Deadly northeast Austin home explosion caused by 'package
Several days after an explosion in northeast Austin killed a man, police said March 5 that the explosion was caused by a package that was placed on the front porch of the home.
Investigators are treating the March 2 incident as a suspicious death and are trying to determine how and why the package got there,womens Barry Sanders Jersey, police said at a press conference.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said that the department received a "nature unknown" urgent call at 6:55 a.m. March 2. Police said it was reported that a man,womens Ziggy Ansah Jersey, 39, identified Monday as Anthony Stephan House, was found with critical injuries at a home in the 1100 block of Haverford Drive near East Howard Lane and Harris Ridge Boulevard.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said they took House to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center with critical and life-threatening injuries. He died just after 7:45 a.m. The incident is now being treated as a "suspicious death,womens Jarrad Davis Jersey," police said.
No one else was injured,womens Teez Tabor Jersey, Manley said.
Police said at a press conference March 5 that the explosion was caused by a package. Investigators are still working to determine how the package got there and if House was the person who was being targeted. Police believe it was an isolated incident and not related to terrorism. APD said they don't have enough information yet to call it a homicide. Police also said they can't rule out that the package was constructed by House.
“We can’t rule out that Mr. House didn’t construct this himself and accidentally detonate it,Authentic Brad Kaaya Jersey, in which case it would be an accidental death,Authentic Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey," police said at a press conference March 5.
"What we don't see here is any indication that this is anything part of a larger scheme,Authentic Michael Roberts Jersey," Manley said.
Police said March 5 that the public should use common sense and trust their gut if they see a package on their porch. If a resident was not expecting a package, they should be suspicious of a package on their porch, police said.Authentic Teez Tabor Jersey,
A man who says he is House's brother said House left behind a wife and an 8-year-old daughter. He said House's daughter is doing OK, but she saw the whole thing happen. He also said he is proud of House's neighbors, who he said responded immediately to try to save his brother's life.Authentic Kenny Golladay Jersey,
Monica Sledge, a neighbor,Authentic Jarrad Davis Jersey,said she heard the explosion while she was in her living room playing with her son.
"I just kind of freaked out,womens Kenny Golladay Jersey," she said. "It was a deeper boom than a transformer going off. It was kind of like a backfire,womens Brad Kaaya Jersey, picked up my son and ran in the opposite direction,womens Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey, but it was too close and it was too loud and too strong."
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Bolte scores 51 for Concord as Mountain Lions oust Falcons
As a sophomore last season, guard Tommy Bolte’s scoring average was buried a few players down on Concord University’s final statistics.
As a junior who has led his team into the Mountain East Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday,womens Byron Jones Jersey, his name will be plastered all over the league’s record book.
And he’s just getting started.
Bolte scored a single-game MEC record 51 points while setting the standard for field goals and field goal attempts in Concord’s 89-84 upset of No. 3 Fairmont State (21-8) at the Charleston Civic Center.
The 6-foot-1 junior from Chillicothe,womens Randy Gregory Jersey, and seven assists.,Authentic Taco Charlton Jersey, combined for 14 points in two meetings against the Falcons last season. In two games against them this season,Authentic Chidobe Awuzie Jersey, Ohio,Authentic Jourdan Lewis Jersey, he averaged 29.5, eight rebounds
the sign of things to come were evident in the final six games when he averaged 22.2 points. On Friday,Despite his moderate double-digit average during the 2016-17, his season averaged was boosted from a league-best 31.2 to 31.9.
” said Bolte,“I just tried to play my game, who had 24 of Concord’s 41 points at halftime. “Sometimes they call on me to score a lot of points.”
B.J. Hamlet had 10 points for the Mountain Lions,Authentic Byron Jones Jersey,Authentic Randy Gregory Jersey,Authentic Chaz Green Jersey, who battled throughout to avoid a three-game sweep against the Falcons.
The game’s score was tied 15 times and the lead changed hands 10 times. The final tie was at 73 with 3:45 remaining and the last lead change came on a pair of Bolte free throws with 7:15 on the clock. Fairmont State’s last lead was with 8:46 left.
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Fairmont first-year head coach Joe Mazzulla said his team tried to take away his strengths.
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Ravens OLB Matthew Judon says Cincinnati loss will motivate team
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon joined the crew of Good Morning Football to talk about his breakout year and how it ended in heartbreak.
One of the hosts,Authentic Kevin Johnson Jersey, referenced the 2011 season for the Ravens and how it ended in similar gut-wrenching fashion. Quarterback Joe Flacco led the Ravens down the field against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, Peter Schrager,Authentic Jordy Nelson Jersey, but a dropped pass by Lee Evans in the end zone would force a field goal from Baltimore to tie the game. Then,womens Randall Cobb Jersey, kicker Billy Cundiff missed the chip-shot field goal which would’ve sent the game into overtime. The Patriots won 23-20 and advanced to the Super Bowl.
along with the impending retirement of Ray Lewis,womens Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey,Baltimore would use this heartbreaking loss, as the driving force to win the Super Bowl the next year.
the Ravens needed one more win to reach the playoffs. The scenario was simple heading into the game against the Bengals in Week 17,womens Nick Martin Jersey,This past season, “win and your in.”
Of course, trailing 27-24, and thus, failed to make the post-season for the third straight year. The game started off ugly for Baltimore,womens Jordy Nelson Jersey, the Ravens did not win,Authentic Randall Cobb Jersey,Authentic Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey, but a mid-game rally put them in the lead with only minutes left. With 53 seconds left in regulation,Authentic Nick Martin Jersey,Authentic Braxton Miller Jersey, the Bengals were forced into a 4th-and-12 situation with no timeouts remaining. What should seemingly be an easy stop turned into one of the worst plays in Ravens’ history. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton found a breakdown in the Ravens’ zone coverage and hit receiver Tyler Boyd for not only a first down but a game-winning 49-yard touchdown. Everything was right there for the Ravens and it was ripped away in the blink of an eye.
Schrager asked Judon what the team could take from this game.
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“It’s just terrible. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling.” He said about the loss. “We’re just gonna use it as motivation for next year.”
Schrager asked what watching the 4th-and-12 play was like now.
“I wanna play the Bengals right now,womens Tyler Ervin Jersey,womens Kevin Johnson Jersey,” Judon said. “I think we [were] overlooking them a little bit.”
Flacco struggling and Matt Judon is a future stud
PFF has once again supplied Baltimore Beatdown with five players on offense and defense whom performed positively or negatively.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley produced yet another top-notch performancd. He topped the team for the second week running with a 87.4 game grade, giving up only one hurry.
but managed to get sacked on 37.5% of those plays,Authentic KeiVarae Russell Jersey,It wasn’t the left tackle whom forced Joe Flacco to throw the interceptions either. PFF studied the tape and found Flacco was pressured on only 17.8% of drop backs,Authentic Steven Nelson Jersey, with both his interceptions coming on plays where he wasn’t pressured. PFF also said Flacco failed to complete any deep passes against the Bears. He was 14 of 17 on hitches and throws to HBs, but failed to connect on any of the four go routes he targeted. Shocker, Flacco struggled to make his mark on the game, the highest percentage for Sunday afternoon's games. Pressured or not, Joe completes short passes, but can’t connect on any intermediate throws.
