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FLORHAM PARK Womens Kelvin Beachum Jersey , N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets picked a pass rusher with plenty to prove.Florida’s Jachai Polite was the first of the Jets’ two third-round selections Friday night, going 68th overall and giving New York the explosive edge rusher they coveted entering the NFL draft.The Jets just hope the 21-year-old Polite has outgrown the maturity questions many teams had about him. He was once considered a likely early selection, but he struggled during what he called a “bumpy” pre-draft process — both physically and mentally.“I’ve accepted all my flaws,” Polite said during a conference call. “I’ve been just working on that all offseason.”Polite had 11 sacks in his junior season with the Gators, playing mainly off the edge, and is considered still a bit raw. He tweaked his right hamstring during the 40-yard dash at Florida’s pro day last month and was slowed the rest of the day. The injury previously hampered him at the NFL combine in February in Indianapolis, where he ran the 40-yard dash in an underwhelming 4.84 seconds and posted a vertical jump of just 32 inches before choosing not to do any additional drills. His weight became an issue as he got up to 258 pounds, but was in the 240s when he visited the Jets.He also made headlines for what he perceived as teams — Green Bay, in particular — “bashing” him during the interview process at the combine.“I regret saying that (anyone) was bashing me, because they weren’t really bashing me,” Polite said. “They were just trying to interview a guy to come play for their team. They just wanted to see how I reacted. It was all my fault, and I learned from it.“It was an incident that got misjudged. Things were said that didn’t happen and weren’t meant that way. It wasn’t really that bad, if you ask me.”Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was aware of Polite’s off-field concerns ... son-jersey , but said the team did its homework leading up to the draft. He added that a member of the scouting department also had familiarity with Polite when the two were at Florida.“He might not have had the best spring he would’ve ideally wanted,” Maccagnan said. “But there were definitely things there that we felt good about, in terms of the opportunity to kind of work with him and develop.”New York also drafted USC offensive tackle Chuma Edoga in the third round, trading with Minnesota to move up a spot to take him with the 92nd overall pick. The Jets gave the Vikings the 93rd pick and No. 217 overall (a seventh-rounder).Polite led the NCAA with six forced fumbles last season, despite starting just five of 13 games. He had a team-leading 19½ tackles for loss and was selected to the AP All-America second team.The Jets selected Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall selection Thursday night, giving New York’s defensive line two promising new additions. With Williams expected to provide power in the middle as a run-stuffing pass rusher, Polite will be counted on to get to the quarterback as a mismatch on the outside, potentially as a 3-4 outside linebacker.“This is a perfect place for me to fit scheme-wise,” Polite said.He’ll also start fresh in the NFL, and is eager to put all the negative talk in the past.“I have a lot of people to prove wrong,” Polite added. “I’m ready to work. Growing up, there’s always been a lot of negative things about me, and I’ve just worked my whole life.”The 6-foot-3 Brent Qvale Jersey , 308-pound Edoga was a teammate of current Jets quarterback Sam Darnold at USC in 2017, and he’ll be tasked with helping protect the second-year signal caller on New York’s offensive line.“I blocked for Sammy D in college and now I get to block for him in the NFL, it’s a blessing,” Edoga said during a conference call. “It’s a dream come true.”Edoga played in 44 games, including 26 starts, with the Trojans — mainly as a right tackle, where he was selected to the All-Pac-12 second team last season. Both left tackle Kelvin Beachum and right tackle Brandon Shell are scheduled to be free agents after this season, so Edoga could be groomed to replace one of the two in 2020, if not sooner.He played both tackle spots during the Senior Bowl week, something he thinks he will be able to do in the NFL. Maccagnan added that Edoga could also potentially play guard.Edoga also impressed teams by flashing some of the on-field characteristics that moved him up draft boards.