Oakland could wait Seattle out and force salary cap problems on the Seahawks until they release Lynch

The Seahawks could renounce those rights by taking Lynch back and trading him to Oakland. But that also is more difficult than it sounds.

If Lynch returns to Seattle, his $9 million salary immediately will count against the salary cap. Seattle currently has about $9.8 million in cap space, so taking Lynch back would more or less make it impossible for it to add more veteran players or sign its top draft picks until a trade is worked out. Oakland also might not want to give up anything of value for Lynch, which would make this a high stakes game of chicken.

Oakland could wait Seattle out and force salary cap problems on the Seahawks until they release Lynch. The Raiders also could just move to Plan B, whether that’s Adrian Peterson, a draft pick or anyone else. If that were to happen, Seattle would be out of luck, because it would either be stuck with Lynch at a ridiculously high price or would have to cut him and lose that right to the $2.5 million.

The Wolverines’ large class comes one year after rival Ohio State sent 12 players and five first-round picks to the NFL Draft. That got us thinking: Who are Michigan’s greatest NFL Draft picks?

Given five of the top seven players on the list are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the others look like sure-fire inductees in the future, this list is loaded.

Keep in mind Pro Football Hall of Famers Benny Friedman and Bill Hewitt aren’t on the list because they played before the NFL Draft started.

We picked the top 17 to go with the 2017 NFL Draft, a standard for Charlton, Peppers, Wormley and others to follow. Here’s a closer look.

It looked like the Cavaliers would be fine after that.

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The game was close for much of the first half, but the Cavaliers had built a seven-point lead by halftime. By the end of the third, it was a eight-point lead, but a scoring burst from Lance Stephenson and the Cavaliers offense lagging briefly allowed Indiana to get within one point.

Kids Frank Clark Jersey It looked like the Cavaliers would be fine after that. James was fouled, and he would finish with a line of 32 points and 13 assists on 12-of-20 shooting, while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love added 40 points combined. But James missed a potential dagger three, and it set up this Paul George look to pull within one.

However, Miles final look at a game winner — after the Cavaliers doubled Paul George to get it out of his hands — didnt go, and Cleveland moves on.

McCoy transferred to Florida from N.C. State in the summer of 2015, to be close to his father Tony, a former All-SEC defensive tackle for Florida in the 90s. Tonys battle with leukemia spurred the transfer decision.

The Sentinel reports that the elder McCoy’s cancer is in remission, but his post-chemo treatment, which includes regular trips to Florida’s Shands Hospital in Gainesville, is apparently draining:

When I came home and I saw my dad’s condition, I thought to myself, ‘I have to be home. I have to be closer to him to help out,’T.J. McCoy said via the Orlando Sentinel.When I saw him at home and saw how he was hurting and struggling, I knew I just had to be home and help out.
Last year, McCoy appeared in seven games and made four starts at center in the final games of the season.

Rudy Gobert hyperextends knee on first play of Jazz vs. Clippers

Jazz center Rudy Gobert went down with a knee injury just 11 seconds into Utahs Game 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. During the game, Gobert was taken offsite for an MRI and according to Yahoo! Sports Shams Charania, Gobert suffered a hyperextended left knee with a bone bruise.

Gobert banged knees with Luc Mbah a Moute as Gordon Hayward came around an off-ball screen on the Jazzs first possession. He was unable to get to his feet under his own power and was carried to the locker room by multiple teammates.

Nothing is worse than someone going 80 yards for a touchdown and then were trying to figure out does that warrant a flag for what hes doing in the end zone, Green said, according to Pro Football Talks Michael David Smith. We dont really enjoy that.

The league considered easing up on punishing players for touchdown dances, but its actually considering keeping penalties in place and moving away from fines instead. But officials would prefer the league handle punishments for celebrations with fines instead of penalties.
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Elite Kids Quandre Diggs Jersey The issue well still have is that guys can get pretty creative out there, Green said. The question of whether its a foul or not a foul, hopefully well get closer to more of a black-and-white situation.

It would be easier for everyone, and more fun for fans, if the league would just stop penalizing players for celebrations.

Andre Johnson to sign 1-day contract and retire with the Texans

Elite Kids Paul Coffey Jersey During his peak seasons with the Texans, Johnson had below-average quarterbacks like David Carr, Tony Banks, Sage Rosenfels, Case Keenum, Ryan Lindley, and Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing to him. The best quarterback that ever threw to him was Matt Schaub, who helped the Texans go 12-4 in 2012 with a playoff appearance.

Johnson was the Texans’ first pick in their second ever NFL draft. He started in 169 games for the team from 2003 through 2014 as he racked up 13,597 yards, and 64 touchdowns with the team on 1,012 receptions. During that time, he had 133 consecutive games with a reception.

Johnson also hold nearly every receiving record in franchise history, including receptions, yards, touchdowns, and 100-yard games.

