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The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games Jonathan Allen Jersey , offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. The Wizards, however, offered the free-to-play contests during the regular season, while the Redskins will have them only during the four preseason games, when NBC Sports Washington has TV rights.The network will continue to offer a traditional telecast on its main channel, while the gambling-focused telecast will air simultaneously on its secondary channel, NBC Sports Washington Plus. The Wizards offered the alternate telecast on eight games this season, and they saw increased ratings and fan engagement, said Damon Phillips, the network’s general manager.Starting the interactive telecasts now allows the network to be ready when legal online or mobile sports betting becomes available in its viewing area, Phillips said. The network in theory could accept real-time wagers on proposition bets offered during the telecast if it partnered with a sportsbook.“Down the road there are a number of possibilities,” Phillips said. “Who knows where the different regulatory entities are going to end up on sports betting, and we just want to make sure we’re ready to be able to respond to it.”For now, the games are free to play and the network will give away $1,000 in cash to one winner per quarter of each game.“We think this is the way of the future. There’s going to be a gamification of television broadcasts, and this is one of the first examples of it,” Phillips said.The District of Columbia Council legalized sports betting in Washington this year, although the regulations have not been finalized and no sportsbooks have opened. Bills have been introduced to legalize sports betting in Virginia and Maryland, which would require voters in those states to approve it in a referendum.Delaware and West Virginia, which are in the NBC Sports Washington viewing area, are among the 10 states that already have legal sportsbooks. Neither state currently has online or mobile betting, however.The NFL has historically been opposed to gambling on its games, although it publishes injury reports that sportsbooks use to adjust point spreads, and it has embraced daily fantasy sports, in which fans wager on the performances of individual players rather than the outcome of a game. The NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have been more eager to embrace sports betting in states where it is legal, and they have created business partnerships with sportsbook operators. Caesars Entertainment became the NFL’s first casino sponsor this year, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football.Jessie Johnson, a Redskins spokeswoman, said the league was aware of the planned telecasts and raised no objection. RICHMOND, Va. (AP)Alex Smith is frustrating Josh Norman.Norman likes having Smith with the Washington Redskins, but practice time against the veteran quarterback at training camp hasn’t been as beneficial as the big-money cornerback had hoped. That’s because Smith has been so on-point with his decision-making and throws that Norman isn’t getting a whole lot of work in team drills.”You’re in great position, you get there top of the route Montae Nicholson Jersey , you’re ready for your play to be made and it doesn’t come,” Norman said. ”But the ones you are a little step behind on and you’re almost there to make it, he throws it. It’s those games, cat and mouse, man. It’s cat-and-mouse games that it just sucks when you’re the mouse.”Norman feels like the mouse early in camp but hopes facing a QB like Smith each day benefits him in the long run. Entering the third season of a $75 million, five-year contract, Norman is balancing the lack of work he’s getting during 11-on-11 time with his usual half-hour plus of individual drills after practice as one of the last players on the field.”That’s what you’ve got to do to be the best, to be great like him,” said undrafted rookie safety Quin Blanding, who worked out with Norman following practice Sunday. ”It just shows he wants extra work no matter all the work he’s done in practice. It’s always find ways to get better, and that’s what he’s doing.”Norman is known for his post-practice regimen, whether it’s going for jump balls or catching in rapid succession out of a JUGS machine. But none of that compares to team snaps, where Smith is avoiding Norman the way he would in a real game.”I’m just staying the course and trying to understand that your technique is not flawed, continue to do what you do even though your chances are not coming,” Norman said. ”But when they do come, try to be better than the quarterback in making a play. He’s so precise right now, so he’s not making mistakes, and that’s the biggest thing you’ve seen. Even in practice, he’s not making mistakes. It’s hard to try to key in on that.”Coach Jay Gruden approves. His offense is built around quick decisions and finding the right receiver to throw to, and that’s not usually by challenging Norman.”Josh is getting plenty of work,” Gruden said Tuesday. ”We’re not going to throw a flat route out to Josh Norman and let him pick it. That’s just common sense, so Josh is going to have to wait for somebody else to throw it to him.”Norman is still isolating elements of his game to work on at age 30, going into his seventh NFL season. He had no interceptions last year and dropped more than a handful of prime opportunities, so at practice he’s working on the little things that turn a broken-up pass into a pick.”Being in place is the first part, but finishing the ball should be something that already is established and ingrained in you,” Norman said. ”It’s just that six inches from making a play to not making a play.”Trying to close the gap on those inches is what goes into Norman’s extra work after practice. And in the process, he’s helping young defensive backs like Blanding and Kenny Ladler develop the same kind of habits.”You fix the mistakes and then when it comes again, you don’t make the same mistake,” Blanding said. ”You’ve got to be ready to work no matter if it feels like a great day of practice or if it was a bad day of practice. You’ve got to put that aside and you’ve just got to work. You’ve got to keep on working, and that’s what he does.”NOTES: RB Chris Thompson, who’s recovering from surgery to repair a broken right fibula, took his first snaps in team drills Tuesday. … LB Mason Foster was limited at practice by a strained stomach muscle.—

Monday While the chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers trading Le’Veon Bell before the October 30 deadline always seemed unlikely Mike Webster Jersey , circumstances may have changed enough over the past 48 hours or so to make that dream a reality in 2018. With Le’Veon Bell suggesting he would return to Pittsburgh in Week 7, there is a possibility a window will open to get a deal done in time and a trade partner might be starting to emerge who could be crazy enough to agree to it.Hours after it had been announced that the Philadelphia Eagles had placed running back Jay Ajayi on injured reserve with an ACL injury, it was also reported that they had restructured the contract of defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Having created an additional $6.5 million in salary cap space with this move, the Eagles are now in a position to absorb Bell’s remaining contract when this figure is added to the $4 million in cap room they already had available.However, for those of you already packaging Bell up to send on his way, Adam Schefter of ESPN suggests you slow your roll.That being said, this report runs contrary to several from Jason La Canfora of CBS, who has written a number of articles in the past few weeks suggesting significant interest from Philadelphia in Bell.Should the Steelers’ star running back return at some point in Week 7, he would first need to sign his franchise tag, a move that would fix one of the stumbling block of facilitating a trade. Bell would still need to agree to being traded, but an incentive would be the possibility to earn an extra paycheck in 2018 and play in one less game, with the Eagles set to have a their bye in Week 9. A prospect that would surely be appealing to him.At first, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was the one pushing the speculative rumors about Pittsburgh’s interest in trading Bell, but it is interesting to note he has cooled somewhat on the idea as of late. Rapoport’s latest “update” on Sunday morning implied the Steelers’ absentee back had no interest in being traded after all Mel Blount Jersey , even if he didn't strictly rule it out.After sending a fourth round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for Ajayi in 2017, a player who is out of contract at the end of this season, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the Eagles could decide to do a similar thing this year. An indifferent start to the season for the defending Super Bowl champions, thanks in part to a struggling rushing attack, could make Bell seem like an obvious short term fix. For an organization that appears to have little regard for the value of draft picks, burning another one on an elite running back might not be the worst decision they have ever made either.When Bell is still on the Steelers’ roster come November, the lesson to be learned here will be to never listen to wild rumors from the national media that you always thought sounded ridiculous, even if you did secretly hope they would turn out to be true. Bracketing the best teams in the past 50 years of Pittsburgh Steelers history never to win a title. Who do you consider the "Best of the Rest" between the 2014 Steelers and the 1995 version?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsFeatures and Long FormRound 2 of Pittsburgh Steelers March Madness: The Best of the Rest featuring No. 1 seed 2004 vs. No. 10 seed 1995New,7commentsBracketing the best teams in the past 50 years of Pittsburgh Steelers history never to win a title. Who do you consider the “Best of the Rest” between the 2014 Steelers and the 1995 version?EDTShareTweetShareShareRound 2 of Pittsburgh Steelers March Madness: The Best of the Rest featuring No. 1 seed 2004 vs. No. 10 seed 1995BTSC continues to search for the best and most-memorable Steeler team to not win a title. Last time around, you voted the team that fell three yards short of a Super Bowl over a team that couldn’t beat New England in the AFCCG again. Here are the results...No. 8 Seed: 1976 - The Steel Curtain Defense at their highest level - 97%No. 9 Seed: 1973 - About three bricks shy of a load - 3%Here is the schedule for Round Two:No. 1 Seed: 2004 (15-1) vs No. 10 Seed: 1995 (11-5)No. 2 Seed: 2001 (13-3) vs No. 8 Seed: 1976 (10-4)No. 3 Seed: 2017 (13-3) vs No. 6 Seed: 1994 (12-4) No. 4 Seed: 1972 (11-3) vs No. 5 Seed: 2010 (12-4)Once again, you may not agree with the seedings...but they were done by record in the regular season and gives a chance for upset.This time around we pit a 15-1 team against a team that nearly got that “thumb ring”. Both teams featured CB Willie Williams. Be sure to vote for the team that remains the most memorable to you or the one you feel is simply the “best of the rest”. Your choice. Be sure to wax poetically in the comment section below. No. 1 Seed: 2004 (15-1) Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie season saw Bill Cowher’s Steelers post their best regular season record in the team’s history. Ben shattered the NFL record of six wins by a QB to start his NFL career by going 13-0 in the regular season. Besides the mania surrounding the rookie phenom, this was the season that saw the debuts of Duce Staley and Willie Parker in Pittsburgh and the original last days of Plaxico Burress. We also saw James Harrison get to take advantage of a chance when Joey Porter punched William Green in Pregame of a November bout in Cleveland. The highlights of the season included beating undefeated New England (halting their 21-game win-spree) and Philadelphia in back-to-back games in Weeks 8 & 9 respectively. The story ended at home in the AFC Championship Game as New England trounced the Steelers 41-27 and went on to win the Super Bowl.Pro Bowlers: Jerome Bettis, Alan Faneca, James Farrior Troy Polamalu Jersey , Jeff Hartings, Troy Polamalu, Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith, Hines WardFirst-Team All Pros: Alan Faneca, James Farrior, Jeff Hartings, Troy Polamalu, Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith, Hines WardSecond-Team All Pros: Troy Polamalu, Joey Porter Carnell Lake Jersey , Hines WardTeam MVP: James FarriorNo. 