Author Archives: admin

Cheap New England Patriots Jersey Store 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sustained an injury to his right throwing hand in a minor collision in practice Wednesday, according to a source.

A source close to Brady said it is possible the injury could affect him slightly in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Brady is moving forward with the belief that he should be OK overall.

A second source said Brady’s hand “should be OK.”

Brady was officially limited in practice, according to the team’s participation report, and underwent tests with the team’s medical staff afterward. He had been scheduled to hold a news conference at that time.

The next benchmark for Brady will be Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET, which is the team’s next scheduled practice.
According to a report from the Boston Herald, the injury occurred when one of Brady’s teammates accidentally ran into him and jammed his hand. X-rays were taken and revealed no structural damage, according to the Herald.

Tom Brady, pictured above celebrating a touchdown in New England's playoff win over Tennessee, was limited in Wednesday's practice with a right hand injury.

Tom Brady, pictured above celebrating a touchdown in New England’s playoff win over Tennessee, was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a right hand injury.

Brady has been on and off the injury report at times this season — for an Achilles and left shoulder injury. This is the first time he has landed on the injury report due to his throwing hand.

Players who were asked about Brady later in the day said they weren’t aware of anything that happened injury-wise at practice.

“He looked like the same old Tom out there,” said cornerback Eric Rowe.

The Patriots have just two quarterbacks on their roster, Brady and veteran backup Brian Hoyer. They don’t have a quarterback on their practice squad.

In addition to Brady, offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle, defensive tackle Alan Branch and running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee were all limited with knee injuries.

The Patriots host the Jaguars in the conference title game Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS.

Cheap New Orleans Saints jerseys online free shipping from china

MINNEAPOLIS — Naturally, New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams was hard on himself after he ended his stellar rookie season by becoming the victim of one of the most stunning and spectacular plays in NFL history.

“Man, it was just my play to make,” said Williams, who missed the tackle around the Saints’ 35-yard line that allowed Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown in Minnesota’s 29-24 victory.
Williams had bloodshot eyes, but held his head high as he faced the media, vowing to never let a play like that happen again. He reportedly fell to his knees on the field before returning to the locker room. And he was consoled and supported by several of his teammates, who joined Saints coach Sean Payton in stressing that no one player was to blame for that final breakdown.

After missing a tackle that allowed Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown on Sunday, Saints safety Marcus Williams vowed to do all he can "to make sure nothing like this happens again to me."

After missing a tackle that allowed Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown on Sunday, Saints safety Marcus Williams vowed to do all he can “to make sure nothing like this happens again to me.”

“The ball was in the air. I didn’t go attack it. And he came down and made a great play, and that’s just on me,” said Williams, who had lowered his head and shoulder and attempted to drive toward Diggs’ leg — though he whiffed completely — instead of contesting the ball in the air or waiting to wrap up Diggs after the catch. “I just gotta be that guy and go up and get the ball. As a safety back there, you gotta be the eraser. And that was my job. …

“I feel like I was a little early [on my launch toward Diggs]. But at that point, I just gotta make the tackle when he comes down. … There’s only 10 seconds left. I knew the situation. You gotta make sure you make the play. …

“If the play happened different, I would just go attack the ball and make that play.”

When asked how he will bounce back from the play, Williams said, “Man, just overcoming. You can’t let it beat you down. I’m gonna take it upon myself to do all that I can to never let that happen again. And, I mean, if it happens again, then I shouldn’t be playing. But I’m gonna take it upon myself to do all that I can to make sure nothing like this happens again to me.”
Williams was almost one of the game’s heroes with a leaping interception late in the third quarter while the Saints were rallying back from a 17-0 halftime deficit. It was Williams’ fifth interception of the season.
The second-round pick out of Utah started all 17 games he played in this year for the Saints’ resurgent pass defense.
“He’s going to have so many opportunities and he’s going to make so many great plays in the future,” veteran Saints linebacker Manti Te’o said. “Everybody makes mistakes, man — it wasn’t just him. He didn’t lose that game. I could have done a whole lot of things better. …

“He’s a great player and a young player and has a bright future ahead of him and he’s gonna make more great plays.”

