Brian Robison announces he will return for a 12th season with Vikings

There was some question after the Vikings’ loss to Philadelphia in the NFC title game last season about whether Brian Robison would return for a 12th season with the team.
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The defensive end answered it on Monday with this tweet.

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But Trump’s attorneys said the president was disclosing the payment voluntarily, not because it was required but in the interest of transparency.

In 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump’s attorneys, Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyers wrote. Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017. The category of value would be $100,001 鈥?$250,000 and the interest rate would be zero.
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The disclosure forms, released annually, also provide a rare glimpse of the finances of Trump’s businesses 鈥?which he still owns, even while in the White House.

They showed Trump has at least $1.4 billion in assets. That figure is roughly the same as in 2017, although both numbers are hardly precise. The federal disclosure forms provide only broad ranges for the values of Trump’s properties and debts, which mean that both his assets and his liabilities may be significantly undercounted.

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Nevada had been the only state where US sports wagering was legal, but several states are ready to pass laws and join them after the ruling overturning a law that had banned other states from such gambling offerings.

That could open the door for as many as 50 different systems without some federal guidance on the issue, something the leagues emphasized. We remain in favor of a federal framework that would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in states that choose to permit it, but we will remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority.

Darren Sproles expects “to be Darren Sproles” again

Darren Sproles said his recovery from a torn ACL and broken arm is on track, and the running back expects to return to form in 2018.

“I’m going to be Darren Sproles,” he said, via Dave Spadaro of the team website.

Sproles, who this week signed a one-year deal to return to the Eagles, was injured in Week 3 last season. He describes his feelings as “pissed” as he headed to the locker room.

He was rehabbing and considering the future when his 8-year-old daughter Devyn had a heart-to-heart with Sproles.

Last week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made headlines for openly criticizing his team’s selection of backup, and potentially eventual heir to the starting job, Mason Rudolph.

Despite not playing all 16 games the past three seasons, Roethlisberger said he didn’t understand how Rudolph would help the Steelers win now. And asked about the rookie’s comments that it wasn’t Roethlisberger’s job to teach him the ropes, the veteran sarcastically replied.

I don’t think I’ll need to now that he said he doesn’t need me, Roethlisberger said during a local radio interview.

If he asks me a question, I might just have to point to the playbook.

And while there have been other bidders, and reportedly higher bidders, Tepper has been the favorite throughout the process. A billionaire hedge fund manager who owns a minority share of the Steelers (which would obviously have to be sold), Tepper has already been vetted by the league and has the support of a number of influential owners already. He also has more money than all the people reported to be involved in the process, which tends to be an important factor when expensive things are being sold.

During a tender moment a few days ago, Turay’s oldest sister, Fanta, began to cry tears of joy at her brother’s success.

It showed what an example I set for my family and for my African community, he said,to see that it’s important to graduate and that hard work can pay off. Just put your mind to it.

The work ethic instilled in Turay clearly stuck. He majored in information technology/informatics at Rutgers, and he’d like to put his degree to use right at Colts headquarters. That’s right: In between his attempts at beefing up the Colts’ pass rush, Turay wants to lend a hand to the team’s… IT department.

I did a lot of different things like web design, software development, coding, he said.sabres_077

Mark Ingram Suspended 4 Games for PED Policy Violation

Elite Fletcher Cox Jersey The NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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Ingram is coming off the best season of his career, setting new highs in rushing yards (1,124), receiving yards (416) and total touchdowns (12).

He earned his second Pro Bowl selection, topping 1,000 yards for the second consecutive year after failing to reach this mark in his first five seasons.

The Saints selected running back Boston Scott out of Louisiana Tech in the sixth round in the draft and also have Trey Edmunds and Jonathan Williams on the roster to potentially fill in while Ingram is unavailable.

Of course, Kamara will likely be the featured player in the backfield at the start of the season trying to build off his outstanding rookie year.

He suggested that the Steelers must have screwed up last year’s selection of Joshua Dobbs in the fourth round to return so quickly to the quarterback pool, picking Rudolph in this year’s third round. When asked about mentoring Rudolph, he responded like a recently dumped lover refusing to give back some old DVDs. If he asks me a question, I Carl Davis Authentic Jersey might just have to point to the playbook, he said.

