Browns were leaning Bradley Chubb, decided to go with Denzel Ward instead

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If the draft had been held this morning, Bradley Chubb possibly would be a Brown right now.
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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns were leaning heavily toward Chubb on Thursday morning. As the day unfolded, however, they ended up changing their minds and leaning toward Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward.

The game’s ABC telecast had Howard Cosell and Tom Seaver in the booth. In the top of the eighth 鈥?and thanks to reader Jeff Lake of Binghamton for the heads-up 鈥?Cosell noted that Yankees starter Mike Torrez’s last pitch was clocked at 95 mph, thus he’s not likely tired.

Seaver: He has still only thrown about 92, 93 pitches. He had 86 at the start of this inning. So there’s no reason, really, to be tired.

The Yanks won, 8-4. Torres went the full nine, allowing nine hits and two walks. Length of game: 2:18.

Toward that end, the Lions could use running backs. But they have plenty of time to find one in later rounds of the draft.

New England supporters will take issue with this low ranking, but Bill Belichick’s recent drafts have been awful. It is a testament to Tom Brady’s talent and Belichick’s roster ingenuity and coaching that the Patriots have been able to maintain their winning ways with drafting like this.

John Elway aced the draft early in his career as a Broncos executive, but he has so many swings and misses since then. Taking Paxton Lynch in the first round in 2016 looks Laremy Tunsil Jersey like the latest, and it caused them to sign Case Keenum in free agency.

Brandon Beane is in his second year of trying to fix the Bills. His predecessors left him with plenty of problems. Taking Manuel in 2013 and trading up for Sammy Watkins in 2014 are at the top of the list.
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Pete Carroll: Colin Kaepernick discussion is still open

The Seahawks were set to meet with free agent Colin Kaepernick last week, but the meeting never wound up happening.
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Depending on which reports you read, that was because Kaepernick wouldn’t pledge to stand during the national anthem or because the Seahawks wanted to know more about Kaepernick’s overall plans including his pursuit of a collusion grievance against the NFL. The Seahawks subsquently signed two quarterbacks, but coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that adding Stephen Morris and Austin Davis didn’t shut the door.

Game Youth Paxton Lynch Jersey But was the NFL juggernaut doomed to crash eventually as saturation grew? After years of slight rises and falls followed by three straight years of increased viewership (2013-15), an abrupt drop-off in 2016 became in 2017 the least-watched NFL season since 2008.

Some view it as the result of more games drawn out across the week and a poorer product on the field catching up to the league and its networks. Five prime NFL TV windows each week (Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, early head-to-head games on CBS and Fox and late doubleheader games) mean, with seven games, 14 teams are needed to help sell the telecasts, and there aren’t typically 14 competitive, big-market teams.

But they clearly saw a window to acquire them while quarterback Jared Goff is on that nice, cheap, rookie deal, and are happy to trade future questions for a stockpile of talent.

His intangibles, clutch gene and prowess at making Chris Wideman Authentic Jersey plays off platform enable most NFL decision-makers to overlook his elongated throwing motion and propensity to fumble. Accurate on the move with good anticipation.

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More Drew Brees and Russell Wilson than Johnny Manziel, but he’s still a shade under 6-1. Accurate alpha dog with a forever chip on his shoulder. Inspirational leader with accuracy, mobility and moxie.

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Don’t try to tell The Kid From Fordham he can’t beat the odds and pledge the NFL fraternity.

I feel like my whole life I’ve always been like the small-school kid, the kid that was the underdog, Chase Edmonds says at the TEST Sports Academy in Martinsville, N.J.

I remember being in class at Fordham, and the teacher might ask people what they want to do after college, and you got people saying they want to be engineers, you got people saying they want to work on Wall Street, and I say, ‘I want to play in the NFL.’ And you can feel when people are kind of looking at you funny. I took it like a grain of salt, whatever, patted myself on the back and kept moving forward, and tried to stay focused on my dream. And now that it’s about to be reality, it’s nothing better than to know that I proved many people wrong.

You stay the course, you keep the faith, and you never know what could happen, Edmonds says.

I don’t know what happened, I guess I got hit maybe, I come crying saying that I wanted to quit football, he says, and my dad told me that anything you start in life you always finish. ‘If you don’t like football after this year, you don’t have to play it again, but you’re gonna finish it.’ The rest is history.

No one can make up Steph’s contributions individually, Thompson said. That’s got to be done as a team and even then it’s hard with the way he can shoot the ball.

