Allen: Redskins ‘close’ to finalizing front-office plan

Months after the Washington Redskins jersey fired general manager Scot McCloughan, the position remains unfilled.

Redskins president Bruce Allen told reporters the team is getting close to adding to their front office.

NFL jerseys for cheap authentic

“We met with over a dozen people from the outside, talked to everybody on the inside. We’re getting close to having a final plan,” Allen said, via the Washington Post.

Allen danced around the question of whether the team would hire an actual GM or simply add to the player personnel and scouting staff.

“From the beginning, you know, I’m real proud of what the guys did with wholesale football jerseys this year in free agency and in this draft,” Allen said. “As I’ve said, we have a lot of quality people who performed well under some tough situations this year. This draft class, the excitement it’s brought to our locker room, it’s exciting, so we’re looking to add to [the front office], we’ll see who that is.”

That is some grade-A evasive maneuvering from Allen cheap jerseys.

As NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted, it would be a surprise if the Redskins hire an actual GM to replace McCloughan.

authentic football jerseys wholesale

Nike Redskins #8 Kirk Cousins Black Men's Stitched NFL Limited 2016 Salute to Service JerseyNico Marley, the grandson of late legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, has been signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent, the team announced on Tuesday.

Marley, a linebacker from Tulane, tried out for the team during its rookie minicamp over the weekend. As a senior, the undersized Marley (5-foot-8, 200 pounds) led the Green Wave with 88 tackles, including 14 for losses, and three sacks. He was a two-time first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick over his last two college seasons.

Jones started the first seven games of the 2016 season before being a healthy scratch the rest of the way.

The Redskins drafting Samaje Perine in the fourth round to team with Rob Kelley and third-down back Chris Thompson signaled the end of Jones’ time in D.C.

discount authentic nfl jersey

Jones, a bruising 6-foot-2, 232-pound runner showed promise as a rookie, toting 144 times in 2015 for 490 yards and catching 19 passes for 304 yards. He immediately fell out of favor in Washington in 2016, with Kelley taking over the big-back role.

Fumbles sealed Jones fate. In two seasons, the running back coughed up the ball eight times, losing six. Coaches do not suffer running backs who fumble.

Jones skipping OTAs feels like the first step in the third-round pick’s eventual release. Whether the Redskins grant him that discharge now or make him wait remains to be seen.

Given his youth and natural talent, Jones should latch onto another squad once he’s cut loose. If he can’t fix the fumbling problem, however, his second chance won’t last long.

International players added to four practice squads

Four NFC South teams are adding some international flavor to their rosters.

cheapest authentic jerseys

The NFL announced Thursday, the four teams — Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — will each carry an additional overseas player on their practice squads during the 2017 season as part of a new International Player Pathway program.

The NFC South teams are granted an exemption for an 11th practice squad member to accommodate the program. These players cannot be activated during the season.

The league said it chose the division to receive the international players in a random.

The players include three players from the United Kingdom and one from Germany:

Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray jersey, tight end, a former England Sevens star rugby player. He is the first English rugby union pro to quit to take up American football.

authentic stitched jerseys cheap

Carolina Panthers: Efe Obada, defensive end, raised in London after moving from the Netherlands at age 10, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 but never made it off a practice squad.

New Orleans Saints: Alex Jenkins, defensive end, from the U.K. and played college football at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Eric Nzeocha, linebacker, from Germany, played three years at the University of Wyoming.

The quartet has been training for the past three months in Florida under the tutelage of Osi Umenyiora and NFLUK head of football development Aden Durde.

The Tampa Bay Police report Martin’s BMW was hit Thursday afternoon by a car that ran a stop sign. During the crash, Martin’s vehicle was pushed off the road before it collided with an air-conditioning unit outside a local business.

Martin sustained minor cuts and bruises as a result of the crash, according to the police. Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported Martin is “fine” after the accident, but needed stitches for a cut on his chin.

cheap authentic stitched nfl jerseys

Martin later confirmed on Twitter he was fine.

“Doug was the unfortunate victim in an auto accident earlier today after leaving our team facility,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. “While Doug’s vehicle sustained a large amount of damage, we are pleased to report that he received only minor cuts and bruises. He has been evaluated by our medical staff and has headed home.”

Nike Buccaneers #40 Mike Alstott Black Men's Stitched NFL Limited Gold Salute To Service JerseyThe driver of the other car was cited for committing a stop sign violation before hitting Martin’s vehicle.

Martin, who is taking part in the Bucs’ offseason program, was suspended at the end of the 2016 season violating the NFL’s drug policy. He still has three games to serve on the four-game ban.

