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>>Continued Defensive Lapses Cost Bucks In 124-117 Loss

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Milwaukee Bucks defenders failed to contest 3-pointers and allowed too many drives to the bucket in a 124-117 loss at Cleveland Monday night.  The Bucks stayed close most of the game, only to get blown out early in the fourth period while Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was on the bench.  They surrendered more than 110 points for the fifth time in six games.  James had a triple-double with 40 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.  It also hurt that Milwaukee misfired on 23-of-31 3-pointers.  Giannis Antetokounmpo played well in defeat with 37 points and 11 rebounds.  Khris Middleton scored 30.  The Bucks host the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday at 7:00 P-M.


>>Marquette Needs Win To Get Trip To Madison Square Garden

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Tuesday’s N-I-T quarterfinal matchup between Marquette and Penn State could turn into a shootout between the guys in the backcourt.  Nittany Lions guard Tony Carr led the Big Ten Conference in scoring at 19-point-nine points-a-game.  He poured in 24 as Penn State upset top-seeded Notre Dame Saturday.  Andrew Rowsey scored 29 in a win over Oregon in the second round and if he scores 24 tonight at home he becomes the Golden Eagles’ all-time, single-season scoring record holder.  Even if he is held in check, Marquette could ride the hot hand of Markus Howard — as it has so many times this season.  Tip-off at the Al McGuire Center is at 6:00 P-M.  The winning team qualifies for the N-I-T semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


>>Brewers OF “Situation” May Be Solving Itself

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  One of the worries coming into the 2018 season was how Milwaukee was going to get enough playing time for all of its talented outfielders.  If Keon Broxton doesn’t start hitting, that problem could resolve itself.  Broxton was three-for-his-first-seven at-bats, but has been three-for-26 since then and he has struck out 16 times in 38 plate appearances.  He does have a remaining minor league option, so it’s possible he would start the season in Triple-A.  The Brewers were off Monday, but they return to Cactus League action this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:10 P-M against Colorado.


>>DE Wilkerson:  $1.5M In Guaranteed Money From Packers

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The signing of former New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson leaves Green Bay 21-million dollars under the N-F-L salary cap — including the deal given tight end Jimmy Graham.  Wilkerson’s agreement includes one-and-a-half-million dollars in guaranteed money.  It’s a one-year deal worth a total of four-point-seven-million.  The money devoted to Wilkerson and Graham is actually a full one-million dollars less than the team saved by releasing wide receiver Jordy Nelson


>>Jolene Anderson Taking Another Shot At WNBA

(Port Wing, WI)  —  Former University of Wisconsin basketball record-setter Jolene Anderson gets her third shot at the W-N-B-A this spring.  Anderson is going to try out for the Los Angeles Sparks.  She says it’s always been her dream to play in the U-S-based league.  For the last five years, she’s played in Italy.  Anderson was picked in the 2008 W-N-B-A Draft by the Connecticut Sun, playing 24 games before she was released.  Three years later she participated in training camp with the Chicago Sky, but didn’t make the final roster.  The Sparks called her, this time.  The all-important tryouts will be held in May.


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Wisconsin State Sports (5am update)

>>Marquette Shoots Down Ducks 101-92

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Unfazed by a deeper 3-point line, Marquette kept hitting the long bombs in a 101-92 N-I-T win over Oregon Sunday.  The Golden Eagles will play Penn State in the tournament’s quarterfinal round Tuesday at the Al McGuire Center.  Andrew Rowsey hit six-of-10 3-pointers and led all scorers with 29.  The Eagles hit more than half of their long shots (12-of-23) and 60 percent overall while scoring a season-high 101 points.  They led by 20 at the half, 58-38, and built the lead as big as 27 before foul trouble and a pressing Oregon defense cut the final margin.  Markus Howard scored 18 before fouling out and five Marquette players were in double figures.


