The Cowboys human boo shields didn’t work

In bringing Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, and future Hall of Fame Cowboys tight end Jason Witten to the stage with him at the outset of the draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell hoped he wouldn’t be booed into Tysonesque bolivian.
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The booed started as soon as the four men came out and then intensified as soon as Goodell began to speak. Whether improvised or planned, Goodell coolly Anton Stralman Jersey brushed it off.

(Laugh) Well, I hang around a lot of young guys. I’m very involved with Highland Park [Dallas] HS football. And then one of the other things that had helped me more than anything, is inviting players to the draft. It’s something I love to do. And writing for and Sirius radio is one thing that probably I enjoy more than anything because we get to talk to so many people from around the country and share stories with ’em.

No, I don’t have any regrets, no.Sometime shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, USC quarterback Sam Darnold will make that dream walk toward commissioner Roger Goodell on a stage at AT&T Stadium as he’s selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

I think it’s mostly a gesture to Foles, Banner told Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic. So he gets $2 million. He gets incentives in case he finds himself being the guy again, and they have some success. He has some upside, which is a nice gesture by the Eagles and probably the fair thing to do. It shouldn’t impact his trade ability because he can void the second year just by paying back the $2 million.

Any team that’s trading for him should realize that if he has a good year, that’s exactly what he’ll do, and they’ll have to start from scratch and do a deal or tag him or make him a free agent. Now, that said, not every team in the league is so smart. And they could look at it quickly and not do the proper research and think of it like he has a two-year deal.

Because if the number’s $20 million, they might think, ‘Well, $20 million, why would he opt out of the deal?’ Well, because he’s gonna get a long-term deal with a massive signing bonus that will dwarf the $20 million. So if he plays well, and he gets traded, he’s gonna opt out of the deal, and they’re gonna have to do a new deal with him, so it shouldn’t make him more tradeable.

Steelers don’t rule out any position in first round

Three quarterbacks were taken in the first 11 picks of the 2004 draft and all three remain the starters for the team they played with during their rookie season.
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There have been discussions around the Giants and Chargers about taking possible successors to Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, but that topic has been batted around Pittsburgh less often this offseason than it was last year. Last year was when Ben Roethlisberger mused about retiring before committing for the year to come and the Steelers ultimately took Josh Dobbs in the fourth round of the draft.

You just want to get it right, Maccagnan said this week.

Yes, you do, Mike.

If Maccagnan blows this pick, his time as Jets GM won’t last much longer. The quarterback the Jets take will be the latest to try to become the next franchise quarterback. Since Joe Namath departed after 1976, the Jets have started 30 different men at quarterback. Some showed promise and then flopped. But no one has been that franchise stabilizer every NFL team searches for.

Price suffered a partial pectoral tear while lifting weights at the combine, and said earlier this week he had full range of motion.

But having independent medical confirmation should only help his stock, which should prove very valuable if he’s picked in the first round tomorrow night.

I feel like he was hung out to dry, Reid said at the meeting. Everyone in here Womens Rhett Ellison Jersey is talking about how much they support us. Nobody stepped up and said we support Colin’s right to do this. We all let him become Public Enemy No. 1 in this country, and he still doesn’t have a job.
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First time in six years they cheered any of our picks, Wellington Mara, the co-owner, would say later.

When it comes to Jadeveon Clowney, the Texans are all about hammering out a long-term deal.

“I won’t discuss our negotiations publicly, but I’m optimistic that something can be done,” Houston general manager Brian Gaine said Friday at the team’s pre-draft news conference, per Sarah Barshop of ESPN.

Clowney is set to play this season under a fifth-year option agreement that will pay him more than $12 million. The Texans have been working for some time to seal up the terrorizing defensive end to a new deal, with NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reporting last month the sides had “made some progress,” but “there was still a ways to go” on a pact that could come a “couple of months from now.”

He still has the gift. Since Mike Francesa’s appearance with Chris Russo on MLB Network, during which Fran-say-so authoritatively declared the Yankees will “count their blessings” they didn’t sign Japanese star Shohei Ohtani — Ohtani was spotty in spring training — the Angels pitcher’s MLB career stands at 2-0, with a 2.08 ERA, after allowing just four hits and striking out 18 in 13 innings.

Phillies reliever Jake Thompson, with a 19-1 lead Saturday, pitched three innings of one-hit relief to earn the save in a 20-1 final versus the Marlins. Thompson deserved it as he risked a record-breaking blown save.

Grated minds think alike: By Thursday morning, several readers had asked if Wednesday’s Padres-Rockies and Yankees-Red Sox brawls counted as visits to the mound.

From Philly’s point of view, Foles’ new deal is justified based on his postseason performance alone and gives the Eagles insurance under center just in case Wentz suffers an unforeseen setback. The revised contract, a move Rapoport reported the Eagles “didn’t really have to do,” makes clear that the organization’s admiration and respect for the Super Bowl MVP is immense and that they’d like to keep him at all costs, including first-round picks.

Don’t count on it.

Appearing on Friday’s edition of NFL Up to the Minute, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Giants are not currently interested in Bryant.

