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On Thursday, moments after general manager John Lynch said the 49ers still had about $33 million they could spend in free agency, he indicated most of that money would remain in the team’s coffers.

“We’re not all the way done yet, perhaps,” Lynch said, looking to the rest of free agency. “We’ll use that wisely. We got the guys that we targeted that would help us best become a better football team.”

In other words, the 49ers say they aren’t being tight-fisted, but forward-thinking.

Their goal to is to construct a young core that can win in 2018 without sacrificing the ability to win in, say, 2021.

In fact, Lynch recently foreshadowed their approach to free agency — and detailed their long-range thinking — at the NFL combine after the 49ers’ 6-10 season.

The Patriots turned around and traded Bostic to the Lions for a seventh-round pick in May of 2016. Bostic injured his foot in August of 2016 and missed the entire season. He signed with the Colts last season and played well, but he injured his knee late in the season and was placed on injured reserve.

The standing ovation Flake received was rare, according to regular attendees of the long-running series. Christopher Galdieri, a professor of politics at Saint Anselm’s, said the only other speaker he could recall receiving a similar reaction was Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon.

Trump loyalists say they are not fazed by the activities of potential GOP challengers or by Trump’s low standing among the general electorate here.

“New Hampshire’s a fickle state,” said Barry Bennett, who advised Trump during the 2016 general election. “They don’t fall in love with anyone. They only flirt.”

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The 49ers reiterated how they were committing to the players in their building in announcing the extension, but they have changed their mind a month later.

San Francisco is sending Kilgore to the Dolphins for a swap of seventh-round picks, seemingly to give the longtime 49ers lineman a shot to start at center for another team.

Kilgore’s deal had no signing bonus, so the Niners don’t eat any dead money as part of the transaction.

The Dolphins will instead pay Kilgore a $2.3 million roster bonus Friday, a move that neither side was likely expecting earlier this week.

Miami’s spot at center opened up when the Dolphins released Mike Pouncey, which was instigated by Pouncey.

Ebron struggled his rookie season with only 25 catches for 248 yards. He had an 8.3 percent drop rate and only one touchdown.

The New Jersey native had a strong 2016 season with career-highs in receptions (61) and yards (711), leaving many to think he would have a breakout year in 2017. However, that wasn’t necessarily the case as he played in 16 games last season for the first time in his career.

He was in trade conversations around the deadline last season, but nothing came through. Ebron finished the season as the Lions’ No. Corey Peters Womens Jersey 3 receiver with 53 catches and 574 yards.

With this move, the Lions currently only have two tight ends on their roster with Michael Roberts, who was a fourth-round pick last season, and Hakeem Valles, who spent most of last year on the practice squad.

The former Seattle wideout said he relied on information from former Redskins receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in wanting to come to Washington.

Richardson played with a mobile quarterback in Seattle’s Russell Wilson , so having another one in Smith will help.

Richardson caught a career-best 44 passes for 703 yards and six touchdowns last season.

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The Browns are continuing to make moves, as they’ve agreed to trade defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the Patriots, according to a report from ESPN.
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The report also indicated that the Patriots will acquire the Browns’ 2018 fifth-round pick and New England will send its 2018 third-round pick to Cleveland.
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The pre-Combine comparisons to Michael Vick 鈥?including from Vick himself 鈥?are not based on convenience. Jackson is not the biggest QB but is one of the fastest. Vick had some of the same concerns about polish coming into the league, but the Falcons still took him No. Alex Stalock Jersey 1 overall in 2001 because A) they didn’t need to rush to make him the starter, and B) they were willing to commit to a complimentary rushing attack.

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Make no mistake 鈥?even with his weaknesses, Jackson will go off the board among the top 32 picks in April.

Dorsey later retracted those remarks, but he stood by that message with a flurry of three trades Friday that gave Cleveland some real players to work with, acquiring quarterback Tyrod Taylor from Buffalo, wide receiver Jarvis Landry from Miami and cornerback Damarious Randall from Green Bay. Those players give the Browns more flexibility in building through a pivotal 2018 NFL Draft that comes on the heels of an 0-16 season under coach Hue Jackson.

What does it mean? Dorsey has a real plan. Jackson’s on board. These trades showed that. These are highly-visible moves on the surface, especially that social media surface, for the Browns.

