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Kemoko Turay recalls vividly the first time he approached his father about playing high school football.
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Born and raised in West Africa, Vakaba Turay didn’t say much. Didn’t have to. His words still spoke volumes.

He didn’t (understand), Kemoko, now a rookie defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, said. He was like, ‘What the? Weren’t you just playing basketball yesterday?’ My coach had to go to his shop.

With injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving on the bench in street clothes, the Sam Martin Jersey Celtics continued their stunning run this season with what may have been the most surprising turn of events yet. A year after dropping the first two games at home against Cleveland in a five-game East final, the Celtics pounced on James, and the favored Cavaliers were never really in it.

The Celtics took the floor to a hype video that began with the broadcast of Hayward’s injury in the first quarter of the first game, at Cleveland. A variety of commentators predicted the team’s demise, including Hall of Famer Charles Barkley saying: Their season’s over.

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Brady is indeed at 968 career rushing yards, at an average of 1.7 per carry. He needs 32 rushing yards to hit the 1,000 mark for his career, but getting there is no guarantee. He has failed to reach 32 rushing yards in a season in two of the last five years, including last year.

Vander Esch makes the defense immediately better and should play a major role this season.

Fans don’t always get too jazzed about drafting a center, but Detroit Lions fans should be excited about former Arkansas center Frank Ragnow. See, the Lions haven’t had a running back rush for 100 yards in a game since 2013. Ragnow can help make that happen.

He is a mauler at the interior of the offensive line and should be able to open some big holes for LeGarrette Blount and rookie second-round pick Kerryon Johnson.

He’s a tough guy and a leader in that locker room. He’s got the personality that you want your center to have, and he’s got good strength, one NFC scout said of Ragnow, per Zierlein. I see him as an early starter in the league.

Cowboys planning big role for Tavon Austin

The Dallas Cowboys are planning to get the ball to Tavon Austin and utilize his skills much more than his previous team did.

After spending the first five seasons of his NFL career with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Austin was traded to the Cowboys last month for a sixth-round draft pick.

Buffalo released Williams in early September 2017 and he quickly signed with the Broncos practice squad. The Saints continued to keep an eye on Williams based on previous scouting and eventually signed Williams away from the Broncos practice squad leading to Week 11 of the 2017 season.

That’s one of the reasons why we went ahead and signed him to our active roster, Payton said. We thought he had real good vision and balance.

With half a regular season and the entire offseason to absorb the Saints ‘ scheme, Williams should be ready if called upon. And Thomas, who coached Williams at Arkansas, believes the running back’s skill set translates well within the offensive scheme.

“I would be surprised if we don’t make some progress on this play,” McKay said. “The changes that you are going to look at will have a positive impact.”

So kickoffs received a reprieve for 2018, but it is clear the changes will have to make the play safer for kickoffs to remain a part of the game long term.

Watkins showed promise in Years 1 and 2, registering around 1,000 yards in each, but foot problems hindered his lauded speed and change-of-direction suddenness and, with turnover at quarterback, he never carved out a defined role.

Owners will vote on several significant changes to the kickoff at their May meetings as the league seeks to make the play safer.

Competition committee chairman Rich McKay said the changes, which came largely at the recommendation of special teams coaches who participated in the league’s two-day safety summit, would make kickoffs “much more of a punt play,” Kevin Seifert of ESPN reportsnike_colts_1362

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Joe Flacco Jersey has gotten the message

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Via Peter King of, Flacco has gotten the message. He knows that the team is reacting to a boring Salisbury Steak and steamed spuds offense that excite[s] no one.

The New York Jets rookie quarterback was at his old stomping grounds of San Clemente High School in California last month, just a few weeks before being the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, tossing smart footballs equipped with computer chips calculating his every throw.

It was high-tech training that Darnold and Jordan Palmer, his mentor and a former NFL quarterback, believe will help him 鈥?as well as other signal callers around the country 鈥?improve skills through unique and meticulous data. Darnold and Palmer are serving as advisory staff members for Wilson, which makes the official balls used by the NFL.

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I feel great, Watt said, via the team’s official website . I feel very good. I mean, I’m not going Chris Harris Jr Jersey to put any percentages on it or anything.

Following his third Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015, Watt dealt with a back injury that swiped all but three games in 2016. He played in just five matches last season and failed to record a sack for the first time in his career.

She had to literally help me do everything from showering to eating to cleaning up. And she was there through every piece of it while she was still rehabbing herself. I think I couldn’t be more thankful to have someone who’s so special to me and willing to help me go through all that while she was still going through stuff of her own I’m very lucky.

