NFL Draft rumors: Bills unlikely to move into No. 2 spot

The NFL Draft begins Thursday and the Bills have the opportunity to be major players in the first round.
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With two first-round picks, and a need for a quarterback, many believe the Bills could be a team to watch to move into the No. 2 spot currently occupied by the Giants.

The Bills currently own the No. 12 and No. 22 overall picks. They traded Tyrod Taylor to the Browns this offseason, and added A.J. McCarron to take his place. However, Buffalo hasn’t had a franchise quarterback for over a decade, and this could be the draft they target one.

According to, the Bills are unlikely to move into the No. 2 spot, but could still move up if the opportunity strikes.
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Bills general manager Brandon Beane said he was surprised to read the tweets when they surfaced and did not previously know about them.

He’s a really good kid, Beane said. We did a lot of background on him. Obviously some stuff came up today. We researched that, followed up with him. We feel very good about it.

We did our due diligence on him. We talked to him today. We spoke to him. We spoke to his coach again. We spoke to at least one of his teammates. We spoke to a lot of other people again to make sure everything we Jacob Trouba Womens Jersey had done through our whole process through the fall [matched up]. I’m not making an excuse, but I know there are probably things I would probably be disappointed in myself that I did at 14 or 15. He’s gonna come in here and own it. That’s all he can do. He’s owned it. He’ll have to earn the trust of his teammates, the fan base and the organization. He’s done all he could do and he will have to do more when he gets here.

The Raiders are hoping to trade wide receiver Seth Roberts after acquiring Martavis Bryant on Thursday, according to a report from The Athletic.

Roberts has spent four seasons with Oakland after he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He has registered 113 receptions, 1,332 yards and 11 touchdowns in 47 career games. The Raiders signed Roberts to a three-year, $12 million contract in August.

Oakland sent a third-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night in exchange for Bryant, who has 17 touchdowns in 36 career games.

Pujols’ hit moved him within seven of reaching 3,000. The slugger, who has 618 homers, is looking to become the fourth player in major league history with at least 3,000 hits and 600 home runs.

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Browns and Broncos are ready to move down

After the Browns take their quarterback of the future with the first pick, they may start looking for more future draft picks.
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Asked what stuck out to him about Mayfield, Namath said: Well everything. His demeanor. His attitude. He has a spark. He has a personality that shows a no-quit kind of guy. The anger gets in him. The competitiveness comes to the surface. You can see it, you can see the enthusiasm. His teammates, from what I’ve seen, trusted in him, counted on him. And boy, his footwork, his passing ability 鈥?he looked like a tough quarterback to defense. Those other guys too, but he looked damn good.

A bit. If anything, Mayfield may even have slightly quicker feet, I’m not sure. I don’t have any doubt that if he doesn’t get hurt, he’s gonna be around, man, Namath said. The guy can flat pass that ball and move around beautifully.
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I’ve seen Mayfield be able to go not from his first receiver to his second, but even to his third and his fourth, Namath said. That’s important. But you gotta have the time or you gotta buy the time with your feet, and he’s done that.

I haven’t met these guys, Namath said. I gotta look him in the eye. I gotta know what kind of guy he is personally. I have not seen enough of any of them and I haven’t met any of them, so I wouldn’t say, ‘I think they should get this guy.’

Ridley definitely keeps working. Asked what he does during the busy pre-draft process to get away from football, the short answer is this: Nothing.

To tell you the truth I just keep working, Ridley said. No days off. If I take days off I’m going to get behind. I can’t get behind. I just keep working. Actually, I feel better when I do that.

The #nodaysoff vibe may explain why Ridley had a visit with the Patriots. Ridley said he also visited with the Bears, Titans, Panthers, and Cowboys.

Chase Allen Authentic Jersey Very soon, one of those five teams (or maybe one of the other 27) will be drafting Ridley, bringing to town the work ethic that has carried him this far, along with the chip that he has on his shoulder from not being as big as today’s prototypical receivers are.

Mara called his lieutenants in charge of officially making the picks to deliver the news: Namath over Frederickson. But there was a pause. And Sherman Matthew Spencer Womens Jersey heard Mara say into the phone, Well, that’s that then.

Matthews, Marleau lead Maple Leafs past Bruins 4-2 in Game 3

Embarrassed and desperate after getting steamrolled by the Bruins through the first two games at Boston, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a point to prove.

His name sitting comfortably at the top of that list, Auston Matthews responded in a big way.

Matthews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to lead the Maple Leafs picked in a 4-2 victory Monday night, cutting the Bruins’ lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series to 2-1.

When you’re my age, social media doesn’t really affect your life, Babcock said. When you’re his age it affects your life. You know what people are saying.

Patrick Marleau had two goals, James van Riemsdyk also scored, and Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly added two assists each for the Maple Leafs. Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots.

Toronto will look to even the series here in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Manager John Gibbons is playing Maile every third game this season in an effort to keep Martin healthy, and he was thrilled to see the backup come through.

That’s big for him because he does everything great behind the plate, and now he’s not only getting hits, he’s getting big hits, Gibbons said.

Maile lined the second pitch he saw from Brian Flynn (0-1) down the right field line, driving in his third run of the game and handing the Royals their seventh straight loss. He has seven RBI this season, equaling last year’s total.

I’ve only got 300 or so at-bats in the big leagues, so I don’t have a ton of experience with it, Maile said. I feel like I’ve got a lot of experience behind the plate, but at it in big situations I haven’t had a ton.

Tyler Clippard (2-0) worked a scoreless 10th for his 50th career victory.

Kansas City starter Danny Duffy allowed two hits in six scoreless innings, striking out eight in his longest outing of the season, before Toronto rallied off Kansas City’s bullpen.seahawks_101

DeAndre Hopkins: Deshaun Watson and I will be best duo in NFL

Quarterback Deshaun Watson’s rise was halted by a torn ACL last season, but Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins expects his teammate to pick up right where he left off.
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Hopkins caught seven touchdowns from Watson in the first seven games of the 2017 season and told the media Tuesday that he has spent some time thinking about what the two of them can accomplish over a full season.

The first two games of the series have drawn the smallest crowds in the history of 2-year-old SunTrust Park. While unseasonably cold weather could be blamed for Monday’s turnout of 17,812, the second game was played on a clear night with temperatures in the mid-60s. Even so, the announced crowd was just 17,913.

Phillies: RHP Pat Neshek played catch for the second day in a row as he attempts to come back from a strained right shoulder. There’s no timetable for his return from the disabled list. The 37-year-old Neshek was an All-Star last season, going 5-3 with a 1.59 ERA in 71 games split between Colorado and Philadelphia.

Elite Kids Will Fuller V Jersey Braves: LHP Luiz Gohara went 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start at Double-A Mississippi, taking the loss in an 8-4 setback to Pensacola. He surrendered five runs in the first inning, though only one was earned. The 21-year-old sprained his left ankle in spring training and is unlikely to join Atlanta rotation until at least early May.

A loyal PFT PM listener (a/k/a a member of the #PFTPMPosse) recently asked whether teams will know the full impact of the new helmet rule on the running game before the draft. They won’t 鈥?unless, of course, some teams have inside information about how the rule will finally look.

Elite Kids Jonnu Smith Jersey The Falcons, for example, should be grilling team CEO/Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay on the specific question of whether the rule will be applied literally and broadly. If it is, the running game necessarily will be impacted, since both running backs and would-be tacklers won’t be allowed to do what so many running backs and would-be tackled do between the tackles: Drop their helmets an instant before the point of impact.

If the running game will be de-emphasized by a rule that makes it harder to run the ball in and through the tackle box, that should be a factor when determining how to use draft assets. Quarterbacks, receivers, cornerbacks, free safeties, pass rushers, outside running backs, Jannik Hansen Womens Jersey and pass-catching tight ends become more relevant; bulldozing running backs, fullbacks, run-blocking offensive linemen, run-stuffing defensive linemen, slow-footed middle linebackers, inside-the-box strong safeties, and blocking tight ends become less relevant.

Dolphins sign tight end Gavin Escobar

The Dolphins have shown plenty of pre-draft interest in the top tight ends, but they filled in the blanks with a veteran Monday.
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The Dolphins announced they signed tight end Gavin Escobar.

The former second-round pick of the Cowboys has struggled to find a permanent home.

This means not only being told in advance that a key move is coming but also having a chance to make his case against the move in a meaningful fashion before the decision is finalized. And that applies to every starting quarterback (including Rodgers and the rest of them).

