Vikings draft kicker Daniel Carlson

Kai Forbath‘s days appear to be numbered in Minnesota.

He’s just a professional. The definition of it, Aaron Judge said.

According to ESPN, the cleats were designed by Corey Pane, who works with Brown. Pane indicated that up to 15 Steelers will have the customized cleats, but it’s unclear who will wear them on Sunday.

The players likely will only be able to wear them during warmups, as the NFL has strict rules regarding dress code.

Shazier’s teammates have found a way to remember him on the field as he continues to recover from an injury suffered Monday against the Bengals while making a tackle. He underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Wednesday.

The team has not provided details of the surgery or the prognosis, but his doctor, David Caho, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that “without a doubt he is done for the season,” adding the surgery, “does not rule Shazier out from football in the future.”

Greene’s case is part of a pattern in Elizabeth, McMahon said.

The discovery phase of this litigation will further reveal many other instances where (the Elizabeth Police Department)has allowed, condoned, and encouraged a systemic, ratified, and sanctioned policy of unlawful stops, searches, arrests, and acts of excessive and unreasonable force, wrongful arrests, racial profiling and malicious prosecution, only to fail to discipline personnel for such actions, much less properly supervise and train to prevent further abuses, the suit states.

Now in his late 20s, Greene is trying to get back into professional football.

He signed with the Jets in the offseason, but his one-year contract guarantees him only $500,000.

Thus, Bridgewater’s spot on the roster is tenuous at best after the Jets drafted Sam Darnold with the third overall pick.

Gase also noted, once again, Miami’s decision to stay put in the draft. sabres_071

Brandon Marshall meeting with Seahawks today

After playing 172 games over 12 years without a postseason appearance, free-agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall might be on the verge of joining a perennial playoff contender.
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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, asked about the challenges and high expectations the team faces, basically says Bring Dennis Schroder Jersey it on. It’s an attitude that’s representative of the entire Philadelphia organization. Mental toughness, from the top to the bottom.

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Interestingly, Robert Morris has a strong NFL pipeline. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is a graduate. So are former NFL players Hank Fraley and Tim Levcik.

He’s a big factor, Oakland’s newest linebacker said of coach Jon Gruden during an interview on NFL Up to the Minute on Wednesday. He’s a very inspiring man. He’s a guy who can get the players to play at a high level. He’s a proven winner. He’s a guy who has a lot of respect in this league and I have a lot of respect for him, and definitely, definitely a big reason why I ventured this way.

In getting an experienced vet who’s logged more than 1,100 tackles and knows the AFC West landscape, we’re sure the feeling is mutual from Gruden.

His first game will be Thursday for the high A Tampa Tarpons.

Bird homered in a rehab game on Tuesday.

Browns waive Dominique Alexander, Darius Jackson

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The team announced that they have waived linebacker Dominique Alexander and running back Darius Jackson. That leaves them with 75 players before bringing in members of their rookie class.

Another reminder of the program’s dominance will come at the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas. Four more entries 鈥?defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley, linebacker Rashaan Evans and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne 鈥?are considered likely first-round selections. That would mark 22 such picks since 2009, including nine in the past two years.

According to CBS Sports’ draft rankings, 11 Crimson Tide players are rated highly enough to be chosen. Should such forecasting become reality, that figure would break the school record of 10 set during the 2017 NFL Draft.

He won’t be at left tackle in Dallas as long as Tyron Smith is there and the early suggestions out of Dallas have been that Williams will start his pro career at left guard. They could change those plans if they feel a better alignment would put Williams Womens Tony Snell Jersey at right tackle while La’el Collins returns to guard.

One of the challenges for the scout is to really break down,’What is this player going to bring to the table in our facility wearing our uniform and helmet when not necessarily surrounded by the types of core players they have in Tuscaloosa?’

Other NFL busts like running back Trent Richardson, linebacker Rolando McClain and Cody experienced a rough time dealing with life off Alabama’s campus. San Francisco linebacker Reuben Foster looks like he might soon become the latest washout. The 31st overall pick in last year’s draft, Foster faces as many as 11 years in prison if convicted on felony domestic violence charges stemming from an offseason arrest.

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Saints see pass rusher as a premium position like quarterback, left tackle, cornerback

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There were just other teams on the phone. We were close with one other team, Payton said. A player fell for them. Oftentimes it will be just wait to see if our player is there. It is pretty normal. So without going into [who] all the other teams are, it鈥檚 not unusual.

It actually is unusual for a team to give up two first-round picks to trade up to draft a defensive player: It hasn鈥檛 happened in 15 years. But the Saints view Davenport as no ordinary defensive player. He can get to the other team鈥檚 quarterback, which the Saints think will make him an impact player.

