Health is key for AFC North teams entering training camp

The Cincinnati Bengals came away with the AFC North crown in 2015, but both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens entered the year with hopes of a Lombardi Trophy too. Injuries, among other problems, derailed the Ravens in a big way while the Steelers had their own fair share of struggles.

The Los Angeles Rams have announced the release of quarterback Nick Foles. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said Foles requested the release, and Authentic Earl Thomas III Jersey the Rams complied. After being released, Foles becomes a free agent and is not subject to waivers.

“We have been in contact with Nick Authentic Frank Clark Jersey and his representation throughout the offseason and we feel that this is the best decision for all parties involved,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement released by the team. “We appreciate the contributions that Nick has made to our organization in his time as a Ram and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

It’s likely another team will take a chance on Foles, and he has the opportunity to land somewhere new near the beginning of training camp.

The Texans dominated offseason coverage with their offensive acquisitions. Houston signed quarterback Brock Osweiler fresh off of a regular season performance that helped the Broncos get to the postseason and into position to win Super Bowl 50. They added running back Lamar Miller, and in the draft, decided to complement DeAndre Hopkins with the additions of Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. Training camp will be the first opportunity for fans to see this new-look Texans offense take shape.

A few key players were nursing injuries this offseason. Cornerback Joe Haden had an ankle injury and tight end Gary Barnidge was recovering from a sports hernia, but both are expected to be ready for training camp.

The Steelers’ pass defense was a liability last season, finishing 30th in the NFL for yards allowed per game. They addressed that weakness by drafting cornerback Artie Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and Pittsburgh fans will finally get an idea of what Burns can do when the team hits the practice fields for camp.

Another player Steelers fans are likely eager to get a glimpse of is tight end Ladarius Green, who joined the team as a free agent this offseason. Green fills the void left by Heath Miller’s retirement, and he’s likely an upgrade over Miller in the later years of his career.

Green is nursing an ankle injury that kept him out of OTAs, but he should be ready to go for camp. Le’Veon Bell’s season ended early last year due to a knee injury, and he hopes to be ready to go for training camp. Unfortunately for the Steelers, though, Bell is facing a four-game suspension to start the new season.

Kansas City Chiefs sign Nick Foles to be their backup QB

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent quarterback Nick Foles, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Foles, 27, asked for his release from the Los Angeles Rams after the team spent a first-round pick on Jared Goff in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team granted his release on July 27.

Foles signed a two-year contract Joe Thomas Jersey extension with the Rams shortly after they acquired him in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, before he ever saw the field for them. Foles played in 11 games and completed just 56.4 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards. He had seven touchdowns against 10 interceptions and was eventually benched in favor of Case Keenum.

Griffin hit fellow Baylor product Corey Coleman for a sweet touchdown pass during 11-on-11 drills. An end zone fade to Terrelle Pryor during another drill didn’t work as well. So, maybe the secret is having him throw only to Baylor products? The Browns have Coleman and Josh Gordon, so that’s an option.

The problem with RG3, as PFF saw it, is that he was still limited in going through his progressions, taking off if the first read was covered. But Hue Jackson’s offensive game plan is designed to account for that.

I know RG3 can rub folks the wrong way with those obnoxious motivational quotes and whatnot, but I tune out all the other crap if he can play like Joel Bitonio Jersey the guy we saw in 2012. That version of RG3 was fun to watch, and isn’t that why we do this in the first place?

Now, though, it just looks like the average, run-of-the-mill hair of any old NFL quarterback.

It escalated when Marshall threw a punch at Revis during practice, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini. Marshall was then then lifted up and carried away by fellow receiver Quincy Enunwa. After scoring a touchdown on Revis, who had been winning the matchup, Marshall took it a step further and started taunting him about DeAndre Hopkins. Last year, the Texans wide receiver relished in “blowing up Revis Island” for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Marshall told Kimberly Jones of NFL Network that Revis slapped at him first, which caused him to react.

Washington vs. Buccaneers bumped up to Wednesday to avoid severe weather

The preseason finale for Washington and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kickoff on Wednesday instead of Thursday due to a tropical depression headed toward Florida.

“We have been in regular communication with administrators from the Tampa Sports Authority, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the National Weather Service over the past day as it has become apparent that the most severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine will likely make landfall on Thursday,” Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford said in a statement on Monday night. “This decision was made by both teams in conjunction with the National Football League Matthew Stafford Jersey and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety of our fans, players and stadium staff.”

Bowman: We support Colin. We don’t think it’s bad thing he’s voiced his opinion on such strong topic. But cant allow this to divide our team

“Let’s let the kid … let’s let him get healthy,” Zimmer said. “I love this kid. Our fans love this kid.”

