Enough pointing fingers at embattled left tackle Ereck Flowers or the New York Giants’ offensive line. General manager Jerry Reese says to point them directly at him after the team’s 1-6 start to the season.
Bowen: Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins. I’ll take a flier here on Doctson, who got the start over Terrelle Pryor Sr. on Monday night. Doctson caught three of five targets in that game, and it’s obvious that the Redskins want to increase his workload in the offense. With great body control at the point of attack and red zone ability, Doctson could surprise this Sunday against a Cowboys defense giving up an average of 36.6 points per game to opposing receivers (27th in the NFL).
“I asked them explicitly, ‘Can you at least tell me if I’m going to be here next year to play this position?'” Reid said. “They told me ‘no.’ … Right now, I just trust that the film I have at safety is good enough for me to enter free agency with. And just get some film at linebacker, as well.”
In their letter granting permission to seek a trade, the Bills noted that Boldin might not make visits, undergo a physical or try out with other teams at this time. The Bills reserved the right to have ultimate say on trade compensation and the designated club.
The trade deadline is Tuesday, so there is a finite window on any talks.
Drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, where he played his first seven seasons, Boldin walked away from the game with 1,076 receptions for 13,779 yards and 82 touchdowns. He won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 season. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions.
Standout left tackle Jason Peters and middle linebacker Jordan Hicks are out for the remainder of the season, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday.
Both players were hurt during Monday night’s 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins. Peters was carted Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Womens Jersey off the field early in the third quarter after suffering injuries to his MCL and ACL in his right knee. Hicks needed assistance leaving the field just two plays into the game after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
His reputation is certainly complicated by his habit of making mistakes in important moments, especially considering that he has played behind one of the NFL’s best offensive lines, according to Football Outsiders. In the red zone last year, Cousins was one of the least efficient starting quarterbacks, completing just 45.8 percent of his passes. Inside the 10-yard line, he was even worse, connecting on 31.6 percent of his throws, dead last in the NFL. And although he has cut down on the interceptions that plagued him early in his career, he threw arguably his worst pick in the regular-season finale against the Giants last season.
Authentic Kids Jakub Voracek Jersey The Dolphins acquired Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. The Alonso addition panned out. He led the team in tackles last season and signed a three-year, $29 million contract extension.
Elite Kids Hanley Ramirez Jersey Miami signed quarterback David Fales to fill the empty roster spot. He likely will back up Matt Moore while starting quarterback Jay Cutler recovers from multiple broken ribs.
Fales was with the Dolphins in training camp and cut before the season. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2014 and has appeared in one career game, attempting five passes.
The Dolphins (4-2) will travel to play the Baltimore Ravens (3-4) on Thursday.
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos.
Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown.
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The Cowboys kneeled before the anthem prior to their Week 3 Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals. After that game, head coach Jason Garrett explained the team 鈥?players, coaches, and ownership 鈥?collectively decided it was the best thing to do.
After that demonstration, Jones said I can’t say enough about the understanding and the awareness of our team, and these young men that basically said, ‘you know, that makes sense.’ There’s no need for us to talk about unity and equality and have 60 percent of this country mad at you because you’re not perceived to be honoring the flag. And this was a way to do both.
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Before cutting Bowman, the 49ers had agreed to trade the veteran to the New Orleans Saints for a seventh-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN. But after agreeing to the trade, the 49ers learned that Bowman preferred to be a free agent and decide where he would play next.
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We’re approaching the time of the season when we see the rookies who are making a consistent impact. Some are first-round picks, but a few are mid-round steals. It’s time for an update of my rankings of the top rookies in the NFL. I’m going 30 deep on this one, and I’m including where each player landed on my final top 300 prospects list before the 2017 draft.
It wasn’t always going to be easy for Hunt, who had six total touchdowns in his first three games but hasn’t scored in his past three. He’s still on the fringe of the MVP race. Hunt leads the NFL in rushing yards (630) and is averaging 5.9 yards per carry, which ranks second in the league. What I liked about the third-round pick from Toledo is that he was involved in the passing game in college. He had 41 catches for 403 yards in 2016. He has catches for 255 yards and two TDs in Kansas City. The Chiefs have a tough month ahead, with games at the Raiders, Cowboys and Giants, plus a divisional home game against the Broncos.
Peterson continued to terrorize the Bears. In 16 career games through 2015, Peterson rushed for 1562 yards against us with 14 touchdowns and 4.94 yards per carry.
Hester continued to terrorize the Vikings. In 16 career games through 2014, Hester scored 10 touchdowns. His most against any other opponent was three. Those 10 TDs included four returns, also a top against any opponent.
