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31-12-2019 06:45:33

The Bills took it on the chin against the Eagles in Week Eight Jaquan Johnson NFL Jersey , but they got back on track against another NFC East club this Sunday.Buffalo extended Washington’s run without a touchdown to 13 quarters in a 24-9 home win. The victory leaves the Bills with a 6-2 record halfway through their schedule while Washington is now 1-8 in another lost season.Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to cap the first Buffalo drive of the day and ran for another score later in the first half. The Bills offense was quiet for much of the second half, but they took advantage of good field position late in the fourth quarter to drive for a Devin Singletary touchdown that put the icing on the cake.Dwayne Haskins was making his first start at quarterback for Washington and interim head coach Bill Callahan went with a game plan that called for the running game and defense to pave a path to victory. Adrian Peterson ran for 101 yards in the first half, but the Bills tightened up and only allowed him eight yards on eight carries after the break.Haskins avoided disaster against the Buffalo defense, but was just 15-of-22 for 144 yards and the lack of an ability to move the ball through the air made life very difficult for the offense. They’ll have a bye week to try to sort things out and find a way back to the end zone for the first time since the third quarter of Week Six.The Bills will hit the road to face the Browns and the Dolphins in the next two weeks. Given their work against losing teams this year, the chances that they’ll be 8-2 after those road trips don’t look too bad. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn’t believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday.The donation he made to Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he received from Bills fans before the preseason game were chilling.And Dalton was able to keep his emotions in check on the first snap from scrimmage to hit John Ross for a 57-yard touchdown pass in leading the Bengals to a 26-13 victory.“It was a good day. I think the way it started was the best part Jaquan Johnson NFL Draft ,” Dalton said. “The game went well, too.”The Bills could not say the same about their offense, and a three-way quarterback competition that remains unsettled.Rookie Josh Allen struggled in his first preseason start , while getting little protection from an offensive line that allowed five sacks in the first half alone. He finished 6 of 12 and was sacked for more yards (39) than he had passing (34).“I didn’t do a good enough job getting the ball out on time,” the first-round pick said. “I’ve got to do a better job, but there’s a lot to learn from.”Dalton eased whatever concerns the starters raised with their sputters in last week’s 21-13 win at Dallas by producing three scoring drives — two touchdowns and a field goal — over five series against the Bills.Dalton finished 11 of 16 for 180 yards and two touchdowns — including a 14-yarder to A.J. Green — to celebrate the warm reception he received in Buffalo nine months after playing a key role in the Bills making the playoffs and ending a 17-year playoff drought.It happened in the final minute of the season finale against Baltimore on New Year’s Eve. Dalton’s 49-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Tyler Boyd sent the Bengals to a 31-27 win Jaquan Johnson Buffalo Bills Jersey , and eliminated the Ravens from playoff contention.Bills fans responded immediately by making over $450,000 to Dalton’s charitable foundation.“It’s a crazy story, and it’s been fun to be on this side of it,” Dalton said. “The best part is all the money that was raised.”Buffalo’s offense continues to raise concerns two weeks before opening the regular season at Baltimore.Allen generated just three first downs before being forced out of the game in the final minute of the first half. He was escorted off the field to be evaluated for a possible concussion after being tackled by Carlos Dunlap in the end zone.Though Allen was cleared to return, he stayed on the sideline while Nathan Peterman finished the game.This was a week after the starters went three-and-out in four series and starter AJ McCarron was sacked once and hit several other times before being sidelined with an injury to his right throwing shoulder in a 19-17 win at Cleveland.“It’s disappointing,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “We’re going to make sure we’re helping him with protection and catching the football and not beating ourselves with penalties. Let’s just start there.”SACK ATTACKLinebacker Carl Lawson had 2 1/2 of the Bengals five sacks in the first half Color Rush Jaquan Johnson Jersey , and nearly had an interception. He was in position to pick off Allen’s underthrown pass up the right sideline only to have tight end Charles Clay break it up.PETERMAN TIMEThe Bengals led 23-0 before the Bills mounted a comeback with two scores late in the third quarter.Peterman hit Jason Croom for a 17-yard touchdown, and then Travaris Cadet scored on a 1-yard run on a drive set up by Rafael Bush intercepting Bengals backup Matt Barkley’s pass. Peterman finished 16 of 21 for 200 yards, and upped his preseason total to 33 of 41 for 432 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.WELCOME BACKBengals tight end Tyler Eifert had one catch for 11 yards while targeted three times in making his preseason debut. The Bengals’ 2013 first-round draft pick is coming off back surgery and was limited to playing just two games last year.INJURIESBengals: Left tackle Cordy Glenn stood on the sideline, but did not return after hurting his right shoulder in the first quarter. Coach Marvin Lewis said Glenn was fine. Guard Christian Westerman (back) and running back Jarveon Williams (left knee) did not return.Bills: Backup linebacker Julian Stanford did not return after hurting his nose in the first half. RB LeSean McCoy (hip/groin) and left tackle Dion Dawkins (hip) did not play after being injured in practice this week.ANTHEM UPDATEThe Bengals stood together along the sideline except for Dunlap, who stood on the field at the 45 with his hand on his chest. No member of the Bills appeared to protest.UP NEXTBengals: Host Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night.Bills: At Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

31-12-2019 06:32:55

The Giants signed Mike Remmers in May with expectations he would win the starting right tackle job. The Giants surely still believe that happens — and certainly hope that happens — but the team has yet to see him to know for sure.Remmers did not take a snap in the spring Harry Carson Jersey , according to Ryan Dunleavy of the , as the eight-year veteran continues to rehab from offseason back surgery.Remmers signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Giants after refusing a pay cut with the Vikings. Changing teams allows Remmers to move back to his natural position of tackle after making most of his starts at guard in his two seasons with the Vikings.He will compete with Chad Wheeler, who made 14 starts at right tackle for the Giants last season. Wheeler allowed 5.5 sacks … lor-jersey , according to STATS, Inc., and received one holding penalty, prompting the Giants to look for some veteran help in free agency.Remmers Womens Carl Banks Jersey , 30, played for Giants coach Pat Shurmur when Shurmur was the offensive coordinator in Minnesota in 2017. The Giants might want first-round pick Daniel Jones to sit for three years.Eli Manning is apparently not convinced they see it that way.Via Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, WFAN host Mike Francesa just said that Manning has canceled his long-standing weekly spot on the station “because he’s not certain he will be the starting QB throughout the season.”While that could always be Francesa’s interpretation, it also flies in the face of the Giants’ self-proclaimed “Kansas City model Mark Bavaro Jersey ,” approach, which would be to let the rookie learn from the veteran quarterback for at least a year before the eventual shift.If Manning is convinced he’s on a much shorter leash, it underscores why the team used the sixth pick on Jones rather than try to wait to get him later. And it would represent a remarkable turn of events for a team that has held onto Manning for this long, while jettisoning other more productive players. #AsExpected … ing-jersey , there was another side to this story. According to Andrew Marchand of the , the Giants told WFAN weeks ago Manning wanted to end the regular spot. He will still make occasional appearances.

