Orlando Scandrick requests his release from Cowboys

With free agency set to begin Wednesday, cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source.
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At the end of last season, Scandrick thought his time with the Cowboys was coming to an end; the team was using rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis at outside cornerback and safety Xavier Woods in the slot as Scandrick dealt with a back injury. The Cowboys also intend to move Byron Jones back to cornerback in 2018 after he started the past two seasons at safety.

Khalil Mack Authentic Jersey The contract, according to reports, is really a one-year, $9 million deal with incentives. If Sherman makes the Pro Bowl in 2018, the Niners will pay him $3 million and trigger $16 million in guarantees over the next two seasons. General manager John Lynch & Co. would be assuming some risk by paying Sherman through his age-32 campaign, but the structure of the deal allows the Niners to stay out of danger if Sherman doesn’t return to form. It’s a fair deal for both sides, and that first Seahawks-49ers game can’t get here soon enough.

Another former University of Washington star defender goes Martin Brodeur Youth jersey on the move this offseason, but unlike Marcus Peters, Shelton hadn’t quite hit the heights his prior team had hoped. Cleveland’s 2015 first-round pick was drafted with the idea of being a nose tackle in Mike Pettine’s 3-4 alignment. But after spending two years in that 3-4 under Pettine and replacement Ray Horton, the Browns moved to a 4-3 under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams last season.

News of the move came just before the opening of the NFL’s legal tampering period, which would have made McDougald eligible to negotiate with other teams. The signing comes days after the team released star cornerback Richard Sherman, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The Seahawks signed McDougald to a one-year, $1.8 million deal in free agency last offseason, adding depth and experience at safety while providing Seattle with the ability to use a third safety (instead of a third cornerback) in some big nickel packages.

McDougald played sparingly in that role during the first half of the season, but he ended up making 75 tackles over nine starts — two in place of Earl Thomas at free safety and then the final seven at strong safety after Kam Chancellor suffered a season-ending neck injury.
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Is Kyle Lauletta the Patriots’ next Jimmy Garoppolo?

When Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta met with media members Friday, he didn’t get a podium like 10 of the other quarterbacks at the 2018 NFL Combine. Instead he was relegated to one of the tables on the side.
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Lauletta still drew a crowd, though, including a large group of reporters who cover the New England Patriots.

Garoppolo measured in at 6’2 1/4, 226 pounds at the 2014 Combine. Cedric Ogbuehi Authentic Jersey Lauletta came in at 6’2, 5/8, 221 pounds on Thursday. Both found success as leaders of FCS squads. Garoppolo was the MVP of the East-West Shrine Game. Lauletta was MVP of the Senior Bowl.

I definitely see some similarities, Lauletta said of Garoppolo. He’s obviously an FCS guy. He has quick feet. He’s accurate. He’s an outstanding leader from the soundbites I’ve seen. As a quarterback, you have to be a great communicator, and Jimmy is a great communicator. It just seems like he has a mojo to him, a little bit of a swagger to him, that is infectious. He’s a player I’d love to model my game around.

Every team would love to find the next Garoppolo. The jury is still out if he’s actually worth $27.5 million per year, but the 49ers probably have a star on their hands. Who wouldn’t want that?

Even teams with an entrenched starter at quarterback are usually on the lookout for a young passer they can groom for the future.

The Combine wasn’t always the blockbuster end to the NFL’s league year that it is today. In fact, it’s only been on television since 2004, and at the beginning it wasn’t even carried live.

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While the Combine has a consistent home in Indianapolis, it was largely under wraps for years. As recently as 2007, only team personnel were allowed in the actual stadium while the Combine was going on.

The drills are closed to the news media and to the public; there has been some talk of opening the stands to fans. Reporters stand outside the closed doors of the RCA Dome, waiting in the hallways for team officials, players or player agents to tell them what happened on the field.

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Cavaliers reportedly hold ’emotional’ team meeting about Kevin Love’s absence

The Cavaliers reportedly held a team meeting before Monday’s off-day practice, questioning Kevin Love’s absence from practice Sunday, a day after he left a blowout loss to the Thunder feeling ill.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the “emotional” team meeting featured a locker room “full of finger-pointing.”

