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We know y’all going to keep the scorecard. You all are going to say who is out there or not,said Harris, who joined the majority of his teammates in taking a knee before one game last September but聽otherwise has not demonstrated. (Players)聽will still get judged.

And understandably so.

In answering a simple question of whether he had spoken to Flacco as of last week and saying no, Jackson opened the social-media floodgates to speculation that the veteran QB had his nose out of joint. But believing that to be so is premature even though Flacco has not spoken with media since the draft.

I expect Flacco to handle things in a professional manner when he and Jackson cross paths at the Ravens’ practice facility during OTAs. It’s also likely that the 33-year-old will not go out of his way to help a rookie who is earmarked to take his starting job at some point.
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Steve Wilks: “Pretty exciting” to have David Johnson back out there

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said he didn’t want to get “too excited” about how anyone looks at this point in the calendar, but he sounded pretty happy about how one key player looked during the first organized team activity of the offseason.

That player is running back David Johnson, who missed all but a handful of snaps last season due to a wrist injury suffered during the first week of the regular season. According to Wilks, Johnson put some of that pent-up energy to good use on Tuesday.

This also will hold the audience in place, giving fans fewer reasons to stray during lulls in the action, since they’ll be scanning the available options for the next bet they’ll be placing, before the next play begins.

However sports betting shakes out, every sports league and network that televises sports should be immediately figuring out how to deliver real-time action, since it will be the best (and perhaps only) way to enjoy real-time action from home.

“We’re getting more information,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said. “[Rockets owner] Tilman [Fertitta] is very engaged with it. He and I have been talking about [what can be done.] I’d call it a recognition of the importance of supporting all of our community. We’re actively trying to figure out how we can best impact those people affected by it.

“It’s amazing that these things seem to be more and more commonplace now. This hits close to home because it’s right down the street. We’re going to make sure we get all the appropriate information and deliver the appropriate tribute and support that we can.”

Rockets guard Chris Paul gave an impassioned statement Friday, saying the playoffs were “minor compared to what is taking place down in Santa Fe.”

Saturday, he talked more about the incident. “I have two kids of my own who I take to school … and you hope they come back to you.

“Prayers go out to those families and everyone that was affected by it. This is becoming somewhat of the norm and shouldn’t be.

NBA offseason moves: Trades, free agency and draft decisions

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Fenton was accompanied by his wife, Nona, who was once his high school sweetheart in Massachusetts, and his two adult sons, P.J. and Owen, and daughter-in-law, Stefanie. There’s a granddaughter in the family as well.

Suter was a familiar face to Fenton in the crowd, too. The Predators drafted him in the first round in 2003 while Fenton was director of player personnel. Leipold owned the Predators then, too.

We have mutual friends that say good things about each other, so I don’t think it’s going to be a difficult transition at all, said Boudreau, who will enter his third season with the Wild. We’re hockey guys, and when we’re getting together we’re going to be talking hockey all the time. That’s what we love to do. He spent a lot of years looking at the minors. I’ve been a lot of years in the minors. I think it should end up being a really good relationship.

Details of the alterations to the contract have arrived this week. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Taylor’s base salary for the 2018 season has dropped from $4.25 million to $975,000. Some of the money was converted into a signing bonus.

As a result of that tweak, Taylor’s cap number has dropped by $2.75 million. Assuming no other changes were made, Taylor’s contract calls for him to make a base salary of $4.075 million in 2019.

The Cardinals sent a 2020 sixth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for Taylor. He’s a good bet to start across from Patrick Peterson in the Arizona defense.

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Fleury stopped 151 of 161 shots in the series, and allowed just six goals the rest of the way after giving up four in the opener.
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Everybody’s stepping up at different times, Fleury said.

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Carson Wentz is back on the field, but not participating in OTAs

Fewer than six months ago, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore an ACL. With Eagles fans everywhere wondering whether he’ll be ready for Week One (and some of them perhaps secretly hoping he won’t be, so that Nick Foles can take a proper victory lap for winning Super Bowl LII), Wentz was back on the practice field Tuesday, as the Eagles launched Organized Team Activities.
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Anytime you’re rehabbing, you have to be careful, Wentz said. Trust what the trainers and doctors are saying and be smart with it.

Being smart applies in many different ways for Wentz. Balanced against that will be the urgency to get back onto the field before Foles potentially performs well enough to keep Wentz on the sidelines well after he’s good enough to play.

Authentic Kids Esa Lindell Jersey He ended last season on injured reserve with a lacerated kidney and that injury opened the door for more playing time for Gates. It looked like they would be his final games as a member of the team as the team said goodbye to him in April, but Gates reportedly wants to keep playing and it seems inevitable that the team will be asked about a change of heart if Henry’s initial diagnosis holds.

