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Josh McCown Jersey daughter burns him after Jets draft Sam Darnold

Josh McCown’s family support system has a funny sense of encouragement.
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After the Jets selected USC quarterback Sam Darnold, 20, with the third overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, McCown’s oldest daughter made him feel old when she told him his new backup (or successor) is young enough to be his child.

In 2007, James had a 48-point Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals when he got 33 shots attacking mostly single coverage. The Detroit Pistons swarmed him to force the ball out of his hands in Game 6 and he got only 11 shots. But Daniel Gibson hit a flurry of 3-pointers and scored 31 points and the Cavs won the series.

There are many other examples, and the success rates aren’t great. James has been phenomenal in closeout games, having won 11 in a row. He’s familiar with what happens when an opponent is desperate.

The Pacers are projecting that they’re not desperate, but the time has come to explore all options when dealing with their franchise nemesis.
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The series ain’t over, Oladipo said after Game 5. You got to win four games for the series to be over, right? So we got a chance to win. … We’re looking forward to Jaleel Johnson Womens Jersey that opportunity.

The former UCLA quarterback was not pleased with how far he fell and he also took to Twitter to express his opinion.

Motivated beyond words…let’s go win championships, he wrote.

Doughty, a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman, said he hit Vegas forward William Carrier’s shoulder first before his head in Game 1. Kings coach John Stevens added: As long as I’m on the Earth, I’m going to agree to disagree with that decision.

The league video emphasized that an illegal check to the head concerns a player’s head being the main point of contact, not the first point of contact. Based on experience, the league said, a player’s head snapping back on these kinds of hits indicates significant head contact.

Los Angeles general manager Rob Blake, who worked under Brendan Shanahan in the department of player safety from 2010 to 2013, said it’s a tough job while at the same time reiterating the organization was unhappy with the suspension of Doughty. Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen was upset forward Josh Anderson was ejected from the Blue Jackets’ Game 1 against Washington for boarding Michal Kempny, and he called a hit to the head of Alexander Wennberg from the Capitals’ Tom Wilson that got only a minor penalty dangerous.

Game Kids Clay Harbor Jersey Wilson was not given a hearing or suspended. Wennberg missed Games 2, 3 and 4 and the hit was not included in the NHL’s explanation video.

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Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson became the fifth quarterback to be selected in the first round on Thursday night as the Baltimore Ravens moved up in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to select Jackson with the final pick of day one.
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The Ravens were one of a few teams that hosted Jackson for a visit during the draft process and he serves as a possible successor to Joe Flacco eventually.

Griffin has spent his life proving himself after being born with amniotic band syndrome and having his left hand amputated at the age of 4. It’s done little to slow down the 6-foot, 227-pounder who impressed at the combine, despite originally not being invited; led UCF to an undefeated season as a redshirt senior and garnered Peach Bowl MVP honors, despite spending his first three years bouncing around the bottom of the depth chart; and remained confident in what he could do, despite people constantly telling him what he couldn’t.

Elite Womens Kevin Durant Jersey I’m more than just a guy with one hand, and I had to make sure I proved to [NFL teams] that I’m a football player at the end of the day, Griffin said. If you get me on your team, you’re going to get a diamond in the rough. I’m not going to be a guy that’s just satisfied with where he’s at.

When he received an invite to attend the draft in person, Griffin had no qualms about accepting. He spent last year’s draft at home in St. Petersburg, Fla., waiting to hear his twin brother Shaquill’s name called in the third round by the Seahawks.

I know everybody seems to be locked in on that. I don’t know why, Maccagnan said, via the New York Post. We actually may take a safety this year. I’m just joking. The quarterback is such an important position. There’s always going to be a focal point that this may be a position of interest for us, but we’ll see how it plays itself out.

Limited Mens Ryan Jensen Jersey There isn’t much that has to play out before the Jets are on the clock and Maccagnan makes a pick that will likely go a long way to determining how much longer he’ll be engaging in the shadow play that is the pre-draft process.

When you’re picking this high, if you make a mistake, if you miss on a quarterback, it’s a five-year mistake, Carmelo Anthony Authentic Jersey Gettleman said last week.

