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Rams coach Jeff Fisher said former NFL and?University of Cincinnati?running back Isaiah Peads playing career is over as a result of the injuries he sustained in a car crash in Columbus, Ohio. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Ziggy-Ansah-Draft-Jersey/ .Pead was critically injured in a single-car accident on Saturday, when he drove off the side of Interstate 670 in Columbus. Sheriffs officers told NBC4 that Pead lost control of his vehicle at approximately 2:32 a.m. Saturday morning.Pead was ejected from the vehicle, while a passenger, Wesley Richardson, 27, was in stable condition, according to the crash report. Police said drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.Our organizations hearts and prayers go out to the Isaiah Pead family, Fisher said of Pead, who spent his four years in the NFL with the Rams from 2012 to 2015 and the?Dolphins?this season. I spoke with his mom [on Saturday]. Hes struggling, and hes going to have a tough road. Were hoping that hell come through this, but his career is over, and he was an outstanding young man while we had him.A Columbus native, Pead was a second-round draft pick of the Rams in 2012, after starring at Cincinnati.Its hard on him and his family, because hes going to have a tough life in front of him, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday, as quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Our prayers go out to him. Tough situation to a great kid, and a great Bearcat.Tuberville said Cincinnati football trainer Bob Mangine visited Pead in the hospital on Tuesday and added that the school had sent Pead a Bearcats jersey.[Pead] still works out here quite a bit, Tuberville said. Ive gotten to know him real well. Just a great person. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Tracy-Walker-Draft-Jersey/ . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Calvin-Johnson-Draft-Jersey/ . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Tj-Jones-Draft-Jersey/ . Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion advanced Toronto to the AL Division Series in the Blue Jays familiar manner -- with a big home run.Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez , and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday nights AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against old foe Texas.It was a very special moment and a very special opportunity, Encarnacion said through a translator.Jose Bautista also homered for the Blue Jays , who open the Division Series on Tuesday at Texas. Encarnacions homer brought back memories of the tiebreaking, three-run shot that Bautista hit in the seventh inning of Game 5 of last years AL Division Series win over the Rangers, a shot punctuated by a memorable bat flip.And the Blue Jays won their last World Series title in 1993 on Joe Carters walkoff home run .I was looking for a fastball and I was trying to put the barrel on it, get a little bit in front because the infield was playing in, and I actually got it, Encarnacion said through a translator.Jimenez relieved Brian Duensing with one out in the 11th, and Devon Travis singled in a 1-1 pitch. Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson singled on the next pitch, and Travis went all the way to third as left fielder Nolan Reimold bobbled the ball.Encarnacion sent the following pitch, a 91 mph offering, soaring into the second deck in left. Encarnacion immediately knew it was gone and raised both arms in triumph, index fingers pointed skyward.The crowd of 49,934 chanted Eddie, Eddie! as Encarnacion circled the bases before being greeted by a mob of teammates. Encarnacion matched his career-best with 42 home runs in the regular season.Jimenez said he was trying to throw a low slider and induce a double play.It didnt do anything, Jimenez said. It stayed up.Orioles closer Zach Britton, who was perfect in 47 save chances during the regular season, never got in the game.Nobody has been pitching better for us than Ubaldo, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said . It didnt work out.Britton warmed up three times but didnt leave the bullpen.Its frustrating but its not my call, Britton said. It was just frustrating to have to sit there and watch.Francisco Liriano retired five straight batters on four groundouts and a strikeout for the win after closer Roberto Osuna left with a sore shoulder .The doctor told me that I was going to be fine, I just need a couple of days, Osuna said. Ive been pitching a lot lately. Theey think its just fatigue from the last couple of weeks. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Deshawn-Shead-Draft-Jersey/. Toronto beat Texas in five-game Division Series, sparked by Bautistas memorable homer. The teams brawled in May this year when Bautista was punched in the face by Rangers infielder Rougned Odor following a play at second base.Its going to be a very interesting series, and were looking forward to it, Encarnacion said.The roof was open at Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome, where all 24 previous postseason games had been played with it closed.Bautista led off the second against Chris Tillman with his fifth postseason homer. Mark Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs, gave Baltimore a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a two-run homer off Marcus Stroman .Ezequiel Carreras RBI single chased Tillman in the fifth.When Toronto pinch-hitter Melvin Upton Jr. flied out to the warning track in left field to end the seventh, Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was nearly struck by a can that was thrown from the stands. Center fielder Adam Jones angrily gestured toward the seats, and Showalter came out to register his displeasure with the umpires.Its tough when you have that many people in the ballpark and one person does something that reflects poorly on all of them, Showalter said. It can happen in any ballpark. I dont like anything that puts our guys in harms way.Blue Jays fans tossed bottles and debris on the field during game 5 against Texas last year, upset at the call that let Odor score from third after catcher Russell Martins throw back to the mound deflected off Shin Soo Choos bat.Jones wasnt as diplomatic as his manager.That is about as pathetic as it gets, he said. I hope they find the guy and press charges.Blue Jays spokesman Erik Grosman said the fan was not ejected because he took off before police had a chance to get him. Police are investigating.FOR STARTERSStroman allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, struck out six and walked none. Tillman gave up two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings.WEB GEMKevin Pillar made a diving catch on Manny Machados liner to right-center in the fourth .EXTRA, EXTRA!This was the second extra-inning wild card game. 