Mark Ingram will show up for mandatory minicamp

Mark Ingram wants a new contract, and he’s willing to let his bosses know that. But he’s not going to get fined in the process.

Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints coach Sean Payton said that Ingram would be at the team’s mandatory minicamp June 12-14.

Ingram has skipped the rest of the offseason workouts with the team. He’s also been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s PED policy, so you wouldn’t think he has the best bargaining position.

Everybody switches, so this guy guards that guy, then that guy over there and so on. Love’s initial availability is in question for Cleveland (concussion protocol). Durant, also used all over, is arguably the NBA’s second-best player after LeBron. Durant has made an effort to be a better defender, another headache in his set of spectacular skills. He’s 7 feet, has great ball-handling skills, can stretch the defense or get to the rim. Somewhere, he’ll match up with James. Again, if Durant-James is a push, the Cavs have no chance. Love scores, rebounds, stretches the defense but defensively is wanting.

White added that he’s built Ford tough in response to a question about what he’s learned about himself over the last three years and that anything I want is possible during the 2018 season. That may not be a popular outside opinion given how things have played out, but actions over the months to come will prove much more significant to White’s future than anything that comes out of his mouth.

I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds, Manziel said on PFT Live.

Though Manziel said he spoke with multiple NFL teams this offseason, he wasn’t keen on waiting around much longer.

I didn’t want to get into something down the road where I’m waiting until August, waiting until training camps open, and then if something doesn’t transpire I’m getting here late, he said.

Manziel was drafted 22nd overall by Cleveland in 2014. He was cut two years later following a myriad of off-field issues, including substance abuse and a domestic violence incident involving an ex-girlfriend.

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San Diego AAF team to have coaching staff filled with NFL names

The Alliance of American Football is planning to bring professional football back to San Diego with former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz serving as the head coach of the franchise.

According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Martz’s coaching staff will be filled with many prominent names with NFL backgrounds as well.

The Yankees were off on Monday, then their short interleague series in Washington was reduced to a 5 1/2-inning suspended game on Tuesday and a rainout on Wednesday, then Thursday was another off day.

Friday night’s loss was just the Yankees’ fourth in their last 23 games. With Boston losing at home to Baltimore, the Yanks stayed a game up on the Red Sox for first in the AL East.

Nash averaged 12.4 field goal attempts and 4.1 3-point attempts per game during his four seasons with D’Antoni. By contrast, Harden averaged 20.1 field goal attempts and launched 10.0 3s per game this season, when he led the league in scoring with 30.4 points per game.

Marsh added that he felt the Patriots miscast him as a linebacker and all but requested to be cut by the team in November.

I confronted (Bill Belichick) about all the things that were going on, he said. I won’t get into detail, but it was B.S. things they were doing. I just wasn’t a fan. And so I, basically, without asking to get cut, I kind of asked to get cut… I had confidence that I would have an opportunity elsewhere and I would take advantage of it.

Although it’s been impossible to track down any details in the day or so since Geragos said what he said, I get the feeling it’s not Lockhart. I get the feeling it could be someone in even better position to drop the kind of dime that would indeed result in, well, it would be immature to use it a fifth time.

Beyond the fact that he nailed down the $2.275 billion price just before the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates on gambling (possibly resulting in a tremendous spike in franchise values), Tepper will benefit on the back end from a tax law that allows him to essentially drive down the practical cost of the transaction by many millions of dollars.

As explained by Katherine Peralta of the Charlotte Observer, Tepper will be able to write off roughly $120 million per year for the next 15 years. A tax expert explained to Peralta that the law makes the effective price of the franchise roughly $1.7 billion.

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins offers support to Dylan Donahue

Austin Seferian-Jenkins knew the road Dylan Donahue was heading down.

Not the wrong lane of the Lincoln Tunnel specifically, but the greater issue he was dealing with.

The Jaguars tight end and former Jet has tried to help Donahue, after the Jets linebacker checked himself into rehab following a wrong-way crash into a bus.

The most important thing I want to resonate with him is truly finding what’s the underlying issue. Because it’s not necessarily just alcohol. Can he find it? Can he tame it? Nobody’s perfect. It’s not an easy road by any means. But I wanted to make sure that he finds that happiness without a substance. I just really was worried about him. First of all, I just wanted to make sure that he was good as a person and can find himself. Because he’s a really cool dude. He’s a special guy.

Donahue actually had another drunk driving arrest before the tunnel incident, but the Jets stood by the 2017 fifth-rounder, who played in just four games last year before an elbow injury ended his season.

