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The New York Jets have re-signed offensive lineman Dakota Dozier.
The Jets also announced Friday that offensive lineman Brent Qvale has signed his restricted free agent tender Kerryon Johnson Jersey , worth $1.907 million this year.
Both Dozier and Qvale add depth and versatility to an offensive line that includes newcomers Spencer Long and Travis Swanson.
Dozier was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2014 out of Furman. He set career highs last season with 14 games played with three starts. He has appeared in 32 career games for New York with five starts.
Qvale was signed by New York as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska in 2014. He has started 12 games for the Jets, including seven at right tackle, four as a jumbo tight end and one at right guard.
LOS ANGELES — The Lakers and Clippers will end the season just how it began — with a crosstown matchup at the Staples Center — but this duel comes with six months’ worth of perspective.
When the Clippers topped the Lakers in the season opener in October, there was plenty of optimism on both sides. The Lakers had just added point guard Lonzo Ball to run the show, while the Clippers rebuilt a roster around Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
The biggest sign that it didn’t quite work according to plan for both teams is that Griffin was traded by the end of January and the Lakers shipped out Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. just over a week later at the trade deadline.
Both moves were made with the future in mind, and since future means seasons beyond this one Joe Montana 49ers Jersey , Tuesday’s all-Los Angeles matchup will close the door on unfulfilled expectations in Southern California for 2017-18.
Win or lose Tuesday, though, both teams already are optimistic about the future.
The Clippers remained in playoff contention deep into the season before succumbing under the weight of injuries and a daunting schedule. At 42-39, they have the security of knowing they will finish the season above .500 despite those injuries that affected all areas of the roster.
“I think our fans kind of connected with this group more than any group since I have been here,” coach Doc Rivers told the media after Monday’s defeat to the Pelicans. “I think our team and our crowd kind of identified with each other this year.”
The Lakers will not see the .500 mark, since they head into the final contest at 34-47. But a renewed commitment to defense helped them go on a 16-7 run at one stretch after the new year Will Hernandez Jersey , and a sense of unity surfaced in the second half.
Not only did Julius Randle blossom under coach Luke Walton, so did rookie Kyle Kuzma, who is now expected to weigh heavily in the plans moving forward, along with fellow youngsters Ball and Josh Hart.
“I think we all kind of know that can happen (with) the success we’ve had this year, growing and being a young core,” Kuzma said Tracy Walker Jersey Lions , according to the Los Angeles Times.
After moving on from Griffin, the Clippers signed a multi-year deal with scoring machine Lou Williams, who is the team’s leading scorer at 22.6 points per game. Williams will become the second player in NBA history to set a career high in scoring in his 13th season or later (Chauncy Billups).
Williams will also become the first player in NBA history to average more than 20 points for the first time in his career in his 13th season or later. And with a double-double in the finale, Jordan will tie Elton Brand for most double-doubles in team history at 265.
But in a sign of just how prevalent injuries were for the Clippers, they will finish the season with four point guards out of action: Patrick Beverley (knee), Avery Bradley (groin) Babe Ruth Jersey , Milos Teodosic (foot) and Jawun Evans (abdomen). Also out Tuesday is Danilo Gallinari (hand), who missed most of the year with multiple injuries.
Williams (ankle) and Austin Rivers (elbow) did not play Monday but are expected to see action Wednesday.
Ball (knee) and Kuzma (ankle) are listed as day-to-day. Isaiah Thomas (hip) is out, while Brandon Ingram (concussion) is day-to-day.