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Men’s Nike Minnesota Vikings 28 Adrian Peterson Elite Drift Fashion Purple Jersey The Seattle Seahawks planned to re-sign defensive end Michael Bennett after the Super Bowl, but sometimes the best laid plans go awry when free agency nears.

Bennett will test the market instead of re-signing with the Seahawks beforehand, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. per a source who has spoken to the player. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news.

Bennett was Seattle’s best pass rusher last season and is one of the best defensive ends available in a deep market this offseason. (He’s our No. 3 defensive end and our No. 9 player overall.

After he was “forced” to accept a one-year, $5 million contract a season ago because of his concerns about the health of his shoulder, now Bennett is set to cash in huge bucks on the open market. If Bennett leaves, teammate Chris Clemons figures to be safe. Rapoport notes that Seattle has made an offer, so Bennett wouldn’t be choosing free agency unless his camp was confident that a better deal awaits around the corner. The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears will wait for Bennett, among others.

Bennett joining his brother Martellus in Men’s Nike Minnesota Vikings 28 Adrian Peterson Elite Away White Football Jersey Chicago would be a great fit.

“Everybody was talking about that probably the game wasn’t going to be played,” Tanaka said through an interpreter. “But I kept my emotions intact, and I was game-ready.”

After a delay of one hour and 26 minutes, the skies cleared and Tanaka was able to turn in an interesting three-inning outing against the Phillies. He allowed a solo Freddy Galvis home run and one other hit, recording a strikeout with no walks, but said that he did not feel at the top of his game.

Asked to explain, Adrian Peterson Elite Jersey Tanaka replied with a smile, “Because I’m human. I just can’t be perfect every single day.”

Tanaka may be a harsher critic than Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who said that he was “very pleased” by what he saw from the right-hander. Tanaka threw 25 of 41 pitches for strikes, recording a swinging strikeout of Chase Utley on a nasty 0-2 splitter.

“Obviously, he understands how the ball felt coming out of his hand better than I did, and the pitches that he made, but it’s a step in the right direction,” Girardi said.

Girardi said that it worked out perfectly that the storms passed and the Yankees and Phillies were able to play; had the game been canceled, the Yankees probably would have had Tanaka throw a soft side session and then bounce back to pitch on Saturday.

“Today could have been [a problem] with the rain delay, because he has a routine, and with a lot of pitchers, your routine gets messed up with a rain delay,” Girardi said. “You’re not exactly sure when it’s going to start.”

Tanaka said that rain delays are uncommon in Japan, where many teams play in domed facilities, but that “it was sort of good practice for me to experience what I experienced today,” because delays will be a reality during the regular season.

He looked sharp in an 11-pitch first inning that ended with the Utley strikeout, and Tanaka pitched out of trouble in the second inning, stranding Marlon Byrd after his one-out double to right-center.  Adrian Peterson Nike Elite Jersey Of the nine outs Tanaka recorded, seven came on the ground.Youth Nike Minnesota Vikings 28 Adrian Peterson Elite Purple Team Color Jersey

“Considering how the wind was blowing today, I thought it would be better to get more groundouts,” Tanaka said. “I think that was good.”

Bill J.J.Watt Texans Jersey O’Brien, Houston Texans interested in Matt Cassel

The free agent quarterback market is as shallow as a plastic kiddie pool.

J.J.Watt Jersey Youth With Michael Vick being the best available talent, teams looking for starting-quality quarterbacks will be hard-pressed to meet expectations. But there are some options for teams looking to add a quality veteran arm, especially as a stopgap.

NFL J.J.Watt Texans Jersey Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Houston Texans have real interest in pursuing Matt Cassel. The quarterback opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason.

New Texans coach Bill O’Brien was an assistant with the Patriots during J.J.Watt Houston Texans Jersey Cassel’s final two seasons in New England.

Cassel proved he is a capable, yet unspectacular, starting quarterback after taking over for Christian Ponder in 2013. The Vikings’ passing game, while not prolific, became much more proficient under his guidance.

