Mike Vrabel has never played or coached in the NFC, but the Rams could change that if they’re serious about the former NFL linebacker as a candidate for their vacant head coaching position.

Los Angeles has been granted permission to interview Vrabel for the job, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.

Vrabel, who serves as the Texans’ linebackers coach, was busy preparing for Houston’s AFC divisional playoff game in New England. Los Angeles planned to interview him after that game, according to the report.

As a player, you kind of notice some days, linebacker Von Miller told reporters, via USA Today. This was a hard season for Kube. This was a tough season with the losses and the injuries and everything. You could just kind of see it wear down on him, and his health is the most important for us. So, I think the decision was a great decision for him, and I’m going to continue to support him no matter what.

Everyone who knows me knows that I try to live my life the right way, and I regret that my name is even associated with this.

One of the two women involved in the allegations declined to talk to police and the other chose not to press charges. At that point, the case was closed.

However, a state task force examining a recruiting scandal at CU in 2004 looked into the sexual assault allegations against Joseph, but he wasn’t interviewed as part of the grand jury probe.
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Limited Youth Mark Sanchez Jersey Joseph, who had played at Colorado, was placed on administrative leave during that investigation for what the university described at the time as a personal matter.Shortly thereafter, Colorado announced Joseph had accepted a coaching job at Bowling Green.

The Broncos last Thursday acknowledged reports that Joseph had been investigated for sexual harassment, saying, This issue was resolved administratively nearly 15 years ago, and he’s moved forward from it.

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Trey Songz was right: The Giants defensive backs weren’t on the boat party.

Authentic Youth Ronnie Lott Jersey But that wasn’t because they weren’t wanted. According to Landon Collins, the Giants DBs were extended an invite to travel to Miami and party on the boat, but they decided to go with other plans.

‘We actually were invited, we just, we decided not to go,’ Collins said Wednesday on SportsCenter. ‘There’s a receiver group and then there’s a DB group. And it was like, I’m gonna go with my DBs. And we just decided to do something different.’
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This certainly sounds like the defensive backs partied as well (after all, itwastheir day off), but it just wasn’t publicized like the boat trip.

The Falcons can clinch an NFC bye by beating their arch-rivals, who are always up for spoiling things for them. The Saints definitely spoiled the Buccaneersa’ hopes last week, and the Bucsa’ defense is still less vulnerable than the perpetually-vulnerable Falconsa’ defense. Matt Ryan also needs a strong finish in his MVP quest. Saints, 36-31

Could the 49ers really go for four head coaches in four years Dona’t rule it out, because who knows what plans management has for Chip Kelly, or anybody else (including Colin Kaepernick, who looks more like his old self lately). Theya’re not going to catch the Seahawks off-guard, although the Seahawks simply look like a lesser version of the team thata’s hit the postseason the previous four years. Seahawks, 37-21

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Odubel Herrera has been the brightest spot on some bad Phillies teams the last couple of years, but Mike Schmidt doesn’t believe the young outfielder can be a franchise centerpiece — apparently, because English isn’t his first language.

In an interview Tuesday with WIP radio in Philadelphia, the Hall of Famer was asked if Herrera, who is off to a slow start in 2017, is the type of player a team can build around.

Pirates ace Gerrit Cole was torched by the Marlins, allowing seven runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings. Cole has allowed 23 earned runs in his last 19 1/3 innings of work as his numbers inflated to a 4.83 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.

Phillies (21-37) at Cardinals (26-32), 8:15 p.m. ET — In the midst of a seven-game losing skid, St. Louis sends Michael Wacha (2-3, 4.67 ERA) to the mound against Jeremy Hellickson (5-3, 4.50 ERA). Wacha has lasted just 11 1/3 innings over his past three starts with 15 runs earned.
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Brewers outfield prospect Lewis Brinson (No. 17) is blocked in Milwaukee, but he’s performing well at Triple-A (.308/.396/.483) and could force a promotion before too long. Brinson has plus power-speed potential and has significantly improved his plate discipline this season. If he can maintain his new approach, he has the potential to be a 20-20 guy in the bigs.

Game Youth Howie Long Jersey The Astros have struggled to get consistent production from their outfield, and Derek Fisher (NR) may be the answer. Fisher has underperformed since being drafted in the supplemental first round in 2014, but he played well in big league spring training and is finally starting to realize his potential (.314 with 10 HRs and seven SBs in 43 games at Triple-A). He isn’t a great defender, but his offensive upside may lead the Astros to give him a shot.

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Mitchell, a fourth-round pick from Georgia in last year’s NFL Draft, caught six passes for 70 yards. Four of his catches went for first downs, including a 12-yard catch on third-and-11 at the Falcons 26-yard line midway through the fourth quarter. Mitchell’s catch kept New England’s drive alive and the Patriots scored two plays later with an 8-yard pass to Danny Amendola to cut Atlanta’s lead to 28-20.

Just as Chris Hogan did in the AFC championship game with a franchise-record 180 receiving yards, Brady continues to make stars out of players who aren’t household names. White and Mitchell are just the latest.

