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It’s draft week, which means there will be plenty of news, analysis, etc. right here at ProFootballTalk.com. Including our first (and only) mock draft of the year.
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It’s also a huge week for the Womens Terrence Brooks Jersey official PFT radio/TV show and podcast, with a cornucopia of first-round prospects.

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UCLA’s Josh Rosen, at 6-foot-4 and just 226 pounds, had durability issues in college, playing in only six games as a sophomore before a shoulder injury ended his season, and missing two games this past season after suffering two concussions.

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is only slightly taller than 6-feet and his brash behavior is cause for concern.

Wyoming’s Josh Allen finished his college career with a mere 56 percent completion percentage and he didn’t face the top-level competition in college that the aforementioned three players did, and in his three games against Power Five teams he threw one touchdown and eight interceptions.

Should that result in a return to 2016 form, Beasley will be well-positioned for a lucrative second NFL contract in the near future.

We’re still battling on all fronts, on all guys. We’re still looking at guys and evaluating. There are still free agents we’re looking at and in that the process just continues, Carroll said. We’ve gone through the information gathering and we have a pretty good feel for where we are. It’s ongoing. We’re not done with that decision at all.
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Reports surfaced earlier this month that Seattle pulled out of a planned workout for Kaepernick, who has been without an NFL team since the end of the 2016 season. Seattle has been one of the few teams to show any interest in Kaepernick following his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season with San Francisco.

Whether Seattle revisits Kaepernick may be answered during this week’s draft and if the Seahawks invest a draft pick in a quarterback for the first time since selecting Russell Wilson in the 2012 draft. Seattle has signed backups Stephen Morris and Austin Davis this offseason.Spend five minutes with Mike Maccagnan and you cannot help but like him.

Mark Richardson in support of Ben Navarro’s bid to buy Panthers

Out of the four candidates bidding for a chance to own the Carolina Panthers, team owner Jerry Richardson’s son, Mark, has his favorite out of the group.
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According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Mark is pulling for South Carolina businessman Ben Navarro is his top choice to purchase the franchise.

I’m sure there are multiple people that could be the right next owner. I personally know Ben and I know what he stands for, Richardson said. I know where his heart and his head is, and what his commitments are. And I can’t imagine a better person being the next owner than him.

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But Sherman didn’t care about the rest of the first round. He cared only about his pick. And he knew what his team badly needed: a quarterback. Tittle was going to Authentic Myles Turner Jersey retire at the end of the ’64 season. Gary Wood was the only other QB on the roster. And Namath was electrifying Saturdays in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with a personality Sherman knew would be an ideal fit for New York.

If Hue knows, the next question becomes whether Hue can keep it to himself, or whether he’ll leak it to one of the various people in the media who have resisted calling for a guy who has gone 1-31 in two seasons as Cleveland’s coach to be fired, and who specifically haven’t taken the position that anyone who goes 0-16 as an NFL head coach should never be an NFL head coach, ever again.

In other words, he won’t be leaking it to me.

There’s a growing belief that the first overall pick will be Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Indeed, it’s Mayfield atop the one and only PFT mock draft, with the Browns actually making the first two picks in the process.

Twenty-four hours from now, we’ll all now the answer. Those 24 hours can’t come quickly enough.

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Punter trade! Giants acquire Riley Dixon from Broncos

Out of a job after Denver upgraded to Marquette King , punter Riley Dixon is on the move.

The Broncos traded Dixon to the Giants in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

Given that 30,000 attended Saturday afternoon’s Mets-Nationals game — in very cold weather — why did approximately only 12,000 attend Sunday’s Mets-Nationals? Could it be because it began at 8:08 p.m. on a 35-degree night, as per ESPN’s purchased orders? Was money — greed — not the determinant for such illogical scheduling?

Jaire Alexander, Louisville: His performance at the combine — particularly his 4.38 in the 40 — spiked his stock. His footwork and agility also opened eyes. But Alexander missed four games because of a knee injury early in 2017, and then dealt with a broken hand that caused him to miss two more games. So there’s risk coupled with his great skills.

JC Jackson, Maryland: When he was measured at the combine he wasn’t close to the 6-foot-1 he was listed at by Maryland. Couple that with some off-the-field issues, and his talent (40 tackles and three interceptions in 2017) may be overlooked. Jackson was kicked out of the Florida program in 2015 following an armed robbery charge (for which he was acquitted). Also, in 2014 Jackson was shot at — with a bullet grazing his eye lid — and a companion of his was shot in the face.

Kameron Kelly, San Diego State: He had 68 tackles with eight passes broken up, three interceptions and two sacks in 2017 after making five interceptions in 2016. His strong 2017 season earned him a Senior Bowl invitation.

Here is a small sampling of Internet reaction, including from Feely’s father — presumably the girl’s grandfather — adding context to the photo. He was a longtime high football coach and a certified teacher and counselor.

Fathers giving a hard time to and even subtly threatening the chosen dates of their teenage daughters is an age-old joke. But Feely’s photo sparked a social media uproar against the current climate of gun violence and gun control laws.

