Month: June 2018

Tarik Cohen Jersey has been at every position in Matt Nagy’s offense

When Matt Nagy was first hired as the new head coach of the Bears, running back Tarik Cohen said he thought he could play a similar role on offense to the one Tyreek Hill played while Nagy was the offensive coordinator in Kansas City.
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So … is Eric Saubert for real in your opinion from what you’ve seen in camp? I know no pads and whatnot, but the video I saw of his timing with Matt Ryan was good and his hands looked even better. I’ve heard he stood out from you among others. Two legit tight end threats could be huge!

Matt: Eric Saubert (pictured at the top of the page) definitely caught my eye during OTAs and minicamp, Randy. I wrote about it here. Is he for real, as pushing for more playing time this season? We’ll find out soon enough. Saubert, who’s entering his second year in the league, has caught everything in sight and has looked great in the practices I’ve been able to attend. Yes, it’s early and the pads aren’t on yet, but he definitely looks better and more confident. If he can duplicate what he’s done during camp in training camp and throughout the preseason, well, that would indeed be huge for the Falcons.

Ajayi rushed for 408 yards in seven regular-season games for the Eagles last year, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. He added 184 yards in three postseason games, averaging 4.4 yards per attempt.

With LeGarrette Blount now gone, Ajayi could get more chances, as running backs coach Duce Staley has recently suggested. And Ajayi had flashes of dominance during his time with the Dolphins, generating a trio of 200-plus-yard rushing games in 2016, with two of them coming consecutively in wins over the Steelers and the Bills.

The question for Ajayi becomes whether Andre Burakovsky Authentic Jersey he should try to get a new deal before the season, or whether he should roll the dice on having a big season, Larry Johnson Womens Jersey forcing the Eagles into a Steelers-style franchise-tag conundrum, especially since the tag for tailbacks so greatly outpaces the current running back market.

QB Josh Rosen Jersey gets rid of the ball while being rushed during Tuesday’s minicamp

NFL quarterbacks have sufficient motivation to get rid of the ball quickly in games, because 300-pound defensive linemen with bad intentions are constantly barreling down at them.
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In practice, there is no such threat, as the rushers always let up lest they injure the precious commodities. Even so, the Cardinals quarterbacks know how important it is to drop back with urgency during offseason work, as the ability to make correct split-second decisions in the pocket is one of the most important aspects of the job.

Josh really felt the pressure in the pocket starting to collapse, did a great job stepping Jay McClement Youth Jersey up, keeping his eyes down the field and making a completed ball, Wilks said. You can see his athleticism, but most importantly, his focus not to Chaz Green Authentic Jersey be a runner first and still have his attention down the field, trying to execute the pass.

Bradford’s injury history has been well-documented, as well as the time missed on the field because of those injuries. There was

an ankle problem in 2010, a torn ACL in 2013, a re-tear of the ACL in 2014, a shoulder injury in 2015 and then a knee bruise that later needed surgery in 2017.

Bradford said his knee felt good, coming off a season that had been possibly the most frustrating of his career. He starred in a three-touchdown game to open 2017, but the knee problem ended up basically costing him the rest of the season. He briefly returned, starting in Week 5 but unable to finish the game. He did return in the postseason as the Vikings’ backup to Case Keenum.

As a player, you can’t focus on it, Bradford said. I trust the process I’ve been through to this point, I know the strength staff here, the training staff here, we talked … about putting in the plan to make sure my knee is as healthy as it can be come Week One.

Pick Six Podcast: Exercising caution on Sam Darnold Jersey reports from Jets

When the New York Jets traded up from No. 6 to No. 3 in this year’s NFL draft, pretty much everybody knew they were going to wind up with their quarterback of the future at that spot. Because they had already re-signed Josh McCown and brought in Teddy Bridgewater, however, we didn’t know whether that player would also be the Jets’ quarterback of the present.
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Certainly, there didn’t appear to be much pressure for whoever was tabbed in that spot to start right away, given that the Jets had two viable starters on hand.  The early reports out of Jets camp, though, indicate that Sam Darnold may be up to the task. Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates has been extremely impressed with the way Darnold has picked up the playbook, even floating the possibility that he could be the team’s starter if he continues to progress in this fashion.

Time for some college coaches.

You aren’t going to see Nick Saban here. He tried the NFL and didn’t like it—or more appropriately, it didn’t like him.

