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We were excited about that, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. I think Blake has shown during the year that he was progressing, getting better. Obviously when you give a player a contract now, we are looking for more, which we always are.

I can only speak for ours. When you look to the draft, it is not like I know there is a lot of talk about this team and they are ready and they only need one or two or three pieces, whatever it may be, but that is not the way I am approaching this. I am approaching this as we have to better our football team. We have to do a better job, starting with me and the coaches. I think the draft process or free agency Womens Sean Smith Jersey gives you the ability to go ahead and better your football team no matter what position it is. I don’t think anything is ever off limits when it comes down to trying to better your football team.
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Sean McDonough leaving MNF to return to college football

ESPN turned over its Monday Night Football booth, replacing Sean McDonough after losing Jon Gruden to the Raiders.

McDonough has mutually agreed to leave Monday Night Football to return to college football for ESPN, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports.

McDonough signed a new multi-year extension and his assignments will include a College Football Playoff Semifinal, ESPN later announced.

McDonough spent the past two seasons alongside Gruden in the Monday night booth. He first worked for ESPN in 1989-95 before re-joining the network in 2000.

McDonough became the fifth voice of Monday Night Football, joining Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels and Mike Tirico.

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Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant whose career in Dallas is in limbo is making some strides towards bettering his physical condition and on-field performance.
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Bryant is reportedly going to train with personal wide receivers coach David Robinson, who specializes in route-running, according to Jane Slater of NFL Network. This would be good news following another poor campaign that saw Bryant tally 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 16 Marcel Dionne Youth jersey games last year.

If the Giants take Barkley, they will no doubt tailor their attack around him. Stewart could be a useful, experienced presence in the backfield alongside the prized rookie, although he does not possess the pass-catching skills head coach Pat Shurmur craves in his running backs.

The Giants on Day 1 did not reach out to test the waters on Jerick McKinnon, the Vikings’ 25-year-old running back, who will cost a great deal more than Stewart and would not nearly be as compatible sharing a backfield with Barkley.
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Vincent said that no rule will be perfect, but the new proposal has wide support, including from officials who were a part of the development process.

When you have alignment and agreement with the player and the fan and the coaches and the officials, Vincent said, that’s game over. What are we waiting on? That’s what we had. You had a consensus that something needed to be done. We got into the room. It is perfect? No. But we’re getting there.

Bradley Chubb still hopes to crash the top-five party

Before the Colts traded down from the third overall pick in the draft, some thought they would target defensive end Bradley Chubb. Even with an emerging belief that there will be a run on quarterbacks, Chubb still could end up being a top-five pick.

Chubb’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, tells PFT that the former North Carolina State pass rusher will meet with five teams between Sunday night and Monday morning, in advance of his Pro Day workout in Raleigh. All of the teams with whom Chubb will be meeting currently pick within the top seven of the first round.

But Cousins was firm that he wouldn’t sign until he met the coaches and staff—he did not know offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, and didn’t know quarterback coach Kevin Stefanski well. The Jets were two (thanks to Jeremy Bates, and, presumably, a higher offer), Arizona three.

McCartney and Cousins had several conversations about all of the teams. But one point McCartney wanted Cousins to realize about the two teams was this: The Vikings were closer to winning right now, with a talented young base, and the kind of team that could win when Cousins didn’t play his best. The Jets didn’t have as good a supporting cast, and so Cousins might have to be more of a team-carrier there. And in New York, there wouldn’t be the kind of patience there’d be in Minnesota if Cousins struggled. McCartney did say last week that Cousins didn’t take the biggest deal, so that infers the Jets offered more money than the Vikings. In fact, the Broncos felt sure the Jets would be the highest bidders of the four teams.

Another factor to consider in the coming years is how expansion could help Ovechkin. Bobby Orr and Gretzky benefited from expansion. In Orr’s first seven seasons, the NHL went from six teams to 12, to 14, to 16, constantly spreading out the talent. The NHL went from 17 teams to 21 teams for Gretzky’s rookie season.

Expansion generally spreads out the talent pool, thus weakening certain teams — although the Vegas Golden Knights are on their way to winning the Pacific division crown in their inaugural campaign. With expansion to Seattle potentially on the way, this could further thin the waters.

