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Brees hopes the gift of the prosthetic leg will allow Ruiz to return to a game the teen enjoys.

It’s going to allow him to walk around, get around, and then eventually get to the point where he’s able to play football again, Brees told KGTV. Because ask him right now and there’s no denying the look in his eye that that’s what he wants to do.

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Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards as a rookie and followed up with 983 yards and seven touchdowns through 10 games last season. Given the release of wide receiver Dez Bryant and the retirement of tight end Jason Witten, Elliott’s production will only go up.

Chargers should be on the phone right now with Antonio Gates

With Hunter Henry possibly done for the season, the Chargers are reportedly weighing whether or not to bring back future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates.

He’s fine, Lynn said. “We just held him back because we can.”

“Basically, the school where I feel most comfortable at, great academics and very competitive football.”

Sillah’s teammate (and classmate) Izaiah Henderson is well on his way to 20 offers, as well. But the two stars’ decisions aren’t tethered to one another, he says.

“No, it doesn’t really matter to us. It’s whatever school feels best for him and whatever school feels best for me. So it’s not really like a priority.”

Sillah transferred from Franklin (N.J.) his sophomore year and hasn’t looked back. For now, he’s just living life — enjoying his blessings and preparing himself for his final high school campaign and college future, while teams throughout the Northeast continue to clamor over his signature.

Via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, the Bay Area had hoped to be in contention for Super Bowls LVII and LVIII, which are expected to be awarded to Arizona and New Orleans, respectively. The Bay Area will now turn its attention to the next two games — Super Bowls LVIII and LXIX — to be played in 2025 and 2026, respectively.

Per Inman, San Francisco (actually, San Francisco) is expected to compete with Las Vegas, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Eventually, the league will select the cities to approach with the opportunity to host the game. Until then, however, plenty of politicking will be taking place.

For San Francisco (actually, Santa Clara), the challenge becomes flipping its perfunctory hosting opportunity into a semi-regular spot. With a four-city rotation envisioned (L.A., Vegas, Miami, and Arizona or New Orleans), each half decade will include one wild-card spot.

As to Super Bowls LVIII and LXIX, it seems that Vegas will get one and that the other three cities would be in the mix for the other.

While the offense is more of the same, the defense has a completely different look.

As usual, Rams are waiting to sign their draft picks

At a time when more than two-thirds of the 2018 NFL draft class has signed, the Rams still haven’t signed a draft pick. That’s by design.
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The Rams have, for several years, been among the last teams to sign their rookie class. That’s because the Rams first like to spend some time educating their rookies about life in the NFL before paying them life-changing money, which a rookie signing bonus can be.

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The Panthers had been owned by Richardson since their inception. He announced his bid in December 1987 for an expansion franchise in the Carolinas, and the Panthers played their first season in 1995.

The former Cleveland first-rounder who was acquired in a March trade said he’s getting used to a more aggressive conditioning program, as he tries to get down to 335 pounds.

My body’s adjusting to all the running, man, Shelton said, via Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston. It’s pretty crazy. But I like it.

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Just getting my mind ready for it, Shelton said. We haven’t gotten to that part. It is deceiving. It doesn’t look too tough. But just hearing from some of the guys, it’s not something you want to mess with.

While he might not have lived up to expectations in Cleveland, he’s the kind of buy-low (he was acquired along with a fifth-round pick for a 2019 third) addition the Patriots have succeeded with in the past.

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He spent the past two seasons at left guard with the Jaguars, starting 20 games. But after the Giants drafted Will Hernandez in the second round, with the expectation he will start at left guard, the Giants moved Omameh to right guard.
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He did a nice job today, Shurmur said, via NJ.com. We’ve had him in for a week. He has kind of fit right in there with everybody. I wasn’t all that pressured up about [his absence]. I’m glad he is here. I’m getting to know him. It’s a clean slate. He’s out here competing, and I think that’s what’s most important.

Solder said he’s excited to play with Flowers and everyone with the Giants will be excited if the changes at tackle lead to a more competent offensive line this time out.

I’m still hitting the ball hard, Gregorius said. Whatever I do, whether I’m hitting the ball hard or not hitting the ball hard, it’s at somebody. There’s nothing I can do about that. I’m trying to make good contact out there, and the results are not always going to be there.

The shortstop was hitting.333 with 10 homers, 30 RBI and a 1.130 OPS through 31 games after May 3. He was named April’s American League Player of the Month.

Since then? Woof.

He’s got just one hit in 41 plate appearances over nine games. That included an 0-for-30 stretch, almost all while hitting out of the Yankees’ No. 3 spot. It was the Yankees’ Pierre Pilote Jersey longest span without a hit since Russel Martin did it in 2012.

Fox: Bears’ challenge will be Trubisky’s passing game

After adding respected offensive coach Matt Nagy and a passel of weapons for second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears have become a trendy pick to follow in the 2017 Rams ‘ footsteps as a franchise poised for a renaissance.
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The NBA was hit with gambling issues in 2007 when referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to two charges related to an FBI probe alleging he bet upon NBA games that he officiated. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison. The league responded by banning all sports betting by its referees. The NFL also backed US lawmakers taking quick action to avoid chaos in multiple states over betting regulations.

The intensity with which Agalarov and his father, the billionaire Aras Agalarov, sought the Trump Tower meeting, which has become a key point of scrutiny for congressional inquiries and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, was revealed in more than 2,500 pages of congressional testimony and exhibits released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning.

Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting. We also will work closely with our clubs to ensure that any state efforts that move forward in the meantime protect our fans and the integrity of our game. The NFL Players Association vowed to work with other player unions in looking out for the integrity of the sport.

