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Giants sign TE/FB Rhett Ellison to four-year, $18M deal

Now, he becomes a useful piece to the Giants' puzzle after they went all of 2016 without a sufficient blocker at fullback or tight end. Ellison, 28, is entering his sixth National Football League season. Ellison signifies a commitment on the Giants' part to improve their running game, and the 6-foot-5, 250 pound Ellison has experience in a similar role in the Vikings' run-heavy offense.

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Dolphins Bringing Back TE Anthony Fasano

Fasano's run blocking has remained excellent throughout his career, and he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down after receiving a grade as the league's best run blocker a year ago per Pro Football Focus. Dion Sims is reportedly expected to sign with the Chicago Bears. Incumbent starter Zach Miller's role on the team is safe. The loss of Fasano means the Titans will be forced to rely more on tight end Phillip Supernaw.

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Seahawks reportedly set to sign offensive tackle Luke Joeckel

That Joeckel is coming off a serious knee injury is likely a reason his deal is for one year. That's more than the Seahawks paid the entire starting five that finished last season on its O-line. It's not clear where the Seahawks plan to play Joeckel, but their line figures to be a work in progress for much of the offseason as they try to find a more effective mix of players than they employed a year ago.

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NFL Free Agency: Bears lose out on cornerback Stephon Gilmore

The future of free agent LB Dont'a Hightower is also in doubt. According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter , the Patriots are going to sign former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore . If Butler were to be traded, Gilmore would replace him as the team's top defensive back. This could also be seen that the Patriots will not be able to sign Butler long-term.

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Everton fans growing impatient over Lukaku deal

Koeman dropped the 23-year-old earlier this season and criticised him a few times, admitting doubts that Barkley could fulfil the promise he showed as a teenager. "I spoke to board about his situation, we like to bring and show the confidence that we have in the player to sign a new contract". "Yeah there are talks planned", Koeman said.

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49ers get busy bolstering offense on eve of free agency

Garcon can't finalize his deal with the 49ers until 4 p.m. Thursday, but when the contract is signed, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen they believe he will make $16 million in its first year. He ranks 15th among active players in catches (564) and 22nd in yards (7,068). In 2016, Garcon produced to the tune of 79 receptions for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns as part of a three-headed wideout group with DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder.

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49ers announce agreements with seven, including new kicker

Dawson, who turned 42 in January, just completed his 18th National Football League season, spending four of those with the Niners after the first 14 with the Browns. 16, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Rosas was in camp with the Tennessee Titans last season. Gould holds the franchise record with the Bears for points (1,207) and field goals (276).

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Packers lose safety Hyde to Bills in free agency

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , Hyde will receive up to $32.5 million over five years with $14 million guaranteed. Hyde's interception in the season finale against the Detroit Lions allowed the Packers to secure the NFC North crown, and his pick two weeks later in the divisional round helped push the franchise to the NFC title game.

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Denver to sign former Dallas Cowboy's guard Ronald Leary

Leary was not drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft because of health concerns, and he signed with the Cowboys as a college free agent. They're in play for at least one other starting offensive tackle. UPDATE 12:37 p.m. ET: Mike Klis of KUSA says it's a four-year deal worth $8.5 million a year, with a guarantee approaching $20 million. Now he'll slide in at left guard and start right away for the Broncos.

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Raiders LB Aldon Smith detained after vehicle incident with cops

The woman driving the SUV was detained after taking a field sobriety test. The Raiders signed Smith one month later and he appeared in nine games for the team before receiving a one-year suspension from the National Football League in November that also required him to apply for reinstatement.

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Browns Likely to Release RG3, Trade Osweiler & Draft a QB

Osweiler reportedly makes $16 million per year. Last offseason, Osweiler signed a four-year, $72 million contract but struggled in his first, and only season with the Texans . Cleveland .com's Mary Kay Cabot has reported that the Browns want to trade this year's 12th overall pick to the Patriots in exchange for Garoppolo.

