Ryan Rosburg: serious red zone weapon.
SB Nation: Jets DL Sheldon Richardson suspended 4 games for violating substance abuse policy
Post-Dispatch: NFL slaps Sheldon Richardson with four-game suspension
Gang Green Nation: Sheldon Richardson Suspended 4 Games
I apologize for my mistake and for disappointing the people who mean everything to me.— Sheldon Richardson (@Godforshort) July 2, 2015
I vow to you, this will not happen again. My team will continue to push forward without me to start the season.— Sheldon Richardson (@Godforshort) July 2, 2015
I promise I will be there for them in everyway that I can until I am able to return.— Sheldon Richardson (@Godforshort) July 2, 2015
But in happier NFL links...
49ers.com: Keena Turner: Aldon Smith's Relationship with Charles Haley Is Special to Watch
"It’s really cool to see that Aldon has a great respect and appreciation for Charles, and that he feels he can learn something from his tuteledge," Turner, a four-time Super Bowl champion said. "He seems to be wide-eyed and all ears when Charles is around and rightfully so. Here’s a guy who is going into two Hall of Fames this year and has a resume to back it up. And for Aldon to recognize he can learn something from that guy, it’s pretty cool, and it’s pretty special to watch."
When Haley isn't around the facility, Smith is still being looked after by Turner, who makes it a routine to watch the linebacker's individual drills. In fact, Haley is always keeping an eye on how San Francisco's linebackers are doing when it comes to catching passes in their bag drills.
"We’ve got this thing going on," Turner explained. "I get it from Ahmad (Brooks); I get it from Aldon. They look at me, and I’m not as big as those guys anymore, and they wonder how I would have been able to play back in the day. I have to remind them every single day that it’s about the inside as it was about the outside – and you gotta have to have hands to play the outside linebacker position, right?"
It's preview season
(Mizzou hovers in 26th, which is just about where my numbers have the Tigers as well. My numbers are quite a bit higher on Georgia and lower on Florida, though.)
Vanderbilt 2.0: The one good thing about a young team going through some severe growing pains one season? It usually means they've got a lot coming back the next year. The Commodores return 77.2 percent of their starts on offense -- including 76.7 percent on the line -- and 81.1 percent of their starts on defense. So, even if Vanderbilt doesn't quite have the talent or depth to compete for the SEC East just yet, at least it has some heavy continuity from last season. The Commodores pulled in a recruiting class that ranked an average of 43rd in the nation over the past five years, according to Rivals.com, so the pieces should be there. It's just a matter of how quickly they can assemble themselves into something resembling a bowl team.
Boo (but congrats)
The Trib: MU baseball recruit signs contract with Cubs