Monthly Archives: September 2017

Odell Beckham Jr. says ankle is ‘straight,’ admits it’s not 100 percent

Odell Beckham Jr. said his ankle is on the mend.

The Giants receiver, who missed Week 1 because of his injured right ankle, said he should be good to go this week against the Eagles.

Is he dropping or are other guys ascending? Tomlin replied at his Tuesday press conference when asked where Harrison stands.

Elite Youth Stephen Anderson Jersey Tomlin said Harrison, 39, will retain a specific role with the team and will be used when the time is right.
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We appreciate James, we know what James is capable of, Tomlin said. James will ready himself. There will be a time in the season where we will call on his services and he’ll deliver and deliver in a big way, much like he did at the latter part of 2016.

Tomlin moved the former All-Pro into a starting position in the latter part of the 2016 season, and he recorded five sacks, becoming the Steelers’ all-time sacks leader with 79.5.

Since so many NFL teams rest star players in Week 17, many leagues do not use Week 17 as their lone fantasy championship game, because your top players may well not even be active or play a full game. Here is a look at some standard scheduling options:

Four-team playoffs in Weeks 15-16: In this case, four teams make the playoffs, with the semifinals in Week 15 and finals in Week 16. This puts a real premium on regular-season wins, because only the top teams get a spot in the playoffs.

Four-team playoffs in Weeks 14-17: In this case, the semifinals run Weeks 14-15 and the finals Weeks 16-17. This format assuages some of the risk of using Week 17 by making each round cover two full weeks. It also removes some of the randomness you may find in a one-week playoff game.

The National Hockey League and their players’ association are donating $200,000 to the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

The NHL’s closest team, the Dallas Stars, play 240 miles away from Houston. The money donated will support relief efforts in Houston.

It’s not just that Agholor was merely bad or below average. He was literally one of (if not the) worst wide receivers in the league in both 2015 and 2016.

Authentic Mens Kevin Zeitler Jersey He sure didn’t look like one of the worst wide receivers in the NFL on Sunday against Washington. The former first-round pick finished the game with a career-high six receptions for a career-high 86 receiving yards.

Cory Harkey Limited Jersey Dallas has enjoyed a balanced offense since the start of the Dak and Zeke era. But they didn’t against the Broncos. Elliott rushed for just 8 yards on seven carries, and Prescott completed 60 percent of his passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

The Cowboys barely resembled the team that beat the Giants in Week 1. Elliott had 24 carries for 104 yards, Prescott took just one sack and didn’t turn the ball over, and the defense held New York to just a field goal.

Dallas was consistently good last season and in Week 1, and this performance could just be a bump in the road for the Cowboys. But defensive injuries and the way the Broncos’ coaching staff cracked the code to slowing the Cowboys offense down may have more lasting implications.

He was their first signing of 2015 on February 24 and that time would spend the entire offseason, training camp, and preseason with the team. That would be the case again in 2016 and this previous offseason as well. And each time, once the final roster was released, he was among the unemployed.

It was after the first two times that Tavecchio had thoughts of giving up his dreams of being an NFL kicker.

Buccaneers, Jaguars, and Dolphins will sport helmet decal named ‘One Florida’ for Irma

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Miami Dolphins will wear a helmet decal named “One Florida” to express support and solidarity in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The decal is an outline of the state.

Hurricane Irma wiped out a great portion of Florida. Families had to evacuate the state, homes were destroyed, and some people were injured because of the horrific storm. The Category 5 storm affected the NFL’s schedule as well, as the league had to postpone the Buccaneers-Dolphins Week 1 matchup to Week 11. The game was originally scheduled to take place in Miami. The Buccaneers and Dolphins will have to play 16 consecutive games without a bye week.

That’s not the face of a man who’s content with his role in the offense. But Peterson downplayed this exchange, saying the whole thing was “definitely overdramatized.”

“Of course, with the heat of the game, me being back in Minnesota and things like that, just catching that look – that intense look on my face, like I had – I actually got some laughs out of some of the memes that were made,” Peterson said.

But that doesn’t mean he’s content with his role. Peterson’s disappointment isn’t a surprise. But he isn’t the most natural fit for the Saints’ pass-heavy approach, especially in a crowded backfield with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara sharing the load.

We may end up with more entertaining Adrian Peterson-Sean Payton memes as the season goes on, because Peterson’s role may not live up to his expectations.nike_steelers_954

you may not be getting top value in return.

That said, the Giants do need to fix some things. Yes, it will get better once Odell Beckham Jr. is fully operational, but the pass protection problems have to be addressed. If you watched the Monday night game, you heard Jon Gruden begging the Giants to help out overmatched left tackle Ereck Flowers, and coach Ben McAdoo would do well to listen. The Giants might have overdrafted Flowers at No. 9 overall in 2015, but they don’t have a time machine, so they can’t go back and undo that. What they can do is refrain from compounding the mistake by just sticking Flowers out there solo against the Ziggy Ansahs of the world.

