Texans keep Mike Vrabel by giving him a promotion

Texans assistant coach Mike Vrabel had interest from other teams but will stay in Houston and be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

The odd part about this move is that there wasn’t an opening for defensive coordinator in Houston. Romeo Crennel held that spot and now will be shifted to another role, reportedly as an assistant head coach. It’s unclear what his duties will be and whether Crennel, who’ll turn 70 before next season, will continue to call defensive plays.

According to MMQB’s Albert Breer, Vrabel, 41, received interest from the Chargers and Redskins for the same position. The Texans didn’t want to lose their talented coach, so they decided this was the best option for everyone.

Vrabel, a former Patriots linebacker, began his coaching career at Ohio State. He then became the linebackers coach for Houston in 2014 and has held that position until now.

Tom Brady did a Tom Brady thing. New England’s first touchdown came from a mismatch, a linebacker trying to cover a running back out of the backfield. The Patriots’ second offensive touchdown came the same way, this time to James White on a wheel route. Brady’s throw, as we’ve come to expect, was Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China perfect. The 19-yard score capped a nine-play, 90 yard drive. 24-13, Patriots.

There’s the Brock Osweiler we know. The Houston quarterback had avoided turnovers until the 7:19 mark in the third quarter, when his deep pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins was picked off by Devin McCourty. The New England safety returned the interception four yards to the Patriots’ 44-yard line.

Jordy Nelson injury update: Packers WR still unlikely to play in NFC championship vs. Falcons

At this point, it’s highly unlikely the Packers’ Jordy Nelson will take the field Sunday against the Falcons in the NFC championship in Atlanta.

The Green Bay Packers will be traveling to the Georgia Dome to Cheap Goalie Jerseys face the Falcons for the NFC title game, but Nelson’s broken ribs will likely keep him sidelined. According to sources at ESPN, it would be extremely difficult for Nelson to play just two weeks after he sustained the broken ribs. He wasn’t cleared to play in Green Bay’s 34-31 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson would be reevaluated Monday.

The Chargers played their inaugural season of 1960 in Los Angeles, but they moved to San Diego a year later and have been there the past 55 years.

The ESPN report said the Chargers will begin play in Los Angeles in the 2017 season.

Instead of sharing the Los Angeles Coliseum with the Rams and USC, the Chargers will play Cheap High Quality Jerseys at the StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., before joining the Rams at their new Inglewood stadium in 2019, Pro Football Talk reported late Wednesday

Spanos does not want to be in business with Rams owner Stan Kroenke, and certainly doesn’t want to be Kroenke’s tenant, but after failed meetings with San Diego’s mayor and city council, he was out of options.

The final Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium was a 37-27 loss to the Chiefs on Jan. 1 to close a 5-11 season.

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as coach

Vance Joseph met with the Broncos on Tuesday and returned to Denver’s facility Wednesday. There and then, he was given an offer to become the team’s next head coach.

Joseph, who served as Miami’s offensive coordinator in 2016, accepted the offer.

I told my wife this is pretty much my last year,Hester said after Cheap Euro Jerseys the game, via NBC Sports. I was hoping for a run to the Super Bowl. The only thing that I left out of this game is walking away without getting a ring. Its tough.

Despite his Super Bowl dreams falling short, Hester put on a fantastic final performance, as he returned five kickoffs for 194 yards and had an impressive 80-yard punt return which called back by Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl a penalty.

Hester, 34, was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent his first eight seasons in Chicago. He went on to have stints with the Ravens and Falcons before signing with the Seahawks earlier this month for the postseason.

The four-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro has a case as a future Hall of Fame candidate, as he holds the NFL record for combined return touchdowns (20), punt return touchdowns (14) and return touchdowns in a season (6).

One thing that has helped Ryan is the addition of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in 2015. The Falcons were seventh in total offense last season, but those yards didn’t translate to points as Atlanta was 21st in scoring at 21.2 points per game.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff said earlier this month that Ryan spent a lot of time in the offseason to ‘get everyone on the proverbial same page in Shanahan’s system.’

Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter’s assault charges dropped

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office says it will pursue only summary disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness charges against Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter after reviewing video of a scuffle Sunday outside a Pittsburgh bar.

Today our office was able to view surveillance video showing multiple angles of the events that led to the arrest of Steelers coach Joey Porter, the office said in a statement.

Ryan is the first Falcons player to earn the MVP award in its 43-year existence.

He started in all 16 games for the Falcons and passed for a franchise-record 4,944 yards with 38 touchdowns, both of which are second in the league.

Ryan also boasts the third-best NFL completion percentage this season with 69.9 and he led all quarterbacks with a 117.1 passer rating.

Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack was also honored by the PFWA Wednesday, earning the Defensive Player of the Year award.

With 11 sacks and 77 total tackles this season, Mack became the first Raiders player to earn the accolade.

Ryan and the Falcons will take on the Packers in the Georgia Dome on Sunday for a chance to play in Super Bowl LI.

It worked as the Falcons saw an uptick of 42 yards per game to rank second and averaged an additional 12 points per game.

‘It really came together this year,’ Dimitroff said before Atlanta’s win over the Seahawks in the divisional round. ‘It was really fun to see. This is a big year for him playoff-wise, and I think Matt has really continued to grow.’

Like Eli Manning and Joe Flacco before him, Ryan Cheap Dodgers Jerseys can for the most part silence Cheap Eagles Jerseys remaining critics with the Super Bowl victory that is missing from his impressive resume.

Chargers logo, player booed at Clippers-Lakers game

Montgomery’s production at Stanford extended beyond his 2,125 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 172 catches. He averaged an absurd 8.6 yards per rushing attempt, and he became the school’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 2,493. His 5,190 career all-purpose yards were the fourth most in Cardinal history.

His college accomplishments and eventual draft selection did not come thanks to his speed (4.55 40-yard dash at the Combine), his vertical (40.5 inches), his hand size (10 1/8), height (6-0) or any draft-process measurables. They came because Montgomery is good at football crazy, we know.

He’s a natural runner, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari told NFL.com at the Pro Bowl. People take the idea of being a wide receiver a little too literal. He was a big wide receiver, almost 230 (pounds). He’s solid. So when we saw him running, able to break tackles, he looked natural. He’s just an athlete. You put him in a spot and he’ll mold to that.

The Chargers didn’t receive the warmest welcome at their first public presentation on Saturday.

During the Clippers-Lakers game at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo was displayed on the video screen before being promptly booed by the crowd.

Things got even more awkward when the screen shifted to Chargers tight end Jeff Cumberland. After briefly waving to the camera, he received a mix of boos and applause.

The Chargers debuted their new look on Thursday, but it was immediately criticized for Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys its resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ logo. The team announced yesterday it had Cheap Braves Jerseys dropped the design.

Chargers are due for a rebound in 2017, but it may not be enough

Philip Rivers’ career has entered the downslope of his bell curve, but he remains one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the league. After all, few other quarterbacks could have turned Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman into a 1-2 punch that can gain nearly 1,900 receiving yards.

The Chargers have invested heavily in the twilight of their 35-year-old star passer’s career, surrounding him with the kind of talent designed to gash the hard-hitting defenses waiting in the AFC West. Their 2015 first-round pick Melvin Gordon finally showed the skill that made him an All-American at Wisconsin, and 2016 brought tight end Hunter Henry to serve as Antonio Gates’ heir apparent.

John Elway, another all-time great who Luck is often compared to because of their Stanford roots and similar skills, won his two Super Bowls in his late 30s, but he had appeared in his first two by age 27.

Peyton Manning, the Colts legend who was jettisoned when Luck was drafted, won his first Super Bowl at 29 and appeared in three more title games in his 30s, including his Super Bowl 50 victory with Denver. Brett Favre in Green Bay had been to two Super Bowls and was victorious in one by age 28.

As was the case for Fouts with the Chargers and Moon with the Oilers, both of whom made the playoffs multiple times, a key question is whether the Colts have surrounded their sixth-year signal caller with enough talent to get to the promised land.

Another key question: Will Luck be healthy enough after January surgery on Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal his Cheap Jerseys MLB throwing shoulder to start the season-opener on the road against the Rams?

James Harrison has already been drug tested 3 times this offseason

James Harrison turned 39 last month, but he still managed to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers in sacks during the 2016 season with five.

That kind of longevity is especially rare on the defensive side of the ball — only Tom Brady and a few specialists are older active players — so the NFL is making sure that it’s Harrison’s intense workout routines, and nothing unnatural, that have kept the Steelers pass rusher going.

Kaepernick has been a lightning rod of controversy since he made news with his national anthem protest. The NFL remains divided on whether to sign him — Giants owner John Mara said he’s been receiving mail from fans who don’t want their team to sign him, while Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had high praise for Kaepernick, saying he’s “a starter in this league.” Kaepernick worked out with the Seahawks this week for a potential job, but it remains to be seen if that will evolve into a signing.

Despite the drama surrounding Kaepernick’s future in the NFL, it’s clear the impact he cares about the most is the one he’s making with fans around the country. It’s tangible — from the rally in New York City, to handing out suits outside a parole office, to receiving boxes upon boxes of supportive Cheap Jerseys In Toronto letters. It’s easy to imagine that his activism will continue even after he’s done donating $1 million of his salary, that even if he won’t kneel during the national anthem anymore, he’ll do what he can to Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys keep the conversation going.