Seferian-Jenkins stood by him too, and that support may make a huge difference.

As noted on Thursday by LawAndCrime.com, attorney Mark Geragos suggested in a Thursday tweet that efforts of the top two members of the executive branch to pressure the NFL to force players to stand for the anthem potentially run afoul of Title 18, Section 227 of the United States Code. A violation of 18 U.S.C. 227 arises if the President and/or the Vice President intended to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity and influence[d], or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another.

A clear example of a prohibited action under 18 U.S.C. 227 would arise if, for example, the President pressures a news outlet to fire a reporter who asks too many tough questions, under threat of revoking access. While more murky as it relates to the NFL, it seems fairly clear that the President and/or the Vice President have pressured (successfully) the NFL to remove the pre-existing right of its players to protest during the national anthem.

It feels too simple to be applicable, but the language is as plain as it can be. And the punishment feels too harsh, with imprisonment of up to 15 years and potential disqualification from holding office.

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Saints place center Gabe Ikard on reserve/retired list

Former New Orleans Saints center Gabe Ikard has decided to retire from football after parts of five seasons spent in the NFL.

Clearly, the dispute regarding the facts of the interactions between the Seahawks and Kaepernick will become an issue in his collusion grievance, which already was due to include depositions of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Seahawks G.M. John Schneider. If those interactions happened verbally, the truth will be resolved by an assessment of the accuracy and overall credibility of the witnesses. If those interactions happened via email or text message, it may be a lot easier to decide who’s telling the truth, and who isn’t.

This is a common dynamic in employment litigation. Early on, the business refuses to consider settlement, opting to fight, fight, and fight some more. Then, after realizing following a few rounds (and one or two standing-eight counts) that the fight may not end well, settlement suddenly becomes far more palatable.

For Kaepernick and Geragos, the question possibly becomes whether they’re willing at this point to let the league and its teams off the ropes, or whether they choose to punch them through.

Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Perhaps a surprising inclusion, this game features a few intriguing quarterback subplots. Kirk Cousins signed with Minnesota in March, though it was once believed he would reunite with Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco. Instead, Jimmy Garoppolo is in charge after joining the Niners in a trade last October. He impressed in six games, going 5-0 as a starter, but a challenge against a stout Vikes defense should be captivating.

After a surprisingly strong rookie season, Diggs badly struggled in coverage his second year before suffering a season-ending pec injury. He bounced back with a vengeance in 2017, first in his normal nickel role, and also later in the year, when he was asked to move to safety. The hard-hitting defensive back transitioned smoothly to that new role, even recording interceptions in three straight games.

Oft-injured, Robinson has flashed potential over the years when he hasn’t been banged up. He’s started games at three different spots, including an unexpected opportunity at guard last season. Ideally, he’s best suited to back up both tackles. There’s still some untapped potential here and there’s a good chance he sticks with Detroit this season in that swing role.

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Stafford: Matt Patricia brings’great energy’ to Lions

Allen Park — The confluence of a new season and a new coach has generated expected optimism and excitement around the Detroit Lions, not just with the fans, but with the players, who began the offseason program with voluntary workouts last week.

Matt Patricia — hired in February as Jim Caldwell’s replacement at the helm — has wasted little time making a good first impression with the team.

Lovullo said first base coach Dave McKay took blame for Saturday night’s base running miscue that cost Deven Marrero a home run. With two on and one out in the fourth inning, Marrero hit what appeared to be a three-run homer off Rich Hill over the left center field wall.

But Alex Avila, who was on first base, went back to the first base to tag up thinking the ball may be caught. In the process, Marrero passed Avila on the base path between first and second. Roberts appealed the play and the after a review, Marrero was ruled out.

It was pretty impressive how Dave… was accountable for the home run baserunning mistake, Lovullo said. He said it was his fault and I know he felt bad about it. I think we were all ball watching at the time.

But he’ll be champing at the bit if he sees Bryant line up against him in an actual game, something that Bryant has stated he’d like to do. Oh, it’d be even better [than in practice], Jones said, smiling. I am sure he is going to find a way to play against us at some point. I don’t think he’s going to lose his dominance anytime soon. He’s still got a lot more years left in him. Jones and Heath had only good things to say about their former teammate. Heath remembered how Bryant played down the stretch in 2014. Heath specifically pointed to the 158-yard, two-touchdown performance Bryant had against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, and the three-touchdown game at Philadelphia in December that season. The end of that season he was arguably the best receiver in the league at that point, Heath said. He’d always make crazy catches in practice, but we kind of got used to that.

