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    The Gophers football team picked up its first commitment for the 2022 class on Thursday. Four-star defensive end Trey Bixby made his pledge to Minnesota over scholarship offers from Penn State, Michigan State, Arkansas and others. Bixby, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound player born in Minnesota, plays for St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio and is considered one of the top-10 players in the talent-rich state. “I’ am announcing my commitment to Coach (P.J.) Fleck, Coach (Chad) Wilt and the University of Minnesota,” Bixby wrote on Twitter on Thursday. The Gophers were the first offer Bixby received from a Power Five Conference school on Jan. 30. He visited the U campus, saw ESPN’s College GameDay make its first stop in Minneapolis...
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    Getty Gabe Wright hugging Josh Mauro. Based on how the Las Vegas Raiders‘ offseason has gone, they could only have three defensive starters this year that also started Week 1 for the team last year. Johnathan Hankins, Johnathan Abram and Clelin Ferrell all started Week 1 last year and will probably do it again this year. Defensive end Josh Mauro was a Week 1 starter for the team last year but the Raiders didn’t appear to make an effort to re-sign him. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Tuesday that they struck a deal with Mauro. https://twitter.com/Jaguars/status/1293317803529973760 With Mauro headed east, that makes two prominent 2019 defensive ends for the Raiders are playing for new teams this season. The...
    Getty Yannick Ngakoue celebrates a big play in 2018. Some new developments surrounding Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue could help insert Cleveland Browns back in the mix for the impactful pass-rusher. Ngakoue parted ways with his agent Ari Nissim this week, who had represented him since May 2018. He’s currently in the five-day waiting period before he can sign new representation and there will almost surely be developments that come out of that change. For example, look at Browns tight end, who fired his agent before hiring Drew Rosenhaus, promptly surprising the Browns with a trade demand shortly after. #Jaguars unsigned franchise player Yannick Ngakoue has parted ways with his agent, per league source. Ngakoue is currently...
    Ohio State defensive end Jonathan Cooper had a very strong message for his teammates about sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic. The Buckeyes released a video Monday of Cooper urging and pleading with his teammates to make smart decisions during the ongoing crisis. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jonathon Cooper (@jcoop______) on Aug 7, 2020 at 3:48pm PDT Cooper talked about sacrifice, staying away from clubs, not hanging out with people and said locking in on football was one of the “easiest sacrifices” he ever had to make as a player. You can watch his powerful comments below. At the last workout before...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders HC Jon Gruden. The Las Vegas Raiders have been really busy making a lot of roster moves since the beginning of training camp. One of the earliest moves they made was letting go of defensive end Ade Aruna so they could sign offensive lineman Jordan Roos. After just a couple of weeks, the Raiders announced they are bringing back Aruna. We have re-signed DE Ade Aruna. #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/Honho66V4T — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) August 8, 2020 Aruna came into the NFL in 2018 as a sixth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings. He was brought in by the Raiders late last season and they re-signed him. He has yet to play in an...
    Defensive tackle P.J. Hall was returned to the Raiders Tuesday after he failed a physical with the Minnesota Vikings. The Raiders then waived Hall, a former second-round draft pick out of Sam Houston State in 2018. The Raiders’ plan all along was to waive Hall, but Minnesota was short at defensive tackle and agreed to take him in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick. The Vikings will now keep their seventh-round pick, which the Raiders would have received only if Hall made the roster. Other transactions for the Raiders included the activation of running back Devontae Booker from the COVID-19 reserve list and the addition of defensive end Ukeme Eligwe to the reserve/opt out list. Booker will join a running...
    GETTY Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. With the addition of former Washington tight end Jordan Reed yesterday and the news today, the San Francisco 49ers are making a statement. In a lot of ways, it makes total sense: NFL players want to join teams that are contending for Super Bowls, which San Francisco certainly expects to. The latest to be interested in joining up in Santa Clara, California? Former Seattle Seahawk and Detroit Lion defensive end Ziggy Ansah. This is interesting: Former #Seahawks pass-rusher and current free agent Ziggy Ansah is going through a physical and...
    New Orleans Saints star defensive end Cameron Jordan said the hype around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady is premature. In an interview with NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” Jordan said that Brady and the Buccaneers are fighting with the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers for “second place” in the NFC South. BUCCANEERS' TOM BRADY SUGGESTS HE MIGHT UPGRADE THIS ITEM AS BIRTHDAY TREAT “I do know we have to step up our game, we've got to elevate,” Jordan said, according to NFL.com. “They've got the second-greatest quarterback of all-time, right behind Drew Brees, and now we've got a head-to-head two times a year. We've got our work cut out for us and then they...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-year defensive end Adam Gotsis days after two linemen opted out of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Veterans Al Woods and Lerentee McCray decided not to play in 2020, creating a need for depth along Jacksonville’s defensive front. Gotsis spent the last four years in Denver, where he notched 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a second-round draft pick in 2016. He played in nine games in 2019, finishing with 16 tackles. He missed the final three games because of a knee injury. Also Sunday, the Jaguars activated rookie defensive tackle...
