Just because you've got money doesn't mean you have to spend it.
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That's the motto Marshawn Lynch by throughout his NFL career, which spanned nine years. It's long been reported the former Bills and Seahawks running back never spent a dime of the $50 million he earned from playing contracts while he was in the league. Instead, the Cal product relied on income accrued through endorsement deals.
Lynch's cousin, California-based rapper Mistah F.A.B, spoke at length about his famous family member's frugal ways in an interview on XXL's "Ante Up" podcast.
Here's what F.A.B. had to say: “He lives like he’s broke,” F.A.B. said after confirming that Lynch hasn’t spent any of the money he made during his time in the NFL. “He still lives like, ‘Cuz, let me get $10.’ ‘Oooh, $10? Cuz, I don’t know. I don’t got it right now. How much is them? Oooh, $40? No, let me get the $15 ones.’ Like, that’s how he is. You’ll be like, ‘Bro, are you serious?’ Like, we’ll go out to eat or go somewhere and he’ll be like, ‘How much is the whomp whomp? Oooh, hell no! $60? Oh no, no. Let me get the $25 one right there, though, the one on the side of it. Yup, that one’s good!’ I’m like, ‘Cuz, you are a cheap ass hoe, bro.’ That’s just how he is. You learn to love him.”
F.A.B. added that Lynch serves as inspiration to those around him to be wise with their money.
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Carson Wentz could use some brotherly love from his offensive line.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was hit early and often by Washington, and the blows too their toll as Wentz struggled with accuracy in a 27-20 loss to the Redskins on Sunday.
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The second overall pick in the draft completed just 11 of 22 passes for 179 yards and no touchdowns. The Redskins sacked Wentz five times, including two by Ryan Kerrigan, and hit him 11 times total for the game.
Kirk Cousins wasn’t much more accurate than Wentz, completing just 18 of 34 pass attempts, but he threw a pair of second-quarter touchdowns and was not sacked by the Philly defense.
The Eagles have lost two in a row after a 3-0 start. The Redskins, meanwhile, improved to 4-2 and would be tied for the NFC East lead with a Dallas Cowboys loss on Sunday.
Isaiah Pead is still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident over the weekend in Columbus, Ohio, but his NFL career is already over.
"Our organization's hearts and prayers go out to the Isaiah Pead family," coach Jeff Fisher said earlier this week. "I spoke with his mom (on Saturday). He's struggling, and he's going to have a tough road. We're hoping that he'll come through this, but his career is over, and he was an outstanding young man while we had him."
On Saturday, Pead, 26, was reportedly ejected from his car after his vehicle hit a metal guardrail, causing it to become airborne and strike several trees as it went down an embankment. He had emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition.
Pead was not wearing a seatbelt during the crash, according to police.
While the injuries will cost him his career, Pead is happy he's still alive. He was seen smiling outside the hospital on a photo shared on Twitter.
Prayers for one of our #Bearcats, Isaiah Pead. A Bearcat forever pic.twitter.com/AeCt7mhZPC
— Bmangine (@Bmangine1) November 15, 2016
Glad to see @iPead out the hospital smiling! Those prayers really helped 🙏 #Bearcats #Pray4Pead pic.twitter.com/NoD7tdNoY2
— Reuben X Got Next (@ReubenX) November 16, 2016
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Minkah Fitzpatrick may not be in a Dolphins uniform for much longer.
Miami is expected to move the 22-year-old safety sometime this week, according to a report from CBS Sports.
The Miami Herald added there are three teams "seriously interested" in acquiring Fitzpatrick and the team is "certain" it will receive a first-round pick in return for him.
Fitzpatrick was originally selected by the Dolphins out of Alabama with the No. 11 pick in the 2018 draft. He has recorded nine pass breakups and two interceptions in 18 career games.
The Dolphins have been noncompetitive in both their games this season — loses to the Ravens and Patriots — and multiple players have reportedly contacted their agents with the hopes of being traded away from the team. Miami reportedly gave Fitzpatrick permission to seek a deal elsewhere earlier this month.
