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New York Daily News

Greg Bird scratched from lineup after being hit by pitch

TAMPA — After being hit in the elbow by a pitch during Wednesday’s game, Greg Bird was scratched from the lineup Thursday with tightness and swelling. According to reporters in Jupiter, Bird was headed back to Tampa for X-Rays. Yankee manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Bird could have played,...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Antonio Brown seemingly would rather be concussed by Vontaze Burfict than called out by Ben Roethlisberger

In an ironic twist of fate, the recently released Vontaze Burfict signed a one-year contract with the Raiders, Antonio Brown’s new team. Brown, who suffered a severe concussion from a dirty hit by Burfict in a playoff game involving the Bengals and Steelers three years ago, doesn’t seem disrespected at all by what his new team just did. After going on and on about respect as a motivating factor for wanting to leave the Steelers, Antonio Brown must have felt pretty darn disrespected on Tuesday when his new team, the Raiders, signed the recently released Vontaze Burfict to a one-year...

New York Daily News

Driver torches school bus with 51 kids inside, police rescue all

A driver in Italy hijacked the school bus he was piloting and set it on fire with 51 children inside after threatening their lives for 40 minutes. Only minor injuries resulted, as police were able to smash the windows and back door to yank the children and teachers out before the bus was engulfed...

The Falcoholic

Ricardo Allen returns to practice field for first time since Achilles injury

The Falcons safety posted video of his rehab since he was placed on injured reserve on September 24. Atlanta’s roaming free safety Ricardo Allen went down against the New Orleans Saints on September 23, marking the end of any hope for the Falcons defense in 2018. The team was hit early and often with injury but the loss of Allen was perhaps felt the most. Achilles tears can be much tougher to rehab from than a torn ACL, putting Allen’s potential 2019 debut in question. In a rare piece of good news for Falcons fans Allen returned to the practice field, per his Snapchat scooped by...

New York Daily News

Video of Baby Aiden shows a happy child, whose family is now mourning his tragic death

The heart-broken family of one-month-old Aiden Rodriguez, whose death has been ruled a homicide, wept as they spoke of a happy infant who brought joy to their lives. Aiden’s father, Christian Rodriguez, 24, has been charged with assaulting the tiny infant, who suffered severe head injuries that...

Bleeding Green Nation

Report: Eagles nearing contract with Vinny Curry

He’s coming home. The Eagles are close to a deal to bring Vinny Curry back to Philadelphia, according to Zach Berman. This is after the lifetime Eagles fan spent the 2018 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles are nearing a deal with defensive end Vinny Curry, according to a league source.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) March 21, 2019 It looks like it's going to be a one-year deal, source said. https://t.co/V5F38P8hQa— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) March 21, 2019 Curry suffered a few injuries last season and only suited up in 12 games, and late in the season lost his...

NESN.com

Vince Wilfork Gives Isaiah Wynn Advice On Achilles Injury Recovery

Isaiah Wynn’s rookie season was over before it started. Wynn, the No. 23 overall pick in last year’s NFL draft,... Read More »

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Injury update: Falcons safety Ricardo Allen back running

Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen, who suffered a torn Achilles that cost him to miss 13 games last season, ran for the first time, according to his social media post.

ClutchPoints

Rams’ Cooper Kupp provides an update on his ACL rehab

Cooper Kupp put together a fantastic rookie season with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. He was following that up nicely in 2018 – and was clearly their slot receiver of the future. Sadly the season ended abruptly for Kupp after an ACL injury in November. Now, thanks to TheRams.com, he’s providing everyone with an […] The post Rams’ Cooper Kupp provides an update on his ACL rehab appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals re-sign Josh Tupou

Tupou gives the Bengals good depth in the middle of their defense. The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed defensive tackle Josh Tupou to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Tupou signed the exclusive rights tender the Bengals extended to him on March 8. Tupou, a third-year player in 2019, joined the Bengals as a college free agent out of the University of Colorado in 2017. He has played in seven games over his first two seasons, and has recorded nine tackles. He spent the final six games of 2018 on the Reserve/Injured list, due to a pectoral injury. In the limited snaps Tupou...

Pats Pulpit

New England Patriots links 3/20/19 - Wynn-win: Tackle working out at Gillette, Pats counting on him

Daily news and links for Thursday TEAM TALK Patriots 2019 Free Agent Tracker. Angelique Fiske reports Patriots alumni Tyrone Poole is set to compete on ‘American Ninja Warrior’, airing June 5th. Draft Prospect Review: Tight Ends. (15.54 min.) LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss reports Isaiah Wynn has been a daily visitor to Gillette Stadium, working on his return from an Achilles injury his rookie season. CBS Boston tells us Bill Belichick was in attendance at Georgia Pro Day. Matt Dolloff suggests a trio of receivers who Bill Belichick could be targeting in the draft from Georgia’s Pro...

