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Texans signing Saints guard Senio Kelemete

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The Texans are serious about improving their offensive line, and have made another quick move.
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According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Texans are signing Saints free agent Senio Kelemete.
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As to Burfict’s apparent intent to rely on the fact that he was prescribed certain medications, the PED policy contains a very clear Therapeutic Use Exemption. To obtain a pass for using banned substances at the direction of a doctor, all i’s must be dotted and t’s must be crossed. And, most importantly, the approval from the league must come before theer tests positive. No mention of a Therapeutic Use Exemption was made by Schefter, which strongly implies that no mention of a Therapeutic Use Exemption was made to him.

The bottom line for Burfict is that he still will have a very tough time beating the suspension, based on the facts as leaked by his camp and the circumstances as interpreted by others who know the policies and procedures. But hopefully now there’s a better understanding of what Burfict will be claiming, how it relates to the PED policy, and the challenges he’ll face in putting forth this defense.

The Colts not only are avoiding free agents in 2018 but also are dumping free agents from 2017.

He’s a great fit for us and is coming off a tremendous season, Broncos president of football operations and G.M. John Elway said. Excited to add Case’s leadership, competitiveness and experience!

The duration of the deal suggests that the Broncos could still be in for a quarterback with the fifth overall pick in the draft, or that current youngsters like Paxton Lynch or Chad Kelly could be developed to take over after Keenum’s tenure ends.

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Tyler Eifert says everything is fixed and he’s ready

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Michael Taylor Jersey Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert only ed two games last year before his most recent back problem sent him to injured reserve, and he knows that every evaluation of his free agent future hinges on his health.

But he told Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer that everything is fixed now and that he never considered retiring after the latest in a series of injuries which have limited him to 39 of a possible 80 career games.

I’m open for whatever, Eifert said. I’m comfortable in Cincinnati. It’s a place that I’ve called home for five years and I’ve really enjoyed my time. It’s somewhere where I would like to stay if that was possible. But all options are on the table for sure. It’s Authentic Terrell Davis Jersey just, I guess, who wants me. I don’t know. I’ve had my injuries and all that, so I don’t know. I don’t know what to expect.

The Bengals have suggested they’d like to have him back, but they also can’t put too much stock in him staying well, simply because he hasn’t.

Of course, 25 is Sherman’s jersey number. Safety Kam Chancellor is also sending his regards to Sherman on social media. Unless the Seahawks are engaged in an elaborate plot to mess with all of us, it appears something is up.

Sherman’s recovering from a torn Achilles last season and had a procedure on the other one recently, and there was uncertainty about his status anyway. Sherman was due to make $11 million this year, the final year of his contract.

In addition to a coaching staff overhaul, they also appear close to parting ways with defensive end Michael Bennett.

But Sherman as much as any member of that roster created the persona of the defense that was one of the NFC’s best in recent years.

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Judas Priest wants Jim Schwartz on stage tonight

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For all the legal tampering going on around the league, we didn’t expect Judas Priest to be involved in any of it.

But with the band kicking off a tour in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania tonight, lead singer Rob Halford wants Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to be a part of it.

Carr started all 16 games in his first season with the Ravens, which doesn’t come as much surprise as he has started every game over the course of a 10-year career that’s also featured stops in Kansas City and Dallas. He had 56 tackles and four interceptions last year.

On Feb 5, 2017, Bennett was a spectator and in town to watch his brother, a player for the New England Patriots.

Immediately following the game, Bennett shoved his way on to the field where players were gathering to celebrate. NRG Security personnel, including the 66-year-old disabled victim, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access. Instead, he pushed through them, including the elderly woman who was part of the security team.

The charge, injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older. It carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

As a result of the indictment, a warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest. Prosecutors are working with Bennett’s counsel regarding his surrender. 

Bennett, who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round in 2008 out of Texas A&M, technically finished his career with the New England Patriots.

The Green Bay Packers waived him after the 2017 season, just eight months after signing him to a three-year, $20.

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The Panthers had hoped to keep Lotulelei, and will now have to find another true nose tackle, since former first-rounder Vernon Butler is more of an interior rusher in the mold of Kawann Short

The Dolphins have signed tailback Frank Gore to a one-year contract. According to a league source, the deal is contingent on Gore passing his physical, but the 13-year veteran spent all of Thursday with the franchise, which has lost veteran tailback Damien Williams to the Kansas City Chiefs.49ers_156

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Browns bringing in Chiefs corner Terrance Mitchell

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New Browns General Manager John Dorsey reached back to his Kansas City days for his latest signing.
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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns are signing Chiefs cornerback Terrance Mitchell to a three-year, $12 million deal.

