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There have been reports of trouble within the New England Patriots organization for a few months now and Tom Brady’s comments on Monday night might have added more fuel to the fire.
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The New England quarterback was at the Milken Institute Global Conference and was asked by sportscaster Jim Gray if he feels appreciated by the Patriots organization.

It’s not the most reassuring answer that things are going fine over in Foxborough, as owner Robert Kraft and heach coach Bill Belichick have suggested.

Even as the expectations have been lowered to the most elementary form of respect, a simple acknowledgment of right and wrong, the NFL continues to show it is no better at standing up for equality than the Browns are at winning a football game, no better than Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman is at throwing passes against the Chargers defense, and no better than the Saints defense is at holding a lead in the playoffs with 10 seconds left.

With regard to the rationale behind the policy, Smith told ESPN’s Mike Greenberg (h/t Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Brad Marchand Jersey Smith), It smacks as more of a desire to exert control rather than a desire to stand up and support the rights and freedoms that our country was founded on.

The NFL approved a new policy Wednesday that will fine teams if their players protest on the sidelines during the national anthem before games.

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The NFLPA released a statement Wednesday regarding the league’s decision:

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Keenum leveled up from career benchwarmer status when he climbed off the bench to throw for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns in 14 starts last year, leading the Vikings to an 11-3 record and taking them to the NFC Championship Game.

Byron Jones learning to play cornerback all over again

The Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round not knowing exactly where he would fit in their secondary. Three years later, they still aren’t positive what he is.

As a rookie in 2015, Jones started seven games at safety and four games at corner. It’s the last time he played corner in the NFL, having started all 16 games at safety each of the past two seasons.

But new secondary coach Kris Richard has moved Jones back to cornerback. Richard likes bigger corners, and Jones stands 6 feet, weighs 205 pounds and has 32-inch arms. Jones looks the part.

Donovan Mitchell had an outstanding rookie campaign and projects as the primary scorer for the Utah Jazz next season as well. He should only get better.

Arvidsson, together with Nashville Predators teammates Forsberg and defenseman Mattias Ekholm, joined the Swedish team during the tournament after the Predators were eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

“We had the puck a lot,” Arvidsson said. “They did a great job defending.”

Sweden outshot Switzerland 38-27 but could not get the puck past goaltender Leonardo Genoni.

Switzerland finished runner-up for the third time after 2013 and 1935. It has never won.

“We battled hard … all the tournament long,” Switzerland defenseman Mirco Muller said. “Once you look at the bigger picture, it’s huge for Swiss hockey. But right now, there’s a disappointment. We definitely had our chances.”ravens_104

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The Washington Capitals stood at their bench, waiting for the hot lap around the rink to end before practice could begin on Wednesday morning. As is tradition, the team switched up the skater taking the first lap after a road loss.
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Captain Alex Ovechkin had opened practice with a hot lap since Game 6 of the semifinals, when they eliminated the Penguins in Pittsburgh. But a Game 5 loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning meant a new skater before Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals: their 55-year-old head Garry Gilliam Womens Jersey coach, Barry Trotz.

We had to change. We lost here last time, Trotz said after practice. I look at it real simply: They called my number. At this time of year, you’re all-in. I was ready.

Moments like this are symbolic of the Capitals’ approach to this postseason. A team that has been synonymous with playoff tension and dread is having fun out there, even as Game 7 arrives and with it a chance to play for the Stanley Cup.

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Sweden is going for a third world title in six years.

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Trailing 1-0 in the second, the U.S. had a four-minute power play but allowed a short-handed goal by Magnus Paajarvi, who scored on a rebound after goaltender Keith Kinkaid stopped Mikael Backlund on a breakaway.

Hornqvist stretched the lead to 3-0 on a power play, and Sweden underlined its control when Mattias Janmark made it 4-0 just 11 seconds later.

Arvidsson added his second into an empty net in the final period, and Adrian Kempe finished it off with the sixth. Sweden earned its ninth win from nine games in this championship.

The U.S. pressured in the opening period, outshooting Sweden 16-8 and 41-19 overall. But it was the Swedes who went ahead. Arvidsson knocked in a loose puck in the crease following a shot from above the right circle by Filip Forsberg.

