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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger informed the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday that he will be back for a 14th season. Days after the Steelers lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in January, Roethlisberger hinted he might have played his last game. Big Ben, as expected, officially put to rest any speculation about his future with an announcement on Twitter.
Tony Romo is retiring from the Dallas Cowboys to replace another former quarterback in Phil Simms as lead analyst for CBS. The network announced Tuesday that Romo will be paired with Jim Nantz on Thursday night and Sunday games next season. The former 10-year starter considered multiple network offers while also deciding whether to keep playing after losing the Dallas job to rookie Dak Prescott last season.
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: After collecting only 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks in his first three seasons combined, Charlton broke out in 2016 in a major way with 13 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. Michigan DE Taco Charlton had a big game against Ohio State.
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted.
Everson Walls doesn't want to talk about The Catch, and not just because he wasn't the one catching the ball. ''It's not fresh anymore,'' Walls said. It angers him every time he hears about ''a suicide or illness you know is related to the game we love,'' Walls said.
You’ll see a lot of comparisons between now and the draft between LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, because they’re considered the top two backs in this year’s draft. Perhaps the better comparison for Cook is Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey.
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: In 25 college games, Kizer completed 60.7 percent of his passes, averaged 8.4 yards per attempt and accounted for 65 TDs (47 passing, 18 rushing) and 29 turnovers (19 interceptions, 10 fumbles lost). Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer has talent but also some mechanical issues to clean up.
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Alabama OT Cam Robinson has what it takes to be great, but consistency is a concern.
NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation after big plays. Commissioner Roger Goodell asked that any adjustments in the rules be tabled so he could meet with players to ''bring clarity to the rules while allowing players more ability to celebrate'' while avoiding over-the-top demonstrations. The team owners, who on Monday approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas, were apprised of ways the overall time of games can be shortened.
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: Lined up at several positions at Michigan — cornerback, linebacker, safety, quarterback, punt returner, kick returner, etc. — and accounted for 1,325 yards the past two seasons (11 INT return yards, 82 yards receiving, 239 rushing, 483 kick return yards, 510 punt return yards).

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