1 Draft Pick: Ben RoethlisbergerRookie of the Year: Ben RoethlisbergerAfter falling three-yards short in the AFC Championship at home against San Diego after the 2004 season, the Steelers were itching to get back and avenge that loss. The franchise lost some key personnel in the offseason as well, with RB Barry Foster’s departure, Gary Anderson to the Eagles and TE Eric Green joining the Dolphins for a huge deal. However, the addition of RB Erric Pegram from the Falcons and Andre Hastings from Tampa in free agency and a draft class that included TE Mark Breuer, Kordell Stewart and G Brendan Stai helped ease those losses and make the Steelers the NFL’s top scoring offense that year. On opening day a devestating blow was felt as CB Rod Woodson was lost for the remainder of the regular season with a knee injury. Starting QB Neil O’Donnell went down too and would miss four games. Mike Tomczak and Jim Miller would both fill in at QB and Willie Williams (a 6th rounder from ‘93) stepped-in and later Carnell Lake switched to corner to fill the huge void left by Woodson. Despite winning the first two games and going 3-2 in O’Donnell’s absence, the ‘95ers found themselves at a dismal 3-4 (that included a loss to expansion Jacksonville) and were eerily close to watching their division hopes crash and burn early on. The team met in the locker room and vowed to pull together in what would essentially be a nine-game season. They went on a tear, winning the next eight games, before losing in Green Bay in Week 17. That streak included two notable victories in which the Steelers had to come from behind in Chicago and Cincinnati. The Cincy win came after they were down 18. This season also saw the emergence of Stewart. Nicknamed “Slash” for his jack-of-all-trades contributions, No. 10 helped revitalize the team. Other leaders included 0’Donnell, Pegram (813 yards/5 TDs), Morris (9 TDs), Ernie Mills (8 TDs), Yancey Thigpen (1 Jerome Bettis Jersey ,307 yards/5 TDs), Williams (7 INTs), Greg Lloyd (6.5 sacks/6 forced fumbles), Kevin Greene (9 sacks), Ray Seals (8.5 sacks) and Norm Johnson (141 points as the NFL leader). After clinching, Bill Cowher rallied the team by telling them they had (as the two seed) at least one game at home. It would be more like two. After demolishing Buffalo 40-21, the Steelers welcomed Jim “Captain Comeback” Harbaugh and the underdog Indianapolis Colts to Three Rivers. A defensive stand, a conversion on 4th and three late from O’Donnell to Hastings, a Bam Morris TD after a 37-yard catch by Mills and a dropped Hail Mary by Aaron Bailey in the end zone highlighted a very exciting AFCCG. The Steelers would gain entry to their first SB in 16 years and Steeler Nation was at a fevered pitch. The Steelers fell behind in Arizona in SB XXX to Dallas 13-0, but a Thigpen TD catch cut the lead right before halftime. In the second half, momentum was clearly on Pittsburgh’s side. A surprise onsides recovered by Deon Figures, a Levon Kirkland sack and a Morris TD put the Steelers in position to take the lead. However, No. 14 threw to ugly interceptions to Larry Brown and the underdog Steelers couldn’t pull off the win. On the way to the locker room, Bill Cowher hugged and kissed his family and said to his daughter Merril Hoge Jersey , “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose”. This would be the last game for O’Donnell and Morris in a Pittsburgh Uniform. Neil would join the Jets after signing a big deal and Morris would get busted with a huge bag of weed and get cut in the offseason. Despite the loss in the big one, 1995 goes down as an almost magical season in Steeler lore.Pro Bowlers: Dermontti Dawson, Kevin Greene, Carnell Lake, Greg Lloyd, and Yancey ThigpenFirst-Team All Pros: Dermontti Dawson and Greg LloydSecond-Team All Pros: Carnell Lake Team MVP: Neil O’DonnellNo. 1 Draft Pick: Mark BreunerRookie of the Year: Kordell StewartWhile the 2004 team had a near perfect regular season, there were a lot of close calls and the team barely made it past the Jets in the Divisional Round. The 1995 struggled out of the gate due to major injuries and then finished strong. 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NFL draft Thursday night (x-denotes early entry).1. Arizona (3-13)x-Kyler Murray Derrick Johnson Jersey , QB, 5-10, 205, Oklahoma.Strengths: Athletic with a strong arm, nice touch and solid accuracy.Weaknesses: Kyler Murray is small. You might have heard.Fact: First player taken in the first rounds of both the NFL and MLB drafts. Follows former teammate Baker Mayfield as the No. 1 overall choice, making Oklahoma the first school since Southern California in 1968-69 to produce the top pick in back-to-back years.2. San Francisco (4-12)x-Nick Bosa, DE, 6-4, 266 pounds, Ohio State.Strengths: Quick off the edge and relentless, just like his brother, Chargers star Joey Bosa.Weaknesses: Maybe some durability concerns because last year’s season-ending injury cut short the one season in which Bosa would have gotten a large volume of snaps.Fact: He’s Ohio State’s highest draft pick since offensive tackle Orlando Pace went No. 1 to the St. Louis Rams in 1997.3. New York Jets (4-12)x-Quinnen Williams, DL, 6-6, 303, Alabama.Strengths: Nearly unblockable last season with a combination of quickness, power and strong handsWeaknesses: Could nitpick about his weight as he might be more comfortable playing in the 290s. That’s about it.Fact: One-year starter who made a case as the best player in college football in 2018 and now the highest-drafted Alabama defensive player since Cornelius Bennett in 1987.4. Oakland Raiders (4-12)Clelin Ferrell, DE, 6-4, 264, Clemson.Strengths: Solid in most areas and good at getting off blocks to finish plays.Weaknesses: Sort of the opposite of Rashan Gary; not quite the athlete but plenty of production.Fact: All-American last season with 21 sacks in his final two years.5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11)x-Devin White, LB, 6-0, 237, LSU.Strengths: Covers lots of ground and crushes ball carriers when he arrives.Weaknesses: Can get out of position. More fast than instinctual.Fact: Butkus Award winner as nation’s best linebacker in 2018 led the SEC with 123 tackles.6. New York Giants (5-11)Daniel Jones, QB, 6-5, 231, Duke.Strengths: Combo of size and athleticism is top level.Weaknesses: Decision-making was often questionable and release needs to be sped up.Fact: Three years as a starter under coach David Cutcliffe, aka the guy who coached Peyton and Eli Manning in college.7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)Josh Allen, DE, 6-5, 262, Kentucky.Strengths: Size, speed, athleticism are all ideal. Even some room to add a few pounds if necessary.Weaknesses: Some technique could use polishing, but not much to complain about.Fact: Won Bednarik Award and Nagurski Trophy as top defensive player in college football last season.8. Detroit Lions (6-10)x-T.J. Hockenson, TE, 6-5, 251, Iowa.Strengths: Best combination of athleticism, receiving skills and blocking in the class.Weaknesses: Needs to fill out and become a more reliable blocker to reach star status.Fact: John Mackey Award winner as nation’s best tight end last year.9. Buffalo Bills (6-10)x-Ed Oliver, DT, 6-2, 287, Houston.Strengths: Lateral quickness, burst and ability to finish plays like a linebacker.Weaknesses: Short and was allowed to roam and slant in college.Fact: Knee problem cut junior season short, but won Outland Trophy as nation’s top lineman as sophomore.10. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6)x-Devin Bush, LB, 5-11, 234, Michigan.Strengths: Fast and reliable in pass coverage.Weaknesses: Undersized, with a frame that might be maxed out, unlike Devin White.Fact: Led Michigan in tackles the past two seasons.Cincinnati Bengals (6-10)11. Jonah Williams, OT, 6-4, 302, Alabama.Strengths: Sound technician and good athlete.Weaknesses: Shorter than ideal arms and relatively small frame for tackle could necessitate move to guard.Fact: Three-year starter who moved to left tackle as a sophomore and was an All-American as a junior.12. Green Bay Packers (6-9-1)x-Rashan Gary, DE, 6-4, 277, Michigan.Strengths: Top-flight athlete with good power, long arms and sturdy against the run.Weaknesses: Pass-rush production was spotty. Had 10½ sacks in three seasons, though was often used to tie up blockers.Fact: Consensus No. 1 overall recruit coming out of high school in 2016.13. Miami Dolphins (7-9)Christian Wilkins, DT, 6-3, 315, Clemson.Strengths: Team leader, with position versatility and good athleticism.Weaknesses: Length and point-of-attack strength are less-than-ideal.Fact: First Clemson scholarship football player to earn a degree in 2½ years.14. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)Chris Lindstrom, OG, 6-4, 308, Boston College.Strengths: Good bloodlines. Father Chris Lindstrom Sr. is in the BC Hall of Fame and played three years in the NFL. Uncle and brother also played at BC.Weaknesses: Needs to work on screen blocking.Fact: He joins a Falcons offensive line that needs help after giving up 108 quarterback hits and was 31st in runs for no gain or losses.15. Washington Redskins (7-9)x-Dwayne Haskins, QB, 6-3, 230, Ohio State.Strengths: Big guy with a big arm who commands his offense.Weaknesses: Heavy-footed and prone to fall back against pressure. Only 14 career starts.Fact: Led the nation with 4,831 yards passing and 50 touchdowns last season.16. Carolina Panthers (7-9)x-Brian Burns, DE, 6-5, 249, Florida State.Strengths: Super quick and agile.Weaknesses: Light, with thin frame. Could be more of a third-down pass rusher than every-down player.Fact: Seven forced fumbles and three blocked kicks in his three-year career.17. New York Giants (5-11)x-Dexter Lawrence, DT, 6-4, 342, Clemson.Strengths: Massive, but pretty light on his feet.Weaknesses: Limited pass-rush potential, could slow him in pass-happy NFL.Fact: Suspended for last season’s College Football Playoff for failing an NCAA test for performance-enhancing drugs. Has said he had no idea why he failed the test.18. Minnesota VikingsGarrett Bradbury, C, 6-3, 306, North Carolina State.Strengths: Strong, lean and instinctive.Weaknesses: Better in pass protection than drive blocking for the run.Fact: High school tight end who developed into All-America center.19. Tennessee Titans (9-7)x-Jeffery Simmons, DT Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Jersey , 6-4, 301, Mississippi State.Strengths: Big, perfectly proportioned athlete who consistently produces.Weaknesses: Tore a ligament in his left knee in pre-draft workouts.Fact: Was involved in a fight with a woman, whom he punched several times, while still in high school. Pleaded no contest to simple assault charge.20. Denver Broncos (6-10)x-Noah Fant, TE, 6-4, 249, Iowa.Strengths: Speed and athleticism aplenty.Weaknesses: Might be more of a slot receiver, motion-type tight end.Fact: Fant was the hyped Iowa tight end going into last season, but Hockenson’s emergence probably held down some of his production. Fant had 39 catches for 519 yards and seven touchdowns.21. Green Bay Packers (6-9-1)Darnell Savage, S, 5-11, 198, Maryland.Strengths: Playmaking ability and athleticism.Weaknesses: Not ideal size for a safety and he needs to polish his open-field tackling.Fact: Ran a 4.36-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine and moved up draft boards after that.22. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)Andre Dillard, OT, 6-5, 315, Washington State.Strengths: Excellent athleticism and carries his weight comfortably.Weaknesses: Needs to show more power as a run blocker.Fact: Former two-star recruit who redshirted as a freshman and became a three-year starter at tackle.23. Houston Texas (11-5)Tytus Howard, OT, 6-5, 322, Alabama StateStrengths: Athletic and hard-working, he transitioned from playing quarterback in high school and gained 87 pounds and grew 2 inches in college.Weaknesses: Raw physically and needs to raise his offensive line play IQ.Fact: First Alabama State player to go in the first round.24. Oakland Raiders (4-12)x-Josh Jacobs, RB, 5-10, 220, Alabama.Strengths: Bursts through holes and knocks tacklers back. Complete back who can block and catch.Weaknesses: Will need to be better at avoiding contact at the next level.Fact: Thanks to Alabama’s wealth of talent, Jacobs left college with only 299 touches from scrimmage.25. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)x-Marquise Brown, WR, 5-9, 166, Oklahoma.Strengths: Explosive speed and elusiveness.Weaknesses: Skinny and short.Fact: Cousin of Antonio Brown is nicknamed “Hollywood” for his Florida hometown and star qualities.26. Washington Redskins (7-9)Montez Sweat, DE, 6-6, 260, Mississippi State.Strengths: Among freaky athletes, Sweat might be the freakiest with his 4.4 speed.Weaknesses: A little top heavy means he needs to upgrade against the run.Fact: Two-time first-team all-Southeastern Conference and second-team All-American last season.27. Oakland Raiders (4-12)Johnathan Abram, S, 5-11, 205, Mississippi State.Strengths: Tough against the run.Weaknesses: Could be limited to playing close to the line of scrimmage.Fact: Mississippi high school product who signed with Georgia originally, but transferred to the Bulldogs after a stop in junior college.28. Los Angeles Chargers (12-4)Jerry Tillery, DT, 6-6, 295, Notre Dame.Strengths: Long, quick and agile pass rusher.Weaknesses: Plays tall and inconsistent against the run.Fact: Was suspended for bowl game as a freshman and was caught on camera kicking a USC player as a sophomore, but seemed to mature as an upperclassman.29. Seattle Seahawks (10-6)L.J. Collier, DE, 6-2, 283, TCUStrengths: Excellent size and aggressiveness.Weaknesses: Lacks explosiveness.Fact: Did not get much recruiting attention coming out of high school and didn’t start until his senior season at TCU.30. New York Giants (5-11)Deandre Baker, 5-11, 193, Georgia.Strengths: Steady, tough and disruptive.Weaknesses: On the small side and left some potential turnovers on the field.Fact: Jim Thorpe Award winner as nation’s best defensive back last year.31. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)Kaleb Mcgary, OT, 6-7, 317, WashingtonStrengths: Remarkable and agility and size.Weaknesses: He could struggle against edge rushers because of mediocre footwork.Fact: He and his family have battled illnesses, his family lost its farm when he was in high school and a fire burned down their home, according to his draft profile on NFL.com.32. New England Patriots (11-5)x-N’Keal Harry, WR, 6-2, 228, Arizona StateStrengths: Physical route runner, great hands.Weaknesses: Change of direction.Fact: Born on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and moved to Arizona with his grandmother. NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Gareon Conley hasn’t been shy about asking for help as he attempts to cement his spot as the Oakland Raiders‘ top cornerback.In the early days of training camp. Conley was one of a handful of players who gathered to watch film after practice with linebacker Vontaze Burfict, a veteran of defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s system. On Tuesday, Conley spent part of the morning going one on one with Antonio Brown as the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver continues to slowly work his way back from a foot injury.“Of course, it’s going to make me better,” Conley said. “Every time I get a chance to go against him I try to go against him and always ask him questions about when he breaks and what he’s doing at the line, down the field, how he plays against (defensive backs). It’s going to make me better in the long run.”In many ways Conley is trying to make up for lost time.The 24th overall pick in 2017 missed all of training camp and the season opener that year with what former Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie described as shin splints. Conley, who on Tuesday clarified the injury was a broken tibia, was limited to two games as a rookie.In 2018, Conley missed more than two weeks of camp with a hip strain he suffered on the first day of practice. He played well when healthy, starting 14 games with three interceptions and one touchdown.“We’re just trying to get him to be all he can be for 16 weeks,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “We want him to be healthy. If he’s out there every day he’s got a chance to be an excellent football player. That’s the big thing right now.”Conley had his hands full with Brown. When the two locked up in positional drills, Brown beat Conley with a quick inside move. Later during a passing drill, Brown used a double move to pull away from Conley late in the route then turned his back to the end zone and hauled in a long touchdown pass from Derek Carr.“We’re going to try to isolate matchups every day,” Gruden said. “Sometimes you’ll come out here and see Conley with Antonio, Conley with Tyrell (Williams), Conley with (Hunter) Refrow. We’re trying to see certain matchups and the competition has really helped everybody get better.”Staying out of the trainers’ room is key to Conley’s progress.“This is probably the first time I made it through a whole week of training camp since I’ve been in the league,” he said. “I’m always growing as a player and I feel comfortable with the system. I feel like I made strides but I feel like I can always make better strides. There’s always money left out there on the field. I just have to get better every time I can.”Brown wasn’t on the field much longer after beating Conley for the long touchdown. The Raiders held him out of the team scrimmage portion of practice and continue to ease him back after Brown opened camp on the non-football injury list.He was shadowed by a personal trainer all morning. At one point, the two appeared headed for the locker room to call it a day before veering over to talk to Raiders owner Mark Davis. Shortly after that Brown briefly returned and caught a handful of passes, including the touchdown over Conley, then spent the rest of the afternoon in tennis shoes and a black Raiders hoodie.“He’s getting close and hopefully after the day off tomorrow he’ll get closer,” said Gruden, who declined to specify the exact nature of Brown’s injury. “But we need him on the grass. We need him to get going. He’s chomping at the bit. He’s not a real patient guy. He’s day to day. It’s nothing serious but it’s something that’s going to take a couple days.”Notes: Defensive tackle Gabe Wright had to be helped off the field and was taken to the locker room with an apparent right leg injury. . The Raiders signed defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks, who has nine career sacks in 67 games. Tight end Erik Swoope and defensive tackle Ronald Ollie were waived.__

ENGLEWOOD Emmanuel Sanders Jersey , Colo. (AP) — to get his shot with the Denver Broncos, who have lost three tight ends to season-ending injuries.The Broncos (5-6), who visit the Bengals (5-6) this weekend, promoted Hemingway from their practice squad Tuesday when they placed Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve.Heuerman broke three ribs and bruised a lung in the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Heuerman was in the midst of a breakout season, posting career highs in catches (31) and yards (281) while scoring twice in his fourth NFL season. He’s set to become a free agent after this season.Heuerman joined fellow tight ends Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli on IR. Butt blew out his left knee in a special teams practice in September and rookie Troy Fumagalli has missed all season with a sports hernia.Case Keenum’s tight end targets now consist of Matt LaCosse , who scored his first career touchdown Sunday, Brian Parker and Hemingway, who joined the Broncos’ practice squad on Oct. 10 after competing with the Los Angeles Rams in training camp.The Rams selected Hemingway in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft out of South Carolina State. He played in eight games his rookie season and missed last season with a leg injury he sustained in a preseason game.The Broncos also signed three players to their practice squad: D-lineman Caushaud Lyons, tight end Tim Semisch and O-lineman Dan Skipper, and they designated tackle Andreas Knappe as practice squad/injured reserve. We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash.Anthony Prince got his money.Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too.Prince isn’t a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of Hall of Famers who are threatening to follow in Terrell Owens’ footsteps and boycott future induction ceremonies if the NFL doesn’t give them health insurance and a share of league revenues.How much? How about $300,000 annually for each Hall of Famer.Seems like a long shot.Then again, Prince was initially spurred when he tried to cash his ticket.Prince is the football fan who made some serious greenbacks when FanDuel goofed up and gave him exorbitant odds on the Broncos‘ comeback last week.After initially refusing to pay up, the online betting company made good on the ticket.Prince made a $110 bet at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, at FanDuel’s new sports book, and was handed a ticket at incredible 750-to-1 odds with about a minute left as the Broncos trailed the Raiders by 2 points on their final drive last week. Denver kicked a field goal with 6 seconds left to win 20-19.That meant a payoff of more than $82,000.But wait.FanDuel said its automated system mistakenly generated long odds in the final moments of the game when it should have calculated his odds at 1-6, meaning a bettor would have to wager $600 to win $100.The company initially refused to pay the bet placed at its sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack, saying it isn’t obligated to pay for obvious errors.FanDuel reversed field after consulting with state gambling regulators, however.