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When it comes to football Logan Paulsen Color Rush Jersey , Saquon Barkley has a knack for doing what might sound impossible. Whether it’s his freakish feats in the weight room, or his game-breaking plays during a three-year career at Penn State (during which he scored a school-record 53 touchdowns), the 6-foot, 233-pounder earned another distinction when he was selected second overall by the Giants in the draft last month instead of a quarterback. In a QB-driven league where an every-down back is an endangered species, Barkley was the highest running back drafted in more than a decade. The next hurdle for the Bronx, New York, native? Tempering expectations that he’ll become the Giants’ hometown hero. ”I don’t see them,” Barkley said. ”I know a lot of people try and set expectations for me. No offense to you guys, but I set my own expectations.” Which will start by using the same mentality he’s always had. ”I have to believe in myself, set goals for myself, set expectations for myself and continue to work for those goals every single day,” Barkley said. ”Just to continue to come in, be humble. I don’t want to be that guy that thinks he is a high draft pick and that he has it all. Nothing is given to you. Everything is earned. You have to have that mindset that you have to work every single day. Learn every single day. Be a student of the day, learn from the guys and the coaches. The Elis (Manning) and the Odells (Beckham Jr.) on the field and off the field. Just work. Hard work got me here.” Like the highest running back taken since Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush in 2006 Jordan Akins Color Rush Jersey , Barkley is more of a do-everything player than a conventional running back, returning kicks, including two for touchdowns last season, one of which was 98 yards. Citing Ezekiel Elliott and Le’Veon Bell as examples, Barkley talked about how valuable versatile running backs can be. ”I am not a guy that just lines up in the back field and is going to bang his head, bang his head, bang his head,” he said. ”I am a guy that is willing to do anything for his team. Whether it be a kick returner or a punt returner, running down on kickoffs, lining up in the slot, running a dummy play or a fake play, whatever it takes. I want to be an athlete, not just a running back. Obviously, I play the running back position Cheap Clive Walford Jersey , but I want to be an all-around guy and an all-around player.” While coach Pat Shurmer senses the Giants drafted a quick study, he knows Barkley has to dive into the playbook before he can truly assess that. ”He needs to be everything he thinks he can be and then we’ll worry about that (expectations) later,” Shurmer said, adding: ”I’m certainly high on Saquon . If you ask him, he’ll tell you he wants to learn what he’s doing and compete at a high level and regardless of what my expectations are for him.” The expectation among fans and some in the media is that Barkley makes an immediate impact, which would result in a potent offense featuring wide receivers Beckham and Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram, as long as 37-year-old Eli Manning can return to his two-time Super Bowl MVP form. For now, Barkley, along with the other players at the Giants’ three-day rookie minicamp this weekend, will get the first taste of what NFL practices are like, and what it’s like to not only be an NFL player but a New York Giant. ”We’re going to put them through the paces for three days here and try and teach them,” Shurmer said. ”I think what’s important is and I’ve talked to the staff, I’ve talked to our current players, we want to teach our rookies the right way from the very beginning – here is your iPad Authentic Vontaze Burfict Jersey , here is your locker, here is where you need to be, here is how you need to dress, here are the fields, `please’ and `thank-you’ work, push in your chair. We want to really train these guys in the New York Giants’ way and I think it’s every facet of their life and then, certainly what is most obvious, football.” A mentality to which the well-polished Barkley is looking forward. ”It is an honor to play for this franchise. Right when you walk in the building, you see the four Lombardi Trophies and you already know what the standard is for this team and this program,” Barkley said. ”I am just happy to be a part of it.” — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has seemingly had a drama-filled offseason in regards to his future and contract in Foxborough, but the perennial Pro Bowler denied speculation that he was planning a holdout.Gronkowski, 29, was reportedly unhappy with his contract situation and was a no-show for the team's offseason workouts. But the idea of holding out didn't even cross Gronkowski's mind."No. Haven鈥檛 come close to considering that. No even one bit," Gronkowski said Denzel Ward Jersey Youth , per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "What I can do is keep preparing, keep showing up every day. Keep doing what I got to do."The best tight end in football signed a six-year contract extension worth $54 million in 2012, but his production has spiked ever since he put the paper to the pen. Gronkowski has a base salary of just $8 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019, per Spotrac.com. Without a doubt, he's worth a significant raise.But Gronkowski has been the subject of trade rumors, given speculation that he's grown tired of 'The Patriot Way', and even pondered retirement in the offseason. Head coach Bill Belichick is known for not paying many of his stars top dollar, and prefers to trade them for draft picks. Chandler Jones, Jamie Collins and Brandin Cooks are recent examples of this. Gronkowski may have admitted he wasn't planning a holdout, but that doesn't necessarily mean he could stick with the Patriots long term. Though he is the best tight end in the game, Gronk turns 30 next year and has been injury-prone. Thus, Belichick may be hesitant to give his star player a big raise.There has been plenty of reported tension in Foxborough since January, and Gronk's contract status has been one of the big stories. Whether or not he and the Patriots can find a long-term deal in the immediate future will be worth following closely..

