NFL set to finalize Roger Goodell contract extension, report says

Roger Goodell is nearing a contract extension to remain NFL commissioner after his current contract ends in 2019, according to ESPN.com.

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Another scout hinted that Rudolph may have to wait a while to hear his name called during next year’s NFL Draft.

Not as good as the media wants everyone to believe; he’s a Day 3 guy, an area scout told SI. His accuracy isn’t as good as the numbers show — his receivers make a lot of tough catches for him. Arm strength is adequate, not tops. What’s the difference between him and Bryce Petty?

While it is far too early to start predicting draft order — the end of the college season is even too early — it appears Rudolph will have his work cut out for him at the NFL Scouting Combine next year to earn a high draft pick.

Coach Adam Gase seems really pissed off.

Wouldn’t you know it, Kansas City’s offense ended up driving right down the field and scoring a touchdown on the ensuing drive. It was the Chiefs who ended up pulling away until right at the very end.
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He still gives me the gas face at times with his inconsistent effort, but if he keeps improving at this rate, there is no telling how good he will be by this season’s end.
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Sunday was the first time in his last 13 games that Jones started the game on the bench, and it might well be his last after the production he put up. His three sacks were one more than he notched all of last year. That, combined with his timely interception, made Chris Jones an easy choice for Hoss Of The Week for Week 2 of the NFL season.

First, what’s really going on with LT? Only the Steelers’ 2007 first-rounder really knows for sure. What we do know is that the Dolphins did a bed check on Saturday night at their Los Angeles hotel and Timmons wasn’t nestled in for a good night’s sleep. After failing to make contact with the linebacker and calling family and friends, the Miami organization filed a missing persons report with several LA police departments. That apparently worked, because badges with the LAPD found Timmons at LAX with a plane ticket to Pennsylvania.

Timmons has a child there, and TMZ Sports reported that a Dolphins’ team rep got on the flight and accompanied Timmons. TMZ Sports failed to report the nature of the in-flight meal, or if one was even offered. Meanwhile, the Dolphins, already desperately thin at linebacker, played without Timmons, who had his 101 consecutive-game streak snapped in the Fins’ squeaker over the Chargers.

So, what do the Dolphins do now? Believe me, the look I got from my wife when I got goofed out on Not Your Father’s Root Beer thus missing my daughter’s Pre-K graduation pales in comparison to the expression on Gase’s mug when discussing it with reporters.

The Raiders have Marshawn Lynch and a goal line pass audible called ‘Seattle’

One play that’s always going to be associated with Marshawn Lynch is the Seahawks’ interception thrown in Super Bowl XLIX while situated on the 1-yard line.

While playing the Jets, the Raiders were on the goal line. Over the CBS broadcast, Derek Carr can be heard calling an audible called “Seattle” — a pass play. It’s a normal check that many teams use, but considering the situation, it’s pretty funny.

Newton later exited the tent and was warming up on the sideline for Carolina before returning.

Losing the 2015 NFL MVP at all would be a huge loss to an offense that is already struggling to score with Newton at quarterback. Anderson was forced into a starting role for the team in 2016 for two games, but finished with two touchdowns and five interceptions in a pair of losses.

Newton missed most of preseason and almost the entire offseason after undergoing shoulder surgery. It appears as though he’ll be back without a hitch, though.

Lions 17, Giants 10: Brandon Marshall appeared to have cornerback D.J. Hayden beat near the sideline for a deep pass, but he simply dropped it. The wideout could be seen reacting in frustration after the play, which cost New York a first down. After an underwhelming season opener for Marshall, he’s continued struggling in Week 2.

Lions 17, Giants 10: Eli Manning finally got some time to make plays in the pocket, and did just that with a 38-yard deep pass to tight end Jerell Adams and a 17-yard pass that put the offense at the 1-yard line. However, things stalled from there as a pair of penalties forced the team to settle for a 25-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas.
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Donald Thomas Kids Jersey Hey, I know it looks bad. But I covered the 2013 Giants, who started 0-2 and then went and got shut out in Carolina in Week 3 en route to an 0-6 start. This is not that team. This is not that sad, weak, hollowed-out roster. There’s too much talent on this team for it to play this poorly for four months. No one wants to be 0-2, but if the Giants had started 8-2 and played two games exactly like this in late November, it wouldn’t look as bad as it does right now. No team wants to be 0-2, I get it. But as I pointed out earlier, no one’s running away with the NFC East, and there’s time to fix this.

