Kareem Jackson enjoying the move to safety

Kareem Jackson now has a S in front of his name instead of a CB. So far, Jackson likes the move from corner to safety.

I had a lot of work there at OTAs and minicamp, Jackson said Monday, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. I’m looking forward to Cheap Dream Team Jerseys it. To me, it’s all about helping the team any way I can.

So by moving there, I think I’ll be able to do that. I just try to improve my game in every aspect and work on my game any way I can and try to be physically ready for the season.

According to Graziano’s source, the league made some mistakes in the way the test results were handled. If that’s the case, it’s yet more evidence of the problem with the (lack of) confidentiality of the tests.

Edelman has also enlisted outside counsel for his appeal, bringing in New York-based attorney Alex Spiro, and given the Patriots’ history of litigation with the league, makes this one fascinating to watch as it moves forward.

The 12-week IMG camp in Florida was hard work, but the minicamp is just as intense. It’s been a real eye-opener as when people watch on a Sunday, they might not think much goes into it, Scotland-Williamson says. But it’s a full-time occupation. The past five weeks have been up at 5:30 a.m. and in the facility for 6 a.m. and you read the playbook until you go to sleep, so it’s been all-consuming.

It’s good to have options, and Thomas has already had a number of auditions (including for the Monday Night Football gig that went to Jason Witten).

Other broadcasters have raved about him, as MNF play-by-play man Joe Tessitore told Richard Deitsch of The Athletic that Thomas had shades of Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth John Madden in his audition.

Thomas did a mock call of last year’s Chiefs-Titans playoff game as part of his audition with Tessitore, both admitted he needs more practice before he’s ready for such a job full-time.

The ‘Monday Night Football’ [opportunity] was pretty cool, Thomas said. Obviously it’s the iconic sports broadcast for a lot of us from the moment we were growing up as kids watching ‘Monday Night Football’ with the Packers and Brett Favre and all those great players. So it was really neat and humbling just to be considered for that job. I learned a lot about the process, I learned a lot about the position of color analyst.

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Blount already has two other rings on his hand from past titles in his time with the Patriots, and planned to squeeze the large Eagles ring onto his middle finger, which he demonstrated to an unsuspecting media horde.

Smith has a ring of his own, too, from his time with the Ravens.

While some view this as a signal of the end of the line for this group, the last event celebrating a momentous accomplishment, Smith instead views it as the start of something special.

I thought it was all over, he said.

But who dares to make a judgement on what this remarkable man can do? Today he is 52 years old, an age when most men even balk at being asked to take out the garbage, but Saturday at Belmont Park, he rode a spectacular colt named Justify all the way into history.

Cashman said the team expects to use somebody already in the organization to fill Tanaka’s place.

While Cashman said he had a good idea whom he’d pick, he declined to tell Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys reporters.

Cashman did say one of the options, right-hander Luis Cessa Cheap Dream Team Jerseys will throw 60 pitches in a rehab start for High-A Tampa on Monday. Cessa has made two extended spring training starts, topping out at 45 pitches.

Cessa has been on the disabled list since April 19 with a left oblique strain. The 26-year-old made 14 career big-league starts.

In 2001, then-rookie Alfonso Soriano hit 11 home runs out of the No. 9 spot, a single-season team record.

Soriano went on to hit 18 bombs as the Yankees raced away with the American League East crown before losing in the World Series to the Diamondbacks in a heartbreaking Game 7.

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It took Betances just 11 pitches to strike out Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera, the Mets’ two, three and four hitters.

I think my fastball is good, my breaking ball is good, Betances said, and I’ve said it a couple times already: Even when things weren’t going as Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys good (in April) when I was giving up a couple runs, it’s probably the best I’ve felt in a while… or the best I’ve thrown the ball since I’ve been here.

I felt like earlier on I probably wasn’t throwing my fastball as good command wise, he said. It was catching too much plate. At times I was throwing too many breaking balls. I think I’m doing a better job of mixing my pitches and having a better gameplan and kind of trusting everything I have. I think that’s worked to my advantage.

Betances fixed his control problems by being more consistent with his mechanics, and now he’s having success again by being more cerebral on the mound thanks to Harkey’s relentless tutoring.