You won’t see Urban Meyer or PJ Tucker Womens Jersey Dabo Swinney, either. The chance of either of those coaches leaving wildly lucrative jobs where they have absolute power is approximately minus-34 percent.

It’s bound to be better than it was last year, when the Lions ranked dead last. The team has invested Omri Casspi Authentic Jersey plenty of resources to make sure the run game improves. The Lions signed free agent LeGarrette Blount, an ex-Patriots player fresh off a Super Bowl victory with the Eagles. They drafted two offensive linemen, including Arkansas center Frank Ragnow in the first round, to beef up the disappointing unit.

In the second round, they drafted Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson, who is the kind of between-the-tackles runner the Lions have been missing in short-yardage, smash-mouth situations. General manager Bob Quinn, with just six draft picks this year, tripled down on the run game and took San Diego State fullback Nick Bawden in the seventh round. But the would-be lead blocker’s year was cut short when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during minicamp.

What’s the defensive scheme?

The Lions have a deep history of excellent play from their defensive line out of the 4-3 alignment. From Alex Karras and the Fearsome Foursome of the 1960s to Doug English and Al (Bubba) Baker’s Silver Rush of the 1970s and ’80s to Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril in the early part of this decade.

Clayton Kershaw could start Thursday after successful simulated game

After pitching a successful simulated game Saturday, Clayton Kershaw told reporters he should be ready to make a start in five days if the Dodgers give the OK.

That could set him up for a start as early as Thursday at home against the Phillies.

Kershaw, who has not pitched since May 1 because of bicep tendinitis, faced Cody Bellinger, Chase Utley, Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes in the 60-pitch simulated game.

Kershaw added that he expects to throw a bullpen session in the next few days to further test his arm.

Rockies: RHP Scott Oberg (back strain) and LHP Mike Dunn (upper back strain), who are both on the 10-day DL, are slated to begin their respective rehab assignments. The two are scheduled to pitch an inning apiece Saturday for Triple-A Albuquerque at Fresno and then each work another inning Monday for high Class A Lancaster at Modesto.

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (1-4, 5.45 ERA) has gone 1-2 with a 6.28 ERA since his recall for his second stint with Miami this season.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (4-2) will be looking to bounce back from a loss in his last outing, when he gave up three runs in a 12-2 loss earlier this week to the New York Mets.

Orioles: OF Trey Mancini (stiff neck) struck out as a pinch hitter in the eighth. He did not start for the second straight game. … INF Tim Beckham (core muscle surgery) could return Monday. He has been out since April 25.

Braves: RHP Mike Soroka was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with right shoulder inflammation. It is the rookie’s second DL stint with the shoulder issue. He missed 24 games from May 17 to June 13. He allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings and his velocity dropped in the Braves’ 11-4 win at Toronto on Tuesday. Santana was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. … RHP Mike Foltynewicz (right triceps tightness) threw on the side without problems and could come off the DL to start Monday against the Reds.

As part of the team’s celebration of Hank Aaron this week, the Braves wore 1974 throwback uniforms.

Fans booed after the Braves announced the length of the game forced the team to cancel the postgame fireworks show.

Davis was hitting only .150 when he was given 10 days to work on his swing with hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh and vice president of baseball operations Brady Anderson. Davis, in the third season of a seven-year, $161 million contract, described changes to his swing as drastic.

I think the break was obviously more just to give me an opportunity to sit down and try to make some of these adjustments and not have to go out and do it in the game, Davis said.

Backup Johnny Manziel Jersey supports Hamilton’s starter

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Johnny Manziel commences his first regular season with the team as No. Ryan Succop Authentic Jersey 2 on the depth chart. And he says he’s OK with that.
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We’re all behind Jeremiah [Masoli], starting tomorrow, Manziel said Friday, via the Associated Press. More than anything, I want a win for this team. It’s more than me. It’s more than just one individual. It’s a team effort and it takes everybody we have on this roster to go out and win games.

Hamilton coach June Jones has said Manziel could become the best player in CFL history. Which means Jones regards Manziel as a player who could be starting, sooner than later.

Often, a player facing a PED or substance-abuse suspension tells teammates about the situation, and it goes from there. While that arguably doesn’t excuse team, league, or union officials from confirming the chatter, it’s a lot easier to make the argument that a player’s confidentiality rights were violated if he can say with authority that he did nothing to jeopardize them.