Chasing Cassel makes sense for the Texans, who will need a veteran presence once they dump Matt Schaub’s contract. A reunion with O’Brien also would provide Cassel with his best chance to compete for a starting quarterback job in an offense with which he is familiar.

Interest in the veteran might indicate the Texans aren’t sold on taking a quarterback No. 1 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft and would rather develop one taken in the later rounds while using Cassel as the bridge to that future.

Rapoport also J.J.Watt Jersey for Sale reported that, while it has been assumed Josh McCown would return to the Chicago Bears, the team hasn’t seemed committed to him. Coming off a career season, the veteran quarterback is likely to hit the open market.

Champ Bailey’s Hall of Fame career will not continue in J.J.Watt NFL Football Uniform Denver. The 12-time Pro Bowl pick is being released by the Denver Broncos, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a team source.

The news was first reported by CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Bailey met with the Broncos face to face Wednesday, and he wasn’t offered a pay cut to stay after 10 seasons with the team. The Broncos are ready to move on, Rapoport reported, but Bailey wants to keep playing.

That means J.J.Watt Jersey Sale Bailey will hit the free-agent market for the first time.

 2014 Men’s Nike Houston Texans 99 J.J.Watt Elite Team Color Jersey Bailey was a long-time leader for the Broncos, but his production no longer matched his big salary. The move also saves the Broncos about $10 million on the salary cap.

This means J.J.Watt Football Merchandise Denver faces big questions in the secondary, with the team’s best cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, also a free agent.

Bailey, meanwhile, should get a short-term contract offer after the top tier of free-agent cornerbacks land with their new teams next week.

Posey, Sanchez spur offense against D-backs J.J.Watt Texans Jersey

An J.J.Watt Jersey Youth RBI single by Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez’s two-run single highlighted a four-run, fifth-inning uprising Sunday that lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 Cactus League triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona starter Wade Miley left the game after four innings with a 2-1 lead. That represented unusual durability for this juncture of the spring, but it was necessary because Miley is expected to pitch one of the D-backs’ pair of regular-season games March 22-23 against the Dodgers in Australia.J.J.Watt Houston Texans Jersey Pablo Sandoval’s first-inning bloop single drove in Posey to account for San Francisco’s lone run off Miley.

The J.J.Watt Football Merchandise D-backs tied the game in the fifth on Miguel Montero’s RBI single and then went ahead on Gerardo Parra’s sacrifice fly. The Giants then broke through against reliever Brad Ziegler in the bottom of the inning, which began with singles by Juan Perez and Angel Pagan. Mark Minicozzi grounded into a forceout before Posey’s second hit brought home Pagan. After Hunter Pence’s groundout scored Minicozzi, Sandoval walked to set up Sanchez’s two-run single to right.

In his first competitive action for the Giants, starter J.J.Watt Jersey Sale Tim Hudson worked two hitless innings and struck out a batter. The right-hander awkwardly covered first base — the same play on which he fractured his right ankle last July 24 — on Eric Chavez’s second-inning grounder that was wide of the bag. Hudson let first baseman Brandon Belt’s catchable throw go by. But J.J.Watt Jersey for Sale Chavez was erased on an inning-ending double-play grounder, which prompted Hudson to cover first properly.

Up next: Monday will begin with a 10 a.m. MT “B” game against the Cubs in Mesa. The Giants need to provide innings for their pitchers, especially younger ones such as Kyle Crick, the top prospect who’s expected to appear in the morning contest. In the regularly scheduled game at Scottsdale, Tim Lincecum will make his Cactus League debut against the Padres and fellow right-hander Josh Johnson. Lincecum will attempt to break his pattern of consistently subpar spring performances.

Opening Day is in jeopardy for Padres’ center fielder Cameron Maybin, who suffered an injury to his left shoulder making a diving catch on Sunday.

Maybin, who missed all but 14 games in 2013 due to injuries, will have an MRI Monday morning, though the initial diagnosis suggested a fairly serious injury, said general manager Josh Byrnes.

