Browse Month: May 2018

Reuben Foster reportedly threw ex-girlfriend’s dog during argument

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on charges relating to domestic violence in February and a new report about the incident has come to light.
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According to previously unreported police reports detailed by the Sacramento Bee, Foster was accused of throwing his then-girlfriend’s dog across a room during an argument. The dog was not injured, she told police.

Of course, we’re on Exhibit 29. The Browns’ first-round quarterback plan hasn’t worked since 1999. Tim Couch (1999) took too many hits too soon. The timing never worked with Brady Quinn (2007) and was never going to work with Brandon Weeden (2012). Then there’s Manziel (2014), a disaster that spilled into the decision-making process at quarterback over the last two seasons.

That keeps the transaction on track to be approved at the owners meeting in Atlanta next week.

Tepper didn’t lodge the high bid in the process, but he did have the biggest stack of cash, and the blessing of a group of owners who had already invited him into their club. And with Richardson still being investigated for workplace misconduct after Joe Greene Youth jersey last year’s reports of sexual and racial harassment, that gave the league a bit of leverage to nudge the process in a certain direction.

There were reports that other bids were in the $2.5 billion range, while Tepper’s was in the $2.1 billion to $2.2 billion range.

Game Kids Hampus Lindholm Jersey Lawyers were still going through the final points of the sale yesterday in Charlotte, and no speed bumps are expected in the deal.

I don’t really worry about it, he said. I was worried in Kentucky because I didn’t how that track was going to be when it gets that much water or the slop. I was more worried about the break, the first jump between horses…. We still have to get around there (at Pimlico).

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Bills to retire Thurman Thomas’s number 34

Thurman Thomas will become just the third player in the history of the Buffalo Bills to have his number retired.

The Bills announced today that Thomas’s No. 34 jersey will be hung in the rafters during the Bills’ Monday Night Football game against the Patriots on October 29.

Wednesday’s PFT Live included an extended visit from the Pardon My Take crew, Barstool Big Cat and PFT Commenter. The first segment ready to be posted (which actually was the second segment) is posted below.

If you’re fans of the podcast that generated $750,000 in revenue each episode (I may be a few bucks off), here they are, live and on set in 30 Rock.

Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers’ use of force.

Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.

Team spokesman Barry Baum said that the Bucks were “aware of the matter. We completely support Sterling and are confident that this will be resolved quickly.”

Brown is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season.

By then, Boone changed his mind and decided against sitting starting lefty-swinging left fielder Brett Gardner for a second day in a row even though the Kansas City Royals were starting another left-hander.

By day’s end, Frazier’s day became a lot worse, as he was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the Yankees’ 10-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Frazier’s roster spot likely will be taken by reliever Tommy Kahnle, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

This move isn’t a surprise. In fact, it was expected because his call-up last week all along was meant to be very short-term.

Frazier, of course, badly wanted to stay in the big leagues and play for this loaded Yankees club. ravens_019

Who is the X factor for Capitals-Lightning Game 7? Which team will win?

The Washington Capitals bested the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-0, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, setting up Game 7 in Tampa on Wednesday night.
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You’ve got to wear them down, Smith-Pelly said. Every game, if guys are going to be playing 25, 30 minutes, it’s tough when you’re getting hit every single shift. We’ve been on the body all game and all series. If it shows up in Game 7 where guys are starting to get tired, then it was all worth it.

Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay. The winner faces the Vegas Golden Knights, who are in the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.

Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik led the charge in the grueling Game 6, throwing their bodies around all night like human wrecking balls. Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin leveled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing body checks.

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Lamoriello, 75, was most recently the general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs after resigning from the Devils in July 2015. It was announced April 30 that he would move to a senior adviser role with the Leafs, making way for 32-year-old assistant general manager Kyle Dubas to take over the team.

As soon as that happened, there was speculation that Lamoriello would move to the Islanders in Calle Jarnkrok Authentic Jersey some capacity. His son, Chris, is an assistant general manager with the team, having previously been a senior VP of hockey operations for the Devils. This swift move from organization to organization was expected, too; it took Lamoriello less than three months to leave the Devils after they hired Ray Shero as general manager and kicked the veteran executive upstairs. Sportsnet reported May 11 that talks were underway between Lamoriello and the Islanders.

