Odell Beckham Jr. has 35 touchdowns in his first three seasons.

Try to re-sign Johnathan Hankins. As tempting as it might be to go after Jason Pierre-Paul, who looked like his old self during the second half of the 2016 season, JPP has been inconsistent and has injury issues even independent of his fireworks incident, including a back ailment that required surgery in 2013. Hankins, 24, is younger and wildly underrated, particularly as an interior penetrator. He knocked down opposing quarterbacks 10 times in 2016 and had a seven-sack season as recently as 2014. Hankins is a better bet to age well over his next deal than Pierre-Paul.

If the Giants insist on retaining JPP, they might want to franchise him as a way to reduce his leverage and try to create a more feasible environment for a multiyear extension. The franchise tag for defensive ends should come in around $17 million in 2017, which would be a lot to pay for a guy who had 5.5 of his seven sacks against the Bears and Browns last season.

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Consider the 2016 roster: According to ESPN Stats and Information, as of Jan. 30, the Bengals had 43 drafted players on their roster and an additional 15 who had been signed as an undrafted free agent out of college (the most notable of those being Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict).
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Only nine players on the roster were signed as free agents, the most notable of those being linebacker Karlos Dansby and receiver Brandon LaFell.

The Islanders have put their trust in goaltender Thomas Greiss with 3-year contract extension

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The New York Islanders seem to have put their full trust in goaltender Thomas Greiss, as on Monday evening it was announced that the 31-year-old has signed a three-year contract extension.

Game Mens Ty Lawson Jersey Greiss is coming to the end of his two-year, $3 million deal signed in 2015 when he was brought in to back up Jaroslav Halak. The new contract extension is a $10 million, three-year deal that will give Greiss a $3.33 million average annual salary over the next few years, according to CapFriendly.

This news comes one month to the day after the Islanders waived Halak, their starting goaltender for the past few seasons. Halak, however, was prone to injury and Greiss opened the door for himself after posting a .925 save percentage in 41 games in relief last season.

That effectively put an end to the Islanders¡¯ three-goaltender rotation experiment over the last two years, made of Halak, Greiss, and waiver pickup Jean-Francois Berube. Thanks to injuries and a strange sense of loyalty, the Islanders held on to all three goaltenders on the roster at the expense of others. Now, however, the problem seems to have shifted to their minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who carry four goaltenders on their active roster.

Greiss has bounced around the league in his eight-year NHL career, with the Islanders being his fourth team. This is the first time, though, that Greiss will assume the role of a team¡¯s starter. Berube will now back up Greiss, as the Islanders are finally free of their three-goaltender rotation.

In his eight-year career, Greiss holds a .919 save percentage. So far through 25 games this season, Greiss has improved to a career-high .928 save percentage.

Cousins has learned how to minimize hits inside and outside the pocket

BiPro, which makes Brady’s protein powder, sells a pound of its own Whey Protein for $36, while Brady’s retails for $54.

Then there’s the question about what type of role model Brady is himself and whether the man behind his routines is even credible.
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His personal chef, Allan Campbell, told The Boston Globe that the quarterback only eats organic, eats no white sugar or white flour, has no coffee, caffeine or dairy, and doesn’t eat tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms or eggplants. He also doesn’t eat fruit.

New York-based registered dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus recently told the New York Post that many of Brady’s reasons for avoiding these foods are “sketchy” and some claims made by Campbell have been debunked.

Like Brees and Manning, Cousins has learned how to minimize hits inside and outside the pocket. He ranked No. 6 in the NFL in contact rate (7.6 percent). In his two years as the Redskins’ starter, he ranks No. 7 (7.2 percent) in that category.

New England Patriots running back James White can’t tell you what happened to the football from the final play of Super Bowl LI.

But it’s also possible to argue that Johnson ranked among the best during his prime. He led the AFC in receiving yards from 2003-06, joining Jerry Rice as the only receiver to lead his conference in receiving yards for four consecutive seasons.

He also played in and year out against some of the best defenses in the league. Johnson faced the Steelers and the Ravens twice a year for almost his entire career. With the exception of the 2002 season, both teams were ranked top 10 in total defense from 2001-10. Twice, they were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the same season.

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Landry Jones is the team’s only draft pick at quarterback in the last eight years

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Elite Cam Johnson Jersey The Pittsburgh Steelers were destined to arrive at this point, with a star quarterback weighing football immortality and minimal resources behind him.

The presence of Ben Roethlisberger allowed the Steelers to go heavy on defense in the last few drfats. And with Roethlisberger publicly evaluating his shelf life, the Steelers are left with a nearly rebuilt defense but journeyman Zach Mettenberger as the only backup quarterback under contract for 2017.

Landry Jones is the team’s only draft pick at quarterback in the last eight years, and the impending free agent is hardly a guarantee to return.

That leaves the Steelers possibly grasping for their own Dak Prescott, a prospect they dined with during the 2016 draft process.

Asked about a succession plan for Roethlisberger , team president Art Rooney II said quarterback depth will be crucial.

