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Antique rugs, even old rugs, are becoming increasingly rare and so, if their condition is good, are ever more valuable. Heirlooms definitely should be looked after, but holiday souvenir rugs, too, can be rescued if accidents happen. And if the disaster is bad enough – a lovely rug can still be reincarnated as beautiful cushions.

Jun 04

The Jaguars signed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year contract.

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Even in an offense seemingly being built around the run, Martin, who is now 29 years old, is unlikely to return to fantasy stardom. He’ll be a pedestrian handcuff option, at best, in 2018.

The quarterbacks will certainly be selected well before where they have been slotted, because there are always two Joe Young Jersey draft boards — the quarterback board and the board for everybody else.
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Tampa Bay’s 2014 second-round pick showed flashes of his play-making ability during 18 games with the team, but struggles with alcoholism and weight allowed him only 45 catches in three seasons prior to being waived in 2016. The Jets scooped him up, and Seferian-Jenkins spent the next offseason getting his life under control, losing 25 pounds during the process. After serving a two-game suspension last year, Seferian-Jenkins posted a career year with 50 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns.

Tight ends haven’t been particularly fantasy relevant during the Blake Bortles era in Jacksonville, but a lack of receiving talent at the position has been the primary culprit. From 2015-16, Julius Thomas caught 76 balls and scored nine touchdowns during 21 games with the team. Jacksonville operates a run-first offense and is one of the league’s shakiest teams at quarterback. Plus, Seferian-Jenkins will need to fend off Marcedes Lewis for snaps. The 25-year-old is best viewed as a back-end TE2.Ranking the top 100 NFL draft prospects

In that light — and after watching a pile of game video to go with hours of interviews with coaches and scouts — here is one man’s top 100 for the 2018 NFL draft. It isn’t a mock draft, just the top 100 players ranked regardless of position.

Jun 01

Goff shook off a shaky rookie season to become one of the NFL’s breakout stars in 2017.

He threw 28 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions while leading the NFL in yards per completion (12.9) and finishing with a passer rating of 100.5. The Rams finished the season as the top-ranked offense.
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2018 NFL projections: FPI’s 1-32 ranking, odds for Super Bowl More Hank Gargiulo Close Data management analyst at ESPN Graduate of Sacred Heart University Follow on Twitter Seth Walder Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are back on top… of ESPN’s Football Power Index.

Despite losing the Super Adam Jones Jersey Bowl to the Nick Foles-led Eagles and despite an offseason filled with questions about stability at the top of the organization, the Patriots remain the best team in the NFL and the favorite to win Super Bowl LIII, according to our FPI projections with 100 days to go until the regular season. But this isn’t a repeat of last season, when we considered the Patriots the runaway top team in the NFL to the point that they had a coin-flip chance to reach the Super Bowl.

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(Laughs) I feel like Pennsylvanians know. I’m from Pittsburgh, I went to Northwestern, graduated from Northwestern. I feel like if you’re from Pennsylvania you might be a little more familiar but the rest of the world, they’re like ‘Slippery Rock? What is that?

For the part of the journey that included my mother, my sister and me, he was a dyer of fur pelts. He would come home each night with dark, stained fingers that he would soak in vanilla to ease the smell of the dye. I am sure that the frequency of the heart attacks that finally killed him had something to do with the fumes he inhaled all those years.

When he died, I was left with the kind of memories that made me forever rich.

May 31

Geragos did not comment on the survey when contacted by the Daily News, but said it’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

It’s also not clear if the findings of the study were distributed to NFL teams, but the thoughts of fans were cited by several owners as a reason for the policy change. A statement from Steelers owner Art Rooney said that the vast majority of our fans… do not want to come to a game to see a political protest.
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With AJ McCarron now in Buffalo, there’s no real competition behind him. Barkley has eight career touchdown passes to 18 interceptions, and neither Driskel nor聽Woodside has attempted a pass in the NFL. It’s hard to get excited about anything the Bengals have going on at quarterback.聽

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Stephanie Jojokian, director of the Redskins cheerleaders, spoke with the Times and denied how the cheerleaders described the trip. She said the night at the club was not mandatory and the cheerleaders weren’t chosen by sponsors. Two cheerleaders did say that Jojokian didn’t force the cheerleaders to do anything they didn’t want to do.

The team provided Authentic Ondrej Pavelec Jersey a statement to the Times as well that said:

The Redskins’ cheerleader program is one of the NFL’s premier teams in participation, professionalism, and community service. Each Redskin cheerleader is contractually protected to ensure a safe and constructive environment. The work our cheerleaders do in our community, visiting our troops abroad, and supporting our team on the field is something the Redskins organization and our fans take great pride in.

May 29

Super Bowl champion Eagles to visit White House on June 5, report says

The Eagles received an invitation last month to visit the White House after winning Super Bowl 52, and it appears the team has accepted the offer.

According to 6ABC, the Eagles will celebrate their Super Bowl victory at the White House on June 5.

