Can he duplicate Jared Goff ‘s breakout 2017 season?

Just as Goff flourished with an influx of talent in the passing game, Trubisky has welcomed Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton and second-round pick Anthony Miller in an overhauled aerial attack.
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The question is whether the promising Nagy has a Al Montoya Jersey golden touch on par with the brilliant Sean McVay.

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He admitted that it took two months to recover from a concussion suffered at the end of his rookie campaign. In November, a collision with cornerback Kyle Fuller caused injury to his MCL and PCL, shortening his season to 10 games.聽

In addition to undergoing counseling, the 25-year-old recently spent more than six weeks in intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation, per Rapoport. In a best-case scenario, he would be cleared for a return just in time for training camp in late July.

Gregory has generated just one sack in 14 career games. Whether he gains reinstatement or not, the Cowboys can’t count on him for a major role in their pass-rushing rotation.

Payne might not have the upside of Vea, but he is an incredible run defender who doesn’t lack for energy or motor. He is also a quick player for his size (ran a 4.95-second 40 at 311 lbs), so he’ll make some plays behind the line when he beats the man in front of him.

Payne should win the starting job at nose tackle, and he should be on the field for most early downs and even some passing downs. He’s going to be a handful for centers and guards, and he’s going to make it difficult for teams to double defensive ends Jonathan Allen and Preston Smith.

LaDainian Tomlinson Says Antonio Gates Should Retire

Antonio Gates is getting some career advice from his friend and former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson — hang it up.

After 15 seasons with the Chargers, the team has cut ties with the 37-year-old tight end — and he still hasn’t been picked up by another squad.

The biggest challenge has been getting in the playbook, making sure I understand all the adjustments we need to make and learning the terminology, Carter said. Everywhere you go, it’s going to be different terminology, so you just want to be speaking the same language as the coaches.

He has bounced around the league as a coach since 2000. 

Now as the leader of the Chargers, the 49-year-old wanted to take care of some unfinished business. He enrolled at UNLV to obtain a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies.

Even though Lynn had waited all these years for the moment, he initially hadn’t planned on walking at graduation.

I just wanted my papers, Lynn said, via Williams. Mail me my damn diploma, I give it to my mom and I’m done.

However, a meeting with his counselor led to a change of heart.

When I told my counselor, when I told her what my plans were, she’d just assumed that I was walking the whole time, Lynn said, per Williams. I never assumed I was walking. The disappointment on her face when I told her I wasn’t coming, it was tough. I thought about it. She made me rethink it. I decided to walk, because if it could inspire one person, then it’s worth it.

Lynn revealed that this was a plan years in the making, dating back to 2014 when he heard someone else’s story of going back to school many years later. At that point, he just had to find the right school.
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Pedro Martinez convinced Yankees’ Luis Severino could become best in game

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Hall of Fame pitcher聽Pedro Martinez could have revised his most famous quote Tuesday night before his bedtime tweet about his protege.
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He could have tipped his cap to Yankees ace Luis Severino and said he’s the Red Sox’s daddy.

Come to think of it, that wouldn’t quite work because Severino’s latest gem just was very good by his growing standards in a 3-2 Yankees victory that tied them for first in the AL East with the Sox.

Martinez deserves at least a little of the credit for Severino’s development from struggling starter in 2016 to All-Star and Cy Young finalist in 2017.

(Pedro) told me that if I change my mechanics a little bit, I’ll be Joakim Noah Youth jersey more consistent in my strike zone, Severino said last October. That’s what I did.

And look at him now.

Eight starts into his 2018 season, Severino is 5-1 with a 2.21 ERA. He’s tied for the league lead in wins, third in innings (53), tied for fifth in strikeouts (63) and seventh in ERA.

Elite Mens Dean Lowry Jersey Now, after months of speculation and vague non-updates, the Seahawks and Chancellor have finally given an update that may conclude this heart-wrenching saga. During the team’s final post-draft press conference two week ago, general manager John Schneider mentioned that the veteran defensive back would undergo another round of neck scans in June. Those scans would make for the next round of information on Chancellor’s health status going into 2018.

The safety himself is now proclaiming they’ll guide his next steps on his NFL future, as well. On Instagram on Saturday, Chancellor posted a picture of a tweet stating he would undergo neck scans in June. Not only did he confirm the story, he added this tidbit in the caption.

