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Perhaps more importantly, what does he deserve?

Regardless of what he wants or what he deserves, the franchise-tag dance puts him at $119.18 million over three years 鈥?an average of nearly $40 million per year. If the Seahawks don鈥檛 tag him for a third time, Wilson would hit the open market (a la Cousins) in 2022, at the age of 33.

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They鈥檙e also both pursuing collusion claims, which gained steam after Reid visited the Bengals but was reportedly asked by owner Mike Brown whether he intended to continue kneeling.

So the two worked out together, with Reid joking: I should have been a receiver.

Otherwise, neither player had much to offer, which gives them something in common with NFL teams who have job opportunities.

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Instead, the former Buckeye signal caller will attend the minicamp as a bona fide member of the team.

The Saints are signing Barrett as an undrafted free agent, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds it’s a three-year deal for the signal-caller.

Second-round CB Duke Dawson eases the Malcolm Butler divorce. The Pats also swung a deal for San Francisco RT Trent Brown, who’s started 26 games over the past two seasons, and picked up Chicago’s second-round pick in 2019. The head scratcher was the decision not to take a quarterback who could develop behind Tom Brady… unless LSU’s Danny Etling surprises on a Brady-esque level.
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GM Mike Maccagnan’s gamble to trade up three spots to No. 3 (for three second rounders) paid off more handsomely than he probably could have imagined. Eight months ago, Jets fans wondered if their team would go 0-16 in order to secure QB Sam Darnold. New York finished 5-11 but got Darnold, who’d likely win an election as the draft’s top passing prospect,聽anyway. Now, will he end the Jets’ perpetual quest for a franchise passer?聽Third-round DL Nathan Shepherd and fourth-round TE Chris Herndon could both be Week 1 starters, though that says as much about the state of the roster as it does about their readiness.

Mills shared this scenario in a post-Draft edition of The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt podcast.

We had another team, which is going to surprise you. Another team had said,’You may get a big surprise on draft day, at No. 2, if he’s available.’ And it was the Patriots, Mills told Brandt, via Orlando Scandrick Jersey ESPN. They had (No.) 23 and they had (No.) 31 and they had two seconds. We thought,’That’s gonna be a heck of a move, to get up that high from where they are.’ And, of course, he wasn’t available, so we never knew if that was a reality or not.

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As for the Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed that New England did their share of homework on Mayfield.

They did send Josh McDaniels to Austin just to go talk to Baker Mayfield, Rapoport told NFL Network. And this is kind of what the Patriots do: Make sure they’re ready for all situations. What if he fell to five, six or seven, would they make a move? They had two first-round picks, they were ready to come up. I also think Josh Rosen might have tempted them if he had gotten a little bit closer, maybe 14, 15 or 16.

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Based on film, the most glaring need is in the middle of the defense. The Raiders have talent along the defensive line and potential in the secondary. However, cleaning up the trash and covering in the middle of the field has been a problem.

Vea may carry a lot of weight on his frame, but he’s nimble and athletic. In the NFL it’s not all about size or build; it’s about results. Vea’s results speak for themselves, and he made for one of the most fun watches in my predraft process.

I don’t like the idea of drafting a 6’1 quarterback who runs a 4.84-second 40-yard dash in the top 10. This is why Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is still available at No. 12. I’m also not positive Mayfield’s personality will be attractive to Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who is a strict disciplinarian, but Mayfield has the arm talent and the decision-making needed to succeed in Buffalo.

NFL insider Ed Werder reported Wednesday that Bryant turned down a multiyear offer from Baltimore because he wants a one-year contract that would put him on the open market at the start of free agency next year, allowing him to potentially cash in.

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Bryant was scheduled to make $12.5 million in 2018. While it’s unclear if he will find a new deal for next season within that range, it appears the 29-year-old at least wants one more shot to get聽paid. Dallas did not release him until mid-April, nearly a month after the new league year began. By that point, his market was limited,聽as any team that had a need at receiver likely already filled the hole.

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Amid his purchase of聽a minority stake in a race horse and his聽absence from the start of voluntary workouts, tight end Rob Gronkowski gave New England Patriots fans some positive news.
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On Tuesday evening, he announced on Instagram that he will return to play next season.

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The 2018 NFL Draft is days away and there are plenty of rumors floating around ahead of Thursday’s first round. Friday it was reported Georgia running back Sony Michel could be the second ball carrier off the board. But according to The Ringer and NFL Network there are some concerns with the wear and tear on Michel’s body. There’s a lot of teams telling me there’s a medical concern here, so he could slip a little bit, said The Ringer’s Mike Lombardi, formally an NFL executive. His medical grade is a little iffy. Michel split time in a backfield with Nick Chubb at Georgia, amassing 3,613 yards and 33 touchdowns in four seasons. He hurt his knee in the SEC championship this past season but was able to play in the College Football Playoff. He’s suffered previous ankle injuries, a fractured forearm in 2016 and reconstructive knee surgery in high school, according to NFL Network. Despite the injuries, Michel missed just two games over the past three seasons.

