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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Jarius Wright: I could teach Norv Turner’s offense to a baby

The Panthers drafted wide receiver D.J. Moore in the first round of the draft and they’ll soon get to work teaching him the offensive system put in place by offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

One of the people helping to impart that knowledge to the rookie is a player he could find himself competing against for playing time. The Panthers signed Jarius Wright to a three-year deal this offseason and Wright comes to Carolina with more than two years of time in Turner’s system under his belt.

I think that not having to address that mentally and physically, not having to think about not only the interruption of the potential suspension and the suspension but just the physical interruption, the physical aspect of that, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at the team’s sponsorship golf tournament, via ESPN.

Browns History: Langhorne was amazed just to make an NFL team More Browns History: Langhorne was amazed just to make an NFL team Former Browns wide receiver Reggie Langhorne reflects on the differences between his rookie and second seasons as a professional football player.

Perriman has missed 21 of a possible 48 games because of injuries, and even when he’s well he hasn’t done much. He caught 10 passes last year in 11 games, after 33 in 16 games in 2016.

The Ravens appear to have planned around him, acquiring Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Willie Snead in free agency and drafting two more wideouts last weekend.

I am very comfortable with the process of interviewing and employing Matt, Wood told Snell. “I will tell you with 1,000-percent certainty that everything I’ve learned confirmed what I already knew about the man and would have no way changed our decision to make him our head coach.”

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press provided an official statement from Wood, owner Martha Ford and general manager Bob Quinn:

The NFL has penalized players under its personal conduct policy even without a court conviction, so the league will have to decide what action, if any, to take on Patricia.broncos_009_031c018ca465cfe5-180x180



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Michael Griffin to sign one-day contract, retire as Titan

I think he has exceptional arm talent, McCarthy said. What we’re asking him to do is, particularly the footwork and just how he fits the scheme, and how he operates is brand new to him. That always excites me, because when you see that guy has no experience or background but has the ability, to me that’s an opportunity for a lot of growth. So I think he has a bright future.

He’s hitting .327 with two homers and a .357 on-base percentage in 15 games and 52 at-bats mostly from the No. 9 spot in the lineup.

Everybody knows the talent Gleyber has, catcher Gary Sanchez said. That’s not a secret. The first time I played with him was back in 2017 spring training and he showed what kind of player he is. To me, he’s just doing what he knows to do.

Said Boone, He’s been special. Obviously, the home run (Sunday), but again, a couple more special defensive plays, which is now on a nightly basis. He’s a difference-maker on defense. To be giving us the kind of at-bats he’s given us down in the order and then right here … that’s showing you the other-way power it’s a special at-bat and he’s been an impact player for us. What more can you say?

More importantly, Jackson landed with the perfect assistant coach in Greg Roman.

You know, Jim Harbaugh’s former right-hand man at Stanford and with the 49ers, the guy vital in the unleashing of Colin Kaepernick on the NFL in 2012.

If there’s anyone coaching at the professional ranks today who knows how to slowly infuse a ridiculously athletic, somewhat raw signal-caller into an NFL offense, it’s Roman, the Ravens’ current assistant head coach.

Before Kaepernick took over the 49ers starting job in 2012 after Alex Smith was injured against the Rams a gig the former Nevada star wouldn’t give back to Smith in San Francisco Kaepernick was used as a gadget player in Roman’s attack.tigers_010-115x115



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Hue Jackson is determined to keep Baker Mayfield Mania reined in.

After the No. 1 pick’s first rookie minicamp practice on Friday one in which he showed off his accuracy and nimble feet Jackson tried to temper the enthusiasm for his prized rookie.

He has a lot of characteristics that we love. That’s why he’s here. (But) let’s make sure we pump our brakes a little bit, because he’s got a ways to go and a lot to learn, Jackson said. I’m very excited about him. It was a good first day, but he’s got a ways to go. The guy you’re comparing him to (Tyrod Taylor) has played a lot of games, and won games in the National Football League.

Jackson re-iterated what he’s been saying: Taylor is the starter and there’s not an open competition in camp.

I’m not going to back off of this, he said. We can keep writing this narrative, Tyrod Taylor’s the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won’t change.

Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State: A highly athletic linebacker is exactly what a deficient Indianapolis defense needed as it transitions back to the 4-3, cover-2 scheme it relied on in Peyton Manning’s heyday.

It creates a lot of competition, and that competition is helping everyone’s game to level up, Morris said. By doing so, that’s going to help us in the coming seasons. Recruits can see that, and know they’re going into a room where there’s a lot of competition. Big things are going to come out of that.

Morris spoke with NJ Advance Media after Rutgers completed its team clean-up in downtown New Brunswick on Saturday morning. Players walked up and down Easton Avenue and side streets in the neighborhood picking up trash.

It felt good to get up early and do something good, give back to the community, Morris said. These are the people that are coming to the games and supporting us. I think it was a good experience for us.tigers_056-115x115



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Darren Sproles’ new deal includes $1M in guarantees

After the Philadelphia Eagles eschewed running backs in the NFL draft, then re-signed Darren Sproles to a new deal, the assumption was the 34-year-old would have a notable role in the offense.

Sproles’ new contract reflects that expectation.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the Eagles gave Sproles a $400,000 signing bonus on his $1.415 million contract, with $1 million in total guarantees. The deal is worth a max of $1.433 million with reachable incentives.

Returning for his 14th NFL season, Sproles should share the pass-catching role along with Corey Clement behind starter Jay Ajayi. Clement showed he can become a special receiving threat out of the backfield. Yet few backs strike fear into defenses like Sproles catching the ball on third down with open grass ahead. Philly will use that threat to its advantage in 2018.

The GM said likewise last month, noting that he did not expect Thomas to hold out this season.

After the draft trade dalliance, Schneider was forced to reiterate his belief that Thomas will remain part of a restructured Seattle squad. To achieve that goal Schneider might need to show Thomas the money. The veteran is set to enter the final year of his contract, earning $8.5 million, and wants a long-term deal. Only after a new contract is signed will the trade talks totally die, and Schneider can stop answering the same rounds of questions.

President Trump on Friday undermined the debut of one of his new lawyers, Rudolph W. Giuliani, telling reporters that the former New York mayor, who conducted a media blitz on Trump’s behalf this week, is still learning the subject matter.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump did not specify his concerns, but his comments come in the wake of Giuliani’s revelation that Trump reimbursed a $130,000 payment that his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels to maintain her silence a month before the 2016 election.canucks_009



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Seattle Seahawks part ways with pass rusher Cliff Avril

After joining Pete Carroll’s squad for the most successful five-year run in franchise history, defensive end Cliff Avril ‘s Seattle career is over.

One of the easily overlooked ingredients to Seattle’s celebrated Legion of Boom defense, Avril joined fellow defensive end Michael Bennett in signing bargain free-agent contracts at the advent of the team’s NFC West hegemony in 2013. Within a calendar year, the two veterans were Super Bowl champions.

After entering the league with Detroit’s record-setting 0-16 outfit in 2008, Avril was thrilled to spend the prime years of his career with a perennial contender and a class organization.

Everybody wants to be in Seattle. Nobody wants to leave Seattle, Avril raved in 2015. Everybody wants to be there because we have something good going.

Avril will finish his Seahawks career with 41 sacks in 64 games, including the postseason. He’ll be fondly remembered in the Emerald City not just as a disruptive defense force, but also as a humanitarian who pledged to build a new house in Haiti for each sack he amassed in a career-best 2016 season.

The free-agent additions of Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead factored in, along with the team’s research on positional production.

First-round tight ends historically have done much better than first-round wideouts, a much more volatile position in the draft, DeCosta explained.

Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown saw his stock drop precipitously after a nightmare performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. What DeCosta saw, however, was a shutdown tackle on game tape. When the Ravens scouted him during the season, they thought he was first-round caliber. They expect him to compete immediately for the starting right-tackle job.

Yet, I still empathize with current team presidents and GMs as they watch talented players come off the board prior to their selections. Then I feel their excitement and trepidation when they make those selections.giants_155



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Raiders Cancel Visit With LB Brian Cushing Due To Pending Deal With Derrick Johnson

Adam Schefter is now reporting that the Raiders have canceled their visit with free agent LB Brian Cushing now that they’re expected to sign Derrick Johnson to a contract.

