Month: March 2018

What Andrew Norwell Jersey signing with the Jaguars means for the OL free agent market

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Ryan McDonagh Limited Jersey The Carolina Panthers chose to not tag guard Andrew Norwell and let him leave in free agency. On Tuesday morning he found his new NFL home when he and the Jaguars agreed to a five-year, $66.5 million deal, including $30 million guaranteed. That makes him the highest paid guard in the NFL, according to Adam Schefter.
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Norwell, 26, proved in 2017 that he’s one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL.

Norwell was a free agent priority for the Giants this spring. That Tom Coughlin was able to swoop in and steal him away from his old team has to make it that much sweeter for the Jags.

With Norwell now locked down, the next best guards are likely Brandon Fusco of the 49ers, Josh Kline of the Titans, and Joe Berger of the Vikings. Those three finished No. 21, 22, and 23 in Pro Football Focus’ ranking of guards in 2017 锟斤拷 far behind Norwell, who was No. 3.

The lack of starting options on the market will likely mean the players at the top of the thin crop of free agent linemen will get overpaid by teams anxious to add help up front.

It’s not a great time to be on the hunt for an interior offensive lineman, but the Jags don’t have to worry about that for now.

Gasser, 56, was convicted of manslaughter in January after a jury found him guilty of shooting McKnight three times with a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Dec. 1, 2016 in the Terrytown suburb of New Orleans.

He originally was facing second-degree murder charges.

Authorities say Gasser followed McKnight after he allegedly cut Gasser off in traffic. Once McKnight stopped, he got out of his car and approached Gasser’s vehicle and Gasser shot him. He initially was detained but not formally arrested until four days later on Dec. 5, a delay that prompted protests in the parish.

According to TMZ Sports, McKnight’s mother, Jennifer, gave a statement before the sentencing.

That day, you didn’t have to do that. That didn’t have to happen. It hurts. It’s Authentic Nelson Agholor Jersey going to hurt a long time, she said.

Did Kirk Cousins Jersey name his top two choices in farewell letter?

Did Kirk Cousins let slip his final two teams?
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The free agent quarterback, who is searching for a new NFL home after the Redskins signed Alex Smith, wrote a farewell letter to the Washington faithful Monday.

There is no way I would be where I am today without the leadership of the Redskins organization, he wrote. 锟斤拷 Coach Gruden, Bruce Allen, Dan Snyder. Thank you all for the opportunity you gave me. When (my son) Cooper someday asks: ‘Hey Dad, what was it like playing for the Redskins?’ I’ll proudly tell him it was a dream come true.

It did not take long for Richard Sherman to find a new home. Soon after he was released by the Seahawks, the Sean Elliott Jersey cornerback signed with the 49ers.

Sherman’s deal initially was reported as a three-year contract worth $39.15 million, but the real numbers were reported later by Pro Football Talk, and it’s worth $27.15 million. That’s a big win for San Francisco. If Sherman returns to form, the 49ers will have locked up a top cornerback for a well-under-the-market rate.

The basics of Sherman’s contract include a $3 million signing bonus, $6 million in per-game roster bonuses, a $2 million 2018 roster bonus and up to $12 million in incentives. Though only $3 million is officially guaranteed at signing, it is fair to say the virtual guarantee is $7 million, as Sherman likely will earn his roster bonus at the start of training camp and his non-guaranteed base salary for the year.

Lotulelei, a first-round pick out of Utah in 2014, started all 16 games as a rookie and in each of the last two seasons. He amassed 11.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and 82 tackles in five seasons in Carolina as a run-stuffing, blocker-occupying stalwart on the defensive line.
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In Buffalo, Lotulelei will reunite with former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who led the Bills to the playoffs in his first season as the team’s head coach in 2017.

Elite Womens Ken Crawley Jersey In this 25th year of modern NFL free agency, it’s mind-boggling for this former GM to believe that one player, Kirk Cousins, will be signed for almost $30 million per year on the open market. The entire salary cap back in its 1994 debut was $34.6 million per team.

That’s how much the cap and the resulting free agency contracts have changed over the past quarter century. We’re talking about this season’s cap at $177.2 million, plus extra money for teams that had cap space left over from last year.

Former Bama corner Anthony Averett Jersey said the same.

I think he’s a great blitzer, and he can play in that slot position very well, Averett said. I feel like he fits there perfect to me.
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Levi Wallace, another Bama corner, liked Fitzpatrick more at safety. Selfishly.

I like having him over my back, Wallace said.

NC State’s Bradley Chubb is expected to be selected in the top 10, leaving him out of the equation. But there are other standout defensive ends in this draft class who should be around when the Seahawks are on the clock, such as LSU’s Arden Key, UTSA’s Marcus Davenport, Ohio State’s Sam Hubbard, or Wake’s Duke Ejiofor.
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Of course, they could also sign a free agent at the position to fill their needs. But they unquestionably want to get younger. In the trade, they picked up a young receiver in Johnson, which was needed after they’ll be losing Paul Richardson in free agency.

