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The Jets chose not to bring back linebacker Demario Davis and they did not even try.
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Davis signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Saints this week. He revealed that the Jets were not even in the bidding.

It’s exciting. I was speechless when I finally gave my agent the green light, Johnson told the team’s website. It’s the Big Apple. New chapter, new beginnings and I get to add to this already great defense. The last two years, I’ve been tagged. It’s my first time going through this process. It’s quite an experience. You lose sleep and your agent is calling you every five minutes. But it worked out and I’m happy to be a Jet.

The Jets re-signed OT Ben Ijalana to a one-year deal, a source confirmed. They also re-signed DL Jeff Allen Womens Jersey Mike Pennel to a three-year deal, according to a tweet from his agent.

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For Giants fans, it may seem as if Flowers has been around forever or far too long, but, incredibly, he does not turn 24 until April 25, one day before the start of this year’s draft. He is durable, starting 46 of a possible 48 games in his three seasons. Plus, he is relatively inexpensive heading into the final year of his contract with a 2018 salary of $2.397 million and a salary-cap hit of $4.5 million nothing extraordinary for a starting player.

The 6-foot-7 Fells, a converted basketball player, did little to translate that athleticism into production in Arizona.

He caught on with the Lions for $1 million last year and briefly pushed Eric Ebron out of the lineup, making him one of the more popular Lions to the Detroit fanbase.

He caught 17 passes for 177 yards and three scores before Ebron took back his job as the primary pass-catching tight end.

As a player who turns 32 in April, Fells probably isn’t going to turn into a useful tight end anytime soon, but the Browns gave him a three-year, $12 million deal to presumably serve as a blocking tight end next to David Njoku.

You and I are not the same if you can watch Vea almost single-handedly destroy a play by jacking up the left tackle and pushing him back into path of the pulling right guard and right tackle on a counter, forcing the running back to cut back right into his waiting arms without at least whispering “Hot damn!”

And these kind of plays happened in all four games I watched.

The only other guy I can recall tossing offensive lineman around the way Vea did in college in the last decade was Ndamukong Suh. As a matter of fact, Suh is exactly who Vea reminds me of on the field at times.

The Raiders repeatedly turned to Carrie after David Amerson and Sean Smith struggled, and while their pass defense was still a brutal 30th in DVOA, Carrie arguably kept it from being worse.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace made a pair of investments at tight end last year in signing blocking tight end Dion Sims and drafting freak athlete Adam Shaheen in the second round, so it’s a bit of a surprise that he’s making a third foray into the market, but Burton is a more complete player than either of those two.

This is likely more of a referendum on Shaheen, given that Burton will probably occupy two-tight-end sets alongside Sims to start the season.

The four-year, $32 million deal Burton signed is hardly insignificant; he now holds the third-largest average annual salary for a tight end in the league behind Jordan Reed and Travis Kelce, each of whom had much more impressive campaigns before signing their deals.

(With four years and $31.25 million left on his deal, it’s perhaps notable that Ertz is in line to make less money than his former backup.) If Burton hits that upside, he’ll be worth the money he’s getting as part of this contract, but a lot of teams pay for the best-case scenario in free agency and end up getting something significantly less.

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Obviously, I didn’t take that lightly, Maxwell told reporters at spring training camp Tuesday, via the San Francisco Chronicle. That was to bring awareness to a problem and (to) face we do see it, we do experience and we have empathy for what’s going on. This year, I don’t plan on kneeling. 锟斤拷 And we’ll move on forward.
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Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem last season to protest the mistreatment of African Americans by law enforcement. He is, to date, the only MLB player to take a knee in protest during the national anthem.

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Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Russell Westbrook have to play at their absolute best every night, or there’s a legitimate chance that their teams won’t make it to the postseason. LeBron James has seen his Cleveland Cavaliers slide to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, and if he doesn’t carry the squad while Kevin Love remains sidelined, they could easily slip out of home court advantage even in the first round.

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Broncos’ Von Miller is ‘all in for the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes’

One of the biggest questions around NFL free agency is where Kirk Cousins will find a new home, but if it’s up to Von Miller, he would land with the Broncos.
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The Broncos join the Vikings, Cardinals and Jets as teams who are making a run at signing the veteran quarterback, but Miller is ready to give his pitch adding that other markets don’t have someone like him that will be there for Cousins for the rest of his career.

That’s one thing that these other markets are just not going to have. They’re not going to have a guy like me on the other side that’s going to be with him for the duration of his career, so hopefully that will be enough. I know it won’t, but I’m here all in for the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes.

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That’s a trio of real players who can make an impact for a downtrodden franchise, and the trickle-down effect will be interesting leading up to free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft. The trades come almost a year to the day Cleveland’s last regime made a Moneyball style trade for Brock Osweiler that might have indirectly paved the way for that franchise quarterback.

