Brian Dawkins: ‘silence is killing us as men’
Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins says opening up about depression and suicidal thoughts earlier in his career helped him overcome his issues.
Dawkins, a nine-time Pro Bowl safety with the Eagles and Broncos, tells PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi that "issues become power" when feelings aren't held inside.
Cam Newton, Von Miller among 5 finalists for Alan Page Award
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are among five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Alan Page Community Award.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum and Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth are also finalists for the award, which annually recognizes players for exceptional community service in their team cities and hometowns.
Jets team up to donate $800,000 to social justice causes
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets players, coaches and ownership have teamed up to commit to donating $800,000 to social justice causes.
The team announced Thursday that funds will be given to five nonprofit organizations that focus on combating social inequality and reducing barriers to opportunities for people.
Jets’ busy Beachum uses many life passions to help others
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum might be the NFL's most fascinating man.
He's certainly one of the busiest.
Beachum is a philanthropist, humanitarian, small-business investor and a big-time tech geek. Oh, and he's also responsible for protecting the blind side of the New York Jets' 21-year-old franchise quarterback.
"Man, Beach is a very interesting guy," right tackle Brandon Shell said. "He's so smart and he's always got something going on."
Jet-kyll and Hyde Jets seek consistency after impressive win
NEW YORK (AP) — So, who are these guys?
Are the New York Jets the team that looked dominant in victories over Denver and Detroit? Or, the sluggish squad that struggled through three straight losses in between?
Well, probably a mix of both. But their next game against the skidding Indianapolis Colts could help provide some clarity. Or, at the very least, some consistency.
Run-first Jets looking for ‘identity game’ against Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum calls Sunday's visit to Jacksonville an "identity game."
"We have to be able to run the ball," Beachum said. "They know that and we know that."
The Jaguars (2-1) actually welcome it after what happened in the fourth quarter last week.
Big guys lined up in front of Darnold a huge key for Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — All eyes will be on Sam Darnold when the New York Jets open their season against the Detroit Lions.
But the five big guys lined up in front of him will play a major role in the success — or failure — of the rookie quarterback and his offense Monday night.
In Todd, they trust: Jets competitiveness reflects on Bowles
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles is a man of few words in public, never one to be the life of the party or a quotable media darling.
The New York Jets coach has won over his players for that very reason. It's the stuff that no one else sees that has his squad professing loyalty to the man leading the way.
"As a man, as a player, I love him," left tackle Kelvin Beachum said. "I'd run through a wall for him. I've only been here a year and I love everything about him.
Josh Norman among players to speak with NFL owners about anthem protest
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman will be one of 12 players Tuesday to speak with NFL owners on the league's stance regarding the national anthem and player protests.
Norman was spotted Tuesday in New York ahead of the league's fall meetings.
McCown a calming force in Jets’ season of change, rebuild
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown saw his entire offensive line getting riled up over a penalty call that wiped out a big play for the New York Jets.
So, the veteran quarterback got his guys huddled up and told them to brush it off, that they'd make up for it on the next play.
Jets Preview Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (5-11)
New faces: QB Josh McCown, WR Jermaine Kearse, CB Morris Claiborne, S Jamal Adams, S Marcus Maye, OL Kelvin Beachum, LB Demario Davis, DL Kony Ealy, K Chandler Catanzaro, offensive coordinator John Morton, outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene.
Jets sign K Catanzaro, OT Beachum; re-sign LS Purdum
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets made their first real splashes in free agency, signing kicker Chandler Catanzaro and offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum on Friday night.
The Jets also re-signed longer snapper Tanner Purdum, who has spent the last seven seasons in New York.
Catanzaro spent his first three NFL seasons with Arizona, which signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson in 2014. He replaces Nick Folk, who was released two weeks ago after seven seasons with the Jets.
Titans sputter, lose Mariota, fall to inspired Jaguars 38-17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans delivered their worst performance of the year at the most inopportune time.
The Jacksonville Jaguars played their best game much later than anyone expected.
The result was a 38-17 drubbing that left the Titans (8-7) and Jaguars (3-12) considering what might have been.
Jaguars rule out starting LT Kelvin Beachum against Ravens
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum against Baltimore on Sunday.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled Beachum out Friday. Beachum, who spent Sunday night in a San Diego hospital, remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Jaguars C Brandon Linder could miss time with sprained knee
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without starting center Brandon Linder against Baltimore on Sunday because of a sprained knee, a potentially huge setback for a team that also could be missing left tackle Kelvin Beachum.
Linder tweaked his right knee in practice Wednesday and was still in pain when he arrived at the facility Thursday. Neither Linder nor Beachum practiced Thursday. Beachum remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Jaguars’ Beachum released from hospital after concussion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum has been released from a hospital in San Diego and is on his way home.
Beachum sustained a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers. He was strapped to a backboard, carted off the field and taken to a local hospital, where he stayed overnight for observation.
The team says Beachum has been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Jaguars still figuring out best way to use Beachum, Joeckel
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After three preseason games, the Jacksonville Jaguars still have questions — more like concerns — about the left side of their offensive line.
Free-agent acquisition Kelvin Beachum was rusty in his first game in nearly a year Sunday night against Cincinnati. And Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, looked uncomfortable and sometimes overmatched at guard.
Jaguars’ Beachum ‘can see the light’ as he nears full return
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum is so close to returning from knee surgery that he "can see the light."
Beachum will make his Jaguars debut Sunday night against Cincinnati, starting at left tackle. It will be his first game action since the former Pittsburgh Steelers starter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Arizona on Oct. 18.