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Beckham participated in batting practice Friday at Yankee Stadium, before New York’s game against D.J. Reader Jersey the Red Sox.

The Falcons had a pair of first-time Pro Bowlers last season with Keanu Neal and Deion Jones earning the recognition. Who on the roster has the best chance to earn their first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018?’s Gil Brandt believes he has the answer.

Picking one player from each NFC team, Brandt highlighted third-year tight end Austin Hooper as a player who could make his first trip to the Pro Bowl this season.

While Atlanta’s offense took a slight step back in Steve Sarkisian’s first year as coordinator, Hooper made a big jump from his rookie campaign, racking up 49 catches for 526 yards and three scores on 65 targets, Brandt writes of Hooper. He’s more of a move tight end than a blocking tight end, but he has big hands and can catch the ball with ease. He should continue to ascend in Year 2 of the Sarkisian era.

In fact, Barkley hasn’t even yet signed his rookie contract with the Giants. But once he does, he will have a plan in place.

Once I realized when I declared for the NFL draft and kind of realized where I Womens Craig Smith Jersey was going to be drafted, that was something I was like, ‘You know what? Kind of want to follow the Marshawn Lynch method. I don’t want to touch that. I want to invest it, put it in the right peoples’ hands and learn as I continue to make investments. And just live off the endorsement deals,’ Barkley said, via

While Barkley plans to spend responsibly, taking care of his family was a must.

I’ve been promising my mom, I think since I could talk, honestly 2 or 3 years old I know it sounds crazy, but I swear I’m not lying to you guys that I’m going to buy [my mom] a house one day, Barkley said. My family has been through so much and made so many sacrifices for my brothers and sisters.

Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk Jersey on the first day of rookie minicamp.

A crush of reporters surrounded wide receiver Christian Kirk on Friday afternoon, competing for his attention following the first day of rookie minicamp.
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The Cardinals’ second-round pick may want to get used to it.

It’s not only the media that will be clamoring for Kirk for the foreseeable future, but everyone in his orbit. That’s what happens when you return to the scene of your legendary boyhood triumphs, now as a member of the hometown NFL franchise.

Kirk Womens David Pastrnak Jersey has money in his pocket and friends scattered throughout the valley. The 21-year-old is mature, so it’s not like anyone expects him to go off the rails, but the slightest reorganization of priorities can make it that much tougher to succeed in the NFL.

Kirk is already providing tangible proof. The Scottsdale native could be living at home right Drew Kaser Jersey now, driving in to work each day. Instead, he’s sharing a room with quarterback Josh Rosen at a hotel next to the Cardinals’ facility, fully immersed in rookie life.

The third-year linebacker doesn’t follow that script, in part because of his naturally boisterous nature, but also because the Cardinals need him to be loud.

Cash is one of three players – along with cornerbacks Bené Benwikere and Lou Young III – who joined the team this offseason already one step ahead of the game. They are all formerly of the Panthers, where they played under Cardinals coach Steve Wilks, defensive coordinator Al Holcomb and other assistants.

While Cash is still in the early stages of developing relationships with his new teammates, he has no problem barking out instructions as the defense breaks the huddle before each snap.

When I first signed with the Cardinals, they were looking for me to be that leader – to help communicate and get people lined up, said Cash, who was with Carolina for parts of the past two seasons. It took me awhile to learn the defense (in Carolina), but now that I have a pretty good grasp of it, I can bring others along with me.

Steelers’ Ryan Shazier Jersey says adjusting to new helmet rule will be difficult

Last December in Cincinnati, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury while making a tackle. Nearly years before, in a playoff game against the Bengals, Shazier, leading with the crown of his helmet, tackled running back Gio Bernard. Neither play was flagged but in 2018 they will be; the NFL passed a new helmet rule this offseason and it is now illegal if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent, and under certain circumstances a player can even be ejected.
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But Shazier, who has already been ruled out for Justin Morneau Jersey the 2018 season but plans to play again in the NFL, concedes that it will be difficult to adjust to the new rules. Honestly I have been playing football when I was 4, so some of the hits that I did were some of the same ones I’ve had since I was 10 years old, Shazier said this week in his first news conference since the injury, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Every day, bro. Every day I’m like right now, I’m reading a book and it’s basically saying trust the process, bro. I’m really trusting the process and I know the end goal. I’m taking it every step of the way but I’m like, I’m giving it like my football effort, like 1,000, everything I’ve got.