Thompson has found his touch after missing two weeks in March with a broken right thumb.

He followed up his brilliant 11-for-13 shooting day in a 113-92 Game 1 rout Saturday by hitting 12 of 20 shots. Durant also had six rebounds and six assists for the Warriors, who went without key backup big man David West down the stretch after he sprained his left ankle early in the fourth.

Coach Steve Kerr stuck with JaVale McGee as his starting center and the 7-footer contributed 10 points and seven rebounds as the well-rounded defending champions again showed off their remarkable depth.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 for the Spurs despite facing double-teams and Rudy Gay moved into the starting lineup and scored 12 points.

Game 3 is Thursday as the series shifts to San Antonio.
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NCAA approves biggest change yet to kickoff rule

The kickoff is on the way out in the sport of football, and the NCAA has just taken the biggest step yet toward eliminating the play that has begun every game in the sport’s existence.
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The only question is what will become of onside kicks, which are a staple of late-game comebacks. The NFL and the NCAA will both need to consider some kind of rule change that would allow teams trailing late in games to get the ball back after they score. The upstart Alliance of American Football has announced that it will do away with kickoffs but allow teams to try to get the ball back after scoring, by running one play from their own 30-yard line, needing to gain 10 yards to keep the ball.

Whether that rule gains traction or some other replacement for the onside kick is adopted, the reality is kickoffs are going away. The NCAA took a big step in that direction today.

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This rule, adopted in 2009 as part of the league’s decision to move the players from the locker room to the sideline during the national anthem, was drafted by the NFL. By using must in connection with the playing of the anthem and the players’ presence on the sideline but the non-mandatory term should when referring to standing during the anthem, the NFL created a loophole in the policy, making it different from the NBA rule that mandates standing: Players must be on the sideline for the anthem, and players should (not must) stand.

When the anthem controversy first emerged in August 2016, the NFL could have quickly revised the language of the rule, or the NFL could have taken the position that should as a practical matter means must within the broader context of the rule. After all, the league has brought them out of the locker room not to protest during the playing of the national anthem but to be props in the broader effort to wrap The Shield (which looks a lot like the flag) in the flag.

The fact that the rule didn’t appear in the CBA (which is the product of comprehensive collective bargaining between the NFL and NFL Players Association regarding the terms of employment) most likely would have given the league the ability to unilaterally change the rule. Rick Nash Youth jersey In other words, the league possibly could have simply changed the rule on the spot, without talking to or bargaining with the union.

The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a blown save by struggling Kenley Jansen thanks to a clutch hit by Yasmani Grandal.

Game Adrian Beltre Jersey Grandal hit a go-ahead, two-run double with one out in the 12th inning and the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 Tuesday night for their season-high third straight win.
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When you have a two-run lead and you get the best closer in baseball coming into the game, you expect to not use three other relievers, Roberts said. We have to get Kenley right, and we’re going to need him to accomplish what we want to accomplish.

Right now he’s not right, as far as the way the ball’s coming out of the hand, Roberts said of Jansen, who has an 8.10 ERA. We have all the confidence in Kenley. It’s one of those things that people go through and he’s got to work his way out of it.

Scott Alexander (1-0) got the win.

The Padres struck out 20 times, Cornelius Lucas Jersey tying the club record set in a 15-inning game in 2001.

Some of the pieces are already in place for Green Bay with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Quinten Rollins, Kevin King and Josh Jones. The 6’2, 215-pound James fills the gaps as a potential nickel corner, box defender, blitzer聽or pure safety. He shouldn’t be viewed as a position-specific prospect since he contributes in so many areas.聽

Cornerback is a more pressing need for the Arizona Cardinals than quarterback. They obviously want to find a franchise signal-caller, but the team lacked a true No. 2 corner for years.聽

Rarely does a veteran quarterback simultaneously sound so honest and yet so measured. Rivers is aware of his age, of how the professional game operates as a business, isn’t insecure about his job but also isn’t prepared to pass a torch to a new franchise quarterback.

He’s right, though: Eventually, the time will come. He’s 36 years old and is entering his 15th season. But if we’re talking performance, he still has plenty of gas left in his stubborn, sometimes spiteful tank.

