Top of the draft has the most unknowns since the Chargers took Eli in 2004

It’s draft day, and we don’t know who’s going first overall. That just doesn’t happen in the NFL anymore.
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The Cleveland Browns have been buttoned up about their operation, to the point where Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen all sit atop various mock drafts.

This is a guy that if [Jets offensive DaQuan Jones Authentic Jersey coordinator] Jeremy Bates teaches him a play, Josh isn’t just going to sit there and take notes and say, ‘OK, this is the play.’ He’s going to say, ‘OK, why are we running this? What do you want me to do with this? What are we trying to get out of this?’鈥?Mora said. He’s going to dive real deep so he has a great understanding of the concepts so that he can go out and perform to the best of his ability and help his team win.

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The hot tub 鈥?I thought was brilliant, to be quite frank, Mora said. Remember that he was an 18-year-old freshman. Let’s cut him a little slack here.
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The two-time Super Bowl champion and key figure in the NFL’s ongoing growth (especially in broadcasting), Bowlen is under consideration for one of the two finalists spots that will be given to contributors for 2019. (In even years, contributors get only one slot.) When Cowboys owner Jerry Jones secured a spot in the Hall of Fame last year, many believed the honor should have gone to Bowlen.

Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth disputes the perception that Mr. Bowlen is in dramatically failing health. Mr. Bowlen is resting very comfortably at home as he receives care for Alzheimer’s disease, Smyth said in a statement to PFT. Joe Ellis visited with him just this past week. He’s doing fine.

The three elite quarterback prospects also didn’t blink when asked about the pressure that would come with going to the quarterback-hungry Jets and everything that would entail: the pressure of the New York media market, playing for the rabid fan base of a franchise that hasn’t reached the Super Bowl since 1969, and being asked to be the team’s first true franchise quarterback since Joe Namath.

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The Devils’ penalty kill did its job. The group just had to do it far too much.

Five penalties in the second period led to four power plays in the frame, plus one more to start the third period, preventing the Devils from establishing any flow at 5-on-5 or any pressure offensively.

No pucks found the net for the Tampa Bay Lightning as a result of those penalties, but their 1-0 lead stood tall throughout them, and the Devils couldn’t generate enough offense  by the end of their 3-1 loss in Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday at Amalie Arena.

The hits are a result of an improving hard hit rate, suggesting that if Semien’s contact reverts to normal levels, he has a good chance of propelling his average upward. Lopez’s ratios are impressive, but 11 strikeouts and seven walks in 13 innings says Lopez better improve his skills to maintain them.

Carlos Gomez (R), 9 percent, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers (LHP Martin Perez): As usual, making contact is an issue for Gomez. When he hits the ball, good things still happen, as five of his 10 hits (through Saturday) have gone for extra bases. Perez sports one of the lower strikeout rates in the league, putting Gomez in good position to put the ball in play.

“It’s a collective effort. Much like our team, on the back end, we have guys who are very good players,” Hynes said. “They compete hard, their attention to detail and the game is very good. We need to have that as a group back there.

“Particularly on the road, even if Sami was in, he plays huge minutes for us, we need to make sure whatever six guys we were going to play tonight, they need to bring their best game.” 

Taylor Hall , Nico Hischier,  Marcus Johansson ,  Cory Schneider  and the  New Jersey Devils  will try to stay alive in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lighting  when the teams play Game 5  at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Amalie Arena.

The Lightning hold a 3-1 series lead after  earning a 3-1 win in Game 4 .

The Devils will be without defenseman Sami Vatanen, who left Game 4 after taking a hit from Kucherov.

Andujar is taking advantage of his latest opportunity. Although hitting just .250 in 12 games, he’s batting .333 with nine RBIs in nine games since his 0-for-12 start and over his last five he’s 9-for-20 (.450) with five doubles, a triple and two homers. steelers_052

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The Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive lineman Garrison Smith, according to his agent David Canter.
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The Seahawks declined to tender Smith a qualifying offer, allowing him to enter free agency. He played eight games last season, making nine tackles.

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Throw in the fact that Rodgers suddenly misunderstands his role, and the Packers could become even less likely to commit gigantic money to a guy who won’t be feeling any less entitled to have a say in the team’s moves once he’s due to receive $90 million or more fully guaranteed.

