Sports That Matters
July 25, 2019
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is working his way back from a torn Achilles that he suffered back in December, but he seems to be making great progress. As a matter of fact, he made a diving catch at Broncos training camp on Wednesday, and Sanders was feeling pretty good about himself afterward. (READ) by
With Alex Smith out for the season (and potentially his career) following his significant leg injury, Washington is moving forward this year with a QB room featuring longtime Washington Redskins player Colt McCoy(who is fully cleared to practice after his own leg injury), journeyman Case Keenum and first-round rookie Dwayne Haskins. (READ) by Jeremy Bergman
What Lamar Jackson’s running workload should be for the Baltimore Ravens this season.
The Super Bowl-winning Patriots teams of the 2000s, which one three and appeared in another, will get their first Hall of Famer in two weeks. Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, who’ll soon join the team’s Hall of Fame, has a problem with that.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are always expected to be Super Bowl contenders, but it will be harder to get there without Rob Gronkowski.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are a lock to reach Super Bowl LIV.
New Green Bay Packers’ head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will get along in their first season together.
Dak Prescott, saying the Dallas Cowboys quarterback isn’t respected for his talents.
Cleveland Browns’ ability to live up to the hype with sophomore QB Baker Mayfield leading the way.
Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey arriving to Jaguars training camp in an armored bank truck.
Melvin Gordon’s decision to hold out and not report to training camp as the running back seeks a new deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.
I sometimes find it difficult to parse the words of athletes who, at a point of unfathomable turbulence, success and financial prosperity in their lives, manage to put something as thoughtfully as Odell Beckham Jr. did during his long-form interview with GQ magazine. (READ) by Conor Orr
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has made it abundantly clear that he isn’t happy with his current contract situation, and if him showing up to training camp in an armored bank truck doesn’t tell you that, it’s hard to tell what will. (READ) by
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On this week’s episode of The MMQB NFL Podcast, Albert Breer, Jenny Vrentas and Conor Orr cover Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon’s contract stances, the feasibility of an 18-game season and a potential Giants-Lions blockbuster trade. (READ) by Albert Breer, Jenny Vrentas, and Conor Orr
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Cleveland Browns all tried to trade for the defensive lineman before he was released, and Garafolo notes that seven teams overall have contacted Daniels. (READ) by
It was a simple, subtle sign that affirmed Dan Quinn’s offseason decision to overhaul his coaching staff back in January and reset the Falcons ahead of his fifth year at helm. Quinn saw it in game-management meetings, and it brought energy to what would seem to be pretty mundane, it’s-only-spring tasks for the head coach. (READ) by Albert Breer
TRANSACTIONS (From Spotrac)
Signed a 5 year $70.5 million contract extension with Tennessee (TEN)
Suspended 4 games for violating the league’s PED policy, forfeiting $3,929,411 in 2019 salary & bonus with Tennessee (TEN)
Released by Green Bay (GB), clearing $8.3125M of cap
Released by Dallas (DAL), clearing $5M of cap
Signed a 4 year contract with Carolina (CAR)
Signed a contract with New England (NE)
Signed a contract with Tampa Bay (TB)