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The Jaguars signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year contract as a free agent this offseason and Seferian-Jenkins is confident that the team will be happy with that choice.
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I missed the first two games of that season, and it hurt to not be out there with my team. But he just taught me to be patient, ‘let God handle everything, and you’ll be back soon.’ He kept me motivated and he definitely kept a great spirit for myself.

His shoulder popped out so I took him to the doctor, and the doctor told him that he’s not gonna play this year, George said. Man, if you could see the way he looked — just like glass, he cracked, And he cried all the way home. We were telling him, ‘Look, this is not life and death. You can Laurent Brossoit Authentic Jersey get yourself back together, and you can get back out there.’

George was such a talented running back at Kentucky that the Giants made him the 19th pick in the 1985 draft. But a devastating hip injury suffered in a July 26 training camp scrimmage before the start of the Giants’ Super Bowl XXI season denied him a chance to make any kind of impact during a pain-wracked career that ended in 1991 as a Patriot.

This was the reason why George convinced Jamal and his coaches at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, that it is better safety than sorry.

There is always room for improvement, [but] I obviously believe I can go out and play right now, Lynch said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post. But that’s not my job right now. Case is the guy, and I’m doing everything I can to make the team better and make myself better. I’m obviously confident in my abilities and what I can do. I’m hanging my hat on that, and I’ll be ready.

Lynch will have to beat out Jason Kidd Womens Jersey Chad Kelly to keep the backup job. He wasn’t able to unseat Trevor Siemian the past two training camps. But Kelly spent his rookie season on injured reserve so Lynch has the edge in experience, even though Lynch has started only four career games.

Until last week, Lynch had not talked publicly about the Broncos’ acquisition of Keenum. Lynch, 24, said he is excited to learn from Keenum, who started for the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game last season.

NFLPA hires multiple law firms to explore new anthem policy

Three weeks ago, the NFL changed its anthem policy without input from or discussion with the NFL Players Association. And the NFLPA is preparing for a potential legal fight over the change.
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Other forms of litigation are possible, including an action based on both the U.S. and various state constitutions premised on First Amendment rights to freedom of expression.

However it plays out, the NFL’s effort to placate the President and his base backfired badly, and it has put the NFL in line for a fight with the union that the NFL possibly will lose.

I’ve always said the easiest contracts to agree upon are those negotiated when the market is well defined. That’s Jari Kurri Jersey now the case for the Packers and their two-time league MVP.

Matt Ryan’s recent signing of a five-year extension for $150 million ($100 million guaranteed) with the Falcons surpassed the fully guaranteed three-year, $28 million-per-season contract Kirk Cousins got from the Vikings in free agency. Ryan’s total compensation over the next six years is $170 million ($28.33 million per year).

Rodgers is under contract for $42 million in salary and bonuses over the next two years, so he’s likely to come in around $32 million per year on his extension. He will then take the top spot in the salary scale, at least in terms of guaranteed money and, probably, in average salary … unless Tom Brady decides to no longer give the Patriots their usual discount in a possible extension.

Rodgers is under contract for the next two seasons (and then Green Bay could franchise tag him), so the team has leverage. But the smartest move for the Packers would be putting this deal behind them and John Johnson Jersey making their strong-armed, athletic QB happy financially and personally.

MLB trade rumors: Hal Steinbrenner says Yankees have money to trade for…

The Yankees have the money to add an arm before the trade deadline, but there’s a different cost they might not be willing to pay.
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At the Owners Meetings in Manhattan on Wednesday, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner told reporters there’s cash in the budget to acquire pitching. The club also has an abundance of young talent it could include to sweeten deals, but Steinbrenner is hesitant to part with it, he said.

But the Yankees have plenty of prospect depth. They were willing to talk about dealing outfielder Clint Frazier last offseason. Pitcher Chance Adams, shortstop Tyler Wade and pitcher Domingo Acevedo also seem like potential trade candidates among a slew of them.

Following federal approval of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, Comcast submitted a $65 billion bid on Wednesday for 21st Century Fox, putting it in competition with Disney, who made a $52 billion offer for the same assets. However the door remains open for Damon Harrison Womens Jersey Disney to make another offer in an attempt to match or outbid Comcast.

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It’s possible, if the proposed Disney- Fox merger goes through as outlined.

If not for Cooper, they probably wouldn’t have the league’s reigning sack leader on their roster. 