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The Lions are expected to sign linebackers Devon Kennard and Christian Jones when free agency opens on Wednesday afternoon. They’ve also re-signed cornerback Nevin Lawson and safety Tavon Wilson.

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Zimmer explains decisions to block Stefanski promotion

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You should write, ‘You, Andrew Marchand, don’t know what I’m planning,’ Francesa said.
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What we do know for sure is Francesa seems like he hasn’t lost his cranky edge or his ego in retirement. The nearly 20 minutes on the phone were quite entertaining. It should have ended with, Back after this.

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They won 22 of their 90 regular-season games, with three points now awarded for victories. They lost 51 games in the assorted skill competitions that comprise overtimes, which was good for another 102 points. They also won six of their 15 preseason games, which counted for another six points.

The Atlanta Falcons came under fire two years ago for asking cornerback Eli Apple about his sexual orientation.

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Some people really try to get in your head, man, and really just test your reaction and see what your reaction is going to be, Guice said, who is projected to be a first- or second-round pick.

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‘Brutally honest’ Baker Mayfield has message for Jets and Giants

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said Friday he would not be intimidated by playing under the New York spotlight if the Jets or Giants draft him.

I can handle the spotlight just fine, he said at the NFL Scouting Combine. I think under pressure is something I thrive on.

Mayfield has drawn comparisons to former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, who flushed away his NFL career because of off-field issues. It sounds like many in the NFL do not believe that is an accurate comparison, though.

He is not Johnny Football, one veteran scout said. Are there concerns? Yes. But he is not Manziel.

If Mayfield flops, it won’t be for a lack of confidence. He was asked about the Browns possibly taking him with the No. 1 overall pick and he did not shy away from the question.

First things first, they’d get a winner, he said. I think if anybody is going to turn that franchise around, it would be me. I can make any throw. The energy I bring and the passion I bring, it’s infectious.
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Until now.

After 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, a slew of big-name corporations, including Best Western, Delta Air Lines, MetLife, the Bank of Omaha and the Avis Budget Group, have terminated their promotional programs for NRA members.

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Sam is perplexed that NRA members have become the target of so much hate, given that the very institutions employed to keep people safe in Parkland failed that day. But he is far from angry.

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Here’s why the Jets-Colts trade is great news for Browns, Giants and bad news for Bills, Broncos

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The Jets may have missed out on Kirk Cousins in free agency but they’re making sure they don’t miss out on a franchise quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. New York swung a blockbuster trade with the Colts on Saturday morning to move up from No. 6 to No. 3. The details:

The speculation in recent weeks is that the Browns, who have the first and fourth-overall picks, could take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 1 and then circle back at No. 4 to get their quarterback. This seems silly, even by Cleveland standards, especially when you consider that this is the same organization that traded down in 2016 and 2017 and in the process missed out on drafting Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson — who are now two of the league’s most exciting young players.

New general manager John Dorsey was hired in December and all indications are the Browns are taking a quarterback. Yes, they traded for Tyrod Taylor, and no, Tyrod Taylor doesn’t consider himself a bridge quarterback. But let’s be honest: Tyrod Taylor is a bridge quarterback. The good news for Taylor is that the Browns have no plans to rush another young quarterback onto the field — going 1-31 in two seasons with Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and DeShone Kizer will make a coach understandably gun shy in that regard — so Taylor will have much of the 2018 season to prove he deserves to be a starter.

Williams played in 15 games for the Titans in 2017, with 11 starts.

The statement was first reported by the Daily Beast, which explained that Dowd said he was speaking on behalf of Trump. Dowd later backtracked, telling The Washington Post that he was speaking only for himself.

Trump has been known to direct surrogates to make bold claims publicly as a way of market-testing ideas. Dowd declined to say whether he consulted with the president before issuing his statement. “I never discuss my communications with my client,” he said.