The information was included as a footnote in the 92-page form filed with the Office of Government Ethics, which said in an accompanying letter that Trump should have listed the payment as a liability in his previous financial statement and referred the documents to the Justice Department.
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Report: Jaguars cut Jaelen Strong

The Jaguars waived wide receiver Jaelen Strong, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports..

Houston waived the former third-round pick after that game. He played 19 games with the Texans, making 28 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns.

He rebounded with a strong 2017 and a great predraft season, with good performances at Shrine Game week and an excellent pro day. Hamilton is a precise route-runner with some YAC capability, a team captain from a military family who will be an A-plus in the locker room and an experienced slot receiver who knows how to work the middle. Older fans may remember Penn State’s Bobby Engram’s development into a productive possession receiver who played in the NFL forever. Hamilton, Penn State’s all-time leading receiver, has similar traits. I like the Courtland Sutton-Hamilton one-two punch at receiver in this draft class: a gamble-on-greatness player and a steadier option. They could be the Broncos’ starters in 2019.

The Vikings know a thing or two about finding contributors via avenues other than the draft. One of the team’s best receivers, Adam Thielen, wasn’t picked. Neither was a certain Hall of Fame defensive lineman named John Randle, who wasn’t selected back when the draft had 12 rounds.

The next few picks after Murphy were solid. Morgan Moses has evolved into a premier right tackle, particularly in pass protection. Spencer Long’s athleticism was great for Jay Gruden’s zone running game. Long recently joined the Jets in free agency. Bashaud Breeland and Ryan Grant became regular contributors, though never difference-makers. Washington’s first five picks, aside from Moses, bring us back to the philosophical How do you grade a draft that yielded decent players who join other teams five years later?

I ain’t searching for that someone, he said My mom, she’s my hero.

With violence and poverty all around him, he found his refuge in football.
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Every spring there’s a rush to (prematurely) grade every team’s draft, even though we all know you can’t truly grade a draft until years later, when the players have (or haven’t) developed. With that in mind, a look back at the true grades of the 2014 NFL draft More Draft grades are inherently flawed, but we like them anyway. (I’m guilty, too. I did SI’s draft grades this year and found the process surprisingly fun.) The biggest gripe about draft grades is that nobody really knows how draft picks will develop, and so how can we grade them before we know what they’ve become?

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Gone are deep threat Brandin Cooks and playoff hero Danny Amendola, replaced by physical slot receiver Matthews and gadget weapon Patterson. Expect a greater impact from Edelman and Mitchell, a pair of Super Bowl LI stars who lost the 2017 season to knee injuries. Even if Cooks’ presence outside the numbers and downfield is missed, this appears to be one of the league’s deepest units, bolstered by Gronkowski’s behemoth presence as the greatest tight end of all time.

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden needed less than two months to see what he needed to see from Josh Johnson.
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According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, the Raiders have released the journeyman quarterback, who was signed in March.

Johnson was chosen by Gruden in the fifth round of the 2008, Gruden’s last season in Tampa Bay.

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I just had more love for basketball. That’s where my heart was at the time, Bridgewater said, via the Tampa Bay Times. I always kept it in the back of my mind, that if things didn’t work out with basketball, I’d try the football route and see where it took me.

Bridgewater worked out at LSU’s Pro Day as a tight end and received an invitation to try out for the Buccaneers. If he should earn a longer stay, he’ll get a chance to renew acquaintances with high school opponent turned Bucs linebacker Kendell Beckwith.

Again, I think we sort of invented how to do this thing. We’re learning again as always when it comes to the cameras, the reporters, the live shots of players. We’ll be in some Draft rooms. I think you’ll see a little more of Todd McShay on opening night than we have in the past. We will bring him in some to add his expertise. He deserves that. Over the years, he’s become better and better. He’s dialed in. With him and Kiper, we’re blessed to have that kind of talent and depth as far as Draft analysts. Again, I think the Authentic B.J. Goodson Jersey biggest change is adding some of the College GameDay and adding Kirk to our main set. That’s kind of the big changes for us.

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Report: Sale of Panthers to David Tepper getting closer

The sale of the Panthers could be nearing a close, and the most likely buyer remains the guy with the most money who is already in the club.

South Carolina financier Ben Navarro was recently reported as trying to lure Peyton Manning into his group, and is reported to have made the highest bid, in the $2.5 billion range. But there are questions in the league about his liquidity and his financing.

La Canfora also mentioned one potential clause in the sale which would require Tepper to pay an amount ($200 million to $300 million was posited) if he moved the team within a certain time frame. That would allow the league to offer an inflated number for the final sale price, which will come in handy at a time when many around the league think other teams are coming up for sale in the next few years.

It dropped, video review confirmed that Middleton got the shot off in time and Game 1 was headed to overtime.

Previously the first athlete to play in both the Under Armour All-America football and baseball national high school all-star games, Murray has seen his pro baseball stock soar this spring. Showcasing unforeseen power, Murray is second on the Sooners in home runs and stolen bases. Murray came into the weekend batting .355 in Big 12 play with a sparkling on-base percentage of .488.

Yet with his mind inevitably looking ahead to the spring game, Murray went 0-for-5 in a 7-6 loss to Texas on Friday night. Then, worn out from the spring game, Murray went 0-for-5 once more in Saturday’s 5-3 defeat.

“He might have been a little bit tired,” said Oklahoma baseball coach Skip Johnson, who a couple of weeks ago told Murray to go rest in the clubhouse after the Sooners had jumped to a big middle-inning lead; an inning later, Johnson found Murray out cold in a recliner, the effects of a football practice from earlier in the day. “But he’s a competitive kid. That’s what you like about him.”