Month: April 2018

Report: Chuck Pagano will serve as NFL consultant

Chuck Pagano will return to the NFL this season, but he won’t be on the sideline.
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Pagano will take the fall off from coaching, instead working for the league as a consultant during the 2018 season, Troy Renck of Denver7 reports.

It seemed like a natural fit for him, Markman said of Herbstreit. We don’t need three guys on the same topic. I’d rather see these guys stay in their lane that they are experts in. 鈥?This is the best set we’ve put together in terms of everyone having a specific expertise.

The NFL Network’s coverage will include Stanford coach David Shaw and have FOX lead analyst Troy Aikman as part of its outside set. Aikman’s lone responsibility will be breaking down the five quarterbacks expected to go in the first round.

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It’ll be an unfair question for Darnold to answer because he’s his own person, his own player. He’s not Matt Leinart, Mark Sanchez or any Jarome Iginla Womens Jersey of the other highly touted quarterbacks from his school who struggled with the transition to the NFL.

But, until Darnold excels, it’s a dubious label that will never be far from his side when he’s judged by the unforgiving outside world.

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He’ll become the fourth USC quarterback in the past 15 years to be drafted in the first round, joining Carson Palmer (No. 1 overall to the Bengals in 2003), Leinart (No. 10 to the Cardinals in 2006) and Sanchez (No. 5 to the Jets in 2009).

Colts remain high on Jacoby Brissett, have turned down trades

Early in the offseason, the Colts turned down two trade offers for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. And although they insist Andrew Luck will be healthy and ready to start this season, LaRoy Reynolds Youth jersey they remain committed to keeping Brissett on the roster as well.
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Colts G.M. Chris Ballard heaped praise on Brissett and said he’s the perfect backup to Luck, meaning the Colts would have to be bowled over with an offer before they’d be willing to part with Brissett.

At Florida’s pro day last month, Callaway said every NFL team he spoke to at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and since wanted to know about the same thing: His past.

They already know I’m a good athlete. Just know I’m not a bad person, said Callaway, who appeared out of shape and was working with his second agent in less than six months. Somebody’s just got to believe in me.

Callaway also said the recent birth of his first child, a daughter, changed him.

Gronkowski still could be traded, in theory. And now that he has declared a commitment to playing in 2018, maybe it will be easier to pull it off.
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Of course, Gronkowski may change his mind about playing if he suddenly ends up in a new city. Then again, if another team is willing to give him a raise over the $8 million he’s due to make in 2018, maybe he’ll be even more inclined to play, in 2018 and beyond.

Since that conversation, Flowers’ actions indicate he does not buy into the plan. Messages left with Flowers’ agent (and father), Everald Flowers, were not returned.

If nothing transpires, perhaps the Giants stick with Flowers and wait to see if he shows up for the mandatory minicamp June 12-14. The longer he stays away, the more he loses touch with the team and the new regime.Davis Webb can’t prove much, sporting shorts and no pads.
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There were a lot of injuries to star players, like Aaron Rodgers, and these people are TV draws. Also, a lot of marquee teams that draw the biggest numbers just didn’t have good seasons 鈥?the Cowboys, the Giants, the Packers.

The day after the Yankees were 8-5 losers on Friday night, Judge was the ignitor.

On Saturday, the Lghtning had no issues setting up in the offensive zone and rotating the puck for long possessions. The Devils — namely goalie  Cory Schneider — kept the puck out of the net. But the Lightning’s play at even strength forced the Devils’ goalie and PK into those tough situations.

The Yankees were paying close attention all month as Gleyber Torres, one of baseball’s best prospects, followed a lackluster spring training by looking big-league ready playing Triple-A ball.

They’ve watched Torres rake pretty much since Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s season began, and as usual, see him be an elite defender playing all over the infield … shortstop, second base and third.

Most notably, left-hander starter Jordan Montgomery came up big in a one-run, six-inning outing and rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar was 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing double in the sixth.

With the game scoreless in the third inning, Brett Gardner worked a two-out walk before Judge received a green light on a 3-0 pitch and crushed a big-time mistake from Stroman, middle-in, 93-mph fastball that had hit-me written all over it.

Down 2-0, the Jays got a run back in the fifth, but Montgomery limited the damage and the Yankees maintained the lead.

“He’s getting better and better at laying off some pitches that they want him to chase and I think it’s a result of him getting a little more comfortable and him being a really talented hitter.”

Hyun-Jin Ryu (L), 8 percent, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres: If Ryu were assured of a full season’s worth of starts, he’d be a much more popular hurler. His history is pitching well between injuries, hence the widespread availability. The Padres don’t pose much of a threat, ranking in the bottom third with regard to runs scored. With Robbie Erlin likely returning for the Padres, Ryu should get plenty of run support.steelers_053

Spring League player (not that one) gets an NFL gig

Spring League season may not have fueled #ComebackSZN for Johnny Manziel the way he’d hoped, but it definitely has helped another guy who hoped to parlay the two-game spring slate into another shot at the NFL.
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The Cardinals have signed tight end Beau Sandland. As noted by the Spring League, he’s the first 2018 NFL signing from the developmental league.
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At the start of the season, you asked how was progress going to be measured. I [said] it was never going to be measured with wins and losses. That’s not something myself was looking at or ownership was saying, Marks said. At some point, that’s going to change. Whether it’s this coming year, or a year in the future, where we [say] … ‘Now we’ve got to start winning games.’

