Browse Month: March 2018

Marvin Lewis hopes Tyler Eifert sticks around

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Geoff Hobson of the Bengals website reports that the team has not yet cleared him to return due to the back injury that required Eifert to have surgery. That hasn’t made coach Marvin Lewis wary of bringing Eifert back for another season, however.

A hamstring tweak shouldn’t change Nelson’s outlook for April as he’ll have a chance to run at Notre Dame’s Pro Day and hours of tape to show how good he can be on the field.

Giants team president John Mara hesitated, breathed and took several seconds Sunday afternoon to answer the question: Could he foresee a scenario in which Odell Beckham Jr. wouldn’t be on the Giants this coming season

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Those odds translate to roughly a 33 percent chance of Barkley going first overall, 23 percent for Darnold, 17 percent for Allen, 14 percent for Mayfield, 10 percent for Rosen and 3 percent for any otherer.

Robinson appeared in just six games for the Giants last season as he was placed on injured reserve in November with an injured quadriceps. He recorded 83 tackles with seven passes defended in 16 games with New York in 2016 after signing with the team in free agency. He spent the first three years of his career with the Washington Redskins.

Dolphins releasing Lawrence Timmons

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The Dolphins made one of the day’s biggest waves by releasing Ndamukong Suh.

This one was far more of the #asexpected variety.

PFT has confirmed that the Dolphins have released linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

Frankly, this one seemed apparent from the time he went AWOL last year and was suspended a game, but having signed him to a two-year deal, they apparently felt compelled to keep ing him. The former Steelers regular ended up starting 14 games for the Dolphins.
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As for the option of Green or Washington, give me Green. Washington is an elite athlete, but in two years, hasn’t shown the patience or vision required to be effective at the position. Plus, Green offers more on special teams.

I wouldn’t rule it out, but I don’t believe it’s necessary. Luke Willson essentially replaces Darren Fells and Michael Roberts will obviously聽have a bigger role in his second season. The Lions still need a third piece to the rotation, but with so many other passing options on the roster, getting a one-to-one replacement for Eric Ebron isn’t critical.

It’s a telling development on the back end of the Scouting Combine, suggesting that only the Jets are offering market value to Cousins, and that the gap between the Jets and contenders like the Vikings and Broncos is big enough to make Cousins serious about accepting the New York offer.

This meshes with the point made here on Monday regarding whether the three supposed finalists not named the Jets (Vikings, Broncos, Cardinals) are truly interested in Cousins at a financial level that he’d deem acceptable.

With eight days until free agency launches, now isn’t the time to throw the door open for more suitors. It’s the time to focus on a handful of finalists. Unless those finalists aren’t coming up with final Russell Wilson Jersey offers that Cousins likes.

The move down three spots came with a pair of second-round picks this year, and a second-round pick next year.

We feel like at six, we’ll still be able to acquire a premium er, Ballard explained. Plus, being able to pick up the two twos this year and the two next year, that gives us four picks this year in the top 50 of the draft, and then three picks next year, one in the first, two in the second.

Enunwa, a sixth-round pick of the Jets in 2014, caught 58 passes for 857 yards and four touchdowns last season. Considering the free agent receiver market, Enunwa still could generate interest from other teams with another team perhaps willing to give up a second-round choice if the Jets decline to match.

The Jets also announced they have tendered safety Rontez Miles, offensive lineman Brent Qvale and tight end Neal Sterling. Miles and Qvale received the right-of-first-refusal, and Sterling, a former seventh-round pick, got his original round tender.

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And Mayfield did just that.

The Heisman Trophy winner completed 62 of 70 passes with one drop and seven uncatchable passes, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Not that he needed it but helped himself. Good velocity, moves around well, can flick it deep. Made $$, Brandt wrote on Twitter.

Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Broncos General Manager John Elway were among the NFL personnel on hand for OU’s Pro Day. Browns G.M. John Dorsey was not present because the workout coincided with the first (official) day of free agency.