The suspension voided the guaranteed money in Martin’s contract, which could allow the Bucs to jettison the running back without penalty.

“I mean, how old is he?” Bucs wideout Adam Humphries told Pewter Report. “He runs so smooth, take the ball he caught [deep ball over Vernon Hargreaves last week], he makes it look so easy. It is a blessing what he has, the way he runs. It is just fun to watch.”

According to Next Gen Stats, Jackson’s top-end speed actually improved last year, as did his average yards per reception — a stunning 17.9 on 56 catches.

He is exactly the type of boom-or-bust player that can set a team’s offseason hype train on a runaway course — and alongside O.J. Howard and Mike Evans, Jackson has done just that.

Jackson will be turning heads in practice all summer, but it will be quarterback Jameis Winston’s ability to use him in practical moments that will actually cement the hype.

As a Bucs fan, this summer will be a steadily increasing tease. Between nuggets like this from Humphries, the inevitable Hard Knocks bump and the steady stream of positive vibes coming from coach Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay is becoming harder and harder to ignore within the NFC South. Jackson will either define their rise or their disappointment in 2017.

Buffalo Bills fire general manager Doug Whaley

The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with general manager Doug Whaley after four seasons, the team announced Sunday. The news comes hours after the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Jersey Barrier For Sale

Whaley joined the team as assistant general manager in 2010 and was later hired as general manager in 2013 after Buddy Nix stepped down following that year’s draft. In Whaley’s four seasons as general manager, the team finished 30-34 and had just one winning season (2014).

The Bills also terminated the professional and amateur scouting departments, Pegula said at a press conference Sunday.

Whaley seemed to at least be on the hot seat, if not nearing the end of his tenure when he admitted he wasn’t included in the conversations surrounding the firing of head coach Rex Ryan.

The timing of Whaley’s firing was curious, of course, considering it came less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft. Bills owner Terry Pegula said keeping Whaley (and the scouting department) around through the draft completed the group’s work.

“The decision was made now because this is the end of the scouting year,” Pegula said. “We ran a process and as a result of that process after the draft we made the decision.”

“He put the whole thing together,” Pegula said of Whaley’s involvement with the 2017 draft.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the scouting community expected the move, adding new Bills head coach Sean McDermott had a heavy hand in Buffalo’s draft-night trade.

NCAA Jerseys Cheap

Nike Bills #83 Andre Reed White Men's Stitched NFL Vapor Untouchable Limited JerseyThe Bills announced that they interviewed Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane on Thursday.

In addition, Don Gregory, the Panthers’ director of player personnel is considered a potential candidate for the vacancy as is Brett Veach, the Chiefs’ co-director of player personnel, Rapoport reported. Buffalo has also received permission to interview Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported.

McDermott will be consulted by ownership during the GM search, Pegula said.

“Sure, I will ask Sean questions,” Pegula said. “We will use every resource available.”

Whaley’s draft tenure was marred by injuries to his lone two first round picks — receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive end Shaq Lawson — and later-round selections that failed to stick, as well as the albatross he immediately inherited and for which he was forced to find an alternative in E.J. Manuel. The Watkins selection became uglier after repeated struggles with foot issues, as well as the fact Whaley dealt away a 2015 first-round pick (and fourth-round selection) to move up to grab the wideout.

NFL Replica Jerseys

“During our search for a new general manager, Brandon stood out to Kim [Pegula] and I as he embodies the type of leader and type of person we want in our organization,” Bills owner and CEO Terry Pegula said in a statement released by the team. “Brandon has excelled in a variety of roles for a Panthers team that has consistently competed at a high-level in this league. We feel his vast understanding and experience in many facets of football operations will be invaluable to our club moving forward.”

In Carolina, Beane worked under one of the league’s top GMs in Dave Gettleman. The understudy also had a front-row seat to watch McDermott evolve into a bright and sought-after defensive mind.

“I am very excited for Brandon Beane. Brandon is a guy who started at the bottom and worked his way up,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. “He started as an intern here, starting in the football operations department and eventually became the head of the football operations department. He started evaluating talent and learned that part of the business as well. He became our assistant general manager and has been a tremendous help to me over the last few years as we made our runs in the playoffs – three straight NFC South division champions. Brandon played a big part in that.”

If the timing of Whaley’s firing was somewhat surprising, the decision itself was long coming. McDermott has been given considerable power to shape the Bills in his image and select his own lieutenants.

There’s no question McDermott and Beane believe they can make this work. The issue in Buffalo is whether team brass — one rung up the ladder — will exhibit the requisite patience to allow the Bills to grow and develop over the course of multiple seasons.

