Cassius Marsh on playing for the Patriots: ‘They don’t have fun there’

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Marsh said the Patriots did not have him in a role that fit his strengths. He said he’s a pass rusher, but New England had him dropping back in coverage.

I confronted (Patriots coach Bill Belichick) about all the things that were going on,Marsh said. I won’t get into detail, but it was B.S. things they were doing. I just wasn’t a fan. And so I, basically, without asking to get cut, I kind of asked to get cut. 鈥?I had confidence that I would have an opportunity elsewhere and I would take advantage of it.

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He’s starting to ask the right questions and he’s seeing the right things,Jones said (via He’s getting a lot of reps both out here and in the virtual reality part of it. He’s staying plugged in, he’s going to be OK.

Monday’s news came a day after 3 Down Nation reported that Vernon Adams Jr., also battling to be Masoli’s top backup, was sidelined with an injury, clearing the way for Manziel to at least get more practice reps.

Bennett, Sproles not at Eagles’ voluntary OTAs

Defensive end Michael Bennett and running back Darren Sproles were not in attendance as the Eagles opened OTAs on Tuesday.

Kendricks’ departure does not come as a great surprise despite his quality of play for the Super Bowl champions in 2017. He was scheduled to make $7.6 million this year, another likely factor in the team deciding to move on from him.

Biggest breaks: There’s not much far interdivison travel, save for the trip to Seattle. The Cowboys also will be in familiar domed conditions in Atlanta, Houston and Indy. Dallas probably won’t go 6-2 on the road again, but there’s nothing close to brutal on the road.

“Here’s what pissed me off,” Johnson said. “The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, but just because the way that they won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that how everybody else is supposed to do the same thing? No, it’s not. And that’s what I got mad at, the arrogance by them.

“There was obviously some stuff behind closed doors. Their owner talking s— to our owner. Bill talking s— to our head coach [Doug Pederson] before the game. I’m not going to say it, but a lot of s— kind (of) built up to that, and I just got tired of hearing about it, man, to be honest.”

Johnson has always been candid about his feelings towards the Patriots, saying he would “much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls” during his career.

“I just think that the Patriot Way is a fear-based organization,” Johnson said in February. “Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They’ve won for a long time. Do I think people enjoy and can say, ‘I had a lot of fun playing there?’ No, I don’t. That’s just the God’s honest truth.”ravens_081

‘Other Cavs,’ led by Kyle Korver, open lanes for LeBron James

Asked to explain how the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to tie up the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics 2-2, winning two games in a row by a combined 39 points after dropping the first two by a combined 38, Kyle Korver didn’t mince words.
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We were just relying on LeBron [James] to do everything, Korver said after the Cavs’ 111-102 win in Game 4 on Monday. James continued to shine as the series shifted to Cleveland, following 27 points and 12 assists in Game 3 with 44 points and five rebounds Jay Beagle Youth jersey in Game 4. But the so-called other Cavs also made their presence felt.

Then there was the time Korver sacrificed his body by diving onto the floor for a loose ball late in the third quarter, eluding both the 24-year-old Terry Rozier and the 24-year-old Marcus Smart while Cleveland was trying to stave off a Boston run.

The Browns were shopping Taylor before and during the draft, but found no takers. But with the dust settled, team needs are coming into sharper focus.

The Cardinals turned over their secondary this offseason, cutting Tyrann Mathieu, with Justin Bethel and Tramon Williams joining him on the way out. They brought Bashaud Breeland in for a visit yesterday.

The Browns used their second first-rounder on cornerback Denzel Ward, and added free agents in bulk (T.J. Carrie, E.J. Gaines, Terrance Mitchell), while trading for Damarious Randall to move him to safety.

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Lynn has best start, leads Twins over Tigers 6-0

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The White Sox will counter with right-hander Dylan Covey (0-1, 6.00 ERA), who will make his second start of the season and the 14th of his career.

Royals: RHP Jakob Junis (5-3, 3.51) will be facing the Cardinals for the first time in his career. He’s 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in three starts against National League teams, all coming in 2017. He has allowed two or fewer runs and worked at least six innings in three of his road starts this season.

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Kansas City starter Jason Hammel had to jog his memory on what to do after a win. It had been that long for Hammel, who was making his 290th career start Tuesday night.