He’ll like these moves, too. Cleveland then traded a 2018 third-round pick to the Bills for Taylor, an underrated starting quarterback who at best is the 2018 starter and at worst is insurance for a first-round quarterback in this year’s draft.
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Sure, the term was long, but he was a leader (who had recently been named an alternate captain; teammates gushed about Seabrook and called him the team’s heartbeat), durable (he had only missed 10 regular-season games in nine seasons) and he had developed chemistry with Duncan Keith as one of the league’s most feared shutdown pairs. From 2007 until the time of the extension, they spent 7,336 of 10,404 possible even-strength minutes together. Identifying, developing and maintaining a top pairing is one of the most difficult moves for a GM. Of course Bowman wanted to keep this duo together until at least 2023.

It didn’t unfold quite as planned. Seabrook isn’t as much of a liability as most Blackhawks fans claim, but there’s no question he’s showing signs of regression. He no longer Allen Iverson Jersey plays with Keith, some of his defensive lapses are jarring, and his ice time has been shaved down to around 20 minutes per game, which is close to his average as a rookie. When Seabrook was named a healthy scratch for a January game against Ottawa this season, it felt like an admission: Chicago may have a Seabrook problem. As the Blackhawks become faster and younger, trying to squeeze one more run out of this core, it’s clear that Seabrook’s contract is not aging well, and could bog down future plans.

Khudobin serves as a solid daily fantasy selection while No. 1 Tuukka Rask takes extra time to recover from a minor lower-body injury. Boasting a .921 save percentage and 2.34 goals-against average on the season, the Bruins’ backup is coming off an impressive 27-save 2-1 overtime victory over the Canadiens.

You want glory? Imagine being the legend who saved an 0-16 team and took the NFL’s most cursed franchise to its first ever Super Bowl. Like Joe Thomas said, there’d be a statue of you in Cleveland.

You want to win? Well, here’s the thing 鈥?we’re really not that far off. The defense was pretty good in 2017 and will only get better with Myles Garrett, Joe Schobert, Jabrill Peppers, and other young players continuing to progress.

There’s work to be done offensively, and we got started on that last year by adding Kevin Zeitler and J.C. Tretter up front. With another five draft picks in the first two rounds in 2018, this thing could get better in a hurry.

Rockets’ Clint Capela on Warriors rivalry: ‘We are better than them’

Clint Capela’s confidence in his squad has been bolstered.

Following Saturday’s 116-108 win over the Warriors, the Rockets big man claimed his team has surpassed the defending NBA champions after beating them twice this season.

On the other hand, Warriors star Kevin Durant dismissed the importance of Houston’s win and said the real battle will begin when the postseason starts.

“No,” Durant said when asked if the game mattered. “The season starts over when you’re in the playoffs anyway, so it doesn’t matter. You’re going to have to get through these teams to get to where you want to go. You have to play at home and on the road, so it really doesn’t matter. We just want to be playing good basketball when it comes down to that point.”

The Rockets (32-12) sit 3.5 games behind the Warriors (37-10) for first place in the Western Conference.

Fans made up 50 percent of the voting (active NBA players and NBA media made up 25 percent each). All-Star reserves (selected by NBA head coaches) will be announced Jan. 23 and the full team rosters will be unveiled Jan. 25 all on TNT.

“I used my only move in the bag of tricks,” said Archibald.

Vancouver pulled ahead with nine minutes to go in the third. An Islanders turnover sprung Leipsic with Virtanen trailing him on a 2-on-1. Virtanen went five-hole for a rare goal in front of the home crowd.

“My first (goal) at home in two years apparently,” said Virtanen. “Definitely nice to get that one.”

Eberle scored to force overtime with Leipsic off for slashing. He swatted in a rebound to tie the game 3-3.

Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves for the Isle.

“I can’t break,”James said. “I’m the last one that can break at this point. I’m the leader of this team. Hopefully we can get some wins, and that definitely helps, but I’m going to stay as positive as I can be. You guys know me, patience is not always been a thing for me, but knowing the rough patch that we’re in right now, that’s what I’m going to give to this team. Just stay positive.”

The Cavs (27-18) will look to get back on track when they visit the Spurs (30-17) at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday.indians_018

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The Pelicans are flying as high as they have been all year long after they came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat the Spurs 121-116 for their seventh straight win. They were down by as many as 15 in the game.
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As for the Spurs, San Antonio lost for the fifth time in the last six games and they saw their coach get ejected.