Hinch tours historic Monument Park

Astros manager A.J. Hinch has been inside both versions of Yankee Stadium many times, but Friday marked the first time he toured Monument Park in center field. Hinch snapped a photo of the plaque for former Yankees pitcher and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Sr. and planned to text it to him.

MLB jerseys wholesale

Stottlemyre was an advisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks when Hinch was the farm director. Mel Stottlemyre Jr. was the pitching coach at the time, and Hinch has remained closed to both father and son. Mel Jr. is currently the pitching coach in Seattle.

“When both of us went to the big leagues, Mel Sr. came to Spring Training a couple of times and was just a voice of reason for a couple of young coaches, one of them being his son,” said Hinch, who managed MLB jerseys wholesale the D-backs from 2009-11. “He hung around our organization quite a bit.”

Stottlemyre has battled cancer since 2000, which was the year he won his fourth World Series ring as the Yankees’ pitching coach. Stottlemyre was a five-time All-Star as a pitcher with the Yankees, going 164-139 with a 2.97 ERA from 1964-74. He won 20 games three times.

“I’m rooting for him to feel better,” Hinch said.

Hinch told the story of going on a fishing trip several years ago in Idaho with Mel Sr. and Mel Jr. The boat they were navigating got stuck, and both Stottlemyres got into the water to try to move the boat while instructing Hinch to remain inside.

cheap authentic MLB jerseys wholesale

White Sox #45 Michael Jordan White(Black Strip) Flexbase Authentic Collection Memorial Day Stitched MLB Jersey“They put up a big inning,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “Credit to them. They did a good job of beating our best. I think, obviously, pitch execution is always key there. He didn’t execute his pitches like he normally does and the inning got away from us. It was a big inning for them.”

Devenski entered the game with the Astros leading, 6-5, and runners at first and third base. Starlin Castro laced a double to right field to tie the game, and — after intentionally walking Aaron Judge and striking out Didi Gregorious — Chase Headley jersey tripled to right-center to clear the bases. Hinch pulled Devenski from the game after a Chris Carter double.

“Making pitches is one of our strengths out of the pen, and this is going to happen from time to time,” Hinch said. “It’s not our norm because our guys have been so good and so excellent in executing pitches, so when it doesn’t happen it’s painful. Make pitches is the key to our bullpen strength. When these guys have a bad day, it’s noticeable.”

The Yankees were 2-for-3 off Devenski’s changeup, which is his best pitch. He struck out Gregorious with it, but Headley hit a changeup for a triple and Carter doubled. Opponents were hitting .098 (4-for-41) off his change coming into the game.

cheap authentic jerseys from china

“Those definitely weren’t my best changeups,” he said. “I didn’t really execute well on that fastball to Castro. I wanted it in and it was out over the plate and he put a good piece on it.”

Harris began the inning with a two-run lead, but allowed a one-out single to Brett Gardner despite a close pitch that could have been called a strike. Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a double, and Matt Holliday’s cheap jerseys and single scored Gardner, prompting Hinch to bring in Devenski.

Strong April results weren’t there in 2016, when Keuchel struggled through inflammation in his rotator cuff all season and got off to a 2-3 start with a 4.41 ERA. But a full offseason of rest placed the 29-year-old in a good frame of mind and health entering ’17, and the results have responded in kind.

“It’s satisfying,” Keuchel said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season.”

Some might see it as unfortunate that Keuchel’s turn in the rotation narrowly misses the four-game series between the Astros and division rival Rangers, which starts Monday. But the stabilizing presence of Houston’s ace gives them momentum heading into the series, as well as confidence coming out once Keuchel takes the mound Friday to open up a series in Anaheim.

“It’s always nice when Dallas’ turn rolls around,” Hinch said. “I don’t think anybody ever argues when their lead guy gets out there on the mound.”

Aaron Rodgers: I’m starting back nine of my career

It’s hard to believe that Aaron Rodgers is entering his 13th NFL season. After a mesmerizing 2016 campaign in which he threw 40 touchdowns versus only seven interceptions, the Green Bay Packers quarterback is still at the top of his game.

Cheap Jerseys

Rodgers, who turns 34 in December, knows he’s far removed from being a spring chicken in the league. Yet, despite his possible advancement to a new stage in his career, Rodgers holds one clear advantage over several other quarterbacks creeping up in age.

“I think I’m on the back nine of my career,” Rodgers said Tuesday in an interview with NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan at the Gatorade Player of the Year awards. “But I think I’m just kind of starting the back nine. This will be my 10th year starting, I got to sit for three years. So I’m not the typical 13-year pro, having the opportunity to sit for three years and not take the wear and tear to learn the discount jerseys game.”

Once a quarterback hits his mid-30s, it’s hard not to think about looming retirement and contingency plans at the position. Rodgers was squarely in the middle of such a situation early in his career, which involved his predecessor Brett Favre. The Packers’ current gunslinger believes his ability to play at a high level for a decade has been a product of one key factor: Remaining in Green Bay.

Wholesale Jerseys

Nike Vikings #22 Harrison Smith White Men's Stitched NFL Vapor Untouchable Limited Jersey“I think we all have numbers,” Rodgers said. “When I was a young player, I remember thinking as I looked at some of the older guys, if I got to five that’d be cool, or eight, or anything after 10 would be amazing. For me, I think the cheap soccer jerseys online longevity is tied to being a Green Bay Packer. I’d like to finish my career in Green Bay.”

As long as Rodgers is at his peak behind center, the Packers should always be considered contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. After holding off the Steelers to win the 2011 Super Bowl, however, it’s been a disappointing stretch filled with jerseys cheap crushing playoff losses.

Despite entering last postseason with “hottest team in the league” status in the wake of ripping off six straight wins to end the season, Rodgers and co. failed to reach the Super Bowl for the sixth straight year. Over that span, the Packers have only had a first-round bye twice and home-field advantage throughout once.

cheap authentic nfl jerseys free shipping

The Packers have cost themselves better playoff seeding with stagnant stretches in the middle of each of the past two seasons. Rodgers hopes the team doesn’t fall into the same trap again.

“Well, we got to start faster,” Rodgers said. “We didn’t start fast last year, we lost four in a row in the middle there. We’re a tough team to beat late in the season, as we’ve shown the last couple years. But we’re really tough to beat at home, especially the last three, four, five years.

“We got to get those home playoff games again. We all feel like if we get that No. 1, No. 2 seed and it’s coming through Green Bay in the playoffs, it makes it really tough on other teams.”

Sharks To Host Game 5 Watch Party on April 20

The San Jose Sharks are proud to announce a partnership with Supernova Spirits, Inc. making Marz Vodka “the Official Vodka of the San Jose Sharks.”

wholesale nhl jerseys free shipping

This multi-year, exclusive partnership includes signage throughout SAP Center at San Jose as well as branding of the South Bar in the Alaska Airlines Club as the “Marz Vodka Bar.” Additionally, Marz Vodka will be made available at SAP Center at San Jose events including San Jose Sharks home games as well as Safeway retail locations throughout Northern California.

“The Sharks are eager to partner with Marz Vodka as the Official Vodka of the San Jose Sharks,” said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks. “This partnership provides yet another example of how our franchise continues to reach out to popular, local brands to create strategic marketing alliances that are beneficial to both organizations.”

“Being a local brand, living in the same neighborhoods, and raising our families in the very same communities as the San Jose Sharks, we are overwhelmingly proud that Supernova Spirits is partnering with a world-class team,” said Ward Karson, Chief Operations Officer. “Multiple gold medal-winning Marz Vodka represents a passion and belief in quality and excellence in everything we do. We saw an immediate alignment with the Sharks in these very same values. As the Official Vodka of the San Jose Sharks, we look forward to sharing our story with fans everywhere we go.”

youth basketball jerseys wholesale

Fans attending the live telecast will be treated to a scaled down version of a Sharks home game, complete with game entertainment including Sharks mascot S.J. Sharkie, the Pepsi Tank Patrol, and raffles and trivia contests for Sharks prizes. Sharks flagship radio partner 98.5 KFOX will also be on-site. All festivities will be hosted by Sharks In-Arena P.A. Announcer Danny Miller.

Locked into the third seed in the Pacific Division, there are two potential first round opponents for the Sharks: the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks. While the Sharks wrapped up their season last night, both the Oilers and the Ducks play their final games tonight.

national wholesale liquidators jersey city

Sharks #19 Joe Thornton Black Sawyer Hooded Sweatshirt 2016 Stanley Cup Final Patch Stitched NHL JerseyThe Anaheim Ducks host the Los Angeles Kings at 5:30PM tonight. If the Ducks win in any manner or earn a point against the Kings, they clinch the Pacific Division and the Sharks will face the Oilers in the first round.

If the Ducks fail to earn a point against the Kings, attention turns to the Oilers hosting the Vancouver Canucks at 6:00PM tonight. If the Oilers win in any manner over the Canucks, and the Ducks fail to earn a point against the Kings, the Oilers win the Pacific Division and the Sharks will face the Ducks in the first round.

Either way, Sharks fans will have to wait for the final two games of the NHL season to learn where the team is heading to kick off the postseason。