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After retiring as a player at the age of 45, Agajanian spent 20 years as the Cowboys kicking coach.

Forget about Super Bowl LII. The real event on Sunday is the Puppy Bowl, and this year some of the players have an even more amazing backstory than your typical rescue pet. These very good dogs and cats survived the hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
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Animal Planet made it a priority to feature dogs rescued in areas hit by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Authentic Dan Girardi Jersey Harvey, and Hurricane Maria. Thousands of pets were displaced, abandoned, or lost in those storms, and rescues are still trying to find these pets permanent homes. The Puppy Bowl can help make that happen.

There’s Tyler, a 20-week-old chihuahua-Shih Tzu mix who will represent Shaggy Dog Rescue as a member of Team Fluff on Sunday. He’ll be joined by a friend from Shaggy Dog Rescue, Teddy, who will participate in the Dog Bowl, which shines a light on older pups who are looking for a loving family.

Last year, there were some unhappy local fans when the Cavs came to town because Cleveland sat James, Kevin Love and then-Cav Kyrie Irving for their only visit to Memphis. Lue went as far as to apologize for the situation in his pregame availability. I’m sorry for the fans that they had to go through that because they came to see LeBron, he said of the situation. We just have to be smart resting a guy on a back-to-back. James, who played 36 minutes in Thursday’s loss to Washington, played just under 37 minutes Friday night.
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It’s been a while, Berube said. I felt comfortable from the moment the puck was dropped. Just have to build on it, keep working on little details and try to improve my game as much as possible.

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Agajanian was just the second kicking specialist in the NFL, following Mose Kelsch, who played just two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1933-34. Agajanian did begin his pro career doubling as a lineman, but kicked his first NFL field goal with the Steelers with his arm in a sling after breaking it while playing on the line. He was strictly a kicker after that.

Jason Kelce delivered the most intense 4-minute speech at the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade

Jason Kelce’s speech at the end of the parade was the best ever made in the history of championship parades.
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Kelce called out everybody who didn’t believe in the Eagles and went player by player on what people said they couldn’t do. Here’s the speech, in full, uncensored:

In the speech, Kelce also defends Doug Pederson from criticism over being the least qualified person to coach an NFL team.

Kelce concluded his speech addressing the people who doubted the Eagles this season with a, Fuck ’em.

On NFL Network’s broadcast, he was censored for an entire minute for doing the We’re from Philly chant that he did with fans earlier during the parade:

Montana’s claim as the greatest quarterback of all time has since been vacated by Brady’s postseason wizardry, but only Marvin Lewis has been better at extinguishing hope when it comes to Cincinnati football. While San Francisco’s first win over the Bengals was a relatively straightforward affair, the second cast the 49ers quarterback as a legend. Trailing 16-13 with 3:44 left in the game, Montana led his team on a 92-yard touchdown drive, hitting John Taylor for a game-winning score with just 34 seconds left and effectively ripping the hearts from Bengals fans across the nation.

Blake’s growth and development last season was a key to the success we had as a team, Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin said, via the team’s website. Blake has proven, with toughness and dependability, that he can be the leader this team needs going forward. Along with this contract come high expectations that he will continue to improve and help our team accomplish its ultimate goal.

After a season in which the Jaguars made it to the AFC Championship DeMarco Murray Womens Jersey Game, Jacksonville had to make a decision as to whether the team would continue with Bortles going forward, or go with someone else. It appears they chose the former.

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Jaguars are giving QB Blake Bortles a new three-year, $54 million deal, worth up to $66.5M with incentives, that includes $26.5M guaranteed, tying him to Jacksonville through the 2020 season, per source.

AJ McCarron is ruled an unrestricted free agent. What that means for the Bengals QB

AJ McCarron wanted to go into the new league year as an unrestricted free agent. The Bengals said he was a restricted free agent. On Thursday, an NFL arbitrator sided with McCarron, who is officially an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team starting March 14, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
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Teams like the Browns, Jets, Cardinals, Broncos, and maybe even the Jaguars are going to be actively looking for new quarterbacks. Kirk Cousins is the biggest name on the free agency list (nobody thinks the Saints will let Drew Brees walk) and there’s only one Cousins to go around.

Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, and Case Keenum are all set to become free agents, but the Vikings will hang on to at least one of them. Blaine Gabbert will be a free agent, as will Josh McCown, who actually had a pretty decent season for the Authentic Kareem Martin Jersey Jets in 2017. But McCarron should be a hot commodity once the new league year begins.

Cincinnati can try to retain McCarron if it really wants to, but it’s cost-prohibitive and unlikely with Andy Dalton still under contract.

McCarron has made it clear all along he wants to play. If he re-signed with the Bengals, he’d remain the backup unless Dalton was injured or regressed more.

In 2015, McCarron started games for the Bengals while Dalton was injured. The team went 2-2 in his starts, including a last-minute loss to the Steelers in the AFC Wild Card Round. McCarron has not started a game since.

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Last game’s starting five of Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Goran Dragic returned from a team that finished 41-41. The Heat go into the All-Star game with a barely better record of 30-28.

Adebayo’s versatility is way ahead of schedule. He looks comfortable guarding all five positions, and facilitating from the elbows. He has assisted on about 12.5 percent of Miami buckets while on the floor, a rare benchmark for a rookie big.

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.

Offensively, Case Keenum deserves a ton of credit for this season, as does Latavius Murray and an improved offensive line. Stefon Diggs/Adam Thielen/Kyle Rudolph don’t get the credit they deserve. I don’t think the offense is going to sputter — not sure Eli Apple Authentic Jersey I trust Keenum against Belichick, though. And while the Vikings have a win over the Rams, I would give a slight edge to the Saints if I’m picking between these NFC teams. Minnesota-New Orleans would be a superb NFC Championship Game.
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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 NFL Jim Brown Youth jersey submitted a proposal to players Monday that would commit nearly $100 million to various charities that focus on social justice and causes important to African-American communities, ESPN reported. This initiative would surpass all of the NFL’s current charitable campaigns, including its support for the military and breast cancer awareness. The NFL also hopes this would put an end to the players’ protests during the national anthem.

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Eaton, who joined the NFL in 2011, oversaw news operations for the NFL Network and NFL.com. Before joining the league, he had been a bureau chief at ABC News in L.A. and Atlanta.

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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.