Shad Khan wants the Super Bowl at Wembley Stadium

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is attempting to complete a purchase of Wembley Stadium, England’s marquee “football” field, and he wants to put the NFL’s marquee game there.

Khan told the BBC that if he owns Wembley he’s going to push for the biggest events in the world to be there, which for British fans first and foremost means a World Cup final, but would also include the Super Bowl.

“Our role would be to provide a world-class venue,” Khan said. “Wembley is a great stadium and you want to get it configured to hold Super Bowl and World Cup finals.”

BUT WHY were every WR’s stats down last year? Losing All Pro LT SMITH for SEVEN games and SEEING DAK GET CLOBBERED is why! That and Dez couldnt separate or get open and WHEN Dak did throw it to him DEZ DROPPED it. Good try as always HATER. Dak got sacked what 9 times in ONE game! But yeah its Daks fault that the WR productions went down last year. And do not forget this team was Always Built around the run, weather it was Murray or Zeke, We built this OLINE to RUN!

“Dez won’t be a distraction” Oh yea, and the sun won’t come up yesterday… One of the more idiotic things Romo has blurted out lately. I’m all for going to bat for your buddy, but try to keep it realistic enough that people will care what you are saying.

“We’re talking about a web back here that is supersized in terms of how explosive he can be,” Stephen Jones said. “We intend to use him just as we’ve used Dunbar in the past. We feel like with Zeke [Ezekiel Elliott] and Rod [Smith] that they fill their roles, and that Tavon can really do some special things for us in addition as well as being a nice threat in the return game.”

The Rams called the Cowboys on Thursday about a possible third-day trade for Austin. The Cowboys did their homework and came to the conclusion that Austin could add “juice” to their offense.

Dallas hopes to get Austin around 12 touches a game, Jones said.

“Obviously, he’s a really talented guy,’ Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He was the eighth player taken in the draft in 2013. Dynamic college football player. One of the issues for him has been his size and how you use him in the NFL. We probably see him as a guy who can be versatile for us. Stephen reference a web back, kind of a dynamic mismatch, running back out of the backfield.
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Doug Marrone embracing high expectations in Jacksonville

After the Jaguars announced quarterback Blake Bortles‘ contract extension, executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin said the deal came with “high expectations” that Bortles will improve in 2018 and beyond.

The Bucs have invested in their offensive line this offseason, and now they have the luxury of looking at either running back (if Barkley is available) or defense with their top-10 pick. Adding Ward to a secondary that already includes Vernon Hargreaves would help keep Tampa Bay competitive against the passing attacks in Atlanta, Carolina and New Orleans.

Chicago has spent big on its offense via free agency, so expect the Bears to favor defense early in the draft. That starts with Edmunds, who can add value to multiple spots on Chicago’s defense inside to complement Leonard Floyd.

In recent months, Ken has found a new purpose by sharing Jamie’s story, speaking to community groups and high schools all across Michigan, educating people not only about the horrors of addiction but also the dangers of insurance scams such as The Florida Shuffle.

“Jamie’s legacy should be to save hundreds of thousands of lives and make everybody aware of what happened to him,” Ken says. “The more people we can make aware than I think we do Jamie’s name proud.”

Live coverage of Rounds 2 and 3 on April 27 (7 p.m. ET) will be shown on four networks: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN and ESPN2. Joel Klatt, Fox’s lead college football analyst, and Charles Davis will join NFL Network’s Peter Schrager and Chris Rose on the coverage.

The van in question is a 2007 Ford E-350. It replaces the Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe he was seen driving around the Tampa area before making this life transition. According to said ESPN report, Hawley decided on a cross country trip after watching the Netflix documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.

The scouts got this one right, although Bradford never developed into the superstar some projected he would. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told McGinn that Bradford was “a tall-stature guy who has that prototypical stand in the pocket,” which seems like a roundabout way of saying that the 6-foot-4 Bradford was tall. The flashpoint was obviously Tebow. bills_068



Report: Giants will take Sam Darnold if he is there

The Giants own the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft later this month, with the chance to either mine an eventual franchise quarterback of the future to replace Eli Manning, or add an elite prospect to a team that finished 3-13 in 2017.

If general manager Dave Gettleman opts to invest the premium pick in a quarterback, people in league circles believe that the Giants have made up their mind on who to choose.

There were concerns at the time about Ryan’s accuracy, but after completing just 59.9 percent of his passes at Boston College, Ryan is up to 64.9 percent as a pro. Brohm, a quantitative darling who completed 65.8 percent of his passes at Louisville, failed to unseat Rodgers and never developed into a successful pro. Flacco rose late up draft boards by virtue of his arm strength, although McGinn astutely noted that the famously quiet Flacco could be characterized as an introvert.

Stafford was another quarterback with a below-average 57.1 completion percentage in college, but he has improved his mechanics and accuracy as a pro, with the move to a short passing scheme under Jim Bob Cooter pushing him closer to 66 percent over the past several seasons in Detroit. Sanchez nearly parlayed his cool demeanor and lone year of college success into coming off the board second to the Rams, only to instead go to the Jets at No. 5 as part of a trade that the Browns somehow still lost.

Making it even better and smarter is the fact that leaked images of the new uniforms already have emerged. Also, the fake new uniforms, while not as good as the leaked new uniforms, are still better than the current uniforms.

An uniform gags on April 1 go, the Colts had the best one ever. Three years ago yesterday, Indy debuted all-white uniforms. Literally, all white. White on white. On White. Everything white. Helmets, logos, letters, numbers.

