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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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John Schneider says Seahawks haven’t addressed quarterback position enough in draft

Youth DeMarco Murray Jersey The Seattle Seahawks have drafted only one quarterback in the eight years the front office has been led by head coach Pete Carroll and G.M. John Schneider. That selection was a massive success as it gave Seattle Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, who has helped guide the Seahawks to five playoff appearances, two Super Bowl trips and a championship in his six seasons under center.
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Game Kids Jersey However, Schneider came to Seattle from the Green Bay Packers organization. He brought with him the fundamental idea of wanting to draft a quarterback every year like his former boss Ted Thompson aspired to do with the Packers. With only one quarterback selected in eight years, Schneider doesn’t feel he’s done a good enough job of bringing quarterbacks to Seattle.

Davis was re-signed and Morris added to the roster in recent weeks to fill out the team’s quarterback room as OTAs begin. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Schneider took a quarterback for the first time since drafting Wilson in 2012.

Griffin was born with a condition that resulted in amputation of his left hand when he was 4. He never has let it stop him, making 195 tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles in his career at UCF.

Griffin improved his draft stock with a 4.38-second 40-yard dash and 20 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press in Indianapolis.

I’m hoping to be drafted and whatever team gives me an opportunity to be drafted and gives me an opportunity to play with them, that’s going to be Rodney McLeod Youth jersey a team that’s going to get a good caliber guy who’s going to give everything I’ve got, Griffin said. Whatever team does give me an opportunity, they’re going to see what Shaq Griffin is all about.

Durant, as he showed in the Game 5 victory over the Spurs, can carry the team. He is arguably the best pure scorer in the association. But if he’s continually trapped in pick-and-roll sets and the floor spacing is less than stellar, this could prove to be problematic in the next round against the New Orleans Pelicans, who swept the higher-seeded Portland Trail Blazers and often trapped Damian Lillard to force others to try to beat them.

Report: Shaq Barrett will sign restricted tender with Broncos on Monday

Outside linebacker Shaq Barrett will sign his restricted free agent tender Monday, Troy Renck of Denver7 reports.
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The Broncos placed a second-round tender worth $2.19 million on Barrett.

Only Barrett, Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen, Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams and Chiefs defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches have yet to sign their restricted tenders, via NFLTradeRumors. Broncos center Matt Paradis signed his restricted tender Friday.
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Everyone in here is talking about how much they support us 鈥?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.

But the owners were more interested in damage control, the Times reports.There will be no encore for Dez Bryant in Dallas.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s draft in Arlington, Texas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones preemptively put rumors of a potential reunion with the polarizing wide receiver to bed.

Wayne spent three years with the Colts after Manning departed for the Broncos and had a brief stint with the Patriots during the summer of 2015 before calling it a career.

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The original image racked up more than 37,000 likes and thousands of replies, with critics lambasting everything from the casual use of a gun to the culture of daughters as pure objects that need to be protected. Its defenders 鈥?Feely’s father included 鈥?rolled their eyes.

Hey, not a big fan of guns, but there are some times you just have to make a point. In this case, all is just in fun. These two kids have been dating for several years and they are fully trusted.

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Roundtable: We like Vegas’ chances to reach the Stanley Cup Final — and maybe even win it all

Victoria Matiash, fantasy columnist: Two years ago, Leicester City Football Club blew away the global sports world by winning England’s Premier League title for the first time in its 132-year history. Just months earlier, bookmakers’ odds on that happening were set at 5,000-1. By comparison, the Vegas Golden Knights were listed at 200-1 to win the Stanley Cup ahead of their inaugural season — by betting scale, a relatively level stroll through the park. While soccer isn’t hockey, the point is this stuff happens in all competition. It’s why we watch.
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The nuts and bolts appear to be there for Vegas. Even those more skeptical — including yours truly, who picked the Los Angeles Kings to win their first-round series in six games — have to admit that the Knights sport the preliminary markings Authentic Mike Gartner Jersey of a playoff winner.

He totaled 60 tackles, one interception, eight passes broken up and a forced fumble in 2017. Fitzpatrick is versatile, with coverage skills 鈥?he can play nickel corner over slot receivers and cover tight ends in man-to-man 鈥?as well as be the deep free safety center fielder.

He had 84 tackles with 11 passes broken up and two INTs in 2017. In the NFL, he’ll fit best as a strong safety as a tough presence in the box.

The Chiefs don’t draft until the 54th overall pick, but since taking over for John Dorsey last summer, Veach has proved aggressive in his approach. He has made several deals, including sending Smith to Washington and Peters to the Rams.

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Thus, the Chiefs will have their eyes and ears open during the three-day draft, ready and willing to deal.

I think all cards are on the table, Veach said. If there’s that guy who we thought was a top-10 pick, and he’s there at 28, we have to be a least prepared and we have to have dialogue throughout this process. That’s why we have to start calling teams now and letting them know that we’re always open for business.

The Saints wasted little time: as soon as Pete Rozelle greeted everyone to what was still officially known as the NFL’s Selection Meeting they picked Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers out of South Carolina, to no one’s surprise. The Giants’ table at the Sheraton sprung to life. Team PR director Ed Croke theatrically tore up the index card with Rogers written on it, and handed another to Jim Heffernan of the NFL office.

