You know the drill by now. Player agrees to terms. Numbers get leaked to reporter who passes them along without scrutiny, analysis, or caveat. Real numbers come out later, exposing that the initial number was a lie.
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Multiple league sources, based on history and some of the details already emerging about the deal signed Saturday night by cornerback Richard Sherman in San Francisco, predict that the three-year, $39 million package first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media) is a mirage.

While those details aren’t nearly enough to show that the three-year, $39 million figure is a mirage (Pelissero may be trying to avoid committing NFL Media-on-NFL Media crime), it’s a strong clue that the contract isn’t what Rapoport reported it to be. Pelissero’s breakdown shows a maximum package of $13 million for 2018 (one third of $39 million), if Sherman dresses for all 16 regular-season games, achieves the total playing-time threshold, and make it to the NFC Pro Bowl team (or, possibly, the AP All-Pro team.)

Soon enough, the real numbers will emerge. And it could be the first example of what perhaps will be multiple instances of a common dynamic in the reporting of NFL contracts: In order to be first, reporters often will willingly be not entirely accurate.

Recently, Winston explained to PFT Live that he was eligible to run in 2018 because he played in 2017. If he doesn’t play in 2019, he won’t be eligible to run in 2020.

The 2020 election will be an important one, because the current labor deal expires after the 2020 season. Which means that, unless the Collective Bargaining Agreement is Womens Theoren Fleury Jersey extended within the new two years (and unless Winston plays in 2019), a new president will be in place the next time a work stoppage could happen.

Elite Mens Sean Monahan Jersey At a time when rampant tampering is occurring regarding players who will become free agents on Wednesday, the league has distributed a memo to all teams reminding them of one specific aspect of the tampering rules.

PFT has obtained a memo sent to all teams on Friday regarding the procedures for granting players permission to shop themselves to a new team via trade. The memo emphasizes that permission must be secured in writing from the team currently employing the player.

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The silence around Eric Reid is growing louder.
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While the NFL offseason is fairly young, the one-time Pro Bowl safety is still on the market and still not getting sniffs from teams, as the possibility that the NFL has another Colin Kaepernick on its hands becomes more and more of a reality.

So far, no ears that matter have heard them. Sherman said that if no team signs Reid, the 2013 Pro Bowler has a case for legal action. Kaepernick, still unsigned after he spearheaded the knee-during-the-national-anthem campaign, has filed a grievance against the league, alleging the owners have colluded to keep him off a roster.
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Reid, who played with San Francisco from 2013-17, was perhaps Kaepernick’s first follower. He also may be the most devout, after he pulled himself out of the Players Coalition, which Authentic Jonathan Schoop Jersey was seeking a compromise with the league over players’ actions during the anthem.

DeAndre Washington Limited Jersey I’ll be ready. I think our organization will be ready, DeCosta told the Ravens’ website in his first comments since the announcement. I just hope that I can do a good enough job that the organization’s faith in me will be rewarded.

DeCosta, 46, declined countless interviews for general manager positions around the NFL, including a chance to go to the Green Bay Packers this offseason. Even though he knew he had a commitment from the Ravens, the past few years weren’t always easy for him.

Every once in a while you do do get frustrated when someone is like, ‘Man, why didn’t you take that job?’ DeCosta said. You can’t say I’m going to be the GM here in 2019. That was the toughest part.

Bisciotti approached Newsome in 2014 to hammer out a succession plan, and the agreement for DeCosta to replace him in five years was one of the best-kept secrets in the NFL. DeCosta said only his family and friends knew when he would take over.

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Norwell, an undrafted free agent who was great in Carolina, became the highest-paid guard in the league with his five-year, $66.5 million deal from Jacksonville that includes $30 million guaranteed. He reset the market for the position again after the Browns’ Kevin Zeitler did it last year.

Nelson is just two years removed from leading the NFL in touchdown receptions, but he also has a lengthy injury history and will turn 33 in May.

There are some younger receivers hitting free agency who could help the Raiders’ offense bounce back this year, but it’s a deep draft class of quality wide receivers, and Oakland could go for someone like James Washington out of Oklahoma State, who’s projected as a second-rounder.

