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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject:

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Lions coach Matt Patricia met with reporters on Thursday, as part of a previously-scheduled press conference. He opened by making a statement regarding the story that surfaced on Wednesday evening of an indictment from 1996 on a charge of aggravated sexual assault. After his statement ended, he took roughly 13 questions.

ďIím here to defend my honor and clear my name,Ē Patricia said, reading from a prepared text. ďTwenty-two years ago I was falsely accused of something very serious, very serious allegations. There were claims made about me that never happened. While Iím thankful on one level that the process worked and the case was dismissed, at the same time I was never given the opportunity to defend myself or to allow to push back with the truth to clear my name. This was something that was very traumatic to me when I was 21 years old, and once it was finally addressed, I tried to put it behind me.


https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/10/matt-patricia-reiterates-his-innocence-during-press-conference/
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/12/adam-vinatieri-now-has-teammates-born-after-he-played-his-first-nfl-game/

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Adam Vinatieri now has teammates born after he played his first NFL game

Adam Vinatieri, the Coltsí 45-year-old kicker, has reached a landmark few NFL players have achieved: He now has teammates who were born after he made his NFL debut.

Vinatieri played his first NFL game on September 1, 1996, kicking a field goal and an extra point for the Patriots in a loss to the Dolphins. The Colts released their full roster of rookies for this weekendís minicamp, and it shows two players born after that: running back Nyheim Hines, born November 12, 1996, and cornerback Henreí Toliver, born October 21, 1996.


Last year Vinatieri had a teammate in Quincy Wilson who was less than a month old when Vinatieri made his NFL debut. Wilson was born on August 16, 1996.

Vinatieri has kicked 559 field goals and scored 2,487 points in his career, both second-most in NFL history behind Morten Andersen. If he plays all 16 games heís sure to break Andersenís record, and his young teammates will be there to see NFL history that started before they were old enough to watch football.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject:

RIP Chuck Knox.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject:

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RIP Chuck Knox.


Damn, that's too bad. I just read he was suffering from dementia in his later years, and that he was in hospice care. He had a pretty good run, and is probably one of the best coaches who never coached in a Super Bowl. Three NFC Championship appearances with the Rams, and one with the Seahawks, though. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/13/emmett-cleary-retired-from-the-nfl-to-become-a-doctor/

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Emmett Cleary retired from the NFL to become a doctor

Last month Lions offensive lineman Emmett Cleary announced his retirement at age 27, but he didnít say why he was walking away. Now he has said why: Heís going to medical school.

Cleary told ESPN he started to realize he was always going to be just the guy fighting for a roster spot and a league-minimum salary, and so he decided he wanted something more.


ďItís a tough league, and most guys donít get to [walk away on their own] for whatever reason,Ē he said. ďBut letís not . . . Iím not Jason Witten here. Iíve been a fringe player for years and years and years. Iíve been cut plenty of times. Yeah, the league was going to be done with me at some point, so Iím not too hung up on the way it ended. I hope Joe Thomas got a little more press than me this offseason. Thatís truly walking away on your own terms. Iím on the minimum.Ē

Cleary will start medical school at USC in the fall, and for now heís in Chicago working as a research assistant and data analyst studying physical therapy and brain function.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/14/hue-jackson-to-jump-in-a-lake-for-charity/

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Hue Jackson to jump in a lake for charity

Hue Jackson is a man of his word, but his doctor still had a say.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns head coach is going to make good on his promise from after the 2016 season to jump in Lake Erie if his team went 1-15 again.


Of course, the Browns went 0-16, so there was technically a loophole. But a promise is a promise.

ďItís going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns,Ē Jackson said earlier this year. ďThatís what it will be.Ē

Jackson said he was doing so for charity (specifically, his foundation which works to fight human trafficking), and would pledge $100 for every Browns employee who jumped in the lake with him.

It would have been more of a punishment had he done so in the winter, but thereís a reason he didnít. Jackson had a stent placed in his heart in 2014, and his doctors forbade him for plunging into the frigid right-after-the-season water.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject:

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FOX confirms Joe Buck, Troy Aikman will call Thursday Night Football

NFL fans will get a double dose of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman this season.

FOX confirmed today that Buck and Aikman, who were already the top Sunday afternoon duo for the network, will also call the new Thursday night package.


That will be a lot of work for the two, who may get some Sundays off. Buck will likely need some NFL games off in the fall when he calls the baseball playoffs for FOX. It is not known yet who will team with Aikman while Buck is focusing on baseball.

