The Baltimore Ravens are excited for their upcoming trip to London. But maybe they’re a little too excited. To get fans pumped for their game abroad against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they tweeted a photo of Queen Elizabeth, which would have been fine were it not for the Ravens logo on her face.
This type of play is exactly the kind SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner said Watson brought to the table, as opposed to Tom Savage earlier this week:
Watson is a good athlete, and he’s capable of making a few yardage pickups with his legs if he needs to. He’s not a scrambler, and Bill O’Brien’s not going to install the option to the extent Watson used it at Clemson. But he’s at least an ambulatory person back there, whereas Savage is a 27-year-old who moves like he’s about 47. Watson had 16 rushing yards on Sunday, clearing Savage’s career total of exactly 12.
If you’re going to get popped like Watson did against Atkins, that’s fine. We know the Texans’ offensive line hasn’t been great, but Watson took matters into his own hands and found the end zone for his first rushing touchdown of his career.
Though as we have seen in the past, vicious hits aren’t something that Watson hasn’t seen before. The end result has gone in his favor, too.
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Limited Kids Jason Peters Jersey Shortly after exiting the game due to injury, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen returned to the sideline on crutches and wearing a walking boot. The fact that Olsen’s foot was immobilized and in a non-weight-bearing position was an immediate signal that his injury was of concern. After the game, Olsen told reporters he had broken his foot. Coach Ron Rivera told reporters Olsen would follow up with noted foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday.
Eric Karabell offers thoughts on the Greg Olsen injury, as the Panthers enter a key Week 3 game with the Saints defense looking for playmakers.
While further details of Olsen’s injury and a timeline are yet to come, he has already noted that he suffered a fracture. Fracture healing takes approximately six weeks depending on the type and location, along with the player’s ability to heal. And, even though Olsen did not specify which bone is broken, the most common foot fracture among NFL players is the Jones fracture.
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Tomlin doesn’t plan to outline his intentions for future pass-rushing lineups because of gamesmanship and to gauge weekly practice performances.
Watt, the 30th overall pick in the 2017 draft who earned the starting job over Harrison in training camp, called his injury something minor, nothing I’m too worried about after the game.
Tomlin listed Watt among several injured players who have a chance to play this week, including defensive end Stephon Tuitt (biceps), safety J.J. Wilcox (concussion protocol), tight end Vance McDonald (back), tight end Jesse James (ankle) and right tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring).
Watt earned defensive rookie of the week honors after two sacks and an interception against the Browns.
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Peterson, asked to evaluate his performance, said it was difficult to with his limited involvement.
I don’t know. I’ll have to look and see, Peterson said. What was it, like nine snaps? Eh. Not too much to evaluate.
That’s why it was imperative for both Savage to be serviceable and for the Texans to win in Week 1, to avoid that forced situation. Week 3 brings the Patriots in Foxborough, followed by two home games against the Titans and Chiefs.
That’s a tough early schedule overall, one that got a whole lot tougher with the beatdown from Jacksonville. From O’Brien’s perspective, because of the Texans’ offensive limitations outside of QB, without field-stretching wide receiver Will Fuller, without Brown and now maybe without tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion), Savage looked like the safer play. It also made sense from the perspective of Savage knowing the offense.
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But logic said O’Brien needed someone dynamic enough to make something out of nothing 鈥?and not drag the rest of the offense down with him. The latter happened with Savage, and it unraveled a lot faster than expected.
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Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol days ahead of the Bills’ opener Sunday against the Jets, so Buffalo signed veteran QB Joe Webb Monday as insurance, the team announced.
I think he’s getting better, but he’s still in the league protocol, coach Sean McDermott said of Taylor Monday, adding, Joe Webb has experience at many different positions. He’s a high-energy person who will be great for our locker room.
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I don’t see why it would be any other way, Peterson said, via ESPN. Being the face of a franchise for so long and giving them everything I got, I don’t think it took a rocket scientist to see when I was on the field that I was giving max effort with everything that I did. I feel like that is respected by the fans.
Peterson signed a two-year deal worth $7 million with New Orleans in April after being released by Minnesota and becoming a free agent in March. His fate was sealed when the Vikings signed former Raiders running back Latavius Murray.
Even in the midst of all the, ‘Oh, Adrian went to the Vikings and requested $8-9 million 斜薪 that never was said. I never requested that, Peterson said. I got the call saying they were going to sign [Latavius] Murray, and I was OK with that. It was a situation where we both kind of knew where we were. The season didn’t end the way we wanted it to end. Things didn’t happen the way they wanted it to happen Week 15 and 16. A lot of people were on edge.
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Hue Jackson wasn’t happy to see his veteran cornerback go.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Browns coach was “irate” at the team’s front office regarding their decision to release Joe Haden without compensation earlier this week. The move to cut Haden is the latest source of discontent between Jackson and the front office, the report says.
Haden was cut on Wednesday and it was reported that the Saints, Chiefs and Cowboys were interested in recruiting him, but he quickly signed a three-year deal worth $27 million with the Steelers after Pittsburgh emerged as the favorite to land the two-time Pro Bowler.
The short video, just less than a minute in length, featured messages from several players, including Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas, quarterback DeShone Kizer, linebackers Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey, and coach Hue Jackson.
According to Pro Football Talk, the players got the idea for the video after talking with former Browns great Jim Brown during the preseason. Brown has been vocal in his support for the message about social issues Colin Kaepernick and others have tried to spread through national anthem protests, but has encouraged them to find an alternative method to communicate their message.
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The Texans were dominated by the Jaguars in the first half of Sunday’s Week 1 game. Jacksonville defensive tackle Calais Campbell recorded 3.5 sacks by himself (a franchise record) in the first 30 minutes, part of a six-sack total for the team in the half.
