Dorsey explains when he knew Baker Mayfield was Browns’ guy, why he kept it a secret

It’s been six days since the Browns ended the great mystery of the 2018 Womens Tre’Davious White Jersey NFL Draft and selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first-overall pick. Before the draft, the Browns guarded their draft plans like the Empire guarded the Death Star plans at Scarif Mayfield didn’t even emerge as the betting favorite until the day of the draft. But now that the draft is over, the Browns are opening up about their process.
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On Wednesday, during an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, Browns general manager John Dorsey explained when he knew Mayfield was his guy and why he kept the pick a secret from his own staff and his wife.

The indictment says Gatto and others concealed payments to Preston’s mother by transferring money to an AAU team controlled by the unidentified Adidas consultant. Sources told ESPN that Gassnola is the consultant, who is referred to as CC-3 in the indictment. Among the noted payments, prosecutors say the consultant delivered $30,000 to the player’s mother at a hotel room in New York on Oct. 31, 2016, and another $20,000 in cash at a hotel room in Las Vegas on Jan. 19, 2017. The consultant also wired $15,000 to his mother on June 14, 2017.

In August 2017, the indictment alleges, De Sousa’s legal guardian informed the consultant that the player had received illicit payments to attend a school sponsored by one of Adidas’ rivals. The guardian told the consultant that the student-athlete was more interested in attending Kansas, but would need to repay payments from the rival apparel company in order to do so.

Kids buzzed past him during their off time at a nifty players’ lounge to stand in line for pictures with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster… and his French bulldog, Boujee.

Even former Alabama All-American safety and projected top-10 NFL draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick, who traded his signature curled locks for a fresh fade, was more recognizable than Chubb.

I come out here and no one knows me. That’s like the perfect thing, the former NC State All-American defensive end told ESPN at the competition. It keeps me working hard. I want to keep proving people wrong, no matter what I do. Playing football, everybody doubted me from high school to now.
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Limited Womens Joe Pavelski Jersey The lack of attention from the sport’s rising stars didn’t really bother Chubb, but he does sense a trend. As names like Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen and their dazzling arms buried Chubb in draft talk, he was prepared to hear several names before his on draft night, which was proved right as he went No. 5 to the Denver Broncos. And he is convinced the teams who passed on him have made a mistake.

Detroit Lions’ 2018 UDFA tracker

Now that the draft is complete, the Detroit Lions have begun to reach out to undrafted players to flesh out the roster. Below is a list of prospects who have reportedly agreed with the team.
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Please note, there is often some fluidity to these announcements because the agreements won’t be formalized for a few days.

Bottom Line: Penny may not be the human highlight reel for the Seahawks that he was for the Aztecs, but he’s a high-effort runner coaches are going to want to give carries to.

Still, this selection is鈥nscrutable. Many experts assumed the Seahawks would seek reinforcements for what’s left of the Legion of Boom, but they drafted heavily in the secondary last year. Offensive line is always a sinkhole, but the Seahawks decided years ago that they were going to pretend not to notice. Penny feels like a luxury for a team that entered the draft with just one pick among the top 100 and is clearly doing some renovations, if not a rebuild. And there may be better running backs on the board. Sorry, Penny: Don’t take this grade personally. It’s not you, it’s them.

Jones had tremendous success early in his tenure, drafting the triplets and winning three Super Bowls in four seasons during the 1990s. But in the 21 seasons since the franchise’s last title, his approach to roster-building specifically at the NFL Draft, have yielded just three playoff wins.
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In the past few drafts, though, Jones, along with his son Stephen (vice president Authentic Malcolm Smith Jersey and the director of player personnel) and has hit on some big draft picks including quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, as well as three pro-bowl linemen ( guard Zach Martin, left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travs Frederick).

Bleacher Report profiled Marcus Davenport earlier in April. The short version: athletic marvel and late bloomer; obliterated blockers at the mid-major level; looked lost at the start of Senior Bowl practices but caused sacks and turnovers in the game; mild-mannered Silent Storm personality off the field.

