Bengals’ owner Mike Brown: I don’t regret standing behind Adam Jones



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CINCINNATI — Bengals owner Mike Brown jersey isn’t backing down on his stance to stand behind cornerback Adam Jones jersey, and he’s prepared to live with whatever outcome results from that decision.

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“The history is what it is,” Brown said Tuesday of Jones, who has a long history of off-the-field issues. “Some of these things are more serious than others. Do I wish that we had to publicly defend him? No. But I have elected to do it and I don’t regret it. wholesale jersey We’ll see how it ends up. Maybe it’ll turn out the way I want to, maybe it’ll go amiss. We’ll see. It’s up to him now.”

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Brown did not say whether the team ever considered releasing Jones, who is expected to maintain his starting role at outside cornerback this year.

Cheap Demarcus Lawrence jersey “I’m not going to say something wasn’t discussed, something wasn’t considered. But what we did is what we did, and I’ll take responsibility for it,” Brown said.

Jones, 33, has been with the Bengals since 2010 and eventually worked his way into a starting role. Last year, he was voted a defensive captain by his teammates for the first time in his career. He has two years remaining on the three-year, $22 million contract signed in 2016.

He will lose more than $400,000 in salary and bonuses for his one-week suspension.

Brown did not make excuses for Jones and his conduct, bluntly stating that what happened was “embarrassing.”

Brown then elaborated.

“We’ve had him here going into eight years now. He’s had incidents, this last one, he was drunk and disorderly. There’s no excuse for that. He made an ass out of himself,” Brown said. “He embarrassed himself, his family, he embarrassed the team, he embarrassed the National Football League. He knows that. He has paid a dear price, both in the judicial system — he went to jail for a couple of days — at the league level, where he has been suspended. That’s expensive, unless you don’t think a few hundred thousand dollars is expensive …

“And most of all, he’s suffered in the court of public opinion. … It’s been a real slap on the face for him. He has paid a dear, dear price. I like him. I like him personally. I think he’s a good player. I think he can overcome this and I’m prepared to give him a chance to do it. And if I’m wrong on it, I’ll take the responsibility. And that’ll be the end of it. But I’m going to give him this chance.”

Dolphins sign Alterraun Verner, place Koa Misi on IR



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DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins jersey signed veteran cornerback Alterraun Verner jersey two days before the start of training camp, the team announced on Tuesday.

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To make room for the move, Miami placed former starting linebacker Koa Misi jersey jersey on injured reserve. Misi is still recovering from a neck injury that forced him to miss 13 games last season.

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The Dolphins were looking for veteran depth in the secondary before training camp and worked out several cornerbacks in recent days.

Wholesale Lamarcus Joyner jersey “So many people tell me you can’t find enough corners,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said earlier Tuesday before signing Verner. “So we’re checking guys out, but we do that quite a bit with a lot of positions.”

Alterraun Verner jersey will continue his NFL career in Florida with the Dolphins instead of the Buccaneers, who released him earlier this year. Cliff Welch/Icon SportswireMisi underwent surgery on his neck in the offseason. He accepted a pay cut earlier this season to stay with the team.

The Buccaneers released Verner on Feb. 23. He started just three games during the 2016 season.

The arrival of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, who was drafted 11th overall last year, and the signing of Brent Grimes jersey jersey had signified that the Buccaneers would likely part ways with Verner under defensive coordinator Mike Smith.

Verner’s best game last season came when, just 48 hours after his father died of a heart attack, he recorded an interception and two pass breakups in the Bucs’ 14-5 win over the Seattle Seahawks jersey.

ESPN’s Jenna Laine contributed to this report.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen reports, says holdout ‘not fair’ to team



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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers jersey tight end Greg Olsen jersey jersey reported to training camp on Tuesday, saying it would have been selfish to hold out while seeking a new deal.

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“I just didn’t think it was right for me to put my situation and my own personal best interest above that of the team,” Olsen said after arriving at Wofford College. “If I didn’t show up here today and I caused a big stink, what would have come from that was not fair to everybody.

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Panthers veterans Thomas Davis jersey, left, and Greg Olsen jersey jersey are still seeking contract extensions as training camp opens for Carolina. Jim Dedmon/Icon SportswireLast season, Olsen became the first tight end in NFL history to gain at least 1,000 receiving yards in three straight years. He has been seeking an extension of his contract, which runs through 2018. He ranks seventh among tight ends with an average salary of $7.5 million per year.

