Lawrence Timmons played ten seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, his Miami Dolphins career could be in jeopardy after zero minutes of the regular season. Some Steeler fans are already jumping the gun, speculating on a return to western PA for the Law Dog.
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17 teams have failed to muster an average of more than 20 points per game this season. For a lot of those squads, it’s just the statistical quirk of being a small sample size. The ones that should be the most concerned are the nine teams that still haven’t averaged more than 15 points a game — the Bears, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Colts, Giants, Seahawks, Texans and 49ers.
The numbers should improve soon enough for some teams. The Seahawks have enough skill talent and a quarterback that some smarter coaching and scheming could do wonders. Cleveland and Buffalo are rebuilding.
The Bears would be better once they abandon the Mike Glennon experiment. The Colts will improve when Andrew Luck comes back, someday. Not that either of those teams is going to turn themselves into a winner this year.
Panic index: Acceptance. It’s not going to get a lot better for most of these teams, except maybe the Seahawks. Three teams on this list really need to do some soul searching. The Bengals, Giants and Texans should all be much scoring at a better clip than they are. Plus, Houston and New York have the kind of defenses where they don’t necessarily have to score 30 points per game. Cincinnati feels like the most hopeless outfit on this list.
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The Browns, whose players participated in some of the most visible national anthem protests in the preseason, took a novel approach in their season opener against the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Before the national anthem, the stadium’s video screens played a video discussing racial inequality in the U.S. Afterward, the players stood on the field for the national anthem.
Haden had been under contract for $11.1 million this season, $11.2 million next season and $10.5 million in 2019, though he was not subject to waivers and was free to sign with another team beginning Wednesday after 4 p.m. ET.
Haden missed a number of games over the past two years with various injuries, including a concussion, finger injury and a groin issue. Still, the 28-year-old was expected to be a key component in the Browns’ defense.
Instead, he’ll face his former team Sunday at 1 p.m. ET when the Steelers visit Cleveland.
Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season isn’t finished, but after Sunday’s results, it’s not too early to overreact to what happened in the opening games. Every team that won is not headed to the Super Bowl. Every team that lost is not headed to the No. 1 overall draft pick.
In some cases, there is legitimate cause for panic. In others, there is some reason to celebrate.
The rest lie somewhere in between. Here’s supporting or debunking the most popular overreaction for each team.
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Game Kids Scott Tolzien Jersey In drawing the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, Seferian-Jenkins gets an ideal matchup as the San Diego Chargers’ tight end duo of Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry established that the position can attack vulnerabilities in the Dolphins’ defense to the tune of a combined 26 fantasy points. Look for Seferian-Jenkins to be targeted at least five times, which should result in a solid fantasy output.
I’m intrigued by the potential Griffin has as a target hog as the current top tight end on a team that led the AFC in targets to the position in 2016. With game script likely to trend pass-heavy as sizable road dogs, Griffin could earn a good portion of Deshaun Watson’s attention in New England on Sunday. -J.M.
And he rips RG every chance he gets, like every meeting, and we’re sitting there looking like, ‘Yeah. You know what? You were just so happy that Mike and Kyle and them is gone, but now you’re getting your behind ripped every day, because you’re not playing the kind of football that we need to play for us to be successful.’ So it comes back and bites you in your behind because now you see this guy is at home.
Griffin, via Twitter, said he has been lied on a lot over the years.
After Shanahan was fired, reports trickled out that he was not firmly in favor of trading up to draft Griffin in 2012. Washington won the NFC East in Griffin’s rookie year, and he was voted to the Pro Bowl.
Youth John Smoltz Jersey There was a faction that didn’t care for him and some who did. Griffin was voted a team captain in Cleveland last season. The Browns released him in the offseason, and he remains unemployed.
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The NFL’s relaxed celebration rules meant Steelers wideout Antonio Brown would have the opportunity to outdo himself when he found the end zone this fall. Instead, he played a supporting role after teammate Martavis Bryant hauled in a 27-yard touchdown catch and then dropped to a knee to roll some dice.
What it means for Martavis Bryant: Bryant scored his first touchdown since 2015, rewarding Pittsburgh’s faith after he was forced to sit out the entire 2016 season due to suspension. He had only two receptions in his season debut last week.
What it means for the Steelers: Bryant broke away from a host of Vikings defenders to give Pittsburgh an early 7-0. More importantly, it put pressure on Brown to step up his celebration game and top his teammate’s craps game. We’ll see if the All-Pro wideout can make good on his promise to take advantage of the league’s more lenient celebration rules.
