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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.



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Twins had a great offseason that nobody’s talking about

If a larger-market playoff team had an offseason as successful as the Minnesota Twins just had, people would be talking about it way more.

Here are the top remaining 2018 MLB free agents and where they best fit:

Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young award winner, has seen his ERA rise (3.10, 3.53) each of the last two seasons after back-to-back elite campaigns (2.53, 1.77 ERAs). Arrieta’s command has suffered a bit in recent seasons, but he’s still just 31 years old. The Cubs opted to sign Yu Darvish instead of bringing back Arrieta, sending a tidal wave through the free-agent class.

The Phillies, who added first baseman Carlos Santana this offseason, have toyed with signing at least one of the high-profile pitchers remaining on the market. Arrieta could be a perfect option because he eats innings, would give the young rotation members a veteran leader and he would have a larger ballpark to play with. The Brewers also seem like a fit as they continue their search for an ace.

Archie Bradley, having resurrected his career as a reliever last season, is expected to close. Brad Boxberger was added to solidify the eighth inning, but the rest of the bullpen presents question marks. Even moving Bradley to closer is a gamble because he’s never before held ninth-inning duties.

Jake Lamb, 27, is among the most talented third basemen in baseball, especially at the plate — where his immense power helped him hit 59 home runs over the past two seasons. Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks, Lamb has also batted below .250 both of those seasons, making him a frustrating player.

Lamb hit .279 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs before the All-Star break last season but dipped to .207 with 10 home runs after the break. A little more consistency from Lamb would give Arizona valuable lineup depth.



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Tim Tebow has his ‘Welcome to the Mets’ moment: a freak spring training injury

Not even Tim Tebow is safe from the Mets’ injury monster (it mutated well beyond an injury bug years ago). How he got hurt was Mets-ian, too.

Tebow told reporters Sunday he tripped on a sprinkler head last week at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and sprained his left ankle.

Like the quarterback he is, he tried to work through the injury, but his ability to make cuts has been limited.

If Lagares and Bruce have to miss regular-season time as well, then New York can promote a nonroster player such as Ty Kelly, Matt den Dekker or Zach Borenstein; acquire a major leaguer; and/or use infielders Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores in the outfield.

Then, something clicked. From June 21 on, Gausman recorded a 3.39 ERA — the 16th best in the American League in that stretch — and held batters to a .307 wOBA. He recorded 10.1 K/9 and walked just 2.7 per nine in his final three and half months as well.

June 21 was also the first start in which Gausman’s arm slot significantly changed. According to Brooks Baseball, Gausman’s horizontal release point was roughly -2.5 to -2.9 feet away from his body in his first 15 starts. In his last 19, it usually was -2 to -2.3 feet.

Batting second for the Angels against the Padres, Ohtani drew a walk in the first inning after starting with a 0-2 count, then added another walk in the third. His biggest contribution came in the fifth, when Ohtani followed Eric Young Jr.’s one-out double with an RBI single to center, starting what became a four-run inning for the Angels.

Ohtani was then removed in favor of pinch-runner Jack Kruger but got a hero’s welcome when he returned to the dugout.

The 23-year-old’s impressive showing at the plate Monday helped balance out his pitching debut Saturday, in which the right-hander allowed a second-inning homer to Keon Broxton in his 1 1/3 innings of work against the Brewers.

You said being in New York City offered you an abundance of Japanese culture. What about when it came to communicating with your teammates and coaches. Did you have any trouble there?



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Sherman has dealt with injuries as of late, suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in 2017.

He’s on the path to returning, rehabbing during the offseason while visiting with prospective employers and promising he’ll be back on the field by June, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. He had a meeting scheduled with the Detroit Lions , per Pelissero, but decided one visit would be enough.

Armed with $66 million in cap space, 49ers general manager John Lynch was able to throw any number at Sherman. He found a fit at $39 million over three years, including a $5 million signing bonus. Sherman represented himself in contract talks, negotiating without an agent and adding intrigue to the details of his new deal.

