Raiders look for healthy Mario Edwards Jr. to bolster D-line

OAKLAND, Calif. — Whatever confidence Mario Edwards Jr. carried into last season, whatever hope he had to come into his own, was stifled before the year began. The Raiders defensive tackle suffered a hip injury in the first quarter of the first exhibition game. Just like that, he was sidelined. He missed the rest of the preseason. He missed the first 14 games of the regular season. Now, here Edwards is again, another offseason on which to build. His confidence appears renewed. The Raiders drafted Edwards early in the second round of the 2015 draft, hoping he could become a 16-game fixture on their defensive line. He has played 16 games in two years, having missed the final two of his rookie

Dallas Cowboy Marquez White pays surprise visit to Middle School

Marquez White was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. On Monday, he was back in Dothan talking to Beverlye Magnet School students about his experiences and making the right decisions. That’s just the kind of guy he is. White, a former Beverlye student, told the students the same things their teachers and other adults tell them every day. Make goals. Work hard. Surround yourself with the right people. It’s a good message, and White is a great megaphone for it. “I’m not a public speaker,” White said. “But when I get a chance to give back, I try to do it.” White spoke simply, but earnestly to the students. He answered their questions about his shoes. They’re Christian Louboutin. He told

Agent Peter Schaffer asks fans to give Joe Mixon a chance to prove who he is.

Joe Mixon's agent wants fans in Cincinnati -- and around the NFL -- to give the newly drafted Bengals running back a chance to prove he's a great person. TMZ Sports asked Mixon's agent, Peter Schaffer, about his message to Bengals fans after the team drafted the embattled star running back in the 2nd round this weekend. "Give the young man a chance," Schaffer tells us, "to prove he can be a great member of the community." Schaffer says 'cause his road to the NFL has been so bumpy, Mixon felt "pure childlike joy" when he heard his named called Friday night ... while family that surrounded him cried. As for what Mixon's gonna do on the field, Schaffer -- who once repped HOFer Barry Sa

Speedster Kenny Walker signs with Jacksonville

Known for his blazing speed, UCLA wide receiver Kenneth Walker III will bring an immediate deep threat to the Jaguars offense. The 5' 10" 190lb Walker has been a star on both the football field and the track while at UCLA and has proven that his gift transfers well to the grid iron. "He has put in the work while at UCAL and has continued to do so over the past few months" stated Walker's Agent Peter Schaffer, "I believe he is well positioned to make the roster and have a productive career in the NFL. Kenny's a rare talent, there are not many guys out there who can run that fast and catch a football." Walker echoed Schaffer's theme of hard work and says he is fully prepared to battle for hi

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer “shocked” by policy change before NFL draft

As he settled in to watch Day 3 of the NFL draft Saturday, Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer received news that immediately altered his future. But he never received a call. He never heard from an NFL team. He never got that moment to celebrate his leap to the pros. Instead, he only read that the opportunity he had worked months to try to obtain had suddenly vanished. “I first found out waking up to a Denver Post article and bunch of text messages (Saturday),” Steelhammer said. “I was shocked as much as anyone else was. I thought it would be a pretty neat day, however it went down. I definitely didn’t think it would go down the way it did.” The U.S. Air Force notified the Academy on Thursd

Tashawn Bower (LSU DE) Signs Free Agent Deal with Minnesota

LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower signed a free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings, he confirmed via text and Twitter. Bower, a 6-foot-5, 250-pounder from Somerville, N.J., had 60 career tackles in four seasons of limited play but had three sacks in his final game against Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in LSU's 29-9 Citrus Bowl victory. Here's what's Lance Zierlein says about Bower: Long-levered edge man with good muscular development. Has frame for additional weight if needed. Transition from 4-3 to 3-4 defense this season seemed to suit him. Light appears to be coming on for him. Uses length to stab tight ends and take control of the edge. Adequate lower body power to battle

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