At No. 9, 49ers select tackle Mike McGlinchey

The 49ers found their quarterback last year, so they’re getting busy protecting him.
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A rugged run blocker, he’ll be a solid complement to veteran left tackle Joe Staley, and joins free agent center Weston Richburg in an effort so solidify things in front of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

There are homers and then there are homers. Devils TV analyst Ken Daneyko is the good kind. While obviously pulling for his only team in his 20-year career, he has earned viewers’ trust in objectively assessing penalty calls for and against them.

Interesting that Siena fired fifth-season basketball coach Jimmy Patsos for his insufferable conduct, including alleged verbal abuse of team members, after an 8-24 season. Followers of Siena know Patsos’s conduct was as disturbing two seasons ago, when Siena went 21-13.

The pick comes at a time when the Vikings have Xavier Rhodes under contract over the long term and 2015 first-rounder Trae Wayne entering his fourth season. The Vikings must decide whether to exercise his fifth-year option by next Thursday.

Chicago’s fate rests with last year’s first-round pick Mitch Trubisky. If he is the answer at quarterback, GM Ryan Pace will look like a genius. If not, Pace will be looking for a job.

Seattle has only had one first-round pick in the past five years, something that has taken a toll on its drafting. Their average first selection has been 47.2. After years of finding late-round gems, the well has run dry for the Seahawks.

They had no first-round picks in 2013 or 2014 after the Robert Griffin III trade, something that is tough to overcome particularly when the quarterback does not work out. Scherff has been a solid piece of the offensive line.
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The Jets have Deatrich Wise Jr Authentic Jersey very little to show from the 2013-15 drafts here. Leonard Williams has star potential but has not shown consistency yet. Last year’s top pick Jamal Adams could be a mainstay in the secondary.

Budda Baker’s brother dies of gunshot wound in Washington

Robert Baker, the brother of Cardinals defensive back Budda Baker, has died. According to the Tacoma New Tribune, Robert Baker was shot in the chest on Sunday morning in Seattle.
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On behalf of the Baker Family we want to thank everyone for their generous outpouring of love, support, and prayers during this extremely difficult time at the passing of our dearly beloved son, brother and husband, Robert Baker, Budda Baker said on Twitter. We ask that you respect our Ja’Wuan James Womens Jersey family’s privacy in this difficult time.

Budda Baker, a Washington native who played college football at the University of Washington, was a second-round pick of the Cardinals in 2017. He was named to the Pro Bowl as a special-teams player.

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Last year, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock wanted the orangutan to get off his lawn, and the display danced on the line of disrespect to the folks at the Indianapolis Zoo who presumably were invited to participate by someone with the NFL who thought it would spice up a phase of the draft that typically entails far less organic intrigue and excitement than the early rounds.

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Tim Hasselbeck, the former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst, pointed out to The Post that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw 19 interceptions in his senior year at Boston College and said, He turned out pretty well.

The fumble stuff, there are things we can work on with that, Maccagnan said.

We think his upside and his ability far outweighs the turnovers, Bowles said. We think those things can be corrected. I like his competitiveness. The biggest thing that you really don’t see he has an inner desire and drive that brings out the competitiveness in the other players.

A homer at home: Lindor’s shot helps Indians top Twins 6-1

A home run, at his homecoming.

Say this for Francisco Lindor: He clearly has a flair for the dramatic.

Our goal was to win, but it was pretty cool to see Frankie come through like that, Indians manager Terry Francona said. To see the way the fans responded, and then to see how genuinely excited he was about it, it was pretty cool.

So, too, was Indians ace Corey Kluber, who allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and struck out six, lowering his ERA to 1.52.

Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three hits for Cleveland in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010. Brantley and Ramirez hit consecutive homers in the sixth, and Yonder Alonso added a solo homer in the eighth for Cleveland.

Brian Dozier had two hits for the Twins, including an RBI double in the seventh that chased a sweat-drenched Kluber after 104 pitches. Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi (1-1) gave up six hits and four runs, all of them coming across on homers, in five-plus innings.

They play really hard, Miami manager Don Mattingly said about his club. We’re just a young team that I think’s going in the right direction.

Garcia (1-0) gave up one hit in five shutout innings , pitching around five early walks to win for the first time as a starter. Miguel Andujar doubled with one out in the fifth against Garcia — who held the New York Mets hitless for six innings last week in his initial major league start.

He just continued what I’ve been seeing him do before I got back, Realmuto said. He’s throwing the ball really well.

One night after a 12-1 drubbing in the Bronx, the last-place Marlins (5-12) returned the favor to split the two-game series. The listless Yankees committed two costly errors in the first two innings as Miami built a 4-0 lead.

New York also threw a wild pitch and had a passed ball on a 44-degree night. The Yankees (8-8) have made an AL-high 17 errors in 16 games.

We’ve got to get better in that department, and we will, rookie manager Aaron Boone said.
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Matthew Slater: Taking away kickoffs would be tragic

While discussing his spot on a panel that will discuss possible changes to kickoffs in the NFL, former Bills special teams ace Steve Tasker said he believes the league will ultimately come up with an alternative to a play that’s been linked to a high rate of injuries.
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The league took a step to curtail kickoff returns by moving touchbacks to the 25-yard-line a few years ago and the NCAA has adopted a rule this year setting the ball at the same spot after fair catches inside the 25 in a pair of moves that seem to support Tasker’s feeling about a trend toward eliminating kickoffs altogether. Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater sees the same trend and doesn’t like it.

Slater pointed to plays like short yardage attempts that illustrate that football is always going to be a violent sport and wondered what might happen next if the kickoff were to go the way of video rental stores. Many others have raised the same concerns, but that hasn’t put the brakes on moves that threaten its future in football.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers have agreed to terms on a new deal for left tackle Joe Staley which represents a pay increase for the next two seasons.

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The 33-year-old Staley is still playing at a high level, which itself justifies the raise.
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But he’s also a stable presence for a young team on the rise with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, which makes him an even more valuable part.

Just wanted to put our best defensive lineup on the floor from the beginning, Kerr said. I think the whole point of these games here early in Dion Lewis Authentic Jersey this series is to re-establish our defense. I think you guys know, over the last month or so, our defense has been subpar. [You] can’t win in this league in the playoffs unless you defend, and they defended tonight, and we went with our best defensive group.

Browns quarterback clean sweep is not unprecedented

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Via Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, this will be the fourth time in Browns history they’ve cleared out an entire year’s worth of quarterbacks and started with a new group the following season.

Servais is plenty aware of the bad weather plaguing the majors this year. Still, he got an earful from his parents about it Monday.

They live in Wisconsin and have up to 12 inches of snow in their front yard.

It is crazy how late (in April) it is going, Servais said.

Three more games were postponed Monday because of weather, bringing the season total to 24 — most in the big leagues before May 1 since 2007.

Given the Mariners play at Safeco Field under a retractable roof, their opener with Houston on Monday was never in jeopardy.

Which also means that there’s no legitimate reason whatsoever for any owner, G.M., or coach to interrogate a potential employee/player on whether he will or won’t kneel. Which means that, if it happens, it’s necessarily illegitimate 鈥?no different than asking potential employees about religious beliefs, national origin, and (for female employees, obviously) whether they are or plan to become pregnant.

Again, collusion is just a fancy word for coordination. If the teams have collectively decided, possibly with the league office as the conduit, that players who are most closely identified with kneeling (like Kaepernick and Reid) are bad for business despite the fact Womens Travis Benjamin Jersey that kneeling can’t be prohibited, that’s a problem.

With the Bengals, a team that has routinely provided sanctuary to players with off-field issues, being the ones to pose clearly inappropriate questions to Reid in the apparent hope that he’ll commit clearly and unequivocally to not kneeling before the Bengals will offer him a contract, the problem becomes even more glaring.

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It will not be perfect, but it will be better, and simpler to understand, promises John Mara.

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I think we’re in pretty good shape on that, I think we’ll come out with something, it’s not gonna solve every single situation that you see, Mara said Sunday. I think it solves the bigger issues, the Dez Bryant play, the Calvin Johnson play, the Jesse James play. I think those should be ruled catches in the future.

Mara said the committee the past two weeks probably watched 47 times the controversial overturning of a touchdown catch by Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in a game last season against the Patriots.

There were people in the room who felt that ought to be a catch Womens Victor Rask Jersey and there were some other people who felt it shouldn’t be, Mara said. This rule change is not gonna solve every single issue, you’re still gonna have a certain amount of subjectivity, I think it puts us in a much better position.

Beckham is made for New York, but he has not listened to repeated pleas from the decision-makers to grow up and exercise better judgment and stop causing unwanted distractions 鈥?blah blah blah 鈥?we’ve been through this before.

And therein lies the crux of the problem.

No one can be certain if or when the Giants will decide that Beckham threatening and/or executing signals enough is enough for them.

My advice: Don’t be in any rush to trade him if you don’t have to. But don’t be in any hurry to show him the money. Slow-play negotiations until he shows he is serious about toeing the line and acting like you ask your Giants to act and his fractured ankle is healthy.

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We tried. We tried, Olsen said. It just didn’t work out.

NFL schedule 2018: Release date news; home, away opponents for each team

The 2018 NFL schedule will be released at a date that provides plenty of time for the league’s fans and media to break it down for months before the start of the season — about four months, to be specific.

According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, The Dolphins view linebacker as a bigger need than defensive tackle and have been impressed by Roquan Smith’s all-around skills.  

Two of the names that stood out to them from that third category were Michael Crabtree and Dez Bryant.

I think there are not a lot of bipartisan things our elected officials can agree on, but this should be one of them: honoring former New Orleans Saint and current ALS spokesman and beacon Steve Gleason with the United States Congressional Gold Medal. Democratic senators from Gleason’s home state of Washington and Republican senators from his adopted state of Louisiana co-sponsored the legislation, which must be approved by two-thirds of both the Senate and the House of Representatives to become law. Gleason, who is wheelchair-bound and communicates by using his eye with a special computer program, would be the 107th individual so honored by the House and Senate over the past century.

Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said the team did not learn of the investigation until Friday. The Seahawks also reportedly were unaware of the incident before the March 7 trade that sent Bennett to the Eagles, along with a seventh-round pick, for backup receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick.

James is best deployed in a role allowing him to blitz and attack near the line of scrimmage, but he’s no slouch in coverage. With further development, he could take on more of a single high safety role. Projected: potential top 10

He was expected to battle for a starting spot in Philadelphia’s deep stable of cornerbacks, which includes Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones, Jalen Mills and Rasul Douglas. Bowen offered more context on Worley’s potential standing with the Eagles going forward in the event he isn’t released: 

Worley is the second player acquired by the Eagles this offseason facing potential legal issues. Defensive end Michael Bennett was acquired by the team in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks and was charged with felony injury to the elderly after allegedly shoving aside a female staffer while trying to get on the field following the New England Patriots Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons in Feb. 2017.
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Mets look to end brief skid against Nationals

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The Nationals will look to continue testing Callaway and the Mets on Wednesday night, when Washington aims to complete a sweep of the three-game series at Citi Field.

The Nationals took advantage of the Mets’ struggles with runners on base to earn a 5-2 victory Tuesday night. Washington came back from a five-run eighth-inning deficit to beat New York 8-6 in the opener Monday night.

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But the Mets could not overcome the Nationals despite numerous opportunities Tuesday, when New York stranded 11 baserunners, including two apiece in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

We had a few opportunities, Callaway said afterward. We were one swing away a few times and we just didn’t get it done.

You take away this play from football, you’re changing the fabric of the game, he said Tuesday after the second day of the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program. It really makes me ask the question, ‘Where do you go from here? What would happen next?’ I don’t know the answer to that. I look at a number of plays. I look at a goal-line stand. I look at a third-and-one. Think about the collisions that are happening there. Those [are] maybe deemed unsafe by some people.

So if you make a drastic change such as this, what’s next? What happens? The reality is this is football. This is a contact sport. This is a violent sport. All of us that are playing the game understand that there are inherent risks that come along with playing the game. If you’re not OK with those risks, I respect that, and maybe you should think about doing something else. But if we feel like we need to take away this play from the game to make the game safer, then where does that stop?

Kickoff returns are being closely scrutinized in both the professional and college ranks. On Friday, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule change that will result in a fair catch on a kickoff inside the 25-yard line being a touchback.

NFL extends uniform, apparel contract with Nike

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Tannehill tried to rehab a knee problem away last year, and then needed surgery in August, which led to a scramble to sign Jay Cutler and a lost season. But with Tannehill healthy again, they can enter the season without a giant question mark at the most important position.

Of course, that leads to the next level of questions, specifically whether they’re going to draft one to push Tannehill or be ready for the future.

Gase admitted his admiration for Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, saying they were close in personality probably.

Whatever it is he wants to win, Gase said. He always wants to do a little bit more, . . . I’ve enjoyed the amount of time I’ve spent with him.

The Dolphins pick 11th overall, which may not be high enough in the order to get to Mayfield considering all the quarterback-needy teams at the top.

There’s a lot of Niners fans that didn’t know what to think because they’ve really not liked Richard Sherman, he said. My message to them is, I think you’ll love him now.

Lynch is right about that: As Jerry Seinfeld said, You’re actually rooting for the clothes, when you get right down to it. You are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. San Francisco fans booed Sherman because he was wearing Seattle’s clothes. They won’t boo him anymore.

And that work continues, as he acknowledged that Thomas is available for the right price, and that they aren’t talking to him about a contract extension.

Earl’s under contract for another season, and if we’re not listening to everybody we are not doing a very good job,” Schneider said. So we have to listen to everything that’s going on all the time.

Bill O’Brien: Changing the Texans’ offense is a big project this offseason

Texans coach Bill O’Brien has run his own offensive system since he was offensive coordinator in New England, head coach at Penn State and at the start of his tenure in Houston. But that was before he had Deshaun Watson.
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O’Brien said this morning on PFT Live that now that he has Watson as his franchise quarterback, he is making significant changes to his offense to make sure it takes advantage of Watson’s unique skills, as well as the skills of star receiver DeAndre Hopkins and other talented players on Houston’s roster.

Last year Watson spent training camp and the preseason as a backup and didn’t start until Week Two. This year, with an offense built around him and a full offseason of work, Watson could be even better. As long as he’s healthy.
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Still, a holdout can’t be ruled out. Mack’s agent, Joel Segal, kept running back Chris Johnson out of camp in 2011 in order to get the player paid, and Segal possibly will do it again with Mack, who has watched the Raiders give quarterback Adrian Kempe Jersey Derek Carr a contract worth $25 million per year after only three seasons. Mack now has played four full years, he has earned his next deal, and it’s now time for Mack to get paid.

Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the team and player have been negotiating, but that the early stages of negotiation revealed a significant gap between the two sides.

Milton appeared in 14 games last season.

He spent time on the active roster and the practice squad as a rookie.

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