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Yes, it’s been a little while since a new episode of PFT PM was posted. On Friday, that changed.
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Womens Blake Martinez Jersey It changed in large part because I had a chance to interview former Florida State defensive back Derwin James, one of the top defensive players in the draft.
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Friday’s show also took a closer look at the news of the day, headlined by the decision of the Cowboys to cut receiver Dez Bryant. Did they wait too long to do it? What will he do next? Why didn’t they offer a pay cut? That and more (I think; it’s been a few hours since we taped the thing) will be answered if you listen to the podcast.

Murray was solid again, and stoned Travis Konency on a breakaway out of the penalty box in the second that had the second-year center slam his stick on the ice in anger.

They had their chances, at times, Murray said. But we got the job done.

Couturier was named a Selke Trophy finalist as the league’s best defensive forward. … 2018 Olympic hockey gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando hosted a clinic and helped donate equipment on Wayne Gretzky Youth jersey behalf of a volunteer effort at the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Snider was the Flyers founder and chairman until his death in 2016. … Crosby scored on all three goalies the Flyers have used in the series. … The Flyers are 2 for 17 on the power play in the series.

In the past three seasons, he has played 45 games with five starts. He has 56 career receptions for 698 yards and three touchdowns.

Last season, Fowler caught 29 passes for 350 yards and three scores. He played 575 offensive snaps and 227 special teams snaps.

Bryant, who had a $12.5 million base salary and a $16.5 million cap number for 2018, was told Friday the Cowboys no longer wanted him. He blames some teammates for working against him, though he would not name names.

I’ll say this right here: I believe that Garrett’s guys [worked against him]. I would say that, Bryant said. I believe that. I truly believe that. I won’t put no names out, but they know, and I want them to know on this air I know. I’ll shoot them a text message and let them know. Little do they know is they can wear that ‘C’ [for captain] all they want to, but in that locker room, they know who they run and they talk to. They know who they communicate with. Everybody know where the real love is at, and I’m not throwing anybody under the bus, but that’s the difference between me and them.

Dan Patrick Jersey will not be back as the lead host on NBC’s primetime pregame show, Football Night in America.

Patrick told The Post he recently made the decision. He said that NBC offered him a new, five-year-deal in December, but, at 61, he said he did not want to make a commitment.
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I didn’t want to do it and not love doing it, Patrick said.

Sources have told The Post that NBC has been reluctant to help another network that is competing against its own entertainment division on Thursday. Manning has yet to make a decision, as sources said two soft deadlines have passed.

Colorado went ahead in the first when Gerardo Parra drew a one-out walk, took third on Charlie Blackmon’s single and scored when Carlos Gonzalez grounded into a forceout. Blackmon has eight RBI in his last four games.

Rookie Ryan McMahon, who entered hitting.074, singled in a run in the fourth to make it 2-0.

It definitely felt good, McMahon said. I’ve had bad stretches before in the minor leagues, but this is the big leagues and it’s not as easy as some guys make it look.

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It’s what Deep Throat urged Woodward and Bernstein during Watergate, and it holds true between now and next month’s NFL draft during Beckhamgate.

Odell Beckham’s otherworldly talent and work ethic and obsession with being legendary trump the headaches he has given Mara, and more recently new GM Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur, even though Beckham World has clearly become more than a tempest in a teapot for the Giants.
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In fact, he is exactly the kind of generational player whom Gettleman is targeting in the draft.

Beckhamgate now is about whether Beckham will be intransigent and hold firm to a sky-high demand that the Giants would be unwilling to meet and the prospect of a protracted holdout that would accompany any disruptive impasse.

Mara saying he wants Beckham to remain a Giant means Mara wants Beckham to remain a Giant as long as he is willing to accept a fiscally responsible deal. Mara has notably backed off saying he wants Beckham to be a Giant For Life.

Authorities say former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith is back in a California jail after violating a condition of his bail.

