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FOX reportedly wants guy who works for another network on Thursday Night Football

FOX wants to hire broadcasting free agent Peyton Manning to serve as the analyst for its Thursday night games. FOX wants to pair him with a guy who isn’t a free agent.
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According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, FOX is exploring the idea of borrowing Mike Tirico from NBC Sports for Thursday Night Football. Apparently, Tirico would be Manning’s first choice as a partner in the broadcast booth. Per the report, the NFL likes the idea of a Tirico-Manning booth.

The problem, of course, is that Tirico currently is employed by NBC Sports.

Talib has two years left on his contract, at $11 million this year and $8 million in 2019.

The 49ers were the first reported suitors, and John Elway and 49ers General Manager John Lynch were reportedly making progress until Talib balked at the idea.

Apparently he’d rather with Tom Brady than his understudy, and return to the team he ed with for two seasons (2012-13).

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Given the possibility of moving on from Flacco next year, the Ravens could consider following the path the Chiefs took with the transition from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes: Draft a quarterback in the first round, let him develop behind the veteran for one season, and then move on Quandre Diggs Youth jersey a year later.

The Ravens have the 16th overall pick, and it’s too soon to say which quarterbacks will be available. But if there’s a quarterback Baltimore likes, that quarterback might be Flacco’s successor.

The show can be heard below. Please subscribe via Apple Podcasts (I said please), rate it, and review it.Vikings will tender Mack Brown

The Vikings are keeping running back Mack Brown in addition to safety Anthony Harris, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.
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Minnesota will tender Brown a one-year, $630,000 contract, via Tomasson.

Jonathan Stewart visiting Giants next

Running back Jonathan Stewart met with the Lions on Monday and now is headed to a visit with the Giants, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Stewart’s offensive coordinator with the Panthers, Mike Shula, now is on the Giants staff. The Lions have another of Stewart’s former offensive coordinators, Jeff Davidson, who is Detroit’s offensive line coach and in charge of revamping a run game that ranked 32nd last season.

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year鈥檚 Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Bennett made a brief court appearance Monday where the judge set his bond at $10,000 on a felony count of injury to the elderly. He was expected to post bail and be released.

Prosecutors allege he pushed through security personnel, including a 66-year-old woman in a wheelchair who was a stadium employee.

If Glenn is well, he’d go a long way toward filling a major void for the Bengals.
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They took a pair of tackles Thomas Vanek Jersey in the 2015 NFL Draft (first-rounder Cedric Ogbuehi and second-rounder Jake Fisher), but neither of them were able to replace departed free agent Andrew Whitworth last year. All Whitworth did last year was make the Rams instant contenders.

Glenn ed just five games last year because of foot and ankle problems, so the Bills know how to without him. And the deal takes a big number off the books, and likely adds to their significant pile of draft picks.

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Former teammate: Packers really, really low-balled Jordy Nelson

Former Packers wide receiver James Jones became a reporter yesterday, breaking the news his old friend Jordy Nelson had signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Raiders.

So as a guy in position to know, he also knows that the Packers offered Nelson a severe pay-cut before releasing him earlier this week.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Grant will visit with the Colts as he looks for a home for the 2018 season. The Colts lost Donte Moncrief to the Jaguars in free agency.

While his list of injuries was a significant problem and limited his contributions with the Blackhawks, there were others as well, namely his lack of production even when playing with stars like Kane.Where Housler goes from there, we’ll.After a slow start 1970, the Pirates caught fire as they moved from Forbes Field, where they had played since 1909, to Three Rivers Stadium.

And his presence means coaches don’t have to play a rookie quarterback before he’s ready.

Meanwhile, despite their many trades, the Browns still own five of the first 64 picks in the draft.

Minnesota Vikings:  Despite reaching the NFC Championship Game, they decided to move on from Case Keenum and go all in on Kirk Cousins, whom they landed him on a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract.

Minnesota then addressed the other side of the ball by signing defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

They’ve kind of lost their way a little bit in terms of how they see players and how they evaluate players, Sherman said.

Ogletree said that there’s no bad feelings as a result of the scrap and that he’s looking forward to sharing the same sideline as Beckham.