“We want sports betting to be fun,” FanDuel said in a statement. “So, this one’s on the house. We are paying out these erroneous tickets and wish the lucky customers well.”So, Prince and another 11 customers who capitalized on an 18-second computer glitch to place their bets, all got paid.SHOW US THE MONEYSome of the best men ever to play in the NFL want a cut of the action.In a strongly worded letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue.”Among the signees were Dickerson DeMarcus Ware Jersey , who is listed as chairman of the newly created Hall of Fame Board the group has formed; Jim Brown; Joe Namath; Lawrence Taylor; and Sarah White, the widow of Reggie White.There were questions, though, about how well-organized the group was. Two players whose names are on the letter said they were not part of the boycott effort. Another name on the list was Carl Ellard, but no one by that name has played professional football. Former Vikings defensive end Carl Eller, however, is a Hall of Famer.Jerry Rice, whose name is on the letter, said he wasn’t on the Hall of Fame Board. And in a statement on Twitter , the former wide receiver said he plans to support the Hall of Fame and “looks forward to attending the 100th anniversary in 2020.”Kurt Warner also released a statement on Twitter that said he wasn’t made aware of the letter and said his name was mistakenly put on it. He said he supports the efforts for better benefits for all retired players and doesn’t believe in boycotting the Hall of Fame.Other takeaways from Week 3 include players rallying around Dolphins defensive end William Hayes, who tore his right ACL while trying to avoid landing on Oakland quarterback Derek Carr and comply with the roughing the passer rules that are being emphasized this season. Jon Gruden lamented a lack of pass rushers on the Raiders’ roster three weeks after shipping Khalil Mack to Chicago and the Bills mistook Madison, Wisconsin, for Minneapolis.WHAT ABOUT US?San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman summed up a lot of defenders’ feelings when he retweeted a video clip of Hayes getting hurt Sunday while trying to avoid landing on Carr.“They don’t care about the rest of us getting hurt. Long as the QB is safe,” Sherman tweeted.Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko concurred with Sherman’s sentiment.“We get offensive linemen falling on us all the time,” Peko said. “We get 600 pounds on top of us when two guys land on us, and they don’t say nothing about that.”During the Steelers-Buccaneers Monday night game that featured four roughing the passer flags, Texans star defender J.J. Watt tweeted, “Roughing the Passer calls are absolutely out of control.”MACK ATTACKThe Raiders (0-3) haven’t generated much of a pass rush since trading Mack to the Bears.“It’s hard to find a great one,” Gruden said Wednesday when asked about edge rushers. “It’s hard to find a good one. It’s hard to find one.”There’s a great one in Chicago, where Mack has four sacks and the Bears are alone in first place for the first time in five years.The Raiders are one of three winless teams and they’re last in the league with three sacks.MIDWEST MISTAKEThe Bills got the last laugh for their geographical gaffe .Upon arriving in Minneapolis on Saturday, they tweeted a short video about their 944-mile flight from Buffalo, where a Bills helmet showed the point of departure and an airplane the route. Only, instead of placing the Vikings helmet at their destination in Minnesota, they had it in Madison, Wisconsin.“We actually play in the other Minnesota,” the Vikings retorted on Twitter.“Glad we found the right Minnesota,” the Bills responded following their stunning 27-6 win .

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But for now, this is Bradford’s team.”I want Josh with the mentality that he wants to start,” first-year Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said. ”I don’t waver that Sam is our starter. It’s his job to lose and competition makes us better across the board.”The Cardinals brought Bradford along slowly in the offseason and didn’t make him a full participant in workouts until the three-day mandatory minicamp.”His knee, talking to him, is stronger than it’s ever been,” Wilks said. ”I think the plan that we created and put in place for him back when we signed him has been phenomenal Khari Willis Jersey , just with the training staff, physical therapy, strength and conditioning.”Bradford would say only that his knee feels the best it has since the injury.”I feel good right now,” he said. ”My body’s’ in a good place and I think now we’ll see the benefits of the plan we had throughout OTAs and throughout the spring.”Bradford signed a two-year, $40 million contract with the Cardinals, with $15 million guaranteed. But this is about more than money for Bradford, whose career earnings are listed at $124 million. He signed the largest rookie deal in history as the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, a contract that guaranteed him $50 million before he threw a pass.The next season, rookie contracts were slotted at lower levels as part of the new labor agreement.So what keeps Bradford going, rehab after grueling rehab?”Just getting back out there and playing football,” he said. ”I think you just realize how much you enjoy it, how special it is to be out there, to play the game. That’s really why I do this Josh Allen Jersey , why I continue to come back, it’s to be there on Sundays and to be out there with my guys and play football again.”Bradford’s love of the game is clear to Wilks.”That’s what you see,” the coach said. ”He’s made enough money that he’s taken care of his family for the rest of his life. But his passion and love for the game and wanting to compete – and I think he has a lot doubters out there.”When he can play, Bradford plays well.The only full game he played a year ago – Minnesota’s season opener against New Orleans – he completed 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. In his 15 starts with the Vikings in 2016, Bradford completed 72 percent of his passes for a career-high 3,877 yards and 20 touchdowns with five interceptions.Since the end of OTAs, he’s kept up individual workouts, simulating quarterback moves as he works to further strengthen his knee. Bradford understands that injuries come with his line of work.”They happen. It’s football,” he said. ”That’s not really where my mind is. It’s not something I think about. My mindset is just going out to practice every day, learning as much about this offense as I can, being a good teammate, being a good leader, being as good a quarterback as I can be.”— When Derwin James slipped in the first round of the NFL draft Jawaan Taylor Jersey , the Los Angeles Chargers pounced.The Chargers nabbed the vaunted Florida State safety with the 17th overall pick Thursday night, picking up one of the top defensive prospects in the draft without needing to trade up for him.Both James and the Chargers left the first night of the draft with fairly significant degrees of surprise, but clear excitement about the way things went down.“Oftentimes (executives) say that we didn’t think he was going to be there,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said. “We hear that all the time. I hate hearing that. But honestly, this one, we did not expect him to be there at our pick. We were prepared to take him if he was, but we did not think he would be there. So suffice to say we were very excited to bring him in.”James spent a bit longer than expected waiting for his name to be called at the draft in Texas. The hard-hitting former Seminoles star acknowledged he was annoyed when several teams filled other needs instead of grabbing him.“It was a crazy feeling,” James said. “It was like a roller coaster in there, but it was great having my family in there with me. I’m excited that LA came and got me.”Indeed, James seemed thrilled to land with a probable playoff contender — and to play alongside Casey Hayward, the Bolts’ second-team All-Pro cornerback. James and Hayward share an agent, and they met while James was in Orange County in recent months to prepare for the draft.“They told me they were going to bring me out to go win a Super Bowl,” James said. “I said Josh Oliver Jersey , ‘I’m ready.’ It was great getting that call. I’m ready to come and contribute right away. I’ve got something to prove. Sixteen teams passed (on) me.”Although James was widely considered a top-10 talent, he dropped to the Chargers, who could use him immediately in several roles on an already solid defense. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn could see James everywhere from deep coverage to the Bolts’ pass rush.James has been widely compared to Seahawks star Kam Chancellor, and now he’ll have a chance to play for Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, the original coordinator of the Seattle defense that made Chancellor famous.He will join a secondary led by Hayward and featuring above-average cornerbacks Jason Verrett and Trevor Williams, strong safety Jahleel Addae and versatile Desmond King, who excelled as a rookie last season. James could even take the starting spot held by Tre Boston, who is a free agent after starting 15 games and playing almost every snap last season.“He has a skill set where he can do multiple things,” Lynn said. “A guy like that, we want to get him involved. You’ll see him closer to the line of scrimmage, and you’ll also see him in the middle of the field. … This is a run-hit safety. He’s one of the better tacklers in space that I saw on tape. I think he’s going to help eliminate some of those explosive runs that you saw last year.”The Chargers had minimal contact with James during the scouting process leading up to the draft, likely because he seemed highly unlikely to be available to them. But James already knows Addison Lynch, who joined the Chargers this year as a defensive quality control assistant after spending the past three seasons working for Jimbo Fisher at Florida State.James excelled in two of his three years at Florida State Deandre Baker Jersey , but missed most of his second season with a knee injury. He made 84 tackles and two interceptions last season, earning second-team All-American honors.James’ size, speed and versatility will be a boon to the Chargers, whose defense occasionally struggled to stop the run. He also fills an area of need for a team that has two of the NFL’s best edge rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but wanted more strength up the middle.The Chargers finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker last season after winning nine of the final 12 games in their relocation season. They’ve retained nearly every major playmaker from that team, and they managed to add a potential starting safety.“It means a lot (to join a winning team), James said. “I know I’ve got Joey Bosa rushing the quarterback and Melvin Ingram and all those guys. I’m pretty happy. I can do my job, come right in, fit right in.”