The gesture by the team to let him retire a Texan is a good one, and necessary based on the production he brought for so many years to the city of Houston.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith left Game 2 of the Cavs’ first-round series against the Indiana Pacers at halftime Monday because of a left hamstring injury and did not return.

Elite Kids Kirk Gibson Jersey After the game, a 117-111 Cavs win, Smith said he did not require an MRI and he hopes to play in Game 3.

“If they let me play, I’ll play,” he said. “My leg ain’t broke.”

Iman Shumpert, who did not play in the Cavs’ 109-108 Game 1 win, started the second half in Smith’s place. Smith praised Shumpert for filling in and said his second-half play was “great.”

Fans run onto the Tigers’ field, and it ends exactly how you’d expect

The MLB season is not even a week old, and yet, fans storming the field for stupid reasons are already in postseason form.

Here’s another angle. He has decent juke moves I suppose, but this is still a terrible idea.

And it appears this dude was an inspiration to at least one other not-so-smart fan. Except this fan is more elusive, if we’re being honest here.

The shot at 15 would lead to Spieth’s final birdie of the day, but with a 4-under 68, he’s back in contention yet again for his fourth-straight Masters. For the first time in his Masters career, Spieth will not play in the final group on Sunday. But on a loaded leaderboard full of some of the best international stars in this game, he might still be the one to beat over the final 18 holes at Augusta National.

That’s because even after the implosion of last year, Spieth is becoming an unofficial host of this event. Others may intercede and take home a green jacket. He cannot win every year, but Spieth’s name on the leaderboard at Augusta is a tradition and it’s the one name that the other players have to check most. Last week after missing a cut in Houston, he said, “I think we know and the other players that are playing next week know that we strike fear in others next week.”

Spieth could be 10 shots off the lead, as he was after the first round here, and it’s still the case. He’s gone from that hole to now in the penultimate group on Sunday. Saturday’s 68 was his best round of the week and it was the classic Spieth march around Augusta. He caught a heater on the front side, ripping through a four-hole stretch with three birdies and one of the all-time recovery shots that the 7th hole has ever seen. At No. 6, he poured in a very Spiethian putt from 44 feet that got the crowd roaring early.

I’m a big fan of comparing yourself to Jesus in order to deal with the criticism of your work

This is a matter of taste and it seems pretty straightforward. The Ronaldo statue looks like it was just caught having dinner with a woman that’s not his wife on an episode of Cheaters. It looks like it is making the same “trying really hard not to cry” face that the kid who was asked if he was going to miss his mother when he goes to school made.

Authentic Kids Lee Smith Jersey Credit to Emanuel though, the statue has made an impact. It gave birth to a week’s worth of memes on Twitter. Had he not made a statue of Ronaldo that looked like it was just told that it was being fired a few days after its wife left it, who knows what we would be doing for jokes? Making fun of the other statue that gives Ronaldo an eternal hard-on?

I have to say though, I’m a big fan of comparing yourself to Jesus in order to deal with the criticism of your work. If I made a statue that looked like Jim Carrey trying to tell a lie in Liar Liar, I would have no choice but to do the same.
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They stay the same age, as the young replace the old, but we keep on moving, eventually losing them in our rearview. More and more their fashions and tastes and appearance are unlike ours, and so more strange in the way that young people can seem to not-young people. And then, at some point, we’re all the way back around and we’re kids again, and the players are as abstract as they ever were — humans, as we hopefully remember, but mostly once again characters in a TV show. All far away and again unlike us, objects again of our wishes and whims.

That is, if we’re being honest, no place for an adult to be. The football we watched as kids, and the way we watched it, should not be the game we see as an adult. I still remember that old football very well, particularly the violence of it — unchanged, for all the rule changes since — which seemed then so outlandish and fake and so weirdly harmless. I didn’t know what I was watching, or know that I didn’t know.

Today I’ll start with a roundup of prospect notes.

I attended the Under Armour All-America Camp in Atlanta this past weekend. It was a great mix of upperclassmen, as well as younger players. Fifty of the 60 members of the classes of 2019-20 already had an offer from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, or LSU.
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In football, Clemson won a similar redemption thriller over Alabama in the 2016 season’s Playoff**, and in baseball, Coastal Carolina is the reigning College World Series champ (watch Clemson players celebrating that at the time), until June at least.

North Carolina has long been known as a home to basketball powers (only California equals its 13 all-time men’s titles), Clemson’s had previous spurts of football greatness, and the Palmetto State’s been a steady CWS participant. But the Gamecocks’ sudden emergence as a basketball school, via Dawn Staley and Frank Martin, has really rounded things out nicely.

A Cheerwine salute to you all, and today, we wave our shirts around our heads like helicopters for Carolina sports as a whole.

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Durant was frustrated with the two-faced approach one of his predecessors took to addressing him about a controversial situation.

“Yo, stop selling out,” Durant said. “Stop selling your brothers out. This is a fraternity. Stop selling us out … stop doing that man, and then come in my face talking that nonsense. I was really fooled with him.”