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Hester’s receiving touchdown was the dawning of a new day in his career. The team began developing him as a wide receiver, leading to the most controversial portion of his career, and a two-year drought in return touchdowns.
In 18 minutes Sunday, he had 61. That’s what going up against the Patriots’ defense can do for a role-player wideout.
The Patriots adjusted, however, giving hope these plucky visitors can escape a showdown with the Jets with a road win. Malcolm Butler intercepted McCown with under a minute remaining to end a potential New York scoring drive and give New England new life. From there, Brady led the Pats 63 yards in 26 seconds to reset the game at 14-14 — a drive highlighted by a 42-yard bomb to new favorite target Brandin Cooks.
My favorite part of these weekly videos is finding excellent blocks by skill position players. And we found another one by Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. The last time, JuJu knocked down a safety in the hole of a counter run. This past weekend, he helps a tight end knock down a defensive end on a goal-line run. This is beautiful from a receiver. I love it
Finally, we end in Dallas with the Los Angeles Rams. I can’t see the number on this receiver, but bravo, sir. Long runs/passes often turn into touchdowns when receivers throw blocks like this. The Dallas defender had no idea what was coming.
There’s not much to like about the Tennessee-Miami matchup (Matt Cassel vs. Jay Cutler, yikes) but the mix of Dolphin teal and Titan sky blue is incredibly soothing to me. Stop the game and make them do tai chi on TV, I’ll be perfectly centered.
Carson Wentz has thrown three touchdowns in the first quarter, and Philly leads Arizona 21-0. In the seven other games being played, only three teams have managed even a single touchdown.
If the Titans want to become the most intimidating team in the NFL, they should talk to this person and hire them to be the team’s newest mascot. This isn’t specifically for the month of October either. Being scary for just a month is easy. The Titans should invite this Troll Doll from the underground to the NFL Draft. That will be frightening.
The 31-year-old veteran was suspended for leaving the team facility before practice last week. He also left the bench then returned in the second half of the Giants’ loss to the Chargers, a move that prompted McAdoo to make Rodgers-Cromartie inactive for the Broncos game.
Rodgers-Cromartie is in his 10th season, with 26 tackles in five games this year with four starts.
After managing exactly two targets in each of Atlanta’s first three games, Austin Hooper’s role has increased during the team’s past two outings. Hooper was targeted eight times in Week 6 and caught seven balls for 48 yards. He has now seen at least seven targets in back-to-back games. Hooper was on the field for 89 percent of the team’s snaps, ran 89 percent of all possible routes and handled a 24 percent target share on Sunday. All three are career highs. Hooper’s emergence has correlated with Mohamed Sanu’s injury, but he should continue to see enough volume to warrant TE1 consideration. That’s especially the case against New England’s struggling defense in Week 7.
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The NFL said Elliott was violent: The woman took photos of herself the day after the alleged incident. In messages handed over to the NFL, Elliott’s accuser texted the photos to her aunt along with a note that said Absuive [sic]. The NFL confirmed the timestamps based on forensic analysis. The investigators determined Elliott had used physical force with the woman, causing injuries to her arms, neck and shoulders. The two medical experts consulted by the NFL’s investigators said the injuries in the photos appear recent and consistent with [the accuser’s] description of the incident and how it occurred.
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What she told police: The woman said in the police report that the two had gone out separately Sunday night and Elliott became angry when he arrived back at his apartment before she did. When she returned early Monday morning, she said that Elliott had choked her, leaving a bruise on her neck.
Womens Sheldon Richardson Jersey For the record, the ideal way to prep for a rematch with the team that chased down you and your 25-point lead is not to blow a 17-0 halftime lead at home to a team led by Jay Cutler. The entire combination of the way the Falcons lost and the Patriots won (an aforementioned questionable negation of a Jets touchdown) really bodes poorly for the Falcons. So does the way the Patriots keep surviving having the worst defense in the NFL.
Detroit can still get back to being a factor in the NFC, but it blew two games with big mistakes against New Orleans and Carolina. Now a banged-up Matthew Stafford will need to win the next one without go-to wideout Golden Tate.
Jay Cutler, after all the questions about whether he should be benched, is on the right side of .500 because of more pretty than gritty play the past few weeks. They are also helping him a lot with the running game.
The Jaguars have an excellent pass defense all-around, but it won’t work when they fall behind early because of passing offense or special teams miscues. They are meant to power ahead with Leonard Fournette, and game flow is critical to their success.
