NFL adds rest disparity as a formal factor to scheduling process

For years, teams and fans have grumbled about games against opposing teams that have had extra rest, whether from a bye week or a Thursday night. This year, the grumbling has been reduced, possibly because for the first time the NFL officially considered that issue when crafting the slate of 256 games.
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Via Peter King of SI.com, Charlotte Carey (a member of the four-person scheduling team) added rest disparity to the equation. The NFL came up with a number for every team based on combined days of rest for the team and for its opponents.
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He was a guy that could waste time and still be productive. And when I say waste time, I’m not sure how much he paid attention to what was in the playbook, he was just a natural athlete, and I think the guys gravitated towards him and loved him, and when he came out and made that statement (guarantee), I think it just made them play harder because they wanted him to make him look like a hero rather than a bum.

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Dixon, 24, averaged 45.6 yards per punt last season with a 40.2-yard net. He had 23 punts downed inside the 20, three touchbacks and allowed one touchdown return.
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In his rookie season of 2016, Dixon averaged 45.7 yards per punt with a 41.3-yard net. He had 28 punts downed inside the 20 and six touchbacks.

Mueller is managing director of the entity that owns the apartment, which it bought for $5.74 million in 2010.

The 2,674-square-foot loft-style condo has a great room with a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the Statue of Liberty.

There’s also a stainless steel chef’s kitchen, and a large master suite with an ensuite spa-like bathroom.

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Janoris Jenkins: Days of Giants drama are over

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And one of their high-profile defensive stars who was in the middle of one chapter of the drama vowed that those days were behind them.

Via John Healy of the New York Daily News, Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (who likes to call himself Jackrabbit) made that promise after yesterday’s minicamp practice.

I promise y’all that Jackrabbit says it won’t happen this year, what happened last year, he said. There won’t be any animosity between players, no disrespecting the coach. There will be none of that. New York Giant football is back.

Cue the dubious roll call from the last 20 seasons: Neil O’Donnell. Glenn Foley. Vinny Testaverde. Rick Mirer. Ray Lucas. Quincy Carter. Brooks Bollinger. Chad Pennington. Brett Favre. Kellen Clemens. Mark Sanchez. Greg McElroy. Michael Vick. Geno Smith. Ryan Fitzpatrick. Josh McCown. Bryce Petty.

Dating back to the Jets selecting Richard Todd with the sixth overall pick in 1976, the team has drafted a quarterback in either the first or second round seven times (four in the first round, three in the second) 鈥?ending in far more tease and torture for Jets fans (too much to count) than titles (none).

Realistically, however, if Khan finds that playing games in London is more profitable than playing games in Jacksonville, how long will he play just one game a year in London? How soon until it’s two home games in London? Or four? Or Gerald Everett Authentic Jersey all eight?

Those are concerns that some Jacksonville fans will have no matter how much Khan insists he’s dedicated to remaining in the city. Khan is making a big investment in London, which will remain the Jaguars’ second home. And may some day become the Jaguars’ first home.

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The MMQB’s Albert Breer described the pending contract between Clowney and the Texans as a “mega-extension.”

“[I like his] height, weight, [and] speed,” Gaine said of Clowney, not Albert Breer. “The production, the performance, the pass-rush ability. The guy’s a disruptive player. He plays the run well. So we’re doing our best to fortify our nucleus of players, and we’d like him to be a part of it.”

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Cesar Hernandez (B), 31 percent, Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays: This is a bullpen game for the Rays in which they’ll trot out several relievers, as they’ve been doing and plan on doing every fifth game. In such instances, deploying a switch-hitter — especially one batting leadoff — is a strong tactical ploy. That said, the Phillies have a few moving parts in the infield, so make sure Hernandez is in the lineup.

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Another suspension: Carolina Panthers tight end Kent Taylor also was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Taylor, who saw time on Carolina’s practice squad last season, is eligible to return to the Panthers’ active roster on Oct. 8 following the team’s Oct. 7 game against the New York Giants.

April 20 means different things to different people. Some people enjoy smoking marijuana, and to those folks, 4/20 is a celebration of that pastime. For NFL players, April 20 marks the day when the NFL opens drug testing for the new league year.

The league is strict about the testing protocols, even in the offseason. Once a player receives notice that they have to submit to a drug test, they have four hours to comply. This timetable isn’t flexible, even if a player is on vacation outside of the United States.

