Matt Jones knows he could be facing last NFL chance with Eagles

Running back Matt Jones’ football future looked pretty bright halfway through the 2016 season.
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Jones was a third-round pick in the 2015 draft and took over as Washington’s starter at the start of his second season. He ran for 460 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry through the first seven games of the year Authentic Mark Melancon Jersey before a knee injury knocked him out of the lineup.

Of course, the NFL isn’t down 20 percent, but facts stopped mattering a couple of years ago. And many who are watching political coverage on the different cable networks would use terms other than exciting to explain their interest in following what’s happening in the nation and the world.

That said, many of the folks who would use a term other than exciting to explain their interest in following political coverage would wholeheartedly agree with the President’s claim that they find this to be a hell of a lot more dangerous that full-speed tackle football.

Jones is a disruptive playmaker with the speed, athleticism and burst to track down runners and receivers between the numbers. No. 45 is a new-school linebacker capable of Wei-Yin Chen Jersey impacting the game on blitzes or in coverage — a critical component for a championship-caliber defense in 2018. Neal is the Falcons’ heavy hitter roaming between the hashes. He punishes receivers venturing over the middle, while also dropping into the box to be a stout run stopper. Neal’s aggressive style and menacing ways complete a defense that’s ready to emerge as one of the league’s top units.

Shaq Lawson: It’s time to wake up

Defensive end Shaq Lawson has lost weight this offseason in a bid to stay healthy and productive for the Bills after two seasons that saw him fall short on both those fronts.
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Those shortfalls have led coach Sean McDermott to say it is time for Lawson to step up and led to speculation about the 2016 first-round pick possibly being off the team come September. General Manager Brandon Beane did nothing to quiet that speculation by saying that training camp will tell a Womens David Krejci Jersey lot about where his career in Buffalo is headed and Lawson has heard all of it as he prepares for the 2018 season.

Shoot, I’ve been on the trading block I feel like, Lawson said, via Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. I’ve just been seeing it. Yeah, it’s been a wake-up call. I’ve been hearing trade rumors and then I kind of realized, ‘I’m a first-round pick, third-year now. It’s time to wake up.’ I know I’m a good player. I just have to put it all together and be not just a talented player but a talented player who works hard and works on his craft and skill all together.

He threw for 1,372 yards with three touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his 10 career regular season games played.

Lindley returned to the field last year in the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks, completing 40 of 81 passes for 391 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Lindley has been working with college quarterbacks in the run up to the NFL Draft over the last few years, including Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Mitch Trubisky, C.J. Beathard and Luke Falk. Now he’ll put his coaching hat on full-time with the Aztecs.

Christian Scotland-Williamson almost redefines the term rookie. The 6-foot-9, 266-pound Englishman used to play rugby union for Worcester, but is now part of the Enrique Hernandez Youth Jersey Pittsburgh Steelers squad through the NFL’s International Pathway programme.

Baker Mayfield: Tyrod Taylor has been an unbelievable mentor

Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield isn’t ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor for the starting job in Cleveland. But Mayfield is happy to be learning from Taylor.
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Mayfield said on the ThomaHawk Show that Taylor has been an incredible mentor Womens Vernon Davis Jersey to him, and Mayfield is shocked that the Browns were able to get Taylor from the Bills for just a third-round draft pick.

They traded a third-round pick to Tyrod just doesn’t make sense, Mayfield said. We got a lot more out of that than anybody else could. The guy that he is for this franchise, for all of our teammates is unbelievable. For me to watch him and learn him has been great. He sets the bar high, shows up, his work ethic, it’s a great situation for me to come into to have someone like that. It’s good for me.

Baker, go watch the reruns of 2 games against the Pats and the playoff game against the Jags. Bills were lucky to get a 3rd pick.

Truth is, Taylor is pure class, and an absolutely incredible human being, but he can not hit a moving target with consistency. Before setting yourself up for more disappointment, I suggest re-running last year’s Bills playoff game for a reality check.

Once the season starts he will see why the Bills traded him away. He’s just a middle of the road QB.

That also was the day that Soto was 3 for 4 playing for the Harrisburg Senators in Bowie, Md., in his sixth game since being promoted to Double-A from the high A Potomac Nationals.

A lot has changed in the last month for Soto, a 19-year-old outfielder who double-jumped to the big leagues on May 20 and almost immediately began challenging Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres as baseball’s most exciting rookie.

