Feeling more wanted (not to mention wealthier) by the Jaguars, Campbell left Arizona for Jacksonville. And now he faces his former teammates.

On YES, Paul O’Neill testified he never before had seen anything quite like that. Given the way the sports winds continue to gust, it is unlikely he ever will again.

Before WFAN, Craig Carton co-hosted a go-low afternoon show on NJ 101.5 FM, a talkers-and-callers station that never had featured such content.

Until this week few of us knew that the Super Bowl is under NFL mandate to avoid any scent of politics. This came to light when the NFL rejected a $30,000 print ad — not enough? — in this game’s program, an ad asking spectators to “Please stand” during the national anthem.

GM Trent Baalke was fired at the end of the 2016 season after he let this roster deteriorate from a Super Bowl team to bottom-of-the-barrel. The 49ers had more picks (51) than any team in the NFL over the five years, which shows having a lot of picks does not matter if you pick poorly.

Tom Coughlin has been brought in to try to clean up the mess in Jacksonville. He will see years of bad drafting have left holes on the roster, but they have drafted some talented players the past three years. They now need those players, starting with quarterback Blake Bortles, to take the next step in their development.

Cleveland’s failures in the draft have cost several regimes there. They missed on quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Brandon Weeden, took Richardson with the No. 3-overall pick in 2012 and selected Barkevious Mingo with the No. 6 pick in 2013. The Browns have had 48 picks, second only to the 49ers, over this span.

Kaepernick, an outspoken quarterback on social media, has been an easy target for criticism for a while. He created a firestorm when he refused to stand up for the national anthem during a preseason game as a protest against police brutality, which caused an almost unprecedented reaction on social media and from former and current players in its aftermath. For his part, Kaepernick has not backed down in the face of that criticism.

“I’m looking forward to the game,” he said. “It’s going to be fun being in that stadium, that environment, again, but at the end of the day, I’m just trying to make it another game.”

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None of those matters matter as the game grows more insufferable for intelligent, TV-watching fans and ticket-buying customers to endure, let alone enjoy.

No one relies on the draft more to build their roster than the Packers. GM Ted Thompson is not a fan of spending in free agency, so he relies on his picks. He has landed some good ones in recent years, but has not hit home runs. Eddie Lacy looked like he could be one early, but then fell off. It is tough because they usually draft late in the first round. Their average first-pick position is 26.4.

Ozzie Newsome has the reputation as one of the best drafters in the NFL, but his recent work has not been overly impressive. Osemele and C.J. Mosley were strong picks, but misses on Courtney Upshaw, Elam and Arthur Brown with premium picks have hurt his team.

With starter Teddy Bridgewater finally cleared to play last week, a year and a half after suffering a devastating knee injury, speculation heated up about Bridgewater regaining his starting role.

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Judge Amos L. Mazzant set the hearing for the NFLPA’s emergency restraining order petition for Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET in Sherman, Texas.

There were no formal charges filed with any of the incidents involving Elliott, the NFL’s leading rusher as a rookie in 2016, but the league said it believed Thompson.

The NFLPA lawsuit said Roberts testified during the appeal that she would not have recommended suspending Elliott after her work on the investigation. Roberts testified that she interviewed Thompson at length twice, and had four follow-up conversations, but didn’t think the evidence was sufficient.

That gap has steadily narrowed, with pundits concluding that the natural disasters played a major role in this season’s slow start.

The shortfall might have continued to narrow in Week 8 were it not for Sunday night’s 5 ? hour game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros.

Up against that epic baseball slugfest, the Sunday Night Football match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions, which NBC aired at 8:30 p.m. EST, drew 13.9 million viewers 鈥?23 percent fewer than the comparable game a year ago.

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Blake Bortles continued to provide on-field evidence he is not the answer. Chad Henne was given a chance to start the third preseason game, but the Jaguars went back to Bortles. Does anyone really think that going to Henne would fix things? There is some decent talent on offense, and plenty of promising young players have been brought in on defense. But until the Jaguars get things repaired at QB, it won’t matter.

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In a speech in Alabama on Friday night, Trump blasted players like former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem.

Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now,’ Trump said, adding, ‘He is fired.’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called Trump’s comments divisive and demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the Mark Bavaro Jersey NFL, our great game and all of our players.

On a third-and-goal from the New England 4, Tyrod Taylor lofted a pass into the back right corner of the end zone. Kelvin Benjamin grabbed the ball one-handed, and as he was pulling it back into his body appeared to get one foot inbounds and drag the second foot, enough so to draw a line on the turf. The two officials nearest the play consulted and declared the play a touchdown.