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In an interview with SLAM Magazine, WNBA player Skylar Diggins dished on topics ranging from her new book, endorsements and maybe playing overseas one day. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Marvin-Jones-Jr-Draft-Jersey/ .Diggins, who is one of the few WNBA stars to not have played overseas during the off-season, was actually signed to play in China before she tore her ACL. She was really looking forward to the opportunity.I had never been overseas before, so that would have been something different for me, Diggins said. You hear about your friends going overseas, and people talk about overseas all the time.She is not ruling it out, however.?Maybe one day. Im not saying that I am or I am not going this year. But hopefully one day in the future, Ill be able to go over there for one of the shorter seasons. I also have other things I want to pursue here, Diggins said.?Looks like the ever business woman isnt slowing down.?Check out the full interview over at SLAM Magazine. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Barry-Sanders-Draft-Jersey/ . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Golden-Tate-Iii-Draft-Jersey/ . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Kenny-Golladay-Draft-Jersey/ . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization.Russell Westbrook tallied a triple-double and Kevin Durant finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City routed Golden State 118-94 to put the Warriors on the brink of elimination from the NBA play-offs. Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder, who are 3-1 up in the seven-game series and can advance to the NBA Finals with a victory in Thursdays Game Five on the road.The Warriors lost back-to-back games for the first time this season after winning a league-record 73 games in the regular season. Thunder forward Durant scored his points on eight-of-24 shooting from the field, while Serge Ibaka and Andre Roberson each scored 17 points and Steven Adams tallied 11 points and seven rebounds.League MVP Stephen Curry was held to 19 points while Klay Thompson led the defending champion Warriors with 26 points.Curry shot a disappointing six-of-20 from the field, and he and Thompson combined to make just six-of-21 shots from beyond the arc. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Taylor-Decker-Draft-Jersey/. Russell Westbrook played a starring role for the Oklahoma City Thunder Harrison Barnes posted 11 points in the loss for the Warriors, who attempted just 17 free throws in the first half.I am proud of the way the guys hung in there, said Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan. We kept battling and fighting. We defended as hard as we could for 48 minutes.Westbrook, who led the league with 18 triple-doubles during the regular season, posted his first triple-double of the play-offs for the Thunder.I try to use my size and ability to create some havoc, Westbrook said. We did a great job of defending home court. Also See: Play-offs talking points Raptors level series Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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SILVERSTONE, Great Britain -- Ferrari ran a track test on the latest Halo prototype during first practice for the British Grand Prix. Casey Hayward Jersey .Sebastian Vettel completed a single installation lap with the head protection device attached tbefore it was removed to allow Ferrari to continue with its normal run plan for the remainder of the session.The FIA is determined to introduce the Halo next year and has been developing the concept to make it lighter and stronger. The version run by Vettel, known as Halo 2, features a titanium structure and a slender central pillar in front of the driver to improve visibility.Following the test at Silverstone this week, the FIA will present the latest concept to the teams ahead of a final decision on its implementation this month. Melvin Ingram Jersey . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Antonio Gates Jersey . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. http://www.chargersauthenticshop.com/Chargers-Forrest-Lamp-Draft-Jersey/ .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. SEC Player of the Week Ole Miss Sebastian SaizSaiz, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound senior forward from Madrid, Spain, averaged 19.7 points and 12.3 rebounds in wins over UMass, Oral Roberts and Saint Josephs last week. He posted a double-double with 22 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in Ole Miss thrilling comeback win over UMass. Saiz capped an 11-0 run with a game-winning put back with 3.3 seconds left. He finished a single rebound shy of becoming the first Rebel since Walter Actwood in 1975 to post a 20-point, 20-rebound game. He hauled in 11 points and added six rebounds in Ole Miss come-from-behind win over Oral Roberts in the opening round of the Paradise Jam. Saiz then recorded his 11th career double-double with a career-high 26 points and 12 rebounds in the Rebels win over Saint Josephs to advance to the Paradise Jam championship gameSEC Freshman of the Week Kentuckys Malik MonkMonk, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard from Lepanto, Ark. Justin Jones Jersey. , averaged 18.5 points and four rebounds in wins over 13th-ranked Michigan State and Duquesne. Monk scored a career-high 23 points, knocking down a career-high seven 3-pointers while adding a team-best six rebounds against Michigan State. Followed that up with 14 points in the win over Duquesne. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- One of the many disturbing parts of the exhaustively detailed IndyStar. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Ricky-Wagner-Draft-Jersey/ .com report that was posted Thursday, alleging that USA Gymnastics was laggard or perhaps in violation of state law when it failed to act more quickly or respond at all to sexual abuse allegations against some coaches, is that the bones of the scandal are hardly unique. Its the latest heartbreaking reiteration of a pattern that has surfaced elsewhere in sports national governing bodies, with similarly disturbing results.USA Swimming and Volleyball have been rocked by similar sexual abuse scandals in recent years, and the pattern of inaction and inattentiveness in such cases is often similar. Mentally ill millionaire John du Ponts ability to insinuate himself into the USA Wrestling program for years before murdering a former Olympic medalist he hired as a coach was the subject of the 2014 movie Foxcatcher. Abusers carry on for years before their complaints are dealt with or accusers are finally believed.Just last week, the New York Daily News updated the tale of girls volleyball coach Rick Butler, whose alleged sexual misconduct was the subject of a similar investigative story that appeared in Sports Illustrated way back in 1997. (Full disclosure: ESPNs Lester Munson and I wrote the initial story, Betrayal of Trust.) The club volleyball players whom Butler allegedly raped when they were 15 or 16 are now women in their late 40s. The stories that three of them tell about how Butler groomed them as victims are eerily similar. Though Butler was sometimes censured, he has since relocated several times but continued to coach.The Star report details the same sadly familiar pattern in gymnastics. It shows how female athletes, their parents, and would-be whistle-blowers believed their complaints went unheard by USA Gymnastics. The article cites specific cases that USA Gymnastics was made aware of involving four male coaches who, it turned out, are serving time for molestation, posting child porn online and other offenses. (One of the coaches, Marvin Sharp, killed himself in jail last year.) Some of the girls were as young as 10 or 11 when the abuse occurred.?The Star said it has also filed a court request to unseal records that USA Gymnastics has refused to turn over because it is being sued by one of the gymnasts who says she was sexually abused.But that lack of information didnt change the basic premise of the Stars story: Top executives at one of Americas most prominent Olympic organizations failed to alert authorities to many allegations of?sexual abuse by?coaches -- relying on a policy that enabled predators to abuse gymnasts long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings.USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny, one of the officials cited in the story, is in Rio de Janeiro with the U.S. mens and womens Olympic teams, which began training here the past week. In the competitive arena, the womens squad, in particular, is one of the jewels of the U.S. Olympic program; all five athletes are legitimate medal contenders and are expected to win the team competition in a rout.Penny declined to speak to reporters Thursday on the advice of counsel, according to a USA Gymnastics spokesperson. Instead, he released a five-paragraph statement that read in part:Addressing issues of sexual misconduct has been important to USA Gymnastics for many years, and the organization is committed to promoting a safe environment for its athletes. We find it appalling that anyone would exploit a young athlete or child in this manner, and recognize the effect this behavior can have on a persons life. USA Gymnastics has been proactive in helping to educate the gymnastics community over the years, and will continue to take every punitive action available within our jurisdiction, and cooperate fully with law enforcement.Penny added, The organization has continually reviewed its best practices on how it addresses these issues and has been among the first to initiate new policies and procedures including publishing a list of banned coaches and instituting national background checks. ... We feel the Star left out significant facts that would have painted a more accurate picture of our efforts.However, Penny did not dispute the Stars assertion that USA Gymnastics sometimes decided not to act on complaints if reports didnt come to them from firsthand sources. As an example, the Star cited a 2013 lawsuit filed by one coachs victims. Two former USA Gymnastics officials admitted under oath that the organization routinely dismissed sexual abuse allegations as hearsay unless they came directly from a victim or victims parent.The article also suggests USA Gymnastics, like many organizations, seems to have an ad hoc policy when it comes to fielding sexual abuse complaints and, just as concerning, such policies dont always hew to what experts in the field or individual states recommend and require. In a case involving William Bill McCabe, who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for the sexual exploitation of children and making false statements, the federation acknowledged in court records that it seldom, if ever, forwarded allegations of child abuse to police or child protective services without being asked.If true, thats unconscionable.Shelley Haymaker, an Indiana attorney who represents abuse victims in child welfare cases, told the Star that USA Gymnastics approach sickens her.If even half of the Stars characterizations of the gymnastic federations behavior are accurate, its a remarkable piece of reporting.One of the important takeaways? The process of acting on such complaints neednt be this complicated.The U.S. Olympic Committee should require every single one of its federations to follow a simple rule: If youre made aware of allegations of abuse, report it to the proper authorities. No excuses, no exceptions. Then let the authorities or experts parse out what is criminal or not, fair or unfair, slanderous or revelatory.The idea that USA Gymnastics (or any federation, for that matter) has the wherewithal, expertise, resources and tools at its disposal to conduct an effective investigation into such serious complaints is an absurd conceit.Let federations wade in to discipline coaches on the back end of the process, after the authorities have spoken. Hammer out a policy about provisional suspensions.USA Gymnastics has a tough job. Its membership numbers more than 121,000 athletes and 3,000 gyms. The cycle of abuse the Star reported on happens in all walks of life. Finding it, let alone stopping it, is incredibly difficult because of the shame and fear the victims often feel and the climate of disbelief that molesters actively cultivate.But reporting such allegations once they surface should be this straightforward: If you hear something or see something, say something. It doesnt matter if youre an athlete, coach, parent or president of a multimillion-dollar federation that prospers on the backs of the very athletes who now feel they have been left unforgivably unprotected, underserved and unheard. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Devon-Kennard-Draft-Jersey/ . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Frank-Ragnow-Draft-Jersey/ . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Tavon-Wilson-Draft-Jersey/ . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. TORONTO -- Greatest hockey team ever?Let the argument begin.With apologies to the great Soviet national teams of yesteryear that were simply outstanding but didnt get to regularly test themselves against NHL players, Team Canada circa 2014-16 might go down as the most dominating squad to ever hit the ice in the modern era.A perfect 12-0-0 between the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the World Cup of Hockey?