The Falcons dropped off significantly in red zone touchdown percentage, going from ninth in 2016 to 23rd in 2017.

After scoring a league-high 540 points in 2016, the Falcons scored 353 points in 2017. Atlanta converted 50 percent of its red-zone chances in 2017 after converting 61.9 the year before.
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At the end of the day in this league – and in any league – it’s about scoring points, Sarkisian said. And we were really dynamic offensively (in 2017). We were third in the league in explosive plays a year ago, we were No. 1 in the NFL in third down conversions, but at the end of the day we didn’t Womens Rashard Robinson Jersey score enough points.

In turnover margin, the Falcons were plus-11 in 2016 and just minus-2 in 2017. That’s seven more turnovers offensively and about six fewer takeaways defensively, Quinn said back in January.

But 2017 is officially in the books and listening to the Falcons’ second-year offensive coordinator talk about the coming season, that’s a good thing – especially for the offense. Why? Because Sarkisian is much more comfortable with the offense and the Falcons personnel.

I told them this is the finest offseason I’ve been a part of from a player and coaching side, in terms of how hard guys went for it, Quinn said. We tried to push and challenge in every way, all the way back from the beginning to the coaches assessing every part, offensively, defensively, how we do things, through the combine, through the draft process, the way we teach, just to find some edge here and there.

Matt: Oh, I’m always up for a good debate, Frederich, especially if that entails the Falcons. Do you want my list of the five most important Falcons on this team? You got it. Here they are 1) Matt Ryan, 2) Alex Mack, 3) Deion Jones, 4) Grady Teemu Selanne Jersey Jarrett and 5) Julio Jones. Two other players who I think are critical are Jake Matthews and Matt Bryant.

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Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been in trouble with the law again.
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Browner was arrested on May 6 for battery and child endangerment and pleaded no contest, according to TMZ.

He was sentenced to probation, but Cameron Jordan Womens Jersey because Browner was already on probation from a previous incident, he was sent to jail for violating his probation. However, L.A. County released Browner after just two days because its jail was overcrowded.

Paul Lasike, FB, Chicago Bears, 2016 He played football and rugby at BYU after growing up in Australia. He rushed three times for eight yards in 10 games, including three starts for the Bears. He played primarily on special teams.

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CBS employed former NFL referee Mike Carey in an analyst role during the 2015 season, but did not bring him back after his penchant for being wrong about what call on-field officials would make made him an object of derision around the league.

I’m told all of the time that this isn’t a football town, she said. We’ll flip that (opinion). There’s an opportunity for football in this town.

LSU graduate transfer cornerback Terrence Alexander is set to get his purple-and-yellow stripes on Monday, according to

Alexander announced his intention to graduate transfer from Stanford to LSU in the spring, but the thing about graduate transfers is that you have to graduate before you can play. Alexander earned his degree from Stanford last Sunday, clearing him to play for LSU this fall. (Stanford operates on the quarters system, pushing its graduation ceremonies a month later than schools that follow the semester system.)

A New Orlean native, Alexander played in only one game in 2017 after suffering a season-ending injury in the Womens Chris Wagner Jersey opener against Rice. He appeared in 13 games as a reserve in 2016.

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Disney raised its offer for 21st Century Fox to $71.3 billion. Comcast had submitted a bid of $65 billion last week. Disney originally bid $52.4 billion in December.
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Following federal approval of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, Comcast submitted a $65 billion bid on Wednesday for 21st Century Fox, putting it in competition with Disney, who made a $52 billion offer for the same assets. However the door remains open for Disney to make another offer in an attempt to match or outbid Comcast.

Among the assets remaining with 21st Century Fox are YES Network, Fox Arizona, Fox St. Louis, Fox Cincinnati, Fox San Diego, Fox Sportstime Ohio, Fox Sports West and DraftKings. These properties would go Ka’imi Fairbairn Jersey to Disney if shareholders approve the proposed merger.

