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Tom Brady reported has been at Gillette Stadium on semi-regular basis

Maybe you haven’t heard this one, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t been around for the team’s offseason program, including the all-important Organized Team Activities. But he hasn’t been a complete stranger to his workplace.

However it plays out, the Packers have no reason to give Rodgers a ticket to the open market whenever someone makes more money than him. And if Rodgers insists on that, the Packers need to simply say to him, You’re under contract for two more years, and we will tag you for the next two years after that.

And that’s really the lesson for all quarterbacks to learn, as a result of the Rodgers deal from 2013. When committing for seven years, the market will at some point pass you by. So, you know, don’t commit for seven years.

With defensive coordinator Vic Fangio back to run things on that side of the ball, Nagy’s been spending a lot of time working on installing an offense that will produce better results than the one that finished 29th in points and 30th in yards last season. Nagy said that the finished product should bear more than a slight resemblance to the one he had a hand in putting together with the Chiefs.

Nagy told Dan Pompei of The Athletic that he estimates the offense in Chicago will have a 70-80 percent similarity to the one in Kansas City.

It will be different in some regards, which is only fair to our coaches on offense and the ideas they have, Nagy said. But the identity is going to be the same. It will feel very similar to Kansas City’s. We’re in the lab now. That’s the fun part. All the coaches are giving their ideas and thoughts. Coach [Andy Reid] always said he had 51 percent of the say. So ultimately, he had final say. Now I have that. There are plays I liked that Coach [Reid] didn’t like, so now those plays are in.

Reuben Foster has marijuana charge dropped

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has put another legal issue behind him.

The district attorney’s office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has dropped a misdemeanor marijuana charge against Foster after he completed a diversion course, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Foster could still be subject to league discipline under the substance-abuse policy, despite having the charge dropped.

They left at like 3 in the morning and got there at 9 o’clock at night or something like that, Storm said. … You just kinda shrug your shoulders at that guy.

So maybe it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone that Perez cared deeply about a friendly game of pool or that once he had the starting job, he looked for every edge he could find, right down to the type of footballs the Lions used.

The tight end position can be productive on a Packers offense that figures to bounce back in 2018 with a healthy Aaron Rodgers returning at quarterback.

Well the tight end position in this offense is difficult. I think that goes understated, frankly, coach Mike McCarthy said this week. The volume of responsibility is significant.

General manager Brian Gutenkunst also announced several front office promotions and assignments on Friday, including the naming of veteran executives Jon-Eric Sullivan and John Wojciechowski to be co-directors of player personnel. They will replace Gutekunst, who was promoted from that position in January to replace Ted Thompson.

What makes it really cool is that they’re really good players, Darnold said. They’ve experienced ball and they understand what’s going on on the field all the time, at all times. It’s amazing to be able to learn from them. After that play with Jamal, to be able to talk about it with them is something that is really cool, to be able to do that right after the play and get that feedback.

Darnold has had to make several adjustments since coming to the Jets, including calling plays in the huddle — something he hadn’t done much of at USC. He also says the increased pace of the game is evident, even in practice.

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Adrian Peterson spends a lot of time in Houston and has made frequent mention of the Texans as a team he’d like to play for as he tries to find a place to continue his playing career in 2018.
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Any move in that direction would likely impact Texans running back Lamar Miller’s usage during the coming season, but Miller said during an appearance on NFL Network that he isn’t opposed to the idea of Peterson joining the club.

A king of many things, no one is better at hitting contested shots than LeBron, who led all players this season with a 62.1 effective field goal percentage when the nearest defender was within 2 feet (among 43 players with at least 150 attempts).
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Cleveland should be thrilled if whatever happens in the postseason leads James to re-up this summer. Obviously, a championship would be the Ian Kennedy Womens Jersey scenario that would most likely lead to that decision, especially with James telling Cleveland.com that winning and family will be the two most important factors when he ponders his future. As long as James has something left of his prime, which he clearly does, whatever team he plays for will continue to have a shot to win it all. Even if the Cavs don’t get it done in 2018, doing enough to get James to come back will give them a chance at another chip in 2019 and beyond.
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Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns haven’t made Mayfield available for interviews during their two open OTAs, and he’s still working with the third string, behind Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton.

He’s done some good things, Jackson said. He obviously is learning the National Football League game, but he’s working at it each and every day. He goes in there and gets his reps, and he makes the most of them. As I said before, we drafted a very talented player. Glad that we have him. He works extremely hard. He’s competing hard. . . .

As we go, there will be more that he gets. We’ve got to start him off and get him acclimated to all of this and how it all works through meetings, his teammates, the locker room, being on the field and being coached.

There has been a specific emphasis on getting him comfortable under center, since he worked mostly from the shotgun in college. But Jackson said there has only been one ball on the ground, a sign of progress.

And they’re apparently willing to let him learn at his own pace.

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone preferred to look in the rear view than at what had just happened.
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Not long ago, the Yankees were getting strong outings from their starting rotation. It was what helped fuel a Drake Caggiula Authentic Jersey streak of 17 wins in 18 games and a sprint back to the top of the American League East.