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Roethsliberger has two years left on his current contract, and he has said he plans to play three to five more years, while also reserving the right to re-evaluate his situation annually. (A year ago, he entered Brett Favre territory by making it clear that he鈥檒l take things one year at a time.)

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Eagles reportedly pick up option to keep HC Doug Pederson through 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII just two years after hiring Doug Pederson to be their head coach. Not surprisingly, they have rewarded him by picking up his contract option for a fifth year, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, which keeps him in Philly through the 2020 season.

Pederson, of course, is a former backup quarterback who became one of the NFL’s hottest young coaches as a member of Andy Reid’s staff, both with the Eagles and then with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Two of the Colts’ first three picks in last week’s draft — Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson (first round) and Auburn’s Braden Smith (second) — were guards. They will be inserted on the left and right side of the line, respectively, between left tackle Anthony Castanzo, center Ryan Kelly and the winner of the Denzelle Good/Joe Haeg battle at right tackle.

You know what? Let’s zoom in on that thing and try and count all the diamonds on it. Jason Witten’s retirement gift is pretty sparkly.

It’s no surprise that Jones got Witten an expensive retirement gift, and that’s because the tight end has been a star in the organization for the past 15 years.

The age-old question of best player available vs. team need is always in play. I was adamant that, in the first two rounds, we would pick our highest rated player regardless of position (unless it was a quarterback and we were set there). Coaches are notorious for wanting to fill needs for immediate help. The team president and GM are more likely to look long-term.

We would take one of the five players on our ready list, and the next highest rated player would be inserted into the fifth spot. In the later rounds, we would often select a player further down our top five list if we felt it was a position we needed to fill. If two players were rated equal, we went with the position of need.

The draft in which we had the most discussion during the hour before we were on the clock was in 1998 with the Vikings. Wide receiver Randy Moss, with his obvious top five-level talent but questionable character after several off-field incidents, was the player we were considering.

Fraud lawsuit against Eli Manning moves closer to trial

The Giants’ Organized Team Activities begin on May 21. A week before that, another type of organized activities involving the Giants will get rolling.
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You never know what happens, right, during the summer. What moves can happen, veteran Pau Gasol said. On our team, from my understanding, there are six or seven guys who are restricted free agents or [have] player options, and then we have the situation that we all know of [Leonard] that we don’t know how that’s going to resolve, to be honest. From that standpoint, we’ll see. Right now is not a time to really think about it or make any decisions. It’s just a time to digest what’s happened this year, and we’ll have plenty of time to discuss next season and what can happen.

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Then, there are pending decisions involving the winningest duo in NBA playoff history (132 wins): veterans Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.
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Ginobili, a 16-year veteran, remains under contract next season for $2.5 million, but over the previous three summers, he has preferred to take a wait-and-see approach before deciding in July about whether to return to the Spurs. Ginobili said he hasn’t yet made a decision about his future and will use the summer to ponder his next move.

The collusion allegations pass the smell test, and Reid could have an even stronger case than Kaepernick. While Kaepernick draws varying opinions regarding聽his capability as a starting quarterback, the same doesn’t apply to Reid.聽There’s no way all 32 teams have not one, but two starting safeties equal to or better than Reid.

But, as he said in his tweet earlier this offseason, it’s not up to the coaches and general managers. GMs and coaches want to win. They care about talent and heart. But owners care about their earning potential and power. Signing a player like Reid or Kaepernick threatens both.

It’s unfortunate that Reid has to resort to a collusion claim. It’s even more puzzling the league has let it come to this. During last year’s聽meetings, both with members of the players coalition and strictly amongst themselves, owners gave the appearance that they cared about the issues that concerned protesting players.聽

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Chris Simms’ Final Predictions

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But the Lions didn’t have an obvious need last year, either, but used a sixth-round pick on Brad Kaaya when the value became too good to pass up. That seems less likely this year, given the Lions currently have a league-low six selections, but you never know with general manager Bob Quinn.

One option the Lions have done their homework on during the leadup to the draft is Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta. The small-school standout’s arm strength is often brought up by analysts as the concern that anchors his stock, but Lauletta is considered accurate, smart and a strong leader.

Whether Rudock Markus Naslund Jersey or Cassel ultimately emerges as Stafford’s backup, there’s a good chance the Lions have someone different in 2019. Cassel is on a one-year deal and Rudock is due for a pay raise as a restricted free agent, a price tag the Lions might not want to pay. That’s another reason drafting and developing a replacement can’t be ruled out.

Okorafor was taken by the Steelers near the end of the third round, right about where a lot of scouts had him pegged. Okorafor is a big, strong dude, but naysayers thought his tape was underwhelming. He’s a great run-blocker, but he’s got some work to do when it comes to pass blocking.

