Monthly Archives: March 2018

NFL should require teams to record all Scouting Combine interviews

At the Scouting Combine, more than 300 prospects find themselves facing questions from 32 prospective employers. And no matter how many times the NFL expresses disapproval of questions posed by specific teams to specificers, stories still emerge regarding inappropriate questions.
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As mentioned earlier in the evening, LSU running back Derrius Guice said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Zane Beadles Youth jersey that a team asked Guice if he likes men. But that wasn’t all of it.

His agent hasn’t said that to Gettleman or Kevin Abrams, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch told USA TODAY Sports. Abrams is the team’s assistant general manager.

Beckham’s agent, Zeke Sandhu, could not be reached for comment.

The first offensive tackle comes off the board at pick No. 17, and he’s an excellent fit and value for the Los Angeles Chargers. An aggressive 2017 draft and the signing of Mike Pouncey has the line in good shape for this year, but the future needs addressing, and Williams can be that left tackle of the present and long-term plan.

He did struggle at times this past season and missed half the year with a knee injury, but he’s a fluid athlete with all the tools to be a left tackle. He’s also reworked his body and mechanics over the last two years, which should immediately benefit him.
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Earlier today my agent informed me that I will no longer be an Oakland Raider, Condo wrote. Words can’t express the gratitude I have for the Davis family. They believed in me for 12 years and it was an honor to represent the Raider shield on and off the field. I will always value the meaning of ‘commitment to excellence’ and ingrain these characteristics in my children.

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Lions add former Pats safety Steve Gregory to staff

New Lions coach Matt Patricia continues to add to his staff, and he continues to reach into his past.

The Lions announced they had hired Steve Gregory as a defensive assistant.

Authentic Kids Daimion Stafford Jersey I don’t think where you’re starting the season or what game you’re pitching (matters), Gray said after lowering his ERA to 1.98 with a one-run, five-inning outing in which he allowed three hits, struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone. I have extremely high expectations for myself. Whenever I go out there and throw, I expect to be great.

The Yankees would settle for very good. That’s what they were hoping to get last July when they gave up three elite prospects to get Gray, a 2015 AL All-Star who has a 125-123 record and 3.93 ERA over five big-league seasons.

Cameron Fleming Elite Jersey Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a hearing with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week about the league’s demand that Jones reimburse more than $2 million in legal fees incurred during the Ezekiel Elliott suspension litigation.

The league cited an obligation for teams to repay the league if they offer substantial assistance to a third party engaged in litgation with the league while the Cowboys argued that they were Alonzo Mourning Jersey merely observers in the Elliott matter. The demand came at Goodell’s discretion and any ruling on Jones’ appeal was also for Goodell to decide.

The league issued a statement closing the matter on Wednesday: After a hearing with the Commissioner and the Finance Committee, the matter of the reimbursement of legal fees has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.

Titans cut Sylvester Williams one year into free-agent deal

As it turns out, Johnathan Hankins wasn’t the only AFC South defensive tackle who signed a multi-year free-agent deal in 2017 to be let go after only one season.

The Titans released defensive tackle Sylvester Williams on Saturday, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.

The move comes at a time when the Titans are pursuing free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was cut by the Dolphins before his 2018 base salary of $16.985 million became fully guaranteed.

Pass to Arcobello neutral zone.He ended 18-for-27 passing for 191 yards and one touchdown and was sacked three times.His save percentage was 15 points better than that of partner Nikolai Khabibulin, and he ranked 12th save percentage among goalies with more than 100 played over that span: And yet Dubnyk was underappreciated.Zuttah was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

From the Browns’ perspective, that makes it clear that new G.M. John Dorsey does not think as highly of McCarron as Jackson did. Jackson was viewed as the driving force behind the attempted trade for McCarron last season, when Sashi Brown was the G.M. Now that Dorsey is running the Browns’ personnel department, they no longer view McCarron as favorably.

From the Bills’ perspective, it’s a move that makes a lot of sense: McCarron is going to cost about $9 million less against their salary cap this year than Taylor would have. And they’ve now added the 65th pick in the draft, which they might package as part of an attempt to move up in the draft and get the top quarterback on their board.

You can say, ‘Oh, he is not a starter’ or, ‘he is a starter.’ It doesn’t really make a difference.Hardaway scored 23 fourth-quarter points, making 8 of 11 shots, including three 3-pointers.Carr, who’s attempting to take the next step his progression must cycle through his options to break through a slump.

This is a big week for the Green Bay Packers – and of course, quarterback Favre.With one on and out the ninth, shortstop Alexi Amarista hit a two-run homer, averting a shutout and tying the game.Several current Indians and manager Terry Francona, who piloted the Red Sox for part of Posada’s career, watched from the visiting dugout.I think maybe he only got this card because the colts played against Peyton Manning….49ers_011

Seahawks make Jeremy Lane move official

The Seahawks made the move with Jeremy Lane official, cutting the cornerback, via the league’s official transactions.
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The Chiefs gave Anthony Hitchens a five-year contract worth $45 million. At an average annual value of $9 million, Hitchens’ new deal ranks in the top 10 at his position, per Spotrac. That’s a steep sum for a linebacker who might be effective as a run-stuffer but is mostly limited to a two-down role. Hitchens typically came off the field in passing situations for the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 and played just 52.2 percent of the defensive snaps.

He needs to dominate as a run defender to live up to his contract, and Hitchens hasn’t logged 100-plus tackles in a season over four years in the NFL.

Buffalo traded Taylor to Cleveland for Teppo Numminen Authentic Jersey a third-round draft pick, and that means they now have two picks in each of the first three rounds of the draft. They acquired the Chiefs’ first-round pick in last year’s Patrick Mahomes trade, the Rams’ second-round pick in last year’s Sammy Watkins trade, and the Eagles’ third-round pick in last year’s Ronald Darby trade. They previously traded away their own third-round pick for Kelvin Benjamin.

With all those picks, the Bills may package some together to make a run at one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft: USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. All four of those quarterbacks may be off the board before the Bills’ first pick, No. 21 overall, but they could package picks together to move up and get a quarterback.
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The Bills could also stay put and draft a quarterback like Louisville’s Lamar Jackson or Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.
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Nathan Peterman started one game for the Bills as a rookie last year, but he ed so badly that it’s hard to imagine he could enter 2018 as Buffalo’s starter. Instead, the Bills are likely eyeing a draft move to acquire their starter of the future, and of the present.

Rae Carruth promises to leave disabled son alone

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Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth is reneging on his pledge to have a relationship with his 18-year-old son, who was born with cerebral palsy, saying it’s in everyone’s best interest.
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With his latest comments, Carruth is just trying to do the right thing here with the Adams family and not disrupt anyone’s lives, a Carruth family spokesperson, who holds the ex-NFL player’s power of attorney, told the newspaper.

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Saundra Adams was awarded nearly $5.8 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit in 2003, but she said she’s received hardly any money from that judgment since the four men convicted in the plot have been imprisoned or unemployed since that time.

According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the session lasted for an hour. The hearing happened in Palm Beach because Goodell and multiple owners will be engaged in meetings in preparation for the NFL’s annual meetings, which start on March 25 in Orlando.

On Monday, NFL Media reported that the appeal included an affidavit and wire transfers from one of Ezekiel Elliott s lawyers aimed at proving Jones didn’t pay for any of Elliott’s legal fees. Cowboys general counsel Jason Cohen also filed a declaration (an unsworn affidavit) with testimony that supported Elliott’s effort to block his six-game suspension pending a final court ruling on whether the suspension should be overturned; via NFL Media, Elliott’s legal team downplayed the testimony as not vital to the litigation.

But that’s not the standard. Under Resolution FC-6, the obligation to reimburse the NFL and/or other clubs for legal fees arises when a team provides substantial assistance to a third party in litigation against the league. As noted by Bell, the league believes that Jones Omri Casspi Jersey and the Cowboys crossed the line from observer to helper. And it’s for Goodell, the person Jones essentially wanted to oust from his job, to decide whether whatever the Cowboys did constituted substantial assistance.

Guard D.J. Fluker agrees to terms with Seahawks, source says

The Seattle Seahawks added to their offensive line Tuesday by agreeing to terms with former first-round pick D.J. Fluker, a source tells ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
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Fluker became a free agent last offseason after the Chargers declined the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. After beginning his career at tackle, Fluker shifted inside to guard in 2015. He appeared in 59 games — all starts — in his four seasons with the Chargers.

However, this unit comes with a lot of question marks. How will Enunwa fair after coming back from injury? Will Robby Anderson be able to stay out of trouble and will he be suspended for his past discretions? Can Hansen and Stewart actually capitalize on their potential?

