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  1. the Rams announced they had agreed to terms with free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on a one-year contract.,The Rams’ owner and his head coach toasted another deal done. Less than an hour before but Suh will earn $14 million,Terms of the deal were not disclosed, a person with knowledge of the situation said. a five-time Pro Bowl selection, is the latest addition to a defense remade by general manager Les Snead with a frenzy of blockbuster offseason moves,Suh, including trades for Pro Bowl cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. They join a defense that already featured lineman Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year. 31, has 51? career sacks,Suh, and provides the Rams with a proven run-stopping interior lineman for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. ” McVay said of the eight-year veteran. “Really, his resume speaks for itself. When you couple him with some of the other players we have up front,“It’s an exciting player to add to our front, some of the players we’ve acquired this offseason, we feel like we’re adding pieces to get better.” so it’s exciting,” he said. “That’s what we all envisioned,“Our guys are doing a great job, and there are good players wanting to join us.” citing unnamed sources, reported Monday that the Rams were among teams that have inquired about trading for star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.,Suh might not be the last high-profile addition. The New York Daily News, who spends offseasons in Southern California. ” McVay said Monday when asked about Beckham, [it] is there really is no trade that we wouldn’t look into if we feel like, “but I think if there’s anything you’ve seen from this offseason,“We want to be careful talking about players under contracts, hey, it can help us get better.” Said Snead: “I can’t talk about other teams’ players but I do think we’ve shown we’re not scared to explore trades.” going from one of the NFL’s worst teams to champions. Now, with ascending quarterback Jared Goff under contract for far less than the $20-plus-million salaries that premium veteran QBs can command,The Rams enjoyed a turnaround season in 2017 under McVay, the Rams clearly are trying to take advantage of a window of opportunity. From the moment the 2017 season ended with a playoff defeat against the Atlanta Falcons,Authentic Jon Ryan Jersey, Snead planned to spend the offseason improving the Rams’ defense to make it more on par with its high-scoring offense. ” Snead said of the defense in January,“We get that thing to dominant, “it would be kind of fun.” The Rams are looking dominant, on paper anyway. Snead traded for Peters. This month,Womens K. J. Wright Jersey, before the start of free agency,In February,Womens Jameis Winston Jersey, he traded for Talib. The duo has a combined five Pro Bowl selections between them and they come with combined salaries that total less than it would have cost to retain corner Trumaine Johnson, who played the last two seasons under the franchise tag. 307-pound Suh,Now they have added the 6-foot-4,Authentic Mike Alstott Jersey, giving the Rams a potentially dominant front that also feature Donald and Michael Brockers. 31,Suh, chose the Rams over a handful of other teams including the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans. The Rams were the final stop on Suh’s free-agent tour. He visited the Rams’ facility last Tuesday and had dinner that night with McVay and team executives at Nobu in Malibu. The New York Jets were thought to have made the largest offer, but chairman Christopher Johnson told reporters Sunday that they rescinded. “That can’t be anything but good news for us,Authentic Doug Martin Jersey,” McVay said Sunday night. as they waited for Suh to make a decision,On Monday afternoon, Snead said he was not feeling antsy. let’s call it ASAP,” Snead said. “In this case, because it might affect another decision, because this is more,“It would probably be different if you needed a decision from him, ‘Hey, you know what? This bonus became available’ … the timeline is not holding us back. “That’s what makes this situation probably different than some.” the second overall pick by Detroit in the 2010 draft. Suh played five seasons with the Lions before signing a six-year,This will be the third NFL team for Suh, $114-million contract with the Miami Dolphins that included $60 million in guarantees. including one for $100,000 for an illegal,,Womens Jon Ryan Jersey,Suh also has cultivated a reputation for sometimes overly aggressive play. He has a history of fines, low block on then-Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan, now with the Rams. Suh had 4? sacks, the lowest total of his career in a 16-game season. The Dolphins released Suh on March 14,Last season with the Dolphins, making him a free agent for the second time. This time, money was probably not the decisive factor in his decision. The Jets and the Titans were thought to have more salary-cap room for a richer deal, but the opportunity to play for McVay and Phillips on a team that appears to be ascending might have won Suh over. ” Snead said, “We always look at defense as not just one player, adding,“It’s great to have him, not just two players, not just three players but 11 guys building a wall. We think he can help with that.” that’s great news for the Rams. Had he gone through with his Raiders visit,Unless another team swoops in, he would have added another potential landing spot to the mix – one with the likes of Khalil Mack on the defensive line and Jon Gruden on the sidelines. they do have two things no other team does: Wade Phillips and Aaron Donald. He’s reportedly intrigued by the possibility of playing alongside Donald,While the Rams may not have as much money to offer Suh,Womens Jeremy Lane Jersey, who gave the Rams his blessing to potentially sign Suh. He also believes he’d fit well in Los Angeles’ 3-4 scheme. while the Titans field a 3-4 front like the Rams. Tennessee has oodles of cap space to play with – about $38 million compared to the Rams’ $28 million,Authentic K. J. Wright Jersey,The Saints are a more seamless transition for Suh with their 4-3 defense, pending Donald’s extension – but the Saints have the least of the group ($2 million). the better it is for the Rams. They may not be able to give him the best fit or the most money,The fewer teams there are in the hunt for Suh’s services,Womens Cliff Avril Jersey, but what they’re building in Los Angeles is arguably the most promising in all of football. A short-term deal to help the Rams win a Super Bowl next season could be something Suh desires after years of losing in Miami. a defensive tackle with a base skill set built on shedding blocks and stopping the run. He totaled 8.5 sacks in his final season with the Lions,The Dolphins were hoping for more pass-rushing productivity out of Suh, but had just 15.5 sacks over three seasons in Miami. that number ranked him seventh among defensive tackles. Suh also brings durability and versatility to Los Angeles. He never missed a game with the Dolphins and played 83 percent of the team’s defensive snaps last season,Authentic Cliff Avril Jersey,which is very high for defensive linemen. (In fact,Still, the only games he’s ever missed in his eight seasons in the NFL came from his most infamous moment: a two-game suspension for stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2011.) He doesn’t rotate as much as others at his position because he’s capable of playing the end spots and nose tackle. Perhaps the Dolphins didn’t get the return on their investment they wanted,Womens Mike Alstott Jersey, but Suh also had four defensive coordinators in three years and faced plenty of double teams. Donald,Authentic Jameis Winston Jersey, and Michael Brockers collapsing pockets from the inside out,Moving to Los Angeles makes it extremely difficult for opposing blockers to double team him. The Rams will pair the player who used to be the league’s most disruptive defensive tackle with the player who currently is: Aaron Donald. With Suh, the franchise boasts the league’s least-stoppable interior linemen. who was traded to the Dolphins this offseason. However,That does leave questions about who will provide pressure from the edges. Having Suh’s pass rushing will help mitigate the loss of defensive end Robert Quinn, the team is also likely to be without useful veteran Connor Barwin (five sacks last season) and will need Matt Longacre to continue his development into a situational tool at defensive end.
  2. according to multiple reports. Osweiler reunites with coach Adam Gase,Brock Osweiler's second tour with the Broncos ended quietly and officially Friday as the backup quarterback signed with the Miami Dolphins,Womens Justin Britt Jersey, his former offensive coordinator during the majority of his time in Denver. signed to a veteran minimum contract to play behind Trevor Siemian as Paxton Lynch healed from a shoulder injury. It brought full circle an odd journey after he defected from Denver 16 months earlier, signing a four-year,Osweiler returned to the Broncos prior to last season, $72-million deal with Houston. trading him to the Cleveland Browns, never connecting with coach Bill O'Brien. The Texans bailed on him after one season, who absorbed a $16 million salary to land a premium draft pick. In the end,Osweiler fizzled as the Texans' franchise quarterback, Cleveland released Osweiler. He found a fresh start in an old place with the Broncos. Former teammates welcomed his return because of his professionalism and work ethic. And it did not hurt that Osweiler went 5-2 as a starter during the team's Super Bowl 50 title season, work in Peyton Manning's absence that helped secure homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. Osweiler took over for the slumping Siemian early in the season. Osweiler went 0-4 as a starter, finishing with five touchdowns and five interceptions. The highlight of his season came during a relief performance at Indianapolis as Osweiler rallied the Broncos to their lone road victory. the depth chart reads Case Keenum, Lynch,The Broncos have moved on from two of last year's quarterbacks. With a possible addition in the draft, and Chad Kelly. Denver shipped Siemian to Minnesota last week. Last month, former NFL Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was arrested for a suspicious Instagram post where he made threats to shoot up the Harvard Westlake campus. Martin has pleaded not guilty to the criminal threat charges brought against him. The picture, as well as a message that read “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, depicts the athlete with a semi-automatic shotgun and shotgun shells on a bed. Tagged in the photo were the accounts of two Dolphins players and two classmates, posted on February 23, your options are suicide, or revenge.” He put two hashtags on the gun: #HarvardWestlake and #MiamiDolphins. The post led to a shutdown of the Harvard-Westlake campus located in Studio City. Two of the accounts tagged were from former classmates that allegedly bullied him while he attended the high school. School officials sent an e-mail to the student body shortly after learning of the Instagam post. “The safety of our students, we made the decision to close school today, and staff is always our primary concern. So,Womens Tre Madden Jersey, out of an abundance of caution,” the message read. “The school’s private security team is working with the Los Angeles Police Department, faculty,Womens Terence Garvin Jersey, which is present on both campuses. With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community.” Martin graduate from the school in 2008. In 2013, the athlete kicked off a bullying scandal that lead to investigations by the Miami Dolphins organization and the NFL where he alleged he was the target of bullying from teammates,Womens Mark Glowinski Jersey,According to reports, some which was reported to be racial in nature. was suspended for the entire 2014 season as a result of the investigations. The other teammate mentioned, NFL player Richie Incognito,Womens Bobby Wagner Jersey, Mike Pouncy,One of the men tagged in the post, was also implicated. Martin retired from the league in 2015. Martin faces four felony counts of criminal threats and a misdemeanor count of possessing a loaded firearm. If convicted, he could spend up to six years in prison. He will reappear in court on April 25 in Van Nuys to determine a date for his hearing. by which point the Eagles must be compliant with the salary cap. The Eagles have until then to release players or restructure contracts to clear nearly $10 million of space. News should start trickling out during the next two days. Trades cannot become official until after 4 p.m. Wednesday,Authentic Justin Britt Jersey,The Eagles have 13 unrestricted free agents and one restricted free agent on their roster. Players can begin signing elsewhere at 4 p.m. Wednesday, when the new league year begins. although the 30-year-old played for $775, and the Eagles’ slot cornerback was free to hear the offers from the other 31 teams. Robinson excelled for the Eagles as their slot cornerback and was a key part of their defense,000 last season and would be costlier for the Eagles to keep in 2018 and beyond. They are deeper than they’ve ever been at cornerback,The day started with an NFL Network report that the Eagles were working toward re-signing cornerback Patrick Robinson with the expectation that they would reach a deal before the tampering period opened. That never materialized, so the question could come down to price. There was also an NFL Network report that tight end Trey Burton has generated a “robust market, caught five touchdown passes last seasons and threw the touchdown to Nick Foles on the “Philly Special” play in the Super Bowl. He spent his entire four-year career with the Eagles, 26,” with about six serious suitors. Burton, Authentic Paul Richardson Jersey,although with Zach Ertz entrenched as the No. 1 tight end, the Eagles cannot offer Burton a starting job and will likely be priced out. The biggest news of the day was the Buffalo Bills agreeing to trade left tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati in a package that will move the Bills from No. 21 to No. 12 in the first round of April’s draft. It appears to be a similar strategy to what the Eagles used in 2016 when Howie Roseman put together a series of trades to position them to draft Carson Wentz. The Bills are in search of a franchise quarterback. Elsewhere in the NFL, who is one of the NFL’s top defensive players, $114 million deal. Suh, reports surfaced that the Miami Dolphins were set to release star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh midway through a six-year, excelled for Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz when both were in Detroit together. But with Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan both on big contracts, the Eagles likely wouldn’t have the money at defensive tackle to entice Suh to come to Philadelphia unless he was willing to take a significant pay cut. But is Dolphins owner Stephen Ross OK with Quinn’s protest of social injustice with a raised fist during the national anthem? as you all know,“I’ve always believed in players and speaking out their thoughts,” Ross said Tuesday at the NFL Owners Meetings. “And I think it’s important that they get the message out as clearly as possible. And really create that conversation. And everything I’ve done has really encouraged them to create the conversation and respect what they have to say. And I think I’ll continue to do that. Because I think that’s really important for the players who have those feelings. And that’s what America is all about.” Quinn has raised his fist as a member of the Los Angeles Rams for the last two seasons. “You have a position and a title, and people look at you a little bit more, especially depending on who you are. It starts with one. One goes to two,” Quinn said last summer, according to the Orange County Register. “You can get people to hear you, and to 20, being in the NFL,Authentic Terence Garvin Jersey, not forgetting where you come from.”, and so on and so forth. It’s not to cause a scene. For me, it’s about awareness and,Authentic Mark Glowinski Jersey, in a sense Ross issued a statement saying he has no intention of forcing players to stand during the national anthem, and that he believed some of his previous comments had been misconstrued. While in New York City to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation,Earlier this month,Authentic Bobby Wagner Jersey, Ross told the Daily News that the team’s players would not kneel during the national anthem moving forward. Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has taken a knee during the anthem to protest social injustice,Womens Paul Richardson Jersey, along with former Dolphins Michael Thomas (signed by the Giants) and Julius Thomas (a current free agent). Ross was asked if he would support or oppose a league-wide policy regarding protests during the national anthem. ” Ross said. “I haven’t heard of any league-wide policy. So I can’t really say what would happen and what their thoughts would be for that. You know, at this time there is no league-wide policy,“I mean I haven’t really spoken with anybody about it,Authentic Jeremy Lane Jersey, so I can’t assume there will be one.”