And again, none of it is even surprising with Roethlisberger at this point. What might be a bit of a surprise, though, is how desensitized we’ve all become to this phenomenon of the oh-so-sensitive franchise quarterback. Suddenly, the NFL’s paragons of excellence cannot stop complaining.

In the same week that Roethlisberger was throwing himself a talk-radio pity party, Tom Brady told an audience at something called the Milken Institute Global Conference that he’s no longer feeling the love from the Patriots organization.
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Theo Riddick on Lions’ new running back additions: I love it

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The Lions moved up to select Kerryon Johnson in the second round after signing LeGarrette Blount in free agency. Detroit is trying DeShawn Shead Authentic Jersey to improve the league’s worst rushing offense from a year ago, and returning running back Theo Riddick welcomes the competition . . . and the help.
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I love it, Riddick said, via Tim Twentyman of the team website. I love competition. That’s why you play the game. I think we all do.

Riddick said Reggie Bush and Joique Bell welcomed him as a sixth-round pick in 2013, and he plans to pay it forward by mentoring Johnson.
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Russell Westbrook. As with everything Thunder-related, this postseason will be yet another evaluation and pending referendum on last year’s MVP. All eyes will be on how he manages crucial possessions with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, if he can stay balanced and if the Thunder can execute in big moments. Westbrook is the Thunder’s leader and has established that the team still goes as he does.

The Thunder spent the season leaning on their ability to raise their level of play against the league’s best (7-4 against the Rockets, Warriors, Raptors and Cavaliers) but played down to teams around or below .500. But when their backs were against the wall and things were on the verge of unraveling, even against the elite teams, the Thunder found a way to stay above water. Winning in Houston wasn’t pretty — the Thunder’s three stars struggled — but some timely playmaking and good enough defense got it done.

It was definitely huge, Smith said on a video posted to his Twitter account. I would also like to thank many of you who spread the information over various social media outlets. Due to the prompt attention by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, I was able to recover most of my items as well as the individual being identified. I’d just like to thank you guys so much.

The items recovered include memorabilia from his University of Georgia days, but not the iPad the Bears gave Smith after he was drafted. The team told the Tribune that the device was wiped clean of any team information like a playbook remotely after Smith informed them of the theft.

Fozzy Whittaker tore his ACL this week

Veteran Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker won鈥檛 be playing football during the 2018 season.
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The Panthers announced on Thursday that Whittaker has been placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL. The team says Whittaker suffered the injury on Monday while taking part in the team鈥檚 offseason program.

When he gets there, Pujols will join Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki and Texas’ Adrian Beltre as active players in the 3,000-hit club. Is it unusual to have three players still active after having reached 3,000 hits? Yes, it’s rare.

Ethan Westbrooks Game Jersey Pretty cool! There has never been a season in which four or more players have been active after reaching 3,000 hits. We can get back to bagging on Pujols in a couple of weeks. For now, let’s just enjoy a unique moment in baseball history.

Campbell started all 13 games as a senior at Penn State. He set a career-high with 45 tackles, his first career sack, one interception, two tackles for loss, his first two career forced fumbles and a team-leading 12 passes defensed in 2017.

Cunningham finished his collegiate career at Cincinnati by starting 24 consecutive games at tackle.

Saban’s accomplishments have led to other college teams hiring away Alabama staffers as head coaches Sean Doolittle Jersey in efforts to duplicate the results. Seven ex-Crimson Tide assistants are currently college head coaches elsewhere, three of whom 鈥?Fisher (Texas A&M), Kirby Smart (Georgia) and Jeremy Pruitt (Tennessee) 鈥?are now with SEC rivals.

But just like with Romeo Crennel, Josh McDaniels and Eric Mangini under Belichick in the NFL, having worked under Saban does not guarantee head-coaching prosperity. Being a standout Crimson Tide player does not assure NFL success, either.
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Colts now have a motivated Andrew Luck, new offense waiting for him

It is not in Andrew Luck’s nature to publicly rebut skeptics who claim he will never become the same caliber quarterback as he was pre-shoulder surgery. That doesn’t mean the Colts signal-caller is oblivious to the criticism.

