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John Wetzel is currently the top candidate to be the backup swing tackle.

According to the NFLPA, the Cardinals had about $13.7 million in cap space prior to both the Veldheer deal and the signing of cornerback Bené Benwikere. The Cardinals now have eight total draft picks.
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Veldheer was the Cardinals’ big free-agent signing in 2014, brought in to anchor the left tackle spot. He ultimately started 53 games, although he dealt with injuries the past couple of seasons. After starting all 32 games his first two seasons, he missed eight games in 2016 after tearing his triceps.

The Cardinals drafted Humphries in 2015 with the idea he would eventually take over at left tackle. That move came last year, and Veldheer Vance McDonald Jersey admittedly was reluctant to move. He did so, struggling on the right side initially, before finding a groove later in the year. Then Veldheer broke his ankle, missing the final three games.

Injuries ruined the 2017 version of the offensive line. This year’s version must prove it can stay healthy – Humphries and Iupati were among the injured last season, while Pugh also dealt with a bad back last season.

For the Titans, linebacker Derrick Morgan (knee), cornerback Logan Ryan (concussion) and tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) didn’t practice. Wide receiver Rishard Matthews (hamstring) was limited.

The player attending on Mondays will not be announced until the Sunday before each event.

This week, it was Peterson.

It’s always great to get out and interact with the fans and I enjoyed the opportunity to be the first-ever guest, Peterson said. I had never been to the Brew Haus before because obviously we are pretty busy on game days. But it’s a great atmosphere and set-up for watching the Monday night game and I think fans will love it.

The Cardinals’ projected starting linebacker corps features Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick at outside linebacker and Josh Bynes in the middle, but Cash seems to have a shot to be a primary backup.

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Alex Smith knows first year with Redskins is crucial

Alex Smith knows he won’t be given a free pass in his first year in Washington.
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The starting Chris Long Womens Jersey quarterback agreed with coach Jay Gruden’s assessment that the Redskins must win out of the Braxton Miller Authentic Jersey gate in Smith’s first season.

He has got to get it down by the first game, Gruden said. So, I think he is already close to having it down for the most part… We are not in here to build the team around him, the team is built and he has to lead it like right now. This isn’t a two- or three-year process. This is a one-year process and we have got to win right away.

With a 28-35-1 record in four seasons as the Redskins ‘ coach, Gruden knows the heat is on entering Year 5. He needs Smith in tune from Week 1 to climb up the NFC East standings.

At the very least, the Browns quite literally can’t be worse.

But maybe it’d be smart to learn from Jackson’s misguided guarantee and just let the results speak for themselves.

The group has deteriorated since 2015 and Andy Dalton has been sacked 80 times the past two seasons. The club essentially traded the No. 12 overall pick in the draft to Buffalo for a new starting left tackle (Cordy Glenn) and starting center (Ohio State’s Billy Price, selected No. 21 overall). They are counting on Glenn to be healthy and regain the near Pro Bowl form he showed with the Bills from 2013 to 2015. There are no concerns over Price’s pectoral injury suffered at the NFL scouting combine, and he is expected to be the first first-round pick to start in Week 1 for the Bengals since 2012.

MLB determines Anthony Rizzo slide was illegal, reports say

Anthony Rizzo should have been called for interference on his controversial slide into home plate Monday, Major League Baseball has determined.

ESPN and reported that the Cubs and Pirates had both been informed of the league’s take on the slide, which was deemed legal by the umpires on the field and video review during Monday’s game.

The play occurred with the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth inning on a ball hit by Cubs catcher Chris Gimenez. Pirates shortstop Sean Rodriguez threw home to force out Rizzo, who was at least 15 feet up the line when Elias Diaz caught the ball and dragged his foot across the plate. But Rizzo slid on the infield side and hooked Diaz’s legs, prompting the catcher’s throw to first base to sail into right field and allowing two runs to score.

There is precedent for this move, as the Kansas City Royals did the exact same thing with TCU’s Brandon Finnegan in 2015, allowing Finnegan to be the first player to ever pitch in the College World Series and Major League World Series in the same year. While that is certainly one path teams could take with Singer, others could go a more traditional route and give the righty a few years in the minors before calling him up.

Whatever course he ends up on, Singer will not remain on the board long, as most believe he will not make it past the tenth pick.

