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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Jersey says only one team asked him to play receiver

While the NFL combine and draft were ramping up, rumors began swirling that Lamar Jackson would be asked to make the jump from quarterback to receiver.
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The rookie Ravens quarterback said recently on the the team’s podcast those rumors were somewhat true, but only one team asked about him to become a wideout.

Warren, if there’s a glass half-full guy out there this morning, you are Authentic Eric Thames Jersey him! Love the positive attitude and perspective on 2017. No, the Falcons did not return to the Super Bowl last season, but they were the only NFC team to make it back into the postseason from the year before and came up a few yards short of advancing to the title game. Not a bad year at all. To answer your question, no, I don’t think there’s any more pressure to make it back to the Super Bowl because it’s being played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Playing in and winning the Super is the ultimate goal every season, regardless of location.

That debate, in particular, has been nullified because of updated ratings Frank Thomas Jersey that have been released ahead of the game’s early-August release. Seven players will begin Madden NFL 19 with the highly coveted 99 Overall rating, up from the three previously reported and the two who finished with a 99 at the conclusion of last season in Madden NFL 18.

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The reigning NFL MVP has recaptured the 99 rating. He also began Madden NFL 18 at 99 but slipped to as low as 97 before moving back up to 98 during the playoffs.

Individual categories in which Brady is rated 99 include Throw Accuracy, Play Action, Awareness and Stamina. Those are unchanged from last year. Throw Under Pressure, a new ratings category that is being introduced in Madden 19, comes in at 96. His Catch Rating, which fell from 45 following his crucial drop in the Super Bowl, has been bumped up from 38 to 39.

Quarterback Sam Bradford Jersey takes part in Tuesday’s OTA.

The Cardinals have been careful with veteran quarterback Sam Bradford all offseason, keeping him on a plan so as Gemel Smith Womens Jersey not to overwork a knee that has been repaired from injury multiple times.
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But as OTAs wrap up and the team has its offseason finale of mandatory minicamp next week, coach Steve Wilks said Bradford figures to ramp up.

For the most part, Peterson was a one-on-one, stick-to-a-certain-receiver cornerback before this year. But Wilks and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb want to make it a little more difficult to know what each defensive back will do each play. There are more looks making all DBs interchangeable, there will be more opportunities for cornerbacks to blitz, and there will definitely be more optimism from Peterson that he will get a chance to make some more splash plays he has craved.

Every running back’s game, it starts with the fundamentals, Wilson said. The way they approach them, and the way they apply them to their athletic ability. He can get better because he’s got great character and he’s football-intelligent. He’s going to get better. How much? It depends on him.

Aside from philosophy, the interaction Oscar Fantenberg Jersey between Johnson and Wilson is often about pass protection – the same issue in Johnson’s game that he has lamented since his rookie season of 2015. Johnson wants to make sure his technique is second nature so he can improve in game situations.

Wilson also drills into Johnson that he is the veteran of the group as well.

He’s on me to make sure I know I’m the leader, I’m the one giving 100 percent, I’m setting a good example, Johnson said.

Even in May, there is plenty for the two to talk about.

Will Eagles’ Michael Bennett Jersey kneel for national anthem?

For at least three days, Michael Bennett was in Philadelphia last week, participating in the Eagles ‘ mandatory three-day minicamp, his first official practices with an organzation that traded for him back in March.
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It was his first time making a public apperance since his introductory press conference at NovaCare Complex as he dealt with some legal trouble.

Now that practice is over, Bennett is making public appearances all over the country, promoting a book he co-wrote about his life titled Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.

Monday, he was back in Seattle and was recevied to Seahawks cheers. He did spend five seasons with the Seahawks, a Pro Bowl selection in each of the last three.

Bennett didn’t shy away from talking about some of the issues plaguing the NFL and himself in front of a sold-out crowd, according to an account from Seattle Times.

Regular left fielder Brett Gardner was out of the lineup again Tuesday. He hasn’t played since Saturday with a sore right knee. Clint Frazier started in his place, going 1-for-3 with a single.

Reliever A.J. Cole pitched the final two scoreless innings for the Yankees, striking out three.

