Mark Sanchez Reportedly Suspended 4 Games for NFL PED Violation

The NFL suspended free-agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of the 2018 season on Friday for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer. best nfl jerseys

“The NFL has informed me that I have tested positive for a substance on the banned substance list,” Sanchez wrote on Instagram. “I was blind-sided by the news and I want to say unequivocally that I have never cheated or attempted to gain a competitive advantage by using a banned performance enhancing substance.

“…My test history and pharmacological science confirm I was not cheating and the positive test was the result of incidental and isolated exposure to a banned substance. I was tested by the NFL 30 days before and 12 days after my one positive test. Both tests bracketing the one positive test were clean.”hi-res-49cf775d42b5e38775d62bef33ee1746_crop_northnfl jersey for cheap

Sanchez added that while he did not knowingly take any substances, the league’s rules are clear regarding any sort of consumption:

“Nevertheless, the NFL has an extremely comprehensive performance enhancing drug policy. Because of the policy’s comprehensive and self-described ‘strict liability’ nature, players know that inadvertent exposure to a banned substance may lead to a positive test. The policy makes it each player’s responsibility to avoid even the unwitting ingestion of a banned substance. I accept responsibility as a professional and will move forward with greater caution in the future. I look forward to getting back on the field this season.” nfl jerseys cheap authentic

Sanchez, 31, hasn’t taken a regular-season snap since 2016 when he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He spent last season buried on the Chicago Bears’ depth chart behind Mitchell Trubisky and Mike Glennon.
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Sanchez’s last start came on Thanksgiving in 2015 with the Philadelphia Eagles—a 45-14 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Over the course of seven seasons, the 2009 first-round pick has completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 15,219 yards, 86 touchdowns and 86 interceptions.

Is Saquon Barkley Really a Generational RB Talent?

The 2018 draft class is fascinating for a number of reasons. As many as five quarterbacks could go in the first round, and there’s a surplus of talent at other positions. With question marks attached to all those quarterbacks, there’s a race for the title of “best player in the draft” outside the game’s most important position.
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is one of those players thought by many to be the best pure football talent in this class. In three years as a starter for the Nittany Lions, he gained 3,843 rushing yards and scored 43 touchdowns on 671 carries. He also caught 102 passes for 1,195 yards and eight touchdowns, and added 18 kickoff returns for 500 yards and two touchdowns.
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Barkley’s positional versatility is singularly impressive among the running backs in this class, and it would be the same in most draft classes. He can run inside and outside with tremendous speed, lateral agility and acceleration. As a receiver, he can line up anywhere from offset in a Pistol formation to the slot to outside—he has the potential to be the NFL’s best receiving back since Le’Veon Bell rounded out his skill set. As a direct-snap running quarterback who finds himself behind the center from pre-snap movement, Barkley can also create explosive plays. It’s easy to see why some would tout him as a truly great back, and in many aspects of his play, he is just that.
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Bert Whigham, who has been training Barkley this year at Tom Shaw Performance in Florida, set the bar fairly high regarding his client’s professional prospects, comparing him to another player Whigham has trained.nfl jerseys cheap authentic

“The only person I can think of that’s comparable physically is [Oakland Raiders linebacker] Khalil Mack,” Whigham told Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “Khalil and Saquon are my 1a. and 1b. These two guys are outliers. They’re freaks. It’s those two and then probably [Tennessee Titans running back] Derrick Henry, another freak. But with Khalil, we knew he was the No. 1 overall pick. We knew he was going to be special. And it’s the same with Saquon. You’ve got a generational talent.”

Joey Bosa, DE, Los Angeles Chargers

Per Adam Rank of NFL.com, there are less than 10 players in the NFL who are essentially untradeable. Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers is one of them.
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“He gives the Chargers something they don’t have a lot of: charm and charisma,” Rank said. “He’s got a quirky sense of humor that should land him some sort of walk-on roll in New Girl or whatnot. I know this seems weird, but I live out here in Los Angeles and the Chargers desperately need that kind presence to win the Battle for L.A. Bosa is it.”

Bosa’s personality is great. What he does on Sundays for the Bolts is even better.youth nfl jerseys

In just two seasons, Bosa has already become one of the best edge-rushers in the NFL. He’s equally adept at stuffing the run as he is giving quarterbacks nightmares, racking up 12.5 sacks and a jaw-dropping 70 total tackles for the Chargers in 2017.