If you’re a Giants fan, do you want a potential five-year mistake or do you want to make a run right now with Barkley headlining an improved cast around Manning, who’s already proven he can win based on his two Super Bowl MVP trophies?

Jaguars seem to be high on top draft prospect Lamar Jackson

The social-media blowback and praise came instantly from both sides for the “Bad Boys II”-inspired image.

Feely did not apologize for the callousness, but said it was all in good fun.

Gregg Popovich reiterated that Kawhi Leonard’s continued absence from the Spurs during their run in the Western Conference playoffs stems from the lack of clearance from the star forward’s medical team for a return to the court.

With Leonard as the team’s go-to option last season, the Spurs used the forward in an isolation set 38 times during the final five seconds of the shot clock, which registered as San Antonio’s most-used plays in those situations. Leonard averaged 1.09 points per direct play last season, according to research from ESPN Stats & Information. But this season, Green receives that responsibility, with the numbers bearing out much differently.

Using Green in isolation became San Antonio’s most-used play in the final five seconds of the shot clock this season (13 times), with the Spurs averaging 0.46 points off the play.

But the identity of Gang Green’s hopeful franchise quarterback remains unknown, and the latest coming out of Jets headquarters centers on two players — with a catch.

New York would likely be quick to take Sam Darnold if the USC-developed passer remained on the board at No. 3. Though they didn’t work him out, the Jets finalized a Darnold visit because of the signs the Browns may pass on him at No. 1, Ralph Vacchiano of reports. But if he goes to either the Browns or Giants, the Jets look to be engaged in an interesting debate.

Although the Jets were the only team to trek to Laramie, Wyo., to work out Josh Allen, the latest noise related to their No. 3 overall pick centers on a Baker Mayfield-or-Josh Rosen decision. Brian Costello of the New York Post describes a “hearty debate” among Jets brass about the merits of the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner or the brash UCLA product who may be the most pro-ready passer in this draft. Both Schwartz and Vacchiano expect Darnold to be the pick if he’s still there at 3, but if he’s gone, these contingency talks could decide the Jets’ future.

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Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been one of the league’s most active players when it comes to working for criminal justice reform.
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And he has a sense that one of his new teammates might have been singled out by the legal community as well.

We did a really good job of getting ahead, got to 0-2 and that was almost my kryptonite tonight, Brault said. I had the two walks and the home run from the 0-2 count and that just can’t happen.

Jacob McQuaide Limited Jersey Corey Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the seventh for the Pirates. Colin Moran added a sacrifice fly, but the surprising Pirates cooled off a bit.

Newly acquired reliever Enny Romero found plenty of familiar faces in the Pittsburgh clubhouse after the Pirates claimed the left-hander off waivers from Washington on Saturday to bolster its bullpen.
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The future Hall-of-Famer said he prepared himself for the physical and mental demands of playing his 15th NFL season with another new coach and another new quarterback and another offseason program.

Football is different than any other sport, Fitzgerald said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. When you make a decision to Frank Gore Youth jersey come back, you have to be fully engaged in the task at hand. I know what’s expected of me. I know what’s required, so I’m ready to go.

Fitzgerald turns 35 this summer, and that’s not the only big number on his football card. He’s third in league history in receptions (1,234) and receiving yards (15,545) and could move to second on both lists this year.

It’s also the fourth new offense he’s learning, and Sam Bradford should be the 15th different quarterback to throw him a touchdown if things go well. That requires work in the offseason.

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Elite Kids Montell Owens Jersey Cornerback Kenneth Acker has landed a contract for the 2018 season.
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The Colts announced on Wednesday that Acker has agreed to a deal with the team. Acker visited the Colts last week and also spent time with the Seahawks during his search for work.

Acker spent the last two seasons with the Chiefs and recorded 40 tackles and an interceptions in 25 games with the team. Acker entered the league as a 49ers sixth-round pick in 2014 and missed his entire rookie season with an injury. He started 13 games in 2015 and was traded to the Chiefs the next year.

Acker is the first cornerback to join the Colts in free agency. They did re-sign Pierre Desir to a one-year deal, but lost Rashaan Melvin to the Raiders.

