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Peyton Manning Jersey approached about becoming part-owner of Panthers, report says

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According to the Charlotte Observer, Manning was approached by Charleston billionaire Ben Navarro about joining his group that is bidding on the Panthers.

The CEO of Sherman Financial Group, Navarro is believed to be the leading bidder for the Panthers at $2.6 billion. He’s hoping Manning will become a limited partner in his ownership group.

All that is (grade) A, A-plus, he said. He’s got a great demeanor, he’s got a great face, attitude is really good, (he’s) smart, studies real hard, the locker room stuff (presence around his teammates). I think it’s all good.

He was the second draft choice the Chiefs got under contract Monday, joining Armani Watts. The Chiefs previously signed Tremon Smith, leaving three of the team’s draft picks unsigned.

Kansas City is trying McKenzie inside at guard and center after he played defensive tackle at the University of Tennessee.

McKenzie’s uncle, Raleigh, was an NFL offensive lineman for 16 seasons for the Chargers, Eagles and Packers. Kahlil’s younger brother, Jalen, plays offensive tackle at Southern California.

The Steelers wore the bumblebee uniform six times starting in 2012, but haven’t worn them since the 2016 season.聽
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Another option for the Steelers could be the original Pittsburgh Pirates uniforms that they wore during their inaugural season back in 1933.聽

On the other hand, they might not want to go that route since they’ve already worn those as throwbacks. Back in 1994, the Steelers wore the original Pirates uniforms for the NFL ‘s 75th anniversary season.聽

AAF will welcome “best available players,” without regard to social stances

The NFL allegedly has shunned Colin Kaepernick for his non-football activities. The Alliance for American Football says it won’t.

“Best available players,” AAF co-founder Charlie Ebersol told azcentralsports.com on Friday after the fledgling league announced Rick Neuheisel as the coach of a Tempe-based team. “You show up and you can play and you want to play in our league, then we want to talk to you.”

Which brings into question, once again, the question of whether the new helmet rule will change the between-the-tackles running game, where plenty of players routinely dip their helmets as they try to create holes, collapse blocking plans, gain yardage, and make tackles. The league has still yet to explain that specific wrinkle.

So, basically, there’s still a long way to go before this new rule and its implications can be fully and properly understood. The sooner everyone knows precisely what is and isn’t allowed, the better.

Here’s a look at all 16 games on the Niners’ schedule and whether they’re set up to make a big move up the standings.

Toughest tests: The Niners face a brutal road schedule outside of the NFC West, as the Chiefs and Chargers, as well as the Packers and Vikings, figure to be the two best teams in their respective divisions. Tampa Bay also makes for a long trip from San Francisco Bay. The degree of difficulty will be raised for Garoppolo, who’s 7-0 in the NFL as a starter, with duels against Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers and Kirk Cousins.

Biggest breaks: The 49ers have a good home schedule. They will be a lot better than last year’s 3-5 at Levi’s Stadium while facing a slew of sub-.500 opponents from last season. That will be San Francisco’s boon as it tries to make a surprise run to the playoffs.
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The Golden State Warriors have listed Andre Iguodala as doubtful for Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.
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Iguodala sustained a left leg contusion when he banged knees with James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.

A Warriors source said the bruise got worse overnight, so Iguodala was held out of practice on Monday. The bruise is slightly below the knee.

What a game. What an experience. We had a lot of guys pitching in, winger T.J. Oshie said. The biggest guy of all had to be Holts. He played fantastic, back to back shutouts.

Elite Kids Jakob Silfverberg Jersey Tampa Bay, which rebounded from losing the first two games at home to win three straight for a 3-2 series lead, had plenty of chances. A couple of shots clanged off the post, Yanni Gourde was unable to get his stick on a loose puck in front on an empty net and the game gradually slipped away.

Washington was the more physical team in evening the series with a bruising 3-0 victory in Game 6. They played with urgency from the start again Wednesday night and never let up.

Tampa Bay’s last goal in the series came 33 seconds into the second period of Game 5, which the Lightning went on to win 3-2.

He’s a nightmare to coach against, to game-plan, to figure out how you can keep him away from the basket.