Wojnarowski also said a source told him that Love defended his situation to teammates, coaches and management. When he had finished, “there was a sense with some that the team had worked out some issues, but that ultimately remains to be seen.”

That’s the kind of bad atmosphere that can develop when a team has lost 10 of 14 games and allowed a season-high 148 points in their last game, as have the Cavaliers. Even worse, several of those losses have been blowouts. After the Raptors whipped the Cavaliers 133-99 in Cleveland Jan. 11, LeBron James could be seen yelling at teammates on the sideline. James later told reporters, “We’re just in a funk.”

Crosby continued to haunt the Flyers, upping his total to 91 points in 62 career games against Pittsburgh’s intrastate rival.

“Everybody gets up for it,” Crosby said of the rivalry. “It brings out the best in everybody.”

Crosby’s third assist gave him 1,100 career points.

“His line was dynamic,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

Walker has played his entire six-year career with the Hornets and is eager to stay put, though reports on Friday suggested the team is actively involved in trade talks to send him packing. While Jordan admitted there have been discussions amid the team’s disappointing 19-26 start, nothing has been decided and Charlotte will continue to make a push for the playoffs.

“Obviously, the season has been a disappointment so far, and there have been teams asking about players. Also, we’ve been asking about players,” Jordan said. “We ask teams who they like on our roster and they always say Kemba. It’s not like we are shopping him. We would not just give him up. I love Kemba Walker. I would not trade him for anything but an All-Star player.

“I’m telling you I believe in my team. I’m disappointed in our record and I’m frustrated at times. But I’m telling you I like everything about Kemba’s work. I’m not just going to throw him away.”

Walker, 27, is averaging 21.7 points, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game this season.giants_146

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RB Chris Ivory agrees to deal with Bills

Running back Chris Ivory has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills on a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.
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Some teams did not wait until the official start of the 2018 league year to make significant trades, with Alex Smith, Marcus Peters and Robert Quinn on the move. Who’s next? NFL execs proposed, vetted and/or heard rumors about all six of these deals.

The deal has a base value of $5.5 million and a maximum value of $6 million, a source confirmed to ESPN. Ivory, who turns 30 on March 22, will be guaranteed $3.25 million. NFL Network first reported his compensation.
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By cutting Ivory, the Jaguars saved $3.5 million against the salary cap. He had signed a five-year, $32 million deal — with $10 million guaranteed — with Jacksonville after leading the AFC in rushing while with the New York Jets in 2015.

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He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin University in 2010 with the New Orleans Saints, where he spent most of his three seasons on the bench before being traded to the Jets during the 2013 NFL draft.

The statement said that officers arrived around 8:30 p.m. at a residence on Bush Street after receiving the call of a domestic violence incident.

Smith, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and one-time first-team All Pro, has had numerous run-ins with the law.

He faced three felony weapons charges stemming from a June 2012 party at his home. Police said several shots were fired, two partygoers were injured, and Smith was stabbed. Smith pleaded not guilty, and the weapons charges were later reduced.

Smith was arrested and charged with DUI again after a car crash in September 2013. He voluntarily entered rehab and missed five games that season. In July 2014, Smith was sentenced to C.J. Fiedorowicz Authentic Jersey 11 days of work release for that DUI and was later suspended nine games by the NFL for the incident.

Smith was again arrested in April 2014 at Los Angeles International Airport. Police said he was randomly selected for a secondary screening and became uncooperative, telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. No charges were filed in that incident.

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LSU’s Derrius Guice tells NFL teams: ‘If you don’t draft me, I’m gonna give your defense hell’

Derrius Guice channeled Peyton Manning Thursday.
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The former LSU running back was asked by reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis why teams should draft him.

Brees started off his Combine by measuring shorter than he was listed at Purdue, not even 6-feet. He combined that with struggles in making accurate passes and throwing some dreaded ducks down field. He settled for William Gholston Youth jersey being the Chargers’ first pick of the second round, but he’s gone on to be one of the game’s most prolific passers in New Orleans.

