What I love about him is his effort.

He looks like a Mack truck running down the field and chasing down plays. He isn’t afraid to dive to try to get a guy on the ground. Whatever it takes to stop the ball carrier, McGee is not only able, but willing to do on most plays.

He also has good technique which allows him to anchor down and not get pushed around on those occasions when he is called on to go down the middle of somebody.

I gotta tell you, I think he is a perfect fit for a Washington defense that has been much maligned of late. After losing their nose tackle Chris Baker to Tampa Bay this offseason, Washington needed a replacement like McGee who could come in and be just as good of a run defender, while maybe being an upgrade as far as a pass rusher.

His 2012 wasn’t as good, but led to his only Pro Bowl selection to date and set him up for a massive contract extension. Cruz re-signed with New York for five years and $43 million, though he’d never perform up to the expectations of that big deal — or the two seasons that preceded it.

While he played well in 2013, his 2014 season ended in disaster. A torn patellar tendon ended his year after just six games. While he planned to return early in 2015, a calf injury suffered during rehab kept him from the field entirely.

He returned to the gridiron in 2016, but the speed and explosiveness that Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys defined his early success struggled to return. He had just 39 receptions for 586 yards, providing key depth but failing to live up to the big money he was due over the tail end of the contract. The Giants released him early in the 2017 offseason, clearing $7.5 million in cap Cheap Moto X Jerseys space along the way.

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Jacob deGrom leaves the game after being hit by a line drive

Mets ace Jacob deGrom left Thursday night’s game early after being hit by a Maikel Franco line drive in the sixth inning, a drive that left the bat at 99 miles per hour.

At the time, it deGrom didn’t appear to be severely injured but Cheap Lebron Jerseys left the game anyway. To add insult to injury for the Mets, this was one of their last healthy and Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys solid starters left from the beginning of the season.

Marc Johnstone, captain of the USHL’s Chicago Steel, has joined that pantheon of established hockey players to throw out ceremonial first pitches with a hockey stick. Before Wednesday night’s White Sox game, Johnstone was tasked with the first pitch, and he nailed it with sweet wrist shot over the plate:

Not only is that ball a clear strike on the inner half, it also had some solid curve to it as it sailed into the waiting glove of White Sox catcher Kevan Smith.

Previously, Senators head coach Guy Boucher and players from the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” squad have used hockey sticks to deliver the ceremonial first pitch. Boucher’s in particular is fantastic, as the Tampa Bay Rays catcher receiving the pitch gets into a full goaltender stance with an opposing hockey stick, all before the Senators coach delivers a strike.

Now we have Johnstone’s perfect strike to add to the mix of hockey player first pitches. And what an addition it is!

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