Month: April 2018

NFL free agency: Raiders sign Daryl Worley Jersey following release from Eagles

It didn’t take long for Daryl Worley to find a new home.
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The Raiders on Monday announced they have signed the free-agent cornerback just over a week after his release from the Eagles.

Worley was tased and arrested in Philadelphia after a dispute with authorities early April 15 and subsequently cut by the Eagles. He was reportedly found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway and a gun was recovered at the scene following the incident that took place near the team facility.

The top-seeded Raptors and Wizards are knotted at 2-2 in their seven-game series after Washington won consecutive games on its home floor.

There are things much bigger than sport right now going on in the world and, right now, Toronto, Casey said. So it does put it in perspective, but hopefully sport can give a relief, a reprieve, some joy in our lives.

I felt really good, Betances said. I felt like I was attacking with both pitches today.

Rodney has blown three of five save chances.

I tried to get a ground-ball double play, Rodney said. I left the pitch a little bit high in the strike zone.

Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer in the third on the ninth pitch of his at-bat against Montgomery. Robbie Grossman, who had three hits, homered in the sixth against Domingo German.
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Montgomery needed Authentic Marshall Newhouse Jersey 76 pitches to get through the first three innings and allowed four hits and three walks in five innings.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 10. He was perfect through three innings and didn’t allow a hit until Brett Gardner’s two-out single in the sixth. Gibson allowed just the one hit in six innings and was removed after 95 pitches.
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Escobar was 8 for 22 with two homers and four RBI on the trip.

Luke McCown Jersey announces retirement

The NFL is down to one McCown brother.
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In a letter posted to agent Mike McCartney’s Twitter account on Friday, Luke McCown announced his retirement as an active player. McCown thanked family, friends, coaches and teammates and called it bittersweet to step away from a sport he’s played since the second grade.

McCown was out of the NFL last year after being released by the Cowboys in September, but spent time with five other clubs during a career that dates back to 2004. He was a fourth-round pick by the Browns that year and made four starts as a rookie before being traded to the Buccaneers the next year. He spent four years in Tampa, three in Jacksonville, a year in Atlanta and four years in New Orleans.

Congdon, a fellow Penn State student, celebrated the baby-to-be with a baby shower last month, joined by Authentic Matt Hunwick Jersey Barkley’s sister, Aliyah.

Barkley is expected to be one of the top selections in the draft, which is being held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Former Giants great Phil Simms would be very surprised if the Giants select a quarterback with the second overall pick on Thursday night and would understand why they didn’t 鈥?and here’s why:

What if he goes out there in the preseason and he just lights it up? Simms told The Post. Then [Eli Manning and] the Giants start out 0-2. And what are we gonna hear? What’s Steve Serby gonna write? ‘Well I think it’s time to see the second pick in the draft, we gotta see, we gotta see.’ The fans 鈥?so there’s many things.

In 1983, when I arrived to play football for the New York Giants, the first person I met was Dee and his sidekick, Jerome Sally, defensive end Leonard Marshall said, via quotes distributed by the team. Immediately, we began to grow a bond and brotherhood.
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Pedro Martinez Kids Jersey I became a quick study and learning more of the technical aspects of how to play the position of right defensive end by monitoring his movement on the field and his approach to playing a game. It made me work harder to become the starter in my rookie season with the Giants. Dee was a great teammate and one that I will never forget.

Hardison’s funeral will be Saturday at noon ET at Northwood Temple Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The Louisville quarterback had a pair of pre-draft visits with the Patriots, including a trip to their facility, where he met with the typically stern head coach. Having seen him on TV, Jackson was prepared for a serious talk.

We were just talking, having a conversation and he was just giggling, said Jackson, who didn’t remember how he got Belichick to crack. He started laughing and I was like, ‘Oh snap!’

Cowboys To Exercise Byron Jones’ Option

The Cowboys are expected to exercise Byron Jones‘ fifth-year option, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). The move will keep Jones, a UConn product, under club control through the 2019 season.

Jones, whom the Cowboys selected with the 27th overall pick of the 2015 draft, played cornerback at UConn and during the early portion of his rookie season in Dallas, but he settled in at safety thereafter.