Report: Giants front office is split on the No. 2 pick decision

Earlier during the draft process, former Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty claimed to have people within the organization who told him the team is very interested in Darnold and could trade up to the No. 1 overall pick to secure drafting him. Anonymous NFL executives who spoke with NJ Advance Media believe the Giants will draft Darnold if the Browns select Allen. The Browns have been connected to Allen, Darnold, and quarterback Baker Mayfield during the pre-draft process. Recent reports suggest the Browns have narrowed their choices down to Allen and Mayfield. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock still has a ‘gut feeling’ the Browns will select Darnold.

According to Vacchiano, the Giants are sold on Darnold as their No. 1 quarterback, they are not very high on two of the other projected top four quarterbacks, and there is one darkhorse candidate at quarterback to be selected at No. 2 overall.

Finding a loophole around the Ed Sheeran concert scheduled for Saturday, which was supposed to have the Lions starting the season on the road, is a blessing. Then you have to realize the game is against the Jets, one of the most-beatable opponents on the entire schedule. There’s plenty of value in gaining early momentum and a win in prime time can provide that.

The travel this season was always going to be a bear. After a west-coast trip to Oakland in the preseason, the Lions will head back to the Bay Area in Week 2 to face San Francisco. That’s a good, young team with a quarterback who hasn’t lost in seven starts. But it will probably be better to catch the 49ers early in the year, before the chemistry fully develops between Jimmy Garoppolo and his offensive weapons.

As for the home tilt against New England, no matter where you put it on the schedule it was going to be tough. A hyped home crowd for prime time certainly doesn’t hurt Detroit’s chances.

Former coach Jim Caldwell always preached “be an indoor team with an outdoor mentality.” The Lions will need that mental fortitude this December when they play not one, but a pair of games at two of the league’s more challenging cold-weather venues.seahawks_191

Report: Dez Bryant said he’d see Cowboys twice this year

Despite years of declining production, Dez Bryant should still be able to help many teams.
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And he may want to get a little revenge at the same time.

Yet, subsequent to his evaluation, the same retired player participated in multiple videotaped interviews in which he discussed 鈥?without any apparent difficulty 鈥?his current head coaching duties, and as recently as October 2017, was interviewed by reporters about his ongoing role as a head football coach. (There may be enough clues in there for a person with advanced Google skills to figure out who the former player may be.)

Here’s another: A Retired NFL Football Player diagnosed with purported Alzheimer’s Disease in July 2015 at the age of 39 claimed to have significant cognitive impairments that made him incapable of even doing errands without assistance. Yet, information available from public sources shows that the same retired player is the head coach of a minor league football team, a developmental football coach and a motivational speaker. When that player submitted a form to the Claims Administrator asking for his employment history subsequent to his diagnosis, he concealed his coaching position.
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McKissic rushed for 187 yards on 46 carries, including a 30-yard touchdown, and Bob Gainey Jersey caught 34 passes for 366 yards as he played 13 games. He also has spent time at receiver in his career.

He played one game in 2016.

Jefferson appeared in six games last season, making six tackles and a sack.

Morris, 25, becomes Russell Wilson’s backup at least for the time being. The Seahawks have no other quarterbacks on their roster.

Hall was the Devils’ MVP during their stunning run from the worst team in the Eastern Conference to the postseason in a year, and he didn’t disappoint in their biggest game of the season.

Hall skated down the right boards, avoided a check by Tyler Johnson in center ice and found Noesen in the left circle with a cross-ice pass that the forward one-timed past Vasilevskiy.

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I do believe there is another frontier for me beyond television, Aikman said.
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With FOX televising the draft this year, Aikman will help cover it. As part of his preparation, he attend the Pro Day workouts conducted by USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. This helped underscore Aikman’s pre-existing interest in someday running an NFL team.

Aikman joined FOX immediately after retiring, quickly becoming a member of the network’s top broadcasting team. The fact that he has stayed there for so long (even after FOX hired, to his dismay, Skip Bayless) shows how much Aikman loves what he’s doing. Still, if he’s thinking about moving on to bigger and better things, a schedule that will now include two games per week in most weeks of the NFL season may cause him to start asking himself, Why am I doing this to myself?

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According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are hosting UCLA left tackle Kolton Miller today on a pre-draft visit.

The 6-foot-9, 310-pound Miller was one of the standouts of the Scouting Combine, with a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump (an event record for offensive linemen). He also drew high marks protecting Josh Rosen’s blindside.
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The Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds (23rd, 31st, 43rd and 63rd), and have a definite need to supplement their offensive line with some price-controlled help.

I’ve gone and skipped steps before and paid for it. Been in pain and not able to help the team. Embarrassed, guilty, whatever, Luck explained, via ESPN. I’m not going to do that again. I trust the people I’m working with. More importantly, I trust myself in this process. I trust how I feel. Progress is my guiding light. If I’m making progress, I know that’s important. There is a plan in place and I’ll keep trusting it.