“I just like to use my athleticism and play with aggressiveness,” Edoga said. “Try to get off the ball and hit somebody in the mouth.”After the trade with the Vikings, the Jets will enter the final day of the draft Saturday with just two more picks: a fourth-rounder (No. 105 overall) and a sixth-rounder (No. 196).NOTES: Maccagnan disputed published reports that he and new coach Adam Gase have clashed at times during the offseason. “I think Adam and I have worked very well together,” he said. “I’m sure Womens Marcus Maye Jersey , like in any process, there are times … when we have different opinions on a player. From my standpoint, I’ve actually had a very good working relationship with Adam. Quite frankly, he has a very good sense of humor and kind of makes me laugh quite a bit.” Adrian Peterson showed the Washington Redskins what they needed to see in his debut by rushing for 56 yards on 11 carries in a 29-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Friday night in each team’s third preseason game.Peterson carried the ball seven consecutive plays on one possession, and the 2012 MVP later picked up 15 yards on fourth-and-1. The Redskins (1-2) signed Peterson on Monday after injuries to three running backs and were eager to see what the 33-year-old had in the tank.They got their answer: enough to likely earn the starting job Week 1 at the Arizona Cardinals. After only three practices, Peterson looked to have passed Rob Kelley, Kapri Bibbs and injured backs Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall on the depth chart.Peterson’s play was a bright spot for the Redskins as they were carved up by Case Keenum and Denver’s first-team offense, and Alex Smith was an unimpressive 3 of 8 for 33 yards in four series. Keenum was 12 of 18 for 148 yards before giving way to backup Chad Kelly for the Broncos (1-2).The Broncos’ first-team offense scored two touchdowns and added a field goal in five series of work, led by dual-threat receiver Emmanuel Sanders. He was responsible for all 75 of Denver’s yards on its second touchdown drive, catching passes of 15 and 33 yards from Keenum and scoring on a 27-yard end-around.GIANTS 22, JETS 16EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold led the Jets on two touchdown drives, moving closer to securing the starting quarterback job in a loss to the Giants.The No. 3 overall draft pick made his second consecutive start ... ele-jersey , finishing 8 of 16 for 86 yards — including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Terrelle Pryor.Darnold is competing with Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown for the Jets’ starting job, but the rookie is being given every chance to be under center when New York (1-2) opens the regular season at Detroit on Sept. 10.Bridgewater came in on the Jets’ second offensive possession of the second half, while McCown never played. Bridgewater was 11 of 15 for 104 yards.Darnold got off to a solid start, leading an 11-play, 75-yard drive on the Jets’ opening series that was capped by Bilal Powell‘s 10-yard touchdown run.The Giants’ starters played just the first two quarters, with Eli Manning going 17 of 23 for 188 yards in what was likely his final tuneup before the regular season. Sterling Shepard had seven catches for 78 yards for the Giants (2-1).PANTHERS 25, PATRIOTS 14CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton gave the Panthers an early injury scare before returning to help Carolina defeat New England in a preseason game.On the game’s opening drive, Newton scrambled out of the pocket on third-and-9 before recklessly diving head-first — this is the preseason, after all — and landing on his head after getting upended by cornerback Jonathan Jones.Newton was forced to leave the game to be evaluated for a concussion, but returned four plays later to a loud ovation and played the remainder of the first half.He finished 11 of 17 for 142 yards passing and led three scoring drives — all resulting in field goals — as the Panthers built a 9-3 lead at halftime.Running back Christian McCaffrey continued to be a major player on offense, touching the ball 10 times for 51 yards on Carolina’s opening drive which lasted nearly 10 minutes.The Panthers (3-0) had 203 yards in the first half, but couldn’t find the end zone.It was a quiet night for Tom Brady Brandon Copeland Jersey , who completed 12 of 18 passes for 102 yards in the first half. The five-time Super Bowl champion didn’t get much help from his receivers, who dropped multiple passes. The Patriots (2-1) never did get in sync offensively and were limited to 130 yards in the first half.VIKINGS 21, SEAHAWKS 20MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins helped Minnesota’s offense make some progress by passing for 182 yards in the first half, and third-stringer Kyle Sloter threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Vikings rallied for a victory over Seattle.Sebastian Janikowski kicked field goals from 35 and 55 yards in the first half for the Seahawks (1-2), who kept their starters in past halftime. Russell Wilson led one scoring drive against the vaunted Vikings defense, finishing 11 for 21 for 118 yards.Chris Carson carried seven times for 26 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 20 yards for the Seahawks, who are trying to regenerate the power running attack that helped them reach two straight Super Bowls.For the Vikings (2-1), Sloter’s touchdowns went to Jake Weineke and Chad Beebe, before the go-ahead 2-point conversion completion to Weineke again.___