Jackson could be Patriots target if Chargers don't pay

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Jackson could be Patriots target if Chargers don't pay

You aren't yet tired of NFL roster rumors are you? Free agency hasn't even started.

Here's an interesting one from Omar Kelly, Dolphins reporter and blogger for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"I don't mean to scare Dolphins, Jets and Bills fans," Kelly tweeted, "but the word on the street is that if San Diego doesn't get WR Vincent Jackson locked up he's likely headed to a certain New England team. That's right....nail biting time."
Jackson has been a monster in San Diego, racking up three 1,000-plus yard seasons in the last four years (he played just five games in 2010 because of a suspension coupled with a contract dispute). The receiver's best game last year? Against New England: 10 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

No doubt the Patriots would rather work with him than against him.

At least one reporter says the union is possible but it's hard to tell what the Chargers will do. With free agency starting closer to the middle than the beginning of the month, teams are keeping their hands well-hidden as the March 5 franchise deadline draws near.

It would cost San Diego 13.7M to tag Jackson for one year.

According to Fortune, Theo's the greatest . . . in the world, not just baseball

According to Fortune, Theo's the greatest . . . in the world, not just baseball

Apparently, the Red Sox couldn’t hold onto the best leader in the world. And the best leader in the world has no idea how to housebreak his puppy.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was given the top spot on a list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders," published by Fortune on Thursday morning.

The potential for silly takeaways from Epstein’s placement on the list -- and his response to it in a text to ESPN’s Buster Olney -- are amusing, if not astounding.

Wait, Epstein doesn’t think baseball is the most important thing in the world?

"Um, I can't even get my dog to stop peeing in the house," Epstein told Olney. "That is ridiculous. The whole thing is patently ridiculous. It's baseball -- a pastime involving a lot of chance. If [Ben] Zobrist’s ball is three inches farther off the line, I'm on the hot seat for a failed five-year plan. And I'm not even the best leader in our organization; our players are."

Zobrist, of course, had the go-ahead hit in the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.

As Fortune described it, the list of leaders is meant to include those “transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same” across business, government, philanthropy and the arts.

Epstein certainly did help transform the baseball world.

“In the fall of 2016, as partisan distrust and division reached abysmal depths, fascination with the Chicago Cubs became that all-too-rare phenomenon that united America,” his blurb on the list begins.

That’s fair. But, if you scroll down the list: Pope Francis is No. 3. Angela Merkel is No. 10 and LeBron James is No. 11.

5 things to know heading into Bruins' do-or-die stretch run

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5 things to know heading into Bruins' do-or-die stretch run

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