Steelers sign two more draft picks

The Steelers started the process of signing draft picks on Wednesday when they agreed to a deal with running back Jaylen Samuels and it continued on Thursday.
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Pittsburgh announced that two more draft picks have signed with the team. Fifth-round safety Marcus Allen and seventh-round defensive tackle Joshua Frazier both have four-year deals and the Steelers have four more picks to sign.

It has been a disastrous opening month for the White Sox. They’ve lost 12 of their past 13 games, had four games postponed and allowed double-digit runs in four straight games last week. All of that was put on to the back burner following the medical scare with Danny Farquhar. Farquhar passed out in the dugout on Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage and remains in critical condition. — Casella

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Specifically, the Charlotte Observer reports, Fuller sent emails and text messages to an unknown number of female employees on the business side of the organization.

The report says the primary concern was the volume of Fuller’s communications with female staffers, not the content of the messages. At least one incident was reported to higher-ups within the organization last year.

The Panthers’ statement on the matter said only that Fuller resigned after he was approached with the result of an investigation centered on multiple complaints made about him. The Panthers said Dontrelle Inman Authentic Jersey nothing about the nature of the complaints.

Fuller was an NFL safety who played for the Seahawks, Packers and Panthers and coached with the Raiders, Packers and Titans before the Panthers hired him.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is in the process of selling the team amid an investigation into his own workplace conduct.

Bears rookie Roquan Smith has team-issued iPad stolen from his car

NFL players often get their playbooks on team-issued tablets, and the Bears may be hoping the tablet they gave first-round draft pick Roquan Smith doesn鈥檛 have an easy-to-guess password.
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Smith got an iPad from the team after he was drafted, and on Saturday he called the police in Athens, Georgia, to report that the iPad had been stolen out of his car.

There was no immediate word about what kind of information the Bears put on the iPad before giving it to Smith, a linebacker who played his college football at Georgia.

The 1972 draft featured 17 rounds (seven rounds these days), and after a while, the selections got slim; presented little chance for success in the NFL. So the Falcons decided to have some late-round fun.

Do we want the roughest, toughest SOB in the draft?!, Falcons coach Norm Van Brocklin reportedly yelled. Atlanta picks Joonas Korpisalo Authentic Jersey John Wayne of Fort Apache State.

Commissioner Pete Rozelle disallowed the pick.
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Person was originally a seventh-round pick in 2011, and has been with the Colts, Seahawks, Rams, Falcons, Chiefs, and Colts again before returning to his roots. His stint with the Falcons coincided with coach Kyle Shanahan鈥檚 time there as offensive coordinator.

Via Field Yates of ESPN, he emerged from a workout which also included Oday Aboushi, Josh LeRibeus, and Brian Schwenke, which gives an idea of what鈥檚 out there at the moment.
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The 49ers used their first-round pick on tackle Mike McGlinchey, then traded right tackle Trent Brown to the 49ers. They also spent money on center Weston Richburg, and have otherwise shuffled the deck up front, bringing in former first-rounder Jonathan Cooper and cutting guard Zane Beadles.

After Hurricane Maria hit his native Puerto Rico, Indians catcher Roberto Perez went almost a week without hearing from his family. Now, as the Indians and Twins face off in San Juan, he and his family remember those struggles.

Center William Karlsson was discarded by two teams in his first three seasons.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s first trip to Las Vegas was a colossal bust. In 2013, the French-born winger’s Skellefteå AIK won the Swedish Hockey League championship, and the team splurged with a weeklong trip to Vegas. Upon arriving at the airport, Belle-mare was told that his passport — which didn’t have a necessary biometric chip — was no good. So instead, he spent the week holed up at his mother’s house in France. Naturally, it rained every day.

Nearly every teammate can relate. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was dumped by the Penguins, for whom he won 375 games (and three Stanley Cups) over 13 seasons. A tad short for scouts’ liking, 5-foot-9 center Jonathan Marchessault toiled with two clubs before breaking out with 30 goals for the Panthers last season. Defenseman Nate Schmidt spent a chunk of last season sitting in the press box as the Capitals’ seventh defenseman.

While his lack of spot shooting kills offensive flow at times, Fultz can have an impact off the ball by staying active as a cutter, playing off the Sixers’ many talented passers.

Brett Brown uses Fultz’s big body as a screener to spring Redick and Belinelli, and Philly could get even more creative with ways to get Fultz on the move to the rim. He’s still learning how to play with more urgency off the ball, but there’s certainly potential there.