>>Badger Women’s Hockey Falls Short Of Championship Game

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  A 4-3 double-overtime loss to Colgate ends the season for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team in the N-C-A-A Frozen Four semifinals.  Wisconsin took twice as many shots, 48-to-24, and had several good scoring opportunities in the Saturday game which went two overtime periods.  On the other hand, the Badgers never led and gave up three power-play goals.  Baylee Wellhausen scored Wisconsin’s first goal to tie it at 1-1, then Claudia Kepler brought the Badgers from behind with her 22nd goal of the season to square the score at 2-2.  Sophomore Mekenzie Steffen knotted the score for the final time, 3-3, late in the third period, but the Red Raiders found the range in the closing minutes of the second overtime to earn the title shot against Clarkson.  Clarkson defended its national title Sunday with a 2-1 overtime win over Colgate.


>>Brewers Put Vogt On DL

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are putting catcher Stephen Vogt on the disabled list.  That shows that he brings a lot of value because putting the 33-year-old on the D-L means the team will have to pay his three-million dollar salary.  Vogt’s sore shoulder has kept him idle this spring.  He apparently showed Milwaukee enough in 45 games last season to risk the money.  The Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Sunday.  Christian Yelich reached base four times on two walks and two hits.  One of the hits was a homer and he drove in three.  Chase Anderson went six innings to get the win.


>>Packers Try To Get Chicago CB Fuller, But Bears Keep Him

(Green Bay, WI)  —  An effort by the Green Bay Packers to sign cornerback Kyle Fuller ended when the Bears matched the offer sheet.  Chicago had put the transition tag on Fuller before the start of free agency — meaning he could negotiate with other teams, but the Bears had the right of first refusal.  Green Bay’s lack of cap space was a factor in the miss.  Now, three of the top cornerbacks are off the boards.  If the Pack doesn’t find somebody, it will have an awfully-young defensive backfield because the positions will be filled through the draft.


>>Louisville Bounces Marquette Women — No Wisconsin Teams Left

(Louisville, KY)  —  Myisha Hines-Allen scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds as Louisville beat Marquette Sunday in the second round of the women’s N-C-A-A Tournament 90-72.  The Cardinals dominated in the paint and hit 64 percent of its shots.  Marquette was led by Allazia Blockton’s 34 points.  The Golden Eagles trailed by 17 points or more most of the second half of the game.  Marquette’s season ends with a 24-10 record.


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Wisconsin State Sports (5am update)

>>April 11th Brewers-Cardinals Game Available Only On Facebook

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Brewers-Cardinals game April 11th will be one of the 25 Major League Baseball games available only on Facebook this season.  No other television broadcast of the 12:15 P-M game will be seen.  The Central Division showdown will be part of baseball’s digital-only broadcast agreement with the social media giant.  One major league game will be streamed each week on the M-L-B Live Show Facebook page.  New tools will be offered.  “In-game production elements specially-designed for intuitively watching, sharing and interacting with Facebook” will be available, according to an M-L-B Network statement.


>>Former Packer Jordy Nelson Signs With Raiders

(Oakland, CA)  —  Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson wasn’t on the unemployment line very long.  Reports out of Oakland have Nelson signing a two-year, 15-million dollar agreement with the Raiders.  Thirteen-million of that money would be guaranteed for the former Packer star.  Nelson was cut by Green Bay Tuesday, made a few visits and signed with Oakland two days later.


>>Wisconsin Hockey Women Back In The Frozen Four

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The Wisconsin women’s hockey team makes its 11th N-C-A-A Frozen Four appearance starting with a game tonight (Friday) against Clarkson at 7:00 P-M.  To put the strength of the Badger hockey program in perspective — the other three semifinalist teams have combined for six appearances.  The winner of tonight’s game will take on the Clarkson-Ohio State winner Sunday in the N-C-A-A title game at 2:00 P-M.  Clarkson is the defending national champion.  Abby Roque leads the Badgers with 11 goals and 29 assists, good for 40 points and she is plus-29 while on the ice, good for second this season in the W-C-H-A.


