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Charlie Ebersol, the co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, told Florio that the league has yet to establish a policy regarding players who protest during the national anthem.

And judging by his performance where he throttled Lane, a bright future is ahead of him.

The two heavyweights charged at each other full force and tossed heavy leather at one another at a frantic pace.

But Hardy would be the first to connect with a huge right hand that crumbled Lane to the canvas.

The stadium was built on the site of the old Gator Bowl and opened in time for the Jaguars’ expansion team to enter the league in 1995. It has previously been called Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and Alltel Stadium.

In addition to hosting the Jaguars, the stadium is used for the annual Florida-Georgia game and an annual bowl game.

This year the stadium will seat more fans, as the Jaguars are pulling out the tarps that blocked seats for many years when the team struggled to sell tickets. The Jaguars have also announced that they’re raising ticket prices.

While offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has put more on quarterback Matthew Stafford’s plate as a reaction to their running back and offensive line issues over the years, that is going to have to change at some point. With three top-100 picks spent on offensive linemen over the last three drafts, along with the price tags of T.J. Lang and Ricky Wagner, Detroit should be able to run the ball this year with even just a functional back.

New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman has lymphoma

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma and will soon begin treatment, and he said he is encouraged by the prognosis.

Gettleman, hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Reese, released a statement Tuesday about his health. He said he recently underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.

The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.

Gettleman said he plans to continue working as much as the treatment process will allow.

At the end of his statement in which he also thanked Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch for their support and encouragement, Gettleman added: I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.

Assistant general manager Kevin Abrams is likely to assume some of Gettleman’s duties while the GM is undergoing treatments.

As a rookie last season, Walker slimmed down to about 238 pounds in order to be more of an outside pass rushing threat. This season, he’s back at 280 and playing inside along the defensive line.

He feels this should tip the scales back in his favor. After all, it’s a similar weight from when he flourished at Florida State and became a second-round pick.

Knowing what weight to play at, what I’m playing — smooth sailing, Walker said. Just do my job and get better every day.

Walker began slimming down as a contingency plan when linebacker Shane Ray suffered a left wrist injury in training camp last July. Denver’s defense features a 3-4 scheme and it’s predicated on a multitude of pass rushers to assist Von Miller.

The clumsy, ineffective manner in which the owners have handled the anthem controversy suggests that it would be helpful to have the perspective of an owner who represents a community whose members genuinely believe that they face constant threats to life and liberty via interactions with law enforcement officials. But the NFL still has no African-American controlling owner, and the NFL likely won’t have one any time soon.

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It was fixed really well this time, Anzalone said, via Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune.

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With Spellman, DiVincenzo (most outstanding player in the Final Four), Eric Paschall, Phil Booth and five-star freshman Jahvon Quinerly, the Wildcats would have a solid argument for the No. 1 spot on the board. Both DiVincenzo and Spellman, however, could sneak into the first round and make guaranteed money. Might be too much to pass up.

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Undersized at 5-foot-9, Wilson ran 63 percent of his routes from the slot last season, though he did play outside more often earlier in his career. His 6.4-yard aDOT the past two seasons is sixth-lowest among 85 wide receivers with 100-plus targets during the span. Interestingly, it’s slightly higher than the 6.3 mark of Landry, who is the man Wilson figures to replace as Miami’s primary slot man. Landry soaked up 9.5 targets per game in that role the past three years, and though Wilson is unlikely to match anything close to that, his hefty paycheck should assure him a significant workload. Miami had a third wide receiver on the field for 87 percent of pass plays last season, which was behind only the Los Angeles Rams (92 percent) for highest in the league.

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Houston was at the beginning stages of a rebuild that eventually culminated in the franchise winning its first World Series title in 2017 when Happ arrived and he was never comfortable there. The 6-foot-5 lefty was dealt to Toronto in 2012 and his career ended up back on track.
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It’s a career that with 100 wins looming and a 20-win season, Opening Day start and parts of 12 big-league seasons, the 35-year-old is content with – though he thinks he has many more years he can compete effectively.

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Bryant’s value as a free agent is inflated, as his name carries more weight than his game does. Witten is on his way to Monday Night Football and then the Pro Football Hall of Fame as one of the most beloved Cowboys ever. He has the most receptions and receiving yards in the history of the franchise.

When you add it all up, the younger, more versatile roster is a net gain for Prescott. His familiarity with Bryant and Witten will be hard to duplicate, but the production won’t be.

Bryant and Witten combined for 219 of the team’s 485 receiving targets last season, or 45 percent. They turned those targets into 132 of the team’s 305 receptions, or 42 percent. That quantity did not lead to quality for Prescott during his sophomore slump. The QB felt pressure to get the ball deep to Bryant despite the receiver’s drop-off in ability on those routes. Witten from game to game was either a busy target or a total afterthought; an inconsistent option. Williams, once a field-stretcher outside, has become pedestrian.

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They are part of a class out to reverse the trends after more Browns front-office and roster refurbishing. New general manager John Dorsey and third-year coach Hue Jackson will oversee the on-field rebuild. The installment plan featured a flurry of trade activity that landed players such as Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall before what could be considered the Browns’ most important NFL Draft since the franchise returned to Cleveland in 1999.

