The league office informed NFL teams Thursday of the pending change

Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary who has been the NFL’s chief communications officer and primary spokesman for the past two years, is leaving the league.
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Lockhart told members of his staff he is stepping aside after the Super Bowl to spend more time with his family, do political commentary and perhaps teach.

It’s not immediately clear what the NFL will do to replace him. He had served as the NFL’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs.

Geragos’s firm confirmed the grievance, saying it filed only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.

In a statement, the law firm’ also said: If the NFL .?.?. is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protest 锟斤拷 which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago 锟斤拷 should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by LeSean McCoy Youth jersey the Executive Branch of our government. .?.?. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance.

The collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ union prohibits teams from conspiring to make decisions about signing a player. But the CBA also says the mere fact that a player is unsigned and evidence about the player’s qualifications to be on an NFL roster do not constitute proof of collusion.
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But the most significant change in the 2018 quarterback prospect derby may be the performance of a fourth passer, forcing his way into the conversation as a potential first-round pick. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield has emerged not only as the leading candidate to win the Heisman Trophy, but also as a quarterback who could land in the first round in April.

In previous years, it would have been easy to dismiss Mayfield. But the instant success of Wilson, Dak Prescott, Marcus Mariota and Jared Goff has eased the stigma attached to quarterbacks who are either relatively small or come from a spread offense. If anything, the NFL may be searching for quarterbacks who, like Mayfield, can make plays on the run, either by design or when defenses break down.

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Super Bowl LII will take place on Feb. 4 in Minnesota, an indoor Super Bowl going down in very cold weather.

The atmosphere could be warm for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who actually spent a lot of time in Minnesota during his youth. There’s a (literal) twist too: he spent a lot of that time milking cows.
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The Patriots haven’t played in Minnesota since 2014, so it’s probably been a while since Brady has been back in the area. But he says he still has a strong connection with the area.

The win over the Jags means that the Patriots are now headed to the Super Darren Collison Authentic Jersey Bowl for an NFL-record 10th time.

If the Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl for a sixth time, they’re going to have to do something they’ve already done: Beat the Eagles.

The Eagles advanced to Super Bowl LII by destroying the Vikings, 38-7, in a game that was never close. With the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, the Vikings had a chance to become the first team ever to play the game in their home stadium, but the Eagles crushed those dreams in their dominating win.

Man, look. We’ve all done some dumb things in life. We’ve all gotten a little bit drunker than we wanted at various points. Maybe even watching a football game. But, dude, you PUNCHED A POLICE HORSE. Multiple times! Did he leave the game with some Bleep the police attitude and just start punching the nearest cop who happened to be on a horse? That wasn’t smart.

According to Fox Philly, he was charged with aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police horse, simple assault and defiant trespass and posted 10 percent of $5,000 bail early Sunday morning. He’ll be in court again Jan. 30 and could also face animal cruelty charges.
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What did the horse do to you? This isn’t the first person to punch a horse, of course, of course, but the idea of punching a horse is still incredibly outrageous.

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One of the biggest questions ahead of the AFC championship game Sunday is whether or not Tom Brady’s hand injury will be a factor.

Brady, who missed media availability earlier this week to see a doctor, addressed the media Friday. However, he wasn’t willing to reveal any details about his hand despite being pressed on the matter multiple times by reporters.

I think the team’s worked hard to get to this point and it will be a great game, Brady said. We’re playing against a really good team that’s good in all phases and we’re going to have to play really well.

It’s the best team we’ve faced all year you know they’re here for a reason. They are the top-ranked defense in the league, some great players at all levels and really well coached, scoring a lot of points, so we’re going to have to play really well.

Because of behavior he’s displayed both on and off the field, Mayfield has been compared to Johnny Manziel, but the Oklahoma product says those discussions are off point.

(I want to show) the type of guy I am,” Mayfield said, per Everybody wants to portray the bad boy, the Johnny Manziel stuff, but I love the game of football. There’s no doubt about that. Emotional player. I’ll do anything it takes to win. I love being around my teammates and I love leading and having responsibility.”

Asked if the comparisons to Manziel frustrate him, Mayfield replied, It is what it is. If I paid too much attention to it, then I’d be focusing on the wrong things. But I came down here to play the game and show them that I love playing it.”

Browns GM John Dorsey, whose team is in the market for a quarterback (again) and has the Nos. 1 and 4 overall picks in the draft, said Mayfield/Manziel comps are premature, at least from his perspective.

Not many fans of the NFL have a great understanding of offensive line play.