He was like, боWe’re going after it every day at practice,’ Ogletree said, via NJ.com. And I was like, боOh, yeah.’ So it was all good. I’m excited to be here, and it’s going to be a good thing, for sure. бн That happened 3-4 years ago and we’ve seen each other since then and there’s never been any bad blood. It’s football and it happened. We were playing against each other and we wish it didn’t happen the way it did.49ers_042

Washington holds firm on its price for Su’a Cravens

Washington coach Jay Gruden has said the team won’t trade safety Su’a Cravens. The truth is that they will, if they get what they want.
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The problem is that they currently want more than interested teams will offer. Per a league source, it’s believed that Washington wants a third-round pick for the 2016 second-round selection.

In four days, free agency opens. One of the biggest names on the market will be Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, No. 7 on the PFT free-agency top 100 list.

The fact that the Jaguars didn’t tag Robinson could make some think that the Jaguars don’t want him. But they do.
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We like the kid, Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell recently told PFT Live. He’s a great kid, a really good competitor. In terms of the production standpoint… you deal with that with a lot of ers. You look on the free agency market, there are other ers at his position that have gone through similar type of things.

The Lions signed Hyder in 2015 after he spent the 2014 season on the Jets’ practice squad. He had 23 tackles and eight sacks in 2016.

Detroit already had assured Ezekiel Ansah鈥榮 return, placing the franchise tag on the pass-rusher, and now hope Hyder regains his form of two seasons ago.

The Lions also re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach.

Following penalties by Devils defenseman Andy Greene and Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, Hischier scored a 4-on-4 goal, tapping in an easy shot off passes from John Moore and Hall at Authentic Matt Moore Jersey 8:54.

The three-goal run highlighted a near-dominant second period for the Devils, who outshot the Penguins 17-12, and they generated nine high-danger chances to just two for the Penguins.
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Crosby opened the scoring for the Penguins 2:29 into the first period, popping in a rebound off a Oleksiak shot.

Browns open to everything with No. 1 pick, including a trade

According to Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers have increased ticket prices for the 2018 season.
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Game Zach Strief Jersey The prices go up $7 per seat per game in the regular season and $2 each Jarrett Allen Youth Jersey for preseason games.

It’s the ninth straight year the prices have gone up at Lambeau Field, something the locals can usually handle since their team’s in the playoffs, a streak that stopped this year as soon as Aaron Rodgers was hurt.

The 49ers are in an awkward spot on this. They need to make it look like they didn’t fleece Sherman, even if they know that they did. So they need to throw an attaboy or two in the direction of Sherman the agent for the work he did on behalf of Sherman the player.

Sherman said this month that he expects to be back with the Seahawks for the 2018 season. The team engaged in conversations about trading him last year before opting to keep the status quo in place.

Carroll said Thursday that there’s nothing specific to report about any talks that might be going on this offseason, but a few months after a torn Achilles would seem like a tough time to try to trade a player while getting much of value in return.

Eagles fans really are something else. During the team’s epic Super Bowl win, the game was headlined by Trey Burton’s trick-play touchdown pass to Nick Foles. The play was nicknamed the Philly Special and the rest has been history. Fans have worshipped the play, getting it framed and tattooed on their bodies, but this may top it all. These creative bridesmaids and groomsmen had the perfect ploy for their entrance at a wedding, reenacting the play for the entire crowd.

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With the Giants officially acknowledging the situation, however, it becomes newsworthy, albeit mildly. Via the New York Daily News, the Giants said on Friday night that the team is aware of the video. The Giants had no comment beyond that.

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles made an already talented defensive line

Bennett, of course, seems thrilled to join a defensive line rotation?that already features Fletcher Cox, Brandon?Graham, Derek Barnett, Chris Long, Tim Jernigan?and free-agent signee Haloti Ngata. He went as far as to compare the group to the Golden State Warriors, and suggest that the Eagles could have one of the greatest defensive lines to ever play Authentic Everson Griffen Jersey the game.
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Mathieu spent an entire season out of football and slid to the third round before the Cardinals took a chance by selecting him in 2013.