-- with Thursday nights thrilling 2-1 victory over Europe at Air Canada Centre as the finishing touch -- is a stretch of hockey we wont soon forget.Its pretty special, said World Cup MVP Sidney Crosby. Its not easy to do, and for a good chunk of us, a lot of us were together there in Russia.Everyone understands playing for Team Canada, youre willing to do anything to win.And with three straight wins in best-on-best hockey when including Canadas gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, its first time thats happened since Canada took home three straight Canada Cups in 1984, 1987 and 1991.And again, the Soviet national teams from the 1950 to 1990 won a million world championships and Olympic gold medals but didnt have to play the very best of the NHL in those tournaments.What stands out in this 12-0-0 run by Team Canada, in which it outscored the opposition 41-11, is that it has come against the very best players in the world, and at no time in either tournament did anyone feel like the result was in doubt.Its impressive to see how dominant Canada have been in the last two big tournaments, the great Nicklas Lidstrom, an adviser to Sweden, said via email on Thursday. Theyve been able to win games even when they havent played their best, and that really shows how strong of a team they have been in these best-on-best tournaments.And thats just it. They won ugly in Game 1 of the World Cup finals and needed a late rally to finish the job Thursday night over a plucky Europe squad. But find a way to win, no matter how they play, is what this Team Canada has done.The 1-0 semifinals win over Team USA in Sochi was close in score only. Canada owned the puck all game long.Team Canada played keep-away with the puck on the bigger ice in Sochi, outscoring the opposition 17-3. Here on the smaller NHL ice at the World Cup, Canada played its more natural game -- a smothering, four-line attack that forced turnovers and created all kinds of zone time and scoring chances en route to outscoring teams 24-8.Its a good group of players right now; just look at the names they leave off. and then [coach] Mike [Babcock] just does a really, really good job of preparing them and getting them ready, and no matter how much each guy is playing, everyone is buying in, Steve Yzerman, architect of the 2010 and 2014 Canadian Olympic teams and now looking on from the outside, said on Thursday. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Tj-Jones-Draft-Jersey/. You also have to really credit Hockey Canada from the top on down and how they do things.We wanted to talk ourselves into thinking Sweden or Team USA had a chance to dethrone the champs. But really? Team Canada is a team with the best player in the world in World Cup MVP Sidney Crosby, the two best two-way forwards in the world in Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeron, arguably the best defenseman in the world in Drew Doughty (Erik Karlsson might have a say in that) and certainly the best goalie in the world in Carey Price.Isnt that just the kicker with this team, right? When the opposition finally gets a hold of the puck for the odd scoring chance, whether that was in Sochi or here at the World Cup, the last guy standing in its way is Price, whose demeanor is perfect for this team.He gives your group confidence and an aura of calm like no one Ive ever been around, Babcock said of Price.And what of Babcock, arguably the best coach in the game? He has been behind the bench for two Olympic gold medals and now a World Cup championship. He has sold a game plan. And once again, he got a complete buy-in from some of the very best players in the world. Zero pushback. Thats the respect and trust he has built up with these studs.Team Canada had pretournament injury withdrawals from Duncan Keith, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jeff Carter ... and didnt blink.Enter Jay Bouwmeester, Logan Couture, Ryan OReilly and Corey Perry.The next time Team Canada laces up for a best-on-best tournament, whether thats the 2018 South Korea Olympics or the next World Cup, Connor McDavid will be front and center. So its not as though Team Canada as a powerhouse is going away.Its such a good group of players, that whole age group, and theres more young ones coming along now that should keep it going for a while, said Yzerman.But one day, this unbelievable stretch will end. Canada will actually lose a game in best-on-best hockey. It will lose a tournament. Team USAs next generation of stars is at hand, a rival of equal footing perhaps soon enough.So to my fellow Canadians, make sure to fully absorb what has happened here during this era. It wont always be this way. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 79-72 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Kyzir White Jersey .Fowles was 8 of 10 from the field and had three steals and two blocked shots. Natasha Howard scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Lynx (21-4).Howard and Moore scored six points apiece during a 14-2 run that made it 68-51 with 9 minutes left and Minnesota held on from there.Breanna Stewart had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Storm (9-15). Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd scored 16 points apiece and Alysha Clark had 10. Bird added eight assists.The Lynx, ranked second in the AP WNBA power poll, had 21 assists on 29 field goals.The 10th-ranked Storm shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the field. Derek Watt Jersey . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. Jason Verrett Jersey . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. http://www.chargersauthenticshop.com/Chargers-Tyrell-Williams-Draft-Jersey/ . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No.Sky Sports Spanish expert Guillem Balague takes a look at the stories making the headlines in La Liga this week. Balague talks us through stories involving Barcelona forward Neymar, Atletico Madrids Antoine Griezmann and Valencia boss Gary Neville.Theres also a look at the plans for Barcelonas new stadium and how they can afford to build a new Camp Nou, while theres a story linking Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Real Madrid. Jahleel Addae Jersey. Watch the video above! Also See: Guillem Balague Revista de la Liga Fixtures Get Sky Sports Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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For a team with some of the biggest stars in baseball Tedric Thompson Jersey , the New York Yankees are getting many of their most critical contributions from a remarkable group of unflappable youngsters.

Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer, fellow rookie Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his first major league win and the Yankees edged the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.

”All the young guys we have, they’ve been excelling. So, it’s fun to watch,” reliever Dellin Betances said. ”I think the fans are excited to kind of see this wave of young guys just helping this team out and you’re going to be seeing them for a lot of years.”

Aaron Hicks also homered off Blake Snell (8-4) as New York beat the blossoming left-hander for the second time this season and ended his four-game winning streak.

”Gave them a lot of opportunity to do damage,” Snell said. ”Everything was inconsistent.”

German (1-4) allowed Matt Duffy’s home run on the first pitch of the game but quickly recovered to strike out the next three batters.

”Unfazed,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ”A really strong outing for us, especially after getting punched there right before Roll Call even started.”

Making his seventh start in place of injured Jordan Montgomery, the right-hander permitted three runs, five hits and two walks in his 19th career appearance.

Chad Green and Betances set up Aroldis Chapman for his 19th save in 20 attempts.

”It’s been a long battle for me Lane Taylor Jersey ,” German said through a translator. ”It means a lot. Hopefully I can relax a little more.”

Wilson Ramos and Joey Wendle each had an RBI single for the Rays, who were coming off a three-game sweep of Toronto.

Duffy tried to score from first on Ramos’ run-scoring single in the third when the ball caromed off left fielder Giancarlo Stanton after he charged in for it. Stanton chased down the ball and fired a strike to catcher Gary Sanchez at home plate, nailing Duffy for the final out of the third to keep the score 2-0.

Fresh off a three-day breather, the slumping Sanchez had an eventful night on defense. He also dropped a foul popup for an error, allowed a wild pitch that put a runner in scoring position and threw out Carlos Gomez trying to steal third with one out in the seventh.

Hicks hit an opposite-field homer in the fifth. Aaron Judge singled and Sanchez drew a two-out walk before Torres drove a 96 mph, full-count fastball to left for his 13th homer since being called up from the minors on April 22. This was the first one that didn’t come from the No. 9 hole – Torres batted fifth as the Yankees started nine right-handed hitters against Snell.

The rookie has five three-run homers already, most among big league hitters. Torres also went deep in Wednesday night’s loss to Washington.

”I think when you mature every day, every at-bat, you believe in what (you) can do,” the 21-year-old Torres said. ”Just try to take good at-bats Laken Tomlinson Jersey , believe, focus and do my job.”

New York, with the best record in the majors at 44-20, hasn’t lost consecutive games since May 22-23 at Texas.

Making a strong bid for his first All-Star selection, Snell struck out eight and threw 105 pitches in five innings. He was 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA in his previous four starts.

”We need to get him deep in ballgames. He’s done that all season for us and today for whatever reason, he just didn’t have the command to get it done,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.


Rays: Gold Glove CF Kevin Kiermaier (right thumb surgery) and SS Adeiny Hechavarria (strained right hamstring) are moving from Class A Charlotte to Triple-A Durham this weekend to continue their rehab assignments. … RHP Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) is likely to play catch Friday, Cash said. … INF Daniel Robertson (strained left hamstring) probably will play a rehab game or two at Class A and the team hopes he’ll be ready to come off the disabled list next Thursday, the first day he’s eligible, Cash said.

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (two strained hamstrings) was kept home with a virus but is expected back at the ballpark Friday. The issue shouldn’t delay Tanaka’s return Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey , Boone said.


After the game, the Yankees optioned 1B-DH Tyler Austin to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to open a roster spot for Jonathan Loaisiga. The right-hander will be called up from Double-A Trenton to make his major league debut Friday night, pitching in place of Tanaka.


Rays: Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) starts Friday night against his former team, his fourth outing since coming back from a second Tommy John surgery. Eovaldi pitched for the Yankees from 2015-16, going 14-3 in 2015, but has never faced New York. ”I wish I would have been able to finish on a healthy note. Other than that, I really enjoyed my time there,” Eovaldi said. The right-hander visited with Yankees players during batting practice and said he still keeps in close contact with Betances and reliever Chasen Shreve.

Yankees: The 23-year-old Loaisiga, from Nicaragua, returned last year from Tommy John surgery. ”I think he’s really talented. I think he’s going to be a really good pitcher in this league Marlon Humphrey Jersey ,” Boone said. ”I think there’s just a presence about him.” Loaisiga was 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA in six starts at Trenton after going 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA at Class A Tampa this season, striking out 58 in 45 innings combined. ”Super excited. This is a great opportunity the Yankees are giving me,” he

The Lions took some time last week to take a look at a potential veteran addition to their defensive line.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the team had former Buccaneers defensive tackle Sealver Siliga in for a workout.

Siliga played 117 snaps on defense for the Bucs in eight games last season and also saw action in six games during the 2016 season. He opened the 2016 season with the Seahawks and saw his most extensive action with the Patriots from 2013 to 2015 when he started 13 of the 25 games he played.

That time with the Patriots coincided with Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s time on the New England staff, which may help Siliga’s chances of getting a chance on the roster in Detroit. A'Shawn Robinson, Sylvester Williams and Jeremiah Ledbetter are on the depth chart at tackle heading into Thursday’s start to training camp.

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Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener.

"We have guys that are here and in play Mitch Morse Jersey ," Gruden said, noting that the Redskins drafted Guice because he was the best player available in the 59th spot, "not because we weren't satisfied with the backs we have."

The contenders as the No. 1 back now start with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine.

Kelley, with 16 starts in two seasons, missed most of last season with a variety of injuries but ran for 704 yards and six touchdowns in 2016. Perine made eight starts last season and became the first Redskins running back with consecutive 100-yard performances since Alfred Morris in 2013. He had 603 yards and one TD last season.

