Monthly Archives: October 2017

Devils’ Brian Boyle Jersey Could Return to Games This Week After September Cancer Diagnoses

Devils center Brian Boyle could play his first game with New Jersey this week after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in September, coach John Hynes told reporters Monday.
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I normally wouldn’t have a relationship with players on other teams. The big difference now, whatever the head count was at the meeting, that many more players, I now know their viewpoint, and they know us. And that’s good. I think our focus has to be on the players.

Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles: I think it’s great when players get together with owners, whether it’s their own team or a group of owners. The communication’s great, you really learn where everyone is coming from, and you get to understand these are human issues.

This is all good for now, of course, with the league getting its efforts going on the social causes that are important to players. And with three years and change left on the current collective bargaining agreement, it could be even more meaningful down the line.

However, Beane reportedly wrote a letter to Boldin’s agent, Tom Condon, giving Boldin permission to speak to other teams for the sole purpose of discussing a trade for Anquan. The letter also stated that the Bills reserved the right to approve the proposed compensation Antoine Vermette Jersey and the club.

Beane told reporters during a conference call on Friday that he did not personally discuss with Boldin whether or not the reciever is interested in returning to Buffalo.

We really didn’t go there, Beane said. It was more expressed that he might, if there was a suitor, (play) closer to home, which is Florida. That’s the way it was explained to us. If we can find something that’s a win-win there, we’ll do it. But other than that, I don’t expect anything to happen.
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Charles returns to K.C. with Broncos

Jamaal Charles ran through the tunnel onto the field at Arrowhead Stadium 51 times as he built a legacy in Kansas City as the Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher.

Even so, he is unsure what response awaits him Monday night when takes the field as a member of the Denver Broncos.

“I really don’t even know,” Charles said. “I’m just going up in there to play football like I’ve been doing my whole life. I gave my all when I was with the Chiefs.”

NFL rules allow any player, including quarterbacks, to end a play without contact by declaring himself down. Thursday night, Flacco attempted to do so by sliding feet first. In those situations, according to the NFL rulebook, the ball is dead “the instant he touches the ground with anything other than his hands or feet.”

Impact: When healthy, Verrett is a sticky press cornerback who can stay with some of the NFL’s best wide receivers. The problem is Verrett will have missed 39 of a potential 64 games in his first four seasons because of injuries. The Chargers are still likely to pick up Verrett’s $8.5 million option for 2018, because he isn’t expected to be medically cleared by the first day of free agency in March.

Impact: How much the Chiefs sorely miss the NFL’s best safety was evident as replacement Eric Murray struggled during last Thursday night’s loss to Oakland. A usually stingy Chiefs defense ranks 28th in average yards allowed at 396.3 per game.

Impact: It didn’t take Hooker long to start making a splash after finally recovering from the injuries suffered during his 2016 season at Ohio State. Hooker had registered a team-high three interceptions with the Colts along with 22 tackles and four passes defensed. His absence is yet another blow to a 2-5 Colts squad fielding the league’s 31st-ranked defense.

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Marshawn Lynch Jersey hilariously goes full beast mode on HS players

Thanks to his one-game suspension, Marshawn Lynch had to find a different way to stay in football shape this week.
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The Raiders star, who will be permitted to rejoin the Raiders on Oct. 30, decided to visit his old high school.

Lynch, in his Oakland Raiders gear, practiced with Oakland Technical High School Wednesday night and hilariously schooled the teens as they tried to tackle him.

The meeting was going so well that even the unintentionally awkward moments were forgiven. At one point, Buffalo Bills co-owner Terry Pegula, moved by Anquan Boldin’s story about his cousin being shot and killed by a police officer, complimented him on how impressive he was but kept calling him Antwan. Then Pegula suggested that Boldin would be the perfect NFL spokesman on social issues not only because he had walked away from the game to pursue causes but because, the owner said, it couldn’t be a white owner but needs to be someone who’s black.

Some people quickly glanced at one another; others looked down, cringing. But the discussion resumed, and soon the session was running so long — by 90 minutes — that nobody knew how to end it. At one point, Robert Kraft mumbled to the two Jets players seated on either side of him, Can we just shut the f— up and end this? Everyone on that side of the table laughed, and the optics of the Patriots owner laughing with two players from his team’s rival seemed to have accomplished the mission.

Womens Carl Nassib Jersey There are series, even entire games, when his passes seem to whistle through the air, when Cousins can freeze safeties with his eyes and zip passes through chaotic tangles of arms, the ball nestling softly into a receiver’s hands. And whatever his faults, Cousins is the rare player who has improved every season he’s played Curtis Granderson Jersey football, dating back to high school.

Ezekiel Elliott Jersey could begin 6-game suspension after appellate court sides with NFL

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The latest motion in Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL Players Association’s legal battle with the NFL has been decided. A three-judge panel for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans sided with the NFL and granted a stay for the injunction that was delaying Elliott’s six-game suspension.
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With just a few minutes to work with, Cousins led Washington down the field mostly on his own. Over a four-play span, he ran three times for 33 yards to get the team into Chiefs territory.

