The All-Pro has been watching you—on film, in OTAs—and he’s convinced you’re next.

The All-Pro DB, starting fresh with the 49ers after seven stellar seasons in Seattle, summoned the best at his position to study film and share trade secrets. Plus, unexpected fan reaction to a week of really bad NFL news, a shot at a preseason power ranking and more with training camps on the horizon

This self-styled cornerback academy was an attempt to take a page from Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals receiver who for years has hosted offseason workouts with dozens of receivers across the league. About 10 of the top cornerbacks in the NFL were invited to the first get-together at Stanford, with several citing scheduling conflicts and pledging to make the trip next year.

Our takeaway from Thursday’s news was that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for three games, and that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be Tampa Bay’s quarterback for almost a quarter of this season. Next in the stick-to-sports playbook is to pivot toward Winston’s future, and we’ll get to that, because that’s what we’re supposed to do. But before we do, here’s what you missed from a pair of air-tight, spit-shined-by-a-lawyer statements released by the NFL and Winston. Here’s what they assume you slept through:

After an investigation prompted by a Buzzfeed News report, the NFL determined that Kate, an Uber driver from Scottsdale, Ariz., was consistent and credible in her recollection of the incident. She alleged in 2017 that the Buccaneers quarterback was shouting homophobic slurs at pedestrians and, in the drive-through of a Mexican restaurant, reached over and … just grabbed [her] crotch. The NFL said the investigation had concluded that Winston violated the personal conduct policy by touching the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent and that disciplinary action was necessary and appropriate.

Teams with potential interest: Chiefs, Redskins, Colts, Saints, and Jets

Scouting report: Bryant started at safety during his redshirt freshman season at Mississippi State and was a key member of the defense throughout his college career. An aggressive tackler who is best in short-area and in zone coverage, Bryant is limited vertically in coverage and does not play with great hip control after leaving his pedal. He is a consistent tackler who likely will have a role or at least an opportunity for a role on special teams in the NFL. At his Pro Day, Bryant posted a 4.45 40-yard dash, a 34-inch vertical and a 10’3 broad jump at 5-11, 207 pounds. He previously has been clocked in the 4.3s in the 40 and was known in the football program as one of if not the best athlete on the team.

But the tradeoff to this sound strategy is that relievers, well, almost two-thirds of the closers lose their jobs over the course of a single season, so you can imagine what it’s like further down the assembly line. Relievers are like slices of buttered bread constantly falling off tables, and it’s anybody’s guess whether they’ll land with the butter side up. When they do, you’re in the playoffs. When they don’t, for whatever reason — small-sample flukes, a few weeks of wildness, an unexpected injury, an expected injury, age-related velocity declines, loss of feel for one pitch or the fact that if they’re relievers they maybe weren’t that good to begin with — you’ve got a carpet covered in butter at the worst possible time.

Defensively, however, with the Bears trending in the right direction in their base 3-4, Vic Fangio was retained to oversee a talented, mostly young unit that continues to grow. But the defense also got a key addition who can help take it to another level.

Here are the most notable changes that blew threw Chicago in the offseason as it tries to become a force in the NFC North.

In advance of our filing today, we proposed to the NFL to begin confidential discussions with the NFLPA Executive Committee to find a solution to this issue instead of immediately proceeding with litigation. The NFL has agreed to proceed with those discussions and we look forward to starting them soon.

The statement says that the sides will try to arrive at a solution, via negotiations, before the grievance lands in court.

However, the issue appears on the cusp of bubbling into a third consecutive season, dating to the 2016 preseason, when then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to protest social injustice and racial prejudice in America.

Jake Marisnick had a potential run-scoring extra-base hit tracked down in deep center by Smith with two outs in the fifth.

Smith’s homer was his first since last July 21, ending a 356 at-bat drought.

I’m not worried about hitting home runs, the speedy Smith said with a smile. I like to steal bases. Can’t steal bases when you hit homers.

Astros: Gurriel returned after three days on the paternity list. . Reliever Joe Smith (right elbow soreness) could be back Tuesday.

I love his demeanor on the mound: no nonsense, no messing around, said former Yankees pitcher and current YES Network analyst David Cone, who struck out 222 batters as a Bronx Bomber in 1997. Of course, his fastball’s great. Everything’s off of that.

Severino’s fastball has been so overpowering so deep into games that no starting pitcher has come close to matching it. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Severino has thrown a major-league-leading 527 pitches of 98 mph or faster. Mets ace Noah Syndergaard’s 285 are a distant second. Severino also has thrown 44 pitches of 100 mph or faster, with 12 of them coming Tuesday.

