After what Texans coach Bill O’Brien said was his team’s best game of the year, Texans owner Bob McNair refuted reports that O’Brien would not be the team’s coach next season.

I’m not going to fire him, McNair told reporters following Saturday’s 27-14 wild-card victory over the Raiders at NRG Stadium.

The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker will be a huge addition to Kansas City’s defense. Just two years ago, Houston had 22 sacks, which is just half a sack from the single-season record. His presence will be needed as the Chiefs look to slow down the Steelers’ potent offense.

Although Reid didn’t mention a snap count, there’s a chance Houston will come in only on passing downs. He missed the first 10 weeks of the season and returned to play in five games, but then he missed the last two weeks.

Houston had a huge impact in the team’s first win against the Broncos, as he recorded three sacks (one for a safety), had a pass deflection, forced a fumble and made 10 total tackles. That performance is a perfect display of the kind of disruption Houston can cause.

Last February, Houston had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Even though he made his season debut Nov. 20, his knee began bothering him after a few games, and the team Cheap Jerseys China Paypal took precautions to keep Cheap Jerseys Borntrade him healthy for the playoffs.

Mixon is still on their draft board, Quinn said, adding, “I’m not part of those decisions about how guys are chosen, but I think it is a disappointment that guys like him, and there’s a few others you can put in that category, that we’re going to be chasing around in the months of March and April, and it’s really unfair to the players, to be honest with you.”

Among the supporters for Mixon and the like being invited is NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.

“The Combine was set up for this type of situation … This is the ideal environment to deal with some of these character players and maybe, to take it a step further, proactively, vet them,” Mayock said on a conference call this week. “What I’d like to see instead of not inviting them, I’d like to proactively get after the situation, get in front of the situation and sit these kids down at the Combine, these troubled players, and give them a level of expectations if they want to play in the NFL, what the infrastructure’s going to look like when they get there.

At the same time, though, Harbaugh understands why the NFL instituted its rule last year barring prospects with criminal backgrounds from the Combine — which kept Mixon, Oklahoma’s top-five-rated running back, out of Indianapolis this week.

I was supposed to be out for a month but came back after two weeks for Cheap Lions Jerseys the Kentucky game because it was a big game and they had a tough running back and a good offensive line. Then during the bowl game prep I re-injured it again, and that’s what forced me to miss Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids the Senior Bowl and now the Combine. Now, I just don’t want to re-injure it and set myself back again.

It’s frustrating, but I just need to get this right.

Is Michael Vick really retired?

After watching Tom Brady’s incredible performance against the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2001 in Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, Vick already as an itch to return to the NFL. He told TMZ Monday that he is leaving the door and will continue to train in case the right opportunity comes along.

“As soon as I made the announcement I wanted to come back out of retirement,” Vick said. “I’m getting cold feet, man. Just watching the game last night — Tom Brady really inspired me. The reason is, I know how hard he worked. We had the game, Atlanta had the game but a guy like Tom, it’s just a testament to how hard he worked.”

Rapoport noted that Shanahan intends on hiring Falcons offensive assistant Mike McDaniel as the team’s “run-game guru,” and Rich Scangarello as the quarterbacks coach.

The Falcons scored 540 points in the regular season, tied with the 2000 Rams for the seventh-highest scoring offense in NFL history. The 49ers named Shanahan their head coach on Monday. At 37, Shanahan is the second-youngest head coach in the NFL behind the Rams’ Sean McVay, 30.

It’s common for head coaches to call their team’s plays, though Cheap Kids Baseball Jerseys Shanahan’s decision to not even hire an offensive coordinator is a bold one. Fixing a 49ers offense that finished 27th in the league in points per game (19.3) and 31st yards per game (308.1) would be challenging for anyone, let Cheap Jordan Jerseys For Sale alone a first-year coach without a starting quarterback.

Add Chris Long to the growing list of New England players with no intention of visiting the President Donald Trump’s White House.

In response to an open letter written to him by Chuck Modiano of the New York Daily News, the Patriots defensive end confirmed his plan to skip the White House visit and stated he didn’t need anyone to urge him not to go. Long also clarified his decision was his own and not influenced by others.

“Oh Chuck. Planned on skipping, hadn’t been asked. Don’t need an open letter explaining my own words to me. Not *joining* anyone. My call,” Long wrote on Twitter.

Long is the fifth Patriots player to say he won’t visit Trump after teammates Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, LaGarrette Blount and Dont’a Hightower said they’re not interested in making the customary White House trip.

