Ryan Kalil on why he signed with Jets: ‘I just felt like I had more football’

first_imgIt appeared like Ryan Kalil’s time in the NFL was over after 2018, but the star center surprisingly decided to join the Jets for one season after realizing he had more in the tank.Kalil, who spent the first 12 seasons of his professional career with the Panthers, shed light on his choice Saturday. “I just had a hard time moving on,” Kalil said, via NorthJersey.com. “I had a hard time turning the page. … Especially after coming off 2018 healthy, feeling great, feeling spry again, I just felt like I had more football.”Kalil retired with Carolina in December and moved back to southern California, where he’s from. But the gridiron kept calling him back. Related News Andrew Luck injury update: Colts quarterback (calf) will miss practices leading up to preseason opener Training camp? What training camp? Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield shotguns beer during Indians gamecenter_img “Started living the beach life a little bit,” Kalil said. “Getting back ingrained with the community where I grew up. And March came around and I just started getting the itch again.” Kalil, 34, signed a one-year, $8.4 million deal with the Jets. He’ll have to meet some incentives to get all that money, but the five-time Pro-Bowl player didn’t take much of a pay cut — he made $9.75 million in 2018. New York is optimistic he can help it improve from last year’s 4-12 season. It it added a top-tier running back in Le’Veon Bell over the offseason and has a promising young quarterback in Sam Darnold.“This was (a) unique opportunity with an unbelievable person and player,” Jets general manager Joe Douglas said. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that Ryan chose to be here.”last_img read more

Mechanic stabbed to death at Plaisance

first_imgA father of one was fatally stabbed at the Plaisance Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara, where he hadDead: Orretta Westgone to party, on Friday morning by a man with whom he allegedly had an old grievance.Orrette West, 29, of Tucville Terrace, East La Penitence, Georgetown, was stabbed to his chest and abdomen by his attacker who immediately fled the scene.Reports are that West was dancing with a female when an argument broke out between him and the suspect during which the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt him the fatal stabs.After being stabbed West was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed.When Guyana Times visited the mother of the dead man at her GuyHoc, Greater Georgetown home, she explained that her son left home just before midnight on Thursday with a group of friends as they normally would to the party on Plaisance ‘Line Top’.According to the grieving mother, at about 01:30h, she heard a car honking in front of her yard and went to inquire, and was told that her son was stabbed. The woman said she panicked and sent her other sons to the hospital to check on West. After sometime, she got the dreaded news. The mother noted that at the time of her son’s death he was with another woman while his child-mother was at her home and his fiancé at his house in Tucville.She related that she could not say if the stabbing stemmed from an old grievance and noted that she would not vow for her dead son. The mother noted that her son was hardworking but he loved to go out with his friends.Meanwhile, the dead man’s fiancé posited that she was at work when she got the call about the fatal stabbing. On the other hand, West’s child-mother, who was almost in tears, did not offer a comment.The Police in a release stated that they are investigating the murder of West, which occurred at about 00:30 on Friday.Police are continuing their investigation as the suspect has still not been apprehended. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES 23rd March 2012Set Dancing Classes The class caters for both experienced dancers and beginners and you can join in at any stage. It is not necessary to have a partner, but couples may of course dance together if they wish. Set dancing has become very popular in recent years – it’s great fun, good exercise and a great way to meet people. Starting Tuesday 27th March 11.15am-1.15pm at Letterkenny Community Centre.  Cost €5 per person.  Contact Reception for bookings 074 91 22761Donegal Irish Dance Works Keep fit class for adults 18+yrs.  Classes are based round traditional Irish Dance steps and the aim is to learn, to have fun and to keep fit.  Starting Thursday 15th March 6.30-8.00pm Contact: Barry John Gallagher 086 1576563 JUNIOR SOCCER EASTER CAMP at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 7-12 years Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April 10.00am – 2.00pm Cost €40 per person Bring packed lunch & drinks Football boots may be required (weather permitting) Booking Information – 074 91 22761LIVEWIRE EASTER CAMP at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 6-12 years Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April 10.00am – 5.00pm Cost €65 per person Activities include; Ards Forest Park (weather permitting) swimming, bungee trampolines, traverse wall, obstacle course, dodgeball, soccer, uni-hoc and much more….. Contact Reception for bookings 074 91 22761Bounce & Tone New Class Times starting Wednesday 21st March;                                                Mondays 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm & Fridays 10.00-11.00am LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTESlast_img read more