One surprise with Thomas is how he’s about to do something that no Saints receiver has done in the Brees-Payton era: be a Pro Bowler.
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That seems impossible. Brees has had five seasons of at least 5,000 yards since 2008, so you would imagine somewhere in there, the Saints would have at least one Pro Bowler. That speaks volumes to how good Brees is at distributing the ball, but it equally speaks as to how good Thomas is.

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He pushed off bad, Ramsey said. At Heinz Field, you aren’t going to get that call.

He got away with that push, Bouye said. Veteran move. Jalen learned that the hard way, and then we adapted.

There have been games where Ramsey has traveled with the team’s best receiver, like he did against Cincinnati’s A.J. Green before their fight ended with both players being ejected.

That wasn’t the case against Brown. That’s because the Steelers move him around a lot.

We played left and right (corners) to save our energy from chasing him all around, Ramsey said. I would love to travel and I am always up for that challenge. But you have another All-Pro corner on the other side who wants a piece of that too. It works out well because then A.J. can get a piece of the pie as well.

The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints will meet for the third time this season, with higher stakes than the previous two meetings.

That’s because they’re playing in a Wild Card Game on Sunday, beginning Mike Shannon Youth jersey at 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX (live streaming available via Fox Sports GO and FuboTV).
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Carolina finished the regular season with an 11-5 record despite significant issues on the offensive side of the ball, namely a lack of production from running backs and a whole lot of interceptions from Cam Newton. Jonathan Stewart rushed for just 680 yards on 198 attempts, while Newton led the team with 754 yards on 139 attempts.
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Newton also rushed for six touchdowns, and when combined with his passing touchdowns, the interceptions might not look as bad. He completed just 59.1 percent of his passes for 3,302 yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions this season.

Drew Brees has had a good season for the Saints, completing 72.0 percent of his passes for 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He’s also been assisted by a productive running game featuring Mark Ingram, who put up 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns with a per-carry average of 4.9 yards.

Newton threw three interceptions and Brees threw three touchdowns in the first meeting between the two teams, a 34-13 Saints’ win. Newton didn’t throw any picks in the second game, but the Saints still won it, 31-21.

We’re going to have coverage of the game with highlights and other news, and below you can take care of some pregame reading.

As for his own preparations, Hoyer was asked how well he knows the team’s offensive system since signing in New England as a free agent after the Jimmy Garoppolo trade on Nov. 1.

Womens Connor Carrick Jersey I’m always trying to get that down. It’s a week-to-week basis, he said. I think the one good thing for me coming back in the middle of the season, I had a base knowledge of the system and have just tried to pick up every week after that. What we run this week may be totally different from what we ran last week. It’s kind of a week-to-week basis. Like I said, having been a starting quarterback before, I think I have a good idea on how to prepare, whether I get the reps or not.

Each year they seem to get a little better, he said. You watch them on tape and they’re playing with a lot of confidence. They have a good scheme and they play it well. I think one thing that is going to be a challenge for us is handling what they they’re going to throw at us. They have a good front, so they can get a lot of pass rush without having a lot of [extra rushers]. They play their scheme well and they’re playing very confident right now.

The line for the AFC Championship Game has dropped to NE -7.5 at several Las Vegas sports books, including the Westgate. The Pats opened as 9-point favorites as most books.

They kneeled it to advance to the divisional round.

When looking at Foles in the passing game, he’s a rhythm thrower. He needs to throw within the concept of the offense and have it be on time. Here’s a good example against the Giants. He hits his back foot, hitches up one step, and boom, the ball’s out:
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In the same vein, take the opportunities to make big plays even when you think making the conservative throw might be best.

Here against the Raiders, it’s third-and-medium. The Eagles put Zach Authentic Jorge Posada Jersey Ertz alone at the top to try getting a matchup advantage. Everyone in the building knows Foles is looking to Ertz (at the top of the GIF), including the Raiders. They easily defend this throw.
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Focus your attention to the bottom of the screen, with man coverage. The Eagles receiver beats his man, and he would have scored if the ball is thrown to him.

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A Vonn Bell sack of Cam Newton on fourth-and-23 with just 11 seconds left in the game gave the ball back to the Saints

Unfortunately, that kind of creativity wasn’t always useful 鈥?like when the Chiefs called a QB option facing third-and-1 late in a Wild Card Game only to lose 1 yard and keep the Titan’s comeback momentum rolling forward.

Rams coach Sean McVay insisted afterward that this moment was not too big for his players.