Dallas drafted Jaylon Smith in the second round of the 2016 draft in part to replace Hitchens, although Smith ended up not being ready until the 2017 campaign.

It’s a reset button that was going to have to be hit eventually, and now the Seahawks are officially Russell Wilson’s team.

The Seahawks are just getting started. While the offseason has been busy so far, free agency still doesn’t start until Mar. 14. Between there and the NFL Draft, Seattle is going to be quite busy trying to make sure they don’t miss a beat on defense, meaning they’ll be players in free agency and on the hunt during the draft. Ndamukong Suh was already sighted in Seattle the day news broke that the Dolphins would cut him.

After taking the MLB world by storm, and even getting his own fan section at Yankee Stadium, Judge is taking it slow this offseason. He also has competition for fan support because the only guy who hit more home runs than him last year, Giancarlo Stanton (59), is now his teammate.

I feel like we’re right on the schedule progression we set up after the surgery, Judge said. With that, the games that matter are in April. So if I miss a couple games, which I probably will, early in the spring, I’d rather miss those games than miss games starting at the end of March or early April. So we’re on the right track and everything is working out the way it’s supposed to.
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Nate Solder’s been protecting Tom Brady’s blind side since he was drafted by the Patriots in the first round in 2011. Now he’ll take the field for a new team in 2018 after signing with the Giants, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal is for four years and $60 million.
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Solder was the top tackle available on the free agent market this offseason. The Patriots must hate to lose him, but a clause in Solder’s contract that ruled out using the franchise tag on him made it impossible.

He’s not as effective of a pass blocker as he is in the run game. Last year he 锟斤拷 along with the rest of the Patriots’ line 锟斤拷 got off to a rocky start, allowing 16 sacks on Brady over the first five games of the season. Three of those were on Solder. But they pulled it together, and Solder allowed just three more sacks over the rest of the regular season.

While exact details haven’t been reported, it looks like Brees has a similar cap hit to 2017, when he made $19 million. It’s really no sweat for New Orleans, though. If Brees left, he was going to count $18 million against the team’s salary cap, so the team wouldn’t have saved much if it allowed him to walk.

The Saints have kept Brees on glorified one-year deals in recent seasons as they try to navigate tight cap space. They entered the offseason with $31.6 million in salary cap room, according to Over The Cap, and after locking up Brees, general manager Mickey Loomis might have to get creative again to fit Authentic Sam Huff Jersey free agent signings on the payroll.
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Ironically for a team that is moving away from an analytics-driven approach, the quarterback the Browns have signed is one whose numbers often seem to deserve more praise from coaches and fans than he gets. Much of Taylor’s value comes out of his ability to avoid turnovers, a feat he accomplishes while serving as an effective runner and throwing downfield more frequently than his critics suggest. Consider that Kizer had 22 interceptions as the Browns’ starter last year; Taylor threw 16 picks over three seasons combined with the Bills.
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To give the public an idea of what goes into a free-agent decision, Cousins has been having a video crew follow him and his family for a few weeks, recording the decision process with those close to him that will determine whether he plays in Arizona, Minnesota or New York.

The video offers a glimpse of Cousins’ offseason rhythm and lifestyle: living with his in-laws, working out, fatherhood and his life in general.

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The 24-year-old Shelton should slot in as a replacement for the departing Alan Branch up front for the Patriots. New England was 30th in the league against the run, and while Branch had been impressive in previous seasons, he had fallen so far out of favor that the Pats scratched him for Super Bowl LII in favor of keeping Malcolm Butler inexplicably active.

Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Broncos will reel in the 30-year-old Keenum to be their quarterback of the present and future when free agency officially opens Wednesday.
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The Broncos also considered Kirk Cousins and had some discussions about Teddy Bridgewater, who was a teammate of Keenum’s this past season with the Minnesota Vikings.

With Keenum headed to Denver, Cousins’ potential destinations are now down to three teams: the Vikings, the Cardinals and the Jets. The Vikings remain the favorite, sources told Schefter.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in a Monday interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, said family considerations will be a big part of when he decides to retire.