It took Smith only a few plays to get the Chiefs in field goal range. Rolling to his right with just over 30 seconds remaining, Justin Hunter Youth jersey Smith fired down field and perfectly dropped a pass into the arms of Albert Wilson.
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Kaepernick drew national attention last season when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice. His kneeling led to a movement that has spread through the league while also being vilified — including multiple comments from President Donald Trump.

The league has had one concern from the moment Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality and inequality started: the overall impact on its bottom line. When the president made the NFL a new front in the divisive politics of the culture war, it sent team owners into a panic.

You saw that in the unity displays the Sunday after Trump’s son of a bitch comment. ESPN’s story about the owner committee meetings and then again with players the week after that painted the picture of a league that didn’t know what to do in the wake of Trump’s attack.

Matthew Stafford Jersey will play in Week 6 Lions vs. Saints game

Matthew Stafford injured his ankle last week against the Carolina Panthers, but he will play through the pain against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

What happened?

Of course, anger has always been a part of it. When you’re a competitor like I am, you’re angry when you’re not in there, Peterson said, via ESPN’s Mike Triplett in early October. But you’re happy for the guys that are in there when they’re being successful and able to accomplish good things.

Peterson’s anger showed on that Week 1 Monday night game when he was clearly saying something in the direction of Sean Payton, followed by a death stare.

Things clearly weren’t going to get better there for Peterson, and the Saints are able to get a conditional pick out of it. He wins, and they win.
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The Saints’ injury report is practically blank, with only wide receiver Willie Snead and left tackle Terron Armstead limited after both made their 2017 debuts last week. Snead should be a little more active after shaking off some rust last week, but fantasy owners should continue to proceed with caution because of New Orleans’ depth at the position. The Saints did have to place core special-teams player and backup linebacker Nate Stupar on injured reserve this week — which is no small loss — but they had a solid replacement available in former special teams captain Michael Mauti. — Mike Triplett

Jameis Winston suffered a sprained AC joint in the shoulder of his right throwing arm against the Cardinals last Sunday. He was not throwing the ball at all during Wednesday’s practice and isn’t expected to test the arm until later in the week. The biggest issue with the injury, aside from pain, is velocity. Winston didn’t feel like he had enough of it Sunday, which is why he left the game in the second quarter.
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Osweiler threw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions before he was eventually replaced by Tom Savage.

The Packers entered last Thursday night’s game against Chicago with concerns on defense after allowing 34 points to Atlanta and 24 points to Cincinnati over their previous two games. But Green Bay had no trouble at all dispatching of the Bears, jumping out to an early 21-0 lead and coasting to a 35-14 victory to move to 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS on the season.

Aaron Rodgers has already racked up 1,146 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns through Green Bay’s first four games.

In their last two games as underdogs on the road – against the Atlanta Falcons – the Packers were 0-2 SU and ATS. Before that, Green Bay was 5-5 SU and 8-2 ATS in its previous 10 games as a betting underdog per the OddsShark NFL Database.

If the quarterback is out for an extended period, the Broncos will lean on Osweiler, a former starter for the team who left in free agency during the 2016 offseason. He spent one year with the Houston Texans before he was traded to the Cleveland Browns earlier in 2017 and eventually released before the regular season.

Osweiler led the Broncos to a 5-2 record during the 2015 season that ended with a Super Bowl victory for Denver, although Peyton Manning re-established himself as starter by the time the postseason arrived.

In Houston, Osweiler threw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions before he was eventually replaced by Tom Savage.

The other option at quarterback for the Broncos is Paxton Lynch, a 2016 first-round pick who suffered a shoulder injury in August that has kept him out of action. Lynch is expected to return soon and would likely be ahead of Osweiler on the depth chart when healthy.

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This Todd Gurley Jersey fan cried tears of joy thanks to the best surprise from his parents

Griff is a die-hard Todd Gurley fan who never thought he’d get to see his favorite player on the field in person, then he got the best surprise ever.

Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans: Another week, another fantasy masterpiece by the rookie. Watson’s 23.30 fantasy points on Sunday gave him 130.40 through his first five career NFL starts, setting a new record for a quarterback, surpassing Cam Newton’s 128.40 (2011 Weeks 1-6). It also gave Watson 136.08 fantasy points through his first six career games, which earns him a place among the greatest starts to a career of any player at any position all-time, illustrated in the chart below.
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Watson’s ownership percentage has soared in 38 days, going from 5.92 at the time of the NFL Kickoff on Sept. 7 to 94.3 percent as of the Texans’ kickoff on Sunday, and his start percentage went from 1.20 percent in his first career start in Week 2 to 1.66 percent in Week 3 to 11.6 in Week 4 to 58.9 percent on Sunday. He now gets his bye week, followed by the most challenging matchup of his career to date in Week 8 at the Seattle Seahawks.

