Tony Gonzalez: Jason Witten is 1st-ballot Hall of Famer

Recent news that Jason Witten was considering retirement came as a shock. Now that it’s official, it’s time to reflect and line him up for future recognition.

The guy can block, he can catch and he can do both of them at an elite level, which make him to me in my mind a 100 percent complete tight end –something you don’t see nowadays anymore, Gonzalez said during a Thursday interview that will appear on NFL Up to the Minute on NFL Network.

As we trend toward a split in styles of tight ends, with some of the next generation serving as pure pass-catchers acquired for defensive mismatches and all but ditching blocking responsibilities, Witten was a model of both. He blocked willingly and effectively, and cleared the way for four 1,000-yard rushers ( DeMarco Murray did it twice in 2013 and 2014) during his 15-year career in Dallas.

The Philadelphia Eagles spent the 2018 offseason adding to a Super Bowl-caliber defensive line, but they might be without one of their starters for an extended period of time.

SportsRadio 94 WIP’s Howard Eskin reported on Tuesday that defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who started all but one game for the Eagles during their 2017 title run, has undergone surgery for a herniated disc and will miss the team’s offseason program.

The Laser Spine Institute says a standard recovery from a herniated disc, or an issue with the discs between spinal bones, can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. But recent players who sustained similar injuries like the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and Jernigan’s former teammate, the Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco have sometimes faced even longer recoveries.

I think there is always things I can learn from,’OK, maybe I shouldn’t have been so aggressive there.’ There is a time and a place for it. Injuries happen. I believe this one was kind of a freak incident and that is just part of the game. There is always a learning curve. But overall, as an aggressive player, I am not going to change in that sense, I am just going to keep learning. I’m going to be learning how to preserve myself, how to be smart, when to take those chances, when it’s worthwhile, it’s a constant learning throughout my career, but it’s definitely something I am taking seriously at the same time.

Wentz tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee against the Los Angeles Rams in December on a play in which he scrambled and dove head-first into the end zone, taking on a pair of defenders, though most agree the injury happened before the contact. The play was negated by a holding Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys call. Wentz stayed in the game and managed to throw a touchdown pass before limping off the field. He Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal was forced to sit out the rest of the season.

NFL free agency rumors: DT Star Lotulelei will sign 5-year deal with Bills

Another former Panther will pack his bags and migrate to western New York as defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Bills when the new NFL league year begins Wednesday, ESPN.com reported.

That’s more than five times what it was when I was signing players for the Vikings as the new CBA introduced free agency to the NFL.

In that 1994 season, I traded for a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Warren Moon and signed him to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. He was available because the Oilers had salary cap issues and decided to keep Cody Carlson over Moon.

Good move for us, as Moon led our team to a division title. Bad move for the Oilers, who went 2-14. Moon today would easily be in the $20 million-plus-per-year QB club.

Interestingly, he tagged the Vikings and the Jets in the letter.

Speculation aside, the letter discusses Cousins’ experience with the Redskins as a positive one, with him describing the decision to move on as bittersweet.

Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it’s hard to look back at all that’s taken place and not become emotional. I will forever be grateful to Mike Shanahan for taking a chance on me in the 2012 draft, Cousins wrote. … For the first time in 11 years I will participate in choosing where I play. Having said this, I would not trade the past decade for anything.

Cousins, who was drafted by Washington in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, threw for over 4,000 yards in each of the past three seasons and 81 passing touchdowns in that time. He was hit with the franchise tag the past two years, but this season the Redskins decided to let him go.

The Houston Rockets blew out the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs by 16. The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the injury-riddled Miami Heat by 16. The Milwaukee Bucks blew out the lottery-bound and injury-racked Memphis Grizzlies by 18. The Oklahoma City Thunder actually played a close game against the Sacramento Kings, but the Kings had lost their previous two matchups against Western Conference playoff hopefuls by a total of 39 points.

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