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Bashaud Breeland scheduled to visit Colts, Cardinals

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland ‘s second go at the free-agent market has begun.
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Breeland is scheduled Wednesday to visit the Indianapolis Colts, followed by a Thursday visit with the Arizona Cardinals, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky first reported the news.

Well, Atlanta ensured the absence of Gabriel wouldn’t be missed for too long after taking Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley.

Ridley (6’1, 189 lbs) has enough speed (4.43) to be a downfield threat. He is a polished route runner and had the hands and catch radius needed to dominate on 50-50 balls. Even in a run-oriented offense, Ridley produced.

Though he wasn’t the first receiver off the board, Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller ranked聽Ridley first at the position. There’s a good chance he’ll be Jones’ running mate next season. Sanu will have two years remaining on his current contract after this season, but only $2.8 million of that is guaranteed.

Statistically, Ridley is going to be a No. 3 receiver, but he’s going to make it difficult for opposing defenses to find favorable matchups against three-receiver sets. Teams will have to pick their poison against the Falcons.
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If convicted, Anderson faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail or 90 days of probation, according to the state attorney.

Anderson appeared in all 16 games with the Jets last season, making 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.

We have to weigh out realistic expectations for Wynn without knowing what role he’s going to play. If the Patriots like what they see from him at tackle, he’ll likely be protecting Tom Brady’s blind side in 2018. That would be huge. If they don’t, however, he could be competing for a spot at guard or relegated to a depth role.
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The Carolina Panthers have a three-time Pro Bowler and a former NFL Most Valuable Player in quarterback Cam T.J. Yeldon Womens Jersey Newton. Yet their passing game鈥攚hich averaged 192.3 yards per game, 28th in the NFL鈥攍eft a lot to be desired last season.

So maybe everything is going to be hunky-dory in Pittsburgh after all.

Mason Rudolph, the Steelers’ third-round pick last month — and the apparent heir apparent to one Ben Roethlisberger — met with reporters at the team’s rookie minicamp Friday. He offered a much different perspective on the quarterbacks’ relationship than might be expected in the wake of Big Ben’s recent commentary, which partially questioned why the front office would select Rudolph.

I think the media got it kind of twisted around a little bit, Rudolph said. He’s a Hall of Fame quarterback. He’s a competitive guy. That’s what I would expect. He’s a longtime starter.

I’m sure when we get in this building, in this room, we’re going to be friends, and I’m going to let him do his thing and pick up what I can from him but not bother him.

The Steelers community and sports world at large has been sending get-well wishes via social media to Shazier ever since he suffered his injury making a tackle in Monday night’s game against the Bengals. Steelers coaches and players told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review they’re more concerned about Shazier’s ability to lead a normal life than his football career.

“I’m not worried about him playing for us again,” Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said. “I’m more worried about him. … The thing that we’re hopeful for and prayerful for is he comes back and is going to be OK. The football stuff is secondary. His life is a lot more important than being a football player.”

Fellow Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats told the Tribune-Review, “After seeing him on the field like that, I just want to see him walking. That was scary to see happen.”

As the team started its final set of draft meetings, head coach John Harbaugh affirmed to GM Ozzie Newsome, assistant GM Eric DeCosta and the scouting side that his staff indeed had a plan that would work for both incumbent Joe Flacco and, should they be in position to take him April 26, Jackson.

And that was necessary—at some point, the scouts were going to need to have the coach basically say,We can win with him.

Harbaugh was willing to say it, which was the result of a plan he worked on with offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg, senior offensive assistant Greg Roman and quarterbacks coach James Urban.

Quinn had an incredibly productive final season in college, with an NCAA-leading 114 receptions for 1,236 yards and 13 touchdowns.broncos_051_3015b50e640cfe9f-180x180

Marijuana is a banned substance in the NFL,聽although聽testing only occurs during offseason activities or training camp.

He saw Duane Brown Authentic Jersey nothing wrong with popping the pills for pain like I had never experienced in my life. They were prescribed by doctors, and after all, NFL players are constantly taking something for the myriad of physical problems that are associated with the country’s most violent sport.
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Authentic Kids Tyrod Taylor Jersey He quickly聽developed a dependence to the drugs that became a growing problem for his growing family. His wife, Aubrey, encourage him to try medical marijuana as an alternative, but James — whose father had a history of drug-related offenses — balked at the idea.

