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Why Terrell Owens doesn’t have to show up for his own party. Why teammates are right to believe in Dak Prescott. Why Falcons fans shouldn’t be too concerned about Julio Jones…yet. All that and more in this week’s 10-Point Stance.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported this week that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman’s failed performance-enhancing drug test was triggered by a substance that wasn’t immediately recognizable, and there are scientists analyzing it. 

If that’s accurate—if the NFL found something in Edelman’s system it hasn’t been able to identify—it would not be unusual in the battle against PEDs. Testers frequently find new substances.

This isn’t to say Edelman definitely cheated, but there’s one thing to remember about PEDs: The developers of these drugs are always inventing new ones, and the testers are often a step behind.

A scientist who developed PEDs told me some years ago that there are labs all over the world (particularly in China) inventing new substances to beat tests. Then the testers catch up, and the game is afoot.

To be clear, I’m not saying Edelman did that. It is, however, far from unusual for a league to find a previously unknown substance and then later identify it as a PED.

The naked pictures showed up on his Twitter timeline Monday afternoon, shortly after the Giants finished practice (proving once and for all that you can’t spell erotica without OTA).

The Giants drafted Moss in the fifth round last year, and he played in 14 games as a rookie.

In an unfortunate coincidence, he was dismissed from the football team at Nebraska after being charged with indecent exposure. He pleaded no contest but was banned from campus for four years, and he transferred to Youngstown State.

Cousins fits in effortlessly, and the locker room gravitates to him, as Rudolph described it, because he hasn’t tried to force his way into a leading role.

It’s just self-awareness, the quarterback explains. Just being aware enough to know where you fit but also understand that they know how to win and have won for several years now, and I don’t have to speak my mind or lead unnecessarily because they already have a good group doing that. Coach Zimmer has done a very good job of leading, so I look to him first and foremost. I’m just excited to contribute what I can and do my part.

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Two weeks ago, the NFL tried to pacify President Trump by instituting a slapdash new national anthem policy. It was such a bad and overt capitulation that many of the same owners who supposedly voted for it started backpedaling like cornerbacks the minute they were asked to explain themselves. But, hey, it was worth the awkwardness and second-guessing as long as they mollified their antagonist in chief. They plugged a leak with chewing gum and expected long-term stability. There. All fixed. Back to talking about football.

But even after a 13-3 season that gave the 49ers the No. 1 seed in the NFC (and the best record in all of football), no one believed that the 49ers could finish the job. Especially with the Cowboys standing in the way for a berth in Super Bowl XVI. Then came the game that culminated in The Catch. And that’s what made Dwight Clark’s feat even more impressive. Making the moment even more unforgettable was the fact that it represented a break from the same-old NFL. The Generals had finally beaten the Globetrotters, opening the door for a greater Theoren Fleury Jersey range of championship http://www.footballsteelersonline.com/Lynn-Swann-Jersey possibilities.

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In my mind, I think it’s immature when you do something like that, Jenkins told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday. That’s an immature thing to do. When you’re the president, you’ve got the power to do that. But it’s weird seeing that kind of thing happen.

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Starter Mike Leake, pitched into the ninth Thursday night, allowing the Rays only two runs on eight hits in a 5-4 win. I think there is a little something to be said with how we are rolling right now starting pitchers, he said.

To take Nicasio’s and Altavilla’s spots on the roster, first baseman Dan Vogelbach was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and the contract of right-hander Mike Morin was selected.

Garner, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 35 relief appearances last year for Double-A Tennessee and Iowa.

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It’s not known as of this time if Rodgers, like Duvernay-Tardif and (jokingly) Watt, will attempt to have his new doctor status reflected on his jersey next season.

BALTIMORE Pitching coaches talk about struggling hurlers going to the minors to regain confidence. It’s a mental thing. They know the competition is inferior, but by experiencing success, the hope is the pitcher retakes a major-league mound with renewed swagger.

We could be a better defensive club. We could be a better offensive club. I think one thing I harken on with this group, these guys are never satisfied. There’s a real hunger with which they play, with which they come to the yard and even though things have gone pretty well for the most part, everyone in that room understands that we can get better at every aspect still, and that’s still the expectation.

Should Keenum carry that momentum into the 2018 regular season, the retooled Broncos could find themselves back in the mix in the AFC West after missing the playoffs for two straight seasons.

