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Lions ink first-round OL Frank Ragnow to rookie deal

The Detroit Lions signed five draft picks as rookie minicamp opens, including first-round pick Frank Ragnow.

The No. 20 overall selection, Ragnow signed a four-year deal expected to be worth around $11.8 million total. As with all first-round selections, the deal comes with a team option for a fifth season.

The Lions also announced the signing of running back Kerryon Johnson, defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand, offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby and fullback Nick Bawden.

Ryan Shazier’s recovery from a potentially career-ending back injury has served as an inspiration for the Steelers organization.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler in mid-February that Shazier has been involved in meetings with coaches and front office staff, where he’s been learning “personnel stuff,” and working out in Steelers facilities. His attitude, however, has been the true standout for the GM.

“But the great thing about it is Ryan does as much as we do for him because the way he works at this and the attitude that he has shown and his rehabilitation, it’s really uplifting,” Colbert said. “Never once has he said, ‘why me?’”

Both the Jets and Redskins announced on Monday that they will have joint practice sessions on August 12,13 and 14 before facing off in a preseason game at FedEx Field on Thursday, August 16.

“It will be a nice change of pace for our players to face another team,” Jets head coach Todd Bowles said. “We’d like to thank the Redskins for having us. Hopefully, we can help each other prepare for the upcoming regular season.”

It’s the first time the Jets will take part in joint practices since they worked with the Giants in 2005. It’s the first time for the Redskins since they held workouts with the Texans in 2015.

Which veterans are in danger after the draft?

Roethlisberger sees things a bit differently. Roethlisberger said “it’s a good thing” to play a teaching role with younger players, although he stressed that one of the rookie’s lessons will be about patience because Roethlisberger isn’t planning on giving way anytime soon.
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Quincy Enunwa signs RFA tender with Jets

The Jets played without wide receiver Quincy Enunwa last season, but hope to have him back in the lineup in 2018.

One stumbling block to having him on offense was an unsigned restricted free agent tender, but Enunwa has taken care of that. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Enunwa signed his tender with the team on Wednesday. Enunwa is set to make just over $2.9 million after receiving the second-round tender.

“Because what we’re trying to do is schedule 1,230 games in 29 buildings across a roughly 170-day season,” Wasch said then. (The season is now 176 days.)

He noted then that if you run the numbers, there are more ways to create an NBA schedule than there are atoms in the universe. “It’s not even close,” Wasch said.

But as slighted as Malone and the Nuggets might feel about their schedule, other teams would point out how Denver has a geographical advantage that often pays off.

“Some days you wake up, you literally wake up and you go, ‘What city am I in? Who are we playing tonight? And what happened last night?'”

Cunningham played his first four seasons for the Rams. He has 113 career receptions for 992 yards and three touchdowns and 180 rushes for 777 yards and four touchdowns.

He also has 102 career kickoff returns, though only seven came with the Bears last season.

Field Yates of ESPN reported Cunningham’s visit to the Saints, but with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara entrenched in New Orleans, Cunningham likely would have received less playing time on offense than he will get in Chicago.

In summing up the scenario of closing out a back-to-back in Denver, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told ESPN in 2016, “That one is a b—-. It’s tough.”

Entering this season, the Nuggets have a 102-36 record in such games since 2007-08 — and that 73.9 win percentage ranks second in the league over that span behind the Spurs, who have won 82.4 percent.
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Alec Ogletree all good with Odell Beckham after 2014 fight

Among the greetings that linebacker Alec Ogletree got after the trade sending him from the Rams to the Giants was a video from wide receiver Odell Beckham.

There was no pizza or white powder involved as the video was of a fight between Ogletree and Beckham during a 2014 game between the two teams. Ogletree slammed Beckham to the ground, Beckham threw a football at Ogletree and three players wound up being ejected as things spilled out of control from there.

One thing that remains to be sorted out is what number Nelson is going to where with his new team. Tight end Jared Cook, a former teammate in Green Bay, currently wears No. 87 and Nelson said he is pretty cheap so the prospect of paying for it isn’t one that sits well with him.

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Former Chiefs backup quarterback Tyler Bray is signing with the Bears, according to Peter Schrager of NFL Network.

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A first-round pick of the Broncos in 2013 (his fifth-year option wasn’t exercised), the Titans signed Williams to a three-year, $16.5 million deal in 2017. As noted by the Tennessean, the move comes one day before $2.5 million of Williams’ 2018 base salary would have become fully guaranteed.
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Super Bowl 52 national anthem video: Watch Pink sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Before Super Bowl 52’s kickoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, pop singer Pink performed the national anthem.

The rating is down 3 percent from last year’s game, which drew a 48.8 overnight rating and ended up with an average of 111.3 million viewers for FOX. The final rating was 45.3 in a game that featured the Patriots making a historic comeback over the Atlanta Falcons.

We know he’s capable of huge nights as a shot-blocker and just about the only fault in his game is his lack of assists, an area where Harden will always have a distinct advantage. If Davis can stay healthy, and that’s always a big question, he has a chance to leapfrog Harden on a Pelicans team that needs him to score and rebound even more in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins.