In a game in Glendale, Maybin robbed the Dodgers’ Juan Uribe of extra bases in the fourth inning, racing from center to right for a catch. But between pitches to the next batter, Maybin dropped his glove and was in obvious pain.

The injury came a day after Maybin hit his first home run of the spring.

“Man, it felt good,” J.J.Watt NFL Football Uniform Maybin said after his home run on Saturday against the Royals. “I know it’s only two games in, but it felt really good to kind of click one. Just to kind of get that reassurance that the body feels well. You always gain confidence when you’re able to put together a good at-bat.”

Last season, Maybin spent time on the disabled list with first an impingement to his right wrist, which later required season-ending surgery. Maybin also missed time after he tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Maybin J.J.Watt Texans Jersey hit .264 with nine home runs and 40 steals in his first season with the Padres in 2011. He then hit .243 the following season.

If Maybin misses significant time, Will Venable is the likely candidate to see time in center field, as he did a year ago when he appeared in 80 games there.2014 Men’s Nike Houston Texans 99 J.J.Watt Elite Team Color Jerse

The Padres also have outfielders Carlos Quentin, newcomer Seth Smith and Chris Denorfia slated to see plenty of playing time in the outfield, though all are corner outfielders.

Houston Texans Store Report: Redskins tagging Brian Orakpo a ‘close call’

The Houston Texans Store Washington Redskins view Brian Orakpo as a priority this offseason, but if and how they will retain him remains to be seen.

The Andre Johnson Liberty White Jersey Washington Post cited an unnamed member of the organization saying it is a “really close call” whether or not the Redskins will franchise tag Orakpo.

According to the Saturday report, there are differing views within the Redskins organization as to whether or not the outside linebacker is worth the price of the franchise tag or even a long-term contract. One thought is that for a team with so many needs, one player taking up so much cap space — in the short or long term — would be the wrong move for the franchise.

The Redskins have until Monday to decide whether or not to tag Orakpo. The tag for linebackers is $11.455 million.

We mentioned weeks ago that Orakpo would be a candidate to get franchised. The thought process was that Washington isn’t in a position to watch a talent such as Orakpo walk out the door.

Ranked as the No. 2 overall free agent on Houston Texans Andre Johnson Camo Football Jersey Around The League’s 101 free agents list, the 27-year-old linebacker is still in the prime of his career.

The Redskins will have around $30 million of cap space to spend. The first decision that must be made is on Orakpo’s future in Washington.

“I feel bad for the kid. But the amazing thing about him is, he’s so upbeat,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It’s sad. He wants to play baseball. We were all looking forward to him having a good year. But the key here is getting him healthy. He needs to be healthy, so get this thing fixed — whatever they’re going to do — and go from there.”

Sano, who had a chance to make his big league debut this year, was disappointed about missing the season but was confident that the injury would not hamper his career.

“When I come back, I’m the same player,” Sano said.2014 Men’s Nike Houston Texans 80 Andre Johnson Elite Alternate Battle Red Jersey

Sano was originally diagnosed with a strained UCL this offseason after playing in just two games in his native Dominican Republic in the Dominican Winter League. But after consulting with Twins doctors and Dr. James Andrews, it was determined Sano needed only rest and rehabilitation instead of surgery.

Antony explained that if Sano had the surgery in November, he would’ve missed most of the Minor Andre Johnson NFL Uniform League season, so the Twins were hoping Sano would be able to play the whole season after rehabbing this offseason. Antony added that Sano didn’t reinjure his elbow, as the MRI results were the same as they were in November. The elbow just didn’t get any better.

“[Sano] might’ve been ready at the tail end of the regular season [if he had surgery in November]. But if you can avoid surgery, [you try] any time you have that chance, [and] he might not have missed any of the season,” Antony said. “So do you want to be back for the last month of the season or possibly play the entire season? It was our doctors and Dr. Andrews who agreed that it was the right course of action. So we don’t have any regrets on how it was handled.”