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Heck, maybe Barkley himself actually tipped this pick last week.

The Giants have already shown public interest in Barkley, but given the fact that Eli Manning is nearing the age of 40 the team also needs to think about the future at this key position.
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Here is a partial list of Colbert picks from Rounds 2-7 and undrafted finds who have developed into Pro Bowlers: running back Le’Veon Bell (second round, 2013); receiver Antonio Brown (sixth round, 2010); linebacker LaMarr Woodley (second round, 2007); receiver Mike Wallace (third round, 2009); defensive end Brett Keisel (seventh round, 2002); linebacker James Harrison (undrafted, 2002); running back Willie Parker (undrafted, 2004).

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Brewers first baseman Eric Thames had surgery on his left thumb, and Milwaukee said it expects him to return in six to eight weeks.
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Dr. Donald Sheridan operated on Thames on Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario returned to the starting lineup Friday after dealing with soreness in his left wrist.

Orioles: 2B Jonathan Schoop (oblique strain) will play in an extended spring training game Wednesday in Sarasota, Florida, and then join Double-A Bowie by Friday for a rehab assignment.

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Orioles: Andrew Cashner (1-3, 3.60 ERA) is looking to snap a two-game skid. He has allowed just 3 hits in 28 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

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Also on Wednesday, Giancarlo Stanton hit a ball high off the wall in center, a ball that then ricocheted away from the nearest outfielder, Jackie Bradley, then was dropped by the cut-off man.

What Landry primarily does is catch short passes, and a lot of them. Last season led the NFL with 112 catches, but he averaged just 8.8 yards per catch, and his total of 987 receiving yards was 17th in the NFL.

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Payton could be looking to add a young signal-caller to groom under Drew Brees, who signed a two-year contract this offseason, but he appears less-than impressed with the position’s candidates this year.
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While Payton may not see a sure thing at quarterback among the top prospects, he did admit to liking one last year. Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show Monday, Payton admitted to targeting Patrick Mahomes last year before the Chiefs leapfrogged them.

Allen, who Beane said spoke Thursday with owners Terry and Kim Pegula after the tweets emerged, thanked the Bills for drafting him.

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I definitely think I was destined to be a Buffalo Bill, and I’m extremely grateful that they went out of their way and stuck out their neck for me. Now it’s my chance to go prove and make sure they look like they did the right move in trading up for me.

Allen also was asked whether he would address the content of the tweets with his new Bills teammates.

I don’t have to, but I probably will, he told ESPN. I want them to know that I’m going to work to be the best teammate possible.

Carroll said he was not going there when the subject came up during his radio interview.

The former 49ers quarterback chose Wendel Clark Jersey to not stand during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the beginning of the 2016 season. He later evolved the protest to kneeling.

He did not sign with a team during the 2017 season, but some NFL players chose to pick up where he left off and knelt during the anthem to continue the protest.

The Seahawks have re-signed the team’s 2017 backup quarterback, Austin Davis, and also journeyman quarterback Stephen Morris.

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The Steelers obviously would like to avoid sending him to Baltimore or New England, two teams that could use another talented receiver.

The report cites a well-connected top-level NFL personnel executive who has said since January’s Senior Bowl that the Browns would take the strong-armed Allen from Wyoming. He isn’t the most accurate quarterback in the field, but has a rocket arm capable of handling cold, windy weather.
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And now, it appears Mayfield may have surpassed Darnold as well in the Browns’ eyes. Either that or Cleveland is passing disinformation 鈥?perhaps to play the Jets, who covet Mayfield themselves.

Dustin Fox of 92.3 The Fan 鈥?who is part of Cleveland’s in-house broadcast team 鈥?reported last Friday that the Browns would take either Allen or Mayfield. Three days later, Dan Patrick claimed an NFL scout confirmed as much to him. Granted, smokescreens are rampant, but the hype is building.

Cleveland general manager John Dorsey has a record of drafting for upside, and he’s reportedly liked Mayfield since watching him while he was unemployed this fall. Browns draft consultant Scot McCloughan 鈥?a former GM in both San Francisco and Washington 鈥?has publicly said he would go with Mayfield, the cocksure Heisman winner from Oklahoma.

That’s a great endorsement, and it’s what Mora should have been saying all along about Rosen. Whether that makes a difference at this stage of the process remains to be seen.