To the surprise of the entire football cognoscenti, however, the draft came and went without an early-round replacement for traded wunderkind Jimmy Garoppolo. At this time a year ago, it was easy to believe the Patriots would remain a Super Bowl contender even if Brady went down with a major injury. The same can’t be said with Hoyer holding the clipboard.

Last year, I wouldn’t have made that play, Jones said. My body is more built to take that kind of impact when I hit the ground.

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The standout moment – one of many Jones enjoyed over 15 practices – summed up why the redshirt freshman was one of the stars of Rutgers’ spring. After redshirting last season and undergoing a physical transformation, the Bronx native thrust himself into the mix in a receivers room long on young promise, but short on proven production.

Bo Melton聽looked like the No. 1 receiver this spring while Hunter Hayek, Mohamed Jabbie and Everett Wormley all saw time last year, but Jones should be able to move up the depth chart this summer if his spring surge carries over.

Saints sign four undrafted rookies, waive four to make room

Coby Fleener wasn’t the only player the Saints axed Monday. New Orleans also cut four young players.
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The Saints waived tight end Alex Ellis, linebacker Shayne Skov, guard Nate Theaker and offensive tackle John Theus.

During Bauer’s younger, more strong-willed and socially awkward phase with the Diamondbacks, catcher Miguel Montero chastised him for shaking off signs and tuning out advice from the veterans. But he has gradually developed a rapport with Indians catchers Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez.

It took me a while to understand what he was trying to do and get on the same page, Perez said. Man, he’s in another world at times. But I’m just glad I got to know him as a pitcher and what he likes to do to a hitter and what his game plan is. It’s been fun.
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For Bauer, compromise will never be confused with conventionality. When the Cleveland pitchers head to the bullpen en masse to watch each other’s side sessions, Bauer is the only one carrying a shoulder tube. His teammates have learned to respect his idiosyncrasies, but he still elicits blank stares when he dives too deeply into the metrics.

The case was dismissed in January 1997, because the alleged victim did not feel she can face the pressures or stress of a trial, and Patricia professed his innocence in a press conference earlier Thursday.

The New England Patriots were not aware of the matter which recently came to light, Belichick said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. For 14 years in our organization, Matt conducted himself with great integrity and is known to be an outstanding coach, person and family man. We have always been confident in Matt’s character and recommended him highly to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions.

Kluber’s stoicism is offset by the easygoing manner of Carlos Carrasco, who is eminently approachable Anaheim Ducks Jersey and exudes the same sense of joy whether reflecting on a complete-game shutout or passing his U.S. citizenship test.
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Raiders sign sixth-round pick Azeem Victor

The Raiders have a member of their 2018 draft class under contract.
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The team announced that linebacker Azeem Victor has agreed to a four-year deal. Victor was selected in the sixth round of the draft with the 216th overall selection.

This balanced out the 49ers having Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young back to back. Three years later, Giovanni Carmazzi wasn鈥檛 the answer either. While Alex Smith helped right the Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jersey ship, it has shot back up with Colin Kaepernick.

We keep seeing The Boz being run over by Bo Jackson as his NFL highlight. His buzzcut and acting abilities may have been better than his value to them as an NFL defender who was worn down too early by his college steroid and drug use.
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Stewart went undrafted out of Baylor last year and signed with the Broncos. He spent the preseason in Denver and then moved on to the Bills practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster. He moved on to the Redskins practice squad in December and was released by Washington in April.

The Giants signed former Dolphin Michael Thomas to go with Landon Collins and Darian Thompson at safety and added several cornerbacks in free agency, but did not draft any defensive backs last week.
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There were some awful picks made in St. Louis during the 鈥?0s, but this was the driest in Arizona. Taken between Ryan Leaf and Charles Woodson, Wadsworth鈥檚 three short years in Arizona started with a holdout and ended with knee woes.

Sometimes the Falcons鈥?affinity for Auburn players burns them big time. There were 15 Pro Bowlers and two Hall of Famers (Michael Irvin, Randall McDaniel) taken in the same first round as Bruce, who had just 16 sacks in four seasons with Atlanta.

