Frank Schwab

  • Bills make Cordy Glenn highest paid left tackle, per year, in NFL

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 3 hrs ago

    Cordy Glenn should thank the people in the Buffalo Bills organization who saw him as a left tackle, and not the guard some viewed him as coming out of the University of Georgia.

    Glenn is not only making left tackle money, he's making more money than all the left tackles. He signed a five-year extension on Tuesday worth $65 million, including $36 million guaranteed and $30 million in the first two seasons according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. According to Spotrac, the $13.6 million annually makes Glenn the highest paid left tackle in football, based on average per year. Although Glenn hasn't made a Pro Bowl, he is considered one of the best tackles in the NFL. He has the paycheck to match now.

    Along the line, left tackle is still viewed as the most valuable position, and the contracts given to some top left tackles reflect that. Glenn cashed in, and probably reset the market for the position in the NFL.

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  • NFL says Laremy Tunsil will have evaluation for drug program

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 5 hrs ago

    And that's not all.

    Because the infamous video showed Tunsil taking a bong hit, it has drawn the attention of the NFL. There was a report that said Tunsil would start his career with a clean slate in the NFL's substance abuse program, but the leaguetold USA Today on Tuesday that isn't necessarily the case. Tunsil will have to be e valuated by clinical professionals before any determination on his inclusion in the drug program is made, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reported. 

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    Here's what NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to USA Today:

  • Promising Raiders tight end Clive Walford hurt in ATV accident

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 8 hrs ago

    An ATV accident will knock Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford out of the team's offseason work, which he could have used as an up-and-coming second-year player.

    Walford injured his knee in an accident, Fox Sports first reported. The team is hopeful Walford will be back for training camp, perhaps for the beginning of it, the story said.

    According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the injury happened "a while ago" and involved a "big gash" on one of his knees. It's still just speculation on what exactly the injury is, though it's severe enough that it's keeping him out of action for at least three months.

    Instead of preparing to take on on a prominent role with a Raiders team that might be on the verge of a breakout, Walford is recuperating from an ATV accident. Doesn't really seem worth it. 

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  • What will Peyton Manning do in 2016? Not TV, apparently

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 12 hrs ago

    Before and after Peyton Manning's retirement, pretty much everyone speculated on what the all-time great quarterback would do in retirement. Because he seemingly had so many different options available to him, it was fun to guess.

    The most popular choice was moving into broadcasting, where he'd be a natural and likely an instant superstar calling games or offering analysis in studio. But networks have been told he won't be pursuing that option, at least this year.

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    The New York Daily News said Manning's representatives told the NFL's network television partners he will not be part of any of their broadcast teams this year.

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  • Seahawks say nobody will wear Marshawn Lynch's No. 24 this season

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 1 day ago

    The Seattle Seahawks aren't officially retiring Marshawn Lynch's number yet, but nobody will wear it for at least this season.

    You want to know how much the Seahawks respect what Lynch has meant to the franchise through the years? Look at Doug Baldwin's plea to coach Pete Carroll via Twitter: 

    Dear @PeteCarroll, We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come. Sincerely, The Players

    Lynch, who announced his retirement on Twitter during the Super Bowl a few months ago, took a break from riding camels or whatever else he's up to this offseason to endorse that idea. 

    I'm wit that!RT @DougBaldwinJr: Dear @PeteCarroll, We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. ...

    It sounds like that was the Seahawks' plan all along.

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  • Dolphins coach Adam Gase has a revolutionary idea for minicamp

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 1 day ago

    Football coaches crave practice time. If you read anything claiming this or that problem with the game is because training camp practices have been restricted a bit, odds are it's coming from an angry coach who feels the need to be on a practice field every waking moment.

    That's why new Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase's approach to rookie minicamp is really interesting. There won't be any practice.

    Instead of getting on the field, as all other teams do, the new Dolphins will be in a classroom setting learning everything from schemes to nutrition, Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero reported. They won't go out on the field to practice any plays, which must give some coaches the shakes.

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  • And with the final pick of the 2016 draft, Mr. Irrelevant is ...

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 3 days ago

    Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed waited a long time to be selected in the NFL draft. Now he gets a parade. 

    Reed was Mr. Irrelevant, the 253rd and final pick of the 2016 draft. He went to the Tennessee Titans, who traded for that pick at the end of the seventh round earlier in the draft.

    Many draft observers were surprised at Reed's fall to the end of the seventh round. Reed was a bit undersized, at 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, but he played well as a senior. He broke up 19 passes, intercepted four and returned two of those for touchdowns. He also ran an impressive 4.38 40-yard dash at his pro day.

    The Broncos were so excited to make the final pick of the draft, they had a special "Mr. Irrelevant" jersey made up.

    On its way to @NFL #DraftTown ...

    But the defending champions never ended up making the pick because they traded it to Tennessee. Kind of a waste of a jersey, though the folks announcing the pick in Chicago still unfurled it anyway when Reed's name was called.

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  • Cowboys get a power forward, draft Baylor hooper Rico Gathers

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 3 days ago

    Rico Gathers was a heck of a player at Baylor. It was in basketball, but that was good enough for the Dallas Cowboys.

    In the sixth round of the NFL draft the Cowboys took a power forward who they hope can become a tight end, selecting Gathers. It's an intriguing pick, considering Gathers hasn't played football since middle school.

    There are a couple things working in Gathers' favor. First, he's a great athlete. He's 6-foot-8, 275 pounds, and his strength and agility is one reason he was a tremendous rebounder and inside player for Baylor's basketball team. Gathers averaged 8.6 points and 8 rebounds per game in college.

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    And if he doesn't work out with the Cowboys, they can call the Dallas Mavericks and see if they could use any rebounding help.

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  • Awkward! Years ago, Dak Prescott ripped new teammate Tony Romo

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 3 days ago

    In late 2012, Dak Prescott likely wasn't thinking about an NFL future. He was just a Dallas Cowboys fan with some angst and a Twitter account.

    Who knew that on Dec. 30, 2012, he wasn't just ripping Tony Romo on Twitter, he was ripping future Cowboys teammate Tony Romo? The Cowboys picked Prescott late in the fourth round on Saturday, presumably to possibly be Romo's successor someday.

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    Here are the tweets, which Prescott hadn't deleted as of Saturday afternoon but probably will soon:

    I'm DONE Taking up for Romo. #hadenough

    @JaceyPunches No! He doesn't finish & None of those INTs were Bc of the O-line. #noexcuses

    And the 2016 draft has yet another embarrassing social media issue.

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  • NCAA all-time TD leader, Navy's Keenan Reynolds, drafted by Ravens

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner 3 days ago

    Navy's Keenan Reynolds, who set an NCAA career record with 88 touchdowns and an FBS record with 4,559 rushing yards, was taken in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens. That's not far from Annapolis, where Reynolds became a big-time college football player. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting last year.

    Reynolds' position has been debated, though it seems his best fit might be as a slot receiver.

    The transition to the NFL is not as easy for service-academy players as it is for everyone else. Everyone else gets a phone call, puts on a hat and makes football their full-time job. If you graduate from a service academy like Navy, you have a five-year service commitment.

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    Reynolds could also have to serve active duty and then do reserve duty for the remainder of his commitment, as others have.

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