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BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Joel Bitonio's comeback from a major injury has been stalled.

Cleveland's starting left guard - and one of the Browns best players - could be out for an extended period with an unspecified knee injury.

whose previous two seasons have ended prematurely because of injuries,The team said Bitonio, got hurt during Tuesday's practice.

Also, a former starter and first-round pick, backup tackle Cam Erving, injured his calf during the workout and could be out for a few weeks. The Browns did not say which legs the players hurt.

Coach Hue Jackson is hopeful both will be back for the Sept. 10 season opener against Pittsburgh. Bitonio and Erving are officially out of Monday night's game against the New York Giants.

''We will see where they are and hopefully,'' Jackson said. ''I know our medical staff, we get them back as soon as we can, they do everything they can to get our guys back soon. But I don't think it is anything major that is going to keep them out a ton of time. I just think we have to work through some things to make sure we get those guys both healthy.''

Bitonio played in just five games last season after he suffered a foot injury late in the first half of a loss to New England. He stayed in the game but wound up having ligament surgery. A year earlier,Authentic Ryan Anderson Jersey, Bitonio's season was cut short after 10 games by an ankle injury.

Jackson was asked if he's concerned by Bitonio's rash of injuries.

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Bitonio's injuries didn't stop the Browns from signing him to a five-year, $47.5 million contract in March.

Before the team revealed Bitonio's latest injury, Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas said having him back would bolster Cleveland's offensive line.

one of the best guards in the NFL and having him out there is a huge boost for us in the run game and the pass game,''Joel is,'' Thomas said. ''Emotionally he brings an energy and enthusiasm on the offense that can kind of help lift all the boats on the offense. He's like the tide. When he comes in, in my opinion,Authentic Montae Nicholson Jersey, everyone just gets lifted.''

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Erving is competing with Shon Coleman for the starting job at right tackle. He filled in for Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas in the exhibition opener and was penalized for a false start and hold on Cleveland's opening possession.

Jackson gave a lukewarm assessment of Erving's camp so far.

too,Authentic Samaje Perine Jersey,''He has shown some good things. He has shown some inconsistency,Womens Montae Nicholson Jersey,Womens Colt McCoy Jersey,'' Jackson said. ''He needs to continue to get better.''
Jeffrey Loria bought the Florida Marlins in 2002 and the next season the club won a wild card and would rally to

beat the Cubs in a memorable NLCS and upset the Yankees to win the second World Series in franchise history.

Since winning that World Series, the Marlins haven’t made the playoffs. Key pieces like Derrek Lee,

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Josh Beckett and Brad Penny were traded away and Miguel Cabrera was eventually traded after the 2007 season.

They’ve finished as high as second place just once since 2003 and are headed for their eighth consecutive losing

season. It’s safe to say that nobody is really going to miss Jeffrey Loria as owner of the Marlins.

The Miami Herald reported that Loria has agreed to sell the team to a group led by billionaire money manager Bruce

Sherman and former Yankees great Derek Jeter for $1.2 billion. Sherman, a venture capitalist with ties to Florida,

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but,Loria’s ultimate legacy will be that of a lousy and disliked owner, in one sense, he outfoxed everyone all

along. His original investment was $30 million in the Montreal Expos. Some of his former partners there accused him

of deliberately destroying baseball in Montreal. He became part of a controversial swap that allowed him to buy the

Marlins and then-Marlins owner John Henry to purchase the Red Sox while the league-owned Expos were eventually

relocated to Washington, D.C.

After crying poor for years, Miami-Dade County finally caved and helped build Loria a stadium in what will be an

economically disastrous deal for the county: a $91 million loan will eventually cost the county more than $1 billion

to pay off. That’s not Loria’s fault, but the new stadium has done little to improve the Marlins’ fortunes.