Rosen http://www.billsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-cody-ford-jersey , supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Arizona Cardinals‘ quarterback of the future after only one season, was traded Friday to become part of Miami’s makeover under first-round coach Brian Flores.If Rosen makes an unfavorable first impression with the Dolphins, they might still use their top pick next year on a franchise quarterback. For now, Rosen will contend with well-traveled veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who signed in March after the Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee.Arizona used the No. 1 overall pick Thursday to draft Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma. For Rosen, the Cardinals acquired from Miami a second-round choice �? No. 62 overall �? which they used to draft Massachusetts receiver Andy Isabella.Miami also gave the Cardinals a fifth-round pick in 2020.More Miami Dolphins newsDolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick will play vs. Patriots despite trade requestDolphins will try to regroup for Patriots after drubbing at the hands of RavensDolphins can’t contain Lamar Jackson, lose big at homeDolphins versatile offensive lineman Jesse Davis signs extension through 2022Dolphins trade Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills to Texans for draft picksArizona used the 10th overall pick on Rosen last year Devin Singletary Jersey , and the former UCLA star had a rocky rookie season. He finished 33rd in the 32-team NFL in passing rating, throwing for 2,278 yards and 11 touchdowns with 14 interceptions, and the Cardinals finished last in points and yards while going 3-13.The trade became final with the Dolphins on the clock to make their second-round pick, and it followed a day of speculation about a deal. Rosen wasn’t surprised �? he quickly posted a photo of himself in a Dolphins uniform on Instagram.“He was always a guy that has had a ton of talent,” Miami general manager Chris Grier said. “He’s a smart guy. He can throw it. What everyone always liked about him was how cerebral he was. It’s a young talented guy at a premium position.”And he has a first-round pedigree �? a rarity with the Dolphins. Since 1983, they have drafted only one quarterback in the first round �? Tannehill in 2012.“We’re very high on Josh Rosen and certainly were fine to keep him,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said. “There were a number of things that went into it. It’s sort of a sliding scale when you look at the value of what you get for the player as well as the number of players that you can get.”Flores will decide whether Fitzpatrick or Rosen should start this year, said Grier http://www.billsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dawson-knox-jersey , who didn’t seem concerned about a potential quarterback controversy.“Ryan Fitzpatrick has been great,” Grier said. “He’s got personality. He’s a character, a great leader. I think the two of them will be good in the room.”With a multitude of needs, the Dolphins took Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins in the first round Thursday. In the third round Friday night they selected versatile offensive lineman Michael Deiter, a three-year starter for Wisconsin and a second-team All-American as a senior.Grier said Deiter can play any position in the line.Before making the deal for Rosen, the Dolphins traded down in the second round. As part of that move, they also sent their fourth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for a sixth-round choice this year and a second-round pick next year.The Dolphins now have 10 picks in 2020, not including two possible compensatory choices. They go into the final day of this year’s draft in the market for an edge rusher. In past years, a football coach would look at a football player wearing a watch during a game Brian Burns Jersey , grunt, and the watch would be gone. Nowadays, it doesn’t work that way — especially as to players making considerably more money than their coaches.Browns coach Freddie Kitchens addressed on Wednesday the decision of receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. to wear a watch on the field.“I was not aware that he had the watch on,” Kitchens said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “As long as they are going to enforce that with everyone, I am fine with that. 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And since Beckham paid for the thing himself.Apart from everything else, he’s not a very good bad businessman. Beckham has provided plenty of free advertising for the watch brand this week — and all he has gotten in return is a hassle, a headache, and perhaps after Monday night a hefty bill from the league office.So why do it? Because Beckham craves attention. But on his own terms, without any scrutiny or criticism.

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All Stick did was become the winningest quarterback in FCS history (49-3) while leading the Bison to three national championships.Wentz has continued to mentor Stick throughout his career as the two continue to be in regular contact with each other.Stick displayed plenty of athleticism at North Dakota State.He passed for 8,693 yards and 88 touchdowns butt also rushed for 2,523 yards and 41 TDs. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said the Bison’s offense was more conventional compared to other colleges and that his presence in the pocket along with throwing on the run stood out. Whisenhunt and coach Anthony Lynn also noted that Stick lined up under center more compared to other college quarterbacks, which should also put him slightly ahead.What also stood out was Stick’s ability to retain information. Whisenhunt said they quizzed Stick on three plays they sent him and that the level of recall was above average compared to other college players.“It’s still on the board in there (the quarterback room) Connor McGovern Jersey ,” Whisenhunt said. “For a college football player having to learn something that’s a little bit different than what he’s done, put the time in and come back without any notice and be able to put it back up on the board was really impressive.”It is the fourth time since 2006 that the Chargers have drafted a quarterback with the hope that he would develop into a solid backup to Philip Rivers. The only time though that has been the case was in 2006, when they selected Charlie Whitehurst in the third round. Whitehurst spent six seasons with the Chargers in two stints (2006-09 and 2012-13).The plans for this season though are that Stick will vie with Cardale Jones for the third quarterback spot after the Chargers signed Tyrod Taylor to be Rivers’ backup. Stick said that Rivers has texted him but that the two have not met yet.There is the possibility that Stick could see the field if the Chargers use him like the Saints have done with Hill. New Orleans’ third-string quarterback lined up as a running back, tight end, wide receiver and was used on special teams last season. At 6-foot-1, 224-pounds, Stick has the bulk and has shown the durability to take hard hits.Whisenhunt said Hill’s first task though is learning how to play quarterback in their system.“It’s hard to think that you’re just going to plug somebody into that role and think he can do it without really learning the basics of having to play quarterback Khari Willis Jersey ,” Whisenhunt said. “He’s an athlete. He does a lot of good things athletically on the field, which you can see him do, but we are excited to see him play the quarterback position and see how he can develop at that.”While Stick was taking snaps on the practice field, first-round pick Jerry Tillery continues to rehab from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The defensive tackle remains on track to be cleared for contact by the start of training camp in late July. Now officially a member of the Jets, running back Le'Veon Bell has no regrets about skipping the entire 2018 season in lieu of playing under the franchise tag for a second time. Of course, he’d never admit to having regrets if he did.“The decision I made,” Bell told reporters Josh Allen Jersey , “I don’t regret anything that happened. Who can I say if I played on a franchise tag, if I do get hurt, do I sit here with the New York Jets with a beautiful deal?”He’s right, even if some are arguing that he should have taken the long-term deal that the Steelers offered last year — one that carried at least $5 million less in fully-guaranteed money.Once it was clear he’d be hitting the open market, Bell said that his next destination was the Jets all along.“In all reality, the Jets were the team . . . that I wanted to go,” Bell said Jawaan Taylor Jersey , adding that he grew up a Jets fans. “Once the numbers made sense, it wasn’t hard for me. . . . I’m happy where I stand.”He’s stands in the shoes of a guy who last played football in January 2018.“The fact that I took last year off, it sucked having to watch football, but at the same time in December and January it was the best my body felt in my entire life,” Bell said.And so the Jets are getting a player who is healthy and rested and presumably motivated to prove that those who are doubting his decisions and downplaying his skills are wrong. The Jets benefit from that, both in the form of having a contract that isn’t quite what it could have been and a player who is determined to make the most of his second NFL stop.

TAMPA Will Harris Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay‘s Mike Evans has agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL.also makes Evans the highest-paid player with the Buccaneers with an average annual salary of $16.5 million. That’s second among NFL receivers behind Antonio Brown’s $17 million.Evans acknowledged the extension, which runs through 2023, in an Instagram post, noting he will be “spending the next several seasons in Tampa Bay” with a singular focus on helping the Bucs win a Super Bowl.The 24-year-old entered the league as the seventh overall pick in the 2014 draft. He has topped 1 Austin Bryant Jersey ,000 yards receiving in each of his four pro seasons, amassing 309 receptions for 4,579 yards and 32 touchdowns.Evans had 71 catches for 1,001 yards and five TDs in 2017, when the Bucs finished 5-11 and missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season. Two years ago Rashan Gary Jersey , he had 96 catches for 1,321 yards and 12 TDs. Washington senior V.P. of player personnel Doug Williams likes what he’s seen from rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. But it won’t be Williams who decides when and if Haskins will start. The decision apparently won’t be made by any one person.“[A]t the end of the day, it’s going to be on [coach] Jay [Gruden], myself, probably [team president] Bruce [Allen] and the owner Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey , after what [Haskins] does during the preseason and see where we are as a team to make that decision,” Williams recently told Steve Wyche of NFL Network.Yes, the owner, Dan Snyder, will be involved in the decision. Which could make the decision less about winning now (which Gruden would likely prefer) and more about developing Haskins.Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann has cautioned against throwing Haskins into the fray given the difficulty of the team’s early-season schedule. The other view would be this: It’s sink or swim now Elgton Jenkins Jersey , or it’s sink or swim later. At some point, every NFL quarterback has to show that he can succeed.Besides, why not face teams with tougher defenses before all defenses have enough film to figure out a new quarterback’s tendencies, tells, strengths Jace Sternberger Jersey , and weaknesses? It’s arguably better to confront those teams before they can properly break Haskins down.Bottom line — if Haskins is a keeper, he’ll likely keep his wits about him while facing good teams as a rookie. If he can’t, then maybe he’s not the answer. If he’s not the answer, it’s better to know that soon then later.

