NFL notebook: Eagles' White House visit scheduled

NFL notebook: Eagles' White House visit scheduled
By Reuters

18/05/2018 at 00:51Updated 18/05/2018 at 00:53

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to visit the White House on June 5.

The team hasn't formally announced the celebratory visit for its Super Bowl
victory over the New England Patriots, but multiple Philadelphia media outlets
reported it on Thursday. According to Philly.com, White House deputy press
secretary Lindsay Waters confirmed the visit.

Defensive end Chris Long and safety Malcolm Jenkins have expressed in recent
months that they wouldn't visit the White House due to their opposition of the
methods of President Donald Trump. They reiterated their thoughts on Thursday.

--With one victory in the past two seasons, it has been a hard knock life for
the Browns.

This summer, it will be a "Hard Knocks" life in Cleveland. The HBO training
camp documentary will track the fortunes of head coach Hue Jackson and the
Browns in August, the network announced. The series will debut Aug. 7
(10-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

HBO selected the Browns, who haven't been to the playoffs since 2002, just
weeks after Cleveland made its latest attempt to secure a franchise
quarterback. The Browns selected Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield with the
first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and will place the Oklahoma product
in competition with Tyrod Taylor, who was acquired from the Buffalo Bills this
offseason.

--The ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster testified
at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Hall of Justice on Thursday that she initially
lied to police about Foster hitting her on Feb. 11 and did so in an attempt to
"ruin" Foster's career and "end him."

The woman, Elissa Ennis, originally told police Foster hit her in the head
eight to 10 times, causing facial bruises and a ruptured eardrum. Ennis has
since recanted that statement, and in her testimony Thursday, she said she
"lied a lot" to authorities about the incident.

Ennis, testifying against the advice of attorney Stephanie Rickard, said
Foster never put his hands on her and that she said he did in an attempt to
sue him for money after he broke up with her the morning of Feb. 11. She also
admitted to stealing more than $8,000 and two Rolex watches from Foster after
their breakup.

--As he gets ready to play for a new contract this season, Dallas Cowboys
quarterback Dak Prescott has lofty goals in mind.

Prescott, who will make $630,000 in base salary in 2018, is eligible for a
contract extension after the upcoming season, and the Cowboys have said they
are prepared to spend what it takes to keep the 24-year-old in Dallas. Despite
the pressure to play well in order to get a big-money deal, Prescott told
reporters Wednesday that he isn't stressed about the situation.

"I want to be the best I can," Prescott said at the Cowboys' Reliant Home Run
Derby to benefit the Salvation Army. "I want to be the best quarterback that
the Cowboys ever had. So when I go in each and every day, it's just about
being the best player I can be. All that stuff comes when you play the game
well."

--The Green Bay Packers announced the signings of second-round pick Josh
Jackson and third-round choice Oren Burks.

The Packers have now signed all 11 of their 2018 draft picks.

Jackson, a cornerback from Iowa, was selected with the No. 45 overall choice.
He tied the school single-season record with eight interceptions in 2017 and
returned two for touchdowns. Burks, a linebacker from Vanderbilt, had 82
tackles (7.0 for loss) and one interception last season.

--Field Level Media

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