Andre Johnson Texans Jersey Sano, who hit a combined .280/.382/.610 with 35 homers, 30 doubles and 103 RBIs in 123 games split between advanced Andre Johnson Merchandise Class A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain last season, was cleared to throw at the start of Spring Training, and he didn’t have any issues until Thursday’s intrasquad game.

The Twins were hopeful that it was just normal soreness or inflammation, but the MRI exam on Friday confirmed their worst fear that the infielder would need season-ending surgery.Andre Johnson Apparel

Miami Texans Store Online Dolphins unlikely to shop Jordan, Wallace, Wake

Any time an organization changes general managers, league-wide speculation mounts that the new sheriff will begin jettisoning players to reshape the team under a new philosophy.2014 Men’s Nike Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus Elite Team Color Jersey The Miami Dolphins are a prime candidate to unload former general manager Jeff Ireland’s pet projects now that Dennis Hickey is calling the front-office shots. There are mixed reports on the availability of Ireland’s big-ticket items. Whitney Mercilus Football Shirts CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Friday, via league sources, that the Dolphins have begun shopping 2013 No. 3 overall draft pick Dion Jordan, while rival executives believe Hickey might also be open to dealing Mike Wallace and Cameron Wake. It’s our understanding, however, that the Dolphins are not shopping any of those players. A Dolphins source told the Miami Herald that La Whitney Mercilus Jersey Canfora’s report is false in regard to all three players. The team denied the reports with “no equivocation,” added the Herald’s Armando Salguero. A source also informed the Palm Beach Post that the Dolphins have not spoken to other teams about Jordan and that there hasn’t been any internal dialogue about trading Wallace or Wake. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Hickey eventually dangles Jordan, who has no clear-cut position in coordinator Kevin Whitney Mercilus Women’s Football Jersey Coyle’s 4-3 defense. The former Oregon star is better suited as an edge rusher in a 3-4 scheme, and he’s buried behind 2013 breakout star Olivier Vernon in Miami. Even if Hickey is collecting draft picks and clearing cap space to rebuild his tattered offensive line and lock up Brent Grimes, it’s hard to imagine Wallace and Wake changing uniforms this offseason. Salary-cap penalties aside, the Dolphins couldn’t get enough value in return to make it worth pulling the trigger. Drafted by the D-backs in the eighth round in 2009, Goldschmidt was reported to have a slow bat and was not regarded as a good defender. No one, though, told Goldschmidt as he consistently put up big offensive numbers while impressing the organization with his work ethic and maturity. Goldschmidt hit 18 home runs in 287 at-bats in rookie ball in 2009 and 35 the next year in Whitney Mercilus NFL Uniform Class A Advanced Visalia, and he had 30 in 366 at-bats at Double-A Mobile before the D-backs had seen enough and called him up to the big leagues. It has been a steady progression for Goldschmidt ever since. He had an .808 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 48 Major League games in 2011, an .850 in a full 2012 season and a .952 last year. So much for the slow bat. And for those with questions about his defense, they can check his mantel for the Gold Glove he won last year. “He’s had some pretty good years since he’s come up in 2011, but he’s humble,” Texans Store Online D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. “He’s humble to death to make sure that he doesn’t think that he’s got it figured out. Just good habits, he’s got good habits.” Goldschmidt focuses on those habits, rather than the numbers.Whitney Mercilus Texans Jersey White They include showing up every day with a good attitude, being focused during his cage work and when taking pregame ground balls, being a good teammate and making sure he stays in good physical shape throughout the season.

J.J. Watt Camo Jersey Charles Woodson: Retirement a ‘serious consideration’

JJ Watt Military Jersey Charles Woodson said earlier this week he “definitely” plans on playing in 2014. Will that change if the Oakland Raiders don’t make him an offer he feels is fair?

“If the right numbers don’t come across for myself and from the team standpoint, it’s a serious consideration, at this point, that I could’ve played my last season in the NFL,” Woodson told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via JJ Watt Jersey Sale CSN Bay Area.

