Mark Gastineau is trying to help sack safety issues in football. The 60-year-old Gastineau said during a radio interview Thursday night with Pete McCarthy on 710 WOR Radio in New York that he was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease about a year ago. ''It's disturbing,'' Gastineau said.
The Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams has missed a second day of practice with an ankle injury, and the receiver may not know until warmups before the NFC championship game on Sunday whether he'll be able to play against the Atlanta Falcons. Adams hurt the ankle during the 34-31 win last week against the Dallas Cowboys. Adams might still be able to play after testing out the ankle in warmups before the game on Sunday afternoon, even if he sits out practice on Saturday.
Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship. No matter what happens, Atlanta's offensive coordinator appears certain to land his first head coaching job. Shanahan said Thursday he plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to him landing the position.
Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday with a sprained left toe. Jones is confident he will be ready Sunday when Atlanta faces Green Bay in the NFC championship game. In the fourth quarter of last week's win over Seattle, Jones left in the fourth quarter and didn't return, but he wasn't concerned after doctors examined him a few minutes later.
Once looked on with disdain by major sports leagues, this gambling city is now just 24 votes away from cashing in on one of the biggest sports jackpots ever. The Raiders made it official Thursday by filing for relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, the culmination of a whirlwind romance to bring an NFL team to a city that the league had previously gone out of its way to shun because of sports betting fears.
President-elect Donald Trump appears to have announced that billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will become the next ambassador to Britain. The billionaire businessman and philanthropist from the Johnson & Johnson family has known Trump for years.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone surgery on the right shoulder that's bothered him the past two seasons. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday on Twitter that Luck was recovering from successful outpatient surgery. Irsay says Luck will be ready for the 2017 season.
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