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Happ lasted only 4 1/3 innings, throwing 96 pitches.

Judge struck out in his first at-bat and in the ninth but doubled down the left-field line in the third inning, crushing a Happ slider.

The 33-year-old cornerback reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. He figures to be a reserve in Paul Guenther’s defense — the Raiders defensive coordinator was a Cincinnati Bengals assistant when Hall was selected by the franchise in the first round of the 2007 draft.

Hall, a Vista, Calif. native, appeared in nine games last year with the San Francisco 49ers and made one start, recording 16 tackles. The 12-year veteran spent his first nine seasons with the Bengals, earning All-Pro honors in 2009. He has 27 career interceptions.

No chance,” Ash said Thursday following his team’s seventh spring practice — the midway point for the Scarlet Knights’ spring-training schedule.

Don’t mistake Ash’s terse statement as an indication that he’s not please with the progress his quarterbacks have made this spring.

We’re making a lot of progress,” Ash said. Really happy with the group overall. When you look at last year, Gio (Rescigno) was basically the lone soldier here in spring practice. We’ve got a much more competitive room. We’ve got playmakers in the room and competition (and) chemistry is great. They’re getting better but we’ve got so far to go before we even start thinking about making a decision on who is going to be a starter in September.

So there will be no chance that a starter will be named after spring.”



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Ereck Flowers was a no-show for Giants workouts

The guy the Giants were worried about showing up showed up.

But the Giants didn’t have perfect attendance today.

According to Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record, the Giants former left tackle wasn’t on hand when the team began its voluntary offseason conditioning program.

He posted some photos on social media of workouts, but he wasn’t at the Giants facility with his teammates (including Odell Beckham Jr.).

Sixth, a good agent will study rosters and depth charts and coaching staffs and schemes, identifying the best destination for the player’s short-term and long-term interests and embark on a plan to get him there.

Seventh, a good agent will sell his client relentlessly, working scouts, coaches, owners, and media to make the players as desirable as possible.

Eighth, a good agent will try to thread the needle, getting the player in the best spot to thrive. For some players, it’s not about getting drafted as high as possible; it’s about getting drafted in the right spot. A good agent can help make that happen. By having no agent, the player is rolling the dice.

There were several questions about what led to Griffin’s signing during the event, but those weren’t the only times that the quarterback position came up for discussion. The prospect of drafting a quarterback has come up at other points this offseason and Newsome and Harbaugh were asked if Griffin’s signing would affect the team’s draft plans.

Newsome said it didn’t change anything from his perspective and then turned the microphone over to Harbaugh.

“Yes, I feel the same way,” Harbaugh said. “Pick the best player for us, and there are a lot of things that go into that. Could be a quarterback, could be a defensive tackle.”

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said early in the offseason that he thought there were bigger needs to address than a young quarterback to groom behind Joe Flacco, but DeCosta said more recently that it is never too soon to take a player they like. Taking a flier on Griffin after a year out of the game shouldn’t impact that view and it doesn’t appear that it will.



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Report: Geno Smith, Chargers Agree to Contract After 1 Season with Giants

Quarterback Geno Smith is on the move again after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Smith has spent the first five years of his NFL career in New York, starting with the Jets from 2013-16. His best season came in 2014, when he threw for 2,525 yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a 59.7 completion percentage.

After playing behind one iron-man quarterback with the Giants, Smith will be doing the same in 2018 with Philip Rivers, who became entrenched as the team’s starter after two years as a backup.

Since 2006, Rivers has started 192 straight regular-season games. He’s still playing at a high level, even at the age of 36, throwing for 4,515 yards and 28 touchdowns last season.

Cardale Jones, who has thrown 11 passes in two campaigns, was the only other quarterback on Los Angeles’ roster.

Smith’s signing gives head coach Anthony Lynn more depth at the most important position heading into the season as the Chargers look to return to the playoffs after a four-year absence.

Ben Richardson was nearly perfect in Loyola’s drubbing of the Wildcats, as he hit 7 of 10 shots — including 6 of 7 from deep — for a game-high 23 points with six rebounds and four assists.

Charles Matthews was terrific for the Wolverines in Saturday’s win, recording a game-high 17 points while adding a team-high eight rebounds.

