Pat Shurmur unshuns Tiki Barber

Former Giants running back Tiki Barber made himself into a pariah of sorts after his one-year-too-early-retirement, taking shots at the team as his playing career devolved into a media misadventure. Now, more than a decade after leaving the Giants, Tiki is back in the fold.
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Although he was cleared to practice during the mandatory minicamp, Beckham participated only in individual drills.

I think last year, it was tough on him being injured and going through those things, Manning said. He wants to come out and have a big year, play well and get to scoring touchdowns and celebrating and having fun again. I think he misses that part of his life — the excitement of playing football and winning games, and enjoying that part of it.

Tyrod Taylor is the Browns’ starting quarterback. Joe Thuney Jersey Let that sink in, because the franchise is steadfast in the veteran opening the season behind center despite spending the first overall pick on Mayfield.

Mayor Steve Fulop said he expects to meet with the Liberty Rising group soon, though he told ROI-NJ he does not support the idea.

Ultimately, Brooks Laich Womens Jersey it won’t go anywhere, but they’ll spend money on their lobbyists and they’ll lose it, but it is what it is, Fulop said.

More importantly, Mayfield understands the value of having Taylor atop the depth chart.

Quarterback Matt Ryan, 33, is No. 16 on Wagner-McGough’s list. Ryan threw for 4,095 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, but he was fairly unlucky when it came to tipped passes that eventually became interceptions.

One spot ahead of Ryan at No. 15 is Falcons center Alex Mack, who is 32. Mack has been one of the game’s top centers in his nine years in the NFL, and he’s continued to play at a very high level in Atlanta.

New Cornerback Duties Excite Patrick Peterson

CB Patrick Peterson at minicamp on Thursday.
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In the first seven years of his career, Patrick Peterson had one job.

The Cardinals’ cornerback would find the opponent’s most lethal receiving threat, set up camp in his hip pocket and refuse to leave for the entirety of the game. The ability to do so at an elite level made him a perennial Pro Bowler and put him in the conversation as the NFL’s best cover man.

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

Peterson is excited about his blossoming relationship with Wilks, the first defensive-minded head coach of his career and a former defensive back himself. Even though Peterson is among the best players in the NFL, Wilks is pushing him to reach another gear.

The one thing I try to challenge Patrick with each and every day … is that sometimes guys are so gifted that even at 85-to-90 percent, they’re better than the guys around them, Wilks said. I used to tell Josh Norman the same thing: you’ve got to learn how to compete against yourself. It’s not about the guys around you. You try to get better each and every day.

Patrick is trying to Borje Salming Jersey position himself long-term to one day be in Canton (as a Hall of Famer). To be able to do that, you’ve got to start separating yourself even more. So that’s the challenge I try to give him.

The players looked like students streaming out of home room as they jetted from the Cardinals’ facility, but their time off won’t consist of lounging around the pool and gorging on takeout.

In the past few days, coach Steve Wilks has lauded the work of the Cardinals since the start of the offseason program on April 3, and in the final post-practice breakdown, he stressed that the progress must continue. That includes trusting players to take home their iPads – today’s equivalent of the playbook, complete with video breakdown – during their break.

Most teams take the iPads back, Wilks said. Well, I trust the guys to be able to continue to use that information – use it every day to continue to study and get better. Training camp is not Womens Andrew Whitworth Jersey an opportunity to come in and get in shape. That was my other challenge to those guys. Make sure we’re working out so when we hit the ground running on (July) 27, we’re taking the next step.

CFL coach on Johnny Manziel: ‘He should be playing in the National Football League’

Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones believes quarterback Johnny Manziel should be playing in the NFL — and will be, relatively soon.
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The Titans picked up his fifth-year option, keeping him under Brian Sutter Jersey team control through 2019, which was a no-brainer. The big payday comes next offseason, when Mariota is entering the final year of his contract. First he must produce on the field. New head coach Mike Vrabel and offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur have vowed to tailor the offense around his strengths, meaning fans should expect a greater emphasis on spread formations, tempo, play action and run-pass options.