If Rodgers doesn’t like any of this, he has an option. He can retire.

And then maybe he can suddenly unretire after the team has a replacement ready to go, forcing a trade to the Jets before getting cut there after a season and signing with the Vikings. Hypothetically, of course.

It helps that Sandland has a prior connection with new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks, given their time together in Carolina. Regardless, Sandland has a shot at making it from the 90-man roster to the opening-day roster.

Manziel continues to wait for an opportunity to climb from 90 to 53, for more than two years and counting.

Spencer Dinwiddie averaged career highs with 12.6 points and 6.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell, who took over Lin’s duties but was forced out until mid-January with a knee injury, showed flashes of promise when he returned.

Add in Allen Crabbe, who struggled at times but set the franchise single-season record of 201 3-pointers made; an improved defender in second-year player Caris LeVert; a young shot-blocker in rookie Jarrett Allen; and the rising play of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson along with the veteran presence of DeMarre Carroll, and Marks has a reason to Clay Buchholz Jersey feel optimistic.

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Patriots bringing left tackle prospect in for a look today

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The Patriots have a clear need at left tackle, after Nate Solder left for free agency riches in New York.
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And they’re taking a look today at a potential replacement.

The Colts believe Luck’s assurance that he’ll return a better player 鈥?a better teammate, a better person, with head coach Frank Reich setting his sights on Luck being ready for Week 1. The trade Colts management made with the Jets on March 17, giving Gang Green their No. 3 pick for the No. 6 and more late-round selections in this month’s draft, showed a confidence in Luck, as well. While the teams with the top four picks could all target quarterbacks, the Colts will be able to select an elite position player at No. 6 and acquire more weapons for Luck later on.

As Luck vanishes back to slug through his rehab process, Colts fans cling tight to those few positive words 鈥?even if his arm isn’t yet matching the optimism.

The Rams have acknowledged that defensive tackle Aaron Donald is set for a big contract extension several times, but nothing’s been signed at this point and it appears that will keep them from working with Donald for at least the early part of their offseason program.

Marshawn Lynch Authentic Jersey According to multiple reports, Donald is not expected to report to work when the Rams kick off the first stage of their workout program on Monday. The workouts are voluntary until the Rams make it to their mandatory minicamp in June.

I think this will be the most competitive game so far in this Womens Ryan Kelly Jersey series, he said. Obviously, they’re going to be ready to play. Any time you don’t win, you want to bounce back hard. We expect their best game, for sure.

The Giants want to secure Beckham for the long haul, but first want to make sure he is healthy, after he missed the final 11 games last season after fracturing his left ankle. New head coach Pat Shurmur said last week it is his understanding Beckham’s recovery is on schedule and that Beckham will show up Monday when the Giants gather for the start of their offseason workout program.

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Sources: No interest in hiring Jeff Van Gundy right now, Knicks say

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Van Gundy, a former Knicks coach and current NBA analyst for ESPN, would be open to talking about the position if he were approached by New York, league sources said. But league sources familiar with the matter said that despite contact between the team and Van Gundy’s representatives, there currently is no interest.

The retractable roof at Miller Park provided a break from the inclement weather that has led to a rash of postponements.

We definitely feel fortunate from that end, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Monday night’s game was played after a major snow storm hit the Milwaukee area over the weekend. The Reds waited through a rain delay of 2 hours, 36 minutes at home Sunday.

Joey Gallo Authentic Jersey It’s nice knowing that it’s freezing cold outside but we are going to be able to play in a relatively comfortable environment, Price said. Playing baseball when it’s 25 or 35 degrees isn’t fun for anybody.

It’s the playoffs, Holiday said of his final block. A lot of excitement and a lot of energy especially in the building. Obviously, that was a really big stop and at that moment it felt good to get a stop. It felt good to know that all the hard work we put in this game, we got the win, so we did a really good job at that.

Rondo finished with 17 assists, eight rebounds and six points.

