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  1. The Chiefs are playing the Cardinals on Sunday. Which means that the Chiefs should be able to win without one of their key weapons on offense. And Marcus Gilbert Jersey 2019 , in all fairness to key offensive weapon Sammy Watkins, he’s the least key of their key offensive weapons.Primarily because they have so many key offensive weapons.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Watkins is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Cardinals, who are heavy underdogs at Arrowhead Stadium.Watkins has a foot problem that kept him from practicing on Wednesday and Thursday. Watkins participated on a limited basis on Friday, and he received a questionable label for his availability on Sunday.Coach Andy Reid said Friday that the current foot problem is unrelated to the one that wiped out half of Watkins’ final season in Buffalo. For his current team, the question is whether he’ll be ready to face a much more competitive team from the NFC West in eight days Black Marcus Gilbert Jersey , when the Chiefs and Rams meet up in Mexico City. Happy Tuesday one and all, hope your week started off well.The Arizona Cardinals are fighting for a top three pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and have a huge matchup this weekend, with the Atlanta Falcons, who are also bad.It is a chance for the Cardinals to lock into a top three pick, but it also could push them out of the top seven.First though D.J. Swearinger Jersey 2019 , we will try to piece together what the hell happened on Sunday.So, let’s get to it, with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.Lions aftermath, and offensive (growing?) painsRobert Nkemdiche's Season Over With Knee InjuryDefensive tackle is headed for injured reserve after getting hurt against LionsJosh Rosen Won't Be Sitting This SeasonDespite rookie struggles, makeshift line KeeSean Johnson Arizona Cardinals Jersey , Wilks wants QB getting maximum repsWilks - 'It's A Work In Progress'Head coach Steve Wilks meets the media on Monday after dissecting tape from the loss to the Lions 17-3.Cards Daily - Action & ReactionPaul Calvisi brings you the latest news and notes on Monday, after Sunday's 17-3 loss at home against the Lions.Rosen - 'Hard To Get Into Any Kind Of Rhythm'QB Josh Rosen discusses the Cardinals' 17-3 loss to the Lions following the game.Lions adapt to injury, game-plan hurdles in win over CardinalsA slippery State Farm Stadium turf threw players for a curve early on in the Detroit Lions' win over the Arizona Cardinals.NFL Draft order: Loss to Lions, 49ers' and Raiders' wins help CardinalsThe Cardinals helped their cause toward earning the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 49ers and Raiders helped Arizona's current draft order standing.Arizona Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche heads to IR, needs knee surgeryThe Arizona Cardinals have another season-ending injury as defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche will go to injured reserve and undergo knee surgery.Domino effect of Cardinals losing Christian Kirk hurts Josh Rosen mostWith Christian Kirk out 2019 KeeSean Johnson Jersey , the Arizona Cardinals got predictable, and that's a problem with Josh Rosen's health and development the team's focus.NFL draft update: Loss puts Cardinals back in the hunt for No. 1 pick - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPNThe Cardinals, 49ers and Raiders all sit at 3-10 and Arizona faces some teams with plenty to play for.Cardinals vs. Lions: 7 major concerns from 17-3 Arizona lossMany problems came back after a promising win.Cardinals vs. Lions results: 3 small positives in 17-3 lossNot all was bad in the Cardinals' loss to the Lions. There just wasn't much good.DT Robert Nkemdiche is 14th Arizona Cardinals player to go to IRHis season is over with a knee injury, although Steve Wilks will not say exactly what sort of injury it is.Arizona Cardinals Week 14 offensive snap counts and obervsationsAmong them, Ricky Seals-Jones plays more than in previous weeks.Arizona Cardinals Week 14 defensive snap counts and observationsAmong them Black Pharoh Cooper Jersey , Zeke Turner played more and the defensive line rotation changed.
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  4. As part of Tepper’s promise to be more fan focused Stitched Kawann Short Jersey , the Panthers are opening up Bank of America stadium for a draft day party that includes free admission."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomCarolina Panthers to host free draft party for the first round of the NFL DraftNew,14commentsAs part of Tepper’s promise to be more fan focused, the Panthers are opening up Bank of America stadium for a draft day party that includes free admission.EDTShareTweetShareShareCarolina Panthers to host free draft party for the first round of the NFL DraftJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsThe team announced on their website today that they will host a draft day party for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft at Bank of America stadium with free admission to all guests. Tickets however must be purchased in advance and presented on a mobile device for admission into the stadium.According to the official website:While without a doubt purchasing the 2019 Carolina Panthers draft hat is the major carrot on a stick here, it might be cool to get to tour some of the team facilities Youth Trai Turner Jersey , and get autographs from some of the yet to be named legends of the franchise. Also, I would love to have an LED-lit Panthers pint glass to imbibe from.Another major draw might be this:This implies that you’ll be allowed to go field level and get yourself comfortable for a prime view of one of giant jumbotrons behind the end zones. Sounds like a fun evening, maybe I’ll see you there! The Panthers are going to have to look elsewhere for depth at middle linebacker next season, as one of their depth pieces has been signed to play on the west coast."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomCarolina Panthers free agency 2019San Francisco 49ers sign former Carolina Panthers linebacker David MayoNew Stitched Trai Turner Jersey ,20commentsThe Panthers are going to have to look elsewhere for depth at middle linebacker next season, as one of their depth pieces has been signed to play on the west coast.EDTShareTweetShareShareSan Francisco 49ers sign former Carolina Panthers linebacker David MayoBob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsWhile we were all embroiled in the huge news that Matt Kalil was being released by the Panthers, the San Francisco 49ers were apparently making moves to sign one of the team’s unrestricted free agents. David Mayo was a fifth round pick during the 2015 NFL Draft and the David Gettleman era. He spent his entire rookie deal with the Panthers, and was actually a fairly decent backup Youth Ryan Kalil Jersey , seeing time when Luke Kuechly missed games with a concussion. While he wasn’t anything spectacular, every team needs a decent backup middle linebacker, especially when the starter has a history of things like head injuries. Mayo finishes his time on the team with 61 career tackles.I for one thought he was going to clear the first week of free agency and we might see him re-signed at a fairly low price to continue his backup duties, but now it looks like we’ll turn to young guys like Andre Smith and Jermaine Carter to work their way into backup roles. We also could see another Stitched Ryan Kalil Jersey , hopefully late, draft pick used at the position. Either way, we need to secure someone at that spot, or we might regret not holding the Mayo.