    DeForest Buckner exited and top-draft pick Javon Kinlaw entered for a 49ers defensive line that could key a Super Bowl return. Last year’s showing made the NFL take notice. Nick Bosa got Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Arik Armstead got a contract extension. And Dee Ford, well, he got surgery on a problematic knee issue. The 49ers know their strength remains their defensive front, and with depth especially important amid COVID-19 uncertainty this season, here is who’s on that unit as camp opens: PROJECTED STARTERS Defensive end Nick Bosa: Look for a double-digit sack total and more all-around amazement in an encore that could merit consideration for All-Pro honors and NFL Defensive Player of the Year. A year ago,...
    GETTY Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by defensive tackle Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. If the Los Angeles Chargers were concerned about keeping defensive end Joey Bosa around, they no longer have to fear. After four highly productive years in Los Angeles, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday evening that the Chargers had landed their star defensive end to a massive contract. Chargers and DE Joey Bosa reached agreement on a 5-year, $135 million extension that ties him to LA the next six years, league sources tell ESPN....
    Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt has said that he will not be kneeling during the national anthem when the NFL season resumes in September.   'Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,' Tuitt wrote on Twitter on Monday. 'My grandmother was a immigrant from the Caribbean and she worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now,' he continued.  Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt, 27, said in a tweet on Monday that he will not kneel during the National Anthem Tuitt made his stance about kneeling during the national anthem...
    Getty New Las Vegas Raiders OL Jordan Roos. Apparently, a team can’t have too many offensive guards. While many teams have already started cutting players ahead of training camp, the Las Vegas Raiders took the opposite approach. The team announced on Monday that they’ve claimed former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Jordan Roos off waivers. We have claimed G Jordan Roos via waivers. More » https://t.co/[email protected] | #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/9Q3RcpeZwJ — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) July 27, 2020 Roos came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He played under current Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable while he was in Seattle. Roos has been on and off the Seahawks’ practice squad over the last three seasons....
    Clemson football (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Clemson football will likely end up signing these five recruits for 2021.  Since Dabo Swinney took up the mantle, Clemson football has been a perennial powerhouse. And not that this is news to anyone but that doesn’t happen without recruiting at an extremely high level. The Tigers have consistently been atop recruiting rankings, which is why they’ve developed a stranglehold on the ACC and have been a consistent force in the College Football Playoff. That has continued early in the 2021 recruiting process. Clemson is currently No. 9 in the 247Sports Composite team rankings with a class of 13 commits headlined by No. 1 all-purpose back Will Shipley and No. 1 inside linebacker Jeremiah...
    John Lewis makes final journey across Edmund Pettus Bridge in horse-drawn caisson Take a look at 20 of the cutest and creepiest robots in stores and restaurants today Dolphins cut defensive end Avery Moss Teams are eventually going to have to get rosters down to 80, and the Dolphins appear intent on not just lopping undrafted rookies from the bottom of the roster. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins cut veteran defensive end Avery Moss Sunday. The team also announced the release of linebacker Trent Harris. Moss started eight games for them last year after being claimed off waivers from the Giants. The Dolphins invested heavily...
    Getty Bears' defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris clapped back in hilarious fashion at a Packer fan on Twitter. Getty images. Roy Robertson-Harris was just trying to enjoy his 27th birthday. The Chicago Bears’ defensive end was thanking several fans who had sent him well-wishes on his special day when a fan of the rival Green Bay Packers decided to troll him. The fan ended up getting trolled and rolled in hilarious fashion. Robertson-Harris will begin his fourth season with the Bears this year. He saw his role expand vastly last year when stud defensive end Akiem Hicks went down with an elbow injury. Robertson-Harris played in 15 games, starting seven. He was an undrafted free agent out of the...
    Getty Michael Bennett is retiring from the NFL. Former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is calling it a career. Bennett was a star pass rusher on the Seahawks’ Super Bowl winning team in 2014. Bennett announced his retirement on Instagram in a heartfelt message where he admitted it “feels a little like [a] death of self.” “Retiring feels a little like death of self, but I’m looking forward to the rebirth – the opportunity to reimagine my purpose,” Bennett said. “I would like to thank my wife and children, who have sacrificed so much for me to succeed. I’m looking forward to supporting them the same way they have me these past 11 years. I have never...
