Jerry Jones trusts Ezekiel Elliott as much as he trusts himself

After making headlines much of his first two seasons after the Cowboys made him a first-round pick, Ezekiel Elliott mostly has laid low since his six-game suspension.

He did show up in photos on TMZ, along with quarterback Dak Prescott, during a fishing trip to the Keys when the two purchased, um, provocative water guns that Elliott wore to a nightclub. But that was Zeke being Zeke, having a little, innocent fun.

A jovial radio conversation with Sean Diddy Combs and his son quickly turned serious when the hip-hop icon was asked about the NFL’s new national anthem policy.

It’s a topic that’s close to home after Diddy was in the running for assuming ownership of the Panthers, which ultimately went to winning bidder and hedge fund manager David Tepper for roughly $2.2 billion. Diddy, though an NFL fan, said he has no plans to repeat the process with another team after the league announced a rule change in which players would be fined if they did not stand for the national anthem this season. They also have the option of staying in the locker room during the song.

Smelter played both baseball and football at Georgia Tech, totaling 1,060 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 56 receptions.

The Jaguars have 90 players on their roster.

Less than a year after Rapone’s images drew a firestorm of vitriol and even death threats, the second lieutenant who became known as the commie cadet is officially out of the US Army with an other-than-honorable discharge.

Top brass at Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division accepted Rapone’s resignation Monday after an earlier reprimand for conduct unbecoming of an officer. Rapone said an investigation found he went online to advocate for a socialist revolution and disparage high-ranking officers and US officials. Officially, the Army said in a statement only that it conducted a full investigation and appropriate action was taken.

An unrepentant Rapone summed up the fallout in yet another tweet Monday that showed him extending a middle finger at a sign at the entrance to Fort Drum, accompanied by the words, One final salute.

Which Devils prospects will impact NHL in 2018-19?

As checkered playoff histories go, the Washington Capitals haven’t been around nearly as long as some NHL teams. The track is still long and sad.

There was Pat Lafontaine of the Islanders beating them in the four-overtime Easter Epic back in 1987. Esa Tikkanen missing a wide-open net in the Stanley Cup Final loss to Detroit in 1998. Heck, losing nine of 11 postseason meetings against the Pittsburgh Penguins alone is filled to the brim with gut-wrenching letdowns.

My husband and I had developed a habit of when we lost, we would go to eat frozen custard to help us deal with the loss, Irene Pollin recalled.

There were a lot of chances for custard: Teams leading 3-1 in a best-of-seven series have won 91 percent of the time (276-28). Of those 28, the Capitals have blown such a lead five times — the most of any team.

While we’ve seen quarterbacks overcompensate to injuries by changing their arm mechanics, Wentz having familiar heat on his throws suggests a solid leg base from which he’s tossing.

The arm is alive, Ertz said, I’ll tell you that much.

By all accounts from organized team activities, Wentz is on a positive track to possibly return for Week 1. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday that Wentz is running at just over 90 percent at this stage.

Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard earned first-team All-Pro honors by leading the NFL with eight interceptions during a breakout sophomore season. PFF graded him as the 46th-best player in the league, while PFR determined that he was the most valuable player on Tennessee’s roster.

So yeah, the 24-year-old had a nice year. And that nice year cost the team only $842,831. 

The best part if you’re a Titans fan? The team owes Byard just $2.1 million over the course of the next two seasons. 

Over the course of the last three years, Jamison Crowder of the Washington Redskins has become one of the top slot receivers in the NFL. The 24-year-old has caught at least 64 percent of the passes thrown his way for 600-plus yards every year while also playing a big role as a return man.

Tebow started the last three games of his rookie season but was used often in the Broncos’ wildcat package.

Of course the highest-paid rookie in NFL history started immediately. His beating out A.J. Feeley for the starting job wasn’t much of a surprise.

Bradford was on track for success after being handed the keys to one of the worst teams in franchise history (1-15 in 2009) and holding his own. During one stretch, he set a record for most passes without an interception for a rookie. The Rams, though, never improved as a franchise, and Bradford was plagued by injuries.