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We’re talking about a first-round quarterback in this year’s draft, and there are five good options for the Browns to choose from. Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. If Cleveland really wants one of these quarterbacks, they have the freedom and flexibility to do that at No. 1 or No. 4 or later.

This opens the door for real-run possibilities with those first two picks. Saquon Barkley and Darnold. Darnold and Minkah Fitzpatrick. Barkley and Fitzpatrick. All three combinations work, and they all sound good.

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Ryan signed his seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension in October 2014.

All the while, he has strengthened his community back in Arizona. Dr. Zain Khalpey is the Tuscon-based cardiothoracic surgeon who operated on Cunningham. The two talk nearly every day. Cunningham went to Khalpey’s house for Thanksgiving.
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Khalpey now serves as the medical director of the Craig Cunningham All Heart Foundation. The nonprofit’s goal, Cunningham says, is to prevent sudden cardiac arrests by promoting prevention and screening of the condition.

It was a time when the franchise was defined by high-profile player departures and the stingy ownership of Eugene Melynk, who the Ottawa Sun wrote has taken countless hits from fans worried about the club’s ability to compete with a limited budget. Good to see not much has changed in three-and-a-half years.

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Even Nowitzki, who has seen just about everything there is to see in his 20-year Hall of Fame career, has never played with a rookie point guard with this amount of responsibility right away.

The back up the Brinks truck pitch: Why come to the Jets? How about MONEY?

Lots and lots of money. That’s the whole point of professional football, right? This is your job and you’ve only got another decade or so to rack up as many big checks as you can. We’re ready to give you a gigantic check 鈥?one the Broncos, Vikings and just about every other team can’t come close to matching.

What you’d have in New York: It’s not like you’re off to football Siberia either.

Despite everyone being completely convinced the Jets were tanking in 2017, we still started the season 3-2 and beat three playoff teams in our 5-11 season.

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In defense of Kevin Love, the Cavs’ most popular scapegoat

News broke late Monday night that the Cavs had held a team meeting before practice. The most noteworthy development? Cavs players questioning the legitimacy of Kevin Love’s illness, which kept him out of Saturday’s debacle against the Thunder.

Upon hearing Love had become the scapegoat for the Cavs’ struggles, the first thing that came to mind was Garry Gergich, the awkward yet lovable character from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” Garry — or Jerry or Larry or Terry because no one ever cares quite enough to get his name right — is often the target of the members of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department because of his general clumsiness and tendency to put himself in ridiculous situations. He becomes the butt of many jokes, even in cases where he really hasn’t done anything wrong.

“Most nights it’s not going to be 6-5,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “But when it is, the guys have got to know they’ve got a chance to get it done. That is a good quality to have in your group. You don’t want to use it every night.”

The NBA announced the reserves for this year’s All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Not every deserving player made the list, of course. As SN’s Sean Deveney wrote this week in his prediction piece, “There are always snubs.”

It’s a tough deal for George, who was hoping to play in his hometown (and in, maybe, his future home arena). He lost out to LaMarcus Aldridge, Draymond Green and Karl-Anthony Towns in the coaches’ voting for frontcourt players.

Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon extended his points streak to six games with his team-leading 32nd goal in the second period. MacKinnon has seven goals and six assists during the run and eight goals and nine assists in his last eight games.

“We’re on the outside looking in. Hopefully we’ll get closer going into the All-Star break,’’ Hardaway said. “I feel like with our group, we have that fire and that desire and in our heart is to make the playoffs one hundred percent. If we don’t make the playoffs we’re going to home in April upset. At the same time we know that we gave our all. But we’re trying to make the playoffs, point blank.”

NBA trade deadline: Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

The Cavaliers have traded Isaiah Thomas.
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Cleveland announced Thursday it traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and the Cavaliers’ first-round pick in 2018 to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance.

The Cavaliers get rid of Thomas, as many hoped they would, while the Lakers get players with expiring contracts and another first-round pick to add to their future.

Channing Frye is a champion, true pro and great person. He has been part of a special group of teammates on and off the court for us, as his impacts were both tangible and intangible, Altman added. It is difficult to see him go and we wish Channing and his family the very best. IT has had a difficult and very challenging basketball journey over the last year as he has worked extremely hard to make progress in his return to play. He is a true competitor and that will certainly help him in his continued work on the court.

Survive late March. The Nuggets are six games over .500, and in good position to assure themselves of a playoff spot. But there is something to be nervous about: the brutal seven-game road trip the team has lined up in late March, which will last two weeks and take them through Memphis, Miami, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, Toronto and Oklahoma City. The Nuggets are 9-19 on the road, so this trip does not bode well for their postseason chances.

Smith’s fiancée told TMZ that the former All-Pro has checked into a rehab facility. San Francisco police have sought Smith in connection with the incident, but Smith’s fiancée — who told TMZ she was the victim — said her parents took him to rehab at his request.
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I wish the best for Aldon. And I’m scared for his life with his addiction. I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and [am] so happy he turned to my family who considers him family, and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs, Smith’s fiancée told TMZ.

