Giants’ Mara reiterates Beckham stance: ‘He’s not on the block’

Amid more reports Tuesday stating that the New York Giants are listening to trade offers for Odell Beckham Jr., franchise co-owner John Mara again stated the superstar receiver isn’t being shopped.

Former Astros first base coach Rich Dauer, who has recovered after almost dying when he suffered an acute subdural hematoma during Houston’s victory parade, threw out a ceremonial first pitch. Dauer wept openly the entire time he was on the field and wiped his puffy eyes with a handkerchief after he tossed the strike to Hinch. More tears came as he embraced Hinch at the plate and they continued to flow as he received big hugs from Correa, Altuve, Springer and many other Astros.

The World Series mattered to him, living mattered more, Hinch said. That moment hit a lot of us.

However, Gettleman was visibly angered by trade speculation and rumors that Beckham won’t set foot on an NFL field without a new contract, reports Jarrett Bell of USA Today Sports. The GM also said you don’t quit on talent while discussing Beckham, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Earlier in the day, head coach Pat Shurmur simply said Beckham is on our team right now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Beckham’s contract situation – he’s set to enter 2018 on a fifth-year option that will pay him $8 million – figures to dominate storylines all offseason until there is a resolution.

Stigmatized as the one defensive lineman in football the Eagles don’t want to keep on their roster, the productive Curry was underrated by traditional metrics last season. He had only three sacks, but he tied Chris Long for the team lead with 18 quarterback knockdowns, which are usually a better predictor of future sacks than sacks themselves. (A pass-rusher with 18 knockdowns will usually generate about eight sacks.) The concerning thing, perhaps, is that Curry has a track record of underperforming those totals; while he racked up nine sacks on 11 knockdowns in 2014, the Marshall product has turned 45 knockdowns into only nine sacks over the three ensuing seasons.patriots_013

Cowboys won’t cut Terrance Williams in 2018, no matter what

Terrance Williams can empathize with Rodney Dangerfield.
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That’s especially the case with Darnold, because he didn’t throw at the combine and because all eyes will be on his throwing motion.聽

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But Darnold isn’t going to start poking around under the hood at this juncture.聽

I’m not trying to change my throwing motion at all, he told Goodbread earlier this month. I think I get the ball off pretty quick. There is kind of a wind-up, but I think I get it off quick and that’s what matters.

He did say he can shorten his delivery if needed, but that probably means he’ll wait for the team that drafts him to advise him there.聽

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was charged Tuesday with threatening two former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL and with threatening his former prep school classmates, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.

The NFL’s investigation also found that teammates threatened to rape Martin’s sister, Dan Girardi Authentic Jersey called him a long list of slurs and bullied him for not being black enough. Martin is black and Incognito is white.
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Lions sign Williams, fill void left by Ngata exit More Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Follow on Twitter The Detroit Lions filled one of their biggest needs by signing defensive tackle Sylvester Williams to a one-year deal, it was announced Wednesday. The 29-year-old Williams, who helps the Lions replace Haloti Ngata, likely would slide into a starting role and be in an interior line rotation with A’Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence, who both started at defensive tackle last season after Ngata was lost for the season.

Report: Broncos agree to trade Aqib Talib to Rams

The Broncos are trading cornerback Aqib Talib to the Rams, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. The Rams will send Denver a fifth-round pick in return, via Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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The Rams have been busy on the defensive side of the football, having traded linebacker Alec Ogletree to the Giants and Robert Quinn to the Dolphins while acquiring cornerback Marcus Peters from the Chiefs.

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The Bucs also had Ryan Griffin on the roster as their No. 3 quarterback. He remains under contract for the 2018 season.

The mystery of why the Jets rescinded their offer to free agent Ndamukong Suh so suddenly has a simple answer, according to Jets GM Mike Maccagnan.

The Jets’ offer to Suh came with a deadline to accept it. The deadline passed, so the Jets moved on.

The $177.2 million number still is a healthy increase from the $168 million last season.

The NFL and NFLPA negotiate the salary cap number.

Gray gave them a lot of mediocracy late last season, as he was 4-7 with a 3.72erA in 11 starts for the Yankees before having one Womens Todd Bertuzzi Jersey good start and one bad one in the postseason.

The 28-year-old Nashville native has been very good this spring going 2-0 in four starts while allowing four runs, three earned, over 13 2/3 innings with 16 strikeouts.

