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After making a comeback in the NFL as a tight end, Tim Tebow was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tim Tebow was dismissed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, ending his attempt to return to the NFL after an eight-year absence.
The quarterback-turned-tight end, a first-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2020, thanked the Jaguars for the opportunity following the transfer.
“Thankful for the highs and lows, opportunities and setbacks,” Tebow wrote on Twitter.
“I’ve never wanted to make decisions because I’m afraid of failing, and I’m happy for the opportunity to have pursued a dream…” Grateful for the highs and lows, possibilities and disappointments.
I’ve never wanted to make decisions because I’m afraid of failing, and I’m happy for the opportunity to pursue a dream.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 17, 2021 NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 85 players by 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, and Tebow was a longshot.
In the Jaguars’ 23-13 preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, he didn’t have a catch.
The 34-year-old was targeted once, but the throw was tipped at the scrimmage line.
Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion at Florida, started 14 games for the Broncos from 2010 to 2011, having an 8-6 record.
He threw for 2,422 yards on 47.9% of his passes, with 17 scores and nine interceptions, and added 989 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
The New York Jets acquired Tebow and a seventh-round selection pick in March 2012 in exchange for two 2021 draft picks, a fourth-rounder and a sixth-rounder.
In 2012, he was waived by the Jets after attempting eight passes and completing six of them.
Tebow was then signed by the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, although neither team used him in a game.
Tebow turned to baseball after his football stint, signing with the New York Mets in September 2016.
With the Mets’ low-A Columbia Fireflies organization, he hit a home run in his first professional at-bat.
Tebow hit.223 with a.299 on-base percentage,.338 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 48 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 107 RBIs, and five stolen bases in 287 games during three minor league seasons.
In February, he announced his retirement from baseball and in May, he signed with the Jaguars to play under Urban Meyer, his college coach.
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Joe Walton, the former head coach of the New York Jets, has died at the age of 85.

Joe Walton, the former head coach of the New York Jets and a longtime Robert Morris leader, died on Sunday.
After a decades-long career as an NFL head coach and assistant, Walton spent 20 years at Robert Morris, where he launched the Division I-FCS schools football program.
Walton’s stint with the Jets in the 1980s will be remembered the most.
During the decade, he spent nine seasons with the Jets, first as the Gang Greens’ offensive coordinator in 1981 and then as their head coach in 1983.
Walton was the Jets’ head coach for seven years.
Walton moved into scouting and later coaching when his playing career ended.
He spent nine years as a scout or assistance for the Giants before moving to Washington as an assistant in 1974.
Walton served in Washington under both George Allen and Jack Pardee, rising through the ranks to become the team’s offensive coordinator in 1978, just as the organization was settling in new starting quarterback Joe Theismann, before relocating to New York.
As the Jets’ head coach, Walton went 53-57-1.
The Jets, who reached the AFC Championship Game in 1982 with Walton as their offensive coordinator, also made the playoffs in 1985 and 1986.
While the Jets were known for their pass rush at the time, they finished eighth on offense in 1985 and went 11-5.
They were 10-6 in 1986, had two 1,000-yard receivers (Al Toon and Wesley Walker), and came close to beating the Browns in a double-overtime divisional playoff loss.
Once Waltons term with the Jets came to an end, the Beaver Falls, Pa. native finished his NFL coaching career as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator for Chuck Noll’s final two seasons.

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Joe Walton, a former Jets coach, died at the age of 85.

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. for AP National Sports
Joe Walton, the former New York Jets coach who established Robert Morris University’s football program from the bottom up, has died, according to AP Pro Football Writers.
Walton died on Sunday, according to an obituary on Robert Morris’ website.
There was no mention of a cause of death.
Walton was the Jets’ coach for seven years, going 53-57-1 and taking the team to the playoffs twice.
Walton, a former NFL tight end for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, caught 178 catches for 2,628 yards and 28 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Redskins and Giants.
Robert Morris hired the seasoned NFL assistant in 1993, and he went 114-92-1 in 20 seasons.

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Teddy Bridgewater of the Denver Broncos finishes strong against his former team, plus comments from a joint session with the Minnesota Vikings – The Athletic

EAGAN, Minnesota
— On Wednesday, the Broncos held the first of two joint sessions with the Vikings ahead of their preseason game on Saturday.
Teddy Bridgewater ended the day with a deep touchdown strike to Jerry Jeudy, a well-placed ball in tight coverage that gave his receiver a chance to catch and run, as he returned to face the team he played for during his first four NFL seasons.

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Alex Smith is set to join ESPN as an NFL analyst, according to reports.

Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Alex Smith will join ESPN as an NFL commentator for the 2021 season.
Smith, 37, left the NFL in April after 14 years in the league.
In 2021, he’ll appear on ESPN’s Monday Night NFL Countdown, though he’s not currently scheduled to work any live games.
According to Marchand, Smith auditioned for game analyst positions with Fox and CBS before joining ESPN.
Prior to a five-year run with the Chiefs, he spent his first seven seasons with the 49ers as the No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL draft.
Smith joined the Redskins ahead to the 2018 season and appeared in 10 games before sustaining a horrific leg injury.
Smith subsequently missed the entire 2019 season before returning in 2020 for his last eight games.
Smith finished his career with 99 victories, 199 touchdowns, and 35,650 throwing yards.
He appeared in seven postseason games with San Francisco, Kansas City, and Washington, but never made it to the Super Bowl.
The NFL season in 2021 is set to begin in September.
The Buccaneers take on the Cowboys at 9 p.m.
On the first Monday Night Football telecast of 2021, the Raiders will face the Ravens.
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Aldon Smith, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, has been released, according to a source.

According to ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks have released defensive end Aldon Smith.
Smith was arrested on a second-degree violence charge in April, two days after signing with the Seahawks, after allegedly choking a guy unconscious during an altercation that started inside a New Orleans coffee shop.
Smith approached the man about marital troubles the man was having with one of Smith’s relatives, according to the police report obtained by WWL-TV.
When Smith spoke with the media earlier this month, he said he couldn’t comment on the case because he had signed a one-year, $1.127 million contract with the Seahawks with $137,500 guaranteed.
Smith’s arrest in Louisiana was the latest in a series of run-ins with the law, which includes repeated DUI arrests and a domestic violence accusation.
Smith was suspended by the NFL for parts of the 2014 and 2015 seasons, as well as from 2016 through 2019, for violating the league’s personal conduct and substance abuse regulations.
Smith, 31, made his NFL comeback last season with the Dallas Cowboys, recording five sacks in 16 games, three of which came against Seattle and all of which came in the first half of the season.
Smith has 52.5 sacks in five seasons after setting an NFL record with 33.5 sacks in his first two seasons.
With veterans Carlos Dunlap, Benson Mayowa, and Kerry Hyder, as well as promising young players like Darrell Taylor, Alton Robinson, and L.J. Smith, the Seahawks have a strong edge rusher corps.
NFL Network was the first to break the news of Smith’s release.
Dan Graziano of ESPN and Brady Henderson of ESPN contributed to this article.

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The Raiders should focus on developing three young players.

The Raiders were able to establish a nice youthful core for Jon Gruden’s first few years back in the club after stockpiling first-round picks in recent rounds.
Gruden is now in the fourth year of his ten-year contract, and he needs to impress Mark Davis.
It’s been a long and arduous rebuilding process, and the team must make the playoffs in each of the next two seasons if Gruden’s contract is not to be considered a complete failure.
Fortunately for the Raiders, despite their lack of wins, they have developed an intriguing young core that will be the foundation for their success in the coming seasons – assuming Gruden can put it all together.
Daren Spencer (@DarenSpencer) August 10, 2021 Youth talent for Raiders regarded among top in NFL https://t.co/zdMlMvE6Fh via @theraiderswire — Daren Spencer (@DarenSpencer) August 10, 2021
#1 – Trevon Moehrig, Safety The Raiders have had a difficult time repairing their secondary, and they have made significant mistakes at safety.
Yet, by selecting Moehrig in the second round of the most recent draft, they appear to have struck gold.
Moehrig was drafted 43rd overall, but he possesses first-round talent and will be a key member of the Raiders’ defense once he on the field.
He’s the type of free safety that NFL teams have been vying for in recent months: he can sit in MOFC deep coverage and assist cornerbacks over the top.
Sooner rather than later, he’ll be a star.
Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders #2 – Maxx Crosby, EDGE Crosby has 17 sacks in his first two seasons with the Raiders and is looking like the actual star of the EDGE position drafted in 2019.
At the very least, he’s far superior to Clelin Ferrell, who was selected fourth overall but hasn’t lived up to the hype.
Crosby has been disruptive against the majority of offensive lines he’s faced in his first two seasons, and with Yannick Ngakoue taking some of the heat off him, he’ll be trying to return to double-digit sacks in 2021.
He possesses more than enough talent to accomplish this.
#3 – Henry Ruggs, WR So, Ruggs didn’t quite deliver what you’d expect from a first-round wide receiver.
Yet his spurts were exhilarating, and his talent has been well-known since his Alabama days, so there’s nothing to worry about.
Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards of the #Raiders are making great progress in training camp via @TheAthletic https://t.co/j5SRzmoRcW — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 4, 2021 He’s about to take the next step in his career as Derek Carr’s top target.
His speed and quickness will provide a challenge to opposing teams, and a year of experience will undoubtedly benefit him in reaching the level that the Raiders anticipate of him.
Prem Deshpande edited the piece.

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Xavien Howard, a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins, has requested a trade after only two seasons on a five-year, $75 million contract.