Rising stars: Look for Louis Riddick, a rocket ship in Bristol, to get more air time. Ditto for McShay, Kiper’s longtime draft foil.

The draft is an emotional time for execs, because as players are being selected by other teams, there is a mix of shock, mild surprise, dismay, compliments or disdain based on reactions to certain selections. I remember a few drafts when it seemed our draft room was bugged, because in several rounds, players we were targeting were picked within a spot or two of our selection.

For all the excitement on draft day, there also is a lot of tedium, including the pre-draft process. In the later rounds, things can get boring, especially during a round in which a team has no picks. Long days in meetings prior to the draft are followed by long days during the draft. Several meals are eaten in the draft room. Draft analysts take over the TVs at an excessive rate.

The 2018 NFL Draft order is set. At this point, only trades will affect where and when teams will pick through all seven rounds.

This year, 32 compensatory draft picks were awarded to 15 teams for a total of 256 selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

Did you know? The NFL has confirmed running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State and quarterbacks Sam Darnold of USC and Josh Allen of Wyoming will attend the draft. … If five quarterbacks are taken in Round 1, it will mark the third time that has happened since the beginning of the so-called “common draft” in 1967. The 1983 version holds the record with six QB’s taken in Round 1, including Pro Football Hall of Famers John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly.nike_jets_1629



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Report: Aaron Rodgers Frustrated, Emotional over Packers’ Lack of Communication

When it comes to making personnel moves, organizations have been known to consult the face of their franchise.

That hasn’t been the case with the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason, though. That lack of communication is reportedly causing tension.

In recent months, the team cut ties with longtime receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. They did so without discussing matters with Rodgers, which has left the signal-caller frustrated and emotional, according to Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson.

The team may have felt like it was time for a change, having not won the Super Bowl in seven seasons. Last year marked the first time since Rodgers’ first full campaign as a starter (2008) that the Packers missed the playoffs, and it took his injury to keep them out this time.

Other than New England Patriots star Tom Brady, perhaps no other player in the NFL has earned the right to have a say in personnel decisions more than Rodgers. But as he told Milwaukee’s 102.9 The Hog (h/t Robinson), It’s pretty clear that players play and coaches coach and personnel people make their decisions. That’s the way they want it.

Green Bay has to do what it believes is best for the organization. If they continue to keep Rodgers in the dark, though, the Packers risk angering one of the league’s best players—and that could prove costly.

The restrictions are based on the results of a test of 34 helmet models completed in a joint effort by the NFL and NFLPA, per an official release.

Although players had previously been able to choose any helmet that passed National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) certification standards, the league is now restricting their options.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network provided a full breakdown of the results of the test, including the 17 helmets that were considered top performers:

The top two picks on the list were created by Vicis, a relatively new competitor in the market.

Per Pelissero, this is the first time helmet models have been restricted, and the phase-out of those prohibited should be complete by 2019.dolphins_089



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Surgery sidelines Demar Dotson for OTAs, minicamp

Injuries decimated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ‘ offensive line last year, and the prognosis remains uneven as the 2018 season approaches. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Dotson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and will miss organized-team activities and minicamp later this offseason.

Dotson, the Buccaneers ‘ starting right tackle for the majority of the past six seasons, has dealt with knee trouble in the past. A ruptured posterior cruciate ligament prematurely ended his 2017 campaign in late November, landing him on injured reserve the same week that starting center Ali Marpet suffered his own season-ending knee injury. Dotson also missed most of 2015 with a torn MCL.

While the Patriots could be looking to make a bold move up the draft board for a quarterback, they instead could fill the huge void left by Nate Solder. McGlinchey has many similarities to Solder and should be a plug-and-play left tackle in New England’s offense.

Carolina needs to address some holes in its defense, but adding a playmaker at receiver would address their most immediate need to help them return to the playoffs. Moore is an NFL-ready Z receiver who fits exactly what the Panthers need.

“But as we’re learning about concussions there’s a term we use in football and maybe other sports, that I got ‘dinged.’ When you have ringing of the ears, seeing stars, that is a concussion,” Favre said (via the AP). “If that’s a concussion, then I’ve had hundreds, probably thousands, throughout my career, which is frightening.”