The team has a fair expectation that the starting quarterback necessarily will be acting like much more than just another player. The starting quarterback should expect to be treated that way all the time, and not only when it benefits the team to have the quarterback assisting the coaching staff on an unofficial basis.
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Coach Sean McVay said Monday, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, that he does not view Donald’s absence as a crisis and isn’t worried about Womens Mike Tolbert Jersey him staying in shape while he’s away from the team. McVay also said the team is proactive about finding a solution that makes Donald happy.

That solution is a contract, but it will be at least a little while longer until all the details for a pact are nailed down.

Authentic Womens Dustin Hopkins Jersey For the past two years, baseball’s governing bodies, led by MLB, have acted on commitments to expand opportunities for girls in baseball, most recently highlighted by this past weekend’s Trailblazer Series, an all-girls tournament held in Compton, California, in partnership with USA Baseball. In June, MLB and USA Baseball will host a new program for girls in the Breakthrough Series, a development camp in which girls under 17 will be trained and scouted by MLB teams.

Girls want to play baseball, Reagins said. Whether they play with boys or play with girls, we want to allow them the opportunity to play, because they want to and they choose to.

Yes, Odell is in the building.

No, Pat Shurmur is not viewing the attendance of Odell Beckham Jr. at Monday’s opening day of the Giants’ offseason workout program as some sort of springboard to a long-term commitment or contract for the star receiver or a seminal moment in the history of the player, the franchise or the world.
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Limited Mens Dee Ford Jersey Just as Beckham’s presence can be overplayed, it also can be underplayed. As always with all things Odell, balance and perspective is crucial, and often missing. Beckham last year did not take part in the Giants’ offseason program, opting to do his work in Los Angeles. This time around, there is a new coach and coaching staff, a new general manager and a new injury, as Beckham is coming off October surgery to repair a fractured left ankle.

Shurmur said he communicated with Beckham after the NFL owners’ meetings two weeks ago in Orlando, when a swirl of fiction and non-fiction circulated about Beckham, the video of him in a Paris hotel with a French model (and substances that looked like drugs), the Giants’ irritation with the video as the latest Beckham distraction and the Giants fielding trade offers for him.

People are quick to pigeonhole you, the 45-year-old said. If me and you are talking sports, and it’s, ‘Hey he played basketball,’ then we start talking baseball and people are like, ‘What is he doing talking about baseball?’ That’s ridiculous. If you are knowledgeable about something and are able to talk about it, you should be able to express yourself. That’s one of the barriers that I continue to want to break for former athletes who are in this industry.

Rose has that chance full-time now on Get Up!, alongside Mike Greenberg and Michelle Beadle. ESPN built a South Street Seaport studio for the show 鈥?the focal point of the network’s New York City operation 鈥?and the trio is making a Paul Coffey Jersey combined $14.5 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Rose dismissed ratings as a personal barometer of success, and that’s a good thing thus far. The ratings for the first two shows 鈥?it premiered Monday 鈥?were far from ideal. According to Sports TV Ratings Twitter account, the show averaged 283,000 views on Monday 鈥?or 44,000 less than SportsCenter did on the same day a year ago 鈥?and 243,000 on Tuesday.

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It is hard to overlook the severity of his neck injury and missed time.

Skai Moore already comes in as an undersized inside linebacker who lacks athleticism. He is going to win time on the field with work in the film room and natural instincts as a player. Limited agility may make it difficult for him to contribute on special teams.

The previous statement may seem hyperbolic, but Nelson is legitimately the best guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson. The Notre Dame product is tremendous at the point of attack, a solid technician and reliable pass protector. 

The team that many are keeping an eye on in regards to Anderson is the Dolphins, given that they reportedly had trade interest in him this offseason. Beyond that, Miami actually signed Anderson to an offer sheet a few years ago that was ultimately matched by the Broncos and they’ve hired his former RBs coach Eric Studesville.

I understand now what it’s like to be at the bottom, he told Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei. … What I went through I wouldn’t wish on anybody. I dug myself out of it and put myself in this position.

The 24-year-old prospect is now considered the class’ top tight end as the Saints search for another option beyond the 37-year-old Benjamin Watson.

Life after Le’Veon Bell will come sooner rather than later.

Who is the best overall player? How about the best at each position? 

We tracked, scouted, graded and ranked the top 400 prospects with help from scouting assistants Marshal Miller, Dan Bazal and Jerod Brown. Together, we viewed tape of a minimum of three games per player—the same standard NFL teams use. Oftentimes, we saw every play from a prospect over the last two years. 