So instead let’s go with the decision to let Calais Campbell walk as a free agent in 2017. The Jacksonville Jaguars paid the defensive end handsomely (four years, $60 million), but a mediocre Cards defense sure could have used him alongside Jones last season. The Arizona D surrendered 30-plus points six times, while Campbell put together a first-team All-Pro season. 

Despite that, the Yankees amazingly haven’t had a losing streak beyond two games yet.

We’ve had timely hits… big hits, Stanton said. Guys step up. (But) we haven’t all clicked at the same time. Once that happens and we’re on all cylinders, there’s more room to get better.

If they get better, we could be looking at a new single-season record for wins. As of now, the Yankees already are on pace for 113 wins. The 2001 Mariners and 1916 Cubs share the record with 116, while the ’98 Yankees are next with 114.

We’ll find out in the coming months if the Yankees can make a run at 117.

Clay Matthews takes line drive to face in charity softball game

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews appears to have a broken nose after what could have been a nasty blow to the head at a charity softball game.

Video of the incident shows Matthews pitching and having a line drive come right back at him, drilling him in the face and knocking him down. Matthews quickly got back up but walked off the field, covering his face.

That followed a particularly brutal stretch that came after the best month of Gregorius’ career.

Gregorius hit.060, or 4-for-67, in his previous 16 games the worst slump of his life. In April, he earned American League Player of the Month honors, hitting.327 with 10 homers and 30 RBI with a 1.156 OPS.

I was nearly crying in the locker room after we would lose games and a lot of guys would come by and say, ‘Come on, man, you’re in the pros now. We don’t do that in the pros. Just make sure you pick up that check on Tuesday.’ I was blown away with this, man. I was like, ‘Man, this is the NFL?’ It was the hardest year for me, to get through that year with all that losing, Irvin said.

After Irvin’s rookie year, new Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hired Jimmy Johnson as head coach. Irvin had previously played for Johnson at Miami, and he immediately called Johnson to tell him about the players who didn’t care enough. Johnson didn’t tolerate it.

When Jerry bought the team and we heard Jimmy was coming in, I went home and called Coach Johnson. And you know how, as brothers we have this thing, ‘I don’t snitch’? Man, I was snitching, Irvin said. ‘Hey, man, this dude’s gotta go. He’s gotta go. He’s not about winning.’ And it took Coach about the first few months, first year, but boy, he started getting rid of everybody. And we got people in like the people we had at Miami that wanted to win.

Carson Wentz started 7-on-7 work this week

Most of the questions Eagles coach Doug Pederson faced at a Wednesday press conference had to do with the scrapped plans for a White House visit this week, but there was one football matter that found its way into the session with reporters.
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Pederson was asked about reports that quarterback Carson Wentz’s progress in rehabbing his torn ACL had progressed to the point that he could do team work during practice. Pederson confirmed that Wentz began doing 7-on-7 work at this week’s set of OTAs and that he’s expected to do more of it at next week’s minicamp as well.

A bad contract now could turn into a great one by season’s end. The reality is that all decisions in free agency and the draft are gambles. If Robinson’s knee becomes Niles Paul Youth Jersey bothersome during the season or Smith has trouble adjusting Indianapolis Colts Jersey to NFL speed, all of the moves praised in May and June will be criticized in November and December. This offseason feels a little different, however. Ryan Pace made calculated decisions with an obvious plan in mind. He signed and drafted specific players for that plan, and in t-shirt and shorts season, those decisions look like good ones. Receiving a B- from his colleagues isn’t something to brag about, but it certainly could be worse for Pace and the Bears.

Mets ready to deal Cabrera?

DeGrom has been lights out for the Mets this season. He leads the National League with a 1.49 ERA. DeGrom is third in the NL with 98 strikeouts. His WAR is 3.7. The only NL pitcher with a better number is Phillies ace Aaron Nola (3.8).

DeGrom is slated to return to the mound Friday, when he squares off against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanka in the first game of the three-game Subway Series at Citi Field.

Most players dodged questions about whether they had planned to attend the White House visit before it was cancelled and stated that they had no idea how the widely reported attendance numbers (80 individuals on the original list; one SUV-load of players and Swoop the mascot at the end) were arrived at. But that doesn’t mean the players had nothing to say.

Players affirmed that the Eagles remain united, despite the political fracas. We were 100 percent unified going into this week, defensive end Chris Long quipped. So I think it’s mathematically impossible for us to be any more unified.