Gettleman tells us: You don’t quit on talent.

Beckham needs to assure the Giants 鈥?once and for all with his actions and words 鈥?that he has not and will not quit on them.

Play ball! doesn’t only apply to the start of the Yankees and Mets seasons.

That drew a response from Klemko, who called it a non-story but added that he checked into it anyway and was assured that Mayfield never asked for a first-class upgrade.

Authentic Will Lutz Jersey Klemko said on Twitter that Grossi had incorrectly reported that Mayfield demanded first-class airfare from the Browns. Grossi responded by pointing out that he hadn’t said it was from the Browns. Klemko acknowledged that but insisted that Mayfield never even asked for, let alone demanded any upgrade.

What Grossi actually reported is that Mayfield demanded an upgrade, and also that Mayfield struggled to pay for the upgrade, Justin Houston Youth jersey suggesting that Mayfield has bad credit.

He demanded to be upgraded to first class, Grossi said. It took him, like, three credit cards before one was good enough to use. What does that say?

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Just before the Steelers released linebacker James Harrison late last season, Harrison said he wouldn’t have returned to the team if he knew he’d be relegated to a deep reserve role and teammates said after his release that Harrison acted like a player who wanted the team to cut him.
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It made for an acrimonious end to what had been a highly successful partnership for well over a decade, Authentic Joffrey Lupul Jersey but Harrison hasn’t carried any bad feelings from the final days into retirement with him.

Last-minute private workouts can still happen, but should they?

Branch is working his way back in Florida after tearing his ACL and cartilage in his knee during a November 9 game.

Patrick Kerney Game Jersey He played nine games last season, making 69 tackles, a forced fumble and five pass breakups.

A former fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2008, Branch spent the past two seasons in Arizona.

Is prime time ready for the Jaguars again?

The Jags are back. But will they be back in prime time?

The 2017 final-four franchise will receive plenty of preseason hype as the 2018 season approaches. The real question is whether they’ll be playing many/any of their games under the lights, at home or on the road.
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They’re fighting. They’re battling. It’s a tough game. Obviously, things haven’t gone our way. Guys in the clubhouse are keeping their heads up and staying positive in their daily work. That’s all you can really ask for. In times like this, you just kind of ride the storm.

Realmuto went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and three runs scored in a rehab game with Class A Jupiter. To make room for him on the roster, the Marlins optioned catcher Chad Wallach to Triple-A New Orleans.

Gisele Bündchen may have countless fashion credits to her name, but none of that matters where style is concerned in the Brady household.

“You should see our closets, it’s so funny,” the 37-year-old supermodel said of husband Tom Brady to WSJ. Magazine. “I would say that he likes fashion more than I like fashion. I would say he’s changed his haircut in one year more than I’ve changed in my whole life.”

Married for nearly a decade, the self-described “jeans and a T-shirt girl” remains her well-dressed husband’s No. 1 fan, as he embarks on his 19th season with the Patriots, following New England’s 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last month in Super Bowl LII. Should Brady, 40, decide to walk away from the game in the coming years, it will be his choice, first and foremost.

“These two cats are capable of that kind of stuff, too, they are just a rare breed.’’

A rare breed in the same pinstriped lineup. Look out, legends.

With Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge set to make their debut as teammates, here’s Dan Martin’s look at some other standout duos in sports history.

The once-again Raiders head coach spoke bullishly on the free agent’s chances, saying the quarterback who has filed a grievance against the league “probably” will be on a team soon — despite the entire league passing on Kaepernick last season.

By the next season, Kaepernick was out of the league, and he would later file his case alleging the league colluded to keep him out.

Kaepernick is still trying to find a job, though he hasn’t received any sniffs from teams.

As for the other quarterbacks who intrigue Gruden: Tebow is a minor league baseball player, Griffin has been a shell of himself since knee surgery following his 2012 season and Manziel, trying to make a comeback, bombed out of the league in 2015 and has brought distractions that are more criminal than activist.jets_120

Robert Griffin III Jersey said year off made him ‘smarter’ with playbook

Robert Griffin III said not being on an NFL team for a year made him a smarter player.
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Game Patrick Roy Jersey The new Ravens quarterback said his time off allowed him to study the playbook, analyze games and research aspects of each team’s offense and defense so he could improve himself.

