Lions re-sign Jake Rudock

It’s a simple structure that guarantees Solder $34.8 million over the first two years. And in 2020 and 2021, the Giants will have to make early decisions on whether to keep Solder, given the seven-figure roster bonuses that activate on the first day of the league year.

Mingo was the sixth pick of the 2013 draft, but, like most Browns first-round picks, underwhelmed once he hit the field. He was traded to the Patriots before the 2016 season and ed a sizable special teams role in all 19 games the Super Bowl champs ed that year.

Now he’ll try to find a spot in the front seven of a new-look Seahawks defense.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unexpectedly traded their third and fourth-round picks to the New York Giants in exchange for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul early Thursday morning in an effort to upgrade their struggling defense and lackluster pass-rush. Shortly after the trade, Pierre-Paul discussed with Kim Jones of the NFL Network what enticed him to sign with Tampa Bay. Pierre-Paul admitted that being closer to his son and returning to the city he suited up in during his days at USF certainly played a factor.

“We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Eagles said in a statement. “Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”

The charge Bennett is facing — injury to the elderly — includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older. It carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The Bengals made that pick and employed Joseph for the first five years of his career. He signed with the Texans in 2011 and has been a fixture in their starting lineup over the last seven seasons. He started all 16 games last year and returned one of his two interceptions 82 yards for a touchdown.
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The next person in the Colts’ head-coach drama that the world needs to hear from is Andrew Luck.

Or, a casebe made, Luck is the first person the world should have heard from. Or even the only person.

How fast does Ballard have to switch gears on his own vision, while still looking side-eyed at every candidate to protect himself from another 11th-hour jilting? He’s got to be at least a little gun-shy; this was his first head-coach hire, after all.

McDaniels will be leaving the Patriots for a second time. He was their offensive coordinator from 2006-08 before becoming the Broncos head coach in 2009 and eventually returning to New England in 2012.

“He’s a great coach. … Any team would want him to be the leader of the organization,” Pats quarterback Tom Brady said of McDaniels.

As mentioned, McDaniels and Patricia aren’t the first coordinators to move on from New England — and they likely won’t be the last.

Former offensive coordinators Charlie Weis and Bill O’Brien left to become college head coaches. O’Brien parlayed his job at Penn State into becoming the head coach of the Texans.

“Nick got pulled down a little bit strange and tweaked his shoulder,” Long said. “They beat us, but Nick the next week said he was ready to go.”

Foles wouldn’t let Long know just how serious his injury was while he led the Chaparrals to the state title game.

“In reality, our philosophy of the program was winning wasn’t the most important thing,” Long said. “It was to prepare these young men to be a viable part of society and be able to handle the ups and downs that the world will hand them.”

Those lessons are a big reason why Foles is standing atop the NFL universe today.

The Jaguars upgraded, yet again, on defense through free agency. A.J. Bouye, Barry Church and Calais Campbell will provide immediate impact on a unit that already ranked sixth best in the NFL in yards allowed.

It’s time for the offense to get an upgrade, but is this too high to draft a running back? It wasn’t last year when Dallas selected Ezekiel Elliott, but Cook isn’t Elliott. That said, if the Jaguars aren’t going to make a change at quarterback and there are no star offensive tackles in this draft, Cook is the next best option, if the Jaguars stay at No. 4. This is a trade spot for a team to come up and start a run on quarterbacks.

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There are a few things the Eagles can do here.

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The Panthers can see that coming, too, with Newton hitting a half-dozen receivers in the road wins over New England and Detroit, and hitting each of those six guys multiple times against the Lions. Even better, he’s shown a willingness to dump the ball off. His flip to Fozzy Whitaker on a double-screen against New England, with the defense flowing to McCaffrey and vacating the left side of the field, is a great example of it. He threw the ball probably seven yards in the air; it wound up as a 28-yard touchdown.

“I think he’s learned,” Rivera said. “He still throws those deep digs, he still throws those bang 8s, those deeps outs, and he still throws the vertical. But in between, he’s getting the ball into other players’ hands quicker. And he’s limiting the number of hits he has to take.

“That’s the thing he’s learned, that’s the thing I think he appreciates. I mean, he had a huge day [in Detroit], but it wasn’t like he had to sit there and run the ball. It wasn’t like he had to sit there in the pocket and hold, hold, hold. The ball came out.”

The Oakland Raiders hired Jon Gruden and are giving him a monster deal that is reportedly worth $100 million for 10 years. Is Gruden’s star power, sheer excitement about football, and passion for coaching worth $100 millionMaybe. Is his ability to analyze NFL draft picksWell, that’s debatable.

Christian Hackenberg couldn’t even pull the starting gig for the Jets. The fucking Jets.

Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles: “I think it’s great when players get together with owners, whether it’s their own team or a group of owners. The communication’s great, you really learn where everyone is coming from, and you get to understand these are human issues.”

