NFL Scouting Combine 2017: Florida LB Jarrad Davis to skip drills while ankle heals

Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis will sit out the drills portion of next month’s NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.

Davis, considered one of the top linebackers in this year’s NFL Draft, is still recovering from an ankle injury that kept him out of the final three games of the Gators’ Cheap Jerseys US 2016 season. Rapoport reported Davis will meet with NFL teams at the Combine but is expected to do a full workout — including the 40-yard dash — at Florida’s Pro Day.

Davis had 60 tackles, including six for losses, and two sacks in nine games last season. He was one of the five finalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding linebacker.

We got a ballgame. The Patriots immediately made the Falcons pay for their turnover and scored on a six-yard Tom Brady pass to Danny Amendola on the fifth play of a drive that started on the Falcons’ 25-yard line. James White’s rush for the two-point conversion crossed the goal line, and New England made it a one-score game with 5:56 to play. 28-20, Falcons.

The complete list of Scouting Combine participants has not been released.

“Often, it’s a quick meet-and-greet and then — boom — they dive right into the player’s past,” Savage said. “The challenge for the prospect being interviewed is that he’s got to be totally honest because often, particularly with the seniors, the clubs already know the answers to those questions. They want to find out if that player is telling the truth because if he’ll lie in their first exposure to them in a 15-minute interview, then he’s going to lie to them when he’s part of their team.

Francisco Lindor turned down extension with Indians worth nearly $100M, report says

Francisco Lindor is one of the best young players in baseball and after just over 1 1/2 seasons in the MLB he has been offered a $100 million extension with the Indians.

Sounds good right?

Apparently not for Lindor, who turned down the big-money contract prior to opening day, according to SI.com. The shortstop, who is making $579,000 this season, apparently is a part of a growing number of young stars — Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Bryce Harper — who would rather wait until free agency rather than cash in with an early extension.

Josina Anderson: Alshon Jeffery said he “wanted to go to a team that gives him a chance more than the situation he’s currently in.”

Smith showed a lot of promise during his first four seasons with the Ravens before signing with the 49ers ahead of 2015. But he had two awful seasons in San Francisco, including just 267 yards last year in 12 starts.

“Last few years were terrible professionally, you know? Football, it wasn’t fun,” Smith said about his time with the 49ers this week.. “Wasn’t very involved, so it wasn’t a fun two years as a player, but had some great relationships with a lot of people out there. Loved the locker room, loved my teammates and I loved both coaching staffs I was involved with as well so it just was I came in at the wrong time, but I’m still thankful for the opportunity that they gave me.”

Pairing Jeffery and Smith with Matthews would suddenly Cheap Jerseys US make the Eagles a much more explosive offense. Jeffery was a standout receiver with the Bears, although injuries prevented him from finishing seasons.