The Titans were patient with Locker in Year 1, letting the rookie sit and learn behind Matt Hasselbeck. Locker was then given the chance to compete and took the job from Hasselbeck in Year 2.

The Eagles intended to let Wentz sit behind incumbent QB Sam Bradford… until Philadelphia traded Bradford to Minnesota less than two weeks before Week 1. Wentz was officially named starter a couple days after the Bradford deal.

Wentz regressed to the mean after such a hot start as a rookie — he didn’t throw a pick until Week 4 — but the Eagles felt confident they had found their next franchise passer, and they were right. Wentz in 2017 bloomed into a league MVP candidate before a knee injury cut his season short. Philly of course went on to win the Super Bowl without him in the lineup.

Paxton Lynch (sat):

Lynch has started just four games for the Broncos in the two years since he was drafted in the first round in 2016. That said, he technically hasn’t played enough for adequate judgment on this list. But considering the fact that the Broncos brought in Keenum to start in 2018, it’s safe to place a failure stamp on Lynch.

Chris Long’s hockey jokes get the goat of hockey fans

Chris Long is many things. Troll is now one of them.

The Eagles defensive lineman recently had some fun on Twitter, with a stream of messages pretending to criticize and demean hockey. In multiple tweets, he acknowledged that plenty of hockey fans may not get the joke.

Which means that maybe Long should have simply relegated his jokes to a burner account.

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“He works out like he’s a first-year, second-year guy,” Drake said. “Comes in with that same attitude. I feel like if I could have just half the success that he’s had, that would be a win in my book. Because he’s definitely the epitome of longevity in this league.”

Gore needs just 76 yards this season to pass Curtis Martin for fourth on the league’s all-time rushing list. And while the 35-year-old has shown he can still be productive, he’ll also have a role helping Drake develop.

It seemed that Drake was on the right path last year. Over the last five weeks of the season, no back in the league had more rushing yards (444) than Drake, though even he noted that players such as Todd Gurley and Kareem Hunt took their foot off the gas late in the year. But it was still an encouraging finish, and helped validate the Dolphins’ decision to trade Jay Ajayi.

“I’ve learned that you definitely can’t take any week for granted,” Drake said. “It’s a one-game season every week. On any given Sunday. You have to be where your feet are. From waking up one morning and you realize you just traded your starting running back [Jay Ajayi] and now you’re going to get a lot more carries. To the next person in front of you [Damien Williams] is injured for the rest of the season. And so now you definitely have to have a lot more of the bulk.

Betting based on draft picks shows risk of state-run gambling

If/when (when) the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the challenge to the federal law that prohibits the expansion of sports wagering and if/when (more likely when than if), the Supreme Court opens the door to all states choosing to add betting to current systems of lotteries, scratch-off tickets, poker machines, etc., there’s a Baseball Jerseys For Sale presumption that the states will always win, because the house always wins.

Anyone who was paying any attention to the dynamics surrounding the draft would have felt very confident that Barkley was going before Rosen. Which made it a very good bet. Which means the odds should have reflected that.

The situation also demonstrates the breadth of the types of bets that will be taken if/when (more likely when than if) the floodgates open on sports betting. Far more than simply action on wins and losses or overs and unders, sports wagering will involve betting on a wide range of propositions related to specific games but also to events surrounding the games, like the order in which players will be drafted.

The interest in Griffin isn’t surprising. As a one-handed football player, Griffin will inspire football fans everywhere for his ability to overcome extreme adversity and make it to the NFL.

His jersey undoubtedly will become a top seller, and his situation will attract plenty of casual fans who typically only watch the Super Bowl to plenty of other games.

Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee: He’s the second corner Carolina has taken on Day 2, an indicator of GM Marty Hurney’s assessment of his secondary in a division where the quarterbacks are deadly.

Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma: Baltimore doubles down on tight Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal end options after taking Hayden Hurst in Round 1. Andrews is widely compared with Jason Witten, and should be a nice option in the seams for Joe Flacco… or Lamar Jackson. Andrews snagged 62 passes for 958 yards in 2017.