There are specific standards for each part of the process. If a sample is diluted, it’s treated the same as a positive test. If a player misses a drug test, the league views it the same way as testing positive. steelers_102

Von Miller: Bradley Chubb looks like me and Khalil Mack put together

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Chubb said he tries to take Khalil Mack and Von Miller and put them into one person. It was a pretty grand comparison to make given how successful those two players have been throughout their careers, but it’s not one that Miller finds to be much of a reach.

Marinak said future scheduling concerns were at the heart of the decision to play the game. The Cubs and Braves will make up Sunday’s postponed game on May 14, and they would have been forced to play a makeup doubleheader that day if they hadn’t finished Saturday’s game.

The postponed Orioles-Red Sox Patriot’s Day game on Monday was an easier call. The teams have a mutually open date on May 17 before a three-game series at Fenway Park, so they can play the game then and avoid a doubleheader.

On the same day Case Keenum stepped to the podium to talk about being the new leader of the Broncos, Baker Mayfield was walking the halls on a pre-draft visit with the possibility he might be the next new leader of the Broncos.

And given what Keenum has been through, he’s fine with that.

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That’s when I do my evaluation and can I trust this guy to be at this depth when I need him on this hot route? That’s my mindset. I’ll let those guys upstairs do their job.
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All 32 teams will have their offseason programs up and running on Monday and that means it is time for teams to take care of outstanding housekeeping on their rosters.
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One such bit of business got taken care of in Washington. The Redskins announced that tackle Ty Nsekhe has signed his restricted free agent tender. Nsekhe was tendered at the second-round level, which sets him up to make $2.9 million this season.

Nashville players said they have to have a better start in Game 4.

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Franklin is right. Every incoming quarterback has a flaw, an area of concern, a reason for not making that quarterback the first overall pick. For Barkley, the primary knock is that great running backs can be gotten in every round of the draft, and sometimes not in the draft at all. But if Barkley is truly regarded as a can’t-miss prospect, and if none of the quarterbacks are, maybe Barkley should be the pick.

There are knocks on all those [quarterbacks], whether it’s decision-making, completion percentage, whether it’s touchdown-to-interception ratio, whether it’s body type, whether it’s leadership, whether it’s character, Franklin said. In the NFL, in college football and then really kind of in business in general, what everybody’s trying to do is you’re trying to reduce risk, and that’s what you get with Saquon.

Franklin’s only negative assessment of Barkley also could be regarded as a positive, with Franklin calling Barkley’s off-the-charts Scouting Combine performance very average.

Celebration of life of broadcaster Keith Jackson held at Rose Bowl

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Jackson provided a unique soundtrack for the sport for more than five decades before he retired in 2006. He died in January at the age of 89.

In the venue he stamped The Granddaddy of Them All, speakers shared their most memorable stories about their time spent with one of the most well-known voices in sports.
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This was Keith Jackson’s cathedral, said Tim Brant, who served as the master of ceremonies. Jackson worked 15 Rose Bowls and lived nearby in Sherman Oaks. This was his chapel to college football.

He’s a four-pitch guy that throws strikes, command of the strike zone, a good mix of pitches and doesn’t beat himself, Bochy said. Did a great job last year and he’s continued that. He’s matured as an overall pitcher. You look at the body of work he gave us last year and he’s shown that wasn’t a fluke.

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Right now just about everything is working for the Sharks, who had eight goal-scorers in the highest-scoring playoff game in franchise history and got a 45-savve performance from Martin Jones.

San Jose used its superior speed to create odd-man rushes that paid off when Donskoi scored and then set up Marcus Sorensen in the opening four minutes of the second period and then turned the game into a laugher with four power-play goals after the Ducks spent most of their energy slashing and cross-checking.

They can take as many of those as they want to, we’ll take the power plays, coach Peter DeBoer said. They take penalties, that’s a fact. During the season they do and we anticipated that it would be like that in the playoffs and it has been. It’s on us to make them pay for making those plays and decisions, and we have.

Eric Fehr and Tomas Hertl added goals later in the second to turn this all-California series into a rout. Logan Couture had a goal and two assists, Pavelski, Evander Kane and Timo Meier scored power-play goals in the third period, for the Sharks, who have outscored the Ducks 14-3 through the first three games of the first-round series.

South Carolina’s Brian Bowen going to draft if ineligible

South Carolina freshman and former Louisville signee Brian Bowen told ESPN he will declare for the NBA draft in case the NCAA does not clear him to play next season for the Gamecocks.

Bowen said he does not intend to sign with an agent, in order to preserve his college eligibility.

The 6-foot-7 Bowen is a former McDonald’s All American who was ranked 14th in the country by ESPN coming out of La Lumiere School in Indiana. Multiple NBA executives said they currently project Bowen as a second-round pick, but they also said it’s difficult to gauge because they haven’t seen him play in more than a year.

