Brett Favre bombs ‘MNF’ audition, report says; ex-QB pushes back

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The Hall of Fame quarterback came in to audition to be an analyst for Monday Night Football but did poorly, according to the New York Post.

Favre later tweeted that he wanted to clear something up from the reports. He confirmed that he had a good meeting about possibly joining the MNF crew but didn’t say whether he auditioned for ESPN. He added that he wasn’t sure if he was interested in a broadcasting career.

If the Stanley Cup playoffs were reseeded after the first round, the Penguins (100 points) would have faced the Tampa Bay Lightning (113 points), while the Capitals (105 points) would have faced the winner of the Boston Bruins (112 points) and Toronto Maple Leafs (105 points) series.

But that’s not the format. The bracket says it’s Capitals vs. Penguins, again. And Ovechkin said he’s ready.

I can’t wait, said Ovechkin, who had two goals in the elimination game against Columbus. We believe in each other. No matter what happens, we have to stick to the plan, stick to the system. If we play the right way, we’ll find success.

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He filed a labor grievance in October, alleging that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests.

Kaepernick, 30, was deposed last week, and he also sat in earlier this year in Houston as Texans owner Bob McNair was deposed. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also has been interviewed, as has NFL executive VP Troy Vincent, according to TMZ

A decision in the case is not expected until later this year.

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Gronk: I won’t be at Patriots’ workouts, I’ve got dirt biking to work on

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t planning to show up for the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, and he isn’t shy about explaining why: Right now his focus is dirt David Price Womens Jersey bikes.
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Gronk was at Gillette Stadium today not for the Patriots but for a Supercross Foxboro event, and when asked what he’s been up to recently, he answered, I’ve been training for this dirt biking.

Wearing full Supercross gear, Gronkowski was asked whether he’ll be at the Patriots’ upcoming voluntary workouts.

This is exactly what Maccagnan, the Jets’ general manager, envisioned when he traded three second-round picks to the Colts (two this year and one next year) to move from No. 6 overall to No. 3: Darnold somehow slipping to the Jets when their number was called in Thursday night’s first round of the draft.
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Like a gift from the gods who so often have spat on the Jets over the years, the USC quarterback fell right into their lap.

Now comes the hard part: Darnold proving he was worth the freight Maccagnan sent to Indianapolis, proving he’s the quarterback the long-suffering fan base has been waiting for all these years.

Knowing the floor is critical, and that’s one of the most important jobs for the agent of a first-round prospect. The best agents know how to track down the high and the low, and they provide a candid, honest assessment of the worst-case scenario to the client.

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Within the next 12 hours or so, Fitzpatrick will know, his agent will know, and the rest of us will know where one of the best players in college football will start his NFL career.

Baltimore, meanwhile, had brought in Jackson for a visit that he said was one of the best he had. He joins the organization trying to succeed another Super Bowl-winning signal caller in Joe Flacco. The QB room will also include 2012’s No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III, who signed a one-year deal this month.

Jackson faced plenty of criticism during the pre-draft process. He chose not to hire an agent, having his mom be his manager instead. When reports surfaced about a potential position change to wide receiver, he opted not to run the 40-yard dash at the combine.

Age is only a number and Bartolo Colon is evidence of that.

The 44-year-old pitcher carried a perfect game into the eighth and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night.

I don’t ever think about what age I am or who is facing me, Colon said through a translator. I always try to do my job and I always feel happy doing my job and that’s what I think about.

He left a changeup up and I was looking over the plate and got enough of it to get it over the first baseman’s head, Reddick said.

Opposing fans in Houston gave Colon a standing ovation, and he clapped his bare hand softly against the outside of his glove.

A fan favorite all around the majors, the beefy right-hander nicknamed Big Sexy is on his ninth team in his last 11 seasons.

It was probably top three games I’ve ever been involved in, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. I was getting excited. You find yourself pulling for it, a lot of different things run through your mind in those types of situations. It was his game.

Two outs later, Colon was removed with the score tied at 1. As he walked off the field, he glanced at Reddick on third base and the two shared some words.

He looked at me and told me I was supposed to at least roll over it and not pull it like that, Reddick said. He and I go way back from our Oakland days. I told him great job. He’s one of the better guys you’ll see in the game.

Chirinos homered early for the only hit off Verlander, who struck out 11 over eight innings.

The crowd chanted his name until Lindor emerged from the dugout for a curtain call, raising both arms to the skies.

I love the Cleveland Indians fans. I love them. They’re supporters, big-time,” Lindor said. But this is where I grew up. These are my people. It’s extremely special.”

It was a triumphant return for Lindor, who on Monday went back to his grammar school in Guyabo, his hometown, to see some of his former teachers and hold a clinic for students.

The Indians and the Twins are in Puerto Rico to play a two-game series in San Juan to give back to an island that was robbed of so much by Hurricane Maria in September.

In speaking with ESPN’s Marly Rivera after Tuesday’s game, Lindor said of the reception he received: It was special, something I’ll never forget.

