Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lions take Alabama DT A’Shawn Robinson in 2nd round (The Associated Press)

The Detroit Lions are trying to bolster both lines under new general manager Bob Quinn. Detroit selected Alabama defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson in the second round with the No. 46 overall pick of the NFL draft Friday night. The Lions addressed another pressing need by taking Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker in the middle of the first round 24 hours earlier.

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Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League draft to be held in Chicago on Thursday: 1 Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee) 2 Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland) 3 San Diego Chargers 4 Dallas Cowboys 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 Baltimore Ravens 7 San Francisco 49ers 8 Cleveland Browns (from Philadephia through Miami) 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 New York Giants 11 Chicago Bears 12 New Orleans Saints 13 Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) 14 Oakland Raiders 15 Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles) 16 Detroit Lions 17 Atlanta Falcons 18 Indianapolis …

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NFL-Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft (Reuters)

April 27 (Reuters) – Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League draft to be held in Chicago on Thursday: 1 Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee) 2 Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland) 3 San Diego Chargers 4 Dallas Cowboys 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 Baltimore Ravens 7 San Francisco 49ers 8 Cleveland Browns (from Philadephia through Miami) 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 New York Giants 11 Chicago Bears 12 New Orleans Saints 13 Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) 14 Oakland Raiders 15 Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles) 16 Detroit Lions 17 Atlanta Falcons 18 …

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Teammates reportedly miffed Ndamukong Suh skipping Dolphins workouts (Shutdown Corner)

The Miami Dolphins have a mantra they’ve used frequently on social media for over a year: #StrongerTogether. It’s supposed to be a unifier, the belief that everyone working for the common good makes the whole better. It’s a pretty good motto, as mottoes go. But it’s not a mantra Ndamukong Suh believes in. Suh apparently believes in #StrongerAlone. As Dolphins players and coaches began voluntary veterans minicamp on Tuesday, the first under much-ballyhooed head coach Adam Gase, there were four defensive players not on the field: Koa Misi, who is sick but at the team facility , newly-signed DL Mario Williams, who is dealing with an “unforseen personal issue” , Reshad Jones, who is upset about his contract, and Suh. This isn’t the first time Suh has skipped voluntary workouts; while with the Detroit Lions, Suh was a frequent no-show. The $114 Million Man showed up for the first day of the Dolphins’ conditioning program earlier this month, but quickly left and went back to his own private workouts, at Nike headquarters in Oregon. The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley reported that at least some of Suh’s teammates aren’t happy with him . Writes Beasley: “Teammates are privately steamed about the league’s highest-paid defensive player again doing what he wants — a recurring problem during much of the 2015 season.” Suh reportedly went off script during games last season, his first with Miami after signing his mega-contract, freelancing on the field and causing confusion among the rest of his defensive teammates. Good luck, Gase.  

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Athletes chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game (Reuters)

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) – Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. “As an athlete, your body is your company – and you’re a depreciating asset,” said Israel Idonije, a former defensive end with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for more than a decade, starting in 2003. “That’s why it’s important to lay a foundation for life after football, while you’re still in the league.” That is exactly what Idonije did, buying a company that supplies communion cups to churches around the world, while he was still suiting up for the Bears.

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YOUR MONEY-Athletes chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game (Reuters)

The opinions expressed are his own.) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) – Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. “As an athlete, your body is your company – and you’re a depreciating asset,” said Israel Idonije, a former defensive end with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for more than a decade, starting in 2003. “That’s why it’s important to lay a foundation for life after football, while you’re still in the league.” That is exactly what Idonije did, buying a company that supplies communion cups to churches around the world, while he was still suiting up for the Bears.

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