Packers' Lowry Is Trying to Take His Game to the Next Level

Jul 11, 2017 | by Zachary Jacobson,

It took some time, but eventually, persistence paid off for Packers defensive lineman Dean Lowry.

He showed up in a big way in back-to-back games last season during the six-game winning streak to finish the regular season, tallying a sack both against the Texans and the Seahawks a week later.

The 6'6", 296-pound Lowry only finished the season with six tackles amidst ...

Patriots left guard Joe Thuney gives back at football camp

Jul 11, 2017 | by Mark Daniels, Milford Daily News

LOWELL — Joe Thuney has come a long way over the last year. He played every offensive line spot at North Carolina State before being drafted by the Patriots in the third round in 2016.

Since coming to the NFL, however, Thuney hasn’t needed all that versatility. Instead, he was a staple at left guard all of last season. From OTAs, ...

Family, hometown lay foundation for Valparaiso's Alec Peters on way to NBA

Jul 09, 2017 | by Michael Osipoff, Chicago Tribune

Carrie Peters half-jokingly talks about "Peters Boot Camp."

When each of her and Jeff Peters' four children reached fifth grade, they had to walk, run or bike a mile every day during the summer. That included Alec, their second-oldest child.

"I never allowed my kids to be lazy," Carrie Peters said. "Everyone gets 24 hours a day — what are you going to do ...

In Timberwolves, Taj Gibson sees a coach he trusts and a team full of potential

Jul 07, 2017 | by Jace Frederick,
In Timberwolves, Taj Gibson sees a coach he trusts and a team full of potential

Tom Thibodeau didn’t have to do much to sell Taj Gibson on the thought of playing in Minnesota.

The coach’s presence was enough.

Thibodeau helped Gibson, who agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal with the Timberwolves on Sunday, grow into a good NBA player during their years together in Chicago. He’s the right coach for Gibson.

Bucks complete draft-night trade for second-round guard Sterling Brown

Jul 06, 2017 | by Jimmy Carlton,
Bucks complete draft-night trade for second-round guard Sterling Brown

The wait is over, and guard Sterling Brown is officially a member of the Bucks. Milwaukee finalized its trade with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire the draft rights to the former SMU guard, who was the 46th overall selection, in exchange for cash considerations.

How Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu stays connected to Sierra Leone

Jul 06, 2017 | by Jon Gold, ESPN

Like many NFL players, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has the dream of building his mom a house. Soon it might become a reality, even though she lives 5,000 miles away in Sierra Leone.

"I'm trying to build her a house back there now," Sanu said of his mother, Aminata Koroma. "My mom is very humble, doesn't ask for much. Whatever she does, I'm ...

Getting To Know: Tyson Alualu

Jul 06, 2017 | by Teresa Varley,

Who is your football mentor or inspiration? For me growing up I would have to say it was my uncle, Tupu Alualu, who played back in Hawaii at the same high school I went to. He went to Oregon and then transferred back to the University of Hawaii. Our family going to his games, supporting him, seeing him do well himself, ...

Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts hosting NFL stars to fight heart disease July 15

Jul 06, 2017 | by Hector Longo,

New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts is as serious in his foundation’s fight against heart disease as he was last year in preparing for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

“We were playing against the Houston Texans at home, and I got a phone call,” said Roberts, who is heading into his second season with the Patriots. “My aunt had ...

Nick Young moves on to Warriors with one-year deal

Jul 05, 2017 | by Mark Medina,

Already well known for high-volume shooting, eclectic clothing and a taste for the spotlight, Nick Young took a step toward adding some bling to his “Swaggy P” image.

Young on Wednesday agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.2 million with the Golden State Warriors with their mid-level exception, according to agent Mark Bartelstein. Young also met with the Warriors on Saturday, ...

8 fun facts with Bengals rookie J.J. Dielman

Jul 05, 2017 | by Rebecca Toback,

The Cincinnati Bengals selected former Utah center/right tackle J.J. Dielman in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Due to a Lisfranc injury suffered during his senior season in college, he was unable to practice in rookie minicamp and OTAs. That’s kept the spotlight off the rookie offensive lineman who will make a push to make an impact among a crowded, yet inexperienced, Bengals ...


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