Broncos and Texans to hold joint practice

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In an earlier post I mentioned that teams were announcing joint practices for training camp. Well two more have announced that they will hold joint practices in the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans.

The practices will be held between August 19th and 21st.  The two will then meet for their preseason game on August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at Sport Authority Field at Mile High.

Fred Jackson to visit North Park Junior Highschool

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On Thursday June 12th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will be visiting North Park Junior High School in Lockport, NY.  Jackson will visit the classroom of Jeff Dinse who was the winner of the 2014 M&T Touchdown for Teachers contest.

Dinse teaches Social Studies in the 7th grade at North Park Junior High School. The program honors teachers for their outstanding service to their schools, communities and commitment to education.  Dinse also will receive a $2,000 grant for North Park Junior High School.

Cowboys host camp for underserved

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(The following is from a press release from the Dallas Cowboys)

The Dallas Cowboys will host the third annual Dallas Cowboys U high school football camp for 160 underserved student-athletes at their Valley Ranch training facility on Thursday, June 12 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (media availability starting at 10:00 AM).

The entire Dallas Cowboys roster and coaching staff will work with the youth to provide football instruction and discuss important off-the-field life-skills topics. Cowboys players will coach the high school athletes in round robin 6-on-6 games, while the team’s coaching staff are scheduled to consult the players as they coach.

The student athletes were selected to participate by their high school football coaches. The students represent more than 20 North Texas high schools from 10 different school districts. For several years, Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett has hosted a similar football camp at his alma mater, Princeton University.

“We hope that the camp will provide an impactful experience for deserving student-athletes who will remember the event for years to come,” said Garrett. “This camp offers a unique opportunity for our players and coaches to make a meaningful difference in the lives of these young men.”

To start the camp, the student-athletes will be divided into eight teams, each led by a Dallas Cowboys player – Tony Romo, Brandon Carr, Tyron Smith, Barry Church, Jason Witten, Sean Lee, Dez Bryant and Doug Free. The remaining Cowboys roster will be allocated as assistant coaches to each of the eight teams to help install and instruct the game plan for the 6-on-6 tournament.

Prior to concluding the camp, Cowboys players and Garrett are scheduled to address the participants in a life skills discussion.

During the day, the high school chaperones and high school coaches in attendance will receive information from the Taylor Hooton Foundation (www.TaylorHooton.org) – a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and educate youth and parents on the dangers of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. They will also receive hydration information from Gatorade and Heads Up player safety information from USA Football.

Underwritten by Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities and proudly supported by Paragon Healthcare, the camp will provide each youth with a camp t-shirt, athletic shorts, a Nike cinch sack and a New Era cap. Breakfast and lunch are provided courtesy of Cowboys partners Albertsons, Papa John’s, Pepsi, Gatorade, Dr Pepper, Dairy Max and Dunkin Donuts.

Broncos sign Roby

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The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed rookie cornerback Bradley Roby, who was selected by the club in the first round, which was 31st overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft, it was announced. The signing of Roby means that all the Broncos draft picks are under contract

Roby started all 37 games played during his career at Ohio State University, totaling eight interceptions and 44 passes defensed. He was named a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection in 2013 after recording 69 tackles, three interceptions, and 16 passes defensed for the Buckeyes.

He the nation with 19 passes defensed as a first-team all-conference selection in 2012 and was the only player in the country to score touchdowns three different ways.

Steelers announce training camp schedule

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced their 2014 Training Camp Schedule which will start with players reporting to camp by 4:00 p.m. on July 25th.  The following day on July 26th will be their first practice which will start at 2:55 p.m. and will be open to the public.

 

The rest of the schedule is as follows.

 

Friday July 25 All players report by 4 p.m.
Saturday July 26 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Sunday July 27 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Monday July 28 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Tuesday July 29 Players Day Off – no Steelers’ practice
Wednesday July 30 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Thursday July 31 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Friday Aug. 1 7 p.m. Night Practice at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium
Saturday Aug. 2 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Sunday Aug. 3 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Monday Aug. 4 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Tuesday Aug. 5 Players Day Off – no Steelers’ practice
Wednesday Aug. 6 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Thursday Aug. 7 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Friday Aug. 8 No Steelers’ practice – team travels
Saturday Aug. 9 First Preseason Game at N.Y. Giants (7:30 p.m., KDKA-TV)
Sunday Aug. 10 Players Day Off – no Steelers’ practice
Monday Aug. 11 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Tuesday Aug. 12 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Wednesday Aug. 13 2:55 p.m. joint practice with Buffalo Bills, open to public
Thursday Aug. 14 5:30 p.m. evening practice at Saint Vincent College with Buffalo Bills, open to public
Friday Aug. 15 No Steelers’ practice
Saturday Aug. 16 Camp Breaks – Second Preseason Game vs. Buffalo Bills (7:30 p.m., KDKA

Bills and Steelers to hold joint practice

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With training camps slated to start next month, word about teams holding joint practices is starting to trickle out. Two of those teams that will be practicing together are the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The two teams will meet on August 13th and 14th.  Practice on the 13th will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. On the 14th the teams will practice from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This will culminate with the two teams playing against each other in week two of the preseason on August 6th at 7:30 p.m.