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Former Cowboys receiver Brice Butler has yet to find a new home, but he knows he will have one.

He has visits scheduled to Seattle, Chicago, Jacksonville and Arizona, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Butler declared in January he was not returning to Dallas if he wasn’t a starter. The Cowboys have added receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency, assuring Butler not only won’t start but won’t have a spot on the roster.

A new owner has to be approved by 24 of 32 owners, but they’re vetting candidates as we speak.

Steelers minority owner David Tepper doesn’t need to be investigated since they already know him, but they’re also looking into other candidates, including South Carolina financier Ben Navarro and Philadelphia e-commerce billionaire Michael Rubin.

While the league has an obvious interest in the process, Richardson’s going to choose the bid he prefers, giving him a measure of control over the process and allowing his personal feelings about the team he founded to come into play.

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Per multiple reports, the Rams have agreed to a one-year, $14 million deal with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

ACC to play title game in Panthers stadium until 2030

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The ACC just announced that they had extended their contract to play the conference’s football championship games in Bank of America Stadium until 2030.

My schedule is pretty jam-packed meeting with quite a bit of teams, Allen said. They want to come to Laramie and get to know who I am. I’m sitting down at dinner with a few (unidentified) teams.

Brent Celek Authentic Jersey I’ve said (to the media) a million times, I think it’s the best part of the season coming up here. Seabrook said. To not be a part of it, not playing any meaningful games for us down the stretch, it’s been tough.

Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp got a standing ovation in the third period after the announcer told the crowd the 36-year-old is retiring after 14 NHL seasons, 11 with Chicago.

Being born in Winnipeg and then hearing the ovation from the Authentic Matt Tennyson Jersey crowd, seeing the other team tap their sticks and clap their hands, that hit hard and I’m just thankful for it, grateful for it, Sharp said.

Winnipeg had mounted a 4-0 lead by early in the second period.

Byfuglien began the run when he scored 13 seconds into a two-man advantage with a high blast from the point at 15:12 of the first period.

Connor beat Glass on a breakaway 34 seconds into the second. It was his 31st goal of the season, which leads all NHL rookies.

Copp put in his eighth and ninth of the season, the second a short-handed goal, to make it 4-0 at 6:35.

Seabrook stopped the shutout with a screened shot at 9:08 of the second.

The Jets, who relocated from Atlanta in 2011, also set franchise records for wins (52), points (114) and home wins (21).

They were already playing the next three years there, so they tacked 10 years onto the existing deal.

Benny Cunningham re-signs with Bears

Running back Benny Cunningham visited the Saints but re-signed with the Bears, his representation, SIG Sports, tweeted Monday.

Cunningham, 27, is a core special teams player and third-down back. He played 175 snaps on offense and 229 on special teams last season for the Bears.

In five NFL seasons, Cunningham has more receiving yards (992) than rushing yards (777).

In fact, in February during a TNT broadcast, NBA Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal revealed that he used to “foul shave” during games in Denver — i.e. he’d intentionally pick up quick fouls to avoid having to fight through playing in the city’s thin air.

“The whole game,” O’Neal said, according to the Denver Post. “Because I used to be so tired I couldn’t breathe. Here are three quick fouls. (Former Lakers head coach) Phil’s (Jackson) like, ‘I know what you’re doing.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m foul shaving. I’m not putting up with all this.'”

Perhaps it’s a psychological edge more than anything?

Enunwa missed the year after having neck surgery, but Schefter adds that he now has full range of motion and is expected to be eased into all activities once the Jets start their offseason work. He had 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns during the 2016 season.

Enunwa will join Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Terrelle Pryor, ArDarius Stewart, Devin Smith and Chad Hansen as receiving options for the Jets to consider as they work toward setting their roster for the 2018 season.

“To me, that is mind-blowing,” Malone says. “Again, the NBA can’t keep everybody happy, and I’m sure a lot of different things go into it, but when you have as many tough games as we’ve had and schedule alert games …”

The NBA schedule is a “huge math problem,” as Evan Wasch, a senior vice president of basketball strategy and analytics for the NBA, described it during the 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.flames_012

Thompson, Warriors beat Suns for 15th straight time

Klay Thompson’s shooting touch seems playoff-ready.
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Phoenix was without Devin Booker (right hand sprain), T.J. Warren (left knee inflammation), Josh Jackson (right quad contusion), Marquese Chriss (hip soreness), Elfrid Payton (left knee) and Alan Williams (right knee soreness). Troy Daniels tried to play despite a sprained ankle but sat out the second half.

