John Lynch confirms Talib didn’t want to be traded to 49ers

Before the 49ers signed cornerback Richard Sherman to a contract with a base value of $7 million (if he passes his preseason physical), the 49ers wanted to acquire cornerback Aqib Talib at a base value of $11 million. But Talib didn’t want to play for the 49ers.
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49ers G.M. John Lynch explained the situation to Peter King of

We did have a trade in place with Denver for a veteran cornerback, John Lynch told King. Aqib Talib. I think he didn’t like the idea of being traded he wanted to be released. I think he felt, If I’m going anywhere, Derrick Thomas Womens Jersey I want to play for [Patriots coach] Bill Belichick or [Rams defensive coordinator] Wade Phillips.’ I talked to the Broncos at the Scouting Combine in Indy about it and I thought we had a deal. Richard [Sherman] wasn’t available then. But we might have had to fight to make the trade for Aqib, so we just dropped it.

The physical traits and production are obvious. Davis would have fallen in love with Edmunds even though he’s still learning the position and needs to become more comfortable working in space. The linebacker’s best football is still ahead of him as long as he’s coached well and the team is willing to work through his early mistakes.

Ndamukong Suh’s signing didn’t work out like the Miami Dolphins envisioned when the organization made him the highest-paid defender in NFL history. Without Suh, the Dolphins are quite young along the defensive interior and lack a difference-maker.

As to the claim that he didn’t remember the things that happened during the murders, Simpson was asked whether he’d ever blacked out before.

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Report: Jeremy Hill signing with Patriots

The Patriots have found Dion Lewis’ replacement.
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Jeremy Hill will join Rex Burkhead, James White and Mike Gillislee in the Patriots’ backfield, having come to terms with New England, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Hill visited the Patriots on Friday.

So many girls I knew were completely happy to settle down in a luxury home with their professional athlete partner, even capitalizing on their partner’s status to make a living. And hey, more power to them they’re making a buck with what life has given them. That’s smart. Very Kardashian.

Yes, cheating. It happens all too frequently with female fans throwing themselves at their ticket to paradise.

These guys are held to a different standard by the public and many choose to act accordingly.

Thankfully, I did not have that kind of partner. He was a good, moral man who loved his family fiercely and loved me.

But still, I wanted more for myself. Or perhaps not more, but different. Because I sure as hell don’t have more now.

The Giants are coming off a 3-13 season in which the only game Rodgers-Cromartie missed was when he was suspended for violating team rules. That violation was leaving the facility without permission, angered he was going to be benched for one game for leaving the sideline in a loss to the Chargers. Plus, he is on the books for $6.48 million in 2018 and the Giants would save $5.1 on the salary cap by cutting him.

It’s always a benefit to have weapons, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. I mean, Odell’s Phil Simms Authentic Jersey an unbelievable player, Sterling Shepard also is an incredible player.

I think wherever you are it’s always valuable to have some guys you can throw the ball to and put it in a bunch of different places and they’ll grab it whenever it may be.

Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson, the top offensive line prospect in the draft, did not run the 40 because of a slight hamstring issue suffered when he was warming up. Nelson did participate in the bench press Thursday (35 reps) and had a 26.5-inch vertical jump Friday. His college teammate, tackle Mike McGlinchey, also did not run after arriving with a slight hamstring strain.
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Limited Mens Rashean Mathis Jersey The Giants are closely monitoring the offensive linemen in this draft. Orlando Brown, one of the top offensive tackle prospects, is having a rough combine. The 6-foot-8, 345-pounder from Oklahoma ran a dismal 40-yard dash, clocking in at a slothful 5.85, which Mike Mayock of NFL Network called a historically bad time. It was the fifth-slowest at the combine since 2003. Brown also finished dead last among all offensive linemen with only 14 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, a terrible performance from such a large man. Brown was also last in the vertical jump (19.5) and broad jump (6’10).

Former Eagles DT Beau Allen is joining the Bucs.

