Vikings, Danielle Hunter agree to reported $72M contract extension

Danielle Hunter will be a Viking for the foreseeable future.
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The team announced Wednesday it extended the defensive end’s contract. While Minnesota didn’t reveal the terms of the contract, NFL Network reported it was a five-year deal worth $72 million, with $40 million guaranteed.

Lewis can handle running between the tackles without losing his burst. He was exceptional shooting through holes in New England, and he will benefit from a superior run-blocking line in Tennessee. Lewis did not need to do much as receiver for the Patriots, but the Titans will feature him often in passing situations.

LaFleur in LA benefited from Todd Gurley, who did it all for the Rams. In Henry and Lewis, the coordinator now has one of the best combinations in the league. While the Titans try to get more aggressive with Mariota, they know their backfield will be another source of explosive Womens Tommylee Lewis Jersey plays.

Now, Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins and Jarvis Landry all collect bigger checks than Green. But unlike Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones, Green De’Anthony Thomas Jersey isn’t clamoring for more dough or skipping offseason team activities.

I think the biggest thing for me, I’m always comfortable with stuff I’m doing – I signed a deal and I’m comfortable with the deal and I just live with it, Green told the Cincinnati Enquirer. After that’s up, we go back to the board. I don’t really get caught up in what’s the money like because I signed my deal and it was the highest paid at that point. It’s going to always go up. So you can’t keep up with that.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson throws at the NFL Scouting combine.

It is finally here. The first round of the draft will begin on Thursday at 5 p.m. Arizona time and the Cardinals have the No. 15 overall selection. Numerous analysts have put on their general manager hat in an attempt to correctly handicap the first round. Here are the final choices for the Cardinals on various mock drafts as General Manager Steve Keim prepares for his all-important selection:
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ILB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech (picked by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah): It would be a bit of a surprise to see Edmunds on the board at No. 15, as he is projected to go John Riggins Jersey in the top-10. The Cardinals have talented players at linebacker, but this could fit in the best-player-available realm if the Cardinals believe Edmunds’ talent is too good to pass up.

CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State (picked by’s Charlie Campbell): The Buckeyes’ cover man has been pegged as the best cornerback in the draft. Most analysts project him to get picked before No. 15. If Ward is still available when the Cardinals are on the clock, he could be in the conversation.

The position is thriving, Gresham said.

Wilks was coy when asked about the usage rate of his tight ends this season, but they could be in line for an uptick in targets considering how rarely Bruce Arians deployed them. Gresham said the possibility of increased production doesn’t excite him.

You know I don’t care, as long as we’re winning, Gresham said. I hope my guy (Seals-Jones) catches 15 touchdowns and goes for 1,000 yards. If we win 10 games, I’m going to pat him on the butt.

That type of selflessness may not make Gresham a social media darling again, Alex Stalock Womens Jersey but it could increase the Cardinals’ chances of success.

Holden said he’s found that resolve.

Taylor Hall is the NHL MVP.

The Devils forward won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday, making him the league’s most valuable player for the 2017-18 regular season when he was announced as the recipient at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
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What did Winston say about it? Winston issued a statement after news of the NFL’s investigation broke.

I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her, the statement read. The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby backed up Winston’s story. Darby, Winston’s college teammate at Florida State, said that he was in the car with Winston at the time of the alleged incident. He said that Winston did not grope the driver.

As far as planning and going into the season, that’s why we’re going about it that way. We feel like we’ve got three guys that have all done it, but they haven’t done it over a long period of time, so I think it’s just practical thinking from that position and realizing that it’s a very demanding position.

Given McCarthy’s current stance, the Packers have options to build a running game with a view to a committee approach after finishing the 2017 season ranked 17th in the league (107.8 yards rushing per game).

Of the trio, the 25-year-old Montgomery provides the most experience as he enters a fourth season. Montgomery appeared in eight games with five starts in 2017, and totaled 273 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 71 carries, averaging 3.8 yards per carry.