He earned his first victory of the season, helped by home runs by Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez in a 5-1 win by the Royals over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hammel (1-5) has Vance McDonald Youth jersey been winless in his previous 13 starts dating back to his last win Sept. 6, 2017. He also had been winless in his previous seven road starts.

Honestly I feel like I forgot how to celebrate after a win, Hammel said. It’s been so long, personally. But I’ve been doing this a long time and there’s time you feel like you’re down and you feel like you’re making good pitches like I was earlier in the year and just sometimes it doesn’t happen.

Every win is important. You should celebrate all of them. So obviously it feels really good.

Hammel went seven innings, giving up nine hits and a run to help the Royals win for the second time in 10 games. He struck out six and hit a batter with no walks.

He really had his slider going, Royals manager Ned Yost said about Hammel. He pitched seven really strong innings for us. He ended up only giving up one run. A lot of hits were kind of off the bat.

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory applying for reinstatement

Suspended defensive end Randy Gregory is hoping for a return to the Cowboys in 2018.
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Gregory will submit his application for NFL reinstatement on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

The red flags in Gregory’s pre-draft scouting report have come back to haunt the Cowboys since they selected the troubled Nebraska pass rusher in the second round of the 2015 draft. He has already been suspended three times, including last year’s season-long ban for violating the NFL’s Policy for Substances of Abuse.
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Because Payne is going to command attention, Washington’s pass rush should improve a bit. However, it’s his run-stuffing ability that is going to have the biggest immediate impact. As long as Payne remains healthy, the Redskins will no longer have the league’s worst run defense.

The New Orleans Saints saw their defense improve last season, thanks in large part to the presence of rookie first-round pick Marshon Lattimore. He immediately became the team’s No. 1 cornerback and went on to win Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Just getting all those pieces in place to be more efficient in the passing game. Young quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, how efficient is he gonna be, how fast can he get used to those pieces?

Fox kept a tight leash on Trubisky last season, allowing the rookie to throw more than 35 passes just twice in 12 games.

It’s important to note context, however, as injuries and questionable free-agent signings left Trubisky with the shakiest receiving corps in the league. The ultra-conservative Fox had no intention of throwing his promising young quarterback to the wolves by putting too much responsibility on his shoulders in a lost season.

In fact, Fox couldn’t have been more bullish on Trubisky’s potential.

He’s got what it takes, Fox raved after Trubisky’s starting debut in early October. There’s no doubt in my mind.

Trubisky’s skill set is Authentic Tyler Ervin Jersey tailor-made for the offense Nagy ran in Kansas City, taking advantage of Alex Smith ‘s athleticism with rollouts and run-pass options.

In his third season under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, it’s finally Leonard Floyd’s year to break out as a pass-rusher for the Chicago Bears.

NFL: No further action needed against Russ Brandon

Former Bills CEO Russ Brandon will be facing no further issues following his abrupt resignation. The NFL announced on Friday that it has investigated the situation, and that the case can be closed.

We are satisfied the club addressed the matter in a timely, thorough and appropriate manner, the league said, via

The Yankees got Cole, usually a starting pitcher, from the Nationals on April 2Baseball America had ranked the right-hander No. 91 on its top prospects list before the 2015 season. had him ranked No. 52 at the same time.

It’s a great effort by him, really proud of him, especially considering he just hasn’t had the work to have a chance to even be sharp. It was a big effort, Boone said.

I’m here to defend my honor and clear my name. Twenty-two years ago, I was falsely accused of something very serious — very serious allegations. There were claims made about me that never happened. I’m thankful, on one level, that the process worked and the case was dismissed. At the same time, I was never given the opportunity to defend myself or to allow push back and the truth to clear my name.

This was something that was very traumatic to me when I was 21 years old. Once it was finally addressed, I tried to put it behind me. For those of you that are just getting to know me, and for those who have known me for a long time, you should know I was raised the right way by two amazing parents who taught me to know the difference between right and wrong. To stand up for what’s right. And to stand up for those who have been wronged. I have two older sisters that taught me respect and love. I will always try to protect them, and keep them from harm. I’m a husband and a father to a wonderful and amazing family. I try to share those same values with them.

