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I was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you know you can get some really good football players that can help this team now, Roethlisberger said Friday. Nothing against Mason; I think he’s a great football player. I don’t know him personally, but I’m sure he’s a great kid. I just don’t know how backing up or being a third [string] 鈥?well, who knows where he’s going to fall on the depth chart 鈥?helps us win now.

But, you know, that’s not my decision to make. That’s on the coaches and the GM and the owner and those kind of things. If they think he can help our team, so be it, but I was a little surprised.

He’ll be joined by former teammate and Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington, who was selected in the second round after the team traded Jonathan Huberdeau Youth jersey Martavis Bryant to the Raiders.

I think he’s got a little bit of a chip on his shoulder to prove some people and naysayers wrong, Ballard told co-host Bill Polian and me earlier this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio. That’s a beautiful thing with a quarterback that I think is top five in this league.

The Colts have taken multiple steps this offseason to help Luck reach those heights upon his imminent return. The first is an infusion of both depth and talent for their offensive line, which has experienced struggles in pass protection for years.

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Because of the position’s nature compared to others that can make more of a splash, some NFL coaches and general managers believe guards shouldn’t be selected in the top 10 like Nelson was at No. 6. Asked to respond, Ballard laughed and said, That means they must have them.

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Saints schedule 2018: New Orleans faces little Big Easy in NFC title push

The Saints were the strongest team in the mighty NFC South last season. For New Orleans to build on that playoff run, it will need to navigate through one of the NFL’s strongest schedules in 2018.

The combined 2017 record of New Orleans’ opponents, thanks in part to having two other playoff teams in its division, is 137-119. That’s tied with Detroit for the second toughest in the league.

Bottom line: Brees was re-signed and got some help in the passing game, and the defense got better in the back seven. Those moves came before the draft, from which both sides of the ball will be boosted even more. Despite the degree of difficulty in their schecardinals_011dule, the Saints are on par talent-wise with the heavyweights they will be playing. Brees and coach Sean Payton are back in business as threats to lead New Orleans to its first NFC title in nine years. Record prediction: 12-4

2. At least eight of the 11 players on the receiving team must line up within 15 yards of their restraining line, which would typically mean between the kicking team’s 45-yard line and the receiving team’s 40-yard line.

3. At least two players on the kickoff team must be lined up outside the numbers, and two players between the numbers and the hashmark.

4. Until the ball is touched or hits the ground, players on the receiving team can’t cross the restraining line (typically the 45), or initiate a block within 15 yards of the line where the ball is kicked.

5. Wedge blocks will be eliminated. Past rule changes have limited wedge blocks to two players, but now even the two-man wedge will be banned.

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ESPN: There’s also a perception that had you kept Lou in place, none of this would be happening. That he stays GM, Kyle and Mark are still his assistants, and that this front office that has put the Leafs on the right track remains intact. So, why not keep him? What’s the reason to make this change now? Was it out of fairness to Kyle, to not keep him here on the promise of getting the big job one day?

Sportsnet first reported the two sides were close to an agreement.

Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Under the terms of that trade, the Sabres will now get a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder because Kane signed with San Jose. The selection is lottery-protected, so it could be moved to 2020.

Kane’s status was one of the biggest questions heading into this offseason for the Sharks, who were knocked out of the playoffs in six games in the second round by eventual Western Conference champion Vegas.

Star Joe Thornton is the other prominent potential free agent on the team but has said he’s willing to come back on a reduced one-year deal.

Kane had issues off the ice and with teammates at times during his stints with Winnipeg and Josh Hill Womens Jersey Buffalo, but melded well with a veteran Sharks team and got the opportunity to go to the postseason for the first time in his career.

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A few days after announcing his intention to retire in April, Incognito was placed on the reserve/retired list in Buffalo. Incognito then reversed course and asked the Bills to release him so that he would be free to continue his career with another team.

The Bills didn’t act on it at the time, but they announced on Monday that Incognito has been released. He immediately becomes a free agent and is eligible to sign with any team that might want to employ him.

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As a social activist Foster regularly caught some heat from those who didn’t like his attempts to promote discussion on issues such as race and equality. Back then the familiar refrain was shut up and play football,聽and Foster heard it more times than he cares to remember.

Solder and Flowers, who started at left tackle the last three years, worked together with a blocking pad after practice wrapped up. Flowers spent the session at right tackle, where he began competing upon reporting to work for the first time last week, and got some nice words from head coach Pat Shurmur.

