Lamar Jackson prefers game speed to the 40-yard dash

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson chose not to run the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine or his Pro Day workout. After throwing nearly 60 passes for scouting on Thursday, he explained why he chose not to run.

“Game speed is going to tell it all,” Jackson told Mike Mayock of NFL Network. “You’ve go to catch me first.”

The venerable Packers wide receiver is the most notable, shocking cut so far, trumping the Dolphins’ decision to part ways with Ndamukong Suh. Rodgers moves on with recently extended Davante Adams and Graham as his go-to guys, but it’s sad to see Nelson leave.

Rodgers should be looking at all these QB contracts, led by those of Garoppolo and Cousins, and knowing he’ll get his relative discount contract double-checked again by the Packers. Martin, the best guard in the league, becomes a free agent in 2019. After what Norwell got, Martin should already hear all that cha-chinging coming out of Jerry Jones’ cash register.

It’s not clear yet whether Buck and Aikman will accept that offer. They’ll obviously want more money for more work, and they might object to the schedule. Buck, in particular, already has a busy schedule in the fall because he handles baseball postseason games for FOX. The network might need to give the pair some Sundays off to avoid burning them out.

FOX made a major five-year investment in Thursday nights and wants to find the right broadcast team. Other potential analysts whose names have surfaced include the recently retired Joe Thomas and Carson Palmer.

But, in an 82-games-in-176-days approach, there is only so much that any team can do to stay fresh.

“The demands of the schedule are insane,” Malone said, but he prefaced that remark by noting that when the NBA releases its regular-season schedule in August, every NBA head coach can spot something to grumble about.flames_014

Predators accept Presidents’ Trophy, beat Blue Jackets 4-2

The Nashville Predators embraced every bit of their chase for the franchise’s first Presidents’ Trophy right down to captain Roman Josi grabbing hold with his left hand during their pregame ceremony.
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Now it’s time to chase the hardware the Predators really want: The Stanley Cup.

It was nice to take a minute just to acknowledge that, Laviolette said. Our guys are proud of it. They worked really hard this year. They stayed focused for the entire year. It’s all been part of a vision of something bigger than what happened tonight.

Nashville followed up the trophy presentation by winning its franchise-record 53rd game this season to finish with 117 points.

Goalie Pekka Rinne made 22 saves through two periods before being replaced by Juuse Saros. Rinne finished 42-13-4 this season.

Austin Watson also scored for Nashville, which goes into the postseason having won two straight.

Josh Anderson and Brandon Dubinsky scored for Columbus.

That leads me to my decision to build around Holiday tonight. The Pelicans are as motivated as anyone, and Holiday is in what looks like takeover mode. Contributing in multiple categories each and every night, Holiday is priced for the top end of his spectrum, but there’s no reason he shouldn’t get there in a fast-paced game with the Clippers, who are one of the most generous guard matchups in the league.

It’s a perfect night to load up on Pelicans, as my colleagues have also pointed out, and Mirotic is underpriced after three consecutive games of at least 25 points and six rebounds. Facing a Clippers team that’s been eliminated from playoff contention, the Pelicans are still trying to solidify a spot for themselves, and Kenny Stabler Youth jersey Mirotic’s scoring and rebounding give him a chance to exceed 40 daily fantasy points in this one.
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Adrian Gonzalez and Jay Bruce each had an RBI single off Marlins ace Jose Urena (0-2), who allowed three runs in five innings.

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Twelve carries isn’t enough to base a meaningful sample on, so I’m not suggesting that Blount is a terrible goal-line back, but just that he had an ugly season as the hammer in 2017. Before 2017, Blount had converted 42.4 percent of his 66 goal-line carries into scores, which was narrowly above the league average of 38.4 percent. Blount also offers virtually nothing as a receiver and was on the field for just 15 third-down snaps as a pass protector, so all of his value is tied up in what he does with the ball in his hands as a runner.

Given that Blount had to wait until May to sign a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Eagles last year, it’s a bit of a surprise that the 31-year-old got a raise to a sign a one-year, $2 million deal with the Lions that could rise to $4.5 million with incentives. Blount should be an upgrade on Ameer Abdullah in short-yardage situations, but his role on a team that loves to throw the ball and create mismatches with its backs in the passing game is murky beyond that.

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After getting my first hit out of the way, I felt more comfortable and relaxed, Ohtani said. And everyone around me was doing a good job too, making it tough for the pitcher. That was a factor.

The homer was Ohtani’s second hit in the majors — his first was in his first big league at-bat, at Oakland last Thursday. He also struck out the first batter he faced in his first start as a pitcher Sunday.

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Those three players are likely going in the first three rounds, simply due to the dearth of talent at the position.

