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Post Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: January 12, 2016, 02:34

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Refreshing York Giants enthusiasts seeking in direction of obtain an autograph versus star vast recipient Odell Beckham Jr. immediately after Friday's prepare received as a result nuts they prompted the bleachers towards buckle, forcing the workers towards variation its plan for the remainder of performing exercises camp."A element of a bleacher shifted in the course of the autograph consultation immediately after doing exercises camp teach currently," the Giants explained within just a assertion Friday evening. "In accordance towards Seating Services, the company of the bleachers, the move was triggered thanks in direction of an surprising surge inside spectators. There were being no damage said as a final result of that accident, and the supporters were being routinely taken out versus the local."Beckham and Victor Cruz, the avid gamers highest reputable for drawing the group, have been ushered absent in opposition to the Space toward stability by means of Giants stability. The personnel much too explained supporters had been mechanically taken out versus the Space.Alternate issue classes signal for admirers the moment prepare just about every working day of camp, and Friday was one particular of 2 times upon which broad receivers were being scheduled towards signal this camp Johnathan Hankins Jersey. Variables will be substitute Aug. 16, the future working day extensive receivers are scheduled in the direction of indication"Associates and engineers towards Seating Providers will discover all of the bleachers encompassing the prepare fields this night time and deliver any critical variations," the Giants claimed within just the assertion. "Moreover, the short article-educate autograph consultation will be relocated toward the Children' Zone neighborhood at the north stop of the educate fields and autographs will be minimal towards kids 12 and underneath."The bleachers within just speculate are non permanent buildings the Giants fixed up towards fit enthusiasts who require in direction of monitor exercising camp behaviors. This calendar year, merely 9 camp behaviors are open up in the direction of the general public.

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: May 19, 2017, 03:35

D'Onta Foreman 'adds balance' to Texans' run-first offense

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans were a run-first team last season,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Vontaze Burfict Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Vontaze Burfict Jersey</strong></a>, due in part to poor quarterback play but also because their free-agent signing of running back Lamar Miller paid off.

The Texans ran the ball 456 times in 2016, the Texans lead the league with 1, continuing a trend of high usage under head coach Bill O’Brien; since he took over in Houston in 2014,479 rushing attempts in the regular season.

he is hopeful third-round pick D'Onta Foreman will be able to “spell” their starting running back in 2017. ,The Texans depended on Miller a lot; he had 74 more carries more than he did in 2015 with the Miami Dolphins, he had five contests with 24 or more carries, and including two playoff games, rushing 31 times in the wild-card victory over Oakland. While O’Brien said he doesn’t think the Texans overused Miller last season

The addition of Foreman will crowd the backfield O’Brien and the Texans depended on frequently last season. Foreman will not only help relieve Miller, Alfred Blue, but the first- and second-down back will challenge last season’s backup, for the No. 2 job.

“[Foreman] adds balance to the offense, good foot quickness, good vision,” general manager Rick Smith said. “[He] is a powerful runner, good feet, so we like the addition for our running game for both those guys. Both those guys are high-character guys. Very impressed with our running back.”

In his last season at Texas,<a href=' ' title='Authentic A.J. Green Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic A.J. Green Jersey</strong></a>,028 yards on 323 carries with 15 touchdowns en route to winning the Doak Walker Award, Foreman ran for 2,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Tyler Eifert Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Tyler Eifert Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Jim Brown Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Jim Brown Jersey</strong></a>, given to the best running back in college football.

“He was a very productive inside runner that broke a lot of tackles for Texas this year, but he was a productive first- and second-down,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Gary Barnidge Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Gary Barnidge Jersey</strong></a>,” O’Brien said. "He ran to the outside. He ran to the perimeter. They attacked the defense with him in different ways, tackle-to-tackle runner and that was impressive to me.”

Foreman is a powerful runner who is hard to tackle. The rookie said although he didn’t catch the ball much in college, he hasn’t had a lot of practice working on blitz pickups, he feels like that’s a “strong part” of his game. He also said because of the system Texas ran, but he thinks that’s the “biggest thing” he should work on entering the season because it’s such an important skill in the NFL.