“I wanted the invite to the camp with a chance to make the roster,” Acuna said. “I got it, and now it’s time for me to take advantage. I want to be on the opening day roster in Atlanta. I know I have work to do, and that’s why I’m early.”patriots_050

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(Gruden’s initial reply: A PDF?),But what’s also true is that it’s harder for some to find the obvious fit for analytics in football than it is in baseball or basketball, where the player-tracking tools and data-based evaluation are an integral part of nearly every professional organization’s thinking these days.

In football, injury rates and smaller sample sizes muddy the waters, and it’s harder to isolate individual performance as all 11 players on the field play a role on every snap,Still, it’s a numbers game, Authentic Trevor Plouffe Jersey like all the rest.

And the more information, the better, whether it’s comparing draft values in trades and managing the salary cap, or simply weighing down-and-distance decisions on the field,Many have mocked the Cleveland Browns’ recent Moneyball approach, pointing to their well-publicized embrace of analytics and then noting the 1-31 record over the last two years that helped get general manager Sashi Brown fired.

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Nelson, who was slated to count $12.5 million against the Packers’ salary cap, reportedly wasn’t willing to take a pay cut. As a result, the team cut him and signed tight end Jimmy Graham to a reported three-year deal.

So it’s quite a remarkable story of success. The Saints’ infamous bounty scandal also took place under Benson’s watch, with Payton, Loomis and others receiving unprecedented suspensions for allegedly overseeing a pay-for-injury scheme.

Benson stuck by his team leaders during a controversial debate over whether the punishments were warranted — which also helped restore his popularity among the fans.

Benson added an NBA team to his portfolio when he purchased the Hornets in 2012 to prevent out-of-town ownership from swooping in and possibly relocating the team.

He renamed the team to Pelicans, after the state bird and former New Orleans minor league baseball team.

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Former Raiders cornerback Sean Smith pleaded guilty to assault Tuesday and was sentenced to one year in jail, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said in a release.
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Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs: Five years, $55.5 million. His guaranteed money was $22.5 million; he got $23 million in his first two seasons and was unexpectedly released last June. The two-year deal he signed with the Ravens guaranteed $6 million; he’s a cap casualty possibility this offseason.

Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars: Five years, $46 million. This at the time was touted as the biggest free-agent contract ever for a tight end. His guaranteed money was $24 million; he was traded to the Dolphins after two years and about $21 million. They restructured his contract, signing him for two years and $7.5 million guaranteed. Thomas reportedly will be cut before Wednesday’s beginning of the new league year.

Ballard likes Melvin and wants him back, but he also won’t overspend for a late bloomer coming off a hand injury. The Patriots’ Malcolm Butler is slightly younger. Although Butler struggled a bit in 2017, he is durable, has a longer history of strong coverage and can perform well in the zone. At a similar price to Melvin, Butler would be a better value.

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If it’s not Melvin returning or Butler arriving, the Bears’ Kyle Fuller and the Redskins’ Bashaud Breeland have appeal because they’re younger with more upside. For inside, the Colts should consider the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman and the Raiders’ T.J. Carrie.

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Every week, we’ll mine the waiver wire for widely available assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the re-draft format, and we’ll toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Then, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who might be overvalued — in the short or long term — for one reason or another. Additionally, starting this week, we will provide a list of players we now deem droppable in standard fantasy leagues.
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The 24-year-old recently erupted for three goals and an assist in a 6-3 win over the New York Islanders. A strong finish to yet another disappointing season would benefit both Galchenyuk and the Canadiens, who are expected to continue shopping the 2012 third-round draft selection in the offseason.

So, your dad initially didn’t want you to play football, right? You mom would hide the fact that you were playing in school. How does he feel now?

VM: He’s blown away. Everybody was blown away. Never in a million years did we think … I just had a dream of playing in the National Football League. Everything else on top of it is, like, a plus. I’m just an average guy that got lucky. How I live my life is never too big or too small for me. I just take it one day at a time.

Well, it’s luck, sure, but you also worked really hard to get here.

VM: Yeah, but a lot of guys work hard. Everybody works hard. I’m extremely blessed and grateful to be in the situation I am. You just gotta take advantage of the opportunities you get.

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Team owner Art Rooney II said that Shazier will have a place with the Steelers next season, even if it’s not on the football field:

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Shazier echoes what he said to Nix, telling NFL Network’s Mike Mayock and Rich Eisen that he expects to play again.

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LeBron James on playoff outlook: ‘We could easily get bounced early’

LeBron James has bigger concerns than the playoffs.

After falling short of his 30,000 point milestone in Saturday’s ugly 148-124 loss to the Thunder, the Cavaliers star said his team wouldn’t last long if the postseason were to begin now.