“As far as the Giants go,” Rapoport said, “my understanding is they are not at this point a team vying for his services.”

Bryant has spent the past week chasing the Giants like a twitterpated teenager. If the feeling was mutual, he would have signed by now.

Unrequited love is grievous. If he fails to add a wide receiver early in the upcoming draft, perhaps general manager Dave Gettleman will open his heart and embrace a disenchanted Dez. steelers_104

Patriots have big influx of young talent coming in 2018

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New England has acquired an extra first-round pick and an extra second-round pick this year by trading Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Garoppolo, and the Patriots have all their own picks in the first three rounds of the draft as well. But the influx of young talent goes beyond just that.

Seven 3s in a quarter, that got the momentum going, Brooks said.

Brooks called two timeouts to try and slow Toronto, to little effect, while Wizards guards Wall and Beal each picked up two early fouls, forcing them to the bench.

That kind of hurt us and they took full advantage of that, Wall said.

I think it was, Hilton, 28, said. Not my decision, but at the end of the day, I think it was. We all understand with this new coaching staff we gotta bring it every day.

Hilton can’t wait for the change to come, excited about Reich’s up-tempo offense.

Throw the ball down the field and keep the defense on their toes, Hilton said, because it’s hard when you don’t know it’s coming.

We got beat this series. They beat us, Lynn said. We didn’t give away games, we got beat. So we’ve got to win the next one and the next and the next one and the next one and hope that these guys don’t do that and the wild-card teams don’t do that.

The Cubs’ winning rally began when Anthony Rizzo was grazed on his sleeve by a pitch from Tyler Lyons (4-1). The play was originally ruled a ball, but then was overturned by a replay review.

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Panthers sign three to one-year deals

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The Giants now have six picks in the draft. They have a pick in the first round, one in the second round, two in the third round, a fourth-rounder and a fifth-rounder. They have four picks in the top 69 of the draft.

Pierre-Paul will now play closer to his home in Florida, and the Buccaneers get a pass rusher.

Jason is an elite-level edge rusher who will make an immediate impact on our defense, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told the team’s website. We are adding a two-time Pro Bowler who is passionate about the game and has established himself as one of the league’s premier defensive ends. Jason is an incredibly hard-working playmaker on the defensive front with a unique skill set that allows him to stay on the field in both rushing and passing situations.

Per Schefter, Gronkowski is still considering whether to play in 2018. He’s reportedly had good communication with the Patriots.

In the report posted at Twitter, Schefter compares Gronkowski to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who also won’t be present on the first day of the program. But Brady, who is traveling with his family, currently isn’t believed to be thinking about not playing next season; Gronk definitely is.
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Gronkowski has a base salary of $8 million this year. He also has a $250,000 workout bonus, which typically requires participation in a significant percentage of the offseason program.

It’s unclear whether Gronkowski is angling for more money or a trade. It’s possible he’s simply thinking about moving on after eight seasons and plenty of injuries and surgeries.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently downplayed the possibility of Gronkowski retiring, saying [i]t’s not even an issue for me and explaining that Gronkowski has been present at Gillette Stadium recently, apparently to work on rehabbing injuries.

Villanueva has homered in three straight games and has six overall.

Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

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When we needed to, we made some good plays, we got some big saves and that’s what you need this time of year, Crosby said.
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It’s the path Pittsburgh took the last two seasons all the way to parade routes in June.

Crosby, who has 93 points in 63 career regular-season games against Philly, shut up the orange-and-black die-hards with a wraparound goal off a turnover midway through the first.

Crosby had a hat trick in Game 1 and the three-time Stanley Cup champion showed no sign of easing up against his nemesis.

The Flyers haven’t won a playoff series since 2012 and pulled out all the theatrical stops in their return to the postseason after a one-year absence.

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Nothing other than juicy speculation ever was going to come out of that brief conversation, though, and on Tuesday the Rams put an end to any Beckham musings, as they acquired receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round draft pick Al Kaline Youth jersey from the Patriots in exchange for a first-round pick (23rd overall in this year’s draft) and a sixth-round pick.

Clearly, the Rams are in win-now mode and wanted to upgrade their receiving corps, which is why they reached out to the Giants the day after co-owner John Mara expressed his displeasure with Beckham’s latest sideshow 鈥?a sketchy video of him in a Paris hotel room.

I’m tired of answering questions about Odell’s behavior and what the latest incident is, Mara said after that video surfaced. I think he knows what we expect of him and now it’s up to him.

The message was clear: The Giants want to see more maturity out of Beckham before they give him what he wants: A long-term contract extension making him the NFL’s highest-paid receiver.

Cavs adjust lineup: Kyle Korver, JR Smith in for Rodney Hood, Jeff Green

Following an 18-point loss in Game 1 of the Cavaliers’ first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue made major changes to his starting lineup for Game 2, going with Kyle Korver and JR Smith in place of Rodney Hood and Jeff Green.

Korver played just four minutes in Game 1, shooting 0-for-3 from the field with a turnover. However, Lue revealed in the days that followed the game that he considered Korver to be a part of the “best” lineup the Cavs have.

