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Attorney: Jags' Dan Skuta jailed 'for something that didn't happen'

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The attorney for Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta said his client was arrested in Orlando "for something that simply did not happen."

Skuta was arrested early June 19 on a battery charge for allegedly pushing a woman's face and causing her head to hit a glass window. According to Orlando Police, Skuta had alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes. He was later released on a $500 bond.

Attorney Mark NeJame said he is "confident this will be resolved favorably to Dan and the truth will come out as to his innocence and non-involvement. Dan has an outstanding reputation and is hurt by the unfair association to any such allegation and is confident that the full truth will soon be determined."

According to the police report, the accuser said Skuta approached her on the street and "began talking to her and flirting with her." When Skuta asked for the woman's phone number, she said no, and a verbal altercation ensued.

Skuta's…

Former Colts RB Zurlon Tipton dies in accidental shooting

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ROSEVILLE, Mich. -- Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.

Brian Taylor, a spokesman at Detroit's St. John Hospital, confirmed Tipton's death Tuesday. Police say he was handling a duffel bag when a gun in the bag fired as he dropped off his car in Roseville.cheap nfl jerseys


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Tipton appeared in 16 games over two seasons for the Colts, gaining 38 yards on 15 carries. He was released by the team in December.

"Zurlon was a dude you rooted for -- an undrafted, talented, hardworking player who always seemed to have a smile on his face. His personality was contagious," Colts long snapper Matt Overton told ESPN's Mike Wells.Wholesale Indianapolis Colts jerseys

"He will always be our brother. He is family," Overton added. "Today is a tough day for many. Prayers go out to his family during this difficult time."


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AFC South Q&A: Will speed solve the Texans' offensive issues?

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Today's question: The Houston Texans' main goal this offseason was to add speed to their offense, and they did it with nearly every skill position acquisition they made. Lamar Miller, running back Tyler Ervin and receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller are all fast. The Texans needed upgrades at all of those positions, but are they overvaluing speed? Will this solve their offensive issues?Wholesale Houston Texans jerseys

Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee Titans reporter: I've got no problem with a slow team seeking to add speed. You can't be a slow yet successful team in the NFL. If you can't threaten to run away from people, you are too easy to defend. But it has to be functional speed. Braxton Miller strikes me as a fast guy who's just a football player. We know Lamar Miller is capable. I don't know that the Texans overvalued it. But just adding speed doesn't solve the issue. The fast guys have to show they know how to use their speed, and the offense has to s…

Packers raked in $222.6M in national revenue in fiscal 2015

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers finished the 2015 fiscal year with a franchise-record profit of $48.9 million, a figure that includes $222.6 million in national revenue.

Calling it "another strong year financially," Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said during his annual meeting with reporters in advance of the team's July 21 shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field that the combination of the team's worldwide popularity, the NFL's dominance as the United States' most-watched sport and the Packers' on-field success led to the record-setting bottom line.


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"Obviously, the continued [on-field] success -- the consistent success -- has been helpful for us, as well as the popularity of not only the Packe…

New Lions cheerleaders will be more low-profile than Cowboys cheerleaders

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It started with focus groups and surveys. Then, when Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood took over in his new role last season, he started investigating what hiring cheerleaders would mean for the organization.

After seeing the data from surveys, several months ago Wood went to the ownership group -- led by Martha Ford -- and asked what they thought. Wood wouldn’t say whether or not it was a tough sell to the Ford family, which had never employed cheerleaders before, but they saw the merits of it.

“It was part of a process explaining how we would go about it and how it would be integrated in the in-game presentation and what we would use the team to do representing us out in the community,” Wood said. “Not just at the game but as a representative of the organization at charitable events, working with sponsors and once you laid the whole thing out, it was a decision that we made.”

Don't expect the cheerleaders to have too prominent a presence, though. Based on W…

Trevor Siemian in Broncos' starting QB mix, which is good enough for him

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The way Trevor Siemian sees it, he’s proof of how difficult it can be to find an NFL quarterback.

A full-time starter in just one year of his college career, a former seventh-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos and in the span of 15 months he’s gone from battling for a spot on the roster to a neck-and-neck, nail-biter of a battle to become the starting quarterback of the defending Super Bowl champions.

