Bills release Cap Capi

The start of the Bills offseason program on Monday turned out to be defensive end Cap Authentic Joel Bitonio Jersey Capi’s final day with the team.
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Nikita Zadorov Limited Jersey The Bills announced Capi’s release on Tuesday morning.

Adam Humphries Limited Jersey Capi joined the Bills last November and had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in four regular season games. He added another tackle in Buffalo’s playoff loss to the Jaguars. Capi also appeared in four games for the Giants before moving on to Buffalo later in the season.

For any issue arising under the relationship between NFL teams and NFL players, the question begins with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. However, the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association says nothing about the national anthem. The rule regarding the anthem appears in the NFL’s game operations manual, which provides in pertinent part as follows: The national anthem must be played before every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the national anthem. During the national anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking.

And another: A Retired NFL Football Player diagnosed with purported Level 2 Neurocognitive Impairment (i.e., moderate dementia) in December 2016 at the age of 32 reported that he was unemployed, had significant issues with memory and completing tasks and frequently would go into a room and forget why he was there. That retired player concealed that he was working as a registered wealth manager for a large investment firm.

And another: A Retired NFL Football Player diagnosed with purported Level 2 Neurocognitive Impairment (i.e., moderate dementia) in January 2017 at the age of 32 claimed that he was unable to work in any capacity due to his cognitive impairment. Videos available online show that same player giving lengthy and fully coherent motivational speeches, often without the assistance of notes, on numerous occasions subsequent to the supposed diagnosis.

The 20-page submission from the NFL, undoubtedly directed to the court of public opinion as much as it is to the court presiding over the settlement, paints a troubling picture of alleged fraud, countering the argument that the NFL, faced with unlimited potential liability, is dragging its feet and contesting claims under the notion that every single penny saved becomes a penny earned.

Which coach would you want for one game against Belichick?

Happy Birthday, Bill Belichick. In honor of the 66th anniversary of your birth, let’s focus not on your many accomplishments but your few failures.
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Specifically, Monday’s PFT Live draft focused on coaches we’d want on the opposing sideline for one game against perhaps the best coach of all time in any sport.

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Hopefully, we’ll keep that and stick together, Popovich said. But you’ve got to make shots. And it’s been like that the entire year on the road for us for whatever reason, and it really showed up tonight. That made it very difficult.

Game 3 is set for Thursday in San Antonio.

Irving has 11 sacks and five forced fumbles in 23 games for the Cowboys over the last two seasons. He was limited to eight games last year by a season-opening suspension and a concussion he suffered late in the regular season.

Cheerleaders are also prohibited from mingling with players on and off social media.

If the cheerleaders can’t contact the players, then Womens Vic Beasley Jersey the players shouldn’t be able to contact the cheerleaders, Davis’ lawyer, Sara Blackwell, previously told the Times. The antiquated stereotype of women needing to hide for their own protection is not permitted in America and certainly not in the workplace.

As for the Saints, they maintain Davis wasn’t terminated because of her gender.

Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination.

Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted a familiar refrain: Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!
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Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night.

The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Friday. Crosby and the Penguins followed a 7-0 Game 1 win and a 5-1 Game 3 victory with another dominant outing.

I was in a good spot. The puck ended up right on my stick, Crosby said.
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To get fat and happy after a win… we’re still in a hole. We need a lot of desperation, we need a lot of commitment, we need a lot of focus. We need to get this tied up. That’s our only focus right now.

The Blue Jackets still lead the series, but they’ve barely led in any of the first three games. They’ve faced deficits in each and rallied to win the first two before the puck finally failed to bounce their way in Game 3.
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This is what playoff hockey is, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. It’s not always going to go your way. But we’ve put ourselves in a real good spot by going in there (in Washington) and stealing two. They’re, I’m sure, fully planning on doing that to us. But we’re going to do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen.

This does not mean the Giants are only tweaking their roster, as the depth chart is undergoing serious renovation. The moves are designed for win-now performance, though. No team looking deep into the future hands the ball to a 15-year veteran quarterback. Left tackle Nate Solder turns 30 on April 12, and the Giants made him the NFL’s highest-paid offensive lineman. Why did Gettleman sign Jonathan Stewart, a 31-year-old running back, if not to impart wisdom and gain some tough yards now, not later?

It’s about winning and I’ve seen someone told one of the reporters I’m in the teardown, Gettleman said recently. We’re not spending $62.5 million on Nate Solder, spending the money on [28-year-old guard] Patrick Omameh, we’re not trading for Alec Ogletree. If it’s a teardown, we’re not doing that. We evaluated the Womens Tom Rathman Jersey roster, we’ve developed a plan moving forward. It’s about winning now. Who wants to lose? I don’t.

DeMarcus Cousins’ flight was to new Vegas home, not Coachella

Social-media users were left scratching their heads over an image of New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins taking an apparent private flight to somewhere other than his team’s playoff-opening win in Portland, Oregon.