Lions 24, Giants 10: Another possession and another failed fourth down attempt for New York. The comeback effort isn’t looking too hot right now.
Lions 24, Giants 10: New York went for it on fourth down near Authentic Earnest Byner Jersey midfield and completed a pass to running back Shane Vereen that fell short of a first down. The referees initially brought out the chains and ruled it was a first down, but the Blake Bortles Jersey Lions challenged the spot of the ball and won. When the chains were brought back out for another measurement, the ball was well short of a first down, giving possession back to Detroit.
Lions 24, Giants 10: Rookie Jamal Agnew went flying through the middle of the New York special teams for an 88-yard punt return touchdown off a 60-yard punt. Once he juked out punter Brad Wing in the middle of the field, he was a goner.
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Paul Richardson scored the game-winning touchdown for the Seahawks against the 49ers on Sunday — but the touchdown isn’t the most impressive part. It was what Richardson went through prior to making the play.
Richardson suffered a compound fracture of his right ring finger on Seattle’s opening drive of the game. His teammate Doug Baldwin told ESPN the graphic specifics.
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you guys this but he dislocated his finger,” Baldwin said. “It came out of his skin and he’s sitting there bleeding, his bone is out of the skin. He goes into the locker room, sews it up and tapes it up, comes back out and scores the game-winning touchdown.”
The Texans enter this game with just a 2-6 SU and ATS record in their last eight road games per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Cincinnati was the only team in action last week that failed to record a point, getting shut out 20-0 at home against the Baltimore Ravens. The defense did an excellent job of limiting the Ravens to just 20 points on Andy Dalton’s five-turnover day. The Bengals had strung together five Alcides Escobar Jersey straight winning seasons from 2011 to 2015, but last year that streak came to an end with a 6-9-1 SU campaign. Cincinnati Frank White Womens Jersey is 3-6-1 SU and 4-6 ATS over its last 10 games.
Thursday night’s total is set at 38 points. The UNDER is 4-0 in the last four games between these two teams.
Houston and Cincinnati both put together two of the worst home performances of Week 1. Since 2007, only nine of the 83 teams that have started the season off 0-2 SU have gone on to make the postseason. Just four days removed from their dud games on Sunday, the Texans and Bengals will try to avoid this unenviable position.
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NFL teams have made 30 trades since Aug. 1, more than twice the average for the same period over the previous five years. There are multiple reasons why.
Who will be the first QB to lose his starting gig? Who’s playing for a big contract next offseason? We checked in with NFL execs for their thoughts on which quarterbacks have the most to prove heading into the regular season.
Predictions! That’s right. The NFL season is mere days away, which means it’s time to zip ahead four months and tell you what will happen in 2017 so you don’t have to go to the trouble of waiting to find out.
Many players, coaches and rookies will have great years, but you’re wondering which ones will have the best years. And we’re here to tell you.
A crack panel of our experts pulled their minds together to try to predict who will win the league’s end-of-season awards. Below are the top picks for everything except MVP, which we’ll reveal in the preseason edition of our NFL MVP Poll on Wednesday. For now, you can whet your appetite with these tasty morsels.
Methodology: We tabbed the panel of 12 experts who will vote in this season’s NFL MVP poll. Each nominated their top three candidates for the six awards included below. First-place votes are worth three points, second-place votes are worth two, and third-place votes are worth one. Reminder: These are just predictions.
The most unexpected element in Week 1 for the Chiefs was the superb all-around play of rookie running back Kareem Hunt. Hunt rushed for 148 yards, caught passes for 98 more and scored three touchdowns. Priest Holmes is the only other Chiefs player to hit those numbers all in the same game. While Hunt can’t continue that pace, he can be a consistent threat for the Chiefs. “I saw probably the same thing . . . at camp every day,’’ coach Andy Reid said. “He’s a load and you know he is talented and he’s a smart kid, which helps in that position.’’
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The Detroit Lions have signed punter Jeff Locke to replace the injured Kasey Redfern, who was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Locke was the Minnesota Vikings’ punter for four seasons, averaging 43.2 yards per punt before going to Indianapolis this offseason. The Colts, however, released him last month.
Elliott displayed a strong leg on field goals and kickoffs, just missing a Eric Weddle Jersey 60-yard attempt wide in the Bengals’ final preseason game. Bullock, however, had an almost perfect camp. He did not miss a kick in a preseason game until the final week and was also more consistent in B.W. Webb Jerseypractice.