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K.J. Wright on Seahawks upheaval this offseason: This has hurt pretty bad

Wright is still optimistic that the group they cobble together for the future will be able to find out a new way to deliver the standard of they’ve performed to for many years.
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This is the NFL. A lot of guys are real talented, Wright said. I believe we have people who will step up for us.
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Rubin, the owner of online retailer Fanatics, is the whale of the group seeking to buy the team from Richardson, who announced he was selling the team amid allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct from former employees.

Diddy and Curry each expressed their desire to be a part of an effort to buy the team in the wake of Richardson’s announcement. Curry grew up in Charlotte and is a big Panthers fan. He took part in the pregame ceremonies to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif. as the Panthers prepared to the Denver Broncos.

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Since Snead entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Ball State in 2014, the original round tender placed on him grants the Saints the right to first refusal only and no potential draft pick compensation. Teams interested in Snead can sign him to an offer sheet with the Saints getting a chance to match any contract.

Snead has appeared in 41 games in three seasons with New Orleans. He was a highly productive er in his first two years, compiling a total of 141 catches for 1,879 yards and seven touchdowns. However, the emergence of rookie Alvin Kamara in the Edrice Adebayo Womens Jersey passing game and the addition of Ted Ginn through free agency limited Snead’s role. He only caught eight passes for 92 yards last season.

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Browns’ trade bonanza setting stage for statement draft

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The team made three marquee trades, landing wide receiver Jarvis Landry from the Dolphins, quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Bills and cornerback Damarious Randall from the Packers for a handful of draft picks and DeShone Kizer. Two mid-round picks went to Miami for the Pro Bowl receiver and a third-round pick went to Buffalo for Taylor, while Kizer, the Browns’ second-round pick at quarterback last year, was shipped to Green Bay.

Miami’s passing attack in 2017 gave Landry a bizarre stat line: 112 receptions to lead the league and break his own franchise record, but an average of 8.8 yards per catch to rank 110th. He had a career-high nine touchdowns but finished 13 yards shy of 1,000.

Landry typically plays slot receiver, and the Browns have been disappointed with the production of former first-round draft pick Corey Coleman, who has been injured the past two seasons

Matthews, 25, played with new Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford when both were in Philadelphia.

The Eagles made Matthews a second-round pick in 2014. They traded him to the Bills in exchange for Ronald Darby last year.

Matthews caught only 25 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown in 10 games before going on injured reserve.

He underwent three Maury Wills Jersey surgeries last year. He had thumb surgery in early October. In December, Matthews went back underneath the knife for surgeries on his left knee and right ankle.

As for his success, the 10 Pro Bowls in 11 seasons and all the snaps, Thomas credited a basic mantra: Be on time, pay attention and work hard.

His plan is to move back to Wisconsin, where both his and Annie’s families live. But he wants to remain connected to the Browns and Cleveland. Thomas saved his last and most passionate thanks for Browns fans.

The Green Bay Packers may see another defensive contributor leave in free agency this week.

General manager Brian Gutekunst decided not to submit a tender to restricted free agent inside linebacker Joe Thomas last week, allowing Thomas to become an unrestricted free agent.

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Now, Thomas has his first free agent visit lined up, as he is reportedly meeting with the Dallas Cowboys.

He texted back no problem, and the two made their way to the luxurious hotel in the heart of Paris’ Golden Triangle, home to upscale boutiques and restaurants.

The women had to show identification to be let up to Beckham’s room, but Cuenca still thought it was because he was royalty. The athlete greeted them in a black T-shirt and basketball shorts.

Soon, the threesome cozied up on Beckham’s plush bed next to a pepperoni pizza he had previously ordered. Then, Cuenca said, she began filming the scene with her phone. In the Mark Pysyk Jersey video, which Cuenca later posted to Snapchat, her pal can be seen holding what appears to be a plastic card in front of a small pile of white powder.

Last season in Oakland, Patterson played in all 16 games with two starts and caught 31 passes for 309 yards, had 13 rushing attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns and returned 19 kicks for 538 yards.

