Fournette: Derrius Guice is going to have great year

Being a rookie in the NFL is unknown territory for each and every new entry to the league.
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There’s the new city. New teammates. New playbook and coaches. And about 10-12 games in, the rookie wall. Considering all of these factors, as well as where each rookie fits with his respective team, it’s difficult to project how the new guy might fare.

I know that rookie year, Fournette said. It’s a long season from the draft, then to minicamp and then to Brandon Mebane Jersey (training) camp and then the season. It’s a long process.

Should we expect something similar from Guice? No, but if his LSU numbers are any indication (Guice finished with 3,074 career yards at LSU, fifth most in school history and one spot off Fournette’s 3,830 yards), he stands to make an impact that could enter the same zip code as that of Fournette.

The Bears will wear the orange duds — which some observers have likened to a pumpkin look for a franchise that’s generally adhered to its traditional unis for most of its 99 seasons — at Miami on Oct. 14 and home against the Vikings on Nov. 18.

In recent years, the Bears’ alternate uniform has been even more minimalist then their normal ones, featuring orange numbers and shoulder stripes and a logo-less helmet with a gray facemask.

Chicago previously used the orange jerseys from 2005 through 2009 and again in 2011.

The storm between Thomas and the Seahawks has been brewing for a long time, and if it doesn’t end with a new contract it could get uglier.

The rift between Bell and the Steelers isn’t anything new. The running back missed all of training camp and preseason in 2017 after he received the franchise tag and couldn’t come to terms on a long-term deal in the summer.

In January, Bell said he’d definitely consider retirement if Pittsburgh gave him the franchise tag again. Two months later, he got the tag again.

So it should come as a surprise to no one that he isn’t planning on showing up Authentic Andrew Ference Jersey at team practices any time soon.

Rob Gronkowski confirms he’ll be at minicamp this week

Tight end Rob Gronkowski has not opted to take part in any of the team’s voluntary work this offseason, but he won’t be skipping the first required work of the year.

The Patriots will hold a three-day minicamp this week and Gronkowski confirmed on Sunday that he’s going to be reporting for duty.

We’ve got mandatory minicamp this week, Gronkowski said, via WBZ in Boston. So I’ll be there this week. I’ll be full go. I’m looking forward to it. Can’t wait to get back to work. I’m excited.

There’s been word about talks to tweak Gronkowski’s contract for the 2018 season. They added some $5.5 million in incentives to his deal before last season and it’s thought something similar could be in the works for Gronkowski, who has a base salary of $8 million for this season.

That said, the source who spoke with Yahoo Sports urged caution that the meeting with Goodell is more of a first stepwith the league that begins a process of reinstatement – and not necessarily a capping moment that ends the process.

The Bellevue police officer wrote the following in Woodside’s citation:

The officer cited Woodside for driving greater than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

An arraignment for Woodside was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

In a statement, the Bengals said, We are aware of the incident involving Logan Woodside and are gathering more information.

Ask Patricia about the running game and he’ll talk generically about the 90-man roster. Ask him about individual players, such as undrafted rookie receiver Teo Redding, and he says he’s just a young guy trying to learn. Ask him about injuries and the status of, say, Ziggy Ansah, and while he doesn’t drop Caldwell’s check the report line, he’s just as tight-lipped.

It’s not overly annoying but it’s odd, considering Patricia has a big, engaging personality. Football is about discipline and authoritative leadership, and of course he was going to bring those tenets from the Patriots. One caveat: It works in New England because of Belichick and Brady, and because winning quiets dissent. The Patriots’ success gives Patricia credibility to institute it here, but he’ll still have to show he can do the winning part.

Ohtani’s injury has caused enough concern within the Angels’ organization that the move was made to shut him down immediately.

