Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins goes silent, holds up signs on social injustices

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, long an outspoken advocate for social reforms, went silent at the team’s practice complex Wednesday.

Instead, Jenkins let several signs do the talking for him. He held them up in response to questions about the Eagles’ canceled White House visit, which President Donald Trump blamed on the Eagles for not being patriotic during the anthem.

In just seven games, Watson generated a combined then-league-high 21 passing and rushing touchdowns while posting a 103.0 passer rating. And the Texans scored at least 33 points in each of the five games that preceded his injury. But 36 quarterbacks make more money than Watson on an average annual basis. 

Not a lot has gone right of late for the Indianapolis Colts, making it difficult to find Colts players who have outperformed their contracts. That said, veteran defensive tackle Al Woods experienced a breakout season after signing with the Colts in 2017, so Woods has easily been worth every penny of his cheap two-year, $4 million contract. 

The 31-year-old recorded a career-high 44 tackles as a 16-game starter last year, and he should play a similar role as part of a four-man front in 2018. If he can deliver in a similar fashion, the 2010 fourth-round pick will be worth a whole lot more on the open market next year.

Me and Frank, we click, man, Ebron said on Wednesday’s edition of Good Morning Football. And he’s done great things with tight ends, as you look at Zach Ertz and his offense last year.

He’s done great things, and I think he’s brought me in here to be that… effective player for him.

While coach Doug Pederson called the plays for the Eagles last season, it was Reich who scripted the game plans as Ertz earned Pro Bowl recognition and backup tight end Trey Burton parlayed his own potential into a lucrative new contract with the Bears.

Can Reich work the same magic with an enigmatic fifth-year tight end who is just a few months older than Ravens ‘ first-round rookie Hayden Hurst ?

Ebron never could put it all together in Detroit, mixing flashes of playmaking ability with untimely drops and mental mistakes. He is one year removed, however, from a 700-yard campaign that made him a popular breakout candidate last offseason.

Julio Jones skipping Falcons’ mandatory minicamp

Julio Jones missed the Falcons’ offseason training program last year due to injury. This time around, his absence is entirely by choice.
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Gregory was known as an electric pass rusher coming out of college after accumulating 17.5 sacks in just two seasons. Now 25 years old, Gregory may only get one more chance to stick in the league.

The Pirates lost for the 10th time in 13 games, with Chad Kuhl (4-4) once again coming up short. The left-hander gave up three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, and is 0-2 in his past six outings. Chris Wagner Authentic Jersey Both losses were to the Cubs, making him 1-6 in nine career starts against Chicago.

Pirates: RHP Ivan Nova (sprained right ring finger) appears close to a return from the 10-day DL. Hurdle said the Pirates are laying out a next step for him after Thursday’s bullpen session went well. … The Pirates placed RHP Richard Rodriquez (right shoulder inflammation) on the 10-day DL and recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cubs: SS Addison Russell (bruised left middle finger) was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game, though he entered as part of a double switch with two out in the eighth. … LHP Drew Smyly can see the light at the end of the tunnel after a 25-pitch batting practice session on Friday. Today was a big step for me, he said. Smyly hasn’t pitched since 2016 with Tampa Bay and had Tommy John surgery as a member of the Seattle Mariners last July. http://www.officialducksshoponline.com/authentic-21-chris-wagner-jersey.html He also threw BP at the team’s facility in Arizona this week, and he expects to get in a few more sessions as well as some simulated games before going on a possible rehab stint early next month.

After a playoff appearance in 2016 the Raiders finished 2017 with a 6-10 record. Oakland fired former coach Jack Del Rio and replaced him with Jon Gruden, who signed a reported 10-year, $100 million contract in January.

What has happened? Davis is striking out a lot, but he always has struck out a lot. His fly ball rate is just 24.6 percent it was 46.9 percent in 2013, when he hit 53 home runs. When he has hit a fly ball, it has left the park just 8 percent of the time just half of the 16.5 percent rate he averaged from 2013 to 2017.

So the Orioles are left with a power hitter without enough power who is hitting a lot of ground balls. The team is bad, Machado probably will get traded and the future may be ugly.