“It’s a little frustration, but I have to shift my focus to what’s important,” Fitzpatrick told reporters last week. “I can’t focus on the trade talks and everything else like that."
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Packers running back Jamaal Williams has cleared the concussion protocol, the team announced Friday, just two weeks after he took a scary hit against the Eagles in Week 4.
Two weeks removed from the Eagles game, #Packers RB Jamaal Williams was cleared from the concussion protocol & given the green light to practice in full 📰 https://t.co/Pn0j57khAz
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 11, 2019
Williams has been given permission to practice in full, though it's not clear at this point when he will return to game action.
“You can’t be scared playing football,” Williams said. “I got the green light so I’m good. I’m going to go out there and play like ain’t nothing happened. That’s how you’re supposed to play. I’m not going to change the way I play.”
Williams was injured during the first quarter of Week 4 and had to be stretchered off the field after a late helmet-to-helmet hit from Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett, who was penalized for unnecessary roughness but not ejected. Williams was taken to a nearby hospital and evaluated for head and neck injuries.
Dirty and late hit by #Eagles DE Derek Barnett. #Packers RB Jamaal Williams had to be taken off on a stretcher. Just unnecessary. pic.twitter.com/6TDDYlKzXy
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From postgame press conferences to next-day media availabilities, here are the 10 best Week 7 quotes from players and coaches around the NFL:
— Bears coach Matt Nagy admitted his team should have had more balance: "I know we need to run the ball more. I'm not an idiot," Nagy told reporters. "I never go into a game saying, 'I want to throw the ball 54 times.' I'd love to go into a game saying, 'I'd like to run the ball 54 times,' but that hasn't happened."
— Saints cornerback Eli Apple on Teddy Bridgewater's performance this season: "He’s a real great quarterback. To me, he was making all the right passes and all the right decisions. He’s our leader out there, and he was picking them apart. I’m just really proud of him, his story and where he came from."
— Bills coach Sean McDermott when asked if he thinks the Bills are running the ball enough: "Well, we're going to do whatever it takes to win by game plan. I know when we've run it, we’ve had some good runs and I like some of the things we’re doing."
— Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott didn't care for the Eagles' comments last week: "Honestly, we don't give a f--- what Doug Pederson says," Elliott told reporters, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Tom Brady and Brett Favre congratulated Drew Brees after the New Orleans Saints quarterback set the NFL record for most career touchdown passes.
Brees surpassed Peyton Manning after taking his overall tally to 541 TD passes as the Saints crushed the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 on Monday.
A Super Bowl champion and MVP, 12-time Pro Bowler Brees — who made history in the third quarter — threw four scores in an almost flawless performance in New Orleans. Brees also set the NFL single-game completion record with a 96.7 per cent performance after going 29 of 30 for 307 yards at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Congrats drew!! Couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 17, 2019
New England Patriots superstar Brady – whose 538 mark was also eclipsed by Brees – and Hall of Famer Favre led the praise for the 40-year-old via social media.
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The Falcons haven’t had a running back crack 1,000 yards since 2016, and their declining backfield play has added pressure to an aging Matt Ryan under center.
Atlanta released DeVonta Freeman earlier in the offseason in an attempt to shuffle the cards of its run game. It replaced Freeman with a risky bet in Todd Gurley, who like Freeman has seen star production drop off dramatically of late.
Gurley on Tuesday passed his physical with the Falcons, indicating doubts surrounding the health of his left knee could be somewhat overblown.
A healthy Gurley would of course be a game-changer for the team. Since the last 1,000-yard rushing season in Atlanta, Gurley has racked up 3,413 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns while being one of the NFL's better receiving backs.
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Gurley isn't the first suspect ex-Ram the Falcons have taken a flier on during the past decade.
The Steven Jackson experiment of 2013 and 2014 offered a look at the perils of trusting a longtime workhorse with a feature role. Jackson, who had surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in eight straight campaigns before joining Atlanta, averaged 3.6 yards per carry with the team.
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