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested on burglary charge, report says

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on a burglary charge in California, according to multiple reports.
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Winslow, the sixth-overall pick by the Browns in the 2004 NFL draft, was allegedly seen entering a residential home in Encinitas, Calif. and was confronted by a neighbor. The neighbor knew the man was not the owner of the home, but said he did not know who the intruder was.

With Zappos or Amazon Earl Thomas III Jersey Prime, you can order a pair of shoes and if they don’t fit, you can send them back for free, he says. Or you can order multiple sizes and keep the one that fits and send back the one that doesn’t. That hurts us a bit. He’s responded to that by branching out into new niche markets the company now makes custom Brannock Devices for bicycle shoes, ski boots, hockey skates, and so on. Here, he says, look at this, showing me the layout for an enormous Adidas-branded Brannock Device that goes up to size 25. It’s intended for basketball players.

The company doesn’t do much marketing outreach and has a confoundingly low public profile, even in its hometown (seriously, shouldn’t there be a 12-foot-tall Brannock Device emblazoned with Welcome to Syracuse right at the city limits?), so it had never occurred to Follett to partner with the Chiefs on a promotion. But when the team approached him, he was open to it.

Matt Bowen, NFL writer: I would extend Thomas. He’s still a blue-chip talent and a key to the Seahawks’ core defensive system. Given his range, ball skills and high-level awareness as a deep-middle player, Thomas’ salary should be on par with the highest-paid safeties in the league.

The account in question posted a video last week of a man walking along with an inspirational message.

For the rest of your life you’re going to have people telling you what you can and cannot do, the account said. Nobody can determine what you do but yourself, and what I’ve realized through my life is my attitude controls everything. I was told I would never walk again, I would live the Mark Messier Jersey rest of my life in a wheelchair. And I’m here standing in front of you today.

Harrison was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012 during a physical with the Eagles. He eventually had surgery, but a blood clot left him a quadriplegic and he initially couldn’t eat or talk.

He would not expand on how his recovery has been going since the surgery, telling ESPN, When I get to that point, I will call you.

Every NFL Team’s Biggest Mistake So Far This Offseason

Brett Gardner Jersey Every NFL Team’s Biggest Mistake So Far This Offseason More Drafting Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward doesn’t feel like a mistake for the Browns, who needed help at cornerback. They took the best one available at No. 4 overall and should now have a complete secondary. But聽not drafting edge-rusher Bradley Chubb at that spot聽does聽feel like a mistake. Every draft pick comes with opportunity cost, and that opportunity cost is amplified early in the draft. Any analysis of who the Browns took at No. 4 has to come with a breakdown of who the team passed on. In this case, it’s a potential Pro Bowl edge-rusher.
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Here’s what isn’t fair: Looking at anything Davis did or didn’t do last season and projecting him as a disappointment. As it is with Mariota and a lot of players in this violent sport, durability is always a concern, but the receiver Jon Robinson drafted to be a centerpiece could be glimpsed in 2017 鈥?shrouded as he was by a problematic hamstring and problem-filled offense.

The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Davis was not a burner at Western Michigan and was never going to be a burner in the NFL. That doesn’t mean he can’t be great. Change of speed, change of direction, precise routes, physicality, hands 鈥?these are his tools. Once the hammy finally cooled down on Davis late in the season and he got more reps, he started to look like an NFL player.

If Miller scores eight or more, he would join the ranks of Odell Beckham, Jr. (12), Mike Evans (12), Kelvin Benjamin (9), Michael Thomas (9), Jordan Matthews (8), Martavis Bryant (8) and Sterling Sheppard (8) as rookies to score that many touchdowns since 2015. The Bears added several capable Authentic Sherrick McManis Jersey weapons at receiver and tight end this offseason and targets in the red zone will be at a premium. Allen Robinson will be the primary read and should lead the team in touchdowns, making it hard to fathom eight or more scores from Miller. That said, anything is possible, and when a player has as much confidence in himself as Miller, production usually follows.

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Agholor is coming off a career year with 62 receptions for 768 yards and eight touchdowns, easily eclipsing his previous highs of 36 catches for 365 yards and 2 TDs. The Eagles rewarded Agholor by picking up his fifth-year option, which will be worth $9.4 million in 2019.

