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I was an artist at taking No. 1 receivers out of the game, and I was pretty damn good at it, Peterson said.

The Cardinals are trying to find a way to allow Peterson to make more plays.

I’m looking to make a ton of plays this year, he said. I’m looking to start jumping routes now. I’m looking to be a little bit more aggressive off the ball, and be the same as I am when I’m in the receiver’s face.

Yes, the coach notorious for always putting last year behind him took his team on a trip to yesteryear.

Via Mike Reiss T. J. Leaf Womens Jersey of, Belichick gave his players on Tuesday a wide-ranging history lesson on the roots of football. In doing so, Belichick tried to create a throwback environment, with leather helmets dusted off and digital clocks covered up.

Also, the players saw black-and-white video of old-school football, and they ate a lunch that would have resembled the lunch that football players ate in the old days (basically, the kind of crap the rest of us still eat now for lunch, like hamburgers and hot dogs).

It was a lot of fun. We walked in and you could tell something different was going on than the normal practice day, an unnamed player told Reiss. (The fact that the player wouldn’t give his name for something that innocuous underscores the reality that, even on a play day, Belichick is still the most secretive coach in all of football.)

Browns, Duke Johnson agree on three-year extension

Word on Thursday that the Browns and running back Duke Johnson were close to finishing a contract extension proved to be correct.

Whatever the reason (and I’ll choose to accept the reason he gave), Owens has every right to choose not to go. Though his speech could have been very memorable (and maybe he’ll be delivering his speech on another network, perhaps at the same time Ray Lewis or Randy Moss are delivering their speeches), I’ll never complain about a seemingly endless night of monologues ending a little earlier.

If Owens was planning to boycott the process over the fact that the process had boycotted him, why wouldn’t he have said so a lot sooner? The statement he issued in connection with the decision not to show up for the enshrinement suggests that the catalyst came when Owens went to the Hall of Fame.

Johnson has not missed a game since being drafted in the third round in 2015 and has established himself as a productive pass catcher out of the backfield. Johnson caught 74 passes last season and has 188 catches for 1,741 yards over his first three seasons.

Carlos Hyde and 2018 second-round pick Nick Chubb join Johnson in the Cleveland backfield this season and he’ll likely be partnered with Chubb for a few more years if all goes according to plan.

In the NFL, there are strict confidentiality rules about drug testing and suspensions under the league’s substance-abuse and performance-enhancing substance policies. But in the case of Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, someone spilled the beans even before the suspension was reported today by ESPN.

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Saints receiver Michael Thomas made 92 catches for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. His Larry Fitzgerald Authentic Jersey second season was just as good, or better, with 104 catches for 1,245 yards and five touchdowns. So what does his third season hold?
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Just keep going, Thomas said, via Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune.

Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins made the All-Pro team at receiver last season. Julio Jones and Adam Thielen made the second team. Brown has played eight seasons, Hopkins five, Jones seven and Thielen four.

Joc Pederson (L), 4 percent, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves (RHP Anibal Sanchez): Pederson is on a bit of a heater right now, bopping five home runs in his last four starts. He’s always done the majority of his damage against right-handed pitching, while Sanchez has had trouble Larry Fitzgerald Youth Jersey keeping the ball in the park in recent seasons.

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I understand I have a target on my back and I welcome it. I don’t want anything but anybody’s best shot every time. If you’ve got to hit me a little bit to let me know you’re there, cool. I’m coming right back. I’m here too. It’s all fun and games. It’s competition. I’m a competitor. I go out and like to have fun with it so that gets me going. I like it. We ended up scoring on that drive, so that’s a win for us, Manziel told TSN.

Manziel played reasonably well, completing 12 of 20 for 88 yards and a touchdown, and the Tiger-Cats, who were trailing 14-0 when Manziel entered the game in the second quarter, won 30-15.

The Tiger-Cats start their regular season a week from tonight in Calgary, and Manziel will be the backup to Jeremiah Masoli. But as the most famous player in the CFL, Manziel is right to expect a target on his back. When and if he ever gets on the field, he should be ready for more late hits.

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Odell Beckham Jr. is nearing his return.
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Giants coach Pat Shurmur on Monday confirmed the wide receiver is expected to be in attendance for mandatory minicamp next week despite not being at the team’s recent voluntary OTAs.

Beckham suffered a broken ankle in October and is still recovering from the injury that kept him sidelined most of last season, though he has been in attendance for voluntary offseason workouts.

Beckham attended the first three OTAs and three days of a voluntary pre-draft minicamp, but has been absent for four straight OTA Charles Clay Womens Jersey workouts. Shurmur said last week that Beckham is pretty close to being fully medically cleared to participate in on-field activities but still has some hurdles to clear.

