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Broncos General Manager John Elway said recently that the Chargers may be the ones to beat in the AFC West this season and there are likely others who feel the team is in good position to make a playoff run after finishing last year with nine wins in their final 12 games.
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Those nine wins left the Chargers with a winning record, but not a playoff spot as their 0-4 start came back to bite them. The Chiefs were the division champs last year and Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said they remain on the top rung when asked about Elway’s comment on Thursday.

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By the end of July, the rookie-camp jitters will be long forgotten, and Darnold should be just a few smart moves away from claiming the starting job. The first days of training camp are when he can really begin to make those moves.

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Jones, who missed the offseason last year while recovering from foot surgery, is set to make a base salary of $10.5 million in 2018 as part of the contract extension he signed with the team in 2015. That five-year deal pays Jones an average of $14.25 million per year, which is currently eighth among wideouts.

It’s hard for a non-skill position player to make much of a splash in OTAs and minicamps.

If a defender or lineman does make news, it’s usually bad news, like when Roquan Smith’s聽playbook was stolen聽from his new car. Worst of all, the big hitters and hog mollies aren’t allowed to get out their aggression in noncontact practices unless they pull a Quenton Nelson and try to聽clobber the goal post.

Camp gets real for defenders like Smith and linemen like Nelson when the hitting starts. And with fewer full-contact, tackle-to-the-ground practices than ever in the NFL, physical rookies need to make the most of every live, full-speed, fully-padded rep they get.
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The Chargers began organized team activities without defensive end Melvin Ingram, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles News Group reports. There was no word on why Ingram is not attending the voluntary workouts.
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Believe me I know he’s getting ready, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said, via Ryan Kartje of the Los Angeles News Group. Wherever he’s at, I know he’s getting ready because that’s his makeup. Yeah, I’d like for him to be here with his teammates, but these are voluntary, man.

Orioles: Closer Zach Britton (Achilles tendon) threw 20 pitches in a one-inning simulated game. That was as good as I’ve seen him, Showalter said. If you didn’t know better, you’d think he was ready to go. Britton is scheduled to throw a two-inning simulated game on Saturday before beginning a rehab assignment next week.
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White Sox: SS Tim Anderson was held out of the lineup. His legs have been a little tired, Renteria said. He’s a little banged up, so trying to give him a little break. Maybe just a day.
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RHP Dylan Covey (0-1, 6.00 ERA) makes his second start for Chicago this season after being recalled over the weekend. Covey is 0-8 with a 7.52 ERA in 13 major league starts. RHP Alex Cobb (1-5, 6.56 ERA) has gotten off to a slow start in his first season in Baltimore, allowing a batting average against of .373.

He looks good, Shurmur said, via the New York Post. He’s out here moving around, he’s champing at the bit wanting to get out and do more than we’re allowing him to do at this point. But I think we’re just trying to make sure that everything is healed to the fullest before we put him out there.

Beckham didn’t attend OTAs last year and we’ll see if his presence this time around has been seen as a good sign for the chances of getting a deal done that will keep him on the Giants well beyond this season. The fact that he’s feeling well enough to ramp things up in May also bodes well for his chances of putting together another year like the ones that have positioned him for that big new contract in the first place.

With even fewer opportunities in the offseason and training camp than there used to be, each and every practice and rep takes on even greater importance. This year, Brady isn’t around to help lay the foundation for training camp that Michael Lorenzen Jersey becomes the foundation for the start of the regular season that becomes the foundation for the middle of the regular season that becomes the foundation for the end of the regular season that becomes the foundation for the postseason.

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The Broncos picked quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the 2016 draft and gave him a chance to win the starting quarterback job the last two years.
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Lynch didn’t win the job either time and the Broncos signed Case Keenum as a free agent this offseason to end thoughts of another quarterback competition. For some, the move also ended thoughts that Lynch would be the starter in Denver at any point in the future but the team’s insisted that isn’t the case over the last couple of months.

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What will Jon Gruden’s Raiders look like? Will the coach’s old-school approach work in 2018? Will their addition of aging veterans work in the short term? Can Derek Carr bounce back from a down 2017? Ditto for Amari Cooper ? Will the defense be any better than the last several bad seasons? Will the chances the Raiders took during the draft pay off?