The Bengals highly value their draft picks and rarely cut rookie draftees in their first year. That made waiving Elliott a difficult decision, because they knew there was a strong possibility he would be picked up by another team. But Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Bullock was the clear winner of the job.
“There’s a lot of data, a lot more data than you’re aware of,” Lewis said. “So we have to go by that or else there’s no reason to keep track of everything we do. Obviously if it was anything close, Jake would have won the job.”
A spokesperson with the La Verne Police Department confirmed that Browner was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, but the spokesperson declined to comment on any circumstances of the arrest because of the department’s ongoing investigation.
Browner was a founding member of the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom secondary, playing for the team from 2011 to 2013. He spent the 2014 season with the New England Patriots, helping them win Super Bowl XLIX over Seattle, and then spent the 2015 season with the New Orleans Saints.
He signed with the Seahawks last offseason and tried to make the team as a safety, but he was cut in the spring and has not been signed by an NFL team since.
Browner is from Sylmar, California.
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It was a really functional building that served its purpose very well, Falcons CEO and president Rich McKay said in July. We did not want to build a better Georgia Dome. That was not the object. If we would have done that, we would have renovated the Georgia Dome. We really wanted to change the game and do it for a long, long time.
The security grilled me for three hours. I had been visiting one of my plants in Windsor (Canada). Three hours! I had enough. I made a few calls. They finally let me go. I got a letter later (one dated Aug. 22, 2006) from the U.S. government apologizing. It assured me that this would not happen again.
But even today, Khan takes no chances.
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Every time he has traveled since, he carries that government-issued letter, his passport, and a small handful of other important identity papers in a clear, plastic folder. It is always with him, accessible. He knows instantly, exactly where to find it in his briefcase. The letter is never folded. Eleven years later, it remains crisp. Unblemished.
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The Bears were roundly criticized after sending four picks to San Francisco to move up one spot in the draft and select Trubisky, but the UNC product’s efficient preseason suggests the overpay may have been worth it. He played his way into the starting conversation after completing more than 70 percent of his passes and posting a 3:0 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his first three preseason games.
While $45 million acquisition Mike Glennon eventually shook off enough rust to claim the team’s top spot, Trubisky will have every opportunity to push him for snaps this season. The Bears can jettison Glennon next offseason with just $4.5 million in dead cap money on the books. A comparison of their preseason performances could mean his tryout may not last long.
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He participated in warm-ups inside the Giants’ practice bubble on Wednesday before going off to work on the side with a trainer. The star wide receiver then went outside with a trainer and did some light running while his teammates ran through drills. Beckham was not seen doing any full-speed sprints or running before the media left about 20 minutes into practice.
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[Wednesday] was a good day, Beckham said when asked whether it’s the most he’s done since injuring the ankle 16 days ago. I don’t know about the most I’ve done.
Beckham is trying to get back in time for Sunday night’s opener in Texas against the Dallas Cowboys. He said he’s done some running and cutting, though he didn’t note whether it was at full speed. The Pro Bowler was jogging at about 60 percent on Wednesday.
The Giants are still closely monitoring his progress with the opener four days away. They have their most physical practice of the week scheduled for Thursday.
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A week before McGregor’s first fight in the UFC in April 2013, he collected a welfare check of 鈧?80 (roughly $204). This, despite the fact that he accumulated a 12-2 record as a professional fighter in Europe.
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Ducks fly together, and so do the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. On Tuesday, the Wings announced one of many themed nights scheduled for their upcoming season, and jerseys from Disney’s famous hockey movie that spawned an actual NHL team are one of them.
These jerseys, nearly identical to the movie jersey with a replica of their mascot, Slappy, instead of the famous duck, will be worn on Dec. 22 against the Toledo Walleye.
Coach Jack Del Rio typically keeps to his policy of not commenting on injuries and the Raiders are not required to file an injury report with the league until Wednesday.
— Quarterback Derek Carr had his jersey No. 4 retired Saturday night at halftime of Fresno State’s 66-0 home win win over Incarnate Word.
“I can’t tell you how much this means to me,” Carr said during a halftime ceremony. “I dreamed of this moment as a little boy, and now it’s finally happened.”
Carr holds 27 school passing records as well as 21 record in the Mountain West Conference.
But, he said, he was “very logical about it all.” Even with his rather limited knowledge of NFL football, he knew punters were drafted rarely, and that the entire league might have four or five job openings a year. He prepared himself for a handful of workouts and perhaps a few tryouts. There was no major draft party.
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