  3. At 6-foot-6,Womens Lane Johnson Jersey, Pryor has a frame and skills that could present major problems for any cornerback in the league. But the former Ohio State and Raiders quarterback has been inconsistent since transitioning to receiver in 2016 with the Browns. Pryor, $6 million deal with the Redskins, who will be 29 at the start of next season,Womens Zach Ertz Jersey, had a breakout season in Cleveland with 77 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. But after signing a one-year, Pryor didn’t do much in Washington. Despite playing with Kirk Cousins and being the Redskins’ top receiver, Pryor had only 20 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown in 2017. The Jets’ receiving corps already includes Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart. but he was arrested in Florida for the second straight offseason and could be facing a suspension from the league in 2018. Enunwa established himself as a solid No. 2 receiver in 2016,Anderson is the Jets’ most dangerous weapon downfield, but had neck surgery that cost him the entire 2017 season. Kearse was a leader and productive in 2017, but the Jets could cut him and save the entire $5.55 million remaining on his contract. Meanwhile, Stewart and Hansen were both unremarkable as rookies in 2017. The move to sign Pryor should put everyone in the Jets’ receiving room on notice. No job is safe — not even the youngsters. a more proven option. ,The Jets weren’t able to land one of the top tier receivers in free agency — Allen Robinson signed with the Bears and Sammy Watkins went to the Chiefs. In recent days they had also met with Jacksonville free agent Allen Hurns In the end, one of the most intriguing options available. But also one of the most uncertain., the Jets went with Pryor After being rebuffed by Kirk Cousins, the Jets moved toward Plan B last week, their top free-agent target, and agreeing to terms with Teddy Bridgewater, Josh McCown, re-signing their starting quarterback from 2017, with each getting a one-year deal. however,What the Jets did on Saturday morning, moving from No. 6 to No. 3 and putting themselves in position to get one of the top quarterbacks in next month’s NFL Draft., most likely will surpass what they did earlier in the week with the two experienced quarterbacks. They swapped first-round picks with the Colts 249 on special teams),Playing mostly in a reserve and special teams role for the Chiefs in 2017 (251 snaps on defense, totaling four tackles., Pierre-Louis put up a career-high 41 tackles and two passes defensed in 14 games. Pierre-Louis played 35 snaps on defense and 11 on special teams in a December 3 loss to the Jets last season Pierre-Louis, 26, 225) racked up 360 tackles, Kansas in January,Authentic Nigel Bradham Jersey,A fourth-round draft pick out of Boston College in 2014, played his first three seasons in Seattle where he had 43 total tackles in 35 games. In four seasons at Boston College, Pierre-Louis (6-1, eight sacks,Authentic Brandon Brooks Jersey, where he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and an interception returned for a touchdown. Pierre-Louis is also coming off an arrest during a traffic stop in Johnson County, 23 tackles for loss, THC,Womens Caleb Sturgis Jersey,Womens Malcolm Jenkins Jersey, and drug paraphernalia, in addition to driving without a license as well as failure to display a valid license plate or registration. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was originally scheduled for a court date of March 2. joining quarterback Tyler Bray (Bears), cornerback Terrance Mitchell (Browns), and wide receiver Albert Wilson (Dolphins). His departure is the latest change in a defense in the process of a makeover,Authentic Zach Ertz Jersey, guard Zach Fulton (Texans), with the inside linebacker position being an area of significant turnover as the Chiefs let Derrick Johnson and Ramik Wilson hit free agency in addition to Pierre-Louis while signing former Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens to a five-year deal and re-signing exclusive rights free agent linebacker Terrance Smith. With just Hitchens, Reggie Ragland, Smith,Pierre-Louis is the fifth Chiefs free agent to sign with another team this offseason, and Ukeme Eligwe currently under contract at inside linebacker, the Chiefs will need to continue to add depth and competition at the position as the offseason continues. There's been turnover at the linebacker position this offseason in New York as well, who saw most of his snaps on special teams last season., where the Jets lost Demario Davis and reserve Julian Stanford in free agency while adding former Tennessee Titan Avery Williamson and now Pierre-Louis. Pierre-Louis may fill a similar role with the Jets as that of Stanford The Jets receiving corps currently includes Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, so they'll have to address this issue in the draft. They could also consider adding a tight end in the draft or free agency after letting Austin Seferian-Jenkins sign with Jacksonville. Perhaps Enunwa or Anderson take another step up this year, but the Jets don't have a bonafide No. 1 receiver. The Jets missed out on Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins in free agency, Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart. There's some potential there, but the Jets need to be proactive about adding playmakers. The Jets have been looking for an edge rusher for as long as most can remember and this should be their top priority in the draft. There aren't many good options on the roster. Lorenzo Mauldin has struggled in the first three seasons of his career. Jordan Jenkins is a strong outside linebacker, they won't be able to snag an edge rusher until the third round. But there could still be some good options available there. , but he's more of a run stopper than a pass rusher. Dylan Donahue didn't show much as a rookie and his future is uncertain after off-the field trouble. Assuming the Jets take a quarterback first the Jets had a surplus of defensive linemen. But with Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson now gone,A year ago, the Jets actually have a lot of question marks on the defensive line. The Jets need to find a strong pass rusher to pair Leonard Williams with. They may look to address this in the draft,Womens Brandon Brooks Jersey, and there are also still options on the free agency market, including their own unrestricted free agent Kony Ealy who had a strong season with the Jets last year. Davis, The Jets were pleasantly surprised that Demario Davis did a solid job replacing David Harris last season, but he was never a priority free agent for them. In fact, Authentic Malcolm Jenkins Jersey,who inked a 3-year, $24 million deal (with $18 million in guarantees) with the Saints, revealed Thursday that Gang Green basically had no desire whatsoever to bring him back. "The shocking thing was the Jets didn't make me an offer, because all I had to do was look at the contenders.”,” Davis told The New Orleans Advocate. “So that made my decision easy who traded Calvin Pryor to the Browns for their former draft pick last summer after Harris was unceremoniously cut.,Davis racked up a career-high 135 total tackles and five sacks in his second stint with the Jets there was a feeling in the building that his stats were buoyed by a scheme that funneled a lot of action his way. He also whiffed on some pivotal plays at inopportune times that rubbed some folks the wrong way.,Although Davis surprised the Jets with his ability to do solid work as the Mike linebacker Regardless, however, Davis’ desire to learn and compete hard was appreciated on One Jets Drive. The Jets,Womens Nigel Bradham Jersey, to a three-year,Authentic Caleb Sturgis Jersey, who is three years younger than Davis, wanted to upgrade and get younger at the position. They felt like they did that by locking up former Titans linebacker Avery Williamson, $22.5 million deal. " Davis said. "This game is about winning. It's a winning organization. You have one of the top,Authentic Lane Johnson Jersey,"We've got to put another ring on Drew's finger, if not the top quarterback, in the game. I just have a tremendous amount of respect for Drew and what he does and being a part of a winning organization that is going to be contending for the playoffs year in and year out. You look at what the Saints did last year. They are right there. When you're right there, there are not a lot of changes that need to be made. I think they are on the cusp of something special and I just wanted to come in and be a part of that."
  4. the Jets traded up three spots with the Colts and leapfrogged the Browns at No. 4 -- presumably for a quarterback -- but the call to Browns GM John Dorsey was worth a shot.,Ultimately He announced at the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1st that "I'm open for business'' at No. 1 and said during a press conference Friday that nothing's changed in that regard in the aftermath of his four trades and seven free agent signings. Jets GM Mike Macagnan did just that. But short of prying that No. 1 pick from the Browns,Apparently, Macagnan bolted up three spots to No. 3,Womens Brent Celek Jersey, surrendering three second-round picks in the process: the No. 37 and 49 picks in 2018, and their second-round pick in 2019. they can ill afford to blow it on a quarterback again. Therefore,Womens Jason Peters Jersey,Perhaps. But the Browns are unlikely to part with their precious No. 1 overall pick and the chance to land the best quarterback in the draft. After passing on Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in the past two seasons, they'll most likely stay put and draft the quarterback they like best from the pool of Sam Darnold,Womens Rodney McLeod Jersey, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield. Teddy Bridgewater might be one of the most compelling players to wear a Jets uniform this season. Or he might get cut before the season begins. the Jets committed only $500,Details emerged about Bridgewater's contract on Monday. And according to multiple reports,000 guaranteed to the former Pro Bowl quarterback who hasn't played regularly since suffering a devastating knee injury in 2016. So if things don't go well in the during offseason workouts and training camp, the Jets could move on from Bridgewater easily. Bridgewater has a non-guaranteed base salary of $5 million for 2018 and could make up to $9 million more in incentives. He received a $500,Here are the details of the deal,000 signing bonus and stands to get a $500,000 workout bonus. The maximum value of the contract is $15 million. the Jets can move on after spending only $1 million on him: the signing bonus and the workout bonus. So it's a low-risk deal for a team that already has a quarterback in Josh McCown and is looking to draft another with the No. 3 pick next month. ,If Bridgewater stays through training camp and doesn't pan out But if Bridgewater stays healthy, he stands to make a huge sum of money. So the deal allows Bridgewater to bet on himself and show where he stands as he tries to start the second chapter of his career. , plays well and becomes the starter 25,Bridgewater, made the 2015 Pro Bowl with the Vikings and looked like the kind of player who would be a long-term starter in this league. But in late August 2016, he suffered a devastating, non-contact injury in practice, tearing and dislocating his knee. Bridgewater has essentially missed two seasons since the injury. He was cleared to return to practice in October but threw only two passes on one brief appearance in 2017. When Teddy Bridgewater signed with the Jets last week, or how much he’ll do. We don’t even know if he’ll be on the Week 1 roster. ,Womens Ronald Darby Jersey, he arrived with more questions than answers. We don’t know where he’ll fit in the quarterback rotation. We don’t know how he’ll look on the practice field this spring “I’m very confident, confident in the athletic training staff and the coaching staff here that they can eventually get me back to the player that I once was.”,Authentic Brandon Graham Jersey,” Bridgewater said Wednesday on a conference call. “I’m confident in myself he threw only two passes last season.,Bridgewater dislocated his knee and tore his ACL on a non-contact injury during practice in August 2016. he has not started a game in the two seasons since and after being cleared to play for the Vikings last October Bridgewater said there was “never any doubt in my mind” that he’d return to the field after the injury. But there certainly is uncertainty about what comes next. prove-it deal with the Jets last week. The contract works for both sides,The 2015 Pro Bowler signed a one-year,Womens Brandon Graham Jersey, it gives Bridgewater a chance to show what he’s got, a chance to potentially earn up to $15 million. But the Jets are only on the hook for $500,Authentic Jason Peters Jersey,000 guaranteed if Bridgewater doesn’t look like he can contribute. But the 25-year-old wouldn’t rate the health of his surgically repaired knee other than to see he’s “feeling good.” ” he said. “But I do believe that I’m capable of performing at a high level.”,“I’m not going to give a percentage or anything Bridgewater presumably will be able to participate in the Jets’ spring offseason program. He was healthy enough to make an appearance for the Vikings last fall and passed a physical before signing with the Jets. But Bridgewater wouldn’t say if he’d be on the field for organized team activities and minicamp. ” he said. “I’m pretty sure that’s a discussion that I’ll have with the training staff and we’ll come up with a plan moving forward.”,Authentic Rodney McLeod Jersey,“That’s something that I’m not comfortable talking about right now The Jets quarterback situation is fluid and it’s unclear where Bridgewater fits in. Josh McCown returns and will be the favorite to win the starting job. The Jets will almost certainly draft a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. But Bridgewater said he’s just fine with the situation. The New York Jets snared one of the top names remaining on the free-agent market, a league source confirmed., agreeing to terms Thursday night with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. along with the Seattle Seahawks.,Contract terms weren't immediately available. Pryor visited the Jets this week Pryor's arrival gives the Jets four proven veterans at receiver, who is coming back from a neck injury that caused him to miss the season., led by returning starters Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse. They also have Quincy Enunwa the Jets could look to move on from Anderson or Kearse. Anderson is coming off a breakout season,With Pryor on board, but off-the-field issues (two arrests since last May) are a concern for the organization. Kearse was solid in his first season with the Jets, but he's due to make a non-guaranteed $5 million in 2018. A pair of 2017 draft picks, also will be pushing for playing time., ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen 28,Pryor, signed a one-year deal with Washington last offseason, Authentic Ronald Darby Jersey,rejecting a multiyear offer by the Cleveland Browns after a breakout season in 2016. But the move didn't work out for Pryor,Womens Jalen Mills Jersey, who started at the X position but finished with only 20 catches for 240 yards and 1 touchdown in nine games. and he eventually needed season-ending surgery in November.,He injured his ankle in a Week 2 win at the Los Angeles Rams Pryor was not the focal point of Washington's offense the way he was in Cleveland. In his first full season as a receiver,Authentic Brent Celek Jersey,007 yards and four touchdowns. He had switched from quarterback to receiver in the 2015 offseason but played in only three games that season., Pryor caught 77 passes for 1 the Oakland Raiders picked Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft. He started 10 games at quarterback while appearing in five others over three seasons.,In 2011
