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Bills have no plans to release WR Anquan Boldin Jersey unless ‘win-win’ trade

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Bills GM Brandon Beane said he will not release Boldin from the reserve/retired list if Boldin does not find another team with a trade offer by the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com.

Beane later added about Boldin returning to the Bills, never say never on anything.

The Devils start a three-game road trip Wednesday, and Hynes says he expects to get Boyle into the lineup at some point during the trip.

Brian Boyle is going to come on the trip, he practiced in full again today, and I anticipate him getting himself back into the lineup here during the trip, Hynes said.
Boyle, 32, is going into his 11th season in the NHL. He spent two years with the Kings to start his career, then played with the Rangers for five seasons before going to the Tampa Bay, where he played until going to Toronto during last season.

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Redskins, Cowboys fight to keep in sight of Eagles

At the rate they are going, the Washington Redskins probably won’t run out of healthy players for at least a few more weeks.

Problem is, they have 10 games remaining.

“When a guy slides, the target is very small. I just think it (Flacco’s slide) was a second late, which is why I hit him, to be honest with you, “Alonso said. “At first I was anticipating I thought he was going to slide. And then it got to a point where I was like, ‘I got to him,’ because he slid too late.”

Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys (36.7 percent): Although Ezekiel Elliott is set to play in Week 8, we don’t know if that will be case in Week 9 as we await the next step in the process tied to his suspension. With that said, both Morris and Darren McFadden should be added on a just-in-case basis. Morris would be the back I slightly prefer among Cowboys fill-ins, though it could prove to be a shared job.

Despite Jerry Jones’ admonition about players protesting during the anthem, David Irving raised his fist briefly, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Defensive end Damontre Moore saluted after the anthem was finished.

Irving said after the game that he is not concerned about facing discipline for raising his fist, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.

Davis said last season he could see himself playing six more years, and he wasn’t joking. Gruden takes Davis seriously from watching how the veteran “runs around like a 20-year-old kid.”

“The guy’s a freak,” Gruden said. “He’s the most impressive guy I’ve been around really as far as taking care of his body, and whatever he’s doing, he needs to tell all our young guys to do it because he’s amazing.”
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The Redskins will be without cornerback Josh Norman Monday night against the Eagles, the team announced.
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Norman, dealing with a rib injury, has just 14 tackles and zero interceptions in four games this season. The Redskins also listed fellow starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland as questionable with a knee injury.

I think Breeland’s always been a fast healer. He’s like Gumby, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said, via redskins.com. I mean, he took a pretty big shot on that play and I thought he was going to be out for a little bit of time but he recovers quickly.

The Eagles (5-1) lead the NFC East after winning four straight games.

Limited Youth Joel Ward Jersey That starts with the offenses in Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, Indianapolis and Cleveland, five of the league’s worst units. So what does the tape tell us? I see a way to maximize rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s talents. I see a glaring weakness for Ravens QB Joe Flacco. And I see a rookie who needs the rock for the Colts.

Let’s break down ways each of these offenses can improve right now, starting with the Ravens and Dolphins, who play on Thursday night:

Through seven games, the Ravens have converted only 35.1 percent of third-down opportunities, which ranks 26th in the NFL. Rough. And multiple factors have contributed to this.

Joe Flacco? The quarterback has a Total QBR of Jake Matthews Jersey just 30.0, which ranks above only Mike Glennon and DeShone Kizer among qualifiers. But he has been much worse on third downs. His QBR is 5.3, which ranks dead last. In fact, that would rank as the worst third-down QBR season since the stat began in 2006.

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His next throw to Chris Conley Jersey got Kansas City to the 24 and set up a 42-yard field goal that Butker nailed to win the game.

San Francisco safety Eric Reid, Kaepernick’s former teammate, has been kneeling during the anthem before games, including Sunday’s 26-24 loss at the Washington Redskins.
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Youth Jordan Bell Jersey I’ll have to follow up with him,” Reid said after the game. It sure does seem like he’s being blackballed. I think all the stats prove that he’s an NFL-worthy quarterback. So that’s his choice, and I support his decision. We’ll just have to see what comes of it.”

And then you have the situation in Dallas. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys made a big deal out of their unity display during a Monday night game against the Cardinals, with Jones staring right at the camera as the team kneeled BEFORE the national anthem. They got booed anyway. This week, Jones, who spoke with Trump after that, made his comment threatening players who disrespect the flag.

With another interception-free performance, Smith is still the NFL’s highest rated passer after four weeks.