A lot will be determined by the roster, when the roster tweaks a bit more and the current guys we know we’re moving ahead [with] will develop and seize their opportunity. We already know we have an ownership group that’s ready to fork out the big money for when that timing is right. But we don’t want to skip any steps along this rebuild. If we skip steps and think we can do it right now or we could’ve done it a year ago, that’s when franchises end up digging themselves into a hole.
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He finally found a home in Seattle in 2016 when the Seahawks claimed him off waivers. He played three games in 2016.

His contract, signed by Rodgers in 2013, runs through 2019. After that, the Packers could easily tag him twice. After that, he’d be 38.

Does Rodgers deserve to be north of $30 million per year right now? Given contracts given to less quarterbacks, absolutely. Is there anything Rodgers can do to force the issue short of retiring prematurely? Nope.

As it stands, Derrick Henry Authentic Jersey he’ll get $20.3 million this year (assuming sufficient participation in the offseason program), $20.5 million next year (again, assuming sufficient participation in the offseason program), at least $25.32 million in 2020 under the tag, and at least $30.38 million in 2021 under the tag. That’s a four-year, year-to-year proposition for the Packers, at a total cost of $96.5 million. It equates to an average of $24.125 million. So why would the Packers voluntarily jack that number up to an average of $30 million or more per year, with all four years (or at least three) fully guaranteed?

Saints talked to Reuben Foster’s girlfriend during draft

Things worked out for the Saints because the guy they picked at the end of the first round turned out to be a good player. But as importantly for them, things worked out because they didn’t get a chance to take linebacker Reuben Foster.
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So while the Saints can breathe a sigh of relief for avoiding that problem, Payton couldn’t get away from the human issues.

It’s tragic, and it’s sad, Payton said. I just feel awful when those things happen.

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Garafolo notes that the Seahawks’ talks with Kaepernick are in a holding pattern, and that bringing Davis back doesn’t rule out the possibility of bringing the former 49ers starter in.

But their ambivalence about even working him out last week after they asked him if he planned to continue kneeling during the national anthem suggests the Seahawks are not prepared to make a deal anytime soon.

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Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal but the Ducks once again looked a step slow against the speedier Sharks. Anaheim has scored three goals all series, including just one at even strength.

Ahead of the Spring League, Manziel participated in San Diego State University’s pro day and one at his alma mater in College Station, Texas, with the New England Patriots in attendance. With less than two weeks to go until the draft, some evaluators believe he’s better than a lot of guys that will get drafted [this month].

No matter where Manziel’s future in football lies, he’s just happy to be back on the field.
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Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to bust narratives.

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Elite Corey Grant Jersey Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris Middleton’s long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime Sunday to open the playoffs.

After a muted start, things opened for Antetokounmpo. But he said he must do a better job the defensive end against Horford going forward.

He knows what he’s doing down there, Antetokounmpo said. Hopefully in Game 2 I won’t play on my heels and I’ll play more on my toes and be able to defend without fouling.

Part of the reason the Bucks were in bad spots is because they were hampered by turnovers. They committed 20, leading to 27 Boston points.

That’s not getting shot up, Middleton said. We feel like if we get a shot up, we’ll be good.

An acrobatic, spinning layup by Tatum gave Boston a 108-105 lead in overtime.

It was 108-106 when Horford snared a rebound and got it ahead to Rozier, who was fouled. He made two free throws to put the Celtics in front 110-106 with 18.8 remaining.

Antetokounmpo made one of two foul shots with 14.8 seconds left, but he fouled out of the game while going for the rebound on his miss.

New York also has received permission to talk to former head coach Mike Woodson, who’s now serving as an assistant for the LA Clippers, league sources told ESPN. Woodson, who was fired by the Knicks in 2014 after two-plus seasons at the helm, isn’t considered to be in the top tier of initial candidates.

The Knicks are searching for a coach to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired Thursday morning.

Knicks president Steve Mills — a former teammate of Blatt’s at Princeton — and general manager Scott Perry are conducting the search, which will include interviews with candidates beyond Fizdale, Jackson, Stackhouse, Blatt and Woodson, league sources said.

Woodson was 54-28 with the Knicks in 2012-13, leading them to the franchise’s only postseason series victory over the past 18 years. The Knicks went 37-45 the following season, resulting in Woodson’s departure.

Richard Panik arrested after refusing to leave entrance of bar

Authorities say Arizona Coyotes forward Richard Panik was arrested for trespassing after refusing to leave the entrance of a bar.

Scottsdale police say Panik, 27, was arrested at the Bevvy the night of April 8, the day after the Coyotes’ season ended.

Police say Panik appeared to be intoxicated during his contact with officers.