Golden State didn’t have Stephen Curry, still recovering from left MCL sprain, Andre Iguodola (left knee soreness) and Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion).

The goal these last couple of games is to avoid any further health issues, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

It was his turn in Denver.

Newcomb (1-1) allowed three hits in the first inning before retiring the next 16 batters to help the Braves take two of three in Colorado’s home-opening series. The left-hander followed strong starts from Brandon McCarthy and Anibal Sanchez, tying his career high with nine strikeouts while not issuing a walk.

He was locating the fastball and he had a devastating changeup and he mixed in his curveball, Colorado manager Bud Black said. So, when you’re throwing 93, 94 mph, and you come from a high arm slot at 6-foot-5, he’s got a great angle. The changeup is coming in there at 85, 86 mph, with some action to it, it’s tough to solve. And we just didn’t do it today.

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Kyle Freeland (0-2) allowed three runs, stuck out five and walked two in six innings for the Rockies. The Denver native had one out in the sixth before giving up deep balls to Markakis and Swanson that made Kenny Stills Womens Jersey it 3-0.

Shane Carle (1-1) allowed only one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Teheran.

Ozzie Albies had three hits and scored three times for Atlanta, which lost 8-1 in the series opener Monday. Freeman added a run-scoring single off Enny Romero in the fifth.
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Braves: Camargo (right oblique strain) is expected to play for Advanced Class A Florida on Thursday. He is eligible to come off the 10-day DL as soon as Wednesday, but the Braves would like to see him play a full nine-inning game before he is activated…. C Kurt Suzuki (bruised right hand) hit and threw before the game but likely won’t play before Friday.

The start of the game was delayed 12 minutes by a partial malfunction on one bank of outfield lights.
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Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (1-0) is 7-5 with a 3.94 ERA in 17 career games, including 15 starts, against Atlanta entering Wednesday’s final game of the series. He was 2-2 with a 4.41 ERA against the Braves in 2017.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (0-0) was 1-2 with a 6.64 ERA in four starts against the Nationals in 2017. He allowed three runs, two earned, against Philadelphia on Friday night.

And if you think the 17-inning affair skews the numbers, as Maddon referenced, then consider that the Cubs also helped extend that game by striking out so much. It’s a cycle they’ve been trying to break, even going so far as firing their hitting coach of the past three years, John Mallee, after the team was second in scoring in the NL the past two seasons and at the top of the league in walks and on-base percentage. Plus, the Cubs won a World Series under Mallee.

Davis — who was let go by the Red Sox after last season — was supposed to tone down the swings-and-misses and increase success in situational hitting, but the Cubs are just 1-for-14 so far bringing a runner home from third base with less Kevin Labanc Youth jersey than two outs. That’s by far the worst percentage in baseball for any team with five or more opportunities in that situation. Of course, Davis will need more time than one spring training and five games.

Hopefully, no one is pressing but no one is at their peak performance, Davis said. We are the Chicago Cubs. Guys are going to raise their game against us. I expect my offense to rise to the occasion too.

Will Baker Mayfield clash with New York media if drafted by the Jets or Giants

Baker Mayfield carries a 6-foot, 5/8 chip on his shoulder that isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon, but could he survive in the New York crucible given his apparent rabbit ears
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The lightning-rod signal caller evidently hears (and reads) everything about him.

Fair enough. After all, the guy has been discounted at virtually every turn from Texas Tech walk-on to Heisman Trophy winner.

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Beckham would turn what was the worst receiving corps in the league two years ago into the best. Imagine Taylor working with that group now, then a young franchise QB like Sam Darnold or Josh Allen leaning on it in the near future. Given a higher-upside backfield, too, with Hyde joining Duke Johnson, this offense could be legitimately scary everywhere.

NFL owners pass 2 more rules changes before meetings end

As a busy NFL meetings neared its conclusion Wednesday, team owners passed two more rules changes and approved several procedural bylaw alterations. Most noteworthy, the league eliminated the requirement that a team that scores a winning touchdown at the end of regulation kick the extra point or go for a 2-point conversion. In a January playoff game that Minnesota memorably won on a final pass play, New Orleans players were required to return to the field after leaving for a meaningless extra point.

