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," the veteran wide receiver said Sunday. "It's a thing that I feel when I play. I've still got it. I know I've got it. I've touched it here, but other days it bothers me."Thomas, entering his 10th NFL season but first with the New England Patriots, might be another tantalizing option for veteran quarterback Tom Brady if he is fully recovered from the second Achilles' tendon injury of his career. But Thomas was activated from the physically unable to perform list only a week ago, and with the preseason finale against the New York Giants on Thursday looming in the immediate future, time is short for him to prove his worth amid a position group seemingly laden with talent."I'm a little rusty, but that's what it's about," Thomas said. "Training camp is about trying to put out my best ball and see what I can do to help the squad."Thomas posted five consecutive seasons in a row with 1,000 or more receiving yards among his eight-plus years with the Denver Broncos.But he was dealt to the Houston Texans midway through the 2018 season and finished the year with his lowest statistical totals since 2011, catching 59 passes for 677 yards and scoring five touchdowns before suffering the Achilles' injury late in the season.The Patriots signed him to a one-year, $2.9 million contract in April, with only $150,000 in guaranteed money given the severity of his injury. But he was deemed ready to practice last week, although he did not see action in the Patriots' 10-3 victory Thursday over the Carolina Panthers.He said he has not been surprised by the quickness of his recovery, as it matched the timeframe of his first such injury in his second pro season."I don't think it's a crazy challenge and what people expect Womens Kyle Lauletta Jersey
," he said. "I just think it's a challenge of me just going out and continue to do what I've been doing my whole career. It's a tougher challenge because here, they expect more and it's a little different from where I've been. But I'll be all right."Thomas said he learns every day from Brady, the 42-year-old signal-caller and six-time Super Bowl champion, as well as from other receivers and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was the Broncos' head coach at the start of Thomas' career."I'm learning a lot," Thomas said. "Everything (Brady) tells me, I'm taking it in and it helps me out, just like with Coach McDaniels. Whatever they tell me, I try to take to the field. As a receiver, there are little things that you don't do so well and you want to do better, but you've still got guys around, from the running back room to defensive guys, to help out."The Patriots will have very tough decisions to make with their receiving corps in the next week. The release of veteran Maurice Harris on Sunday barely put a dent in a depth chart that includes Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman, recently-reinstated Josh Gordon, first-round draft choice N'Keal Harry Alec Ogletree Jersey
, veteran Phillip Dorsett and surprising undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers. Braxton Berrios, Gunner Olszewski and Damoun Patterson have also flashed promise, and veteran Cameron Meredith remains on the PUP list.Thomas said that all he can do is to concentrate upon establishing a rapport with Brady."I've played a little football, like 10 years, so it kind of helps," Thomas said. "Our main thing is being in the right spot and catching the ball right now. I've still got work to do, but it's getting better and better every day." There's been a lot of time spent in the New York Giants training camp deciding when rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will get a chance to play this season.Much will depend on how Eli Manning plays and whether the Giants can be competitive in their second season under Pat Shurmur.However, winning may depend more on the play of the defense in its second season under James Bettcher. It starts Sunday against the NFC East champion Cowboys in Dallas.The Giants allowed 412 points last season (5-11). They lost eight games by seven points, including five by three points or less. The defense allowed the winning points to be scored four times within the final 1:12.There've been a lot of changes in the offseason. Perennial Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins signed with the Redskins as a free agent. Linebacker and leading sacker Olivier Vernon was traded to Cleveland. Inside linebacker B.J. Goodson fell out of favor and was recently shipped to Green Bay.Safety Jabrill Peppers was acquired in the Odell Beckham Jr. deal, and safety Antoine Bethea and linebacker Markus Golden were signed as free agents. Tackle Dexter Lawrence II and cornerback DeAndre Baker were drafted in the first round, while linebacker Ryan Connolly and defensive backs Julian Love and Corey Ballentine were taken in later rounds.Second-year linebackers Tae Davis and Lorenzo Carter have moved into the starting lineup, joining four carryovers from last season led by linebacker Alec Ogletree and Janoris Jenkins."I think we're all waiting and we're anxious to see what we can do in a 60-minute football game," Bethea said. "Obviously, in preseason you get glimpses here and there, but you really don't get the full thing. Going on the road http://www.giantslockerroom.com/authentic-jonathan-stewart-jersey
