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Chicago Bears

Several teams called about Beckham, but Giants are unlikely to trade him

Giants receiver Odell Beckham is available in a trade, but not for a price any team is likely to pay.

That’s the word from Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, who reports that several teams called the Giants about trading for Beckham, but their interest waned when they heard how much the Giants are going to demand for Beckham.

J.J. Watt is helped off the field after suffering a leg injury against the Chiefs in Week 5 of the 2017 season. (Getty Images)

I understand the concern Gaine and O’Brien must have regarding Watt’s future. They would love to have the Watt of 2012 and ’14; the player who had 20.5 sacks in each of those seasons. They dream of the dominant defensive end/outside linebacker duo they would keep if Watt could get back to top form and be paired with Jadeveon Clowney, the first overall draft pick in 2014 who finally has emerged as a Pro Bowler. Add a fine defender in Whitney Mercilus, who also is coming off a season-ending injury, and the prospects are frightening to opposing offensive lines.

For Harrison, the top priority is getting on the field. He grew frustrated in Pittsburgh last year when he rarely played, and was happy to get released by the Steelers and signed by the Patriots, who made him a starter in the Super Bowl.

Harrison will turn 40 next month. If he plays in the 2018 season, he’ll join Darrell Green, Jim Marshall, Clay Matthews Jr. and Junior Seau as the only defensive players to play in the NFL after turning 40.

Overall, Stanton is batting .167 (7-for-42) with 20 strikeouts and three home runs across his first 10 games with the Yankees. Of his 42 at-bats, 47.6 percent have ended in strikeouts.

“[It’s] just timing,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s got his toe-tap and stuff, and I really believe it’s as simple as that. Once he gets that locked in, everything falls in place from there.”texans_138

Pittsburgh Steelers

Marcus Mariota steps up for Special Olympians

When Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota went to the Special Olympics event at the Titans’ stadium on Saturday, he didn’t just stay long enough to have his picture taken. Instead, Mariota made sure to have a personal interaction with each and every athlete at the event.

“I just like seeing their faces light up,” Mariota said of attending the Special Olympics. “I enjoy being around them. I think they’ve got such a great perspective on life, and they’re always so happy.”

The Kings went 2-1-1 against the Golden Knights this season, winning back-to-back games on Feb. 26-27.

“Except the first period tonight, I think we’ve been playing pretty well the last couple games,” Kings center Adrian Kempe said. “We got to bring it now. We need every single guy in the locker room. We need everybody to be at their best now. The fun starts right now. Hopefully everybody is ready for it.”

Martinez has two goals and two assists during a three-game point streak. … Stars D John Klingberg had an assist, closing the season on a four-game point streak. … Kings F Torrey Mitchell (flu) missed his second straight game.

Luck said the media won’t see him do much during offseason workouts, which conclude with the team’s mandatory veteran minicamp in mid-June. Luck, talking to the media for the first time since Dec. 29, was adamant in saying he does not plan to skip any steps during his current rehab. That’s part of the reason Luck and the Colts have taken a cautious approach on when he will throw. The quarterback has been working with a reduced-sized football to work on his throwing motion.

“There’s a process,” Luck said. “I’ve gone and skipped steps before and paid for it. Been in pain and not able to help the team. Embarrassed, guilty, whatever. I’m not going to do that again. I trust the people I’m working with. More importantly, I trust myself in this process. I trust how I feel. Progress is my guiding light. If I’m making progress, I know that’s important. There is a plan in place, and I’ll keep trusting it.”texans_100

Los Angeles Chargers

Monday morning one-liners

Boston is 14-7 without Irving, having posted wins over the Raptors (twice), Portland Trail Blazers (twice), Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.

“This team, we’re resilient,” Morris told the Globe. “Everybody on this team is ready to compete. We all feel disrespected. Kyrie, Marcus, Theis — all those guys are major for our team. But they’re not here, so we still have to approach the game as if we’re going to win and get as far as we can.”

The tag for defensive ends comes in at just over $17 million for 2018. Ansah is coming off a 12-sack season for the Lions last season and had 14.5 sacks in 2015.

The Lions have until mid-July to come to an agreement with Ansah on a long-term contract or he will be tied to his one-year tender with the team.

Aaron Judge tied the score at 3-all with an RBI groundout in the fifth. He also hit an RBI double in the seventh, giving New York a 6-3 advantage.

Judge has driven in at least one run in a club-record 14 straight home games, tied for fourth-longest since RBI became an official stat in 1920.

Gardner safely reached base four times despite playing on fumes, including a two-run single in the second that gave the Yankees an early lead.