Off the field, he was a model citizen and with his fierce style and natural charisma, was among the most popular players on the squad.
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His rookie season ended prematurely when he tore the LCL and ACL in his left knee.

Davis returned to the Jets last year in a trade with the Browns. He had a good season in 2017 but was seeking a contract that would pay him close to $10 million a season, a price too high for the Jets. Davis originally was drafted by the Jets in 2012 and spent his first four seasons with the team.

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Three plays later when Cutler threw incomplete on third-down, Gruden said Cutler should have tried to run for the first down.

Then there was Gruden’s, That’s when a lot of big fumbles occur 鈥?at the end of plays!

As hard as McDonough tried to stop Gruden from talking vague nonsense, to encourage him to address the here and now, Gruden stuck with his protracted exclamatory filler such as, A good play by this Green Bay Packers football team.

Blueliner Erik Gustafsson joins this week’s waiver adds

With Steve Mason shelved, again, for another two to three weeks, Hutchinson is called upon to spell off Connor Hellebuyck as the Jets march towards the playoffs, starting Tuesday in Nashville. Despite starting only two contests for the NHL club this season, the 28-year-old was solid enough to win both.

Not only does the reliever check all the ratio boxes, but at least he has a chance for a vulture victory. The lesser starter doesn’t last the necessary time required for a win. The only advantage the starter has is in strikeouts and, in many instances, that’s not even the case — especially with the number of two-start weeks on the decline.

All in all, not a bad first day’s work in the desert rain.

But Ohtani, a left-handed hitter who turns 24 in July, wants to do both things, like he did when he was a superstar with the Fighters. He wants to be a regular in both the Angels’ rotation and in the Angels’ lineup. That’s not exactly a normal thing in Ohtani’s new league. Sure, there are a handful of guys who have done both things in the majors — Rick Ankiel, Brooks Kieschnick and Adam Loewen — but they didn’t do both simultaneously (OK, Kieschnick did make three starts in the outfield and four at DH when he was a relief pitcher with the Brewers in 2003).

Nate Solder, OT* Headed to: New York Giants | Age: 30 News: Giants expected to sign Solder to four-year, $60M deal Raanan: Giants nab Solder, solidifying offensive line Solder finished the regular season on a strong note but is undeniably an inconsistent player who would have never been a candidate to hit the open market if his play had smoothed out.

And while the contract and its structure were important to Cousins, he said he chose the Vikings because he believes they’re built to win for a sustained period thanks to a talented roster, stability at head coach and general manager and an ownership that has committed financially to building both the team while moving it into a new stadium and training facility.

“Winning is what I said it would be all about, and it’s true,” Cousins said. “I think it’s the best chance, and that’s what truly matters.”

Lucroy had been with the Rangers for almost a full year, since they acquired him from Milwaukee on Aug. 1, 2016 — the trade deadline day that season.

The 31-year-old Lucroy was a two-time All-Star with the Brewers.patriots_013

If you’re looking to spike your plus/minus at the cost of all other categories, consider Colorado Avalanche defenseman Patrik Nemeth.

Every week, we’ll mine the waiver wire for widely available assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the re-draft format, and we’ll toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Then, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who might be overvalued — in the short or long term — for one reason or another, and provide a list of players we now deem droppable in standard fantasy leagues.
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The thing is, when I was in high school and elementary school, I was the worst at orals, Luongo said. I couldn’t talk. If I had to memorize stuff and then say it as I wrote it, it never came out right.

The first player on the leaderboard available in more than 50 percent of ESPN leagues is Sami Vatanen, who I highlighted in this week’s Forecaster as a potential major contributor now that he’s secured the power-play quarterback role for the New Jersey Devils. Vatanen is tied for 30th in the league with 19 assists since Jan. 1. Another player highlighted in Friday’s Forecaster, Ryan Spooner, sits 36th in the league with 18 assists in 2018. Ten of those have come in seven games with the New York Rangers.