31-12-2019 04:22:18

Los Angeles Rams Injury Report: Marcus Peters questionable Youth Alexander Mattison Jersey , Aqib Talib to IR Facing off against the tandem of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen is probably not the best time to be missing both of your starting cornerbacks, but that’s the situation that the Los Angeles Rams find themselves in as they prepare to face the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football.One of the Rams’ starting corners, Aqib Talib, is not listed on the team’s injury report. That’s because, as we discussed in our Q&A with Turf Show Times earlier today, he has already been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss the next eight weeks after undergoing ankle surgery. The other starter, Marcus Peters, is listed by the Rams as “questionable” with an ankle injury of his own after being carried off the field by teammates in the Rams win over the Chargers in Week 3. Peters did not practice on Monday or Tuesday Super Bowl Alexander Mattison Jersey , but was a limited participant on Wednesday.The Rams have declared two players as “out” for tomorrow night’s game. They are kicker Greg Zuerlein, who will miss this one with a. . .cringe. . .groin injury. Also out for the Rams is wide receiver/kick returner JoJo Natson, who will miss the game with a hand injury. Get back, JoJo!Finally, the Rams will likely be missing another starter in linebacker Mark Barron. Barron is listed as “doubtful” with an ankle injury, and was limited in practice on Wednesday after missing the previous two days.The full Rams’ injury report is below. We’ll have more coverage of this game over the next 24 hours or so as we approach kickoff at the Coliseum.Los Angeles Rams injury report vs Minnesota VikingsPlayerPositionInjuryMonday*TuesdayWednesdayThursday StatusPlayerPositionInjuryMonday*TuesdayWednesdayThursday Status* - The Rams did not actually practice on Monday, but this is what they estimate the injury report would have looked like if they had. Revenge is a dish best served. . .with cheese" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteDaily Norsemana Minnesota Vikings communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryVikingsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsFiled under:NFL Revenge WeekRevenge Week: Favre’s return to Lambeau named best “revenge game” of past quarter centuryNew,19commentsRevenge is a dish best served. . .with cheeseCDTShareTweetShareShareRevenge Week: Favre’s return to Lambeau named best “revenge game” of past quarter centuryPhoto by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesAs “Revenge Week” continues across the SB Nation network of football sites Discount Alexander Mattison Jersey , our friends at the mothership have named a performance by a member of the Minnesota Vikings to be the best “revenge game” of the past 25 seasons of NFL football.Charles McDonald compiled the list for SB Nation, and his top choice was none other than Brett Favre making his return to Lambeau Field in 2009.We spoke briefly about Favre’s first game against his former team, the Green Bay Packers, when we looked at revenge games earlier this week. But the game we talked about was on friendly grounds at the Metrodome. McDonald instead focuses on Favre’s return to Wisconsin, where Favre put on an even better performance than he did the first time he met his former club.After Favre’s second touchdown pass of the game, a 51-yard work of art to Percy Harvin, the Vikings had staked themselves to a 24-3 lead. The Packers mounted a comeback to get themselves to within four points late in the third quarter at 24-20, but Favre provided two more touchdown passes. . .a 2-yarder to Jeff Dugan and a 16-yarder to Bernard Berrian. . .to salt the game away for Minnesota Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey nfl draft , who left Lambeau Field with a 38-26 victory and a 7-1 record.Again, Favre didn’t throw for a ton of yards in the game, completing 17-of-28 passes for 244 yards, but those four touchdown passes propelled the Vikings to victory.Yes, we know how the 2009 season wound up ending for the Vikings, but it certainly wasn’t because the Packers did anything to stop the Vikings or slow them down. The two performances by Favre against his former team that season were outstanding, and the second is now the best “revenge game” in the past quarter century of NFL football.

31-12-2019 04:07:45

NEW YORK JETS (5-8) at BALTIMORE (11-2)Thursday White Josh Martin Jerseys , 8:20 p.m. EST, FOXOPENING LINE - Ravens by 14 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 5-8, Baltimore 7-5-1SERIES RECORD - Baltimore leads 8-2LAST MEETING - Jets beat Ravens 24-16, Oct. 23, 2016LAST WEEK - Jets beat Dolphins 22-21; Ravens beat Bills 24-17AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 24, Ravens No. 1.JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (30).JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (2) Josh Martin Jerseys 2019 , PASS (18)RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (26).RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (6), PASS (9).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ravens can clinch second straight AFC North title with victory. ... Baltimore already earned playoff berth and holds lead in race for No. 1 seed in AFC. ... Jets have won four of five. ... New York yielding NFL-low 3.03 yards per carry and leads league with 98 tackles for no gain or negative yardage. ... Jets held Miami to no TDs in six red-zone possessions last week, allowed seven field goals. ... New York LB Kyle Phillips had 13 tackles vs. Dolphins. ... Jets’ opponents are 2 for 10 on fourth downs. Ravens have converted 15 of 20 attempts. ... Jets have scored 148 points over last six games, sixth-highest total in NFL. ... New York RB Bilal Powell ranks eighth on franchise career list with 3,645 yards. ... RB Le’Veon Bell White Juston Burris Jerseys , inactive last week with flu, expected to return. He leads Jets with 589 yards on ground and three rushing TDs in a career-low season so far. ... Jets QB Sam Darnold was picked third overall in 2018 draft, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson taken 32nd in same draft. ... Darnold has 15 TD throws and 11 interceptions this season; Jackson has NFL-high 28 TD passes and six INTs. Jackson also needs only 23 yards to break Michael Vick’s single-season record for yards rushing by a QB (1,039 in 2006). ... Jets WR Demaryius Thomas had first TD catch last week and seeks fourth straight game with at least five receptions against Ravens. ... New York S Jamal Adams leads team with 77 tackles and ranks second with 6 ½ sacks. ... Ravens own nine-game winning streak, most during single season in franchise history and longest run in NFL this year. ... Ravens have beaten seven teams with winning records during streak. ... Baltimore leads NFL in points per game (33.1), yards rushing (200.9) and ranks second in total yards (408.2). ... Baltimore also leads NFL with plus-194 point differential. ... Ravens 12-0 over past two seasons when Jackson runs for at least 70 yards, 14-2 when he reaches 60. ... Baltimore WR Willie Snead has TD catches in three of last four games vs. AFC East. ... Ravens have five TDs on defense, tied with Jets for most in NFL. ... Ravens own plus-8 turnover differential. Since 2000, they’re 118-17 with positive turnover differential. ... Baltimore 19-8 at home in December under coach John Harbaugh Juston Burris Jerseys 2019 , who took over in 2008. ... Jackson ranks ninth in NFL in yards rushing, three notches ahead of teammate Mark Ingram (887 yards). ... Ravens K Justin Tucker ranks first in NFL history with 90.6% career success rate on FGs. ... Fantasy tip: Jackson will get you points, either with his arm or legs. Plan B: Bell has 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 receiving) in nine career games vs. Baltimore, all while with Steelers. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan expects to make his 2019 preseason debut when the Atlanta Falcons play the New York Jets on Thursday night, and his running back may be Devonta Freeman.Ryan has been an observer for the Falcons’ first two preseason games. Sloppy field conditions at Miami helped convince coach Dan Quinn to hold the quarterback out of last week’s loss to the Dolphins.Ryan said he will be “excited to get back out on the field” and “just get into the flow of things.”Ryan’s playing time against the Jets will be limited. He will be joined by other starters, possibly including Freeman, who hasn’t played in a preseason game since 2017.Quinn said Tuesday Ryan and other starters “will definitely get a little more” than one series. Quinn said that decision will be “mostly by feel.”Freeman’s explosive runs have been a highlight of the offseason and training camp. He missed 14 games with a groin injury last season after being held out of the preseason.Quinn says Freeman is stronger than before the injury and “hopefully” will play against the Jets.“He’s had an outstanding offseason White Jermaine Kearse Jerseys ,” Quinn said. “The energy he brought back starting from OTAs, he’s a stronger man than he was prior to his injury. You’ve heard people say ‘Can you come back stronger from an injury?’ I think this is one of those cases the answer is yes. He’s more violent in his cuts because of that strength. His mindset, his determination is completely on point. He adds a lot to our team.”A healthy Freeman, who topped 1,000 yards rushing in 2015 and 2016, is a key for Atlanta’s hopes to return to the playoffs. He missed a combined 16 games the last two seasons.There is strong competition at running back behind Freeman.Ito Smith had the edge to be Freeman’s top backup after Tevin Coleman signed with San Francisco . Brian Hill could be pushing Smith after rushing for a combined 80 yards in the first two preseason games. Rookie Qadree Ollison also is competing for a spot.