As far as their “process” goes, I’m still a huge believer. The Cheap Jerseys United States Browns have done a fantastic job quantifying draft trends, success and failure rates for picks Cheap Jerseys Wholesale at each round and their own advanced analytics for positional scouting. The Browns’ main focus is to accumulate as many picks in the top four rounds as possible, because the success rates between second and fourth round picks isn’t all that different.

If they can add five to six players each draft that are second contract-worthy, it would be way above the average for NFL teams, and they’ll be well on their way to a quick rebuilding effort.

Thanks to “Inside the NFL,” we have mic’d-up footage of the play. You can hear Edelman shout, “I caught it! I caught it!” as officials run over to make the call.

After the game, Edelman said the catch was “70 percent luck and 30 percent skill.” You certainly can’t tell that by the confidence in Edelman’s voice.

It’s tough to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and this is the last team to do it. Brady received more firepower in the form of veteran running back Corey Dillon, who showed he still had legs at 30 years old. New England had a top-five units on both sides and played a season-long game of can-you-top-this with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Pats in Week 8 and earned home-field advantage. The rematch came in the AFC championship, which New England won 41-27. The Patriots held off Terrell Owens and Philadelphia in the Super Bowl to earn that second straight championship.

The launch of the Steel Curtain dynasty was more fitful than many remember. It came after a preseason interrupted by a league-wide players’ strike. Crossing the picket line and entering camp — and his rifle of a right arm — helped position quarterback Joe Gilliam to take over as starter. But he was benched Cheap Jerseys Supply with the team at 4-1-1 and replaced by Terry Bradshaw, who himself was replaced three games later by Terry Hanratty. After Cheap Jerseys Stitched the team lost to Houston and fell to 8-3-1, superstar defensive tackle Joe Greene literally walked out on the team because he was frustrated at the team’s slow progress toward Super Bowl contention. Receivers coach Lionel Taylor caught Greene in the parking lot, allowed him to vent and convinced him to return. Five wins later, the Steelers had their first Lombardi Trophy.

Tom Brady will turn 40 before next season but the Super Bowl MVP doesn’t see retirement in the near future.

“I’d like to play until my mid-forties,” Brady told The MMQB. “Then I’ll make a decision. If I’m still feeling like I’m feeling today, who knows? Now those things can always change. You do need long-term goals too. I know next year is not going to be my last year.”

“I’m not a paid GM so I don’t know the whole value thing, but as far as a guy that I could play with every single day, Jimmy Garoppolo, I mean, the guy’s a stud,” Edelman said. “He went out and played in the regular season and he played very well.

“He’s got that kind of gunslinger confidence. That Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers kind of confidence. He practices hard, he prepares hard. He’s a good kid. He’s young. I think he’s a good player.”

The Patriots are seeking a first-round pick and more for Tom Brady’s understudy and are hoping quarterback-needy teams line up for a bidding war over Garoppolo this offseason. The 25-year-old began the 2016 season as New England’s starter with Brady banned the first four games, going 2-0 with 496 passing yards, four Cheap Jerseys 90 touchdowns and no interceptions before a shoulder injury forced Jacoby Brissett to take his place.

Moses was moved outside the engulfed house after being found unconscious, but Cheap Jerseys And Hats he later died at Clearview Medical Center.

Andria Godard, 31, and her 10-year-old daughter Jasmine Godard were found dead inside the home.

Emmanuel Sanders’ estranged wife, Gabriella Sanders, has accused the Broncos wide receiver of lying to the team last November about why he needed to miss practice, according to court filings in Texas obtained by TMZ.

Sanders was excused from practice Nov. 21 ahead of the team’s important AFC West matchup against the Chiefs, purportedly to attend the birth of the couple’s second child.

Another pass rusher who will get more buzz during the process: Kansas State’s Jordan Willis. At 6-3, 265 pounds, he is expected to run in the 4.5s and build off a strong Senior Bowl week to emerge Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys as a potential late first-rounder. He’s one of my favorite prospects this year, and he’s a scout favorite, as well. If you’re making mock drafts, put him someplace between Nos. 27-50 overall.

Two other major Senior Bowl “winners”: Youngstown State’s Derek Rivers, who is now firmly in Day 2 consideration and might be a high second-rounder, and UConn’s Obi Melifonwu, who was tremendous as a do-it-all defensive back and should test through the roof at the Combine. He’ll be in the late first-round mix, even in a strong safety class.

“You are trying to match what you know about the player — his measurables, his statistics and what validated him as a football player on tape — with the person, the face, the personality,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, who was Cleveland’s general manager from 2005 to 2008. “You want to marry those two together and say, ‘This is a package we want to try and draft once late April rolls around.’

