Speaking to a small group of reporters, Rooney also said he expects quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to play at least two more seasons.

Bill Belichick turns 66. Tom Brady turns 41. New England coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels reportedly are taking new jobs and Rob Gronkowski didn’t commit to his future after the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday.

That’s going to lead to the same-old conjecture that the New England dynasty is done, but that can’t be true until somebody from the AFC steps up and ends that dominance.

The 36-year-old quarterback, who is coming off his 14th NFL season, has been the subject of retirement rumors since joking in October that maybe he “doesn’t have it anymore” following a five-interception game against the Jaguars. Roethlisberger’s current contract runs through the 2019 season. Rooney said Wednesday he’d like “to figure out how” to extend Roethlisberger’s contract.

“We’ll address that at the right time,” Rooney said of Roethlisberger’s contract. “But bottom line is we’re excited that’s the way he feels and look forward to continue to work with him and hopefully get a couple more rings for him.

“When you’re dealing with somebody at this stage of his career, I’m not sure we’ve ever dealt with a quarterback that we’re extending at this age,” Rooney added. “So there’s no precedent where we are.

Back to Ballard and Luck’s progress: No less important than the news that Luck had not returned to throwing was Ballard saying Luck was “not going to skip a step.” That’s hard for an impatient audience to hear, but it’s how the Colts and Luck are proceeding. No declarations, a la Carson Wentz and, before him, Robert Griffin III, that they’re “all in for Week 1” or any other week in 2018. The teases of 2017 were draining enough.

It’s good to see the Colts and Luck wanting to be extra sure they don’t live the step-forward, step-back public life. But as that goes on, the idea that they’re never really going to get back the franchise cornerstone in the condition he was in three years ago, or will never see him at his best, grows just a little more.

No head coach, no feisty GM and no rah-rah rivalry catch phrasesweeten the sour taste of that possibility. The wait for the next Colts head coach is annoying. The wait for the next version of Andrew Luck is exponentially worse.nike-youth-cardinals-034

The Chiefs get to see where they stand on opening night when they play the NFL’s season-opener Thursday at New England.

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Usually I have a 24-hour rule, so I’m going to take tonight and bottle it up and make sure I never have that feeling again, Keenum said.

While condemning Bennett’s version of what happened the night of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, the police union decided first to take a swipe at the NFL’s lack of action concerning the various protests by its players that have intensified in numbers over the past year.

While the NFL may condone Bennett’s disrespect for our American flag, and everything it symbolizes, we hope the League will not ignore Bennett’s false accusations against our police officers, the second sentence of a letter addressed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.

To help out with this, Wilder is currently living in Dallas and clocking 60 hours per week as a construction worker. He’s training at a local YMCA.

It’s hard because like you said it’s physical so it zaps your energy, Wilder said. We’ve had a cold snap in Texas so you work 10 hours in that weather, get home and your family hasn’t seen you all day. I still have to get my hour of training so I shoot out to the YMCA because they watch the kids as you train. No trainer, just on my own because that’s the only choice that I have. If I had more money, I’d love to still be in Toronto training with the teammates. But I’m not paid enough to do that.

I’ve talked to so many American players across the league that feel the same way I do but are afraid to speak up. I know I’m going to get backlash from fans: ‘you signed up to do this.’ But nothing comes before my family and this puts my family in the best position and most people will understand that.

Wilder, whose dad ran for more than 6,000 yards and 75 touchdowns in the NFL, was a five-star prospect in high school. He won a national championship at Florida State in a crowded backfield that included Devonta Freeman and Karlos Williams. He spent two years on the Bengals practice squad and a third training camp with the Bills, but has never played in an NFL game.

Police union to NFL: Why don’t you investigate anthem disgrace

There is no allegation of a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy, an NFL spokesman told Pro Football Talk, And therefore there is no basis for an NFL investigation.
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Devon Still, a defensive end for the Houston Texans last season, had already been the victim of two financial scams 锟斤拷 including a Ponzi scheme and a loan to a company that went bankrupt 锟斤拷 before hiring a financial adviser three years ago.

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I have only one personal thought, really, he said. And I am so disappointed. And I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday. And it’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach.

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But blindly assuming a team isn’t capable of executing on the big stage because they lack experience is silly. Yes, the Rams have the toughest test of any wild card favorite this weekend with the Falcons. No, that does not matter for these purposes.

This came on the heels of the Raiders surprisingly firing Jack Del Rio — Del Rio was just a year removed from a 12-win season that earned him a contract extension. It’s likely the only scenario in which he’s fired is if Gruden is willing to leave the booth and come back to Oakland, where he was the coach from 1998-2001 before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL’s $100M plan to end anthem protests is dividing players

Depending on the point of view, the NFL has either reached out to its players with an unprecedented financial offer to help fund social justice charities, or it is offering hush money to end the national anthem protests that have dominated headlines and feuds all season.
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The exit of Eaton comes as NFL Network has been accused of widespread sexual harassment. Last week, NFL Network suspended on-air analysts Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans as it investigated claims in a lawsuit by former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor, who alleged being the target of multiple instances of sexual harassment.

