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Phoenix Suns acquire Elfrid Payton from Orlando Magic

The Phoenix Suns have completed a trade to acquire point guard Elfrid Payton from the Orlando Magic in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick via Memphis. “We are excited to add a player of Elfrid’s caliber to our young core,” said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough. “Elfrid is an athletic point guard who has good size, length and a feel for the game. We think he’ll be a great fit with our team and we look forward to seeing him in a Suns uniform.” In his fourth NBA season, Payton is averaging a career-high 13.0 points shooting career bests of 52.0 percent from the field (23rd in the NBA) and 37.3 percent from three-point range. In addition, he is averaging 6.3 assists (14th in the NBA), 4.0 rebounds and 1.45 steals (24th in the NBA) in 44 games. Payton is one of just three players in the NBA this season…

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Cleveland Browns release veteran QB Josh McCown

Colquitt joined the Browns in 2016 on a single-year deal following his release from the Denver Broncos and after the Browns traded former punter Andy Lee to Carolina. He set a team single-season record with a net average of 40.31 yards and he made 22 punts inside the 20-yard line. “I am thrilled,” Colquitt said per the team’s official site. “My family couldn’t be happier. We love the organization and the fans. From Jimmy and Dee Haslam to Sashi (Brown) to the coaching staff with Hue (Jackson) and of course Tabes (Chris Tabor), this is a great place to work. The Browns are a class act. I want to thank the organization for giving me this opportunity.” But the Browns were in no hurry to trade picks in last year’s draft, and they certainly had more than enough leverage to do it. Cleveland made 14 draft picks last year, giving…

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New England Patriots will visit White House on April 19

cheap jerseys In what would be considered his breakout year in 2016, Gillislee rushed for 577 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and eight total touchdowns. He was only targeted 11 times in the passing game but caught nine of those balls for 50 yards and another score. A former member of the Miami Dolphins, Gillislee was picked 164th overall by the Dolphins in 2013. Gillislee, who is a strong north-and-south runner, defies some expectations. Though he is not on the heavier side for running backs, he packs a strong punch and is relentless in the red zone. He would not be a one-for-one replacement for someone like LeGarrette Blount if Blount’s contractual stalemate with the Patriots continues. Asked about the potential pitfalls facing young players in Las Vegas due to the Raiders’ future relocation, Goodell pointed to the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. “I think we have an obligation to do…

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Los Angeles Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher

cheap jerseys The stadium is half-full three minutes before the scheduled kickoff, but cheers wail as if the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum were at capacity. The Rams expected 91,000 fans for their preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys at the Coliseum. Official attendance stood at 89,140, breaking the NFL’s all-time record for largest U.S. preseason attendance. The Rams run out to a warm welcome — from the L.A. weather and from pillars spewing fire and popping fireworks at the edge of the tunnel. It is loud. Woo’s echo around the bowl of the stadium, but little clapping can be heard, as most of the fans hold phones to capture the Rams’ first steps onto a Los Angeles home field since 1994, and their first home game back in the Coliseum since 1979. Johnson struggled at times last season, allowing an 83.7 passer rating in coverage, which ranked 61st in the…

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Super Bowl LI: How New England Patriots were built

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Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross signs rookie contract

cheap jerseys Maualuga, who was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, played in 114 games with 104 starts over eight seasons. He was a starter on playoff teams in six of his Bengals campaigns. The release comes one week after the Bengals signed former Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year deal. Minter finished 2016 with 81 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games. The Cincinnati Enquirer recently reported that the Bengals placed a first-round price tag on McCarron last season. After Tobin took the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine and repeatedly emphasized McCarron’s value, it certainly doesn’t appear the team is willing to lower that asking price. “He plays a very valuable position: backup quarterback,” Tobin explained. “And you’re always one play away from going to your backup quarterback. We view our team as a team that can challenge. Whether that’s…

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Mitchell Trubisky ‘couldn’t believe’ Bears drafted him

cheap nfl jerseys “I think any quarterback has just got to be able to brush off adversity and fight through, and that’s what Mike will do. I think we’ll handle that well.” On one hand, Pace is right. Adversity is inevitable and an NFL quarterback must be mentally strong to survive. On the other, adversity typically comes from an outside source, not your own organization. This is weird and Mike Glennon is right to be PO’d. Kizer worked out Thursday at Halas Hall at the Bears’ workout designated for local draft prospects, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Each NFL club can conduct a workout for draft prospects who are from or attended college in its city, although a new provision has allowed NFL clubs to expand the definition of “local.” Now, teams can designate three colleges outside their immediate area to qualify for the workout, and the Bears chose Notre…

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Struggling Bene’ Benwikere waived by Panthers

cheap nfl jerseys After waltzing to Super Bowl 50 on a magic carpet ride that saw them rampage through the regular season with a 15-1 record, the defending NFC champions are already fighting for their playoff lives after stumbling out of the gate to a 1-3 start. Under the current playoff format, which dates back to 1990, the Panthers are the eighth Super Bowl participant to start the season 1-3 or worse the following season — and only the 1996 Dallas Cowboys rebounded to make the playoffs. To make matters worse, only eight teams since 1990 (6.3 percent) have made the playoffs after a 1-4 start. Now, I’m sure Rivera wishes that he could open up the medical cabinet and find the remedy for the Panthers’ ailments, but the truth lies in the tape — and the All-22 Coaches Film doesn’t paint a pretty picture. To be frank, Carolina looks…

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Buffalo Bills QB Logan Thomas talks switch to TE

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Arizona Cardinals sign WR Jaron Brown to extension

cheap jerseys The Cardinals will consider the possibility today as the club hosts the former Notre Dame quarterback on a pre-draft visit, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Palmer has thrown for more than 4,000 yards for the Cardinals over each of the last two seasons, and led the team to the NFC title game after the 2015 season. But at age 37, it could be time for the club invest a high draft choice in an understudy at the position. Arizona will host another top quarterback prospect, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, on a pre-draft visit Wednesday, and has also conducted a private workout with Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes. “Jaron always makes plays,” coach Bruce Arians raved in August. “He’s very physical for a wideout. Great special teams player. Put in the right system, he could be a solid ‘3’ or ‘2.’ We never hesitate throwing him the ball in…