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Jaguars firm in belief Nick Foles will buck free-agent QB trend – Jacksonville Jaguars Blog

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin, there’s a pretty simple reason why the Jacksonville Jaguars absolutely had to sign free-agent quarterback Nick Foles.His perseverance is impressive: Foles nearly gave up football at one point. Also impressive is his reputation as a leader, which is something the Jaguars certainly need on offense. Staring down Tom Brady and never blinking in the Super Bowl can’t
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Will Jets stars Le’Veon Bell, Leonard Williams remain part of Adam’s family? – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:1. New sheriff in town: The front-office shakeup will have a significant impact on the roster, now and in the future, because that's how it goes in the NFL. Whenever a new regime takes over, the player turnover spikes. The high-profile players who could be most affected by Adam Gase's rise in power are Le'Veon Bell, Robby Anderson and Leonard
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Devin and Jason McCourty’s message: How do you redefine success? – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes on the New England Patriots and the NFL:1. McCourty twins continue to redefine success: Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty were chosen to deliver the 2019 commencement address at their alma mater, Rutgers, on Sunday, and they shared some insight on how they came up with remarks they hope will resonate.The first thing the 31-year-old Patriots twin defensive backs did was make it
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Packers’ Rashan Gary: First-round pick, aspiring sports business mogul – Green Bay Packers Blog

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There are two sides to the NFL: there’s the football, and then there’s the business.Rashan Gary doesn’t see why they should be mutually exclusive.The 12th overall pick in last month’s NFL draft plans to change that with Rashan Gary Sports -- an agency that specializes in branding and marketing professional athletes.Catch up on the draft:• Pick-by-pick analysis »• Kiper's grades » | McShay's best picks
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Gas station burritos and one stoplight: Seahawks rookie rises from tiny hometown – Seattle Seahawks Blog

[ad_1] 12:06 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN L.J. Collier, the Seattle Seahawks' first-round draft pick, comes from a West Texas town that's so small he could guide a tour over the phone.Start at Allsup's, the convenience store just off the intersection of Highway 222 and Route 277. Collier gave it a shout-out on draft night, calling it a good place to get a burrito, as if he was giving advice to prospective
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Power of ‘why’: Dolphins encourage QB Josh Rosen to ask more questions – Miami Dolphins Blog

[ad_1] DAVIE, Fla. -- Josh Rosen's favorite question is "why?" and he won't apologize for it.The new Miami Dolphins quarterback is trying to rewrite his narrative after a tumultuous 2018 season with the Arizona Cardinals. Yet Rosen believes his inquisitiveness is a part of what makes him special, and something he refuses to change."I will not run a play on a football field unless I know why we're running it
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Jets’ turbulence: One big job opening, so many questions – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] The New York Jets' bombshell decision to fire general manager Mike Maccagnan has cast the franchise in an unflattering light, to put it kindly. A dynamic offseason, complete with big-name additions, a coaching change and a new uniform (can't forget the new threads!), lost its shine with Wednesday's announcement -- tacit confirmation that the Maccagnan-Adam Gase marriage was dysfunctional. Their relationship eroded faster than a diet fad.The Jets face
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Signs point to a megadeal between Eagles, Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have been expressing their commitment to signing Carson Wentz to a long-term deal all offseason, and by the sounds of it, they could have their franchise quarterback locked up before the 2019 season kicks off."My belief is that deal will get done at some point this offseason," ESPN's Adam Schefter said this week on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. "From everything I've gathered, I
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Patrick Peterson’s suspension leaves another major question for Cardinals – Arizona Cardinals Blog

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. -- In what, by all accounts, will be a rebuilding season for the Arizona Cardinals, their defense was going to be the one steadying factor in a sea of new faces and new playbooks.It was supposed to be the one area that was going to be a quick fix from a dismal 2018.It was supposed to carry the Cardinals until the offense under new coach Kliff Kingsbury
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Therapy, family helped former Steeler Marcus Gilbert through NFL hell – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Marcus Gilbert should have spent this offseason thanking the Pittsburgh Steelers for their generous contract extension allowing him to retire a Steeler. His play was setting the stage for that celebration. Former offensive coordinator Todd Haley called Gilbert the best right tackle in football during the 2016 season.Instead, Gilbert's career in Pittsburgh ended with a two-paragraph news release on March 13 announcing that the Arizona Cardinals had