Carson Wentz pledges $500,000 for sports facility in Haiti


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has visited Haiti multiple times and wants to do something to improve life in the most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere. He’s hoping a significant donation will help.

Wentz announced on Twitter that he’s matching up to $500,000 in donations to build a sports complex that is being planned in Haiti.

The complex will have 10 soccer fields, two indoor basketball courts, six outdoor basketball courts, 5,000 shaded seat track and field, dormitories for 200 people, locker rooms and a community park with Wi-Fi, a play space and lighting.

In recent years, LSU has not leaned heavily on its backs as pass-catchers. Guice caught just 32 passes over three seasons. In the same amount of time, Leonard Fournette pulled down just 41 grabs, but the Jaguars back showed what he can do with 36 catches last season as a rookie.

Mickell started his college career as a receiver before moving to the secondary. He made 85 tackles two sacks and three interceptions in his final two seasons.

Scales was named a team captain and MVP in 2016 when he led the country with 23.5 tackles for loss. He also had seven sacks and led the Big Ten with 126 tackles. Last season as a senior, Scales made 12.5 tackles for loss and six sacks.

And now he’s back with the Saints on a deal that makes him just the 34th-highest-paid cornerback in football.

Ben Roethlisberger’s least favorite move of the offseason was actually one of the best draft decisions of the year.

Quarterback is the most important position in the game, and the Pittsburgh Steelers know they can’t be caught without a succession plan under center. Oklahoma State product Mason Rudolph gives them a quality option out of Round 3, and he presented great value in that No. 76 spot. broncos_075_7e1f83a98225d9f5-180x180

They’ll figure out real early if he wants to put in the work or not.


NFL players are smart, one NFL coach said. That’s what we mean by, ‘Does he love ball?’ Is he going to be the guy working his ass off to get better?

Rosen played at a high level at UCLA. He battled through injuries, and his work ethic was never questioned. But the knock on him, from some, has been that his expressed interests in Wall Street and things other than football might keep him from improving as a quarterback. Of course, no one said that when Andrew Luck was carting around books about the history of concrete. But, for instance, scouts did love that Carson Wentz and Mitchell Trubisky had few interests outside of football and hunting.

It’s not a new concern with Rosen. In fact, in a summer 2017 interview with B/R, he even addressed it, saying, If I didn’t love the game, I wouldn’t be out here getting my ass kicked.

Stephen was a seventh-round pick in 2014 and played in 52 games for the Vikings over the last four years. He was a starter in 2016, but moved back into a reserve role last season while appearing in 15 regular season games and one playoff contest. He had 28 tackles and a sack in those outings.

Stephen and Johnson join Jarran Reed and Nazair Jones at defensive tackle for the Seahawks. 2017 second-round pick Malik McDowell could also figure into the mix, although his health is a question mark after last year’s ATV accident.

Foster also said Payton asked to speak to Foster’s girlfriend. According to Foster, Payton asked the girlfriend, Are you going to be the guidance to be sure Reuben doesn’t get into trouble? Payton confirmed that, and said periodically over the years he asked a prospective player’s significant other if the Saints could count on her to help steer the player away from trouble.dolphins_081