If there’s a weakness on Sean Payton’s offense, it’s the depth chart at quarterback. After Deshaun Watson directed Houston to a five-game stretch as the highest-scoring unit in the league last October, Savage’s offense finished 30th in Football Outsiders’ weighted DVOA, a metric that reflects how the team was playing later in the season. If Brees goes down, the Saints can kiss their Super Bowl hopes goodbye.

Elite Kids Mitch Unrein Jersey Unseating Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman as the NFL’s most productive and well-rounded backfield tandem, Ingram and Kamara combined for more than 3,000 yards from scrimmage and 25 touchdowns last year. Unlike previous iterations in New Orleans, there’s no telegraphing of plays due to niche skill sets. A tackle-breaking inside runner, Ingram has improved his receiving ability enough to remain in the game on key passing downs. Although it’s hard to find a bigger mismatch than Kamara in the receiving game, he’s also a strong enough runner to move the chains against base defenses on early downs.

Thomas is a prototypical No. 1 X receiver, capable of drawing and beating double teams. He does his best work on third downs as Brees’ go-to target. Even at age 33, Ginn has the rare speed to take the top off a defense as a deep threat. Signed away from the Bears, Meredith is a wild card returning from ACL surgery. If he regains 2016 form, this could be one of the best wide-receiver groups of the Payton-Brees era.

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The 49ers added Jonathan Cooper this offseason as an interior option behind Tomlinson and right guard Josh Garnett.

With Ismail in Canada, there was no reason for an NFL team to take him. But the Raiders selected him in the fourth round, anyway.

Oddly enough, he did end up playing for the Raiders a few years later 鈥?Argonauts owner Bruce McNall ran into some financial trouble, and Ismail left the CFL to sign with Oakland.

The man they called Rocket would also play for the Panthers and Cowboys throughout his Sean Mannion Jersey 10-year NFL career.
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The Colts could take Nelson or Roquan Smith with this pick, assuming they stay put.

Nelson makes more sense to help protect Andrew Luck immediately. They are actively looking to trade back, and a team hoping to land Smith or Minkah Fitzpatrick might look here to get him.

Most expect this pick to be either Denzel Ward or James. The latter makes more sense for their current personnel, and he could be a plug-and-play impact safety.

The Bears are likely to take whichever Notre Dame offensive lineman is left on the board, with Nelson being the preferred choice. Tremaine Edmunds also is in play for this pick.

Another scenario that wouldn’t be a shock is if Carolina decides to trade back to grab a few more picks. With so many quarterbacks likely to come off the board early, it could motivate a team to move back into the late first round to make sure it gets QB it covets. This route would give the Panthers a few more picks to work with and likely allow them to still add a quality player.

“In this draft, at 24, we’ll probably get calls either way and what we do will depend on how the draft has gone at that point,” said Hurney. “All options are open.”

At least Emtman has a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown on his NFL resume, because that play, during his rookie season, was the highlight of his career. Injuries destroyed the remainder of Emtman’s tenure with the Colts, for whom he managed just five sacks in three seasons before he was released.

Klingler’s record-shattering college career made him a logical choice for the lowly Bengals early in the ’92 draft. But, after a few seasons and 24 rough starts, a shoulder injury all but ended his NFL career. Klingler won just four of the 24 starts he made in Cincinnati, which parted with him after the 1995 season.

With how the roster stands, a safety in one of the first three rounds seems like a must. Luckily for Carolina, there’s a solid stable of players in the top portion of this class that could fill that spot. Stanford’s Justin Reid should be on the short list for pick No. 24.

Reid’s versatility to work all over the field would be huge. His speed, intelligence and ball skills would give them a safety who can work deep in coverage and rack up takeaways. But his size (6-1, 200 pounds) and quickness also make him capable of playing all over the defense and stopping the run.

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NFL draft boom-or-bust picks: Josh Allen Jersey among riskiest players

Even after teams pore over prospects for months, accepting some degree of risk is a necessity in the NFL draft.
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Some players, however, have a more volatile projection than others. The boom or bust dichotomy聽can also depend on聽the team that picks a player, as well as his corresponding opportunity for development. (Recall that Alex Smith, the No. 1 pick in 2005, was seen as largely disappointing for most of his career with the 49ers. Yet he settled in as a three-time Pro Bowler in Kansas City before landing a massive contract following his trade Derek Forbort Womens Jersey to Washington.)
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Here are 10 picks from the 2018 draft that rank highly both on risk and reward:

Josh Allen, QB, Bills (No. 7 overall): Perhaps no incoming player聽has a greater gulf between potential and production. If the Wyoming product is able to harness his ability to make the highlight-reel throw into some sustainable plan of attack, Buffalo’s gamble to trade up for him聽will be well worth it.