“That’s something that I think about. I do plan on playing another year,” Woodson added. “Hopefully something can get done with the Raiders and, if not, I would have to take a hard look at last year being the last one.”J.J.Watt U.S Army Day Football Jersey

Woodson cashed in on an incentive-laden deal last season, ultimately earning $3.3 million under the terms of the one-year contract. Woodson understands that his age — he’ll turn 38 in October — plays a factor.

“When you get past a certain age, it’s no longer about what you do on the field,” Woodson said. “It’s about your age. They look at the age first and then what you do on the field second. There’s no rush for any team to sign a veteran player. It’s not just a Raiders situation. It’s a league-wide deal.”

Woodson showed flashes off his old self in 2013, but it’s hard to imagine the rebuilding Raiders making any type of substantial investment. Woodson is likely a part-time player JJ Watt Jersey Cheap at this stage. If he can accept a salary that comes with that role, he’ll probably be back.

If not, we might have already seen the end.

The Internet’s longest-running and No. 1 sports streaming product has returned for a 12th season. Signups are underway for the MLB.TV Premium ($129.99 a year, $29.99 a month) and Houston Texans J.J. Watt Salute To Service NFL Football Jersey Shirt MLB.TV ($109.99, $19.99) packages. More than 200 Spring Training exhibitions will be streamed live as part of the subscription, with no blackouts.

The first games were streamed on Wednesday, and Thursday brought five more live games.

Friday’s slate has six MLB.TV games JJ Watt Wisconsin Badgers Jersey : Marlins vs. Cardinals, Pirates vs. Blue Jays, Tigers (ss) vs. Phillies, Nationals vs. Mets, Cubs vs. Angels and White Sox vs. Dodgers. The return of at least one of those clubs to action will be an MLB.TV treat for one particular subscriber of note.

“Having MLB.TV is a great thing for me, having the passion I have for baseball and the love I have for the game,” Mets legend Dwight Gooden said in a recent visit to the studios in New York. “Obviously, I’m a Met at heart, but there are a lot of teams I like to follow JJ Watt Pro Bowl Jersey. I like to follow a lot of the young pitchers, so if I’m traveling or doing anything and can’t get to my TV, I have my laptop right there where I can keep up with the game instead of waiting for it to come on with the postgame stuff. I get the live action right there.”

MLB.TV Premium subscribers again will have access to every live out-of-market game across all supported devices, home and away broadcast feeds and a free 2014 subscription to the top sports app of all-time, At Bat, which was just released on Tuesday. You can watch live games on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire and Windows Phone 8.

In addition to its already more than 400 supported mobile and connected devices, MLB.TV Premium will be accessible later this spring across new connected platforms, including Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Further details, including the introduction of additional device support, will be available upon the launch of  J.J. Watt Camo Jersey MLB.TV Premium on each respective device.

Men’s Nike Houston Texans 99 JJ Watt Realtree Collection Elite Camouflage Jersey “It’s totally different than when I played,” Gooden said. “Back then, WOR covered the Mets, so you got to catch it at night, or maybe ESPN, but now they have so many networks, and with, I can watch it on my laptop. Technology is amazing. Who knows what it’s going to be like in a couple of years? I’m very happy where it’s at now.”

Houston Texans Store Offseason Forecast: San Diego Chargers

The Houston Texans Store Chargers did well to make it to the divisional round of the playoffs, but they have to plan as though they were fortunate to reach the postseason. With Frank Reich replacing Ken Whisenhunt at coordinator, general manager Tom Telesco plans to infuse the offense with a speed element that was missing last season. Look for more two tight end sets to get speedy Ladarius Johnathan Joseph Authentic Jersey Green on the field. Armed with a new contract extension, defensive coordinator John Pagano will be begging for more playmakers in free agency and the draft.

Biggest Free Agents

» LB Donald Butler: Around The League’s highest-rated free agent inside linebacker is reported to be the Chargers’ top priority entering March. A three-down linebacker yet to turn 25 years old, Butler is one of the few obvious defensive building blocks in San Diego.

