NFL trade rumors: Rams pursuing Odell Beckham Jr.

The Rams seem to be very interested in Odell Beckham Jr.

Los Angeles has contacted the Giants about a possible trade for the receiver, the New York Daily News reported, citing league sources.

According to the report, the Giants want a first-round pick in exchange for Beckham, along with other incentives.

It’s no surprise, given Watson and his fellow Clemson Tiger Hopkins found immediate chemistry last season. While Watson will let others decide if they are the best quarterback-wideout duo in the league, he knows there’s a lot more to come from their connection.

“It’s the type of person and player he is. He’s very relatable and you can feel connected with him once you meet him,” Watson said. “He’s easygoing but he wants to be the best and bring the best out of you. We just keep working on everything.”

The tag for Lawrence is worth $17.1 million and both sides have until July 16 to work out a long-term deal. If not, Lawrence will play under the tag for the 2018 season.

Despite recording 58 total tackles and 14.5 sacks in 2017, Lawrence also has a history of injury. He underwent back surgeries in both 2016 and 2017 and hasn’t had an offseason without some sort of injury in four years.

“(My contract) is not my focus right now,” Lawrence said. “My focus right now is getting better and being the best I can be once that season rolls around.”

Colorado fill-in centerfielder Mike Tauchman did his best to help out Freeland in the sixth, jumping into the wall as he tried to pull back Markakis’ shot. The crash, however, knocked Tauchman on his back and catapulted his glove over the wall.

There was some momentary confusion afterward.

Plate umpire Ed Hickox waited a moment after the contact to see if Givens held onto the ball. When he saw the ball still in Givens’ glove, Hickox called Gregorius out, prompting the Yankees to challenge the call, arguing Givens had illegally blocked Gregorius’ path to score.

“I thought he did block the plate before he got there. We certainly thought that,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “I understand that’s a difficult call to make in that situation.

“It didn’t go our way.”

NFL trade rumors: Giants want two first-round picks for Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s future is becoming more and more unclear.

Despite Giants co-owner John Mara saying the Giants are not shopping Beckham, a new report surfaced that the Giants have asked for at least two first round picks in return for the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, according to ESPN.

Speculation started earlier this week that the Rams contacted the Giants about a potential trade, and it was reported Monday that Beckham would likely hold out if he wasn’t given a new contract extension as he’s entering the fifth and final year of his deal with New York.

And the Nationals needed this one. It let them rest a weary bullpen one day after a 12-inning loss to the New York Mets.

Plus, this was the first time they entered a game with a losing record since August 2015. That’s because after starting this season 4-0, they had dropped five in a row, two to the Braves, then three in a sweep against the Mets.

Backes and David Pastrnak had a goal each for Boston, with Pastrnak cutting it to 3-2 shortly before Reimer was hurt. Tuukka Rask made 22 saves.

We didn’t deserve to win and that’s the reality, Rask said. I think it’s mental, just not being sharp enough at the drop of the puck.

After beating the Bruins for the second time in three games, Florida is headed home despite an impressive 25-8-2 run to end the season, including winning their last five.

It’s disappointing. We were really hoping that we’d get a little help from some other teams and maybe get in, Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck said. I think there’s a lot of teams that didn’t want to play us if we did make it in.

Trailing 3-1 heading into the third, Boston made a furious surge, outshooting Florida 26-6 but only scoring once.

Pastrnak scored a power-play goal at 9:54 of the third. Pastrnak led the Bruins with 35 goals and had a career-high 80 points.

It has been a tough schedule for us but that’s not an excuse, Pastrnak said. The last few weeks have not been our best.

Dadonov put the game away when he scored an insurance goal with 1:49 remaining.