Broncos get words of wisdom from Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware

The Broncos have gone younger at a number of positions since they won a Super Bowl, but they don’t mind letting some of the old guys from that team hang around.

According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, the Broncos had Peyton Manning talk to the team after Thursday’s OTA practice.

He just talked a little bit about being a pro, and what that means, and how that’s something that is not just while they’re here, Broncos quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan said. It’s on the field, it’s in the meeting rooms, the weight room. It’s when they are away from the facility. I think that was a great message he could convey to the entire team.

At only 23 years old, Danielle Hunter already has 25.5 NFL sacks under his belt. All-time, that number is good for 10th in NFL history for a 23-year-old. The only names ahead of him are Shawne Merriman, Robert Quinn, Aldon Smith, Terrell Suggs, Mario Williams, Von Miller, Derrick Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul and J.J. Watt, who have collectively made 39 Pro Bowls in their NFL careers.

This time, it’s his hamstring. The injury isn’t considered serious and Nagy said he should be healed in time for training camp. Veteran Sam Acho will challenge Lynch for a starting job this summer and sixth-round pick Kylie Fitts will be in play for reps. But if this hamstring issue is a sign of what’s to come with Lynch, the Bears’ pass rush could be in a world of hurt. It’s also a reminder of why Lynch was signed to a one-year deal in free agency. He has a lot to prove this season, including his ability to stay healthy and produce for 16 games.

Then, when the President first attacked the NFL and its players last September over what was at the time a tiny handful of protesting players, the NFL spent a lot of time talking to players but doing nothing to actually fix the problem. Then, when the mess had almost completely subsided, the NFL tried to finally fix the problem. And somehow only made it worse. Now what? Hiding under the bed and waiting for it to go away won’t work. So what will? If only there were someone making more than $40 million per year to deal quickly, effectively, and proactively with situations like this one.

Titans new offensive coordinator, Mariota learning together

Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur wants to make sure Marcus Mariota is comfortable with Tennessee’s new offense so he plans to call plays that best fit the quarterback.

Mariota is busy learning his latest NFL offense, but any talk about what plays the fourth-year QB prefers will have to wait at least until he knows everything LaFleur is asking him to run.

LaFleur’s biggest challenge is making sure the Titans put Mariota in position to take advantage of his skills. Tennessee fired coach Mike Mularkey after winning the franchise’s first playoff game in 14 years because they didn’t get enough out of Mariota and the offense last season despite going 9-7.

The Titans tied for 22nd in the NFL with 33 touchdowns despite tying for second with 18 TDs rushing. Only four teams threw fewer passes than Tennessee (496), and the Titans ranked 23rd averaging 199.4 yards passing per game. They also fell to 15th in the league running the ball for an average of 114.6 yards.

LaFleur joined Tennessee from the Los Angeles Rams who scored a league-high 29.9 points per game last season. What LaFleur wants from the Titans all starts with the run game and his very mobile quarterback.

When I came down here, I didn’t expect to sign anything, Lewis added. I was just coming down here to get a feel. Once I saw Aaron and Jimmy, it was a no-brainer after that.

Lewis, 34, was released by the Jaguars in March after the team had picked up his one-year, $3.5 million option in February. His signing filled a glaring need – a blocking tight end – and gives the Packers another veteran at the position with Graham, a five-time Pro Bowler, and Lance Kendricks.

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Keenum has been in the league since 2013 but had attempted only 777 passes in 26 games prior to taking over for injured Sam Bradford as Minnesota’s starter last season. He exploded for a career season, completing 68 percent of his 481 regular-season attempts for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

Keenum’s inconsistent production over the years and short mean we can’t assume that Denver’s offense will come anywhere close to what it was in the Peyton Manning era — or even to where Minnesota’s offense was last season — but it’s fairly safe to assume that it will be better than last year’s unit, which averaged just 1.7 touchdowns per game (26th).
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Les Snead, after an amazing run of additions in free agency, could afford to operate without first- or second-round picks. But he ended up with volume, anyway. There were a lot of boxes checked in terms of remaining depth, but LA’s draft class is not nearly as exciting as its veteran haul.

