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Alshon Jeffery remains in a sling but expects to return for the preseason

Alshon Jeffery injured his right shoulder in a hard fall July 30. The Eagles called the injury a shoulder strain.

The MRI results, though, put immediate surgery on the table as an option.

“I was like, ‘No, there’s no way you’re gonna do that. We gotta figure out another situation,’” Jeffery said, via Les Bowen of philly.com.

The receiver, who had signed a one-year deal with the Eagles, wasn’t about to miss the season. Jeffery played through the pain, participating in 82 percent of the offensive snaps in the regular season and 89 percent in the postseason.

As he should be. Not only will Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s system play to his strengths, but Melvin can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.

Plus, the 28-year-old Melvin is set to get another crack at free agency in 2019. And if his goals are reached, Melvin’s market value should jump even higher by proving to teams his strong play in Indianapolis wasn’t a fluke.

“I’m just excited for this upcoming season to really broadcast that the excuses will run out and they can’t last forever,” Melvin said. “I’m ready to take advantage of that.”

The Vikings selected Adams in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2017 draft out of South Florida.

Brooklyn hit 18 3-pointers in its first game since falling one shy of the NBA record with 24 in a rout of Chicago on Saturday.

Crabbe celebrated his 26th birthday by going 8 of 11 from deep Monday. He scored 14 straight points during his first quarter outburst and finished the first half with 29 points, including 6 of 6 from deep. The Nets led 62-55 at the break.

During his last three games, Crabbe has made 18 3-pointers and averaged 28.7 points.

“I shook his hand after the game and it was still hot, still cooking,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He’s really finishing the season the way we’re asking the team to finish, on a strong night.”

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