Online records show the 28-year-old Smith is being held Sunday in San Francisco County Jail on $500,000 bond. A message seeking comment from his attorney, Joshua Bentley, was not immediately returned.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nancy Crowley tells the San Francisco Chronicle that Smith was booked Friday for violating a condition of his electronic monitoring while on bail. It’s his third arrest in two months.

Hidden behind the roller-coaster start that Giancarlo Stanton has had is an exceptional stretch by Aaron Judge. After a slow start, Judge has rattled off an 11-game hit streak, pushing his batting average over .340. New York sits in third place in the AL East after dropping five of its past seven games against division foes. The Yankees had a .579 win percentage against the AL East in 2017, its best intra-division record since 2009 (.625). — McCarthy

The Cubs had a much-hyped starting rotation coming into the season, but the first two weeks of the season were forgetful for the starting five. The Cubs’ rotation ranks 27th in ERA, last in WHIP and 29th in walks per nine innings. The failings have been a group effort, as Kyle Hendricks is the only starter on the team with an ERA under 4.00 through the first three turns in the rotation. — Ken Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Mayfield, the prolific passer from Oklahoma, is not very likely to find his way to the Giants, as the expectation (at least here) is that they will bypass a quarterback in the first round to take an immediate impact-making player at another position. The Giants are doing their due diligence on all the top-level prospects and will bring every one of them in for visits. They played host last week to defensive end Bradley Chubb and will also bring into the building Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen, the other top-rated quarterbacks.

After eating dinner Sunday night with members of the coaching staff, Barkley and Mayfield will spend most of the day Monday at the Giants’ facility, meeting with coaches and front-office personnel. Later in the day, Mayfield will make the short ride from East Rutherford, N.J, to Florham Park to meet with the Jets.
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Browns re-sign wide receiver Josh Gordon Jersey on exclusive rights free-agent tender

Josh Gordon will be with the Cleveland Browns for at least another season. The Browns announced on Monday that they re-signed four players, one of whom is Gordon.聽
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Six of the helmet models are banned immediately, while four others — including the one used by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — can still be used by players who wore them last year. However, they cannot be worn by new players.

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Dez Bryant Jersey Reportedly Cut by Cowboys in Meeting with Jerry Jones

The Dallas Cowboys聽reportedly released wide receiver Dez Bryant on Friday.
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer reported Friday that the Cowboys planned to part ways with Bryant barring a change of heart following a meeting between the wideout and team owner Jerry Jones. NFL Network’s聽Ian Rapoport later reported Bryant Authentic Matt Prater Jersey had been released and noted the meeting was short.

Jon Machota of the聽Dallas Morning News passed along video of Bryant leaving the facility:

Bryant took to Twitter to comment on his release:

Per Spotrac, Bryant was set to have a cap hit of $16.5 million for each of the next two seasons.

Even while Jones acknowledged he wanted Bryant to remain with the team, he also said he needed to have a conversation with the receiver about his contract, per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram.

It seems the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement, so the three-time Pro Bowler will enter free agency.
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There should be a sizable market for Bryant, who, even with his recent struggles, is still a game-changing player in the red zone. A short-term contract to rebuild his reputation could certainly be possible.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys might need to take a receiver early in the draft so they won’t have to rely upon Hurns and Cole Beasley as the top options in the passing game.聽 聽

This long touchdown carry against the Huskies further demonstrates Barkley’s ability to get on a track and simply outrun anybody in his vicinity. If you’re a step or more away from him, you’re probably out of luck.

Barkley gained 137 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns on 18 carries against the Huskies鈥攊t was one of the most impressive performances of his collegiate career against a top-flight defense. Against Ohio State’s excellent defense earlier in the season, Barkley found it to be tough sledding, as most backs do鈥攈e rushed 21 times for 44 yards and a touchdown, but as the Buckeyes consistently plugged things up inside and dealt with Barkley’s outside speed, it was hard for him to do much.

The lone exception on the ground was this 36-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter鈥攁gain, watch how Barkley combines acceleration and patience to explode into a scoring position when he has a pathway in front of him.

