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Tyrod Taylor: Baker Mayfield Jersey presence won’t change the way I work

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The Browns have insisted since the draft that Tyrod Taylor is their starting quarterback and head coach Hue Jackson did so again on Monday during a pre-OTA golf outing.
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Mayfield is unlikely to go the way of Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Ricky Stanzi or Nathan Enderle and the long-term job security won’t get any better in Cleveland, but anything Taylor can do to show he’s the best choice right now should serve him well as the Browns try to get to two wins in a season for the first time since 2015.
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Bowles added that he wanted to see Bridgewater out there throwing and competing with everyone else and things got off to a good start on that front Tuesday. According to multiple reports from Jets practice, Bridgewater, who has only played a handful of plays since injuring his knee in August 2016, followed Josh McCown in quarterback drills with first-round pick Sam Darnold going third in the order.

Bridgewater continued to work in team drills, so it seems like any limitations are minor ones at this point in the schedule.

Several of those reports include video of Bridgewater dropping back and throwing passes and he looks smooth enough doing it, although that’s the bare minimum you’d expect during a May practice conducted at a comfortable pace. If Bridgewater should continue to look good as things ramp up, it will make for a more interesting quarterback competition this summer.

So far, Matt Harvey is making good on his second chance.

The former Mets ace Trevor Linden Youth jersey allowed only one run over six innings for his first win with the Cincinnati Reds, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam in the last two seasons on Tuesday night for a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

John Elway Jersey: Bolts might be team to beat in AFC West

Free agency is mostly done. The draft has been wrapped up in a tight bow. We’ve hit the portion of the NFL calendar where the next several months the void will be filled mostly by large men running around in shorts, sans pads.
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The Chargers have Dino Ciccarelli Womens Jersey a proven franchise quarterback, weapons at receiver, a workhorse running back, and an improved offensive line. Los Angeles also boasts what could be the best defense in the NFL in 2018, with a dynamic pass-rushing duo, and a deep group of lockdown corners. The addition of rookie safety Derwin James gave the Chargers D playmakers at every level.

Surely, those positives are what Elway sees on paper.

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You’re not going to come in and just knock them out, Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. There were too many times where we had mental lapses. We didn’t switch properly, turned the ball over and missed too many layups. We need to do a better job of staying up mentally.

Now the Rockets are left to regroup after losing their leg up in the homecourt advantage they worked all season for.

It’s nice to have home court, D’Antoni said. (But) we don’t have it. Now we’ve got to go get it.

Severino mixed his fastball well with his changeup and slider, but got no strikeouts or even swings and misses on his breaking stuff. He got 10 swings and misses on his fastball, which had its typical high-90s zip. He hasn’t lost since April 10 in Boston.

Jed Lowrie’s single in the fifth brought home Jonathan Lucroy. It cut the Yankees’ lead to 3-1. Lucroy scored from second. Right field Aaron Judge almost threw Lucroy out at home but the ball short hopped catcher Gary Sanchez, who couldn’t handle it. Judge was given an error.

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Manning put away that toughness Monday to cuddle up with some puppies for Guiding Eyes, a nonprofit that matches guide dogs to people with vision loss. Manning has been involved with the organization for more than a decade.

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Of course, it wasn’t all McConnell — Dario Saric emerged after struggling all series, leading the聽Sixers with 25 points. The Celtics impressively defended Joel Embiid again — he shot聽6 of聽15 — but he still managed 15 points, 13 rebounds and two assists. Ben Simmons had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

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On the flipside, the Sixers finally managed to slow down rookie Jayson Tatum, who scored 20 points but was 6 of 15 from the field before scoring when the game was already out of reach late in the fourth quarter.

The Sixers-Celtics will return to action for Game 5 in Boston on Wednesday, time TBD.

Also at the game: ex-Sixers center Dikembe Mutombo and rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

Panthers sign five draft picks, including Donte Jackson Jersey

The Panthers announced Thursday they signed five of their eight draft choices.
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Norton, who played at Miami, was the 242nd overall pick. In his three seasons as a Hurricane, Norton compiled 84 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and five sacks.