In all likelihood Enunwa will probably be fine, Anderson will probably serve a two game suspension at most, and it seems like at least one of the two former rookies will develop into a decent/good piece.

But, with the Jets essentially guaranteed to pick a rookie quarterback in the upcoming draft, why take any chances? Allen Hurns and Terrelle Pryor are both on the market and either one would be great for a rookie quarterback’s development. They are both big bodied and can help save the Jets from the endzone struggles they suffered last season. They both have experience working with inexperienced quarterbacks, Hurns with Blake Bortles and Pryor with Cody Kessler.

The current pitching landscape also makes things way more complicated in formats with an innings or games started cap.

There’s less margin of error, since you can’t look to overcome one bad choice by compensating for it with a high volume of better choices.

Jones then helped add two more for the Blue Jackets, giving him four goals — three of them game-winners — and three assists in his last three games. He set up Wennberg’s tip-in goal at 7:51 and scored his own at 14:03, his 14th this season. Jones’ 48 points are three short of the franchise record for a blueliner, set in 2013-14 by James Wisniewski.

I can do a USA tour, whether it’s Portland, Seattle, Chicago or wherever, and I’m not getting these crowds, Thompson said. But I’m taking a five-city tour in China and there’s thousands of people waiting to see me, and I can’t believe it. The hunger from these people just to see one of their favorite basketball players is so cool. Knowing I’m 7,000 miles away from home and I can just shake their hand or give them a smile and they freak out, it’s unbelievable.

The Bills have the picks to get their quarterback in the draft. With the first and fourth overall picks, the Browns still control the board, but Buffalo now has the 12th pick and the 22nd, the only other team with two picks in the opening frame, more than enough trade capital to move up higher into the first round for a quarterback.

Dealing Glenn also means there’s one less team looking for a left tackle on the free agent market. That’s either good news for the handful of squads still looking for veteran blind side help, and potentially bad news for players like Nate Solder or Chris Hubbard.

But after spending two years in that 3-4 under Pettine and replacement Ray Horton, the Browns moved to a 4-3 under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams last season.

Shelton is never going to rack up big stats, but he was an effective piece in a Browns run defense that quietly finished fourth against the run in DVOA in 2017.

Splitting out individual pieces of a run defense is nearly impossible, but during Shelton’s career in Cleveland, the Browns were far stouter with him on the field.

Cleveland allowed 3.9 yards per carry and 20.6 percent of rushes to turn into a first down or a touchdown with Shelton on the field.

With the former 12th overall pick off the field, the Browns allowed 4.7 yards per rush and a conversion 26.2 percent of the time.
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Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart among Celtics ruled out

The Boston Celtics officially ruled out five players, including guards Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart, for Wednesday’s visit from the Washington Wizards.
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Jakub Voracek Authentic Jersey [A rash of injury] sucks but it’s part of the NBA. It happens, said Rozier. A lot of teams are going through that. Collectively, as a group, we’ve just got to do what we can to pick up guys, and it’s not going to be easy but part of the NBA, this is what it’s about, opportunity.

Added Morris: It’s the NBA. Lot of injuries, lot of wear and tear on guys’ bodies. It’s why you’ve got [17] players on the roster.
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New York closed within four in the fourth quarter as Trey Burke led a rally, but Smith made a 3-pointer and Barnes followed with four straight points to put it away.

Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith started after sitting out against Houston while continuing his recovery from left quadriceps tendinitis.

Knicks: Enes Kanter (back spasms) and Lance Thomas (sprained right thumb) were back in the starting lineup. … The Knicks signed F Troy Williams for the rest of the season after the expiration of his second 10-day contract. Williams averaged 8.1 points in eight games after signing the initial contract on Feb. 21.

Ball has averaged 2.0 steals and 3.0 3-pointers during the past five games to go with his scoring, rebounding Authentic Kendall Lamm Jersey and distributing. That’s a great sign. Nance continues to flourish in the Cavs’ starting lineup, averaging 16.2 PPG and 11.4 RPG during the past five games.

As for some names who are new to the list this week, it starts in Minnesota with Nemanja Bjelica (106). Bjelica has filled in beautifully in the absence of Jimmy Butler, stepping into the starting lineup and showing what he can do. He has averaged 38.6 MPG during the past five games and had 30 points and 12 rebounds two games ago against Boston, the top defense in the NBA.

