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  1. Biggest needs: QB, TE, LB, DL, WR Patriots draft picks 2020 Round 1, Pick No. 23 Round 3, Pick No. 87 Round 3, Pick No. 98 Round 3, Pick No. 100 (compensatory) Round 4, Pick No. 125 (From Chicago Bears) Round 6, Pick No. 195 (From Denver Broncos) Round 6, Pick No. 204 (From Houston Texans) Round 6, Pick No. 212 (compensatory) Round 6, Pick No. 213 (compensatory) Round 7, Pick No. 230 (From Atlanta Falcons) Round 7, Pick No. 235 (From Philadelphia Eagles) Round 7, Pick No. 241 (From Seattle Seahawks)
  2. https://www.thedailybeast.com/dallas-cowboys-quarterback-hosts-dinner-party-for-dozens-in-defiance-of-coronavirus-quarantine LOL Dak Prescott, the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, hosted a steak dinner party Friday for nearly 30 people in defiance of Texas’ shelter-in-place order, TMZ reports. Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys’ star running back, also attended the barbecue buffet catered by Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, according to TMZ, and he hosted a smaller dinner party later in the evening. The Texas governor has issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people, and Prescott has already taken heat for working out with teammates in violation of social distancing guidelines.
  3. https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/nfl-draft-afc-east-division-difference-makers-2020
  4. Dude has been yapping his trap since before he got cut and can't shut up now. He posted this video on his social media with some crazy hairdo and whining about "They gave up on me." He never met a camera he didn't love.
  5. start at 6:24 if you want. They straight tell you they are selling you a fantasy. Not legitimate competition.
  6. Chargers clear a major hurdle in their efforts to sign Tom Brady Another hurdle — a significant one — was cleared Tuesday morning in Tom Brady’s potential path to the Los Angeles Chargers. The free-agent quarterback announced on social media that he is not returning to the New England Patriots, the team with which he won six Super Bowls in 20 seasons. In a post thanking Patriots fans, Brady wrote, “I don’t know what my football future holds but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career.” The Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers remained the most likely landing spots for Brady as the second day of the free-agent negotiating window began. In a statement released by New England, coach Bill Belichick said: “Sometimes in life, it takes some time to pass before truly appreciating something or someone but that has not been the case with Tom. He is a special person and the greatest quarterback of all-time.” One factor that could be in the Chargers’ favor is the relationship between owner Dean Spanos and Robert Kraft, New England’s owner. The two are close friends. Kraft and Brady also are close, with Kraft on Tuesday likening Brady to a son. “How do I possibly sum up the depth of my gratitude to Tom Brady for what he’s given us these past 20 years, or the sadness I feel knowing it’s ending?” Kraft said in a statement released by the Patriots. “I love Tom like a son and I always will.” Another potential sign favoring the Chargers is that Brady recently announced the development of a Hollywood production company, 199 Productions. The “199” refers to the overall spot where Brady was drafted by New England in 2000. The six-time Super Bowl champion would be the most historic, accomplished roster addition ever for the Chargers. Brady, who turns 43 in August, would join the team as it moves into SoFi Stadium in Inglewood for the start of the 2020 season. His presence would boost the profile of the Chargers both nationally and, perhaps of more importance, locally. The team has struggled to establish itself in L.A. since relocating from San Diego three years ago. The Chargers are looking to replace Philip Rivers, who has started all 235 games the franchise has played since 2006. Like Brady, Rivers is a free agent, a decision he and the Chargers reached mutually last month. If Brady does join the Chargers, Tyrod Taylor would continue to serve as the backup, with Easton Stick, a fifth-round draft pick a year ago, also on the roster. Brady spent 20 years with the Patriots, reaching nine Super Bowls. He has been selected to 14 Pro Bowls and three times has been first-team All-Pro. A certain Hall of Famer, Brady ranks second all-time in the NFL in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns. Drew Brees leads all three categories. Brady’s 283 career starts are the most among all active players. He is coming off a year in which his statistics dipped compared to his career standards. Brady completed 60.8% of his attempts for 4,057 yards, with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Patriots finished 12-4 and lost their playoff opener at home, 20-13, to the Tennessee Titans. That performance came with a roster widely considered to be inferior to what New England typically had during Brady’s tenure. With the Chargers, he’d be armed with receivers Keenan Allen (a Pro Bowler each of the last three seasons) and Mike Williams (coming off his first 1,000-yard season). The Chargers also recently re-signed Austin Ekeler, who in 2019 emerged as one of the NFL’s top receiving threats out of the backfield, and franchise-tagged Hunter Henry, a respected pass-catcher and blocker at tight end. The team also is in the process of rebuilding an inconsistent offensive line, a project that would be of great importance in an attempt to protect Brady, who can move around in the pocket but is hardly known as elusive. General manager Tom Telesco already traded for five-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner, giving up starting left tackle Russell Okung. Telesco is expected to be busy shopping for more offensive line help in free agency and the upcoming draft. Similar to Rivers, Brady is dependable, starting every game in which he has been eligible since the 2009 opener. He missed the start of the 2016 season because of the four-game “Deflategate” suspension. The scandal involved the allegation that Brady ordered the deliberate deflation of footballs used in New England’s victory over Indianapolis in the 2014 AFC title game.
