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In the eight weeks and one day since the Saints’ 2017 season ended, I’ve been pointing out that, until the team signs quarterback Drew Brees to a new contract, he potentially will become a free agent. As of right now, no contract has been signed.
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As of right now, fewer than seven hours remain until Brees officially can entertain, via agent Tom Condon, offers from other teams.

The analysis boils down to the difference between whatever the Saints have offered and whatever someone else will offer. Surely, there’s a gap that would be big enough to get Brees to say, Well, I know I’ve said I’ll be staying with the Saints, but their best offer is simply too low in comparison to how another team values me.

I’ve been saying for eight weeks and a day that Brees’ repeated proclamations about not leaving New Orleans amount to a test for his current team. Will they take advantage of his comments and lowball him Or will they pay him what he deserves

Although Hayward still had one more year on his contract, the Chargers decided after a big season in 2017 to lock him up for two years beyond 2018. His cap hit would have been $5.1 million this year; there’s no word on how this deal will affect his cap hit.

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Consider this claim from Sherman: It gives me the ability to control my destiny. The 49ers have skin in the game. I have skin in the game. In my former contract, no Authentic Lonnie Chisenhall Jersey matter what I did this year, nothing would be guaranteed to me next year. I couldn’t feel secure in my contract. Now, if I play the way I know I’m capable of playing, I know I’m going to get paid.

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The best way for Sherman to control his destiny would have been to do a one-year deal, or at worst to use making the Pro Bowl not as a way to trigger future guarantees but as a catalyst for voiding the final two years.

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The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson to compete for the backup position.
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The team also officially announced the signing of cornerback Shareece Wright on Monday. Wright said last Ryan Getzlaf Jersey week he had agreed to join the Raiders.

Wright spent last season in Buffalo, where he had one interception and five passes defensed in 12 games.
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At the time, NFL rules said a pass was incomplete whenever the ball touched the ground. The league changed the rule after the Emanuel play to allow officials to judge whether the ball was under control by the receiver when it hit the ground. If so, the play could be called a catch.

Polian, for one, believes that it led to much of the current confusion. It is more difficult to officiate, because a referee — or replay official — must determine whether the receiver controlled the ball when it touched the ground.
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Daopoulos would be all in favor of that.

I think the guys on the field know what a football move is, he said. You get a feel for what goes on when a guy is in the process of making the catch. Sometimes you have to make gut calls on that. I really think that the individuals on the field are capable of making the decision of what a football move is and has he made the catch? That’s their job. That’s what they get paid to do. We put the best guys out there to make this decision and let them use their experience and knowledge to make a judgment.

Either way, wouldn’t this just swap the source of controversy?

If the receiver performs an act common to the game, Blandino said, if he performs a football move, whatever you want to call it, on the way to the ground, if you say that supersedes him having to hold the ball all the way to the ground, then that adds another layer of judgment for the official and in replay.

You’re just shifting the debate from, ‘Was he going to the ground and did he hold on to it?’ to ‘Did he make a football move?’

Beyond the off-field concerns, there are questions about his game, too.

Falcons G Ben Garland signs RFA tender

Falcons guard Ben Garland has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Garland will now be paid $2.914MM for the 2018 season.

Garland was one of 14 NFL restricted free agents to be tendered at the second-round level, and he’s the first to officially sign his tender. Atlanta also tendered safety Ricardo Allen at the second-round level, but he’s yet to sign his contract. There’s no rush for Allen or any restricted free agent to sign his tender, as RFAs have until April 20 to work out offer sheets with other clubs.

McKinnon’s contract is essentially a one-year deal that bloats to a salary he’s unlikely to justify, but he can line up all over the field and is a weapon. These moves will provide a jolt for a unit that didn’t need massive additions.

It’s brilliant theater for a franchise that has gone sideways since we took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.

Maccagnan, the plodding dyed-in-the-wool scout, finally put his well-traveled foot on the accelerator by making an aggressive move to jump up to secure one of the top quarterbacks in this class. There’s no turning back now: Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen or Baker Mayfield will be a Jet in exactly 41 days (April 26).

Maccagnan parted with precious draft capital — two second-round picks this year (Nos. 37 and 49) and a 2019 second-rounder — but it simply had to be done. The Jets might have technically “overpaid” to slide up three spots, based on the league’s draft value points system, but don’t pay much attention to this deal on paper. The value chart doesn’t factor in real-life dynamics at play.patriots_035

NFL free agent rumors: Lions closing in on Frank Gore Jersey

The Lions are in the market for a running back, and it appears they may have found their man.
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According to USA Today, Detroit is nearing a deal with veteran Frank Gore. The five-time Pro Bowler rushed for 961 yards and three touchdowns last season.

But according to ESPN, the Lions are still searching for a running back with LeGarrette Blount and DeMarco Murray still in the running.

After reaching the peak of Super Bowl 50 two years ago, the Broncos have sunk on the heels of two playoff-less seasons,To try to right the ship, Elway made it clear last month that he intended to scour the free-agent market to find his guy.