“Those guys are capable of a lot,’’ Cashman said. “It’s a really exciting dynamic to add to this offense. I do remember when Darryl Strawberry was swinging the bat for us and in his heyday with the Mets. Whenever he was at the plate you’d stop and make sure you’d watch that at-bat because he was capable of doing something you don’t normally see.steelers_048

Monday morning’s annual Patriots’ Day game postponed

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Jaime Garcia (2-0) allowed back-to-back homers by Mike Moustakas and Lucas Duda in the third. He gave up three runs on eight hits in five innings, walking one and striking out five.

All six of Toronto’s runs in the sixth were charged to right-hander Blaine Boyer, whose ERA ballooned to 25.20 even though just two of the runs he allowed Tuesday were earned.

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Blue Jays: C Russell Martin and 2B Devon Travis started the opener but sat out the nightcap. … DH Kendrys Morales (right hamstring) is not expected to require a rehab assignment before rejoining the team. Morales went on the disabled list April 10.

Profar collided with Rays center fielder Mallex Smith as Smith slid into second base. Profar is in the concussion protocol and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Rangers medical staff tended to Profar before the shortstop left the field. He was replaced by Drew Robinson.

Texas has lost starters Delino DeShields, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus and Doug Fister to the DL with different injuries.

Roads, sidewalks and entrance gates on the east side of the stadium, next to the tower, remained cordoned off Tuesday, forcing detours for fans on foot. The tower itself and several nearby restaurants and attractions were also closed.

Kansas City was also the opponent for the only previous cancellation at Rogers Centre. That happened on April 12, 2001, after a collision between two panels of the stadium’s moving roof.

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Dave Gettleman seeking generational player with second pick

Keith Kinkaid Kids Jersey The Giants could draft a quarterback with the No. 2 overall choice, but Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman is keeping an open mind. In fact, he said drafting a player at another position would be easier.
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It’s like when teams reach [and say], ‘We need a defensive tackle.’ Then they drop down and reach for a guy and maybe he’s a really good two-down player, a really good run player, and they’re hoping he’ll develop as a pass rusher, Gettleman said. No, you can’t do that. So that’s the conversation we’re having. When Julius Thomas Youth jersey we set the board and have our conversations, is that guy worthy of being the second pick in the draft? Can we picture him maybe someday putting on a gold jacket?

Limited Womens Calgary Flames Jersey He’s one play from being the starter again, Joseph said, via He has value, and it’s huge value. He’s working hard at it also. That’s the thing no one sees. He’s a hard worker. He’s working at it. Having an example of Case Keenum is going to help him. Case has been through hell and back as a quarterback 鈥?Case is gritty. That helps a young quarterback to say, ‘You know something, man? Forget the world. It’s about you grinding and getting better every day.’ If Paxton gets that from Case, he’s going to be better for it because Case is a gritty dude. That’s going to be good for Paxton to see and be around every day.

Keenum’s rise with the Vikings last year is certainly a story that every backup quarterback would love to emulate, but the draft could leave a different quarterback in that position for the Broncos.

Rams embrace business realities of L.A.

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The so-called Fight for L.A. could end up being a second-round TKO.
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The Rams and Chargers share the Los Angeles market. Soon, they’ll share a stadium. As a result, the competition for fans (and the dollars they carry around in their pockets) is real, no matter how much either team may try to downplay it.

At some point, the Chargers will have to adjust that approach, if they truly hope to compete with the Rams in the L.A. Even though the Chargers’ approach could result in the development of a better team, that approach doesn’t work in Los Angeles. The Rams have figured that out, collecting star players and creating the kind of what will they do next? vibe that always plays well in Hollywood.

For his part, Goodell seems to not be bothered by the booing. (At times, he welcomes it.) Still, the league needs Derek Dorsett Womens Jersey to ask itself whether it makes sense to essentially embrace such hostility on one of the biggest nights of the year. Others could easily be found who would be greeted by the crowd with praise and adulation. At some point, someone may need to persuade Goodell that this would be a much better look (and sound) for the NFL.

The announcement was carried live on CBS, which will televise AAF games starting the week after next year’s Super Bowl.
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The 72-year-old Spurrier brings instant credibility in Florida, where he was first a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and later a national championship-winning coach for the Florida Gators. Although Spurrier had a disappointing 12-20 record in two seasons in Washington in the NFL, he said he’s eager to help develop young players in a minor league.