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Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Johnny Manziel says signing with the Canadian Football League was all about wanting to get back on a football field as soon as possible.
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Manziel said on PFT Live that he didn’t want to wait any longer, and that’s why he’s now in a CFL training camp, rather than hoping to end up in an NFL training camp or playing in the Alliance of American Football next year.

Ian Happ (B), 48 percent, Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians (RHP Trevor Bauer): Happ showed last week why we are still in a dangerous zone as far as statistical analysis. It feels like we’re starting to get some bankable sample sizes of work, but Happ added 152 points to his OPS in a five-game run that saw him go 6-15 with five extra-base hits. Just a week ago when he had a .718 OPS, he was off to a slow start, but now he’s sitting well above average with an .870 mark. Of course, he is still striking out 41 percent of the time so he’s hardly out of the woods. This is more of a hot-hand play as Bauer is no picnic for any hitters this year. It’s also meant to put Happ back on your radar as he may’ve fallen off in the midst of his cold Harrison Butker Youth jersey streak. He’s a flawed player, but still a very potent bat when he’s rolling.

Rodgers-Cromartie, 32, visited Washington after the Giants cut him to free up $6.5 million in cap space.

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In his 10 seasons, Rodgers-Cromartie has made 30 interceptions and 150 pass breakups. A former first-round pick of the Cardinals, he has played for four teams.

Kemp has been patrolling right and left field this season. He made a sparkling play on Story in the second, chasing down a fly ball and snagging it before falling in full stretch. My mom was giving me a hard time. She said when I was younger I would glide. Now I just stick, Kemp said. I looked at the Jumbotron to make sure I was gliding.

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Humphrey listed second on the team in pass breakups with 11 to go along with two interceptions. With a slight bump in snaps, he’ll see an increase in production.

Two years after coming into the league as the No. 19 overall pick, we’re still waiting for defensive end Shaq Lawson to pay dividends on the Buffalo Bills defensive line. He’s recorded six career sacks and fought through injuries in that span.

In his junior year at Clemson, Lawson looked the part of a solid bookend pass-rusher for a team that needed a dominant defender to set the edge. Head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier can develop the third-year pro into an impact player, but it starts with him staying on the field.聽

The Bills didn’t have one defender on the roster with more than four sacks during the previous term. Buffalo will have a decision to make on exercising Lawson’s fifth-year option next offseason. The looming evaluation may serve as an extra incentive for a productive campaign.

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The Redskins recently re-signed 30-year-old guard Shawn Lauvao this offseason. Lauvao missed seven games in 2017.

In order for the sale to become official, three-fourths of NFL team owners (24) must approve the team’s purchase.

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The Raiders have cut veteran quarterback Josh Johnson, a league source tells Field Yates of (on Twitter). It was a short stay in Oakland for the veteran as he was signed less than two months ago.

The decision is expected to be announced during the league’s spring meeting May 22-23 in Atlanta.

Even in the unlikely event that Nashville were to lose out on the 2019 NFL Draft, it would be in prime position to then host the 2020 Draft, Schefter reports. But 2019 in Nashville is looking increasingly likely, per league sources.

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“The two guys sitting with you and myself both feel, though, that winning press conferences and drafts and whatnot is not the final solution,” Pegula said, via John Vogl of the Buffalo News. “It’s winning games and getting in the playoffs and trying to get the big prize.

“Yeah, we’re excited but there’s more work to be done.”

The Bills had Botterill and Sabres coach Phil Housley in their draft room last Thursday, when Beane landed Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. Then the Sabres won the first pick in the NHL draft lottery, and they’re expected to take a hockey person named Rasmus Dahlin with that pick (I’m going to have to get Florio to explain to me how they do that hockey).

“In the NFL Draft room, and it’s the same thing once you got on the floor in the NHL at the Draft, you’ve got moments of elation interrupted by moments of sheer terror,” Pegula said. “Your emotions just go up and down. It’s pretty exciting.”

Now both of his teams have work to on the field and on the ice to keep that excitement going.

Shazier thanked those who have helped him throughout his spinal rehabilitation and revealed that he has resumed taking part in team activities after an extended absence as he works “day-by-day” to get better.sabres_249

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It’s easy to be optimistic in May. We’ll see if Wentz continues his upbeat prognosis three months down the line.
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If Wentz isn’t ready for the season opener, the Eagles will ride Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to start the year. The uncertainty of Wentz’s rehab is the reason Philly didn’t trade Foles, and why they re-did his contract to add incentives.

Wentz said Monday that there is no awkwardness between the two competitors.

Obviously the draft killed any hopes of a Wayne Gallman breakout (the same could also be said of Samaje Perine in Washington) and I still don’t have a great read on Green Bay’s backfield, though I expect it will be some combination of sophomores Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.

