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The NFL owners plan on discussing the national anthem protests and how to handle them going forward this week at the league meetings.

Anthony Davis, at 25, has reached that magical point where separate small improvements, cobbled over multiple years, coalesce to transport a player onto a higher plane. Davis has achieved unguardability. Poor Jusuf Nurkic might as well be broadcast in standard definition trying to track Davis beyond the paint.

There is not expected to be any action taken this week on the anthem issue, but there will be discussion about it. Johnson made it clear how he feels.

“I can’t speak to how other people run their teams,” Johnson said. “I just think that trying to forcibly get the players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea.”

On Friday, Romo followed the opening bogey run with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. He birdied the par-5 fourth and par-4 sixth on the second nine, but had double bogeys on the par-3 second and par-4 fifth.

“I lipped out three or four putts early, some short putts that kind of got me almost a little bit pressing,” Romo said. “I just didn’t hit the irons very good today. The back nine’s 4,000-some yards, so when you’re not hitting those, well you’re going to have tough shots.

“Short-sided a few times, made too many mistakes. So a lot of stuff to learn from, and in a good way. I’ll be able to kind of assess why I didn’t play as well as I wanted to and then you go attack it. In a month from now
I think we’ll see things a little better.”

Romo received a sponsor’s exemption to the tournament and played as an amateur. The event has one of the weaker fields of the year because it is held opposite the World Golf Championships event in Texas.

“The putting’s a big thing,” Romo said. “I could see that you can tell that the speed control, a lot of little things. We hit the ball fine. We’re going to be fine with contact, I don’t feel out of place with that. I just feel like a lot of little stuff. I’ll tug an iron on a hole that you really can’t because you’re going to be downwind short-sided and you’re making a double.”jets_106

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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Seattle is expected to release last year’s second-round defensive tackle in the near future, according to a source.

What if only two, not four quarterbacks go off the board in the seven picks ahead of the Bears? What if perhaps, say, Saquon Barkley , Bradley Chubb , Tremaine Edwards, Minkah Fitzpatrick , Quenton Nelson and Denzel Ward are gone? Not likely, but best guess is that Pace and staff will have posited that and other similar scenarios in their mock drafts.

Sorting through those candidates has a stress level all its own, which is what is a given for a GM about to make Joe Klecko Authentic Jersey his fourth top-10 pick in as many years. But at least he isn’t stressing over which of a dubious quarterback class he has to take.
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We feel good about the dialogue that has existed, McVay told reporters. We totally understand some of the other things that are going on with regards to wanting to get that deal, and with respect to Aaron, we feel really good about that dialogue. And this is a voluntary offseason program with where we’re at. You know he’s a guy who’s going to work hard on his off-time, and that’s kind of where we’re at. So we feel good with everything that’s going on with that.
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Voluntary is a key word here, but so are last season’s developments, which saw Donald skip all of training camp and return one day before the Rams opened their season against the Indianapolis Colts . His holdout didn’t produce a new contract, but with a precedent established, there’s lingering concern he might not attend training camp this year, either.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has created the impression this offseason that he is strongly considering retirement, but it is starting to look more and more like his indecisiveness has everything to do with his contract situation. Gronkowski is not expected to show up when the Patriots officially begin their offseason program on Monday. While it’s possible he is still deciding if he wants to play in 2018, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that Gronkowski’s refusal to commit is about the money.

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Cravens, the Washington safety who was drafted in the second round in 2016 and didn’t play at all in 2017, has been traded to Denver.

The deal features Denver giving up the 109th overall pick, the 142nd overall pick, the 163rd overall pick and a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick in exchange for Cravens, the 113th overall pick and the 149th overall pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Add all those picks up and it’s roughly the equivalent of Cravens being traded for a late fourth-round pick.

I think the number was part of it, but also the conversation I had in the meeting, Nelson said on ESPN Milwaukee, via Rob Demovsky of I met with (General Manager) Brian (Gutekunst) and had a discussion because I had to get a feel for not just the pay cut but what their plans were going forward. After that meeting, there wasn’t, I don’t think, much desire there. I think with the combination of both, we decided what was best for myself and my family [just] as they decided what was best for them and the Packers.

Nelson seemingly acknowledged he would have been open to some sort of adjustment to his contract to facilitate an agreement to remain with the Packers. But when the team really, really low-balled him, according to former teammate James Jones, it made it clear there wasn’t much of a desire across the table for the relationship to continue.

It’s an update to the 1999 renovations, but not part of the $130 million spent in the 2013 lease.

We’re trying to make our experience for our fans better, owner Terry Pegula said. That’s our thought process on any of these projects. It’s all centered around keeping our fans happy and giving them the best experience they can get.

