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The timing of the hearing means Elliott will play for at least the next two weeks.
According to The Dallas Morning News, both sides will have 20 minutes of argument time at the Oct. 2 hearing.
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Originally suspended for six games by the NFL, Elliott has not yet missed any time this season after being granted a temporary restraining order on the NFL earlier this month.
After running for 104 yards in a Week 1 win over the Giants, Elliott was held to just eight yards on nine carries last week in a loss to the Broncos. He now has a tough matchup Monday night at Arizona.
Drew Brees, Saints quarterback: “Do I think that there’s inequality in this country? Yes I do. Do I think that there’s racism? Yes I do. I think that there’s inequality for women, for women in the workplace. I think that there’s inequality for people of color, for minorities, for immigrants. But as it pertains to the national anthem, I will always feel that if you are an American that the national anthem is the opportunity for us all to stand up together, to be unified and to show respect for our country.” Brees stood for the anthem.
Chris Long, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end: “It kind of gets conflated because there’s things that guys are protesting about but when the president calls us out, we’re all of the sudden kind of protesting the right to protest, which you wouldn’t think you’d have to do in this country.
Authentic Teemu Selanne Jersey In the late afternoon, the big game to watch pits the Cowboys against the Broncos. This is setting up to be an extremely physical matchup, with Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys’ offensive line going up against Von Miller and the Broncos’ No Fly Zone. If you like beefy trench battles, don’t miss this one.
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In two games against two good opponents this season — the Eagles finished last season fifth in DVOA, the Patriots were first and, like, won a Super Bowl — the Chiefs have scored 69 points and given up 47, rushed for 331 yards, passed for 519, and generally look like an enhanced version of the team we’ve come to know. A rising tide lifts all boats — or in this case, a rejuvenated Alex Smith makes the Chiefs a helluva lot harder to deal with. He has been spectacular through two games, throwing for 619 yards at 9.8 yards per attempt and a 134 passer rating.
Deshaun Watson is making his first career NFL start, and in the second quarter, he had one hell of a drive that included two big plays, and one gigantic hit.
After completing a deep pass to DeAndre Hopkins on the previous play, Watson stepped back, and Geno Atkins introduced him to the turf. It was one of those Welcome To The NFL hits that rookie quarterbacks get.
That was a vicious hit — but Watson answered in the best way possible, with a 49-yard touchdown rush.
The Ravens eventually deleted the tweet, but Twitter managed to have some fun with it while the post was up. The image wasn’t a photoshop. It’s actually one of various filters from the Ravens’ own app. You can select a standard purple and black face paint or you can get the Ravens’ logo, just like the team used on Queen Elizabeth.
Everyone has bad tweets. It happens to the best of us. All you can do is laugh, but not many bad tweets become a meme. If you wake up early and check social media before the incredibly early morning game, chance are you’re gonna see a Queen Elizabeth meme or two.
The best part about the run might have just been that behind the back stiff arm that Watson delivered to Bengals linebacker Carl Lawson.
Dalton was historically bad against the Ravens, turning the ball over five times in a 20-0 home rout. His lowest moment came late in the fourth quarter where, facing a fourth-and-5 situation, he scrambled away from pressure and simply threw the ball away, eliminating any chance for a miracle comeback.
Texans quarterbacks Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson weren’t much better. Savage’s reign as the team’s starter lasted exactly two quarters before head coach Bill O’Brien decided he’d seen enough and inserted Watson in his place. Savage was bad — 7-of-13 passing for a meager 62 yards — but it wasn’t all his fault. Houston’s cheesecloth offensive line allowed him to be sacked six times in just two quarters.
At the beginning of the NFL season, the waiver wire typically breaks down into two buckets: pickups who fill needs based on injuries (i.e., replacing David Johnson) and players who flex ability that may have been overlooked in the preseason (i.e. Tarik Cohen). One of the benefits of moving further along in the season is we have a larger sample size to filter out the latter category — in other words, are Week 1 stars merely a flash in the pan or are they here to stay? Week 2 gave us more game action to assess, helping to paint a clearer picture.
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For this week, I’ve included a special section with tight end pickups to help those dealing with injuries at that position, along with streaming defense picks for the week ahead.
To those considering him, be aware that he was the No. 4 running back in terms of PPR fantasy points (117.0) and No. 9 in non-PPR (79.0) during the second half of the 2015 season (Weeks 10-17).
McAdoo said he wasn’t worried it would affect the locker room that he was critical of some players and not others. The second-year head coach has long said he treats all his players fairly by treating them all differently. That’s his philosophy for handling the varied personalities.
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He’s 34, has declining sub-package skills, costs the team $6.8 million toward the salary cap and remains an off-field concern, in line for a one-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. On many other teams, that would make him an easy cut. In Cincinnati, however, he has plenty of support for us to say he’s safe.
A crosstown move hasn’t really helped Smith extend his career, as Josh Johnson is looking like the team’s preferred veteran backup to Eli Manning and the No. 2 in front of rookie Davis Webb.
Cleveland got its draft pick from the deal with the Texans. Now that Osweiler has flamed out and showed little trade value, he should quickly go from a buried No. 4 behind DeShone Kizer, Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler to an easy cut.
