Peyton Manning Jersey on TV analyst job offers: ‘I don’t want to be a critic at this point’

Peyton Manning had his reasons for turning down his TV analyst job offers.
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The future Hall of Fame quarterback declined offers to be the lead analyst for Fox’s Thursday Night Football and ESPN’s Monday Night Football, claiming he wasn’t ready to get in the broadcast booth.

I don’t want to be a critic at this point, Manning said, via Jonathan Maze of Restaurant Business Magazine, before joking, I still do too many commercials.

Defense. Brent Burns (12-55-67) has nine points in his past 10 games while skating 24:19 per game and is paired up with Paul Martin — because if the playoffs are going on, Paul Martin is in them (119 career games). But the most intriguing pairing in this series is Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun, who might see copious amounts of the Marchessault line. Dylan DeMelo and Brenden Dillon are the Sharks’ third pairing. Nate Schmidt led the Knights in ice time (27:56), although he and Brayden McNabb were a minus-9 in shot attempts vs. the Kings. Deryk Engelland and Shea Theodore (plus-19) fared better. Colin Miller and Jon Merrill were the third pairing against L.A. Advantage: Sharks.

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan break down the second-round playoff matchups that have been set, and give their top candidates for the Conn Smythe. Plus, Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon and longtime Penguins beat writer Rob Rossi.

According to NESN.com, the Patriots have shown interest in drafting UCLA prospect Josh Rosen. With several teams interested in drafting quarterbacks, New England likely will have to package picks and move into the top 10 to secure Rosen.

Rosen, known as one of the most cerebral quarterback prospects in the last few drafts, has seen his draft stock fall slightly over the last month, but is still projected to get selected between picks five and 12.

Of the big 4 QBs most people I’ve spoken with consider Josh Rosen the one most likely to slide.

He was certainly remembered fondly by the Royals faithful.

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Add Colts G.M. to the list of people who will trade down

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has already traded down once, and is willing to do it again.
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Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ballard said he’s amenable to the idea of moving down from the sixth overall pick.

We will be open to moving back if we think it is the right thing for us to do and there’s enough players on the board, depending on how far we have to move back, that we feel comfortable taking, Ballard said.

Gettleman has attached two prerequisites to the No. 2 pick: He must be a player he can envision one day getting inducted to the Hall of Fame and he must be deemed worthy of the second overall pick not only this year, but in any year. It is difficult to consider any of these quarterbacks as worthy of the No. 2 pick in ANY draft 鈥?an admission some inside the Giants’ building grudgingly admit.

Given how polarizing this is 鈥?take a gamble on a quarterback or go for the sure thing in Barkley, defensive end Bradley Chubb or, more likely a few picks later if there is a trade down, guard Quenton Nelson 鈥?it should not be surprising that these conversations are going on in the Giants’ inner sanctum. This could lead to a Authentic Terry Sawchuk Jersey divide 鈥?those who think quarterback is the way to go and those who do not.

Vick served as a coaching intern with the Chiefs last year when Childress was Andy Reid’s assistant head coach in Kansas City. Childress is working as a consultant with the Bears this year.

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Many of [the networks] have their own analytics, so they can get some aspect of trying to understand what the audience looks like, explained Abcarian, Nielsen’s senior vice president of product leadership. But they can’t get the same comparable metrics to their competitors so that an advertiser can look across every given network or every given digital publisher and truly understand a comparability from one network to the next or one publisher to the other.
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The transition to a broader metric that combines linear TV with platforms favored by younger generations 鈥?mobile, tablet, PC, over-the-top (OTT) devices 鈥?sounds easy to accomplish on the surface, but media insiders will tell you they know better than to buy into the talk.

Controversial ex-NFL player Greg Hardy to make pro MMA debut on UFC’s ‘Contender Series’

A former NFL All-Pro with a controversial past will get a crack at fighting in the UFC.

Greg Hardy will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on June 12 in a heavyweight matchup against Brandon Sayles on a Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series event in Las Vegas. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report by MMA Today.

