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Late last week, the Raiders cut fan favorite Marquette King in a move that was ostensibly about money. By releasing the punter, Oakland saved $2.9MM against the cap, but apparently that was not the only factor. King’s personality did not jive with coach Jon Gruden, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle (on Twitter) hears.
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Some of Gruden’s concerns may have been rooted in the on-field impact of King’s antics.

His competitiveness and hustle is evident on film. He’s always downfield to finish plays and pushes through the whistle.

His brother Tremaine will be drafted in the top 15 and his father, Ferrell, played in NFL. There’s no question he has the profile to compete at the highest level.

Terrell Edmunds isn’t the prospect his brother Tremaine is, but he offers NFL-caliber size and athleticism. He’s at his best when he can play as an intermediate defender with zone awareness and a quick-fire ability to drive on underneath routes. His willingness as a tackler is obvious, but his technique leaves much to be desired and will be dissected by NFL teams. He’ll have to cut his teeth on special teams and try to carve out a role in year one before becoming a potential starter within his first two seasons.
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Darlington went on SportsCenter on Sunday and discussed the drama within the Patriots organization, noting that the bond between Gronkowski and Tom Brady is as strong as ever, but Gronkowski and Belichick definitely aren’t on the same page.

The league has settled with 156 former players to receive payments, averaging about $1 million each. However, attorney Peter Shahriari said in a court document obtained by the Boston Globe last week that the NFL is stalling in making payments and the settlement may need to be rejected. The settlement is broken and on the brink of collapse, Shahriari said.

The NFL Brent Burns Authentic Jersey disagrees, and says that there needs to be assurance that every player who files a claim actually deserves those requested payments. We are ensuring that legitimate claims are processed and paid in a timely way to those individuals and families who deserve these benefits, league spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Boston Globe. We believe that it is entirely appropriate to continue to oppose fraudulent and unsupported claims. No legitimate claim has been rejected. Thousands of former players are involved in the settlement.

The same can’t be said about cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

If Drew Brees gets hurt, the New Orleans Saints are toast. But the loss of a particular defensive player would be nearly as devastating to New Orleans.

No, it isn’t Cameron Jordan. While he’s a fantastic defensive end, the Saints have some youngsters who could soften the blow if he went down.

Reddick: The amount of people at that parade was insane. You come around every corner and there are thousands and thousands — not just standing on the streets, but in parking garages and parking lots. The spaces they were able to find to come out and celebrate was impressive. When you come around every corner in a two-hour parade and see a flock of people just cheering, it makes you feel good inside.

It’s almost like a storybook ending that the Astros won the World Series. You can go back and make a documentary on a team that’s slowly transitioning into a championship team and they come out and do really well. Then all of a sudden — boom — disaster hits. We bring a little normalcy back through baseball, and all of a sudden we’re in the playoffs making that historic run. It felt good for us as players, and it had to feel good for the people in that community who had lost so much just to come out and put it behind them for 3-4 hours.

I had missed this story by Evan Grossman of the New York Daily News on the number of lawsuits former college players have filed against the NCAA. You need to read the lead anecdote. It’s powerful, and it’s similar to some of the stories told by NFL players.

The main point is that these issues continue to grow, and they aren’t going away any time soon.

As a professional ballplayer, in small samples, he has been very good. In 1915, for instance, he led the Red Sox in home runs, despite batting just 103 times. He had more than half the league-leading home run total that year! In his career, he has homered about seven times more frequently than the average AL hitter, and he has doubled and tripled more frequently than the average hitter. By our calculations, he has been about 50 percent more valuable as a hitter than the average American Leaguer, which is about as good during that stretch as Rogers Hornsby, Eddie Collins and George Sisler — all of them Hale Orb Flatteners. Babe, as a hitter, might well turn out to be a HOFer, too.

Harry Hooper believes he should be a hitter, and so do many of Babe’s teammates. Hooper knows a lot about baseball, and his expertise carries a lot of weight.patriots_083

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Lions release Eric Ebron Jersey, clear $7.7M in cap space

Allen Park Amidst the flurry of free-agent agreements being reported around the league this week, the biggest move the Detroit Lions made prior to Wednesday’s start of the new league year was a subtraction rather than an addition.
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After four seasons, the team surprisingly released former first-round draft pick Eric Ebron.