Jake Arrieta (5-4) had a 3-2 lead in the sixth when the Brewers loaded the bases with one out on a catcher’s interference call against Jorge Alfaro, a walk and a hit batter.

Luis Garcia relieved and struck out Orlando Arcia. Choi fell behind 0-2, worked the count full and drove a 98.6 mph fastball to the opposite field in left..

It was just a great at-bat, manager Craig Counsell said. After two pitches, I think most people would say he was in a lot of trouble. He put a really good swing on a ball to a place where he has some power over there.

The OTA system is voluntary. It’s a voluntary program, Belichick said. We have players that are in various stages of participation. So everybody does what they can, the best they can, to get ready to go. Whatever they can do.

Tensions have been high in New England, especially between Belichick and his players. The Patriots have also faced some criticism after a couple of players around the league bashed the Patriot Way and said the culture lacks fun.

But as long as the team keeps winning championships and performing at an elite level, Belichick will continue to block out the noise.

Phillies: OF Dylan Cozens (left quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day DL after injuring himself in the field on Friday night.

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DETROIT The Detroit Tigers gave the Cleveland Indians an extra out in the ninth inning, and Jason Kipnis made them pay.

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Former San Francisco 49ers players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are aiming to prove that NFL owners colluded to keep them out of the league due to the players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem prior to games in protest of racial inequality and police brutality.
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According to their legal representation, led by lawyer Mark Geragos, the influence of Donald Trump is Michael Brockers Jersey at the core of their case against the NFL.

They were clearly colluding because they were intimidated by the president,Geragos said in an interview with CBS’ Amy Dash. The only reason — and the owners will admit this — that they haven’t signed him is because of Trump, and they’ve colluded because of Trump.

Stephen Ross reportedly said as much in his deposition, testifying that both Jones and Patriots owner Robert Kraft relayed conversations they had with Trump during owner meetings, and that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was also influenced by the president.

Let’s [not] give [Trump] that much credit,Jones said in his deposition which happened before the new anthem policy was passed, via the Wall Street Journal. But I recognize he’s the president of the United States.

Teams like the Bills, Dolphins and Titans may make sense as trade partners for the Jets, but could the Bengals be another team to watch for should New York trade Bridgewater?

SB Jarret Stoll Womens Jersey Nation’s Christian D’Andrea speculated as much. And at first I waived it off as something that couldn’t possibly happen. But then I started thinking more about it.

Dalton’s backup of the past four seasons is gone now that the aforementioned McCarron is a Bill. The depth chart behind him isn’t especially inspiring — and for that matter, neither was Dalton’s play in 2017. The longtime starter struggled with a depleted supporting cast, recording a career-low 207 passing yards per game in a 7-9 season.

Landing Bridgewater gives the Bengals a viable No. 2 option and someone with playoff experience who could avoid the kind of letdown that marred the team’s last postseason appearance. A back-to-form Dalton is good enough to fend off the former Viking for the team’s top spot, but he could certainly benefit from having a capable backup to push him.

Matt Barkley isn’t a quarterback who inspires hope in anybody. Maybe his family; that’s about it. You wouldn’t want him filling in if Andy Dalton were injured. Additionally, the Bengals reportedly haven’t let Logan Woodside throw a pass in the OTA sessions that are open to the media.

49ers great Dwight Clark dies after battle with ALS

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark died Monday after a battle with ALS. He was 61 years old.

Clark’s wife, Kelly, posted the news on her husband’s Twitter account. She said he passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most.

I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband. He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS. Kelly Clark.

He was responsible for one of the most iconic plays in NFL history that began our run of Super Bowl championships, but to me, he will always be an extension of my family. I love him and will miss him terribly. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kelly, his children and the entire Clark family.

Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.

The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.

I will continue to work as much as the treatment process will allow, and as they know, when I am not in the office, I will be in constant communication with Pat (Shurmur), Kevin (Abrams) and the rest of our staff.

I am thankful to John Mara and Steve Tisch and our organization for their support and encouragement, and to Ronnie Barnes for his guidance and assistance. And, of course, to my wife Joanne and our children for their love and support.

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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews appears to have a broken nose after what could have been a nasty blow to the head at a charity softball game.
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I want to make one thing clear about yesterday’s news, Elway said. Joe Ellis is doing an incredible job and I have full confidence in him. He’s got all of our support. Pat put a lot of good people in place to follow his plan, and that’s what they’re doing.

The plan consists of the trustees deciding when and if one of Bowlen’s seven children will be ready to take over the team. In theory, the trustees could decide that it will never happen, which could (again, in theory) result in a sale of the franchise.