Portland made a charge that cut it to 93-92 on McCollum’s 3-pointer just inside a minute left. Lillard missed in the lane with 15 seconds remaining with the Blazers still down one, and after Davis made two free throws, Holiday blocked Pat Connaughton’s layup with 6.3 seconds to go.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts and several players said that the play was designed for a 3-pointer, but the Pelicans successfully took those options away.

Perhaps that had something to do with Rondo knowing everything the Blazers were Authentic D.J. Augustin Jersey ready to throw at them and relaying that knowledge to his teammates.

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Wild lose Zach Parise to fractured sternum suffered in Game 3

After swinging the momentum of their Western Conference first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets, the Minnesota Wild received some deflating news ahead of Tuesday night’s Game 4: Star forward Zach Parise is week-to-week after fracturing his sternum in the Wild’s 6-2 win on Sunday.

Parise played 15:59 in that victory, scoring a goal. He’s scored a goal in each of the games in this series, and has five goals in his past eight playoff games. Parise has primarily played alongside center Mikko Koivu and winger Nino Niederreiter on one of the Wild’s top scoring lines.

Manny Machado, Bryce Harper and the other premium players on the market next winter will earn huge deals, but who earns the biggest contract could surprise you.

That wasn’t the only big change. The Mets made this week’s biggest move in the rankings, moving up five slots to crack the top five. Meanwhile, the Angels and Indians both moved up four slots apiece within the top 10. The Angels are already at the No. 3 slot, where they’re putting pressure on the Astros, just the same as they are in the AL West. Beyond the turnover within the ranks, this week’s top 10 welcomed one new entry, as the Twins moved up.

The departure of Darryl Sutter and promotion of John Stevens to head coach allowed some key Kings to locate their long-lost smiles. Anze Kopitar’s point total increased by 40. Dustin Brown’s increased by 25. Drew Doughty’s increased by 28. Jake Muzzin’s jumped 14 points in eight fewer games. Jonathan Quick won the Jennings Trophy in leading the Kings to a 2.46 team goals-against average, and he anchored a league-best penalty kill (85.0 percent). All of this was quite good!

Not as good: Losing Jeff Carter for all but 27 games after surgery in October to repair an ankle tendon. That impacted the team’s secondary scoring behind the Kopitar line, as the Kings were 16th in goals per game, at 2.89.

The Kings were inconsistent, even in making a return trip to the playoffs as the first wild card after missing out last season. Alas, the Vegas Golden Knights rolled through them in historic playoff victory.

It was comforting, first off, to have Phil at my side, or be by his side. He had vast experience calling Super Bowls. The other thing I remember was that we didn’t want any distractions before the game started. So we asked the stage manager to basically lock the door into the broadcast booth. The well-wishers do come out, and they’re very well-intentioned, and I’m appreciative of all those efforts.
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Angry Democrats disappointed by Michael Wolff’s factually dubious tell-all were looking to James Comey to deliver the goods on Donald Trump.

Well, says National Review’s David French, he delivered, all right 鈥?just not the goods Democrats wanted. In fact, Comey and George Stephanpoulos reaffirmed the obvious: In 2016, the entire American political system cracked, including 鈥?in crucial ways 鈥?the FBI.
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Democrats and even some Republicans have been warning that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be a point of no return for President Trump. Others are calling the Michael Cohen raid the start of his presidency’s end. But Jim Newell at Slate notes that what these predictions rather conspicuously lack is any attempt to explain precisely the series of events that would be Trump’s formal undoing. Indeed, Democrats know that raising the specter of impeachment is politically unwise, especially when they’re in no position to make good on such a threat. Fact is, it seems almost equally likely that more dirt about Trump’s business comes out, more confidants go to jail, the economy stays fine, Trump continues yelling at NFL players for kneeling prior to football games and he wins a second term.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received complaints after Miller posted the catch on social media. The commission is investigating whether any violations occurred, though Miller said he hasn’t been contacted.

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Williams, Lee, Adams and Christian Hackenberg, taken in the second round in 2016, were all 21 at the start of their rookie seasons. Maccagnan has been more willing to take older players later in the draft. Deon Simon (2015 seventh round) and Dylan Donahue (2017 fifth round) were both 25 when their rookie year began. Bryce Petty (2015 fourth round), Brandon Shell (2016 fifth round), Lac Edwards (2016 seventh round) and Maye (2017 second round) were all 24 at the start of their rookie years. Maye is the only older early-round pick. The average age of all of Maccagnan’s draft picks is 22.8 years old.
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The biggest thing in the way of Bryant to J-ville would likely be executive vice president Tom Coughlin.