Williams, 23, appeared in all 16 games (seven starts) Authentic Scott Wedgewood Jersey and led the Packers in rushing with 556 yards on 153 carries (3.6 yards per carry) in 2017, and his four rushing touchdowns tied with Jones as most on the team. Williams also led the backfield with 25 catches for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

The 23-year-old Jones, who appeared in 12 games (four starts) offers the most explosion out of the Dave Parker Authentic Jersey backfield, as he totaled 448 yards rushing on 81 carries, averaging 5.5 yards per attempt, in 2017.

Soto’s 2-run double carries Nationals past Orioles 4-2

A teenager among men, Juan Soto has impressed his teammates on the Washington Nationals with his maturity and, even more so, his potent bat.

Soto hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, and Washington beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Thursday night in the deciding matchup of a three-game interleague series between neighboring rivals.

Soto, a 19-year-old rookie, is batting .326 with 16 RBI in 28 games. Starting in the cleanup spot for the first time, he drew a walk and delivered the game’s pivotal hit.

I think we’re all amazed every single day, Washington ace Max Scherzer said. He puts together great ABs. He has antics and has some flair. He’s a great young player. He’s just enjoying himself.

He has a great feel for the strike zone, Scherzer said. To have that type of eye, it’s remarkable for him to be able to do that at this time and this age and this level.

Activated from the 60-day disabled list before the game, Colby Rasmus homered for the Orioles in his first at-bat since April 6.

Me and Max, we go way back, so I felt real good, said Rasmus, who had been sidelined with a hip injury.

It was the Madison we know, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

San Francisco won for the fourth time in five games and sent the last-place Padres to their fifth straight loss.

Bumgarner (1-2) struck out eight and walked two in his best start since coming off the disabled list. He also drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly.

It was the type of game we’ve seen so many times from him, Bochy said. We needed it because their guy pitched well, too.

Bumgarner outdueled Tyson Ross (5-5), who gave up one run and four hits in seven innings. Ross struck out three and walked three.

This is what you want to do as a pitcher, to go toe-to-toe against a guy, he said. You just have to give your team a chance to win. He was little bit better tonight.

Bumgarner began the season on the DL with a broken pinkie on his pitching hand sustained in his final spring training start when he was hit by a line drive. The ace left-hander was 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA in three previous outings since being reinstated.

Nathan Peterman has a real chance to win the Bills’ quarterback job

Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman looked absolutely terrible in his first start as a rookie last year, throwing five interceptions before getting benched at halftime. But that doesn’t mean the Bills are giving up on him.
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I feel he is good to go moving forward. Any time any of our players have an issue, it’s a concern, but I don’t think it’s anything that’s affecting his pitching right now.

GM Brian Cashman shared Boone’s lack of major concern.

Sheldon is entering his second season out of Ferris State. He originally signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Sheldon appeared in two games last year but played only 16 special teams snaps. He did not see action on defense.

He explained that he took the offending selfies at his May 2016 West Point graduation ceremony and kept them to himself until last September, when he tweeted them in solidarity with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was taking heat for kneeling for the national anthem to raise awareness of racism. Many other military personnel also tweeted in favor of Kaepernick, although most were supporting free speech, not communism.

West Point released a statement after Rapone posted the photos, saying his actions in no way reflect the values of the US Military Academy or the US Army. And US Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, called on the secretary of the Army to remove Rapone from the officer ranks.

While in uniform, Spenser Rapone advocated for communism and political violence, Sonny Jurgensen Jersey and expressed support and sympathy for enemies of the United States, Rubio said Monday, adding, I’m glad to see that Authentic Malik Hooker Jersey they have given him an ‘other-than-honorable’ discharge.

Jimmy Johnson under consideration for Cowboys’ Ring of Honor

The Cowboys have 21 members in their Ring of Honor, but Jerry Jones has elected not to add a name to the facade at AT&T Stadium since Darren Woodson in 2015. The former safety stands as the lone inductee over the past six years.
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The team has several candidates to be next to enter the Ring of Honor, including Jones himself.

Jones and Johnson, who parted ways in 1994 after back-to-back Super Bowl titles, both insisted during the 1992 team’s 25th reunion in 2017 that they have a good relationship. Johnson congratulated Jones on his Hall of Fame selection, and Jones credited Johnson for his part in the Cowboys’ dynasty.