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Gaudelli is intrigued by the blocking schemes Atlanta uses and believes the high SkyCam will offer unprecedented looks at that offensive line’s work. ”We can get a great look at the wide-zone scheme of blocking, how each of the linemen work in tandem, how they work like a synchronized swim team,” he says. ”In passing situations, we will probably put it on Julio Jones and see the coverage New England is deploying. Wethen will flip it for Gronk or Brandin Cooks, do some defensive isolations. You get a great look to see how the safety reacts to the quarterback.” One application of the second SkyCam that could not only enhance the viewing experience but help with officiating is at the goal line. In last week’s Giants’ win over Denver, when the extra camera wasn’t yet available, there was a controversial call regarding whether the Broncos’ C.J. Anderson scored (see below). ”In a short-yardage situation, it will be right over the line of scrimmage,” Gaudelli says of the higher SkyCam. ”We have so many catches on the goal line, had that C.J. Anderson shot last week and couldn’t see the ball; this is another opportunity and hopefully it gives a better view if the ball breaks the goal line.” Gaudelli can envision it working well for other sports, but believes football is the ideal sport for two SkyCams. He plans to use the higher camera later in the season and certainly in the playoffs and for the Super Bowl. ”It is a very cool angle,” he notes, ”and I think it is perfectly suited. — I SCORED: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson thought he nosed the ball over the goal line on Denver’s failed fourth-and-1 play against the Giants last week, and TV replays appeared to show he had a point. The officials ruled otherwise. ”They said they couldn’t see it,” said Anderson T.J. 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He is most famous for ”The Catch,” his leaping grab in the back of the end zone of a 6-yard TD in the final minute of a 28-27 win over Dallas in the 1981 NFC title game that launched the 49ers dynasty. Clark announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. — WAITING FOR ROSS: The Bengals expected to add receiver John Ross’ record-setting speed to their playbook this season. So far, he’s touched the ball one time in five games. The ninth overall pick hasn’t been able to stay healthy. He set a combine record by running 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and had shoulder surgery that limited him well into training camp. He twisted his left knee in the final preseason game, causing him to sit out the season opener. In the second game against Houston, he got the ball on a reverse and fumbled after a 12-yard gain. He also aggravated the knee and hasn’t been able to practice fully. ”I’m just going to continue working through it,” Ross said. ”That’s really all I can do at this point.” The Bengals aren’t inclined to put him in for a play or two. Instead, they want him to catch up from all the missed time. ”They don’t want to have guys come in for these certain things or anything,” Ross said. ”It was more `learn everything and once you do Jahlani Tavai Jersey , you’ll get more (chances).”’ — HOME-AWAY UPDATE: Through six weeks and one game, the Raiders wild victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night, NFL results have been split 46-46 for home and road teams. Considering that weather rarely has been an issue in those games, that’s an impressive figure for visitors. The NFC South has the best road record, 7-3, followed by the AFC East at 7-5. The NFC West (5-8) and AFC South (4-7) are worst. The AFC West is 6-5, the AFC North and NFC East are 6-6, while the NFC North is 5-6. Unbeaten away from home? The Rams, whose home game Sunday is in London, Carolina and New England. All are 3-0. Winless on the road are Cleveland and San Francisco, which haven’t won anywhere, plus Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. Oh yeah, also Denver, which has the strangest road mark: The Broncos have lost on their only trip, at Buffalo. They’ve played four home matches and had a bye, which means they now have three straight away games, visiting the Chargers, Chiefs and Eagles. Denver also plays four of its last six on the road. Unbeaten at home are Green Bay (3-0), Buffalo Will Harris Jersey , Philadelphia and Seattle, all 2-0. Winless at home are the Niners and Browns, of course, plus the Chargers (0-3) and Giants (0-2). — Adam Thielen is doing things even Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Randy Moss didn’t accomplish in Minnesota.The former undrafted wide receiver from NCAA Division II Minnesota State is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 yards receiving in eight straight games to start the season. Calvin Johnson also had an eight-game streak in 2012.Thielen already has 74 catches, putting him on pace to break Marvin Harrison’s single-season record of 143. Carter holds the Vikings record with 122 catches in 1994 and 1995. Thielen has 952 yards receiving. At this rate, he’d break Moss’ team record in 14 games. Moss had 1,632 in 2003. Johnson holds the NFL record with 1,964 yards receiving.Thielen also has a touchdown catch in five consecutive games. No players since 1970 has 100 yards receiving and a TD catch in six straight games.Thielen is closing in on becoming the sixth undrafted player with back-to-back seasons of 80 catches and 1,000 yards.Here’s a look inside more numbers going into Week 9:KING ADAM: Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s all-time scoring leader, surpassing Hall of Famer Morten Anderson. 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Luck reached eight games.ELITE COMPANY: Carson Wentz is the second quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 pass attempts and a passer rating of at least 115 in four consecutive games, joining Peyton Manning, who did it with Denver in 2012.PERFECTION: Russell Wilson was 14 of 17 for 248 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in Seattle’s win at Detroit, becoming the first quarterback in franchise history to post a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Rams QB Jared Goff also had a perfect rating in Week 4 this season.

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ENGLEWOOD Tony Pollard Jersey , Colo. (AP) —  Denver’s offseason program, and he reiterated that he’ll address his contract demands after this weekend’s NFL draft.“I said we’re going to talk about it,” Elway stressed Tuesday. “It doesn’t mean we’re going to do it.”That didn’t sit well with Harris, who told The Associated Press in a text Tuesday night that he wants to be traded if Elway doesn’t give him an extension.“Yep, been disrespected too many times. In the media,” Harris texted several hours after Elway’s comments.It’s the first time Harris has publicly discussed a desire to leave Denver should things not work out.Harris, a perennial Pro Bowler who turns 30 in June, is due $7.8 million in 2019, the final season of a team-friendly, five-year, $42.5 million contract he signed in 2015.Elway signed two defensive backs in free agency, including Kareem Jackson to a three-year deal that averages $11 million a season.Asked why he’s waiting to address Harris’ deal, Elway said, “I don’t have time right now. I’m busy with the draft.”Elway also said at his pre-draft news conference that he’s not upset with Harris for working out on his own in Dallas while new head coach Vic Fangio installs a new defense in Denver.“It’s voluntary,” Elway said. “They’re welcome to … it’s voluntary. We appreciate all of the other guys that are here that don’t have to be here. I really appreciate them being here voluntarily and working on their game.”That was in stark contrast to his take back when wide receiver Demaryius Thomas boycotted the team’s offseason program while another new coach Noah Fant Jersey , Gary Kubiak, was busy installing his offense.During his pre-draft news conference in 2015, Elway said, “I see absolutely zero value of him being away from here.”Thomas ended up signing a $70 million contract in July. And Elway was right, it took Thomas a while to get his wind back and his timing down with Peyton Manning that season, which ended with a win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.Harris has 19 interceptions and 80 pass breakups in eight NFL seasons. He’s the only defensive back with multiple interceptions in each of the past seven seasons.Waiting to address his contract opens the possibility that another team could make a trade offer during the draft for the last remaining member of the “No Fly Zone” secondary.“I haven’t even thought about that, so no,” Elway said when asked if he could foresee any scenario in which he’d deal Harris. “We have not gotten there. Like I said, we’ll talk about Chris’ contract when the draft’s over and see what they’re looking for.”Elway demurred when asked about selecting a quarterback high in the draft, and he said his offseason acquisition of former Ravens QB Joe Flacco doesn’t necessarily mean he’s down on this year’s QB class.“No, we had an opportunity to add Joe, and so we thought he’d be a good fit for us,” Elway said. “We thought the price was right and so we’re happy to have Joe.”While Von Miller suggested Elway draft Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Flacco suggested Elway bypass QBs in the first round altogether unless he’s the understood starter and select someone who can help the Broncos win now, not down the road.“I’m glad he said that. I like that http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dalton-risner-jersey , I understand that,” Elway said. “That’s what you want from your guy that is your starting quarterback right now. You want him to have that mentality.”Elway was in a similar spot in 1992 when Dan Reeves drafted Tommy Maddux much to Elway’s chagrin.Elway said he was standing at the baggage carrousel at the old Stapleton International Airport “and we needed a wideout.”When he found out the pick was a quarterback, “I said, ‘Oh, (Carl) Pickens must have been gone,'” Elway recounted. “He didn’t go until the second round.”Elway was upset.“Sure, yeah,” Elway said. “How’d that work out?”Not great for Reeves (fired) or Maddox (0-4 in two years in Denver). But just fine for Elway, who capped his Hall of Fame career as a back-to-back Super Bowl champion.Elway recently said Flacco is still in his prime at age 34, an assessment that would seem to indicate he won’t be looking for his quarterback of the future just yet.Elway did say he’ll add a fourth QB to the group of Flacco, Garrett Grayson and Kevin Hogan by training camp, however, maybe a late-round flyer or a veteran free agent, even if that means none of the four are homegrown.“I want good quarterbacks in that room, however we get them Drew Lock Jersey ,” Elway said, “whether I draft them or trade for them or we get one on the street.” GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers thought his jersey never looked so clean following a game.The offensive line kept Rodgers upright, the two-time MVP threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Aaron Jones tied a career high by running for two scores to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 27-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.“I took basically one shot,” Rodgers said. “I hit the ground one time. So I’m ecstatic. I’ve been at this for a long time. To go home with my body feeling this good is a credit to the offensive line, for sure.”Article continues below ...For the third straight game, Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and the Denver defense failed to record a sack or force a turnover.