Before he became the best havoc-wreaking 3-4 end in the game west of J.J. Watt, Campbell had to fight through a less than desirable workout coming out of Miami. Tabbed early as a surefire, first-round pick, the 6-8, 290-pound Campbell struggled with both his strength (16 bench-press reps) and agility (5.04 in the 40, 7.45 in 3-cone). It allowed Arizona to nab the edge intimidator in the second round, No. 50 overall.

Ten years later, fresh off his first 4-3 season with the Jaguars, Campbell was voted Sporting News’ NFL defensive player of the year.

To clear the cap space, the Broncos would have to make some significant cuts. There have been rumors the team could move on from cornerback Aqib Talib and maybe even one of their high-price wide receivers in Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders.

Cousins would instantly make the Broncos a contender but the QB-needy Vikings and Jets are also expected to join the bidding war.
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Elite Mens Ron Hainsey Jersey Cousins has been with the Redskins since they selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Washington took Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick that season, but after Griffin was named the NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 2012, injuries derailed him and Cousins stepped in. The former Michigan State quarterback has started every game for the Redskins since 2015 and was a Pro Bowler in 2016, where he threw for 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Cousins has thrown for over 4,000 yards in each of this three seasons as a starter, but the Redskins have just one playoff appearance and have seen their wins dip each season. After placing a franchise tag on Cousins last season, paying him nearly $24 million, the Redskins signaled the end of his time in Washington when they traded for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.

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Redskins don’t plan on third straight franchise tag for Kirk Cousins

The Washington Redskins don’t anticipate using the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins.
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The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Ansah had injury issues the past two seasons, but he still played in 27 games for the Lions, making 79 tackles along with 14 sacks — 12 of them in 2017, including six in the final two games.

Ansah, 28, admitted late in the season he had been dealing with a lot all year. He had ankle, shoulder and back injuries throughout 2017, rarely practiced in full pads and almost always appeared on Detroit’s injury reports. He said he is pretty confident, though, that he can return to his 2015 form, where he had both consistency and production while earning a Pro Bowl berth.

The franchise tag for a defensive end was $16.9 million in 2017, and it is expected to be approximately $17.5 million for the upcoming season.

Jackson finished this past season at a 59.1 percent completion rate to go with 56.2 percent in his Heisman season.

Unlike Darnold, who has elected not to throw Saturday at the combine, Jackson said he would throw, but would not run a 40-yard dash or do any of the other agility drills. Just throw,” Jackson said.

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The two passes he threw in the fourth quarter of a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals marked the only game action he saw in 2017. One day after the Vikings’ loss at Philadelphia in January, Bridgewater said he definitely wants to be a starter next season. Whether he can return to his 2014-15 form remains in question.

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6 reasons Josh McDaniels should have coached the Colts

Sure, Boston has the Celtics and tons of young talent who will dominate the Eastern Conference and possibly the NBA once the Warriors are done.

Second thing: McDaniels would be in prime position to be in a reboot of the show. If they let crusty ol’ Jim Irsay in the episode, there’s no way McDaniels isn’t getting an appearance.

But it’s something he could have added to the resume. They’re apparently bringing The Office back, so Parks and Rec could happen as well. They’re like the same show, just a different setting.

In those games, Bell was employed as a rusher on 22 total first-down carries, the down on which the Steelers ideally like to use their allegedly overwhelming running game to set up Roethlisberger in advantageous passing situations. Except Bell did not deliver in those circumstances. He went for two or fewer yards on 13 of those attempts. When the Steelers relied on their running game to win first down, they lost nearly 60 percent of the time against the Jags and Pats.

Television commentators marvel at Bell’s “patient” style, but his lack of body lean when running makes him easier to bring down at the point of attack. His upright style minimizes the punishment he absorbs, but also makes him less able to grind out extra yards.

Crennel and Weis both had extensive experience coaching alongside Belichick. The three coaches spent time on the same staffs with the Giants, Jets, and Patriots. After the Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21, Crennel took over as the head coach of the Browns. Weis went back to the college ranks and assumed the head coach role at Notre Dame.

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The boy’s name was Aaron Sawyer, and he told me he likes the robots, but not for “sports reasons.”

