Who is Brice Butler? Scouting the newest Dallas Cowboys WR

  • Night net null null null The Cowboys traded Tuesday for Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler to help fill in for injured Dez Bryant. Here is a look at Butler:MORE: 5 reasons why the Cowboys will survive without Dez Bryant | Fantasy impact of Bryant's injury  Name: Brice ButlerHeight: 6-3 Weight: 215College: San Diego State (after graduating from Southern Cal in 2011)High school: Norcross (Ga.)Drafted: 207th overall by Oakland, 2013Career totals (two seasons): 30 receptions, 383 yards, 12.8 ypc (long: 55 yards), 2 touchdowns.Scouting report (via dallascowboys.com): "Brice Butler has all the measureables that scouts look for in a receiver. He’s listed with 4.39 speed coming out of college, but when you watch him play, it takes him a few strides before he is hitting top gear. … He's got some versatility the Cowboys' coaches will value, as the tape shows him hav夜网论坛ing experience to both line up at the 'X' — Dez Bryant's primary position — as well as in the slot. For a tall guy, he’s got a knack for making tacklers miss in space. He has talent to be more than just a flash player, but I would like to see him be more consistent with the opportunities that[......]

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    Photos, new details emerge in Greg Hardy's assault case

  • Night net null New details regarding the assault case against Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy have emerged in  an investigative report by Deadspin .The website was able to obtain hundreds of pages of records, such as police reports, interview transcripts and pictures that were previously unseen. The records include information already public, but there is a lot to take away from the report. MORE: Players arrested on DV charges  | Rooting against Greg HardyThis is why Night net star Greg Hardy was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend https://t.co/8OZijp2R6F pic.twitter.com/pj3NAo4nrd— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 6, 2015Nicole Holder, the accuser, gave a police interview on the night of the incident, May 13, 2014. During the interview she said the night was going along fine until Hardy starting "bringing up some stuff that had happened in our past." She says he called her slut and things became "very escalated." "I tried to get up, he pushed me … then I start fighting back, he threw me into the bathroom, I hit the back of the shower wall and fell into the bathtub where he pulled me out … dragged me into the bedroom, picked me up again, threw me down on his futon that had guns sitting on it so I landed on the guns, which is why my back looks the way that it does … and then I fell from there onto the floor where he sto[......]

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    Colts' playoff hopes dwindling as Andrew Luck is ruled out for Week 16

  • Night net null null夜网论坛 null null The Colts were hoping to have quarterback Andrew Luck back for Week 16, but the club will have to wait at least another week. Coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Monday that Luck will miss next Sunday's game at Miami."I have zilch," said Pagano when asked about an update on Luck. Pagano added that if Luck is cleared for game action and can get some practices in, he will play in the regular-season finale against the Titans.  MORE: Best photos from Night net Week 15 | Broncos' Bruton played with a broken fibulaThe Colts (6-8) have gone 2-3 since Luck suffered a lacerated kidney on Nov. 8, but are still in the running for the AFC South title and an automatic playoff berth. They need some help, with the Texans (7-7) having to lose both of their remaining games due to AFC tiebreaker scenarios. It's a slim hope for the Colts to make the playoffs, but Pagano isn't worried.  “Stranger things have happened," he told reporters. "Call me naive, but there's still a chance."With Luck out, the Colts will once again turn to 40-year-old Matt H[......]

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    Night net injury data: Concussions hit four-year high in 2015

  • Night net null Concussions among Night net players — sustained in practice and games, both preseason and regular-season — reached a four-year high in 2015, according injury data the league released Friday.Of the 271 reported concussions, more than a third — 92, also a four-year high — were the result of helmet-to-helmet contact, despite the league's efforts to reduce that type of hit, especially against defenseless players. MORE: Doctor would 'bet his medical license' that OJ Simpson has CTE | Athletes with career-ending injuriesThe increase comes after three straight seasons in which the total had dropped as the league implemented rules in an effort to reduce the number of head shots. The total fell from 261 in 2012 to 206 in 2014.Intensified concussion protocol elements this year (press box monitor, self-reporting, etc.) contributed to higher total, Night net senior VP Jeff Miller said (via 670 The Score in Chicago). Interestingly, concussions sustained in practice dropped markedly from a four-year high of 50 in 2014 to 37 in 2015. Conversely, according to the league's data, this year's high of 271 was a jump from the 206 reported concussions overall in 2015, the low since the current system for tracking began in 2012.Still, there have been more than 200 reported concussions in every season in the four-year window.Concus[......]

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    Redskins' Kirk Cousins expected to get franchise or transition tag

  • Night net null null The Redskins have no plans to let Kirk Cousins leave before the 2016 season, and tagging the quarterback is one way to ensure that won't happen.That means the team will use either its franchise or transition tag on Cousins before the March 1 deadline, ESPN reported Friday. MORE: Von Miller tops franchise tag list | Cousins' futureThe move has been expected and leaves open the possibility that the two sides might reach agreement on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline to get one done entering next season. If Cousins and the team can't reach a multiyear agreement by then, he would stand to make about $20 million in 2016 under the franchise tag. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the quarterback — who made $660,000 last season in the final year of his rookie contract — would not have a problem with being tagged.Of course, that means the two parties would have to go through the same dance again next offseason,夜网论坛 though circumstances may change at that point depending on Cousins' performance in his second season starting.The 27-year-old had the best season of his four-year career in 2015, completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 4,166 yards with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. That showing sealed the[......]