The Bennett trade also happens on the same day where Richard Sherman’s future is up in the air with the team. It’s been a wild Wednesday in the Pacific Northwest.

There are three quarterbacks in Minnesota 锟斤拷 Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, and Sam Bradford 锟斤拷 all set to hit free agency. The Vikings will presumably make an effort to keep at least one. Keenum had an excellent year and looks like the favorite right now to be the starter in 2018. Bridgewater is likely another quarterback the Vikings want back next year, but keeping both could be tough.

If the Packers manage to get Muhammad Wilkerson this offseason, as expected, that really opens them up to take an outside pass rusher in the first round. Davenport had a good combine, and kept himself ahead of fellow edge players like Jonathan Quick USA Youth jersey Harold Landry, Arden Key and Josh Sweat. New Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine could see him as a Bruce Irvin-type of situational pass rusher. Keep an eye on a wide receiver here too.

The potential No. 1 overall pick talk with Allen is odd. A lot of people came away impressed with Allen’s cannon arm at the combine. The issue there is that it was already well known that he has a strong arm. So it wasn’t some great revelation that he threw the ball 70 yards in the air. Ideally, Allen should land on a team that acquires a veteran quarterback, allowing him to sit for a year. With the Cardinals wanting to bring in both a veteran and rookie, this could be the best spot for him.

NBA wrap: Rockets close gap on Warriors by beating tough Heat squad

Maybe Rockets center Clint Capela was on to something.

The Rockets used some late-game heroics Monday night from guards James Harden and Chris Paul to defeat a tough Heat team in Houston, 99-90.

Harden broke an 88-88 tie with a 29-foot 3-pointer at the 3:06 mark, and he and Paul later hit contested jumpers inside the arc to seal the win for the Rockets (33-12).

Harden finished with 28 points, and Paul and Eric Gordon added 16 apiece.

Ricky Rubio had twice as many turnovers (four) as points (two) in the Utah’s 104-90 loss to the Hawks. He hit only one of his eight shots from the floor.

The Bulls and Pelicans had a strange finish to regulation in New Orleans. The Pelicans were headed for the win until Bulls guard Justin Holiday got fouled on a shot he didn’t get off before the buzzer. But after Holiday tied the game with two of three free throws, watch how close Pelicans star Anthony Davis came to winning the game on a full-court heave.

Cavaliers (27-18) at Spurs (30-18) at 8 p.m. ET — Remember how the Cavaliers went on a tear most of November and December, winning 18 of 19? Since that hot streak ended, they’ve dropped 10 of 14. That’s a perfect illustration of how Cavs have either been very good or bad this season, so who knows which team will show up in San Antonio. LeBron is seven points away from 30,000 career points but it’s the Spurs who are looking to rev up their offense with young point guard Dejounte Murray now starting in place of veteran Tony Parker.

Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been identified as potential make-weights in any proposed deal.

Jordan, 29, is averaging 11.8 points and 14.9 rebounds per game. The Cavs have struggled in the paint this season, so Jordan’s physical presence and elite rebounding could eradicate that weakness.

Williams, also with the Clippers, is averaging 23.2 points per game this season after scoring 50 in a game earlier this month. He is a proven elite scorer off the bench or in the starting lineup.

But plays like this make it clear how long he still has to go:

It would be nice for Adebayo to develop into the type of big man who can attack mismatches in the post, but it won’t necessarily prevent him from reaching his full potential as an offensive player it he doesn’t.packers_005

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Gregg Popovich would be ‘surprised’ if Kawhi Leonard Jersey returns this season

It appears 2017-18 may be a lost season for Spurs star Kawhi Leonard.
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Gregg Popovich told reporters Wednesday he would be surprised if Leonard returned to play again this season.
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Popovich was unwilling to completely rule Leonard out for the remainder of the season, but isn’t very optimistic the two-time All-Star would see the court again this season.

You live day to day when you have a kid with cancer, Brianna said. We have a lot of friends with kids who have brain tumors. And a lot of them aren’t doing as well as Jack. So we’re fortunate to be where we’re at right now. You’re thankful for every day that you’ve been given. We’re thankful for today.

And we’re thankful for the opportunity to get the word out. There are a lot of kids with cancer. It’s technically a rare disease, but it’s not really rare — once you’re in it and you see how many people are affected by it.

Aldridge is in his sixth All-Star game and he doesn’t mind behind the low man on the totem pole.

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Stephen Curry and LeBron James have both expressed Bobby Ryan Jersey a desire to have it televised though and it is likely it will be in the future, but it might not happen if the NBPA has anything to say about it.

I don’t know what the big brouhaha was. Ultimately, people wanted to see the face of the guy who was picked last, NBPA executive Michele Roberts said. That may be fun television, but why? Look, we got a new format. If the players and the NBA want to have a [televised] draft later, fine. I was taken aback by the amount of attention. I think the issue was totally media-generated. You and your colleagues, and I don’t fault you, were creating an issue that I don’t think the fans were as interested in.