Bob Quinn vowed to fixed the running game, and Ragnow’s interior blocking will help. Trading up for Johnson, however, was questionable for the backfield, and Walker was a reach for the secondary. The Lions ignoring linebacker and tight end was not good.

This first draft for Reggie McKenzie with Jon Gruden as coach seemed to have a little disconnect after the solid first-round selection of Miller. Hall and Parker were developmental reaches, while Key, even with his pass-rush upside, carries considerable baggage. Hurst was taken off most teams’ boards because of medical concerns and could end up being a throwaway pick. Ateman is intriguing but also a weird pick, as Martavis Bryant and Ryan Switzer were acquired during the draft. Too many Gruden grinders, not enough Gruden gems.

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Elissa Ennis, the ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, took the stand Thursday and admitted she lied to police and fabricated domestic violence claims.
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Ennis originally told police Foster punched her 10 times, dragged her down a flight of stairs, threw her phone, physically forced her outside and then spit on her. The 49ers linebacker was arrested on felony domestic violence and weapons charges in February. He was officially聽charged聽in April despite Ennis recanting her story later that month.

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The Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 on Feb. 4 for the organization’s first Super Bowl title.

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Both Jenkins and Long are among the leaders of The Players Coalition, a group of players that met with NFL executives last fall to push for social change. The NFL pledged $89 million over several years to help causes in the inner cities.

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Darnold, 20, known as a gunslinger with some mechanics issues, enters New York with the weight of the world on his shoulders. But new head coach Todd Bowles believes in his rookie QB.
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Bowles said Friday, via ESPN.com, that Darnold will have a chance to start this season. Veteran Josh McCown is currently penciled in as the starter, but Darnold will play if he beats him out in training camp.

Mayfield, Chubb and Ward will face more questions as they develop on the field, but at least one thing is indisputable right now: The right attitude is in place.

It’s new, sleek, professional and built to last. Like Mayfield says, it’s a good mixture.

It’s a mentality that you’re not going to take ‘no’ for an answer, Mayfield said. It doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past. It’s about, ‘What are you going to do now to make this team better?’
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The winner Wednesday night earns a berth in the Stanley Cup Final opposite the Vegas Golden Knights, who will try for hockey’s biggest prize in their inaugural season.

Washington forced Wednesday’s winner-take-all matchup with a dominating 3-0 victory in Game 6. In a series in which home ice has not been a clear advantage, the Lightning are hoping it provides an edge in Game 7.

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Oh, most definitely. Even though I may not be there every day, I feel like I’ve left my imprint on things. So I’d rather do that than be an endorser of something, where I’m having to do commercials and photo shoots and go to events. I just want to believe in someone else, that they have a great idea, and try to back it as much as I can financially. And if they do need a little push from me, you know, I’m not saying I’m the biggest name in sports or in the entertainment business, but a lot of people follow me on social media and a lot of people know and watch basketball.

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Hoyer and 2018 seventh-round draft choice Danny Etling of LSU were the only quarterbacks on the field during Tuesday’s OTA. Director of player personnel Nick Caserio played the role of quarterback in some drills, which he’s done in the past, even when Brady has been present.

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman (3-3, 3.88 ERA) faces White Sox right-hander James Shields (1-4, 4.88) on Tuesday night. Gausman struggled in his previous start, yielding six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 6-2 loss at Boston. Shields is 0-4 with a 4.74 ERA in nine appearances since he beat Kansas City on opening day.

