Jalen Ramsey says he used to DM girlfriends of opponents before games

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Jalen Ramsey is one of the best trash talkers in the league, but even he admits he took it too far sometimes.

In a recent appearance on the "Bussin' With The Boys" podcast with Taylor Lewan and Will Compton, Ramsey admits he was "grimy" in college with his tactics to get inside opponents' heads. He says he used to slide into the direct messages of opponents' girlfriends back when he was at Florida State.

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“Say I was playing like a big receiver at whatever school, I would look up his Instagram and see his girlfriend and I'd probably go slide in her DMs. Before the game. You know we get to the game, he probably know about it, maybe he don't. But either he know about it or he don't, but either way I'm bringing it up in the game," Ramsey said.


Ramsey said he quit this tactic when he reached the NFL because he didn't want to mess with players who had wives.

"Somebody get shot over talking about somebody's wife," Ramsey said.

Another reason why Ramsey quit doing it is because he's matured more now that he's been in the league. He's still a heavy trash talker, but there's a different way of carrying yourself in the NFL compared to college, and Ramsey has clearly realized this.




Redskins 'don't know' when to expect Colt McCoy back, Jay Gruden says

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Washington is still waiting for Colt McCoy to be game-ready.

The Redskins signal call夜网论坛er broke his right leg in 2018 and has been working toward a return. 

Coach Jay Gruden discussed McCoy's progress Sunday but couldn't predict when he'd make his 2019 debut.

"Oh man, it might not be the end of camp, it might be two or three weeks into the season," Gruden told reporters. "We don't know yet. There is no timetable for him until he feels like he's 100 percent to push off that leg. Until that time comes, he's gonna be rehabbing."

McCoy became Washington's starter when Alex Smith fractured his leg last season and threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns before suffering his own season-ending injury. He was held out of practice last week because of leg soreness and Washington's quarterback room is undermanned.

Smith faces a long road to recovery from his leg fracture and might not play at all in 2019. In the meantime Case Keenum and 2019 draft pick Dwayne Haskins are competing for the first spot on the depth chart.

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Dolphins coach plays Jay-Z songs at practice, says it's to challenge Kenny Stills

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Brian Flores' song selection at Tuesday's Dolphins practice was ... interesting. 

Just one day after Miami wide receiver Kenny Stills criticized Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL, Flores played eight consecutive Jay-Z songs to start practice.

MORE: Flores on Stills: 'I applaud those guys who protest'

"He could've reached out to Colin. He could've reached out to me," Stills said. "Some of the ways he answered his questions, talking about we're moving away from kneeling, like he ever protested. He's not an NFL player. He's never been on a knee."

Stills, who still kneels during the 夜网论坛national anthem to call attention to racial injustice in the U.S., said the partnership didn't sit right with him. 

Media members in attendance quickly took notice of the playlist:


Packers-Raiders field fiasco in Winnipeg illustrates safety-related disconnect between NFL, teams

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The NFL will tell you international expansion and player safety enhancements are among its goals for the near future. Games being played in England, Mexico and Canada are examples of the former, and after the saga of the last few weeks, Antonio Brown can tell you all about the latter.

Yet Thursday night's incident in Winnipeg, where the Packers played the Raiders on an 80-yard field due to a fear of injury caused by holes in the end-zone turf, makes the NFL seem disingenuous in its player safety efforts as it forces its way into new markets.

Thursday night's long story short: The removal of the CFL goal posts for the Week 3 NFL preseason game at IG Field left some unstable turf in the end zones. Packers and Raiders officials examined the patches in question, and judging by Green Bay's decision to sit 33 players, the holes were deemed unsafe.

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The NFL decided to shorten the field in an effort avoid the end zones. Pylons would be placed between the 10-yard lines and the goal lines to mark the new end zones for the game, and there would be no kickoffs.


Colts owner Jim Irsay on possibility of Andrew Luck returning from retirement: 'I don't rule it out'

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Andrew Luck shocked the world when he announced his decision to retire from the NFL on Saturday, but Colts owner Jim Irsay hasn't given up hoping he'll see the quarterback in an Indianapolis jersey down the road.

Irsay spoke with reporters following Luck's announcement and gave his opinion on if Luck might return to the team.

"I don't rule it out because as quickly as this thing descended on us and mysterious as it was, it could leave the same way," Irsay said. "That's just a fact. It's very hard to measure sometimes our human experience and we all perceive life from our chair. I would say it's possible."