The past few offseasons, the AFC West has been considered the best division in the NFL. The big changes this year have thrust it into a different light. It’s anyone’s best guess how it will shake out in six months. Even John Elway is just projecting in May.

Hughes has the physical tools to develop into a starting outside corner. As a rookie, though, he’ll probably play primarily in nickel and dime packages. He may not rack up the stats to get Defensive Rookie of the Year consideration, but he’ll help ensure third and fourth receivers don’t tear apart Minnesota’s defense when he’s on the field.

The Patriots surprised plenty of people when they took former Georgia running back Sony Michel with the 31st overall pick. New England has recently utilized a committee approach to its backfield, which already had James White, Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden and Jeremy Hill.

Still, there’s reason to like the idea of Michel sharing the backfield with Tom Brady.
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Kemoko Turay recalls vividly the first time he approached his father about playing high school football.

You know, at that position, it kind of is what it is, Dallas’ executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday, via the Dallas Morning News. I know Dak is going to have a great year this year.

I hope it’s up there. It’s going to be as he deserves.

The makeup of that creates an atmosphere that I think could enhance how we play tight end. The current group includes Geoff Swaim (9 catches in 28 games), Blake Jarwin (no catches in one career game), Rico Gathers (former basketball player who hasn’t seen the field in two seasons), rookie fourth-rounder Dalton Schultz and rookie undrafted free agent David Wells.

The puzzle pieces began to interlock, but this time it wasn’t the courageous and vulnerable showing their faces while the big boys wrote a check but steered clear of the spotlight. The Minnesota Lynx players, black and white women of the WNBA, came forward to speak about injustice. The Mount Everests of the game — LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Venus and Serena Williams, Kevin Garnett and Dwyane Wade — put a face to their politics. The best player, James, being the loudest social voice advocating for black people had not happened since Muhammad Ali in the mid-1970s. “I don’t want the people in the community to feel like we turned a blind eye to it,” wide receiver Kenny Britt said. “What would I like to see happen?

Change in America.” After the final breaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, and after 40 years of rejecting their inheritance — as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan had — the players again believed they were part of a larger American struggle.

Wynn started 12 games at left guard in 2016 and some viewed him as a guard heading into the draft. But Wynn proved he can move outside by starting 15 games at left tackle in 2017 en route to a first-team All-SEC selection and recognition as a second-team All-American.

The position flexibility should fit in well with what the Patriots covet in offensive linemen.

Born and raised in West Africa, Vakaba Turay didn’t say much. Didn’t have to. His words still spoke volumes.

He didn’t (understand), Kemoko, now a rookie defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, said.

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For years, Tom Brady has been a team-player and gone out of his way to take less money than he deserves, but as Brady plays out the final few seasons of his career, those days could be over.
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The quarterback has yet to attend a voluntary offseason workout, which is out of character for him as he’s been Evan Longoria Womens Jersey a regular over the course of his career except for 2008-10 when he was in California.

Matt is getting what he has earned and we all know the marketplace for a great quarterback, Falcons owner Arthur Blank told ESPN. League revenues are up, club revenues are up, new stadiums and the players are the heart of the game.

How much is Brady making a year? Roughly just $20.5 million after he signed a two-year, $41 million extension in March of 2016. Not even close to Ryan and also not even close to some other NFL quarterbacks.

Here are some thoughts on the possibility of signing either of those two:

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2. With the Falcons the last two season, Upshaw — listed at 6-2, 273 pounds — spent a significant portion of his snaps playing defensive tackle, which is why the visit makes sense. Upshaw likely wouldn’t cost much and could become a passable option in the Eagles’ inexperienced defensive tackle rotation behind Fletcher Cox and free agent signee Haloti Ngata.

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4. West wasn’t great with the Browns, who drafted him in 2014, but burst onto the scene with the Ravens in 2016 when he amassed 295 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a three-week stretch early in the season. He never reached that level of production again, though, and only played in five games last year. West had 774 rushing yards and five touchdowns in 2016.

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The Cowboys signed first-rounder Leighton Vander Esch to a four-year, $11.847 million deal that includes a $6.696 million signing bonus, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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That leaves only third-round pick Michael Gallup unsigned.

Vander Esch joined some of his new teammates on the field Friday for the first day of the team’s rookie minicamp.

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The Cowboys are counting on Vander Esch to start at middle linebacker.

