What privilege do we have?” Sherman asked about NFL players.

The privilege to be blessed that our hard work and dedication paid off, and we were able to change our families’ lives, to change our lives, and to live better. But that doesn’t change our memories or what we remember happening in our childhood. I think that’s something that sticks true to him [Baldwin] as well, and sticks true to a lot of players.

The biggest beneficiary of McCown’s revival was Jeremy Kerley. The former New York releasee, who was also jettisoned by the Lions and 49ers the past two seasons, was responsible for two big plays that gave the Jets a 14-0 lead. The first was a 30-yard fingertip catch in coverage that turned 3rd-and-6 into 1st-and-goal. The second was a 31-yard strike Kerley high-stepped into the end zone.

Brian Dutcher’s teamwill have five players returning from the 2016-17 squadwho lost in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament. Trey Kell, Jeremy Hemsley, Malik Pope, Max Montana, and Montaque Gill-Caesar all will be returning to don the Aztec uniform in Viejas Arena. A few notes on the returning players:

The Aztecs will welcome several new faces to the team: redshirt freshman F Jalen McDaniels, true freshman guards Jordan Schakel and Adam Seiko, true freshman F Matt Mitchell, junior transfer G Devin Watson, and senior C Kameron Rooks. They will all have the opportunity to make a major impact fora team that lost four seniors to graduation as well as Zylan Cheatham, who transferred to Arizona State University.

Head coach Brian Dutcher will be heading into his 19th season at San Diego State. With Steve Fisher retiring, this will be his first season as head coach. For the past six years, Dutcher has held an associate head coach/head coach in-waiting role with the Aztecs. Joining him on the bench will be associate head coach Justin Hutson as well as assistant coaches Dave Velasquez, Tim Shelton, and Mark Fisher.

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Kevin Hogan Jersey starts over DeShone Kizer Jersey for Browns in 2nd half vs. Jets

The Cleveland Browns have benched rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan to start the second half against the Jets.

Ty Montgomery, RB, Packers: Forgive him his mere 4.1 PPR and 3.1 non-PPR fantasy points, as it was remarkable that Montgomery was able to play at all after breaking multiple ribs in Week 4, the matchup wasn’t an easy one and he played only limited snaps (20). His fantasy managers recognized this in advance, however, starting him in only 39.3 percent of ESPN leagues, down significantly from his 94.5 percent rate in Week 4. Perhaps Montgomery will feel stronger and handle a greater workload come Week 7 against the Saints, though it’s possible that he’ll be closer to full strength only after the Week 8 bye.

Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots: While Gronkowski had an outstanding game, Hogan’s day was rather quiet, as he managed just 2.9 PPR fantasy points on four targets against the Jets. That was the worst score of any of Hogan’s six games this season, and it snapped a streak of four straight games with at least one touchdown and 17 PPR fantasy points.

Defensive end Benson Mayowa ran in to assist with the potential sack and made contact with Rodgers a split second after he ditched the ball toward the right sideline. The referee Terry McAulay, deeming the play egregious, slapped him with a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty.

The penalty moved the Packers out of the shadow of their own end zone and jump-started a Green Bay drive that pushed into Dallas territory. Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett was, let’s say, displeased with the call.
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Elite Kids Adam Graves Jersey What this means for the Packers: Opponents know not to give Aaron Rodgers any second chances — and this questionable call gave him the latitude to push the Pack deep into Cowboy territory. 12 plays after the penalty moved the Pack out of its own red zone, Rodgers found Jordy Nelson in the end zone to give Green bay its first lead of the game.

Look, Tennessee, Marcus Mariota Jersey, Colin Kaepernick Jersey was Marcus Mariota in the NFL before Marcus was.

Limited Youth Robert Bortuzzo Jersey And when he didn’t get signed by Seattle, he didn’t get signed. Carolina didn’t show interest because they run similar offense with Cam and what Kap ran in San Francisco when he had success. The Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens with their strong culture, a culture in how they can handle situations. I’m looking around the league, where else? I don’t really see a place that he can fit now, Skip.

After the players meeting Tuesday, Goodell and his staff made a presentation at the NFL owners meeting similar to the one made earlier to the players in an attempt to resolve the national anthem demonstration issue, a senior NFL official told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

The official told ESPN that the players and owners have agreed to meet again soon to hammer out specific steps and actions that can be taken jointly to resolve the issue.

Fournette was hurt late in Sunday’s game when he was tackled by cornerback Trumaine Johnsonon and had to be helped off the field. Despite being cleared by the medical staff to return to the game, the team opted to hold him out as a precaution.

It’s nothing serious, Fournette said after the game, via the team’s website. I am alright. 鈥?I am fine.
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Fournette, 23, was selected by Jcksonville with the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft. He logged 21 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown, a 75-yard score on the Jaguars’ first play from scrimmage, before exiting Sunday’s game.

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to start Sunday’s game against the Saints despite dealing with an ankle injury, according to ESPN.com.