There is no set protocol for how Combine interviews are conducted nor who participates.

Some teams will have prospects — primarily quarterbacks and those who may have questions regarding their learning ability — diagram plays or analyze their college footage.

The Panthers have released Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert, the team announced Tuesday.

In a move to clear cap space, Carolina decided to drop the 31-year-old, who has been with the team since 2012.

“You start to wonder, what the hell is going on here?” Cooley said on ESPN 980-AM, via the Washington Post. :And I start to look at this and say, ‘Do we not trust what Scot McCloughan is going to say to the media, and is that why he’s not allowed to talk to the media?’ And if we don’t trust what he’s going to say to the media, why don’t we trust what he’s going to say to the media?

“Now, if you look at the history of Scot McCloughan, I think the one thing that you’d immediately start to flush out as to why we don’t trust what he’s going to say is that he’s had a drinking problem over his entire career. And so you ask right away, is he drinking?”

McCloughan’s problems with alcohol were part of the reason he lost his job as the 49ers’ GM in 2010.

Cooley, who is currently a radio host in D.C., then speculated with his co-host Kevin Sheehan that McCloughan could also be keeping silent to stop leaks to the media.

“I would say the guys you have questions on, guys that you need to dig deeper on, you’re always better off just saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to do a quick hello greeting at the Combine, put our toe in the water and then make sure this player is one of the 30 we want Troy Polamalu Cheap Jerseys to bring to our facility.’ You can then have him go around to a lot of different people to be interviewed so you get a little better picture of what that player is all about.”

By that time, too, players will know what a team is about through the Combine interview process and whether they even want to accept the invitation.

Brandon Marshall has repeatedly said the Jets would be his last NFL stop before retirement, but it looks as though he’s going to eat those words.

Marshall, who will be released by the Jets when the league year begins, made it clear early Friday he intends to find a new team in free agency and continue playing in the NFL.

Both players had solid performances Friday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The 6-foot, 240-pound Fournette posted an impressive 40-yard dash time of 4.51 seconds at Lucas Oil Stadium, but had a disappointing vertical leap of 28 1/2 inches.

“It’s a very talented draft class at that position and we’re very excited about those guys,” Lynch said. “That’s a position that’s a big focal point or our preparation and this week is a big part of that.”

Lynch said he “loves winners” and praised Watson as a player who “carries Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys himself differently.”

“There’s a confidence and an aura that he carries himself with that’s pretty special,” Lynch Cheap Barcelona Jerseys said of Watson.

From there, I left to transfer, and went to Louisville because of Coach (Todd) Grantham. He was always someone I had a great connection with since out of high school. He was at Louisville and he’s given me so much knowledge.

“Some of the representatives of the players called to explain some of the comments, and I explained to those guys at the time that we don’t take it too serious. You look forward to having an opportunity to meet them. They’re both high character young men. Move forward, manger yourself with class and go from there. I think there’s some lessons all around to be learned.”

A charity Colin Kaepernick has worked with is organizing a show of support for the unemployed quarterback Wednesday at the NFL headquarters in New York.

Kevin Livingston, president of 100 Suits for 100 Men, clarifies the event should not be characterized as a protest against the fact Kaepernick remains without a team. Some believe Kaepernick has not been signed because he knelt during the national anthem before 49ers games in protest of what he deems the oppression of black people in this country.

“We’re not protesting. This is not anti-NFL. This is not going against the police,” Livingston told ESPN.com. “What we’re doing exactly is we’re showing solidarity to the league on behalf of Colin Kaepernick. This is nothing planned by him. This is all me.”

I feel like it’s bigger than what he did, it’s bigger than football. … He’s a good quarterback. You go back and look at the numbers; he had a pretty good season for the games he played. So he’ll be signed.”

Harold said he draws that confidence from his regular contact with Kaepernick, who himself remains confident he’ll sign somewhere.

“His spirits are very high,” Harold said. “We talked. I told him good luck with everything. That’s when he told me he will be signed. So I said, ‘Yeah, I have faith in you. You proved yourself last year.’

“I feel like a lot of guys that would have been in his shoes last year, not having the [starting] job Cheap Jerseys Stitched on day one and then just thrown in there when we were getting blown out, a lot of guys would have reacted negatively to that. He stayed positive about the whole situation. I mean, getting hate mail, getting death threats, I mean he showed some true courage. He never broke. So what more can you ask for in a Cheap Jerseys Rugby guy? He’s shown he can thrive under high, high, high pressure.”