The weekend intrigue extended beyond the Pelicans fan base — reaching into even the Mojave Desert — when the caption on the Instagram photo referenced the popular music festival Coachella.

Davis has carried the Pelicans in Cousins’ absence, including Saturday.

But it wasn’t a game Cousins missed — he said on a nine-second Instagram video he was “tuned in.”

You gotta take the ’97 [Masters] win for the ages by Tiger. It was just such a dominating performance it’s hard to think of anything that could compare. There is one, it’s the other end of it. It’s the oldest to ever win the Masters, Jack Nicklaus in 1986, which happened to be my first Masters. Jack made a pivotal birdie on the 16th hole, and I declared, “the Bear has come out of hibernation.”

The 49ers had more than $47 million in cap space before the move, per Over The Cap , so this does little to affect their financial situation in the short term.

The move appears motivated by rewarding their longtime stalwart left tackle. Perhaps the pay bump was to convince Staley to stick around with Jimmy Garoppolo for the next two years instead of contemplating retirement.

The defensive end amassed 21.5 sacks the last two seasons with an FBS-leading 16.5 during the 2016 campaign. Landry only played in nine game as a senior due to an ankle injury.

The 49ers tied for 26th overall in 2017 with 30 sacks before letting Aaron Lynch leave in free agency and not picking up Elvis Dumervil’s option.

A very athletically gifted linebacker with a ton of experience in different schemes. However, all the changes on defense left Oren Burks without a true position and puts him behind fundamentally. He will fit in well with a team that runs multiple sub-packages and is looking for a good coverage linebacker with special teams upside. Burks will be a late-round selection to develop and play on special teams in the meantime.steelers_036

NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017.
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One NFC East team specifically appears to be Bryant’s preferred destination: The New York Giants .
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Mens 12th Fan Jersey Manziel has a standing offer from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, whose training camps begin for rookies on May 16. ESPN notes that if he elects to sign with the Tiger-Cats, it would be be a two-year commitment to playing for the team. So he’ll have a decision: Sign with the CFL or wait to see if he’s shown enough to get an offer from the NFL.

We know when deadlines are, he said. We have another month or so to work out and not worry about anything.

Because projections are fun, I instructed the ZiPS projection system to project the contract figures for the best free agents set to hit the market (and the ones that may). Few teams have unlimited payrolls, even with reset luxury tax penalties, so there’s a real difference between a $15 million and a $25 million player.

This winter provided one of the challenges when gauging the market interest going forward: How much are teams willing to pay for a win? This is a figure that has gone up steadily in baseball history, but for the first time in the 15 years of projections I’ve run, that number went down this offseason.

For the 2017 season, ZiPS estimated that teams valued free agents as if they were worth $7.1 million above replacement level (the number that makes the projected contracts the most accurate). Going into the offseason, ZiPS projected that number to grow, as it usually does, Authentic Marquise Goodwin Jersey by 5 percent to $7.6 million. It didn’t.

In fact, with the offseason behind us, ZiPS gets an implied value of $6.8 million per win above replacement, with values all over the place (for the teams at least, the players not so much). Note that I’m not counting Shohei Ohtani, who was essentially a restricted free agent. So how 2019 plays out is anyone’s guess, but I’m still going to project 5 percent growth, but from 2017-2018’s lower figure, getting us to $7.2 million.

Bears agree to terms with Marcus Cooper, Patrick Scales

The Bears have re-signed Marcus Cooper and Patrick Scales, the team announced.
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The league is investigating allegations from a female Uber driver in Arizona that Winston groped her. Winston has denied the allegations, as has Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby, who was in the same car. Winston has turned over phone records and text messages to the league.

Koetter’s obviously hoping Winston won’t be suspended, but citing Fitzpatrick’s experience is an acknowledgement that they’re preparing for the possibility.

Browns coach Hue Jackson has said that Tyrod Taylor isn’t a bridge quarterback. Jackson’s comments from Tuesday make it clear that Taylor is a bridge quarterback.

Jackson was asked whether the team’s future franchise quarterback is lurking not on the roster but within the 2018 draft pool.

Police arrested Boykin at his home Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years, per WFAA.

Shabrika Bailey told WFAA this week that Boykin’s alleged assault left her with a broken jaw swollen and wired shut.
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The Seahawks cut Boykin on Tuesday, and he went unclaimed on waivers.

Darnold has been installed as the frontrunner for the top pick by most outside observers of the draft process. Despite Dorsey’s caveats, it seems unlikely that anything would come in the next five weeks to change that if they left last week feeling the same way.

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Chris Milton signs tender

Authentic Kids Kris Letang Jersey The Colts announced exclusive rights free agent Chris Milton signed his tender Friday.
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Jon Gillies had 26 stops for Calgary. Fleury gave up six goals on 18 shots before being replaced to start the third period. Malcolm Subban had 12 stops in relief.

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Collins was back at work with the rest of the team with the offseason program starting on Monday and sang a different tune about Apple. According to multiple reporters, Collins said he’s buried the hatchet with Apple and is glad to have him back because the team needs him at cornerback.