One reason Boston’s guards had issues making plays in traffic: There was a lot of traffic. Boston played big for much of Game 3, with either Aron Baynes, Greg Monroe, or Guerschon Yabusele alongside Horford (Yabusele somewhat inexplicably so). Horford and Baynes logged 12 minutes together in Game 3, their highest figure in the series. Boston is minus-3 in 28 minutes those two have shared the floor against Cleveland, and minus-24 in 150 such minutes over the postseason, per NBA.com. Kevin Love, guarding those centers, did a nice job contesting shots at the rim.

Boston has been much better with Horford at center. Brad Stevens doesn’t have a ton of options. With Shane Larkin injured, Boston is down to five trust-him-every-game perimeter-ish players around Horford: Rozier, Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Morris. Even Mike D’Antoni (probably) wouldn’t play just a six-man rotation. The centers have to play some. (This depth issue may work toward Stevens starting Baynes despite all those numbers.

In addition, the Steelers get the Patriots at home in a rematch of last year’s controversial finish at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh also faces the AFC West and NFC South. Le’veon Bell’s contract status might become a more urgent talking point once the dates on the Steelers’ tough schedule draw closer.

Toughest tests: You know the drill by now. There will be a lot on the line in the Steelers’ home game against the Patriots, and Pittsburgh has lost the last five meetings to New England since 2013. Last year’s controversial finish aside, this has been the toughest test for most of the decade. A trip to New Orleans will be a battle of Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees, and a trip to the Black Hole to face Jon Gruden and the Raiders could rekindle that classic rivalry.
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May 25

Tom Brady not attending Patriots’ OTAs

The next phase of the Patriots’ Organized Team Activities begin today, and Tom Brady is not present.
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Brady, who has been working out on his own all offseason, remains away as on-field football activities begin at OTAs today, according to multiple reports.

Ariza, the only player in Houston’s locker room with a championship ring (with the 2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers), has asked to guard Kevin Durant this series. That’s kind of like trying to put the cap back on a soda bottle once it has been shaken up. Durant is going to score no matter who is on him. But what Ariza and the Rockets were able to do Tuesday was limit the damage he inflicted Womens Reto Berra Jersey by forcing the former MVP into isolation plays and contesting his shots. Durant had 27 points on just 9-for-24 shooting, and needed eight free throws to get that many.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he believes Ray is reacting the right way, motivated by the possibility of getting a bigger contract next year.

I’ve been really proud of Shane and how he’s responded, Joseph told the Denver Post. He is really motivated. He understands it’s business. And he’s ready for a challenge. He wants to be a great player and, in my opinion, before he got hurt last year [early in training camp] he was on his way to having a great year. I am not surprised that he is motivated and engaged. The ball is in his court. He can earn a lot more than what the option offered him if he goes out there and does what we think he can do.
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If the Broncos had picked up Ray’s option, he would have had a salary of $9.232 million guaranteed against injury only in 2019. Now Ray will hope he can stay healthy and earn even more when he hits free agency.

Anderson is due back in court in July and could still face league discipline should the league find he violated the Personal Conduct Policy.

Rather than beat his guys over the head with warnings that they aren’t out of the woods yet, no matter how dominant they looked on Saturday, Lue used the film study to show his players the exact type of effort he wants to see again as the series moves on.

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May 23

Jerry Jones on anthem discussions at league meetings: We’ve got a lot of things that we’re trying to balance

Nearly two years after Colin Kaepernick first sat, then knelt, in protest during the national anthem prior to games, the NFL is still trying to devise a solution to put the matter in the rear-view mirror.
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One thing that Womens Tim Heed Jersey is certainly from my standpoint is I’m trying to figure out the very best way for when somebody thinks ‘NFL,’ they think about who is starting at quarterback and who is going to come out hot in the third quarter, Jones said. We’ve got to make sure that whatever we decide here, it’s oriented toward getting their minds on what’s going on on the football field.

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That may be news to some of the people on the inside. Saints coach Sean Payton, a member of the Competition Committee, said recently on PFT Live that the three-point stance won’t be going away in our lifetime. But as coaches like Payton adjust to the interpretation that finally was unveiled on Tuesday, they’ll realize that the three-point stance has become an invitation to violate the new helmet rule.
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He’s got to get his head up, NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron said Tuesday regarding offensive linemen.

The only way to keep his head up is to never put it down. The three-point stance comes from the ability to fire out and slam into the opponent. With linemen in such close quarters, it will be impossible for an offensive lineman to blast forward into a defensive lineman without potentially hitting the opponent with a helmet that necessarily is low.

May 21

Brady’s next goal: 1,000 career rushing yards

We already know that Tom Brady will be returning in 2018 for his 19th NFL season, which he’ll play at age 41. Until late Friday night, however, we didn’t know exactly why Brady was coming back for more.
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In an Instagram video seemingly taken somewhere along the California coast, we can see Brady working on his running skills.

Ragnow should indeed be a Day 1 starter for the Lions. He’ll help improve Detroit’s rushing attack, and he’ll help protect quarterback Matthew Stafford from the interior pass rush. He’ll make the Lions offense better in both phases, which is what you’d want to see from a first-round pick.

The Cincinnati Bengals also added a first-round center, scooping up Ohio State product Billy Price with the 21st overall selection. They deserve a lot of credit for using the first round to help rebuild their offensive line, as Cincinnati traded its original first-round pick, 12th overall, to the Bills for starting left tackle Cordy Glenn.