This is likely nothing more than a rumor and not something to worry about.

It would be shocking for the Bengals to trade away Burfict who has been one Zack Wheeler Jersey of Marvin Lewis ‘ guys and someone Lewis has defended without end.

With that said, former Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is now in the same role with the Raiders and he may be aiming to get his former linebacker to come to Oakland with him.

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The loyalty and passion of the fans is unmatched and it was an honor to play in front of them from the past 11 years.

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Even though I will be hanging up my cleats, I will always be a Cleveland Brown.

Though his career was marked by his excellence and endurance, he also was part of an era of unrivaled quarterback ineptitude. In his career, he protected a seemingly endless parade of starting QBs.

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NFL free agent rumors: Jets to sign DB Trumaine Johnson Jersey

The Jets have agreed to sign defensive back Trumaine Johnson to a deal, according to multiple reports.
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Johnson played all six of his seasons in the NFL with the Rams before agreeing to sign with the Jets.

Dion Lewis did sign with the Titans, but he lands in a complementary role behind Derrick Henry, not a featured one. Jonathan Stewart is signing with a Giants team run by former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman and the Jets decided to add former Browns early-down back Isaiah Crowell. But Doug Martin, Carlos Hyde, Jerick Ronnie Stanley Jersey McKinnon and others didn’t get much first-day buzz.

Sherman has been criticized about how he should have shopped himself and not settled for a low-ball deal as his own agent. But he landed in the same defensive scheme as that of the Seahawks, still got well compensated at $13 million per season coming off a ruptured Achilles in his age-30 season and gets to exact revenge on Seattle while playing for its rival down the coast. That’s a win.

Still, many quality players who are too expensive for their teams’ salary caps or have rising/declining value will hit the market.

NFL teams between Feb. 20 and March 6 also needed to decide which (if any) unrestricted free agents on whom to use the franchise tag, which tenders a player at a lucrative one-year guaranteed salary in line with the best-paid players at his position.

In the 2017 offseason, the Eagles (Alshon Jeffery), Jaguars (Calais Campbell), Rams (Robert Woods, Andrew Whitworth) and Vikings (Case Keenum) were among the teams who wisely spent in free agency to help them become playoff teams.
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After the NFL Combine, Saquon Barkley Jersey has the best odds to be drafted No. 1 overall

But the interesting thing about betting NFL Draft odds is that you’re not just betting on the best player, you have to consider fit and team needs. Consider the situation that the Browns are in, and the inherent value of a running back no matter how good he is.
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No, I’m not trying to change my throwing motion at all, Darnold said. I think I get the ball off pretty quick. There is kind of a windup but I think I get it off pretty quick and that’s Tristan Thompson Jersey the only thing that really matters to me.

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The can’t argue with results pitch: You want to leave that 26-30-1 record in the past and start racking up wins, Kirk? Take a walk down our hall in Denver 锟斤拷 past those three Lombardi Trophies on display 锟斤拷 and into John Elway’s office.

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What you’d have in Denver: It’ll be tight financially, but we plan to have Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders back in 2018. With the No. 5 pick in the draft, we can keep adding to the offense too.

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

Defense, though, is Bridges’ calling card, and it forms the foundation of his profile. His long arms are disruptive to opponents as evidenced by the 2.3 steals and 1.7 blocks he averages per 40 minutes. Those are only slight upticks from his career averages of 2.2 and 1.3. His length pops on film:

As a junior, Brunson is averaging 24.4 points per 40 minutes on a 68.7 true shooting percentage. He is a capable scorer from all three levels. He has the strength to create separation for his midrange jumper using his shoulder, enough craft to get to the rim despite not much top end speed and impressive 3-point numbers. From an NBA perspective, his career 40.6 3-point percentage on 318 attempts is noteworthy.

A long-term NBA backup can still lead an NCAA Tournament champion. Alongside Bridges, one of the sport’s best two-way players, Brunson and Villanova have positioned themselves to make another March run. No one-and-dones necessary.

All statistics in this article are current as of Jan. 16, 2018. Unless otherwise noted, they are pulled from Sports-Reference.

Snubs: Chris Paul has missed too many games; Lillard is on the cusp, but can’t beat out Green’s overall value; Jokic has not really made strides this year; Jordan (and teammate Lou Williams) would make a nice story representing the scrappy Clippers in LA, but the numbers have not been there consistently.

But Friday morning, Walker found himself in a situation he had never encountered during his seven years with the Hornets. The All-Star point guard has become available on the trade market with Charlotte looking at a potential teardown ahead of the Feb. 8 deadline, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

“I’ve seen [the rumors],” Walker said to a tight circle of media members after Friday’s practice. “This is the first time I’ve really been in this kind of situation. What can I do? I’m still here, and I’ve been here for the last seven years. I’m gonna do what I gotta do to help my team win games. All I can do. I have no control over those kinds of things.”indians_014

Cavaliers’ 3-way trade for Rodney Hood Jersey, George Hill nearly ruined by Kings, report says

The Cavaliers have completely overhauled a roster that was old, small and lacking defensively at the trade deadline. They brought in Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Lakers, George Hill from the Kings and Rodney Hood from the Jazz.
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However, the Cavs almost had their trade for Hill and Hood scuttled at 3 a.m. ET deadline day.

