Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017: Canton hits all levels with Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker didn’t shy away from the long-term vision for the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

“Those two guys are full of knowledge and played so many snaps in this game,” Short said. “You want to ask those guys as much questions as you could. You’re trying to get to that level where they’re at.”

Because Peppers is a quiet person, Short joked he has to “pull stuff out of him.”

“If you want the information, you have to ask him, but he leads by example as well,” Short said. “Just picking his brain here and there, on the field, off the field, in the classroom, what he used to do and what he’s doing now. There’s just a lot of information and you have to take it all in and write some stuff down.”

During his career Peppers, who ranks fifth all-time with 143 1/2 sacks, has terrorized quarterbacks. He doesn’t even need to rush the passer to be Cheap Zach Parise Jerseys intimidating.

“He might be one of the biggest human beings I’ve ever seen in my life,” Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson said. “I joke about it, but we called a reverse when I was playing in Arizona in the preseason and I Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys was supposed to block him. I came around the corner and was like, ‘Hmm, no.’

“I turned and looked and thought, ‘I’m not cutting him,’ because that’s not the right thing to do.

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Dolphins will push for top choice Jay Cutler if Ryan Tannehill is done, report says

Ryan Tannehill’s season with the Dolphins is still up in the air, but the team is preparing to make a hard run at former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler if Tannehill needs surgery, ESPN.com reported.

As of right now, the Dolphins have Cutler pegged as their top choice to bring in, even though Cutler has reportedly indicated he is reluctant to return to the field.

“There are a couple of issues that might or might not fall — and that’s going to be up to the league to the decide — under the behavioral guidelines,” Jones said during Thursday’s broadcast. “But in my opinion, we’re preparing our team for Zeke and should.”

Elliott was never charged in the alleged 2016 assault, but that’s not the only issue Elliott has had off the field. He was cited in April for speeding after getting clocked at 100 mph in a 70-mph zone and stands accused of punching a nightclub DJ last weekend in Dallas, though Dallas police have suspended that investigation because the accuser was not cooperative.

“The domestic violence is not an issue,” Jones said. “Zeke has had some other things that have been looked at and are being looked at. But from the domestic violence issue, there’s not an issue. I think that my hope is that Zeke is with us opening night, and I don’t want to get into anything that might in any way influence negatively Cheap Jerseys Made In USA that decision from the league office.

“I hope — really hope — that it be immediately,” Jones Cheap Jerseys Ireland added. “I think that we will see that imminently.”

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Patriots QB Tom Brady makes troubling comments on concussion history

Gisele made headlines during the offseason when she revealed her husband, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, had suffered concussions in the past. Brady has been mostly silent about her comments due to a lack of media availibility, but he couldn’t hide from the cameras Friday at training camp.

During his media scrum, he was asked specifically if he had a concussion in 2016, as his wife had claimed. He didn’t confirm or deny the allegation, and instead talked around the question.

Tom Brady doesn’t deny having a concussion last year: “I really don’t think that’s anybody’s business.”

The apparent disagreement comes against a backdrop of starting QB Joe Flacco’s back injury, backup Ryan Mallett’s struggles in the early going of Ravens camp and a vertitable “who’s that?” of signees and potential targets such as oft-injured Robert Griffin III, journeyman Josh Woodrum (signed Monday), former arena league QB David Olson (signed last week and waived Monday) and now Aaron Murray, the latest to draw the Ravens’ interest, according to ESPN.com’s report.

The prospect of signing Kaepernick — who drew national attention last season with the 49ers for his boycott of the national anthem before games — first came up last week, after Flacco’s injury was made public.

Over the weekend, Bisciotti said the team was considering signing Kaepernick, who became a free agent in March and reportedly has said he would not Cheap Jerseys In UK continue Cheap Jerseys In Canada his protest with a new team this season.

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Will Le’Veon Bell’s free agency reset the market for the NFL’s best running backs?

After failing to agree on a contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is set to play out 2017 on a one-year deal. By turning down Pittsburgh’s overtures, the 25-year-old is betting he can make a splash in free agency after one more explosive season at Heinz Field.

The only question now is what kind of market awaits Bell — and the league’s other top tailbacks — in an NFL that’s slowly diverting from the “you don’t need a featured back” trend of the past five years?

Jones made a point of saying so when discussing the challenges of preparing his upcoming induction speech.

“The memories recapping and looking back, my remarks I wanted to include have been very enjoyable,” Jones told co-host Gil Brandt and I last week on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “But at the end of the day I can’t say enough about what I think of the future.

