Jets’ Brandon Marshall says Tom Brady is ‘not the best player ever’

Not everyone thinks Tom Brady is the greatest to ever play the game of football.

While Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall can admit the Patriots veteran is a phenomenal quarterback, he can’t acknowledge the five-time Super Bowl champion is the best player.

“I’ve got four kids at home so I’m just going to hang out with the family and continue celebrating until the next season starts,” Branch said.

Branch attended the White House celebration for the 2014 Patriots, when former President Barack Obama was in office, after New England defeated Seattle in Super Bowl 49.

Fellow defensive lineman Chris Long and linebacker Dont’a Hightower also announced plans to skip a White House trip. Long wrote on Twitter that not attending the ceremony was “my call.” Although he didn’t elaborate further, it’s believed Long’s stance is political in nature, based upon previous public comments he has made.

Hightower’s choice stems from the fact he already had visited the White House as part of a post-championship visit with the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also skipped New England’s White House trip two years ago.

More Patriots players may be following suit, despite the fact team owner Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick are friends with Trump. Running back James White, on Tuesday Cheap Jerseys America night with SiriusXM NFL Radio, said he was undecided.

LaDainian Tomlinson to join Chargers front office, report says

New England, which pulled off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history and its biggest in franchise history, won its fifth Super Bowl championship of the legendary Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era, 34-28, in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.

SN NFL writers David Steele, Vinnie Iyer and Alex Marvez all predicted a New England victory in Super Bowl 51. That was bad news to the majority of the country, which based on who-do-you-want-to-win poll results wanted Atlanta to interrupt its opponent’s dynasty. The Patriots fatigue was real.

Now it’ll only get worse as the Patriots spend the next year as defending champions yet again.

Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who’ll be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, apparently is adding another line to his resume: NFL executive.

Tomlinson, 37, will be added to the Los Angeles Chargers front office, NBC Los Angeles reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.

What sort of role Tomlinson will play is unclear. It could be as varied as public relations and building goodwill among a new fanbase in L.A. or being involved in the operations side of the NFL team.

Tomlinson, who retired after the 2011 season, has been a guest commentator and analyst on the NFL Network since 2012 and in that role has been vocal about what he thinks the Chargers needed to do with their roster, including at one point saying they should trade franchise QB Vip Cheap Jerseys Philip Rivers.

Titans offensive linemen gleefully chugged beers with dead catfish during Stanley Cup

Nashville is standing as one during the Stanley Cup Finals, and on Wednesday members of the Titans made sure they had great seats, and brought some catfish, too. Oh, they also shared their beers with the dead fish for … reasons.

It’s Marcus Mariota and his whole Titans offensive line, which is some solid team building. Mariota is obviously the designated driver, and good for him. The real star of this video is Quinton Spain, who is front and center with his shirt off, happy as can be, and sharing his beer with a catfish.

Prosecutors in Ohio decided not to charge Elliott after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend last July, and he was not arrested in connection with the alleged incident, but the NFL still hasn’t come to a conclusion in its own investigation as to whether he violated the league’s personal conduct policy.

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Sam, who posted poor testing times during pre-draft workouts, ultimately was selected late in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. By then, his saga had generated so much attention that President Barack Obama issued a congratulatory statement to Sam, the Rams and NFL “for taking an important step forward today in our nation’s journey.

the Nationals also have to replace a rental closer who bolted this offseason.

Norris has failed to meet expectations after being the centerpiece of the Nationals’ trade for Gio Gonzalez in 2011, but he’s still just 27 and has some power, hitting double-digit home runs each of the past three seasons. But he’s coming off a career-worst .186/.255/.328 slash line, and Washington only has career backup Jose Lobaton behind him on the depth chart. If Norris falters, the catcher spot could be a real weak point of the lineup.

Like the Cubs, the Nationals also have to replace a rental closer who bolted this offseason. Steady Mark Melancon, who solidified a shaky bullpen and helped clinch a division title for Washington, left for San Francisco. They tried to nab All-Star closer Kenley Jansen away from the Dodgers despite reportedly offering him $5 million more than Los Angeles, and were beat out by the Cubs for Wade Davis.

The battle looks like a race between the hard-throwing Blake Treinen and veteran Shawn Kelley, although neither has closing experience, proving to be a big risk in the Nats’ quest to repeat as NL East champs.

Seattle would love if an offensive lineman got close to dropping here, but outside of Western Michigan’s Taylor Moton, it’s too early for a lineman. Instead, they fill a huge void at cornerback.

McCaffrey seems highly likely to be a first-round pick, though finding the perfect spot for him isn’t easy. The Chiefs, who just lost Jamaal Charles and don’t have a true identity at the position, could use McCaffrey to amplify Alex Smith’s play.