Foreman will join the group of Miller, 2016 fourth-round pick Tyler Ervin -- who was primarily used on special teams last season -- and Akeem Hunt. Running-backs coach Charles London and the Texans kept four running backs to start the 2016 season, Blue, with third-down back Jonathan Grimes now departed.

as current starter Tom Savage has played in only five NFL games and started only two. Regardless of whether Houston’s offense gets more help from the passing game next season,The Texans aren’t sure what they will get at the quarterback position in 2017, it’s likely O’Brien will still be committed to the run in 2017.

“I think it’s just a matter of, are measured by their ability to stop the run and also their ability to run the football. I think that’s a big part of what we do. We’ve done a great job of stopping the run on defense and we’ve done a decent job of running the football. That’s part of our philosophy. It’s not the only thing that we look at, No. 1,” O’Brien said. “I think all good teams, being able to control the tempo of the game, possess the football versus some of the teams we play,<a href=' ' title=' A.J. Green Jersey' target='_blank'><strong> A.J. Green Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Tyler Eifert Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Tyler Eifert Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Vontaze Burfict Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Vontaze Burfict Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Jim Brown Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Jim Brown Jersey</strong></a>,<a href='' title='Gary Barnidge Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Gary Barnidge Jersey</strong></a>, in my opinion, but it’s definitely part of what we believe in.”

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: May 24, 2017, 04:01

Why trading up to grab Patrick Mahomes was easy call for Chiefs

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Hunt said, Jack Conklin Jersey,Asked what he remembered about the pick,Kevin Dodd Jersey, “Not a lot. I think I was worried about finals that were coming up."

the Chiefs have drafted only two quarterbacks who have gone on to so much as start a game for them. Their combined record of those starts was 0-11., who played five seasons for the Chiefs,Authentic Derrick Henry Jersey,Since Blackledge,Kevin Byard Jersey, was eventually sent on his way

The Chiefs have spent most of the time since drafting Blackledge by going with quarterbacks who have been rejected by or were backups with other teams.

That’s why Hunt didn’t flinch when general manager John Dorsey approached him a few days before the draft and asked for permission to trade next year’s first-round draft pick to move up in the first round this year and select a quarterback, Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech.

" Hunt said. “But all things considered,“It’s not a decision that I take lightly, it was not a hard decision. The chance to get a quarterback who can be a franchise quarterback for the Chiefs in the future made it a pretty easy decision."

With both Dorsey and coach Andy Reid in favor of acquiring Mahomes, Hunt got aboard quickly.

“They both know the quarterback position,Authentic Jack Conklin Jersey,Authentic Kevin Dodd Jersey,Authentic Austin Johnson Jersey," Hunt said. “I think Andy has a tremendous history of developing young quarterbacks. He really felt Patrick’s skill set and his personality and his mental approach to the game were some things that he could work with and really turn him into a great quarterback.

“Having Andy and John at the helm made this a much easier decision for me to agree with because I respect their opinion so much."

Thursday's trade goes against Hunt’s stated philosophy of building the Chiefs through the draft. They won’t have a first-round pick next season for the first time since 2001,Austin Johnson Jersey, Derrick Henry Jersey,In a sense,Authentic Kevin Byard Jersey, not counting a couple of years they traded back on draft day into the early second round.

The lure of acquiring a young quarterback who can be the Chiefs’ long-term solution at a most important position was the determining factor. The Chiefs also threw one of their third-round picks this year into the trade with the Buffalo Bills to move up from 27th in the first round to 10th.

or we wouldn’t have made the trade,“We think it’s going to be worthwhile," Hunt said. “I’m a big fan of accumulating extra draft picks because it gives you flexibility. I think in a lot of ways you can look at this draft and see the flexibility we had; having 10 picks made it easier for us to make this decision to give up a couple of picks to move up."

The journey at quarterback for the Chiefs over the past 34 years saw them draft a passer in the second round twice. Neither ever started a game for Kansas City.

They twice traded first-round picks to acquire quarterbacks. They traded a No. 2 for Matt Cassel and two second-round picks for the current starter, Alex Smith.

It took a bold draft trade for the Chiefs to finally get a quarterback they can call their own.

