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#1 von chenyan94 , 28.08.2018 11:04

In their search for a franchise quarterback Authentic Jake Guentzel Jersey , the New York Jets will work out Wyoming's Josh Allen in the next week and don't plan to have a private session with Southern California's Sam Darnold.

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said Monday at the NFL meetings that the organization has had "quite a bit of exposure" to Darnold, and bringing in any player for a predraft workout is "no big shocker."

New York traded up from the sixth overall spot to No. 3. Unlike acting owner Christopher Johnson, who the previous day pretty much affirmed a quarterback would be the choice, Maccagnan wasn't dropping any hints.

"We acted a little early on it," Maccagnan said of the deal with Indianapolis that also cost the Jets three second-round picks. "We felt good about our research, inquired with other teams ... three is a position we're comfortable being in. We feel very good about what may potentially be there at No. 3 and feel we can control our destiny."

The price tag wasn't too steep, either, Maccagnan emphasized, noting the Jets kept their 2019 first-rounder.

As for which of the top quarterback prospects the Jets might be targeting 鈥?UCLA's Josh Rosen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield are considered the others 鈥?Maccagnan was mum.

Same with whether Penn State running back Saquon Barkley or North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, and everyone else in next month's draft.

He did say the Jets spoke with Cleveland about the top spot, but not with their fellow owners of MetLife Stadium, the Giants Authentic Mason Rudolph Jersey , concerning the No. 2 position. While the Browns are widely expected to go for a quarterback, new Giants coach Pat Shurmur has thrown his support behind veteran Eli Manning. The Giants also could trade down, lifting a team with quarterback needs above the Jets.

Maccagnan isn't losing sleep over that prospect, though he recognizes the need to find that franchise quarterback.

"Until you acquire that, you are constantly looking to find one," he said. "Our focus is to identify and acquire one of those; it may be someone on the roster, or elsewhere."

Currently on the roster are four quarterbacks: journeyman Josh McCown, who comes off a strong year shortened by a broken left hand in December; Teddy Bridgewater, signed in free agency in his comeback from a severe knee injury in Minnesota; and 2017 backups Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. If you see a franchise quarterback in that group, please let Maccagnan know.

Maccagnan further explained the Jets' withdrawal of a contract offer to Ndamukong Suh, the standout (and expensive) defensive tackle cut by Miami this month. Johnson said Sunday it had been rescinded.

"We extended an offer and there was a deadline and it passed," Maccagnan said. "We had to determine if we wanted to stay in or pull out and we pulled out.

"He's a very good player. You watch on tape and he still has the ability to be dominant. We felt good about potentially having him on our roster. It was a one-year contract; we could potentially add him and evaluate it a year from now."

Not committing to Suh helps keep the Jets far under the salary cap heading toward 2019. It's conceivable they could have more money than any team next offseason Authentic Filip Forsberg Jersey , perhaps $100 million in space.

"It's hard to predict," Maccagnan said, "but in every free agency there are good values to be had."

When NFL officials visited Bears camp to show a film on rule changes aimed at player safety, inside linebacker Danny Trevathan realized he'd have to alter his style.

"Shoot," Trevathan said. "I was on the film."

One of last season's most physical and controversial plays landed Trevathan a one-game suspension, and joined several other incidents of brutality in causing the NFL to curtail the use of helmets in tackling.

Trevathan's helmet-leading hit knocked Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams out of a Sept. 28 game and resulted in a two-game suspension 鈥?later reduced to one on appeal.

Possibly more than any other Bears player, Trevathan must now keep his physical, aggressive style in check.

"I've got to be able to move on from it and learn the new techniques," Trevathan said. "The game is constantly changing. That's what we get paid to do, I guess. I've got to take that in my play."

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio believes it's a matter of accepting change for all defensive players, and eventually they'll adjust as with other rules.

"One of the most non-football rules ever put into football was the 5-yard illegal contact rule," Fangio said. "If coaches from the 60s rose from the dead today they would want to go back in their grave with that rule.

"And we've adjusted."

Bears coach Matt Nagy is seeing signs of Trevathan controlling his play.

"There's a leadership element P.J. Hall Color Rush Jersey , which goes without saying," Nagy said. "There's a physicality that he brings."

The Bears had what Nagy called their most physical practice of camp Sunday, complete with a full-contact red-zone period. And Nagy noticed Trevathan pulling back at one point when he could have easily smashed rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller.

"There was a play today where he could have knocked (Miller) into the stands and he decided not to, and that was in a live period," Nagy said. "So to me, when you see that, I'm going to point that out to the team tonight because that wasn't stupidity. That was a veteran being smart, not taking out one of our guys.

"He knows it's live, he knows he doesn't have to prove anything, so just play smart."

Trevathan also views playing under control as a benefit to his own health. This is important because Trevathan has missed 10 games the last two seasons due to injuries, and the defense suffered then without its field general.

The effect on the Bears' defense without him is obvious.

In 2016, the Bears allowed 152 yards rushing a game without Trevathan starting seven games Carlos Carrasco Cleveland Indians Jersey , and 98.4 yards in nine games when he started. Last year they allowed an average of 97.5 yards rushing in 11 games with Trevathan and 140 yards a game in five without him.

"It's imperative that I be on that field," Trevathan said. "I'm not going to let my team down anymore. That comes with a responsibility: just taking care of yourself.

"You know plays happen; you get injured. It's only going to make the defense better when I'm out there because I'm going to push and I'm going to work my tail off and I'm not going to let anybody beat me."

Like the rest of the Bears, Trevathan watched former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend. Trevathan gained insight from Urlacher's speech, particularly in regards to overcoming adversity and being a good teammate.

"That's one of the main reasons why I came here 鈥?the tradition at linebacker," said Trevathan, who left Denver as a free agent after 2015. "It's not an easy job, but like he (Urlacher) said, it's like the tough stuff makes you grow.

"I'm here for a reason, and I like playing linebacker for the Chicago Bears."

NOTES: Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel missed Sunday's practice after suffering a foot injury in Saturday's session. Nagy called it "day to day" and not serious.

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