  5. The Cleveland Browns’ roster still needs major work. Their front office is starting to shape up. New general manager John Dorsey tapped into his NFL connections to improve the winless Browns http://www.thecoltsfootballauthentic.com/ben-banogu-jersey-authentic , adding former Green Bay executives Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith on Wednesday in the club’s first major moves in a significant offseason. Dorsey played linebacker for the Packers and spent time working in the club’s front office with Wolf and Highsmith, two highly regarded talent evaluators with solid reputations. The 35-year-old Wolf, who is considered a rising star in the league, will serve as Dorsey’s assistant while Highsmith, a former NFL running back, is the Browns’ vice president of player personnel. ”We’re lucky to add Alonzo and Eliot to our personnel staff,” said Dorsey, who was hired last month by owner Jimmy Haslam. ”Alonzo’s 25 years of experience in the National Football League as a player, scout and personnel executive give him a unique perspective when it comes to evaluating talent and building a team. ”Alonzo and I share the same passion for this great game of football. We are going to set out to find talented football players that possess that same passion for the game. ”Eliot has been a fine executive in this league for some time now. It’s been great to watch him grow up around this league when I was with him in Green Bay and from afar for the last five-plus years. He’s been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade.” Wolf spent 14 seasons with the Packers, working as the club’s director of football operations for the past two. He recently interviewed for the Green Bay GM job that went to Brian Gutekunst and Wolf was reportedly offered a spot to work in Oakland with Raiders’ GM Reggie McKenzie. Dorsey, McKenzie and Wolf all worked together in Green Bay. But the son of Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf is instead joining the Browns, still crawling from the wreckage of a 0-16 season while preparing for a draft in which they’ll have the No. 1 overall pick and four in the top 35. ”I really like the direction of where leadership is headed Parris Campbell Jersey ,” Wolf said. ”We’re going to build this team the right way and to be a part of that from the ground up is going to be special.” Highsmith spent 19 years in Green Bay’s scouting department. After starring at Miami, Highsmith was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1987 draft by the Houston Oilers. ”This is going to be an exciting challenge,” Highsmith said. ”It’s great to reunite with John Dorsey. He is someone I’ve looked up to and has always been a mentor to me. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment. ”I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be part of something special. Some of my fondest memories in football were playing the Browns in the playoffs one year and the fans throwing dog bones at us so we had to turn around and play that series at the opposite end zone.” Dorsey’s hiring of Wolf and Highsmith is a return to a more ”traditional” football model for Cleveland’s front office, which emphasized analytics in two failed seasons under fired vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. Dorsey has also brought in former co-workers in Kansas City, adding Jimmy Noel as assistant director of pro scouting, Matt Donahoe as a scout and Dan Zegers as personnel coordinator. All three worked with the Chiefs under Dorsey, who was surprisingly let go by the team in June after four seasons. The Browns also said Ken Kovash, a vice president of player personnel the past two seasons, will transition to a role in the club’s strategy department under Paul DePodesta. Ryan Grigson, a senior personnel executive, has been dismissed. — On a steamy day that proved too daunting for Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 38-year-old Albert Pujols coolly delivered the game’s pivotal hit. Pujols’ RBI double highlighted a five-run eighth inning http://www.thecoltsfootballauthentic.com/bobby-okereke-jersey-authentic , and Los Angeles beat the Orioles 6-2 Saturday to extend Baltimore’s latest losing streak to seven games. Gametime temperature was 93, and the humidity was unforgiving. Sweating profusely, Skaggs asked out after using 79 pitches to get through five innings. ”It’s definitely one of the hottest games I’ve thrown in a long time,” Skaggs said. ”I was just tired. I told (manager Mike Scioscia) I rarely come out and say this, but I’m exhausted.” Skaggs added: ”I probably could have gone another inning, but there was no point. My team picked me up.” Playing their 3,000th game under Scioscia, the Angels trailed 2-1 before using three hits, three walks and a hit batter to take control against the free-falling Orioles. After Mychal Givens (0-6) issued a pair of one-out walks, Pujols tied it with his 632nd career double , a drive that handcuffed right fielder Danny Valencia. The hit tied David Ortiz for 10th place on the all-time list – and tied the game. An intentional walk followed, and the go-ahead run scored when Chris Young hit into a force play at third base. Tanner Scott hit Martin Maldonado with a pitch to force in a run Khari Willis Jersey , and David Fletcher capped the uprising with a two-run single. ”It was good clutch-hitting that inning,” Scioscia said. ”I think the biggest hit there was Albert.” The Angels lost six straight before coming to Baltimore, and now they appear to have their mojo back. ”Whenever you can grind out runs late in the game to come back and win, it’s exciting,” Fletcher said. ”It’s definitely something to give us confidence.” Justin Anderson (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn the win. The Orioles’ shoddy play in the eighth inning explains why Baltimore owns the worst record in the majors. Baltimore has five losing streaks of at least six games, is 0-15 against the AL West and has lost 17 of 18 at home. Afterward, manager Buck Showalter was straining to find the positive aspect of another dreadful defeat. ”When you only score two runs – again – you’re going to have to pitch real well, which we really did for seven innings,” he said. ”So, I’ll take that out of it.” Baltimore’s Andrew Cashner threw 105 pitches. He gave up one run in six innings and left with the lead, but now has gone six straight starts without a victory. ”To say I’m not frustrated, I’d be lying Josh Allen Jersey , but for me, wins and losses are out of my control,” the right-hander said. MILESTONE Scioscia is the sixth manager in major league history to manage 3,000 games with one team. ”You don’t think about it,” Scioscia said about his longevity. ”It’s 3,000, one game at a time.” TAKE A SEAT Struggling Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop (.197) was given the day off, and will likely be rested Sunday before Monday’s off day. Showalter said he wanted the 2017 All-Star to ”reset.” TRAINING ROOM Angels: RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani, who has a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, batted in a simulated game Saturday and did not experience any setbacks, Scioscia said. The team hopes Ohtani can avoid Tommy John surgery. . LHP John Lamb has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will undergo surgery in Los Angeles. . RHP Jake Jewell will be out at least six months after undergoing right ankle surgery Friday. . RHP Garrett Richards (hamstring) allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start Friday with High-A Inland Empire. ”He lost some of his command as the outing went on, but physically he felt great http://www.thejaguarsfootballauthentic.com/jawaan-taylor-jersey-authentic ,” Scioscia said. Orioles: RHP Darren O’Day opted for surgery to repair a left hamstring strain, ending his season. … RHP Chris Tillman (back) was scheduled to make his third rehab start, this time with Triple-A Norfolk, on Saturday. UP NEXT Angels: RHP Deck McGuire (0-0, 6.08 ERA) makes his third major league start in the series finale Sunday. Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (3-6, 4.20 ERA) lost his last four decisions and has not completed seven innings in any of his last eight starts.
  6. In the midst of a difficult season Shareef Miller Jersey , the Kansas City Royals got a needed spark Friday night from one of their newest additions. Rookie Rosell Herrera kept the game scoreless with a home-run robbery in the eighth inning and hit an RBI triple in the ninth, and struggling Kansas City beat the Houston Astros 1-0. Herrera helped the Royals end a nine-game skid by bringing back Alex Bregman’s would-be homer. The right fielder reached over the short outfield wall to snag the first out in the eighth. ”He’s athletic, he’s fast,” manager Ned Yost said. ”He seems to swing the bat OK from both sides. It’s only been a week. There’s a lot to like looking at him on a short look.” Adalberto Mondesi singled off Ken Giles (0-2) to start the ninth, stole second and took third on a flyout by Whit Merrifield. Herrera then sent a ball to center field to score Mondesi. Herrera also had a double and is batting .278 in five games since being cut by Cincinnati and acquired by the Royals. ”That was very fun, not only for me but for my teammates because we played really good defense today … and that’s why we made the right play at the right time and won the game,” Herrera said. Danny Duffy pitched six innings of two-hit ball for the Royals, and the bullpen didn’t allow another knock. Justin Grimm (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth and Tim Hill threw a perfect ninth for his first save. When asked about his work Friday night, Duffy briefly discussed his outing before raving about Herrera. ”Rosie he’s a stud, man Zach Brown Jersey ,” he said. ”I’m a big fan of that kid. If he keeps playing as hard as he does, he’s always going to have a spot in the big leagues. We love that here. I’m really happy for him. He had a fantastic game.” Houston was shut out for the first time since May 11. They still had several opportunities to score because of seven walks but went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. ”It’s unusual because we’ve been pretty good swinging the bat lately,” manager A.J. Hinch said. ”It seemed like every opportunity ended in a double play tonight.” Houston starter Dallas Keuchel pitched six strong innings. He allowed six hits and struck out six, while Duffy fanned seven after being tagged for seven runs in six innings of a loss to the Astros on Saturday. The Royals had just wrapped an 0-8 homestand and had lost 15 of 16. Kevin McCarthy took over for Duffy in the seventh and issued consecutive walks to Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez. Pinch-hitter Tony Kemp then grounded into a force out that left Gattis out at third. But the Astros loaded the bases when pinch-hitter Tyler White reached on a fielder’s choice. Houston came away empty-handed when George Springer grounded into a double play. Salvador Perez doubled with one out in the eighth and Houston intentionally walked Alex Gordon before Alcides Escobar drew a walk to load the bases. The game remained scoreless when Hector Rondon struck out Paulo Orlando to end the inning. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros: Hinch said RHP Joe Smith (right elbow inflammation) is improving but still has several steps to go through before he’s ready to come off the disabled list. STREAK ENDS Escobar started in center field, snapping a streak of 407 straight starts at shortstop dating to Sept. 26, 2015. That streak was the longest in Royals history and the longest active streak in the majors. It’s the first time he’s played a position other than shortstop since he joined the Royals in 2011 and the sixth time in his career he’s played in the outfield, after appearing in five games there for the Brewers in 2010. The Royals started Mondesi at shortstop instead. They have said Escobar will also see time at second and third base this season. ”I just think that the time was right,” Yost said. ”He knows that his next career move is probably going to be a utility-type player … and he’s anxious to start showing people that he can handle it.” Escobar, who entered the game 2 for 28, had two hits including a double. ”I thought (Escobar) looked good in center. He hits good as a center fielder Devin Bush Jersey ,” Yost said with a laugh. UP NEXT Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. (8-3, 3.77 ERA) looks for his third straight win when as he opposes Ian Kennedy (1-7, 5.31) Saturday night. Kennedy hasn’t won in 13 starts, going 0-7 with a 6.12 ERA since his only win of the season on April 7. — The 2018 NFL Draft may not have been as deep as past drafts, but there has been a solid amount of draft picks that have outplayed their number. In the 2018 NFL Draft, there were many players that should’ve been drafted much higher than they were. Some of these players have been a complete surprise, while other players had a lot of potential and were expected to be taken sooner, but for whatever reason, dropped in the draft.Teams aren’t always going to get the picks right, but sometimes they end up with players that surprise everyone. At the same time Diontae Johnson Jersey , some of these teams knew that the players they selected were going to fall, and knew they were a good fit. It's the ideal situation for a team when they have a player marked down and they’re available at a time the team feels comfortable picking them.The NFL is a place with an opportunity for draft picks all throughout the draft to succeed. Not every player will get equal chances, but most draft picks do get multiple chances. There are so many opportunities for players in the preseason, training camp, and if they’re lucky, during the season.These 20 draft picks have earned their opportunity already, and are playing beyond expectations. Finally, analysts are giving these players their credit after they were once looked at as lesser talented players. It’s surprising to see how players that drop so far in the draft, can have as big of an impact as many other players.