“From a strategic, football standpoint, how can they scout us?” former Colts tight end Dwayne Allen said in the video, which is still available. “They can’t see our numbers.”

On the other end of the 4/1 spectrum was the “joke” from that same year by Bruce Irvin that he’d been arrested for drunk driving.

This year, Easter saved us from more of the same. Next year, when April 1 lands on a Monday, get ready to be on the lookout for more hijinks.rams_064



How good is Red Sox star Mookie Betts?

In addition to the annual “Snoopy Bowl” against the Jets at MetLife Stadium, the Giants have the opportunity to host some joint practices, which is something that first-year head coach Pat Shurmur has previously said he would like to do during the preseason.

You’ll note that this list doesn’t include Andy Dalton (15 points) or Colin Kaepernick (11). Opinions were split on the class. One scout rather hilariously told McGinn that there were only second- and third-rounders at the position in the pool and bemoaned the fact that there was no Bradford or Freeman. McGinn polled the scouts on Newton’s future, and only two of the 24 said he would become a perennial Pro Bowler. Nine said he would be a solid starter, while another nine said he would play without ever becoming effective. Four said he would be a bust.

The All-Pro tailback believes Arizona’s offense has the potential to reach the heights of the 2015 ” All or Nothing ” season if former Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford avoids the injury bug.

Obviously he’s really aggressive and seeing the ball right now really well. You’ve got to be careful in the strike zone with him, whatever the pitch is. He’s got that look right now when good hitters are in a pretty good groove where they’re kind of hunting that fastball. If you make a mistake with other pitches on the plate they can still do damage with that as well. We’re going to have to be on our game to have success against them and hopefully get in some more favorable counts where we can take advantage a little bit of that aggressiveness. To do that, you’ve got to get in some good counts against a hot hitter right now.

Is Drury still undergoing tests? rams_009



Cousins officially signs 3-year deal with Vikings

Kirk Cousins is officially a Minnesota Viking. The free-agent quarterback signed a three-year contract with the team, his agent, Mike McCartney, confirmed Thursday.

The landmark deal is for three years and $84 million fully guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who also notes Cousins can win another $6 million in bonuses that include Super Bowl-related incentives.

The 29-year-old made one visit once free agency opened. He was wined and dined in Minnesota on Wednesday and spent the following day visiting the team’s facilities. The Vikings will hold an introductory press conference at 3:30 p.m. CT.

They signed Malcolm Butler to a five-year, $61 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. Questions about whether he is worth that kind of money are legitimate, but there is no doubt that he upgrades Tennessee’s defensive backfield. He is a solid No. 1 cornerback who will now be paired with his former Patriots teammate, Logan Ryan. The Titans also signed another former Patriot in Dion Lewis. Lewis proved his true value and versatility last season for the Patriots. He rushed for 896 yards and six touchdowns — both career-high marks. He had 32 catches for 214 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a kick for a score. He should be an excellent complement to the larger Derrick Henry.

Cadet split time with the Bills and New York Jets last season. He rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries in six games with Buffalo and added 13 catches for 93 yards as well. Cadet had just one carry in three games with the Jets. Cadet has spent six years in the NFL with the Bills, Jets, Patriots, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.

Hue Jackson: Tyrod Taylor will start for Browns, and’there is no competition’

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Thursday that Tyrod Taylor will be the team’s starting quarterback in 2018.

“There is no competition,” Jackson told reporters.
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Jazz host Mavericks looking to start new winning streak

Rebuilding momentum becomes the newest task for Utah.

The Jazz had their 11-game winning streak snapped with a loss to Portland in their first game back from the NBA All-Star break. Now they feel a bit of pressure to get back on track against Dallas on Saturday night.

Turnovers were a major culprit behind the 100-81 setback to the Blazers on Friday. Utah coughed up 20 turnovers through four quarters, which led to 22 points for Portland. It kept the Jazz from finding an offensive rhythm as the game progressed.

The deal was the first of what could be several made with Monday’s trade deadline approaching. It came about two weeks after general manager Jeff Gorton announced the Rangers’ moves at the deadline would be with an eye to the future and “not trying to save this season.”

Vigneault acknowledged the announcement has made things “a little awkward,” but he added that players and coaches “all got to focus and we all got to be pros.”

The Rangers, who have missed the postseason just once — in 2010 — since the lockout wiped out the 2005-06 season, are six points behind Columbus for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

So the next season, to give those former rookies a chance to play in the game, the league introduced the first Rookie-Sophomore challenge where they chose the best 10 rookies and best 10 sophomore players to compete against each other. It was a fun game, too, with Steve Francis showing out with 13 points and 11 assists in a 92-83 overtime win.

After that season the game had shifted. Sophomores were here to stay as part of the challenge. It wasn’t until 2012 that we saw another shift in the game to make things a bit more interesting.

A dominating spring that elevates him ahead of Brad Ziegler for the Marlins’ closer role, or a trade of Ziegler, paving the way for Steckenrider to close with practically zero competition. Again, Steckenrider needs to lower his walk rate in order to be a fantasy force in middle relief, but keep in mind that his first-pitch strike rate was 68.2 percent, seventh-best of the 50 relief pitchers who met the column’s criteria.

The country should fare much better than they did in the men’s event, and it starts with the Shib sibs, who have a bronze in PyeongChang from the aforementioned team event.jaguars_014-223x223