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.

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Cleveland won the Eastern Conference by defeating the Indiana Daryl Worley Authentic Jersey Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.

Golden State captured the Western Conference by defeating the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans and Houston Rockets.

I think it just means if you watch a little bit of maybe what the Panthers are doing or what the Chiefs did, just the RPOs, the run-pass options, just allowing me to use my feet if necessary more, Prescott said, via 24/7 Sports. Allow me to go out there and be more comfortable in everything I’m doing.

This simple slant touchdown to Beasley in Week 9 against the Chiefs is a perfect example of how the Cowboys can have Prescott using play-action and the RPO idea, along with routes tailored to spread a defense out.

The next season wasn’t quite as spectacular鈥擯rescott’s completion percentage fell to 62.9, and his touchdown-to-interception ratio fell to 22-13 as injuries and suspensions took their toll on Dallas’ offensive roster鈥攂ut things were still looking pretty good.

Then, the 2018 offseason happened. Tight end Jason Witten retired after a 15-year career that could see him in the Hall of Fame someday. The team also released receiver Dez Bryant in April in a move that saved $8.5 million in 2018 salary cap space, per And with that, Prescott’s two top receivers were out the door.

Stephon Gilmore Womens Jersey Anthony Lynn will tell you he doesn’t know much about the 2018 Chargers yet. And so long as you understand that, he’ll concede that he did like what he saw when looked out his office window during the first week of the team’s offseason program in mid-April. Last year, the players had to acclimate to an ’80s-style series of 200-, 300- and 400-yard gassers that strength coaches John Lott and Jonathan Brooks put them through, at Lynn’s direction.

New kickoff rule present plenty of opportunities for creativity, strategy

Even if the current change to the kickoff amounts to a half-measure toward the elimination of the kickoff altogether, teams will have to figure out how to implement the new formation in a way that enhances the overriding effort to win, for as long as the new formation is in place. And coaches already have begun to brainstorm regarding the opportunities created by an alignment aimed at reducing injuries.

I think, in general, it’s going to change a lot, just fundamentally and from a scheme standpoint, what the teams are allowed to do, obviously the alignments, Lions coach Matt Patricia recently said, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. There’s certainly some different, we’ll call them, some dangers that are going to show up that I think all of them aren’t really identified yet until all the coaches kind of put their heads together and say, ‘Hey this is a way for us to attack here,’ or ‘There might be an area here we could go after.’

Some teams may decide to try to figure out how to pin the opponent deep, with quick, athletic players who can slip past the blockers and converge on the returner and the two men who will be back there to block for him. Some teams may decide to try to drop a quasi-onside kick between the eight who must be within 15 yards of the kickoff point and the three who are lined up deeper. Plenty of other possible approaches can be attempted, with sky kicks, squib kicks, line drives, positional kicks, or whatever kind of strange hops and spins that a kicker can put on the ball.

If nothing else, it will make a play that was happening less and less a little more interesting. And it could be wise to enjoy it while it lasts, because it’s still very possible that the kickoff will end up becoming one less way that the foot will be used in football.

I’m just trying to grasp everything, Mariota said Tuesday. You don’t want to be opinionated on something that you have never run. I just try to go out there and execute, and do what they’re asking me to do. When we come back and we have to determine some of these things, and determine what we like and what we don’t like, I’ll definitely express my opinion.

That’s exactly what LaFleur expects, even if he’s learning that getting the polite Mariota to speak up isn’t always easy.

The Steelers had to battle back Sunday night to clinch their third AFC North title in four seasons.

After blowing a 14-point lead, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown engineered two scoring drives in the final 3:15 to pull off a remarkable comeback which couldn’t have happened without a key defensive stop.
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Shazier is showing gradual improvement, according to ESPN, but doctors are controlling and limiting Shazier’s movement as he continues his recovery.

With Shazier and his top backup Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) out, Ravens running back Alex Collins ran wild Sunday night and Joe Flacco enjoyed dumping it off in the flats against Arthur Moats and Sean Spence, who was picked up off waivers to help fill the void at linebacker. Still, the Steelers found a way to win and now have a teammate worth winning for when times get tough.

Pierre-Paul figures to provide the most impact. He delivered 8.5 sacks over 16 games for the Giants in 2017, and he’s remained productive in disrupting the quarterback and stopping the run despite suffering a serious hand injury in 2015.聽

Finally, it looks like the Bucs have serious talent next to Gerald McCoy along the defensive line. Pierre-Paul, Curry and rookie Vita Vea have reshaped the group, with Pierre-Paul likely providing the edge rush the Bucs have been missing for years.聽

The Tennessee Titans added serious talent to the defense and acquired a spark plug on offense in running back Dion Lewis, significantly raising the overall talent level in Nashville this offseason.聽
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Mike Gesicki”>Game Womens”>Mike Gesicki Jersey Lewis will be a big helper for quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Bennie Logan, Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry should provide instant Cole Cassels Womens Jersey impact for the front seven on defense. But the Titans will likely get the most out of former Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, who has shutdown ability despite a highly publicized benching during Super Bowl LII.聽

The Titans now have three legitimate starters at cornerback (Butler, Adoree’ Jackson and Logan Ryan) and a legitimate No. 1 option to throw at the league’s top receivers. All great defenses are built on rushing the quarterback and covering receivers. The Titans suddenly look capable of consistently doing both in 2018, especially if Butler can lock down one side of the field.聽

The last pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Citizens Bank Park is the late Roy Halladay, who did so in Game 1 of the 2010 Division Series against Cincinnati.