“I know how lucky I am to have gotten to this point, but I really believe that my story is about what it is in the coming years.”

Jones’ standing in the Hall won’t be affected by whatever unfolds — heck, even O.J. Simpson remains a member — but his legacy will be.

That isn’t an accident. Hall voters (which I was, for seven years) are reticent to champion those still active on a team, or potentially so, because of how their return could impact the overall body of work already complied. Polian was so concerned about having his Hall candidacy torpedoed in 2015 that he dropped out of Cheap Jerseys From China NHL consideration for a top executive role with the Bills.

In this case, the Jones book isn’t close Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping to completion. The 74-year-old Jones shows no signs he will cede his roles as the franchise’s president and general manager to his son Stephen or a family outsider any time soon.

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Chargers rookie Mike Williams denies he has season-ending back injury

Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams stated Saturday that he will not need season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back.

There had been some reports claiming Williams may need to undergo season-ending surgery for the injury he suffered during rookie minicamp, but the first-round pick in this year’s draft made sure everyone knew the reports were false.

Moran stumbled away from the batter’s box and immediately went to the ground clutching his face. After being examined by trainers, he was carted off the field.

It was a pretty scary incident, manager A.J. Hinch said. I go on the field, and he’s got blood on the face. Blood, it isn’t generally seen in our sport.

He went to the hospital, where he was evaluated for everything from a concussion to a fracture, Hinch said.

The 24-year-old Moran, who was playing only his second game this season after being called up from Triple-A Tuesday, has literally seen the agony and the ecstasy the sport has to offer in his brief stint with the Astros. Friday night, he hit his first career home run.

On an odd note, the player who replaced Moran in the batter’s box after his injury, Marwin Gonzalez, hit a three-run homer to provide the go-ahead runs as the Astros went on to win 8-4.

Another 24 percent of people said they didn’t watch Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys as many games because of domestic violence incidents involving players or because of Cheap Custom Jerseys game delays.

Sixteen percent said the presidential election replaced their NFL interest, and 5 percent said they got rid of cable.

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Wait, the Cavs were talking about WHAT in their huddle?

It’s hard to truly know what players are talking about in the huddle. We can try our best to become lipreading experts or pick up audio from nearby TV mics. But it feels safe to say they are not talking about that.

Cavs sideline reporter Allie Clifton relayed an observation during the break between the third and fourth quarters of Friday night’s game between Cleveland and the Nets. Well, it was supposed to be an observation. It sounded like something else entirely.

Fultz continues to reside at No. 1 on just about every NBA scout’s draft board that I’ve spoken with in recent weeks. Why? He is having an historic season for any college basketball player, let alone an 18-year-old freshman.

Fultz is currently the only player since at least the 2009-10 season (according to Sports-Reference.com) to put up at least 23 points per game on a 55 percent true-shooting percentage while also posting at least a 34 assist rate and under a 13 turnover rate. He is a unique blend of efficient scoring ability and playmaking that hasn’t been seen in college hoops for a while. And he’s doing it with players around him that aren’t exactly of elite quality.

Even though Washington hasn’t had the type of team success Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys you’d hope for, Fultz has lived up to the hype in every way Cheap China NFL Jerseys individually. He’s in a tier all by himself as a prospect.

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr calls Donald Trump’s travel ban a ‘horrible idea’

Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been pretty vocal about opposing Donald Trump, saying soon after he won the election, I thought we were better than this.

With little more than a month remaining in the initial five-year agreement establishing SHRP (Sports Health and Research Program), the NFL has yet to contribute the remaining $18 million pledged to support research into health issues affecting athletes through NIH, the letter reads. Since this research is critical to improving our understanding of the increased health risks that athletes face from their sport as well as ways to prevent and mitigate such risks for the future, we would hope that the NFL would follow through on its commitment to provide the balance of its $30 million donation.

In 2012, the NFL agreed to pay $30 million over five years to NIH for research as an unrestricted pledge. The agreement expires next month.

A league spokesperson responded to the Washington Post by Cheap Baseball Jerseys saying the NFL is currently engaged in constructive discussions with the NIH.

Yes, left end Akiem Hicks is a beast who should produce even better in a contract year. But he’s the only sure bet on the front of the Bears’ 3-4 under Fangio. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman has all the potential in the world, but his shaky Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK injury history forced Chicago to sign John Jenkins for depth in the wake of Will Sutton’s departure.