Snow reportedly has a contract from previous owner Charles Wang with a considerable financial compensation trigger if he is removed from his job, which made removing him financially disadvantageous in previous seasons. But this season saw a significant uptick in criticism for the executive, as Snow Must Go! appeared in chants during Islanders home games and on billboards purchased by fans around Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Beyond the makeup of the front office, the biggest question mark surrounding Lamoriello’s takeover of the Islanders is what it means for star center John Tavares, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Looking at the most unlikely Super Bowl participants of all time

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Inspired by the Vegas Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence, Monday’s PFT Live included a draft based on what the Knights have accomplished: An unlikely berth in their sport’s championship game.
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So which were the most unlikely Super Bowl participants in NFL history? Chris Simms and yours truly went back and forth, selecting some of the great teams from the past that had no business being in the game with the Roman numerals.

Foster believes modern players have to find a balance between fighting for social justice and being pushed to the forefront of the discussion on topics that they may not be comfortable with.

When you bring (politics) into the sports world the real problem is 鈥?I don’t think the majority of players have time or care to research these issues to the point where they can articulate their thoughts against anybody who opposes their position, Foster said. It brings a huge problem into play when you bring in the fact that athletes and entertainers are representatives of their communities. You kind of become the torchbearer for an entire community when that’s not what you went to school for, that’s not what you’ve been studying for your whole life.

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President Donald Trump made indirect reference to the phenomenon of protests during the anthem as 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. visited Authentic Justin Anderson Jersey the White House.

At every NASCAR race you will see thousands of patriotic Americans, from the grandstands to the pit stalls, proudly waving our flag, President Trump said, via One thing I know about NASCAR and I will tell you, they do indeed stand for the playing of the national anthem . . . . Somebody said, ‘Maybe you shouldn’t say that. It’s going to be controversial.’ I said, ‘That’s OK. NASCAR isn’t going to mind it at all.’

While the President stopped short of referencing the NFL expressly, the remarks serve as a reminder that the issue remains on simmer, with the potential of exploding as the 2018 season approaches 鈥?especially with the midterm elections only two months later. Thus, as Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports recently explained, some NFL owners will try this week to come up with a solution that ends the protests once and for all.

Why David Diehl believes Giants will be ‘incredibly competitive’ in 2018

It isn’t unprecedented in the NFL for teams to go from worst place to the postseason, and two-time Super Bowl winner David Diehl believes the Giants 聽have the pieces in place for a dramatic turnaround from a disastrous 3-13 campaign in 2017.
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You’re going to be looking at a completely different offense, Diehl told NJ Advance Media Monday at the fourth annual聽Clara Maas Medical Center Golf tournament, which Diehl hosts at Montclair Golf Club. Now you have Saquon Barkley, to Will Hernandez, to Nate Solder, and now coming back with a healthy Odell Beckham Jr., you’re looking at a dangerous offense that can do a lot of things.

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Of all of the first-round quarterbacks, Rosen should have the best chance of starting in Week 1.

This is why the Arizona Cardinals traded up to get Rosen at No. 10, even after signing both Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon in free agency. Bradford will be the starter heading into training camp, but Rosen should immediately challenge him.

Elite Kids Sean Davis Jersey He can be a good player once he learns the nuances of the pro game, but having him protect Derek Carr’s blindside as a rookie could be a recipe for disaster. If he does supplant Penn at left tackle, expect the line to take a step back. If he starts on the right side, he should provide a slight improvement over what Marshall Newhouse offered there last year.

The Raiders should find a home for Miller somewhere on their line as a rookie.

Tremaine聽Edmunds is a raw prospect, but he’ll be able to have a big impact as a rookie because of his athletic gifts. Calling his combination of size and speed rare would be an understatement because you don’t see many defenders run a 4.54-second 40 at 6’5 and 253 pounds.

Think of Edmunds as a Rob Gronkowski who wants to hit people.

Seven NFL trades that make sense after the draft, including Emmanuel Sanders to Cowboys

Seven NFL trades that make sense after the draft, including Emmanuel Sanders to Cowboys More Welcome to the true NFL offseason. The first part — February to May — didn’t really count, not with free agency and the draft occupying so much of our time. The real offseason — the actually boring portion — begins immediately when the draft ends, which it did on April 28, and concludes when the preseason begins, which will happen on Aug. But maybe this offseason will be different. To this point, it’s certainly been different.

Dixon showed some promise as a rookie, too, as he averaged 4.3 yards per carry and caught 30 passes. However, Ravens haven’t seen much of him since. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and missed the rest of the year with a torn meniscus.

During Dixon’s absence, Alex Collins established himself as Baltimore’s go-to back, rushing for 973 yards and 4.6 yards per carry. Heading into this year, Dixon thus will be battling for a backup role behind Collins and the versatile Javorius Allen (591 rushing yards, 46 receptions in 2017).

On Thursday morning, Brian McCarthy, the league’s vice president of communications said in a statement the NFLwill review the matter with the club to understand the allegations and what the club has learned.

Lions owner, front office ‘continue to support’ coach Matt Patricia despite 1996 sexual assault allegation

Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford, team president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn released a joint statement late Wednesday expressing support for head coach Matt Patricia after a sexual assault charge against him from 22 years ago resurfaced in a Detroit News story.

Patricia, in an accompanying statement, denied the accusation, made by a woman while Patricia was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on spring break in South Padre Island, Texas, in 1996.

NFL’s top 10 offenses: Saints, Patriots, Steelers top list

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How does one judge the effectiveness of an offense? The Jaguars finished sixth — above the Super Bowl champion Eagles — in total yards last season. Authentic Mats Naslund Jersey On the other hand, Jacksonville placed 19th in Football Outsiders’ weighted offense metric and 14th in drive success rate, which measures the percentage of possessions that resulted in a first down or touchdown.
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Now that free agency and the draft are giving way to OTAs and minicamps, let’s examine the hierarchy of NFL offenses.

Lauvao, 30, entered the league in 2010 out of Arizona State as a third-round pick (92nd overall) with the Browns, where he spent four seasons. On his career, Lauvao has appeared in 94 games with 85 starts.

Here are other notable transactions from around the league on Tuesday:

Elite Womens Damontre Moore Jersey The Kansas City Chiefs waived running back Akeem Hunt with a failed physical designation. The Chiefs acquired former Saints tight end Alex Ellis via waivers. The Chiefs also cut ties with veteran defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches in a cap-cutting move, per Yahoo! Sports. Nunez-Roches started 11 games in 2017 and was due $1.9 million this season.

I knew that, but to try to get it to where it was digestible and understandable, where I could prove definitively that he shouldn’t do that, I just needed data to back that up. Palmer set up receivers in different spots on a field and had Darnold throw to them to see what distance Darnold lowered his arm more than normal. He didn’t do it on every throw, Palmer said. We determined around 32 yards was when he felt like he needed to rip it, so he would drop the ball a little bit lower.

Bengals sign four picks, 10 undrafted free agents

The Bengals got four of their 11 draft picks under contract on Friday.
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The team announced that they have signed two of their three fifth-round picks. Cornerback Davonte Harris had four interceptions over 49 games at Illinois State while defensive tackle Andrew Brown left Virginia with 26.5 tackles for loss in 41 appearances.

Cincinnati also signed two of their three seventh-rounders. Quarterback Logan Woodside is Toledo’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns and joins a depth chart that also features Jeff Driskel and Matt Barkley behind Andy Dalton. Rod Taylor started 23 games at tackle and guard at Ole Miss and the Bengals list him as a guard as he enters the NFL.

Harden’s historic 60-point triple-double aside, the story of these Rockets has been the collaborative brilliance of their co-superstars. That was epitomized in their Dec. 9 win in Portland, the first time the pair played together in a clutch situation, which didn’t happen for a while due to Paul’s knee injury and the Rockets’ dominance upon his return. Harden and Paul took turns carving up the Blazers’ defense, accounting for Dion Lewis Authentic Jersey all but one bucket as the Rockets scored 21 points in the final five minutes.