» G Chad Rinehart: Formerly a third-round bust with the Redskins, Rinehart has turned his career around and solidified the Chargers’ interior. He could be brought back at a reasonable rate.

Other key free agents: DT Cam Thomas, WR Danario Alexander, CB Richard Marshall, RB Ronnie Brown, QB Charlie Whitehurst

What they need

Speed on both sides of the ball. The defense lacks star-caliber players and is particularly shallow on cornerbacks and edge rushers. With the futures of Rinehart and Jeromey Clary up in the air, offensive guard will have to be addressed in free agency or the draft. The Bolts also need young receivers behind Keenan Allen and a backup to tailback Ryan Mathews on early downs.

On the way out?

» WR Houston Texans Johnathan Joseph Jersey Sale Eddie Royal / Malcom Floyd: The Bolts can save $4.5 million against the salary cap by releasing Royal, who was an afterthought once Keenan Allen emerged as Philip Rivers’ go-to receiver. Floyd will be 33 years old when the 2014 season starts. He’s yet to be cleared to resume football activities following a career-threatening neck surgery.

» OL Johnathan Joseph Jersey Texans Jeromey Clary: With a cap number due to exceed $6 million this season, Clary’s play is no longer worthy of his bloated contract.

» CB Derek Cox: One of free agency’s biggest busts last year, Cox was benched in favor of fringe roster players shortly after signing a four-year, $20 million contract. His release would leave nearly $4 million in dead money against the cap.

» FB Le’Ron McClain: Why pay a guaranteed $2.5 million to a lead blocker who plays on just 12 percent of offensive snaps?

Offseason crystal ball

The first order of business is to free up cap space by jettisoning bloated veteran contracts. Once that is done, Telesco can take a two-pronged approach in free agency and the draft. He needs to acquire a cornerback via each avenue, perhaps addressing the position with a first- or second-round draft pick. There’s immediate pass-rushing help on the horizon with Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram returning to full health, so that can be back-burnered. Finally, Mathews has earned a contract extension by running as hard as any back in the league last season.

Major League Baseball called upon its long history as a social institution to speak its mind on the controversial Arizona Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses in the state to prohibit gays and others from being extended service based upon the religious beliefs of proprietors.

The bill was vetoed by Arizona Johnathan Joseph Jersey 2014 Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday.

“As the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs stand united behind the principles of respect, inclusion and acceptance,” read a statement released by the league. “Those values are fundamental to our game’s diverse players, employees and fans. We welcome individuals of different sexual orientations, races, religions, genders and national origins.

“MLB has a Johnathan Joseph Jersey zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation, as reflected by our collective bargaining agreement with the MLB Players Association. Accordingly, MLB will neither support nor tolerate any words, attitudes or actions that imperil the inclusive communities that we have strived to foster within our game.”

Brewer called a news conference at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Wednesday evening and said the bill was problematic and “could result in unintended and negative consequences.”

“I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve,” Brewer said.

Texans Store Pierre Thomas, Saints discuss future in New Orleans

Texans Store Still millions away from an agreement with Jimmy Houston Texans Pro Shop Graham, the New Orleans Saints are diving into the couch cushions for loose change.

Pierre Texans Store Online Thomas is one established player who could be affected by Graham’s contract talks.

Thomas’ agent told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday that the Saints have reached out to discuss the running back’s future with the club.

The agent would not reveal the specifics of that phone call.

Although Antonio Smith Texans Jersey multiple local writers have pointed out that trimming Thomas’ $2.9 million salary would leave no dead money against the cap, the bet here is that the Saints floated the idea of an extension that would be team-friendly for the 2014 season.

An integral chess piece in coach Sean Payton’s offense, Thomas led the Saints in rushing yards last season. More impressively, he also topped all NFL running backs with 77 receptions.

Antonio Smith Nike Jersey Even with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson providing quality depth, it would be a surprise if Thomas was flat-out dumped this offseason.