When Super Bowl appearances practically become routine, internal disagreements feel like small matters.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said just as much at the owners’ meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Monday when asked about the reported organizational tension, exposed in a January ESPN report that detailed a rift among the Patriots’ Big Three.
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Kraft, Belichick and Brady have repeatedly had to address ESPN’s account, which surmised growing tension could lead to the trio’s imminent breakup. Each of the three has denied the explosiveness of the report. Together, they’ve won five Super Bowls over 16 seasons.

Although Kraft said he still hasn’t gotten over the deflating loss to the Eagles, the 76-year-old downplayed the effects of a loss in the title game when compared to a losing season. In his first season of owning the Patriots in 1993, the team went 5-11 under then-coach Bill Parcells, who also was in his first season in New England.

I’ve owned the team 24 seasons, and I’ve had Bill [Belichick] as a head coach for 18 of Jason Smith Jersey those seasons, Kraft said. When I think of tension, I think of my first year as an owner. I love Bill Parcells, but players walked on eggshells and maybe ownership did as we went down the learning curve of how to get along. 鈥?The so-called tension gets greater when you lose.

If the Giants take a quarterback with the second overall pick, it could lead to some bruised feelings, with Eli Manning returning at 37 years old for his 15th season with the Giants and his replacement lurking on the roster. In this day and age in the NFL, a quarterback picked No. 2 in the draft is expected to play far sooner than later.

I think a lot of times that’s unavoidable in this sport, Mara said of hurting the feelings of the incumbent quarterback. You have to make decisions that are in the long-term best interests of the franchise. If feelings get hurt, you try not to do that, but if they do, they do.

Mara said it is too early in the evaluation process to know whom the Giants are targeting and, ultimately, whom they will take the night of April 26.

You want to know who we’re going to pick? We don’t, Mara said. You can give me eight different scenarios and I can tell you that it’s a possibility.
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Believe me when I tell you, I don’t know if we’re taking a quarterback.

Derwin James’ availability is a godsend for the Green Bay Packers since the organization’s primary offseason goal is to overhaul a porous secondary. 

Safeties aren’t generally seen as top prospects, yet James’ combination of size, athleticism, versatility and playmaking ability make him a surefire top-15 selection.

Simply put, guards are rarely drafted in the top 10 in the modern NFL, let alone the top 5. In the 51 years of the modern NFL Draft — since the AFL and NFL had their first common draft in 1967 — just 16 guards have been picked in the first 10 picks, with only five of them going in the first five selections.

So Amendola said he did what he had to do for his family, and accepted Miami’s offer.

While Amendola praised Belichick as the best coach ever, he admitted playing for him could be hard.

Head coach Todd Bowles is expected to be in attendance along with General Manager Mike Maccagnan, who also attended Rosen’s workout at UCLA’s Pro Day. The Jets contingent will then head to Wyoming on Friday for Josh Allen’s Pro Day before hitting Norman, Oklahoma to work out Baker Mayfield this weekend.

The Jets moved up to the No. 3 pick in a trade with the Colts last weekend and many expect they made the move to improve their chances of landing their desired quarterback in this year’s draft.

C.J. Anderson was the first Broncos rusher to top 1,000 yards in a season since 2013. But that wasn’t enough for Denver to keep him around. Anderson has been released and will hit the market as a free agent, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo .

Gay spent 10 of his 11 NFL seasons with the Steelers, deviating only in 2012, a season he played for the Cardinals. Despite his advanced age for a cornerback, his career is marked by remarkable durability. Gay has never missed a game, playing in all 176, starting 101. Pat Shurmur, the new head coach, has talked since he was hired about “availability’’ as an underrated quality in a player.
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Twins’ Berrios excited to start vs. Indians in San Juan

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Womens C. J. Prosise Jersey Berrios will take the mound Wednesday when the Minnesota Twins face the Cleveland Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Or, as Berrios Jaden Schwartz Authentic Jersey likes to call the island … home.

Knowing how meaningful the occasion was, Lance Lynn volunteered to wait until Friday for his next turn — a full 10 days after his last outing — so Berrios could keep the start.

He beat me to the punch, said Jake Odorizzi, who started Tuesday in the Twins’ 6-1 loss to Cleveland. He volunteered for it. We both wanted Jose to throw down here. This is a very special thing. We’re excited to see him in his homeland, getting to throw in front of a bunch of family.

Favre recently came in for one of the auditions, according to sources. Though it was unclear if Favre would even want the job, sources said he was not great during the tryout and has been told he is no longer under consideration. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, did not return a call. ESPN declined comment.

