Aaron Rodgers says he records his conversations with reporters

During a recent interview on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, Aaron Rodgers revealed that he records his phone conversations with reporters so he won’t be misquoted or have his words taken out of context.

Dan Le Batard asked Rodgers about the amount of people the Green Bay Packers quarterback trusts.

He ended up being among the Bengals’ final cuts at the end of training camp in 2014, but the team immediately signed him to the practice squad and acknowledged his daughter’s health struggles were part of the reason for the move.

Still eventually was added to the active roster and played in 12 games that season, but he was out of the NFL the following year. He signed with the Texans last season and played in three games before going on injured reserve with a foot injury.

Devon and Leah Still were honored at the 2015 ESPYs with the Jimmy V Award, and Leah’s cancer has been in remission for more than two years.

I want to wish a Happy 2nd Birthday to my daughter, Leah. Today marks 2 years in remission! From the moment we took this picture in the hospital, right before doctors walked in the room and said she had cancer, we had an extremely tough fight. But no matter how hard it got we never gave up. So today, we celebrate your strength and perseverance Leah! I love you more than you could ever possibly know.

As Kirk Cousins pointed out this week, guaranteed money is what NFL players are after. If Bell can lock down a huge guarantee in his second long-term contract, he’ll be a rarity among NFL runners. The only two current tailbacks with guaranteed Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men money exceeding $20 million at signing are a pair of recent first-round Cheap Bruins Jerseys picks — Ezekiel Elliott and rookie Leonard Fournette.

Packers release DT Letroy Guion amid DUI charges, PED suspension

Letroy Guion has found himself without a team.

The Packers released the 30-year-old left tackle less than two months after he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Hawaii, the team announced Tuesday.

Guion’s June 21 arrest came after he was suspended the first four games of the 2017 season for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in March.

An hour after his arrest in Waikiki, police said Guion’s BAC was .86. Authorities added that he was slurring his words and smelled like marijuana when he was initially pulled over.

Guion was also suspended three games in 2015 after he was arrested for marijuana possession. He paid a $5,000 fine and faced no jail time.

Last season, Guion played in 15 games and recorded 30 tackles. He signed a three-year contract extension with Green Bay worth $11.25 million in February 2016.

Despite not having a true franchise quarterback since Joe Theismann, Washington has been reluctant to commit to Cousins. There were rumors that the team isn’t Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys sold on Cousins’ long-term potential as a franchise quarterback, and former general Cheap NFL Jerseys manager Scot McCloughan said he thinks that Cousins had already hit his ceiling.

Still, the team’s new head of player personnel, former Washington quarterback Doug Williams, said he wanted Cousins on board.

The last two years, Kirk Cousins has had tremendous years, Williams said in June to Steve Wyche on NFL Network. And one thing in this league that’s hard to find is that guy to run the football team and Kirk does a tremendous job doing that.

Steve Smith took pleasure in Dave Gettleman’s firing, and he wasn’t the only one

The Carolina Panthers surprised us on Monday when they fired general manager Dave Gettleman, and former players could not have been more excited to hear the news.

Former Panther Steve Smith, one of the greatest trash talkers in NFL history, took a swing at Gettleman on Twitter soon after Gettleman was fired:

It’s proof that believing in nothing is worth more than believing in something, so long as you have people thinking your nothing is something — if that makes sense.

The genius behind the video is Will Schleichert, a former ESPN and FOX Sports staffer who made the incredible Keith Olbermann/Tupac mash up version of Hit ‘Em Up back in 2013.

That video made ESPN so mad at the time that he was fired by his then-employer for creating it and putting it on his personal YouTube page. Schleichert’s LinkedIn page lists him as a Sr. Associate Producer with FOX Sports from 2014 until March of 2017, so it appears Schleichert waited before lampooning his former employer this time.

Not many people can say they’ve made one iconic video like this. Now there are two. Skip debating Skip needs to be seen by everyone who watches Undisputed on the regular.

