Barack Obama cites Eagles DE Chris Long as ‘what’s best about America’
Former President Barack Obama gave Eagles defensive end Chris Long a shout out Friday for donating his entire 2017 salary to charity.
Long, who has a base salary of $1 million this season, is funding two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Va., and contributing to the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow effort to fund equal education opportunities. This is not Long’s first foray into charitable work. The Chris Long Foundation has been active in veterans’ causes, aiding the homeless and building drinking water wells in Africa.
The Texans will have a chance to end the season on a high note when they take on the Colts Sunday.
In the desert, Bruce Arians is expected to step down from his position as the Cardinals’ head coach after Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, per ESPN.com. However, the report stated that Arians had not yet informed the team of this decision.
Arians led the Cardinals (7-8) to back-to-back postseason appearances in 2014 and 2015, including a trip to the NFC championship game. He is 48-30-1 in Arizona entering Sunday’s game.
Ryan Miller acknowledged an ovation from the crowd marking his return to Rogers Arena with a wave moments before the opening faceoff.
The veteran goalie then went out and stopped 31 shots for his second shutout of the season and the 41st of his career in leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.