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Jackson would be the heir apparent to Brady, who already has given him an endorsement. Earlier this month, Brady’s account commented on an Instagram post of Jackson, calling him a beast. Jackson said he wouldn’t mind getting to learn from the five-time Super Bowl champ, who has plans to play into his mid-40s.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kenny Vaccaro will visit the Dolphins on Thursday. Vaccaro ranked No. 27 on our list of the top free agents this year and is the top-ranked players unsigned and untagged at this point in the offseason.

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The Dolphins have Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald on the top line of their depth chart at safety.

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Our unions have been discussing the potential impact of legalized gambling on players’ privacy and publicity rights, the integrity of our games and the volatility of our businesses. Betting on sports may become widely legal, but we cannot allow those who have lobbied the hardest for sports gambling to be the only ones controlling how it would be ushered into our businesses. The athletes must also have a seat at the table to ensure that players’ rights and the integrity of our games are protected.

It sounds good, but ultimately what does it Jake Fisher Youth jersey mean? While the unions are free to lobby the various states considering gambling legislation in the same way that the NBA and Major League Baseball have done, ultimately neither the leagues nor the unions will have any power or leverage to force the rules to tilt in their favor. Short of shutting down the various sports, there’s nothing they can do to get a seat at the table or a piece of the pie or anything else once gambling is legal.

Gambling has happened legally for decades in Nevada, and illegally for decades longer in every other American jurisdiction. If the integrity of any games was going to be impacted, it already has been. (And, indeed, there have been examples of it over the years.)

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Receiver Josh Gordon, a 2012 supplemental draft pick, still hasn’t racked up more than two accrued NFL seasons. Which Brandon Belt Jersey means he’s an exclusive-rights free agent. Which means he’s not a free agent at all.

And so Gordon, on the day the offseason program launches in Cleveland, has signed his one-year exclusive-rights tender.

The team announced on Monday morning that Gordon and three other exclusive-rights free agents have agreed to terms. Joining Gordon were receiver Matt Hazel, offensive lineman Austin Reiter, and fullback Danny Vitale.

Brian Elliott, yanked in Game 1, had another rough outing and might need to borrow fellow Wells Fargo Center tenant Joel Embiid’s black mask to have a better look at the puck.

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The Bills open their offseason program on Monday.

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The Post reported last week that Tirico could take over as the main host of NBC’s Football Night in America with Dan Patrick leaving the pregame show. Tirico is also the play-by-play man on NBC’s Notre Dame football games on Saturday. There are details to be worked out for Tirico to work on NFL Network as well. Tirico is the heir apparent to NBC’s Sunday night play-by-play man, Al Michaels, but Michaels, 73, has shown no indication he’s retiring.

On Fox’s second team on Sundays is Kevin Burkhardt. Burkhardt, like Buck, is very busy in the fall with his NFL schedule and as the host of Fox’s MLB playoff coverage.

On Thursdays, Fox had looked at the idea of Aikman doing studio work if Manning had signed on for games. But if Aikman is calling games, that idea may be shelved, besides a potential spot with Buck at the site of the game.

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J.T. Realmuto is back in the lineup for the Miami Marlins and ready to help their rebuild.
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The athletic catcher was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and hit a three-run homer in his season debut, a 9-1 win over the New York Yankees. He had been sidelined by a bruised back since March 11.

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Wallach was 4-for-31 (.129) with two RBIs and 17 strikeouts in nine games. He is the son of Miami bench coach Tim Wallach, who played 17 seasons in the majors.

Realmuto hit.278 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs in 141 games last year. He batted.303 with 11 homers in 2016 and is a.280 career hitter with 38 home runs, 84 doubles and 13 triples over three-plus seasons in the big leagues.

It’s good to have him back, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Just less pressure on other guys. Obviously, right now we’ve had trouble scoring runs, so he can be a part of that. Just another kind of cog in the wheel. So looking forward to seeing what it looks like.

With the Heat returning to South Beach for Game 3 on Thursday in much better spirits than after Saturday’s Game 1 drubbing, much of the credit for Miami’s surge falls squarely on Dwyane Wade, who was discarded by the Cleveland Cavaliers in their run-up to the playoffs and gridded as the second-worst jump shooter in the NBA this season.

Wade outscored Philadelphia 21-20 in the final 15 minutes of the first half. Then, after a 21-7 run by the Sixers cut Miami’s lead to a perilous two points, Spoelstra put Wade back on the court in the final minutes, and the Chicago native stepped through a portal and went back in time.

Wade stealthily swooped in on Dario Saric and hacked the ball away for a steal, then scored on a breakaway dunk. Wade then passed to a slashing James Johnson for a dunk on the next possession. Then came an offensive rebound that led to a jumper by Goran Dragic and, finally, Wade’s own long shot — a 23-foot dagger over Philly’s star rookie Ben Simmons — that iced the game.
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Not too shabby for a 36-year-old near the end of his Hall of Fame career.