Jones again praised Johnson at his Hall of Fame induction, where Johnson served as Jason Taylor’s presenter.

Novacek became a Mychal Kendricks Jersey favorite target of Troy Aikman after signing as a Plan B free agent in 1990. In Anthony Stolarz Youth Jersey his six seasons with the Cowboys, Novacek caught 339 passes for 3,576 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Jones comes to Tampa after three years at USC that saw him produce 3,619 yards and 39 touchdowns on 591 carries. Jones also ran track while in college and brings speed with him to the backfield in Tampa.

The Bucs also have Peyton Barber, Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims in that backfield, which should make for a competitive summer in Tampa as Jones tries to show he should be part of the mix right away.

Even when the NFL isn’t bringing attention to the anthem issue, the President will continue to talk about it.

That’s what he did on Friday morning. Asked by FOX News Channel whether any players have accepted the President’s offer to consider whether any people who have been treated unfairly by the justice system should be pardoned or have their sentences commuted, the President gave an answer — and more.

No, I haven’t heard, he said, via Kyle Griffin of MSNBC. You know, they’re all saying, ‘Oh, it has nothing to do with the flag, it’s the way we’ve been treated.’ In the meantime, they’re making $15 million a year.

Derwin James already electrifying Chargers’ defense in minicamp

There has been no easing into his rookie year for Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Derwin James.
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If anything, the Chargers have put the former Florida State safety whom they drafted with the No. 17 pick on an accelerated program. No player has taken more defensive snaps during the last few weeks of voluntary workouts or during this week’s minicamp, as James has worked at safety Tom Waddle Youth Jersey with both the first- and second-team units.

Rivers knew James would be on alert to cover the seam route, but he tried to zip a pass to the back of the zone anyway. James read the play and executed his assignment perfectly, leaping into the air to grab Rivers’ pass before ending up on the bottom of a dog pile Ben Hutton Jersey of defensive teammates. Such plays in practice have become routine for James this spring, teammates said.

He’s been doing what he does best, out here making plays. He hits pretty hard, so I’m excited to see him in pads, receiver Mike Williams said.

It will come 32 years after the U.S. first hosted the 1994 World Cup, an event which kicked off the popularity of the sport in America. It will also be played during the 250th anniversary celebrations of the country, founded in 1776. Mexico will host games for a record third time, after the 1970 and 1986 editions.

The 2026 tournament will be the first to have 48 teams. The current format has 32 teams, split into eight groups of four, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the round-of-16 knockout stage. It will be the same for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

They played toss, coach and quarterback, two survivors of shoulder surgery.

Oh, didn’t you know? Neither did I, until Reich told me Tuesday: He had the same surgical procedure as Luck, albeit at a different point in his career. Reich had his at the end of his 14 years in the NFL, after playing the final two years with a damaged shoulder, one that required surgery – just as Luck played in 2016 with a shoulder requiring surgery – because he wasn’t sure he’d be able to come back from the brutal rehab.

After initially denying reports, Mychal Kendricks apparently will sign with Browns

Mychal Kendricks apparently does have a deal with the Browns. Multiple reports say Kendricks will sign a one-year contract worth as much as $3.5 million.

Kendricks denied reports of a deal with the Browns earlier Sunday.

The only allegation in the program from Charlie Sly is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly from the Guyer [Institute] to Ashley Manning in Florida, Davies said at the time. We’re not making the allegation against Peyton Manning…. Let’s make it clear what the allegation is. The allegation in the program is very simple, that when Charlie Sly worked in the Guyer [Institute] doing part of his training… the clinic was sending out not one shipment but repeated shipments of growth hormone to Ashley Manning in Florida. That’s it.

Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season. Instead of visiting the White House, the Eagles held a previously scheduled OTA session. Although the team kept its statement short and sweet, that wasn’t the case for everyone. Several Eagles players blasted Trump for cancelling the visit. In a statement on Monday, Trump had mentioned that one of the reasons he called off the ceremony is because the Eagles disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.

