Monthly Archives: June 2016

NFL, Florida-based teams give to OneOrlando fund (Shutdown Corner)

The league’s three Florida-based teams – the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers – have joined with the NFL Foundation to do a little good. It was announced on Friday that the four groups are combining to donate $400,00 0 to the OneOrlando Fund, created to support victims’ families as well as survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre on June 12, in which 49 indivduals were killed. In a statement, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said, ” Our city has just begun to recover from the impact of the Pulse tragedy. The support of partners like the NFL and the NFL’s three Florida-based teams sends a signal to our City that we are not in this alone. The money we are raising will provide a way to help us respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come. Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for the outpouring of support from across the globe.” If you’d like to donate to the OneOrlando Fund, you can do so here: oneorlando.org .

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3 Florida NFL teams uniting to support OneOrlando Fund (The Associated Press)

The three Florida-based NFL teams are combining to give $400,000 to the OneOrlando Fund to support the victims’ families and survivors of the deadly night club shooting in Orlando. The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars are uniting to help those affected by the June 12 shooting. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer started the OneOrlando Fund to support the survivors and the victims’ families.

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NFL teams trying to reduce fumbles with beeping footballs (The Associated Press)

Amid the hooting and hollering at Washington Redskins minicamp, there’s a different sound in the air during running back drills. Coaches whack at the football with Matt Jones carrying it, and it beeps. The Redskins are one of five NFL teams using so-called beeping or whistling footballs to emphasize ball security.

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Koetter likes progress Buccaneers are making this offseason (The Associated Press)

Dirk Koetter walked off the practice field drenched in sweat, the first day of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ mandatory minicamp behind him. The team is in the final stage of an offseason program that’s bolstered the first-year coach’s belief that a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2007 is headed in the right direction. Quarterback Jameis Winston is entering his second season leading an offense that made significant strides a year ago.

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