In July of 2014, 21st Century Fox agreed to take over the majority share of YES Network, bumping its ownership from 49 to 80%. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. However in December of 2012, Fox paid almost $600 million for the original 49% stake.

And even if Hicks gets hurt, the Yanks likely would start left fielder Brett Gardner in center and play Clint Frazier in left over a healthy Ellsbury, who certainly has become a strong candidate to be designated for assignment and then released once he’s healthy.

The company line, however, is the Yankees want Ellsbury back, although this response surely wouldn’t pass a lie detector test.

Boone stuck with that take on Wednesday when he was asked if there’s a reasonable expectation that Ellsbury will play this season.

(We’re) hopeful, he said. Hopeful. But I’m not going to speculate on him when… First things first is hopefully getting him back into baseball activities and then he can progress from there and hopefully at some point be an option for us.

Deveney’s relationship with Rutgers incoming freshman Daevon Robinson, who he played both football and basketball with at Shawnee, played a role in his decision.

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Reds place closer Raisel Iglesias on 10-day DL

The Reds placed closer Raisel Iglesias on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left bicep.

Iglesias owns a 2.08 ERA with seven saves along with 27 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings in 20 appearances, but he did blow a save in his last appearance.

With Iglesias on the shelf, Amir Garrett and David Hernandez are the most likely candidates to pick up save chances.

The only aspect in which the committee achieved partial success in finding an answer was aerodynamics. An examination of StatCast data showed that the surge in home runs is primarily due to better ‘carry’ for given launch conditions (exit velocity, launch angle, spray angle), as opposed to a change in launch conditions. Testing suggested that improved carry could be attributed to decreased drag on the baseballs, but scientists remain stumped on why that is the case, since the specifications of the balls themselves have not changed.

With no definitive conclusions drawn, commissioner Rob Manfred announced several measures by which MLB will continue to investigate, including raising the possibility of all 30 ballparks using humidors to stablize ball conditions beginning with the 2019 season. Arizona and Colorado are currently the only parks that use humidors.

Betts, when asked about the possibility in participating in the exhibition of power, told the Boston Globe: Hell no. I don’t hit home runs in BP.

Boston teammate J.D. Martinez, who has 15 homers this season, also said he had no interest in the derby because he still feels jaded after being overlooked in 2015 when he had 25 homers at the break for the Tigers.

MLB didn’t want me, Martinez said (via I figured I’d have the option of doing it and they said no. They had other guys they wanted, all these young guys. I was like, ‘Forget it. I’ll never do it.’

Yankees outfielder and reigning derby champ Aaron Judge has already said he won’t defend his title at Nationals Park.

Carter Stewart’s ceiling is perhaps the highest of all the projected first-round prospects in this year’s draft. He already has an above-average fastball, a well-above-average curveball, and with the proper tutelage in the minors, he could develop his changeup into a complementary third pitch.

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Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said Wednesday that he expects to be ready for the start of training camp next month.
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According to Kimberley A. Martin of the Washington Post, Williams said he’s very close to be back to his former self after knee issues necessitated surgery after last season.

I got the go-ahead to kind of do whatever I can without obviously being too aggressive on it, Williams said. I’m extremely blessed. I’ll be ready before camp.

To hear Shell and left guard James Carpenter tell it, the line is getting better. At such an early junction in the year, that means little, but Long will be central to any improvement the Jets see.

With Teddy Bridgewater, Nolan Arenado Jersey coming off a serious knee injury, and rookie Sam Darnold, the third-overall pick in the draft, both potentially seeing time under center this season, such improvement will be vital.

I can really only do so much playing a certain percentage of the snaps, Fowler said, via When I look back on Womens JC Tretter Jersey it, I feel good but there are some things that I need to work on. I’m going to keep working hard and do my job so I can put good film out there for everybody to see.

Fowler had eight sacks while playing over 44 percent of the team’s defensive snaps last season, which represented a jump in productivity despite playing less often than he did in 2016. If the productivity continues to rise in his fourth season, missing out on the option year may turn out to be a good thing for Fowler’s long-term outlook.

