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Detroit Lions: LB Jarrad Davis

It was an up-and-down first NFL season for Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis.cheapest nfl jerseys

Davis, who was a first-round pick in 2017, began the year as a three-down starter in the middle of the Detroit defense. But he struggled with injuries and in coverage, losing his sub-package responsibilities for a time.

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“I think [Davis is] playing faster. I think he’s more comfortable. And I can see it in his body language and the energy that he’s bringing, especially pre-snap, no question about it. …

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The work is only just beginning, however. With Tahir Whitehead no longer in Motown, Davis isn’t expected to be just a three-down inside linebacker—he’s expected to be a leader for the defense.

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Could Aaron Rodgers’ Next Contract Change the Way the NFL Does Business?

Give Aaron Rodgers credit. He could be asking for all the money. All the Packers’ money. All the NFL’s money. All the advertisers’ money. Your money. My money.

As the NFL’s best quarterback, Rodgers could ask for just about everything short of the keys to the federal reserve and get it—or at least not get laughed at for thinking he deserved it. And he’s not doing that. Instead, cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping according to a report last week by the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, all Rodgers is asking for is “player control” over his future.

Rodgers, asked about the reports, called it all “just conjecture” (at least he didn’t stomp his feet and shout Fake News)—but if these are indeed his demands in his next contract, they sound reasonable enough. Who doesn’t want a little more financial control over their future?

Rodgers has two years left on a deal that ranks 10th in the NFL in average money per year (all contract data courtesy OverTheCap.com). He is slated to earn a total of just over $42 million in salary and bonuses over the next two seasons. In the same span, Kirk Cousins will make $53 million; Jimmy Garoppolo, who has thrown fewer career touchdown passes (12) than Rodgers threw before getting hurt in mid-October last year (13), nfl cheap jerseys nike will make $57 million; and Derek Carr will make $47.5 million thanks to a contract extension that, in fairness, seemed like a pretty good idea at the time.nfl nike jerseys for cheap

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It’d be downright revolutionary—represent an evolution of the NFL contract, one that turns quarterbacks, contractually, into a whole new species.

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Green Bay Packers: Still Lacking a Second Outside Receiver

After releasing veteran receiver Jordy Nelson, not signing a veteran receiver and waiting until the fourth round to add a rookie, the Green Bay Packers have a question mark at the position. Davante Adams (2,811 career receiving yards and 26 touchdown catches) and Randall Cobb (5,141 yards and 39 touchdowns) are going to start, with Adams as a wideout and Cobb in the slot, but the starting wideout opposite of Adams is the position with volatility.new nike nfl jerseys for sale cheap

After Adams and Cobb, there are seven significant names in Green Bay battling for both roster spots and playing time this year: Geronimo Allison, J’Mon Moore, Trevor Davis, Michael Clark, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown and DeAngelo Yancey. Collectively, those seven have posted 47 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns in their NFL careers.

Last year alone, Nelson caught 53 balls. The No. 2 outside receiver in Green Bay will be asked to contribute in a role that he never has up to this point in his NFL career. Anyone who claims to know who the Packers are going to start as their third receiver this year is lying. It will be determined in summer competition.cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys

Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has a dead cap number worth $2.5 million more than his cap hit this year, meaning that after years of not meeting expectations, he somehow still costs more to release than to keep. Williams’ contract situation is why he is still on the 2018 roster while Dez Bryant sits in free agency.

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Williams: 3,359 yards
Cole Beasley: 2,599 yards
Allen Hurns: 2,669 yards
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Williams’ public intoxication arrest this offseason potentially complicates his 2018 roster status even more, but if he isn’t a post-June 1st release, he’s in pretty good shape to see playing time.

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Carolina Panthers: Not Addressing the Left Side of Their Offensive Line

Last year, the Panthers shocked the football world by signing Matt Kalil, who peaked as a rookie with the Minnesota Vikings, to a five-year, $55 million contract. Kalil struggled last season, but the weight of his dead cap, which doesn’t even nfl cheap jerseys nike drop to seven figures ($9.8 million) until 2020, will keep him on the roster for a couple more years.