  7. The Panthers have added another former AAF player to their roster."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomCarolina Panthers free agency 2019Carolina Panthers sign former AAF offensive lineman Brandon GreeneNew Color Rush Christian McCaffrey Jersey ,11commentsThe Panthers have added another former AAF player to their roster.EDTShareTweetShareShareCarolina Panthers sign former AAF offensive lineman Brandon GreeneThe Carolina Panthers have added another former AAF player to their roster, as former Birmingham Iron offensive lineman Brandon Greene is expected to join the Panthers today according to a tweet from Houston Chronicle columnist Aaron Wilson.Greene (6-foot-5, 289 lbs) was an undrafted free agent from Alabama in 2017. He signed as a UDFA with the Chicago Bears and spent the 2017 season on their practice squad before joining the Birmingham Iron of the AAF in 2019. Greene has experience playing both tight end and offensive tackle from his time with the Crimson Tide. This is most likely nothing more than a depth move for the Panthers to get a look at Greene during their offseason workouts, but you never know — he could find himself battling for a roster spot during training camp depending on how much depth the Panthers have on their offensive line later this summer. The answer is Michael Palardy, for the record."Who is the punter for the Carolina Panthers? The answer is Michael Palardy, an answer that should be obvious if you look at the handy roster that the team keeps posted on Panthers.com or if you bothered to read our 2018 special teams review this morning.We felt the need to answer this very important question for two reasons: primarily because Google seems confused on the subject and secondarily because it is the offseason and when else are we going to talk about punters?None of these guys are Michael Palardy.Palardy, for the record Christian McCaffrey Jersey Boys , has been punting for the Panthers since 2016. He took over for an injured Andy Lee (who does appear among the above suggestions) that season and then beat Lee out for the job in a 2017 training camp battle. He is under contract for the next three seasons following the contract extension he signed last year.The suggested punters for the Panthers, per Google, include Lee, whom Palardy beat out for the job, Mike Scifres, who retired after not playing a snap for the Panthers, Jordan Gay Cheap Christian McCaffrey Jersey , who similarly never played a regular season snap in a Panthers’ uniform, Brad Nortman, who is also no longer in the NFL, and Jason Baker, who retired in 2012 after seven seasons with the Panthers and 12 in the NFL. Palardy, once again, is none of those people. Palardy Custom Christian McCaffrey Jersey , to be clear, is still in the NFL and still under contract to provide punt related services to the Carolina Panthers in 2019, 2020, and 2021.If you’d like to know more about Palardy you can dig into researching his statistics (he is a pretty average punter) here. You can also take a look at a breakdown of his contract (he is paid like a pretty average punter) here. If you want even more than that then I must direct you to this photo shoot with the rest of the Panthers special teamers in celebration of his contract extension. It really should tell you everything you need to know.
  8. MINNEAPOLIS 鈥?Latavius Murray helped the Minnesota Vikings revive their running attack with 155 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Youth Ricky Seals-Jones Jersey , wearing down the Arizona Cardinals on the way to a 27-17 win on Sunday.Even Kirk Cousins joined the fun for the Vikings (3-2-1) with an option-style run across the goal line in the third quarter, before throwing to Adam Thielen for a score on the following possession.More Vikings coverageTop Tweets: Minnesota teams send best wishes to GophersVikings sign veteran guard KlineVikings agree to terms with kicker Dan BaileyVikings add RB depth, re-sign Ameer AbdullahFormer Vikings guard Easton agrees to four-year deal with SaintsThielen had 11 receptions for 123 yards, his sixth straight 100-yard game to become the first player in the NFL since 1961 to start a season with a streak that long. Thielen’s 58 catches are the most in league history through six games.Budda Baker returned a fumble off a sack by Chandler Jones for a 36-yard touchdown and Tre Boston had a diving interception later in the second quarter, and the Cardinals (1-5) constantly pressured Cousins with four sacks, seven hits and seven deflected passes.Cousins managed to complete 24 of 34 attempts for 233 yards, thanks mostly to Thielen and his exceptional ability to get open anywhere on the field and turn off-target throws into clutch catches. He made a toe-dragging sideline grab on third-and-13 right at the first-down marker to extend the opening possession of the third quarter, before capping the drive in the end zone with a 13-yard reception on a seam route after leaving linebacker Josh Bynes in his wake with a stutter step.The Vikings emerged from their early season gauntlet of road games at expected NFC contenders Green Bay, Los Angeles and Philadelphia with only one loss Stitched Gabe Holmes Jersey , with that ugly defeat at home by Buffalo the biggest stain of the first five weeks.This matchup with Arizona presented a similar trap against a struggling opponent and a raw rookie quarterback, but the Vikings took a first-quarter lead on Murray’s 21-yard touchdown run when he flattened Antoine Bethea with a stiff arm. That put the defense in position to turn loose the pass rush and fluster Josh Rosen the way they failed to do with fellow rookie Josh Allen against the Bills three weeks ago.Coming off his first career NFL victory last week against San Francisco, Rosen didn’t have much of a chance to start a winning streak.14View Gallery Gallery:PHOTOS: Vikings vs. CardinalsHe went 21 for 31 for 240 yards, but the Cardinals failed to move the chains on all 12 of their third or fourth down plays. That included a third-quarter interception by Anthony Harris and a fourth-and-goal stop of David Johnson by Xavier Rhodes at the 1-yard line in the second quarter.Larry Fitzgerald, the intended target when Harris jumped his route, had five catches for 39 yards in his hometown. The 15th-year veteran fell to 0-6 in career visits to Minnesota, where the Cardinals have lost 10 straight games since they were in St. Louis in 1977.CHANDLER CHALLENGEThe Vikings missed left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) badly, with Jones often overpowering Rashod Hill, who switched over from the right side as rookie Brian O’Neill made his first start in Hill’s place. Jones had 1陆 sacks Youth Gabe Holmes Jersey , and Benson Mayowa had two deflected passes from the other defensive end spot while rotating with Golden.BY THE NUMBERSJohnson had a late touchdown run and 55 yards on 18 attempts. … Danielle Hunter had two of Minnesota’s four sacks, giving him at least one in each of the first six games for the third-longest streak in team history. … Murray, starting for Dalvin Cook (hamstring) for the third time in the past four games, had 66 yards by halftime to top the team average over the first five games. The previous long gain by a running back was Cook’s 15-yarder, which Murray topped four times.INJURY REPORTCardinals: Five starters listed as questionable all played: RT Andre Smith (hamstring), LG Mike Iupati (shoulder), LT D.J. Humphries (knee), DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot) and Golden (knee). … Iupati suffered a back injury and was replaced in the third quarter by Jeremy Vujnovich, who hurt his hamstring in the fourth quarter. RG Justin Pugh also went out with a hand injury Stitched Justin Pugh Jersey , forcing John Wetzel and Daniel Munyer to man the guard spots.Vikings: With strong safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) inactive, George Iloka got his first start after joining the team in training camp. Harris frequently rotated in, too. … CB Mike Hughes limped off in the fourth quarter with an apparent left knee injury.UP NEXTCardinals: Host the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.Vikings: Play on the road against the New York Jets next Sunday. It is the third and final day of the 2019 NFL Draft.Much to my chagrin the Arizona Cardinals have seven selections to make today!Including the first pick of the day to get us started.This will..."It is the third and final day of the 2019 NFL Draft.Much to my chagrin the Arizona Cardinals have seven selections to make today!Including the first pick of the day to get us started.This will be the only open thread today, we’ll have short little notes on the players as they are picked and come back and finish them up this afternoon and evening.First, here are the players the Arizona Cardinals took in the first three rounds.1.1 Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma2.1 Byron Murphy, CB, Washington2.30 Andy Isabella Youth Justin Pugh Jersey , WR, UMass3.1 Zach Allen, DE, Boston CollegeIf you want to take a look at eight players who could fit in the last seven picks, Blake Murphy has you covered.If you want to follow along with SB Nation’s best available, here they are.Here are the picks the Arizona Cardinals have today.Round 4, pick 1 (No. 103 overall): Round 5, pick 1 (No. 139 overall): Round 6, pick 1 (No. 174 overall): Round 6 Stitched Pharoh Cooper Jersey , pick 6 (No. 179 overall): Round 6, pick 35 (No. 207 overall): Round 7, pick 34 (No. 248 overall): Round 7, pick 35 (No. 249 overall): Round 7, pick 40 (No. 254 overall):Here’s to trading all the seventh round picks!
