Jerry Hughes “liking” changes Bills have had this offseason

Jerry Hughes spent some time around his former college teammate, Andy Dalton, last week. The Bills defensive end had a lot to talk to the Bengals quarterback about.

First, Hughes thanked Dalton for beating the Ravens in Week 17 to secure the Bills a playoff berth. Then, he began asking Dalton about his new teammate, AJ McCarron. McCarron backed up Dalton in Cincinnati until signing with Buffalo in free agency.

Hughes likes what the Bills have done this offseason in adding Marshall Newhouse, Star Lotulelei, McCarron, Trent Murphy and Vontae Davis, among others.

“We’ve been doing a lot, and I’m liking it,” Hughes said. “I think adding the offensive coordinator [Brian Daboll] will be great for us.

“I’m excited to get up there and see how those guys work and start getting down to the nitty-gritty, getting down to our process, getting down to Buffalo Bills football. It’s us outworking each other, but really building up that team chemistry so we’re able to go out there and play fast on Sunday.”

At that point, the NFL assumed open-ended liability. Instead of $765 million, the NFL could end up paying, well, who knows how much? So the best way to avoid a worst-case scenario consists of the NFL dragging its feet wherever and however it can as to each and every claim being made.

“We are ensuring that legitimate claims are processed and paid in a timely way to those individuals and families who deserve these benefits,” that NFL contends amid allegations that such foot-dragging is occurring. “No legitimate claim has been rejected.”

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Blue Jays homer twice off Hamels in 1st, beat Rangers 7-4

Steve Pearce didn’t want to wait around for Cole Hamels’ confounding changeup.
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Pearce homered on the first pitch of the game, Kendrys Morales added a three-run shot in the first inning and the Blue Jays beat the Rangers 7-4 on Sunday.

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Robert Osuna retired four straight for his fourth save after hitting Rougned Odor with a pitch to load the bases in the eighth.

We had to burn through our bullpen pretty good, Toronto manager John Gibbons said. You never like to do that this time of year so you won’t see that often probably. But he shut it down.
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Jakob Poeltl scored 10 points as the Raptors set franchise records for wins in a season (57) and home wins (33).

We’ve got home-court advantage throughout the [East] playoffs, DeRozan said, so let’s use that to our advantage.

The Raptors have lost to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in each of the past two postseasons, including a conference finals defeat two years ago and a second-round exit last spring.

Toronto is the seventh different team in as many years to finish first in the East, following Chicago, Miami, Indiana, Atlanta, Cleveland and Boston. Still, James’ team has represented the East in the NBA Finals in each of those years.

Kyle Lowry had nine points and nine assists, and Jonas Valanciunas added 12 rebounds for Toronto, which never trailed in its ninth consecutive home victory over the Pacers. Toronto also locked up its fourth Atlantic Division title in the past five years.

The journey is not over, Lowry said.

Reds get parade, edge Cubs 1-0 on 2-hitter for their 1st win

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The Cubs? Still trying to locate their offense.

Rookie Tyler Mahle pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Raisel Iglesias fanned Anthony Rizzo with the bases loaded to end the eighth, and the Reds edged Chicago 1-0 Monday for their first win of the season.

The Cubs stranded 42 runners while splitting the four-game series in Miami. They stranded four in scoring position on Monday. They’re hitting.137 with runners in scoring position.

We just have to hit to our capabilities, manager Joe Maddon said. Our starting pitching has been OK. We just haven’t clicked.

Chatwood signed a three-year deal with the Cubs after going 8-15 with the Rockies last season. He gave up four hits, walked six and threw only 49 strikes out of 92 pitches.

Tyler’s command was not as sharp as it can be, but he made pitches when he had to and the pitches he made were really alive, Maddon said.

It was essentially a Re-Opening Day in Cincinnati, which didn’t get to hold its annual parade last week. The market association that organizes the parade was busy with Easter sales, so it was moved to Monday, with Sam LeCure and Danny Graves as the grand marshals. The game drew 18,963 fans on a cold afternoon, many of them wearing Cubs blue.

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Josh Rosen will play for whoever drafts him

The recent comments from former UCLA coach Jim Mora regarding former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has invited speculation that Mora possibly is trying to help Rosen implement a strategy to avoid the Cleveland Browns. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, that’s not the case.
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Hall scored two goals and added two assists, matching his season high with four points in one game to power the Devils to a 5-2 win over the Rangers at Prudential Center in Newark.

Hall now has points in 36 of his 39 games since Jan. 1, and his 93 points rank fourth in Devils franchise history for a single season. Patrik Elias holds the team record at 96 points.

If there’s one thing that I’m proud of personally this season is I’ve played well when the games have mattered, Hall said before the game. I think that’s true for a lot of guys on our team. You see our record the past 10 games or so. When the chips are down, we’ve come to play and we’ve won games. I’ve been a part of that so I’m part of that.
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Tony Garcia says he’s cleared to return

Patriots offensive tackle Tony Garcia offered good news on Instagram, saying doctors have medically cleared him to return. Garcia sat out his rookie season with blood clots in his lungs.
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Just got cleared to again. God is good, Garcia wrote.

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That could change at next week’s league meetings. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the league will vote on making the change to touchbacks a permanent part of the game.
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The shift has led to a slight drop in the number of kickoff returns over the course of a season.

Titans will release DeMarco Murray

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Other teams have shown interest in Will McClay in the past, but the Cowboys took a formal step to keep him around.

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There were reports of interest in McClay from the Texans earlier this year, but he never interviewed. The Texans eventually hired Brian Gaine as General Manager.

McClay has been with the team since 2002, and last year they gave Jason Pominville Youth jersey him his current title, after he worked his way up to running their pro and college scouting departments. While there’s a ceiling on how high he can rise as long as Jerry Jones is the owner/G.M., they’ve at least compensated him now.

Anytime I ever saw him, Blount said in a conference call with Detroit reporters, in any part of the building, whether it was walking by him in the hallways, the cafeteria, at practice, whatever the circumstances may be, anytime we were around each other, it was always laughs and jokes. Obviously, we’d get serious when it was time to do the job, but for the most part, we’d laugh, we’d joke, we’d clown around. We really enjoyed each other. And it got to the point where we got really close.

Buried somewhere in Blount’s closet is a hooded sweatshirt, a parody of the Patriots logo where the face is replaced with Patrica’s profile. Blount admits he gave a passing thought to wearing it on his visit with the Lions last week, just to see Patricia’s reaction.

I almost wore just to give him a laugh and giggles, but obviously it’s a business interview, so you have to dress up and look nice, Blount said.

Moncrief has missed 11 games over the past two seasons with shoulder an ankle injuries.

Seahawks add receiver Jaron Brown

The Seahawks have been in the news mostly for subtractions over the last week, but they’ve just made an addition at wide receiver.

Jaron Brown has agreed to terms with Seattle, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Dial had 19 tackles last year for Green Bay while ing less than 30 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.

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It that’s how the Jets feel, they only have themselves to blame. They knew McCartney represented both Cousins and McCown, and they could have brought this all to a head a lot earlier.

Yes, it would have been tampering. But if the Jets had hoped to have their full allotment of cash and cap space for the purposes of chasing other free agents if Cousins wasn’t interested, they could have (and should have) brought things to a head before Tuesday morning.

Colts tender all four of their exclusive rights free agents

The Colts will hold onto the rights of all four of their exclusive rights free agents after tendering them with contracts before the start of the new league year.
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Cornerback Chris Milton, long snapper Luke Rhodes, tight end Erik Swoope and guard Jeremy Vujnovich received the tenders. That ties them to the Colts, although the deals are not guaranteed in the event the Colts decide to part ways with them down the road.
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One looming issue going forward involves gambling.
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By the time the 2018 season begins, a Supreme Court ruling could pave the way for legal sports betting across the country鈥攕omething the NFL has historically opposed even as the NBA and MLB expressed more public interest in trying to get a cut of the action.

Goodell declined to discuss specifically what the league would do if sports betting is legalized.

McCown, who turns 39 in July, could provide a stopgap for the team if they draft a quarterback in the first round.

Despite his 5-8 record last season, McCown posted a 94.5 passer rating with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has started more than nine games in a season only three times, including 13 last season.

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The Yankees will open selected gates earlier this season for Friday night and Saturday games starting at 4:05 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. to allow fans the opportunity to Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and the team’s other sluggers taking batting practice. Gates 6 and 8 as well as the Suite Entrance will open three hours prior to the first pitch for those games. The other gates will open 90 minutes before first pitch.

Browns-Bills could be priming the pump for a bigger trade

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However it unfolds, get ready for plenty of reports that the Bills are talking to every team in the top 10 about a trade up. Beane and McDermott realize the value of a franchise quarterback (they have their current jobs due in part to the franchise quarterback the Panthers picked seven years ago), and they seem to be determined to get Womens Vernon Butler Jersey one who will make the Bills contenders each and every year of the young quarterback’s career.

The Player Performance Pool provides supplemental pay to players based on total snaps and standard compensation, via a formula that looks to reward lower-paid players who end up carrying a heavy workload. The good news, then, is that these overworked-and-underpaid men will get a little more extra than they otherwise would have.

However it shakes out, the money all ends up with players. Salary-cap money is distributed via individual contract negotiation; player performance pool money is earned.Saturday one-liners

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Giants coach Pat Shurmur and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams were spotted at Darnold’s Pro Day.

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From now until the April 26 draft, Gettleman will debate in his own head a crossroads decision for the franchise: Does he pass on Manning’s successor if he doesn’t fall in love with one and instead go all-in with a Win Now philosophy that would compel him to draft Nelson, RB Saquon Barkley or DE Bradley Chubb?
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It’s a young team, an ambitious team, Bridgewater said. The coaching staff has positive energy, great energy and I think that with the combination of the talent that’s on the team, that’s something special to be a part of.

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From there, the show kicked into a montage of a smoky-voiced Fox clumsily addressing the media after games.

Fox is the latest failed NFL coach the network has brought in, following the likes of Rex Ryan and Eric Mangini. He’s potentially filling the shoes of failed NFL coach Herman Edwards, who recently left ESPN to coach the Arizona State football team.

ESPN has been at this for years, Le Batard said on ESPN airwaves, as The Big Lead first noticed. I made the joke forever about the idea that Herm Edwards, every time he spoke on ESPN, we should’ve put, ‘2-23 in his last 25 games.’ Just like, hey, guys, you know, all of this is nonsense, coaches giving expertise doesn’t mean anything. And then we turned Herm into a star and now he’s got another job.

ESPN declined to comment.