Standing at his Yankee Stadium locker while dwarfing over a crowd of reporters, the 6-foot-8 righty talked up his powerhouse club, which had just swept three games from a very Joe Colborne Womens Jersey good Mariners ballclub to improve its best-in-baseball record to 50-22.

Betances had an immediate response when he was asked if he’s already convinced these Yankees are better than the 2017 Yankees, a 91-win team that made the playoffs as an AL Wild Card and then went on a run that ended one win short of a trip to the World Series.

I would say another year and adding a guy like Giancarlo Stanton… that makes us a lot better, Betances said. Obviously Gleyber Torres and (Miguel) Andujar coming up and doing what they’ve been doing… I would say we’re a lot better obviously.

It does seem obvious.

Yankees launching a historic home run barrage

Records, as the old saying goes, were made to be broken.

And right now, the New York Yankees stand a very good chance of shattering one of baseball’s more respected team offensive marks.

Everybody here can hit, third baseman Miguel Andujar said.

In this latest Yankees win, Stanton got his team rolling in the bottom of the first when he blasted a first-pitch curve onto the protective net covering Monument Park beyond the center-field fence. The homer, just his second in 10 games, landed 426 feet away to tie the score 1-1.

Four innings later, Andujar and Aaron Hicks broke the tie and gave the Yankees a lead with a pair of long two-run home runs. Andujar’s landed in the bleachers beyond the Mariners’ bullpen in left, and Hicks’ rattled around the bullpen before ultimately getting wedged in a gap on a bench.

Hicks has played an active role in New York’s most recent power surge, homering in each of the past three games. The switch-hitting center fielder also has four homers across his past six games.

I really, especially from the right side most of the year, feel like he’s been in a really good power position and impacting the ball, manager Aaron Boone said. That right-handed power stroke has kind of been there now for a while, and the lefty stroke’s been coming along.

Veteran referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette also have retired since the end of the 2018 season. Triplette will be joining ESPN as a Monday Night Football rules analyst, according to a source.

Hochuli will do consulting work for the league’s officiating department. The league announced that Shawn Smith, an umpire for the past three years, has been promoted to McAulay’s place. Over 20 years, McAulay worked three Super Bowls, most recently Super Bowl XLVIII.

Aided by his immaculate inning, Scherzer became the majors’ first 10-game winner, as he improved his record to 10-1 on the season. It’s just the second time in his career that he has reached double-digit wins before the end of June. The previous time occurred in 2013, when Scherzer won his first 13 decisions during a season in which he went 21-3 for the Detroit Tigers and captured his first Cy Young Award.

Although Scherzer, who leads MLB in strikeouts and has a 1.95 ERA, is the front-runner to win yet another Cy Young, he came to the park Tuesday with a different kind of hardware in mind.

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While most of the draft picks around the league signed before their teams’ wrapped up minicamps, there are still a few stragglers.
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But there’s one less in Carolina.

The Panthers announced first-round wide receiver D.J. Moore signed his rookie contract, wrapping up their draft class.

Moore, the 24th overall pick, has a chance to make an immediate impact as part of a revamped Panthers receiving group, which includes trade acquisition Torrey Smith Gregor Blanco Youth Jersey and free agent Jarius Wright.

It’s awesome, just being here with him in the building all the time because we haven’t necessarily had that experience in the past. the 6-foot-2 safety told The Post. At this point, I don’t think I could let my dad down regardless — make the team or not — I think he’s pretty happy with what I’ve accomplished so far.

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The 26-year-old recalled that growing up, before his athletic career kicked off, he would spend as much time as he could around his dad’s office and in and out of locker rooms.

Now having his own locker, in the same building as his dad’s office, feels pretty surreal.

I saw freakish catches, man, Tate said, via Some real freakin’ freakish catches. Kenny’s still a young guy trying to figure it out, but he’s moving at a great pace. If he can just keep the mentality he has coming Brad Nortman Jersey in, he studies, and just tries to get better every day, I’m telling you, this guy can be dominant. He’s a WR1 kind of guy.

