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Michael Strahan’s ‘jersey should definitely be retired’ by Giants

Jacobs won two Super Bowls as a running back for the Giants, rushing for 5,087 yards and 60 touchdowns in 107 games over eight seasons with the franchise. He was the No. 110 overall pick in the fourth round of the 2005 draft.
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While Jacobs’ career serves as one of many examples — more recently, Alvin Kamara (Saints) and Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) — of why teams commonly pass on running backs in the top five of a draft believing they can find production in the middle rounds, he doesn’t subscribe to the theory.

In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. The NFL players’ union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. The NFLPA cites one team appearing to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the player’s statement that he would challenge the implementation of a club’s policy prohibiting demonstration during the national anthem.

The NFLPA cites one team appearing to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the player’s statement that he would challenge the implementation of a club’s policy prohibiting demonstration during the national anthem.

Drafted 19th overall by the Titans in 2007, the Texas product appeared in two Pro Bowls and was named a second-team All-Pro in 2010.
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Authentic Mens Whitey Herzog Jersey On the field, there is only one football, and how the Giants distribute it when Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley are out there together is the sort of reverse-dilemma an offensive-minded head coach such as Pat Shurmur desires all day, every day.

It is off the field where the Odell-Saquon dynamic is most fascinating to anticipate. Last names are optional with these two mega-stars 鈥?one NFL established, revered (in some circles reviled), and the other a newbie arriving already a brand-ready college phenom, undeniably the most highly anticipated Giants rookie in the social-media age.

Odell is not part Authentic Matt Bryant Jersey of the furniture in an Eli Manning sense, but, entering his fifth season, he is familiar in a realm where new is embraced. How he reacts to his space, his domain, infiltrated by Smiling Saquon will be a case-study in worlds colliding. In the game, Beckham will have to adjust to seeing the ball less, hearing roars for Barkley and grow accustomed to chasing him down in the end zone to celebrate a Saquon Score.

Report: NFL may delegate anthem policy to individual teams

The NFL has said that players may protest during the anthem. Some teams have, as a practical matter, applied a different approach, discouraging and/or flat-out stating that players will not kneel. Soon, it could be for the teams to formally craft their own policies regarding whether players will be required to stand during the anthem.
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So it’s hardly a compromise to give the teams the power to tell players not to kneel. It could end up instead being a powderkeg, at a time when the issue has largely subsided, but for the pending Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion grievances.
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Via Deone Bucannon Authentic Jersey the New York Post, the lawyer currently representing Luisa Esposito has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to encourage Lisa Friel, the league’s special counsel for investigations to take action in a case that fell under her jurisdiction when the situation arose in 2005.

Esposito contends that attorney Allen Isaac groped her and demanded sexual favors from her in connection with representation stemming from an automobile accident. Esposito managed to capture one of her meetings with Isaac on tape, and it was enough to get him kicked out of the Wall Street law firm he founded. However, Isaac never was prosecuted.

So why Friel? At the time, she led the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sex-Crimes Unit, and she didn’t prosecute Isaac. So Esposito’s new lawyer, Peter Gleason, wants Goodell to tell Friel to tell the DA to move on the case.

Just like access to agents, limiting access of coaches to players empowers the third parties that the NCAA seeks to limit. The answer to influence isn’t to take coaches away from the players but to allow more access of coaches to players.

When NCAA coaches are not present, others will fill that void. The commission suggested greater access of NCAA coaches to their own players during the summer so third parties will not be empowered. It also recommended greater player access to agents so bad agents will not be empowered. But limiting youth players’ access to coaches will somehow limit the influence of third parties? That makes no sense.

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Browns struggle to find the right balance between veteran and rookie quarterback

Because the Cleveland Browns have had so many starting quarterbacks since returning to the NFL in 1999, the franchise has experienced just about every way possible to blow their chance at developing a franchise quarterback. That 19-year history invites significant angst as the Browns now try to balance relying on a veteran for whom they gave up a third-round draft pick against the rookie in whom they entrusted the first overall selection in the draft.
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Ryan Allen Elite Jersey It鈥檚 a delicate balance 鈥?arguably minefield 鈥?for the Browns. Wait too long to flip to Mayfield, and Taylor could win the hearts and minds of Browns fans. Go with Mayfield too early, and perhaps he ends up having his confidence shattered, in the same way last year鈥檚 rookie starter DeShone Kizer鈥榮 was, especially after Jackson repeatedly benched and unbenched Kizer as he struggled without the benefit of a high level of talent around him or a high level of coaching acumen.