The Yankees saw how good Soto already is last week when the lefty-swinging Dominican had a two-homer game in a Nationals win at Yankee Stadium and they saw it again Monday when that May 15 suspended game was Billy Smith Jersey completed.

A few minutes after the game resumed with Yankees reliever Chad Green on the mound, Anthony Rendon hit a one-out single to right and Soto followed with a second deck homer to right that was measured at 433 feet but looked way longer.

Struggling Yankees Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius not concerning Aaron Boone … yet

Before the season, Yankees manager Aaron Boone envisioned Giancarlo Stanton launching pitches out of Yankee Stadium at a torrid pace. In April, the guy blistering the ball was Didi Gregorius. Now neither Gregorius, nor Stanton can catch a break.

After striking out four times Sunday, Stanton was given the day off Monday as the Yankees lost to the Astros 5-1. He’s 0-for-12 with seven strikeouts in his last three games, forcing Boone to blame the adjustment phase.

Gregorious was marred in a 4-for-70 slump entering Monday and batted seventh in the order after spending nearly the entire season batting third or fourth. A pair of hits helped Gregorious ignore the demotion.

Now he becomes the latest Met to succumb to an injury.

Noah Syndergaard was examined today at The Hospital for Special Surgery for soreness in his right index finger. A MRI and clinical examination confirmed a strained ligament in the finger. Syndergaard will be placed on the 10-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 26.

Syndergaard joins fellow starters Jacob deGrom and Jason Vargas in having been on the DL this season, at a time when Mets starting pitching already was thin after they off-loaded Matt Harvey to the Reds.

Although Syndergaard hasn’t been the dominant Thor of past seasons, he is 4-1, tied with deGrom for most wins among starters, with a 3.06 ERA and has been a consistent presence in a rotation that has been roiled almost all season.

This will be Covey’s 20th start in the big leagues. He is 3-9 with a 5.95 ERA in his career.

On the outside looking in, I would say he’s on a path that leads us to believe he’s turning a corner and getting to where you feel comfortable with all of his approaches, when he’s attacking hitters, and that’s going to be able to have this become a sustainable activity for him, Chicago manager Rick Renteria said to the Chicago Sun-Times. The stuff is good. It’s always going to be, for all pitchers, trusting the stuff and commanding strikes.

For Oakland, right-hander Daniel Mengden (6-6, 4.06 ERA) is set to make his 16th start of the season. The Houston Astros drafted Mengden in the fourth round in 2014, and he was traded to Oakland the next season as part of a package for veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir.

Kazmir has not pitched in the big leagues since 2016, but Mengden appears to have a bright future at age 25. He has struggled recently, however, allowing 16 earned runs in his past 14 1/3 innings for a 10.05 ERA during that span. He has given up eight home runs in that time.

In his only career appearance against the White Sox earlier this season, Mengden allowed only one run and six hits in eight innings. He walked one and struck out six while picking up the win in Oakland’s 8-1 victory.

Cardinals sign Greg Little, cut Cobi Hamilton

The Cardinals have signed free agent receiver Greg Little, Ian Joe Thornton Youth Jersey Rapoport of NFL Media reports. They cut receiver Cobi Hamilton in a corresponding move.
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Little, 29, took part in the Cardinals’ minicamp this week on a tryout basis. He did the same at the team’s rookie minicamp.

The Browns made Little a second-round choice in 2011. He spent three seasons in Cleveland before the Browns waived him.

Anyone from anywhere can take our test and has just as good of a shot to score well as anyone else from anywhere else, Goldman said.

Goldman and Bowman strive to maintain the anonymity of their clients and the test resultsof those who take the test. But a recent Sports Illustrated story revealed that during the 2018 NFL combine, Baker Mayfield earned the second highest score of 63 quarterbacks who have taken the test since 2012. He was subsequently drafted No. 1 overall by the Browns. Goldman confirmed the story about Mayfield was accurate.

According to Mike Sando of Joe Sakic Jersey, the Raiders have hired longtime referee Gerry Austin as a consultant.

We used it not as much as I would have liked to use it, but for certain guys, Ross said. It’s more football specific and position specific in the things that they test for. It’s not just a board stroke of random questions that aren’t related to what players actually do on the field. … I’ve been in this for 20 years and seen 10 different, what they term, psychological tests. This was the most football specific of the ones I’ve seen.