Many Eagles players, including Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Zach Ertz then pointed out that every player on the roster did, in fact, stand for the national anthem during the 2017 season. In a lengthy tweet, Jenkins also pointed out the good things that the Eagles have accomplished off-the-field over the past year. We’ve fed the hungry, we’ve mentored our youth, we’ve fought to create opportunities for communities and individuals who have been disenfranchised, we’ve given scholarships, and the list goes on, Jenkins wrote.

NFL executive VP Eric Grubman leaving after 14 years

The NFL’s executive vice president of business operations is leaving after 14 years. The league informed teams of Eric Grubman’s departure in a memo Thursday, via multiple reports.
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He has handled some of the most challenging and important issues to the NFL, Commissioner Patrick Roy Youth Jersey Roger Goodell said in the memo, via NFL Media.

Grubman, Martin Prado Jersey one of the league’s highest-ranking executives, was instrumental in the Rams’ move to Los Angeles. He headed sales of teams and construction of stadiums.

In his start against the Pirates last Sunday, Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth before Colin Moran had a leadoff single. Wacha has allowed only seven hits in his last three outings and has held opponents to two runs or fewer in 10 straight starts.

I tried to brush it by, but sometimes my mind would just get ahold of it and I’d be frantic out there, Thomas said. I wouldn’t be myself — just thinking too much. I’m an over-thinker. That’s what I do sometimes. But I’ve taken a couple of breaths this year and calmed down and started taking it bit by bit, step by step, and attacked it, and just gone out there and played ball, and go be a beast. So that’s what I’m here to do. That’s what I’m going to do.

Thomas missed two games with a knee sprain and rang up 41 tackles and three sacks in his 14 appearances. He said he’s confident that he will show why he was drafted No. 3 in the draft this year and a breakout year would add to the playoff noise around the 49ers in 2018.

Tyler Skaggs (L), 44 percent, Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins: Skaggs is another hurler who has pitched better than his rostered percentage indicates. The left-hander is missing plenty of bats (9.6 K/9) and has allowed more than three runs just once in his last eight outings. Since April 23, Skaggs holds a 2.96 ERA and has 49 K’s in 45 2/3 frames. Against a middle-of-the-road Twins lineup that whiffs at a 24.1 percent clip against lefties, Skaggs is in line for another strong performance this weekend.

The basketball team’s loss was Montgomery’s baseball career’s gain.

That night when he was removed, I told him and his dad to come over to the house and we’ll sit down and talk, Hart baseball coach Jim Ozella said in a phone interview. He was bothered because he spent so much time playing basketball, but I said, ‘Listen, we’re going to make this the best thing that’s ever happened to you.’
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Gimenez and Montgomery were teammates in the Rays system in 2013. The pitcher was a far cry from the near-finished product he is today. Though neither player can remember exactly why, Gimenez was Montgomery’s personal catcher. In the minors. That doesn’t happen often. Back then I didn’t know what I was doing, Montgomery said with a laugh in recalling that season. I had a feel, but everything was different. I set the record for wild pitches that year in the International League. I was a different pitcher, and [Gimenez] was a veteran-type guy they brought in.

Montgomery threw 18 wild pitches that season, and Gimenez didn’t dismiss the notion that the coaches might have just thought, ‘Here, he’s your problem,’ giving the catcher the task of helping harness the talent everyone saw. Fast-forward to late last month, when Gimenez caught Montgomery in a game for the first time since that year. Even with Montgomery on a pitch count, the results were better than anyone could have expected: 5⅔ innings, two hits, five strikeouts, no walks, no runs, 76 pitches. The Cubs won 7-0.

Johnson, an Orlando, Fla., native, is accused of assaulting a valet at a nightclub in Tampa around 1 a.m. ET on April 9. The alleged victim, Matthew McNeel, suffered a bloody nose and a cut lip during the altercation.

Johnson, 32, was selected by the Titans with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and went on to have stints with the Jets and Cardinals. The former All-Pro rusher was released by Arizona in September after playing four games in 2017.

I thought it was a unique idea, and I was impressed by how far they wanted to take it, with the special uniforms and all that, he says. As for Chuck the anthropomorphized Brannock mascot Follett is diplomatic: He looks a bit grumpy, but that’s OK. I have bigger things to worry about than whether our product looks too angry.

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