How much longer will the Ravens keep Joe Flacco?

Regardless of whether quarterback Lamar Jackson becomes the steal of round one by developing into the kind of player at the NFL level that he was at Louisville, the willingness of the Ravens to trade up to take a rookie quarterback means that they are getting toward the end of the line with the quarterback they traded down then up to get in 2007.

So how much longer will Joe Flacco be in Baltimore?

Yes, he’s the quarterback for now (just like Alex Smith was a year ago in Kansas City), but Flacco’s cap hit will be $26.5 million in 2019, and the cap charge for trading or cutting him will be $16 million.

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Ernsberger also worked out for the Lions in Allen Park, along with the Steelers and Buccaneers. He plans to watch the draft with his family at Old Burdick’s restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo. He feels he could be a Day 3 pick, possibly fifth, sixth or seventh round or priority free agent if he isn’t drafted.

I feel my physicality is my strength, blocking and running with the ball after a catch, the 6-3, 255-pound Ernsberger said. It was amazing to be a part of the combine. I watched it on TV growing up and then just to be the one out there is a way different feeling. There was a lot of stress throughout that week, but it’s all worth it when it comes to the end.

At points during the three-month draft process, Pettis was sidelined with an ankle injury, but fully recovered in time to hold a private pro day earlier this month. The wideout told NFL.com that he visited with seven teams, one of which happened to be the Niners.

In Santa Clara, Pettis joins a green receiving corps, with Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin starting on the outside. Aldrick Robinson, Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor make up the rest of the WR room.

Pettis told NFL.com he’d feel comfortable playing anywhere on the formation, including the slot where he could start this season.

Chubb has largely tried to block out all of the speculation, and has for weeks, even when the Giants suddenly had a need for him after trading Jason Pierre-Paul last month. Chubb says he’s been trying to watch cartoons instead of draft coverage and resists clicking on the mock drafts his friends and family send to him.

I’m just going to get too worked up. If that (scenario) doesn’t happen, I’d be like,’Oh I had it all planned out,’ Chubb said. I try to stay mellow.

Rosen, too, found a different outlet to occupy his attention. He Cheap Euro Jerseys loaded seven seasons of Game of Thrones onto his iPad for binge watching in the evening after a day of workouts or to watch during his cross-country flights as he visited teams. He’s now Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys all caught up on the HBO fantasy series.

Davenport is raw, but has an unteachable frame paired with elite athleticism, drawing comparisons to Ansah.

The overall numbers in 2017 weren’t bad for Cutler, who had 2,666 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and a 62 percent completion rate, but Miami ranked 28th in the NFL with 17.6 Cheap Baseball Jerseys points per game.

Last season was a good summary of Cutler’s career with the Broncos, Bears and Dolphins. The stat line looks adequate in spots, but it never came together for him the way anyone hoped based on where he was drafted.

While Cutler may not have lived up to his potential as the 11th overall pick, he had a long career and made the Pro Bowl in 2008. That’s better than a lot of players drafted in the first round can say.

After Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill underwent season-ending ACL surgery in August, Cutler signed with the team. Head coach Adam Gase was his offensive coordinator in 2015 with the Chicago Bears.

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Thoughts: There’s a belief it will take one, maybe two full seasons for Davenport to get fully comfortable in the complex, multiple front Detroit’s installing this offseason, but his ceiling, as an all-around defender, is higher than than Landry’s.

Thoughts: A third Gator defender in two years? Sure, why not? Byran, like Davenport, is in need of some serious refinement to his technique, but there’s Pro Bowl potential here. The athleticism is off the charts for an interior rusher, and his explosive first step could give Detroit an interior pocket disruptor it lacks.

Thoughts: A personal favorite in this draft class, Hernandez Cheap Cycling Jerseys is a behemoth who probably will play between 330 and 340 pounds. Strong as he is big, Hernandez would give the Lions a powerhouse at left guard to complete its overhaul of the offensive line. And while he might not be ideal for zone concepts, which often require interior linemen to get in space, Hernandez could significantly improve Detroit’s power-running game.