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Houston benefits from a last-place schedule that has them facing the Browns and Broncos, both of which are expected by Vegas to have losing records again this year, as well as from the AFC South teams playing the AFC East teams. Aside from the Patriots, Vegas thinks the other three teams in the AFC East are all going to be bad this year, which means the Texans get three easy games on their schedule 鈥?and means the Patriots should have six easy games in their division.

Browns defensive coordinator explains why they picked Denzel Ward over Bradley Chubb

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The Cleveland Browns came into the 2018 NFL Draft with four of the top 35 picks, and two of the top four. It was widely expected that they’d take a quarterback at No. 1, and that is indeed what they did: they selected Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield to be their QB of the future.
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It was at No. 4 where the Browns made their first surprising selection of the weekend. Most people considered NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb to be the top defensive player in the draft, and when he was still available at No. 4, figured the ability to pair Chubb with last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett, along the defensive line would be too enticing to pass up.

The Broncos likely won’t be contending for an AFC West title this year, as the Los Angeles Chargers were a kicker away from the playoffs last year and the Kansas City Chiefs Womens Vernon Butler Jersey could repeat Patrick Mahomes can replicate Alex Smith’s passing stats. Don’t assume Denver is going to have another top-five pick next year, though.
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Their draft class and the signing of former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum should give the Broncos stability, removing some of the low-end scenarios that plagued them in 2017.

The Detroit Lions are clearly the third-best team in the NFC North, trailing the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers (with a healthy Aaron Rodgers) but ahead of the Chicago Bears. New head coach Matt Patricia will impact the product on the field, though.

The New York Giants were open to trading Ereck Flowers during the NFL draft. It just didn’t happen, in part because of the price.

The Giants were looking for a mid-round draft pick in return for Flowers, according to a source. That wasn’t going to happen, given the level of his play and contract.

The price was considered significantly too steep for one team, and it ultimately didn’t lure any bites. Flowers is guaranteed $2.4 million this season.

Since selecting quarterback Jameis Winston first overall in 2015, the Bucs have gone 20-28, including 5-11 last season. In 42 seasons of NFL football in Tampa Bay, the team has only had seven seasons with 10 or more wins. In contrast, the Bucs have recorded 10 or more losses 25 times in their history as a team.

Irsay: Colts turned down trade offers for Luck

Colts owner Jim Irsay hinted during a draft day conversation Saturday that the team has received multiple trade inquiries about franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, only to quickly dismiss them. Luck hasn’t played a game in over a year, and is still rehabbing the surgically-repaired throwing shoulder that kept him on the sideline the entire 2017 season.
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Evans is a notch below the Roquan Smith-level linebacker prospects in this year’s class, but he could easily develop to be as good as Mosley. Oh, there we go comparing Alabama defenders again. Excellence really can get wearying.

Trading up for Evans feels like a little bit of a reach, but the Titans have plenty of young talent from past drafts that needs to be developed, so spending a little capital to get the player Mike Vrabel really wants won’t cripple them.

Mike Hughes was one of the major catalysts in the Knights’ undefeated season. He’s a physical defender with great speed and the absolute mentality that any ball thrown in his area is his鈥攐r at the very least, won’t belong to the receiver in question.

Sam Mills Kids Jersey The NFL will reportedly address the future of the kickoff play during a May 1 and 2 summit meeting at league headquarters in New York.

Zack Cox of NESN shared comments from Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots in which he said doing away with kickoffs would be a tragedy:

The concern at the NFL level comes after the NCAA approved a change in kickoff rules for the 2018 campaign. According to聽Greg Johnson聽of, kickoffs will automatically be deemed touchbacks if the returner calls a fair catch inside the 25-yard line, which minimizes the incentive to return deep kickoffs and theoretically will lead to Andrew Sendejo Jersey fewer returns.

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NFL Draft 2018: 5 Sleeper prospects

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Every year in the NFL, there are prospects who fly under the radar in the draft only to make a significant impact in their rookie season.

It takes an astute GM to find such gems and here we look at five sleepers from this year’s class who should be firmly on the league’s radar.

LB Genard Avery, Memphis – One of the top athletes in an extremely deep linebacker class, Avery is a player who deserves to be talked about more given his production.