  7. Do you believe the upcoming NFL season game schedule will be effected or limited by the Corona Virus?
  8. Here. I like the Ram, better than the lettering. Both are still too simplistic though.
  9. Bill O'Brien has made a string of terrible trades. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1239604333836206082?s=20
  10. 49ers trade DeForest Buckner to Colts for first-round pick A major trade is coming down in the NFL. The 49ers have agreed to trade defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Colts for the Colts’ first-round draft pick, No. 13 overall, according to multiple reports. The Colts have agreed to give Buckner a new contract that will pay him $21 million a year, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. That makes him the second-highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL, behind only Aaron Donald. That’s a huge deal for Buckner, and a major investment by the Colts to put that kind of money and a first-round pick into him. The 49ers, who had previously traded away their second-, third- and fourth-round picks, suddenly find themselves with two picks in the first round.
  11. Just thought I would share this horrendous thing. I pray for the Rams that this is not real. https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/03/08/confirmed-la-rams-new-logo-for-2020-leaked/
  12. Vikings are releasing Xavier Rhodes Surprisingly, he made the Pro Bowl last year. Not surprisingly, he’ll now be available to make the Pro Bowl with a new team. Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has been released, according to Mike Tannenbaum of ESPN.com. Rhodes was due to make $9.9 million in salary in 2020. Cutting him consumes $4.8 million in cap space, but it creates a net cap gain of $7.5 million for the cap-strapped Vikings. One of three first-round picks by the Vikings in 2013 (the others were Sharrif Floyd and Cordarrelle Patterson), Rhodes became a cornerstone of the defense under coach Mike Zimmer, who arrived in 2014. Rhodes parlayed his performance into a long-term deal in 2017, which will be torn up with three years remaining. Rhodes, who turns 30 in June, seemed to repeatedly find his way into Zimmer’s doghouse last year after becoming a liability at times in coverage. Given his salary, he had been an obvious target for release.
  13. Antonio Brown’s apology tour continued Thursday with the free agent wide receiver telling the Pittsburgh Steelers he was sorry for being a distraction. “I apologize to those guys for the distractions, the unwanted attention that I probably caused those guys, to the organization,” Brown told 93.7 The Fan when asked if he had anything to say to his former teammates, coaches and employers in Pittsburgh. “Obviously, you want to clear out any baggage or any disrespect or unintended attention that was brought on to the organization,” he added. “These guys gave me an opportunity when I was 21 years old. I’m forever grateful to those guys, to have the opportunity to not only play with those guys but to be in so many amazing moments. We’ve been through so much. I’m forever grateful and indebted to this organization.” Brown, who played his first nine seasons with the Steelers (2010-18), burned several bridges both before and after he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in March 2019.