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in two other seasons. The Marlins undoubtedly were profitable many of those years despite poor attendance and poor

TV revenue. In fact, but had no idea how to build a successful franchise. The team has rarely invested in Latin

America and the farm system has turned into one of the weakest in the game in recent years., in 2010 the club was

forced to raise its payroll after reaching an agreement with the union. Ultimately,

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according to a source who has seen their books.” The team reportedly carried a debt of $500 million.,

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club had the 20th-highest Opening Day payroll. Unfortunately, the product on the field remained mediocre and the

Herald reported that “The Marlins are expected to lose more than $60 million this season

If that’s the case, I guess the billion-dollar question is what Sherman, Jeter and Co. can hope for with this

purchase. Loria’s ultimate failure wasn’t just on the field, but in building a fan base. The team ranks last in

attendance in the National League -- just as it has each season since 2006, who wants to support a team that is

suing one of its own fans?, except for the first year in the new ballpark. Maybe that’s not Loria’s fault. It

could be that Miami just isn’t a good baseball city (or sports city, for that matter). But it’s also true that the

fans were treated to the sell-off after 1997 and then Loria’s slow sell-off of the 2003 team. It also takes a

generation or two to form a history and loyalty needed for consistent support. Still

Winning over the fans may be tougher than building a winning team, and who knows how much the team’s finances will

affect the new owners and the ability to spend on payroll (it doesn’t help that Giancarlo Stanton’s salary

increases from $14.5 million to $25 million next season and escalates from there if he doesn’t opt out).

The other unknown is Jeter. He was obviously a great player, it’s difficult to get a read on Jeter’s potential

acumen in running a team. He was always the master of being accessible without ever saying anything that was

interesting., but that doesn’t mean he’ll be great at running a baseball team. It also doesn’t mean he won’t be

great. It’s impossible to know. As good a player as he was

Still, there’s hope in Miami., this can only be viewed as positive news in South Florida. The franchise needs new

blood and new ideas. Good riddance to a bad owner. For the first time in a long time
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Oxnard, drawing a rebuke from the staff of the Dallas Cowboys for overdoing things when the defensive end turned up sore after missing all of his first season with a back injury., Calif. — Charles Tapper churned on an exercise machine early one morning at training camp

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The Cowboys believe Tapper’s speed can make him an effective rusher, long arms and athleticism., and they drafted Charlton out of Michigan because of his height (6-foot-6)

Dallas got Charlton with the 28th pick after finishing with the best record in the NFC (13-3) and losing to the Packers in a divisional playoff.

It was the third time in four drafts the Cowboys took a defensive end in the first two rounds.

DeMarcus Lawrence (second round, 2014) is looking for a breakout season after back issues slowed him his first three years.

Randy Gregory (second round, suspended for at least the regular season because of multiple substance-abuse violations., 2015) is a washout so far

The possibility that Gregory’s career is over essentially before it started rates as one of the biggest reasons Charlton and Tapper are important.

“We count on both of them because they’re young, good, young legs,” defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli said. “We’ve got to get that part out of them. We’ve got to.”, fast, they’re healthy

Charlton, who had 9 1/2 sacks as a senior at Michigan and 18 1/2 for his career, but didn’t show up in the tackle stats.,Authentic Darron Lee Jersey, didn’t shine much early in his first camp. He played 16 snaps in the 20-18 Hall of Fame win over Arizona

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“Right now I’m just working with the best, working to earn my spot on the defensive line, veteran group. The first couple of days I came out to earn my keep and work into the starting group.”,” said Charlton, who has dealt with minor back soreness in camp. “We’re a deep

Three defensive ends will be suspended to start the season: Gregory, Tyrone Crawford, performance-enhancing drugs violation) and Damontre Moore (two games, David Irving (four games, substance-abuse violation). The most experienced end, might be out to start the season after badly spraining his right ankle in camp this week.

Just add the looming opportunity to the list of reasons coaches, medical personnel and teammates have had to chastise Tapper for not pacing himself. He’s admittedly anxious.

