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Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd is in the clear.
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According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, drug charges against Boyd were dismissed during a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh Wednesday.
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Boyd was charged with possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after his vehicle was wrecked in Pittsburgh in July.

The Raiders signed two long snappers to reserve/future deals, signaling the end of Condo’s run in Oakland. They also are moving on from kicker Sebastian Janikowski after 18 seasons.

An early evening conversation with Bill Belichick brings us no closer to knowing the plans of tight end Rob Gronkowski.
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The Patriots head coach met with a small gathering of New England media here at the Ritz-Carlton. Standing under an ornate overhang near a towering fountain, a relaxed Belichick went briefly through some offseason checkpoints.

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He mused about stepping away from the game, returned to camp later, was hit with a four-game PED suspension and then released. He had some workouts last year but didn’t in the league.

He joins running back Chris Ivory and cornerback Vontae Davis as Bills additions before the start of free agency. By adding guys who were cut by their previous teams and not unrestricted free agents, they don’t risk losing ground in the quest for free draft picks in 2019.

On the other hand, maybe the Beckham camp has drawn a line as an NFL Network reporter contended Monday that it is his understanding that Beckham won’t set foot on the field in 2018 without an extension.

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The well-traveled quarterback Matt Barkley will make his next stop in Cincinnati.

Barkley is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Bengals to serve as Andy Dalton’s backup, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

The Bengals were in the market for a backup quarterback after AJ McCarron signed with the Bills.

The package, which still must be passed by the full Massachusetts House and Senate and signed by the governor, had been slow to develop after being bogged down for months in the legislative process. But when NFL players and Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan began lobbying for it, it raised both the profile of the issue and the urgency to get something done.

Friday, McCourty was joined by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Saints linebacker Demario Davis and retired receiver Anquan Boldin for a daylong symposium at Harvard on criminal justice reform.

The last time a team moved up to the third overall pick was in the 2013 NFL draft, and that team gave up a whole lot less. That year, the Dolphins got pick No. 3 from the Raiders, giving up only pick No. 12 and pick Darrell Green Authentic Jersey No. 42. Miami drafted defensive end Dion Jordan, who managed a grand total of three sacks as a Dolphin, which shows the danger of trading up in the draft: You don’t actually know if the guy you’re trading up for is going to be any good.

The reason the Jets gave up so much more than the Dolphins is that this year there will be a highly regarded quarterback available with the third pick in the draft, and that year there was not. Teams will pay a huge premium for a passer. The Colts were lucky that was the case.
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Jackson faces a systemic issue regarding black quarterbacks that dates back to the beginning of the sport’s existence. Marlin Briscoe broke the racial barrier in 1968 when he lined up under center for the Denver Broncos during his rookie season, throwing for 1,589 yards and a team-best 14 touchdowns.

Briscoe was traded the following season to the Buffalo Bills, who converted him to wide receiver.

Oakland considers suing NFL, Raiders over relocation

It will be fitting if the final year or two of the Raiders’ existence in Oakland occurs under the murky cloud of the thing that late owner Al Davis loved so much: Litigation.

As explained by the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland and Alameda County officials are considering filing an antitrust lawsuit against the league and the Raiders over the looming relocation of the team to Las Vegas.

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Now no one knows yet whether Gettleman intends to trade or re-sign Beckham, 25, who wants a mega-deal that matches his incredible talent. But by trading Pierre-Paul, Gettleman has brought himself to a crossroads:

He is now at the juncture where he must decide to pay Odell — and he freed up cap space to do that with the JPP move — or trade him to a team that will.

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The Browns aren’t done making moves on the last Friday of the league year. Like the Rams, Cleveland will be finalizing four different trades on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Maybe more.
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The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with LeGarrette Blount, the team announced Friday night. A team source confirmed the contract is valued at $2 million, with the ability for Blount to earn up to $2.5 million more in incentives.

Blount, 31, spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, rushing for 766 yards and two touchdowns for the Super Bowl winners. He rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown in the victory over the New England Patriots.
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The Dolphins didn’t get much for receiver Jarvis Landry, but they did clear cap space.

Miami received a fourth-round pick in 2018 No. 123 overall and a seventh-round pick in 2019 from the Browns, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports. It’s likely not enough to pacify Dolphins fans, who weren’t exactly happy with the Jay Ajayi deal with Philadelphia during the season.

That was last year, Montgomery said Thursday after the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. I’m going to try to do a little better. I know I’m capable of putting up even better numbers.

Montgomery backed up his words with a dominating performance, one run on six hits over six innings with two Ks and a walk. He Tre’Davious White Jersey was economical, too, throwing just 71 pitches while lowering his six-game, five-start spring ERA from 4.20 to 3.43.

