Michael Sam saga might keep other gay NFL hopefuls from coming out, former exec says

The NFL still hasn’t fielded an openly gay player during a regular-season game.

And according to a former team executive, that day may not be coming anytime soon based upon what happened with Michael Sam.

The fourth Jet on this list, Mangold’s free agent status is the most surprising on the list. He missed eight games last year but had made three straight Pro Bowls before that.

Yet it’s not too late for Seattle to deal Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys him and get a high draft pick or two next year, or perhaps a veteran player and a 2018 pick.

If a Sherman trade does not happen this year, it surely will occur in 2018, when he’ll be in the last year of his $14 million-per-year deal and the Seahawks could save $8.8 million in cap room.

Both Sherman and Carroll are talking a good game about how the trade rumors will not impact Sherman’s concentration or level of play. That’s an illusion, not reality.

The best thing for both the Seahawks and Sherman is to exit this shaky situation and make the best deal possible sooner rather than later.

So, the NFL itself was finally so embarrassed by how it policed its players’ celebrations, it got out of its own way and gave the pull-back order.

Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official early Tuesday afternoon that the 2016 end-zone siege was over. The sudden over-emphasis on penalizing players for how they expressed their on-field joy will not continue in 2017, as numerous celebrations for touchdowns and other big plays will no longer be flagged or fined for being “excessive.”

Roger Goodell says players will prove Marvin Lewis wrong on relaxed celebration rule

NFL players will be given a little more latitude when it comes to celebrations this season. But not everyone is happy about it.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said allowing players the freedom for more elaborate touchdown celebrations will detract from the team aspect of the game and set a bad example for a younger generation.

“I’m not for that at all,” Lewis told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN.com. “We had a good standard, and the whole standard has always been, you want to teach people how to play Cheap Game Jerseys the game the correct way and go about it the correct way, and that’s not a very good example for young people.

Carolina selected McCaffrey with the No. 8 overall pick at last month’s NFL Draft. Rather than viewing the Stanford product as a threat, Stewart sees another versatile weapon for quarterback Cam Newton that brings “added value to the backfield.” In fact, the 30-year-old veteran is eager for McCaffrey to arrive at minicamp in June.

“When he gets here, you’ll see,” Stewart said. “It’s pretty exciting. … He’s very quick. Overall, he’s just a very good football player. He has all the attributes you want.

“We’re trying to go to the Super Bowl. I’m pretty sure he’s going to help us do that.”

Panthers coach Ron Rivera revealed that while Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Stewart and McCaffrey offer different playing styles, the duo will likely be featured in the backfield together in some scenarios.