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Jerrell Freeman announces retirement

Veteran linebacker Jerrell Freeman announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

“I will be retiring from the NFL today,” Freeman said on social media. “My health and my family are my top priorities. . . . Thank you Bears, Colts, Roughriders, and yes, even the Titans (where I only had a cup of coffee, haha). You will always be like family. It’s been a long and rewarding journey.”

The Bears released Freeman in February.

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For example, after USA Today reported in late March that the Competition Committee found fewer than 10 examples of 2017 plays that would have been penalties a year ago, the NFL told PFT that the information from USA Today was not correct.

“It’s a substantial change,” Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay said at the time. “Lowering their head, creating a different spine angle, and delivering a blow . . . we need to protect all players at all times and say that technique is not allowed. So if you lower your head to initiate contact and you initiate, it’s a foul. . . . It’s one of the most dangerous techniques there is, but yet we’ve allowed it to creep in and it’s now very prevalent. And we need to get it out. And we’re not going to get it out by saying, ‘We need to teach it better,’ we’re going to get it out by penalizing it.”

So it’s going to be applied a lot more extensively than only a handful of times per year, right? Apparently, wrong.

Via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent said Tuesday that, of 40,000 plays from recent years that have been examined by the league, only four hits would have triggered ejections under the new rules.broncos_032_61070dc1e64d4a64-180x180

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