Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz aren’t getting any younger.

In next year’s draft, the Celtics again figure to have at least one top-five pick, because they own the rights to the rebuilding Nets’ first-rounder. They also own the Lakers’ pick if it falls between No. 2 and 5, and there is a good chance that happens as the young Lakers continue to rebuild, too. Had George landed in LA, the Lakers would not have been an immediate playoff team, but they probably would have won enough to be bumped out of the top five.

So the George scenario was not all bad. By next year, the Celtics could have five players chosen in the top five of the draft on their roster. Like the Sixers, they have a couple intriguing prospects taken later in those Good Cheap Jerseys drafts, too — where Philadelphia has Timothe Luwawu and Furkan Korkmaz, the Celtics have Ante Zizic and Guerschon Yabusele.

Are they contenders? Seattle has a tough road ahead in the second half, considering the glut of Wild Card contenders and that many of them have better pitching. Getting Felix Hernandez back should help, and if there’s a deal for a pitcher that makes sense at the deadline they ought to consider it. They’re a flawed team, but flawed teams have gone far in October thanks to the Wild Card.

Plus, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz aren’t getting any younger. They’re having great seasons (as well as Jean Segura, who’s proving his success Great Cheap Jerseys last year wasn’t a fluke) and the Mariners might want to take a run at a playoff spot before age starts to catch up with their best hitters. With so many teams clustered around the two Wild Card spots, this could be the year the M’s make a move and go for it. It’d be hard to fault them if they decide to go that route.

Richardson isn’t interested in that.

Durant was named the NBA Finals MVP after helping lead the Warriors to a championship in his first season with the team. He spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder (his first was with the Seattle Supersonics before the team relocated), but lost in his only previous trip to the NBA Finals.

Richardson, 26, is entering his fifth season with the Jets after the team Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys picked up an option on his contract last offseason. While he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2014, his production has dropped off, and his venture into free agency will be nothing close to what it was for Durant — an eight-time NBA All-Star and the 2013-14 NBA MVP.

But plenty of NFL players have accepted lesser contracts to play for a contender. Richardson isn’t interested in that.

Those seven players would total $49.7 million in salary cap spending for the 2017 season, leaving the Beats with well over $100 million of space and another $13.76 million of required spending in the expansion draft.

After parsing through the big salaries, the rest of the expansion Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys draft would likely be picking through cheap players close to the bottom of each team’s 53-man roster.

Then Brooklyn could use the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft to add pass rusher Myles Garrett to the mix, and possibly the first pick of the second round to take offensive tackle Cam Robinson.

Remember a year ago, when the avalanche of international prospects chosen led to questions about the decline of American basketball? There were a record 26 non-American players taken, and so we had to deal with think pieces about the negative effects of AAU competition and the rise of the “more skilled” European player, even as the U.S. held world championships at the U-17, U-19 and senior national team level. Indeed, even Breitbart posted one of these.

Butler went to his third straight All-Star game this past season

“Whatever they want to call me бн face бн I don’t even want to get into that anymore. Whose team is it? All that means nothing. You know what I’ve learned? Face of the team, eventually you’re going to see the back of his head as he’s leaving town, so no thanks.”

Butler went to his third straight All-Star game this past season, when he averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. But despite high hopes after adding Dwyane Wade last offseason, the Bulls went a disappointing 41-41 and squeaked into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

With the Bulls apparently headed for a rebuild, teams were lining up trying to trade for Butler, who was the focus of several rumors this past week.

In addition to the limited running production, Wilson couldn’t extend plays as usual to get the ball downfield, as his adjusted yards per attempt (7.6) were a career low and a big drop-off from 2015 (9.0). He had to throw a lot more with less support from the run and was a lot less efficient with both his arm and legs.

But Wilson grinded it out and showed his floor is very high when both he and his support weren’t right. That should make coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell feel confident that the next level of Wilson’s breakout was simply on delay. There were stellar results when the offense transitioned to be more pass-oriented down the stretch in 2015. There’s no reason to think Wilson won’t find that gear again with all Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys those injuries gone.

With Lacy, there are some natural comparisons to Lynch. He at least looked Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys the part of Beast Mode at times for the Packers, when his weight, which he appears now committed to keeping under control, didn’t affect his power. He was better than many thought in his last season in Green Bay, averaging 5.1 yards per carry before succumbing to an ankle injury.

Saints ‘open’ to trading Sean Payton to Rams, report says

It doesn’t sound like the Saints would stand in the way of coach Sean Payton leaving to join the Rams as long as they’re appropriately compensated, of course.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis would be open to trading Payton to the Rams, The Times-Picayune reported, adding that the coach and GM met for about an hour after Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Falcons.