[Andrew McCabe, Trump’s foil at the FBI, is fired hours before he could retire]

White House officials had no comment as to whether Dowd’s statement was delivered at the behest of his client, but they insisted it was not part of a coordinated administration strategy, and one official described the statement as ill-advised.patriots_105

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MLBPA refutes talk of spring training boycott

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The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement Sunday refuting reports that players might boycott spring training.
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Recent press reports have erroneously suggested that the Players Association has threatened a ‘boycott’ of spring training, the statement read. Those reports are false. No such threat has been made, nor has the union recommended such a course of action.

On Friday, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark issued a statement expressing concern about the situation.

For decades free agency has been the cornerstone of baseball’s economic system and has benefited Players and the game alike, Clark wrote. Each time it has been attacked, Players, their representatives and the Association have united to defend it. That will never change.
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Berry made his comments the same day Realmuto lost his salary arbitration hearing vs. the club. Realmuto will make $2.9 million this season rather than the $3.5 million he Andre Ellington Jersey and Berry sought. Berry said the ruling won’t increase Realmuto’s desire to be traded.

Berry’s request is similar to what the agent for outfielder Christian Yelich did last month. Joe Longo publicly pressed the Marlins to deal his client prior to the start of camp. Miami completed a trade with the Brewers on Jan. 26, acquiring outfielder Lewis Brinson and three other prospects.
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Realmuto should yield as much, if not more, than Yelich in a trade. He tied for third among major league catchers last season with 3.6 fWAR and was fifth in Fangraphs’ defensive ranking at his position. He won’t turn 27 until March 18. The Nationals have been mentioned most often as a potential trade partner.

Miami has traded Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon this offseason as part of a massive payroll paredown. Starlin Castro is the lone established major league to come back to Miami in those deals.

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Chiefs release starting safety Ron Parker, LB Tamba Hali

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Starting safety Ron Parker and linebacker Tamba Hali were released by the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced Monday.
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Parker and Hali thanked Kansas City in tweets Monday.

Hali is tied for 45th on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 89.5. He is second on Kansas City’s all-time list behind Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.

Hali, who was selected to play in five Pro Bowls, led the Chiefs in sacks six times, but not since 2013.

It’s difficult to believe that the Panthers sent an actual asset to the Eagles for Smith, given that Philadelphia was virtually guaranteed to decline the former Ravens star’s $5 million option for 2018. Smith’s impact was underrated by his final numbers (36 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns) — he got open downfield far more frequently than it seemed, but was let down by some subpar deep throws by Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Smith also Denis Potvin Womens Jersey chipped in with a few drops, which didn’t help matters.

The Panthers needed wideout help alongside Devin Funchess, but it’s hard to figure that they were really bidding against other teams who wanted to assume Smith’s contact for 2018 and trade an asset in the process. Smith probably would have struggled to get the two years and $10 million left on his deal as a free agent.

The Eagles want to spend money at just about every position besides running back and cornerback, and Worley gives them another low-cost option as they try to replace Patrick Robinson, who will likely leave in free agency this offseason.

After agreeing to a trade Friday to send quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for the No. 65 pick, the Bills become more likely to trade up in April’s draft to select a quarterback. Nathan Peterman, the team’s fifth-round pick in 2017, will be the only quarterback on the roster once Taylor is officially traded.

Using a conventional draft trade value chart, the Bills could package the Bengals’ first-round pick and the No. 22 selection (acquired last year from Kansas City) to move as high as No. 4. Adding one or more of their second- or third-round picks to the deal could push Buffalo higher in the order.
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It helps that Adams has picked up some tricks of the trade over the years as well.

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It’s easy to miss what Adams does if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Watch it again, and you’ll notice Adams appears to be clearing out to the weakside to give Westbrook and Anthony the space they need to run a pick-and-pop. Adams, however, stops in the middle of the paint to set a back screen on his own defender. Not only does it neutralize the Bulls’ best rim protector, it paves the way for Westbrook to score an uncontested basket.
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Once a Pro Bowler, Eifert has been a nonfactor for the Bengals in the last two years due to injuries. Now he’s set to hit free agency, but the team will likely try to keep the 27-year-old tight end in Cincinnati. If a long-term deal can’t get Chris Carson Authentic Jersey done, the franchise tag could keep Eifert with the Bengals for one more season at a cost of about $10 million. That’s a decent chunk of change, but it’s more than manageable to keep him.

The Steelers’ season may be over, but one player is still fighting in an extremely important battle. Middle linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury in December and has been making slow progress in a quest that stretches far beyond the gridiron.

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