To see the Dolphins as the team over .500 for this game after that absolute mess of a loss to the Jets in Week 3 is a surprise. Granted, they have played one fewer game than the Jets, but Jay Cutler and Co. can make some quick amends to get right back into the thick of the AFC playoff race, nipping right at the heels of the Patriots and Bills in the division. They’ll keep it simple with a heavy dose of Jay Ajayi in the power rushing attack, leaving New York lost in catch-up mode.
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Greg Hardy, who shifted his aspirations from football to MMA after his virtual exile from the NFL, looks to have his first fight booked for November.
Hardy shared the promo graphic for the Rise of a Warrior 21 event in Fort Pierce, Fla., when asked on Twitter when his next fight would be.
Hardy, 29, was embroiled in a domestic violence case in 2014 and hasn’t been on an NFL roster since the 2015 season. He’s been training with American Top Team in Florida for about a year.
In response to Levy’s testimony, the Lions said in a statement Friday, We are aware of (Levy’s) comments and we strongly disagree with his claim that anyone from our organization tried to silence him.
Giants Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson and Chris Nowinski, a former professional wrestler who co-founded the Concussion Legacy Foundation also testified during the forum on traumatic brain injuries that was hosted by Democratic members of the energy, commerce and judiciary committees, the Free Press notes.
Levy played for the Lions from 2009-16 before being released in March. He filed an injury grievance over his release, as he was recovering from knee surgery and was not paid a $1.75 million injury guarantee in his contract, according to the Free Press.
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In October — especially in the past few years — managers are pushing harder and harder to give all high-leverage innings to just three or four pitchers on their staff. They’re doing this while, at the same time, pulling their starting pitchers earlier and earlier. So Andrew Miller almost never pitches one inning in the playoffs. Last October, he got at least four outs in every appearance he made. Cody Allen did the same in six of his 10 appearances, and has twice this year. Meanwhile, traditional starting pitchers — such as David Price and Kenta Maeda, not in postseason rotations, and Chris Sale and Justin Verlander, working in extra games as relievers — are notching grueling, multi-inning relief outings of their own.
Exemplifying how much of a mess Johnny Manziel was, Davis was chosen to start ahead of Cleveland’s 2014 first-round pick for two games last season when Josh McCown was injured in Week 12.
What happened? Shaw never had the chance to build upon his lone NFL appearance. He landed on injured reserve in 2015 with a broken thumb and did the same in 2016 after hurting his knee while with Chicago. Currently unsigned, Shaw had a recent workout with the Texans.
Eagles hold the advantage in rushing. They have 93 yards on 22 carries, compared to Carolina’s 50 yards on 18 carries. The Eagles have also converted 5 of 12 third downs while Panthers have managed just 2 of 11 in the same category. Wentz has completed 14 of 26 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Newton has completed 18 of 32 passes for 146 yards, but he has two interceptions.
Field goal, Panthers. Gano hits again and now the Eagles lead 21-16 with 3:23 to go in the third quarter.
Fertitta didn’t lose the Rockets this time around, paying a record $2.2 billion to buy his hometown NBA team. When told via FaceTime by Rockets CEO Tad Brown that previous owner Leslie Alexander had given the green light to close on a deal, Fertitta dropped his head and shed a few tears.
The trailer for Marshawn Lynch’s new reality show No Script has been released and it looks hilarious:
The unscripted series captures Marshawn in random situations, like whipping figure eights in race cars with Lil Rel Howery from Get Out, to whipping a military tank… for real.
The show will start streaming this month and will reportedly consist of eight 10- to 15-minute episodes.
Want to check out the show? Episodes will be available here, on Facebook Watch.
Davis makes frequent appearances on FS1’s Speak for Yourself with Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock in Los Angeles.
Despite the ESPN and Fox Sports rivalry, Davis will still be free to appear on FS1, according to ESPN spokeswoman Belen Michelis.
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Davis spent 13 years in the NFL with the 49ers, Panthers, Broncos and Lions. He’s been busy in sports media, working for ESPNLA, NFL Network and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Great pass-rushers are highly valued, but even if Garrett turns into a Pro Bowler, he can’t have the impact a franchise QB could 鈥?he does not have the ball in his hands on every play, plus defensive ends can be double-teamed and have their effectiveness limited.
The other players Cleveland selected as a result of trading down in the last couple drafts have been a mixed bag. Kizer is part of that group, and wide receiver Corey Coleman (No. 15 overall in 2016) has just 39 career catches and is on injured reserve for the second straight year (broken hand). Safety Jabrill Peppers (No. 25 this year) and right tackle Shon Coleman (third round in 2016) are starters and should become solid players. But they won’t make people forget about the Browns not taking top quarterbacks when the opportunities were there.
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