This is all good for now, of course, with the league getting its efforts going on the social causes that are important to players. And with three years and change left on the current collective bargaining agreement, it could be even more meaningful down the line.

DeMarco Murray injury update: Titans RB reportedly has sprained knee ligament

The Titans could be without DeMarco Murray in their last-ditch effort to make the playoffs in Week 17.

The veteran running back left Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Rams with a knee injury, and ESPN reported initial exams showed a sprained lateral collateral ligament. Murray will have an MRI exam Monday to confirm the extent of the damage.

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Players who show signs of “impact seizure,” as Texans quarterback Tom Savage did after a hit in Week 14, will now be ruled out for the rest of the game. Players who show “gross motor instability or significant loss of balance” must now be evaluated in the locker room rather than on the sideline as long as those reactions don’t appear to be the result of foot or leg issues.

In addition, referees who remove a player from the game due to suspected head trauma must notify team medical officials and any player evaluated for a concussion must be checked again within 24 hours, regardless of whether the team is scheduled to be off that day.

“We are constantly looking at the protocol and how it’s applied and trying to get better,” the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, told ESPN. “The process happens through the season.”

Savage’s injury and the Seahawks’ handling of Russell Wilson’s concussion during Week 10 (which resulted in a $100,000 fine) were among the incidents that prompted the league to move now instead of waiting until next season.packers_157_42c89a3c78e1edb2-180x180

There has been speculation about O’Brien’s future in Houston after the Texans struggled to a 4-12 season.

“I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this trying time,” Smith said in a statement Sunday. “This was an extremely difficult decision for me to make as I love this organization and every member of this team both on and off the field. I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority.”

Although there has been speculation about Bill O’Brien’s future in Houston, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that it’s likely he will be back as Texans head coach in 2018.

Meanwhile, speaking after Sunday’s 22-13 season finale loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Bill O’Brien said his future as head coach of the Texans is up to owner Bob McNair.

The Texans went 9-7 in each of the head coach’s first three seasons and won AFC South titles in 2015 and 2016. On Sunday morning, ESPN reported that O’Brien is likely to be back in Houston in 2018.

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The historical ugliness between the two teams has forced the NFL to literally rewrite parts of its rulebook.

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DETROIT — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy wasn’t necessarily surprised to see the Boston Celtics move down in the NBA draft and nab Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick in June. “I thought he was the best prospect in the draft. He’s got all the tools,” Van Gundy declared before Sunday’s visit from the Celtics.

The Steelers and Bengals cannot allow this vicious cycle to continue to the point someone’s career and life are dramatically altered. Shazier’s could be, and what happened to him shouldn’t be immune from having a profound effect on changing things just because it wasn’t related to any of the other heated hits.

If Shazier’s uncertain future isn’t a harsh wakeup call to the teams to put aside revenge and extend full respect, then nothing will be. Smith-Schuster, all of 21 and who wasn’t there for that playoff game, provided a glimmer of hope when he delivered a quick, heartfelt apology toward Burfict after the game.

If the Steelers and Bengals won’t do their part to follow those new rules (or old ones), then the league shouldn’t be afraid to step in (again) and show zero tolerance in response to them taking the rivalry further in the wrong direction.

Mayfield also apologized after grabbing his crotch and cursing at the Kansas sideline on Nov. 18. In turn, coach Lincoln Riley suspended Mayfield from starting the final home game of his career and temporarily stripped him of his captain status. But after he sat out the first series, Mayfield passed for three touchdowns in the victory over West Virginia.

The following week, he passed for another four scores to propel the Sooners past TCU in the Big 12 championship game, which effectively punched Oklahoma’s ticket to the playoff — and clinched the Heisman for Mayfield.eagles_035_be44ad623b1f93a9-180x180

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins loses another TD on official review

The Jets lost to the Panthers, 35-27, and Seferian-Jenkins’ misfortunes made the difference; he also dropped an almost certain touchdown pass earlier in the game.

“It’s very frustrating. I let my team down,” Seferian-Jenkins said after the game (via SNY).

Give Seferian-Jenkins credit for maintaining his cool about the issue. When asked if he thought he’d scored a touchdown Sunday, instead of blasting the official review, he said, “I dropped it, by what the refs said.”

An Adidas spokeswoman said the company is conducting an investigation of its college basketball programs, and due to the FBI investigation, “we cannot provide more details.”

Robby Anderson, New York Jets, hamstring, 4:05 p.m.: Anderson knows how to scare fantasy players: Show up on the midweek injury report with a hamstring injury. Many might not have noticed the listing, given that Anderson was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. Thursday was when the panic set in, though, as Anderson was scaled back to limited work after reportedly tweaking the hamstring. Not to worry.

Rookie Mitchell Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his best showing yet, and the Chicago Bears ended a five-game losing streak by routing the lackluster Cincinnati Bengals 33-7 on Sunday, their most lopsided victory in five years.