>>Marquette Basketball Open NCAA Against Dayton

(Louisville, KY)  —  The Marquette women’s basketball team takes on Dayton this (Friday) afternoon in the first round of the N-C-A-A Tournament.  Marquette is seeded eighth and Dayton is seeded ninth.  Both teams won 23 games this season, but the Golden Eagles’ strength of schedule was rated much higher — 40th compared to 101st.  Tip-off is at 1:30 P-M from Louisville.


>>Bucks Try To Turn It Around (Again) As Atlanta Comes To MKE

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks will have had a couple of days of practice to figure try to figure things out before Atlanta comes to town.  Milwaukee stumbled big-time in a 126-117 loss at Orlando this week.  The loss cost the Bucks a stance to put a small amount of distance between them and Miami in the battle for a playoff spot.  Milwaukee is still up by a half-game, but the Heat hold the tie-breaker if they finish with the same record.  Atlanta offers another chance for the Bucks to beat up on a struggling team.  The Hawks come into Saturday’s 5:00 P-M contest having lost five-in-a-row and 10 out of their last 12 games.


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>>Harvard Rally Falls Short, Golden Eagles Win NIT Game 67-60

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Harvard managed to trim a 19-point Marquette lead to just five, but the Golden Eagles held on to win their first-round N-I-T showdown at the Al McGuire Center 67-60 Wednesday.  Seven Marquette turnovers late in the game helped the Crimson comeback.  Markus Howard let the Eagles with 22 points, while Andrew Rowsey chipped in with 15.  Marquette nailed seven-of-16 3-pointers, even though the line was placed more than a foot-and-a-half farther from the basket for the N-I-T.  The Golden Eagles will stay at home for the tournament’s second round against Oregon Sunday at 3:30 P-M.


>>Struggling Magic Upset Milwaukee Bucks 126-117

(Orlando, FL)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks suffered a disappointing 126-117 loss in a game at Orlando Wednesday night.  The Magic had lost five in a row and were fresh off a one-sided defeat against the Spurs.  When Milwaukee wiped out the Magic lead and went up 80-77, things looked better, then Orlando scored 10 points in a row.  Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.  The Bucks were plus-10 points when he was on the court for more than 40 minutes and minus-19 in the seven-and-a-half minutes he was sitting out.  Milwaukee hosts the Atlanta Hawks Saturday at 5:00 P-M in the next game.


>>Green Bay Works On Defensive Backfield

(Green Bay, WI)  —  League sources say the Green Bay Packers are working on rebuilding that defensive backfield.  E-S-P-N’s Adam Schefter reports the Packers and the Oakland Raiders both have interest in Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin.  He’s coming off two solid seasons in Indianapolis after having some success with the Ravens and Patriots.  E-S-P-N also reports former Packers receiver Jordy Nelson could be moving from one great quarterback to another.  He has meetings set with three teams, including the New Orleans Saints.


>>WIAA Extends Deal With University of Wisconsin-Madison

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association reports the extension of its deal with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to play host to several state championship events through 2025.  The boys state basketball tournament is being played tonight (Thursday) through this weekend.  State championships in football, boys basketball, golf, and wrestling will stay in Madison.  High school state championships for girls and boys volleyball, and girls basketball will be played at Green Bay’s Resch Center through 2025.


>>Braun “Goes Yard” Twice, Brewers Blast White Sox 11-3

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  First baseman Ryan Braun may not be comfortable at his new position defensively, but he’s comfortable at the plate.  He went two-for-two with two homers and five runs batted in Wednesday while the Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 11-3.  Jhoulys Chacin pitched the first four-and-two-thirds innings in the Cactus League game, giving up three unearned runs to take the win.  Keon Broxton, Travis Shaw, and Jake Hager also pounded home runs.  The Brewers play the Texas Rangers today (Thursday) at 3:05 P-M.


