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JPP trade potentially shakes up the top of the draft

On one hand, the Giants have been taking a close look at quarterbacks available at the top of the draft. On the other hand, they’ve just traded their best pass rusher to the New York Jets Cheap Jerseys Buccaneers, giving them a clear need at that position.

(And, no, I wasn’t deliberately being a wise ass by using “hand” in an item that relates to Jason Pierre-Paul.)

The JPP trade potentially shakes up the top of the draft, putting the Giants potentially in play for North Carolina State pass rusher Bradley Chubb at No. 2. Or, perhaps more realistically, setting up a trade down in order to auction the No. 2 pick for a quarterback-starved team, getting Chubb in a lower spot and adding to the compensation received for Pierre-Paul.

However it plays out, the JPP trade makes things a lot murkier, with five more weeks to go until the picks are made.

The proposed rule changes made by the Competition Committee for next week’s league meetings include a provision that would eliminate the requirement that teams gather for that meaningless extra point after a walk-off touchdown. It’s a smart move, for three reasons.

First, it really is meaningless, making it a waste of everyone’s time. Second, it gives the players one last chance to injure each other, possibly fueled by the frustration the comes from losing the game on a last-second play. Third, it removes any discretion that could be exercised by a coach to kick or not kick the extra point.

With gambling likely soon to be legalized, the NFL needs to be extra sensitive to any possible sources of suspicion regarding them motivation of coaches to make decisions that would impact not the outcome of the game but the outcome of the spread. If a coach chooses to take a knee when one more point would cover, what will people say? If a coach chooses to kick the meaningless extra point Hockey Jerseys and cover, what will people say?

Gio Gonzalez, Dee Gordon and ’16’ intersect on emotional night in Miami

A solid black circle with a white “16” in the middle of it sits on the left breast of every Marlins uniform. The circle has been there all season. It will be there another two months, a period that will include the one-year anniversary of the reason it’s there.

After that, the circle will go away. The sadness associated with it won’t, of course.

On Monday, on a night the Marlins were close to being no-hit at home by the Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez, “16” was very much on the minds of Gonzalez, the man who would end his bid, and nearly everyone else inside Marlins Park.

Hours earlier, Gonzalez, the pride of Hialeah, Fla., had met with the family of the late Jose Fernandez, a close friend and the last man to ever wear 16 for the Marlins. Monday would have been Fernandez’s 25th birthday. Gonzalez got to see Fernandez’s 5-month-old daughter.

With ace Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list with a back injury, Los Angeles has increased its likelihood of pulling off a trade before the July 31 trade deadline. In fact, according to MLB Network, the Dodgers are “increasingly confident” they will acquire either Justin Verlander, Sonny Gray NBA Cheap Jerseys or Yu Darvish.

Verlander made some headlines before the season when he and fiancee Kate Upton New York Jets Cheap Jerseys purchased a home in Beverly Hills. There was speculation even then that Verlander could be headed to the Dodgers.

While Verlander does have a no-trade clause, it appears he will waive it under certain circumstances. He certainly left the door open for a move after his last start on Monday.