  9. Every week will be a legitimate battle when the season gets underway."The 2019 NFL schedules are officially out in the world Youth Giorgio Tavecchio Jersey , and the Atlanta Falcons know exactly when and where they’ll need to be for game days this fall. The good news is that the Falcons, as they always do, have a good chance in every game they play in. They’re a really good football team at full strength and have a pretty complete roster and revamped coaching staff to work with now. But the hard part is they’ve gotten a bit of the short end of the stick with their schedule draw. This is as hard a schedule as we’ve seen in ages, though that’s going with 2018 institutional knowledge. The hard part with making schedule predictions is exactly that. Some teams get better; other teams fall off the face of the earth. Some stay their persnickety selves and give you fits you’d rather avoid. You just can’t tell, but we’ll do our best to size up the competition as it’s been scheduled and give you the best idea of where all of this is headed. September a balanced bearYou always like to get some hard games out of the way, and the Falcons can benefit from doing just that. They open the season on the road with the Minnesota Vikings, who always present a tough matchup. That vaunted 2017 defense faded a bit in 2018, and the offense struggled to be consistent. But it’s Week 1, and anything can happen. Like Atlanta, they’ll be looking to rebound. The bright lights roll into Atlanta for the home opener with the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, and we don’t really need to get into recent history with those dadgum Eagles. Needless to say, it’ll be a game. Funny enough, it’ll be the first time the team has faced Carson Wentz since 2016. A road trip to see the rejuvenated Indianapolis Colts is in store for Week 3, which will undoubtedly be a toss-up. Dan Quinn has had his struggles against AFC opponents in the past, and the Colts are on the up-and-up after a strong finish in 2018. Andrew Luck, when he’s on, is hard to stop, and that defense came out of nowhere last season without a lot of talent to spare. The Tennessee Titans will take the short flight to Atlanta in Week 4 to close out the month. The Titans tend to be a “wait-and-see” team each year, though they have places where they can hurt you. Marcus Mariota is tenacious and can win games by himself. Record prediction: The Falcons have a lot to prove, and traditionally get off to strong starts under Quinn. We’ll say they go 3-1, only dropping a close road match to the Colts. No game will be a breather, though. October just as scary As if life could slow down any Stitched Austin Hooper Jersey , Atlanta heads on the road twice before heading home for a tricky two-game home stand against two playoff teams. The team heads down to Texas to meet former Falcons ball boy Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans to open the month. The Texans were one of the AFC’s best teams last year, with Watson and DeAndre Hopkins two of the more dangerous players they’ll see all season. That defense is no joke, either, with the revitalized J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney leading the pass rush. The late afternoon road game to see the Arizona Cardinals, on paper, is the easiest in the bunch right now, but that could change of the team takes quarterback Kyler Murray and he comes out strong. They’ll say hello to former Falcons Robert Alford, Brooks Reed, and, indeed, Corey Peters this game. When they get home, two heavyweights from the NFC West await. The Super Bowl silver medalist Los Angeles Rams may have a bit of a hangover to shake off, but Sean McVay remains a dangerous offensive mind and Aaron Donald is still the best defensive player in the game. It’ll be a tough contest to navigate. The month closes with the Seattle Seahawks, who the Falcons traditionally play well against and have the advantage of playing in friendly confines. Russell Wilson just got a massive raise, and Frank Clark just sent a tweet that may hint those trade rumors will come true. Expect another tough afternoon here. Record prediction: October games typically aren’t the prettiest football Atlanta plays in this iteration of the team, and it’s a grind of a month at that. We think they’ll go 2-2, getting wins against the Cardinals and Seahawks. The Rams game goes close, but is just one of those you’re frustrated they let slip away. November a set of familiar foesAs you might have heard, the Falcons transition into a stretch of five straight divisional games at this point of the season. It’s not ideal! But really, it’s an easier run than what they start out with, and you want your easier games pushed toward the back end of the schedule. The bye week is Week 9, followed by a Week 10 trip down to New Orleans to face the archrival Saints. The Falcons have gotten pulverized in their last two meetings in the Superdome Youth Austin Hooper Jersey , so you can sure bet the team will be eager to rectify that, or at least put up a better fight. That’s followed by a Week 11 game with the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, which is winnable, if always a nervous conquest. Cam Newton has moments of brilliance and moments of errant play, so it just depends which Cam we get. That defense is also a wild card. Then comes the Bruce Arians-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 12, who should be much better coached this fall. Can Jameis Winston put it together this season? It’s good the team gets its first look at this version of the Bucs in Atlanta before they have to play them on the road. The month closes with another Thanksgiving Day parade with the rival Saints at home in prime time for Week 13. Surely the team can even the score after getting grilled last November in front of the whole world. Record prediction: Let’s go with 3-1. We’re going to, hopefully not haphazardly, predict a win in Carolina. They split with the Saints, and get a close one against the Bucs.December no cake walkThe month of December gets going in Week 14 with a home stand against the Carolina Panthers, which, again, can always go either way. The team has topped Carolina in Atlanta each time since 2015, which is a good sign. The team heads out to San Francisco to take on a mysterious 49ers team in Week 15, one that didn’t have quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to lead it last season. Former Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan still calls a nasty game, and that defensive line is going to figure it out at some point. They’ll see old friend Tevin Coleman this week, unfortunately now back on Shanny’s chess board.In Week 16, the team then hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars, another enigma wrapped in a riddle. The team got close at a Super Bowl berth in 2017 before disappearing in 2018. The offense is not amazing, but the defense is still ferocious on paper. That’ll be an important game to score early. And just like last season, the year closes with a trip out to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. This Bucs team won’t be like the other ones, so don’t be upset if they split the record this year. Arians is a great coach! Record prediction: We hate to say it, but 2-2 is a distinct reality. They could easily drop that 49ers trip Stitched Deion Jones Jersey , as Shanahan knows this team well. Ditto goes for the Bucs trip; it just feels like they’ll lose one to Arians this season. So that’s the schedule. This puts the team at 10-6, which could mean a lot of things. 10-6 is nothing to be ashamed of on a schedule like this; it shows a three-game improvement from 2018 and should be enough to at least punch a spot for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Let us know below how you think this schedule shapes up. We’ll see how these prognostications hold up one the season gets going in September.‘Ready for whatever’: Duke Riley confident in relief of Deion Jones Duke Riley has been rightfully under a microscope, and now he prepares to be under the spotlight. Thrust into starting middle linebacker duties in the wake of Deion Jones’ foot injury, Duke displayed confidence ahead of Sunday’s divisional matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Speaking to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Riley had the following to say about opposing teams targeting him in Jones’ absence: Confidence is obviously paramount for professional athletes, and it’s good to see the sophomore linebacker with the bleached Kentucky Waterfall projecting an air of comfort and poise heading into this weekend’s game. Onfield execution is, of course, another story. There’s simply no comparable stand-in for Deion Jones, so it’d be foolhardy to attempt to apply that impossible measuring stick to Duke Riley. Jones’ loss is going to hurt: plain and simple. It affects the defensive scheme, it impacts how the moving parts operate on the field, and to the Falcons’ detriment — it has opponents angling to attack a presumed weak link. But Riley, to his credit, did a serviceable-if-not-satisfactory job in his limited snaps against Philadelphia. He made the most of his opportunities, notably defending what appeared to be a surefire touchdown against tight end Dallas Goedert. Riley delivered a solid jam at the line of scrimmage and blanketed Goedert’s route down the sideline to prevent six points that would have shifted the tide of the game in the second quarter. If Duke Riley has increased his coverage chops, that’s heartening news for an Atlanta Falcons team that’s been whistling past the graveyard all week. Down two burgeoning defensive superstars in Jones and strong safety Keanu Neal, the Falcons are nowhere near an enviable position to be in. It goes without saying that you never want to be looking at 15 games without your team’s linchpins; but good, deep teams find ways to win in spite of circumstance. We’ll find out if the Atlanta Falcons are one of those teams on Sunday, where Duke Riley will assume the role as the team’s starting middle linebacker. The LSU product has elicited more question marks than exclamation points so far in his NFL career, so what to expect might be like a chemist dropping a mystery compound into a beaker. It could be a complementary catalyst. Or it could blow up in our faces. Either way, Duke Riley is exuding confidence ahead of Carolina, and at this point we have no choice but to trust that he’s ready.