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>>Packers Have Busy Tuesday As Just Before Official NFL Season Starts

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers have cut ties with one of the team’s best wide receivers.  Jordy Nelson was a favorite target of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and he has been with Green Bay for 10 seasons.  The team needed some cap space while signing tight end Jimmy Graham.  He played last year for the Seahawks and is about to enter his eighth professional season.  Pass rusher Muhammad Wilkerson also signed on the dotted line Tuesday.  He agreed to a one-year deal good for five-million dollars, including another three-million in incentives.  He’s coming off a couple of mediocre seasons with the Jets.


>>Woodruff Pushing For Slot In Milwaukee Rotation

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  Brandon Woodruff threw four solid innings and Jesus Aguilar pounded a game-winning, two-run homer as the Brewers edged Texas 4-3 Tuesday.  Milwaukee has won 12-out-of-18 spring training games.  Woodruff is the teams’ number-three minor league prospect and he would figure to start the season in Triple-A.  Catcher Stephen Vogt says the pain in his throwing shoulder is much better, but the pain he felt while trying to throw earlier this week has him seeking a second opinion on what might be causing the discomfort.  His three-million dollar contract isn’t guaranteed, so he needs to make the team to get the big payday.  The sore arm complicates things as he battles Jeff Bandy for the position behind starter Manny Pina.


>>Marquette Seeded 2nd In NIT

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Players on the Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball team will have to adjust to some new rules as they meet Harvard tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 P-M in the N-I-T.  The game will be preceded by a Blue and Gold Pre-game reception at the on-campus Union Sports Annex starting at 4:00.  The N-C-A-A is testing out some possible rule changes during the tournament, like — extending the 3-point line 20 inches farther away from the backboard, widening the free-throw lane from 12-to-16 feet, playing four 10-minute quarters and teams shooting two free throws starting with the fifth foul in each quarter.


>>Van Vliet Decides To Leave Badger Basketball

(Madison, WI)   —  Seven-footer Andy Van Vliet has been granted his release by basketball coach Greg Gard, so the junior can explore his transfer options.  The school announced Van Vliet’s intention to leave Tuesday.  Van Vliet is a native of Antwerp, Belgium.  He averaged three-point-four points-a-game, to go with one-point-four rebounds last season.  His career-high of 18 points and eight rebounds came in the game against South Carolina State.  He played in 31 games over two seasons for the Badgers.


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>>Jennings Returns To Bucks With Solid Performance

(Memphis, TN)  —  Brandon Jennings made his return to the Milwaukee Bucks a good one, scoring 16 points, dishing out a dozen assists and even grabbing eight rebounds.  The near-triple-double helped the Bucks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-103.  Jennings is with the team that took him in the first round of the 2009 N-B-A on a 10-day contract, so he doesn’t have a lot of time to show he belongs.  He says the knee injury which nearly ended his career is completely healed.  Khris Middleton’s 24 points led Milwaukee scoring as the Memphis losing streak was extended to 18 games in-a-row.  The Grizzlies hit nine of their first 10 shots, then it all fell apart.  The Bucks play at Orlando tomorrow (Wednesday) night.


>>NFL Sources:  Packers Looking To Add Speed On Offense

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers are jumping into the free agent marketplace feet-first, with reports linking them to wide receivers Allen Robinson of the Jaguars and Sammy Watkins of the Rams.  The N-F-L Network reports Green Bay is looking for some speed — and that could spell the end of the line for veteran receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.  The Packers have also been connected to tight end Jimmy Graham of the Seahawks, if he doesn’t decide to return to the Saints.  The Packers have tendered contracts to exclusive rights free agents Justin McCray, an offensive lineman, and wide receiver Michael Clark.  They have decided to move on from injured punter Jake Schum.


>>Are You Ready For Some Football?