Sherman’s contract is an incentive-laden prove-it deal — if he makes the Pro Bowl in 2018, $16 million in base salary is guaranteed from 2019-2020, per Pelissero — which offers the corner a chance to earn more than he would have in Seattle if he achieves, but also gives San Francisco protection in case he doesn’t. More details from Pelissero:

The 2003 third-round pick out of Tennessee has amassed a slew of NFL and team records during his career. He trails only the retired Tony Gonzalez in career receptions and receiving yards for a tight end. (Gonzalez now works as an NFL analyst at — where else? — Fox.) Witten holds NFL records for most receptions in a season (110) and a game (18) by a tight end. He’s the Cowboys franchise leader in receptions and receiving yards.

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and former coach John Fox recently auditioned with Fox,according to Andrew Marchand  of the New York Post, but Fox’s top picks are Witten and Manning, said sources. TV networks frequently invite current players in for TV tryouts before their playing days are done. Gonzalez, for example, talked with several interested networks before retiring before the 2014 season.



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Suns’ Devin Booker ejected during loss against Knicks

Tensions were high in the Knicks’ 107-85 win over the Suns on Friday, especially for Devin Booker, who was eventually ejected from the game.

There were a lot of reasons for Booker to be frustrated, as Phoenix has now lost five of its last six games. The Suns were down 17 points at the time of Booker’s ejection, and things were getting heated between Booker and Enes Kanter.

The ejection came when Booker gave a two-handed shove to Kanter’s back after the Kincks center blocked Booker’s layup attempt. Kanter stared Booker down after the play, which added fuel to the fire for Booker.

Trusting the process doesn’t always yield results, though, and trading one of the best players in franchise history could cause irreparable damage, alienating a fan base not all that far removed from the ugliest season the sport has ever seen.

The four-time NBA MVP went on Instagram Tuesday and congratulated himself for reaching the 30,000-point mark. He has done this in advance as he is currently sits at 29,993 points.

“Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you’ll reach!” James wrote. “Only a handful has reach/seen it too and while I know it’s never been a goal of yours from the beginning try(please try) to take a moment for yourself on how you’ve done it!”

“The House you’re about to be apart of has only 6 seats in it(as of now) but 1 more will be added and you should be very proud and honored to be invited inside,” he continued. “There’s so many people to thank who has help this even become possible(so thank them all) and when u finally get your moment(alone) to yourself smile, look up to the higher skies and say THANK YOU! So with that said, Congrats again Young King ????! 1 Love! ”

James will join Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Dirk Nowitzki as the only players to score 30,000 points in their NBA career when he does eventually eclipse the number.



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Jose De Leon second Rays prospect to suffer major elbow injury

The Tampa Bay Rays said right-hander Jose De Leon has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The team said Wednesday on Twitter that he will be examined by Dr. James Andrews.

De Leon, 25, is the Rays’ second top prospect to incur a major elbow injury this spring training. Right-hander Brent Honeywell, the MVP of last year’s All-Star Futures Game, was hurt pitching batting practice on Feb. 22. Honeywell tweeted on Feb. 28 that he had undergone Tommy John surgery with Andrews.

While I recognize the future potential of McCullers, I’m least optimistic with him in 2018. Not only do I expect a maximum of 25 starts from him this season, but his HR/FB rate was a career-worst 12.7 percent. Yes, he also increased his GB% to a career-high 61.3 percent, but is that really a good thing with the Astros being so poor defensively? I’d definitely want him on my staff above many other options, but not until I have at least four other SP in place.

Ryan Braun is a work in progress at first base, three Cactus League starts into a transition to try a new position.

The veteran Milwaukee Brewers outfielder hasn’t spoken much about his time at first. He made two strong plays in the opening innings of his first game. He had an error and a few other struggles in his third infield outing.

Normally a left fielder, Braun has been open to giving first base a try. The move, if it works out, allows Milwaukee to help relieve an outfield logjam created by the offseason signing of Lorenzo Cain and trade for Christian Yelich. Incumbent right fielder Domingo Santana had career highs of .278 with 30 home runs and 85 RBIs last season.