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    Crude Warren Sapp takes Timmy Jernigan's tribute and blows it to pieces

  • Night net Timmy Jernigan deserved a lot better than this. But consider it a lesson learned about picking role models.Jernigan, a defensive tackle entering his third season with the Ravens, publicly declared his admiration for Hall of Famer Warren Sapp on Thursday. His team, supportive of a young player who has admittedly fallen short of his potential so far, tweeted out the tribute. MORE: Sapp vs. Shockey rages onTimmy Jernigan has changed his number to 99 as a tribute to @WarrenSapp .— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 26, 2016Sapp replied by taking him down like he was Chad Clifton. @Ravens how do I stop this??— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) May 26, 2016Jernigan couldn’t have sounded more sincere about his tribute, either. At t夜网论坛he Ravens’ OTAs, he wore number 99, not the 97 he had worn since entering the Night net. Asked why afterward, if possibly it was just something to do for offseason workouts, he said, "No, that’s forever, that’s until I’m done here."As he elaborated, he spoke with incredible reverence for the player who made the number famous in his career with the Buccaneers, who retired the number after his Hall of Fame induction."I always grew up watching Warren Sapp," Jernigan said. "I looked up to him. I definitely wanted to model my game after him. It’s definitely a number that I wanted coming out of college, but Chris (Canty) had it, so I had to respect the situation until I was able to get it."He went on[......]

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    Chargers 'not optimistic' about Joey Bosa's status

  • Night net null null null null It appears Joey Bosa's Night net debut will be delayed by at least a week.After missing most of the San Diego Chargers' training camp and preseason due to a contract dispute, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's Night net Draft has not practiced since the day after he signed last week and is unlikely to play in Sunday's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs due to what general manager Tom Telesco called a "minor" left hamstring injury. "I think obviously we're not optimistic right now," Telesco told XTRA 1360 in San Diego on Thursday. "It truly is a day-to-day injury … but our goal is to make sure it doesn't turn into something long-term. We're not optimistic for this week, but I would say we've been preparing other players to play since July 29, so that doesn't change now."I know Joey's desire to play is very, very high, but we need to be smart about it, too." MORE: Week 1 Night net picks straight up | Against the spread It would have been quite an accomplishment for Bosa to be ready in Week 1 even if he was healthy[......]

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    Antonio Cromartie earnestly thanks Colts for six weeks of employment

  • Night net null null Antonio Cromartie had to know he was just a rental.Signed by the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 22 following an ankle injury to Vontae Davis, Cromartie was released Tuesday. The Colts also announced the release of linebacker Sio Moore. MORE: Latest Night net power rankingsCromartie, a four-time Pro Bowler, initially signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Colts. He had 14 tackles and two passes defensed in four games including four tackles against the Jaguars on Sunday in London, where he took a knee in protest during the "Star-Spangled Banner" for the second straight game.  That 30-27 loss to the Jaguars marked Davis' second game back from injury, and the Colts apparently saw enough to let Cromartie go.The 11-year veteran did not appear to show any animosity, thanking Colts fans in an Instagram post for their support during his "great few weeks" with the team. Breaking News. I was just released by @colts. A great few weeks here. I know God has a b夜网论坛etter plan than mine. Thank you for father for your blessings. Thank you colts fan for the support. #teamcromartieA photo posted by Antonio Cromartie (@antoniocromartie31) on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:04pm PDTMoore was a third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 Ni[......]

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    Lil Wayne may name his next child after his new favorite Packers player

  • Night net Lil Wayne has been a huge "Cheesehead" since his teenage years, but it appears his Packers fandom reached new heights after a Green Bay victory over the Bears.The 34-year-old rapper was locked in Sunday, tweeting out his support to the Packers as he watched the NFC North matchup. But one player got Weezy a little bit more excited than usual — running back and wide receiver extraordinaire Ty Montgomery. PLAYOFF PICTURE: NFC North door wide open for PackersI may very well name my next kid or album TY Montgomery!! Girl or boy!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016There were only more exclamation points from there.  TY MONTGOMERY!!!!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016GO PACK F'n GO!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016Aaron f'n Rodgers!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016MORE: Packers-Bears box score | Full Sunday scoreboardLil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. in New Orleans, said last year on ESPN's "First Take" that he became a Packers fan at 14 after his father attended Super Bowl XXXI and witnessed the Packers' victory over the Patriots. Dad brought home all kinds of Packers souvenirs, and Wayne was on the Packers train for life. (Sorry, Saints fans.) He even recorded "Green and Yellow" in respon夜网论坛se to Wiz Khalifa's hit song "Black and Yellow" ahead of Super Bowl XLV between the Packers and Steelers. But nothing would quite measure up to[......]

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    Mutiny in New York? Sports media scorches 'terrible' Giants after 49ers loss

  • Night net null null null During and after the Giants' 31-21 loss to the previously winless 49ers on Sunday, sports media members scorched the once-proud New York organization.Call it a mutiny by Giants players who want coach Ben McAdoo fired. Call it sabotage, particularly by a defense that was so tough last season. However you slice it, sports media talkers say, the 2017 Giants have quit on their coach, their front office, their fans and each other.MORE: Updated Night net playoff picture ESPN Night net insider Josina Anderson has delivered some eye-opening reports on the raging dumpster fire that is the Giants. After the team's pathetic effort against the 49ers, one player texted Anderson an interesting message: I told you so.Text from a #Giants source just now on the loss in San Francisco, who predicted the probability of this result the night before: "Tried to warn you."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 13, 2017An anonymous Giants player previously told Anderson the team had quit on its coach:"McAdoo has lost this team. He’s got us going 80% on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game, it’s wild. Changed our off day. He’s[......]

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