The guy is as solid a teammate as I’ve ever had and he’s very quiet, very reserved and super competitive, Neil Walker said before the Yankees’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

His limited participation level, however, doesn’t surprise when considering Kuechly underwent shoulder surgery in February and continues rehabilitation. Tavon Austin Womens Jersey

Kuechly has experience dealing with the recovery process after a previous shoulder procedure in 2016 and wasn’t full speed until training camp.

While it is a different year, the all-world linebacker is taking the same approach with a belief he’ll be ready when the Panthers kick off camp in late July.

That’s the plan, Kuechly told reporters Tuesday, via the Panthers’ official website. That’s how it went last time, and everything went well. I don’t anticipate it being any different.

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The 49ers got a jump start on their 2018 offseason changes by trading for Jimmy Garoppolo in October. After locking up the franchise QB with a long-term contract in February, San Francisco is focused on supporting its grand investment.
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John Lynch’s first year as general manager was more of a feeling-out period than anything; finding the team’s biggest weaknesses and working to get the essential building blocks. This year has been about piling on some strengths and adding leadership to lift a young team.

In his five winning starts to end the 2017 season, Garoppolo often carried the offense. He has a lot more help on Womens Abry Jones Jersey which to lean in 2018.

Shanahan was not sure Carlos Hyde was the right player to run behind the 49ers’ zone-blocking system, so the team did not pay to bring back the 27-year-old rusher. That opening allowed the coach to hand-pick his type of feature back, Jerick McKinnon.

The Phillies started off the season red hot but have cooled down as of late with key injuries to players such as Rhys Hoskins, who suffered a broken jaw in a game against the Dodgers.

Philadelphia is 6-4 in its last 10 after losing five of their previous six before that run.

G was intense. Always positive. He was a great, great teammate to be around, added Andy Pettitte, who stressed communication is a manager’s top priority these days. He was just wonderful to be around.

In addition to his personality and baseball smarts, Giambi could also bring some varied life experience to a clubhouse.

A lot went right during his career — he played in 45 playoff games, joined the 400-home run club and signed a mega-contract Antonio Garcia Jersey with the Yankees. But there were also plenty of downs; a tumor ruined his 2004 season and he was later revealed to be one of the faces of the PED era. Outed in the BALCO scandal, he made a public apology for his steroid use before the 2005 season, though his words were far from specific.

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Myles Jack will be taking over middle linebacker duties and said he wants to take on the same kind of leadership role as well.

He was the alpha dog in the linebacker room, Jack said, via He was the voice. If we didn’t know something we would look to him. If it was a decision to be made, we would look to him and get his opinion on it or anything. He was first in line when we asked questions. Now it’s kind of like, OK, you see how Poz handled himself, the decisions he made, try to emulate that because the decisions he made were the best ones and they were unselfish and they were best for the team. So that’s what I try to emulate.

Tight end Lance Kendricks sat on the bench last fall after Trump’s remarks, saying he wanted to bring awareness to disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. But after the initial flurry, the Packers stood together with arms locked. Cornerback Kevin King also sat in September, and he said this week he was frustrated by the continued twisting of the meanings of the protests, which happened during the anthem without being protests of the anthem.

Corner, safety, nickel, dime, whatever it is, I’ll be ready, Awuzie said. I definitely know what the safeties do, but right now it’s pretty confirmed that I’ll play corner.

Awuzie feels more comfortable than a year ago. Not only does he have a year of experience, but he’s healthy. Awuzie’s hamstring, well, hamstrung him last season.

He didn’t get it fully healed until the second half of the season, contributing a lot the final seven games.

Johnny Manziel Jersey takes a late hit, says he expects more of them

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Johnny Manziel played his second Canadian Football League preseason game today, and after taking a late hit in the game, he said he’s expecting more of that from his CFL opponents.
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Maikel Franco (R), 40 percent, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers (LHP Brent Suter): While Suter has pitched better of late, he’s still a highly combustible hurler. He’s a soft-tossing, pitch-to-contact lefty who has allowed multiple home runs in four of his last six starts. Meanwhile, Citizens Bank Park is an elite venue for right-handed power, and Franco owns a .222 ISO versus lefties in 2018.

Thomas is close to joining the elite conversation.

I feel like that will come, Thomas said. When you look at the guys that are the top receivers in the league, they’ve all played multiple years ahead of me. I feel like I’m staying consistent. It’s [two years into my career], so everybody wants to see what I’m going to do next. I feel like that’s what makes it Womens Ishmaa’ily Kitchen Jersey fun. That’s what I live for, to be able to take that next step and then see what [people] say.

Once the numbers line up, I’ll be right there with the best of them.

The additions of Cameron Meredith in free agency and Tre’Quan Smith as a third-round draft pick should help Thomas continue to do what he does.

Curtis Granderson (L), 5 percent, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles (RHP Kevin Gausman): The Gausman train has derailed. After posting a 3.18 ERA over his first eight starts, his ERA has Joe Thornton Jersey skyrocketed to 4.63. Allowing six-plus in three of your last four outings will do that. Gausman could certainly rebound soon, but he looks like an easy target for the time being. For his part, Granderson owns an .846 OPS against righties over the last three seasons.

Jets rookie TE Chris Herndon Jersey charged with DWI after New Jersey crash

Chris Herndon, a fourth-round selection by the Jets in the latest NFL Draft, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his vehicle into another early Saturday morning in New Jersey, the Miami Herald reported.
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A spokesperson told the Herald that Herndon totaled a vehicle driven by a 76-year-old man when he drove Ibraheim Campbell Womens Jersey his Nissan Armada SUV into it about 20 minutes away from the Jets’ training facility.

Indians manager Terry Francona didn’t want to use Allen who took a grounder off his foot while getting the save on Friday but the closer told his manager he could pitch.

He just got behind in the count and had to come in with a fastball, Francona said.

Warwick Saupold (4-1) worked two scoreless innings of relief. He entered in the 11th with two on and nobody out, got out of the jam and then pitched a pitched 12th.

We put him in a really bad situation, and he saved us, Gardenhire said.

The report said Eagles owner Jeff Lurie didn’t want to put the players in a tough spot, so he decided to send a smaller contingent to the White House. Other players were going to have an optional day at the facility. Now, no trip at all.

Houston RHP Charlie Morton (7-1, 2.84 ERA) is coming off his first loss in his worst start of the season nine hits and six runs in 5 1/3 Ryan Goins Authentic Jersey innings in a 9-3 loss to Boston. Texas LHP Mike Minor (4-4, 5.76) is facing the Astros for the third time this season. He was 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in the first two.Thompson drives in run off Sale, White Sox beat Boston 1-0

BOSTON One run off Chris Sale was enough for Dylan Covey and the Chicago White Sox even in Fenway Park.

This is not Luck’s first experience with an upstart football league. He served several years in the late 1990s as president of the World League of American Football, which he helped rebrand as NFL Europe. He also served as Vice President of Business Development and CEO of the league.

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I’ve gotta get back, bro,Shazier said during an appearance on Nix’s podcast. Every day, bro. Every day I’m like right now, I’m reading a book and it’s basically saying trust the process, bro. I’m really trusting the process and I know the end goal. I’m taking it every step of the way but I’m like, I’m giving it like my football effort, like 1,000, everything I’ve got.Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has confirmed that Shazier won’t play in 2018 but says the linebacker will remain involved with the team while he works toward his long-term goal of playing football again.

For now, that involvement includes mentoring and coaching Pittsburgh’s linebackers. He’s always around,tight end Jesse James said. He’s in meetings, I Carlos Hyde Jersey see him working in the training room, working in the weight room. Just taking it one day at a time, doing his thing, helping the team as much as he can.

About a year ago Dont’a Hightower, a Patriots captain, described playing under Belichick (and, for what it’s worth, Nick Saban at Alabama) Adam Shaheen Womens Jersey as hell. MORE PATRIOTS – What to watch for at OTAs Here’s his quote in full. I’m very lucky and blessed. It’s worth it, but it’s been hell,he said. And I’d be lying I said anything different. Nick and Bill were obviously close friends when they coached together in Cleveland. It doesn’t surprise me how much success they have whenever you look at how much they live, breathe and die football. They’re literally the exact same.It’s worth it because of the winning

But the winning is a product, at least in part, of the hellishexperience. Before Thursday’s OTA practice at Gillette Stadium, I asked Belichick if it’s important to him to find ways for players to feel like they’re enjoying themselves as they go through the rigors of the program. His reply was predictable. What we feel is important to us is to win,he said. So, that’s really what we’re trying to do.Belichick will, however, do some things that players like.