Saints ‘open’ to trading Sean Payton to Rams, report says

It doesn’t sound like the Saints would stand in the way of coach Sean Payton leaving to join the Rams as long as they’re appropriately compensated, of course.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis would be open to trading Payton to the Rams, The Times-Picayune reported, adding that the coach and GM met for about an hour after Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Falcons.

While I am looking forward to pursuing my future endeavors, I am going to miss our fans, media, students, administrators, coaches, families, and most importantly my teammates, who were with me through the good times and the tough times,Kaaya said in the release.

Attending a University this far from home wasnt the easiest transition initially, but this program provided me a home away from home ever since my arrival in 2014. Since then I have registered as a resident of Florida and am proud to call Miami my long-term home. I plan to be involved with the University of Miami moving forward as I pursue my degree in communications. I also plan on giving back to this university and the South Florida community, two places that had such a positive impact on my life. I look forward to watching Coach Richt and his staff, and our team do even bigger and better things for years to come.

The Los Angeles native had career-highs in completions (261), completion percentage (62.0), passing yards (3,532) and passing touchdowns (27) in 2016, all Cheap Jerseys NBA Jerseys while throwing only seven interceptions.

He helped lead the Hurricanes to a 9-4 record under Cheap Jerseys MLB China first-year coach Mark Richt, including a 31-14 win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Brandon Marshall on possible pay cut with Jets: ‘I’ll play for free’

Brandon Marshall has every intention of returning to the Jets even if that means taking a big pay cut. The Pro Bowl wide receiver even said he’ll play for free to remain with Gang Green.

I would love to be back, Marshall said, via the New York Daily News. Its not about the money anymore. Its all about winning. I know what Im worth. I think this team knows what Im worth as far as the organization. But its not about the money. Im good. Im good with the money. I just want to win. Thats all I want to do. I’ll play for free. My bills are paid.

Siemian downplayed the significance of the procedure, saying the injury only really bothers him when he’s lifting weights.

Its optional surgery,he said. It really only bothers me when I work out, but I figure Im going to have to keep working out for a while so Im getting it fixed.

Siemian sat out a Week 5 loss to the Falcons because of the shoulder and missed a game later in the season with a sprained foot, but emphasized that the shoulder issue was not a major thing.

The 25-year-old completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 3,401 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first season as an NFL starter after replacing the retired Peyton Manning.

James Develin, FB, Patriots: New England needed some extra Cheap Jerseys Mall run-blocking pop with Rob Gronkowski lost for the season. Develin has turned from Cheap Jerseys Kids lunchpail grinder to glamorous lead blocker for LeGarrette Blount. He has had a huge effect on the Patriots’ rushing totals without even touching the ball.

Ryan Tannehill reportedly out for Dolphins’ wild-card game

The Falcons have the NFL’s sacks leader in outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who registered 15 1/2 in his second season. He also forced six fumbles and led a unit that steadily improved as the season went on. Deion Jones has had a very good rookie season, leading the Falcons with 108 tackles.

After Beasley and Jones, there is a big dropoff with the Falcons.

New England is impressive with its depth at the position. Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich, Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts and Kyle Van Noy make up one of the NFL’s deepest units.

Ryan Tannehill will be sidelined Saturday for the Dolphins’ wild-card game against the Steelers, according to the Miami Herald, which cited an unidentified NFL source.

The Dolphins quarterback is recovering from a partially torn ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, but that’s not the only reason coach Adam Gase has decided to keep Tannehill out of the game.

According to the Herald’s NFL source, Gase is concerned about Tannehill’s inability to properly move in the pocket or protect himself. Tannehill didn’t practice all week and is unlikely to practice Thursday, the report said.

Tannehill missed the final three games of the season with the injury, with backup Matt Moore Cheap Jerseys In US starting in his place.

Moore will have to step up again.

If the Dolphins win, Tannehill reportedly hopes he will be Cheap Jerseys In Canada able to play the next week against the Patriots, but that depends on how far along he will be in his recovery.

Tyreek Hill’s latest punt return cost Vikings’ defensive back $100K

Tyreek Hill’s second-half emergence was the talk of the NFL as he electrified crowds with his stunning speed. But there was at least one player who would have appreciated less explosiveness from Hill.

According to ESPN, Vikings defensive back Marcus Sherels’ contract includes a $100,000 bonus for leading the NFL in punt return average, which he was until Hill returned yet another punt for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Chargers on Sunday.

The 95-yard score helped Hill finish the season with an NFL-leading 15.2 yards per return. Sherels averaged 13.9 yards per his 21 returns. Hill would have finished the season at 13.1 had he opted to let the ball go into the end zone.