“We’ve been talking about it as a staff,” Lue said Monday. “I just know those guys have been through everything with us the last four years, and we won a championship, went to three finals. Tristan and JR played a big part of that. We understand that and trust me, we know that.”

Green struggled mightily in Game 1, going 0-for-7. LeBron James was set to occupy the 4 spot that Green vacates by going to the bench, giving the Cavs a true small-ball lineup with Kevin Love at the 5 and Smith at the 3.

Hood, who missed shootaround Wednesday to be on hand for the birth of his twins — a boy named Rich and a girl named Riley — will be available to come off the bench. George Hill, who experienced back stiffness stemming from a hard screen by Trevor Booker in Game 1, was set to complete the starting lineup at point guard.

The Hawks and Budenholzer are both open to ending their partnership, but there are several hurdles that would need to be cleared before that could happen, including the Suns making an offer and agreeing to a contract and possible compensation to Atlanta.

Budenholzer, the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year and an Arizona native, has two years and more than $13 million left on his contract.

The Suns are considering several head-coaching candidates but have largely been focused on getting to know Budenholzer in recent days, league sources said. Phoenix has had contact with former head coaches Steve Clifford (Charlotte), Frank Vogel (Orlando and Indiana), David Fizdale (Memphis) and David Blatt (Cleveland), sources said.

The Suns are still considering interim coach Jay Triano, who replaced Earl Watson three games into the regular season.

Considered one of the NBA’s best tacticians, Budenholzer was the Hawks’ president of basketball operations until he surrendered front-office control with the arrival of new GM Travis Schlenk in the spring of 2017.jets_028

Sean Payton would advise the Giants and Jets against the draft’s supposed top quarterbacks.

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There is always a first time, but Gettleman’s track record is that he has never, ever traded down in the draft. Now then, he never owned a pick as valuable or seductive as the second overall selection. His first-round picks in his five years running the draft for the Panthers were Nos. 14, 28, 25, 30 and 8. With those picks, Gettleman selected two defensive tackles (Star Lotulelei, Vernon Butler), one receiver (Kelvin Benjamin), one edge rusher (Shaq Thompson) and, last year, running back Christian McCaffrey.
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As the Jets opened offseason workouts Monday, Williams said his goal is to become an elite defensive lineman this season, his fourth in the NFL.

I think it’s definitely time to step up and take it to the next level, Williams said. It comes with a lot. It’s not just my Womens Will Fuller V Jersey play on the field. It’s also my leadership, how I approach work, how much time I’m putting in outside of the mandatory hours into my craft, into my game.

Williams played well against the run last year and had his moments as a pass rusher, but the sack numbers were not there. He finished with just two sacks, though he had 25 quarterback hits, the third most in the AFC. A wrist injury hampered Williams early in the season. He felt he was close to breaking through, something he plans on making happen in 2018.

NFL Rumors: Dez tells Cowboys ‘see you twice this year’ after being released

Following months of speculation, the Dallas Cowboys have reportedly decided to part ways with former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant after eight seasons. Depending on when the team officially chooses to release him, it will put Bryant on the open market for the first time in his NFL career.
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This has already led to speculation concerning where he could potentially land this offseason. According to Mickey Spagnola of, the 29-year-old has already possibility hinted at where he could have interest in signing in free agency.

I’m just comfortable that it’s not him, Hardin said. And it’s not one of these things that it’s my client and he didn’t do it. I’m just convinced this guy didn’t do it. I told the DA’s office I would try to get them everything I can to show you, you have the wrong person.

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So how does the Super Bowl MVP feel about returning to the backup role?

That’s obviously probably a Nick question, Pederson said, via Zach Berman of But I know Nick and his mentality, and I think he’s fine with that. He understands it’s Carson’s team. He knew that last year. . . . Moving forward, I think he’s going to be OK.

The Jets traded the No. 6 pick in this year’s draft and three second round picks over the next two years to the Colts for the third overall selection in April in a move that most people believe they made to increase their chances of landing the quarterback they like most in this year’s class.

Coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday that is not the case, however. Bowles said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that the team has not honed in on one player at this point and that there are 6-7 they believe they’ll have a chance at as a result of their current spot in the order. Bowles added that the plan is to zero in on the player they want in the weeks to come.

Chiefs give Dave Toub assistant head coach title

The 2-8 Padres left eight runners on base.
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When we come, we come with camera crews, we come with the news. We bring attention that helps make things happen sooner rather than later, Patriots safety Devin McCourty said Friday. The day before, he had been part of a group of current and former NFL players and officials of the ACLU who met with Massachusetts legislators at the state house in Boston.

Also attending were Ravens defensive end Carl Davis and several retired players who are active in the coalition. Boldin also appeared on a panel with experts to discuss improved policing.

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The Raiders have been active in the cornerback market throughout free agency and they added another one on Friday.

Senquez Golson is the newest addition to the secondary in Oakland. The Raiders announced his signing on Friday afternoon and Golson joins Rashaan Melvin, Shareece Wright and Leon Hall as part of the remade cornerback group.