Clay Helton: Sam Darnold isn’t anywhere near a finished product

During a recent visit to PFT Live, USC coach Clay Helton provided an assessment of former USC quarterback Sam Darnold, explaining both his best attributes and the areas in which he needs to improve.
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Having been around Sam, I think he has all the qualities that we look for in our organization in a quarterback, Helton said. One, he has unbelievable intangibles. Leadership, representing the organization on a daily basis. His consistency and stability each and every day when he comes into the workplace.

When I got to the Giants it was a kind of a new feeling for a lot of guys, Robinson said, via Alex Marvez of the Sporting News and Sirius XM NFL Radio. We had a whole bunch of major offseason acquisitions and a lot of veterans from different places.

Guys were hungry and willing to sacrifice and put in the work to get where they wanted to get to.

But 2017 felt different to Robinson.

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There’s been talk about doing that by cutting or restructuring the deals of veterans like wide receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga could also fit into that group as he’s due to count $7.9 million against the cap a year after ing five games due to an ankle injury and a torn ACL.

During an appearance on ESPN Milwaukee Thursday, though, Bulaga said he hasn’t heard anything from the team about a change to his status.
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Falcons use second-round tender on Ben Garland as well

Safety Ricardo Allen isn’t the only Falcons restricted free agent getting a second-round tender on Monday.

The team announced that guard Ben Garland is also being tendered at that level. Both ers will be set to make $2.914 million if they out the year under the terms of the tender.

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Keenum is moving on from Minnesota. He will sign with the Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported early Tuesday.

Cousins apparently has three serious suitors remaining in the Jets, Cardinals and Vikings, with the Broncos having found what they hope is the long-term solution at the position.

Keenum, 30, had a career year in leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game after replacing the injured Sam Bradford. He threw for 3,547 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions during the regular season.

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Bears add another Matt Nagy quarterback, Tyler Bray

For the second time this week, the Bears are adding a backup quarterback who has worked for new head coach Matt Nagy.

The good news for Williams is that $1.25 million of the salary already was fully guaranteed. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t sound upset about the move.

I’m good. I believe in myself, Williams told Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com via text message. My best football is ahead of me.

The Titans will absorb $2.58 million in dead money based on his signing bonus, saving roughly $3 million in cap space, per the Tennessean.

During his only year with the Titans, Williams appeared in 15 regular-season games with 11 starts. He also played in both postseason games, starting the divisional-round loss to the Patriots.

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Rams use low tender on RFA Matt Longacre

The Rams announced some moves involving their restricted and exclusive rights free agents on Wednesday.
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Hyde reportedly will make more than $5 million per year, with more than $6 million reportedly being paid in 2018. This suggests that Hyde is the guy, or at least enough of the guy to make the decision to draft Barkley a waste of his talent, since he wouldn’t be used as an every-down workhorse. If he won’t be used that way, why would anyone make him the first overall pick?

It would Authentic Ryan Miller Jersey be foolish to invest so much draft capital in a running back if the running back won’t be used to the fullest. If the Browns will be splitting duties among Hyde and a rookie, it would be far more sensible to have the rookie be picked in one of the later rounds of the draft.
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Of course, another team could trade up to No. 1 and select Barkley. But it wouldn’t make sense for the Browns to make him pick No. 1, now that the Browns are slated to have Hyde.

He stayed for a two-year, $50 million deal, not wanting to kill the Saints’ cap by maxing out his contract, he said.
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It wasn’t like I was going anywhere, Brees reiterated again Tuesday afternoon on WWLA FM, via Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune. I’ve made that clear from Day 1.

Brees, 39, said after the loss to the Vikings in the divisional round that he wanted to remain with the Saints, and obviously it worked out that way.

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Bennett, who found out about the trade while on vacation in Japan, started the news conference by thanking the Seahawks, the franchise he split with after five successful seasons that included two trips to the Super Bowl and one Lombardi trophy.

Bennett pushed back at the notion that he was moved because of his role on the social activism front, believing it was more about Seattle’s desire to go younger and get value out of some of the aging veteran players while it still could. He declined to answer whether he would continue his protests during the national anthem while in Philadelphia, but touted the Eagles organization for its participation in off-field issues while expressing a desire to make an impact in the community.

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What could add momentum to a Tirico-and-Manning combination is that the NFL, according to sources, likes the pairing on Thursdays. The league and Fox want to give the Thursday package a big-time feel. Earlier this week, The Post reported that Fox wants its No. 1 game analyst, Troy Aikman, to be part of its pregame show.

Tirico was calling Thursday night games until NBC along with CBS lost its package to Fox.

Sources said Manning likes the thought of working with Tirico, but one person close to the legendary quarterback insisted this is not an Alex Rodriguez-type situation, where Manning is trying to name his play-by-player at Fox. A-Rod’s agent, Jon Rosen, recently packaged Matt Vasgersian with Rodriguez on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

Patriots Acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in a Trade with Oakland

The New England Patriots announced today that they have acquired WR Cordarrelle (cor-DARE-uhl) Patterson in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. Terms of the trade were not announced.
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Patterson, 27, is a veteran of five NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (2013-16) and the Raiders (2017), The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (29th overall) of Minnesota in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. He signed with Oakland as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2017. Patterson has played in 80 NFL games with 24 starts and has 163 receptions for 1,625 yards and seven touchdowns, 44 rushing attempts for 454 yards and six touchdowns, 153 kickoff returns for 4,613 yards with five touchdowns and one punt return for nine yards.