Bosa’s a nigh-unblockable force off the edge. Combined with Melvin Ingram, he provides the Chargers with the NFL’s top one-two punch at one of the league’s premium positions.
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Bosa has amassed 23 sacks in only 28 career games.

And he won’t even turn 23 until July.

Los Angeles Rams tailback Todd Gurley entered the 2017 season trying to rebound from a disappointing second year in the NFL in which he managed just 3.2 yards per carry.

The 23-year-old left Year 3 as an MVP candidate and the best player in the league under the age of 25.nfl youth jerseys cheap

Gurley was fantastic for the Rams last year, gaining 1,305 yards on 279 carries—a robust average of 4.7 yards a carry and the second time in three years Gurley’s hit that benchmark. He also caught 64 passes—the same number of receptions Gurley had in his first two seasons combined. The 6’1″, 227-pounder piled up almost 2,100 total yards and found the end zone an eye-popping 19 times.

Had Gurley not spent the final Sunday of the regular season as a spectator because the Rams’ playoff spot was set, he may well have led the NFL in rushing yards, receiving yards by a tailback and total touchdowns.
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Even with the Week 17 siesta, he finished second, second and first among non-quarterbacks. For much of the month of December, Gurley was being talked up as an MVP candidate.

AJ McCarron to Buffalo Bills

The Bills missed out on the bigger names in the free-agent quarterback merry-go-round. Cousins landed a massive contract with Minnesota. Case Keenum got a nice payday with the Denver Broncos. Sam Bradford landed with the Cardinals.cheap customized nfl jerseys

And that might be for the best.

From a financial standpoint, it’s hard to argue Buffalo didn’t get a good deal when it signed former Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News that the team got a winner.cheap nfl custom jerseys

“AJ’s always been a really confident player in himself and his abilities,” Lewis said. “He’s had a great deal of success, and he believes that he will always continue to have success. That’s part of him.”0b9036d1087a4c93e2a2f65456d42fa9_crop_exact

Just about everyone believes the Bills will still make a push to trade up in this year’s draft to select a quarterback—$5 million a nike nfl jerseys cheap year isn’t a contract that shows a ton of confidence in McCarron long-term.

But the Bills don’t have to sell their souls to do so. If the price is too high for them to move up, they have a Plan B. The 27-year-old McCarron has shown (albeit in a small sample size) the ability to have some success as a starter at the NFL level.

From the moment that Ndamukong Suh landed in Los Angeles, pundits have been breathlessly forecasting how formidable the Rams will be with Suh joining Aaron Donald up front.

Minnesota’s signing of Sheldon Richardson to a one-year, $8 million contract may not have generated the headlines that Suh’s move did, but it could wind up being every bit as impactful—or perhaps even more so.

Richardson, who had 44 tackles and one sack for the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, isn’t a huge numbers guy. nfl jerseys cheap nike He piled up eight sacks and made the Pro Bowl with the Jets in 2014, but he has just 7.5 sacks in the three seasons since.

However, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. In his first year in a four-man front last season, Richardson showed the potential to be a disruptive 3-technique in the mold of, well, Suh.

T.J. Carrie and E.J. Gaines to Cleveland Browns

Cornerback is a premium position in today’s NFL, and that can get pretty dang expensive. Malcolm Butler got over $12 million per season from the Tennessee Titans. Trumaine Johnson received over $14 million a year from the Jets.

Cleveland was able to add a pair of starting-caliber corners for less than what either of those players cost by himself.cheap customized nfl jerseys

Granted, injuries have been an issue for E.J. Gaines, who got a one-year, $4 million deal after playing in 11 games for the Buffalo Bills last year. He has missed an eye-popping 27 games the last three campaigns, including all of the 2015 season.

But when on the field, Gaines was one of the best in the business in 2017. As ESPN pointed out, Pro Football Focus graded Gaines 13th among corners last season.hi-res-97feb9d7095a466811bd63be50447610_crop_exact

Carrie got more coin (four years, $31 million) after a career campaign in which he started 16 games and tallied 84 tackles while serving customized nfl jerseys as arguably the best corner for the Raiders.

These guys aren’t big names. They don’t have a history of big-money deals like Johnson or postseason heroics like Butler. But both are solid NFL starters.

And Browns general manager John Dorsey didn’t have to break the bank for either of them.

The Pittsburgh Steelers came into free agency with precious little cap space. But Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert made fantastic use of his limited resources by signing veteran safety Morgan Burnett to a three-year, $14.4 million pact, getting an impact player for a reasonable sum.

