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In addition to bringing in Paxton Lynch and Backpack Under Armour Steel Project 5 5 Unisex Backpack Unisex Project Under Steel Armour 566aqxXwPU for workouts, the Bills worked out nine more players on a tryout basis on Tuesday.

Defensive end Nate Orchard, wide receivers DeVier Posey and Hunter Sharp, tackle Michael Dunn, center Anthony Fabiano, guard Landon Turner, defensive tackles Christian Ringo and Jay Bromley, and quarterback Josh Woodrum were the additional players to workout for the Bills.

All eleven players had been in training camps with NFL teams until roster cuts over the weekend. Perriman, Posey and Woodrum were with the Baltimore Ravens. Orchard and Fabiano were with the Cleveland Browns. Bromley and Turner were with the New Orleans Saints. Sharpe was with the New York Giants, Dunn the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ringo the Detroit Lions and Lynch the Denver Broncos.

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Defensive end Dion Jordan practiced with the Seahawks for the first time on Monday after missing all of the preseason recovering from a “stress issue” in his leg.

Jordan was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday and has a chance to play this Sunday in Seattle’s season opener against the Denver Broncos. Head coach Pete Carroll is at least remaining open to the idea for the time being.

“We’re going to see how he does during the week,” Carroll said Monday. “We’ll go one day at a time right now. It’s been a while for him to get back. He’s a fantastic player and contributor and so we just need to see him.”

Jordan is a player Seattle is expecting to rely on this season to help replace the production of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. He recorded four sacks in five games played for the Seahawks last year and re-signed with the team this offseason after being tendered as a restricted free agent.

Whether via injuries or suspensions, Jordan hasn’t been on the field consistently enough to live up to the promise he showed as the No. 3 overall pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2013. He’s getting another chance with Seattle and will have a chance to play considerable snaps for the Seahawks this season if he can stay on the field.

“He had a really solid first day out,” Carroll said. “He had been working really hard to get to this point or we wouldn’t be able to even think like we’re thinking. In rehab, it’s been like practice for him. He’s close. We’ll see. I’m not going to be opposed to playing him this weekend.”

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The Browns might have had interest in trading for Khalil Mack but not that much interest.

The Browns’ reaction to the Bears’ trade for Mack was featured in Hard Knocks on Tuesday night. The team made it clear behind the scenes that they had no interest in giving up the draft picks or the money Chicago paid for the defensive end.

Jackson and tights end coach Greg Seamon were shown watching NFL Network when news broke of the deal.

“They’re going to trade him to the Bears,” Jackson said. “Holy smokes.”

“Oh, really?” Seamon said.

“They’re going to give them two No. 1s. Two No. 1s?! Oh, my gosh. That’s a lot,” Jackson said.

“That is a lot,” Seamon replied. “They better get him signed up for the long haul. I didn’t know they had that much [salary-cap] room.”

“More than $24 million a year,” Jackson said of Mack’s six-year, $141 million extension.

Seamon seemed stunned at the price: “Jesus, that’s quarterback money.”

The Bears gave up two first-round picks, a 2020 third-rounder and a 2019 sixth-rounder in return for Mack, a 2020 second-round choice and and a conditional 2020 fifth-round selection. They then quickly struck the record-setting deal with the 2016 defensive player of the year.

While the Browns, with the most cap space in the league, reportedly inquired with the Raiders about Mack, it’s obvious they never got seriously involved in trade talks.

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Nine days ago, Hue Jackson let it slip in a press conference that he had selected Baker Mayfield to backup Large Rose Handbag Shoulder Waterproof for Capacity Red Carrying Sling Bag Women's School Shopping Pockets Bag Bags Black Popoti Tote Backpack Bag Bag Lady Crossbody Nylon Messenger Tote AIfqB. The Browns coach, though, caught himself after realizing he hadn’t told the quarterbacks of the verdict and tried to couch it.

“I pretty much have my mind made up on where that is,” Jackson backtracked to reporters. “I haven’t set it officially so you guys can write it. I like to tell my team first before I make those decisions on what we’re doing. We will kind of go from there.”

On Tuesday, Hard Knocks let everyone behind the scenes when Jackson told the quarterbacks of his decision.

