Giants sign TE Garrett Dickerson, waive three others

The Giants have added a local product to the roster ahead of next week’s three-day minicamp.

Tight end Garrett Dickerson attended Bergen Catholic High School, which is a short drive from MetLife Stadium, before heading to Northwestern to play his college ball. Dickerson caught 87 passes for 887 yards and nine touchdowns in 49 games at the school and set career highs in catches and receiving yards during his final season with the Wildcats.

I’ve felt pressure, every day, all six, seven years in the NFL. This year is no different. I’ve just gotten to the point where it’s — that’s life. So, I don’t think of pressure now. I just go play.

Judging by Cousins’ body language (relaxed yet purposeful) as he navigated the practice field, it certainly looked like the former fourth-round pick has mastered dealing with expectations — at this time of year anyway.

You just never knew, Crowell told the New York Post. Sometimes it was [an every-down situation], sometimes it wasn’t. You just never knew week in and week out. I felt like that was discouraging and annoying.

That doesn’t speak well for Browns head coach Hue Jackson. Nor does Jackson’s record of 1-31 in Cleveland. Crowell started all 32 of those games, and he says it frustrated him to keep losing.

It wasn’t a good feeling. Nobody likes to lose, Crowell said. I’m a sore loser. I do whatever I can to win. It wasn’t a good feeling.

Of course, by leaving the Browns for the Jets, Crowell is still on a team that hasn’t been winning much recently. He’ll hope he can be a part of changing that.

No team asks more of a lineman who predominantly plays between the tackles than the San Francisco 49ers have of DeForest Buckner early on in his career. He’s handled it about as well as anyone could have asked, landing in the eighth spot on Bleacher Report’s defensive tackle rankings for its NFL1000 project.

Donald Trump’s cheap political stunt will make the Philadelphia Eagles stronger

Well, what a surprise, right? Donald Trump couldn’t stomach the idea that most of the Philadelphia Eagles decided not to attend a White House ceremony with a president who had turned their sport and many of its players into a political pinata over the past few months.
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Not a Luke Schenn Youth Jersey single Eagles player kneeled during the anthem in the 2017 season. Not. A. Single. One. Their reasons for not attending the White House ceremony are far more nuanced and vary from player to player, and in most cases, their answers to the go-or-not-go question were thoughtful and measured.

That’s just the nature of his at-bats, Boone said. He gets so deep in counts that he’s going to have that occasional day where it’s like that, but he can just as easily put a big swing on one. I don’t think he’s really fazed by it.

Judge may sit out Tuesday’s series opener in Toronto, but according to Boone, it wouldn’t have anything to do with this.

I’m considering it just because I was considering giving him a day at some point on this trip. But with the rainout (Sunday), I treated that a little bit like an off day. But a long day (Monday)… we’ll just wait and see.

Rutgers hasn’t won an individual national championship in 15 years (and that was in a sport the athletic department promptly dropped ). Winkler has a shot to end that drought this week when he heads to Oregon for the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

I definitely think it starts from the top, Bill Jason Peters Jersey [Belichick] and Mr. Kraft, and then it just trickles down, McClellin told’s Mike Reiss. Then you have leaders like Tom [Brady] and Matt [Slater] and Dev [ Devin McCourty ] the captains. When you come in as a new guy or a young guy, and you see how laid-back and easy-going the captains are; they’ll just come up and talk to you and genuinely want to know about how you’re doing and how your life is.

Brantley added a long drive down the right-field line in the fifth.

The Indians recalled catcher and outfielder Francisco Mejia from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander Evan Marshall to the minor league club. They also released right-hander Matt Belisle from his minor league contract.
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Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis was out of the lineup for the second straight game and 1B Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) for the third in a row. … Francona said LHP Andrew Miller had his best bullpen session since he was placed on the 10-day disabled list in late May because of inflammation in his left knee. Miller will likely throw another one Wednesday and could start facing hitters once the team opens a nine-game homestand on Friday. … Francona said the Indians were waiting another day to decide whether to place catcher Roberto Perez on the DL. He was hit by a pitch in the right wrist against Detroit on Sunday. … The Indians held off on activating OF Brandon Guyer after he was hit on the wrist during a rehab game for Columbus on Sunday.

Trout tied Boston slugger J.D. Martinez for the major league lead with 21 homers. Albert Pujols also went deep for the Angels.

Jon Jay could well jump-start the Arizona offense, which has been quite dismal so far in 2018 the only player on the team’s active roster prior to the deal with a batting average over .260 was pitcher Larry Warford Authentic Jersey Patrick Corbin. The Diamondbacks get seven home games to try and straighten things out. Also with a seven-game home slate this week are the White Sox (Jose Abreu is .301-5 HR-19 RBI in Chicago) and the Mariners, who should get to face three left-handed starters. In those games this season, Jean Segura has hit .391.

Baltimore is also currently tabbed to face three LHP. OK, one of those is Chris Sale, but the other two are Eduardo Rodriguez and Wei-Yin Chen. Still, the Orioles have three hitters ranked in the top 50 in the league against left-handed pitching (minimum 50 at-bats) with Adam Jones (.324), Jake Guentzel Jersey Jonathan Schoop (.298) and Manny Machado (.297). Tampa Bay will also get a troika of left-handers (Jaime Garcia, J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia) and have two top-50 versus LHP bats to send to the plate: C.J. Cron (.309) and Wilson Ramos (.304).