. The Broncos running back, inspired by advice from his position coach, Eric Studesville, took up road cycling during the offseason in an effort to last. The 26-year-old was coming off a truncated 2016 season in which he played only seven games before undergoing knee surgery. His body had betrayed him at other times during his first four seasons, too. So when Anderson revealed one of his individual goals for 2017 on the eve of Denver’s season opener, reaching 1,000 yards for the first time, it represented more than a lofty number. “I want to put a full 16 weeks together,” Anderson said in September. “I have some impactful plays in my career, and I want those for 16 weeks. I want to be consistent. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and I have huge goals. I’m excited to push that and make that next step and put myself where I feel like … [Read more...] about Broncos RB C.J. Anderson set his sights on playing a full season. Now he’s on the doorstep of an increasingly elusive milestone.