The interior line is clearly weak, as PFF noted all nine pressures allowed came on inside moves. The Ravens are without three of their talented guard players, and now can’t bandage the unit back together.,womens Mitch Morse Jersey,womens Chris Conley Jersey,womens Steven Nelson Jersey,
A bright light in the Ravens offense, Ben Watson had another clean game in pass protection,womens Blake Bortles Jersey, and is yet to give up any pressure so far this season.
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“Despite being only targeted three times,Authentic Chris Jones Jersey,Authentic Mitch Morse Jersey, FS Tony Jefferson allowed all three passes to be completed for 52 yards and two touchdowns. He has now given up four touchdowns into his coverage so far this season, and no other Ravens defensive back has allowed more than one.”
Jefferson wasn’t brought on to play coverage,Authentic Chris Conley Jersey, but you’d hope he wouldn’t be the weakest link in the secondary. It’s hard not second guessing the safeties contract right now.
Even with Brandon Williams out, Michael Pierce is continuing to flourish. The big man finished as the Ravens best defensive player with an 82.7 game grade. He recorded six defensive stops, tied for his highest number so far in 2017.,womens KeiVarae Russell Jersey
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“C.J. Mosley led the way with nine defensive stops against the Bears. No other LB had more than seven stops in the Sunday afternoon games in Week 6. He added one hurry in addition to this.”womens Jalen Ramsey Jerse
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Chicago Bears don't need to make a big splash in free agency
For the Bears to achieve success in free agency, a goal that has escaped them in recent years,Authentic Alex Smith Jersey, huge-money move in the opening hours., general manager Ryan Pace doesn't necessarily have to make a splashy
Sure,Authentic Marcus Peters Jersey, some teams always do. But some of the best deals come after the feeding frenzy dies down.
the Bears could certainly use a WR1 or a quality edge rusher because the team is lacking in impact players. But on a 5-11 team with multiple areas of need,When the market officially opens at 3 p.m. on March 14, the Bears must at least shore up all areas of weakness so they're not compelled to reach for players to fill gaping holes during the draft.
where Pace has done his best work,The Bears need to have the freedom to select the best player available with each of their picks in the draft, rather than forcing a pick for a lesser player just to fill a need.
if the Bears are looking to announce their presence with authority, Pace has the bankroll to make an impact in free agency and enter the draft with a balanced roster. Resisting the urge to win the offseason on Day One is important. However, they could do so at wide receiver,Armed with around $70 million in cap space, where there is some quality talent in the marketplace. Edge rusher? Not so much.womens Marcus Peters Jersey,
two lesser needs,At both those positions the Bears probably need help in free agency and in the draft. At cornerback and interior offensive line, Pace could bolster those spots well before the draft.womens Justin Houston Jersey,
showing production and potential when he's on the field. But Floyd has missed 10 games in his first two seasons, first things first. Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is the only edge rusher under contract who can be considered a pass-rush presence. He's produced 11? sacks since the Bears made him the ninth overall draft pick in 2016, and he needs a complement other than defensive lineman Akiem Hicks,womens Jeremy Maclin Jersey,But,Authentic Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey, who has 15? sacks in the past two seasons.
The bad news for the Bears is that the free-agent market for top pass rushers is thin at best after Ziggy Ansah and DeMarcus Lawrence were franchised.,womens Tyreek Hill Jersey,
which is old even for a physical marvel like Peppers. The Falcons' Adrian Clayborn had 9? sacks last year, and he's 38,Authentic Kareem Hunt Jersey,Authentic Tyreek Hill Jersey, but six came in one game against a Tyron Smith-less Cowboys team,Former Bear (2010-13) Julius Peppers had 11 sacks for the Panthers last season. But he seems comfortable in Carolina,Authentic Justin Houston Jersey, and he'll be 30 in July.
who had a breakout 2017 with 9 sacks, it's Trent Murphy, and Junior Galette,After that, who had 22 combined sacks in 2013 and '14 but has just three since then.,womens Alex Smith Jersey
meaning something must be done in free agency, and Lamarr Houston (4 sacks in December) and Sam Acho are unrestricted. So the cupboard could be completely bare after Floyd,The Bears have to be active here because they cut Willie Young (24 sacks from 2014-16) and Pernell McPhee (14 sacks from 2015-17), even if it's bringing back Houston and Acho.,womens Kareem Hunt Jersey
but they'll be long gone before the second day is over,The draft has a solid crop of pass rushers, so the Bears likely need to use their No. 1 (eighth overall) or No. 2 (39th) to land an immediate difference maker on the edge. They do not have a third-round pick.,womens Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey
Given the lack of production that recent first-round wide receivers have provided, the Bears need an immediate upgrade in free agency.,Authentic Patrick Mahomes II Jersey,
who would easily be the Bears' WR1, there are talented pass catchers still in the marketplace. It starts with the Jaguars' Allen Robinson,Authentic Jeremy Maclin JerseyEven with ex-Dolphin Jarvis Landry traded to Cleveland,womens Patrick Mahomes II Jersey provided he's fully recovered from last year's ACL tear in his left knee that ended his 2017 season after three snaps.
It'd be smart to grab me
Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West offered some advice for fantasy football owners Monday.
" he said. "That's the smart way to do it.",Authentic Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey,"It'd be smart to grab me
A reporter then asked: "Why's that?"
"Why's that?" West responded. "You'll see."
West is just the 97th-ranked player in ESPN's fantasy football rankings. There are 37 running backs ahead of him despite his advantageous position.
and he has a stronger grip on the job now.,Authentic Tyler Ervin Jersey,He is a near lock to be the Ravens' starting running back this season. West led Baltimore with 774 rushing yards last season
but he was a healthy scratch for the final four regular-season games in 2016.,Kenneth Dixon,womens Kevin Johnson Jersey, who was expected to push West for carries, but he's had only two games of double-digit carries in the last four seasons. And Buck Allen has looked better in camp, is out for the season with a knee injury. Danny Woodhead will be a factor in the passing game,womens Braxton Miller Jersey,"
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and he had more attempts stopped behind the line of scrimmage (21) than runs of 10 or more yards (19).,Baltimore is looking for West to become more explosive. He averaged 4.0 yards per carry in 2016,womens Nick Martin Jersey,
a salary that ranks 18th among running backs this season.,Authentic Braxton Miller Jersey,This is an important year for West personally. He will earn $1.797 million this season as a restricted free agent
which he believes plays to his style.,womens Tyler Ervin Jersey,womens Benardrick McKinney Jersey,West will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. That's why it would be fortuitous for West to receive the bulk of the carries this season
and get lanes for cutbacks.","As the game go, I get stronger and stronger, how the linebackers are pursuing the ball," he said. "I get to feel the defense out,womens Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey
has eclipsed 20 carries in only four games during his three-year NFL career.,At Towson University, West ran the ball 413 times in his final season, though, averaging 25.8 carries per game. West
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Would TE Tyler Eifert be worth the risk for the Ravens
is on the lookout for playmakers to help this offense and try to make sure the offense that showed up the last two months of 2017, it's tight end. General Manager Ozzie Newsome,womens Harrison Butker Jersey, in his final offseason,If there is one other position that has been gnawing at the Baltimore Ravens for the last couple of years now other than wide receiver, stays on track.
