C.J. Anderson’s foundation serves up meals at Momo’s

The turkey may have been late — call it delay of game — but that didn’t thwart the success of the “Thanksgiving Throwdown,” the first philanthropic event by C.J. Anderson’s Dreams Never Die Foundation. The food got served Thursday, downtown Vallejo’s hungry got fed, and members of the Bethel High School football team — Anderson’s alma mater — walked away proud to follow in the altruistic athlete’s footsteps in serving his community. “It means a lot, giving back,” said Marquel Baker, 16, a BHS junior. Barbara Geddies, Anderson’s grandmother, was happy the kick-off event pulled through, though was visibly distraught when the man bringing the freshly-smoked turkey was stuck in traffic behind an

Vikings rookie Tashawn Bower makes most of his opportunity with first NFL sack

Brian Robison’s absence because of a back injury created opportunities for a broader rotation among defensive linemen, and Minnesota’s two-touchdown lead late in Sunday’s game allowed rookie Tashawn Bower to cash in his. Bower sacked Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff on fourth-and-10 with 19 seconds remaining, snuffing the Rams’ last-gasp drive at the Vikings’ 14-yard line. It was Bower’s first NFL sack in just his second game. “It means everything,” he said. “It’s something you dream about as a kid. You’ll never forget it.” On the second-to-last play of the game, Bower and fellow reserve defensive end Stephen Weatherly boxed in Goff on the rush. “We had it bunched up the middle and I came

Resurgence of Edwards Jr. keeping Raiders’ run defense afloat

A healthy Mario Edwards Jr. has proven to be a productive piece within the Oakland Raiders’ interior defensive line this season, especially against the run. Among 3-4 defensive ends with 100+ run snaps in 2017, Edwards ranks No. 2 in run stop percentage (11.7) and No 3 in total run stops (17). To add perspective, none of the other 3-4 defensive ends on the Raiders’ roster have amassed more than seven run stops this season, nor has one recorded a run stop percentage north of 5.9. Edwards’ dominance, however, shouldn’t come as a surprise to those that have followed him closely, for it only adds legitimacy to his strong play at the start of his NFL career. The former second-round pick (2015) le

Adams plays key role in Panthers' win over Falcons

CHARLOTTE — Mike Adams was involved in perhaps the two biggest plays of the Carolina Panthers’ 20-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. One play involved skill and experience. The other involved luck, but it turned out just as well. So the 14-year veteran strong safety couldn’t have been happier after the Panthers beat their second NFC South divisional rival in two weeks and raised their record to 6-3. “We feel great,” Adams said. “The mentality now is to just keep it going. We wish we could get back a couple of games that we lost earlier, but now we’ve just got to keep it moving. We’ve got bigger fish to fry now. It’s halfway through the season and anythi

Joe Thomas will be highest-paid OL in 2018 with new deal from Browns

The Cleveland Browns amended the contract of stalwart offensive tackle Joe Thomas this week, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018. The deal includes $3 million in new money over 2017 and '18, including a $1.5 million roster bonus paid this past week, plus a raise of $1.5 million in base salary for 2018, which will now be $10.3 million. Factoring in his base salary and bonuses, Thomas is scheduled to take home $13.5 million in cash in 2018, the highest figure currently for any NFL offensive lineman. Thomas, a Pro Bowler in all 10 of his NFL seasons, was recently placed on injured reserve after a triceps injury ended his streak of 10,363 straight snaps played to beg

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