Losing teams don’t inspire a long-term commitment to sporting their garb — so given Cincinnati’s anemic Week 2 outing at home (a nationally televised 13-9 loss to Houston on Thursday) it’s no wonder that A.J. Green dropped eight spots to No. 11 on the list and Tyler Eifert fell from No. 12 to No. 27. Again, it doesn’t mean all Bengals players should be sent packing form your fantasy rosters, but it does give you a pretty good idea that if you do decide to deal away Green or Eifert right now, you may not be getting top value in return.
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So, whose stock is rising? Carson Wentz (up five spots to No. 3 overall) after a 333-yard 2-TD effort on the road, Julio Jones (up 17 spots to No. 7) after a solid 5-108 in a blowout win that also saw Matt Ryan surge 41 spots to No. 16. It would be unwise to try to buy high from an Eagles or Falcons fan at the moment.

Authentic Youth Tony Jefferson Jersey Taking a look at Baltimore, now 2-0 on the year, it is probably not surprising that Joe Flacco jumped 27 post to No. 18 on the list. However, up 37 spots to No. 13 overall is kicker Justin Tucker. When the kicker’s jersey is the most popular on the team, you just know fantasy managers aren’t likely to want anything to do with the Ravens right now.

Bears nearly upend Falcons with last-second drive, suggesting 2017 won’t be a barren wasteland

The Falcons’ quest to defend their NFC Championship nearly took an unexpected turn Sunday afternoon. Atlanta led 23-17 with 21 seconds to go, but a surprisingly efficient two-minute drill had Mike Glennon and the Bears facing first-and-goal as the Falcons, already toasted by the warm Chicago sun, began to sweat a bit more.

Ultimately, three straight incompletions and a game-ending sack prevented the visitors from starting their season 0-1, but Bears fans left Sunday’s game with a little more hope than last year’s 3-13 campaign had instilled.

While 2016 MVP Matt Ryan still managed to carve up the Chicago secondary, an energized front seven kept one of the league’s top tailback platoons from doing any sustained damage on the ground. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for just 53 yards on 20 carries. Their inability to produce lay in stark contrast for the Bears’ biggest reason for optimism.

Even if he is activated for Sunday as a game-time decision, Beckham Jr. figures to be going off at less than 100%. New York is 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS over its last 11 regular season games.
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Sunday night’s total is set at 47.5 points. The OVER is 12-4 in the last 16 games between the Giants and the Cowboys.

Nine of the last 10 games between these two teams have been decided by a touchdown or less, and three of the last four have been decided by a field goal or less. Even with Beckham’s status in question, 4.5 points will be tough to pass on on the Giants’ side in this historically hard-fought rivalry.
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Don Ohlmeyer, iconic sports, entertainment producer, dies at 72

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Don Ohlmeyer, one of television’s most successful and honored innovators as a producer and programmer in both sports and entertainment and one of the original producers of Monday Night Football, has died at the age of 72.

It is with heavy hearts we share that Don Ohlmeyer, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, has passed away at age of 72 due to cancer,” Ohlmeyer’s family said in a statement. Surrounded by loved ones, he died peacefully at his home in Indian Wells [California].”

Ohlmeyer enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of television. He served as an executive producer, producer, director and writer for entertainment and sports programming, starting in 1967.

Authentic Kids Chris Conley Jersey An alleged conscious decision to keep Roberts away from a hearing June 26 is at the heart of the claim of conspiracy, focusing on NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel. It was at that meeting that evidence was presented to four outside experts who would be tasked with recommending to Goodell whether Elliott should be disciplined.

According to the petition, Roberts was the only league investigator to interview Thompson yet wasn’t at the June meeting when the evidence was presented to the four experts and they asked questions about the case.

The petition also cites other flaws in the disciplinary process as it seeks to vacate Elliott’s punishment.

Broncos sign K Brandon McManus to new four-year deal

Brandon McManus got the extension he’s been waiting for.

Ahead of the team’s regular-season opener Monday against the Chargers, Broncos general manager John Elway announced that the team has signed the kicker to a new four-year deal that will keep him in Denver through the 2020 season.

U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III last week weighed in on Elliott’s side, questioning in the fairness of the NFL’s disciplinary process.

“The NFL’s actions demonstrate that from the very beginning of the decision-making process, a cloud of fundamental unfairness followed Elliott,” Mazzant wrote in granting Elliott an injunction.

