Eagles quarterback Nick Foles says he never turned down potential trade to Browns

Nick Foles didn’t know his name was involved in a potential trade with the Browns.
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The Browns offered Philadelphia the 2018 NFL Draft’s 35th overall pick in exchange for Foles, according to a report from NFL.com earlier this month. The Eagles reportedly decided to decline the trade after Foles told the team he’d rather stay in Philadelphia.

There’s some risk in banking on a journeyman like Keenum as the Broncos’ unquestioned starter, but his breakout season with the Vikings last year was no joke. He completed 67.6 percent of his passes, tossed 22 touchdown passes and finished with a passer rating of 98.3. The Broncos will be in great shape in 2018 if he can repeat those numbers.聽

Keenum’s career numbers before 2017 suggest he might not, but he’ll have a good group of receivers and an elite defense to fall back on鈥攎uch like he had in Minnesota last season.聽

Lynch, a former first-round pick, is approaching bust status but will likely be the primary backup. He’ll have to beat out Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. He has a live arm and could push Lynch to be the No. 2.聽
With that backdrop, here are 10 things you might not know about the CFL, lessons Johnny Football may also be getting a crash course in…

The Titans trade into this pick to catch Evans ahead of the Patriots and Steelers. He’s the third member of the Crimson Tide’s championship defense to be selected, and he’ll deliver immediately as a high volume tackler. This was Tennessee’s weakness between Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo. Evans projects as a long-term fixture and leader inside.

Wynn was projected as an interior line prospect, and although he’s athletic enough to fit what the Patriots do in their blocking scheme under Josh McDaniels, he’s more of a project to try to fill Nate Solder’s big cleats at left tackle. It’s a strange pick, given left tackle is the only current weak spot on their line as the Tom Brady window continues to shrink.

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Johnny Manziel watches for much of first day of Tiger-Cats’ camp

Mike Golic doesn’t think Johnny Manziel will ever make it back to the NFL after signing with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (1:52)

Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ training camp as an observer.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner watched a lot of the session Sunday, a day after signing with the Canadian Football League club. Manziel threw while working with the five other quarterbacks and made short tosses to receivers, but knelt off to the side or stood with quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison during one-on-one pass drills and 7-on-7 sessions at Ron Joyce Stadium.

Gallup caught 176 passes for 2,685 yards and 21 touchdowns at Colorado State over the last two seasons. He joins a Cowboys receiver group that’s going to look much different than recent seasons thanks to Dez Bryant‘s departure and the addition of several new faces. That turnover should make a big role available to Gallup right away if he makes a smooth transition to the professional game.

The Cowboys also waived offensive lineman Jarron Jones and signed guard Damien Mama in other Monday moves.

Law enforcement will have the resources, monitoring and enforcement tools necessary to protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and abroad.”

It’s easy to understand why the NFL and other leagues would want to have one framework for gambling rather than as many as 50 different sets of rules in place. It’s also easy to understand why the league wants to find a way to take in money for their “intellectual property” and “reliable league data” in the form of integrity fees or some other avenue.

Tyronn Lue: Give credit to Tristan Thompson’s defense against Al Horford

Following a resounding 116-86 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said that the key to the team getting back into the series has been Tristan Thompson’s defense on Boston Celtics All-Star Al Horford.
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Tristan has always been great in stepping up and taking the challenge in any series, Love said. You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Tristan because Horford is really the one that makes them go. He can play a little bit of the point forward. He can do a lot of the intangibles that even for their team might not show up on the box score as well. But he did a great job on him tonight, and he’s done a great job on him the last two games.
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He’s 37 now? God dang, Lue said. We’re playing him too many minutes. We need him, though. We need him.

Like a dad getting carded at the bar while visiting his child at college during parent’s weekend, Korver didn’t mind one bit that Lue got his age wrong.

I wish I was 36, Korver said. I loved being 36.

In an interview on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 98.7 FM, Stoudemire said that he’s in great shape and training as if he were returning to the NBA.

When asked if it were accurate to say that he is contemplating an NBA comeback, Stoudemire said, That would be reality.

