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In the clubhouse, Jansen walked over to his locker with several reporters standing nearby. But there were no questions. It was spring, he’s Kenley Jansen, he threw the ball like Kenley Jansen. Nothing happening at Camelback Ranch was going to fast-forward the Dodgers to October.

Ysla is 16-23 with 3.93 ERA in 147 games, including 44 starts. He will be assigned to Double-A Bowie.

Liranzo, 23, has not played above the Double-A level since breaking into professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves organization in 2012.

Two days later, Jansen was slated to make his official spring debut with an inning against the Royals. Roberts quipped to reporters that because Jansen’s workload had been so limited — by design and because of injury — he had enjoyed a longer offseason than any of them.

Jansen spent much of the pregame session with a pitching wedge, trying to knock golf balls into a wood-and-netting contraption called The Chipper. A couple of hours later, he walked out to the mound, hit 94 mph on the radar and tossed a perfect inning on 13 pitches.

I feel great! Jansen pronounced afterward.

The lack of excitement is why this particular day carried with it a whiff of anticipation: Kenley Jansen and Corey Seager were playing. It was just a B game, but neither Dodgers cornerstone had been playing in games. Seager was being protected because of the elbow soreness that plagued him last season. Jansen had turned up with a tight hamstring. Their maladies were the closest thing to drama.

Spring training B games are amazing, played on a back field surrounded by chain-link fences, and the dugouts are contraptions that you’d expect to find at a small high school. The rules are lax — Seager batted leadoff each inning to get in extra work. No one seems to keep score.

Seager had two fielding chances, both of which resulted in routine throws that he executed with no apparent difficulty. He also swatted a home run during his first at-bat, reminding everyone why we care so much about his elbow in the first place. He was fine and in his soft-spoken way, he fielded questions afterward.
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Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money.
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Frustrated that their clients aren’t getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league’s billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically, players claiming they are suffering from dementia have been slow to get paid because of a lengthy vetting process.
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Authentic Demarcus Robinson Jersey Payments are administered by a third party, but the NFL has reportedly only paid six of the 1,113 players of the group claiming they have dementia-related brain impairments in the suit. Those players received a total of $4.85 million, according to the report, which is well short of the $72.3 million that was supposed to be paid out to some 430 players with dementia in the first year of the settlement.

To date, 183 players suffering from a multitude of medical issues beyond dementia have been paid a total of $150 million, though those numbers also came up short against projections of $423 million for 665 players in the first year of payouts. According to the Tribune, 143 more claims have been approved, but the $198 million they are due has not been paid out. Some cases are still subject to appeal.

Absent some sort of time element, a player who has the ball knocked out of his hands the instant he gets a second foot down in the end zone would be regarded as having caught the ball, even though most would viscerally react to that by saying, No catch. So the player who catches Stephen Vogt Jersey the ball in a situation where he doesn’t want or need to take a third step or reach/extend the ball needs to have the ball in his possession for some period of time before a catch becomes a catch. The third option to the third element potentially complicates replay review, since Riveron in those cases won’t be simply looking at whether a third step was taken or the player reached/extended the ball but whether he could have done either.

When replay reviews revolving application of the third option to the third element occur, it will be critical for Riveron to resist engaging in a frame-by-frame review of the play and to defer to the ruling made in real time that the player had the ability to take a third step or reach/extend.

Le’Veon Bell says Steelers won’t see him until Week 1 unless he gets long-term deal

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The Steelers aren’t going to see Le’Veon Bell until Week 1 unless the running back gets a long-term deal, but Bell said on Instagram Live that he is not sitting out the season.
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Instead, Bell said he will follow what he did last year, skipping training camp before signing the franchise tag tender the week of the season opener.

The Patriots ended up releasing Martellus Bennett later Wednesday, and with the Eagles’ salary cap situation, he has virtually no chance to end up in Philadelphia.
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According to Vic Tafur, the Raiders will meet with free agent LB NaVorro Bowman’s agent at the owners meeting to see if they can get a deal done.

Bowman said towards the end of the 2017 season that he was hoping to be back with the Raiders next year and doesn’t see any reason why they wouldn’t want him back.

Right now, so much of this is hypothetical, Tisch said. The contract will be negotiated in its time. He’s as gifted as any football player.

