The FBI has found that a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, including during the 2016 campaign when Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were in touch with the associate, according to new court filings.
The documents, filed late Tuesday by prosecutors for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, also allege that Gates had said he knew the associate was a former officer with the Russian military intelligence service.
The problem is that the Jets are presumably trading up to grab a specific quarterback and can’t do that at three. There’s certainly a chance that the Jets end up with their pick of the passers if Nelson, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and NC State pass-rusher Bradley Chubb come off the board with the top two picks, but free agency suggests that the Browns are going to take a quarterback first. There’s certainly a chance the Giants take a passer with the second overall pick, too.
After a 2017 season filled with controversial catches/non-catches, highlighted by the reversal of a potential game-winning touchdown in the New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 showdown, commissioner Roger Goodell made it known in late January on FS1’s The Herd With Colin Cowherd that he was concerned about the confusion surrounding the rule:
As a result, the league did research to bring clarity.
Under the new rule, the answer to the well-worn question Did Dez catch it in the 2014 divisional round against the Green Bay Packers, is in fact a yes. The Dallas Cowboys wideout’s controversial non-catch at the Packers 1-yard line heavily contributed to his team’s 26-21 loss.
I think Dez Bryant was the start of us realizing maybe something needs to change, NFL Competition Committee chair Rich McKay said, per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram.
It remains to be seen whether the new rule will eliminate all catch-related controversies. The good news for players and fans is the league admitted it had a problem and took steps to fix it.