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Now, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Giants have had trade discussions regarding former first-rounder Ereck Flowers.

The fact that Flowers wasn’t picked by current General Manager Dave Gettleman’s important, but the fact he’s the only player to stay away from the start of their offseason program under a new coach is a factor as well. Trading him would also get them off the hook for making a decision on his fifth-year option.

Francesa, 64, could have stayed at FAN in a reduced time slot. FAN was willing to shorten his hours, but he declined. He and company executives also held brief talks after Craig Carton was arrested for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme. It opened the door for Francesa to remain at FAN without looking as if he were losing face. However, Francesa asked for a raise, and no deal was Josh Harrison Womens Jersey reached.

The Miami Heat had no answer for his ability to penetrate and create high-efficiency scoring opportunities for both himself and teammates, and his rebounding and defensive versatility have allowed him to have the offensive impact of a point guard and the defensive impact of a big man. That is a rare and potent combination.

Durant has led the way for the Warriors in the postseason with Stephen Curry out, helping keep the series with the San Antonio Spurs from getting particularly competitive.

His ability to iso and hit timely shots consistently kept the Spurs back on their heels, and his efficient scoring was the catalyst for Golden State’s offense. With Durant on the court, the Warriors outscored the Spurs by 16.3 points per 100 possessions.

Rubio isn’t the best player on his team in a vacuum, as both Rudy Gobert (defense) and Donovan Mitchell (offense) are better in general and have each played well in the postseason.
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However, Rubio is driving the Jazz in their matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he has taken on the task of facing off with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook. That impressive effort has been key for Utah.

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Colts General Manager Chris Ballard held his pre-draft press conference on Friday, but one of the leading topics of conversation had to do with the team’s top pick in the 2012 draft.
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It’s hard to avoid talking about quarterback Andrew Luck’s right shoulder injury under any circumstances because so much of the Colts’ fortunes are tied to Luck’s health. Ballard said that Luck still has not progressed to throwing a regulation football, but that the exercises he is Womens Brian Urlacher Jersey doing are similar to what he’d be doing if he had gotten to that point.

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Finally, the NFL draft is here.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the answer to the question we have all been asking for months will be answered: Which quarterback will the Jets select as their new face of the franchise?

Mayfield was shown celebrating with his family, saying at one point, Yes, sir. Let’s go.

It ended weeks of intrigue about which quarterback the Browns would take.

Mayfield becomes the fifth quarterback the Browns have taken in the first round since returning as an expansion team in 1999. He joins Johnny Manziel (2014), Brandon Weeden (2012), Brady Quinn (2007) and Tim Couch (1999). Couch also was the No. 1 overall pick.

Mayfield now is charged with changing the fortunes of a franchise that has only one playoff appearance since 1999.

Mayfield, 23, was successful in college. He went 34-6 in three seasons at OU, making the playoff twice, and Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy last year after throwing 43 touchdowns and six interceptions.

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Coming off a Super Bowl win, last year’s Patriots chose to plug some of their most significant holes with young established players, not draft picks. That meant as the 2017 draft played out, they were more bystanders than players.

Ben Arledge, Insider editor: As already noted, there more seasoned teams than the Golden Knights lingering out there in the West. And, for that matter, there are some pretty good hockey teams battling it out in the Eastern Conference. One of those also would stand in the way of the Knights should they navigate their own conference.

Sidney Crosby and David Pastrnak have alone combined for more goals (eight) in their first three playoff games than the entire Vegas team scored through four. In all, the Golden Knights managed just 1.75 goals per game and just 1.53 per 60 minutes. I still think it’s unlikely Vegas can get through those thoroughbred teams en route to 16 wins, despite the impressive clinching of the first four.

With all that said, I can’t continue to naysay this team. No one thought Vegas was going to hit 109 points during the regular season or win the division. Then again, no one thought it was going to reach 80 — or even 70 — points. As mentioned, I thought the Kings would be able to handle the Knights despite their own deficiencies. But I was wrong, and I’ll happily admit that now. The Golden Knights are legitimate Cup contenders, and they have shown once again that they were drastically underestimated by bouncing Los Angeles in four games.

That doesn’t mean all is well. Gronkowski has taken his trademark individuality to the extreme this offseason, declining to declare that he’ll play and, most recently, arguably trolling coach Bill Belichick over Gronkowski’s obvious intention to treat voluntary workouts as just that.

It’s possible Gronkowski simply wants more money, and that if the team wants to address a contract that will pay Gronk $8 million this year, maybe Gronk will have more enthusiasm about April, May, and June non-mandatory practices.

As to Gronkowski’s pay for 2018, the $8 million he’ll make matches the $8 million per year that former Eagles third-string tight end Trey Burton will earn in Chicago this year, and it’s $2 million less than the $10 million per year that Jimmy Graham will make in Green Bay. Clearly, Gronkowski is underpaid.