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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid arrived Sunday on the campus of Missouri Western State University to start his 20th season as an NFL head coach Lions Da'Shawn Hand Jersey , yet finds himself energized by what's new on his football team for 2018. "There's more new I would say on both sides of the ball," Reid said. "Some of the old guys that have been here aren't here." The team lost several veterans during the offseason, trading quarterback Alex Smith to Washington and parting ways with longtime linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali among other moves. The offseason changes result in a team navigating through its most significant turnover since Reid's 2013 arrival in Kansas City. "Whether it's the quarterback position, inside linebacker position, outside linebacker position, you're missing a few of those guys and you have new guys coming in that you have an opportunity to see perform," Reid said. "That's exciting to me, I'm looking forward to that." The biggest change comes at quarterback with Smith giving way to Patrick Mahomes, the No. 10 overall selection in last year's draft. Smith won 50 regular-season games as the team's starter since 2013. "Alex was phenomenal, he's going to continue to be phenomenal for the Redskins and we feel very lucky to have Pat, to be able to step up and watch him grow here," Reid said. "Let's see how he does. He can't be in any better place, man Cheap Austin Corbett Jersey , than with the Kansas City Chiefs and I know he's fired up about that." Mahomes arrived in camp Sunday along with the team's other quarterbacks and with coaches, rookies and select veterans. A three-day minicamp starts on Monday before the full squad checks in on July 25. The first full team practice kicks off July 26. The 22-year-old faces no competition for the starting quarterback job. The team acquired veteran Chad Henne as his understudy and to serve as a sounding board for Mahomes as he navigates his first full season as a starter. Mahomes hopes to use his time in camp to become a more efficient quarterback. "I want to make sure I can get in and out of the huddle fast, we can make the right checks and just really have a lot of positive plays," Mahomes said. "Not necessarily the huge plays but just have positive plays and move the chains. That's how you have success in the NFL. You keep taking those yards, taking those yards and then when you have guys that can stretch the field you make those plays and those come within the flow of the game." With new faces arriving in camp this week, Reid had good news about some of the team's key players returning from injury. The coach said he expects only wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas and cornerback Ashton Lampkin possibly starting camp on the sidelines. That means center Mitch Morse, linebacker Dee Ford and running back Spencer Ware, all returning from season-ending injuries a year ago, expect to practice with the team. "All those guys, everybody else is good," Reid said. "Again I just want to see on the field and we'll kind of monitor as it goes but, yeah, they all should be ready to go." The quarterback change and other roster turnover create an array of differing expectations for this Chiefs' team. Many preseason prognosticators have the Los Angeles Chargers replacing Kansas City atop the AFC West after back-to-back divisional titles. Reid Cheap James Washington Jersey , however, doesn't see it that way. "But the important thing is there is high expectations within the building, within the team," Reid said. "They demand that from themselves. You felt that in the OTAs and I expect that to continue. I expect guys to challenge each other, that's the way you get better. We've got great competition that we're going to play this year starting with the Chargers." Yet with many viewing the 2018 season as a transition, if not rebuilding, year for the Chiefs, even Reid acknowledges that this season paves the way for a brighter future under Mahomes. "We're striving to win a championship and then to consistently be in a position where we can win a championship as the years go on," Reid said. "And it starts again today." San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster said he is using his legal problems that he feared could cost him his football career this offseason as a learning tool going forward now that he has been cleared of the most serious charges. Foster spoke to the media on Saturday for the first time since he was charged in April for felony domestic assault and later exonerated when the accuser recanted her story and a judge found no other credible evidence. "I learned every day I have to go harder at everything I do now to better myself even more," Foster said. "It's like do or die. Just don't mess up. ... It's like how I'm trying to craft my career, I have to craft my life." Foster spent much of his offseason dealing with legal issues rather than preparing for his second season in the NFL. He was charged in January in Alabama with second-degree marijuana possession. That charge was eventually dismissed after he completed a first-time offender diversion course. Foster then faced more serious charges for an incident in California in February. He was initially charged in April with felonies for domestic violence, making criminal threats and weapons possession after being accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend. A judge ruled there was no probable cause on the first two charges after the ex-girlfriend recanted the allegations and the judge found no other evidence to support the charges. The weapons charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and Foster pleaded no-contest to that in June. He was sentenced to two years' probation, 232 hours of community service Giants Cody Latimer Jersey , and $235 in fines. Foster declined to discuss specifics of the case on Saturday and is just thankful to be back with his teammates on the field. "It made me appreciate football a lot better," he said. "It was crazy knowing that football could be gone. Just being back on this field with my brothers and these coaches is a blessing." Foster missed about a month of the offseason program while dealing with the legal issues and will also be suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's conduct and substance-abuse