Vikings CB Terence Newman re-signs to play at age 40

In the NFL, 40-year-old cornerbacks are kind of like unicorns 鈥?they’re not supposed Preston Brown Jersey to exist. But Terence Newman is no ordinary cornerback.
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The Vikings announced Monday that Newman has re-signed and will return for his 16th NFL season in 2018. Newman will tuns 40 just before the season starts 鈥?his birthday is Sept. 4 鈥?and he will be the oldest defensive player in the league.
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Newman, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, ranks second among active players with 42 career interceptions. These days, he’s also prized for his leadership and experience. The veteran should be a good mentor for new Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, the team’s first-round pick out of UCF (No. 30 overall) in the recent draft.

Newman himself was once a first-round pick, the Cowboys’ No. 5 overall pick in 2003. He later played three seasons with the Bengals before heading north to Minnesota.

Newman noted during training camp last season that he’d pondered retirement the last several offseasons, but when it’s time, he doesn’t want to make it a big deal.

I’m in the sunset when I go. 鈥?It’s not going to be a big spectacle, Newman said (via Scout.com). It’s just going to be I’m gone. I don’t need any pats on the back. When I’m done, I’m done.

In three seasons with the Vikings, Newman has started 33 of the 47 games in which he’s appeared. In 2017, he had 25 tackles, one interception and five passes defensed.

Broncos GM John Elway’s golf game, even as a 1.4 handicap, couldn’t compete with The Broadmoor’s East Course on Monday in Colorado Springs.
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He played respectably en route to a 10-over-par 80 in a U.S. Senior Open qualifier, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported, but not good enough to make the field for the USGA event next month.

For a 58-year-old who didn’t play for about two monthsleading into the NFL Draft, Elway held his own, the Gazette noted, shooting matching 40s on the front and back on a day when only only five golfers broke 77. The players who earned the two qualifying spots up for grabs shot 69 and 72.

The day before the anthem policy was enacted, and two days before Trump hinted at deporting players who didn’t comply, coach Doug Pederson steered clear of imposing anything on the players about making the trip: We’re working through a ton of things, but at the same time, we understand that it’s an individual decision.

Falcons schedule 2018: Atlanta in good position to continue success

Playing in the NFC South has made the Falcons’ schedule tougher than most in recent years. Having to the face the NFC East and AFC North this season only adds to the difficulty level.

Atlanta was faced with a similarly tough slate in 2017 and came out 10-6. With the 13th toughest schedule based on last year’s records, the Falcons have to hope for that same bit of good fortune this year. The six games against the Saints, Panthers and Bucs don’t give much room for error, and having to play the Steelers, Eagles and Packers only adds pressure. Such a tough schedule makes games against teams like the Cardinals and Ravens even more critical.

Bottom line: The breaks are few and far between for Atlanta. From top to bottom, start to finish, there are tough matchups throughout the year. The Falcons are a great team in their own right, though, and despite having to play a number of playoff teams from a year ago and a few that could make a run this year, Atlanta should be in good position to continue its recent success. Record prediction: 11-5

The Capitals played their most physical game of the series, registering 39 hits and wearing down the Lightning in a 3-0 victory to force a Game 7 on Wednesday in Tampa.

“That’s one area where we have an edge is our size and physical play. Over the course of a seven-game series, it’s something we talk about. Take those opportunities. Don’t get out of position. Try to wear them down when we can,” said Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, who tied with forward Tom Wilson with a game-high six hits.

“It’s desperation, really. If you don’t win tonight, you’re not moving on. So you try to empty the tank as much as you can.”

The hitting didn’t necessarily determine the victor — T.J. Oshie’s power-play goal, two penalty kills against the Lightning and Braden Holtby’s 24-save performance for his first shutout of the season were more paramount — but it did alter what the Lightning did, as some apprehension and choppiness entered their offensive game. It was symptomatic of the Capitals’ overall play in Game 6, which exhibited more energy, speed and determination than their opponents could muster.
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Titans claim John Theus off waivers from Saints

The Titans claimed offensive tackle John Theus off waivers from the Saints, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Theus spent most of last season with the Panthers after they claimed him off waivers from the 49ers. He did not play in a game last season before going on injured reserve in December.