Near the end of the final episode, Jackson called Mayfield and Drew Stanton into this office to let them know the No. 1 overall choice would begin the season active on game days as the No. 2 quarterback.

“I think it’s important that I address both of you guys together first. I’ve made a decision to make Baker the backup quarterback,” Jackson told Mayfield and Stanton. “I just wanted to make sure . . . I wanted you guys to hear it from me instead of all the stuff that flies out there and all that bulls—. I think it’s important that you hear that from me. OK?

“[It’s] a lot of responsibility for you [Mayfield]. Doesn’t change for you [Stanton]. Still got to be ready to play, ready to go. But that’s the direction I want to travel. OK? So I wanted you guys to know that.”

Jackson dismissed Stanton before further addressing Mayfield, who went 35-of-61 for 501 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the preseason.

“I’m proud of what you’ve done,” Jackson told Mayfield. “You’ve come in here the right way. You’ve handled everything the right way, and I think that’s important for this football team. You’re a very talented young man. Keep grinding.

“I’m going to keep creating situations for you to even do more. You keep doing your part every day. This is going to be your life for a long time, so I hope you understand the opportunity that’s in front of you right now. But you’ve earned it. I’m not just giving it to you. You’ve earned it.”

Mayfield thanked Jackson, and the coach added, “I’m proud of you.”

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The Raiders aren’t scheduled to move into their new stadium in Las Vegas until the 2020 season, but a lawsuit set to by filed by the city of Oakland could leave the team without a place to play next year.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland City Council has authorized an anti-trust lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL regarding the team’s impending relocation to Las Vegas. It is expected to be official filed in the next few days.

In response to the impending lawsuit, the Raiders have told Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben that they won’t sign any lease extension to continue playing games at the Coliseum if the lawsuit is filed. The team is currently on a year-to-year lease with the Coliseum Authority.

“They told me we might as well take the contract and rip it up,” McKibben said.

Oakland is contracting three law firms to handle the lawsuit, which Oakland councilman Noel Gallo believes could result in up to $500 million in damages for the city.

If the Raiders don’t re-up their lease in Oakland, it would force them to look elsewhere for a temporary home until their new stadium in Las Vegas is completed.

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Le'Veon Bell ended his 2017 holdout in time to practice with the Steelers the first week of the season. He started the season opener but had only 32 yards on 10 carries against the Browns followed by 87 yards on 27 carries against the Vikings in Week Two.

The running back still hasn’t reported to the team with the 2018 season opener only five days away, and the Steelers appear ready to start James Conner even if Bell shows up before Sunday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteWallet Credit Card 'Spaghetti' Azeeda CH00006738 'Spaghetti' Azeeda Card Holder Business Business 4cUnz4A reports.

Coach Mike Tomlin said he feels more comfortable with Conner this year.

“James — the status and condition and approach of James,” Tomlin said. “Being a rookie who missed a lot of time due to soft tissue injuries and lack of general readiness to a guy who’s done the things that we outlined.”

The Steelers have a two-week roster exemption they can use on Bell, who won’t get paid until he’s on the 53-player roster. They could save $856,000 this week and another $856,000 next week if they choose that route. Bell is due to make $14.55 million under the one-year franchise tag, which he has yet to sign.

Tomlin does not know when Bell might arrive, saying Tuesday that he has not talked to Bell this week.

“Much like I’ve told you guys throughout this process when he gets here is when we will start quantifying all Le’Veon Bell-type things,” Tomlin said, via Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. “His overall readiness, the amount of time that we have between our arrival and our next competition, etc. We will weigh all of those things at the appropriate time. Right now, we are singularly focused on the guys who are here working and have been here working and building a plan around variables that we know. That’s the appropriate thing.”

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The Patriots waived receiver Amara Darboh with a failed physical designation.

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New England claimed him off waivers from the Seahawks on Sunday.

He was slowed by hip and clavicle injuries in Seattle. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Darboh underwent surgery Tuesday, although it’s unclear what type of surgery Darboh had.

Darboh was a third-round pick by the Seahawks last year and caught eight passes for 71 yards while appearing in all 16 games. Hansen was a 2017 Jets fourth-round pick and caught nine passes for 94 yards in 15 appearances as a rookie.

