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CBS thinks Mike Carey Jersey was unfairly maligned as a rules analyst

CBS is back in the officiating analyst game, having hired former NFL referee Gene Steratore to work on the network this season. The last time CBS hired a former NFL referee, Mike Carey, things did not go well.
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At least, that’s how the vast majority of us remember it. CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus would argue that Carey wasn’t so much bad at his job, as that the rest of us gave Carey a hard time.

Via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, Cobb alluded to the release of receiver Jordy Nelson earlier this offseason and the 2016 cut of guard Josh Sitton just before the start of the regular season Womens Jake Matthews Jersey as evidence you can’t take anything for granted.

There was nothing for me (to do). I didn’t know what was going to happen, and even at this point, I still don’t know, he said of his future. I mean, I’ve seen guys leave right before the season starts. You’re never in the clear. I think there’s always, you always have Dustin Hopkins Jersey to have some kind of fear of something happening. Anything can happen, whether it be in the middle of the season being traded, or being cut at any given time.

That’s the nature of the business that we’re in.

As a troubled teenager, Irvin dropped out of high school. But a desire to give his football career a chance convinced him to get his GED, then attend two community colleges before ending up at West Virginia.

JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey lands an eSports sponsorship

At some point over the past few years, video games became a spectator sport. Which confounds many adults.
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Making it more confounding is the amount of money generated by those who participate in eSports at the highest levels. There’s also money to be made by more casual gamers with recognizable names.

Enter Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Via, Smith-Schuster has a deal with HyperX. As part of the arrangement, Smith-Schuster will wear HyperX headsets in live-stream gaming sessions, he’ll participate in HyperX marketing campaigns, and he’ll appear at HyperX fan events.

When I’m not training, studying, or at practice, I’m in my element playing video games; my HyperX headset offers the sound quality and comfort I need to stay focused and win, Smith-Schuster said in a press release. I wanted to work with HyperX because they Joonas Donskoi Womens Jersey have the best headsets, and I love how the brand is always looking for unique ways to work together with me. I’m so excited about this partnership.

Gase is a surprise at +750, and that’s another bet to avoid. He took the team to the playoffs in 2016, and he navigated a season of Dave Keon Youth Jersey endless turmoil in 2017. The many doubters will serve only to strengthen the resolve of Gase and his team, which likely will be more of a team than it was given the departures of possibly-not-team-first players like Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh, and Mike Pouncey.

Jones not only was a lock to make the Pro Bowl but deserves to be in the discussion for NFL defensive Player of the Year. He has 15 sacks – third all-time in franchise history, and just short of Simeon Rice’s record of 16½ along with 25 tackles for loss. Both lead the NFL. Jones also has two forced fumbles, a pass defensed and 35 quarterback hits to go with 60 tackles.

Fitzgerald will once again gain 1,000 yards – he needs 18 to reach that plateau – and right now has 92 receptions for 982 yards and five touchdowns with two games left. This season, Fitzgerald has moved from ninth to third on the NFL’s all-time list for receiving yards, and moved closer to second in all-time receptions.

The Cardinals officially placed wide receiver Brittan Golden (arm) on injured reserve Tuesday, filling the roster spot with running back Bronson Hill, who had been released Saturday.

The Cardinals also cut linebacker Kevin Snyder from the practice squad, and signed wide receiver Rashad Ross and linebacker Vontarrius Dora to the practice squad. Dora had been on the practice squad earlier this season.

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The top four sellers all play in the NFC East Division, as Barkley reportedly edged Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Cowboys teammates Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, who ranked No. 2-4, respectively.
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Giants star Odell Beckham ranks No. 10 on the list, which includes three other rookies: Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

Depth and prospects to deal : Here comes the hard part. Hand is going to be expensive in terms of player cost. Very expensive.

Fortunately for the Phillies, a combination of young, cost-controlled everyday players ( Nick Williams?Cesar Hernandez ?) could be surrendered. While neither are in the same upside class of Devers, the Phillies could supplement by adding a top prospect in the system ( Mickey Moniak?Jhailyn Ortiz ?) to sweeten the pot.

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If the Phillies pass on the big cost, Hand could land in a pennant race with the Red Sox, Yankees or Astros.

It wasn’t long ago that this Dennis Maruk Womens Jersey team led the Patriots 28-3 in the second half of Super Bowl LI, and Atlanta’s overall talent is arguably better now. And despite a sense the Falcons underachieved in 2017, they came closer than anyone to knocking the eventual champion Eagles out of the playoffs.

