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At the time of filing the report, DeOssie said he wasn’t sure if he was the victim of theft or what, but a neighbor’s find on the side of a nearby street soon during a morning walk offered some clarity — and half of a return.

I’m hoping I get another email from a neighbor, DeOssie said, but it’s been two months at this point. Some people leave coffee on top of their cars, I unfortunately left my ring.

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It’s a mentoring program, and I think at some point in everyone’s life they have had a helping hand along the way, said DeOssie, a Brown University graduate.

It’s important to give back: America Needs You is a great way for us to help those who don’t have a support network around them, so they will be able to be in a better place and achieve their goals.

Yes, the highly-recruited Missouri star could slip in the draft. The reason: An injury-plagued freshman season in the Big 12 that cost him all but three games. If Porter Jr. goes in the first eight picks, it won’t be a surprise. But it also wouldn’t be a shock to see teams scared off and choose a prospect that played more in college.

That could be part of NBA insider David Aldridge listing Porter Jr. to the Knicks as a possible Knicks target at No. 9.

The Knicks like their point guard group and think one of Frank Ntilikna or Emmanuel Mudiay will ultimately take hold of the job, with Trey Burke looking like he’s found a niche in New York as a backup. So even if Sexton is available, it’s likely New York will pass on him and go for the best perimeter guy left on the board. Either of the two Bridgeses or Porter could step in at the three right away, though each may have to play some four as well, at least at the start of the season, while Kristaps Porzingis continues to rehab his torn ACL.

Porter Jr. stepping in right away at the power forward spot, then eventually going back to small forward? Sounds like an ideal situation for a young, athletic player. If healthy, he and Kristaps Porzingis could create one of the most exciting pair of forwards in the sport.

Why does Trump’s opinion of Kaepernick matter?

In a vacuum, Trump’s thoughts on Kaepernick wouldn’t have any bearing on the NFL. A few years ago, he was an advocate for Tim Tebow getting Nick Vannett Womens Jersey another chance in the league to no avail.
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But as president, Trump’s thoughts carry more weight 鈥?particularly, when there’s a base behind him that can impact the league’s favorability and ratings. Trump has made no effort to hide his thoughts on Kaepernick and other players who kneeled, once saying at a rally that he wished an NFL owner would get that son of a bitch off the field.

According to Geragos, one owner said 鈥?under oath during a deposition 鈥?that he changed his mind [about Kaepernick] after he was told what Trump said.
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That owner is likely Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report on Trump’s influence on the NFL’s new national anthem policy which forces any player who is on the field during the national anthem to stand and show respectfor the flag.

I was totally supportive of [the players] until Trump made his statement,Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins’ owner and creator of programs advocating for social justice, said in his deposition. Noting that owners’ conversations with Mr. Trump were relayed during a league meeting, he said: I thought he changed the dialogue.

Other cases, have already raised the question. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion raised a debate whether anyone other than Congress can indict a sitting president, or if he could be subpoenaed to give a deposition. The question of deposing Trump was also raised in his legal battle with Stormy Daniels.

It could also be a situation where Geragos is being bullish about his chances and options in the collusion case. Going after Trump may be unrealistic for the Kaepernick and Reid camp, and likely isn’t a necessary part of their attempt to prove collusion.

Cameron Sutton Womens Jersey NFL owners didn’t do themselves any favors in the collusion case last week, and the latest on Trump’s involvement indicates even more momentum in favor of Kaepernick and Reid.

Russell Wilson: Definitely more on table offensively with Brian Schottenheimer

The Seahawks have a new offensive coordinator for the first time since the 2011 season as they hired Brian Schottenheimer to take over for Darrell Bevell after Bevell’s long run on Pete Carroll’s staff.

The Seahawks made another big change to their offensive staff when they hired Mike Solari as the new offensive line coach after disappointing work from the unit under Tom Cable. If Solari can get better results, it would do a lot to help Schottenheimer look good in his first year on the new job.

NinersNation.com has the indisputable visual evidence. And although Bryant quickly deleted the message, the fact that he put it out there says something about his current mindset.

The 49ers, who have shown no interest in Bryant, currently have 11 receivers on the roster, led by veterans Pierre Garςon and Marquise Goodwin. If Bryant can play like he did in past years with the Cowboys, and if he could quickly pick up the Kyle Shanahan offense, Bryant could add to the team’s passing game.

But with offseason workouts moving toward their conclusion, the longer it takes for Bryant to land in San Francisco (or anywhere) will make it harder for him to have an immediate impact.

Since Bryant was released on April 13, only the Ravens have demonstrated significant interest in signing him. The lack of interest could have something to do with multiple members of the Cowboys’ organization publicly questioning whether he can still get open and make plays. It also may have something to do with Dez’s reputation for being emotional at all times, and even more emotional when things don’t go his way.

Celebrating acts of airport kindness from Aaron Jones, Jermaine Gresham

Airports can be hectic, busy, stressful places. (I’m sitting in one as I type this.) People can be loud and rude, caught in a universe that extends from their faces to their phone screens with no regard or sensitivity to anything else that is happening.
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There have been 13 backs drafted in the top five in the past 20 years. Six of them — Richardson, Cedric Benson, Bush, Curtis Enis, Darren McFadden and Cadillac Williams — failed to make a Pro Bowl before their NFL careers ended. They have to be considered disappointments, though it’s probably unfair to lump Bush into that mix.

Three backs made it to one Pro Bowl: Ronnie Brown, Jamal Lewis and Ricky Williams. Likewise, Brown probably doesn’t belong in this group, given that he finished his career with 5,391 rushing yards, and Lewis and Williams each topped 10,000 over the course of their careers. It’s also too early to judge Elliott and Fournette.
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There were wheelchairs when we walked, but nobody was there, and the wheelchairs were folded up. So I asked if she wanted me to push her, and she said yes. I pushed her down to where her daughter was.

Jones doesn’t know the woman’s name, and she didn’t know he was a Packers player when he offered to help.

As we got halfway down there, I had a bag tag on and she asked ‘Are you a Packers player?’ and I said ‘Yes, ma’am I am,’ Jones said. And she was like, ‘My husband would’ve loved this.’ You could tell she got excited, and it made me happy. But I didn’t know anybody had taken a picture until I got home and got on Twitter.

That’s what makes the recent news of random acts of airport kindness from Packers running back David Pastrnak Authentic Jersey Aaron Jones and Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham even more worthy of praise. They both had turned off the obvlious-to-the-world force field in which so many of us reside when traveling, and they performed simple gestures that meant little to them but much to the people who benefited from their good deeds.
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Activists: Detroit Lions must pick side on NFL’s anthem policy

Activists: Detroit Lions must pick side on NFL’s anthem policy More Members of the National Action Network Michigan Chapter call out the Detroit Lions to make a stance on the NFL’s controversial policy regarding the national anthem in Detroit.
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The organization is threatening future protests. The message sent by the National Action Network was direct and clear 鈥?the Detroit Lions should not adhere to the NFL’s new national anthem policy unless they endorse bigotry. The Rev. Charles Williams II, 37, president of the Michigan聽National Action Network, said聽Friday that owner聽Martha Ford and the Lions need to publicly declare where they stand.

I hate when anybody gets hurt. I hate when Andre got hurt. I hate to see Kevin Love last night, Kyrie (Irving). These guys train so hard and they’re here and they’re competing, and you want everybody to be healthy, but just the reality is it usually doesn’t work out that way. So you’ve just got to keep playing with whoever’s there and keep going.

After the footage was released that showed Williams blaming everything on Wright, Williams’ own attorney came out and said the Vikings receiver had no involvement in the incident. All I have Ben Smith Jersey is what Terrance remembers, attorney Chip Lewis said, via the Dallas Morning News.

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The Raiders spent a second-round pick to select Melifonwu in 2017. But he missed the first eight games of his rookie campaign after requiring arthroscopic knee surgery and then ended the season on injured reserve when he needed hip surgery.聽

The 6’4, 225-pound defensive back has been a limited participant in organized team activities, and the Raiders aren’t sure when he’ll be ready.聽
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It doesn’t look close at all, head coach Jon Gruden said, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken. I’ll leave it at that. He doesn’t look close, to me, at all.

As Melifonwu recovers, the rest of the Raiders cornerbacks are establishing themselves under the new coach.

For a while, the Canadian league expanded south of the border.

