All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega has claimed he is “done” if he suffers another major setback in his ongoing rehabilitation.

The former AEW World Champion, who has been out of action since November 2021, made this statement during a stream on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel on Wednesday.

Said Omega of the “scary” situation (h/t Fightful):

“If I get another major setback, that’s it. That’s it, I’m done, I can’t do this ever again. Two times, three times a day, really painful rehab, not even knowing what it’s going to be like when I get back in the ring. I have no clue. It’s scary, actually. You see people, they come back to the ring and you’re just happy to see them back. There is a different kind of expectation put on me, and I think that anything less than what they are expecting, which is already unrealistic, is going to lead to a lot of ridicule, which is what I get every day anyway.”

Amongst other things, Omega is currently recovering from multiple surgeries to ease neck and knee issues and a sports hernia, all of which he had been working through for an extended period prior to announcing his pro wrestling hiatus. In addition, the 38-year-old had been suffering from vertigo – even in the ring.

Continuing, Kenny spoke of unrealistic expectations when it comes to his recovery, claiming people have treated the situation as if he can just snap his fingers and come back:

“You can probably understand and imagine how difficult it is, struggling twice, three times a day, trying to get things to work that maybe never worked before, and trying to re-route things in your brain to get around the things that aren’t going heal. People think, ‘Kenny is hurt, he took time off,’ snap your fingers, I come back and I’m 100%. Life doesn’t work that way. Bodies don’t work that way. Athletes don’t work that way. It’s very difficult to formulate a plan and to execute it. We’ll see how I do.”

Omega’s use of the word “done” will automatically lead to assumptions that he is planning on retiring should he face another roadblock in his recovery. Alternatively, the former AEW World Champion’s words could be interpreted as him not wanting to go through another long, gruelling rehabilitation process, which is seemingly proving too much for him to take at the moment.

Later in the stream, Kenny spoke of a desire to do more storyline-heavy work as opposed to performances carried by extreme, hyper-athleticism in the future, citing his acclaimed ‘Hangman’ Adam Page feud as an example. “Done” could refer to deviating from the explosive in-ring style that has made Omega such a success in professional wrestling, but has almost certainly accelerated his physical decline.

Whatever the case, Omega’s rehabilitation continues. All the best to him.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders stole the headlines Wednesday after saying Philly players feel “unstoppable” and part of “an All-Star team” this year.

Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Brown, the Eagles’ biggest addition in the offseason, reacted to Sanders’ comments Saturday, pumping the breaks on the remarks.

“(Sanders is) excited about what this team could be. We all are,” Brown tweeted. “But we’re not an All-Star team. We definitely could be with years to come. We have (to) strap up our pads and prove it every year and that’s what we plan to do!”

Sanders also suggested Thursday that his quotes were taken out of context by some outlets.

The Eagles acquired Brown from the Tennessee Titans in April as part of a blockbuster trade, adding the star pass-catcher to a promising offensive unit featuring quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver DeVonta Smith, and tight end Dallas Goedert, among others. Philly also added to its defense, signing free-agent pass-rusher Haason Reddick and drafting defensive tackle Jordan Davis in the first round.

Philadelphia lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild card last season after finishing second in the NFC East with a 9-8 record. Philly’s offense ranked 12th in scoring in 2021, averaging 26.1 points per game.

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin believes he’s ready to meet the Washington Commanders‘ expectations after signing a lucrative contract extension with the club.

“Playing in the NFL is a blessing and something I will never take for granted,” McLaurin wrote in an open letter Thursday. “From the moment I stepped foot on the field as a seven-year-old to now, I continue to respect the game, play it the right way, and leave everything I have on the field. I love the grind and the process of getting better.”

He added: “From the day I was drafted, I’ve had the singular goal to win a Super Bowl with this franchise. This is on my mind every day when I walk into the building. While I am both humbled and ecstatic about this contract, it motivates me to work even harder.

“I understand and embrace the responsibility that comes with signing this extension. To whom much is given, much is required. There is no other place I would rather be or fan base I would want to represent.”

McLaurin also thanked the Commanders and his teammates.

“As with any life-altering achievement, nobody accomplishes it alone,” he noted.

