Monthly Archives: September 2017

Bills surprisingly release running back Jonathan Williams

Cut day was Saturday in the NFL, but the Bills made another significant cut on Sunday.

The Bills released second-year running back Jonathan Williams in a surprise move first reported by NFL Media. The Bills also announced the release of wide receiver Corey Brown and linebacker Gerald Hodges.

The three players were cut to make room for three players claimed off waivers: linebacker Deon Lacey, tight end Khari Lee and offensive lineman Conor McDermott.

Giants: “Eli Manning and this offense is clueless without Odell Beckham Jr.”

The line remains is awful, and the running game is non-existent. Turns out their passing game can go into the tank, too, with nobody picking up the pieces for OBJ. Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Shane Vereen flashed only as checkdowns, and Brandon Marshall was checked out for most of the game. It’s all true.

Cowboys: “Doomsday is back with all their defensive changes.”

Eli and his weapons, even without Beckham, were supposed to have success facing a makeshift front and shaky new-look secondary. But Dallas, anchored by Sean Lee and its linebacker corps, was in position to clean up everything short-to-intermediate. The Cowboys are set to be overachievers again but will struggle against better pass protection units that can push the ball downfield.t_rangers_068-115x115

Eli Manning Jersey: I ‘deserve some criticism’ after Giants’ rough start

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning didn’t take offense to coach Ben McAdoo’s blaming sloppy quarterback play for a delay-of-game penalty in Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Manning, a 14-year veteran, has been around long enough to realize this is part of the deal as an NFL quarterback, especially in New York.

Hey, you lose games, you only score 10 points, you deserve some criticism, Manning said during an interview on WFAN the day after the Giants’ offense struggled for the second straight week. Coach McAdoo knows I can handle it.

Maualuga, who was an eight-year starter for the Cincinnati Bengals, is close to working himself back into football shape.

In light of Timmons’ suspension, the Dolphins acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony in a trade with the New Orleans Saints. Miami is sending a 2018 fifth-round pick to New Orleans for Anthony, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Anthony was a first-round pick for New Orleans in 2015; he has not played yet this season because of an ankle injury.

Elite Kids Sean Spence Jersey It already has been a trying start to the season for the Dolphins (1-0). They lost starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) for the year during the first week of training camp, and they recently were displaced for nine days in California because of Hurricane Irma.

Miami will travel to play the New York Jets (0-2) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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Kareem Hunt Jersey (and Patrick Mahomes Jersey) just what Chiefs needed for Alex Smith Jersey

Kareem Hunt picked up where he left off as a Toledo Rocket, and Alex Smith found his rocket arm. That was plenty to launch the Chiefs to Thursday night’s season-opening 42-27 upset of the Patriots.

As New England stops dreaming about an undefeated Super Bowl repeat and worries about its defense, Kansas City suddenly can be a lot more confident that it finally has the offensive firepower to win it all.

Authentic Kids Earl Mitchell Jersey Hunt on Thursday provided plenty of new juice on the field. But for Smith, there also was a source of fuel on the sideline — Patrick Mahomes.

Authentic Kids Theo Riddick Jersey The Steelers were held to 9 rushing yards in the first half and didn’t even run a play in Cleveland territory until after the two-minute warning. And that is what made those on the Browns to cover the first half line even more frustrated.

After allowing the Steelers to score a touchdown on a blocked punt, DeShone Kizer’s first career touchdown tied the game late in the first quarter. The score remained at 7-7 until Pittsburgh’s final drive of the half. In what would be the play that marked the beginning of the end for those on Cleveland, Antonio Brown caught a tipped Ben Roethlisberger pass and turned it into a 50-yard gain. Five plays later, Roethlisberger found Jesse James for a touchdown with less than minute left before halftime. Chris Boswell’s extra point put the Steelers up 14-7, giving those on the Browns a half-point loss.

Rookie Dalvin Cook enters Week 1 as the Vikings’ starting rusher after bursting onto the scene in the preseason.

