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Giants: Alec Ogletree our defensive quarterback

The Giants were finally able to make their trade for linebacker Alec Ogletree official on Wednesday.
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They sent fourth- and sixth-round picks to the Rams in order to pick up the veteran and left no doubt about the role they have carved out for him in their defense.
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This report indicates the New Orleans Saints are out of the running for Suh’s services. In his eight seasons as a professional, Suh has been a First-team All-Pro three times and a Second-Team All-Pro twice. He was Authentic Tim Hardaway Jersey the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010 and has put together five Pro Bowl seasons, racking up 51.5 sacks from his defensive tackle spot. Long known as one of the NFL’s dirtiest players, Suh is one of those guys you hate if he’s not on your team. But if he’s in the trenches on your side of the battle, he’s a valuable asset.

Carey entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Browns in 2009, but was claimed by Jacksonville off waivers that August. He spent the year on injured reserve and then made 10 starts for the Jags in 2010. He moved on to Detroit the next year and has only made 12 other starts while carving out a long career as a special teamer.

That figures to be his primary role during this stint with the Jaguars as well.

Game Youth Forrest Lamp Jersey The Cardinals have agreed to trade offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to the Denver Broncos for a sixth-round draft pick, the team announced Friday.

Veldheer started all 53 games in which he has appeared the past four seasons with the Cardinals after signing with Arizona as a free agent in 2014.

H. Wayne Huizenga, the former owner of the Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, and Florida Panthers, died Thursday at the age of 80. His daughter confirmed his death but didn’t disclose the cause to the Sun-Sentinel.

Report: Lions quite interested in Malcolm Butler

Matt Patricia was coordinating the defense that didn’t need Malcolm Butler a little over month ago.
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Now, he’s coaching a team that appears to want Malcolm Butler for the future.

According to Mike Giardi of NBC Sports Boston, the Lions are quite interested in the Patriots free agent cornerback, which would make for quite story.
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The Giants are going to want to get some kind of deal done with Beckham, if they hope to see him on the field at the start of the 2018 season:

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He also said that trading Beckham was not a scenario I would like to see happen.

On Monday afternoon, the New York Daily News reported that the Rams were trying to pursue Beckham in a trade. But that would be quite a tough trade to pull off if they plan to pay Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley this offseason.

Former General Manager Ted Thompson was notably averse to unrestricted free agency, but perhaps Gutekunst is going to be more willing to spend.

The Saints are also expected to pursue Graham, among others.Report: Bills, Bengals swap first-round picks in Cordy Glenn trade

There’s been a lot of speculation about the Bills’ plans at quarterback this offseason, including Austin Czarnik Jersey the notion that they could use their two first-round picks to fuel a trade up to the top of the first round.

It appears that they’ve made a move up the board and they still have two first-rounders at their disposal. According to multiple reports, they have traded the 21st pick in the draft for the 12th pick as part of the deal that will send tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals.

Cornerback Jeremy Lane charged with DUI after January arrest

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has been officially charged with driving under the influence after a January arrest in King County.

Smith-Schuster followed that up by writing that Burfict has been on too much Slurp Juice and now tryna blame me and then posting a video of the hit, which resulted in a suspension for Smith-Schuster last season. The NFL will make the ultimate ruling on any Burfict appeal and we’ll find out if they share Smith-Schuster’s feelings about Burfict’s argument.

As a result of the indictment, a warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest. Prosecutors are working with Bennett’s counsel regarding his surrender.?

The Eagles issues the following statement on the incident:

“We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”

Kerr likes flexibility, adjusting, he says, by matchup.– With those three out, it becomes, almost by default, more about the moment.He was one of the most underrated players the history of the game, my opinion, and one of the greatest Celtic acquisitions of all time, said former Boston teammate Danny Ainge, now the Celtics’ executive director of basketball operations.Closing speed is one of the stronger elements of ‘s game, and that should help him both create turnovers and provide effective over-the-top help to the cornerbacks.claimed cornerback Johnthan Banks off of waivers, coming to the Bears from Detroit.After the 2017, Jr.

I agree Green is one more hit away from missing multiple again or possibly calling it a career.The Cardinals have stated before that they intend to keep their franchise players, and yet headliners really haven’t remained.He nearly mirrored his rookie numbers with 35 catches and 579 yards.Granted, some of those players have been cut, but just as many remain.He goes overboard kind of with everything.