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made similar comments, saying he blamed himself for not getting enough pressure on quarterback Case Keenum, who was able to deliver the deep throw.

And Payton said the Saints had the right call on the play — an outside zone designed to protect the sidelines since a throw in the middle of the field would have ended the game.

“Look, he jumped and went for the tackle,” Payton said. “He’s played well for us all year. It was a timing decision. Obviously he’d like to have that back, but he’s been a good player for us all year.”

Cheap New England Patriots Youth Jerseys

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots starting wide receiver Chris Hogan, who had missed seven of the final eight games of the regular season with a shoulder injury, has been cleared to play in Saturday’s AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

Hogan was officially removed from the team’s injury report Thursday for the first time since injuring his shoulder in an Oct. 29 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
His return should shake up the Patriots’ depth chart, as he was paired with Brandin Cooks as the team’s top two receivers when through the first half of the season. In his absence, the Patriots had been using a combination of Phillip Dorsett and Danny Amendola alongside Cooks, with newcomer Kenny Britt also rotating into the mix sparingly.

Hogan had been off to a strong start this season, catching 33 passes for 438 yards and five touchdowns over the first eight games. After missing four straight games, he returned to action in a Dec. 11 loss to the Miami Dolphins, but struggled as both a pass catcher (one reception on five targets) and blocker.

He was then inactive for the final three regular-season games, and with the Patriots earning a bye, he has had an additional month to recover and gain a greater comfort level to make a return.

Elsewhere on the Patriots’ injury report, No. 3 defensive tackle Alan Branch (knee), running back Rex Burkhead (knee), linebacker Marquis Flowers (illness), running back Mike Gillislee (knee), defensive end Eric Lee (ankle/finger) and top “passing back” James White (ankle) are all listed as questionable. Branch and White said they feel ready to go, while Burkhead had hinted he was in the same category. Flowers and Lee are also expected to be ready for action.

Cheap Carolina Panthers Jersey china wholesale

The Carolina Panthers are facing scrutiny from the NFL after quickly clearing quarterback Cam Newton to play Sunday, less than two weeks after a league mandate requiring more extensive concussion testing for players demonstrating obvious symptoms.

NFL officials have already been in contact with the Panthers’ medical staff as to why Newton was not taken to the locker room when he was being evaluated for a concussion. They will not comment further until those conversations are completed.

Newton was slow to get up after New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata hit him with 8 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in the Panthers’ 31-26 loss. He was replaced by backup Derek Anderson, and, as he moved toward the sideline, Newton went to the ground and appeared to be pointing toward his right eye.

Cam Newton is examined after being brought down by Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata.

Cam Newton is examined after being brought down by Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said after the game that Newton had been poked in the eye. But in revisions to its concussion policy announced Dec. 29, the NFL said it would “require a locker room concussion evaluation for all players demonstrating gross or sustained vertical instability (e.g., stumbling or falling to the ground when trying to stand).”

Those symptoms appeared to match Newton’s actions. But the Panthers never took Newton to the locker room. Instead, they announced he was tested for a concussion on the blue sideline tent and cleared. He returned to the game for the Panthers’ next series and threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to tailback Christian McCaffrey on his third play back.

Newton also said the injury was to his eye.

“I know it was precautionary things for a concussion,” Newton said, “but it wasn’t a hit to the head it was my eye. My helmet had came down low enough over my eyelid and it got pressed by the player’s stomach I believe. I thought somebody stuck their finger in my eye, but I’ve got my visor, so that couldn’t happen.”

Even if the Panthers were primarily concerned about Newton’s eye, their decision to eschew a locker room trip — at a time when they were trying to erase a deficit and advance in the postseason — will merit a closer look by league and union officials.