It was a challenge the Cavaliers didn’t think they would have to address and one they didn’t want to deal with at all, but the deal got done and the Cavaliers completed their roster overhaul. It was just a little harder than they planned.
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They’re allowing 43.3 percent shooting and 31.0 percent shooting from the 3-point line during the streak, and their defensive efficiency rating of 98.9 is easily the league’s best in the last 10 games. The offense (114.8 points per 100 possessions) has been great, too, but this team was built on defense, and that can carry Utah through times when the shots are not falling.

I wish the best for Aldon. And I’m scared for his life with his addiction. I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and [am] so happy he turned to my family who considers him family, and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs, Smith’s fiancée said.

San Francisco police, who identified Smith as a suspect Sunday in a statement, told ESPN on Monday that they still want to speak to him about the incident. Police said the accuser suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Smith, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and a first-team All Pro in 2012, has had numerous run-ins with the law. He has been arrested on DUI charges multiple times and has previously faced weapon charges, which were later reduced.
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Smith played nine games for Oakland in 2015, with seven starts, and had Authentic Martin Jones Jersey 3.5 sacks. But the NFL, in reaction to his numerous brushes with the law and the league’s substance abuse policy, suspended Smith for a year on Nov. 17, 2015, and has yet to reinstate him.

Jets release DL Mo Wilkerson Jersey

Mo Wilkerson is a Jet no more.
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New York on Wednesday informed the defensive lineman of his release after eight seasons, the team announced.

The move comes as no surprise and not just because it will save the Jets $12.5 million in salary cap space after Wilkerson signed a five-year contract extension worth $86 million in July 2016.

I’m not a good flyer, so personally, I always get nervous, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said, according to Wright. We kept seeing lights everywhere, and we were wondering if we were in Texas after 10 minutes, and we were landing. There was a problem with the plane, and they landed it.

Finally, the Jazz were able to head out — losing an hour in the process as they crossed time zones — and arrived at their team hotel in Texas around 6 a.m. local time to face a Spurs Benny Cunningham Jersey squad that had an NBA-best record of 22-5 at home.
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To gain a bit more rest, the Jazz skipped their usual game-day activities and normal meetings.
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But Utah was ultimately saved by remarkable performances from point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Royce O’Neale, both of whom achieved new career-highs in scoring.

Rubio tabbed 34 points on a blistering 11-of-14 shooting — including 9-of-9 in the first half — and O’Neale scored 18 points, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts.

The Cowboys will be featured on the third season of Amazon Prime Video’s unscripted series All or Nothing, Amazon announced Thursday.

Actor Jon Hamm narrates.

Season 2 of the show, which featured the Rams, won the 2017 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. The Cardinals were the subject of the first season.

The Cowboys’ edition of All or Nothing is set for an April 27 release, providing Amazon Prime subscribers alternate viewing to the later rounds of the NFL Draft, which takes place Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, at the team’s AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Browns also will try to dive into Josh Allen Jersey collegiate completion percentage.

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Foster was arrested earlier this month on charges related to domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon, the second time he had been arrested in a span of a month.
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Lynch told Bay Area reporters at the scouting combine in Indianapolis that the team has followed all the protocols required by law enforcement and the NFL.

We’ve been a little quiet and that’s for a reason, Lynch said, according to the team’s website. There are certain places that I can’t and won’t go, because we’re dealing with an ongoing legal matter.
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We’re going to find out why it was 56.2 percent, Jackson said. I think that’s what you have to do. I think that’s why we’re here at the combine, and that’s what we’ll be doing over the next month or two, is to find out why those things are happening. And again, have the player give us an opportunity to get an understanding from him and for us to keep digging into this things.

Elway was critical of the team’s quarterback play last season when the Broncos used three different starters and threw the second-most interceptions in the league (22), and he didn’t absolve the top two receivers from that, either.

Bowen: Bridgewater. I expect the Vikings to explore the market for Cousins. But with the Jets, Broncos and possibly more teams jumping into the mix, the price tag is going to rise quickly. That’s why I’m looking at a situation in which coach Mike Zimmer & Co. attempt to bring back both Bridgewater and Keenum. With Bridgewater healthy and Orlando Arcia Youth jersey prepped to go through the entire offseason program, the former first-round pick will edge out Keenum in a daily camp battle for the starting spot.

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Seifert: Keenum. Part of the Vikings’ public ambivalence could be related to leverage. Declaring a quarterback your guy means you have to pay him that way. There is no doubt that Zimmer loves Bridgewater, but the Vikings know how rarely in their history they have gotten a performance like the one Keenum gave them in 2017. We have no information at the moment that would allow us to project Bridgewater as the superior quarterback.