The 20-year-old rookie left Atlanta’s game Sunday against the Red Sox with a leg injury that the Braves’ initial report described as knee and lower-back pain.

The injury occurred while Acuna was attempting to beat out a ground ball to shortstop in the top of the seventh inning. He extended his leg toward first base and landed awkwardly before falling. Acuna was credited with an infield single on the play.

With three more games against the Reds, then a three-time-zone trip to Los Angeles for four against the Dodgers before returning to Chicago — without any days off — will test the mettle of the whole team, not just the bullpen. It won’t be a surprise if the Cubs can only play .500 baseball during this stretch, but one place they can get some help from is their starting rotation. Outside of Jon Lester, and a recent run by Mike Montgomery, the rotation has been iffy.

When our starter can go six, it really helps, Maddon said.

Hendricks failed the sixth-inning test in a big way Thursday, leaving Rosario with a mess he could not clean up. A solid turn or two from Chicago’s starting staff could take a ton of pressure off some green relievers while giving needed rest to Cishek and Strop.

Jameis Winston incident still under investigation by NFL

Last November, an Uber driver alleged that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had engaged in inappropriate conduct during March of the prior year. Nearly seven months later, the NFL’s investigation of the situation has not yet been resolved.
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This remains under review, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

That will continue even if fans change their perspective, but it will at least Colin Miller Youth Jersey be a little harder for the billionaires to consistently get their way if fans are willing to rise up and demand that the revenue generated by the sport be more fairly distributed to those who make the sport what it is.

Brown, who was drafted in the third round this year, recalls finding a white bandana in a bag of football gear after his father died and his father telling him that offensive linemen have to have your own swag because they otherwise go unnoticed. The younger Brown wears a bandana under his helmet during practices and games as part of an effort to carry his memory with him every time he takes the field.

My biggest wish right now is I wish he could see it, Brown said, via Jamison Hensley of At the end of the day, that’s my motivation for getting to this point and continuing to make sure I carry on his legacy.

Orlando Brown Sr. started 119 games for the Browns and Ravens in a career that stretched from 1993-2005. His son finished minicamp as the first-team Dansby Swanson Jersey right tackle in Baltimore, which is a good stepping off point for the continuation of that family legacy.

The MLB All-Star break is around the corner and, although Al Leiter and Rob Manfred hate it, baseball betting is the main attraction of the summer in New Jersey. For those willing to lay a price, the Yankees are -200 favorites to win the AL East. At better odds, look to play Atlanta (7-2) to win the NL East and Arizona (12-5) to win the NL West.

Texans may slow-play Jadeveon Clowney extension, report says

Texans edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney must prove he can stay healthy before the Texans will commit to a high-dollar, long-term deal, according to the Houston Chronicle, meaning it’s unlikely he’ll get an extension before the 2018 season.
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In 2017, he had 9 1/2 sacks and 21 tackles for Josh Reddick Authentic Jersey losses in 16 games, playing without injured J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus over the final 11, by far Clowney’s most effective season in an injury-plagued pro career.

If he is relatively healthy a second consecutive season and puts up big numbers again, his price will jump.

The Texans also could use the franchise tag on him in March if they can’t come to terms before camp (GM Brian Gaine makes it a policy not to negotiate during the season).

As for a potential holdout, Texans coach Bill O’Brien told the Chronicle that he expects Clowney to be in camp when it opens July 26.

He’s a baseball lifer. He loves the game, Lou Piniella, a manger for 23 years, said, excusing Giambi’s lack of formal training. He’s been around some really good managers and some really good coaches. I’m sure he’s learned a lot.

I’m sure if it’s something he really wants to do, he’ll probably have some opportunities to go interview for some things, said Yankees manager Aaron Boone, a recent inexperienced hire.

Giambi wants to get back into the game officially — just not yet. He’s done some spring training work with the Derek Wolfe Jersey Indians and he said the Yankees asked him about a job in the organization over the offseason, but he wasn’t quite ready to get his feet wet.

He doesn’t have a timetable in mind for his return to baseball, but he wants to wait until his kids are better-suited to handle any potential move, as well as the grind that comes with being part of — or running — a team.