Is the receiving corps sufficient?

Three of the team’s top four wide receivers are entering their second season on the field, and veteran Rishard Matthews remains the team’s No. 1 wideout a year after the Titans drafted former Western Michigan star Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick. Davis, who battled injuries for much of his rookie season, came on strong late.

Reich now has a formidable one-two punch with Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron, so it comes as no surprise the head coach is thrilled with Authentic Cameron Brate Jersey what he has to work with.

I’m really excited about our tight end group, Reich told reporters on the last day of mandatory minicamp, via Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official website. I obviously knew Jack. I knew what a good player Jack was. But getting him and Ebron together has been good.

Doyle earned a trip to the Pro Bowl after an 80-catch season in 2017, while Ebron joined the Colts on a two-year deal during free agency in March.

Doyle and Ebron bring different skill sets to the table for the Colts ‘ offense.

The 6-foot-6, 262-pound Doyle comes off a Pro Bowl season after producing career highs in catches (80) and yards receiving (690). Doyle, who averages 8.5 yards per catch on his career, could serve as the safety valve.

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was suspended without pay for 75 games on Friday for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, the league announced.

Osuna, 23, has agreed not to appeal the suspension, which is retroactive to May 8 and extends through Aug. 4. He will wind up missing 89 days, which would cost him about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary.

Osuna was arrested by Toronto police and charged with assaulting a woman on May 8 and then placed on administrative leave. The league has been investigating the charges since.

In a statement, the Blue Jays said they supported MLB’s decision to suspend Osuna and that they would have no further comment, citing the legal matters involved.

I don’t have much of a reaction other than you take what MLB does and trust that and live with that and let it go through its course, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said before Friday night’s road game against the Los Angeles Angels. We knew something was coming down. Actually, it took a while. Hopefully, it all gets worked out on both sides and everyone gets the help they need and everything works out fine.

Osuna has a Toronto court date on July 9 and will plead not guilty to the charges, according to his attorney, Domenic Basile.

Asked if it was better the Blue Jays now knew the length of the penalty, Gibbons said: I guess that helps.

We’ve kind of moved past that anyway and made do with what we’ve had, he said.

Osuna has appeared in 15 games this season with nine saves and a 2.93 ERA. The righty was an All-Star last year when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.

MLB and the players’ union agreed on a domestic violence policy in 2015. It allows the league to discipline a player for a domestic violence incident regardless of whether there are charges or a trial.

Osuna is expected to participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the joint policy board of MLB and the players’ association.

Pitcher Aroldis Chapman was the first player disciplined under the policy when the league suspended him for the first 30 games of the 2016 season. Days later, shortstop Jose Reyes was suspended 51 games.

Marvin Jones: No one on Lions is complaining about running

Wide receiver Marvin Jones is fine with running and says his Lions teammates have no problem with it either.
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In a recent column, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press opined that Lions head coach Matt Patricia could lose his players because he makes them run at practice as punishment for certain mistakes. That’s not a particularly new approach for a football coach and Jones said on NFL Network that it isn’t one that’s Gilbert Arenas Womens Jersey having a negative impact on the team in Patricia’s first season.

There are still a lot of weapons, Manning said, and then you throw Odell in there and it should be better.

After being arrested for suspicion of burglary last week near San Diego, former Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. told his side of the story over the weekend.

Winslow’s representatives claimed he was house shopping for his mother-in-law at the property in question, and that the former sixth-overall pick didn’t even enter the house.

This policy represses peaceful, non-disruptive protest of police violence against unarmed African Americans and other people of color, the various groups wrote in a letter published by USA Today. It is disappointing that a league built on grit and competition lacks the constitution to stomach a call for basic equality and fairness.

The groups hope to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the situation.

The recent decision to mandate the silence of players wishing to demonstrate for civil rights is even more appalling against the backdrop of the glaring racial disparities in the NFL, the letter explains.

Indeed, the vast majority of players are African-American, and the owners are exclusively Womens Alexei Kovalev Jersey white, with the exception of Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who is a native of Pakistan.