Pitta suffered his first hip fracture in training camp of 2013, it seemed they were going to be locked in at tight end for years to come with Dennis Pitta. Pitta and Joe Flacco formed great chemistry over the course of the previous two seasons, and it looked like it was going to get even better. As we know,After the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, and the team has been on a carnival ride of tight ends ever since.
Owen Daniels, Nick Boyle,Pitta was in and out of the lineup from 2013 to 2016, Ed Dickson, Maxx Williams, Darren Waller, Crockett Gillmore, with his two hip injuries before a third ended his Ravens career last year. Players such as Dallas Clark, and Ben Watson have occupied the position with mixed results. The veterans Watson,womens Shaq Thompson Jersey, Clark,Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey, and Daniels have done well. Boyle is a good number two tight end but he already has two suspensions on his resume. Waller was suspended all of last season,Authentic Curtis Samuel Jersey, while Williams and Gillmore have battled injuries. Gillmore is also an unrestricted free agent along with Watson.
but the market as of now is very thin after Jimmy Graham and Trey Burton. One player the Ravens could look at is Tyler Eifert. Eifert is someone who might not be ideal for Baltimore considering his injury history. The Ravens literally came into OTA's with six tight ends who carried serious question marks last year,womens Taylor Moton Jersey,The Ravens need a tight end desperately, and Eifert would continue that mold.
does have an upside. He's still relatively young at 27 (turning 28 in September),womens Daeshon Hall Jersey, and really, has experience as a number one tight end,womens Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, is a reliable target with good hands, and is a threat in the red zone. Those skills are something the Ravens don't have right now,Eifert though, they haven't had a young tight end like Eifert since Pitta before his first hip fracture. As we know however, Eifert has a well documented injury history.
Eifert suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 1 against the Ravens and was lost for the year. 2015 would be Eifert's coming out party playing 13 games, he suffered an ankle injury in that years Pro Bowl which caused him to miss seven games of the 2016 season. Eifert would return and continue where he left off in 2015 by grabbing five touchdown passes before a back injury sidelined him for the season finale. Last year, with 52 receptions, 615 yards,In 2014, and 13 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he played two games before he had to get back surgery for the second consecutive year and had a cyst surgically removed from his knee.
high reward" move Baltimore should do. The question,Authentic Shaq Thompson Jersey,Authentic Devin Funchess Jersey, of course,Eifert is set to hit the market and will most likely come on a cheap one or two-year deal. It's the kind of "low risk,womens Devin Funchess Jersey,womens Christian McCaffrey Jersey,womens Curtis Samuel Jersey, is will he be worth it?
Jimmy Smith for example. Back surgeries and a cyst removal last season are added reasons to stay away,The Ravens are football's version of the New York Mets when it comes to injuries. A lot has to go right in the health department and the team has too many players like Eifert that they already have to deal with,Authentic Taylor Moton Jersey,Authentic Daeshon Hall Jersey,Authentic Harrison Butker Jersey,Authentic Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, but what he can do on the field could help a tight end unit that is in need of help.
The Cajun Cannon’s list
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“Listen,Authentic Cole Beasley Jersey, this is a fact. The Saints are a one of a handful of teams that are considered a title contender, the veteran leaders and the play of QB Drew Brees make the Saints a team that everyone thinks will be an elite club in 2018.”," Bobby Hebert said on Sports Talk. "New Orleans is coming off a very good season and with the amount of young players that have made big impacts
Bobby says that Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson would be his top choice. ,Bobby talked about a few of this year’s top available free agents. The Cajun Cannon started on the defensive side of the football. When it comes to New Orleans trying to land that ever so coveted shutdown CB
and he’s one of the best cornerbacks in the game.” ,Authentic Nolan Carroll Jersey,“He (Johnson) understands the covering concept whether it be in man or zone coverage. He’s only 28 years old
Bobby said that if the Saints could somehow land Trumaine Johnson he thinks they would have the best cornerback tandem in the entire NFL.
The CC then went on the prowl looking for help on the Saints defensive line.
” Hebert said. ,womens Dak Prescott Jersey,“As much as the Saints Defense improved last season they did take a step back in run defense. The Saints allowed over four yards per rush to their opponents and getting some help up front that can aid in run support and provide some pressure on the opposing QB would be a big boost
he’s a run stuffer that can get after the passer.,Authentic Tyron Smith Jersey,Minnesota’s Shamar Stephen would be a player to Bobby’s liking. Stephen is 27 and comes from a stout defense playing for the Vikings. Plus
Former LSU Tiger,Authentic Zack Martin Jersey, DT Kyle Willams would also bring instant help to the Saints up front., and one of the best Buffalo Bills defenders ever
“Kyle has had as good of a career as any LSU Defensive Linemen ever has in the NFL. Yes I know he’s been in the NFL a long time (12 years) but every season has been outstanding and he’s as solid of a player of you’ll find over that period of time in the NFL.”
Bobby also pointed out another younger interior D-Lineman in Baltimore’s Brent Urban.
“Urban is a young guy at 26 and he is another player that has proven himself on team that is known for their physical style of defense.”womens Cole Beasley Jersey,
Under Sean Payton the Saints have consistently had one of the best offenses in the NFL. But in 2017 the Saints 3rd down offense slipped significantly going from being a top five 3rd down offense in 2016 to falling to #20 last season.womens Travis Frederick Jersey,
“I think the Saints have to find some help in the form of a pass catching player. It may be at tight end or it could be at wide receiver. But improving on 3rd down offense is something the Saints are going to have to do if they are going to be a better team next season.",womens Zack Martin Jersey,
A few names Bobby likes include Eagles Tight End Trey Burton and Bengals Tight Tyler Eifert.womens Tyron Smith Jersey
“Both players are young,” Bobby said., both are talented and can stretch the field and are good blockers
but he can’t stay on the field. ,Bobby pointed out that he thinks that Eifert is the better player,womens Jason Witten Jersey,
“In five seasons Tyler has played in 39 games but missed 41. Trey Burton healthier player that you can line him up in the slot or out wide.”,Authentic Jason Witten Jersey, we call be dancing come next February!
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Dave Gettleman making the Giants feared again,Authentic Jarrad Davis Jersey, as promised
For a short while there,womens Teez Tabor Jersey, after prized guard Andrew Norwell spurned the man who raised him from a pup for Tom Coughlin of all people,Authentic Brad Kaaya Jersey, Giants fans were in a panic wondering whether Dave Gettleman himself might have to become a plug-and-play general manager.
