The Baltimore Ravens signed offensive lineman James Hurst to a four-year contract Monday Jeremy Kerley Color Rush Jersey , keeping him off the free agent market while providing stability in front of quarterback Joe Flacco.

Hurst started all 16 games in 2017, the fourth consecutive season he played in every game with Baltimore. He started at left guard in 15 games and at left tackle on Nov. 19 against Green Bay, subbing for the injured Ronnie Stanley.

Signed as a rookie free agent in 2014, the 26-year-old Hurst has been used at guard, tackle and on special teams.

”This is good news for our football team,” coach John Harbaugh said. ”James is a reliable, tough and versatile player who has played a lot of football for us. He has started at both tackle and guard, and all he has been is productive and someone who has made us better.”

In 2017 Kolton Miller Color Rush Jersey , the 6-foot-5, 317-pound Hurst was part of an offensive line that allowed only 27 sacks, tied with Minnesota for seventh fewest in the NFL.

By signing Hurst, the Ravens now have 10 unrestricted free agents.

”This feels great,” Hurst said. ”I’ve been here four years already, so I’m really excited to come back for four more and build on what we started.”

Also Monday, the Ravens freed some salary cap space by releasing cornerback Lardarius Webb.

Webb, who played nine seasons in Baltimore Carlton Davis Color Rush Jersey , wrote on Twitter: ”Thank you Baltimore it’s been a great run.”



For most point guards, grabbing 16 rebounds to achieve a milestone would seem a daunting task.

For Russell Westbrook, it seemed a foregone conclusion.

The Thunder star entered Wednesday’s regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies needing 16 rebounds to become the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons. He had four rebounds at the end of the first quarter, then snagged seven in the second in just under nine minutes. He had five rebounds in the first 2:42 of the third quarter to reach his goal, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

He finished with just six points, but he had a career-high 20 rebounds and 19 assists in a 137-123 win. He finished the season with averages of 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists.

”I’m very, very thankful and blessed Cody Latimer Color Rush Jersey , man, to go out and compete,” Westbrook said. ”Like I’ve said many, many times, I don’t take this game for granted. I don’t take going out on the floor and competing for granted. When God has got something planned, ain’t nobody who can stop it.”

After averaging a triple-double and setting a single-season NBA record with 42 triple-doubles last season, he added 25 more this season, and the Thunder won 20 of those games. He ranks fourth in NBA history with 104 career triple-doubles Authentic Saquon Barkley Jersey , three behind Jason Kidd.

”His numbers help them win,” Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. ”They’re not meaningless numbers. You get numbers on a bad team or in a blowout game or whatever it is, but he shows the consistency every single night, going out and performing at a high level. There’s very few guys, maybe a handful of guys that play with that level of intensity, with a burning fire, to be the best player on the floor every single night. He’s one of those guys.”

Westbrook had season lows of two field goals made and nine shot attempts against the Grizzlies as he focused on other aspects of the game.

”Russ is going to play the game,” said Paul George Jake Odorizzi Minnesota Twins Jersey , who scored 40 points Wednesday night. ”He’s one of the best to do it at that position. He was looking to get guys going early and saw how the game was unfolding. He stayed with it.”

Longtime teammate Nick Collison said Westbrook continues to amaze him.

”I’ve seen him lock in, and I want to really appreciate how good of a player he is and the production he’s had these last two years,” Collison said. ”It’s not just that. I’m not too much into the statistics. They’re amazing, but seeing him put the organization on his back and lead the organization through a tough time and the way that he’s able to show up every night and produce and compete and lead the team has been really fun to watch.”



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