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.

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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98. Breakfast with the Chargers.聽San Diego’s Oct. 21聽London game against Tennessee will start at 6:30 a.m. California time. It’s what watching Wimbledon would be like if Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa could make a sandwich out of Roger Federer.

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.

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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 ESPN.com. 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

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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 NFL.com). 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.

Seahawks sign Shaquem Griffin and Tre Flowers

The Seahawks got down to one unsigned draft pick on Thursday.
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Authentic Womens Dee Ford Jersey The team announced that fifth-round picks Shaquem Griffin and Tre Flowers have agreed to four-year deals with the club. With first-rounder Rashaad Penny signing on Wednesday, third-round defensive end Rasheem Green is the only unsigned member of the nine-man draft class.

Thanks to his success at UCF and the Scouting Combine despite playing with one hand, Griffin got more notice than his fellow fifth-round picks. He’ll be vying Colorado Avalanche Jersey for work as a linebacker and on special teams during his rookie season.

Flowers played safety at Oklahoma State, but the plan in Seattle is for him to make the move to cornerback. He’ll play alongside Shaquill Griffin, who played with his brother at UCF before joining the Seahawks in 2017.

He always been a pretty focused guy and loves football, Garrett said. Not having that stuff is a relief to him. But he comes to work every day and wants to get better. It’s good for our team.
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It’s not any pressure, Prescott said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. I want to be the best I can. I want to be the best quarterback that the Cowboys ever had. All that stuff comes when you play the game well.

Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, has a $630,000 base salary this season. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has promised an extraordinary contract and executive vice president Stephen Jones said last week that it’s going to be as he deserves.

I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the Washington Redskins, Snyder said in a team-issued statement. Brian has been one of the most highly regarded NFL executives amongst league ownership for many years because of his deep understanding of our business, his focus on partner relationships and his genuine belief that fans must be at the center of every decision we make. Brian is coming to Washington with fresh thinking and big ideas to implement, and I have full confidence that with Brian’s addition and with Bruce Allen continuing as team President, the Redskins’ success will continue to grow, both on and off the field.

Tepper’s bid for Panthers expected to sail through

If there was any doubt about David Tepper’s bid to buy the Panthers, there shouldn’t have been.
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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the looming effort to approve Tepper as successor to team founder Jerry Richardson is expected to sail through when the owners meet tomorrow and Wednesday in Atlanta.

The Pirates intentionally walked Joey Votto to load the bases and bring up Gennett, who has grounded into six double plays, tied for the most on the team.

It definitely makes sense what they did, Gennett said. I think Joey’s the best hitter in baseball. I definitely didn’t take it personally, but I do like getting up there with the bases loaded.

Gennett also had an RBI double in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the seventh for a season-high six RBI. His career Harrison Smith Womens Jersey high is 10 RBI during his four-homer game against St. Louis last June 6.

The last couple games I’ve not been performing the way I want, said Taylor, who has relinquished his leadoff spot to Max Muncy. It felt good to contribute and help the team win a game.
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The victory snapped the Dodgers’ five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just 9-14 overall.

We know we’re a good team, Taylor said. We’re going to turn things around eventually.

Matt Kemp continued his hot hitting, going 2 for 4 with a run scored. His RBI single with two outs in the first provided the Dodgers’ first run. He fouled a pitch off his left knee in the eighth before striking out for the second time.

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Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (2-0, 3.60 ERA) shut out Atlanta for seven innings in his last start.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (4-0, 1.75) goes for his 50th career win. He is 4-4 in 13 starts vs. Miami.

Can Rutgers end this national-worst drought in 2018?

It’s been a long time since Rutgers knocked off a Top 25 opponent.
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The longest of any Power 5 conference team in the nation, in fact.

FBSchedules.com posted a list of the dozen power conference teams with the longest droughts against the Top 25 on Tuesday, and the Scarlet Knights are at the top. Rutgers has not beaten a ranked team since Nov. 12, 2009, when it pasted No. 23 South Florida, 31-0, at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. The Scarlet Knights are 0-20 against ranked opponents since.

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Mariota will have a No. 1 wideout in Davis who can outmuscle and win jump-ball battles against smaller defenders. Expect him to triple his previous 375 receiving yards total in 2018.
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But of course that’s not what Hardy is known for. Hardy played in the NFL for four seasons, though he has been out of the league since the end of the 2015 season. At this point, his brief NFL career may not be what he’s known for, either.

Hardy is remembered, if he’s remembered at all, because he was arrested on domestic violence charges on May 13, 2014; he was given a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail, which was later struck on appeal. The guilty ruling was eventually erased from his record. Hardy was initially suspended 10 games for the incident, though that was later reduced to four.聽Deadspin reported harrowing details聽from the night he was arrested in November of 2015, and he was not signed the following offseason.

Goldstone testified that he too expected Veselnitskaya would deliver a smoking gun to help Trump’s campaign. He testified that he was embarrassed and apologetic when she instead used the session to press her view that the sanctions imposed on Russia for human rights abuses, known as the Magnitsky Act, should be lifted.

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Wanted To Trade Back In First Round

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The not guilty pleas…

I can’t say enough, thank y’all, just thank y’all, Griffin said at a news conference inside the team’s indoor practice field. That’s probably all I can say is just thank y’all because it’s a blessing, and I’m so thankful to have that opportunity for the last nine years to play for this organization. Griffin started 10 games as a rookie and played 141 games over nine seasons with Tennessee, including 103 straight between 2007 and 2013.

Justin Reid is also a safety and now a third-round pick of the Houston Texans. The younger Reid was widely projected as a top-50 overall talent coming out of Stanford. Many final mock draft projections (mine included) slotted him to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round, but he fell to the third. He was not the only safety to fall in the draft.

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Darnold’s involvement with the Wilson technology began over a year ago when he was working with Palmer, who played in the NFL for parts of eight seasons and has become one of the country’s elite quarterback trainers.