Since the start of the season, the NFL/NFLPA have conducted at least two investigations into potential violations of their concussion protocol. The Seattle Seahawks were fined $100,000 for failing to test quarterback Russell Wilson after he was sent off the field in Week 10. More recently, the league found no violations but announced its Dec. 29 revisions in response to the Houston Texans’ decision to clear quarterback Tom Savage after he presented obvious concussion symptoms on the field, including the fencing posture.

Cheap Authentic Dallas Cowboys Throwback Jerseys Online

FRISCO, Texas — The changes Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett have alluded to since the Dallas Cowboys’ season ended have started.

According to multiple sources, special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be allowed to leave despite being under contract with the Cowboys for two more seasons, and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson and secondary coach Joe Baker, whose contracts were set to expire, were told they will not be back with the team.

Bisaccia will most likely to join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders.
The future of offensive line coach Frank Pollack is also in question, despite having three Pro Bowl players — Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin — in place since 2014. Pollack took over as line coach in 2015; during his tenure the Cowboys have finished ninth, second and second in the NFL in rushing.

Changes to head coach Jason Garrett's staff have begun, according to sources.

Changes to head coach Jason Garrett’s staff have begun, according to sources.

Pass protection, however, was an issue in 2017, especially with Smith missing three full games and most of a fourth because of injuries. The Cowboys allowed 32 sacks; 22 came in the final eight games, including eight against Atlanta without Smith. Dak Prescott threw just one touchdown pass in the games in which Smith did not play.
Bisaccia had been the Cowboys’ assistant head coach and special-teams coordinator since 2013. While the return games have not produced much, the Cowboys’ coverage teams have been among the best in the NFL. The Cowboys allowed just 75 punt return yards this season, the fewest in the league. Before a late-season slide, Dan Bailey had been the most accurate kicker in NFL history, and punter Chris Jones had his best season.

The Cowboys had made a commitment to adding or keeping key special-teams contributors over the years.

Wilson had been the quarterbacks coach since 2007. He helped the development of Tony Romo and Prescott, who earned Pro Bowl honors, but the Cowboys drafted just two quarterbacks during Wilson’s tenure: Stephen McGee in 2009 and Prescott in 2016. Both were fourth-round picks.

Baker, a college teammate of Garrett’s, was promoted to secondary coach in 2016 after spending four seasons as an assistant secondary or safeties coach. The Cowboys have not had a secondary member lead the team with more than three interceptions since Terence Newman had four in 2011. The Cowboys selected four defensive backs — Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Xavier Woods and Marquez White — in last year’s draft after opting to let veterans Brandon Carr, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne and J.J. Wilcox leave in free agency.

Carr, Church and Claiborne were much more productive with their new teams than they had been with the Cowboys in their final seasons.

Cheap Tyler Boyd Youth Jerseys Online

CINCINNATI — A spike in donations to the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation came from the most unlikely source on Monday morning.

Dalton’s 49-yard touchdown throw to Tyler Boyd in a fourth-and-12 situation on Sunday night not only sealed a win against the Ravens to knock them out of the playoffs, but it also secured the Bills’ first playoff berth since 1999.
Fans in Buffalo were understandably thrilled, and they wanted to let Dalton know it. While the Bills organization promised to send the Bengals some Buffalo wings, the fans decided to donate to Dalton’s cause.

“I think I’m the hottest guy in Buffalo right now,” Dalton joked to the media on Monday. “According to my Twitter, I think everybody’s loving us right now. Obviously that’s a crazy fan base, and they’re all pretty excited.”

Dalton pulled out his phone to check the numbers on donations to his foundation, noting that most of them were in $17 increments. He thought about it for a moment, then he realized why.

The $17 dollars represent the 17 seasons between playoff berths for the Bills.

“We’re appreciative of that. Obviously they’re helping out a good cause. It’s been pretty fun to see the reaction we’ve gotten,” Dalton said.

Dalton tweeted Monday evening: “In the 24 hours since the 1st donation came in, over 2500 donors and just over $57,000 and counting! Last update for the night! I will update tomorrow. We can’t thank y’all enough!”

