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Terrance West visited Colts on Tuesday

Running back Terrance West continues to look for a job. He visited the Colts on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

He visited the Eagles last week.

West, 27, appeared in only five games for the Ravens last season before injuring his quadriceps on October 8. Alex Collins became the lead back in West’s absence last season, making West an inactive on game day upon his return.

So, no, this isn’t about integrity. This is about the NFL finally having a clear, pressing reason to do what it should have been doing all along: Striving to get every call right in every game, with no tolerance for the concept of human error.

Cornerback Marcus Peters, who just joined the team in the offseason, was more direct with his opinion on Donald’s situation.

“Pay the man,” Peters said.

Donald is in the final year of his rookie contract, where he’s scheduled to make $6.89 million. The Rams said they want to sign Donald long term, but can place the franchise tag on him if they don’t reach an agreement by next season.

New Rams cornerback Aqib Talib was more reserved about Donald’s situation and indicated everything will shake out the way it’s meant to.

“Aaron is a vet, man,” Talib said. “He’s going to take care of his own business. What’s his business is his business.”

“I think I showed that I sit for a few days, then come off the bench and contribute,” Frazier said Sunday morning. “I can do that. I just want to be here.”

Frazier did do a lot of sitting last week – five days in a row, actually – before going 1 for 2 with two walks and an opposite-field double in the Yankees’ 8-3 win on Saturday night.

“For the week we’ve had with the weather and for him having to sit for a few days and then go up there and the first couple of at-bats completely control the strike zone is a tribute to how much work he’s done and where he’s at as a hitter right now,” Boone said. “So I’m really proud of the at-bats that he was able to string together. I think it says a lot about the progress he’s made as a hitter.” ravens_111

Payton would ‘absolutely’ consider Adrian Peterson

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton emphasized Saturday following the team’s rookie minicamp practice that he doesn’t have current plans to bring in a veteran running back in light of Mark Ingram ‘s pending four-game suspension.

Peterson found himself behind Ingram and Kamara on the depth chart, but the Saints believed they could make it work with the trio to start the regular season.

Nevertheless, the Saints eventually traded Peterson to the Cardinals on Oct. 10 after four regular-season games. Peterson’s stop in New Orleans resulted in 81 yards rushing on 27 carries, averaging 3 yards per attempt, and two catches for 4 yards.

He had better success in Arizona with a featured role, totaling 448 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 129 carries before a neck injury landed him on injured reserve to close out the season.

The Cardinals released Peterson on March 13, and the 12th-year pro has since spent time training and posting workout videos on social media while waiting for his next opportunity.

Edmunds inked the deal on the second day of Rookie Minicamp.

The No. 16 overall pick totaled 100 tackles, 10 sacks, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his final two seasons at Virginia Tech.

The 20-year old rookie is eager to compete for a starting role within the Bills ‘ defense.

I’m a young guy, but at the same time I’m a very mature guy, Edmunds said per the team’s official website. I’ve been around older guys all my life. I know this is a different stage, but I’m a mature guy and my parents did a good job of raising me. So I’ll compete with those other guys and work for my spot and work to play my role on this team.

The remaining unsigned players of the 2018 draft class are No. 7 overall pick quarterback Josh Allen and third-round selection defensive tackle Harrison Phillips.

For now, the Saints aren’t in the market to bring in a veteran to bolster the backfield with Ingram’s looming suspension. The team appears comfortable with Kamara, Jonathan Williams, Daniel Lasco, Trey Edmunds and rookie Boston Scott. colts_018

Miami would love to trade up for Saquon Barkley or Baker Mayfield, but they don’t want to give up their second rounder to do it.

The Raiders are looking at offensive linemen, especially Kolton Miller. But if Smith is available here, they would gladly take him.

Instead, they’ll likely pass on a quarterback and get a top linebacker like Edmunds.

Denver uses the first of its two first-rounders (after the trade with Buffalo) on the athletic Boise State linebacker. If the Broncos trade down to No. 12 and Minkah Fitzpatrick is still on the board, they might flip spots with the Packers or Cardinals to get another mid-round pick.