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Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris was suspended for one game by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse, it was announced Tuesday.
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Harris, the Chiefs’ No. 2 tight end behind Travis Kelce last season, will sit out the season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 9 in Los Angeles.

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It is something that we want to get resolved, McVay said. As far as a timetable, don’t really have any dates on that.

Donald, who turns 27 on Wednesday, is entering the fifth year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to earn $6.89 million, but he is seeking to become one of the highest-paid players in the league.

The Rams’ defense underwent significant changes this offseason to better accommodate defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ 3-4 scheme. Outside linebacker Robert Quinn was traded to the Miami Dolphins, and linebacker Alec Ogletree was dealt to the New York Giants.

The Rams acquired Peters in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs and cornerback Aqib Talib in a trade with the Denver Broncos. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh signed as a free agent.

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Consistently playing below 300 pounds, his lanky frame is the first thing that gets noticed. But his positive attributes show up on tape more than his weaknesses. Mass and functional strength are concerns and he still needs plenty of technical work, but a team could look to draft and stash him based on his starter’s traits and ability.

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Ajayi was in Los Angeles to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live with fellow Eagles running back Corey Clement on Feb. 5, though it’s unclear if his appearance coincides with the dates of the alleged incident.

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The 24-year-old Ajayi was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Dolphins around mid-season last year, and joined the Eagles with rumblings of locker room chemistry issues leading to his departure from Miami.

Saints won’t increase Kamara’s carries with Ingram out

Saints running back Alvin Kamara stands first in line to see increased action with Mark Ingram serving a four-game suspension to start the regular season.

Don’t expect the Saints, however, to force feed touches to the all-purpose Kamara, who totaled 728 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on 120 carries and 826 yards receiving and five touchdowns on 81 catches in 2017.

Payton said the team would be open to considering a veteran like Adrian Peterson if it came down to that. But the Saints currently don’t plans to go that route and are comfortable in maintaining the status quo for now.

Earlier this week, the NFL players union filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of Eric Reid, now a free agent after five seasons in San Francisco, including a Pro Bowl rookie season in 201Eric Reid has been a strong supporter of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

Last week, Eric Reid filed a collusion claim similar to one filed by Kaepernick in 2017 where several league owners and executives were deposed, including Texans owner Bob McNair. Justin Reid said he he hasn’t had a lot of time to digest his feelings on his brother’s decisions – but he supports all of them. ”I’m proud of my brother and supportive of everything he does, the same way I support all of my family members,” Justin Reid said. ”If they believe what they’re doing is right, then they should do it.” Asked to describe for NFL owners what kind of person his older brother is, Justin Reid vouched for him, emphatically.

”You should just hold a conversation with him,” Justin Reid said. ”I won’t speak for Eric, I’ll let him deliver his own message. But if you held a conversation with him, then you’d really understand what he’s standing for.” The Texans used their first draft pick on Justin Reid, selecting him 68th overall in the third round. colts_034

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Anthem protesters Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid spotted working out at East Bay college More Students at Cal State East Bay in Hayward caught glimpse of an unusual sight on Tuesday. On the turf of Pioneer Stadium were two NFL exiles, running through a series of Melvin Gordon Jersey drills. Former 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, both free agents, were spotted working out at the quiet East Bay campus over the past two days. The Mercury News’ Cam Inman dropped in on Tuesday, but was politely turned down for an interview. We’re just here getting in a workout, Kaepernick told him. Although Kaepernick has been living primarily in New York for the past year, Reid lives nearby; he’s a Fremont resident.
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Another top regional performer has listed Rutgers in his top list of schools heading into a sudden Wednesday decision. A 6-1, 185-pound three-star safety out of Baltimore, Giovanni Biggers is one of The Boys’ Latin School’ s top play-makers on its roster. And there are two teams with a good chance of adding him to the fold: Rutgers and UNC.

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Some think that Flacco will still get all of 2018 to turn things around, given his salary and cap number. King suggests it’s hardly a given, writing that Flacco will get the first shot, and he may well play well enough to beat back Jackson.

Here’s the thing: The Ravens seem to be determined to give Jackson a chance to play, probably in a Slash-style role like the one Kordell Stewart filled as a rookie in Pittsburgh 23 years ago.