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Russell Okung negotiates himself a 4-year, $53 million deal with Chargers

Okung was once a Pro Bowl left tackle for the Seattle Seahawks back in 2012, but he has been banged up pretty much every season since then. That goes especially for Philip Rivers' blindside protection, and on Wednesday, Mike Klis of Denver's 9News.com reported that they've set their sites on Russell Okung.

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Pedro Caixinha given permission to become Rangers manager

With their new boss likely to be in the stand, the Rangers players will now have an added incentive to perform well at Celtic Park - where they lost 5-1 in September - and skipper Lee Wallace admits they have plenty to prove as they bid to avoid a fourth defeat against their city rivals this season.

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Saints add potential Brandin Cooks' replacement in Ted Ginn

But the Saints aren't counting on Ginn to play the same role as Cooks, who is coming off back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons. After re-signing with the Panthers before the 2015 season, Ginn, who will turn 32 on April 12, responded with 44 catches for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Eden Hazard targets FA Cup glory with Chelsea this season

Chelsea now sit 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League with just 11 games left to play. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that he will not take a reserve team to Stamford Bridge for Monday night's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea .

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Matt Kalil not expected to re-sign with the Vikings

In fact, Kalil is now expected to be headed to the Carolina Panthers in order to join his brother, Ryan. Kelvin Beachum (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Mike Remmers (Carolina) are other possible target for the Vikings at tackle. The former No. 4 overall pick of the 2012 National Football League draft struggled in the years leading up to last year's abbreviated campaign. The Kalils will become the first brother to play together on the same offensive line since Jay and Joel Hilgenburg with the ...

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Bears agree to terms with the Texans' Quintin Demps per report

The Bears will be the fifth team for the UTEP alum - he played two stints in Houston. "The Bears will be Demps" fifth team in his National Football League career, which began with the Eagles in 2008 as a fourth-round pick out of UTEP. As a result, the veteran defender has garnered an average salary of $4.5 million. The Bears are getting a savvy veteran safety, who has 41 starts under his belt and can double up as a ballhawk.

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Meijer to offer home delivery starting in April

The service launched in Detroit-area Meijer stores a year ago in partnership with Shipt and has made more than 65,000 deliveries in Southeastern Michigan. The service is already being used in the Detroit area for the a year ago, the statement said, and has made more than 65,000 deliveries to customers in southeast MI.

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Redskins re-sign TE Vernon Davis to 3-year deal

San Francisco needs a quarterback as it plans to rebuild with Kyle Shanahan as head coach. Negotiating a trade with the Redskins seems like the toughest part of the deal. Any trade leverage is on the 49ers side right now. Say a trade for Cousins were completed. "That's where they can probably go in the draft and in free agency".

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Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon suspended for first four games of 2017 season

The Louisiana Tech product ran for ran for 382 yards and two touchdowns on 88 carries as a rookie. Newsome said, "While we are disappointed in the mistake Kenneth made, we appreciate the fact that he has assumed responsibility for his actions".

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Rock shocked: TCU upsets No. 1 Kansas, advances to Big 12 semifinals

As FOX Sports bracketologist Stewart Mandel pointed out following the loss, while the Jayhawks might no longer be in line for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, they will still nearly certainly be one of the four teams given a No.

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National Basketball Association fines DeMarcus Cousins $50K for language toward fans

Today, the league has fined the Pelicans' All-Star $50,000 for that "inappropriate language" directed toward fans. According to the league, the incidents occurred during the Pelicans' victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday and after their loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday.

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Colts, Eagles making 'strong push' to sign Alshon Jeffery

Jeffery's brightest season came in 2013, during which he amassed 1,421 receiving yards, good enough for sixth-best in the league. The Bears drafted Jeffery out of SC in 2012, making a Pro Bowl with the club in 2013. Jeffery instantly takes a place a top of the Eagles depth chart and will be their primary target. The windows will be bigger for Wentz and Jeffery's size will be tough to minimize on the outside in the passing game.