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Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson, who recently injured his knee in a private workout with the Lions, received good news from Dr. James Andrews after undergoing surgery Tuesday.
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Nelson led the FBS in pass breakups with a school-record 21 last season. He also averaged Authentic Noel Acciari Jersey 8.6 yards on punt returns last season.

Whether it’s the NFL unfairly opposing claims or specific former players (and/or those who stand to make money from them) unfairly trying to get a piece of a pie that will be as big as it needs to be, these problems needs to be fully explored and resolved. Whether it’s the NFL’s fault, specific former players’ fault, or both, this complication delays the efforts of truly eligible former players to get the money they deserve.

The Bills added Trent Murphy, Terrence Fede and Owa Odighizuwa to their defensive end group in free agency. Shaq Lawson, Jerry Hughes and Eddie Yarbrough return from last year’s group.
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Along these same lines, you need to forget about the question of whether anthem protests are bad for business. (Some presume that the protests have hurt the NFL’s business; the evidence, however, is inconclusive. Yes, TV ratings are down, but not as far down as TV ratings generally. Also, revenues 鈥?and in turn the salary cap 鈥?continue to rise. For the fifth straight year, the salary cap has increased by more than $10 million per team.)

Actually, let’s assume that the NFL’s teams subjectively have concluded that anthem protests are indeed bad for business, inconclusive evidence of a negative impact notwithstanding. If that’s the case, the question becomes whether the NFL can make hiring and firing decisions based on anthem protests that are determined to be bad for business under the principles that apply to the employment relationship between NFL teams and NFL players.

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The Vikings announced today that they have agreed to a contract extension with Kendricks, their 2015 second-round draft pick.

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Ultimately, if Mayfield is being demanding in his pre-draft visits, that doesn’t tell us much of anything about what kind of NFL quarterback he’ll be. It could be spun as evidence that he’s a prima donna, or it could be spun as evidence that he’s the kind of great leader who demands the best of everyone around him. Either way, it’s beyond the point of whether he’s going to be a great NFL player.

The Eagles released Worley, who had been acquired from the Panthers in a trade sending wide receiver Torrey Smith to Carolina, later in the day.

Kraft praised Belichick when asked to provide some clarity on the decision to bench veteran cornerback Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl. Belichick explained the benching at the time as the result of a lot of things, and Butler’s absence was felt as the Eagles torched the Patriots’ defense for 613 total yards and 41 points.

With my fan hat on, you can come up with all kinds of reasons or things, but here’s the deal: We in New England are privileged to have, I believe, the greatest coach in the history of coaching, Kraft said. I have faith in Bill as a coach that I don’t think there is anyone who has the football knowledge and expertise combined with understanding personnel 鈥?no one can merge those two worlds [like him]. 鈥?

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The Lions announced they have signed cornerback Raysean Pringle.
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Pringle, 24, signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent from Southern Utah last May. Green Bay waived him out of the preseason.

He spent a month on the Jaguars’ practice squad before finishing out the season on the Packers’ practice squad.

Compounding matters would the possibility that Authentic Kyle Beckerman Jersey the post-Dez receiving corps in Dallas can’t get it done, with no No. 1 receiver and a collection of guys who can’t do what Dez once did.

Wherever Dez goes next, an eight-year marriage has ended in a divorce that already has gotten a little ugly. How ugly it gets remains to be seen.
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Graham said he’s been pretty good friends with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers since spending time with him at a Pro Bowl several years ago and that gave him insight into Rodgers’ mindset when he was considering offers this offseason.

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A return to the productivity of his Saints years would allow Graham to provide the maximum help to Rodgers and the rest of the Packers. His three years with the Seahawks provided mixed results as illustrated by last year’s 10 touchdown catches and 9.1 yards per catch.

Graham is confident that he can put up the bigger numbers 鈥?I’m still 6’7鈥?and can still run a 4.5 [40-yard dash] 鈥?and fulfilling those expectations would be a major boost to Green Bay’s chances in 2018.

Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t the only NFL superstar rumored to be on the trading block.

Following an offseason filled with more questions than answers about his status for 2018, the chances of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski being shipped out of New England are gradually increasing, according to the Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard.

“A Bill Belichick-friendly source agreed with my thinking that once a player makes Belichick start to contemplate life without him, Belichick starts to warm to being without that player,” Bedard described, per The Big Lead, with the insider adding, “He imagines you gone.

Though Gronkowski has other endeavors he can concentrate on, whether with the WWE or his budding acting career, should football remain on the radar, a reunion with Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco is said to be one of the most probable scenarios, according to Bedard. The Rams are also reportedly in the mix.

