Joe Thomas taking his time with broadcasting offers

Joe Thomas knows he’s finished with football, and likely to end up in broadcasting.

But the former Browns left tackle wants to take some time to find the right fit for what should be a successful second career.

I’ve had some offers from FOX [and] some other networks for doing it this fall, but I think right now I just want to take time away, step back, not overcommit myself this fall, Thomas said, via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin. It’ll be my first year away from football in a long time, so I’d rather just take little bites at the media/broadcasting apple and then see where I am at this point next year and see if it’s something I want to do.

I think what Joe said was accurate. I’m obviously very green — no experience whatsoever as a color analyst — so for me, I wanted to just show up, show my personality as much as I could and then hopefully people could see that there was something in there that they could take that rough diamond and give me some practice and turn me into somebody who could be good.

As a guy who speaks in paragraphs rather than phrases, Thomas said he needed to learn to get to his point quickly. But it’s clear that he has promise, and will have more opportunities in the future.

Jackson, 30, has played some safety in the past, but his 108 career starts came at cornerback. The Texans, though, needed reinforcements after Andre Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Hal started all 16 games at free safety last season.

So, while the Chargers’ offer wins out, New England did tempt us with Mason. People often Cheap Jerseys Direct Coupon overstate our O-line needs without realizing how much Mike Solari’s scheme change and some healthy runners will help us, but we obviously could use another young building block up front. Mason would give us that, but he’s also going to command a big salary. In the end, that 2019 second-round pick is what Cheap Jerseys China NHL we want. Getting that choice and the Chargers’ 2020 fourth is the deal for us. Mike Sando, playing the part of John Schneider

There are plenty of questions to be answered, beginning with the unrecognized substance that he tested positive for. But there were also apparently some mishandling of paperwork.

Baker Mayfield Pushes Back at Colin Cowherd for Calling Him a Bad Teammate

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield wasn’t afraid to hit back at Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd after Cowherd attempted to use his celebration following a touchdown as a reflection of his personality and playing style.

Cowherd showed the Oklahoma Sooners scoring a touchdown in their 31-16 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes last year. In the clip, Mayfield is circled as he heads in the Cheap Jerseys From China Free Shipping opposite direction from his teammates.

The NFL sent the driver a letter in November 2017 confirming it would investigate the allegations.

But Trump — who has told aides that he believes the racially tinged issue fires up his base — is expected to continue raising the issue as the midterm elections approach, according to AP.

The Mets have struggled with injuries throughout the season. Ace Noah Syndergaard remains on the DL after he was scratched from his start Sunday, while the Mets placed closer Jeurys Familia on the disabled list earlier this week.

Wilmer Flores, AJ Ramos and Juan Lagares are all also currently on Cheap Jerseys In UK the DL.

The Cowboys imported Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, and Tavon Austin, along with rookie receivers Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson. Prescott is counting on several of those players to become weapons in the Cowboys ‘ run-first attack in 2018.

They both pumped the breaks just a bit on Darnold being ready to go right away, based on some of the other reports out of minicamp.  Jeremy Bates doesn’t strike me as the sort of guy to give compliments when they’re not deserved, Wilson said. Maybe he’s sort of hedging here. Because they have Josh McCown, who’s 38 years old and will probably play forever.

After a 7-9 season in 2017 the Bengals’ second consecutive losing campaign head coach Marvin Lewis returned somewhat unexpectedly for what will be his 16th season. The winningest coach in franchise, he is still searching for his first playoff victory and the team’s first since 1991, and the front office put a renewed emphasis on reaching those goals in the offseason.

Colts QB Andrew Luck optimistic despite nagging shoulder injury

Really not much more to it than that, he said. Nothing crazy, no injections, nothing out of the ordinary.

Luck missed the entire 2017 season, and he has been sidelined for 26 of the team’s last 48 games dating back to 2015. He originally injured his shoulder at the beginning of the 2015 NHL Jerseys Wholesale season and opted for surgery at the end of last season to deal with the chronic pain.

The quarterback hasn’t thrown a football the past eight weeks but says he is planning to start a throwing program as soon as he can.

I’m on a progression to get to that point and a lot of it still has to do with me and getting my strength back to a better level. I still have a ways to go to get there and I really don’t want to skip any steps along the way, Luck said. I’m in the process of preparing to get a football in my hands pretty soon.

Luck is expected to start throwing next week after the Colts’ regular-season finale to gauge his progress, but he also opened up about what it’s like to be on the injured reserve list while he continues to recover.

With football, what I value most about it are your teammates. Competing against guys, to miss that is difficult, Luck said. You do not feel like you’re a part of the team. It feels weird. I don’t feel I’m a part of this team right now.

Ish Smith, Detroit Pistons (rostered in 24.5 percent of ESPN leagues): Reggie Jackson suffered a significant ankle injury that could keep him out for multiple months, which means Smith has the reins of the Detroit offense going forward. Smith has averaged 31.4 MPG and a slash of 18 PPG, five RPG and 4.5 APG over the past two starts. Smith is inarguably the best free agent addition of the week in fantasy hoops.

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Tyus Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves (12.8 percent): The Wolves will miss Jeff Teague multiple weeks with a knee ailment, so Jones will play around 35 minutes per game in his absence. In his past five games with at least 30 minutes, Jones has amassed an amazing 21 steals, revealing a potential impact stat for the young guard.

Shabazz Napier, Portland Trail Blazers (11.6 percent): LeBron James’ favorite prospect is finally living up to the hype as a dynamic scoring guard. Napier burned my Philadelphia 76ers for 23 points in a key win recently, and he’s been electric with Damian Lillard sidelined for much of the past Cheap Jerseys Online week. It’ll be tough to trust Napier once Lillard is back in full swing, but I think he’s established real value for whenever one of the Blazers’ elite combo guards is sidelined.