, a hostile environment for our first test, it will be good for our defense."While the defense played well in the preseason, it had a bad habit of getting off to slow starts. The Jets and Sam Darnold raced down the field for a touchdown in the preseason opener and the Bears' second team offense drove against the Giants' top unit before settling for a field goal.Bettcher likes what he's seen in camp. This group has worked hard and gets annoyed when questioned about last year.The big question will be whether the 3-4 front can stop the run and put pressure on opposing quarterbacks. New York gave up an average of 118.6 yards rushing last season and finished with a paltry 30 sacks.Lawrence is a big body in the middle, but the Giants are hoping to keep teams guessing by moving him and tackles B.J. Hill and Dalvin Tomlinson up front."I can't tell you 100 percent as we sit here today who's going to be the sack leader, the disruptive player," Bettcher said. "To me, I kind of like that, because there is a little bit of unknown for people that are prepping for us. There's a lot of guys that have something to go play and prove and establish themselves. I think it's going to be exciting for me as I watch it from my position to see how it unfolds."NOTES: Right tackle Mike Remmers practiced fully Friday and should be ready for Sunday. The veteran missed Wednesday's practice because of an illness and a back problem. He was limited Thursday. "I feel great, ready to go," Remmers said Friday ... Shurmur plans to dress two quarterbacks against Dallas, Manning and Jones, the No. 6 pick overall in the draft. Veteran Alex Tanney will be inactive. ... Rookie WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) and TE Garrett Dickerson (quad) have been listed as out.
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, 9/5: Nathan Peterman appears on One Bills Live Today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills Links is highlighted by quarterback Nathan Peterman, who spent some time with John Murphy and Steve Tasker on One Bills Live. It is a worthwhile listen as Peterman talks about his experience with the Bills, what it was like being named the starter, and what the preparation has been like for the Baltimore Ravens. Today’s links also include updates on the captains for the 2018 season, more information on the Ravens, and much more.Nathan Peterman: "Helping the team win is my goal" - BuffaloBills.comBills QB Nathan Peterman discussed being named the starter Zay Jones Jerseys Stitched
, his preparation for the season opener versus the Ravens, and working with OC Brian Daboll.7 things to know about the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills' Week 1 opponent | NewYorkUpstate.comThe Ravens will host the Bills in Week 1.Bills name their 2018 captains | WGR 550 SportsRadioPair of offensive, defensive and special teams representatives make up the captaincies.Reports: Bills to host three free agents on Tuesday | WGR 550 SportsRadioPaxton Lynch, Breshad Perriman,and Nate Orchard are all reported to be in Buffalo on Tuesday.NFL week 1: Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens preview and analysis (video) | NewYorkUpstate.comNYUP.com Bills beat reporter Matt Parrino is joined by Pennlive.com Ravens beat reporter Aaron Kasinitz to preview Bills vs. Ravens.Bills season outlook: QB issue looms Robert Foster Jersey
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, Kyle Williams - Buffalo Rumblings No QB as a captain for the Bills this season. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed long snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract.Ferguson was an exclusive rights free agent and returns for a fourth season with Buffalo upon signing the contract Monday.He was initially signed by the Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016 following four years at LSU. Ferguson spent his first season on Buffalo's practice squad before taking over the long-snapping job the following year.
