Meet the player Pat Shurmur made his 1st move with Giants courtesy of an inside job

EAST RUTHERFORD Go look at a sign-in sheet for Penn State’s Pro Day in 2016 and suddenly Pat Shurmur’s first official act as Giants head coach will make even more sense.

About 24 hours after hiring Shurmur on Jan. 22, the Giants claimed tight end Kyle Carter off waivers from the Vikings. Shurmur spent the past two seasons as Vikings tight ends coach-turned-offensive coordinator and had a first-hand scouting report on Carter.

My wife and I were at the grocery store and I randomly got a call from my agent saying ‘We got something: Pat wants you over in New York,’ Carter said. I was like, ‘For real?’ I didn’t even think about that when it came to options. I thought I would just go back to Minnesota after waivers.

Carter had been released three previous times by the Vikings, re-signing to the practice squad or a futures contract each time.

It was one of those type of things things (where) they didn’t want to do it but they had to do it, Carter said. Once the waiver wire was over, they would sign me back. I was OK with that stuff. That was my team. But when this opportunity came up, I was excited.

So I think it’s really important to find out what’s possible. According to Haslam, the Browns want to get all their options on the table before they decide what move to make. There could be a lot of great ideas that we might not be able to do because it’s not feasible for one reason or another, Haslam said. I don’t want to get the horse in front of the cart until we’re knowledgeable enough to know, because we’re not informed enough to know right now. But we do know that we have a desire to make a bigger impact on the future of Cleveland.

Due to the weather in Cleveland, a domed stadium or a retractable roof might make sense, but Haslam wasn’t ready to commit to any type of design when she was asked about the plans this week. Those are all the questions that you ask over the next five years, Haslam said.

We are not developers. We don’t know about it. We are in the learning stages of what you would do, so we don’t know. I don’t think anybody has any idea of how that would Cheap Jerseys And Hats work. I think it’s way premature to have some of these conversations. Whenever there’s talk of a new stadium, one of the Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys first questions that comes up involves who will be footing the bill. Although there’s no answer to that question yet, the Haslams have already shown that they’re willing to contribute some serious money to get things done. In 2015, the team paid for roughly $95 million toward a $125 million renovation of FirstEnergy that took two years to complete.

They’ve been talking and texting ever since.

After every outing CC texts me to see how I did and how I felt, Sheffield said.

Sabathia and Sheffield becoming rotation mates later this season isn’t out of the question. Sheffield earned this Triple-A promotion – he allowed one run over 12 innings and struck out 17 in his last two starts for Trenton – but the timing came one day after the Yankees learned they’ve be without No. 5 starter Jordan Montgomery for 6-to-8 weeks due to an elbow flexor strain.

Rookie Domingo German is getting the first chance to take Montgomery’s spot, but if he struggles Sheffield could get a first big-league call-up if he’s pitching well in Triple-A.

That’s what I’m hoping for, Sheffield said. We’ll see what happens. They’ll tell me when I’m ready.

Jason Witten is what pro football is supposed to be about, Parcells told ESPN’s Todd Archer on Thursday. He came to the Cowboys, got himself established very early, maximized his potential as a player and sustained very, very good play for an exceptionally long period of time and made a significant contribution to the team every year. Now he’s transitioning to another career by virtue of his reputation and his affiliation with the Cowboys and the success he has had. That’s what pro football is supposed to be.

Aside from playing in 239 of 240 regular season games, Witten’s numbers (1,152 receptions fourth all-time 12,448 yards, 68 TDs) make him a surefire Hall of Famer.

I don’t think there’s much doubt he’s going to wind up in there, Parcells said. His credentials are certainly worthy.

During a series of television appearances this week, Giuliani has also talked at length about the ongoing special counsel investigation into possible collusion Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Trump talked to reporters again Friday after taking a helicopter from the White House to Joint Base Andrews and before departing to Dallas, where he is addressing a gathering of the Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys National Rifle Association Friday afternoon.

Another award for Yankees’ Didi Gregorius and his red-hot bat

Two days after being named the American League Player of the Week, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has another piece of hardware to add to his trophy shelf: the American League Player of the Month for April.