Washington gave McLaurin – the team’s No. 1 offensive weapon – a three-year contract extension worth up to $71 million Tuesday. The 26-year-old’s new $23.3-million average annual salary ranks seventh among wide receivers, according to Spotrac.

A third-round pick in 2019, McLaurin entered 2022 with only one year left on his rookie contract. The Ohio State product skipped mandatory minicamp and OTAs amid stalled negotiations with the Commanders.

McLaurin has led his team in receiving in each of the last three seasons. He’s racked up 222 catches for 3,090 yards and 16 touchdowns since entering the NFL despite Washington’s struggles at quarterback.

Booker T believes Claudio Castagnoli “could have been made” had WWE just given him “a huge push”.

Catagnoli’s time as Cesaro did lead to several banner moments (WrestleMania 37’s win over Seth Rollins and his subsequent Universal Title shot vs. Roman Reigns being latter examples from his final year alone), but he was never viewed as anything more than a utility player behind the scenes.

Or, at least, that’s what Book thinks. The legend is probably spot on.

Former World Champ Booker told fans tuning into his ‘Hall Of Fame‘ podcast that “it really wouldn’t have mattered how we used him [after that] as long as we kept him at a certain tier”. He’s also slightly shocked that Castagnoli was able to show so much patience despite being consistently-overlooked for a solid decade.

Book isn’t certain he could’ve been so patient. Frustration would’ve taken over, and he might’ve left the promotion long before Claudio did. However, the legend is happy to see Castagnoli land in AEW and make a splash at both Forbidden Door and on Wednesday’s Blood & Guts episode of Dynamite.

On Cesaro’s WWE departure, Booker said: “He’s one that I wouldn’t have wanted to lose”.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is optimistic that the 2022 season will be special after the club acquired quarterback Russell Wilson.

“Every detail matters with (Wilson),” Jeudy said, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 News. “You learn a lot, just how hard he works and how focused he is when he’s on the field and on the board.”

Jeudy added: “I feel like we are going to be a very explosive team. I feel like we’ve got all the pieces we needed, so we’ve just gotta put it together, and I am excited that is going to happen.”

Wilson, a former Super Bowl champion, brings leadership and stability to the Broncos after spending 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle traded the nine-time Pro Bowl passer to the Broncos for a bevy of picks that included two first-round selections.

Meanwhile, Jeudy is looking to bounce back after experiencing a series of setbacks last season. The 2020 first-round selection missed seven games in his second year due to an ankle injury and time spent on the COVID-19 list. He tallied 38 receptions for 467 yards and zero touchdowns while averaging 12.3 yards per catch.

The Alabama product is hopeful that with Wilson under center, he can surpass his totals from a promising rookie season in 2020. He recorded 52 receptions for 856 yards and three touchdowns in his first year.

Jeudy also shared that he is healthy ahead of training camp after missing OTAs with a strained groin. The 23-year-old wideout is expected to be a key figure in a Broncos’ pass-catching group that features Courtland SuttonKJ Hamler, and Tim Patrick.

Denver is aiming to improve its 7-10 record from last season. The AFC West club hired Nathaniel Hackett as its head coach after parting ways with Vic Fangio. The former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator will attempt to elevate Denver’s 211.4 passing yards per game and 10.9 yards per reception averages from last year.

Amari Cooper is ready to take on the responsibilities of leading a young receiving corps entering his first season with the Cleveland Browns.

“That’s the position I’m in now,” Cooper said, according to team reporter Anthony Poisal. “These guys look at me like an old guy. They pay a lot of attention to detail, and they know the importance of coming in every day and knowing their stuff and trying to perfect everything they do.”

Cooper, 28, is the second-oldest member of the Browns’ wideout group, behind only Jakeem Grant Sr. (29). The four-time Pro Bowler was acquired in a trade with the Dallas Cowboys for a pair of late-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Donovan Peoples-Jones led the Browns with 597 receiving yards in 2021, while veteran Jarvis Landry led the team with 52 receptions despite missing multiple contests due to injury. Cooper has the opportunity this season to lead the Browns’ receivers on and off the field.

“A lot of leadership comes with experience and age,” Cooper said. “It becomes easier and easier over time because, from what I see now, leadership is just experience.”