31-12-2019 03:54:37

It could be a way to get him on the field more" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteDaily Norsemana Minnesota Vikings communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryVikingsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsFiled under:Minnesota Vikings 2019 OffseasonReport: Vikings considering moving Jayron Kearse to linebackerNew Womens Chris Doleman Jersey ,80commentsIt could be a way to get him on the field moreCDTShareTweetShareShareReport: Vikings considering moving Jayron Kearse to linebackerPhoto by Hannah Foslien/Getty ImagesSince he was a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse has climbing his way up the depth charts. He’s always been an outstanding special teams player, and he’s started to get more snaps on defense as well. However, his path to starting at safety appears to be blocked by the emergence of Anthony Harris, who was outstanding in 2018 after taking over the starting spot.The Vikings look like they might be taking a step towards finding a way to get Kearse on the field even more often.According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings are considering moving the 6’4”, 215-pound Kearse to the weakside linebacker position.Right now, the Vikings’ starting weakside linebacker spot is occupied by Ben Gedeon Adrian Peterson Jersey , but Gedeon also comes off the field when the Vikings go into their sub packages. In recent years, one of the ways that teams have found success against the Vikings is by using offensive personnel groupings that force the Vikings to stay in their base 4-3 defense rather than deploying more members of the secondary in nickel and dime packages instead. If Kearse were able to take over as the weakside linebacker instead of Gedeon, it might give them enough flexibility to adjust to what opponents are doing, allowing the team to shift to more of a “big nickel” look if necessary.You would have to assume that Kearse would have to add a little weight in order to make the full-time transition to linebacker, and perhaps the team has already told him that’s something he needs to work towards doing. In any case, I don’t think the move of Jayron Kearse to linebacker is a bad idea, and it will be interesting to see how. . .or if. . .this is implemented in the offseason programs and into the preseason. The last pick of Day 3 answered questions from the Twin Cities media"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsMinnesota Vikings 2019 NFL DraftTranscript: Conference Call with Minnesota Vikings third-round pick Alexander Mattison New,10commentsThe last pick of Day 3 answered questions from the Twin Cities mediaCDTShareTweetShareShareTranscript: Conference Call with Minnesota Vikings third-round pick Alexander Mattison Brian Losness-USA TODAY SportsAfter a flurry of trade activity … ins-jersey , the Minnesota Vikings made Boise State running back Alexander Mattison the final selection of Round 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Shortly after he was picked, he got an opportunity to sit down and answer a few questions from the Twin Cities media on a conference call.Thanks to the Minnesota Vikings’ Public Relations department, we have the transcript of that call for your reading pleasure. It’s not as long as the other two Conference Call transcripts we’ve published thus far, but it’s still provides a little insight.I’d like to thank Coach [Mike] Zimmer, Rick Spielman, Coach [Kennedy] Polamalu, the entire coaching staff and the Vikings organization for believing in me and giving me the chance to make my dreams turn to reality. I am just so blessed right now. I really can’t explain the emotion. I am so grateful and I can’t wait to become a Viking, get out there and get to work and be able to produce for this organization.Q: Can you walk us through the end of the 2018 season and how you handled the workload with the amount of carries you had?A: It was just the right timing. We needed some things to happen and I was able to put myself in a position to step up to the plate. I told my coaches Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , “I’ll never shy away from anything.” I am so grateful that they were able to tell me, “We are going to put the team on your back. You’re going to get these carries here and carries there.” Half of the time I didn’t even realize how many carries I had during those games. It felt amazing to be able to get out there and play with my brothers. I just gave it everything I had and laid it on the line. I knew that in order for us to be successful, I was going to have to do that so that was how those games played out and my mentality on that.Q: What would you say your biggest strength is at running back?A: I think my versatility is a part of it. I think I also am a smart football player. I feel like I make great decisions while I am out there on the field. I play very instinctive. Along with that, that versatility kind of pays off and I think that makes me the back that I am.Q: What is your mindset in absorbing contact getting short yardage situations?A: I love it. All last season I played with the mindset of playing fast and physical. That is the first thing you’ll hear come out of my mouth after any game is if I played fast and physical or not. That is the kind of style I look to play and hopefully I can come and bring that to Minnesota.Q: How important is this for your family given some of the hardships you’ve faced growing up?A: It’s very important. That is part of the reason why I kind of decided to come out. A lot of it had to do with making the decision for myself but also thinking about my family. It’s been a long road and I am just so grateful for this moment right now.Q: What are your thoughts of coming in and playing behind Dalvin Cook?A: I am just looking forward to the opportunity to come in and go ahead and be anything that the teams need me to be- special teams, offense. I am willing to work and put in the work and contribute as much as I can and any way that I can. I am just going to work my butt off. I am looking forward to play with Dalvin. I’ve watched him play and I look up to how he runs and how he carries himself. I can’t wait to get in there and collaborate and make that running back backfield a dynamic duo.

31-12-2019 03:51:37

Will there be a kicker competition in Green Bay Packers‘ training camp this year?Monday Jermaine Whitehead Jersey , the Packers claimed placekicker Sam Ficken off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, who cut him over the weekend.Ficken has appeared in four games for the Los Angeles Rams over the past two seasons, making just 3 of 6 field-goal attempts and 14 of 15 extra-point attempts. Ficken signed a futures contract with Seattle in January before being waived Saturday.An undrafted free agent out of Penn State, Ficken has also been in training camps with Jacksonville and Kansas City.Mason Crosby has been the Packers’ kicker since 2007. Last season he made 30 of 37 (81.1%) field-goal attempts and 34 of 36 extra-point attempts. In his career Antonio Morrison Jersey , Crosby has made 80.4% of his field-goal attempts.The last time Crosby had competition in training camp was 2013, when he beat out Giorgio Tavecchio. In the latest SB Nation mock draft, the Packers add Iowa tight end Noah Fant and Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL mock draft: Packers land tight end, O-line help for Aaron RodgersMichael C. Johnson-USA TODAY SportsWith pro days and top-30 visits almost over Jimmy Graham Jersey , the Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL will soon have all the information available to make their draft decisions. That also means that a few mock drafts remain before the real selections occur in Nashville on April 25.As such, SB Nation draft guru Dan Kadar has projected less variance over the past few mocks. That trend continues this week, as the Packers land prospects at two positions long associated with the team.In this mock, T.J. Hockenson Elgton Jenkins Green Bay Packers Jersey , Ed Oliver, Brian Burns, and most of the other top prospects linked to the Packers have come off the board. Iowa’s Noah Fant fits a need given the age and deterioration of Jimmy Graham, though this selections represents the perceived ceiling of his draft stock. Still Elgton Jenkins Jersey 2019 , if Green Bay feels it has to exit the draft with one of the top prospects at the position, it has this option.The Packers should benefit from Dalton Risner, whether immediately or in the near future. Risner could step in as a starting guard should Lane Taylor fail to bounce back or recently signed Billy Turner disappoint, or he could become the heir apparent to longtime starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga. Risner doesn’t offer the top-of-the-class athleticism of prospects like Garrett Bradbury or Chris Lindstrom Color Rush Elgton Jenkins Jersey , though he doesn’t grade too far behind them. That could prove enough for Green Bay to select him here.