Jim McCormick: I’ll take The Brow over The Beard. Since DeMarcus Cousins was injured in late January against Harden’s Rockets, Davis leads the NBA with 23.2 shots per game and is the centerpiece of New Orleans’ offense.

Ottawa made it 4-2 midway through the third as Borowiecki, with his third of the season, had a wide-open net after catching Domingue out of position. The goal was initially waved off due to goaltender interference, but the Senators challenged and upon review it was ruled a good goal.

Jeffery told reporters during the week leading up to the Super Bowl that the team doesn’t practice the dances ahead of time.

We just come up with stuff from what we see in movies and other things, our experiences from life, he said, via Keith Groller of The Morning Call. The first thing we said we’d do off a big run was the bowling ball. Then with a big pass play, we were going to do a home run. We just started to roll with it.

The storyline is, they outworked us and they showed us they wanted it more tonight, said forward Justin Williams, an alternate captain with Staal out. That’s frustrating, because we’ve got to be better, and certainly I’m at the top of that list.
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Jaguars receive booklet on how to defeat Patriots from Jacksonville first graders

Arkansas shooters struggled early, making only 3 of their first 17 shots as Georgia used a 9-0 run to lead 24-9. Georgia led 29-13 before being outscored 15-4 and making only one shot from the field in the final six minutes of the half.

It’s doing really, really well, Watt said (via ESPN.com). [I’m] very excited about where it’s going. It’s getting stronger every single day. They let me do a little bit more and more. I get to run again in a little while.

Watt isn’t sure if he will be back in time for the team’s organized team activities that go from mid-April to mid-June, but he also doesn’t want to push his return.

I’d like to, but I also know that I’m not going to push it, Watt said. If I can, I can. If I can’t, I can’t. My goal is to come back for training camp and be ready to go.

We were able to play ahead the whole time, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. `I thought we worked and prepared well — and we stayed locked in.

Getting up early was indeed crucial for Iowa, which never trailed after falling behind by at least 17 points in each of its previous six games. The Hawkeyes got off to a scorching start — forcing nine straight Badgers misses to go up by 12 midway through the first half.

In a letter from Philly PD commissioner Richard Ross Jr. dated January 15 (via @CityAndStatePA), he advises businesses that plan to be closed Sunday, when the Eagles host the Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field, to take precautions against unruly fans who might be celebrating a Philly victory after the 6:40 p.m. ET game:

To avoid any problems with celebrants … on Sunday, January 21, 2018, the 15th Police District respectfully request and suggest that if you own a business located in the area of Frankford and Cottman Avenues, and your business will be closed, that you have grates locked and secured in order to protect your property. Please remove anything outside your business trash cans, flower pots, etc.

If you are a bar owner, the 15th District is requesting that you sell alcoholic beverages in plastic cups and refrain from selling take-out bottles.patriots_119_1fd6406ebb787361-180x180

Vikings G Nick Easton out for season with fractured ankle

Nick Easton’s season is over.

The Vikings guard will require season-ending surgery after fracturing his ankle in Saturday’s shutout win over the Packers, coach Mike Zimmer announced.

Easton suffered the injury late in the first quarter when Packers defensive lineman Quinton Dial rolled onto his ankle and had to be helped off the field by trainers without putting any weight on his foot. He was one of three players to get hurt in the matchup after long-snapper Kevin McDermott and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen also went down with injuries.

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The Steelers (11-3) will visit the Texans (4-10) at 4:30 p.m. ET Christmas Day before closing the regular season at Heinz Field against the winless Browns (0-14).

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“There was no animosity or bad feelings. It’s just the business of the NFL,” Bill Parise, Harrison’s agent, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “I believe he still wants to play. We’ll have to wait and see what happens with waivers.”

Harrison has 80.5 career sacks with the Steelers, but his playing time was significantly diminished this season, as he played just 40 snaps through five games. He most recently played in Week 13 against the Ravens, where he logged 11 snaps.

The linebacker has started in 107 out of 177 games played with the Steelers, according to ESPN.com, and was originally signed as an undrafted rookie in 2002.

He’s spent all but one of his 15 NFL seasons with the Steelers. In 2013, he was a member of the Bengals.

As part of this roster move, offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert has been activated from the reserve/suspended by commissioner list.
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Brian Hoyer’s day ended in Week 6 after only a little more than a quarter against Washington.

Avril has been sidelined since suffering a neck/spine injury in Week 4. He’ll have to miss at least eight weeks while on injured reserve, and it’s possible that he will miss the remainder of the season. Carroll has said that Avril’s injury could be a long-term issue, and when asked last week if it could sideline him for the rest of the season, the coach didn’t rule out that possibility.

On Monday, Bryant told media that he did not request a trade and that he has talked to Steelers coaches only about getting better.

Multiple Steelers have tried to encourage Bryant early this week, according to sources, citing his crucial role in the offense and how it’s too early to be frustrated.

