Report: Jordan Jenkins dealing with shoulder injury

Outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins has a shoulder injury that has kept him out of team drills in the Jets’ offseason workouts, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Jenkins was nicked up but did not disclose details of the injury. According to Mehta, Jenkins’ injury is not expected to be long term but could keep him of the start of training camp.

We’ll see, Bowles said when asked about Jenkins’ availability for training camp.

Jenkins, 23, has started 30 consecutive games and made 85 tackles and 5.5 sacks since the Jets drafted him in the third round in 2016.

After playing at 360 pounds early in his college career, he lost 30 pounds before last season and improved his conditioning. The end result was uncommon agility for a player who is still plenty big and can shed blockers on the interior. He had 12.5 tackles for loss in 2017.

Allen will be selected long before this because he has the prototypical quarterback build and power arm. But accuracy over the long haul is a significant concern. He had just one more game with a 60 percent or better completion rate in his career (10) than he did 50 percent or lower (nine).

While game video will always be the biggest part of player evaluation, few players on this draft board helped themselves more at the Senior Bowl and combine than Hernandez. And other than Nelson, he had some of the most entertaining pancake blocks of the season in the run game.

He is a phenomenal athlete who plays with high effort. Bryan showed potential in his one season as a starter with six tackles for loss and four sacks. His agility and ability to bend on the interior is that of a much smaller player. He needs to turn flashes into more consistent play.

Oliver has shown the ability to play, and flourish, in press coverage. He also has good awareness and closing speed down the field. He’s also willing to stick his nose into things in run defense, but will need to be more reliable as a tackler.

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Frank Reich: Andrew Luck is real close to throwing footballs

A year and a half after shoulder surgery, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck should actually throw a football soon.

Asked today when Luck will throw a football, Colts coach Frank Reich said, I think we’re real close.

Reich is a former NFL quarterback but he said he hasn’t experienced a shoulder injury like the one Luck is rehabbing from and doesn’t want Luck to throw until he’s ready.

Since signing with the Nationals prior to the 2016 season, Murphy has turned into one of the top sluggers in the game. He is one of four hitters to hit.320 or better each of the past two seasons, and his.956 OPS in that span leads all second basemen. Last year, he hit.409 with runners in scoring position, which led the majors (note — on the DL with a right knee injury). — Kraemer, ESPN Stats & Information

The Los Angeles Rams, who are building themselves a new stadium that made the Chargers’ move possible, are now trying to attract disaffected fans from San Diego. Toward that end, the Rams have made a deal with San Diego sports radio station Mighty 1090 to broadcast Rams games in the San Diego market.

We can’t wait to invade San Diego, Rams G.M. Les Snead told the station.

It’s easy to envision the Rams becoming more popular in San Diego than the Chargers. Many San Diego fans are angry at the Chargers for leaving, but if you live in San Diego and you like football, it makes sense that you’d want to support Southern California’s other team. And the Rams have an exciting team loaded with talent, so they’re easy to cheer for. The Rams would love to build a fan base throughout Southern California, including both Los Angeles and San Diego.

To be sure, there was plenty that went wrong last year. There was the day in August when Tannehill and guard Ted Larsen suffered major injuries at the same practice. There was Hurricane Irma, and the resulting postponement of the team’s opener and loss of its bye week. There was the bizarre AWOL of linebacker Lawrence Timmons in September, and the Sunday night in October when the video of ex-offensive line coach Chris Foerster surfaced.

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How Yankees’ Austin Romine goes extra yard to prepare for his chances

Sonny Gray’s personal catcher spends about two-thirds of Yankees games sitting on the bench.

Austin Romine treats them all as if he’s behind the plate.

I call games in my head every time I’m watching a game, Romine said Wednesday before catching all 13 innings of the Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, the first eight from Gray and then five from the bullpen. It’s just something I do. I’m looking at count situations and who’s up and who’s coming up. I think along with the game.

A plausible argument could be made that the close relationship between NFL teams and the publicly-owned stadiums transforms everything about the situation into a public event. Ultimately, an anthem-based fight would play out in every publicly-funded stadium, with careful inspection of the leases needed to determine whether there may be any plausible basis for arguing that private employers cannot infringe upon First Amendment rights in an inherently public setting.

A battle that head coach Doug Pederson tried very much to downplay.

If the tags go up at the same rate this year as last, it would cost the Raiders $17.4 million to tag Mack and the Rams $15.1 million to tag Donald in 2019. Those are bargain prices. And if Donald doesn’t report by August 11, he’ll lose the accrued season, and the Rams could put a restricted free agent tender on him next year, which, at the first-round level, would cost around $4 million (though another team would likely come in and poach him at that rate). Usually, these numbers can serve to set the framework for a deal.

Training on my own, Gronkowski said, via Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston. Felt like it was the best thing for me. . . . Felt like it was a good decision.

Gronkowski insists he remains on good terms with the team despite training elsewhere, but he was happy to see his teammates again.

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Lions to practice with Raiders, Giants this summer

When Lions coach Matt Patricia was on the Patriots coaching staff, the team often held joint practices with other teams during training camp and he said in April that he wanted to do the same thing in Detroit.

Patricia’s wish has been granted. The Lions announced on Friday that they will hold practices with the Raiders and Giants this summer.

The Lions will travel to Napa to work with the Raiders at their training camp on August 7 and 8 before they play a preseason game in Oakland on August 10. They’ll host practices with the Giants from August 14-16 and then play a game at Ford Field on August 17.

There are few decisions in recent NHL history as maligned as the one Florida GM Dale Tallon made in opting to protect defensemen Mark Pysyk and Alexander Petrovic rather than Marchessault, who led the team with 30 goals in 2016-17. Vegas jumped at the chance to draft the 5-foot-9 forward, whom McPhee called a hard-working player with no ego. Marchessault had a career-high 75 points this season, including 27 goals. He has 18 points in 15 games in the playoffs.

It’s hard to say right now who will be that number two, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said, via Darren Urban of the team website. We’re still working, and those guys understand and know — we talk about it all the time — the best 11 are going to play. We create competition.

Christian Kirk, a second-round pick this year, and Chad Williams, a third-round pick last year, figure to play into the competition along with Brice Butler, Cobi Hamilton and J.J. Nelson. Nelson had the second-most yards on the Cardinals behind Fitzgerald last season with 508, though he caught only 29 passes.

And the Cardinals still could sign a veteran to fit into the mix, via Urban.

The Rangers were hamstrung by protecting a young core while managing no-movement clauses, and they had to expose players they liked, such as Lindberg. Vegas was enamored by the then-25-year-old’s speed and took him instead of guys such as Jesper Fast, Antti Raanta and Michael Grabner. Fast might have been the better pick. Lindberg never found his footing in Vegas (11 points in 63 games) and has cracked the lineup in just three playoff games.

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NFL execs admit pressure from Trump a factor on anthem policy

A day removed from the NFL changing its national anthem policy, it’s hard to escape the feeling that they were simply bullied by the President into doing something, whether it actually made anybody happy or not.

[Trump] certainly initiated some of the thinking, and was a part of the entire picture, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. But all of that was given consideration.

Others cited market pressures, with Colts vice chair Carlie Irsay mentioning letters the team received from suite holders who said they were more upset with the league than the team.

At the end of the day, we are an entertainment property, 49ers owner Jed York said. You tune into football on Sunday or Monday or Thursday to get away from everything else. And I think people have had enough of the political fights. I think people do want to get back to football. But our players also have the ability, and the right to champion their causes and bring attention to those causes.

York was the one owner to abstain from the vote, which the league announced as unanimous.

Meredith, who caught 66 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 2016, was injured during the preseason while with the Bears. The Saints signed the restricted free agent to an offer sheet that Chicago declined to match.

He expects to be ready for the start of the season.

If Oliver Ekman-Larsson doesn’t accept what we understand is a Coyotes’ offer of an eight-year extension in the neighborhood of $8 million per, the defenseman with one year to go on his contract will all but certainly be dealt at the draft. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, also a pending 2019 free agent, is expected to be traded, as well.

The potential availability of OEL and Karlsson on the market was a factor in the Rangers’ decision to move Ryan McDonagh at the deadline rather than to wait until the offseason. Again, though, it was Tampa Bay’s inclusion of Libor Hajek into the package coming back to New York that sealed the deal.

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Saints sign Sharrod Neasman, waive Mykkele Thompson

The Saints swapped one safety for another on Thursday.

Herbie Teope of NFL Media reports that the team has signed Sherrod Neasman to their 90-man roster. Neasman tried out for the team at their rookie minicamp earlier this month. Mykkele Thompson has been waived in a corresponding move.

Neasman played in 14 regular season games and five postseason contests for the Falcons over the last two seasons and made six tackles. He was not tendered a contract this offseason by Atlanta and worked out for the Chiefs in April before landing with New Orleans.

At a time when the discontent has spread to players like quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski, maybe there really is a deeper problem in the locker room, where the core of players obsessed with winning has been overcome by a critical mass of players who are sick of being constantly criticized. The tipping point quite possibly came during Super Bowl LII, when Belichick apparently departed from the win-at-all-costs mindset to instead play some sort of mind game with cornerback Malcolm Butler, leaving him on the sideline as the defense couldn’t stop Philadelphia’s offense.

Vea’s contract will be for four years with a team option for a fifth year. That option must be exercised before Vea’s fourth season and is guaranteed for injury only.

Vea had 99 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over three years at the University of Washington. He’s part of a new look defensive line in Tampa as Jason Pierre-Paul, Vinny Curry, Beau Allen and Mitch Unrein also joined the team this offseason.

Bob Smith: My first team was the Sixers of Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer and Chet The Jet Walker, who couldn’t get by Bill Russell. Jumped on the Knicks bandwagon in the late ’60s and got to see Cowens and Co. get theirs. The Dean Meminger game in ’73 and the Cavs’ win in Boston are real highlights for those of us who feel the same way about anything Boston.

Vac: However much the Celtics may have been likable, I’m pretty sure what I heard when I opened my window late Sunday night was America cheering.

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Jay Ajayi wants to return to workhorse role

Running back Jay Ajayi joined the Eagles in the middle of the 2017 season and split time in the backfield with LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement on the way to a Super Bowl title.

Blount left as a free agent this offseason, but Clement is still around and the Eagles brought back Darren Sproles after last year’s torn ACL. Recent draft picks Wendell Smallwood and Donnel Pumphrey are also on the roster and former Washington starter Matt Jones recently joined the team, so the pieces for another committee would certainly seem to be in place.

Always wanted to play in front of these fans, Marshall wrote in a post with a picture of him in a 12th man shirt.

The 34-year-old Marshall is a six-time Pro Bowler, but the Giants cut him in April with a failed physical designation. He was coming off ankle surgery after playing five games last year for Big Blue.

While players were discouraged by the league’s decision, they were happy that Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson publicly said he would not impose punishment on any player who protested, and would pay any fines the Jets, as a team, incurred from the league for their players staging a protest.

We’ve been actively in conversations with Christopher, on how we can go about it, and other ways to make change, Kearse said. I’m very appreciative of him. I think he kind of gets it, the fact that he has taken ownership, to support us and be actively involved.

We’ve spent an awful lot of time, I think this is our fourth day in the red zone, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I think it’s just important we get a lot of work in there. We put a big emphasis on it last year. We’re going to continue to do so.

While Cousins has found some early rapport with tight end Kyle Rudolph, the rest of the passing game is a work in progress. With new coordinator John DeFilippo putting in new things, there’s a big emphasis on installation this time of year, with a new set of basics like snap counts and play calls.

That’s why we’re doing it. It’s not easy, Cousins said. It is condensed. You have to be on the screws. Your throws have to be that much more accurate. The routes have to be that much more perfect in terms of the depth, the cut and the timing. That’s why we’re practicing it right now. . . .

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Cowboys bring back Darius Jackson, sign Antwaun Woods

The Cowboys made a few roster moves on Tuesday and followed those up with a few more on Wednesday.

Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that the team has signed running back Darius Jackson, defensive tackle Antwaun Woods and wide receiver Mekale McKay to the 90-man roster. They also added linebacker Eric Pinkins on Tuesday.

Jackson is making his second stop with the Cowboys, who drafted Jackson out of Eastern Michigan in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. He spent most of the regular season on the active roster, but never played before being cut to make room for Darren McFadden’s return from injury in December. He was claimed off waivers by the Browns and spent last season on injured reserve.

This is often the reasoning this time of year, but sometimes attitudes change once the season is under way. Receivers and running backs get paid based on their numbers, as does a pass-catching tight end such as Engram.

Manning at this time last year thought he was preparing for a passing parade featuring Beckham, Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Engram as a rookie. Injuries took Beckham and Marshall off the field well before Halloween, and Shepard missed five games. At times, Manning had Engram in his first season and a bunch of bottom-of-the-roster players at his disposal. If this group stays healthy, there will be a surplus of riches, and Manning will be tasked with keeping everyone happy.

Making the increasing external attacks on the Patriot Way more intriguing is the fact that, internally, all seems far from hunky and/or dory. Quarterback Tom Brady remains absent from offseason workouts, possibly because after 18 years with Belichick, Brady just can’t take it any more.

And it probably is much easier to deal with doom and gloom when the effort and the stress and the stifling of individuality results in a ring. To see a team that truly has fun take the championship from the Patriots has to raise questions from within, especially when the biggest question regarding Super Bowl LII — the failure of Belichick to use cornerback Malcolm Butler in an effort to outscore the Eagles — still hasn’t been answered.

Pundits paraded through cable news programs, suggesting that because Roseanne portrayed a Trump supporter on her show and because Trump supporters loved her show, her real-life racism revealed their real-life racism, too.

Two years after Trump was elected and despite plenty of evidence to the contrary (a study by the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group showed that 9.2 percent of Obama voters went for Trump, helping him seal his victory), people who hate Trump still fundamentally believe his supporters are bigots at heart.

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