The reported teams were the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers. Former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now the head coach of Detriot along with the Lions’ general manager Bob Quin, who used to work for the Patriots. Mike Vrabel, the head coach of the Titans won three Super Bowls in New England as a linebacker and former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is the head coach in Houston.

San Francisco was New England’s trade partner in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade last Alex Killorn Jersey season. Gronkowski did not commit to returning to the Patriots until a few days before the draft, and also missed most of the team’s voluntary offseason workouts. The Patriots and Womens Julio Jones Jersey the tight end are reportedly working on a contract extension.

It’s still incredibly quiet regarding the destination of Dez Bryant, a fierce player who the league doesn’t think has much left. (I do.)

The landing spot for Bryant that I continue to hear is San Francisco, but that’s far from certain. The truth is, for the moment, we simply don’t know. It remains one of the great (and temporary) secrets in the league.

It’s officially here. The NFL slows to a crawl until late July when training camps begin in earnest.

Case Keenum breaks down ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ for Broncos fans

The Minneapolis Miracle almost never happened, former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum said earlier this week as he peeled back the curtain on one of the greatest recent moments in NFL postseason history.

At an event for Denver Broncos season ticket holders, Keenum revealed he had planned to throw the ball to Adam Thielen but, upon going through his reads, Keenum saw the Vikings’ Pro Bowl receiver was no longer an option.

Instead, his throw to Stefon Diggs in the final seconds sealed a 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints and a trip to the NFC Championship game.

I just threw it to the sideline, Keenum said. I remember I lost vision of him a little bit behind my right guard and I couldn’t really see. I knew the ball came out of my hand really, really well. Sometimes it comes out good, and this came out great — I knew it was right where I wanted to put it. But I couldn’t see where Stefon was. And all of a sudden I see Stefon’s hands, his white gloves, just coming out of nowhere, and I’m like, ‘He’s gonna catch this ball.’ And he catches it.

And I tell you, I’ve been in some loud stadiums, but … they went crazy. I mean it was nuts. It was the loudest I’ve ever heard. I’ve been in Seattle, I’ve been in Kansas City, where they set the world record for loudest outdoor stadium, but it was loud. It was so loud.

One way: Starting pitchers as we knew them are dying out. Every year, fewer guys get to 200 innings. Teams are increasingly concerned about pitchers working a third time through the order, and the Rays have made ample use of their opener strategy, discarding tradition. Teams aren’t creating workhorses and like using relievers, so they accumulate a number of good ones.

The other way: Starting pitchers as we knew them are dying out, but they’re not dead. Starters still throw the overwhelming majority of all innings, and a good starter remains more valuable than a good reliever. Various contenders are going to try to upgrade their rotations because having a good rotation is critical — down the stretch and in the playoffs. Teams can’t just lean on relievers all the time.

Rotations still matter, both for teams trying to make the playoffs and for rebuilding teams. Every team still wants to have a good starting five (or six). I’ve done my best to rank the current starting rotations, but this isn’t just a review of how all 30 rotations have already done; it’s a look ahead as well. Think of this as a projection as well as an evaluation, based mostly on analysis and a small amount on gut feelings. I am not docking teams likely to make their rotations worse through trades. They haven’t made those trades yet, after all.

Brewers activate Eric Thames; Orioles get Zach Britton Jersey back from DL

The Orioles activated closer Zach Britton from the disabled list Monday to make his season debut after undergoing right Achilles surgery.
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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

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Commander Cheese was tragically lost in the Bowling Green massacre after going there to avoid melting away in the Obama microwave spying scandal.

In another memorable TV interview, Conway referred to two Iraqi refugees as the masterminds behind a nonexistent massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Thoroughbred racehorse Justify will be exclusively backed by Wheels Up on Saturday in his quest to become the second Triple Crown winner in 40 years.

Colon, 45, succeeded in Kris Versteeg Jersey his fourth try at tying Marichal, allowing two runs on six hits with two walks in five innings. He struck out one, giving him 2,499 for his career and needing one more to become the 34th pitcher in MLB history to record 2,500. One milestone at a time.

