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A San Diego-based jeweler is crying foul over a lawsuit filed Monday by Drew Brees, claiming the Saints quarterback should be pointing the finger at himself for shelling out millions on jewelry over the years.

Brees, 39, claims Vahid Moradi of Southern California’s CJ Charles jewelry shop duped him out of millions, after discovering his collection of earrings, rings and watches is worth far less than what he originally paid, according to TMZ. Brees reportedly is seeking $9 million in damages.

But following a recent independent appraisal, Moradi’s lawyer, Eric M. George, said Brees’ aggressive spending is not his client’s problem.

“Years later, claiming to suffer ‘cash flow problems,’ he tried to bully my client into undoing the transactions,” George said.

“The biggest thing I enjoy is being around bigger guys, like last year with Matt Holliday or with A-Rod,’’ Judge said. “Those are bigger guys and I can relate to them as a hitter. If you give me a scouting report and the pitcher is 50 percent this or 40 percent this, 10 percent this. That scouting report may work for a [Ronald] Torreyes or [Clint] Frazier or somebody, but it’s not going to work for me. They are not going to pitch Torreyes like they pitch to Matt Holliday. So having another guy like Stanton, we have a chance if he’s hitting in front of me or I’m hitting in front of him, we get to see how we are going to get pitched.

Larry Nance Jr. did a decent job switching onto Indy guards, though Oladipo drilled a couple of stone-cold jumpers in his face. If Nance can hang — and he is hit or miss on switches — the Cavs might as well just start him over Green. He is a better defender and rebounder, and the Cavs can use him as a screener to unlock LeBron’s spread pick-and-roll game:

But this is surrender masquerading as aggression. The Cavs have no faith in Love, no matter what strategy they use, so they’re loading up behind him. When Love hung back in semi-garbage time, Oladipo zoomed right around him:

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said Monday the team will go to Laramie, Wyo., next week to get a closer look at Allen, whose Pro Day they attended last Friday.

The Jets have had private workouts already with UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. Maccagnan said they have nothing scheduled with USC’s Sam Darnold, a possible sign they believe he will be taken No. 1 overall by the Browns.

“With Sam, we had actually gotten quite a bit of exposure on him, so we feel pretty good about him,” Maccagnan said.
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This is the second time Harrison has announced his retirement; he also announced that he was leaving the NFL in 2014 after a one-year stint with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he rejoined the Steelers the following season.

They had the better deal, Williamson said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. At the end of the day, it’s definitely about playing a sport that you love, but you’ve got to make sure that you can benefit financially from it. . . . The Jets had the better deal.

The Jets dropped a three-year, $22.5 contract on Williamson, which included $16 million guaranteed. That was enough to make them the pick among the four teams he was considering.

The Jets made him a priority in free agency, and they paid a premium to land him. He’s still learning about their defense and how he fits into it, but they have the benefit of knowing he’s going to give an honest assessment.

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I figured, when he went back … I was thinking in my head, you know, ‘How long is he going to stay down there for?’ And then the s— hits the fan, Ken says.

After returning to Florida, Jamie switched houses again, this time moving to a sober home in Boynton Beach called Sea of Recovery, which, he told his parents, cost just $50 a month.

Detroit is likely looking for more defensive line help early in the draft, but general manager Bob Quinn also made an early offseason declaration that the team would finally fix its running game. The addition of an aging LeGarrette Blount in free agency doesn’t scream solution. The Lions need Barkley to clean up the telegraphed, inefficient mess of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick.

And that’s where things get interesting. There’s no question Barkley looks like an ideal running back for the modern NFL. Now, teams want players who can not only stay on the field for all three downs, but as every down is potentially a passing down and versatility is the order of the day, players like Barkley (and there aren’t too many of them) can fit in multiple offenses to the point where he could be called scheme-transcendent.

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I take it as a one-year ‘prove-it’ deal, Melvin told co-host Gil Brandt and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio. I’ve shown the world that I can play football at a high level. I truly do still believe I am a No. 1 corner.

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For that, Melvin has never lacked.

I thought of myself as one of the best youth football players around, he said. But then when I get to high school varsity my junior year, I didn’t play a down. That was new because I never experienced anything like that before.

Melvin rebounded to become a senior starter as a two-way player for a team he said didn’t have any other FBS prospects. Even though he stood out, Melvin didn’t draw strong interest from FBS college programs.

Having already sent DeShone Kizer to Green Bay for defensive back Damarious Randall and Cody Kessler to Jacksonville for a conditional seventh-rounder, the Browns have now cleared the decks from last year, which seems reasonable.

They’ve already acquired Tyrod Taylor in another deal and signed backup Drew Stanton, to go with whatever fortunate soul gets picked first overall.

In Washington, Hogan joins Colt McCoy and Stephen Morris behind starter Alex Smith.

Indiana shot 54 percent from the field for the game.

Todd Marinovich in trouble with the law, again

The sad story of former NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich has another sad chapter.

Via the Palm Springs Desert Sun, the 1991 first-round draft pick of the Raiders has been arrested yet again. He remains in jail, on undisclosed charges.

“I don’t understand it because as a defender, when you’re going in for a tackle, your first instinct — you got to lower yourself to get your pads even with the player’s pads,” Church said on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas, via the Dallas Morning News. “So you’re telling me if you’re a defender that needs to lower your pads to get more leverage on a player, and the running back goes low to protect himself, and you guys hit each other, hit him with the helmet or whatever — are they just going to throw a flag basically every single play?”

The greatest possibility for a foul comes when the offense is running the ball between the tackles.

As a result, everyone is currently in the dark — including the players who will be expected to comply with the new rule.