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Torrey Smith: New anthem policy could stir things up

The NFL’s players had a long weekend for digesting last Wednesday’s changes to the anthem policy. And some of them are now sharing their thoughts about the situation. Panthers receiver Torrey Smith explained his own views on Tuesday.

The Dolphins parted ways with longtime starting center Mike Pouncey this offseason and acquired Daniel Kilgore in a trade with the 49ers as a replacement. Jake Brendel, who saw action in every game as a reserve last season, is also on hand.

That was not a problem for Luis Perez at first.

I was getting my butt kicked every single day by coach Carthel, Perez said. He would kick my butt every single day and I was tired of it, and I hated losing.

So, Perez went to YouTube and started researching. He figured out how to hold the pool cue a little better. He started learning to put spin on the ball. He occasionally ducked into the facility between classes and practiced. He started winning, sometimes in spectacular fashion.

Nearly every team to win a national title in recent memory, it turned out, did so using a Wilson 1005 ball. And so after his redshirt junior year, the first in which he started, Perez asked Carthel to switch over from the more cost-effective Wilson GSTs. Despite some apprehension on Carthel’s part, he texted Perez a week later: Hey, we’re ordering your footballs.

The actual motive was more simple: Perez liked the balls he had played with in junior college and needed a way to persuade Carthel to buy them. Once the Lions made the semifinals, they were the only team left that played with Wilson 1005s. So how could they lose?

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But if you can’t handle the truth, stay off my page. Don’t read articles, he continued. That’s how I felt. That’s how I still feel. And I’m grateful to be away from there, grateful to be where I’m at. And it helped me be grateful for where I was.

Outfielder Clint Frazier is expected to make his season debut on Saturday with the Royals facing left-hander Danny Duffy.
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As great as Nash was during their four seasons together, winning a pair of MVPs and twice taking the Suns to the West finals, D’Antoni believes he could have been more dominant if he hadn’t been so determined to be a traditional point guard.

Oh, without a doubt, I screwed that up, D’Antoni said. Nash was a purist. Steve’s a Hall of Fame point guard. He was unbelievably good. I just think instead of averaging 15 or 16 [points], he could have averaged 30 for us. He was that good of a shooter, and I don’t think it would have screwed the team up.

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It’s a 12-month process to build this roster, general manager Brandon Beane said in March, per ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak. We have to make sure we have the team the way we want it [in September].

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The receiver, 31, is vying to play for an NFL team this year, but said if no one shows interest, he will call it a career.

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Mayfield wore an orange No. 6 jersey at rookie minicamp, and it didn’t take long for him to showcase the free-range flair that evokes best-case comparisons to Brett Favre, worst-case comparisons to Johnny Manziel and everything in between.

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Former Patriots running back Andy Johnson died early Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 65.

The Patriots made him a fifth-round pick in 1974 out of Georgia. He spent eight seasons with New England before finishing his pro career with the USFL’s Boston Breakers in 1983.

Johnson rushed for 2,017 yards and 13 touchdowns on 491 carries in his Patriots’ career. He also caught 161 passes for 1,807 yards and nine touchdowns.

According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, the Warriors pushed the ball up the court via a run out or outlet only three times in the fourth quarter after doing so 22 times in the first three quarters.

Of course, Houston could say the same thing. The Rockets played only seven men Tuesday night, and the seventh man in that rotation, Gerald Green, logged just 12 minutes.

Aaron Carey, who attended St. Vincent/St. Mary six years after James graduated, has organized a GoFundMe account and hopes to raise $1 million to commission a life-size statue of James.

“First of all, thank you,” James said at Cavs shootaround Monday morning when informed of the planned statue. “It would be cool, not only for myself, but for my family and all the people that had anything to do with this journey thus far. I’m appreciative even of the thought.”

Carey has already reached out to artist Omri Amrany, who designed and built several of the bronze statues outside Staples Center in Los Angeles honoring former Lakers.

Amrany rendered a design of a high-school-age James in his signature headband and No. 23 high school jersey midflight on a hammer dunk with one tweak — he’s wearing his first signature Nike shoe, the Air Zoom Generation, which weren’t released until James was in the NBA.

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Owens said on 105.3 The Fan that he he doesn’t know why Garrett remains the coach despite never advancing past the divisional round of the playoffs.

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