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VP Demoff: Rams hope to extend DT Donald before camp

VP Demoff: Rams hope to extend DT Donald before camp

Los Angeles Rams chief operating officer and vice president Kevin Demoff said on Tuesday the team is "working on" an extension for defensive tackle Aaron Donald and hopes to have a deal done before training camp opens in late July."Well, [the extension] will be done before the stadium's done," Demoff joked to NFL Network's Steve Wyche on Tuesday from a ceremony at the team's stadium construction site in Inglewood, Calif. "Nah, we're going to keep wishing and hoping."I hope it's done sooner than training camp, but if it goes to training camp, our goal is to make sure it's done and that he feels rewarded and that it's a win-win deal for both sides."Donald, 27, missed the entirety of the Rams' offseason workouts and practices as he seeks an extension entering the fifth-year option of his rookie contract. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Donald is set to make about $6.9 million in 2018. Von Miller is the NFL's highest-paid defensive player at about $19 million annually.Donald held out of training camp last season while seeking an extension but showed up in time for Week 1. The coaches held him out until Week 2 as a precaution, rather than having him play so soon after returning.Demoff was clear that the team intends to keep No. 99 in a Rams uniform for a long time, especially with their stadium -- which will be shared with the Los Angeles Chargers -- set to open in 2020.
Body found at Giants CB Jenkins' home; police investigating homicide

Body found at Giants CB Jenkins' home; police investigating homicide

Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body found at the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, authorities confirmed Tuesday."The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department are investigating a death at 14 Van Saun Place in Fair Lawn, New Jersey," officials said in a statement, referring to Jenkins' house. "The deceased is not the owner of the residence, but the identity of the male decedent cannot be released until next of kin have been notified. The investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be provided when it is available and appropriate for release."According to multiple reports, police are treating the investigation as a homicide. Multiple reports also say Jenkins is not in New Jersey and has been staying in Florida.According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, Jenkins has been in Florida since the Giants broke from their offseason practices, which ended June 14. That report adds that Jenkins had family saying in the New Jersey home and he had plans to return to New Jersey today "to deal with this situation" but might stay in Florida.
NFL notebook: Police investigate death at home of Giants CB Jenkins

NFL notebook: Police investigate death at home of Giants CB Jenkins

Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body found at the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, authorities confirmed Tuesday.According to multiple reports, police are treating the investigation as a homicide. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports police are investigating "a possible strangulation/suffocation as the cause of death," citing law enforcement sources. The deceased male was found in the basement by a person who was working on the house, TMZ reported.Multiple reports say Jenkins is not in New Jersey and has been staying in Florida.Jenkins, 29, is entering his third year with the Giants. The Pahokee, Fla., native played for Florida in college before finishing his career at North Alabama.--Los Angeles Rams chief operating officer and vice president Kevin Demoff said the team is "working on" an extension for defensive tackle Aaron Donald and hopes to have a deal done before training camp opens in late July.Donald, 27, missed the entirety of the Rams' offseason workouts and practices as he seeks an extension entering the fifth-year option of his rookie contract. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Donald is set to make about $6.9 million in 2018. Von Miller is the NFL's highest-paid defensive player at about $19 million annually.Donald held out of training camp last season while seeking an extension but showed up in time for Week 1. The coaches held him out until Week 2 as a precaution, rather than having him play so soon after returning.--Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers opened as a 13-2 favorite to be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2018 in Bovada's initial odds, narrowly ahead of Tom Brady.
Annabel Bowlen announces Alzheimer's diagnosis

Annabel Bowlen announces Alzheimer's diagnosis

Annabel Bowlen, wife of Denver Broncos majority owner Pat Bowlen, announced Wednesday she was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Bowlen made the announcement in a statement released by the t ... Continue Reading
Watkins: Andy Reid helping me become complete WR

Watkins: Andy Reid helping me become complete WR

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins' acclimation process has gone well since joining the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year, $48 million free-agent deal in March.Despite being on a new team, Watkins turned h ... Continue Reading
Vikings sign DE Hunter to five-year extension

Vikings sign DE Hunter to five-year extension

Defensive end Danielle Hunter has agreed to a five-year extension with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced on Wednesday.According to multiple reports, Hunter's deal is worth nearly $72 million over five seasons and includes a $15 million signing bonus.Hunter, 23, was a third-round pick in 2015 and became a starter for the first time in 2017 and posted 7.0 sacks.
Recently retired McAulay joins NBC's coverage team

Recently retired McAulay joins NBC's coverage team

Former NFL referee Terry McAulay, who retired six days ago, is jumping into broadcasting as part of NBC's NFL coverage.He'll work as an on-location rules analyst for Sunday Night Football, both in the booth and on the pregame and halftime set.He'll also work Notre Dame college football games.McAulay is the fourth NFL referee to retire this offseason, joining Jeff Triplette, Gene Steratore and Ed Hochuli. Triplette is reportedly set to join ESPN to be the new rules analyst for Monday Night Football, CBS announced Tuesday that Steratore will be its NFL rules analyst, and Hochuli will continue to serve as a consultant for the league's officiating department.
Wife of Broncos owner reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis

Wife of Broncos owner reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis

Annabel Bowlen, wife of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, revealed Wednesday that she is suffering from Alzheimer's, the same neurodegenerative disease that led to her husband stepping down as CEO of the team in 2014.Bowlen said she made the diagnosis public to help raise awareness."I feel that it is important for people to know that those in my situation do not need to completely withdraw from their daily activities," she said in a statement released by the team. "Based on my own experience with Pat, there will still be many joyous and rewarding moments for me as well as my family and friends."
Tamba Hali big on Mahomes: I compare him to Favre

Tamba Hali big on Mahomes: I compare him to Favre

Free-agent outside linebacker Tamba Hali knows a thing or two about quarterbacks as a defensive player.Hali totaled 89.5 career sacks, which ties for 45th all-time in the league, during 12 seasons wi ... Continue Reading
Michael Thomas feels he'll soon be among 'the best'

Michael Thomas feels he'll soon be among 'the best'

If Michael Thomas has flown under the radar in New Orleans, you can blame the team's front office.After all, it was general manager Mickey Loomis who went out and drafted Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lat ... Continue Reading
Vikings' Danielle Hunter lands 5-year, $72M extension

Vikings' Danielle Hunter lands 5-year, $72M extension

The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday secured a key member of the defensive line for the future.The Vikings and defensive end Danielle Hunter agreed to terms on a five-year, $72 million contract extensi ... Continue Reading
Rams exec: Talks with Aaron Donald have been 'great'

Rams exec: Talks with Aaron Donald have been 'great'

Around the globe, next-level Madden enthusiasts have previewed an on-screen Rams defense for 2018 that stars wild behemoth Ndamukong Suh paired with game-plan destroyer Aaron Donald.In our world, Don ... Continue Reading
Ramsey: Jimmy Garoppolo isn't 'Top 100' worthy yet

Ramsey: Jimmy Garoppolo isn't 'Top 100' worthy yet

Sixteen quarterbacks made the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2018, a list voted on annually by players around the league.Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, however, doesn't believe Franc ... Continue Reading
Bell says talks with Steelers 'a lot closer' than last year

Bell says talks with Steelers 'a lot closer' than last year

Le'Veon Bell sounds hopeful that a long-term deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers might finally be within reach.Bell opened up about the negotiations during an appearance Monday night on the NFL Network."Obviously, the people in the organization try to do what's best for them and I'm trying to do what's best for me," Bell said. "We're working on it. We're a lot closer than we were last year at this time. That's what I'm happy about. None of that matters if we don't get it done. Hopefully we'll try to get something done. That's what I'm looking forward to. I got confidence we'll get it done. I want to do it."Bell sat out training camp last season, not reporting until Week 1. He says he's hoping to avoid a repeat, but couldn't rule it out."I don't want to have the replications of what happened last year. But if that came down to that, obviously I got to do what I got to do. Take my stand and protect myself. I don't want to have to do that. I want to go to camp and play for the Steelers long term," he said.
Brady repeats as No. 1 in NFL Top 100

Brady repeats as No. 1 in NFL Top 100

For the second year in a row, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been voted the No. 1 player on the NFL Top 100 list.The top 10 of the list was released Monday night, with Brady beating out Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for the top spot. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, unranked last year, rounded out the top three.The rankings are determined by votes from fellow NFL players.Brady, who was also voted No. 1 in 2011, was the first player to earn the top spot twice in seven iterations of the list when he claimed it in 2017.At 40 years old, Brady won the third MVP of his career after throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season. He led the Patriots to an eighth Super Bowl during his tenure, but failed to claim his sixth title as the Eagles won 41-33.
Tony Romo calls Green Bay Packers 'the team to beat'