Gregorius last got a hit off Oakland’s Andrew Triggs on Saturday to break the hitless skid. Then he went right back into a funk.

Boone was asked how he thinks the 28-year-old is handling the struggles.

Great, Boone said. Didi, as I’ve talked about this whole year, he’s such a from a makeup standpoint, he’s great. He loves to play. He’s tough. He’s prepared. I think he deals with all that baseball throws at you and baseball’s going to throw bumps in the road when you’re in the middle of being a great player. That’s the nature of being a ball player, you’re going to have these occasional bumps in the road over the course of a season. I think he’s handled it great.

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The New Orleans Saints are down a running back, but that won’t spur them to action in the free agent market.
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Coach Sean Payton said Saturday that the team wasn’t aiming to sign a veteran running back to replace the suspended Mark Ingram, but didn’t rule out a reunion with Adrian Peterson, who had a brief stint with the team in 2017.
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Last season with the Seminoles, James amassed 49 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, 11 passes defended and two interceptions.

While James is capable enough to start right away, he has room to grow.

Physically, he’s probably more talented than Jamal Adams, but Adams was more consistent as a player, an NFC scouting director said of James, per Zierlein. Derwin is still learning, so he has a sky-high projection if his play can catch up to the talent.

Monday was slated to be the first day of jury selection but the start was pushed back and now won’t begin because of the settlement.
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As Jay Busbee of Yahoo Sports explained, attorneys for the plaintiff, Eric Inselberg, filed an email from Manning asking Giants equipment manager Joseph Skiba for 2 helmets that can Brian Boyle Jersey pass as game used.

Still, the veteran quarterback has denied wrongdoing in this case while claiming Inselberg had trafficked in fake memorabilia.

I will say I have never done what I have been accused of doing, Manning said last year, per Scooby Axson of Sports Illustrated. I have no reason nor have I had any reason to do anything of that nature. I have done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide, and I know when this is done everyone will see it the same way.

He will not get a chance to plead his case to a jury, as the two sides were reportedly able to agree to an undisclosed settlement.

Atlanta Falcons sign free-agent DT Terrell McClain

Defensive tackle Terrell McClain has a new home after taking a free-agent tour with the Cowboys, 49ers and Dolphins.

The Falcons on Friday signed McClain to a contract, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

On his career, McClain has appeared in 74 games (29 starts) and totaled 110 tackles (75 solo), 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Whether intended, unintended or both, depending on the expediency of the moment, “Cablinasian” represented the ultimate consequence of greenwashing, of decades of selling the idea that identifying with the black identity was the worst thing a person could do. What an irony it was that after the learned behavior of avoiding pride in being African-American, the one time America wanted finally someone to be black, when the corporations actually encouraged it and were hungry to profit from it instead of running for fear of offending the white mainstream, Tiger Woods did not cooperate.

I’m always kicking stuff around, he said.

After slogging his way through the Jaguars’ wild card win over the Bills, he came alive during a win over the Steelers and a loss to the Patriots, throwing for 507 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars, who will enter the 2018 season with Super Bowl dreams due to their dominant defense, have to be hoping that those two games were a sign of things to come rather than a random aberration. Maybe Wednesday night, when Bortles sidestepped disaster before quickly putting the ball in the hands of those who are there to help him, is yet another example of his progress.

The players did not simply find themselves in solidarity with the marchers in the streets but also questioning their place in a sports industry that was selling an image of police that did not often square with their reality. The competing images of black people being killed on dash cam footage and the dozens of law enforcement appreciation nights across the sports calendar forced the players to confront the biggest fractures in their industry: the enormous gap between the business machinery of the game — the white owners, white coaches, white season-ticket base and white media — and them, the majority-black workforces that played the games.
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Except most people who hold that popular opinion think Barkley should have gone lower in the draft because running backs are not valuable enough to be picked that high. On the contrary, Jacobs says the Giants’ rookie running back should have been the No. 1 pick.

He was the best player in the draft, Jacobs told NJ Advance Media. I’m really shocked and surprised that the Cleveland Browns passed on him, but you can’t be too surprised at Cleveland. They always make bad picks. That’s the way they do it. I’m glad they passed on him. I’m glad he is wearing Big Blue.

We have some players, we definitely have some players, Manning said, via the New York Post. Again, on paper is one thing, but you have to be able to do it on the field and you have to have everybody come together. That’s why it’s a team. It’s not four or five guys who make a difference, it’s all 11 and more than that sometimes, both sides doing their parts to find ways to come together as a team to win football games.