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Between 1993 and 1995, the聽Baltimore Stallions,聽Birmingham Barracudas,聽Las Vegas Posse,聽Memphis Mad Dogs,聽Sacramento Gold Miners,聽San Antonio Texans and聽Shreveport Pirates were league members, though none existed throughout that whole three-season stretch. Baltimore was the only American team to play for the Grey Cup, losing in 1994 but winning it the following year. The Stallions left Baltimore in 1996, knowing they couldn’t compete with the newly christened Ravens.
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Canadian fields are longer (110 yards) and wider (65 yards) than their NFL counterparts, and the end zones are typically twice as deep, though goalposts rest on the goal line. There are 12 men to a side in the CFL game, which only provides three downs to Skal Labissiere Authentic Jersey gain a first instead of four. Multiple offensive players can be in motion prior to the snap in the CFL, and they can even move forward as long as they don’t cross the line until the snap.

The 49ers posted a 6-10 record in 2017, but finished the season with five straight wins behind new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The team re-signed Garoppolo to a five-year contract worth a reported $137.5 million in February.

Because Chubb ended up on a base 3-4 team, it’s pretty much a lock that a linebacker will win this year’s award. Chubb have the benefit of playing opposite Von Miller, the 2011 defensive rookie or the year, and he can rush from the edge without seeing double-teams as a rookie.

Chubb is third on this list only because he’s making what can sometimes be a difficult transition after dominating at end in N.C. State’s four-man front. But he’ll have an excellent shot at producing double-digit sacks, a pretty good ticket to DROY 鈥?just ask Miller and the Chargers’ Joey Bosa, the 2016 winner.
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Evans will start where Avery Williamson was in Tennessee’s base 3-4, this time for Mike Vrabel and Dean Pees instead of Dick LeBeau. Williamson had a terrific season and cashed in as a free agent with the Jets, even with modest numbers.

Tyreek Hill has spoken with EA about his Madden speed rating

Friday’s PFT Live included a rollicking interview with Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, who addressed a variety of topics. And one specific topic was extremely important: How was his speed rating in Madden 18 only 97?
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We were clearly not the harder-playing, more connected team tonight, he said. Cleveland was, and they deserve all the credit for that. I thought they played a great game. They came out and really moved it and were really tough, got into us defensively.
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When asked Sunday about Horford’s lack of Carnell Lake Jersey shots, Stevens said, I just didn’t think our offense in general was very good. Our defense wasn’t much better. We got thoroughly outplayed on both ends. Obviously we’re going to need to play through [Horford] more than that.
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Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports, via Anderson’s lawyer, that prosecutors have decided to drop a felony charge of resisting arrest against Anderson. Anderson was accused of pushing a police officer after being told to leave a concert.

I thought [Saturday] night was one of LeBron’s best games I’ve seen in a long time as far as helping, closing out to Jaylen Brown’s chest, making him put it on the floor, Lue said. Closing out to [Marcus] Morris. Closing out to [Marcus] Smart, so he did a really good job of just setting the tone of multiple efforts and that was good for us.

Kawhi Leonard was a clear top-10 player in 2017 before missing almost the entire 2018 season. He will be a bit of an enigma going into next season, but assuming he’s healthy, he should be back to a first-round talent.

Tyreke Evans took advantage of all of the injuries on the Memphis Grizzlies to become a huge impact player in the first half of last season, but the Grizzlies made it clear in the second half of the season that they didn’t see him as part of their future. As such, his value is a mystery until the offseason shakes itself out.

Eli Apple ’embarrassed’ by 2017 season, happy for clean slate in ’18

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple was embarrassed when his second NFL season ended with a suspension for the final week of the season.
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The campaign included multiple benchings and some troubling incidents with teammates, coaches and executives.

Giants Tom Glavine Youth jersey wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was at Monday’s first organized team activity workout and warmed up with his teammates. He also participated in some individual drills before stepping off to the side with a trainer.

Tyreek Hill Authentic Jersey Tuesday’s slate has a bunch of pitching, but Chris Sale stands out above the rest. He has surpassed Clayton Kershaw as the best pitcher in baseball, and he gets a huge park boost into Tropicana Field. Kevin Gausman isn’t as good, but he is one of the best of the rest and will go overlooked despite facing a weak White Sox offense with the night’s best weather and the game’s best pitchers’ umpire. The Yankees remain in Arlington and are once again the top offense on the slate, but the gap is much smaller between them and the rest of the pack than it was on Monday. Nationals righties are in an especially good pivot spot.

Coach Todd Bowles said Hackenberg’s remarks had no bearing on the trade decision.

We had one too many (quarterbacks) to get all of them reps, Bowles said. We just want to go with the three quarterbacks we have and let these guys battle it out.

He was referring to Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and rookie Sam Darnold. The Jets shopped Hackenberg during the draft after selecting Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick, a source said.

Recently, the Jets released Bryce Petty, another failed draft pick of the Mike Maccagnan regime.

Bowles offered no theories as to why it didn’t work with Hackenberg.

I can’t answer that fully, he said. For some players it takes a while to get going. Some go to Canada, some go to different teams, some do different type of stuff. We did everything we could to help him as best we could.

Lions’ Tate calls Matt Patricia coverage ‘a bunch of B.S.’

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Golden Tate has come to the defense of his new head coach Matt Patricia.
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The Steelers said it was an easy decision, especially since they considered Rudolph a first-round talent, and were perfectly comfortable to Authentic Dwayne Washington Jersey have him learn while watching Roethlisberger, a future Hall of Famer. And Rudolph, for his part, didn’t seem worried by Roethlisberger’s reaction.

If I was Ben, I’d probably say the same thing, the rookie said earlier this week. He’s a competitor. Obviously, he has a lot of confidence in himself, like I do. Yeah, he’s going to be a future Hall of Famer and I would expect him to say that.
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So I’m just looking forward to going in there and learning the system, competing, raising my level of play, preparing like I’m the starter even though obviously I won’t be the starter. And just waiting and being prepared for whenever I get my time whenever my time comes, to be ready and take advantage of it. But maybe Roethlisberger isn’t as ruthlessly competitive as he wants us to believe. On Friday, the first day of rookie minicamp, Rudolph told reporters that Big Ben texted him and second-round pick James Washington the day before.

Still, the ability to bet on in-game props or make micro-wagers on the outcomes of specific plays – something that football’s pacing makes possible – could drastically impact the viewer experience. Depending on how it’s handled, there could be an opportunity for fans to wager on every play. This should reinvigorate the NFL and drive value into teams, Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis recently told CNBC. You have 11 players on defense and offense, each doing a discrete action, and then there’s 30 seconds in between plays. Now all of a sudden football can be reborn.

But things have changed for the better in Atlantic City since 2011, when the state first tried to enact wagering on sports.

Former Gov. Chris Christie ‘s administration launched a state takeover of the seaside gambling resort in 2016, which officials and experts say has helped stave off bankruptcy.

Two formerly closed casinos — the Hard Rock (which replaced Trump Taj Mahal) and Ocean Resort (which replaced Revel) — are set to reopen this summer.

And revenue from gaming, entertainment, and hotel bookings have increased, said Rummy Pandit, executive director of the Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Stockton University.

What’s happening in Carolina

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The Panthers have long been one of my favorite organizations to cover. They always seem to have some of the league’s most open players. The coach is smart, they are fun to watch and the players bust their asses every play, all the time.
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But something is different with the Panthers now. I can’t explain what changed, but I think it did. It’s not a case聽where it’s always been this way and we’re only noticing now.

And I’ve just always found that the more I invest in people and the more that people invest in me, the harder I think you work for them, and I think the harder they work for you. So that’s important to me. And again, I enjoy those relationships a lot. They’re very important to me. A lot of the year during the season I spend more time with them than I do my Jay Prosch Womens Jersey own family, which is not necessarily right, it’s just kind of what it is. So I definitely want to have people around me that are family. That’s just kind of what’s important.

Quarterbacks aren’t the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Eventually, a defender聽鈥?a logical guess would be Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald聽鈥?is going to break into the $20 million-per-year pay scale, a stratosphere once reserved for the men with the golden arms. But in today’s pass-oriented league, the ability to plant a QB into the turf is nearly as valuable as being able聽to spray touchdown passes.

Make that four of the top 15 (or so) names.
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According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, folks around the NBA are bantering about the idea of the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Russell Westbrook. Yes, as in moving on from the player that won the 2016-17 NBA MVP award.

There’s an increasing number of people around the league who think the Thunder should look at trading [Russell] Westbrook. To be clear, not a report. Not Thunder sources think they should do this. Just in spitballing ideas with teams around the league, there’s a number of people who have heard, just like, ‘It’s time for something to change here.’

Westbrook signed a five-year, $205 million extension last September.

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