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The Cardinals’ quarterback group isn’t without talent. Bradford can be a high-level starter when healthy, and Rosen is entering the NFL as arguably the most pro-ready passer in the draft class. Both could play and play well for Arizona in 2018.聽

But question marks do remain. Bradford can’t seem to shake the injury bug, Glennon was a disaster as a starter in Chicago last season, and Rosen is still unproven at the NFL level. One injury to Bradford and the whole operation could fall apart on the Cardinals this season.聽
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Ideally, Bradford would play the majority of the season, allowing Rosen a chance to ease his way in. Will Bradford’s knees allow it?

The Chargers should do backflips after watching James fall to them and round out what has become an elite defense on every level. James is a perfect addition to start alongside Jahleel Addae, and he adds to the team’s massive playmaking quotient with Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram and Casey Heyward. Gus Bradley gets a hybrid of Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.

Anderson was set for a hearing Tuesday but neither he nor his attorney appeared in court, leading to the issuing of an arrest warrant, according to a report from ESPN.

That’s a credit to Nantz as well as Romo. Nantz also had to finesse the tricky corporate handoff to Romo from Phil Simms, his play-by-play partner of 20 years, who wasn’t thrilled about losing his No. 1 analyst job. Rather than quitting or pouting, Simms carved an entertaining new role for himself on The NFL Today pregame show, where he has great chemistry with James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher and Nate Burleson.

AAF announces Rick Neuheisel as head coach of Phoenix team

The Alliance of American Football has announced the name of another head coach for its inaugural season in 2019.

Rick Neuheisel will coach the Phoenix entry in the league, which plans to launch in February 2019. Neuheisel’s involvement has been expected for some time, although initial reports indicated that he would be coaching a team based in Southern California.

Dallas could use another franchise tag on Lawrence, although the price tag would be over $20 million given his $17.1 million salary for this season and a long-term deal would likely make more sense from a cap perspective. Whether it’s the Cowboys or someone else, Lawrence is right that something like his 15-sack 2017 season will set him up quite well come the 2019 offseason.

“I think the media got it kind of twisted around a little bit,” Rudolph said [via USA Today]. “He’s a Hall of Fame quarterback. He’s a competitive guy. That’s what I would expect. He’s a longtime starter.”

Rudolph said Roethlisberger wished him luck at minicamp earlier this week via text. He also said he was going to try to learn as much as he can from the veteran quarterback.

“I’m sure when we get in this building, in this room, we’re going to be friends,” Rudolph said about Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger threw for 4,251 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. Rudolph tallied 92 touchdowns over four seasons while playing for Oklahoma State.

And at times that was entertaining to watch, as he repeatedly dodged tacklers, all while holding the ball like a loaf of bread. But in the process, he absorbed seven additional hits, and as his ball placement seemingly got worse with every shot, it slowly became clear that Manziel’s one-sided reliance on his creativity outside the pocket (one of his greatest strengths in college) had become a liability in the NFL.ravens_013

Colts swap out receivers after tryout

The Colts continued to churn the bottom of the roster, swapping out wide receivers.
The team announced they had signed undrafted wideout Kayaune Ross, who went through their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

To make room for him on the roster, they waived-injured wide receiver Kolby Listenbee. If he clears waivers, he’ll revert to their injured reserve list.

It’s OK. It sucks we lost two in a row, but we’re going to bounce back and play hard in Game 5, he said. Of course, it’s a missed opportunity. It is what it is, nothing we can do. We’re not going to look back. We’re just going Barry Bonds Jersey to look forward. This group of guys has been in different situations all year, and we fight through it. So it’s a huge test. We’re still going to have fun, we’re still going to enjoy it, and we’ll see what happens.

Game 5 is Saturday night in Tampa, where the Capitals dominated the first two games of the series. They scored 10 goals against Vasilevskiy, who all but stole Game 4 for the Lightning on the road.

He didn’t play great in the first two. He played well in the second two, Wilson said. It’s our job to make him look like the goalie from the first two games. We’ll make it hard on him.

They played with that desperate hockey and we should have matched it and we didn’t, winger Ryan Callahan said. They played like their lives were on the line, and we played like we had another chance and that’s unfortunate, but we’ve got to change the script now in Game 7.
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Tampa Bay had no answer for the physicality with a hit disparity coach Jon Cooper chalked up as, Somebody was engaged and somebody wasn’t. The Lightning also couldn’t solve Holtby, who was at his best on a handful of deflection attempts to record his first shutout of these playoffs.

I was just trying to stay in the moment, focus on one puck at a time, Holtby said. I try and stay the same level through the game.

The Lightning missed a chance to close out an opponent for the first time in these playoffs. They eliminated New Jersey and Boston in five games apiece but are now on the brink themselves.
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The Capitals improved to 10-2 in the Ovechkin/Nicklas Backstrom era when facing elimination any time before Game 7. They’re 3-7 in Game 7 over that time but will obviously take their chances after grinding their way back to 3-3 in the series.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hoping to continue his career

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie remains a free agent, but the cornerback isn’t ready to retire.
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Rodgers-Cromartie hopes to continue his career, telling Josina Anderson of ESPN that he is patiently waiting for a phone call.