But flu or no flu, the Knights are acutely aware of the skepticism that comes from being the first major league sports team in Las Vegas. Well before the season, team ownership doubled down on securing a fan base. In August, two months before puck drop, the Knights rented a 45-foot bus, slathered it with black decals and their team logo, and drove more than 1,000 miles from the city. On a four-day tour, they hosted open skates and meet and greets in towns like Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and Whitefish, Montana — not exactly hockey hotbeds but territory the Knights claimed in their TV distribution rights. “There’s no professional sports team that attacks that marketplace, that’s involved in that marketplace,” owner Bill Foley says. “So we can be their team.”canucks_1157

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Heeding her words, Smart has embraced the diversion of basketball, and he savored the opportunity to be back on the court Tuesday night. But the words on his shoes were a constant reminder of why he was there.
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If he makes it five more seasons, he’ll be 41. Tom Brady led聽the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl in February at age 40.

As for Rudolph, whom the Steelers drafted in the third round this Paul LaDue Jersey past weekend, Big Ben says he could be groomed for the starting slot. But that’s about it for now.聽聽

Well, that’s fine. He can do that, Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette. But I plan on playing for three to five more years, depending on how the line goes and staying healthy, if I can stay healthy.

If he’s going to be their guy, that’s great, but in my perfect world it’s not going to be for a while.

Roethlisberger cited his offensive line and resurgent health as some of the reasons he feels more comfortable committing to more than one or two seasons 鈥?a far cry from his feelings on his future just a year ago.
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The six-time Pro Bowler said he hasn’t met Rudolph yet, but called him a good football player.聽

White has played only five games in three years because of injury, Flowers was replaced by free agent left tackle Nate Solder earlier this off-season and the Broncos drafted Bradley Chubb last week, which could make Ray expendable.

Michael Thomas Kids Jersey The Jaguars’ decision can be viewed as further proof they will build their pass rush around former third-round pick Yannick Ngakoue, who is eligible for a contract extension after this season. But it doesn’t mean the Jaguars are giving up on Fowler 鈥?the sides could come to terms on a new contract before he hits the open market although the choice is now in Fowler’s hands.

Fowler’s fifth-year salary was projected to be $14.2 million had the Jaguars picked up the option. It is the average of the top 10 highest salaries at Fowler’s position and would have been guaranteed for injury only.

D.J. Chark in the second round is a different conversation.聽

Seahawks trade up to take a punter

The Seahawks made a trade with Denver Saturday to move up in the fifth round of the draft and then selected punter Michael Dickson of Texas at number 149 overall, a move that has ominous overtones for the future of veteran Jon Ryan, the team’s longest-tenured player.
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As you might guess by his size and draft position, Settle wears down and becomes much easier to manhandle if he plays too many snaps. He’s also inconsistent with his leverage and the effectiveness of his moves, which is often the case for bigger athletes who lack the conditioning for 70-snap roles on September afternoons.

Settle looks like a cross between Hollis Thomas, Nick Fairley (without the unnecessary roughness penalties) and Dominique Easley (bigger, without the injury history). He can become a real troublemaker Womens Thomas Rawls Jersey in the middle of the line if he keeps his weight low and Washington keeps his snap count reasonable.

I love this pick for a team that needs a 30-snap space-eater over the center and all the depth it can muster to avoid the next injury plague. Grade: A.

Natrell Jamerson is a good value pick at this point in the draft. He’s fast and reliable and has experience as both a return man and kick gunner. Jamerson is athletic enough to develop into a starter at free safety if his technique and tackling improve. Grade: B-plus.

Jamil Demby, a former South Jersey high school standout, played left tackle at Maine but projects to guard in the NFL. He had a strong enough showing at the Senior Bowl to demonstrate that he could play inside in the NFL. He’s a strong, low-center-of-gravity type with enough quickness and tenacity to operate inside a broom closet. Demby will never dominate Fletcher Cox one-on-one and will get beat by speed if forced to operate in space, but he can develop into an adequate starter, assuming he survives facing Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh in camp.

Covington started his Hoosiers career at quarterback but moved to linebacker after an ACL injury. Yes, that sounds backward, but it’s true. Covington flashes excellence on tape, but he is inconsistent, and his workout numbers are ordinary.

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A pro day standout with some double-team munching capabilities. Could end up playing some fourth quarters for Ndamukong Suh, but may get caught in a numbers crunch if the Rams don’t decide to dress 21 defensive tackles every Sunday.

