Panthers issue statement on Richardson without mentioning Richardson

The Panthers are about two weeks away from a clean slate.
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They decided to start a bit early, by washing their hands of handsy former owner Jerry Richardson before he walked out the door.

The Panthers issued a statement after the league fined Richardson $2.75 million for workplace misconduct, but the Panthers statement leaves out one key name — Richardson’s.

The Carolina Panthers recently received notice from the NFL that its investigation into workplace misconduct is complete, the statement read. We cooperated throughout the investigation and have taken proactive steps to address any misconduct. While the investigation has concluded, we remain committed to improving all facets of our organization and fostering an environment in which all of our staff can trust they are safe and valued.

After ranking No. 1 among qualifiers in run-block success percentage in 2016 (21.4), Mack turned in another great run-blocking season in 2017, finishing second in run-block success percentage at 20.7, Gayle writes. He also earned the second-high run-block grade (90.7) this past season.

I don’t think it’s a matter of if (Brees breaks the record), it’s Womens Matt Martin Jersey just a matter of when, Manning said (via He’s been a great player for a long time.

Manning retired in March 2016 after accumulating 71,940 passing yards over 18 seasons with the Colts and Broncos.

Brees, who is set to enter his 18th year in the NFL, is currently less than 1,500 yards away from Manning’s record.

Obviously, he’s just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape, Manning said about Brees. Credit to him for playing as long as he Melky Cabrera Authentic Jersey has at such a high level … He’s just been a great model of consistency,

Manning also holds the NFL record for career touchdown passes with 539. Brees trails that mark by 51.

Cardinals Announce 2018 Training Camp Dates

The Cardinals report to training camp on July 27.
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The Cardinals still have a week of OTAs Womens Sheldon Rankins Jersey and a mandatory minicamp, but Steve Wilks’ first training camp is now less Kyle Rudolph Jersey than two months away, with the team announcing its camp dates Friday.

Players report to University of Phoenix Stadium on July 27, with the first open practice held on July 28 from 1:30-4 p.m.

The annual Red & White Practice will be held in the same time frame the following Saturday, Aug. 4.

The Cardinals open the preseason with a home game against the Chargers Aug. 11. The schedule also has the team breaking camp earlier this year, prior to the second preseason game in New Orleans. The Cards play the Saints Aug. 17.

As always, parking and admission are free. Practice times are subject to change. Further details on the Red & White Practice as well as other camp activities will be posted on later this summer.

At this point, he’s just trying to find a consistent home on the field.

Haason is doing a fantastic job, Bucannon said. He’s exactly where he needs to be.

The finale of the offseason series Cardinals Flight Plan drops tonight on Facebook Live ( and will be posted on Thursday morning. The last episode will feature a look back at the major events of the offseason, a Make-a-Wish appearance in Tempe, the team’s braintrust prepping for the future and players going through the final minicamp of the offseason — with defensive coordinator Al Holcomb mic’d up for a practice.

Brandon Graham OK with playing out Eagles contract

The lure of a championship can change career paths for many across multiple sports. It can also keep key players around in situations in which they’d otherwise depart.
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Consider Brandon Graham ‘s situation to be the latter. The veteran defensive end, who’s entering the final year of his four-year, $26 million deal, said as much Thursday.

While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Aiken, 26, was reportedly pronounced dead at Broward Medical Center.

Aiken overcame tragedy to enjoy a solid career and earn his degree at Rutgers, playing in 34 games in the Scarlet Knights’ defensive backfield. The 5-11, 190-pounder out of Chaminade High School in Hollywood, Fla., was a defensive standout on Rutgers’ most recent bowl team, Brett Favre Youth Jersey starting eight of the 13 games he played in at free safety while posting a career-best 51 tackles.

In a season-opening win at Washington State, Aiken had seven solo tackles, including a forced Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey fumble on a punt return to help setup the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, and a fourth-down pass breakup to seal the win on the final defensive series.

Nevertheless, quarterback Eli Manning liked what he saw from his top receiving threat.

During a Friday one-on-one interview with NFL Network’s Rhett Lewis while at the annual Manning Passing Academy on the campus of Nicholls State in Louisiana, Manning revealed he and Beckham got together after a Giants ‘ minicamp camp practice and ran a few routes.

He looks great, Manning said. He looks healthy.

Manning’s proclamation provides good news ahead of training camp, and the Giants appear primed to get the best out of Beckham on the field.

