Talented Marvin Jones gets song scraps from Rihanna, Justin Bieber

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    Marvin Jones has pipes, and he uses them to sing the actual songs that Justin Bieber rejects.

    The 26-year-old wide receiver, who signed a five-year deal with the Lions in March after four seasons with the Bengals, told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday all about his music practice. Turns out he gets quite a hook-up from his cousin.

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    "I have a little cousin that writes for a big company," Jones said. “She’s only 19. She writes under Ester Dean. She wrote a lot of Rihanna. All Rihanna songs and stuff like that early on, so she’s under her. She writes for people like Justin Bieber or Trey Songz and stuff like that. And stuff that they don’t take, she just give them to me."

    This is where we playfully scoff at Bieber, assuming Jones can hit the notes better, anyway.

    Jones, who according to the report has his own, full music studio at home, said he's had "a couple auditions and stuff like that" for his own music deal, but he doesn't plan to make his own tunes anytime soon.

    "I’m probably not go夜网论坛ing to drop for a while,” Jones said. "You’ll probably hear it on some soundtracks, some movie, TV show soundtracks ... When you hear it, you’ll know."

    Below are some clips of Jones singing, courtesy of his Instagram account. He is very good.

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    A video posted by Marvin Jones Jr (@marvinjonesjr) on May 4, 2016 at 11:59am PDT


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    Torrey Green accused of multiple rapes

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    Torrey Green was an undrafted rookie free agent trying to make it as a linebacker with the Falcons, but ugly details about alleged sexual assaults at Utah State have put that journey to an end real quick.

    On Thursday morning, TMZ Sports published a story detailing the accounts of three women who accused Green of sexually assaulting them. Two of the women are alleging the linebacker raped them, and a third claims Green groped her inappropriately.

    It didn't take long for the Falcons to address the situation, with their official Twitter handle posting at 10 a.m. ET simply: "The Falcons have waived LB Torrey Green." 

    Although his name was not mentioned (due to him not being formally charged), The Salt Lake Tribune ran a detailed story last month regarding these womens' claims and how they were handled by the university and police. As proof that the story was about Green, let's look at the similarities between the stories.

    TMZ's report lists two dates: January 14, 2015 and November 21, 2015. The Tribune's story lists both of these dates, and in the January accusation, it lists the same quote used by the accuser in the TMZ story. 

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    Tony Romo's return to the field now up to coaches

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    Tony Romo is back on the practice field after being medically cleared to resume football activities as he continues to recover from a fracture in his spine suffered in an Aug. 25 preseason game.

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    But when the QB can actually return to a game is now up to the Cowboys' coaching staff, according to ESPN.

    The outlet reports that no decision has been made yet on whether Romo will be in uniform Sunday in Pittsburgh, but cited sources saying Romo believes he is ready to return from the injury and is "capable of taking NFL hits."

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    Romo had hoped to make his regular-season debut in Week 7 against the Eagles following Dallas' bye week, though it seems he won't be returning to action until later this se夜网论坛ason, if at all. With the team thriving under Dak Prescott and holding the best record in the NFC, when Romo comes back it may be in the role of backup QB ahead of Mark Sanchez.





    Roger Staubach: Cowboy's locker room belongs to Dak

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    Cowboys great Roger Staubach likes what he sees in rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.

    Even though Tony Romo could get back on the field, Dallas won't break Prescott's hot streak, and Staubach fully supports the team's choice.

    “The atmosphere is really good, and that’s what you want to do: Have a solid, good, we’re-going-to-win-this-game atmosphere,” the Hall of Famer and Cowboys legend told USA Today.

    “And that’s what they have right now. That’s the decision keeping Dak in there. They definitely want to maintain that atmosphere. The coaches feel that, and so do the players. Right now, it’s Dak’s locker room.”

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    Staubach likely relates to Prescott: Just as Prescott replaced the oft-injured Romo, Staubach replaced Craig Morton and led the Cowboys to some of their best years.

    With the Cowboys off to a 7-1 start under Prescott, Staubach said Romo must take one for the team and be OK with a backup role.

    “Tony wants to get in there, and he knows this is a good team. But I think he also knows the situatio[......]