Every win from here on out is a program record for Loyola, as the 32-win Ramblers are well past their 29-2 pace from 1962-63.

This is Michigan’s eighth Final Four trip, but just its second since the two trips vacated by the Fab Five.

These teams played three times between 1953 and 1969, with Michigan winning twice.



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Projecting the starting defense for the 49ers.

C Justin Britt will remain with the Seahawks.

We all understood different aspects, we helped each other.Which now that he has retired, never occur again.Coming from it means a lot because knows baseball.They can play.But he’s also approachable, friendly and nice.Of course it’s a dirty play.

late and early 1996, and Zarb met informally to discuss the possibility of a business transaction between A & A and Aon.While this has become expected from the 30-year-old, he drastically improved his at the plate.I hate when people say, ‘Oh, he’s running hard,’ like I’ve been a lazy player, McGee said.And the smallest kid on the court wasn’t done.was added to the roster ahead of the team’s four-game road trip.

This does make some sense. Darnold needs a year or two before he’ll be ready to really make a positive impact in the NFL, and Cleveland has Tyrod Taylor as a very serviceable bridge.

The Browns have already dined with Darnold, showing there’s a ton of interest.

LB NaVorro Bowman: Unless his market really heats up, Bowman looks destined to land back in Oakland with the Raiders.

S Tyvon Branch: After a strong year in Arizona, Branch could follow former Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher to the New York Giants.

RB Adrian Peterson: He might want a chance to play for the Houston Texans, but Peterson’s best bet might be to wait out the market and find an opportunity later in the summer. A return to Arizona isn’t off the table, either.



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It’s a fair deal for both sides, and that first Seahawks-49ers game can’t get here soon enough.

None of them provided anything more than short-term success (at best) for various reasons ranging from injury to simply not being as good as hoped.

In the process, some of the best years in future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson’s storied career elapsed without a Super Bowl appearance. The same goes for other Vikings standouts no longer in the league like Chad Greenway, Jared Allen and Kevin Williams.

Minnesota was running the same risk of letting another window close on a new generation of defensive stalwarts by not having a difference-maker under center. That became evident in last season’s NFC title game when Keenum came crashing back to earth in a blowout loss at Philadelphia.
The contract, according to reports, is really a one-year, $9 million deal with incentives.

If Sherman makes the Pro Bowl in 2018, the Niners will pay him $3 million and trigger $16 million in guarantees over the next two seasons.

General manager John Lynch & Co.

would be assuming some risk by paying Sherman through his age-32 campaign, but the structure of the deal allows the Niners to stay out of danger if Sherman doesn’t return to form.

History teaches us that the Mariners will try, and that, somehow, misfortune will befall them. There’s no underlying metric telling us that the Mariners are trapped in a Metsian version of “Groundhog Day,” that they’ll keep tripping over their own shoelaces until the eventual heat death of the universe. At some point, they will break through.

It just looks unlikely that it will be this year, or any year in the near future. This may be the final chapter of this version of the Mariners. Dipoto may want to do his best to make this chapter as strong as he can. The sequel is probably a long way off.

RB Isaiah Crowell, Jets Grade: C- In a league in which the Patriots and Eagles rode a flotilla of low-cost running backs to the Super Bowl, the Jets appear insistent upon having two veteran backs making meaningful money at all times.



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Jordy Nelson signs with Raiders

The meeting between former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and the Oakland Raiders began on Wednesday and apparently rolled right into Thursday. As you can imagine, that was a sign that things went pretty well.

So well, in fact, that Nelson decided against leaving Oakland for his other visits with the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints and instead has signed on as the newest offensive weapon for the Jon Gruden-led Raiders.

As former Packer James Jones reported, Nelson and the Raiders have agreed on a two-year deal worth $15 million, with $13 million
guaranteed.

In the letter, they asked for additional documents and communications about staffing decisions and for interviews with a number of senior White House and State Department officials appointed by Trump.

The list of officials they want to speak with includes the department’s chief and deputy chief of staff, director and deputy director of policy planning, and White House adviser and liaison. The committee also wants to interview the president’s deputy assistant for presidential personnel, Sean Doocey, and deputy White House counsel Makan Delrahim.