With a fully healthy Beckham, the Giants have one of the league’s elite wide receivers.

Robby Anderson pleads no contest to charge, gets 6 months’ probation

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson settled the final charge remaining against him, pleading no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in South Florida, his attorney confirmed to ESPN.

Attorney Ed O’Donnell told ESPN’s Rich Cimini that Anderson made the plea on Wednesday and received six months of probation and has no travel restrictions as part of the agreement.

Anderson, 25, enjoyed a breakout season in 2017, finishing with 63 receptions for 941 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Their lineup is great from 1-through-9, so those two home runs kind of sealed the deal for them, Fiers said. And hat’s off to (Bieber). No one has seen that guy, but he threw the ball great. He was awesome.

Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez reached base for the 29th straight game, walking in his first four plate appearances and scoring twice.

The Tigers have dropped three in a row and fell to 2-4 on their eight-game road trip. The first pitch was delayed 1 hour, 41 minutes due to rain.

Bradley Zimmer, who opened the season as Cleveland’s starting center fielder, will miss four to six weeks with an inflamed right shoulder. Zimmer was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on June 5 to work on his swing after hitting .226 in 32 games in the majors.

Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson (4-2, 4.52 ERA) will oppose the Marlins. He lasted 1 1/3 scoreless innings on April 29 at Miami before being forced to leave because he was feeling light-headed. He’s 1-1, 1.29 in three starts against Miami.

After working seven innings in consecutive starts and allowing three runs, Anderson gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the New York Mets and took the loss as the Rockies were trampled, 12-2. He allowed two homers in that game and has yielded 14 homers this season in 79 2/3 innings.

Marlins rookie Trevor Richards (1-4, 5.45), who is in his second stint with the team this season, lost his last start Sunday at Baltimore, giving up nine hits and six runs in 3 1/3 innings as the Marlins fell, 10-4. He has made eight starts, five of which the Marlins have lost. In five starts on the road, Richards is 0-3 with a 7.40 ERA.

Richards has never faced the Rockies and will be making his Coors Field debut. Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, who gave up nine hits and seven runs in Friday’s loss, said he received some advice about pitching at Coors Field from former Orioles teammate Ubaldo Jimenez, who went 56-45 with a 3.66 ERA with the Rockies and was 19-8 with a 2.98 ERA in 2010, the best season by a Rockies starter in franchise history.

Michael Bennett on anthem policy: It isn’t so much about the gesture anymore

Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been one of the league’s more vocal protestors, willing to sit during the national anthem to bring attention to the causes he believes in.
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But while he doesn’t agree with either the NFL’s new policy requiring players on the field to stand, or the President whose pressure inspired that policy, Bennett doesn’t sound like a man who wants to extend this particular fight.

Both true professionals, coach Todd Bowles said of the newcomers. Blending in with the guys, fitting in well with the group, can [only] help us.

Predictably, Bowles tempered enthusiasm about the group, pointing to the date on the calendar and the need to jell. Talent doesn’t always equate to production. Johnson and Wilcox have to get used to their new teammates. Maye isn’t practicing Nolan Patrick Jersey — following offseason arthroscopic ankle surgery, though on Tuesday he talked about the benefit of learning from the sidelines — and neither is Claiborne (bruised left hand).

We like the players we have. We liked the players we had on the team last year, Bowles said. Talent is one thing, blending them in is a whole different animal. We have to make sure they blend the right away and go from there.

The 28-year-old played well in New Orleans until injuries derailed his career there (and ultimately, the careers of some former team doctors after his leg injury was misdiagnosed).

He had some workouts for NFL teams this offseason, but couldn’t find a team willing to take a chance at a time when they can roster 90, so he’s looking back to his roots

Knox has worked out for every team selecting sixth through 12th. On Tuesday, Andre Johnson Womens Jersey he is headed back to the Sixers, who select 10th, but only to meet and have dinner with coach/GM Brett Brown before Knox heads to New York for the draft.

ESPN’s Draft Express mock draft placed Knox with the Knicks at No. 9 in recent days. ESPN reported the Knicks asked Knox if he had any more workouts scheduled with clubs drafting ahead of them.

Knox Sr. said his son would be used to the scrutiny in New York because of his experience at Kentucky, which garners college basketball’s most media attention.

If point guard Trae Young or Duke center Wendell Carter aren’t available at No. 9, the Knicks could be faced with a sure-thing selection of Villanova small forward Mikal Bridges, 21, or the risk-reward pick of Knox.