Edwards: I remember the feeling that I have after all games — a period of decompression. But I was so jazzed after that game, there was a physical buzz going through my entire body. I just kept thinking about the words of [Jack] Buck after that Kirk Gibson home run [in the World Series] in 1988: “I don’t believe what I just saw!”

“I’ve been all over the place, meeting the people I’ve met and talking about my story to make everybody understanding of who I am,” Griffin said.

And who exactly is Shaquem Griffin?

He’s the former Lakewood High and UCF captain who helped the Knights to a 13-0 record and a (faux national championship) win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl. He’s the football player who was born with amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect that prevented his left hand from fully forming. Griffin’s hand was amputated when he was 4.

As a redshirt sophomore last season, he finished with 79 tackles, five passes broken up and an interception. His freshman year was even more impressive — five interceptions, 100 tackles and four passes broken up.

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Texans claim Matt Lengel, waive Taylor Heinicke Jersey

Elite P. J. Williams Jersey The Texans had four quarterbacks on the roster after signing Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb as free agents, but that number dropped back to three on Friday.
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The Texans announced that they have waived Taylor Heinicke. They also announced that they have claimed tight end Matt Lengel off of waivers.

Heinicke signed to Houston’s practice squad in November and moved to the active roster in December. He replaced T.J. Yates in a game against the Steelers and completed one pass before he had to be removed from the game for a concussion evaluation. That pass is the only one Heinicke has ever thrown in a regular season game.

He’s terrific. He’s really good, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. I think he’s probably undervalued — probably won’t be this summer when he gets paid, but right now he is. People sleep on him a little bit, but he’s one of the better centers in the league.

The only team known to have shown interest in Sanchez this offseason is the Seahawks, where he could be reunited with his college coach, Pete Carroll. It’s unclear whether the suspension is the reason the Seahawks didn’t sign him after reports last month that they were considering him as Russell Wilson’s backup.

If Sanchez signs with a team, he can work with them throughout the offseason program, training camp and the preseason, but he would have to miss the first four games of the regular season.

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (right elbow impingement) faced hitters before the game and said he was ready to come off the disabled list. Manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw but wasn’t ready to commit to a timetable for Wainwright’s return. We haven’t really talked about that yet, Matheny said. Wainwright, who was placed on the DL on Aug. 18, said he probably will pitch out of the bullpen initially when he returns. … 2B Kolten Wong returned to the lineup after being sidelined by back spasms. Wong left in the seventh inning of Friday’s 8-2 loss to the Cubs and rested on Saturday.

Cubs: There was no word on the next step for Charlie McAvoy Authentic Jersey RHP Jake Arrieta (right hamstring strain), who threw 42 pitches in a bullpen session on Saturday. But he has been ruled out for Chicago’s two games at Tampa Bay this week.

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Sean McVay: We’re proactive about finding an Aaron Donald Jersey solution

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He was released by the Browns last week, and spent last year trying out for teams after failing to make the Chiefs out of training camp. He did have a two-game stint with the Ravens.
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He has 30 receptions for 333 yards and eight touchdowns in five NFL seasons.

Quarterbacks are expected to serve as an extension of the coaching staff, setting the example for other players by showing up early, staying late, studying film, and doing everything the team wants, and more. Plenty of quarterbacks are expected to be even more vocal and direct in serving as de facto coaches on the field, leveraging the credibility that they bring to the table because they suit up and play.

So if a quarterback is expected to behave like he’s part employee and part management, shouldn’t the quarterback at least be in the loop as to the decisions made by management? Even if the team will do what it’s going to do without the blessing of (or in the face of a strenuous objection by) the quarterback, it’s only fair to a guy who is expected to act like he’s got one foot in each camp to be treated like he does.

Winters originally was injured while run blocking in a Week 2 game against Oakland. He played 11 more games before calling it a season.

Authentic Kids Kevin Huber Jersey I wasn’t able to do anything, Winters said. The year before, I was healthy and I felt great. That’s who I am. That’s how I play. I wasn’t able to do any of that. Going into a game, I felt like I was walking on eggshells, because I didn’t want to do anything to take me out of the game. So, I was playing very conservative. I wasn’t able to be myself. I wasn’t able to be the type of player that I Paul Martin Jersey am. It was tough. It was a tough year. It was tough mentally. . . . Anyone can judge on last year, but this is a whole new year.