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, RUSH (10), PASS (7).TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (9), PASS (18).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Bills rookie Josh Allen is one of two QBs in AFC with at least two rushing touchdowns and more than 700 yards passing (748). His three rushing TDs tied for lead among QBs. ... RB LeSean McCoy has 365 yards of offense and two touchdowns in three career games against Houston. ... TE Charles Clay has had at least 500 yards receiving in each of last five seasons. ... LB Lorenzo Alexander had sack in only meeting against Texans while with Redskins. ... DE Jerry Hughes has three tackles for losses, sack and forced fumble in past two games on road. ... CB Tre'Davious White has defended four passes in past three games. ... Rookie LB Tremaine Edmunds had eight tackles and forced fumble last week. He's fourth among rookies with 38 tackles. ... LB Matt Milano had 10 tackles and fumble recovery last week. ... Rookie CB Taron Johnson had first career interception last week. ... K Stephen Hauschka made 46-yard field goal to win game vs. Titans. ... Houston has won last two games in OT after 0-3 start. ... QB Deshaun Watson has thrown for 375 yards or more in three straight games. He's only player in NFL history with 1,500 yards passing (1,621) and 200 yards rushing (201) through first five games. ... RB Lamar Miller is expected to return after sitting out last week with chest injury. He had 141 yards of offense in last game against Buffalo while with Miami. ... RB Alfred Blue had 73 yards receiving and 46 yards rushing last week in first start of season. ... WR Will Fuller has six TD receptions in last eight home games. ... Rookie WR Keke Coutee has 160 yards receiving in two games this season and scored first career touchdown vs. Dallas. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney has 10 tackles for losses and 6 1/2 sacks in seven career games against AFC. He has six tackles for losses in last three games and ranks second in NFL with 43 tackles for losses since 2016. ... DE J.J. Watt is tied for NFL lead with six sacks. Watt had 80-yard interception return for touchdown in last game against Bills in Houston. ... CB Kareem Jackson had interception last week to give him franchise-record 15 in career. ... Fantasy tip: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins had nine catches for 151 yards against Dallas. He leads NFL with 594 yards receiving and has six games with 150 yards receiving or more since 2014. The Bills hold the No. 40 and No. 74 overall picks in the second and third rounds. Here’s the estimated time."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftNewsBuffalo Bills NFL Draft Coverage2019 NFL Draft: What time will the Buffalo Bills be on the clock Friday? New,8commentsThe Bills hold the No. 40 and No. 74 overall picks in the second and third rounds. Here’s the estimated time. EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: What time will the Buffalo Bills be on the clock Friday? After a successful first day of the 2019 NFL Draft, where the Buffalo Bills added an instant playmaker to their defense in defensive tackle Ed Oliver with the No. 9 overall selection, Buffalo is back at it Friday in Nashville White Tre’Davious White Jersey
, Tennessee.The Bills have nine additional picks remaining, with two of those coming during Friday’s second and third rounds: one in the second round (No. 40 overall), and one in the third round pick No. 74). Buffalo also has two selections in the fourth round, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh, should general manager Brandon Beane feel like packaging some of those lower-round draft picks to trade back up in the draft. When are the Bills expected to make their picks Friday night? Here’s our best guess.Round 2 starts at 7 p.m. Eastern, with Round 3 to follow. Picks can take up to seven minutes in the second round, and five minutes in the third round. If the teams ahead of Buffalo use up the maximum amount of time (seven teams picking times seven minutes apiece), it will be 49 minutes from the start of the second round of the draft at 7 p.m. Eastern until the Bills pick in Round 2, putting Beane on the clock at approximately 7:49 p.m. EST.But on further analysis, Buffalo will be picking before that. Here’s what recent history has to say about when Buffalo will be on the clock for the second round:In 2018 Tre’Davious White Jersey 2019
, the Denver Broncos went on the clock around 7:35 p.m. EST to select SMU wide receiver Cortland Sutton. In 2017, the Carolina Panthers went on the clock around 7:45 p.m. EST to select Ohio State wide receiver Curtis Samuel. In 2016, the New York Giants went on the clock around 7:45 p.m. EST to draft Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard. In 2015, the Tennessee Titans went on the clock around 7:35 p.m. EST to draft Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.That means the Bills will probably be on the clock for their second-round pick sometime around 7:35/7:45 p.m. Eastern Friday and have their pick in soon after that. As for the third-round selection, assuming there isn’t a big break between rounds, if the teams ahead of Buffalo all use up their allotted five minutes (nine teams picking times five minutes apiece), it will be 45 minutes into the third round (if not sooner) when the Bills go on the clock for pick No. 74. That’s if they don’t trade up—something that’s a possibility given general manager Brandon Beane has shown a penchant for wheeling and dealing in the past. Stay tuned!
