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Joe Thomas is the best offensive Ben Roethlisberger Black Game Jersey lineman in the game and now he reportedly is going to be paid like it.According to ESPN, the Browns gave their starting left tackle a raise for the final year of his seven-year, $80.5 million contract he signed in 2011. The final year of his contract is for the 2018 season, but it is an option year in which he is set to be paid $8.8million in base salary.Cleveland clearly wants to do all they Jesse James Jersey can to guarantee he'll pick up that option as they raised his salary for the 2018 season by $1.5 million. In addition to that, they gave him a $1.5 million roster bonus for the 2017 season.With all of the bonus money and salary additions he will take home $13.5 million in 2018 which will Heath Miller Nike Black Elite Jersey make him the NFL's highest paid offensive lineman.The 10-time Pro Bowlerwas the epitome of durability in his first 10 years in the NFL. He never mi sed a snap and played every snap in 2017 until he suffered a season-ending triceps injury in Week 7.The 32-year-old is expected to return next season and Ben Roethlisberger Jersey he will be a little bit richer when he does.

Dan Quinn Conversations with Julio Jones

Your daily "The Atlanta Falcons aren't fretting about Julio Jones" headline comes from Dan Quinn on this Friday. Le'Veon Bell Jersey The head coach said at the close of Falcons minicamp that the team has been in conversations with the receiver, who skipped spring workouts in hopes of getting a new deal. "The good news is that there are conversations that have begun," Quinn said Thursday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We'll keep those private. I have a lot of faith in the organization and also in Julio that things will get resolved with good communications. I'm sure that'll be a part of it as well." We're left to a sume those "conversations" were about quelling Jones' contract concerns, not about where LeBron James will sign this summer. Everyone we've heard from this week -- Matt Ryan, other teammates, and now the coach -- dismi sed Jones skipping mandatory minicamp as a big deal. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a long-term i sue. Until we hear from Julio, however, it's all just white Franco Harris Jersey noise. Jones has seen his five-year, $71.25 million contract extension -- $14.25 million per year average -- pa sed over seven times over. He now sits as the eighth-highest paid receiver in the NFL, behind Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins, Jarvis Landry, A.J. Green and Davante Adams in per year average. On the one hand, Jones should have expected when he signed a deal through the 2020 season other receivers would eventually JuJu Smith-Schuster Women Black Alternate Jersey pa s him in earnings. On the other hand, with a finite number of years to play profe sional football Jones owns the right to seek out as many paydays a team is willing to oblige. Jones' situation -- trying Antonio Brown Alternate Limited Jersey to get a new deal with three years left on his current contraction -- could be instructive to other superstar players. Might we see playmakers take shorter extensions in the future to get more potential bites at the free-agent apple? Kirk Cousins inking only a three-year deal could be instructive, especially with modern medicine curtailing most of the career-threatening injuries. It's a positive sign that Quinn is confident a solution with Jones can be agreed to before training camp in late July. If the situation lingers into August, the nonchalance in Atlanta could turn into handwringing.