18. Seahawks — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa: Once overflowing with burgeoning talent in the secondary, Pete Carroll’s defense has entered a full-on rebuild amid the departure of Richard Sherman, among others. Seattle’s Cover 3 scheme would afford Jackson a role in which he could make lots of plays on the ball after he led the Football Bowl Subdivision with eight interceptions last year.

DJ Moore, WR, Maryland: After dispatching Dez Bryant, Dallas has a need at wide receiver too large to ignore. Moore thrives on creating separation and picking up yards after the catch on out routes and screens, which would be a boon for Dak Prescott. 

The Round 2 rankings feature a new clubhouse leader — one that opened the season at 200-1 odds — while the Sharks surge and the Predators plunge.

“I played one game, and the coaches didn’t like it,” Martin says now. “I’m a little more old-school: my play won’t be perfect the first game or two back, but I’ll work through it, get back into shape, and the ankle will start to feel better and instinct will take over. The coaches recommended I go down [to the AHL] if I wanted to play. It was tough to swallow at first. As an athlete, we’re often selfish and stubborn and we don’t see the big picture. I’m perfectly fine, I thought. Then it started to seep into my head, OK, maybe I’m not.”

Martin reported to the Sharks’ AHL affiliate, the Barracuda. At age 36, the 13-year NHL veteran was making his minor league debut. He was at least a decade older than all but two of his AHL teammates. (The average age of the defensive group was 22.14.) He took a bus trip for the first time since … well, he can’t quite remember. Martin also flew economy. On his first trip, he got an A boarding group in Southwest; after that he wasn’t so lucky.canucks_678

Adam Schefter: Giants are open to trading Odell Beckham

There have been a variety of reports regarding whether or not the New York Giants are looking to trade Odell Beckham Jr., but ESPN’s Adam Schefter says we need look no further than what one of the team’s owners said about the star wide receiver in order to uncover the truth.

In an appearance on Golic and Wingo Tuesday morning, Schefter said with certainty that the Giants are listening to offers for Beckham. He said the way team owner John Mara criticized Beckham’s off-field behavior over the weekend was very telling.

It takes coaching and all of the things out of this when you go and sit there and watch it. Anyone can do that. I can bring [anyone] in there [to watch video] and say, ‘The left guard is pulling, and they’re blocking down in a combination down on the linebacker.’ Anyone can figure that out [with video]. But that’s what we’re supposed to do as coaches.

Quite reasonably, the competition committee’s McKay said that really good coaches will find a way to use to their advantage. But the coaches weren’t having it.

Dauer, 65, was unaware he was bleeding in his brain after he slipped and fell the night before the Astros’ World Series championship parade. He attended the parade before he left and went to the hospital, undergoing a three-hour surgery.

Dauer spent his entire 10-year major league career in Baltimore and won the 1983 World Series with the Orioles.

Matt Chapman, (R), 55 percent, Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (Cole Hamels): I’ve got to cheat a bit on the 50 percent threshold as a public service to ensure Chapman gets on more rosters and not just for a matchup against Hamels. He was a bit overshadowed by Matt Olson last year, but he also put together a great second half. He also did it on both sides of the ball, and while defense doesn’t directly relate to fantasy — in that it’s not captured as a scoring device in many (or any ) leagues — it does play a role in who starts. Chapman’s Gold Glove-caliber defense ensures his lineup spot. Righties had a 266-point OPS advantage against Hamels, as compared to lefties last year with a .749 OPS.

Ryan Flaherty (L), 3 percent, Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals (A.J. Cole): Flaherty is firing on all cylinders after securing a strong-side platoon role at third base in Atlanta (still needs a few games to earn that 3B eligibility), so let’s play the hot hand a bit. The 31-year-old utility man always has been more of a defense-only than defense-first player, but he has hits in his first three games, including four on Saturday. Cole allowed lefties to hit .320/.421/.553 off him last year. He actually dominated righties, creating an interesting split, in which his batting average against lefties (.320) was greater than his slugging percentage against righties (.315).
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Jonathan Stewart feels he has a lot left in the tank

Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman brought in a familiar face from his days with the Panthers this week as part of his attempt to build a better running game for the 2018 season.