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Badgers open spring football practice (today) in Madison.  Preparation starts for the annual spring game less than three months removed from the 34-24 Orange Bowl win against the Miami Hurricanes.  The spring game will be played at Camp Randall Stadium April 13th starting at 6:00 P-M.  The Badgers are getting ready for their fourth season under head coach Paul Chryst after winning 34 of 41 starts.  Most of the offense is returning and it was already pretty good.  The defense will be missing seven starters and that will be a challenge for defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard.


>>Brewers:  Chase Anderson To Start Opening Day

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  Chase Anderson gets the opening day start for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Manager Craig Counsell named the right-hander to start the March 29th game in San Diego.  Anderson was so solid in a 12-4 campaign during 2017 that the team extended his contract by two years and 23-and-a-half million dollars.  The Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Monday’s Cactus League game in Arizona, 7-6.  Orlando Arcia went three-for-three and Milwaukee got home runs from second baseman Keston Hiura, catcher Christian Bethancourt and first baseman Ji-Man Choi.  The Brewers play Texas today (Tuesday).


>>Marquette Women Face Dayton In 1st Round Of NCAA Tournament

(Louisville, KY)  —  The eighth-seeded Marquette woman’s basketball team meets Dayton Friday in the first round of the N-C-A-A Tournament.  The Golden Eagles are seeded eighth.  They will try to bounce back from the 98-63 pasting they absorbed from DePaul in the Big East Tournament title game.  They also want to play better than they did in this tournament last year when they dropped a 68-65 decision to Quinnipiac.  The Eagles are playing in the N-C-A-A Tournament in back-to-back years for the first time in 18 seasons.


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>>Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Qualifies For 11th Frozen Four

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The Wisconsin Badgers will meet Colgate at 7:00 P-M Friday in the semifinals of the 2018 Frozen Four.  The Wisconsin women earned the spot by blanking Minnesota Saturday afternoon 4-0 behind a pair of goals from Abby Roque and another shutout by goaltender Kristen Campbell in the quarterfinals.  Presley Norby and Claudia Kepler scored the other two goals to help keep the Badgers unbeaten on their home ice.  The win put the Badgers in the finals for the fifth straight season.  The N-C-A-A Frozen Four is being skated at Ridder Arena at the University of Minnesota.  Minnesota lost 11 games this season and five of those losses came in the rivalry games against Wisconsin.


>>Packers:  Plenty To Do Between Now & 3:00 P.M. Wednesday

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay’s director of football operations has plenty to get done between now and the official start of the new year for the N-F-L Wednesday afternoon.  Three P-M is when contracts expire, free agency officially starts and general managers begin putting together what they hope will be a Super Bowl-winning roster.  Russ Ball is negotiating contracts.  Right now, the Packers have nine players who will become unrestricted free agents, two restricted free agents, and 11 exclusive rights free agents.  In the interim, Ball has to submit qualifying offers for any of the restricted free agents the team wants to keep, submit minimum salary tenders to the exclusive rights free agents and work on a verbal agreement with unrestricted free agents on other teams focused on that 3:00 P-M deadline.


>>Injuries Force Bucks To Shuffle Roster

(Memphis, TN)  —  Back-to-back games against a couple of weaker opponents are giving the Milwaukee Bucks a chance to break a bad string of performances.  The Bucks beat the New York Knicks last Friday 120-112.  Dealing with backcourt injuries, the team has made a pair of transactions, re-activating first-round draft pick D-J Wilson after a short stint in the G-League and signing former first-round pick Brandon Jennings to a 10-day contract.  The Grizzlies have some big problems in a season that has seen them lose 48-of-66 games.  They have dropped 17 games in a row.  Tip-off tonight (Monday) is at 7:00 P-M at the FedEx Forum.