The Lions (3-2) raised some eyebrows Friday by listing Stafford as questionable on their official injury report, but he was a full participant in each practice this week.

Stafford became the NFL’s top-paid player this offseason by signing a five-year, $135 million contract extension. He has nine touchdowns and just one interception this season while accumulating a 97.4 QB rating.

The Lions head down to New Orleans Sunday and the Saints have won two straight games prior to their Week 5 bye. The Saints may get wide receiver Willie Snead back this week after he served a three-game suspension, then dealt with a hamstring injury upon activation.

If Stafford is somehow forced to miss Sunday’s game, former Michigan signal-caller Jake Rudock would get the start.

Barr wasn’t injured on the hit that knocked Rodgers from the game, but Barr did later leave with a concussion.

Rodgers wasn’t the only Packers starter lost with guard Lane Johnson suffering knee and ankle injuries and right tackle Bryan Bulaga leaving to be evaluated for a concussion. Cornerback Quinten Rollins also left with an ankle injury. Left tackle David Bakhtiari aggravated his hamstring injury and left in the second half.

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Walton said Ball’s injury is not worse than previously thought and that there has been no setback.

The most important thing of the day: Max Scherzer makes his playoff debut for the Nationals after suffering a minor hamstring injury at the end of the regular season. Is he 100 percent, and if not, how will it affect his performance and how deep into the game Dusty Baker trusts him to go?

If you’re going to watch only one game, tune in for: Indians at Yankees. The past two games of this series have been so good that you hate that it’s a best-of-five instead of a best-of-seven. If not for the controversial failure of Joe Girardi to challenge that hit batsman call in Game 2, the Yankees could be on the brink of a stunning upset over the 102-win Indians.

Ball injured his ankle last Monday when he landed on Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s foot near the end of the first half. He started the second half and played briefly.

If Ball’s ankle doesn’t improve enough by the opener, however, the Lakers will play it safe.

“If he is not ready, he won’t [play],” Walton said of the season opener. “Again, it is day to day so I assume he will be back by then. If he’s not ready to play basketball and really cut and move and do everything that you need that ankle you need it to do for you, we are not going to play him.”

“It’s just still sore,” Walton added. “He said he can run straight and feels no pain, but it’s going side to side that really gets him.”

We don’t know how long Smallwood will be out after he suffered a recent knee injury, but the role is too notable to ignore if he returns sometime soon (Philly plays Thursday night versus Carolina). He’s the most well-rounded back on the active roster right now and is a flex consideration when healthy. He forms a nice one-two outfit with LeGarrette Blount in the Eagles’ backfield.ravens_007

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Eric Davis is expanding his radio role with ESPNLA 710AM.

Kids Tyvon Branch Jersey The ex-49ers cornerback is joining Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington for the new Afternoons with Marcellus, Kelvin and Eric weekday afternoon radio show (3-7 p.m. PT).

The Browns passed on Carson Wentz in the 2016 NFL Draft and then declined to select Deshaun Watson, trading out of the spots where each quarterback landed. Wentz burned the Browns in the 2016 opener, and now the Browns get to see Watson up close on Sunday. He is a Rookie of the Year candidate for the Texans, and the Browns are going with Kevin Hogan, their 28th starting quarterback since 1999.

Kids Davonte Lambert Jersey Quarterback Drew Brees has eight touchdown passes and no interceptions, and the Saints have just one fumble, which they recovered. They’ll try to remain turnover-free Sunday against a Lions defense that has forced 11 鈥?seven interceptions and four fumble recoveries.

The Chiefs (5-0) are the only undefeated team remaining but have had issues with the Steelers. After throwing five interceptions against the Jaguars, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will try to prove he still has it against an injury-depleted Chiefs defense.

With his three touchdowns in Charlotte, Wentz now has 13 touchdown passes on the season with just three interceptions. It’s a huge improvement from last season when Wentz finished his rookie campaign with just 16 touchdowns and 14 picks. If Wentz continues to play well and the Eagles defense can create turnovers,as they did against the Panthers, the Eagles could be looking at a bye in the first round of the NFC playoffs.

The Colts’ biggest injury storyline will remain Andrew Luck Jersey until the quarterback makes his 2017 debut following right shoulder surgery in January.

So much for that Julius Thomas/Adam Gase connection. The Dolphins’ offense has been an absolute disaster this season, and Thomas’ box score is reflective of the debacle. Through four games, Thomas has caught 9 of 16 targets for 86 yards and no touchdowns. He has not been a full-time player, working 73 percent of the snaps, including 55 percent of the pass plays. Thomas has been asked to stay in and block on 23 pass plays this season, which is fifth most in the NFL. He has managed only one end zone target, and his 0.9 OTD suggests a big boost in scoring is not in his future. Thomas should be on waivers.
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Luck practiced for the first time last week. The goal is for his workload — number of passes and type of passes — to increase in practice this week. He has already been ruled out of Indy’s Week 6 game at Tennessee, and the Colts will not put a timetable on when he’ll play in a game. — Mike Wells

17.5 percent chance. The Bengals head into their bye coming off back-to-back wins. Their chances of making the playoffs still aren’t great, but considering that they dropped to 2.2 percent following their 0-3 start, 17.5 percent doesn’t look too bad.

36.4 percent chance. The Saints’ chances of making the playoffs dipped to 5.1 percent after an 0-2 start, but two straight wins in which the defense allowed a combined 13 points has those chances back up to 36.4 percent. If the defense can continue to limit opponents, their chances of making the playoffs could improve.

Keanu Neal Kids Jersey Is there anything particularly inspiring about Kearse’s production profile in New York? Not really, but as injuries and bye weeks build, it’s reasonable to pursue steady opportunity rates over talent and upside. One of just 40 NFL players with at least 20 percent of his team’s total targets, Kearse has at least four catches in four games this season.

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Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay, the team’s leading receiver, was carted to the locker room after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s 20-16 loss to the Bengals.

Authentic Kids Sidney Jones Jersey After Harrison played zero snaps in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, coach Mike Tomlin indicated younger players are ascending.

We appreciate James. We know what James is capable of. James will ready himself, said Tomlin about Harrison last month.

In other Steelers roster moves, wide receiver Eli Rogers is inactive for the second straight week. The Steelers are opting for veteran receiver Justin Hunter over him.

Right tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) will miss the second straight game.
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Quarterback Josh Hobbs, offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, nose tackle Dan McCullers and cornerback Brian Allen round out the inactive list.

Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings, ankle, Monday: When Dalvin Cook’s torn ACL forced a premature end to his season, it was expected that McKinnon and teammate Latavius Murray would have to step up. McKinnon suffered an injury of his own (ankle) late in the game last week, but it looks to have been relatively minor, given that he was a full participant in practice throughout the week. His removal from the injury report in advance of Monday night’s game confirms that he, along with Murray, will be ready to play.

Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions, ankle, 1:00 p.m. ET: Abdullah rolled his ankle in Week 4 and did not return to the game. After the game, Abdullah said he believed he could have gone back in, but game circumstances dictated differently. He was back in practice on Wednesday for limited work, then upgraded to full practices for both Thursday and Friday. His removal from the pregame injury report does not come as a surprise, and he will be ready to play Sunday.

The Jets have a defense better than expected.

Matt Ryan is in a bit of a funk with the new offense and should welcome a chance for a passing tune-up with both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu hurting. Coach Dan Quinn has to be pleased more with his young defenders, however.

It was nice to win a road game without the fourth-quarter heroics of Matthew Stafford and on the strength of stingy defense and much-improved power running from Ameer Abdullah. The Lions are becoming a very complete and dangerous team.

Cam Newton got well all of a sudden against a putrid Patriots defense, which didn’t do anything to make him uncomfortable. Now it’s up to the defense to pick up the pieces post-Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

Sure, Jared Goff has been good, but Todd Gurley has been downright spectacular as a runner and a receiver. They’ll need to keep playing and scoring like that, because they give up a ton of big pass plays and chunk runs to opponents, too.

The Browns have an offense worse than expected. Josh McCown gets a little revenge here while DeShone Kizer struggles with limited help against a team that’s stopping the pass well.

Frank Gore takes advantage of good timing against his former team to push up to No. 7 on the all-time rushing list ahead of Eric Dickerson. His replacement in San Francisco, Carlos Hyde, will keep the visitors in it, but it’s easier to trust Jacoby Brissett and Adam Vinatieri at home vs. Brian Hoyer and Robbie Gould on the road.

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Hue Jackson Jersey on his 1-19 mark as Browns coach: ‘It’s horrible’

Hue Jackson isn’t sugarcoating his shortcomings.

After the Browns fell to the visiting Bengals in Week 4 and saw their record drop to 2-29 dating back to the 2015 season, the Cleveland coach acknowledged his overall mark of 1-19 as the team’s leader is disappointing.

I don’t like my record any more than you do or anybody does, Jackson told reporters Monday, via cleveland.com. It is horrible. And I will be the first to tell you that. … I don’t like losing. I’ll be the first to tell you that.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin voiced his displeasure with Brown during his Tuesday media address and emphasized that the star wideout needs to show more restraint instead of throwing a tantrum.
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It doesn’t need to happen. It shouldn’t happen. Hopefully, he learned a lesson through that, Tomlin said. A.B. is a competitor, we all know that. It aids him, it aids us. He has to control [his emotions]. If not, it can work against him, it can work against us. Those are lessons you learn along the way.

Authentic Womens Thomas Rawls Jersey Roethlisberger also was critical of Brown during his Tuesday appearance on 93.7 The Fan.

I don’t know [if] he needs to react that way. He’s superhuman on the football field, and when that [sideline behavior] happens it almost brings him back to being a mere mortal, if you will. Because it gets in his head and it just messes with all of us a little bit, Roethlisberger said. I’m not trying to call AB out. I just think this is causing a distraction that none of us really need.