So when Houston decided to play Deshaun Watson rather than Tom Savage at quarterback in the second half, the rookie was entering a tough position. But it’s what everybody wanted to see.
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Savage finished the half 7 of 13 passing for 62 yards and a rating of 66.8. He was responsible for a fumble that the Jaguars’ Dante Fowler returned for a touchdown in the final minute of the second quarter, his second lost fumble of the half.
Authentic Mens Albert Wilson Jersey The three backs combined to average 2.8 yards per carry. It’s clear the Saints’ defensive woes will continue to keep the offense honest, which will mean more Kamara and Ingram in passing situations and less Peterson in clock-killing mode. Kamara doesn’t figure to be quite as involved when New Orleans is more competitive, but his larger-than-anticipated role certainly hurts the fantasy appeal of the two veterans. Ingram is best viewed as a fringe RB2, whereas Peterson and Kamara are no more than desperation flex options against New England in Week 2.
The biggest surprise from Week 1 was the Jets’ lack of discipline against the run. This has been a perennial strength for the Jets, but they allowed 190 yards on the ground. Their gap control was poor and they failed to set the edge, letting LeSean McCoy break containment. Do they miss Sheldon Richardson? Perhaps, but this issue needs to get cleaned up quickly. They have enough front-seven talent to get it done.
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I’m not big on stats and numbers, but I did see where he was top percentage QB, or something like that. So, I expect him to continue that.
I think he can be real good. He knows this offense like the back of his hand. He knows the players in this locker room very well, better than everybody. He’s been here. So, I think he can be real good.
While the Jaguars, given their string of six consecutive losing seasons, possess more modest expectations, there was cause for offseason enthusiasm following the performance of their defense (which ranked sixth in yards allowed in 2016) and additions of running back Leonard Fournette, left tackle Cam Robinson, and receiver Dede Westbrook via the draft.
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Defensively, the Cardinals will be without linebacker Deone Bucannon, who underwent offseason ankle surgery. Rookie Haasan Reddick is expected to start in his place. Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is dealing with a calf injury.
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Detroit’s top pass rusher, Ezekiel Ansah, is expected to play despite missing the preseason with a knee injury. Rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay has been limited in practice with an ankle issue but is also expected to play.
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There are plenty of unfamiliar faces on the New England roster, and many of them stand to fill key roles in Tom Brady’s 2017 offense. Cooks and Dorsett will hope to fill the void left by Julian Edelman’s torn ACL. Dwayne Allen replaced Martellus Bennett as option 1b at tight end. Gillislee and Rex Burkhead are here to ensure no one tailback is a legit fantasy option at any point.
That’s a lot of new pieces, and while Brady has adapted with ease in the past, it’s fair to question whether there will be an adjustment period as the 2017 season begins.
New England is the Super Bowl favorite for a reason, but there are still plenty of flaws that need to be worked out. Brady will have to develop some instant chemistry with his new additions against a Kansas City secondary that rates as one of the league’s best. However, even though the Chiefs can strip points from the Patriot offense, it’s tough to see the visitors scoring enough to make a dent unless Smith’s deep game can finally harness the explosive power of Hill. Eight of our nine experts agree the Patriots will win this one. Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz took the Chiefs.Game Mens Jay Novacek Jersey, Game Mens Vic Beasley Jersey
Thornton, who signed a four-year, $17 million deal that included $9 million guaranteed, never really fit what the Cowboys were seeking. He was unable to beat out Terrell McClain for the starting spot a year ago; this year he was beaten out by Stephen Paea. He was slowed in training camp by a hamstring strain.
He played in 13 games a year ago and was credited by the coaches with 18 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, nine quarterback pressures, a pass deflection, forced fumble and fumble recovery.
The Florida State baseball league said it is canceling the finals of its playoffs. The league will hold single games on Tuesday and doubleheaders, if necessary, on Wednesday to crown co-champions.
Earlier in the year, a customer had noted the wide appeal of BTB: “At what restaurant can you bring a hot date and still see your sports event on TV? The Bucket has been around since the last century, outlasting my first marriage, and 13 years into my second marriage.”
On Tuesday afternoon, co-owner Jim Furiosi expressed his gratitude for such supportive customers, especially during this wrenching time. “It’s been very hard emotionally for my entire family,” he said. “I just said goodbye to an employee who has been here since 1985.”
According to Mercury News archives, original owner Garcia opened a joint that attracted folks from all walks of life — “hard hats, cowboys, collegiates and sand-lot ball players.”
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Jordy Nelson has had a solid NFL career as he enters his 10th season in the league. He’s spent his all of his previous nine seasons with the Packers, and has two more years left on his contract. But after that, he admits he could call it quits.
I got two more years left on this deal, it would be great to play those out and kind of see where we’re at. Me personally, how I feel, how the body feels. And then, obviously, it’s up to the organization what they would want to do.
Cowboys middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens suffered a knee injury against the Raiders, and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the team fears it could be a season-ending injury.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is in the concussion protocol after hitting his head on the ground during a sack in the first quarter of the game against the Ravens.
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The league policies that have been implemented to prevent head injuries, a good intention, put defenders in a tougher place. They also have prompted a sense of concern among offensive players who don’t like taking hits around their knees. That concern is amplified during preseason games, which are virtually meaningless for established players.
I said he was wrong for what he did, said Giants safety Landon Collins (via The New York Post), who rushed the field and confronted Boddy-Calhoun after the hit. Boddy-Calhoun is an established, second-year player, not a fringe roster guy fighting for a spot on the team.
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