What Americans think about legalizing sports betting as Jersey waits for it

With New Jersey possibly on the verge of winning its years-long court case on the matter, a majority of Americans support legalizing sports betting — even though they believe it could hurt the sports they’re betting on.

The survey also found 62 percent believe sports betting should be controlled by individual states, while 27 percent say the federal government should oversee it.

NFL Draft 2018: Eagles’ Dallas Goedert scouting report | Tight end will be’darling of fans’

It will help that Goedert will have a built-in relationship with his quarterback already, and that goes beyond emoji-filled text messages.

Wentz’s last two years at NDSU (2014-15) coincided with Goedert’s first two at rival SDSU, two universities separated by just about 200 miles.

Wentz had the upper-hand in both match-ups — his Bison won 37-17 when Goedert was a freshman in 2014, and 28-7 the following year.

It was big, Goedert said of the rivalry. it’s definitely our biggest rivalry… we never beat Carson but we were able to win the last two regular season games and those were really big games for us, we had a lot of fun playing in them.

It became a working relationship once they started sharing an agent, Ryan Tollner of Rep 1 sports. When Goedert visited the Eagles facility during the pre-draft process, Wentz pulled him aside for friendly conversation.

With Kamara off to the NFL, Kelly set new career highs with 778 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2017 and was the only player from a Power 5 program to lead his team in rushing yards and receptions. He chose to join a deep class of mid-round running backs in the 2018 NFL Draft rather than go through a coaching change entering his senior season. ANALYSIS Kelly’s final grade will be left to the eye of the beholder. He is undersized, but as an aggressive runner with a low center of gravity he makes strong, decisive cuts and keeps his legs moving upon contact.

However, he also lacks great vision or a separating Basketball Jerseys Custom gear, and left question marks about his true speed after not running the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine; reports vary widely about his times at UT’s pro day. Team interviews will also play a major factor with some concerns about his off-field decision-making. Kelly isn’t an elite athlete, but he is a talented enigma as a one-year starter who got as much production as could be expected playing in a Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys struggling offense in 2017.

Robby Anderson’s trial now set to take place during Jets’ training camp

Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested in Florida twice in the last year, and he may have to be back in Florida during the Jets’ training camp to answer for one of those arrests.

Anderson’s trial on a felony charge of resisting arrest had been scheduled for tomorrow in Miami, but ESPN reports that the new date is August 6.

That could take Anderson out of camp while the trial is going on, which would surely make the Jets even more unhappy with their talented young receiver than they initially were when he was arrested in May for an incident at a Miami concert. He was later arrested in January in Sunrise, Florida, and accused of fleeing from police and then making threats to the officer who arrested him.

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San Francisco has a female coach on its staff in offensive assistant Katie Sowers, and her presence on the coaching staff may be why the 49ers were the team that wanted to make sure female staff members have the accommodations they need.

Sowers was the second female coach hired on an NFL staff; the first was Kathryn Smith of the Bills, and there are also women working in roles like trainers and medical staff members. The NFL also has a female on-field official in Sarah Thomas and a female replay official in Terri Valenti.

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Buccaneers have no comment about video of Vernon Hargreaves smoking

Earlier this month, a video surfaced of Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham lounging with what looked like a blunt while a woman cut white powder into lines nearby and kicked off a discussion about his future with the team.

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The Falcons have seen free agent defensive linemen Adrian Clayborn and Dontari Poe leave for other teams since free agency opened.

The Raiders announced they have signed unrestricted free agent Breno Giacomini.

Giacomini, 32, has spent time with the Packers, Seahawks, Jets and Texans. The offensive lineman has appeared in 94 career games with 86 starts, including 53 starts the past four seasons.

The Packers made Giacomini a fifth-round pick in 2008.

He started 33 games at right tackle in three seasons with the Seahawks, helping the team win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Giacomini spent last season in Houston, making 16 games at right tackle.

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