policy. He is able to take part in training camp and play the exhibition games, but must sit out San Francisco's games against Minnesota and Detroit before being allowed to return on Sept. 17 before the Niners play Kansas City. "It was painful," Foster said of the punishment. "It's football, something I do, something I love. It is what it is. Accept the consequences, you take it and you move on. You learn from it, too, and you grow from it." The 49ers stood behind Foster even as he was not allowed at the facility. But coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have made clear that Foster must get his life in order and avoid further legal trouble if he wants to remain part of the organization. "I think Reuben's done a great job just handling it," Shanahan said. "What they originally charged him with is as bad of a thing as you can imagine. It's a very embarrassing thing because of how bad it was. To have all that scrutiny on you and to have to go through that, I think would be a challenge for any human being. That would mess a lot of people up. "I've been really, very impressed with Reuben in how he handled it, the process he went through while it was going on and after it got dropped Brandon McCarthy Jersey , how he's handled himself since. I know he learned a lot through it. We talked about it a lot at the beginning, that some things seem so bad but if you get through it, it can be a good thing in the long run. If you handle it right, it can enlighten you in some things and help you grow. I really think it has for Reuben and I think it's benefited him in the long run." Foster said he appreciated the support, especially from teammates who came to court in a public show of support. One of those teammates was Richard Sherman, who barely knew Foster after signing with the team in March. Sherman and Foster now have lockers next to each other. "That's real. He's a man for that," Foster said of Sherman coming to court in April. "I respect Richard Sherman for that, coming to court and supporting me. 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Nothing much has gone right for the San Antonio Spurs in the first three games — all definitive losses — to the Golden State Warriors in their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Now Rams John Kelly Jersey , with the prospect of a second consecutive four-game playoff sweep by Golden State, everything has to go right for the Spurs to even extend the series past Sunday afternoon’s Game 4 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. San Antonio will be behind the eight ball even before the game tips off as the team announced Saturday that coach Gregg Popovich will again be missing from the sidelines as he remains with his family in the aftermath of his wife’s death Wednesday. Popovich did not coach the Spurs during their 110-97 loss to Golden State in Game 3 on Thursday, handing those duties over to first assistant Ettore Messina. Messina will also be at the helm Sunday as San Antonio tries to stay alive and push the series to a fifth game Tuesday in Oakland. But even those chances are slim, and it’s all but a given that the Warriors will win the series and move on to the conference semifinals. The Spurs lost Thursday because they didn’t shoot well, a theme throughout the first three games of the series. San Antonio shot 42.5 percent from the field and made only 7 of 33 from 3-point range. That poor performance from beyond the arc came after a 4-for-28 showing from long distance in Game 2 on Monday. “Our guys focused in and we came in and we played,” said Spurs All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who led the team in Game 3 with 18 points and 10 rebounds. “It’s been the same thing. We just aren’t making shots that are there. “They’re (Warriors) doubling and doing their things. We have open shots Jessie Bates III Jersey , but they just aren’t going in. Our guys are competing, following the game plan, and trying to give ourselves a shot, but when don’t make shots, it’s always tough.” Tony Parker added 16 points off the bench for San Antonio in Game 3, bit most of those points came in garbage time, when things were already out of hand. The teams could not have had a more contrasting series over the first three games Authentic Darius Leonard Jersey , as for everything the Spurs have done wrong, Golden State has done right. It’s been a totally dominating performance so far for the defending NBA champions, even without guard Stephen Curry — who is out rehabbing a knee injury. Kevin Durant led the Warriors in Game 3 with 26 points on 9-for-17 shooting, nine rebounds and six assists. Klay Thompson added 19 points, and Shawn Livingston hit for 16. In all, six players scored in double figures for Golden State. Thompson said the Warriors’ success in the first three games has been predicated on their willingness to go the extra mile on defense. “We rely on our defense when we’re not making shots,” Thompson said. “Our defense can be a constant for us and dictate how far you play. If we get open looks Matt Kemp Jersey , they’re eventually going to fall.” Durant and Livingston rolled their ankles in the fourth quarter of Game 3, adding some suspense, at least on the injury front, for Sunday’s game. “They’re going to be OK,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Durant and Livingston. “Shaun’s was probably a little worse than Kevin’s. Both sprained ankles, but I think they’ll be all right.” Prosecutors say they have reached plea deals with former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle that allow him to be released on probation as long as he stays out of trouble. The Sedgwick County district attorney's office said in a news release Friday the agreements cover four cases against Randle, including ones involving a jail fight and interfering with a law enforcement officer. He has already been in jail more than two years. Taken together Authentic Albert Wilson Jersey , the pleas call for a controlling sentence of 80 months that allows him to be free on probation for 60 months. If he violates probation, prosecutors can seek to have him put in prison. Randle was sentenced Friday for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat and marijuana possession. He will be sentenced Aug. 17 on the jail fight and interference cases as well as ones related to his breaking a jail TV and threatening a guard. .