The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on diminutive but uber-productive tailback Donnel Pumphrey, and while he’ll have the chance to make plays from the backfield, Barnett should be the headliner of the team’s rookie class. The athletic defensive end is a powerful edge rusher who can turn the corner and harass quarterbacks at the next level. A handful of sacks and pressures will sway voters in his favor.

Indianapolis got a top-five talent all the way at No. 15 after injuries Baseball Jerseys For Sale and questions about his experience made the Ohio State safety a draft bargain. Hooker made an impact in just his second active season with the Buckeyes, hauling in seven interceptions and displaying the range that should make him a Authentic Cheap Jerseys dynamic safety in the NFL.

Boomer Esiason says he ‘most likely’ has CTE

If someone were to study Boomer Esiason’s brain after he died, he’s fairly certain what they’d find.

If I died tomorrow and my brain basically was taken and researched and I was found to have CTE, which most likely I have. Because I think all football players probably have it, Esiason, who was the 1988 NFL MVP and led the Bengals to the Super Bowl that season, said Monday on his radio show, Boomer and Carton.

Play like s—, I’ll treat you like s— Arians said to reporters.

It was the Cardinals’ first outdoor practice, which took place early at 8 a.m. local time, and in heat that reached the mid-90s halfway through the session.

Arians wanted the team to work early since their first two games will be on the road at Indianapolis and Detroit. That means the games will start at 10 a.m. MT.

We did not come out, after a day off, at 8 o’clock in the morning and handle the schedule change or the heat very well, Arians said. Way, way too many mental errors and a sluggish practice. So we did some conditioning.

The Cardinals will have another outdoor practice Tuesday, so hopefully the team will make their coach happy.

While Cutler’s interceptions tend to go up in the fourth quarter, so do downfield strikes like this. Interceptions are a remarkably frustrating way to end a late-game drive, but Cutler, unlike Tannehill, at least gives his team a chance to convert fourth-quarter drives with his arm, instead of Cheap NFL Jerseys China from the flat of his back.

Tannehill will turn 30 during the 2018 offseason. He will have played five AFL Cheap Jerseys full NFL seasons (not including 2017) without having proved he’s a top-16 quarterback in the NFL. Below is a look at the remainder of his contract.

Cavs’ Richard Jefferson is sympathetic to Kyrie Irving’s trade mindset

When news broke Friday that Kyrie Irving wanted to be traded away from the Cavaliers so he wouldn’t be under LeBron James’s shadow, it took the sports world by storm.

Now that some of the hot fuzz has died down, fellow Cavalier Richard Jefferson said he understands why Irving wants to move on, and that it’s not an insult to James nor the Cavaliers.

“I think Kyrie is a hyper-intelligent kid,” Jefferson said on his “Road Trippin'” podcast on Monday. “Really, really smart. Doesn’t get enough credit for how smart he is, and I think seeing that the franchise is in flux. I think seeing [David Griffin] leave and the amount of coaches … I think Kyrie has had a much tougher time in this stretch of the organization than anyone ever wants to ever really fully [recognize].

“He’s the No. 1 pick right after LeBron [left for the Heat in 2010], then he has three different coaches, then LeBron comes back, now there’s trade rumors, now it’s ‘LeBron’s leaving.’ It’s like at some point in time, anybody would want some sort of stability.”

That brings us to Lance Lynn. He missed the 2016 season after Tommy John surgery, but he’s been pretty much exactly the same reliable starting pitcher in 2017 (3.40 ERA, 2.53 K/BB) as he was in his first four full seasons in the bigs (3.38 ERA, 2.59 K/BB). He’s made 19 starts this year and has shown no lingering effects from the missed season.