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It’s different, talking about it and doing it, Brown said. I give Cleveland credit, but I think it’s a lot to do with us.

Brown did stress that he believes the Celtics will come out with the proper intensity in Game 4.

I’m super confident, he said. I believe in our team, I believe in our coaching staff, and I believe in our front office. We’ll be all right.

The Bucs made Bowers a second-round pick in 2010. Bowers played 53 games with 10 starts in five NFL seasons.

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Bowers, 28, has not played in the NFL since 2015. He spent last season in the CFL, making 17 tackles, seven sacks and an interception in 14 games with the Eskimos.

While Curry and the Warriors’ counterpunches in the third quarter led to a double-digit deficit for the Rockets, the season-long game plan for Houston bore dividends in the result of a grind-out, comeback victory.

This series, tied 2-2, still has a chance to live up to the hype.

Josh McCown is obviously little more than a mentor and place holder. Teddy Bridgewater, fun as he is to root for, is a reclamation-project Plan B that the team scrapped as soon as it traded up to the third overall pick. Christian Hackenberg is the old Powerball ticket you find at the bottom of the laundry basket. Darnold can begin asserting himself as the Jets’ starter in OTAs and rookie camp. By training camp itself, he should be well on his way to earning the job.

Gennett’s slam helps Harvey gets 1st Reds win, 7-2 over Bucs

Pirates: CF Starling Marte (strained right oblique) is accompanying the team on its trip. He’s eligible to be activated from the DL on Saturday.
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Reds: RH Michael Lorenzen worked out with the Reds pregame and is expected to be activated before Wednesday’s game. He has been on the DL since spring Womens Todd Gurley Jersey training with a strained right shoulder. He pitched two innings Sunday in a rehab appearance.

Betts has scored a major-league best 49 runs. He has 36 extra-base hits, including six over his last four games.

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Price (4-4), coming off a complete game victory over Baltimore, goes against Rays RHP Chris Archer (3-3) on Wednesday night. There will be a little bit of banter, but it’s all friendly, Archer said.

There’s untapped value to be had here, especially regarding high-strikeout relievers.
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The numbers speak for themselves: Entering play on Monday, an all-time record 27.6 percent of all relief appearances this season resulted in at least one shutout inning’s work with the pitcher striking out at least one-quarter of the hitters he faced. We’re on pace to set a single-season record of those accumulated for the fourth consecutive year, and we’re on pace for a record 23.6 percent strikeout rate by all relief pitchers.

With a clear rise in multi-inning and high-strikeout relievers (or those capable of both, in a few cases), it’s more important than ever to maximize the value of every inning available to your team, especially in a league that affords you daily transactions and/or has caps on games started. For one, these are increasing-in-value innings that don’t count against those aforementioned caps, are often easily found on the free-agent list, and are becoming more valuable relative to starting pitchers’ contributions, what with many starters seeing correspondingly smaller workloads.

Talkative CB Jackson reminds Rivera of Norman

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Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback Donte Jackson entered the NFL with a reputation as a media darling from his time in college.
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LSU beat reporters enjoyed talking to Jackson, who often made himself available for interviews on a weekly basis while providing humorous takes.

Carolina reporters were introduced to Jackson’s colorful side during Friday’s media session at the team’s rookie minicamp when a comparison to Josh Norman and a Batman reference came up.

Did he just quote Beyonc茅? Rivera asked reporters.

The NCAA has its long-standing statement and was the main litigant in Murphy vs. NCAA, but the association did not take any additional public stance during the process. The NCAA聽 did notably adjust its policies for handling sports wagering-related compliance issues in recent weeks, allowing for an appeals process on potential violations going forward.