Golladay fits into a different offensive role than Tate, but a breakout of that proportion for Golladay could certainly impact a decision for a team that also has Marvin Jones under contract through the 2020 season.

Barkley, a highly skilled receiver out of the backfield, is capable of doing more for the Giants than Ezekiel Elliott did for Dallas when he led the NFL in rushing as a rookie two years ago. A record of 8-8 is a realistic projection for a team that could be a major surprise. The Giants possess better offensive talent than do the Cowboys and Redskins, and there’s always a chance the Eagles fall victim to a Super Bowl hangover. If Barkley wins the rushing title and the Giants are surprise division champs, you read it here first.

Texans sign linebacker Benardrick McKinney Jersey to 5-year, $50 million extension, report says

The Texans are keeping linebacker Cam Fowler Jersey Benardrick McKinney around for a while.
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According to NFL Media, Houston has signed the 2015 second-round pick to a five-year extension worth $50 million.

McKinney had one year left on his four-year, $5.35 million rookie deal.

The 25-year-old led the Texans in solo (62) and total tackles (95) in 2017. He has led the team each of the last two years in tackles totaling 129 in 2016.

Another non-issue for Giambi is experience.

He doesn’t have any at the professional level, but it’s hard to see that working against him given the recent wave of novice hires. Experience didn’t hurt Giambi’s case in Colorado, and it doesn’t seem to be something teams are too concerned about now.

Those are point plays, Garoppolo said. They’re either seven-point plays or three-point plays. You know what I mean? Those are the ones that really matter. The competition between offense and defense has led to some spirited matchups in practices. Garoppolo has routinely looked to tight ends George Kittle and team favorite Garrett Celek to get the touchdown celebrations going. It’s hard to complete touchdowns, especially in the red zone like that, Garoppolo said. Windows are tighter. Not as much room. So especially when Authentic Chris Kreider Jersey Celek gets one, it gets everyone going.

Hackenberg was released by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday after spending his first two seasons with the New York Jets.

While Hackenberg was considered a talented but raw quarterback prospect entering the 2016 draft, he is yet to see the field in two years in the league. The Raiders cut him before he had a chance to earn a roster spot in training camp, and head coach Jon Gruden told reporters it was disappointing to have to release him just three weeks after acquiring him from the Jets.

Noah Spence has his shoulder fixed and his weight up

Bucs defensive end Noah Spence has spent the offseason rehabbing his shoulder and putting on weight. He’s right where he wants to be.

Spence, who dropped to 228 pounds at one point last season, now weighs 257. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Spence’s ideal weight is between 253 and 259 pounds.

LaFleur talked about his desire to build a strong marriage between the run and the pass that sees the team using the ground game to set up defenses for play action passes down the field. It’s not too far off from the way the previous coaching staff described their offensive philosophy, but the Titans will be looking for more than 19th place in points when they roll out this year’s attack.

Mara, the Giants part-owner and senior vice president of player personnel, is also part of the ownership group of Justify, who will run for the Triple Crown at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

And after Justify won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, there’s a little something extra on the line.

It’s a similar excitement, Mara said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. I probably jumped a little higher when we won the Super Bowl, but it’s close. Obviously with the Giants, being an owner and an employee, there’s a lot more satisfaction because you put a lot of work into it. You’re there for the disappointment, too, when you take the blame when there’s a [lousy] year like last year. But the high is the same. The exhilaration of winning is the same.

Mara’s already the only person to own part of a Super Bowl winning team (four times) and two of the three most prestigious horse races of the year. But it would sound better, he said, if it was a Super Bowl and a Triple Crown.

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As of Monday, it has been 519 days since Andrew Luck played in an NFL game. According to his Colts teammate, kicker Adam Vinatieri, Luck’s streak will come to an end at 616 days. Vinatieri went on Adam Schefter’s podcast and said we will see himplay the Colts’ 2018 season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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After latest DWI arrest, Todd Bowles says ‘there’s nothing wrong’ with Jets’ disciplinary process

After yet another Jets player arrest, coach Todd Bowles on Tuesday defended his disciplinary process, when asked if it is strong enough to deter future arrests.

Our disciplinary process is fine, Bowles said. There’s nothing wrong with the disciplinary process. The arrests are going to happen, and you deal with them as they come.