Angels starter Antonio Smith Texans Jersey with Captain Patch C.J. Wilson was struck in the left side of the head by a comebacker off the bat of Yorvit Torrealba during live batting practice at one of the back fields at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex Tuesday.

Wilson sprang back to his feet, told everyone he’s fine and wanted to throw the 10 pitches that remained in his session. But the 33-year-old left-hander had some bleeding and was instead carted off the field, leaving to undergo a precautionary CT scan.Wholesale Texans Apparel Online Shop

Wilson Antonio Smith Jersey was texting back-and-forth with general manager Jerry Dipoto throughout and posted a lighthearted message on his Twitter account shortly thereafter, writing: “Everything is fine, except that pitch I threw. Shoulda caught it.”

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“He was very cognizant; he was aware of what was going on, what was happening, and never lost consciousness,” Dipoto said. “The initial read is that neurologically he is fine.”Men’s Nike Houston Texans 94 Antonio Smith Elite Team Color NFL Football Jersey

Arian Foster Jersey Posey determined to regain peak form

Arian Foster Texans Jersey Buster Arian Foster Jersey Posey is doing everything he can to prevent a repeat of last season, including practicing his bunting. That’s right, bunting.

More than an hour before Monday’s regularly scheduled workout, Posey entered the batting cage at Scottsdale Stadium to try tapping a few dozen balls along the baselines. Third-base coach Tim Flannery, the Giants’ bunting guru, dispensed baseballs into the pitching machine and advice and encouragement to Posey.

“This wasn’t my idea,” Flannery good-naturedly yelled to an onlooker. No, it was Posey’s. And it was a good idea, too.

As Posey explained, sharpening his bunting would force him to concentrate on focusing on the incoming pitch until it hits the barrel of the bat — exactly what he wants to accomplish with his swing. The drill exercised Posey’s hand-eye coordination and his ability to position his bat at a proper angle.

It was a small yet helpful step toward Posey’s preparation for the regular season.

“I think spring’s a process,”  Houston Texans Arian Foster Camo Football Jersey Posey said. “You have to go into it with the pride and mentality that you’re not going to come out personally with guns blazing to start with. But you need to be doing the correct things, be working toward the ultimate goal of ‘peakness,’ I guess you could say, as the season approaches.”

The Giants hope Posey won’t peak at all, but instead reach a plateau and more or less remain there. That’s largely what he accomplished in 2012, when he batted a National League-high .336 with 24 home runs and 103 RBIs while winning a slew of awards, including NL Most Valuable Player. Posey’s performance sagged last year, when he hit .294 with 15 homers and 72 RBIs.

Most catchers fantasize about having a 2013 campaign like Posey’s. But having proven capable of more, he seeks excellence, not just competence.

So Posey, who turns 27 on March 27, transformed last year’s disappointment into diligence. No more 42-point dips in batting average. No more third-place NL West ties for the Giants. Arian Foster Jersey Sale

“I definitely think it served as extra motivation,” said Posey, who gained 10 pounds, mostly muscle, due to his winter workouts.

Posey 2014 Men’s Nike Houston Texans 23 Arian Foster Elite Alternate Battle Red Jersey pointed out that gaining weight wasn’t his objective. Gaining power that resulted from the added pounds was. Posey faded physically as last season elapsed, batting .325 with 13 homers before the All-Star break and .244 with two homers after the Midsummer Classic. His 16 RBIs following the break matched the seventh-fewest among NL players with at least 200 plate appearances.

“I think maybe the 10 pounds part is not necessarily the focal point. The focal point was more about being strong and explosive,” Arian Foster NFL Uniform Posey said. “That’s our game. That’s baseball. You have to be strong, but everything you do is explosive. Hitting is explosive. Pitching is explosive. Catching and blocking [pitches] are explosive. So I think that was more of the focal point, trying to get in good shape to maintain that throughout the course of the year.”

Posey acknowledged that last year eroded him mentally as well as physically: “I think when you really struggle like we did last year, you’re constantly thinking, ‘What can I do differently? What can we all do differently to get back on track?’ After doing that for a few months, yeah, it can take a toll on you.”

