Eagles draft 346-pound Australian rugby player Jordan Mailata

It took a grand jury 11 minutes to end Khaseem Green’s NFL career.

The former Rutgers football star was indicted on a gun charge following a shooting outside an Elizabeth nightclub in 2016.

He didn’t fire the gun, but prosecutors claimed that he handed the weapon to the shooter. They said they had security camera footage of the handoff and the gunman, Jason Sanders, implicated Greene.

Okay, well you can recant at another time. Not tonight, one of the detectives tells Sanders. When the prosecutor’s office talks to you about your case you can say that wasn’t Khaseem…

After talking to a couple people on the cap side of the business, my feeling is Ryan’s contract has three elements to it that are worth paying attention. First, Cousins broke ground by getting a fully guaranteed three-year deal in March. Ryan didn’t pull that off. But he did get his first three years fully guaranteed, and he’s due a total of $94. 5 million over that time.

On Thursday morning, ESPN leaked to ESPN that Witten was indeed joining ESPN. And that news invites speculation as to the impetus of the following tweet from Warner, posted late Wednesday afternoon: “I remember the days growing up believing the BEST person for the job — not race, not gender, not age, not pedigree — led to gaining position… trying to figure out if it ever TRULY applied (thinking I was just a naive kid) but, if so, how did we get so backwards!?”

If Warner was the fallback choice to Witten and if ESPN was ready to leak to ESPN as of Thursday morning that Witten would be joining ESPN, it’s possible if not probable if not most likely that Witten made his decision and communicated it to ESPN on Wednesday at the latest, and that Warner would have gotten word that he has won silver in a gold-medal-only contest at some point on Wednesday as well. So if Warner knew ESPN was going with Witten before Warner posted his tweet (and it would be a surprise if Warner didn’t), it’s fair to think there was a connection between his sentiment and his situation.broncos_016_c87cfd1fa4367b1f-180x180

What differences did Red Sox see in Yankees’ Luis Severino?

The Boston Red Sox were the one team that got to Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino this season.

Kiero Small, FB, Arkansas GM John Schneider traded their first-rounder (pick 32) to Minnesota (Teddy Bridgewater) and picked up an extra second-rounder in the process.

After a second trade (the Lions moving up to get linebacker Kyle Van Noy at 40), that second-rounder eventually became Paul Richardson.

If Richardson delivers on the intrigue he has teased as a vertical threat, it will be in Washington, where he just signed for $16.5 million guaranteed as a free agent.

(The Seahawks are hoping that recently acquired ex-Cardinal Jaron Brown can fill Richardson’s perimeter deep threat role.) Justin Britt took a few years to get going but found his traction once he moved to center in 2016.

His skill set clearly fits best there, though in 2017 he didn’t quite build on the upside he showed at first blush.

“I don’t think I’m talking today,” Flacco said.

Now, it would be irresponsible to add more importance to those six words than they carry on their own. It would also be irresponsible to assume they mean nothing. They exist on their own. A newsworthy thing happened to the team Flacco’s a member of. He didn’t want to talk about it.

The reality is, when you use a first-round pick on a quarterback, the clock starts ticking on the incumbent.

Flacco has four years left on his contract, but all the guaranteed money is gone after this season. And as Florio mentioned yesterday, there’s a reasonable chance that they could part ways with him as soon as after this season and at least after two more years.

That’s plenty of time for an apprenticeship, and the 33-year-old Flacco has to know it. He might have thoughts on the subject, but we don’t know that.

He’s best outside but proficient in the slot.) Such versatility was supposed to describe Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but he was erratic and is now with the Jaguars, who hope his two or three tantalizing outings each year can turn into… four, maybe five?broncos_007_f2b3860642a09f78-180x180

After the Ravens pick, Aikman framed his comments differently.

He’s obviously a terrific talent. He’s got a lot of ability, and his passing game did improve as he moved through the last few seasons, and his passing ability did improve fairly well. If you look at him, he’s been well-coached, coming from the Louisville offense and Bobby Petrino. He probably ran more pro concepts than Baker Mayfield at Oklahoma, in a more complicated offense than Sam Darnold ran at USC. So, the fact that he’s able to sit back and watch and learn and become a little bit more accurate as a passer is going to serve him well.

Rudolph will slot in as Ben Roethlisberger ‘s backup, possibly serving as the team’s third-string quarterback in his rookie year with a plan to develop him into a starter. The Oklahoma State product will be reunited with his college teammate receiver James Washington, who was selected with the Steelers’ previous pick during the second round.

The two were one of the most prolific passing combinations in college the past two seasons. Mason Rudolph Bio Position: QB School: Oklahoma State College Experience: Senior Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lbs Strengths Ideal size and plays with toughness, often taking shots in the pocket to allow routes to develop in Oklahoma’s downfield offense. Consistently strong ball placement from the pocket. Maximizes short passing game with yards after the catch.

Just wanted to let you know that I look forward to playing with you. I’ll be an open book, so if you ever need anything or have any questions, feel free to ask. Hope all is well.

Rosen seemed appreciative of the message and was shown texting Bradford back. The exchange can be seen in the latest episode of the team’s Flight Plan series.

On Thursday, most of the team’s players and coaches attended a golf event to benefit Cardinals charities. Before teeing off, cornerback Patrick Peterson told reporters Rosen texted him soon after being drafted.