  14. Fuck this whiner, he wants to be paid like the #1 WR but only play like the #2 WR. He can eat a dick. I can't believe we gave up 2 firsts for this turd. Sammy Watkins says trade from Bills 'revived my whole career' Buffalo broke Sammy Watkins. A former first-round draft pick of the Bills in 2014, Watkins was fed up with losing, fed up with being hurt, fed up with it all. So much so, Watkins said this week, that he was ready to retire. “At that point in my life, I didn’t want to be there,” Watkins told The Buffalo News on Thursday. “Somehow, miraculously, I got traded, like, the next week.” The Bills shipped Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams before the start of the 2017 regular season. After one season there, he signed a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, which has led him here, preparing for Super Bowl LIV. “I think it helped me a lot. It left me scarred by just not trusting coaches in general, but I think it revived my whole career,” Watkins said of being traded. “Go to the playoffs my first year with the Rams and now to be in this situation, last year one game away from the Super Bowl and to be in the Super Bowl this year is blessings. … It was definitely needed for my career, my confidence, everything. It's just been up since I left Buffalo.” Sammy Watkins concedes Chiefs might ask him to take pay cut After three years in Buffalo and one with the Rams, Sammy Watkins finally feels at home. He has spent the past two seasons in Kansas City, making 92 catches for 1,192 yards and six touchdowns. But the reality is: Watkins might be playing his final game for the Chiefs on Sunday. “You never know. I have a lot of dreams and a lot of things I want to do. But hopefully I am here for the next — until coach [Andy] retires,” Watkins told NFL.com. “When he goes, I’m going to go. So, if I’m here a long time, I would definitely want to be here. And if I’m not, I’m going to take my dreams somewhere else and make the best of it.” Watkins is scheduled to count $21 million against the salary cap in 2020, with a base salary of $13.75 million. The Chiefs can save $14 million in cap space by cutting him . . . or they could ask him to take a pay cut. “They might,” Watkins said. “You never know.” Watkins said Thursday that he might be open to a pay cut to remain in Kansas City. He understands the team needs to get Patrick Mahomes signed to a long-term deal. “I don’t want to say I will be [open to a pay cut]. I don’t want to say I won’t,” Watkins said. “I just think I’m a special player. I think I deserve all the things I deserve. If I’m at home and thinking about it, if I have to do it to pay Pat, I maybe will. That’s a guy that we should pay, and he needs to get paid. But you never know. That’s a decision I’d have to go through.” Watkins added, cryptically, “Or I might just take off a year after we win the Super Bowl. You never know.”
  15. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/02/15/report-raiders-ready-to-offer-tom-brady-two-year-60-million-deal/
  16. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/02/06/if-tom-brady-wants-the-49ers-would-the-49ers-wants-tom-brady/
  17. Jan Stenerud's journey to NFL immortality started in Buffalo – with a lift from Larry Felser Jan Stenerud saw his first professional football game in Buffalo in 1963. He saw his most recent pro game last week — the Super Bowl in Miami, where he was introduced as one of the 100 greatest players in NFL history. Much of Stenerud’s story is well-known: Born in Norway. Came to the U.S. on a ski-jumping scholarship. Kicked his way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But here’s a part of his story that’s virtually unknown: Stenerud’s aunt and uncle immigrated to Buffalo in 1921 – and they were his boyhood connection to the far-off land known as the United States of America. Their names were Maien and Per Svenskerud, though they changed the surname to Hansen when they got to the United States. Both would work for decades for the Edward H. Butler Jr. family, owners of The Buffalo Evening News. “My aunt was a cook, and she did other things in the household,” Stenerud says. “My uncle was a jack-of-all-trades with a lot of duties. Sort of a butler for the Butler family.” Stenerud, who is 77, remembers that Per and Maien – his father’s sister – came back to Norway for a visit in 1947, when Stenerud was 4. Jan Stenerud at the the 2014 Legends For Charity Dinner in New York City. (Joe Kohen/Getty Images) “I was fascinated by America,” he said. “And they gave me an American dollar.” It was a tegn – omen in Norwegian – for a boy who would grow up to make his fortune there. “They came back again seven or eight years later, when I was 10 or 12,” Stenerud says. “They talked about the skyscrapers in New York and the big cars and the big country.” That was a tegn, too. Stenerud would one day buy a big car – in Buffalo – and drive it to Big Sky country. Ah, but that’s getting ahead of the story. Stenerud’s uncle died around 1960. Berit, Stenerud’s sister, who is three years older, moved to Buffalo in 1961 to help out their aunt. By this time Stenerud, 19, was a promising ski jumper in Norway. Montana State University offered him a scholarship – ski jumping was an NCAA sport then – and Stenerud, well, jumped at the opportunity. “It didn’t take me long to know I wanted to go,” he says. “And my dad agreed with me right away, because it was a free education.” So, in August 1962, Jan Stenerud (pronounced Yon STEN-a-rude) flew to New York. Berit met him there, and they stayed in New York for a few days and then flew together to Buffalo to see their aunt. After a few more days, Stenerud took a train to Montana – Buffalo to Bozeman. Jan Stenerud is one of many Kansas City Chiefs players enshrined in the "Hall of Honor" at Arrowhead Stadium. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News) He came back to Buffalo the next summer, and that’s when he saw the Bills play a preseason game at War Memorial Stadium. He’d seen some college games at Montana State, but this was his first time seeing the pros. “Everything around the game was impressive,” he remembers. “They were big people. The collisions were impressive. I enjoyed it very much. It was an experience – like going to a show.” He could not have imagined then that he’d be a star in The Show himself someday; heck, he didn’t understand much of what was playing out in front of him that afternoon, all of it happening in bewildering fits and starts, so different from the continuous flow of soccer, which he’d played at a high level growing up in Norway. “I didn’t know how they scored, how much for a touchdown, how much for a field goal – nothing at all,” he said. “I was there with my sister, and she didn’t know any more than I did.” Larry Felser (News file photo) Berit worked in bookkeeping at The News at the time. That’s where she met Larry Felser – the late, legendary sports columnist – who had just come from the Courier-Express to be the Bills beat writer at The News. Felser was the one who took Stenerud and his sister to that seminal preseason game. “We met at Coles bar, on Elmwood,” Stenerud said, “just a few houses away from where my aunt lived.” The Bills played two preseason games at home that August, beating the New York Jets 23-8 on the 16th and the Boston Patriots 24-14 on the 24th. Stenerud can’t say for sure which game they saw. This much is sure: Felser would one day vote for Stenerud as the first pure placekicker elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That vote came on the same weekend that the Bills lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV, in 1991. “I hope I got his vote,” Stenerud says, chuckling softly. “I think I did.” So how did Stenerud happen to be back in Buffalo in August 1963? Turns out he came to buy a used car. “I heard cars were cheaper back east, so I bought a blue 1955 Bel Air Chevrolet in Buffalo for $450,” he said. “And then I drove it back to Bozeman, about 2,000 miles.” Defensive end Mack Yoho was the Bills’ kicker in those 1963 preseason games. That’s how it often worked then, when quarterbacks and linebackers moonlighted as placekickers and punters. All that began to change in 1964, when the Bills introduced Pete Gogolak as pro football’s first soccer-style kicker. Gogolak’s success changed pro football history — and Stenerud’s life. He was running the stadium steps at Montana State in 1964 when he noticed the football team’s injured placekicker (who doubled as a defensive back) on the field. Stenerud joined him and kicked a few field goals just for fun. He even asked if kicking with the side of his foot would be legal, as he didn’t yet know about Gogolak’s pioneering exploits in Buffalo. Montana State’s basketball coach happened to see Stenerud booting the ball great distances and told the football coach, Jim Sweeney, that he had to give this Norwegian undergrad a look. Jan Stenerud's story has something in common with a lot of good Buffalo stories: It involves a stop at Coles. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) “So the next day I was running the stadium steps again,” Stenerud says, “and Sweeney calls out, ‘Hey, skier, get your butt down here!’ And that’s how it all started.” Stenerud became the Bobcats’ kicker in 1965. That season he hit a 59-yard field goal in a win against archrival Montana, then boomed the ensuing kickoff over the end-zone bleachers – Paul Bunyan feats in cleats. “It took like a week for them to know that 59 yards was the longest kick in college and pro football history up until then,” Stenerud says. “It wasn’t instant to know that, like it is now.” It got to the point that when the Bobcats reached the 50-yard line, students would chant: “Put Jan in! Put Jan in!” The Sporting News named him to its All-America team in 1966 – and who else has been All-America in both football and ski jumping? Stenerud joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, and in his first three seasons he made 70% of his field-goal tries, while the other kickers in the NFL and AFL combined for 53%. In 1969 he made 27 of 35 field goals – including 16 straight, then a pro record. Stenerud saved his best days of that magic season for the Bills, against whom he made 10 field goals – five in Buffalo, five in Kansas City. Then, in Super Bowl IV, he booted three field goals for a 9-0 lead in the Chiefs’ 23-7 upset win over the Minnesota Vikings. The first of those field goals, from 48 yards, stood as the Super Bowl’s longest until Steve Christie’s 54-yarder for the Bills in 1994. Minnesota defensive end Carl Eller said after the game that Stenerud should have been named Super Bowl MVP. “He makes you feel you can’t give up a thing,” Eller said, “because he is so dangerous from anywhere inside the 50.” So last week, 50 years later, there Stenerud stood on the field before Super Bowl LIV as he was introduced as one of two kickers on the NFL’s 100-player centenary team. (The other is Adam Vinatieri.) Stenerud greatly enjoyed the game that followed as his Chiefs won for the first time since he kicked for them half a century ago. Oh, and there’s one more astonishing fact in all of this: My sister, Karen Brady, who worked at The Buffalo News for more than 40 years, was living in New York in the early 1960s – and she joined Berit and Jan in 1962 on the night he arrived in the U.S. for the first time. They set out to see the sights, including those skyscrapers Stenerud had heard about from his aunt and uncle all those years ago. And when Berit moved to New York two years later, she was Karen’s roommate in a brownstone on West 88th Street. Stenerud takes in this coincidence – his sister and my sister – and lets out a whistle of surprise. “Well, I’ll be darned,” he says. “Isn’t that something?”