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Smith, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and a first-team All-Pro in 2012, has had numerous run-ins with the law. He has been arrested on DUI charges multiple times and has previously faced weapons charges, which were later reduced.

It turns out this week there are more teams with a 7 rating than with 8 or higher combined.

Although Buffalo has been coy about whether it’s keeping Taylor, given its lukewarm feelings toward him during the season, it would be silly for the team not to recoup the salary-cap space, which would be $9.4 million by cutting him before June 1 and $15 million after. The Broncos with Bill Musgrave now have an offense suited for Taylor, while the change from Rick Dennison (a play-caller with strong Kubiak/Mike Shanahan ties to Brian Daboll) further keeps Taylor from fitting the Bills anymore.
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The dream of convincing Cousins to come to Denver is not yet dead, as he conveniently has the same representation as Siemian. But the Vikings and Jets have the means to come up with stronger offers. That said, the Broncos ending with Keenum or Taylor and Baker Mayfield, or whatever QB they deem worthy of the No. 5 overall pick, is a more responsible plan.

All of that will still happen in this article, but the lead section has been expanded. Let’s look at the glut of streamable talent found on teams with Forecaster ratings of exactly 7 — the Josh Manson Womens Jersey upper middle class, as it were — of the Forecaster rosters for next week.

Also, since the Rater heavily appreciates team scoring efficiency, teams like the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets always score extremely high, even though they don’t have a lot of obvious stream candidates since so much of the production is concentrated toward the primary players.

Like they do with offensive line, the Colts need to come away with a significant addition here from a strong position pool in line with their system.

While the actual results of vertical jumps show how high players can leap, that’s really only valuable for wide receivers and their jump-ball ability. The vertical, however, is perhaps the best test of raw explosiveness at the Combine.

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Along with the vertical, the broad jump is a great indicator of explosiveness and lower-body strength. Starting from a standing position, players can only swing their arms to generate force from a flat-footed position.
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How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking

I would tend to bet on a team that is getting a boatload of points that is supposedly tanking against a playoff-bound team, Boyles said. You’re getting more points than you normally should.
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It is always scary when you have a human element outside of the information controlling your wager such as tanking, Krackomberger said. But it has not come back to bite me yet.

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There were 29 records that were either tied or broken in Super Bowl 52. Combine that with all of the offense we were treated to and just one punt, and it’s harder to ask for a better Super Bowl than that.

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Williams was released by former general manager Dave Gettleman after the 2014 season.

Stewart recently said he still could be a productive back. But with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner trying to create more opportunities for 2017 first-round pick Christian McCaffrey and what Hurney called a deep draft class at running back, the Panthers opted to move on.

We can expect the Seahawks to be active in free agency because that’s how they’ve always operated under general manager John Schneider, even when they haven’t made major splashes. Last year, for instance, Seattle signed a handful of unrestricted free agents to one-year deals and only one of them — guard Luke Joeckel — got more than $3 million guaranteed.
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Perron was credited with an empty net goal when the Canucks inadvertently sent the puck the length of the ice for the final margin.

“If you’re a second too late, they’re gonna pass right by you and come the other way,” said Sedin, who has seven points in his last seven games. “These guys can score, they got offensive skill up front and we knew it was going to be a back and forth game. We played good in the first and good in the third, but in the second it got away from of us.”

Along with his assist on Nosek’s goal, Perron tied his career-high of 57 points.

After that it will be back to the football grind for the fifth-year pro, who will take plenty of training and medicinal methods with him but also be able to add another skill and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to his already impressive resume.

“I love the experience and I think it’s going to serve me well in the future,” he said. “It was on my bucket list. Back home the Olympics is like a religion, growing up we were just watching it all day through the winter. Discovering new sports, no matter if you’re looking at skeleton or bobsledding or curling or whatever it is, everything is impressive when it’s the Olympics.

Curry exploded for 44 points on 14-of-19 from the field, including 8-of-11 from beyond the arc, to go with 6 rebounds and 10 assists in 37 minutes. It was his third 40-point game of the season.

Kevin Durant chipped in 24 points and eight boards, and Klay Thompson had 19 points. Thompson reached 10,000 career points, becoming the 10th player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

First-quarter play has been an issue for the Warriors, but their production in the first is what got them over Thursday night.

Jackson carried the offensive load along with T.J. Warren when the Suns were shorthanded at point guard and without Devin Booker, but now that Booker is back and Elfrid Payton is running the point things have changed. Jackson managed 22 points in Booker’s first game back from injury, but it’s unlikely he repeats the 10-15 shooting he had in that contest. With fewer shots to go around now that the Suns are at full strength, it’s going to take that type of efficiency against the Clippers for him to be a value. Don’t bank on it.49ers_006