There was one other bit of unfinished quarterback business heading into free agency, and the Saints took care of it on Tuesday. The Saints got around to locking Brees up with a two-year, $50 million contract on Tuesday, so he will almost certainy finish his career with New Orleans. But they waited long enough that other teams were in touch with Tom Condon, Brees’ agent, about the possibility of signing him. At least one other team was willing to offer Brees a fully guaranteed two-year, $60 million deal to woo him away from New Orleans, according to ESPN’s Mike Triplette. It didn’t work.

After making $9.3 million over the first three years of his rookie deal, Watt signed a six-year extension for $100 million to secure his future with the Texans.

He’ll see at least $62.8 million of that extension before the Texans even consider parting ways with Watt, which would be after this season, bringing his earnings through the end of 2018 to $72.1 million.

Houston had a ton of cap space (and dearth of draft picks)?but hasn’t had a very encouraging offseason to date, missing out on the top O-line prospects. But even nearing his 34th birthday, Joseph continues to be solid player who will provide some needed continuity in the secondary.?

Things went better for Aqib Talib in Denver, but after Talib’s age-31 season, the Broncos decided they were better off going with Bradley Roby and shipped Talib off to the Rams.

Sherman will turn 30 later this month and will be coming off a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in November, so the odds are against him returning to his perennial All-Pro form for a significant length of time.

The good news is that he landed in a welcoming location with the 49ers.

The Seahawks were more diverse in their coverages than some might suggest, but Sherman’s size, instincts and spatial awareness made him a perfect fit for the Cover-3 that Seattle ran as its base coverage.

Brandon Jennings made a hugely triumphant return to the NBA on Monday, almost notching a triple-double in only 24 minutes off the bench.

Eric Bledsoe is still clearly the lead guard on Milwaukee, but the blowout nature of the win over the hapless Grizzlies allowed the Bucks to rest their starters and give Jennings plenty of minutes. Though the numbers aren’t sustainable in his current role, it is good to see that the potential is still there.
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The Orioles last year allowed kids to run the bases after Sunday games and invited scores of Little League teams to march on the field and meet players before several Sunday games. This season, they have an enhanced Kid’s Corner, which will include an interactive treehouse activity center, a jungle gym, a moon bounce and Skee-Ball. They’ve also expanded kid-friendly food offerings.

According to a Sports Business Journal article from 2017, the average age of MLB fans in 2016 was 57. For the NFL it was 50, NHL 49 and NBA 42.

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Arrieta pointed to his 2.28 ERA after the All-Star break — compared to 4.35 in the first half — as a sign that he was able to figure things out and adapt.

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Agent Scott Boras said Arrieta never received an offer to re-sign with the Cubs, who upgraded their rotation by signing Yu Darvish to a six-year, $126 million deal last month. Boras said Arrieta included the Phillies on his initial wish list of teams at the start of the free-agent season in November.

While we could go through the league leaders in these categories looking for potential available players to help you in the final month, that won’t work. That’s the first Womens Scott Kazmir Jersey stop for fantasy managers as the season progresses, and any player making significant contributions in any category is probably no longer available in your league.

NFL offseason schedule: When is 2018 NFL Draft, free agency?

The Eagles and Patriots were behind schedule when the NFL offseason began. After Super Bowl complete, they joined the 30 other NFL teams that had been in draft and free-agency mode for several weeks prior.
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There are two full months between the NFL Combine and the NFL Draft, and that schedule void is filled with the beginning of the league year in March, which in turn marks the official beginning of free agency.
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On March 14th at 4 p.m. ET, the 2018 free-agency period (and trading period) will begin. However, beginning March 12, teams will be permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4 p.m. ET on March 14. But a contract cannot be executed with a new club until free agency begins.
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NFL free agency in 2018 is expected to be unusually active in terms of the quarterback market. In a preview of that market, SN has pointed out which QBs might be on the move this year.

Sherman, who acted as his own agent, told his new three-year deal with San Francisco is filled with incentives and worth up to $39.15 million. He them told The MMQB it includes guarantees that roll over each season if he makes the Pro Bowl.