Officials believe one of the victims was selling the two men marijuana when shots were fired.

Jacob Hollett, 19, was found in the driver’s seat of a gray Nissan, while Dalton Prater, 18, was shot to death in a nearby pickup truck, the Star-Telegram reported.

Hollett was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

MLB trade rumors: Yankees have reportedly reached out to 20 teams about deal for starting pitcher

The Yankees are looking to add a starter before the trade deadline.
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New York general manager Brian Cashman has reached out to about 20 teams to discuss a potential trade for a top starter, according to a report from ESPN. Cashman said Friday Austin Hooper Authentic Jersey he will continue to make phone calls.

This team has really earned the right to get reinforced if we can possibly find a way, Cashman said to reporters. We really like the team we’ve got, and we’d certainly love to make it better if it’s possible.

If we didn’t take Tulo, our internal debate was Andrew McCutchen or Jay Bruce. We were prepared to go in either direction. We liked both players a ton. Either of those picks would have turned out to be really good picks for us. I think both of those guys would have even played up more in our venue than they would in the venues they ended up in. When the Seattle Mariners took Jeff Clement, we really were excited. We didn’t just like Tulo’s ability; the more we Authentic Chris Davis Jersey got to know Tulo, he had an intangible combination of competitiveness and leadership that we thought would be perfect for where we were at as an organization and the type of team we would be putting around him. We also thought he’d be quick to the big leagues, which turned out to be the case, too.

Dykstra’s rap sheet is a long one, including time spent in prison for grand theft auto and providing false financial statements. Previously, he also filed for bankruptcy, was charged with sexual assault and indecent exposure on separate occasions and has been linked to street drugs and steroids

It is Dykstra’s admitted use of steroids along with an over-the-top-personality that Backman believes helped land his ex-teammate in trouble time and again.

It’s an example people should understand, that’s what that scan do to you, Backman said of steroid use. With Lenny, it’s what he did to his body with the steroids. It made him a better player… I don’t agree with it… but when Lenny does something, it’s full bore, there’s no halfway. If he does it, he does it all the way.

Why doesn’t Eagles’ Doug Pederson want a joint practice with another team this preseason?

There was an idea floated recently by ESPN that the Eagles might consider a joint practice with the Patriots during the Yunel Escobar Womens Jersey pre-season this year, a lucrative concept considering these are the two teams that just faced off in Super Bowl LII.
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The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.

Fernando Hierro, who was an assistant coach, will take over the squad. Spain plays Portugal Friday, at 2 p.m. EDT (FOX and ), Iran on Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. EDT (FOX and ), and Morocco on Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m. EDT (FS1 and ).

Fernando Hierro will assume the position of national coach in the World Championship of Russia and will appear before the media accompanied by the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, read a statement on the Spanish Football Federation website.

Next, he will direct his first training and on Friday he will debut in Sochi at the match Demarcus Walker Jersey of Spain against Portugal.

Got it? Good. Let’s get gloomy. 

Holmes was drafted by Philadelphia with the 37th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft after three seasons at Bowling Green. In his three NBA seasons with the 76ers, he has appeared in 156 games (20 starts) and averaged 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game. He’s posted six double-doubles over the past two seasons, including a 15-point, 11-rebound effort this past Dec. 12 at Minnesota and a career-high 14-rebound, 24-point performance on March 20, 2017 at Orlando.

The forward-center got the starting nod on March 29, 2017 vs. Atlanta and posted a career-high 25 points (11-16 FG) to go along with eight rebounds. A career.547 percent shooter, Holmes led the team in field goal-percentage this past season with a mark of.560 (min. 35 games) and has finished top-three among 76ers in that category in each of his three NBA seasons.

Justin Hunter trying to take advantage of chances with first team

The Steelers traded Martavis Bryant during the draft and then selected James Washington in the second round in a move that may give them a replacement for Bryant in the wide receiver group.

Washington isn’t the only option for the snaps opened up by Bryant’s departure, however. Justin Hunter remains on the Pittsburgh roster and he’s gotten chances to run with the first team with Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster missing some of the team’s OTA practices.

I need every one of [these reps], Hunter said, via Jeremy Fowler of It gives me another op to show what I’ve got against the first team. As long as I keep it consistently, I’ll be straight.

Your San Francisco quarterback, I’m sure nobody ever heard of him,the president said.

