Ryan to host a passing camp with teammates, including Jones

As he’s done the past two years, quarterback Matt Ryan will host http://www.authenticcanucksstore.com/-30-ryan-miller-jersey_c-457.html an off-site passing camp for at least a dozen Falcons players. Among those Ryan expects to be in attendance are star receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman.
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And more recently, who could have imagined Nick Foles leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title with Carson Wentz entrenched as the starting quarterback last season? My point is, seasons can turn on a dime – or a play. But all things being equal, at the end of the day I think that’s Matt Schaub’s job to lose. He’s Ryan Miller Youth Jersey experienced, can make all the throws, knows the offense, the coaches trust him, he’s healthy and has a solid working relationship with Matt Ryan. Plus, he offers another set of eyes for Ryan during games. Thanks for writing in, Johnny.

And that’s good news for the Falcons, especially their high-octane offense.

Right after the 2017 season concluded, Falcons coach Dan Quinn listed a number of areas where the Falcons fell short of expectations in his season-ending http://www.authenticbruinsstore.com/-42-david-backes-jersey_c-452.html news conference, highlighting three of them: lack of explosive scoring plays, red zone offense and turnover margin.

The first two areas fall squarely David Backes Womens Jersey upon the offense.

For a little perspective, the Falcons had 19 plays that were outside the red zone that resulted in scores in 2016, which was tops in the league. In 2017, the Falcons had just seven.

Check it out below, and get ready for the debut of his Monday column, coming July 16. He’ll also see 26 teams during training camp/preseason, and he’ll be writing about them on Monday and talking about them on PFT Live.

Cardinals third-round pick Mason Cole meets with the media on Thursday.

Everything about Mason Cole screams old school.
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His college career came at a storied program (Michigan) for a throwback coach (Jim Harbaugh) with a traditional offensive scheme (pro-style). He never balked when http://www.officialflamesauthentics.com/Brett_Kulak_Jersey asked to change positions, transitioning from left tackle to center and back to left tackle with chameleon-esque aplomb.

My biggest goal is to come out here and prove to those guys that I can make an impact on this team and help this team win, said Cole, who began rookie minicamp playing center and snapping to first-round pick Josh Rosen.

The Cardinals have three veterans – Mike Iupati, Justin Pugh and A.Q. Shipley – projected to start on the interior of the http://www.officialjaguarsfootballshops.com/YOUTH+AJ+BOUYE+JERSEY offensive line, and it’s easier to envision Cole, who can play guard or center, sliding into the starting lineup next season. But that was also the thought when he arrived at Michigan, and he went out and won the left tackle job.

Not only did Lee provide consistency, but he also provided A.J. Bouye Authentic Jersey an average of 47.3 yards a punt, breaking the franchise record of Womens Brett Kulak Jersey 47.0 set by Ben Graham in 2009.

In return, the Cardinals delivered to Lee a two-year contract extension Thursday, a deal Lee – who was already under contract through 2018 — signed right after the final minicamp practice before departing for the summer. Lee’s deal now runs through 2020.

Lee’s net average of 39.7 yards a punt last season on his 88 kicks was the team’s best since Dave Zastudil had a 40.1 net in 2013.

Lee, who will turn 36 in August after coming into the league in 2004, has averaged 46.4 yards a punt in his career with a career net of 39.7. He spent the first 11 years of his career with the 49ers, before spending a season each with the Browns and Panthers prior to signing with the Cardinals. He also serves as the holder on field goals and extra points.

Meadowlands Racetrack to begin offering sports betting next month

The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month.
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Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15.

That’s significantly earlier than a timetable the track laid out just over a week ago when a competing track and an Atlantic City casino became the first in New Jersey to take sports bets following its legalization.

The Ocean Resort Casino, formerly known as Revel, will become the third on June 28 when it reopens on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Meadowlands would be next in line just over two weeks later.

Ironically, it was the failed pursuit of a casino at the Meadowlands that led to Satchel Paige Jersey concern for its future, and it will be sports betting that will ease those concerns somewhat.

Furthermore, the Bills traded up from the 21st overall pick to the 12th and finally http://www.footballtitansofficialonlines.com/Nike-Luke-Falk-Jersey.html the seventh to acquire Allen’s services. The organization’s entire offseason plan was built around Luke Falk Youth Jersey landing a franchise quarterback, and it chose the big gunslinger http://www.authenticclevelandindianshop.com/Satchel-Paige-Jersey from Wyoming. 

The need for Allen to be a franchise savior despite his underdeveloped accuracy could create an untenable situation.  However, Allen’s new teammates see his potential. 

I’m not a big fan of rookies, but Josh Allen is pretty good, running back LeSean McCoy said, per the team’s official site. He’s very intelligent and has a super strong arm. I think he’s a special quarterback.

Rhode Island approves sports betting; Oct. 1 start date targeted

Rhode Island is joining the states getting into the sports betting game.

Gov. Gina Raimondo on Friday signed the state’s fiscal year budget, which includes provisions for the state’s two Twin River casinos — located in Lincoln and Tiverton — to offer sports betting through the Rhode Island lottery.

Rhode Island Senate president Dominick J. Ruggerio said in a statement that the budget provides Rhode Island with the highest percentage of state revenue in the nation for sports wagering.

Mississippi and West Virginia adopted sports betting regulations Thursday and plan to be up and running before football season.

A comprehensive sports betting bill in New York did not make it through before the legislative session ended earlier this week. The New York State Gaming Commission, however, is working on regulations that could allow the state’s four casinos to offer sports betting. A gaming commissioner spokesperson told ESPN on Thursday that the commission hopes to finalize the regulations in the short term.

Cleveland’s offense is led by third baseman Jose Ramirez, who finished third in the MVP voting last season, and is having another monster year. Ramirez is in the top six in the American League in many of the key offensive categories.

Ramirez is third in home runs (22), fifth in on-base percentage (.398), fourth in slugging percentage (.609), sixth in RBI (50), and fourth in walks (49).

He wasn’t swinging the bat well in spring training, but once the season started — wow, said Indians manager Terry Francona. It’s his power. His consistent contact. He doesn’t strike out. He’s a good baserunner. It’s the whole package. He’s really exciting to watch.

So is the Indians’ Saturday starter Trevor Bauer (6-5, 2.50 ERA), who had a career year last season, and seems intent on eclipsing it this year.

In his last start, a 6-2 win over the White Sox on Monday, Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings on three hits, with eight strikeouts and two walks. That’s the latest in a two-month hot streak for Bauer. In his last seven starts he is 4-2 with a 1.99 ERA, and a .199 opponents’ batting average, while averaging 13 strikeouts per nine innings (72 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings).

Mike Pereira says NFL Network pulled the plug on a planned appearance

Mike Pereira was once the best thing on NFL Network. In the early days of the league-owned cable channel, Pereira was the league’s head of officiating, and he made regular appearances to explain rules and calls. Pereira parlayed that role into a job as a full-time analyst on FOX, but now he has a beef with his former employer.
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And for the NFL’s own network to bypass an opportunity to promote a good cause like Pereira’s foundation is just bizarre. NFL Network should explain itself.

As many reps as he could get though, what really matters is how his knee feels and he told NFL Network he hasn’t had any setbacks.

He said physically he feels like he’s there, he’s all the way back from that knee injury, Pelissero said. And he also feels like he’s close in terms http://www.raidersfootballofficialstore.com/Kenny-Stabler-Jersey of getting back, seeing the holes, being able to make the cuts, the feel that goes away when you’re not out there playing football regularly.

Cook tore his ACL on a non-contact play in October 2017 and missed the rest of the season. Before sustaining the injury he rushed for 354 yards and two touchdowns in four games. He also caught 11 passes for 90 yards.

After he went out Latavius Murray got the brunt of the carries for the Vikings as he finished the year with 842 yards and Kenny Stabler Jersey eight touchdowns, but 804 of those yards came after Cook went down.

Winslow, who played his final NFL season with the Jets, was originally detained after authorities responded to a possible burglary call last Friday afternoon Martin Frk Authentic Jersey in a mobile home park in the San Diego area. The 34-year-old was charged with first-degree burglary and held on http://www.detroitredwingsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Martin-Frk-Jersey $50,000 bail at the time.

Winslow’s attorney denied the claim the next day, saying the former first-round pick had entered the community to house shop for his mother-in-law and had not entered any of the homes.

MLB trade news: Diamondbacks acquire Jon Jay from Royals for 2 minor leaguers

The Diamondbacks have found a good bridge for while they wait Paul Postma Jersey for AJ Pollock to get back.
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Arizona announced Wednesday, it has acquired outfielder Jon Jay from the Royals for two minor-league pitchers.

The battle for the other outside job is between Byron Maxwell, Justin Coleman and Neiko Thorpe. Maxwell has experience and played well last season, but he’s 30. Coleman has good all-around attributes, but it’s hard to take him out of the nickel role he aced last season. Thorpe, who started two games for the Raiders in 2015, has worked himself into the mix after being a core special teamer.

The money is on Maxwell, but look for Thorpe to at least entrench himself as the dime back over scheme-based addition Dontae Johnson, a former 49er. Coleman was a priority re-sign, but he is too effective in the slot to move. The door is also open for big rookie Tre Flowers to get a role soon http://www.packersfootballofficialshop.com/authentic-aaron-rodgers-jersey.html should he develop quickly.

In the first inning of Miami’s matchup with the Padres Saturday, Straily took a 110-mph line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer to his body.

Phillies: Jake Arrieta and Vince Velasquez. Arrieta extended his streak of seasons with a home run to four this year, and Velasquez has two multihit games this season.

Pirates: Joe Musgrove. He should get the nod for his baserunning alone. He really gets the spot because Bucs pitchers http://www.authenticbruinsproshop.com/authentic-14-paul-postma-jersey.html are batting.094 outside of his 2-for-7 line.

Cardinals: Carlos Martnez. As it also has on the mound, the baton has passed from Adam Wainwright to Martinez (.222, one home run) in the box.

Padres: Tyson Ross. Ross, one of the more athletic pitchers in Aaron Rodgers Jersey baseball, had consecutive seasons of double-digit hits during his first Padres stint.

Giants: Madison Bumgarner. Mad Bum has the power (17 home runs in 534 career plate appearances) to serve as a legit bench bat.

Aaron Boone, Jason Giambi hit home runs in BP before Yankees Old-Timers’ Day

President Donald Trump isn’t getting enough credit for http://www.texasrangersprostore.com/WOMENS-YU-DARVISH-JERSEY.html his good work.
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That’s according to former Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon, who backed Trump’s campaign and is friends with the commander in chief.

I think he’s doing a great job, Damon said at Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Unfortunately, people don’t really want to hear the truth that’s out there.

The chuckles continued on the next hole, when Mickelson tried to pull off a gravity-assisted trick shot.

Lefty purposely hit his birdie putt on No. 14 wide of the hole and up a slope behind the cup. The ball then started rolling back toward the cup, but missed. Mickelson then tapped in for par.

What’s unclear is why Mickelson lost his mind. Was he just frustrated with how he’s played this week – he was already 10-over when the fiasco began – or was his outburst was some sort of protest against the USGA’s setup?

Sure, the Chiefs http://www.nflramsofficialonline.com/RAMS-SAMSON-EBUKAM-JERSEY were one of the worst teams in football in the two seasons that preceded the Pioli regime, but they won just 23 games in his four seasons in that Yu Darvish Youth Jersey role.

Coming over from New England as a chic front office name, Pioli immediately handed a six-year, $60 million contract Samson Ebukam Jersey to former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, who had performed well in Tom Brady’s stead the previous season. But Cassel posted a passer rating of just 77.5 over four disappointing years in Kansas City. 

Pioli’s first draft pick (No. 3 overall selection Tyson Jackson) was also a bust, and both of the head coaches he hired (Todd Haley and Romeo Crennel) failed. 

The Chiefs didn’t start to turn things around until Dorsey jumped on board and added Fisher, Alex Smith and Travis Kelce in his first offseason. 

The column has since been roundly criticized as off-base and intentionally inflammatory. Others might tend to call it #FakeNews.

Jones said the Lions practices under Patricia have been great and the seven-year pro dismissed any concerns that Detroit could become New England West, even with the coach importing some tactics Bill Belichick uses, like making players run for mistakes.

MLB rumors: Rangers release Tim Lincecum; why the Yankees should stay far away from former Cy Young winner

The Tim Lincecum comeback tour hit a pothole Tuesday, when he was released by the Texas Rangers.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner signed with Texas in February.

And plenty of teams are looking for starting pitching, including the Yankees, who just lost Jordan Montgomery to Tommy John surgery.

But here’s why the Yankees should pass on Lincecum. According to NBC Sports’ Hardball Talk, Lincecum made 10 relief appearances for Triple-A Round Rock prior to his release.

He gave up 12 runs (eight of which were earned) on 14 hits and nine walks in 12.2 innings of work. That’s a 5.68 ERA. In Triple-A.

Although if a team is desperate enough, it could focus on the fact that Lincecum did strike out 10 batters during those appearances.

With Archer on the disabled list (and struggling before a groin injury), Hamels’ peripheral stats screaming regression and Fulmer’s poor season, the starting pitching market is far from great right now.

That could lead the Yankees down a more appealing way to improve: Add a really dominant arm in the form of a reliever, shortening the game even more for every starter outside of Severino.

Hand, 28, entered play on June 5 with a 2.15 ERA across 27 appearances this season for the Padres. That ERA has been achieved through strikeout dominance (13.8 per nine innings), making the southpaw a natural fit for a Yankees bullpen that specializes in mowing down opponents with swings and misses.

Hand’s 2018 success isn’t a fluke or out-of-nowhere performance. Since the start of 2016, Hand owns a 2.50 ERA and struck out 11.8 batters per nine innings. We’re talking about one of baseball’s best relievers.

Chris Taylor pinch hit for Yasiel Puig in the sixth inning

Roberts called it an in-house thing and said Puig is fine and would be back in the lineup Saturday.
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Braves: OF Ronald Acuna (knee, back) LaDainian Tomlinson Womens Jersey hit off a tee and was jogging in Atlanta on Friday. … RHP Julio Teheran (right thumb bruise) is expected to start throwing in the next day or two.

Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander, Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal and Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant all are expected to petition the NFL for entry into the supplemental draft, which takes place on July 11, according to NFLDraftScout.com. Teams seeking defensive back help could make a late rookie addition with any of the three and have them eligible to report http://www.philadelphiaflyersofficialonline.com/Adidas-Dustin-Tokarski-Jersey to training camp a few weeks later.

Shurmur’s joke did reveal the most improved part of Halapio’s game: he actually never snapped a football until former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike Alstott encouraged him to try it during a training session prior to the former becoming a 6-foot-2, 300-plus pound car salesman.

It was weird, I played right guard for five years at Florida, and it wasn’t until Alstott convinced me to give center a shot that I learned how to snap, Halapio said. His thinking was that the more I could do, the better my chances of getting back to the league and doing what I want to do. Now I see myself as a center who can play guard.

Wentz’s brief appearance was a reminder that the Eagles and NFL will still be here long after this presidential brouhaha has been added to http://www.officialauthenticchargerstores.com/womens_ladainian_tomlinson_jersey the heap of brouhahas that pass for politics these days.

Politics used to be important; sports were trivial. But what the Eagles have dealt Dustin Tokarski Jersey with over the past two days is not politics. It’s grandstanding mixed with a you-didn’t-come-to-my-party toddler tantrum that has no impact whatsoever on everyday life except to further divide the populace and give some of us splitting headaches.

Broncos waive Deiontrez Mount

The Broncos waived Josh Gorges Jersey linebacker Deiontrez Mount with an injury designation Monday. Mount tore his Achilles during an organized team activity May 29.
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He will revert to the team’s injured reserve list if he clears waivers.

The Titans http://www.officialwarriorsteamshop.com/Authentic-Stephen-Curry-Jersey made Mount a sixth-round pick in 2015, and he had an interception in four games as a rookie. He played one game for the Colts in 2016 and spent the 2017 offseason with them. Indianapolis waived Mount in August.

The Frontier League gave me my first opportunity after college, said Richards, who nearly quit baseball before being signed by the Marlins’ organization. That last year of Indy ball was going to be it if nothing happened.

We have been in contact with Julio and Stephen Curry Jersey his representation, Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending minicamp. We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans.

Jones appears to want a new contract, and the Falcons appear unlikely to give it to him. If they want to play hardball, they can fine him for missing minicamp. However, they may choose to try not to ruffle any feathers and hope they can persuade him to report to training camp, even without a new deal.

Matthews is only 25 and has a golden chance to establish himself as the new slot fixture in New England. Just as Hogan has the speed and vertical http://www.sabresofficialauthenticstores.com/Josh_Gorges_Jersey_Adidas skills to step more into Cooks’ role, Matthews has the natural inside route-running ability to keep Brady from missing anything.

The Patriots are then essentially down to finding someone to replace what Hogan was last year, more of a versatile possession type with a knack for the red zone. If Mitchell was fully healthy, the Patriots would be in business. A committee of Dorsett and Britt is a little more challenging, but in that case, Hogan’s outside versatility can complement Dorsett’s speed and Britt’s size however needed.