I think it’s probably by far the best spring I’ve had and it’s probably the best I feel coming out of a spring as well, Gray said.

Gray expects to be better this season because he’s better adjusting to being a Yankee.

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ESPN replacing QB Camp with new Russell Wilson series

Over the last eight years, part of ESPN’s pre-draft coverage included the QB Camp series that featured Jon Gruden watching film with and talking to top quarterback prospects.

Gruden has left ESPN to become the head coach of the Raiders, which means a lot of QB Camp for Derek Carr and leaves a hole in ESPN’s schedule. They’ll fill it with a new series featuring Jakub Kindl Womens Jersey one of the quarterbacks who sat with Gruden before being drafted.

The trade avoids a $7 million roster bonus that Ogletree is due to earn next Friday, along with $3 million base salary that is fully guaranteed. The move to dump a er regarded so highly by the team less than five months after giving him a four-year extension underscores the reality that the Rams have some difficult to decisions to make as young, capable ers become eligible for new contracts. The trade of Robert Quinn coupled with the trade of Ogletree shows that tough decisions will have to be made when it comes to managing the cap and that the front office will be facing plenty of pressure when it comes to addressing roster needs with younger, cheaper ers.

As the new league year approaches, attention now turns to another 2013 first-rounder selection receiver Tavon Austin, who is expected to be released if he’s not traded. The cash and cap savings will be devoted, sooner than later, to ers like defensive tackle Aaron Donald and, perhaps more immediately, receiver Sammy Watkins.

Before the uncapped year of 2010, the league’s biggest spike happened in 2006, when the cap shot up by $16.5 million per team, from $85.5 million to $102 million. That was a direct result of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that management would quickly come to hate.
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Since the salary-cap system began in 1994, the total spending limit has skyrocketed from $34.608 million to $177.2 million, a testament to the popularity of the league. But as the cap gets higher and higher, increases in the range of $10 million per year represent a smaller percentage of relative growth.

Authentic Womens Phoenix Suns Jersey The spike from $123 million to $133 million represented an 8.13-percent jump. In 2015, an increase of $10.28 million amounted to a bump of 7.7 percent. In 2016, the cap grew by 8.33 percent. The cap jumped by 7.55 percent last year. This year, it grew by only 6.1 percent the smallest increase since 2013.

JuJu Smith-Schuster: Vontaze Burfict PED excuse can’t be serious

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict faces a four-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy and reportedly plans to argue that the positive test came from using medications prescribed following a concussion and/or a shoulder injury last December.

Bennett was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Eagles earlier this month. He was a member of the Seahawks during the alleged incident. 

The “suspected and admitted marijuana usage in conjunction with alcohol consumption” is what prompted the arrest, according to the police report.

Lane was released by the Seahawks last week after ing the first six seasons of his career in Seattle. He had one year remaining on his current deal with the team but the Seahawks had tried to trade him to Houston in November as part of a deal to acquire Duane Brown. Lane was pulled from the deal after he failed a physical with the Texans.

Lane appeared in 70 games with Seattle with 21 starts.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on March 26. The violation is subject to possible league discipline as well.

Nashville Predators forward is the only National Hockey League player who play for the host nation at this year’s IIHF World Championships being held Germany this month.Jakub Zboril, DeBrusk and Zach Senyshyn, the 13 th, 14 th and 15 th picks the 2015 draft, respectively, failed the team’s conditioning test.It’s only been one day of practice, but these teams need to come together a hurry.46 overall pick they acquired the trade, the Bills took Oregon linebacker Kiko, who made a strong case for the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, earning the moniker 楾he Legend of Kiko’ Orchard Park.

Pryor only saw the field for 37 percent of Washington’s offensive snaps last season after signing a one-year deal with the team last March. Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant were the preferred options for Kirk Cousins in Washington’s offense. Pryor caught just 20 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown in nine games for Washington last season.

Pryor had caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and a touchdown in 2016 with Cleveland after making the conversion to receiver from quarterback.49ers_017

David Johnson joins Larry Fitzgerald in recruiting Kirk Cousins to Arizona

The level of interest from the Cardinals’ front office remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that the Cardinals’ ers want Kirk Cousins to be their quarterback.
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Cardinals running back David Johnson tweeted today that he’s eager to have Cousins in Arizona.