“I agree with the decisions we’ve made over the last 10 years to acquire the guys that have started for us at the QB position," Hunt said. “We’re lucky to have Alex Smith. ... We just have never really been in a situation where we had a quarterback that we thought that much of and we could actually go get based on where we were drafting."

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 2, 2017, 04:21

Kyle Rudolph on Michael Floyd: 'We're all going to make mistakes'

Minn. -- While he is reacclimatizing himself to Minnesota,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey</strong></a>, and serving the remainder of his 96-day house arrest sentence following his DUI last year,EDEN PRAIRIE, Michael Floyd is bunking up with his old college roommate -- and the new roomies Kyle Rudolph has found since he was at Notre Dame.

and to this point, Floyd has said in no uncertain terms he will not be helping with diaper duty. "We're working on that,The Vikings tight end became a father last October when his wife Jordan gave birth to twin girls," Rudolph joked on Wednesday.

though,There was never much question in Rudolph's mind, about whether he'd take Floyd in after the wide receiver's sentence was transferred from Arizona to Minnesota.

” Rudolph said. “I'm not perfect. He's not perfect. No one is. It's just a matter of what you do; you have to learn your lesson and understand that we're so fortunate to have these opportunities. It's called the Not For Long league for a reason. There are only so many opportunities,"We're all going to make mistakes, and I think he realizes that.”

Here are some other notes and observations from the Vikings' second open organized team activity on Wednesday:

but was mostly a bystander, watching the session with his left knee wrapped. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes was also not in attendance,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Preston Smith Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Preston Smith Jersey</strong></a>, though his absence was neither related to an injury nor his contract,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Matt Jones Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Matt Jones Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Larry Fitzgerald Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Larry Fitzgerald Jersey</strong></a>,Receiver Adam Thielen was on the field for practice,<a href=' ' title='Authentic Patrick Peterson Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Authentic Patrick Peterson Jersey</strong></a>, which expires after this season.

Jarius Wright joined the Vikings' top three-receiver grouping,With Thielen out, getting some time with Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell.

and T.J. Clemmings might be learning a new position. The third-year lineman worked at guard on Wednesday with the Vikings' second-team offense,The Vikings have planned their future at tackle around Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers, while Rashod Hill and Jeremiah Sirles were at tackle with the second unit.

Edmond Robinson was at weak-side linebacker in the Vikings' first-team defense, with Emmanuel Lamur sitting out because of injury.

and some are not. The fact that rookie running back Dalvin Cook's locker is situated next to 38-year-old Terence Newman's, is not a coincidence. "He has conversations with me every day about ball, one may gather, everything. He's been in the league 15 years now,Some locker room pairings are incidental," Cook said. "I passed by the weight room and I see him in there squatting and lifting like he's still 25. He just says have fun and enjoy it,<a href=' ' title='Preston Smith Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Preston Smith Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Matt Jones Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Matt Jones Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Pat Tillman Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Pat Tillman Jersey</strong></a>,<a href=' ' title='Larry Fitzgerald Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Larry Fitzgerald Jersey</strong></a>,<a href='' title='Patrick Peterson Jersey' target='_blank'><strong>Patrick Peterson Jersey</strong></a>, 'cause it goes by real fast. He just remembers when he was coming in the league so just have fun with it, enjoy every day. It's going to go by fast once you're having fun with it."

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 5, 2017, 03:03

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The Patriots didn’t have a player like Guy,Antonio Garcia Jersey, on their roster last season, who signed as an unrestricted free agent in March,
eschewing the mid-sized defensive linemen for traditional edge rushers and nose tackle types. There’s a good chance Guy will
be asked to play anywhere from nose tackle to seven-technique defensive end with the Patriots this season, because head coach
Bill Belichick asked if he could handle that type of responsibility when he visited New England as a free agent.

“I said, ‘I feel comfortable anywhere you put me at.’ It’s one of those situations with me as a player that I … found that
I needed to play different positions for me to be the best player I can be,” Guy said Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. “Coming
in this situation, I can go ahead and do it. I’m not a great corner. I’m a little bit heavy, wherever they need to put me at,
but I’ll try it.”

The Patriots should be just fine at cornerback.

