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Mike Tomlin: ‘I’m done with’ talking about Le’Veon Bell’s holdout

Le’Veon Bell finished the first game of the NFL regular season with just 47 total yards and no touchdowns, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said this isn’t an indicator of how the running back’s season will go.

The Steelers managed to squeak by the Browns, 21-18, but Bell’s best play of the game was a 10-yard reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. On the ground, he ran for just 32 yards on 10 touches.

What this means for the Bears: It’s too early to make any kind of definitive statement, but Cohen’s presence adds a meaningful punch to a backfield that already features 2016 1,300-yard rusher Howard. Cohen’s long run set the stage for a four-yard touchdown plunge from Howard, tying the team’s season opener at 10-all at halftime.

What this means for Tarik Cohen: Cohen has plenty to prove in 2017. Not only is he making the leap from an FCS program to the NFL, but he’s also one of the league’s smallest tailbacks at 5’6. On Sunday, he did the Bears — and alma mater North Carolina A&T — proud.

“I’ve got another decade of varied experience rather than going in there as essentially a person who grew up in coaching and scouting without a lot of experience in other areas,” he said.

Although this may be true, Savage knows the likelihood of getting another GM gig is slim.

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins says he’ll play no matter when baby born

There won’t be any decision for Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to make. If his wife goes into labor and the Redskins have a game, Cousins will be playing.

Cousins’ wife, Julie, is due with their first child on Sept. 18 — a day after the Redskins play at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 10, but at least in that case he’d be near the hospital and could drive there after the game. But if they play in Los Angeles and she goes into labor, he’ll need to make a cross-country flight to join her.

“He just had surgery last week so it’s slow right now, but the plan with him is that he’d come back at some point during the year,” Telesco told the team’s website Saturday.

Mike Williams was activated from the physically unable to perform list and placed on the Chargers’ active roster to start the season.
Telesco also discussed the decision to remove rookie wide receiver Mike Williams from the physically unable to perform list, saying he was “very encouraged” by the rookie receiver’s progress as he recovers from a herniated disk. Telesco estimated that Williams was “maybe a couple of weeks” away from being able to practice.

Perryman injured his ankle in the Chargers’ preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks. At the time of his injury, the expected timetable for the linebacker’s return was two months.

Harris has lived the impact of ownership in quarterback decisions in general and in black quarterback decisions in particular.

In Harris’ 1974 Rams season, he became the first black quarterback to start and win a playoff game. But prior to the 1977 Rams season, Harris was traded to the Chargers. Rams head coach Chuck Knox pleaded to retain him, but Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom insisted on the trade.

Harris has lived the impact of ownership in quarterback decisions in general and in black quarterback decisions in particular.

Harris was a personnel executive from 1997 through 2015 for three NFL teams: the Ravens, Jaguars, and Lions.

“I think any major decision like this usually starts with the owner’s approval,” Harris said. “Each organization has a decision process that is different. Usually you discuss character alerts, injury concerns, financial costs. But the Kaepernick discussions are taking on another realm. Sometimes the discussion about a quarterback can stop on the personnel level. Sometimes with the coach. It can end at a lot of different places. But owner approval is always going to be a part of the scenario.”

“There is no question in my mind that he is a better choice than what some teams are currently playing with.”

Fans can watch the game at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. They can also live stream it on NBC Sports.

The Cowboys, led by second-year quarterback Dak Prescott and second-year running back Ezekiel Elliott, are looking to build off their stellar 2016 season. Dallas went 13-3, won the NFC East, and was the No. 1 seed in the conference. Prescott, the 2016 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, won the starting gig last season after Tony Romo went down with an injury in the preseason.patriots_118-180x180

That’s gotta be a crazy conversation, right? Well, how about we play it out?

In an unnecessary exercise that allows us to examine some of the best performances from the 2016-17 NBA regular season, let’s take a closer look at that hypothetical discussion. Person “A” watched the entire season and must tell Person “B” — the friend who just woke up and, remember, is kind of annoying — about everything that happened.

Orlando has two eight-figure centers of their own and may have trouble finding a trade partner for either Bismack Biyombo (two years, $34 million plus a $17 million player option) or Nikola Vucevic (two years, $25 million).

Chicago could upgrade on Robin Lopez but will have plenty of other avenues for their available cap space.

This new reality is fascinating enough, but it poses a truly mind-bending problem: what happens with the players already on the books and those looking for homes in free agency?

While working through potential trade destinations for Valanciunas, a substantially more shocking realization presented itself: even just counting players under team control — meaning those under contract or where the team holds match rights — very few franchises need centers.

Dallas has seemingly carried a void next to Dirk Nowitzki since Tyson Chandler’s departure but acquired Nerlens Noel from Philadelphia for Justin Anderson and two second-round picks at the trade deadline. The Mavs appear highly likely to retain his services through restricted free agency.