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When Jason Witten finally waded through the long lines of well-wishers and started his retirement press conference at the Cowboys’ facility on Thursday, he opened by telling a story about his first coach in the NFL.
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Given that review of his career, it’s little surprise that Parcells also said that he expects Witten to join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at some point in the future.

Mayfield spent most of this weekend’s rookie minicamp working from under center, probably more snaps than he took in college while in the shotgun formation.

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There were a few faulty exchanges on his first day, less as the minicamp went along. It’s not remotely close to a deal-breaking concern, but it is something he’ll have to adapt to at the NFL level, and getting a clean exchange and drop-back will be important since he’s (in case you missed it) not the tallest quarterback in the draft.

It’s not that the Browns aren’t going to put him in the shotgun, but this is the time of year for learning new things, and it’s one of the ones Mayfield will have to get used to.

The Ravens traded up and selected Jackson with the final pick of the first round. The former Louisville superstar might not have been the first quarterback selected, but he’s certainly the most exciting.

Jackson, whose athletic ability will bring back memories of Michael Vick, racked up 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns on 655 carries during 38 games at Louisville. He’s far from being the most effective thrower, but he is probably a bit underrated at this point. He completed 59 percent of his passes last season, but his 10.5 aDOT was on the high side, and yet he was off target on only 9.7 percent of his throws.

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Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is taking his first visit with a team since being released by the Giants last month.
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Jordan Raanan of reports that Marshall is visiting with the Seahawks. Marshall was released by the Giants after one season with the team in a move that saved them over $5 million in cap space.

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Perhaps a little too quick.

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Green signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent last year and made his regular season debut in December. He ran 42 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns over the final five games of the season.

With Green off the roster, Blount and Johnson join Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner on the depth chart at running back in Detroit.
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The FBI investigation into college basketball last fall centered around Christian Dawkins, a runner working for ASM Sports, a sports agency headed by Andy Miller. Dawkins allegedly helped funnel money to prospects through assistant coaches and shoe companies. Once a player signs with an agent or accepts money from an agent, he is ineligible according to current NCAA rules.

Tennessee would love to see Harold Landry slip and might even look to move up to get him.

Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: As the Chicago Blackhawks prepare for an eventual world without Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, I see them depending a lot on Alex DeBrincat for scoring. The 20-year-old winger quietly (because of the Blackhawks’ struggles) scored 28 goals this season. Though he exceeded even Chicago GM Stan Bowman’s expectations in Year 1, there’s a reason Chicago drafted DeBrincat: he finds a way to score.

Cornerback: This has been an area of need ever since Josh Norman’s infamous departure. Next to James Bradberry, newly signed Ross Cockrell should slot in as the new No. 2 corner. Even still, the Panthers could use as much help as they can get with the position still in a less than ideal state.

Running Back: The release of Jonathan Stewart means Carolina should be looking for another member of the backfield to complement 2017 first-round pick Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers will give Cameron Artis-Payne, a 2015 fifth-round pick, the first crack at replacing Stewart but another young, between-the-tackles runner should be brought in for depth and insurance purposes.

Expect the Titans to trade back if possible on draft day. Davenport could be a nice replacement. If Leighton Vander Esch were to slip this far, the Titans would take him. A sleeper pick, and likely pick if they move back, would be Florida State’s Josh Sweat.

Without many pressing needs, the Falcons should look to take advantage of a deep defensive tackle and offensive line class. Coaches speak glowingly about Payne’s maturity and consistent improvement over his time at Alabama.

If the Panthers have confidence in Artis-Payne to take Stewart’s vacant role and therefore hold out on selecting a running back until Day 3, then Kalen Ballage could be the answer. He’s an athletic phenom and proved it at the Combine (6-1, 225 pounds, 4.46 40-yard dash, 33.5 vertical). At Arizona State he showed his stuff as a powerful runner who still possessed breakaway speed and could catch the ball out of the backfield. He’s not exactly the same size as Stewart (5-10, 240 pounds) but he has the skills to be an excellent third option in the run game with the chance to compete for some meaningful touches.canucks_1157