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Ben Roethlisberger and the Rise of the Oversensitive Franchise Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger has always been about as thick-skinned as a soap bubble. Tweet him about why he’s so sensitive, and he’ll probably block you (if he hasn’t already). So it’s no surprise how he’s been acting in the weeks since the Steelers drafted Mason Rudolph as his maybe-kinda-sorta eventual successor. 聽
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Roethlisberger, who is 36 years old and took up annual retirement speculation as an offseason hobby two years ago, responded to the team’s reasonable decision to select Rudolph with a tour de force of snippy passive-aggression during an聽appearance on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh last week. He dismissed Rudolph as a possible third-stringer聽who cannot help this team now.

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While Ingram was overshadowed at times by Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara, who led the team with 1,554 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns, the veteran was an integral part of the No. 2 offense in the NFL last season.

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Rapoport provided additional details on the running back’s status with the team:

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Mike Gillislee in danger of not making Patriots’ roster

Last year, New England signed running back Mike Gillislee to a two-year, $6.4 million contract and sent a fifth-round draft pick to Buffalo to acquire him as a restricted free agent. This year, Gillislee is in danger of not making the Patriots’ roster.
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He’s not going to throw it a million miles an hour at you, Kirk said. You have to know when to put a touch on it, and he’s good at that.

The Cardinals are going to let Rosen be Rosen, insisting they won’t muzzle him. The former UCLA star’s outspokenness didn’t sit well with everybody, but Arizona believes it got its franchise quarterback with the 10th overall pick.

I don’t want to try to control him because the kind of person he is has allowed him to be the player he is, Wilks said. I like his leadership. As I told you from Day 1, he’s wired a little different, and I like that.

Many players cry tears of joy after being selected, but not Cedric Benson. The fourth overall pick by Chicago in 2005 cried on draft night for the opposite reason.

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Josh Freeman rolls the dice in Montreal

At a time when one failed former first-round quarterback considers whether to take a chance in Canada, another failed former first-round quarterback has embraced it.
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Into the conference semis, the Knights are playing with house money

The team opened its hearts to the city’s healing, and in turn, fans have embraced the team. When the Knights hosted a fan festival on Jan. 14, more than 10,000 people showed up. The team has sold tickets at 103.7 percent of capacity, fourth best in the NHL.

In typical Vegas fashion, the team has made games a destination. “It’s like you’re in a nightclub,” explained the Capitals’ Ovechkin at this season’s All-Star Game. “It’s like a party. Everybody dancing. It’s like, ‘Holy Jesus, are we in a hockey game or is this like a pool party out there?'” There’s an elaborate pregame ceremony — part rip-off of a Medieval Times skit — and a glow-in-the-dark drum line perched in the 200 level.

It is also clearly different from what most road teams expect from Sin City: The league’s methods for preparing for the “Vegas Flu” have become legendary. The Flames organized their first moms trip when they visited on Feb. 21. The Ducks called an audible in February and flew into town just hours before puck drop. The Maple Leafs stayed nearly 30 minutes away by Red Rock Canyon — and all three teams lost anyway.

Of course, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella actually encouraged his players to go out so they would “play guilty,” and they lost 6-3. All of this mostly serves to amuse the Golden Knights, who, by the way, also have a winning record away from home. “You hear of teams doing this and that,” Schmidt says. “Sure, stay off the Strip, but you’re just adding time to your Uber trip.”

Not only did the Knights finish with a .655 point percentage, they placed first in the Pacific Division and cruised into the second round of the playoffs — the first NHL team to make the postseason in its inaugural season since the Oilers and Whalers merged from the WHA in 1979-80, when just five of the league’s 21 teams didn’t make the playoffs.

Cynics will point out that Vegas enjoyed a more generous expansion format than the NHL has ever granted before, as teams could protect fewer players than in the past. That’s true, but the Knights also gamed the system: Vegas GM George McPhee orchestrated 10 official trades ahead of the draft, collecting 10 picks and six additional players on top of his 30 draftees.

“A lot of teams got in their own heads,” a Western Conference GM says. “In reality, you just need to suck it up and lose one player. But a lot of teams wanted to protect certain assets and got fancy making side deals, and it kind of nipped them in the butt.”