“It’s easy to go home and go to sleep if you win but if you lose a game like that it makes it somewhat more difficult,” Gardner said. “I remember laying in bed last night at, I don’t even know what time it was, but wishing and praying that I could somehow fall asleep.”

Oklahoma City (46-34) is tied with San Antonio and New Orleans for fifth in the loaded Western Conference, a half-game behind idle Utah. The Thunder can clinch a playoff spot with a victory at Miami on Monday.

“This game was important but the Monday game is just as important as this game because if we don’t take care of business Monday then this game doesn’t really mean anything,” said Carmelo Anthony, who had 22 points.

The Thunder took two of three in the season series against the NBA-best Rockets.

James Harden had 26 points for Houston, and Chris Paul added 17.

“I thought we tasted the playoff atmosphere because these guys are fighting for their lives and we’re not,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It’s human nature, there’s no reward in winning.”

Paul hit a step-back jumper and Gerald Green scored to give the Rockets a 92-91 lead with 7:09 left. But Westbrook scored five quick points to start an 11-0 run by Oklahoma City that made it 102-92 with about four minutes remaining.texans_088

Pittsburgh Steelers

Jordan Matthews got $170K guaranteed from Patriots

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews will be trying to show he can stay healthy and produce on the field during the 2018 season and the contract he signed with the Patriots reflects that position.

Matthews signed a one-year deal with the Patriots last week and Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the deal is worth $1 million with another $700,000 available in incentives. Of that money, just $170,000 is guaranteed to Matthews.

“It’s tough when you can’t even turn your neck from right to left when you look around,” Gibson said. “Just try to get as much treatment as possible.”

Ben McLemore had 18 points for the Grizzlies, who moved one loss closer to a prime lottery pick and fell to 6-34 on the road.

The Grizzlies, whose streak of seven straight postseason appearances was snapped long ago, were sapped by the summer departures of stalwarts Zach Randolph, Tony Allen and Vince Carter. Mike Conley, Tyreke Evans and Chandler Parsons have missed a combined 143 games. Even Marc Gasol, who bested Towns for 20 points and 10 rebounds in the last matchup, sat out to rest. The starting lineup for this game had only one holdover, Dillon Brooks, from the March 26 meeting.

Now he sits alone in first.

“It’s fun when you set goals at the beginning of the year and then you achieve some of them,” Andersen said. “It goes without saying that there are bigger goals.”

Leafs coach Mike Babcock was pleased to see his team come through for its goalie in a game that didn’t mean anything in the standings.

“He’s been a huge part of our team,” Babcock said. “That record is a special, special thing.”

Daniel Carr and Jeff Petry scored for Montreal (29-40-13). Carey Price stopped 26 shots for the visitors as the Canadiens wrapped up a disappointing season.

The players observed a moment of silence before the game to honor the victims of Friday’s horrific crash in Saskatchewan that saw a tractor-trailer collide with a bus carrying a junior hockey team, killing 15 people and injuring 14 others.cardinals_006

Pittsburgh Steelers

Lamar Jackson Pro Day takeaways: Steelers rumors rev up for NFL Draft

When Lamar Jackson performed at Louisville’s Pro Day on Thursday, who was there and what he did not do were more of the focus than how he threw his 59 passes. Back on the same practice field where he developed into a Heisman-winning quarterback for the Cardinals, the consensus from NFL Network analysts who covered the workout was “solid.”

Jackson was a little off at the NFL Combine last month, but he was a lot more crisp dropping back and throwing in a familiar bubble. His draft stock likely has stayed the same as an athletic passer who can fit well with some offenses and coaches but isn’t the right style of QB for others. He’s looking more like a late first-round pick for a team that won’t need to rush him into action as a rookie.

Miami was the one team that did not attend Jackson’s Pro Day. The Dolphins will have no trouble, however, getting a good look at the South Florida native.

For those who hoped Jackson would put on his virtual track suit and run the 40-yard dash after he didn’t do so at the Combine, they’ll have to settle on just watching more film of him blazing past defenders over the past two college football seasons. One can’t blame Jackson for not wanting to provide more fodder to the “he could be a wide receiver” crowd.

The Patriots claimed Bennett off waivers from the Packers, and he played only 24 snaps before going on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. New England released him March 7, and he retired from the NFL two weeks later.

Teams have employed all levels of ineptitude at the position while avoiding Kaepernick, but few, if any, passed on him in favor of someone they ended up having to cut because he was accused of breaking his girlfriend’s jaw. Particularly since the mostly unspoken reason given for the league ignoring Kaepernick was “distractions.”

And because there’s no floor to how far the freeze-out will sink, one of the first names to surface for the Seahawks to replace Boykin was … Mark Sanchez. Hey, why not?