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After an incredible career spanning over four decades White Za’Darius Smith Jersey , Coach Rosburg decides it is time to retire"WhitePodcast Film Review 2019 NFL Draft Fanposts Fanshots Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昍avens Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg retiresNew,12commentsAfter an incredible career spanning over four decades, Coach Rosburg decides it is time to retireEDTShareTweetShareShareRavens Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg retiresKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsToday, Baltimore Ravens Special Teams Coordinator and Associate Head Coach Jerry Rosburg has announced his retirement.After Harbaugh announced the news of Rosburg retiring and Chris Horton as his replacement, Rosburg sat beside his long-time friend and delivered a six-minute speech, ranging from his appreciation for the Ravens, his boss and close friend John Harbaugh, to his wife, Sherry, and their three kids. Rosburg finished by stating he will stay on for a bit as the team transitions and informs everybody that the Ravens special teams will remain in good hands for numerous reasons Za’Darius Smith Jersey 2019 , including the return of The Wolfpack, Morgan Cox, Sam Koch, Justin Tucker, and honorary member, Anthony Levine Sr. Rosburg stated that he accomplished what he had set out to do, which was to build a program.The Baltimore Ravens have an incredibly successful special teams program. The rest of the NFL looks to them when they are desperate for special teams talent. Many players in special teams, specifically place kickers, have come through the Ravens doors. Right now, the Ravens have helped produce four starting kickers: Graham Gano White Marlon Humphrey Jersey , Stephen Hauschka, Wil Lutz and Justin Tucker. Not only are these players starting in the NFL, three of them are inside the Top 10 for All-Time Field Goal Percentage: Hauschka (7), Lutz (4), and Tucker (1). Just like Rosburg set out to do, this franchise built a program.Five storylines for Ravens vs. Bengals Week 2 matchup The Baltimore Ravens are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals to kick off week two of the NFL season. In the John Harbaugh era, Baltimore has struggled at Paul Brown Stadium as they are 3-7. The all-time series is tied at 22-22. Below are five storylines to watch for during the first Thursday night football game of the 2018 regular season. 1. ‘January Joe’ or ‘Joe Fluke-O’Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless has given Joe Flacco the nickname ‘Joe Fluke-O’ because of how inconsistent of a quarterback he can be. Flacco’s career has been littered with impressive performances such as his five-touchdown game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or the impressive playoff run that led to him winning the Super Bowl MVP, but he has also had several historically bad games. Flacco’s 0.8 QBR against the Jaguars in London last season was one of the worst recorded performances in the history of the QBR stat. With Flacco at quarterback, it is hard to predict what kind of production the Ravens will be getting. However Marlon Humphrey Jersey 2019 , Flacco was at his best in the Ravens’ dominant win over Bills last week. Not only was he deadly accurate, but he made great decisions with the football. He did not throw an interception, and his three touchdown passes were all perfectly placed. Coming off of one his most impressive performances in recent memory, how will Flacco perform in a hostile environment?2. Against a significantly better front seven, how will Baltimore’s offensive line hold up?One of the most significant factors in deciding whether or not the Ravens will snap their playoff drought will be the play of their offensive line. Against Buffalo, this unit was serviceable, but Ronnie Stanley, Matt Skura, and James Hurst all struggled at times. Cincinnati’s defensive line is much more talented than the Bills’, which sparks the question of how will this group respond? The Ravens utilized several quick passing concepts in week one Stitched Tavon Young Jersey , and the gameplan will likely be similar versus the Bengals.3. Will WR A.J. Green feast with no Jimmy Smith?Wide receiver A.J. Green has made several highlight-worthy and game-winning catches against the Ravens over the course of his career. He has seemingly haunted Baltimore since joining Cincinnati, and without Jimmy Smith, can Brandon Carr, and Marlon Humphrey contain him? Baltimore will likely not play a ton of man-to-man coverage, specifically against Green, but containing Green must be priority number one. 4. Can the Ravens contain RB Joe Mixon?Mixon had a breakout game against the Indianapolis Colts in week one, in which he totaled 95 rushing yards and a touchdown, while also adding five receptions for 54 yards. He was a driving force in their 34-23 win, and the Bengals used him in many different ways. They made it a point to get him the football, and he made plays. Baltimore contained LeSean McCoy last week Youth Tavon Young Jersey , but against a better offensive line, can they limit another talented running back?5. Was last week an outlier, or did the Raven fix their tight end issues?Charles Clay is one of the league’s most underrated tight ends, but Baltimore held him to zero catches on Sunday. In week 2, the Ravens face a pair of talented tight ends in Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft, but will the results be the same? Last season, the Ravens’ Achilles heel was matching up against opposing tight ends, but was week one an outlier, or an indication that they have fixed this issue?