Below is the press release with the announcement:

Gregorius posted a slash line of.327/.421/.735 with 24 runs scored, 32 hits, eight doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 30 RBI and two stolen bases to claim his first career AL Player of the Month Award. Didi’s All-Star teammate Aaron Judge won a pair of monthly awards last season, including the most recent honor last September. Among qualified AL leaders, the Amsterdam, Netherlands native finished the month first in RBI and slugging percentage; tied for first in home runs and extra-base hits (19); tied for second in runs scored; tied for fourth in walks (18); and tied for sixth in doubles.

On April 27th against the Los Angeles Angels, the 28-year-old went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and a solo home run. The go-ahead homer in the 10th inning was the first extra-inning home run of his career and his 10th on the season.

With his aforementioned slash line, Gregorius became just the fourth player in Major League history to slash at least.325/.420/.735 in April with at least 10 home runs and 30 RBI, joining Albert Pujols in 2006 (.346/.509/.914, 14 HR, 32 RBI), Larry Walker in 2001 (.375/.446/.852, 11 HR, 30 RBI) and Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. during his AL MVP-winning 1997 season (.340/.420/.786, 13 HR, 30 RBI).

Others receiving votes for AL Player of the Month included All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts (.344, 29 R, 11 2B, 8 HR) of the Boston Red Sox; outfielder Mitch Haniger (.309, 6 2B, 10 HR, 27 RBI) of the Seattle Mariners; and infielder Daniel Robertson (.333, 14 R, 9 XBH,.561 SLG) of the Tampa Bay Rays.

The decision to decline the option was among the most obvious choices of the Bears’ offseason. White has played in just five games in his career due to injury. The fifth year Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys on his deal would have been worth $13.9 million, guaranteed for injury. Five games for $13 million aren’t numbers that mesh.

In most cases, teams picking up the fifth-year option is a Cheap Gaelic Jerseys safe move as clubs can get out of the contract scot-free barring a devastating injury. With White’s history, it was clear Chicago couldn’t take that chance.

Proposal trying to make NFL kickoffs’more of a punt play’

The NFL is finalizing a proposal to make significant changes to the kickoff, intensifying the tweaks of recent years in what might be a final attempt to salvage the most dangerous play in football.

The adjustments prompted largely by a group of special teams coaches who traveled to a Wednesday meeting at league headquarters are designed to make the kickoff much more of a punt play, according to competition committee chairman Rich McKay. The kickoff will remain on a short leash, according to committee member and Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy, but it appears to have survived for at least another year.

John Dorsey hasn’t been afraid to wheel and deal with his new Cleveland Browns roster this offseason, and that certainly didn’t change with the end of the NFL draft over the weekend.

The general manager dealt tight end Randall Telfer on Tuesday to the Chiefs for linebacker Dadi Nicolas, Kansas City announced.

Tom Brady isn’t old for a regular person, but he’s certainly old for a football player. Brady played last season at 40 years old, making him the oldest offensive player in football by about a year and a half. He’ll be 41 for the entirety of next season, and of course, will again be the league’s oldest offensive player. But he also says that he’s not nearly done playing. Brady has mused before that he wants to play until he’s 45, which would give him five more seasons.

Because of that, he wants to make sure that he spends more time with them during the offseason. This year, that includes skipping Patriots OTAs in order to go on a trip with Cheap Flag Football Jerseys the family. Instead of working out at OTAs, he’ll just work out wherever he happens to be. (And apparently, in Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys whatever shorts happen to be lying around.)

Since Peyton Manning retired in 2016, the Broncos have harbored a QB quandary. The first year it was Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Mark Sanchez splitting offseason snaps. In 2017, the question was whether Siemian or Lynch would win the starting job.

Aaron Rodgers has 5 good reasons to ‘trust’ Packers’ offseason moves

Aaron Rodgers made it clear while talking to reporters Tuesday: The Yahoo! Sports report of his “frustration” with what the Packers have done this NFL offseason has been greatly exaggerated.

With it, the Green Bay quarterback also did his best Joel Embiid impression when asked about all the changes around coach Mike McCarthy.

“This process works, and it has worked for Mike for a number of years,” Rodgers said. “We’ve had a lot of success here, and just got to trust the process.”