I don’t think any agent in the business could have done a better job of negotiating this contract, Sherman said. It gives me the ability to control my destiny. The 49ers have skin in the game. I have skin in the game. In my former contract, no matter what I did this year, nothing would be guaranteed to me next year. I couldn’t feel secure in my contract. Now, if I play the way I know I’m capable of playing, I know I’m going to get paid.

Sherman took to Twitter on Monday, telling fans angry about his departure that they should direct that anger at the Seahawks, not him. Get upset with Womens Josh Kline Jersey the people who forced me to go, he tweeted, in part.

Steelers own Art Rooney II said that there will be a role for Shazier in 2018 in some capacity

Free agency is coming on March 14, but before that begins, NFL teams had another option to keep valued players from leaving.
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Starting on Feb. 20 until the March 6 deadline, teams could use the franchise tag.

The catch is that just one player can be tagged and if a long-term deal isn’t reached by July 16, the franchised player will receive a one-year contract with a salary that’s an average of the top five highest-paid players at that position.

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He hasn’t stopped being there for his teammates. Shazier celebrated the Steelers’ Week 14 win over the Ravens with his teammates from his hospital bed via FaceTime. And he even made it to the Steelers’ Week 15 loss to the Patriots at Heinz Field, just two weeks after his injury. Shazier also attended the Steelers’ Week 17 win over the Browns in Pittsburgh.

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Fitzpatrick played for the sport’s foremost DBs coach, Nick Saban, and Saban moved him around the secondary with abandon. Alabama’s depth chart called Fitzpatrick a strong safety, but he defies positional labeling. Fitzpatrick lined up more often as a slot cornerback than a safety, and he made brief appearances (13 snaps in 2017) as an outside corner.

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Tyronn Lue finally admits it’s time to shake up Cavs’ lineup

Tyronn Lue is finally willing to change the Cavaliers’ starting lineup after Tuesday’s 114-102 loss to the Spurs.

Cleveland has now dropped 10 of its last 12 games, which seemed to be the final straw for Lue.

“I’m gonna make a change,” he told reporters after the game.

Boucher was happy that his team finished 2-2 on a week-long road trip.

The Stars have tied the score in the final three minutes of regulation in the last three games but won only one in overtime. They could have extended their lead for the first wild card in the Western Conference to more than three points over Los Angeles.

Dallas’ Tyler Seguin scored twice, on the power play in the first period and from the top of the right faceoff circle with 1:02 left in the third period to tie it.

“We shouldn’t be waiting for the last two, three minutes to start going,” Seguin said. “That’s a point that should never have not been ours.

Sacramento and Cleveland continue to discuss a deal for guard George Hill, league sources tell ESPN. Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye are primary players in ongoing conversations.

The Cavaliers have fallen into third place in the Eastern Conference, just one game in front of the Heat, and have been in trade talks for multiple players during their losing skid (10 losses in past 14 games entering Tuesday). Hill was mentioned as a possibility Saturday and it appears those talks are heating up for the 31-year-old, who is averaging 10.3 points and 2.8 assists per game. However, according to Opta, those are the lowest averages he has had since 2010-11 with the Pacers.

Cleveland’s guards though have not been much better. Jose Calderon is averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game, while Derrick Rose is putting up 13.4 points and 1.8 assists, but he has only played in nine games. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 16.1 points and 3.6 assists, but he has only played in seven games.

Kevin Durant admits he created a beef with Russell Westbrook in his head

During the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, one of the most widely discussed stories was about Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s relationship. As the New York Times wrote back then, Westbrook and Durant kept their distance. Whenever possible ‘ which was often ‘ they took up residence at opposite ends of the court.
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This year has been a different story, though. We’ve already seen images of them together looking friendly.
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I just got out of my own head and got out of my own way and stopped thinking it was even a thing, you know? I feel like I f’d that up, Durant said. I feel like I just made it a thing when I shouldn’t have been. So it’s cool to kind of get past that and appreciate these guys for who they are and what they do. And it’s all love at the end of the day.