Weighted on-base average (wOBA) is the primary statistic used in the calculation. Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst. For example, a 10 is a must-start rating, while a 1 should be avoided (if possible); a 1-2 is poor, 3-4 is fair, 5-6 is average, 7-8 is very good and 9-10 is excellent.Snell, Rays beat Astros 3-2 to wrap impressive homestand

[I’m seeing] some funny swings, really out-in-front and lunging type swings. That shows me that the hitters just aren’t picking it up. It’s got a little different spin, a little different look to it. The key to me is if he can get side-to-side and downward tilt. He’s starting to get that. Last year, it was more side-to-side, and now he’s getting a little bit of both. That’s the one you want.

The Mets have never really talked about the deal, but it is well known that their owners, the Wilpons, had many accounts with investor Bernie Madoff. Madoff was returning 12 to 15 percent a year in what we now know were fictional returns. So deferring deals wasn’t a problem because the payout would occur years later and the interest rate would be lower than the money they were (fictionally) getting back from Madoff.

The leader of the Seattle defense won’t be participating in team activities.

The impasse between Earl Thomas and the Seahawks over his contract has gotten worse, and on Sunday morning the defensive back announced on Twitter that he was going to hold out.

Thomas is entering the final year of a four-year, $40 million contract he signed in 2015 — and it’s led to a difficult position for both sides. The Seahawks are in dire need of Thomas to anchor their defense, especially following the release of Richard Sherman and trade of Michael Bennett. However, Thomas is seeking one more long-term contract, and he’ll be 30 before the season begins. Nobody can blame the team for not thinking about their future and the danger of tying up too much cap space in an aging safety, should his level of play diminish in upcoming years.

In this stretch of a hypothetical, yep! The odds this would have all unfolded the way it did in one specific alternate universe are slim, but you can derive the logic behind each of these changes. The 2010-12 Bills were a ferris wheel of unfortunate quarterbacking, so it makes sense Brown’s leap would be delayed from his sophomore NFL season to a later date. The Patriots love stealing underappreciated skill players from divisionional rivals, so it makes sense they’d take a low-risk, high-reward gamble on Brown.

About a month into the 2016 season, Luck had consistently appeared on the injury report as a limited participant, typically on Thursdays. But the team continued to brush off concerns.

There isn’t some kind of chronic shoulder injury or anything like that, I promise you, Irsay told the Indianapolis Star before a Week 4 game in London. There are no surgeries planned. He is fine and the shoulder is something that just disappears into the woodwork when he wins his next MVP or when he wins a Super Bowl.

Luck played in 15 games that season, only missing one in November due to a concussion. Despite being on the injury report on a weekly basis, Luck completed a career-best 63.5 percent of his passes with 31 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 96.4 passer rating that was No. 9 in the NFL among starting quarterbacks.

With the injury never really slowing Luck or keeping him out of action, the quick surgery to repair the problem shortly after the end of the 2016 season didn’t raise many red flags. It wasn’t until the beginning of training camp that concern crept in.

Julian Edelman to miss AFC title game rematch, Matt Patricia reunion

When Matt Patricia was the defensive coordinator of the Patriots, he saw a lot of wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Patricia, who became the head coach in Detroit this offseason, won’t be seeing any of Edelman when the Patriots pay his new team a visit in September. With the NFL upholding Edelman’s four-game suspension on Tuesday, we now know for sure that he will be out of the lineup for New England’s Week Three Sunday night game against the Lions.

Edelman will also miss a Week Two trip to Jacksonville for a rematch of the two teams that took place in the AFC title game last season. Edelman didn’t play in that game either as he was rehabbing a torn ACL while Danny Amendola scored two touchdowns and Brandin Cooks caught six passes for 100 yards.

The Blues gave up quite a few assets in trading for the Sabres’ talented center. How did St. Louis end up getting the better of this deal?

Making drastic changes was also the theme in Buffalo, where general manager Jason Botterill continued shuffling the under-performing roster of a team that finished last in the standings for the third time in five years.

We had to change the dynamic, Botterill said. The bottom line was there’s a lot of great people in that locker room, but when you finish 31st, you have to look to make changes.

It worked out, allowing him to pick his team.

Collins looked at the Bills and Dolphins but signed a three-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $1.7 million with the Cowboys three days after going undrafted. He already has signed a two-year extension that keeps him in Dallas through 2019.