Expected to continue that upward trajectory last season, he stumbled out of the blocks, recording 18 grabs for 195 yards through eight games. He also had issues holding on to some catchable passes, a common theme during his time in Detroit. Each perceived drop drew a loud chorus of boos from the home crowd and some receptions drew mock cheers. That led to some venting after an October game.

Listen, 99.9 percent of the people in that audience cannot come out here and do that, Ebron said. Yes, those were tough grabs. I get paid to make those grabs, yes. But too damn tough I mean, cut a brother some slack. It’s rough, you know

The only problem, Todd says, is that Brent is 78 and not 28. We need to clone him or make him younger.

While Brent tried to be cautious with his criticism of league partners at ESPN, he now is free to offer his full-throated opinions. Among the major sports leagues in the United States, he says, the NBA is by far the most progressive when it comes to sports betting. Commissioner Adam Silver has publicly pushed for it.
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Jermon Bushrod Jersey returns to Saints

The Saints have brought back a former member of their offensive line to provide them with some depth in 2018.
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According to multiple reports, the Saints will sign Jermon Bushrod.

But re-signing NaVorro Bowman would make the most sense, and allow Whitehead to stay outside and Bruce Irvin to pin his ears back and rush the quarterback, as Jon Gruden said he’d like to see Irvin do. Bowman solidified the defense after coming over in October, so imagine how much more locked in he would be with a full offseason with new defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. — Paul Gutierrez

The Cowboys lost Anthony Hitchens to the Chiefs on the first day of free agency, so they would like to add a capable veteran who can multiple spots, but they could use the draft to find a Day 1 starter at middle linebacker to either fill Hitchens’ spot or split time with Jaylon Smith. The Cowboys are the only team not to sign aer since free agency began, but that should change this week with offensive linemen Cameron Fleming and Marcus Martin visiting Monday and Tuesday. They have used free agency in recent years to fill holes on the roster, allowing them to keep their draft board more pure. After trying but failing to sign Sammy Watkins, that appears to be their course again. — Todd Archer

Dallas has sat out free agency thus far, not signing a single free agent from another team.

Suh will have interest, including possibly from the Seahawks, but interest from the Cowboys does not seem likely given their philosophy since 2013 of building through the draft.

The Dolphins released Suh on Wednesday, designating him a post-June 1 cut. He was slated to earn $17 million this year, with a cap number of $26.2 million.

Free-agent tight end Martellus Bennett, Derick Brassard Youth jersey a veteran of 10 NFL seasons, hinted at retirement in a Twitter post on Thursday, saying he’s decided to move on from the world of football.
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Bennett previously stated his intention to retire after this past season. He split the 2017 campaign between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots, struggling through a shoulder injury before being placed on injured reserve by the latter club.

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Raiders get deal done with Tahir Whitehead Jersey

The Raiders have announced the deal for linebacker Tahir Whitehead, finishing a busy day. (Or are they finished?)

The Raiders signed Whitehead, receiver Jordy Nelson, running back Doug Martin, safety Marcus Gilchrist, fullback Keith Smith and tight end Derek Carrier. They released receiver Michael Crabtree.

He ed 44 games, with eight starts, in four seasons in San Francisco after the 49ers made him a second-round pick. He made 5.5 sacks and 76 tackles.

Davis鈥?complaint is far from the first legal action taken against the NFL by a team鈥檚 cheer squad in recent years. In 2013, it took a lawsuit to get the Raiderettes minimum wage and overtime pay. One year later, the team settled a wage-theft lawsuit with its cheerleaders for $1.25 million. The Bills disbanded their cheer team rather than face a legal challenge over alleged violations of minimum wage laws. In 2015, the Buccaneers settled a suit with their dance team for $825,000 after a former cheerleader claimed her hourly pay after all the program鈥檚 obligations came out to a paltry $2 per hour.

That鈥檚 the heart of Davis鈥?complaint 鈥?and it may signal the start of some significant changes in New Orleans and throughout the NFL.