Gesicki (9.97) has concerns with his blocking ability. Indiana’s Ian Thomas (9.27) has had only one season of moderate production, and comes with injury concerns. Finally, Hayden Hurst (8.31) of South Carolina is going to be a 25-year-old rookie.
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The rest of the class has its wrinkles, and there are options for the Lions if they’re not expecting a option to top the depth chart.

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It wouldn’t ensure the Lions get a starting-caliber player, or even a decent backup, but it would give the team the best shot to find a player capable of fulfilling their potential in 2018 and beyond.

After signing Michael Crabtree in free agency after Mike Wallace led their receiving group last season, the Ravens finally have a legitimate receiver on their roster. And after narrowly missing the playoffs, the Ravens will get to pick 16th overall in this month’s draft, which should give them Kirk Gibson Youth jersey an opportunity to add another receiver to the mix, though the possibility of the Ravens drafting a quarterback also exists.

Kids Corey Liuget Jersey On Wednesday, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome told reporters that they might surprise everyone with who they take in the first round.

You may be surprised at who we pick at No. 16 — if we pick at 16, Newsome said, via the Ravens’ team website.

And then, after signing Robert Griffin III a day earlier to be Joe Flacco’s backup quarterback, Newsome indicated that a quarterback could be in play when asked if the RGIII addition changes how they view their draft plans.

No, we will grade the players, set the board, and if there’s a quarterback that we feel that we can pick at any of our picks, we’ll do it, Newsome said, via the team’s website.

An attorney for Moradi says Brees attempted to bully the man after items didn’t increase in value the way the player had hoped they would.

The most compelling topic at the owners meetings in Orlando is one the league actively ignored for years but is now ready to embrace: betting on football More ORLANDO — It’s 2021, and Browns quarterback Sam Darnold runs on the field, his offense given the ball at its own 25-yard line after Pittsburgh drove for a touchdown. As everyone does after the other team scores in the post-kickoff NFL, Cleveland has 75 yards to navigate and endless possibilities for how this will go, and a few for how it’ll end. You’re sitting in Section 137 at FirstEnergy Stadium, a long throw away from the line of scrimmage, and what’s in your hand makes you feel even closer.

Its policy says: Umbrellas of all shapes and sizes are permitted in Citi Field as long as they do not interfere with another guest’s enjoyment of the game. (In other words, no monster-size golf umbrellas that will block the view of people sitting behind you.)

Mike Trout hit a tying double in the fifth and Justin Upton followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly. The Angels added insurance in the seventh, getting Andrelton Simmons’ two-run single and an RBI single from Kole Calhoun.

Ohtani began the game with four straight outs — fanning three — before allowing consecutive singles to Matt Joyce and Stephen Piscotty that set up Chapman’s first home run of 2018.

Brees claims multiple pieces of jewelry he purchased as investments over time appraised for $9 million less than he paid for the pieces. The items include a blue-diamond ring that cost about $8.2 million.

The suit claims Brees confronted Moradi and the dealer admitted to charging a substantial markup. The suit says the two were close friends.

He should restrict his game-playing to the football field, attorney Eric George said. And refrain from bullying honest, hard-working businessmen like my client.

Bill Belichick managed to finesse one year from a star wide receiver for more draft capital. Do the numbers balance out What about in Los Angeles Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason.patriots_026

Raiders agree to terms with Emmanuel Lamur

The Dolphins were hoping for a visit from Emmanuel Lamur, but the linebacker didn’t leave Oakland without agreeing to terms, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Lamur will reunite with two of his former Bengals coaches in defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and linebackers coach David Lippincott. Lamur, 28, spent his first four seasons in Cincinnati.
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He was with the Vikings the past two seasons.

Lamur has ed 71 games with 15 starts, making 180 tackles and two interceptions.

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The free agency quarterback market has settled, clearing the path for a Ryan deal.
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If Jimmy Garoppolo is worth $27.5 million per year and Kirk Cousins is worth $28 million per year, then what is Ryan worth

A new contract for (Green Bay’s Aaron) Rodgers is on the horizon this offseason, wrote CBS Sports business analysis Joel Corry, a former agent. At the very least, (Minnesota’s Kirk) Cousins has given Rodgers and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who is entering Womens Russell Okung Jersey his contract year, the ammunition to become charter members of the $30-million-per-year club. The Jets reportedly made Cousins a $30-million-per-year offer.

Ryan is a former league MVP winner who’s been to the playoff six times and has one Super Bowl appearance. Garoppolo and Cousins have never been to the playoffs.

Mewhort, who went to school at Ohio State, could also give the Bengals another option at right tackle. He started a few games there for the Colts over the years. This looks like a match that could really benefit both sides, especially if the contract is structured in a way that protects the Bengals against another major injury to Mewhort’s knees.