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I watched three of Vander Esch’s 2017 games. (You can watch them yourself: against Virginia, BYU, and San Diego State.) Vander Esch is widely lauded for having sideline-to-sideline speed and being able to get to the perimeter quickly. But what jumps out to me is the power and speed with which he bursts through crevices in the offense.

The report isn’t too surprising, after owner Bob McNair’s comments earlier in the season during an owners meeting where he told other NFL owners that they can’t have the inmates running the prison.

At NC State, he was a world-class heel, almost like a professional wrestler. One of his greatest hits came after the Wolfpack beat Florida State in 2017, when Chubb made a beeline for midfield and spat directly on the Seminoles’ logo:

In another game, Chubb turned in one of the most elaborate flops in sports history, attempting (successfully!) to draw a flag against a Syracuse offensive lineman:
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Why do players hate the franchise tag? Even if their team is willing to work Drew Smyly Jersey toward a long-term deal, the franchise tag means the player won’t have much leverage in those negotiations.

That is eliminated when a player’s operating under the franchise tag. And if a player doesn’t land a long-term deal with his team after being tagged, he has no security after that season.

The best way to think about this challenge is to focus on their current roster, especially since the Lakers do not currently possess a 2018 first-round pick. At the moment, they have three cap numbers above $10 million on their books for 2018-19: Deng ($18 million), Clarkson ($12.5 million) and pending restricted free agent Julius Randle ($12.4 million).

Randle is the easiest to clear because the front office could simply renounce his restricted rights, thus making him an unrestricted free agent like the Celtics did with Kelly Olynyk once Hayward committed to join them in early July. However, Randle is also the most desirable talent of that trio moving forward, and retaining him would make them a deeper team.

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Tyronn Lue has made good on his word and switched up the struggling Cavaliers’ starting lineup.

Cleveland (27-19) suffered its 10th loss since Dec. 25 on Tuesday, and on Thursday, Lue benched Jae Crowder, put Tristan Thompson in at center and moved Kevin Love to power forward for Friday’s home game against the Pacers (26-22).

The Cactus League is notoriously difficult for outfielders because of the carry on fly balls, the blinding sun and the absence of cloud cover, so any atmospheric conditions that Gordon encounters during the regular season should be relatively benign by comparison. He realizes it is best to roll with the inevitable mistakes, but that’s not in his nature.

“I’m going to beat myself up,” Gordon said. “I’ll be agitated, for sure. That’s just how I am. I want to play good, and at the end of the year, we’ll assess how well I play. I definitely want to help us way more than I hurt us. Hopefully, I don’t hurt us too often.”

This meeting was the first time Lillard and Allen, who feared Lillard would request a trade, spoke privately, and the owner took the opportunity to ask questions as to why the team wasn’t more consistent throughout this season.

According to the report, which cited unidentified sources, Lillard did give a “vote of confidence” for head coach Terry Stotts and discussed players to target who could help balance out the roster.

The Blazers are currently 25-22 and are sitting seventh in the Western Conference. In each of the past four seasons, Lillard helped lead his team to the playoffs but they haven’t advanced past the second round.

The Blazers found themselves in a similar situation three years ago with LaMarcus Aldridge where the team was asked to prove that they were committed to bringing in talent that could lead to a championship team. Aldridge became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season and signed with the Spurs after beginning his NBA career with the Blazers in 2006.
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In a video released Thursday by UNINTERRUPTED with Kevin Durant and Cari Champion, LeBron James opened up about a number of subjects, including being a rich black man, his thoughts on the president and much more.
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The video was filmed in January as the trio rode around Akron, Ohio, James’ hometown. Eventually, Champion asks the Cavs star about the current climate in America, referring to his tweet where he called President Donald Trump a bum.

The climate is hot, James responded. The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f’ about the people. When I was growing up, there was like three jobs that you looked [up to] for inspiration. It was the president of the United States, it was whoever was best in sports and it was the greatest musician.
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Decide on Aaron Gordon. Gordon will be a restricted free agent this summer, and he will have at least three suitors. The Magic have little else going for them on the roster, but they’re seeking to rebuild completely, and they have not been certain that something close to a max contract for Gordon is something they want as a foundational piece. The team can match any offer for Gordon, and likely, it will match. But the remainder of the season will be a factor in that choice.