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Born in Guinea and raised in Liberia, Vakaba couldn’t be blamed for not understanding the intricacies of a sport with which he had no familiarity. He couldn’t tell you a first down from a false start, to be honest. Besides, his son seemed to be doing just fine as a basketball player.

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By that time, Boston led 61-35 — the biggest halftime playoff deficit in James’ career.

May 19

Kurt Warner clarifies what he meant when he said he wanted to play again in 2018

Yes, Kurt Warner said this week that he had a conversation about playing in the NFL again.

I was actually ready to, for this coming season, I actually talked to a coach and my wife said, ‘Go for it, I think it would be great,’ Warner said Monday during an appearance in the St. Louis Cardinals’ broadcast booth. So I actually talked to a coach about possibly doing it if they needed someone, but then they went out and signed somebody. I don’t think they thought I was serious. So I think we’re completely done now.

Turns out, at least according to Warner, this was more a case of him thinking out loud than making firm plans to come out of retirement eight years after playing in his last NFL game.

While he amassed staggering numbers — Witten’s 1,152 catches rank fourth in NFL history — that will surely send him to the Hall of Fame, Dallas only won two playoff games during his career and never even reached the NFC title game.

So how to put his sterling career in context?

That same weekend Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman, a third-round pick, suffered the same injury as Fowler. His contract remained unchanged.

By playing hardball in negotiations with an injured player, a team — and its rich owner — risks public outcry and potential future distrust and retribution from agents and draft picks.

One year ago, first-round pick Jabrill Peppers, an East Orange native, sat out the first day of Browns minicamp because he did not have a contract.

It led to immediate conjecture that Peppers might be avoiding drug testing because players without signed contracts or rookie participation agreements are not subject to random screenings.

Peppers signed his participation agreement to be on the field for Day 2 of minicamp, but his contract wasn’t finalized until late July, with the threat of a holdout.

Peppers was the first draft pick without a contract to not sign the rookie participation agreement in time for minicamp since Shawne Merriman refused to do so in 2005, according to Pro Football Talk. colts_086

May 18

Who Will Be Patriots’ Odd Man Out In Crowded Running Back Stable?

The New England Patriots’ running back stable is more crowded than a Cape Cod supermarket on July 3.
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The Patriots already rostered Rex Burkhead, James White, Mike Gillislee and Jeremy Hill prior to the 2018 NFL Draft. Then they selected Sony Michel in the first round and reportedly picked up Ralph Webb as an undrafted free agent.

You better be. There’s always room for improvement with our club or with our process, trying to be as efficient as we can, trying to tighten up game plans, all those type of things, making sure our staff, our guys are all in a great frame of mind, Boone said before Wednesday’s game. Yeah, absolutely. That’s the urgency in the day I talk about all the time. We want to make sure we’re buttoned up and prepared as well as we can be each and everyday. And personally I feel like there’s a long way to go in that regard.

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That original online story was a sneak peek at a profile published hours later of Amanda Blackhorse, one of the Native American petitioners who sought to strip the team of its federal trademark registrations on the basis that Redskins disparages Native Americans.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board canceled the team’s registrations in 2014 and a district court judge upheld the ruling in 2015. But the Supreme Court ruled in a separate case almost a year ago that David Ortiz Womens Jersey the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.

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This year the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the decisions that had canceled the team’s registrations, an inevitable outcome once the Supreme Court had tossed the disparagement clause. The appeals court ruling ended a case with roots going back more than 25 years, but it left standing the earlier decisions that the name disparages.
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May 16

Todd Bowles can’t say if Teddy Bridgewater will do everything at OTAs

Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan described quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as healthy this week, but there are different levels of health and it seems that Bridgewater isn’t at the top end of that spectrum.
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In the absence of players being able to benefit beyond a scholarship, expect third parties such as agents to fill the influence void.

Rather than wait for the NBA and National Basketball Players Association to agree upon policy to protect the NCAA, the NCAA could just protect itself and allow its players to return to college.

If this is really about the player, why put up a stop sign for those who wish to continue as students? This is good policy, but it should not be limited to the team the player left.

If a team or coach does not want the player back, he should be able to play immediately at another school. Anything short of signing a pro contract should allow the player to maintain his eligibility to play anywhere in college, not just at the program he left.

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Man, I’m one of those guys: Until you get hit in the mouth, I don’t know what you’ve got yet, Beachum said, via NJ.com. And he ain’t been hit in the mouth by an NFL defensive lineman. So when that time comes, we’ll see.
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Beachum will play a role in determining just how often defensive linemen are hitting Darnold in the mouth and the Jets will want that to be a rare occurrence even if Darnold shows the kind of resiliency that Beachum is hoping to see.

So the enterprise with powers that be who sell players for billions of dollars while paying themselves first (and limiting athletes to expenses only) is moral, and anything in contradiction to that is immoral? This moral pronouncement is not only questionable, it is laughable. To state that college basketball is to be played by student-athletes and not paid professionals is like saying college itself is for unpaid students and not paid professionals in a chosen field.