Dalton and his wife, Jordan, formed the foundation after he was drafted by the Bengals in 2011. The foundation “provides support, resources, opportunities and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families.”

Many of the foundation’s community outreach programs revolve around helping children, especially those with special needs, and their families in greater Cincinnati.

Although it’s hard to determine where the idea to donate to the Daltons’ foundation started, the idea appeared to gain traction on social media shortly after the Bengals sealed the Bills’ playoff fate and continued through Monday afternoon.

The foundation issued a statement Monday:

“Buffalo fans are a class act,” it read. “Thank you for showing your appreciation to Andy Dalton by supporting the families we serve. All of your donations will go to our outreach programs. We can do more with your help.”

Cheap New England Patriots Jersey Free Shipping

The New England Patriots signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison to a one-year deal Tuesday.

The Patriots released linebacker Trevor Reilly to create a roster spot for Harrison.

Harrison, 39, visited the Patriots on Tuesday after clearing waivers on Monday to become a free agent.

He posted a photo of himself with 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady from the Patriots locker room on his Instagram account, joking that he finally has a teammate who is older than him.
Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that coach Bill Belichick’s reputation among players and the organization’s winning tradition factored into Harrison’s signing with New England. Parise said Harrison had interest from other teams.

The Patriots have been thin at defensive end and outside linebacker for most of the season. They have Trey Flowers atop the depth chart at their end-of-the-line position, with rookie Deatrich Wise and Eric Lee behind him. The team also uses linebackers Kyle Van Noy, Trevor Reilly and Marquis Flowers at the end of the line, depending on the package.
The Patriots and Steelers are vying for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and are locked in to the top two spots in the conference. Harrison would get a chance to play against his former team if both teams advance to the AFC Championship Game for a second straight season.

The Steelers released Harrison, the franchise’s all-time sacks leader, on Saturday to make room for right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who returned from suspension.

Harrison, 39, has 80.5 sacks in a Pittsburgh uniform, including at least five sacks in each of the past three regular seasons despite playing a part-time role. Harrison also came up big in the Steelers’ past two playoff runs with multiple sacks.

But his role decreased as the Steelers transitioned to more pass-coverage work for outside linebackers Bud Dupree and rookie T.J. Watt. Harrison has played 40 snaps through 14 games this season, compared to 587 last year. He has one sack this season.

Cheap Authentic New York Giants Jerseys Free Shipping

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The New York Giants appear to be sticking with quarterback Eli Manning even in the final week of the season against the Washington Redskins.

“Eli will start, and then we’ll probably take it bit by bit,” interim coach Steve Spagnuolo said after Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. “We just take it and see how it goes. Eli is the starter.”

Manning started Sunday, and the Giants lost tight end Evan Engram (rib) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (neck) by the end of the game. He threw a pair of interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a score. He also played from start to finish despite the lopsided result.

Rookie Davis Webb wasn’t even an option. He was inactive for the contest, the 15th time in as many games the third-round pick failed to dress. There’s a chance Webb will be active next Sunday after he took some first-team snaps at practice last week.
But since Spagnuolo was named interim coach in place of the fired Ben McAdoo earlier this month, he has insisted that the Giants are prioritizing winning and that Manning gives them the best chance to win.

The Giants still scored 10 points or fewer for the sixth time this season Sunday and lost their fourth straight game.

Spagnuolo didn’t contemplate taking Manning out for backup Geno Smith at any point.

“No. I really didn’t,” Spagnuolo said.

Smith started a game earlier this month in Oakland to end Manning’s streak of 210 consecutive starts. McAdoo was fired less than 24 hours after the game, and the Giants reversed course with their plan, which was to eventually get to Webb.

Co-owner John Mara said he wanted to see the young quarterback play, and by play he didn’t mean come in late to close out a game.

Manning went 27-of-45 passing for 263 yards against the Cardinals.

“Hey, we didn’t score any points, so I didn’t play well enough,” he said.

Neither did his supporting cast. The Giants fell to 2-13 this season and are in position to potentially land the No. 2 overall pick in next year’s draft.