Richards’ 2017 campaign was interrupted due to nerve irritation in his throwing arm, but after Artemi Panarin Jersey returning late in 2017, he started the 2018 season on time.
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It should be noted that while these injection therapies have shown some promise given the success stories of several pitchers, the jury is still out on their efficacy. Others including another Ohtani teammate, Andrew Heaney have undergone similar treatment and failed. In 2016, Heaney first underwent stem cell injection therapy but ultimately needed TJ surgery.

Why? Undoubtedly, the relative success of pitchers to return to (or, in the case of draftees, exceed) their previous level of function following Tommy John surgery has played a role.

Consider the case of George Blanda Authentic Jersey Walker Buehler, a first-round draft pick in 2015 who was signed by the Dodgers even though they knew he might require surgery. After a brief visit to the majors last year, Buehler is back pitching for the big league club in 2018. With a fastball hovering near 96 mph and an array of impressive pitching stats (2.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 4.6 K/BB ratio), Buehler looks to be delivering early returns on the team’s investment.

Moustakas played his 900th career game for the team becoming the 13th player in Royals history to reach that plateau and started at first base for the first time.

Bassitt was called up from Triple-A Nashville for a spot start in place of Trevor Cahill, who is out with an Achilles injury. He didn’t arrive in Oakland until late Friday night.

Bassitt is the seventh starter the A’s have sent to the mound in as many days and the 11th different starter they’ve used this season.

He lost his seventh straight decision dating to April 28, 2016. His last win was on Aug. 4, 2015, against Baltimore.

The 29-year-old acknowledged he’s had doubts about his baseball future.

There was some dark days, Bassitt said. Even this year there was some dark days.

Texans safety Andre Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Texans safety Andre Hal has Chuck Foreman Jersey been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the team announced Friday.
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Hal and his family have requested privacy at this time, but he issued a statement via the Texans that read: My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I Jonas Brodin Youth Jersey know how to beat this and I will beat it.

The Texans also posted a statement from coach Bill O’Brien that read, in part: The news of Andre Hal’s diagnosis weighs heavy on the hearts of everyone in the Houston Texans family. … The entire Texans organization is behind Andre and his family during this difficult time and we look forward to his eventual return to the team.

The move comes as no surprise after Thomas was absent during voluntary offseason workouts, though he made it clear he wants to spend the rest of his career in Seattle.

I will not be attending the upcoming mini camp or any team activities until my contract situation is resolved, Thomas wrote. I want everyone especially the 12s to know that I want to remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career but I also believe that based on my production over the last 8 years that I’ve earned the right to have this taken care of as soon as possible.

I want to have certainty in regards to the upcoming years of my career. I’m going to continue to work my craft and put in work so that I can add to the team and give us the best chance to win. I hope my teammates understand where I’m coming from I believe this is the right thing to do.

Thomas, 29, could be fined up to $84,435 by the Seahawks for skipping all three days of minicamp. The three-time All-Pro is entering the final year of the four-year contract extension worth $40 million.

The Seahawks are set to host their minicamp June 12-14.

It’s nice to be able to contribute. For a lot of these games I wasn’t really doing much to help us win and it’s nice to be part of the team now, he said after hitting his ninth and 10th home runs. Hopefully I can keep it going.

Will Jordan Leggett or Chris Herndon be Jets’ top TE?

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Which means he will enter camp behind not just Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Terrelle Pryor, and Quincy Enunwa, but probably also Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart. Plus, Andre Roberts or Lucky Whitehead could make the roster as the return man.

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97-93. The Cowboys offensive linemen. They’re back, bigger and badder than ever and ready to pave the way as Ezekiel Elliott runs the ball 30 times per game because the Cowboys receiving corps wouldn’t cut it in the Big 12.

Big, raw Noah Brown is back for his second year. And veteran Terrance Williams will be in the mix when he’s healthy (he’s also dealing with a DUI case ). The best group in the NFL, this is not, and the tight end position is in even more flux than the receiver spot. But again, if the Cowboys are asking Prescott to be more distributor than anything else, with a strong run game and improved defense as the team’s foundation, he’s shown he’s capable.
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Dolphins, cornerback Bobby McCain agree to contract extension

The Dolphins and cornerback Bobby McCain have agreed to a four-year, $27 million contract extension, according to a report from ESPN.