But his passion later in life was the Saints. He kept an office at the training facility and was frequently seen there and at training camp in a golf cart watching practices.

Benson drew chuckles with his Benson Boogie and with his malaprops. When Jim Mora quit as coach halfway through the 1996 season, Benson sent out applications used by his dealerships to coaches around the league. They asked, among other things, if the applicant was willing to work on weekends and was willing to travel.

Still, many fans respected Benson because he was the first Saints owner to field a winning squad. New Orleans joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1967, but failed to finish above .500 in any of its first 20 seasons.

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[Trump defenders’ efforts to cast Mueller as tainted are gaining urgency]

White House officials said they did not believe Trump had explicitly ordered Sessions to fire McCabe in recent days. But he arguably did not have to: The FBI’s former No. 2 official had long drawn Trump’s ire, and the president has publicly called for his dismissal. Trump has been furious at Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe. White House officials said the embattled attorney general is perpetually trying to prove his worth to Trump and had to have known that firing McCabe would please the boss.

Once the 2018 regular season begins, Burfict earns a bonus of $140,625 every time he’s on the 46-man roster, protecting the Bengals from suspension and injury. That adds up to $2.25 million for the season. It is the maximum allowed amount by the collective-bargaining agreement.

According to the salary-tracking site www.spotrac.com, Burfict now stands to lose $896,470 in game checks, $223,529 in signing bonus money and another $562,500 in roster bonus money (a total of about $1.68 million) if he is indeed suspended for the four games.

Should he miss all four games, the linebacker will have lost over $4.06 million in game checks, adding in his 2016 and 2017 three-game suspensions for on-field discipline.

But when he signed his three-year, $35.5 million contract extension last September, the Bengals took very little risk. His $3.3 million signing bonus was guaranteed but paid out within 20 days of inking the deal.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Burfict will argue he was on prescribed medications following a concussion suffered on Dec. 4 and an injured shoulder suffered on Dec. 24.

Suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs are rarely overturned.

In 2014, the NFL changed the appeal process for PED violations to go to an independent arbitrator instead of assumed liability that whatever you put in your body is your responsibility. Players can hope for more of a fair shot in the appeal process.

Winning an appeal is still a rarity. The only cases of a player winning a PED appeal came in 2012 when Richard Sherman had his four-game suspension withdrawn after the collector of the sample compromised it from reported spilling.patriots_323

Warriors coach Steve Kerr urges youth to keep fighting for gun safety, awareness

Steve Kerr believes the voices of America’s youth are finally being heard enough to create real change when it comes to gun violence.
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Kerr told students at a Bay Area high school that safety in schools should be their No. 1 issue, urged them to vote and consider what they might be able to do to make gun safety and awareness a priority.
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Kawhi Leonard also sees a big rise as he could return to the Spurs lineup as early as Saturday. As we all know, Leonard has the talent to be a top-10 fantasy player, but the injury bug has bit him hard all season, which makes him a Myles White Jersey riskier option going forward until he proves otherwise. We bump him up to No. 93 this week.

Other notable risers include Ricky Rubio (10), Dwight Howard (52), Jusuf Nurkic (58), Lonzo Ball (69) and Larry Nance Jr. (70). All five of these guys put up terrific numbers during the past week to warrant a higher ranking.

Rubio put up 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in a winning effort against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday and is playing much better on the offensive end. Howard saw his minutes increase and managed to score 30 points in two different games last week. He also has 10 blocks in his last three games. Nurkic doesn’t play heavy minutes, but he is productive when on the court and has averaged 15.2 PPG, 10.6 RPG and 1.1 BPG during the past 10 games.

Spring training is a time for practicing the little things. On Saturday in Nationals camp, that meant rehearsing walk-off home runs.

Fun was the key word.

I guess it can’t hurt, said shortstop Trea Turner, who did a version of the Sammy Sosa double hop leaving the box. Why not practice, right?