… There was an article today that was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump.

But for now it’s important to remember that A) he is here and B) it makes absolutely no sense for anyone, the receiver or the team, to risk aggravating an injury during a meaningless June practice. The Giants would be best served covering him in bubble wrap and sliding him into a storage shed until Sept. 9 given his importance to the team.

This might be headed for a training camp holdout, but for now Beckham’s situation hasn’t been the kind of distraction other teams are facing (see Julio Jones in Atlanta). He’s here. He’s healthy.

Manning needs him. The quarterback looks like a different person than he did at the end of last season, when he wore the strain of a 3-13 record and losing his starting job on his face.

Everything the Giants have done since December has delivered one message to their franchise quarterback: We can win now and we can win with you. Barkley might be the player fans are most exciting to see after the team took him No. 2 overall, but Manning is as much the face of this franchise as he was on his own draft night 14 years ago.

Jets’ Chris Herndon on DWI arrest: ‘This is not who I am’

Jets rookie tight end Chris Mark Lowe Jersey Herndon on Tuesday said his recent driving while intoxicated arrest does not reflect his true character.
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This is not Adam Shaheen Jersey who I am, he said after the Jets’ organized team activities practice.

But Herndon declined to offer details about his Saturday DWI arrest in Rockaway Township.

Former Giant running back Doug Kotar died in 1983 from a cancerous brain tumor, and running back John Tuggle died in 1986 from lung cancer. Linebacker Dan Lloyd’s National Football League career was ended in 1980 by lymph node cancer, although he survived and later played in the United States Football League.

At the time, Giants players worried that Giants Stadium, built on a dump site, was contributing to the illnesses, but no link was found.

It makes you wonder what the hell is going on, linebacker Harry Carson said via the New York Times in 1987. I’m tired of going through this. I don’t know how much more I can take of guys getting ill.

Wentz suffered a season-ending injury in Week 14 last season when he tore his ACL against the Los Angeles Rams. He injured it on a touchdown run that was ultimately called back due to penalty, although he stayed in the game for a couple more plays to finish the drive with a touchdown pass.

At that moment, Philadelphia’s dream season appeared to be all but over. After all, the second-year quarterback was having an MVP-caliber season.

Wentz threw for 3,296 yards with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 games. The former No. 2 overall pick had led his Eagles to an 11-2 record, the best mark in the NFC and enough to clinch the division in the game he went down.

As easy as it would have been for the team to dwell on the injury and give up on the season, Philadelphia instead embraced the underdogrole and went on an unbelievable run to win its first-ever Super Bowl championship.

The Astros have opened a 10-game trip with four straight wins over Texas

A trip to Oakland provides a homecoming of sorts for Astros catcher Max Stassi, a Northern California native who took advantage of an injury to starter Brian McCann last month to carve out more of a regular role with the club.
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He went 4-for-9 with two doubles on Houston’s last trip to Oakland, and Saturday registered one of his personal highlights with a 466-foot home run, the longest of his career, against Texas.

You catch a winner and get a hit, as a catcher, you feel pretty good about your night, noted Astros manager A.J. Hinch, himself a former catcher. You catch a winner and hit a homer, you feel that much better.

Chapman made a great swing, Treinen observed, but that swing doesn’t get us the win if Marcus doesn’t make that play.Royals return home vs. Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals return home Tuesday night to open an eight-game homestand.

Normally Kauffman Stadium would be a welcome sight to the struggling Royals after dropping Authentic Ricky Wagner Jersey six of seven games on a California trip to Anaheim and Oakland, but not anymore.

Thanks to the moves overseen by General Manager John Dorsey this offseason, Jackson thinks he has a roster suited to that task. Jackson believes the players brought into the team a good mix when it comes to previous NFL Ricky Wagner Jersey success and players still on their way up as well. He also believes they are more talented across the board.

If you look across the locker room, every position group has been upgraded with more talent, Jackson said, via Albert Breer of It’s everywhere. That in itself, when you look from one guy to the next, they can see it, there’s been more talent brought on to this football team. … I’ve been in this for a while, so there are things you can tell. I’m not ever going to say our team is not good enough, or we’re not this or not that. We’ll know when we get to training camp. But I do know there’s talent on this football team. And I think that’s obvious. If you look around the roster, there’s been some players who’ve been really good players on other teams.