Wholesale Manny Lawson jersey He said holding out was on the table at one point. After general manager Dave Gettleman was fired eight days ago and Marty Hurney was hired on an interim basis, Olsen didn’t want to add to the “chaos that went on.”

“I just didn’t think my selfishness would do any good for the betterment of the team,” Olsen said.

“The reality is I’m here at camp, ready to go as I always am, ready to have as good if not a better season than I’ve had. … Nothing that has transpired over the last couple of months at any point impacted that.”

He is seeking an extension that would put him among the best-paid tight ends in the NFL. Seattle’s Jimmy Graham jersey tops the list with an average of $10 million per year.

“Obviously, we feel strong about where we were in those discussions,” Olsen said. “I’m also respectful of where the team comes and all those things considered.

“I just didn’t think it was fair [to hold wholesale jersey out]. I didn’t think it was fair to Marty. I didn’t think it was fair to the team. I didn’t think it was fair to Mr. [Jerry] Richardson, the organization, the players, these young guys … this first time they meet me I’m adding more distraction than I’m worth.”

Olsen, 32, is one of two team captains seeking an extension. The other is outside linebacker Thomas Davis jersey, who had begun discussions before Gettleman was fired.

Davis, 34, didn’t speak to reporters on Tuesday.

Coach Ron Rivera said it was good to see Olsen and Davis report with their contract situations unsettled.

“The thing that it shows is this part is business,” he said. “It’s not a personal thing. It’s about business and they’re professionals and they know what they have to do. We as an organization have got to be able to work things out with them, and we’ll see how it goes.”

Rivera said it sets the tone for the team having both here.

“In spite of what’s going on or what has gone on, these guys are here to do what they need to do.”

Gettleman’s history of taking a tough stance in signing older veterans — combined with Davis and Olsen seeking extensions — led to his firing, multiple team sources have told ESPN.com.

Olsen said his relationship with Gettleman was good.

“We might not always have seen eye to eye on things,” he said. “But as far as the respect level between the two of us, strictly, I didn’t ever think there was an issue.

“He treated me with respect and we gave him the respect in return.”

While Olsen still wants a new deal, he didn’t sound optimistic that would happen.

“Starting now my focus is on having the best training camp we can, having the best training camp I can,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, all that stuff is over now.

“Obviously, we tried to get something done. It didn’t work out. Now I’ll play out my contract and try to win a Super Bowl.”

Ex-coach Gary Kubiak returning to Broncos as a scouting adviser



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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gary Kubiak has said, “I’ll always be a Bronco,” and the Denver Broncos jersey made it official that he will continue to have a role with the franchise.

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Kubiak, 55, has returned to Denver as a senior personnel adviser, the team said.

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“It’s an honor for me to continue to be part of this great organization,” Kubiak said in a statement. “John [Elway] and I talked long ago about any opportunity like this, and I’m very happy to be able to contribute on the personnel side.

“I said when I left that I still wanted to be involved in football. This gives me an opportunity to be involved with the game, and I’m excited to get to work.”

Kubiak will participate in player evaluations, and while he will be based in Texas, he will make several trips to the team’s complex in suburban Denver.

After two seasons as the Broncos’ head coach, during which the team went 21-11 and won Super Bowl 50, Kubiak stepped down from his post in January. But he hinted at a return to football in some kind of scouting role in an interview with ESPN in Houston in February.

“With as much experience as he has evaluating players, Gary’s going to be a tremendous resource for our personnel department,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway jersey said in the statement. “He’ll primarily help on the college side and assist us in free agency as well.”

Gark Kubiak was 21-11 as the Broncos’ coach the past two seasons and led the franchise to a victory in Super Bowl 50. Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY SportsKubiak has extensive ties to Elway and the Broncos’ staff. Elway, who just agreed to a five-year contract extension Monday, was Kubiak’s road roommate when the two were players. Kubiak was an eighth-round draft pick by the Broncos in 1983 — the same year Elway was acquired wholesale jersey in a trade.

Kubiak also served as Elway’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1995 to 1998, and Broncos first-year coach Vance Joseph was an assistant on Kubiak’s staff with the Houston Texans jersey. Kubiak was the Texans’ coach from 2006 to 2013, going 61-64.

