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The Seahawks worked out a number of quarterbacks in recent weeks, and the most high-profile of them was Colin Kaepernick. Coach Pete Carroll talked him up, but decided to go in a different direction when the team announced the signing of Austin Davis.
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If you’re wondering Who? you aren’t alone. The 28-year-old quarterback has been a journeyman, bouncing from the Rams, Browns and Broncos in the last three years. He actually received some hype in 2014 as a member of the Rams when he had back-to-back games of 300+ yards and three touchdowns. Outside of that, however, he’s been marginal.

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They might be able to get away with them being money-related, except that there is nothing definitive about what Kaepernick wants to get paid. Then again 鈥?$18.5 million for Mike Glennon. To be a starter.

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As Malcolm Jenkins raised his right fist in the air during the national anthem, Chris Long’s right hand was over his heart.

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But his head coach was also Jay Gruden who is known as a quarterback guru and a great offensive coordinator and he got a lot of credit for the team’s offensive success. McVay, who is 31 years old, got some of the credit, but many didn’t know his name when the Rams announced him as their head coach during the offseason.

Meanwhile Martz, who was the offensive coordinator for the Rams when they won their Super Bowl in 1999 and was the head coach of the team when the Rams lost the Super Bowl in 2000, worked out both Goff and Eagles QB Carson Wentz prior to the 2016 draft. He thought both could succeed but said Goff was not put into a position to succeed with the Jeff Fisher regime in Los Angeles during his rookie season.

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Browns reportedly seeking trade for QB Brock Osweiler

Brock Osweiler failed to impress in his first two preseason games with the Browns. The team now hopes to unload the former Texans quarterback and his $16 million salary.
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After the Browns listed rookie DeShone Kizer as the No. 1 quarterback on their depth chart, the Browns began seeking a trade partner for Osweiler, ESPN reported.

The Browns absorbed Osweiler’s rich contract in March when they acquired him from the Texans, who gave him a four-year, $72 million deal last year to lure him away from Denver.

Carr in June signed a five-year contract extension worth $125 million with over $70 million in guaranteed money, a deal that made him the highest-paid NFL player of all time in terms of average annual salary.

That type of cash has Montana considering a comeback … jokingly, of course.

I started to throw my name in, Montana said. Great for him, whoever can get it, get it.

Just like that injury, his career can end tomorrow (with) another injury. You don’t know. It’s great to see the money they make today. It’s not just about the money, but what the heck?

Montana spoke to SN at a FanDuel mini golf event in New York to promote the launch of a free-to-enter fantasy golf contest for the John Deere Classic, where players can compete against the legendary quarterback himself.

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Ben Roethlisberger’s time to get in on the preseason action has come.

Although he likely won’t play more than two series with his offense, the Steelers quarterback will suit up and make his debut in the team’s third exhibition game Saturday against the Colts.

“It’s going to depend on how well we play, how long we play,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Hopefully if we go down the field and score …”

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Gronkowski is showing a new side of himself this season, as the notorious party boy made some lifestyle changes during the offseason by adopting quarterback Tom Brady’s training program.

After suffering a number of injuries that limited his play over the last few seasons, Gronkowski opted to put an emphasis on his overall health and general physical preparedness by working with TB12 Sports Therapy Center leader Alex Guerrero. Gronkowski revealed on Wednesday that he has even cut out both coffee and alcohol.seahawks_099

Anthony Davis is doing the #DriveByDunkChallenge in a driveway near you

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The only question is how many takes were done. Given the goofy Red Bull sip — are we to believe A.D. needs his wings to dunk on an 8′ hoop? — and lack of seatbelt, I’m guessing three.

The #DriveByDunkChallenge is the perfect salve for the NBA’s summer downtime. But forget the big men: We need to see Isaiah Thomas, Chris Paul, and the NBA’s little guys out here.

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Two-Pat is an efficient shooter, but has remained at low volumes his entire career. He’s an undersized but active defender, and he’s pretty young at 28 years old. Patterson is a major candidate to go to a franchise where he’ll work himself into excellent shape, boost his per-game numbers, and set himself up for a payday in one year. Consider him the next James Johnson (replacing the passing with shooting).

There’s an understandable instinct to rationalize another Celtics’ failure to turn their bushel of assets into a star. Danny Ainge’s most recent offer for George — unveiled suspiciously soon after George went to OKC, for the record — was a better one than the package Oklahoma City presented. Tom Ziller is right: the Celtics can’t help it if the Pacers did something dumb.

Here are the most underrated players in ‘NBA 2K17’

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NBA 2K18 is set to release next month on Sept. 19, and it looks amazing. The graphics are unreal, and the new features will make you feel like a real-life NBA general manager. It’s time to start planning how you’re going to beat all of your friends in the new game.