However it shakes out, Rodgers will emerge as the highest-paid er in NFL history, with $28 million man Kirk Cousins and $27 million man Matthew Stafford in the same division. As always, however, the devil as to Rodgers’ deal will be dancing around in the details.

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Mathis, who retired from the NFL following the 2016 season, is selling his 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA Mint 9 card through Heritage Auctions.

The auction site estimates the card to be worth $3.5 million, which would set a record for the highest price ever paid for a baseball card at auction, according to the Associated Press.

The current record Harrison Smith Womens Jersey is $3.12 million, which someone paid two years ago for a Honus Wagner 1909 card.

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Washington announces Alex Smith trade

It seems like months ago that the Chiefs traded Alex Smith to Washington. The teams agreed to the trade on January 30, with the Chiefs getting cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick, but it didn’t become official until now.

Washington announced the transaction, with Smith holding an introductory press conference tomorrow at the team training complex.

Kilgore joins Josh Sitton on a revamped Dolphins line, and gives them some stability after Pouncey refused their generous offer of a pay cut.

The time arguably is right for more football, not during football season but during the seasons when football isn’t normally played. With The Spring League in place and the XFL returning in 2020 and the Alliance of American Football announced for 2019, there will be plenty of options, soon.

The question is this: Will there be plenty of fans?

The Alliance of American Football specifically will posture itself as a complement to the NFL. We want the players to do well, AAF co-founder Bill Polian said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Every Alliance contract is going to carry with it an ‘out’ for any player who has an opportunity at any time to go to the NFL. We recognize we’re not in competition with the NFL. We hope what we do augments what the NFL is doing.

Ebron’s $8.25 million salary would have been guaranteed in a little under an hour, so they parted ways with the former 10th overall pick (who went right before Taylor Lewan, Odell Beckham Jr., and Aaron Donald).

Ebron was productive last year, with 53 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns. But they didn’t think he was worth the money, so he heads to the market.

The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere.

Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many fans have advocated changing so that the ball goes back to the offense at the spot where the ball was fumbled.

Competition Committee Chairman Rich McKay said the play doesn’t happen often and the rule doesn’t need to be changed.

Tre Boston is set for unrestricted free agency while fellow starter Jahleel Addae remains under contract in Los Angeles.49ers_121

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Raiders expected to sign Derek Carrier Jersey

The Raiders have agreed to a three-year deal with tight end Derek Carrier, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.
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Carrier ed for four teams in his first six seasons and now moves again, leaving the Rams. He ed in 14 games with three starts last season in Los Angeles.

Carrier, 27, spent one season in Philadelphia, two in San Francisco and two in Washington before going to the Rams.

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The Giants, and general manager Dave Gettleman, have been careful not to tip their hand both when it comes to what direction the team might take with the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft as well as how committed the organization is to 37-year-old quarterback Eli Manning.

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But Henderson, who has Crohn’s disease, has served 14 games in substance-abuse suspensions in four seasons.

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The Panthers checked off another big box in free agency, though they still have work to do at the position.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, defensive end Julius Peppers will return to the Panthers, on what is expected to be a one-year deal.

Le’Veon Bell Jersey wants to finish his career with the Steelers

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell isn’t willing to accept the team’s offer on a long-term deal. But he has accepted this truth: Bell hopes to spend his entire career in the city he now calls home.
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Pittsburgh, Bell said via Twitter on Monday night, the city that took in a 21-year old kid from small-town Ohio, the city I battled thru adversity in, the city that I became a man in. I love everything about being a Pittsburgh Steeler, and I want nothing more than to finish the rest of my career in Pitt!

Some would say that, if Bell feels this way, he should accept the best long-term offer that the team has made. But the Steelers surely aren’t offering a lifetime contract for Bell. Indeed, the Steelers typically offer no fully-guaranteed payments beyond the first year of a long-term contract. Although a large signing bonus could make it difficult to dump Bell after only one year, the non-guaranteed back end of a multi-year contract gives Bell no real security.

The 32-year-old Tedd Ginn Jr. finished second among the team’s wide receivers with 53 receptions for 787 yards in 2017. No one else on the roster managed more than 10 receptions last year as Payton shifted the offense toward his running backs.

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera Nicklas Grossmann Jersey got a contract extension this offseason, and so did Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney.