His three seasons with the Cowboys, which includes 30 starts, have exceeded expectations.

Honestly, it’s that times 10, Collins said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. I never knew what it was like being a Cowboy. Now that I’m going into my fourth year, I really understand what it’s like, and it’s great. I think about it all over again, and I would have come here every time. It’s been a blessing. Just looking forward to the future and what it holds for us.

Collins began his pro career at left guard before moving to right tackle last season when Doug Free retired.

Gray has been like Jekyll and Hyde when it comes to pitching at home and on the road.

Later Sunday, Dallas added more depth at center by bringing back Salah Mejri on a deal for the veteran’s minimum.

By spending most of their cap space on Jordan, the Mavericks are forgoing the opportunity to sign other free agents to favorable long-term deals in a year when few other teams have more than the non-taxpayer midlevel exception to spend. However, I’m not sure which youngish free agents would have been a good long-term fit alongside Dallas’ young backcourt of Dennis Smith Jr. and No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic, so I think waiting for next summer — when the Mavericks could create more than $50 million in cap space — is a reasonable decision.

With Jordan and Mejri, plus incumbent Dwight Powell and a (presumably) re-signed Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks will have a crowded depth chart in the middle.

Signing Robinson does likely consign Detroit to minimum offers the rest of free agency. Assuming the Pistons sign both of their second-round picks (Bruce Brown and Khyri Thomas) to minimum contracts, they’ll have just enough left to fill out the roster with two more players at the minimum and stay under the luxury-tax line. Those spots could go to Dwight Buycks and Eric Moreland, who both have nonguaranteed 2018-19 salaries, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see one or both cut loose.

He was a lot more assertive, a lot more aggressive with his fastball and challenging the strike zone with it, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. We saw a number of really good breaking balls. We saw some good changeups. When he got in some putaway counts, I felt like he did a better job of making it look like a strike out of the hand, which is something you’ve got to be better at here in the big leagues.

Monday will be the 30th regular-season meeting between the teams, who met in the 1996 and 1999 World Series. The Yankees are 17-12 all-time against the Braves.LeBron James speaks with Cavs GM Koby Altman as free agency opens

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman spoke to both LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, over the phone when NBA free agency officially opened at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, sources told ESPN.

Red Wings add goaltending depth with Jonathan Bernier

The Detroit Red Wings lost backup goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Hurricanes, so they filled the void by signing Jonathan Bernier from the Avalanche to a three-year deal.

There’s a lot of history in this organization and in this town and I’m excited to be a part of it, Bernier said in a statement.

Bernier served as the Avalanche’s primary goaltender after Semyon Varlamov was sidelined by a knee injury in late March. He helped the Avalanche reach the playoffs for the first time in four seasons by posting a 19-13-3 record with a 2.85 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.

Nothing, really. He is who he is, a guy who gets ground balls and won’t beat himself. In 2015 and 2017, when he had sub-3.00 ERAs, his ground-ball rates were over 60 percent. In 2016 and 2018, those rates have fallen below 58 percent. With Keuchel, it’s a fine line between being a No. 1 or 2 starter and a No. 3.

Predicting the market: Keuchel and Charlie Morton are both free agents. The Astros are unlikely to sign both, as prospect Forrest Whitley should be ready in 2019, plus you still have Collin McHugh as a rotation option. Keuchel and Jose Altuve are the two Astros who suffered through the really bad days. They gave Altuve a big extension, but I’m not sure Keuchel receives the same love.

Astros, Rangers, Padres, Angels, Yankees. Keuchel always seem to pitch well at Yankee Stadium (2.45 ERA, no home runs in 33 innings, and that doesn’t include his wild-card start there in 2015).

A urine sample I provided to the NFL has resulted in a positive test of a banned substance under league policy with regards to Performance Enhancing Substances. It absolutely kills me that I allowed this to happen, Turbin wrote on Twitter. It has always been a priority in my life to display a high level of leadership both on and off the field. I strive to be a person that people can look up to and strive to exemplify the definition of hard work.

Unfortunately, I have made a mistake. A mistake that will not only have personal consequences, but will affect the Colts organization, an organization that I am extremely appreciative to be a part of. For that, I am truly sorry.

Turbin, who is entering his eighth season, spent the majority of the offseason program working with the first unit after the Colts decided not to re-sign veteran Frank Gore last winter and with Marlon Mack out with a shoulder injury.

Turbin played only six games last season because of an elbow injury.