Everyone knows how good the superstars in the game will be. Steph Curry will hit threes from wherever, Kyrie Irving will blow by anyone, and LeBron James will dunk on anyone. Those are obvious. But when playing in 2K leagues and fantasy drafting for GM mode, you need to draft a bench.

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The Lynx will hopefully see Whalen return before the playoffs begin in early September. Minnesota is good enough that they might be OK without her, but the last week hasn’t been a good indication for that being true.

In a showdown with the Lynx, the Sparks — second-best team in the WNBA — won soundly. Their 80-74 victory on Friday was spurred by Chelsea Gray’s 23 points and Maya Moore recording a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double.

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The 1996 NBA draft class brought out two future Hall of Famers and a ton of personality, but Slam Magazine didn’t know that when it took this iconic picture of the standout rookies ahead of their league debuts.

I’ve owned the team for three years now, and I really better understand what an owner’s responsibility is — and it turns out that running a franchise and coaching are two enormous and different jobs, Ballmer said.

Ballmer went on to say that the Clippers need two functional strong people to build this team. He also said players need to have a different relationship with the head coach and front office.

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Ballmer told ESPN, Doc has won a championship, one of only a few coaches in the league to do so. Two-thirds of our lineup will be new, and there’s a huge job to bring everybody along to fit together.

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This enthusiastic Vikings fan has glorious dance moves

Look, we’re all happy that football’s back in our lives, even if it’s in preseason form. Some folks are happier than others though, like at Friday’s Vikings-Seahawks game, where this group of Vikings and Seahawks fans flaunted their stuff for the camera. There’s an obvious No. 1 dancer among these fans, but first I want to give some honorable mentions.

In the team’s 20-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, running back Andre Ellington led the team with four receptions. Brittan Golden caught a 26-yard pass in the game, the only reception for the Cardinals that netted more than 15 yards.

Much of the problem for Arizona has been a rash of injuries for the team’s receivers. Chad Williams, Aaron Dobson, Golden, and John Brown have all missed time and Arizona may sign a new receiver due to a combination of the injuries and lackluster performance from the receivers.

“We’ll look around, see who is available,” Arians said.

If new receivers are added to the mix, it could mean the end of the road for at least one Cardinals receiver.

“They’ve been warned,” Arians said.

With less than four weeks until the regular season opener, the Cardinals receivers have been put on notice. Start impressing Arians soon or it’ll be time to find another job.

Bennett wants other to join in on the protest, he told ESPN on Wednesday. “Because when you bring somebody who doesn’t have to be a part of [the] conversation making himself vulnerable in front of it, I think when that happens, things will really take a jump.”

A few hours before the game, Michael’s brother, Martellus, posted his first political cartoon in honor the NFL players sitting during the anthem. He specifically mentioned his brother as an inspiration for the illustration.


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Brent Burns is the reigning Norris Trophy winner, and has scored 20 goals or more in three of the past four seasons — including a career-high 29 in 2016-17. However, he’s on this list because he, too, has never won a Stanley Cup since entering the league in 2003-04.

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Calvert, who in his seventh season is Columbus’ longest-tenured player, knows all too well how it feels to dwell in the NHL’s basement. The franchise’s last playoff run was in 2013 鈥?when they lost in the first-round loss to the Penguins 鈥?and the only one before that was 2009.

In a year’s time, the Blue Jackets transformed from last place, owners of the third overall draft pick, to the top of the league.

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Grading Aaron Judge and the rest of the 2017 Home Run Derby participants

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Here’s the full list of Home Run Derby participants, in order of how excited I am to watch them:

Here’s a little bit on how these minor league equivalencies work. They’re not projections of what might happen in the future, but they’re a good way to look backward at how a player would’ve done in a major league environment.

That makes sense given their physical builds. Jordan’s baseball size, as listed by Baseball Reference, was 6’6 and 205 pounds. Tebow’s is 6’3, 255. Tebow is only slugging .364 for his entire minor league career, but again, Jordan slugged .266 in Double-A. That’s couldn’t hit your way out of a wet paper bag territory. He had 21 extra-base hits in almost 500 at-bats, which is brutally hard to do if you’re not a pitcher.

Both of these guys are bad hitters by the standards of the professional game. Tebow’s extra oomph probably makes him better on the whole, though.
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They need a starter who can match up with the other team’s top two pitchers just in case their lineup is getting bested, a complement to Keuchel at his best. Verlander might be that guy. Or he might be a rich man’s Samardzija at this stage of his career — good for keeping his team in the game and giving them a chance to win, but not necessarily dominating or putting said team on his back anymore.