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The New York Jets are proving once again that they are the most gifted [url=][b]Jim Brown Jersey[/b][/url] losing franchise in profe sional football. Sure, there are NFL teams that lose in a more relentle s manner than Gang Green. But to be a fan of New York's other team is to experience the full gamut of despair. From heartbreak to hopele s, every yard of the field is covered. We've obviously drifted into the "hopele s" category this offseason. Things reached a nadir this week with the team's ill-timed decision to cut stalwart linebacker David Harris. Wide receiver Eric Decker isn't far behind. Since the end of their 2016 regular season, the Jets have cut ties with Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harris and, eventually, Decker. You can make a strong case that those were the six most important players on the roster this time last year. Whoa. This isn't a rebuild. It's a full-scale demolition. Jets fans, meanwhile, are left to pick up the pieces while trying to avoid the thunderously depre sing realities of tweets like this: From an NFL exec- "I think the Jets might have the worst roster I've seen in a decade."- Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) June 7, 2017 For the record, this is inexcusable! The Jets have been around for six decades -- how could they have the roster strength of an expansion team? In the words of Don Corleone, "How did things ever get so far?" Out of respect for Jets fans, I believe answers are demanded right now. And that's why I've called Mike Maccagnan, the general manager of the team, to appear in front of the Aggrieved Fan Intelligence Committee on Thursday. (Disclaimer: I didn't actually speak with Mike Maccagnan. I'm doing a cute little thing tying into topical current events in the United States. Just play along.) END AROUND: I'd like to call this hearing to order. Mr. Maccagnan, I appreciate your willingne s to appear before the committee today, and more importantly, I thank you for your dedicated effort to fix the New York Jets. Your appearance speaks to the trust we have built over the years, and I'm looking forward to a very open and candid discu sion. MACCAGNAN:(groggy) How did I get here? What's happening? [url=][b]Baker Mayfield White Game Jersey[/b][/url] END AROUND:Never mind that. Mr. Maccagnan, the Jets have not appeared in the NFL's postseason tournament since the 2010 season. They are coming off a 5-11 campaign and are widely believed to be in po se sion of the most talent-deprived roster in football entering 2017. How do you answer to that? MACCAGNAN: We understand the frustration of the fans. We are making moves today with an eye on a better tomorrow for the New York Jets. END AROUND: So you're willing to admit under oath that the Jets are going to, ya know, suck this year? MACCAGNAN: We're going to do everything we can to put the team in the best position to compete every week. END AROUND: But you've fired pretty much every notable veteran with proven playing ability. People are calling this the most blatant tank job in recent NFL history. MACCAGNAN: I understand that. END AROUND: Do [url=][b]Myles Garrett Jersey[/b][/url] you? MACCAGNAN: Wait, what? END AROUND: Never mind. Can you speak to the rumors that Todd Bowles has been in a sustained state of controlled sobbing since Tuesday afternoon? Todd Bowles in the room adjacent to the #Jets pre ser area ... Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) June 6, 2017 MACCAGNAN: I can neither confirm nor deny that. END AROUND: You gotta admit, Todd's gettin' boned pretty good here. MACCAGNAN: I believe Todd Bowles is a fine teacher and a proven leader of men. As we embark on this exciting new frontier for the franchise, we're proud to have Todd out in front. END AROUND: But he'll probably get fired if you guys go 2-14, right? MACCAGNAN: Yeah, probably. END AROUND: How about the quarterback position? You just dumped David Harris, a future Ring of Honor inductee, because he's 33 and makes more than minimum wage. You're in the proce s of disappearing Eric Decker for the crime of exiting his 20s. With that in mind, how can you justify starting a 38-year-old Josh McCown in Week 1? MACCAGNAN: It is instrumental to have a respected veteran in the quarterback room with our younger players like Christian and Bryce. We are very lucky to have Josh in the building. END AROUND: But can't you say the same thing about Harris with the linebackers and Decker with the wide receivers? Surely, leadership is needed in various corners of the locker room. That explanation doesn't make sense. MACCAGNAN: Ummmm ... Hey, look over there! (tries to escape but is stopped at the exit and escorted back to his seat) END AROUND:Two years ago, you were named the NFL's Executive of the Year. Now,people are writing columns wondering if your team could defeat the 2011 "Suck For Luck" Colts. Are you concerned about your job security at all? MACCAGNAN: What, have you heard something? END AROUND: Huh? MACCAGNAN: Nothing ... Just thought you might have, you know, heard something from someone. Yeah, I feel great about my job security. It's Belichick-esque. END AROUND: Which is your preferred hashtag: #ScamForSam, #HosinForRosen or #Failin4Allen? MACCAGNAN: No comment. END AROUND:OK, OK. Last one. What do you want your Jets legacy to be? MACCAGNAN: That's a tough question. END AROUND: C' [url=][b]Joe Haden Orange Alternate Jersey[/b][/url] mon Mike. When you're gray and old, and you've moved on from both the Jets and this sport, how do you want to be remembered? What do you want on your football tombstone? MACCAGNAN:(long pause) Here lies Big Mac. (longer pause) He was better than Idzik. END AROUND: You're still in good shape there, Mike. Thank you.