Smart of Cleveland fans to rock Cavs and Indians gear, though. You wanna display your love for the home squad, but you also want plausible deniability after the game.

The Jets kick a 57-yard field goal as the half expires. They lead 3-0, and the Browns have still never led this season.

Wes Hopkins Authentic Jersey At halftime, the Matt Cassel and Jay Cutler stat lines are … not good. CBS made a nearly perfect graphic for them, and I have tweaked it only slightly to highlight the inherent emotion of a combined 75 yards passing at 2.7 yards per attempt.

Sammy Watkins, WR, Rams: His first season with the Rams has been a quiet one, especially lately. Watkins scored just 2.1 PPR fantasy points on four targets on Sunday, marking the third consecutive week that he was held beneath three. Of greater concern is the fact that he has a mere 9.8 percent target share (10 of 102) in those three games, which trails both Cooper Kupp’s (22.5 percent) and Robert Woods’ (17.6).

Gordon Hayward Jersey hit the floor Tuesday night, and suddenly everything that was supposed to matter didn’t.

Six minutes into the season opener and there was Hayward, swiveling his body toward the Cavaliers’ bench, his ankle fractured, his foot twisted nearly 120 degrees, hanging limply off his leg. Referee Monty McCutchen immediately signaled a timeout as Cavs players seated on the bench recoiled, leaped to their feet and raced off the floor.

Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension drama looms, and with their defense struggling so much, his absence would put even more pressure on Dak Prescott. The ‘Boys need to get going after the bye or they can soon say goodbye to any big NFC hopes.

Joe Flacco is getting nothing done in the passing game, and when opponents shut down the Ravens’ running game early, there’s not much of a chance for them to be competitive. John Harbaugh’s team is in danger of a free-fall.

This is a trap game for the Panthers, but they already know that. They also have been more unfazed on the road with Cam Newton than reliable at home. Former Bear Julius Peppers and the rest of Carolina’s defense will be licking their chops to go after rookie Mitchell Trubisky. On the other side, Chicago can’t slow down rookie Christian McCaffrey.

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Titans’ Marcus Mariota Jersey to play Monday vs. Colts

Authentic Womens Nick Boyle Jersey Marcus Mariota is back.

The Titans quarterback is expected to be under center Monday night when Tennessee hosts the Colts after sitting out with a hamstring injury last week, Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky reported Sunday.

Mariota has been listed as questionable with a hamstring strain suffered in the team’s Week 4 loss to the Texans. He had been considered day-to-day with the injury since getting hurt, so the Titans signed free-agent quarterback Brandon Weeden earlier this month as insurance while backup Matt Cassel took over the offense.

Immediately after the play happened, NFL fans reacted with disgust. Because not only did Mitchell make this play on Smith, but he also made a helmet-to-helmet hit on Chiefs running back Charcandrick West, which resulted in a concusssion. He was not flagged for that hit, though.
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Mike Mitchell with an absolute cheap shot on Alex Smith. Dove at his knees 2 seconds after the play was over.

Considering Mitchell was penalized on the play, there’s a good chance the NFL will look at it later in the week and fine him. According to the league website, fines for a late hit can range between $9,115 and $18,231.

Mariota threw an interception, which was returned by John Simon for a touchdown early in the third quarter. Mariota played much better after the pick; je threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor in the fourth quarter that gave the Titans to a late lead. He completed 23 of 32 attempts on the night.

Becky Hammon handles head-coaching duties in Spurs’ preseason win

Channeling a bit of Gregg Popovich’s pretend surliness, assistant coach Becky Hammon shifted side to side Sunday in grey high heels, ready to slip away after the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 122-100.

“You’d never see me out here talking to you guys,” Hammon joked.

But this time, she had no choice, as Hammon took over for Popovich as coach of the Spurs against the Nuggets and handled the coaching duties in the postgame news conference.

“Let me add to that I said the other day [to USA Today] that there’s no magic in an 82-game season,” Silver said. “It’s not a change you’re going to see in the short term, but I think when we step back and look holistically at our schedule and how playoffs are seeded we should look at the entire format. Counter-balancing seeding playoff teams 1-16 is also the desire to create more rest for our players and when possible reduce the amount of travel.

“In adding the extra week to the regular season this year, we will be able to eliminate completely four games in five nights. I think it’s the first time in the history of the league we were able to do that. Plus we have back to backs at an all-time low. If we took the existing format, the existing schedule and then we seeded playoffs 1-16, we’d be adding additional travel; you would have teams criss-crossing the country in the first round.”

Warriors guard Stephen Curry echoed the feelings of many players earlier in the week when he said he’d enjoy playing in a postseason that included the 16 best teams in the league, regardless of their conference.ravens_131