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PORTLAND, Ore. Youth Cowboys Jerseys . -- The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent center Festus Ezeli worth $15 million, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hadnt been announced by the team. It was first reported by Yahoo Sports.His agent, David Mondress, did not immediately respond to messages left by the AP seeking comment.Ezeli, a 6-foot-11 native of Nigeria, was drafted with the 30th pick in the 2012 draft by the Golden State Warriors. Last season he averaged 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 64 games, including 13 starts.Ezeli missed 31 games this season after having arthroscopic surgery in February to remove debris from his left knee.After starting 41 games for the Warriors his rookie year, he missed the entire 2013-14 season after surgery to reinforce the ligaments in his right knee.The Blazers announced earlier Thursday they had acquired guard Shabazz Napier in a trade with the Orlando Magic for cash considerations.Napier was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Connecticut. He was traded to Orlando a year ago, and averaged 3.7 points and 1.8 assists in 55 games last season.Shabazz is a talented young player that we are pleased to add to our program. He fits the model we instituted last year and we look forward to helping him grow as a player in our system, said Neil Olshey, Portlands president of basketball operations.The Blazers also formally signed forward Jake Layman, acquired in a draft-day trade, as well as free agent Evan Turner, who was introduced at a news conference Thursday.Layman was selected with the 47th overall pick in this years draft by Orlando before he was traded to the Blazers. He averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in four years at Maryland.Portland and Turner agreed on a four-year, $70 million contract at the start of the NBAs free agency period.Turner, who was drafted No. 2 overall by the 76ers in 2010 out of Ohio State, spent the last two seasons with the Boston Celtics. The 6-foot-7 wing averaged 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists as Bostons sixth man last season, his best since 2013-14.Turner spent his first three seasons in Philadelphia before one with the Pacers. Hes averaged 10.7 points, 3.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game over his career.He is a really good, alert defender, both on and off the ball, coach Terry Stotts said. He fits into our culture in how we want to play, both on and off the ball.Turner told reporters he had admired former Blazer Brandon Roy.I was a big B-Roy fan back in the day in college, Turner said. If it worked for him, itll work for me.Portland was one of the biggest surprises of last season, advancing to the second round of the playoffs with one of the youngest rosters in the league after losing four starters in the offseason.---AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski contributed to this report. Pink Cowboys Jerseys . - Chris Tierney snapped a tie with a power-play goal late in the third period as the London Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday. 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Both Vick and Foles are expected to get between 12 and 20 snaps vs. the Patriots. The two QBs have been competing for the No. 1 job since Kellys arrival in Philadelphia. "It doesnt mean anything," Vick said about the start. "The only thing I want to do is go out there and have fun, play the game, play with a purpose, enjoy every snap, try to make the most out of it as long as Im out there and just try to be consistent like I have throughout camp and have fun playing the game." Rookie Matt Barkley will come in after Vick and Foles in the second quarter and play through the third. Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne will play the fourth. The Eagles and Patriots concluded three days of join practices before facing each other on the field at Lincoln Financial Field. "Ive said it all along, its very difficult to evaluate somebody in just helmets and shorts," Kelly said. "Thats not how the game is played, so obviously I think our practices from an intensity level, were ramping up a little here just because the Patriots are here. "On both sides I thought it was great work for us. For guys that are competing right now, the preseason has to be the same way. If thats not your approach as a player, youre going to get passed on by." While Kelly uses the preseason games to evaluate who will be his starting quarterback, the Patriots are in an enviable position. They have two-time NFL and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. Third-yeaar pro Ryan Mallet is the backup followed by Tim Tebow. Throwback Cowboys Jerseys. Patriots coach Bill Belichick hasnt told Tebow if hell play against the Eagles, though its likely he will take some snaps. "Im getting better every single day, more comfortable with the offence and better timing with everybody around me, better understanding of what the coaches want me to do," Tebow said. Mallet certainly will see plenty of action. "I cant wait," Mallett said. "I feel like Ive improved a lot overall. I feel confident and ready to go." Itll be the first chance for rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson to catch passes from Brady. The Patriots have a new group for Brady after their top five receiving leaders from last season are no longer with the team or injured. "Definitely jitters a little bit, just because its something new," Dobson said. "Im ready for it. Im excited to play." Running back LeGarrette Blount also will make his Patriots debut. Blount, who ran for 1,007 yards as a rookie for Tampa Bay in 2010, is coming off a disappointing season and was traded to New England for a seventh-round draft pick. Hell be playing against his former coach at Oregon in Kelly. "Hes a real good coach and a real good guy," Blount said. "I loved his offence at Oregon and if its going to be anything like that, theyll be pretty productive." All eyes will be on Kellys offence to see how up-tempo style translates in the NFL. Kelly had tremendous success at Oregon, and everyone has been wondering since he replaced Andy Reid how hell do in the NFL. Though Kelly wont show too much in the preseason, itll be a small sampling at least. "Its going to be a lot of fun," Kelly said. "I think the way our camp worked out for itself, our players came in with great attitudes and that part was exciting. Then you get an opportunity to now bring a new team in. I think that kind of changed how we were doing things. Now were getting into the preseason portion of it. We dont talk about its just the preseason. Its on the line every time you go on the field. "So were all excited about our opportunity to play tomorrow night." Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '