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This March, Browns stalwart left tackle Joe Thomas decided to call it a career. Thomas is a funny guy and he hosts a weekly podcast with another former Brown, Andrew Hawkins. So we hope he’ll make an appearance 鈥?even if all he does is make a silly face.
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His recovery from ACL surgery will likely shape the trajectory of the Texans’ season. If he’s healthy and the knee is strong, Watson could be a breakout star for a team that is talented enough to compete for a spot in the playoffs in 2018.聽

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He put up the best passing numbers of his career under Schwartz (and then offensive coordinator Scott Linehan), but became a more well-rounded quarterback under Caldwell (and offensive coordinators Joe Lombardi and Jim Bob Cooter).

Patricia played offensive line in college (much like Caldwell played defensive back before moving primarily to the offensive side as a coach) and apprenticed under one of the top defensive minds of this generation in Deshaun Watson Womens Jersey Bill Belichick.

We’re both competitive people,Stafford said. He’s competitive out on the field, I’m competitive. He’s asking me non-stop, I’m talking to him non-stop. He’s out there a bunch as a head coach, kind of standing behind me looking at the defense and seeing it kind of as I see it. So there’s constant back and forth of, ‘Hey, what’d you see? Did this guy give it away?’ Whatever. But we’re always talking.

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Sean McVay, Rams react to Aaron Donald skipping OTAs

Aaron Donald has made true to his promise to sit out organized team activities with the Rams until he got a new contract, which has prompted members of the team to speak out.

Coach Sean McVay took a diplomatic approach when asked about Donald’s contract, saying both sides are trying to reach a resolution.

“It is something that we want to get resolved,” McVay said, via “As far as a timetable, don’t really have any dates on that.”

Donald also skipped OTAs last year, along with training camp in the summer as he pushed for a new contract. But McVay said he’s more optimistic about negotiations this year.

“He and I have had good dialogue,” McVay said. “I spoke with him last week. This feels a lot different than last year. Certainly, any time that you have something where the team comes together, to have a player that’s as important as he is here, you would prefer that. But it is voluntary. We understand that, and we have a lot of respect and understanding for what’s going on.”

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The NFL has tolerated something less that absolute competence and performance by employing part-time officials, many of whom otherwise have full-time jobs. The NFL has done that because, quite frankly, it’s far cheaper this way. The cheaper route won’t be an option when millions of dollars will be legally changing hands every week based on the outcome of games.

In the past, a bad beat caused by officials would from time to time create a ruckus, like when former NFL referee Scott Green made a mistake at the end of a Chargers-Steelers game in 2008. With legalized gambling, that ruckus quickly could become a full-blown inquisition. And if enough of those happen, Congress could make the NFL’s worst nightmare come to fruition by creating a federal agency that oversees all American professional sports.

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The Kansas City Chiefs swapped out receivers at the back end of their roster on Wednesday.
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The Chiefs signed former East Carolina wide receiver Davon Grayson and waived Oklahoma wide receiver Jordan Smallwood.

Grayson caught 59 passes for 886 yards and six touchdowns as a senior last season at East Carolina. All three marks were career-highs for Grayson despite missing all of the 2016 season due to injury. He appeared in 37 career games with 135 catches for 1,767 yards and 13 touchdowns during his five years at East Carolina.

Smallwood went undrafted as well earlier this month before being signed by the Chiefs on May 8.

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Then came concerns about his diet. He’s not eating meat! the pearl-clutching personnel execs privately said, while also admiring Tom Brady’s avocado ice cream habit.

Next, it was the notion that some within the 49ers organization believe Kaepernick is more committed to social justice work than playing football. That was quickly refuted, but that didn’t matter. The anti-Kaepernick crowd had another talking point that would endure.
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Eventually, as more and more quarterbacks were getting jobs 鈥?and as more and more fans and media members were saying, Yo, what the f鈥搆? 鈥?media members started pushing overt baloney regarding the actual football evaluations of Kaepernick’s abilities.

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Quarterback Tom Brady will not be at the opening of the New England Patriots’ organized team activities on Monday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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The Falcons’ organized activities began Monday without star receiver Julio Jones in attendance, Deion Jones Authentic Jersey a source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

The early returns have been positive from the Giants’ perspective.
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yeah, you hear things, but I’m sure glad that I truly believe in a clean slate, Shurmur said. He’s been nothing but professional, he’s been out here competing, he’s one of the guys that has been here almost every single day, and I haven’t seen anything that somebody might have thought I heard. He’s been great.

Before Tuesday’s practice, Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t address Brady’s absence, as Brady is the only starting quarterback in the NFL to not attend voluntary OTAs.