There are anywhere between 64 and 96 quarterback jobs in the NFL every year, depending on how many teams carry a third quarterback, for whatever reason. Backups get signed for all sorts of reasons, and at all ages. Cook was 23 in that Raiders playoff game, Moore 32 with the Dolphins.

Don’t assume, with all of that, Young has no place in the NFL, even with all the rust he has to scrape off. Or with the very short stays he had in Philadelphia, Green Bay and Cleveland (each stay shorter than the last) from 2011 to ‘14.

Or, most important, with the ugly way his time with the Titans ended in 2010 … after a 30-17 record, a playoff trip and two Pro Bowls in 4 1/2 seasons.

Worth noting, as always: The league kept trusting Jeff Fisher, Young’s coach, right up until last year, when the Rams finally made him pay for his chronic mediocrity and poor judgment.

For Young, if the league lets bygones be bygones all these years later, all he has to do is prove he can help a team as a player. If not, there’s nothing he can do in workouts that will get him a ticket back.texans_134

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there were 24 Super Bowl records broken, and seven more tied. Most of the accomplishments belong to Tom Brady, such as most passes attempted in the game (62). There are some smaller records as well, such as most first downs by both teams combined (54).

Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of events and studio production, said Young continues to make football fans “smarter” with his on-air analysis.

Elite Youth Mitchell Trubisky Jersey “Steve is one of the most respected analysts in football and he remains committed to his job at ESPN. His producers and colleagues have noted his work ethic internally, his level of preparation and the effort he brings each week,” Druley said in a statement to SN. “In addition to analyzing ‘Monday Night Football,’ he watches games, actively participates in production meetings and contributes weekly analysis to our studio shows using a camera that ESPN installed in his office. He is one of the veterans of our analyst team and he’s constantly making fans smarter about the game.”

Here are the 15 greatest Combine performances to date.
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Poe became the No. 11 overall pick for the Chiefs by going crazy big man at the Combine. He and his massive frame (6-4, 346 pounds) recorded a 4.98 40-yard dash and a 29.5-inch vertical to go along with a less surprising 44 bench press reps.

Paea already was an intriguing defensive tackle prospect because of the power he showed with his squatty frame (6-1, 303 pounds) at Oregon State. Then he lived up to being pocket Herculean by throwing up 49 bench press reps.

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One of the best centers of his generation is looking for new employment.

Elite Mens Nick Boyle Jersey The Jets released Nick Mangold on Saturday after 11 seasons of manning the middle of the New York offensive line.

It meant a lot to see all the #74 jerseys in the crowd every Sunday, Mangold wrote. Thank you all for a fantastic 11 years!

Mangold is a seven-time Pro Bowler and a two-time first-team All-Pro. He’s 33, but with his pedigree and reputation as a tough, physical mauler, it’s a safe bet that, if Mangold wants to continue playing, he’ll find plenty of suitors as a free agent.

That moment should come for those of us who sat on barstools and stumped for Montana for so long. You can’t blame us. If you’re in your late 30s or early 40s, you watched Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and, a little later, Barry Bonds dominate in the four major sports. We’ll argue those guys were the best and that the game was better back then. It’s a generational thing, which isn’t a bad thing. There’s just more to it with Brady.

The entertainment value is part of the equation when you attack Gretzky, Jordan and Bonds on a case-by-case basis. You unlock why Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time.

Elite Kids Stefen Wisniewski Jersey Gretzky doesn’t help. He might never be challenged as the greatest hockey player. There’s not much debate there.

Jones is going to be looking for a massive contract in the realm of $17 million-$19 million a year after his third double-digit sack season. The Cardinals gave up a first-round pick for Jones, and it would be hard to see them allowing him to just walk away after that.

Arizona last used the tag in 2012 on Calais Campbell and got a long-term deal done after that. They have been willing to make a few players the highest paid at their positions, so it would not be surprising if a contract gets done after they apply the tag.

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No, I’m not talking about Bryce Harper’s quote after yesterday’s game when he and Hunter Strickland threw down. I’m talking about the people who simply hate Harper for no apparent reason. Let’s overlook the ridiculousness of Strickland waiting THREE YEARS to exact revenge on Harper, because he’s instantly the bad guy in every situation he’s in.

See, if you read closely, what you’ll find is that Harper being disliked because he’s a great player doesn’t fit in any of those categories. And it doesn’t make sense.

I knew from the first inning on, even tough we got seven, I knew that wasn’t going to be enough, no matter who was pitching,Phillies shortstop Larry Bowa told MLB Network in 2011. That wind was howling out.

Kids Harrison Barnes Jersey Nope, seven definitely wasn’t enough. But neither was 22. Not the best showing for those who toed the rubber on either side.

The totals: 45 runs, 11 homers, 10 doubles, two triples and 27 singles and 15 walks. Time of game: 4 hours, 3 minutes.

