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Browns sign second-rounder Nick Chubb

The Browns found their quarterback of the future in the first round, and perhaps the running back of the future in the second.

Despite only carrying the ball 120 times last season, Alvin Kamara recorded 1,554 yards from scrimmage as a rookie, enough to earn him Rookie of the Year honors and a second-team All-Pro nod. Kamara is just as much of a threat in the passing game as he is as a runner, though he hasn’t been a No. 1 tailback since his days in high school.

This year, he will have the chance to shoulder the load for at least a month. New Orleans’ top ball-carrier, Mark Ingram, will miss the first four games of the 2018 season due to a PED suspension. This will be a make-or-break period for Kamara, as he can either take the reins completely as a David Johnson-type bell-cow back or revert back to his role as a complementary piece to a No. 1 ball-carrier.

Kamara and Christian McCaffrey, two 2017 draftees, are the faces for the new-age back in 2018. But to join the elite tier of their position, they’ll have to excel in expanded roles.

Dykstra and Brian Lutty, the driver, say the other made threatening remarks during the ride after Dykstra requested to change his drop-off location.

Dykstra was arrested at about 3:30 a.m. May 23 outside Linden police headquarters and later charged with terroristic threats against the driver, as well as numerous drug charges.

Lutty told police he picked up Dyksta in Linden, and when he turned down Dykstra’s request to change the drop-off location, the former slugger held something, maybe a bag, to his head.

He told me he was going to shoot me and put it to the back of my head, Lutty excitedly tells officers.

But Dykstra claims he was actually the victim, not the perpetrator.

At his best, Andrew Luck combines outrageous physical attributes with the power of positive thinking and produces magic. And he’s starting again to feel like a magician.

I believe I’m going to be better than I was, he said, and here’s where I’ll remind you that Andrew Luck’s career trajectory after three seasons was aimed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I believe I’m going to be a better quarterback for this team, a better teammate.

Jets rookie Herndon on DUI arrest: ‘This is not who I am’

Chris Herndon says his arrest last weekend for driving while intoxicated does not reflect the person he is.

The New York Jets rookie tight end declined comment after practice Tuesday on details of the incident in which New Jersey State Police say Herndon crashed into another car on a New Jersey highway early last Saturday morning.

I can’t really speak much on it now, the fourth-round draft pick from Miami said. It’s still a pending legal matter, so it’s not up to me to have a conversation about it right now.

Herndon was asked if there was anything he wanted Jets fans and others to know.

Our disciplinary process is fine, Bowles said. There’s nothing wrong with the disciplinary process. The arrests are going to happen, and you deal with them as they come.

Linebacker Dylan Donahue was arrested in February for DWI after New Jersey police said he crashed into a small bus while driving the wrong way inside the Lincoln Tunnel. Donahue was also arrested for DWI in May 2017 in Montana, and voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation facility in Florida in March.

Coached or not, plenty of players have been using the helmet as a weapon, ever since the hard plastic shells were first affixed to players’ heads. It’s kind of amazing that it took the NFL this long to prohibit players from making themselves into projectiles with inflexible caps.

Regardless, if the game ends up looking and feeling significantly different because of the rule, fans could end up looking and feeling differently about the sport.

That’s why he thinks it was so important that NBA stars like Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan have been open about their struggles with panic attacks and depression.

It’s also why he is taking part in the walk to let others know they aren’t alone in dealing with these issues.

Mental health and suicide aren’t things people want to talk about, Thomas said. Mental health, depression, it’s a disease just like anything else. And when you talk about other diseases, people talk about them like, ‘We’ll get you through this,’ whatever. But, then, when you talk about depression or mental health or suicide, people kind of scare away because it’s such a serious topic. You don’t know how to handle it. You don’t want to say the wrong thing to push someone over the edge. But it’s such an important topic, such a serious topic, that people need to start talking about it.

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I think every experience for everyone, no matter what, is different. . . . You look at it, a team that beat us in the Super Bowl and you have guys [on their team] who are talking about it, so it’s front news. Cassius leaves, he played here, so that’s another one. But I think if you ask any guys on this team, the fun we have comes from hanging with each other, the relationships between the guys. A lot of our fun happens right in the locker room even before we come out here and have fun winning football games. Obviously, we work for a living, so in this business, you have to win. When you lose, that’s not fun. People get fired. That’s not fun.

The Packers, though, appear unfazed by Clinton-Dix’s decision to skip the voluntary offseason program.

Defensive passing game coordinator Joe Whitt was asked whether he was disappointed Clinton-Dix is not attending OTAs. Not at all, he said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It’s voluntary. So the guys that are here are the guys that we’re worried about.

The Packers’ mandatory minicamp is June 12-14.