Dan Morgan To Join Bills’ Front Office

Dan Morgan looks set to follow other high-ranking former Panthers staffers east. Mike Garafolo of reports (on Twitter) the Seahawks’ director of pro personnel will join the Bills as a high-ranking member of Brandon Beane‘s front office.

Rlley Ferguson, QB, Memphis. Ferguson at 6-4, 215 pounds has prototypical, Brady-like size with the natural accuracy and efficiency from the pocket the Patriots demand. He’s a little thin and needs to improve his footwork, mechanics and delivery, but those are coachable aspects of his game. Although other positions would provide the Patriots more short-term help, all eyes will be on who New England tabs as Brady’s new successor.

From The Ringer’s Danny Kelly: “This feels like a big reach: Hurst is a high-floor guy who seems likely to develop into a dependable pass-catching option in the Ravens offense, but he isn’t special in any one area, lacks top-tier athleticism, and will be a 25-year-old rookie. Baltimore had too many other needs to invest in a tight end at this spot.”

Hurst to Baltimore isn’t a bad pick by itself because the Ravens needed a tight end, and this selection gives them that. But even though they traded down twice, it still feels like the Ravens reached on this one.

The guy can block, he can catch and he can do both of them at an elite level, which make him to me in my mind a 100 percent complete tight end –something you don’t see nowadays anymore, Gonzalez said during a Thursday interview that will appear on NFL Up to the Minute on NFL Network.

What could have been: The Browns and coach Mike Pettine could have re-signed hometown hero Brian Hoyer — who had a 7-6 record as a starter in 2014 — instead of signing Josh McCown and hanging on to second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Does it matter? Hoyer started nine games for the Texans before throwing four interceptions in a wild-card loss to the Chiefs before moving on to Chicago. The Browns went 3-13 behind McCown, Manziel and Austin Davis. Pettine was fired and Manziel was released after the season.

In December, Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery.tigers_047-115x115

Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates

What they’re really trying to do is trap him into perjury, and we’re…
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Lopez made Monmouth Park his summer home in 2009 and won the Meadowlands’ jockey title that same year.

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In 2015, Lopez compiled 75 wins from 302 starts at Monmouth, including eight stakes. And in 2016, Lopez won 105 of his 325 mounts, including 10 stakes races, en route to joining Joe Bravo as the only rider in the track’s history to win five or more season titles.

It will all be cleared up tomorrow, Ed O’Donnell said Wednesday night. Robby did not do one thing wrong.

That charge came from a Jan. 19 arrest in Sunrise, Fla. Anderson originally faced much more serious felony charges, but those were dropped last month. He was left with a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.

Anderson, who turns 25 next week, allegedly was doing 105 mph in a 45-mph zone and ran two red lights. After coming to a stop, he allegedly told the arresting officer he would find the officer’s wife and f鈥搆 her, adding some disgusting language. The charges of harm to a public servant, eluding police and resisting arrest were dropped because of insufficient evidence.

Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson will visit with the Raiders on Thursday, a source tells Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). The Chiefs announced in February that they will not re-sign Johnson, though they have a standing offer to him to join the coaching staff if he does not play in 2018.
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NFL teams are uncomfortable when a football player pursues off-the-field interests, maybe none more so than hip-hop.

Even if Thomas’ musical talents are more virtuoso than just another athlete trying to be a rapper, the lifestyle is viewed as a distraction. It causes decision-makers to question whether a player wants to be a rapper or a football player.
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He cooperated with the compliance office to remain eligible without profiting off his likeness. He used Major Nine as his rap name, a nickname that started as Nine-Nine in high school because of his jersey number but evolved in college. He used his Twitter account solely to promote his music and couldn’t post his songs on streaming sites for profit. He says he was prohibited from tweeting about Miami or posting pictures wearing Miami attire on that account.

They were trying to take away my love, football. You can’t take that away from me. If somebody takes football away from me right now, Imma find my way back around it. Imma be coaching, doing something.

Losing Avery Williamson in free agency to the Jets puts new Titans head coach Mike Vrabel a bit behind the eightball when it comes to the kinds of linebackers Tennessee has preferred over the last few years. Williamson is a heady player in space with the ability to blitz from multiple gaps, and he would often pair with outside linebacker Brian Orakpo to create some of the most effective A-gap blitz packages in the NFL.