Running back Jonathan Stewart signed with the Giants after being released by Gettleman’s former employers in a move that didn’t come as much of a surprise. Stewart has seen his average yards per carry drop from 4.1 to 3.4 over the last two years and he’ll turn 31 later this month to complete a combo that often foreshadows further slippage for a back.

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Thomas Rawls, the running back who has had some big moments but also some disappointing moments in Seattle, was not tendered. As a rookie in 2015, Rawls averaged 5.6 yards a carry. But he averaged just 3.2 yards a carry in 2016 and just 2.7 yards a carry in 2017.

If that sounds like those “we don’t get paid unless we get money for you!” TV commercials, it should. The law firms with whom Oakland officials are talking would take the case on a contingency fee, giving them a large chunk of the recovery (if any) but providing them with no hourly fees or other invoices along the way.

It also sounds as if the law firms will front all expenses, and eat them if the case ends up failing. That makes it a low-risk, nothing-to-lose venture for the government officials who would love to place blame and/or get a pound, or more, of flesh.49ers_136

The Jags knew what they were doing when they acquired Bouye from the Texans in free agency before the season.

Graham has been a stud edge rusher in Philadelphia for eight seasons, and he has been as good as (if not better than) ever in 2017. The 29-year-old set a new career high with 9.5 sacks. He also added two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

He set a new career high with six interceptions and earned his first Pro Bowl nod as an elite cover man in Jacksonville’s stout defense.

The Patriots, who saw their eight-game winning streak and 14-game road winning streaks snapped in a “Monday Night Football” defeat in Miami, fall one spot. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles spiral out of the top five thanks to Carson Wentz’s season-ending injury. And the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons all make big moves up the list on the heels of important home victories.

Jordan Chunn, RB, Troy — Chunn battled injuries as a senior, but his best game was a 191-yard outburst in Troy’s win over LSU. He ran for 774 yards and 10 touchdowns last season after rushing for nearly 1,300 yards and 16 scores as a junior. The 6-1, 235-pound Alabama native showed off good hands and power running at the East-West Shrine Game.

William Dissly, TE, Washington — Dissly wasn’t used much as a pass catcher at Washington, with only 21 catches for 289 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. But he has excellent hands and is a good route runner. Ideal size for a tight end at 6-4, 267, Dissly caught three passes for 33 yards in the NFLPA Bowl while proving himself as a solid blocker.

Philly has a ton of pass rushers (check), multiple running backs who can both pound the ball and put up numbers in the pass game (check), a streaky quarterback who can make big throws (check), a diverse set of pass catchers who can take the top off a defense (check), a strong offensive line (check) and an underrated defensive secondary capable of making plays (check). chargers_071

Broncos’ Vance Joseph on change at QB: ‘Anything’s possible’

With a third consecutive turnover-filled loss, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he wasn’t ready to announce a quarterback change immediately following Monday night’s 29-19 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but that doesn’t mean he won’t consider it Tuesday.

The Coyotes got on the board 11:36 into the second when Jason Demers took a feed from Clayton Keller and his point shot eluded a partially screened Howard.

But the Red Wings didn’t allow the Coyotes a chance to start feeling good. Mantha made it 3-1 at 13:03, chipping a pass from Andreas Athanasiou behind Wedgewood.

“He has done great with them and is recruiting well. The job they’re doing there is outstanding.”

Both Virginia Tech and Miami have first-year starters at quarterback, and both have been successful. Miami’s Malik Rosier has completed 56.7 percent of his passes for just under 296 yards a game. Virginia Tech’s Josh Jackson has a 62.3 completion percentage for 254 yards a game. They don’t have impressive rushing numbers — Rosier is averaging 30 yards a game on the ground, Jackson 24 — but they both have shown the ability to escape.

“He’s a very dynamic athlete,” Foster said of Rosier.

“You can’t say enough about him,” Richt said of Jackson. Casey has played in three Ryder Cups, making a big putt in a pivotal match at Oakland Hills in 2004 while playing with David Howell, and ending a match at The K Club two years later with a hole-in-one.heat_012

Marshawn Lynch and Macklemore team up to make fun of Tom Brady in ‘Marmalade’ video

Macklemore and Lil Yachty have a video out for their new single, “Marmalade.” It features a significant amount of underage driving, Marshawn Lynch, and some jokes at Tom Brady’s expense.