Of course, owners Connor Barwin Womens Jersey aren’t in the habit of giving away money, so the Bills are going to sell the naming rights for those club areas, which are currently named after Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, Bills broadcasting legend Van Miller and former Bills punter Paul Maguire.
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[The Wizards] can go to the eighth because I watch them. That’s my brother, so I watch them and I know that they can beat Toronto. I think that would be a good matchup for them. Us, too, would be a good matchup, don’t get me wrong. But I think them against Toronto would be a good matchup too.

I’m told Jets brass were seriously concerned about the Bills’ moves 鈥?and the possibility of them vaulting past New York at No. 6. Those fears were compounded after New York lost out on prized free agent Kirk Cousins to Minnesota. That won’t be as easy with the Jets sitting in the slot originally held by Indianapolis, which wasn’t targeting a quarterback at No. 3 (under the hope Andrew Luck can fully recover from his serious shoulder injury).

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.

Elias Lindholm scored 49 seconds into overtime, and the Hurricanes prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference by beating the Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.

You never want to leave things into the hands of another team, but there’s still Chris Stewart Jersey a chance for us to be the first seed, Tampa Bay center Alex Killorn said. We’ll wait and see.

The winning goal came after Teuvo Teravainen charged between the circles and looked left to Lindholm, who one-timed it past Louis Domingue.
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That came after J.T. Miller set up Tampa Bay’s tying goal when he found Palat with a slick pass and the defenseman one-timed it by Ward to make it 2-2.
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Toronto has been displaying its power in the early part of the season. The Blue Jays hit two homers in Monday’s win and have banged out 10 in their first 11 games this season.

Kenneth Acker visits with Colts

The Colts met with a possible addition to their defensive backfield on Tuesday.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team met with cornerback Kenneth Acker. Acker met with the Seahawks last week in his first reported visit since free agency opened.

Acker was a sixth-round pick of the 49ers in the 2014 draft and spent two seasons with the team before being traded to the Chiefs. He played in every game for Kansas City last season, making 23 tackles and an interception for the AFC West champs. Acker also saw a lot of special teams time in both stops.

The Colts re-signed Pierre Desir and lost Rashaan Melvin since free agency opened last month. Quincy Wilson, Kenny Moore and and Nate Hairston also return from last year’s team.

Typically, a team’s point differential will closely track its winning percentage, and the Cavaliers are indeed an outlier. Here’s a graph of win percentage vs. margin of victory this season (through Friday):

That holds up on a historical level too. No team since the ABA-NBA merger has won more than 48 games (or the equivalent in a lockout-shortened season) with a point differential worse than plus-1.3 points per game. The 2011-12 L.A. Lakers are probably the best match for what Cleveland has done this season. Those Lakers went 41-25 (a 51-win pace) with a plus-1.4 differential. After beating the Denver Nuggets in a seven-game series, those Lakers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 in the second round.

“Mr. Kelly continues to recover well,” Dr. Mark Urken said in a statement, via the Buffalo News. “In addition to his own incredible toughness, he is surrounded by an extraordinarily supportive family.”

The procedure included the removal of a portion of Kelly’s fibula, including soft tissue and blood vessels, for placement in his upper jaw.

Kelly is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks. We continue to extend best wishes to Kelly and his family for a quick and complete recovery.

Tyler Mahle (R), 23 percent, Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates: Mahle impressed in his first outing, but temper expectations for his second and beyond. He’s not dominant, so Mahle will be prone to rough outings. The Pirates possess one of the weaker lineups, and PNC Park is a great place to pitch, reducing the chances of a bad start.

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As for Minnesota, Thibodeau could not have gotten Butler back at a better time with a playoff spot hanging in the balance.

Probably the biggest thing is the toughness, Thibodeau said of what the team missed since Butler injured his knee in late February. When you look at plays at the end of games, those are his plays. He’s the guy that is coming up with every big rebound, loose ball, whatever the game needs he provides.

You don’t replace a guy like that individually. You have to do it collectively, and I thought for the most part our guys did that. Our guys fought like crazy to keep us in position.

Everybody has their own routine, Matheny said. Everybody has their own routine in the heat to not have the ball so wet from sweat and the same on cold days. You’re using the wisdom of the guys who have been around.

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He’s been an unbelievable hitter every year, winning pitcher Rick Porcello said. Now he’s doing it with power. He’s a big threat at the plate. He always had that ability.

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J.D. Martinez hit his first home run since signing a $110 million, five-year contract during spring training as a free agent. Rafael Devers also connected.

This is just the second time in franchise history that the Red Sox have lost their season opener and won the next seven. The other came in 1904 when Boston captured the AL pennant.