The 48-year-old Budenholzer went 213-197 in five seasons with the Hawks. Budenholzer was named the NBA Coach of the Year Josh Bellamy Jersey in 2015, when he led the Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins and an appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. The Hawks held foes to 97.1 points per game and 36 percent shooting that season.
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Atlanta went an Eastern Conference-worst 24-58 this season. But they were rarely blown out, losing 21 games by fewer than 10 points and only seven by 20 or more points.

Atlanta is rebuilding. Budenholzer now takes over a team moving into a new downtown arena that is in position to challenge for a top-four seed in the East next year — especially if it can play more consistent defense.

I think with the individual talents we have in Milwaukee … I think one of the words I used in the interview process was, ‘How can we unlock this talent defensively?’ Budenholzer said. I just think there’s so much to work with.

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Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel’s rookie season came to an early end due to an ankle injury that required a surgical repair.
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Word early in the offseason was that the hope was for Samuel to be ready to return at training camp in August, but that schedule may have been pushed up a little bit. Multiple reports from Carolina’s OTA practice on Tuesday have Samuel on the field going through drills and Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer shared a video that showed the 2017 second-round pick running well.

Still, Morales made it clear he can’t compare to Otani as a two-way player.

He’s from another world, Morales said through a translator. I don’t think you can compare anyone to him. What he does is something amazing.

Los Angeles has lost six of seven and eight of 11.

It was obvious, we were just a little flat tonight, right-hander Garrett Richards said.
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The Angels have scored three runs or fewer in nine of their past 10 games.

The overriding factor in discussions, Jones said, is the interest of fans.

I’m not trying to diminish issues of our rights here, he said. But the No. 1 thing here is our fans. And I know our fans want us to zero in on the game, zero in on football. They want to come to the game and get away from a lot of the other issues that are out there.

Game Mens Shaquille O’Neal Jersey One thing that is certainly from my standpoint is I’m trying to figure out the very best way for when somebody thinks ‘NFL,’ they think about who is starting at quarterback and who is going to come out hot in the third quarter. We’ve got to make sure Curtis McElhinney Jersey that whatever we decide here, it’s oriented toward getting their minds on what’s going on on the football field.

Jones said that no one came to this meeting with a blank but said there were no new ideas expressed.

I don’t know that I heard any new ideas, which doesn’t mean ‘not worthy’ ideas, Jones continued. But there is no inventing the wheel here. This is pretty straightforward. I didn’t hear anybody that had an [obvious] answer.

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The New York Giants are still attempting to resolve the drama that surrounded the team under then head coach Ben McAdoo last season.
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Bringing in a new head coach in Pat Shurmur to change the environment should help. But there’s still some leftover issues stemming from the McAdoo era.

The status of former first-round pick Ereck Flowers is a prime example of this. Flowers has been absent from the first organized team activities of the offseason. According Authentic Alex Ovechkin Jersey to Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins, the left tackle’s absence is primarily due to the Giants signing veteran Nate Solder in free agency.

While that might very well be true, Shurmur is not interested in Collins’ opinion on the situation.

The Steelers probably expected more than 14.5 sacks in three seasons from the Kentucky product. A groin injury shortened his sophomore campaign to seven appearances, but an underwhelming third year caused general manager Kevin Colbert to pause before extending his contract.

Fortunately for Pittsburgh, the defense hasn’t been dependent on a highly productive season from Dupree. The team has ranked top-10 in sacks in each of the three previous years.

Defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s brilliance in dialing up pressure from various angles allows Dupree to see one-on-one matchups鈥攐pportunities he should take advantage of in 2018.

Limited Logan Paulsen Jersey New Jersey, the state that brought the case before the court, seems poised to pounce on the new ruling right away. One New Jersey race track believes it will be ready to begin accepting sports bets in the next few weeks.

The federal government, however, will still be able to respond. The Supreme Court didn’t say that a national prohibition of sports gambling was inherently unconstitutional. Instead, it posited that the method the federal government used in PASPA鈥攑reventing states from legalizing something that’s not nationally illegal鈥攚as unconstitutional.