Carolina’s seven undrafted rookies 鈥?Womens Steve Larmer Jersey quarterback Kyle Allen, running back Reggie Bonnafon, guard Kyle Bosch, linebacker Chris Frey, guard Taylor Hearn, guard Brendan Mahon and defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle 鈥?also signed contracts Thursday.

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I’m not going to rush him out there. I’m not going to expose him, Pederson said, via ESPN.com. He’ll be ready when he’s ready, and when we feel he’s ready. Right now, we’re encouraged with the progress he’s making.

Wentz has not been cleared to do anything in practice beyond rehab work and throwing the ball, something that is unlikely to change until training camp. His level of participation as August unfolds will give the best idea about his odds of being in the lineup against the Falcons on September 6.

Should Matt Patricia have volunteered information about his past indictment?
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This one’s well-known but just as strange: Then Saints coach Mike Ditka traded his entire 1999 draft (and his first and third picks in the 2000 draft) for Texas running back Ricky Williams. The Saints gave away eight picks in total, including two first rounders, to move up from the No. 12 spot to No. 5.

Ditka wasn’t wrong about the potential in Williams, who ended up rushing for over 10,000 yards in his career. But he accomplished most of that in Miami after lasting just three years in New Orleans.

Pete Carroll wants Shaquem Griffin Jersey to focus on football 鈥?and he is

With the draft in the rear-view mirror and rookie minicamp underway, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows it鈥檚 important for one of the best stories of the draft to make football his full focus.
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[Shaquem] looked very aggressive, Carroll said. We had to slow him down some early on in the practice and in the walk Authentic Justin Gilbert Jersey through, he was going too hard. So we had to chill him out a little bit. But he鈥檚 very excited about being here. He鈥檚 a very good looking prospect. He鈥檚 big and fast and had a good feel for what鈥檚 going on. Obviously, [brother Shaquil Griffin] had done a little bit of tutoring 鈥?he was ahead of us a little bit with his learning, which was good.

As a fifth-round pick, there鈥檚 no guarantee that Shaquem Griffin will make the 53-man roster. But he likely slid due more to the fact that he鈥檚 missing a hand than the notion that he can鈥檛 bring it. He definitely can, and he鈥檚 now getting the chance to show what he can do.

Not to be cocky, Boone recent said via Craig, but I feel I鈥檓 a little talented.

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While the measurable are off the charts, Boone鈥檚 college performance wasn鈥檛 eye-popping. He had 463 yards rushing (4.2 per attempt) in 2017 and 388 yards (3.7) in 2016. In 2015, he cranked out 717 yards, along with an average of 7.5 yards per rush.

Limited Mens Jonathan Bullard Jersey As a result, Boone was available to be signed by any team. The Vikings pounced, and now Boone will have a chance to translate his strength, speed, and jumping skills into the kind of performance that will make him the ideal complement to Cook and Murray.

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger Jersey believes he can play 3-5 more years

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Ben Roethlisberger, who is entering his 15th season as a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, believes he can play another three to five seasons.聽

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You know he’s able to play. Anytime you get guys to come in, you can try to teach him a little bit, it’s a good thing. I’ll do whatever I can to help.

First-round DB Minkah Fitzpatrick should be a slam dunk, not to mention a potentially effective Gronk antidote. Shame TEs Mike Gesicki (2nd round), who can be a downfield weapon, and Durham Smythe (4th), a blocker, couldn’t be melded into one player, but they do eliminate a need. Third-round LB Jerome Baker and fourth-round RB Kalen Ballage have significant boom-or-bust quotients. The void left by DT Ndamukong Suh’s release remains.聽

Champs often draft for depth, and GM Howie Roseman traded down to get more. Stealing TE Dallas Goedert in Jerry Jones’ backyard was a nice touch. But getting Florida State pass rusher Josh Sweat in Round 4 might wind up being Roseman’s best pick.
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The Raiders took Alexander in the seventh round of the 2016 draft with the 234th overall pick. He started five of the nine games he played in as a rookie, and started four of the 15 games he appeared in last season. Often, he was used as the extra man when the Raiders opted for five-linemen sets.

According to Vegas, Bengals 鈥?got worse in draft?