If Harris is available and no major prospect slips, I’d be surprised if NBA Jerseys Wholesale he’s not the pick. The Cowboys need pass rushers and Harris fits the Cowboys’ mold.

A major-league deal: A’s roll out $19.99 monthly ballpark pass

This ought to get fannies in the seats.

On Thursday the A’s announced a new program beginning in June in which the team will sell monthly ballpark passes for $19.99, only $4.99 more than the lowest price tickets selling on the team’s official ticketing site.

A little back of the envelope math: Using June as an example, the A’s play 15 home games, including series against the best teams in the AL and NL, the Yankees and Nationals, respectively. Fifteen games for $19.99 comes to $1.33 per game.

Not. Bad.

The A’s (16-18) are averaging 16,159 fans per game, second worst in the majors, and they recently removed the tarp from third deck, which has remained largely empty.

The details: Passes, available only through MLB’s Ballpark app, include a seat for every game except in the (very long-shot) event of a sellout and includes access to the Oakland Coliseum’s Shibe Park Tavern and food trucks.

The early response has been overwhelmingly positive, the San Francisco Chronicle noted, even internally.

The cost to Washington shouldn’t be too high, but — and there’s a pretty big but here — given that Chicago held up general manager Mike Rizzo and the Nats like a convenience store in a bad neighborhood for Eaton, it might not get a fair deal for a player who was largely ineffective in a key role. Would the Chicago front office feed off Rizzo’s desperation?

The safest bet Washington could make at this point is to NBA Cheap Jerseys China consider in-house options to close games. Both Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen are closer candidates. Treinen’s stuff certainly plays better than Robertson’s.

For Washington to make a run at a playoff spot this year, it probably can’t afford to stumble out of the gate. Having a bona fide closer on opening day would probably be in its best interest.

But Robertson might not be worth taking a gamble on, either, even with options running out.

Marshawn Lynch return? Raiders might pull RB from retirement, report says

Marshawn Lynch is retired. He has made that clear multiple times: “I’m done. I enjoyed my time playing. Now it’s time to watch my cousins do they thing,” he told 60 Minutes Sports last June. Said former teammate Michael Robinson: “I called Beast Mode. Record this, everybody, please. Marshawn Lynch is retired. He told me from his own mouth. He said, ‘Dude, I’m not going anywhere.'”

The Raiders might be calling Lynch’s bluff.

Oakland, in need of a running back after Latavius Murray signed a free-agent deal with the Vikings on Thursday, is “strongly considering” bringing Lynch out of retirement and onto its roster, according to ESPN.

In order to eliminate that confusion, the league apparently is making a dance video to show what’s right and wrong. This is a tactic they’ve used in the past for other rules changes, such as showing players what is (and isn’t) a catch, and how to properly tackle.

Even though the video isn’t out yet, at least one player is upset at just the idea that it needs to be made. Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin voiced his thoughts on Twitter saying, “[The] NFL [needs] to [be] worried [about] a lot of other s— than worrying about a dude celebrating.”

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Irvin isn’t the only one who feels this way, but he’s the Make Your Own Cheap Jerseys most recent outspoken critic. During the season, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who was penalized numerous times for his celebrations, called for the league to explain what’s within the rulebook.

“You know you can’t really complain about the rules. You always want to stay positive, but in the midst of everything it feels like we need more clarification in regards to what I can and cannot do,” Brown said in October. “Excessive celebrating shouldn’t cost more than guys hitting guys in the helmet.”

Manfred later Tuesday refuted the tweet’s claims that the commissioner didn’t respond to offers by Correa

Chris Sale may have taken a no-decision in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Blue Jays, but the new Red Sox ace was still strong. Last December’s trade with the White Sox continues to pay off for the Cheap Throwback NFL Jerseys BoSox. Sale struck out 13 and walked just one in eight scoreless innings while scattering four hits. Sale is 1-1 in four starts with a 0.91 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings. Sale threw 102 pitches on Thursday, with 80 strikes.

The tweet claimed that Correa got no response from the commissioner and said, in closing, that “[p]unishment does not function as a deterrent when sanctions are applied arbitrarily.”

However, Manfred later Tuesday refuted the tweet’s claims that the commissioner didn’t respond to offers by Correa, and, in fact, said the reason he was placed on baseball’s permanently ineligible list was for his not cooperating, as requested by MLB after a federal investigation was concluded and Correa’s case adjudicated.

