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  • HoustonFull Story

    Niners Sign Ex-Texans Quarterback Tom Savage

    Niners Sign Ex-Texans Quarterback Tom Savage
    October 18, 2018 11:35 am EST

    When the 49ers lost Jimmy Garoppolo earlier this season, head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated the team would eventually add a veteran quarterback to the roster.

    With C.J. Beathard elevated to the starting job, his only backup has been Nick Mullens, a second-year undrafted free agent from Southern Mississippi promoted from the practice squad. That left the Niners in a precarious position if Beathard were to go down. And, in the games since he’s been the No. 1, Beathard has been hit often.
    So,...


  • OaklandFull Story

    DT Clinton McDonald glad he ended up with Raiders

    DT Clinton McDonald glad he ended up with Raiders
    September 19, 2018 8:17 am EST

    While weighing destinations in free agency this spring, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald paid a visit to the Raiders’ facility in Alameda.

    “It was a good fit when I came out,” McDonald said Monday. “I just didn’t make the right decision.”
    McDonald, 31, instead signed with the Broncos, who ended up releasing the ninth-year veteran Sept. 1 amid 53-man roster cuts. Twelve days later, McDonald was in Alameda again, signed by the Raiders to fill a sudden need on their...


  • ArizonaFull Story

    Tillman-esque Dennis Gardeck More Than Just Bubble Boy

    Tillman-esque Dennis Gardeck More Than Just Bubble Boy
    August 30, 2018 11:54 am EST

    Isaiah Jackson, who grew up in Chandler when Pat Tillman was playing for the Cardinals, was just finishing up the Tillman biography “Where Men Win Glory” in his office at West Virginia State when he found himself looking out the window.

    Construction had made a mess of things in the offseason, but in the heat of the summer, Jackson – then the linebackers coach at the school -- saw one of his players, Dennis Gardeck, by himself on the dirt track around the stadium, working out.
    Jackson couldn’t help but see a parallel to Tillman, in some ways, quite literally.
    “Heart...


  • Full Story

    Redskins assistant Ike Hilliard graduates from college, fulfilling promise to his late mother

    Redskins assistant Ike Hilliard graduates from college, fulfilling promise to his late mother
    August 12, 2018 8:05 am EST

    Ike Hilliard made a promise. He had vowed to his late mother, and to himself, that he would finish what he started more than two decades ago. And, finally, after all these years, he has completed the journey.

    The former NFL wide receiver and current Washington Redskins receivers coach earned his degree in criminal justice Saturday morning, walking in a graduation ceremony at the University of Florida that was 21 years in the making.

    At 42, Hilliard became the first person in his immediate family to graduate college.

    It was a bittersweet...


  • TennesseeFull Story

    Logan Ryan, Titans host puppy adoption at Nissan Stadium today

    Logan Ryan, Titans host puppy adoption at Nissan Stadium today
    August 06, 2018 7:20 am EST

    One is named Vrabes. Another is J-Rob. There’s also Mana and Lani, who Marcus Mariota named. There will be 26 puppies available for adoption today at Nissan Stadium from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m as cornerback Logan Ryan and the Titans host a “Pup Rally." The Titans practice at Nissan Stadium 3:30 p.m.

    "Dogs have made my family a better family," Ryan said, "and these animals need a home."

    The event is sponsored by Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation and the Nashville Humane Association.

    "It's going to be our first big event,” Ryan said. " I encourage everyone to rescue dogs just sitting there in shelters. The Nashville Humane...


  • OaklandFull Story

    Clinton McDonald will be ‘a great player’ for Broncos

    Clinton McDonald will be ‘a great player’ for Broncos
    July 31, 2018 10:53 am EST

    When the Broncos signed Clinton McDonald to a two-year, $7 million contract this offseason, most fans in Denver probably thought it was a minor signing. Defensive end Derek Wolfe doesn’t see it that way.

    “He’s a great player,” Wolfe said after practice Sunday. “Not only leadership, but he’s got that quick twitch. He’s strong. He’s strong as an ox. We trained all offseason together. Normally I don’t see a lot of guys where I’m like ‘Wow,’ that give you that ‘Wow,’ but he’s really strong.

    “It’s impressive how strong he is. I think he’s...


  • TennesseeFull Story

    How Boxing Helped Titans CB Logan Ryan – and Started a Friendship with Eddie George

    How Boxing Helped Titans CB Logan Ryan – and Started a Friendship with Eddie George
    July 10, 2018 8:39 am EST

    Titans cornerback Logan Ryan wants to pack more of a punch in 2018.

    By jumping into a new way of training – he added boxing to his offseason routine – he believes he’ll be in a better position to do just that. Along the way, Ryan has developed a friendship with one of the greatest Titans, who has been impressed with his work ethic.
    “It has been great to get to know who he is and what he wants to do,”...


  • ClevelandFull Story

    Browns sign left tackle Greg Robinson, the 2014 No. 2 overall pick

    Browns sign left tackle Greg Robinson, the 2014 No. 2 overall pick
    June 20, 2018 3:02 pm EST

    The Browns are making another attempt to replace retired All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas.