The old-school GM who had vowed to kick ass on the day he was introduced had his ass kicked when the free-agent frenzy began in earnest.
From hog mollies to hog follies.
Until the old-school GM kicked ass on Wednesday.
Bet on this: The days of the New York Football Giants being bullied are over.
Gettleman absolutely overpaid for Nate Solder (four years,Authentic Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey, $62 million) in making him the highest-paid left tackle in the game, but try telling that to Eli Manning. Who maybe would have thrown in a couple of hundred thousand dollars if it meant sealing the deal.
Solder is 29, coming off a subpar year, but even in his sleep is better at protecting his quarterback’s blind side than Ereck Flowers. How do you suppose Tom Brady would have liked standing behind Flowers for the last three years?
Solder commands more than Norwell because a franchise left tackle is valued more than a franchise guard.
It is a smart move by Gettleman because it was the only move,womens Jarrad Davis Jersey, because once again there are no offensive tackles in the draft to trust keeping Manning upright. Oklahoma’s ponderous Orlando Brown ran a 5.63 40 at his Pro Day on Wednesday,Authentic Teez Tabor Jersey,Authentic Kenny Golladay Jersey, and that was Usain Bolt-like after his 5.85 Combine debacle.
Solder will be the most dependable,womens Kenny Golladay Jersey,womens Brad Kaaya Jersey,womens Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey, professional left-tackle bodyguard for Manning since David Diehl.
And if Pat Shurmur isn’t blowing smoke about Manning having years left at age 37 to chase a Super Bowl,Authentic Michael Roberts Jersey, planting Solder in front of him — and moving Flowers to the right side or inside or anywhere else — will give him a fighting chance.
Imagine this: he might actually have time in the pocket to eat a pepperoni pizza and get the ball to Odell Beckham Jr.!
Gettleman’s obsession with building a kick-ass offensive line doesn’t end with Solder,womens Michael Roberts Jersey, of course.
Wednesday night he added 327-poundman journeyman guard Patrick Omameh.
There are a bevy of hog-molly guards in the draft,Authentic Barry Sanders Jersey, and I expect Gettleman to target one in the second round — if not in the first round with Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson.
From now until the April 26 draft,womens Barry Sanders Jersey, Gettleman will debate in his own head a crossroads decision for the franchise: does he pass on Manning’s successor if he doesn’t fall in love with one and instead go all-in with a Win Now philosophy that would compel him to draft Nelson,Authentic Ziggy Ansah Jersey, RB Saquon Barkley or DE Bradley Chubb?
Obituaries from the Wednesday, March 7, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal
Mr. James Robert Davis Sr.,Authentic Carlos Henderson Jersey, 2018 at his home with his loving family at his bedside., age 78, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away on Friday morning, March 2
Mr. Davis was born on Dec. 3, 1939 in Haralson County the son of Mr. Rice Eason Davis and Mrs. Myrteel Timms Davis.
He was a United States Veteran and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958 until 1961. He then served with the Army National Guard for a number of years.
Mr. Davis worked for Georgia Craft Company for many years and later he went to work for East-West Express as a Truck Driver. He retired following twenty years of dedicated service.
He was a member of the Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church and had been attending Westside Baptist Church in Felton.
Evelyn and Son Timms.,He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Dewight Davis, a son, his sister and brother in law
Mr. Davis is survived by his loving wife and best friend,Authentic Zane Gonzalez Jersey, Mary Wilkes Davis; sons and daughters in law, Jay Davis and Sherri and Johnathan Davis and Liane; daughters,Authentic Jim Brown Jersey, Bradley Woods and Vicortia and Marilyn Woods and fourteen great-grandchildren. A number of nieces, Rebekah Bollen,womens Gary Barnidge Jersey, Yvonne Wade and George and Sonya Bollen and James; sister, Annie Richards and grandchildren,womens Joe Haden Jersey, Shannon Turner and Clay, Aimee Smith and Steven,Authentic Demarcus Walker Jersey,Authentic Brendan Langley Jersey, Candace McAfee and Mitch, Adam Wade and Becky, Sarah Bollen, Aaron Wade and Autumn, Matthew Bollen, Cortney Davis, D J Davis, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. James Robert Davis Sr. were conducted on Sunday afternoon, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Westside Baptist Church in Felton with the Rev. Joey Meeks, March 4, the Rev. Jeff Hulsey and the Rev. Todd Brown officiating.
Interment followed in the family lot of the Lee’s Chapel Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard.
The family received friends at the residence on Lee’s Chapel Road, Cedartown over the weekend before services on Sunday afternoon,womens Zane Gonzalez Jersey,womens Jim Brown Jersey, March 4.
The following served as pallbearers: Jay Davis, Steven Smith and Mitch McAfee. Mr. Davis’ nephews were asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.,Authentic Gary Barnidge Jersey, Johnathan Davis,Authentic Joe Haden Jersey,Authentic Garett Bolles Jersey, Adam Wade, D.J. Davis,womens Garett Bolles Jersey,womens Demarcus Walker Jersey,womens Carlos Henderson Jersey,womens Brendan Langley Jersey, Clay Turner
Visit the memorial web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend personal condolences to the family and to sign the online guestbook.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Robert Davis Sr.
Adding Torrey Smith a calculated move
The Carolina Panthers needed to make changes within their core of wide receivers. It was clear the team was headed in a new direction when Kelvin Benjamin was traded in October. The Panthers made another move last week when veteran Torrey Smith was brought in via a trade with the NFL Champion, Philadelphia Eagles. This is an intriguing addition to the team at a time when they are looking to rebuild the weapons around Cam Newton.womens Yannick Ngakoue Jersey,
he wasn’t the impact player that the organization needed within the defensive secondary. In fact,womens Vontae Davis Jersey,The news of the trade brought tepid praise across the NFL media. In order to acquire Smith the Panthers parted ways with Daryl Worley; a cornerback they picked in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. While Worley played well, the Eagles passing game torched Worley when the teams met in 2017.womens Myles Jack Jersey,
This move brings both experience and a deep-ball threat to the Panthers at a time when they need it the most. Carolina has a young group of receivers and Smith immediately becomes the oldest in the group. With that age comes a wealth of important experience.womens T.Y. Hilton Jersey,
he was a strong contributor. For example,Authentic Yannick Ngakoue Jersey,While he’s never a “major” part of the Eagles offense, he ended 2017 with 36 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns.