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Brace Yourself: Aldon Smith Again In Trouble With The Cops

The police officers' injuries are not life threatening. Back on February 11th, Smith was named in a report by the SFPD that TMZ Sports reported was related to a domestic-related investigation. It's unclear at this point if Smith's latest incident will impact his reinstatement. Smith has technically been on the Raiders' roster since 2015, when he started in just seven games for the Silver and Black.

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Jets interested in Jay Cutler as possible QB fallback

Despite another miserable campaign from Cutler in 2016, filled with the usual ineffectiveness and poor health, the New York Jets are apparently interested in his services. At last, the Chicago Bears are moving on. Cutler suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in November and underwent surgery for a torn labrum. Anything beyond a one-year deal probably doesn't make much sense at all.

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WR Alshon Jeffery Joins The Eagles

The Eagles coaching staff is familiar with Jeffery thanks to new receivers coach Mike Groh's previous experience with Jeffery when he was a rookie in Chicago. Jeffery has been hampered by injuries some of late, missing 11 games over the last two seasons. However, they landed him Thursday on a one-year deal.

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MLB announces Pirates and Cardinals will play at Little League World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates will play in the first " MLB Little League Classic " in August, although they won't forgo wooden bats, 90-foot bases or abide by age/residency restrictions. "I think it will be a great opportunity for us to connect with another generation of fans", Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said in a statement. Following their time at the Little League World Series, both teams will make their way to BB&T Stadium to compete in the 2017 MLB Little League ...

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Hamilton and Vettel disagree on who is favorite

We are growing and we need to work hard. I learned a lot about the vehicle before handing over to Valtteri. "That's why it's important not to get distracted right now". Bottas said Mercedes was also expecting more from its rivals, especially Ferrari, come the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. "We are not relaxing", Bottas said.

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Texans trade Brock Osweiler to the Browns

The Houston Texans apparently have had enough of Brock Osweiler as their quarterback. But the Texans rolled the dice and gave Osweiler that four-year deal that included $37 million. Watt from a season-ending back injury. The trade frees up $10 million in cap space and saves Houston $16 million in salary to pursue Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo while giving the Browns a third second-round pick in the 2018 draft.

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5 dark horses who could win big at Indian Wells 2017

Tennis fans can expect to see the top players warming up on the practice courts and they'll be able to catch some matches as well. Reigning champion Djokovic, who has won the event in the past three years, is also set for a rematch with Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round, with the winner potentially facing the victor of a Federer-Nadal clash.

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Market will Bear: Mike Glennon to get $43.5-million from Chicago

But what he does represent is a failure of the Bears to continue on an upward trajectory after the team went to the Super Bowl following the 2006 season. With general manager Ryan Pace and head coach looking for their own acquired quarterback to stamp out on, this move was always inevitable from both sides.

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Jaguars closing in on AJ Bouye, per report

There's talk now that Calais Campbell is considering backing out with the Jaguars and signing with his hometown Broncos, so hopefully something similar doesn't happen with Bouye. Adding Church into that equation only makes this team more exciting. We must also remember that this $11.2 million must also be used to sign the team's draft picks this offseason.

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Browns to sign Zeitler, building offensive line

Before throwing money around in free agency, the Browns tossed some big bucks at one of their own. He started all 16 games in each of the past two seasons. Bitonio's signing comes as the Browns are poised to add some key pieces in free agency. Former University of Wisconsin offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler will sign with the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter .

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Disbelieving Ivan Rakitic compares FC Barcelona miracle to Super Bowl

Jose Mourinho was interested in the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey victor, but City looked more likely after Rakitic went on record stating his admiration for the current City boss. We want to keep going on. Now the other football has its own version of the shocking turnabout we saw at NRG Stadium. "We had to believe, we knew about the situation, to lose 4-0 in Paris was a hard result".

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Daniel Bryan Hints At Wrestling Again Once His WWE Contract Expires

The Miz joined hosts Daniel Bryan and Renee Young to address John Cena and Nikki Bella, their likely opponents for WrestleMania 33. Powell's POV: Most of what is said on Talking Smack is said in-character, but Bryan has indicated in multiple interviews that he feels he could still wrestle.


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