It was the sixth time Thomas had attempted a 3-pointer out of that play, and Thomas made three of them. Just 48 seconds later, Celtics guard Terry Rozier made an open 3 in the right corner that tied the game.rangers_092-115x115

Fired GM Scot McCloughan is selling autographed Redskins gear on eBay

Scot McCloughan is, quite understandably, getting rid of mementos from his tenure as the Redskins’ general manager — but he isn’t holding a grudge.

McCloughan’s wife, Jessica, tweeted Friday that she had listed her husband’s signature team-logo camouflage baseball cap on eBay.

Despite the colossal mistake, Romo kept fighting and birdied the 18th to finish with a 3-over 75.

This wasn’t Romo’s first foray into U.S. Open qualifying. The scratch golfer advanced through a local U.S. Open qualifier in 2010. He shot a 71 in the first round of the 36-hole sectional qualifier, but he started his second round 8-over through three holes.

Unfortunately Romo’s dreams were dashed, along with a number of other aspiring golfers. It was always a long shot though because only an estimated 55 players will advance through sectional qualifying (the next round) to the June 15-18 U.S. Open.

Romo will be in the booth this upcoming NFL season for CBS as their lead NFL game analyst with Jim Nantz for Sunday afternoon games and “Thursday Night Football.”

Despite another deep playoff run for New England, it seemed like that this was the year the Patriots would lose at least half of the offensive-defensive coordinator combination they’ve had intact since 2012. Instead, Belichick’s top lieutenants are still around, maybe sensing that one of them will be in great position to succeed Belichick soon.

Look at that in contrast to the NFC champion Falcons, who lost Kyle Shanahan to the 49ers job and fired defensive coordinator Richard Smith after they blew the Super Bowl lead.


NFL Combine 2017 players by conference and college: SEC and Michigan the leaders

The Michigan Wolverines are the most-represented college program, with 14 players invited. Behind them: Alabama and LSU each have 10 invitees, while Clemson, Miami, and Texas A&M each have nine.

Players from just about every college level are included, which is one of the cool things about the Combine. The Big 12 has fallen well behind its Power 5 peers in recruiting, and that’s illustrated well in Combine invitations. The Big 12 is sending just one more player than the best non-power league, the American, and is nowhere near any of its big-revenue peers.

The Combine begins Feb. 28, but it starts in earnest with on-field workouts on March 3. It wraps on March 6, ahead of the draft on April 27.

“It’s a never give up mantra, Feb. 9 2011 I lost my second son to a heart condition. As you hold your son as he takes his last breath that’s pretty tough to go through and your whole life changes. There’s no bad days after that, so you’re living your life for someone else. He’s on my back always, that’s where Row The Boat originated.”

It was all well and good at Western Michigan, but eventually Fleck’s rising star was going to burn too bright for the Broncos and he’d be on to a different school. That’s exactly what happened in January when he became Minnesota’s head coach. In 2015, Fleck got the phrase trademarked at Western Michigan.

That meant that Fleck couldn’t just walk out the door and slap the slogan on anything Gopher related.

Von Miller suffers conveniently timed cramp that gives Broncos time to challenge a call

It’s a bad idea to accuse players of faking injuries because very often they’re not. There’s no question that whatever ailment that Von Miller suffered here came at a convenient time for the Broncos, however. The Raiders had just gained 17 yards on a dubious second down pass completion, and were hurrying to the line to run a play. The Broncos were running out of time to challenge the play, and that’s when Miller went down.

The Broncos threw the challenge flag and got the call overturned. Miller sat down on third down, but the Broncos held, forcing a punt. Miller did not appear to suffer a serious injury.

Von Miller walking off the field under his own power. Trainers not looking at him on the sideline.

Its been two full months since a NFL player got arrested and you have to think thee planning something big folks. Its like when a sleeper cell goes quite right before a big attack, I sense a league-wide version of The Purge coming along shortly to tie in with the holidays.

Chip Kelly reported called Lesean McCoy to bury the hatchet earlier this week, and Lesean reportedly pulled a reverse crank call and hung up on him. But then Chip denied that the call ever took place in his post-game press conference. Given there history I tend to buy the fact that Chip would refuse to call McCoys number especally if the call took place inside the 5 yard line.

Plus, this is why we need to be aloud to bring weapons into stadiums- not for protecton against terrorists but for protection against players:

LeSean McCoy, while sitting on the bench, shot a middle finger at someone.

Philip Rivers with literally the gutsiest performence of the week by far. Reports were that it was coming “out of both ends” before kickoff which sounds more like how Bills fans pregame then a actual NFL QB. Quick note on the importence of getting a flu shot here: You can think of a vaccine allmost like scout team- you get a little bit of the virus injected into your system so your immune system can gameplan for the real thing. Vaccinnes give your white blood cells a look, and Rivers failure to prepare cost his team the game.

