Austin Proehl trying to prove himself the same way his father did

The last two picks of this year’s NFL Draft were both wide receivers with Trey Quinn getting to take part in Mr. Irrelevant festivities after Washington took him with the final pick.
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Buffalo would seem Eric Dickerson Jersey to be a good spot for a young receiver trying to prove himself. Kelvin Benjamin and 2017 second-round pick Zay Jones are likely set for spots on the roster, but there’s little in the way of defined roles behind them and Proehl could find his way into the lineup with a strong camp this summer.

Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense, Goodell wrote at the time.

That policy has proved to be meaningless. Yesterday the NFL announced that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended three games for touching an Uber driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent. So why didn’t Winston get six Patric Hornqvist Youth Jersey games?

Because the NFL frequently flouts its own policy.

Just three days after the NFL announced its policy, Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa was arrested and charged with simple assault when police said Enunwa pulled a woman off a bed, hurting her head and finger. After the NFL investigated, Enunwa was suspended four games.

Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford works out Tuesday as Phase One workouts commenced.

Sam Bradford took part in the first section of the afternoon Phase One workouts for the Cardinals Tuesday, but when the group headed outside, the team’s new starting quarterback remained inside.
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Bradford was meeting with Tom Reed, the team’s head athletic trainer, Brett Fischer, the team’s physical therapist, and Dr. Gary Waslewski, the team’s orthopedist. There would be many more days to get in some conditioning. But first, there needed to be a plan.

We’ll identify Andy Dalton Authentic Jersey what Sam needs to do, and put him on a program that’s based on him, the individual, strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris said. We like to individualize a lot around here.

I am trusting the fact they know what they are doing. They’ve dealt with some guys who have had knees that have had issues like mine. With Cameron Artis-Payne Womens Jersey that work, we’ll be in a place where it will allow me to do can do what I need to do for 16 games.

Since missing the entire 2014 season with the torn ACL, Bradford played in 14 games in 2015, 15 games in 2016, and two games last season.

Morris said he has talked with everybody that’s ever trained Bradford, as well as Bradford’s current physical therapist.

It’s all about building your internal clock, rookie quarterback Josh Rosen said. You can’t hold on to the ball too much. You can’t have a completion and applaud yourself even though you saw three defensive linemen run by you. You have to play it realistically and get the ball out of your hands as quickly as possible, because your best protection is a quick throw. I’m trying to do my offensive line as many favors as I can and get the ball out quick.

Under Bruce Arians, the Cardinals were built on long dropbacks and deep passes. While offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s system isn’t fully fleshed out, it seems likely that more quick-hitting action will be built in.

Coach Steve Wilks said quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich does a great job emphasizing the importance of decisiveness, and a play by Rosen at Wednesday’s minicamp was a good example that he’s grasping the instruction.

Gholston pointed to his weight as a reason for some of his problems last season.

Biggest I was, I was in the 3(00)s, for sure. It got to the 3(00)s and it was all bad weight, Gholston said. I dropped down coming into camp, but I came in out of shape last year… I didn’t want to be bad big, too much body fat.
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With the additions, Gholston will battle for his long-term future in Tampa the Bucs can get of out his contract scot-free next season. The pass rusher hopes slimming down and being part of a rotation could help that endeavor.

A pair of two-run home runs from Miguel Andujar (9) and Aaron Hicks (10) in a four-run fourth inning erased a 1-1 tie that had existed since the end of the first inning.

Giancarlo Stanton (17) made it 1-all with a blast to center field after German gave up an uneared run in the first inning. Didi Gregorius booted a Jean Segura grounder with one out, putting Dee Gordan, who doubled to start the game, in position to score on Mitch Haniger’s groundout.

After Nelson Cruz (18) tagged German for Chance Warmack Jersey a solo homer in the seventh, Rookie of the Year candidate Gleyber Torres (14) ripped a solo homer in the eighth. It landed halfway up the bleachers in left-center field and put the Yankees up, 7-2.

Ward’s quick acclimation at the professional level also has to do with his physical skills, which were honed at Ohio State and displayed throughout the Browns ‘ offseason workout program working against wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon, among others.

