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There are few more graphic examples of a coaching staff hindering and then helping a quarterback than the two Jared Goff has had. The Los Angeles Rams quarterback had a nightmarish rookie year under head coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Rob Boras, in an impossible situation where limited route concepts and horrible protection made Goff look like a bust.

Four days after undergoing spinal surgery, Ryan Shazier is showing “gradual improvement,” according to a report Sunday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter says sources report that doctors are “controlling and limiting” Shazier’s movement as he continues his recovery.

The team announced Thursday that Shazier had undergone spinal stabilization surgery the day before in Pittsburgh.

Although the team did not provide details of the surgery, or Shazier’s prognosis, such procedures typically involve fusing vertebra together with rods and screws. Dr. David Chao, an orthopedic surgeon who writes on medical issues for the San Diego Union-Tribune, wrote Thursday that the surgery is not unexpected, but “does not rule Shazier out from football in the future.”

Roethlisberger’s attitude toward a younger player in line to take over for him isn’t necessarily unusual, it’s just not a topic many players publicly address. But while many veterans are threatened by incoming talent, that hasn’t appeared to be the case in the Detroit Lions’ running back room in recent years.

This offseason, the Lions made two significant additions at the position, signing veteran LeGarrette Blount and trading up several spots in the second round to draft Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson.

“I just couldn’t end it that way.”

Sproles, who turns 35 next month, made the Pro Bowl three consecutive seasons from 2014-16. He has 3,366 rushing yards, 4,656 receiving yards and 11,142 return yards in his 13-year career.

Other teams were interested in Sproles, but he chose to spend a fifth season in Philadelphia.

“I feel great. Everything has been great,” Sproles said. “My recovery is right where I want it to be. I’m excited to be back. I had interest from other teams, but I knew that I wanted to come back to the Eagles. We have something special here.”broncos_055_3b22e7dc28197a3c-180x180

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Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, Carson says that he doesn’t think Barkley — who was born in the Bronx — will crumble under the pressure of playing in New York or the lofty expectations that have followed him in recent months.

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Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford, team president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn issued a joint statement in which they said Patricia’s standard pre-employment background check did not disclose the issue.聽

We have spoken to Coach Patricia about this at length as well as the attorney who represented him at the time. Based upon everything we have learned, we believe and have accepted Coach Patricia’s explanation and we will continue to support him.

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Smith, the Bears’ first-round draft pick in last month’s NFL draft, also had a Georgia helmet and several game-worn聽jerseys from bowl games stolen聽鈥?memorabilia items listed as great sentimental value on the police report and valued over $40,000 apiece.

Athens-Clarke County Police found a fingerprint on Smith’s car and were able to trace it to a Summerville teenager who attends the University of Georgia. Police did not release the name of the individual.聽聽

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Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan had back surgery this week, and it probably won’t be healed in time for the start of the regular season.
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Jernigan is expected to miss four to six months, according to ESPN.

Bauer’s ascent, coupled with the development of Mike Clevinger, puts the Cleveland rotation in a conversation with the groups in Houston, Washington, Boston and Arizona as one of the best in the game. Of all those contingents, no one comes close to the diverse range of personalities found under a single Nicklas Lidstrom Jersey clubhouse roof at Progressive Field.

Corey Kluber, Cleveland’s staff ace, is so outwardly pulse-free that you wouldn’t know if he just won the lottery or learned he’s the target of an IRS audit. The Indians describe Kluber as a stealth prankster, but fans would never get that impression when they see him standing stone-faced in the All-Star Game introduction line or reacting to his AL Cy Young Award announcement without even a trace of a smile.

The Nebraska quarterback started all 12 games last season, passing for 3,143 yards, 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

Jacksonville also signed fourth-rounder Will Richardson, an offensive lineman from North Carolina State, and seventh-rounder Leon Jacobs, a linebacker from Wisconsin.

The team previously announced it signed seventh-rounder Logan Cooke, a punter from Mississippi State.
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There’s no sign of the pipeline clogging in future years, either, with Crimson Tide left tackle Jonah Williams and defensive end Raekwon Davis already generating first-round hype for the 2019 NFL Draft.

He has built a phenomenal program, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. Harbaugh knows firsthand.

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The Chargers signed five of their draft picks Friday, as they open their rookie minicamp.
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The team announced that linebackers Uchenna Nwuso (second round) and Kyzir White (fourth), offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry (fifth), wide receiver Dylan Cantrell (sixth), and running Justin Jackson (seventh) had Womens Vernon Butler Jersey signed their four-year deals.

Seven different Golden Knights scored goals in that game. Seven different Golden Knights scored goals in their first-round sweep of the Los Angeles Kings. I can’t recall another team that sported as dominant a top line as the Jonathan Marchessault trio and yet wasn’t over-reliant on it to bail them out with frequency. The Golden Knights are getting different heroes every night.

