The Eagles will need to work around their OTA schedule
In 2017, the Golden State Warriors opted not to visit the White House after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. It appears as though the Eagles won’t follow in their footsteps.
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Shazier is still recovering from a serious spinal injury suffered in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals that required spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6. He was released from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute earlier this month.
Shazier, 25, will enter the fifth year on his initial contract next season. After earning $9.56 million over his first NFL seasons, the two-time Pro Bowler will count $8.7 million against the Steelers’ salary cap after the team exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie contract last year.
Kraft is also one of only a few dozen persons who, according to Olivia Nuzzi of The New Yorker, Trump has cleared for a direct phone line to him. Trump, for his part, is also a significant figure in Patriots history, as he almost bought the team in 1988. The following day鈥擬onday, March 20, 2017鈥擳rump generated media attention for comments he made about Kaepernick. While speaking to a Louisville audience, Trump referenced an article by Bleacher Report ‘s Mike Freeman.