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Defenderdawg : 3/19/2017 6:51 am
Giants

Leonard NYDN: Pierre-Paul's deal leaves money for Giants to make more moves
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/pierre-paul-deal-leaves-money-giants-moves-article-1.3002422?

Duggan NJ.com: Inside look at contracts of Giants' signings Brandon Marshall, Rhett Ellison, John Jerry
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/03/inside_look_at_contracts_of_giants_signings_brando.html

WR

Giants.com: What kind of numbers can Shepard, Marshall and OBJ put up in 2017? Giants writers debate in Fact or Fiction:
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Fact-or-Fiction-Predictions-for-WR-Trio/0c3e5db3-0890-4b8d-8487-7a6f82522f16

NFL

Volin Boston Globe: Sunday Football Notes: The Patriots have had a busy offseason so far. How will they look in 2017?
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/03/18/been-busy-two-weeks-for-patriots-how-will-they-look/dOhQwcE7mkMyoeC95yZYxH/story.html

Clark The Ringer: How NFL Players Lost Their Leverage
The best free agents are making more money than ever, but the high-earnings headlines mask an ugly fact: The gap between the league’s haves and have-nots is widening dangerously& #8202;—& #8202;and there might not be a solution in sight
https://theringer.com/nfl-free-agency-players-losing-leverage-864759d6cbdb#.smh9ldll2

ARIZONA
Urban Cardinals.com: Minter replaces Dansby who replaced Minter
http://blog.azcardinals.com/2017/03/18/minter-replaces-dansby-who-replaced-minter/

BALTIMORE
Eisenberg Ravens.com: Ozzie Newsome Already Knows He Has Work To Do On Offense
http://baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Eisenberg-Ozzie-Newsome-Already-Knows-He-Has-Work-To-Do-On-Offense/99c74801-85a4-472f-8010-3f413a55e927

BUFFALO
Carucci Buffalo News: Bills agree to terms with WR Andre Holmes
http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/18/bills-agree-terms-wr-andre-holmes/

Carucci Buffalo News: Bills' Hauschka found Seahawks' decision to let him go 'an interesting move'
http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/18/bills-hauschka-found-seahawks-decision-let-go-interesting-move/

CAROLINA
Newton ESPN Charlotte: Alabama TE O.J. Howard could have most immediate impact on Panthers
http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/24995/alabama-tight-end-o-j-howard-could-have-the-most-immediate-impact-on-panthers

CINCINNATI
Owczarski Cin Enquirer: Bengals to sign free agent LB Kevin Minter
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/03/18/cincinnati-bengals-sign-former-arizona-cardinals-free-agent-linebacker-kevin-minter/99358012/

Terrell ESPN Cin: Kevin Minter addition gives boost to position of need for Bengals
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/234050/kevin-minter-addition-gives-boost-to-position-of-need-for-bengals

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleve Plain Dealer: Should the Browns try to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo with No. 12 or take Mitch Trubisky there? Hey, Mary Kay!
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/03/would_you_prefer_the_browns_tr.html

DALLAS
Hairopolous Dallas Morning News: Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford on his shoulder, defensive turnover, Tony Romo: 'I just trust we have a plan'
http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/03/17/cowboys-dl-tyrone-crawford-shoulder-rehab-defensive-turnover-free-agency-tony-romos-future

DENVER
Mason Broncos.com: Paxton Lynch ready for Broncos' quarterback competition
http://denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Paxton-Lynch-ready-for-Broncos-quarterback-competition/966e0972-feeb-495f-bbcf-ee8f4e9929b9

Jhabalva Denver Post: Football, hockey and rings: Broncos OT Michael Schofield and USA Hockey’s Kendall Coyne found love in sports
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/19/michael-schofield-kendall-coyne/

JACKSONVILLE
O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars/NFL Insider: In no surprise, 2013 draft class doesn’t measure up
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-03-18/jaguarsnfl-insider-no-surprise-2013-draft-class-doesn-t-measure

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Williams ESPN LA: Chargers bring back versatile lineman Kenny Wiggins
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/19883/chargers-bring-back-versatile-lineman-kenny-wiggins

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Bonsignore LB Press: Rams have gotten better, but still have much more to do
http://www.presstelegram.com/sports/20170318/bonsignore-rams-have-gotten-better-but-still-have-much-more-to-do

MINNESOTA
Walters Twincities.com: Vikings new running back Latavius Murray is smart, great guy
http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/18/charley-walters-vikings-new-running-back-latavius-murray-is-smart-great-guy/

NEW ENGLAND
Garven Providence Journal: Nothing quiet about this Patriots offseason
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170318/nothing-quiet-about-this-patriots-offseason

Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriotsand NFL: First Patriots-Colts trade in 32 years highlights thaw in frosty relations
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"If there was even a question as to how Belichick’s football passion still burns as he approaches his 65th birthday on April 16, it's how he continues to travel the country working out and watching film with various draft prospects. That showed up Thursday at Vanderbilt, where linebacker Zach Cunningham talked about having a private film session with Belichick before his pro day workout. This past Tuesday, Belichick was at the University of Tennessee and did the same with running back Alvin Kamara, tight end Jason Croom, defensive linemen Derek Barnettand Corey Vereen, linebacker Jaylen Reeves-Maybin and defensive back Cameron Sutton. I don’t believe there is another head coach in the NFL who puts in more one-on-one work with prospects on the scouting trail."

http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4801993/first-patriots-colts-trade-in-32-years-highlights-thaw-in-frosty-relations

NEW ORLEANS
Duncan Nola.com: Malcolm Butler could be the answer to the Saints' cornerback woes but at what price?
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/03/malcolm_butler_could_be_the_an.html

Underhill NO Advocate: Malcom Butler and the Saints? Here's a closer look at how that marriage could turn out
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_f53dac68-0be6-11e7-971d-137cb1e27b82.html?utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter& utm_campaign=user-share

NEW YORK JETS
Costello NYP: Jets are wining and dining Josh McCown
http://nypost.com/2017/03/18/jets-taking-a-long-look-at-josh-mccown-as-qb-answer/

OAKLAND
McDonald SJ Mercury News: Why two veteran Raiders announcers disagree on Marshawn Lynch
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/18/why-raiders-announcers-disagree-about-marshawn-lynch/

PITTSBURGH
Fittipaldo Pitt Post Gazette: The Steelers should follow the lead of their offensive line
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/19/Steelers-offensive-line-Maurkice-Pouncey-Ramon-Foster-David-DeCastro-Alejanrdo-Villanueva-Marcus-Gilbert/stories/201703190052

Varley Steelers.com: Hargrave: 'I can't even explain it'
http://steelers.com/news/article-1/Hargrave-I-cant-even-explain-it/6d88cb10-d6f5-4889-b97c-f37602150da5

SAN FRANCISCO
Bell USA Today: Next on new 49ers GM John Lynch's checklist: Scour country for his quarterback
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/columnist/bell/2017/03/18/san-francisco-49ers-gm-john-lynch-quarterback-search-nfl-draft/99347674/

SEATTLE
Bell News Tribune: League source: No, Marshawn Lynch has not asked Seahawks for release - among other wild rumors out there
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/seahawks-insider-blog/article139269818.html

TAMPA BAY
Stroud TB Times: With Doug Martin questions, Bucs weigh options at running back
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/with-doug-martin-questions-bucs-weigh-options-at-running-back/2317080

Stroud TB Times: Ready to move on? Jets Nick Folk will compete with Roberto Aguayo for Bucs kicking job
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/ready-to-move-on-jets-nick-folk-will-compete-with-roberto-aguayo-for-bucs/2317046

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennessean: Titans' Kevin Byard takes MTSU's I'Tavius Mathers under his wing
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/03/17/titans-kevin-byard-takes-mtsus-tavius-mathers-under-his-wing/99305318/

WASHINGTON
Keim ESPN Wash: Terrelle Pryor uses wisdom from Randy Moss to help improve at WR
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/234021/terrelle-pryor-uses-wisdom-from-randy-moss-to-help-improve-at-wr

Czarda Redskins.com: With Confidence From Coaches, Maurice Harris Feeling More Comfortable
http://redskins.com/news/article-1/With-Confidence-From-Coaches-Maurice-Harris-Feeling-More-Comfortable/8ac92a5a-fb08-4491-a09c-ed06884aff70

Draft

Stapleton AP Wash Post: Spread offenses in college make NFL a guessing game
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/spread-offenses-in-college-make-nfl-a-guessing-game/2017/03/18/16a16b82-0bfc-11e7-bd19-fd3afa0f7e2a_story.html?utm_term=.c4744064694d

Reuter NFL.com: Reuter four-round mock draft 3.0: Three receivers in top 10
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000793200/article/reuter-fourround-mock-draft-30-three-receivers-in-top-10?campaign=tw-nf-sf63721648-sf63721648& utm_source=Direct

Stapleton The Record: Stapleton's Mock NFL Draft 2.0: Jets go D, Giants OL
"23. Giants FORREST LAMP, OL, WESTERN KENTUCKY
RB Christian McCaffrey is very tempting, but Lamp can compete up front at G or T - that is, if he lasts this long (Previous pick: Howard)"
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/03/17/stapletons-mock-nfl-draft-20-jets-go-d-giants-ol/99251680/