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Some of the most important executives in the league office have departed since the season ended, including COO Tod Leiweke, chief spokesman Joe Lockhart and CMO Dawn Hudson.

The ultimate test of whether O. J. Simpson Jersey Goodell and the owners have successfully navigated the current storm is a few years off.

The league鈥檚 broadcast and cable deals, the cash cows that rake in about $5 billion every season, don鈥檛 expire until 2021.

The recent spate of strong second-tier deals provides some hope that the league can still sustain its long run of growth.

Media executives, for example, said the ratings declines were in part owing to overexposure鈥攁 direct jab at Thursday Night Football.

The 30-year-old Smith caught just eight passes last year, but the Raiders have put a premium on blocking by signing him and tight end Derek Carrier so far.

Where that leaves receiving tight ends Jared Cook and Clive Walford remains to be seen.

The out-of-the-blue Friday indictment of Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett raises an intriguing question regarding who knew what about the situation, which happened more than a year ago, before a grand jury decided to charge Bennett with a felony.
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A source with knowledge of the situation had confirmed to PFT that the Seahawks, who traded Bennett to Philadelphia on March 13, claim they did not know about the incident before Friday. The Eagles presumably had no idea.

Fox wants to borrow Mike Tirico to lure Peyton Manning

Fox so badly wants Peyton Manning to be the lead analyst on its new $3 billion Thursday night NFL package, it is exploring the idea of luring the face of NBC Sports, Mike Tirico, as its play-by-player on the 11-game schedule to help make Manning more comfortable.
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The idea is in the first quarter, a source with knowledge said.

As part of his deal with NBC, Tirico, 51, was named the heir apparent to Bob Costas as the host on Womens T. J. Logan Jersey the Olympics, which Tirico fulfilled for the first time last month, and he is slated to follow Al Michaels as the play-by-player on Sunday Night Football. Michaels, 73, has no plans to retire soon.
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Joe Buck and Kevin Burkhardt are on its top two teams, but both have commitments with their Sunday football packages and they are the lead announcers on Fox’s postseason baseball coverage. Buck and Burkhardt both can’t be ruled out as possibilities, though there would have to be adjustments to their schedule. Kenny Albert and Gus Johnson are Fox’s other top play-by-players.

If Tirico doesn’t end up doing Thursday night, it could be the impetus for Fox to push Buck, who has been on the big stage for decades, or try the up-and-coming Burkhardt.

She added of her trip to the Oscars, I didn’t have one guy talk to me that wasn’t married, or taken, the entire night all after-parties, not one guy!

When hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover tried to find suitable bachelors for her, the only suggestion she scoffed at was Rob Gronkowski.

I love Gronk, but that is never going to happen, Vonn, coming off a bronze medal in PyeongChang last month, said firmly of the Patriots tight end.

When goaded with the old adage of never say never, the stunning skier didn’t budge, snapping, I can say never!

She was also ambivalent about Drake, explaining: He’s good looking. I’ve met him a few times, but he’s dated a few people that I know. I’m not sure. He can make a rap song about me and I’m totally fine with that.

Vonn did approve of Chris Pratt (recently rumored to be dating Aaron Rodgers’ ex, Olivia Munn), noting, He’s very funny. I need more funny in my life. She also had an appreciation for doable Jon Hamm and Brad Pitt, who she said is everyone’s type.
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John Fox’s welcome to ESPN might make his face even redder.

The former Bears head coach, seemingly a perpetually sad face on NFL sidelines, is heading to the Worldwide Leader as a studio analyst, The Athletic first reported Tuesday.
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It seems no matter how many layoffs hit the network, there is a quota of failed NFL coaches that must be met, a fact The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz had some fun with Wednesday.

Before his firing on Jan. 1, Fox had been a longtime face throughout the league. He was the Carolina head coach from 2002-10, Denver’s from 2011-14 and Chicago’s from 2015-17. He has a 133-123 record, though he went 14-34 in three seasons with the Bears.

Mara’s already come out and said it’s his intention to negotiate, the agent said. What does it mean now that he added this to his resume? Mara may say from an ownership point of view, this guy just created a problem for himself and now I can offer him less money, because why would Shamar Stephen Authentic Jersey I reward him with such a significant contract when his behavior is so bad? It may be a favorable situation for the Giants.