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I’ve never tested positive for a steroid or HGH. It’s not one of those situations. It ended up being an estrogen blocker that triggered a positive test for me. I just want you guys to know that in no way would I ever do anything, like I said, to cheat this game or to try to create a competitive advantage over anybody. I’ve always tried to do things the right way and that’s something that I’ll continue to do when I’m able to get back to the field.
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The Rams’ and Giants’ publicized trade talks alerted the NFL’s 30 other GMs to Beckham’s availability, so until the Giants re-sign Beckham to the long-term contract extension he desires, it remains possible they’ll deal him away.

The next step for the Giants is to commit to Beckham being on the team in 2018, Barry Bonds Jersey which they refused to do at last week’s league meetings in Orlando. Beckham’s next test will be whether he shows up on Monday for the start of Giants offseason workouts in East Rutherford. Attendance is optional, but his absence would mean something.

So unless Beckham or the Giants clarifies the star receiver’s contract and trade status, the drama will build all the way to the NFL Draft’s opening night on April 26. And over the next few weeks, there are few NFL GMs that bear watching closer than others in the OBJ Sweepstakes:

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Cincinnati Bengals (via Rams, & Bills) – Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame The Bengals move back twice in the first round and still get to address their top need with a worthy first-rounder while acquiring picks to improve in other areas. McGlinchey has been characterized as another on-field coach who can play either left or right tackle. – Sanderson 24. Carolina Panthers – Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia Wynn is a natural fit for the Panthers’ offensive line after Andrew Norwell left for Jacksonville in the offseason.

The Georgia standout played some tackle in college but will be a guard at the next level. A technically sound blocker to help Christian McCaffrey in the running game is a wise move here. – Belbeck 25. Tennessee Titans – Arden Key, OLB, LSU The Titans managed to put together a decent pass rush by committee in 2017, but no one stepped up as the go-to edge rusher. Key has the athletic ability to be an elite pass-rusher in the NFL, but his focus and dedication have been called into question. – Sanderson 26.

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1. Former Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler signed a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced. Rapoport reports Butler’s contract is worth up to $3.6 million. Butler had 15 receptions for 317 yards and three touchdowns last year.

2. Free-agent quarterbacks Austin Davis and Kellen Clemens both worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, per Rapoport. Last week, the Jaguars acquired signal-caller Cody Kessler via trade from the Cleveland Browns.

3. The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with former Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton, the team announced. Compton played in nine games during the 2017 Chris Archer Authentic Jersey season (three starts) before ending the season on injured reserve.
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Report: Peyton Manning Rejected Fox’s Offer to Announce Thursday Night Football

Peyton Manning will reportedly not help soundtrack Thursday Night Football on Fox this season.

According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, Manning turned down Fox’s offer to be the lead color commentator after the network agreed to pay upwards of $550 million a season through 2022 to broadcast 11 games per season.

Which of his tools has impressed you the most so far

Miller: The ability to get swinging strikes. He got 18 of them in his first start, which, by comparison, is more than Justin Verlander got in any start last year. Making major league batters swing and miss is hard to fake, even on a pitcher’s best day.

Schoenfield: You know, his most impressive tool might be the one he’ll use the least: his speed. During his DH outing on Opening Day, he hit one routine ground ball up the middle and nearly beat the throw. The man can fly, with Keith Law giving him an 80 speed grade on the 20-to-80 scouting scale. His raw power is 70. The point is Ohtani might be the best athlete in the majors, which bodes well for his ability to not just maximize his talent on the mound but also hit well enough to keep earning playing time at DH.

Rather than draft Carson Wentz in 2016, the Browns traded that No. 2 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles. The same happened at No. 12 in 2017 with Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.

None of this year’s top quarterbacks are can’t-miss prospects, largely because there is no such thing. But one of them needs to be atop Cleveland’s draft board, and the Browns need to take him at No. 1.

Whoever they pick there won’t be guaranteed to succeed, but for the first time in a long time, the Browns will be able to say they tried.

You can’t do any better than he did today, manager John Gibbons said.

Robertson was left frustrated at his failure to finish off Smoak.patriots_096

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My knee feels good, Bradford told Darren Urban of the team website. I went through some struggles last year with it, and it was probably one of the most frustrating seasons I’ve had mentally. The first part of the season, I just couldn’t get it to calm down. But with the procedure I had in November, I was able to get myself into a position to suit up for the off games, and really since then, it felt good.

Waddle, 26, provides experience if 2017 third-round pick Antonio Garcia isn’t ready to replace Solder. Garcia missed the entirety of his rookie season after battling blood clots in his lungs.

Considering the importance of protecting Tom Brady ‘s blind side, the Patriots could also opt for reinforcements early in the upcoming draft.

Our thoughts are with the Benson family and the Saints at this time.

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Carradine spent the last five seasons with the 49ers and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he’s made the short trip to Oakland for a visit with the Raiders.

Carradine was a second-round pick in 2013 and missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL suffered during his final year at Florida State. He’s been a part of the defensive line rotation over the last four years, although he missed half of the 2017 season due to an ankle injury.