Vikings’ Kyle Sloter keeps in close contact with three departed free-agent QBs

Vikings’ Kyle Sloter keeps in close contact with three departed free-agent QBs More In addition to third-string quarterback, Kyle Sloter is deserving of another title on the Vikings: Director of quarterback alumni relations. Since Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater all left as free agents in March, Sloter has made a point of keeping …

He still has the inspirational message James wrote on Instagram memorized, but now has his own message he hopes will inspire James.

Good luck and never give up, Miller said. Tell him, ‘You’re an inspiration to me and I have followed you since you honored me.’ I look at the sneakers that he gave me every day to give me motivation throughout the day. And he’s just a really kind person and every time I watch him …

If “star” players sit out, they would quickly be forgotten

An intriguing, albeit far-fetched, report emerged over the weekend indicating that certain unnamed “star” players are “considering sitting out the season” until quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid have jobs. A prior item explained the significant expenses that would arise from such a strategy, especially in relation to what would be a far cheaper …

Jason Witten thinks Dez Bryant will be a Packer

The most famous catch of Dez Bryant‘s career was a non-catch in Green Bay. Now he may get many more chances to catch passes in Green Bay. “This strategic partnership enables Leeds United to align with and gain invaluable expertise from the owners of one of the biggest global sports entities,” Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani …

Panthers announce sale to David Tepper

Now it’s official. The Panthers announced the sale of the team to Steelers minority partner David Tepper, setting the stage for his being approved at next week’s owners meetings in Atlanta. “I look forward to turning the stewardship of the Panthers over to David Tepper. I have enjoyed getting to know him in this process …

Dorsey touts Cleveland’s support system for Antonio Callaway

The Browns have rolled the dice on a player who admitted to smoking marijuana two weeks before the Scouting Combine, where he knew (or should have known) he’d be drug tested. After making the pick, G.M. John Dorsey expressed confidence in receiver Antonio Callaway’s ability to conform with the expectations of the league and the …

Baltimore Ravens: The team will make picks from the USS Constellation, the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy.

For the fourth consecutive year, NFL teams will announce their selections in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds from a wide array of locations, while featuring special guests to announce those picks. There will be no shortage of gimmicks. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA TODAY Sports that the delivery of poignant and powerful picks has brought out …

Brown got away with a lack of athleticism in college, holding up well in pass protection.

Brown’s father, Orlando Zeus Brown, was a behemoth 6-foot-7, 360-pound tackle who started 80 games across six seasons in Baltimore. The younger Brown ranks No. 100 on NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock’s list of the top 100 prospects in the draft. After blocking for reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield in college, Brown will now …

Mike Francesa officially back on WFAN | New schedule announced

We have white smoke. Mike Francesa’s return to WFAN became official Friday. The station announced the Sports Pope will be back on the air Tuesday, May 1 to start his stunning comeback following his four-and-a-half month retirement from afternoon drive. Otherwise it would have been in. Gettleman explained further during an interview with ESPN. Basically, once Cleveland …

Report: Roger Goodell, Pete Carroll to Be Deposed by Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyers

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will reportedly be deposed by Colin Kaepernick’s legal team later this month. According to the Washington Post’s Rick Maese, Kaepernick’s legal representative are “expected to meet” with Goodell as part of the collusion grievance against the league’s owners.  The second half of 2016 presented some …