Late Tuesday, Favre tweeted that he felt he had a good meeting with ESPN and was intrigued by the opportunity, but he wasn’t sure he wanted to do it, if ESPN had chosen him.

Wanted to clear something up from today’s press on me & ESPN. Truth is I had a good meeting about possibly joining the MNF crew. I was intrigued when they called yet not sure I want to pursue a broadcasting career right now. I wish them the best of luck and a great season. Brett

Favre likely would have been able to demand the same type of salary as Jon Gruden. ESPN was prepared to offer Manning the same $6.5 million salary as Gruden with possibly even a little room for negotiation, according to sources.

Owners vote down West Coast teams’ proposal limiting early kickoffs

Teams in the Pacific time zone wanted a rule limiting how many early kickoffs they could be forced to play, but those teams were not able to convince the teams in the rest of the country to go along.
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As it stands, his one-year, $14 million contract with the Rams puts Suh within $3 million of what he was due to make in 2018 in Miami.

So if Suh rips it up, as he quite possibly will, with defensive tackle Aaron Donald next to Suh, he should be able to cash in next year on the open market.

Having cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib on the roster will help Suh, too. Having defensive coordinator Wade Phillips running the show on Suh’s side of the ball also should be good news, since Phillips likely will let Suh do what he wants as long as Suh brings it between snap and whistle.

Zay Jones’ recent incident won’t impact his spot on Bills

Once the criminal justice process is complete for Foster, the NFL will launch an investigation into any domestic violence allegations under its personal conduct policy. The league’s process doesn’t require the same burden of proof as the courts, so a six-game suspension 鈥?the baseline for a first-time alleged domestic violence offender 鈥?may be looming for Foster.

The 49ers cut cornerback Tramaine Brock last year not even one day after he was arrested on allegations of domestic violence. Now we’ll see what they do with Foster.
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I’ve been saying since the first day I became Mayor my ambition is to have more American football games in London and ultimately for there to be a franchise there and, dare I say it, even the Super Bowl, Khan said. I met recently one of the owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan. I’ve met the NFL commissioner on a number of occasions, most recently at the game at Twickenham this year and my team is working very closely with the NFL.
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The NFL appears to be a long way off from figuring out the logistics for a team in London, and a Super Bowl in London is probably even a longer way off. But the league is serious about making Womens Trent Murphy Jersey London a major football town, so the NFL will surely welcome the mayor’s comments.

Saquon Barkley’s 12 best fits in NFL Draft: Favorites, sleepers and long shots

Who should select Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft? Pretty much every team that needs a running back and has a first-round pick.
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Barkley, the top prospect at the position in this class, is the most talented all-around back to enter the league since Ezekiel Elliott went No. 4 overall to the Cowboys two years ago. Barkley is expected to be a top-five pick, too.

Losing Jharel Cotton and A.J. Puk to Tommy John surgery might have already dented hopes that Oakland’s young rotation could surprise people this year, but at least Sean Manaea is turning heads. In his first two starts, the lefty allowed just nine baserunners in 15鈪?IP, with an 11-1 ratio of strikeouts to walks. — Kahrl

Matt Davidson stole the show on Opening Day, becoming just the fourth player in MLB history to hit three homers in a season opener. He has slowed down a bit from that 486-homer pace, but the 27-year-old has still been swinging the bat well. Though the White Sox will gladly take the home runs, his improved plate discipline over the first week is an encouraging sign for a player who struck out 165 times and drew just 19 walks last season. — Casella

The Patriots’ Bill Belichick, 65, continues to succeed despite ruling with an iron fist. The oldest coach in the league, Seattle’s 66-year-old Pete Carroll, actually prefers working with younger players than crusty veterans. He and his staff emphasize a streamlined approach and simplistic mission statement to better equip young players while encouraging聽healthy dialogue to cultivate a feeling of ownership.

Elite Kids Chris Pronger Jersey McVay mentioned the need to provide a why for players. Mora said Rosen wants to know why.聽Like teachers and some parents, coaches can view frequent questions as an annoyance or a challenge to authority. But a player’s refusal to accept because I said so, as an answer doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to learn and excel.

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: Had he not been born in 1943, Joe Namath might have been a聽Millennial right out of central casting. So don’t expect GM Mike Maccagnan to flinch at taking Rosen 鈥?there’s probably no rookie QB better equipped to step right into Gang Green’s lineup 鈥?no matter how much Jamie Benn Womens Jersey former Bruins coach Jim Mora elaborates/equivocates about him.

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