He was dressed in a Lewis jersey taking a selfie by the statue.

“They should communicate what they’re doing it for. And they keep saying it’s no disrespect to the flag or the military. But it is. .?.?. It’s disrespectful to the men and women that serve this country, the officers, the military. It’s a minute thirty [seconds]. Stand up for a minute thirty and then why don’t they do a protest like three minutes into the third quarter? .?.?. You don’t need to do it for the flag.”

But others said they support the players’ right to protest.

Luis Carreno said he is a Ravens fan from Phoenix.

“I don’t really care for it,” he said. “I don’t pay attention to politics at all. I don’t even vote. I don’t really care for the politics about it. I’m kind of annoyed that they did bring it into football and made it a part of it. But at the end of the day, I’m just here for a game. This is my escape from all that’s out here, 60 minutes of great football. The Titans will enter embarrassed following last week’s showing, but even an inspired effort shouldn’t hold Miami down.

“Last week, members of our team joined their brothers around the NFL in a powerful display of unity,” the Broncos said in their statement. “It was an emotional time for everyone, including the fans who support us each and every week. As controversial as it appeared, we needed to show our collective strength and resolve. Our voiced needed to be heard loud and clear.”

The Broncos, like many other NFL players, emphasized that their anthem demonstrations “were in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe.” They added, “We have nothing but the deepest love and respect for those who protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. While there’s no greater country, it’s not perfect. Inequalities still exist, and we have work to do in ALL forms of social justice. We can all do better.

“It starts with us. We need to do our part and use our platform as NFL players to continue driving that positive change.”chargers_013

We’re obviously tired and undermanned, coach Richard Pitino said.

Both of these teams, fresh from NCAA Tournament appearances that were the first in four years for the Gophers and the first ever for the Wildcats, started their schedule with Big Ten title aspirations and preseason rankings in the Associated Press poll. Northwestern fell out of the Top 25 in three weeks, despite four returning starters. Minnesota dropped from the rankings three weeks after that, with a lack of depth exposed.
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This contest certainly qualified as a swing game in the muddled middle of Roman Josi Womens Jersey the Big Ten, with Northwestern’s 83-60 victory over Minnesota at home the difference entering the evening.

After Mason beat the shot-clock buzzer with less than 13 minutes left to give Minnesota a 52-47 lead, the Northwestern rally ratcheted up. Aaron Falzon stole the ball from a double-teamed Jordan Murphy down low and fed Lindsey for a fast-break layup to pull the Wildcats within 52-51, the closest they’d come since 16-15.

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In an NFC East game, the 4-6 Redskins wrap up the day with a game against the 2-8 New York Giants, and they’re hurting. They’ve also been hapless on Thanksgiving, going winless on the holiday since 2012 and 2-7 all time on Turkey Day. To boot, they play next Thursday night, too, against the Cowboys in Dallas.

Yet that’s small potatoes compared to organizations openly mocking the spirit and letter of the rule itself, circling back to cross off Rooney Rule interview before planning the big introductory press conference. The Browns reportedly weren’t even transparent about their check-the-box interview. Similarly, info about the Raiders’ dance with Gruden is all over the place, but not a word about how they’ll dodge NFL discipline, the way the Lions could not in 2003 when they ignored the rule in hiring Steve Mariucci.
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The Steelers took the risk of resting QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell and other key starters Sunday, and still beat the winless Browns. That will wind up a relatively long time off before they must flip the switch back on for an AFC semifinal. The ability of WR Antonio Brown to come back from his calf injury and play at his usual level presents a major postseason key.

The three-pronged quarterback extravaganza at the top of the 2018 NFL draft has not unfolded as planned.

Southern California’s Sam Darnold has made an array of both NFL throws and head-slap interceptions, and he has sent signals he will consider returning to college. Josh Allen remains a wild Spencer Long Jersey card because of the competition he faces at Wyoming and the offensive line he plays behind, and if anything, he has regressed. Josh Rosen has flashed brilliance for UCLA, especially on intermediate throws, but has also been prone to interceptions and is now hurt, again.
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The Eagles’ Carson Wentz played in a pro-style offense in college at North Dakota State. This season, he has excelled running run-pass options and other wrinkles typically associated with the college game, so much that some Denver Broncos defenders called Philadelphia’s scheme, admiringly, a college offense.
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Mayfield may be the next quarterback in that mold. It would not shock me at all if he is a starter really early in his career for a team making a playoff push, Klatt said. He didn’t start the season as a top NFL prospect, but Mayfield is making his way there.