“Truth be told, we were probably a little thinner at that this year than we might have liked,” Rooney said. “And so, I think it is something we¡¯ve got to look at this offseason in terms of — even if Ben never said what he said, I think it¡¯s something we¡¯d be looking at anyway. So I haven¡¯t spent a lot of time talking about it yet with Kevin [Colbert], and I¡¯m sure he¡¯s going to be working on looking at what¡¯s available this offseason. So it¡¯s something we probably have to address.”

There was some public resistance to the Falcons selecting the safety Neal with the 17th overall pick, but the selection certainly worked out rather well as Neal developed into a hard-hitting enforcer and major contributor to a much-improved unit.

Was this the best effort Berdych has seen from Federer in their 23 matches?

A native of India in his 30s, he posts on YouTube under the name HonorTheCall, but he was inconsequential compared with Cassell or Martin. He had barely 1,500 followers. But he’d been tracking a rash of recent reports — including a widely read one on Bloomberg.com — that detailed the growth of skins gambling as well as scandals involving celebrity gamers who’d promoted sites without acknowledging secret payments.

A regular visitor to Martin’s YouTube channel, HonorTheCall noticed that Martin had been spending a lot of time hawking CSGO Lotto. In light of the news reports he had just read, he decided to look more closely into the new site on the scene. After a few keystrokes, he stumbled onto his own jackpot: Incorporation records online showed that Martin and Cassell were the owners of the Orlando-based site. “I just sat there, staring at the screen,” he says.

That night he made a video laying out his findings. He accused the high-profile YouTubers of peddling gambling to children and ended with an impassioned plea: “These kids, man, they look up to you. They think if their idols can make $13,000 in five minutes, they can too. But we all know that’s not true. … Let these kids go to school, man.”

Friday night at Rod Laver Arena provided the first batch of meaningful evidence, and it sure looked definitive. Federer thoroughly ruined No. 10 seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

“Bordering on vintage Federer,” said John McEnroe, an analyst on the ESPN broadcast. “He’s making Berdych look small. Could he rise to the occasion, we were asking? So far, so good.”

And considering how early Federer finds himself in his comeback curve, that is a fair assessment. We will leave the hysteria and the hyperbole, for the time being anyway, to others.

Was this the best effort Berdych has seen from Federer in their 23 matches?

Ken Stabler passes away at 69

Alabama football and Oakland Raiders great Ken Stabler died at 69 years old on Wednesday. Stabler’s family confirmed the news Thursday evening. Stabler died of colon cancer.

A statement from the family described Stabler as “a kind, generous and unselfish man, never turning down an autograph request or an opportunity to help someone in need. A great quarterback, he was an even greater father to his three girls and grandfather to his two ‘grand snakes.'”

Raiders owner Mark Davis released a statement on behalf of Oakland.
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“The Raiders are deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler,” Davis said. “He was a cherished member of the Raider family and personified what it means to be a Raider. He wore the Silver and Black with Pride and Poise and will continue to live in the hearts of Raider fans everywhere. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny’s family.”

“He set coaching back 50 years,” Casper was quoted as saying by Paul Zimmerman in “The New Thinking Man’s Guide to Pro Football” (1984).

“He knows everything there is to know on a football field, but when they give him his game plan on Wednesday he probably takes it and throws it in the wastebasket. No one ever suspected how little he knew about the game plan on a particular week.
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“I don’t think he ever cared about losing. Winning is fine. Losing? So what? He’d rather win the gamble and force a pass in there. He’d rather do it the hard way.”
Stabler was involved in some of the biggest plays in football history.

Though initially on the practice squad, he was signed to active roster in January 2010 and would soon become the Steelers go-to goal-line back. During the 2010 season, he played a pivotal role in the Steelers 13-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Predicting the biggest offseason change for all 32 teams

Tony Romo, the franchise’s leader in touchdown passes and passing yards, will be released. While there will be talk of a trade, there will be too many hoops to jump through to get a deal done. From the Cowboys’ perspective, designating Romo as a post-June 1 cut will open up more cap space, even if they have to take a cap hit over the next two seasons. It will be a goodbye as difficult as Jerry Jones has had to say to any player in his tenure as owner and general manager.

Jonathan Cooper Mens Jersey This is the issue Bulls executives Gar Forman and John Paxson must tackle in the coming weeks leading up to the trade deadline at the end of next month. Wade is correct in noting that the Bulls are better served to have younger players experience growing pains now as they prepare for the future. But that’s why the Bulls’ current plan of adding Wade and Rajon Rondo to a young group of underachievers and unknowns surrounding Butler was always doomed for mediocrity.

Over the years, Chinese leagues — including the top-tier Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and other second-tier divisions — have developed a voracious appetite for foreign players, especially Americans, hoping that they can bring excitement to the game and boost ticket sales. Today, thanks to the teams’ deeper pockets and an increased willingness to spend, China has become a hotbed for former NBA players hoping to make some quick money before jumping to more competitive leagues.

