Financial adviser Bethel Johnson flattered to ‘return’ to Pats’ headlines

Financial adviser Bethel Johnson flattered to ‘return’ to Pats’ headlines

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Quick-hit thoughts and notes on the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. With one answer on the fastest kickoff returner he’s coached in 43 NFL seasons, Bill Belichick sparked some memories this past week, and also a question: Whatever happened to Bethel Johnson? Now 39, Johnson was flattered to be the source of some Patriots social-media buzz from the NFL’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, where Belichick was talking about newly acquired Cordarrelle Patterson as a return threat, and made it clear that nobody has ever been faster than Johnson (and those who played the Madden video game in 2005 certainly agree). It didn’t take long for word to get to Johnson, who has settled in his native Texas, is married with two kids (ages 7 and 4), and works…
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Beast Mode, redux: Ravens bring in Derrius Guice for pre-draft visit

Beast Mode, redux: Ravens bring in Derrius Guice for pre-draft visit

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The Baltimore Ravens reportedly brought in LSU's Derrius Guice for a pre-draft visit Thursday, which will stir up the debate whether the team will take a running back at the No. 16 overall pick. Ravens coach John Harbaugh and assistant general manager Eric DeCosta custom nfl jerseys cheap have both said this offseason that the team will consider drafting a running back even though it's not considered the most pressing need on offense. Baltimore has depth in the backfield with Alex Collins, Kenneth Dixon and Buck Allen, but the Ravens made it clear that they're not passing on an elite playmaker. "If there’s a guy that we think is a special running back, a guy that can take a game over with his unique skill set, we’ll take that guy,"…
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Why Connor McDavid belongs in the Hart Trophy discussion

Why Connor McDavid belongs in the Hart Trophy discussion

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Let's start by identifying the leading contenders, and introduce the statistic in question. It's called presence, and it was first published over 30 years ago by hockey analytics pioneers Jeff Z. Klein and Karl-Eric Reif in their 1986 Hockey nfl jerseys cheap china Compendium as the first attempt to measure the importance of individual players to their teams. The first version of the statistic was specific to goals, and was calculated by dividing a player's goals (prorated over an entire season) by the number of goals scored by his teammates. So the more a player scores, and the fewer goals scored by the rest of his team, the higher his Goal presence will be. At 0.228, McDavid is in second place this season, narrowly trailing Alex Ovechkin by a rounding…
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Weston Richburg takes center stage after signing with 49ers

Weston Richburg takes center stage after signing with 49ers

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On March 9, 2016, the Atlanta Falcons reeled in their top free-agent target, center Alex Mack. He signed a five-year, $45 million deal that came with $28.5 million in guarantees. Two years and five days later, the San Francisco 49ers landed their top free-agent target, official nfl jerseys cheap center Weston Richburg. On March 14, the Niners lured Richburg from the New York Giants with a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $28.5 million in guarantees. The common denominator in both deals, aside from the nearly identical terms? Niners coach Kyle Shanahan. Much like he championed bringing Mack from the Cleveland Browns to Atlanta, Shanahan saw in Richburg similar qualities that could help his offense take off in his second season with the Niners -- just as it did in his…
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Giants’ trade could influence what the Colts do at No. 6 in draft

Giants’ trade could influence what the Colts do at No. 6 in draft

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The NFL draft is still five weeks away, and if the past few days are any indication, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen at the top. The Indianapolis Colts shook up the top part of the draft when they moved back from No. 3 to No. 6 while also collecting additional second-round picks in this year's and next year’s drafts. The New York Giants will still pick No. 2 next month,nfl jerseys from china but they may have put a wrinkle in the Colts’ plans at No. 6 when they traded pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay on Thursday. How could that impact the Colts? The thought all along was that the Giants may be leaning toward using the No. 2 pick to select a quarterback who would eventually replace…
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Don’t tell Tom Brady luck has anything to do with his NFL success

Don’t tell Tom Brady luck has anything to do with his NFL success

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My favorite Tom Brady pass didn't result in a touchdown. It wasn't even a completion. And yet, the throw became an exemplar of not only his entire career but his claim for immortality. It occurred with 19 seconds left in Super Bowl XLII against the Giants. wholesale nfl jerseys The Patriots were technically still perfect, still 18-0, but now they trailed 17-14 and faced a third-and-20 from their own 16-yard line. Brady took the shotgun snap and rolled right. The sight of Brady on the move with so much at stake showed how far he had come. Brady has always been a paradoxical athlete, at once stellar enough out of California's Junipero Serra High to be both drafted by the Montreal Expos and awarded a football scholarship at Michigan, yet…
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Saquon Barkley passes on workout at Penn State pro day

Saquon Barkley passes on workout at Penn State pro day

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Saquon Barkley didn't work out at Penn State's pro day after learning that no NFL running backs coaches would be in attendance, but the former Nittany Lions star will soon begin team visits. Barkley had planned to participate in workouts for pro personnel on Tuesday. However, like Penn State's other players who went to the NFL scouting combine, he was not going to go through testing again. "I woke up this morning and that was the game plan," cheap nfl jerseys china Barkley said of doing the workouts, "but then when I realized there wasn't a running backs coach here, I figured there was no point for me to run routes or do drills." Barkley added that he will likely just visit with NFL teams and might do one or…
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With Titans clearing DL room, is a Ndamukong Suh move next?

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The first wave of free agency is done, but there are still some marquee names on the market, starting with former Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. The Tennessee Titans are among multiple teams that have interest in Suh,official nfl jerseys cheap who visited the New Orleans Saints earlier this weekend. Suh arrived in Nashville Saturday evening, met with the Titans for a late dinner and he's visiting the Titans facilities on Sunday, a source said. "Super excited about the opportunity down there. Lots to think about," Suh said in a video leaving New Orleans and headed to Nashville Saturday. "And on to the next on one the tour." Titans general manager Jon Robinson isn't afraid to make splashes. He's known for being aggressive in trades, and he started free…
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GM Chris Ballard’s meticulous approach has Colts with NFL’s fewest free-agent signings

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But this is how it’s going to be. Ballard might as well climb to the top of the tallest building in Indianapolis and yell at the top of his lungs that he plans to be diligent in his free-agency approach. The general manager has a script, and as of now he doesn’t plan to deviate from it,official nfl jerseys cheap particularly because he’s a firm believer that you can’t sustain success by relying on free agency. Indy's one move -- the signing of defensive lineman Denico Autry -- tied Pittsburgh for the fewest in the NFL through Thursday night. Offensive lineman Ryan Jensen was expected to meet with the Colts on Thursday evening, and tight end Eric Ebron is scheduled to meet with the team this weekend. Ballard could spur…
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Patriots Southeast? Titans establishing contender culture that attracts free agents

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Titans general manager Jon Robinson isn't satisfied with running a slightly above-average squad,nfl jerseys wholesale and he's making offseason moves in hopes of earning leaguewide respect as championship contenders. Free agents are noticing. References to the Titans becoming "Patriots Southeast" only increased after Robinson signed former New England cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back Dion Lewis with Tennessee's first two outside free-agent moves. Josh Kline, a guard the Titans picked up off waivers from the Patriots in 2016, also re-signed on a four-year deal with Tennessee this offseason. There's a "getting the band back together" feel in Tennessee. The Patriots are a great model to follow, but nobody has been able to duplicate it yet. There's no Tom Brady for other teams to pick up. Still, what the Titans are…
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