Baker Mayfield tries to distance himself from Johnny Manziel comparisons

Lack of height and an inability to keep his emotions in check are two knocks against quarterback Baker Mayfield as the 2018 NFL Draft approaches. At the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week, Mayfield did his best to dispel the latter, while Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the former is no great cause for concern, either.

I’ll be honest with you, I think it’s a narrative you guys [in the media] have created,” he said, per the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. We’ll see. I haven’t really met him. I don’t know who he is as a person. I think after I do meet him, I’ll be able to find out what’s deep inside him, and I’ll just see what makes him click. And that’s part of the process.

Meanwhile, Joseph whose Broncos, with the No. 5 overall pick, are another logical landing spot for Mayfield said Mayfield’s height, listed at 6-1, doesn’t worry him.

I think that’s fine, Joseph said, per the Denver Post. You watch Drew Brees play, he’s figured it out. He’s a very successful quarterback. Guys figure it out. Good players figure it out. I wouldn’t be concerned about that.

His most common response in the press conference when asked about his hand was pretty simple: Not talking about it.

Brady reportedly jammed his right (throwing) hand Wednesday in practice when a teammate accidentally ran into him.

When a reporter asked Brady thumbs up or thumbs down for Sunday he said with a smug smile, We’ll see. He did say that he was out there for practice Friday adding it was fun, but he didn’t indicate how much he was able to do in practice.

Brady attended the press conference in throwing gloves, and that of course added more to the storyline. Twice Brady was asked why he was wearing the gloves but all he said was, I’ve worn them before.

The quarterback did elaborate more about what he saw in the Jaguars and what the Patriots will face on Sunday saying the game will be a great challenge.

Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys Online Authentic -  Free Shipping And Accept Paypal

NFC championship: Eagles fan takes big hit from train platform pillar

Fresh information emerged Monday: Deadspin reported the incident took place before the game and the fan was trying to pump up the crowd on the train.

We hope this Eagles fan will be ready for Super Bowl 52 in two weeks. We also hope he gets home by then.

The fellow earned himself a bruise when he failed to account for a pillar that stopped him in his . . . well, his tracks as he raced alongside a Philly train Sunday night.

It stings, Keenum said of the loss to Philadelphia. Like I said last night, it’s going to take a while to process. A little more perspective this morning after sleeping on it, not getting much sleep. I watched the film and it still sucks.

The Patriots and Eagles had a combined 10 Pro Bowl players.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who led the NFL with 4,577 passing yards, was replaced by Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as Brady plays in his eighth Super Bowl. Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix replaces New England’s James Develin on the AFC roster. Colts tight end Jack Doyle will replace Rob Gronkowski. Titans safety Brynden Trawick is replacing Patriots receiver Matthew Slater as the AFC special teams player.

But most people have just been tweeting the still image of an official smiling after a Pats TD, which completely takes the moment out of context. Very few showed the video of what happened with the official and the Patriots to show why he was smiling.

2017 Cheap Steelers Jerseys Free Shipping From China Factory

We’ve highlighted some of the noteworthy players you should keep an eye on in each bowl.

Total score: 34. Head coaches: 5 (Mike Shanahan, Josh McDaniels, John Fox, Gary Kubiak, Vance Joseph). Winning percentage: .605 (5th). Playoff appearances: 9.

The respective ends to the Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels eras were not pretty, but John Fox and Gary Kubiak combined to take the Broncos to five straight playoff appearances and one Super Bowl. Kubiak’s tenure came to an end after he stepped down following a 9-7 season in 2016.

Outgoing Panthers owner Jerry Richardson likes to follow the Steelers’ model, and that’s reflected in his head coaches. John Fox lasted nine seasons and wasn’t let go until a 2-14 campaign in 2010. With new ownership coming in after this season, it’s anyone’s guess how long Ron Rivera will be on the sidelines in Charlotte.

