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ALLEN PARK Alexander Mattison Jersey , Mich. (AP) —with ties to the New England Patriots.Jermaine Kearse, in a sense, is no exception.The veteran receiver had one of the most memorable catches in a Super Bowl in 2016 while playing for the Seattle Seahawks against New England when Matt Patricia was its defensive coordinator.He made a 33-yard acrobatic catch after the ball bounced off his body four times with 1:06 left to put Seattle in position for a go-ahead touchdown, but the Patriots held on to win.“Kind of joked about it a little bit, but quickly moved on,” said Patricia, who in his second season as Detroit’s coach. “Great, little tie-in to our history together, which is fun.”Kearse has 255 career catches for 3 http://www.vikingsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dru-samia-jersey ,290 yards and 17 touchdowns, but he’s coming his worst season since 2013. He had 37 receptions for 371 yards last year for the New York Jets.“It was just an unfortunate year,” Kearse said. “We had some changes and things just didn’t work out. I’m ready to just move and be able to get back on the field and show what I can do and what I did two years ago.”With the Jets in 2017, Kearse reached career highs in catches (65) and yards receiving (810) while matching his best season with five touchdowns.The former Washington star earned a spot on Seattle’s team as an undrafted rookie in 2012 and started 51 games for the franchise under offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who is in his first season with the Lions.“Looking over the playbook just kind of refreshed my memory,” Kearse said. “A lot of things I’m able to pick up pretty quickly.”The Lions addressed a need earlier in the offseason, signing Danny Amendola, to become the slot receiver they missed after trading Golden Tate during last season to Philadelphia. On the third and final day of mandatory minicamp, they added depth by signing Kearse and releasing Jordan Smallwood.If Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones can bounce back from injury-shortened seasons, Matthew Stafford may have four solid options to throw to at wide receiver thanks to the addition of Kearse.“He’s played a lot of meaningful football in this league and has done some really great things,” Stafford said. “He has some history with Bevell. I was on the same page sometimes with him and not on the same page other times. It was our first practice. He was just thrown in there and was rolling with it.” Producing pieces that involve National Football League franchises being able to go back and “re-draft” players is not an easy task for a variety of reasons. That is particularly true as it pertains to the Dallas Cowboys. While those who are critics of the Cowboys may crack jokes about the club's draft techniques over the past decade or so Daniel Jones Jersey , the truth of the matter is that Dallas has made good use of the team's first-round picks in each of the past several years. The best example of that is that the Cowboys have built up what may, all things considered, be the best offensive line in the NFL today.Why, then, do the Cowboys continue to fail the team's passionate fan base and fall flat either during regular season or January games? The answers go beyond just the club's drafts. Any and all insults that NFL fans may have about Tony Romo aside, it has not helped Dallas' cause that Romo has been banged up on multiple occasions throughout the past several seasons. This could understandably lead some who follow the Cowboys to ask the obvious question: Would the Cowboys have been better off using a first-round pick on a top-tier QB at some point over the last five years?There is one QB, in particular, who the Cowboys could have drafted several years ago, a young man who could have had the goods to lead the team to playoff glory and maybe even a berth in a Super Bowl. Dallas fans should not feel too badly about the Cowboys not selecting that player, though, as literally every team in the league passed on the QB before he was scooped up by a NFC club. It goes to show that supposed experts who are paid fortunes to scout college players get things wrong time and time again. The NFL Draft is not an exact science Ed Oliver Jersey , and even the Cowboys hitting on draft picks in the 2000s has not resulted in Dallas winning a Super Bowl.Note: Since the 2016 NFL season has not yet started, we'll begin with the 2015 NFL Draft15. 2015: Byron Jones Ray Carlin-USA TODAY SportsOriginal Pick: DB Byron Jones, 27th OverallThose who would even consider giving up on defensive end Byron Jones after a single season are crazy. For starters, Jones has already completed the switch from cornerback to safety to the point that he is atop the Dallas depth chart at the position heading into the summer months. There are reasons that former NFL running back and current NFL Network LaDainian Tomlinson has listed Jones as a potential breakout star for the 2016 season. Jones' athleticism cannot be denied and the Cowboys are hoping that some additional seasoning is what Jones needs to take that next figurative step toward greatness.That being said, his skeptics can point to a rookie season that left a lot to be desired. He started in 11 of 16 games, generating exactly zero takeaways, while getting beat a little too often. He's still a rookie and Jones has way too much talent to be looked over.
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