To understand what the Seahawks have let happen to the team that was one bad play call from winning back-to-back Super Bowls just three seasons ago … they never competently replaced Marshawn Lynch. They let their offensive line deteriorate to the point that they look downright negligent. They traded for Jimmy Graham, then let him go in free agency. They traded Jermaine Kearse. They lost Paul Richardson in free agency.texans_003

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bradley Chubb set to visit Giants Thursday

The Giants have set up meetings with several top quarterback prospects and running back Saquon Barkley in the coming days, but their pre-draft visits won’t be solely with players on the offensive side of the ball.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the team will host North Carolina State edge rusher Bradley Chubb on Thursday. NFL Media reported last month that the Giants put Chubb through a private workout on campus.

Moving on from big names like Sherman (91 Overall), Jimmy Graham (86 Overall) and Michael Bennett (85 Overall) probably were the right decisions, but the Seahawks will pay the price when it comes to “Madden” in the short term. Declining performance and greater chance of injury aren’t always reflected in the game’s ratings. Seattle also could lose Kam Chancellor (94 Overall) and Cliff Avril (84 Overall) to career-ending injuries.

Following a rough 2017 season, the Giants’ outlook can’t be too optimistic given how their offseason has gone. The signing of Nate Solder (81 Overall) to a massive contract doesn’t inspire much excitement — Solder is not even considered a top-10 left tackle in “Madden,” but he’s now the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league. New York already traded away Jason Pierre-Paul (82 Overall), and it still faces a decision on what to do with Odell Beckham Jr.

After Kelly was fired a year later, Roseman was reinstated as GM, but the pressure was on from the passionate Eagles fan base. A 7-9 season in 2016, even with a rookie QB in Carson Wentz and a first-year coach in Doug Pederson, only ratcheted up that pressure. But Eagles owner Jeff Lurie stayed with Roseman, which turned out to be a wise decision.

What followed was a decision-maker pushing all the right buttons, as Roseman put the finishing touches on a deep and talented team through a continuation of his quality drafting and astute free-agent and trade acquisitions. He established a great partnership with Pederson, and the two headed up a team that was the NFC’s top seed at 13-3 before its unexpected run to the title.

As all successful executives do, Roseman gives credit to his players, coaches, scouting department and support staff for the Eagles’ success. But he was the one who made the final calls on the toughest decisions, like trading several high draft choices to move up to No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft in order to select Wentz. All the small-school QB did in his second season was become a Pro Bowler and MVP candidate as he led Philly to the league’s best record before his season was cut short by an ACL injury in Week 14.patriots_115-223x223

Pittsburgh Steelers

Report: Le’Veon Bell seeking $17 million per year

Le’Veon Bell is actively seeking a massive long-term contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a deal that would make him the highest-paid running back in the game. And now a new report suggests Bell wants to be paid as well as the top wide receivers in the game, including teammate Antonio Brown.

Under the broadened rule, offending players would be penalized for lowering their heads and leading with the crown of their helmets to initiate contact against an opponent on any play. A 15-yard penalty would be assessed and players may be disqualified depending on the severity of the hit. Goodell said replay will be used to determine whether a player should be ejected from the game.

I think it was [Patriots] Coach [Bill] Belichick who first raised it, but if we’re able to have replay to confirm when there’s one of these fouls that we think should be removed from the game and that also confirms whether someone should be ejected, I think there’s a great deal of more confidence among the coaches that it’ll be done consistently and fairly, he said. And I think it also gives the officials more confidence to be able to make those judgments because they know there will be some type of video input in that.

I actually think that the coaches and the clubs and our officials all collectively feel that that is an appropriate thing to do. And it is the first time we’ve used replay for safety and I think that’s a positive thing. As [Competition Committee Chairman] Rich [McKay] said, it’s the first time we’ve used replay in respect to any kind of a foul, but we think that’s warranted for safety-related issues.broncos_015-500x500

Los Angeles Chargers

With destiny back in Devils’ hands, why they won’t change approach

The Devils are trying to keep their focus within their own locker room, even if it is human nature to scoreboard watch this late in the season.

Yes, the Devils know the Florida Panthers lost in regulation on Wednesday, keeping the Devils three points ahead for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Devils control their own playoff destiny with six games left to play in the regular season, but their focus hasn’t changed. They continue to look at the next game on their schedule.

It’s nice to know we control our own destiny and we control how we play, forward Taylor Hall said. And we have a couple more home games and some hard teams coming up. No one ever said it was going to be easy, and the fact that Florida has gone on this run, it’s pretty incredible for them. So they’re still going to nip at our heels, they’re still going to win some games. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s nice that we can control how we play going forward here.