Based on his college tape, Leighton Vander Esch would be a perfect replacement and may be able to do even more than Williamson over time. An outstanding pass defender who seems to instinctively understand the routes he’s facing, Vander Esch would give the Titans a ton of help in short to intermediate coverage. He’s also a quick blitzer who sees and analyzes gaps quickly, and while he may have a bit of work to do as a run-stopper, he’s got the skill set that defines the modern inside linebacker.

The Falcons have a need for a strong, run-stopping defensive tackle to pair with Grady Jarrett and his penetrative skills, and head coach Dan Quinn is one of the league’s more creative coaches when it comes to assembling lines. So, don’t automatically assume that, just because they’re replacing Dontari Poe, they’re going to go with a 340-pound nose tackle. Quinn recently said, per the team’s official side, that Authentic D.J. Augustin Jersey he’s intrigued by the depth of this tackle class.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose tripling rent for some low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday will propose聽tripling the amount the poorest households are expected to pay for rent as well as encourage those receiving housing subsidies to work, according to the administration’s legislative proposal obtained by The Washington Post.
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The move to overhaul how low-income rental subsidies are calculated would affect more than 4.5 million families relying on federal housing assistance.聽The proposed legislation would require congressional Corey Knebel Womens Jersey approval.

Carson plans to lay out the administration’s plans in a press call about an hour before a Wednesday afternoon House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on rent restructuring.

At the time, NFL TV ratings were dropping, fans were threatening to boycott and sponsors were becoming disgruntled with the league as more than 200 players knelt during the anthem as a peaceful protest. 聽

Game Brandon Bolden Jersey The problem we have is, we have a president (Trump) who will use (kneeling) as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America, said聽New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is a personal friend of Trump’s. Kraft donated $1 million to the Trump campaign through his LLC. Kraft referred to the kneeling as the elephant in the room and called Trump’s public comments divisive and horrible.聽

Former San Francisco 49ers聽quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started聽kneeling in 2016 as a protest against racial injustice and police brutality, was also a key聽topic at the meeting.聽Eric Reid, Kaepernick’s former teammate and the first player to kneel alongside him, attended the meeting wearing a Kaepernick T-shirt. He expressed concern聽that the QB was being blackballed.聽

I feel like he was hung out to dry, Reid said. Everyone in here is talking about how much they support us. … Nobody stepped up and said we support Colin’s right to do this. We all let him become Public Enemy No. 1 in this country, and he still doesn’t have a job.

Horse named after Rob Gronkowski will not run in Kentucky Derby

The horse named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not run in the Kentucky Derby.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds ownership group announced Monday that Gronkowski the horse developed a fever over the weekend and is unable to make the journey to Churchill Downs.

Gronkowski, who is part-owner of the horse, tweeted about his namesake.

“There are just different things that are more important to me at this stage of my life.”

Australian basketball fans now have the opportunity to see Bogut wear a Kings uniform in the NBL, achieving the dream he once had as a child. And because of Bogut and the players who followed him, Australian children can now dare to dream of playing in the NBA.

After lasting just two innings against the Boston Red Sox on April 18, Ohtani showed no signs of the problem in Tuesday’s start against the Houston Astros, when he allowed four runs on six hits and five walks in 5⅓ innings.

In those last two starts, Ohtani has an 8.59 ERA after allowing seven runs on 10 hits and seven walks with just seven strikeouts. That’s quite a contrast to his first two starts against the Oakland Athletics, in which he allowed just three runs in 13 innings (2.08 ERA) with just two walks and 18 strikeouts.

His next scheduled pitching start hasn’t been determined, but likely would come Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

Pujols’ home run was his 58th against the Astros, the most all-time by any player against the franchise. It was also his 31st career homer at Minute Maid Park, the most ever by a visiting player at the stadium.

Pujols played a decade against the Astros as an NL Central division rival when he was with the Cardinals — hitting a memorable, monster home run against Houston in the playoffs — before moving to the Angels and the AL West in 2011. Two years later, the Astros shifted to the AL West and again saw him more frequently.