But Irsay isn't banking on the slim chance Luck will have a change of heart.

"We know we have to get on and play. We are focused on having a great season. It's possible but no one knows and he would be the first to say it. Only time will tell."

Luck, 29, was a Pro Bowl player in four of his six pro seasons and is fresh off a 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. He led the Colts to a 10-6 record last season and into the second[......]



Andrew Luck's Colts legacy deserves own special place behind Peyton Manning

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No matter what Andrew Luck did for the Colts, he was never going to be Peyton Manning.

When the misfortune of Manning's career in Indianapolis ending with a neck injury led to the fortune of the Colts landing Luck, there were unreasonable expectations for Luck, another can't-miss No. 1 overall pick 14 years after Manning was drafted.

But Luck's retirement before his age-30 season — the same age at which Manning led Indianapolis to its Super Bowl 41 victory — is a harsh reminder that no NFL careers are meant to be equal, even when they seem as such at first. Even though Luck is giving up his chance to match or surpass what Manning did for the Colts, he still leaves a legacy that made him a worthy heir-apparent in the toughest of follow-up situations.

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In fewer than six fully healthy seasons, Luck made the Pro Bowl and led the Colts to the playoffs four times. He did both as a rookie. It's only natural to think about what could have been considering Luck, who finally reached his true elite level last season, didn't last in the NFL for even half the time Manning spent in Indianapolis.

But Luck provided enough special moments to put him in a unique place behind Manning in franchise history. At his best, Luck was a fearless, gritty leader who took the licks an[......]



NFL: Jamie Gillan's journey from Scotland to the Browns

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It may raise a few eyebrows that a proud, rugby-mad Scotsman like Jamie Gillan would admit his role model growing up was one of England's greatest ever players.

"Jonny Wilkinson was my favourite rugby player. When YouTube first appeared, as a kid, I think I watched every YouTube highlights video of Jonny Wilkinson," Gillan said of the hero of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup triumph. 

"I've probably watched them about 100 times each. I loved how he played. He played with a lot of heart and was an awesome kicker as well. 

"I also liked watching (former Scotland fly-half) Chris Paterson kick conversions. I like him and Jonny Wilkinson. I looked up to Jonny Wilkinson the most, I liked watching how he played."

It is that sort of forensic-like analysis and willingness to learn that helped Gillan on a path from aspiring rugby union international to a career in the NFL as a punter with the Browns.

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Three takeaways from Patriots' dominant win over Steelers

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It's another NFL season and another seemingly unstoppable Patriots team.

Tom Brady and company handed the Steelers an embarrassing 33-3 loss in the first "Sunday Night Football" game of the year.

Brady threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns on 24-of-36 passing while Ben Roethlisberger couldn't get anything going for Pittsburgh.

The win showed how dangerous New England can be, even without its newest star. On the other hand, the loss exposed what can happen when teams lose their biggest names.

Three takeaways from the Patriots' dominant win over the Steelers

It was all Patriots, all night

For anyone expecting a high scoring affair on both sides, they were disappointed. It was all Patriots, all night as they built a 20-0 lead at halftime and later extended it to a 30-point victory.

Brady once again escaped the clutches of Father Time and the Steelers' defense all at once. 

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Jaguars' Myles Jack reportedly won't face suspension; he claims Sammy Watkins instigated altercation

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Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack will not be suspended for his role in an altercation during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, according to NFL Media.

Jack scuffled with Chiefs receivers Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson midway through the second quarter and was ejected.

Jack complicated matters by losing his temper after learning he'd been ejected,夜网论坛 and coaches had to escort him off the field.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport noted that the NFL will review the incident "through the standard discipline process. … That almost certainly means no expedited process and no suspension."

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Who plays on 'Sunday Night Football' tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for Week 2

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Last Sunday's NFL primetime matchup did not exactly live up to the billing. The Patriots dominated from the start and the Steelers seemingly had no chance.

That should not be the case this Sunday when Philadelphia travels to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on the Falcons. 

Sure, the Falcons did not exactly light up the scoreboard in Minnesota last Sunday, but who can blame them? Facing off against a challenging defense on the road in the first week of the regular season is not an easy task, and the Vikings got the better of them, winning 28-12. The Eagles, on the other hand, seemed to be heading to a cold night of offense themselves after scoring just seven points in the first half before exploding for 25 in the second half to beat the Redskins 32-27.

Below is all the info you need to watch the Eagles vs. Falcons on Sunday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time.

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Who plays on Sunday Night Football tonight?

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