The Devils’ lead over the Panthers has been relatively small throughout March, but they have never surrendered it to fall out of a playoff spot. They did that by keeping their minds on the task at hand, and that will be their goal over the next 10 days.

As far as right now, the race, you know it could change every day, forward Travis Zajac said. I think for us, it’s trying to make sure we’re in the right mindset as a team, as individuals and trying to get our game as sharp as we can these last six.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound junior is one of the best players on the Rutgers baseball team and is a legit prospect for this year’s Major League Baseball Draft despite serving a suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules earlier this season.

If not for the strong likelihood that he will sign if he gets drafted in baseball this June, Harris would certainly be penciled in as a contributor to a defensive backfield that, according to Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash, lacks depth this spring.

But is Ash counting Harris to contribute if the MLB Draft scenario doesn’t work out

I haven’t talked to Jawuan about coming back,” Ash said. His focus right now is baseball. I know he’s got dreams and goals of hopefully going on and getting drafted and having an opportunity to play Major League Baseball. I know he started the year off pretty good for baseball and he’s a pretty good player.patriots_034-223x223

Los Angeles Chargers

Brandin Cooks: I’m blessed to be part of an organization on the rise

In an offseason in which the Rams have added a number of good players, the newest one is excited about what is being built in Los Angeles.

Brandin Cooks said at his introductory press conference today that he’s excited about the direction the Rams are going in.

“It’s part of the game. I’m extremely blessed for this opportunity to be part of a special organization that’s on the rise,” Cooks said.

The biggest threat to Averett’s first-string status in 2017 didn’t come from a blue-chip recruit. It came from a pothole. Averett stepped in one prior to Alabama’s Sugar Bowl game against Clemson before boarding the team bus en route to practice.

“My foot turned a different direction, a direction it’s not supposed to turn, and I put all my body weight on it,” said Averett, who was admittedly distracted when sending a text message while stepping off a curb. “When I sat down on the bus, I’m like, ‘OK, I rolled it a little bit. I’ll be all right.’ I mean, it’s not the first time I did that. I’m from Jersey. We’ve got a lot of pot holes.

“When I got off the bus, I realized I couldn’t put any weight on it. I was like, Woah, this is more serious than I thought. (The trainers) picked me up and walked me to the training room and I had to deal with it there.”

Any team that would trade for Beckham also would need to be willing to give him a long-term contract in the range he reportedly is targeting: $20 million or more per year.

If the Giants don’t want to make a major financial commitment to Beckham, a trade could still happen. Maybe another team decides to give up two first-round picks, maybe the Giants decide to accept less than two first-rounders. Regardless, the fact that the Giants have entertained the thought of not having Beckham means a deal could still happen at some point between now and the first night of the draft.

But our coaches did a great job coaching those guys up, and the young players stepped up. It became an extremely competitive position and allowed us to win a lot of games.

One of the true strengths of the 2017 Eagles was depth and having players ready to step up if injuries occurred to starters. How conscious were you of that in building this roster?texans_033

Chicago Bears

Malcolm Butler on Being Benched in Super Bowl Loss:’This How We Gonna End This’

Malcolm Butler is speaking out about being benched by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles last month.

Butler played in 97.8 percent of New England’s defensive snaps during the season prior to the Super Bowl. He led the team with 12 passes defensed.

After four seasons with the Patriots, Butler signed a five-year deal with the Tennessee Titans earlier this month.

Despite Schultz’s report, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller did not have Jackson going in the first round of his latest mock draft. That didn’t stop Miller from projecting four other quarterbacks going in the first six picks, though, with Sam Darnold going No. 1 to the Cleveland Browns, Josh Allen going No. 3 to the New York Jets, Baker Mayfield going No. 5 to the Denver Broncos and Josh Rosen going No. 6 to the Buffalo Bills.

Miller projected the Cardinals to select cornerback Mike Hughes instead of Jackson with the 15th pick, although he did have the Louisville product as the next-best quarterback prospect behind those first four on his post-NFL Scouting Combine big board of rankings.

Jackson was a nearly unstoppable playmaker at the college level as the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner and the ACC Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

He routinely hurt opposing defenses with his arm and legs and tallied 3,660 passing yards, 1,601 rushing yards and 45 total touchdowns with just 10 interceptions in 2017.

If that deal is with the only team reportedly interested, the Rams, the best the Giants can get is Los Angeles’ 23rd and 87th picks in this year’s draft. Strangely, last year’s 23rd and 87th picks were actually made by the Giants, who took tight end Evan Engram and quarterback Davis Webb, respectively.patriots_175-223x223