Xavien Howard: Miami Dolphins CB demands trade two seasons into five-year, $75 million contract Xavien Howard racked up $67,000 in fines after missing minicamp last month Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard requested a trade only hours after arriving to training camp on Tuesday.
Howard issued a post on social media in May 2019, saying he signed a five-year, $75.25 million (PS54.3 million) deal “that I’ll admit I didn’t totally understand” at the time.
“I didn’t grumble for two seasons on that agreement,” Howard added, “but everyone knows I completely surpassed that deal.”
“The footage backs up my claim that I’m one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL.”
“We wanted to work things out with the Dolphins, and offered solutions to the table – like guaranteeing more money – that we felt were win-wins for both sides,” Howard said, adding, “I’m the second-highest paid cornerback on my own club, and it’s not even close.” Howard said he never requested for a new deal, adding, “We wanted to work things out with the Dolphins, and presented solutions to the table – like guaranteeing more money – that we felt
“But, the Dolphins turned down all we offered.”
The Dolphins don’t seem to value or respect me.
“I can take a business-first approach just like they can.”
That’s why I’d like to make it plain that I’m not satisfied and have asked for a transfer.” Howard racked up $93,000 in fines after missing Miami’s mandated minicamp last month.
In 2021, the two-time Pro Bowler will earn a basic salary of $12.075 million (PS8.7 million).
Byron Jones, on the other hand, will earn more this season – $14 million (PS10 million) – after signing a five-year, $82.5 million (PS59.5 million) contract in March 2020.
In a video uploaded by the Dolphins earlier on Tuesday, Howard was seen fist-bumping wide receiver Jakeem Grant.
When asked about Howard’s comeback, Dolphins coach Brian Flores was evasive.
“We’re looking forward to working with X and all of the other players here,” he said.
Howard, 28, led the NFL with 10 interceptions and 20 passes defensed last season, adding 51 tackles and one forced fumble in 16 games.
Since being drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Miami, he has 191 tackles, 22 interceptions, and two forced fumbles in 56 career games (55 starts).

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The Ravens’ roster is being built, and there are ten questions that will influence the team’s decisions.

Between now and August, there is a lot that can happen.
Predicting the Ravens regular-season opening roster on July 31, when clubs must cut down to 53 players, is generally a futile exercise.A trade or free-agent signing at some point over the next five weeks is feasible, if not probable.
Accidents are unavoidable.
There will be surprises and disappointments for the players.
There will be good and terrible disclosures. When putting together a 53-man roster, each development has an impact on the final jigsaw.
Due to an injury at one position, the Ravens may be forced to compensate, resulting in one less available space at another.
This is true in both directions.
If a player seen as a lock at a position where there is an overabundance gets wounded, it might hypothetically open a space elsewhere. There are still so many unknowns.
But, ahead of Wednesday’s first full-team training camp practice, we’ll issue our first 53-man roster prediction on Tuesday.
Before we do that, let’s take a look at ten questions that will be key to the Ravens’ 53-man roster.1
Is it feasible for the Ravens to carry three quarterbacks?
It was assumed that the team would start the season with two quarterbacks for much of coach John Harbaugh’s career.
Because of Joe Flacco’s durability (he started every game in his first seven NFL seasons), the selection was simple.
Yet, the Ravens’ strategy has shifted in recent years.
For three years in a row, they’ve finished the preseason with three quarterbacks on the roster, and they’ve required the depth in at least two of those seasons.

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Vince Williams, a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has announced his retirement from the NFL after eight seasons.

Vince Williams, a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has announced his retirement from the NFL following an eight-year career with the team. Williams played 121 of a possible 128 regular-season games in eight seasons with the Steelers.
Throughout those eight seasons, the 31-year-old appeared in 121 of a possible 128 regular-season games, according to Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, who confirmed the news in a statement.
“Vince Williams informed us today that he will retire from football,” it stated.
“We accept his decision and want to thank him for his time with us since, in addition to his efforts on the field, he continually demonstrated excellent character and leadership.”
We wish Vince and his family the best.” The Steelers released Williams in March to save $4 million in salary budget space before re-signing him to a one-year contract a month later.
@VinnyVidiVici98, congrats on a fantastic career!!
I consider myself fortunate to have shared the field with you!
TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) July 21, 2021 Williams, an inside linebacker, was a sixth-round draft pick out of Florida State in 2013 and broke into the starting lineup as a rookie after other players were injured.
Williams has 479 total stops, 50 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, two interceptions (one recovered for a touchdown), and six fumble recoveries in 69 career starts.
In 2020, he started all 14 games for Pittsburgh, totaling 70 tackles and 14 stops for losses, which matched him for sixth in the NFL.
Williams is the cousin of Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James and the brother of former NFL running back Karlos Williams.
TJ Watt, Williams’ teammate, tweeted to Williams on Wednesday, “Congratulations on a fantastic career (Williams)!!”
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