According to Second Spectrum, Green was Durant’s most common defender in Game 1 on Saturday, matching up with him 17 times in the half court. Durant scored three points and had three assists and one turnover against Green. But overall, eight different Spurs defenders matched up with Durant in the half court. Even the 6-foot Mills found himself switched onto Durant.

“The inaccuracy issue,” Allen said. “Going back to college having a 56-percent completion percentage. Obviously, it’s not great. But I think that it’s a little blown out of proportion. I do think that I’m accurate. Jordan Palmer’s helped me out a lot throughout this process with getting my feet right. Once we did that [I’m] throwing the ball a little easier. The ball’s coming out and where it’s supposed to be.”

So why the low completion percentage?

Ken Hitchcock’s retirement left Dallas with a vacancy behind the bench. AHL coach Sheldon Keefe, 37, is one name who should be on the Stars’ short list.

Another big negative at this point is that Toronto is going to have the benefit of the last change for line matching purposes, but it will be without one of its better two-way players in Nazem Kadri — who was suspended three games for his hit on Bruins forward Tommy Wingels — for two more games. Where having the last change will help is Toronto is the ability to find favorable matchups for Auston Matthews and see if they can open things up offensively for him. But the Leafs need to do a lot more than that to get things going.seahawks_187

Dez Bryant: Wasn’t my decision, forever Dallas in my heart

Wide receiver Dez Bryant’s days as a member of the Cowboys have come to an end.
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Bryant met with the Cowboys on Friday and word broke a short time later that the team would release him. Bryant confirmed as much with a tweet saying farewell to Cowboys fans after eight years with the team.

I thought our hockey team got better through the series, first-year Kings coach John Stevens said. Tonight was our best game and created the most quality chances, just didn’t finish off.
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Quick made 20 saves and allowed seven goals in the series, but he and the Kings couldn’t duplicate the rally they pulled off in 2014. Los Angeles lost its first three games to the Sharks in the first round that year and went on to win the series and eventually ArDarius Stewart Jersey the Stanley Cup.

We just got knocked out of the playoffs. I don’t care what the score was, defenseman Alec Martinez said. It’s a lot of disappointment in this room. We can’t forget how this feels.

The All-American tackle hit reset after a disastrous set of workouts in Indianapolis, in which the he managed just 14 reps in the 225-pound bench press (fewest of any offensive lineman), a 5.85-second 40-yard dash (slowest at the entire event), an 82-inch broad jump (shortest at the combine by 7 inches) and a 19.5-inch vertical (shortest at the combine by 4 inches).

Brown told Jake Trotter of ESPN.com that he had to abandon Twitter because of so many 12-year olds telling me they’re stronger than me.

Measurables are measurables, and that’s what the general managers and the head coaches and scouts use, and it’s understood 鈥?you can’t knock it, Brown said. You’ve got all these guys, they’ve run 4.9s and been successful. But you’ve also got guys that run 4.9s and been bad. I think I’m an unusual prospect, the way my film is and my unusual testing. Yeah, it’s a pretty big deficiency. But the film speaks for itself. Hopefully these NFL teams look at that and recognize who I am, . . . and understand what I can do at the next level.

After the disappointment of his previous numbers, he could only really get better at Oklahoma’s pro day. He did a better 18 reps in the bench press, ran a 5.63 40, broad jumped 89 inches and posted a 25-inch vertical.

Kneeling issue arises during Bengals’ meeting with Eric Reid

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Over the years, the Bengals have looked the other way on a variety of actual and alleged criminal activities when signing, drafting, and/or keeping players. When it comes to one specific type of conduct that is neither illegal nor a violation of any applicable rule or provision of the relationship between the NFL and its players, that could be where Bengals owner Mike Brown draws the line.
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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown personally met with Reid when Reid visited the Bengals on Monday. Brown, according to the source, initiated discussion regarding the issue of kneeling during the anthem. The conversation almost exclusively centered on the topic, with Brown explaining that he intends to prohibit it 鈥?and with Brown at one point asking Reid for his response.

Reached for comment by PFT regarding the alleged interactions between Brown and Reid, the Bengals provided the following statement: The Club conducts many interviews with players throughout the year. The Club views these interviews as confidential and does not comment on them.