Orlando’s Jonathon Simmons (132) and Atlanta’s Dewayne Dedmon (137) are two others to vault into the rankings this week.

I’m not here because I’m the Warriors coach. Actually I am, because I wouldn’t have been invited. I’m here because I’m a citizen of this country and we’re a democracy and when people say stick to sports, stick to coaching, that means nothing, Kerr said Monday at Newark Memorial High School. I feel like it’s my responsibility to speak on something that’s very important to me.

The Colts are beginning the Frank Reich era with a ton of money available to spend in NFL free agency.

According to OverTheCap.com, the team is more than $73 million under the salary cap for 2018, the third most room in the league.
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The Colts should not go nuts throwing around cash. They instead should look for the sweet spot of quantity and quality from the open market. Before they go to work addressing their many needs with their current seven draft picks for April, Reich and general manager Chris Ballard could use several veteran complementary parts.

There are plenty of good fits to improve the interior. The Titans’ Josh Kline, the Jaguars’ Patrick Omameh and the Chiefs’ Zach Fulton top the ideal, reasonable free-agent list. Should the Jets not go QB, RB or defense with No. 6 overall, Notre Dame guard Quinton Nelson would be a can’t-miss pick as an exceptional pulling athlete. A little later, Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn and Arkansas’ Frank Ragnow have appeal because of their pro-position versatility. Auburn’s Braden Smith (guard) and Alabama’s Bradley Bozeman (center) are more position-specific targets.

Finding tackle solutions will be harder, but the Jets can start by considering the Patriots’ Cameron Fleming for left tackle. Between Wynn, Pittsburgh’s Brian O’Neill, Western Michigan’s Chukwuma Okorafor and UCLA’s Kolton Miller, there are intriguing prospects in the draft beyond the early first round.
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The Lions’ Tahir Whitehead also would be a strong get at a higher price. On the cheaper side, the Bills’ Preston Brown needs to be considered. The Eagles’ Nigel Bradham is Authentic Milan Lucic Jersey an excellent cover man and has swung well from inside to outside, so a Reich reunion can’t be ruled out. Older versatile options are the Jaguars’ Paul Posluzny and the Raiders’ NaVorro Bowman.

Like they do with offensive line, the Colts need to come away with a significant addition here from a strong position pool in line with their system.

The Giants are ready to spend in free agency in order to upgrade their offensive line, and they will need to put a stud workhorse behind that improved run blocking. Barkley will be a heavy favorite for 2018 offensive rookie of the year no matter where he goes.

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NFL Combine results: Winners and losers from the QBs on the bench press, 40-yard dash, and other workouts

Quarterbacks are always put under the biggest of microscopes at the NFL Combine. It’s how it’s always been, and how it will always be.
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Game Carl Yastrzemski Jersey This year, there are five quarterbacks who are being looked at more than others. Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Josh Rosen, and Baker Mayfield. It’s hard to tell where these guys will land in the NFL, but this week at the combine will undoubtedly have an affect in shaping out the April draft.

The deal has forced Bowman to make some tough decisions, like parting with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin (the skilled winger was due for a decent contract extension that would hardly fit under Chicago’s cap). It will force Bowman to get crafty yet again this offseason, cutting ties with popular players in order to circumvent a costly mistake. In signing Seabrook, the Blackhawks paid for past performance and not future projection. But hey, at least they won three Cups.

Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: The hallmark of any bloated, regrettable contract is how hard a team is going to work to make it disappear. So, with that established: Bobby Ryan has a quagmire of a deal with the Ottawa Senators.

Indianapolis has plenty of cap space to work with and should be able to negotiate long-term deals with the impending free agents the team hopes to keep. Among the top priorities for the Colts are cornerback Rashaan Melvin and offensive tackle Jack Mewhort, but it would be surprising if either got the franchise tag.

Hurst will have to get a medical re-check after a heart condition kept him from working out at the combine. But at Michigan, it certainly didn’t look to be a problem. Hurst is a gap-shooting dynamo up front and would Josh Hill Womens Jersey give Atlanta another player who can create pressure up front.

This is a pick that just makes too much sense to change. Goedert would be an Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate in New Orleans’ dynamic offense.

Vander Esch probably locked up a spot in the first round at the combine with excellent numbers in most of his workouts. With Ryan Shazier officially out for next season, Vander Esch can be used in many of the same ways.

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