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.
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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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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.
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.
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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.
(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.
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
and a player on their fantasy team the next. NFL jerseys often run well north of $100, making a closet full of jerseys a spendy proposition.
That type of information was very useful during the draft, but how can fantasy owners use it to help determine which players they should start or sit on a weekly basis?
To assist in this effort, I applied a similar methodology to measure the strength of the defensive front sevens of every team and gave each defense an A to F grade in pass rushing, rush defense and consistency/stability, all of which resulted in an overall front seven grade.
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The 21 full-time officials are allowed to retain outside jobs but must commit to making the NFL their top professional priority. They also must agree to report to the league’s New York office within 48 hours of a request if necessary.
NFLRA executive director Scott Green said this summer that he did not expect much to change in the day-to-day schedules of full-time officials during the season. The projected benefit would come in the offseason, through extended training and other working groups designed to improve and enhance the officiating process.
The sides agreed to circle back prior to the 2018 season. At that point, they will determine if the program was effective, whether it should be changed or if all officials should return to independent contractor status.
The first of multiple lockouts over the course of the next two decades, this was the first work stoppage under then-new NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
Shortening the 1994-95 season to 48 games, the lockout centred around salary cap issues that ultimately never got resolved. It would be the first of three work stoppages under Bettman, including the 2004-05 lockout that caused the cancellation of the entire season.
Coach Martz is a guy that I have always had a huge amount of respect for with what he’s accomplished, especially with just being an offensive coach, McVay said Tuesday. You look at the production of offenses that he’s been a part of, so as a fan of coaching 鈥?I don’t know Coach Martz, I met him real quick at the Combine a handful of years ago. Like I said, I have a lot of respect for what he’s accomplished and I can’t say anything but good things about what he’s done and what kind of coach he is.
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Julian Edelman reportedly suffered a torn ACL when he went down after a pass reception in the Patriots’ game against the Lions Friday night.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported after the game that sources indicate they believe it is a torn ACL, but Edelman will undergo an MRI Saturday to confirm.
Dr. Mark Adickes, an orthopedic surgeon and analyst for ESPN, tweeted after looking at Edelman’s injury that, “I would be shocked if he does not have an ACL tear. That would be a season ending injury.”
Edelman led the Patriots in receptions (98) and yards (1,161) in 2017 and has led the Patriots in receptions two of the last three years. Edelman had three catches for 52 yards in Friday’s game before leaving with the injury.
Supporters of quarterback Colin Kaepernick came out to picket in front of NFL headquarters Wednesday afternoon to show they stood behind him.
Hundreds of people wearing 49ers jerseys with Kaepernick’s name on the back stood by the NFL headquarters in New York City. Many of the protesters called for a boycott of the league.
“I don’t care how long you’ve been watching football, if they don’t stand up for your children, turn the damn TV off,” Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory said to the crowd of supporters.
Kaepernick remains a free agent since opting out of his 49ers contract in March. Many believe, because he kneeled for the national anthem last season to protest racial injustices and police brutality, NFL owners are blackballing him from joining their teams.
The American Century Championship is a perfect summer sports weekend, bringing a handful of athletes, celebrities, and fans to Lake Tahoe for golf and a bunch of shenanigans. You may recall a highlight from last year when Alfonso Ribeiro, Justin Timberlake, and Stephen Curry got together to do the Carlton Dance from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
This year, Curry and Aaron Rodgers treated fans to a fantasy scenario where Curry leaves basketball to be a wideout with the Packers. Here’s how Curry fared in catching a pass from Rodgers — he slipped, but he caught it!
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Irving has reportedly given the Cavs a list of four preferred destinations: San Antonio, Miami, New York and Minnesota. Apparently, there was another team Irving wanted to go to before the NBA draft. That’s the Chicago Bulls.
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Another league source said that Irving made his initial trade request before last month’s Draft, in hopes of being traded to Chicago and playing with All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler. Just before Griffin and the team decided to part ways, Griffin had been working on a three-team deal that would have brought Butler to the Cavs.
Butler was traded to the Timberwolves on draft day for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick. The Bulls used that selection on Arizona big man Lauri Markkanen.