Odell knows what John Mara and I expect of him, and getting it together.

Maybe it’s not crunch time yet, but the positioning for leverage in negotiations are in full swing at a place where there’s always a lot of talk related to big money.

Here’s the full quote from Guice: Some people really try to get in your head, man, and really just test your reaction and see what your reaction is going to be. I’d go in one room and a team would ask me, ‘Do I like men ‘ just to see my reaction. They’d try to bring up one of my family members or somebody and tell me, ‘Hey, man, I heard your Jay Cutler Womens Jersey mom sells herself. How do you feel about that ‘ Just random stuff like that, man, to see how you respond. Even though I know those things aren’t true and they know those things aren’t true, they’ll still hit you with it to see how you’ll react to it.

Report: McCarron could be Broncos’ backup plan if they can’t land Cousins

The Broncos could turn to AJ McCarron as their Plan B if Kirk Cousins signs elsewhere, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

McCarron and Broncos coach Vance Joseph crossed paths for two years when Joseph coached the Bengals’ defensive backs, so there is a familiarity there.

Elite Womens Jake McGee Jersey The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year contact with free agent quarterback Drew Stanton, an alum of Michigan State and Farmington Hills Harrison high school.

Stanton was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round in 2007. He went 2-2 as a starter over three years. He has spent the past four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He went 3-1 in four starts last season.

After signing LeGarrette Blount Dan Fouts Jersey to a one-year contract, the Lions could still stand to add talent to the backfield rotation. This is a deep class of prospects, but if you wait too long, you’re liable to miss out on the right fit. I would expect the Lions to take a back on Day 2 (rounds 2 and 3). That’s where you could land a Ronald Jones, Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb or Royce Freeman, depending on stylistic preferences.

You really feel bad for Richard Sherman, but this is clearly a case of ego getting in the way of his pocket book, Thomas said on Twitter regarding Sherman’s new deal. He got absolutely crushed on this contract while working as his own agent.

Sherman, who resented having to write checks to agents for a percentage of his pay, believed he could do as well or better on his own. And he actually thinks that he did as well as any experienced agent could have done by negotiating a deal that gives him guaranteed money (with an important caveat) in 2019 and 2020 if he makes it to the Pro Bowl in 2018.
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But Thomas realizes that a er who bets on himself and shouldn’t regard winning as the team keeping him on the roster with illusory protections like an injury guarantee that doesn’t even vest until next March but with a crack at returning to the open market on the heels of a healthy and effective season. That’s the true payoff for a er who bets on himself and has the bet pay off.

Drew Brees agrees to two-year, $50 million deal with Saints

Just imagine how much worse the Browns would have been over the last decade without him.

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I can say on-the-field issues, that comes with being a competitor, Peters said Wednesday, via Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Times. When you want to win so badly. You want to see the team do so good. Sometimes teammates and coaches and ers, you’re going to have those arguments. But it’s all [for] the good of the team. I want to win so much that, yeah, sometimes I’m gonna get pissed off.

A new candidate in the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes has come to play.

Suh told Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz the New York Jets emerged as a serious contender for his services . No visit to New York has been made, but the Jets and coach Todd Bowles informed Suh how they envision using him, per Schultz.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport added that the Jets have made the biggest offer, despite not visiting with Suh.

Come to think of it, you cannot, for’ name does not appear the team or league stats.The real surprise is’s opponent: her sister Venus. I feel good, Granger said afterward.

He joined the Bengals as their fifth-round pick in 2009, and has ed his entire career there.

Jason Pierre-Paul’s startling Thursday trade could be just the beginning of a larger Giants overhaul that catches Odell Beckham Jr. in its wake.

Team president John Mara’s promise of “wholesale changes” seemingly hadn’t come to full fruition even in his coach/GM change from Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese to Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur. But Thursday’s shipment of JPP to Tampa — which blindsided Pierre-Paul, according to a source — landed like a thunderbolt in East Rutherford and made clear this new regime isn’t screwing around.

The organization is heading in a new direction. The 2018 Giants will look far more different than anyone realized. And Pierre-Paul was one of this franchise’s faces and supposed untouchables, along with Beckham, Eli Manning and Landon Collins. So if JPP can be traded, who can’t? It may put everyone on the table.