    Greg Robinson has not had the career the Rams envisioned when they made him the second overall pick in 2014, but the Browns signed him as a free agent on June 19 with the hope he can regain the form that made him such a coveted player coming out of Auburn.

    “Big, strong, athletic, overpowering left tackle with the raw potential to...


  • WashingtonFull Story

    Redskins coach Bill Callahan on Lauvao: ‘I love him. He’s a warrior.’

    Redskins coach Bill Callahan on Lauvao: ‘I love him. He’s a warrior.’
    June 19, 2018 3:48 pm EST

    Shawn Lauvao seems to have an odd relationship with the Washington Redskins’ fan base, but the coaching staff is thrilled to have him back at guard.

    There was no wave of momentum to re-sign the 30-year-old when he seemed poised to leave via free agency in the spring. The team was ready to move on, as both coach Jay Gruden and Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams said backup Arie Kouandjio was prepared to step up. Concerns remained, however, when a guard wasn’t...


  • JacksonvilleFull Story

    Giants guard Patrick Omameh brings intelligent personality to offensive line

    Giants guard Patrick Omameh brings intelligent personality to offensive line
    June 19, 2018 7:29 am EST

    Giants GM Dave Gettleman was not messing around when he said he wanted to rebuild the offensive line.

    The 67-year-old general manager brought in a two-time Super Bowl champion in left tackle Nate Solder, a rookie who is already earning a reputation for being nasty in the trenches in Will Hernandez, and then there is Patrick Omameh.
    Omameh, 28, is by far the lesser known of the new group of linemen, joining his fifth team as he enters...


  • Full Story

    Roddy White: No-brainer that Julio Jones should be top-paid WR

    Roddy White: No-brainer that Julio Jones should be top-paid WR
    June 12, 2018 7:02 am EST

    Close friends and former Atlanta Falcons teammates Julio Jones and Roddy White have spent plenty of time together this offseason, including a recent trek to Los Angeles and multiple visits to the Carribean.

    During those trips, White insisted neither discussed Jones' contract situation that is tied to his absence from the Falcons' offseason workouts.

    "Two rich people don't talk about money," White said with a laugh.

    At the same time, White understands there is a reason for Jones to be a bit perplexed about his contract situation...


  • JacksonvilleFull Story

    How Giants’ $15M afterthought is fitting into the O-line

    How Giants’ $15M afterthought is fitting into the O-line
    June 04, 2018 7:16 am EST

    Sometimes, nothing else needs to be conveyed. “Yeah, I mean, I feel like the expectations have been clear and they’ve been set,’’ Patrick Omameh said recently.

    As one of the new pieces inserted into the offensive-line puzzle, Omameh was not given a crash course documenting just how badly the line regressed last season. There are many, many reasons the Giants plummeted to 3-13, but a case can be made — and had been made — that the complete disintegration of the offensive line was the main...


  • JacksonvilleFull Story

    Giants banking on Patrick Omameh to anchor right side of OL

    Giants banking on Patrick Omameh to anchor right side of OL
    May 22, 2018 2:47 pm EST

    Patrick Omameh is not used to being front and center, but as a free agent being brought in to help solve the New York Giants’ offensive line dilemma, he’s finding himself the subject of much curiosity these days.

    At the team’s initial OTA, Omameh stepped up to the podium outside of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center and faced the Giants’ beat reporter pool, which must seem overwhelming to him having come from Jacksonville.

    The 6-foot-4, 327-pounder who was signed by the Giants this past March after the Jaguars filled his spot with another...


  • WashingtonFull Story

    Redskins bring back starting left guard Shawn Lauvao

    Redskins bring back starting left guard Shawn Lauvao
    May 05, 2018 8:22 am EST

    The Washington Redskins turned to a familiar face to address the hole at left guard. Shawn Lauvao will return to the team after testing free agency, his agent announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

    The eight-year veteran was the starting left guard for the past four seasons, but injuries have been a consistent issue.

    Contract details were not immediately available.

    The team had seemed likely to part ways with Lauvao in free agency; Coach Jay Gruden and Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams have touted Arie...


  • Full Story

    Lennie Friedman: West Milford’s player turned corporate manager talks draft day, 10-year career

    Lennie Friedman: West Milford’s player turned corporate manager talks draft day, 10-year career
    April 30, 2018 4:12 pm EST

    It was April 17, 1999, the first day of the NFL Draft. Lennie Friedman was on his sister’s couch, watching ESPN, when a message crossed the screen. It was an invitation to exceedingly rare experience, he said, a golden ticket.

    “I never went to Duke to go to the NFL,” he said from a car phone in North Carolina on Tuesday. “It wasn’t anything that I built my life planning to do, so everything with the NFL was just a fantastic opportunity that I was going to try to take advantage of."

    Friedman, now 41 and working as a corporate manager in the aerospace...



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