Nonetheless, the Redskins' 90.5-yard rushing average was fifth-worst in the NFL, and Guice was looked at as a great find in the second round. Projected as a first-round pick, his stock fell amid reports of character concerns.

Gruden said none of those ever surfaced and he looks forward to Guice being 100 percent next season.

"We're obviously very upset for Derrius. He's put a lot of work in and (had) a very promising rookie season ahead of him, but unfortunately these injuries happen," Gruden said. "... We had high hopes for him and what he could do for this football team and what he would accomplish his rookie year as a person and all that good stuff."

Instead, he's hoping Kelley, Perine or veteran third-down specialist Chris Thompson, who is recovering from a broken fibula last season, can create as much excitement.

"I've been impressed with both of those guys," Gruden said about Kelley and Perine. "A lot of talk has been on Derrius and deservedly so. He's had a great camp and OTAs, but Rob Kelley has lost a little bit of weight. He looks quicker in the hole to me and Samaje just looks more comfortable to me. He had a couple nice licks in the game the other night."

An increased opportunity was secondary in Kelley's mind after practice Saturday.

"It's real tough," Kelly said about Guice's injury. "He brought an energy I can't even explain to the room. I feel like everybody in the room feels a certain type of way about that. Just want to go out there and compete for him."

Kelley Calvin Munson Jersey , based on his own experience with injuries, also offered Guice some advice.

"I just told him to come back stronger than ever, show people what they're missing out on," he said.

Star linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said he learned about Guice's status Friday when he came to the team's practice facility, and "it kind of took me a couple of minutes to get going with my workout and whatnot. ... He was the focal point of 'Skins camp, I would say, so far. I mean, people were wondering how many yards this guy's going to rush for and if they should pick him for their fantasy team. Things like that. People were really excited for him."

In the interim, the season goes on, and the Redskins running backs and everyone else will get to show their stuff against a different team in the next three days as the New York Jets come to Richmond for joint workouts.

"The Jets have a great run defense. They always have," Gruden said. "... So, just to get a different look, different perspective on how they do things, different speed at linebacker, safeties are very, very good over there so, we have to account for them. I mean there's a lot of things that they do differently that we'll have to account for and it'll be interesting to see how we adjust. So Rashaan Melvin Jersey , running backs, offensive linemen, tight ends in the running game, receivers in the running game. So, I think everybody will get a good-great challenge against these guys."

Notes: The Redskins signed tight end J.P. Holtz, linebacker Jeff Knox and defensive lineman Jalen Wilkerson, waived fullback Elijah Wellman and placed Guice and tight end Manasseh Garner on their reserve-injured list. ... Gruden said defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis has a slight sprained ankle and a slight knee strain and is listed as week-to-week, but added: "Matt's a tough guy and he'll probably get back here tomorrow. He's a nutjob." ... The Jets' arrival means Terrelle Pryor will be back in Richmond. Pryor caught 20 passes last season for the Redskins, but was hobbled by injuries.

When it comes to the playoffs, the Carolina Panthers have been there, done that.

The Panthers are unquestionably the most battle-tested team in the NFC playoffs with a roster consisting of players who have participated in 187 career postseason games. That’s quite a few more than the Atlanta Falcons (143), and more than double that of Carolina’s first-round opponent, the New Orleans Saints (90).

Philadelphia players have played in 74 playoff games and Minnesota’s 69, while the Los Angeles Rams are the least experienced NFC playoff team with 21.

Whether or not that experience pays off for the Panthers (11-5) remains to be seen. Carolina enters Sunday’s game at New Orleans having lost both previous regular season matchups to the Saints (11-5) by a combined 31 points.

But 37-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers believes Carolina’s experience can only help.

”We’ve had guys who have been there before, so I feel like we should be ready and more prepared,” Peppers said. ”I feel like guys have been around and know how to approach this thing. I think it will help us keep our poise a little bit too.”

The Panthers learned that the hard way in 2013.

They played host to the San Francisco 49ers in a divisional playoff game, but several players lost their cool – and their focus – on different occasions when calls didn’t go their way. It turned out to be a valuable lesson Terence Newman Jersey , as the Panthers lost the game.

”Guys were a little too excited, too rambunctious and got away from ourselves early in the game and we weren’t able to bounce back from that,” Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly said.

Kuechly and the Panthers did a better job of managing that emotion in 2015, although there were a few hiccups in the Super Bowl loss to Denver.

”I think guys understand that emotions are going to run high in a playoff game and you have to understand that the most important thing is to play the game and not get wrapped up in the emotion of the game and get too excited and start making dumb plays,” Kuechly said.

Experience, he said, helps that.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said last week’s 22-10 loss felt a little like the 2013 playoff defeat to the 49ers. The Panthers had three key calls go against them in the first half against the Falcons and never recovered. They not only wound up losing the game, but a chance to capture the NFC South division title and host a playoff game.

”One of the things I said to the guys: `We got a little caught up in not being happy about some of the calls that weren’t made.’ I think we got a little distracted by that,” Rivera said. ”It was a little bit of a lesson (for younger players) and a little bit of refresher (for veterans), a reminder that, `This is playoff time. You can’t lose your focus. We’ve got to keep it on the game.”’

While the Panthers have never won a Super Bowl, this is their fourth trip to the playoffs in the last five seasons.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said playoff experience does matter, not only on game day but also in the preparation leading up to it.