The Cincinnati Bengals are going nowhere, and fast, according to the folks who come up with the odds in Las Vegas. What’s really crazy is that the Bengals’ odds have significantly worsened since Super Bowl LII. And, per Bovada, after the draft no team in the league has longer odds to win Super Bowl LIII.

So, somehow, Cincinnati got worse during the draft? Or at the very least, the people who come up with these odds felt that other teams got better while the Bungles鈥r, Bengals鈥idn’t do anything to improve their situation.

Cincinnati had a ton of draft picks, selecting 11 men during the course of the seven-round draft.

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Will Devin Hester Jersey wind up being the last great kick returner in football history?

Devin Hester announced his retirement from the NFL last fall, and on Monday, signed a ceremonial one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Chicago Bears. This was not an easy decision for the 35-year-old, who had to fight back tears while talking about saying no to football Monday at Halas Hall – Hester said the Philadelphia Eagles reached out to him after Darren Sproles suffered a season-ending injury last September. But Hester firmly remained retired, opting to spend more time with his family in Orlando. And with Hester officially out of the game, it raises this question: Does he retire as the last great return man in NFL history? He changed the game, said former teammate Matt Forte, who also signed a ceremonial one-day contract to retire with the Bears on Monday.
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But increasing touchbacks is an imperfect solution, as many around the league have pointed out, as some players may run at Womens Stephen Johns Jersey half-speed thinking there will be a touchback while others are still going full speed in case there isn’t. While the NFL hasn’t considered banning kickoffs yet, it’s entirely fair to wonder if they’ll still be part of the sport’s highest level in the next five years. And that doesn’t sit well with Hester. It’s one of the key aspects to this ballgame, man, Hester said. This is football.
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Releasing Dez Bryant to free up $8.5 million in cap space was something the Cowboys needed to do鈥攐ver the past few seasons, Bryant has not shown the explosiveness or consistency he displayed once upon a time. Still, the move leaves a rather large void at the top of Dallas’ receiving corps. Former Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns is a quality addition, but he’s more a second outside receiver who can be great in the slot, especially in the red zone. Terrance Williams struggles with consistency, and Cole Beasley is a slot guy.

If it’s speed and dynamism the Cowboys want with their top receiver, Courtland Sutton could provide that. He brought in 76 receptions for 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016, following that with 68 catches for 1,085 yards and 12 scores in 2017. A physical receiver with better-than-average speed in short spaces and the ability to fight back against aggressive cornerbacks, Sutton potentially presents the kind of presence Bryant once did.

When the Lions signed veteran back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year, $2 million contract in March, new head coach Matt Patricia (who watched Blount carve up enemy defenses from 2014 through 2016 while he was on New England’s coaching staff) found it hard to contain his excitement.

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Govan is the former wife of 14-year NBA veteran Matt Barnes. They are the parents of twin sons born in 2008.

One mistake, one bad bounce and they’re back in the game, Ovechkin said. It hit my stick and goes right to Crosby’s stick. Move forward.

That means cleaning up the little plays that can make a big difference this time of year. Trotz acknowledged the Penguins’ comeback happened very quickly, and it was enough to overshadow two competitive periods where his team arguably outplayed its opponent.

Kaepernick, who created controversy and started a movement by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games to protest social inequality, was presented the award from former 49ers teammate Eric Reid at a ceremony in Amsterdam.
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Kaepernick, a 49er from 2011-2016, joins the likes of South African president Nelson Mandela, who previously won the award.

In truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers and their uses of oppressive and excessive force, Kaepernick said.

1. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, No. 1 overall, Browns: Cleveland has their quarterback of the future in the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner. Mayfield is on his way to the Browns after leading the Oklahoma Sooners to the College Football Playoff twice in the last three years. Mayfield threw for 14,607 yards and 131 touchdowns in his college football career.

2. Sam Darnold, USC, No. 3 overall, Jets: The Jets look like they’ve really got a good one here. Darnold was a steadying factor for the Trojans in his two years as a starter at USC, and New York has landed Authentic Patrick Eaves Jersey a level-headed signal-caller with a good arm and great intangibles. Darnold threw for 7,229 yards and 57 touchdowns in two years as a starter.