    Michael Bennett, who won a Super Bowl as a defensive end with the Seattle Seahawks and made three Pro Bowls, says he is retiring. The 34-year-old Bennett played for five teams and was an integral part of the Seahawks’ 2013 NFL championship. He said Tuesday on Instagram that the 2019 season, which he split between New England and Dallas, was his last. “Retiring feels a little like death of self, but I’m looking forward to the rebirth — the opportunity to reimagine my purpose,” Bennett posted. “I would like to thank my wife and children, who have sacrificed so much for me to succeed. I’m looking forward to supporting them the same way they have me these past 11 years....
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed second-round draft pick Yetur Gross-Matos and fourth-round selection Tony Pride Jr. The agents for both players announced the signings on Twitter on Tuesday. The signings come on the same day when rookies reported to the team’s stadium for coronavirus testing in preparation for training camp. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Gross-Matos was the 37th overall player taken in April’s draft after the defensive end made 17 1/2 sacks the last two seasons for Penn State. He’s expected to replace Mario Addison, who left via free agency, as the team’s starting end. Pride, a cornerback, finished his college career at Notre Dame with 121 tackles, 18 pass breakups and four interceptions in 45 games and...
    New York Giants Go For Defensive End In 2021 Mock Draft By: Cay North July 15, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Giants missed on getting the star defensive end they were looking for in the 2019 NFL Draft. That’s not to say that the team’s pick for the offensive line, Andrew Thomas, isn’t capable. But there was definitely a big appeal in Chase Young and the skills he brings to the table. The Giants were mocked to take Young for much of the year once their losing record grew worse over the season. However, picking up late season wins threw Big Blue just out...
    Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 NFL season on a one-year exclusive franchise tender after he and the team failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by Wednesday’s deadline. Prescott had already signed his tender offer and will earn approximately $31.4 million for the upcoming season before becoming an unrestricted free agent, unless the Cowboys opt to again place the franchise tag on him, a move that would count over $37 million toward the 2021 salary cap. The two-time Pro Bowl selection is one of 10 players who have signed their franchise tenders but were unable to come to terms on multiyear contracts with their respective teams. Two others, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and Bengals wide receiver A.J....
    By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Of the 14 tagged in March, two have agreements, including NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry with Tennessee just before the deadline. Two more — Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue of Jacksonville — haven't signed the one-year contract that goes with the tag. They can stay away from team activities without the risk of being fined. Ngakoue has said he won't play for the Jaguars and...
    Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn’t agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Of the 14 tagged in March, two have agreements, including NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry with Tennessee just before the deadline. Two more — Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue of Jacksonville — haven’t signed the one-year contract that goes with the tag. They can stay away from team activities without the risk of being fined. Ngakoue has said he won’t play for the Jaguars and wants to be traded. Prescott signed his...
    Myles Garrett. Getty/Jason Miller Myles Garrett is on the brink of signing a $125 million five-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, according to NFL Network Insider's Ian Rapoport. The deal would see him become the NFL's best-paid non-quarterback, ahead of Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.  Garrett has not confirmed the deal, however did retweet a congratulatory message from Browns teammate Baker Mayfield. Garrett played 10 games for Cleveland in 2019, recording 10 sacks and 18 quarterback hits. His season was cut short in November, however, when he was suspended indefinitely for swinging a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is on the brink of signing...
    Getty Everson Griffen recently responded to a Philadelphia sports radio producer’s tweet. Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is one of the highest-valued players left in free agency with two weeks before training camps are set to begin. Griffen hinted at his interest in the Eagles after a local radio broadcaster vouched for Griffen, saying Griffen arguably is a much safer investment than ex-Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney. “Griffen should be at the top of the Eagles, and every other team’s, wish list,” Moshe Kravitz of 94 WIP said. Griffen responded “AMEN BROTHER.” AMEN BROTHER — Everson Griffen (@EversonGriffen) July 12, 2020 Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors...
    Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images The Minnesota Timberwolves have accomplished the difficult part of a rebuild: finding their cornerstones. But the duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell shares a pretty big weakness on the defensive end. Defense doesn’t “win championships” like the old adage says, but it’s still pretty important in the modern NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves now have their two cornerstone stars in place, D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns, but neither has a great defensive reputation. To be fair, we can’t just gloss over that first part. Getting Russell to pair with Towns was a bold move by Minnesota’s newly minted front office. Most new regimes take a year or so to evaluate what’s on the roster; Gerson...
    Michael Reaves/Getty Images Shaquil Barrett of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s a trend that was started—or at least accelerated—by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matt Judon. In March, the Ravens applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to Judon, which provided for him to be paid $15.828 million this season, as per NFL rules that apply to franchise players. But with Judon set to argue that he is in fact a defensive end, the Ravens agreed to pay Judon $16.808 million this season, splitting the difference between what he would earn as a linebacker and the $17.788 million he would be paid if classified as a defensive end. Judon’s negotiating success has apparently inspired other linebackers to try the same trick....