Zimmer is confident in the teams ability to move forward without Bridgewater.

“Everybody can count us out if they want,” Zimmer Michael Burton Jersey said. “I think that’d be the wrong thing to do.”

Bridgewater released a statement via the team’s website, emphasizing that his “purpose will not be denied.”

I want to thank the Wilf Family and the entire Vikings organization, all of my teammates, friends, Eric Sugarman and the amazing Vikings athletic training staff and the fans who have sent me messages and wished me well. Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to me and have helped me in this difficult time. There are great players and great leaders in our locker room who are going to fight to the end to reach the goals we set for 2016. I will be there mentally, physically and in spirit to support them accomplish those goals.

In order to have a testimony, you have to have a test. I come from amazing DNA, I watched my mom fight and win against breast cancer. We will, as a team, attack my rehab with the same vigor and energy. My faith is strong, my faith is unwavering and my vision is clear. My purpose will not be denied.
The injury immediately appeared serious, as the team called off practice after 25 minutes. Players took knees as medical staff attended to Bridgewater, according to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Browns Bernie Kosar action during the 1993 National Football League

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 16: LeBron #23 of the Cavaliers reacts against the State Warriors during Game Six of the 2015 Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on 16, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 15: Jessica Eye celebrates after defeating Smith their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 180 event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 15 Mexico City, Mexico. Browns Bernie Kosar action during the 1993 National Football League. Local Caption When LeBron opted out Danny Trevathan Jersey of his contract Miami and decided to return to play for his hometown Cavaliers again, the city of thought their 50-plus year championship drought was finally going to come to an end. But as players started dropping like flies throughout the regular and post and was left alone with very little support around him, the Cavaliers fell to the State Warriors six games, once again taunting fans with another almost championship. has notoriously suffered through some of the most historic collapses all of sports as team after team from the Ohio city have come close to winning a title only to watch their hopes and dreams get snuffed out David Fales Jersey spectacular fashion. From ‘ The Drive’ and ‘The Fumble’ foiling the Browns from going to a Super Bowl to the Indians winning six-division titles seven years yet never capturing a World Series title, knows all too well what it feels like to come close but still walk away with that unsatisfying feeling of defeat.

This weekend, native Jessica Eye hopes to take the final step towards her journey to compete for a UFC title, and she wants nothing more than to bring the gold belt home to Ohio and become the first champion from the city more than a half-century. To know that me and Stipe both started within the same time frame for this goal and we found home and we were like this city needs us as much as we need them because of the loyalty, Eye told Sports. To know that the Cavs went through such a hard experience and LeBron’s back where he needs to be, part of me was like when they didn’t win the championship for that moment I was thinking maybe it really is meant to be that me and Stipe are going to be the ones to bring the gold back like we always talked about. Eye and her teammate Stipe Miocic are both standing on the precipice of fighting for a UFC title within the next year, but she would nothing more than to be the athlete to finally bring a major championship back to Eye is the first person to admit she has a affair with the northeastern Ohio city, and has fallen with her as well. While always get the bulk of the attention and the Browns continue to be the biggest draw, has embraced Eye and her dreams of becoming a UFC champion. rapper Machine Gun Kelly actually re-recorded his hometown anthem ‘Till I Die’ with a new verse including Eye’s name so she could walk out with the this weekend for her fight against Tate Chicago. Iconic hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony tweeted out support for Eye as she gets ready for the fight that could earn her the next shot at UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Eye says it just goes back to the loyalty has shown throughout her fighting career and the passion is reciprocal because she wants nothing more than to return home a conqueror with just one task left to tackle before winning a title. We never left here. We stuck through it, through thick and thin. We’ve always stayed loyal. We always supported the Browns. We always supported the Cavs and always supported the city. It keeps getting more real. There’s talk about Stipe getting the next title shot. I win next fight, I get the title shot, Eye said. It’s like the puzzle pieces are fitting. God willing, we’re both going to bring it and we’re going to be able to bring that championship here. her biggest dreams, Eye envisions a victory over Tate this weekend and then a fight against Rousey later this year. Just like Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes enjoyed a live performance playing them into the Octagon at UFC 189, Eye would Machine Gun Kelly to rap her to the cage for her championship fight and then when she captures the gold, there’s one more iconic landmark she would like to join. I want to be on that Sherwin Williams building! Eye said when referencing the famous LeBron mural that decorates the building downtown. I had a friend who made a picture of me on that Sherwin-Williams building and believe me, when I win big fight, I’m going to those Sherwin-Williams people and asking for LeBron to make some room and let the get here for a minute. And for those naysayers who believe Eye is just setting up for another disappointment considering she’d have to beat Rousey — a fighter called the most dominant athlete all of sports — to win the title, she just looks back at another famous fight where people said there was no it could happen. Nobody ever thought would get beat, and Weidman came along and changed the minds of everybody, Eye said. I want to be the Weidman of women’s MMA.