We’d see it so much. As a rookie, I’d be kind of impressed by it and then I was like,’Well, that’s Dez just doing what he does.’ I just have a lot of memories of him doing amazing things on the field. That’s a thing of the past. Monday marked the beginning of a Cowboys era without Dez Bryant. The voluntary, nine-week off-season program is conducted in three phases. Phase One, which started Monday, is two weeks of activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. It was good to see all the guys again, Heath said.

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Clay Helton: No issues with Sam Darnold’s competitive fire

Former USC quarterback Sam Darnold chose not to throw at the Scouting Combine. NFL Network chose to criticize Darnold for his decision, suggesting that he’s not a true competitor because he was unwilling to compete in something that, frankly, isn’t even a competition.

Darnold’s coach at USC takes issue with that characterization.

In my 24 years of experience all in college I have never been around a man that is more competitive than Sam Darnold, Helton told PFT Live. He loves to compete and loves to be able to show what he can do. When the timing is right he will.

Don’t be fooled by James Daniels’ positional designation. Pat Elflein is the Vikings’ starting center. But the offense needs help at both guard spots, as Nick Easton is still available in free agency and Joe Berger is pondering retirement, per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Daniels began his collegiate career by playing guard and offensive tackle before making the switch to center as a sophomore. The 6’3, 306-pound lineman is an outstanding athlete, and he excels with his reach blocks, getting to the second level and working in space. He shouldn’t have any problem moving back to guard, either.

James is a hell of a developmental prospect, if you will, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said, per Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman. In my mind, he could go and play guard for anybody next year, just about anybody in the league.

They’d have become unrestricted free agents on March 14 had the team not picked up the extra years.

Dotson’s been one of the steadiest players on their roster, lending a physical presence to their offensive line. But he’s coming off a knee injury which cost him the final five games of the year. Conte’s a regular starter, and Robinson’s a core special teamer.

The full guarantee at signing is $3 million, and only $3 million. Another $4 million should be earned in 2018, if he passes the preseason physical. After that, it’s up to the 49ers as to whether the deal continues into 2019.

The full base value of the deal is $21.15 million, with another $18 million tied to per-game roster bonuses, annual 90-percent playing-time incentives, an annual Pro Bowl incentive, and an annual All-Pro incentive.

To get the full $39.15 million, Sherman will need to play all 48 regular-season games over the next three years, be on the field for at least 90 percent of the snaps, make it to the Pro Bowl every year, and qualify for the All-Pro team every year.

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Richard Sherman takes aim at Pete Carroll in war with Seahawks

Richard Sherman’s war of words against his former team wages on.

Following a social media exchange Wednesday with the newly retired Joe Thomas, the 49ers cornerback took the former Brown up on his offer, appearing on the ThomasHawkpodcast, where he suggested the Seattle brass lost their way a little bitin terms of evaluating players following a mediocre 9-7 campaign last season.

I’m vengeful in that way,Sherman told MMQB.com.

Sherman isn’t the only member of the vaunted defense who was forced to flee the coup this offseason. Defensive end Michael Bennett was traded to the Eagles, whereas cornerback Deshawn Shead signed with the Lions.

As for the fate of Carroll, Sherman noted the Seahawks’ 2018 performance could factor into 66-year-old Carroll’s decision on the future.

I think that it depends on how this season goes for them. If they do great, get to the playoffs and continue to have the success, then I think he continues to go. But if things don’t go as planned and they don’t get to the playoffs and they have a rough year, then I think that’ll weigh into his decision. The legacy begins to get tainted at that point,Sherman said.

What is the most important thing in life is to be happy,McDonough told WEEI in Boston on Thursday. As much as it was a great honor to be the voice of ‘Monday Night Football’and you guys know me well enough, and certainly a lot of my friends and family do it wasn’t a tremendous amount of fun the last two years. When I took my ego out of it, when the conversation about a reboot of ‘MNF’ came up, when I took the ego part of it out, and rationalized it, I really could be fine with not being the voice of ‘MNF,’ then it became easy.

The nationally coveted gig was built for his sidekick, Jon Gruden. The event-television had been conceived around the longtime, personable head coach, with McDonough serving more as a straight man to Gruden’s X’s-and-O’s shtick.

And McDonough had a back-seat role for games that were not what they once were. Despite the $1.9 billion ESPN pays the NFL annually for the primetime package, the games that have gotten the billing have gotten increasingly worse.

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Not that I dislike the guy, but I can’t envision Realmuto winding up on many of my fantasy teams.