McCain will now be the highest paid nickel corner in the league. The team announced the deal Friday.

Even though his employer selected quarterback Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick in last month’s NFL Draft, newly signed Raven Robert Griffin III doesn’t believe his days in Baltimore are numbered.

Still, The Score noted, Manziel made plays with his legs, found open receivers on scrambles and showed flashes of why his new coach, June Jones, suggested last year that Manziel will become the best player in CFL history.

It’s not a Jet problem or a league problem, Bowles said. It’s a nationwide problem. We deal with them on a daily basis as they come. … Things happen in your 20s, and you treat them on an individual basis and you move on.

Bowles said the team regularly addresses the players about off-field issues, and reiterated that he and the Jets handle each as they happen.

I’m not here to sit here and say I approve of it, because I don’t, Bowles said. Is it a problem? Yes. To lay all this on Chris, no, we aren’t going to lay all of it on him. He’s got to take responsibility. We understand that and we deal with it in house, but I’m not going to sit here and be a spokesperson and say it’s OK to drive drunk, because it’s not.

Bowles would not rule out having a zero-tolerance policy regarding discipline, but nothing was imminent.

We could have a different policy, Bowles said. I’m not going to say never. But things change accordingly. There is nothing wrong with our policy right now. If you sign a contract and you’re making $10, $20, $30 million, if that doesn’t stop you or anything else, what else is going to stop you?

Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants the ability to adjust his next deal on the fly

As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to not make any obvious progress toward fixing a contract that desperately needs to be adjusted to reflect his status as the best quarterback in football (or, at very worst, second best 鈥?that should keep the Patriots fans from having a Saturday morning conniption), plenty of creative terms have been bandied about in order to protect him from further changes in the market.
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And that’s really the lesson for all quarterbacks to learn, as a result of the Rodgers deal from 2013. When committing for seven years, the market will at some point pass you by. So, you know, don’t commit for seven years.

The league’s basic explanation of the rule is, It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent.

Most significantly, the league says players will be ejected if a hit meets the following standards: The player lowers his helmet to establish a linear body posture prior to initiating and making contact with the helmet, the player delivering the blow had an unobstructed path to his opponent and the contact was clearly avoidable because the player delivering the blow had other options.

There’s still some David Andrews Jersey room for interpretation here 鈥?two different officials might look at the same hit and have different ideas about whether the player delivering the blow had other options 鈥?but there’s at least some more clarity now than there was previously.

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Devils’ Keith Kinkaid helps Team USA reach World Championship semis

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Chicago Blackhawks forward and聽United States captain Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals, including the tie-breaking winner in the third period, to pace the offense.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward聽Cam Atkinson also scored for Team USA.

Devils forward Blake Coleman and defenseman Will Butcher were both held scoreless. Forward Brian Gibbons was a healthy scratch for the first time in eight tournament games.

As for future efforts to lure in NCAA events, Kean University is scheduled to host the Division III men’s volleyball championships on its Union campus in April 2019. School officials submitted their bid last year, but athletics director Jack McKiernan said there was concern that the event could get pulled at some point if the NCAA stuck by its policy.

As improbable as that may sound considering the NCAA rubber-stamped Kean’s proposal, consider the college athletics governing body relocated the NCAA Division II and III Women’s Lacrosse Championships in 2013 after Montclair State’s winning bid.

While Crabtree’s numbers dipped in 2017, he still managed to haul in eight touchdown passes from Derek Carr. No Ravens receiver had more than four scores last season.聽

I feel like I’m in my prime right now and I’m ready to go, Crabtree said, via聽Jamison Hensley of I feel young. I feel like I’m still Brad Nortman Jersey 25.