28-12-2019 08:34:32

Odell Beckham Jr. admits he’s still catching up after missing most of the Browns’ offseason program.“I’m still getting there ,’’ Beckham said, via Mary Kay Cabot of “You know, I feel good just to be back out here. It’s what you dreamed all your life in a new place, new environment, so just catching on, catching up with teammates and make sure I get back to where I know I can be at.”One of the things Beckham is figuring out is Baker Mayfield‘s arm strength. Beckham has complained he didn’t have enough chances for long balls with the Giants. It appears he will get that chance with the Browns.“I’m going to have to get adjusted to the speed, because he has an arm,’’ Beckham said of Mayfield. “He’s throwing that ball hard. Just catching him from the first day, it was like, ‘Wow! This is completely different.’ It just takes time. Like I said, we play in September, so it’s a good thing.’’Beckham said he has kept up with the offensive installation on his tablet. Now, he just has to catch up. BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson wore a backpack on Monday that seemed symbolic.The Browns finally asked him to carry a larger load.Of the handful of positives to emerge from Sunday’s 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, capping another stormy week of change and uncertainty in Cleveland, Johnson’s two-touchdown performance was at the top of the list.After being overlooked — some would argue misused — for much of the season, Johnson was the primary focus of the Browns’ offensive game plan. He finished with nine catches for 78 yards, added one rush for eight and drew extra attention from Kansas City’s defense Sheldrick Redwine Jersey , which allowed his teammates to make plays.Johnson was hesitant to say it, but Cleveland’s change at offensive coordinator, with running backs coach Freddie Kitchens replacing the fired Todd Haley, made a difference.“Um,” Johnson said sheepishly when asked if the Kitchens-for-Haley swap was the reason for his rise in production. “I guess you could look at it that way. Again, it’s the same plays we’ve been calling, the same offense. There’s just certain things that coach Kitchens likes better than coach Haley did.”Before Sunday, Johnson’s season-high was four catches and there were times when he wasn’t on the field at all. What made that even more perplexing was that Johnson led the Browns (2-6-1) with 74 catches for 693 yards last season and developed into one of the NFL’s best dual-threat backs.But with Haley concerned about getting touches for running backs Nick Chubb and Carlos Hyde, who was recently traded to Jacksonville, Johnson became the odd-man out.A proven playmaker not getting a chance to make plays.Johnson was targeted by rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield against the Chiefs, and he hopes to get even more opportunities as the season progresses.“I think it is possible,” Johnson said. “Just going out there and showing what I’m capable of doing, especially showing the reason why I’m here. It was a great showing for myself, but not so much for the team and we’re about team here. We should have gotten the win, that’s most important.”Following his first game since being chosen Hue Jackson’s interim replacement, defensive coordinator/head coach Gregg Williams said Johnson’s breakout was caused by a combination of things, including Kitchens and Mayfield working together for the first time.“Freddie did a good job and Baker, too ,” Williams said. “Baker’s understanding of that from the read process — when a play is called as a quarterback, you don’t automatically know it is going to go to that person. There is a read definition that takes you to that person, but from Baker and Freddie, they did a good job with that.“It was good to see that with Duke. Just like what we have talked about with other people, I think he can do more and he will. He had a good fire about him, and he will continue to improve too. We need him to improve.”Getting Johnson more involved didn’t result in a win for the Browns, but it was a small step toward improvement.Cleveland matched a season-low with only four penalties, and Williams, who decided early on he was going to be aggressive, liked that his offense converted three times on fourth down.The Browns couldn’t keep up with Kansas City’s high-speed, high-scoring offense, but Johnson was impressed with the team’s character in the aftermath of Jackson and Haley’s firings.“I never saw them blink,” he said. “One, two, scores down or whatever, we were always in a position to continue to fight. I never saw them blink. That is good. That is what we are supposed to do as professionals. Young team, old team, I do not care — that was good. There was a lot of positive that way. Defensively Derrick Kindred Jersey , we have to play better.”Another bright spot was left tackle Greg Robinson. The 2014 No. 2 overall pick made his first start for Cleveland filling in for Desmond Harrison, who was out with an unspecified illness. Robinson not only protected Mayfield’s blind side, but handled all his other duties.“He played well, didn’t he?” said Williams, who was on the Rams’ staff when they selected Williams. “I’ve seen him develop as a young guy. I’ve seen him have his battles, ups and downs, and it’s been good.”Following the game, Mayfield singled out Robinson, who was grateful for the QB’s praise.“It felt good to just get out there with the boys, taking it to the game field rather than just practicing,” said Robinson, signed by the Browns in June. “It was encouraging and I’m really happy that he spoke well about me.”NOTES: Williams did not have updates on rookie CB Denzel Ward (hip), CB E.J. Gaines (concussion) or LB Christian Kirksey (hamstring), all injured Sunday. Williams reiterated his decision to sit DB Damarious Randall (groin) was so he can be healthy for multiple games and not just one.

