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However, Shurmur took issue with the fact that Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins revealed during an interview on WFAN Radio that Flowers has stayed away because he is upset that the Giants signed veteran left tackle Nate Solder as a free agent.

That’s not for Landon to talk about, Shurmur said. The important thing is, let’s let Ereck talk for Ereck, when he gets here. We’ll worry about that later. I don’t think our players should be talking about another player’s situation.

He’s been playing left tackle for a long time. He’s been playing it in college, and I remember we had a predraft visit with him, I met him at the Combine a few years ago. Good, solid left tackle.

So, the footwork is going to be different, Hunter added. Everything is going to be just the opposite and he’s a good enough athlete that he’s going to be able to adjust to all of that, but it’s like anything.

But was he disappointed at the time?

Oh, definitely, he said before the Yankees face Oakland at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.

For a baseball guy, I spent five years with the organization. I knew a lot of these kids. I was hoping for at least a phone call. It didn’t work out that way. That happened for a reason.

The reason for now, it seems, was so Oakland could put him on the staff of longtime coach Bob Melvin.

Before that, Pedrique spent five years coaching with the Yankees.

He started at Low-A Charleston in 2013 before moving to High-A Tampa the next season. From 2015, he managed Double-A Trenton before spending two years at the helm of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

I find it unfair and upsetting that someone would bring this claim up over two decades later for the sole purpose of hurting my family, my friends and this organization, with the intention of damaging my character and credibility. I was innocent then, and I am innocent now. Let me be clear: My priorities remain the same, to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher and man that I can possibly be.colts_020

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Los Angeles Chargers Ryan Finley, QB, NC State: The Chargers hope Philip Rivers plays until they move into their new stadium in 2020, but they plan for the future anyway by drafting another Wolfpack quarterback to bridge the gap. 21. Dallas Cowboys Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson: You start to really think about this Clemson line and it’s fair to wonder who is going to beat them and just how high all four of these guys can be drafted next year.

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We call it recycling our pain, Still said.

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The Jaguars also rushed for an average of 158 yards a game in the three games Fournette missed, compared to 137 yards a game in the 13 games Fournette played. When Fournette was out, the Jaguars were just fine with T.J. Yeldon, Chris Ivory and Corey Grant running the ball.

Although Crawford downplays the correlation between song selection and success — probably not, he says when asked if Grove St. Party had anything to do with the Giants’ fifth-place finish — it’s worth noting that good pitching and timely hitting weren’t the only things last year’s playoff teams had in common.

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This year’s first overall pick was one of the best-kept secrets in recent draft memory. The secret is now officially out. Cleveland went with Mayfield over the likes of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen, with the hope that the Oklahoma product is the team’s long-term answer at quarterback.

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Williams, who went undrafted out of the University of Washington, played three games for Seattle in 2015 and 2016 before moving on to make seven appearances with the Browns last year. He caught nine passes for 84 yards in those outings and had one catch during his time with the Seahawks.

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So he had every right to keep his mouth shut, especially since the information was readily available to anyone who wanted to find it.

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You could make a case for Evgeni Malkin, but I’m inclined to pick a goaltender when it comes to MVP discussions. They are, on the whole, personally responsible for a much larger percentage of your fantasy team’s fate. Sure, Pekka Rinne had better ratios, but Hellebuyck appeared in eight more games than Rinne and was still starting consistently in crunch time, winning nine consecutive games while only resting three times in the final three weeks.

Guard: The offensive line has had its share of positives and negatives in recent seasons. Daryl Williams and Trai Turner anchor a terrific right side but there’s now a gaping hole where All-Pro Andrew Norwell once was at left guard. The trio of 2017 second rounder Taylor Moton, free agent acquisition Jeremiah Sirles and serviceable backup Tyler Larsen should get a shot, but with such a quality guard class in ’18, Carolina should look long and hard at picking another one to compete here.

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Coming off a record-breaking junior season that earned him the Doak Walker Award, Richardson was what many considered a sure bet in the draft. He was not. After a season and a couple games of mediocre-at-best production, Richardson was traded to the Colts early during the 2013 season. He hasn’t played a down since the Colts cut him in 2015.

Whichever route Carolina doesn’t go in Round 1 absolutely needs to get addressed on Day 2. The Panthers have three Day 2 picks (55, 85, 88), putting it in position to add a lot of quality players.

“What you want to do in every draft is just get good players to help you, especially in the first three rounds,” Hurney said. “And we have four picks so we would like to get four players who come in and compete for a role and have some impact.”
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If the Panthers forgo a receiver Thursday, speedster James Washington out of Oklahoma State should be the guy they draft. His speed and ability as a deep threat would be a natural complement to Funchess. Otherwise, Anthony Miller of Memphis is another versatile playmaker who could be a great fit.

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And he’s very active, and the activity that he brings, that dive to the rim, it attracts bodies or it’s a lob. Guys can’t really help off as much because you just throw it to the rim. We just knew that he brought something else to this team that no one else does, and it’s something that we need. It just adds a whole different element and layer to our offense.

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Just days after Penn was named as a suspect in a domestic violence incident involving his wife, Dominique, rumors have begun swirling. And even after Penn and his wife issued a joint statement clarifying that there was no physical altercation, according to TMZ Sports, it doesn’t change the obvious focus the Raiders coaching staff has put on addressing the offensive line this offseason.

