Ravens lose two OTA sessions after rules violation

For the second time in three years, the Baltimore Ravens are facing NFL discipline for violating offseason workout rules under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

We have tried very hard to eliminate contact in pass coverage during OTAs, even so far as to pull players out of practice who struggle with these adjustments. I am confident we have done everything within our power and ability to practice within the rules, and we will continue to focus on preparing, teaching and practicing the right way.

General manager Ozzie Newsome released his own statement on the matter, insisting the organization is vigilant about practicing within the parameters set by the CBA.

I attend every practice and then watch the practices again on video, Newsome explained. I see how the coaching staff teaches, corrects and addresses issues immediately on the field. In meetings, I have watched John’s presentation to his players and assistants regarding how to properly practice and the pace of these sessions. We have players competing, including rookies and those fighting to make our team. Sometimes breaking old practice habits of these players, especially rookies, takes more repetitions. We’ll continue to be vigilant about this.

The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.

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The team agrees he deserves a raise after turning in four dominant seasons as the cornerstone of the Rams’ defense, yet the Rams and Donald’s representatives still haven’t made a deal after many months of talking.

The 27-year-old Donald doesn’t have extensive leverage in the negotiation because the Rams theoretically could keep him for another three seasons through 2021 under a franchise tag.

Neither side has disclosed their contract proposals, but Donald is widely thought to be seeking a contract big enough to make him one of the top-paid players at any position, with a salary comparable to the wages of the NFL’s better quarterbacks.

Cousins targeting Rudolph ‘like throwing into a mattress’

This offseason in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins has been shaped by get-to-know-them moments, whether new coaches, plays or teammates with the Vikings.

It’s funny when you sit there: The nurses are getting ready for pre-op, and the doctors are talking to you. I honestly feel like I’m in the dentist office getting my teeth cleaned. It’s so routine, at this point, Rudolph said. I think at times, your family and friends are more worried about it than you are.

If differently means better, Anzalone’s return could be a significant boon to a young defense that improved considerably during the Saints’ playoff run last season.

We were really pleased last year, early in the year, when he was playing, Saints coach Sean Payton said. He’s smart. He’s someone that has good range. He can play on three downs. He’s someone who we think is a good player on third down. That gives you flexibility at linebacker.

The key, for him, is just staying healthy.

Twice during an unfulfilled career at Florida, the 6-foot-3, 241-pound Anzalone dislocated his right shoulder. Those injuries were major reasons why he played just 18 games in four seasons with the Gators. Yet, when he played, his talent was so apparent that the Saints used one of two 2017, third-round draft choices last year to select him.

I think everybody individually does things a little differently, Thielen said. As a quarterback, every quarterback has their strengths and their weaknesses. I think the thing [Cousins] really brings to the table is the way that he leads, and his passion for the game of football. It has been really fun working with him and learning this offense together.

As a receiver group, we’re really excited to keep getting some reps with him, and especially in some live situations. It has been a while since we’ve gone against a live defense so we’re excited to do that.

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The Seahawks hosted the veteran wide receiver for a visit Wednesday after he previously visited the team as a restricted free agent in 2010, ESPN reported.

All that said, McCown turns 39 in July, and Bridgewater is a huge unknown after missing the majority of the last two seasons. The Jets will likely go through some peaks and valleys at quarterback in 2018.聽

Flacco’s career is submarining. Last season, he finished last in the NFL in yards per attempt (5.72), 26th in passing yards per game (196) and 25th in passer rating (80.4). There’s a strong case to be made that he was one of the two or three worst starters in the NFL in 2017.聽

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That sounds like a mousetrap to me, Lynn said Thursday during a guest appearance on NFL Up To The Minute. That’s all I can say about that drill.

We know Kansas City won this division, they had a good draft, they brought in some key free agents. To me, that’s still the team to beat in this division. Until we beat Kansas City, we can’t even talk about playoffs and things like that.