In the past the NFL required its Thursday night partners, CBS and NBC, to use the top Sunday team on Thursdays. But this year the league made no such requirement, and FOX first tried to get Peyton Manning to call the games before deciding to go with Buck and Aikman when Manning said no. In the end, FOX decided to go the same route and give Thursday nights to its top Sunday team.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject:

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Report: Owner of L.A. mansion suing Jay Ajayi for $25,000 in damages

The owner of a 6,000-square-foot home in Los Angeles is suing Eagles running back Jay Ajayi for $25,000 in damages, TMZ Sports reports.

Ajayi and a friend stayed at the mansion for five days after the Super Bowl in February, throwing at least three parties, according to TMZ. The owner specifically banned parties at the house, and charged $5,000 for each party, though Ajayi has yet to pay the charges.


The owner claims Ajayi broke a table, scratched floors and violated the no smoking policy during Ajayiís stay.

He also accuses Ajayi of pushing him in the chest ďin a menacing and threatening mannerĒ when the owner confronted the running back February 18. The owner said local security was called to remove Ajayi from the property.

TMZ said neither Ajayi nor his representation has responded to a request for comment.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:40 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
RIP Chuck Knox.


Damn, that's too bad. I just read he was suffering from dementia in his later years, and that he was in hospice care. He had a pretty good run, and is probably one of the best coaches who never coached in a Super Bowl. Three NFC Championship appearances with the Rams, and one with the Seahawks, though. RIP.


The regular season records of those Ram teams is really impressive. Itís too bad that when the Rams finally made a Super Bowl, it was a team that was 9-7 instead of one of their better teams.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/16/hall-of-fame-honors-super-bowl-photograph-of-nick-foles-and-his-daughter/

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Hall of Fame honors Super Bowl photograph of Nick Foles and his daughter
Posted by Michael David Smith on May 16, 2018, 6:18 PM EDT

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A perfect moment for Nick Foles is being immortalized at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After Foles was named Super Bowl MVP for leading the Eagles to the championship, he celebrated with his daughter, Lily. The moment was captured by Getty Images staff photographer Rob Carr.


Carrís photograph has been chosen as the winner of the Dave Boss Award of Excellence in the 50th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest.

The Hall of Fame will recognize Carr at this summerís enshrinement ceremonies, and his photograph of Nick and Lily Foles will go on display at the Hall of Fame.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject:

Kind of surprised it wasn't done already

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/16/bills-to-retire-thurman-thomass-number-34/

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Bills to retire Thurman Thomasís number 34

Thurman Thomas will become just the third player in the history of the Buffalo Bills to have his number retired.

The Bills announced today that Thomasís No. 34 jersey will be hung in the rafters during the Billsí Monday Night Football game against the Patriots on October 29.


Thomas will join his former teammates Jim Kelly (No. 12) and Bruce Smith (No. 78) as the only players with their jerseys retired by the Bills. The team also does not give out O.J. Simpsonís No. 32, although his number hasnít been formally retired.

Today was a good day to announce the move, as itís Thomasís 52nd birthday.

Thomas played for the Bills from 1988 to 1999. He was a first-team All-Pro three times and league MVP in 1991. A running back who was also an excellent receiver, Thomas led the league in yards from scrimmage four years in a row from 1989 to 1992.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/19/cowboys-terrance-williams-arrested/

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Cowboysí Terrance Williams arrested

Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was arrested early this morning.

The Star-Telegram reports that police responded to a call of a vehicle accident at 4:45 a.m. near the Cowboysí headquarters and found a 2017 Lamborghini had struck a light pole, and the driver had fled the scene.


Police ran the plate and found that the Lamborghini was registered to Williams. Police later located him riding an electric bicycle in a roadway, and when they stopped him they arrested him for public intoxication. The traffic accident is still being investigated and Williams has not been charged for that.

Williams is currently not practicing during the Cowboysí offseason program as he recovers from a foot injury.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject:

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Johnny Manzielís next stop will be the Canadian Football League.

Manziel, the former Browns draft bust, said in a video distributed by Barstool Sports that he is heading to Canada.

ďI am formally signing in the CFL,Ē he said. ďI have decided to sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Iíll be up here for it looks like two years. Iíll be getting back to playing ball. Thatís what I want to do.Ē


https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/19/johnny-manziel-says-hes-heading-to-the-cfl/
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