One team is going to get a very undervalued baseball player in the last couple of weeks of the summer — if the price is right.Over the last 13 years, Adam Jones (no, not the NFL's controversial "Pac-Man" Jones) has been one of the most underrated and underappreciated players and people in Major League Baseball.A San Diego native, Jones entered the league in 2006 with the Seattle Mariners.Jones joined the Baltimore Orioles in 2008 in a trade focused on Erik Bedard, a promising young left-handed pitcher who would be injured for more than half his four-year tenure in Seattle. Jones, on the other hand, has been a model of consistency. He has made five All-Star teams in over a decade with the Orioles, and helped guide the team to three playoff appearances in a five-year span. The high point came in 2014 with the team's first division championship and league championship series appearance in 17 years, before a sweep at the hands of the Kansas City Royals. No, Jones has not won an MVP … [Read more...] about Adam Jones is underappreciated
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May 24 (UPI) -- Longtime Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has retired from the NFL. Jones posted a video to his Instagram story, showing himself signing a contract. Jones also posted reposted several messages from former teammates and friends, congratulating him on the retirement. He also posted a photo of a Bentley, calling it his retirement gift. "Congrats to my guy Adam Jones on the retirement," Bengals star A.J. Green wrote on his Instagram story. "I appreciate those 1-on-1s . Got me better every day." RELATED Former Bengals, Broncos CB Adam Jones arrested "My brotha, congrats on retirement," former Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict wrote on his story. "Love you boy. I'll see you on the golf course. $100 [per] hole." The Players Trust also posted a message about Jones. The NFLPA organization helps former players with success after playing the game. Jones, 35, entered the league as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He began his career with the Tennessee Titans … [Read more...] about Former NFL CB Adam Jones announces retirement
MOBILE, Ala. — Mike Vrabel has a man on the inside, someone the Titans coach can rely on to leak behind-the-scenes scouting reports on the several intriguing NFL draft prospects out of Boston College. His son. OK, maybe Tyler Vrabel isn’t being utilized quite like a covert informant. But the fact that he’s a rising sophomore offensive tackle for the Eagles certainly has played a vital role in their link with the Titans. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Titans: The team's history of first round picks, from Jevon Kearse to Ma... Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1997: Kenny Holmes (No. 18 overall) Defensive End, Miami (Fla.) Holmes was selected to the Tennessee Oilers in the first season of transition from Houston to Nashville and made an immediate impact with seven sacks in his rookie as a rotational lineman. Holmes played four solid seasons in Tennessee before moving on to the New York Giants. Mark … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL draft: Could Titans keep tapping into Boston College connection?
Yet another brutal showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers serves as a reminder that the rivalry - even before the latest ugly meeting won by Pittsburgh and resulting in one-game suspensions for JuJu Smith-Schuster and George Iloka - has forced the NFL to make four rule changes. A review of those four changes (or clarifications/reminders), all since 2006: Related: 5 times the Steelers crushed the Bengals' hopes and dreams 2006: The "Carson Palmer rule" Some call the rule designed to protect quarterbacks' knees the "Tom Brady rule," but it was the "Carson Palmer rule" first. In the AFC Wild Card matchup between the Bengals and Steelers in January, the Steelers' Kimo von Oelhoffen hit Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer on the second play from scrimmage in the knee on a long pass play, tearing Palmer's ACL. During the offseason, the NFL's competition committee proposed a rule change in the interest of quarterbacks' safety. The rule: "A rushing defender is … [Read more...] about Steelers-Bengals rivalry has brought NFL rules changes
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced Friday that outside linebackers coach Joey Porter's contract is not being renewed. "These are difficult decisions when it comes to someone like Joey who has meant a lot to this organization as both a player and coach," Tomlin said in a statement. "I want to thank Joey for his coaching efforts over the past five years on our defensive staff. We wish him the best in his future coaching career." The "Joey Porter rule" in 2016 was one of four changes, clarifications or reminders the National Football League has established - all since 2006 - resulting from the Bengals-Steelers rivalry. Toward the end of the infamous AFC Wild Card game won 18-16 by the Steelers, Porter went onto the field to check on injured Antonio Brown following Vontaze Burfict's hit. Porter was fined $10,000 following an altercation with Bengals defensive back Adam Jones, but he was not penalized when it happened. Jones was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. The … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Steelers fire Joey Porter, fined in 2016 after entering field, fight with Adam Jones