28-12-2019 08:12:04

GREEN BAY Rashan Gary Jersey , Wis. (AP) — Whether it was running through safety Darryl Roberts to start the game or breaking Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams‘ tackle attempt to score a touchdown, Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams had the best game of his career in Sunday’s victory at the Jets.Williams carried 15 times for 95 yards and one touchdown, added six receptions for 61 yards. In total, Williams accumulated a career-best 156 yards from scrimmage to help Green Bay earn its first road win of the season, 44-38 in overtime.“I’m just grateful. Grateful,” he said after the game. “I just feel like my hard work and everything is paying off. Just coming out in the game showing the results of all my hard work and everything I’ve been going through. I want to come out here to show my team that I’m ready and working hard every time: the week practices, everything, walk-throughs, doing whatever I can to make sure I’m ready for them in this game.”If that hard work continues to pay off, the Packers might have a good problem next year at running back. Williams, a fourth-round pick last year, opened the season as the team’s No. 1 back, only to be supplanted at midseason by Aaron Jones, a fifth-round pick in 2017. Jones led the NFL in yards per carry before suffering a knee injury in the first quarter last week at Chicago that ended his season. With no other proven options on the roster, Williams played 86 of 91 offensive snaps against the Jets. He responded with the most explosive game of his career.In the first 14 games of this season … son-Jersey , Williams didn’t have a single run of 12-plus yards. Jones, meanwhile, had 15 carries of 12-plus yards despite serving a two-game suspension to start the season. In the last two games, however, Williams has four such carries, including runs of 13, 15 and 19 yards against the Jets.“I like both of those players,” interim coach Joe Philbin said on Monday. “I like the way they practice, I like the way they prepare. I think they’re good teammates. I think they’re good in the locker room and they have a good skill set. They can run (and) they can catch the ball.”While Jones is one of the more explosive runners in the league, Williams brings the well-rounded skills. The Jets blitzed relentlessly on Sunday but, other than giving up one sack, Williams was sturdy in providing time to help Aaron Rodgers throw for 442 yards.“There’s a couple where there’s a bunch of green grass,” Philbin said. “They ran some twists and brought guys the other way, they’re coming up the A-gap, and he’s got a lot of space to defend just by the nature of the protection. I thought overall he did a good job there. I like the fact he’s got versatility. You don’t have to take him out of the game if you want to do something specific. He had a nice game.”The Packers will close the season at home against Detroit on Sunday. With undrafted rookie Lavon Coleman Quinten Rollins Jersey , promoted from the practice squad on Saturday, and Kapri Bibbs, added off waivers last week, being the other options on the roster, expect Williams to be heavily involved in the game plan again.“Same mindset I have all the time, no matter if I’m starting or not starting,” he said. “I’m just going in there doing my job, working hard … trying to punish defenders and see what they about and just give my team juice, just let them know I’m here to help. Block, run, do whatever I can for us to get a ‘W.'”NOTES: The players will be off for Christmas while the coaches were to be off Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning before convening around noon Tuesday to work on the game plan for Detroit. . Why are the Packers playing to win these games at the risk of injuries to key players or worsening their draft positioning? “These are football players. That’s what they’re paid to do,” Philbin said. “They’re paid to represent this great organization and play as well as they possibly can every time they get an opportunity. We understand injuries can happen at any point in time. That’s football. It can happen at any point. I think when you start distinguishing all those different things, I think you lose sight of the real fabric and the heart and soul of what a football team is.” . After a rocky season, Rodgers accounted for 474 total yards and four touchdowns vs. the Jets. “It was a special performance by him, without a doubt Brett Hundley Color Rush Jersey ,” Philbin said. “Certainly, he helped us score 44 points. There’s no doubt about it, without him we probably wouldn’t have scored 44 points.” The first snippet emerged on Friday, and it wasn’t a great look for a franchise quarterback with a propensity for passive-aggressive commentary. The full story has now landed, and it’s clear that both Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers currently don’t see eye-to-eye regarding the issue of audibles, and that they’re not bashful about publicly discussing it.“Aaron and I have had some good talks, and we’re going to have to talk a lot more — and one thing we have to work through is the audible thing,” LaFleur told Mike Silver of NFL Media. “We’re running a system I first picked up while working with Kyle [Shanahan] in Houston a decade ago, and we’ve never really had a quarterback who’s had complete freedom to change plays at the line, because that’s not really the way the offense is set up. But, I mean, this is Aaron Rodgers. He’s had a lot of freedom to make those calls, and deservedly so. Now, how do we reconcile that, and get to a place where we put him in the best position to succeed?”However they do it , it’s clear that Rodgers wants more control than the offense currently gives him. Here’s the full version of the quote that made a stir over the weekend.“It’s a conversation in progress,” Rodgers told Silver. “I don’t think you want to ask me to turn off 11 years [of recognizing defenses]. We have a number of ‘check with mes’ and line-of-scrimmage stuff. It’s just the other stuff that really not many people in this league can do. That’s not like a humble brag or anything; that’s just a fact. There aren’t many people that can do at the line of scrimmage what I’ve done over the years. I mean, obviously, Tommy [Brady] can do it, no doubt. Peyton [Manning] could do it. Drew [Brees] can do it. [Patrick] Mahomes will be able to do it. Ben [Roethlisberger] has called the two-minute for years. There are a few of us who’ve just done it. It’s kind of second nature. And that’s just the icing on the cake for what I can do in this offense.”The real question is whether LaFleur wants his cake to be iced.“[W]e pride ourselves on having concepts that have answers for whatever,” LaFleur said. “Now, it might not always be the best answer, but you have an answer. But when there are plays that are called that have maybe not a very good answer, we typically call two plays and we run one or the other, based upon the look that the defense is giving us. The quarterback chooses, and there are criteria: We try to teach him the criteria for why we would want this play over the other play.”There’s the core of the debate. LaFleur’s system has two plays and one or the other is used. Rodgers would like to have the freedom to broaden that menu. The challenge for LaFleur will be to get Rodgers to buy in to the approach, and then to perhaps exercise some discretion when it’s time to go through his reads.

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The NFL awarded compensatory draft picks Friday , and the Patriots and Rams both received two third-round picks.The Super Bowl teams will have extra picks to reload this offseason.The Patriots’ third-round choices are No. 97 overall and 101 overall. The Rams’ third-round choices are No. 98 and 99 overall.In all, 15 teams received additional selections after losing more or better compensatory free agents (CFA) than it acquired last year based on a formula.The Rams lost Derek Carrier, Cody Davis, Trumaine Johnson and Sammy Watkins, while signing no compensatory free agents. (The free agents the Rams signed were released by other teams and not compensatory free agents.)The Patriots lost Danny Amendola, Johnson Bademosi, Malcolm Butler, Cameron Fleming, Dion Lewis and Nate Solder as CFAs. They signed CFAs Adrian Clayborn and Jeremy Hill.Washington (96th overall), Carolina (100th) and Baltimore (102nd) each received one third-round pick.In the fourth round, Indianapolis (No. 135 overall) Clayton Geathers Jersey , Dallas (136), Atlanta (137) and Philadelphia (138) get extra selections.The Giants (No. 171 overall), Atlanta (172) and Washington (173) received extra fifth-rounders.In the sixth round, the Patriots (No. 205), Washington (206), Arizona (207), Philadelphia (208), Minnesota (209), Cincinnati (210, 211 and 213), San Francisco (212) and Kansas City (214) got additional picks.In the seventh round Nate Hairston Color Rush Jersey , the Vikings (No. 247, 250), Cardinals (248, 249, 254), Rams (251), Patriots (252) and Washington (253) all received extra choices. 6 Colts Takeaways From 2019 Schedule Releases | 1070 the FanOn Wednesday night, the Indianapolis Colts released their 2019 schedule. Here are six takeaways from their 2019 slate of games.Colts..." Stampede Blue Colts LinksColts News: 6 Colts takeaways from 2019 schedule releaseEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Colts News: 6 Colts takeaways from 2019 schedule releaseTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty Images6 Colts Takeaways From 2019 Schedule Releases | 1070 the FanOn Wednesday night, the Indianapolis Colts released their 2019 schedule. Here are six takeaways from their 2019 slate of games.Colts Finalize 2019 Preseason ScheduleThe Indianapolis Colts had already released their 2019 preseason opponents, but on Wednesday night we learned the dates, times and TV network information for each game.Schedule observations: Colts and Week 1 road games are a volatile mix – The AthleticWith road games against the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans in Weeks 1 and 2 , the Colts face a difficult opening stretch.2019 Colts schedule: Indy will see Chiefs, Saints in prime timeAfter a season in which they often played early games, the Colts will play several night gamesIndianapolis Colts have just five games against 2018 playoff teams - Indianapolis Colts Blog- ESPNThe Colts have three prime-time games and face a gauntlet of great quarterbacks in 2019, but not too many rugged defenses.Colts Enter 2019 Season With Three Primetime MatchupsThe Indianapolis Colts in 2019 will play in front of a national TV audience for three primetime games in the 2019 regular season — road matchups against the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints.Colts open 2019 season with back-to-back road games | Sports | heraldbulletin.comFor the second time in three years, the Indianapolis Colts will open the season in Los Angeles.Will 2019 Draft Answer Colts Long-Term Answer At Pass Rush? | 1070 the FanThe great debate of how the Colts should handle the pass rush need will continue at next week’s draft. What are the decisions they must weigh?Ryan Kelly Says 2018 Season Was Most Fun He Has Had Playing Football | 1070 the FanColts center Ryan Kelly enters a very important 4th NFL season working with Andrew Luck this spring. What is Kelly’s mindset heading into the 2019 campaign?Did Colts Do Enough In Solving Wide Receiver Need With Devin Funchess? | 1070 the FanHow important is the draft for the Colts to find a long-term answer at the wide receiver position, with T.Y. Hilton turning 30 years old later in 2019?Deflated trophy: D’Qwell Jackson just wants his &@#% football back | FOX59INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - "Do you remember that game we played four years ago?" Former Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson asks this question in an open letter to Tom Brady read on Twitter via the username @uninterrupted.2019 NFL Draft: Four players who could be first-round surprises - NFL.comThere always are some surprise picks near the bottom of the first round of the NFL draft, and there's a sense the 2019 edition could have more than usual. Tom Pelissero reveals four prospects who could go much higher than you think.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="DW7hKK">COLTS MEDIA