Simmons nearly posted a triple-double in the Challenge as he had 11 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in the World’s 155-124 win over the U.S. Mitchell was good himself with Authentic Matthew Spencer Jersey seven points, seven assists, five steals and showed off with a huge dunk in the opening minutes.

His prowess caught the eye of Simmons’ teammate and second-year man Joel Embiid.

He’s really good, Embiid said. I like his game. He’s athletic. He can score the ball [and defend]. I like his game a lot.

Mitchell will also compete in Saturday’s dunk contest and certainly has a good chance of winning if Friday is any indication.

Simmons wouldn’t comment on the Rookie of the Year race, instead saying he’s just focused on helping the 76ers make the playoffs. As good as he is though, Embiid still has his favorite for the Rookie of the Year, even if it does come with a little bit of bias. He has to go with his Philadelphia teammate.
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Offensively, point guard Jeff Teague, who thrived at times both with the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers, will go back to having the ball in his hands a lot more. It’s a role he’s comfortable in and should have no problem adjusting to. Still, the former All-Star is realistic about the hole in the Timberwolves’ lineup.
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You can’t replace Jimmy, Teague said. So, as a group, you just got to come together and play as well as you can, but missing Jimmy, yeah, it’s going to be huge.

The long play of drafting the game’s most important position makes more sense for the Jets to get out of the cycle of overspending on veterans. They have to be confident enough in Cousins for them to make the move, because he also could become another expensive mistake that would handcuff them in their relentless pursuit of the Patriots.

No pressure: It’s just a decision that will dictate the Jets’ next four seasons.
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Barkley will pass all the NFL Combine tests. He’s big, fast, quick and checks all the character boxes. He didn’t have to play in the Fiesta Bowl against Washington, but he did and racked up 175 total yards and two touchdowns in his final collegiate game. It’s clear Barkley can do everything on a football field after totaling 5,038 yards from scrimmage, 500 kick return yards and 54 touchdowns in three seasons at Penn State.
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That’s just part of the reason the Browns need to draft Barkley in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. No. 1 or No. 4 — doesn’t matter. Barkley is the best available player on the board.

He might not be the best value, however, and that’s the question Browns general manager John Dorsey and coach Hue Jackson will have to address when dealing with Barkley. This tweet from NJ Advance Stephen Anderson Womens Jersey Media’s Matt Lombardo says a lot about Jackson’s close-to-the-vest feelings on Barkley:

The Browns could shop for a running back later in the draft. Someone like San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny or Tennessee’s John Kelly would fit. They have other needs to address, especially at quarterback. Logic suggests the Browns split those first two picks with a quarterback — like USC’s Sam Darnold or UCLA’s Josh Rosen — and a defensive player, such as Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick.

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Running backs and offensive linemen went through workouts Frank Robinson Youth jersey at the NFL combine on Friday, the first day of drills for the top prospects for the 2018 NFL draft.
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ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay recap how the best backs and linemen — including Saquon Barkley, Sony Michel, Orlando Brown and Quenton Nelson — fared, and Scouts Inc. analyst Steve Muench breaks down the under-the-radar prospects who are rising up draft boards. We’ll also look ahead to Day 2 of workouts, as the quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends will participate in testing and drills on Saturday.

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Seifert: $71 million guaranteed from the Broncos. That’s what it will take to outbid the Jets, who might be more aggressive but offer less in the way of long-term hopes.

Garoppolo was an expensive necessity in a league that’s proved the value of elite quarterbacks time after time. He was also one a frugal San Francisco front office could afford. Before the signing, the team had a projected $117 million in salary cap space to spend in 2018, per Spotrac 鈥?more than any other team in the NFL and more than three times the league’s average.

We don’t know the structure of Garoppolo’s deal, and it’s tough to use former highest-paid player deals like the ones given to quarterbacks like Derek Carr and Andrew Luck as a template because they were extensions while Garoppolo was headed for free agency. Let’s assume the first year of the deal tacks on an above-average cap hit to take advantage of the team’s space and leave breathing room for the future. Even if that number is $30 million, that still leaves the franchise with approximately $87 million to spend 鈥?more than any team but the Browns.

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