John Lynch’s honesty provides Colin Kaepernick, 49ers a breath of fresh air

For some reason there’s a powerful, viral strain of honesty running through NFL team front offices this week. Teams suddenly are telling the truth about Colin Kaepernick, who is still unemployed on June 1, nearly three months into free agency.

Giants owner John Mara’s revelations were more on the aggravating side (not to mention disingenuous in light of his own history with supposed “problem” players). 49ers general manager John Lynch, however, was refreshing in correcting the record.

It’s another sign that Lynch’s lack of experience in the job is not going to be a hindrance, and that he’s what that team, and the NFL, actually needed. The first sign was his public undressing of the Bears on draft night. This may be even more consequential — it will have no bearing on the field for his team, but is invaluable to his and the 49ers’ integrity.

Breaking them up for any reason other than them not playing well enough anymore is foolish. Just as foolish: Failing to appreciate them for fully being themselves in a sport that goes to great lengths to suppress that.

Sherman, Wilson, Bennett, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Doug Baldwin, the leftover spirit of Marshawn Lynch … you don’t muzzle them, tame them, squeeze them into a box, tell them to walk one path in one formation.

Belichick has been accused of concussion ignorance in the past. Former Patriot Ted Johnson in 2007 claimed the coach “subjected him to hard hits” while the linebacker recovered from a concussion.

Soon after Bündchen’s claims, Brady’s agent, Don Yee, released Cheap Elite Jerseys a Cheap Flag Football Jerseys statement saying his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell echoed that when he was asked about Brady at the NFL spring meetings in Chicago.

Bills RB Jonathan Williams found not guilty in DUI case

The Bucs did spend a little on this line, signing 29-year-old former Redskins 3-4 end Chris Baker to complement Gerald McCoy as a 4-3 tackle. McCoy has needed veteran support at this level for a while, and the strength of a good unit will lie inside.

William Gholston and Robert Ayers will remain the starters at end, but expect the Bucs to dial up their usage of second-year man Noah Spence to be a bigger force in edge pass-rushing situations. The team should build on the 38 sacks (tied for 9th in the NFL) it had last season. Baker’s impact should also be felt against the run, where the Bucs were below average last season.

Given Matt Forte’s age (31) at his position and what has happened to the roster around him, the veteran back’s status is a bit of a surprise. Then again, the Jets don’t have much behind him.

Bilal Powell returns as the No. 2 man on the depth chart, and New York added Elijah McGuire in the sixth round of the draft. Morton is expected to use all three in a committee approach.

Bills running back Jonathan Williams has been found not guilty on a charge of driving while intoxicated stemming from July 2016.

The lack of a positive blood test that proved Williams was driving intoxicated is what led to the not guilty verdict, according to TMZ Sports .

“The prosecution simply didn’t have enough evidence to prove he was intoxicated,” Williams’ lawyer, Shake Wilkinson, told TMZ.

Williams was driving in Fayetteville, Ark., when he was pulled over. Police said they noticed an odor of alcohol coming from Williams and that his eyes were bloodshot.

Williams said he only had one beer earlier in the night and Wholesale Jerseys China refused Victor Cruz Cheap Jerseys to take a breathalyzer test, which led to him being arrested.

In his rookie season with the Bills, Williams, a fifth-round draft pick, rushed for 94 yards with one touchdown on 27 carries.

Terrell Owens dropped too many passes, says hall of fame voter

Once again, Terrell Owens did not make the hall of fame, despite finishing with career stats equaled by only a couple of other receivers in NFL history.

While many people, including Owens, have harshly criticized the Pro Football Hall of Fame Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys Selection Committee, one voter spoke up Friday to defend the decision, explaining why the receiver didn’t get his vote: Owens dropped too many passes.

Jeremy Sprinkle of Arkansas might be more talented than Hunter Henry was a year ago, but intelligence concerns and his Belk Bowl incident are the two things multiple agents/NFL scouts conveyed to me as to why he won’t be a top-three-rounder. Sleeper tight end to watch: Alabama State’s Brandon Barnes.

Houston’s Tyus Bowser hasn’t gotten a ton of love this year, and part of that is because he missed six games after his teammate accidentally punched him in the eye and fractured his orbital bone. Bowser played both linebacker spots, dropped into zone coverage surprisingly well and was a tremendous pass rusher when he worked off the edge. If you project his stats over a full 13 games: 87 tackles, 22.5 TFL, 15.5 sacks. His sacks and TFL numbers would’ve been the best in FBS. He’s a Day 2 lock, a likely second-rounder, and a darkhorse first-rounder.