The 29-year-old Burnett, who spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay, was a jack-of-all-trades for the Packers in 2017. He played some strong safety,customized nfl jerseys cheap  free safety, slot cornerback and even some dime linebacker.

That sort of versatility is appealing in this day and age.

Burnett isn’t just versatile and experienced. He’s also been productive. His 68 tackles in 12 games last year isn’t an eye-popping number, but as recently as cheap custom nfl jerseys 2016, he had over 90 stops with three sacks and two interceptions. Burnett has topped 100 total tackles for the season three times, including a career-high 130 stops (94 solos) in 2014.

Denver Broncos

The quarterback position wasn’t the only problem spot for the Denver Broncos in 2017, but it’s one of the only spots they clearly upgraded. So even if you have high hopes for free-agent addition Case Keenum under center, there are reasons to be concerned about the Broncos. cheap official nike nfl jerseys

Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and C.J. Anderson are good players, but Keenum doesn’t have as much support as he did in Minnesota on either side of the ball. Left tackle Garett Bolles needs to improve after a shaky rookie season, cheap nike nfl jerseys from china and a defense that has been losing bite the last few years could miss Aqib Talib.

That D still has the ability to keep them in a lot of games, especially if stud pass-rusher Von Miller can bounce back from a bit of a down year. If Keenum’s breakout 2017 campaign wasn’t an anomaly, the offense will be better than average.71424b594726c7f54ce42f42b037b30b_crop_exactnfl cheap nike jerseys

It’ll also help if the Broncos can add an immediate-impact player with the No. 5 overall pick, but those are a lot of ifs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston’s career has yet to take off, but the 2015 No. 1 overall pick saw most of his rate-based statistics improve in 2017, and he has a lot of support entering his fourth season.

Second-year pass-catchers O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin both have the ability to break out alongside veterans Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, and new center Ryan Jensen makes that offense better in two spots by enabling them to move Ali Marpet back to guard.

So the Bucs should score plenty of points in 2018, and an all-over-the-map defense should also be better with Jason Pierre-Paul, cheap nfl youth jerseys Vinny Curry and Beau Allen joining star defensive tackle Gerald McCoy up front. That unit underachieved while dealing with a lot of injuries last year, but there’s almost no way they give up 378 yards per game again.

The Bucs will have to fight to get out of the basement in the tough NFC South,nfl youth jersey  but they’re much better than their 5-11 2017 record. And let’s not forget they hold the No. 7 overall pick in this month’s draft.

Baltimore Ravens

When center Ryan Jensen signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, the Baltimore Ravens lost a solid offensive lineman in free agency for the third time in as many years. That’ll take a toll on a team that still lacks weapons and support for veteran quarterback Joe Flacco. nfl cheap jerseys nike

Of course, Flacco has his own problems. The 33-year-old has posted a sub-85 passer rating in three consecutive seasons, and he averaged an NFL-low 5.7 yards per attempt in 2017. The Ravens offense produced fewer 20-yard plays (37) than anyone else in football,nfl nike jerseys for cheap and March acquisitions Michael Crabtree and John Brown won’t change that.

Baltimore keeps hanging around because a strong defense led by C.J. Mosley, Eric Weddle and Terrell Suggs remains one of the best in football, but Weddle (33) and Suggs (35) are getting pretty old. The Ravens are probably going to get worse before they get better. 81cad0a7cf5d4005e29053ad73e61998_crop_exact
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The Detroit Lions approached free agency like a team that would be satisfied with a third consecutive 9-7 season in 2018. In with DeShawn Shead, out with D.J. Hayden. In with Devon Kennard, out with Tahir Whitehead. In with Luke Willson, out with Eric Ebron.

Meh.

In the Lions’ defense, they didn’t have much money to spend on the open market. They essentially put all of their eggs in Matthew Stafford’s basket years ago, but they’re too reliant on their hot-and-cold 30-year-old quarterback.
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Stafford is coming off the best season of his career and could be even better in 2018, while a defense led by stars Ezekiel Ansah and Darius Slay has a high ceiling if youngsters Jarrad Davis and Teez Tabor can improve as sophomores. But the Lions still lack the weapons nike cheap nfl jerseys  and depth required to keep up with Minnesota in the NFC North.

