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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 ESPN.com. 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.

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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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But Herndon declined to offer details about http://www.bearsfootballonline.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_ADAM_SHAHEEN_JERSEY.html 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, http://www.authenticlosangelesdodgersshop.com/Mark-Lowe-Jersey 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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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 SI.com. 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.

Tyler Austin’s first action in five games was a start at first base for Greg Bird and he was 0 for 4 with four strikeouts.

He’s now hitless in 18 at-bats since homering in consecutive innings during the Yanks’ 10-1 win in Kansas City on May 20.
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Backup catcher Austin Romine was in the lineup and extended his career-long hitting streak to nine games with a line single in the fifth inning. He was 1 for 2 with a walk and increased his team-best average to.358.

Vinnie Iyer: Beckham has more of a beef because the Giants have disrespected all the great things he has already done and have made him look like the absolute bad guy in all of this. Leonard’s situation feels a lot more personal, but in the end, business comes first, and business isn’t looking good for Beckham.

Simply put, he could be the best pitcher on the free agent market, putting him in line for a nine-figure contract with several worthy suitors聽ready and willing to open their wallets.

Now, that’s not until after the 2019 season.

However if the Giants’ 2018 season continues to go south, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that San Francisco tries to move him now.
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Which means pitching-hungry teams with deep farm systems, teams like the Yankees and Red Sox, could make a pitch for the southpaw before the non-waiver trade deadline, in an attempt to match up with the Houston Astros’ rotation.

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Rams need young linebackers to step up this summer

The Los Angeles Rams loaded up on experience on the defensive line and in the secondary with a series of audacious offseason acquisitions through trades and free-agent signings.

Third-year linebacker Cory Littleton is calling plays for the first time after moving inside. Second-year outside linebacker Samson Ebukam was paired with rookie defensive end Justin Lawler to form the main pass rush tandem during a team period Tuesday, with rookies Trevon Young, John Franklin-Myers and Brian Womac seeing significant action behind them.

In the hopes of filling some of those gaps, the Rams used four of their 11 picks on linebackers to add depth inside and outside. Special teams contributors Littleton and Bryce Hager will take on larger roles in the middle, and players from McVay’s first draft class in 2017 such as Ebukam and Ejuan Price are being asked to further ramp up their development in pressuring opposing quarterbacks.

I think as a seventh-year player, now you have a little freedom to just be yourself and to not take a back seat and to just be vocal within reason, Cousins said.

Be a leader, step up, and let your voice be heard. To their credit, the guys have received it well, and it’s been fun to just assimilate myself into the offense and into the program.

As Cousins was finishing an interview session with the Minnesota media on Wednesday afternoon during a visit to a local middle school, his teammates called him over to complete their interaction with the kids and pose for one last photo.

He dutifully sprinted across the gym so as not to disappoint or, perhaps, take the razzing. He’s the face of this franchise, a responsibility he hasn’t shied from, but he’s also a carefully spoken and image-conscious player who can understand the importance of not overstepping his bounds.

The Giants clean up their backfield mess with a three-down runner and receiver who does everything well.

Game Mens Andy Janovich Jersey Barkley will be a good complement and boost to Eli Manning in a dangerous downfield passing game, and he will take advantage of an improved line with LT Nate Solder. It’s a great first pick for GM Dave Gettleman.
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This is a great fit, because the Jets needed the most complete and ready starter from this year’s QB class. Darnold’s arm, accuracy and athleticism form a near-polished product. He’ll have a good shot to start over Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater in Year 1. He also carries the it factor for the spotlight of New York. He can succeed where Mark Sanchez halfway failed.

D’Antoni’s spacing concepts are the same as they were with the Suns, but as with the total of 3s launched, the Rockets take them to new extremes. It’s not unusual for sixth man Eric Gordon or power forward Ryan Anderson, when he’s in the rotation, to spot up several feet behind the arc, giving Houston’s playmakers that much more room to work.

Morey’s analytically informed philosophy — feast on 3s, layups and free throws — was a perfect fit for D’Antoni. There were those who wondered, however, how it would work with Paul, a master of the midrange shot, which usually ranks below only post-ups among the Rockets bosses’ preferences.

It’s not a coincidence that Paul attempted 6.5 3s per game, by far a career high, during his first season in Houston. But he has remained a midrange assassin, in another case of individual analytics being an exception to the rule, as his field goal percentage (53.9) on those shots was the league’s best among players with at least 75 attempts.

The Ravens can use the additional third-round pick from that trade on a quarterback. Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta, Western Authentic LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey Kentucky’s Mike White and Washington State’s Luke Falk should be available in the middle rounds. — Jamison Hensley

Neither position seems like a particular need with a glut of receivers on the roster and the starting cornerbacks potentially set with Darqueze Dennard, Dre Kirkpatrick and William Jackson III. But don’t be surprised if someone at those positions catches their eye earlier than believed, especially if they can double as a kick returner. — Katherine Terrell

The significance of this is that the Browns moved down in the past two drafts, trading away selections that turned into Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.

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The 2017 season was a forgettable one for Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

After leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and an NFC East title in 2016 en route to being named the Offensive Rookie of the Year, Prescott backslid last year. His passing yards, completion percentage, touchdowns and passer rating were all lower, and after tossing just four interceptions in 2016, Prescott threw over three times as many picks (13).
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As ESPN.com’s Todd Archer reported, the Cowboys are installing an offense in 2018 that will play more to Prescott’s strengths. He said, however, that things won’t be all that different this year.

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