Noah Igbinoghene couldn’t find himself in a better situation to prove he can handle a starting cornerback role in the NFL. With Byron Jones on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of a surgical procedure he underwent in the spring, the former Auburn standout the Miami Dolphins selected with the 30th pick in the 2020 NFL draft has had plenty of opportunities to prove he can handle working with the first-team defense. Problem is, he has struggled for most of Miami’s camp, yet again, routinely getting beat by receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. And while those struggles can be justified because of Hill and Waddle’s phenomenal speed, what happened during Wednesday’s joint practice against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be an indicator of what’s to come during the preseason. Buccaneers starting quarterback Tom Brady went after Igbinoghene most of Wednesday’s practice. He connected on two passes to Julio Jones, making the former Pro Bowler receiver like he did in his … [Read more...] about Dolphins camp (Day 11): Noah Igbinoghene struggles vs. Tom Brady, Bucs; plus stock up, stock down
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Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel touched on possible kick and punt return options on the roster, the team’s trade of tight end Adam Shaheen and a few other topics at his Wednesday morning media availability ahead of the Dolphins’ first of two joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dolphins interestingly placed star wide receiver Tyreek Hill as the team’s top punt returner and veteran running back Raheem Mostert as the No. 1 kick returner in Monday’s depth chart release . With Jaylen Waddle listed as the backup to each, that’s a lot of the team’s top offensive talent on returns. McDaniel wasn’t shy on Wednesday about expressing that he may be willing to use some of Miami’s most valued investments on special teams. “I’m willing to do anything at any given time at any moment,“ he initially quipped before later offering a more in-depth response. ”There’s an open competition everywhere. We have a lot of people that have the ability to return the ball in the … [Read more...] about Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill may return punts; Michael Deiter returns at joint practice in Tampa
The Chicago Bears open the preseason in three days against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field. Linebacker Roquan Smith won’t be in uniform as he continues his hold-in — now with a trade request . Smith’s situation, naturally, is the top question in Brad Biggs’ weekly Bears mailbag. How will the Roquan Smith situation be resolved? — Stan K., Cedarburg, Wis. My crystal ball is in the shop getting a tune-up for the regular season, so I can’t use it to answer this question. I will say that as often as a trade request results in an actual trade, there are just as many instances — probably more — when a trade request is simply a tactic in a protracted negotiation. If I had to venture a guess, I think the Bears will wind up reaching an extension agreement with Smith. Trading Smith right now would be especially difficult. In a more typical situation in which a player requests a trade, the team might grant the player and his agent permission to seek one. That would involve … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears Q&A: How will the Roquan Smith situation be resolved? Would Will Fuller be a good fit at WR?
Oakland-born and Bay Area legend Marshawn Lynch was driving a car with one missing tire and one flat early Tuesday morning when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Las Vegas. TMZ shared photos on Tuesday afternoon of the busted Mustang that Lynch was allegedly driving when he was stopped near the Strip at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Las Vegas police said in a statement he was pulled over "for suspected driver impairment." Officers determined he was impaired, arrested him and booked him at the Las Vegas City Jail with a DUI. #BREAKING The LVMPD conducted a vehicle stop at Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue (near Wyoming and Las Vegas Blvd) on a driver, later identified as Marshawn Lynch, for suspected driver impairment. (1/2) — LVMPD (@LVMPD) August 9, 2022 Lynch, 36, was born in Oakland and attended Oakland Technical High School where he earned the nickname Beast Mode while playing football for the Bulldogs, according to … [Read more...] about Ex-Raiders, Cal great Marshawn Lynch arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of DUI
The myth of the student-athlete has been put to rest forever, drowning under tons of cash. From now on, call them athlete-students, as they getting paid right at the table, not under it. It’s taken a couple of years of NCAA bureaucratic missteps and court rulings to bring startling changes to college football, which faces a perfect storm of four factors: Greatly higher TV revenue will force the creation of new all-powerful conferences. A handful of players will be paid millions of dollars. Players may change schools through the transfer portal at any time without having to sit out a year, as before. And the NCAA and college presidents have failed to lead. Remember when boosters had to hide what they were doing, what with handing over cash, cars and/or no-show jobs to help Football University keep its best players? Today, they can openly hand over money to football players and basketball players, plus to athletes from non-revenue-generating sports as long as they … [Read more...] about Opinion: Jim Martin: Has college sports’ amateur hour finally ended?
Footballing legend Tony Adams has been confirmed as the eleventh star to sign up to Strictly Come Dancing 2022. The BBC Latin and ballroom show is marking its 20th series this year, and already there has been a whole host of big names heading to the dancefloor for the upcoming series. Comediennes Ellie Taylor and Jayde Adams have signed up, as well as Britain's Got Talent star Molly Rainford, Coronation Street actors Will Mellor and Kym Marsh and Loose Women's Kaye Adams. The show has now announced its eleventh star to sign up, and they have confessed they are incredibly nervous about joining the show but shared their excitement ahead of the series start. Tony is best known for his incredible football career, which has spanned over two decades. As a centre back, he played for Arsenal and England and captained both. He has been described by many as one of the greatest ever players in English football. Tony will be swapping his football boots for the dancefloor ( … [Read more...] about Footballer Tony Adams signs up for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 as eleventh contestant