Hill’s touchdown helped the Chiefs clinch the No. 2 seed in the postseason, thus avoiding any chance of playing the Patriots in the second round.

Stephen Gostkowski’s 42-yard kick extended New England’s lead after a 10-play, 43-yard drive. The Patriots took 3 minutes and 45 seconds of precious time off the clock during the drive. 34-16, Patriots.

New England finished with a 377-285 advantage in total yards, and Cheap Jerseys Direct it did so with Tom Brady playing far from his best football. The Patriots quarterback finished 18 of 38 for 287 Cheap Jerseys From China NBA yards, two touchdowns, two picks and a 68.6 rating. Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, of course, was worse 23 of 40 for 198 yards, one touchdown, three picks and a 47.7 rating.

Michael Crabtree likens refs to cops, says he was treated like a ‘criminal’

Michael Crabtree wasn’t happy after Sunday’s game, and it’s hard to blame him. His team lost. His backup quarterback got hurt. He got his chain yanked off of his neck by Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.

The strange part about the chain-snatching moment is Talib did it right in front of an official, who did nothing about it. Crabtree was upset there was no call and knew if he did something about it, he’d be punished.

The league in 2013 mandated that if a team does not volunteer itself to be on the show (which, why would they?), one would be selected. But there are a few rules.

A team could not be selected if they were in the playoffs in either of the last two seasons, if they have a first-year head coach and if they have been on the program at any point in the last 10 years. That leaves us with eight teams eligible as of now.

Those teams are the Ravens, Bears, Browns, Titans, Colts, Buccaneers, Saints and Eagles.

That list could change, as there were rumors of the Colts and Saints moving on from their respective coaches. But this at least provides an early look at the possible candidates to appear on Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Hard Knocks.

The Bears and Eagles would be decent draws considering their market, and Cheap Jerseys China the Browns would be an interesting choice for fans to watch how a team rebounds from a 1-15 season.

Freeney said he has adopted “creative ways” to get ready through the years

Palmer still managed to throw for 4,233 passing yards, but the rest of his numbers showed a troubling downward trend from 2015. His touchdowns dropped from 35 to 26, interceptions jumped from 11 to 14, yards per attempt plummeted from 8.7 to 7.1, and QB Rating went from 104.6 to 87.2. He also took 40 sacks — up from 25 the previous season — and generally looked haggard in the pocket, forcing throws and not looking nearly as composed as he normally does.

Now 37 years old, Palmer is keenly aware that the end is near. He took some time off after the season ended before confirming that he will return for a 15th season.

“My intent was to take some time after the season to get away and see where I was physically and mentally,” Palmer said. “On both fronts, I can say I’m ready to get back to work and prepare for the 2017 season.”

Palmer’s brother Jordan told campers at the Elite 11 high school quarterback competition last Friday that Carson would play one more year, 2017, according to SB Nation’s recruiting analyst Bud Elliot who was on the scene.

“I love football, but I’m not saying I live to be there that early,” a laughing Freeney said.

Freeney said he has adopted “creative ways” to get ready through the years, including water-based and boxing workouts, to maintain conditioning for football while minimizing the pounding on his legs.

“I only have a certain amount of miles on my body and I don’t know Cheap Jerseys Premier League when a tire is going to blow,” said Freeney, who suffered a torn quadriceps in 2013 while playing Cheap Jerseys Promo Code for the San Diego Chargers. “If I play this year, 16 years is a lot of wear and tear on the ankles, knees and joints.

“I feel great right now but you never know what’s going to happen. My training now is more about being smart instead of just trying to lift the building or run six miles.”

Ulbrich said that experience the young players got as rookies last season is invaluable

Grigson bet hard on aging veterans and ultimately failed to balance that with high-performing young prospects. New hire Chris Ballard has already made strides to improve the defense by adding two of free agency’s top linemen: Johnathan Hankins and Jabaal Sheard. The Colts also drafted Malik Hooker and Quincy Wilson, two impact defenders. The new faces could help the franchise return to the top of the AFC South.

With Blake Bortles’ future hanging in the balance, the Jaguars needed a strong upgrade in the running game to hide him as much as possible. They may have accomplished that with Fournette, who has a perfect combination of size, speed, and power. He’s the type of running back you can build an offense around, and the Jaguars are hoping he can make an immediate impact.

Of the projected starters on defense, a majority have three seasons or fewer of experience. That includes three starters entering their second season — Keanu Neal, Campbell, and Jones, as well as nickelback Brian Poole, an undrafted free agent who played a majority of the defensive snaps last season.

