Monthly Archives: April 2018

The league scrapped a proposal to reduce pass interference from a spot foul to an NCAA-style 15-yard penalty.

The newly ratified language also gets rid of the pesky going to the ground language, and it will decriminalize letting the nose of the ball wiggle slightly while securing it, a pair of bugbears that have caused many apparent catches to be overturned for submolecular reasons in recent years.

Tuesday’s 32-0 vote offers real hope that plays that look like catches in real time will have a much higher probability of counting as catches from now on. There will still be controversies, and we will howl and gnash our teeth across the internet at the first bobbled ball that slips through the cracks of the new rules. But when in doubt, the next Dez Bryant catch or Jesse James catch will actually be a highlight to cherish, not Exhibit A in a Monday morning mock trial.

The change was popular in some league and fan circles, but Vincent, a former Pro Bowl cornerback, expressed skepticism about it on Friday.

Professional defensive backs are too skilled and too smart, Vincent said. And you can play the play. You don’t want a defensive back being able to strategically grab a guy. Vincent’s warning of unintended consequences was a likely reason many owners were wary of supporting such an extreme change.

Mara’s comments Tuesday somewhat mirror what he said Sunday at the NFL owners meeting, but he had at least left the door open for the team to deal the three-time Pro Bowler.

I can’t answer that one way or the other, Mara said when asked if Beckham would be with the Giants when the 2018 season kicks off, per ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert. We’re certainly not shopping him. Again, when you’re coming off a season when you’re 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn’t say that anyone is untouchable.

The New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard reported Monday the Los Angeles Rams reached out to the Giants about a potential trade for Beckham. According to Leonard, the Giants want a first-round pick plus additional assets in return if they were ever to move Beckham.

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported Beckham has already talked to two Rams players about going to Los Angeles and signaled he’d be open to the trade.

Whether the Giants trade Beckham or not, his contract Top Cheap Jerseys remains a pressing concern. He’s set to make almost $8.5 million in Super Cheap Jerseys 2018 after New York picked up the fifth-year option in his rookie deal.

Trevone Boykin released by Seahawks after being accused of choking girlfriend

The Seattle Seahawks released quarterback Trevone Boykin on Tuesday, minutes after a Dallas TV station’s report of a domestic violence incident that allegedly occurred last week.

A woman described as Boykin’s girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, told WFAA that an argument last week at Boykin’s home in Mansfield, Texas, became physical after she refused to unlock her phone. Bailey alleged that Boykin choked her and that she woke up in a puddle of blood on the kitchen floor after she blacked out.

The story that was reported casts a bad light on the organization and on me, Boykin said in a statement to NFL Network. I want to be clear that the story is false.

This woman has lied about me and it has cost me my job. I know guilt by association is real. This person has fabricated a story and I am suffering the consequences. I will let the legal system run its course and I know I will be vindicated.

Bailey and Boykin were both arrested last March after a car crash in Dallas. Bailey faced two charges of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury after she accelerated in reverse and struck seven pedestrians before crashing into the side of a bar, according to the Dallas Police Department. Boykin, who was a passenger, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

Boykin, 24, spent last season on the Seahawks’ practice squad after serving as a backup in 2016.

Under new general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur, the Giants entered the offseason with a renewed focus on repairing their damaged offensive line and shockingly thin linebacker corps. It didn’t take very long for them to address both areas. They were able to acquire veteran linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two late-round draft picks, and later added left tackle Nate Solder on a four-year, $62 million deal that made him the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL. Although the collective cost for the two players seems extensive on the surface, Gettleman & Co. did what they had to do in order to shore up two extremely weak areas.

Patriots trade for DT Danny Shelton, CB Jason McCourty The New England Patriots had an obvious problem on the defensive side of the ball in 2017, and Matt Patricia leaving to coach the Detroit Lions certainly added to lingering concerns as the new league year opened. But Bill Belichick and the Patriots promptly shored up some weaker areas by acquiring quality talent by whatever means necessary. In two separate trades with the Cleveland Browns, the Patriots were able to land defensive tackle Danny Shelton and cornerback Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys Jason McCourty, who Really Cheap Jerseys will be paired with his twin brother, Devin.