Joseph has called Kubiak “one of my biggest mentors and a great person” and earlier this year Kubiak said Joseph was “a great choice” as the team’s new coach. Kubiak also coached Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave during their playing careers.

Kubiak spent a night in the hospital last season after the Broncos’ Oct. 9 loss to the Atlanta Falcons jersey. He was diagnosed with a “complex migraine condition” and was away from the team for a week after his hospital stay, missing an Oct. 13 game in San Diego.

Kubiak also had a mini-stroke in 2013 when he collapsed during a game while coaching the Texans. Kubiak returned to the sideline later that month and was fired later that season.

Earlier this year he said of his decision to quit coaching: “It’s been good, I know I did the right thing. I knew what I was doing and I made a commitment and I said, ‘You know I need to take a step back, take a break here.’ And so I feel good. Everybody asks me if I’m OK health-wise, and I’m fine. I know the demands of coaching and what they entail and what they entail for me and I just thought I need to take a break. I feel good and I’m really excited about what’s next. I’m not in a hurry, but I’m talking to a lot of people and I’m going to … go get after it and chase that just like I did coaching.”

Brandon Linder to make $10M annually over 5-year extension, source says



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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jaguars have signed Brandon Linder jersey jersey to a five-year contract extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid center in terms of annual salary.

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Linder’s contract, which runs through the 2022 season, will pay him slightly more than $10 million annually, according to a league source.

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“I’m just excited that I get to play my career here,” Linder said on a conference call. “That’s something that I wanted to do. Now I get five more years in this organization. I couldn’t get any happier.

Cheap Jason Weaver jersey “I just wanted to get it done before camp so we could just focus on football, focus on winning some football games here.”

The Jaguars, who begin training camp Thursday, selected Linder in the third round of the 2014 draft.

Linder has started all 32 games in which he has played. He started 18 games at right guard: 15 as a rookie and three in 2015 before suffering a labral tear in his left shoulder that landed him on injured reserve.

Linder was moved to center prior to the wholesale jersey 2016 season. He started 14 games, missing two because of knee and ankle injuries.

Linder’s extension was first reported by NFL Network.

Michael Vick working with Chiefs because he’s interested in coaching



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Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has expressed an interest in coaching, so he is working as a coaching intern this summer for Kansas City Chiefs jersey coach Andy Reid.

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Vick spent 13 seasons in the NFL, the first six with the Atlanta Falcons jersey, who recently honored him.

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In May, Vick told the Howard Eskin Podcast wholesale jersey that he’d talked with Reid about coaching alongside him.

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Vick was the first and only quarterback to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a season in league history. His time with the Falcons came to an abrupt end in 2007 when he was sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a dogfighting operation.

He returned to play for the Eagles, was named Comeback Player of the Year in 2010 and made the Pro Bowl for the fourth time in 2010.

Sammie Coates has knee scope, will miss start of training camp



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PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates jersey will miss the start of training camp after undergoing a knee scope last week, a source told ESPN.

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Coates, who suffered a knee injury while training in the offseason, is a candidate for the physically unable to perform list but could return in mid-August, depending how the knee heals.

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The third-round pick from 2015 will compete for a spot in the Steelers’ vertical passing game.

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After full offseason, Dez Bryant ready for big regular season



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OXNARD, California — For nearly 30 minutes Monday afternoon, Dez Bryant jersey jersey leaned back on a fence, helmet propped up on the top of his head, the picture of contentment.

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Bryant’s past two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys jersey have not been his best. In 2015, a broken foot and knee injury limited him to nine games. A year ago, he suffered a tibial plateau fracture and missed three games.

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“I tell you this: I feel way better than those last few training camps just because of the fact of both those training camps, I had no OTAs, no nothing. Coach Garrett didn’t want me to do anything just because he wanted me to get myself together, which I respect. (This year) got an opportunity to get into OTAs, do the entire minicamp. I did that. Come into here, I feel good. I feel great and as the days go on, I’m just looking forward to tomorrow, man. Look forward to tomorrow, the next day, the next day, the next day all the way up to Sept. 10.”

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His production dropped. He had 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. He had 50 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

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And that does not upset him.