As for Belichick, he’s predictably keeping all talk regarding Gronkowski under wraps.

“I’m not going to speak for anybody else,” Belichick said during the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, via ESPN. “So, conversations I’ve had with the players — and I’ve had a lot of them — I will keep those private between myself and the player. I respect those coach-to-player conversations. I don’t want to speak for anybody else.”

Shurmur said he acknowledged to Flowers what he had been told, that Flowers played through an ankle issue in 2017. He did not allow a sack in more than 300 consecutive snaps, but there is no denying Flowers has been a major disappointment, given his lofty draft status. Right tackle is often a better fit for a big, powerful run blocker. Flowers is big, but he is not a strong run blocker, often leaning into defensive linemen rather than bulldozing them out of the way.

It will not be an easy transition for Flowers, although Shurmur said, “He’s had some experience [on the right side] that maybe is not quite as obvious to people.” Plenty of premier pass-rushers line up on the left side of the defensive line, putting them directly across from Flowers at right tackle.

“The right-tackle, left-tackle thing in itself, you got to protect both edges, and it comes down to the matchup of the rushers a lot of times,” Shurmur said. “There are some guys their whole careers have played on the right or the left, so a move like that would be difficult. But most often because these guys were not just born starters, they’ve had to move around up front, and we’re very confident he’ll have success over there.”

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This will undoubtedly be considered by any team that weighs adding Bryant, but this was somewhat known for a while. Hearing it from a Hall of Famer who’s close to Bryant just makes it more real.
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The tea leaves must be read to better understand who each organization prefers based on visits, private workouts and聽overall interest throughout the predraft process.

Trades weren’t considered to avoid an innumerable amount of possibilities.聽

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That’s because it was a sign Bird could be back sooner than the team initially expected, manager Aaron Boone told reporters before Monday’s game against the Marlins at Yankee Stadium.

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He’s doing really well, Boone said when asked when he thought Bird could start playing in rehabilitation games.

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Decker is visiting the Ravens today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

He played collegiately at Buffalo, appearing in 20 games with 15 starts in 2015-16. Joseph started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior.

The Dolphins made Doughty a seventh-round pick in 2016, and he spent most of his two seasons on their practice squad.

I wouldn’t say [I’m] changing my throwing motion, Luck said. There are things in my throwing motion that I can do better from the ground up, and that’s a big part of what I’ve been working on, making sure I’m using my body as effectively as possible to throw a football and not over- or under-compensate in any way.
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The ultimate goal is to have Luck return to being the quarterback who didn’t miss a meaningful snap during his first three seasons in the NFL while leading the Colts went to the playoffs in each of those seasons. He has missed 26 games over the past three seasons — all seasons in which the Colts failed to make the playoffs — since he originally injured his shoulder in Week 3 of the 2015 season.

I guess there is a certain amount of guilt that I’ve lived with for not being able to play this past year, Luck said. Not being out there for the team, and it sounds a little corny and a little cheesy. It was very difficult. I’ve put a lot of my self-worth in being available for this team and being the best I could for this team. That maybe is not the healthiest thing in the world to do.

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In 2017, Decker caught 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown. If he were to sign with Baltimore, he’d be joining a revamped wide receiving corps that has also added Michael Crabtree and John Brown this offseason.

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Washington bringing back nose tackle Phil Taylor

Washington’s giving Phil Taylor another chance to complete an amazing comeback.

According to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post, the veteran nose tackle is coming back on a one-year deal.

Taylor missed last season after tearing his left quadriceps during the preseason, and has battled knee problems throughout his career.

The former Browns first-rounder hasn’t played in the league since November 2014, but was penciled into the starting lineup for Washington last year in what would have been an incredible return from injuries. Now he gets another chance to do it at age 30, which will be that much more impressive.

Thus, the premise of King’s item — that Rosen may be dismayed with Mora’s comments from last week — presumes that, in reality, Rosen isn’t delighted by them. The truth may be that he is.

So why is Rosen visiting the Browns this week, you ask? Again, he’s sufficiently self aware to know how others regard him, and he doesn’t want to be regarded as a guy who is trying to engineer the draft process in his favor. Even if he is.

Johnson played only 43 snaps before a wrist injury that required surgery. He spent the season on injured reserve.

Johnson, 26, earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2016 with 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns. His return is good news for new coach Steve Wilks, who is expected to rely heavily on Johnson in 2018.

And one other position the Rams need to be thinking about is left tackle, where last year’s acquisition of Andrew Whitworth was a great move in the short term but not a solution in the long term. Whitworth will turn 37 this year and realistically won’t be around much longer. Left tackles are expensive, and the Rams will need to go shopping for a new one to protect Jared Goff sooner rather than later.buccaneers_022