June 2015


Other players include Saints CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Cowboys defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence.
Looking back on his first four seasons with the New York Giants, cornerback Prince Amukamara is a bit frustrated. The only season Amukamara played in all 16 games was 2013, not the way to gain recognition. ''I definitely feel like I have the potential, but I can't say that I am elite,'' Amukamara said after Monday's voluntary workout.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has given up offseason golf to keep his back healthy. The 35-year-old Romo, who underwent two back surgeries in 2013, has taken part in all six of the organized team activities during the last two weeks. "Well, I love football," Romo told reporters last week.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn't have a lot to say Wednesday about the remarks he made last month regarding his former coach, Chip Kelly, in ESPN The Magazine. McCoy had said the Philadelphia Eagles' coach may make some of his roster decisions based on race, hence his trading McCoy to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso in March and last year's release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Everything in Philadelphia is over, and I have nothing more to say about it.
The Oakland Raiders have waived/injured seventh-round draft pick Andre Debose because of an Achilles tendon injury. Holliday had three kickoff returns for 83 yards with San Francisco and two punt returns and two kickoff returns with the Buccaneers.
New York Giants rookie safety Landon Collins wore No. 26 in college to honor the late Sean Taylor, who wore the number during his career at the University of Miami. Collins, who has called Taylor his idol , wants to keep honoring the former safety as he begins NFL career. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is back: Sign up for a league today! ] The Giants and Collins announced Tuesday on Twitter that Collins has changed his number to 21, the number Taylor wore during his NFL career with the Washington Redskins. In honor of his role model, the late Sean Taylor, Safety Landon Collins has changed his jersey from No. 27 to No. 21 pic.twitter.com/h12yv7Awzq — New York Giants (@Giants) June 2, 2015 To allow Collins to wear No. 21, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie switched his jersey number from No. 21 to No. 41. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will wear No. 41 #GiantsPride pic.twitter.com/f8SbwGy7m2 — New York Giants (@Giants) June 2, 2015 “Want to give a big thanks to my big bro DRC for blessing me with the number of my idol Sean Taylor,” Collins wrote on Twitter . “Means the world!” Collins, an Alabama product, was picked by the Giants in the second round (No. 33 overall) in the 2015 draft. He’s expected to earn a starting role.  - - - - - - - Sam Cooper is a contributor for the Yahoo Sports blogs. Have a tip? Email him or follow him on Twitter! Follow @SamDCooper
The Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton are close to a long-term contract extension likely to run through the 2020 season, according to multiple reports. Newton is scheduled to earn $14.67 million this season after the club picked up his fifth-year option. ESPN 730 radio in Charlotte -- owned by former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney -- reported that Newton's new deal, based on the current market, is likely to be worth between $20 million and $21 million a year.
Rattled but mostly unhurt, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford said he's just happy to be alive after totaling a rented car on the New Jersey Turnpike early Monday as he tried to return home for practice from watching the birth of a daughter in California. Weatherford posted a picture of the mangled car on Instagram after the 3:30 a.m. crash (http://bit.ly/1AFSikk ), saying it wrecked as he hit ''a massive body of water'' going about 70 mph. ''I hydroplane, slam into the median, get blasted in the face by the air bags,'' Weatherford said. ''Before I could call I looked behind me and heard the splash.'' Weatherford roused the unconscious, bloody driver, then helped him out of the car where they waited for New Jersey State Police.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- - The idea is simple: get as many as 80,000 people into MetLife Stadium as quickly and efficiently as possible in the most secure manner. Beginning this week, the home of the New York Giants and Jets and site of dozens of other mega-events will use walk-through metal detectors at all gates. It's less intrusive,'' said Danny DeLorenzi, director of security and safety services at MetLife Stadium, which opened in 2010.

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