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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.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Refs couldn’t reverse the Carson Palmer fumble call because replay malfunctioned

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Carson Palmer fumble that led to a Carolina Panthers touchdown on the sixth play of Sunday’s game should have been ruled a forward pass, but a malfunction with the replay feed prevented the replay official from reviewing the play, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was told.

“We play football. I dropped the first one. I didn’t drop Jonathan Quick Authentic Jersey one after that. What does it matter? Because if we lose, then it’s like we’ll place blame on this person did this. No! As a team, we have a responsibility to win football games, and I get it, some plays could have helped. But there are still four quarters of football to be played, and we got to win. I don’t got time for that no more. I got time to win football games, only. No statistics. No ‘Who did this?’ Win, that’s all that matters. That’s what coach staff cares about. That’s what I care about. That’s what Kelly Hrudey Authentic Jersey we all care about — winning football games.”

After an impressive training camp that saw the 16th-overall pick in 2015 stick with the big club, Barzal, 19, has managed to get into just two of the Islanders’ first six games and is back to being a healthy scratch after a game against the Montreal Canadiens in which a Barzal turnover led to a goal. There were also other defensive issues. The Islanders are off to a 3-5 start and coach Jack Capuano told reporters he can’t keep experimenting with his forward lines and needs to find continuity, although he wouldn’t cite Barzal’s miscues as the reason for his return to the press box.

One might have expected the Panthers to struggle, especially offensively, without top six forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jonathan Huberdeau, who are lost long-term to injury. And they have, losing two in a row, giving the defending Atlantic Division champions a 3-3-1 record. In the absence of those players, the Panthers will be looking for their leaders to fill the void. And although former rookie of the year Ekblad leads the team in average ice time at 24:12, playing mostly against opposing teams’ top offensive units, he has struggled on the offensive side of the puck. Ekblad, 20, has one goal and zero assists, his lone score coming on the power play. The Panther power play, by the way, is 22nd in the league.

With stars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin not at 100 percent and a slew of injuries to other key players, the Dallas Stars are up against it early. Plus, the Wild and Ducks are coming out ahead.

Much is expected from defenseman Stecher, 22, after an outstanding training camp, and he’ll get a chance to earn his keep in a prominent role as he gets just his second NHL start Friday, likely playing against the NHL’s leading scorer. Coach Willie Desjardins told reporters in Vancouver that Stecher, who signed as a free agent with the hometown Canucks after three years at the University of North Dakota, will likely be paired with veteran Alexander Edler against the Oilers’ top offensive unit, led by McDavid. A solid showing Friday would put Stecher in line for a repeat performance Saturday against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

Pederson addressed those comments at his day-after news conference.

The ‘easiest job in America’ is being a Dallas Cowboys running back

The “easiest job In America” — Ezekiel Elliott is looking forward to running behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.

CLOWNEY VS. THE PRESS: Houston Texans step in after reporter attacks Jadeveon Clowney. The No. 1 pick from 2014 may be under scrutiny, but that doesn’t mean you can take a cheap shot at the man and expect his team to lie down and take it.

With deepest regrets I want to apologize to the @BuffaloBills organization, my fans, my family and the entire NFL football community for the incident that led to me missing 4 games for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. I will not #makeexcuses for the events in question and will allow the process to proceed as is required by the @NFL; however, please know and understand I am Cole Beasley Jersey committed to the game and am more committed to my #Billsorganization and fans. This temporary setback will only fuel my desire and commitment to bring #Buffalochampionships and the #SuperBowl. I ask at this time that you continue to #believe in me and I will continue to invest all that I have to bring honor and respect to the organization and my fans and ultimately bring #Buffalomafia what it deserves – a #SuperBowl! Thank you for continuing to support me – I will rise above this setback, as with every challenge brings an opportunity for growth and supreme #success!

His absence creates another area of concern for a Dak Prescott Jersey Bills team that has already lost several key players to injury. Rookie Shaq Lawson is expected to miss at least the first month of the season as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Outside linebacker I.K. Enempkali suffered a season-ending ACL tear in preseason action against the Colts and rookie inside linebacker Reggie Ragland will miss the entire season with a knee injury.

The Bills also open the season with a tough four-game slate against the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots.

This is the second suspension Dareus has faced for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse. In 2015, he served a one-game suspension for a violation after signing a six-year contract extension for more than $96 million.

Dareus started all 15 games he was eligible to play in last season, finishing 2015 with 51 tackles and two sacks.

Corbin Bryant is the next man up at nose tackle, according to the Bills’ depth chart. Bryant finished the 2015 season with 45 tackles. He played in all 16 games for Buffalo last year, with 10 starts.

Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up the air

It was Biddle who once said: Not everyone is going to like you. If you want that, go be a greeter at Wal-Mart. Well, we knew a greeter at Wal-Mart once, and he was a real bastard. His first words to us upon entering the store were: Keep it moving,. Our name is not. Then, and we’re not totally sure about this, but we think he flipped us off. yeah, : strike one. Let’s go to the vital statistics: Name: Biddle. Writes For:. Former Employers: Nashville Banner, Daytona Beach News Journal, City Press-Chronicle. Born: City, Tenn. Attended: East Danny Shelton Jersey Tennessee State University. Others To Attend ETSU: Kenny Chesney. Most Often Heard On: WWTN-FM The Fan SportsNight. Nicknames: Biddle ‘n Bits; Dauber. Most Resembles: Chris Griffin.