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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Jarrett and the Falcons have reached a four-year deal.Phillip Lindsay ready for Broncos camp: '100 percent' - NFL.comAfter having his Pro Bowl rookie season abruptly ended by a right wrist injury on Christmas Eve, Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay believes he's prepared for training camp.Giants suspend safety Kamrin Moore following arrest - NFL.comThe Giants have suspended safety Kamrin Moore after he was arrested this weekend over an alleged domestic violence-related incident.Alex Smith sheds external fixator after 8 months - NFL.comThe Washington Redskins quarterback shed the external fixator that had been keeping his leg in place following the devastating fracture suffered last season.Bengals OL Clint Boling retires after eight seasons - NFL.comAfter eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, left guard Clint Boling, who made 112 starts in 114 appearances for the club, has called it a career, the team announced Monday.Kendrick Norton to undergo 6th surgery after crash - NFL.comNFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, who lost his arm after a July 4th car crash, will have his sixth surgery to close up wounds.DOJ supports the NFL in Oakland’s lawsuit regarding the relocation of the Raiders – ProFootballTalkThe administration of Donald J. Trump continues to antagonize many Americans and American institutions. It no longer is antagonizing the NFL. Instead, it's trying to help. Sheilla Dingus of AdvocacyForFairnessInSports.Packers giving away free grass at team birthday party – ProFootballTalkPackers fans turned wearing hunks of cheese-colored foam rubber on their heads into a thing. These people obviously have a taste for non-standard collectibles, and perhaps recreational agriculture.Saints to expand package of tight end plays for Jared Cook – ProFootballTalkIt took a little time for Saints tight end Jared Cook to officially join the team. Since then, the team apparently has been spending plenty of time coming up with ways to use him. "New tight end comes in for us this year," coach Sean Payton recently told Chris Simms. 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With free agency now in the distant past as NFL teams hold minicamps and OTAs, former Washington Husky tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is once again a free agent after being released by the New..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteField Gullsa Seattle Seahawks communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSeahawksOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections VideosCoffee and CigarettesGame AnalysisThe Numbers GameCigar ThoughtsFiled under:The Offseason2019 NFL Free Agency NewsWill Seahawks kick the tires on Austin Seferian-Jenkins?New,30commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareWill Seahawks kick the tires on Austin Seferian-Jenkins?Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsWith free agency now in the distant past as NFL teams hold minicamps and OTAs, former Washington Husky tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is once again a free agent after being released by the New England Patriots on Tuesday. 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After a year without a team to punt for Aaron Jones Jersey , former Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is returning to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan to punt for the Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.Ryan announced the move on his Twitter account with a link to Diddy’s song “I’m Coming Home.” The tweet included the Canadian flag and green heart and white circle symbols, which are the colors of the Roughriders.“I feel like I can still play,” Ryan said last month while trying out for CFL teams. “If it was up to me, I’d play until I was 50. I think I’m far from done, so I wanted to pursue these CFL opportunities. As it turns out Lane Taylor Jersey , there’s three, four, possibly five different opportunities out there.”Ryan, 37, was released by the Seahawks last August as rookie Michael Dickson was destined to win the punting job. He landed with the Buffalo Bills briefly during the preseason but was released during roster cuts and didn’t land an NFL job last year.Ryan went to the University of Regina and played wide receiver and punter at the school where he had a 109-yard touchdown reception. He played two seasons for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before making the move to the NFL with the Green Bay Packers in 2006. After two seasons with the Packers, he was released at the end of training camp and signed with Seattle after the first week of the regular season. He spent a decade punting for the Seahawks before his release last year. So much for a setback.Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Blake Martinez Jersey , who said earlier this week that he suffered a setback to his knee injury that may entail wearing a bigger brace (if the brace gets any bigger it will be wearing him), has once again exited the final injury report in advance of Monday night’s game against the 49ers.Rodgers has no injury designation for the Week Six matchup against the 1-4 49ers.Eight Packers are listed as questionable for the game: cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin), receiver Geronimo Allison (hamstring), cornerback Brashaud Breeland (hamstring), tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee), receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring) Jake Ryan Jersey , guard Justin McCray (shoulder), tackle Jason Spriggs (ankle), and safety Jermaine Whitehead (back).Tight end Jimmy Graham missed Thursday’s practice with a knee injury. He also exited the final report.Rodgers originally injured his knee in Week One against the Bears. He missed the rest of the opening half of the season-opening game, and he has played ever since.