Texans’ Reid says time with brother gave him jump start

Stanford’s defensive back Justin Reid runs a drill during Pro Day in Stanford, Calif. Reid of the Houston Texans used to frequent his older brothers house to watch NFL game film and study game preparations. The visits while he was at Stanford gave him a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL life of his older brother, Eric Reid, who was thriving with the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File More HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Reid used to frequent his older brother’s house to watch NFL game film and study game preparations.

The Texans rookie safety was at Stanford then, and the visits gave him a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL life of his older brother, Eric Reid, who was thriving with the San Francisco 49ers. On Friday afternoon, Justin Reid was looking forward to calling his brother back in the Bay Area to talk about Day 1 of his own NFL journey with Houston.

He is expected to compete with Andre Hal at free safety next to strong safety Tyrann Mathieu, who played alongside Eric Reid at LSU. Coach Bill O’Brien praised Justin Reid for his size, speed and smarts. Reid raised eyebrows at the NFL combine with a 40-yard dash time of 4.40 seconds, second-fastest among safeties.

Instead, the Saints want to be smart about utilizing the NFL’s reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The mistake would be that Alvin gets 15 more carries and that’s not the direction we would expect to go, coach Sean Payton said Saturday at the team’s rookie minicamp. I don’t think that is wise.

Saints running backs coach Joel Thomas echoed Payton on the dangers of projecting more carries for Kamara during the first four games of the season.

I think it would be a disservice to him, Thomas said. Let’s be honest here — he’s excelled with the ratio he’s had, whether it’s the carries or the combination with the catches, as well.

It’s almost a number that you want to get to that he’s still getting the touches that he’s had in the past. But maybe they occur through two, three or four more carries, and two or three less receptions. By all means, we don’t want to sit there and run the tread off the back with him early in the season because this thing it’s a marathon, 16 games. Four games there, I think we’ve got the talent — offensively and in the backfield — to go ahead and push through this little process. colts_013

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Antonio Callaway grew up in such a rough part of Miami that it’s remarkable he’s still standing, let alone standing in front of a group of reporters in a Browns uniform.
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The worst of the worst, he said on day two of Browns rookie minicamp Saturday. From killing to drug selling to you name it, I’ve seen it at a young age.

It was just him, his mom and his four little sisters growing up. They didn’t have much but each other.

Brown is the rare receiver dominant enough to make a legitimate run at MVP honors. The emergence of Smith-Schuster enabled the Steelers to trade malcontent deep threat Martavis Bryant, who has been replaced by second-round rookie James Washington. Don’t sleep on McDonald, who bypassed James in the pecking order and hauled in 10 passes for 112 yards in the playoff loss to Jacksonville.

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Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told NJ.com that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told him that marijuana would be a safer alternative, and he found that it was. Now he’s an advocate for medical marijuana 鈥?even as the NFL tells him he’s not allowed to use it and play in the league. I am hopeful that I’ll be able to keep playing football, James said.

It is a game that I love very dearly. I know right now I’m doing something that makes some people uncomfortable, and that I’m going against the establishment to push for a change in the way they look at this medicine.

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Falcons QB Matt Ryan Jersey wanted deal done before camp

The last time Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan experienced the uncertainty of a Brynden Trawick Authentic Jersey contract extension, the discussions lingered just before the start of training camp in 2013.
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This time around, Ryan had a preference to avoid any outside distractions before signing a blockbuster five-year, $150 million deal with $100 million guaranteed last week.

Ryan is 95-63 as a starter and has led the Falcons to three NFC South titles and the playoffs in six of the past 10 seasons, including the Super Bowl in 2016. He was selected to four Pro Bowls (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016) and garnered a first-team All-Pro selection and the NFL’s MVP in 2016 after passing for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns, both career highs.

Ronald Leary Womens Jersey Ryan, however, doesn’t view his record-setting contract for a quarterback as a reward for his accomplishments.

Instead, he views the deal as motivation to remain among the league’s elite quarterbacks.