I want to thank everybody who came out to support us, and hopefully tomorrow I’ll come out and do the same thing, added Lindor, who told ESPN that he featured a special message of thanks to Puerto Rico and his family on his cleats for the game.
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Chargers waive Kenneth Farrow, Nick Rose

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The Chargers announced they waived running back Kenneth Farrow and kicker Nick Rose on Friday.
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Farrow signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He made the Chargers’ 53-player roster and played in 13 games with two starts as a rookie, gaining 192 yards on 60 carries. He also added 13 receptions for 70 yards.

The Chargers placed Farrow on injured reserve with a shoulder injury last season, and he missed the entire season.

Davis had 35 points and Rondo had 17 assists to tie the franchise record. Lillard and McCollum combined to shoot just 13 for 41 in the opener.

Lillard said he expected more out of himself.

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Lewis signed a four-year deal with the Titans shortly after the start of free agency and the decision set him up to take part in a partnership with Derrick Henry, who led the Titans in rushing with 744 yards last season. Lewis said he and Henry can complement each other rather well and that was one of the big factors in my decision to sign with Tennessee.

I think they’re going to use both of us, Lewis said during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Derrick’s a great back and I’m happy to be a part of the backfield with him, so I think we can form a pretty good one-two punch. But at this time of year, just learning a new system. 鈥?Whatever my role is, I’m just going to work as hard as I can to carve myself a pretty good role on Patty Mills Youth jersey this team.

It remains to be seen just how the Titans will divvy up the workload in the backfield. Henry’s 24 catches over two NFL seasons are half as many as Lewis managed over the regular season and playoffs last year, which might hint at one difference in the way the two backs are used. Lewis hasn’t had any problems moving the ball on the ground, however, so there’s a lot of options available to the Titans out of the backfield.

He drew applause on those tough throws and high-fives from teammates as he walked off the field with a big smile. It was like old times not that long ago, and nobody was surprised.

Giants to complete visits with Top 4 quarterbacks this week

Whether the Giants will draft a quarterback with the second overall pick remains to be seen, but they’re doing their homework.
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The Giants are hosting USC quarterback Sam Darnold today and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen tomorrow, Albert Breer of SI.com reports. The Giants have already hosted Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.

We won in their building on the second game so that’s the attitude we’re going to take, Neuvirth said.

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They had their chances, at times, Murray said. But we got the job done.

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Snead was suspended for three games to open last season and ended the year with just eight catches for 92 yards in 11 games. The Saints have added Cameron Meredith to a receiving corps that also includes Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn.

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The Knicks and Porzingis are entering a pivotal offseason. Mills and Perry can offer Porzingis a five-year, $157 million extension during free agency. The organization seemed comfortable with the idea of making that offer before Porzingis’ injury. It is unclear if or how Porzingis’ injury will impact their approach.
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If the Knicks offer Porzingis an extension next summer rather than this summer, it could create an additional $10 million in cap space for the club in the summer of 2019.

Porzingis said his contract situation would not have any impact on when he returns the court.

The Giants said goodbye to one of their best pass rushers Thursday, possibly clearing the way for them to draft their next great pass rusher.

The team traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers in exchange for a third-round pick (No. 69 overall). The teams also swapped fourth-round picks. The Giants moved down six spots from No. 102 overall to No. 108.
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The move is a possible signal the Giants are thinking of taking North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb with the No. 2 overall pick. Chubb is viewed as the best pass rusher in this draft and would be a better fit than Pierre-Paul in the 3-4 the Giants are moving to under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher.

Today is a bittersweet day, Pierre-Paul said in an Instagram post. I have been blessed to be part of a world class organization and fans for the last 8 years. As I look back at my career with the NY Giants, I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for each and every moment I had with NYG. As of now I’m starting a new chapter in my life as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, I will always value the time I had here in NY CITY. Thank you for the great 8 years! 90PC

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Bettcher got his hands on Jones in 2016 in Arizona and helped turn him into a star, as Jones evolved from a very good player into a great one, leading the NFL in sacks in 2017 with 17. Jones was a defensive end for the Patriots who transitioned and thrived as an outside linebacker in Bettcher’s system. Vernon will be given the same assignment, and the Giants are hoping for similar results.

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Bettcher is installing a 3-4 defensive front but cautioned he will not know for sure what he has on defense until he gets his players on the field in training camp. The key, he insisted, is about playing relentless, not applying miracle-worker status to himself or his system.
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Daryl Worley Officially Cut by Eagles After Arrest

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have released cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest early Sunday morning.

Anyone else? Nice to see Denver, Miami and Buffalo stretching their legs. Arizona and Baltimore, don’t by shy, there might be room for you. Jacksonville, too, but do Steeler Nation a favor and tell Pittsburgh to sit down and wait till next year.

Quarterbacks will command center stage when the draft commences April 26 with at least 25 percent of NFL teams — and possibly one-third — in the market for a quarterback of the future, if not the present.

How many quarterbacks are selected on opening night, and where they land in the football version of musical chairs, will be the storyline that overshadows all others in Round 1.

As an organization we hold Dez Bryant in the highest regard, and we are grateful for his passion, spirit and contributions to this team for the past eight years, Jones said in a statement. He will always be a valued member of our family. Dez and I share a personal and professional relationship that is very strong, and he is one of just a handful of players with whom I have become that close to over the past 30 years.