After a lengthy review, referee Craig Wrolstad announced the reversal, and the Bills kicked a field goal to send the game into the half tied at 13. Last week, of course, the Patriots had a late Steelers touchdown called back when Jesse James failed to survive the ground. That call was correct by the letter of the rule but left many non-Patriots fans launching conspiracy theories.

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Somebody in Boston got the refs on the payroll, said Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes, as he entered the locker room, per ESPN. Y’all paying them big money out here. Still ain’t going to win, though.

Either way, this is an immense controversy that has gone far beyond sports and has dominated the national conversation this week.

The NFL must decide where to go from here. Before Thursday night’s game in Green Bay, Packers players linked arms for the anthem. Chicago Bears players did the same on their sideline. The Packers had invited fans at Lambeau Field to link their arms, although there were reports that most in the stands did not do so.

Owners were in New York this week for previously scheduled committee meetings and discussed the issue. On Tuesday night, Goodell met with a group of owners and players on the matter.

Steve Wilks, Arizona Cardinals: The Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator is expected to be named the team’s new head coach, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report. Wilks finished his first season running the Panthers’ defense after five years as the team’s secondary coach. Wilks also interviewed for the head coaching jobs with the Tennessee Titans and New York Giants. As for the Panthers, Carolina defensive line coach Eric Washington is expected to be promoted to defensive coordinator, a source informed of the situation told Rapoport. Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb will follow Wilks to Arizona, according to Garafolo.

Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins: Rapoport reported Gruden isn’t in danger of losing his job. A source informed of the situation told Rapoport that the Redskins aren’t planning to make major changes this offseason after seeing how Gruden and his staff battled through the rash of injuries which damaged the team’s playoff hopes.

Matt Ryan’s non-MVP-like season continued with his three-interception performance Thursday night against the Saints. But the Falcons still found a way to win a game they had to have. They’re hanging around the NFC South race and they close the regular season with games against the Saints and then the Panthers.

The late-game mistakes by QB Drew Brees and Coach Sean Payton on Thursday night in Atlanta were as surprising as they were damaging. Payton needed to worry a lot less about the performance of the officials and a lot more about controlling his own emotions.

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Papa John’s spokesman Peter Collins told the Courier-Journal that the company was caught off-guard by the endorsement and condemned racism in all forms.

Schnatter founded Papa John’s in 1984, when he began selling pizza out of the crowded broom closet of his father’s Indiana tavern, according to the company’s website. It has since grown to be the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company with more than 5,000 locations, according to the company’s Pat Sims Jersey statement. About 3,400 of those locations are in North America, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Sunday’s loss in Tampa was stunning, although the Saints still ended up with the NFC South title thanks to Carolina’s defeat. The temptation for Coach Sean Payton undoubtedly will be to turn the offense over to Brees as they attempt to get back to a Super Bowl together. But the Saints were greatly improved this season because they could run the ball and play defense, and they must maintain that formula even with the stakes raised.

On Monday morning, Belichick was asked about a possible suspension and gave a typically Belichickian answer: Things that are out of our control are out of our control.

Brady echoed that: It’s an emotional game. These are spur-of-the-moment things. They just happen. We deal with the penalties. They got some penalties on the play, too, and you’d always love to keep your cool all the time, but when you’re in a sport when you are trying to run, block and hit, tackle, and be physical and aggressive, that is why people tune in. I think if it was a pillow fight I don’t think people would tune in to watch.

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It is reminiscent of Belichick losing offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel following the 2004 season, after the Patriots’ third Super Bowl triumph in a span of four years. It took the Patriots another 10 years to win another Super Bowl, although they reached two in the interim.

It impacted us at the time, one former member of the organization said. But we had also trained some folks to be replacements that were good.

Following the departures of Weis to Notre Dame and Crennel to the Cleveland Browns, both as head coaches, the Patriots elevated Eric Mangini from secondary coach to defensive coordinator. Belichick did not name an offensive coordinator for the 2005 season. But he had McDaniels on his offensive staff as his quarterbacks coach, and he promoted McDaniels to offensive coordinator for the 2006 season.

Henderson is under pressure to issue a ruling on the suspension by Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Star-Telegram noted that if the arbitrator does not make a decision by Tuesday, Elliott could be eligible to take the field for the Cowboys’ Week 1 game against the Giants.

Tom Brady’s Deflategate case, in which he ultimately was made to serve a four-game suspension, established in federal courts that the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement gives the league broad powers to issue player punishments. However, as with Brady, Elliott might be able to play an entire season before his case is resolved, if he and the NFLPA can get the injunction and begin working their way through the court system.

Sports-law analyst Daniel Wallach predicted that the Dirk Nowitzki Jersey NFLPA would file the complaint before Henderson made his ruling in order to secure favorable home-court advantage, if you will. It seems the union has learned from past experience: Immediately after Goodell upheld Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension in July 2015, the league filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York asking that a judge confirm its decision.