The Patriots quarterback spent a fair amount of time during the 2016 NFL season dodging questions about his relationship with the President-elect. He has walked back the relationship a bit at various times, and Trump was reportedly upset about the quarterback distancing himself in the context of their relationship.

The issue of taking a knee for Brady shouldn’t come up in 2018, thanks in large part to the new policy that will require any player who does not want to show respect to the national anthem to remain in the locker room before games begin.

A Russian mob boss from Edgewater and a pal who was once the middleweight World Boxing Champion were found guilty Tuesday of running a criminal operation together.

A jury convicted that boss, Razhden Shulaya, and boxer Avtandil Khurtsidze on racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy this week. Shulaya Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys was also found guilty of ID document fraud and conspiring to traffic stolen goods, according to a statement from Geoffrey S. Herman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Giants’ Evan Longoria out 6 to 8 weeks after breaking hand, report says

Add Evan Longoria to the long list of players the Giants have sent to the disabled list this season.

Marlins pitcher Dan Straily plunked Longoria on the hand in his Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys second at-bat Thursday, and now the third baseman will be out for a while as he reportedly has a broken bone.

Details of the exact nature of Shazier’s injury and his long-term prognosis remain sparse. He declined to get into specifics about whether playing again is even medically feasible, saying his medical team has told him to focus on making incremental improvements.

Honestly right now, I’m not a doctor, Shazier said. Every day I take it one day at a time. The further we get along in rehab, the better they can give me answers.

Shazier has made remarkable progress in the last six months. He spent several weeks in the hospital following surgery, though he took time out to attend several Steelers home games near the end of the 2017 season. He regularly posts updates through his social media accounts and provided an indelible moment during the NFL draft in April when he walked on stage in Dallas to announce Pittsburgh’s first-round selection.

Also appearing will be Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, who is legendary for his grueling workouts and still stays in great shape at age 55.

The Body Issue is ESPN’s answer to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, although the Body Issue has the advantage that it actually pertains to sports because it shows athletes, not bikini models. And the Body Issue also has the advantage that the athletes pictured aren’t wearing anything, although they Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys do have a well-placed hand to avoid showing everything.

Non-football athletes in this year’s Body Issue will include Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Tori Bowie, Lauren Chamberlain, Jessie Diggins, Crystal Dunn, Charlotte Flair, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Dallas Keuchel, Greg Norman, Yasiel Puig, Adam Rippon, Breanna Stewart and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Maybe the Twins just aren’t that good. Lost again to the last-place Chisox 5-2 courtesy of a four-run sixth inning in which a slightly odoriferous Jake Odorizzi was removed. Sliding again, account down to -729 mccarthys.

As much as the Nets talk about their much-hyped performance team, they beefed up the unit Wednesday with three additions — including one who contributed to Jeremy Lin’s rehab this past season.

Bengals Bytes (6/7): Sam Hubbard is adjusting to life in the NFL

Bengals Bytes (6/7): Sam Hubbard is adjusting to life in the NFL More Randy Bullock Has Not Been Terrible for the Bengals Cincinnati Bengals fans have indeed been through the ringer as it relates to kickers. To start the 2016 season, longtime Bengals kicker Mike Nugent missed several crucial field goals. Before Cheap DUKe Basketball Jerseys Cheap DUKe Basketball Jerseysthe Bengals cut him, Nugent kicked only 79%, and even worse in the 4th quarter. To fill the kicker void, the team signed veteran Randy Bullock.

Josh Malone squaring off with William Jackson at Bengals OTAs Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone wants to emerge as a weapon for the offense in 2018.

The starting quarterback looked mobile enough at this stage moving laterally in this fun drill:

The 23-year-old pick also increased his touchdown total from six to nine in 2017, despite the fact that Chicago’s passing game ranked last in the NFL. And yet 98 running backs are making a higher average annual salary than Howard’s $647,006.

Why? Because of the collective bargaining agreement that makes no sense? Because somebody wanted to get their little win here vs. their little win over there? Get together and do what’s best for these players, and it’s about time that somebody stepped to the plate and realized that and [took] the politics out of it.