Fun note: Despite Kingman’s three homers and Schmidt’s two bombs, it was the Cubs’ Bill Buckner who led both teams with seven RBIs.

Kyle Van Noy Mens Jersey The slugfest proved to be an all-time classic, leading MLB Network to name it the 20th greatest game of all time. The nearly 15,000 on hand that day at Wrigley sure got a treat, even though things ended in disappointment for the Chicago faithful.

We knew it was one of those games that you’d look back on when you’re retired and say, ‘That’s an unbelievable game,’said Bowa, who went 5 for 8 with an RBI that day. … Anytime you get a W, it doesn’t matter if you win 23-22 or 2-1. A win’s a win.

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LeGarrette Blount is no longer a Patriot. The New England tailback agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is worth up to $2.8 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Blount is coming off his finest year as a pro. The seven-year veteran ran for a career-high 1,161 yards and led the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 18. The burly back was a boon for New England in short yardage situations, leading a platoon that featured Dion Lewis and Super Bowl superstar James White.

However, he’s also on the wrong side of 30 and could see his efficiency wind down as he piles up the carries. Blount gained just 3.9 yards per carry last fall, a mark ranked 30th among qualified running backs in 2016. It was his lowest per-carry number since the 2012 season, when he lost his starting role with the Buccaneers to then-rookie Doug Martin.

In that game, Freeman had 75 rushing yards and a touchdown, but offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan didn’t call his number in crunch time when the Falcons were clinging to an eight-point lead and in field-goal range in the fourth quarter. He also had a key missed block against Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower that resulted in a sack and forced fumble on quarterback Matt Ryan.

Freeman said he could watch every play from the Super Bowl 10 times, and even for the good plays, he could identify a way to improve his performance.

“So that’s how you get over that stuff,” Freeman said. “You can’t be mad about it if you just get better. It’s good stuff like that happened, because you always have something to improve on.”

Freeman joins his teammates in trying to put that painful loss behind them. He said the goal is to get right back to Super Bowl LII after the 2017 season. The social media jokes might actually slow down if the Falcons could manage to win that one.
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Two of the Bears’ top three receivers from last season, Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, are gone. But Chicago overhauled its wide receiver room in free agency, and it added so much depth, it might not miss either departed player.

The key, of course, is health. Kevin White has played just four games in two years since the Bears drafted him seventh overall in 2015, and his status remains a mystery. He in theory would be a perfect outside complement to returning No. 1 wideout Cameron Meredith.

Chicago signed Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright, Reuben Randle and Victor Cruz this offseason, and each guy is trying to revive his career on his second NFL team. All four will make it tougher for the likes of Deonte Thompson, Josh Bellamy and Daniel Braverman to earn snaps and/or stick on the roster.

No, the Bills’ new regime has not expressed an obvious, long-term commitment to Taylor. But the 27-year-old QB’s status in Buffalo is clear at least for 2017.
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Dennison, beyond his history working with Taylor as quarterbacks coach in Baltimore, is known for his implementation of West Coast Offense principles — nickel-and-dime passing, routes based on timing, ball control, QB options and field-stretching deep throws. Taylor’s last two coordinators, Greg Roman and Anthony Lynn, utilized similar schemes.

In theory, Taylor’s skill set fits perfectly. He’s able to both burn defenses with shots downfield and keep defenders honest with his feet. Dennison has nine years of NFL offensive coordinator experience, and QBs in those nine years have combined to average 7.2 yards per attempt. Taylor’s career average is 7.4, so don’t expect him to be coached out of his comfort zone.

It’s on Taylor to continue to develop in his third year as a starter, which would have been the case regardless of who was hired to coach him. If he fails to do so, Cardale Jones and rookie Nathan Peterman (and, sure, T.J. Yates, whom Dennison coached in Houston) will be waiting to pounce on a possible opportunity.

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Colin Kaepernick might finally be getting closer to his NFL return. Sort of. The former 49ers starter is one of two quarterbacks working out for the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

A 2015 undrafted free agent out of Iowa State, Irving plays a rotational role on Dallas’ defensive line, with an emphasis on rushing the passer. He logged 489 defensive snaps in 2016, recording four sacks, four forced fumbles, and 17 tackles. In Week 6, Irving was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after getting forcing three fumbles and registering a sack against the Green Bay Packers.

Suspensions are nothing new for the Cowboys, who have seen their defensive line take a big hit in recent years. Randy Gregory, a 2015 second-round pick, got a 10-game suspension in 2016 and is currently serving a full one-year ban after failing multiple drug tests. Demarcus Lawrence took a four-game suspension last year, while linebacker Rolando McClain’s career resurgence was cut short by a one-year suspension handed down last season.
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Game Mens Demar Dotson Jersey The Cowboys finished 12-4 in 2016, yet their defense wasn’t always a strong suit. They managed 36 sacks, a middling 13th-most in the league, while ranking 14th in yards allowed per game. Irving actually had the fourth-most sacks on the team, behind Benson Mayowa (six), Maliek Collins (five), and Tyrone Crawford (4.5).

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