The Patriots now are at four receivers on the 53-man roster again.

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On Sunday Andrew Luck will play in a regular-season NFL game for the first time since the end of the 2016 season. That will be a return to the field that he once feared would never happen.

As Luck spent all of last year rehabbing from shoulder surgery, he feared he might never be able to play again.

“I was scared, scared in my core, in my insides. There was a time I was very scared about football, and about my place in football,” Luck told the Indianapolis Star.

Luck said that during the worst of his attempts to throw through shoulder pain, it nearly tore his life apart.

“I was a sad, miserable human,” he said. “I was not nice to myself, nor was I nice to anyone else. I was a miserable SOB to be around. I was nervous. I was scared.”

Now, Luck says, he’s feeling good about himself. He’ll hope that on Sunday against the Bengals, he can finally show that he’s capable of being the old Andrew Luck again.

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Davis Webb didn’t see his release coming from the Giants, but once it did and he cleared waivers, the quarterback began looking for the “best decision for me.”

Webb joined the Jets’ practice squad Tuesday.

“They showed a lot of interest and I felt wanted,” Webb said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “I’m excited to be here. There’s no doubt about that. I get to keep my house, too.”

Webb had expected to backup Eli Manning, but the Giants chose instead to keep rookie Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney. The team’s third-round pick in 2017 said the team gave him no reason for cutting him.

“I didn’t need a reason,” Webb said. “They made a decision. I didn’t agree with it. I don’t think many people did, especially my teammates. I’ve moved on and I wish them nothing but the best.”

The Jets have a rookie starter in Sam Darnold, but Webb has a chance to win the backup job in 2019 with veteran Josh McCown in that role on a one-year deal for this season.

The Jets also had quarterback Connor Cook in for a visit Tuesday.

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On the surface, the responses to the somewhat surprising decision of Nike to make Colin Kaepernick a face of the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” slogan aren’t surprising at all. On the same day the NFL issued a statement about Kaepernick so manicured and delicate that it largely states nothing, President Donald Trump offered up predictable criticism of the advertising effort. But the President ad libbed a caveat that, if heeded by his base, could go a long way toward ending the controversy created by Kaepernick’s decision to stop standing for the national anthem.

I think it’s a terrible message,” Trump told TheDailyCaller.com in an Oval Office interview regarding Nike’s decision to partner with Kaepernick. “Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent.”

That relationship apparently doesn’t give the President’s opinion any extra weight. The office he occupies obviously does.

“I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it, but I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent,” Trump said. “There’s no reason for it.”

But then he seemed to acknowledge that there is a reason for it, even if he disagrees with that reason.

“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way — I mean, I wouldn’t have done it,” Trump said. “In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”

Saying that peaceful protest “is what this country is all about” is a far cry from the knee-jerk reaction from then-candidate Trump that maybe Kaepernick should find another country. And it possibly represents an acknowledgement that Kaepernick and others have the right to peacefully protest during the anthem without being called unpatriotic, un-American, or unfit for continued residence here.

There’s no way the President will be surrendering his all-too-handy device for rallying support and/or distracting from other subjects. But if anyone heeds the viewpoint regarding this country being all about exercising certain freedoms, maybe attitudes regarding Kaepernick and other NFL players who choose to peacefully protest during the anthem will begin to change.

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The Jets signed Davis Webb to their practice squad, but he wasn’t the only free agent quarterback the team has shown interest in.

Connor Cook visited the Jets on Tuesday, a source told PFT.

The Raiders cut Cook over the weekend after trading for A.J. McCarron.

Cook, 25, entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick of Oakland in 2016. His only career start came in the postseason against the Texans as a rookie when he completed 18 of 45 passes for 161 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

He has one regular-season appearance.

The Jets have Sam Darnold as their starter, with veteran Josh McCown as the backup. They traded Teddy Bridgewater to New Orleans.


The Patriots added incentives and per-game roster bonuses to tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s contract last week, which makes it two years in a row that they have sweetened the pot for one of their best players.