Shazier attended a Penguins game and stood up, with some help, while fans gave him a standing ovation:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared on Super Bowl Sunday that Shazier hasn’t just regained feeling in his legs, but he’s also regained movement and is engaging in a regular walking routine. But Michele Tafoya reported that Shazier wasn’t walking on his own, which Shazier then confirmed himself. tigers_005-115x115

Browns eyeing new stadium, exploring early options for its possible development

Although the Cleveland Browns have more than a decade before the lease at their current stadium runs out, the team is already trying to figure out what might come next. During an interview with ESPN.com this week, Browns co-owner Dee Haslam revealed that the team is in the very early stages of planning a major downtown development project that could include a new stadium. Haslam also said that the team might consider renovating FirstEnergy Stadium, which opened in 1999.

The main thing is to start the conversation, at some point, Haslam said. I don’t know that we’re ready to start the conversation, but we are ready to get all the information we can about what’s possible.

The Browns’ lease at FirstEnergy Stadium expires in 2029. If the Browns do build a new stadium, it likely wouldn’t be up and running until 2030. To put that in perspective, even if Baker Mayfield turns out to be an All-Pro quarterback, he’d be well into the back half of his career, as he’d be going into his 13th season when the stadium opens.

But the root of the connection actually goes back further.

He was the one tight ends coach at my Pro Day, Carter told NJ Advance Media. We’ve known each other for a while. I just want to come in here and prove myself. Knowing that he is the head coach now, hopefully if I do what I’ve got to do, he’ll bang the table for me.

Giants’ 53-man roster projection: Who makes it?

The Vikings released Carter before their NFC Divisional Playoff Game in order to get no-longer-injured backup quarterback Sam Bradford on the active roster. Carter played 28 offensive snaps and 18 special teams snaps in the final three games of the regular season.

It was a crazy time, Carter said. I had just gotten on the active roster a couple weeks before so I was on my high horse thinking everything is good: We are NFC North champs and going to the playoffs. Things happen. That’s how it is in the NFL. I ended up losing that opportunity there. I was down in the dumps for a little bit.

Then he went food shopping.canucks_037

Former Steelers doctor gets 10 years for steroid and painkiller distribution

A former Steelers team physician was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being found guilty of conspiring to illegally distribute anabolic steroids, human growth hormone and narcotic painkillers.

According to Jonathan Silver of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 68-year-old Richard Rydze was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted last May on 180 counts. He was accused of distributing painkillers since 2005 and trafficking in human growth hormone and steroids since 2007.

The Dallas Cowboys officially placed DT Davon on waivers Monday, according to the NFL transactions release.I know the Giants were kinda sorta still the race why would you take a with such a valuable player?had 16 DNP-CDs.Oduya left Tuesday night’s game against the New Rangers midway through the second period and did not return to the bench.

But 1992, Hall was serious competition for The Tonight Show, which was viewers to the hip, urban upstart as aged.The penalty-prone is a lot better now than he was then.Hosmer, Yelich has taken a step forward this year.And get this, on way home I pulled into a parking lot and I was so out of it that I backed car into the front bumper of another car.

Fowler reports Bell increased his asking price in time for the 2018 negotiations, and that caused the Steelers to step back (via another franchise tag) and reassess where they stand with their All-Pro running back.

It’s logical Bell’s price would go up, given his 2018 tag number being $14.5MM instead of $12.1MM and that the cap now resides at $177MM. A report earlier this week said Bell may be looking for $17MM AAV, but Fowler said that’s probably just a negotiating tactic rather than a baseline price. He expects the 26-year-old back’s floor remains the $14.5MM franchise tag number, with it possibly taking more than $15MM per year to seal the deal.

If the Jaguars don’t make a big move up the draft board, they’re expected to add either a top tight end like Hurst or a receiver like Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk. Hurst fills a more pressing and unique need.

The Colts make a move up in Round 1 to get the running back they like in Jones, who reminds many of Melvin Gordon. After Frank Gore’s departure, the Colts need a plug-and-play running back.dolphins_017

If convicted on all charges, He faces up to 11 years in prison.

The 49ers drafted Foster 31st overall last year after questions about his health and character caused him to drop from being a possible top 10 pick.

Ridley and Moore are excellent options for the former type of receiver. Ridley might not have ideal top-end speed, but he’s good at creating separation both on the perimeter and in the middle, and he can catch everything. Moore can take over games with volume and can take any play to the house.

Right in Dallas’ own backyard is Sutton, a behemoth (6-3, 218 pounds) who can both outrun cornerbacks and go up and get the ball over them, a la Bryant. Ridley is the safest. Sutton has the highest upside. Moore combines both of those elements. Any of the three would make Prescott happy.

If Dallas’ first-round pick is not a wideout, then it must be defensive line or offensive line, in that order of selection preference should the Cowboys stay at No. 19.

Fox Sports acquired the rights to “Thursday Night Football” through 2022 for $3.3 billion in January and will avoid another red-green debacle like 2015’s Bills-Jets game or the ketchup-mustard game between the Buccaneers and Rams.

Last season, some Washington players reportedly refused to wear their all-mustard-yellow color rush uniforms and, according to former Redskins tight end and current radio personality Chris Cooley, instead opted for a burgundy jersey with burgundy bottoms.

The Packers make a play for Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson if the guard falls into the double-digit picks. Nelson is the best offensive lineman in the draft, and that would get Rodgers’ attention. Green Bay hasn’t drafted an offensive lineman in the first round since Derek Sherrod in 2010, but Nelson would be a perfect fit. Could the Packers get new Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Kramer to announce the pick?

The Packers can add another tight end or receiver, and Penn State’s Mike Gesicki, a freakish tight end who would pair well with new acquisition Jimmy Graham, or Oklahoma State’s James Washington, the Biletnikoff Award winner who averaged 19.8 yards per catch for his career with the Cowboys, would be options. Auburn guard Braden Smith also should be on the Packers’ Day 2 radar.seahawks_089