The .519 regular-season record isn’t what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expected, but the Cowboys did go 13-3 in 2016. Dallas hasn’t made back-to-back playoff appearances since 2006-07.

The Vikings had a different quarterback then in Sam Bradford. Case Keenum has put together a superb stretch of games since replacing the injured Bradford.

Thigpen has a long way to go to develop the nuances and technique for playing as an edge rusher, but there are a ton of physical tools there for teams to fall in love.

Jackson is not only a stout tackler with plus length and physicality, he has outstanding instincts, anticipation, and ball skills that give him a first-round grade if he enters the 2018 NFL Draft.

Cruikshank boasts great length and ball skills for the position. He attacks the ball with the mindset of a receiver, though his feel for the receiver and ability to MLB Jerseys China stay tight on the inside needs improvement.

There are moments. Moments when he unfurls himself toward the basket and Nike NFL Jerseys Supply finishes in traffic with a finger-roll or soft bank-shot. When he unleashes his signature spin move and uses his length to get all the way to the rim. When he gets out in transition and Euro-steps a poor defender on the way to another bucket. There are moments when it’s hard to believe Andrew Wiggins is not a star.

Titans’ Marcus Mariota ‘day-to-day’ with hamstring strain

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is day-to-day after leaving Sunday’s 54-17 loss after halftime with a hamstring injury.

“He did have an MRI, and there is a strain of the hamstring,” coach Mike Mularkey said Monday in a press conference. “We will right now take it day-to-day. He’s a pretty fast healer.”

Mariota may have avoided a major injury, but Mularkey mentioned that the team is looking into adding another quarterback to its roster this week, which doesn’t necessarily bode well for Mariota’s status Sunday against the Dolphins.

Even when healthy, Mariota has struggled this season, completing just 60 percent of his passes. The dual-threat quarterback has thrown three touchdowns and rushed for three more scores, but he also has a 79.8 QB rating this season.

Mularkey said Matt Cassel, who came in for Mariota on Sunday, will take some first-team reps in practice this week. He will likely start if Mariota is unable to play.

In the second quarter of the Steelers’ 26-9 victory over the Ravens, Brown broke free on a double move, but Roethlisberger worked the other side of the field, resulting in an incompletion Cheap Ireland Jerseys intended for running back Le’Veon Bell.

From the sideline after the play, Brown flipped a Gatorade bucket and shrugged Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys off offensive coordinator Todd Haley as the coach tried to calm him. Brown said after the game he’s a passionate player and the chance to unwrap that particular play made him feel like a kid excited at Christmas.

Roethlisberger told 93.7 he was simply following his read on the play based on the Ravens’ pre-snap coverage, noting that he’s never going to find every open receiver.

Magic Johnson thinking face is the first meme of NBA Summer League

As the Lakers played their first Summer League game on Friday, the ESPN cameras zoomed in on Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka watching the young squad on the court. It wasn’t much, but a timely screen grab caught Magic Johnson looking like he’s low-key flexing for the gram. He definitely knew the cameras were on him, and he wanted to look as stoic as possible. We don’t blame him; it’s a good look, but it jumpstarted the first meme of the NBA Summer League.

This is especially difficult for Magic, who I assume has a fairly large garage. Imagine he left the door open while he’s all the way in Las Vegas? We’d be pensive about the whole situation too.

Oh me? Just trying to gather my thoughts in this candid photo that I’m posting on Instagram later. This needs an accompanying fake-deep photo caption to really be peak Instagram. That or some delectable colorful dessert.

The NBA Finals were anticlimactic, but they served to ensure Iguodala gets paid one way or another. He looked downright spry after a hobbled close to the season, and his clutch defense on LeBron James showed he still has it.

He created a market to threaten Golden State into giving him a bigger contract than the Warriors likely wanted, but at least he’s back.

It seems impossible that C.J. Miles just turned 30 at the end of the regular season. The power of the preps-to-pro black mirror knows no bounds.