  5. when teams can officially negotiate/discuss contracts for impending free agents with their agents. ,Authentic Brent Celek Jersey, The NFL's "legal tampering period" kicks off Monday at noon so expect Gang Green to be linked to many players.,The Jets are sitting on a league-high $90 million in salary cap space entering free agency After getting Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater, too.,Womens Jason Peters Jersey, the Jets hope to address some of their other deficient areas in the coming week or so The Jets signed linebacker Brandon Copeland on Monday, the team announced on Twitter. Copeland, missed all of 2017 with a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in preseason. The 26-year-old played in 16 games for Detroit in 2016. , a former Lion — The Jets are re-signing defensive lineman Xavier Cooper to a one-year deal, according to a source. Cooper, signed with Gang Green in late October last season. He played in eight games and filled in for Muhammad Wilkerson while the former Pro Bowler was ruled inactive for the Jets' final three games., 26 a source confirmed to the Daily News. NFL Network was first to report Pryor's planned visit with Gang Green. The 28-year-old wideout caught 20 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown in nine games for Washington last season.,— Free-agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor will be visiting the Jets after his trip to Seattle to visit the Seahawks on Monday $6 million deal with former Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis,— The Jets are finalizing a two-year, according to a source. Pierre-Louis, Pierre-Louis was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. , 26, played in 14 games for Kansas City last season and is expected to officially sign his contract on Sunday. On Jan. 25 his agent announced on Twitter. Mike Maccagnan said at the Combine that he wanted to bring Pennel back. Pennel played in all 16 games for the Jets last season and finished with 35 tackles. ,— The Jets re-signed defensive lineman Mike Pennel to a three-year contract — The Jets made the signing of cornerback Trumaine Johnson official Friday afternoon. Johnson signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal with $34 million guaranteed, according to a source. “It’s exciting. I was speechless when I finally gave my agent the green light, new beginnings and I get to add to this already great defense.”," Johnson told the team's website. "It’s the Big Apple. New chapter Backup offensive lineman Ben Ijalana is returning to the Jets on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to the Daily News. Ijalana, hit free agency after Gang Green declined his team option for 2018. The 28-year-old Villanova product can play both left and right tackle. , who played in 11 games last year The Jets signed former Bears and Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos on Thursday. The deal is for one year, according to a source. Santos, who visited with the team earlier Thursday, who signed with the Bucs on Wednesday.,Womens Ronald Darby Jersey, replaces Chandler Catanzaro $12 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. ,The Jets on Thursday made the signing of Isaiah Crowell official. Crowell agreed to a three-year Source confirms that Austin Seferian-Jenkins agreed to a two-year deal with the Jaguars with a max value of $11 million ($1 million in incentives). according to a source. Santos was a three-year starter for Kansas City from 2014-16. He played three games for the Chiefs last season before being cut and landing with the Bears for two games. The Jets are in need of a kicker after Chandler Catanzaro signed with the Bucs on Wednesday.,Authentic Brandon Graham Jersey,Former Bears and Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos is visiting with the Jets on Thursday according to NFL Network.,Womens Jalen Mills Jersey,The Jets are in the market for a new kicker after Chandler Catanzaro agreed to sign with the Bucs Running back Isaiah Crowell's contract is for three years and $12 million with $6 million guaranteed, per a source., including a $3 million signing bonus and a base salary of $1 million next season which will pay him $2.9 million next season. Enunwa missed all of 2017 with a neck injury.,Womens Brandon Graham Jersey,The Jets gave a second-round tender to restricted free agent wide receiver Quincy Enunwa The Jets gave both safety Rontez Miles and offensive lineman Brent Qvale the right-of-first-refusal tender. The Daily News first reported Miles' tender earlier Wednesday morning. which will pay him $1.9 million next season.,The Jets gave tight end Neal Sterling the low-round tender The Bills announced that they singed former Jets special teamer Julian Stanford to a two-year deal. The Jets re-signed the following exclusive rights free agents: safety Doug Middleton; full back Lawrence Thomas; and right end Eric Tomlinson. Free-agent tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is visiting the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to a source. The 25-year-old is already in the Seattle area working out. Seferian-Jenkins grew up in Fox Island,Authentic Jason Peters Jersey, and played college ball at the University of Washington., Washington according to a source.,Womens Brent Celek Jersey,Former Washington center Spencer Long is expected to sign a deal with Gang Green The Jets gave safety/free-agent safety Rontez Miles the right-of-first refusal RFA tender (one-year,Womens Rodney McLeod Jersey, according to a source. , $1.9 million) according to a source. The deal is for three years and $22.5 million with $16 million guaranteed,The Jets are expected to sign former Titans inside linebacker Avery Williamson, according to NFL Network. Williamson, 26, started at inside linebacker for the Jets alongside Darron Lee last season. Williamson’s agreement with Gang Green likely means Davis will not return to New York in 2018., is entering his fifth season out of Kentucky. He finished with 92 tackles and three sacks last season. Demario Davis, who is a free agent The Jets might have missed out on prized free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, but they landed the big fish in the cornerback pool by reeling in Trumaine Johnson. Gang Green will sign the coveted cornerback to a five-year, according to a source., $72.5 million deal with $34 million guaranteed With Kirk Cousins headed to Minnesota, who hasn’t started a game in two seasons after suffering a grievous knee injury., the Jets are on to Plan B. Gang Green is negotiating with former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater The Kirk Cousins drama is all but over. The coveted free-agent quarterback will visit with the Vikings on Wednesday, according to sources. It would take a minor miracle for Cousins to leave Minnesota without signing on the dotted line, according to people in the know. The Vikings are prepared to pay the former Washington signal caller around $28 million/year in a three-year deal. It's time for Plan B for the Jets, a look at Teddy Bridgewater and a first-round quarterback in the upcoming draft., which will likely include a Josh McCown reunion who played only four games last season due to a concussion., who are looking to upgrade at center,Former Giants center Weston Richburg reportedly plans to sign a five-year deal with the 49ers. The Jets,Authentic Ronald Darby Jersey, had interest in the former Giants starter who would have been a dynamic piece for Gang Green,Coveted free-agent wide receivers Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins are no longer options for Gang Green. Robinson, came to an agreement in principle with the Bears early Tuesday morning. Watkins has a deal in place with the Chiefs. The Jets still desperately need an offensive weapon (or two). Former Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa will visit the Jets,Authentic Jalen Mills Jersey, had six sacks in 2016. The Jets are desperate for an edge rusher, 26, according to a source. Mayowa,Authentic Rodney McLeod Jersey, in case you've been living in a cave for the past few years., was released by Dallas last week after a disappointing 2017 campaign (one sack in 14 games). The five-year veteran, who has also played for the Seahawks and Raiders
  6. The Steelers made their first move of free agency last weekend when they signed linebacker Jon Bostic. but Bostic doesn’t want to be viewed as a replacement for Shazier.,Bostic joined the team a few months after linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury that knocked him out for the rest of the 2017 season and will keep him out for all of 2018 as well. Bostic and Shazier are both inside linebackers ” Bostic said,“I would never say replace, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He’s a special player, and I’m sure he’s definitely going to be back at some point, I’m going to do it. Whatever position it is. I’m a guy that has a lot of versatility. I can do a lot of different things.”, all I’m supposed to do is come in here and work hard. Whatever they ask me to do but giving them enough to avoid the kind of defensive slippage they experienced after Shazier’s injury would go a long way toward making his signing a success.,Bostic can’t replace all that Shazier brought to the Steelers defense completing a deal to send a fifth-round draft pick to Oakland in exchange for kickoff returner-wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and a sixth-round choice., It seems the Patriots were working the phones on Sunday News of the trade was first reported by “Pardon My Take, while the terms of the deal were initially reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.,” the sports podcast created by Barstool Sports Selected in the first round of the 2013 draft by Minnesota with a pick (29th overall) they obtained from the Patriots, 216-pound Patterson spent the first four years of his career with the Vikings prior to signing with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent last year., the 6-foot-2 The 27-year-old Patterson has appeared in 80 games (starting 24) over his five-year NFL career,625 yards and seven touchdowns and carrying the ball 44 times for 454 yards (10.3 per carry) and six TDs., catching 163 passes for 1 Patterson’s major impact has come as a kickoff returner where he earned two first-team All-Pro selections and two Pro Bowl berths with the Vikings, which would put him in line to take over the role previously held by running back Dion Lewis, who signed with the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent last week. Over his career, for 9 yards.,613 yards (a 30.2-yard average) and five TDs. He’s returned just one punt in his career, Patterson has returned 153 kickoffs for 4, however Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke highly of Patterson in the week leading up to his team’s 30-7 victory over the Vikings in 2014. ” said Belichick. “You see that in the return game. He’s a deep threat. He’s dangerous with the ball in his hands,“Patterson is obviously an explosive guy, and he’s also a vertical guy.”,Womens Weston Richburg Jersey, whether you hand it to him or throw it to him on a short pass. He’s a dangerous catch-and-run guy Patterson can play gunner in punt coverage,With his speed, giving the Patriots some potential insurance should special teams captain Matthew Slater,Womens Paul Perkins Jersey, move on., who visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday tight end Luke Willson will visit the Detroit Lions on Saturday after having earlier in the week visited Carolina and Jacksonville. Willson is from LaSalle,In case you missed it, as well.,Womens Bobby Hart Jersey, Ontario just across the border from Detroit and has said playing at what is essentially home would have appeal. Willson has said he’d love to be back in Seattle but the Seahawks are obviously letting him test the free agent waters Thomas Rawls, reportedly met with the Chiefs on Friday., who was non-tendered by the Seahawks earlier this week as a restricted free agent also non-tendered by Seattle as a restricted free agent this week,Womens B.J. Goodson Jersey,Mike Davis, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network., is reportedly visiting Detroit on Saturday an offensive lineman the Seahawks picked up in a trade with the Eagles following the season-ending knee injury to George Fant (Seattle gave up a seventh-rounder) has signed with the Patriots. He played 81 snaps for the Seahawks in 2017., Matt Tobin The Seahawks did make one signing on Friday,Authentic Olivier Vernon Jersey, who also had experience everywhere in the secondary., bringing back defensive back Akeem King. King spent the year on practice squad-injured reserve. He has experience at both cornerback and safety in his career (he played in five games with the Falcons in 2015) and may have been signed in reaction to the loss of DeShawn Shead who has played with the Steelers and Bears. Wheaton had the best game of his career at CenturyLink Field in 2015 when he had 201 receiving yards for the Steelers in what was an eventual 39-30 Seattle win. Wheaton has just seven receptions for 102 yards the last two seasons and would undoubtedly be signed to a one-year contract for close to the minimum.,Seattle is also reported to be getting a visit from receiver Markus Wheaton The NFL's competition committee is taking a proposal to next week's league meeting in Orlando which will aim to clarify the definition of a catch. NFL senior vice President of officiating Al Riveron,On Wednesday, who struggled to legislate receptions throughout the 2017 season, coaches and executives ., offered a preview of what the latest iteration of the catch rule might look like. He tweeted that after consultation with players The Green Bay Packers were able to make some moves at the start of free agency by signing tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. However, where do the Packers stand compared to the rest of the NFL teams? released his power rankings after the first week of free agency and he considers the Packers as the ninth-best team in the NFL. Here's what Harrison had to say about the Packers., the Packers had to make one big cut as they released Jordy Nelson who is now a member of the Oakland Raiders. So with the moves Whew doggie, and, the Jordy Nelson departure caught football folks off guard. It's a sad part of the business, Well, either., better to get out on a player a year early than a year late. What other crap did we hear about the Nelson ouster? Here's the bottom line: Nelson is coming off a season in which he averaged less than 10 yards per catch. He's entering Year 11. Then again, he fit in with the offense, quarterback