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in Beckman v. Chicago Bear Football Club聽that a聽Green Bay Packers fan may proceed with his First Amendment lawsuit against the Chicago Bears organization after the聽Bears refused to allow him to attend聽an on-field event while聽dressed in Packers clothing.

Led by LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading 1-0 in an Eastern Conference semifinals NBA Playoff series, meet the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018 (5/3/18) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Being in win-now mode means the Los Angeles Rams went out and sacrificed assets in a move for Brandin Cooks, which in turn means rookies arriving in the third round don’t face a ton of pressure.聽

Third-rounder Joseph Noteboom was the Rams’ first pick of the draft, and his task is simple鈥攑rovide depth behind Andrew Whitworth so he can eventually take over the job. Same story for center Brian Allen out of the fourth round behind聽John Sullivan.聽

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Allen Park 鈥?A year after moving on from a veteran backup quarterback and essentially handing the role to Jake Rudock, the Detroit Lions reversed course this offseason and brought in a different veteran to compete for the job.

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So why did the organization feel the need to sign Matt Cassel this offseason? Well, there’s the familiarity with new coach Matt Patricia. The two were together in New England four seasons, from 2005-08. But more than anything, general manager Bob Quinn said each and every signing is about elevating competition and putting the team in the best position to succeed.

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Show me another NFL GM with that draft record. Yet Colbert has never been named NFL Executive of the Year. And knowing Colbert’s low-key personality, I doubt he cares. He believes the Steeler way is for team success to supersede individual glory. After all, he’s a Pittsburgh guy who was born and bred in the Steel City. He spent his teenage years watching the beginning of the Steelers dynasty of the 1970s that won four Super Bowls.

A solid track record on first-round picks is most important for a GM to keep his job. What impresses me even more is a guy like Colbert who can pick great players in every round and even find hidden gems among undrafted players.

That hasn’t been the case, however, with the Madden NFL franchise since 2012, thanks to its team-building mode and agreement with the NFLPA. The incredibly popular Madden Ultimate Team now features freshly drafted rookies introduced in conjunction with the NFL Draft for its seventh year running with Madden NFL 18.

The players enter with cards reflecting the type of ratings they may start with in the next game (Madden NFL 19 will release in August) along with special future editions that rate them at their estimated potential. The new rookies are obtained through card packs or the Auction House and those can be put towards sets that award the Future Star versions.
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Here’s a look at the 32 rookies who are now found in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team and the ratings categories in which they excel. While their overall ratings are based on when they were selected, the individual attribute ratings are unique to each player.

Steelers schedule 2018: Pittsburgh faces familiar road in title hunt

The Steelers’ 2018 schedule is yet another first-place schedule to which the defending AFC North champions have become accustomed. That means Pittsburgh will get another shot at Jacksonville, which knocked the Steelers out of the playoffs in the divisional round last season.

In addition, the Steelers get the Patriots at home in a rematch of last year’s controversial finish at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh also faces the AFC West and NFC South. Le’veon Bell’s contract status might become a more urgent talking point once the dates on the Steelers’ tough schedule draw closer.

With Curry in the lineup this season, the Warriors went 41-10 while averaging 120.4 points per 100 possessions, which would be the best offensive rating over the past 20 seasons. With him off the floor, however, the Warriors were only 17-14 in the regular season and had an offensive efficiency that was right around the league average.

So before facing off with the San Antonio Spurs in the opening round, Kerr made some modifications. One of the more noticeable adjustments was allowing Durant to initiate the offense.

“I wouldn’t use the word ‘restructured’ [offense]; I would say ‘refine’ is a better word because we’re not doing anything that we haven’t done all year,” Kerr said. “It’s more that we’re focusing on certain things, certain sets. Obviously, Kevin has the ball in his hands more. Andre [Iguodala] and Shaun [Livingston] are handling the ball more than usual, but we’re still doing the same things in terms of ball movement and spacing and pace, trying to make good decisions and then getting the ball to Klay [Thompson] and KD as often as we can.”

However, instead of pocketing the money, the Steelers tackle decided to donate the money to various charities in Pittsburgh and the other AFC North cities of Cleveland, Baltimore and Cincinnati, USA Today reported, citing sources.

According to the report, Villanueva began researching charities to send the money to once he received it. Among the causes are school systems, Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson’s charity, Baltimore-area police officers and first responders and to the city of Cleveland.

In total, Villanueva donated to 20 charities and causes.

After he became a sensation for standing in the tunnel at Soldier Field, Villanueva said he was uncomfortable with the attention and refused to be dragged into the anthem debate.

“To use me as a tool to push an agenda and push message is completely unacceptable,” he said in October. “I respect every single player in the NFL. Every single citizen has their rights. I am not into the politics of the game. I’m just a football player.”