McClain/Wilson Houston Chronicle: John McClain and Aaron Wilson's NFL mock draft 2.0
"23. New York Giants
McClain: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah (pictured)
Wilson: Haason Reddick, DE, Temple
Burke SI.com: Cam Robinson T Alabama"
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/John-McClain-and-Aaron-Wilson-s-NFL-mock-draft-2-0-11011896.php

RB
Lombardo NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: How does ESPN's Todd McShay rank RBs Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey?
http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/03/nfl_draft_2017_how_does_todd_mcshay_rank_rbs_dalvi.html#incart_river_mobileshort_index

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Michigan RB De'Veon Smith's draft diary: Pro day up next
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/03/18/nfl-draft-diary-2017/99347846/

DE
Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks)
3/19/17, 2:27 AM
So many good pass rushers in this class. I'm finishing up the OL tape & these edge rushers are killing them. Charles Harris is a stud.

CB
Edholm Yahoo Sports: NFL draft profile: USC CB-KR Adorée Jackson, an elite returner with improving coverage skills
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-draft-profile-usc-cb-adoree-jackson-elite-returner-with-coverage-skills-185137239.html

S
NFL.com: Hooker jogging again as he enters next phase of rehab
http://www.nfl.com/labs/rr/pathtothedraft/hooker?campaign=tw-nf-sf63760566-sf63760566

History

Gregorian KC Star: Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article139455608.html

Gosselin Talk of Fame:
The career of DeMarcus Ware a powerful statement fur small school players:
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/17947-2/

Judge Talk of Fame: How HOFer Paul Warfield overcame his "shock" of leaving Browns for the Miami Dolphins
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/how-paul-warfield-overcame-his-shock-of-going-to-miami/

Football Perspective: Brad Oremland: Quarterback Total Statistical Production — 2017 Update
http://www.footballperspective.com/brad-oremland-quarterback-total-statistical-production-2017-update/#footnote_0_32332

Giants Birthdays 3-19

Ahmad Bradshaw RB D7-Marshall 2007 NYG 2007-201 3-19-1986
Barry Cofield DT D4-Northwestern 2006, W-WASH 2015 NYG 2006-2010, 2015 3-19-1984
Very sad about the great Gale Sayers  
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RE: Very sad about the great Gale Sayers  
Big Blue '56 : 3/19/2017 8:42 am : link
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Very sad indeed..I had the privelege of watching him live..Can't believe we passed on him(or Butkus) for freakin' Tucker Frederickson, who, had he stayed healthy, would have been a good player, but Sayers he was not..Not even close..

I saw Sayers during his rookie year at the Stadium and naturally he took a KO to the house..He and Jimmy Brown were the two best backs I've ever seen.
privelege=privilege  
Big Blue '56 : 3/19/2017 8:42 am : link
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RE: Very sad about the great Gale Sayers  
AcidTest : 3/19/2017 11:55 am : link
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Agreed. Prayers to him and his family. God bless.
Late morning notes, mailbags...  
Defenderdawg : 3/19/2017 11:59 am : link
Giants


Duggan NJ.com: Giants' 10 biggest salary cap hits for 2017
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/03/giants_10_biggest_salary_cap_hits_for_2017.html

Raanan ESPN NY: Odds of Johnathan Hankins returning seems to be increasing
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/51204/odds-of-johnathan-hankins-returning-seems-to-be-increasing-giants-mailbag

Kratch NJ.com: Who will be Giants' breakout player in 2017? | Mailbag
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/03/giants_breakout_player_2017_mailbag.html

NFL

Tomlinson B/R: NFL FREE AGENCY: EARLY LOOK AT THE 2018 CLASS AFTER WEEK 2
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698513-nfl-free-agency-early-look-at-the-2018-class-after-week-2

NEW ORLEANS
Michael Lombardi‏@mlombardiNFL
If Saints want Butler, it would be for their pick, 11th overall. You decide if that trade happens.

NEW YORK JETS
Cimini ESPN NY: The Geno Coaster's legacy with Jets: Early flash and mysterious turn
Re: Geno Smith:

"Before his string of immature incidents and the injury," one league source said, "he did have a few comeback wins in his rookie year."
Two comebacks and five game-winning drives, to be exact. Now he's facing his toughest comeback."
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/67584/the-geno-coasters-legacy-with-jets-early-flash-and-mysterious-turn

Draft

Walter Football: Pro Day Recaps by Tony Pauline posted
http://walterfootball.com/prodaytonypauline.php

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