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Packer, Rockford Native Dean Lowry Takes Time Out With Local Kids

May 20, 2017 | by Joshua Filomeno, mystateline.com

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LOVES PARK - Former Boylan High School standout and now Green Bay Packer Dean Lowry was on hand for this year's Rockford Football Training Camp.

He and former Chicago Bear Alex Brown were guest instructors in the Indoor Sports Center at MercyHealth Sportscore Two. The camp involves kids of all ages participating in drills with ...

Sydney Kings sign former Kansas star Perry Ellis

May 20, 2017 | by Luke Sicari, pickandroll.com.au

The Sydney Kings’ roster has received a significant boost, with the signing of former Kansas Jayhawk, Perry Ellis.

While it is expected Ellis will suit up for the Kings, he will spend his off-season in America, as he continues to work towards an NBA contract. Out clauses like this are regular in NBL import deals.

It marks Sydney’s first import signing for ...

Perry Ellis a different player after one season in D-League

May 19, 2017 | by Kellis Robinett, The Kansas City Star
Perry Ellis a different player after one season in D-League

Perry Ellis has a message for those who haven’t seen him play basketball since his final college game at Kansas more than a year ago.

You may not recognize his new style.

'HUMBLED' KAMALEI CORREA LOOKING TO EARN A STARTING ROLE

May 18, 2017 | by Ryan Mink, baltimoreravens.com
'HUMBLED' KAMALEI CORREA LOOKING TO EARN A STARTING ROLE

The second-year linebacker said learning the playbook was the most difficult part of his rookie year, and it left him inactive and with a small defensive role. This year, he already feels more confident and faster on the field, and he’s ready to play like his old self.

Second-year Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa has talked to some of this year’s rookies ...

Bruce Gradkowski taking part in NFL Films' Broadcast Bootcamp

May 17, 2017 | by Bryan DeArdo, 247Sports

Bruce Gradkowski is much happier when crossing paths with DeMarcus Ware these days.

That's because Gradkowski and Ware are taking part in NFL Films' NFL Broadcast Boot Camp for current/recently retired NFL players that have an interest in broadcasting. Gradkowski, who spent parts of his 11-year career with the Buccaneers, Raiders, Browns, Bengals and Steelers, Tweeted a photo alongside Ware as ...

Ex-Aggies star, Bucs WR Mike Evans holding free camp in Galveston

May 17, 2017 | by Aaron Wilson, Chron

Growing up in Galveston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans interacted with former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl nose tackle Casey Hampton during his annual football camps.

That planted a lasting seed with Evans, the former Texas A&M star who was named to his first Pro Bowl last season.

Evans avoided trouble while living in the Galveston housing projects and overcame a ...

Joel Bolomboy reflects on rookie season spent with Jazz, Stars

May 16, 2017 | by Ryan McDonald, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — While the Utah Jazz were still in the midst of their playoff run, general manager Dennis Lindsey and team president Steve Starks got around to talking about rookie big man Joel Bolomboy.

The discussion centered around math: How much more playing time did Bolomboy, the 52nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, get this season by ...

JAGUARS LB PAUL POSLUSZNY QUIETLY COMING OFF CAREER YEAR

May 16, 2017 | by Aaron Resnick, Pro Football Focus
JAGUARS LB PAUL POSLUSZNY QUIETLY COMING OFF CAREER YEAR
In the 2016 season, Paul Posluszny posted a career-best PFF grade of 88.4, which ranked fourth amongst all linebackers. Posluszny thrived best in coverage, as his grade of 88.0 was tied for third among all linebackers. Playing the fifth-most coverage snaps among inside linebackers, he allowed just 0.76 yards per coverage snap in 2016. That figure was 11th out of 57 eligible ...

The Football Fever: A.J. Hawk's most interesting post-retirement gig

May 16, 2017 | by Clay Hall, Fox 28
The Football Fever: A.J. Hawk's most interesting post-retirement gig

A.J. Hawk will surprise you.

Hawk became certified to officiate weddings nearly nine years ago and performs that task for former teammates. He's already done a wedding for a former Packers teammate and two years ago wed former OSU teammate Rory Nicol and the former Amy Halpin, an aide to Head Football Coach Urban Meyer.

Steve Kerr's Absence: The True Test Of A Leader

May 16, 2017 | by Chris Ballard, si.com

Instead of a suit, Steve Kerr wore a baggy gray sweatshirt, the kind your dad might throw on to clean the garage. Rather than stand, he sat off to the side of the room, an observer in his own realm. Still, he was back at a Warriors game on Sunday for the first time in weeks, watching the opener of ...

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