>>Marquette By-Passed By NCAA Selection Committee

(New York, NY)  —  The Marquette Golden Eagles won’t be in the N-C-A-A Tournament.  The critical blow to Marquette’s hopes probably came in a 70-62 loss to DePaul February 24th.  The Eagles weren’t even that close to the “bubble,” with at least four teams left out who were ranked higher on Selection Sunday.  The last four squads chosen by the tournament committee were U-C-L-A, St. Bonaventure, Arizona State, and Syracuse.  Six Big East schools made the tournament — Villanova, Xavier, Providence, Creighton, Seton Hall and Butler.  Marquette will host Harvard at 6:00 P-M Wednesday in the first round of the N-I-T.


>>Knebel OK Despite Early Departure

(Goodyear, AZ)  —  Milwaukee Brewers closer Corey Knebel says he’s just “fine” after leaving Saturday’s Cactus League game against Colorado early with knee pain.  Knebel was pitching off a wet mound.  He says he’s had pain in the knee before and this won’t affect him in the regular season.  The Brewers won Sunday’s game against Cleveland by scoring three times in the ninth inning.  Ernesto Frieri earned the 5-4 victory.  Wade Miley pitched the first five innings, giving up two runs.


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>>Marquette Loss Leaves Golden Eagles On NCAA Bubble

(New York, NY)  —  Marquette couldn’t stop Villanova from scoring in a 94-70 loss Thursday in the Big East Conference tournament.  The Wildcats destroyed the man-to-man defense put up by Marquette, then did the damage from outside when the Golden Eagles went to a zone.  Villanova hit 68 percent of its shots in the second half, including 65 percent of its 3-pointers.  Markus Howard led the Eagles in scoring with 23.  Senior Andrew Rowsey added 22.  A win over Villanova would have helped Marquette’s case for an N-C-A-A Tournament berth.  Now, the Eagles will have to wait until Selection Sunday to see if they are invited.


>>Knicks Could Cure What Ails Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as they welcome the New York Knicks to the B-M-O Harris Bradley Center tonight (Friday).  Interim coach Joe Punty’s team has lost six of its last seven games, but it has handled New York this year, beating the Knicks every time they met.  Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is starting to play up to his potential again, gashing Houston for 30 points last time out.  New York is even colder than Milwaukee, losing 13 of its last 14 games.


>>3 WIAC Teams In NCAA “Sweet 16” Round

(Platteville, WI)  —  Three teams from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference are still playing as the N-C-A-A Division 3 Basketball Tournament enters its “Sweet 16” round.  That’s a first — the league has never advanced this many teams this far in the past.  U-W-Oshkosh is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.  The Titans meet Emory University tonight (Friday) in Rock Island, Illinois.  UW-Stevens Point takes on Whitman and U-W-Platteville plays Nebraska Wesleyan in Platteville.  The Pointers have made it this far nine times and, for the Pioneers, it is trip number-eight.


>>FA Muhammad Wilkerson Leaves Green Bay Without Signing Deal

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Free agent defensive end spent a day-and-a-half in Green Bay, then left for visits with New Orleans and Kansas City.  The fact he didn’t sign a contract with the Packers is no indication he’s going elsewhere.  The visit is being called a very positive one.  Wilkerson was released by the New York Jets after two seasons where he was slowed by injuries.  He’s reportedly hoping to sign somewhere before next Wednesday.  The teams courting him are hoping he can revert to the solid player who produced 28-and-a-half sacks in three seasons starting in 2013.


>>Former Packer Sam Shields Signs Deal With Los Angeles

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  He’s missed almost two complete seasons and has suffered five confirmed concussions.  It’s a tribute to Sam Shields’ talent that the Los Angeles Rams have signed the 30-year-old cornerback, giving him a chance to come back and make the team.  When Shields was knocked out of a game against Jacksonville September 11th, 2016, he had suffered a second severe concussion in a 10-month period.  The symptoms lingered and he decided to sit out the 2017 season.  One scout says he is still a long-shot to return and it’s not clear if he should even want to come back.


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