Chargers got an outstanding spring from Derwin James

The Chargers took safety Derwin James with the 17th overall pick in the draft, and after two months of watching him work they’re liking what they’re seeing.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said the Chargers threw everything at James and were pleased to see how much he was capable of handling.

For the most part, he’s had an outstanding spring, Lynn said. We’ve put a lot on his plate. He’s taken more reps of any DB on the team right now, and I think in the situations we’ve put him in he’s handled very well.

Another downside of one-year deals from the team perspective: In many cases, they give players a de facto no-trade clause due to quirky rules about Bird rights. The Celtics, for instance, might feel queasy about overspending on Marcus Smart — and fine with Smart taking his one-year qualifying offer. But they need midsized contracts to match salary in trades, and Smart on a multiyear deal is one of their only methods of acquiring them.

We’ve been working hard every day, working on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot, Hanlen added.

We’re way ahead of pace where I thought we were going to be, I thought it was going to take me at least six weeks before we had kind of a serviceable jump shot, and we’re already starting to shoot wholesale nfl jerseys china with a jump in week two. It’s not perfect yet, but I think by the end of the summer it will be perfect.

The Bucs gave him a five-year, $32.5 million deal in 2016, but back problems that year kept him off the field, and he finished last year on IR with a broken leg.

The Seahawks are perpetually in need of line help, so the reunion makes a degree of sense.

Recent history suggests Tampa Bay’s 10-1 odds to win the division could be a good bet. In each of the previous two seasons, the preseason long shot in the NFC South went on to win the division.

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