Next up on the wins list: Passing Marichal with another victory that would put him with one of tying Nicaragua-born Dennis Martinez’s mark for most by a pitcher from Latin America.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Shepley signed up online last year to be an extra and was picked in May 2017 for a Netflix movie called, Game Over, Man!

If you fit the description of what they were looking for, they would hire you on the spot — no interview, no audition, Shepley said.

NFL free agency rumors: QB Christian Hackenberg Jersey seen visiting Patriots

Could Christian Hackenberg be Tom Brady’s newest backup?
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The quarterback was seen visiting Gillette Stadium Thursday, just two days after the Raiders cut him, ESPN reported.

Hackenberg was on the Raiders squad for just a couple weeks after the Jets traded him for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. He barely saw any playing time with the Jets after the team picked him in the second round of the 2017 draft.

Brady, who turns 41 in August, only has a couple years left as an NFL player, so the Patriots could be getting their ducks in a row by having Hackenberg join a Jeremy Vujnovich Jersey QB room with Brady, Hoyer and rookie Danny Etling.

Given Joe Staley’s stellar play at left tackle in his 11th year, the 49ers in the offseason were able to address two other key positions in front of Garoppolo. The signing of center Weston Richburg and the drafting of right tackle Mike McGlinchey meant San Francisco wanted to shoot for elite blocking upside over the adequate work of Daniel Kilgore and Trent Brown at those respective positions.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, West signed a one-year contract Thursday.

West rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Ravens, but the 27-year-old back can help the Saints early in the year as Mark Ingram serves a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy. Last year’s rookie sensation, Alvin Kamara, will be the starter.

West is a versatile back who racked up 1,010 yards from scrimmage in 2016, starting 13 games for the Ravens. While he began the 2017 season as the starter, he fell to fourth on the team’s depth chart by the end of the year.

The Saints also hosted a visit from Robyn Regehr Jersey veteran Jamaal Charles Wednesday, and although he passed his physical, reported both sides decided the situation didn’t make sense at this time.

NFL to sponsor a float in New York City Pride March

The NFL is going to show some pride.

According to Cyd Zeigler of, the NFL is sponsoring a float in the New York City Pride March on June 24, the first time the league has participated in the event.

The NFL float will feature former Chiefs and Patriots offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan, who came out publicly last year, along with former defensive back Wade Davis.

Video of Luck’s first practices showed him throwing tentatively and slowly. More than a week into his return to the practice fields, the Colts tweeted a video that showed Luck throwing deep passes much more comfortably.

The deep passes look smooth, but what the video doesn’t show is Luck throwing with much velocity. That, and Luck’s confidence in his shoulder, will be the final steps before he makes his return.

The state Legislature is set to vote Thursday on a bill that would finally authorize the Garden State’s casinos and racetracks to offer betting on sports games, both in person and online.

But one of the city’s gambling halls — the Golden Nugget — could be prohibited from operating a sports book under this bill.

That’s because the Nugget line of casinos is owned by Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Under this legislation, anyone who owns 10 percent or more of a sports team would not be permitted to own a facility that operates a sports book.

According to Jenkins, Trump’s decision to cancel the event was made to lie, and paint the picture that [Eagles] players are anti-America, anti-flag, anti-military. Both Ertz and Long took issue with the fact that Fox News used Trump’s statement to insinuate that the Eagles had been kneeling for the anthem in 2017, which wasn’t the case.

Brandon Crawford Jersey did something on Sunday that few hitters have done this season.

Brandon Crawford hits a 2-run homer off Max Scherzer for the offense in San Francisco’s 2-0 win against Washington.
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Crawford went 4 for 4 with a two-run homer, and the Giants dealt Scherzer his first loss in more than two months, defeating the Nationals 2-0 to win the three-game series.

After Pablo Sandoval walked leading off the fourth, Crawford homered into the second deck in right for his eighth of the season. He singled in the first and doubled in the sixth off Scherzer and added a double off Matt Grace in the eighth.

I threw good pitches to him. He put great swings on them. He wins, I lose, Scherzer said. That’s as simple as that. He’s hot. I have to be better than him. Today, he was great.