He signed his restricted free agent tender on April 27, and at some point in the less-than-two weeks since, they deemed him no longer cost-effective.

He played in every game last year, starting 11 games.

Alexa Stabler doesn’t want to be known as a great female agent; she wants to be a great agent, period. But as a daughter of the late Ken Stabler, she doesn’t mind if others make the connection that her father was one of the most celebrated men to play under center. In fact, she embraces her football lineage.

I think that I will be the first to admit that my last name is helpful and that it gets people to respond to my email or phone call, she says.

But it’s not just a name.

Although her father’s 15-year Hall of Fame career was over before she was even born, he inspired her to become certified by the NFL Players Association last summer to represent clients. Now, she is set to represent six prospects — from Alabama, Florida State, Troy and Jacksonville State — at the 2018 NFL draft.
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This will be on display again on April 26 when as many as six quarterbacks are projected to go in the first round and four might go in the top 10.

This college quarterback class has been heralded as one of the best in years. Yet, there is no consensus on who is the best quarterback in this class, and there is no predicting how any of these quarterbacks will fare as professionals.

At Mississippi State, Mullen had to push to raise the bar.

At Florida, there’s no question where it stands.

Asked what the “Gator Standard” means, Mullen said it’s about embracing the tradition as well as the expectations.

“They want to win now,” said linebacker David Reese, who grew so frustrated last season that he called out teammates publicly at one point after a loss. “That’s the thing: We’re happy that they actually want to win now.”

Schoenfield: We’ve seen the inconsistency on the mound, but the stuff is too good to finish with an ERA that high. I think he gets it under 4.00, maybe into the 3.50 range. I’d be shocked if he hits .300, although he’s made some early adjustments — such as dropping the leg kick he had in Japan — and has shown he’ll go to the opposite field, so it’s hard to shift on him. But he’s going to strike out, which will drop the average. I’ll say .277.

Miller: The ERA will get better — mid- to high-3s seems about right — and the OPS will get worse, but I’ve got absolutely no idea whether he’s ultimately a .750 guy or a .900-plus guy. We’ve already seen the league’s hitters start to adjust against him (spitting on the splitter, especially), and it’ll now be interesting to see the league’s pitchers try. He’s still fantastic.

Which under-the-radar player off to a hot start should fans keep an eye on?

Schoenfield: Hey, my NL MVP pick was Tommy Pham, and he’s hitting .348/.477/.522. The MVP odds are long, but that’s a guy doubling down on his excellent 2017 season and proving he’s one of the best all-around players in the game.
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Randy Gregory, the gifted Nebraska defensive end selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, has spent the last two years trying to do the right thing the right thing for himself and for his employer.
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After the first seven weeks, when they’ll be no more than a one-score underdog in any game, the rest of their schedule is mostly fluff. From Week 8 on, they play just one 2017 playoff team and five teams who owned top-10 picks in the 2018 draft.

Most of the 49ers’ Blaine Gabbert Jersey projection is based on Garoppolo. If he’s a Pro Bowl candidate, San Francisco is in good shape to join the Packers as a team that makes the playoffs this season after missing out last year.

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On losing the Super Bowl: Last year sucked.

The team also traded away its top pass-rusher, Jason Pierre-Paul, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason. It will seemingly replace him with Kareem Martin, who signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Giants after recording just 3.5 sacks over his first four NFL seasons, or rookie third-round pick Lorenzo Carter, who never recorded more than five sacks in a season at Georgia.

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The Giants are probably still a year away from a shot at the NFC East title. A quarterback away, too.

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Will Hernandez isn’t the best pass-protecting guard in this class, but he’s an exceptional run-blocker and power-pusher, with exceptional understanding of how to create leverage with his 6’2, 327-pound frame. He will need work on blocking on the move, but as a dominant mauler in a phone booth, only Quenton Nelson matches him in this class. Hernandez would pair with Trai Turner to form the most physically imposing guard tandem in the league.
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Anybody can do something and make a million dollars without hitting they head, breaking their bones or losing their life on the football field, says Thomas, who suffered a concussion at Miami and broke his hand in high school. I love football so much that I’m willing to sacrifice my body for it.

Thomas loves football so much that he spent his last year at Miami fighting NCAA eligibility rules to play. As he was set to begin spring football for his final collegiate season, Rick Ross informed him on FaceTime that one of his beats would be showcased on Apple of My Eye, the opening track on Ross’ album Rather You Than Me, featuring Raphael Saadiq. Ross, a Miami native, has known Thomas since high school.

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Although he wasn’t held out of any offseason practices or workouts, Thomas says he was told his eligibility hung in the balance. They kept reminding me, ‘Boy if we had a game this Saturday, you won’t be playing,’ Thomas says.

