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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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At the time of his retirement, Incognito remained under investigation by the NFL for an allegation made by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue that Incognito used racial slurs during the Bills’ AFC wild-card Jacob Trouba Womens Jersey playoff loss to the Jaguars in January.
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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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JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Sports Chicago shortly afterward confirmed that Franklin has been signed by the Bears after trying out during the team’s John Johnson Womens Jersey rookie minicamp.

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.

Robert Martin was playing Call of Duty when he got called to duty.

On the Sunday morning after the NFL Draft, as he tried to put out of his mind the uncertainty ahead, Martin was playing video games with a few of his former Rutgers teammates when the phone rang with a tryout offer for Giants rookie minicamp.

This is a real big opportunity for me, Martin said Saturday before the second of three practices. I want to show them that I can play and I haven’t reached my peak yet. I want them to see my mindset is to work and make a play when my name is called.

He’s just a professional, the slugger said. The definition of it. He comes in here, works his butt off every single day. Doesn’t matter if you need him at DH, third base, first base, probably plays some outfield, too. He just comes out here and does his job.

Walker, who went 2-for-5, clubbed reliever Chris Hatcher’s 93-mph fastball into the outfield for a single, scoring Gary Sanchez easily as the throw home from center fielder Mark Canha sailed wide right.

According to the Panthers’ website, running back Fozzy Whittaker tore the ACL in his right knee during a non-contact drill on Monday. As a result, the Panthers have placed Whittaker on injured reserve.

In an Instagram post, Whittaker vowed to returnand quoted Captain America.

Whittaker, who is set to become a free agent next year, might not be a household name around the league, but he’s an important role player for the Panthers. He didn’t do much last season, but in 2016, he racked up 491 yards from scrimmage in a limited role. It could be a devastating injury for Whittaker, who will turn the dreaded running back age of 30 after the season, when he’ll enter free agency.

No, not pumped up, Carter said. Classical music is more my after-the-game-to-relax (choice) and get my mind off things.

Carter developed into a five-star football recruit at a Georgia high school that didn’t offer orchestra, so he took up other options: Tuba and baritone stuck. Others didn’t.

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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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Without getting into specifics, I just saw more inconsistencies in his game [than in previous years].

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.

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According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Falcons have agreed to a new five-year extension with quarterback Matt Ryan, which hits a new benchmark for annual average, and includes $100 million guaranteed.

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Green Bay traded down and ended up with Louisville’s Jaire Alexander, while Minnesota stayed put and got UCF’s Mike Hughes at No. 30.

Would it finally break in the Capitals’ favor? Of course not. Bonino scored the series winner 6:32 into overtime to send Pittsburgh to the Eastern Conference Final. At least it helped give us the origins of the “Bonino, Bonino, Boninooooo!” call from Hockey Night Punjabi.

Howie Kendrick (R), 14.5 percent, Washington Nationals at New York Mets (LHP Steven Matz): With Daniel Murphy (knee) expected to remain sidelined until next week, the vet has some short-term utility as a fill-in at either second base or left field. Kendrick enjoyed a .385 wOBA against southpaws in 2017 and has gone 3-for-10 against them to start 2018.

Neither corner should have gone ahead of Jackson, the Iowa prospect who wasn’t taken in Round 1. Alexander has more flair, but Jackson is more well-rounded. Hughes might be limited to slot duty, while Jackson has more immediate starting ability outside. Jackson would fit the Colts early in Round 2.

Rozier: “You have to fight, and that’s what we did. We had each other’s back, and we never stopped believing that we were going to win, and we did what we have to do in overtime.”

Stevens: “Sometimes I think they’re at their best when those things happen, you know? I think it’s just a resilient group of kids. Not kids, men.”

There are multiple ways Carolina could go with pick No. 24 given the number of needs they have, particularly for an impact starter. If they aren’t quite sold on Reid, Moore or others available at those positions, then they should have a few other options from which to choose.