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The Eagles are reasonably deep in the offensive backfield, but they added some help there Wednesday.
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His agent, James Dunleavy, called to inform him that the Rockets wanted to sign him. Green thought it was a cruel joke — too good to be true — and he wasn’t in the mood.

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Some of those limitations make it tough for Fultz to play big minutes with Simmons, who is clearly at his best with four shooters.

When teammates do hit him, he attacks immediately rather than looking at the rim from 3, which is something he actually had a tendency to do at Washington, as well.

Here’s a perfect example of exactly where Fultz is as a shooter right now while also showing his unique, herky-jerky nature and incredible shot-creation potential:

He turns down what would normally be a rhythm 3, getting into his comfort zone with a series of spins, step-backs, pivots and eventually a jump hook. While an impressive move, it’s also a lot of work for a contested 2 when a 3 was open.

Fultz was an average catch-and-shoot player at Washington, attempting only 60 such shots and ranking in the 57th percentile on guarded catch-and-shoot jumpers. His release and setup was never overly fluid, but he was far more capable than he is at this stage.

Among the baggage Lawson lugged with him to China was his battered confidence. The point guard had to go halfway across the world to rediscover and rebuild it.

Perhaps it is no coincidence that Lawson found himself living in Jinan, the capital of Shandong, a coastal province in East China that is a couple of hours away from Mount Tai, a UNESCO heritage site that is considered China’s most sacred mountain. Associated with birth and renewal, Mount Tai has 6,000 stone steps up to the top.

Despite how dominant Alabama’s offensive lines have been under Nick Saban’s rule, the Tide have seen only five first-rounders come from this position in the past 10 years. And with center Bradley Bozeman as the only Alabama OL prospect in this draft, Tide linemen should get shut out of the first round for the second straight year.

This has always seemed like LSU’s wheelhouse in the draft, and these Tigers could see a few guys taken up front again in 2018. The headliner is defensive end Arden Key, who has first-round talent but looks like a second-round pick right now.

Penn State is not going to be happy about the Buckeyes taking the modern-day Linebacker U moniker. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer has had three linebackers go in the first or second round in three of the past four drafts. Jerome Baker and Chris Worley both have a chance to get drafted at some point over the weekend.

The Tigers and Gators have gotten into quite the spat over the past couple of years about who really is DBU. Well, according to the draft numbers, it’s LSU. The Tigers lead everyone in the country, with 16 defensive backs drafted over the past 10 years, while Florida has 11.
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It’s the football BOGO: Win a Super Bowl, add a year to your contract.
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That’s the deal Doug Pederson is enjoying after the Philadelphia Eagles picked up the option on his contract Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, per sources informed of the situation.

ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick lauded Chubb for his ability to be able to play with his hand in the dirt in a 4-3 scheme or standing up in a 3-4. He also rated him as a better overall prospect than Garrett was a year ago.

Chubb is thankful to even be in this position, but he refuses to sell himself short. He wants to be the No. 1 pick and he sees himself as a worthy choice at the top.

I’ve been working tirelessly from the day I stepped on campus to now and I’m still trying to prove people wrong, he said. There’s a lot of people out there doubting me and saying I’m not this, not that. I knew I had the potential in me so just proving people wrong is something I love to do.

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That’s a whole lot of money going overseas. The Minneapolis Super Bowl Host Committee estimated a couple years ago that the February 2018 event would bring about $350-400 million to the local economy. The New York Times said those numbers were a bit exaggerated, but that’s still going to leave a lot of cities unhappy with a huge windfall getting exported to a place outside the country that doesn’t even Kevin Durant Womens Jersey have a full-time NFL team.

No. 31 pick Stephone Anthony, LB, New Orleans Saints: The Saints traded Anthony to Miami for a fifth-round pick after he fell out of favor with the coaching staff. The LB appeared in just eight games for the Dolphins, playing sparingly. His usage doesn’t warrant the cost of the fifth-year option.

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Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan thinks Herndon, for a couple reasons, could be an upgrade from the Jets’ current tight ends. (Entering the draft, Eric Tomlinson was probably the Jets’ No. 2 player at the position, but he is more of a blocking tight end.)

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Herndon missed last season’s final two games because of a torn MCL in his knee. Maccagnan said Herndon might be a little limited in practice with the Jets at first.

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