Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Mike Daniels all appear to have avoided season-ending injuries after dropping out of Sunday night’s loss at the Atlanta Falcons, but all three Green Bay Packers playmakers likely will need all week to determine whether they can play against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Coach Mike McCarthy refused to give any injury details on specific players during a news conference Monday night.
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This week there appears to be more optimism.
He responded well to treatment, McAdoo said after practice Friday. He responded well to his work [Thursday]. Got a little bit more [Friday], but he’s still limited.
Beckham said Thursday that he was dealing with a 6-8 week injury. But that timetable could vary or change depending on the individual.
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Joe Haden was only out of the AFC North for a few hours. After the Browns released the two-time Pro Bowler on Wednesday morning, the Steelers swooped in to sign Haden to a three-year, $27 million deal before most steel workers had clocked out for the day.
Womens Eric Ebron Jersey We didn’t do anything different or try to out-trick them, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr said. You know, line up and play, do your job.
Coby Fleener caught the only touchdown toss, after the 2-minute warning. Will Lutz made four field goals, three under 25 yards.
The bottom line, Brees said, is you’ve got to score touchdowns.
Brees and Bradford are both in the final year of their contracts, with the same agent, Tom Condon, who is sure to cash in on both clients. Brees has by far the better resume, nine seasons further into his career, but Bradford stole the show on this prime-time stage.
Behind mostly clean pockets created by a remade offensive line, Bradford completed 27 of 32 passes without a turnover. With three rookies and three free agents in the starting lineup, the Saints tried hard to better a defense that has held Brees and company back since the Super Bowl title eight years ago. The first performance left a lot to be desired, with Diggs and Thielen consistently finding favorable matchups underneath and along the sideline.
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Tom Brady can keep playing and become the oldest starting quarterback in NFL history, so says teammate Rob Gronkowski on the ageless wonder and five-time Super Bowl winner.
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Having turned 40 this year, Brady does not seem to be slowing down. And while some NFL players can play into their mid-40s, it’s rare to see a quarterback do so. Even Hall of Fame quarterback George Blanda, who retired at 48, contributed more as a kicker than as a quarterback.
So we wondered: Can Brady really play another five years and play as a 45-year-old?
In his mind, he says it all the time, and the way he’s looking right now at age 40, there’s no doubt in my mind he can play until that age, Gronkowski told Sporting News during a phone interview. The way he just works, the way he prepares every week, the way he works out, he’s just always super ready.
He’s not slowing down. It’s great to see, motivates everybody and it’s awesome to play with.
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Watson tweaked his ankle in Sunday’s game and was on the Texans’ injury report on Monday, but was listed as a full participant Tuesday.
However, the team continues to monitor his progress.
The health of any player is the first determinant in whether they play or not, O’Brien said Tuesday.
Even when things didn’t go exactly the way the Raiders wanted, Lynch was still out there having fun. Look at this graceful flip he did after a miscommunication between him and Carr:
It’s not uncommon to see players visibly upset after a play like that. It could have been a nice gain for the Raiders who were locked into a tight game at the time. But Lynch shook it off with the flip, and the Raiders were able to handle their business the rest of the way.
Danny Woodhead’s first season with the Ravens appeared as if it was off to a fine start, as the running back compiled 37 total yards on three catches and one carry in the first quarter of Baltimore’s Week 1 game at the Bengals.
Youth Vernon Butler Jersey The appeal could have been heard either by Goodell or by an arbitrator Goodell designated. Goodell selected Harold Henderson, who also heard the appeals of Hardy and Adrian Peterson. Henderson has denied a request from Elliott’s representatives to make his accuser available to testify during the appeal hearing. Henderson also declined to release transcripts and notes from meetings with Elliott’s accuser.
In Hardy’s case, Henderson determined that the 10-game suspension issued by the league was excessive. Henderson reduced Hardy’s suspension to four games. Henderson upheld Peterson’s suspension. Both Peterson and Hardy were suspended before the league adopted its current domestic violence policy in Dec. 2014.
Aqib Talib Elite Jersey The appeal began on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and continued through Thursday, Aug. 31, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. Elliott, the NFL’s director of investigations Kia Wright Roberts, and the NFLPA’s forensics expert all testified on Tuesday. The appeal hearing was initially scheduled for two days, but was extended after the NFL decided to make a witness available by telephone after initially refusing.
Henderson had three options: overturn the suspension, uphold the six-game suspension, or reduce the number of games Elliott is suspended. Henderson chose to uphold the suspension.
O’Brien remains adamant that Savage is the best option at quarterback based on his familiarity of the offense and, true to their organizational personality, his players have echoed that sentiment. While there might be a sense of inevitability that Watson will someday supplant Savage, a change won’t come anytime soon barring the unforeseen. Savage has ample support.
I expect him to continue where he left off this preseason, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who sat out the preseason with a thumb injury but has been cleared to start the opener.
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We’ve got to get off to a good start, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. There’s no excuses about 10 a.m. (Pacific time start) and all that (nonsense). We all know the schedule. So yeah, we’ve got to get off to a good start and we’ve got to get off to a good start in those games. You don’t want to get behind on the road in a domed stadium, for sure.
Carson Palmer is back behind center, but the Cardinals’ biggest weapon is running back and fantasy football darling David Johnson. He scored a combined 20 touchdowns a year ago while rushing for 1,239 yards and catching 80 passes for an additional 879 yards.
I’ve always said, he’s the closest thing I’ve been around to Marshall Faulk, Arians said. Marshall could start at wide receiver and probably on defense as a safety or corner. They’re very smart guys. If a guy isn’t real smart, you overload him to where he can’t play fast if you put a bunch of things on his plate. Obviously, David’s very bright and it’s good to see Andre (Ellington) back healthy because he can do a lot of things like that, too.
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Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said safety Su’a Cravens needs time to work out personal issues, but that he would welcome him if he wanted to return.
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Manning replaced Osweiler in the regular-season finale in 2015 and led the Broncos to a comeback win over the Chargers. Manning then started all three of the Broncos’ postseason games, including their victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
The move left some hard feelings among some in Osweiler’s support group, though the Broncos were prepared to sign him to one of the bigger offers he received in free agency that offseason. However, the Broncos’ offer wasn’t nearly as big as that of the Texans, who signed Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million deal.
Asked about whether those hard feelings would be an issue that needed to be addressed in Osweiler’s return, Elway said simply: That’s not true.”
It’s the most obvious and inherent risk that comes with fighting in mixed martial arts. No matter how well someone’s physical skills translate or how well the fight pays that athlete, there’s still a realistic chance of a loss that carries devastating consequences.
But Mitrione played sparingly in just nine NFL games. Those with more longevity with the sport bring with them much more bumps, bruises and the possibility of a history of concussions.
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No player who accumulates more than $800,000 in fines and racks up 16 unnecessary roughness, personal foul and roughing the passer penalties in his career will get that, even when he should. The NFL is making an example out of Burfict with his latest five-game suspension after an illegal hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman in a preseason game Aug. 19.
Is the NFL suspending Burfict’s hit or his reputation? In this case, it looks too much like the latter. Way too much.
And while that might make the Panthers fun to play with in Madden NFL 18, the offense’s transition might not be all that smooth in real life.
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As a general principle, mobile quarterbacks value teammates who can make plays down the field. Their athletic ability allows them to stretch defenses horizontally and make plays outside the pocket, and they can take advantage of that spacing by having receivers work on the interior or vertically. Pocket passers rely on shorter routes, especially by running backs out of the backfield, to create that spacing, as they are generally resigned to the pocket.
Little did Bills fans know it would be at least 17 years for their team, which was a playoff regular in the early 1990s, to make the postseason again. And Buffalo doesn’t appear to be in position to end the drought in 2017. Beane’s recent trades essentially make a statement that the Bills are in rebuilding mode, even though he says he is very annoyed by that conclusion.