and community. Not sure Jimmy Graham did two out of those three while in Seattle. Maybe Graham was a system player in New Orleans whose athletic feats fit in perfectly with Sean Payton and Drew Brees utilizing the seam route high-ball often. Interesting move. The new GM isn't afraid of making 'em The dominoes began to fall with the signing of offensive tackle Chris Hubbard to play right tackle. The move is expected to send right tackle Shon Coleman to the left side to start the off-season as Thomas' stand in. Hubbard was clear on what the Browns told him when he signed. “I am stuck on right tackle, first ballot.”," he said. "I came here to play right tackle. I just wish I had the opportunity to play with Joe. I have heard a lot of things about him and watched a lot of film on Joe. He is a great guy – Hall of Famer Hue Jackson explained the thought process.,When asked about Thomas' replacement "Maybe move Shon Coleman over (to left tackle)-who was are starter over there at (right tackle) because we were very fortunate to get Chris Hubbard here, but we are not going to be the same line without Joe Thomas. There is no question about that.”," Jackson said. "I think there is an opportunity to still be a good offensive line $37.5 million contract,By signing Hubbard to a reported five-year, including $18 million guaranteed,Authentic Weston Richburg Jersey, as he's started only 14 games in his five-year career in the NFL., the Browns are signaling they are sold on Hubbard's upside potential I think it builds my confidence up,“For me,Authentic Paul Perkins Jersey, knowing that I know that I will be a starter, and then it draws me to get better each week.”," Hubbard said. "I know that I will be playing week in and week out. It just helps me to know that I get to study different opponents each week who will turn 27 on April 23,Authentic Bobby Hart Jersey,Hubbard, whom he played for with the Steelers and has a good comfort level with him., said he is excited to continue to play under offensive coordinator Todd Haley " Hubbard said. "I know all of his ins and outs as far as what he is used to,Authentic B.J. Goodson Jersey,“It is pretty high,Womens Aldrick Rosas Jersey, as far as his playing style. I am definitely happy that I came here with him. It is going to be fun. We get to work together again.”, what he is comfortable with Hubbard admitted having Haley in Cleveland was attractive to him. “For the most part, when I saw Todd Haley come here,Authentic Aldrick Rosas Jersey,Womens Olivier Vernon Jersey, there was no question that I can work with Todd Haley, Carlos Hyde. It made my decision much easier to come here as far as playing for Cleveland.”, Jarvis Landry," he said. "I then saw a lot of movements as far as Tyrod (Taylor) coming, those guys
  7. With the NFL’s free agency period well underway, here’s a look at the major names either hitting or being taken off the market. Two days after Arizona released Tyrann Mathieu when the two sides couldn’t agree to a restructured contract, the “honey badger” has a new place to call home. He agreed to a one-year, according to Adam Schefter., $7 million with the Houston Texans on Friday night The move helps a secondary that was 24th in the league last year in pass defense. LeGarrette Blount won a Super Bowl with Philadelphia, and now he’s moving on. The journeyman tailback with three rings is headed to Detroit for one year and $4.5 million dollars. Blount rushed for 766 yards and two touchdowns for a stacked Eagles’ backfield in 2017-18. In Super Bowl LII,Authentic Wendell Smallwood Jersey, he rushed 14 times for 90 yards and a score. The Lions could certainly use that kind of help. They finished last in the NFL in rushing this past season for the second time in three years. The Buccaneers have signed former Ravens guard Ryan Jensen to a four-year, $42 million deal. Jensen played guard in Baltimore,Authentic LeGarrette Blount Jersey, where he is most comfortable., but reports Tampa Bay will ask him to play center to allow Ali Marpet to move back to guard That contract and position shift would make Jensen the highest paid center in the NFL. Another season,Authentic Derek Barnett Jersey, NFL Network reports. Terms of the deal are not yet available., another brand new running back for New England. Bill Belichick and Co. added former Cincinnati Bengals tailback Jeremy Hill on Friday The signing lines up with the Patriots’ well-worn habit of dispensing rushers year after year. New England has had a different leading rusher four of the past six seasons. The two running backs to lead the Patriots in yardage for multiple seasons in that time Blount and Stevan Ridley — are both no longer with the team. Even as Morgan Burnett’s market dropped in the first week of free agency,Authentic Trey Burton Jersey, the veteran safety’s future with the Green Bay Packers appeared to be over., leading to a three-year deal Tuesday with the Pittsburgh Steelers worth a reported $14.5 million It is easy to look at the Packers’ porous pass defense and think the team needs help everywhere in its secondary. In reality, the two positions that comprise their defensive backfield are in very different circumstances. The Packers remain in desperate need of starting-caliber cornerbacks after trading Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns earlier this month. From the moment they drafted Josh Jones in the second round last spring,T.J. Watt Vapor Untouchable Jersey, he said Burnett’s tutelage would help going forward., the Packers seemed intent to move on from Burnett this offseason. It was a rough rookie year for Jones. After the season The Packers will get younger at safety,Authentic Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey, relying on their depth with Jones, presumably eager for the opportunity ahead., Kentrell Brice and perhaps even Milwaukee native Marwin Evans. It’s an inexperienced but motivated group In the NFL this time of the year, things happen quickly. Apparently, too., they can also be undone quickly Just one hour after the Cleveland Browns announced they were terminating the contract of cornerback Jason McCourty Thursday – one of among 10 transactions they publicized – the team traded McCourty and a seventh-round draft pick in the 2018 draft to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round selection in 2018. That means McCourty will join his twin brother, who is a staple in the Patriot secondary., safety Devin This will be the first time the brothers will play on the same team since their college days at Rutgers. Jason presumably will help fill the void left by the departure of cornerback Malcolm Butler, who agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans earlier this week as a free agent. The 29-year-old Burnett has played all eight seasons of his NFL career in Green Bay, collecting 683 tackles, when Green Bay beat Pittsburgh., 44 passes defensed, nine interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries. He started 102 games for the Packers and won a Super Bowl ring in 2011 "I'm coming in to do my job the best I can do," Burnett said. "To be accountable as a teammate and earn the respect of the coaches and get into a routine with the rest of the fellas.", wherever I fit While the NFL offseason is fairly young, as the possibility that the NFL has another Colin Kaepernick on its hands becomes more and more of a reality., the one-time Pro Bowl safety is still on the market and still not getting sniffs from teams The safety market has been slow moving, but Reid,Womens Wendell Smallwood Jersey, may be the best available. And there has been no reported traction between him and any team — which he all but predicted would happen., who played both free safety and strong safety and even some linebacker last year for the 49ers Richard Sherman,Womens LeGarrette Blount Jersey, admitted he is worried about the player who had taken the anthem torch from Kaepernick., himself outspoken but less so on the national anthem movement “We are concerned,Womens Derek Barnett Jersey, because he played at a high level for just about every year he’s played in this league, top-10 safeties in this league so he deserves to be paid accordingly. So there is concern there because you’d think a player of his caliber and his quality would be picked up by now.”,Womens Trey Burton Jersey,” Sherman told reporters Tuesday during his 49ers introductory news conference. “He has made enough plays to be signed with a team and to make his money. He deserves his money. I would think he’s top-five Former Packers greats are desperate for their team to capitalize on a 26-year-old, especially in the wake of Morgan Burnett leaving Green Bay to sign with the Steelers., quality safety being available So far,T.J. Watt Vapor Untouchable Jersey, 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, alleging the owners have colluded to keep him off a roster.,Womens Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey, still unsigned after he spearheaded the knee-during-the-national-anthem campaign, has filed a grievance against the league Reid, who played with San Francisco from 2013-17, which was seeking a compromise with the league over players’ actions during the anthem., was perhaps Kaepernick’s first follower. He also may be the most devout, after he pulled himself out of the Players Coalition Maske talked to the league’s executive vice president, Troy Vinent, it seems like the NFL is interested in curbing those long replays that take catches away from players who probably deserve it., who said that the league will allow for some “slight movement” of the ball and will eliminate the required element of “going to the ground.” The competition committee can finalize its rules on Tuesday and then present them to the owners for approval next week. And in what is the most pleasant news for all sports fans to hear “We’ll go back to the old replay standard of reverse the call on the field only when it’s indisputable,” Vincent told Maske.
  8. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are among a handful of teams that plan to interview Chubb today.,North Carolina State is hosting its Pro Day today and according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio Erik Burkhardt,“Chubb’s agent, tells PFT that the former North Carolina State pass rusher will meet with five teams between Sunday night and Monday morning, in advance of his Pro Day workout in Raleigh. “All of the teams with whom Chubb will be meeting currently pick within the top seven of the first round.” the franchise are still in need of an explosive pass-rusher that has a knack for making plays and would provide an immediate upgrade to the franchise’s struggling defensive unit.,Though the Buccaneers have landed numerous new weapons through free agency that will surely aid the defense the franchise are still in need of an explosive pass-rusher that has a knack for making plays and would provide an immediate upgrade to the franchise’s struggling defensive unit.,Though the Buccaneers have landed numerous new weapons through free agency that will surely aid the defense there is a chance that Chubb will be off the board by the time the Bucs pick at No. 7. If not,Yes, then either guard Quenton Nelson or running back Saquon Barkley could be drafted by Tampa Bay. If Chubb is in fact on the board though, then you better believe the Bucs could jump at the chance of landing the dominant pass-rusher. Since the Bucs were plagued by injuries on defense and lost defensive end Noah Spence, who was one of the team’s most dangerous weapons, there were issues all season generating an effective pass rush and getting to the quarterback. 23 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in a dominant performance this past season. Throughout his time in college,Authentic Chad Kelly Jersey,The good news for Tampa Bay is Chubb had an incredibly successful campaign at North Carolina State last season and could help the Bucs struggling defense immensely. Chubb finished the year with 72 tackles, he accumulated 198 tackles,Womens Jake Butt Jersey, 25 sacks and 23 tackles for loss. things happen quickly. Apparently,In the NFL this time of the year,Womens Paxton Lynch Jersey, they can also be undone quickly, too. Just one hour after the Cleveland Browns announced they were terminating the contract of cornerback Jason McCourty Thursday – one of among 10 transactions they publicized – the team traded McCourty and a seventh-round draft pick in the 2018 draft to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round selection in 2018. That means McCourty will join his twin brother,Womens Adam Gotsis Jersey, safety Devin, who is a staple in the Patriot secondary. who agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans earlier this week as a free agent.,Authentic Shane Ray Jersey,This will be the first time the brothers will play on the same team since their college days at Rutgers. Jason presumably will help fill the void left by the departure of cornerback Malcolm Butler or those whom they lost to other teams.,Perhaps the Eagles' biggest move as free agency in the NFL officially began Wednesday afternoon wasn't about the players they signed or traded for it was re-signing one of their most important defensive players in linebacker Nigel Bradham.,Authentic Ty Sambrailo Jersey,Rather who was eligible for free agency,Bradham, signed a five-year contract Wednesday worth a reported $40 million, although the amount guaranteed was not known yet. who signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday,But the Eagles did lose cornerback Patrick Robinson, reportedly for four years and $20 million. Robinson was a key contributor in nickel and dime packages. The Eagles reportedly wanted to keep him, but not for the amount of money that the Saints gave him. 000.,Robinson signed a one-year deal with the Eagles last spring for $800 Bradham was a much higher priority among the team's 14 free agents. Bradham was the Eagles' top linebacker last season and he took over the signal calling on defense after middle linebacker Jordan Hicks suffered a season-ending torn Achilles on Oct. 23. Bradham, who signed a two-year deal, the Eagles found a way to keep him., $7 million deal with the Eagles in 2016, was eligible for free agency. It was expected that he would sign a lucrative deal elsewhere. Instead Bradham finished third on the Eagles' defense with 85 tackles and added one sack, one forced fumble, one sack and one pass defensed in three contests., one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and eight passes defensed in 15 regular-season games. In the playoffs,Womens Chad Kelly Jersey, Bradham had 12 tackles " the Eagles said in a statement. "Keeping him here was a priority of ours and we are looking forward to his future here in Philadelphia.”,"Nigel plays with tremendous energy and fire and has made a number of impact plays for us at the linebacker position By signing Bradham, the Eagles,Authentic Jake Butt Jersey, will retain all of their starters from their Super Bowl championship team. It's a remarkable feat for a team that was about $10 million over the NFL's salary cap as of last weekend., for now but it will be dispensed differently.,Authentic Paxton Lynch Jersey,The Eagles cleared that amount by releasing tight end Brent Celek on Tuesday with a $4 million cap savings and reportedly restructuring the contract of right tackle Lane Johnson for a $7 million cap savings. Johnson will still get his money who will count $7.6 million against the team's salary cap in 2018. That's an expensive number for a linebacker who will likely come off the field in nickel and dime situations for an extra defensive back or two. The Eagles were in their sub packages close to 70 percent of the time last season.,But Bradham's return could spur the Eagles to trade or release fellow linebacker Mychal Kendricks The Eagles announced all of those moves Wednesday afternoon. One reported move that they didn't announce was the signing of veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to a one-year deal. Ngata spent the previous three seasons with the Detroit Lions. Ngata spent his first nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. the Eagles lost tight end Trey Burton to the Chicago Bears and defensive tackle Beau Allen to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ,Authentic Adam Gotsis Jersey,In addition to Robinson The Eagles could move Jalen Mills to the nickel spot that Robinson held, assuming that Sidney Jones,Womens Shane Ray Jersey, is ready to play fulltime on the outside., the Eagles' 2017 second-round draft pick who tore his Achilles tendon and will have to either sign one in free agency or draft one. But Ngata should replace Allen as a backup defensive tackle. And Bennett will add depth at defensive end.,The Eagles have just one tight end returning in Zach Ertz The Eagles still have several other unrestricted free agents such as running backs LeGarrette Blount and Darren Sproles,Womens Ty Sambrailo Jersey, who will count $11 million against the salary cap. The Eagles will also try to trade him or restructure his contract., and defensive backs Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins. And they could possibly still release defensive end Vinny Curry