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As Alex Smith’s backup last year, Mahomes says, earning respect in the locker room was a higher priority than earning money from sponsors.

That just comes with the relationship you build with the guys off the field and on the field, Mahomes said. Whenever you have respect for each other and you know that you’re trying to make the team the best you can, and you know he’s trying to make the team win, you can talk to each other and say things to each other and you respect that. That comes with all of this offseason work, the weight room, the running. If you’re giving it your all every single day, people will respect you and respect whenever you say anything on the field.

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According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, New York was open to trading the offensive tackle during the NFL Draft but couldn’t find a suitable trade partner.

Flowers, 24, is guaranteed $2.4 million in 2018 and will count $4.6 million against the Giants’ salary cap.

I was young, that’s all. Immature, Callaway said of his list of transgressions. I was just living in the moment. I knew I had to grow and learn from my mistakes. When I got suspended, I didn’t think it would cost me the NFL. I just knew that it would hurt. Because I know my talent. I’m pretty good at football.

It’s hard, where I’m from. It’s hard. The worst of the worst. Killings, drugs, you name it, I’ve seen it, and at a young age. Growing up, I said I didn’t want that life, so I just stuck with football.

Appearing on the excellent Dave Dameshek Football Program podcast this week, former Seahawks defensive end turned KJR radio analyst Cliff Avril admitted the play caused the Seahawks’ core to become disrupted and caused players to check out on the message from Pete Carroll.聽 Such stories are not new, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time we’ve heard a member of those teams admit the issues that a single play created. Avril believes Seattle wins not just a second but a third Super Bowl if it punches the ball in against New England.

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Fleener was originally selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Colts. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis, accumulating 183 catches and 17 touchdowns.

The Saints (11-5) won the NFC South last season. After a victory over the Panthers in the wild-card round, they fell to the Vikings and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Mayfield didn’t elaborate about questions regarding the draft process or who liked him and who did not.

I’m going to work here for the Browns, he said. I’m a Cleveland Brown, and I’m proud and happy about that.

When is the last time somebody said that out loud and meant it? With Mayfield, he at least believes what he says. That’s the confidence shot Mayfield gives the Browns. Even if it might not happen, he Reuben Foster Jersey makes you believe it will. For a fan base that has waited since 1964 for its turn as NFL champion and has suffered through countless embarrassments since 1999, what’s a few more games? This is Believeland, after all.

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Breeland agreed to a deal with the Panthers early in free agency, but never became a member of the team because of a failed physical. Breeland needed a skin graft to repair a cut to his foot and the condition led to a waiting game for Breeland to be well enough to pursue work with another team.

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The coach who helped revolutionize pace-and-space has adapted his style to suit his superstar guards. Even after three uneven games against Golden State, don’t expect many changes to Houston’s iso-heavy formula.

Iguodala got treatment on his leg Monday night and again on Tuesday morning. The team said Iguodala would play only if he could tolerate the pain and soreness, as his MRI and X-rays were both clean.

If he was close, he would play, coach Steve Kerr said before Game 4 on Tuesday night. He’s injured, so he’s not playing. We will see what happens in a couple of days.

When asked what the team will miss without Iguodala, Kerr added, Well, obviously, he’s a great defender, and he’s a guy I think he led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio. If he didn’t lead it, he was right up there. You guys have heard me sing his praises for years. He’s an organizer. He’s a guy who settles us down. He continuously makes the right play. So we’ll miss all that.

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni agreed.

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He went to the combine, but didn’t get drafted, Deveney said. He had a gig with the Saints but it never worked out. He kind of got hurt. He could have played through it but the money wasn’t that great at the time so he decided he didn’t want to fight anymore. But he practiced with them for a little bit.

So what does Dylan seek in his path to the next level?

I’m looking for high academics, he said. I’m a good student in the classroom, so I’m looking for a program that meets my academic need. And also good football, play at a high level. And good coaches, too.

In 2017, Deveney caught five passes for 81 yards in an abbreviated season at Shawnee. Meanwhile, on the hardwood, he averaged 17.6 points and 2.4 three-pointers over 34 games. Also a Divison 1 pitcher recruit, Deveney has pitched 16 innings in 2018, allowing 16 hits and 15 runs while striking out 17 batters, according to his stats on NJ.com.
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Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil’ Wayne took the Rockets’ first shot for charity before the game. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the 5-foot-5 Wayne’s shot was a little short. The New Orleans native, who has attended several playoff games in Houston this postseason, still received a loud ovation from the crowd.

Curry on Durant: He’s been amazing. He’s making plays. He’s just aggressive and I think we all need to feed off that, the focus and determination.

After Game 3, the teams will play Game 4 on Tuesday night in Oakland before returning to Houston for Game 5 on Thursday.

Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario is heading to Toledo to begin a rehab assignment. Candelario has taken batting practice before games as he makes his way back from left wrist tendinitis. He could join Detroit this weekend against the White Sox. … 1B Miguel Cabrera continues to take pregame batting practice but there is no timetable for his return or a potential rehab assignment.

Twins: Molitor said 1B Joe Mauer had a good day as he deals with a neck strain Kyle Van Noy Youth jersey and concussion-like symptoms. Mauer will do some light exercise on Wednesday. … 3B Miguel Sano homered in a rehab start for Triple-A Rochester. Sano could rejoin the team Friday in Seattle.

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The NFL suspended Freeman for two years on Friday, NFL reporter Howard Balzer聽tweets. While the cause isn’t specified, it’s safe to assume another positive test for performance-enhancing drugs caused it.

But there’s also the battle that the NFL — not to mention other leagues that were in favor of the federal ban — seems intent on continuing to wage. Leagues have no legal ground to fight the Supreme Court’s recent call. What they can do, though, is do what the NFL did in the hours following the ruling: Lobby for federal regulations. In a statement, the NFL explained that it intended to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting.

However, even if Flowers makes the 53-man roster, it does not sound as if a spot in the starting lineup is guaranteed at this point.

In terms of guys who can make an immediate impact, Miami got one of the best in the draft.

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Obviously it’s a weird situation with the team playing so well, but I’m really not thinking of that right now, he said. If I can get this vision problem fixed, I want to believe good things are going to happen.

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Kinkaid also has one year left on his contract before he can become a free agent in the summer of 2019, so the Devils might only have a small window to move him.

The Devils also have Cory Schneider signed long-term, and as he showed in the postseason, he still has what it takes to be a No. 1 goalie.

But all of that said, recent history has shown NHL teams won’t trade a ton for a backup goalie in order to make him a starter.

The Rangers traded goalie Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers for a second-round pick and a third-round pick, and the two teams swapped seventh-round picks.

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The Rangers did get the seventh overall pick in the 2017 Draft in a trade that sent goalie Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes, but that deal also included center Derek Stepan.

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This means that Rodgers has his new floor; basically, whatever Ryan actually has gotten. The details still haven’t emerged, but if the deal is worth $30 million per year in new money, that’s what Rodgers will be targeting.

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So why did the Cardinals allow this Nuke LaLoosh character to skip so many minor league levels? I asked Matheny about it earlier this season.

When a kid comes up throwing as hard as he does, do you have to kind of watch him to make sure he handles it right and doesn’t try to live up to the radar readings?

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Ingram will be allowed to participate in all of the Saints’ offseason work, training camp and the preseason, but he will not be able to practice or play in the first four games of the regular season. Ingram has not been participating in the Saints’ voluntary offseason workouts.

Last year Ingram led the Saints with 230 carries for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. He added 58 catches for 416 yards.

With Ingram out, the Saints will rely even more on Alvin Kamara, last year’s offensive rookie of the year. Sixth-round rookie Boston Scott is also likely to see a bigger role in the offense.

There is no word on the specific substance Ingram tested positive for.