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Well. . .kind of Discount Alexander Mattison Jersey , anyway."On Tuesday, the Mike Zimmer Foundation held its first annual Mike Zimmer Golf Classic in Eden Prairie. It was an opportunity to raise money for the foundation, and the press was able to ask some questions about what’s going on with the Minnesota Vikings as well.As you’d probably expect, the topic of tight end Kyle Rudolph and his future with the team came up, and for what it’s worth Zimmer expressed optimism about whether or not he thought #82 would be in purple again in 2019.That, no doubt, is a reference to the negotiations between the Vikings and Rudolph’s camp, which broke down late last week.Rudolph, as he has throughout this process, expressed his desire to remain with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.It sounds like both sides want a resolution to come sooner rather than later. If the Vikings were to trade or release Rudolph, it would clear off about $7.5 million of cap space. As it stands right now, the Vikings don’t have enough cap space to sign their first-round draft choice Stitched Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey , North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury, because they currently have the lowest amount of available cap space in the NFL.For what it’s worth, longtime Twin Cities columnist Charley Walters has said that Rudolph’s status “should be determined” before the team’s minicamp that starts on 21 May. That’s just a week away, so this appears to be a developing situation that we’ll be keeping our eyes on to see what happens. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision about which team to pick in free agency.His verbal commitment to join the New York Jets triggered immediate unease about leaving the Minnesota Vikings.“I was up all morning just looking at my ceiling, just looking for a sign, talking to everybody, just trying to figure something out,” Barr said.Fortunately for Barr and his conscience, the Vikings didn’t abandon their desire to retain the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker. They presented a contract offer that was more than sufficient to stay for, even if he’d be turning down a richer deal with the Jets. The league’s two-day negotiating window before contracts can be signed worked out rather well for him.Barr got a five-year deal valued at $67.5 million Olisaemeka Udoh Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , with $33 million in guaranteed money. The Vikings held a news conference for him and new defensive tackle Shamar Stephen on Thursday afternoon.“This is where I wanted to be. This is my home. I’m embedded in the community. I do a lot of off-the-field work here. I love my teammates. I love this locker room. The culture we’ve developed over the last five years, it’s been awesome. The bonds I’ve made with my friends, my teammates and my coaches are unbreakable, and it just felt right,” Barr said. “This is where my heart was.”Barr, who will turn 27 next week, was the first draft pick, ninth overall in 2014, the Vikings made under coach Mike Zimmer. Though the hard-nosed boss has occasionally prodded Barr to play with more relentlessness, Zimmer has become a big fan of the 6-foot-5, 255-pound player who has manned the strong side linebacker spot on one of the NFL’s best defenses over the last five seasons.“No team we ever play is going to say, ‘Oh Minnesota Vikings Jerseys Stitched , we’re not going to worry about Anthony Barr,'” Zimmer said.Zimmer played a part in the persuasion process. General manager Rick Spielman held onto some hope.“You might as well keep swinging until you’re knocked out,” Spielman said.Barr figured his first foray into free agency would be fun, but he wound up feeling the opposite.“Monday was one of the worst days of my life, really,” he said.As soon as he told his agent, Brian Murphy, he would take the offer from the Jets, Barr called his mother, Lori, and fessed up.“I’m like, ‘I think I made a mistake.’ And she was like Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey nfl draft , ‘Well, you’ve got to fix it,’ and I was like, ‘All right,'” Barr said.Murphy handled the business part, but Barr was left the bigger mess: his emotions.“I was crying, laughing, sweating. The whole day was just crazy,” he said.The enticement of the Jets wasn’t just more money. There was an allure too, Barr said, of being part of a rebuild.“All the respect to the Jets organization, their coaching staff Super Bowl Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey , but it’s just not what I really wanted,” he said. “I think initially I kind of jumped the gun, even though it was like a full day worth of conversation. I think I was trying to convince myself of something.”Now Barr will be back with a coach he said he’d “go to war for” and an organization from the top down of people he can trust.“We do have a really good team,” Barr said. “Money’s great, but you can’t be miserable coming in to work every day.”The Vikings took one of the smallest amounts of salary cap space in the league into 2019, with about $5 million at the start of the week before the roster moves began. The Vikings sought a pay reduction from defensive end Everson Griffen, Spielman said, who agreed to a restructured deal that gave the team roughly $4 million in more room. Griffen, who has the same agent as Barr, could have been cut had he resisted the request.“It was down to the wire,” Spielman said.

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The Patriots have Jarrett Stidham Jersey Boys , at least based on their first seven games, one of the best defenses in NFL history. But they don’t have a defensive coordinator.That’s because Greg Schiano, who was briefly hired to be the Patriots’ defensive coordinator, resigned in the offseason for personal reasons. If Schiano were still on the job, he’d be getting an enormous amount of credit — and plenty of buzz as a head-coaching candidate.Although he failed as the Buccaneers’ head coach following a long stint as head coach at Rutgers, Schiano would undoubtedly be a candidate for some head-coaching openings if he were coordinating a Patriots defense playing this well. The last two seasons, the Patriots’ defensive coordinators — Matt Patricia and Brian Flores — became head coaches. And neither of the last two Patriots defenses were as good as this one.Rutgers has already fired its head coach this season, and Schiano is considered a strong candidate. That may be where he wants to wind up anyway. But if he were in New England right now Infant Jarrett Stidham Jersey , he’d have a lot more options than just one. CINCINNATI (AP)The Bengals resolved their biggest offseason question when they gave coach Marvin Lewis a two-year extension through 2019 on Tuesday, providing him yet another chance – a 16th, actually – to try to get a playoff win. There are a lot of issues to work through before they can even think in those terms. The contract extension came after two days of discussions between Lewis and owner Mike Brown about how the franchise has to change. It’s unclear if Brown – a traditionalist who likes to stay with the familiar, including head coaches – will cede much control to Lewis. Lewis has been the head coach for the past 15 seasons – the second-longest active tenure in the NFL to New England’s Bill Belichick – and was the key to changing Cincinnati from a down-and-out team to respectability. He hasn’t been able to take it to that next step – win a playoff game. Lewis is 0-7 in the playoffs, the worst coaching mark in NFL history. He wanted to make sure that he and Brown were on the same page about making changes coming off a 7-9 season that ended with their stadium half-empty. Players realized that a coaching change could ripple through everything. ”You’re going to be going with a new head coach, it could be a completely new staff … there’s just a lot of uncertainty with that,” quarterback Andy Dalton said. ”I think that’s the biggest thing is just the unknown.” Instead, Brown decided to stay with what’s familiar. And now Jarrett Stidham Jersey Draft , there are some big offseason challenges. WHO’S COORDINATING? Lewis’ assistants are up for contract renewals, too. The biggest question is who will be the offensive coordinator next season. Dalton and the offense were best when Hue Jackson was the coordinator in 2015 – Dalton led the AFC in passer rating. Jackson went to Cleveland, and the offense became less creative and less productive under Ken Zampese, who was fired after an 0-2 start this season. Replacement Bill Lazor was confined by Zampese’s system, but got more out of it. Still, the Bengals finished last in the NFL in offense for only the second time in club history. They need a coordinator who can redesign and rejuvenate the offense. WHAT ABOUT THE O-LINE? The Bengals knew that the offensive line was going to be a work in progress with two inexperienced tackles. It was far worse than they’d hoped, unable to protect Dalton or open holes for a running game that was the worst in club history. The offensive line is the first focus of the offseason. DALTON’S BACKUP: The Bengals have been fortunate at quarterback, with Dalton avoiding significant injury over his career. The one time he got hurt – a broken thumb near the end of the 2015 season – AJ McCarron took over and led the team into the playoffs Jarrett Stidham NFL Jersey , giving them a sense of comfort should Dalton go down. McCarron’s contract is up, and there’s a dispute over whether he’s a restricted free agent – which gives the club some control – or unrestricted, which means he can go wherever he wants. McCarron wants to start somewhere, and he knows that it won’t be in Cincinnati. A ruling on his status will come down mid-February and set everything in motion. WHAT TO DO ABOUT BURFICT? The Bengals’ most valuable defensive player was again one of its least dependable because of suspension, ejection and injuries. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s no-holds-barred style of play got him another three-game suspension, an in-game ejection, and a series of injuries, limiting him to 10 games. He finished with only 1+ sacks. In 2016 Jarrett Stidham NFL Draft , he missed five games because of suspension and injury. He’s not going to change his style of play, which means the defense is never sure how much it can count on him week to week. THE FANS: Attendance dropped significantly at Paul Brown Stadium, which was half-empty for the final game. The Bengals aren’t going to sell tickets until fans are convinced that significant changes are on the way. How do the Bengals get them back while bringing back Lewis? —