“It’s tough to speak on, but I think a lot of people admit evaluating quarterbacks in college isn’t an exact science,’’ Siemian said. “I think I’ve been fortunate enough to be in a great situation with awesome guys last year, obviously with Peyton [Manning] and Brock [Osweiler], with great coaching, and that’s all I’ve been trying to do since I got here is take coaching and absorb as much as I can and grow. But I’ve definitely have come a long way.’’
When the Broncos closed their offseason program last week, coach Gary Kubiak made two things abundantly clear. One, he…

Tony Romo's offseason isn't over yet, but it couldn't have gone better

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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' offseason is over, officially anyway. But for Tony Romo it really isn’t over.

He might take a week off to rest up after going through captains' practices in early April, the conditioning work in mid-April, the on-field teaching sessions, the organized team activities and the three-day minicamp that came to an end Thursday.http://www.dallascowboysjerseyspop.com

Even though he had surgery in March on a left collarbone that was broken twice in 2015, Romo did not miss a day of practice in the offseason.Cheap nfl jerseys
“We’re out here just trying to get better every day,” Romo said. “I feel as though I did that, but it’s just a step. I need to continue to take the steps.”

The questions around Romo these days are not about his ability to lead the Cowboys or his decision-making. It’s health, especially now that he’s 36 years old. He had two back surgeries in 2013. He suffered two transverse process fractures in 2014 that forced him to miss a game. H…

Browns' Hue Jackson fine with Joe Thomas' days off

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BEREA, Ohio -- While the Cleveland Browns will up the tempo and intensity of training camp practices, coach Hue Jackson has zero issue with a particular veteran taking regular days off.

"I understand it and know exactly what it is," Jackson said during the team's minicamp.


That veteran would be left tackle Joe Thomas, a future Hall of Famer and a guy who has not missed a snap while making the Pro Bowl nine times in his nine-year career. But he practiced every other day in OTAs, and will miss a day a week during the season.
Two or three years ago, Thomas and the team's medical staff came to an understanding. If the team wanted him on Sunday, it would have to give during the week. A left tackle's body can only take so many snaps and hits, and Thomas wants to make sure he's there when it matters.http://www.clevelandbrownsjerseyspop.com

"I think they pay me to play on Sundays," Thomas said.

Jackson will run a much more up-tempo training camp, which he said w…

NFL season win total betting advice for all 32 teams

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The 2017-18 season is the earliest the league would expand.Wholesale Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys
The franchise would be the NHL's 31st team and the first major professional sports franchise in Las Vegas, the rapidly growing gambling center of the American West. The NHL hasn't expanded since 2000, when Minnesota and Columbus paid $80 million each to join the league. Prospective Vegas owner Bill Foley is a wealthy businessman who isn't likely to blink at the elevated price tag previously proposed by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as an expansion fee.
The Las Vegas bid says it has secured more than 13,200 season-ticket deposits for the new team, which will play in T-Mobile Arena, the sparkling new multipurpose building on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The arena, which seats 17,500 for hockey, was built entirely with private money by MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment Group, the owners of the Los Angeles Kings.
The Las Vegas area had nearly 2.2 million peop…

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace completely reversed course

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- After a practical approach to last year’s draft, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace completely reversed course, moving up two spots to draft athletic yet unproven Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick. My take: Maybe Floyd is the next Kyle Long. The Bears famously hit a home run with Long in the first round in 2013, despite the fact that the freakishly athletic offensive lineman played only one year at Oregon. Floyd spent three seasons at Georgia, but he didn't produce any eye-popping stats. In last year’s draft, Pace preferred players who had impressive production in college. Floyd did not. He left school with only 17 career sacks – 4.5 in his final year. This is risky. At 244 pounds (his weight at the NFL combine), Floyd has to get bigger and stronger to be a three-down player. Right now, he appears to be a situational pass-rusher. The Bears better hope that seasoned defensive coordinator Vic Fangio can bring out the best i…

Panthers' Jonathan Stewart on the foot he injured in Super Bowl 50: 'I'm good'