The rookie’s emergence and acceptance by the team’s veterans mirrored what Williams saw in Garrett in 2017.

Both he and Myles have fit in a Jalen Reeves-Maybin Authentic Jersey locker room faster than most rookie I’ve had the chance to draft, Williams told reporters, via a video on the Browns’ website. I don’t move them up the depth chart without the understanding of how they’re fitting in with the other veterans that play on the field.

The 5-foot-11, 183-pound Ward is set to enter training camp with plenty of momentum based on the recently-concluded organized team activities and minicamp.

Cleveland will count on him once the regular season kicks off to help improve the pass defense, which finished the 2017 season ranked 19th in the league.

But so far, so good for Ward, who drew another high compliment from his defensive coordinator.

NFL Players Coalition writes op-ed piece asking President Trump for policy change

A group of NFL players responded Thursday to President Donald Trump’s challenge that they present him with a list of people who have been unfairly treated by the justice system and should be pardoned.

Players Coalition leaders Doug Baldwin, Anquan Boldin, Malcolm Jenkins and Benjamin Watson penned an op-ed piece that was published in The New York Times. They also were among several NFL players who produced short video pleas on social media, asking for Trump to change policies that have led to overly long sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

Players credited Trump for recently commuting the life sentence of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, a nonviolent drug offender who had served more than 20 years in prison, after celebrity Kim Kardashian West helped plead her case.

These injustices are so widespread as to seem practically written into our nation’s DNA. We must challenge these norms, investigate the reasons for their pervasiveness and fight with all we have to change them. That is what we, as football players, are trying to do with our activism.

Granderson does not play everyday, getting a bulk of his at-bats against right-handed pitching and it is working out well for Toronto. In 133 plate appearances, Granderson owns a 133 wRC+ with three home runs and 14 RBI. To date, Granderson’s fWAR (0.6) is worth $5.4 million making this investment one that the Jays can say balances (somewhat) the poor decision on Garcia.

Holland held out for a multiyear deal that never came and the Cardinals got sucked into the idea of riding the right-hander closer for a season. He might not make it through the All-Star break at the pace he is allowing runs in St. Louis. Holland missed a good portion of spring training, so from that respect a slow start would have been easy to predict.

However, things are only getting worse and Holland’s ERA now stands at 6.35 (45 ERA+) with a 2.6 WHIP (not a typo). Batters are ripping Holland to the tune of a .321 batting average and .923 OPS. The biggest number the Cardinals are concerned with is the $2.7 million in the red Holland’s -0.3 fWAR has put them from the standpoint of performance value to date.

MLB wrap: Red Sox break scoreless tie in 12th to top Orioles

The Red Sox and Orioles were locked in a pitchers’ duel.
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Boston and Baltimore didn’t generate any offense through the first 11 innings Monday. The teams failed to plate a run, and the game headed to the 12th in a scoreless tie.

Nationals (36-27) at Yankees (42-19) 7:05 p.m. ETWashington and New York will open a two-game series Tuesday. The American League East leading Yankees head into the series having won four of their last five games. The Nationals dropped two of three to the Giants over the weekend. Tanner Roark will take the mound for the Nationals while CC Sabathia is set to start for New York.

Carol Cullen was not just any former employee. She had been an executive assistant to the coaching staff since 1985. Kelly was her seventh head coach.

And then … one day … it was over.

Chip just said my job was no longer needed, Cullen told ESPN. It was very difficult. I had no idea it was coming, so it was very emotional for me. And it took me a while to get over it and get used to another life, really, because when you work in football like that it’s not 9 to 5 — it’s seven days a week, and Beau Bennett Jersey I loved every minute of it.

Out of the blue this spring, she was Craig Conroy Authentic Jersey contacted by the Eagles, telling her she needed to get fitted for a Super Bowl ring, earned when the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52.

She thought it was a mistake. It wasn’t. She received her ring Thursday night.

Which NFL departure was the most surprising?

Inspired by the surprise decision of Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz to resign fewer than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday’s PFT Live draft looked at the biggest NFL surprise departures.
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Three rounds, two picks each. Stats named a winner. He was wrong, and Twitter has let him know it.

