Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was discharged from a New York City hospital on Saturday after having surgery last month to remove cancer in his upper jaw.
“Mr. Kelly was discharged from the hospital today after an extremely favorable recovery,” said Dr. Mark Urken, who treated Kelly. “The speed of that process, considering the extensive nature of his surgery, was a function of his toughness, the firmness of his resolve, his faith and the support of his family. All of those factors will continue to serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation.”
Folk was his own worst enemy in 2017, misfiring on five field goal attempts and two extra point tries in a span of four games. His worst transgression was missing kicks from 56, 49 and 31 yards in the Bucs 19-14 home loss to the New England Patriots. By the following Monday, the team had four new kickers in for tryouts and put Folk on injured reserve.
That’s because Arians had to lay off the golf thanks to Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals receiver got a little too emotional after an Arizona win at Seattle in December 2016, and his celebratory, sideline bear hug on his coach resulted in a torn rotator cuff.
A get-well card wasn’t going to cut it, either.
“Hell no,” Arians said later. “It’s going to be a get-well convertible.”
Fitzgerald made good on that request this past December.
“Christmas Day, I pulled up in the driveway and there’s a brand new car there. A Mercedes 550 roadster,” Arians said, smiling brightly between bites at the Whirlwind Golf Club.
Was it worth having to undergo surgery? Again, if Dez can still do what he used to be able to do, it means that when he seems to be covered he’s actually still open, and that a properly-placed pass will be caught. Tony Romo knew that, and Romo would make those throws.
Mark Sanchez wasn’t exactly a hot commodity on the free-agent block, but after Friday, he will be even less sought-after.
The veteran quarterback has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy, the league announced.
Free agent Mark Sanchez has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The Redskins will likely use multiple mid-round picks on offensive players, but bolstering their front seven early in the draft is the best way for them to get back into the playoff hunt. Vea can play at the nose or five-technique in their defense.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns and Ravens are also vying for Hurns’ signature on a contract. Both teams have already made moves at receiver this offseason with the Browns trading for Jarvis Landry and the Ravens signing both John Brown and Michael Crabtree.
There’s no word on visits to Baltimore or Cleveland at this point and none will materialize if the Cowboys, Jets or someone else makes the right offer before one can get on the schedule.
Few analysts would cite Gibbons as one of the worst managers the league, but the Jays seem to have somehow lost between six and ten more one would expect the team to win based on underlying numbers.Growing up Compton meant developing a sense of fight – the same fight that would characterize their game on and off the court.He followed up this performance with 33 completions for 401 passing yards and a franchise record and also a career-high 6 touchdown passes the next week a game against the Browns.
One NFL mock draft is never good enough, especially if it comes before free agency. While the results and rumors from the NFL Combine provided a little more clarity on the 2018 NFL Draft board, now that teams have made their biggest moves to address needs in March, it’s a little easier to know what they might be thinking for late April.
Just like in free agency, the tone of the NFL Draft will be set by how several teams choose to address quarterback. Since the first mock, there also have been multiple trades that will have big ripple effects for the top dozen picks.
It’s difficult to feel sorry for a player who recently signed a two-year, $36 million contract with $25 million guaranteed. But come NFL Draft day two weeks hence, that might be how we’ll feel about Case Keenum if John Elway selects Denver’s future franchise quarterback.
Give credit to Keenum’s agent for an excellent negotiating job with a Denver contract that virtually ensures him one season as the starter. He then has $7 million of his 2019 salary guaranteed, so he could be the Broncos’ starter or an expensive backup in Year 2, but even if he’s released, he’ll be in great shape financially as he seeks a new team.
Elway has always been enamored with big, strong-armed quarterbacks, so it’s possible he will try to select one who fits that mold among Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen or Josh Allen. Elway could either trade up from Denver’s No. 5 spot in the first round or sit tight and hope the QB he likes best will fall to him.
If Elway does indeed pick up one of the top-rated QBs on April 26, that would place Keenum in deja-vu land. Remember, after the Rams traded a boatload of picks and jumped up to the top spot in the 2016 NFL Draft for Jared Goff, Keenum eventually was bumped out of the starting role.
Meanwhile, an 800 percent raise is a nice consolation prize for Keenum after his former team looked elsewhere. It seems that only in the crazy world of sports contracts can a player cash in as Keenum did after one big year that ended with a disappointing playoff loss. In fact, if not for the Minneapolis Miracle play that beat the Saints in the divisional playoffs, there would be more talk of an underwhelming postseason tarnishing his excellent regular season.
He is a strict 4-3 tackle prospect and won’t provide much in terms of inside pass rush, but his stock has been on the rise, as his determination can allow him to play bigger than his size. Ford’s plugging could benefit from Rod Marinelli’s coaching enough for him to become a consistent part of the Cowboys’ early-down rotation.
The NFL views all of them as feeder leagues, immensely helpful in preparing men to play football at the highest level. That includes the Spring League, the new version of the XFL, the Alliance of American Football and, of course, college football. College football most of all.
“T.O. is one of the best workers of all time,” Ryan said. “He learned from Jerry Rice and kind of modeled his stuff after that. I think the more you surround yourself with guys with a work ethic like that, it’s a good thing. Julio has a great work ethic, too. He’s one of the best-conditioned and best-working athletes that I’ve ever been around.”
I’ve always believed Owens could be a tremendous coach. He has the respect of the players, and as Ryan said, his work ethic is legendary. Even the best receivers could learn from Owens.
Point being: It might look like a great quarterback class the day after the draft. But we also might look back on it as an all-time disaster.
Raiders star pass-rusher Khalil Mack didn’t show up at voluntary camp this week. I can tell you the Raiders aren’t worried. At all.
The team believes it will sign Mack to a long-term contract extension sometime soon.
If the Blue Jackets do make a deep run, it will be because the second line is also contributing. Boone Jenner, Thomas Vanek and Alexander Wennberg have all certainly looked a lot better over the final weeks of the season after being almost nonexistent in fantasy for a long stretch. Sergei Bobrovsky has an ugly playoff history, but is as likely as any goaltender to get hot and carry a team on his back.
Interestingly, the Devils beat the Lightning in all three meetings between the clubs this season. But can you really get behind an offense that has only one main threat and has been riding its backup goaltender into the playoffs because the starter has been ineffective?