The issue is, the Panthers didn’t add any competition to Kalil’s position this offseason. Instead, they lost talent on the left side of the line, as guard Andrew Norwell signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Norwell, who signed a $66.5 million contract, is significantly more talented than Jeremiah Sirles, who is the projected starting left guard in Carolina.

A hole at left guard might just make the Panthers’ nfl nike jerseys for cheap weakness at left tackle worse. Compounding offensive line issues, without adding talent, is not how you win in the NFL. In an NFC South in which the Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added high draft picks and valuable veterans to their defensive lines over the last few seasons, quarterback Cam Newton may be in a world of trouble.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

Aaron Lynch’s football career has been one of the weirdest in recent years. He started off as a big end at Notre Dame who made Freshman All-American lists just to transfer to USF, where he would play a slimmed down pass-rushing role. nike cheap nfl jerseys After declaring as a junior, Lynch was drafted in the fifth round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Lynch entered the league at 249 pounds and posted 12.5 sacks in his first two years. Now listed at 270 pounds, Lynch has only recorded 2.5 sacks (over just 14 games) in his last two years. The former Fighting Irish and Bulls pass-rusher has always had the talent, but his lack of consistency, due to weight fluctuation, transfer, suspension or injury, continues to mark his career.

Every team would love to roster a player like Lynch, a high-upside flier, but the one-year, $4 million contract the Chicago Bears gave the 25-year-old in free agency now looks like a promise for playing time. Behind 2016 first-round pick Leonard Floyd and Lynch, the only noteworthy edge defenders on the Bears roster are Sam Acho, who hasn’t posted more than four sacks in a season since 2011, and Kylie Fitts, a rookie sixth-round pick.nike nfl cheap jerseys

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Houston Rockets: LeBron James (Player Option)

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LeBron James-to-Houston chatter has permeated the rumor mill all year. cheap nfl nike jerseys from china In case you were wondering, it won’t stop now.

Sources told Rockets Wire’s Kelly Iko that Houston will give chase to both James and Paul George (player option) this summer. And Chris Paul may already be recruiting his co-captain of banana boats everywhere, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

Don’t go muting the phrase “Eastern Conference” in your Twitter timeline just yet. Houston has a long way to go before James Harden is teaching LeBron the secret of (regular-season) step-back threes.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping

Flat-out signing James is off the table. Paul needs to accept a massive discount after the Rockets clear the decks for that to make any sense. Even then, the salary-cap gymnastics aren’t in their favor.

Negotiating a sign-and-trade is equally implausible. Houston would be hard-capped after the transaction, which means its payroll cannot exceed the luxury-tax apron—set for $6 million above the initial tax line. Good luck doing that while nfl cheap jerseys nike  paying Harden, James, Paul and Clint Capela (restricted) market value.

Opt-in-and-trade scenarios are the Rockets’ bread and butter nfl nike jerseys for cheap . If James picks up his player option, which pays him a smidgeon more than his actual max salary, he can force Cleveland to make nice with Houston.

That gives way to a different set of hurdles—mainly the Rockets’ sweetening the deal enough for the Cavaliers or a third-party helper to take back Ryan Anderson (two years, $41.7 million), Nene (two years, $7.5 million) and filler. But James, nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap as always, will have the leverage necessary to wish it into existence. And if any front-office executive has the workarounds in place to get this done, it would be Houston’s ever-active Daryl Morey.

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Los Angeles Chargers: Injury Bug Bites Again

If there’s been a team in the NFL more snakebitten by injuries in recent years than the Los Angeles Chargers, then the Bolts are a close second. The team seemingly can’t even get to Week 1 without losing several starters to significant injuries.

Head coach Anthony Lynn might want to consider an exorcism, because it’s already happening again in 2018.