While I am looking forward to pursuing my future endeavors, I am going to miss our fans, media, students, administrators, coaches, families, and most importantly my teammates, who were with me through the good times and the tough times,Kaaya said in the release.

Attending a University this far from home wasnt the easiest transition initially, but this program provided me a home away from home ever since my arrival in 2014. Since then I have registered as a resident of Florida and am proud to call Miami my long-term home. I plan to be involved with the University of Miami moving forward as I pursue my degree in communications. I also plan on giving back to this university and the South Florida community, two places that had such a positive impact on my life. I look forward to watching Coach Richt and his staff, and our team do even bigger and better things for years to come.

The Los Angeles native had career-highs in completions (261), completion percentage (62.0), passing yards (3,532) and passing touchdowns (27) in 2016, all Cheap Jerseys NBA Jerseys while throwing only seven interceptions.

He helped lead the Hurricanes to a 9-4 record under Cheap Jerseys MLB China first-year coach Mark Richt, including a 31-14 win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Brandon Marshall on possible pay cut with Jets: ‘I’ll play for free’

Brandon Marshall has every intention of returning to the Jets even if that means taking a big pay cut. The Pro Bowl wide receiver even said he’ll play for free to remain with Gang Green.

I would love to be back, Marshall said, via the New York Daily News. Its not about the money anymore. Its all about winning. I know what Im worth. I think this team knows what Im worth as far as the organization. But its not about the money. Im good. Im good with the money. I just want to win. Thats all I want to do. I’ll play for free. My bills are paid.

Siemian downplayed the significance of the procedure, saying the injury only really bothers him when he’s lifting weights.

Its optional surgery,he said. It really only bothers me when I work out, but I figure Im going to have to keep working out for a while so Im getting it fixed.

Siemian sat out a Week 5 loss to the Falcons because of the shoulder and missed a game later in the season with a sprained foot, but emphasized that the shoulder issue was not a major thing.

The 25-year-old completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 3,401 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first season as an NFL starter after replacing the retired Peyton Manning.

James Develin, FB, Patriots: New England needed some extra Cheap Jerseys Mall run-blocking pop with Rob Gronkowski lost for the season. Develin has turned from Cheap Jerseys Kids lunchpail grinder to glamorous lead blocker for LeGarrette Blount. He has had a huge effect on the Patriots’ rushing totals without even touching the ball.

Ryan Tannehill reportedly out for Dolphins’ wild-card game

The Falcons have the NFL’s sacks leader in outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who registered 15 1/2 in his second season. He also forced six fumbles and led a unit that steadily improved as the season went on. Deion Jones has had a very good rookie season, leading the Falcons with 108 tackles.

After Beasley and Jones, there is a big dropoff with the Falcons.

New England is impressive with its depth at the position. Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich, Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts and Kyle Van Noy make up one of the NFL’s deepest units.

Ryan Tannehill will be sidelined Saturday for the Dolphins’ wild-card game against the Steelers, according to the Miami Herald, which cited an unidentified NFL source.

The Dolphins quarterback is recovering from a partially torn ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, but that’s not the only reason coach Adam Gase has decided to keep Tannehill out of the game.

According to the Herald’s NFL source, Gase is concerned about Tannehill’s inability to properly move in the pocket or protect himself. Tannehill didn’t practice all week and is unlikely to practice Thursday, the report said.

Tannehill missed the final three games of the season with the injury, with backup Matt Moore Cheap Jerseys In US starting in his place.

Moore will have to step up again.

If the Dolphins win, Tannehill reportedly hopes he will be Cheap Jerseys In Canada able to play the next week against the Patriots, but that depends on how far along he will be in his recovery.

Tyreek Hill’s latest punt return cost Vikings’ defensive back $100K

Tyreek Hill’s second-half emergence was the talk of the NFL as he electrified crowds with his stunning speed. But there was at least one player who would have appreciated less explosiveness from Hill.

According to ESPN, Vikings defensive back Marcus Sherels’ contract includes a $100,000 bonus for leading the NFL in punt return average, which he was until Hill returned yet another punt for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Chargers on Sunday.

The 95-yard score helped Hill finish the season with an NFL-leading 15.2 yards per return. Sherels averaged 13.9 yards per his 21 returns. Hill would have finished the season at 13.1 had he opted to let the ball go into the end zone.

Hill’s touchdown helped the Chiefs clinch the No. 2 seed in the postseason, thus avoiding any chance of playing the Patriots in the second round.

Stephen Gostkowski’s 42-yard kick extended New England’s lead after a 10-play, 43-yard drive. The Patriots took 3 minutes and 45 seconds of precious time off the clock during the drive. 34-16, Patriots.