The offense must reclaim its rhythm. And navigating a brutal NFC South — the quickly improving Buccaneers were the only team in the division that didn’t reach the postseason last year — won’t be easy. But Atlanta definitely Carey Price Authentic Jersey has the firepower to enable this franchise to earn its first-ever Lombardi Trophy in its own building.

There are also new coaches for the offensive line (Frank Pollack), quarterbacks (Alex Van Pelt), wide receivers (Bob Bicknell) and secondary (Rob Livingston was promoted and Daronte Jones was added).

How big were these changes, especially regarding the coordinators? The offense will run a new system for the first time since Jay Gruden was hired in 2011. Defensively, Austin will run a new scheme for the first time since Mike Zimmer was hired in 2007.

Can Dalton rebound?

Aguilar connects in 9th for 2nd HR, Brewers beat Cards 2-1

Neither Jesus Aguilar nor Bud Norris wanted to let their team down.

Aguilar succeeded twice.

Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.

Both teams got just three hits. The benches and bullpens briefly cleared in the eighth after Eric Sogard slid into St. Louis shortstop Yairo Munoz, who caught a wide throw on a bunt play in the eighth.

Norris (3-2) started the ninth for the Cardinals by striking out Travis Shaw. But, Aguilar followed with an opposite-field drive to right for his 16th home run.

He was dominating the strike zone tonight, and I think we got lucky, he said. We tied the game in the moment. It’s a new game, and we’re moving forward, thinking we’re going to win this game.

Flaherty matched a career high by striking out 13 in seven innings, allowing just one hit. The Cardinals played stellar defense behind him after giving up six unearned runs with a season-high four errors in Thursday’s 11-3 loss to Milwaukee. Munoz robbed Jonathan Villar of a base hit in the fifth with a nice running backhand stab of a liner tailing away from him.

That was unbelievable, Molina said of Flaherty’s performance. Good pitching, good effort. Everything was working for him. We didn’t hit enough to get him the win tonight.

The issue isn’t with Rosario, it’s simply the situation the Cubs find themselves in: Closer Brandon Morrow is on the disabled list with back tightness after injuring himself getting undressed, and lights-out setup man Carl Edwards Jr. also is down, a shoulder ailment keeping him from pitching. Veteran lefty Brian Duensing — who would have been an option to face Winker on Thursday — is on the bereavement list.

When you have less than everybody, it just has to be all hands on deck, manager Joe Maddon said before the game.

Without the aforementioned veterans, others have had to pick up the slack. Steve Cishek and Pedro Strop are the Cubs’ two most reliable relievers right now, but they can’t pitch every night. It means the shuttle between Triple-A and the big leagues will continue as the team tries to mix and match with fresh arms.

It’s a work in progress that has mostly worked for them this season — at least until Thursday. Cubs relievers have lost the fewest games of any bullpen in the major leagues. The likes of Justin Hancock, Anthony Bass, Rob Zastryzny, Cory Mazzoni — and Rosario — have done a good job, along with the Cubs’ A hurlers. But they’re all in survival mode now. Playing without Morrow has really thrown back-end roles for a loop. In fact, it’s why Rosario has been able to ascend: He’s been forced into high-leverage situations and mostly succeeded.

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The Denver Broncos went to two Super Bowls with Peyton Manning at the helm, so they’re probably not too broken up over the fact that they made two major gaffes in efforts to find a franchise quarterback in the early part of this decade.
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Pryor said he hopes it’s more than just a one-year thing. He now has signed back-to-back one-year contracts, and he chose the Ian Thomas Jersey Jets because he liked offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates’s West Coast system Austin Czarnik Jersey and the opportunity he was presented. He has quickly developed a bond with Dorrell, a coach Pryor believes can help him elevate his game.

First, though, he needs to stay healthy and prove himself all over again. He has a lot riding on this season.

It’s big, because I love it here. I’d like to finish my career here, he said. I want to come out and have a great year, and I believe I will [if] I stay healthy, God-willing, and I know I will.

When I come out here I’m going to hit the field running — fast, hard and being a leader on the field for the offense.

A week after being arrested on a burglary charge, Kellen Winslow Jr. now faces multiple sex-crime counts in San Diego that could land him prison for life.

