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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K.J. Wright Game Jersey Marshall is meeting with the Seahawks on Wednesday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported, via a source informed of the situation.

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 Browns cleared a couple of spots on their roster for incoming rookies on Thursday.
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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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Why did the Saints pay such a high price to draft Marcus Davenport? Because they think pass rushers are worth it.
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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.

Authentic Womens James Brewer Jersey We鈥檒l be back on Monday with another edition, and next week鈥檚 guests definitely will include Chris Simms.

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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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.

Veteran defensive back Will Blackmon working out for teams

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But the 33-year-old still wants to play, and is trying to hustle up a market.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Blackmon has worked out recently with the Seahawks, Browns, Colts, and Falcons. Since he’s still available, that means that the Seahawks, Browns, Colts, and Falcons didn’t sign him.

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He’s one of my best friends today. I’ve known him ever since he was a guy at Wichita [State] and one of his claims to fame in Wichita was he was drafted with the draft choice in the seventh round with the next pick next to Bob Hayes. I think it’s the only time in history that we’ve had back-to-back draft choices beyond the first round become Hall of Famers. Parcells is a great deal like Landry Jacob Trouba Womens Jersey in that he understands the draft, he understands the salary cap, he loves to evaluate football players, and he’s got an unbelievable memory for things that have happened in the past and why they happened.

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Part of that quick rise for a quarterback requires winning over a locker room and showing leadership. A quiet guy off the field according to his new teammates, Patterson has plenty of experience with ingratiating himself in a new group. Clarkson said Patterson’s move to IMG Academy — a haven for elite high school prospects looking to focus on their sport — for his senior season of high school should serve him in well in asserting himself at Michigan.

Eli Manning: Thirty-seven is not old

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Thirty-seven is not old, Manning said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. I think 37 is young, so it’s all perspective.

The Giants named Manning the starter for 2018, but how much longer does he have?

The Giants own the second overall pick and have to start thinking about the future at some point. With three of the top four quarterbacks still on the board when they draft, the Giants might find now is as good a time as any.

Defensive tackle Damon Harrison is one of the only two healthy players to be absent from the team’s voluntary minicamp, but Pat Shurmur said he has spoken with him and said it isn’t a problem.

I’m aware of why he wasn’t here, Shurmur said. So, there’s no real issues there. 鈥?I expect him back soon.

Shurmur has also spoken with Ereck Flowers a couple times, and seemed to have a bigger issue with the recently demoted offensive lineman skipping the minicamp.

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General Manager Dave Caldwell said at a Friday press conference that the team’s process stays the same despite their new neighborhood, but he did Womens John Johnson Jersey identify one big difference from past years when rookies were expected to step right into the lineup.

[The media has] been around us where we didn’t have guys to line up with at this point of the year, Caldwell said, via the Florida Times-Union. Our first year here, we had to draft rookies and start them. Now we can take the best player available. We have needs, don’t get me wrong, but we don’t have a glaring need.

The lack of a glaring need creates several paths that the Jaguars could take next week in terms of both positions to target and trades to entertain while they’re on the board. Making the right decisions about which ones to take should help the Jaguars improve their chances of staying at the bottom end of the first round a while longer.