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The 6-foot-10 forward/center was named an All-Star six times and selected to two All-NBA first-teams, forming half of a formidable pick-and-roll duo in Phoenix with point guard Steve Nash. Stoudemire was also named 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year after entering the league directly from high school.

It’s that kind of series, said Tucker, who grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds in a team-high 44 minutes. I came out for 30 seconds and I went right back in. Coach told me, ‘They’re going with their guns, so we gotta match guns with guns.’

Carlos Dunlap opts to not attend Bengals OTAs

Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap is willing to lose $300,000, so he must be hoping for an even bigger payday.
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According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dunlap has continued his absence from Bengals workouts this offseason, by not volunteering for the first day of voluntary OTAs.

The 29-year-old Dunlap is entering the final year of the six-year, $40.6 million extension he signed in 2013, and he’s due to make $7 million this year.

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Pryor’s 2017 season with Washington also ended because of an ankle injury and he required surgery to repair it before he hit the market as a free agent. Pryor’s lone season in D.C. was largely a bust as he caught just 20 passes in nine games after a 77-catch/1,007-yard 2016 season with the Browns.
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Enunwa’s return and Pryor’s signing added to the depth at receiver for the Jets. They also have Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse back after solid 2017 seasons and round out the group with Chad Hansen, ArDarius Stewart, Devin Smith, Andre Roberts and Charone Peake.

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But like the compliments that always seem to be with Rosen, McShay’s evaluation comes with a caveat because of the quarterback’s outspoken, unique and occasionally quirky personality.

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Guys are getting paid a looot of money, Lions wide receiver Golden Tate said in a phone interview with the Free Press on Friday. There’s guys who aren’t even every-down receivers who are getting paid a lot of money, so that’s obviously refreshing as Womens Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey a receiver to see going into this market here soon.

Tate, who’s entering the final year of his contract with the Lions and hoping to sign an extension with team this summer, said his first reaction to Landry’s deal was, Whoa, and not just because it could impact the money he makes in 2019 and beyond.

The wide receiver market is very high right now, and it wasn’t very high when I came out when I was in free agency the first time, unfortunately, Tate said. It’s pretty exciting. It’s almost like, with these guys that are signing their first big deal, it’s been set. I would have never thought receivers today would be getting paid I guess what quarterbacks were getting paid just four years ago.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden sees Derrius Guice as ‘first-, second-down banger’ in running game

The Washington Redskins added another asset to their running game in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the selection of former LSU running back Derrius Guice. This has put him in a unique situation to carve out a significant role out of the backfield in his first campaign.

According to John Keim of ESPN, head coach Jay Gruden voiced that he sees Guice making more of an impact as an early-down running back due to the stable of players at the position on the roster.

He’s more of a first-, second-down banger. But I’ve seen him at his pro day catch the football. He can catch the football fine, but really, our role for him is quite easy to see. It’s first, second down.

Ingram led the Saints in rushing last season with 1,124 yards on 230 carries with 12 TDs.

Did these 5 plays convince Giants to draft Barkley?

However, what Martin says sets Barkley apart from other running backs in this year’s NFL Draft class and gives him the best chance of developing into a special player in the NFL, is his ability to be a consistently dynamic threat as a receiver.

In an offense that featured second-round pick tight end Mick Gesicki and Penn State’s all-time receptions leader DaeSean Hamilton, Barkley caught 102 passes for 1,195 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons.

I think what makes him different is his unique combination, Martin said. Guys usually with that build, who are that good of runners, they’re not usually that good a receiver out of the backfield, because of the way they’re built. They’re not nimble enough to be a good receiver. He has that. With all of that, also.

Beyond his contributions on the field, Martin echoed Giants co-owner Steve Tisch’s sentiments that Barkley’s strong character off the field gives him a chance to leave his mark both on the Giants, and the city of New York.colts_076

Lions’ draft picks appear brimming with athleticism

The 2018 NFL draft is finally in the rear view and we no longer have to look at who the Detroit Lions may select, instead concentrating on who they selected. As this is head coach Matt Patricia’s first draft, we can safely assume the players are going to be fits for his coaching schemes.
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Each ranging from very good to great athletically, each of the Lions’ picks seem cobbled together from historically great players.