Mike Zimmer: Vikings medical staff more worried by Teddy Bridgewater’s knee than I was

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said, though he personally felt optimistic about the long-term health of Teddy Bridgewater’s knee, the team’s medical staff was concerned about the quarterback’s long-term future in the NFL.

Well, I thought he was doing good in practice. The reports I’d get back from the medical people weren’t as positive as I was, Zimmer said Tuesday at the NFL annual meetings.

The Vikings reset their quarterback position in free agency, signing Kirk Cousins and trading for Trevor Siemian. Bridgewater, Keenum and Bradford all signed elsewhere.

I mean, everything (Bridgewater) does, he overcomes, Zimmer said. He’s a great competitor. A great kid.

I mean, for him to come back from the injury he had was significant. Really, it was remarkable, for the amount of time. No one in the history of the world has come back from the injury he had in that amount of time.

The Vikings gathered information about athletes from all sports who suffered an injury similar to Bridgewater’s. According to their medical staff’s analysis, Zimmer said 24 total cases were recorded, and half of those athletes never competed again.

It was doubtful, Zimmer said of the initial medical prognosis that Bridgewater would be able to play again.

But I think the part about knowing who the kid was made it a little bit better.

Trevone Boykin was accused of viciously beating his girlfriend last Tuesday. It wasn’t until this Tuesday — a day after the victim went on Dallas’s WFAA-TV to tell her story — that the Seahawks released him, although they reportedly knew of the investigation into the incident soon after it happened. The NFL might never get a grip, collectively or with each team, on how to deal with players in these situations. The way the Seahawks handled this one doesn’t create much confidence. Until this, Boykin was the only backup for Russell Wilson under contract. Until this, they were ready to ride with him.

They lost Paul Richardson in free agency. They traded Bennett and released Sherman. They have entertained trading Thomas. And NHL Jerseys China they used the anybody but Kaepernick strategy of backing up the most valuable, and vulnerable, player on Orioles Cheap Jerseys their roster.

Diamondbacks go for sweep over visiting Dodgers

The Arizona Diamondbacks challenged the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West last season because their rotation had Dodgers-like success, and the D-backs are working on a reprise this season.

Descalso made his second start of the season at second base when Ketel Marte moved to shortstop to give Nick Ahmed a day off. Ahmed entered tied for the NL lead with seven RBI.

We set the tone last year, Peralta said. Everybody knows what kind of team we are. It’s not about one person. We have a team approach. That’s what we do.

Corbin is 3-9 with a 4.42 ERA in 16 appearances (14 starts) in his career against the Dodgers. He was 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA in two starts against them in 2017.

Wood, who gave up only one hit in eight scoreless innings in his season debut against San Francisco on Friday, is 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 12 career appearances (eight starts) against Arizona. He was 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in three starts against the Diamondbacks Cheap Quality Soccer Jerseys in 2017, striking out 23 in 21 innings. Wood was 16-3 last year.

Since the two-way phenom signed with the Los Angeles Angels in December, his cards and other autographed Cheap Replica Soccer Jerseys items have been highly coveted throughout the sports collectible industry.

This particular card was signed by the Japanese star in red ink, making it the rarer of two parallel groups of Ohtani autographs found within the set. Only 69 of this variation were produced, each one numbered individually. What makes Neshek’s lucky haul extra special is that it’s the first one in the group that the pitcher/slugger signed, numbered 01/69.

Neshek often solicits autographs from teammates and opponents to add to his robust memorabilia collection. When he discovered the Ohtani card, though, he got a little flustered and accidentally placed it upside down in a protective case.

Noticed how excited I was and put this in upside down … brutal, he tweeted.