Field Gulls

Doug Baldwin to have more surgery this offseason

At the Scouting Combine, Pete Carroll told reporters that Doug Baldwin had undergone surgery on his shoulder and knee, following injuries suffered during the regular season. On KJR on Wednesday afternoon, Baldwin said he has “more surgeries on the way, most likely.” NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo followed up with the details of Baldwin’s upcoming surgery, reporting it was for a possible sports hernia, and that the surgery is set for early April in Philadelphia. He’s slated to see William Meyers in Philly soon re: a possible sports hernia, according to a source. Early April is what...

ClutchPoints

3 biggest needs the Washington Redskins must focus on in the 2019 NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins are in the midst of a transformative offseason. They’ve had perhaps the worst luck of any team in the league the past couple of years, as they’ve suffered a brutal string of injuries. Alex Smith suffered a potentially career-ending leg injury last year, and the offensive line and receiving corps were all […] The post 3 biggest needs the Washington Redskins must focus on in the 2019 NFL Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Big Cat Country

Jaguars OL is fine, actually

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line in 2018 was in shambles about mid-way through the season. By the end of the season there was only one Week 1 starter left on the active game day roster, recently re-signed right guard A.J. Cann, and the rest were back ups of back ups. As stated, it was simply a mess. I think because of the slew of injuries to the front and second line of the offensive line, it’s led to people over exaggerating the issues on the Jaguars offensive line and how big of a need it is to address it. The team is returning four of their five starters from last season and...

Baltimore Sun

Ravens waive linebacker Bam Bradley, cornerback Jaylen Hill after failed physicals

The Ravens waived linebacker Bam Bradley and cornerback Jaylen Hill after both failed physicals, according to the NFL’s list of transactions for Tuesday. Both players missed last season with injuries. Bradley, who made the Ravens’ 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent in 2017, tore his ACL in...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders sign LB Vontaze Burfict to 1-year deal

This afternoon, the Raiders announced they have signed former Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The deal is reportedly for one year and $5M, which is exactly the sort of ‘prove-it’ deal one might expect for a player with a history as spotted with injuries and suspensions as Burfict’s. This move was an obvious one, considering Burfict played his best football under Raiders DC Paul Guenther when he was DC of the Bengals, and the Raiders had a massive need at linebacker. Burfict said today that the first person he called upon getting cut by Cincinnati was his mother, and the second...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys News: Free agency movement for Dallas includes Randall Cobb signing

Plus, what other moves are the Cowboys making? Cowboys find their Cole Beasley replacement by signing Randall Cobb to one-year deal - Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports On Monday, longtime Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb visited the Cowboys but ultimately left without a deal. On Tuesday, though, Cobb came to terms on a one-year deal with Dallas that helps fill the hole left by Cole Beasley. He’s coming off a disappointing season due in large part to injuries that limited him to nine games, but he’s been a consistent performer over the course of his career. Since entering the league in...

Bleeding Green Nation

Update on Jay Ajayi’s visit with the Colts

No done deal. Free agent running back Jay Ajayi left his visit with the Indianapolis Colts without a new contract, according to multiple reports. Sounded like this visit, which was today, went well. Nothing imminent, but the two sides will keep talking. https://t.co/qzzmNHBkXe— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2019 This should not be surprising given his injury situation (ACL). IMO, would have been more surprising if they pulled the trigger immediately.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 20, 2019 As noted here, it’s still possible Ajayi will sign with the Colts. Him...

Bolts From The Blue

How will the Chargers replace Tyrell Williams?

Well, dang. With Tyrell Williams chasing the bag and signing with the Oakland Raiders for $44 million across the next four years, the Chargers had to say goodbye to one of Tom Telesco’s greatest UDFA finds. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple years, you can likely recall Tyrell’s breakout season in 2016 when Keenan Allen was lost for the year after an ACL injury in week one of that season. Williams went on to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark after catching 69 passes and seven touchdowns, taking full advantage of the gleaming opportunity in front of him. Each of...