  9. Mathieu, was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday after refusing to take a pay cut.,Womens Chad Kelly Jersey, 25 the former all-pro becomes the latest part of a reworked defense looking to make a surge after ranking last in points allowed with 27.3 per game. The Texans also signed cornerback Aaron Colvin to a four-year deal worth $34 million.,In Houston Three-time defensive player of the year J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus also missed a majority of the year with knee injuries. and they don’t appear to be slowing down when it comes to adding depth to it any time soon.,The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have certainly spent the majority of free agency focusing on the team’s struggling defensive unit Okafor will meet with the Buccaneers and could potentially leave with a new deal. It also helps to know that Okafor developed a relationship with both Jason Licht and Tampa Bay’s new defensive line coach Brenton Buckner,Womens Jake Butt Jersey, Licht and Buckner already have an idea of what type of player he is and what he could bring to Mike Smith’s struggling defense., who both spent time with Okafor during their stint in Arizona together. So The thing that stands out the most about Okafor is how productive and consistent he has been with generating sacks. Throughout his five years in NFL thus far,Womens Adam Gotsis Jersey, he has managed to accumulate 18 sacks overall. Since the Bucs finished with a league-low 22 sacks last season, Okafor finished with 43 tackles and 4.5 sacks., Okafor could definitely provide a much-needed upgrade. In 2017 The New England Patriots bolstered their pass rush and backfield depth with the free agent signings of defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill on Saturday. The Patriots also announced the signing of veteran offensive tackle Matt Tobin. Clayborn, played the past three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and is coming off a career-high 9?-sack season in 2017. The seven-year veteran has 30 sacks over 81 games with Atlanta and Tampa Bay.,Womens Shane Ray Jersey, 29 tied for seventh-most in the NFL.,New England had 42 sacks in 2017 Hill,Womens Ty Sambrailo Jersey, 25, Hill played in only seven games in 2017 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury., is entering his fifth NFL season after spending his first four with the Cincinnati Bengals. A former second-round draft pick out of LSU Over his first three seasons,757 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns in 47 games., Hill had 2 Hill joins a Patriots backfield that includes James White, who was Hill’s teammate for three seasons in Cincinnati., Mike Gillislee and the recently re-signed Rex Burkhead New England lost last season’s leading rusher Dion Lewis to Tennessee in free agency. Tobin, spent last year with the Seattle Seahawks after playing his first four NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Iowa standout entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013., 27 The addition of Tobin adds depth to a Patriots offensive line that lost long-time starting left tackle Nate Solder to the New York Giants in free agency. One of the hot-button topics for the Oakland Raiders since the end of the 2017 season has been whether or not the team would keep veteran running back Marshawn Lynch. it seemed 50/50 at best that he'd be back with Raider Nation in 2018.,After a season in which Beast Mode got off to a slow start with the team and was also suspended for one game after making contact with an official But,Authentic Chad Kelly Jersey, then the sweeping coaching changes came and Jon Gruden took over as the new head coach. From there,Authentic Jake Butt Jersey, as there was always the chance that Gruden and the new coaching staff would want to bring in their own players.,Authentic Paxton Lynch Jersey, everything was even more in question Then on Thursday, the Raiders put pen to paper on a deal with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin,Womens Paxton Lynch Jersey, the addition of Martin apparently does not mean that Lynch will be leaving Oakland., which seemed to leave Lynch's status even more in doubt. Michael Silver reports As points out,Authentic Adam Gotsis Jersey, as he stated that the Raiders "have no plans to part ways" with Lynch.,Authentic Shane Ray Jersey, it's actually quite the opposite tallying 625 yards on 135 carries with five touchdowns over the final eight games.,The running back who's set to turn 32 years old this offseason did have a strong finish to last season It'll be interesting to watch what happens with Lynch over the next few weeks,Authentic Ty Sambrailo Jersey, then avoiding sending a $1 million farewell package would be a smart move., as he's due a roster bonus of $1 million on March 18. If the team is seriously considering parting ways with him so don't be surprised to see the Raiders add a running back in the 2018 NFL Draft as well.,Part of this could potentially come down to Gruden wanting to see his new running back more before making the final call. Martin also was signed by the team on just a one-year deal In his first three seasons in the league, Murphy has shown that he can generate a solid pass rush and record a hefty number of sacks as well. Since being drafted by the Redskins in the 2014 draft, but showed flashes of potential and a bright future in the league., Murphy has notched 15.5 sacks. He unfortunately missed out on all of last season with an injury Considering the fact that the Bucs finished dead last in the NFL last year with just 22 sacks, Murphy could definitely help the team immensely with notching sacks and disrupting offenses. However, his status has yet to be determined., there are two other teams who are also interested in landing him so the Bucs may or may not snag him in time. As of now neither of those moves worked out in Tampa Bay’s favor as both players under-performed and failed to live up to expectations.,The Bucs attempted to add some much-needed depth to the team’s defense last year when they signed Chris Baker in free agency last offseason and drafted Stevie Tu’ikolovatu. Unfortunately The Bucs will now hope to have much better luck this time around with Allen. The 6-foot-3, Allen could provide a much needed upgrade and help with the Bucs’ lack of production and consistency., 327 pound defensive stud is a dominant run stopper and could aid the Bucs struggling unit this year. The good news is especially when he suited up for the Eagles during their Super Bowl run.,Allen was originally a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He played in all 16 games during his rookie season with the Eagles and has flourished during his time in Philadelphia throughout his first three seasons in the league
  10. who was out of football from 2015-16 because of multiple performance-enhancing drug suspensions and a knee injury,Authentic Germain Ifedi Jersey, received an original-round tender from the Seattle Seahawks,The Miami Dolphins' third overall pick in 2013, who'll pay the 28-year-old pass rusher $1.9 million in 2018 after he finished his first season with the club with a bang. the former Oregon standout who managed just three sacks in 26 games in Miami, notched four sacks last season,Jordan, including one in each of his final three games with the Seahawks. who appeared in five games last season, a lot more as they start a new chapter on defense without stalwart pass rushers Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril and CB Richard Sherman,Now Seattle appears ready to lean on Jordan, among others. Jordan played roughly 12 percent of defensive snaps upon being activated from the Non Football Injury list in November following knee surgery. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound pass rusher showed enough of the unique bend and burst that compelled the Dolphins to move up nine spots in the draft for Jordan to convince Seattle he could be a part of its rebuild. but Jordan capitalizing on his would qualify as a monumental surprise after his NFL career appeared finished. Now the attention shifts to fellow second-chance DL and unrestricted free agent Sheldon Richardson,Pete Carroll and John Schneider are no strangers to offering second chances, Womens Tyler Lockett Jersey,whom they acquired in exchange for a second-rounder and WR Jermaine Kearse last fall after he wore out his welcome during a turbulent four seasons with the New York Jets. Carroll praised Richardson at the combine and explained that his effect on the 'D' extended beyond the stat line, where the former first-rounder stacked only one sack and three tackles for loss while playing more snaps than all Seattle D-lineman besides Bennett and Frank Clark. along with Ndamukong Suh free agency's top remaining defensive linemen, would give Seattle an explosive, imposing and, yes,Re-signing Richardson, volatile set of former first-rounders to potentially build around. That would come in handy, too, with 2017 second-rounder Malik McDowell's NFL future in doubt after a lost rookie season and Seattle having traded both of its Day 2 picks in separate deals to acquire Richardson and LT Duane Brown. they've opted not to tender Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls,Authentic Arthur Brown Jersey, both of whom hit the open market. Neither is a major surprise,In other Seahawks'news, though Davis did show something down the stretch in Seattle's unit backfield. 32,Authentic Arthur Brown Jersey, spent five seasons with the Patriots, compiling 230 catches for 2,Amendola,Authentic Tyler Lockett Jersey, he’s compiled more than 4,383 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his 9-year career,Womens Germain Ifedi Jersey,100 yards and 19 touchdowns. Amendola was also instrumental on special teams as a kick returner for the team. Some of Amendola’s best moments came in the postseason. He was instrumental in the team’s come-from-behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Championship game earlier this year, scoring twice after Rob Gronkowski was forced to exit the game. NFL rumors are indicating that Ndamukong Suh will be the next player to potentially leave the roster. Landry was traded to the Cleveland Browns, a team that has been quite active in the offseason. A recent article indicated that Suh is expected to receive his release from the Dolphins by midweek,Womens Jarran Reed Jersey, leaving him available for other teams to acquire. Among the potential landing spots could be the Detroit Lions,Now that the Miami Dolphins have traded Jarvis Landry, and Los Angeles Rams,Authentic C.J. Prosise Jersey, Seattle Seahawks, among others. which could occur on Wednesday. Suh spent the first five seasons of his career as a member of the Detroit Lions before signing with Miami in 2015 for a lucrative deal. Suh’s deal, which was a $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed, made him the highest paid defensive player at the time. His payout even surpassed that of fellow NFL defensive star JJ Watt of the Houston Texans. The star defensive tackle has racked up 407 combined tackles, 50.5 sacks,The recent report mentions that journalist Jeff Darlington first relayed the news of the potential release, an interception, and a few fumble recoveries in his career, which has earned him five Pro Bowl appearances. It's a stunning development, as most analysts assumed Amendola would return for another season in New England if he elected to keep playing. Amendola put together the best three-game stretch of his career during the playoffs,Authentic Jarran Reed Jersey,At age 32, catching 26 passes for 348 yards. Amendola has been with the Pats since 2013. After battling injuries early in his tenure in New England, Amendola developed into one of the most clutch players in franchise history. The Dolphins traded slot receiver Jarvis Landry to the Browns this past week. The team is also reportedly signing Chiefs slot receiver Albert Wilson. the ex-Patriots receiver whose late touchdown catches against Jacksonville put New England in the Super Bowl a few months back,Danny Amendola, is expected to sign with the Dolphins. 32,NFL Network first reported that Amendola, is headed to Miami on a two-year deal that could be worth as much as $12 million. The Miami Herald has since confirmed that Amendola is expected to sign with the Dolphins. Contracts are not official until 4 p.m. Wednesday, he would become the second receiver to sign with the Dolphins this offseason. News broke earlier in the day that Chiefs wideout Albert Wilson was heading to Miami on a three-year,Womens Arthur Brown Jersey, but if the deal indeed goes through, $24 million deal. Amendola was undrafted out of college (Texas Tech). But after a slow start to his career,Like Wilson,Womens Arthur Brown Jersey, he caught on with the Rams and then later the Patriots. He became one of Tom Brady’s most dependable targets after Julian Edelman was lost for the season with a knee injury. the Dolphins suddenly have a logjam at receiver. Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker were expected to start,And so, and Jakeem Grant proved he had big-play ability in the second half of the season. Leonte Carroo seems to be the odd man out. Between Wilson and Amendola,Womens C.J. Prosise Jersey, the Dolphins essentially saved the money they would have spent on one slot receiver (Jarvis Landry) and instead got two of them. The team traded Landry to Cleveland for a 2018 fourth-round pick and a seventh-rounder in 2019.