One thing to point out about Davenport’s level of competition is that UTSA plays in Conference USA, which may not be the conference it was 15 years ago, but it ain’t the Division VI East Prairie Nowhere Conference, either. The offensive linemen Davenport tossed around like bags of flour were FBS athletes. So the ramp-up to NFL competition won’t be as extreme as it’s made out to be, though he’s still fundamentally very raw.

Teddy Bridgewater roster spot with Jets in jeopardy

Teddy Bridgewater’s roster spot with the New York Jets is in jeopardy following the team’s selection of Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.
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Ravens (from Eagles) 鈥斅燣amar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Newsome’s swan song will be one to remember as he trades back into Round 1 for the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson passed for 3,000 yards and rushed for 1,500 each of the past two seasons, the only player in college football history to post such historic numbers. And, make no mistake, he did this from a pro-style offense coached by Bobby Petrino. Still, Jackson will have to work on his mechanics, one reason he was a 57% passer in college. He should have time to develop as Flacco winds down and may find an important tutor in Baltimore’s newly signed backup, 2012 offensive rookie of the year Robert Griffin III. A draft bookended by Heisman winners becomes the first since 1999 with five quarterbacks taken in the first round.

Browns 鈥?Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan: Maybe it’s not optimal to bring a Wolverine to Ohio, but Cleveland did take Jabrill Peppers last year. Hurst would be another nice addition to this blossoming defense, a gap-shooting interior presence who can capitalize on the attention Myles Garrett commands off the edge.

Giants 鈥?Will Hernandez, G, Texas El-Paso: Here’s a beloved hog molly for GM Dave Gettleman. New York now has Saquon Barkley to ignite a dormant ground game, but a lack of talent in the backfield wasn’t the only reason for those struggles. Hernandez is a mauler who will blast open lanes for Barkley and also take good care of Eli Manning.

Browns (from Texans) 鈥?Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon: A 6-5, 309-pounder to take over for departed Joe Thomas as well as becoming the new man on Baker Mayfield’s blind side. Cleveland’s line is solid elsewhere, a good situation for Crosby, who could expect help from tight ends and chipping backs as he acclimates.

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White Sox place OF Avisail Garcia on 10-day DL with hamstring strain

The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.

Garcia was hurt Monday night while running out a grounder in the second inning of a 10-4 victory over Seattle. He attempted to pull up a few steps short of first base and then fell. He was assisted off the field and left the game.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria says the injury is considered “mild to moderate” and will be reassessed in a few days.

“Everybody’s been very down to earth. There’s a humility there. There’s a formula there for success, and I sit in the team meetings and I see the organization,” Cousins said.

“I see the attention to detail and I see the professionalism, and it’s just no surprise why there was success last year.”

Watkins appeared in 12 regular-season games for the Irish last season. He recorded 28 tackles, broke up eight passes and had one interception. He was not a starter for the Irish but could start at another school.

“You want to bring the safety down in the box and play an eight-man front, we have a quarterback that can recognize that and create some matchups on the outside that are one-on-one,” Gruden said. “This man has made a living going down the field, getting the football. It’s a great day for us. We have a lot to prove and we’re anxious to prove it.”

After sitting out in 2016, Bryant had 50 catches for 603 yards and three touchdowns last season. Bryant, 26, has one year left on his contract and said he learned from his suspension.

“Just a reality check and just seeing all the people who were there for me, who was really there and who wasn’t,” Bryant said. “I stayed close to my family, and I have a son that’s about to be born, so I just stayed focused on my family and just working out and taking care of myself and being the best Martavis Bryant I can be. I wasn’t able to play football, so I tried to stay away from it and just focus on my family and myself.
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Seahawks making less excuses for keeping players on their draft board

After a strong run of drafts from 2010-2012 that helped build the Seahawks into a Super Bowl champion in 2013, Seattle has been far less effective in finding top-tier talent in the NFL Draft over the last several seasons. With the team undergoing significant changes to their roster and coaching staff this offseason, the way they handled the draft process has been overhauled as well.
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It’s draft week. The draft is coming. Eventually. Inevitably. Hopefully.