Now he’s hoping for another chance, at a new position.

Adams has lost 68 pounds, from 323 to 255, and he’s hoping to get another chance to play in the NFL, as a tight end.

Memphis Dion Sims Womens Jersey transfer Dedric Lawson could earn preseason Big 12 Player of the Year honors after averaging 19.2 PPG and 9.9 RPG in 2016-17. His brother K.J. Lawson, who also transferred from Memphis, is no joke, either.

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I want to give it another shot and get after it, Adams told the Rivalry podcast. I love the game. It’s what I want to do. It’s who I am.

Adams looks like he’s in very good shape, and he wrote on Twitter that it’s primarily about eating right.

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Back in July 2016, weeks before Le’Veon Bell was to enter the final year of his rookie deal, the Steelers running back released a hip-hop single proclaiming that he wanted $15 million a year on his next contract.
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By August 2017, the $15 million had increased to $17 million. That’s Antonio Brown money. Which perhaps helps explain why, last offseason, Bell reportedly turned down a long-term deal that would have averaged $12 million annually and instead played on the $12.1 million franchise tender in 2017. Another offseason, another franchise tag — this time it’s worth $14.5 million — and another hip-hop single from Bell giving his side of a saga with no end in sight.

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As a result, the Texans plan to sign the edge-rusher to a mega-extension, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.聽

I want to be here, too, Clowney said, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson. Hopefully, they lock me in. I want to be here forever. I know it will come soon. It would mean a lot.

Only four defenders command $100 million-plus contracts, including Watt. Clowney’s value shouldn’t be near that level since he has injury concerns and 20 sacks in four seasons. If the Texans offer a deal nearing Watt’s level, the organization’s decision should be questioned.聽

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Fleener appeared in 11 games for New Orleans last season, catching 22 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. He missed the team’s final six games after suffering a concussion Nov. 26 against the Rams. It was the fifth concussion of Fleener’s career, according to ESPN.

Fleener signed a five-year contract, worth a reported $36 million, with New Orleans in March 2016. He tallied 631 yards and three touchdowns in his first year with the Saints.

The one thing I keep hearing about is the loyalty of the fans, and I think the one thing they deserve is a team that’s winning, one they can rally behind, Mayfield said.

Wait just a little bit longer, Cleveland. When Mayfield gets his turn, that time might finally come.

Until you put your eyes on a guy on your practice field, it’s all just your imagination until that point, the head coach said Saturday at the Ravens’ facility, before praising Jackson’s intelligence, adaptability, versatility, arm strength and accuracy and how he carries himself.
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All were on display often during camp, and Jackson said that as much as he felt he had to learn, he believed he was getting the hang of it.

The NFL is totally different than college; it’s a lot faster, you gotta work as a unit, he said. (But) it’s fun out here. I’m having fun. It’s cool.

Part of the fun, he added: You’re entering a new system, it’s fun to learn, and you’re doing something you love. His eagerness to study also gave Harbaugh reason to smile.
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On his first true pro weekend, Jackson looked like a collegian making the first step toward the NFL level of quarterbacking 鈥?and yet still like one of the elite quarterbacks of the draft class. He frequently took snaps from under center, continuing the transition from the spread he played in college, which he accelerated at the combine and his pro day.

Packers schedule 2018: Green Bay must protect Lambeau to reclaim NFC North

The Packers’ 2018 schedule goes through the NFC West and AFC East, and that is part of Green Bay’s path in trying to get back to the top of the NFC North.

Bottom line: It all depends on how the Packers re-assert their weight in the NFC North. Minnesota is on top now, and Green Bay has lost three of the last four to its bitter rival. Chicago and Detroit have improved. The Packers finished 2-4 against the NFC North last season. If that flips to 4-2 or better and Rodgers stays healthy, Green Bay should be able to get back to 10 or more wins, which they’ve done in seven of 10 seasons with Rodgers. Record prediction: 10-6

Imagine drafting DeMarcus Cousins in the middle rounds while fellow managers steer clear of the big man coming off a devastating Achilles injury, only to see him return to form. Yeah, that’d be nice.

No matter where you end up picking in the first round of your draft — even in leagues with 12-14 teams — you’re going to get a star you can build around. The league is loaded at the top, and that will make preparing for the fantasy draft all the more vital to your success, as selecting the right combination of players in the first few rounds can often vault a team to the championship.

“Obviously I’m here to produce and try to create offense and make plays out there,” Kane said. “Overall, I’m happy … it was a fun tournament and a great experience for me and I hope it will help me with my career going forward too.”