  11. Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves for his fifth career shutout and Nicklas Backstrom scored late in the second period to help the Washington Capitals salvage the final game of their California swing with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. pending the Penguins' game in Toronto.,Washington was outscored 7-1 in losses to Anaheim and Los Angeles to open the trip before a narrow win in San Jose moved the Capitals one point ahead of Pittsburgh for first place in the Metropolitan Division Alex Ovechkin,Authentic Brent Burns jersey, was held scoreless for the third straight game. Marc-Edouard Vlasic thwarted one chance for Ovechkin to get goal No. 599 with a strong back check and goalie Martin Jones robbed Ovechkin on a partial breakaway midway through the third period to keep San Jose's deficit at 1-0., two goals short of 600 for Washington Lars Eller's empty-net goal sealed the win for the Capitals. falling to 1 for 32 with the man advantage over the past 14 games.,The Sharks were unable to get anything past Grubauer and fell to 3-2 on their six-game homestand. San Jose failed on two power-play chances Jones made 24 saves for the Sharks but couldn't stop Backstrom's one-timer late in the second period after Washington appeared to enter the zone offside. and the goal stood.,Authentic Alex Pietrangelo jersey,Brett Connolly found Backstrom alone in the faceoff circle and he beat Jones high to the glove side for his 17th goal of the season. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer didn't challenge for offside The Sharks controlled play for much of the first period but were unable to turn that into goals as Timo Meier hit the post during a power play on San Jose's best opportunity. Tomas Hertl also hit the post on the power play in the second period as San Jose failed to take advantage of two penalties by Tom Wilson. outshooting the Sharks 12-3. That heavy pressure finally paid off late in the period with Backstrom's goal.,The Capitals took over in the second and now current Buffalo Sabres teammates,Authentic Vladimir Tarasenko jersey,When the trade with the San Jose Sharks went down an hour before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline, Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues.,Authentic Jake Allen jersey, Danny O'Regan said the first people he heard from were some family members. The next two to text: Former Boston University linemates "They're both good friends and I knew they'd make me feel right at home since I got here, too. So I talked to those guys and they were excited. And I was just as excited to be here."," O'Regan said today after getting the call to join the Sabres from the Rochester Amerks. "They've been great so far. ... Jack called right away and Rodrigues is still out with what's believed to be rib issues. Seth Griffith is returning to the lineup and O'Regan will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday night's game against the Calgary Flames in KeyBank Center.,Authentic Carter Hutton jersey,The Sabres needed an extra forward after Kyle Criscuolo suffered a shoulder injury Monday against Toronto " coach Phil Housley said after the morning skate. "He's just a really good solid prospect for us and he's going to get an opportunity.","I could see him getting some games in the future here Buffalo's top rental at the deadline. The Sabres also received two conditional draft picks.,O'Regan knows there will be a lot of attention focused on his game because he's the lone current player acquired for Kane compete,"I try not to put that pressure on myself but I know because I'm part of the Evander Kane trade – it's not like it was a 1-for-1 deal – I definitely want to show the organization I can play hockey," he said. "I'm going to try to do my best, play fast and create some offense.", work hard O'Regan was the AHL Rookie of the Year last season after collecting 23 goals and 58 points for the San Jose Barracuda. He scored twice in his three games in Rochester after not registering a goal in 19 games with the Sharks. " he said. "I loved playing in San Jose. They're a great organization but I was really excited to start here. This organization has been just great so far. Rochester was a great week for me to get settled and get used to some of the systems how they want to play around here.,"I was definitely surprised at the time of the trade. I wasn't really expecting it "I thought it was a good team. I liked the way they play. They play hard, creating a lot of offense so it's a fun system to be in.", play fast. A lot of good guys in the room. It's hard hockey but he won't be in the lineup when they host Calgary on Wednesday night in KeyBank Center.,The team recalled O'Regan from Rochester on Wednesday morning The Sabres acquired O'Regan from San Jose at the Feb. 26 trade deadline as part of the deal for Evander Kane. O'Regan reported to Rochester and has two goals in three games with the Amerks. O'Regan has proved he can produce in the American Hockey League. The winger has 32 goals and 85 points in 97 games during his two professional seasons. He was the AHL Rookie of the Year last season. The 24-year-old is looking to find his groove in the NHL. He appeared in 22 games for the Sharks, and all four assists came during his 19 games this year., recording one goal and four assists. The goal came last season O'Regan played collegiately at Boston University and was on the same line as Sabres forwards Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues in 2014-15. Injuries to both players helped prompt the recall. leaving Monday's victory over Toronto,Rodrigues suffered an upper-body injury last week, so Buffalo was in need of a forward., leading to the summoning of Kyle Criscuolo from Rochester. He also suffered an upper-body injury Nielsen had concussion symptoms, and must pass the tests along the way before he’s ready to play again., so he’s been going through the protocol for one of the NHL’s most durable players,So to get back on the ice, was very rewarding., be part of the team again but I’ve had a couple where I’ve been out longer and it’s really tough. When you’re not around the guys,adidas Martin Jones jersey,“It’s never fun,” said Nielsen of being hurt,adidas Brent Burns jersey, you don’t really feel part of the team., and away from his teammates. “This was quick “This was hopefully, and I’ll be good to go to on the (West Coast) trip and be with them.”,adidas Alex Pietrangelo jersey, just a quick one high,Nielsen wasn’t feeling as good after being hit by Backes,adidas Vladimir Tarasenko jersey, with Nielsen’s head absorbing much of the impact. Backes was given a three-game suspension by the NHL for the hit., who nailed Nielsen near the boards “It didn’t look good” said Nielsen of the collision. “But he plays a physical game and I have no reason to believe he tried to hit my head like that. He plays a hard game and unfortunately he caught me the way he did. “It happens sometimes.” Nielsen had a “little bit of a headache” but never experienced other concussion symptoms such as sensitivity to light or dizziness. ” Nielsen said. “I can remember everything,“I’ve been OK,adidas Jake Allen jersey, but we played it a little bit safe, I haven’t had any memory loss.”,adidas Carter Hutton jersey, just make sure there was nothing possibly,Nielsen took part in some drills Sunday, Monday in San Jose for the morning skate., but will be kept away from any battle drills until ” Nielsen said. “Sometimes when you have a lot of traffic in front of your eyes and stuff is going on,“I went in (Saturday) with Piet (trainer Piet Van Zant) and had a good workout, it went well, you can feel it., so he said let’s skate (Sunday) and see how that feels “But it felt good again. I definitely hope I can play on this trip.” as the Red Wings complete what will be a rigorous stretch of 10 of 11 games on the road.,There certainly will be opportunities took a day off,The Red Wings began this road stretch Friday in Columbus, then practiced Sunday before heading to the airport., but returned home it can make the travel more of a grind.,This has been a rugged part of the schedule – everyone knew it would be when the schedule first came out – and with the playoffs unlikely “Nobody is going to be perfect,” Blashill said. “Our job is to push for perfection and when you’re pushing for it you have that understanding that you’ll probably never going to reach it but you get to that highest level along the way., that’s the reality “Our guys have done a good job of that. We have real good leadership in here and young guys who want to get better and keep working.” Playing against teams who are all in the playoff hunt, should make for intense games., and desperately need wins we need to get points,“It’s great that we’re going to play against some teams that are in a mode where there’s a high level of urgency, so let’s make sure to go out there and make sure our urgency level is high.”,Authentic Martin Jones jersey,” Blashill said. “They need to get points
  12. There wasn’t a wild celebration when Sharks forward Mikkel Boedker scored a power play goal late in the third period of Thursday’s game with the St. Louis Blues. Instead, he flashed more of a wry, as Boedker skated to the bench seconds after he ended the Sharks’ longest-ever power play drought, knowing smile. Boedker’s goal with the man advantage with 7:48 to go in regulation time was also the game-winner, as the Sharks earned a workmanlike 2-0 win over the Blues for their third victory in four games. There wasn’t a wild celebration when Sharks forward Mikkel Boedker scored a power play goal late in the third period of Thursday’s game with the St. Louis Blues. Instead, he flashed more of a wry, as Boedker skated to the bench seconds after he ended the Sharks’ longest-ever power play drought, knowing smile. Boedker’s goal with the man advantage with 7:48 to go in regulation time was also the game-winner, as the Sharks earned a workmanlike 2-0 win over the Blues for their third victory in four games. Starting with Wednesday’s practice, Brent Burns, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer moved Kevin Labanc to the top unit with Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane. The second unit had Hertl, Boedker, Donskoi, Timo Meier and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. “It’s nice to get the streak out of the way,” DeBoer said of the power play drought. “I thought we had a couple real good looks earlier in the first. I felt confident that it was going to come. I didn’t feel it was irreparably broken at any point during the streak, but it’s nice to get one.” Thursday’s game represented another opportunity for the Sharks on their homestand to solidify their playoff footing against a team that’s been struggling of late. The Blues entered the game with just one win in their last nine games. They entered Feb. 11 alone in third place in the Central Division with 71 points, and came into Thursday in sixth place with 75 points, still just two points back of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. The Sharks started their homestand with lopsided wins over also-rans Edmonton and Chicago to get to 79 points, and are coming off of a 4-2 loss to Columbus on Sunday. “It wasn’t an easy game,” DeBoer said. “I thought St. Louis battled hard. (Blues goalie Jake Allen) made some big saves. What I liked was our resiliency. We stuck with it, didn’t try to force it and knew that if we stayed with it long enough that it would come and eventually we were rewarded.” The Sharks had one opportunity with the man advantage in the first two periods Thursday,adidas Kris Letang jersey, and managed two shots on goal with Blues defenseman Vince Dunn in the penalty box for hooking early in the second period. Boedker may have had the Sharks’ best chance to score in the second period. With the teams at even strength, a loose puck came out to him right in front of the Blues’ crease, but he wasn’t able to get a decent shot away. A rebound try by Hertl was stopped . and it kind of scooted just left of the net,adidas Jake Guentzel jersey,“I didn’t see it come out until the last second, when you get those, you just have to make sure you finish.”,” Boedker said. “So,adidas Matt Murray jersey, you think the puck is coming my way tonight and you just have to stick with it. When the chance like the one on the power play came along Forward Melker Karlsson was scratched from Thursday’s game. Karlsson did not practice either Tuesday or Wednesday. Marcus Sorensen took Karlsson’s spot on the fourth line alongside center Eric Fehr and winger Barclay Goodrow. so the Blues signed Palo Alto native Ben Wexler to serve as the emergency backup goalie. Wexler,Carter Hutton suffered a neck injury Thursday morning, played three years for the University of Illinois from 2014-2017. The Blues also recalled goaltender Ville Husso from the San Antonio Rampage of the under emergency conditions,adidas Joe Pavelski jersey, Wexler was brought in., 23, but Husso was not able to get to Thursday’s game in time. Hence Jonathan Cheechoo has retired from hockey after playing seven NHL seasons and finishing with four years in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Cheechoo announced his retirement through the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. He played six seasons with the Sharks, including 2005-06 when he won the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league with 56 goals. Cheechoo,Authentic Joe Thornton jersey, is a member of the Cree First Nations and grew up more than 500 miles north of Toronto in Moose Factory, 37, Ontario. He played 501 regular-season and 59 playoff games with the Sharks and Ottawa Senators. He had 170 goals and 135 assists for 305 points in his career and will be recognized by the Sharks on March 24 when they host the Calgary Flames. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a news release that Cheechoo "completed a remarkable journey from one of North America's remote locations to an elite National Hockey League player." Cheechoo retires eighth on San Jose's career scoring list and sixth in goals. His nine hat tricks are still the most in franchise history. "Actually, and we were like, I remember," Ovechkin told The Washington Post in 2016. "One of my teammates back then wear the hat with a shark, so I have a hat, ‘What is it?' Because we don't know the team. He said it's the team over in San Jose, it's fun story, I have a hoodie and like a jacket. Ulf Dahlen, my dad gave me a jersey of Ulf Dahlen. It was on my wall. That was kind of fun." The jersey's still sits on the wall in his family's country home, Ovechkin's experience watching the NHL was largely limited to store-bought highlight tapes. He idolized players like Sergei Fedorov and Mario Lemieux, according to The Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan. Growing up in Russia, but he told Graham Bensinger in a 2015 interview that he had a special affinity for a former Sharks captain. my favorite player was Owen Nolan,"Of course," Ovechkin said. "He was physical, and he was a great leader.", who played in San Jose, he can score goals arguably the best power forward of the modern era and one of the best goal-scorers of all time,That sure sounds the way Ovechkin, hitting the 40-goal mark for the ninth time in his career, plays. The 32-year-old is in the midst of a renaissance season,Authentic Kris Letang jersey, tied for the fourth-most all-time. Ovechkin is nearing another major milestone, sitting just two goals shy of becoming the 20th player in league history to score 600 goals. With four more, he can pass Jari Kurri for 19th all-time. He'll have his latest shot at history in his 10th trip to San Jose Saturday afternoon,Authentic Jake Guentzel jersey, when his Capitals wrap up a three-game, California road trip against his favorite NHL team from childhood. Expecting him to pass Kurri in the matinee would be a stretch, but the former is certainly possible against the NHL team he grew up rooting for. He's been fairly prolific against the Sharks (eight goals in 17 games),Authentic Matt Murray jersey, and scored in his last game against San Jose on Dec. 4. as well as the Capitals,But the Sharks have largely limited Ovechkin, none in his last five trips,Authentic Joe Pavelski jersey, in his previous nine appearances Center. He's only scored two goals there,adidas Patrick Marleau jersey, while San Jose's not lost to Washington at home in regulation since 1993. and the good news for Ovechkin's pursuit of history,The bad news for the Sharks, compared to a career average of 12.4 percent on 4825 shots. Ovechkin's also recorded multiple shots on goal in each of those games,Authentic Patrick Marleau jersey, is that he may be due. He's only scored on about six percent of his 33 shots, and it's difficult to imagine him remaining out of the goal column Whether he scores twice against the Sharks or not on Saturday, but there would be something fitting about Ovechkin reaching it against his boyhood NHL team, Ovechkin's surely going to reach the 600-goal mark this season.adidas Joe Thornton jersey, The milestone's special enough on its own, and in the building where his favorite player dazzled fans for parts of seven seasons.
