If Mahomes is the real deal and Watkins bolsters an already dangerous offense, the Chiefs should certainly be back in playoff contention in 2018.

He can throw the ball, he said. He led the whole process when we were running routes [Monday]. He’s going to be a great leader. Caught a couple balls, dropped a couple too, just by his arm strength. But it’s going to be a fun time. I can’t wait to master this offense.

Kelce and Co. have the talent in place to advance past the Wild Card Round this time around.

Earl Thomas wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys. This is known. According to a report, there is mutual interest in a trade to facilitate that, with the Dez Bryant release being a potential catalyst. When Bryant was released, it freed up $8 million in cap space, which could be utilized to bring in Thomas, and sign him to the extension he desires. …the Cowboys have contacted the Seahawks about a potential draft trade, writes Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram. But the Seattle asking price of a first- and third-round draft pick was too high.

The Cowboys are holding out hope that their asking price goes down to maybe a second-round pick. And the $8 million cap space they saved by cutting Bryant could be used to pay Thomas, whose base salary for 2018 is a convenient $8.5 million. Hill also notes that the Cowboys might be hoping Thomas, a native Texan, would be interested in taking a hometown discount on a long-term deal.

Police also reportedly recovered a gun at the scene.

The Eagles traded for Worley, a Philadelphia native who attended the city’s Penn Charter High, in exchange for wideout Torrey Smith this offseason. Worley spent the first two years of his career with the Carolina Panthers, notching 152 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions in 31 games and 25 starts for the team.

He was expected to vie for playing time in Philadelphia, though given the team’s deep stable of cornerbacks—the Eagles have Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas under contract—Worley’s release is unlikely to have a major impact on the team.

Worley has had legal issues in the past. In 2014, he pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor assault charge and served a six-month suspended sentence.dolphins_088

Dez Bryant Rumors: Cardinals, Ravens, Bills, Packers Expected to Be Interested

Now that Dez Bryant is a free agent, there are four teams that reportedly have some degree of interest in the three-time Pro Bowler.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, people around the NFL listed the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills as potential landing spots for Bryant.

Per Over The Cap, the Cardinals have the most cap space among the four teams listed with $19.3 million available. The Ravens have the least amount of money available at $10.7 million. The Bills and Packers both have over $16 million to sign players.

A 1997 fourth-round pick by New Orleans, Wuerffel struggled mightily over the next three seasons. He threw a total of nine touchdown passes with 16 interceptions and a 48.4 completion percentage in 16 Saints games. Wuerffel was 2-4 in the contests he did start.

He then bounced around the league with stops in Green Bay and Chicago before reuniting in 2002 with Spurrier, who had left the Gators to become Washington’s head coach. The magic the two experienced at UF could not be recaptured, and Wuerffel was cut during the 2003 preseason.

Doering, who also was nearing the end of his own journeyman NFL career, remembers speaking to Wuerffel shortly after the release.

Talib racked up 71 tackles, 25 passes defensed, six interceptions and one Super Bowl ring while playing under Phillips for two years in Denver.

“He is a future Hall of Fame D-coordinator. So, anytime you get to share a meeting room with him everyday, you’re going to gain knowledge. He just taught me a lot about being a Pro, how to prepare for the game, and using my strengths on the field. That’s a huge part of the reason why I wanted to come play for him.”

The five-time Pro Bowler is now part of a defense that will feature another newcomer in cornerback Marcus Peters , safety Lamarcus Joyner and defensive tackle Aaron Donald . These names alone are enough to make the Rams serious Super Bowl contenders in 2018 and that’s enough to get Talib looking forward to the season.

“Man, I’m very excited just to be in L.A., the weather, just to be back with coach Wade and be with a nice team like this. This a great team, a great organization,” he said. “So a competitive team to be a part of a competitive team and make this run towards the Super Bowl is a blessing.”dolphins_120

NFL considers “Josh McDaniels rule” so coaches can take new jobs during playoffs

During this year’s playoffs, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels verbally agreed to become the next head coach of the Colts. But by rule, he couldn’t sign with the Colts until the Patriots’ postseason was over. And after the Super Bowl, McDaniels jilted the Colts and stayed in New England.

The NFL would like to make sure that doesn’t happen again. As a result, the league is considering a new rule that would permit coaches to sign contracts with new teams while still coaching for their old teams.

Smyly struggled last Tampa, but now things are ready to turn around.I think you have to execute well, but I believe we had to execute and at times we didn’t with the other guys that we had.Chicago does not have another kicker on the roster, they will be making a corresponding move the near future.

Would they give you his consistency.We’re learning it every day.full summary Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a university.1 the THN power rankings.I’ve had the to work with my Cooks here the last few years.GLENDALE, Ariz.

“This year is a little bit different from the last couple of years,” Bill Belichick said Friday. “Going into those past two drafts, I’d say we were able to eliminate a number of players just based on where we were selecting. This year, it’s a little bit different from that. We need to know the draft from top to bottom and potentially, I’d say there’s a handful of players that are probably out of reach, but realistically just about everybody’s in play – other than a handful of guys. That’s a little bit different than what it’s been.”

Belichick said he’d disagree with the notion that teams have true “draft needs.” For the Patriots, they aim to draft a player with the highest grade for that specific pick. The Patriots try to avoid selecting a player just because they have a need. Instead, it’s about trying to collect the best talent available.

The Patriots are, however, in a position to add players to positions that need to be restocked. One big one is quarterback due to Brady turning 41. The other option on the roster, Brian Hoyer, turns 33 this season.dolphins_010

Reuben Foster will not participate San Francisco 49ers’ offseason program due to legal issues

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won’t participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

The 49ers said in a joint statement Sunday from owner Jed York, coach Mike Shanahan and general manager that Foster’s future with the team will be “determined by the information revealed during the legal process.” San Francisco begins its offseason program Monday.

Saquon Barkley will be tempting, but with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson Jr. in the fold, the Browns should think more about continuing their overhaul of the defensive backfield, instead. Jamar Taylor is a rising young corner, but free-agent addition T.J. Carrie is better suited for the slot, Damarious Randall is tabbed for safety and Terrance Mitchell is a depth player. Fitzpatrick can start anywhere in the secondary and make plays from Day 1.

All of that is moot now. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Grant has signed the tender and is now set to make $2.9 million this season.

Grant has been a key special teams player for Jacksonville while seeing limited time on offense over the last two seasons. He did well in that time last season, rushing 30 times for 248 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Ivory‘s departure could open more of an offensive role for Grant in 2018.

All your Big Men from last year execpt for 1 was behind the 3 point arc.But, he’s on Miami.It’s much more about the mental aspect of the game than the physical part and your talent, because everyone is so talented once you get to the top level.

His list of accolades could be stacked as high as any other player’s history.First basemen:, ATL: Must start of the day.The fact that either underachieving LMU squad, a USD team that scored 27 against Saint’s, or even Pepperdine avoid a first-round play- game is beyond me.?We did really well and the third period, we didn’t sit back.seahawks_044

Jim Kelly discharged from hospital after having jaw surgery to remove cancer last month

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. seahawks_095

Mark Sanchez suspended 4 games for violating NFL’s PED policy

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.seahawks_130

Case Keenum won’t get sympathy in Denver, but he deserves it

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.seahawks_010

One thing to remember about all of the new football leagues popping up, and one thing only: To the NFL, they aren’t competition.

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?la_kings_010