“What a lot of these people out here don’t understand, hey, man, we’re not a pass-friendly offense,” Bryant said. “That’s no disrespect. I respect what we do around here and I accepted that. But when the ball comes my way I’m going to do what I got to do. Like, I don’t think nobody has been more productive with wholesale jersey the amount of targets that I get. I don’t get as many, and I’m not complaining. But at the same time, if I was getting that many passes I’ll be doing that much damage as well.”

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Bryant turns 29 in November and is entering his eighth season. He is not worried about what happened the past two seasons.

“Because it’s 2017,” he said. “It’s not 2016, ’15, or ’14. It’s 2017. That year hasn’t started yet. We’re just going to see what happens. Like I said, I feel good. You’re going to see at the end of the year.”

Jason Garrett repeats answer 10 times in response to Lucky Whitehead move



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On whether the decision to cut Whitehead was based on the idea of the arrest:

Garrett: Yesterday we made a decision we felt was the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey. We’re going to stand by that decision. We’re going to move on.

On whether it is fair to Whitehead to say the same thing over and over:

Garrett: It’s the truth. We made a decision we felt was in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey.

On whether there are some people working for the Dallas Cowboys jersey who are just too stupid to work for this team:

Garrett: I’ll stand by the statement that I made. We made a decision yesterday that we felt was in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey. We’re going to stand by that decision. We’re going to move forward.

On sending the wrong message by rushing to judgment:

Garrett: Yesterday we made a decision that we felt that was in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey. We’re going to stand by that decision. We’re going to move forward.

On why the decision wasn’t made before camp:

Garrett: Again, guys, I’m not going to continue to address this. We made a decision that we felt was in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey. We’re going to stand by that decision and we’re going to move on.

On whether he knows something the media doesn’t:

Garrett: We know lot a lot of things about our players that you guys don’t know.

On why, if team officials knew more, Whitehead was on the team in the first place:

Garrett: Guys, we made a decision yesterday that we felt was in the best interest of our team. And in evaluating the particular situation and the context of that situation, we felt like we made a decision in regards to Lucky that was right for our team. And we stand by that decision.

On whether Garrett was happy it turned out Whitehead was not involved:

Garrett: I think the best thing for Lucky is to have a clean slate. And he’ll have a new opportunity somewhere else. That’s good for him. And again, it’s in the best interest of our football team.

On whether Whitehead said he did not do it:

Garrett: We had a number of conversations regarding this. And again, we made a decision that we think is in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey.

On why others with issues are still on the roster:

Garrett: Guys, this will be the last time I’ll say it. I appreciate your interest in it. We made a decision yesterday in regards to Lucky Whitehead jersey that we think is in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys jersey. We’re standing that by that decision. We’re going to move forward. If you have any other football questions, I’m happy to answer them.

He was met with silence.

Cam Newton still on the mend but won’t be carrying excess weight into 2017



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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers jersey quarterback Cam Newton jersey jersey joked a few years ago that he hadn’t weighed his listed 245 pounds since his final season at Auburn in 2010.

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The most common weight associated with the 2015 NFL MVP the past few seasons has been 260 pounds, and even that at times seemed on the light end for the 6-foot-5 player.

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Cheap Kaleb Ramsey jersey “I’m pretty excited about where he is right now,” Rivera said of Newton’s conditioning.

Rivera also is excited about his quarterback’s confidence, which he said during NFL owners meetings needed rebuilding after a 6-10 campaign in which Newton statistically had his worst season.

He said this even though Newton hasn’t thrown in practice since the end of last season.

“I think it’s very high right now, and part of it is because of all the work he’s put in this year,” Rivera said of Newton’s confidence. “He has done a great job. He’s had a tremendous offseason. And from what I hear on how things went in Baltimore, his confidence level is very high.

“Now as we go into training camp and start playing, I believe he’ll just build it every day.”

Newton hasn’t been cleared to practice fully. He will be on a pitch count at least early in training camp while he rebuilds strength in the shoulder. The most he’s thrown since the surgery came last week with several wholesale jersey of his receivers at the Under Armour facility in Baltimore.

Rivera wouldn’t say what the pitch count would be, only that Newton will continue to work with team trainer Ryan Vermillion and the doctors during camp.

“Cam will do what he’s slated to do,” Rivera said. “He had a good week last week from what I understand. I’m excited to see him in action.”