  13. There wasn’t a wild celebration when Sharks forward Mikkel Boedker scored a power play goal late in the third period of Thursday’s game with the St. Louis Blues. Instead, he flashed more of a wry, as Boedker skated to the bench seconds after he ended the Sharks’ longest-ever power play drought, knowing smile. Boedker’s goal with the man advantage with 7:48 to go in regulation time was also the game-winner, as the Sharks earned a workmanlike 2-0 win over the Blues for their third victory in four games. There wasn’t a wild celebration when Sharks forward Mikkel Boedker scored a power play goal late in the third period of Thursday’s game with the St. Louis Blues. Instead, he flashed more of a wry, as Boedker skated to the bench seconds after he ended the Sharks’ longest-ever power play drought, knowing smile. Boedker’s goal with the man advantage with 7:48 to go in regulation time was also the game-winner, as the Sharks earned a workmanlike 2-0 win over the Blues for their third victory in four games. Starting with Wednesday’s practice, Brent Burns, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer moved Kevin Labanc to the top unit with Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane. The second unit had Hertl, Boedker, Donskoi, Timo Meier and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. “It’s nice to get the streak out of the way,” DeBoer said of the power play drought. “I thought we had a couple real good looks earlier in the first. I felt confident that it was going to come. I didn’t feel it was irreparably broken at any point during the streak, but it’s nice to get one.” Thursday’s game represented another opportunity for the Sharks on their homestand to solidify their playoff footing against a team that’s been struggling of late. The Blues entered the game with just one win in their last nine games. They entered Feb. 11 alone in third place in the Central Division with 71 points, and came into Thursday in sixth place with 75 points, still just two points back of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. The Sharks started their homestand with lopsided wins over also-rans Edmonton and Chicago to get to 79 points, and are coming off of a 4-2 loss to Columbus on Sunday. “It wasn’t an easy game,” DeBoer said. “I thought St. Louis battled hard. (Blues goalie Jake Allen) made some big saves. What I liked was our resiliency. We stuck with it, didn’t try to force it and knew that if we stayed with it long enough that it would come and eventually we were rewarded.” The Sharks had one opportunity with the man advantage in the first two periods Thursday,adidas Kris Letang jersey, and managed two shots on goal with Blues defenseman Vince Dunn in the penalty box for hooking early in the second period. Boedker may have had the Sharks’ best chance to score in the second period. With the teams at even strength, a loose puck came out to him right in front of the Blues’ crease, but he wasn’t able to get a decent shot away. A rebound try by Hertl was stopped . and it kind of scooted just left of the net,adidas Jake Guentzel jersey,“I didn’t see it come out until the last second, when you get those, you just have to make sure you finish.”,” Boedker said. “So,adidas Matt Murray jersey, you think the puck is coming my way tonight and you just have to stick with it. When the chance like the one on the power play came along Forward Melker Karlsson was scratched from Thursday’s game. Karlsson did not practice either Tuesday or Wednesday. Marcus Sorensen took Karlsson’s spot on the fourth line alongside center Eric Fehr and winger Barclay Goodrow. so the Blues signed Palo Alto native Ben Wexler to serve as the emergency backup goalie. Wexler,Carter Hutton suffered a neck injury Thursday morning, played three years for the University of Illinois from 2014-2017. The Blues also recalled goaltender Ville Husso from the San Antonio Rampage of the under emergency conditions,adidas Joe Pavelski jersey, Wexler was brought in., 23, but Husso was not able to get to Thursday’s game in time. Hence Jonathan Cheechoo has retired from hockey after playing seven NHL seasons and finishing with four years in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Cheechoo announced his retirement through the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. He played six seasons with the Sharks, including 2005-06 when he won the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league with 56 goals. Cheechoo,Authentic Joe Thornton jersey, is a member of the Cree First Nations and grew up more than 500 miles north of Toronto in Moose Factory, 37, Ontario. He played 501 regular-season and 59 playoff games with the Sharks and Ottawa Senators. He had 170 goals and 135 assists for 305 points in his career and will be recognized by the Sharks on March 24 when they host the Calgary Flames. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a news release that Cheechoo "completed a remarkable journey from one of North America's remote locations to an elite National Hockey League player." Cheechoo retires eighth on San Jose's career scoring list and sixth in goals. His nine hat tricks are still the most in franchise history. "Actually, and we were like, I remember," Ovechkin told The Washington Post in 2016. "One of my teammates back then wear the hat with a shark, so I have a hat, ‘What is it?' Because we don't know the team. He said it's the team over in San Jose, it's fun story, I have a hoodie and like a jacket. Ulf Dahlen, my dad gave me a jersey of Ulf Dahlen. It was on my wall. That was kind of fun." The jersey's still sits on the wall in his family's country home, Ovechkin's experience watching the NHL was largely limited to store-bought highlight tapes. He idolized players like Sergei Fedorov and Mario Lemieux, according to The Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan. Growing up in Russia, but he told Graham Bensinger in a 2015 interview that he had a special affinity for a former Sharks captain. my favorite player was Owen Nolan,"Of course," Ovechkin said. "He was physical, and he was a great leader.", who played in San Jose, he can score goals arguably the best power forward of the modern era and one of the best goal-scorers of all time,That sure sounds the way Ovechkin, hitting the 40-goal mark for the ninth time in his career, plays. The 32-year-old is in the midst of a renaissance season,Authentic Kris Letang jersey, tied for the fourth-most all-time. Ovechkin is nearing another major milestone, sitting just two goals shy of becoming the 20th player in league history to score 600 goals. With four more, he can pass Jari Kurri for 19th all-time. He'll have his latest shot at history in his 10th trip to San Jose Saturday afternoon,Authentic Jake Guentzel jersey, when his Capitals wrap up a three-game, California road trip against his favorite NHL team from childhood. Expecting him to pass Kurri in the matinee would be a stretch, but the former is certainly possible against the NHL team he grew up rooting for. He's been fairly prolific against the Sharks (eight goals in 17 games),Authentic Matt Murray jersey, and scored in his last game against San Jose on Dec. 4. as well as the Capitals,But the Sharks have largely limited Ovechkin, none in his last five trips,Authentic Joe Pavelski jersey, in his previous nine appearances Center. He's only scored two goals there,adidas Patrick Marleau jersey, while San Jose's not lost to Washington at home in regulation since 1993. and the good news for Ovechkin's pursuit of history,The bad news for the Sharks, compared to a career average of 12.4 percent on 4825 shots. Ovechkin's also recorded multiple shots on goal in each of those games,Authentic Patrick Marleau jersey, is that he may be due. He's only scored on about six percent of his 33 shots, and it's difficult to imagine him remaining out of the goal column Whether he scores twice against the Sharks or not on Saturday, but there would be something fitting about Ovechkin reaching it against his boyhood NHL team, Ovechkin's surely going to reach the 600-goal mark this season.adidas Joe Thornton jersey, The milestone's special enough on its own, and in the building where his favorite player dazzled fans for parts of seven seasons.
  14. Sometimes a player can have numbers that show two completely opposite sides of the same argument, so it’s important to understand the context behind the numbers when evaluating potential targets for the Chicago Bears. Any discussion about Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is bound to have his stats at the forefront. The 25-year-old Pro Bowler set an NFL record with 400 catches over his first four seasons, leading the league with 112 receptions in 2017. His numbers show an uber-productive wide receiver, so it’s easy to connect the dots to the Bears when Landry is reportedly on the trade block. Former NFL player and Harvard-Westlake alumnus Jonathan Martin was taken into custody Friday in connection with an Instagram post that displayed a shotgun and referenced the Los Angeles school by name, a source told the Los Angeles Times. A picture of the weapon with the words Harvard Westlake written across the barrel triggered the school's closure on Friday. which referenced revenge and suicide as the only options for a victim of bullying, was posted to a verified Instagram account belonging to Martin,The image, the former Miami Dolphins' offensive lineman who accused teammates of bullying in 2013. The post on Martin's page led Harvard-Westlake officials to close the school's campuses in Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Crest, the sources said. The sources spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case with the media. A Los Angeles police spokesman declined to comment on the specific post that triggered the incident. In a message sent to students Friday morning, school officials said they were made aware of a "disturbing social media post that mentioned Harvard-Westlake by name" late Thursday night. and staff is always our primary concern. So,"The safety of our students, out of an abundance of caution, we made the decision to close school today," the email read. "The school's private security team is working with the Los Angeles Police Department, faculty, which is present on both campuses. With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community." Former Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin was detained by police after a threatening social media post forced his alma mater high school to close down Friday afternoon, multiple outlets reported. in Los Angeles suburbs Studio City and Beverly Crest,A pair of Harvard-Westlake High School campuses, were closed Friday after a threat made on social media.Martin was detained because of the post. "The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing," the Los Angeles Police Department announced in a statement. read "When you're a bully victim & a coward, posted to an Instagram account believed to belong to Martin, your options are suicide,The threat in question, or revenge." The post also included an image of a shotgun and shells,Authentic Shelby Harris Jersey, with four social media accounts tagged and hashtags for Harvard-Westlake and the Miami Dolphins. Among the four names tagged were former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey. Incognito and Pouncey were accused by Martin of bullying following incidents in 2013. Incognito was suspended by the team for three months after Martin left the club midway through the 2013 season. Police Sgt. Frank Albarran told the Los Angeles Daily News that the post which led to the closure included wording and imagery similar to the one on the Instagram post, though Albarran did not name the person taken into custody. Martin, citing a back injury that would have held him out of the 2015 season.,Authentic Shaquil Barrett Jersey, Martin was claimed by the Carolina Panthers. He retired four months later, 28, Martin was traded by Miami to San Francisco. His one season with the 49ers, attended Harvard-Westlake before going on to Stanford. The Dolphins selected Martin in the second round in 2012. After two seasons in Miami,Authentic Menelik Watson Jersey, 2014, was his last in the NFL. After being waived by San Francisco in March of 2015 The former offensive lineman showed a picture of a shotgun and shells with a caption that reads, "when you're a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge." it has been verified by the Instagram team. The post comes a week after the shooting at a high school in Florida and law enforcement thought it best to close both campuses to be on the safe side.,Womens Ronald Leary Jersey,Martin tagged former teammates in the post, including Incognito, as well as his former high school Harvard-Westlake. Although his Instagram is private The Miami Dolphins kicked off NFL franchise-tag season Tuesday by slapping what's believed to be the non-exclusive tag on slot WR Jarvis Landry, which would pay him slightly more than $16 million in 2018 should he play on the one-year tender. 