I have only visited Duke, UVA and Rutgers with my mom, he said. I’m taking an official visit to Northwestern this weekend and I’m really looking forward to it.

Any other official visits on tap?

On my bye week during the season in late September starting on the 28th I’m taking an official to Cal, he said. And as of right now, I’m not sure what other schools I plan on using my official visits to yet.

Franks is the son of David Franks, a former NFL offensive lineman drafted in 1989 by the Seattle Seahawks. He finished his career with the Dallas Cowboys in 1992.

Some of the schools Franks holds offers from includes Arizona, Baylor, Boston College, Cal, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Louisville, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia and UCF, to name a few.

It does not take a detailed study to determine the Giants’ pass rush begins with Olivier Vernon, and that could be problematic, considering his track record as a solid but not overly-prolific accumulator of sacks.

Johnny Manziel Jersey sits out Tiger-Cats’ opening loss

Johnny Manziel watched from the sideline as his team lost its regular-season opener.
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The former NFL quarterback was a spectator for Hamilton starter Jeremiah Masoli on Saturday as the Tiger-Cats fell 28-14 to the Calgary Stampeders in the first game of the CFL season.

For Severino, that 2016 season serves as a reminder.

As he cruises through the competition, he has every reason to believe in himself. If any bumps should pop up on his way to what looks like another award-worthy campaign, he knows he can overcome them. He’s drawn from his past shortcomings.

That’s what has made him so successful.

When stuff is going bad, Severino learned, you can fix it.

Key additions since 2015: QB Carson Wentz, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Jay Ajayi, RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Corey Clement, G Brandon Brooks, QB Nick Foles, DE Derek Barnett, DE Chris Long, DE Michael Bennett, Authentic Andre Hal Jersey DT Haloti Ngata, LB Nigel Bradham, LB Jordan Hicks, CB Jalen Kevin Long Womens Jersey Mills, CB Ronald Darby, CB Patrick Robinson, K Jake Elliott

After cleaning up the mess of Chip Kelly, Roseman got Philadelphia a Super Bowl ring with solid drafting (Agholor, Wentz, Barnett), plus aggressive (Jeffery, Ajayi) and sneaky (Foles) pick-ups in free agency. He also found players who could develop championship chemistry together. Roseman deserved SN executive of the year for 2017 even with some tough competition.

Key additions since 2015: RB Rex Burkhead, RB Sony Michel, WR Chris Hogan, WR Brandin Cooks, G Joe Thuney, G Shaq Mason, DE Adrian Clayborn, DT Danny Shelton, DT Malcom Brown, DE Trey Flowers, LB Kyle Van Noy, CB Stephon Gilmore

Julio Jones’ contract situation

The Falcons announced Monday that Jones won’t be attending their upcoming mandatory minicamp. While this isn’t a call to battle stations, the ship has moved to yellow alert.

Jones will be a Falcon in 2018 (most likely). The two sides will work out a new deal (most likely).

But when a player starts missing mandatory parts of the schedule, that isn’t good.

It isn’t catastrophic by any means. But it means that Jones, who league sources have told me wants to be highest-paid receiver in football, feels a contract resolution isn’t close enough for him to attend camp.

Most league sources I speak to think Earl Thomas and the Seahawks will indeed work out a new deal.

I’m skeptical because the Seahawks are cleaning house, having jettisoned veterans like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett this offseason. They see Thomas as part of that group.

I had never seen this video of Brett Favre speaking with Jon Gruden. It’s amazing.

If you want to take a glimpse inside the mind of one of the best ever to play quarterback, watch it.

Right down to the moment when he says he wanted to switch from a run call to a pass play but didn’t want to tell the coach, it’s vintage Favre.

Said Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin, It’s actually easy being left handed to cope with moving to the other side. Now it gives me a chance to take on that number one spot and continue to push everybody else. That’s what I’m working on most this year. I want to gain everybody’s trust, so they know they can count on me.

When the Ravens got a hat on a hat, Collins was one of the most talented runners last season. If he can do more as a pass-catcher than he has so far, he may develop into one of the better all-around backs in the league.

Along with free-agent safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, White helped completely revamp the Bills’ secondary in 2017. Buffalo’s defense had a defensive passing efficiency of 78.8, the fifth-best mark in the league.