Only four receivers have more touchdown receptions than Crabtree’s 25 over the last three years. Just nine receivers have more total catches over the last nine years. He’ll give the Ravens production in the red zone and as an underneath receiver, which should make him Flacco’s new best friend on offense in 2018.

Never in a million years could the Bills have predicted they’d land their quarterback of the future (Josh Allen) and a potential game-changing presence at linebacker (Tremaine Edmunds) in the first round. That’s exactly what happened.

Packers sign tight end Lewis

Packers sign tight end Lewis More That’s fine by Bostic. The well-traveled 27-year-old signed a two-year deal in March following a productive if injury-marred season in Indianapolis. Bostic’s arrival appeared to be for depth purposes, but when the draft came and went, he now finds himself with as good a shot as anyone as lining up next to veteran Vince Williams. While he kept tabs on the draft, he didn’t exactly celebrate when Pittsburgh didn’t pick up a linebacker.
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Kelley’s 3.1 yards per carry and Perine’s 3.4 yards per carry didn’t help Washington out. On paper, Guice should be the early-down runner while Thompson takes on a third-down role. Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch noted early praise for Guice despite his current slot on the depth chart:
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Unlike their NFC South counterparts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who also double-dipped at cornerback in the draft, are dishing out playing time to at least one of their young defensive backs. With the 53rd and 63rd overall picks in April’s draft, the David Wright Authentic Jersey Buccaneers selected North Carolina’s M.J. Stewart and Auburn’s Carlton Davis, respectively.

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It’s possible Davis and Grimes start in Week 1 with cornerback Vernon Hargreaves in the slot. Either way, it’s interesting that Davis has seemingly already surpassed Stewart, who was drafted ahead of him, on the depth chart.

Rehab has been great. Obviously, it’s not fun. It’s quite the process. It can be painful some days, Wentz said (via But so far everything is going well. Where I’m at I’m very confident. My goal is to be ready Week 1.

I’m very confident (about playing Week 1). It’s a fluid process, so you never know how it’s going to go, but where we’re at, just trying to do what the doctors say and just take it step by step. There are times when you feel great and want to push it more, but you’ve got to stay the course with what the doctors are saying. I feel really good and really confident for Week 1.

Jim Kelly scheduled for more surgery amid oral cancer battle

Legendary Bills quarterback Jim Kelly will have a follow-up procedure as he continues to recover from oral cancer.

Kelly had a massive surgery in March to reconstruct his upper jaw, but he will have another in June to stabilize it. According to Kelly’s wife, there might be another procedure in September.

Update… Went to NYC yesterday for a checkup and moving forward, strategy meeting. The doctors were very impressed with how much Jim has healed since he’s been home. Praise God! The plan at this point is that he will have surgery in mid-June to lesson the “skin flap” bulk in his mouth, as well as put implants into his upper jaw. And then there will be more healing and waiting and then another surgery and possibly upper teeth sometime in September.

It’s the second resurgence of Kelly’s oral cancer. He was originally diagnosed with the disease in 2013, undergoing months of radiation and chemotherapy before being declared in remission.

The Panthers have only six matchups on the schedule against playoff teams from last season, but they also got stuck with the three teams from the NFC (Seahawks, Cowboys, Lions) that just missed the postseason at 9-7.

Toughest tests: Other than the four sure-to-be brutal matchups against the Saints and Falcons, the Panthers’ toughest game in 2018 likely will be their road matchup against the defending Super Bowl-champion Eagles. Philadelphia is coming back with a roster that features many of the same players from its title team, and the fact that it’s in Philly just adds to the degree of difficulty.

Biggest breaks: The Panthers quietly have built a bit of a rivalry with the Seahawks. The most recent matchup left something to be desired, as Seattle demolished Carolina at home, 40-7. The Seahawks will look different this year, though, and are coming off a year in which they missed the postseason. It still will be a tough matchup, but Carolina getting to play Seattle at home should make a big difference for the Panthers.ravens_137