In fact, Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard believes Luck is using such doubts as motivation as he continues to recover from the damage that cost him the entire 2017 NFL season.

He’s worked wonders with the team’s offense and young quarterback Carson Wentz, not to mention backup Nick Foles, who earned Super Bowl LII MVP honors for his spectacular play in that championship game.

Whether the Jags go Vander Esch or Gesicki, they would be adding an impressive athlete who would be able to contribute immediately.

With the Jags’ needs few and far between, there’s a chance they vary from the plan mentioned above. They don’t need to reach for a specific position and will likely have a chance to grab the best prospect available — something the Jaguars haven’t had the luxury of doing in recent years.

What could have been: The Browns could have drafted Aaron Rodgers in the first round to start off the Romeo Crennel era. Instead, Cleveland signed Trent Dilfer via free agency, drafted Braylon Edwards with the No. 3 pick and planned to groom third-round pick Charlie Frye as the starter.

Does it matter? Dilfer and offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon never meshed, and Dilfer was traded after the 2005 season. Frye was 4-9 as the starter in 2006 before giving way to Derek Anderson. Rodgers is a Super Bowl winner and two-time MVP with Green Bay.

However not pictured in the video at the top of this story ( click HERE to see the video if it is not showing properly for you ) is Darnold’s first snap of the day, which didn’t go as planned:

General manager Mike Maccagnan made Darnold the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, following the selections of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield by the Cleveland Browns at No. 1 and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley by the New York Giants at No. 2.
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Was Giants’ Kyle Lauletta the steal of the 2018 NFL Draft?

Game Kids Dan McCullers Jersey The Giants passed on Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, and Josh Allen at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft, in favor of electrifying Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, but just might have landed a steal at quarterback in the fourth-round.
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Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta was chosen by the Giants with the No. 108 overall selection on Saturday afternoon, and Pro Football Focus named the pick one of the biggest steals of the Draft:

Smart finished with nine points, five rebounds and four assists over 25 minutes. He missed five of his seven shots and had five turnovers. It was far from a perfect return, but Smart did what he typically does and made all the little plays.

More importantly, he made all the Chris Mullin Jersey winning plays, like late in the fourth quarter with Boston clinging to a five-point lead:

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I don’t know how many teams will do their homework on it, but Dez is a good teammate and I think sometimes that might get lost in the way that the emotional aspect of things, Romo told reporters, according to ESPN.聽If I was talking to any of the GMs or coaches, I would tell them he’s not going to hurt the locker room in any possible way. He’s going to come out and he’ll be a great teammate when he gets there.

Bryant, who was due to make $12.5 million in 2018, was released by the Cowboys on April 13 after making three Pro Bowl appearances in eight seasons with the team. Bryant has since been critical about the way in which his release was orchestrated and said he would have been willing to take a pay cut to remain in Dallas.

I think he’ll have a couple options here soon, Romo said, according to聽The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.聽For him, it’s just going to be a matter of having a vertical-route-stem type of team.

After trading Jarvis Landry, the Dolphins made the move to pick up Parker’s fifth-year option. The enigmatic receiver owns the talent to be a force in Adam Gase’s offense, but his inconsistencies have led to some frustration from the coaching staff. If he doesn’t improve in 2018, the Dolphins could rescind the option, barring a devastating injury.

If last year’s first overall pick has his druthers, the Browns will use the top of the draft to bolster a woebegone offense.

There’s a couple big offensive weapons that we could definitely use, Myles Garrett said on Wednesday’s NFL Up to the Minute, and mold to be somebody who can make a difference on the field.
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Count Garrett as a Mayfield fan. .
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When composing a mock draft, there are picks you think teams should make and picks you think teams will make鈥攏ever mind how many reservations you may have about the player. Josh Allen fits the big guy/big arm prototype beloved by so many NFL evaluators that it may not matter that he has trouble reading advanced defense and that his accuracy is clearly an issue.

Broncos EVP John Elway has made it pretty clear that he values big guys with big arms; never mind the ancillary concerns. He selected Brock Osweiler out of Arizona State in the second round of the 2012 draft and Paxton Lynch out of Memphis in the first round in 2016.