Okorafor, who is from Southfield, is first player selected from the Mid-American Conference in this year’s draft.
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Cole is the first selection from Michigan or MSU, going to the Cardinals at No. 97. He’s actually just the second player selected from any college in Michigan, as Chukwuma Okorafor of WMU went to Pittsburgh five picks earlier.

Cole (6’4, 307 pounds) is a solid lineman that will have a chance to compete for playing time in his rookie season. He’s got some flexibility, as well, as he started for two years at left tackle for the Wolverines.

Owner of NFL’s Jaguars eyes London’s Wembley Stadium

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It has also hosted NFL games on a regular basis over the last decade. In 2015, Khan signed a deal where the Jaguars would play at least one game a year at Wembley through 2020. The deal revived longstanding rumors that the Jaguars might ultimately relocate to London full-time, but Khan shot down those notions Thursday.

The best part of the draft is watching young men see their dream actually happen. Most of the players you watched get drafted have imagined this moment since they could first Kelvin Herrera Youth jersey throw a football.

But we also saw the ugly side of the draft with the Allen situation. The event can be聽nasty and cutthroat.

Allen’s tweets may have been old, and they may have even been known to teams before this week, but most people had no clue about them. I certainly didn’t know.

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Tottenham’s new stadium in pictures More It also opens up the possibility of a number of NFL teams coming over to England at once and playing a number of games between Wembley and Tottenham’s stadium 鈥?something that would be attractive to sponsors. Tottenham have been given another month to finalise their football fixture plans for next season as work continues to complete the stadium. Tottenham are failing their fans with season ticket prices at the new stadium More It is expected that Spurs will play their first four Premier League matches away from home to allow the finishing touches to be made ahead of moving in. The Premier League ideally want to know Tottenham’s plans after the Championship play-off on May 26.

Nebraska’s AD jokes Scott Frost’s arrival has Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer ‘running a little bit scared’

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that his comment earlier in the day that the Big Ten’s two highest-profile football coaches are “running a little bit scared right now” of the Huskers, was “a bit tongue in cheek.”

Speaking Tuesday at a luncheon at the Omaha Press Club, Moos, who hired Scott Frost months after he arrived from Washington State, said Nebraska football is ready to recapture the “golden era” under its new coach.

Nebraska is coming off of a 4-8 season and seeking its first conference title since 1999, when it played in the Big 12. The Huskers entered the Big Ten in 2011 but have won their division just once.

Brohm, who signed a six-year contract with the school in December 2016, will receive $100,000 raises in six of the seven years of the new deal and a $200,000 raise in 2022. The new agreement includes $29 million in compensation, with the opportunity to earn more through incentives.

Brohm’s new contract also increases Purdue’s staff salary pool by $400,000, to $3.9 million.

“From my first conversation with [university president] Mitch Daniels, [board of trustees chair] Mike Berghoff and [athletic director] Mike Bobinski, it was apparent that there was a commitment to rebuilding this football program, and I am honored to be Purdue’s head coach,” Brohm said in a statement. “We have all the resources necessary for success, and I promise that my staff and I will continue to work tirelessly to build a championship-caliber program.

My family and I love West Lafayette, and we look forward to being part of the Purdue family and this community for years to come.”

Brohm, 47, went 7-6 in his first season at Purdue, with victories over rival Indiana and Arizona, in the Foster Farms Bowl. The former Louisville quarterback, who went on to play in the NFL and XFL, is 37-16 in four seasons as a college head coach.dolphins_069

Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development.
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For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement weather and/or collapsing domes and/or inclement weather leading to collapsing domes) the NFL will flex a game from one day to another. When the flexing concept first debuted in 2006 as one of the key features of the then-new Sunday Night Football on NBC, fans clamored for similar flexibility as to the oft-substandard (especially in November and December, when teams that were expected to be very good had become very bad) Monday night slate. Consistently, the league has said that for logistical reasons games can’t be flexed from Sunday to Monday and, in turn, from Monday to Sunday.

That’s what makes the NFL’s decision to pick four Sunday games from which two will be flexed to Saturday in Week 16 even more intriguing. In future years, the NFL could pigeonhole a game for Monday Night Football and designate one or two others that could take its place.

Bottom line: If the NFL’s Saturday flex was aimed at sending a message about future Mondays, that’s brilliant. If it was inadvertent, that’s the equivalent of discovering plutonium by accident.

As a result of having a league-low six picks, Quinn said he was interested in trading down somewhere in the process in hopes of acquiring more picks.

I think we’re going to kind of take it as it comes in the first round and see what’s there in the teens and evaluate what our options are, Quinn said, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. I’m always in the business of getting more draft picks, if I can. 鈥?I think that’s just good for business. The more you get, the more you hit on.

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In addition to the 20th overall pick, the Lions have a pick in each round besides the sixth. They threw that one away in a deal with the Rams for left tackle Greg Robinson, who couldn’t win a job and finished the year on IR.