Wilkins’ accusations come in the wake of multiple reports of NFL cheerleaders speaking out against their workplace environments, including being instructed to please male fans and other forms of harassment.

Giants rookie linebacker Lorenzo Carter, the 66th overall pick in the 2018 draft, has the raw talent to succeed in the NFL.

But, he also has great teachers around him.

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Noah Syndergaard may not be returning any time soon.
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The Mets do not have a timetable for the 25-year-old ace to begin a throwing program, according to a report from the New York Post. Syndergaard was originally placed on the disabled list May 29 with a strained ligament in the index finger of his pitching hand.

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This kid, for me, he’s got the perfect size, he’s got exceptional athleticism, he’s got great hands behind the plate, he’s an exceptional blocker, he’s got 70 arm strength, so he literally shuts down the running game.

But there will be challenges along the way, starting Thursday. The Mariners host the Red Sox the team with MLB’s second-best record in a four-game series. After a travel day, the Mariners play three games in Yankee Stadium against the team with baseball’s best mark, followed by three games in Boston.

Ten games in 11 days against the Yankees and Red Sox may help define this Mariners team. Are they legit championship contenders who can match up with New York and Boston? Or are they merely a good team feasting on mostly mediocre teams in the past month? This should be interesting.

Nationals left fielder Juan Soto continued the fast start to his MLB career, hitting two home runs and driving in four runs in Washington’s 5-4 win against the Yankees. The 19-year-old phenom became the youngest player with a two-homer, regular-season game since Andruw Jones on Aug. 22, 1996.

Braves right-hander Mike Soroka, recovering from shoulder inflammation and making his first start since May 12, carried a no-hitter into the seventh versus the Mets. The 20-year-old hurler finished with 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out four to get the victory.

Phillies shortstop Scott Kingery struck out in all four plate appearances in a 7-2 loss to the Rockies.

Sark acknowledged he has several areas to work on this summer.

There’s a lot there, Sarkisian said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. There’s scheme. There’s play-calling. There’s execution. There’s continuity. There are a host of areas where we have to focus on and try to improve upon.

I think all of those things just put me at a much different level of comfort, where you just feel good every day walking in like, ‘OK, this is what we’re going to work on today because I think we can get better at it.’ And if we really want to run this play, X player needs to run this play, not this player because X player runs it better. And that goes a long, long way when you think about it.

Sarkisian’s biggest problem might be that he has a cornucopia of playmakers but just one ball. It’s an envious position for any play-caller. Now he must capitalize by helping get those playmakers into the end zone.

I don’t think this is a locker room that’s going to let anything take away from unity and the character of this team, tight end Zach Ertz said. I think the thing that made us special last year was the unity and the bond we had as brothers in this locker room. People might view this as dissension among ourselves. But we had multiple discussions about each and every person and everyone was treated with respect throughout this entire process.

I don’t think anything can separate the bond.

It was reported that only a few players were planning to go, along with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and the team mascot, Swoop.

Pederson refused to answer what transpired to lead Trump to cancel the White House visit Monday evening, less than 24 hours before the event. Trump replaced it with a Celebration of America rally with the playing of the national anthem and God Bless America.

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In explaining the basics of Shurmur’s system, Ellison said he uses a combination of words and numbers to call plays, compared to some coaches who just use numbers or words.
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They do what they want to do, because we can’t monitor them 24/7, he said. All you can do is try to teach them the right way, just like you teach your kids. They’re going to mess up. You try to fix it, you try to correct it, but you don’t throw them by the wayside. At the same time, you’ve got to let them know there are consequences.

Of the Jets’ six arrests over the past 13 months, five cases remain active. One of Anderson’s cases has been dismissed. He faces a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in connection with the other. The legal situations for Donahue, Herndon, and Robinson are still active.

In addition to Rutgers, the 6-foot, 190-pound four-star also holds offers from Baylor, Boston College, Syracuse, Temple, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Old Dominon, Florida Atlantic and most recently added one from Duke.

