May 30, 2018

Joe Namath: Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Should Be Signed; Protests Not Harmful More Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath has offered his support for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid to be signed by NFL teams. Appearing on Thursday’s Varney & Co. on Fox Business Network, Namath was asked about the former San Francisco 49ers players’ going unsigned. I think in Eric’s case—and even Kaepernick’s case—they are good enough players to be out there and having a job, he said, via Julia Limitone of FoxBusiness.com. Why aren’t they? I don’t know. Namath added he doesn’t think the NFL’s drop in ratings last season should be attributed to players’ protests during the national anthem. The professional sport of football is going to stay and going to continue to grow, he said.

The Red Sox will be the home team for both games, which will be the first ever held in Europe.

Anderson’s attorney, Ed O’Donnell, told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday night Anderson did nothing wrong, and this was simply a misunderstand, with the missed court date.

O’Donnell said he never received any notification that Anderson was supposed to appear in Broward County court Tuesday. So neither he nor Anderson was in court. O’Donnell plans to sort out the matter Thursday, he said.

Telfer, meanwhile, has five career receptions since being drafted in the sixth round by the Browns in 2015.

Beginning with Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco a decade ago, the league has seen a marked trend toward throwing rookies into the fire. Over the past 10 years, per Rotoworld’s Rich Hribar, 20 of 27 first-round quarterbacks have started at least eight games in their rookie seasons. On average, a first-round QB will start 11 games in his first NFL season.

When it comes down to a decision between a veteran and a promising prospect, legendary Giants general manager George Young once advised Bill Parcells, you have to ask if the older player is a progress stopper.

Joe Philbin returns after stints in Miami and Indianapolis and should have a huge say in how the Green Bay Packers perform offensively, even if head coach Mike McCarthy ends up calling the plays. 

Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers, health provided. He only offered a Cheap Dodgers Jerseys snapshot of his talent in seven games last year, throwing 16 touchdowns, six picks and snapping Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys three consecutive seasons of 30-plus touchdown passes. 

The Atlanta Falcons and franchise quarterback Matt Ryan reportedly reached an agreement Thursday on a five-year contract extension that includes $100 million guaranteed.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN first reported the deal, which will make the Falcons star the first QB to earn $30 million per season.

Everything finally came together for Ryan during the 2016 season. The 32-year-old Boston College product completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and just seven interceptions en route to an NFL-best 117.1 passer rating.

I’ve always thought Matt was a good quarterback, Quinn said. What I can tell you is there has been a shift, there has been a jump in his play: his intent, his ability to know where to go, his decision-making. He already knew how to play. But I totally recognize that he has gone to the next level.

More specifically, Ryan became adept at knowing when to take chances down the field to create big-play opportunities for Atlanta. Being able to take those deep shots without getting intercepted on a regular basis is a key reason the team led the league in scoring offense.

Look at last year, where No. 12 pick Deshaun Watson had the Houston Texans looking poised for a deep playoff run before going down with an injury. Patrick Mahomes, selected two spots before him by the Kansas City Chiefs, was fortunate enough to sit and soak it all in until the very end of the season. 

Below, let’s sketch out what each team’s rookie class seems tasked with heading into their debut seasons.

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the draft’s first round—now Terrell Edmunds will have to prove he was worth the gamble. 

While Edmunds looks the part of a pro safety at 6’1 and 217 pounds, his Cheap Braves Jerseys film didn’t match with first-round flashes, hence why NFL.com assigned him a third-or-fourth-round Cheap Basketball Jerseys grade. 

Either way, Edmunds is going to get his shot at playing time as a hybrid who can come in and make an impact in all phases. But he’ll have to do so under the harsh microscope of what looks like the biggest reach of the draft process. 

Second-round wideout James Washington arrives as the third receiver behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, the task being for the 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner to create room for those around him and give Ben Roethlisberger a security blanket. 

Stevens grad Amy Regan set to participate in Newport 10K run

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Amy Regan needed only one reason to join the track and field team at Stevens.

I was always active growing up, she said. And when I got to college, I literally was like,’I don’t know how to make friends unless I’m on a sports team,’ So I was like,’I’m pretty athletic, I think I can give this running thing a go,’ so I joined the team and it kind of took off from there.

Regan, a Green Brook native and Watchung Hills Regional High School alum, graduated from Stevens this past summer with a degree in engineering management and a master’s in systems analytics. She moved out to Kansas City after graduation to chase an opportunity to work for American multinational technology company Garmin, in Olathe, Kansas.

Regan works as a program manager on the Engineering and Business Development team under her mentor Kelly Hancox, who originally gave her the opportunity to make the move to Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys Kansas City. Regan’s team helps negotiate and build relationships with companies that use Garmin technology in their products.

There’s been quite a bit written about the decision by Browns general manager John Dorsey to select Mayfield over the likes of USC’s Sam Darnold or Wyoming’s Josh Allen. Much of it has been critical—after all, Mayfield is barely six feet tall, played in the stats-wacky Big 12 and had dustups both on and off the field that called into question his maturity level.

Mayfield told Russell Wilson (another vertically challenged quarterback) during an episode of ESPN’s QB2QB that he’s grown accustomed to the doubters.

If I was worried too much about it, I’d be worried about the wrong things, Mayfield said. But I do use some of it as motivation. I can listen to all the people patting me on the back, or I can listen to the people saying I need to get better. I know I need to get better, or else there would be nobody saying that.

However, it’s worth noting, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, that Dorsey, assistant GM Eliot Wolf and personnel consultant Scot McCloughan (all of whom have Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys extensive front-office experience) had Mayfield graded as the No. 1 quarterback in this year’s class—independent of one another.