First, as the Los Angeles Times’ Mike DiGiovanna reported, tight end Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL that likely ended his 2018 season. Quarterback Philip Rivers did his best to downplay the loss of the team’s best player at the position.cheap nfl jerseys from usa

“We’ve got a deep group of receivers—does that mean there’s more times when we’re in a three-receiver set or even four receivers? I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I’m not giving away any secrets, but those are all thoughts that you have.”authentic nfl cheap jerseys

The problem is that receivers group isn’t so deep right now. Per ESPN.com’s Eric Williams, wideout Mike Williams has been sidelined as well at OTAs with a hamstring injury.

Usually, a pulled hammy wouldn’t be big cause for concern. But Williams missed most off his first offseason and six games of his rookie year in 2017 after hurting his knee in camp. He finished the year with all of 11 catches for 95 yards.authentic nfl jersey wholesale

Breaking news!

Last year, the Rams had all sorts of troubles moving the football offensively. They managed a measly 29.9 points per game, which is 32nd in the NFL if you count backward.

Kidding aside, the Rams offense was a buzzsaw last year, peeling off chunk plays with ease. And if OTAs were any indication, that offense may be better in 2018.

As Myles Simmons reported for the Rams website, wide receiver Cooper Kupp indicated that with a year of running Sean McVay’s offense under their belts, the team’s expectations are sky-high on that side of the ball this season.

“I think having come back, having run this offense before, and a lot of the same guys are around, a lot of guys that were here this offseason being able to just be together on our own and go through this stuff,” Kupp said.difference in nike nfl jerseys

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Jared Goff is coming off a breakout season. So is reigning NFL OPOY Todd Gurley. And the Rams added a new No. 1 receiver in Brandin Cooks to pair with Kupp and Robert Woods.

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Cole Hamels Goes to the Philadelphia Phillies

Sure, Cole Hamels to the Philadelphia Phillies is a little on the nose. Yet, it also makes perfect sense.

Following a rough 2017, the 34-year-old left-hander is back on track with a 3.74 ERA through 11 starts for the Texas Rangers. But since he’s in the final guaranteed year of his contract and they’re going nowhere, he fits better on the trade market than he does in the Rangers’ rotation.nfl jersey sales

The catch has to do with money. Hamels is making $22.5 million this year, and he has at least another $6 million due his way this offseason. This limits his scope of suitors by default. The luxury-tax concerns of teams like the Cubs, Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers may further limit it.

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They opened 2018 with just a $95.3 million payroll. That puts them hilariously short of their full spending power, which means their financial muscle is the best thing they’ll have going for them on the summer trade market.

Hamels is the ideal player for whom to flex that muscle. He’d fit well alongside Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta, and the Phillies obviously know firsthand that he can handle himself in a pennant race.

The Kansas City Royals haven’t made any impact trades yet, but Jon Heyman of the FRS Network reported that they’re “‘quietly’ letting other teams know they expect to have a ‘for sale’ sign up soon.”

Although the Royals have a little something for everyone, their most popular trade chip is sure to be Kelvin Herrera. Good relievers are always in high demand at the trade deadline. And between his track record and his 0.83 ERA through cheap jerseys nfl  22 appearances this season, he qualifies as a damn good one.

To boot, Herrera is a rental. His acquisition cost will be high but not high enough to ward off swaths of contenders.

To list just a few, Herrera makes sense for the Red Sox, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays. But he probably makes the most sense for the Astros.

Overall, Houston’s bullpen is doing just fine with a 3.02 ERA and an MLB-best 4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio. No thanks to Ken Giles’ struggles, however, ninth innings have been on the adventurous side.nfl jerseys for women

Were a trade for Herrera to fix that, the Astros would have all the puzzle pieces for a second straight World Series title.

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J.T. Realmuto Goes to the Boston Red Sox

The Miami Marlins could have honored J.T. Realmuto’s request to be traded as part of their massive offseason fire sale. Instead, they now stand to collect a big reward for holding off.