Kevin Pierre-Louis is the expected addition. Draft Diamonds was the first to report that Pierre-Louis is making his way to the Jets and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that it is set to be a two-year, $6 million deal.
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Ravens release veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin

The Ravens signed a couple of wide receivers of varying degrees of production, so they had to let go of a previous attempt to add some pop to their passing game.
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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Ravens are releasing Jeremy Maclin.

Jarome Iginla Elite Jersey The move saves $5 million in cap space, and after a 40-catch season, the 29-year-old Maclin was expendable.
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Gettleman聽got a third-round pick and had to move down just six聽spots in the fourth round to get out from under the Pierre-Paul聽contract, which was potentially an albatross moving forward. The Giants now have four picks in the Top 70 (No. 2 in the first round, No. 34 in the second round, No. 66 in the third round, No. 69 in the third round).

The short-term gain from a salary cap perspective is not tremendously significant, as the Giants will get back $2.5 million. But this isn’t solely about 2018. What clearing the decks of Pierre-Paul’s contract does is set the Giants up to deal with Odell Beckham Jr. and Landon Collins next season – whether that comes with use of the franchise tag for one in negotiation for potential long-term deals for both.

According to CBS Sports analyst Joel Corry, the Giants are saving $12.5 million聽in cash in 2018 because the Bucs Jacob Markstrom Youth jersey will be paying Pierre-Paul’s $11.25 million聽base salary plus聽$1 million聽in per game roster bonuses and his聽$250,000 workout bonus.

Harris, 26, had a solid season, with 5.5 sacks and 34 tackles. He ed in all 16 games with six starts.

He was a seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2014 but ed only six games in two seasons in Oakland. The Jets had Harris in training camp in 2016 before waiving him in the final roster cuts. He sat out most of the 2016 season before Dallas signed him to its practice squad late in the year.

Harris, though, has found a home in Denver.

Report: Dolphins will release Ndamukong Suh

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It looks like the pool of free agent defensive tackles is going to be getting a big addition.
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Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that the Dolphins Authentic Markus Wheaton Jersey will release Ndamukong Suh and that the move could come as early as Monday. The possibility that Miami would move in that direction is one that’s been discussed often since the end of the regular season and a report last week indicated the team was still uncertain about what they planned to do.

Not so.

Lynch looks set to be coach Jon Gruden’s lead back. After taking a year off, Beast Mode took some time to get churning in 2017, but wrecked defenders down the stretch of the season. Lynch finished just 10 yards shy of leading the league in rushing over the final five weeks, averaging 5.2 yards per carry from Week 13 through Week 17.

Gruden said last month he needs full-time Lynch to succeed in 2018. The new contract ensures the glowing words from the coach weren’t hot air.

McDougald replaced Kam Chancellor in the starting lineup last year when Chancellor was lost with a neck injury. Considering the Seahawks aren’t sure whether Chancellor will (or whether they want him to) play again, keeping McDougald around is solid insurance.

A free agent pickup from the Buccaneers prior to last season, McDougald would have been an unrestricted free agent later this week.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the question has come up in the past, because the league realizes the value of televising the workouts at a time when more people are watching.

Given the busy schedule for the players who attend the Combine, moving the workouts to the evening hours would require a complete restructuring of their activities, with the 15-minute speed-dating interviews moving to the morning or afternoon hours, among other changes. As the source explained it, moving to workouts to the evening likely would extend the Combine by a day.
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This won’t stop the league office from continuing to periodically push the idea, because prime-time workouts on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night (for example) would definitely generate bigger TV numbers than morning and early afternoon sessions.

Giants moving Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to safety

A 10-year NFL veteran, Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, played in 15 games this past season. The only game he missed was in Denver Barry Sanders Jersey as he was suspended after he stormed off the field during a loss to the Chargers, then walked out of the team facility after then-coach Ben McAdoo informed him he would not be playing the following week. He is in the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract and is on the books for a salary of $6.48 million with a salary cap hit of $8.5 million. If the Giants cut him, they save $5.1 on the cap. They still could approach him about a cut in pay.
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Although Rodgers-Cromartie at times infuriated previous coaching regimes by asking out of games, he has been reliable, playing in 61 of a possible 64 games since coming to the Giants.