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New York will try to win its ninth consecutive series and fifth straight on the road in the finale Wednesday. Yankees lefty CC Sabathia’s 2,879 career strikeouts are tops among active pitchers, and his 239 wins are second only to Rangers right-hander Bartolo Colon, the loser in the series opener. Doug Fister (1-4) pitches for Texas.

It was really the wait, he said. I didn’t want to get into something down the road where I’m waiting until August, waiting until training camps open, and then if something doesn’t transpire I’m getting here late.

Manziel does believe some NFL teams were considering him, but the offer to return to the NFL didn’t come and he had to make the decision to sign with the CFL.

I think it was close, Manziel said. I did reach out and talk to multiple teams and coaches I had met in my first couple years in the league.

Now Manziel has a competition in camp, where he’ll try to earn the starting job in Hamilton. He signed a two-year contract with Hamilton, so he won’t Bud Norris Jersey be returning to the NFL any time soon, if ever. But he’s glad the wait is over.

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Joining NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Monday, O’Brien noted no price is too high to get the QB position right.

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O’Brien added that Watson remains on schedule to participate in training camp.

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The Browns acquired Tyrod Taylor from the Bills in a trade at the outset of free agency, while veteran backup Drew Stanton was signed on March 30. Baker Mayfield was the first overall pick of the draft, and former Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave signed April 30 but was waived after a week.

In case you’re keeping track, last year’s 0-16 squad ended the season with rookie starter DeShone Kizer and fellow youngsters Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. All three have since been traded, Kizer going to Green Bay, Kessler to Jacksonville and Hogan to Washington.

According to the AGA, the average sports book keeps only about 5% of the money wagered. The fee would also limit how much each state could earn in tax revenue. Nevada sports books have operated for decades without any such fee.

The major professional sports leagues earn exorbitant profits Andrew Shaw Womens Jersey from ticket sales, concessions, merchandise and advertising rights, and while we welcome their support for our efforts to end the failed ban on sports wagering, we do not agree that it is good policy for the leagues to take money away from law enforcement agencies that neither they nor their athletes have earned, Chuck Canterbury, national president of the fraternal order of police, said in a statement. Our professional leagues should focus on their sport and let us focus on enforcing the law.

One has already been proposed, although the bill hasn’t budged since it was outlined about a year ago and was introduced in December.聽

Tony Romo, Troy Aikman believe Jason Witten will excel as analyst

Chris Mortensen’s report Friday that Jason Witten is retiring — or considering retirement — took most by surprise. But his good friend and former quarterback Tony Romo had a “pretty good idea of it.”

“We talk all the time,” Romo said, via Mark Lane of DFW’s WFAA.

There are only four lead NFL analyst jobs, and Romo and Troy Aikman have two of those. Witten could join the former Cowboys quarterbacks and Cris Collinsworth in a lead role, though he reportedly has multiple offers.

He has starter ability in this league, clearly, head coach Mike McCarthy said, per Zach Kruse of Packers Wire. In my opinion, if he was in that class this year, he would have been part of the first five quarterbacks, the first-round guys. He has exceptional arm talent.

Rodgers isn’t going anywhere, so if the Packers only keep two quarterbacks, Hundley seems like the odd man out. However, he has plenty of talent for a backup, so some team would jump on him and his $760,000 salary.

Howard spent 2017 with the Baltimore Ravens, where he started all 16 games. He has also spent time with Oakland (2014-2016) and the Jets (2011-2013). The 31-year-old Northern Iowa grad was signed as an undrafted free agent by Philadelphia in 2010 and saw action in four games during his rookie season.

Two years ago, tight end Ryan Griffin had a breakout year for the Houston Texans, catching 50 passes for 442 yards and two touchdowns. Houston subsequently inked him to a three-year, $9 million deal.

In the first year of that new contract, Griffin wasn’t as nearly as productive. He appeared in seven games and had caught only 13 passes before a concussion prematurely ended his season. In Griffin’s absence, Stephen Anderson increased his own value with 342 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Anderson isn’t the only player Griffin will have to compete with this offseason. Houston also has MyCole Pruitt, rookie third-round pick Jordan Akins and rookie sixth-round pick Jordan Thomas on its roster.

Chiefs draft pick is already talking some serious trash to Raiders general manager

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The Chiefs’ newest draft pick has put the older McKenzie in kind of an awkward situation. For instance, one Raiders legend, Charles Woodson, has already called for Kahlil to retire. I got a text from Charles Woodson who told me ‘your son has to retire,’ Reggie McKenzie said. ‘There’s no way he can put that red helmet on his head.’ The irony in all of this is that it might actually be Reggie’s fault that the Chiefs ended up selecting his son.

Despite the fact that Kahlil spent three seasons on the defensive line at Tennessee, most NFL teams — including the Chiefs — wanted him to make the switch to the offensive line, which is a switch he ended up making.

