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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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Kevin Love had 17 points and eight rebounds, and James finished with 15 points, nine assists and seven boards. The Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts of the game and shot just 32 percent in the first half.
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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.

We’ll never change the name, he said then. It’s that simple. NEVER 鈥?you can use caps.

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 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.

May 14

Seventh-round QB Alex McGough Jersey making positive impression with Seahawks

Alex McGough became just the second quarterback drafted by the Seahawks under head coach Pete Carroll and John Schneider since they took over the front office operations in Seattle in 2010. And just like Russell Wilson managed to do in his rookie mini-camp showing in 2012, McGough turned heads over the weekend with the Seahawks.
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McGough will compete with Austin Davis and Stephen Morris for the backup job to Wilson.

Petty was the odd man out after the Jets took Sam Darnold with the third overall pick. They still have too many, and some guys who have done far less than Petty.
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In Miami, he joins Brock Osweiler and David Fales, which means they鈥檙e putting all their faith in Ryan Tannehill coming back from his knee injury and returning to form.

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Rodgers has two years left on Adrian Dantley Jersey his current contract, at a total payout of $42 million (including workout and per-game roster bonuses). His challenge will be to get the Packers to disregard or downplay those numbers and to negotiate a deal from scratch. This will make a short-term deal like Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins鈥?three-year, $84 million deal less practical, since it would give the team only one more year of certainty. And so the structure will more likely resemble the six-year, $169.25 million deal (with a real guarantee of $100 million) signed by Ryan.

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May 12

Report: Saints don’t plan to sign veteran running back

Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season and the team is short on experienced depth behind Alvin Kamara, but they are reportedly not in the market for a veteran running back right now.

“I don’t know that there’s been a rate we discussed,” Payton said regarding last week’s safety summit. “I think clearly we discussed making it safer. I think to the league’s credit having the group on hand that we did with the former players, special teams coaches, other head coaches to really have dialogue and discussion on improving our game and trying to improve the safety of a play like that. I think they did a great job and came back with some really significant changes that I think the fans will be excited still about. And yet I think we’ll see a dip in this number [of concussions].”

According to Robert Snell of the Detroit News, Patricia was indicted for sexual assault in 1996.

Both Patricia, then 21, and Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute teammate and fraternity brother Greg Dietrich, then 22, were charged by a grand jury with one count of aggravated sexual assault. They allegedly burst into the hotel room of a 21-year-old woman while on spring break at South Padre Island, Texas and “took turns violently sexual assaulting her.”

The case eventually was dismissed in January 1997, because the alleged victim did “not feel she can face the pressures or stress of a trial.”

One of the lawyers who represented Patricia at the time claims that the assault didn’t occur.

“In my opinion, it was a fabrication,” Jeff Wilson told Snell. “I’m telling you it was a ‘he said, she said.’ I don’t know what type of problems the girl was having; I don’t know why she made that allegation. We vehemently denied that he was doing anything wrong or did anything wrong.”

May 09

White House replaces lawyer Ty Cobb with Clinton impeachment attorney Emmet Flood

White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who served as the administration’s point person in dealing with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, is stepping down and will be replaced by veteran white-collar defense attorney Emmet Flood, according to senior administration officials.
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Indianapolis spent the bulk of its draft upgrading the offensive line and the defense. T.Y. Hilton is still a star receiver, but otherwise, the depth chart is bare, hence the reason Colts signed Ryan Grant to a prove-it deal. Running back remains a hodgepodge of names.聽

The Colts might not give up 56 sacks again this year, and Luck might see the field. But the defense is still bad, and years of rebuilding done wrong aren’t things he can prop up on his own.聽

Freeman played his first four NFL seasons with the Colts and played in 13 games over the last two years with the Bears. He had 110 tackles and four passes defended in 2016.

Freeman suffered a torn pectoral muscle and a concussion in the season opener against the Falcons in 2017 and didn’t play in another game for the Bears.

In October, he was suspended 10 games for violating the NFL policy against performance-enhancing drugs. It was his second violation in two seasons. He served a four-game suspension for his first violation in 2016.

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May 07

This year’s NFL draft represents one of the deepest quarterback classes in recent memory.

As many as six passers could hear their names called in the first round as franchises search for saviors. A secondary wave of passers could come off the board in Day 2, with some teams potentially looking to replace aging starters.
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The Miami Dolphins (No. 11), Buffalo Bills (Nos. 12 and 22) and Arizona Cardinals (No. 15) have all called Elway about potentially trading up, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. The Broncos’ decision to trade down or stay put will likely depend on who goes off the board before Denver goes on the clock.

There’s so many mock drafts out there I haven’t been able to keep up with them. Darnold will simply wait until he hears his John Elway Youth jersey name announced at the draft, which takes place Thursday through Saturday in Arlington, Texas. NFLDraftScout. com senior analyst Rob Rang lists Darnold first in his most recent Big Board. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb round out the top five. Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen is ranked 10th by Rang while quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma is 14th and quarterback Lamar Jackson of Louisville is 15th. Both Rang and his NFLDraftScout. com

But for the Lions’ Bob Quinn, there’s just not enough at the moment. And surely he can sense that, as he braces for next week’s big moment with a new contract extension in hand and a new coaching staff in place.
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Still, it’s not a reach to suggest he needs to use that first-round selection 鈥?the Lions own the 20th overall pick at the moment 鈥?on a player who can make opposing quarterbacks feel a little more uncomfortable.

Whether that’s an edge rusher like Harold Landry (Boston College) or Marcus Davenport (Texas-San Antonio) or a player like Lorenzo Carter (Georgia), or a wrecking ball inside like Da’Ron Payne (Alabama) 鈥?three of those four have direct ties to new assistant coaches on Matt Patricia’s staff, by the way 鈥?it feels like there’s an essential fit to be found up front.

The Lions have other needs, to be sure. And when Quinn says he’s eyeing a handful of players at No. 20, it’s possible one is an offensive guard or a safety or a linebacker that can drop in coverage.