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Among the many 2014 first-round picks who have earned but not received long-term contracts is Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack. The fifth overall pick four Aprils ago, 2016 Womens Tyler Myers Jersey NFL defensive player of the year still hasn’t gotten the financial reward that the rookie wage scale kept from him.
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Mack may now be doing something about it.
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Right from the start it’s been a fun season, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said. It’s fun to be a part of this team and this organization through it all. I’m really proud of the way this team has done throughout the season. Playoffs are fun, intense, exciting. I’m looking forward to getting it going.

Golden Knights veteran James Neal was impressed at how quickly the team gelled after being thrown together at the expansion draft.

What impressed me most about our group is the consistency we played with, the way we rolled four lines, we counted on each player and needed each guy every night and every guy brought their game, he said.

It’s a very big project but it’s a lot of fun. It’s fun to get in there with the offensive staff and figure out how we can do things differently than we’ve done in the past. I think you have to be willing to change in this league relative to the talent you have, O’Brien said. Deshaun has a unique skill set at the position and we’re looking at his skill set as well as Hopkins, Will Fuller, Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman, Ryan Griffin some of the other guys we have on offense and really trying to put it all together.
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The most important priority will be keeping Watson healthy after he suffered a season-ending knee injury last year.

Deshaun has a style of play that allows himself to stay out of trouble most of the time. He knows when to slide, he knows when to duck out of bounds, he’s got a good instinct for the game, O’Brien said. The other thing we’ve tried to do is improve the offensive line and that’s something we’re going to continue to try to do. We have to do a better job of protection. We have to coach it better, we have to play better. I think that’s going to help him.

Colts tight end Erik Swoope signs his exclusive rights tender

Tight end Erik Swoope signed his exclusive rights tender Monday, the Colts announced.

Swoope, 25, signed with the Colts in 2014, having never played organized football. He played basketball at the University of Miami.

He spent his first two seasons on the practice squad before making his NFL debut in the 2015 regular-season finale. He served as the Colts’ third tight end in 2016.

“I can’t remember what prompted it, honestly, but [Jamie] threatened me. He threatened to kill me,” Lisa says. Jamie was always remorseful, she says, always sincerely apologetic after lashing out. Still, she says, she took the threat seriously enough to remove the knife set from the kitchen counter and lock her bedroom door at night.

More often than not, though, Jamie was a functioning addict, according to friends and family members. Frequently on the dean’s list, he graduated from Michigan State in May 2015 with a 3.5 GPA.

“I think any player that misses camp — in his case it’s not a holdout if he hasn’t signed [the franchise tender],” Colbert said. “He’s not required to be there. . . . I think it does affect that player but I think it affects his teammates as well because they don’t get to work together. He had a productive year without coming to camp last year. Were we as good as we could’ve been especially early? Probably not. Hopefully, again, we can get something done long-term. He plugs in, there’s no distractions, and we go all try to win a Super Bowl.”

It would be Super Bowl win number seven for the Steelers, who definitely would be in much better position to achieve that goal if they have Bell all in for all of the 2018 offseason, training camp, and preseason.

“Jamie came in, and immediately he knew where he wanted to be in life, and it wasn’t as an addict,” says Chris Ege, a manager at Sober Living in Delray. “He was working. He was going to meetings. He had the sponsor that was top of the line. He was doing everything right.”
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Eagles placing ‘high price tag’ on QB Nick Foles Jersey

Any team seriously considering acquiring NIck Foles will have to pay a hefty price.
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During the NFL Annual Meetings on Monday, Eagles executive Howie Roseman said the team has every intention of keeping the quarterback in Philadelphia without a reasonable trade offer.

We know what we have. And that allows us the ability to feel very good about the most important position in sports, Roseman said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. For us to get rid of something like that, that’s going to be a high price tag.

Zetterberg’s pass in front to Abdelkader banked into the net off Abdelkader’s right skate to give the Wings a 2-1 advantage with 8:02 left in the second.

Larkin made it 3-1 at the 4:10 mark of the third period, chipping a loose puck over Greiss as the goaltender was reaching out with his stick to poke it away to safety.