No team is immune to whiffing on many NFL Draft selections and watching several players turn into colossal busts. The real insult, however, comes when you start thinking what might have been for your favorite franchise had it picked a great player who was still on the board.
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Curry fell well short of his expectations as a can’t-miss pass rusher and impact playmaker coming out of an exceptional final season at Wake Forest. He lasted only three humdrum seasons in Seattle, then didn’t do much more with Oakland. It’s too bad Pete Carroll was one year away from being the Seahawks’ head coach, because he probably would have recommended Matthews. Matthews had the pedigree with his family and USC, and he keeps living up to that with Green Bay.

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While Toronto traded him to Seattle – for another former Phillie Michael Saunders – before the 2015 season and he was later shipped to Pittsburgh down Eddie Jackson Jersey the stretch, Happ ended up back in Toronto on a 3-year deal before the 2016 season, his 20-win campaign.

I’d definitely say I struggled after being here (in Philadelphia) and winning and going to the World Series and being used to the atmosphere and going somewhere where it was the opposite of that in Houston, that was a challenge, said Happ. It was one extreme to another. I wish I handled that a little better. I feel like I have a good relationship with the manager (John Gibbons in Toronto) and I decided to come back to a place I was comfortable with (in 2016). The reality was they showed a strong desire to have me back and that meant a lot to me.

Gibbons said he has appreciated Happ’s consistency in his stints with the Blue Jays.

Happ’s been as steady as you can be, said Gibbons. We really liked him when he went out to Seattle and he came back, he won 20 games for us. He’s Just Old Reliable, you know. He does his job, doesn’t talk a whole lot, he kind of re-invented himself.
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Romo failed to advance to June’s major championship in New York after shooting a five-over-par 77 at Monday’s local qualifying tournament in Plano, Texas.

Romo, a four-time Pro Bowl player who retired last year, has turned his attention to golf, though the 38-year-old’s PGA Tour debut saw him finish last at last month’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
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Taylor also is adept at working the ball downfield to James Neal Jersey his tight end, which will help the Browns get more out of second-year first-rounder David Njoku. With Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson Jr. and Nick Chubb, Taylor will benefit from a good, traditional rushing attack.

Overall, given how new offensive coordinator Todd Haley likes to push the ball downfield while taking advantage of a quarterback’s mobility, Taylor is a perfect fit. Mayfield can become that kind of player in time, but there’s no reason to rush him into action. Jackson has left the door slightly ajar for Mayfield to compete for the job as a motivational tool for his development, but Taylor should keep it shut.

Organized team activities, which are optional, present the first chance to see how coaches integrate rookies into a roster of veterans. Some rookies are expected to be immediate starters, while others are on third-team units alongside players who likely won’t make the 53-man roster in September.

We’ll take you through notable news on 10 rookies who were drafted in the first three rounds of the draft as we try to drink out of the firehose that is practice write-ups for 32 teams.

Griffin hasn’t played in a game since 2016, and Woodrum is an undrafted free agent out of Liberty. Neither is likely to contribute.

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Chargers’ Mike Williams predicts breakout second season

When the Chargers selected former Clemson star wideout Mike Williams No. 7 overall in last year’s NFL Draft, they thought they were getting a potential superstar.

It didn’t work out that way Year 1 for the 6-3, 220-pound red-zone threat, with Williams hauling in just 11 passes for 95 yards and zero touchdowns as a rookie.

The Steelers used the franchise tag on Bell for the second straight year, which thus far has prompted the veteran rusher to repeat his stance from last year, when he sat out offseason workouts and training camp until he signed the tender just before the start of the regular season.

Despite Bell’s absence from the field, Brown knows his teammate is still putting in the work elsewhere to be prepared for the upcoming season and will be ready when both sides reach an agreement, regardless of the outcome.

Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past him as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Curry had 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the third quarter, lying with his back flat on the court for his unique version of a snow angel and even following one basket with an expletive, shouting “This is my … house!” to the thousands who cheered and exhaled, exhilarated by his every move and rumble.

“There’s obviously that anticipation when you come in transition and you find an open look and there’s a collective hush in the crowd, especially in this building,” Curry said. “It’s a cool moment. I was searching for it in the first half. I had plenty of opportunities, I just couldn’t knock it down. Third quarter it opened up. I’ve been doing it for a while. I won’t let two tough games shooting keep me frustrated.”ravens_115

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We have a lot of really good hitters, a lot of power, so I’m not surprised when we do these kind of things, but obviously it’s hard to keep that kind of pace, manager Aaron Boone said. It just shows you how difficult that is, and obviously how rare it is.