I’m not going to talk about the people that aren’t here, Belichick said. Guys that are here are improving, they’re working hard, and those are the guys we’re going to focus on. … It’s a great opportunity for them and for our team to come together.

The group doesn’t include tight end Rob Gronkowski, as he has also remained away from the voluntary work. In a similar response to a question about Brady, Belichick said he wouldn’t talk about Gronkowski’s absence.

He threw a lot of strikes, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said of Lynn. I know he wasn’t happy to walk his last hitter of the night, but overall, again, he protected the bullpen. Scoreless game for a while, but he kept putting zeros up for us and gave us a chance.
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Dozier’s big night was a good sign for the struggling leadoff hitter. He entered with four hits in his last 33 at-bats (.121 average) with one RBI in nine games. Dozier had been taking extra batting practice in recent days.

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Among the notable star players whose year was cut short was defensive end J.J. Watt. However, head coach Bill O’Brien said during an appearance on聽Good Morning Football聽that he does not expect any rust from Watt in his return:
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Beyond the statistics, he didn’t look rattled and took his shots downfield. The Chiefs already had their speedy deep threat in wideout Tyreek Hill, and then they acquired Sammy Watkins, who’s performed below expectations as a former No. 4 overall pick. Yet, when healthy, he’s tough to cover one-on-one. Don’t forget tight end Travis Kelce and running back Kareem Hunt in the backfield.聽

Kansas City loaded the roster with dynamic playmakers just in time to provide its potential franchise quarterback with the tools to succeed. Mahomes has the confidence in his arm and the weapons around him to transform the Chiefs offense into a powerhouse.

Wideout Mike Williams started his rookie season on the physically unable to perform list due to a back injury. Upon his return, he saw limited snaps before dealing with an ailing knee down the stretch.聽

Drafted in the second round last offseason, Lamp has yet to be fully cleared to participate in all football-related drills聽but is expected to receive medical approval in the near future, Wyche was told.
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For now, the 24-year-old Lamp is participating in some on-field workouts and drills with the Chargers. The plan, though, is for the 6-foot-4, 310-pounder to jump in and compete for a starting guard role across from Dan Feeney.

The setback is worth noting — no surgery is truly minor — but Lamp has ample opportunity to win the job if he can return in time for OTAs, if Tobias Harris Authentic Jersey not training camp.

Less than a month later, the Rams head coach once again highlighted the open lines of communication as a reason for hope that both sides will eventually come to an agreement.

He’s responding more than he was at this time last year, so that’s what I feel good about, McVay said Tuesday.

Ben Roethlisberger’s earlier comments on media shed light on draft criticism

Ben Roethlisberger has found himself in a firestorm over comments made over the past week concerning his disappointment over how the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, presumably as his heir apparent.

Comments Roethlisberger made earlier this year in an interview in retrospect shed some light on why the quarterback remains so outspoken on such matters despite the criticism it invites.

I always hoped we would get to a point where if things don’t go our way, we’re still extremely competitive because we have a kind of foundation in place, he said. Things haven’t always gone our way, but these guys are really talented, they’re really tough, they fit Boston. And hopefully we keep playing well.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Celtics are the first team in NBA history to reach the conference finals in back-to-back seasons, while returning only four players from one year to the next (Smart, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and Terry Rozier). That are advancing to the Eastern Conference finals in consecutive seasons for the first time since doing so five straight times from 1984 to 1988.

The Patriots, where Patricia worked for 14 seasons, said in a statement Thursday that they did not know about the charge until this week. One of Patricia’s old coaches and colleagues from his college days at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — when the incident occurred — said no one in that program was aware of the arrest, either. And Banner said he doesn’t believe the Browns, who interviewed Patricia and hoped to hire him for their head-coaching job in January of 2016, ever came across the information in their background checks of Patricia.

I spoke to them after the fact and they were nothing but glowing about him and how serious and real their interest was, said Banner, whose time with the Browns predated their interview with Patricia.

I spoke to people involved in the interviewing process there and they had nothing but very positive things to say about him. I think if they knew this, that wouldn’t have been the case.

Of course, in the #MeToo era, the focus on these type of allegations is heightened, and no matter when news of his arrest came out, that’s something Patricia and the Lions couldn’t avoid.

Nothing should eliminate a candidate because of a headline, said Casserly, now an analyst with NFL Network.

The research should eliminate a candidate. I think we jump on headlines too much. Go back to the Duke lacrosse (case), OK?

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Spence would have been entering his second season with the Lions after signing a three-year, $9 million contract last offseason. But with the team’s upcoming switch from an attacking defensive front to a focus on gap control, the 26-year-old lineman’s skill set was no longer a fit.