Tenn Truth

Tennessee Titans: What the Ryan Tannehill trade means for Mariota’s future

It looks like we might have a quarterback battle coming to Nashville in 2019. Ryan Tannehill was traded recently to the Titans as Tennessee looks for a possible post-Mariota option. The Titans sent a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick to Miami in exchange for the injury-prone quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tennessee isn’t getting the […] Tennessee Titans: What the Ryan Tannehill trade means for Mariota’s future - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt

Silver And Black Pride

Former Raiders OT Donald Penn: ‘I have years left in me as a starter in the NFL’

This past weekend, the Raiders made the seemingly inevitable move to release Donald Penn. The long time iron man left tackle had seen injuries end his past three seasons short and the team had moved on, drafting Kolton Miller in the first round of the 2018 draft and signing free agent tackle Trent Brown to a record deal this offseason. The beginning of the end for Penn in Oakland was the foot injury he had at the end of the 2017 season that required surgery and had him out all offseason, returning midway through training camp only after reworking his contract and lining up at right tackle...

ClutchPoints

Bengals’ Tyler Eifert talks about coming back from ‘freak’ injury

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert suffered a nasty broken ankle last season. As hard as it was to go through, it’s actually a source of pride at this point. Eifert said they put his ankle back in place on the field, which was tough, but now he can look back at it and be […] The post Bengals’ Tyler Eifert talks about coming back from ‘freak’ injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

2019 NFL free agency: Details released on Patriots contracts with Maurice Harris and Terrance Brooks

Breaking down the salary cap impact of two of the Patriots’ latest free agent signings. On Tuesday, more details about how the Patriots’ flurry of week-one roster additions would impact the 2019 salary cap emerged, as ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported the specifics of Maurice Harris’ one-year deal with New England. WR Maurice Harris contract: 1 year, $1 millionSigning bonus: $90kBase salary: $720kRoster bonus: $150k ($9,375 per game if on 46-man roster)Workout bonus: $40kANALYSIS: There is injury split to $448,000, and also an injury waiver. Protects team. Modest deal to build depth.—...

The Falcoholic

Reflecting on Matt Ryan’s 11 Seasons: 2014

A season featuring occasional flashes of greatness from Matt Ryan and co. was ultimately undone by an abysmal offensive line, hopeless defense, and poor coaching. “The only place you can go is up” is the best way to describe the Falcons going into 2014. Everything that could have gone wrong in 2013 essentially happened. Star players suffered serious injuries. Young players failed to develop. Dependable veterans drastically declined. All of those components culminated into a disastrous season. Matt Ryan was one of the few players to emerge without getting severely hurt or struggling...

Big Easy Mafia

Chance to play for Tomlin lured Mark Barron to Steelers

If not for an injury to a Los Angeles Rams teammate in 2015, Mark Barron might not be the Pittsburgh Steelers newest inside linebacker.

ClutchPoints

RUMOR: Texans express interest in Donald Penn

The Houston Texans have expressed interest in free-agent offensive lineman Donald Penn, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. Penn was released by the Oakland Raiders late last week. The 35-year-old is coming off of a season in which he played in just four games as a result of a groin injury that ultimately […] The post RUMOR: Texans express interest in Donald Penn appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Eagles news: Andrew Sendejo agrees to one-year deal with Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent safety Andrew Sendejo, according to Peter Schrager of NFL.com. Sendejo spent the 2018 campaign with the Minnesota Vikings, playing in just five games before suffering a groin injury that ultimately landed him on the injured reserve list. During the time he was on the […] The post Eagles news: Andrew Sendejo agrees to one-year deal with Philadelphia appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Inside the Iggles

Jalen Mills is already talking about going to the Super Bowl this season

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills did not lose his confidence while rehabbing through his foot injury. Say what you want about Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback Jalen Mills, but the guy never seems to lose his confidence. Although Mills’ is still a young player who just wrapped up season number three, he’s established himself as somewhat of […] Jalen Mills is already talking about going to the Super Bowl this season - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

What will Washington Redskins do at QB in 2019? | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Alex Smith's severe injury and large contract have put the Redskins in a tough spot in 2019 as they search for a starter. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #Redskins #AlexSmith »

Ryan Shazier on the road to recovery after spinal injury | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to make progress after his devastating spinal injury in 2017, and he spoke with PFT about how much he's missed playing alongside his teammates. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #Pittsburgh #RyanShazier

Deshaun Watson wants to have Manning-Brady rivalry with Mahomes | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Texans QB Deshaun Watson talks about his close relationship with Patrick Mahomes, how he recovered from knee surgery this season and more with the PFT Live crew. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #DeshaunWatson #SuperBowl2019 »