And if that’s true, Beckham could be the next player dealt.
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Report: Patriots, Buccaneers bidding for Trent Murphy

Linebacker Trent Murphy is one of the rapidly dwindling number of ers on our Top 100 free agent list that has yet to agree to a deal this week, but he’s generating interest ahead of the official start of free agency on Wednesday afternoon.
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Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports that the Patriots and Buccaneers are both among the final three teams bidding for Murphy’s services. The third team is unnamed, but a report on Sunday had the Redskins trying to hold onto the er they picked in the second round of the 2014 draft.

Younger brother, Justin, is aiming to be a first-round draft pick like Eric, whom the 49ers selected with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2013 draft.

Both football futures of the Reid brothers remain uncertain. Justin’s fate will be determined on draft day. Eric Reid remains in limbo as an NFL free agent. He has not gotten any action in the first week of free agency, and the 49ers have not made him a contract offer, he said.

Hitchens can earn another $250,000 from 2018 through 2020 based on making it to the Pro Bowl and the team making it to the offs, along with incentives of up to $1.75 million per year from 2021 through 2022 for ing time, Pro Bowl, and offs.

The cap numbers are $3.6 million in 2018, $9.5 million in 2019, $11.3 million in 2029, $9.3 million in 2021, and $11.3 million in 2022.

It looks and feels like a two-year, guaranteed $21.5 million deal, with Adam Gotsis Jersey the team holding a year-to-year option thereafter. Which is pretty darn good for a linebacker.

Emmanuel Mudiay Authentic Jersey The deal: One year, $5 million ($1.5 million fully guaranteed) The Packers signed one of the league’s best defensive tackles on a show-me deal.
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He was a mess and a locker room cancer in New York, but that’s why the Packers only extended a one year offer.

Meanwhile, Wilkerson has no job security, and huge motivation to play well to earn another big contract when this one expires in 2019.

Bears bring back Bradley Sowell

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The Bears kept one of their own off the market before anyone could tamper with him.
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Of course, what Cousins’ contract put into context was the amount of filler that comes with most NFL deals. The five-year, $40 million contract Nigel Bradham signed to stay with the Philadelphia Eagles looked like top-tier money for a linebacker who doesn’t rush the quarterback very frequently, but a closer look revealed that it was really a one-year deal for $6 million or a two-year deal for $14 million at most.

Anyone with a sibling around his or her same age might have dreamed the same dream: Battling together to win a championship at the highest level of competition, hoisting the championship trophy as a family.

After playing nine NFL seasons, Jason McCourty finally gets a shot to fulfill that dream after a trade sent him from the Cleveland Browns to the New England Patriots , where twin Devin resides.

This would allow the Dolphins to take advantage of the post-June 1 rule, which allows the dead money arising from the move to be spread over two years. Until June 1, his $17 million in salary and workout bonuses would remain on Andrew Heaney Jersey the books, and his cap number would continue to be $26.1 million. After June 1, the $17 million would evaporated, the cap charge for 2018 would drop to $9.1 million, and Suh would count for $13.2 million against the 2019 cap.

A report emerged during the season that Suh would be cut after the season because owner Stephen Ross had become fed up with Suh. That wasn’t the case then, and it isn’t the case now. This is, per the source, a financial transaction, premised on biting the bullet and removing an expensive cap number from the books.

That said, the Dolphins likely would have tried to find a way to keep Suh, if coach Adam Gase regarded Suh as one of the players around whom Gase hopes to build the team. After two years, Gase apparently has seen enough to conclude that Suh’s skills, abilities, and intangibles don’t justify the ongoing investment.

Possible Jets QB target likes what he saw in gutsy draft trade

The Jets turned the NFL world on its head Saturday with a blockbuster trade to move up to the No. 3 spot in the draft. Most observers assumed the move was to ensure they would get one of the top quarterbacks available, like Wyoming’s Josh Allen.
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Without saying whether he’d like to end up in New York, Allen gave his approval to the Jets’ gutsy move Monday in a radio interview on SiriusXM.

Taylor, meanwhile, adds a proven quarterback to the Browns’ depth chart. In his third Steven Stamkos Jersey season starting for the Bills, Taylor threw for 2,799 yards to go along with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Still, there has been speculation since last offseason that the Bills were ready to move on from the 28-year-old.