“That is the product of great effort,” Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong said. “Gang tackling. The second man in and all the rest going for the ball. Just great effort.”

The young Rams were certainly spooked by their early mistakes and for most of the game struggled offensively to find rhythm. Was it their playoff inexperience? Was it too many starters resting in the regular-season finale preceding this game?

Now, it’s not as if there aren’t schematic fits. Carolina and Seattle were the two that the coach above mentioned, and Kansas City is another one. The issues? The Panthers value Derek Anderson as a resource to Cam Newton. The Seahawks dealt with a lot of noise this offseason and didn’t need more. And the Chiefs have Alex Smith, and the history between him and Kaepernick makes even the thought a non-starter.

That underscores how anything can make or break the chances of a quarterback getting a job. The idea of Cutler, for example, being a backup appealed to basically no teams in March and April. But as a starter for a team in need that had background with him? That’s different.

“The big thing that we need to do more than anything else is to move forward and get past the game we just played,” Rivera said via The Associated Press. “Right now that game isn’t going to do anything for us.”

It’s so important, in fact, that we’re surprised he hasn’t put it on a T-shirt.

Rivera has the strongest shirt game in the NFL right now, and it isn’t close. Here’s a rundown of his very best.

The early offseason was about diagnosing the 2016 collapse. The spring was about Cam Newton’s shoulder surgery. The summer was about the bizarrely timed firing of GM Dave Gettleman. September was about Newton finding his stride. And just as Newton got there, with Carolina’s upset of the Patriots in Foxborough, last week became about the quarterback and his sexist comments to Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue.

Magary did allow that Shazier is entitled to his privacy as he works to recover from the injury.

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This fact apparently was lost on Drew Magary, who wrote a piece for GQ published Thursday that charged the Steelers and the NFL with deftly sidestepping the obvious horrors of Shazier’s injury and turning it into a bizarre rah-rah story. He wrote that the P word is being avoided and that the morsels of news that have been revealed regarding his health in the weeks since his spine stabilization surgery are being presented as fantastic news.
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You know what else Shazier is entitled to own, which the writer did not mention? His story.
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No one expects Hayward to return this spring, but no one completely shuts the door. It’s cracked, because who knows how far Boston will advance and how fast Hayward will mend. In 2006, 76ers forward Shavlik Randolph was practicing four months after a broken ankle, though he wasn’t at full strength for about a year. I was terrified when it happened that I wouldn’t be able to ever play again because it hurt and looked so bad, Randolph texted from China, where he is with the Beikong Fly Dragons. But it did not affect me long-term…. It will be just a matter of how long it takes to get his strength and mobility back. Different people get that back at different rates, but he is an elite athlete with a terrific work ethic, so I don’t see any reason why he doesn’t get all of it back relatively quickly.

Sure, the rest of the game plays out differently if the score is different, but pretending a swing like that doesn’t bite you somewhere in the end is foolish. If nothing else, Foles was way off most of the first half. With that break from Neal and those points to close the half 锟斤拷 plus, clearly, a smart offensive game plan by head coach Doug Pederson 锟斤拷 Foles managed the second half to near-perfection.

The Eagles defense managed the Falcons offense in the second half just as perfectly, shutting them out and opening the way for the offense to straighten itself out. They took advantage of every miscue and gave Foles chances over and over, to either score or control the clock.

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He remembered the lean years in New Jersey back in the 1970s.

Two years before John Mara named Ben McAdoo the successor to Tom Coughlin in New York, he was facing an existential crisis of sorts.
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As Coughlin’s last playoff appearance and Super Bowl win fell further away, Mara couldn’t shake the idea that the Giants were a dusty franchise more interested in maintaining lifetime appointments and a familial atmosphere.

The team bounced from Alex Webster to Bill Arnsparger to John McVay to Ray Perkins with Michael Wacha Youth jersey little success. An image of a fan, who brought in a prop depicting his father and longtime owner Wellington hanged in effigy, was hard to erase in his mind. He didn’t want to go there again.

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Becker’s promotion comes shortly after Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced plans to sell the team at the end of the current NFL season. That announcement came shortly after the Panthers announced an internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against Richardson. That investigation was taken over by the NFL on Dec. 17.

A report from Sports Illustrated detailed the allegations against Richardson, which included sexually suggestive language and behavior, and on at least one occasion directing a racial slur at an African-American Panthers scout. It also reported that the Panthers have made confidential payouts to at least four former Panthers employees as a result of workplace misconduct by Richardson.

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