“I don’t know how it’s going to go down,” Dolphins guard Josh Sitton said in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It’s going to be one of those things, it’ll be a hot topic for a little while and then it’ll kind of die down after the preseason and the first few weeks. But, you know, it pretty much happens on every play so I don’t know how they’re going to really officiate it. I feel like people are going to be getting kicked out of the game left and right. I’ve been a guy that typically tries to lead with my head back and kind of come in with my chest and hands but, you know, it happens quite often. So it’ll be interesting. You know, I think the league has gotten to a place where it’s probably not going to be around in 20 years so, and this is kind of one of those rules that’s making it head that way.”

Sitton said a lot in that answer, much of which isn’t entirely consistent. It won’t be a big deal, it will be a big deal. It will die down, it won’t die down. It won’t dramatically change the game, it will dramatically change the game.buccaneers_046

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It’s cool to have that running in the bloodline, Godwin said. It’s representing the nation and the last name and the culture that Nigeria brings.

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Igwebuike used that bloodline to his advantage while developing as a football player in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Pickerington, and a four-year career at Northwestern prepared him for the challenges at the Combine, which he met.

I went into it fully prepared, Igwebuike said. I’ve put in a lot of work and was really just locked in and wanted to ball out and show my versatility, strength and speed.

It’s safe to say Igwebuike will bring the same mindset to the team that drafts him in April.

I got so low to the point where I questioned what I was doing and if my life was probably really worth living to a point anymore and got really down and really had to sit and reflect and look on what I was doing every day, Manziel said

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At 6-4 and 256 pounds, he’s built almost exactly like new Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel, an extremely versatile player during his 14-year NFL career. Vrabel could be the perfect sculptor for Vander Esch, who could give this defense a boost whether he’s lining up inside or on the edge.

Atlanta’s roster has very few holes. But Hernandez would represent a marked improvement without being a reach in the first round.

It’s often been said that a drunk mouth speaks sober thoughts. But in the case of Johnny Manziel, it seems like his journey to sobriety has moved him past the days of giving canned answers to thoughtful candor.

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For now, however, the Eagles don’t appear to regret their decision to trade for him, and seem steadfastly in Bennett’s corner.

Speaking at the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando this week, while he noted that he couldn’t discuss specifics of an on-going legal matter, Howie Roseman made multiple mentions of assumed innocence in regard to Bennett’s case.

The Broncos’ decision to sign King likely puts current punter Riley Dixon on the chopping block.

Denver selected the former Syracuse standout in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL draft. He averaged 45.6 yards per punt this past season, but he also had a league-high two punts blocked.

Denver ranked 27th in the NFL in net punting average last season with Dixon, while the Raiders were third behind the leg of King.
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Matthew Stafford is a good quarterback, but he isn’t a miracle worker.

Last year, the Detroit Lions had the NFL’s most anemic rushing attack at just 76.3 yards per game. The year before that, they averaged 81.9 yards per game—30th in the league. The season before that, they sat at 83.4 yards per game—dead last in the NFL.

Despite passing for more than 200 yards in just three of those 12 starts, however, Trubisky showed flashes of his athleticism and arm talent. He showed the ability to anticipate throwing windows. And with Nagy & Co. installing a system that will better cater to Trubisky’s talent, the arrow is pointing up on the former No. 2 overall pick.

During free agency, the Bears added a top target for Trubisky in wide receiver Allen Robinson, who’s a technician in the route tree with the ability to make plays over the top and produce in the red zone. The former Jaguar, who tore an ACL in Week 1 last season, racked up 18 red zone touchdowns from 2015 to 2016. Tight end Trey Burton is the new move guy in Nagy’s offense, a matchup piece who can align in multiple spots. And wide receiver Taylor Gabriel brings some real speed to Chicago with the change-of-direction skills to break down defenses in the open field.

These are major upgrades for Trubisky compared to the lineup he worked with last season, and Nagy’s offense — a modern twist on the West Coast passing game — should jump-start Trubisky’s development. Just look at Jared Goff and the Rams hiring Sean McVay as a potential blueprint.

Perhaps the change of scenery will help Kizer, who threw twice as many interceptions as touchdowns and led the NFL with 22 picks as a rookie. Regardless, if he takes the field in Titletown, Green Bay is toast.

The Packers shelled out big bucks in free agency for tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, a departure from how former general manager Ted Thompson often operated. That smacks of a team that believes it can make a run at the big one this year.

Green Bay can…so long as it has Captain Commercial under center.

With the initial flurry of free agency in the rearview mirror, we asked coaches, execs and insiders around the league to offer their unvarnished opinions on how other teams did — for better or worse.patriots_091

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Grant’s agent said that his client has been cleared by doctors and would be able to now, but he reportedly didn’t land quite as rich a deal the second time around. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Grant has signed a one-year, $5 million pact with the Colts, so his chances of recouping more of what was left behind in Baltimore will likely be contingent on having a strong season in 2018.

The chances of having that kind of year could hinge on other moves the Colts make at receiver. They have Gaylord Perry Youth jersey T.Y. Hilton and Chester Rogers on hand from last season with Donte Moncrief gone to Jacksonville and Kamar Aiken still a free agent. It also wouldn’t hurt if Andrew Luck returns in good form after missing all of last season.

Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Long signing his restructured contract.

Long donated his first six game checks from last season to provide a pair of scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. He used his final 10 game payouts to launch his Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.

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Maybe we’d all just be better off ignoring these exercises in attention-seeking. But sometimes a little mockery is in order. And when you’re trying to compare Tom Brady to Annika Sorenstam but arbitrarily deciding not to include Brady’s Super Bowl performances, you deserve to be mocked.

Trading JPP continues an offseason of roster reshaping in New York by new general manager Dave Gettleman. Big Blue acquired linebacker Alec Ogletree in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month.