Biggest Week 12 questions, stats and predictions

Taking a spin around the NFL to get you ready for Week 12:

The big questions

Which team will make a Ibraheim Campbell Womens Jersey move in the AFC West?

The Chiefs’ offense needs a lift as well. Kansas City is averaging 16.0 points in its past three games.

The Broncos go into this game as 3.5-point favorites.

Can the Baltimore Ravens finish strong?

At 5-5, the Ravens are only a half-game out of first place in the Isaiah Crowell Womens Jersey AFC North. But according to Football Outsiders, they have the most difficult remaining schedule in the NFL.

Our weekly ESPN Insider cheat sheet provides a rundown of the greatest hits from all of our Insider fantasy football content. In this file, you’ll find answers to the top questions of the week, along with injury updates, matchup advantages and wild-card plays from Eric Karabell, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Scott Kacsmar, Mike Clay and Al Zeidenfeld. It’s all the best tips, distilled into one handy file.

“Anything you want him to do, Bruce can do it.”

Smith, who had an interception, was given 11 tackles by PFF, four against the run, and had an interception for a grade of 79.5.

“The play of the game to me, it wasn’t an offensive play, it was the third-down run that Malcolm chased the guy down and tackled him short of the [first-down marker],” Carr said.

“Watch him on that play — he almost gets thrown because he’s trying to get off the block and he almost, he could have easily quit, could have easily been blocked, but he kept fighting. Malcolm made the play of the day right there. I think that’s the play of the game that goes unseen and unheard, but that was the play.”

J.J. Watt credits trainer for recognizing staph infection during injury-filled 2015 season

Add a staph infection to the long list of ailments that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered — and played through — during the 2015 season.

Watt, in a post for The Players’ Tribune, credits a Texans trainer for looking at “some weird bumps on my knee” and recognizing the infection. He said he was later told by a team doctor that, if it had gone undiagnosed, he could have lost Marqise Lee Authentic Jersey his leg.

During that 2015 season, Watt said he also suffered a broken hand, two torn abs, three torn adductor muscles and a herniated disc on two occasions. He didn’t miss a game.

“That was my 2015 season. Believe it or not, the scariest was probably the staph infection,” Watt wrote.

Schaaf is scheduled to present the deal to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in a closed-door session. It would then go to the Oakland City Council on Nov. 29, if it passes.

Davis reaffirmed to ESPN in October that he plans to play the next two seasons at the Oakland Coliseum, even if the team gets the green light from the NFL to move to Las Vegas.

“We want to bring a Super Bowl championship back to the Bay Area,” Davis said at the time.

Davis and the Raiders have the financing plan in place for a $1.9 billion stadium to be built in Las Vegas after the Nevada state legislature approved a tax plan in October to raise $750 million toward the project. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval then signed the Marqueston Huff Authentic Jersey bill, clearing the way for the stadium, which would also be used by UNLV’s football team.

Davis has denied speculation that supporting the Las Vegas plan was a way to force Oakland to build a new stadium.

“I made a commitment to the governor of Nevada,” he said in October. “I’ve never used another city as leverage.”

Relocation needs the blessing of three-fourths of NFL team owners, who historically have shunned Las Vegas because of its legalized sports betting.

Drew Stanton, now with the Arizona Cardinals, was a member of the 0-16 Lions in 2008

To Stanton, the worst part came as the season ended.

“We were at Green Bay to end the year and we lost, and that point you’re going to live in infamy as the worst team ever,” Stanton said.

Both players were rookies who did not play a Nick Foligno Authentic Jersey lot. Stanton played in three games; Avril started four.

“Honestly, I wasn’t paying attention to the record,” Avril said. “I was more so trying not to be the reason why you’re losing and trying to make a name for myself. So there wasn’t any pressure for me, but a lot of guys did start quitting.

Flacco has always downplayed the need to be that way. In 2013, Flacco poked fun at Lewis’ passionate pregame speeches.

“I love Ray, and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense,” Flacco said. “He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time.”

On Thursday, Lewis said Flacco isolates himself on the bench after a big play or bad play. He says he believes more emotional players like Steve Smith need to coax Flacco.

“It’s different personalities that can make him rally,” Lewis Rene Bourque Authentic Jersey said, “because that’s the only thing that can bring him out of that.”

The Ravens (5-4), who lead the AFC North, play Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys (8-1).

Really, it’s not a moment I want to remember or care to see again. I’ve never seen the play. Football is a tough game, so players are always going to get hurt while playing the game. That’s one of the hazards of the job. Believe me; I’ve seen a lot worse hits on film than the one on Joe, though. Everyone who thinks they know me wants to talk about that Monday Night Football game. First of all, like I said, I have never watched the play, don’t won’t to watch it, and I never will watch it. I saw it in person. I don’t want to see it again.