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Jets coaches are making a late push for the team to draft quarterback Josh Allen, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) hears. Thus far, there hasn’t been a lot of talk connecting the Jets to the Wyoming product, so this would represent a change of thinking in Jets headquarters.
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At 6-1, 215 pounds, Mayfield is built similarly to Tyrod Taylor, who was acquired earlier this offseason by Cleveland and tabbed by coach Hue Jackson as the starter. In the last two years, Mayfield completed more than 70% of his passes, throwing for 8,592 yards, 83 TDs and 14 INTs. If that kind of accuracy and production translates to the pros, Taylor is in for an instant battle. Mayfield’s height and brashness had been perceived knocks against him, but his fiery persona and leadership have also convinced some teams he could be as good as vertically challenged passers like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. And let’s remember what Mayfield said about the Browns at the scouting combine: If anybody’s going to turn that franchise around, it’s going to me.

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The Ravens snagged QB Lamar Jackson with the last pick of Round 1. (AP) More Not hiring an agent? Survivable. Choosing an unknown quarterback guru? Fine. Won’t consider switching positions? Applause. Not running the 40-yard dash? Ever? OK. Whatever. [ Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues are open: Sign up now for free ] Despite all those moves 鈥?any one of which is typically treated as a red flag in the draft process 鈥?Jackson still went in the first round. And the only real argument left for the naysayers is maybe he would have gone a few picks earlier which is entirely unprovable, of course.

But the NFL’s old-school critics will stick to grousing under their breath, largely because they just don’t like being told no in the draft process. Regardless of those archaic opinions, Jackson showed something that is incontrovertible now. If a player is supremely talented and worthy of being a top pick, he can push back against the draft process and survive. If he feels like his tape is good enough to show certain aspects of his game, that player can get away with skipping a few of the age-old workout staples. If that player doesn’t want Bashaud Breeland Jersey to switch positions and he’s good enough to refuse, it won’t disassemble his value.

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When looking for the worst contracts in baseball, examining massive free-agent deals helps narrow down the potential list of albatrosses. To find the best contracts, free agency is rarely a help. When players have their choice of teams and can create a market, the highest bidder often prevails. To strike a good deal for a team, front offices target players further away from free agency, offering life-changing money in exchange for giving away those precious free-agent opportunities.

It might be too soon to call Cooperstown, but thanks to young stars such as Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa, baseball’s premium positions are extremely well-stocked — now and into the future.

George on not resting in the second half: “What were we going to rest for? We wanted this game tonight. We needed this game tonight. We were just going to give it everything we had.”

Hill told ESPN that he has felt an improvement with his back since Game 4.

Jose Calderon will start in place of Hill, who came to the Cavs in February via trade from Sacramento. Hill, 31, is averaging 8.7 points and 1.7 assists in the postseason.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue did not provide any details on Hill’s injury or his status going forward in the series. Hill received four injections in an attempt to play in Game 4.

Calderon has been in and out of Cleveland’s lineup all season. He’s averaging 3.3 points and 14 minutes in the series.

The right-handed pitcher did display the best fastball he has thrown in four starts this season, staying in the 97-98 mph range, throwing six pitches of 100 mph or more and hitting 101.0 twice. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the 23-year-old became just the seventh starter in the past decade to reach at least 101.0 mph with a pitch.

The biggest damage against Ohtani was done by Astros nine-hole hitter Derek Fisher, who hit a two-run shot to dead center in the bottom of the fourth inning.
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He is proud that his son is widening the gap between the business of the NFL and the business of amateur athletics, which Jack Harbaugh said has shrunk to almost no gap at all.

Jim Harbaugh approaches, putting the finishing touches on a ice cream cone.

I ask him what’s on the docket this week. The team will see a beautiful city of 10 million people. They’ll visit the Eiffel Tower again, this time with the opportunity to take an elevator to the top. They’ll take a boat ride on the Seine River, walk an island, engage in a paintball battle and visit Normandy Beach.

It’s a great opportunity to connect with the team, Jim Harbaugh said. I like that part as much as anything, but also the history, and the things that you learn yourself, and what others around you experience, make the trip so much more valuable when you’re here with a big group. Who knows what will happen? It’s an adventure.

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He’s an awesome athlete, the unnamed assistant coach told Pelissero, via Bleacher Report. He will not be able to play [quarterback] in this league 鈥?mark my words. When he throws, he hopes.
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When it comes to fact, unnamed sources fuel journalism in all forms. When it comes to opinion, unnamed sources aren’t reliable, especially when it comes to the multi-dimensional game of chess, checkers, and chicken that is the draft. Without having any way to assess the reliability of the source (including but not limited to whether his team secretly likes Jackson and hopes he slides and whether the offensive coordinator is represented by a firm that represents one of the other top quarterbacks and/or other players hoping to be drafted before Jackson) there’s no way to know how the source’s agenda is affecting the opinion. And when it comes to anonymous opinions from scouts and coaches who will be drafting players regarding the players to be drafted, the source’s agenda is always an issue.

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