For a week, [that owner would] be the most popular person in this country. Because that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect for everything we stand for, Trump said.

The protests, which Kaepernick started in August 2016 as a way to highlight social injustice and police brutality, became a polarizing issue for the NFL and a frequent Womens Alfred Morris Jersey target for Trump.

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color, Kaepernick told聽Steve Wyche聽of NFL Media. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.

The 30-year-old Wisconsin native has remained a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft referred to the kneeling as an elephant in the room in the meeting and lamented how Trump used it as a political tool to fire up his base, per Belson and Leibovich.

Vikings schedule 2018: Minnesota’s division title defense won’t be easy

The Vikings’ 2018 schedule begins where last season’s ended, as Minnesota is slated to travel to Philadelphia for the season-opener and a rematch of last year’s NFC title game. It’s just one of several intriguing games on the Vikings’ regular-season schedule.
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Mayfield was not in Arlington, Texas, for the draft Thursday night. He decided weeks ago to stay home and watch the first round with family and friends (and, presumably, a Facebook camera crew).
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Interestingly, Mayfield was turned off by Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, when Cook called trying to represent him. Mayfield said in an episode of Behind Baker (per USA Today) that he hung up on Cook when the agent seemed not to know how Mayfield wound up at Oklahoma.

Mayfield himself turned off many people during his collegiate career, which ended at OU after it had begun at Texas Tech. He has Authentic Ryan Kerrigan Jersey been intent during the draft process on answering NFL teams’ questions about his character.

Weah is the cousin of George Weah Jr., who once played for A.C. Milan; and Tim Weah, an 18-year-old vaulting through the U.S. Men’s National Team system. However, there’s one other major name that Weah is connected to: He’s the nephew of Ballon d’Or winner and Liberian president George Weah. George is the only African player to ever win the Ballon d’Or, an honor reserved for the year’s best soccer player.

At Pittsburgh, Weah’s calling card was, unsurprisingly, his speed. He averaged 24.2 yards per catch and 10 touchdowns in his second year, netting 870 yards on just 36 catches. In his final year, Weah had 698 yards on 41 catches with four touchdowns.

Derek Carr got his first real taste of Jon Gruden’s offense the Oakland Raiders opened veteran minicamp Tuesday. The quarterback said he hit the ground running.

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McShay’s final rankings: Top 300 prospects for 2018 NFL draft

It’s time to present our final rankings — a full top 300 — for the 2018 NFL draft class. The first 100 players below have scouting reports written by Steve Muench and myself, along with his Scouts Inc. grade in parentheses.

But it was his young family that sealed his decision, with the NBA lifestyle depriving him valuable moments with his young family.

“I have an 18-month old and a newborn coming in July and it just started to hit me, going on road trips in the NBA. We would go on 10-day road trips – with every road trip that came, it started to get to me a bit … missing first steps, missing first words.”

Andrew Bogut says he was always going to finish his career in the NBL and was really impressed by the negotiations which included a 10 percent share of the Kings when he retires with the option to purchase up to 50 percent of the club.

Infielder/outfielder Brock Holt was put on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.

Bogaerts was hurt April 8 while sliding into the Rays dugout to grab an errant ball. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double while playing six innings at shortstop Tuesday night in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bogaerts played in Boston’s first nine games before getting hurt.

Utah opened the second half on an 8-1 run to go up 64-42, and Crowder’s 3-pointer made it 71-46 with 8:34 left in the third quarter.

Westbrook made back-to-back 3-pointers, then after a 3-point play by George, Westbrook made a jumper and a layup to cut Utah’s lead to 73-60 and bring energy back into the arena.

Gobert picked up his fifth foul with 3:46 left in the third quarter. Westbrook’s 3-pointer tied the game at 78 heading into the fourth quarter. He scored 20 points in the third.

Westbrook scored immediately at the start of the fourth to finally put the Thunder in front. Back-to-back 3s by Westbrook and Alex Abrines put Oklahoma City up 96-91, and a jumper by Westbrook with 1:24 left put Oklahoma City up 107-99.dolphins_101