The whistleblower’s evidence appears to confirm a report from last year in Politico that Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a State Department staffer who worked on the Iran deal, was reassigned after critical stories about her appeared in conservative media.

Lynch has been the better back recently, as he ran 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 per carry) and seven touchdowns last year.

D.J. Hayden will become Jacksonville’s new nickel corner.

Despite a disappointing career riddled with injuries, the former Raiders first rounder nets a reported $21 million over three years to bolster what’s probably the best secondary in the NFL. He becomes the Jags’ new No. 3 corner behind stars Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye. The rich get richer.?

QB Chase Daniel is leaving New Orleans for Chicago.

The journeyman backup will sit behind Mitchell Trubisky for the next two years as a much more affordable insurance policy than Mike Glennon, who will officially be released Wednesday.?



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NFL free agent rumors: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to sign with Jaguars

Blake Bortles will soon have another weapon at his disposal.

According to ESPN, the Jaguars will be signing tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year, $10 million deal.

A starter since 2015, Kline will help the Titans’ O-line, one of the NFL’s best, remain intact thanks to a reported four-year deal worth $26 million. Andrew Norwell’s megapact is clearly trickling down to other guards.

G Josh Kline will reportedly re-sign with Tennessee.

A starter since 2015, Kline will help the Titans’ O-line, one of the NFL’s best, remain intact thanks to a reported four-year deal worth $26 million. Andrew Norwell’s megapact is clearly trickling down to other guards.

Crabtree has a reputation for strong hands, precision route running and red-zone production, ranking in the top five in receiving touchdowns over the past three seasons. Antonio Brown is the only other receiver with at least eight scores in each of those years.

That said, Crabtree’s playmaking ability vanished down the stretch last season, leaving him with an anemic 10.7 yards per reception.

The 10th-year veteran shouldn’t be out of work long. As evidenced by Paul Richardson and Marqise Lee wide receivers with even a hint of promise are in high demand in this market. Crabtree is ranked No. 44 on NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2018 list.

The Baltimore Ravens are among the teams interested in pursuing Crabtree, according to Rapoport, with their offer to Ryan Grant in jeopardy due to an issue during his physical.

If the Eagles release Jason Peters, it wouldn’t be a shock to see the Patriots target him as a stopgap while they draft a tackle, possibly at 31.

Then there is Manning’s shoulder for him to lean on, no small thing. Manning has reached legendary status for his work with young cancer patients. He was recognized for the time and effort and money he puts into his charity work when he was named the co-winner by the NFL of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award at the Super Bowl in 2017. Manning says seeing kids not being able to live a normal childhood is what is so heartbreaking.



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Lewis is a versatile runner and receiver who thrived in Belichick’s often unpredictable running back rotations.

His ability to contribute in the running and passing games as well as on special teams what was brought him to New England, but his 180 carries last fall — 161 of which came in the final 11 games of the season — were proof he can be a No. 1 running back for a winning team.

The veteran is an efficient contributor, as proven by his 4.8 career yards per carry mark (5.0 in 2017). He’s also been an important asset as a receiver, making 85 receptions the past three seasons (30 games) while catching nearly 92 percent of his targets from Tom Brady last fall.

Though he’ll turn 28 late next season, Lewis has relatively few miles on his odometer. That’s good — but it’s also a product of the injuries that have followed him throughout his career. Signing Lewis presents a major injury risk, and he’ll have to be flanked by other runners who can step up in case of catastrophe, as the Patriots did with their Mike Gillislee-Rex Burkhead-James White-Brandon Bolden lineup last fall.

While losing a step is a concern with any back, his ability to run through contact and gain yards after breaking tackles suggests he’ll be more effective than his 195-pound frame suggests should he begin to slow down.

The Rams signed Ogletree to a four-year, $42.8 million extension last October, and the Giants will essentially have Ogletree on a four-year, $38 million deal with $10 million guaranteed, all coming this season.

That’s not in line with what better players have gotten in free agency; Dont’a Hightower, for one, got four years and $35.5 million to stay with the Patriots last offseason.

Useful players such as Zach Brown, who is back in the market this year, had to settle for a one-year pact.