Despite considerable excitement surrounding Jameis Winston, the Bucs’ third-year starter still was only a Tier 3 QB in voting this year. Will he ascend? That question is paramount in part because the Buccaneers play a league-high 10 games against QBs in the top two tiers. How frequently will Winston give Tampa Bay an edge?

When the center points to someone, that’s who the offensive line is working to. Often, the QB will also point to the same player, or someone else if needed, so everyone is on the same page. This lets the defense know which way the center is sliding in pass protection. The defensive line will call stunts/twists AWAY from where the center is sliding because those two offensive linemen are man-to-man. It’s hard to run a stunt with the center sliding your direction.

Wentz followed that up with a pretty 15-yard pass to Jeffery, his other new receiving threat. It looks like Philly’s offseason acquisitions are fitting right in.

“Definitely a lot of pride,” Rhodes said of the one-on-one matchup. “I have to come down with the tackle. When he was here we had a couple of conversations that I told him I’m not going to back down from him. He told me we’re going to see how that ends. We’re definitely going to see how that ends Monday night.”

Though the future Hall of Famer may have the spotlight now, another running back hopes to make headlines in his debut as Peterson’s successor.

Rookie Dalvin Cook enters Week 1 as the Vikings’ starting rusher after bursting onto the scene in the preseason. The similarities between Cook and Peterson have been debated since the ex-Florida State product was drafted in the second round last April.steelers_122

Awkward! Tony Romo Authentic Jersey makes CBS debut, interviews man he replaced

Tony Romo’s NFL broadcasting career had a slightly awkward start.

CBS had the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback interview Phil Simms, the man he replaced, during Sunday’s pregame.

Mens Eli Rogers Jersey The league isn’t happy with Elliott’s plan to discredit his accuser in his appeal or the NFLPA’s role in it. While the record shows that the woman was dishonest at times, shifting blame to a victim is shameful, in the words of NFL Executive Vice President of Communications Joe Lockhart.

Mens Ryan Miller Jersey On the NFLPA side, it simply said the league is lying and isn’t leaking derogatory information about Elliott’s accuser to the media. This contentious back-and-forth could get even uglier before this whole thing is settled.

Elliott finally spoke to the media after his injunction was granted and his Cowboys beat the New York Giants in the team’s season opener. He said the injunction is a relief.

Just relieved from the fact that I finally get a fair trial, Elliott said, via Pro Football Talk.

Now Elliott, Jones, and everyone else just have to wait until the resolution of the court case to see what happens.

In another, he was rather ordinary, averaging 2.1 yards per carry, his third-worst single-game performance in his career, and 4.0 yards per touch, beneath his 4.4 average of 2015-16 combined, in a game that his Rams led handily and played against a mediocre Indianapolis Colts defense. Gurley snuck into the top 10 running backs in terms of ADP earlier in the week (before Ezekiel Elliott was granted his temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that allows him to play and Hunt had his Thursday outburst), so let’s consider this a good start to his season yet not overreact.

the reloading Patriots have increasingly traded picks for veterans such as Kony Ealy Jersey, Brandin Cooks Jersey and Dwayne Allen.

While the rebuilding Browns have stockpiled draft choices in an effort to go young, the reloading Patriots have increasingly traded picks for veterans such as Kony Ealy, Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen. Ealy has already been released, but in an era in which limited practice opportunities work against player development, there’s a case to be made for adding proven NFL talent. The Browns drafted 14 players in 2016. They’ll be fortunate if more than a couple pan out.

Draft picks are becoming less valuable across the board, an exec said.

Picks are still valuable, of course, but if they are no longer sacred, another potential impediment to trades is diminished.

After Elliott filed his appeal, Goodell had the choice of hearing it himself or appointing a designee. He chose Henderson, who had previously presided over Greg Hardy’s and Adrian Peterson’s appeals. In Hardy’s case, Henderson knocked his suspension down from 10 games to four. Peterson’s suspension was upheld by Henderson.

A source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that there were enormous inconsistencies with the 160-page investigation report from the NFL. Henderson denied a request from Elliott’s representatives to make the accuser available to testify at the appeal, and he also refused to provide a transcript or notes from interviews with the alleged victim. The appeal was extended to three days when the NFL decided to make an additional witness available to testify during the hearing.