“Obviously we would love to keep adding parts to the secondary,” said Hurney. “I do think if we can help the secondary, if we can help the pass rush, if we can add skills players on the offensive side of the ball, that’s something we’d love to do while still keeping our offensive line and defensive line strong because really that’s the key. You’ve got to protect the passer and you’ve got to rush the passer.”

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It was a collective deal, McClay said in a radio appearance with ESPN 103.3 FM (h/t Dallas Carlos Rodon Authentic Jersey Morning News). The (inability) to win one-on-one, to win down field. There was inconsistency as well as some huge things in his play. So what’s best moving forward for Dez Bryant the Cowboys, we just made that decision. It’s a production-based business.

McGahn had hoped to hire Flood last summer, at a time when Trump was personally represented by New York lawyer Marc Kasowitz.

Flood declined, however, after clashing with Kasowitz 鈥?who soon after was replaced by John Dowd. Dowd selected Cobb, 68, a seasoned white-collar defense lawyer who joined the White House team in August from the Hogan Lovells firm.

Brandon resigned abruptly after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a team employee, and reports that he may not have been forthright with co-owner Kim Pegula when confronted about the charges. The league’s already conducting an investigation of misconduct by soon-to-be-former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who put his team up for sale after a report in Sports Illustrated outlining charges of sexual and racial harassment in the workplace. They haven’t updated that one in the months since beginning the investigation began, so the idea of turning things around quickly in Buffalo seems unusual.

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All of this year’s receiver prospects come with a big knock. Moore’s is that he doesn’t have a lot of tricky releases off the line of scrimmage and rarely gets himself open. Too many of his catches, whether on deep jump balls or comebacks, are contested. Moore will have to learn the craft of getting open at the NFL level.

The workout results suggest there’s plenty of untapped potential there. Maybe Turner (who, kidding aside, works well with receivers) and Newton can help him find it.

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(I’ll start) by saying how grateful I am to the Vikings organization and all the coaches, the whole staff 鈥?on taking a chance on me, Carlson said. I can’t wait to join the team. 鈥?I’just very excited and I feel very blessed to be in a position that I am today and to have been drafted by an amazing organization.

A source said Forbath was very disappointed by the selection of Carlson. When reached Saturday, Forbath apparently hung up. He did not return messages that were then left.

Forbath took over for an ineffective Blair Walsh midway through the 2016 season and was Minnesota’s kicker last season. He signed a one-year, $775,000 contract last month but it is nonguaranteed.

Calvin Ridley averaged just 12.4 yards per reception in his career and caught just 19 touchdown passes in three seasons, five of them last year. Those are low figures for someone touted as a DeSean Jackson-like home-run threat.

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The receiver has made it clear from minutes after he was released by the Cowboys last week that he would prefer to stay in the NFC East, and the rumor mill has quickly zeroed in on MetLife Stadium as a likely destination.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs — one earned — and six hits in 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. He retired his first 10 batters and did not allow a runner into scoring position until the seventh inning.

His objective every year is to outperform his contract and his own goals. And like every player, yes, he thinks about his contract 鈥?it’s a pretty natural thing to do. Every team’s management knows this.

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Clifford, who took a medical leave of absence earlier this season, had been with Charlotte since their final season as the Bobcats. But back-to-back seasons finishing 10 games below .500 marked the end of his tenure with the franchise. Newly hired GM Mitch Kupchak will now lead the search for a coach who can lead the Hornets to their first playoff series win since 2002.

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The good feelings from Orlando’s hot start quickly faded as the Magic slumped to a 25-57 finish, leading to Vogel being fired after two seasons at the helm. Vogel was 54-110 in two seasons with the Magic.

A season-ending win over the Cleveland Cavaliers wasn’t enough to save Hornacek, who was fired when the team got back to New York after the finale. Hornacek was 60-104 in two seasons with the Knicks.

Despite the support of superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was fired 45 games into the season, his fourth at the helm of the Bucks. Longtime NBA assistant Prunty was named the interim coach for the remainder of the season and guided Milwaukee to a 21-16 finish and a first-round playoff matchup with the Toronto Raptors.

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