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Jets QBs at OTAs: Darnold, Bridgewater, McCown

As of Tuesday (the Jets’ last practice that was open to reporters), Enunwa was still a limited participant in practice. The Jets have told him they don’t want to rush him back before training camp begins in late July. And Enunwa knows rushing back isn’t聽always聽a good thing.
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The Bears don’t appear to have made many mistakes this offseason, but letting restricted free agent Cam Meredith get away聽could come back to bite general manager Ryan Pace. While Meredith missed the entire 2017 season after suffering a horrific knee injury during the preseason, he looked like a breakout star in 2016. The Illinois State product caught 66 passes for 888 yards and four scores that season, despite playing mostly with backups Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.

Pace’s approach to Meredith was a curious one. Whether it was the receiver’s poor fit in the new offense or a concern about his recovery from knee surgery, the same issues or concerns could be raised about Robinson, whom the Bears signed to a three-year, $42 million deal. Both Robinson and Meredith are now participating in on-field drills which suggests their scheduled recovery time is pretty similar. Meredith had a breakout season in 2016, the year that was supposed to belong to White.
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Meredith quickly developed into the offense’s primary target after White fractured his ankle in Week 4. He finished the year with 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns and was a popular choice to emerge as one of the league’s top young receivers in 2017. Then came the devastating preseason knee injury. The Bears began the offseason with a clear plan and it’s pretty obvious now that Meredith was not a big part of it.

Eric Berry’s return provides a boost to the Chiefs

The Chiefs need a healthy Eric Berry.

Kansas City is 38-16 since 2013 when it has Berry in the lineup and only 15-11 without him. The safety missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 against the Patriots.

It’s great to have him out here [for OTAs], Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, via B.J. Kissel of the team website. He’s one of our leaders. It’s great to have him healthy. He’s flying around doing a great job.

I’m not opposed, not even a little bit, Foster said. It’s because I know what the safety of the game is, and if I can pull my head out of the situation — meaning my helmet — then I will do that. If they’re trying to protect it, I’m not going to fight that.

Safety Morgan Burnett also likes the rule change, even though past Steelers safeties like Ryan Clark and Mike Mitchell were at the forefront of complaining about safety rules.

You can tell that the league is taking control of player safety, and that’s really big for players, Burnett said. You don’t want to see any guy get hurt or have any effects from this game once they leave the game. So I think that’s real big and very important, to make player safety first.

While it’s possible other Steelers don’t feel quite that way, the fact that any Steelers are willing to speak out so clearly and strongly in support of safety is both encouraging and surprising. And as long as the new helmet rule doesn’t fundamentally change the game, that’s a good thing for everyone.

The Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports gambling, allowing sports books in New Jersey and other states to open. But one major player in the New Jersey gambling world is suing the NFL and other sports leagues for their actions in trying to prevent gambling from spreading.

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is suing the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA, saying that when they sought a restraining order in 2014 to block Monmouth Park Racetrack from taking bets on the leagues’ games, Monmouth Park lost out on gaining some $139 million in revenue.

Odell Beckham catches passes at Giants minicamp

Reporting to voluntary workouts is certainly a gesture in good faith on Beckham’s part as these negotiations continue.
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Additionally, rookie running back and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley has repeatedly praised Beckham as a mentor as he embarks on his NFL career.
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We need at least one scene during this season where Remmer is forced to read off NFL tight end Clay Harbor’s grades, since Harbor, who is also on the Jahri Evans Womens Jersey show as a contestant, has only finished with a positive PFF grade one time in his career (2011, when he netted a 0.3).
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Clay might be the most athletic guy we’ve ever had on the show. Plays professional ball, Harrison said describing Harbor. A lot of the guys come on the show and say ‘I play pro ball’ and you’re like ‘What does that mean?’ Clay actually plays in the NFL, had a great career. I think the thing with Clay is he ready to give up his career?

Jerry Richardson Moves On; the NFL’s Investigation Could Be Forced to Do the Same More On Jerry Richardson’s six-mile drive from his south Charlotte home to his uptown stadium, he would regularly stop at Art’s BBQ and Deli for breakfast, then go up the road one final mile before parking in the loading dock of Bank of America Stadium to begin the day.