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (16-3) OPEN CAMP: July 25 Giants Saquon Barkley Jersey , NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia LAST YEAR: Won first Super Bowl title and franchise's first NFL championship since 1960, defeating Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Patriots. Overcame losing several key players to injury, including QB Carson Wentz, LT Jason Peters, LB Jordan Hicks and others. Backup QB Nick Foles led way after Wentz tore ACL in Week 14, earning Super Bowl MVP honors. Coach Doug Pederson's offense was balanced yet aggressive. Players bought into team-first attitudes. Defense thrived under coordinator Jim Schwartz. DT Fletcher Cox anchored deep line that included Super Bowl hero Brandon Graham. Special teams were solid despite losing PR Darren Sproles. Rookie K Jake Elliott showed strong leg. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: DE Michael Bennett Calvin Ridley Jersey Falcons , DT Haloti Ngata, WR Mike Wallace, LB Corey Nelson, TE Richard Rodgers, rookie TE Dallas Goedert. IMPORTANT LOSSES: Offensive coordinator Frank Reich, QB coach John DeFilippo, TE Trey Burton, RB LeGarrette Blount Youth Joel Iyiegbuniwe Jersey , DE Vinny Curry, CB Patrick Robinson, LB Mychal Kendricks, WR Torrey Smith, DT Beau Allen, TE Brent Celek, P Donnie Jones. CAMP NEEDS: Wentz will be closely monitored but there's no urgency to rush him with Foles still on team. His rehab will be biggest story this summer. Other key players returning from injury include Peters, Hicks Jorge De La Rosa Jersey , Sproles, special teams ace Chris Maragos and DT Tim Jernigan. Defense needs LB to emerge as replacement for Kendricks and CB to replace Robinson at nickel spot. Both QBs need to build chemistry with new Nos. 2-3 TEs. EXPECTATIONS: Trying to become first Super Bowl champs to repeat since 2003-04 Patriots, and anything less will be considered disappointment. Wentz, Peters and other star players who missed playoffs last year are determined to win it all and won't let teammates get complacent. Overall, team improved on paper but it'll be difficult to match unique bond last year's group had. The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 4:10 p.m. The Steelers aren’t going down easily. Le’Veon Bell took Ben Roethlisberger’s lateral and ran 8 yards for a TD as Pittsburgh cut Jacksonville’s lead to 42-35 with 2:18 left. Big Ben scrambled from the pocket and ran for 1 yard before swinging the ball to Bell, who beat one Jaguars defender for the game’s 11th TD. Pittsburgh then tried an onside kick that was recovered by the Jaguars. – Tom Withers reporting from Pittsburgh. — 3:55 p.m. The Jaguars answered back. Blake Bortles threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to fullback Tommy Bohanon with 4:19 left to give Jacksonville a 42-28 lead over the Steelers. After Pittsburgh closed within seven for the second time in the half, Bortles drove the Jags 75 yards for the crucial score. Bohanon got behind Pittsburgh’s linebackers and Bortles completed the scoring toss with ease. — 3:45 p.m. Here come the Steelers again. Antonio Brown caught a 43-yard TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 9:05 left to bring Pittsburgh within 35-28 of Jacksonville. It was Brown’s second TD and it revived the Steelers, who fell behind by 14 moments earlier. The Steelers have come back after trailing 21-0 and 28-7. – Tom Withers reporting from Pittsburgh. — 3:40 p.m. The Jaguars are 10 minutes away from a spot in the AFC championship game. Leonard Fournette’s 3-yard touchdown run with 10:34 remaining gave Jacksonville a 35-21 lead over the Steelers. After Jacksonville’s defense stopped Pittsburgh on fourth down Marcus Davenport Saints Jersey , Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles completed a 45-yard pass to Keelan Cole to set up Fournette’s third TD. The rookie running back was sidelined for part of the first half with an ankle injury. Jacksonville was trying to hang on after seeing a 28-7 lead trimmed to seven. – Tom Withers reporting from Pittsburgh. — 3:20 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to hold on against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The upstart Jaguars hold a 28-21 lead going into the fourth quarter at chilly Heinz Field. Jacksonville led by 21 points in the second quarter after a 48-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Telvin Smith but Pittsburgh has responded behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger has thrown for 258 yards and three scores through three quarters. Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell has 116 yards and a score for the Steelers. — 3 p.m. Ben Roethlisberger is heating up and the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in it against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Roethlisberger hit a diving Le’Veon Bell for a 19-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter to pull the Steelers within 28-21 of the Jaguars in their divisional round showdown. The touchdown was Roethlisberger’s third of the game. He’s also thrown an interception that led to a Jacksonville score and had a fumble returned for a touchdown. The Steelers trailed by 21 points late in the first half. The biggest playoff comeback in franchise history came 15 years ago when they rallied from 17 down to beat Cleveland in the wild-card round. Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette returned in the second half after leaving in the second quarter with an ankle injury. – Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh — 2:35 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 30 minutes from a trip to New England for the AFC championship game. Leonard Fournette ran for a pair of touchdowns and the upstart Jaguars have a 28-14 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers at halftime of their divisional round showdown before leaving with an ankle injury. T.J. Yeldon also has a touchdown run for the Jaguars and linebacker Telvin Smith scooped up Ben Roethlisberger’s fumble and returned it for a score. Roethlisberger has touchdown passes to Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant but has also committed two turnovers. The Jaguars are looking for their third trip to the AFC title game in franchise history. – Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh. — 2:15 p.m. Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette has gone to the locker room with an ankle injury. Fournette appeared to tweak his ankle on a spin move after catching a 10-yard pass from Blake Bortles in the second quarter. Fournette, who earlier scored on a 1-yard dive, was checked on the sideline before he limped to the locker room for treatment and evaluation. The Jaguars said Fournette’s return is questionable. Jacksonville led 21-7 when Fournette got hurt. – Tom Withers reporting from Pittsburgh. — 2 p.m. The Steelers are down on the scoreboard and a starting right tackle. Marcus Gilbert is being evaluated for a concussion after he was injured when Pittsburgh was stuffed on a fourth down running play late in the first quarter by Jacksonville’s swarming defense. Gilbert walked to the sideline without assistance, but the team said his return is questionable. He was replaced on Pittsburgh’s next possession by Chris Hubbard. The Jaguars took a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter on T.J. Yeldon’s 4-yard run. Also, Steelers linebacker Vince Williams is being evaluated for a concussion. – Tom Withers reporting from Pittsburgh. — 2 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking it to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia walked briskly onto a field for his first NFL training camp in charge with a black cap Youth Baker Mayfield Jersey , black pullover and black shorts while a yellow pencil was nestled over his right ear. And, he didn't waste any time sending messages on Friday. Patricia pulled aside safety Tavon Wilson, one of many former New England Patriots now in the Motor City, to say a few words early in practice. Wilson, knowing Patricia expects everyone to always hustle, listened to what Patricia had to say and then sprinted to rejoin his teammates on another field. After speaking briefly with team president Rod Wood, the new coach tried to connect with as many players as possible as they stretched out and warmed up. He chatted with some, slapped hands with others and simply tapped helmets as he roamed with a bounce in his step and a smile on his face. During drills, Patricia spent time with many of the position groups to evaluate quietly or teach with words and gestures. While Patricia tried to sound businesslike in his news conference before practice, it was clear how fired up he was even before his white sneakers hit the green grass. "When you walk out on the field again, the painted lines, the fresh cut grass Kyzir White Jersey Elite , all of that sort of atmosphere around it, it's exciting," he said. "If you have been in this game a long time, it takes you back years to when whether you were playing or first started coaching or even just a little kid running around." The Lions have been around .500 in recent years, winning nine games in each of the past two years after averaging nine wins over the previous two seasons. That was not enough for Jim Caldwell to keep his job with the franchise for a fifth season. The Lions fired Caldwell and hired Patricia shortly after last season, hoping some of what he learned as one of Bill Belichick's top assistants will rub off on a team with one playoff victory in 60-plus years. Even though Detroit made only subtle roster changes , linebacker Jarrad Davis said the major move made on the sideline may make an impact. "It can be a huge difference," Davis said. "The way he came in, honestly, just set the tone right away. You know, he came in, he laid down the law. He gave us the rules and he came in with energy. ... He came in Authentic Nikita Kucherov Jersey , made it clear, gave us the expectations. And now we have something we can chase." Davis declined to say what the Lions are chasing, and Patricia has insisted he is only interested in talking about small-picture goals such as making the most out of each day. Even though Patricia has not ever led an NFL team, a veteran coach who gave him a pivotal opportunity many years ago believes he is ready. Detroit defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, who hired Patricia as a graduate assistant at Syracuse in 2001, said he knew he would be working for a high-energy, bright coach when he accepted the offer. What he didn't know was how detail-oriented Patricia would be as a head coach. Patricia has a detailed planned for everything, Pasqualoni said, including the team's hydration and nutrition plan. "Until you work with him there's no way of knowing that," Pasqualoni said. NOTES: The Lions put LB Devon Kennard and DE Cornelius Washington on the non-football injury list. ... DE Ezekiel Ansah is on the physically unable to perform list. New coach Pat Shurmur wants the New York Giants to do the right thing when the national anthem is played before NFL games this season, and that could be a problem. Under rules enacted by the league last week, players can stay in the locker room during "The Star-Spangled Banner Tre'Davious White Jersey Youth ," but must stand if they are on the field. Teams will be fined for violations. That puts Shurmur and the Giants in a difficult position. While there were only a few players kneeling during the anthem at the end of last season, two are currently on the Giants' roster. Star defensive end Olivier Vernon got down on one knee during every game last season. Safety Michael Thomas, signed in March as a free agent after five seasons in Miami, has gone down on a knee during the anthem much of the past two seasons to support the movement started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016. Shurmur said the Giants are going to let things settle before talking about the new rule as a team. "I know certainly for me, it's very easy," Shurmur said Tuesday after a