The trade gives the Lions nine picks in next year’s draft. The team traded away its third-rounder in 2019 for a fourth-round selection this year — used to add Alabama’s Carlos Ruiz Jersey Da’Shawn Hand but acquired an extra fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round choice by dealing away Laken Tomlinson, Johnson Bademosi and Spence.

The owner told reporters at the Gridiron Gala held by the United Way of NYC he hopes the Giants and Beckham can find common ground on a multi-year contract.

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I wouldn’t say a sense of urgency, Mara said, via the New York Post. The contract will get done when it’s supposed to get done. I think that’s the Dave Gettleman line. I’m gonna adopt that, I think, all spring, all summer, as long as it takes.

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If not for off-field trouble that left him off the University of Florida team last year and a positive drug test at the Scouting Combine, wide receiver Antonio Callaway may have been off the board long before the Browns were picking in the fourth round.
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Callaway did have those issues, though, and that meant Cleveland was able to roll the dice on him during the final day in the draft. Callaway joined his new team at their rookie minicamp this weekend and said he’s learned from mistakes day by day as he grows from being what he called young and immature.

Callaway also said that he appreciates Browns General Manager John Dorsey taking the chance on him and vowed to make sure that the G.M. Ronnie Lott Jersey won’t regret it.
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But the Packers felt that Alabama’s JK Scott, more of a finesse punter, was a better fit for them this season. So Vogel will get a chance to make a roster elsewhere.

To make room on the 90-player roster for Vogel, the Browns cut quarterback Joel Stave. He was fourth on their depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield and Drew Stanton, and the Browns may have felt there just weren’t going to be enough reps available in camp to justify keeping four quarterbacks. Stave played his college football at Wisconsin and has made a long journey around the NFL since going undrafted in 2016, with stops in Minnesota, Seattle, Kansas City, Washington, the New York Jets and now Cleveland. He has yet to play in a regular-season game.

Eric Thames hit two-run home runs in back-to-back 2-0 wins over Cincinnati this week, and he loves playing against the Reds, especially in April. Thames is hitting .406 with 10 HRs and 17 RBIs against Cincinnati in April over the past two seasons. He joined Joe Panik (first two games of 2018) and Yogi Berra (1955) as the only players in MLB history to have one home run account for all the runs between both teams in back-to-back games, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. — Nitzberg

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They no longer feel that way.

According to Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, the Chiefs have released the defensive lineman.

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James and Jones are still expected to participate in minicamp.

My old Puck Daddy colleague Justin Bourne of The Athletic touched on it in a recent column (paywall): When you get healthy-scratched for weeks on end before finally dressing, the ideal situation isn’t playing 10 minutes with no special teams alongside fourth liners. That’s been the biggest difference for all those Vegas players who could barely crack a lineup — suddenly they’re getting the same opportunities as the league’s best Womens Spencer Pulley Jersey players, and boy howdy, don’t your stats look better when you get time on the power play and log 17 minutes.

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With the NFL draft set to kick off next week, the top picks in the first round have yet to take shape.

What has become clear: Quarterbacks should fly off the board quickly, with demand once again seemingly outweighing supply. How exactly the dominoes fall at that position could set the rest of the first round into motion.

1. Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Taking the strong-armed Allen seemed almost unfathomable even just a few weeks ago. Now buzz continues to build that Cleveland is make a considerable gamble on the quarterback who might have the highest upside of any thrower.

3. Jets (from Colts) — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: Passing up Josh Rosen could be a difficult proposition for GM Mike Maccagnan given how well-aligned the draft’s most pro-ready quarterback appears to be with offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates’ philosophy. But Mayfield generates a unique spark for an offense in need of someone who can create on the fly. If his brashness and signature flare translate to the Jets, Broadway Baker will be a phenomenon.

Most importantly, he allows any team to recalibrate its offense and ease the burden on the rest of the unit, which would be a welcome development for a Cleveland attack that could still be finding its footing with a young passer and new left tackle after Joe Thomas’ retirement.

Broncos — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: Maybe John Elway really is satisfied with Case Keenum and prepared to bypass a top quarterback should one fall to him. Yet it’s difficult to imagine Elway being satiated with a short-term solution when he’s staring at a potential franchise passer that has proven so elusive so far. Rosen’s refined skill set would be an even more welcome addition should Keenum prove to be a one-year wonder.

Colts (from Jets) — Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State: A run on quarterbacks would be a welcome development for Indianapolis, which would have its pick of most of the top non-skill position players after trading back to this spot. Solidifying the offensive front for Andrew Luck with someone like Quenton Nelson could be a strong consideration. But it’s hard to overstate the value that Chubb, the draft’s pre-eminent pass rusher, would bring to a defense that ranked second to last in sacks last season.