Arizona Cardinals Take Mason Rudolph at No. 15

The Arizona Cardinals signed Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal this offseason, but they need a long-term answer at the quarterback position in the wake of Carson Palmer’s retirement. Arizona will pull the trigger in the sixth quarterback in the top half of this year’s draft.cheap nike nfl jerseys china

Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph has the size (6’5″, 235 pounds) teams want in a pocket passer. He has adequate arm strength and accuracy. He passed for nearly 5,000 yards last season and completed 65 percent of his passes. He’ll probably remind Cardinals general manager Steve Keim a lot of Palmer. However, Rudolph is widely viewed as belonging to the second tier of quarterbacks in this class.
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“Rudolph could be an early backup with the potential of becoming an average to below average starter in the league,” buy nike nfl jerseys cheap ‘s Lance Zierlein wrote of Rudolph. Zierlein views him as a second- or third-round pick.

But Keim doesn’t seem to care about outside opinions.

“If you believe a guy is the franchise quarterback, take him and don’t look back,” Keim told reporters at the NFL combine. “Don’t worry about where he is projected to go. That position is so important it doesn’t matter where you take him nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal . Two years from now, no one is going to remember that.”

The Cardinals gamble on Rudolph, and six quarterbacks are gone by pick No. 16.

Buffalo Bills Take Lamar Jackson in Top 10

With only three quarterbacks off the board, the bottom of the top 10 is likely to see at least one trade. The Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders all have franchise quarterbacks. The Miami Dolphins, who own the 11th pick, could be in the market for a new one.nfl jerseys cheap nike

The Buffalo Bills are still searching for a franchise signal-caller and will trade into the top 10 to secure theirs. They’ll jump ahead of Miami, but they won’t go after Mayfield, as some might expect. Instead, Buffalo will snag Louisville’s Lamar Jackson.nike nfl jerseys cheap
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Jackson would be a great fit for the Bills for a number of reasons. He needs to add some mass to his frame, but at 6’3 nfl nike jerseys cheap ” he has the size and the arm strength to survive the Buffalo weather. He is the kind of dual-threat quarterback head coach Sean McDermott has been around—Taylor, Cam Newton and Donovan McNabb—during his time in the NFL. He played in a similar offense at Louisville to the one Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is schooled in.

Taylor will also have time to sit and learn behind AJ McCarron, who was inked to a two-year, $10 million deal.

“He’s got a great attitude, tremendously competitive,”nike nfl jersey cheap draft analyst Mel Kiper said of Jackson, per Matthew Fairburn of NewYorkUpstate.com. “I think Arizona or Buffalo in the first round. Like I said, no different than the other guys, on the shelf for a year or two and then the starter after that.”

Miami will then add Mayfield to compete with Ryan Tannehill. Surprisingly, it can do so without having to trade up thanks to Buffalo’s decision to take Jackson.

Teams are lining up for Odell Beckham Jr., the contract that could nfl cheap jerseys nike change everything and the NFL’s next great rivalry. All of this and more in this week’s 10-Point Stance.

1. The market for OBJ

The Giants probably won’t trade receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but if they did, there would be a massive market for him. Teams would line up to pay both the high-round draft picks to get him and a huge new contract once they did.hi-res-77d46a5a3a473d78e2f46ee64dbd694d_crop_north

That’s according to sources from several teams, who say the league views Beckham far differently than the Giants do. Other teams see him as nfl nike jerseys for cheap  worth the trouble. In fact, they don’t see Beckham as much trouble at all.

The Giants say they intend to keep Beckham, which is likely the case. However, two sources whose teams have been in contact with the Giants told B/R that they weren’t as definitive about keeping Beckham as they have been in public. Without question, the sources say the Giants are open to business when it comes to Beckham.

Editor’s Note: Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday, nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap the Giants are reportedly asking for at least two first round picks in any potential trade.

Few receivers in the past 10 years—perhaps ever—have possessed Beckham’s raw abilities. The NFL’s best receivers today are Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and Beckham. His numbers speak for themselves:On the field, the Giants would be far worse witho cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal ut Beckham. His loss would cripple the offense. The Giants are a four- or a five-win team sans Beckham. That’s the biggest reason they probably won’t trade him. Emphasis on probably.

Off the field, Beckham has been a petulant baby. He was suspended for a bad hit and a brawl with Josh Norman. He was fined for pretending to urinate like a dog while celebrating a touchdown. He’s been called a “prima donna.” He punched a net nike cheap nfl jerseys . He punched a wall. He was recently caught in a compromising video.