Matt Patricia’s 22-year pass is typical NFL, but still doesn’t make sense

There’s so much to untangle about the bombshell revelation of a 1996 sexual-assault indictment against new Lions head coach Matt Patricia. The Lions, Patricia, the NFL and the Patriots (his former, long-time employer) only entangled it more in the first 24 hours after the Detroit News’ Wednesday night report.

But start with this, and just try to disprove it: If 2018 head-coaching prospect Matt Patricia were 2018 draft prospect Matt Patricia, his name would be yanked off the draft boards of multiple teams. They’d hear, they’d dig around, they’d know, they’d debate, but a bunch of franchises would decide they want no part of him.

This is where a grand insight about the NFL, its priorities and its double standards would normally go. But who even knows if that applies here?

No, it defies every thread of logic that a league — and a franchise, to be sure — that functions as it does would miss something this big, no matter how it was resolved. On the other hand, knowing the recent history of the Patriots and the NFL, it’s no less logical than anything else.

James, looking to create a unified team experience for Cleveland’s postseason run, paired with New York-based designer Thom Browne to gift each of his teammates three of Browne’s signature Super 120s twill suits (a light grey, a grey and a charcoal), white oxford shirts, cashmere cardigan sweaters, sunglasses, ties, black pebble grain leather boots (or calf leather low-cut trainers), a black Chesterfield overcoat, a bag and a sweat suit with Browne’s distinct 4-bar detail.

The retail cost of the total wardrobe each player received is north of $17,120, according to Browne’s website (far more if you include the $41,000 grey alligator Mr. Thom bag that James toted into Bankers Life Fieldhouse the first time the Cavs wore the ensemble).

For every road playoff game, through Indiana, in Toronto and now in Boston, the Cavs have worn the suits from the team hotel, onto the bus, into Cheap Replica Soccer Jerseys the visitor’s locker room when they make their entrance and up Cheap Paintball Jerseys And Pants to the postgame podium before they make their exit.

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Cowboys sign guard Dustin Stanton

The Cowboys signed offensive guard Dustin Stanton on Monday.

Stanton originally signed with the Bengals as a rookie free Baseball Jerseys Wholesale agent out of Oregon State in 2017. Cincinnati released him out of the preseason.

He sat out the 2017 season.

James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State: He had at least 70 Cheap NFL Jerseys USA receptions, 1,300 yards and 10 TDs each of the past two seasons in the Cowboys’ high-octane attack. Washington is a different flavor of receiver — almost similar to a running back — but effectively replaces Martavis Bryant, who was traded to Oakland Thursday, adding another dynamic presence to the passing attack behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

D.J. Chark, WR, LSU: If he catches 45-50 balls, great. His real value is 4.34 speed that can further open up Jacksonville’s top-ranked run game — featuring former Bayou Bengals teammate Leonard Fournette — while also creating room for a pedestrian group of receivers (Donte Moncrief, Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole).

He had previously done the same with the Colts, but their rookie minicamp is the same weekend, which means he can’t go to both.

Barrett was a productive player for the Buckeyes, with 3,053 passing yards with 35 touchdowns and nine interceptions, along with 798 rushing yards.

The Saints have Tom Savage and Taysom Hill on the depth chart behind Drew Brees.

Geron Christian, OT, Louisville: He blocked for Lamar Jackson at Louisville and could safeguard another (slightly less) mobile quarterback, Alex Smith. Christian also worked out a bit at center at the Cardinals’ pro day. Might be a while before he plays regularly with Trent Williams and Morgan Moses both under contract for several more years.

Derrick Nnadi, DL, Florida State: A 6-1, 317-pounder, he’s Kansas City’s second addition to the D-line on Day 2. Nnadi had double-digit TFLs each of past two seasons. Built low to the ground, he’s a hustler, a trait amplified by his quickness. He’s added some bulk since leaving Tallahassee, which may enable him to hold up more effectively against bigger players.

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Draft gives Patricia first chance to lay his groundwork with Lions

Allen Park — After a free-agency period filled with mostly modest and short-term signings, the NFL Draft will truly be the first opportunity for coach Matt Patricia to put his stamp on the Detroit Lions’ roster.

Obviously, each selection will ultimately be credited to general manager Bob Quinn, but as he’s stated multiple times, each roster decision will be a joint decision between Patricia and him.

In 2014, the Lions selected tight end Eric Ebron in the first round, before trading up to get linebacker Kyle Van Noy near the top of the second. And like Caldwell, neither remains with the franchise.

Ebron was jettisoned this offseason when his contract cost outpaced his value. Van Noy didn’t even make it through three seasons with the team before he was traded away to the Patriots for pennies on the dollar.

Neither of those players ended up being the program builders the Lions had hoped. Ebron was supposed to be a game-changer in the mold of Jimmy Graham, but at his best was a fringe top-10 guy at his position. Van Noy was a square peg in a round hole, asked to play a completely different style than the one he had thrived doing while at BYU.