The Bears hope their savior in this position group will be second-year right end Jonathan Bullard, who provided flashes last season but struggled with consistency. He and Mitch Unrein again will split time unless Bullard improves and earns the vast majority of snaps. Without Cornelius Washington and Ego Ferguson, depth on the defensive line is an issue.

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NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers interested in Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut

THE RUMOR: LeBron James says the Cavaliers need to add a playmaker, and after hosting a free-agent minicamp, the team has turned its attention toward Lakers guard Jose Calderon and Mavericks center Andrew Bogut in their search for help.

THE DETAILS: Due to the Cavs’ salary-cap limitations, in part caused by contracts desired by James, it’s unlikely they end up with Calderon, Bogut or Mavericks guard Deron Williams, who has also been linked to the Cavs.

The only sure thing is that Carmelo Anthony has outlived his usefulness in New York.

Almost everybody in New York thought that line came directly from the Zen Master himself. Since the Rosen piece, the Knicks have been in a free fall, and Melo has had to answer to an endless stream of questions about trades while Jackson has remained silent. He hasn’t talked to the New York media since Sept. 22 and doesn’t appear ready to break his silence. When Derrick Rose went AWOL earlier this month, Jackson had coach Jeff Hornacek answer questions instead of handling what seemed to be more in line with his position as team president. That only added to the idea that Jackson continues to be in over his head.

Things aren’t pretty. Right now the Knicks are headed for a fourth straight playoff-less season and the brunt of the fans’ disgust will fall on Anthony’s shoulders. In a way, it’s worse than what former Knicks star Patrick Ewing faced because at Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys least the Knicks were an automatic 50-win team and had several deep runs, including two Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys Finals appearances, during Ewing’s New York days.

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Chris Paul on future with Clippers: ‘We just lost 20 minutes ago’

In some quarters, George drew praise for wanting the last shot. But he was castigated elsewhere for hammering a teammate.

He’s not a winner by saying that (stuff) in public, said Cheap China NFL Jerseys one GM. That’s no way to support a teammate, but that’s how Paul rolls.

He’s been erratic as a playoff performer, and has been called out for his lack of consistency by Indiana team president Larry Bird. But George is famously tougher on teammates than he is on himself, even when the team is winning a few rounds in the playoffs. When the Pacers competed against Miami for the top spot in the East in 2013 and 2014, they had strong veteran leaders like David West and George Hill. If Magic makes a deal for George or signs him as a free agent in 2018, he’ll need to import similar strong-willed vets, or else there is a good chance that George’s negativity will adversely impact younger teammates.

Chris Paul’s season is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his time with the Clippers is.

Shortly after Los Angeles’ Game 7 loss to Utah in its first-round NBA playoff Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys series, a reporter asked Paul whether he would exercise his early termination option in July.

Paul has played in 76 career postseason games, the most of any player without making a conference finals appearance. That includes a six-year stretch with the Clippers, who, with their loss to the Jazz on Sunday, have failed to make the second round of the playoffs two years running.

It wouldn’t be out of the question for Paul to consider leaving the Clippers for a team with a better shot of at least a conference title — and he certainly has that opportunity now that the fourth season of his contract with the Clippers has concluded.

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Watch Kyrie Irving set up LeBron James dunk with lob off backboard

The top four teams dominated the conference for most of the season, but there’s more parity in the East when compared to the West. From whether the Pacers can contain LeBron James at point-center to Bradley Beal’s off-ball movement, let’s look at which factors could swing each series.

Although the Cavaliers took a huge step back defensively this season, they’ve been a historically good team on offense. They finished the season behind only the Warriors and Rockets in offensive efficiency with 110.9 points per 100 possessions and had some of the highest scoring lineups in the entire league.

The tweet, with the words LA Clippers followed by three smiley face emojis, was quickly deleted. Yet it sparked plenty of speculation. Was Porzingis — who was unhappy with the Knicks’ struggles and off-court drama last season — trying to send a not-so-subtle message about his preferred destination?

There’s another explanation. ESPN’s Ian Begley reported Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men Sunday that Porzingis was sleeping when the Clippers tweet was sent and that his representative said his Twitter account was apparently hacked.

After Porzingis skipped his postseason exit interview with the Cheap Braves Jerseys Knicks last month, ESPN reported several teams had reached out to the Knicks to inquire about his availability. Coming on the heels of that news, the last thing the 7-3 star needs is a hacker messing around with his Twitter account.

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