The Packers sacked Kaepernick on consecutive snaps late the first half

The Packers sacked Kaepernick on consecutive snaps late the first half, and the Niners settled for Dawson’s 33-yard field goal their best scoring opportunity of the day. Jones wound up with five receptions for 98 yards the fifth meeting between the rivals since 2012, while Randall Cobb had his streak of seven with either a Mo Williams Jersey touchdown or 100-plus yards receiving snapped. Eddie ran for 90 yards and converted two fourth downs. On one particular 49ers mishap, Australian rookie returner Jarryd Hayne was trying to catch a punt on the sideline when he was run into by two teammates, first L.J. McCray and then Jaquiski Tartt, and the ball bounced off the pile of 49ers before teammate Dontae recovered. All of this on a day home run king Bonds and the champion State Warriors were attendance. Green Bay played on the road after a Monday night game for just fifth time since 2006, improving to 4 those. The Packers also improved to 10 during the regular California since 1990. Kaepernick, who had played some of his best against the Packers, was 13 for 25 for 160 yards and a 55 passer rating.

IndyCar may need to take a Nemanja Bjelica Jersey good, long look at its shrinking grid this year. If not even the 100th running of its most famous race can buck the trend of teams scaling back, there be issue. Case point, the all-female Autosport effort, who wasn’t on the entry list because they couldn’t get a car. The Verizon IndyCar Series is off to interesting start, and it just got weirder when the opener began. As the result of a strange wreck on the St. Petersburg streets, nearly half of the field wound up a gridlock resembling rush-hour traffic-complete with the hand signals that go along with it. With any tragedy motor racing, there are always calls to improve safety. Now one of the biggest debates racing has been reignited by the death of IndyCar driver : whether to phase out the open cockpit race cars found Formula One, IndyCar and similar series favor of cars with closed cockpits.

It’s more than hour after the checkered flag at this year’s Milwaukee IndyFest. It’s been even longer since ‘s engine went up flames, with a late-race mechanical failure sabotaging what could have been a runner-up finish to old Champ Car sparring partner Sebastien Bourdais at the classic one-mile… Driver was airlifted to a hospital during IndyCar’s race at Pocono Raceway today after he was struck the head by a nosecone loosed from driver Sage Karam’s car following a crash. According to IndyCar officials, is currently a coma. Rahal ended a long IndyCar winless streak today at Fontana a thrilling race some attribute to new aero specifications, but the excitement likely didn’t extend to driver Briscoe who managed to escape serious injury after being flipped into a barrel roll on the final lap of the race. The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win. chairman Hulman has been ordering Indy 500 drivers to start your engines for longer than most of us have been alive. Today, another woman tried to on her command, Kanye-style. Hulman wasn’t having any of it, and damn near backhanded the lady.

Menu The streak is over for the State Warriors

How do you feel about all the attention you are getting? Strasburg: It’s all good, especially with the kind of career that I was blessed with at State. It’s going to come with a lot of hype. So you really can’t worry about it too much. This is all new to me, like all the other guys starting their careers. You try to go out there and learn as much as you can. What did you learn from San State that you can take with you to the big league camp? Strasburg: It’s the way you act around your teammates. That’s always been second nature to me. I like to get to know guys the clubhouse and everything like that. A lot of it is mental and consistent work ethic. It’s something that I learned at State. I learned how to work hard. Just because I’m playing pro ball now, it Tyler Zeller Jersey doesn’t mean I can stop working. I just have to take game to the next level. A lot of people credit Gwynn for who you are today. How much did you learn from him? Strasburg: It was the entire coaching staff at State. Growing up, I was a Gwynn fan. I read all of his hitting books and everything. What I learned from him is, you have to show up and get as much as you can out of practice every day. Just take that game to pitching. Obviously, I’m not hitting — not right now. You have to take that same work ethic toward your pitching game. As far as the mentality and approach to pitching, I learned a lot from Rusty Filter, who is now at Stanford. He was a great mentor for me. I consider him like a second father. It’s a group effort and I learned a lot from every single one of those coaches. They are just amazing people and I was very lucky to learn from them. A lot of people believe you have a shot at being a member of the Nationals’ rotation this year. What do you think of your chances? Strasburg: That’s not for me to decide. They have a plan for me and they are going to stick to that. I only worry about what’s control and going out there trying to answer the every time out. Have the Nationals told Walter Brown Jersey you what the plans are for you? Strasburg: No. They let me relax this offseason. Let me get back into shape., it’s time to wake up the morning and go to the park. You seem so relaxed front the media today. Last year, you seemed uncomfortable. What’s the difference? Strasburg: Coming from the hype and everything, it was a little crazy. Once you get into the structure of everything, you are able to relax. When you are coming into a new profession for the first time your life, it can be a little crazy. I’m starting to get the hang of it. I’m excited to be here. I’m ready to get going. How’s your left knee? Strasburg: Oh, it’s 100 percent. It has been 100 percent for a few months. It was a mild MCL sprain. I just went out and rehabbed a little bit this offseason. I’m throwing bullpens and all that good stuff. Ladson is a reporter for. This story was not subject to the approval of League Baseball or its clubs.