Jon Gruden and company opted to select UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and then traded up and spent a third-rounder on another tackle in North Carolina A&T’s Brandon Parker. Tack on the fact that Penn is coming off a season-ending foot injury, and assuming that the thought of going a different direction has crossed Gruden’s mind isn’t outlandish.

And just for good measure, earlier this week, Raiders Beat reported that NFL Network’s Mike Silver believes that Penn’s future is very up in the air at this point.

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The UConn program is becoming a steady source of athletic wonders and workout marvels with inconclusive game tape. Fatukasi rocked the combine (318 pounds, 33 bench reps, good shuttle times, arms and hands like construction equipment) and flashes ability on film. He just lacks a pass-rush arsenal, consistent leverage and play-recognition skills, and he may need conditioning work. You know the deal here: Draft the talent and see what develops, because 318-pound men who can move are in limited supply. The Jets will have some Carlos Martinez Authentic Jersey strong camp competitions for this year’s defensive tackle rotation.

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I think going back to Pop Warner, high school, college, everyone wants to be No. 1, Darnold said at a pre-draft press conference outside AT&T Stadium on Wednesday. There’s always that competitor in you, but if I’m not picked No. 1, it’s the right thing because they didn’t want me in the first place. That’s the cool thing about the draft.
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Another different aspect for Grigson as GM was having full responsibility for making the team’s picks as opposed to the hierarchy of the previous teams he worked for (St. Louis and Philadelphia), where the head coach had more sway or a committee approach was used.

I had to really learn that dynamic on the fly from those around me that had been with the prior regime, said Grigson, who was relatively young (40) for an NFL general manager at the time of his hiring. It was just kind of foreign to me even from the get-go. There were so many things to learn. A lot of that was done through trial and error.

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Palmer’s colleague, NFL insider Ian Rapoport, stated the New England Patriots are a darkhorse to leapfrog the Day 1 board in their quest to find Tom Brady’s successor.

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Klis was told by league sources the Broncos consider Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, USC QB Sam Darnold, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, and NC State edge rusher Bradley Chubb as their top options at five — if they remain there.

Pairing Tremaine Edmunds with C.J. Mosley seems unfair to opposing offenses. Plus, it would limit Suggs’ snaps to third downs. If Newsome doesn’t take Edmunds, he could continue his tradition of drafting first-round defensive talent from Alabama with Rashaan Evans, who would be a great fit in new defensive coordinator Don Martindale’s system.

The Ravens also could trade down and target in-state favorite D.J. Moore late in the first round. History says drafting a Maryland receiver has worked well for Baltimore, and passing on an available wideout has come back to bite the team.

Colts set Nov. 18 date to induct Reggie Wayne into Ring of Honor

The Colts will induct former receiver Reggie Wayne into the team’s Ring of Honor during a Nov. 18 game against Tennessee.

Mariners: The Mariners expect 1B Ryon Healy (sprained right ankle) to return from the 10-day disabled list at during this weekend’s four-game series at Cleveland. Healy — who had 25 homers and 78 RBI with Oakland last season — was 2 for 22 before getting hurt during a postgame workout. “He needs to come in and contribute; he knows that. He’s off to a slow start,” manager Scott Servais said. “Giving him the extra days of at-bats and playing time on the rehab assignment hopefully helps him.”

White Sox: Slugger Jose Abreu left the game because of flu-like symptoms and was replaced at first base by Matt Davidson to start the fourth. Manager Rick Renteria said the 2014 AL Rookie of the Year had been “feeling a little bit queasy” but opted not to sit out the game.

Mariners: The Mariners and Indians open their four-game series, with Seattle’s LHP James Paxton (1-1, 5.61 ERA) trying to bounce back from a rough start and RHP Mike Clevinger (2-0, 1.75) looking to remain unbeaten. Paxton got hit hard at Texas on Saturday, though the Mariners won 9-7.

White Sox: Tied for the major league lead with 19 walks, RHP Lucas Giolito (0-3, 9.00) hopes to solve his control problems as the White Sox open a five-game series at Kansas City. RHP Jakob Junis (3-1, 2.03) goes for the Royals. The teams are scheduled to play a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

Instead, the Broncos signed free agent Case Keenum after he nearly led the Vikings to the Super Bowl last season. With the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft, the Broncos hold a lot of power regarding the expected quarterback carrousel.

General manager and executive vice president John Elway spoke with the media Thursday, laying out his potential plan for the draft. Although he said all options are open, he made it clear the fifth-overall pick was up for grabs.

Many believe Oklahoma standout Baker Mayfield could be a perfect fit for Elway as a gunslinger willing to make all the throws. Mayfield’s height has been a concern to some, but not to Elway.

“I think what he’s done and the numbers he’s put up and the success he’s had the last three years at Oklahoma, I think he’s overcome the size issue,” Elway said, via The Athletic.

Denver’s decision with the fifth overall pick could have a profound effect on the rest of the draft. A couple of the quarterbacks may already be off the board when the Broncos are on the clock, but teams behind them (like the Cardinals, Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Patriots) are all openly pursuing quarterbacks. steelers_126

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