Monthly Archive: April 2018

John Mara ‘absolutely’ does not want to trade Odell Beckham Jr.: ‘He is not on the block’

Two days after Giants owner John Mara opened the door for Odell Beckham Jr. trade winds to swirl, he closed it almost all the way.

It could be quieted if he shows up in East Rutherford on April 9 for voluntary mini-camp even though his injured ankle means he likely would not participate in any drills.

We’re not looking to get rid of him, Mara said. I’d like him to be a Giant. But if you’re asking me for a 100 percent guarantee, nobody has that.

At least nobody in the NFL who is a three-time Pro Bowler on a one-year deal worth $8.45 million contract that can fit into many teams with huge salary cap space available. And nobody who the Giants could use the franchise tag on for one-year deals in 2019 and 2020.

The possibility of that kick-it-down-the-road scenario — which is happening to Beckham’s friend LeVeon Bell with the Steelers — seems to have prompted the idea of a holdout by Beckham. Giants officials say they have not been informed of that plan by Beckham or his agent.

While some may say he’s just the long snapper, he’s steady at his job, and it’s good to have a few things to count on, at a time when they’re jettisoning the old and expensive like Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry and Mike Pouncey.

The team has announced that defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins has been released. The timing is no accident; $4.5 million of his $8 million salary for 2018 was due to become fully guaranteed as of Sunday.

He ultimately earned $10 million in salary and roster bonus last year, along with $468,750 in per-game roster bonuses.

The move results in no cap charge for the Colts, and it serves as a reminder Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale that ers signed to multi-year deals in free agency this year could be gone by next year.

There’s no evidence that either the Colts or Jets deliberately tried to lose games last year, but there’s plenty of evidence of the value of the Colts having lost more games Cheap Jerseys Direct NBA than the Jets did.

The NCAA employs a targeting rule for players who make forcible contact with the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent.

During Tuesday’s session of the Annual League Meeting, NFL team owners tabled a proposal that would have allowed clubs to negotiate and sign a head coach whose current club remained in the playoffs. There was no vote on the proposition known colloquially as the Josh McDaniels rule.

Contrary to outside perception, there wasn’t a ton of support for the change that would have prevented the Indianapolis Colts from being left at the altar in the 21st hour.

Gabbert owns an 11-34 mark as a starter, throwing for 8,437 yards, 44 touchdowns and 43 interceptions. He also has been sacked 133 times, including 23 last season with the Cardinals. The Titans also have quarterbacks Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson on the roster.

The penalty includes automatic ejection and possible suspension for the first half of the next game if the hit occurs in the second half of a contest. The college targeting rule has been criticized at times for its implementation and harsh punishment.

Among rules already passed on Tuesday, NFL owners approved a rule authorizing the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to disqualify a player for a flagrant non-football act with a foul for that act is called on the field.

Van der Zwaan, 33, the son-in-law of a prominent Russian Ukrainian banker, pleaded Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses guilty last month to lying about his September 2016 contacts with Gates and the Manafort associate, identified in court documents only as Person A.

To land Bennett and a seventh-round pick, the Eagles sent back a Cheap Jerseys Borntrade fifth-round selection in the 2018 draft and wide receiver Marcus Johnson, who signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted rookie out of Texas in 2016 and was rarely used. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Bennett came with some unexpected baggage. He recently had a warrant issued for his arrest as part of an ongoing assault investigation.

Dolphins release Ndamukong Suh, Julius Thomas

The Miami Dolphins continue to reshape their roster by moving on from some ers who have joined the team as free agents in recent years.

Officially out are defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and tight end Julius Thomas. Both moves were expected.

Suh signed on the first day of free agency three years ago, and he made $60 million fully guaranteed since then. He was due to earn $17 million this year, but a cap number of $26.2 million Cheap International Soccer Jerseys was too much for the Dolphins. He’ll be designated as a post-June 1 released, allowing $13.1 million of a $22.2 million cap hit to be pushed into 2019.

General manager Les Snead said his team would be aggressive this offseason, and he has certainly backed up those words in reshaping the defense.

Losers Seattle Seahawks:  They released Sherman, telling him they wanted to create greater financial flexibility.

Additionally, they lost key pieces in tight end Jimmy Graham, wide receiver Paul Richardson, and defensive linemen Sheldon Richardson and Michael Bennett.

Team officials understood the need to reshape the roster in hopes of staving off a Cheap Jerseys full-blown rebuild, but Seattle still looks poised to take a step back.

At a minimum, it’s a one-year, $12 million deal — not a bad amount to make if the 49ers would decide to part ways with McKinnon before April 1, 2019. They likely won’t; the 2019 cash is merely $4 million, making it a $16 million deal over two years.

The 49ers then have to decide whether to invest another $4.8 million for 2020 and $7.2 million for 2021.

Regardless, it’s a solid contract for a career backup who has never rushed for more than 570 yards in any NFL season. He aspires to be the guy, and he’ll definitely be getting paid that way.

The Giants likely will enter the draft interested in a guard.