Racking up 22 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 2017, Avery brings significant pass-rush upside and can play sideline to sideline and downhill. He plays with aggression and thud that belies his 6-0 and 248-pound frame. Getting him at any point beyond round two will be a steal.

CB Isaac Yiadom, Boston College – Seen as a day-three guy, Yiadom has the tape and the physical makeup of a cornerback who deserves to be taken considerably higher.

At 6-0 with arms just over 32 inches, Yiadom fits the mold of the long corner so many teams are looking for. He is physical in press coverage, jamming receivers with a powerful punch that can throw them off their routes, but is also athletic enough to fluidly turn his hips and maintain tight downfield coverage.

With that kind of versatile skill set and impressive on-ball production (22 pass deflections) in his college career, Yiadom is a mid to late-rounder who could become a year-one contributor at an extremely important position.

Panthers 鈥?Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn: Carolina is in desperate need of reinforcements at Bruce Irvin Authentic Jersey corner. Davis’ size (6-1, 206) makes him better suited to take on super-sized NFC South receivers like Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and Mike Evans.

Buccaneers (from Rams via Bills) 鈥?Donte Jackson, CB, LSU: Did we mention that atrocious Tampa pass defense? Jackson isn’t big (5-11, 178) but has excellent speed. So in some ways, pretty much Brent Grimes, just 12 years younger.

Elite David Backes USA Jersey Titans 鈥?Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State: An exceptional athlete (41陆-inch vertical, 4.54-second 40 at the combine), he’d add another dimension to Tennessee’s passing attack and could take over the primary role in a year if Delanie Walker, soon to be 34, isn’t re-signed beyond 2018.

What to watch in a crucial Cavs-Pacers Game 2 matchup

Cleveland might want to write this off as a make or miss league loss. Cleveland shot a hideous 8-of-34 from deep. Hit their average mark, and this is probably a close home loss against a fifth seed that didn’t exactly rain fire either. So … hooray?
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Richardson had a Heat playoff record seven steals. Wade and LeBron James were the only other Heat players with six steals in a playoff game before Saturday. … Miami started 1 for 6 from the foul line, and finished 13 for 25. … Tyler Johnson, playing with a bandage on the left thumb he injured in the opening seconds of Game 3, logged 13 minutes and took only one shot.

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Also, Browns draft consultant Scot McCloughan is a noted Mayfield supporter, saying in February the Heisman winner was hands down the best quarterback in this class.

In the lead-up to Thursday night, Mayfield has played up his charm, recreating the iconic Brett Favre-in-jorts draft picture Wednesday night.Josh Allen is kicking off his pre-draft festivities with an apology tour.

After racially insensitive tweets from his high school days surfaced online, the former Wyoming quarterback apologized Wednesday night, telling ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith he was young and dumb.

The offensive tweets in question, which have since been scrubbed from Allen’s feed, were from 2012 and 2013. According to Yahoo Sports, Allen uses the N-word a number of times.

I don’t think you n鈥?s want a troubled son, Allen allegedly wrote in June 2012.

Why are you so white ? 鈥?If it ain’t white, it ain’t right! the signal-caller posted a year later.

PFT Live draft looks at best players in this draft

History tells us that half of the players drafted tonight will end up doing not much more in the NFL than anyone who has never played in the NFL. So who will the best players of the bunch be?
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That was the subject of Thursday’s PFT Live draft.
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For a change, I won the toss. As usual, I dominated Chris Simms and his $300 haircut. Better luck next time, pretty boy.

Both of Detroit’s Pro Bowlers came in the 2013 class 鈥?Slay and Ziggy Ansah. There has been a drought of good players since then, something that could challenge new coach Matt Patricia.

When Taggart arrived, he put a new emphasis on accountability for the entire team, something players say was missing under Fisher. Taggart instituted dawn patrol, a practice he started when he was at USF.

The team is divided into 10 accountability groups, and each player in the group has to make sure to attend classes, meetings, weight sessions and other mandatory requirements. If one player in the group misses something, the entire group has to come to the facility at 6 a.m. the next morning. The player who missed has to run, while his group watches. If, however, a player misses Los Angeles Dodgers Youth jersey a class or academic requirement, then everybody has to run.

Francois admits he did one dawn patrol early on that was not academics related. Because he couldn’t run because of his knee injury, his accountability group watched as he did pencil rolls — rolling over up and down the field. It makes your head and stomach hurt at the same time, Francois said. Once you do it only once, you learn your lesson. That’s why it’s good he’s bringing in the discipline.