Jonathan Martin has been hit with five charges for the chilling Instagram post that forced a high school to close as a safety precaution last month.
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Martin, a former NFL offensive lineman who opened up about being a victim of bullying while with the Dolphins, faces four counts of making criminal threats and one count of possessing a firearm, TMZ reported Monday. While searching Martin’s car after his arrest, Los Angeles police reportedly found a loaded shotgun, a knife and an ax, on top of another shotgun at his parents’ home.

Wednesday night, he added 327-pound journeyman guard Patrick Omameh.
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There are a bevy of hog-molly guards in the draft, and I expect Gettleman to target one in the second round if not in the first round with Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson.

Rarely does a playoff team flip a switch so hard, but Kansas City did, and it did so rather successfully.

It started with trading Alex Smith and anointing Patrick Mahomes as the new starting QB. Gone are Marcus Peters, Derrick Johnson and Albert Wilson. Arriving are Kendall Fuller, Anthony Hitchens and Sammy Watkins.

Fuller can end up being better than Peters all-around, and he will be much less of a headache for coach Andy Reid. Hitchens can make a ton of plays like Johnson did for many years, and at 25, he’s a decade younger.

Daniel was behind Carson Wentz in 2016, but the Eagles felt his advice was so important that they ate more than $4 million to cut him and replace Daniel with Nick Foles instead.

Cousins made top-market money up front and landed with a contender that will help him push his career to a higher (see: winning) level of success. The NFC runners-up from 2017 are the new NFC favorites for 2018.

They’re not playing together again. Brees got his two-year deal to return to the Saints, while Graham leaves Wilson and the Seahawks…. to join Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The tight end has had a blessed career as a young basketballer-turned-veteran-red-zone-receiving-stud. Graham by default should work out for Green Bay after the Martellus Bennett disaster.

They’re the best. The Blackhawks have obviously slipped a few notches, while the Penguins have won back-to-back Cups.

Lucroy joins Nick Hundley of the Giants, Rene Rivera of the Angels and Chris Stewart of the Braves as the fourth free-agent catcher to sign a one-year major-league contract this offseason. Welington Castillo’s two-year, $15 million deal with the White Sox was the biggest for a free-agent catcher, while Chris Iannetta agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Rockies and Alex Avila signed for two years and $8.25 million with the Diamondbacks.

Lucroy batted.310 with 2 homers and 13 RBIs in 46 games for the Colorado Rockies after being acquired in a midseason trade with the Texas Rangers. The two-time All-Star catcher hit.242 with 4 homers and 27 RBIs in 77 games for the Rangers before that.

“I’ll put it up against anybody’s,” the right-hander added. “And at the end of the season, we can look at the numbers and see how we all fared.”patriots_001

MLB free agent rumors: Orioles agree 2-year deal with Andrew Cashner

The Orioles and starting pitcher Andrew Cashner agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million Thursday, according to multiple reports.
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Cashner went 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA last season with the Rangers. With a lifetime 3.80 ERA, Cashner is a solid No. 3 or 4 starter, who registered a career-best 4.6 WAR last season.
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This time, it’s Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams,Unlike Wynn, who had experience playing guard during his collegiate career, Williams served as a three-year starter on the blindside for the Longhorns, making his ability to successfully transition to the inside purely hypothetical,Williams is also coming off a season where he missed seven games with a knee injury,Even with Ezekiel Ansah tagged, Detroit could use help at defensive end, but there isn’t the value here, McShay writes.

Instead, the Lions should turn their attention to keep Matthew Stafford upright.

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We are all shocked and deeply concerned for Eilas’ mother, as well as Elias and his entire family, the statement read. We have Elias’ mom and Elias’ entire family in our prayers. We are using all of the resources available at the Pirates and Major League Baseball to support Elias and his family during this incredibly difficult time. As we work with authorities on his mom’s safe return, we will withhold further comment and ask that you please respect the family’s need for privacy.

Once considered one of the Pirates’ top prospects, the 27-year-old Diaz has hit .216/.257/.304 with one home run in 194 at-bats in limited action with the team the past three seasons. He is expected to make the team’s 25-man roster this season.

It was assumed the Browns would target Cincinnati’s AJ McCarron, whom they tried to land in a trade last season before the deal was squelched when the teams failed to properly Adrian Clayborn Jersey file paperwork to the league,McCarron wants to start and it’s unlikely he would want to compete with Taylor, who led the Bills to their first postseason appearance since 1999.