And they know that might not mean a thing.

The two of them are under contract through 2020, but the Panthers are in the process of being sold by founder Jerry Richardson, who wanted to make sure his guys got their gold watches on his way out the door. But with the expectation that a new owner will be voted on at the May owner’s meeting, Rivera knows that when they take the field this fall, they’re auditioning for a new boss who has no vested interest in them personally.

Asked if that forced the Panthers into an all-in mindset this year, he acknowledged the elephant in the room.

Jets bring in Terrelle Pryor Jersey, desperate for bounce-back season

The Jets are making all sorts of signings and moves to secure their quarterback for the present and find one for their future, but they have not done much this offseason to upgrade their offense. They are looking around, though, and will bring in Terrelle Pryor for a visit, The Post confirmed.
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Pryor was in Seattle on Monday, meeting with the Seahawks.

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Whenever Parcells needed a yard, or 2 or 3, he could impose his will on a game during the Super Bowl XXV season by pounding the rock behind the bludgeoning of LT Jumbo Elliott, LG William Roberts and TE Mark Bavaro.

Ironically, it was Parcells’ unleashing of Lawrence Taylor that first precipitated the rush to find blue-chip left tackles.

Gettleman has found one. He found RG Trai Turner in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft in Carolina. Turner has made three consecutive Pro Bowls.

It has been a sad sight watching the Giants offensive line get pushed around these last few years.

Gettleman, man of his word, has begun drawing a line in the sand.
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Bully for him. Bully for the New York Football Giants.

The Giants see the 6-5, 264-pound Wynn as a good fit in the 3-4 front that new defensive coordinator James Bettcher is bringing in. Wynn can stop the run while the defensive end/linebackers on the outside 鈥?now to include Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon 鈥?attack the quarterback.

The makeover of the defense is ongoing, and re-signing Wynn is a small piece in the puzzle. A trade with the Rams imported Alec Ogletree, who instantly becomes the Giants’ most accomplished linebacker. The free-agency signing of Kareem Martin from the Cardinals adds a defensive end-size outside linebacker who fits perfectly in Bettcher’s system. On Monday, the Giants are meeting with Josh Mauro, a defensive end with the LeBron James Womens Jersey Cardinals the past four seasons, another player well-versed in Bettcher’s defense.

I know there are people within the NFL who probably wish I talked less about the officiating, or whatever it was that rankled them, McDonough said. I was assured by people at ESPN as they were considering a reboot that that wasn’t really an issue.

Packers sign CB Kyle Fuller to offer sheet; Bears quickly match

The Green Bay Packers signed Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to a lucrative offer sheet that would have helped solve their coverage problem, but the Bears didn’t wait more than a couple of hours to match the offer.

To get Fuller to sign the offer sheet, the Packers were probably surprised they only had to offer $18 million guaranteed since similar cornerbacks such as Trumaine Johnson ($45 million) and Malcolm Butler ($30 million) received far more. Usually a team will make the deal tough for the other team to stomach, but the Packers appear to have handed Fuller to them on a very digestible platter.

The transition-tag salary is based on the top 10 salary-cap numbers from the previous year at a given position. Once the player signs the one-year transition tender it becomes guaranteed, so at worst Fuller would have made $12.9 million this year.

The Packers would have had no problem coming up with the cash for a large signing bonus, but they aren’t busting at the seams with salary-cap space and signing a cornerback with a big salary would have eaten up a lot of what they have available.

The Colts have cut defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, who they signed last March to a three-year, $27 million deal, in their second surprising move of the day.

The decision to cut Hankins comes when the Colts are moving to a new 4-3 defensive system under coordinator Matt Eberflus. This, according to a league source, was the driving force behind the decision to part with Hankins.

Hankins was a productive and disruptive player on the Colts’ defense in 2017, quickly becoming one of its best performers. He certainly demonstrated no lack of talent and lived up to the contract he was awarded. But in 2018, the switch to a speed-based defense appears to have changed the team’s view of Hankins’ fit. The major emphasis on speed and quickness would, theoretically, limit Hankins’ effectiveness in the new scheme.

Hankins, 25, immediately becomes a free agent, and a coveted one, at that.

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