In the video, little kid versions of Macklemore and Lil Yachty and their friends go into a stadium to steal Brady’s jersey from the locker room. They walk past a room full of guys deflating footballs, and then little Lil Yachty karate kicks open the locker room door. Go big or go home.

All of Matthews’ tattoos have special sentimental value to him. He has inspirational quotes on his arm, and he has an image of his children, Zayden and Penelope, depicted as Greek gods. Above the image are the words “The World is Yours.”

The tattoo honoring the Obamas carries the same meaning for Matthews’ children.

“Something that symbolizes that the world is theirs,” Matthews said. “You can do anything you put your mind to.

“My kids are minorities, and we need more minority role models in the upper areas in this nation and world in general, and what greater role models than the Obamas?”

The Titans finished last season 9-7 and missed the playoffs, but Matthews had a career year. He finished with 945 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. With the additions of Eric Decker and rookie Corey Davis, the Titans offense should be more productive this year.

Matthews should be a big factor in the Titans’ offensive plans this season after the way he played in 2016. He’ll have a chance to show his children that he can do anything he puts his mind to on the field, as well.

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Former Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was vital in Tuesday’s victory for the Bulls.

Midseason boosts. The overall numbers from Kyle Korver and Deron Williams, the two veterans Cleveland brought in during the season, have not been too gaudy, but each has filled his role admirably to this points. Williams is giving the Cavs 16.0 minutes per game in the playoffs and has made nine of the 15 3-pointers he has attempted — at 60.0 percent, he’s been the team’s most accurate shooter in the postseason (discounting Derrick Williams, who made the one 3-pointer he attempted).

Korver has been even better, and was critical to the Cavs keeping up with the Raptors in the two games in Toronto. On Sunday in the sweep game, he had 18 points and five rebounds, making four of six from the 3-point line. In Game 3, he scored 14 points, also making four of his six 3-point attempts. He has been a combined plus-29 in Cleveland’s four playoff road games.

Former Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was vital in Tuesday’s victory for the Bulls. The 31-year-old Rondo was just one rebound shy of a triple-double with 11 points and nine rebounds to go with 14 assists.

The Celtics were delivered a gut punch even before the series began when the sister of All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas died Saturday in a single-car accident. Thomas still scored 33 points in Sunday’s 106-102 Game 1 loss, but was visibly emotional on the bench.

The 28-year-old Celtics point guard scored a team-high 20 points on Tuesday, but the Celtics could not overcome the hot shooting of the Bulls. Chicago was 51 percent from the floor as Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade both scored 22 points.

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The questions don’t end with those two players.

Although he’s sticking around this year, he carries a cap hit of $13.2 million in 2018, according to Over The Cap. Sherman also turns 30 next year, and cornerbacks are notorious for not aging gracefully. Look no further than Darrelle Revis to see how fast an elite cornerback can fall off. Cutting Sherman in 2018 would save the Seahawks $11 against the cap.

Schneider and Sherman were unusually candid about the trade rumors, with the GM telling media that “what you’ve seen in the news lately is real” and Sherman telling The MMQB that there’s “no bad blood” over the trade talks. Both sides are playing nice for now, but it seems pretty obvious that they’re preparing for a divorce.

Then there’s Chancellor, who is the same age as Sherman and set for free agency next year. Would the Seahawks be willing to give another long-term contract to a soon-to-be 30-year-old safety? Seattle wasn’t shy about stocking up on safeties in the draft, taking Delano Hill in the third round, Tedric Thompson in the fourth, and Mike Tyson in the sixth. It’s probably safe to assume that Schneider is already looking for Chancellor’s eventual replacement.

The questions don’t end with those two players. Thomas carries a cap hit of $10.4 million in both 2017 and 2018, and if he’s not the same player after a broken leg, what then? DeShawn Shead is already recovering from a torn ACL, and probably won’t be ready for Week 1 this year. No matter what happens in 2017, the Seahawks’ secondary is due for a makeover sooner rather than ever.
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