I think it’s more so than anything, I think it’s incentive, Ryan said. I’ve always felt like your job as a player is to go earn every dollar and have that mindset that every day you wake up it’s about working as hard as you possibly can. So, I guess it’s more incentive for me moving forward to play my best football as I continue to mature in this league.

The Bengals’ transaction list on Friday also includes the signing of 10 undrafted free agents. The group includes another college quarterback in Quinton Flowers of South Florida, although he is moving to running back as he tries for a spot in the pros. UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd, East Carolina defensive end Gaelin Elmore, Colorado Mesa tackle Austin Fleer, UCF tight end Jordan Franks, Hawaii safety Trayvon Henderson, Connecticut linebacker Junior Joseph, Old Dominion running back Ray Lawry, Arkansas State defensive end Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, and Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley.

Remember all the doubts about whether James Harden and Chris Paul could work together? Those questions seem hilarious now. The Rockets rewrote the franchise record books en route to the best record in the league as Harden staked claim to what should be his first MVP award.

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Chris Mullin Elite Jersey The Texans remain hopeful running back D’Onta Foreman can return in time for training camp. Foreman tore his left Achilles on a non-contact play, ending his rookie season on a 34-yard touchdown run against the Cardinals in December.
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You see, I didn鈥檛 know what the perfect play was versus their coverage, but I did know I had the perfect player. Jason made a move that was rare but brought him wide open. Any high school QB could have delivered that ball. The secret to the play was trusting the best player to be the best player . . . and he was.

Jason, you have set the standard for every player and coach who walks through the Cowboys facility that there鈥檚 one way to play and there鈥檚 one way to practice. And guess what, you can be a great teammate and husband and father while doing it.
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To the best I ever played with.

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The former Cowboys quarterback penned his good friend and favorite target, Jason Witten, a heartfelt goodbye letter he posted on social media Monday night.

It鈥檚 hard to describe how special Jason Witten is.

Sometimes in life you are lucky to come across someone that will change your life. Most of the time you don鈥檛 realize it at the moment the profound impact and impression someone will have on you. The difference with Jason Witten is that I knew right away the impact he would have on me. Not only was Jason the most talented, humble and hardest working individual on our football team, but he was one of the most genuine, good-hearted people you could ever meet.

Some things that are etched in my memory are the workouts in the off-season during our younger years. Jason wouldn鈥檛 give an inch. He had to work the hardest. It was just inside him to give maximum effort every single day.

Tampa Bay needs to reload in the secondary after ranking as the worst defense in total yards and against the pass in 2017.

Browns (from Texans) — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: If quarterbacks are taken with top three picks for the first time since 1999, Cleveland stands to be perhaps the primary benefactor. With their new QB already in tow, the Browns can then snap up a cornerstone at another position. Barkley’s rare blend of power, speed and agility place him on a level that few incoming running backs from the past 10 years can match.

Buccaneers — Derwin James, S, Florida State: Whether in coverage, run support or on a blitz, James makes plays and brings much-needed leadership with his confident demeanor.

With Tyrod Taylor able to open the season as starter, Hue Jackson can keep Allen out of the fire as he gets a better handle on his subpar mechanics and ball placement (56% completion rate in college). But Jackson needs to show he can tailor his offense to Allen’s skill set after doing few favors last year for DeShone Kizer, another talented but raw rookie.

2. Giants — Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California: This spot may be where the draft truly begins to take shape. New general manager Dave Gettleman has a wealth of options, whether  taking a non-quarterback who can help Eli Manning and Co. right away or trading back to stockpile picks. New York hasn’t had a top-five pick since 2004, however, and should strongly the consider the opportunity to take a franchise passer. Darnold is a prodigious talent whose physical and mental makeup make him a perfect pick as Manning’s apprentice.

Drafted Semi Ojeleye with the 37th pick in the draft and watched the rookie emerge as a sturdy NBA-ready defender whom the team can confidently throw at players such as the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. (During the regular season, only Al Horford guarded Antetokounmpo more often than Ojeleye during four meetings between the teams.)

Convinced All-Star Gordon Hayward to sign a four-year, $128 million contract, making it the second straight summer Ainge had landed one of the premier free agents on the market after landing Horford in 2016.
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