Fortunately for the Giants, Arian Foster Merchandise Posey wasn’t the only player to report to camp in encouraging shape. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval lost weight. Right-hander Tim Lincecum might have thrown more in the offseason than ever. Dependent on speed, center fielder Angel Pagan stayed sleek below the belt while developing a prizefighter’s arms.

“I think that’s somewhat unique about baseball,” Posey said. “Football guys have a lot of camps in the offseason; I don’t know how basketball does it. But the onus is on the player to be in good shape and obviously you think guys at this level are going to do everything in their power to be in their best shape. But I don’t think that’s always the case.”

Seeing his teammates renew their momentum has buoyed Posey’s optimism.

“It’s been good,” he said. “We have a lot of the same guys back, so everybody’s comfortable with each other. But when we’re out on the field, everybody’s taking it seriously and trying to get better each day.”Arian Foster Apparel

Brian Cushing Jersey Jadeveon Clowney puts up just 21 reps in bench press

Brian Cushing Texans Jersey South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney didn’t wow anybody Sunday with his bench press at the NFL Scouting Brian Cushing Jersey Sale Combine, putting up just 21 reps at 225 pounds.

There were 14 defensive linemen at last year’s combine who had at least 28 reps, and Georgia Southern’s Jerick McKinnon led the running backs at this year’s combine with 32. Heck, Miami punter Pat O’Donnell had 23 reps this year.

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Clowney measured 6-foot-5 and 266 pounds, with an arm length of 34½ inches, at the combine weigh-in. Granted, big bench-press numbers are not the be-all, end-all for defensive ends, especially those who possess rare pass-rush skills, but the 21 still is a low number.

There were 36 defensive linemen at the combine who had as many or more bench reps than Clowney, while 13 had fewer. Potential first-round tackle Ra’Shede Hageman of Minnnesota was tied for third with 32, while Pitt tackle Aaron Donald was second with 35. Donald is a potential second-rounder. Boston College tackle Kaleb Ramsey had the most, with 36.

Defensive end Mario Williams, who went first to Houston in the 2006 draft, had 35 reps at the combine. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said Saturday that Clowney has “more upside than Mario Williams ever dreamed of” and that Clowney has the skill set and talent to be “the most dominant player in the league.”

But Mayock also openly questioned Clowney’s intensity level. Mayock said because there are questions about the possible answer, Clowney might not be the first non-quarterback selected in May. Mayock said that would happen “solely because of inconsistencies off the field and the work ethic.”

Conventional wisdom was that 2014 Men’s Nike Houston Texans 56 Brian Cushing Elite Alternate Battle Red Jersey Kent State running back Dri Archer would have one of the best 40 times at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he came through Sunday, blazing to an official clocking of 4.26 seconds in his first attempt. It was the fastest time of the day.

Archer, who was one of the best sprinters in the state of Florida in high school, had boldly predicted he would break Tenneseee Titans RB Chris Johnson’s combine record of 4.24, saying his personal best was a 4.21.

 Brian Cushing Jersey Archer fell just short Sunday, but the razor-thin margin was close enough to make the record-holder sweat a little.

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No running back came close to Archer in the 40. The second-best clocking belonged to Georgia Southern’s Jerick McKinnon at 4.41. McKinnon also led the running backs in the bench press with 32 reps — not bad for a guy who spent a lot of time at quarterback as a senior.

The third-best time belonged to Brian Cushing Apparel Missouri’s Henry Josey at 4.43. Josey missed all of the 2012 injury because of a severe knee injury suffered near the end of the 2011 season.

Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas — another former track guy who was expected to have one of the best times of the day — disappointed with a 4.50 clocking.

Baylor’s Brian Cushing Merchandise Lache Seastrunk was expected to have one of the top times, but his best was a 4.51. Seastrunk did impress in the vertical jump (41.5 inches) and the broad jump (11 feet, 2 inches).