The Vikings took a knee. Of course, bettors and fantasy players could have a stake in the PAT, but neither participating team did, particularly now that points scored or points differential is so low in any tiebreaking procedures.

Some of the players said they might be scared to wear their rings. Reddick was not among them.

They are magnificent, he said. They are beautiful. I think I might sleep in mine tonight.

If strictly applied by NFL officials, it could have a sweeping effect on the game. Lowering one’s helmet is an instinct that may be difficult to legislate out of the sport overnight. The result could be many more penalty flags and automatic first downs.

The crown of the helmet rule got way too narrow, Falcons president and competition committee chairman Rich McKay said Tuesday. This has very little requirement to it. This is simply, if you lower your head to initiate contact and you make contact with an opponent, it’s a foul.

Between March and May, the NFL will hear from coaches about the rule and decide whether or not automatic ejections and/or official reviews are added as well.

But if every instance of a player lowering their helmet to initiate contact — helmet-to-helmet or otherwise — results in a penalty, it’d be a huge change to the entire sport. Imagine if every quarterback sneak was suddenly an offensive penalty.
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NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

The NFL’s catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee. One of the first orders of business when the league’s annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Florida, will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the week of the Super Bowl he would urge simplification of the rules. Catch/no catch is at the top of everyone’s minds, Troy Vincent, the NFL’s football operations chief, said Wednesday before outlining the committee’s recommendations.
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I’ve lost the last two Super Bowls, Musburger says. And I remember vividly the Atlanta game, because I’m drinking at halftime. I’m cashing my ticket. I’m the smartest guy in the room. And then [Falcons receiver] Julio Jones catches the ball at the 22-yard line, and for whatever reason, that Atlanta Falcon coaching staff elects to throw the ball [on second down]. And they take a sack. And now suddenly, they’re out of field-goal range. Instead, they could have run the ball and made [Patriots coach] Bill Belichick take his timeouts, had [kicker Matt] Bryant kick a field goal, and I would have been home free. They screwed it up. I remember every moment of how that unfolded against me. So this year, I decide, I’m never, ever betting against [Tom] Brady and Belichick again. How’d that work out Not so well.

But that visit can’t happen right now, because there’s a nor’easter hitting New York on Wednesday. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the weather in the city is forcing Hurns to visit the Dallas Cowboys before he sees the Jets.

Receiver Allen Hurns wants to visit the Jets, but there’s no plane to take him there.
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Per a league source, weather issues in the New York area have triggered the cancellation of the flight that would have taken Hurns to visit the Jets. He’ll instead visit the Cowboys first, with a visit to the Jets to follow immediately.

Cody Davis leaves Rams to sign with Jaguars

Safety Cody Davis has agreed to terms with the Jaguars, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.
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That’s the key. Even with the buzz created by the return of the XFL, the core question is this: Would you invest your own money in the XFL or any other alternative football league For most, the answer falls somewhere between no and hell no.

The Bucs cycled through a number of kickers last year after pulling the plug on the Roberto Aguayo experiment, with Nick Folk and Patrick Murray getting them through the season.Marshawn Lynch apparently safe after Doug Jake Guentzel Womens Jersey Martin signing.

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New England has agreed to terms with LaAdrian Waddle on a one-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

I think it’s actually a strength of his, the manager said.

The guaranteed money likely would have to exceed the wide receiver-record $55 million that Mike Evans just got from the Buccaneers. Coming back from a season-ending broken ankle, Beckham will play for $8.5 million in 2018 on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract.

Collins, who also has developed a leadership role within the Giants locker room, is scheduled to make $1.94 million in 2018, including $1.26 million in base salary. Because Collins was a second-round pick, there is no fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

Whitehead started all 16 games in 2017, which was his sixth season with the Lions after entering the league as a 2012 sixth-round pick. He had 110 tackles, a sack and an interception.

For his career, Whitehead has made 398 tackles, three sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Tank Carradine visiting Seattle after leaving Oakland

The Raiders didn’t let Marcus Gilchrist or Tahir Whitehead get away without deals. But defensive end Tank Carradine is leaving for Seattle after his trip to Oakland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Carradine, 29, missed eight games last season with an ankle injury. He made 1.5 sacks.

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