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The Chiefs made a bold and perhaps risky move when they traded away quarterback Alex Smith just moments after he played in January鈥檚 Pro Bowl.

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly continues to battle cancer.
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Kelly, who announced two years ago that he was cancer free after battling oral cancer for years, released a statement to his fans today confirming that his cancer has returned.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones was reportedly arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after he got into a fight with his brother, Cayleb, while naked.

According to TMZ Sports, Zay was arrested for felony vandalism after he entered a public balcony area and smashed his foot through a window. TMZ added Zay tried to squeeze through the hole in the window, but Cayleb restrained him until police arrived.

Cayleb also reportedly had to restrain his younger brother from jumping out of a window on the 30th floor of the apartment building.

Citing law enforcement sources, TMZ reported the 22-year-old was transported to the medical ward at a Los Angeles County jail.

We are aware of the incident involving Zay Jones, the Bills said in a statement, according to Spectrum News’ Jon Scott. We are still in the process of gathering more information on the matter. At this point, we will have no further comment.

A 2017 second-round pick, Jones recorded 27 receptions for 316 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.

If Bell loses a step or misses too many games due to injury, the Steelers will make a business decision reflecting the best interests of the franchise. So why shouldn’t he make a business decision reflecting his own best interests now

There’s a big difference between Bell wanting to be in Pittsburgh and not wanting to do a deal that doesn’t properly compensate him, especially since he currently can make $14.5 million for 2018 and then undoubtedly become a free agent in 2019, since Bell will be eligible for the quarterback franchise tender in 2019, and the Steelers surely won’t pay him more than $24 million for another year after the current one.

The New Orleans Saints once featured a plethora of wide receivers. The roster, however, looks decidedly different now than it did just two seasons ago. Here are the Saints’ top five leaders in receiving yards from 2015: Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Benjamin Watson, Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman. New Orleans traded Womens Pat LaFontaine Jersey Cooks, didn’t re-sign Watson and released Coleman, and Colston retired.

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With two new, high-priced players signed by the Vikings, something had to give. And give it did with the decision to release veteran slot receiver Jarius Wright.
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Thomas admitted that Tomas Hertl Jersey before he hurt his triceps in a loss to the Tennessee Titans last October — an injury that ended his consecutive snaps streak at 10,363 — he was already worried that he might not make it through the season. A knee issue plagued him the past few years and limited his practice time, ultimately leading to his retirement decision.

I was feeling like I was in tough shape physically, my knee specifically, Thomas said. I was concerned that I wasn’t going to make it through the season. Not only that, but I was concerned that if I was going to make it, my performance was going to drop significantly because of what I had to go through to try to get the knee ready for Sunday.

And sometimes it wasn’t really feeling all that ready.

It remains unclear whether the Cardinals will play a 3-4 or a 4-3 under new head coach Steve Wilks. In a 4-3, Chandler Jones and Markus Golden would play as down linemen.

The Cardinals also announced they re-signed offensive lineman Vinston Painter to a one-year deal, and they were awarded Jeremy Cash off waivers from the Browns.

Q: What was it like to play in college under Kirk Ferentz? Did he ever tell you anything about Bill Belichick or what it would be like to play for Belichick?
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AC: Playing under Ferentz? I mean, it prepared me, it prepares a lot of guys for the league and what that all entails, from him having coached under Belichick. I haven’t had that conversation with him yet about playing under him, but I’m sure it will happen sooner or later.

Q: Do you still keep in pretty close contact with Ferentz?

New York signed Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater in free agency, but both are on short deals.

The news comes four days into the free-agency signing period at a time when the Colts were being scrutinized for not spending much of their huge stash of salary-cap space. The Colts entered the week with more than $70 million in available cap room, but so far have signed only one free agent — former Raiders defensive lineman Denico Autry.

Several other players are still in talks with the team, including Cowboys free-agent pass rusher Benson Mayowa and Redskins free-agent receiver Ryan Grant.

“We looked at free agency and we just didn’t feel like we were at a point to where we wanted to add some of the guys at the price that they were at,” Ballard said. “And we need to add some young talent to this roster.”

Graham’s no youngster (31), but he’s about 1 years younger than Nelson, a much bigger target (6-6 , 265 pounds) over the middle of the field and a major threat in the red zone (10 touchdowns last season).

For those concerned that he’s the next Martellus Bennett, Graham ran a 4.56-second 40 coming out of college and has always been more of a quick-twitch athlete than Bennett (4.68). Chances are he’s not hitting the wall Bennett hit last season.