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ASHBURN George Asafo-Adjei Buffalo Bills Jersey , Va. (AP) — Landon Collins wore No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor. Now he’ll don the same burgundy and gold as his idol.Collins on Monday agreed to sign a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins that includes $45 million guaranteed. After the New York Giants let Collins walk rather than pay him $11.2 million with the franchise tag, he’ll make an average of $14 million per season as one of the highest-paid safeties in football.A person with knowledge of the agreement confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because it can’t become official until free agency opens Wednesday. It’s the latest big move by the Redskins after they agreed last week to acquire quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos.Swapping 2020 sixth- and seventh-round picks with Denver to get Keenum is a low-risk trade to fill the void left by Alex Smith’s career-threatening injury. Signing Collins is another expensive splash for an organization that has a reputation for spending big in free agency .Before New York selected him 33rd overall in the 2015 draft, Collins said he always wanted to play for the Redskins because of Taylor, the hard-hitting safety who died after being shot at his home in Florida in 2007.The 25-year-old Collins led the Giants with 96 tackles last season Infant Christopher Slayton Jersey , and his 437 since entering the NFL in 2015 are the most among safeties in that time. In 59 career games, Collins had eight interceptions but none last season.“He is a complete safety,” retired safety Will Blackmon said on Twitter. “He is a leader, he’s smart, he can cover man or zone Christopher Slayton Jersey Draft , he has great ball skills, he has really good instincts and most importantly he can tackle extremely well.”Getting Collins fills one of Washington’s biggest needs on a defense that ranked 17th in the league last season. The team acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from Green Bay at the 2018 trade deadline, but he is set to be a free agent. D.J. Swearinger was released late in the season after repeatedly questioning the coaching staff and was claimed off waivers by Arizona.There’s also uncertainty about safety Montae Nicholson, who was arrested in December for assault and battery and missed the final two games of last season.Collins’ situation is reminiscent of when the Carolina Panthers let cornerback Josh Norman go by rescinding the franchise tag after his All-Pro season in 2015. The Redskins then signed him to a $75 million, five-year contract.Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was then GM of the Panthers Christopher Slayton NFL Jersey , which led Norman on Monday to tweet , “In ‘Gettleman’ WE Trust (All-DBs) securing the” money.The irony is that Norman is among the players who could be released to save salary-cap space. Releasing Norman would save the Redskins $8.5 million after three seasons with the team. We have talked a few times this week about how the brilliant game Daniel Jones had Sunday in the New York Giants’ 32-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought hope to a frustrated fan base.I wrote about that after Sunday’s victory. Mark Schofield and I discussed it on the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast this week.The results of this week’s FanPulse survey illustrated that fact.The level of confidence Giants fans who voted in our survey have in the direction of the franchise leaped 49 percent, from a low of 17 percent a week ago all the way up to 66 percent after Jones’ debut.The 1-2 Giants host thee 0-3 Washington Redskins this week with a chance to win a second straight game and get to .500 a quarter of the way through the season. That would likely boost confidence even higher.Want to participate in FanPulse? SIGN UP HERE!!!!

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If one of the top prospects begins to slide Infant Devin Singletary Jersey , the Bills could trade up"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftNewsOpinionBreaking Buffalo Rumblings: Could the Bills trade up in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft?New,14commentsIf one of the top prospects begins to slide, the Bills could trade upEDTShareTweetShareShareBreaking Buffalo Rumblings: Could the Bills trade up in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft?With the 2019 NFL Draft just two weeks away, the conversation continues around what the Buffalo Bills may do in the first round. While many fans are vocal with their opinions that the Bills should trade down in an effort to stockpile additional picks, the topic has been raised recently about the possibility of the team trading up in the first round.Featured article of the weekIn a recent mock draft, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW presented the option where the Bills trade up to the sixth pick in a swap with the New York Giants. Coupling this mock with the recent tweet from John Wawrow of the Associated Press led to an increase in speculation that the Bills could look to move up in the first round. The latest episode of Breaking Buffalo Rumblings takes a closer look at the trade-up scenario presented by Buscaglia, in addition to a brief preview of the preseason schedule and the recent selection in the SB Nation Blog Mock Draft.Share your thoughts below on the idea of the Bills trading up, and thanks for listening to Breaking Buffalo Rumblings. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was in the midst of discussing his ideal prototypical sizes for players at various positions, when Tremaine Edmunds‘ name was mentioned.“Hah Devin Singletary Jersey Draft ,” Frazier said, before pausing to buy time to put the 20-year-old rookie starting middle linebacker’s 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame and sideline-to-sideline range into perspective.“His height, his size, his speed, that’s rare. He’s an anomaly in a lot of ways,” he said early into training camp last month. “He’s unusual in that regard, and we expect him to play up to that.”The Bills are very high on Edmunds. The Virginia Tech product is their second of two first-round selections whom they traded up six spots to draft 16th, and then immediately put him in a starting role during the team’s first spring practice.Easy as Edmunds made the transition from college to the NFL appear during his first few months, Frazier was also cautious in suggesting there might be some bumps ahead once the preseason opens.A reminder of that came Friday Devin Singletary NFL Jersey , when Edmunds experienced a few rookie moments in what was a forgettable opening defensive series in Buffalo’s 19-17 win at Cleveland.The worst came on the third snap when Edmunds was caught leaning the wrong way in being fooled by a fake handoff to receiver Antonio Callaway, while running back Carlos Hyde was already heading up the right sideline for a 26-yard gain on a drive that ended with the Browns scoring a touchdown.On the bright side, Edmunds bounced back by having a hand in three tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, during his final three defensive series in which the Browns combined for two first downs and gained 31 yards.“You just don’t wake up and then everything is just going to be perfect,” Edmunds said, following practice Monday. “It’s going to be a process. There’s going to be struggles along the way. It’s just about how you react to them.”He’s focused on getting a shot to bounce back on Sunday, when the Bills host Cincinnati in a game where the starters will get their most extensive playing time of the preseason.“My head is on just coming out here and getting better. Simple as that,” he said.Coach Sean McDermott said patience is the key in taking into account Edmunds’ inexperience.“We’ve got to manage expectations,” he said. “Certainly Devin Singletary NFL Draft , he’s done some nice things to this point, but has a long way to go as well, just take it one day, one play at a time.”A former defensive coordinator in Carolina, McDermott mentioned Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly in noting how familiar he is with dealing with growing pains.“I saw Luke in his first year, and I can tell you he’s a different player now than he was then,” McDermott said. “It takes time.”Edmunds is responsible for the play-calling duties and making pre-snap adjustments on a defense looking to build off last season. Though finishing 26th in yards allowed, the Bills were tied for eighth with 25 takeaways, and 18th in points allowed, while going 8-1 when giving up 17 or fewer points.As a junior last year Devin Singletary Buffalo Bills Jersey , Tremaine Edmunds was a Butkus Award finalist as college football’s top linebacker after leading Virginia Tech with 109 tackles and 5½ sacks.Edmunds has a deep NFL tradition in his family.His father, Ferrell Edmunds, was a two-time Pro Bowl tight end during a seven-year career split between Miami and Seattle.His oldest brother, Trey Edmunds, is a running back entering his second season with New Orleans.And his middle brother, safety Terrell Edmunds, was selected by Pittsburgh with the 28th pick in April, making them the first sibling tandem to be chosen in the first round of the same draft.Veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is struck by the poise Edmunds has shown from his very first practice.“Very mature. In a day and age when kids or young men come into the league with the expectation of, ‘I’m here. I’ve arrived. Cater to me,'” he said. “He’s totally the opposite of that. Very down to earth. Carries himself like a professional.”Alexander saw signs of Edmunds’ even-keel maturity on the sideline following the first drive against Cleveland.“He’s carrying a significant weight. I mean Color Rush Devin Singletary Jersey , I think there’s a lot of expectations after being drafted so high … he never flustered,” Alexander said. “He’s going to be fine. He’s fine.”NOTES: The Bills said on Monday that rookie QB Josh Allen will start Sunday against the Bengals. … AJ McCarron , who is still being evaluated for an injury to his throwing shoulder, was spotted at the Bills facility preparing to ride a stationary bike. …RB LeSean McCoy did not practice because of a sore groin.