Paired up with Samuel Girard at even strength, Nemeth’s plus-19 since Jan. 1 trails only William Karlsson (plus-23) and Malkin (plus-21). Of course, the rest of Nemeth’s fantasy profile is lacking, but in the right situation, you could plug him into your lineup for a boost in plus/minus. The better choice, if you’re not too late, would be Ryan Ellis. Still available (for some reason) in 23 percent of ESPN leagues, Ellis also has a plus-19 rating since Jan. Myles White Jersey 1. His also comes with six goals and 16 assists.

The Rockies didn’t spend all that money on their bullpen to become sellers, but right now, I have them fourth in the NL West, not far behind the Diamondbacks and Giants.

Nolan Arenado has one more year of arbitration eligibility, so I would think an extension with the Rockies is far more likely than him leaving Colorado at the deadline. After all, if you’re not doing everything you can to make that guy the face of your franchise, what is really the point of anything? But the return on an Arenado deal would be huge, so it’s something to keep in the back of your head.

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Nugent-Hopkins had two points in the win and stands to gain the most value here.

This is a tougher category to make gains in because you are fighting against more than five months of accumulated data that has built your average in the standings. However, if you absolutely must attempt to fight for minuscule gains, there are options. If you can completely sacrifice your plus/minus rating, then Alexander Edler could help in average ice time. The Vancouver Canucks defenseman sits 13th in the league for average ice time since Jan. 1, but be wary of his minus-16 rating in that span. A safer option for your plus/minus — but playing a fair bit less per game — is Marco Scandella of the Buffalo Sabres.
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All told, they’ve played fewer than 40 minutes together at 5-on-5 over the course of three seasons. However, McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins and Pontus Aberg looked like a pretty good line in a 4-1 defeat of the Minnesota Wild, so this may be a combination going forward for at least a little while.

I was 22 years old when I started,” he says. I didn’t know anything. People put stuff in front of me and I signed it, and then it came back and crucified me 10 years later. Now I spend hours looking through everything with a fine-tooth comb. It’s frustrating to spend so much time on it, because you feel unfulfilled, like you haven’t accomplished anything.”

Bosh, who turns 34 on March 24, says he trains regularly and still has plenty to offer an NBA team. His condition, he believes, should not hold him back.
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I’m going to give [playing] one more shot,” he says. That’s all it is — a shot.
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I’m at a space in my life where I see gifts I’ve been given, and if it ends, it’s been Authentic Chris Kelly Jersey a helluva ride. I did more than I’d ever think I’d do. The next [goal] was longevity, 25,000 points and 15,000 rebounds, but that’s not going to happen, added Bosh, who now has 17,189 points and 7,592 rebounds. I’ve accepted that.”

As for the long-term outlook, this could seriously affect how the Pelicans approach contract negotiations with Cousins this offseason.

It wasn’t the play that lost the game, but Dennis Smith Jr.’s fifth foul in the Mavericks’ 117-108 loss to the Trail Blazers on Saturday night was an encapsulation of his up-and-down rookie season.
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Smith stole the ball from Blazers guard Shabazz Napier with the Mavericks trailing by 11, chipping away at a 16-point halftime lead that they eventually cut to five. Smith’s fastbreak dunk, however, was waved off and called an offensive foul. With five fouls, Smith was forced to sit down, and by the time the Mavs were able to chip away again at the Blazers’ lead, it was too late.

Because you just can’t like say, Hey tell me about yourself. You know? You gotta feel the energy and go as the interview goes. If I’m not giving a lot of energy, you can’t pull it out of me. It has to be a natural environment. Your energy dictates my energy. Seeing it from the other side of interviews is dope. I think interviewing is my strong point. It’s fun. I like to do research on the guys before I interview them. You just can’t go in there dry interviewing someone.

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Scouting allows him to travel North America and stay connected to the sport he loves. I’ve learned how tight the hockey community is, he said. You see these people fighting against each other [on the ice], and it looks like they hate each other. But guys I got into battles with, they reached out. I can’t tell you how many phone calls and texts I got from [players] I had never met.

Prior to the injury, New Orleans was expected to hand Cousins a five-year, $175 million contract when he became a free agent this summer. There were already questions about giving Cousins that much money with his past issues, Martin Jones Youth jersey so this only makes the situation more complicated.

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