Jets sign third-rounder Nathan Shepherd

The Jets continued whittling down their number of unsigned draft picks on Friday.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Jets have signed third-round choice Nathan Shepherd to a four-year deal. Shepherd is the fourth of six 2018 picks to agree to a deal, leaving first-round quarterback Sam Darnold and fourth-round tight end Chris Herndon as the unsigned members of the group.

That’s accurate. But James had just played a game that would’ve been the greatest career performance for about 99 percent of the NBA, and Thompson moved through remarking on it like he would any other routine task. He was hardly alone.

Korver held court for 15 minutes after the game. He talked about being compared to Dikembe Mutombo, golf, how his dive on the floor for a loose ball reminded people of Pete Rose and how he liked being 36 years old way more than he likes being 37 — “I wish I was 36; I loved being 36” — and only mentioned James’ incredible game in passing.

May is a time for NFL teams and fans to entertain all possibilities for the upcoming season. Even the league’s most downtrodden franchises can envision a swift rise, especially given the examples set by others last year. The Philadelphia Eagles became the first team since the 2009 New Orleans Saints to win the Super Bowl after finishing in last place in their division the previous season. The Jacksonville Jaguars captured the AFC South crown for the first time in franchise history after finishing in the cellar in 2016.

Randy Gregory will apply for NFL reinstatement on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Gregory received a one-year suspension in January 2017, after his third failed violation of the league’s drug-testing policy. Rapoport tweeted that Gregory recently spent more than six weeks in intensive drug and alcohol rehab in addition to counseling. Randy Gregory will reportedly apply for NFL reinstatement on Thursday; he received a one-year suspension after multiple failed drug tests.ravens_100

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