Virgil Green, Braedon Bowman, Sean Culkin, Cole Hunt and Ben Johnson are the other tight ends on the Chargers roster at the moment.

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Home run of the day: Juan Soto, the Nationals 19-year-old just up from Double-A, did this:

He’s the first teenager to homer since some guy named Harper, and only six players since 1965 have homered at a younger age: Cesar Cedeno, Robin Yount, Ken Griffey Jr., Andruw Jones, Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar.

Patriots drafting Danny Etling ‘effectively ends’ Johnny Manziel exploration

For a while there, it sure looked like the New England Patriots might have some real interest in bringing in Johnny Manziel to see what the former first-rounder can do. Well, it appears that window has closed, at least for the present time.
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ESPN’s Mike Reiss wrote on Sunday that, A trickle-down effect of the Patriots drafting LSU’s Danny Etling in the seventh round is that I believe it effectively ends the team’s exploration into Johnny Manziel.

That makes sense. Etling is no prize, but he’s a guy the Patriots can develop without any fanfare behind the scenes for as long as Tom Brady continues to play.

It is going to take time for Jackson to adjust too. He needs to work on his mechanics and is likely at least a year away from being ready to lead an NFL franchise. Fortunately, Jackson landed with a team that won’t need to rush him into the starting role.
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In a couple of years, Jackson may be the best signal-caller from this draft class. As a rookie, though, he’s going to give occasional flashes of what he can become and not much more.

The conflict is now people are treating him differently than who he knows he really is. And so he has to be able to distinguish the difference between [the two and tell himself], ‘This is who people think I am and want to treat me this way because I am the first pick, I am a Heisman Trophy winner, but I, as Baker Mayfield, have to remember that I’m a twice walk-on, and I have to keep that Mark Giordano Womens Jersey edge about me, or this game and the entertainment value around this game will eat a player up and spit him out.

There’s a lot to like about Darnold. He has prototypical size (6’3, 221 lbs). He’s athletic. He moves well in the pocket. And he has the arm talent to make all the throws. He passed for 4,143 yards last season with 26 touchdowns.

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Washington makes Trey Quinn this year’s Mr. Irrelevant

Washington had the honor of making the final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, and added some depth at wide receiver.

With the 256th overall pick, Washington chose Southern Methodist wide receiver Trey Quinn.

The Lions claimed they did a standard employee background check on Patricia and the incident was not uncovered. Lions owner Rod Wood said he was unaware of the charge until the newspaper contacted the team for comment.

The Ravens, who dealt up to get him with the final pick of the first round, were no exception.

Baltimore, in fact, did plenty of work in that regard, and it was that planning that led to a real milestone in the vetting process, which set the stage for what happened on that Thursday night in Texas.

Jones opened up about hisbiggest regret, which is that he wasn’t able to build a championship team while Romo and Witten were still playing.

There’s no doubt that the personal feeling I have about what Tony Romo and Jason Witten brought to the Cowboys during their career, I don’t think I’ve had a moment in the day that at some time I don’t reflect back on those good years and what they contributed, Jones said, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.

And I’ve said this: From my standpoint, I can’t help but say, ‘Boy, I really dropped the ball not doing enough to get them in a Super Bowl. That will be and is my biggest regret about my time with the Cowboys.

Jones certainly gambled on more than one occasion trying to win a title with those guys. But all too often, the decisions that were made ended up being ill advised, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The team’s offense was absolutely loaded for a while, especially when DeMarco Murray was teamed up with Romo, Witten and Dez Bryant. But in the end Dallas was never able to get past divisional round.sabres_073

Yankees’ Brett Gardner gets blunt about rough start

Only a聽masochist would truly nitpick the Yankees, who have won 16 of 17 games and sit tied with the Red Sox atop the American League East.
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I’m not happy with how things have been going for me the last couple of weeks, the veteran leadoff man said before Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

He’s walking in 13.3 percent of his at-bats, well above the league average of 8.9 percent, according to Fangraphs.

But it also appears Gardner has had trouble lifting the ball. He’s hit 51.6 percent of his balls on the ground so far this year, much higher than his 44.5 percent average of last year, when he popped a career-high 21 home runs and post ed a.778 OPS.

According to’s Statcast, Gardner hasn’t hit a single ball on the sweetspot of the bat this season, though his 85.3-mph exit velocity isn’t far off his career average.

They have history of running the ball and using backs in certain ways. I think with the power in my game with a little bit of quickness to break tackles and the leadership I can bring, with the football IQ on top that I can bring to Carolina hopefully puts them over the hump.

Anderson has a point on Carolina’s commitment to the running game, of course.