Christian Hackenberg Visits Patriots; Contract Not Expected Soon

After striking out with two teams, quarterback Christian Hackenberg is hoping Damian Lillard Jersey to get another chance in the NFL.
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According to Field Yates of ESPN, the 2016 second-round pick visited the New England Patriots on Thursday at Gillette Stadium. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported the team is not expected to sign him immediately, but he remains an option if needed.

Although Hackenberg hasn’t shown much to indicate he would be an upgrade over any Patriots QBs, head coach Bill Belichick hasn’t been afraid to give players a chance after failed stints elsewhere. This practice includes quarterbacks, as Tim Tebow spent a preseason with the Patriots in 2013 following his release from the Jets.

It seems the team is doing its due diligence on a player who could potentially provide value going forward.

They were 2-for-4 against the Houston Texans, and just 1-of-4 against the Tennessee Titans. That would explain why Garoppolo singled out the team’s red-zone offense as an area he would like to see the Tom Pyatt Youth Jersey team continue to improve. I think a big part for us, as a whole, offensively is just finishing in the end zone, Garoppolo said Wednesday on the final day of the team’s offseason program. Last year we got stopped short a couple of times, more than we’d like to.

And I think we’ve done a good job in OTAs and minicamp of finishing in the end zone, for the most part. Finishing drives and stuff like that. The 49ers finished the season strong in the red zone, converting 11 of their red-zone trips into eight touchdowns in games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams. In 24 red-zone trips in the five games Garoppolo started, the 49ers scored 11 touchdowns and settled for 12 field goals. He also threw one interception. Garoppolo said the 49ers have enough weapons in the passing game to account for the added difficulty of scoring on those possessions.

Healthy again after a brain tumor, Jerome Harrison shares an inspiring message

In 2011 Jerome Harrison was in his sixth season as an NFL running back when the Lions traded him to the Eagles. The routine physical the Eagles gave him when he joined the team discovered something that shocked him: A brain tumor.

Harrison had brain surgery that left him, for a time, severely disabled. But Harrison is doing well now, and over the weekend he posted a video with an inspiring message.

[If] they let me wear my Packer stuff on the field, it’s over and done with, that’s what I always said, Beckman told Grimm. Now, I think if I was approached by the [NFL Players Association] or one of the players who kneel, I would go ahead with the case.

At a time when the NFLPA is contemplating which case(s) to go ahead with as it relates to the league’s decision to unilaterally eliminate a right to protest that the league previously had given to the players and confirmed on multiple occasions, maybe the first battle will come within the confines of Beckham’s existing lawsuit.

So, yes, he’s going to hear it. A lot. Although he seemed to handle well the foul stuff he heard on Friday night during his preseason debut, the first time won’t be the last time.

He’ll hear it from more players as he plays in more games. And he’ll hear it from fans once he leaves the friendly-as-they’ll-ever-be confines of Hamilton, where his preseason debut occurred.

Now he finds himself in a situation completely foreign to his time in Washington. Despite overtaking one-time Redskins golden boy Robert Griffin III in 2015 and leading the team to a division title while posting prolific passing statistics, Cousins never enjoyed a full embrace from his original squad. The front office questioned his worth and difference-making ability. Some teammates rallied behind Cousins, yet others always peered at him with a critical and wary eye.

The ultra-aware Cousins always understood the situation. Sure, owner Dan Snyder and team president Bruce Allen beamed and slapped him on the back when he led Washington to the playoffs. But lowball offers, lack of outward appreciation (like that frequently showered upon Griffin) and blame Cousins received for team shortcomings — as opposed to the excuses once made for RG3 — always signaled to him that the Redskins never were (nor ever would be) all-in.

Mike McCarthy: Packers LB Clay Matthews’ injury in softball game no cause for concern

Coach Mike McCarthy said he won’t overreact to outside linebacker Clay Matthews’ broken nose, maintaining support for the Green Bay Packers charity softball game that has been held for almost a quarter century.
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Johnson said he’s happy that two wide receivers he emulated growing up will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer.

Randy Moss, who ranks fourth in NFL history with 15,292 yards, was elected to the Hall on his first try, while Terrell Owens, the NFL’s second-leading receiver (15,934 Jack Youngblood Authentic Jersey yards) got in after a two-year wait.

Some things never change.

Monday morning, just before the start of his 32nd annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic at Terry Hills, Kelly’s filter was turned off when he inadvertently announced that he was going to be given the prestigious Jimmy V Award at the ESPYs, which will be taped on July 11 and aired on ESPN July 18 from Los Angeles.

