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Will McClay: Dez Bryant was inconsistent, couldn’t win one-on-one

Dez Bryant remains unsigned more than two weeks after the Cowboys released him. The receiver turned down an offer from the Ravens, and no other team publicly has expressed interest in him.

Cowboys scouting chief Will McClay essentially admitted Bryant’s play didn’t match the $12.5 million base and $16.5 million salary cap number Bryant’s contract called for in 2018. Bryant has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he has gone 23 games without a 100-yard game.

Between appearances and practice, NFL cheerleading could easily become a full-time job if teams added a morning practice, or a shift working in the team office before evening practice.

If this was a full-time job, or even just a better-paying part-time job, the women wouldn’t have to balance multiple jobs and drive themselves to exhaustion working a full day and then rushing to a full night of practice.

Ray has 13 sacks in 38 games since joining the Broncos and would be able to position himself well for free agency if he can improve on that production this year. Doing so could require beating out Chubb for playing time and that looks like a tall order given the fanfare that accompanies the rookie into the NFL.

We’d ride in the last bus, and we’d wait to grab our post-game meal until after the players got theirs.

We were viewed ashalf-letes by many of the other student-athletes because we weren’t a competitive team.

But we still got to travel comfortably to the games, we still received varsity letters, and we still had a coach who cared for us.

We were treated with respect and felt like we mattered.broncos_123_b362a4698d66a5eb-180x180

What Giants owner John Mara is saying about Barkley, Beckham

By missing the game against the Giants, Ingram will miss something of a homecoming.

One year ago at this time, there was widespread speculation the Eagles would trade for Ingram.

We know he’s not a polished blocker yet and perhaps he never will be, but if the Dolphins are willing to look past that, I think Gesicki can be an immediate weapon for Tannehill inside the red zone. After years of striking out at tight end with injury-prone underachievers like Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron, I think Miami hit the nail on the head with Gesicki. I consider him a strong dynasty stash and a nice flyer late in drafts with potential for both volume and touchdowns. Which second-year running back do you see making the biggest leap and whose stock will drop the most?

The suspension leaves the Saints’ rushing attack short-handed and gives a larger role to Alvin Kamara, who won the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award in 2017. Kamara started three games and served as an ideal complement to Ingram, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Alabama.

The duo became the first teammates to reach 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season, a feat that helped drive the Saints to the NFC South crown.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune first reported Ingram’s suspension Tuesday.

Ingram will miss home games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns, and road games at the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

Ingram is heading into the final year of his contract. He’s posted consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaigns and scored a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns in 2017. But he could have his role as lead back usurped by Kamara by the time he returns in October and will almost certainly carry the stain of a suspension into the free agent market next year.sharks-028

Did the Buffalo Bills get better or worse so far during the 2018 offseason?

Did the Buffalo Bills get better or worse so far during the 2018 offseason? More The Buffalo Bills have undergone a major face-lift since their wild card playoff exit. Josh Allen is the new face of the team following a well-applauded draft that will alter the franchise’s future for the next decade or more. As is usually the case following the draft; in the spring, a young fan’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of winning football come autumn.

Todd Bowles blown away by rookie Nathan Shepherd’s journey to NFL More With the focus in the locker room following Friday afternoon’s rookie minicamp being defense, the conversation naturally shifted to defensive end Nathan Shepherd’s journey to the NFL. From being forced to drop out of school for monetary reasons, to working numerous jobs so he could get back to college, and eventually winding up at an obscure Division II school in Kansas, Shepherd’s journey to 1 Jets Drive is remarkable, to say the least. It says a lot about the man, Todd Bowles told reporters. He’s determined to succeed no matter what he does. He carries himself, he works that way and I can appreciate that. You always hear about the bad stories.

The Cleveland Browns might draft a quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Tyrod Taylor will be the 29th diffferent starting quarterback for the Browns since 1999, but the franchise can get a long-term solution in the draft. Perhaps that will answer the riddle that has plagued the team at the most-important position.

It’s been reduced to the names and an infamous jersey, but there’s another layer to that. There were several opportunities where the Browns could have done something that might have fixed their quarterback problem. Hindsight is always 20/20, but when looking at scenarios it’s impossible not to wonder how things might be different in Cleveland had even one of these situations unfolded.

Roethlisberger has made it clear that Rudolph won’t see the field anytime soon, stating early this week his intention to play for three or five more years.

In a Friday morning interview with KDKA’s Cook and Poni in Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger expressed further displeasure, questioning the allocation of resources toward another potential quarterback of the future.tigers_057-115x115