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This fit isn’t so obvious, but the Redskins should consider using some of their $49 million-plus in cap space to land Lewis.

Rob Kelley (ankle/knee) and Chris Thompson (leg) are coming off season-ending injuries, and as a rookie, Samaje Perine was a frustrating fumbler before he found some footing late.
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This is another team that has telegraphed its backfield plans a bit based on personnel. Lewis proved he can be the tough inside runner Gruden likes. Lewis and Thompson Jordan Staal Youth jersey with the Redskins could be what Lewis and James White were for the Patriots.

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That wrought iron fence easily weights over 1,000 pounds, add in 20-or-so adults and you’re looking at roughly 4,000 pounds falling, likely backwards, into a crowd of hundreds. Honestly, everyone is lucky they’re OK.

Their 5-0 victory over Finland showed an offensive spark that the Americans were seeking throughout this tournament. They’ll need that again versus the Canadians, who have defeated them in five straight games.

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Try as the Columbus Blue Jackets might, they just can’t seem to create a sustained surge to propel them toward locking down a playoff berth.

The Chicago Blackhawks also need to make a strong run to have any hopes of reaching the postseason.

The two teams with similar needs desperately want a win on Saturday night when they meet at Nationwide Arena for the only time this season.

Gay said that to end violence against women, we have to first be willing to discuss it.

It’s not embarrassing to let someone know or to try to help someone, Gay said, according to Kelley D. Evans of The Undefeated. The more you talk about it, the more you get people comfortable; that’s the first ring of trying to eliminate these problems.

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Pro Bowler Aldon Smith pleads with judge to reduce child support

Aldon Smith is asking a judge for a reduction in his child support payments, TMZ Sports reported.
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In 2013, he and the mother of his child (now 5-years-old) agreed he would pay $9,007 per month.

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New England was a Joe Flacco Youth jersey 14-point underdog led by a second-year backup quarterback when it went down to New Orleans and stunned the Greatest Show on Turf. The upset over the Rams was then the biggest win in franchise history. Brady led his team 53 yards in the game’s final 81 seconds, which gave Adam Vinatieri the chance to hit a game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired. He did, and it set the tone for the league’s greatest dynasty.

Martin has been taken into custody, ABC News reported.

The Instagram post, which came from a private but verified account, included a photo of a gun and bullets and was hashtagged #HarvardWestlake and #MiamiDolphins. Former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, as well as two other people, were tagged in the post.
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Martin was the target of bullying in the Dolphins locker room from 2012-13, largely perpetuated by Incognito and Pouncey. He was also apparently the victim of bullying at Harvard-Westlake.

You can see where somebody that’s a bully will take advantage of him, and rather than him say anything would just hold it inside, Martin’s high school coach Vic Eumont said back in 2013, per the Palm Beach Post .

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Rae Carruth apologizes for death of pregnant girlfriend, seeks custody of 18-year-old son

In the letter, Carruth said he wishes he could go back to 1999 and do things differently.
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If I could change anything, I’d change the whole situation, he wrote. His mother would still be here and I wouldn’t be where I’m at. So that’s what I’d want to change. I want the incident to never have happened at all.

Carruth, 44, told WBTV that he has changed a lot since the Panthers selected him in the first round of the 1997 draft out of Colorado. He noted back then he was very self-centered and immature.

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Press Taylor, who served as the Eagles’ assistant quarterbacks/offensive quality control coach last season, is being elevated to quarterbacks coach to replace John DeFilippo, now offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.

Pederson, who calls the plays for the Super Bowl-champion Eagles, was considering keeping the offensive coordinator position open after Frank Reich left to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Pederson ultimately decided on having an OC, believing it best to have someone in that position, given all of his own day-to-day responsibilities.

Groh, 46, joined the Eagles this past offseason and gained immediate command of the wide receivers room. Alshon Jeffery responded to him — as he did in Chicago — and scored 12 touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs combined. Groh’s work with Nelson Agholor was the most noticeable. Agholor went from a bubble player to a formidable slot receiver, scoring eight touchdowns in the regular season.

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