Smith helps bring back the speed that was loss when the Panthers didn’t re-sign Ted Ginn. Ginn’s ability to get down the field opened up a lot of play opportunities when the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50. The team hoped Curtis Samuel would help fulfill those duties but that was not the case. Smith averaged 11.9 yards per reception, Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey all viable threats in the offense, but he’s shown in previous seasons that he can exceed those expectations. With Devin Funchess, it will be intriguing to see if Smith can revert back to form.Authentic Myles Jack Jersey,
The question still hangs over the Panthers as to how they expect to utilize this group of receivers. Funchess had some strong growth towards the end of the year,Authentic Tarell Basham Jersey, Carolina never had the full battery of weapons to make them a multi-pronged attack; limiting their options,womens Marlon Mack Jersey, as he excelled once Benjamin was traded. However,womens Zach Banner Jersey, especially in the post season.
such as linemen on both sides of the ball that are more pressing at this time. However,Authentic T.Y. Hilton Jersey,This move helps the Panthers avoid having to select a wide receiver with their 24th pick in this year’s NFL Draft. That’s a very risky move and there are other needs,Authentic Vontae Davis Jersey, expect Carolina to pick up at least one wide receiver at some point during the draft. There’s also an opportunity that the organization can find another receiver through there aren’t many big name receivers available.
end-all,Expect Carolina to make a wide variety of changes to their receiving core before the 2018 season begins. This was an area that was surprisingly weak in 2017 and has the potential for a lot of growth. Bringing in Torrey Smith isn’t the be-all, but it’s a step in the right direction for an organization that needed change.,Authentic Andrew Luck Jersey,
Smith helps bring back the speed that was loss when the Panthers didn’t re-sign Ted Ginn. Ginn’s ability to get down the field opened up a lot of play opportunities when the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50. The team hoped Curtis Samuel would help fulfill those duties but that was not the case. Smith averaged 11.9 yards per reception, Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey all viable threats in the offense, but he’s shown in previous seasons that he can exceed those expectations. With Devin Funchess, it will be intriguing to see if Smith can revert back to form.,Authentic Zach Banner Jersey
The question still hangs over the Panthers as to how they expect to utilize this group of receivers. Funchess had some strong growth towards the end of the year,womens Tarell Basham Jersey, Carolina never had the full battery of weapons to make them a multi-pronged attack; limiting their options,Authentic Marlon Mack Jersey as he excelled once Benjamin was traded. However,womens Andrew Luck Jersey, especially in the post season.
Matt Kalil isn't focused on former team
The left tackle position requires thick skin and a short memory,womens Justin Houston Jersey, so Matt Kalildoesn't really have time for a walk down memory lane.
but they're in game preparation so nothing really changes.,"It's like a normal game," said Kalil, who on Sunday will line up against the Vikings team that drafted him. "I mean, I've got a lot of friends that will be out there. That's about it
"They're an opponent we want to get after and get the win against. That's all we're focused on."
the team with which he spent his first five NFL seasons before signing a blockbuster five-year deal with the Panthers this offseason.,Beating the Vikings is paramount for the Panthers and their playoff hopes, and that is where Kalil's focus rightfully lies. But whether he's willing to go there or not, it has to at least be on his mind that he's facing the team that picked him fourth overall in the 2012 draft
To make matters more personal – and the task at hand more daunting – Kalil often will line up against Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, he of 12 sacks so far in 2017. Griffen,Authentic Jeremy Maclin Jersey, and Kalil were Vikings teammates for five seasons and Southern Cal teammates in 2008 and 2009.,Authentic Patrick Mahomes II Jersey, who appears headed to his third consecutive Pro Bowl
"I've played against him a lot, but a lot of those practices I wasn't 100 percent. I was injured,womens Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey, and I'll probably be a different guy than they're used to the past few years."," Kalil said. "So this will be a little bit different from my point of view as far as the things that I can do. I'll definitely get after it
but over time a hip issue that had impacted him since college got worse. He played just two games last season before having surgery.,Authentic Alex Smith Jersey,Injuries were a big part of Kalil's final chapters in Minnesota. He was a Pro Bowl pick as a rookie and started every game his first four seasons
"I've been getting stronger and better each week," Kalil said. "I'm just ready to get after it.",womens Tyreek Hill Jersey,womens Marcus Peters Jersey, and my confidence is getting higher and higher
Brother and five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil, who said Thursday that he's on track to start for just the third time all season, with the coaches not feeling like they have to consistently provide help for their left tackle., said his brother has played well but admitted to a little brotherly bias. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said Matt Kalil has shored up the Panthers' left tackle position compared to the last couple of seasons
Aside from his brother and his coaches, that comes with the territory., some are more skeptical about Kalil's play. Reality is
"He picked a hell of a position to play. That would not be first on my list, you're in a whole lot of passing situations.," Ryan Kalil said. "You've got to have some thick skin to play that position because week in and week out you play against the best of your best. And you've got to hope your team is up because if you get behind
"I watched it here for years with Jordan Gross (Carolina's starting left tackle from 2004-13 who made three Pro Bowls). He gets praised one year, and the next year he goes to the Pro Bowl. A lot of it is riding the wave of your team. You've got be really good and have a lot of poise to handle that.",womens Jeremy Maclin Jersey,womens Patrick Mahomes II Jersey, and the next year he doesn't have it and we need to get rid of him. But really he's the same guy
Matt Kalil believes he's up to the task of handling the criticism as well as the challenges that come with the job.
"Usually you don't want your name to get called. That's usually a good thing,Authentic Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey,Authentic Kareem Hunt Jersey," Matt Kalil said. "If I make a bad play, but if I play well,womens Kareem Hunt Jersey,womens Alex Smith Jersey, everyone is on me,Authentic Tyreek Hill Jersey,Authentic Justin Houston Jersey,Authentic Marcus Peters Jersey, no one says anything.
but it doesn't really get to me. I just go out and play my game and get after it. Sometimes you get beat; sometimes you don't. You want to win more often than you lose.","That's the kind of stuff I've got to deal with
You know Kalil wants to win Sunday.
Panthers,Perseverance pays off for Palardy
Like most punters,Authentic Jadeveon Clowney Jersey, Michael Palardy could talk shop all day,Authentic Will Fuller V Jersey, using long sentences and big words to break down the mental and physical intricacies of playing the position at the highest of levels.
wide receiver Devin Funchess walked by Palardy's locker and cut to the chase without breaking stride.,In the middle of a discussion about barricades and barometers
" Funchess said.,"He's kicking the hell out of that ball
That pretty much sums it up.
Palardy, in his first full season as an NFL punter, has been especially effective the past three weeks.
"He's been phenomenal," Rivera said. "He's a weapon for us, a solid defensive weapon. He's been able to get us out of some tough spots and have put us in some really good positions by flipping the field."womens Will Fuller V Jersey,
but he enters Week 10 standing fifth in net and ninth in gross.,Palardy ranked 13th in the NFL in net punting and 24th in gross punting through six games,womens Whitney Mercilus Jersey,
"The people that I'm surrounded by have instilled a lot of confidence in me," Palardy said. "For a punter to be able to trust that the protection and the coverage is going to be the way it has been, it makes it a whole lot easier for me to put the ball where I need to put it."
the three-time Pro Bowler he beat out for the job who now punts for the Cardinals.,Palardy mentioned Marquette King (Raiders), Palardy ranks above all of those save King in gross punting and also is outpacing Andy Lee,womens Jaelen Strong Jersey, Johnny Hekker (Rams) and Sam Koch (Ravens) as influences along his long journey to sudden success. With a 47.4-yard average
thanks to a league-best eight punts inside the 20-yard line. While Palardy thanked his teammates for that,Authentic J.J. Watt Jersey,Over the past three weeks,Authentic DeAndre Hopkins Jersey,Authentic Duane Brow Jersey, Palardy's net average has skyrocketed to 43.8 yards, he has his punting peers to thank in the big picture,Authentic Whitney Mercilus Jersey, not to mention special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey for helping him get his left foot in the door.