Winters expects to return to being the player he was in 2016, saying he intends to be a dominant offensive lineman. He received medical clearance to participate in all offseason work.

Getting Christian back is really important, Counsell said. Yesterday was a day when we probably had four guys out of the lineup that were in our planned lineup for the first day. But that’s a baseball season. It’s going to happen.

Peyton Manning Jersey says he’s a big fan of Case Keenum

The Broncos have had a hard time replacing Peyton Manning since he retired after the 2015 season.
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Trevor Siemian has started 24 games the past two seasons, Paxton Lynch four and Brock Osweiler four. The Broncos went 14-18, missed the postseason both seasons.

That prompted the Broncos to sign Case Keenum to a two-year, Rick Nash Youth jersey $36 million contract. Keenum took the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last season.

The signing got the thumbs up from Manning, who was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

Vasilevskiy kept Tampa Bay in the game over the next few minutes, stopping a breakaway by Travis Zajac with Paquette still in the penalty box and a semi-breakaway by Blake Coleman with 9:05 left in the period. He also stopped Patrick Maroon on a second-period break.

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And then other times, you’re like, ‘Wow, they didn’t give up enough.’ If teams want to move up or down, depending on what they want to do,… We had a situation here in the past where we made a trade in the first round and really didn’t give up a ton for a player. At the end of the day, I think you can move up and down fairly easily. But you also still need someone to want that player or move out of that spot.

He might not want to bring up moving to third in 2013 to take Dion Jordan, because chances are a lot of people have forgotten that one. But there has been persistent chatter linking the Dolphins with a number of this year’s top passers, and uncertainty about Tannehill’s knee make it reasonable to look to the future.

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What happens at the end of the month will further amplify what the Giants are thinking. If they take a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft, it is a nod to the future. If, as expected, they bypass the quarterback prospects and take a player at another position 鈥?Chubb and running back Saquon Barkley come to mind 鈥?that player would be tasked with having an immediate impact on the 2018 season.

The Patriots’ brain trust continues to work in mysterious ways.

On Tuesday, New England brass met with NFL washout Johnny Manziel both before and after his workout during Texas A&M’s Pro Day in College Station, according to the Boston Herald.

Should an NFL opportunity never materialize, however, Manziel’s CFL rights are currently in the hands of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Although the two sides failed to come to terms on an agreement earlier this year, the Canadian football club is keeping its door open for Manziel.

“While the discussions with Johnny Manziel and his representative have been very cordial and informative,” the Tiger-Cats said in a statement in January, “there is nothing imminent and nothing to report. We will continue to do our due diligence and will have no further public comment on the matter as we move forward.”

Manziel will next compete in the developmental Spring League, commencing in April. He hasn’t played a snap since 2015.

But will Gruden himself take a shot on the 49ers’ Super Bowl XLVII quarterback? Probably not, considering he lumps his qualifications in with Tim Tebow’s, Robert Griffin III’s and Johnny Manziel’s.

“I think there’s a lot of intrigue there,” Gruden said Tuesday, via ESPN, at the owners’ meetings in Orlando, Fla. “His performance on the field wasn’t very good, on tape. I think, Robert Griffin, a rookie of the year, surprised he’s out there. Tim Tebow takes a team to the playoffs, there’s some surprise that he never came back. You know, Johnny Manziel, he’s out there.

“Back to Kaepernick, he got beat out by [Blaine] Gabbert, to start the [2016] season. I think that says something. [But] I am surprised he’s not in camp with somebody. He probably will be soon.”

Gabbert did start the 2016 season for San Francisco, but Kaepernick was recovering from offseason surgery. When healthy, Kaepernick reclaimed his spot and outperformed Gabbert, albeit on a still-very-bad 49ers team. Kaepernick finished with a 90.7 rating, completing 59 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in a season in which his pregame habits — kneeling for the national anthem — overshadowed anything he did on the field.jets_130

Report: Aaron Donald Jersey Not Expected to Attend Rams Workouts Amid Contract Talk

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is reportedly not expected to take part in voluntary offseason workouts with the team when they begin Monday.
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According to Gary Klein of the聽Los Angeles Times, Donald is highly unlikely to make an appearance unless he and the Rams are able to agree to a new contract.