You can let him know it, too. But, first, check out the video. Then give Stats an earful (or at least an eyeful) in the comments.

I think it’s important we stand for the anthem, Zimmer said at the time. A lot of people have died for that flag. That flag represents our Timo Meier Authentic Jersey country and what we stand for.

Our Authentic Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey players are very respectful — and our ownership, our organization, our franchise — of the military and what that flag means, Wilf said Friday. I can tell you as a son of immigrants I think it’s very important for our ownership. I think we all understand that. We’re in a good place on all this and we just look forward to really working together.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said before the end of last week’s minicamp that Ward joined 2017 first-round pick Myles Garrett in fitting into the locker room faster than most rookies and calls that an important part of any decision about moving a rookie into the starting lineup. There is also the matter of how things go on the field and Ward got a thumbs up from other Browns players there as well.

When a veteran comes to me and says, ‘Hey coach, we’re better when Denzel is out there,’ Williams said, via the team’s website. ‘So really? Now you’re taking ownership of him? Oh really? Now you’re mentoring him? We’ll see. I will give him a couple of reps out there, and we will see.’ After that, when you give that kid the opportunity and that he fits in the room, as opposed to just anointing him because we drafted him. He hasn’t played in this league. I don’t anoint anybody. Both he and Myles got the acceptance of everyone faster than most rookies have had.

Antonio Brown spoke to the media before our first minicamp practice.

Brown at one point Authentic Louis Williams Jersey acknowledged that constant attention is a byproduct of being a professional athlete, but he sandwiched that in between minutes of discussion about how the media puts him in the spotlight too much.
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Some of the points may have been legitimate, like certain stories applying Brandon Bolden Jersey his quotes about attending Steelers OTAs to teammate Le’Veon Bell, but all of the points came from a wide receiver who has made a career out of embracing the spotlight — from sharing his private workouts on social media to literally streaming a locker-room meeting on Facebook. As Sean Gentille wrote for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there are discussions to be had about what Brown is talking about — over-scrutinized and then oft-forgotten athletes, quotes being taken out of context and so forth

We all know the rules, and what you’re going to get in trouble for. I swing on Crabtree, I know what’s going to happen, Talib said. Either you’re worried about it, or you ain’t worried about it. We know where that line is. We’re all grown, we’re all vets.

When I was released by the team in D.C., I told my agent to talk to the Giants, the Cowboys and the Eagles because I wanted to play (the Redskins) twice, Francis said. I feel like they didn’t give me the justice I deserved while I was there.

Harbaugh maintains that Flacco represents the major, No. 1 observation of the entire offseason, which is all rather essential. A year ago the quarterback was coming off back surgery, which wiped out his offseason and training camp before a shaky first half of the season.

He’s healthy now and looks better than he has in years, early as it may be. He was fluid on Tuesday, moving well and throwing with zip. He routinely flicked deep throws, too, seemingly with ease, as if to serve reminders of the big arm that sparkled during his best years. That he’s in the mix for the offseason work as the Ravens overhaul the receiving corps with the additions of crafty Michael Crabtree, speedy John Brown and emerging Willie Snead is obviously critical for improving a 29th-ranked passing game.

And Flacco even mimicked the fleet-footed Jackson (sort of) on a scramble up the middle.

Lions to hold joint practices with Raiders, Giants

For the third straight year, the Detroit Lions will hold joint practices during training camp, taking part in separate sessions with the team’s first two preseason opponents, the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants. 

Detroit will practice with Oakland on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Raiders’ training camp home in Napa, Calif. The two teams will square off in their preseason opener on Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 p.m. in Oakland.

Both the Raiders and Giants also have new coaches this offseason. Jon Gruden is returning for a second stint with the Raiders after a decade in the broadcast booth. For the Giants, former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is in his first season at the helm. 

Shurmur, a Michigan native and former Michigan State standout, attended high school at Dearborn Divine Child, a 15-minute drive from the Lions’ practice facility. 

Lurie hasn’t addressed the media since the NFL Owners Meeting in March.

Pederson didn’t sound all too worried about the fans.