One of my concerns Andre Dawson Jersey is that I will be portrayed as pro sports betting. But I view myself more as pro transparency. And someone who’s a realist in the business. The best way for the league to monitor our integrity is for that betting action to move toward legal betting organizations, where it can be tracked. That’s the pragmatic approach.

Silver said the NBA’s international push, in countries where in many cases sports gambling is legal, helped him change his stance:

As we began to stage exhibition games in Europe and China and jurisdictions where sports betting was legal, it caused me to focus more on this than I had historically. Then we began getting approached by sports-betting companies outside of the United States, where it’s legal, to do business with them. As we became more of a global company, I began to think about what our policy should be here.

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Jeremy Hill “jumped on a plane as quick as I could” when Patriots called

Running back Jeremy Hill said the Patriots were “the most well-prepared team” he faced while he was a member of the Bengals, which made it a pretty easy choice for him to sign once New England showed interest in him as a free agent.

Timmy Jernigan has also panned out, though more in Philly than Baltimore.

“During big moments in my career, the first guy I was looking for was Jason Witten. I knew where he would be and I knew he would get open and not once, not once did I ever go to him late in the game on a key down when he was one on one and him not deliver. He always came through. “In the playoffs in 2014, it was fourth down against the Lions in the fourth quarter… needing a touchdown to take the lead and being our last drive of the game we called a timeout. As I stood on the sideline deciding what play we wanted to call in the most pressure packed moment of our season, by brain wanted to call Y option.

Davante Adams was on track to bust until suddenly figuring things out in Year 3 and gradually supplanting a now-departed Jordy Nelson as Option No.

Adams can align in multiple places and win on slants, back-shoulders and fades—defining routes in Green Bay’s passing game.

He was taken a few picks ahead of Allen Robinson and Jarvis Landry, which few will take umbrage with.

The only other man in this draft to become a long-term starter is Corey Linsley, who grabbed the job in August 2014 when J.C.

Townsend finished second among FBS players with a 47.5-yard gross average while kicking for the University of Florida during the 2017 season. He joins Colby Wadman on the Raiders roster at punter and one would imagine that the draft pick used on Townsend should earn him the inside lane in any competition that may take place in the coming months.

Townsend was the third punter to go during the fifth round with the Seahawks trading up to take Michael Dickson and the Packers taking former Alabama punter J.K. Scott one spot ahead of where the Raiders took Townsend.
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NFL Draft 2018: Final thoughts on Giants’ class

For the Steelers, it was fourth-rounder Josh Dobbs in Jordan Martinook Youth jersey 2016 and third-rounder Mason Rudolph in 2017.
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I was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you can get some really good football players that can help this team now, Roethlisberger said on 97.3 FM in Pittsburgh, revealing he told the team pre-draft he plans to play 3-5 more years.

Once they drafted a quarterback in the third, I wasn’t sure if they believed me or not. But I’m committed to it.

Do Giants’ have best skill players of Eli Manning’s career?

Told of Roethlisberger’s reaction, Manning simply said of the Giants’ similar strategy: It’s fine.
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The new Wilson Connected Football System will also provide information based around play timing. That includes snap-to-release times and snap-to-target times, which will help perfect individual routes on offense. You look at this information and say, ‘Hey, based on my quarterback and what he can do, this is what my wide receiver needs to do in order to be in the right spot at the right time to get the ball fluidly,’ Hare said.

It’s no coincidence that Rivers’ aerial attack hit its stride once Henry replaced a declining Antonio Gates in the starting lineup. Heading into his third season, Henry has emerged as a top-five tight end. With Allen playing the lead role as the quintessential chain-mover, the collection of wideouts is deep, diverse and talented. Last year’s No. 7 overall pick, Mike Williams, is a breakout candidate after a back issue limited him to just 11 receptions as a rookie.
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The Chargers allowed the fewest sacks in the league last season, due in large part to Rivers’ pre-snap wizardry. If the pass protection was solid, the run blocking left a lot to be desired. The coaches expect that to change this year, with Pouncey solidifying the interior between promising second-year guards Feeney and Lamp.