“Playoffs? We can’t even start thinking about that, not the way we’re playing right now,” James said after the game, via ESPN. “We could easily get bounced early in the playoffs if they started next weekend. Haven’t even began thinking about the postseason.”

The majority of Bridges’ college attempts are spot-up chances, frequently from one of the two corners. However, he’s shown an increased propensity to shoot off movement this season, which could make him a more creative offensive threat in the NBA. After finishing just 16 possessions off screens in his first two seasons, he’s finished 12 that way already as a junior and ranks fourth nationally among players with at least 10 attempts at 1.917 points per possession, per Synergy.

Even if all Bridges accomplishes at the next level is good defense and efficient 3-point shooting, he’ll be a valuable piece. Consider, just seven NBA players this season standing between 6-6 and 6-8 are taking more than 5.0 3-point attempts per 36 minutes, making them at a 36.0 percent clip and posting a positive Defensive Box Plus/Minus. Five of them have a positive real-plus minus, according to ESPN, suggesting they contribute to winning basketball. All of them have a positive VORP.

Durant and Golden State have more room to talk as three-time reigning Western Conference champions. As for Capela, Durant believes his “easy” role within the Rockets’ offense prompted him to make such comments.

“You hear from guys like Capela. Usually, he’s catching the ball and laying it up from [Chris Paul] or James Harden,” Durant said. “His job is not as hard. When your job is that hard, you know you can’t just come out and say s— like that.

“I don’t expect that from [Chris Paul] and James [Harden] and [Trevor] Ariza and the rest of the guys] because they know how hard it is to come out and do it every night. Capela, catch and dunk every night, it’s pretty easy.”

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Simmons had 11 points, six rebounds and 13 assists in the win and made the World team look like a well-oiled machine rather than an assortment of All-Stars.
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The 20-year-old will surely match Johnson with his seventh triple-double at some point this season, but he will not set the record for the most as a rookie. That record will likely forever stand as Oscar Robertson had 26 in 1960-1961.

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Flowers enjoys watching Minnesota’s Harrison Smith (6-3, 215 pounds), but the standard is Seattle’s Kam Chancellor (6-3, 232 pounds), a much-heavier safety who was a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. The best-case scenario for any middle-round safety is to develop into a Chancellor-type player. Flowers also comes from the Big 12, and playing in that pass-happy conference comes with other questions. But Flowers sees that as an advantage, too.

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He also remembers practices against Biletnikoff Award winner James Washington and fellow 1,000-yard receiver Marcell Ateman. Oklahoma State also had two tough slot receivers in Jalen McCleskey and Dillon Stoner. Practices were always heated, but not always private.

Teams seeking a franchise quarterback will continue to get a clearer picture at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine.

During the past two seasons at the University of Wyoming, Allen has displayed some of the traits that could help him leapfrog other top prospects like Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen to become the 2018 NFL Draft’s No. 1 overall pick.

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During the past 10 games, Gordon claims a modest usage rate of 20.1 percent and has averaged just 13 PPG. In the 41 preceding games, he enjoyed a rich usage percentage of 26.2 while averaging 20 PPG. Gordon’s assist rate has also suffered by nearly 50 percent between these splits.

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It’s not going to deter us from what we’re trying to accomplish when we got here. Our job is to get this team in better position for when he returns to the court so he returns to a group more cohesive, stronger and hopefully a little more talented.”
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So are the Hurricanes buyers or sellers? They’re still in playoff contention, and new owner Tom Dundon is pumping energy into the team. Dundon wants to win — soon — which leads us to believe that they’re more inclined to buy.
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The Avalanche had a nice little run in the middle of the season but crashed back to reality pretty quickly. Recent injuries (Erik Johnson and Anton Lindholm) also could affect their decision-making.

We don’t buy the notion that GM Garth Snow has to make waves to please John Tavares and re-sign the franchise centerpiece to a long-term contract. But it certainly wouldn’t hurt.

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Unfortunately for Lynch, there isn’t a flush market of potential free agents for 2018. Nate Solder is arguably the best blocker set to be available, and he plays the same position as Staley. Bigger names like Luke Joeckel, Greg Robinson, and Jonathan Cooper have failed to live up to expectations in brief, disappointing NFL careers. Instead, the 49ers may have to bet on a steady, lesser-known project like the Jets’ Wesley Johnson, the Broncos’ Billy Turner, or the Chiefs’ Zach Fulton.