NFL Draft 2018: Could the Browns actually select a QB at No. 1 and 4?

The Browns have made some interesting quarterback decisions over the last few years, and their position in the 2018 NFL Draft sets them up for a chance at redemption or a way to continue the trend of disappointment.

That means two top-4 picks in this year’s draft would sit the bench the entire season, neither guaranteed a starting job in Year 2, either. Supposing one of them were to win the starting job in 2019, the other would be left to rot as a backup or be traded. Either way, the Browns waste a top-4 pick.

The Browns own five picks in the top 64 picks. They don’t even need to take one quarterback with their top-two picks. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is largely considered the best player in the draft and would immediately upgrade the Browns’ roster. Cleveland could then take N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb at No. 4 to bolster their pass rush. That way it gets two immediate starters that could be perennial Pro Bowlers.

With so many picks in the second round, Cleveland could then trade back up into the first round to get either Mason Rudolph or Lamar Jackson, who could become the best two quarterbacks in this draft.

The allure of taking a quarterback early has bitten the Browns time and time again. It’s time to change their ways by waiting on a quarterback and taking players actually capable of helping them win games.

Pina, who spent his first two big league seasons with the Royals, was hitting .219 with a homer and three RBIs when he went on the DL retroactive to April 13 with a strained left calf.

In other news, shortstop Orlando Arcia got the day off because of stomach pain, though his ailing ankle was fine. Left-hander Boone Logan also threw a simulated game without any trouble from his left triceps strain, and is expected to join Double-A Biloxi on a rehab assignment.

Spoelstra said Friday he wasn’t “making any excuse” for Whiteside, but that injuries were simply part of the reality of playing in the NBA.

“Players have to go through that from time to time,” Spoelstra said. “But he played six weeks with that not at a level that he wanted to. Then we had to sit him out for six weeks, and from there it just became uneven.”

Spoelstra said several times during the Heat’s first-round series that it was his responsibility to get more from Whiteside, whose diminished minutes in the first two games of the series were in part due to the Sixers playing smaller lineups with Joel Embiid (orbital fracture) sidelined.

Embiid returned for Game 3, but that didn’t lead to more playing time for Whiteside. The Heat center picked up two fouls in the opening six minutes of the first quarter and was limited by foul trouble for much of the game.steelers_122

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They’ve been Vegas’ engine all season and one of the top lines in the NHL. Evander Kane (9-5-14 in 17 games with Sharks), Joe Pavelski (22-44-66) and Joonas Donskoi (14-18-32), meanwhile, were a minus-25 in shot attempts against the Ducks. But they’ve shown great chemistry, with seven goals together in the regular season. Advantage: Golden Knights.
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Brothers will be eligible to return to the Vikings after they play the Rams on Thursday, September 27.

Thomas Mars, an attorney who has helped Patterson and several of the other Ole Miss players through the transfer process, said hearing the quarterback’s reaction to being granted eligibility was one of the most rewarding experiences of his legal career. He said he was looking forward to similar conversations with other Ole Miss players who are hoping to play in 2018 after transferring this offseason.

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The Giants may be in the market for a certain very good young running back with the No. 2 overall pick Thursday night.
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But one of their existing backs appears to be on the shelf for a bit.

According to Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record, Giants running back Paul Perkins was a bystander during today’s minicamp because of a pectoral injury suffered while training, and his left arm was in a sling.

There was no word about the extent of the injury, or whether it happened during the Giants program or when he was working on his own beforehand.

Manziel was selected 22nd overall by Cleveland in the first round of the 2014 draft. Following a number of well-documented, off-field transgressions, he was cut from the club in March 2016, later photographed on that year’s draft night from a bar. Two years later, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner has made it his mission to turn his life around.

I am coming back from a huge downfall, Manziel said in a January interview with Good Morning America. I don’t know what kind of comeback it will be, but I know I want to get back on a football field, to what brought me so much joy in my life.

Allen, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Shaquem Griffin and Mason Rudolph joined Jason Witten at The Star, the Cowboys’ training facility, for a Day of Mentorship for young men from Witten’s Score Foundation sponsored by the Collection by Michael Strahan at JCPenney.

Morning hosts Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti took exception and railed back against a classless Francesa and Russo during an on-air talk Womens Seth Jones Jersey with WFAN boss Mark Chernoff. Esiason and Francesa have long feuded since the former Jets quarterback took over the morning spot alongside Craig Carton.

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According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the cornerback who has made headlines for the wrong reasons lately is going to sign with the Raiders.

Worley was cut by the Eagles, hours after he was arrested and tased near the team facility the weekend before their offseason program opened. He had been acquired in a trade with the Panthers for wide receiver Torrey Smith.