Witten had been floated as a candidate for the Monday Night Football opening (as well as for Fox’s Thursday Night Football void), and had reportedly auditioned for the position, but until Friday we had little reason to believe he was a front-runner in a crowded field. With Peyton Manning and Brett Favre out of the running, other reported candidates have included Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Louis Riddick, Rex Ryan, Booger McFarland, Kurt Warner, Joe Thomas and Greg Olsen. But it seems as though, one way or another, Witten has risen to the top.

New general manager Brian Gutekunst displayed some efficient maneuvering in helping Green Bay stock up for the future while still addressing a big need. By trading out of the No. 14 spot with the Saints, he picked up a first-round pick in 2019 as well as a fifth rounder this year. Then, leveraging two of the league-high 12 picks with which they entered the draft, the Packers moved up nine spots to No. 18 to take cornerback Jaire Alexander, a player they likely would’ve considered at No. 14. And with 11 selections remaining (including four in the fifth round), Green Bay has enough ammo to move up on Day 2.

I’m more of an all-purpose back, can definitely catch the ball out of the backfield, can run by splitting tackles and I’m a one-cut stretch zone runner, Franklin said. I can take tosses, sweep and you can even put me in the slot. I can pick up blitzes, I can read defense, just do whatever the coach needs me to do. I Cheap European Soccer Jerseys can hit, light somebody up on special Cheap Hats And Jerseys teams, just want to make a 53-man roster.

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2018 NFL Draft Big Board: Matt Miller’s Best Remaining Players After Day 1

Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold, Denzel Ward, Bradley Chubb and Quenton Nelson, along with 26 others, heard their names called in the 2018 NFL draft from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday night.

Day 2 packs a punch of depth, potential stars and sleepers alike.

Harold Landry of Boston College, Josh Jackson and James Daniels of Iowa, and Isaiah Oliver of Colorado stand atop the Big Board as we enter Rounds 2 and 3. Day 1 may get all the flash, but these rounds are vital for contending teams.

The 2018 wide receiver class was never well-received, but with only two players off the board after Day 1, we could see some steals now in Day 2. Courtland Sutton has the makings of a No. 1 guy, but he needs to overcome a few issues, primarily separating from defenders.

Christian Kirk, D.J. Chark and James Washington all possess game-changing ability. Expect them all to hear their names called Cheap Baseball Jerseys China on Day 2.

Maxwell, 30, entered the league in 2011 out of Clemson as a sixth-round pick with Seattle, where he spent the first four years of his professional career. Maxwell then played for the Eagles in 2015 before being traded Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys to the Dolphins in 2016.

The Dolphins released Maxwell in October 2017 after he appeared in two games, leading to the Seahawks bringing him back on a one-year deal in November. Maxwell finished the 2017 season appearing in seven games with six starts.

On his career, Maxwell has appeared in 83 games with 52 starts, totaling 245 tackles (203 solo), 11 interceptions, 59 passes defensed and 11 forced fumbles.

Humphries has had a rollercoaster three years in Arizona, which started off with a rookie season that kept him inactive for all 16 games and featured Bruce Arians in his ear constantly.

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NFL schedule 2018: Chiefs, Falcons lead six contenders with toughest schedule

The 2018 NFL schedule is not created equal for all teams. While every NFL fan likes to think his or her favorite team got a raw deal from the league, in some cases, it’s actually true.

The quality of opponents from one season to the next is the biggest factor, but when and where games are played can combine to further stack the odds against teams with playoff aspirations.

Andy Reid is breaking in new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes with a brutal stretch early in the season. It starts with the Chargers and Steelers in consecutive road games. The first home game, against the rising 49ers, isn’t easy, with the Jaguars on deck at Arrowhead. The Broncos and Patriots make it four away games in the first six weeks.

The Packers face the strongest schedule in the NFL based on the combined winning percentage of last year’s opponents (.539). They face many of the same challenges the Vikings have in front of them, but the Packers draw the Redskins (away in Week 3) and Falcons (home in Week 14) instead of the Eagles and Saints.

All of Darnold’s issues are fixable, which is why he’s so alluring to NFL teams. A high-character, intelligent, strong-armed, mobile and confident passer, his flashes of great anticipation, pocket quickness and finishing ability on the perimeter speak to his upside.

Many NFL teams feel Darnold could have used another year in college, but they won’t let an elite talent like him last beyond the top five picks. Regardless, his turnovers were issues at USC, and he’ll need to clean them up early in his pro career.

It’s easy to see the negatives with Allen, and his accuracy issues go beyond a mediocre supporting cast in college. He rushes through progressions, leaves the pocket too quick at times and has room for improvement in footwork and mechanics.

Mayfield will always have limitations as a shorter QB. But that doesn’t mean he can’t continue to maximize his pocket movement, downfield vision, accuracy and confidence in traffic to develop into the next Wilson or Drew Brees. Mayfield has the rare patience and throwing lane creation ability that Buy Cheap Jerseys could Basketball Jerseys For Sale afford him similar success.

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Bill Belichick wants to hear Tom Brady’s thoughts on future in person

We know that Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t big on the Instachat or Snapface.