New England finished with a 377-285 advantage in total yards, and Cheap Jerseys Direct it did so with Tom Brady playing far from his best football. The Patriots quarterback finished 18 of 38 for 287 Cheap Jerseys From China NBA yards, two touchdowns, two picks and a 68.6 rating. Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, of course, was worse 23 of 40 for 198 yards, one touchdown, three picks and a 47.7 rating.

Michael Crabtree likens refs to cops, says he was treated like a ‘criminal’

Michael Crabtree wasn’t happy after Sunday’s game, and it’s hard to blame him. His team lost. His backup quarterback got hurt. He got his chain yanked off of his neck by Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.

The strange part about the chain-snatching moment is Talib did it right in front of an official, who did nothing about it. Crabtree was upset there was no call and knew if he did something about it, he’d be punished.

The league in 2013 mandated that if a team does not volunteer itself to be on the show (which, why would they?), one would be selected. But there are a few rules.

A team could not be selected if they were in the playoffs in either of the last two seasons, if they have a first-year head coach and if they have been on the program at any point in the last 10 years. That leaves us with eight teams eligible as of now.

Those teams are the Ravens, Bears, Browns, Titans, Colts, Buccaneers, Saints and Eagles.

That list could change, as there were rumors of the Colts and Saints moving on from their respective coaches. But this at least provides an early look at the possible candidates to appear on Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Hard Knocks.

The Bears and Eagles would be decent draws considering their market, and Cheap Jerseys China the Browns would be an interesting choice for fans to watch how a team rebounds from a 1-15 season.

Freeney said he has adopted “creative ways” to get ready through the years

Palmer still managed to throw for 4,233 passing yards, but the rest of his numbers showed a troubling downward trend from 2015. His touchdowns dropped from 35 to 26, interceptions jumped from 11 to 14, yards per attempt plummeted from 8.7 to 7.1, and QB Rating went from 104.6 to 87.2. He also took 40 sacks — up from 25 the previous season — and generally looked haggard in the pocket, forcing throws and not looking nearly as composed as he normally does.

Now 37 years old, Palmer is keenly aware that the end is near. He took some time off after the season ended before confirming that he will return for a 15th season.

“My intent was to take some time after the season to get away and see where I was physically and mentally,” Palmer said. “On both fronts, I can say I’m ready to get back to work and prepare for the 2017 season.”

Palmer’s brother Jordan told campers at the Elite 11 high school quarterback competition last Friday that Carson would play one more year, 2017, according to SB Nation’s recruiting analyst Bud Elliot who was on the scene.

“I love football, but I’m not saying I live to be there that early,” a laughing Freeney said.

Freeney said he has adopted “creative ways” to get ready through the years, including water-based and boxing workouts, to maintain conditioning for football while minimizing the pounding on his legs.

“I only have a certain amount of miles on my body and I don’t know Cheap Jerseys Premier League when a tire is going to blow,” said Freeney, who suffered a torn quadriceps in 2013 while playing Cheap Jerseys Promo Code for the San Diego Chargers. “If I play this year, 16 years is a lot of wear and tear on the ankles, knees and joints.

“I feel great right now but you never know what’s going to happen. My training now is more about being smart instead of just trying to lift the building or run six miles.”

Ulbrich said that experience the young players got as rookies last season is invaluable

Grigson bet hard on aging veterans and ultimately failed to balance that with high-performing young prospects. New hire Chris Ballard has already made strides to improve the defense by adding two of free agency’s top linemen: Johnathan Hankins and Jabaal Sheard. The Colts also drafted Malik Hooker and Quincy Wilson, two impact defenders. The new faces could help the franchise return to the top of the AFC South.

With Blake Bortles’ future hanging in the balance, the Jaguars needed a strong upgrade in the running game to hide him as much as possible. They may have accomplished that with Fournette, who has a perfect combination of size, speed, and power. He’s the type of running back you can build an offense around, and the Jaguars are hoping he can make an immediate impact.

Of the projected starters on defense, a majority have three seasons or fewer of experience. That includes three starters entering their second season — Keanu Neal, Campbell, and Jones, as well as nickelback Brian Poole, an undrafted free agent who played a majority of the defensive snaps last season.

Ulbrich said that experience the young players got as rookies last season is invaluable, and it’s rare.

“A lot of times, young players aren’t given Cheap Jerseys Kids Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees that opportunity for whatever reason — the organization, coaches are scared, whatever,” Ulbrich said. “Because there were moments that were rough last year, where like I said, they didn’t know what they didn’t know. But it was really cool to see how they grew.”

As these young players get more experience, the defense will continue to get better. And while the Falcons still have work to do to build up that side of the ball, they haven’t let the offense fall by the wayside.