Shaquem Griffin Jersey vows to continue silencing doubters

Shaquem Griffin expects to be drafted. Of course, the University of Central Florida linebacker always has expected to be drafted.
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It’s others who doubted, some of whom have come around after seeing his Scouting Combine and Pro Day workouts.

What I did so far is only the beginning, Griffin said Tuesday during a promotional appearance at The Star, the Cowboys’ training complex. I knew what I was going to do, and I did it. But that’s just the beginning of everything I want to show and what I want to showcase. The doubters are not gone. They’re just a little quiet right now. They’re trying to see how everything is going to go. But doubters are never going to stop. They’re going to be doubting the rest of my life. Once they come back out from being silent, I’m just going to make sure I give them a reason to be silent again, and that’s what I plan on doing.

Well, I’ll just give up the ball [if they trap me], Durant Haloti Ngata Womens Jersey told ESPN. I’ll just score in different ways, try to be effective in different ways. I’ll play it possession by possession and see what happens. … I’ll try to get in positions for me to score and move off the ball. I’ll let my teammates take over for me, and I’ll get out in transition, too.

We just have to play a different way with Steph out, Draymond Green told ESPN. That’s all. We can figure it out.

I don’t feel like we have 鈥?and me, personally 鈥?have done a good enough job of continuing to acquire quarterbacks all the way through, Schneider said, via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune.
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Signing Trevone Boykin as an undrafted free agent is the only other rookie of note to make the team in a supporting role to Wilson. Veterans such as Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson, Terrelle Pryor (before he converted to wide receiver), R.J. Archer, Austin Davis and Stephen Morris have been among the free agent signings Seattle has used to fill their quarterback room.
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And ever since the Packers had to scramble in search of reason why Aaron Rodgers was dropping in the 2005 NFL Draft, Schneider has vowed to make sure he knew everything he could about the quarterbacks in the draft. Even if his team already had a starter set in stone. It’s also why he went to Wyoming to take a look at Josh Allen, just in case.

I was in Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers fell, Schneider said. So we didn’t . . . I mean, Aaron Rodgers was supposed to be the first pick in the draft, and we weren’t necessarily as prepared as we should have been for him to fall. When you get to draft day, you want to make decisions like game-day decisions, right? So be prepared. And so, quite frankly, when we acquired Aaron that day we had to make some more calls during [the] draft, which you never really want to do, right? ‘OK, why is he falling?’

Baker Mayfield recreates iconic Brett Favre Jersey draft day photo

Twenty-seven years ago, Brett Favre took the call advising him that the Falcons had made him a second-round draft pick while lounging on his bed, family surrounding him and resplendent in jorts. The night before the draft that will see Baker Mayfield picked in round one, he has recreated the photo. All the way down to the jorts.
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Think about this: Of the top seven rushers in the NFL last year, only one 鈥?the Rams’ Todd Gurley 鈥?was a top-10 pick. No. 1 was Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt, and he was a third-rounder. So was the league’s best rookie, New Orleans’ Alvin Kamara. Not incidentally, both the Chiefs and Saints made the playoffs.
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The leading rusher on your Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, LaGarrette Blount? He wasn’t drafted at all. The leading rusher on your Super Bowl runner-up New England Patriots, Dion Lewis? He was a fifth-rounder.

So it’s a move that the Ravens think should bolster their roster, in a first round that the Bills think has improved their team on both sides of the ball.

Vinny Testaverde: His experience comforted Parcells, and the Jets took flight, all the way to the 1998 AFC Championship game, after he arrived as a free agent to replace Foley early in the season. Parcells reminded Testaverde of his father, and he flourished (29 TDs, 7 INTs) playing for his hometown team. Alas, he tore his Achilles in the ’99 home opener, and was never the same, and neither were the Rick Mirer-Ray Lucas Jets. In seven seasons as a Jet, Testaverde threw 77 TD passes and 58 INTs.

Chad Pennington: The 18th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft benefited from sitting behind Testaverde until early in the 2002 season, and he was The Natural. He was smart and accurate and a fiery leader who would bang helmets with teammates during introductions. A series of injuries and lack of arm strength derailed him. In eight seasons as a Jet, he threw 82 TDs and 55 INTs.