And, even if Palardy won't acknowledge it, he also has himself to thank for his remarkable perseverance along the way.
Palardy was a steady and significant contributor at the University of Tennessee, pulling triple duty as the Volunteers' punter, kicker and kickoff man. His numbers were very good but didn't scream pro potential.womens Jadeveon Clowney Jersey,
he at first saw someone in Palardy who could be a valuable "camp leg" given his versatility. That helped Palardy score an invite to the Jets' rookie minicamp.,McGaughey, saw something. In his first season as an NFL special teams coordinator with the Jets in 2014, however,womens DeAndre Hopkins Jersey,
"I had actually coached against him when I was at LSU and he was at Tennessee," McGaughey said. "Palardy could do all three things – he could punt, he could kick off and he could kick field goals. During rookie minicamp he did all three and did a really good job.Authentic Julién Davenport Jersey, i
"I told him,Authentic Jaelen Strong Jersey,f you focus on two of the three,womens Julién Davenport Jersey,womens J.J. Watt Jerseyyou'll play in this league for a long time."
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Graham Gano kick trick went viral. There’s a reason we can’t teach you how to do it.
Graham Gano made national news this week with a trick he did without even trying.
and made it look easy.,womens Julius Thomas Jersey,He stomped a football and made it spin into the hands of a ref
And it wasn’t an accident.
he did it on his first try.,womens Charles Harris Jersey,The Observer visited him during practice this week and asked Gano to repeat the trick – and despite a sore knee
whose locker is next to Gano’s,Authentic Cordrea Tankersley Jersey, could do it too. So I asked the both of them to do what millions of Americans watching that game wanted to know.,Authentic Cyrus Jones Jersey,But it wasn’t just Gano who could do the trick. Punter Michael Palardy
I asked them to teach me.
I couldn’t do it. And I couldn’t teach you. It’s much harder than it looks,Authentic Jacoby Brissett Jersey, even if Gano made it look simple.,Authentic Joe Thuney Jersey,But after countless attempts
to do the trick you place one foot in front of the ball and the other a few inches behind it. Then you dig the heel of your front foot into the ball and onto the back foot,At its essence, everyone could do it., and kick it up. But if it was that easy
Gano just said,When asked how long it took him to learn the trick, “We have a lot of time on our hands.”
Gano and Palardy then both tried to show me how to replicate it, showing me the move step by step. Still wasn’t happening.
After about 5 minutes of earnest effort,Authentic Julius Thomas Jersey,Authentic Charles Harris Jersey,Authentic Raekwon McMillan Jersey, the best I could do was get the ball about knee high – not close to as high or with as much ease as Gano or Palardy.
Give them both some credit.
He stomped a football and made it spin into the hands of a ref,womens Raekwon McMillan Jersey, and made it look easy.
The Observer visited him during practice this week and asked Gano to repeat the trick – and despite a sore knee,womens Cordrea Tankersley Jersey, he did it on his first try.
whose locker is next to Gano’s,womens Cyrus Jones Jersey,But it wasn’t just Gano who could do the trick. Punter Michael Palardy,womens Jacoby Brissett Jersey, could do it too. So I asked the both of them to do what millions of Americans watching that game wanted to know.
I couldn’t do it. And I couldn’t teach you. It’s much harder than it looks,womens Joe Thuney Jersey,But after countless attempts,Authentic Malcom Brown Jersey, even if Gano made it look simple.
to do the trick you place one foot in front of the ball and the other a few inches behind it. Then you dig the heel of your front foot into the ball and onto the back foot, and kick it up. But if it was that easy,womens Malcom Brown Jersey,At its essence, everyone could do it.
It was said at the Shreveport Regional Airport on Monday, Nov. 11,womens Evan Boehm Jersey, 2013.
" then-LSU coach Les Miles told the Shreveport Times on his way to a home visit of Parkway High quarterback Brandon Harris.,"A tremendous quarterback — kind of a future for us
Later, Miles said Harris would end the quarterback malaise that had afflicted his program since 2008 — except for 2013 when transfer Zach Mettenberger had one of the greatest seasons for a quarterback in LSU history, finishing fourth in the nation in efficiency at 171.4 with 22 touchdowns amid but eight interceptions. He became just the third Tiger to throw for more than 3,000 yards.
the No. 5 dual-threat prep quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com for the class of 2014,Harris, and Harris transferred to North Carolina, had some moments and actually put up some impressive efficiency and third-down numbers for part of his only full season as the starter in 2015. But in the end it did not work out for him or for Miles. Miles was fired four games into the 2016 season, where he finished his career in 2017.
Ed Orgeron, who replaced Miles in 2016, made a comment frighteningly similar to Miles' last Thursday on a radio show on 104.5 FM in Baton Rouge.
" Orgeron said.,"I think it's finally going to happen. I believe we're finally going to have a quarterback that LSU's been looking for for a very long time
based on history.,Authentic Justin Bethel Jersey,Maybe he will be proven right. But excuse me if I do not believe it right off
who began spring practice with his Tigers Sunday morning,Authentic Phil Dawson Jersey,Orgeron,womens Andy Lee Jersey, but the projected starter is sophomore Myles Brennan. You may hear and read differently elsewhere,womens Matt Wile Jersey, was not talking about one quarterback. He was speaking about his trio on scholarship as a whole, but the projected starter is Brennan. Redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse will get a chance and may get more and more chances during the season as Orgeron has said he may play both of them as he doesn't have one yet. Junior Justin McMillan will not play much or at all unless one of the other two are injured or both play very badly.
who is the gold standard for LSU quarterbacks along with Bert Jones and JaMarcus Russell,womens Antoine Bethea Jersey,womens A.Q. Shipley Jersey,Word out of the football offices is that Brennan could be the next Tommy Hodson,womens J. J. Nelson Jersey,129 yards, who finished No. 3 in the nation in efficiency in 2006 at 167.0 with 3, 28 touchdowns with but eight interceptions.
Yeah, I'll believe that Hodson comparison when I see it, too, and then see it a few more times for a few years.
Brennan, who was not very good in 2017, may be very good in 2018. He may indeed be everything LSU needs and has been craving desperately at the position for basically the last decade. He has a very good quarterback coach in offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. Brennan does have a quick release. But then, Harris had a very strong arm.
What worries me about Brennan is the fact that the same man who never found or kept a good quarterback out of high school in his 12 years at LSU — Les Miles — is the one who picked Brennan and Narcisse. He was recruiting them before Orgeron took over!
And that's what you're going with?
Miles is the same man who thought Russell Shepard could play quarterback until shortly after Shepard got to campus. Miles is the same man who thought Jordan Jefferson was better than Jarrett Lee in 2011 no matter how well Lee played in just about every game but one and how badly Jefferson played in just about every game but one or two. Miles is the same man who wanted Dak Prescott to play tight end at LSU.