If Clay finds out what Mike thinks about him he might be! We kid, we kid. Harbor isn’t even the worst NFL tight end in the contestant pool. Also trying to find love is former Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, who is more famous for deciding to shoot his shot and ask Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman out on a date.The bold move worked out for Underwood, who would eventually land a date with Raisman and become her boyfriend. The two have since split up (we assume, otherwise this is going to be very awkward for Aly). In a fairly amusing moment, there was no photo available of Underwood because the graphics froze up. Credit Harrison for handling it well.

Civil rights activists protest outside league office on Friday

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Two days Garett Bolles Youth jersey after the NFL changed its controversial anthem policy to require any player inclined to protest to retreat to the locker room, a group called the National Action Network gathered outside 345 Park Avenue to criticize the NFL’s decision.
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Regardless, the truth is that there are NFL fans on both sides of the issue. For reasons still unknown or apparent, the NFL has opted only to hear the voices of those who protest the protesting. The NFL’s secret research project 聽regarding Kaepernick’s unemployment revealed that opinions were split, but the NFL ultimately decided to bow to the demographic that is opposed to the protests. The NFL also has opted to inflate the views of less than half of the total fan base into a throng of customers who cannot be ignored.

Consider this recent quote from Steelers owner Art Rooney II: The bottom line is that with this new policy we have attempted to strike a balance between respecting the right of a player not to be forced to stand for the anthem, while acknowledging that the vast majority of our fans who attend or watch our games , particularly those in the military and veteran communities, do not want to come to a game to see a political protest.

With Tommy Kahnle making his first appearance since April 12 due to a DL stint, Zack Cozart ripped a grounder at third baseman Miguel Andujar. Andujar fired it to second but Torres took his eyes off it and it dribbled into the outfield. Both runners were safe. There were no outs. Kahnle would go on to give up a double, a walk and a single and LA would finish the frame ahead, 9-4.

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The Yankees had a shot to make it much closer in the seventh, but Didi Gregorius flew out to left field with the bases loaded

Earlier in the day, the Yankees sent fan-favorite utility man Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Bird, returning from surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle.

Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 4.95 ERA) vs. Angels righty Garrett Richards (4-3, 3.31 ERA) at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Dozens Gather Outside NFL Headquarters to Protest for Players’ ‘Right to Kneel’

Dozens Gather Outside NFL Headquarters to Protest for Players’ ‘Right to Kneel’ More In the wake of the NFL’s announcement that it has adopted a policy of fining teams and personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem, dozens of protesters gathered outside the league’s New York headquarters. Friday’s demonstration was reportedly organized by the NAACP, the Justice League of New York City, the National Action Network and the Women’s March.
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Trading Brown to the New England Patriots on Day 2 of the draft opened up a right tackle opportunity for McGlinchey. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, McGlinchey was the only rookie starter for the 49ers on their first day of OTAs as he slid into the spot Brown vacated.

I’m not going to back off of this, Jackson said, per Cleveland.com. We can keep writing this narrative, Tyrod Taylor’s the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won’t change.

Experience and results in the NFL are the difference, Jackson said. Taylor is 22-20 as a starter, all in the past three seasons with the Bills, and he led Buffalo to the playoffs last season.

Tyrod has demonstrated every day what it’s like to be a starting quarterback in the National Football League, Jackson said. I want some of that to rub off on (Mayfield) so he can see Cam Fowler Jersey firsthand what it means to play quarterback in the National Football League. Baker doesn’t know…. The thing I like about the young man, he’s going to do the work. I truly believe that.

We had the transition from my junior season of not having a successful year to being really good (my) senior year, Chubb said. It’s a pattern. We weren’t very good here this year, so I’ve got to find out what I can do to help this team and make a difference.

Longtime Predators executive Paul Fenton named GM of Wild

Since the Nashville Predators joined the NHL in 1998, Paul Fenton had been part of their front office, first as a director of player personnel and then as assistant general manager. He became one of the most respected executives in the league. Through the years, he interviewed with a number of teams for general manager vacancies while taking his name out of consideration for dozens more.
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The right fit never arrived until an old friend came calling.

On Monday, Fenton, 58, was named the general manager of the Minnesota Wild, who are owned by Craig Leipold, the Predators’ founding owner. Fenton replaces Chuck Fletcher, whose contract wasn’t renewed after close to nine years as general manager.

From a postseason qualification perspective, the Wild have been one of the NHL’s most successful teams in recent years, making the playoffs in six consecutive seasons. But three straight first-round exits under Fletcher and head coach Bruce Boudreau meant it was time for a change at the top. Boudreau remains head coach, having signed a four-year contract in May 2016.