The latest Jets player arrest came Saturday, when rookie tight end Chris Herndon was popped for DWI after allegedly crashing his SUV into an SUV driven Authentic Colton Parayko Jersey by a 76-year-old man Charles Leno Womens Jersey on Interstate 80 westbound around 4:45 a.m.

I feel like we are on schedule, Collins said. We kind of just kept it to ourselves about the whole process. We always knew it was going to take about four weeks. To be safe, six to eight. But it took about four weeks with the proper equipment that we needed.

Here’s one former New England player who has no problem with the Patriot Way. I never had an issue with [the intense atmosphere in Foxboro],Solder, who signed this offseason with the New York Giants, told I feel like you should always push people to be the best that they can, and the fun comes in the level at which you’re playing. I mean, it’s not fun to lose games. It’s not fun to play bad football.

The fun is playing well.Criticism of the Patriots began when the Eagles’ Lane Johnson who, of course, has never played for New England carped at the Pats’ way of doing businesss before, immediately after and well after the Super Bowl.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-hander Richard Rodriquez on the 10-day disabled list because of pain in his right shoulder.
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The Pirates announced the move before Friday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Clint Hurdle says the shoulder flared up thin the past two days, possibly because of overuse brought on by other pitchers’ inability Jacob deGrom Jersey to finish innings. Rodriguez did not appear in Thursday’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers but pitched in the previous four games.

With all of the talk of bullpenning this season, another trend that has taken root in pitching staff management has been the relief pitcher shuttle. You see it in action every day on the transaction wire. RHP X is optioned to Triple-A Y, while RHP Z is recalled from said minor league outfit. A day or two later, RHP Z is sent back down, and another reliever is summoned. Each time a player is optioned out, he has to stay in the minors for at least 10 days (barring an injury), so teams seeking to maximize this strategy tend to have a handful of optionable players around.

Torres has not pitched this season. The reliever was put on MLB’s restricted list before spring training began.

The 24-year-old left-hander was 7-4 with one save and a 4.21 ERA in 62 games last year. He made his big league debut in 2016 and pitched four times for the Padres.

Torres pleaded not guilty Jan. 9 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix to charges in a Dec. 29 indictment: felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous incident and misdemeanor recklessly defacing or damaging property of another person.

Against Cleveland, though, his fastball regularly reached 98 mph as he allowed one run on five hits in seven innings. He struck out seven without walking a batter.

This was huge, because we’ve been working on my mechanics, and this is what I needed, Fulmer said. That’s Authentic Riley Dixon Jersey my old fastball and my old command being able to throw quality fastballs where I need them down in the zone.

Even after a loss, Gardenhire knew how much Fulmer’s performance meant to a team with a banged-up pitching staff.

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Another first-rounder is in the books.
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The Chargers on Friday inked safety Derwin James to his rookie contract, the team announced. James’ deal is for four-years and worth $12.39 million, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Giorgio Tavecchio Jersey Rapoport.

The deal Rodney McLeod Youth Jersey includes a $7.1 million signing bonus for James, the No. 17 overall pick from April’s draft.

James wasn’t expected to fall that far, making him a potential first-round steal for Los Angeles. The Bolts have lined the rookie up primarily at strong safety during OTAs, but the Chargers plan to add more to his plate as the offseason moves along,per the team’s official website.

Monday’s decision permits gambling on individual sporting events nationwide — and would let cash-strapped states tax the bets to help boost their budgets.

Research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming last year predicted that 32 states — including New York — would likely offer sports betting within five years of getting permission.

But having options doesn’t necessarily equate to having a great running game, and the Lions have certainly lacked the latter in recent years.

They ranked last in the league in rushing last season, are worst in the NFL in that category since 2014, and thought enough of Johnson to make the unusual move of trading up for a running back.

As noted before, NFL teams have traded up for just five running backs in the first three rounds of the last four drafts: Melvin Gordon, Kareem Hunt, Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook and Johnson.

No one is predicting Johnson equals any of those backs’ outputs this fall, at least not yet. But the Lions also didn’t trade up for Johnson hoping to he’d be the next Kevin Smith (another top-three-round choice in the Lions’ recent pantheon of mediocre backs).