  11. CHARLOTTE Daryl Williams Jersey 2019 , N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera is clinging to the slim hope the Panthers can rebound from a five-game losing streak, beat the Saints twice in three weeks and earn a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs.The coach understands the chances of all of that happening are remote at best.“There’s a chance — five percent,” Rivera said Tuesday. “That’s what they are giving us, so that’s what we will take. … All you need is a chance.”Actually, Carolina’s playoff hopes are a little better than that after the Vikings lost to the Seahawks on Monday night. According to the website FiveThirtyEight, which analyzes NFL teams’ chances of reaching the postseason, the Panthers have a nine percent chance to reach the playoffs.Rivera relayed the team’s chances to his players on Tuesday as a sort of dangling carrot.“That would be a great story wouldn’t it?” Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers said. “If we won this game and then won two more and made it in?”When asked if he really thinks that can happen, Peppers smiled and said Blue Daryl Williams Jersey , “of course it can happen. We expect it to happen, actually.”One look at the standings and the task doesn’t seem all that daunting considering the Panthers (6-7) are just a half-game behind the Vikings (6-6-1) in the race for the second wild card spot, tied with the Eagles and Redskins. The Panthers hold a tiebreaker advantage over the Eagles, but not the Redskins.That doesn’t factor in the Panthers haven’t won a game since Oct. 28, and will close the season with three games against division foes — including two against the division champion Saints, the first of which is Monday night at home.Rivera said his plan is to stick with Cam Newton at quarterback despite a lingering right shoulder problem that has limited the former league MVP’s ability to throw downfield on a consistent basis and might have contributed to some throws sailing high. On three different occasions this season the Panthers have turned to backup Taylor Heinicke on Hail Mary attempts because of Newton’s lack of arm strength.Rivera said this season bears a resemblance to 2014 when the Panthers were 3-8-1 and managed to win their final four games to capture the NFC South and then beat the Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs.But Carolina has shown no sign of another potential turnaround up until this point. Rather, the Panthers seem to collapse time and time again when they have a chance to break through and regain control of their own playoff destiny.Carolina was 6-2 and battling for first place in the NFC South when it to went Pittsburgh in early November and got dismantled 52-21 in a nationally televised Thursday night game. The Panthers went on to lose their next four games against the Seahawks and three of the league’s lower-end teams — the Lions, Buccaneers and Browns — leading to speculation about Rivera’s future.All four of those losses were all by seven points or less.“We just keep finding ways to lose Mario Addison Jersey 2019 ,” Newton said Sunday.Rivera felt there was a lot of good” that happened in the Browns’ loss, but that the Panthers missed chances in the red zone on offense and had four costly bad plays on defense. He sees those problems as fixable.The biggest game remaining for the Panthers will be the next one against the Saints, a team they lost to three times last season and bumped them out of playoff contention.If the Panthers can somehow get past Sean Payton’s crew, they will host the fading Falcons on Dec. 23 and play the Saints in a rematch on Jan. 30 — a game in which New Orleans might rest some its starters if it has already solidified one of the top two seeds in the NFC playoffs.“It’s a big emphasis around here that we still have a chance to make the playoffs,” said wide receiver D.J. Moore. After an encouraging outing against the Cowboys in week 1, the Panthers defense laid an absolute stinker in Atlanta. The Falcons sliced and diced Eric Washington’s unit to the tune of 7.4 yards per play, the highest offensive output against the Panthers since that time Cam Newton forgot to bring an extra tie on a road trip. That game was late in the 2016 season, a season in which the Panthers defense was a total mess. Still Blue Mario Addison Jersey , they responded to that drubbing with a five sack, five turnover, one safety performance against the Chargers. They’ll look for a similar bounce back when the Bengals come to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.The Bengals enter the week as one of the least talked about 2-0 teams in the NFL. Despite ranking just 19th in total yards per game, the Bengals sit 3rd in the league in scoring, averaging 34 points per game. They rank 4th in the league in points per drive and 5th in the league in drive success rate, according to Football Outsiders. All that is to say their offense is good. It’s not all sunshine and roses for the Bengals though. They’ll be without running back Joe Mixon this week as he recovers from an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. The sophomore sensation accounted for 236 yards and a touchdown through the first two weeks. The equally versatile Giovani Bernard will fill the void left by Mixon, so the Panthers aren’t completely out of the woods there. That brings us to our defensive keys:Don’t let another backup running back gash you. Tevin Coleman was the first running back to go over 100 yards rushing against the Panthers since December 4th, 2016. The offender on that date? Thomas Rawls Limited DJ Moore Jersey , another backup running back. Giovani Bernard has been a change of pace back his entire career, but he has topped 80 yards in four of the last five games in which he’s received at least 15 carries. Also the Bengals just signed Thomas Rawls on Wednesday, apparently aware of his kryptonite-like effect on the Panthers. Keep James Bradberry on A.J. Green as much as possible. Last week we saw Bradberry hold Julio Jones to a reasonable 64 yards on 9 targets, with 30 of those yards coming on a circus catch in which Bradberry could do little about. The Panthers face a similarly talented wideout in Green, who sits atop the NFL with 4 receiving touchdowns to his name thus far. Green has been spending some time in the slot this season, so some coverage duties will fall to Captain Munnerlyn and the linebackers, but in an ideal world Bradberry will always be on the same side of the field as the Bengals top target. Disrupt the passing game. This is obviously easier said than done, but it’s important to note. Andy Dalton has been sacked on just 2.78% of his drop backs Elite DJ Moore Jersey , the sixth lowest mark in the league. The lack of pressure has resulted in fewer mistakes for the eighth year pro, as he’s currently sporting the best interception rate of his career. The Panthers front line struggled to get any sort of pressure on Matt Ryan last week and are in for a similarly tough task. However, Dalton is much more susceptible to mistakes under pressure than Ryan is, so the Panthers shouldn’t be afraid to be more aggressive with their blitzing. After one strong performance and one weak one, the Panthers defense currently sits right in the middle of the league in terms of yards and points. This home match-up against a strong Bengals offense will be a great litmus test for the defense heading into the week 4 bye.
  12. As the doors close on the AAF Austin Bryant Jersey Womens , the Lions should think about propping open opportunity for these five players."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions NotesDetroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions TransactionsDetroit Lions Game RecapsBreaking NewsIntroducing the 2019 Detroit Lions Draft Class! 脳Detroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions Opinion5 AAF players the Detroit Lions should consider signing New,23commentsAs the doors close on the AAF, the Lions should think about propping open opportunity for these five players.EDTShareTweetShareShare5 AAF players the Detroit Lions should consider signing Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsThe AAF is dead, and it seems unlikely to recover. It will ultimately go down as a huge failure, not only for its collapse before the end of their inaugural season but for their complete unpreparedness for the league’s suspension.But not all is lost. For eight weeks, AAF players got a chance to showcase their skills for NFL scouts that were undoubtedly monitoring their play, looking for diamonds in the rough and potential depth pieces for the 2019 season. This offseason, Detroit Lions openly admitted they’ll be scouting the league. And while the Lions will build primarily through the draft at this point in the offseason, there are AAF players they should look into bringing in for camp. With the AAF suspended, player contracts are null and these athletes could be signed to any team at any time. Here are five AAF players the Lions should consider signing.TE Bug Howard A former North Carolina tight end, so what could really go wrong? Howard went undrafted in 2017, despite following in Eric Ebron’s footsteps in an extremely productive manner. His senior year at North Carolina saw 53 catches for 827 yards and eight touchdowns. In the NFL, Howard failed to stick on a roster, jumping from the Colts to the Browns to the Panthers. He never saw a regular season snap, but flashed a little in the preseason.In the AAF Austin Bryant Detroit Lions Jersey , Howard was third among all tight ends with 220 receiving yards. Playing mostly as an in-line tight end, Howard could be a short-yardage option for the Lions offense. He’s built to be a blocker too—at 6-foot-5, 228 pounds—but his form could use some refinement.LB Shaheed Salmon The Lions have a pretty big need for off-ball linebacker depth, and while Salmon probably wouldn’t push for playing time right away, he could certainly make a play for a spot on the roster or practice squad.Salmon saw his role with the Iron slowly increase as the season went on. He barely played in the first five weeks of the season, but in the final three, he was essentially a starter—and a brilliant one at that. In those three games, he picked up 11 tackles, one pass breakup, and PFF credited him with seven run stops. In Detroit, he could make a play for Jarrad Davis’ backup, and at just 23 years old (later this month), he still has room to grow. The biggest obstacle for Salmon is his steep developmental curve. Coming from Samford University, he’s got plenty of learning to do, but his flash of potential at the end of the AAF year may be enough for someone to give him a chance. WR Rashad Ross(UPDATE: Ross has signed with the Carolina Panthers)Ross is going to find an NFL team. It’s inevitable. The No. 2 all-time leading receiver in the AAF Austin Bryant Jersey 2019 , this wouldn’t be his first foray into the NFL. In fact, back in December of 2016, Ross had a stint on the Lions practice squad that lasted about a week. He’s been on seven other NFL teams since entering the league in 2013. Though he’s 29 years old, Ross proved to be a men among boys in the AAF. His value for the Lions isn’t just as receiver depth, though. Ross is also a proven kick returner, something the Lions roster is currently lacking. In 2015 with Washington, Ross returned 28 kickoffs for an average of 24.4 yards per return, including a 101-yard touchdown return. Ross would add crazy speed to a Lions receiving corps that doesn’t really have any. He reportedly ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He’s worth another shot. EDGE Damontre Moore The former 2013 third-round pick was a draft season favorite of mine, but he thoroughly busted in the NFL, with unsuccessful stints for the Giants, Dolphins, Seahawks and more. But he has absolutely thrived in the AAF: 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 18 quarterback hits according to PFF. It’s safe to say Moore was the biggest disrupting force of any AAF defense:(Hi, Alex Barrett!)Though not a perfect fit in the Lions defense Austin Bryant Jersey Mens , Moore could certainly provide some depth behind new addition Trey Flowers, and in a pinch could play on the other side at Devon Kennard’s edge position.QB Garrett GilbertThe AAF was filled with some shaky quarterback play, but the Orlando Apollo’s passer was the only one who stood out in a good way. Gilbert finished the AAF season completing 157 of 259 passes (60.6%) for 2152 yards (8.3 Y/A), 13 TDs and 3 INTs. The Lions need some help at the backup quarterback position, and Gilbert is a name they’re a little familiar with. He spent a couple months on the Patriots’ practice squad back in 2014 (while current Lions GM Bob Quinn was there) and after he was waived by the team in 2015, the Lions scooped him up. He ended up being cut by Detroit after training camp, but now that Gilbert has refined his game a little bit, it may be the right time for Detroit to bring him back. There’s an awful lot of smoke around the Lions’ 8th overall pick being up for sale."Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn hasn’t exactly been the wheeling-and-dealing type in the NFL Draft over his three years on the job. In his first ever draft, he didn’t make a single trade despite having ten picks in 2016. The next year, Quinn only made a single trade, moving down in the third round to pick up a fourth rounder. Last season, Quinn was at his busiest. He not only traded up in the second round, but he traded back into the fourth round using 2019 draft assets.Despite a relative sparse history of trading in the draft, expectations are high that the Lions will be active during draft weekend this year. With Quinn openly saying his team is open for business to move down in the first round, and rumors about dealing with the Atlanta Falcons still burning hot Womens Teez Tabor Jersey , USA Today lists the Lions as one of the top five teams most likely to trade their pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. And author Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz has an idea of how they may do it.“Finding a team antsy enough to leap ahead of the Broncos at No. 10 to grab a passer could be the key to Quinn’s vision materializing,” he wrote.With so much smokescreening going on at this time of year, it’s hard to imagine all of these rumors are true. However, there has been an awfully large amount of smoke around Detroit and their desire to trade down this year. Could all these rumors actually materialize on draft day? Tori Petry of DetroitLions.com has a nice recap of what Lions players were up to this offseason prior to reporting for offseason training on Monday. Speaking of offseason training, the Lions shared a photo album of players arriving for work on Monday. Some notable players in the photos were newly-added Justin Coleman, Trey Flowers, and Rashaan Melvin. There were no pictures of Matthew Stafford, and the team declined to comment on whether he attended (remember: his wife has a brain tumor and could be getting surgery this week.)In case you were wondering, the 2019 Snacks’ Snacks Madness tournament has crowned its champion. Congratulations to the rightful winner, Oatmeal Creme Pies: Read it if you dare: Nate Atkins breaks down the film and specs of Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson, a potential first-round pick for the Detroit Lions. Now that the players are together again, it’s time for some serious trash talking. Quandre Diggs was the first to land a haymaker: If you read one thing today, it should be this: Chris Burke of The Athletic traveled alongside Lions head coach Matt Patricia to Alabama, where Patricia was asked to speak about killing bad football. It’s rare we get an in-depth piece on Patricia like this and Burke does a fantastic job.
  13. Joe Flacco will be part of game plan if active O. J. Howard Jersey White , Ravens’ John Harbaugh saysBaltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is expected to be active for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although his role is unclear at this point.The Bucs Had A Punt Blocked By A QB Named TaysomTaysom Hill plays more than you’d expect from a backup to Drew Brees’ backup.Taysom Hill plays lowest snap percentage since Week 3 against BucsAnd makes the biggest play of the game.Bucs will have to weigh pros, cons of keeping Dirk KoetterThere’s a strong possibility, with two upcoming games on the road against strong defensive teams, that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8) finish the 2018 season with a losing record.Dirk Koetter’s Market ValueWhen Black Monday comes in 20 short days and Koetter is fired, what other NFL team will desire him for their vacant head coaching position? New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state.The action took place at Monmouth Park, a racetrack in Oceanport near the Jersey shore, and at the Borgata, Atlantic City's first casino to jump into the sports betting market since New Jersey won a Supreme Court case a month ago clearing the way for all 50 states to offer it should they choose.At the track, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy placed $20 bets on Germany to win the World Cup soccer tournament, and his state's Devils to win hockey's Stanley Cup next season.Thirty minutes later and 70 miles to the south, Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J.," put $5 on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as NFL champions. He made his bet at the Borgata at the same time New Jersey's Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney put $200 on his beloved Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl at 10-1 odds.New Jersey fought for eight years against a federal law that had limited sports betting to four states — Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon."We knew in our heads we were right, and we knew in our hearts we would win," Murphy said. "We've got a lot of good times ahead."Al Pniewski, of Hazlet, New Jersey, took the day off from his warehouse job at a food service company to bet $100 on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the next Super Bowl, at 12-1 odds."My wife thinks I'm nuts for doing this http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authentic-justin-evans-jersey ," he said. "This has been a long time coming. On college football Saturdays, me and my brother-in-law are gonna be here every weekend."Greg Visone, of Millburn, New Jersey, bet on Russia to prevail in its opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia.Both Pniewski and Visone had previously placed bets with neighborhood bookies, as well as offshore internet sites. Both had gotten burned at least once dealing with the shady side of sports betting.Pniewski lost his money with a website when he tried to cash out, and Visone got lured in by fake odds of 40-1 on a soccer game that turned out to be 4-1 after he had wired his money to make the bet.Those sorts of experiences are among the things legal sports betting aims to prevent. New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement issued its sports betting regulations on Wednesday, and the activity is subject to numerous consumer protections.The line of would-be sports gamblers at the Borgata stretched out the door, down a staircase and into the parking lot before betting began at 11 a.m."I couldn't be happier," said Borgata President Marcus Glover.Murphy made two more bets at the Borgata: $20 on the New York Mets to win Thursday night and $20 on New Jersey NASCAR driver Martin Truex to win the Daytona 500.Jim Wood, a 63-year-old business owner from Margate, New Jersey, went to the casino's sports book in a suit and tie to bet $20 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make it to the Super Bowl."I'm a huge Bucs fan," he said. "I went to the very first Buccaneers game in 1976. It's a great opportunity to have sports betting in New Jersey."Mike Sochasai of Toms River, New Jersey, was planning a four-team baseball parlay bet that seemed to depend on the New York Mets losing."When I would go to Vegas, this is always what we wanted to do here, but couldn't," he said.Dennis Drazin, who runs Monmouth Park, said the track has spent $5 million in the run-up to sports betting on physical renovations and legal fees, adding he was "euphoric" to see the first bets actually placed.Online sports betting will not start for at least 30 days in New Jersey. Until then, it is limited to casinos and horse tracks.Follow Wayne Parry at ://WayneParryAC
  14. The Bengals’ path to sweeping the Ravens this season may be getting a little bit easier. Backup quarterback Lamar Jackson missed today’s practice with what’s being called a stomach issue per Adam Schefter. As a result Mark Walton Jersey White , third-string quarterback Robert Griffin III was the only quarterback to practice.Baltimore’s starting quarterback Joe Flacco was already not expected to play as he’s currently dealing with a hip injury, and Jackson was being prepped to start in his absence for the first time in his career. The Ravens have continued to say Flacco could start Sunday without practicing, however.Sidenote: “I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t play well” may be the best endorsement Flacco has ever gotten. The Ravens are considerably more healthier than the Bengals right now, but having both of their top quarterbacks battling injuries does not bode well for them at all and could tip the scale towards the Bengals if Griffin III has to play the entire game.The Bengals have some familiarity with Griffin as they were his opposition for his third start of his career six years ago when he was still the prized possession of the Washington Redskins. The Bengals beat Griffin’s team 38-31 all that time ago. A different Bengals team, and a much different Griffin will possibly take the field on Sunday.Griffin hasn’t started an NFL game since Week 5 of the 2016 season when he was the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat Griffin’s Browns in that game Womens Tyler Kroft Jersey , and Griffin hasn’t played a meaningful snap in the league since. The career arc for Griffin is a sad one, but the Bengals won’t play with any sympathy if he is forced to trot out there against them if Jackson can’t go. We’ll see if Jackson practices tomorrow and what his status for Sunday ends up being.As for the Bengals, Thursday’s injury report was mostly the same as Wednesday. The only real differences were Joe Mixon being limited with a knee injury, as well as Dre Kirkpatrick returning to practice while battling his concussion. Mixon’s injury is new, so it will be something to monitor closely on Friday. Kirkpatrick still needs to clear the league’s concussion protocol to play Sunday.The Bengals could be depleted at wide receiver Sunday Womens Clayton Fejedelem Jersey , as Josh Malone (hamstring) and A.J. Green (toe) continue to miss practice, while John Ross (groin) remains a limited participant. It looks like there’s a decent chance all three are out Sunday, which would leave the Bengals with Tyler Boyd, Alex Erickson, Cody Core and Auden Tate at wide receiver. Jeff Driskel A.J. Green Jersey , anyone? It looks like Darqueze Dennard and Vontaze Burfict are getting close to returning from their injuries, but since they haven’t gotten in a full practice yet, they might not play in Week 10 against the Ravens. The Bengals’ biggest practice of the week is on Thursday with Friday being more of a walkthrough. Hopefully they’ll be back by next week but there is some concern that Burfict’s injury is lingering.Bengals Injury ReportRavens Injury Report The Bengals were destroyed by the Chiefs on Sunday night, but quarterback Andy Dalton says his team needs to be careful not to overreact.Dalton noted that the 45-10 loss counts the same in the standings as any other loss, and he thinks the Bengals remain well-positioned in the AFC North.“It’s just one game. We’ve got another one next week Womens Geno Atkins Jersey ,” Dalton said. “As much as this one sucks, like I said, everything’s still right there. We’re in a great position. We’ve got to go take advantage of it.”It is, indeed, just one game. And if the playoffs started today Bobby Hart Jersey , the 4-3 Bengals would be in, as a wild card team, with tiebreaker edges over the 4-3 Ravens and Dolphins.But if the Bengals want to think of themselves as contenders, they need to be competitive with good teams. And the Bengals showed last night that they’re a long way behind the best team in the AFC.