Montana also had won 100 faster than any other quarterback until surpassed by Tom 2008.Also attending be Centauri – ranked third as a team by On the Mat and boasting two of the top wrestlers the state – and host school Vista, seventh team standings.But that’s pretty cool, I guess.had 4-hit game, 10 at Chicago .But there was a Finnish friend at the game – Patrik of the Jets.

Muhammad signed a two-year, $3.37 million deal before the 2017-18 season and was hoping to be a key part of the Timberwolves’ rotation this year.



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At least one of Nagy’s former players has sky-high expectations for him.

I think he could be Doug Pederson 2.0, to be honest, especially with the quarterback, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce told ChicagoBears.com.

It’s too soon to expect Nagy to live up to a Super Bowl-winning coach, and maybe he won’t win NFL Coach of the Year like McVay did, either. But with a little more development from Mitchell Trubisky and a few weapons to surround him with, the Bears might not be too far off from competing.

Gabriel was the cog hurt most by the loss of Kyle Shanahan last season, as the Falcons suddenly had no creative ways of using his speed and elusiveness in the open field. He would be a sneaky-good addition for a team like the Titans.

The 2012 first-rounder for the Titans is down to being a possession slot receiver. Although he’s good at that job, it’s all he does. If Landry leaves the Dolphins as expected, Wright could be a bargain fill-in or Miami.

Inman helped the Bears in a receiving pinch coming from the Chargers, with some flashes playing with Mitchell Trubisky. His size (6-3, 205 pounds) should get him a gig as an outside No. 3 or No. 4 elsewhere.

Speaking at a head, neck and spine committee meeting during the league’s scouting combine, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills revealed a 16 percent rise in diagnosed concussions, from 250 in 2016 to 291 in 2017. Sills said the data was a call to action to the NFL for greater prevention.

The NFLPA health playbook also includes information on joint injuries and wear and tear, high blood pressure and cholesterol, plus performance-related topics such as sleep, nutrition and mental health.

This is a borderline rating 4. The Steelers project to have around $6 million in cap space, which they will need to re-sign running back Le’Veon Bell and maybe grab a veteran inside linebacker or safety. They simply don’t have the money to drop serious coin. Consider this: The Steelers had twice that amount last year and their biggest free-agent signing was defensive end Tyson Alualu at two years, $6 million. Pittsburgh is not a major player in March. The team prefers developing its own talent. — Jeremy Fowler



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Andrew Luck injury updates can only tell new Colts coach Frank Reich so much

“House Calls” will take on a whole new meaning this offseason for the Colts.

Tom House and his staff of quarterback trainers at the 3DQB academy in Southern California are not only working with Andrew Luck this offseason as the Colts star continues his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery. House and Co. are the conduit between Luck and Indianapolis in sharing news about the former’s recovery. Rules prohibit football-related contact between the two parties until April 2, when the Colts launch their offseason workout program.

Luck’s absence — and the team’s failure to adequately prepare for a worst-case scenario — was a huge factor in the Colts finishing with a 4-12 record that cost Pagano his job.

In a pre-taped interview that aired during a Colts “town hall meeting” Tuesday night in Indianapolis, Luck said his rehabilitation was going well and the “ship has sailed in my mind” about needing a second surgery. Reich said he’s hopeful Luck will be able throw a football during the team’s offseason program but wouldn’t go further than that.

The officials determined after review that Maroon interfered with goaltender Antti Raanta’s ability to make the save. According to the NHL, Maroon interfered with Raanta before the puck crossed the goal line, so the call was reversed.

Hurney is currently in his second stint as GM in Carolina. He served in the role from 2002 through 2012, when he was fired after the team’s 1-5 start. Last July, he was hired on an interim basis to replace the fired Dave Gettleman.

Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson, Texans assistant general manager Jimmy Raye II and 49ers senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew are also candidates for the job.

When a team invests a first-round pick in a player, it represents millions of dollars of the club’s scouting budget spent to identify such a player. Then the contract itself is a major financial undertaking. It’s easy to cut a seventh-round pick who gets jammed up, but it takes guts for a team to dump a first-round starter due to off-field misconduct.