Alex Reyes injury update: Cardinals’ top prospect out 6 months with torn lat tendon

Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes just can’t buy a break.
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After undergoing Tommy John surgery in February 2017 and missing a year in recovery, Reyes made it back to MLB for a Kenny Golladay Jersey start last week. He left the start with a back injury and now he’s out for another good chunk of time.

The Cardinals announced Wednesday Dominik Hasek Womens Jersey that Reyes had surgery on a torn lat tendon and is expected to be out for another six months.

Reyes has been a top-5 prospect in all of baseball for the better part of the last four years, but despite a fastball that touches triple digits and two secondary offerings with incredibly high expectations, he has managed to throw a mere 50 innings in the last three years with the Cardinals.

By establishing early continuity with the personnel while mixing up the scheme, the Seahawks are trying to be respectable on the line. That won’t happen unless Pocic and Ifedi both take developmental leaps.

At the time, Linden, N.J., police said Dykstra held a weapon to the driver’s head after he refused to update the destination of a prescheduled ride at 3:30 a.m. ET May 23, NBC New York reported.

Dykstra, 55, claimed that it was the unidentified driver who behaved inappropriately when Dykstra sought to change destinations in the middle of his ride,.

The guy went nuclear on me, Dykstra told the NY Daily News the next day. He f—ing kidnapped me and almost killed me going 100 mph. He locked me in his f—ing car, and he wouldn’t let me out.

The driver eventually pulled into a police station parking lot with Dykstra in the car and began honking his horn repeatedly, which alerted officers. Dykstra has accused the Uber driver of lying to police.

Dykstra reportedly still faces charges of making terroristic threats and possessing cocaine, MDMA and marijuana, found on him at the time. No weapon was discovered in the car.

Separating fact from fiction: What Odell Beckham’s presence at Giants minicamp means now (and later)

This was the plan all along, no matter how many different variations of it have been tossed around publicly as if somehow then the narrative regarding Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants would change.
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Beckham was always going to be here for mandatory minicamp Tuesday, continuing what he hopes is a path back to the game Scott Darling Jersey he essentially dominated for three seasons and the better part of four games before a fractured ankle sent him to the sideline, abruptly halting that ascension.

We have been in contact with Julio and his representation, Dimitroff said Monday. We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending minicamp. Back in May, Jones told TMZ that his absence this offseason wasn’t even about money.

It’s not  even about [my contract], Jones said at the time. Everybody wants a story right now. There’s no story to be told. I’m just working. I’m getting myself better. I’m just working on myself right now. There’s no bad blood between me and the team or anything like that. Everybody on the outside trying to look in and destroy what we built there. Whatever the reasons, Jones won’t be with his teammates for mandatory minicamp, which begins Tuesday. 

Bird is hitting .215 with 14 hits in 66 at bats since his season debut on May 27. He missed nearly two months to start the season after  undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur in his right ankle.

And despite clubbing two home runs in June, Bird has just three RBI Adam Joseph Duhe Jersey in the month to show for his efforts. Considering Bird has seen significant time in the middle of the Yankees’ potent lineup, it hasn’t translated into any significant numbers yet.

The crazy run also made him the early clubhouse leader at 2-over par, just a few hours after he began his round tied for 23rd and six shots off the top.

Unfortunately for Fleetwood, he couldn’t get putts to drop on Nos. 16, 17 or 18 – and that cost him the first 62 in championship history. As it turned out, it also cost him a playoff with champion Brooks Koepka, who finished at 1-over.

He knew immediately that those missed opportunities would bite him, too.

Andrew Luck’s last major hurdle in his comeback is his mind

The shoulder is good. It’s ready. That’s what doctors have been telling Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, but that’s not the only reason he threw a football in public Tuesday. At some point in his rehabilitation, getting his shoulder right became secondary to getting his mind right.

Andrew Luck is not your normal head case. He’s not soft, not mentally weak. No, he’s the opposite, which is why the Colts have been tiptoeing publicly around his shoulder rehab, because if Luck isn’t mentally ready, it’s not going to happen. That brain of his, it’s too strong and it’s too smart and it’s way, way too hard on the rest of his body.

Luck is getting his mind right, and that mind of his … well, it can do special things. I’m talking about his intellect – he’s a Stanford grad and founder of the Andrew Luck Book Club – and about something less quantifiable: When Luck believes he can do special things, he does them. You remember 2012-14, right? Three times he led to the playoffs a team with inferior talent and, once Bruce Arians left, atrocious coaching.

