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Geoff Swaim ready for opportunity to replace Jason Witten

He has played 28 games in three seasons, making nine catches for 94 yards.

It’s self-evidently a very big year. Contract year, this and that, Swaim said. It’s really just a chance for me to see what I can make of myself. That’s pretty much how I look at it. I really don’t look too far ahead in the future, and I mean that sincerely. I’m a pretty simple dude. I try to think of just what can I do now and what’s relevant right now. Everything else doesn’t matter.

Fortunately, his teammate Davante Adams said shortly afterward that Matthews was OK.

I wanted to let everybody know Clay is all right, Adams said. He’s got a little boo-boo on his nose, but he’ll be all right. He’s a tough guy.

NFL teams are always concerned any time a player does anything off the field that could result in injury, but a charity softball game is usually a low-impact sporting event. Matthews was unlucky to get hit in the face, but lucky not to have anything more than a little boo-boo.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Matthews is believed to have a broken nose and is being treated at an emergency room.

Gregorius took over at the position for Jeter in 2015, following Jeter’s retirement the previous year. Jeter is now a Marlins owner.

Gregorius has come back to life lately. In his last 12 games, he’s hitting.295, or 13-for-44.

Judge is good (health wise), manager Aaron Boone said. Obviously I was really relieved that he was good to go (Saturday) and obviously (he hit) the big home run. I just decided after the game that with the off day (Monday) that I wanted to give him a couple (days off). He fought me a little bit on it… but I wanted to play the long game a little bit.

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Adam Silver talks anthem, sports betting, the Sixers and more in annual NBA Finals address

Speaking before Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Commissioner Adam Silver said there have been no discussions with the National Basketball Players Association about changing the league’s policy regarding the national anthem, and said that the NFL is in a very different situation than the NBA when it comes to the rule.

In terms of the anthem policy, of course I’ve watched what the NFL has done, Silver said Thursday evening. I feel that they’re in a very different situation than the NBA is in. Of course, we’ve had a rule on our books that precedes David Stern. It was put in place by Larry O’Brien in the early ’80s.

From my standpoint, it’s been about respect — respect for the institution, respect for the fans, respect for the country that these players are playing in. In the case of the NBA, of course, 25 percent of our league is comprised of players who aren’t American. So it’s hard to say in the case of the NBA it’s about patriotism when a quarter of our players aren’t even American.

During the half-hour news conference, Silver also touched on a number of other issues, from the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for a fourth straight time in the NBA Finals, to gambling, to the possibility of a hard cap.

But given the events of the past few days, it wasn’t surprising that one of the first answers Silver gave was to a question about the status of the investigation into the possible links between Twitter accounts and Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo, an investigation the team announced Wednesday after the accounts came to light in a story published by The Ringer on Tuesday night.

We’re trying to get it out of them to understand, ‘Hey, you might not be a 60-snap-a-game guy. You might be a 15 snap-per-game guy, do the best job in your role and how you can help us win.’

Guenther was one of Jon Gruden’s first hires after being brought back for a second stint as coach in Oakland back in January and immediately given a tough task.

The Raiders defense has consistently been one of the league’s worst the past 15 years under coordinators Chuck Bresnahan, Rob Ryan, John Marshall, Jason Tarver, Ken Norton Jr. and John Pagano.

Oakland ranks last in the NFL in takeaways and points allowed in that span, second worst in yards allowed per game and third worst in sacks as the unit has struggled consistently from the front seven to the secondary.

Namath estimates that he suffered five concussions.

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During an interview this week at the Cowboys’ annual Reliant Home Run Derby, Prescott revealed that he’s set a pretty lofty career goal for himself: He wants to be remembered as the best quarterback in Cowboys history. The subject came up on Wednesday after Prescott was asked if there’s any pressure that comes with potentially signing a huge contract after the 2018 season. I want to be the best I can, Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News.

I want to be the best quarterback that the Cowboys ever had. So when I go in each and every day, it’s just about being the best player I can be. All that stuff comes when you play the game well. If Prescott wants to be the best quarterback in Cowboys history, he’s definitely going to have to win a few Super Bowls. The Cowboys have two Hall of Famers in Aikman and Staubach, who both won multiple Lombardi trophies during their career. There’s also Romo, who is the team’s career passing leader with 34,183 yards.

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Ballard, though, believes the Colts already had talent on the roster and that new coach Frank Reich’s offensive system will lift players across the board. Indianapolis will be using a combination of a hurry-up offense with concepts Reich learned while serving as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-champion Eagles.

Everyone thinks you have to have dominant wideouts, Ballard said. It’s great if you do, but you can have dominant (running) backs and two tight ends that play and create some mismatches and problems for the defense. I think you’ll see Frank and Nick (Sirianni, the Colts’ new offensive coordinator) do a lot of that this year.

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Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves.

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St. Louis (26-20) didn’t lack for chances on Tuesday night, but simply couldn’t convert. The Cardinals actually outhit Kansas City (15-33) 11-10 but didn’t come up with any hits with men in scoring position. It was a reversal of form from their last four games, when they scored 29 runs.

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Kansas City will try to replicate that performance in Wednesday’s series finale at Busch Stadium behind its best starter this year, right-hander Jake Junis (5-3, 3.51). He’s coming off a 5-2 win on Friday night over the New York Yankees in Kauffman Stadium.

Junis lasted 5 1/3 innings and 101 pitches in that game, permitting seven hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Both runs scored after he departed.

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As a boundary defender, Lewis mirrored receivers and didn’t allow too many big plays or much cushion for yards after the catch. He may have surrendered some touchdowns along the way, but it’s part of the learning process as a first-year player.

The negotiation period would last 90 days, and Boulton would be required to report back to the city with progress every 30 days.

The move is one of several attempting to bring a variety of entertainment to the Jersey Shore casino town seemingly on the verge of a revival.
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The empty, 5,500-seat stadium quickly declined, as weather and vandals took their toll. It was renovated and renamed Surf Stadium in 2012 and hosted a Little League tournament, but a professional team has yet to call the ballpark home.

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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the running back is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

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Petty spent three seasons with New York after being selected in the fourth round of the 2015 draft. He played in 10 games for the Jets, throwing for 1,353 yards and four touchdowns with 10 interceptions, and went 1-6 as a starter.

… The Panthers announced that defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller resigned following an investigation into complaints of inappropriate conduct.

… The Bills hired Dan Morgan to take over as their player personnel director.

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In some quarters, that is construed as a pejorative.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, former Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro is apparently somehow soft because he preferred a warm-weather destination in free agency.

Catanzaro grew up in South Carolina, and spent his first three years playing in Arizona. Where it’s, you know, warm. This offseason, he signed with the Buccaneers, where he gets to enjoy pleasant weather and the absence of state income taxes. And also, not playing for the Jets.

Some commentators have said it was clear from the start that the commission would not address paying college athletes, as that was not its charge. However, Rice stated after the Chad Henne Womens Jersey recommendations were released that the commission could have addressed the issue if it had chosen to do so.

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Oakland was the best opportunity. Jon Gruden was a big pull, Johnson said, via the San Jose Mercury News. Me coming here and visiting and talking to the coaching staff, it just went off well. Oakland had the best plan for me at my age that I’m at now.

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There is already a group dedicated to examining rules involving transfers. Apparently that is not a deterrent to the commission rendering its judgment as it was in the case of name, image and likeness.