“I’ve got to find a way to get sacks,” Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller said. “I’ve got to find a way to do my job. I think nobody’s holding me to a higher standard than myself. It’s just tough. I’ve never liked to lose, ever, since I was a little kid, and I’m still that way now. Even double. It’s a rough patch for us. We’ve just got to find a way to get over the hump.”The Broncos (0-3) fell to 0-6-1 all-time on the road against the Packers.While Rodgers stayed clean, Joe Flacco did not. Preston Smith matched a career high with three sacks as Green Bay got to Flacco six times and forced three turnovers to lead the Packers (3-0) to the win despite being dominated in time of possession 35:34 to 24:26.“We don’t care if the offense is leaning on us,” Smith said. “We’re going out there to do the best we can do. We’re going to play to the level and the expectation we have for ourselves and one another http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dre_mont-jones-jersey , and we’re going out there and being the bad-ass defense.”Flacco was 20 of 29 for 213 yards with an interception and no touchdowns.Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 40-yard strike on the opening drive and finished 17 of 29. Jones’ touchdown runs came from 7 yards and 1 yard out.“He has legit 4.3 speed,” Rodgers said of Valdes-Scantling, who had a game-high 99 yards receiving on six catches. “I mean, that’s just is what it is. Now, he’s playing to his kind of speed. He’s playing a lot more free. … We hold ourselves to a high standard. I’m going to hold him to a high standard. I’m very proud of a couple of the adjustments he made today, but we need that continued consistency out of Marquez because he’s dynamic with his ability to get down the field.”Following Valdes-Scantling’s first score of the season, Flacco and the Broncos’ offense spoiled a 60-yard kickoff return by Diontae Spencer, going three-and-out on their first possession.But Denver tied it at 7 on a 1-yard run by Phillip Lindsay at the start of the second quarter. The score capped a 15-play, 75-yard drive that ate up more than eight minutes.Mason Crosby put the Packers ahead on a 42-yard field goal with 11:19 to go in the first half. The Broncos answered about 8 minutes later with a field goal of their own.Green Bay’s new-look defense continued its impressive start to the season. After a sack by Za’Darius Smith, who finished the day with two, fellow newcomer Smith followed with one of his three sacks. Flacco coughed up the ball and Rashan Gary recovered it at the Broncos 5. Jones ran it in from the 7 and Green Bay took a 17-10 lead into the locker room.“Man, that’s the goal we aim for every week, is to be the best we can be and to be the best defense out there in the NFL,” Smith said. “So, yeah T.J. Hockenson Jersey , we’re turning into the best defense. I’m confident in these guys.”Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander opened the third quarter by recording his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery after stripping Noah Fant on a 4-yard completion. Green Bay took advantage as Rodgers hit fullback Danny Vitale for a 27-yard gain that put the ball on the 1 before Jones ran it in for his second touchdown to make it 24-10. It was Jones’ second career multi-touchdown game. The third-year running back also had two rushing touchdowns last season against the Dolphins.Lindsay cut it to 24-16 on a 1-yard run with about 6 minutes left in the third. Brandon McManus missed the extra point.Crosby added a 41-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to make it a two-possession game.“Yeah, that’s three games in a row. That’s no good, obviously,” said first-year Broncos coach Vic Fangio, who went 2-5 against Rodgers-led offenses as Bears defensive coordinator from 2015-18. “And it is the circumstances of the game, to a degree. This game in some ways was similar to our first two. Until we can stop people more decisively and score more points, teams are going to be content playing these types of games.”INJURIESBroncos: DE Derek Wolfe was carted off the field in the second quarter with a right ankle injury. He did not return. Fangio had no update after the game.CHASING HISTORYRodgers needs one touchdown throw to pass Fran Tarkenton for the ninth most in NFL history. Rodgers and Tarkenton are tied with 342 career touchdowns. Eli Manning is eighth with 362.ROOKIES GROWING UPThe Packers drafted both Gary and safety Darnell Savage in the first round in April. Savage had his first career interception Sunday, while Gary recorded his first career sack.“I feel on this defense we have the good swagger about ourselves,” Gary said. “We trust one another that when we look to the left and the right of us that everybody’s going to do what they need to do to come out with the win. That’s the type of mindset the defense has got.”NEXT UPBroncos: Host Jaguars on Sept. 29.Packers: Host Eagles on Thursday night.

KANSAS CITY Julian Love Jersey , Mo. (AP) — Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers jogged to the locker room, triumphantly waving his hand as a satisfying cascade of boos washed over him.He had finally beaten the Kansas City Chiefs.It sounded perfect.Article continues below ...Rivers led Los Angeles on a feverish fourth-quarter comeback Thursday night, capped by a debatable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the last touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. And for the first time in years against Kansas City, everything turned out perfectly for Rivers and the Chargers in a 29-28 victory that clinched their playoff spot.“This was big. Here or at home, whatever,” Rivers said, “we needed to beat these guys.”The Chargers (11-3) trailed 28-14 when Justin Jackson’s touchdown run with 3:49 to go gave them a chance. They quickly got the ball back from Patrick Mahomes and the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, and Rivers led a tense final drive that included a fourth-down dart to Travis Benjamin to keep it alive.That crucial penalty on Kendall Fuller in the back of the end zone gave the Chargers the ball at the 1 http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/darius-slayton-jersey , and Rivers found Mike Williams along the sideline on the next play. And when his TD catch with 4 seconds left was confirmed, coach Anthony Lynn sent his offense back onto the field.Williams hauled in the conversion to end five years’ worth of frustration.“We didn’t come here to tie. We came here to win. So to me it was a no-brainer,” said Lynn, whose team became the first since Minnesota in Week 15 of the 2002 season to win with a 2-point conversion in the final 10 seconds of regulation.The comeback allowed Los Angeles to forge a first-place tie in the AFC West, though the Chiefs (11-3) hold the tiebreaker with a better division record. More satisfying was the simple fact that Rivers and the Chargers had finally snapped their nine-game losing streak against Kansas City.They hadn’t beaten the Chiefs since 2013, the last year they made the playoffs.“Oh, it’s satisfying,” Benjamin said. “We talked about it. We knew it had been a couple years and we wanted to go into this game and change that and we did.”Rivers threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions, and Williams had seven catches for 76 yards and two scores while adding another on the ground. Jackson ran for 58 yards and a touchdown in place of the injured Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler.Mahomes was held to just 243 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas City Quinnen Williams Jersey , and his inability to pick up a first down in the closing minutes proved costly. The Chiefs forced the Chargers to burn two timeouts on their last drive, but Mahomes was sacked by Isaac Rochell and Kansas City had to punt.The Chiefs never got the ball back on offense.“They found a way to win and we didn’t,” Mahomes said. “You have to find a way in this league.”Hyped by the return of star safety Eric Berry, it looked for a while as if the Chiefs would simply resume their vexation of Rivers at Arrowhead. Steven Nelson leaped to snag a jump ball for a pick on the second play of the game, and Rivers tossed another just before halftime.Mahomes and Co. took advantage of their early momentum.Kansas City breezed downfield after Nelson’s interception, and the young MVP candidate threw a dart to Demarcus Robinson — while in the grasp of Chargers safety Adrian Phillips — for a 7-0 lead.Then after a punt, Darrel Williams took a screen pass for his first career touchdown.The Chargers finally reached the end zone in the second quarter, when Mike Williams caught a short TD pass. But it came moments after wide receiver Keenan Allen hurt his hip while trying to make a leaping grab in the corner of the end zone — he briefly returned before sitting out the rest of the game.Mike Williams continued to pick up the slack the rest of the game.After the Chiefs pushed their lead to 21-7 on Damien Williams‘ touchdown run, the Chargers’ big http://www.newyorkjetsteamonline.com/jachai-polite-jersey , rangy wide receiver answered with a 19-yard end-around for a score. And when then Chiefs went on another methodical scoring drive to take a 28-14 lead with just over 8 minutes left in the game, Mike Williams helped to lead the Chargers to an answering touchdown to stay in the game.He made two more big catches in the final seconds to put them over the top.“Everybody needed to come together and make plays,” Mike Williams said, “and that’s what we did.TONY G’S AWARDThe Chiefs added TE Tony Gonzalez to their Hall of Fame at halftime. The six-time All-Pro played his first 12 seasons with the Chiefs before finishing his career in Atlanta. His name was unveiled next to that of WR Carlos Carson on the ring of honor inside Arrowhead Stadium.INACTIVE STARSGordon (knee) tried to warmup before telling Lynn he couldn’t play, joining Ekeler (concussion) on their inactive list. The Chiefs were missing RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) and WR Sammy Watkins (foot).INJURIESChargers: Allen received treatment on the sideline after nearly making his spectacular TD catch, and he returned briefly before slowly walking off. He left for the locker room and did not return.UP NEXTChargers: Return home for a prime-time game against the Ravens on Dec. 22.Chiefs: Visit the Seahawks for another prime-time game Dec. 23. Washington outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has 84.5 sacks in his eight-year NFL career, and he’s closing in on a franchise record.Kerrigan needs seven sacks this season to break the record, and given that he’s had more than seven sacks in all eight of his NFL seasons, he’s a good bet to break the record. Still Chuma Edoga Jersey , Kerrigan says he doesn’t want to make any assumptions that he’ll be celebrating the sack record this year.“I’ll never take any sack for granted because they’re all hard to get,�? Kerrigan said on the podcast. “But yeah, we’ll cross that bridge when it comes.”Dexter Manley officially has the franchise record, with 91 sacks in his Washington career. The record does come with an asterisk: Sacks have only been an official statistic since 1982, and Manley’s rookie season was 1981. Media accounts pegged Manley’s total in 1981 as six sacks, so Kerrigan may actually need 13 sacks before he has really sacked the quarterback more times than any other player in team history.Kerrigan had 13 sacks in each of the last two years, so he may get both the official and unofficial records this year. It’s been an impressive eight-year career for Kerrigan, and he may be remembered as the best pass rusher ever to play in Washington.