The Seahawks only have about $9.3 million to spend, so some creative accounting would be in order. But Pete Carroll and Co. have never been shy about adding vocal players, and Paul Richardson’s departure opened a hole in the Emerald City at wide receiver.
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After Bryant’s release Friday, Dallas sportscaster Mickey Spagnola tweeted that Bryant said he’d see the Cowboys twice next year. Given that statement, both the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles could be in play. We’ll get to Washington in a bit.
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Bryant is as brash as they come, an attitude that may not mesh well with Coughlin’s no-nonsense approach to, well, everything.

Bryant wants to play for an NFC East team: I won’t say any teams, but being in the division, that’s a huge possibility. That’s a huge possibility. That’s something that I want…. It’s personal. Like I said, it’s very personal. I already had a plan of training and getting my mind right. I just want to do it that much more.

On not understanding why he wasn’t named a Cowboys team captain: I think me not being named a team captain was mostly on a personal level. I’m just going to be honest because I don’t understand why I wouldn’t be a team captain. Like I said, you’ve seen my teammates, you know? They don’t even understand the decision.

If I was to go interview those staff workers, what else would they tell you?

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FOX plans Michael Strahan-hosted Thursday night pregame show

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Strahan, who appears in the New York studios of Good Morning America on ABC five mornings a week and then flies to Los Angeles for FOX NFL Sunday during the NFL season, is now slated to work on FOX’s Thursday night package as well.

We wanted to go in tomorrow and have a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs, coach Bob Boughner said. It’s tough to have to rely on other teams. We know an hour before the game our playoff hopes were done. It was tough going into this game and getting the job done tonight.

Jonathan Huberdeau scored a power-play goal for the Panthers. Colton Sceviour had a goal and an assist and Nick Bjugstad also scored.

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I’m just gonna let them do their job and coach and I’m gonna be ready to put our team in a position to win, Hunt said.

And, along the way, try to take a few strokes off his golf game to start getting the better of Mahomes away from Chiefs headquarters.

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Suh said that before signing with the Rams he watched film with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and thought the Rams had a good plan for him. He also indicated that he thinks he can prove himself on a one-year contract in 2018. And so in 2019, Suh may be looking for a new best fit.

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Dez Bryant has not met with Cowboys about his contract yet

Jerry Jones said last week he expected to meet with Dez Bryant and his representation in the coming days. A week later, the meeting still hasn’t happened, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

“When we do, we’ll let you know, and the guy who will do that will be Jerry,” Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Todd Archer of ESPN.

The Cowboys want to keep Bryant but likely not at his $12.5 million base salary and $16.5 million cap number for 2018. They have upgraded at the position since last season.

Riley told Thomsen that after James left, he had no contact with him until the 2016 NBA Finals, when Cleveland played the Golden State Warriors in Game 7. Riley said it was then he finally reached out.

“I didn’t want to send him anything that he could read before he hit the floor,” Riley said. “As soon as he hit the floor, I sent a text to him. I said, ‘Win this and be free.’

“He never got back to me with a response. In fact, he said something after the game.”

Wasserman already had 12 NFL clients, most notably Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck officially is represented by his uncle, Will Wilson, who will co-manage the NFL practice with Hendrickson.

The firm, per Mullen, already represents more than 40 Major League Baseball players, including Giancarlo Stanton, long with more than 30 NBA players, including Russell Westbrook. Wasserman recently acquired Orr Hockey Group and its client of roughly 40 NHL players.

With Allen Robinson, the Bears got the complete, young No. 1 wideout they needed for Mitchell Trubisky. With Trey Burton, they got an up-and-coming pass-catching tight end from a similar Eagles offense. With Taylor Gabriel, they got a versatile cog they will use in a variety of ways. New coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace are copycatting what the Eagles’ Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman did for their QB taken No. 2 overall: pouring on the help.
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