I told them, ‘I have to play football. I’m not an actor yet,’ Shepley said.

MLB wrap: Pirates bats awaken to avoid Cubs sweep

The Pirates are trying to stay afloat in the tough National League Central, and they were bolstered by a 7-1 win over the Cubs Sunday at Wrigley Field.
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Pittsburgh needed the win to avoid a sweep. Ivan Nova led the Andrew Wiggins Jersey way by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight batters in his first appearance since going on the DL May 28 with a sprained finger. He improved to 3-5.

Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run, and Gregory Polanco added a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning, part of a five-run outburst for Pittsburgh.

Kyle Hendricks pitched well for the Cubs, allowing just one run in five innings, but Chicago’s bullpen got torched for six runs.

Cubs (37-25) at Brewers (39-26) 8:10 p.m. ET — Any matchup between NL Central contenders will be intriguing this summer, with so much riding on every game. Improving Jose Quintana (6-4, 4.20) will lead the Cubs on the road, while Junior Guerra (3-4, 2.83) looks to continue his impressive season.

Washington contacted the Marlins about a potential trade for catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to a report by FanRag Sports. The Marlins were looking for a haul in exchange for Realmuto and the Nationals weren’t willing to meet their demands, the report says.

Realmuto is hitting.311 with six home runs and 19 RBIs so far this season. He has batted.283 in his five-year career.

Before Garçon went down with a neck injury last season, he continued to be the reliable, savvy route-runner he was in Washington. San Francisco expects him remain its go-to guy despite his age (32 in August) Womens Kyle Long Jersey and long recovery. Marquise Goodwin surprised many by being much more than a speedy deep threat; he clicked with Garoppolo and got a contract extension worthy of a high-impact No. 2 receiver.

Roddy White thinks Julio Jones should be paid more than Antonio Brown

Julio Jones might be one Brett Anderson Jersey of the league’s best wide receivers but his compensation is indicative of something less than that. But that’s the nature of NFL contracts — they’re outdated not long after they’re signed. And for Jones, who inked a five-year, $71.25 million contract extension in August 2015 that included $47 million guaranteed, that now makes him ninth in average annual salary among all wideouts.
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A season ago, Brown had 101 receptions for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He was the NFL ‘s most efficient wideout, according to Football Outsiders ‘ metrics. Jones wasn’t far behind; he had 88 catches for 1,444 yards but had just three touchdowns in 16 starts.

He ranked sixth in efficiency behind Brown, Marvin Jones, Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas. The ’17 season was also Jones’ least productive since 2013; in 2016 he averaged 17.0 yards per reception and scored six times; in 2015 he had a whopping 136 receptions for 1,871 yards and had 104 receptions the season before that. Still, Jones is the centerpiece of the Falcons’ downfield attack, one that starts with franchise quarterback Matt Ryan and now includes rookie first-rounder Calvin Ridley.

If James teams up with Paul George with a team such as the Los Angeles Lakers, or even the Sixers, Vice Sports’ Michael Pina believes that Damian Lillard would be an ideal Womens Kyle Murphy Jersey fit.

The first question is who should the third star be, and which teams are in a position to trade one? As far as fit goes, Damian Lillard is an ideal candidate. He can drill off-the-bounce threes at a high level, run uber-efficient pick-and-rolls, isolate, stretch the floor, and defend better than he gets credit for. But Lillard is too expensive on his current contract for the Lakersto afford him, George, and James in a practical way.

Matt Kalil feels like himself again, more than a year removed from hip surgery

The Panthers spent a pile of money on a left tackle an offseason and a General Manager ago, and may only now get a true sense of what they bought.

The provision also raises a question, in our view, regarding whether the Giants and Jets will be able to provide in-stadium, real-time wagering at MetLife Stadium. Apparently, the betting itself would have to be offered by an entity that the teams don’t own, with payment made to the Giants and Jets for the purposes of allowing the bets to be made on the premises, during games.