Landon Collins is established as the strong safety, but Darian Thompson struggled in 2017 at free safety, and that is where Rodgers-Cromartie will compete for a starting spot.

Back there you can see that ball a whole lot better, Rodgers-Cromartie said. Ain’t that much responsibility back there at free safety, you’re just back here controlling.

No sir.

No sir, not that I know of, Jackson said when asked if the report was accurate. I’m not going to be a wide receiver at all. I’m a quarterback.

That’s crazy. I thought I did a good job at quarterback, Jackson said with a chuckle. They say what they want to say. I’m here now. I’m at the combine. I’m happy to be here. I just have to show off my ability, yes sir.

Kids Javon Hargrave Jersey Jackson was extremely likeable in his 15-minute interview with reporters. If he can be the same way with teams at the combine, there will be teams that are intrigued by him.

When teams ask why they should draft him, Jackson has a ready answer.
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He had several plays where he would whup an offensive lineman or two, and then barely miss taking the quarterback down.

Even on most of those plays Vea still left a path of destruction and chaos in his wake that made it easy for one of his teammates to clean up the mess and get the sack after he missed.

On top of that Vea had six other pressures where he forced the opposing quarterback into an incompletion because he was bearing down on them with bad intentions.

He was better than those numbers indicated, given that Grant caught 70.3 percent of the passes thrown to him despite the fact that his average target came 9.6 yards downfield.

The only wideouts in the league with 50 targets or more who caught a higher percentage of their passes while picking up their average target further downfield were Allen Hurns, Michael Thomas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyreek Hill and Ted Ginn.

It would hardly have been a surprise to see Grant develop a modest market, but in a league in which Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola just came up with significant multiyear deals, the Ravens had to pay Grant like he had been a starter for years in Washington.

The Jets also addressed one of their other major needs by signing Long to a four-year deal worth $28 million. Wesley Johnson was the starting center last season as the replacement for Nick Mangold, but struggled at times and is now a free agent. Long was a third-round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2014 and played both center and guard for the Redskins. He became Washington’s starter at center early in the 2016 season after a season-ending injury to Kory Lichtensteiger. ”

It took a lot of adjustment physically and mentally,” Long said. ”

It’s definitely different having the ball in your hands. In the meeting rooms is where the big changes came because I grew so much mentally as a player when I had to learn the center position. Ever since then, I’ve been able to build on a solid foundation. I’m excited. I think my best ball is yet to come at that position.”patriots_008

Aaron Judge not eligible for arbitration, to earn $622K

Aaron Judge, the American League Rookie of the Year, will earn $622,300 in the major leagues as part of his one-year contract with the New York Yankees.
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Judge, who led the AL with 52 home runs, is not eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2019 season. He agreed to a split contract in which his salary would drop to $272,250 in the unlikely event he is sent back to the minors.

New York uses a scale based on service time for its players not eligible for arbitration.

Right now parents in Moscow and she makes it, Ovechkin said. It’s kind of nice when someone from your family is in the stands.

Ovechkin got two lengthy standing ovations from the crowd that has been dazzled by his accomplishments since he made his debut in 2005. It was of little surprise he delivered in what was a showdown with another fellow 40-goal scorer in Laine, who idolized Ovechkin growing up.

I was pretty close watching it, Laine said of Ovechkin’s goal 3:53 into the second period. I was in a good spot — just behind him. I was there when he made history, so I can maybe watch that someday and show that I was there getting the minus on the ice.

Kuznetsov got his 21st of the season on a breakaway 4:11 into overtime. He joked that Ovechkin scoring 600 was a free meal for him and was thrilled to put a positive Womens Torrey Smith Jersey capper on the night for Washington.

I didn’t want to get too political, he said. That wasn’t what it was about at the time. I wanted to get my message across. That wasn’t the purpose. At the same time, something needs to be done. The bill, that’s a huge step in the right direction. Hopefully there will be more in the future. The focus needs to be keeping our kids safe.