Roethlisberger said Bryant’s improved blocking and inspired play in Kansas City, where he caught two passes for 27 yards on 33 snaps, were positive signs. Also, the Steelers can call more red zone plays designed to go to Bryant.

Brian Hoyer’s day ended in Week 6 after only a little more than a quarter against Washington. In the middle of the second quarter, the San Francisco 49ers turned over the reins to rookie third-round pick C.J. Beathard and gave extra snaps to rookie running back Matt Breida who entered the game with the rookie quarterback.

The rookie entered the game Sunday with a 14-0 deficit at FedEx Field, which may hold some sentimental value to Beathard. His grandfather, Bobby Beathard, was the general manager in Washington for 12 seasons, including the team’s Super Bowl-winning seasons in 1982 and 1987.

During the 2016 season, eight games aired only on NFL Network, with two games aired on Saturday, and two on Sunday. The games that appeared on CBS and NBC were streamed on Twitter — and we can likely expect the same treatment with Amazon. The schedule for 2017 is not available yet, but will come out later this month.

Jones joins a backfield in Indianapolis that includes Frank Gore, Robert Turbin and rookie Marlon Mack.

When he met the media before practice, Garrett refused to back down from his statement in the spring that he hoped to take down Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

“Stand by it,” Garrett said. “You shouldn’t be scared to take anybody down.”

“I’ve been playing this game for 14 years now,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “He’s not the first or the last one to talk about trying to get me. I’m just blessed to have a group in front of me to help protect that. … I know they are always up for the challenge. They always want to protect me, open up things in the run game. They take pride in being the best in the business and that’s what I think they are.”

Jones rushed for 950 yards and six touchdowns in his two seasons in Washington. One of his biggest problems was an inability to hold onto the ball. He fumbled seven times with the Redskins, losing six of them. The six lost fumbles tied Melvin Gordon of the Chargers for the most over the past two seasons.

Schwenke, signed by the Colts as a free agent in March, started 28 games over the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

The other players claimed by the Colts were defensive backs Pierre Desir (Seattle) and Kenny Moore (New England), offensive lineman Ian Silberman (Oakland) and receiver Matt Hazel (Washington).

The other players let go Sunday were tackle Zach Banner and safety Ronald Martin (both waived) and tight end Brandon Williams (released).rockets_024

Odell Beckham Believes He Will Be NFL’s Highest-Paid Player

Odell Beckham Jr. wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid player, an admission he made in an “UNINTERRUPTED” video shown above.

“It’s (his contract) like the elephant in the room. You don’t want to talk about it, but I’ve gotten to the point in my life where there’s no need to not talk about it,” Beckham said.

If Flacco’s injury winds up being more severe than they’re estimating right now, he might get his chance. Unlike the other quarterbacks on Baltimore’s roster, Kaepernick can actually be a viable starter. Just stop yourself before you argue against that. It’s been established.

The only question at this point for a team signing Kaepernick is whether or not it’s too late in the process for him to have an impact. It’s not easy taking over an offense in August, having missed the offseason work prior to starting training camp.

Not having that time to learn the offense would certainly put him at a disadvantage, but he does have another thing going for him in Baltimore — he knows the coaching staff.

John Harbaugh is Jim’s brother, so there’s that. But the more important connection here is offensive assistant Greg Roman, who happened to be the offensive coordinator in San Francisco during Kaepernick’s first four seasons in the league, including their trip to Super Bowl XLVII when they lost to the Ravens.

And even though it’s still too early to know with any certainty how long Flacco will be on the shelf, a lot of Ravens fans are already coming around to the idea.

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Thunder’s Russell Westbrook dunks on DeMarcus Cousins’ soul

On a night in which Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins earned his 18th technical foul of the season (and an automatic suspension), Russell Westbrook added insult to injury.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Thunder guard dunked so hard on “Boogie,” future Boogies will feel it.

The thunderous dunk propelled Oklahoma City to a 118-110 victory over the struggling Pelicans. New Orleans is 0-3 since acquiring Cousins from the Kings.

The dunk was part of the 41 points Westbrook scored. He added 11 dimes and 11 rebounds to secure another triple-double.

Needless to say, Cousins will be looking to put Sunday night behind him and . . . look forward to his pending suspension, or something.

Jason Kidd would like to see Antetokounmpo make the game a little easier for himself. About half of Antetokounmpo’s shots come at the rim, and the numbers show there’s a pretty good reason for that. He shoots better than 70 percent from within three feet, according to Basketball Reference, a testament to his combination of size and athleticism.

But there’s a physical price to be paid for every foray into the paint, and maybe, at 22, Antetokounmpo can handle that. As his career progresses, though, Kidd knows his young star will need to vary his game, starting by trusting his midrange jumper. Antetokounmpo is not much of a 3-point shooter just yet—he takes 2.3 3-pointers per game, and makes only 28.3 percent—but that can come later. For now, Kidd would like to see Antetokounmpo have more faith in his shot from the elbows, to limit the banging he takes.broncos_068