This is the man whose recommendation you're going with?
At least Miles did actually sign quarterbacks, though. Orgeron has been at LSU since January of 2015 and has yet to sign a quarterback he identified and recruited first. He tried and failed on a few for the Class of 2018, but none were very highly ranked.
In the end, Alabama,womens Justin Bethel Jersey,womens Phil Dawson Jersey, he lost No. 18 dual quarterback James Foster of Montgomery, to new Texas A&M coach/quarterback guru Jimbo Fisher. But Foster,Authentic Andy Lee Jersey,Authentic Matt Wile Jersey, a three-star prospect,Authentic Antoine Bethea Jersey,Authentic Evan Boehm Jersey,Authentic A.Q. Shipley Jersey,Authentic J. J. Nelson Jersey, was not nationally ranked as an overall prospect and was not offered by nearby Auburn.
Demario Davis excited to be with the Saints,womens Julius Thomas Jersey, close to home
Demario Davis spoke to his agent surrounding choices in free agency on March 14 before boarding a flight from New Jersey to Arkansas for a speaking engagement.
The decision came down to the New Orleans Saints and an unnamed team, but Davis said he put trust in God and his agent to make the right selection.
When the linebacker's representative agreed to three-year deal with the Saints,Authentic Raekwon McMillan Jersey, the excited reaction to the signing came swiftly on social media.
But the native of Brandon,womens Cordrea Tankersley Jersey, about three hours from New Orleans,Authentic Cyrus Jones Jersey, Miss.,womens Jacoby Brissett Jersey, didn't realize the full extent of happiness from family members and childhood friends until he landed.
"By the time I came out of the air," Davis said with a chuckle during a Monday (March 19) teleconference. "So,Authentic Malcom Brown Jersey, the deal was finalized and my phone had over 500 messages, that can kind of speak of how excited everybody was."
New Orleans' newest linebacker also shares enthusiasm for being in close proximity to where he grew up.
The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Davis said he drew interest from six unnamed teams during free agency, but ultimately the decision to play in New Orleans proved easy.
" Davis said. "No. 1,"The Saints stood out for a number of reasons, it's a championship coach winning year in and year out, and then,Authentic Julius Thomas Jersey, they were extremely close to home. No. 2,Authentic Charles Harris Jersey, lastly,womens Charles Harris Jersey, having one of the best quarterbacks in the game. You can't pass up on that opportunity."
Davis entered the league in 2012 out of Arkansas State as a third-round pick with the New York Jets,womens Raekwon McMillan Jersey, where he spent four seasons to start his career (2-12-15) before joining the Cleveland Browns for the 2016 season.
Davis has been productive,womens Cyrus Jones Jersey,Authentic Cordrea Tankersley Jersey,Authentic Jacoby Brissett Jersey,Authentic Joe Thuney Jersey,He returned to the Jets via trade in 2017 and produced a career season with 136 tackles (97 solo) and five sacks. On his six professional years,womens Joe Thuney Jersey,womens Malcom Brown Jersey, 13 1/2 sacks, notching 583 tackles (386 solo), 13 passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble.
Davis is also durable, having appeared in all 16 games in five straight seasons, including starting all 16 games in four seasons during that span.
Nevertheless, exactly where Davis fits with the Saints remains to be seen.
who played middle linebacker for the Jets in 2017,Davis, Manti Te'o and Craig Robertson from the 2017 roster. The Saints also have Alex Anzalone and Nate Stupar back from injured reserve, joins a core group consisting of A.J. Klein, and Adam Bighill, Shayne Skov and Sae Tautu were signed to reserve/future deals.
Charles Johnson and Kurt Coleman could fit in Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills have a knack for raiding the Carolina Panthers for coaches, and front office personnel. They could be at it once again after defensive end Charles Johnson and safety Kurt Coleman were released by the Panthers this week.,Authentic Jake Matthews Jersey, players
Johnson would fill an immediate need as the team is weak at defensive end,Authentic Brooks Reed Jersey, Johnson has five seasons of eight or more sacks and three seasons of 11 or more. He was also a second-team All-Pro in 2010.,womens Andy Levitre Jersey, where they ranked tied for 29th in the league last season. Despite recording no sacks last season
Drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft,Authentic Ricardo Allen Jersey, Johnson has spent his entire 11-year career with Carolina and played under Sean McDermott. He has recorded 67.5 sacks throughout his career and has played in 143 games.
Also being cut from the team was safety Kurt Coleman,womens Matt Bosher Jersey, something he did frequently this past season., who played the last three years for Carolina. Coleman could add depth to a safety position with little behind budding stars Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. The familiarity with McDermott’s defense means that Coleman could slide right in behind the young safety tandem and provide experience. It also means Hyde could defend tight ends and slot receivers
A seventh-round pick in the 2010 draft, he spent the 2014 season with the Kansas City Chiefs., Coleman began his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and played with them for four seasons. Before signing with the Panthers in 2015 and spending the last three seasons with them
The Bills could sign either Johnson or Coleman right away and wouldn’t have to wait for free agency to begin as they were released and not at the end of their contracts. Buffalo has already made a splash by signing veteran cornerback Vontae Davis on Tuesday, showing that they are willing to sign veteran free agents for cheap to plug holes.
Not only have the Bills addressed the corner position,womens Jake Matthews Jersey,womens Brooks Reed Jersey, but veteran running back Chris Ivory has reportedly been to One Bills Drive and is a potential option to fill the need at backup running back. The team could be potentially plugging holes with veteran free agents in case they can’t in the draft and move picks.
Familiarity is something Beane and McDermott have relied on when acquiring players. Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Tolbert both came from Carolina via trade and free agency last year. The team also traded for Kaelin Clay from the Panthers for corner Kevon Seymour before releasing him soon after.
Despite the two players aging,Authentic Andy Levitre Jersey,Authentic Ryan Schraeder Jersey, it makes plenty of sense to have the Bills bring them in. Johnson could be a key rotational player or even starter if the Bills plan to move on from Shaq Lawson – something I alluded to in my previous article about seven trades the team could make this offseason.
Also being cut from the team was safety Kurt Coleman,womens Ryan Schraeder Jersey, something he did frequently this past season.,womens Ricardo Allen Jersey, who played the last three years for Carolina. Coleman could add depth to a safety position with little behind budding stars Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. The familiarity with McDermott’s defense means that Coleman could slide right in behind the young safety tandem and provide experience. It also means Hyde could defend tight ends and slot receivers
A seventh-round pick in the 2010 draft,Authentic Matt Bosher Jersey, he spent the 2014 season with the Kansas City Chiefs.,Authentic Matt Bryant Jersey, Coleman began his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and played with them for four seasons. Before signing with the Panthers in 2015 and spending the last three seasons with them
The Bills could sign either Johnson or Coleman right away and wouldn’t have to wait for free agency to begin as they were released and not at the end of their contracts. Buffalo has already made a splash by signing veteran cornerback Vontae Davis on Tuesday,womens Matt Bryant Jersey, showing that they are willing to sign veteran free agents for cheap to plug holes.