practice at an organized team activity. "I'm going to face the flag and take my cap off and listen to the anthem and be thankful that my family and I live in the greatest country in the world, and be able to kind of reflect on and be thankful for all the sacrifice that a lot of people have gone to, to help protect and secure our freedom." Vernon did not respond to several requests to appear for an interview after practice. Thomas said he wanted to discuss the new rule with fellow players and Giants co-owner John Mara before commenting. "I am not committing to anything right now," Thomas said. "Just talking with my brothers and continuing to fight for our communities. Right now, we are not trying to jump the gun and step into anything." Thomas would not say whether the Giants talked to him about the national anthem before signing him. The 28-year-old Thomas reiterated his protests have nothing to do with disrespecting the flag or servicemen. "A lot of people try and make this about something else than what it is," he said. "For me and my brothers, we know in our hearts why we are doing it and why we are taking this stance. We are not going to let it get distorted even if we have to find different methods and different ways to find a way to get our message across Cheap Bradley Chubb Jersey , then we are going to do that. "I am not going to get emotionally hijacked about it right now, not going to make comments," Thomas added. "Just keep doing what we have to do." Thomas played in 13 games last season with two starts. He will be given a chance to challenge Darian Thompson for the safety spot opposite Landon Collins, but he also is expected to be a force on special teams. "It is very clear what they are thinking on special teams," Thomas said. "I am excited to be a part of that. I don't think having that low standard on special teams is going to be acceptable here." NOTES: DT Damon Harrison took part in practice for the first time in OTAs. ... Collins, who had recent surgery on his right forearm, had a limited role in the practice. He wore a red non-contact jersey. ... Neither WR Odell Beckham Jr., nor CB Janoris Jenkins was at the practice, which is voluntary. Both told Shurmur they would not be there. ... Shurmur said Ereck Flowers is adjusting well to playing right tackle. He was moved there from left tackle after Nate Solder was signed as a free agent. .

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was not present for the start of organized team activities Tuesday Tremaine Edmunds Jersey Bills , which cost him $300,000 in workout bonuses.Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reported the news and noted Dunlap also missed all offseason workouts. The two-time Pro Bowler is hoping to land a long-term contract extension.Dunlap, 29, is in the final year of his contract and will make $7 million in 2018.The Bengals are still in the voluntary portion of their workouts, so they cannot punish Dunlap for his absence. That said, Owczarski reported that head coach Marvin Lewis expected Dunlap at OTAs Chris Rusin Colorado Rockies Jersey , so his absence is a bit of a surprise.Mandatory minicamp starts June 12, at which point the Bengals can begin fining Dunlap should they choose.Dunlap has recorded 64.5 sacks in eight seasons with the Bengals. He put up 46 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 2017 as one of the lone bright spots in a difficult Cincinnati season.Dunlap's $7 million base salary ties him for 13th among defensive ends, per聽Spotrac. Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved. That includes the upcoming mandatory minicamp. The three-time All-Pro safety posted a lengthy statement on social media Sunday, saying he wants ”certainty in regards to the upcoming years of my career,” before he takes part in any Seahawks related activities. Thomas is entering the final year of his current deal signed before the 2014 season. He is scheduled to make $8.5 million in base salary in 2018. Seattle opens its minicamp on Tuesday Jaguars Logan Cooke Jersey , and Thomas could face fines of about $84,000 if he skips all three days. Last week, coach Pete Carroll said he expected all players that had been skipping the optional team workouts – most notably Thomas, defensive end Frank Clark and cornerback Byron Maxwell – would be in attendance for the minicamp. Clearly Thomas has a different idea of where things stand with the team that selected him No. 14 overall in the 2010 draft. Thomas said after eight seasons he, ”earned the right to have this taken care of as soon as possible.” Thomas has spoken openly of wanting a new deal since the end of last season, when some of his antics gave hints he wanted out of Seattle. In his statement Josh Jackson Jersey Packers , Thomas said he wants to remain with the Seahawks for the rest of his career. Toward the end of last season there was some visible dissention. There was a brief rift with linebacker Bobby Wagner, who has become the vocal leader of Seattle’s defense with the departures of Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Richard Sherman this offseason. And Thomas caught everyone’s attention when he chased down Dallas coach Jason Garrett following Seattle’s win in Dallas and told the Cowboys coach, ”If they kick me to the curb, come get me.” Seattle made the decision before April’s draft it would move forward with Thomas in 2018. Thomas was the one player under contract that could have landed Seattle a bounty of draft picks, but Carroll and general manager John Schneider held on to the star safety despite the contract uncertainty. Thomas just turned 29 and was an All-Pro between 2012-14. Thomas had his 2016 season cut short by a broken leg Kyzir White Color Rush Jersey , but he returned last year to play in 14 games with 88 total tackles and two interceptions. ”I’m going to continue to work my craft and put in work so that I can add to the team and give us the best chance to win,” Thomas wrote. ”I hope my teammates understand where I’m coming from. I believe this is the right thing to do.” — .