Tony Romo calls Green Bay Packers 'the team to beat'

Tony Romo's transition from the gridiron to the broadcast booth exceeding even the loftiest expectations. Perhaps the most trusted NFL game analyst since John Madden, Romo even earned an Emmy nominati ... Continue Reading
CBS All Access to stream Browns games on mobile this season

CBS All Access to stream Browns games on mobile this season

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Listen up, Browns fans. You'll now be able to stream live in-market games on mobile devices this upcoming season on CBS All-Access.The network announced it has acquired mobile righ ... Continue Reading
Blake Bortles: 2018 will be good challenge for Jags

Blake Bortles: 2018 will be good challenge for Jags

After winning the AFC South and advancing to the AFC Championship Game, the Jacksonville Jaguars won't sneak up on anyone in 2018.Quarterback Blake Bortles, who will continue his offseason routine wo ... Continue Reading
Rodgers edges Brady for top 2018 MVP odds

Rodgers edges Brady for top 2018 MVP odds

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers opened as a 13-2 favorite to be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2018 in Bovada's initial odds released Tuesday, narrowly ahead of Tom Brady.The New England Patriots' signal-caller, who claimed his third MVP award in 2017, is second at 7-1. Rodgers has claimed the honor twice before, most recently in 2014.Brady, 40, was revealed as the top player in the NFL Top 100 on Monday night, his second year in a row taking that spot. Rodgers, who missed nine games last season due to a broken collarbone, ranked 10th in the Top 100.Carson Wentz, who many expected to win the award last year before he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 14, has the third-best odds at 19-2. Drew Brees and Russell Wilson round out the top five at 15-1, with Jimmy Garoppolo among a group of four with the sixth-best odds at 20-1.Each of the top 17 odds belong to quarterbacks, with a trio of running backs -- Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley and David Johnson -- tied for 18th at 40-1. The first player at another position is Antonio Brown at 50-1.The full odds available at Bovada:Aaron Rodgers 13/2Tom Brady 7/1Carson Wentz 19/2Drew Brees 15/1Russell Wilson 15/1Jimmy Garoppolo 20/1Cam Newton 20/1Matt Ryan 20/1Deshaun Watson 20/1Kirk Cousins 22/1Jared Goff 22/1Philip Rivers 22/1Ben Roethlisberger 25/1Derek Carr 28/1Andrew Luck 30/1Dak Prescott 30/1Matthew Stafford 30/1Le'Veon Bell 40/1Todd Gurley 40/1David Johnson 40/1Marcus Mariota 40/1Antonio Brown 50/1Ezekiel Elliott 50/1Case Keenum 50/1Eli Manning 50/1Jameis Winston 50/1
Rodgers edges Brady for top 2018 MVP odds

Rodgers edges Brady for top 2018 MVP odds

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers opened as a 13-2 favorite to be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2018 in Bovada's initial odds released Tuesday, narrowly ahead of Tom Brady.The New England Patriots' signal-caller, who claimed his third MVP award in 2017, is second at 7-1. Rodgers has claimed the honor twice before, most recently in 2014.Brady, 40, was revealed as the top player in the NFL Top 100 on Monday night, his second year in a row taking that spot. Rodgers, who missed nine games last season due to a broken collarbone, ranked 10th in the Top 100.Carson Wentz, who many expected to win the award last year before he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 14, has the third-best odds at 19-2. Drew Brees and Russell Wilson round out the top five at 15-1, with Jimmy Garoppolo among a group of four with the sixth-best odds at 20-1.Each of the top 17 odds belong to quarterbacks, with a trio of running backs -- Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley and David Johnson -- tied for 18th at 40-1. The first player at another position is Antonio Brown at 50-1.The full odds available at Bovada:Aaron Rodgers 13/2Tom Brady 7/1Carson Wentz 19/2Drew Brees 15/1Russell Wilson 15/1Jimmy Garoppolo 20/1Cam Newton 20/1Matt Ryan 20/1Deshaun Watson 20/1Kirk Cousins 22/1Jared Goff 22/1Philip Rivers 22/1Ben Roethlisberger 25/1Derek Carr 28/1Andrew Luck 30/1Dak Prescott 30/1Matthew Stafford 30/1Le'Veon Bell 40/1Todd Gurley 40/1David Johnson 40/1Marcus Mariota 40/1Antonio Brown 50/1Ezekiel Elliott 50/1Case Keenum 50/1Eli Manning 50/1Jameis Winston 50/1