157 yards from scrimmage.,Authentic Jamaal Charles Jersey,Landry, whose baseline is likely in the neighborhood of at least $30 million guaranteed. There's no question Landry deserves a big raise after setting the NFL record for receptions by a receiver in his first four seasons (400), a second-round pick in 2014 who earned $3.5 million on his rookie deal, will receive a monster raise under the tag or a new multi-year contract, along with amassing 24 total touchdowns and 4 Landry is also arguably Miami's most consistent player and inarguably one of their top competitors, the offense's emotional leader who plays every snap like it's his last. But his 10.1-yard career catch average and lack of speed (4.77 40-yard dash) limits Landry to playing inside and complicates his bid to become one of the game's highest-paid wideouts over the long haul. especially ahead of a deep WR draft that should offer some similar prospects to a player who was the 63rd overall pick four years ago.,That the Dolphins reportedly used the non-exclusive tag on Landry signals he could be available via trade, but there's no way another club is parting with multiple first-rounders for a slot receiver, however prolific, and then handing the 25-year-old the lucrative deal he's seeking. That would be bad business Indeed, Landry seems to be worth more to Miami than he is to most other clubs. With DeVante Parker yet to fulfill his promise entering a potential contract year and plenty of other uncertainty on offense with Ryan Tannehill returning from injury and other changes expected up front, Miami ultimately decided it isn't getting better in 2018 without Landry locked up. Davis had visited the Bills and four other NFL teams: the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. His signing would seemingly make it unlikely that the Bills would retain cornerback E.J. Gaines, who is due to become a free agent next month. Gaines joined the Bills last August as part of the trade that sent wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams. He started 11 games opposite rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White, who started 16. Gaines played well enough that he likely would attract some attention in the open market. Leonard Johnson, another Bills cornerback who played on a one-year contract last season, started seven games last season. He presumably wouldn't be quite as in demand as a free agent. The Indianapolis Colts released Davis, 29, last November after he elected to have season-ending groin surgery. That was apparently against the Colts' wishes; he reportedly has been cleared to return to football activities. Davis,Womens Matt Paradis Jersey, who entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2009, spent the past six years with the Colts. He played in only five games last season before having a falling out with the team over his injury, which originally occurred in the preseason. Davis missed the first three games of the regular season,Womens Shelby Harris Jersey, then returned to start five games in October. The situation reached critical mass when the Colts left Davis home for a Nov. 5 game at Houston.Womens Menelik Watson Jersey, Coach Chuck Pagano, who since has been fired and replaced by former Bills quarterback Frank Reich, announced that the decision was not injury related. Davis,Womens Shaquil Barrett Jersey, 29,Authentic Ronald Leary Jersey, was released by the Indianapolis Colts last November after complaining about his benching by then-coach Chuck Pagano. He also required groin surgery and spent the rest of the year unsigned as he recovered. and Cleveland Browns.,A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Davis also visited the Miami Dolphins,Authentic Domata Peko Jersey, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers while fellow starter E.J. Gaines is set to become a free agent.,In Buffalo,Womens Domata Peko Jersey, he joins a secondary that gave up just 14 passing touchdowns in 2017, the second-lowest total in the league despite ranking 20th overall in yards allowed (231 yards per game). Cornerback Tre'Davious White finished as the runner-up in rookie of the year voting
  15. especially with the many veterans that contributed to the Super Bowl championship. ,The Philadelphia Eagles will have some decisions coming up on their 53-man roster in the coming weeks (some of which they already made). Philadelphia will have some turnover on their 53-man roster One of those veterans is safety Corey Graham, 247Sports looks at the next five players in alphabetical order (Corey Graham to Jordan Hicks) on the Eagles roster. "Stay or Go" revolves around which players will be on the 53-man roster in 2018. , who will be a free agent in March. These are the tough decisions the Eagles have to make on their 53-man roster. In Part 7 of our "Stay or Go" series filling in as a valuable No. 3 safety behind Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod. He was exactly what the Eagles needed after signing in August,Graham was one of the most underrated players on the Eagles roster this season, having 32 tackles, and two interceptions. He also made the fourth-down stop at he six-yard line to preserve the Eagles' Week 15 win over the Giants. The Eagles can easily make the case to bring Graham back based on his production in 35.63 percent of the snaps, four pass deflections, but they do need to get younger and are $6.1 million over in salary cap space. Graham will be 33 in 2018 and signing him at $1.8 million (his 2017 salary) may be too much for the Eagles. Greene originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in May 2016 out of San Diego State and spent the entire season on the practice squad. Greene was on the Eagles roster throughout training camp this year, but was cut from the team on Sept. 2. He resigned to the practice squad back in December. The Eagles gave Greene a high undrafted free agent signing bonus back in 2016, but he hasn't been able to find a spot on the Eagles roster. Greene will need a standout performance this offseason to have a shot at cracking the 53-man roster this year, but the Eagles seem set with just eight offensive linemen (all under contract). leading the team by playing 75.22 percent of the special teams snaps. He played all 16 games, Grugier-Hill also was the backup kicker when Jake Elliott went down (kicked a touchback), finishing with nine tackles and a forced fumble. Grungier-Hill only makes $630,000 in 2018, a bargain for his production on special teams. He could be in for an expended role at linebacker,Womens Caleb Sturgis Jersey,Grugier-Hill continues to be on elf the most valuable special teams players on the Eagles, with the ability to play the SAM and WILL> Remember, and played a few snaps at safety. having 28 tackles and a fumble recovery in seven games before rupturing his Achilles and ending his year. When Hicks is on the field, he's extremely productive. In his first 24 career games,Womens Lane Johnson Jersey, someone will pay him starting linebacker money. Hopefully, Hicks had 100 career tackles with 14 pass deflections, seven interceptions, four fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He's just the fifth player in NFL history to put up those numbers through the first two years of his career and the first linebacker to accomplish the feat. In Hicks' only full season (2016),Womens Zach Ertz Jersey, he finished with 86 tackles,Hicks has one year remaining on his rookie year, entering a "prove it" year after having a season-ending injury in two of the last three seasons. The Eagles middle linebacker rebounded from a slow start to the season, five interceptions, 11 pass deflections as opposing quarterbacks had just a 53.7 passer rating when the ball was thrown in this direction. That's what the Eagles get out of Hicks when he's healthy (key word is when). If Hicks is healthy in 2018 and puts up those numbers,Womens Mychal Kendricks Jersey, it's the Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles have some work to do to get under the salary cap, currently sitting $6.1 million over the projected $178 million cap threshold. Philadelphia will have to release or rework contracts with multiple players in order to resign other players and make moves in free agency. Many players are on the roster bubble for the Eagles because of their contracts an the amount of salary cap space freed up from their potential removal from the roster. Here are five players on the Eagles that are the top candidates on the chopping block. who is heading into the second year of a team friendly five-year deal...but Philadelphia can save salary cap space but cutting his contract. The Eagles would save $1.95 million in cap space by releasing Long, and four forced fumbles. Again, who will be 33 next season. Long was extremely productive in 2017,Womens Vinny Curry Jersey, having 28 tackles,Highly unlikely the Eagles part ways with Long, five sacks, highly unlikely the Eagles cut him. before giving him the punting job over Cameron Johnston. Philadelphia brought Johnston back in a futures deal in January, giving him another shot to unseat Jones. The Eagles will have to rework Jones' deal,The Eagles almost parted ways with the 37-year old Jones in 2017, as they will save $1.625 million if they cut him. While Jones averaged 45.3 yards per punt and had five touchbacks, the Eagles are paying Jones way too much for a punter ($1.875 million). even if the three sacks don't indicate he did. Curry had 47 pressures on the year (fourth on the team), Curry's days with the Eagles seem to be numbered. Curry can return if he restructures his deal, despite playing 55.92 percent of the snaps...compiling 42 tackles and a forced fumble while starting all 16 games. However, Curry is set to make $11 million in year three of his five-year contract, with a dead cap hit of $6 million. The Eagles save $5 million if they release Curry,Curry had a strong season for the Eagles, who saw his playing time reduced in favor of 2017 first-round pick Derek Barnett in the second half of the season. With the Eagles ready to give Barnett an expanded role, but we'll see if that comes to fruition for the soon-to-be 30-year old. as the longest tenured player on the Eagles roster was rewarded with a Super Bowl. Celek is the best blocking tight end on the Eagles, but is 33 years old and coming off a career low in catches (13) and yards (130) last season. He is also owed $5 million, with the Eagles saving $4 million in cap space if they release him. Celek has taken pay cuts before (last season included),Years of patience and bad Eagles teams paid off for Celek, but this is too much for the Eagles to inhale. Hopefully, Celek retires and makes the decision easy for the Eagles. but they are both team options. Basically, the Eagles save $5 million by declining Smith's team option for 2018...making him a free agent. Philadelphia could bring Smith back,Smith has two years remaining on his deal with the Eagles, but at a significantly reduced rate. Smith had just 36 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles No. 2 receiver, but was a leader on the team. This decision to save $5 million is an easy one. who underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right rotator cuff, is uncertain to be available for the start of training camp and could miss time during the preseason,Jeffery (shoulder), Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. the expectation remains that he'll be back to full strength by the start of the regular season. Despite playing hurt throughout the 2017 campaign after sustaining the injury during camp, Jeffery turned in a strong first year in Philadelphia, catching 57 of 120 targets for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games. After inking a four-year extension in December,The Eagles should shed more light on the status of Jeffery's rehab from the procedure when the team reconvenes for Organized Team Activities in April. Though it's likely the wideout won't be in attendance for the offseason program and could be sidelined when training camp opens, Jeffery is set to reprise his role as the top target for franchise quarterback Carson Wentz (knee), who could be recovered from a torn ACL and LCL before the new season begins. Peduzzi joined the Eagles in 1999 and accepted the head trainer job in 2013 when former coach Chip Kelly arrived. Under Kelly, Peduzzi integrated innovative sports science ideas into his day-to-day duties and the Eagles routinely suffered fewer serious injuries than most teams across the NFL. Peduzzi remained in his position when Doug Pederson took over as coach in 2016. three key Eagles suffered ACL tears: Quarterback Carson Wentz,In 2017, left tackle Jason Peters running back Darren Sproles. Authentic Lane Johnson Jersey,Philadelphia weathered those injuries to win a championship in what turned out to be Peduzzi's final season with the team. but one that I have put much thought into and I appreciate the organization's support and wish them all the best in the future,Authentic Malcolm Jenkins Jersey,"This was not an easy decision," Peduzzi said in a statement. "I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve together. To bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia this year was an amazing experience and I believe we have built a strong foundation that the team can continue to build on for years to come." the Birds are giving running backs coach Duce Staley a new title after they promoted wide receivers coach Mike Groh to offensive coordinator over him,In other staff news,Authentic Zach Ertz Jersey, according to a report. a well-respected coach who's been in his role since 2013,Womens Malcolm Jenkins Jersey, will now have the title assistant coach/running backs,Staley,. Coach Doug Pederson interviewed Staley and Groh for the offensive coordinator position Monday and gave the promotion to Groh on Tuesday, Authentic Mychal Kendricks Jersey,according to reports. Contrary to rumors the Eagles could try to trade Jason Peters,Authentic Jason Kelce Jersey, signing the 36-year-old left tackle to a contract extension might make more sense. and Peters' money looks like an easy target. The nine-time Pro Bowl selection is scheduled to cost more than $10 million next season after suffering a torn ACL in October. Since then,The Eagles are well over the projected NFL salary cap for 2018, the team went on to win a Super Bowl with Halapoulivaati Vaitai at left tackle. expensive, recovering from a serious injury,Peters is aging,Authentic Vinny Curry Jersey, and a young alternative would earn a fraction of his salary - all sound reasons for the Eagles to explore a trade. and he'd have some value," an anonymous league executive told Jason La Canfora . "The kid who filled in is nothing special,"The offense operated well without Peters, but the offensive line as a whole was fine without Peters." La Canfora expects the Eagles to be "proactive" in their effort to move Peters. Peters and the Eagles agreed to a new contract last June - a deal fueled in part by Peters' desire for financial security beyond the 2017 season. Though the pact does not explicitly prohibit a trade,I'm not so sure. Entering the final year of his contract, it certainly disincentivizes the Eagles from going down that route. trading Peters creates only $4.3 million in cap savings for 2018. The Eagles would be on the hook for another $6.3 million,According to estimates, for a player who will no longer be on the roster Peters is still the best left tackle on the team. He was well on his way to another Pro Bowl before injury struck. He's probably the most respected player in the locker room. As long as the stated goal is to repeat as world champions, this is somebody the Eagles should want around. extending Peters may prove more helpful. The Eagles can pick up his team option for 2019, perhaps even add a year in 2020,If money is the motivating factor, and structure a new contract similar to the deal reached last summer, pushing bonus money into future years to lower his cap hit in '18. there is risk involved. Restructuring kicks the can down the road,Obviously, so the Eagles will have to deal with the financial consequences next offseason rather than now. either. Peters reportedly declined to take a pay cut last offseason - he's not just going to give the money back. And while the Eagles could recoup some draft picks in a swap, it would come at the expense of their O-line depth,There aren't many better options, with minimal financial benefit. returning to form after a torn Achilles in 2012. In fact, every time there's been concern about Peters' ability or future,Peters was dominant last season. He's bounced back after major surgery before, he seems to respond better than ever. Maybe it's about time we have some faith in an eventual Hall of Famer and quit trying to ship him out of town.