If the Cardinals decide to trade Lynn, who turned 30 in Cheap Jerseys USing Paypal May, he’d bring back a solid return. Not Quintana-esque, but enough to make it worth the Cardinals’ effort. Lots of playoff-bound teams or teams on the fringes of contention could use a reliable starter like Lynn to solidify the Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment rotation — especially the Rockies, but also the Royals, Astros, Yankees, Orioles, Mariners and even Indians.

NBA trade rumors: Carmelo Anthony, Thunder may have mutual interest, but is trade realistic?

Another team may be ready to jump into the fray for Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.

The 10-time All-Star has been the subject of NBA trade rumors for what feels like the last decade. Just this offseason, Anthony has been linked to the Rockets, Trail Blazers and Cavs in light of Kyrie Irving’s trade request. Now, the Thunder could crash the Carmelo party.

That Weaver link Simmons mentions? Weaver is Oklahoma City’s current vice president and assistant general manager, and he helped recruit Anthony to play at Syracuse. More important than the relationship with Weaver, the franchise also offers the lure of playing with two stars in the primes of their careers.

“‘Please calm down, this high has to calm down’ — I done shot three shots that went over the backboard, like, I’m going to be honest, like, ‘Ahh, I gotta calm down,'” he told Rapoport, quoting his inner dialogues.

The issue of marijuana use in the NBA and pro sports in general has become a front-burner issue with states legalizing or decriminalizing the drug. The medicinal benefits of cannabis further complicate the matter.

Knicks president Phil Jackson, who is no stranger to recreational drug use, said in December that marijuana is part of NBA culture and that efforts to eradicate it from the league have Cheap Jerseys Outlets failed. To hear Stephen Jackson tell it, Nelson accepted that reality and gave his players the Cheap Jerseys Online China latitude to enjoy responsibly.

Draymond Green facing lawsuit for alleged assault

Draymond Green’s offseason will include a civil lawsuit.

The suit, announced Monday by California attorney Lisa Bloom, is in response to a 2016 incident when Green allegedly slapped former Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson during a dispute outside a bar in Michigan.

Green reached a plea deal in the incident and payed a $560 fine, but the accusers in the new lawsuit claim Green’s alleged acts of violence “have severely impacted their lives” and levies accusations of physical assault, bullying and misleading statements.

The police report from the incident said Green approached Edmondson early on the morning of July 10, 2016, at Conrad’s Grill in East Lansing, and allegedly slapped him following an argument. Edmondson, 23, requested and was granted his release from the MSU football program a few days later.

One ex-player in particular — Barkley — has been harsh toward James, when he called him “whiny” earlier this month. Barkley was reacting to James’ complaints about not having enough playmakers. Although Wade never mentioned him by name, it was clear he was referring to the “Inside the NBA” analyst.

“When you have a history, when you can go and Google your history, you better be a little careful with what you say,” Wade continued. “Sometimes, when guys get a microphone in front of their face, they just talk and talk and talk and forget about their history. We all make that mistake, but Cheap Jerseys NFL especially that guy on TV. He acting like he just walks on water. And I like the fact that LeBron called him Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees out and told him about himself a little bit. Humble yourself. LeBron is who he is. We all have flaws. But when your flaws a little bit more, you should shut up.

Astros’ Colin Moran placed on DL after suffering facial fracture

Astros third baseman Colin Moran has been placed on the 10-day DL after suffering a facial fracture in Saturday’s 8-4 win over the Orioles, the team announced Sunday.

Moran suffered the gruesome injury in the sixth inning, when he fouled a pitch from Orioles pitcher Darren O’Day off his bat and straight into his eye area.

It was a pretty scary incident, manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday. I go on the field, and he’s got blood on the face. Blood, it isn’t generally seen in our sport.

Moran was obviously in pain and needed to leave the field on a cart. He went to a Baltimore hospital, where the facial fracture was diagnosed.

O’Day felt bad for the accident and said he hoped Moran recovers soon.