After the appeal concluded, Clarence Hill of the Dallas Star-Telegram reported that NFL investigator Kia Roberts had recommended that Elliott not be suspended. Elliott’s attorneys filed a lawsuit with the federal district court in Plano, Texas, to overturn the suspension. The NFLPA also filed for a restraining order to put a stay on Elliott’s suspension until the legal process is complete.
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Patriots cash in third-string QB Jacoby Brissett Authentic Jersey for Colts bust Phillip Dorsett Authentic Jersey

Phillip Dorsett didn’t do much in the first two seasons of his NFL career, but the New England Patriots are still the clear winners of a trade with the Indianapolis Colts that sent the third-year receiver to New England in exchange for backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Said Gase: If they tell us that they changed the game, we’ll just go with it.

Koetter hopes to have more information for his players during Wednesday’s team meeting. The Bucs have Monday afternoon off, as well as Tuesday. He hopes that if changes are made by the league that they are done with the players and their families in mind — and with regard to what happened with Hurricane Harvey.

These guys all have families. They all have people they care about, Koetter said. To think that those guys are just going to hop on a plane if there’s some kind of danger to their families and not be bothered by it, that would be foolish to think that way.

His inability to stay on the field will likely make it difficult for Cleveland to get much for him, because Haden comes with a contract that counts $14.4 million against the salary cap in 2017 and 2018. But the Browns may be able to convince a team to roll the dice and take a shot on his big talent.

Limited Womens Devin Taylor Jersey Erving, 25, could also be difficult to shop. The former first-round pick was beat for the right tackle job in Cleveland by 2016 third-round pick Shon Coleman, who has the benefit of being a draft pick during the Brown and Jackson era.

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Sports Insights’ contrarian betting strategy for Week 1 of the NFL

The 2017 NFL season is set to kickoff on Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs traveling to New England to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots. While Week 1 doesn’t get rolling until the first week of September, the frenetic appetite of NFL fans inspires the mainstream sports media to pump out 24/7 NFL content months in advance. Fantasy football has only amplified this further, as fans are digging for more content, statistics, trends and edges all summer long to win annual bragging rights among their league mates.

The NFL held a conference call Tuesday morning to try to determine whether to play or postpone the game, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but no decision has yet been made.

The storm had strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane as of Tuesday morning.

“I’ve never been through anything like that,” said Gase, a Michigan native in his second season with the Dolphins. “I don’t know what to expect. I just want our guys to think, ‘Hey, we know what we’re doing.'”

Seifert: 10. That game in Denver jumps out to me. Since the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era began in 2001, the Broncos have won seven of 10 games against the Patriots in Denver. The Broncos are in transition under a new coaching staff, but significant history is in place to make this a decent possibility.nets_024

Kyrie Irving has a list of preferred trade destinations, but it doesn’t really matter

Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and he’s included four teams to which he’d prefer to go. Those teams: the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
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You know, Mamba Mentality. Thought I’d switch it up, Ball said last night, via SB Nation Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll. You can wear whatever you want when you play for Big Baller Brand. It’s just nice to get out there and do that.

Antetokounmpo was an All-Star for the first time last season and led his team in every major stat category. He averaged 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks, and 1.6 steals per game on the year.

Borje Salming Game Jersey Sure, as a Bucks fan, these comments could leave a bit of concern about Giannis’ future in Milwaukee. But overall, Bucks fans have nothing to worry about right now.

His loyalty tweet a few weeks ago — quoting a lyric by Kendrick Lamar — was pretty clearly only to quell rumors on his departure. He’d probably be in a better position had he said nothing at all. But still, there’s no real harm done from that tweet.

Antetokounmpo just signed a four-year extension with Milwaukee last season with no options or opt-outs included. Teams can pry all they want, but there’s no chance he’s going anywhere until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.

Because the salary cap was smaller than originally anticipated, teams have been stingier with their cash this offseason. Rose was expecting a big payday from some team, but last year’s spending frenzy isn’t going to come.