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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.

Column Kaepernick Jersey blames Trump for NFL collusion against him — and he could be right

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.

Trae Waynes Womens Jersey Along the way, the courts raised serious doubts about the NFL’s practices. Judge Amos Mazzant in Texas did not mince words pointing out that Elliott did not receive a fundamentally fair hearing.

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

Giants’ Brandon Marshall Jersey to return in 2018: ‘I’m definitely not going out like that’

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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There will be entire quarters that are clunky and clanky. If Boston disappoints, it will be tough for it to match salaries in any impact trade. The Celtics are saving their powder for You-Know-Who anyway.

The cocky, sometimes blasé Wiz should finally be stable enough to avoid their semiannual horrendous start and settle into the upper echelon of the NBA’s junior varsity. They bring continuity, a killer starting five, and years of evidence that they are really good with Bradley Beal and John Wall on the floor.

At the time, the Roberts family was sharing spring quarters with the families of two friends, Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and pitcher Chris Young. “We had this big old mansion house,” Gonzalez recalls. “Spring training is supposed to be a happy time, but suddenly life hit us hard. Doc gets his cancer diagnosis. Betsy and I were trying to have a baby and found out our efforts hadn’t worked. Chris came down with a sore arm.

“Despite all that, I look back now on that spring and realize how Bilal Powell Jersey important it was that we were all there for each other. You can get through adversity when other people care about you.”

Roberts spent the summer juggling his new responsibilities with his chemo and radiation treatments. He lost his hair but not his heart. “He carried himself with Jerome Bettis Youth Jersey great dignity throughout that whole ordeal,” says Black, now the Rockies manager.

The Gonzalezes now have two daughters. After several lost seasons, Young won the 2014 AL Comeback Player of the Year with the Mariners and got a World Series ring with the 2015 Royals.

NFL exec thinks Kirk Cousins Jersey is nixing long-term deal, not Redskins

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Kirk Cousins has been up for a long-term contract with the Redskins since the end of the 2015 season, and yet, despite the fact he has started 36 consecutive games for the team and thrown 61 touchdown passes in those starts, he doesn’t have a multi-year contract.

For a long time, the assumption was that the Redskins wouldn’t pull the trigger, but one unidentified NFL executive says he thinks it’s actually Cousins who is holding up the process. That same executive thinks he has no desire at all to sign with Washington on more than the franchise tag.

After meeting with a specialist, Eifert has decided to undergo surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out 4-6 months.

Eifert has featured in just two games this season, hauling in four passes for 42 yards.

Tyler Kroft has stepped up in Eifert’s absence with 14 receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores came in a 31-7 win over the Browns.

Eifert, 27, is in the last of a four-year $8.2 million deal. In 2015, he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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The 24-year-old has been one of the most unstoppable players in the NFL since coming into the league in 2014. In three seasons, the LSU product had at least 90 catches and 1,300 yards receiving. He’s certainly worth the investment, the question just remains exactly how valuable.

That argument got clouded Sunday when Beckham suffered a season-ending broken ankle. Now the question remains if he’ll come back and be the same player he was before the injury. For Miller, he has no doubt his friend will do just that, and when he does, Miller expects him to get paid.

They certainly could use both given that they now have to prepare for Adrian Peterson Jersey

The Jaguars made their intentions very clear during the offseason: Build an elite defense and lean heavily on the running game in order to limit Blake Bortles’ contributions. So far, so good. The Jaguars have called run on a league-high 52 percent of their offensive snaps. The defense dismantled the Steelers on Sunday. And it is now allowing 1.6 touchdowns per game (fifth lowest). The unit is allowing 5.3 yards per pass attempt (second best) but has struggled against the run (5.4 yards per carry allowed is the worst). Jacksonville’s D/ST is, by far, the top-scoring unit in fantasy, and the team’s light schedule moving forward locks the unit in as a strong play. The Jaguars’ defensive breakout is legit and far from a surprise.
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The Bucs’ biggest storyline on the injury front continues to be the absence of middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (hamstring) and weakside linebacker Lavonte David (ankle). Alexander has missed three games and David has missed two. Before the team broke for its mini-bye last week, coach Dirk Koetter was hopeful the Bucs could get some of their injured defensive players back. They’ll have a walk-through Tuesday night and then will have a better idea of where those players stand when they practice Wednesday afternoon. They certainly could use both given that they now have to prepare for Adrian Peterson, whom the Cardinals just traded for. — Jenna Laine

Kansas City is the last undefeated team in the league, and watching the Chiefs makes it clear it’s not an early-season fluke. The Chiefs have a ludicrous amount of speed on offense, and coach Andy Reid is designing a pile of offensive wrinkles around his thrilling personnel. The Panthers are also doing a lot of different things with pre-snap alignment and personnel groupings, taking advantage of the mismatches they can get with their big wideouts, dynamic rookie Christian McCaffrey and their power run game, depending on what’s called for.