After a fairly mediocre Monday night game, both Eli Manning (No. 17, down 14 spots) and Matthew Stafford (No. 19, down 10) have seem their jersey sales slump. While the dropoff of the Denver duo of Demaryius Thomas and Emanuel Sanders from Nos. 2 and 3 overall last week to their current Nos. 24 and 32 can easily be seen as an artifact of the Broncos going on the road following a MNF opener, Russell Wilson’s 16-spot slide to No. 26 overall can’t be dismissed as easily. Wilson was at home, and his Seahawks won — but only 12-9 and 198 passing yards and 1 TD while getting sacked three times shows his market value is indeed way down.

Is there anything predictive about these jersey sales in terms of figuring out which players you should drop and which ones you should try to snag in a deal? Not in terms of future performance, no. However, as a way to see which players might be currently surging in popularity or, conversely, falling out of favor by football fans at large, you may well be able to use this information as a supplementary tool to identify sell-high and buy-low candidates.

After all, but you may be able to get inside their head by seeing what they choose to wear below it.

Cowboys vs. Giants: Score, results, highlights from Sunday night game in Dallas

In the weeks leading up to Sunday night’s Cowboys-Giants game in Dallas, both teams at different points wondered whether they would have their respective star offensive players available. As it turns out, Dallas had Ezekiel Elliott, but New York did not have Odell Beckham Jr.

That had at least a little to do with why the Giants’ offense looked so bad during Sunday night’s 19-3 loss to the Cowboys.

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He’s playing a lot of positions. He’s very similar to me, as a guy we’re asking to play a lot of positions. The future’s bright for him. He’s far ahead of where I was my rookie year. He just understands a lot more He just understands football. He’ll be a good player. I see him being better [than I was my rookie year]. He’s going to do well. He’s going to be a very good player.
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They’ve done it by asserting their individuality into existence. And if you’re of the opinion that the NFL would be a better product if players were more than superhumans who have been forced into the same uniforms like sleeves of Kraft Singles, then this is really encouraging. If the NBA is a life preserver for the sinking American sports landscape, NFL players are flailing to latch on.

Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension upheld, still expected to play Week 1

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Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension was upheld Tuesday.

Arbitrator Harold Henderson announced his decision Tuesday, but the Cowboys running back could see the field beyond Week 1 against the Giants pending additional legal action.

Trubisky eventually threw a handful of passes (he finished 2 of 5 for 10 yards), before giving way to Connor Shaw. That should have been the end of the discussion, except Shaw got banged up and Trubisky had to return to finish the game. On the next-to-last play he got knocked down on a screen pass. After Fox called a timeout with 11 seconds to play, Trubisky dropped back to pass on the next play and took a sack.

Trubisky sacked on the final play of a 25-0 preseason loss because of course he was. This is the worst sporting event I’ve ever attended.

Anytime you go out there it’s a risk, truth be told,” Fox told reporters. Football is a rough game, no doubt. You never want to see people get hurt, but it is part of the game. And so, I don’t know that we exposed Mitch a whole lot, but I can also say anytime you drop between those lines you’re exposed.

On his initial reaction to becoming a free agent and the process with the Steelers: Once I got released and I was a free agent, it was cool because I got to pick my own destiny. I got to figure out where I wanted to go. They definitely had to have the same amount of interest in me, but when my agent was talking to them about how they were super excited, super pumped, couldn’t believe I was available and wanted to get me in here, it was cool.

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Allen Robinson injury update: Fear is Jaguars WR tore ACL

In a potentially big blow for the Jaguars and fantasy football owners, wide receiver Allen Robinson went to the locker room with a knee injury early in Jacksonville’s Week 1 game against the Texans.

Kearse has barely unpacked his bags after a recent trade to the Jets from Seattle, but he did lead the team with nine targets and seven catches in Week 1, playing 95 percent of the snaps. Although Jeremy Kerley’s eventual re-debut for the Jets will eat into Kearse’s target share, he’s a deeper league pickup who could find his way into flex consideration in PPR leagues.

The Bills are going to run, run and run the ball some more this season. Tolbert toted the ball 12 times in Week 1 and scored a touchdown. It’s going to be hard to trust him as a play in a given week given that he’s touchdown-vulture dependent, but if something were to happen to LeSean McCoy, he’s a focal point for a ground-and-pound attack. If you have McCoy, you should grab Tolbert.