Pittsburgh tagged Bell for the second consecutive year. The Steelers had increased last year’s long-term contract offer, but Bell adjusted his contractual floor to $14.5 million per year to align with his running back tag. He said he won’t play for a contract that averages less annually. Read more.

The defensive end will count $17.143 million against the 2018 cap when free agency begins. The two parties will have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal. If they don’t, Lawrence will play the season on the tag. Read more from Todd Archer.

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Golden State (43-13) came into the game having lost three of five games, which in the Bay Area in recent years is cause for minor panic. After an ugly 125-105 loss to the Thunder Tuesday, coach Steve Kerr admitted, I mean, it happens. The season is so long and arduous and happens to everybody and you go through a rough patch. And we’re in a rough patch. But we’ll be fine, we’ll get out of it.
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could soon be playing in a spring training game with the Yankees, and coach Pete Carroll is playing it coy when it comes to his support.
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The wide receiver has not signed the tag offer yet, but it’s reported to be worth $16.2 million.

Landry, 25, has been a productive piece for the Dolphins, with 400 receptions for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns in his four seasons in the league. Last season, he led the NFL with 112 receptions and he also had 987 receiving yards with nine touchdown catches.

Welcome to the party, Pistons! You’ve been the beneficiary of schedule alert games six times so far this season. You lucky scoundrels. But now it’s time that you faced the wrath of the NBA schedule. So how about you head to Miami to play your fifth game in seven days, your third game in Bojan Bogdanovic Jersey four days and the second of a back-to-back set after facing the Magic in Orlando the night before. The Heat will be entering this game with a one-day rest advantage and are on the eighth day of a 10-day homestand.

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There was also that time Calvin Johnson set the NFL record for yards receiving in a season with 1,964 the same year he was on the cover.

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Communication is always key in sports, James said. If you have new guys or guys who have been together for years, communication is always key.

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Obviously, I’m not blind to the teams that do need a running back, Barkley said. But you can’t really look too far ahead at what teams may pick you.

The way I look at it, every team fits me or I can fit any team because at the end of the day you want to adapt to the team and coaches that pick you. I don’t look at myself as a one-dimensional back. I look at myself as a back that can do it all and is going to continue to work and grow in every part of the game. Whatever team drafts me is going to get a person who’s going to try and be the best.

The Patriots will at least think this one over.

Rob Gronkowski is still unlikely to retire to pursue other non-football endeavors. But that’s about the only thing the team knows at tight end in 2018.

Pure blocker Dwayne Allen, owed $5 million for 2018, is a likely salary-cap casualty after only one season. There’s also a good chance the team saves another $6.2 million by parting ways with soon to be 31-year-old Martellus Bennett.

I mean, if I’m McDaniels I’m trying to make that happen. The garlic burger they’ve got at Steak and Shake is incredibly delicious, even if it is doing some serious work on my heart.

The Indiana Pacers aren’t going to win the NBA Finals or anything, but for a current six-seed in the Eastern Conference, they’re loads of fun. Oladipo is a huge part of that, and he’d be right there to enjoy it all.

Oladipo has also become a Jim Halpert-esque meme. I’m not sure about you, but if I could, I’d like to live in a city with a meme-able basketball player (I live in Atlanta, the Hawks are just plain bad).

Offensive linemen could not help players avoid Lewis. He was too strong to block, and he used his speed to get around blockers. When teams ran up the middle against a Lewis-led defense, the ball carrier better have braced for a hard hit. Former Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner can tell you all about that.

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Before he even signed with a team, Jeffery said that he’d win in the Super Bowl this season with the simple statement of, I guarantee you we’ll win a Super Bowl next year.

The two team’s coaches, Nick Saban and Bill Belichick, actually know each other quite well 锟斤拷 the two met in the 1980s, and coached together with the Cleveland Browns in the 1990s. In a recent piece about the relationship, Belichick talked about their first-ever meeting:

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We’ll see if the Pats can break the trend in Sunday night’s game.

Both teams are fighting for a playoff spot, so it’s going to be an intense game, Bourque said. We’re going to have to be ready. It’ll be a really good road trip if we win and that’ll have to be our mindset.

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A White House official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that the president would forgo an interview with NBC. NBC didn’t win any of Trump’s fake news awards, but it’s still not his favorite network. That would be FOX, which aired Super Bowl LI. Trump did sit down with former FOX personality Bill O’Reilly before the big game last year.