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Will Johnson: “Of all the plays Johnny made, that’s the most speechless I’ve been.”

Linebacker Jatavis Brown, the Bolts’ leading tackler, suffered a right foot injury during the opening quarter of last week’s loss to the Eagles. Brown wore a protective boot on Monday but said after the Chargers’ medical staff evaluated him that he would be good to play Sunday against the Giants. However, Brown’s injury status is worth monitoring this week. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Brown wouldn’t practice Wednesday. — Eric D. Williams

McCarron threw an interception. A&M took over and what came next was a play that won’t soon be forgotten: On third-and-goal from the Alabama 10-yard line, Manziel ran into right tackle Jake Matthews, bobbled the football, caught it, rolled to his left and found a wide-open Ryan Swope in the back of the end zone.

Will Johnson: “Of all the plays Johnny made, that’s the most speechless I’ve been.”

Kingsbury: “I just remember the whole crowd was going crazy … and then it was complete silence when Ryan catches that ball.”

Nico Johnson: “When I saw Johnny drop the football, pick it up and shake three or four guys, and rolled out and shook another guy and threw it off his back foot in the back of the end zone for a touchdown, I was like, ‘This is not meant for us to win today, man.’ It had that feeling like nothing would go our way.”

A stunned crowd watched as Alabama went three-and-out and the Aggies marched downfield yet again. Sure enough, just as Sumlin told his players earlier that week, they were up 20-0 — except it was still the first quarter.
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Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Jersey: Frustration with OPI calls is inconsistency

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on Tuesday expressed frustration over how inconsistently offensive pass interference penalties are officiated. Gronkowski was penalized for OPI in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers in what coach Bill Belichick later said was a tough call.

If the consistency was there 100 percent, then I’d be cool with whatever it is, Gronkowski said. One week, we’re told we can play, it really isn’t going to be called, they can hold and you can slap off their hands. Then the next week, if you touch the guy, it’s a PI. I just wish I knew the consistency, so I can base my game off and practice and be prepared for the game and know the rules going in from week to week.

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This isn’t the first time Worrilow has dealt with injuries in his left knee. In 2015, he had to have his left knee drained after a game against Carolina and practiced on a limited basis after that.

Worrilow signed with Detroit in the offseason and has been a rotational linebacker with the Lions. After Jarrad Davis missed the past two weeks with a concussion and neck injury, Worrilow has played more defensive packages. He started both games for Detroit in Davis’ absence and has six tackles.

Youth Lance Lynn Jersey He was injured on the first defensive play against the Vikings on Sunday and was carted off the field.

Seahawks injury updates: Rees Odhiambo Jersey (sternum) out of hospital, Cliff Avril Jersey (stinger) out ‘a while’

Seahawks starting left tackle Rees Odhiambo was released from the hospital Monday, and coach Pete Carroll clarified the nature of the offensive lineman’s injury that led to him experiencing trouble breathing during and after Sunday’s game.

He does not have a bruised heart, which is out there whatever, somebody made that up,” Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). That isn’t what he has. He’s got a bruised sternum.”

Rodrigue was not amused, tweeting afterward: I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.

In response to another reporter’s tweet about the exchange, Rodrigue added: I spoke with him after and it was worse. I chose not to share, because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from.

Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond released a statement to NFL Media, saying he spoke with Rodrigue and Newton and the two had a conversation in which Newton expressed regret for using those words.

We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team, the statement concluded. Rodrigue gave a different account, saying in a statement posted by the Charlotte Observer that Newton did not apologize for his comment and she was dismayed by his response.

The Association for Women in Sports Media said it was Authentic Nat Moore Jersey very discouraged by Newton’s disrespectful remarks and actions.

The NFL also released a statement, denouncing Newton’s remarks as just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists Datone Jones Womens Jersey who cover our league. The Pro Football Writers of America said Newton, as the public face of the Panthers and one of the league’s more popular players, crossed the line.