Colleagues said Lockhart was not being forced out, but his exit comes after a turbulent 2017 season in which the NFL was involved in a public feud with President Trump regarding players’ protests during the national anthem. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league office also came under attack by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who tried unsuccessfully to block Goodell’s five-year contract extension.
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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after a 2016 season in which he began the movement of players protesting during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding to keep him out of the league, his legal representatives said.

Kaepernick retained Los Angeles-based attorney Mark J. Geragos to pursue the collusion claim and, according to a person with knowledge of the filing, it will be Kaepernick’s outside legal representation and not the NFL Players Association primarily in charge of preparing and presenting his case.

With Patricia off the board, it leaves the Colts, Cardinals and Giants scrambling for head coaches.

The Titans’ biggest strength — running the ball — lines up well against the Chiefs biggest weakness — stopping the run. That’s a red flag for a team favored as much as the Chiefs. But I can’t stop thinking about the 2016 wild-card game where the Chiefs punched the Texans in the mouth early and never stopped punching until it was 30-0. A few months later the Texans were signing Brock Osweiler.
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The 2009 championship team, by comparison, had an adjusted scoring margin of 10.8 points per game.

And it’s mostly thanks to a historically good running game that focuses on a pair of running backs on pace to become one of the best tandems we have seen since 2002, the year the league expanded to 32 teams.

Veteran Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara have combined to produce 1,925 yards from scrimmage (rushing and receiving) in 2017 and rank fourth and eighth, respectively, for scrimmage yards among running backs this season. Over the past 17 years, only the 2007 Minnesota Vikings had a better 1-2 punch (1,940 yards from scrimmage) during the first 10 games of a season 鈥?and the vast majority of that yardage was coming from Adrian Peterson (1,301).

Mike Vrabel hired as Titans’ head coach

The Titans have announced the hiring of Mike Vrabel as their next coach.

Vrabel has seven years’ worth of coaching experience, including only four in the NFL, all with the Texans. He was Houston’s linebackers coach from 2014-16 and its defensive coordinator in 2017. Houston in 2017 allowed a league-high 436 points and ranked 20th in yards allowed, giving up 346.6 yards per game. The Texans also ranked 20th in rush defense (109.2 yards per game) and ninth in the NFL pass defense (237.4 yards per game).

Vrabel also has a storied 14-year playing career in the NFL, winning Super Bowls 36, 38 and 39 with the Patriots. He was named first-team All-Pro in 2007, which saw New England fall one game short of a perfect season.

New England, naturally, is a big favorite to beat upstart Jacksonville in the AFC championship game Jan. 21 in Foxborough, Mass. The early lines in Las Vegas on Sunday had the Pats favored by nine over the Jaguars, who upset the Steelers on Sunday in the divisional round. That spread had been bet down to Patriots -7.5 by Sunday morning. The over-under (total points) was set at 48, but has dipped to 46.5 in some places.

The Pats are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, according to Vegasinsider.com; the UNDER is 7-4 in those games.

The NFC championship matchup, Vikings at Eagles on Jan. 21, is much closer in Vegas’ eyes, and once again, the conference’s top seed is an underdog. Philadelphia is getting 3 1/2 points from Minnesota after beating Atlanta outright as a 2 1/2-point ‘dog Saturday. The Vikings were favored by between 3 and 5.5 points leading up to the game, but that number had settled at Vikings -3 on Sunday morning.

The Chiefs’ last home playoff win came against the Steelers.

Guess who they beat the next week (albeit on the road)? The Houston Oilers, aka the pre-Tennessee Titans. Does that mean much? Nothing at all. Is it a good sign? Sure, why not.
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The Jaguars aren’t really ones to let bygones be bygones, so good luck to anyone standing in Jean Segura Youth jersey their way of some sweet revenge.

On the surface, you wouldn’t expect there to be much beef between two teams in different divisions who both ended significant playoff droughts. But that’s not the case for the Jags and the Bills, who will meet Sunday in a postseason game not many of us would have predicted.

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He also was charged with two misdemeanors — resisting arrest without violence and reckless driving. The other five charges are traffic violations.

Anderson, driving a white SUV, blew through a traffic stop and was clocked at 105 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the arrest report. He also ran two red lights and was all over the roadway before stopping for police.

Once in custody, Anderson refused to get in the back of the police vehicle, the report said. Once he was in the car, Anderson used profanity and made a sexual reference to the officer’s wife.

The other name to keep an eye on? Offensive line coach Mike Munchak, who became a surprise candidate to pop up for multiple job openings this offseason. Munchak was an odd candidate on the surface level based on his record with the Titans, but there is a decent argument he did pretty well with Tennessee, going 22-26 over three years with Jake Locker as his quarterback.

One of the jobs he was up to get was the Cardinals gig, and Arizona was going to bring him back for a second interview. According to multiple reports, Munchak declined the opportunity for the second chat with GM Steve Keim and President/CEO Michael Bidwell.