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Betcher noted that players like Chandler Jones, Markus Golden and Dwight Freeney have all been productive in his system and mentioned Jones again when discussing how Vernon will fit.

His versatility, his ability to rush the quarterback from different angles, his ability that we’ve all seen in dropping in coverage and swiveling his hips, and doing all of those things, if you went and looked at our tape in Arizona and saw Chandler Jones, we didn’t make our money on defense with Chandler Jones dropping into space and playing in coverage a bunch, Bettcher said, via NJ.com. You can throw great changeups. There are things you can do to change things up that allow you to attack offenses in different ways. I think that’s how he’ll fit in.

Josh Doctson ready to get to work with Alex Smith

Josh Doctson isn’t ready to talk much about his new quarterback, Alex Smith, and the changes Washington has undergone this offseason. But he is ready to get back to work.

The receiver has not worked with Smith yet, but he has talked to him and can’t wait to get started.

“I couldn’t even tell you how good [a healthy offseason] will be for me,” Doctson said. “It’s my first go round [being healthy]. My first time doing what I wanted to do my first year. I’m just looking forward to all the new beginnings of having a chance to develop and the build up into the season and then playing hopefully a healthy 2018.”

Doctson caught only two passes during his rookie season and has 37 receptions for 568 yards and six touchdowns in 18 games in his two seasons.

The expectations will be high for Mahomes as a first-year starter, even as he remains a work in progress.

“I’m going to teach him,” Reid said. “That’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to continue to do that. We did that with Alex. And then expect him to go out and be himself. He’ll do it different than Alex, just like Alex did it different than the other guys that have been in the offense. They all put their personality on it. . . . . We’re teachers. But the expectations are always high. He’s coming into a situation where it’s not a losing franchise right now or a losing situation. It’s a team that expects to continue to win and do well. That’s where the pressure will come in and then the pressure that he puts on himself to be great. That’s one thing we love about him is that that’s what he strives to be.”

At the time, the Raiders’ focus remained on Los Angeles or finding a way to stay in Oakland. Davis didn’t want any news of the meeting at UNLV to damage those discussions. There were many other suitors, too. San Antonio was interested; so was Sacramento. Casual inquiries came from Calgary and Mexico. Among the primary candidates, Las Vegas was the long-shot bachelorette with a history of gambling.

At the other end of the table, across from Davis, was Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute. A former captain of the Harvard baseball team, Bernhard is forward-thinking, humble, witty and a leading authority on gambling.

When Davis pointed at him during the meeting and said, “You’re the most important person in the room,” Bernhard, in a deadpan response, looked over his shoulder and thought, Is he talking about me?
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Replay confirms one call, but umps err on another in O’s win over Yankees

Replay confirmed umpires were correct on a controversial call that occurred late in the Baltimore Orioles’ 14-inning 7-3 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night at Yankee Stadium, according to the crew chief Jerry Meals.
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On the play in question, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius was attempting to score from third base in the bottom of the 11th inning on a two-out wild pitch from Orioles reliever Mychal Givens. The run would have given the Yankees the win.

In a statement to a pool reporter, Meals said the replay confirmed Hickox made the correct call.

Replay has the ultimate voice in that, and there was no blocking the plate, Meals said. He, in that situation, the player is deemed to be occupying the area to save the ball, and/or has the ball.

Asked if Givens had to possess the ball before stepping in Gregorius’ way, Meals said no.

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The Yankees were disappointed in the ruling, but they were at least glad the play didn’t cost them their shortstop.

Manziel completed his first seven passes and finished with nine completions in 15 attempts for 82 yards for the South squad. He said he was frustrated with the sloppy nature of the game — which had the appearance of the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason contest — but made it clear he was thrilled to return to the field.

It’s disappointing, some of the things that happened, he said, but nevertheless, it’s a huge step for me. I put pads back on. A lot of people wrote me off just to even get to this point. I’m definitely emotional about it. I’m definitely happy about it. This isn’t the end goal for me, but I’m having fun again. I have a smile on my face.

The league has one more set of games scheduled for Thursday, after which Manziel hopes to receive interest from NFL teams. If not, he has said he likely will make a two-year commitment to play in the Canadian Football League.

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Mariners send Fernandez to face Giants’ Cueto

Felix Hernandez and Johnny Cueto will go head-to-head for the first time in their illustrious careers Wednesday afternoon when the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants conclude a two-game interleague series.
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Cueto, meanwhile, has faced the Mariners just twice in his career, never as a member of the Giants. He’s gone 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA.

Cueto (0-0, 0.00) was even better than Hernandez in his first start, taking a perfect game into the seventh inning on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He wound up pitching seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit, but got a no-decision in a game that was scoreless into the ninth inning before Joe Panik homered for a 1-0 Giants win.

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I think they understand the way we want to operate organizationally, and this is a place that they wanted to be, and we’re excited about adding players of that caliber. And it’s going to be fun to play, and I’m sure the defensive coordinator has more swag than any of them, so I think we’ll be OK.