“You put me on the field,Authentic James White Jersey,” Guy said. “It doesn’t matter if I’m at nose (tackle), I’ll do what I gotta do to make a play,
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The Patriots have more certainty at defensive tackle than they do at defensive end at this point in the offseason. Defensive
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Trey Flowers and Rob Ninkovich return from the Patriots’ 2016 defensive end rotation. They added veteran Kony Ealy and rookies
Deatrich Wise and Corey Vereen. They also have Geneo Grissom,Derek Rivers, who almost exclusively played special teams last

That means Guy might be inserted into the Patriots’ defensive tackle and defensive end rotations this season. That will be
especially necessary if Rivers and Wise don’t prove they can contribute as rookies. The Patriots also won’t be forced to play
an undersized player out of position as they did last season with Chris Long at five-technique defensive end.

“I like to be on the field, I’ll go out there and do it, so if they put me at a position they need me to work at,” Guy said.
“The whole object is to be able to play multi positions on the field so you can be out there for the most time you can and how
you’re not really helping the team. If you can do multiple things,you help the team out. If you can only do one thing, you
can help the team a lot.”

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 6, 2017, 04:38

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Like everyone on the unit,Authentic Kevin Dodd Jersey, the 2013 first-round pick has a lot to prove after being let go by the San Diego Chargers.

The line was a main focal point of the Giants' problems last season.

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Bobby Hart has taken over at his spot, even though many think the Giants signed Fluker as a free agent in the offseason to play
there. For now, the 6-foot-5, 339-pounder has been the backup right guard during organized team activities.

"I have a lot to prove, just to prove to the team that let me go, more than just being a player," Fluker said Friday after the
Giants wrapped up their second week of OTAs. "So I got a chip on my shoulder, and I'm very hungry right now. I'm motivated
every single day."

There are plenty of questions about what the Giants will do with their line. Ereck Flowers, the first-round draft pick two
years ago, has struggled at left tackle in his first two seasons. There will probably be an open competition at both tackle

Fluker said linemen hear lots of criticism. After Fluker signed a one-year, Giants general manager Jerry
, $3 million contract

Reese told him all he wants from him is passion when he plays.

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Giants OTAs continued with two of the team's biggest stars again failing to show: receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end
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"We did the attendance song and dance last week," coach Ben McAdoo said., so let's skip that this week

Punter Brad Wing made up for Beckham's absence by dying his hair a shade of blond, similar to what Beckham has colored his
hair. The two were LSU teammates.

Wing told a team spokesman that he did not want to comment about the look after the workout.

Receiver Brandon Marshall, tight end Rhett Ellison and cornerback Eli Apple were limited by minor aches.

NOTES: Apple, the first-round draft pick last year, cut out junk food and put on 10 pounds. Surprisingly, has changed his diet,
the cornerback is faster. At least that's what he says the tracking machines attached to his body are recording. ... TE Matt
LaCosse, the training camp star who had trouble staying healthy the past two seasons, had four nice catches, including two in
the back of the end zone for touchdowns. He is also working out more to overcame weakness on his right side that led to
hamstring and knee injuries. ... Free agent WR Kevin Norwood left the field with what looked like an injury to his left foot.

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 7, 2017, 06:46

The shroud that has hovered over Ezekiel Elliott's head since last summer is beginning to crack a bit,Authentic Dan Feeney Jersey, as a significant step may have been taken to close an NFL probe into domestic abuse allegations.

NFL investigators submitted a request for Elliott's phone records some time ago,Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey, and USA Today reports Elliott and the NFL Players' Association finally adhered to the request last week.

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Elliott was never arrested or charged with domestic abuse, but the woman in question claimed that Elliott hit her in February 2016, and again over a several day span in July.

Since being drafted, the now 21-year-old has been involved in several situations that may clash with the NFL's flexible personal conduct policy. The NFL has taken looks at videos that involved Elliott pulling down a woman's shirt at a St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas,Dan Feeney Jersey, and there was also a spot of controversy when Elliott went to a marijuana dispensary while visiting Seattle.

Elliott's domestic case remains cloudy,Authentic Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey,Authentic Gerald Everett Jersey,Authentic Cooper Kupp Jersey, as a lot of details are unclear. A key witness told police that Elliott's accuser specifically said to lie to police about an unrelated incident,Cooper Kupp Jersey,John Johnson Jersey, but a lead attorney claimed there seemed to be a series of violent encounters between her and Elliott.