I was just told about a week and a half ago that I’m receiving Womens Lucas Johansen Jersey the Jimmy V award, an ESPY award,Kelly told a knot of reporters.

Oops. Minutes after that news went out on Twitter, the ESPN public relations machine contacted Kelly’s personal assistant, Trish Cavalier, to clarify that he hasn’t been named the winner of the award just yet, only that he’s a finalist. 

However, the cat was out of the bag at that point, ESPN realized it, and shortly thereafter, it was announced on Adam Schefter’s Twitter account that the company would officially announce it later Monday that Kelly was indeed winning the award.

Belmont Stakes 2018: Rob Gronkowski celebrates Gronk horse rally for stunning comeback finish

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was on hand at Belmont Park to watch the horse named after him compete in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, and he couldn’t contain his excitement.
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Even though Gronkowski the horse didn’t win, he pulled off a stunning comeback finish, taking second place behind the Triple Crown winner Justify.

Cubs: Manager Joe Maddon said the Cubs will probably have a pretty good idea of where we’re at by the end of the upcoming week with RHP Yu Darvish (right triceps tendinitis). Maddon said the pain is subsiding, but wasn’t sure when he will start throwing off the mound. He said Darvish will likely go on a rehab assignment before rejoining DeAndre Washington Jersey the rotation. … SS Addison Russell was back in the lineup after being held out of it the previous four games because of a bruised left middle finger, though he did enter late in Friday’s win.Happ gets 100th career win, Blue Jays top Orioles 5-1

Happ allowed two hits in seven innings to earn his 100th win, Russell Martin homered and drove in two runs and the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Friday night.

It’s a cool number. It’s a nice number that I’m proud of, Happ said. I’m going to enjoy it tonight and try to get 101 the next time.

The Patriots’ first four games in 2018 are against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions and Dolphins. Should his appeal not be granted, Edelman would lose $470,588.20 in base salary alone.

Edelman, 32, missed all of the 2017 season after he tore his ACL.

Sando: Yes. Kenny Easley just made it. Thomas has had comparable impact for an all-time great defense that won a championship.

Bowen: Based on Thomas’ production through eight seasons and his unique impact on opposing offensive game Authentic Al Davis Jersey plans, his résumé points to Canton. The safety position is tricky with Hall of Fame voters, however, as we have seen with players such as Packers legend LeRoy Butler.

Graziano: The Pro Football Hall of Fame voting process is a total mystery to me, so I try very hard to stay out of the predictions business when it comes to that.

At this stage of Bills’ offseason, it’s all about learning and progressing for Brian Daboll

In his first opportunity to operate the Buffalo Bills’ two-minute offense on a warm and gusty Thursday afternoon, rookie quarterback Josh Allen threw an interception right into the arms of defensive back Breon Borders.
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D.J. Swearinger Jersey With every player you have, that’s our job as the coach; tell them how to do it, show them how to do it, and accept no excuses,Daboll said. Our job is to go back and evaluate it and give them some type of correction to help them improve. Give them some type of feedback to help them be a better player. The biggest thing for a coach is to be truthful, don’t sugarcoat things; if it wasn’t done the proper way, point out the reason why and give them a better way to do it.

Daboll has been coaching more than 20 years, so he’s lived through countless up and down performances by young players, be it freshmen in college or rookies in the NFL.聽

Honestly, I feel like I set the standard high for myself and him, so I think we can be the best in this league,Hopkins said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. I think he can be the best quarterback. I know I can be the best wide receiver. That’s our mindset coming into the season.Watson is still being held out of 11-on-11 drills to protect his surgically repaired knee, but he is making good progress and expected to be cleared well before the start of the regular season.

Hopkins said he’s been impressed with how Watson has tried to improve mentally while he hasn’t been able to do everything physically. I would say him studying off the field, just learning the system [and] not just coming out and making the plays that he naturally can do,Hopkins said. I would say studying defenses, being a student of the game. Just the conversations we have in between workouts and warming up. It’s constantly going over defenses, talking about what we can do to get better. I definitely can see him wanting to be the best.The Texans are coming off a 4-12 season, but with Watson and J.J. Watt Adrian Wilson Jersey returning to health, there’s every reason for plenty of optimism coming out of Houston.
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