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, and you could see Sean McDermott in particular fall in love with their scrappy, aggressive nature. Tillery and Arcega-Whiteside in particular play opposite positions, but both play like their hair is on fire and their motor never runs cold. If the team were to go this direction, unlike last year, commentators would be talking about how ‘solid’ of a draft it was and how each player will walk in NFL-ready. The cornerback continues to battle injuries" NewsNotesBills Links, 8/11: E.J. Gaines’s trip to IR has the Bills making multiple roster movesNew,2commentsThe cornerback continues to battle injuriesEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Bills Links Thomas Sweeney Jersey Boys
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, who played for Sean McDermott with the Carolina Panthers, was signed by the Bills on Saturday, the team announced.Buffalo Bills add Captain Munnerlyn: 5 things to know about CB - newyorkupstate.comCaptain Munnerlyn adds plenty of experience to the Bills secondary.Buffalo Bills to place E.J. Gaines on IR: What it means for team - newyorkupstate.comSean McDermott recently said that Gaines would be out weeks with a groin injury.Seeing his first NFL action in three years, Bills’ Duke Williams stays upbeat despite down night – The Athletic"Sometimes it can be frustrating," the receiver said. "I know it's been a long road for me, so I know I want it as bad anybody else.” (Subscription required.)Josh Allen’s progress and Ed Oliver’s strong debut: 7 observations from the Bills’ preseason opener – The Athletic“Here's what we took away from the Bills' 24-16 win over the Colts in the first preseason game Thursday night.” (Subscription required.)Bills' Thompson is solidfying his bid to be the top backup behind Matt Milano | WGR 550 SportsRadio“Thompson is building on his late season appearances from last season”Bills Mailbag: What to make of Devin Singletary’s promising start – The Buffalo News"This week’s Bills Mailbag is loaded with questions about Devin Singletary’s showing in the preseason opener against Indianapolis, Stephen Hauschka’s struggles Thomas Sweeney Jersey Draft
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, and Vosean Joseph from the contest.Featured on Buffalo RumblingsBuffalo Bills sign offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney, defensive tackle Roderick Young - Buffalo RumblingsThe Bills made a flurry of moves to solidify their depth after their first preseason game.Buffalo Bills trade Eli Harold for rookie OL Ryan Bates - Buffalo RumblingsAdding another offensive lineman to the mix.Buffalo Bills signing former Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, per report - Buffalo RumblingsAnother former Panthers defensive back in the mix.Buffalo Bills place cornerback E.J. Gaines on injured reserve, per Marcel Louis-Jacque and Field Yates - Buffalo RumblingsThe oft-injured corner is dealing with an injured groin.
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, but the deal was rescinded last Friday and Roberts was placed on waivers instead.Now Roberts will be headed to one of Detroit’s divisional rivals instead. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Packers have claimed Roberts and added him to their 90-man roster.The Packers did not have to make a corresponding move because they held a spot open after waiving running back Kapri Bibbs last week.Roberts was set to join the Patriots in exchange for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick after the two teams agreed on trade terms last week, but the Lions announced the deal was off on Friday afternoon. Roberts was a 2017 fourth-round pick by the Lions and caught 13 passes in his two seasons with the team.He joins a depth chart topped by Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan and third-round pick Jace Sternberger. The Packers also recently claimed Pharoah McKever off of waivers from the Jaguars. Daily news and links for Tuesday" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhitePats Pulpita New England Patriots communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpPatriots NewsOpinion and AnalysisContribute!About the SiteTopicsPatriotsOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementFiled under:Patriots NewsNew England Patriots LinksNew England Patriots links 5/28/19 - Starting TE still up for grabs, even with Ben Watson in lineupNew Womens Adam Butler Jersey
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, with another 3 touchdowns. Pat Shurmur took a rare tack when it comes to questions about players on other teams — he appeared to answer honestly, and in less-than-glowing terms.Via Mark Gaughan of the , the Giants coach was frank in his assessment of Bills quarterback Josh Allen, admitting they weren’t crazy about him prior to the 2018 NFL Draft.“I can comment on what we thought of him,” Shurmur said. “We thought he was a big, strong thrower, a guy that had a chance to be a starter in the NFL, and he has been for them. I think he’s made steady improvements. He’s a very strong-armed guy. He’s helped them win some big games already. Just like any young player, you see where he’ll make mistakes and then correct them.”Upon follow-up Infant George Asafo-Adjei Jersey
, when asked if “starter” was a low bar for a first-round pick, Shurmur replied: “I thought he had a chance to be a starter. But I was asked what I thought of him, and that’s what we thought of him. He had a chance to be a starter.”To his credit, Allen did not immediately play the “disrespect” card.“It doesn’t bother me,” the Bills quarterback said. “I wasn’t trying to make everybody like me or fall in love with me. Luckily the Bills had different thoughts and different plans with me. And luckily I ended up here.”The Giants might not have been the only team that wasn’t enamored of Allen coming out of college, because of his accuracy issues. And it’s not like he’d have even been playing there, since they have a first-round quarterback who they do like who isn’t on the field for some reason.