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Teasley is a 2007 graduate of Central Washington University, where he played running back for the Wildcats. After working in corporate marketing after college, Teasley got his start in scouting with the help of fellow Central alum and Seahawks scout Aaron Hineline.

Teasley landed a job as a scouting intern with the Seahawks in 2013. The team then hired as a pro personnel scout in 2014 before promoting him to assistant director of pro personnel last year.

Stephen Curry and James Harden have defended the most shots for their teams in the conference finals through three games. Curry has been more up to the task than Harden so far.

The Warriors also got back to their defensive principles — switch everything, contest shots, don’t foul — to hold the Rockets to their lowest scoring effort of the playoffs.

To wit, the Warriors committed just a single shooting foul on James Harden’s 17 drives on Sunday night, and the Rockets attempted only one free throw in the entire second half of Game 3 despite attempting 38 field goals.

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The Panthers waived offensive tackle Korren Kirven on Monday.
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The rest of the game was all Astros, with Tony Kemp leading the way with two hits and a career-high five RBIs in the first meeting between these teams since 2015. Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve added two RBIs apiece as Houston won for the fifth time in six games.

We score double digits and don’t hit a home run, I think we’ll take that every night, manager A.J. Hinch said. It was a really good night of offense by a lot of different people in the lineup.

Cole improved to 3-0 in his past five starts, allowing two hits to Giants who Womens Tyler Ervin Jersey aren’t part of his family and walking three. He leads the American League with 101 strikeouts.

It’s one of those things that as players if you think the front office isn’t trying to get rid of you, then you’re crazy, Jackson said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. It’s their job to get players in here that are cheaper, younger and trying to be better.

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That stability up front was a big part of the reason the Jaguars have made big strides lately, but things are always changing. For all the money they’ve spent up front, there are contract talks on the horizon for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (and possibly Dante Fowler, whose 2019 option wasn’t picked up), and money eventually has to come from somewhere.

Which is why Jackson’s ready to work, to make sure it doesn’t come out of his pocket.

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OK, Rivera replied with a slight chuckle and grin. He is a personality. He’s got a lot of confidence. You see it on the field. You see it when you talk to him. You watch it in his gait, the way he carries himself.

That’s the type of attitude you have to have if you want to play in this league. You have to have a certain type of swagger. Josh Norman had it. He had it from Day One. You guys saw it. He struggled a little bit, but because of his swagger, he was able to bring himself back. Well, this young man’s got Chad Kelly Authentic Jersey something.

Meanwhile, Jackson joins a Panthers defense that finished 18th in the league against the pass, and he’ll be expected to contribute immediately given his draft status.

He possesses the physical talent, but Jackson also has no shortage of self-assurance and it remains a large part of his personality and game.

I play with confidence, Jackson told reporters. I’m going to talk about it. Walk it like I talk it.

Krammer notes that Holmes would likely need to add at least five pounds to his 285-pound frame to compete at the position. He also points out that Homles would be the team’s tallest defensive tackle at 6-foot-5.

At 6-foot-2, 254 pounds, Mata’afa who attended Washington State, was one of the Power Five’s smallest defensive tackles. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, via Krammer, also pointed out an example in which switching a player defensive line to linebacker panned out.

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While the NFL stands to make a lot of money from the Supreme Court ruling, the league will have to combat the notion that more readily available gambling makes corruption more likely.
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What the league is trying to do in preparation for it is figure out how to maintain the integrity of the game, because that’s the most important thing on many, many fronts, Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt told Breer in March. And so they’re beginning their work on that. Obviously, there’s legalized betting that goes on in Europe in the Premier League, and other soccer leagues, so there are models they’re trying to learn from.

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The soon-to-be former Giants running back is hoping to find out after undergoing surgery Wednesday to remove the plate he had inserted in December 2016, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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The Tulane product had several offers in free agency and those teams were encouraged by his decision to have the plate removed, according to Rapoport.

Brady’s enormous societal imprint doesn’t cover everyone, however. Take, for instance, soon-to-be-retired baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro began his Major League career in 2001, the same year Tom Brady entered the starting lineup for the Patriots. Since that time, Ichiro — who’s essentially the Tom Brady of Japan — has spent the majority of the last 17 years in the United States. You’d think this amount of exposure to American culture would put Brady on Ichiro’s radar on some level. And yet…

An excerpt from an Ichiro retrospective from The Athletic’s Peter Gammons:

One morning in spring training, 2017, he was in the coaches’ room looking at his cell phone text messages. Ichiro told the coaches about one message he had just received from a number he didn’t recognize. The guy said he’d gotten Ichiro’s number from Alex Rodriguez, and that he wanted to come meet him and study his stretching system.

What’s the guy’s name? asked one of the coaches.