Miami’s front office, concerned for their player’s future as a father and a husband, not a basketball forward, told him they could no longer risk putting him on the court.
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Just like that, it was over. No more championship trophies to hoist, no more All-Star teams to make, no more gold medals or endorsements or private jet excursions with the guys. Bosh retreated home to his wife, Adrienne, and their four small children, plunked himself on his leather sofa and asked aloud, What the hell just happened?

It’s pretty much like cruising along, going 150 miles an hour in your Porsche — and then you fall into a hole, Bosh says.

I watch the whole small ball thing and say, ‘Damn, I worked my whole career to play in an environment like this. These are my skills. These are my moves.’ But I can’t use them.

NFL free agency: Giants primed for worthy splurge on Andrew Norwell

The Giants have Landon Collins at strong safety, but Darian Thompson struggled at free safety last season. They were going to move Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie to the position before they released him.
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Ross Cockrell is a good place to start as a reasonable re-sign coming off a strong first season with the team. For help from other teams, the Eagles’ Patrick Robinson would be an excellent get for the slot and will be hotly pursued. The Jaguars’ Aaron Colvin and the Bills’ Nickell Robey-Coleman should also be considered inside.

The Cardinals in 2017 got an exceptional half-season from former Packers Pro Bowler Tramon Williams. Because of that play, Bettcher’s presence and Gettleman’s modus operandi, Williams can make for a good bargain on the outside, even as he turns 35.

The Giants don’t have the cap room they did in 2016 when they went nuts with Harrison, Vernon and Jenkins to improve their defense, leading to a wild-card playoff berth. This year, other than a spectacular move on offense, D.J. Hayden Authentic Jersey it will be Gettleman cleaning up the edges so the team is well aligned for the draft.

It’s a massive increase for Brate, 26, who made $690,000 in base salary for 2017.

Brate became Tampa Bay’s starter in 2015 after the team released Austin Seferian-Jenkins. In 2016, he led league tight ends in touchdowns scored (eight) and added six last season.
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He also hauled in 105 passes for 1,251 yards over the past two seasons.

Brate is the second Buccaneer to be locked up with a huge deal in recent days. Receiver Mike Evans agreed to a five-year, $82.5-million extension Friday.

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins already made his slightly aggressive pitch for Graham on Instagram, teasing Texans fans with how good Graham would look in their uniform. Hopkins is right to think this way; tight end is a bigger need for Houston than it might seem.
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The job requires Cunningham to be on the road for 17-to-20 days a month.

At first, he needed a scooter to get around and found it difficult to board a plane. Now he moves with ease. He started taking OrangeTheory high-interval classes on the road because he was bored of working out alone. He can complete the treadmill segments just fine but prefers to row because it’s less pounding on his legs. Really, I can do anything, it’s just a little bit of adaptations I throw in there, he said. My favorite is the Assault bike. I take my leg off and can do it with just one leg.
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The Pelicans (27-21) are currently sixth in a tight West race, three-and-a-half games behind the third-place Spurs (32-19) and three games ahead of the ninth-place Clippers (24-24). FiveThirtyEight’s latest projection gives the Pelicans an 89 percent chance of making the playoffs, but that’s not accounting for Cousins’ injury, which certainly lowers those odds. Still, New Orleans is looking to reach the postseason, and this loss won’t change those plans.

You’ve just got to take it on the head, Smith said of the call. It is what it is.
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Nickell Robey-Coleman Kids Jersey Smith’s rookie season has been one filled with learning experiences like that. Although Smith was one of the most buzzed-about prospects in the lead-up to the draft and following Summer League, he’s been relegated to an afterthought through no fault of his own. Being part of one of the most loaded rookie classes in years means having to compete for attention with the likes of Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Lauri Markkanen and the never-ending Ball family circus.

Smith may have the endorsement of LeBron James, who chastised the Knicks earlier in the season for not drafting him, but the Mavericks are a 16-win team, just two games ahead of the Kings for the worst record in the Western Conference, without much else to draw Dirk Nowitzki Jersey casual fan interest besides what could be Dirk Nowitzki’s farewell tour.

VM: I like interviewing my buddies. Like Jalen Ramsey, Odell [Beckham Jr.]. The interview with Odell was fun. But I think Keegan-Michael Key was probably the best one. He has so much energy. I’ve always been on the other side of interviews, sitting there the way I am now, as you’re asking me questions and I answer. But on the other side it’s really … it’s hard work.