The Browns’ scheme and supporting cast is built better for a mobile passer than it is for a big statue.

EA Sports recently released the first gameplay trailer for “Madden NFL 18,” which includes a quick look at new features like Target Passing, Play Styles, and WR/DB Interactions.

“Madden NFL 18” also introduces the series’ first ever story mode, featuring actors that include Mahershala Ali and Scott Porter, plus appearances from licensed colleges Texas and Oregon.

The game will release August 22 for those who buy the $80 “G.O.A.T” edition; August 25 for the standard edition. Those with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One will be able to start playing a 10-hour trial of the game August 17.

The Browns’ scheme and supporting cast is built better for a mobile passer than it is for a big statue. Osweiler also has struggled with standing too long in the pocket and not getting the ball out quickly, which doesn’t mesh with Jackson’s QB requirements.

Osweiler is pretty much there to push the youngsters in presence only. He’s more down with Kevin Hogan, who’s in this competition in name only. This is Kessler vs. Kizer, and the second-year man from USC can officially start to worry about the trajectory of the competition.

Kessler has shown only limited improvement in arm strength, still his biggest weaknesses. He can handle dinking, dunking and checking down, and he can remain efficient with his shorter throws, the way former Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn did. But the Browns need to make use of youthful field-stretchers Corey Coleman and David Njoku, and Kessler is deficient in pushing the ball downfield. Further hurting Super Cheap Jerseys Fans Kessler vs. both the 6-4 Kizer and Osweiler is his lack of ideal size, something he can’t UK Cheap Jerseys change.

Colin Kaepernick to end national anthem protest, report says

Colin Kaepernick will abandon his controversial national anthem protest next season, ESPN reported Thursday, citing unidentified sources.

Kaepernick, who will opt out of his contract with the 49ers, believes his message about social inequality has been acknowledged, the sources told ESPN, adding that continuing to kneel during the national Cheap Quality NFL Jerseys anthem could detract from the positive change that he believes has been created.

He has played the past three seasons with the Broncos, during which time he has been hampered by back problems but also won a ring in Super Bowl 50.

According to the Star-Telegram, Ware’s health, durability and age leave questions about whether he would fit in coordinator Rod Marinelli’s defense that doesn’t typically “make allowances for specialists,” although the Cowboys certainly could use a difference-making pass-rusher. Dallas had 36 sacks in 2016, 13th in the NFL.

He had 11 1/2 sacks over the past two seasons in Denver, including four as a part-time player in 2016. A ruptured disc forced him to miss six games last season, which he ended on injured reserve.

Ware says he is healthy now after undergoing back surgery and believes he is ready to Cheap Quality Soccer Jerseys finish his career with a flourish, the Star-Telegram’s source said.

NFL free agency: Kalil brothers expected to reunite in Carolina

The Carolina Panthers are expected to sign Matt Kalil as their starting left tackle, ESPN reports. The former Minnesota Viking would be joining his brother, center Ryan Kalil, on the Panthers offensive line.

The contract is a five-year deal worth $55 million and $25 million guaranteed, according to USA Today.

Carolina’s need for a new left tackle to help protect star quarterback Cam Newton was clear — Michael Oher started in the position in Week 1 last season but has been in concussion protocol since Week 3. Once he’s cleared, Oher may be slotted at right tackle.

The series, from executive producer Michael Strahan, “pairs ex-athletes in serious financial distress with money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet,” says a news release, tweeted by Politico’s Alex Weprin.

“It’s a story we hear all too often,” the release says. “A pro athlete heads into retirement, only to find themselves in financial free-fall. With no more games to play or paychecks to cash, the future can often look bleak to those athletes struggling to adjust and adapt. But help may be on the way.”

Say what you will about Rodriguez, but he’s had no trouble Cheap Mitchell And Ness Jerseys adjusting and adapting in retirement — because the paychecks keep coming.

After spending most of his adult life in front of cameras as an All-Star player and media target, the photogenic Rodriguez, 41, has shown no apparent desire to flee them in retirement. “Back in the Game” comes on the heels of Rodriguez’s widely praised run as an analyst during Fox’s coverage of the 2016 MLB postseason.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking the NBA to new heights

Giannis Antetokounmpo brought the NBA Jam video game to life in the 2016-17 season and leaped and dunked his way into the everyday talks of the league’s biggest and brightest in ways nobody saw coming.