That changed in recent days when reports circulated the Browns would take Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield No. 1, which they did. When Saquon Barkley went to the Giants at No. 2, it cleared the way for the Jets to get Darnold, the man they hope can be the long-term answer at quarterback they have been searching for since Joe Namath left town four decades ago.

When it looked like he was going to slide to us, we were pretty excited to take him, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said.
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This is the sort of pick the Jets had in mind when they moved up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the draft in a trade with the Colts last month. They wanted to be in position to grab one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.

Gruden will be able to lead Womens Josh Ferguson Jersey a team through on-field work for the first time since he was coaching Tampa in 2008 when the Raiders kick off a three-day voluntary minicamp on Tuesday. The team has done two weeks of classroom and conditioning work and will now move onto seeing how players are picking things up.

Gruden said the minicamp is not going to be anything but teaching, which may not be as full speed as he’d like but it sounds like it will scratch the on-field itch all the same.

We want to go out there and communicate, execute and build on the camraderie we’ve established, Gruden said, via the East Bay Times. I want to see who can learn. Who loves to learn. Who loves football. To be on the field with these guys, breaking the huddle, hearing the calls, it’s really exciting, man.

Everyone on the Raiders roster has been taking part in the offseason program except for defensive end Khalil Mack. Mack is looking for a new deal, but Gruden said he leaves that to General Manager Reggie McKenzie while keeping his focus on the long-awaited return to the field.
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Bowles said there is no timetable for when Darnold would start.

Patriots expect both Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski to play this year

The fact that Tom Brady hasn’t specifically said that he’ll play this year (unless he has) likely isn’t a big deal. The fact that Rob Gronkowski hasn’t is more significant. In the end, however, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Patriots expect both players to suit up and play in 2018.

Apart from Gronkowski’s satisfaction or lack thereof with his pay, there’s also a belief that Gronkowski, Brady, and other Patriots continue to be salty about the inexplicable — and still unexplained — benching of cornerback Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl. A full eleven weeks later, coach Bill Belichick still hasn’t shed any light on the decision to use Butler for only one special-teams play and to keep him on the bench even after the Philly offense shredded the New England defense enough to force a change to the dime package during a 30-minute halftime.

It was a different strategy, partly based on some of the team’s more recent high picks not living up to their billing.

n some ways, it seemed like a logical course of action, especially with a 40-year-old quarterback. And, as it turned out, swapping out draft picks for players with a little more experience (Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, Mike Gillislee) did help the five-time champs get back to the big game.

But it doesn’t erase the fact that the all-important cupboard of draft talent is rather thin.

Looking at the big picture, the supply has emptied out in recent years. Whether the picks haven’t panned out or have been traded away for other assets, the Patriots need to make a splash this year. It’s time to replenish the supply of youth.

As drafts go, this is an important reload for Bill Belichick and the organization. Significant losses in free agency, namely left tackle Nate Solder, just heighten the urgency meter.

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The Packers had seven other exclusive rights free agents sign their tenders with the offseason program opening up this week. The group includes wide receiver Geronimo Allison, who has 35 catches for 455 yards and two touchdowns over the last two seasons, and backup quarterback Joe Callahan.

Defensive back Donatello Brown, wide receiver Michael Clark, running back Joe Kerridge, offensive lineman Adam Pankey and defensive back Jermaine Whitehead round out the group.

Get more to who we are and get this rotation back. This past weekend it caught up with us a little bit, but I think overall we’ve done all right.

Matt Koch and Braden Shipley seem to be the likely candidates to take Walker’s next turn through the rotation Friday. Koch broke camp with the team as a long reliever but was returned to Triple-A Reno last week. Right-hander Shelby Miller underwent Tommy John surgery early last season and is not scheduled to return to the mound until June.

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray will face Giants right-hander Chris Stratton on Wednesday.
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Miller was asked Tuesday about Chubb and the prospect of the Broncos drafting him next week.

[Chubb] looks like Khalil Mack and Von Miller put together, Miller said, via the Denver Post. He is a great player. I would love to have him on my team. You don’t come across guys like that often.

Chubb said last week that he had not visited the Broncos during the pre-draft process, although that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be the selection if he makes it through the first four picks and Denver stays put in the first round. If so, both Chubb and Miller think that the Broncos defense would have an elite talent on either side of formation.

The most controversial weather-related start came Saturday in Chicago, when the Braves and Chicago Cubs began their game at Wrigley Field with a temperature of 38 degrees and a wind chill of 28. The teams combined for 18 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four errors before the Cubs prevailed, 14-10.

I give both teams a lot of credit under the circumstances, Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters, because that game should not have been played.

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Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens are interested in Bryant.