”If you haven’t played in one, it’s really hard to anticipate it,” Olsen said. ”That level of intensity keeps going up. It’s like when you first play in the preseason in the NFL and then all of sudden the regular season opener comes and it’s like, well, this is a little different. It’s kind of a similar transition to the playoffs. Every play Duke Riley Jersey , every move, every inch is so important. The margin for error is very small.”

Said Saints coach Sean Payton: ”I think playing in big games matter. The experience of doing that, a lot of these younger players kind of played in this BCS series, it is that same type of environment. … I think it can be a factor and yet I think the preparation and the attention to detail, those type of things are most significant.”

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is 3-3 in playoffs games.

He said just as much as experience, the playoffs after about having ”smart players, players that a conscientious of the situation at hand” is equally as important.

The Panthers certainly have that in players like Peppers, Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Charles Johnson and Mike Adams on defense, as well as Newton, Olsen, Ryan Kalil and Jonathan on offense.

NOTES: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (back stiffness) and guard Trai Turner practiced for the second straight day, although Turner remains in the concussion protocol. But starting left tackle Matt Kalil did not practice because of an illness.

AP Sports Writer Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report.

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Mike Maccagnan's first draft class with the New York Jets took two big hits on cutdown day.

Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin and defensive tackle Deon Simon were both waived Saturday as the Jets reduced their roster to the NFL's 53-man limit.

Defensive end Leonard Williams Patrick DiMarco Jersey , the No. 6 overall pick in 2015, is now the only member of Maccagnan's six-player draft class that year remaining on the roster. Wide receiver Devin Smith (second round), quarterback Bryce Petty (fourth) and offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison (sixth) were previously released by New York.

Mauldin was a third-round pick out of Louisville in 2015 who dealt with injuries and inconsistent play during his three seasons in New York. He had 6 1/2 sacks in his first two years, but missed last season with a back injury.

The linebacker, who thanked the Jets in a post on Instagram for the opportunity he had in New York, was a terrific story when he was drafted. Mauldin grew up bouncing around various foster homes, but persevered and beat the odds by making it to college 鈥?and then to the NFL.

Mauldin openly wept on his conference call with the media shortly after the Jets picked him, appreciating the opportunity and vowing to prove any doubters wrong again. Now Rick Leonard Jersey , he'll have to do so elsewhere.

Simon was a seventh-round pick in 2015 and had 1 1/2 sacks in limited action in three seasons.

Three of Maccagnan's picks from last year's draft were also waived, including linebacker Dylan Donahue, wide receiver Chad Hansen and cornerback Jeremy Clark.

Donahue is facing a possible suspension by the NFL after some off-field issues. The fifth-rounder out of West Georgia pleaded guilty last month to driving while intoxicated for causing a wrong-way crash in February in New Jersey that injured four people. He also received a three-month suspended sentence last month and was fined $1,000 for a DUI crash in May 2017 in his hometown of Billings, Montana.

Veteran running backs Thomas Rawls and Charcandrick West were also cut Saturday, as was center Travis Swanson 鈥?who was trying to win a backup job behind Spencer Long.

The Jets have four running backs on their roster with Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell, rookie Trenton Cannon and Elijah McGuire Jason Taylor Jersey , who is entering his second season but is dealing with a broken foot.

Also waived were: wide receiver Tre McBride, tight end Clive Walford, linebackers Frankie Luvu and Anthony Wint, safety Brandon Bryant and kicker Taylor Bertolet.

With Bertolet gone, it appears veteran Jason Myers will be New York's kicker this season. Myers was claimed off waivers from Jacksonville on Aug. 21 when Cairo Santos was cut after not kicking all summer while dealing with a groin injury that cut short his stint with Chicago last season.

Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and cornerback Rashard Robinson were all placed on the reserve-suspended list.

Safety and special teams standout Rontez Miles was put on the physically unable to perform list, and is eligible to be activated after six games.

The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace.

The league said Thursday the investigation conducted by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White substantiated the allegations against Richardson, that the improper conduct was limited to him and that the team and its ownership failed to report the allegations or any resolution agreements to the league.

The league also said most of the money will go toward organizations that address racial- and gender-based issues in and outside the workplace.

Richardson put the team up for sale after a Sports Illustrated report in December that Richardson made sexually suggestive comments to women and on at least one occasion directed a racial slur at an African-American Panthers scout. The report also stated that the settlements came with non-disclosure requirements forbidding the parties from discussing the details.

Richardson has an agreement to sell the Panthers for a league-record $2.2 billion to hedge fund president and owner David Tepper. The league owners unanimously approved the sale last month Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey , and NFL officials said the sale is expected to close in the next two weeks. Tepper is a former minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coach Ron Rivera declined to comment Thursday on Richardson's fine when reached by The Associated Press. General manager Marty Hurney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

White, who was appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the independent investigator, said her findings and recommendations are the product of a review that included interviews with team executives, former and current employees, document analysis and electronic records.

White states that the Panthers' anti-harassment and discrimination policy should help prevent a recurrence, and she and Goodell recommend the team report on its internal policies and procedures that address racial discrimination and sexual harassment claims, as well as related workplace issues, by the end of the year.

She also recommended the league prohibit non-disclosure agreements to limit the reporting of potential violations or cooperation with league investigations Lane Taylor Jersey , require workplace misconduct claims to be reported to the league office, establish a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report workplace conduct issues and review policies and procedures with owners, team counsel and human resource executives.

