The Baltimore Ravens have an agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, according to multiple reports Wednesday.Flacco, 34, started nine games for the Ravens in 2018 before being replaced by first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson. Flacco threw for 2,465 yards (273.9 per game) with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.He passed for a career-high 4,317 yards in 2016 and has thrown for at least 3,500 yards in seven of his 11 NFL seasons. Flacco and the Ravens beat the Broncos in the AFC championship game following the 2012 regular season. Baltimore beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos at Mile High in overtime after forcing OT with Flacco's last-minute 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones. Baltimore won, 38-35.Flacco was played college football at Delaware after transferring from Pittsburgh. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft.Year-by-year Flacco stats2008 - 257 completions, 428 attempts, 2,971 yards, 14 TD, … [Read more...] about Joe Flacco’s NFL statistics
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Michael Eggert The Detroit News Published 1:34 AM EST Feb 1, 2019 In two years, Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has never heard Stephon Gilmore yell. Not in practice. Not in a game. Not ever. “He’s stays quiet, it’s not just because y’all are in here,” Hightower said with a chuckle. “He doesn’t talk. He’s a mute.” Gilmore’s also — silently — assumed the role of lockdown cornerback for New England as it prepares to face two of the NFL’s top two receivers in its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. Being tasked to guard an opponents’ top receiver won’t be anything new for Gilmore, who is in his second season with the Patriots after leaving Buffalo and signing a five-year, $65 million free agent deal in 2017. There were some shortcomings this season. Notably when New England’s secondary struggled in the second half of its narrow regular-season victory over Kansas … [Read more...] about Super Bowl: Dont’a Gilmore quietly corners receivers
PUBLISHED: 14:36 30 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:28 30 January 2019 Andy Warren Shane McLoughlin is joining AFC Wimbledon. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town midfielder Shane McLoughlin is close to joining League One side AFC Wimbledon in a permanent deal. McLoughlin made one league appearance for Ipswich, in which he won a penalty against Middlesbrough. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMThe 21-year-old Irishman is set to move to the Dons before tomorrow’s transfer deadline, with the window closing at 11pm.It’s understood McLoughlin has been allowed to depart on a free transfer, with the youngster set to sign a deal until the end of next season.McLoughlin’s only Ipswich start came in the 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Crystal Palace in August 2017, while his only Championship appearance came on the final day of last season when he came off the bench against … [Read more...] about Ipswich midfielder McLoughlin set for permanent move to AFC Wimbledon
One member of the Patriots savored Super Bowl LIII’s “Opening Night” with conspicuous enthusiasm. Dancing, bantering and joking, Rob Gronkowski enjoyed himself among the multitude of media. Gronkowski, a player seemingly incapable of subtlety, was unusually indirect regarding one question: His future in football. “As of right now, those are the last things I’m thinking of,” Gronkowski told ESPN. “I love playing the game. After a long season, after the [Super Bowl], a few weeks down the road, you sit back, you relax, you get some downtime, enjoyment time. And you just see where you want to go with it.” Asked a follow-up, Gronkowski elaborated. “Like I said, I don’t know,” Gronkowski reiterated. “I haven’t done that sit-down yet. I’ve got to do that sit-down. About two weeks after [the season]. Then I’ll know.” On the surface, it’s strange to think of Gronkowski contemplating retirement. … [Read more...] about Will Rob Gronkowski retire after the Super Bowl? Here’s what Gronk and NFL experts have said about his NFL future.
FOXBOROUGH — The Super Bowl will be a homecoming for Patriots center David Andrews, but the Georgia native doesn’t necessarily view things that way. “I’m really not going home,’’ Andrews said Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. “I’m going to work.’’ Even though he went to high school less than 25 miles away from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will face off for the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 3, Andrews isn’t acting overly sentimental about his return to the Peach State. That’s not to say he isn’t a fan of his roots. Born and raised in Georgia, Andrews grew up a die-hard Georgia Bulldogs fan. So much so that an offer to play in red and black was “all [he] really wanted’’ when he was being recruited out of high school. Andrews held out on scholarship offers from Duke and Michigan in hopes that then-coach Mark Richt would invite him to join the squad at … [Read more...] about Patriots center David Andrews is going home . . . to work