SportsBusiness Daily has collected links to various columns calling out the NFL for saying nothing at all in the two days since the latest presidential assault on pro football happened. And it’s only going to get worse. It’s only going to get worse because: (1) the President knows it’s a winning issue; and (2) the NFL continues to run scared, hopeful that ignoring the President will cause him to eventually go away. But that response to bullying works only when the only thing the bully gains from bullying is knowledge that the bullying is provoking the desired reaction from the subject of the bullying.

In this case, it doesn’t matter that the NFL is ignoring the President. What matters is that the President’s base isn’t ignoring it, and that the media isn’t, either. Through it all, the NFL ends up looking even more impotent and ineffective, which further underscores the chronic failure to fix the anthem problem months before the hiding-in-plain-sight ingredients to a recipe for a major storm of something other than snow came together and splattered all over the league’s face. Let’s be as plain and simple about this one as possible. The NFL created the mess in 2009 by deciding to make the players props in an effort to wrap the Shield in the flag.

Giants GM Dave Gettleman Announces He Has Lymphoma, Will Undergo Treatment

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced on Tuesday he will begin treatment for lymphoma: 
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Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future. The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.

I will continue to work as much as the treatment process will allow, and as they know, when I am not in the office, I will be in constant communication with Pat (Shurmur), Reggie Miller Youth Jersey Kevin (Abrams) and the rest of our staff.

It sure is. In Philadelphia, Wentz is much more popular than the president. And he sure looks like he’s poised to once again have a better year than him, too.

Guerrero released a statement saying he is disappointed by Edelman’s suspension and doesn’t condone using banned substances.

I’ve known Julian since his rookie year and he is a phenomenal athlete who takes his training seriously—it’s disappointing to hear today’s news, Guerrero said. Elite athletes sometimes work with multiple coaches and health professionals as part of their training. Here at our facility, we take a natural, holistic, appropriate and, above all, legal approach to training and recovery for all of our clients. And anyone who would suggest otherwise is irresponsible, and just plain Peter Forsberg Jersey wrong.

Is Guerrero suggesting that Edelman got a banned substance from one of the other coaches and health professionals he works with? Perhaps. But Guerrero is definitely saying that he should bear no blame for Edelman’s suspension.

The suspension, if upheld, represents a big blow to the Patriots offense. New England lost Danny Amendola in free agency and traded away Brandin Cooks. Those losses were supposed to be mitigated by the return of Edelman.

Now Brady will have to wait until Week 5 versus the Indianapolis Colts to target his BFF.

Texans looking at all options in attempt to replace Andre Hal

The Minnesota Vikings Youth Jersey Texans have begun formulating a plan to replace safety Andre Hal. Houston expected to have one of the top safety tandems in the NFL after signing Tyrann Mathieu to start opposite Hal this season.
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But Hal, who started all 16 games at free safety last season, recently was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He still is being evaluated at MD Anderson Cancer Center to determine his course of treatment.

Abreu ripped an RBI double to left field on the 11th pitch of the game, Andy Levitre Jersey scoring Yoan Moncada from first to put Chicago ahead 1-0. Devers tied it with his RBI single to center in the second after J.D. Martinez’s leadoff double.

Porcello hit Matt Davidson on the hand with a fastball to load the bases with one down in the third. Omar Narvaez popped out to shortstop the next at-bat, but Porcello walked Tim Anderson to force in a run and put Chicago ahead 2-1.

At $14.25 million per year, which puts him at No. 8 among all receivers and — perhaps more importantly — at less than half of what quarterback Matt Ryan makes, Jones clearly wants more. The problem is that he’s under contract for three more years, making it harder for the Falcons to justify giving him more.

The decision to skip mandatory minicamp takes the situation to the proverbial next level, making it clear that despite Jones’ past denials, there’s a problem. Even if neither Jones nor his agent, Jimmy Sexton, will admit it.

I’m not going to comment publicly about the situation, Sexton told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I’m going to let them say whatever they want to say.

That last quote suggests that Sexton and Jones may not actually agree with whatever the Falcons have said, including the claim that talks have been productive and constructive.

The broader question for Jones, as it will be for any playing skipping mandatory minicamp, becomes whether he’ll risk incurring $40,000 in daily fines or surrender game checks if necessary to get what he wants.