The Cardinals (3-3), meanwhile, traveled to England on Monday, a day after their 38-33 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and have been practicing there since they landed.

The teams that I’ve talked to that have done both, most Andre Dawson Jersey were more successful coming early and getting acclimated to the time, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, adding he consulted with four or five different coaches.

At times, they are still struggling getting used to this new run scheme and have more negative plays than last season. (Btw, thank you to Ted Nguyen,
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Why did Kirk Cousins Jersey send a teammate in motion on a kneel down?

Something that’s probably happened before but I’ve never noticed: an offense sending a man in motion before an obvious kneel down in the closing seconds of a half. That’s what Kirk Cousins’ Washington offense did at the Chiefs on Monday Night Football, and I’m enormously confused but kind of curious about why this happened:

Mariota injured his hamstring during the first half to Tennessee’s 57-14 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 4. He ran in a two-yard tochdown before halftime to slice Houston’s lead to 24-14. He suffered the hamstring injury during the play and went into halftime in pain.

Authentic Womens Patrick Robinson Jersey Chicago had a 24-13 lead in the fourth quarter, but watched it slip away. A Justin Tucker field goal got the Ravens within eight. Michael Campanaro’s touchdown and a successful two-point conversion tied it with less than two minutes to play in regulation.

Patrik Nemeth Youth Jersey As time was winding down in regulation and the Bears were looking toward overtime, Jordan Howard ran out of bounds on third-and-20 with 31 seconds left. It stopped the clock, and forced the Bears to punt the ball back to the Ravens with 23 seconds left.

Hester and Peterson weren’t the only players knocking out long touchdowns that day.

Five plays after Hester’s punt return touchdown, the Vikings tied the game when Tarvaris Jackson found Troy Williamson for a 60-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the 1st quarter. The Bears ended the ensuing drive with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Griese to Bernard Berrian. After four more punts, the Vikings took over trailing 14-7 with under five minutes remaining in the half.

the ratings trend is one the league and its television partners want to figure out soon.

Dallas controlled the clock for 34:55 on the back of a strong performance from Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 116 yards. And the only turnover was Prescott’s interception, but it was a costly one.

The Cowboys were hit with a questionable penalty early in the third quarter for roughing Rodgers that got the Packers out of a bind. The 15 yards gave the Packers offense some room to breathe, and it kicked off a scoring drive that started the Packers’ turnaround.

A panel of three judges overturned an emergency injunction that had been granted to Elliott by Judge Amos Mazzant at the district court level. That injunction kept Elliott on the field and put his suspension on hold until the court case was complete.

It has been given observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) – meaning it is provisionally recognised as a sport.

Citing the potential impact of decreasing ratings on advertising revenues, investment bank Credit Suisse lowered its projections on Fox and CBS stocks within the last week.

The viewership numbers the Post reports do not include Monday night’s Colts-Titans game, but that telecast won’t help. According to SportsBusiness Daily (link requires subscription), the game drew a 6.1 overnight Nielsen rating, the third-lowest MNF overnight since ESPN started broadcasting the show in 2006. The all-time low overnight for MNF on ESPN is 5.7 for last year’s Falcons-Saints Week 3 game, which competed for viewers against the first Trump-Clinton debate.

While some will blame national anthem protests or the declining quality of the product, there are countless factors that can affect television viewership of sports. Whatever the reasons, though, the ratings trend is one the league and its television partners want to figure out soon.
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Jameis Winston Jersey might be able to play through his injury

Without a doubt, Mel Kiper has him going No. 2 right now. He’s such a good receiver out there, Ham said. At times this year, he has led the team in rushing and receiving, at least two or three games this year. He’s an outstanding route-runner out of the backfield as well.

If he stays healthy this year, if goes past No. 3 I’ll be shocked. He’s a really good player.
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Marcus Mariota came back, and it wasn’t surprising that the rushing attack and downfield passing game returned. He has to do everything he can to protect himself and stay healthy, or this team isn’t going anywhere with that defense.

This week: at Browns, as their schedule gets even more favorable

Jameis Winston might be able to play through his injury, but he’s got to play much better and get a ton of help from Doug Martin, because the defense isn’t making any impact plays when it counts. They’re not a team breakout this year.

Goodell said he understands many fans and sponsors are upset about the protests but emphasized that the league is committed to focusing its energy on joining with the players to address the societal issues that prompted their actions.

Tom Brady is a little banged up, and there are other kinks in the offensive machine including so-so line play and no reliable power running game. At least Rob Gronkowski and the defense are making more plays to save their days.
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There’s still not much going on offensively beyond their top wide receiver and top running back, but when those guys are Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, it can work out nicely — especially when many guys are swarming on defense.

