Jenkins silently uses signs to bring attention to issues

Two days after the White House canceled the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory celebration, safety Malcolm Jenkins used Wednesday’s media session to once again bring attention to issues of social injustice.

Silently standing before reporters, Jenkins responded to questions by holding up a series of signs pointing out player community work and various examples of social inequality.

Last month, Jenkins and several other NFL players hosted a forum in Oakland, California, to address criminal justice reform concerns — one of at least four forums the Players Coalition plans to host on the issue.

In addition to meeting with NFL team owners and league officials to address concerns involving social inequality issues affecting players, members of the Players Coalition have gone on police ride-alongs, met with legislators on Capitol Hill and visited with community leaders to address issues affecting people across the country.

Despite having the largest population in Europe and a rich football history, Russia remains a sleeping giant. Coach Stanislav Cherchesov is taking the blame for poor results.

I’m no psychologist, to go around calming people down, he said after another disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Turkey. Instead the fans’ job is to believe in us.

Russia’s best chance of a first World Cup win since 2002 is in the opening game June 14 against Saudi Arabia_the second-lowest ranked team at the tournament. Mohamed Salah’s shoulder injury could help Russia’s chances in the second Group A game with Egypt, before Uruguay presents a tough test.

Even if Russia gets out of the group, Spain or Portugal are likely second-round opponents.

There will be plenty of attention on Russia off the pitch. At the 2016 European Championship, Russia was better known for its marauding hooligans than its defense-first approach in games, while the team has been embroiled in Russia’s doping scandals.

Defender Ruslan Kambolov was investigated by FIFA earlier this year over allegations he may have benefited from Russian doping cover-ups. Kambolov’s lawyers say the investigation was closed for lack of evidence, but FIFA didn’t confirm that

Eli Manning ‘loves’ getting to throw downfield more

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Speaking Tuesday night at a town hall event, Eli Manning helped fill the gaps, noting he’s been stretching the field more this spring than in previous years.

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The Bears used the play to illustrate the need to be aware of the situation at all times. That’s a good lesson, but it meant that Cavaliers fan and quarterback Mitch Trubisky had to relive a tough moment.

We actually watched that the next day as a team and tried to learn from the situation, Trubisky said on NFL Network. I was having a hard time watching it twice again, but it just goes to show you everyone gets caught up in the moment even if it’s the biggest of lights. But you always have to know the situation, so take advantage of it.

Wednesday night didn’t make things any better for Trubisky’s favorite basketball team as they lost to the Warriors to fall behind 3-0 in the series. That won’t make the quarterback any happier, but at least there were no gaffes worthy of a replay in front of the team on Thursday.

Perhaps this information will convince Brady to attend New England’s next portion of voluntary activities. He was noncommittal before the news broke Thursday, saying we’re not even through today yet.

President Donald Trump praises NFL’s anthem stance

Ross, who was later deposed in the Kaepernick case, offered a sworn testimony and said Kraft told NFL owners he spoke with Trump about players kneeling. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones testified in his deposition that Trump said to him in a phone call: This is a very winning, strong issue for me. Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.
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Even if Kaepernick’s team is granted a subpoena, it’s unclear if Trump would honor the motion or actively refuse to be deposed.

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We can do some different things because Melvin has become such a good receiver out of the backfield, Whisenhunt said, via ESPN.com. And that’s not something that you saw from him in college. Not that he couldn’t do it; they just didn’t throw him the ball. He was too busy running for 8 million yards Matt Williams Womens Jersey or whatever it was he was running for.

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Rob Gronkowski Says He’ll Be at Patriots Minicamp Amid Contract Talks

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See Cameron Meredith for how that strategy can go awry. Fortunately for defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the market for Callahan was weak. He’s back on a one-year, $1.9 million deal and could cash in at season’s end if he stays healthy and continues his play as one of the top slot corners in the NFL. In fact, according to Pro Football Focus, Callahan is one of the eight best slot corners in the NFL. While Callahan missed some time in 2017 with an injury, he performed well when healthy, generating the third-most slot coverage snaps per reception allowed.

While he hasn’t offered much in terms of run defense or as a blitzer (only four career pressures), he’s allowed less than an 80.0 passer rating from the slot in each of his three pro seasons, showing a consistency that is a very valuable piece on an up-and-coming聽Chicago defense. Callahan appeared in 12 games last season and had two interceptions. Durability is a concern, however. He’s appeared in only 32 of 48 games in his three years as a pro.
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There’s little margin for error in New Orleans. Patrick Mahomes: Some of the throws Mahomes made in practice last year became a the stuff of urban legend around the K.C. facility, and he validated all that hope with a dynamite debut in Week 17 against the Broncos. Is it fair to put so much stock into just that? Probably not. But when your team deals up 15 spots to get you, then trades away a quarterback who got the team to the playoffs four times in five years, much will be expected.

Brees nabs Wooden jersey for Purdue to display

When Drew Brees heard a 1930s-era Purdue jersey worn by John Wooden was being sold at auction, he saw an opportunity to help his alma mater showcase its ties to a man most known for winning 10 NCAA men’s basketball titles as UCLA’s coach.