Based on that report and based on Green Bay’s moves, there have been natural reasons for Rodgers to get “emotional.” He’s seen both his beloved quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt, and longtime go-to wide receiver and friend, Jordy Nelson, get displaced.

Gettleman has said he wants to select a future Hall of Famer at No. 2, and I’m sure he’ll be thrilled if Barkley and Chubb both are available after the Browns pick so he can take his highest-rated player.

If I’m in Gettleman’s shoes, I’m taking the running back; the player who can help Manning most and give defensive coordinators fits as they try to figure out how to stop Barkley and Beckham for at least the 2018 season.

Although Super Bowl 50 isn’t far in the rearview mirror, the pressure and reputation that comes with Elway’s big name — he’s the best player in franchise history — make this a critical draft for his legacy in the front office. The good news is Elway seems open to every scenario that would help make the team better at several positions, including an immediate trade back from No. 5 overall.

The Broncos have an average quantity of seven picks in 2018, but there’s solid quality with all of the selections coming within the first five rounds. Denver can’t go wrong if it’s able to find the right level of talent for each selection, given the offense and defense both need key help for it become a contender again.

Cornerback: The Broncos were able to deal Aqib Talib to the Rams instead of cutting him in NFL free agency. While Bradley Roby and Chris Harris Jr. are a good top duo, Denver needs to upgrade its coverage quiver for the outside.

Defensive line: The ends in their three-man front are major Cheap Penguins Jerseys question Cheap Qld Basketball Jerseys marks, with Derek Wolfe unable to stay healthy and Adam Gotsis dealing with serious off-field issues. They need a beefy lunchpail type to help set the edge.

Johnson built on that success in 2016 despite sharing the backfield with Kamryn Pettway, rushing for 895 yards and 11 touchdowns and averaging 22.3 yards on 12 kick returns.

He needs to improve his production between the tackles and show that he is more than a check-down option in the passing game, but Jones is a proven playmaker who has drawn wide comparisons to former Chiefs star Jamaal Charles. 5. Nick Chubb Georgia 5-11, 227, 40 time: 4.52 Projection: Second Round OVERVIEW With Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall atop the Georgia running back depth chart in 2014, Chubb wasn’t expected to see the field as a true freshman. But Gurley and Marshall suffered season-ending injuries and Chubb beat out fellow freshman Sony Michel, emerging as one of the best backs in the country with 1,547 yards in his first season in Athens.

His career track was altered by a gruesome knee injury in 2015 and Chubb never looked healthy in 2016. Chubb regained his bounce as a senior with a career-best 15 touchdowns, averaging 6.0 yards per carry for the 2017 SEC champions. ANALYSIS Built like a bruiser with a thick lower body, Chubb runs with outstanding balance and determination to stay on his feet through contact.

7. Rashaad Penny Running Back, San Diego State 5-11, 220, 40 time: 4.46 Projection: Second-Third round OVERVIEW It is uncommon to lose one 2,000-yard rusher and replace him with another one.

The retooled room will feature free-agent additions Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo, paired with Michael Roberts, a fourth-round draft pick last year. How the trio will produce is left to projection, since none of have caught more than 17 passes in a season the past three.

A longer-term outlook shows there are significant needs at both positions. At tight end, both Willson and Toilolo are working on one-year deals. If they meet or exceed expectations, they, like Fells, could be primed for a pay raise the Lions might not want to pay.

At wide receiver, a decision on Golden Tate looms. He’s entering the final season of a five-year pact he signed in 2014. In his first four campaigns, he’s been the model of consistency, catching Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike at least 90 passes each year. But he’ll be 31 at the start of his next contract and is in line for a significant raise.

Are the Lions prepared to commit $12 million or so per season to Tate for the next three or four years? If the Lions draft a receiver anywhere in the first three rounds, it would be safe to suggest we have the answer to that question.

It wouldn’t be a popular pick, at least not initially, but drafting someone like Colorado’s Michael Gallup in the second round — a versatile option who can line up in the slot — would Best Site For Cheap Jerseys allow the Lions’ receiver corps to remain dynamic, even if they move on from Tate.