That could put them in position to draft Manning’s potential successor, namely UCLA’s Josh Rosen or USC’s Sam Darnold. But Manning wasn’t ready to discuss his future after the latest loss Sunday.

“I’ll figure out next week and go from there,” he said.

Manning turns 37 next week.

Cheap New Orleans Saints Jersey Wholesale Site

The New Orleans Saints are sending both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to the Pro Bowl — the first time in more than 42 years that two running backs from one team will head to the annual all-star game.

But as Ingram likes to say, he and Kamara are “in the business of making history.” They are also on pace to become the first running back duo in NFL history to both surpass 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season.
Joining them for the Jan. 28 game in Orlando, Florida, will be a host of Pittsburgh Steelers, who led all teams with a league-best eight selections as announced Tuesday night.

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are the first pair of running backs from the same team to go to the Pro Bowl in the same year in 42 years.

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are the first pair of running backs from the same team to go to the Pro Bowl in the same year in 42 years.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, kicker Chris Boswell and linebacker Ryan Shazier headlined the group. Shazier suffered a season-ending spinal injury earlier this month and has since been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Pittsburgh tackle Alejandro Villanueva, guard David DeCastro and center Maurkice Pouncey rounded out the team’s selections.

In the NFC, the Saints and Philadelphia Eagles tied for tops in the conference with six Pro Bowl picks apiece, led by their respective quarterbacks, Carson Wentz and Drew Brees. Wentz tore the ACL in his left knee in a Week 14 win over the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery Wednesday to repair the damage. Before that, the second-year player had set the team record for TD passes in a single season (33), a mark that had stood since 1961.

Roethlisberger was joined at quarterback in the AFC by the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, who was named to his 13th Pro Bowl, including nine straight.

Of the 86 selections, 24 are newcomers. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Kamara, Arizona Cardinals special-teamer Budda Baker and Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt were the only rookies selected for the game.
The full list of those who made it:

AFC starters: Patriots QB Brady and FB James Develin; Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins; Chiefs TE Travis Kelce; Tennessee Titans T Taylor Lewan and DT Jurrell Casey; Oakland Raiders G Kelechi Osemele; Jacksonville Jaguars DE Calais Campbell and CBs Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye; Baltimore Ravens S Eric Weddle and LB C.J. Mosley; Denver Broncos LB Von Miller; Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney; Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa; Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins; and Miami Dolphins S Reshad Jones.

AFC specialists: Titans P Brett Kern; Steelers K Boswell; Chiefs return-specialist Tyreek Hill; and Patriots special-teamer Matthew Slater.

NFC starters: Eagles QB Wentz, TE Zach Ertz and G Brandon Brooks; Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and C Alex Mack; Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen; Rams RB Todd Gurley; Dallas Cowboys T Tyron Smith and G Zack Martin; Washington Redskins T Trent Williams; San Francisco 49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk, Vikings DE Everson Griffen and CB Xavier Rhodes; Cardinals LB Chandler Jones and CB Patrick Peterson; Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence; Eagles DT Fletcher Cox; Rams DT Aaron Donald; Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan; Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly; Seattle Seahawks S Earl Thomas; and New York Giants S Landon Collins.

NFC specialists: Rams P Johnny Hekker, K Greg Zuerlein and return-specialist Pharoh Cooper; and Cardinals special-teamer Baker.

Five teams were shut out of Pro Bowl selections: the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts, the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers (for the first time since 2005).
The Saints (10-4) sent six players to the Pro Bowl after being shut out in the initial selections in both 2015 and ’16. Brees earned his 11th selection. Defensive end Cameron Jordan earned his third. Rookie Lattimore and second-year receiver Michael Thomas each were selected for the first time.

But it’s the dynamic duo of Ingram and Kamara that has generated the most buzz during the Saints’ surprising surge as they have fueled the NFL’s No. 1-ranked offense.

Kamara, a third-round draft choice out of Tennessee, is already the third rookie in NFL history with more than 600 rushing and receiving yards (652 and 684, to be exact), with a total of 12 touchdowns.