Johnny Manziel Jersey finally details the time he wore a wig as ‘Billy’ in Vegas

Johnny Manziel’s tenure on the Browns ended in ugly fashion, with reports of him being in Las Vegas instead of Cleveland for the last week of the season. The story started from a Vegas radio host who claimed Manziel showed up wearing a blonde wig, a fake mustache, glasses and a hoodie.
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The story sounded crazy at the time, but since it was Manziel, it was still believable. The quarterback never admitted to doing it, and even sent an Instagram post of him with his dog with a location in Ohio to try and cover his tracks.

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He said he didn’t get back to his room until about 3 or 4 in the morning, which was 7 in the morning on East Coast time, where the Browns are. He needed to be at the facility at 8, which he knew he wouldn’t make, so he just turned his phone off and figured it out once he woke up.
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Once he got back to Cleveland, he explained everything to the Browns’ front office personnel and claims they still had faith Manziel could have a future. But he says Hue Jackson had a contingency that if he became head coach, Manziel wouldn’t be a part of the future.

Manziel goes in to more detail throughout the podcast about this story and others, and how he plans to make a comeback.

Today’s panel includes ESPN Fantasy’s Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe as well as DFS expert Renee Miller.

With nothing to play for except ping pong balls, the Chicago Bulls are going all in on their youngsters. André Snellings details what to expect from the lottery team going forward.

Jordan isn’t just Brett Cecil Jersey a force on the glass, he’s also produced multiple assists in seven of the past eight games. Then again, it mostly is about the boards with Jordan; he’s second only to Andre Drummond in both rebounding chances and actual rebounds this season. Jordan tallied 15 points and 20 rebounds with a positive net rating in a win over the Rockets back in December. With less competition for available rebounds sans Blake Griffin and in a game sure to claim a lofty projected point total, another significant double-double is likely.

Here’s what the Ottawa Senators should get for Erik Karlsson Jersey

Erik Karlsson is a generational defenseman who could be the difference between a team challenging for a championship and winning one — and he’s only 27. Richard A.
Patrick Maroon is generating trade-deadline buzz. Are his 30 points a product of playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, or is he talented enough to excel without them? He’s one of the big names likely to be on the move who give our writers pause.
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Giovani Bernard Elite Jersey These all should be used as a baseline for what Karlsson would command. And I mean baseline. To have an elite, franchise-changing, puck-moving defenseman available at age 27? Yeah, general managers would give up a lot. Not to mention, Karlsson has another year on his contract, which is extra enticing. (He also has a modified no-movement clause and 10-team no-trade list; so either he’s going to one of the 20 teams he approves or is waiving it, but either way, should be amenable to opening long-term extension talks.)

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Colbert said he hopes a deal is reached by March 6, the last day for designating a franchise player. Bell’s franchise number is around $14.5 million for 2018.

In 2017, the Steelers placed an exclusive tag on Bell on Feb. 26. There was less optimism over an extension then, and he ended up playing for one year at $12.1 million.

Colbert and team president Art Rooney have publicly stated they want the star running back to retire a Steeler, and Bell has too.

Bell’s per-game average of 129 yards from scrimmage since 2013 is the most by an NFL player in the first five years of a career since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.

I don’t like to get into too much detail, Colbert said about the deal. I can say that I am optimistic that we can find common ground. Those things are never final until they are final. Until we reach an agreement we don’t have anything right now.

Helmets collide on every play in football, especially on the offensive and defensive lines.

Even making a tackle often results in a completely legal collision of helmets because ball carriers often lean forward or duck their head before impact.

In Super Bowl 52, New England Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks was taken to the locker room after a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit left him motionless on the turf. It did not draw a penalty, because he had established himself as a runner.

College football’s targeting rule reads as follows:

No one really expected Owens to play in the Super Bowl. Multiple medical experts even said that if he were to play and get hit in the leg the wrong way, it could end his career.

“Nobody in this room knew I was going to play this game,” Owens said after the game via ESPN. “Nobody knew but me.”

Owens also touched on the perception people had of him — that he was a diva, that he wanted the attention — throughout the situation.

It was supposed to show us where this strange rabbit hole — one that has felt increasingly like a graphic novel by Hunter S. Thompson — ends. It was supposed to reveal who, or what, Croc represents. Brady told me that himself on Tuesday, when I camped out at his press conference and asked him about it.

Instead, the Patriots lost the Super Bowl, and we didn’t get any answers. But even if they’d won, and a post had gone up, I still don’t think we would’ve. I don’t think these guys had any clue what they were doing. I’m pretty sure they backed themselves into a narrative corner. My theory all season has been that these posts started as a way to see how weird Brady could get before Patriots fans started wondering what was going on.

New York Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis said late Tuesday night he’s ready to tackle the lengthy rehab ahead in the wake of his season-ending ACL tear.

“He was down when he first got the news, but then he instantly switched to, ‘I’ve got to take on this new journey. I’m ready for it,'” teammate Courtney Lee said after speaking to Porzingis late on Tuesday.

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