The commissioner’s statement read in part: “[MLB’s] Department of Investigations repeatedly requested Mr. Correa’s cooperation through his attorney. On July 21, 2016, Mr. Correa was informed directly that he would be placed on the permanently ineligible list if he did not cooperate with the Department of Investigations. Mr. Correa not only steadfastly refused to answer any questions, but also opposed the release of any documents by the [federal] government to the Office of the Commissioner. On August 23, 2016, Mr. Correa’s attorney told the Department of Investigations that Mr. Correa was not interested in ‘providing any information directly or indirectly to MLB.’”

NFL free agency: Giants get Eli Manning insurance by signing Geno Smith

Tigers ace Justin Verlander looked very shaky in his last two starts, prompting concern in the Motor City. Cancel the red alert. Verlander looking very strong in seven scoreless innings Thursday against the Mariners. He struck out eight and scattered five hits and two walks. He didn’t get a decision in Seattle’s 2-1 victory.

Mets starter Matt Harvey gave up six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Braves in a 7-5 loss. The right-hander yielded five hits and five walks. On a positive note, Harvey had four quality starts to begin the season before Thursday’s tough outing.

Every kid dreams of hitting a walk-off grand slam to win a game in extra innings. Matt Carpenter lived that dream Thursday afternoon as the Cardinals beat the Blue Jays 8-4 in 11 innings.

Geno Smith will remain in New York as he is expected to sign with the Giants, according to ESPN.

Giants expected to sign former Jets QB Geno Smith, per @JordanRaanan and me. Smith and Brandon Marshall teammates again.

According to NFL Media, the former Jets QB will take a physical with the team over the weekend and likely sign Monday. The 26-year-old will be brought in to compete for the backup quarterback position behind Eli Manning with Keith Wenning and Josh Johnson.

Smith had a roller-coaster of a career with the Jets, starting off with two poor seasons. His next two seasons were cut short due to injury, and he hasn’t had a chance to show if he’s progressed as a passer.

Now, he’ll get a chance to study under Manning, although it’s unclear how long his contract will end up being. If nothing else, the Giants will get a quarterback with at least some playing experience behind Manning in case the starter suffers an injury.

Smith reportedly had interest from other teams, including Dallas Cowboys Cheap Jerseys the Chargers and Browns.

Baseball Hall of Fame 2017 full voting results: How did Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens fare?

If it were just about the numbers, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez would be a lock to make the Baseball Hall of Fame. But the trio, all linked to performance-enhancing drugs in their careers, will have to wait at least another year to achieve baseball’s highest honor.

Ramirez, who unlike Bonds and Clemens, caught and punished twice by baseball for PED use, received 23.8 percent in his first attempt at the Hall of Fame.

Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, a home run and two RBIs in an 8-6 win over the Blue Jays. The home run was Judge’s 13th of the season, and his 10th in his last 14 games. Judge’s 13 home runs are the most by a rookie in their first 25 games of a season in MLB history.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa finally caught fire with four hits and a solo home run in a huge 10-1 win against the Rangers. In addition to man-handling their AL West foes, Correa also raised his average to .255 on the season.

Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has been impressive early this season, but the young hurler was lit up for six earned runs off of eight hits in just five innings in Cheap Jerseys USing Paypal a 7-2 loss to the Reds. Despite the loss, Taillon is still 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA this year.

Diamondbacks (17-12) at Nationals (18-9), 2:05 p.m. ET — Two of the most explosive offensive teams in MLB will face off after splitting the series’ first two games. Reigning NL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer (3-2, 2.94 ERA) will take the mound for Washington to duel against Braden Shipley, who is making his season debut.

Bernie Kosar: ‘No disrespect’ with ALS remark about Dwight Clark

The Cubs are good. It’s no secret, and there’s no secret to their success. At this point, the biggest unknown is whether the Cubs are going to be just as hungry in 2017 as they were in their championship-winning season. The gang’s still all together, and the Cubs made sure to supplement the outfield with Jon Jay and the bullpen with Wade Davis. Solid moves all around for a team that could be a dynasty in a few years.

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar said Wednesday he meant “no disrespect” to 49ers great and former Cleveland director of football operations Dwight Clark when he made a joke on Cleveland radio about Clark’s ALS diagnosis.

“We had a bad weekend with Gale Sayers being diagnosed [with dementia] … Dwight Clark Cheap Hats And Jerseys with ALS,” Kosar said on WKNR-AM, on Wednesday. “I could make a joke about [Clark’s] struggles in picking players when he was here. It almost makes me wonder if maybe it started earlier.”

Clark, who announced Sunday he has Lou Gehrig’s disease, was with the Browns from 1999-2002. Cleveland was 21-43 during those four seasons.

“It’s not about Schwarber hitting leadoff. He’s just not hitting like Schwarber yet, that’s all,” Maddon said. “Once he starts hitting, which he will, that number’s (on-base percentage) going to get so pretty.”

Schwarber’s woes continued as he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.