The often quiet Cooper seems to have made a favorable impression on his new teammates. “He sets that standard; like we have to shut up and get our work done,” Anthony Schwartz said.

The veteran Cooper is now with his third team following stints with the Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. He’s expected to lead a group that features Peoples-Jones, Schwartz, and rookie David Bell.

The Browns will look to improve on a passing attack that ranked 27th in the NFL last season, averaging 195.3 yards per game.

Cooper has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in two of his past three seasons. He recorded 68 receptions for 865 yards and eight touchdowns last year.

Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing concluded Thursday with the NFL adamant about an indefinite suspension of at least one year and the quarterback’s legal team arguing there’s no basis for that punishment, two people with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press.

Both sides presented their arguments over three days before former U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson in Delaware, according to both people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the hearing isn’t public.

Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women and settled 20 of the civil lawsuits.

Robinson, who was jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players’ Association, will determine whether Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy and whether to impose discipline.

Post-hearing briefs are due the week of July 11 so it’s uncertain when Robinson will make a ruling. The Cleveland Browns are hoping to know Watson’s availability before training camp starts July 27.

If either the union or league appeals Robinson’s decision, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee “will issue a written decision that will constitute full, final and complete disposition of the dispute,” per terms of Article 46 in the collective bargaining agreement.

A person familiar with the case told the AP the league believes it presented evidence to warrant keeping Watson off the field this season. The person said the league’s investigation determined Watson committed multiple violations of the personal conduct policy and he would be required to undergo counseling before returning.

A person familiar with Watson’s defense told the AP they expect a suspension. Asked what would be acceptable, the person said: “our goal is to get him back on the field this year.”

Two separate Texas grand juries declined to indict Watson on criminal complaints stemming from the allegations.

Watson has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to clear his name.

This is the first hearing for Robinson, who was the first female Chief Judge for the District of Delaware. Previously, Goodell had the authority to impose discipline for violations of the personal conduct policy.

Bradley Beal isn’t leaving the Washington Wizards.

The Wizards re-signed the All-Star guard to a five-year, $251-million contract as free agency opened Thursday, his agent told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Beal declined his $36.4-million player option for the 2022-23 campaign before inking the new mega-deal with Washington.

The Florida product has spent his entire career in the nation’s capital.

Beal has averaged 22.1 points, 4.2 assists, 4.1 boards, and 1.1 steal over 10 seasons with the Wizards. He finished second in the NBA scoring race in 2020 and 2021.

Washington has been reshaping its roster around Beal this offseason. The club reportedly acquired guard Monte Morris and wing Will Barton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for sharpshooter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and guard Ish Smith.

The Wizards also added veteran guard Delon Wright on a two-year, $16-million contract, his agent told Wojnarowski.

IMPACT Wrestling standout Jordynne Grace will not be signing for All Elite Wrestling in the near future.

Fightful Select published a rumour killer on the subject on Thursday. This followed speculation on Grace potentially jumping ship stemming from word that AEW’s in-house music producer, Mikey Rukus, had made Jordynne an entrance theme.

The outlet reached out to Grace upon learning of the Rukus track a few weeks prior. Grace and Rukus working together predates AEW’s existence, apparently, as Mikey had created songs for her before Tony Khan’s promotion ever took flight.

Grace is currently under a multi-year deal with IMPACT stretching until at least the spring of 2023. This extension was signed in May 2021. The powerhouse is presently in her second reign as Knockouts Champion, having dethroned Tasha Steelz in the company’s first ever Queen of the Mountain match at Slammiversary 2022 (19 June). Chelsea Green, Deonna Purrazzo, and Mia Yim were also involved in that bout.

After making her name on the American independent scene, Grace signed an initial two-year deal with IMPACT in October 2018. She has been a continually pushed presence in the promotion for the duration of her run.

The Milwaukee Bucks are re-signing forward Bobby Portis to a four-year, $49-million contract, his agent told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Portis has played the last two seasons in Milwaukee, averaging 13.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest. The journeyman has provided the team with an offensive punch and deft shooting touch, making 42% of his 3-pointers with the Bucks.

The Arkansas product has started 120 games across seven seasons in the league after being drafted with the No. 22 pick in 2015.