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Carlos Dunlap has been one of the most consistent players on the Bengals roster over the last several years. In the past three years, he has made two Pro Bowl appearances, appeared on the NFL’s Top 100 player list, and has become second all-time in sacks in Bengals history.
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I’m Authentic Greg Olsen Jersey not worried about a contract year, man,Dunlap told Scott Eisberg at his football and cheer camp. You just go out here and you just play football. The film that I put out there already speaks for itself I feel like I’ve already earned the respect of my peers, as I’ve been fortunate enough to be accomplished enough, Womens John Matuszak Jersey to be an all star, to be in the pro bowl. So the film speaks for itself. I’ll just continue to put good film out there and let whatever happens happen.

No, I’m not thinking about it, he said of his contract, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.

Ansah has been limited by knee and ankle injuries in recent years, but bounced back with 12.0 sacks last year. That nine of those sacks came in three-sack bursts in three games is good, but the 29-year-old’s physical status makes it reasonable to wonder about the wisdom of a long-term deal.

Asked if he was taking it easy this week because of the knee, Ansah replied: I’m just adhering to what the medical staff and the coaches are asking of me.

He also wouldn’t say whether he anticipates practicing fully once training camp opens in July. At least by then, he’ll have clarity on his contract situation, whether it’s a bigger deal or the one-year, $17.143 million franchise tag.

The two Cardinals with impressive career numbers against Cincinnati led the way.

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Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree burglary on Thursday in Encinitas, California, according to multiple reports.
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According to KUSI News and NBC San Diego, a resident at the Park Encinitas mobile home park confronted a man who had entered a neighbor’s home on Thursday afternoon. The man then got into a black SUV and drove Los Angeles Chargers Youth Jersey away as the resident called police.

We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans.

Sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Jones’ side sent a proposal to the Falcons, the response was not satisfactory, and Jones did not see fit to attend the mandatory minicamp at this time.

Julio Jones did not show up for any part of Atlanta’s voluntary workouts, including organized team activities, and plans to skip the mandatory minicamp June 12-14. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Jones has three years and almost $35 million remaining on his contract. He is aware of the seven other receivers who average more than his $14.25 million per year, led by Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown at $17 million per year. When Jones signed a five-year, $71.25 million contract extension in August 2015, he received $47 million guaranteed. That’s the same amount of guaranteed money Jarvis Landry received after being traded from Miami to Cleveland.

The Falcons understand Jones’ contract concerns Jeff Bagwell Jersey and seem willing to work with him at some point. Jones did not show up for any part of voluntary workouts, including organized team activities. He’ll face maximum fines of $14,070, $28,140, and $42,215 for missing mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn initially said he expected Jones at camp but didn’t say that message was relayed directly from Jones.

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METAIRIE, La. New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is aware of his recent mentions at
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Lance Zierlein named the 12th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft as a breakout player for 2018, while Gregg Rosenthal mentioned Rankins as a key homegrown player for the Saints.

I obviously take the compliment; thank you, Rankins said with a smile Thursday following the team’s organized team activity. Every time I approach this game, every time I touch the field, I’m looking to make plays and be a big part of this defensive success. I’m glad people are taking notice, but it’s still on me to go out there and prove those guys right.

Clark won a second Super Bowl title with the 49ers before retiring in 1987, after catching 506 passes for 6,750 yards — still third in San Francisco history, behind Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens — and 48 touchdowns, and being selected for two Pro Bowls. He went on to become the team’s president of football operations in 1998, then departed a year later for a three-year stint as the general manager of the Browns, who were returning to the NFL after a three-year absence.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday on Up To The Minute Live that player control is one aspect of the new contract that is extremely important to Rodgers, according to sources briefed on the negotiations. How much built-in control will Rodgers have on his future?

In 2013, Rodgers signed a five-year extension that put him under team control through the 2019 season. Since then, the All-World quarterback has seen some far lesser signal-callers leapfrog him in pay. Rodgers’ $22 million per season average ranks 10th among QBs, behind Ryan, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Alex Smith and Joe Flacco.

If Rodgers signs another five-year extension, that would put him under team control through 2024 when he’s 41 years old. Such a long deal would surely lead to another game of leapfrog in which Rodgers sees worse quarterbacks get paid more.

Garafolo reported Rodgers David Backes Jersey would like some sort of out clause in an extension that would allow the QB to control his ability Ryan Miller Authentic Jersey to renegotiate a new deal.

One problem in Rodgers earning such an opt-out: Why would the Packers give up leverage?