Now? The rotation — outside of Luis Severino — is struggling big-time, Sonny Gray ‘s latest stinker a catalyst in their 11-4 loss to the Angels at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

First, I observed that we might be the oldest row, Patrick joked in a posting on social media 聽. She turned 36 in March, Dixon will celebrate his 38th birthday in July and Castroneves turned 43 earlier this month.

She even took a humorous picture 聽with Castroneves on Saturday, when the duo received their rings for starting the Indy 500. Castroneves had a large one and Danica a much smaller one, and she posted the photo next to one from the Japan podium, where she stood next to a massive trophy as the winner and Castroneves held up a dinky version of the same trophy as the runner-up.

I was not always like this. I used to be so hard on myself, especially early in my career, Thompson said. … I learned, as I get older, if you play with passion, you play hard, and you leave the game saying I gave everything I have tonight in those 48 minutes, you can live with the result.

The Warriors’ season lives on largely thanks to Thompson’s shooting touch. Golden State is one win from a fourth straight NBA Finals, headed back to Houston for Monday night’s Game 7.

He came through with the defending champions’ season on the line in another do-or-die Game 6, just as he did two years ago at Oklahoma City. This time he scored 35 points with nine 3-pointers as the Warriors rallied with a huge second half to beat the Rockets 115-86 on Saturday night to force a deciding game in the Western Conference finals.
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His defense shined, too. Oh, and the typically subdued Thompson let his emotions flow for all to see: He flexed his biceps Draymond Green style, pumped his arms like Kevin Durant and yelled out the way Stephen Curry often does at Oracle Arena.

Vikings WR Cayleb Jones Jersey suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy

The NFL has suspended Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones the first four games of the 2018 season for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy.
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Jones will be able to practice during the offseason and play in all preseason games, but will serve the four-game suspension without pay.

The Ravens trade into the back of the first round, tapping into Johnny U’s alma mater for a quarterback who’s a lot different. Jackson will be groomed well behind Joe Flacco thanks to offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who once helped turn Authentic Noah Syndergaard Jersey Colin Kaepernick into a star and former Raven Tyrod Taylor into a solid starter. Jackson will push Baltimore toward a more dynamic, versatile offense with Hayden Hurst in tow.

Sources connected to the QB tell us… he was admitted to a hospital in Humble, TX on Monday. He had been in the area to attend the JMBLYA concert with friends after playing in a golf tournament hosted by friend and former Texas A&M teammate Mike Evans.

Manziel’s rep, Denise Michaels, tells us… ‘It seems like he had a reaction to an adjustment in his prescription. He’s fine and headed home.’
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Moore didn’t equate his playing style directly to that of Smith, but he did offer two names 鈥?Jarvis Landry and Percy Harvin 鈥?as players to whom he likens his skill set.

They both play with aggressiveness and (getting) yards after the catch is something that they do best, Moore said.

Landry and Harvin both have operated as weapons out of the slot, with their specialty coming from making plays after the catch. While Moore does play with aggressiveness at the catch point and after the catch, he isn’t as aggressive in the trash talking department 鈥?something directly opposite of Smith.
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I flip the switch, but I don’t talk. I let my play do the talking, Moore said.

Bucs coordinator Mike Smith Jersey: We have to be better

The Buccaneers were last in the league in sacks and passing yards allowed last year, so it stands to reason that they spent most of their offseason capital on that side of the ball.
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So defensive coordinator Mike Smith knows the expectation will be on improvement.

Artie Burns Authentic Jersey It’s got to be a hell of a lot better than what we put out there last year, Smith said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. I’ve said it many times. The numbers are not anywhere close to what we’ve got to do. We’ve got to be more consistent in everything we do, and it starts in the meeting rooms, in building trust with one another across the board. That’s the most important thing.

When Kerr points to Curry’s leadership as being key to Golden State’s success in the same way Tim Duncan was for the San Antonio Spurs during their dynasty, this is what he means.
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This guy is a two-time MVP, and he bounces back from bad games as well as anybody I’ve ever seen, Kerr said. So it didn’t surprise me.

This time, Curry found his way back by driving to the basket and around defenders who were crowding him on the perimeter to contest his outside shots.

According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, Curry hit 8 of 9 shots in the restricted area in Game 3, with the 16 points there being his most in a playoff game and tied for the most in any game.

Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said after Manziel signed that Manziel will have to prove himself if he’s going to unseat starter Jeremiah Masoli.

Let me tell you something right now, he’s got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah, Jones said of Manziel. He’s got a lot to catch up on, but he’ll spend the time to get that done. I know he will because he’s already learned that lesson.

Masoli was a two-year starter Trai Turner Jersey at Oregon, but coach Chip Kelly kicked him off the team after he was involved in multiple issues of off-field misconduct. He transferred to Ole Miss and started one year there. He’s been in the CFL since 2012 and threw 15 touchdown passes and five interceptions for the Tiger-Cats last year.

Manziel reportedly makes a salary of $122,000 for the Tiger-Cats, while Masoli reportedly makes $235,000, so the Tiger-Cats have a bigger investment in Masoli. They’re not just going to hand the job to Manziel. He’ll have to earn it.

Just make sure it’s only a little fun, guys.

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.

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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.

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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.