Month: March 2018

Broncos appear unlikely to tender Bennie Fowler

The Broncos are not expected to tender restricted free agent Bennie Fowler III, which would allow the wide receiver to become a free agent next week, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News reports.
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The Broncos are expected to extend second-round tenders of $2.91 million to center Matt Paradis and outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett, per Klis, and they considered a low-level, $1.91 million tender for Fowler.

The Los Angeles Rams were able to do the same with Dominique Easley last year. However, it’s a rare occurrence that a first-round pick doesn’t accrue enough service time to avoid restricted free agency.

Bennett is gone, Cliff Avril may never again due to a neck injury sustained last season and Frank Clark is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract with Seattle. It presents the Seahawks with a clear need for defensive ends help this offseason.
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Now, NFL teams won’t have any athletic information for Fumagalli since he couldn’t participate in the Badgers’ pro day. His entire evaluation will be based on in-season performances and the interview process.

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So who made the offer The Bills, Jets, Browns, and Broncos would be the primary candidates. If the Dolphins are souring on Ryan Tannehill, perhaps they would have thrown a dart in that direction.

The Patriots, Steelers, Bengals, Ravens, Titans, Colts, Texans, Chargers, Chiefs, and Raiders presumably would have no interest in adding Foles, given their current quarterback situations.

Because the offer came earlier in the offseason, it’s also possible that the Jaguars dangled the second-round pick as part of the due diligence performed before signing Blake Bortles to a new three-year Matt Forte Jersey contract.

Rams, Dominique Easley consider continuing their relationship

The 2017 season of Rams defensive lineman Dominique Easley became derailed in August, when he suffered a torn ACL. Now a free agent, Easley could be sticking around.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams and Easley are negotiating a new contract.

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has been focusing his message on his work to combat opioid addiction and sex trafficking in the wealthy Twin Cities suburbs. Door-hangers for Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) in his district outside Philadelphia focus on his efforts to clean up contaminated drinking water and support the interests of children.

GOP strategists see a glimmer of hope in focus groups that have shown moderate women who are turned off by Trump don鈥檛 always connect the president to the party brand or their local representatives. They say no morals, he has no ethics, he is a narcissist, said one Republican consultant who has reviewed the data. But they are Matt Moore Womens Jersey adamant he is not a Republican.

Fuller had a strong 2017 season, stronger than the Bears expected when they chose not to exercise his fifth-year option last May. The fact that he had such a strong performance in a contract year could raise concerns that, once he achieves financial security, Fuller may be less motivated to perform the way he did in 2017.The 2018 franchise tag values are set

The NFL announced that the salary cap for the 2018 season will be $177.2 million for each team, which means there are no more projected salaries to attach to ers who get the franchise tag before Tuesday’s deadline.

Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is set to make $15.982 million under the terms of the tag, but he may be signing a new contract with a new team if the Dolphins’ attempt to trade him is successful. Landry has already signed his tender.
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Seahawks continue bargain shopping, add safety Maurice Alexander

The Vikings made Sullivan a sixth-round pick in 2008, and Minnesota cut him in 2016. He spent one season with Washington and last season with the Rams.

He started 15 games last season and has 109 starts in his career.Johnathan Hankins, Orlando Scandrick visiting Washington

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and cornerback Orlando Scandrick both got released on Saturday and that’s not the only thing they’ll be sharing this weekend.

The Raiders lost Denico Autry from their defensive line when he signed with the Colts.

Taking too much away from a quarterback’s pro day falls under the same sort of folly as getting overexcited about a quarterback’s 40 time. And yet, it’s hard not to be excited about what Sam Darnold did during his USC pro day ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. Certainly the Browns are excited, as most of the league apparently believes they are going to pull the trigger on Darnold at the top of the draft now.

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He’s primarily a blocker, and his physical style will help the Chargers in ways that might not be quite as flashy as other moves made.

Former Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines is close to signing with the Browns as a free agent today, a league source told Cleveland.com.

He’s in Cleveland and they’d like to wrap him up before he leaves the building. He also visited the Jets on Thursday and has visited the Cardinals. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo first reported the Browns’ visit on Thursday.49ers_170

Alex Collins gets exclusive rights free agent tender from Ravens

It’s usually a pretty easy call for teams to decide if they want to tender one of their exclusive rights free agents, but it’s rarely as easy as it was for the Ravens to make a decision about running back Alex Collins.
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Collins led the team in rushing during the 2017 season and his 4.6 yards per carry ranked ninth in the league among qualified ers, which makes it little surprise that Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports that they tendered him on Tuesday.

After the Patriots beat the Falcons 34-28, Michael was trying to get down to the field when the incident happened.
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According to the indictment, Michael was trying to shove his way on to the field when security personnel informed him that he would have to take another entrance.

Apparently, Michael didn’t listen to their request and he decided to push through security at the field entrance he wasn’t supposed to be using.

That earned him a new deal, and a spot in a secondary that is suddenly solid, with the addition of cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Marcus Williams last season.