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STILL NEED: The Seahawks addressed
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The Carolina Panthers have released running back Jonathan Stewart. Stewart became the franchise's career rushing leader in 2017 Tyron Smith Jersey , finishing with 7,318 rushing yards. Stewart's 1,699 rushing attempts are also the most in franchise history, while his 58 touchdowns (51 rushing, seven receiving) are second in franchise history. "Jonathan played the game the way you want. He brought an element of toughness as a runner that set the tempo for our team," coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. "He is a great pro, and I appreciate who he is as a young man and thank him for the contribution he made." Stewart helped Carolina to five playoff appearances Youth Indianapolis Colts Jerseys , and holds franchise records for career rushing yards (474), rushing attempts (101) and rushing touchdowns (five) in the playoffs. His three rushing touchdowns in the 2015 postseason are the franchise high. Stewart played all 10 seasons with the Panthers after being drafted by Carolina in the first round in 2008 out of Oregon. Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted the star linebacker with one hand in the fifth round and reunited him with his twin brother Shaquill. But aside from Griffin's selection, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll made clear the Seahawks intent to re-establish the core tenants of how they want to play: run the ball, play aggressive defense and rely on field position. It started in the first round with the selection of San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny and continued through the nine selections made. After an eventful offseason that's seen Seattle overhaul its coaching staff and say goodbye to some key veterans, the Seahawks needed to have a successful draft. Recent drafts have been filled with more misses than hits and started to catch up with Seattle last season when the depth wasn't there to overcome key injuries. "We feel like we made great decisions all the way through and we'll see how it goes. You always feel that way right after," Schneider said. Here's what else to know about Seattle's nine picks, including seven on the final day: END OF THE ROAD: The end may be near for the longest-tenured Seahawks player. Seattle traded up in the fifth round to draft Texas punter Michael Dickson Dallas Goedert Jersey Eagles , who left school early for a chance at the NFL. Dickson was regarded as the top punter available in the draft and could be a sign that Jon Ryan's tenure in Seattle is coming to an end. Ryan has been with the team since 2008 and has two years left on his contract with Seattle but counts $3.2 million against the salary cap in 2018 and $3.6 million in 2019. Both Carroll and Schneider insisted Ryan will be part of the punting competition. Dickson averaged 47.4 yards per punt as a junior, was a two-time Big 12 special teams player of the year, and was the Ray Guy Award winner in 2017. Perhaps most impressive, Dickson was the MVP of the Texas Bowl victory over Missouri after downing 10 of his 11 punts inside the 20-yard line. "He can do stuff with the ball we haven't seen yet so we're really intrigued to see how that translates," Schneider said. RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM: Seattle continued to focus on improving its run game on offense by drafting Washington tight end Will Dissly in the fourth round. "We thought he was the best blocker in the draft," Carroll said. Dissly arrived at Washington as a defensive end but transitioned to tight end for his final two seasons. While blocking is his strength, Dissly also had 21 receptions and two TDs as a senior. Dissly is the first Washington player drafted by the Seahawks since another tight end Rich Hill Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey , Jerramy Stevens, was selected in the first round in 2002. POSTION SWITCH: It wouldn't be a Seattle draft without at least one player switching positions. But this one makes sense as the Seahawks intend to use Tre Flowers at cornerback. Flowers was primarily a safety at Oklahoma State, but his size makes him a perfect fit for cornerback in Seattle. Flowers is 6-foot-3 with long arms and has experience playing some cornerback in college. SLIDING DOWN: A gem of Seattle's draft could end up being Ohio State offensive tackle Jamarco Jones, selected late in the fifth round. Jones was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 offensive tackle available in the draft, but was taken with the 168th overall selection. Seattle projects Jones as a left tackle. QB CALLING: For just the second time in nine drafts, the Seahawks used a draft pick on a quarterback. Florida International QB Alex McGough was selected with Seattle's final pick, No. 220 overall in the seventh round. Seattle indicated this may be the year it takes a QB to develop behind Russell Wilson Seahawks Dontae Johnson Jersey , the only other QB drafted by the team since 2010. McGough threw for 2,791 yards and 17 TDs as a senior, but suffered a broken collarbone in the opening minutes of FIU's bowl game in December. McGough did run some read-option in college and his mobility makes him a logical backup option to Wilson. STILL NEED: The Seahawks addressed their most pressing needs, but could still use more depth at linebacker and an offensive lineman with the ability to play center. The other area Seattle may look to target among undrafted free agents could be a bigger wide receiver, but this draft clearly defined the Seahawks are going back to relying on the run first. .