  15. The schedule is starting to leak!"NBC Sports Matt Maiocco reported that the 49ers will travel to Florida to open the 2019 regular season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Maiocco also reported that the 49ers will host the Pittsburgh Steelers for the teams home opener. That won’t happen until September 22nd Garry Gilliam Jersey , so the Niners will have start the season with two road games. We will know that team later today. The NFL will release the remainder of the 49ers schedule today at 5 p.m.There is some intrigue with playing Tampa Bay. The 49ers traveled to play the Bucs in November of last year. I can already see your blood boiling of having to travel across the country for the second consecutive year. Tampa Bay just hired Bruce Arians, so it’ll be tough to know exactly what that offense looks like. Robert Saleh and company will likely have to do some digging based on his past, and really put stock into what Tampa Bay shows in the preseason. In regards to Pittsburgh, they will be completely revamped as the Steelers no longer have their two best players on offense. We’ll update this article as more of the schedule leaks.UPDATE: Week 14 on the road against Drew Brees.UPDATE: Week 12, Aaron Rodgers is coming to Levi Stadium. It may sound like a cliche, but walking into the Senior Bowl media day you could feel the excitement in Mobile, Alabama surrounding the start of the first Senior Bowl practice. The day started with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stepping to the podium and the media wasted no time digging into Shanahan about his Senior Bowl plans.The theme of the day for Shanahan was “improvement,” he reiterated it again, and again. Shanahan said his goal is to make the players here better. “We just want to get them comfortable and put them in position to showcase their skills,” said Shanahan. The lore of Shanahan is already rubbing off on some of the prospects in Mobile. Louisiana State edge rusher C. J. Beathard Jersey , Jaylon Ferguson talked about the energy Shanahan brings, “he can light a room up,” said Ferguson. Other prospects like Old Dominion’s Oshane Ximines, and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew both spoke about how Shanahan is already showing them how to be pro. Wide receiversMoving on from media day and to the practice field, one thing stuck out— there is no shortage of wide receiver talent on the field in Mobile. Going into Senior Bowl week there was already an idea that the 2019 receiving class was deep, and they did not disappoint on day one. At the Senior Bowl there’s a mix of twitchy underneath receivers paired with a few big bodied playmakers— good news for 49ers who could use a dose of both. West Virginia receiver Gary Jennings was a late add to the Senior Bowl roster, but looked like he belonged on day one. Jennings didn’t make any eye-popping plays, but he was continually consistent with every rep. He looked extremely smooth all over the field. He never had a defensive back glued to him, he created separation all day long with his route running ability. It was easy to spot how fast he got in and out his routes, which is something Shanahan preaches. Jennings’ teammate David Sills V also had a good day catching the football. Sills V just pops out as a 49ers-type player that Shanahan will fall in love with. A gritty wideout who catches everything and just seems to work really hard. South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel showed why he’s considered one of the best players in Mobile in practice today. He’s a fluid route runner who has athleticism and versatility to play inside and out. Samuel is also extremely physical for his 6’0 size. Even in 7-on-7 and 1-on-1 drills where hitting is frowned upon Samuel’s physical presence was felt. The last receiver worth mentioning from the South roster is Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow. Yes Womens Alfred Morris Jersey , Renfrow is small, but he was quietly unguardable today. Renfrow uses footwork to create separation off the line of scrimmage and then it’s all over for the opposing defensive back. Renfrow was consistently open at the college level, but many questioned if that could translate to the next level, after one practice Renfrow is proving the doubters wrong. Similar to the Shanahan’s South group the North wide receivers balled out on day one of the Senior Bowl. UC Davis wideout and Alameda native, Keelan Doss answered a lot of questions about his game in the North practice. Davis has elite size, and is known as a big bodied jump ball receiver, but today his most impressive trait was his route running. He cut up Ladd-Peebles stadium with several dynamic routes. Texas defensive back Kris Boyd told me how impressed he was with the receiving group on the North side after practice. He said he had to go against Ohio State’s Terry McLaurin because he knew McLaurin’s speed would test Boyd. McLaurin, similar to several receivers in Mobile, impressed on day one. McLaurin caught an deep on a nine route in the first 1-on-1 session. It wouldn’t be a Senior Bowl recap without mentioning University of Massachusetts receiver Andy Isabella. Isabella’s electric speed was the talk of media day when Isabella mentioned he once ran a 4.26 hand-timed 40-yard dash. When it came time for Isabella to show his skills on the field he did not disappoint. What was most impressive was that Isabella didn’t do it with just speed. He showed his footwork skills to burst in-and-out of reps at several moment today. Isabella looks to be on track to be the next Tyreek Hill, Brandin Cooks type— an offensive weapon that would be scary for the NFL if Shanahan drafted him Offensive guardAnother offensive position the 49ers were heavily focused on is the offensive line. The line group was tasked with facing an Edge group that boasts several top-tier prospects like Ximinies Matt Breida Jersey , Ferguson and Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat. While the offensive line group doesn’t have a headlining players like the edge group, some linemen had good reps versus top competition. Oklahoma’s offensive guard Ben Powers was a wall in the interior 1-on-1 drills. He stuffed multiple defensive tackles at the line and showed good anchoring ability in the middle. Another interesting late add was Elon’s Oli Udoh. Udoh buried Ximinies on back-to-back reps on the outside. Udoh shined in the East-West Shrine game and is now parlaying a good performance at the Senior Bowl to elevate his draft stock sky-high.When Jon Gruden’s north roster hit the field, Washington’s offensive tackle, Kaleb McGary dominated the North’s edge group. He looked like one of the superior offensive linemen in Mobile on day one. 49ers GM John Lynch was spending time watching the edge-offensive line 1-v-1’s and McGary, Powers and Udoh might’ve played their way onto the 49ers radar. If you follow the Senior Bowl you’ll see several stories about the “losers” or “disappointments” of the first day of practice, but that’s not what the Senior Bowl is about— If you listened to anything Shanahan had to say in his opening presser this week is all about “Improvement.” Before stamping players as label of “loser” we have to see how they respond to the coaching the staffs here can provide.