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,21commentsDiving into the details and curious timing of Marcus Cannon’s restructure.EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Details released on restructure for Patriots RT Marcus CannonTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesFollowing Mike Silver’s NFL Network report on Monday evening that the Patriots restructured the contract of veteran right tackle Marcus Cannon, the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reported the agreement’s finer details on Wednesday morning.The move opens up $2,520,834 in 2019 cap space for the Patriots, and Marcus Cannon’s new cap figure now stands at $4,935,416. Here’s how it breaks down:Salary: $1,000,000Existing signing bonus proration: $1,400,000New signing bonus proration: $1,166,666Weigh-in bonus: $100,000 (already earned)Offseason workout bonus: $50,000 (already earned)Per-game bonuses: $1,218,750— $93,750 per game, LTBE for 13 gamesThis restructure is fascinating for a couple of reasons — the first being the delicate balance of the agreement’s team and player “friendliness”. Cannon was already guaranteed $2.15 million of his original $5.5 million 2019 salary, and the rest would’ve been guaranteed in week one since he is a vested veteran. He now gets the security of knowing he definitely won’t be a surprise camp cut 2019 N'Keal Harry Jersey
, and the perk of receiving $3.5 million right away.That new signing bonus also gives the 2016 Second-Team All-Pro some additional security for next season, as cutting him prior to June 1st, 2020 is now less financially viable from a cap perspective. Before the restructure, the team could’ve saved $4.95 million in net 2020 cap space with $1.4 million in dead money. Now, that net savings figure would fall to $2,616,667, with $3,733,333 in dead money.In exchange for this increased guarantee at the beginning of camp, the team receives some risk mitigation by taking the $1 million remaining when subtracting his new bonus and 2019 salary from his original $5.5 million salary, and converting it into per-game bonuses. If Cannon plays all 16 regular season games this season, $281,250 will be deducted from the team’s 2020 adjusted team salary cap figure. If Cannon gets injured or is inactive for any other reason and misses more than three games, the Patriots will receive a $93,750 credit on next year’s cap for each one of those games.The second reason the restructure is interesting is because of where it positions the team moving forward from a cap space perspective. At right around $7.5 million in available cap space, the team now has ample room to cover all of their in-season expenditures like an IR cushion, practice squad, NLTBE per-game bonuses that end up being earned, etc. With cap space running a bit on the low side N'Keal Harry NFL Draft
, it was originally anticipated that this cushion would be achieved through a Tom Brady extension, which of course has yet to come to fruition.So what does this mean? Can we glean any insight on the nature of the Brady negotiations through the lens of this move? There are a few possibilities.Possibility 1: It means nothing, and a cap space-creating Brady extension is on the horizon.Personally, I don’t buy this one. If that was the case, then this Cannon restructure wouldn’t be necessary, and they wouldn’t have had to add more dead money onto the future years of his deal. They needed this cap space, and having already restructured Stephon Gilmore’s deal this offseason, Cannon’s was the next best place get it. Also, asking Cannon to take a large pay cut with the threat of a release behind it clearly was not an option given the uncertainty at the left tackle spot, and with rookie Yodny Cajuste on the NFI list. This leads us to the next possibility...Possibility 2: The numbers and/or structure that Brady’s team is currently looking for on a new extension are high enough that any new deal would be cap-neutral, or even cost New England some cap space.It’s been the burning question for the past year or so — what does an extension look like for a 42-year-old Tom Brady? Many have speculated — including myself — but no one really knows. Does he take another “discount” at around $25-28 million per year? Is it closer to $30 million per year or more? What do the guarantees look like?Unfortunately, we simply just don’t know. But the fact that the team is utilizing other avenues to clear out 2019 cap space is extremely intriguing.Possibility 3: Negotiations have stalled, and for the first time in his career, Tom Brady will play on a contract year — likely leading to a 2020 franchise tag.This feels like the ‘Elmo summoning a blazing inferno’ gif of all possibilities, and it’s certainly the most unlikely. But honestly, if this is how the Patriots want to handle this unique situation moving forward, it could be the right way to go. A 2020 Brady franchise tag would cost $32.4 million and would be fully guaranteed once the tender was signed. For what it’s worth, if the franchise tag rules go unchanged in the next CBA, a 2021 franchise tag would then be worth $38.88 million. A two-tag approach would obviously afford the team the protection of taking it year-by-year — but they’d definitely be paying a premium for it. Would Brady and his team be open to it? You wouldn’t think so, but at 42-years-old Color Rush Jarrett Stidham Jersey