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After saying Monday he doesn’t want his players protesting the national anthem, Browns coach Hue Jackson clarified his comments Thursday.
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Henry, who was a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, ran for 36 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries while catching three passes for 17 yards as he got the start for the Titans. Starting running back DeMarco Murray, who ran for 1,287 yards last year in his first season with the Titans, rested his injured hamstring.
Just as in the 2015 college season — when Henry ran for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns and McCaffrey had his record-breaking year with 2,019 rushing yards, 645 receiving yards and 1,200 return yards with 15 total touchdowns — McCaffrey had the better statistical day Saturday.
The eighth overall pick in this year’s draft ran for 33 yards and a score on just three carries and had two receptions for 39 yards while displaying the same elusiveness that made him a collegiate star.
Newton never has been able to find the right side of the line regarding how the American public expects a quarterback to behave. As a QB, for instance, his sometimes-elaborate celebrations lead to him being judged by a different standard than players at every other position. It was high comedy when a Tennessee woman wrote to the Charlotte Observer about how attending a Panthers game led to her daughter being scarred by Newton’s end-zone gyrations — that lady should have been granted the Mark Twain Prize for humor on the basis of that letter-to-the-editor alone — but it also was symptomatic of Newton’s conundrum. Being impossibly good-looking doesn’t help, particularly when he speeds over the boundary between fashionable and fashion-forward. (Capris, man?) A good deal of the support that remained for Newton was lost when he backed away from his own fumble with the Super Bowl on the line. Oh, and the game was, too.
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Mack reiterated Carr’s reasoning, saying he wants to use his position as a platform to share his message with others in the hope that some will meet it with understanding.
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To show [that] different races can get along, white, black, whatever you are, get along and be friends and … just show unity, Mack said. Show togetherness. It’s discussed a lot. It’s one of the things I feel passionately about, but I just don’t like the attention, the attention that comes with it. But at the same time, just using my platform for positivity is what’s important for me.
Outside of Oakland, the gesture was echoed by other players around the league. Seahawks center Justin Britt placed his arm on teammate Michael Bennett’s shoulder on Friday night, and Eagles defensive end Chris Long put his hand on teammate Malcolm Jenkins’ shoulder on Thursday night as a sign of harmony.
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith commented last week that a strike or lockout is almost a virtual certainty.
Winston agreed, but said he doesn’t care what another work stoppage might mean for the NFL’s future.
Honestly I don’t care and I don’t think the guys in this locker room care whether [the NFL] is going to be around in 20 years because none of us are going to be playing, Winston told the TV station. So if these guys [the owners] want to own for a long time, then they can own for a long time. But another work stoppage might kill the golden goose.
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Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman is getting in plenty of reps under center while fellow signal-callers Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates rehab from concussions, though being alone makes for an awkward situation at practice.
“I think they had me pretty good, outnumbered three to one, with the coaches,” Peterman said, via the team’s website. “Definitely different, being a little ghost town out there. I missed Tyrod and T.J. both. We have a good time out there. So hopefully they’ll get back quick.”
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $16 million and will pay Wood an additional $5.275 million in 2017. Wood received a $6.5 million signing bonus and is due a $1.75 million roster bonus in the next week as part of his $14.2 million in guarantees.
“You’re always hoping to get it done as quick as you can,” Bills general manager Brandon Beane told the Buffalo News. “Contracts happen when they’re supposed to. This afternoon, things came together with he and his agent and we were able to get it done and get it inked before we got on the field tonight.
“Eric’s done a great job since he was drafted here in ’09. We think he’s still playing well. We think he’s a leader up front, not only on the O-line but on the offense. He’s a guy that we feel is part of what we’re doing going forward and he’s going into the last year of his deal so we wanted to get something done.”
Wood, 31, has spent his entire eight-year career with the Bills after being selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Pro Bowler played 59 consecutive games, including nine starts last season, before suffering a season-ending broken leg against the Seahawks in November last year.