Jerry Jones and Elliott himself have both expressed displeasure that the probe is still ongoing, although it's possible that the NFL wants to do its due diligence due to public perception going sideways in past domestic cases. The NFL's personal conduct policy is extremely pliable by the person levying the punishment. With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expiring in 2020, this policy may be an extreme point of contention between the players and the owners.

In the meantime, who enjoyed an excellent rookie season for the Dallas Cowboys, Elliott, may be able to move on from this issue soon.

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 13, 2017, 07:00

Ereck Flowers and the New York Giants offensive line are already showing key signs of improvement.

Giants offensive line coach Mike Solari spoke with reporters on Wednesday and confirmed that he has high expectations for his unit in 2017.

" Solari said of the offensive line to Giants reporters.,"There's no doubt in my mind we will be better

Solari is most excited about the extra work that his younger linemen put in during the offseason before the Giants kicked off their OTAs. He spoke
specifically of the extra time spent by incumbent starting left tackle Ereck Flowers and starting right tackle Bobby Hart.

"They were both around, working out in the weight room," Solari said. "They were committed. Bobby and Ereck were here together and that developed some
competition and camaraderie."

Solari added that Flowers is "leaner, stronger, quicker, and better."

"You see a difference in their conditioning and where they're at right now," Solari added. "It has improved their conditioning, strength, and
flexibility. All of those things add up."

Both Flowers and Hart remain committed to the process.

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Olivier Vernon will and already has paid dividends for both Flowers and Hart.,Going up in practice every day against Jason Pierre-Paul and eventually

"Even at OTAs, it's beneficial because of that quickness and explosion they have in their first step,Josh Reynolds Jersey," Solari said. "There's no wasted movement."

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The Giants are hoping that the same group of five offensive linemen who entered the 2016 regular season opener will do the same in 2017. Continuity is
king when it comes to offensive line play and Solari is confident that this will hold true for the Giants in 2017.

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 14, 2017, 09:20

We’ve all seen the list — the catalog of terrible quarterbacks who’ve started for the Cleveland Browns since the team’s last postseason appearance. It’s

dreadful — full of broadcasters and assistant coaches and McCowns. Not good. The list, and the related losing, has transformed this franchise into a punchline.

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TD passes along with 14 picks. Cody Kessler was the best of an unimpressive bunch. He was the only Cleveland QB to finish with more touchdown passes (6) than

interceptions (2), averaging a modest 6.5 Y/A, and he was the only guy to complete better than 60 percent of his throws (65.6). He wasn’t great, but he

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Kessler completed over 65 percent of his attempts in every collegiate season at USC, adequate size — but he isn’t a reckless passer and he seems to have a good

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though he’s a slight favorite to open 2017 as the Browns starter.

You’ll recall that Cleveland acquired Brock Osweiler from Houston in a pre-draft salary-dump deal. Osweiler is coming off a horrendous season with the Texans.

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subject of various sunshiny pre-camp reports, it’s awfully tough to treat these pro-Brock practice reports as anything other than spin. He is verifiably not


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for the Irish back in 2015, Will Fuller). He took a backward step statistically last season when surrounded by less dynamic weapons, with multiple NFL talents in

his supporting cast (C.J. Prosise, yet he still threw 26 TD passes and rushed for eight scores. Kizer isn’t likely to be an impact fantasy asset in 2017, but he

’s a player of interest for dynasty drafters. Cleveland clearly did well to find a potential franchise QB in Round 2.

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Post Re: Bleachers buckle as followers flock for Odell Beckham Jr. autographs
on: June 15, 2017, 05:06

Matt Ryan still is only 32, but Roddy White’s retirement has made the NFL’s MVP consider the end of his career.

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” Ryan said. “I still feel like I got a lot of football in front of me, and hopefully I can play for a long time. …You hope for one of those 15- or 20-year careers for sure. That’s what the hope is. With the one thing that I’ve found during my time in this league is that if you project too far out,“I still feel really good, it’s tough to do that because things change constantly.”

Ryan said he has benefitted from the nutritionist the Falcons added in the offseason. He is trying to eliminate sugar from his diet.

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