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While football fans and labor experts ponder whether Colin Kaepernick found a smoking gun to bolster his collusion case against the National Football League, the still-unemployed quarterback is pointing to a central figure in the case: President Trump.

He added later: We know how important this is to our sponsors, our partners, our licensees. It’s important to us, also. We all share that.

The league’s game operations manual, sent by the league to teams, requires that players be on the sideline for the anthem and says they should stand for it. It leaves open the possibility of league-imposed discipline for a failure to be on the sideline for the anthem. There is no violation and no potential discipline mentioned for a failure to stand for the anthem.
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And it’s a right of free speech and a right to protest. That’s one of the things our forefathers fought and died for, and that continues to be a principle that’s very important to most of us.

For now, the union’s only recourse is still effective. A U.S. circuit judge in Texas last month ruled in Elliott’s favor. The NFL’s appeal got the case moved to New York, where a different judge gave Elliott — and, notably in this ruling, the Cowboys — another reprieve, while passing it on to yet another judge.

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That harsh appraisal will undergo more scrutiny in court in the next two weeks. As it does, Elliott will stay on the field.

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Brandon Marshall won’t end his NFL career on injured reserve.

The Giants wide receiver has no intention of retiring and plans to return next year despite undergoing season-ending ankle surgery.

That’s my mindset right now, Marshall told ESPN. I’m a competitor, and I don’t want to go out like that. I’m definitely not going out like that.

Authentic Kids Demarcus Walker Jersey Marshall was carted off the field with a left ankle injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers and taken to the locker room for further evaluation. He later announced on Instagram he had been scheduled to go under the knife Tuesday.

Marshall, 33, capped a disappointing first season with the Giants with 18 receptions for 154 yards and zero touchdowns after signing a two-year contract worth $12 million just five days after being cut by the Jets this past offseason.

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans vacated Elliott’s preliminary injunction last Thursday, reinstating the six-game suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in August. Elliott’s suspension stems from domestic violence allegations in July of 2016.

The union immediately appealed Goodell’s decision and Elliott was able to play the first five games of the season while awaiting the ruling from the Fifth Circuit.
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The NFLPA has filed a petition for an en banc appeal hearing and Elliott would be allowed to play while the two sides await a court date. Until then, Elliott’s attorney Frank Salzano will file a petition asking a New York judge to hear Elliott’s case before the full Fifth Circuit Court date.

If the restraining order and injunction are granted, Elliott would be allowed back on the field. The restraining order would be moot should the Fifth Circuit decide to grant the en banc hearing and then overturns last week’s decision by a three-judge panel.

Your guide to Wednesday’s LDS games: Indians, Nationals asking who’s available for elimination games

Happy Wednesday! We get a Game 5 that is one of the juiciest Division Series games we’ve ever had, with the Yankees of all teams playing underdog versus the mighty Indians. As a bonus, we also get Game 4 between the Nationals and Cubs. We won’t, however, be getting Stephen Strasburg.

Smart, giving up 6 inches, got a hand on the ball and clung to it as Holmes tried with two arms to prevent Smart from wrestling it away. Eventually, as the two do-si-doed, the ball popped loose near the free throw line. Smart immediately launched himself between the legs of T.J. McConnell and snared the loose ball. Smart even had the presence of mind to roll on his back and somehow feed teammate Terry Rozier, who then lobbed an alley-oop that rookie Guerschon Yabusele finished with a layup.

Yates: It’s Roethlisberger, given his supporting cast. The offensive line is a tenured and cohesive group that has standout players, his receivers are highlighted by arguably the best in the game with Brown and Le’Veon Bell is a game-changer. It’s difficult to pinpoint why Roethlisberger’s most recent struggles (six interceptions over his past two games and just one touchdown) have occurred. Pittsburgh has a tough test to get on track as it faces the league’s best team, Kansas City, this week.

The Memphis Grizzlies also had a stronger track record of exceeding projections early in the Grit n’ Grind era. (Memphis beat its retroactive RPM projection by at least six wins each season from 2009-10 to 2012-13.) To the extent the Grizzlies have exceeded expectations lately, it has often been by outperforming their point differential.

I’d give Memphis a pretty good shot at beating this year’s RPM projection (also 34.8 wins before accounting for schedule) just because it’s so low.

But Smart also knows how much he impacts winning, and box score stats cannot fully quantify his impact. So when Stevens highlighted Smart’s hustle during that recent film session, it resonated with Smart.
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