“For foreign players to succeed in China, being competent is the first thing,” said Will Shao, a Chinese basketball insider and former reporter who closely followed Marbury in Beijing.
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And for most Chinese teams, competency means getting buckets.

Every summer, Chinese team officials travel to the United States and Europe on aggressive scouting trips. But with the exploding salary cap in the NBA, many Chinese teams say it is becoming more difficult to find quality players at a price they can afford.

Du Feng, head coach of the CBA’s Guangdong Southern Tigers, has noticed a drop in overall quality.

“Many players who have proven themselves probably didn’t show up [in the CBA],” he said. “Maybe it’s related to the high salary in the NBA.”

“You are given a different role,” Beyer said. “[In China], guys are encouraged to score and to lead.”

Janis absolutely roasted Logan Ryan in the Packers first preseason game

It’s evident on film that Hill was getting better week after week. It was hard not to notice. Even though he generally rushed between the center and one of the guards, which is the shittiest position to pass rush from, Hill was able to consistently push the pocket back into an opposing quarterback’s lap, whether he was double-teamed or not. When teams tried to just let a center or guard try to block Hill one-on-one, they ended up paying for it.

Hill is a big dude — 6’1 and just over 300 pounds — but he has a lot of wiggle to him and that put a lot of pressure on interior linemen who had to be wary of getting run over and getting run around.

Everything was looking up for Hill as the season came to a close and the playoffs beckoned. Then he got hurt in the last game of the regular season. That injury landed Hill on the IR and out of the playoffs. He had to watch from the sideline as his team went all the way down to the wire in the Super Bowl only to lose on that fateful interception at the goal line by not running the damn ball.

Janis absolutely roasted Logan Ryan in the Packers first preseason game, scoring a 26-yard touchdown and setting Twitter ablaze. That’s what we’ve been hoping to see from the former Saginaw Valley standout.

While reports say he’s still a raw project, he’s had a year to work on his game at the NFL level, and he plays in arguably the best offense in the league. Some of the Packers writers seemed disappointed with Janis’ early training camp play, but that highlight for the first preseason game is just a taste of what he’s capable of.

Janis has to battle Ty Montgomery for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, but he has the tools to do it. Again, when we’re looking at potential opportunities, if Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb or Davante Adams ever went down with an injury, Janis would be in position to make a significant impact with Aaron Rodgers.

NFL tells DeAngelo Williams he can’t wear pink all season to honor his mother

DeAngelo Williams dyed his hair pink last season to honor his mother, Sandra, who passed away from breast cancer in 2010. Williams wrote about why the color pink was important to him in a story for MMQB, and even inspired Madden NFL 16 to include his pink-tinged dreads in the latest version of the game.

There may be no sane person in the world who wouldn’t be touched by Williams’ gesture. And yet, when he asked the NFL if he could wear pink throughout the 2015 season, he wasn’t “able to do that,” according to Lisa Salters on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast.
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Currently, every team in the NFL is being made to wear something pink throughout the month October, which is breast cancer awareness month. The NFL apparently doesn’t think that breast cancer deserves awareness in other months, or perhaps it simply knows October is the best time to hock pink memorabilia.

There should be no doubts as to whom the starter is now.

You should absolutely question what’s going on with Manning, and the offense will need to improve if the Broncos are to be the elite team they’ve been in recent seasons, but for now the defense is carrying them as far as they need to go.

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After a 3-3 first quarter, the Giants put together a pair of nice drives in the second quarter. The first one resulted in Eli Manning’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Vereen, but the second one stalled before Josh Brown made it 13-3 with a field goal.

The Bears and Steelers leaned heavily on these backfield threats in the passing game

The Bears and Steelers leaned heavily on these backfield threats in the passing game. With Bell gone in Weeks 1 and 2, you could see the need for significant game plan tweaks.
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Limited Colt McCoy Jersey Putting rushing and receiving together, let’s take a quick look at which running backs comprised the biggest piece of their teams’ total offensive pie:

Bell finished just behind Murray in total scrimmage yards with 2,215, and just behind Murray and Forte for percentage of their teams’ total scrimmage yards. With Bell missing the Steelers’ first two games, they’ll have to figure out how to replace about one third of their total offensive output from last season. That’s not going to be an easy proposition.

Will DeAngelo Williams be the beneficiary? Can Antonio Brown shoulder another one-third of the high-octane offense? Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wondered this himself recently.

Similar to gaining a few pounds here and there and all of a sudden realizing you’re overweight, Bortles’ mechanics slowly slipped throughout the offseason. When he got to training camp, things were a mess. There was no time to fix it at that point, and he struggled as a result.

Bortles is planning on leaving for California in mid-January and returning to Jacksonville at the end of March. That gives him approximately 10 weeks of work on his mechanics.

He’ll have to learn Hackett’s offense, but that process should be streamlined a bit because Hackett already knows what Bortles likes and is good at, so he can eliminate some plays and calls immediately.

The Jaguars are giving Bortles the advantage of continuity with a coordinator he feels comfortable with and likes. Now he just has to prove it was a disappointing 2016 — and not his impressive 2015 season — that was a fluke.