I’ve had good friends who’ve had accidents like that and never knew if they were going to play again or didn’t get to play again, so I hope he’s OK, O’Day said, via ESPN. But as a professional, you’ve got to try and block that out.

With Baker helping McCoy occupy blockers, the Bucs need Alexander and David to fill more soundly to truly improve vs. the run. Despite the production, tackling was an issue for both stars.

The strong side will have a big change as healthy 2016 sixth-rounder Devante Bond for now is projected to replace free agent Daryl Smith. The Bucs, however, will give rookie third-rounder Kendell Beckwith every opportunity to win the job, given the kind of immediate results it got from fellow LSU product Alexander two seasons ago. Beckwith needs to first show he’s recovered enough from a torn ACL to get the necessary reps.

To support Alexander and David and not overwhelm Bond or Beckwith, it Cheap Jerseys Kids is Cheap Jerseys In UK likely to remain more of a rotational position with Jacquies Smith, Adarius Glanton and Cameron Lynch fighting for the rest of the snaps outside.

Astros Colin Moran fouls pitch off face, exits game

Astros third baseman Colin Moran had to be helped off the field Saturday night after fouling a pitch off his face.

Moran fouled an inside pitch from Orioles reliever Darren O’Day into his face just under his left eye.

I’m good. Everything good, Williams said, via NFL Network. The back situation. That was some false information being released. I don’t know who released it but everything is good.

The Chargers selected Williams with the No. 7 pick in the draft even though Tyrell Williams broke out last season, and Keenan Allen is expected back from his own injury.

Williams was a physical freak at Clemson, often using his imposing 6-4 frame to bully opposing cornerbacks. While it sounds as though Williams will avoid missing all of the 2017 season, it remains unknown how long he will be out of action.

If Williams is forced to miss regular season games, Dontrelle Inman could be the main beneficiary for playing time.

Rising young first-rounder Vernon Hargreaves and age- and height-defying Brent Grimes return as the starting cornerbacks trying to lift up a shaky coverage unit from 2016. The problem lied in awful safety play, which the Bucs worked to correct. They were smart to both let free safety Bradley McDougald walk Cheap Jerseys In Canada and demote strong safety Chris Conte.

Former Cowboy J.J. Wilcox, signed to a two-year free-agent deal, was a good solution to upgrade one of the spots. He is equally good at coverage and run support with some slobberknocking to go with Cheap Jerseys Good his ranginess. Keith Tandy is tabbed for the other job, but he can’t relax because of the upside of rookie second-round pick Justin Evans. Evans is physical enough to clean up as a tackler, smooth enough to quickly drop back to make plays. Regardless of who’s designated free or strong, the Bucs will plan on getting a lot more key plays from their safeties.

Russell Westbrook inches ever closer to Oscar Robertson with 37th triple-double

Russell Westbrook was the hero in every sense Monday during the Thunder’s 92-91 win over the Mavericks.

Having already secured his 37 triple-double of the season, four shy of Oscar Robertson’s single-season record, Westbrook helped Oklahoma City win by scoring 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, including a dramatic game-winner.

Westbrook also added 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Victor Oladipo Cheap Dog Jerseys scored 15 points with nine rebounds in support.

Do the Knicks really want to put back their development of that young core by two years as they keep spinning their wheels with Anthony?

Anthony has agreed to trades to two places: Houston and Cleveland. The Cavaliers cannot afford Anthony in a trade, and the Rockets and Knicks have to have four teams involved to make a trade happen.

“We’ve been in contact with Carmelo’s representatives. We’ve been obviously in contact with other teams,” Mills said. “Our view is if there’s an opportunity that works for Carmelo and works Cheap DUKe Basketball Jerseys for us, then we’ll look at some kind of trade.

“But we also feel that Carmelo could easily be a part of our team next year, and we have to understand how we’re going to play and what the expectations [are] of how we’re going to play and we’re going to move forward. So it may be with Carmelo or it may be without Carmelo.”