Chargers announce 21 undrafted free agent signings

The Chargers didn’t pick a quarterback in this year’s draft, but they did sign one as an undrafted free agent.

But that’s the assumptive woulda/coulda/shoulda game that we’ve agreed is too frivolous to play.) Bortles has become an erratic passer, due largely to his slow, elongated throwing motion (which, notably, is capped off with a low release point).

But that doesn’t stop people like Jaguars owner Shad Khan from discussing the possibility of playing the Super Bowl in London. Because the possibility of a Super Bowl coming to London will do nothing to reduce interest in pro football in a country where the NFL hopes to become more and more prevalent.

So the league will continue to dangle that carrot, because it will only help the league rake in the cheddar.

Tre Boston was too finesse and never fully caught on here.

The No Fly Zone secondary has changed the past year with the release of T.J. Ward and the trade of Talib. Justin Simmons replaced Ward, and Roby will replace Talib.

He never found a role and now currently disappoints for the Buccaneers.

Russell Bodine has been part of an inept interior O-line the past two years, but overall he’s been an adequate starter, which is good value for Pick 11Having a solid backup QB is good value for Pick 16Some might feel AJ McCarron never fully got a chance—and maybe they’re right.

He started three regular-season games, plus a Wild Card bout against Pittsburgh.

Overall, this wasn’t an awful draft, but for a team with a stable coaching staff and, consequently, a well-defined scheme and identity, you’d like to see more value in the high-middle rounds.

Joe Douglas spent 15 years in the Ravens organization, so it’d make sense that the Eagles ‘ vice president of player personnel would be be in tune with the players that go in and out of that franchise.
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Kurt Warner on NFL return: It’s time we say it’s over

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The former Rams and Cardinals quarterback made waves Monday night when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasting booth for Kurt Warner Day at Busch Stadium.

But as I Womens Saku Koivu Jersey said, I don’t think he took me seriously…. They went out and signed a quarterback. That was the end of that deal. We were talking about it a little last night. I should have known that it was going to blow up into a full-fledged, real-life story when there really wasn’t that much to it.
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This isn’t the first time Warner has floated the idea of an NFL comeback. When injuries struck Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, Warner told The Dan Patrick Show early in 2015, he would have considered rejoining the Cardinals during the 2014 season.

Among the items stolen was Smith’s team-issued iPad, which contained his Bears ‘ playbook.

The team told NFL.com in a statement that the secure, password-protected iPad was immediately wiped, and there was no compromise of any Bears info.

In addition to the iPad, the list of items reported stolen includes Smith’s Rose Bowl and National Championship jerseys, his 2017 University of Georgia football helmet, and UGA Athlete of the Year trophy.

These items are of great sentimental value to him and were very hard to determine worth. It is possible those jerseys are worth up to $40,000 a piece due to Mr. Smith’s clout at UGA and soon in the NFL. However, Mr. Smith stated that those belongings are priceless to him, the police statement read.

Other stolen items included four pairs of Bose headphones, a Bose Bluetooth speaker, two watches (Michael Kors and KYBOE), a pair of sunglasses (Costa), and a pair of Nike athletic shoes.

Dolphins sign 13 undrafted college free agents

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North Carolina State cornerback Johnathan Alston, North Carolina linebacker Cayson Collins, Utah State cornerback Jalen Davis, TCU long snapper Lucas Gravelle, William & Mary center Connor Hilland, FAU running back Buddy Howell and kicker Greg Joseph, Notre Dame (Ohio) defensive end Claudy Mathieu, Michigan linebacker Mike McCray, Miami (Fla.) defensive tackle Anthony Moten, UCF defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman, Fairmont State defensive end Quincy Redmon and Purdue tackle David Steinmetz signed contracts with Miami.
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This is a great fit, because the Jets needed the most complete and ready starter from this year’s QB class. Darnold’s arm, accuracy and athleticism form a near-polished product. He’ll have a good shot to start over Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater in Year 1. He also carries the it factor for the spotlight of New York. He can succeed where Mark Sanchez halfway failed.

The Browns got their future top Fred Biletnikoff Womens Jersey passer at No. 1 and were bound to improve their pass defense here. Instead of adding to their edge rush, they go for the draft’s best cover corner to help make bigger plays on the back end. Ward complements Jamar Taylor and new nickel back T.J. Carrie.

We are satisfied the club addressed the matter in a timely, thorough and appropriate manner, the league said, via WIVB.com. There will be no further action by the league office.

The team did not specify the reason for Brandon’s departure after more than 20 years with the team. The Buffalo News reported that Brandon resigned amid an internal investigation regarding workplace misconduct.

While no discipline was imposed on Brandon or the Bills, other NFL teams may not be inclined to give Brandon a landing spot, given the current climate. He worked for two Major League Baseball teams 鈥?the Yankees and the Marlins 鈥?before joining the Bills in 1997.

The Ravens have struck out at tight end in recent years, and they lost Benjamin Watson to New Orleans, but they made a move to fill the void by selecting Hurst in the first round.

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I鈥檓 not going to back off of this, Jackson said, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. We can keep writing this narrative. Tyrod Taylor鈥檚 the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won鈥檛 change.

Jackson hopes Taylor, who is 22-20 as a starter, will take Mayfield under his wing and serve as a mentor.

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane says he was working hard on trying to get the fourth overall pick, but Browns General Manager John Dorsey was holding out for too high a price.

I probably talked to John Dorsey more than anybody through the process, but we could not come to an agreement on what was fair, Beane told the Buffalo News.

Limited Mens Darian Thompson Jersey Beane also had a deal in advance with Broncos General Manager John Elway that would have seen the Bills send the 12th overall pick, the 22nd overall pick and a second-round pick to Denver in exchange for the fifth overall pick. But Elway said he would only do that if the player he wanted was off the board at No. 5. It turned out the player Elway wanted, Bradley Chubb, was available, and the Broncos stayed put and drafted him.

How many QBs will the Jets keep? Todd Bowles is non-committal

Bryce Petty was the first Jets quarterback to go with his release Thursday.

But is he the last?

Regarding Rudolph’s comment that it isn’t up to Roethlisberger to mentor him, the Steelers’ starting quarterback said, If he asks me a question, I might just have to point to the playbook.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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Asked if the Jets would consider bringing all four quarterbacks under contract into training camp later this year, Bowles said, we’ve got to make some decisions and we’ll make them down the line.

Ranking the playoff chances of the NFL’s seven new head coaches More The NFL’s 2017 season turned out to be ultra-productive for the league’s crop of new head coaches, with half of the six-man class getting their teams to the playoffs in their first try, overcoming burdensome legacies of losing in the process. The AFC East’s Bills ended their ignominious NFL-worst 17-year streak of missing the playoffs with Sean McDermott in charge. The youthful Rams were re-born in year one of the Sean McVay era, going 11-5 and winning the NFC West for the first time since 2003.

Outside linebacker: For now, the 49ers are still counting on Foster to play a big role in the middle and got some insurance in former Chargers starter Korey Toomer. But on the outside, Eli Harold is shaky and Malcolm Smith is coming off a season lost to a torn pectoral. Because Smith can flip to either weak or strong side, San Francisco needs to find a K.J. Wright-type rangy tackler and cover man to support Foster.

There has been a fascinating phenomenon over the last few weeks. Those who know the true Gina Haspel — who worked with her, who served with her, who helped her confront terrorism, Russia and countless other threats to our nation — they almost uniformly support her, said Ryan Trapani, a CIA spokesman. That is true for people who disagree about nearly everything else. There is a reason for that. When the American people finally have a chance to see the true Gina Haspel on Wednesday, they will understand why she is so admired and why she is and will be a great leader for this agency.tigers_012-115x115

Giants’ Saquon Barkley will make NFL contract history

The New York Giants selected former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley No. 2 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday night. The pick itself isn’t too much of a surprise. New York had been linked to the dynamic running back throughout the pre-draft process.
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Contrary opinion from a source having an anxiety attack:聽Barkley is secretly Trent Richardson 2.0. He lacks vision and will become tentative after a few 21-44-1 stat lines (those were his numbers against Ohio State last year) at the NFL level. This is a one-way ticket to Bust City; population: overdrafted running backs!

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Ten defensive tackles were taken ahead of him, and the Lions’ passed on him with the No. 43 and No. 82 overall picks on Friday and the No. 114 pick on Saturday.

So, things are shaping out pretty well for the Raiders. But if for some reason both of those two guys aren’t there, there are plenty of other prospects worth taking at No. 10. And don’t rule out a trade down.

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If you tried to make an inside linebacker version of聽Jadeveon Clowney, you might end up with Tremaine Edmunds. Edmunds is blessedly athletic, with a powerful base and arms that look like he borrowed them from a 6’7 power forward. He’s aggressive when attacking the ball or playing perpendicular to the line of scrimmage, and Edmunds has the potential to be a three-down defender who plays in space on early downs and rushes the edge on 3rd-and-long.

But Edmunds loses track of receivers in coverage and gets caught staring into the backfield on play action, making him a frustrating player to watch in pass coverage, and he will sometimes overrun holes and cutback lanes in run defense. He’s raw, and he’ll be a liability if forced to play a major role right away.

Allen played a role in Washington’s decision not to offer Kirk Cousins top quarterback money. Instead, the team decided to let Cousins walk in free agency while acquiring Pro Bowl signal caller Alex Smith from Kansas City. Allen’s relationship with Cousins had been considered a major issue in the past. And in reality, it’s not the only person within the Mason Crosby Youth jersey organization that Allen has had an issue with.

That makes Darnold an easy and appealing pick for new general manager John Dorsey, who laid out his criteria for a quarterback in his first predraft press conference in his new position.

The only thing I really care about is do guys win? Dorsey said, per Jeff Schudel Ichiro Suzuki Womens Jersey of the News-Herald. Does he have accuracy? Does he have a strong arm? Can he throw the ball in the red zone in tight windows? Can he drive the ball? At the end of the game, does he win? That’s what I look for.
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Darnold has those characteristics now, and when he cleans up his footwork, he’s going to be even better. A recent tape study made it clear that when he’s mechanically sound, he can elude pressure both in and out of the pocket and make some truly spectacular throws. It’s then Jackson’s job to clean up the things that need fixing, which should be comparatively easy.

This would leave a hole at left guard that would be filled estimably by Nelson, who I believe is the best overall player in this class, regardless of position. Michigan’s Steve Hutchinson and Stanford’s David DeCastro are the two best college guards I’ve watched prior to the 2018 class; Nelson is the perfect hybrid of those two in that he has Hutchinson’s malevolent desire to dominate every defender he squares off with and DeCastro’s combination of physical strength and adherence to top-level technique.

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In other words, the Ravens are the way they are by design. They want you to cringe in disgust at their victories and lapse into a boredom coma during their losses. They enjoy success but hate joy.

Now they are once again selecting a tight end. And they made the wrong choice.

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And the winner of NFL Draft coverage is… ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit

And the winner of the NFL Draft is… ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.
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Working his first NFL Draft, the College GameDay analyst outshined more experienced draft TV veterans on ESPN. With his in-depth knowledge of college players, and easy confidence on camera, Herbstreit was a big improvement from the late, unlamented Jon Gruden. His performance made some viewers wonder what took ESPN so long to add him to its draft coverage?

If one of these guys separated themselves, based on their evaluations, in my mind it is Baker Mayfield, Herbstreit said before the Browns made their pick. It’s not just that he scrambles around and makes plays. This guy can sit in the pocket 鈥?and he’s the most accurate of any of these quarterbacks in this draft. And he brings all the intangibles that you want. Forget the off-the-field issues, in my opinion. [He’s] not Johnny Manziel. This kid is a proven winner.
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Over on rival Fox/NFL Network simulcast, the consensus was USC’s Sam Darnold would go No. 1. Troy Aikman, Herbstreit’s fellow draft TV rookie, thought the Mayfield rumors were a smoke-screen.

Said Aikman: I think the guy who Antoine Morand Jersey is the safest pick for them, who checks most of the boxes is Sam Darnold. I think he does everything very, very well.