The 27-year-old is fully realizing his potential by way of 1.8 wins above replacement to lead all catchers, according to Baseball Reference. Throw in how he’s under club control through 2020, and he’s a hugely valuable trade chip.jerseys nfl cheap

The perfect suitor for Realmuto is a contender with a dire need at catcher and a front office shot-caller who’s willing to be bold.

So, pretty much Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox.

There haven’t been any solid rumors linking Realmuto to Boston, but the state of its catching corps could change that in a hurry. Through their combination of nonexistent offense and good-not-great defense, Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez have combined for minus-0.9 WAR.nfl jersey nike

The Red Sox lead MLB with a 39-17 record, so this weakness obviously isn’t holding them back now. But they must worry about ultimately matching up with the New York Yankees’ bats and the Houston Astros’ arms.

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The Tampa Bay Rays control Archer through 2021 at reasonable rates, so they don’t have to trade him. But if their recent trade of Alex Colome and Denard Span to the Seattle Mariners is any indication, they’re already open for business for the summer.

Archer, 29, has a wide range of appeal, but it’s a safe guess that he’ll end up with the team that needs him the most and has enough young talent for a deal: the Milwaukee Brewers.

A hot stretch has shot the Brewers to the top of the National League at 36-21. Yet it’s hard to be enthusiastic about their starting rotation, which boasts a 4.21 ERA and a low strikeout rate.

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Chicago Bears: RB Ryan Nall

Even though the team lists Ryan Nall as a running back on its official website, the 22-year-old potentially brings a lot more to the Chicago Bears offense.

At Oregon State, Nall played H-back cheap jerseys nfl before moving to running back. Chicago drew his interest since he’d have a chance to play the latter role, per 670 The Score’s Chris Emma.

“I wanted to ultimately play running back,” Nall said. “Chicago was one of the main places that told me I’d be able to fit in at that spot, as well as move around here and there. When it came down to it, I thought this was the best position for me to be able to play.”

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The Seattle Seahawks waived wideout Ka’Raun White, and the Bengals didn’t waste time, claiming him off waivers.nike jerseys nfl  The West Virginia product adds a unique quality to the receiving corps.

White paired well with quarterback Will Grier, who possessed the mobility to keep plays alive while under duress. On film, it’s a great sign to see the pass-catcher find a way to free himself on broken plays. It’s a quality that signal-caller Andy Dalton can appreciate on extended sequences.

The former Mountaineer broke out for 61 catches,china nfl jersey  1,004 yards and 12 touchdowns during his senior season at West Virginia. White didn’t impress with blazing speed in the 40-yard dash (4.52), but he knows how to create separation on sharp intermediate routes. His scoring volume shows the potential to become a threat in the red zone.

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Every NFL Team’s Biggest Potential Distraction for 2018

Distractions are the bane of every NFL coach’s existence.

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Each team has to contend with potential issues it could face during the 2018 campaign. Some will deal with contract squabbles. Others must attempt to deftly navigate quarterback competitions. Injuries will occur. cheap nfl jersey free shipping The unpredictable is what tends to keep coaches up at night, though.

The regular season doesn’t start for another 15 weeks, yet plenty can and will happen between now and then to distract teams. The goal is to avoid those scenarios. A team can be proactive by addressing situations now instead of letting them linger for the next few months. Granted, it isn’t always possible to do so.

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Five organizations used first-round picks to select quarterbacks in this year’s draft. The Arizona Cardinals’ situation is different than the rest since Sam Bradford has an extensive injury history and Josh Rosen may be the most capable of the first-year signal-callers to move into the starting lineup early on.

“This guy is extremely smart,” head coach Steve Wilks said, per Darren Urban of the team’s official site. “I mean, his ability to see certain things from the defense, and pick it up quickly, and execute. … I don’t want to say this, cheap nfl jerseys with free shipping but he has the mindset of a vet. The way he sees the game.”

Arizona made a significant investment in Bradford by signing the eight-year veteran to a one-year, $20 million contract with $15 million guaranteed. The Cardinals don’t want to admit they’re rebuilding, but going with Rosen instead of Bradford may be a good indication that the organization reset is underway.