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Texans sign rookie free agents Kendall Calhoun, Nick Thurman among many moves

The Texans made a bevy of moves official Monday.

They announced their claim of quarterback Stephen Morris off waivers from the Seahawks.

Houston also signed tackle Kendall Calhoun, a rookie free agent from the University of Cincinnati, and defensive end Nick Thurman, a rookie free agent from the University of Houston.

The Texans waived two players in corresponding moves, cutting first-year receiver Montay Crockett and rookie defensive end Jalen Wilkerson.

Mike Vrabel is as well-suited for coaching as any player I have ever coached, Belichick said in a statement following Vrabel’s retirement in 2011, according to Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe. “He has a tremendous feel for people, players, coaches and what his team needs regardless of the situation. He is outstanding in his knowledge of the game, which contributed to his excellence as a player. I have no doubt Mike will develop tough, intelligent, fundamentally sound winners.”

You don’t see that in Scranton, Frazier said. “It’s fun. I’m still kind of in awe. I didn’t have a spring training with these guys, so I didn’t see it in person.”

His spring training concussion was one of the toughest things he’s ever had to deal with in his young life and before Saturday’s game he talked at length about his way-longer-than-expected recovery.

Frazier, 23, also once made it very clear once again that he wants to a Yankee now and forever when he was asked about his name often coming up in trade rumors because the big club is set at all three outfield positions and DH.

I want to be here for the rest of my career, Frazier said with conviction. “This is an amazing place to be right now. I don’t want to be traded. I want to be a Yankee and I want to be a part of this special team for a long time to come.”cardinals_035

Watch: 49ers introduce retro alternate uniforms

The 49ers are kicking it old school.

The team on Wednesday unveiled its new alternate uniforms, which are inspired by the 1994 Super Bowl season and reintroduce the franchise’s retro look.

In two years for Super Bowl 54, the NFL will return to one of its favorite Super Bowl locations. The Miami area already has hosted 10 Super Bowls, and its 11th will break a tie with New Orleans for the most in the country.

Now called Hard Rock Stadium, the venue that the NFL’s Miami Dolphins call home originally was named Joe Robbie Stadium when it opened in 1987. It has been renamed seven times since and has hosted five Super Bowls, with the old Miami Orange Bowl having hosted South Florida’s other five Super Bowls.

Two days in the NFL was enough for the former LSU offensive tackle, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The Texans placed the undrafted rookie on the reserve/retired list.

A four-star recruit out of Ruston, La., and two-year starter at LSU, Malone (6-4, 303 pounds) missed the last six games of 2017 because of a knee injury.

He was able to participate in the combine but said via social media Monday that the knee hadn’t completely recovered and it was “best to step away” from football. “With that being said, I will further my career in Law Enforcement,” he added on Twitter.

The Golden Knights are Canada’s team because of Marc-Andre Fleury, who is a proud Canadian, unlike Hellebuyck, who is an American, and therefore inferior. Fleury has a chance to potentially make the Hockey Hall of Fame, which is indeed located in Canada, because of course it is.

“But I’d rather be doing that than have broken the rules and had an issue that we were in an unlawful position by having some information. So there’s no doubt it’s a tough spot to be, but I’ll take the tough spot by following the rules versus not following the rules and being in an unlawful position.”ravens_151

Dolphins don’t pick up Stephone Anthony’s 2019 option

The decisions about 2019 contract options for 2015 first-round picks are in and the final result finds that 20 of the 32 picks had their options exercised this offseason.

Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, one of the 12 that didn’t is Dolphins linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony is now set for unrestricted free agency after the 2018 season unless he signs a new deal with Miami before hitting the open market.

Snell reported that Patricia and his friend, Greg Dietrich, were indicted on one count of aggravated sexual assault in relation to allegations stemming from an encounter during spring break in South Padre Island, Texas. Patricia was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the time.

The accuser decided against testifying, which resulted in the case never going to trial.

Baalke is gone, but the 49ers haven’t stopped taking players in that position. They made former North Carolina State defensive end Kentavius Street the 128th overall pick of the draft despite a torn ACL that he suffered during a pre-draft workout for the Giants.

Street had surgery a few days ago and will almost surely spend his rookie season on injured reserve with the Niners.

Street started every game the last two seasons on a strong N.C. State defensive line — Street is the fourth player from the line drafted so far this year — and finished his college career with 19 tackles for losses and eight sacks.

Quite the start for new general manager Brian Gutekunst.

The Kansas City Chiefs were bound to ask Alex Smith to pass the quarterback torch to Patrick Mahomes in the near future. You don’t sacrifice two first-round picks for a guy and keep him on the sideline for long. broncos_065_bd10520178894a2b-180x180

Will McClay: Dez Bryant was inconsistent, couldn’t win one-on-one

Dez Bryant remains unsigned more than two weeks after the Cowboys released him. The receiver turned down an offer from the Ravens, and no other team publicly has expressed interest in him.

Cowboys scouting chief Will McClay essentially admitted Bryant’s play didn’t match the $12.5 million base and $16.5 million salary cap number Bryant’s contract called for in 2018. Bryant has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he has gone 23 games without a 100-yard game.

Between appearances and practice, NFL cheerleading could easily become a full-time job if teams added a morning practice, or a shift working in the team office before evening practice.

If this was a full-time job, or even just a better-paying part-time job, the women wouldn’t have to balance multiple jobs and drive themselves to exhaustion working a full day and then rushing to a full night of practice.

Ray has 13 sacks in 38 games since joining the Broncos and would be able to position himself well for free agency if he can improve on that production this year. Doing so could require beating out Chubb for playing time and that looks like a tall order given the fanfare that accompanies the rookie into the NFL.

We’d ride in the last bus, and we’d wait to grab our post-game meal until after the players got theirs.

We were viewed ashalf-letes by many of the other student-athletes because we weren’t a competitive team.

But we still got to travel comfortably to the games, we still received varsity letters, and we still had a coach who cared for us.

We were treated with respect and felt like we mattered.broncos_123_b362a4698d66a5eb-180x180

What Giants owner John Mara is saying about Barkley, Beckham

By missing the game against the Giants, Ingram will miss something of a homecoming.

One year ago at this time, there was widespread speculation the Eagles would trade for Ingram.

We know he’s not a polished blocker yet and perhaps he never will be, but if the Dolphins are willing to look past that, I think Gesicki can be an immediate weapon for Tannehill inside the red zone. After years of striking out at tight end with injury-prone underachievers like Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron, I think Miami hit the nail on the head with Gesicki. I consider him a strong dynasty stash and a nice flyer late in drafts with potential for both volume and touchdowns. Which second-year running back do you see making the biggest leap and whose stock will drop the most?

The suspension leaves the Saints’ rushing attack short-handed and gives a larger role to Alvin Kamara, who won the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award in 2017. Kamara started three games and served as an ideal complement to Ingram, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Alabama.

The duo became the first teammates to reach 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season, a feat that helped drive the Saints to the NFC South crown.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune first reported Ingram’s suspension Tuesday.

Ingram will miss home games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns, and road games at the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

Ingram is heading into the final year of his contract. He’s posted consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaigns and scored a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns in 2017. But he could have his role as lead back usurped by Kamara by the time he returns in October and will almost certainly carry the stain of a suspension into the free agent market next year.sharks-028