Let’s also assume that in making this deal coach Mike McCarthy knows what Graham does and doesn’t offer, and unlike Seattle, will use him accordingly.

New York and Indianapolis will swap No. 1 picks, as the Colts will now pick sixth, and the Jets will give up the 37th and 49th picks this season. In addition, they will give the Colts their second-round pick in 2019.

The assumption now is the Jets are trading up to take a quarterback. There are four quarterbacks who could go in the top 10 and the Jets were picking at No. 6, so there was a chance they could have missed out on at least two and possibly all four.

It was a slim possiblity, but it could have happened.

Now the question is which quarterback do they take The top guys in the draft are (in no particular order) USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.

So which one do they want We’ll have to wait until April 26 to find out.

NFL free agency rumors: Kirk Cousins Jersey wined, dined (signed?) by Vikings

Free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Vikings brain trust had dinner Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Wined and dined? Check, check. Signed? Not yet, but stay tuned Thursday, GM Rick Spielman said.
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Had a great visit, Cousins told reporters (via the Twin Cities Pioneer Press). Looking forward to (Thursday). Going to be able to see more of the city and the facility. It’s a great organization and my wife and I are thrilled to be here.

That the welcoming dinner was at The Capital Grille has a certain irony. Cousins, 29, played his first six seasons in nation’s capital with the Redskins. After becoming the regular starter in 2015, he has thrown for 4,000 or more yards and 25 or more touchdowns in three straight seasons.

Barring an unexpected bump, Cousins will be the Vikings starter. Meantime, as the new league year opened Wednesday, Minnesota acquired Cousins’ likely backup, Trevor Siemian, who has been the primary starter the past two seasons for the Broncos 锟斤拷 until Case Keenum, who led the Vikings to the NFC championship last season, signed with Denver.
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Despite his desire to remain with the team, a new agreement could not be reached.

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Mathieu, 25, had a monster season in 2015 when he recorded 89 total tackles, five interceptions and 17 pass breakups to earn a Pro Bowl selection. However, his production has been on the decline in recent years and he finished last season with one sack, two picks and seven pass breakups.
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This is the fourth in a series looking at positional needs for the Detroit Lions in free agency.

Teams can begin negotiating with free agents on March 12.

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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has a tendon injury in his right thumb, and the team is still determining whether he’ll need to miss extended time due to the injury, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t have an update on Irving at Monday’s practice, but when asked about bringing him back, he noted the team would likely tread slowly.

Added Stevens: We’ve [mapped out rest] pretty consistently [when Irving has been sore]. We’ve said if we need to rest, or the knee becomes an issue, then automatically everything stops, and we go from there. What we’re really focused on now is making sure that knee feels as good as possible heading into April. I don’t know what that means from the Ronnie Stanley Youth jersey standpoint of playing this week, next week, any of that stuff.

Gonzalez had a $20 million salary last year in the final season of an $80 million, seven-year contract and became a free agent after nine seasons with the Rockies. The three-time Gold Glove outfielder struggled for most of last season as the Rockies returned to the postseason for the first time since 2009. He showed signs of breaking out of his funk down the stretch, though, hitting six of his 14 homers in September.

With the Cavaliers mired in a two-game losing streak, dropping their record to just 6-6 since February’s trade deadline, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue decided to shake up his team again by bringing JR Smith off the bench against the Suns on Tuesday and starting Kyle Korver in his place.

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The 49ers got that done with plenty of time to spare, dishing out a record-breaking five-year, $137.5 million deal in early February. It frees up the tag to be used on running back Carlos Hyde or safety Eric Reid. The problem for both is that the emergence of younger players like Matt Breida and Jaquiski Tartt could make the 49ers hesitant to commit that much to Hyde or Reid.
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Team president Bruce Allen has reportedly floated the idea of using the tag on Kirk Cousins to facilitate a trade. That’s a wild idea but also a risky one that could 锟斤拷 and probably would 锟斤拷 blow up in Washington’s face. If the team is able to recognize that, it’ll steer clear.

Two of Cousins’ teammates carried him off the floor, and shortly after the game the bad news came. Cousins had Brandon Morrow Jersey suffered a season-ending left Achilles tear, an injury with far-reaching impact on not only the big man himself, but also the future of the franchise.
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On the first offensive possession in a Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a serious back injury on an attempt to make a tackle. He was later taken to the hospital. He’s since had surgery to address the issue, and continues on what figures to be a long road to recovery.

Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season, Steelers President Art Rooney II said of the team’s decision to put him on injured reserve in December. However, even off the field Ryan will continue to be one of our team leaders. We know his spirit and positive outlook will help him to continue in his recovery, as well as serve as an inspiration to our team.