I think it’s pretty clear that players play and coaches coach and personnel people make their decisions, Rodgers said during a radio interview. That’s the way they want it.

Nelson was released and signed with the Raiders, and Van Pelt was let go as part of a major staff overhaul. And even though he’s the best Womens Ryan Tannehill Jersey quarterback in the league, Rodgers is realizing that doesn’t mean he’s going to get his way. Nelson said after he was released that he was hurt by the way the Packers treated him, and it seems he’s not the only one.

It’s the tough part of the business; when you get close to guys and spend a lot of time with them and play with them a long time and [you’re] not able to finish up with them, Rodgers said. Jordy and I had a really good feel for each other and obviously made a lot of plays over the years.
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Physicality ratcheting up in Preds, Avs series

The theory goes that a playoff series doesn’t officially start until someone wins on the road, but the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche are debunking that premise.
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The Avalanche beat the Predators 5-3 on Monday night in Game 3 to cut Nashville’s series lead to 2-1. The Justin Ellis Youth jersey home team has won all three games and Game 4 is Wednesday in Colorado. While no one has been able to wrest control of the series, the tension has increased with each game.

Things got pretty physical Monday night, with Predators defenseman P.K. Subban delivering a punch to the head of Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon that didn’t draw a penalty but did draw the ire of the Avalanche.

Rookie defenseman Samuel Girard, who has missed two games with an upper-body injury, skated in the optional practice on Tuesday and looks close to returning.

He’s still day to day, Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Tuesday. We’ll see how he is (Wednesday) morning and make some decisions from there. It’s a possibility.

The Avalanche could use everyone in what’s expected to be an intense charge by Nashville. Colorado has scored first in all three games but Monday was the first time in the series it built on the first goal and took control.

However, through three playoff games, they have barely broken a sweat.

The Sharks look to complete a four-game sweep of the Anaheim Ducks in their first-round Western Conference series on Wednesday night at SAP Center in San Jose.

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One night it’s (Logan) Couture’s line. One night it’s (Joe) Pavelski’s line. One night it’s somebody else, DeBoer said. I think our group has played well the entire three games, just different lines have stuck pucks in the net at different times.

Couture and Pavelski are tied for the team lead with five points apiece, while Evander Kane has a club-best three goals. Seven Sharks each have a minimum of three points in the series.

Report: Deondre Francois said marijuana belonged to girlfriend

Tallahassee police conducted surveillance on Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois for two months, operating on a tip that he was selling marijuana, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

A raid of the player’s apartment on Thursday yielded less than an ounce of marijuana. Francois, who is recuperating from a torn patellar tendon in his left knee, was not arrested. He was cited with misdemeanor possession and given the chance to enter a pre-trial diversion program and pay a fine.

The police department said it found in the garbage and in Francois’ apartment some plastic bags with cannabis residue, innards of blunt cigars, a grinder, an instant drug test cup and three vials of pain medication.

Francois must do community service and avoid any criminal activity for a designated time as part of the diversion program.

“He’s got to be smart about who he’s around and what he’s around, and make good decisions,” Taggart said. “I advise him to just make sure he’s around his teammates all the time.”

Spencer Long, the former Redskins starting center signed by the Jets on March 22, figures to sit atop the depth chart at center, as long as he is healthy. Long, 27, suffered a torn quadriceps late last season and likely will not be able to do much in the spring. He said recently he is targeting a full return in training camp this summer.

Wesley Johnson struggled in 2017 as the replacement at center for Nick Mangold. The Jets did not pursue Johnson in free agency and he signed last week with the Lions.

Hodges, 22, has never appeared in an NFL game. He was waived/injured by the Vikings in early September and spent six weeks on the Panthers’ practice squad. He caught 133 passes at Virginia Tech.

“I know what it was like to be the guy that didn’t play every day,” Kapler said. “I know what it was like to be pinch-hit for because the matchup was better for somebody else. I know what it’s like to be double-switched for. I have such a strong connection to the human side of this game — more than probably anything else.