Randall fills a major hole in the Browns’ secondary. The Packers’ 2015 first-round pick finished with 35 or more solo tackles and three or more interceptions in each of his three seasons in Green Bay.

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Look further, though. Manning has been more dominant than Brady for numerous reasons, during his time with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. And we don’t just mean by comparing their college careers, although Manning’s tenure in Knoxville is why we have to defend him here.

If you analyze Manning’s accomplishments, the real question is how LeBron James is over him. Manning should be No. 2 behind Tigers Woods, and you could make a case for him being No. 1.

Don’t come to me about rings. That’s the oldest argument in the book. Nobody considers Terry Bradshaw a top three quarterback, Trent Dilfer to be better than Dan Marino or Robert Horry to be better than Michael Jordan.

And in baseball, should we diminish Hank Aaron because he only had one ring? What about the combined zero rings between Ken Griffey Jr., Ted Williams and Willie Mays? Of course, that would be ridiculous to knock them because of the limited impact they can have on the game.
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Aaron Hernandez Tortured By Gay Secret

Aaron Hernandez was gay — according to several people close to him… and his private struggle with his sexuality caused him great emotional pain that may have turned him violent.

Graham is 31, and his overall production numbers dipped sharply after leaving New Orleans and Drew Brees. It took forever for the Seahawks to figure out how to use him, but at this point, it’s hard to imagine Graham replicating the catch and yardage totals he delivered early in his career for the Saints. 

That wouldn’t be a huge problem, but the Packers are paying Graham to be the top tight end in football. His average of $10 million per year is still the highest at the position, and his huge contract was at least a partial factor in the Packers’ decision to release franchise icon Jordy Nelson. 

The Packers are paying a big price for Graham to unlock the middle of the field and replace the red-zone production of one of the franchise’s most decorated receivers. It’ll be no small task for a tight end who will turn 32 in November. 

The NFL Network was first to report the agreement.

The Seahawks reinforced a position of some need following Paul Richardson’s departure in free agency. Brown, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds and is considered to have good speed at that size, could push 2017 third-round pick Amara Darboh for the No. 3 role behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett.

Indeed, Trump hailed Mc­Cabe’s dismissal in a gleeful tweet at 12:08 a.m. Saturday as “A great day for Democracy.”

That drew a stern rebuke from former CIA director John Brennan, who responded on Twitter: “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America… America will triumph over you.”
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Oscar Gamble, big-haired 17-year MLB player, dead at 68

Oscar Gamble, whose enormous Afro hairdo cast a wide shadow over a 17-year MLB career, has died, his agent, Andrew Levy, said Wednesday. Gamble was 68.
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Along with the hair Henri Richard Youth jersey that he struggled to keep under a batting helmet, his description of the Bronx Zoo era New York teams of the late 1970s and early ’80s etches his name permanently in baseball lore.

If McCourty doesn’t make the roster, the Pats aren’t out much.
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It’s a very reasonable bet for the team.

I’m not sure why McCourty is less likely to be an effective cornerback than Mitchell, who was benched repeatedly by the Chiefs last season.

But the Browns will pay a premium for the privilege of finding out.

DL Dontari Poe, Panthers Grade: C Poe famously turned down a multiyear deal from the Chiefs and hit free agency last year, only to find a weak market for his services.

Poe settled for a one-year deal with the Falcons in the hopes of rebuilding his value, and it worked.

The Jets invested heavily in the secondary a year ago by drafting Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, but the cornerback position still needed work. It’s suddenly in a much better place with Johnson added to the fold.

There aren’t many, other than potential over-payment given the past two years of the franchise tag and Johnson’s potential expectations. He’s young enough to be worth a big deal, though. Since he became a full-time starter in 2014, he has dealt with a few injuries, playing in just nine games in 2014, and missing two games in both 2015 and 2016.

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The veteran signed a one-year, $10 million deal with New York, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. This pushes him one year closer to joining Tom Brady as the league’s only passers to see their fifth decades while calling plays. McCown had a bounceback season at age 38 to prove he’s still capable of leading an NFL team, guiding New York to an overachieving 5-8 record before succumbing to injury and completing more than 67 percent of his passes.