The 5-foot-8, 224-pound Anderson entered the league in 2013 out of California as an undrafted free agent with the Broncos, where he spent five seasons before being released on April 16.
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During his time in Denver, Anderson appeared in 58 games with 36 starts, including 16 starts in 2017. With the expanded role as the Broncos ‘ featured rusher the past season, Anderson produced his first career 1,000-yard campaign (1,007).

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The addition of Anderson combined with the versatile McCaffrey provides the Panthers a highly capable one-two punch out of the backfield along with Cam Newton and should keep Carolina among the league leaders in rushing.

Jim Kelly attends Bills rookie minicamp, meets with Josh Allen

The greatest quarterback in Bills history attended the team’s rookie minicamp today.
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Jim Kelly, the Hall of Fame quarterback who is battling cancer, was at the team facility and met with rookie quarterback Josh Allen, the first-round draft pick the Bills are hoping can take them to the Super Bowl as Kelly did.

Ending one-and-done is the biggest change suggested by the commission, even though it’s an NBA rule — which Rice pointed out. The commission wants 18-year-olds to again be eligible for the NBA draft, allowing a path to the pros directly out of high school.

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The most significant thing is that the dialogue has been opened up, committee member and Hall of Famer David Robinson told ESPN’s Get Up on Wednesday. All these different constituents [NBA, apparel companies, NCAA, coaches, administrators] … came to the table to discuss some of these matters, which were in silos before. It opened up a tremendous dialogue.

O’Neill was selected with the 62nd overall pick in the draft. The second-rounder started every game at left tackle for Pittsburgh last year and declared early for the draft. O’Neill made the move from tight end to tackle in college and caught two touchdown passes for the Panthers before moving on to the NFL.

With O’Neill under contract, the Vikings are down to three unsigned picks.

Against a lot of teams, Westbrook takes this to the rack, or hits Adams with a lob. On Monday, he jumped, discovered he couldn’t do either, nearly went up and down, and shot-putted a stomach pass to Anthony. (He has fooled Gobert a few times by slowing down as if he were going to launch a floater, drawing Gobert out just a bit, and lobbing to Adams.)
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Utah has snuffed a lot of the Westbrook-George two-man stuff since Game 2 by slotting Donovan Mitchell onto Westbrook, hiding Rubio on Corey Brewer, and switching more — a smart adjustment.

Colts add Austin Howard to offensive line mix

The Colts know whenever Andrew Luck takes the field again, he needs to be better protected.
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So they continue to add lineman.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Colts have signed veteran tackle Austin Howard.
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In August 2016, about three months after Seeger left the Esquire board, Kornhaber wrote Mitnick: I’m reaching out to you again at the suggestion of Chris Seeger.

After that, Mitnick met in his office with two of Esquire’s executives for a substantial period of time and … assisted them with developing a funding formula for their proposed Concussion funding program, according to the letter Mitnick filed with Brody.

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The Texans, with a new General Manager in Brian Gaine, dismissed assistant general manager Jimmy Raye III, director of college scouting Jon Carr, assistant director of college scouting Mike Martin, college scouting coordinator Matt Jansen and college scout Seth Turner after the draft.

Given that the NFL offseason has been dominated by an unprecedented rash of trades, it should be no surprise that 11 teams engaged in eight different swaps during the first round of the NFL draft. It also wasn’t exactly a shock that three of those trades involved organizations moving up to grab quarterbacks, with five signal-callers eventually coming off the board during a wild opening round Thursday.

Mark Ingram won’t have many options once a written decision is officially published

Plenty of confusion has emerged regarding the circumstances surrounding the four-game suspension imposed on Saints running back Mark Ingram. My current goal will be to clear some of it up. If possible.

When the report of a PED suspension for Ingram first emerged, it seemed that his appeal rights hadn’t been resolved, raising among other things the question of whether his argument on appeal could still be successful.

The arbitrator’s opinion is due on or before Wednesday, May 16. Upon having the opportunity to review the arbitrator’s opinion, we will explore what further options are needed.”

Since both Bobbitt and Jones have only one active NFL client each (presumably Ingram, who per a league source only recently hired them), there’s a chance they simply don’t know “what further options are needed” because they don’t know “what further options” are available. The truth is that, as a practical matter, there are none.

They have promoted seven members of the department and hired two people from outside the organization.orioles_014 One is Mike Bradway, who spent the last 10 years with the Eagles and was most recently their assistant director of college scouting. He will be the assistant director of player personnel with the Chiefs and Greg Castillo, who previously worked for the Saints and spent offseason time on the Chiefs roster in 2013, is the college scouting coordinator.

“Mike and Greg will be great additions to our staff,” General Manager Brett Veach said in a statement. “I have a lot of familiarity with Mike from our time together in Philadelphia. He’s got a great football mind and is a talented evaluator. Greg’s work ethic and attitude give him a really high ceiling in this profession and he’ll be an asset to our department moving forward. Both of these guys will fit in seamlessly to our staff.”