Arizona Cardinals Mike Iupati 76 gets ready to

first_imgArizona Cardinals’ Mike Iupati (76) gets ready to put a block on Josh Mauro, left, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It was 15 starts for Iupati in 2016, but he started only one game in 2017 before requiring surgery on his right elbow that ended his season.Related LinksSam Bradford must be a bridge to the Cardinals’ futureReport: Giants free agent OL Justin Pugh weighing Cardinals offerArizona Cardinals sign former Bengals OT Andre SmithIupati was the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Idaho by the San Francisco 49ers. In San Francisco during his rookie year, he played under new Cardinals offensive line coach Ray Brown, then an assistant offensive line coach.Iupati played for five seasons in San Francisco, making three Pro Bowls and earning First Team All-Pro in 2012.Iupati’s contract restructuring follows the news of the Cardinals planning to sign quarterback Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal. That deal for Bradford has $15 million guaranteed and a team option for a second year at the same base salary, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Along the line, the Cardinals reportedly will sign former Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith. They also put former New York Giants lineman Justin Pugh through a physical on Wednesday that checked out, according to Jurecki.When healthy — Pugh ended 2017 with a back injury placing him on IR — the 27-year-old has been one of the better, most versatile linemen in the league. He played 128 snaps at left guard and 308 at right tackle last year. 18 Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals will retain a significant name on the offensive line, as guard Mike Iupati will return to the team despite its ongoing cost-cutting measures, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki reported Wednesday.Iupati agreed to take a pay cut, dropping his base salary from $7.75 to $5 million guaranteed. His contract is voidable next season, Jurecki confirmed.The 30-year-old Iupati signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Cardinals in 2015. He started in 13 games for Arizona that season, making the Pro Bowl for the fourth time and being named a Second Team All-Pro. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Pugh would potentially slide in at right guard with Iupati returning and Smith and D.J. Humphries playing tackle.Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what will happen with Cardinals tackle Jared Veldheer, who remains under contract but could be the odd man out with the new additions. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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2019-08-11

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Issa Questions IRS On Health Law Insurance Subsidies

first_imgHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has raised questions about the implementation of a key part of the health law — the tax treatment of subsidies for low-income people to purchase health insurance. The Hill: Issa Probes Talks Between White House IRS On Health Care LawRep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questioned Wednesday whether the White House pushed the IRS to implement President Obama’s health care law in a way Issa believes is illegal. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, believes the IRS is illegally implementing one of the law’s crucial features — subsidies to help low-income people buy insurance (Baker, 8/22).Politico Pro: Oversight Questions IRS On Exchange RuleHouse Republicans demanded Wednesday that the IRS justify its decision to provide tax credits through federal exchanges, arguing that the law doesn’t authorize the agency to offer them. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (Calif.), joined by several GOP colleagues on the committee, sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman urging him to explain why he intends to offer tax credits through federal exchanges. The letter claims that the Affordable Care Act “does not contain any language that contradicts or overrides the explicit language limiting premium-assistance tax credits to exchanges established by states” and says the committee “is conducting oversight on this IRS rule and whether IRS overstepped its legal authority in issuing it” (Cheney, 8/22).Reuters: House Committee Seeks IRS Documents On Health Care LawThe Republican chairman of a House of Representatives investigatory panel sought documents on Wednesday from the Internal Revenue Service in a battle with the White House over the Democrats’ controversial health care law. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa demanded all documents and communications between the IRS and President Barack Obama’s White House after the health care overhaul law was signed into law in March 2010, in a letter released on Wednesday (Temple-West, 8/22). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Issa Questions IRS On Health Law Insurance Subsidieslast_img read more

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2019-07-22

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