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The Jaguars announced the signings of three tryout players. They waived offensive lineman Avery Gennesy to keep the roster at 90 players.
Jacksonville signed tight end Zach Conque, linebacker Manase Hungalu and offensive lineman Brandon Smith.
Conque spent parts of his rookie season of 2017 on the practice squads of the Texans and Jets. A quarterback at Stephen F. Austin, Conque moved to tight end after the Texans signed him as an undrafted free agent last May.
The Broncos added potential game-changers on both sides of the ball. And while No. 5 overall pick Bradley Chubb is a strong Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate, the shoutout here goes to new quarterback Case Keenum.
That’s because Keenum is indeed a quarterback, and quarterbacks are sort of a big deal. Only six of them posted higher qualified passer ratings than Keenum did with the Minnesota Vikings last year, which is a good sign for a Broncos team that had the second-lowest team passer rating in the league in 2017.
On March 11, the chestnut colt bred in Kentucky won on a muddy track at Santa Anita, running one mile in 1:35.73 and winning by 6 1/2 lengths.
And in the Kentucky Derby, Justify didn’t seem to mind the sloppy track at all, storming out of the gates and moving up to the lead at the mile pole before out-kicking Good Magic late en route to a 2 1/2-length triumph.
The official Churchill Downs race review described it like this:
- Justify came away in good order, shadowed Promises Fulfilled under rating three deep, moved alongside with five furlongs remaining, spurted clear leaving the three furlong marker, rebuffed the bid of Good Magic approaching the stretch, dug in when put to a stern left handed drive leaving the three-sixteenths and was unwavering to the wire.
The Lions’ 2018 schedule features a tour of the AFC East and NFC South in Matt Patricia’s first season as head coach in Detroit.
The Lions have enjoyed winning seasons in three of the last four years, and the franchise hasn’t finished last in the NFC North since 2012. This season is another chance for Matthew Stafford to lead the franchise into the postseason.
Kraft added, The Globe noted, that it doesn’t sound as if Brady will practice with the Patriots until the minicamp June 5-7, which means he will miss four of the Patriots’ OTAs.
Margaret Sherman has participated in the Rutgers football program’s Lady Knight event for the past four years, learning X’s and O’s and running through the same sort of drills the players experience year-round.
This is the one position group that every team can feel good about heading into the 2018 season: Arizona Cardinals: defensive end The big question for the Cardinals is how smooth the transition to a 4-3 defense will be under new head coach Steve Wilks.
Frazier said he watches video of his swing every day to catch flaws.
I’m trying to limit that last-second hitch, Frazier said. “I feel like that has been what’s caused me to miss balls or swing through some pitches. I still do it, but it’s minute. But if everything is in sync, it’s pretty good.”
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At this time last year, Stephon Gilmore was the new guy in the Patriots cornerback group and it took some time before he settled into his role with his new team.
Gilmore eventually found his footing after a heavily scrutinized start to the year and scrutiny at cornerback switched to Malcolm Butler‘s Super Bowl benching. That benching left Gilmore as the top cornerback on defense, which is a position he’s set to get more experience with this year now that Butler is in Tennessee.
The Bills have taken a bit of a dip in national perception after breaking a 17-year playoff drought.
“We’re not going to rush him, but you know if he somehow wins the job, he wins it,” Beane said, via NewYorkUpstate.com. “There’s other players out there. There will be 52 other players out there and if they see that he’s clearly the best, I don’t think we could do that. We wouldn’t do that at any other position, so we’ll let it go. But he’s got a lot of catching up to do, that’s the thing.”
McCarron and Peterman have only been working in the building with new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for a couple of weeks, so they aren’t miles ahead of Allen when it comes to this specific system. Beane also noted ways Allen is ahead of some other rookie quarterbacks, namely that he played in a pro style offense as well as run the run-pass options that have become popular of late.
While no sexual favors were involved, some of the cheerleaders believed that the squad was “pimping us out.” The team denies the allegations.
“The Redskins’ cheerleader program is one of the NFL’s premier teams in participation, professionalism, and community service,” the organization said in a statement to the Times. “Each Redskin cheerleader is contractually protected to ensure a safe and constructive environment.
“I was not forcing anyone to go at all,” Stephanie Jojokian, the squad’s director and choreographer, said regarding the night club visit. “I’m the mama bear, and I really look out for everybody, not just the cheerleaders. It’s a big family. We respect each other and our craft. It’s such a supportive environment for these ladies.”
The Colts want more lottery tickets, and are willing to trade spare parts for them.
The Colts annouced they had dealt defensive lineman Henry Anderson to the Jets in exchange for a seventh-round pick (235th overall).
Anderson, a former third-round pick, has been plagued by injuries throughout his three years. From an ACL tear as a rookie to last year’s laryngeal fracture. He’s played in 29 of a possible 48 games.
He was a better fit in their old 3-4 than their new 4-3 defense, and had lost weight this offseason to fit in better. Now, he’ll have a chance at a fresh start in a more familiar scheme.
Kaepernick filed his grievance last October, alleging team owners are conspiring to keep him out of the league as a result of his protests and social advocacy.
As part of the case, Kaepernick and his attorneys have deposed a number of NFL and team officials. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified in April along with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent.
They actually traded up to the 149th pick to take Australian punter Michael Dickson with the 149th pick. They dealt a seventh-rounder (226) to Denver to move up seven spots for the privilege.
Dickson was the highest-rated punter in the draft, after a standout career at Texas. He was actually the MVP of last year’s Texas Bowl, which may say more about the Texas Bowl than Dickson himself.
He won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s best punter, after averaging 47.4 yards gross and 44.2 net last year.
His addition is probably not a good sign for veteran punter Jon Ryan, who had two years left on a four-year, $10 million contract and is scheduled to make $2.6 million this year.
Right now, I’m in a good mindset, Collins said. I’m taking it day-by-day. I’ve got another 6-7 weeks before it fully heals. I’ll be back before training camp.
Collins and former Giants great Brandon Jacobs are teaming up for a second annual celebrity softball game to benefit The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. The game will be held at 7 p.m. June 9 at Palisades Credit Union Park in Ponoma, N.Y.
Earlier in the day, Field Yates of ESPN reported that the Lions and Spence agreed to a reworked contract.According to Yates, this move will reduce Spence’s 2018 base salary from $3.15 million to $2.575 million, but still gives him a chance to earn some of that money back.
There is now the potential for (a) round of showers to move through during Saturday, AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson told Accuweather.com. With the potential of increasing showers, the odds of a fast track are diminishing, and if showers linger into the afternoon, the track could be muddy or sloppy for the Derby. There is still the potential for the rain to mostly stay to the east, but recent trends don’t look promising.
While Friday’s forecast calls for damp conditions, Saturday is expected to bring a couple of showers throughout the day in Louisville, Ky. With temperatures hovering in the low 70s, rain is predicted for both the 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern hours.
Kaepernick, who filed a collusion grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, has been a free agent since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.
The 30-year-old reportedly drew interest from the Seattle Seahawks last month, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the team decided to nix a meeting with him after he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season.
While Kaepernick has continued to train for a return to the gridiron, he’s also been an activist during his time away from the game. In January, he completed a $1 million pledge to help organizations in oppressed communities.
Kaepernick also donated 100 percent of the proceeds from his 2016 jersey sales to charity.