If he tuned into Tom Brady‘s Facebook documentary series, he might have seen a quarterback seemingly at odds with his own future.

But Belichick’s not going to worry about trying to interpret his quarterback’s intentions, at least until he hears them for himself.

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The Jets need help in the defensive line after releasing Muhammad Wilkerson.

The Dolphins released Suh to clear cap space. He spent his first five seasons in Detroit after it made him the second overall pick. He signed a six-year, $114 million contract with the Dolphins in 2015.

He won’t retain his title of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player with this contract, but it sounds as if the Jets are willing to pay him well.

The Raiders signed veteran quarterback Josh Johnson earlier this week, but that was not a signal that EJ Manuel‘s time in Oakland had reached its end.

The Raiders announced that Manuel re-signed with the team on Thursday.

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Earl Thomas: I’m going to be rich and happy wherever I play

The Seahawks have lost Sheldon Richardson, Richard Sherman, Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham and Michael Bennett already. Will Earl Thomas depart, too?

Seattle might or might not be in talks with other teams about trading the safety. Thomas seems to know about as much as we do.

“Hopefully I stay, but right now, nobody knows,” Thomas said recent in an interview with “Off the Ball” while visiting Ireland, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. “It’s a guessing game, so we’ll see.”

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Blandino said this morning on PFT Live that the catch rule as currently written has a “bright line” for the officials on the field — even if fans watching at home often find themselves baffled by the calls. Blandino is concerned that the new catch proposal is going to lead to more replay reviews.

“Is that going to be harder for the official in real time to make that call consistently? And are we going to have more plays go to replay? Because it feels like this new rule is geared more toward replay than real time officiating on the field,” Blandino said.

The NFL’s focus on changing the catch rule came after several big catches were overturned on replay last year. If the new catch rule leads Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys to more replay delays, a lot of fans may find themselves in 2018 wondering why they Cheap Euro Jerseys were so eager to see the old rule overturned.

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Corey Liuget takes “full responsibility” for four-game PED suspension

The NFL has suspended Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget for the first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, via multiple reports.

He released a statement:

“I made a mistake and take full responsibility,” Liuget said, via Fernando Ramirez of NBC San Diego. “As part of my training program, I placed my trust in someone who, in hindsight, was not well versed in the NFL’s policy on banned substances. As players, we’re told time and again that the NFL holds you responsible for anything in your body. Even if you take it accidentally, it’s on you. Pretty cut and dry. You hear it and think, ‘That won’t be me; that can’t possibly happen to me.’ Yet, here I am, suspended four games, and it’s my fault.

Right-hander Mat can opt out of his minor league deal with the Nationals if he isn’t added to the team’s 25- roster by tomorrow, Sports’ Rosenthal reports. Detroit also has former third-round pick Alex on the practice squad, and may be interested re-signing Johnthan Banks, who was acquired a trade last month but cut over the weekend.Mannion has been the forgotten man to most people when it comes to the Rams QB plans.

After Malcolm Butler signed with the Titans, he had nothing but kind words for Bill Belichick. Belichick, who benched Butler in the Super Bowl, expressed those same sentiments for his former cornerback.

“I have a lot of respect for Malcolm,” Belichick said, via Cheap Cycling Jerseys Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. “From the day he got here in rookie minicamp four years ago, he’s always competed as hard as he could. He always has Cheap Barcelona Jerseys been a great competitor on the field, and I totally respect that. I’m not going to get into last year. I’m not going to get into next year or some other year. I talked to Malcolm.

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Reggie Nelson returns to Raiders

As new Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther brings to Oakland his Cincinnati defense, Guenther would benefit from having players who know New Cheap Jerseys the defense. And there’s a guy who has played for the Raiders who would help out significantly in that regard.

Free-agent safety Reggie Nelson has agreed a one-year deal to remain with the Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

The bigger question is whether Bennett knew that an incident had occurred. Even if Bennett wasn’t arrested at the time he allegedly shoved an elderly woman at the conclusion of Super Bowl LI, the Personal Conduct Policy requires the player to report an incident even without an arrest.

“Clubs and players are obligated to promptly report any matter that comes to their attention (through, for example, victim or witness reports, law enforcement, or media reports) that may constitute a violation of this Policy,” the official policy states.

Tebow split time between Low-A Columbia and High-A Port St. Lucie last season, and hit .226 in the process.

He went to training camp with the Mets major league camp, but hit .056 and sprained his ankle stepping on a sprinkler, leading to him being sent down.

The Mets remain high on the 30-year-old’s prospects, saying they expected him to make it to the big leagues eventually.

One name that came up early in the process was British Grade Cheap Jerseys businessman Joe Lewis. While it’s unclear if he’s still in the running to purchase the team, his presence in the process is interesting for several reasons.

Lewis owns the English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, whose new North London stadium was built with input from the NFL.

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James Jones says Morgan Burnett is heading to the Steelers

Former NFL receiver James Jones got one step ahead of the five-minute-head’s-up information robots as to the destination of former Packers teammates Jordy Nelson. Jones is at it again with former Packers teammate Morgan Burnett.

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