Ulbrich said that experience the young players got as rookies last season is invaluable, and it’s rare.

“A lot of times, young players aren’t given Cheap Jerseys Kids Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees that opportunity for whatever reason — the organization, coaches are scared, whatever,” Ulbrich said. “Because there were moments that were rough last year, where like I said, they didn’t know what they didn’t know. But it was really cool to see how they grew.”

As these young players get more experience, the defense will continue to get better. And while the Falcons still have work to do to build up that side of the ball, they haven’t let the offense fall by the wayside.

Colin Kaepernick is getting an overwhelming amount of fan mail

Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem in 2016 became a hot-button issue that’s still in the headlines. And while his protest of racial inequality drew criticism and enraged many, it inspired plenty of others.

On Friday morning, Kaepernick posted photos on Instagram showing boxes of fan mail that he has recently received:

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been a free agent for more than three months after opting out of his contract at the beginning of March. While he had a visit with the Seattle Seahawks last week, the trip didn’t end with a contract.

There’s a catch. Any ad for hard liquor must carry a “prominent social responsibility message” and cannot be football themed.

There are plenty of advertisers that are still banned, though. The “prohibited advertising categories” include condoms and other forms of birth control, energy drinks, supplement distributors like GNC, gambling, and marijuana.

But it’s a significant loosening of the grip for the NFL, which already dialed back restrictions on player celebrations earlier in the offseason. Giving both players and advertisers more freedom is a step in a direction the typically uptight NFL doesn’t go.

The Falcons got to Super Bowl LI because of the talent on the Cheap Gaelic Jerseys roster and the culture Quinn has built in Atlanta. They’ll lean on that culture to move past the blown 28-3 lead and the Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys historic Super Bowl collapse to get right back into contention in 2017.

Bills add defense-focused female staffer for training camp

One year after hiring the NFL’s first full-time female coach, the Buffalo Bills are adding another woman to their staff.

Sporting News has learned that Phoebe Schecter will be working as a training camp intern focused on defense.

The Bills later Wednesday announced the addition of Schecter as part of the Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship, a program designed to expose talented minority college coaches to the methods and philosophies of summer NFL training camps. Buffalo’s participants also include Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys Kade Rannings, Lonnie Teasley and Byron Thomas.

That, of course, turned into Spygate. After the NFL’s investigation into the Patriots’ recording practices, Belichick was slapped with a league-max $500,000 fine, the Patriots were fined another $250,000, and the team had to forfeit a first-round draft pick.

“It was never supposed to go the way that it went,”Mangini told ESPN on Saturday. “It was more about, ‘Hey, don’t do this here.’ It wasn’t about reporting it. Sometimes things get out of hand and get rolling in one direction. It was never, ever supposed to go that way.”

Mangini hasn’t spoken to Belichick since.

“Am I surprised? I hope it’s something that can come back,” Mangini said.

“Look, Bill is a big part of my life,” he continued. “Bill gave me Real Cheap Jerseys a tremendous opportunity, and I enjoyed that experience, and I respect him. It’s disappointing, the way it’s been. Hopefully, it can change at some point.”

Belichick, though, isn’t exactly a forgive-and-forget kind of guy. He was such good USA Cheap Jerseys friends with Mangini that he read at Mangini’s wedding. But last season, Belichick failed to mention Mangini when listing the coordinators he has worked with in New England.

Colts release veteran LB D’Qwell Jackson

IndyStar.com called it the “first move of consequence” by new general manager Chris Ballard, hired last week, as he tries to make over one of the NFL’s oldest defenses.

It didn’t help Jackson that he was suspended the final four games of the 2016 season under the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. Still, he finished with 78 total tackles, only one behind team leader Mike Adams despite the suspension.

He led the Colts in tackles his first two seasons with the team, recording 140 (82 unassisted) in 2014 and 150 (89) in 2015.

Releasing him, IndyStar.com noted, leaves the Colts with little proven talent at inside linebacker.

Belichick is on the list of witnesses for the defense, according to documents obtained by the Boston Globe.

Hernandez, a former tight end with the Patriots, pleaded not guilty to shooting and killing two men on July 16, 2012. The 27-year-old Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Belichick was also on a list of witnesses for the Lloyd murder trial, but wasn’t called to the stand. Patriots owner Robert Kraft testified in that trial.

Hernandez’s former University of Florida teammate, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, is Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys also on the defense’s list of witnesses.

Hernandez played with the Patriots from 2010-12. He was released when he was arrested for his involvement in Lloyd’s murder.