Jordan Howard ran for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears (4-9) dominated a matchup of the NFL’s worst offenses. Their rookie quarterback took full advantage of an injury-depleted defense, completing a career-high 25 passes out of 32 attempts for 271 yards. He also ran 4 yards for a score.

The Bengals (5-8) were coming off a 23-20 loss to the Steelers on Monday night that crushed their playoff hopes and gutted their defense.

The Bears piled up a season-high 482 yards against a unit missing starting cornerbacks Adam “Pacman” Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick as well as linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil.orioles_053

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman left Sunday’s game against the Cowboys in the first quarter with a concussion.

This seems like a great time to pick the 49ers to win a game. But the Giants’ offense is playing better than you think despite the defensive debacle. Orleans Darkwa will have plenty of running room, and Eli Manning will see his receivers get open, especially with no Jacquiski Tartt to slow Evan Engram. On the other side, C.J. Beathard is still C.J. Beathard.

It’s impossible to ask Hundley to scan the field the way Rodgers does when the Packers spread the field. Rodgers makes third and fourth wide receivers and second and third tight ends better than they really are by consistently finding them in matchups he likes. The process of Hundley going through his progressions will be slower, just like it is for any QB who isn’t Rodgers.

Luckily, the Packers have one of the best starting 1-2 punches with wideouts Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams. Randall Cobb is also there in the slot, but he has lost his effectiveness as a No. 3. Nelson and Adams have enough route-running and lineup versatility to be moved around where one consistently is in a better position to produce.

We’re underway in Seattle. The Seahawks win the toss and defer. Atlanta will start the game’s opening drive near midfield following a 51-yard kickoff return by Andre Roberts.

Touchdown, Falcons. Ryan fakes a handoff, rolls to his right and throws across his body to a wide-open Levine Toilolo for a 25-yard touchdown. The Falcons now lead 31-20 with 7:24 to play in the third quarter.

Ryan can’t find anyone open, avoids the rush and scrambles for 14 yards on third down near midfield to keep Atlanta’s drive alive.

Seattle advances inside the Atlanta 25 but its drive stalls on a third-down pass that comes up well short of the marker. Blair Walsh enters and kicks a 37-yard field goal to make the score 24-20. 24

Did Cowboys quit against Eagles? ‘Definitely,’ Jay Ajayi says

Jay Ajayi thinks the Cowboys did more than slump in Week 11.

In fact, the Eagles running back believes the Cowboys flat out quit sometime in the third quarter of Sunday’s 37-9 loss at AT&T Stadium.

“We wanted to come out here and get the Cowboys because it’s always fun beating America’s Team at their place.”

The soaring Eagles (9-1) are set to host the Bears (3-7) in Week 12, while the Cowboys (5-5) will look to snap their two-game skid as they prepare for another home game against the Chargers (4-6) on Thanksgiving Day.

Smith-Schuster, 20, shared a video of himself on Snapchat last month after his bicycle was taken from his apartment, though it was returned the next day. He had been dependent on his bike for transportation but will now be able to drive on four wheels once he gets himself car. Given his breakout this season amid Martavis Bryant’s quarrel with the team, Smith-Schuster should be able to save up the money in no time.

Smith-Schuster, who turns 21 this month, has 24 catches for 424 yards and four touchdowns through the first eight games this season.

Dez Bryant was targeted 14 times Sunday night, which continues a bizarre trend in which he has reached double-digit targets every other game tracing back to Week 1. Bryant is averaging 9.8 targets overall and has handled a career-high 31 percent of Dallas’ targets.
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Chirping the hottest team in hockey? Should they be genuflecting at this point?

James Neal’s phone has been blowing up after every Golden Knights game, filled with messages from former teammates who are following Vegas’ unprecedented success.

“Oh, I hear it,” he said. “I definitely hear it. Guys are chirping a little bit. But it’s all good.”

“That’s right,” said Neal, with a laugh.

After three straight losses, the sky is figuratively falling in Gainesville. Jim McElwain is out, and the fun of a coaching search in the social media age — Steve Spurrier was spotted tubing down the Ichetucknee River with Bob Stoops and Chip Kelly, talking about the Florida job — begins.

The Falcons’ offense is officially in disarray. They don’t know when to pass or run, or whom should do the pass-catching or running. Steve Sarkisian’s play-calling has caused Matt Ryan to regress. It’s good that Dan Quinn’s young, fast defense keeps playing better. They’ll find a way to score enough to squeak by the low-flying Jets.

Both you and Giannis always make it clear that there are other players on the team. How is he received by his teammates?

Most of the guys who have been here the longest with him have seen him grow and seen him work. I think it makes it easy for them to be around him because of that. I think they also understand how talented he is and what he does to help the game become easy for them. He causes a lot of problems [for other teams], he gets a lot of attention, and it’s just a matter of if you can catch and shoot and make an open shot, you’re going to benefit from that. I think we have some guys who can do that.ducks-099