Romo went on to list Dallas’ offensive pieces, from Dez Bryant to offensive linemen Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin. (Practically the only player Romo didn’t name on Dallas’ offense was his replacement at quarterback, Dak Prescott.)
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At every position they’re very good, Romo said. They’re going to be hard to beat. If anybody can handle Zeke being out it’s them.
Romo also had high praise for wide receiver Cole Beasley, whom Romo referred to as the most underrated player in the league.
He’s like Julian Edelman or a Wes Welker, Romo said. We started to put things in the system a few years back and he’s the guy they want to go to on third down. He’s just really hard to guard.
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Romo said it ultimately will be impossible to replace Elliott, but with the likes of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris in the backfield, Dallas will manage until Elliott returns to the field.
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Since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March, Kaepernick remains unsigned. Many believe his continued unemployment is tied to Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem last season as a way to protest police brutality and other racial injustices.
Bell rushed for 32 yards on 10 carries and added three receptions for 15 yards in the Steelers’ 21-18 win over the Browns. The 47-yard output is a career low for Bell, who averaged 157 yards per game a season ago.
The Steelers committed 13 penalties for 144 yards, including at least four against the offense in the first half. Tomlin said those issues would have affected the running game whether Bell missed camp or not, which is why I lose patience when we repeatedly cover the same things.
You can sing that Le’Veon Bell camp song all you want, Tomlin said. He’s here. We’re working. It’s Week 2. We’re getting ready to play the Minnesota Vikings. I’m done with it.
On his weekly radio show with 93.7 The Fan, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stressed patience with the offense, saying some games Bell will have his usual big numbers. Bell’s 128.7 total yards per game from 2013-16 are the most for a running back in his first four seasons, according to Pro Football Focus.
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Bell said Sunday he hopes to be more involved in the offense in future weeks, and guard David DeCastro said the offense wants to run the ball more.
The Cardinals got the news they had feared about David Johnson’s dislocated wrist. The running back will have surgery this week and miss two to three months, ESPN reported Tuesday.
1. His full name is Sergio Alejandro Dipp Walther. He was born in Mexicali, Mexico, in 1988 and attended university in Monterrey, where he studied communications.
2. He began working in media in 2009 while he was still in university, and he joined ESPN Deportes in 2013. He covered the London Olympics in 2012 and the Packers-Steelers Super Bowl in 2011.
3. He was a football player himself. In Mexico. He was listed as a defensive lineman.
4. He covers the other football, too; the world’s football. One of his biggest coups as a reporter was getting an in-depth story with Mexican soccer star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in Germany. If you want to hear Dipp do work in his native language, check out this clip:
Coach Bruce Arians had hinted at that outcome and timeline Monday as the team awaited a second opinion, and another look merely ended up confirming the initial diagnosis. Johnson is headed to injured reserve with the hope that he’ll be able to return later this season, ESPN said.
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Jones, who enjoyed a spell as the Redskins’ starting running back last season, had been released in Washington, too, so his position in the NFL is tenuous at best.
Jones had 99 carries for 460 yards (4.6 average) last season with three touchdowns. A bruising runner, he could still earn a look with the Colts, or a team could claim him off the practice squad.
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Some rookies are brought along slowly, while others are thrown right into the fire. Second-round tailback Dalvin Cook belongs in the latter category. Cook was on the field for 51 of Minnesota’s offensive snaps (78 percent) during his NFL debut in Week 1.
The Georgia Dome was the home of the Atlanta Falcons, the SEC Championship Game, and countless other sporting events in downtown Atlanta for a relatively brief 24 years. But as we enter the 2017 football season, the Georgia Dome is thing of the past, replaced by the brand new, completely absurd Mercedes-Benz Stadium right next door.
The stadium’s general manager Scott Jenkins added that the new building will be quite different than the Dome.
Every decision we’ve made has been squarely with the fans’ perspective of ‘how do we take the fan experience to the next level?’ Jenkins told SB Nation. The LED displays we have, whether it’s every seat is two-inches wider than the Georgia Dome, almost all the concourses connect so you can circumnavigate the building, you don’t get cut-off. You can move vertically throughout the building, we have really wide staircases, we have twice the elevators, twice the escalators compared to the Georgia Dome.
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The players know Sunday means more. Members of the team spoke on Tuesday about playing Sunday’s game. We know it’s a hard time here in Houston right now, Lamar Miller said. We’re just trying to do anything to make this city proud this upcoming Sunday. And for us to do that, everybody has to do their assignment, play fast and just put on a show.
Any surgery to the throwing shoulder of a quarterback is going to carry with it uncertainties. In this case, Luck’s timetable for a return to football is entirely dependent upon his shoulder cooperating and allowing him to move into more advanced levels of his throwing program. Any setback — ANY — and the Colts will lose him for multiple weeks or even the season. If this happens, they will be playing for an early draft pick.
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The New England Patriots have long been the Colts’ nemesis, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. The reason has largely been because Peyton Manning and Tom Brady dueled throughout Manning’s storied career in Indianapolis. For much of the early years, the Patriots destroyed the Colts’ hopes of making real noise in the playoffs and kept them from Super Bowl aspirations. No game is looked forward to more for Colts fans. The way they see it, if not for the Patriots we would have a lot more hardware in Indianapolis.
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