Robinson was hurt on the third play of Sunday’s game, after he caught a 17-yard pass from Blake Bortles on third-and-2 to convert the first down. He was unable to walk to the sideline and was immediately attended to by the Jaguars’ medical staff.

Robinson eventually walked off the field and was taken to the locker room to undergo further tests. He did not return.

Robinson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and the sides have had preliminary extension discussions.

Robinson, who has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in his three-plus seasons, is the Jaguars’ best receiver. His absence means the team will have to rely heavily on Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns, as well as veteran Arrelious Benn, who is one of the team’s core special-teams players. Additionally, undrafted rookie Keelan Cole likely will be more involved.yankees_1404_75792a4027d6c0ca-180x180

Raiders place Sebastian Janikowski on Injured Reserve

Sebastian Janikowski’s drama-filled week with the Raiders took another turn Saturday as the Raiders placed the veteran kicker on Injured Reserve, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

“This is one of the best organizations to be a part of, especially for a guy like me,” Tuitt said. “I (came in) as a young guy, super raw. I have some great coaches Carlos Henderson Jersey who have Randy Foye Jersey helped me and I have seen my game pick up, my confidence level rise, my leadership ability rise.

“Being a part of an organization like this, I can see why a lot of great players come from here, a lot of Hall of Fame players come from here. I love the organization.”

It’s a huge increase in pay for 24-year-old Tuitt, who was entering the final year of his rookie contract before the extension was reached.

It’s well earned for Tuitt, who been dominant for the Steelers. In three years, he’s registered 106 total tackles, 77 of them solo, and 11.5 sacks in 44 games.

The Steelers selected Tuitt in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.

Fellow Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee thinks Smith will live up to the hype.

“I’m extremely comfortable with him,” Lee said. “The type of work he’s put in to come back, what he’s looked like in the OTAs, what he’s looked like in training camp, he’s ready to play.”

The Cowboys also learned Friday that star running back Ezekiel Elliott will likely play all season after being granted a temporary restraining order.

While things may be looking up for the Cowboys, they still have to face a Giants team boasting a tough defense and talented offense, which led to an 11-5 season last year.

Category 5 is the strongest hurricane category on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane strength scale.

As for Dallas’ blue jersey, it never had the Flywire collar. Interestingly, when the Cowboys wore blue for a preseason game against the Rams on Aug. 12, they were clearly wearing last year’s jerseys because the NFL logo chip had not been updated to the new chrome version. It remains to be seen whether this will still be the case in the regular season.

The Carnival Cruise Line has diverted four ships carrying more than 13,000 passengers to maintain a “safe distance” from Irma, a spokesperson said.

“The safety of our guests and team members is our first priority,” the company said in a statement. “We will continue to make adjustments as necessary.”

Category 5 is the strongest hurricane category on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane strength scale. In a Category 5 storm, winds reach more than 157 mph and damage is expected to be catastrophic, with buildings and roofs destroyed.

In late December 2013, then-family attorney Christopher Dolan was successful in convincing a judge to order Jahi released from the Oakland facility, allowing the family to take her cross-country to a hospital in New Jersey. Unlike California, the Garden State has a law allowing guardians to reject a brain death diagnosis on religious grounds.

After leaving the New Jersey hospital, Jahi has been hooked up to breathing and feeding machines in a nearby apartment she shares with her mother, Nailah Winkfield, and other family members. She has used the machines to breathe and eat for nearly four years, a duration that is believed to be longer than any other U.S. patient declared brain dead.nike_rams_2023

It is a measure of how far Peterson is past his prime that he’s all the way down here.

Game Mens Ty Montgomery Jersey These statements came out after it was reported Elliott’s appeal would focus on his ex-girlfriend’s testimony and how she made multiple threats to ruin his career.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport also reported that Elliott would attend the appeal in person, while ProFootballTalk reported Henderson would not require the NFL to make Thompson available at the hearing.

In advance of Tuesday’s appeals hearing, reps for #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott tell me he will attend it in person, not do it telephonically.

Only in his case, the ride has not been nearly as bumpy as the ride experienced by those pioneering mailmen. Thanks to the attitude of Smith’s heir apparent, the bumpiness Smith thought could transpire this summer has been absent.

One of the ancillary benefits to the Chiefs holding training camp away from club headquarters is greater opportunity for teammates to connect while on the road. Smith says that bonding has occurred between him and Patrick Mahomes, the big-armed rookie Kansas City drafted in the first round to ultimately take his place.

Authentic Kids Zach Zenner Jersey It is a measure of how far Peterson is past his prime that he’s all the way down here. Because on SN’s list of the 40 most hated players of all time, he was No. 11. As it is, rushing for less than 100 yards in two of the past three seasons led to Minnesota declining his contract option and SN barely squeezing him into the current top 20 of hateability.