Evaluate Jeff Hornacek. The Knicks’ early-season promise was a result of a soft schedule, and the team wilted once things toughened up. Losing Kristaps Porzingis to a knee injury is a tough blow, too. But the Knicks are still ahead of where they probably should be, and Hornacek deserves some credit for that. There’s a slew of issues to be worked out here, but deciding whether Hornacek will be their coach is first on the list.

Tank. There are a few teams who should just lose as much as possible in the next two months, and the Hawks are near the top of the list. Other than rookie big man John Collins, and maybe Taurean Prince and/or Dennis Schroder, there could be no one on this roster who is part of the long-term plan. Watch the NCAA tourney and prep for the draft.

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Luke Babbitt, Heat ‘ Babbitt has averaged 1.3 3-pointers made per game over the last two seasons, tied for the third most of any player averaging fewer than 16 minutes per game. The Heat should benefit from another lengthy player (6-9) capable of spreading the floor.

Doug McDermott, Mavericks ‘ McDermott has hit 39.7 percent of his 3-pointers since the start of the 2015-16 season, one of 18 players hitting more than 39.5% of his 3-pointers in that time (min. 600 Jay Novacek Womens Jersey attempts). ?Now McDermott, 26, can continue molding his game alongside Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas.

Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant to stay with Cowboys

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Bryant hasn’t had a 1,000-yard season in three years, yet he will still be paid $12.5 million, which includes a $16.5 million salary cap.

When you have got that kind of relationship, and I do with him, then I’m optimistic when I am sitting here this time next year we would have done a real good job on his business.

Bryant was at the height of his game when he signed a five-year, $75 million contract in 2015. However, he hasn’t scored double-digit touchdowns since 2014, along with not breaking 1,000 yards.

In 2017, he appeared to be on an upswing with six touchdown catches and 838 yards, but was also battling a fractured foot and tendinitis, which Jones noted.

You credit some of it to injury, Jones said. You can credit some of it to just not being as efficient this year as we were the year before, not having possessions, not having offensive possession time that we had. I can start right there. All of that has a cause and effect, the chicken and the egg.

Bell earned $12 million under the franchise tag last season and would make about $14.5 million in 2018 should Pittsburgh make the same move this year, though he threatened to retire or sit out next season if the team uses its franchise tag on him again. Nonetheless, the Steelers are sticking to their guns.
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Bell, 26, finished with 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns on 321 carries in 15 games last season. He has 7,996 yards from scrimmage through 62 games over his first five NFL seasons.

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James was asked what kind of a matchup problem is the 6-foot-10 Simmons, who added nine rebounds and eight assists.

The same one I bring, he said. Power, speed, quickness, size, court awareness. Same one I bring.

NFL free agency: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap.
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For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make sense; other such moves do not.

Comparing favorably to LeSean McCoy as a pure runner, Barkley’s value to his future NFL franchise is his elite elusiveness, outstanding third-down ability and a mental makeup to be a culture-changing franchise player.

It’s rare for an offensive guard to be ranked this high, and understandably so; the position’s impact is not as substantial as that of most others. But Nelson is a plug-and-play Pro Bowler who likely will not escape the top 10 overall picks.

A star pass-rusher from a loaded N.C. State defensive line, Chubb is not only a versatile and explosive defensive end. He will be a high-character leader in the NFL who can anchor a defense for years.

But while the Jets are presently rolling three legit scoring lines, it’ll be interesting to watch how that strategy holds up through the trade deadline. There’s still talk of the club acquiring an outsider to play up front with Scheifele and Wheeler, so any manager invested in Connor should keep an ear to the rumor mill.

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Tomasevicz played linebacker for Nebraska from 1999-2003, mostly on special teams during his senior season. He took up bobsled in 2004 and participated in two Olympic Games and a handful of World Cups with Team USA. Tomasevicz took home gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics in the four-man event.

Other past football players who have picked up bobsled include Herschel Walker, former CFL receiver Johnny Quinn, and former Tulsa linebacker Todd Hays. McGuffie said a lot of aspects on the gridiron translate to bobsledding.
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