Patriots steal another Bills free agent after Buffalo declines to match Mike Gillislee contract

The New England Patriots have already added Rex Burkhead to a running back stable that includes undefeated Dion Lewis, Super Bowl hero James White, and roster standby Brandon Bolden. Last Tuesday, Bill Belichick set a move in motion that wouldn’t just add another runner to the roster, but also hurt a division rival.

The Patriots offered Bills restricted free agent Mike Gillislee a two-year, $6.4 million contract, a move that would likely peg the former Florida Gator as the team’s primary ball carrier. Adding Gillislee, the sixth tailback on the team’s preseason roster, would likely spell the end of LeGarrette Blount’s tenure in New England, as well.

But there are some lasting figures who represent the position well in the NFL today, such as Jamize Olawale, James Develin, John Kuhn, Patrick DiMarco, Mike Tolbert, Kyle Juszczyk, and Marcel Reece. What has helped some is their versatility, which Rogers says he has.

Continuity makes a difference, and Blank wants to give Quinn and Dimitroff an opportunity to keep this momentum. Last November, the Falcons offered Dimitroff a contract extension through the 2019 season. That’s the same length as Quinn’s contract.

The partnership between Quinn and Dimitroff lifted the Falcons Cheap Jerseys Throwback out of three years of obscurity to a Super Bowl bid last season. This week, Quinn and Dimitroff NBA Jerseys Cheap will focus on working together to get it right once again in the 2017 draft.

Mike Tomlin tells 2 Steelers receivers sniping at each other on Twitter to ‘play nice’

The Steelers drafted a receiver in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday: USC star JuJu Smith-Schuster. Because teams draft prospects with their current rosters in mind, this set off some speculation about a few Steeler wideouts.

A fan tweeted to Martavis Bryant, a fourth-year receiver whom the NFL just conditionally reinstated after a season-long drug suspension. His message was something to the effect of, “You’re being replaced.”

Halprin: The Cowboys are still searching for a defensive end that can be a force in the pass rush, something they really haven’t had since DeMarcus Ware left. Willis can possibly be the guy and is a real bargain at pick No. 60. Blessed with extreme athleticism, he blew the competition away at the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s a high-motor guy who has been durable, and on the college level he has produced — 8.5 sacks in 2015 and 11.5 sacks in 2016. Pro Football Focus had him with the second-most quarterback pressures in 2016, with 80. There are some questions about lack of pass rush creativity and stiff hips on making the bed around the edge, but overall Willis has a lot to like, and with some coaching by Rod Marinellli, has the tools to be special.

Analysis: There are some who think that Willis is a player who could be in play for Dallas in the first round of the draft. To get him at No. 60 is a steal. He’s far and away the Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees top pure 4-3 end available. Like Seattle earlier in the day, this is a team that needs to get a cornerback Cheap Jerseys In USA or two this draft, but the value just isn’t there at this stage.

Happy 70th birthday to Kareem Abul-Jabbar!

The song chosen for this year’s ABC/ESPN playoff promo isn’t from Pitbull, the Black Eyed Peas or even The Roots: It’s Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” [nod of approval]

These Raptors playoff T-shirts should have been considered Basketball Jerseys For Sale a bad omen, in retrospect. If this is a rebrand to become the Toronto Cthulhu, however, I’m on board.

As the Bucks poured it on late, Giannis celebrated a good block and got called for a sympathy technical. Let the Freak yell!

Happy 70th birthday to Kareem Abul-Jabbar! Here are 70 sky hooks to celebrate.

The SuperSonics have more playoff wins this century than the Knicks. The SuperSonics had been dead for half of this century.

Speaking of New York’s favorite team, I wrote about Carmelo Anthony’s three options for dealing with the Knicks. I prefer The Captain America, but The Banana Boat would be something amazing.

This would spark Melodrama II as the selected franchises weigh flipping assets for a 33-year-old Anthony or wait for him to opt out in 2018. The wrinkle for the Banana Boat teams — especially Cleveland and L.A. — is that the incumbent superstars could put pressure on their front offices to make the deal. CP3 could make it clear in June he will explore the market in July unless the Clippers try to trade for Melo. LeBron has obvious power in Cleveland and a potential Melo-for-Kevin Love swap is still sitting right there.

Let’s not sleep on the potential for LeBron to declare that Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys he wants the team to get CP3 in a sign-and-trade for Kyrie Irving, trade Love for Melo and sign Wade, who can opt out from his Bulls contract. That would be an insane decision for everyone involved, but this is the NBA, where amazing happens.