He played in 14 games with two starts in 2016 with the Raiders.

Penn State’s can’t-miss running back Saquon Barkley to be drafted by the Giants with the second overall pick? The last can’t-miss Penn State RB drafted by a local team with the second-overall pick was Blair Thomas, 1990 by the Jets. Thomas was a four-seasons Jets’ disappointment, finished in the NFL by 1995.
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That Steiner Collectibles superstar Derek Jeter didn’t accompany his Marlins to play the Yankees, here last week was explained by reader Vinny Mooney: No appearance fee.A mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $2.88 million 鈥?the heftiest price ever paid at auction for a post-World War II card and the second-most paid for any baseball card.

The card was sold Thursday by former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis through Heritage Auctions, according to officials.

An anonymous buyer won the prize after several rounds of vigorous bidding, officials said.

Jerry Jones hopes for positive reaction for Roger Goodell at draft

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Realistically, however, if the Dolphins draft a first-round quarterback, their actions say they’re ready to move on from Tannehill. Although Tannehill could start another season with a rookie behind him, just as Alex Smith did in Kansas City last year, it would signal that Tannehill is on the way out, just as Smith was traded by Kansas City this year.

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He reminds me of a shorter version of Brett Favre, McCloughan said on Fox Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb Show in October. Tough guy. He can throw it. And he’s very confident, and he’s not afraid whatsoever, whatsoever. He’s a battler. I know saying Brett Favre’s a big name, and I was around him for a while, Reggie White Jersey but this guy has talent.

Meanwhile, Dorsey dismissed concerns over Mayfield’s lack of height (6 feet) or maturity.

Meredith tore his ACL and partially tore his MCL last August, and the Bears were apparently concerned enough about his recovery to not want to match the Saints’ two-year, close to $10 million offer sheet. So even if Meredith isn’t ready to be a full participant in OTAs for the Saints, the fact he’s getting closer is a good sign.

The Saints tweaked the bottom of their receiving depth chart, adding Meredith and letting Willie Snead go, while bringing back Brandon Coleman after initially not tendering him as an RFA. Coupled with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn, it’s a group with high expectations after a playoff season.

The problem we have is, we have a president who will use [the kneeling] as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America, said New England Patriots owner and longtime Trump supporter Robert Kraft, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by the New York Times.

Todd Gurley is willing to wait his turn to get paid

The bad news for the Rams is that they still haven’t worked out a long-term deal with defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The good news for the Rams is that their next star who is due to get paid isn’t clamoring for his own contract, yet.
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Obviously, we know Aaron Donald is the guy to get paid, Gurley told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday night. That’s the last thing we want to worry about is trying to get ours done when we need our best player to get paid.
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But winning a Super Bowl really isn’t the tipping point to get every player who contributed to the effort paid big money. What has Nick Foles gotten for becoming the MVP of Super Bowl LII? A spot back on the bench and not another penny on his contract.

No, teams won’t pay a guy based on team achievements or anything other than the player building a pile of chips and developing a propensity to play those chips aggressively 鈥?especially when the player is a running back on whom the team can squat for five years under his rookie deal, tag once or twice, and then move on from for a much younger, cheaper, and healthier model.

That’s the risk Gurley is running. With each passing year of wear and tear, he becomes less valuable to the Rams and, in turn, to any other team. So he needs to strike while the iron is hot, and it’s not going to get much hotter than it is right now.

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The Browns have also had Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield at the facility so far, as they prepare to add another name to the jersey.

From Bryant’s perspective, two specific things could have been done to ensure a more timely release. When he signed his contract three years ago, Bryant (via his agent) could have insisted on a term that, for example, would have made his 2018 salary fully guaranteed on the third day of the league year. (Another possibility would have been shifting part of the $12.5 million to a significant roster bonus due shortly after March 14.) This would have forced the Cowboys to make (or, more accurately, to implement) their decision sooner than later. (It’s possible that Bryant sought a term like this when negotiating his contract, and that the Cowboys declined to provide it.)

Bryant also could have privately and/or publicly agitated for his release. On the eve of his better-never-than-late meeting with owner Jerry Jones, Bryant began to unload some of his frustrations on Twitter. If Bryant had launched an effort to cajole the team into making its move in mid-March, maybe the Cowboys would have made the move sooner.