Why, the final analysis, he’s still better than most of us: Served tour of duty Vietnam, 1969. Telling Quote: It hurts a little bit to have to acknowledge that The Tennessean was right. Never mind that Biddle probably has more inaccuracies one daily column than Collen has had a lifetime. – It’s been an exhaustive few days here at Deadspin; we’ve spent most of our time here reading Biddle columns. Our conclusion is that he couldn’t put a coherent sentence together if you spotted him It was the best of times, it was the worst… It’s as if most of his columns DeMario Davis Jersey were cobbled together by elves; little, flimsy wooden structures which fall to pieces under the least bit of fact or scrutiny. We’ll admit it, half the time we didn’t know what we were looking at, as this piece, which we think is a notes column. Then there was the column on the Belmont-Lipscombe basketball rivalry, which included the line If it gets any closer, these two teams will turn into Siamese twins. Is there a high school journalism advisor on the premises? We need a red pencil, stat! There wasn’t a hint of insight that column, no real reason we should be reading it. We guess that, with his radio gigs and many appearances at various local conferences and media events, Biddle is what passes for as sports celebrity Tennessee. He’s embraced this fame to the detriment of his writing, which has fewer calories than garden cress. On top of that, he’s starting to get the reputation as a curmudgeon – the words argumentative for no reason and old codger are mentioned more than once when locals refer to him. journalism, that’s the refuge of soundrels.

TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 14: Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up the air after he hits a three-run home run the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14 Toronto, Canada. understands the emotions behind Bautista’s bat flip. Tom Szczerbowski Getty Images No matter where you stand on Bautista’s bat flip — whether you think it was warranted or unwarranted — there’s no denying there was a ton of emotion the Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger’s homer. It is for that reason that MLB Players Association executive director thinks that the blast was enjoyable. There’s a way to do it and as I told, that situation at that time even as a fan, it was an exciting time, told Sportsnet. That’s not a disrespect to the pitcher — that’s not a spot that he wants to be either — but oftentimes over the course of a six-month and 162 folks think guys are going through the motions. The truth is it’s there and guys do the best they can to control it, and there are times when it comes out and when it does I think it’s great. The home run gave the Jays the lead against the Texas Rangers the lead the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS. Sam Dyson, the pitcher on the receiving end of the homer, didn’t approve of the bat flip. After the game, he told reporters, He’s doing stuff that kids do whiffle ball and backyard baseball. It shouldn’t be done. The Blue Jays went on the win the game, and the series, to advance to the ALCS.

Veteran Cavs don’t view age as a problem

The 50-plus year championship drought is over in Cleveland. And the group the Cavaliers are bringing back to defend that title seems almost as old as that ringless streak the Cavs ended back in June.

The Cavs open training camp Tuesday with the oldest roster in the league, with an average age of 29.7, according to Their closest competition is the Los Angeles Clippers (29.6). The team they beat in the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors, is significantly younger (27.5).

While the Warriors reloaded in the offseason with 27-year-old superstar Kevin Durant, the biggest names the Cavs acquired in the summer are closer to 40 than they are to 30.

Cleveland traded for 36-year-old swingman Mike Dunleavy and signed 38-year-old Chris “Birdman” Andersen as a free agent. They’ll join a roster that already features four other thirty-somethings in LeBron James (31), Channing Frye (33), James Jones (35) and Richard Jefferson (36). If and when the Cavs come to a contract agreement with J.R. Smith (30), half of their roster will be on the wrong side of the big 3-0.

The Cavs are aware of the perception that’s out there but point to the fact that three of their top four players — outside of James — are young and in or entering their primes, in Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

“You know, they talk about us being old and having an experienced team, but Kyrie’s young, Tristan is young, K-Love’s young, [Iman Shumpert] is young, so the core of our team and what we’re trying to do, they’re young,” said coach Tyronn Lue, ironically one of the league’s youngest head coaches at 39 years old. “Plus, LeBron has the body of a 19-year-old, so going forward I just don’t think our team is old. We do have to watch our minutes, and going forward we’ve got to have our health going into the playoffs.”

Cleveland actually got a little younger Monday when 33-year-old Mo Williams had a change of heart after announcing his intention to play one final season and instead chose to retire. His minutes at backup point guard will be occupied, most likely, by some combination of rookie Kay Felder (21), second-year vet Jordan McRae (25) or fourth-year guard DeAndre Liggins (28), who is a camp invitee on a partially-guaranteed deal, a team source told

Cleveland could pursue another free agent on the market (35-year-old Kirk Hinrich, 30-year-old Mario Chalmers and 27-year-old Norris Cole have all been discussed internally, as first reported by, but that is not necessarily the Cavs’ planned approach.

“We feel very comfortable with where we are at the point guard position, the versatility that we have to absorb that,” Cavs general manager David Griffin said. “We have other people that can guard the position. Because of LeBron, we have additional people that can also play the position offensively, and frankly we’re really excited about finding out what some of the younger players on our roster can do.

Now it’s up to new GM Bryan Colangelo to balance out the roster as the franchise looks to take the next step in its rebuilding efforts.

Even though he’s yet to suit up, Embiid’s fun-loving and affable personality has always been on full display. Just check out his social media accounts. After all, what other player has asked Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs and arm-wrestled Justin Bieber?

It’s all part of the package that is Joel Embiid.

The process is about to be put to the test yet again. The Sixers and their fans have no choice but to trust it.

When it comes to this kid, you want to, even if it’s a risky proposition. Just listen to him talk.

“My coaches sometimes say I’m a little bit too competitive,” Embiid said. “But I want to win, and I feel like we should win every game. That’s all I care about — especially in this city where they’ve been looking for a team to win. I’m glad the Eagles are doing well, so I think it’s our turn.”