July 2016


Former franchise left tackle Eugene Monroe is retiring from football at age 29, he announced Thursday at The Players’ Tribune (ESPN’s Josina Anderson had the news first) and cited health reasons as the biggest concern. Eugene Monroe is walking away from the NFL at age 29. The Baltimore Ravens released Monroe this offseason after three seasons with the team.
Now we get two games per season of what has to be the best personal rivalry in the NFL, Norman vs. New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham. Norman and Beckham played the feud last season when Norman was with the Carolina Panthers, fighting often during a late-season game between the teams.
The NFL will be hiring a full-time chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players' union and league committees. The new hire will replace Dr. Elliot Pellman, who is retiring after 30 years in the league, and will have expanded duties. Pellman mostly played an administrative role that included communication with NFL clubs regarding health and safety protocols.
Muhammad Wilkerson will be ready for the regular season. Fresh off signing a new multiyear contract, Wilkerson expressed his confidence on Wednesday that he will be on the field for the New York Jets' season opener against Cincinnati on Sept. 11. Wilkerson's deal is worth more than $85 million, including $37 million in guarantees through the first two years.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Robert Ayers is listed at 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds – size he needs to tangle with offensive linemen on a week-to-week basis. The 30-year old, who joined the Bucs earlier this year after totaling 14 sacks in 24 games over the 2014-15 seasons with the New York Giants, is one of a growing number of NFL players using yoga to stay flexible. Ayers and several teammates have been taking classes at a facility in Tampa staying in shape while they wait for training camp to start later this month.
The father of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston told ESPN.com that Winston has lost 20 pounds in an intense summer workout with noted trainer Tim Grover. In addition, Jameis reportedly has changed his eating habits, too, cutting out potato chips and other high-fat snacks and refraining from after 7 p.m, per his dad.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent tight end Emil Igwenagu, clearing room on their 90-man roster by putting quarterback Josh Woodrum on waivers Tuesday.
Ryan Clady trying to prevent such things. As NFL teams head to training camp, nearly all of them have key players they desperately need to return to health. Along with Flacco and Suggs, they lost half-dozen regulars, including playmakers Steve Smith Sr. and Justin Forsett.
Coach Tom Coughlin, former general manager Ernie Accorsi and recently retired defensive end Justin Tuck are being inducted into the New York Giants' Ring of Honor. The Giants announced Tuesday that the trio will be honored on Nov. 14 at a halftime ceremony of a game at MetLife Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals. The honor for Coughlin comes less than a year after the man who led the Giants to two Super Bowls agreed to leave the team after missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Ernie Accorsi, the team’s general manager who hired him in 2004, and defensive end Justin Tuck, drafted in 2005 – will be inducted into the ring on Nov. 14, when the Giants host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. “It was a great privilege to be the 16th head coach of the New York Giants, and it’s a privilege and a tremendous honor to be a part of those great names in Giant folklore that are in the Ring of Honor,” Coughlin said, via the team website.

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