“He’s a little bit of a mystery because most of us haven’t seen him since the McDonald’s Game practices last year,” one high-ranking NBA executive told ESPN. “I think he’ll be invited to the combine, and if he does, he’ll have a chance to really help himself.”

After going through pregame warm-ups, Mitchell was deemed healthy enough to play.

The Rookie of the Year candidate had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Jazz’s Game 1 loss.

“You’re getting to a point where, because of the way people are playing you, it’s even more important for you to space,” Snyder says as the clip of Gobert’s dunk plays. “Because if you’re not spaced, we don’t get to take advantage of your gravity, right?”

That gravity is never heavier than when Mitchell has the ball in his hands during a half-court possession. His coaches are constantly teaching him the NBA chess match, identifying opportunities to attack, where to get shots and when it’s best to move the ball.

Snyder beams when he shows a possession from late in the fourth quarter because Mitchell makes a couple of quick, terrific reads. Never mind that Mitchell admits that he didn’t know which play was called, or that it didn’t produce any points.

“In this action here, you’re going to draw attention, and this is the right play,” Snyder says as the clip shows Mitchell running a pick-and-roll on the left wing and firing a crosscourt pass to Joe Ingles.jets_021

Here come the quarterbacks.

The Giants continue their top-30 visits this week by bringing in two of the hottest prospects in the draft. Sam Darnold of USC arrives Monday afternoon, dines with members of the coaching staff in the evening and spends Tuesday at the team facility. Josh Allen of Wyoming arrives Tuesday afternoon and, one day after Darnold, does the dinner and meet-and-greet deal as well. The Giants already have had Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield in for private visits.
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This is an opinion shared by Saints head coach Sean Payton, who continues to win with Drew Brees as his quarterback. The Saints have the 27th-overall pick in this year’s draft and thus Payton is not looking to take one of the top quarterback prospects.

I don’t see [Andrew] Luck in this draft, and I don’t see Carson Wentz, who I liked a lot coming into the draft, Payton told MMBQ.com. I’d feel a little bit uneasy if I were at the top of this draft and I decided I had to have a quarterback. The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that. But we can’t create ’em. I wouldn’t be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I’d guess it would be Sam Darnold.

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Leaf played in just 25 NFL games and was out of the league by 2002, having thrown for 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions, with a 48.4 completion percentage.

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Mayfield has been closely linked with the Jets, who have the No. 3 pick in the draft.
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NFL used new catch rule in Super Bowl replay decisions

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ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio said a conversation with Al Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, indicated it was clear the rule already was in place for replay rulings on touchdown catches by Zach Ertz and Corey Clement.

Brissett is under contract for $735,076 in 2018 and $890,114 in 2019, and though Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed optimism at Andrew Luck’s rehab, the team’s starting quarterback has not played in more than a year. Thus, Brissett comes with a modest price tag and with value to the franchise considering his 17 starts.
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The Colts acquired Brissett from the Patriots before the start of the season, and he went 4-11 with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

That has become a common tactic among clubs making coaching changes, lining up the top decision-makers to create some unity of message.

Robinson was hired in 2016, and the Titans have gone 18-14 since, making the playoffs last year for the first time since 2008.

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Of course, Bennett isn’t simply accused; he has been indicted on felony charges. While that process doesn’t require much evidence and the defendant has no representation, grand juries typically don’t indict on felony charges without any evidence whatsoever of wrongdoing.

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Players Coalition flexes advocacy muscles at Harvard, state house

Professional athletes in general, and NFL stars in particular, are used to being the centers of attention. Even they, however, don’t always anticipate how much power their presence and voices really pack.
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This week, the Players Coalition resumed lending their voices and platforms to criminal justice reform, and they saw state legislators, local and national community leaders and academic experts take notice, in large numbers and to quick effect.

You got to go through whoever it is anyway, Lue said, downplaying the significance of the implications if Cleveland stays at No. 4. The best team is going to win their matchup, so play them first round, second round, third round, you still got to get through ’em, so it really doesn’t matter. As long as we’re healthy, find our rhythm, we’ll be fine.

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All those injuries mean that Golson left the Steelers without playing in a preseason or regular season game. He will try for better results with the Raiders, but it’s anyone’s guess what that might look like given his inactivity over the last three years.
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Should Cleveland fall to No. 4 and win its first-round series, it would potentially face the No. 1-seeded Toronto Raptors in the second round, rather than in a conference finals matchup, should both teams advance.