Zetterberg played in all 82 of Detroit’s games for the third straight season. … Red Wings C Luke Glendening returned after missing one game with an upper body injury. … Detroit placed Coreau on waivers Saturday. If he clears, he will be assigned to AHL Grand Rapids for the Calder Cup playoffs. … Abdelkader’s goal was his 100th in the NHL. … The Red Wings and Islanders combined for 29 goals in three games this season. . Barzal leads all NHL rookies with 27 power-play points.

During his introductory press conference in Tennessee, Butler said he may not have been 100 percent focused after dealing with the flu ahead of the championship game. When asked if that was the reason for the benching, Belichick stayed tight-lipped.

I have a lot of respect for Malcolm, Belichick told reporters, via the Providence Journal. From the day he got here in rookie minicamp four years ago, he’s always competed as hard as he could. He always has been a great competitor on the field and I totally respect that.
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Youth Enrique Hernandez Jersey I’m not going to get into last year. I’m not going to get into next year or some other year. I talked to Malcolm. I wished him well in Tennessee. Obviously, [Titans coach] Mike [Vrabel] and [GM] Jon [Robinson] are great people that I have a lot of respect for in that organization and I have a lot of respect Ferguson Jenkins Womens Jersey for Malcolm. We wish him well.

Butler, who agreed to a five-year contract worth $61 million with the Titans earlier this month, was listed on the Patriots’ injury report with an illness the week before the Super Bowl and arrived in Minnesota one day after the team.

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The postgame crowd around Hanley Ramirez’s locker impressed even his kids.
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Papi, you’re famous! one of the boys said.

Ramirez earned the attention by coming through with a big hit against his former team for the second night in a row. He lined a two-run double with two out in the 13th inning, and another night of stingy pitching helped the Boston Red Sox extend their winning streak to five games by beating Miami 4-2 Tuesday.
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It was very fun, the Dominican said. I had my kids watching me play, and my family. That’s good. It brings a lot of good memories.

Red Sox ace Chris Sale gave up only one run, and it was tainted, but he needed 93 pitches to get through five innings. Boston starters have allowed less than two runs in each of their six games, the longest such streak in the majors to begin a season, according to Elias.

Sale has an ERA of 0.82 but remains the only Boston starter without a win.

I guess I’m on the island all by myself, he said with a smile. Hopefully we’ll get over that hump next time out.

Leone (0-1) retired the first two batters, but then lost Yelich on a 2-2 pitch before Braun whacked the next one for his fourth career game-ending homer.

As a player and a competitor, those are the moments that we live for, Braun said. You hope to be given an opportunity to do something to impact the game there in the ninth inning.

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I was lucky I didn’t get thrown out in the eighth, Braun said. I wasn’t too excited about that strike call. So, luckily I didn’t say too much and I was able to stay in the game and have an opportunity to come through.

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All systems are go for David Johnson.
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The Arizona Cardinals’ star running back said Thursday that his left wrist, which he fractured in Week 1 last season, is 100 percent and all back together. That will allow Johnson to be full speed for OTAs and minicamp later this offseason.

I got cleared so, I’m good to go, Johnson said.

Machado came up a shortstop but has played mostly third base in his six big-league seasons.

The 26-year-old is expected to head a star-studded free agency class that should include Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw this offseason.

But would the Yankees want Machado to play shortstop in the Bronx Gregorius, 28, will be a free agent after next season. He’s widely considered one of the best defenders at the position in the game and his Tyler Ennis Jersey bat has grown into a power threat. He’s also clearly woven into the fabric of the Yankees’ clubhouse.

Or could they convince Machado to move back to third base Alex Rodriguez聽moved to third in deference to Derek Jeter in 2004.

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The 2018 class isn’t completely void of elite athleticism, but it has far fewer than most years. Penn State’s Mike Gesicki posted one of the highest scores at the position of all time, notching a 9.97 at the combine, putting him right between Jordan Cameron (9.99) and Vernon Davis (9.96). The next name on that all-time list The former Seahawk and recently signed Lion, Luke Willson (9.94).