It’s difficult to believe Ogletree would have received this much if he were a free agent.

The Rams free up cap space as part of this deal, which marks the second expensive defender they’ve dealt away in a week after trading Robert Quinn to the Dolphins.

It now seems more likely that they’ll hang on to fellow linebacker Mark Barron, who seemed like a plausible cap casualty.



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Predicting surprise: Young players who could shine for Cubs, Red Sox in 2018

In Chicago, the Cubs have a relief pitcher in Dillon Maples who might light up the National League if he can improve his command. In Boston, the Red Sox have a third baseman in Rafael Devers who could help anchor the offense if they’re willing to overlook his suspect defense.

Following the 2015 and 2016 seasons, in which the Cubs experienced remarkable good fortune with the health of their pitching staff, they had to send each of their starters to the DL at one point or another in 2017. This was not enough to keep them out of the postseason, but it did beleaguer the bullpen, and this especially showed in October.

This is where Darvish comes in. In 2017, he went fewer than five innings in only four of his 31 starts. And Mike Montgomery, who likely would have taken the rotation spot now filled by Darvish, has not yet shown that he can match that kind of durability as a starter, even with Darvish’s injury history acknowledged.

“We’ve made a concerted effort to connect all the players to each other,” Renteria said. “Because in an environment in which everything they do is judged, if they’re grounded in that family environment, as far as them picking each other up, it allows them an opportunity to overcome those difficulties.”

Of course, player development is not linear, and the likelihood that each of these prospects will pan out according to plan is not favorable. Hahn said that he knows that there will be hiccups and that the baseball gods will inevitably have something cruel in store, but the hope is that the right mixture of talent and strong organizational culture will ultimately win out.

As Abreu the papá said, the culture in the White Sox organization is one that has been fostered carefully. From top to bottom, they’re operating with the camaraderie of a family, and that will pay dividends in the near future. And Jimenez, probably due to hit a few moon shots in Chicago by mid-summer, is ready.

“I know we have a really, really, really good team in the future,” he said. “When we get together in the bigs, I know that’s going to be fun.”

For the first time in years, the Vikings had a solid offensive line in pass protection.



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The Landry trade also means significant changes are coming in Miami.

If we bake in a slight-to-moderate dip in target share and some regression to the mean in the touchdown department, Landry has the looks of a solid WR3 in 2018. Gordon, meanwhile was No. 21 at the WR position in fantasy points during the five weeks he was active last season, despite a horrid 42 percent catch rate and just one touchdown. He’ll be a bit more boom-or-bust than Landry. Still, the quarterback upgrade, coupled with his sky-high ceiling keeps him in the WR2 discussion. Coleman, in his third season, falls to No. 3 on the WR depth chart and could fall as far as fifth or sixth in line for targets.

Landry’s departure means 55.7 snaps and 10.0 targets per game are up for grabs.

The Browns still have the option of trading down from one of their two top-four picks, of course. Maybe they’ll take Barkley first and send the fourth pick off to a team who does believe in one of the quarterbacks, or deal the first pick to someone in love with Barkley and trust that they can find a running back later in the draft. Dorsey comes from the Ted Thompson tree in Green Bay, and both Thompson and his acolytes were historically aggressive in trading down to acquire extra picks as they entered new jobs.

But I still think doing things the old fashioned way is a good way.” But here’s the thing: While computing power and technology have made gathering data — and then consuming it — much easier, it’s not like data analysis is a new development. New Lions coach Matt Patricia, who spent the previous 14 seasons as a Patriots assistant, made this point recently.

“It’s a buzzword, right? Analytics. Everybody wants to talk about it,” Patricia said, via the Detroit News ‘ John Niyo. “But I think analytics have been involved with football forever. We call ’em tendencies. That’s all it was before and now it became ‘analytics.’ So I think that’s important. Every single coach does it, and there’s people in the organization who look at different things that maybe take a lot of time to analyze, while coaches are working on something else.” The Patriots used analytics and that, along with sound coaching and personnel decisions, combined for a lot of winning football.

Not surprisingly, Patricia is looking to bring that consistency to Detroit, which explains why he hired David Corrao as his director of football research, the same position Ernie Adams held in New England.