With catch rule under scrutiny, third-step concept merits consideration

Three years ago, in the aftermath of #DezCaughtIt, a sense emerged that the league would make meaningful changes to the catch rule. The league didn’t. Now, a strong feeling of inevitability has emerged that some sort of substantive change will be made to the catch rule. So what should the change be? The goal is …

Andy Levitre took $2.5 million pay cut to stay with Falcons

The restructuring Falcons guard Andy Levitre agreed to yesterday was more like an expensive haircut. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Levitre took a $2.5 million pay cut in the transaction. I’ll also name a player who I think is most likely to disrupt the salary structure at each position in the near …

Ricky Williams starts brand of marijuana-based products

Former NFL running back Ricky Williams announced Tuesday that he is going into the marijuana business. Williams has founded a new line of cannabis-based products called “Real Wellness by Ricky Williams” that also feature herbal extracts like lavender and turmeric, according to the company’s web site. The site describes its products as “a unique line …

NBA trade rumors: How Kristaps Porzingis’ injury impacts Knicks, plus trade buzz with Suns, Jazz, Grizzlies

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Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan opens up about battle with depression

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is making more than $26 million this season and just wrapped up his third consecutive trip to the NBA All-Star Game, but even that’s not enough to keep away bouts with depression. In an interview with The Toronto Star , DeRozan discussed a tweet he sent during the All-Star break that …

Pistons’ Willie Reed suspended 6 games for domestic violence incident

Center Willie Reed, who was recently acquired by the Pistons in a blockbuster trade along with Blake Griffin and Brice Johnson, has been suspended for six games for a “domestic violence incident” that occurred Aug. 5 in Miami, the league announced Tuesday. Reed’s wife declined to press charges for the incident, saying it was “blown …

The Dallas Mavericks have received information about behavior in our workplace that appears to have violated the organization’s standards of conduct.

On Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks issued this statement to SB Nation, as well as other media websites. They announce that an unnamed employee — Sneed — was terminated. They also say that no knowledge Cheap Kids Jerseys NBA of Ussery’s sexual misconduct was known during his nearly two decades as team CEO. It has been …

Brady should look more to stretch the field with tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been cleared from concussion protocol.

On the flip side, the Louisville Cardinals depart following a home loss to North Carolina, while the Washington Huskies slide out after splitting a weekend set in Seattle against Utah (loss) and Colorado (win). Temple, which disappeared on Friday after losing at Wichita State, now finds itself in Cheap Jerseys On Sale the “Next Four …

Jeffrey, who had two 1,000-yard season with the Bears, also is gambling on himself with a one-year contract.

If he can stay healthy and become Carson Wentz’s go-to guy, he should cash in as a free agent in 2018. Fitzgerald, who will turn 34 in August, has flirted with retirement but led the league in catches (107) last season, his second straight topping 1,000 yards. If the Cards correct their flaws and Carson …

It’s been a whirlwind 18 months for Hayne, who against the odds made the initial roster out of training camp as a rookie running back in 2015 with the 49ers.

He also hasn’t helped his cause with the company he keeps. Last September, he was investigated by the NRL’s integrity commission after being filmed with a known gang member — no action was taken — and he also upset the Titans’ management recently by saying he might want to play rugby union in France when …