Speakers

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



Speakers

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



Speakers

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.

NFL free agent news: Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks agree to deal

Sebastian Janikowski isn’t done yet.

Janikowski, who turned 40 last month, had spent his entire 18-year NFL career with the Raiders before being informed by the team in February he would not return to Oakland in 2018.

Janikowski missed the entire 2017 season with back problems, but was one of the more effective kickers in the league for years before that, particularly from long range. He has made a league-record 55 field goals from 50 yards or longer in his career and once shared the NFL record for the longest field goal after hitting a 63-yarder in 2011.

The former San Francisco 49ers safety was one of the biggest advocates of Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling and realizes he too could find it difficult to find a new team after kneeling himself during the anthem.

Hali spent the past 12 seasons in Kansas City and was second in franchise history in sacks (89.5). Only Derrick Thomas had more sacks than him with 126.5. Hali only played in five games last season and didn’t record a sack in that time. The five-time Pro Bowler was a first-round pick by the Chiefs in 2006.

Worley was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with Carolina Panthers for receiver Torrey Smith at the start of NFL free agency last month.

At his introductory press conference on March 16, Worley spoke about his excitement for coming home and joining the team he spent his childhood watching, calling ex-Eagles receiver Terrell Owens his favorite all-time player.

“I’m coming back home,” Worley said at his introductory press conference on March 19. “There’s going to be a lot more asked of me both on the field and off the field, but at the same time I have a great support group around me. ”

Instead, Worley didn’t even last long enough for training camp and was released. seahawks_096



Speakers

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.

Dez Bryant calls out Cowboys’ coaching staff for handling of his release

Dez Bryant was released by the Cowboys on Friday after spending all eight seasons of his NFL career in Dallas, and it didn’t take long for the Pro Bowl receiver to share his thoughts on the situation.

“I won’t put no names out, but they know and I want them to know: I know,” Bryant said. “I’ll shoot them a text message and let them know. Little do they know is, you know, they can wear that ‘C’ all they want to, but in that locker room, they know they run and they talk to.

“They know who they communicate with. Everybody knows where the real love is at. I’m not throwing anybody under the bus, but that’s the difference between me and them.”

Bryant added it was an “unfair situation” that left him surprised. The receiver, who was set to earn $12.5 million next season, also revealed he was willing to accept a pay cut, but that wasn’t open for discussion during his meeting with owner Jerry Jones.

“Mr. Kelly was discharged from the hospital today after an extremely favorable recovery,” Dr. Mark Urken, who treated Kelly, told ESPN. “The speed of that process, considering the extensive nature of his surgery, was a function of his toughness, the firmness of his resolve, his faith and the support of his family. All of those factors will continue to serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation.”

Kelly was diagnosed with cancer in June 2013 but a biopsy in July 2016 revealed he was cancer-free. However, he revealed last month that the disease had returned and underwent a 12-hour procedure March 28 to remove the cancer and reconstruct his upper jaw.

Kelly’s wife, Jill, took to Instagram to share an update on her husband’s progress, confirming he had been released and adding that he will continue his rehabilitation in New York for two more weeks before returning home to Buffalo.seahawks_131



Speakers

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.

Cameron Meredith signs 2-year deal with Saints after Bears decline offer sheet

The Saints gained another weapon for Drew Brees Wednesday by signing wide receiver Cameron Meredith to a two-year contract worth $9.6 million.

Meredith, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, was a restricted free agent this offseason, meaning the Bears had until Wednesday to match New Orleans’ offer. They declined, which meant the 25-year-old playmaker was free to join the Saints.

In 2016, Meredith hauled in 66 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns. He was expected to become one of the breakout receivers last year before suffering his serious knee injury.

Kraft’s trip, for all the wisecracks it inspired (after all, the Eagles team that beat his in the Super Bowl took the field in Minneapolis to a Meek Mill song), is an encouraging outgrowth of the players’ activism.

The owners, then, hear what the players are talking about. They get it. They’re not in the dark, confused, misinformed or distracted about the players’ issues and causes or about the motivations for their actions.

When Kraft stood with 76ers minority owner Michael Rubin and spoke to reporters Tuesday (as recorded by NBC Philadelphia), Kraft credited the players with helping steer him on the path that eventually put him on the prison steps.

“I guess for me — I know some of our players in the NFL have talked about this (issue), and I see it first-hand that it’s just wrong, and we have to find a way to correct it and to help the community help themselves …” He paused, and added, “It’s just sad.”

Quarterback: Before Garoppolo was moved, so was Jacoby Brissett. Behind Brady, there is only Brian Hoyer. With Brady turning 41 in August, the team needs to add a developmental prospect somewhere in the draft.seahawks_009



Speakers

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: Landon Collins May Undergo Another Surgery on Arm Injury, Miss 6-8 Weeks

New York Giants safety Landon Collins could miss another six to eight weeks with his arm injury reportedly failing to heal as expected, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

He also has seven interceptions, four sacks, three fumble recoveries in this span, leading to two Pro Bowl selections. He was named first-team All-Pro in 2016.

The Giants struggled with health and consistency last season, finishing 4-12 with the defense ranking 31st in the NFL in points allowed. Ensuring Collins is healthy for the start of the regular season would go a long way toward turning things around in 2018.

Fuller had an exceptional season in Washington playing from the slot off Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland. He’s far from an afterthought in the trade with the Redskins, as Fuller is just scratching the surface as a dynamic playmaker and can match the impact Marcus Peters had outside.

Peters is still pretty darn good himself. Even though he gambles in coverage and can give up some big plays, he still can make a ton of them. Having a stable secondary around him (Lamarcus Joyner, Aqib Tailb, Nickell Robey-Coleman) will allow Peters to be aggressive as a back-end ballhawk for Wade Phillips’ blitzing defense.

That includes the Giants, who hold the second overall pick and could be looking for Eli Manning‘s eventual successor under center. According to multiple reports, the team will be hosting Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen over the next week or so as they do their final research before the first round gets underway in Dallas.

The Giants have resisted notions that they are locked into taking a quarterback and the door could be open to a trade if they get a compelling offer from a team trying to leapfrog the Jets, who are in the third spot after making their own trade with the Colts.

Staying put to draft a player at a different position is also a possibility, of course, and Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that running back Saquon Barkley is set to visit the team on Sunday. Barkley could also be in play if the Giants drop down the board before the second pick is handed in on April 27.la_kings_009