Elite Mens Niklas Kronwall Jersey Under two different front office regimes, the Giants passed on win-now players in favor of Davis Webb in the third round in 2016 and in favor of Kyle Lauletta in the fourth round in 2017.

There’s no surprises anymore in the draft, Manning said Monday night at a fundraising event for Guiding Eyes for the Blind at Mulino’s of Westchester. That’s part of the business. Not surprised, I guess.

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It’s really kind of a peek into the garage, Palmer said. The chip inside the new Wilson Connected ball has higher-caliber sensors than the original, and the system is being designed to work within a team environment. You can record up to 18 balls at one given time and you go through practice like normal and you’ll be able to download all of this data that goes to a spreadsheet, Wilson Labs engineer Dan Hare explained. From there, they can choose to import it into their video systems or review it with an analytics group or on their own.

Report: Jets releasing Bryce Petty Jersey

Drafting Sam Darnold with the third overall pick left the Jets with five quarterbacks on their 90-man roster, but that number is set to drop to four on Thursday.
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Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Latrell Sprewell Youth jersey the Jets will release Bryce Petty. The move will leave Darnold, Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Hackenberg on the quarterback depth chart.

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Saban is heavily involved in the process personally with his own player evaluations followed by home visits to potential signees. He travels nationally rather than just regionally to land blue-chip players like Fitzpatrick (New Jersey), as well as current and former NFL players such as Indianapolis center Ryan Kelly (Ohio), Washington defensive end Jonathan Allen (Maryland) and ex-Seattle defensive lineman Jesse Williams (Arizona). The usually high-strung Saban will even dance if it helps him land a five-star prospect.

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Goedert was a prolific receiver at South Dakota State and figures to compete for a similar role alongside Zach Ertz in the Eagles offense. Maddox had a lot of starting experience at Pitt, which should help an Eagles team working to replace Patrick Robinson, and Sweat showed pass rushing potential at Florida State that likely would have led him to get picked earlier if not for knee concerns. Pryor and Mailata, who is making the move from rugby, will try for reserve or developmental roles.

Chicago concluded its near-complete overhaul of the wide receiver position by selecting Miller in the second round on Friday. The Memphis product is 5-foot-11, 201 pounds, isn’t particularly fast and has had struggles with drops (eight last year). On the plus side, he’s a polished route runner with good quickness and post-catch ability. Miller lined up in the slot 38 percent of the time last season and also helped out as a ball carrier and returner.

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Foreman, a third-round pick last year, rushed for 327 yards and two touchdowns. He had the best game of his career in his final game of the season, rushing for 65 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

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He returned to the Sharks after Christmas but didn’t crack the lineup again until mid-March.

“Of course I was wondering, ‘Am I being put out on the pasture? Am I going to get another shot?'” Martin says. “Even when I did come back, I didn’t know if I would have the chance to play again in the NHL.”

In the meantime, the team explored trade options for Martin. But he kept grinding, in the hopes this wasn’t it for him.

Being back after so many years away might have felt awkward at first, had he taken time to truly ponder its meaning. Instead, after accepting the position in late December, he had to quickly assemble a coaching staff and make up ground in recruiting. After signing day was over and he’d cobbled together the No. 14 class in the country, including signing coveted dual-threat QB Emory Jones, there wasn’t much time before spring practice began.

With film of practice on pause, Mullen lamented that he had to miss his daughter’s sixth birthday party the previous night. With spring game preparations later on, he was sure he’d miss her birthday dinner that night as well. There was just so much to do.

Spears: Cleveland versus Toronto. LeBron versus the East’s top-seeded Raptors. The return of Curry will have a lot of eyes on Warriors versus Pelicans, but it’s time for the Raptors to be more than just a regular-season wonder and they need to get past LeBron in the second round to do that. An early ousting would be devastating for Toronto.

Snellings: We already have it. The Pelicans, with the way they dominated their first-round series, are a compelling matchup against the defending champion Warriors, who hope to bring back the injured Curry soon. Of the remaining matchups, the most intriguing might be a battle with three of the unicorn-like young superstars, with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the Bucks against Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the Sixers.

So when people wonder aloud how the incumbent starting quarterback, Feleipe Franks, will fit into his system, Mullen doesn’t get flustered. He’s not ready to name a starter this early, but he hasn’t written off Franks, who threw nine touchdowns and eight interceptions as a freshman last season. In fact, Mullen said he’s stayed away from watching any old film of the team, so chances are he doesn’t even know that Franks ran for only 20 yards.
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