One player we’re forgetting about is Dalvin Cook, who looked like he was ready to take the league by storm until he tore his ACL in Week 4. It always takes a leap of faith Solomon Thomas Jersey to draft someone coming off a serious knee injury but all signs point to Cook being ready for Week 1 and I expect him to be a big-time contributor on one of the league’s best offenses. Another sophomore back to keep an eye out for is Tarik Cohen, who should be more involved in the Bears’ passing attack this season. Considering Jordan Howard’s immense struggles as a pass-catcher, that’s probably for the best. Could Allen Hurns emerge as a WR2 or better in PPR?

Perhaps a sign of Fleener’s departure came during free agency and immediately after the draft.

The Saints brought back veteran tight end Benjamin Watson on a one-year deal and signed Western Kentucky’s Deon Yelder as an undrafted free agent. With Fleener’s release, the Saints have Watson, Yelder, Josh Hill, Michael Hoomanawanui, Garrett Griffin and Alex Ellis on the offseason roster.
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Fleener entered the league in 2012 out of Stanford as a second-round pick with the Colts. For his career, he has 255 catches for 3,080 yards and 22 touchdowns.
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What we determined is that it’s the same velocity, same spiral efficiency and the same spin, but the time of release was slower when he dropped it, said Palmer, whose older brother Carson played quarterback for 15 NFL seasons. So, it was basically like, ‘OK, so you have a slowed release and you’re not gaining any velocity on this.’ So, that was eye-opening to where he went, ‘Wow. So, let’s go ahead and fix this.’ Darnold and Palmer kept training with the football and used the data to fine-tune the mechanics of one of the most highly touted players in the country.

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The Jaguars used the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft on running back Leonard Fournette. As a rookie, Fournette topped 1,000 yards, and the Jaguars improved from 3-13 to the AFC Championship Game. That has led many people to say that Fournette is proof that drafting St. Louis Blues Jersey a running back high in the first round can dramatically improve a team’s fortunes.
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So where does the perception that Fournette had a great rookie year come from? Part of it is that Fournette had a 90-yard run and a 75-yard run, people saw those highlights and that’s what shaped their opinions of him. But if you take out those two runs, his average drops all the way from 3.9 yards per carry to 3.3 yards per carry. (By way of comparison, if you take out Le’Veon Bell’s top two runs last year, his average drops only from 4.0 to 3.9 yards.)

Fournette’s average of 3.88 yards per carry was two-tenths of a yard below the overall league-wide average of 4.08 yards per carry. Is that because the Jaguars called on him to pick up first downs in a lot of short-yardage situations? Nope. He gained first downs on just 17 percent of his carries. That was the lowest first down percentage of any of the 19 running backs who gained at least 800 yards last year; the NFL average was 21 percent of all rushing attempts producing first downs.

The point of this isn’t to rip Fournette. It’s not that he’s a bad player, just that his value to the Jaguars was overstated. He’s certainly not evidence that spending a high draft pick on a running back is the way to turn around a franchise.

That came after Roethlisberger said that he plans to play for 3-5 more years, which would eat up most or all of Rudolph’s rookie contract if he was in Pittsburgh for all those years. Rudolph said on NFL Network that he wouldn’t expect to hear anything else from the longtime Steelers starter.

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The Falcons checked off a big box on their to-do list last week when quarterback Matt Ryan signed a contract extension and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff will now move on to other matters.
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Dimitroff outlined some of those plans during an appearance on 92.9 The Game on Monday. The G.M. said that the team will now look at extending the contracts of defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and left tackle Jake Matthews.
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Dallas’ wide receiver situation is very weak, but Gallup will still have work to do to overtake the likes of Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley for consistent snaps. If he lands an every-down gig, Gallup will enter the flex discussion, but he’s bench material in the meantime.
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The Bills entered Thursday with the league’s shakiest quarterback situation, but they aimed to fill that hole by trading up to select Allen with the seventh overall pick. Scouts love Allen’s big frame (6-foot-5, 237 pounds) and elite arm strength, but it’s hard to ignore his inefficiencies in nearly any statistical category you can find. He was off target on 16.3 percent of his throws at Wyoming last season, which is worst among all top quarterback prospects in recent years. (DeShone Kizer was the next closest at 14.5 percent.) Allen completed an ugly 56 percent of his passes and averaged 6.7 YPA in 2017.

Gennett has been inserted as the Reds’ cleanup hitter versus right-handers.

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Wilmer Flores (R), 2 percent, New York Mets at San Diego Padres (LHP Clayton Richard): It has been a weeks since the Mets faced a southpaw starter, so their lineup isn’t certain, but it’s assured Flores will be hitting in the heart of the lineup. The lefty-crusher is off to a slow start, but it’s only a matter of time before he makes up for lost time.