Griffin, 28, was selected No. 2 overall in the 2012 draft by the Redskins. He was extremely successful his first season and made it to the Pro Bowl after throwing 20 touchdowns. However, he failed to remain healthy and consistent and was eventually replaced by Kirk Cousins.

Being 100 percent honest, I haven’t felt this good since I came out of college, Griffin said. A year off of football can do that when trucks aren’t landing on you every play.

Donald is set to enter the final year of his deal, and he is scheduled to earn a base salary of just under $7 million, per Spotrac.

The 26-year-old is a four-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro first-team selection who is coming off a 2017 season that saw him win NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Donald registered 41 tackles, 11.0 sacks and five forced fumbles en route to winning the award.

The Pittsburgh alum sat out聽voluntary workouts, mandatory minicamp and training camp last season before returning to the Rams at the start of the 2017 campaign.

According to Klein, Donald is believed to be seeking more than $20 million per season.

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The Raiders cut punter Marquette King last week, and that came as a surprise. King is a solid punter who had a career-best 42.7-yard net average last season, and he still had three years left on his contract.
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Potter told Outside the Lines that rather than immediately call 911 for help, Merilien waited at least 30 minutes to call police.

Looking at Tampa Bay’s roster, we’ve got a lot of young talent, Jensen said. We just signed Mike Evans back and everything like that, so I just felt Tampa, the way things are going there, that it’s going to be kind of a win-now type of a situation. And I thrive in that kind of situation.

Jensen also mentioned the style of offense in Tampa as part of the reason he chose them over the Colts and the whole package was likely made more appealing to the former Raven when the Bucs offered him a four-year, $42 million contract. That deal will look like a very good one should Jensen’s presence help push the Bucs to the spot in the standings many thought they’d reach last year.

About every two days, they were doing blood and urine testing, and the charges were anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 a test, Lisa Daniels says.

The Colts dropping to No. 6 in their trade with the Jets shows that, even with their cloudy backfield situation 鈥?second-year players Marlon Mack and Josh Ferguson are their current top post-Frank Gore options 鈥?they didn’t think Barkley was worth the pick at No. 3 as opposed to the bounty of three extra second-rounders over two drafts.

The beauty of the move is that Indianapolis can still get the elite pass-rusher it needs in N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb. Should Barkley still be available for the Colts at No. 6, it would make the decision a lot harder. But the domino effect Alex Mack Jersey of the trade likely sets up Barkley to come off the board before No. 6.

He has a really good instinct for maybe gaining the 5 or 6 yards and then going down before he takes the shot, O’Brien said, via That’s a big thing that young quarterbacks usually have a problem with. He seems to have an instinct for being able to stay out of harm’s way.
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Patriots sign tight end Troy Niklas Jersey

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The Patriots have resumed their annual collection of the tight ends.
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots have signed former Cardinals second-rounder Troy Niklas to a one-year deal.

Harbaugh never explains why the changing table isn’t in Bryan Rust Jersey the baby’s room. Then again, the point wouldn’t have been as potent if steep stairs and saggy sweat pants weren’t involved.

We felt like there was something about the white helmet that didn’t quite make the new uniform design as tough and as clean and as stark as we thought it needed to be, NFL creative director Shandon Melvin said. And so we thought, well, let’s experiment with that and see what we could come up with.

While there are some differences, the change was more subtle than the overhaul some teams have tried. That direction came from owner Amy Strunk Adams, who wanted to maintain the Columbia blue (aka light blue) highlights as a nod to the team’s heritage as the Houston Oilers.

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Will they want to go that route despite Watt’s recent injury history?

The Patriots generally buy them by the bushel, and Niklas gives them another option behind Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen.

The 25-year-old Niklas is a valuable blocker when he’s well, but he’s battled injuries throughout his career. He had a career-high 11 catches for 132 yards and a touchdown last year for the Cardinals.