Darnold has been a popular prediction to be the first player off the board on Thursday night even before the Browns were set for the No. 1 spot in the order, but Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns have cooled on the former USC starter in recent days. Per Cabot, the sense is that the choice is narrowing to Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen.
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It’s not the first time that we’ve heard talk about either of those quarterbacks going first overall, although any talk at this point in the process has to be looked at with the thought Mark Scheifele Youth jersey of drumming up interest in a trade with a team that’s targeted either player for their own offense. If that’s the case, it apparently hasn’t worked thus far.

Browns General Manager John Dorsey told Steve Wyche of NFL Media that the team has yet to field any legit trade offers at this point. There’s time for that to change and the identity of the top pick may remain shrouded until things get going on Thursday night.
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The fact that the charges were all misdemeanors helps Fowler avoid the baseline punishment of a six-game suspension; however, Fowler previously was arrested for assault against a police officer/EMT and resisting arrest without violence. Since the original focus of the Personal Conduct Policy was to address repeat offenders, Fowler’s status as a repeat offender could become a problem, when it’s time for the NFL to render a decision.

Bengals take Ohio State center Billy Price at 21

Guice undoubtedly has first-round talent, with some draft experts listing him as the No. 2 running back prospect behind Saquon Barkley.The Giants were not going to go into the season without upgrading their kicking game, and now they won’t have to. They acquired punter Riley Dixon in a trade Friday with the Broncos, sending a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick to Denver.
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Beckham set foot on a field on Thursday, participating in individual drills. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com has posted video of Beckham wearing a helmet and running a pass route with another player covering him.

It’s not high intensity, it’s not full speed. But it’s Beckham wearing a helmet and catching a football after setting foot on a field.

The real question is whether he’ll show up and participate when it’s time to have team drills during OTAs and whether he’ll participate in training camp without getting a new contract.

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Green played 12 NFL seasons, including eight with the Packers. He remains Green Bay’s career rushing leader with 8,322 yards. Green also played with Houston and Seattle.
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The Giants had two seventh-round picks in 2019, gaining an extra one in a trade with the Rams for linebacker Alec Ogletree.

Brad Wing handled the punting duties the past three seasons, but he struggled in 2017 and was released March 10, leaving only Austin Rehkow of Idaho on the roster at punter. Wing’s Drew Stafford Authentic Jersey net average of 37.5 yards was the lowest in the league in 2017.

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Dolphins to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option

The Dolphins are among the teams with decisions to make about 2019 options for their 2015 first-round picks before May 3 and they’ve made their call.
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According to multiple reports, the Dolphins have decided to exercise their option on wide receiver DeVante Parker’s contract. The option, which is guaranteed against injury only, will come with a salary somewhere north of $9 million.

Yes, he would say, later in his life. It does make you wonder. Josh Allen’s draft day started in a panic.
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It ended in contrition, relief and a newfound determination to prove he’s a changed man.

As racially insensitive tweets surfaced overnight Wednesday into Thursday from Allen when he was in high school, questions began to rise about the quarterback.

The Colts held their first minicamp of the Frank Reich era this week and one change from past years was a higher tempo at practice.

Reich explained that he wants the team to practice fast and then the game slows down because players are used to the required pace. There Rourke Chartier Jersey is one exception to Reich’s need for speed, however.

It was after his visit with the Giants that Barkley sensed he might be spending a whole heck of a lot more time at the New Jersey facility.

Leaving there, I just felt like that’s home, Barkley said. That’s the place where I wanted to be. If I had to pick, that would be the place that I would pick. Walking into that facility and you see the four Super Bowl rings just hanging in a trophy case, that right there just shows you the mindset and the standard of that place.