Josh Rosen on NFL draft slide: ‘There were nine mistakes made ahead of me’

Josh Rosen was upset after he was taken 10th overall in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night at the NFL draft.
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Rosen is an extremely qualified franchise quarterback prospect, physically and mentally, but he rubs the NFL hivemind the wrong way. The problem for Rosen and the Cardinals is that the hivemind is persistent and consistent, and it makes sure its prophecies are self-fulfilled. If the Real Football Guys decide some tall kid with good hair deserves 75 chances, the tall kid with good hair gets 75 chances. If someone else doesn’t fit the culture, he had better perform like Randy Moss right away.

So Rosen must be undeniably successful as quickly as possible. Otherwise, he will be othered by the hivemind and find second chances hard to come by while less-gifted quarterbacks who act more like the eager young second lieutenants in old war movies get opportunities instead.

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Arizona may be Rosen’s best landing spot: a quiet media market, an organization that doesn’t get sucked into histrionics, a new coach who won’t be on the hot seat anytime soon and a depth chart full of tall guys with good hair that will be easily climbed once Sam Bradford gets injured (Labor Day) and Mike Glennon generates his 15th turnover (Columbus Day). Derrick White Womens Jersey In three years, we may be wondering what other teams were thinking when they let Rosen fall to the Cardinals. Let’s hope so. Because the NFL hivemind could always use another kick in its complacency.

The Browns also saw a leader. Studying his body language, command of the huddle, and how he relates to teammates and coaches, as well as how he handled himself in pre-draft interviews, Cleveland officials came away impressed. Mayfield will get in a teammate’s face and demand better effort out of him just as soon as he will slap him on the butt and praise him. No moment has ever seemed too big for Mayfield, and players respect him and feed off of the edge and confidence with which he carries himself.

Dorsey and McCloughan spent extensive time with Brett Favre during their time together in Green Bay, and they see聽a number of similarities in Favre and Mayfield’s mannerisms and competitive fire.

Baker Mayfield is the ultimate competitor, Dorsey said. He is revered by his teammates. He has earned everything he has ever had from high school, to college, and now here. He is a winner, he’s competitive, I mean, he really is.

The Browns also looked at Mayfield and saw a straight-shooter. He had personal questions to answer leading up to the draft. What was he thinking planting the Oklahoma flag at the center of the Ohio State field? How about when made an obscene gesture while yelling expletives at Kansas players and coaches? And what about the time he ran from police in Arkansas before getting arrested and聽later pleading guilty to public intoxication?
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Mayfield owned up to every mistake, explaining he had acted immaturely and that he understood as the face of a franchise, he couldn’t afford to make the same kinds of mistakes. He impressed the Browns with his candor, humility and understanding for the need for accountability.

Raiders schedule 2018: Jon Gruden returns to less of a grind

Toughest tests: The Raiders were terrible on the road last season, going only 2-6 after they went to the playoffs with a 6-2 mark the season prior. They’ve got to get back to grinding for Gruden and winning close games away from the Black Hole. Opponent-wise, the Rams and Steelers plus their difficult AFC West foes make the home schedule more daunting in what could be the final season in Oakland. Denver, Kansas City and Los Angeles round out what’s arguably the league’s best division.

Biggest breaks: The Browns and Colts look like they would be breaks, but really, the most favorable matchups are on the road against the Cardinals, Bengals and Dolphins. Those five games are critical for the Raiders to return to the playoffs.

Bottom line: The Raiders will be significantly better under Gruden in time, but the coaching change plus remixed personnel in a difficult division will hold them back in the short term. Although Oakland will hang around in the AFC wild-card race because of the schedule’s weaknesses, the team will fall short of its surprise 2016 form. Record prediction: 8-8

The players in the room sounded off about why Colin Kaepernick, who voiced his social activism by kneeling during the anthem before games, had not been signed yet. The biggest theme seemed to be the consensus that the former 49ers quarterback should, in fact, be on a team.

“If he was on a roster right now, all this negativeness and divisiveness could be turned into a positive,” Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long said at the meeting adding, “We all agree in this room as players that he should be on a roster.”

Kaepernick’s former teammate Eric Reid, who was the first to kneel alongside him, was direct in saying Kaepernick was being blackballed.

“I feel like he was hung out to dry,” Reid said. “Everyone in here is talking about how much they support us. Nobody stepped up and said we support Colin’s right to do this. We all let him become Public Enemy No. 1 in this country, and he still doesn’t have a job.”

The conversation shifted into discussing ways around the continued attacks from President Donald Trump, who took to Twitter many times to express his disapproval of the player protests.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the problem is, “We have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America. It’s divisive and it’s horrible.”
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