Scooter Gennett (L), 32 percent, Cincinnati Reds at Minnesota Twins (RHP Phil Hughes): This is more a reflection of the club’s woes and could change with Eugenio Suarez back in the lineup. Regardless, Gennett will be in a prime lineup spot, facing a pitcher with one of the highest home run rates over the past few seasons.

Kolten Wong (L), 3 percent, St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates (RHP Trevor Williams): Williams has a 2.15 ERA through five starts. That looks awfully nice, but don’t believe it. He’s not missing bats (6.4 K/9), he’s showing poor control (4.6 BB/9), and his 2.15 ERA isn’t supported by his 3.73 FIP or 4.87 xFIP. It’s been slow going for Wong out of the gate, but he showed last year that he can be a formidable option against righties (.288/.380/.431).

C.J. Cron (R), 8 percent, Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles (RHP Alex Cobb): Cron has actually hit righties just as well as lefties throughout his career and while he’s had a sharp platoon split favoring his work against lefties this year, I have to get someone in against Cobb. He has been trounced in both of his starts this year after missing spring training and I’m not sure there’s any reason to believe he’s going to turn it around quickly … if at all.

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With the NFL draft in the rearview, all eyes will turn to the last big story strand whipping in the warm wind of spring: Where will Dez Bryant land?
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The ex-Dallas Cowboys receiver predictably had to wait until after the draft to find the best landing spot. Bryant turned down Womens Radim Vrbata Jersey a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens in hopes of getting a one-year prove-it deal and chase in next season. With the Ravens now off the list, it’s anyone’s guess where Bryant might land at this point.

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The thing is even if Romine catches (ace Luis Severino), if he’s being aggressive and getting ahead in the count it doesn’t really matter who’s catching, right?

That makes sense, but what Gray went on and on about was how Romine is good at making in-game adjustments. The interference there was that Sanchez is reluctant to do so.

I think it’s always a process, Boone said. Absolutely. But I think Gary is better at it than he gets credit for. I think Gary, as far as game-calling, knowing what a particular hitter may be looking for, what his strengths and weaknesses are… I think he’s really good at it. But it is something that absolutely the more experience you gain in this league, the more you should always be growing.

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Irving has since recovered access to his Twitter account and revealed the account hack came by way of an old iPhone she had stolen, but some damage had already been seemingly done. After she posted a picture of her hair, to which she claims he pulled out in the alleged dispute, Irving made sure to point out how all of her hair is present in the picture — undermining her initial statements.

The Titans ranked dead last in the NFL at covering opposing running backs on passing plays, according to Football Outsiders. That’s not a stat you want to finish at the bottom of the league in when you are trying to overtake the Patriots. (You shouldn’t rank last in anything if you are serious about overtaking the Patriots, but you get the idea.) The Titans need help in the middle of their defense.

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Indians relief ace Andrew Miller left Wednesday’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs because of left hamstring tightness.
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The Tigers are the first team to play three doubleheaders before the end of April since the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox in 1982. They were swept at home by the Pirates on April 1 and split with the visiting Kansas City Royals last Friday.

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The combined winning percentage of the Steelers’ opponents last season was .477, tied with the Jaguars (see below) for 25th in the league. That weakness is evident each month of this season’s schedule.

The Steelers face only two fellow playoff teams, the Chiefs and the Falcons, in their first six games before a bye, and both of those games are in Heinz Field. Pittsburgh should have a ton of momentum rolling into the Week 11 divisional playoff rematch in Jacksonvillle. New England at home and New Orleans on the road are back to back in Weeks 15 and 16, but that’s it for the non-AFC North spikes. This slate is built for the Steelers to get the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

The 49ers have yet to lose a game with Jimmy Garoppolo as their starting quarterback, and that success should carry over even as they finally lose a few. The hardest games are Week 1 at the Vikings and Week 17 at the Rams. San Francisco travels to Green Bay in Week 6, but everything else is manageable; there’s the rest of the NFC West and NFC North, plus the Ramon Humber Authentic Jersey AFC West and two fellow last-place teams (at the Buccaneers in Week 12 and at the Bears in Week 16).

Yes, the Patriots once again have their built-in six-game break by playing in the weak AFC East, which will be weaker with the Bills joining the Jets and Dolphins in rebuilding mode. They do play the Jaguars (Week 2) and the Steelers (Week 15) on the road, but that’s balanced by facing the Packers (Week 9) and Vikings (Week 13) at home. The rest of the AFC South and the rest of the NFC North are additional breaks for New England.