Mason Rudolph: He’s big, he’s not quick. I like him. I don’t think he’ll be a first-rounder. Can move a little bit in the pocket and he throws the long ball very well. Not an overpowering arm by no means. But he’s gonna be a good, solid prospect.One of the most talented receivers on the draft board has dug himself into a deeper hole.

Former Florida receiver Antonio Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL combine after testing positive for marijuana, ESPN reported.

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The city and the team definitely appreciated what Wade did Monday night.

“The first game is the only one that matters from a one-game-at-a-time approach,” he said. “Obviously, they’ve had our number the last few years. We’ve lost eight in a row against them. So it’s exciting to start at home against them with a division game.”

Rivers has been particularly snake-bitten by the Chiefs. He has thrown 30 career interceptions versus K.C., most against any opponent, including a whopping six in two tilts last season. Luckily he will no longer have to face Marcus Peters twice a year.

The changes on the Kansas City defense could be the biggest beneficiary for Rivers, who has struggled mightily against the division foe. With the Chiefs trading away Peters and saying goodbye to the likes of Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali, Rivers will be facing a revamped defense still attempting to gel.

Division games are always important. The level of significance gets magnified when it opens the season, and you’ve lost eight straight times to that opponent.

“I feel like my experience was what I needed. I feel like it made me appreciate, it made the city of Miami appreciate everything.”

Philadelphia led Game 2 by as many as nine points in the first quarter. But then Wade checked in, and he single-handedly turned around the game in the first half, outscoring the Sixers by himself 21-20 over the final 15 minutes of the half.

When Philadelphia made a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter to close to within two points with 4:29 left in the contest, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra brought Wade back in. From there, Wade immediately went into closer mode:

The Philadelphia Eagles and backup quarterback Nick Foles have agreed to a revised contract for the 2018 season that includes a mutual option for 2019, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Friday, per two sources informed of the agreement between the sides.
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Buccaneers picking up fifth-year option on Jameis Winston

The Buccaneers are convinced that Jameis Winston is still their future, so they’re going to pay him accordingly next year. For now.
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According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are picking up the fifth-year option on quarterback Jameis Winston’s contract.

The option will pay Winston $20.922 million in 2019, and is guaranteed for injury.

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Eli Manning on Thursday held his annual workout at Duke University 鈥?where his college coach at Ole Miss, David Cutcliffe, is the head coach. Manning was joined by teammates Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall, Evan Engram, Roger Lewis, Rhett Ellison and Wayne Gallman.

Although workouts are voluntary at this time of year, every player on the Chiefs’ roster attended on the first day.

Heat: Goran Dragic scored 20 points and James Johnson had 18.

76ers: Philly native and Hollywood star Kevin Hart rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell and sat courtside a few seats down from Allen Iverson.

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The 76ers held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Hal Greer. Greer died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81. He’s the 76ers’ career leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.

He was a graceful man. He was class. He was a gentleman, Brown said.

Ryan Leaf sees bust potential in Baker Mayfield

Twenty years after Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf became the first and second overall picks in the draft, one player is largely silent 鈥?and the other keeps on talking. But the one who many would say should be talking isn’t, and the one who many would say shouldn’t be talking is.
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Leaf, unlike most of the people who are talking about the incoming draft class, is willing to try to answer that question. Though his method may be far less than scientific, his views merit consideration. Last year, for example, Leaf flagged Deshaun Watson as the most impressive of the incoming quarterbacks, and Leaf was right.

Despite Leaf’s lack of significant playing experience (he started 21 career games), he knows a thing or two about quarterbacks booming or busting because he busted unlike any other. And his most recent comments about Mayfield weren’t the first time Leaf spoke about the 2017 Heisman winner.

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Most of the outfield was cordoned off, and tarpaulins and buckets on both the infield and outfield were being used to catch leaks and drips.

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