New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon was arrested on Friday afternoon after attempting to enter Costa Rica Andrej Sekera Jersey with a notable amount of marijuana.

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In its continued effort to make the game of football safer, the NFL is considering some drastic rule changes. According to NFL VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent, that includes potentially eliminating kickoffs in the not-so-distant future.

Report: Patriots picking up Kenny Britt’s option

The Patriots brought wide receiver Kenny Britt to the team late last season and they apparently saw enough to keep him around for a longer look in 2018.
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Bryant still shows a lot of explosiveness in and out of cuts at age 29, Robinson insists, but the Cowboys ‘ scheme has concentrated primarily on routes that emphasize his strengths. In other words, Bryant’s skillset has grown rusty, necessitating workouts that will wake that muscle memory up, allowing him to sink his hips, sharpen the top of his routes and refine press-release techniques.

In my opinion, I definitely think that Dez can run the whole complete route tree, Robinson added. He just hasn’t been asked to do so. And I believe they also need to move him around a bit, too: outside, put him in the slot some because he’s a mismatch to a lot of defenders.

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Bryant is facing as much scrutiny as any wideout in 2018. While he deserves credit for going above and beyond to polish his skills, skepticism will hound him until he proves that a nine-year veteran can learn new tricks to extend the prime of his career.
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I just have to decide if I’m going to play when the time comes, Bell told ESPN.

Bell doesn’t have to sign the franchise tag now, but doing so would lock him into a one-year, $14.544 million contract. He played last season for $12.1 million, helping the Steelers to a 13-3 record with 321 carries for 1,291 yards and 85 receptions for 655 yards. There is no question Bell is one of the best running backs in the NFL, but teams have been less willing to invest big money and long-term contracts in the position in recent years.

He skipped training camp last season, and waited until just before the regular season began to sign the franchise tag offer. Bell could do the same this year.

We’re not coming to a number we both agree on 鈥?they are too low, or I guess they feel I’m too high, Bell added. I’m playing for strictly my value to the team. That’s what I’m asking. I don’t think I should settle for anything less than what I’m valued at.

O.J. discussed hypothetical murder accomplice in newly surfaced clip

O.J. Simpson talked hypothetically about having an accomplice in the murders of his ex-wife and her friend in an unseen interview set to air later this month, according to a report Friday.
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In the bizarre 2006 interview with publisher Judith Regan, Simpson speaks in the third person when chronicling the night of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s deaths, TMZ reported.

The former football star spent nearly nine years in prison for robbing sports memorabilia and was released last October.

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While it would be unusual for the lead voice of a network to be on the marquee of a rival, it could work if Fox would assume a portion of Tirico’s salary. Tirico would remain Michaels’ successor.

Mike is extremely happy at NBC, said Sandy Montag, Tirico’s agent. Will he miss calling NFL games? Absolutely, but he is very happy where he is.
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Price fully expects to be ready for training camp and the 2018 season. However, the second opinion he is seeking will help determine whether surgery is necessary, which would sideline Price for four months meaning his ability to participate in Ohio State’s pro day later this month and spring minicamps remains uncertain.

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Price is considered a potential first-round draft pick, and the medical reports will be critical toward his final grade by NFL teams. Despite being shut down from the remainder of the athletic testing and having finished Authentic Larry Csonka Jersey his team interviews this week, Price stuck around to meet with the media rather than leaving town in a cloud of uncertainty.

While Price was looking forward to standing out during the drills this week, he said it was just as important to show teams that he is a leader who can be put in charge of directing an offensive line.

The Bills hold an all-time series lead against the Jets.

The only potential trade partners for Buffalo now are Cleveland and the Giants. The Browns are expected to select a quarterback with the top overall choice while using their No. 4 selection to either bolster another position or trade back.

The Giants may go the quarterback route at No. 2. That means the Bills must decide whether it’s worth surrendering a bevy of picks to entice the Giants to bail out. New York still might be uninterested in doing so — even if it’s not picking a quarterback — because of Penn State standout Saquon Barkley’s appeal as a generational running back.

With the way the draft is already unfolding, it wouldn’t be a surprise if three quarterbacks are taken in the top five picks for the first time since 1999, when Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith were taken with the top three picks overall.

The Jets just have to hope that whomever they choose works out for them like McNabb in Philadelphia rather than the draft disasters that Couch and Smith became with Cleveland and Cincinnati, respectively.

And for that matter, better than the two wasted picks Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan already used on the position in previous drafts in Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

However, Sherman turns 30 years older later this month, and he’s coming off a torn Achilles tendon. So, the 49ers provided an incentive-laden $27.15 million contract to maximize Sherman’s overall worth while minimizing risk.

Jerick McKinnon and Weston Richburg’s additions didn’t receive nearly as much publicity even though their inclusions have a chance to be far more important toward any future 49ers success.

San Francisco stunned many when the franchise handed out, by far, the largest running back contract in free agency. McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million deal to become San Francisco’s starting running back. Shanahan envisions the collegiate quarterback as an ideal fit in his scheme with the skill set to excel in today’s game.