Ingram, who turns 28 Thursday, has already set career highs with 1,045 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. He also has 51 receptions for 375 yards.

Kamara leads the NFL with 6.6 yards per carry. Ingram ranks third among all running backs and second among NFC running backs with 5.1 yards per carry.
It’s hard to decipher exactly when the last pair of true running backs made the Pro Bowl together, since many top running backs such as Jim Brown, Larry Csonka and Franco Harris were listed as fullbacks. ESPN Stats & Information and Elias Sports Bureau used rushing attempts as the standard for their research.

The last pair of teammates to make the Pro Bowl with 100-plus rushing attempts was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott in 1997 and 2000 — but Alstott was selected as a fullback both times.

Before that, it was the St. Louis Cardinals’ Jim Otis and Terry Metcalf in 1975. Otis was listed as a fullback then, too, but he had 269 carries for 1,076 yards. The Dolphins’ legendary duo of Csonka and Mercury Morris made the Pro Bowl together as running backs in 1972 and ’73, among others in that era.

Cheap Carolina Panthers Jersey Authentic Shop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, amid allegations of workplace misconduct, announced Sunday night in a letter on the team website that he plans to put the NFL team he founded up for sale after the 2017 season.

The letter came after Sports Illustrated published a story saying the Panthers settled with at least four former employees regarding inappropriate workplace behavior by Richardson.

“I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson wrote. “Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played.”
The SI article detailed accusations made against Richardson that include sexual harassment of multiple women and the use of a racial slur toward a scout who has since left the team.

The NFL on Sunday announced that it was taking over the investigation into the allegations that the Panthers announced they were conducting on Friday.

Richardson, 81, allegedly made verbal comments about women’s appearances, inappropriately touched female employees and made advances to women that included asking whether he could shave their legs and for them to give him foot rubs.

Along with the allegation of using a racial slur that led to a settlement with the scout, SI notes comments made by Richardson about black players’ appearances and his threat to discipline players who addressed social issues. According to SI, Richardson and the Panthers reached confidential settlements with complainants that included nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses. The SI report describes the settlements’ value as “significant.”

Sean “Diddy” Combs, who earlier this year was estimated by Forbes to be worth $820 million, quickly expressed interest in buying the Panthers. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who went to high school in Charlotte and college in Davidson, North Carolina, also weighed in.
Bruton Smith, the owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc., which owns Charlotte Motor Speedway and other tracks on the NASCAR circuit, said last year that he would be interested in purchasing the team. Forbes placed the value of the Panthers at $2.3 billion in September. Richardson and investors paid $206 million for the team in 1993.

Richardson was awarded the franchise in October 1993. The Panthers played their first season in 1995. Richardson previously had a plan in place that called for the team to be sold within two years of his death. Richardson reached a deal with Charlotte officials in 2013, when the city agreed to pay $87.5 million in upgrades to Bank of America Stadium that would keep the Panthers there through June 2019.

Charlotte-based sports marketing executive Max Muhleman, who helped Richardson bring the team to the Carolinas through the sale of personal seat licenses (PSLs) that financed the stadium, said he was sad to hear the news that the team was being sold.

“If that is his wish, he will leave one of sport’s most remarkable legacies for, hopefully, generations of Carolinians to come,” Muhleman told ESPN.com.

The Panthers are 10-4 after Sunday’s 31-24 win over Green Bay and tied with New Orleans atop the NFC South. They are only two years removed from a 15-1 2015 regular season in which they lost Super Bowl 50 to Denver 24-10.

Carolina also reached the Super Bowl following the 2003 season, losing to New England.

Richardson promised when he purchased the team to bring the Carolinas a Super Bowl victory. He reiterated that in the letter.

“I hope everyone in this organization, both on and off the field, will be firmly focused on just one mission: to play and win the Super Bowl,” Richardson wrote. “While I will no longer be the team owner, I will always be the Panthers’ Number One fan.”