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The Lions hired Patricia聽as the 27th head coach in team history on Feb. 5, a day after the New England Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Patricia spent 14 seasons with the Patriots, the only other NFL team he’s worked for, and was the team’s defensive coordinator the last six seasons.

The Lions interviewed five other candidates during the search process, but focused their efforts on landing Patricia from the start.

Victor Cruz isn’t giving up yet

There’s a fairly common dynamic in pro football that arises when a veteran player wants to keep playing but no one wants him to play for their team. Like Bruce Willis in the final scene of The Sixth Sense (1999 says, Spoiler alert), the player often is the last one to realize his career is dead.
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Only 31, Cruz’s career became derailed when he tore a patellar tendon during the 2014 season. He missed all of 2015 due to a calf injury, played 15 games with 12 starts for the Giants in 2016, and did not play in a regular-season game last year.

I had a lot of quality guys that were able to help me out a lot when I was a kid, coming into this game [at] 21, 22 years old, just trying to find my way, Campbell told Mike Kaye of First Coast News. I think it’s everybody’s duty 鈥?if you play this game long enough 鈥?it’s your duty to pass down the knowledge you’ve learned to keep the game strong.

Campbell, 31, is entering his 11th NFL season, his second with Jacksonville after signing a four-year, $60 million deal last offseason.

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Campbell said he gives a lot of advice.

Simms expects the Giants to be a lot better this year than they were last year. Of course, it’s hard to be much worse than the Giants were last season.

Heading into the season, the Yankees were concerned about their infield, sans shortstop, knowing they had reinforcements along the way. Veterans Brandon Drury, Neil Walker and Adam Lind were brought in. How quickly Boone turned to the rookies was something to monitor. With Greg Bird on the shelf, Boone called upon Tyler Austin to share first base with Walker, then an injury to Brandon Drury instigated the recall of Miguel Andujar.

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The commission, in addition to Rice and Robinson, also includes NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill, former coaches John Thompson III and Mike Montgomery, school presidents, athletic directors and USA Basketball chairman Martin Dempsey.

It was tasked to focus on three areas: the relationship of the NCAA with apparel companies, grassroots basketball and agents; the NCAA’s relationship with the NBA and the one-and-done rule; and the relationship between schools and the NCAA.

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The Saints are one of 10 teams with less than $7 million in available cap space, per NFLPA records.

Fleener had 72 catches for 926 yards and five touchdowns in 27 games for the Saints over the last two years.

Cousins will be a free agent this summer. Zach Lowe examines how New Orleans’ postseason success changes the calculus for re-signing the injured All-Star center.

Oklahoma City doesn’t have a ton of options beyond playing better. Outside its starting five, Billy Donovan — and by the way, do we have any idea yet what Donovan stands for as an NBA coach? — trusts only Raymond Felton, Patrick Patterson, Jerami Grant, and Alex Abrines. Only Grant has really impacted the series. He has been better than Anthony, frankly.

Sabathia takes Sheffield under wing

The Mets will designate Harvey for assignment after he refused to accept a minor-league assignment, general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Friday.

Earlier Friday, a source with knowledge of the Yankees’ personnel decisions said, Don’t bet on it, when asked if a Yankees-Harvey union could be imminent.

The next stop for Witten and his diamond-encrusted football will likely be the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 11-time Pro Bowler ranks fourth all-time in career receptions, and no one will be shocked if Witten is becomes a first-ballot Hall of Famer in five years.

The Cowboys trust Dak Prescott to both push the ball downfield and show touch on shorter, safer throws. But the QB needs some of that burden eased with either a young wideout who can run well after the catch or a big-bodied No. 1 who can replace Bryant.

Ridley and Moore are excellent options for the former type of receiver. Ridley might not have ideal top-end speed, but he’s good at creating separation both on the perimeter and in the middle, and he can catch everything. Moore can take over games with volume and can take any play to the house.

Gettleman also proved he has no fear of drafting running backs in the top 10 when he picked Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 overall with the Panthers last year before he was fired as GM. McCaffrey had 1,086 combined rushing and receiving yards as a rookie.

Barkley is extra valuable and appealing as a back who can stay on the field in passing downs; he had 54 receptions for 632 yards last season. Over his three years at Penn State, he amassed 3,843 rushing yards, 1,195 receiving yards and 51 combined touchdowns. He can do for Manning and the Giants as much or more than what Gurley did for Goff and the Rams last season (2,093 combined yards, 19 touchdowns) in helping Los Angeles to a division title.

Although Elvis isn’t in our current plans, Lynch said in a statement, we would never close the door on a potential return in the future.

Last year, Dumervil, 34, had 6.5 sacks on a team that didn’t have another player manage more than three sacks. The 49ers had the sixth-fewest sacks (30) in the NFL and don’t have a player on their current roster with more than 10 career sacks.