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鈥?Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes Antonio Callaway Jersey Browns , the last a 15-yard strike to J.D. McKissic with 7:29 left, and the Seattle Seahawks stayed in the NFC playoff hunt with a 24-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.Seattle (8-4) snapped Philadelphia’s nine-game winning streak thanks largely to another masterful performance by its quarterback. Wilson was 20 of 31 for 227 and threw touchdowns of 11 yards to Jimmy Graham, 1-yard to Tyler Lockett and the TD to McKissic after the Eagles had trimmed the lead to seven.“I thought Russell was phenomenal tonight. I thought that was Russell showing you everything he’s all about,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “From start to finish, from the first play of the game he was on it. He created. His execution was excellent.”Philadelphia (10-2) was the highest-scoring team in the NFL averaging 31.9 points per game. But the Eagles got just 10 points out of seven drives that at some point reached Seattle territory.Carson Wentz was 29 of 45 for 348 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Wentz had a costly fumble at the Seattle 1 on the opening drive of the second half that could have pulled the Eagles even at 10-all.Wentz was inches shy of breaking the plane when Sheldon Richardson ripped the ball free. The loose ball bounced around the end zone and eventually over the end line for a touchback and Seattle’s ball. It was a major turning point as Seattle went 80 yards in 11 plays, capped by Wilson’s 1-yard pass to Lockett and a 17-3 Seattle lead. The touchdown was setup by a 47-yard pass to Doug Baldwin on third-and-10 beating a Philadelphia blitz.“I make my big plays here and there Yan Gomes Jersey ,” Richardson said.Seattle snapped a rare two-game losing streak at home mostly because of Wilson. It wasn’t his best game in numbers, but it might be one of his best performances. He came up with key throws when needed, kept plays alive with his legs and pulled out some unexpected improvisation just went the Seahawks needed it.Wentz started a Philadelphia rally on the first play of the fourth quarter. Facing third-and-13 at the 16, Wentz was pressured from the pocket. As he was about to be dragged down by Quinton Jefferson, Wentz hit Nelson Agholor for 51 yards. Four plays later, and again facing third-and-long Youth Russell Bodine Jersey , Agholor beat Maxwell again and Wentz found him for a 27-yard TD to pull the Eagles within 17-10.Agholor had seven catches for 141 yards.That’s when Wilson pulled out a little more magic on what proved to be Seattle’s decisive drive. Facing third-and-8 at the Philadelphia 42, Wilson was forced to scramble. Six yards downfield and short of the first down, Wilson lateraled the ball to Mike Davis as he was about to be hit. Davis took the lateral another 17 yards for a first down. It was a borderline play that appeared close to a forward pass but Philadelphia didn’t challenge.After another remarkable Wilson throw across his body to Nick Vannett for 21 yards, Wilson hit McKissic for a 15-yard score with 7:29 left and a 14-point Seattle lead.“We had a good game plan going against (Wilson),” Philadelphia safety Corey Graham said. “But as you see, you know how it is Dontae Johnson Jersey Seahawks , better in person than it is on film.”GRAHAM’S ROLLGraham had just three catches for 26 yards but continued to be Wilson’s favorite target near the goal line. Graham has touchdowns in four straight games and nine in the past seven games.SCORING STREAKPhiladelphia failed to score at least 20 points for the first time in 15 games, a streak dating to last season. The Eagles were the only team in the league to score at least 20 in every game this season.FIRST QUARTER FINALLYSeattle became the first team to score an offensive touchdown in the first quarter against the Eagles on Graham’s 11-yard TD catch. The Eagles had allowed just 18 points in the first quarter coming into the game, but allowed points on two of Seattle’s first three possessions.INJURIESPhiladelphia tight end Zach Ertz left in the third quarter to be evaluated for a head injury and did not return. Ertz was injured trying to make a difficult catch across the middle that was broken up by Bradley McDougald.UP NEXTEagles: At the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.Seahawks: At Jacksonville on Sunday. By: JOE KAYCopyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson gets some free pizza, but it needs to be gluten-free. Jefferson was the 78th overall pick in the draft Dan Bailey Jersey Elite , one of the Cincinnati Bengals鈥?two third-round choices. Pizza Hut decided to give free pizza for a year to the 14th pick in the third round. Pizza Hut became the NFL鈥檚 official pizza this season. The promotion was labeled the Pi Pick: third round, 14th pick, or 3.14. Jefferson learned about the pizza promotion after he was picked. 鈥淗ow did that happen?鈥?he said, during a conference call. 鈥淚鈥檓 actually gluten-free, but I like sausage.鈥?/p>.