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While eyes were on the zeros the Phillies’ ace was putting up on the scoreboard, Blue Jays lefty and long-time Phillies killer Jaime Garcia was Travis Shaw Authentic Jersey dominating as well.
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Police didn’t approach Williams until he crashed his bike and fell flat on his face around 5 a.m. on the night of the incident. Based on the totality of the circumstances Terrance was believed to be intoxicated in a public place, the police report said. He was also believed to be a danger to himself as he had already fallen once from his electric bicycle and was also in the roadway where he could be struck by other motorists. You can see the wreck below.

Giancarlo Stanton came in a deal that was too tempting to resist for Brian Cashman. He is not in New York for his defensive skills, but for his bat. He is not a bad fielder, but it would be much more productive for the Yankees to use him in a role mostly at designated hitter. The Yankees would be better off playing Aaron Hicks in center field for defensive purposes. Not to mention, Hicks is a good power hitter, and can draw walks, making it difficult to keep him out of the lineup on a daily basis.
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The outfield situation particularly came to a head on Wednesday, when the Yankees announced they would be recalling Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton after spending months on the disabled list. In 39 games in his first season last year, Frazier recorded four home runs and 17 RBI, while playing a stellar center field. His biggest moment came with his walk-off three-run homer against the Milwaukee Brewers on a Sunday afternoon in the Bronx. In his time at Scranton recovering from a concussion, he hit.362. He will return in the series in Kansas City this weekend.

In the infield, Didi Gregorius is the player who does not look like he is going anywhere anytime soon. Hitting in between Judge and Stanton, Gregorius has received the best pitches to hit, and he has taken advantage, even claiming early MVP consideration.

Jacoby Brissett on Colts’ new-look offense: ‘We’re trying to score’

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett is excited to be a part of head coach Frank Reich’s offense. But as thrilled as he is to be a part of a Super-Bowl winning offensive coordinator’s system, it sounds like he’s almost as thrilled to be out from under the old playbook.
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The offense wasn’t good, and the way Brissett described it, play-calling certainly had something to do with it.

OK, class: The math lesson is over! To sum it up, the numbers show that there聽are reasons to worry that Keenum was a product of the Vikings environment. But don’t take math’s word for it. The Vikings themselves paid an $84 million premium to sign Kirk Cousins instead of keeping Keenum, which speaks to their impression of him as a something other than a championship-caliber quarterback.

It might be that the Broncos need to surround Keenum with Vikings-like talent to get 2017-caliber results. But Sanders is 31 and coming off an injury-marred year. Demaryius Thomas is 30, dropped 10 passes last year and has declined statistically for four straight years. The tight ends, running backs and slot receivers are a bunch of rookies and medical redshirts, and the Broncos have been whiffing in the draft and on project players for years. Their defense did finish 10th聽in the NFL in the聽Football Outsiders rankings last year, but the Pierre-Luc Dubois Authentic Jersey Vikings finished second.

For now, everyone’s happy. The Broncos have the veteran winner and drama-free offseason they were hoping for at quarterback. As long as the bar stays low, the Broncos offense will clear it.
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But if the Broncos have convinced themselves they can win a Super Bowl with a merely OK quarterback, they are setting聽themselves up for disappointment鈥攊n both Keenum and themselves.

On Thursday morning’s Get Up, anchor Mike Greenberg made the Witten news official after weeks of speculation and negotiations between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the team’s all-time receptions leader.

It is now official. Jason Witten is retiring from the Dallas Cowboys and coming to work with us, Greenberg said. He will join ESPN as an analyst for ‘Monday Night Football’.

Witten succeeds Jon Gruden, who left ESPN to return to NFL coaching with the Raiders.

As for the running backs, Ballard revealed that Marlon Mack underwent offseason shoulder surgery himself after playing throughout his 2017 rookie campaign with a torn labrum. Mack is still considered the frontrunner to start in a competition that will include Christine Michael (who Ballard said has looked outstanding coming off ACL surgery), Robert Turbin, Josh Ferguson, and two mid-round draft picks in N.C. State’s Nyheim Hines and Mississippi’s Jordan Wilkins.

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Josh Rosen sounded confident in first work with veteran starters

For all their investment in free agent quarterbacks, it still seems sort of inevitable that Josh Rosen will be the Cardinals starter sooner rather than later.

In practice, at least, that happened yesterday.

Via Josh Weinfuss of, the rookie worked with the starters during the first session of OTAs.

For a first introduction to many of their veterans, sounding confident is a good first step. And while the plan might be to ease him into things, the construction of their roster also suggests he’s going to get a chance.

Andy Weidl was named director of player personnel and Alan Wolking assistant director of college scouting. They also hired former Patriots scout Patrick Stewart as national scout, and hired area scouts Shawn Heinlen (Southwest), Ryan Myers (West Coast), Jim Ward (Northeast). Also, Casey Weidl was named player personnel coordinator and Lee DiValerio scouting assistant.

Andy Weidel joined the team last year, after working with vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas in Baltimore.

Heinlen spent the last 15 years with the Bills.

The loss was only the fifth on the road this season by the Angels (26-22) against 14 wins.

The Blue Jays had all the breaks in winning for the first time on the seven-game homestand that they started by losing all four games to the Oakland Athletics.

They scored all five of their runs Tuesday in the first inning. Four of them were unearned because right fielder Chris Young was charged with an error when he could not catch a fly ball by Russell Martin. Two runs scored on the miscue.ravens_098