” said Tapper,“You want to get back to yourself as quick as possible, who has battled some hip soreness in camp.

man,“You’re like, I’m not getting off as fast as I used to. You want to rush that process to getting back into it. You can’t rush the process. It’s the process for a reason.”
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions are having their depth tested on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

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Robinson started 14 games for the Los Angeles Rams last season, and Kouandjio started five for the Buffalo Bills. Robinson and defensive end Cornelius Washington were removed from the non-football injury list before practice Sunday.

Lang understands the importance of cohesion on the offensive line and hopes it won't take too long to identify a replacement for Decker's left tackle spot.

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Bryant had three sacks in only five games for Detroit last season. Thornton started six games. Now the Lions will be without both for a while.

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Caldwell did not provide any timetable Sunday for Ansah's return.

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For all of Reuben Foster’s collegiate accomplishments,Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey, he now has two picks through three practices during San Francisco 49ers training camp., the linebacker never once recorded an interception at Alabama. And yet

” Foster joked after practice on Sunday.,“I guess the ball has a thing for me

In between the takeaways have been several more head-turning plays both in pass coverage and stopping the run. Foster had one play on Sunday where he shot through the line of scrimmage and stopped Raheem Mostert in his tracks for a 3-yard loss.

The linebacker’s on-field highlights are an added bonus to the fact that Foster is out on the field at all. Foster’s surgically-repaired shoulder scared away a number of NFL teams and was the reason San Francisco nabbed the Crimson Tide alum at such a bargain price.

A consensus top five talent being taken at pick No. 31? That’s a recipe for a draft day steal. And while many of the concerns over Foster’s medical history may have been somewhat justified, Sunday’s practice was a step towards proving his doubters wrong.

Foster was a full participant during the two-hour session in full pads.

“It felt great,” Foster said. “It was a thrill to finally put some pads on.”

Moreover, Foster added that there is no lingering concern about his infamous shoulder.

man,“I’m doing great. (The shoulder is) awesome,” the linebacker said. “(It’s) no problem.”

Foster never dwelled over the constant rehab and physical therapy. What wore on the linebacker was being sidelined throughout the offseason program.

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he recorded 170 tackles, 13 for loss and five sacks. Now in San Francisco,Foster primarily played MIKE linebacker at Alabama. As a senior in 2016, he’ll begin his career at WILL linebacker and compete with Malcolm Smith for the starting job next to NaVorro Bowman.

The 49ers coaching staff has Foster running with the third-team, but it’s clear that Foster is acclimating just fine to his new position.

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Villanueva said he wasn't convinced an agreement would be reached, but he downplayed the thought he was seriously considering holding out. The Steelers held leverage because under the CBA former undrafted players essentially are tied to their current teams until accruing three seasons. Villanueva has started the Steelers' past 31 games (counting playoffs) at left tackle.

“There's a ‘law'… that was agreed upon between players and owners … and I couldn't fight it, and the draft status is one of them. So when you come in as an undrafted player,” Villanueva said. “There are (CBA rules that) can't be changed, you know that there's going to be more challenges to get rewarded than if you're drafted.”


The Steelers signed former Penn State safety Malik Golden to fill the roster spot at safety after Daimion Stafford did not report to St. Vincent by Thursday's deadline.

194-pound Golden had 75 tackles and started 13 games last season for Penn State,The 6-foot-1, which finished in the top 10 of the AP poll.

Tomlin said Stafford is considering retirement. He is a four-year veteran the Steelers signed in May.
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Barrett is expected to be back in September along with Ray and Booker.
Only three draft picks aren’t signed, and one of them is the third overall pick in the draft.

With the 49ers starting training-camp practice on Friday, the new brain trust in Santa Clara hopes that the deadline drives a decision.

we’re still working on that, and we all are in the business of football,” G.M. John Lynch told reporters on Thursday. “There’s been a lot of productive conversations here in the last couple of days. Just left some of those, I’m aware from experience as a player,Authentic Senquez Golson Jersey, that deadlines typically get these things done and we’re drawing close to that. And,Authentic Sammie Coates Jersey, and we’re hopeful that we can get this done in the necessary time. I think,Authentic Joshua Garnett Jersey,“Yeah,Authentic Will Redmond Jersey, like I said, hopeful that we can continue to make progress and tie this thing up so Solomon can be here with his teammates.”