The move is no surprise, as Berger said during the season that he was leaning toward retirement. But he was a free agent who drew interest from the Lions and Panthers as well as the Vikings, and he decided to listen to those teams’ offers.

In the end, however, he decided he’s done.

Contrast that with last year when he traded down five times during the draft to acquire more picks. The Jets had just purged their roster of veterans and Maccagnan clearly was in pick acquisition mode to try to add more rookies to a rebuilding roster.

When you examine the ages of the players Maccagnan drafted, an interesting pattern emerges. With his early picks, he has taken younger players. This may just be a product of players being selected high who left college a year early, but it seems to be important to Maccagnan, who has cited the ages of some of the players after they are drafted. steelers_031

Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar exits vs. Rays, in concussion protocol

Injuries continue to plague the Texas Rangers, who have seen many players sent to the disabled list early in the season.
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The latest player to be bitten by the injury bug was shortstop Jurickson Profar, who exited Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning.

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The Blue Jays had originally planned to start left-hander J.A. Happ in the nightcap, but instead gave the assignment to right-hander Joe Biagini, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to be the 26th man. Happ will now start Wednesday’s series finale.

Left-hander Danny Duffy started the second game for Kansas City. The Royals called up right-hander Scott Barlow from Triple-A Omaha to be their 26th man. Right-hander Ian Kennedy was scheduled to start Wednesday.

The annual Patriots’ Day game scheduled for Monday morning at Fenway Park has been postponed because of the forecast of heavy rain.

The Red Sox made the announcement about an hour after their 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, which completed an abbreviated three-game series sweep and gave Boston an 8-1 record on its first homestand of the season.

The Giants this week complete their private visits with the top quarterback prospects. Sam Darnold of USC arrived Monday afternoon and Josh Allen of Wyoming comes in Tuesday. Previously, the Giants brought in Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield for visits.

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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 Womens Wilbert Montgomery Jersey guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I’d guess it would be Sam Darnold.

No one knows how strictly the NFL will enforce the new helmet rule

The NFL banned lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet on Tuesday, a surprising rule change that came with no advance notice to the public and resulted in fans everywhere wondering what, exactly, the new rule means.
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What are a running back and a linebacker doing when they collide in the open field? Those things could all be interpreted as lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet. If the NFL is going to tell the officials to flag this new penalty under the strictest interpretation possible, then the sport we’re going to see in 2018 will barely resemble the sport of football we’ve been watching our entire lives.

On the other hand, Sean Couturier Youth jersey this might turn out to be like the rule change from 2013, when the league put restrictions on ball carriers lowering the crowns of their helmets into tacklers. At the time the rule passed, there were warnings that the sport of football would never be the same. (Just read PFT’s comments that day.) As it turned out, the rule barely registered because it was so rarely enforced: The league told the officials only to flag the most flagrant, obvious examples of players using their helmets as weapons.

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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, owners were given a presentation yesterday of the findings of a previously secret study on gambling and the patterns of behavior associated with it.
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Such reports are secret largely because the mere mention of the word makes commissioner Roger Goodell either clam up or spasmodically say the phrase integrity of the game.

But owners heard an update on the technology available so owners were up to speed when it is legalized.

Albert Breer of SI.com added that representatives of the Buccaneers and Rams spoke to the group, since sports gambling is common in the English soccer league where their also own teams (Manchester United and Arsenal). He also spoke to Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, who said gambling could be a factor in helping the league grow into places like China.

Matt Nagy will point to Eagles as example of surviving bad times

Matt Nagy has been on the job as head coach of the Bears for much of this year, but he’s yet to step up to deliver a message in front of his entire roster.
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That will change on Tuesday when the Bears begin their offseason program. Nagy outlined two points of the message he plans to deliver, starting with getting players to understand why it’s so important for them to put on the Bears uniform. Nagy also wants to have a team that will thrive in the face of adversity and said he will point to the current Super Bowl champs as an example of what he’s trying to build in Chicago.

Fourth-year manager Kevin Cash has decided to forgo the traditional five-man rotation, opting instead for a bullpen game when the need arises. The results so far have been inconsistent, as the Rays have dropped eight straight no matter who started.

The Royals are clearly missing Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez. Their offense is at or near the bottom of the league in OBP (next to last in the league at .264) and power (tied for last in the league with two home runs). It’s not going so great on the mound, either, thanks in large part to their bullpen, which has a 6.53 ERA so far this season. — Nitzberg

[H]e’ll be a Pittsburgh Steeler in 2018, Colbert said during a visit to PFT Live during the league meetings in Orlando. Unless he did something that he didn’t do last year, I think we can assume that if we don’t get a long-term deal done he’ll show up and he’ll be as ready as he can be. Ideally, [we] would love to have him there for training camp. Not only for himself but for the rest of the team.

That thing he didn’t do last year would be a holdout that extends into, and possibly through, the 2018 season. That’s highly unlikely, given that Bell will make $14.56 million for one more year with the Steelers.
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It’s also highly unlikely that the Steelers will rescind the franchise tender from Bell at some point before he signs it.

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