, and having stated he’d like to play until 45, he would just need to balance how much long term security he really needs against the strong compensation of one or two tags. Receiving the tag next year would give him the second-most 2020 cash of any player in the league behind Carson Wentz, and the 2021 tag would give him by far the most.Look, it’s always interesting reading the tea leaves and trying to piece together what we think could potentially happen. Because, when it comes to these types of situations, one thing is certain — we won’t be getting the answers from Tom Brady or Bill Belichick.Follow Brian Phillips on Twitter — @BPhillips_SB CINCINNATI (AP)Players union President Eric Winston said the NFL can’t afford another lockout when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021, even though he thinks it’s inevitable. The Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman tweeted on Tuesday that if the league locks out players as it did in 2011, or overlooks the health risks to players, then ”they have signaled that they are not worried about the game in 20-30 years.” Winston told a Cincinnati-area television station on Monday that he thinks another lockout is inevitable and that it will ”kill the goose that laid the golden egg.” He said the union is getting the younger players educated about the issues. ”These rookies that are here now are going to be in the middle of that,” he told WCPO-TV . ”They need to understand what they’re getting into, what they need to prepare for. We have to prepare for that outcome because that’s what happened the last time.” As for veteran players, Winston said, ”Honestly, I don’t care and I don’t think the guys in this locker room care whether this thing’s going to be around in 20 years because none of us are going to be playing.” The league locked out players in March 2011 after the previous collective bargaining agreement expired. The lockout extended through the summer, with players working out on their own. The Hall of Fame game was called off for the first time in 45 years. In late July that year, they reached agreement on a 10-year deal that included changes suggested by both sides. The owners got a higher percentage of revenues – 53 percent, a slight increase from the previous deal – and a system for controlling the amount of money paid to draft picks. Players were pleased that teams agreed to spend nearly all of their salary cap space in cash. They also got concessions on offseason and in-season practice rules. —
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, the Minnesota Vikings have released the man that might have had the coolest name on the roster.The Vikings will be parting ways with offensive tackle Storm Norton as part of their final cutdowns.Norton initially signed with the Detroit Lions after going undrafted out of Toledo in 2017. He spent some time on the Lions’ practice squad, as well as the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals before signing with Minnesota in December. The Vikings released him in January, but signed him to a futures contract after their season had concluded.No word yet at this point about whether or not Norton is a candidate to come back to the practice squad.Even though the deadline for roster moves has passed Womens Everson Griffen Jersey
, we’re still waiting for word of the last few transactions to hit the wire from Eagan. Thank you to everyone that’s gotten their cutdown day news right here at The Daily Norseman! In a little less than ten hours, Kevin Stefanski will no longer be under contract to the Minnesota Vikings. While speculation around his status with the Vikings continues to swirl, one thing that we know for sure is that he’s apparently made an impression on the Cleveland Browns.Multiple sources on social media are reporting that Stefanski is on his way back to Cleveland for a second interview with the Browns Brett Jones Jersey
, and that he is one of two finalists for the team’s head coaching job. The other finalist is Freddie Kitchens, who was promoted to the Browns’ offensive coordinator job during the season following the firing of Hue Jackson.With Stefanski’s contract expiring today, he’s free to not only interview for head coaching vacancies http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/authentic-mike-hughes-jersey
, but for offensive coordinator vacancies as well. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that if Stefanski didn’t get the head coaching job with the Browns that he could go to them as their offensive coordinator under Kitchens.At any rate, it certainly doesn’t appear that we’re going to have an answer to the Vikings’ offensive coordinator situation, and it appears I misinterpreted what Mike Zimmer said in his season-ending press conference. The team might still be holding out hope that Stefanski will stay on the Minnesota sidelines Womens Tom Compton Jersey
, but it appears that things with Stefanski and the Cleveland Browns are getting a little more serious.Obviously, we’re monitoring the situation and will bring you any updates whenever they come available.