Agholor, who turned 25 years old last week, said there’s plenty more to come.聽

Jon Gruden’s football obsession disrupted Chris Simms’ honeymoon

Tuesday’s PFT Live included a discussion about Jon Gruden’s return to coaching, and the transition he’ll need to make in his first year back after nearly a decade away from the sideline. And Gruden’s biggest adjustment will come from the reduced access to players during the offseason, and reduced practice time in the offseason and preseason.

That’s likely why Gruden is streamlining his playbook, and simplifying his play calls. To illustrate the complexity, Chris Simms ratted off one of Gruden’s play calls on the air. It actually was the most authoritative and forceful Simms has been during his first year on the show.

I think he’s a very unpretentious guy, Walsh said. He’s real. That’s the way he is normally. He’s a decent guy. He looks you in the eye. He cares about the person he’s meeting. That’s not just a passing fancy for him. If he takes the time to stop and meet you, he really meets you.

Namath stayed out of the public eye for a while in the mid 2000s. After the embarrassing episode on ESPN with Suzy Kolber in 2003, he got treatment for alcohol and has not had a drink since.

Now, though, he is back in the spotlight and trying to shine it on the causes close to his heart.

Namath sees his 75th as another step in his journey. The man who navigated 16 fourth-quarter comebacks for the Jets believes he is still in the game. The old quarterback is planning on seeing 100.

And while he said his son is still submerged in rehab after last year’s spinal injury, he’s encouraged by the progress he has made so far and the support he’s gotten from others.

Vernon Shazier told Jeremy Fowler of that Ryan is even driving a car to rehab appointments, though he often gets rides, including to the Steelers facility.

While there, the veteran linebacker is acting as a mentor and an inspiration, which his father refers to as: Finding a way to lead other than making tackles.

He’s been at Steelers OTAs, watching from a golf cart and helping young players as he can. He’s also stayed connected, helping with a football camp along with teamamte Jesse James.

He’s always around. He’s in meetings, I see him working in the training room, working in the weight room, James said. Just taking it one day at a time, doing his thing, helping the team as much as he can. . . .

Ryan Shazier’s anticipated return will have to wait until 2019 at the earliest.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on Wednesday revealed the injured linebacker won’t play in 2018 but there will be some sort of designation for him so he can still remain a part of the team.
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Ryan Shazier won’t play in 2018. He knows that. We know that, Colbert told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine.

In the article, an unnamed AFC general manager said that any team that signs Kaepernick would attract the Twitter hate of Trump. Trump told the crowd, There was an article today, it’s reported, that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up Womens Zack Martin Jersey because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Can you believe that? It stands to reason that Kaepernick’s attorneys would ask Kraft about whether he and the President spoke about Kaepernick on their flight. To be clear, Kraft and Trump talking about Kaepernick, even in a negative light, would not prove collusion.

Another small logistics hurdle is that the visit on June 5 conflicts with a week of organized team activities (OTAs). Philadelphia has a finite amount of offseason practices and has OTAs scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of that week.
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It’s unclear for now if the Eagles will scrap the Tuesday practice altogether, but the trip to Washington is a short one from Philadelphia, and the team could move the practice to another day.
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The Patriots’ visit in 2017 happened in April and didn’t interfere with OTAs.

Super Bowl champions have visited the White House annually for more than three decades. Jimmy Carter first invited the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980 and it became an annual tradition during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

Each NFL Team’s Best Offseason Acquisition

The 2018 NFL draft is complete, and the Womens Tremaine Edmunds Jersey bulk of free agency is over, save for a few veterans still on the market. All of the headlining moves of the offseason are done.聽
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The feeling of getting the spit smacked out of your mouth.

The Angels drubbed the Yankees, 11-4, in a rare Saturday night game at Yankee Stadium.

The old warts were there for the Yankees, who have lost three of their last four games and fell two games behind in the American League East to the Red Sox, who beat the Braves on Saturday.

Starting pitcher Sonny Gray continued his season-long trend of being terrible right after looking good. The bullpen — expected to be among the league’s best — got smacked around.

First baseman Greg Bird, making his season debut, went hitless. The Yankees hit three home runs — including back-to-back shots from Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to lead off the game, and a second-inning two-run blast from Austin Romine. Romine’s home run whacked the foul pole and was the high point for the Yankees, were went ahead 4-1.

From there, it was just about all bad.

Following Morosi’s report, studio analysts Eric Karros and Frank Thomas weighed in on the Machado trade rumors.

Karros thinks the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves could be interested, if they can stay in playoff contention.