The question becomes whether Bryant is interested in the Ravens, and whether the two sides can find an acceptable financial middle ground.
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Just focus on me, Anderson said. Use it as motivation. But I’m going to focus on myself. I still have a job. Try to help my team win games. But at the end of the day, getting shopped around or rumors I was getting traded, I’m going to use it as motivation to Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey show the organization I can still play at a high level.

The chance that Anderson leaves the team will likely improve if the Broncos take a running back in the early portion of the draft. Parting ways with Anderson, who ran 245 times for 1,007 yards last season, would clear $4.5 million under the salary cap

Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., the Braves’ top prospect, hit his first homer of the season for Triple-A Gwinnett, a two-run shot that powered an 8-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Acuna has gotten off to a rough start in the minors after a dazzling performance in spring training, batting just .139 through his first nine games without a homer or RBI.

With Preston Tucker off to a solid start for the Braves, there’s no rush to bring up Acuna, who already has passed the cutoff date to ensure the Braves retain an extra year of control before he’s eligible for free agency.

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Irving, who attended Game 1 and sat on the bench during the first half, was not spotted inside TD Garden for Game 2, but his teammates said his words of encouragement helped Mike Gartner Jersey them before Tuesday’s 120-106 triumph.

It’s notable that Celtics players have gone out of their way to praise Irving’s leadership, particularly when juxtaposed to a situation like San Antonio and the lingering uncertainty surrounding Kawhi Leonard.

The Celtics have won their first two games of the playoffs in large part because of the contributions of players such as Terry Rozier, who hasn’t committed a turnover in 78 minutes of floor time since elevating to a starting role in place of Irving.

Snyder then poses a pointed question to the Rookie of the Year candidate, the only player in the room, who is seated to the coach’s right in the front row, flanked by assistant coach Johnnie Bryant.

What do you got going there? Is that a new arrow thing you got going? Snyder asks, playfully referring to Mitchell’s post-shot celebration.

If Kyle Korver is healthy enough, he should play more. Korver’s effort has been a rare constant amid Cleveland’s endless melodrama. He’s not a stopper, but he tries, he’s in the right place and he has knack for deflections and gang rebounds — the little plays that galvanize lethargic teams. Also, he can shoot. The Cavs might want to explore smaller, all-shooting lineups with LeBron as the true power forward — groups that include LeBron, Love, and three of the George Hill/J.R. Smith/Rodney Hood/Jordan Clarkson/Korver/Cedi Osman crew.

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Even the competition is in Colin Kaepernick’s corner now.

Two days after working out in front of NFL scouts, including representatives from the Jets and Giants, former pro quarterback Johnny Manziel came to his beleaguered fellow passer’s defense on Twitter.

“This will probably cause an uproar, but I’m tired of the @Kaepernick7 vs myself comparisons and anger,” Manziel wrote on the social media site Saturday afternoon. “Kap is doing amazing things right now changing lives and donating millions of dollars. His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable.”

Manziel’s tweet storm ended with a direct address to Kaepernick, wishing him luck in the future.

“I rock with you @Kaepernick7,” he wrote. “You’ve always been good to me and I appreciate that. All the best in your journey my friend wherever that takes you.”

Rosen added he had worked out privately for the Giants, Jets, Browns and Bills.

After saying he learned through Instagram that the Jets had traded up to No. 3, he demurred when asked if he believed it was because he had worked out for the team a day earlier.

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Mitchell’s timetable accelerated because of his aptitude. He showed the ability to develop new skills — such as finishing off one foot in traffic, a focus in his offseason workouts with Bryant — and instantly incorporate them into his game, grasping through film study the appropriate times to use his new tools.

“These guys dig in,” Snyder says of Mitchell and Bryant. “It’s that kind of cycle of ‘practice it, recognize it, use it.’ That whole process is what makes these guys good together.”

Bergeron ranked fifth in faceoff percentage (57.3) and first in short-handed faceoff percentage (59.3) and finished at plus-21 in 64 games played.

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The team’s most valuable pass rusher is returning from Ghana on Monday and plans to report to work on Tuesday to sign his $17.14 million franchise tag, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
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Kendricks, 26, had another excellent season for the Vikings in 2017, recording a career-high 113 tackles to go along with a sack and an interception.聽Pro Football Focus聽gave him a grade of 75.1 for the season, 37th among linebackers.

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Secondary: Some things never change. The Packers allowed a 102.0 QB rating to opposing passers last season, second worst only to Cleveland. Morgan Burnett and Damarious Randall are gone, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is under contract through 2018. Green Bay brought Tramon Williams back, but corner remains a position of need.

Offensive line: The Packers had a lack of depth up front last season, and that hasn’t changed given Bryan Bulaga (ACL), Jason Spriggs (kneecap) and Kyle Murphy (foot) all ended last season on IR. Green Bay needs better protection for Rodgers.