Rams general manager Les Snead recently said, The goal is still the same. Make Aaron Donald a Ram for a long, long time.

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Provided the Rams can satisfy Donald and prevent him from holding out into the regular season, they are poised to be one of the top contenders in the NFC.

It helped me become a smarter player, Griffin said at the Ravens’ introductory conference. I tried to Justin Britt Youth jersey use that experience to grow. I feel like I have grown from that and I look forward to being able to show it.

Griffin signed a one-year deal to be Joe Flacco’s backup. He remained unsigned throughout the entire 2017 season after the Browns released him in 2016 due to continual injuries.

According to past reports from team officials, the Ravens were impressed with how much Griffin knew and how he was gung-ho about helping the team in any way.

I’m not relying on what I did in the past, Griffin said. I want to show them the player that I am and the player I can be moving forward. It’s time to let that stuff go and move forward as a new player, a better player, a grown player.

Su’a Cravens Jersey: I never quit on football, missing a year tore me up

Su’a Cravens was drafted by Washington in 2016, contemplated retirement after concussion symptoms and missed all of 2017, and has now been traded to Denver in 2018. But Cravens says he always wanted to play football, if he was healthy enough to do so.
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Jordan, whose son, Cameron, plays for the Steelers, hopes that increased information will help the game become safer.

You go to these meetings with former players, and the hope is we’ll be able to do something that will make it better for future players and our own kids, Jordan said. Most of us who are former players, we have kids who play or have played youth sports.

Limited Youth Derick Brassard Jersey The league surely fears that the ability to identify CTE in living players will be the tipping point that causes NFL, college, and high school players to abandon the sport. Which likely helps explain this week’s stunning decision to ban from the game the lowering of the helmet to initiate contact in any and all circumstances.

Below is a breakdown of the Browns’ schedule in 2018. Cleveland’s regular-season schedule, including dates and Lamar Miller Youth jersey kickoff times, will be posted after it is made available by the NFL.

The Cardinals played all but part of one game without running back David Johnson last season due to a fractured wrist, but they don’t expect the injury to keep him from full preparations for the upcoming season.

The team starts organized team activities on May 15 and head coach Steve Wilks said at the league meetings that Johnson is expected to be participating with his teammates.
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He’s in the process of getting cleared, Wilks said, via the team’s website. By the time we start OTAs, he should be ready to go. Very exciting time. He’ll make a major difference.

Dez Bryant Jersey future remains in doubt but decision could come sooner than later

When asked about Dez Bryant on Sunday night, Jason Garrett, La’el Collins and Travis Frederick all had the same line: He’s on our football team.
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Yes, he is, but for how long? That remains a question that perhaps only Jerry Jones can answer.

And the 76ers have been without Joel Embiid, who averages a team-leading 22.9 points and 11 rebounds but has missed the last six games.
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Brown said Embiid, out with a fractured orbital bone after a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz, might resume conditioning and shooting as soon as Monday. That could mean a return for the playoffs.
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The 76ers are a deep scoring team, with seven players averaging double figures. J.J. Redick (17 points), Ben Simmons (16 points, 8.1 rebounds) and Robert Covington (12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds) have stepped up to pick up the slack since Embiid’s injury.

Atlanta (24-57) defeated Boston on Sunday, but it remains in last place in the East. The Hawks, beset by injuries in a rebuilding season, have the third-worst record in the NBA.

The addition of veterans Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova, both dumped by Garrett Grayson Womens Jersey the Hawks in midseason, has solidified the rotation.

This shows how far we’ve come this season, Simmons said. Everyone was putting us lower than expected. I think we pushed through the times. We had a tough start with the teams we’ve played. I think we got better over time.

Garrett said he has not met with the receiver and doesn’t know if Jones has. But it sounds as if a decision is coming and soon.

The Cowboys begin their offseason program April 16, and that seems a logical deadline considering any season-ending injury occurring on team premises would guarantee his $12.5 million salary. It also makes sense that Bryant would want to know his status sooner than later.