The state should want to facilitate such wagering, due to the significant revenue it can generate. Given the manner in which the NFL and other leagues fought New Jersey’s effort to launch sports gambling, however, New Jersey may decide to implement plenty of roadblocks for the sports leagues to maximize revenue — possibly in order to get the sports leagues to compensate New Jersey for the millions lost while the litigation was pending.

Panthers right guard Trai Turner was held out of OTAs and was working on the side with the athletic training staff. He has missed some time this spring after injuring his left knee last season (he missed three games).

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Turner was just a little sore, and said it was precautionary. We just want to be smart because these are OTAs, Rivera said. We don’t want to inflame anything.

The Panthers plugged Amini Silatolu at right guard Monday in Turner’s place, and were looking at 2017 second-round pick Taylor Moton at left guard.

There’s an interesting competition there because former All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell left this offseason for Jacksonville’s free agency riches (five years, $66.5 million). The Panthers had previously invested in Turner (four years, $45 million), so they knew they weren’t going to be able to afford Norwell. But they still have a significant hole there, after upgrading a number of other positions on an offense they’re rebuilding under new coordinator Norv Turner.

Former NFL player Greg Hardy earned a developmental contract with the UFC.

Jenkins, Long rip ‘dumb’ anthem policy

The Eagles have been one of the most outspoken teams in the league regarding protests during anthem, especially safety Malcolm Jenkins, who was not planning on attending the ceremony on Tuesday.
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Considering Luc Mbah a Moute Jersey anyone who does a Google search on the Rutgers Bubble will find a host of stories about the facility deflating from storms through the years… the answer is no.

In his 30 months as Rutgers athletics director, Pat Hobbs has christened a new practice facility for the baseball and softball programs, cut ribbons for a pair of renovated weight rooms and unveiled a state-of-the-art, $8 million football practice complex.

On Monday, Hobbs stood centerstage for a press conference to celebrate the placement of the final piece of structural steel in the construction of the $115 million RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center.

No, Daeshon Hall Authentic Jersey that plan is backfiring, with more fuel now heaped on the issue.

Trump made that perfectly clear late Monday when he took another shot at the NFL and its new anthem policy on Twitter, scolding: Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!

This came hours after the White House released a statement that yet again served up the narrative that player protests have been about the American flag or some imagined disrespect to the U.S. military. And, naturally, it doesn’t acknowledge the soul of the issue with the demonstrations.

No, the peaceful protests – including kneeling, as ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began at the suggestion of former Green Beret Nate Boyer – are First Amendment expressions targeting police brutality and social justice inequities that disproportionately affect African-Americans and other people of color.

Ravens cut Robert Nelson

The Ravens cut defensive back Robert Nelson on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Nelson signed a reserve/futures contract with Baltimore in January.

FRISCO, Texas Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is expected to meet with NFL officials, potentially including commissioner Roger Goodell, this week in New York regarding his reinstatement, according to multiple sources.

Gregory’s attorney, Daniel Moskowitz, who helped former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington gain reinstatement last year, declined comment.

Gregory, who has missed 30 of the past 32 games because of suspension, Womens Chris Paul Jersey filed the reinstatement application within the past two weeks.

Last week, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the proceeding was in the league’s hands.

Pierre-Paul, 29, made 8.5 sacks for the Giants last season and has 58.5 in his eight seasons.

Reich, a first-year head coach, is installing an offense similar to the Eagles’ aggressive, quick-strike passing attack that he as offensive coordinator and head coach Doug Pederson parlayed to a Super Bowl title. There will be more no-huddle and up-tempo play Cam Fowler Jersey in the Colts’ system.

Luck has been doing all the mental drills, but it’s not the same as live action. Ex-Colt Peyton Manning expressed it well last week by saying it’s about getting a great number of on-field team reps when returning from major injury. And Manning should know.

Reich recently said of Luck: He’s got elite level ability mentally and physically. I’m very confident that when he starts taking reps that things will accelerate very quickly. I’m not worried at all.

Sorry, coach, but we know you’re concerned. It’s only natural.