We have the greatest fans in the National Football League, Pederson said. Our true fans are beside us. We’re beside them.

Ultimately, Pederson said he wants the focus to be on OTAs and football, not a White House visit that didn’t happen.

Even if he wishes it did.

You win a world championship or NCAA title or anything, you want to be recognized that way, Pederson said. I think it’s great. I’m not going to speak for other teams. I was looking forward to it.

MGM, which owns the Borgata casino, also has a stake in the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA.

And Caesars Entertainment Group, which owns Caesars casino, is owned by Apollo Capital Management. That company was co-founded by Joshua Harris, who is the principal owner of both the New Jersey Devils of the NHL and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.

Torrey Smith Responds to Donald Trump Disinviting Eagles to White House

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, wants to set the record straight about liescoming from the White House.
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Smith reacted to the sitting president’s decision to rescind an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Eagles to celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots on Tuesday. The receiver pointed out Donald Trump failed to grasp why many Eagles weren’t planning on attending and is spreading a false narrative that players are anti military:

There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views. The men and women that wanted to go should’ve been able to go. It’s a cowardly act to cancel the celebration because the majority of the people don’t want to see you. To make it about the anthem is foolish

You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, he said. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.

The topic was a major talking point during the 2017 season, especially after Trump suggested at a rally NFL owners should get that son of a bitch off the field right nowif a player knelt during the anthem.

Those guys obviously have been talked about a lot, their ability, Boone said. But it’s a credit to both of those guys and who they are and their makeup, and also credit the organization for preparing them very well in the minor leagues so that when this opportunity has come now, they’re ready for it. Authentic D.J. Humphries Jersey You feel great about both players in the toughest of situations.

A third player lacking in general major league experience also had Boone and his club feeling optimistic Saturday. The game’s starting pitcher, 25-year-old Domingo German, rallied from a rough first frame to cap a mostly masterful performance over six innings.

In the most extensive action of Womens Shilique Calhoun Jersey his young career, German has pitched in 11 games, getting action both as a starter and a reliever. He entered the rotation a month ago, when fellow starter Jordan Montgomery went down because of an elbow injury, which ultimately resulted in season-ending surgery Thursday.

Nelson Cruz hit a fifth-inning homer and Kyle Seager had a pair of RBI grounders for Seattle, which lost for just the fifth time in 21 games.

Mallex Smith had an RBI triple first called a homer and overturned after a video review and Christian Arroyo hit a run-scoring single to put Tampa Bay up 6-1 in the third.
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Smith scored from second during a three-run second when shortstop Jean Segura was charged with an error. Rob Refsynder’s bloop single to left bounced off the turf and went off Segura’s glove.

When he has his first game appearance, Poncedeleon will become the fifth player to make his MLB debut for the Cardinals this season, joining Jordan Hicks, Yairo Munoz, Tyler O’Neill and Austin Gomber.Bauers hits first home run in Rays’ 8-4 win over Blue Jays

Rays: RHP Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) had a Tuesday simulated game postponed after feeling discomfort one day after a 22-pitch bullpen session. … Adeiny Hechavarria (strained right hamstring) went 0 for 3 in his first rehab game for Class A Port Charlotte.

Athletics: Oakland scratched Trevor Cahill from Saturday’s start because of a sore Achilles’ tendon from running. Chris Bassitt will come up from Triple-A Nashville to start but Cahill won’t need to go on the DL. … RHP Santiago Casilla was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and RHP Ryan Martin Prado Youth Jersey Dull was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Casilla had a 3.32 ERA and one save in 16 relief appearances before going on the DL on May 26 with a strained right shoulder.

Melvin proved to be prophetic. He said before the game that he expected to hear a big cheer from the crowd around 8:30 p.m., John Randle Jersey signifying that the Golden State Warriors won the NBA title. At almost exactly that time, the crowd cheered as the basketball game ended. The Warriors actually drew a bigger crowd at their arena next door to watch the basketball game on TV, with more than 19,000 fans turning out for that, compared to 10,132 for the A’s.

Congratulations to them, Melvin said. Amazing run they’re on and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon.

Davis’ first inning homer was a line drive that went to right field and even had his teammates impressed.