Brees says he paid $264,000 to win a late-hour bidding war for the jersey in mid-May and will allow Purdue to display it at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.

I had never seen any Purdue related in regards to memorabilia ever from John Wooden, the New Orleans Saints quarterback said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. I mean, think about it, it’s over 80 years ago. So the minute that I saw this, I thought ‘This belongs at Purdue. Purdue has to have this and I’ll do whatever I can to make sure they do.’

For years, the jersey was in the possession of one of Wooden’s college friends, according to an article about its discovery in the Journal and Courier of West Lafayette. That friend later gave the jersey to his own grandson, John Neff, but never told him Wooden had worn it. For years, Neff didn’t realize the jersey belonged to Wooden until curiosity about its origins led him to have it authenticated by sports memorabilia experts. He sold it through Heritage Auctions.

Foster rejoined the Niners last Thursday but has been held out of team drills as he gets back into form after missing more than five weeks of the offseason program while waiting for his case to be resolved.

He took part in individual drills during organized team activities but spent the time during team drills doing conditioning or watching teammates.

Getting him up to speed won’t take as long, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. I can promise you that when he gets out there, he’ll be like a fireball. It will be cool to see.

Foster had a trying offseason following an arrest in February on charges of beating up his girlfriend. He was charged in April with felony domestic violence, forcefully attempting to dissuade a witness and felony possession of an assault weapon.

NFL to sponsor a float in New York City Pride March

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According to Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com, the NFL is sponsoring a float in the New York City Pride March on June 24, the first time the league has participated in the event.

It took until Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 for the Steelers to find their next best QB after Terry Bradshaw. But they could have had an Andrew Luck-Peyton Manning situation if they had a little more foresight. After struggling to rush the passer inside as a rookie, tragedy struck Rivera in the form of a drunken driving accident that left him paralyzed. Regardless of whom Pittsburgh had taken, not taking the Pitt product Marino to become Bradshaw’s successor wasn’t a good call.
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There were six quarterbacks taken before Brady in the 2000 draft until New England pulled the trigger in the sixth round. While every team passed and didn’t have any idea that Brady would turn into the greatest quarterback of all time, this move by the Niners looks most embarrassing. Brady, a Bay Area-native who worshipped Joe Montana, should have gotten a chance from San Francisco as an underrated prospect from Michigan. Instead, the team went for a kid from that QB hotbed, Hofstra.

Poling had 373 tackles, 18 sacks, and 7 interceptions over four seasons at Ohio University while Sanders made 25-of-35 field goals and 111-of-112 extra points at New Mexico. The only other kicker in Miami is undrafted free agent acquisition Greg Joseph, so the two rookies will be competing for the job over the summer.

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They’ll go with defense at No. 13 overall, then try to add another pick. They dealt their third-round pick to Kansas City for quarterback Alex Smith and, because they weren’t too active in free agency, one way they can help themselves is by getting another choice within the first couple of rounds. They also have the draft capital in 2019 — thanks to expected compensatory picks — to move up either in the second round, back into the first or acquire a third-rounder. — John Keim

Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday.

Now comes the hard part: Finding a way to victory lane next weekend.
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After crashing Roger Penske’s front-row party by claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole-winning run and watching his teammate, Patrick, qualify seventh for the final start of her career, Carpenter quickly turned his attention to hosting a bigger family celebration at the track his stepfather’s family owns.

The return of Bump Day left two drivers, James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, searching for ways to get back into the field. There was no immediate indication if Erik Haula Authentic Jersey either had a pathway back though one door closed when IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye told The Associated Press the traditional 33-car field would not be expanded.

But Carpenter’s surprisingly quick four-lap qualifying run was all the rage Sunday.

He was the only driver to top 230 mph, the only one to turn four successive laps over 229 and the only one who beat Penske’s drivers. Carpenter’s average of 229.618 topped Simon Pagenaud’s 228.761 and Will Power’s 228.607.

Carpenter has five career starts from the first three rows but hasn’t finished higher than 10th.

The difference in his accuracy as the season went on seemed to be mechanical. When the New Orleans Saints’ Brees is in the pocket without pressure, there are times when he’ll bend his upper body back to generate velocity without transitioning through his lower body to make throws鈥攊n other words, he’s making upper-body throws that don’t travel with the depth and speed he’d like. When he uses his lower body to generate torque or makes a deep throw on the run after squaring his body to the target, things go much better because he manages his upper-body movement.

At age 39, Brees may not be the deep-ball thrower he was half a decade ago, but when he’s on point, he can be accurate to all parts of the field with the ability to deduce where open receivers will be and the capacity for throwing them open through ideal anticipation.

The New England Patriots offense changed when receiver Julian Edelman suffered a torn ACL before the 2017 season. Edelman is Brady’s primary intermediate receiver, and they have excellent chemistry on the team’s array of option routes. With Edelman out, the Patriots had two choices: reduce the passing game and make it a checkdown offense or use their deep receivers in more of a vertical game.

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