Per PFR, running back Alex Collins was the fourth-most-valuable member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2017. And it’s easy to see why, because the 23-year-old broke out and gave the Ravens offense some much-needed balance with a 4.6 yards-per-attempt average and 1,160 scrimmage yards in his first season with the team. 

But Collins was handcuffed by his circumstances this offseason and was forced to return on a one-year exclusive-rights free-agent deal worth Cheap Ice Hockey Jerseys just $630,000.

That makes him the ninth-lowest-paid non-rookie on the Baltimore roster, so this is a no-brainer.

On running plays, Alex Collins was one of the best tailbacks in the league last year.

The issue is, that’s not that valuable. You can argue that in today’s NFL, your ability to block and catch out of the backfield is more important than running the football.

Historically speaking, only five first-round quarterbacks Cheap DUKe Jerseys (Ben Roethlisberger, Robert Griffin III, Dan Marino, Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson) were significantly above-average passers as rookies. As we’ve seen with the development of players like Derek Carr, Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, quarterbacks are often far better in their second year than first. 

With that in mind, it’s hard to imagine that first-round quarterback Josh Allen, even without taking into account his supporting cast, would be an above-average passer immediately. When you take into account his supporting cast, the projection gets worse.

Joe Flacco (started):

Flacco was given the job after Kyle Boller went down with an injury and Troy Smith got sick. When Smith returned healthy, the team reluctantly left Flacco in as the guy, which of course was the right call.

Flacco led a Ravens team that went 5-11 the year prior to the playoffs. He then became the first rookie QB in NFL history to win two road playoff Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys games before a tight AFC championship game loss to the rival Steelers.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz was clear and confident in his decision to start Stafford right off the bat after the rookie beat out veteran Daunte Culpepper for the job. That might have a little bit to do with the massive amount of money Stafford was given as the No. 1 overall pick.

2016 third-round pick Brandon Williams or the recently traded for Jamar Taylor have to be the clubhouse leaders to fill in for Williams, but there is no must-start cornerback on the roster other than Patrick Peterson. Either way, the loss of a starting cornerback, an every-down safety-slot hybrid and a defensive coordinator, with no proven replacements, is a recipe for disaster.

Up until the draft, the Atlanta Falcons had no functional body that they could plug in at nose tackle to replace Dontari Poe. Poe, a 2017 signing, spent one year with the Falcons before signing a long-term deal with the Carolina Panthers to replace Star Lotulelei.

Shea McClellin prepared to move on with life after NFL

Shea McClellin has suffered five documented concussions, and he’s at peace with the fact he might never play again.

But such is the lure of the NFL that he won’t completely close the door.

“I was feeling good, but unfortunately had more residual Cheap Eagles Jerseys effects Cheap Bike Jerseys from concussions. It’s something they can’t clear you for. That’s the way it is nowadays, they’re tough on concussion things. It’s difficult, but I got through it. One thing I’d say, they handled it like they should have. I’m not upset with them, they’re not upset with me, it’s just the way it is. They handled it perfectly.”

The former Bears first-rounder spent his last two seasons with the Patriots, helping them to a Super Bowl win two years ago. The Patriots released him in March with a year left on his contract.

Rollins, 25, faces a tough battle to make the roster. The Packers drafted cornerbacks with their first two choices, taking Louisville’s Jaire Alexander in the first round and Iowa’s Josh Jackson in the second after trading Damarious Randall to the Browns earlier this year.

“That’s just the nature of the business,” Rollins said. “It’s part of football. You’re always trying to find the next person up. I understand the business. You can’t get your feelings tied up in that.”

Alexander, Jackson and Kevin King, a second-round pick in 2017, are locks to make the roster. The Packers brought in veteran Tramon Williams Cheap Infant Jerseys and re-signed Davon House. Lenzy Pipkins, Josh Hawkins, Demetri Goodson, Donatello Brown and Herb Waters also are competing for jobs.

Cohen asked Rollins about the prospect of moving to safety, but Rollins rejected the idea. New General Manager Brian Gutekunst also has faith in Rollins’ ability to play cornerback, if Rollins can stay healthy.