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This is an interesting landing spot for Thomas, who spent two weeks on the Cowboys’ practice squad in 2015 after the Packers waived him at the final cut following that season’s training camp. However, Green Bay signed him to their active roster prior to week three, and he has been with the Packers ever since.

Largely a rotational linebacker, Thomas has been used often as a sub package linebacker when the Packers were defending passing situations. However, his role in 2017 became more focused on special teams as the team started using safeties Morgan Burnett and Josh Jones in the linebacker role.

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Tampa features a starting rotation with Archer, who is one of very few who have thrown more than 200 innings each of the last three seasons, Jake Odorizzi, Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Andriese. It could also feature a combination of Brent Honeywell and Jose DeLeon, who have been Top 100 prospects for multiple seasons.

Archer isn’t wrong when he says the Rays have depth, and they certainly have talent. Eovaldi’s fastball averages 96.9 mph in his career, Snell touches the upper 90s and what Archer himself can do is well documented.

Pitching is about more than velocity, but with high-powered arms like the Rays have, they do have the potential to present stiff challenges for opponents throughout the season.

There’s a narrow line in which players can remain inexplicably valuable despite never having to actually exhibit any of that value on the field.

In a league with an incredibly high attrition rate where so many players are forced to spend the majority of their career on rookie contracts, Daniel has somehow found a way to repeatedly make money without ever having to step onto a football field in meaningful action.

Minnesota splurged on a three-year deal with big guaranteed money (a reported $84 million) to make sure it got Cousins, and the QB’s other suitors didn’t.

It works out well for both player and team, as the Vikings thought about Cousins entering his age-30 season knowing they’re in the right window to win a Super Bowl with him. He’s a perfect fit in the West Coast offense, inheriting ideal skill position weapons in Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook.patriots_002

The Bears apparently found their No. 1 receiver in Allen Robinson

The Chicago Bears and free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson have reportedly agreed to a deal that will become official Wednesday when the NFL free agency period opens, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, barring any late snags.
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Robinson broke out in 2015 with a 1,400-yard season that saw him catch more touchdown passes than anyone in the league. Even after a year where he missed nearly the entire season due to a torn ACL, the former Jaguars wide receiver was expected to get a lot of attention this spring.
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One cause for concern is his low catch rate. In 2015, Robinson caught only 53 percent of the passes thrown his way. In 2016, that mark dropped to 48.3. While a big piece of that puzzle is Bortles’ trademark inaccuracy, Robinson’s issues with drops can make him a frustrating playmaker 锟斤拷 a criticism that will only increase in frequency when he’s making eight figures per year.

That 2016 was a major step backward. Despite earning the same number of targets, Tim Hardaway Jr. Womens Jersey he had 527 fewer receiving yards and eight fewer touchdowns. Was that downturn a byproduct of playing with a struggling Bortles? Or was it endemic of a larger problem?

The Bears will likely be paying big money to find out.

Just days after acquiring Tyrod Taylor from the Bills in a trade, Browns coach Hue Jackson on Thursday announced that the seventh-year signal-caller will be the starter in 2018.
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He’s going to be the starting quarterback, Jackson said. There is no competition.

The Browns are also expected to use their No. 1 or No. 4 overall pick in next month’s draft on a quarterback.

Taylor, 28, threw for 2,799 yards and 14 touchdowns with four interceptions through 15 games for Buffalo last season. He becomes the 29th different starting quarterback the Browns have used since the 1999 season.

This is the sixth in a series looking at positional needs for the Detroit Lions in free agency.

Teams can begin negotiating with free agents on March 12.

Bears, Allen Robinson agree on 3-year, $42M contract, WR says

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Robinson, whom the Jaguars drafted in the second round in 2014, has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games. He is coming off a torn left ACL suffered on the third offensive play of the 2017 season opener at Houston.

If the Rams finish 20th in the draft order next year and we don’t depreciate the pick’s value for time (both of which are perhaps conservative estimates), the Chase Stuart suggests the Chiefs picked up the 33rd selection in a typical draft for a 25-year-old former All-Pro cornerback on a below-market deal for the next two seasons. While Kansas City clearly wanted to trade Peters, this is a price point at which the Chiefs probably needed to trust their ability to rehabilitate Peters and bring him back into the fold.
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When Colbert pulled a couple pints of beer from behind his desk, Brady asked, Are we competing?

But it wasn’t much of a battle. Colbert, of course, was no match for Brady.

Brady’s beer-chugging prowess is well documented among some of his former teammates, especially those who were at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester, New York, when the Patriots were snowed in and had to stay overnight after a game against the Bills.

Fellow quarterback Brian Hoyer told the story as part of an ESPN.com compilation of Brady tales celebrating Brady’s 40th birthday.

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The Texans probably should’ve used the franchise tag to keep A.J. Bouye a year ago, but the only time they’ve ever used it was 2009 on Dunta Robinson. Houston doesn’t have a player this offseason who warrants busting it out for the first time in nine years. Punter Shane Lechler is perhaps the player who makes the most sense with a low-priced tag that would pay him around $5 million. But it shouldn’t be hard to get a deal cheaper than that if Houston wants him back.

This is strictly a value choice. McGlinchey could move to the right side and give the Jaguars a nice set of bookends with Cam Robinson at left tackle.

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If we’re going strictly from a measurables standopint, Western Kentucky’s Mike White is an immediate mention. His times were all among the lowest, and all below historical averages.

We’re going to mention Sam Darnold here, because he took criticism for not participating in throwing drills. Though it’s very easy to argue that Darnold has more to lose than to gain by throwing at the NFL Combine, with many believing the Browns could take him No. 1 overall in the draft. Plus, Darnold promised he throw at USC’s pro day later in the month.