This Seattle backfield will likely befuddle us for a few more weeks, particularly with Thomas Rawls on the radar to return in Week 2. But after leading all Seahawks backs in snaps and playing effectively when given the chance to handle the football, Carson emerged as a bright spot for an otherwise quiet offense in Week 1. He’s a player who can be added for now as a bench player, but it would not be a surprise if his role blossoms in future weeks. Eddie Lacy played just seven snaps in Week 1.steelers_105

Cowboys likely to start Jaylon Smith at middle linebacker vs. Giants, report says

When the Cowboys’ projected starting middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens went down in the preseason with a right knee injury, all eyes turned to Jaylon Smith, a Authentic Lance McCullers Jersey second-year pro out of Notre Dame.

Smith, a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, missed all of last season due to nerve damage suffered in his knee during his final season with the Fighting Irish. But, according to ESPN.com, Smith will get an opportunity to start Sunday night against the Giants.

Once considered a top-5 pick, Smith slid down the draft because some feared he might never play again. However, his nerve reactivated and he has impressed during training camp and the preseason.

Janikowski would be eligible to return to action no earlier than Week 8, if he is healthy. The 39-year-old kicker missed the team’s last two preseason games with a disc problem in his back.

The move to IR comes just days after Janikowski Authentic Robert Golden Jersey and the Raiders ended a contract stalemate and agreed to a new deal, according to multiple reports.

To take Janikowski’s place, the Raiders promoted kicker Giorgio Tavecchio to the active roster, after working out several kickers earlier in the week. He is expected to start the season opener Sunday. Although the former Cal player has never played in a regular-season game, he has spent time in the Raiders’ camp the past four preseasons.

Janikowski, who has played his entire 17-season career in Oakland, is 10th on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,799 points.

Arizona allowed the second-fewest yards and topped the league with 48 sacks last season.

(Texans President) Jamey Rootes spoke with (Houston) Mayor (Sylvester) Turner and (Harris County) Judge (Ed) Emmett — obviously, Bob McNair involved with that — and everyone agrees that our game will not take resources away from other parts of the city and that this game will be an opportunity to continue to bring us all together as Houstonians and as Texans, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said.
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Winning their opener would help advance the Texans’ goal of mending their community, but like the Jaguars, Houston opens the season with a curious situation at its most crucial position.

Stafford was benched after throwing three interceptions in a 42-17 home loss to the Cardinals two seasons ago, the last time the teams met.
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Arizona allowed the second-fewest yards and topped the league with 48 sacks last season.

They’re unique in their scheme, Stafford said. The guys in the secondary, they’re ballhawks out there. No. 21 (cornerback Patrick Peterson) and 32 (free safety Tyrann Mathieu) have done it for years and some of the other guys that are new to the team or their role are playing really well, too.

And then they have guys who can really rush the passer up front. So they do a really nice job. Traditionally, they’ve been a very good defense and I don’t expect to see anything different.

This was such an awesome experience to be in front of so many people and let them all be part of this

While the fourth-year USHL club adopted its new moniker on Aug. 24, the organization’s visual identity had remained under wraps. The parade offered an opportunity to showcase the new designs.

“This was such an awesome experience to be in front of so many people and let them all be part of this,” said first-year head coach Mike Watt. “This community has become very special to me since I moved here two years ago with my wife Niki and our two kids. It’s our home and this team’s home, and I don’t think there was a better way to show that we’re committed to being here than this.”

“No matter,” he added. “I just made a call to Drake. Better to use a legitimate university anyway,” before adding a “Go Blue Devils!” for some reason.

It’s so nice to see a hockey team embrace the Mighty Ducks, as the Anaheim Ducks likely won’t return to their roots anytime soon. The past is in the past for the Ducks, and their orange-splashed jerseys and branding are likely here to stay.

Being an NFL fan can be expensive. Never mind the steep ticket prices and $13 stadium beers. Even that jersey of your favorite player that has you feeling like the lord of Buffalo Wild Wings each Sunday costs serious coin. Furthermore, it might be obsolete in a month when that player gets hurt or traded.

The subscription runs $20 per month for adults and $17 for kids, and seems to target casual fans and kiddos who might quickly outgrow expensive jerseys. In an interview with ESPN, Watkins also makes his pitch to fantasy football nerds who might want to “rep their squad” one week admin
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