Archive For June 30, 2016

Ditka rejects invitation to speak at Republican convention

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Ditka rejects invitation to speak at Republican convention

Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka turned down a personal invitation from Donald Trump to speak at the Republican National Convention. Ditka publicly endorsed Trump in March, while calling Barack Obama “The worst president we’ve ever had.” Regardless, Ditka won’t be heading to Cleveland and explained his decision this week. “I spoke with Mr….

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Texans’ Mercilus plans to be ready for training camp

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Texans’ Mercilus plans to be ready for training camp

Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus expects to be fully recovered from a hamstring injury ahead of training camp. Mercilus sat out during organized team activities as a result. Coming off his breakout season where he recorded 52 tackles and 12 sacks, Mercilus is looking to return to action during training camp. “I’m feeling good, starting…

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Brock Osweiler calls wife his offensive coordinator

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Brock Osweiler calls wife his offensive coordinator

Borat Brock Osweiler wants Houston Texans fans to know who should share the credit for helping him learn a new offense: “My wife!” Osweiler explained his spouse is helping him learn the Texans’ playbook by reading his calls to him and expecting him to regurgitate the information quickly and accurately. “My wife will act as…

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Washington Redskins Football – Redskins News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

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Washington Redskins Football – Redskins News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

Rumor Central: Redskins and Kirk Cousins unlikely to work out long-term deal before July 15 deadline – Adam Schefter (ESPN) ift.tt/1Y3oMLZ

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Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

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Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell’s salary will be on public record. Goodell earned $34.1 million in compensation for…

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Jim Kelly advises Messi how to cope with Copa disappointment

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Jim Kelly advises Messi how to cope with Copa disappointment

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly doled out some advice to Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, as the latter is reeling from a heartbreaking defeat in the Copa America finale. Messi steered Argentina to the final of the tournament, but the team lost in penalty kicks to Chile. The reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner missed his…

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Dallas Cowboys Football – Cowboys News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

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Dallas Cowboys Football – Cowboys News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

Cowboys: DE DeMarcus Lawrence has appeal denied, will be suspended 4 games for violating substance abuse policy – Archer (ESPN) ift.tt/1Y3oMLZ

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Cleveland Browns Football – Browns News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

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Cleveland Browns Football – Browns News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

Browns waive QB Connor Shaw, who started the 2014 season finale; missed all of last season with a right thumb injury (ESPN) ift.tt/1Y3oMLZ

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Seattle Seahawks Football – Seahawks News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

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Seattle Seahawks Football – Seahawks News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More – ESPN

Seahawks: Rookie QB Trevone Boykin pleads no contest to charges of resisting arrest in Dec. incident in San Antonio (ESPN) ift.tt/1Y3oMLZ

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Report: Cowboys’ Lawrence’s 4-game suspension upheld on appeal

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Report: Cowboys’ Lawrence’s 4-game suspension upheld on appeal

The NFL has denied Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence’s appeal of his four-game suspension, ESPN’s Todd Archer reports. Lawrence’s suspension stems from a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggested earlier this year that he was hopeful the NFL would reduce Lawrence’s suspension to two games, but apparently that…

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