The former quarterback notes that things were different years ago, when a player who had a “little head ding” would stay on the field to prove his toughness.

“I grew up playing football. My dad was the coach, he was tough on me, he was a hard-nosed, just in-your-face-type of guy, and he didn’t know what concussions were about,” Favre said. “We knew basically what a concussion was, but the thought process in those days was you would never come out of a game or practice because you had a little head ding. You would be considered, for lack of a better term, a sissy.dolphins_121



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Browns could take QB with both No. 1 and No. 4 picks

With less than two weeks remaining until the 2018 NFL Draft begins, it’s hardly surprising that some crazy reports are emerging. It’s lying season, after all. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped quite the shocking bit of information in a SportsCenter segment about what the Cleveland Browns could be considering atop the draft.

Schefter said we shouldn’t be surprised if the Browns end up taking a quarterback with both the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks.

Jesse James has developed into a reliable tight end, and Fumigalli is a similar sure-handed player who will develop into a safety valve for NFL quarterbacks. He’s also good in the red zone. This would be a sound value pick for Pittsburgh in Round 5.

Tommy Maddox was 33 when Roethlisberger took over as starter for the Steelers in 2004. Keep in mind Favre turned 36 the year the Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers in the first round in 2005. Pittsburgh drafting a first-round QB likely would cause friction, but it’s OK to start thinking about life after Roethlisberger.

“He’s got this rocket arm that everyone knows about and we’ve all seen. I want to show [that] it’s not a wild fastball; it’s a consistent fastball,” Allen’s private quarterbacks coach, Jordan Palmer, told Lindsay Jones of USA Today. “But more importantly, I want to show that a lot of times guys that have big arms . . . have a hard time controlling it, and taking tempo off of the ball, and layering it and really controlling it. We put him in some situations today where he can really show that control and that touch.”

Allen’s 56.2 career completion percentage has invited questions about his accuracy. He threw about 60 passes at his Pro Day, according to Jones, and had two or three legitimate incompletions.

“Show the accuracy, show the touch and show the footwork that we’ve been working on. I think we came out here and we did that,” Allen said.

Allen already has worked out privately for the Bills and has one scheduled with the Jets next month.

He was drafted by the North Stars the following and made immediate impact.The Bears have done nothing of the sort.The 2017 Pro Bowl feature a return to the traditional AFC vs.dolphins_009



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EHMA 2017 is pleased to have found several speakers for the annual conference. The interactive keynote presentations will be based on the central theme “Disruptors within the luxury hotel industry”. Keep checking this website for more exciting reveals and announcements about our guest speakers.

Todd Gurley willing to wait his turn for a contract extension

Todd Gurley is one of several key Los Angeles Rams players standing in line for a contract extension.

And he’s willing to wait there until the star at the very front gets his done.

Donald, who is angling to become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, didn’t play until Week Two last season because of a holdout that lasted until just before the start of the regular season. Donald still became the first Ram to ever win NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors as one of the NFL’s most disruptive interior force with team-highs in sacks (11), quarterback hits (27) and forced fumbles (five).

Donald is set to earn $6.9 million in the final season of a five-year, $17.1 million contract he signed in 2014. In comparison, the Rams just signed fellow defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year, $14 million contract (although general manager Les Snead says Donald gave his blessing to the deal beforehand).

While his absence doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready to call it quits, Gronkowski has been rumored to be contemplating retirement. On the other hand, he’s also at risk of being traded as coach Bill Belichick’s aggravation with him seemingly grows.

Last month, Gronkowski said he was “pretty certain” he’d return to the Patriots as long as quarterback Tom Brady remains with the team. However, “lingering frustrations” are ongoing and Belichick has questioned whether Gronkowski is “all in” with the team after he reportedly considered retirement to pursue a career in acting.

Gronkowski, who turns 29 next month, caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns for New England last season.

The Colts knew the risk of trading back from No. 3 would be losing out on both Chubb and Barkley. Good thing they can stay in-state and look to South Bend for a stud at a position of need. It doesn’t matter whether Nelson plays inside or outside — the Colts could use his athletic, mauling presence to boost both the running game and the Andrew Luck-led passing game.seahawks_045