For a moment, the Panthers had a gaping hole in the middle of their defensive line when Star Lotulelei left in free agency for the Buffalo Bills.
Quoth Marty Hurney, “Nevermore.”
Terrible poetry puns aside, the Panthers made a huge addition to their defensive line on the second official day of free agency, who played all 16 games and just under 75% of the snaps with NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons last season., agreeing in principle to a deal with 346-pound nose tackle Dontari Poe
With not much cap room left for the Panthers and multiple holes left to fill,Authentic Charles Leno Jersey, who was inked to a one-year deal yesterday.,Authentic Kyle Fuller Jersey, many thought that Hurney and the Panthers would be shopping at Dollar Tree for the remaining weeks of the offseason,womens Zach Miller Jersey, but they evidently had something up their sleeve, undoubtedly making their new defensive coordinator Eric Washington,Authentic Kyle Long Jersey, who was just promoted from coaching the defensive line, Kawann Short and Julius Peppers,womens Willie Young Jersey, extremely happy at the prospect of a starting line of Mario Addison, Poe
While Poe doesn’t fill up the stat sheet (he only has 15.5 sacks in his six-year career),Authentic Jeremy Hill Jersey, the former 11th overall pick fills up the middle of the field, specifically on run plays; Poe’s size allows him to be a mismatch for smaller interior lineman and his quickness and athleticism makes him a nightmare for guards trying to come off the ball and keep him out of the backfield one-on-one; much like Lotulelei before him, specifically Kawann Short, Poe will eat up both blockers and space and allow those around him, Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis to excel.
Poe’s signing also allows third year tackle Vernon Butler to stay a rotation piece and play his more natural position behind Kawann Short instead of lining up over the center like Poe and Lotulelei; between Poe, Short, the Panthers defensive line stays one of the strengths of the team., Butler and Kyle Love
Oh, and the Panthers may have filled another hole in their roster as well: short-yardage running back.
In 2015, Poe rumbled into the endzone from a yard out to convert a fourth-and-goal for the Chiefs against their division rival Chargers; the next season,womens Charles Leno Jersey,womens Kyle Fuller Jersey, throwing a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Demetrius Harris.,Authentic Zach Miller Jersey,Authentic Pat O'Donnell Jersey, he became the heaviest player to throw for a touchdown as he ran what Andy Reid referred to as the “Bloated Tebow Pass”
I hear what you’re saying. Space eating run-stuffer who can rush the passer,womens Pat O'Donnell Jersey,womens Kyle Long Jersey, but can he catch?, score short-yardage touchdowns and throw passes is nice
While Poe doesn’t fill up the stat sheet (he only has 15.5 sacks in his six-year career),Authentic Willie Young Jersey,womens Geno Atkins Jersey, the former 11th overall pick fills up the middle of the field, specifically on run plays; Poe’s size allows him to be a mismatch for smaller interior lineman and his quickness and athleticism makes him a nightmare for guards trying to come off the ball and keep him out of the backfield one-on-one; much like Lotulelei before him,womens Jeremy Hill Jersey,Authentic Geno Atkins Jersey, specifically Kawann Short, Poe will eat up both blockers and space and allow those around him, Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis to excel.
Andrew Norwell deal shows Jaguars prioritized run game over Allen Robinson
The Jacksonville Jaguars led the NFL in rushing in 2017,womens Leonard Johnson Jersey, but the production dropped off significantly in the second half of the season. Coach Doug Marrone even partially blamed the running game's inefficiency as part of the reason the Jaguars weren't able to hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in the AFC Championship Game.
which makes him the highest-paid guard in the league.,womens Ramon Humber Jersey, and the Jaguars' decision to give Andrew Norwell a five-year deal worth $66.5 million with $30 million guaranteed reflects that. One year after general manager Dave Caldwell said they shied away from signing guard Kevin Zeitler because of the price tag (Zeitler ended up getting $12 million annually from Cleveland),Authentic Preston Brown Jersey,That clearly made the offensive line a priority in free agency,womens Preston Brown Jersey, the Jaguars will pay Norwell $13.3 million annually
and second in the NFL in rushing in those three seasons., a first-team All-Pro who did not allow a sack or a quarterback hit (per Pro Football Focus) in 2017. He has started 45 of a possible 48 games over the past three seasons in Carolina and helped the Panthers finish fourth,It will be money well spent. Norwell was the No. 1 offensive lineman available in free agency, 10th
Norwell will slide into the starting spot at left guard next to second-year left tackle Cam Robinson, and that instantly makes the left side of the line the offense’s strength. Expect to see Leonard Fournette running to the left side late in games as the Jaguars try to secure victories. That was hit-or-miss last season.
The Jaguars averaged 141.4 yards per game,womens Jordan Mills Jersey,womens Charles Clay Jersey, but their production dropped off significantly over the final six games. The Jaguars averaged 51.3 fewer rushing yards per game in Weeks 12-17 than they did in the first 11 weeks.
and by early Tuesday morning it was clear they had Norwell as a much higher priority over re-signing receiver Allen Robinson.,womens Nick O'Leary Jersey,The Jaguars ran for at least 135 yards nine times in their first 10 games and failed to crack 100 yards just once (99 yards in Week 2). But in the final six games, the Jaguars surpassed 100 yards just twice. They needed to upgrade the interior of the offensive line
per ESPN’s Josina Anderson.,The Jaguars declined to use the franchise tag on Robinson, which would have paid him $15.982 million in 2018; they apparently weren’t willing to get close to that number. The Bears are willing: They'll be paying him $14 million annually over three years
but it’s now imperative that one of them become the downfield threat the passing game didn’t have last season., however,The move to not re-sign Robinson,Authentic Jordan Mills Jersey,Authentic Leonard Johnson Jersey,Authentic Charles Clay Jersey,Authentic Jerry Hughes Jersey,Authentic Nick O'Leary Jersey,womens Jerry Hughes Jersey,Authentic Ramon Humber Jersey,Authentic Cordy Glenn Jersey, has considerably ramped up the pressure on second-year receivers Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole. The Jaguars expect them to make a leap anyway
Westbrook and Cole had solid rookie seasons considering the circumstances each faced. Cole made the team as an undrafted player out of Kentucky Wesleyan and was settled into the No. 4 receiver role until Robinson’s torn left ACL in the opener thrust him into a role for which he clearly wasn’t ready.
the team announced Monday night.,The Jets have signed Brandon Copeland
The fourth-year linebacker missed all of 2017 with a pectoral tear. He suffered the injury in the preseason while a member of the Lions. He played for Detroit in 2015 and 2016.
he is eager for a crack at the Jets roster.,Now healthy
” Copeland told the Jets website. “Coming off of injured reserve,“Too many different levels of excitement to put into words, having to sit every Sunday, Monday and Thursday and watching other people play, I’m first and foremost excited to get back to the game that I love.
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