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ESPN: Finally, do you think the coverage of Kyle has been fair? In Toronto, we’ve had anonymous sources talking about Mike Babcock steamrolling him or now saying the decision to promote him cost the Leafs two executives, and of course all the Harry Potter jokes you could deal with.

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Lang praised new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, and Lang said the players are anxious to get things rolling.

I can just tell you everyone is excited just to get back to work and working hard, Lang said. Obviously, we’ve got some high expectations in our room and we’re just going to keep working hard to make sure that when the time comes to put the helmet on we’re taking the steps in the right direction.

The Lions have been competitive for the most part recent years, a far cry from the persistent struggles of a decade ago. And it would be fitting if the Lions, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the season without a win, would finally find a way to win in the postseason.

I really like Sam Darnold. And there are some nice pieces on this team. But forgive me, Jets fans: I just don’t see a team whose top skill players are guys like Isaiah Crowell and Quincy Enunwa being in the mix for the playoffs. Even in the AFC.
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Bennett’s absence is not related to his ongoing legal matter, according to coach Doug Pederson, who took Bennett’s absence in stride.

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It is also the first time in Keenum’s seven-year career that he will work through OTAs, minicamp and training camp with the knowledge that he is the starter. After leading the Minnesota Vikings to an 11-3 record in his starts last season, Keenum aims to lead the Broncos out of the 5-11 hole of 2017.

It feels good, I like it, Keenum said of knowing he’s the starter. I like competing, knowing my place and knowing my role. There’s some comfortableness with that and puts some things at ease and lets you go out there and play, lets you cut it loose. It’s nice. … I’m just trying to earn the right to lead these guys. … I want to earn that right every day that I’m here, that’s how I view the position. … I want my actions to speak louder than the words.

The Broncos’ receivers, including Emmanuel Sanders, have talked of Keenum’s accuracy and his ability to control the offense in the team’s early workouts. But Tuesday was the first time the Broncos could work offense against defense in drills, and Keenum showed his comfort level with the offense to this point with a pile of completions in the team drills.

This is Case’s first chance to really be the guy, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said. So, he’s excited, I’m excited for him. For his entire career he’s been a backup and become the starter because of injury most of the time. This is his first time being the guy. It’s good for him. … It’s good to have a guy in place.

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Long was out in NYC when we asked if he’s still celebrating the Eagles’ victory over the New England Patriots — he isn’t — then we asked what huge party spot he hit to turn up after the historic win.

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Whether shady dealings happen or not, the NFL will set out to combat the skeptics.

Gamblers are maybe the most voracious consumers of sports. With stakes on the line, fans will cling to every point scored and every second of the clock, even if the competition is otherwise boring or already decided. This is especially true among a younger generation of fans.

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Vance Joseph is all aboard the same give Paxton Lynch a chance to develop train John Elway is currently conducting.

In theory, Joseph and Elway’s confidence in Lynch’s career revival behind Keenum makes sense. Lynch was always considered a project, even when Denver outraced the Dallas Cowboys to take him with the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Now, the former Memphis QB finally has some time to develop his big toolbox without the pressure of getting ready week in and week out for NFL defenses.

Yet of the top 10 or so quarterbacks in the league the past two decades, not many — and likely not any — have started their careers with a 1-3 win-loss record, four touchdowns to four picks ratio, a minuscule 76.7 quarterback rating and 18 sacks taken; and bounced back to become elite.

Denver’s brass certainly sounds like it’s hoping Lynch can change that, particularly with the decision to pick up his fifth-year option looming about 12 months away.

We’ve been in contact with Ereck, Shurmur said Saturday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. It’s our understanding that he’s in good shape. Again, I can’t wait for him to be here. I’ve mentioned it in the past, there were some things last year that he did very good. I look forward to him being here, and getting to work with him.

It’s just like the old offense we used to run, Martin said. It’s a real good feeling. I’m picking it up pretty fast.

After three Penn State-Rutgers head-to-head battles, Martin suddenly is in the same meeting rooms as Barkley. They both went to high school in Pennsylvania and nearly were Rutgers teammates in a crowded backfield before Barkley flipped his commitment.

We’re going to get each other better, Martin said. He’s from PA and I support every PA back. We’ve been keeping our head in the playbook, helping each other.

On certain practice reps, Barkley and Martin are taking handoffs from former Michigan quarterback John O’Korn. That’s a lot of Big Ten blood.

There are a lot of Big Ten players here, and it’s a good feeling to know you played in one of the best conferences in the world, Martin said. It prepared me. The Big Ten speed of the game got me ready for this right now.
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In his first year with the team in 2016, Fleener caught 50 passes for 631 yards and three touchdowns. Last year, it was thought he might be settling in better after catching five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings in Week 1, but before he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 2 with a concussion he had amassed just 22 catches for 295 yards and two touchdowns.

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The Saints may end up leaning heavily on Watson, whom they re-signed this offseason to a one-year deal. Josh Hill will also undoubtedly remain heavily involved with the offense, while Michael Hoomanawanui continues to make cameos.