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If there are lingering issues with the foot injury Jonathan Stewart suffered in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers running back isn’t showing it.
“I’m good,’’ Stewart said on Friday from his football camp at Ardrey Kell High.
Stewart limped off the field in the first quarter of the 24-10 loss to the Broncos four months ago after being tackled around the ankle. Wholesale Carolina Panthers jerseys
He returned and finished with only 29 yards rushing on 12 carries. He scored Carolina’s lone touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second quarter.
Coach Ron Rivera told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday that the Panthers are being cautious with Stewart, who rushed for 989 yards and six touchdowns in 13 games last season. Wholesale nfl jerseys
“That foot just kind of lingered after he got bent over backwards in the Super Bowl,’’ Rivera told the newspaper. “When he showed up [for OTAs] it was still sore a little bit. When he started to run he said he could still feel it a little bit.’…

Rex Ryan joins Jim Kelly for helicopter ride at charity golf tourney

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BATAVIA, N.Y. -- The connection between Rex Ryan and Jim Kelly has been evident since Ryan took over as the Buffalo Bills' coach last season, and their relationship soared to new heights Monday -- literally.

Ryan joined Kelly in a helicopter at Kelly's 30th annual charity golf tournament Monday, dropping dozens of golf balls on a green for a contest to raise money for children's charities.
Even for Ryan, who went skydiving in July with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute team, the brief ride in the helicopter on a windy day proved nerve-wracking.Wholesale Buffalo Bills jerseys
"That's a different experience now," Ryan said after landing safely. "You get that door open, it's like, 'OK.' I started leaning over there by Jim. Got a little hairy over there."
"We both were praying before," Kelly added. "But we both also forgot how windy it is. We're up in the helicopter, that's one thing, but when you have 20 mile-p…

Ravens' roster ranked 17th by Pro Football Focus -- and that might be good thing

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Pro Football Focus ranked the Baltimore Ravens' roster as the 17th-best in the NFL, which is an expected slight for a team coming off a 5-11 season.
But recent history says this middle-of-the-pack assessment is a sign of good things to come.Wholesale nfl jerseys
Pro Football Focus has had a difficult time predicting the Ravens' success. In 2014, the analytic web site had Baltimore with the 16th-best roster and the Ravens nearly knocked off eventual Super Bowl champion New England in the playoffs that season. In 2015, the Ravens had the third-best roster and went on to have their worst season under coach John Harbaugh.
It's understandable why Baltimore's roster isn't considered one of the top ones right now. The Ravens have aging veterans coming off season-ending injuries in wide receiver Steve Smith and linebacker Terrell Suggs. Former first-round picks, cornerback Jimmy Smith and linebacker C.J. Mosley, are looking to rebound from down seasons. And the Ravens lost an…

Falcons not signing Dwight Freeney at this time

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team won't sign veteran pass-rusher Dwight Freeney at this time, but haven't ruled him out for future consideration.
Freeney came to Atlanta on Wednesday to visit with the coaching staff. Quinn made it clear that there was no need for the 36-year-old Freeney to go through a workout because Quinn was well aware of Freeney's body of work, with 119.5 career sacks.Wholesale Atlanta Falcons jerseys "We had a great visit with Dwight in here today," Quinn said. "It was a chance for him to get to know us, and us to know him. So it was more, not a meet-and-greet, but we could explain what our program is all about and where we're headed. So it was awesome to have him here with us. But nothing past that at this point."
Freeney played for Arizona last season and finished with nine sacks in 11 games. It's unclear how much money Freeney is looking for, but he would have made $970,000 last season had…

Earl Watford's flexibility gives Cardinals ability to dress seven offensive linemen

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- The more Arizona Cardinals versatile offensive linemen Earl Watford plays center, the better chance, it seems, he has of being part the team’s offensive line rotation on game day.

“We’d like to only dress seven linemen on Sunday,” coach Bruce Arians said. “If you can play three spots you have a lot of value in this league; you can play for a long time.

“If he can handle the center position, it’s more hats off to him. That’s just better for him we don’t have to dress eight guys.”
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Watford already has experience playing tackle and guard. His only two career starts came at right tackle last season in place of Bobby Massie, and he was drafted as a guard after playing it at James Madison. Cheap nfl jerseys He’s added center to his repertoire this offseason and was described as a “Swiss Army knife” by offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin last week.

Watford, who was drafted in 2013, played in just eight games last season while being active f…