In our new practice facility, we have a motto. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door: ‘Good is not good enough.’ I went through the practice facility about two weeks ago, and I felt that was a signal for me, Leipold said when announcing Fletcher’s departure.

It was not Doncic’s finest performance of the season in a stagnant, physical and at times ugly affair, but he played an instrumental role regardless over the weekend, as evidenced by being named the youngest-ever Final Four MVP following the game.

When asked by ESPN following Sunday’s victory what his next move is, Doncic said: I will tell about all at the right time. Right now I just want to celebrate with my team. Soon I will Russell Bodine Jersey tell.
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Doncic played the entire fourth quarter until fouling out with 39 seconds left, again playing more minutes than anyone on Real Madrid. He was asked to handle the ball and play point guard for virtually every moment he was on the floor.

Elite Kids Demarcus Walker Jersey He struggled at times with the size and athleticism of Fenerbahce, the best defensive team in the Euroleague, but also showed remarkable poise and confidence in a nervous and often sloppy game that was played almost strictly in the half court. Doncic’s size, strength, ballhandling and knack for drawing fouls proved invaluable, and his team almost collapsed in the final minute after he was disqualified.

Rays might be at forefront of a rotation revolution

Was starting Sergio Romo on back-to-back days a clever, one-off maneuver by Kevin Cash to maximize matchups or a sign of widespread things to come?.
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Maddon also mentioned the conversations that managers would need to have with their veteran starters, who are used to preparing a certain way.

Plus I don’t want to tell Jon Lester, ‘You’re coming in the second,’ Maddon said with a smile. I don’t want to say, ‘You’ll be in there in the second inning, don’t worry about it.’

And definitely don’t want to tell [former Cub] John Lackey that. That would be my worst nightmare right there. ‘John, I was thinking about something. What do you think, brother?’
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That was done out of necessity, Maddon said Tuesday afternoon. If you don’t have enough starters that you like, you may choose to do something on a day, maybe two days. To see that becoming a part of the norm, I doubt it. If you want to do it that way, you would really have to nurture that in the minor Womens Nick Young Jersey leagues for a long time. I think you’re going to wear out bullpen dudes if you’re going to do something like that.

Hitter ratings account for the opposing starting pitcher’s history (three years’ worth) as well as ballpark factors. LH and RH ratings account only for left- and right-handed batters, respectively.
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Weighted on-base average (wOBA) is the primary statistic used in the calculation. Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst. For example, a 10 is a must-start rating, while a 1 should be avoided (if possible); a 1-2 is poor, 3-4 is fair, 5-6 is average, 7-8 is very good and 9-10 is excellent.

The baseball world is abuzz after the Tampa Bay Rays’ decision to use Sergio Romo, traditionally a short reliever, as their starting pitcher for back-to-back weekend games, piggybacking him with starters Ryan Yarbrough and Matt Andriese.

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Tight end Austin Hooper deserves an honorable mention here, but defensive end Takkarist McKinley will have a more profound impact as a pass-rusher off the edge.

McKinley provided efficiency as a rotational pass-rusher in 2017. He logged 401 snaps but ranked second on the team in sacks with six. The UCLA product had one more tally in the category than Vic Beasley, who was coming off a 15.5-sack season.

Amid the happy bustle of about 800 guests, as Jared Kushner spoke, the controversial evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress blessed the occasion and President Trump delivered a prerecorded video address, there was little indication of what was unfolding less than 60聽miles away on the border between Israel and Gaza. There, protests against the embassy opening and Israel’s continued blockade of the Palestinian enclave were met with gunfire by Israeli troops. Dozens of Palestinians were shot dead and thousands were injured.

In his video address Monday, Trump said that he was still hopeful for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, despite almost universal criticism of the embassy move from some of the United States’s closest allies in Europe, from Arab nations and from the Palestinians.聽

The Arab League called a crisis meeting to discuss the illegal U.S. Embassy shift, and the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation called it an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people.

Quarterback Cam Newton will have two new catch-and-run options in the passing attack. Eighth-year veteran Torrey Smith and rookie D.J. Moore join a wide receiving corps that needed playmakers who can rack up yards after the reception.