Don’t be surprised if three centers go off the board in the first round. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently acknowledged going back to the tape for a deeper study of Arkansas’ Frank Ragnow, whose stock in rising in NFL war rooms.

He seems to be a lock to go in the first round, Rapoport added on NFL Up to the Minute , which is something if you told me two weeks ago I never would have believed it.

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Another player on the rise is Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith , whom Rapoport believes might have the most unanimously approved game film in the draft. Smith is the name Jeremiah keeps hearing over and over again for the Colts at No. 6.

NFL Draft 2018: Steelers select potential Ben Roethlisberger successor Mason Rudol

The Steelers appear to have found Ben Roethlisberger’s successor after selecting Mason Rudolph in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Pittsburgh traded up from No. 79 to No. 76 to select Rudolph, who had been talked about as a player who could sneak into the first round after a stellar career at Oklahoma State.

— Coach Hue Jackson seemed enamored of Mayfield at the NFL Meetings last month.

“No doubt, he is (still legitimately in the mix at No. 1),” Jackson said. “I think he’s outstanding. I have a different appreciation for Baker. Spending that time with him, what a leader, tremendous person. He is important in the community. I think he’s important to his teammates. I kind of feel like he’s the Pied Piper of Oklahoma football.”

Is this enough evidence to cement Mayfield as the No. 1 overall pick? Obviously not. Anything can happen. But if Mayfield does go No. 1, it will be easy in hindsight to go back and connect the dots.

Mathis’ 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold at auction Thursday for $2.88 million, according to the Heritage Auctions website. The card was graded by the authenticating firm PSA as a Mint 9, the second-highest grade available and a rare classification for a 1952 Mantle.

While Heritage had estimated the card’s value at $3.5 million before to the auction, it still came close to the record of $3.12 million paid in 2016 for a T-206 Honus Wagner card.

Mathis told The Associated Press last month he acquired the card about two years ago but decided to part with it because he needed to free up some money to move his family from Arizona to Tennessee.

“I don’t think I’ll have any regrets because I’ll have a nice house to show for it instead of the card,” he said.

Mathis, 36, retired following the 2016 NFL season after stints with the Panthers, Dolphins, Bengals, Eagles, Broncos and Cardinals. He was a Pro Bowl selection at guard for the Eagles in 2013 and ’14, and was part of Denver’s Super Bowl champion team the following year.dolphins_098

Ty Montgomery knows he needs to stay healthy

During the Scouting Combine earlier this year, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said that two most important abilities [for a player] in all this is availability and accountability while noting that running back Ty Montgomery’s biggest stumbling block has been availability.
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Montgomery missed 10 games and the playoffs with an ankle injury in 2015 and missed eight games with rib and wrist injuries last year, which illustrates the point McCarthy was making. It’s something that Montgomery knows needs to change if he’s going to realize his full potential as an NFL player.

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Blackmon did his damage against the otherwise stingy Stephen Strasburg. His two-out homer in the fourth was the Rockies’ first hit off Strasburg, who retired the first 11 batters. In the sixth, Blackmon squeezed a grounder past first baseman Ryan Zimmerman into the right-field corner to score two runs and tie the game at 3. Gonzalez followed with a single against the shift to score Blackmon.
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Malkin is nursing a lower-body injury. He did not play in the team’s clinching Game 6 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Hagelin has an upper-body injury. He left Game 6 with the injury, suffered on a hard hit from Philly forward Claude Giroux.

Game 1 in the Penguins-Capitals series is Thursday at 7 p.m. ET in Washington, D.C.

Most view the top prospects in the draft as versatile and dynamic Penn State running back Saquon Barkley 鈥?the player believed the Giants will take No. 2 鈥?and N.C. State edge rusher Bradley Chubb. Rosen has reportedly tumbled down draft boards while Mayfield has risen, for the moment anyway.

I’ve never seen anything like it. I have to fill out a mock draft tonight, and I’ll take any and all suggestions, NFL Network analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah said. You’re Matt Breida Womens Jersey trying to build a house and you can’t pour the foundation. You don’t know who the first pick is going to be. So when you don’t know who the first pick is going to be, it’s a trickle-down effect. It can go in a million different ways.