Martinez didn’t mind a little showboating.
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He didn’t intend to discipline batters who flipped fictional bats or pimped their shots — a policy that will carry over into the season.

To me, everybody does it, Martinez said of bat flips. So, I mean, you’ve got to pick your battles.

Martinez never hit more that 12 homers in a season during his 16 major league seasons and didn’t elect to reprise his home run routine.

His instruction to players wasn’t specifically to envision, and pre-enact, a walk-off home run.

Martinez simply told them to practice a walk-off win.

NFL free agent rumors: Dolphins to release DT Ndamukong Suh

The Dolphins are expected to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as early as Monday, according to ESPN.com.
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Suh, 31, still has more than $53 million remaining on the six-year contract he signed before the 2015 season and would be a $26.1 million cap hit in 2018. The pass-rushing Authentic Xavien Howard Jersey defensive tackle has failed to live up to expectations since arriving in Miami.

Zach Brown, who had an injury-riddled end to his 2017 season, is a priority re-sign with his status as the team’s most active defender and leading tackler. But that value could also price him out of Washington. Behind him in the 3-4, the Redskins just extended Mason Foster, and they still have Martrell Spaight and Zach Vigil under contract for one more year. Will Compton is a free agent.

The Titans’ Avery Williamson, Brown’s former teammate, is the best prize here, but he probably will cost more than Brown. The Jets’ Demario Davis and the Colts’ Jon Bostic need to be in play due to their scheme experience. On the older side, the Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson and former Bear Jerrell Freeman are possible short-term solutions.

Jones and Graham together snap after snap would cause a matchup nightmare for defenses. It wouldn’t hurt that Graham would be back doing damage in the NFC South, this time twice against the Saints.

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When Graham was traded to the Seahawks from the Saints in 2015, it was more about business than hard feelings, as he netted both center Max Unger and a first-round draft pick. The timing lines up with a potential welcome reunion for both sides.

The Texans and new general manager Brian Gaine have a tricky offseason ahead of them. It starts with NFL free agency, for which the team has some money available to spend. Only five teams have more salary cap room than the Texans ($67 million plus, per OverTheCap.com).

How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams before the July 16 deadline.
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The franchise tag is essentially a one-year contract that guarantees a predetermined salary for players. The salary amount is set by the averaging the top five salaries by position for the previous league year, or if it’s higher, 120 percent of a player’s salary the previous season. So players like quarterbacks and defensive ends will have a much higher tag salary than positions like kicker or punter.

Fortunately for most players, they’re Latrell Sprewell Youth jersey often able to secure a new contract with their team and the franchise tag doesn’t have to come into play 锟斤拷 at least until the next offseason.

Thanks to a trade with the Houston Texans during the 2017 NFL draft, the Browns are also set up with two top-five picks after Houston finished the season 4-12 with a Week 17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. That locked up the No. 4 pick for the Browns, just behind the Giants (No. 2) and the Colts (No. 3).

The first 20 picks were decided in Week 17, but the final 12 weren’t be determined until the playoffs were through. The four teams eliminated in the Wild Card round own picks 21-24, and so on until the Super Bowl loser, the New England Patriots, pick No. 31 and the Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles that get the No. 32 pick.
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There were three ties for spots in the draft order, but only the 49ers and Raiders went to a coin flip to decide. The 49ers won and will pick No. 9 while the Raiders get the 10th pick. The ties between Washington and Green Bay, and Dallas and Detroit were decided by a tiebreaker of records against common opponents in the NFC.

Now that compensatory picks have been handed out, the NFL has released the entire draft for all seven rounds.

VM: Yeah. Shaquem Griffin, I mean, he’s the biggest story, I think. And Saquon Barkley. He was crazy, crazy at the combine. And, I mean, Bradley Chubb saying he wants to be a mix of [Raiders defensive end] Khalil Mack and Von Miller put together. Like, damn, Khalil and Von Miller? I’d like to see it, but just being Khalil is tough enough.

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