  18. Shady didn’t play, but gets a ring. Watkins with several catches. Ragland played football.
  19. Kobe Bryant remembered as AFC beats NFC again in Pro Bowl ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Pro Bowl turned into a Kobe Bryant tribute. Green Bay's Za'Darius Smith, Tampa Bay's Shaq Barrett and Detroit's Darius Slay got together following a second-quarter sack and faked fadeaway jumpers in an homage to Bryant. Smith and several NFC teammates did it again following a fumble early in the third. Green Bay receiver Davonte Adams pointed to the sky and flashed the No. 24 on his fingers as an ode to Bryant's jersey after a touchdown catch in the third. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson led a prayer with teammates before the game in the locker room. The NFL's annual all-star game also held a moment of silence for Bryant at the 2-minute warning in the first half, showing the retired NBA star's picture on the scoreboards while announcing his death at age 41. Several players removed their helmets during the break. Others took a knee and seemed to pray. Fans broke the silence by chanting ''Ko-be! Ko-be!'' Players checked cellphones for updates before and during the game, all of them looking for information and answers. Bryant died in a helicopter crash early Sunday near Calabasas, California, and the news put a damper on the NFL event held on the other side of the country. The AFC ended up beating the NFC 38-33 for a fourth consecutive victory in Orlando. The latest one might have been the last near Walt Disney World. The NFL is considering moving the game around, with new, multi-billion-dollar stadiums in Las Vegas and Los Angeles being viable options. The play of the day was Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Watt's 82-yard fumble return in the fourth. Jacksonville defensive lineman Calais Campbell beat Dallas' Travis Frederick and sacked Kirk Cousins on a fourth-and-goal play from the 9. Campbell stripped the ball, which Watt scooped up and went untouched the other way to put the AFC ahead 38-27. The NFC had a chance to rally late and tried to take advantage of a new rule that allows the scoring team to retain possession by facing a fourth-and-15 play from its own 25-yard line. Cousins threw a deep ball that Baltimore safety Earl Thomas intercepted. Campbell was named the AFC's defensive player of the game. Baltimore's Lamar Jackson was the offensive MVP. AFC players earned $70,000 for winning the game. NFC players got $35,000 each. Jackson threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception. Houston's Deshaun Watson threw for 148 yards, with a touchdown and a pick. Tennessee's Ryan Tannehill hooked up with Jacksonville's DJ Chark for a 60-yard score in which officials opted not to rule him down after two defenders touched him. Wilson gave his NFC starting spot to New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who is contemplating retirement. Brees said this week he will take some time before deciding on his future. Cousins, Brees and Wilson threw TD passes for the NFC, which also allowed Ezekiel Elliott and Adams to attempt throws. Elliott's was picked off. Adams added two TD receptions. The NFC's top highlight was Philadelphia defensive tackle Fletcher Cox rumbling 61 yards for a score. Minnesota's Harrison Smith intercepted a pass from Watson at the 3-yard line and returned it to the 39 before lateraling to Cox, who took it the rest of the while. No one tried to tackle the 310-pound Cox. Denver receiver Courtland Sutton slapped at the ball for the final 20 yards.
  20. Wow. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/01/22/amid-battery-investigation-antonio-brown-has-locked-himself-in-his-house/
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