There’s clearly a sense of urgency to get it done, as demonstrated by coach Kyle Shanahan.

“You want him there right away, but it’s part of the business. It’s something that you’ve got to deal with a little bit every year. That doesn’t always happen,” Shanahan said. “I’m pretty confident that we will get it done, but I think everyone who’s been in the business has been through it. You totally understand it and I think Solomon wants to be here as bad as anyone. I know we want him here as bad as anyone and I’m confident we will get it done,Womens Senquez Golson Jersey,Womens Sammie Coates Jersey, but can’t worry about it too much. I think it will end up being alright.”

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Only three draft picks aren’t signed, and one of them is the third overall pick in the draft.

With the 49ers starting training-camp practice on Friday, the new brain trust in Santa Clara hopes that the deadline drives a decision.

we’re still working on that, and we all are in the business of football,” G.M. John Lynch told reporters on Thursday. “There’s been a lot of productive conversations here in the last couple of days. Just left some of those, I’m aware from experience as a player,Authentic Senquez Golson Jersey, that deadlines typically get these things done and we’re drawing close to that. And,Authentic Sammie Coates Jersey, and we’re hopeful that we can get this done in the necessary time. I think,Authentic Joshua Garnett Jersey,“Yeah,Authentic Will Redmond Jersey, like I said, hopeful that we can continue to make progress and tie this thing up so Solomon can be here with his teammates.”

There’s clearly a sense of urgency to get it done, as demonstrated by coach Kyle Shanahan.

“You want him there right away, but it’s part of the business. It’s something that you’ve got to deal with a little bit every year. That doesn’t always happen,” Shanahan said. “I’m pretty confident that we will get it done, but I think everyone who’s been in the business has been through it. You totally understand it and I think Solomon wants to be here as bad as anyone. I know we want him here as bad as anyone and I’m confident we will get it done,Womens Senquez Golson Jersey,Womens Sammie Coates Jersey, but can’t worry about it too much. I think it will end up being alright.”

It’s unclear why a deal hasn’t been done for Thomas,Authentic DeForest Buckner Jersey, who’s in the same draft spot — and represented by the same firm — as Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa a year ago. For Bosa,Womens DeForest Buckner Jersey,Womens Joshua Garnett Jersey, the issues were guarantee offsets and signing-bonus cash flow. Which are basically the only two issues that can be negotiated under the rookie wage scale.

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Last year,Womens Marshon Lattimore Jersey, but Wallace was headed for a rebound,Womens Ryan Ramczyk Jersey, Mike Wallace arrived at training camp and told Baltimore reporters not to overlook him. He was coming off a down season in Minnesota, he said.

the veteran wideout posted 1,Authentic Alvin Kamara Jersey,Sure enough,000 yards for the first time since 2011 and led the Ravens in receiving.

Well, this year Wallace wants people to heed his new warning: don’t sleep on the offense.

whatever positive chatter there is about the team centers around the defense. It was already one of the league’s best last year,As the Ravens reported to training camp Wednesday, and that was before it was financially bolstered in free agency and beefed up with the team’s first four picks in the draft. The offense is being either questioned or overlooked.

“I don’t care what anybody says,” Wallace said. “I know our defense, they’ll see soon enough,Womens Deatrich Wise Jr. Jersey, it’s going to be great,Authentic Marshon Lattimore Jersey,Authentic Ryan Ramczyk Jersey,Authentic Marcus Williams Jersey, but they’re not going to carry us at all. The offense is going to come and do its part.

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Baltimore’s offense finished 17th in the league last year (347.7 yards per game). The Ravens were 21st in the NFL in points per game (21.4).