The New York Giants spent the offseason bolstering Eli Manning ‘s prospects for prolonging his career.

Big Blue drafted three-down running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick, swiped guard Will Hernandez a round later, and made left tackle Nate Solder the highest paid left tackle in the NFL. Those upgrades give the Giants an intriguing offensive depth chart with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram providing dynamic pass-catching ability.

Report: Booger McFarland joins MNF as field analyst

When ESPN first leaked to ESPN the news that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was planning to retire and join ESPN, the specific language in the report 鈥?that Witten would be a lead analyst on Monday Night Football 鈥?suggested that the team could consist of more than Witten and play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore. And indeed it will.
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While the approach will be different, the question remains whether it will be special. Many who grew up in the ’70s have fond memories of Frank Gifford, Don Meredith, and Howard Cosell. On the surface, the Tessitore-Witten-McFarland trio doesn’t suggest a significant sizzle factor. In time, we’ll see if they attract viewers who are planning to watch the game (or not) based not on who is calling the game but on who is playing in it.

After monitoring him, Manziel was released.

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On both PFT Live and Twitter in recent weeks, I’ve performed my annual embrace of Pittsburgh Penguins fandom. It goes back a very long time.

When I was nine, my dad took me to a Kings-Penguins game at the Civic Arena, a building that felt old even when Pat McAfee Jersey it was fairly new. (In a good way, if that makes any sense. And it probably doesn’t.) In 1991, when the Penguins made their first run at a Stanley Cup, I was all in, watching any games I could find on TV, listening to any others on the radio, and enjoying every moment of the first true success from a franchise that had been far more bad than good.

The following year I was living in Pittsburgh, and I ended up going to at least one game in every round of the playoffs: Devils (one game), Rangers (two), Bruins (one), Blackhawks (two). Even then, ticket prices stretched the average Yinzer household budget, but the place was packed every night.

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They took steps to alleviate that on Monday. The Cardinals have released quarterbacks Brandon Doughty and Alek Torgersen from their 90-man roster.

Wasn’t me, deadpans Reddick. Then he comes clean. You don’t know what you’re missing.

Springer pauses for a second and considers the benefits of deniability, of pretending that he, in fact, does now know what he’s missing. But he realizes that it would be a tough sell.

I like me some Katy Perry, he says.

But then she retracted those allegations, saying she was upset about a fight with Irving but that she had lied when she claimed their fight was physical.

Today Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the police in Frisco, Texas, have made their investigation into the matter inactive, with no charges filed against Irving.

The NFL will likely conduct a separate investigation, regardless of the decision by the police to close the case.

Quality of education is stressed to parents, but it鈥檚 the pedigree of Saban and his well-regarded assistants with extensive college and/or pro backgrounds that usually carries more appeal to the high school athlete fostering NFL aspirations.

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What’s next for Avril?

It depends on how his rehab goes and whether or not he’s cleared to play. Avril said in January he’d like to play again.

I believe so, Avril told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche on The Aftermath. Right now it’s all about recovery. I had surgery. I’m in the process of recovering. It’s a long process, a long journey. When I get to the end of that, then I’ll figure out what’s next.

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According to ESPN’s Field Yates, $8.26 million of Shazier’s $8.718 million was converted, which means he can receive the money immediately.

The move has no salary-cap implications, meaning it seems a goodwill gesture on the part of the organization.

Shazier is on the physically unable to perform list and will miss the entire 2018 season after suffering a spinal injury against the Cincinnati Bengals last season.

The only certainty about New England’s first round is there will be a dramatic twist, whether that’s selecting Jackson or something completely different with both picks.

The Patriots trade up twice. This happened in 2012, when they slid up from No. 27 to No. 21 to land Jones, and then from No. 31 to No. 25 to get Hightower. There’s a feeling the Patriots might pull off another blockbuster to reach the top 10 and take Mayfield, but they are more likely to make more subtle moves if there are one or two players they like at quarterback or a defensive position.
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