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Dont’a Hightower Alabama College Jersey NCAA

The New England Patriots have informed linebacker Dont’a Hightower that they won’t use their franchise tag on him, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Hightower will test the free-agent market, but a source tells Schefter that the Patriots will still try to bring him back.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Hightower has made big-time plays on the game’s biggest stage. His fourth-quarter strip sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in Super Bowl LI was cited by head coach Bill Belichick as a game-changing play in the team’s 25-point second-half comeback.

And with 1:06 remaining in Super Bowl XLIX, he tackled running back Marshawn Lynch at the 1-yard line on the play before cornerback Malcolm Butler’s dramatic interception to help the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks.

A 2012 first-round draft choice from Alabama, Hightower was named a Patriots captain for the first time in 2016. He finished the season with 65 tackles, 2.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits.

“He’s a great football player,” Belichick said the day after Super Bowl LI. “A versatile player, inside linebacker, outside linebacker, setting the edge, defensive end in passing situations. It’s very similar to what he did at Alabama and very similar to what Coach [Nick] Saban told me he would do for us: ‘He’ll be on the field for you every down and it’s just a question of where you want to put him.’ He can do all those things. Not only that, High’s smart, he’s tough, he gives us good leadership, and a lot of communication.”

Hightower turns 27 on March 12. He earned $7.751 million in 2016, as the Patriots had picked up the fifth-year option of the five-year contract he had signed as a rookie.

The Patriots have closely managed Hightower’s injury situation in recent seasons, as he has played a full NFL season only once in his career. Hightower played 67.9 percent of the defensive snaps in the 2016 regular season, 54.2 percent in the 2015 regular season and 76.7 percent in the 2014 regular season.

Eddie Lacy Alabama College Jersey NCAA

Mike McCarthy spoke to the media at the NFL Combine on Wednesday and it was the first time since his end-of-season press conference back in January he discussed his team with the masses. And one of the highlights of his press conference was him talking about pending free agent Eddie Lacy.

McCarthy said he wants Lacy back with the team in 2017. The Packers coach even went to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to visit Lacy while he’s rehabbing his ankle.

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“I would love to have Eddie (Lacy) back,” McCarthy said via Rob Demovsky of “He’s working through his rehab at the University of Alabama. Had a chance to visit with him about a week ago. But this is the business phase. We’d like to have all our guys back.”

Lacy injured his ankle during the Packers Week 6 game vs. the Dallas Cowboys and was placed on injured reserve. He finished the 2016 season with 360 rushing yards on 71 carries.

Lacy posted a video on Twitter last week of him rehabbing his ankle as he was running in a pool. Here’s a look at the video.
If the Packers re-sign Lacy, it will likely be a two-year deal worth close to $6 million according to Spotrac.

Mark Barron Alabama College Jersey NCAA

Los Angeles weak safety Mark Barron will be across the field from two of his former Alabama teammates when the Rams play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Nothing too unusual about that. Barron has played against 15 Alabama alumni during the 2016 season, most of them former teammates.

The Alabama roll call of Rams’ opponents has included Ed Carpenter, Landon Collins, Marcell Dareus, Quinton Dial, Kenyan Drake, Roman Harper, Dont’a Hightower, Mark Ingram, Cyrus Jones, Cyrus Kouandjio, Evan Mathis, A’Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed, Anthony Steen and Ed Stinson.

“It is a fraternity, very much so,” Barron told the Orange County Register about the Alabama players in the NFL. “Even if guys go forever without talking, still we understand that we put in a lot of work in those years we spent together. It’s most definitely like a real fraternity. Anything off the field, we’re always there for each other. I think it’s one of those things: If it’s a Bama guy, you know it’s a brotherhood.”

But Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw are especially close to Barron. All three were members of the Crimson Tide’s 2008 recruiting class, part of the talent turnaround that yielded the BCS national-championship for the 2009 season in the third year for coach Nick Saban at Alabama.

The three players also were All-State selections in 2007 – Barron at St. Paul’s, Jones at Foley and Upshaw at Eufaula – with Jones earning the state’s Mr. Football Award and Upshaw taking the Class 5A Lineman of the Year Award.

Jones left Alabama after three seasons, but Barron and Upshaw played for the Tide’s 2011 BCS championship team, too, before heading for the NFL. During the four seasons that Barron and Upshaw played for Alabama, the Tide compiled a 48-6 record with a 28-4 SEC mark.

Steve Owens Oklahoma NCAA College Jersey

Yes, Bryant is pretty good. The Bulldogs have been in three of the last four NCAA tournaments. Head coach Steve Owens is in his seventh season. He took Le Moyne to three NCAA regionals in 11 seasons, including a 2004 trip to Baum Stadium.
If there is anyone on the UA roster who knows more about Bryant, it would be Luke Bonfield, a native of Skillman, N.J.
“I grew up close to there,” Bonfield said of the Smithfield, R.I., school. “It’s not far from where I lived in New Jersey. And I saw them play every year since they usually came to play at Rutgers, about 15 minutes from my home.”
Bonfield was a blue-chip prospect with eyes set on the SEC from start to finish, but Bryant was not out of the question.
“I knew about them, because they were good,” he said. “They have good players.”
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said it’s a good baseball destination for New England talent.
“There are a lot of people close to them and there is a lot of baseball played there,” Van Horn said. “They are going to get a look at a lot of talent and they get a lot of it.”

USC NCAA Rey Maualuga College Jersey

The funny thing about all this talent he’s accumulated is that Clay Helton doesn’t want to talk about it. Not the recruiting rankings or the NFL Draft projections — Smith-Schuster and electric cornerback Adoree’ Jackson are widely considered first-rounders — or how impressive-looking his team is walking off the bus.

“My least-favorite word is ‘talent,’ ” Helton said. “I heard, ‘Hey, we’re so talented’ for six years. When I think USC football, I think of the names Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Willie McGinest, Junior Seau, Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing. You think physicality, you think toughness.

“And that’s what we tried to do all spring. It was all about ball. It was getting rid of the hype and the flash and the music and just listen to your coach.”
Wander around a USC practice and ask an assistant, a player, a fan, a reporter, a high-dollar donor, or a sports-information staffer what Helton, who hovered under the radar in 10 years as an assistant at Memphis before landing in Hollywood, brings to the Trojans. Their answers all fall from the same tree: calm, competence, stability. All things that have been missing from the program since Pete Carroll beat the NCAA posse out of town.

“I believe the players trust him and will follow his lead because they see in him a person who is honest about his approach and what he wants to see,” former USC star and new athletic director Lynn Swann told SEC Country last week. “I think every day, Clay Helton goes out and believes in what he’s doing. If you’re not there, if you’re presenting a false image, it’s hard to maintain that. I think players see through it. Clay is very comfortable in his shoes.”

So is Swann. He wasn’t hired in time to pick this coach, but if he’s worried about his beloved football program in Helton’s hands, the AD’s relaxed vibe and red sneakers kicked up onto the coffee table in his new office do not give that away.

“He has 100 percent of my confidence,” Swann said.

Smith-Schuster called his coach a role model and father figure. Helton learned that from his own football-coaching father while playing quarterback for him at Houston. A 44-year-old Gainesville, Fla., native who began his college career at Auburn, Helton has some southern twang in his voice and seems better suited to the SEC.

But Southern California is “the most wonderful place in the world” to him, and the admiration is mutual.

“It’s just his personality, his demeanor, how he carries himself,” Jackson said. “Very humble guy but can be strict and get into you. And he’s putting the pieces together.”