Nothing about him makes sense, and flashes of his athleticism evoked external screams even when the play didn’t end in a score. The second he put his head down toward the rim, it was time to run to Twitter for the highlights. Even in blowouts, he made it tough to turn the television off.

He’s one of the league’s best scorers. But he’s also Detroit Lions Cheap Jerseys human. He’s a father, a son, a husband, and a brother. During this unfortunate stretch in his life, Thomas has somehow managed to balance it all.

At a time when many would have crumbled, Thomas has excelled. Boston’s rattled off five straight victories and has started its second-round series with a convincing win over a tough Wizards opponent.

The 5’9 guard destroyed the Washington Wizards on Sunday, scoring 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting to lead Boston to a 123-111 Game 1 win of its second-round playoff series. He shot 5-of-11 from downtown, snapping an abysmal first-round stretch of 3-of-26 three-point shooting.

Thomas did it under surreal circumstances, having lost his younger sister in a car accident just a day before the playoffs began and attending her funeral the day before the second round. The All-Star guard even lost his front tooth for good measure.

“Basketball, when I’m on the court it just keeps me going,” Thomas said in his postgame interview with Doris Burke. “I do everything for my sister now, and that’s all I can do.”

Hansen ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds at the NFL combine

The referees handed out technicals to Beal and Jason Smith on Washington, as well as Bazemore and Taurean Prince for Atlanta. (Smith and Prince exchanged some shoves after this gif ends, which is why they were lumped into the punishment.)

But the bigger issue is how strict the NBA will be with their longstanding rule that players who step onto the floor during a scuffle will automatically receive a one-game suspension. Infamously, Amar’e Stoudemire was suspended from Game 5 of the 2007 Western Conference semifinals after he did it. You can clearly see from the screenshot that Marcin Gortat and Markieff Morris have moved from the bench to the court.

A feature of the modern spread is receivers running option routes that require them to read defenders and find grass.

“Honestly, I think that’s bigger than running the full route tree in college,” he says. “As a receiver, you pride yourself on being able to run routes, and I think that running routes isn’t all that hard. But something that is a little bit tougher for maybe some people is reacting and reading a defense on the fly, and I think that’s something that has really helped me in being in this offense.”

Hansen ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds at the NFL combine. He did 11 reps on the bench press, and jumped 35 inches vertically and 119 on the broad. His best combine Patriots Cheap Jerseys drill might’ve been the 20-yard shuttle, an agility test, which he completed in 4.13 seconds. That was ninth-best New York Giants Cheap Jerseys among receivers in Indianapolis.

Mike Conley’s 3-pointer is obviously a video game cheat code

Mike Conley is taking over! The Spurs had an early lead against the Grizzlies, which made Game 4 of this playoff series feel eerily similar. Memphis was in a rut, but they managed to go on a run and this Mike Conley was the exclamation mark.

Thanks to a nicely-timed screen, Conley created enough space to shoot a three but was snagged by the defender anyway. Still, that wasn’t going to stop Conley from draining that.

This is one of those shots you practice in the driveway as a kid, with the hopes that you get to show it off in an actual game. It’s better than that, actually. This is a cheat code shot.

That was a great shot and Mike Conley knows it.

But that leaves Brent Seabrook and Artem Anisimov as the guys Bowman could try to convince to waive their NMCs. Both players are expendable parts of the system relative to some other players, and their contracts aren’t so onerous that it’s impossible to see the other 30 teams being disinterested.

The circumstances make it difficult to see, though. Maybe some team views Seabrook as Authentic Cheap Jerseys being worth his nearly $7 million cap hit, but then you also need to (a) get both teams to agree to a fair trade, and (b) convince Seabrook to waive his NMC for that one team willing to take him.

Could that scenario come together? Sure. It would also be a lot more complicated than Bing Cheap Jerseys trading someone who couldn’t block any deal.

This isn’t going to happen for a lot of reasons, starting with the no-movement clauses. There’s also the matter of selling ownership on trading a big name like Toews or Kane when they’re regularly among the top-selling jerseys in the league. Trading popular players is hard — it’s even harder when they’re three-time Stanley Cup winners who helped transform the franchise.