It is an especially sensitive subject when mixed with schools, with the recent 19th  anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre that killed 13 and injured 21 more, and only two months removed from the  Stoneman Douglas High School massacre that killed 17 and injured 17 more. steelers_121

Saban wanted to move college kickoff point back to the 40

Football is phasing out the kickoff, and the NCAA’s latest change to the sport’s most dangerous play would have been slightly different, if Alabama coach Nick Saban had his druthers.
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That takes some of the strategy out of the game, to me, with the result that we had. And you would have had the same result if you just moved it up five yards because almost everybody in college football would kick nothing but touchbacks . . . and you still would have all the strategies that you could have used in other circumstances.
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Other circumstances definitely are coming to college and pro football, in the form of the kickoff being eliminated completely and replaced with something else. That something else may be a fourth-and-15 play from the 30, with the option to punt, run a fake punt, or go for it.

It’s a possibility that Commissioner Roger Goodell first floated in a Time profile more than five years ago. Since then, the NFL has systematically neutered the kickoff to the point where it has become a foregone conclusion that kickoffs will be going away. The official PFT over-under continues to be 2.5 years, but it could make sense to bet the under.

Although guys like Warren Sapp and Cortez Kennedy made it to the Hall of Fame without 100 or more career sacks, they weren’t primarily pass rushers. Harrison was. So he needs to generate a high number of sacks to show the kind of sustained excellence that will get him to the Hall of Fame.

Kevin Greene had to wait for years to get in, and he had 160 sacks 鈥?nearly twice Harrison’s total. So it’s highly unlikely that Harrison ever gets in. He’ll probably never even be a finalist for consideration.
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Romero spent four seasons in the minors with Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez and became familiar with Marte, Polanco and Ivan Nova while they were all growing up in the Dominican Republic. The Pirates are hoping Romero can provide some stability to a bullpen that has been the one of the few issues during their hot start.

Romero appeared in a career-high 53 games last season for the Nationals but struggled in his two appearances with Washington this year before being released.

Pirates: Musgrove is scheduled for a bullpen session Thursday. The 25-year-old, acquired from Houston as part of the trade that sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros, has been dealing with right shoulder issues Freddie Hamilton Authentic Jersey since the start of spring training.

Projecting paydays for next year’s top free agents

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The Chicago White Sox-Minnesota Twins game was postponed late Saturday night because of heavy snow in the Twin Cities.

The game between the Cardinals and Reds, which was scheduled for a 1:10 p.m. ET start, was delayed by rain and started at 3:45 p.m ET.

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Tennessee signed Cyprien to be an enforcer in Dick LeBeau’s scheme. New head coach Mike Vrabel and defensive coordinator Dean Pees prefer versatility. Reid covered the slot for the majority of his snaps last season, per Climbing the Pocket’s Jordan Reid, with experience playing both free and strong safety.聽
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In this scenario, UCLA’s Josh Rosen is available and the obvious choice. Case Keenum is the team’s short-term starter after he signed a two-year contract in free agency. The 30-year-old isn’t the team’s answer at quarterback, though.聽

Rosen is this year’s most polished prospect. The Chosen One is a fundamentally sound passer with more experience in pro-style concepts than anyone in this class. He’s a natural.聽

The San Francisco 49ers continue to stockpile collegiate defensive ends after selecting one in the first round of the previous three drafts. But Harold Landry’s skill set is different compared to Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas.聽

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The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games. The Mets had been off to the best start in franchise history behind the top bullpen in the majors before collapsing.
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That was big, super big. I’m not going to sit here and lie, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. It’s a big pick-me-up…. That dugout was electric.

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Harper’s two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3. Wilmer Difo tied it with a two-out, two-run single off Jeurys Familia, and Michael A. Taylor drew a bases-loaded walk from the Mets closer for a 7-6 lead.

It was just unfortunate, New York manager Mickey Callaway said. Off night for a few of them. But we have to move on.

It’s one inning. It wasn’t even the game, he said. We’ll learn from it and make sure that it doesn’t throw us into some kind of tailspin. Because we’re a really good team and we’ve been showing that.

Howie Kendrick added a solo homer in the ninth.

Since MLB began keeping continuous track in 1986, the only season to endure more weather-related postponements in March and April was 2007, when 25 games were lost to inclement weather. With two weeks left in the month, MLB is on the verge of an ignominious meteorological standard.

The lone saving grace for baseball: The 2016 collective bargaining agreement increased the length of the season from 183 to 187 days to ease the physical burden on players. That extra wiggle room has allowed MLB’s schedule-makers to plug in postponed games later in the season with a minimum of havoc and stress.

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76ers, Mavericks headed to China for NBA China Games 2018

The Process will be heading to China as the Philadelphia 76ers will face the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA China Games 2018.

The Mavericks and Sixers will meet twice in preseason contests, on Oct. 5 in Shanghai and Oct. 8 in Shenzhen. It will mark the first time the Mavericks and Sixers play in China.

“It will be an honor to be the first 76ers team to play in front of the amazing fan base in China in October,” he said.

Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight: Thunder-Jazz presents a handful of star players, the most evenly matched teams and could easily go seven games. The teams haven’t played since Dec. 23, well before Rudy Gobert was back from injury, and before the Jazz swung a midseason trade that shipped Rodney Hood to Cleveland for Jae Crowder. In other words: We have no idea how these teams match up because these players haven’t really squared off yet.

Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN.com: Sixers vs. Heat. There’s something about watching an exciting young team make its maiden voyage into the tumultuous waters of the postseason. Remember the Thunder going punch for punch with the Lakers in 2010? The Sixers have been building for this moment for years, and they not only have the energy of youth but also the momentum of a 16-game winning streak propelling them into the series.

Prior to the Game 2 loss, Philadelphia had been 9-0 during Embiid’s recent absence. Sixers coach Brett Brown has said several times that the club missed Embiid badly in Game 2.

But Brown has stressed that Embiid — who averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 63 games in the regular season — will not be rushed back if Philadelphia falls behind in the best-of-seven series against Miami.

“It’s about what’s best for Joel’s health,” Brown said earlier this week.

Embiid took “a little bit of contact” during practice on Tuesday, Brown said, although it seems as if he is unable to engage in full contact with defenders.

Brown acknowledged that Embiid’s conditioning will be less than 100 percent if and when he returns.

“Whenever the time comes when he does play, I think [his conditioning will improve] in a more rapid way. His body looks great,” the coach said. “If you just look at him physically, I think he looks fantastic. I feel like it will kick in quicker than most.”
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Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier likely headed to DL with right thumb sprain

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier left Sunday’s 10-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies with a sprained right thumb.
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Kiermaier will have an MRI exam Monday, with a trip to the DL appearing likely.
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I don’t want to get too far ahead of it, but he’s going to be out, Rays manager Kevin Cash said. There’s a chance he’s going to miss a chunk.

Sometimes we talk about our game — only the strong survive, Molitor said of the schedule. It’s mental toughness, and this has required a little more than normal.

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Victor Martinez homered for the first time since August for Detroit, hitting a two-run shot in the second. Jeimer Candelario hit a tiebreaking triple in the fifth, and Francisco Liriano (2-1) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. He struck out seven and walked three.

Baltimore managed only one hit off four Detroit relievers. Greene pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

Trey Mancini hit a solo homer for the Orioles, who lost their fourth straight. Andrew Cashner (1-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings.

We’ve had a lot of great starts, but we haven’t been able to cash them in, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. We just aren’t hitting very well. The pitching has been great, but it is frustrating that we aren’t getting anything out of it.

Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 2 with two walks before leaving the game with back tightness. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said the slugger was a bit stiff, and Gardenhire didn’t want him to keep playing in the cold weather.

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He played two seasons (2014-15) for the junior team in Cologne, helping the Crocodiles reach the junior bowl in both seasons and winning the German Junior Championship in 2014.

Comeback season came to College Station, Texas on Tuesday as Johnny Manziel took part in Texas A&M’s Pro Day as part of his effort to jumpstart his stalled NFL career.

Manziel has also worked out at the University of San Diego’s Pro Day and will be taking part in the Spring League next month in hopes of convincing an NFL team to take a shot on him. If not, Manziel says he’ll head elsewhere for what he recently called the last of his last chances to play pro football again.

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But Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Sproles is likely to be back in Philadelphia this season.

We’ve reached out to him during the free agency period, and talked to him, Pederson said. He’s expressed that he wants to be back here. He knows we want him back here. Heck yeah. He’s a big part of our team. [He’s a] punt returner, he’s a tremendous back, third down guy. So we’ll see what falls out. He wants to still play, and I want him to play, and I want him to be an Eagle.

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Having already broached the Clippers’ suspect defense, it’s worth noting just how specifically bad they’ve been of late on that end; having allowed an absurd 122.3 points per 100 possessions since the start of April in four games, eight more than any other team.
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This means tonight’s tilt with the Pelicans could be the choice DFS climate of the slate, given an atypically rich projected point total that opened at 227.5 points across most major books. Vegas is a helpful tool for sifting through a busy night in the NBA, so I’m also intrigued by the healthy point total in Brooklyn tonight (220). The Nets are giving their key players heavy minutes, considering their draft pick is in Cleveland’s hands, making players like Allen valuable in both daily and seasonal formats.
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So the 40-year-old Brady, the 37-year-old Eli Manning, the 39-year-old Drew Brees, the 36-year-old Ben Roethlisberger and the 36-year-old Philip Rivers, among others, should be mentally prepared to see their teams draft their potential replacements soon. Even Aaron Rodgers, 34, should remember how a 36-year-old Brett Favre didn’t expect the Packers to draft an heir apparent back in 2006.

The problem, of course, is that Kirk Cousins has set a new high-water mark of $84 million over three years. Ryan (or at least his agent) may want to do better than that.

But Cousins got to $28 million per year by hitting the open market. That happened after he completed his contract and spent two years under the franchise tag. Ryan doesn’t have that same leverage.

Maybe, then, they’ll split the difference between $76.4 million and $84 million over three years. That would be $80.2 million, fully guaranteed at signing over the next three years, possibly with a couple of non-guaranteed years at the back end of the deal.

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