Even with Logan Forsythe joining Justin Turner to place half of the starting infield on the DL, on Sunday the Dodgers finally enjoyed their first 2017 Dodgers-style win. Clayton Kershaw dominated with 12 K’s to notch his first win of the season, while Chris Taylor hit his third homer in a week to help power the offense. Is more of that on tap? — Kahrl

Toronto’s lineup took a hit when Josh Donaldson went on the DL with shoulder inflammation on Friday. It did not immediately hamper the Blue Jays, however, as they went out and scored eight runs against Cleveland that day. It marked their sixth game of the season scoring at least seven runs. Marcus Stroman has struggled some to start the year, as his control has wavered. Stroman walked a career-high 7.4 percent of batters faced last season; he is at 13.9 percent through three starts in 2018. — McCarthy

After tumbling to the ice, Couturier threw his stick against the boards in anger. He was assisted off the ice.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said the team will update Couturier’s condition on Wednesday.

The Flyers trail the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in their best-of-seven first-round series. They play again Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Couturier leads the team in postseason scoring with a goal and two assists.

“So it’s pretty glamorous when he’s watching tape and Johnnie’s pounding him on literally like five feet,” Snyder jokes. “Spoken like a true coach, right?”

THIS ROLE ISN’T what the Jazz had in mind for Mitchell when they traded up to draft him out of Louisville, where he averaged 15.6 points per game as a sophomore last season.

Utah’s front office identified Mitchell as a prospect who could contribute immediately because of his athleticism and intangibles and who had potential to develop into a primary scoring option over the years.

The Jets are getting one last look at two of the top quarterbacks in next week’s draft.

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen is visiting the team’s Florham Park headquarters on Tuesday, according to a source. USC quarterback Sam Darnold will arrive Tuesday night and visit the team’s training center on Wednesday, a source confirmed.
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Wednesday is the final day for teams to have draft prospects in for visits. The Jets have previously met with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.
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Incognito earned three of his four Pro Bowl selections in Buffalo, and was considered among the Bills team leaders. He started all 36 games at left guard for the Bills, and was part of a line that led to Buffalo leading the NFL in yards rushing in both 2015 and ’16.

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AJ McCarron is a downgrade from Tyrod Taylor, and Nathan Peterman isn’t assured a roster spot at this point. The Bills spent all offseason building up a ton of draft capital, and then the Jets beat them into the top five. Either via a trade-up or via a selection that bucks draft consensus, look for the Bills to leave the first two rounds with someone they consider their signal-caller of the future. About all we can glean from their current plan is that they want their quarterbacks to be tall.

The Bills addressed nose tackle in free agency by bringing in former Panther Star Lotulelei, which is step one toward fixing a defense that finished 31st in Grant Fuhr Womens Jersey run defense DVOA. Next up are the linebackers. Lorenzo Alexander turns 35 in May, and the only other player on the depth chart at linebacker who is a known quantity at this point is journeyman Ramon Humber.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden may know something the rest of us don’t.

Bryant was due $12.5 million in 2018, a base salary attached to a weighty $16.5 million cap hit. He stated publicly all offseason that he held no intentions of taking a pay cut. In the end, Dallas never offered Bryant a pay cut, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
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Lane was initially charged with DUI earlier this month before agreeing to plead guilty to an amended charge.

The Seahawks released Lane earlier this month in a move that helped the team with salary cap space. He appeared in 70 games while starting 21 games over six seasons with the team.

With a guilty plea in hand, it’s quite possible that Lane will face league discipline over the incident as well in the form of a suspension.

The Raiders made the former Nebraska star a fifth-round pick in 1975 and served as Ken Stabler’s backup in the Raiders’ Super Bowl championship teams in 1976 and ’83. Humm spent time with the Raiders, Bills and Colts in his 10 seasons, playing 95 games and throwing for 753 yards.

Or maybe he was just rambling.

While no one has made a move to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Gruden invoked a number of unemployed quarterbacks when asked about the former 49ers starter.

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NC State defensive end Kentavius Street tears ACL

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North Carolina State defensive end Kentavius Street sustained a torn ACL while going through a private workout for the New York Giants, per Mike Florio of PFT.
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Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated initially reported Street had sustained a significant knee injury recently.

Dallas finished three points behind Colorado Andrew Ladd Jersey for the second wild-card in the Western Conference. The Stars went 0-6-2 in mid-March when starting goalie Ben Bishop sustained a knee injury, and that stretch of poor play loomed large in not making the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

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James Reimer made 38 saves in place of Roberto Luongo, who had played three games in four nights, including his 1,000th game Thursday. The Panthers also played without points leader Aleksander Barkov, who injured his shoulder late in the third period in Thursday’s game against the Bruins. Barkov will also miss Sunday’s finale.

Ryan O’Reilly, Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo. Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 12 shots in the first period and was replaced to start the second with Adam Wilcox. Wilcox finished with 14 stops in his NHL debut.

Jimmy Traina of reports that FOX plans to have Strahan host the pregame shows for its Thursday night games this season. FOX is paying a fortune for the NFL’s Thursday night package and is trying to turn it into a marquee event, and will presumably make it worth Strahan’s while to add yet another job, this one from a New York studio on Thursday nights.