Miles is just a very solid NBA wing: he’s quite efficient, will defend anyone you throw at him, and fits in. He never stands out, but every team could use a few players like him. He seems like the perfect Houston Rocket.

High Quality Detroit Tigers Cheap Jerseys For Sale Online Free Shipping

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the latest victim of NBA restricted free agency

Van Gundy’s rash move may have been foolish we’ll see how Caldwell-Pope pans out, but renouncing valuable players you could still extract value from is usually a bad idea but it had a huge impact on how the player’s summer will wrap up. There are two routes: A one-year balloon contract with a team preserving cap space for 2017 (hello, Lakers) or a more reasonable, closer-to-market-value multi-year deal (perhaps with the Hawks).

Getting out of restricted free agency has its benefits. But Caldwell-Pope’s foray into the market was damaged heavily already. What a weird system.

There’s good and there’s bad, one agent who recently had a client sign a two-way contract told me. On one hand, when teams are looking to make call-ups, you’re locked into the one team. But on the other, if the team really likes you, you have to do anything you can to get your foot in the door.

It cements in place the opportunity to have guys in a development situation where they really are connected to the NBA organization and affiliate organization, Kent Lacob, general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors, told me. It really provides more synergy and opportunity for guys to be integrated into both. I think that aids in the development of not just improving as a player, but specifically catered to the system, and the culture, and the team that they’re with.

Likewise, Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coach Matt Brase told me he sees the two-way contract as an awesome new addition.

Last year’s free agency was centered around whether Kevin Durant would stay with Russell Westbrook or bolt for the Bay Area. This summer, on the other hand, has a wider variety of players that can make moves and create the chaos NBA fans long to see. While Durant is again a free agent, it’s known he plans to re-sign with Golden State, so we can’t expect much drama there.

Best Place To Buy Cheap Dodgers Jerseys 100% Authentic And Free Shipping

How Danny Ainge brought the Celtics here and delivered Gordon Hayward

Their frontcourt is awfully thin and there are still the other transactional shoes to drop. By using cap space to sign Hayward they won’t have the more valuable exceptions to pad out the roster. Depending on what they can get back in trade, they’ll be relying on rookies and near-rookies to play meaningful roles. Free agency looms for Isaiah Thomas after next season, as well.

That’s alright for now because Ainge and the Celtics are still primed for the future. No doubt there will be more interest about those draft picks and no doubt there will be a million more rumors between now and whenever this incredible string of assets has finally run its course. Ultimately what getting Hayward does is buy even more time for that vision to materialize.

Give Danny Ainge this: He’s walked down all three roster avenues to build this team and he’s not done yet.

So far, 11 such contracts have been officially announced, and both Milwaukee (Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig and Utah State’s Jalen Moore) and Washington (Florida’s Devin Robinson and Pittsburgh’s Michael Young) have already filled both spots. On the surface, it seems like a win for everyone involved.

A couple of agents I spoke to at NBA Summer League last week said they would not encourage their clients to sign two-way contracts this coming summer. Their pleas, in some cases, will fall on deaf ears, while other agents don’t have the same negative feelings about it.

That addition was only possible because Payton had autonomy to sign with any team rather than being tied into the Rockets.

If your goal is to play in the G-League and you want to have the freedom of movement, then yeah, maybe it does make sense to have freedom of movement in signing instead, Lacob said.

Best Place To Buy Hanson Brothers Cheap Jerseys With Top Quality And Free Shipping

De’Aaron Fox tweets and deletes response to Lonzo Ball missing their rematch at Summer League

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox had a heated rivalry during their stints in college, and the feud could carry over to the NBA. However, even though the Kings and Lakers will collide in the Summer League on Monday, fans will have to wait for both players to compete against one another at the next level.

According to ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne, Ball will not play Monday night against Sacramento because of a groin injury he suffered. Shelburne noted that the 19-year-old guard has been dealing with groin issues since last week.