Gronkowski stayed away from the team during their voluntary work this offseason, but never missed mandatory work and reported to training camp on time. With a nod to players like Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald, Gronkowski noted that holding out beyond voluntary work gets results on the contract front while saying he is content with how things have played out with the Patriots.

“I’m super satisfied with my situation,” Gronkowski said, via NESN.com. “If I wasn’t, I would try to pull a move like they did. It works out. You get rewarded for holding out. But I’m not frustrated at all or anything. I’m super satisfied and just ready to go. Ready to play. That’s my main focus.”

While it wasn’t frustrating, Gronkowski said it is “definitely a relief to have that all out of the way” and declared himself happy to have his focus solely on playing the Texans this weekend. Given that his new incentives are tied to playing time and production, a fast start to the year would benefit all involved.

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Giants coach Pat Shurmur isn’t afraid to use Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkley in the return game.

Shurmur said Tuesday on WFAN 660 that the team would use their offensive weapons strategically in the return game, leaving open the possibility that Beckham could return some punts this season and Barkley some kickoffs.

“There’s no reason we can’t,” Shurmur said on his radio show, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

Beckham returned 21 punts as a rookie, averaging 8.1 yards per return with a long of 25. But after becoming such a valuable receiver, Beckham had only 12 returns over the past three seasons combined. He had none last season when he played only four games.

Shurmur said after the Giants made Barkley the No. 2 overall pick that they could use the former Penn State star as a kickoff returner in some situations. Barkley returned 15 kickoffs for 426 yards and two touchdowns last season.


Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald isn’t the highest-paid defensive player in the league anymore, but he is the owner of a handsome new contract that comes with high expectations for how he will perform in the years to come.

While Donald was making a guest appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio, he was asked if he felt increased pressure to reach those expectations as a result of the new contract. Donald said he did feel that way, but also felt more motivated than he did before signing the deal.

“You could say that,” Donald said. “I feel like if I say it wouldn’t then I’d be lying. Mr. [Stan] Kroenke invested into me. I feel like I’m that type of player to help the organization. If anything, it just motivated me to work even harder. I just don’t want to let them down. I’m watching film right now. So, it just make you want to work even that much harder. So just work, continue to grind and lead by example. The way I work, you catch on and get this thing going.”

One would imagine the Rams don’t harbor any fears that Donald will either slack off or crumble under the weight of his new deal. They’ll get their first chance to see a return on their investment on Monday night against the Raiders.

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Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards was suspended from his Big Ten Network job over tweets about Michigan’s football team, and now he says he was drinking and tweeting.

Edwards, a former Michigan star who has feuded with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, tweeted his disapproval of Harbaugh’s team, particularly center Cesar Ruiz and quarterback Shea Patterson.

“Ruiz is weak, line is weak, shea is scared, f–king Michigan offense is so predictable,” Edwards wrote at the end of Michigan’s loss to Notre Dame. “Michigan football is sadly one thing……Trash.”

Edwards told the Detroit News that he knows he went overboard but he also thinks the substance of his criticism of the Michigan football program is valid.

“Was the original tweet a little excessive?” Edwards said. “I admit I was excessive and emotional and inebriated. Mix those together. But the focus of my tweets remains intact. I stand by that. I was over-excessive Saturday night at 10:29, but I don’t back down on my overall stance as an alum and a fan. I’ve always defended Michigan. Even this year, I was high on Michigan.”

Edwards has twice been arrested for drunk driving, and both times his blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.16 or higher, twice the legal limit of 0.08. So he acknowledged this isn’t the first time he’s gotten himself in trouble when he was inebriated.

“I’ve been through DUIs. I’ve been through so much, so I don’t care. I’m tough. I can eat this. It doesn’t bother me,” Edwards said. “The backlash doesn’t bother me. But ultimately, my thing is, we have to address the issue. They’re 0-17 against ranked teams on the road. You’ve had 40 games in [Harbaugh’s] tenure to figure it out. . . . I’m a Michigan alum waiting for them to turn the corner.”

Edwards was the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft and played eight NFL seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2007. Harbaugh was the 26th overall pick in the 1987 NFL draft and played 14 NFL seasons, and later coached the 49ers for four years.