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We needed this win, Murray said. It was a division game and we had lost a few in a row. To come out here at home and get this W, it’s going to get us back started again.

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Nurkic played two-plus seasons with the Nuggets to begin his career, and was playing his first game in Denver since getting dealt to Portland last season. He received a smattering of boos when he was introduced as a starter and a few during the game.

With Minnesota leading 121-118, Karl-Anthony Towns’ bad pass out of bounds gave the Clippers the ball. But they lost it in a wild scramble on the floor before Griffin regained it only to get called for a double dribble.

Griffin turned it over again on an out-of-bounds pass before Rivers was tossed out after assistant Sam Cassell drew a technical on the Clippers’ bench. Woodson got a technical and then was booted.

Authentic Kids Dexter McCoil Jersey It was an emotional night for the Bucks following the surprise firing of Kidd. His three-plus season tenure included two playoff appearances but stretches of inconsistency on both ends of the floor. Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd as a young core of Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Brogdon turned into top-flight players.

He’s been a great teacher for me. Mostly, I was a spot-up shooter. He allowed me to post up and expanded my game to pick-and-rolls and driving, Middleton said.

The Suns fell to 17-30, making them an ideal opponent for the Bucks to beat in their first game under Joe Prunty, the former assistant who will replace Kidd the rest of the season.

Prunty was fiery at times on the sideline and jawed with an official, a contrast from Kidd’s typically mild-mannered demeanor.

If there’s not an ejection in that situation, then I don’t know when there’s supposed to be an ejection, Saints Coach Sean Payton said of Evans after the game. Lattimore had a slightly different take on his antagonist, saying, I wanted to go at him after that, so I was glad he wasn’t ejected.

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The Pacers became the first Eastern Conference team in three years to sweep a season series from the Spurs.

With Manu Ginobili, Rudy Gay and Kawhi Leonard out with injuries, San Antonio made a last-minute lineup change, bringing Tony Parker off the bench for the 14th time in 1,165 career games.

Asked if Dejounte Murray would continue to start at point guard, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, “We’ll see.”

Murray had eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

After leading 41-21 with 14 1/2 minutes left, Tennessee barely survived.

Tennessee was clinging to a 60-58 advantage after Vanderbilt’s Jeff Roberson made one of two free-throw attempts with 1:19 remaining. Tennessee’s Lamonte’ Turner answered by sinking a 3-pointer with 1:03 left.

LaChance missed a 3-point attempt on Vanderbilt’s next possession to set up a layup by Bowden that extended Tennessee’s lead to 65-58 with 33 seconds remaining. The Vols’ advantage wouldn’t drop below five the rest of the way.

“They got back in the game, but at the end we found a way,” Barnes said. “Lamonte’ Turner’s shot was a big one.”

He made sure to break out in a big way on Tuesday night.

“We lost, so we’re all very disappointed,” LaChance said. “The way we played the first half was nowhere near how hard and how well we need to play.”

Roberson added 21 points for Vanderbilt. Grant Williams had 18 points for Tennessee.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores showed plenty of fight to get back into the game, but the first half also showed how hard it is for Vanderbilt to find offense when its 3-point shots aren’t falling. Promising freshman guard Saben Lee went scoreless in 20 minutes and wasn’t on the floor during the Commodores’ comeback.

Tennessee: Derrick Walker continues to show he could add some depth to Tennessee’s frontcourt the rest of the season. The freshman scored 10 points Saturday in a victory at South Carolina to double his previous career high. He followed that up Tuesday by collecting five points and six rebounds in just 17 minutes.patriots_017_9fbed4131c79410c-180x180

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The Jags countered again with an Eagle (under) front, but this time Jones, Campbell, and Jack were on the right side of the line in the same alignments. McCoy followed DiMarco toward Mills initially, but the blocking scheme called for Dawkins and Henderson try to scoop block Campbell with Dawkins cutting Campbell off and Henderson going up to safety Barry Church. That would have, in theory, created a nice cutback lane for Shady that might’ve even gotten him a free run all the way up to the deep safety.

Hell of an idea … but for that part about trying to cut Campbell off.

With this hire, the Titans prioritized culture, leadership and maximizing the talent on the field. Robinson said it was paramount that he and the new head coach be aligned in everything involving the Titans organization. They clearly believe they are.

The NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement calls for tiered postseason bonuses and even though he was traded, Garoppolo is set to reap the rewards the Patriots will unlock.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted on Twitter Sunday evening, after the Patriots clinched their berth to Super Bowl LII, that Garoppolo is in line for $79,000 already.

One caveat: the Patriots would need to vote — or have already voted — to give Garoppolo a postseason share for the wild-card round and divisional round. Technically he does not qualify under the CBA qualifications for those rounds:

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