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Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was again pleased with his team’s effort on the field, explaining that they improved in the areas they had been challenged on their first day of minicamp practice.
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And the list of signal callers – which includes Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston – is certainly an impressive one.

Productive passing games are more consistent from year to year than strong defenses, and this is a division led by quarterbacks: Matt Ryan and Cam Newton have won two of the last three MVPs, while Drew Brees was playing at a championship level last season, Rosenthal writes.

The 2017 Bucs finished fifth in drive success rate, according to Football Outsiders, with a fluky dead-last ranking in lost fumbles per drive torpedoing their season. No lead is safe in a division with quarterbacks this good.

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For several seasons, Falcons receiver Julio Jones has been considered one of the top players at his position. After increasing the talent level around Jones, however; the Falcons may just have the best group of pass-catchers in the league.

According to The Ringer’s Danny Kelly, that’s exactly what the Falcons have. In his recent ranking of the top 10 pass-catching groups in the NFL, the Falcons emerge as the cream of the crop. Jones obviously plays a role in that, but it’s the team’s impressive depth that helped push Atlanta to the No. 1 spot.

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There is always a chance the Cards could sign a veteran who can get into the mix

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While Gresham was happy to help Cassidy, he was more comfortable talking about football on Tuesday, letting out an exhale and a thank you after the first question that switched the subject.

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I’d be really shocked if the other starters hadn’t thrown five bullpens, Scherzer said. You could probably go across the league. Most starting pitchers have thrown about four or five bullpens, so I don’t think there’s anything really new about that. This is what starting pitchers do.

Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. But regardless of how many bullpens Joe Starter throws prior to spring training, the fact remains that Scherzer was the only pitcher in Nats camp or likely any camp, for that matter who unleashed even remotely close to 60 pitches his first time out. Later, manager Davey Martinez, in his first year with the Nationals, said simply: Max is unusual.

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Barkley, who finished No. 4 in the 2017 Heisman Trophy vote and was the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, is a freak athlete on the football field, but Foley’s biggest feat of the night was striking out the slugging Webb.

The NFL began investigating the Uber allegations after the BuzzFeed News story was published.

Winston’s camp denied the allegation, issuing a statement that the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her.

That denial was followed by a statement from Darby, who in response to the BuzzFeed News story, said he was a passenger in the car: There were three of us in the car, not just one as has been reported. Myself and Jameis were in the backseat. I am confident that nothing inappropriate in nature happened in the car that evening and Jameis did not have any physical contact with the Uber driver. The accusations are just not true.

Darby didn’t name the third person, Banks. But Darby’s and Winston’s statements effectively would put Banks in the front seat for the 2 a.m. ride from the club.

Obviously, the NFL did not rely upon anything Banks said, in making a decision, Scruggs said.

Obviously, he’s just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape. Credit to him for playing as long as he has at such a high level, Manning continued. He’s just been a great model of consistency, what he and Sean [Payton] have been able to do together for [12] years now.

Manning retired after the 2015 season with 71,940 career passing yards and 539 touchdown passes — both all-time NFL marks.

But Brees, 39, needs just 1,496 yards to pass Manning — which should take him five or six more games. As Brees pointed out recently, There’s a reason they put [the Saints’ Week 5 game] on Monday night. I don’t think any of us are dummies.

It will take Brees a little bit longer to break Manning’s touchdown record. Brees is still 51 TD passes behind Manning — so he won’t get there until 2019 at the earliest.

Manning told NOLA.com that the TD mark probably has a little bit more meaning for a quarterback, because it means you got six points and you’re doing something good for your team. … Yards, as you all know, can be a little bit misleading because it doesn’t necessarily mean winning games.

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I don’t keep track of those things, but I’m very humbled to be able to catch someone who has been playing this game so long and had so many hits each year, said Beltre (via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram), who was teammates with Ichiro from 2005-09. I played with (him for) five years, and he was 200-plus hits every year. I’ve played longer for sure, but it’s a nice accomplishment.

Paul Goldschmidt gets back on track, breaks Diamondbacks’ record

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Goldschmidt, an annual NL MVP contender, got off to a woeful start this season, batting under.200 late in May. But the Diamondbacks’ slugger has collected seven hits in his last two games, raising his average to.233.

A spring training version of Hard Knocks? I’d watch that. Another season-long documentary series or standalone film? I’d watch that too. A Sounds of the Week show that highlighted the best banter, arguments and human moments from across MLB? I’d catch every episode. And so would millions of other baseball fans.

MLB loves to embrace the human element when discussing the strike zone or feel-good stories. But there are many more human elements to love about the game — and MLB should embrace those, too.

Don’t rely on nostalgia and pace-of-play initiatives to draw and keep fans. Showcase your product in all its beauty, even when that beauty is a little ugly.

The slugger returned a month earlier than expected from a shoulder injury, which cut his 2017 season short, but he has struggled since. The report says, The Mets are at least considering whether he would benefit from a minor league stint to try to get his swing right.

The move would be contingent on the health of Yoenis Cespedes as he is currently in a minor league rehab assignment. The Mets hoped Cespedes would return Tuesday in Atlanta, but Authentic Shabazz Napier Jersey he left a minor-league rehab game with right quad tightness Saturday, so those plans could be in jeopardy.

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Dan Quinn: ‘Conversations’ with Julio Jones have begun

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The head coach said at the close of Flacons’ minicamp that the team has been in conversations with the receiver, who skipped spring workouts in hopes of getting a new deal.

Jones’ situation — trying to get a new deal with three years left on his current contraction — could be instructive to other superstar players. Might we see playmakers take shorter extensions in the future to get more potential bites at the free-agent apple? Kirk http://www.jacksonvillejaguars.us.com/WOMENS-LEONARD-FOURNETTE-JERSEY.html Cousins inking only a three-year deal could be instructive, especially with modern medicine curtailing most of the career-threatening injuries.

It’s a positive sign that Quinn is confident a solution with Jones can be agreed to before training camp in late July. If the situation lingers into August, the nonchalance in Atlanta could turn into handwringing.

If you follow the sport closely, springtime is a familiar carnival that totes with it an intense feeling of déjà vu. Look at the NFL offseason like a long-running sitcom: Absent fresh inspiration and new places to take the central characters, writers often grab well-received storylines from earlier seasons and repurpose them with different characters and slightly varied circumstances. If it works, everyone wins: The audience doesn’t notice (or mind) this recycling of ideas, and the writers, cast and crew get another couple years of paychecks.

While not an apple-to-apples comparison, the NFL machine has a similar manner of business. Many of the storylines that drive the news cycle this time of year should be extremely familiar to fans, but Leonard Fournette Authentic Jersey we tend to follow the plot even if we pretty much know how it will turn out. Beat writers, like sitcom scribes, need to rehash shopworn themes to keep the machine in motion.

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Calvin Johnson says there’s no chance of a comeback, thanks to his ankle injuries

Last season reports surfaced that teams were interested in bringing former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson out of retirement. Megatron says that will not happen.

Johnson told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that he wouldn’t be able to play football again even if he wanted to because of the effects of the multiple ankle injuries he suffered as a player.

The NFL has to be vigilant, constantly, because there’s so much illegal wagering taking place, Ganis said.

From the commissioner to the teams themselves — many of whom hire full-time security directors who are former federal agents — the NFL has devoted a significant number of resources to prevent and snuff out any issues its players or team/league personnel may have with shady characters before they become problems.

There’s a concern that a more open gambling marketplace will only increase the number of shady characters the league must protect the game from, particularly from other continents.

Former Reds and Nationals general manager (and current writer for The Athletic) Jim Bowden is ready to throw that approach out the window and talk about big moves.

In a column naming potential buyers and sellers leading into trade deadline season, Bowden called the Mets a clear seller and suggested putting every big name on the roster out on the trade block.

The Mets are likely a sub-.500 team. Their farm system is barren, and three of the teams in their division — the Nationals, Phillies and Braves — now have better major- and minor-league teams than the Mets. Therefore, they should have no untouchables at the trade deadline, and that includes Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera and Todd Frazier. This team needs to sell while they still have trade assets with peak values, or it might end up being a longer rebuilding program than they’re anticipating.

The idea of the Mets actually doing this and intentionally punting on a season now seems far-fetched, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. With the Nationals, Braves and Phillies all better right now, New York could be destined for fourth place this season.

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That’s what the White House is trying to stamp out: not disrespect, not even dissent, but simple disagreement with its platform and policies.

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Cardinals: Carlos Martinez (3-2, 1.83) makes his second start since returning from a strained muscle in his right side. He lasted only four innings and walked five in a 7-4 loss to Miami on Tuesday.

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