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images Wait, what? According to Ian Rapoport, National Insider for NFL Network and NFL.com, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree has filed a grievance with the NFL, arguing that he is a defensive end, not a linebacker. #Steelers pass-rusher Bud Dupree has filed a grievance with hopes that he’ll be paid as a defensive end rather than a LB, I’m told. Similar to Shaq Barrett. While there is still some time to work something out, the sides are not close on a deal. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 10, 2020 Why is this distinction important? In a nutshell, NFL defensive ends are better compensated than linebackers. On March 16, the Steelers placed...
    Getty James Conner warming up before a game against Villanova in 2016 at Heinz Field. Few people outside of western Pennsylvania are aware that Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was originally recruited to Pitt as a defensive end. Conner wanted to play running back for the McDowell High School Trojans (Erie, Pa.), but he wasn’t good enough to start. As Conner recently told Heavy.com: “When I was a junior in high school we had an All-American running back on our team and I didn’t get to play that much.” (Conner is referring to Greg Garmon, who beat cancer at age 14 and went on to become a four-star recruit with offers from upwards of twenty...
    The Gophers football program has missed out on another top prospect from the state of Minnesota in the 2021 recruiting class. Joe Alt, a 6-foot-7, 260-pound offensive tackle from Totino-Grace High School, committed to Notre Dame on Monday. Alt is now considered the eighth-best prospect in the state for next year’s class, per 247sports.com’s composite ranking, and he’s the fourth top player to pick an outstate school. “I would like to thank all the coaches that have recruited me,” Alt tweeted. “I would also like to thank my family and friends for helping me to finalize this decision. Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity and for the discernment to choose...
    Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Who are the 14 NFL players who might play on the 2020 franchise tag? Franchise tag, you’re it. The NFL‘s 2020 deadline for who will have to play on the franchise tag is on July 15. This date is significant because organizations only have 10 days to put together a long-term deal in place for their previously tagged player. Otherwise, he will have to play the 2020 campaign on a one-year deal worth the average of the top-five highest paid salaries at his respective position group. The franchise tag is a controversial tactic for the players. For many guys getting slapped with it, this will be their first taste of...
    Getty Everson Griffen left the Minnesota Vikings for free agency, but after months with no deal, could he return? Former Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Everson Griffen is still a free agent after opting out of the final three years of his contract in February. He voided the final three years of his deal after exceeding benchmarks on his 2019 restructured contract. Griffen showed at age 32, he still can play at a high-level, totaling eight sacks and playing on 78 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. The contract showed amicable respect for Griffen who was one of only two players in the NFL that had the player-controlled option to void their contracts last season, InsideTheVikings’ Will Ragatz said....
    Joe Sargent/Getty Images James Conner of the Pittsburgh Steelers was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh as a defensive lineman. It’s a story reminiscent of that of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who didn’t get to play quarterback until his senior year in high school because another player was ahead of him on the depth chart. When James Conner was a junior in high school, he had RB Greg Garmon ahead of him on the depth chart, who had survived getting cancer at age 14 to become the tenth-ranked high school running back in the country. Garmon’s All-American level success was threatening Conner’s chances of earning a college scholarship—and called for drastic measures. As Conner recently recounted to...
    Texas defensive end D’Marion Alexander left the Gophers’ 2021 recruiting class on Tuesday night. The three-star commit once-considered a top 100 player in the state of Texas originally committed to Minnesota as the eight pledge during a hot streak in the month of April. “This is probably the toughest decision for me to make because I didn’t plan on doing this at all,” Alexander tweeted. “But due to recent situations I am de-committing from the University of Minnesota!” Alexander, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound player, is the third player to de-commit from the Gophers’ class for next year, following Naperville, Ill., quarterback/athlete Sam Jackson on June 11 and La Porte, Texas, defensive tackle Albert Regis on May 25. ...
    The older brother of former New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was charged with the murder of a New Jersey man over the weekend, prosecutors said Monday. Hafeez A. Brown, 33, is facing several charges, including first-degree murder, after officials say he fired multiple shots into a car outside a Bridgewater Township residence, ultimately killing the driver, Roobino Philemon, NJ.com reported, citing the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. JETS’ JAMAL ADAMS TELLS TEAMMATE HE’LL ‘MISS’ PLAYING WITH HIM AMID TRADE RUMORS According to the report, Philemon was asked to leave a birthday party at the residence before he was shot by Brown. A search of the home revealed a substantial amount of marijuana and two firearms and ammunition. Wilkerson’s attorney...