Sharrif Floyd has filed a lawsuit against famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews and several other parties for alleged negligence during a 2016 knee surgery that caused career-ending complications http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/kaleb-mcgary-jersey , seeking at least $180 million for potentially lost earnings.Brad Sohn, an attorney for Floyd, confirmed Tuesday the complaint was filed in Orlando, Florida, in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court for Orange County. Sohn said he believes the case can be made for damages exceeding $200 million, when projecting career contract values for the NFL’s premier defensive tackles.Floyd carried that potential, but he played in only 44 games, the last on Sept. 11, 2016.“He’s trying to figure out what’s next for him in life,” Sohn said. “That’s not an easy thing Kendall Sheffield Jersey , because he had no interest in ceasing to play football.”Floyd was drafted by the Vikings out of Florida with the 23rd overall pick in 2013, and he became a full-time starter in his second season. Floyd missed three games in 2015 for cartilage cleanup in his left knee, which continued to bother him the following training camp after the Vikings exercised the fifth-year option on his contract. After playing in the 2016 season opener, Floyd needed a similar arthroscopic operation on the right knee.During that surgery, Sohn said, doctors determined a more comprehensive procedure was necessary to help stimulate regrowth of Floyd’s cartilage. After drilling into the knee bone, a post-operation pain blocker was injected into the nerve.Floyd’s leg never fully recovered enough to be able to return to the field. He was placed on the non-football injury list before the 2017 season, after which his rookie contract expired.“Sharrif is never going to play football again because of permanent nerve and muscle damage in and around his right knee and right lower leg. That was directly caused, we allege, from the nerve block http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/john-cominsky-jersey ,” Sohn said. “The only reason it was even arguably necessary is because a far more significant surgery was performed than what had been represented to Sharrif. They told him he’d go in for a routine scope and be out a few weeks, and then they did a really complex procedure and required a significant pain intervention that ended his career.”Andrews, two surgical fellows, an anesthesiologist, the hospital and the organizations associated with the doctors are named as defendants in the case.“We strongly dispute Mr. Floyd’s allegations and plan to vigorously defend this case.Unfortunately we are unable to comment further due to the pending nature of the litigation,” said Candy McGuyre, corporate marketing director with Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida. NEW ORLEANS �? The New Orleans Saints and former Minnesota Vikings interior offensive lineman Nick Easton have agreed on a four-year contract.More Vikings coverageVikings’ Kearse faces gun, drunken driving charges after arrestVikings’ Kearse apologizes, returns to work after weekend arrestPhotos of the Week: 10/20/19 – 10/26/19Vikings surge into second half thanks to Cousins Qadree Ollison Jersey , CookVikings Snap Counts: Penalties spoil Mattison’s big dayEaston’s agent, Joe Linta, confirmed the deal on Twitter on Sunday night . Easton became a free agent after spending the 2018 season on injured reserve, following neck surgery. He was Minnesota’s starter at left guard in 2017, after being acquired in a trade with San Francisco in 2015.Easton, who went undrafted out of Harvard, is a natural center who could fill the retiring Max Unger’s spot in the middle for the Saints. The Saints also signed running back Latavius Murray away from the Vikings in free agency last week.Easton’s departure leaves the Vikings with only one guard, Danny Isidora, currently on the roster.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn values his own job http://www.arizonacardinalsteamonline.com/byron-murphy-jersey , so in a sense it’s easy to understand why he cleared out his coordinators this offseason.But he’s also a human being in a business built largely on relationships, so he admitted it was difficult for him to fire offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel, and special teams coordinator the assistant was dealing with some personal issues of his own. He worked with Armstrong in Miami. And he coached Manuel in Seattle.“I love football,�? Quinn said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the . “My whole life’s work is there Andy Isabella Jersey , but as much as I love football, I love the players and the coaches even more.“So, it’s those relationships when you have to move on from people that you love and care about, it’s hard. But you do what’s best for the team. I thought for us making changes was what was best for the team. I certainly appreciated every coach that’s been here and had a chance to work with. Past that, you get a real appreciation in this moment to reset and say what does this team need right now.”Manuel is still looking for work, but Sarkisian has returned to the college level at Alabama Clelin Ferrell Jersey , and Armstrong latched on in Tampa Bay.Quinn’s going to call his own defense, and brought in experienced assistants Dirk Koetter and Ben Kotwica to handle offense and special teams, and also added veteran assistants Mike Mularkey and Bob Sutton. It wasn’t an easy process, rebuilding such a significant part of his staff.“It took a long time,�? Quinn said. “Finding the right fits for the team, it took a while almost [from] the end of the season to just recently Josh Oliver Jersey , that portion is done. It took a long time, but I thought it was important to get the right fits.”It also puts a lot more focus on Quinn himself, after a Super Bowl run spiraled to 7-9 in two seasons. The NFL announced it will not punish Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for an altercation with a security guard in Las Vegas.The league informed Elliott of the decision Wednesday, a day after his meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the league office in New York. Elliott was contrite and admitted showing poor judgment, which satisfied Goodell that the two-time Pro Bowler did not violate the personal conduct policy a second time when he pushed teenage security guard Kyle Johnson while attending a music festival.The NFL released a statement Wednesday regarding Goodell’s decision:“Immediately following reports of an incident in Las Vegas in May involving Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL conducted a comprehensive investigation that included interviews with multiple witnesses http://www.jacksonvillejaguarsteamonline.com/quincy-williams-ii-jersey , including security personnel and others with direct involvement, as well as a review of documentary and other information. On Tuesday, as part of the review, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Mr. Elliott to reinforce the standards of conduct expected of him and the consequences for failing to meet those standards.“Mr. Elliott acknowledged that he demonstrated poor judgment and committed to make better choices in the future. He volunteered to take advantage of the resources available to help him continue to grow personally.“Commissioner Goodell determined there was no violation of the personal conduct policy and no further action is warranted.”Elliott issued a public apology after the meeting with Goodell and vowed to stay out of trouble in the future.The incident with Johnson likely wouldn’t have prompted an NFL investigation if Elliott hadn’t served a six-game suspension in 2017 for violating the personal conduct policy. The policy states that repeat “offenders will be subject to enhanced and/or expedited discipline, including banishment from the league with an opportunity to reapply.”

Now they will try to keep their running game going against Cleveland when they attempt to extend their franchise-record winning streak to nine games.Houston’s big rushing performance came thanks in large part to the performance of Lamar Miller Tytus Howard Jersey , who ran for a season-high 162 yards. His night was highlighted by a franchise-long 97-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.Coach Bill O’Brien has always talked glowingly about Miller’s work and enjoyed watching him break away for that run.“Lamar turned it on,” he said. “He got out in the open, did a great job. Lamar has been a great pro for us since the day he walked in here. So it was nice to see him be able to get that type of run.”Though the Texans have a talented passing game led by quarterback Deshaun Watson and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, O’Brien believes the key to success is being able to run the ball effectively.“In the end, we’ve got to — our football team, based on what we preach and the type of guys we try to bring in here — we want to be a physically tough, smart football team,” he said. “We feel like we have to be able to stop the run and we feel like we have to be able to run the ball.”The Texans have run the ball well all year and rank fourth in the NFL by averaging 136.5 yards rushing. Just as it was on Monday night, their success has been because of the play of Miller.The 27-year-old, who is in his third season with the Texans, has three 100-yard rushing games this season after not running for more than 75 yards in a game last year. He ranks eighth in the NFL with 773 yards rushing and is averaging 4.9 yards a carry. His long touchdown on Monday made him the only player in NFL history to have two TD runs of 95 yards or longer after he also had a 97-yard touchdown run in 2014 while with the Dolphins.Houston hasn’t had a rushing performance like his in several years. It was the first time a Texans’ running back had rushed for 150 yards or more with a touchdown since franchise-leading rusher Arian Foster did it in 2014.Watson said when Miller is rolling Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , it makes everything easier.“It just opens up the whole offense,” Watson said. “The safeties get aggressive. The defense has to show what their hand is … our offensive line and the running backs set (up) the run game and open up the pass game.”Houston’s running game was also helped on Monday by Watson’s scrambling. The speedy quarterback ran for a career-high 70 yards with a 15-yard touchdown after not running for more than 35 yards in the first 10 games.The Texans stayed away from designed running plays for Watson over the past few weeks as he recovered from lung and rib injuries.Though Watson denied that his health had anything to do with limiting such plays in past weeks, it was clear by the way he moved on Monday night that he was far healthier than he had been earlier this season.Watson, who ran for 1,934 yards and 26 touchdowns in three seasons at Clemson, delighted in his rushing performance on Monday night and said fans could expect more such outings in the future.“The opportunity came and I took advantage of it,” he said. “I just got to go out there and continue to try to pick our spots in those situations. But, you never know when I’m going to keep the ball.”Houston’s other running back on the active roster is Alfred Blue, who has 392 yards rushing and has proven to be a good option when Miller needs a break.The Texans’ running game could get a boost soon if D’Onta Foreman is able to return after missing all season after rupturing his Achilles tendon last November.Foreman, who won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top collegiate running back in 2016 at Texas, returned to practice earlier this month but isn’t quite ready to play.“Foreman’s doing better Ugo Amadi Jersey ,” O’Brien said. “I don’t think he’s all the way back, though. I really don’t … so we’ll see how it looks this week again. We’ll make a good decision No. 1, based on him — the player and where he’s at — then secondly, based on the team.” Many have criticized Colin Kaepernick for settling his collusion grievance against the NFL because the settlement keeps the details of the case from entering the public domain. Some have responded to this argument by pointing out that, because Kaepernick opted to pursue an arbitration and not a lawsuit, the details wouldn’t have entered the public domain, because the case would have unfolded privately.That’s technically accurate, but it doesn’t mean the details never would have surfaced. As noted by Peter King in his column, the outcome of the arbitration could have been challenged in federal court. Although such efforts as a practical matter usually fail, success would come from attaching as exhibits to the court papers items like the full transcript of the formal arbitration hearing.Even without such proceedings, however Devin White Jersey , testimony, text messages, emails, etc. easily could have been released by Kaepernick or his lawyers after the case had ended. Despite the existence of a gag order that kept the parties from discussing the case while it was pending, arbitrator Stephen Burbank would have had no ability to sanction Kaepernick’s lawyers or otherwise limit their ability to send items to media members on the arbitration ended, even without a challenge in federal court.Keeping those materials secret is a big part of what the NFL paid for. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a smoking gun was lurking in the evidence. But there surely were potentially embarrassing snippets of testimony or text messages or emails or other documents that the NFL would have preferred to keep out of public view; indeed, it was the NFL not Kaepernick that insisted on full and complete secrecy while the proceedings were pending.By settling the case and securing a commitment that none of the information developed during the litigation would ever be published, the NFL keeps everything under wraps, including but not limited to whatever text message or emails or other documents prompted Kaepernick’s lawyers to attempt to question the Commissioner’s wife.

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