One area that wasn’t talked about much are his incredibly long arms. At 33.5 inches, Walker is one of only 16 safeties since 2010 to have arms 33 inches or longer. It’s a small group, but it includes All-Pro Kam Chancellor, Pro Bowler Eric Reid, and quality starters such as Jamal Adams and George Iloka. Of that long-limbed group of defensive backs, Walker is the fastest.

Fourth-rounder Da’Shawn Hand was one of the Lions’ more athletic selections, registering a RAS of 8.90 out of 10. Now it’s up to his former position coach, Bo Davis, who currently holds the same role in Detroit, to tap that immense potential.

To be eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft, Lawrence would have to declare early, following his junior season at Clemson.

Lawrence 鈥?is a highly-skilled, big-bodied disruptive force on the interior, McShay says.

McShay has Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary going third to the New York Giants. Gary, too, would have to declare after his third college season.

Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson is not in McShay’s mock draft. In 2019 mock drafts published last week by SB Nation and CBS Sports, Patterson was listed as the No. 22 pick by the Chargers and the No. 24 selection by the Jaguars, respectively.

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Packers sign 14 undrafted free agents

The Packers are holding their rookie minicamp this weekend and they announced the undrafted free agents who have been added to the roster on Friday.
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The healthy version of Cousins would have gotten such a deal even if there is not much evidence he helps you win at the highest level. Some of that stain attaches itself to anyone who spends any time in Sacramento. But Cousins’ role in poisoning the culture there has been well-documented. He clashed with some — not all — coaches and teammates, and had the locker room on permanent egg shells. By all accounts, he has been a more congenial teammate in New Orleans, but no one is Mike Green Authentic Jersey ready to assume that persists long-term.

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When Cushing has been on the field in recent seasons, he hasn’t looked like a player with too much left in the tank. Given Jon Gruden’s desire to take the game back to 1998, the Raiders may be hoping that hopping in the time machine will remedy that.

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Let’s talk on-air talent changes. This will be Wingo’s second year as lead anchor. With Gruden leaving for the Raiders, you’re putting Herbstreit on the main desk. What are your expectations for this cast?

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Malcolm Jenkins says sponsors have been reluctant to work with him over activism

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Jenkins told Louisa Thomas of The Athletic that some sponsors have chosen to not work with him due to his prominent stance on political issues. But Jenkins is fine with that.

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Saints players still digesting Mark Ingram suspension, eager for his return

Saints players have had only a day to digest the reality that they will be without starting running back Mark Ingram for the first four games of the 2018 season.

Ingram was suspended on Tuesday after violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. He will miss games against Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Cleveland and the New York Giants. While the Saints will still have Alvin Kamara to step up in Ingram’s place for the first month, the loss of Ingram will be noticed.

“The guy isn’t retiring or anything like that,” running back Trey Edmunds said. “He’s going to be back and we’re excited and we’re ready for him.”

According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Athletic, Darian Stewart, Chris Harris, Von Miller, Emmanuel Sanders and others have made a point of working with their fellow teammates in effort to bring them along as quickly as possible.

“I’m going to teach those guys everything that I know. That’s my job,” Sanders said. “You see a lot of these cats, when they get up in age, they kind of shy away from the rookies. I will never, ever be that type of receiver that says, ‘No, I’m not going to teach this guy.’ I’m going to teach you everything that I can possibly do.

Harris has organized offseason workouts in Texas for the defensive backs. Miller will hold another “pass-rush summit” this offseason.

The Broncos lost some of that cohesion between its veterans and younger players last season, per Jhabvala, with in-fighting and resentment between the two groups. The hope is they can recapture the formula that helped lead them to a Super Bowl title three years ago.

I think maybe that was being a little too optimistic in our eyes, but we expected him back. I get the questioning. Until Andrew steps off Week One and walks out of that tunnel and starts playing again, we’re still going to answer questions. There’s still going to be doubt. And I get that. That’s why I don’t mind standing up there answering the questions. I don’t mind and I get where the doubt comes from.”

It definitely will keep coming until Luck can play. And play well. And then the question will become whether and when he suffers the next injury that make shelve him for an indefinite period of time.