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Kanye West (@KanyeWest) Feat Allan Kingdom (@ALLANKNGDM) & Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) – All Day
Kanye West decides to officially release his new single All Day featuring Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London is produced by French Montana and Velous. The new album So Help Me God is coming soon.
“To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it’s a team sport.
I had no problem with the decision of the playcalling. I mean, you know … I think it was more of a … how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in … I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl … that’s pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time. I don’t know what went into that call. I mean, maybe it was a good thing that I didn’t get the ball. I mean, you know, it cost us the Super Bowl. I mean, I have full … I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that plan because we’ve done it so many more times. But would I love to had the ball in? Yes, I would have.
But the game is over, and I am in Turkey.”
The Dallas Cowboys have designated wide receiver Dez Bryant with their franchise tender, a source told ESPN.
The franchise tender amount for wide receivers will be $12.823 million for 2015 as part of the salary cap being set at $143.28 million.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones had said Friday that the team had informed Bryant’s agent that he would receive the tender. The Cowboys will not use the exclusive franchise tag on Bryant, but a team would have to give up two first-round picks if Dallas chooses not to match an offer sheet.
While the Cowboys have mapped out their plan for Bryant, they appear ready to allow the NFL’s rushing champ, DeMarco Murray, to hit the open market. At the scouting combine, Stephen Jones said if Murray did not sign before free agency began it would not preclude his return, citing Darren Woodson and Jay Novacek as past examples.
Bryant, 26, was named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season — but did not play in the game — after matching his uniform number with 88 catches for 1,320 yards and a Cowboys single-season record 16 touchdown catches in 2014.
Bryant nearly helped the Cowboys to their first NFC Championship Game with a fourth-down catch at the Green Bay Packers’ 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter only to see the grab controversially overturned by replay. Instead of having the chance for the go-ahead touchdown, the Cowboys never got the ball back and their season ended.
Since joining the Cowboys as a first-round pick in 2010, Bryant has been one of the NFL’s most dynamic receivers.
In five seasons with the Cowboys, Bryant has caught 75 passes for 5,424 yards and 56 touchdowns. No player in team history has more catches, yards or touchdowns than Bryant in the first five years of his career.
He became just the second Cowboy with three straight 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown catch seasons, joining Terrell Owens, who did it from 2006-08. His 14 100-yard receiving games are tied for sixth most in team history. He reached 50 career touchdowns in 70 games, becoming the second-fastest player in team history to 50 receiving touchdowns — Hall of Famer Bob Hayes did it in 66 games — and the seventh fastest in NFL history.
The Denver Broncos will place the franchise tag on wide receiver Demaryius Thomasby Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, a source told ESPN.
John Elway had said at the scouting combine that the Broncos would issue a franchise tender to Thomas if the sides could not negotiate a long-term deal. Elway has said he could see a scenario where Thomas got the franchise tag and then the two sides reached an agreement at some point after free agency begins March 10, when the contracts started to come in.
The designation will mean the Broncos captain will get a one-year, guaranteed deal for the average of the top five salaries at his position. This year that figure will be $12.823 million as part of the salary cap being set a $143.28 million, a source told ESPN. The deal would be fully guaranteed the moment Thomas signs it.
When the Broncos file the paperwork to the league, it is expected Thomas will get the non-exclusive franchise player tag. That means Thomas could solicit offers from other teams and the Broncos would then have the right to match.
The Broncos would almost certainly match any offer Thomas would receive. Any team that would potentially sign Thomas would have to make a contract big enough to deter Denver, a tall order, and send the Broncos its next two first-round picks.
Calvin Johnson has the largest contract for any wide receiver in the league, a seven-year, $113 million deal he signed in 2012 that is significantly back-loaded and includes $48.8 million in guaranteed money. Andre Johnson signed a seven-year, $67.8 million deal in 2010, while Percy Harvin signed a six-year, $64.2 million deal ($14.5 million guaranteed) in 2013 and Mike Wallacesigned a five-year, $60 million deal ($30 million guaranteed) in 2013.
Demaryius and Julius Thomas are the Broncos’ highest-profile free agents this year, and the team tried to negotiate with both over the past year with Demaryius Thomas, who was the first of two first-round picks by the Broncos (Tim Tebow was the other) in the 2010 draft, having been the top priority.
Since the start of the 2011 season, Demaryius Thomas, 27, is second in the NFL with 28 100-yard receiving games in the regular season and postseason combined, including 10 100-yard games last season, seven of those in consecutive weeks. His 226 yards in the Broncos’ Oct. 5 win over the Arizona Cardinals is a franchise record for a single game, and his 1,619 yards receiving last season also set a single-season franchise record.
After a rookie season slowed by injuries — suffering a fractured bone in his foot in a pre-combine workout in early 2010 — Thomas had a 32-catch season in 2011 as the Broncos ran a read-option offense with Tebow at quarterback. But since the arrival of Peyton Manning in 2012, Thomas has played himself into the league’s elite at the position.
Thomas has had three consecutive seasons with at least 92 receptions, 1,430 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. He is only the third player in league history to have three consecutive seasons of at least 1,400 yards receiving and at least 10 touchdowns; Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison are the others.
Last season he was voted a team captain for the first time in his career.
Jimmy Butler will miss an extended period of time of three to six weeks after Monday’s MRI exam confirmed “a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow,” the Bulls said in a release.
utler suffered the injury during Sunday’s loss to the Clippers when he ran into a DeAndre Jordanscreen in the third quarter. He didn’t return.
Butler won’t need surgery, one source said. So his absence will be determined by how well the injury responds to treatment and rest.
Butler’s injury comes on the heels of Derrick Rose’s knee surgery, which will sideline him for four to six weeks. The banged-up Bulls also are without Taj Gibson, whose sprained left ankle is in a walking boot.
The Bulls have a roster spot available.
Butler, who earned his first All-Star appearance this season, leads the Bulls in scoring at 20.2 points per game. He’s also the team’s best defender and leads the NBA in minutes.