“I have this core group of teammates that I played with for various teams, like Evan Longoria with the Rays at the end of my career. And in Boston, I had my guys like [Jason] Varitek, Pedro [Martinez] and Trot [Nixon] and that crew. I think if you asked them about me, they’d describe the baseball guy, which is who I am at my core. It’s really interesting to me that this doesn’t get seen as much.”jets_062

Johnny Cueto comes off Giants’ DL to start against Diamondbacks

San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has been activated from the 10-day disabled list.
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Cueto was activated so he could start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday Mark Recchi Youth jersey night.

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They hit some good pitches, Mahle said following his last outing, a 5-3 Cincinnati loss to the Cardinals. I also made some bad pitches that they hit. It was a mixture of both.

After a day off Monday, the Japanese star will pitch Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox when the Angels will open a six-game homestand in Anaheim.

It was 31 degrees with an 18 mph wind, making it feel like 20 degrees on Sunday.

Just the simple fact that I was going to be pitching in cold weather, that was a little worrisome for me, Ohtani said through an interpreter.
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Also, I was worried my fingertips might lose the feel for the ball. That was one of the things I was worried (about).

The game will be made up on June 25 in Kansas City.

The Royals, Major League Baseball, talked to both parties just to kind of get an understanding of everything that was happening and where we were, and I think they made the right decision, just functionality, in every respect. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

I saw snow flurries out there again. Wind chill of 18 degrees. We’ve all played in cold weather. But at some point it crosses a line and I think today definitely crossed a line.

Ohtani said he has had games postponed in Japan.

Titans extended G.M. Jon Robinson’s contract

The Titans changed directions on coaches at the last minute, but they’re keeping the new one in line with the General Manager.
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Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk told PaulKuharsky.com that she extended G.M. Jon Robinson’s contract earlier this offseaso, stretching him through the 2022 season.

Robinson’s initial deal ran through the 2019 draft, but upon hiring coach Mike Vrabel and signing him to a five-year deal Doug Williams Authentic Jersey she put Vrabel’s partner on the same timetable.

I’ve put them on schedule, she said with a laugh.

If the Giants decide to play hardball with Beckham, he’d surely report to work eventually: He can’t become a free agent without finishing the final year of his contract.

But just how long would Beckham be willing to hold out in order to get a new contract? Would he extend it all the way into the start of the regular season?

The Giants apparently don’t think he’s going to do that, or even going to hold out of voluntary offseason work. Shurmur is expecting Beckham to get to work just as soon as everyone else on the Giants roster.

They were basically legislating on the fly during the Super Bowl, Paolantoio said on NFL Live, via a transcript from NESN.

Chris Mortensen agreed with Paolantonio, saying, I will still maintain, as I said [Monday], that we saw this rule in action during the Super Bowl when the Eagles played the Patriots.

The Eagles benefited from both rulings, with replay upholding the touchdowns. Ertz’s 11-yard score came with 2:21 left.

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Commissioner will still call names on first night of the draft

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Per the league office, Roger Goodell will continue to stride to and from the podium, calling out the names of each of the players taken in the first round of the draft on Thursday night, April 26 in Arlington, Texas. He’ll adhere to the ritual despite concerns among some within the league’s power structure that it’s not good for The Shield when Goodell feels like he should be hiding behind one in such a public setting.

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And the Rams are winning, decisively for now. As one league source explained it on Jermon Bushrod Womens Jersey Tuesday night, the Rams realize they need star power to attract crowds. By building a solid nucleus of young talent from 2013 through 2017 (Aaron Donald, Lamarcus Joyner, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Cooper Kupp), the Rams have now shifted to veteran mode, adding players with sizzle who will help sell suites, premium seats, and PSLs at a $5 billion stadium in Inglewood.

Even though the stadium won’t open for two more years, the effort to get financial commitments is ongoing, and the Rams surely are in better position than the Chargers to fill the place up. If you were choosing right now whether to commit to purchasing the ability to purchase season tickets, year-in and year-out, for one of the two L.A. teams, which one would it be? And would you even have to think about it?

The Chargers, meanwhile, have yet to embrace the concept of paying/trading for stars, opting for the more conventional means of constructing an NFL roster. And, in turn, relying on winning as the means to lure fans to the new stadium.

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