The NFL said the recommendations will be presented to the league's Conduct Committee before the coming season.

NFL officials have said they didn't know about the allegations against Richardson until Dec. 15, the same day the Panthers issued a stunning news release first announcing its own investigation of Richardson's alleged workplace misconduct. That was followed two days later by the Sports Illustrated report that detailed Richardson's alleged misconduct and also by the announcement that Richardson would sell the team he founded.

The Panthers also promoted Tina Becker to chief operating officer in the wake of the investigation.

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They say the NFL is a deadline-driven business. One of the most consequential deadlines in recent years arrives in roughly 48 hours.

If the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell fail to agree to terms on a long-term deal by Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET Matt Bryant Jersey , the veteran tailback almost certainly will become an unrestricted free agent in eight months.

Absent a multi-year contract, Bell (who currently is unsigned) can sign only a one-year deal through the end of the regular season. By then, Bell likely will be inclined to let it ride, forcing the Steelers to choose between tagging him a third time (and paying him the quarterback franchise tender of roughly $25 million for 2019) or finally letting the open market determine his value.

There have been accounts and reports of progress, but at this point the Steelers either will make him an offer he can’t refuse or make him an offer he does refuse, content in the knowledge that he’ll make $14.52 million this year to go with last year’s $12.1 million salary before getting whatever he can in free agency. The challenge continues to be placing a value on a long-term deal with $14.52 million as the clear starting point for 2018 and nothing at all being clear after that.

The Steelers could take the position that they’ll use the transition tender next year Tim Brown Jersey , giving them a right to match any offer sheet Bell signs in exchange for a 20-percent increase over this year’s tender ($17.42 million). That would make the two-year value nearly $32 million.

But with the Steelers having their own set of rules regarding player contracts — including most importantly in Bell’s case no fully-guaranteed payments beyond the current year — it may not be easy to ensure Bell that he’ll get at least $32 million if he signs a long-term deal. Even then, it may take more than that to get him to give up his shot at whatever some other team may be willing to pay in order to not only help win games but also assist with ticket sales and the generation of buzz.

Ultimately, Bell needs to ask himself this question: What will it take to get me to trade in $14.52 million in hand plus a chance to strike it as rich as possible in March? If the Steelers aren’t willing to make that kind of an offer within the next 48 hours, the clock then will start ticking toward his potential exit from Pittsburgh.

Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay.

This was the day Gruden had been waiting for ever since he was hired for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach.

The Raiders opened their first voluntary minicamp under Gruden on Tuesday with optimism that a change in coach can alter the fortunes of a team coming off a down season.

"The practice field has always been a laboratory for a coach," Gruden said. "That's where we earn our pay. We have to develop this team. We have to learn a lot about them quickly. We have a lot of things to teach Morten Andersen Jersey , a lot of things to improve. It was fun to be out there. I don't want to be too deep or philosophical or I might start crying."

While only the first 30 minutes of practice were open to the media, there was a different vibe than in previous years with Gruden's loud voice replacing music as the soundtrack on the field.

There were even large video boards on the field, allowing players to watch replays of practice plays immediately after they happened to make corrections more quickly. Gruden said that was something his first saw watching Jim Harbaugh's practices at Michigan and adopted it himself.

Gruden viewed this minicamp as an examination to see how well the players have learned the plays and system in meeting rooms the past two weeks. Gruden said he tried to throw a few extra wrinkles at quarterback Derek Carr and was pleased with how he responded.

"He threw everything at me," Carr said. "He tried to get me to see if I was listening to him in the meetings. We had a lot of fun doing that. It's always fun to accept his challenge and hopefully do good at it and look at him or wink at him or something like that. We have fun together because we both have the same goal of putting the ship in the water and hitting this thing running."

Gruden takes over a team that fell from 12 wins in 2016 to just six last season, leading to the firing of coach Jack Del Rio and a second stint for Gruden in Oakland. The Raiders' facility looks far different than it did during Gruden's first tenure from 1998-2001 with a workout center that Del Rio initiated and new fields.

The team needs plenty of work after last year's disappointment.

The Raiders had major drops in scoring (26 to 18.8), yards per game (373.3 to 324.1) and committed twice as many turnovers (14 to 28) this past season as Carr took a major step back in his development while dealing with a back injury for part of the season.

But Gruden sees great potential that Carr can get back to the level he was in 2016 when his play helped earn him a $125 million Clay Matthews Jersey , five-year extension in the offseason.

"I got really excited out there today," Gruden said. "You can have a really creative imagination with that guy at the quarterback position. He can make every throw. It comes out of his hand fast and accurate. He's mobile and sharp. He's a great leader."

The defense became the first in NFL history to fail to record an interception in the first 10 games of the season and generated only 14 takeaways all season compared to 30 in 2016.

The Raiders have brought in more than 20 free agents this offseason as Gruden has tried to put his own imprint on the team with one of the most significant moves being the signing of receiver Jordy Nelson to replace Michael Crabtree, who was released to make room.

But there are also some key pieces missing, most notably 2016 AP Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack, who is not participating in the offseason program while seeking a long-term contract before he can become a free agent next offseason.

Starting left tackle Donald Penn is still recovering from foot surgery and last year's top two draft picks, cornerback Gareon Conley (shin) and safety Obi Melifonwu (hip) Mason Crosby Jersey , aren't taking part in team drills.

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