In February, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters Dallas wasn’t counting on Gregory’s return in 2018.

‘No. 12 is now on the road to recovery,’ says Jim Kelly’s wife, Jill, after his cancer surgery

Jill Kelly provided that much-anticipated update Wednesday night after her husband, Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, went through a grueling surgery in New York City to treat a recurrence of oral cancer.

Surgery is complete, Jill Kelly wrote in an Instagram post. Thank GOD and the amazing team of doctors and nurses that took care of Jim today…and will continue to take care of him as he heads into a very significant time of recovery.

We assume worst-case on any situations, whether it’s the money or availability, especially if players are facing suspensions, Jones said, via ESPN. Obviously last year when we knew [Ezekiel Elliott] faced a possible suspension we kept extra running backs, assuming worst case. So we have to move forward, assuming that Randy is not going to be here. If he is here, obviously it’s a big deal. First and foremost for him if he could get himself in a situation where he feels like he could actually play football.

Gregory has just one career sack in 14 games, but, if reinstated, would provide Dallas with more pass-rushing options heading into the season.

I think we’ll see it have a great effect on one element of this helmet [issue] in how we want the game to be played, Payton said, via the Washington Post. I think you’ll still see the physicality. This is the one posture [that’s affected] — we’ll remove it.

Not all current and former players see the change that way.

Craig Steltz, former LSU and Rummel football star, sues NFL over traumatic brain injuries More Former Rummel and LSU football star Craig Steltz, who helped lift the Tigers to a national championship as a hard-hitting safety in 2007, is suing the National Football League over traumatic brain injuries he says he suffered playing for the Chicago Bears. Steltz, who just missed the cutoff date for the national settlement that covered some 20,000 former NFL players, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in New Orleans federal court. He lives in Jefferson Parish. The lawsuit says Steltz sustained repetitive, traumatic sub-concussive and/or concussive head impacts while he played for the Bears between 2008 and 2014, but it does not go into further detail about the nature of his health problems.patriots_147-223x223

Michael Bennett to plead not guilty if elderly abuse case goes to trial

Michael Bennett is facing a felony charge of injury to the elderly stemming from an alleged incident at the Super Bowl in 2017, and the Philadelphia Eagles defensive insists he is completely innocent. If the case goes to trial, he plans to plead accordingly.

Giancarlo Stanton said you can’t compare yourself to years past. Is that how you approach this year Forget about last year

Last year is over. You can’t take it with you…. With the team we’ve got, there’s no pressure. We just go out there, play our game. Like I said before, if one guy doesn’t get the job done, we’ve got 24 guys behind him to help him out. For me, it’s just about taking one at-bat, one play, one pitch at a time.

What were your nerves like last year on Opening Day at the Trop

Oh, I was nervous. First Opening Day Nerves were flowing a little bit. But that’s good. You need those. I love what I do. Get a chance to be out there and be with the guys, I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

The Raiders released punter Marquette King on Friday afternoon. He might not need long to find a new home.

The Vikings already have inquired about King, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Trae Young early on in his freshman season is doing things that college basketball fans rarely see… Through Oklahoma’s first ten games, he averaged nearly 30 points and nine assists per game, which is unheard of for any player let alone a freshman… Young has also yet to score fewer than 22 points since the season opener… Young is just the fourth high-major freshman guard in seven years to record a usage rate higher than 30 percent.patriots_002-223x223

Dolphins coach Adam Gase learns hard lessons from crazy 2017 season

It turns out there is no chapter in the instruction manual for coaching an NFL team that explains how to handle a hurricane turning your season upside down before it even starts.

There’s no section on proper procedure for moving past an assistant coach getting fired for sending a video of himself doing cocaine to a Las Vegas entertainer.

Gase avoided these kinds of questions during the season because he didn’t want to set a tone of excuse making in his locker room. He’s more willing to discuss it now, but it’s still difficult to be totally open without scapegoating certain players.

If this is an April Fools joke, it’s a good one. But it appears to just be one of many training videos posted by Brown.

Donald, 26, has some of the fastest hands in the NFL, so it’s shouldn’t be too surprising that he managed not to get slashed during the video. But that’s high-stakes training for a player who is likely to receive a lucrative contract extension from the Rams this offseason.

Please — for the sake of NFL fans everywhere who love watching Donald tear apart opposing offensive lineman — switch to a pool noodle.

A healthy Ryan Tannehill isn’t enough to fix what ailed the Miami Dolphins in 2017, and they appear to be aware of that. Why else would they part ways with their best offensive player (wide receiver Jarvis Landry) and their best defensive player (Ndamukong Suh) in the same month

Boykin appeared in five games with the Seahawks since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Saints:Be nice if they get out of the gate clean for a change as it might allow them to play a regionalfinalin front of a friendly home crowd. Formerly a run-and-gun outfit, New Orleans appears far more formidable now that it can also bleed the shot clock with Drew Brees allowing Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram to take more shots … though Michael Thomas still does a great job finishing in the paint. A vastly improved defense could still determine the Saints’ fate … just as it did at the buzzer last season.jets_053