It’s been a slow, quiet free agency for the Los Angeles Chargers. Incumbent starting free safety Tre Boston remains a priority to re-sign, but that market has been moving at a different pace than any other position. What the Chargers smartly decided to do was allow offensive linemen Kenny Wiggins and Matt Slauson to leave and plan on replacing them with 2017 draft picks Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp.patriots_323

MLB spring training 2018: Reporting dates for all 30 teams

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There’s a reason that hope springs eternal, after all, and not winters eternal. Or something.

I want to be the starting center fielder for the Yankees, Hicks told MLB.com Friday. I feel like that’s a position that I can play every day and be successful and help this team win.
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Fortunately for the Yankees offense, they are in the American League and can use a designated hitter, but that only solves Mark Messier Womens Jersey part of the problem. The acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton gives New York an outfield with the 2017 National League MVP, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Hicks, and each views himself as an everyday player.

They will presumably use one of those players at the DH spot, but if catcher Gary Sanchez struggles defensively again and gets relegated to the outfield, it could affect the lineup.

The Yankees have some things to figure out in spring training this year.

They need to see if Miguel Andujar is their starting third baseman, if Gleyber Torres is going to hold down second, and above all else, they need to figure out their crowded outfield.

In any case, the shortening of spring training by two days this year means you’ll have a little less time to wait between pitchers and catchers reporting and opening day 2018.

So, here are the 2018 spring training reporting schedules and dates for all 30 MLB teams (some still to be announced), divided into Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues:

Lauscha is the president of both franchises. It was something I always knew I could do, Randle said Just take time to continue to learn the game, continue to grow and develop as a player. As a person. Something I knew I could do. I’m not surprised, but it feels good I guess.

Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies complete 1-year, $5 million deal

Despite Smith averaging just 8.3 points on 39 percent shooting overall and 36.2 percent from the 3 line, Lue stood by the 14-year veteran, telling reporters last month that Smith earned that faith, in part, because of his role in helping the Cavs capture the 2016 NBA championship.
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Smart, who was in obvious pain after the injury, downplayed concerns about the thumb after Sunday’s game.

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Smart’s injury comes on the same day the Celtics announced that rookie center Daniel Theis is likely to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left meniscus in the final moments of Sunday’s game.

The more encouraging news for injury-ravaged Boston is that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving’s left knee soreness is not considered anything more than tendinitis, and he will not need to miss significant time, league sources told Wojnarowski.

Irving is considered day-to-day but hinted that, with Boston all but entrenched as the No. 2 seed in the East, he’ll take extended time to combat the soreness he’s experienced recently.

I think you can write Tulo off right now, Gibbons told reporters. He’s not ready to play in game action. It wouldn’t be fair to him, either, because he’s going to need to build up and get some at-bats, really test that thing out. Make sure when he comes back, he’s really ready to go. I think you can eliminate that.
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The Blue Jays open the season March 29 against the Yankees.

When Tulo’s ready to go, that’s his job, Gibbons said. I’ve been watching him work out, swing the bat. It’s all been BP, of course, but I think he looks great right now. Now it’s just a matter of getting him running. That’s the only thing hampering him now. We’ll see how that develops.

Enter Colon, the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner who is in camp on a minor league contract. Colon no longer dominates with a mid-90s mph fastball, but he is deceptive with pinpoint control. He is making it difficult for the Rangers not to keep him.

The main issue some analysts seem to have with Jackson is that he’s black.

How could we have an awards ceremony without acknowledging a player like William Karlsson, who was an afterthought for two teams during the first three seasons of his career, never scoring more than nine goals, and now leads one of the best teams in the NHL with 35 goals, a league-leading plus-39 plus/minus rating and an otherworldly shooting percentage (24 percent)?
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This is also a way to recognize a player like Brayden Point, the second-line center for the Tampa Bay Lightning who has become so valuable that GM Steve Yzerman won’t even entertain his name in trade talks. Or maybe it’s a way to honor second-year stud Patrik Laine, who is having a star moment in a small market with the Winnipeg Jets, or Taylor Hall, who needed a change of scenery to fully blossom to his potential with the New Jersey Devils.

G Quenton Nelson, No. 5, Denver Broncos. Nelson had one heck of a combine. If you didn’t know who he was going into it, you certainly did coming out of it. But this pick seems a tad surprising, considering the Broncos’ nightmare Womens Zane Beadles Jersey quarterback situation last season. But McShay provides some insight there.

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Darnold’s throwing motion is kind of weird. The hype surrounding him is really the same as it is for any other top-level quarterback prospect in any year, so it’s hard to pin down the overrated part. But bad face? That’s just mean, and won’t keep someone from being a good quarterback.
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Former NFL executive Bill Polian has doubled down on this, but repeating it doesn’t make it true. I’ll let our own Seth Galina explain why this misperception is so persistent this draft season.

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