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, enjoying the fruits of their labors after an 8-2 start. Currently the Packers lead the NFC North and could wind up as the top overall seed in the NFC playoffs if they manage to win out.The road ahead, though, is filled with danger, from difficult opponents to potential trap games. That’s why we’re putting on our officially licensed prognostication helmets and predicting what we think the Packers’ final record will be this year. What do you think?Jon Meerdink — 13-3With Detroit in something between a free fall and a slow slide into oblivion, it looks like there are only two serious road bumps for the Packers over the remainder of their schedule: the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams present unique challenges to the Packers, and both games will take place on the road.Though the Bears aren’t of the same caliber as these teams, the Packers’ showed with their win in Chicago that they can handle a challenging opponent on the road. I think they beat at least one of these two teams and handle the rest of their schedule with relative ease, thanks to a forgiving slate of opposing quarterbacks. Of course, the Packers have also shown they can drop winnable games on the road, but given how Matt LaFleur and the rest of the coaching staff seem to have learned from mistakes that have periodically cropped up this season and avoided them in the future Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey
, I am relatively confident they’ll come ready to play in any future road games.Paul Noonan — 12-4The weird thing is 12-4 doesn’t even seem that optimistic. If they can steal a game from San Fran or Minnesota (both on the road) they might be even better, but that’s asking a lot of a team that still has trouble blowing out the also-rans. I’m expecting a bit of a second-half defensive surge as the team faces several questionable quarterbacks, especially if Matthew Stafford’s back injury lingers. If they dropped a game to the Bears or Giants I suppose it wouldn’t be that surprising, but I think they’re smart enough to avoid a bad loss, and they should end up with a first-round bye, if not the top overall seed. Evan “Tex” Western — 13-3The two remaining games on the Packers’ schedule that I find concerning are the games at San Francisco after the bye and at Minnesota. The thing is, I can find plenty of reasons to feel good about Green Bay winning both of those games. If the Packers can start hot and make Jimmy Garoppolo have to play quarterback, they can get him out of rhythm and he’ll throw them some turnover-worthy passes. And we’ve already seen the Packers beat the Vikings once, so that game feels like a 50/50 shot.I think the Packers split those two games, then beat the four bad teams remaining on their schedules Josh Jones Jersey White
, all of whom do or could (pending Matthew Stafford’s situation) have bad quarterbacks. That should be enough to give the Packers at least a bye in the NFC, given that the 49ers and Saints face one another and the Vikings already have two divisional losses; and depending on which of those two coin flips is a win, that could even get them home-field advantage. First, the “audible thing.” Then, the “joint practice thing.” It’s hard not to wonder what “thing” will come next between one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and his first-year head coach.For now, it’s clear that Packers coach Matt LaFleur likes joint practices, and that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t.“[A]bsolutely 100 percent I want to do this again,” LaFleur said Tuesday, before Rodgers gave a candid and biting assessment of the practice of engaging in joint practices. The quarterback’s criticism included an element of whistleblowing.“I don’t think doing live special teams drills is very smart,” Rodgers said. “I think the [NFL]PA is going to look at that Aaron Jones Jersey White
, for sure. The kickoff especially is one of the most dangerous plays in football, and that’s why they’ve tweaked different things over the years. Close to a live kickoff drill I don’t think is best use of a [joint] practice.”Well, it’s LaFleur who decided to have joint practices, and it’s LaFleur who decided to permit “close to a live kickoff drill” that “for sure” the NFL Players Association will look at. And it’s Rodgers who decided to call out his team and his coach for doing it.So why did Rodgers do it? Well, who’s going to stop him from doing it? And what are they going to do about it? Trade him? Bench him for DeShone Kizer?Rodgers continues to be the most powerful employee in the organization, and he’s showing everyone who wears the championship belt. They’ll let him gloat for now. The moment he shows real signs of slippage, however, the Packers will cut the cord and Rodgers will be playing for another team — just like his predecessor in Green Bay.