Fox News apologizes for lying: Should Eagles accept it?

Fox News is apologizing for an error in its report about President Donald Trump disinviting the Eagles from a scheduled White House visit.

Monday night, Fox News aired a segment in which the news about Trump’s decision was parlayed by host Shannon Bream as pictures of Eagles players kneeling were showed on screen. All of the pictures were of Eagles players praying, not during the national anthem, and one even included a player Jordan Matthews who wasn’t on the team’s roster last year.

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Brewers get Brad Miller Jersey from Rays for Ji-Man Choi

The Brewers acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi on Sunday.
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Tampa Bay will send Milwaukee $2,209,677 as part of the trade, which will offset all but $500,000 of the $2,709,677 remaining in Miller’s $4.5 million salary this year.

Goldschmidt’s first blast was one of three homers German Marquez (4-6) allowed in the third. One pitch after Goldschmidt’s drive, Lamb went deep down the right-field line. One out later, Peralta homered into the Colorado bullpen to extend Arizona’s lead to 5-1.

It was the first time a Colorado pitcher has allowed three home runs in the same inning since Scott Oberg did it on April 19, 2015, at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

I just missed my spots, Marquez said. I missed the location of my pitches and they took advantage of it.

Homers by Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story a two-run shot to center in the fifth inning got the Rockies within 5-4, but Greinke gave himself a cushion with an RBI single in the sixth. Arizona scored two more in the eighth.

In a corresponding move, the Brewers sent right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Dan Graziano, national Tarik Cohen Jersey NFL writer: I’d extend him, personally. I understand the Seahawks are rebuilding their secondary, but that means they’re not paying anyone else in the unit top-of-market money (unless Chancellor actually does play again). Thomas is still under 30 and probably could help make the rebuild work. Assuming Chancellor is off the books, why wouldn’t they be able to give him a deal in that ($12 million/year) range?

Aaron Schatz, editor-in-chief of Football Outsiders: The best result would be to extend Thomas on a short-term deal. He’s likely to still be one of the top free safeties in football for the next two or three years. But will he take $13 million, and will he take it for only three years? Throw more than that on the contract and you risk carrying dead weight in a couple of years.

If the Seahawks trade Thomas, which team makes the most sense to target him?

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Trade rumor season is officially here.
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The biggest problem the Texans will face are expectations. After last year’s taste, they will get every defense’s best shot from here on out. Yet if Watson stays healthy and Hopkins is, Josh Jones Womens Jersey well, Hopkins, then the Texans will be one of the favorites in the AFC. They’ll also be so over-the-radar that their season will set off alarms at NORAD.

I think the sky’s the limit for us, Hopkins said. We have players everywhere. I think we’ve got all the pieces.

They do, especially the two most important parts in Watson and Hopkins. Two players who may make us rethink who the best quarterback-receiver duo is in the NFL.

New regimes make changes and the Giants made a bunch of them Monday after seeing what they had and what they thought they had during a three-day minicamp comprised mostly of rookies. They waived six players and signed six, with the most notable exit being Adam Bisnowaty, who goes down in the books as the final draft pick of Jerry Reese’s career as Giants general manager.

Bisnowaty, an offensive tackle taken in the sixth round in 2017, participated in the rookie camp. He was on the practice squad for the first 15 games last season before he was signed to the active roster, starting the season finale against the Redskins.

All six players added attended the rookie camp, but not all of them are rookies. Two veterans were signed: Guard Chris Scott, with 45 NFL games on his résumé (including Super Bowl 50) and cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, who has played in 33 NFL games. Both Scott and Lewis-Harris were out of football in Kevin Durant Jersey 2017.

The other newly signed additions are two first-year players, guard Malcolm Bunche of UCLA and receiver Alonzo Russell of Toledo, and two rookies: Defensive back Mike Jones (Temple) and running back Robert Martin (Rutgers).