    Manziel to offer autograph session

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    If your trip to Texas for Super Bowl 51 wouldn't be complete without an autograph from Johnny Manziel, there's good news.

    The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and failed NFL quarterback plans to hold a pair of meet-and-greet sessions outside Houston just before before the夜网论坛 big game, where willing fans can pay $99 for an autograph or to take a photo with Manziel, per CravetheAuto.com.

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    If that price is too steep, consider settling for a selfie with the former Texas A&M star for a more cost-effective $50.

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    It seems the market has dried up slightly on Manziel since his release from the Browns in March.

    Gone are the days when hundreds of fans lined up for hours to pay between $125 and $155 for a moment with the quarterback during his trip to College Station in July 2015.

    Manziel, still an NFL free agent, has spent much of his time since returning to Texas A&M finishing his degree and sorting through myriad legal issues.




    NFL Draft: Baker Mayfield knows Lamar Jackson 'is a great QB,' not a WR

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    Baker Mayfield might be Lamar Jackson’s biggest supporter. At the very least, the NFL Draft quarterback prospect from Oklahoma sees his f夜网论坛ellow Heisman Trophy-winning QB from Louisville throwing passes in the league, not catching them.

    Jackson in recent weeks has raised his draft profile from a likely Day 2 pick to a possible first-round quarterback. It’s funny to think that a month ago teams supposedly were thinking he should try a new position.

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    Several teams at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis reportedly wanted to watch Jackson work out with wide receivers, not just quarterbacks. Mayfield was and is among those who defend Jackson’s ability to play QB.

    “His response was the best,” Mayfield said of Jackson while speaking with Sporting News prior to a recent press conference at the Maxwell Football Club’s annual award gala. “He said, ‘(Is) Josh Allen going to do a tight end-quarterback?’

    “Lamar is a great quarterback no matter what people are going to pick up apart about his game.”

    Jackson in 2016 won both the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top college player following a season in which he threw for more than 3,500 yards and had 30 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He produced similar numbers in 2017, but Mayfield took the awards.

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    Curb your enthusiasm, Cleveland: A lot can go wrong before Browns get it right

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    The Browns are the flavor of the 2019 NFL offseason, with many proclaiming them the most improved team in the league. They are the latest team to win in March, which of course guarantees nothing come September through December. So I'm going to paraphrase Dennis Green, a coach with whom I worked in Minnesota, by saying this of the Browns: "If you want to crown them, go ahead and crown them."

    I'm an optimist by nature, but I want to see the Browns in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 — the longest drought in the NFL — before I believe they truly have turned the corner and are headed to the elite status so many are predicting. There are too many variables that remain in play, any of which could doom Cleveland's high hopes.

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    Yes, general manager John Dorsey has done a nice job adding talent with the selections of defensive end Myles Garrett and quarterback Baker Mayfield at the top of the past two drafts, plus the influx of premier players in receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, pass-rusher Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and running back Kareem Hunt (a signing I don't like). But we are talking about a team that went 7-8-1 last season and was still looking up at the Ravens and Steelers in the AFC North standings.

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    Julian Edelman injury update: Patriots receiver (chest) ruled out vs. Jets

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    New England is shutting Julian Edelman down.

    The Patriots recevier has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Jets after suffering a chest injury, the team announced.

    NFL Media later reported Edelman suffered a rib injury but X-Rays were negative.

    Edelman appeared to sustain the injury in the second quarter and initially was listed as questionable to return.

    Fellow receiver Josh Gordon also left the game with an injury and even visited the medical tent but returned after halftime.

    The Patriots held a 30-7 lead over the Jets at the end of the third quarter, so there's clearly no reason for coach Bill Belichich to rush Edelman back.

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    San Francisco has beaten up on subpar teams thus far, bringing significant intrigue to the Monday night meeting with a Cleveland team that's lacked consistency but is coming off its best win of the season.

    Browns QB Baker Mayfield threw for 342 yards last week against the Ravens, but he was merely offering support to a 20-carry, 165-yard, 3-touchdown performance from running back Nick Chubb. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry had 167 receiving yards on 8 catches, while Odell Beckham made just 2 receptions for 20 yards.

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