The Mavericks and Knicks were also teams that showed interest but Holiday ultimately signed back with Chicago. Holiday was part of the Derrick Rose trade in 2016 that sent Rose and Holiday to the Knicks. His choice to go with Chicago in free agency could be that it gives him an opportunity to be a starter as the Bulls are in rebuilding mode after trading away All-Star Jimmy Butler on draft night. Holiday has bounced around with many teams in his career but this is his first big day and hopefully a good fit for the future.

As such, the only teams that get into the restricted free agency business are those with already existent cap space. Few teams are willing to perform cap sheet gymnastics just to submit an offer sheet, and rightly so.

One more minor twist: RFA offer sheets must be at least three years in length. So teams with one year of cap space to burn aren’t in the game. This is why the Lakers weren’t available to RFAs L.A. wants to retain its cap space for next summer.

Best Place To Get Rg3 Cheap Jerseys From China Factory - 100% Authentic

Lawsuit claims Atlanta Hawks discriminated against entertainers because of race

One business day before Turner was brought in, Hayes was fired, according to the lawsuit. Hayes was allegedly let go for terminating one staffer and suspending another without consulting the Human Resources department. Hayes said there was no policy against that.

The same day, Hayes sent an email to Shaw, Wilkinson, and one other person to express that his firing was retaliatory. Shaw emailed him back a week later and told him he should have complained in writing, that decisions about security have nothing to do with race, and that there was nothing she could do for him.

The biggest thing is the league gets better, Brase said. I just think it’s good that we’re getting people toward the baseball minor league system where you’re bringing guys up the way you want to bring them up. I think that’s important, too, for players to have some stability. If you’re in a certain situation and learning that system, and you get a chance at the NBA level, you’re comfortable.

Brase brought up Gary Payton II, who played for the Vipers last year, as a player who could have been retained on a two-way deal had he signed with the Rockets organization this summer instead of the last one.

We (would have been able) to keep him in the system, Brase said. Gary is a great system fit for us, the way he played.

Things we could see this summer? Gordon Hayward could leave Utah or Kyle Lowry could walk away from his best friend DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors. We’ve already seen Chris Paul, who would have been the big fish on the market, engineer a trade to the Houston Rockets. Then we were blindsided when Paul George, who is not a free agent, was traded by the Pacers to join Westbrook in Oklahoma City.

Cheap Youth Jerseys From China With 100% Stitched And Free Shipping

Serge Ibaka, Raptors agree to three-year, $65 million deal, per report

As the first move to bringing back a core that fell below expectations last season, the Toronto Raptors have re-signed power forward Serge Ibaka to a three-year deal worth $65 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The move is believed to be the first domino before the Raptors re-sign All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry to attempt for a deeper playoff run next season.

Swaggy P has had a knack in the past for his on-court antics, but that should have little influence on the Warriors’ chemistry that has won two championships in the past three seasons. The Warriors signed free agent center JaVale McGee last season and turned him into a towering defensive presence and integral bench spark plug for their championship run.

Young’s signing follows an expensive free agency for Warriors ownership. Golden State signed Shaun Livingston to a three-year, $27 million deal then inked Andre Iguodala for three years at $48 million. The Warriors then signed Stephen Curry to the first supermax deal worth $201 million, before re-signing Kevin Durant on a two-year, $53 million deal.

The Warriors were forced to let Ian Clark and Matt Barnes leave in free agency this summer, but they replaced the two reserves with Young and Omri Casspi. Now, Golden State has a full roster as it attempts to repeat as NBA champions next season.

At the beginning of November, Parker issued Hayes a final verbal warning about being respectful and watching his tone.

By December, The Dream, 2 Chainz and Jeezy, and the Old School Hip Hop Fest (majority black entertainers) came to the Philips Arena. They all requested to bypass security. All of their requests were denied. And heightened security measures were enforced during their events, according to the lawsuit.

Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal