Looking at Le’Veon Bell’s options moving forward

For the second straight year, the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell failed to strike a long-term deal before the mid-July deadline for doing so. Last year, Bell’s next move was no surprise: He stayed away as long as possible while still cashing 17 checks that totaled $12.1 million. This year, what will he do?

The easy answer is that he’ll do the same thing, skipping training camp and the preseason at no financial consequence, waiting until Labor Day to report, and making $14.5 Basketball Jerseys Custom Basketball Jerseys Custommillion in 2018, a 20-percent raise over last year’s total. Then, if the Steelers don’t apply the franchise tag again (at roughly $25 million, they surely won’t), Bell hits the open market in March.

Todd Steussie: We would wind up throwing a couple hundred bucks down—I think the pot ended up getting to a couple thousand dollars—to see who would win in a race, winner takes all, between Randy Moss and Robert Smith. Robert Smith was generally considered the fastest guy on our team until Randy showed up, so all year we wanted those guys to race.

Robert Smith: Oh yeah. (Laughs). I did actually hear about some of that. It’s kind of funny. I don’t really know why, as competitive as both of us are, I don’t know why we never got around to it.

Riley clarified Monday that his chats with NFL staffers came while they were in Norman scouting his players, including Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews.

The coach would not get into specific conversations with NFL teams or level of interest about his offense. He said some lasted only a few minutes, while others delved into scheme intricacies and best team management practices, according to Epstein.

All these chances to talk are very helpful for us, Riley said. It’s been nice to have a few more resources [we can] bounce ideas off.

We’re appreciative to have the chance to visit with those people.

These are exciting times in Los Angeles. The Chargers will enjoy the healthy Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys return of last year’s first- and second-round picks: WR Mike Williams and guard Forrest Lamp. This year’s first-round pick, Derwin James, fills a big need at safety for a defense. Adding Mike Pouncey in free agency to replace Spencer Pulley at center was the cherry on top.

The Biggest Snubs From SI’s 2018 College Football Top 100

As we kick off our 2018 ranking of the top 100 players in college football, here are nine more who didn’t make the cut but could still be lined up for big seasons.

This week marks the release of SI’s annual ranking of the top 100 players in college football. As that countdown kicks off, we’ll issue an apology—to these nine snubs and the dozens of other players on the teams you love who you’re just absolutely positive are going to break out this season.

Cephus has some of the most impressive big-play potential in all of college football. As a redshirt freshman last year, he caught 25 passes for 622 yards, averaging 24.9 yards per catch. And of those 25 receptions, six were for more than 50 yards. Only two players, James Washington and Marquise Brown, had more catches for 50+ yards last year, and they had 49 and 32 more catches, respectively, than did Cephus.

We’re in a great situation, because we have a very good line, and we have very good running backs, which will allow us to run the ball, Hackett said. Now it’s going to allow us to be a lot more aggressive, because you can trust that Blake is going to make the right decision more consistently.

Now, Bortles did have his bumps last year, to be sure. Even after the aforementioned three-game stretch, there were a couple clunkers to finish the regular season. But he got past those to play well in the postseason, and we’ll see whether that was turning a corner. Hackett seems to believe it could be.

The league’s most-admired offensive trend-setters are set up to face each other for years as NFC West counterparts. Both came up under Jon Gruden in Tampa, honed their styles and Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys strategy with the Redskins, and went west last year to inject new life into storied franchises. McVay’s Rams and Basketball Jerseys Custom Shanahan’s 49ers will be compelling theater in 2018, and likely for a long time

Kevin Love says he expects to be in Cleveland ‘for a long time’

Like everyone else, Kevin Love has heard the rumors: he’s supposedly headed to the Knicks in a trade that will send star Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland.

Love told reporters Friday he doesn’t believe the talk, saying he expects to be here for a long time.

Here is Cleveland, where the 6-10 forward played an integral role in bringing the Cavaliers their first NBA championship last season. He’s averaging a double-double this year (19.9 points, 11.0 rebounds per game).

Words can’t explain. I can’t explain. I’m just deep from my heart that I have somebody that understands me as a person and that’s not quick to judge, Jones said, via the team’s website.

I talk to (Brown) every day at practice, Jones continued There’s not a day I don’t run over there or he at least says, ‘Hey,’ to me as he’s driving out (to practice). The respect and the love that I have for Mr. Brown is undeniable, words (can’t) express the gratitude of how I feel about him.

The Bengals met for training camp at Paul Brown stadium, where Jones candidly talked about his suspension and how he deserved it.

I take all accountability for what I did and my actions and my words, Jones said. So I accept it, the one-game suspension. I’m ready to move on, man. I’m happy to be here, I’m Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys happy to Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys be part of the 50th season here. I think it’s going to be special.

NFL free agency rumors: Cowboys will reportedly release Tony Romo barring ‘major upset’

Despite rumors of a trade, Tony Romo will reportedly be cut by the Cowboys, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter tweeted Saturday that barring a “major upset” the Cowboys will have to release the four-time Pro Bowler.

Based off multiple people inside league, it would be a major upset if Dallas is able to trade Tony Romo. Cowboys will have to release him.

Romo, who is under contract in Dallas through 2019, is likely not in the Cowboys’ future plans with Dak Prescott solidified as the team’s starting quarterback.

By releasing Romo, the Cowboys would save $5.1 million against the cap. The Texans and Broncos appear to the frontrunners to land the 37-year-old.

Houston made some major cap space this week by sending overpaid quarterback Brock Osweiler, a sixth-round in 2017 and a second-round in 2018 pick to the Cleveland Browns for a fourth-round pick in 2017. The deal clears the way for the Texans to sign Romo.

The offseason pinwheel hasn’t stopped spinning quite yet, but most major league teams have at least a pretty good idea which players will be in the starting lineup on opening day.

So, because we miss baseball, we thought we’d take a look at the best Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys infield units (starters only) in baseball. Next, we’ll look at the best outfields, then best rotations and, finally, best bullpens.
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