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The retirement came after Incognito and the Bills agreed to a renegotiated contract in March that included a $1.7 million pay cut in 2018, which would have been the final season of Incognito’s contract. Days before retiring in April, Incognito fired his agent, David Dunn, in a tweet.
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To be honest, I’m not sure 90 wins without a playoff spot would do it for the Mariners, who have the longest postseason drought in baseball and haven’t played past Game 162 since 2001. Their front office is led by a GM, Jerry Dipoto, who has a fantastic reputation but only one playoff appearance among three seasons in Anaheim and two in Seattle. His handpicked manager, Scott Servais, was hired without any dugout experience (he was Dipoto’s assistant GM with the Angels) and hasn’t reached October. The Mariners have the worst farm system in baseball by a pretty good margin. If they don’t win this year, you might very well start hearing talk of wobbly chairs in that front office.

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This is why the Saints traded up to grab Davenport. He is a long (6’6, 264 lbs) and quick (4.58) edge-rusher with enough power to win with strength and enough bend to win around the edge. He had 8.5 sacks last season, and that should be the kind of production he has as a rookie, at a minimum.

Having Jordan opposite him is going to help Davenport. The veteran is going to command most of the attention early in the season. Once Davenport does make a name for himself, it’s still going to be difficult to double-team both him and Jordan.

The Saints now have bookend pass-rushers, and their defense will be much better because of it.
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There’s a reason Denver felt comfortable with Booker as its lead tailback. In his rookie campaign, he saw significant snaps because Anderson’s knee injury limited him to seven games. The Utah product finished that season with 877 yards from scrimmage. Over the past two years, he’s also been a factor in the short passing game.聽

It’s always wise to add depth, but Booker should run away with the starting job and toward the best season of his professional career.

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The Lions ranked in the bottom half under the sacks category in the previous year, so there’s a need for added pocket pressure. Detroit’s coaching staff will find ways to maximize Kennard’s skill set as a pass-rusher.

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That’s a huge number even for a quality backup, one with eight sacks last season, so the Jaguars are better off taking a wait-and-see approach on Fowler’s long-term future. If Fowler has a breakout year in 2018, the Jaguars can still sign him to a contract extension or take the less appealing option of a franchise tag (already $17.143 million for defensive ends next season) to keep him from becoming a free agent.

Unlike the Blake Bortles fifth-year option decision before the quarterback signed a three-year deal, the Jaguars have the D-line depth to see if Fowler keeps ascending. Yannick Ngakoue, who starts ahead of Fowler, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack are ahead of him in the Jaguars’ line for extensions.

New York Giants Will Grier, QB, West Virginia: The former Florida transfer has a cannon and can wing it down the field. If he takes another step forward in his second year with Dana Holgerson, he could be highly-coveted. 3. New York Jets Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina: He missed a lot of 2017 with injury, but when Samuel plays he’s a high-impact guy who can take the top off of a defense. His one-handed touchdown snag in the Gamecocks’ season opener last year was ridiculous. The Jets need to get Sam Darnold a true No. 1 weapon to grow with.

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There’s a lot of reps to rotate those guys in, Marinelli said Friday. It will be kind of a different role for him a little bit, but Jaylon can do that in a heartbeat, and so can the other guys. But you just don’t want to give him too many things to think about right now.

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Lal declined to expound on the inconsistencies he saw.

It echoed what McClay said after the draft in a radio interview, pointing out Bryant’s inability to win one-on-one, to win downfield as well as the receiver’s inconsistency. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who remains close with Bryant, disagreed earlier this week, saying Bryant still Nick Martin Jersey can make a significant contribution to a team.
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Lal also provided a complimentary assessment of Bryant’s game overall.

A rejuvenated Hanley Ramirez is the root cause, but based on some of Cora’s comments in the spring, his philosophy is to give more frequent rest to everyone. This affects Betts the most as he rarely sat under John Farrell. The hope, from a real and fantasy sense is a fresher player produces better numbers, mitigating the production lost from more at-bats. Keep this in mind when Dustin Pedroia returns as Cora will be forced to divvy up time in his infield as well.