The Miami Marlins’ competitive weaknesses are going to hinder Realmuto’s runs/RBIs chances, which makes up a decent chunk of his value, and since I think some fantasy managers are going to get fooled into getting caught up in a midround position run fearing they’ll be left with the position’s scraps, I anticipate he’s going to frequently go in the Rounds 12-14 range in standard leagues, which is simply too soon for my tastes considering his production. — Tristan H. Cockcroft

I could really talk about any of the top three at this position and call it a day, but I do believe Sanchez and Posey will end up being among the best at catcher, even if they don’t necessarily earn back value given the round they are selected.

There really is not a building block at catcher, unless it is Sanchez. He is getting the Rob Gronkowski treatment as the obvious, safe, top option at his special position for his sport but we have only about a year and a half of proof there. I think Molina or Castillo 15-plus rounds later is a better block. — Eric Karabell

Ovechkin was at ESPN to film his This Is SportsCenter Russian spy spot in late 2009, and I asked him about the possibility of catching Gretzky. He was surprised at the question and didn’t know what to say. I don’t think he had been asked about it before, which is understandable. I also think he was nervous about working with Steve Levy (he’s only human), and he was a tad rattled.

Which teams have the best shot at locking up a playoff spot? Who’s earning a better shot at the No. 1 overall pick? Here are the latest projections for both, along with critical matchups to watch today and much more.

Alex Ovechkin has reached 600 career goals, but how well do you know the details of the Washington Capitals star’s scoring dominance? Test your knowledge here!

Ovechkin told Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet in Canada in September about the possibility of passing Gretzky’s total: In this hockey right now, in this league, I think it’s impossible. I don’t think somebody will beat this record.

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There were free catfish for throwing.

In taking it all in, it’s no wonder the Predators are 8-1 at home these playoffs, a key component to their Western Conference championship. That lone loss came in overtime against the Ducks. They’re outscoring opponents on a 3.33-1.56 average with the backing of the gold-clad, cowboy hat-wearing hockey crazies.

NBC announced a 16.6 local rating for Saturday’s Game 3, an all-time record for the Nashville market.

That figure doesn’t account for the football stadium-sized crowd police said were watching on the jumbo-sized screens outside the arena and the rest of the immediate area. No longer a novelty act, this is the norm in Nashville nowadays.

Since the expansion in 1998, traditions took hold, tailored to the unique country culture befitting a franchise born at the foot of a honky tonk strip. And when it came time to show the rest of the world Saturday, a city long marginalized by hockey purists unabashedly put it on full display to will the Predators back into a Stanley Cup Final that had begun to slip away.

There were free catfish for throwing. Rex and Rob Ryan were among hundreds to take sledgehammer swings at the car parked in front of Bridgestone Arena with a Penguins paint scheme. Alan Jackson, the Country Music Hall of Fame artist whose free pregame concert clogged Broadway, sports the Predators’ Stand With Us mantra as his Twitter avatar.

Before puck drop, Predators players took notice. NHL Network was on in the locker room and some, including PA Parenteau and P.K. Subban, marveled at this never-before-seen energy.

It’s the best atmosphere I’ve ever played in, said Subban, who along with Parenteau once called Montreal’s Bell Centre home ice.

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MLB trade rumors: Rockies could be in market for veteran starting pitcher

It’s still more than eight weeks until MLB’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but a third of the way through the 2017 season, the buyers and sellers are starting to sort themselves out. Here’s a look at one trade rumor that’s floating around.

The rumor: The Rockies, who fell out of first place in the NL West on Tuesday for the first time since May 3, might be in the market for a veteran ace to add to their pitching staff.

The source: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

From Rosenthal on Thursday: A trade for a veteran starter is another possibility one scout believes the Tigers’ Justin Verlander and Rays’ Chris Archer would be the best fits at Coors Field (though Verlander has enough service time to reject any trade), and the Rays’ Alex Cobb and Athletics’ Sonny Gray also could make sense.

Braun, who has just two hits in six games played this month, left Thursday night’s game early with left calf tightness. The team then announced Friday that he will need another DL stint due to a left calf strain.

Same calf, same situation, Braun said, via ESPN.com. I knew when I came back that I wasn’t at 100 percent, but it was good enough that I was optimistic I’d be able to work through it. It just kind of grabbed on me when I ran to catch that popup.

Despite the injury woes, Braun is hitting .262 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs so far this season. The Brewers are also just a half-game behind the Cubs in the NL Central after briefly holding the throne themselves.

Milwaukee will likely have Hernan Perez, who can play a multitude of positions, start in Braun’s place while he recovers.

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