Packers’ Rashan Gary: First-round pick, aspiring sports business mogul – Green Bay Packers Blog

GREEN BAY, Wis. — There are two sides to the NFL: there’s the football, and then there’s the business. Rashan Gary doesn’t see why they should be mutually exclusive. The 12th overall pick in last month’s NFL draft plans to change that with Rashan Gary Sports — an agency that specializes in branding and marketing professional athletes. Catch up on the draft:• Pick-by-pick analysis »• Kiper’s grades » | McShay’s best picks »• Team-by-team analysis » | Takeaways »Catch up on free agency:• Biggest impact moves for all 32 teams…

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Power of ‘why’: Dolphins encourage QB Josh Rosen to ask more questions – Miami Dolphins Blog

DAVIE, Fla. — Josh Rosen‘s favorite question is “why?” and he won’t apologize for it. The new Miami Dolphins quarterback is trying to rewrite his narrative after a tumultuous 2018 season with the Arizona Cardinals. Yet Rosen believes his inquisitiveness is a part of what makes him special, and something he refuses to change. “I will not run a play on a football field unless I know why we’re running it and what we’re trying to accomplish,” Rosen said in November. “That’s just how I function. I don’t run a…

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Doctor restrictions set in concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and “doctor shopping,” the federal judge overseeing the case ruled Friday. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their clients agreed to the 2013 class-action settlement largely because they could choose their own doctors after a history of mistrust with the NFL. Their lawsuits had alleged the NFL long hid what it knew about concussion risks and brain injuries. The new rule will require most former…

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Source — Ravens reach deals with FAs Ray, Floyd

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens continued a busy second wave of free agency, striking deals Friday with two former first-round picks in pass-rusher Shane Ray and wide receiver Michael Floyd, according to a league source. Both are expected to be one-year deals and are pending physicals, the source added. This comes one day after the Ravens brought back Pernell McPhee to help last year’s top-ranked defense get to the quarterback. Pass rush and wide receiver are considered the two biggest needs on the defending AFC North champions. Before…

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Free-agent LB McPhee returns to Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Pernell McPhee‘s NFL career has come full circle. McPhee, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, is returning to the team on a one-year deal, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. The Ravens are bringing back McPhee because they needed a veteran pass-rusher, especially someone who can make a push up the middle, after losing Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith in free agency. Baltimore had previously shown interest in Justin Houston and Ezekiel Ansah this…

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Dak on deal talks – ‘Want to be a Cowboy forever’

FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott has made his intentions known, not that they are surprising. “I mean, I want to be a Cowboy forever,” Prescott said Wednesday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark, where the quarterback and his teammates were raising money for the Salvation Army through the Reliant Home Run Derby. “I think the people that are doing the deal feel the same way, so to me, it’s no rush. I know it will get done.” Prescott is set to make $2.02 million in the final year of his four-year…

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QB McCoy should be ready for camp

Quarterback Colt McCoy is back with the Washington Redskins for organized team activities, his recovery from his fractured fibula is going well, and he is expected to participate to some extent by minicamp and be fully ready by training camp, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. McCoy broke his right fibula on Dec. 3 in a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending his season in only his second start. He was the second Redskins starting quarterback to suffer such a fate. Alex Smith broke his fibula and tibia in…

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DE Jordan faces 10-game ban for using Adderall

Free-agent defensive end Dion Jordan told NFL.com that he is facing a 10-game suspension from the NFL for taking Adderall, a violation of the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Jordan, who has been suspended three times in the past, including for an entire season, told NFL.com that he had a therapeutic use exemption to use the drug in the past, but it had expired. His past suspensions were for violations of the substance abuse (twice) and PED policies. He said Tuesday an arbiter had denied his appeal of the 10-game…

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It’s not my job to groom Lock

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Joe Flacco says his job description doesn’t include grooming his successor, so he suggests Denver Broncos rookie Drew Lock sit back, watch him work and ask plenty of questions — of offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. “Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to go out there and play the best football of my life,” Flacco said Monday after the first day of organized team activities, in which he faced Denver’s defense for the…

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Ex-Seahawks WR Baldwin indicates he’s retiring

Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin posted a long series of tweets on Sunday indicating that he is retiring, including a “Game of Thrones” GIF reading “My watch has ended.” Because the end of one journey sees the beginning of another. And guess what.. it will be one hell of a journey. You will feel emotional and physical pain you never knew existed. You will fail over and over again. But don’t worry, all of it will be the reason why you succeed. pic.twitter.com/RBH3hy5dip — Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) May…

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