Menu The streak is over for the State Warriors. Their NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when the Milwaukee Bucks beat them 108 on Saturday night. State fell to 24. Its 28-game winning streak, counting the final four of last season, came to a halt. The NBA’s longest winning streak was 33 by the Los Lakers 1971 – and it was also snapped by Milwaukee. scored 28 points for the Bucks, who got the all-around effort needed to beat the defending NBA champions. It also helped that the Warriors, perhaps fighting fatigue after needing two overtimes to win at Boston on Friday, were cold from 3-point range. They usually make 13 a night, but were just 6 of 26 from behind the arc playing on the final game of a seven-game road trip. Curry had 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field, including 2 of 8 from 3-point territory. Not good enough to get past the Bucks, who led by double digits for much of the night before the Warriors cut it to a point a couple times. The Bucks had answer each time. was 11 of 16, including a three-point play with 2 left for a 12-point lead. -‘ strong drive down the and dunk with 42 seconds left put exclamation point on Milwaukee’s night. Giddy Bucks fans at the packed Center erupted with cheers after the final. A raucous Bucks cheering section proved prophetic after wearing green 24 shirts to the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, while – had 17 points off the bench. Draymond Green had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors. Klay Thompson, returning after missing a game with a sprained ankle, had 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting. The Warriors trailed 59 at halftime after shooting 2 of 13 from 3-point range. It was just the fourth time this season that State trailed at the half. TIP-INS Warriors: C Bogut, who was drafted first overall by the Bucks 2005, finished with two points. He’s even more important to State on the other end of the court. He’s one of the best defensive centers the league, he’s one of the most skilled centers the league, interim coach said. Bucks: PGs Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez remained out with ankle injuries…. Milwaukee shot 6 of 9 from 3-point range the first half, led by four from O.J. Mayo. NEXT Warriors: Host Phoenix on Wednesday. Bucks: At the Los Lakers on Tuesday.

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Camping World Independence Bowl

Camping World Independence Bowl: Tulsa vs. Tech, 12 Can the Hokies send off legendary head coach Beamer with a win? Beamer won his first bowl game at Tech , and it’d be cool to him go out as a winner, too. Either way, the racked up 277 wins and seven conference titles his time Blacksburg. 36. Quick Lane Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Minnesota Yes, Minnesota finished 5 , and therefore didn’t deserve to go bowling this year.

But, the Gophers Jeremy Lane Jersey played one of the toughest schedules the nation, and their seven losses came at the hands of TCU, , Nebraska Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, and Wisconsin. It’ll be interesting to how they fare against Central Michigan, which finished 7 the and has won five of six . 37. Hawai’i Bowl: San State vs. Cincinnati, 12 San State is bowling for the fourth time five years after capturing just its second conference title since 1986, which was Faulk got there.

There’s that, plus getting the to watch Cincinnati, which beat Miami but lost to South , 65, finish off its . How good are the Bearcats? No one really knows. 38. Zaxby’s Heart of Bowl: Washington vs. Southern , 12 Um, this is the Zaxby’s Heart of Bowl, ? Zaxby’s. Do you know how good their chicken is?

It’s underrated. Like almost as Jermaine Kearse Jersey good as Chick-fil-A, which gets all of the . Gotta support Zaxby’s. Plus, Southern , a historically good football program which produced Brett Favre, is back a bowl game for the first time since 2011. Like a distant relative, you should check on them, make sure everything is going . Do that instead of talking to Uncle Al. 39. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech, 12 The New Orleans Bowl is kind of a holiday tradition for college football diehards, as it typically kicks off bowl as one of the first contested. And really, who gives up on a Might as well just not watch Muppet Family Christmas and not wake up at 5 a.m. for church. 40. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Akron vs. Utah State, 12 First of all, I could go for a Famous Idaho Potato Bowl right now. It’s a great dinner idea, and would go well with a nice steak or maybe some chicken. Maybe you can use that to get out of cooking.