The offense has only finished the regular season ranked higher than the defense three times in franchise history. It happened in 1996 and 1997 – the team’s first two seasons. The last time it occurred was in 2012 – when the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

Entering training camp, there’s no denying that most of Baltimore’s question marks do reside on the offensive side of the ball.

Will Joe Flacco return to his Super Bowl form? Who is going to start at center and right tackle on the offensive line? Who can stay healthy and emerge at tight end? What’s the running back situation now that Kenneth Dixon is out for the year, and can the Ravens rejuvenate their rushing attack?

The Ravens have a lot to figure out during training camp, but they have the advantage of stability with returning Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and an infusion of new ideas with Senior Offensive Assistant/Tight Ends Coach Greg Roman.

“I really don’t care what anybody says. I know what we have. I know every single day how hard these guys work and the coaches we have around us and what they stand for,” Wallace said.

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Mara didn't say whether or not his team would be opening to sign Kaepernick,One of the few owners who's gone on the record about Kaepernick's free agency status is Giants co-owner John Mara. Back in May, but he say that Giants fans had been writing him letters and asking the Giants not to sign the free agent quarterback.

Apparently, fans weren't happy that Kaepernick decided to protest police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling for the national anthem last season. Bennett and others believe that Kaepernick's political stance has led to a league-wide moratorium on signing the quarterback.

there is one owner who says he's definitely not blackballing Kaepernick: Kansas City's Clark Hunt. During an interview with NBC Sports Radio on Wednesday,However, Hunt was asked if he'd have any problem if the Chiefs were to sign Kaepernick.

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Hunt made it clear that there's a difference between Kaepernick and guys who are actually distractions off the field.

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the Chiefs already have Alex Smith, and they just spent a first-round pick on Patrick Mahomes. Although Hunt would be willing to add Kaepernick,For instance, he doesn't see it happening due to the Chiefs' quarterback situation.

we have an interesting dynamic in regards to Colin in that we have Alex Smith as our starter," Hunt said. "Because of that,"Obviously, I wouldn't anticipate that Andy (Reid) would come to me with that."

Smith would probably cut himself from the team if the Chiefs signed Kaepernick. Remember,Also, Kaepernick took Smith's job in San Francisco.

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Pederson added that wide receiver Jordan Matthews could be limited in the early stages of training
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They are the old-school Giants of Bill Parcells with flashy Super Bowl rings to prove it. Their
bond is tighter than wet rope and they still bleed blue when summer turns to fall. Their message to
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The Giants made the playoffs last season for the first time in five years, but lost in the first
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“Going to the playoffs last year should make them even hungrier because you were there,” said
Stephen Baker, who played on the 1990 Super Bowl team. “You know what it feels like and what it
takes to win now. I hope they take some positives out of that loss and learn. It’s so precious to
get to the playoffs. You’re not going to have very many opportunities. So you have to make the
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There is concern about Ereck Flowers at left tackle and the rest of the offensive line.

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are mentally tough and figure it out. I’m excited. I think it’s going to be a very good year.”

Ard wasn’t a fan of the infamous boat trip some of the wide receivers, including Odell Beckham
Jr., took in Miami the weekend before the playoff loss at Green Bay. “Everything today is look at
look at me,me,” Ard said. “It’s not a big deal if you win. If you lose the pressure is on you.
And when you drop the ball and don’t play well it doesn’t look good and it doesn’t sit well.”

Though the boat trip was frowned upon the Parcells Giants don’t care much about Beckham and other
players missing OTAs this spring.

“It’s all about what you start doing in July,” Ottis Anderson said. “OTAs aren’t mandatory and
a lot of guys believe in their own programs. You can make a big fuss about every little thing that
goes on with these guys today. What we start seeing in July is what counts.”

Sure, the old guys think the game was better when there were two-a-day practices and more full
contact during training camp.

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not really getting it.”

They hope the Giants will be quality in 2017.
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