Scherzer (10-2) had won nine straight decisions since his last loss on April 4. He allowed two runs and four hits while striking out nine over seven innings. He struck out the side on 11 pitches in the second inning in the midst of six straight strikeouts.

Our guys put it together, especially today, and swung the bats really well, Estrada said. We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing as of late.

Estrada (3-6) allowed two runs and four hits, leaving after Jonathan Schoop homered to begin the seventh. The right-hander won for the first time since April 20 Rodney Gunter Youth Jersey at Yankee Stadium.

Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb (2-8) matched a career-worst by allowing nine Shaquill Griffin Jersey runs. Cobb gave up a season-high 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Cobb has allowed 10 or more hits five times in 11 starts.

They really capitalized when I fell behind in the count, Cobb said.

The ugly outing raised Cobb’s ERA by more than a run, from 6.19 to 7.23.

It was huge. We needed a (W) today, said J.P. Crawford, who had two of the Phillies’ four hits.

Ryan Braun saved a run with a diving catch, doubled to spark a two-run fifth, and had an RBI single in the eighth for the Brewers, who had won two straight.

Eflin (3-2) had his second strong start after two subpar outings, allowing two runs and three hits with one walk.

We played a good game today, Eflin said. I think that’s the biggest thing, being able to stop a team that’s picking on you a little bit.

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson Jersey facing misdemeanor battery charge

Free-agent running back Chris Johnson faces a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an incident on April 9 in Tampa, Florida, according to online court records.
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WFTS-TV reported that Johnson’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on Johnson’s behalf in court on Thursday.

Johnson allegedly assaulted a valet at a club in Tampa, according to a police report cited by WFTS TV. The valet had a bloody nose and cut lip after the altercation, according to the police report. The running back, who played in four games for the Arizona Cardinals last season, was identified by the owner of the club and separately picked out of a lineup by the alleged victim.

The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.

I will continue to work as much Mario Addison Youth Jersey as the treatment process will allow, and as they know, when I am not in the office, I will be in constant communication with Pat (Shurmur), Kevin (Abrams) and the rest of our staff.

I am thankful to John Mara and Steve Tisch and our organization Jakub Zboril Jersey for their support and encouragement, and to Ronnie Barnes for his guidance and assistance. And, of course, to my wife Joanne and our children for their love and support.

And I want to thank you in advance for respecting my privacy and that of my family as we work our way through this. I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.

Gettleman was hired by the Giants in December after he spent the previous 15 seasons with the Panthers.

Honestly, the losing streak to the Cardinals was the last thing on my mind, Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. It was all about today.

Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Reds capitalized on the Cardinals’ season-high 11 walks.

Former NFL defensive end Dwight Freeney Jersey five favorite pass rushers in the NFL in 2018

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Matthews, who had minor knee surgery this offseason, has not been participating in organized team activities, which resume Monday. The softball game, won by Matthews’s team on a walk-off home run by tight end Robert Tonyan, has been a Packers fixture since 1994 and benefits young Life, an organization that pairs adults with kids in need of guidance.

As much as you love your Giants or your Jets or your Cowboys or your Patriots, et cetera — you love winning your bet more.

You experience the same euphoria-or-disaster moments during March Madness, when maybe you bet No. 1 seed Virginia and never saw No. 16 seed UMBC coming, or you bet the Red Sox and Aaron Judge belts a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth, or you bet the Cavaliers minus-8 points and LeBron nails a three-pointer at the buzzer to win by nine, or when you took a flier on a 45-point college football underdog like Howard University the day they upset UNLV.

The Yankees haven’t said who will start the second game of the doubleheader. They also haven’t announced Tuesday’s starting pitcher for the first game of the series in Toronto.

It would seem likely that the Yankees would use an emergency sixth starter for the nighttime portion of the doubleheader.

That’s because both teams will be granted a 26th player, per MLB doubleheader rules.

Because of that, the Yankees wouldn’t have to pull a player off the 25-man roster to make room for the extra starter for the night game. That means nobody gets demoted, designated for assignment nothing. It’s the path of least resistance.

Journeyman David Hale seems the most likely pick to serve as the sixth starter. Hale gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. He lines up perfectly to pitch Monday.

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