I think it was for both sides wanting to try and get it done, and be able to have the focus on football when we got to training camp, for sure, Ryan told reporters during a Monday afternoon press conference. And so, I’m happy with the timing of it.

I think the organization is very happy with the timing of it, and certainly when we get back to training camp it’s 100 percent about football and even this morning, it’s 100 percent about football. I always felt confident that it was going to get done in a smooth way and in a timely manner, and I feel like it did.

Ryan, who turns 33 on May 17, became the NFL’s first quarterback to earn $30 million a year and he has done his part on the football field to command the lucrative deal.

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49ers sign fifth-rounder D.J. Reed

The 49ers signed cornerback D.J. Reed Jr. to a four-year deal Friday.
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San Francisco made Reed a fifth-round pick, No. 142 overall. He became the fifth 49ers鈥?pick to sign, joining third-rounder Tarvarius Moore, fourth-rounder Kentavius Street and seventh-rounders Jullian Taylor and Richie James.

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The Jaguars used the 247th overall pick on the Mississippi State punter.

He played 45 career games for the Bulldogs, punting 150 times for a 41.7-yard punt average. He had 60 punts inside the 20, and 35 punts of 50-plus yards. As a kickoff specialist, 74 of his 156 kickoffs (47.4 percent) resulted in touchbacks.

The family was living in a tent in the living room. Floodwater had gutted the house, destroying floors, walls, plumbing and all the furniture.

It’s really sad when you’ve got to look at that, when you’ve got to put in mind that somebody’s really living in these conditions — mold and a tent, Green says. It’s not good. I don’t know how anybody could go in that home with any kind of heart or sympathy Marwin Evans Jersey and not be like, ‘Man, I’ve got to do something for you.’ That’s all I did.

The Relief Gang made the decision to adopt the home. That meant they committed to use funds from their own pockets to purchase the necessary supplies and hire contractors to rebuild the home and make it livable again. They’ve done that for thousands of families, spending approximately $1.3 million in total, according to Trae tha Truth.

Cowboys expect Ezekiel Elliott more “focused” in 2018, post-suspension

Ezekiel Elliott fought the law, and the law won. The Cowboys lost.

“But from the standpoint of mentally, there is no question, I’m 100 percent sure, to not have that on your mind, to not have the ambiguity of not knowing timelines, those kinds of things, there’s no doubt in my mind it will make a significant difference in how he can focus, how he can focus not only on the next practice but the next game and the entire season. So yes, I think that I give him a big arrow [up] as to what his performance might be without the overhang of the issue he faced last year.”

Elliott averaged 4.1 yards per carry and 97.9 yards per game in the eight games he played before his suspension. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry and 100 yards per game in the two games he played in his return.

In leading the league in rushing in 2016, Elliott averaged 5.1 yards per carry and 108.7 yards per game. Of course, the Cowboys also had a better offensive line in 2016, and they believe they have helped that unit with the selection of Connor Williams in the second round. Williams, a left tackle at Texas, will play left guard with the Cowboys.

“I think you’re gonna see less of these penalties than you think,” Payton said. He also made it clear that the penalty will be called in cases where the player lowering his helmet has time to essentially line up the player who is struck with a piece of equipment that the league no longer wants players to use as a weapon.

“When we discussed the instances a year ago, it’s gonna be the obvious ones where there’s been plenty of time, if the player is approaching the tackle,” Payton said. “It’s gonna be those six or seven [incidents] from a year ago. Maybe even less than that. I don’t see that number being a tremendously high number, but we do feel like this posture, we have to remove from the game. Not the incidental portions of it but the ones where we truly can correct and teach from. It’s something that we’ll go through as a team here in our OTAs and minicamp.”

It’s still not clear whether and to what extent there will be a difference between situations where a penalty will be called and situations where an ejection will occur. Payton’s comments seem to indicate that there will be a gray area between what it takes to get flagged and what it takes to get sent to the showers.

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