Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles Jersey loses team captaincy

The Jaguars announced five team captains on Monday and their starting quarterback was not one of them.

Youth Tyler Johnson Jersey Blake Bortles, who had been a team captain each of the last two seasons, lost his captaincy with the team. The Jaguars captains this season will be tight end Marcedes Lewis, center Brandon Linder, linebackers Paul Posluszny and Telvin Smith, and wide receiver Arrelious Benn.

It just doesn’t stop at the Super Bowl odds.

The Jets are projected to be a 10-point underdog to the Browns, who won just one game last season, in their Week 5 matchup. The Browns haven’t been a double-digit favorite since 2007. When the Jets face the Patriots, who have the best Super Bowl odds at 11-4, in the regular-season finale, the Patriots are currently projected to be a 28-point favorite. That would be the largest spread in the NFL since the Falcons were four-touchdown underdogs to the Baltimore Colts in 1968.

The Jets opened at 100-1, but the number has plummeted over the last couple of months.

This is what happens when you don’t have a quality starting quarterback, release the second-leading tackler in franchise history (linebacker David Harris), cut loose productive receiver Eric Decker, see Quincy Enunwa 鈥?the team’s leading receiver last season 鈥?go down with a season-ending injury 鈥?and then you trade your best defensive player in Sheldon Richardson.

Even with Ezekiel Elliott in there to help Dak Prescott, this is a daunting defense for the Cowboys, as the Giants swept the season series as NFC East runners-up in 2016. This time, Eli Manning has Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram added to his receiving mix to exploit the Cowboys’ downgrades in the secondary. Dak will have a solid sophomore start, but streaky Eli starts hotter with the right matchup. Giants win 24-20 in the Upset of the Week.
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Chiefs sign C.J. Spiller again after releasing him twice earlier this week

Spiller was with Kansas City during training camp and the preseason, but was cut earlier this week when the team trimmed down its roster. He was brought back when cornerback Steven Nelson was placed on injured reserve, but was then cut again hours before Thursday’s kickoff.

Spiller is due a salary of $900,000 this season, but there’s a catch. If he was on the team’s roster for Week 1 then that salary becomes guaranteed. Since he wasn’t on the team when they faced the Patriots, that salary is no longer owed to him, unless he ends up playing the rest of the season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports there’s “real doubt” whether Beckham will play. The three-time Pro Bowler is officially listed as questionable on the team’s injury report and is expected to be a game-time decision.

Beckham injured his ankle in the Giants’ second preseason game against the Browns when cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit him just above the right knee as Beckham landed from a leaping attempt to catch a high pass from quarterback Eli Manning. He has not practiced since suffering the injury, though he was seen doing straight-line running while working with a trainer Wednesday and Thursday.

Beckham, 24, caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.bears_003-223x223

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Buccaneers sign T.J. Ward Authentic Jersey after release from Broncos, report says

T.J. Ward is swapping snow for sunshine.

Mens Justin Hunter Jersey The veteran safety is expected to sign with the Buccaneers following his release from the Broncos on Saturday, NFL Network first reported Sunday.

According to ESPN, Ward will join Tampa Bay on a one-year contract worth $5 million. He was entering the fourth year of his $22.5 million contract and had been scheduled to make $4.5 million with Denver in 2017 prior to being cut.

Ward, 30, was selected out of Oregon by the Browns in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. After spending the first four season of his career in Cleveland, he signed with Denver in March 2014.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Ward tallied 181 tackles, five sacks, five forced fumbles and three interceptions in his three years with the Broncos.

I’m still mad about Naz Jones’ touchdown being called back, and I’m still mad about Lane’s ejection. But time and gin are helping.

My daughter asks if I took any photos of her at the birthday party today. Are you kidding? All I do is photograph my kids. So she crawls up onto the couch, and I swipe through pictures of her blowing bubbles and pushing a giant beach ball as the Seahawks only rush three on third-and-16 and OF COURSE Rodgers converts! UGH. NEVER RUSH THREE. YOU IDIOT COWARDS.
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I don’t say any of that, of course. I am sharing a moment with my firstborn, trying to focus on the sheer joy that she got from blowing some bubbles on a sunny day in the park. That’s the life, man. Just blowing bubbles. Sports are for dopes.

Rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White Jersey will be put to the test early and often

Although this matchup features the best and third-best teams in the AFC, per FPI, the gap between them is vast — 5.4 points on a neutral field.

Here’s how good the Patriots are: Although FPI thinks they will win this game by 9.4 points, it also thinks this is their second-toughest game at Gillette Stadium this season. Only the Falcons’ visit in Week 7 projects as a bigger challenge.

And, of course, it’s hard to forget FPI’s lofty general expectations for New England this season. The Patriots have a 50.7 percent chance to play in the Super Bowl and a 33.2 percent chance to win said Super Bowl. All without having played a game.

If there’s one place the Chiefs have an edge, it’s on special teams, where Tyreek Hill is always a threat.
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That mold does not include the Jets’ starting quarterback, Josh McCown. The 38-year-old NFL veteran is simply extending his career in an offense with few playmakers. McCown has won only two games in the last 22 he has started, and going against the Bills’ solid front seven may make getting win No. 3 difficult.

If the Jets are to win, McCown needs to use his leadership and savvy to take advantage of the inexperienced secondary of the Bills. Rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White will be put to the test early and often. The Bills still haven’t decided which player will start at the opposite cornerback position, but former Ram E.J. Gaines looks to be the front-runner.
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Glover Quin says Larry Fitzgerald Authentic Jersey requests not to be hit in legs

Lining up against Larry Fitzgerald leads to a lot of things. Players know they might get advice. They might get a hand helping them up after a play. And, apparently, they also might get some instruction.
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Cravens was one of the more energetic players on the Redskins’ defense last season, celebrating little plays like taking on a lead blocker by thrusting his fist in the air.

Womens Ross Cockrell Jersey I’ve seen him at USC, I’ve watched him at practice, Gruden said. I’ve watched him play in games and I know he loves football. So I don’t think that’s the issue. There are things weighing on his mind that he has to take care of. If he gets those things cleared up, then sure we will take another look at him. He is one of our guys.

As far as him understanding if we want him or not, obviously he knows that. We drafted him in the second round for goodness’ sake. We’ve given him very opportunity to be a starting safety and he’s taken advantage of the opportunity and played well. He was growing with the position. This just came out of nowhere. We’ll stand by him and hopefully he gets everything situated and maybe we’ll see him in a month.

You go from [an NFL salary] to fighting on your first pro MMA card and making about $600 a fight. Obviously there’s a definite pay discrepancy, and that’s even in the UFC too. You look at UFC fighters, they’re not making millions of dollars.

For Lane, the love of the sport is there. He was just 6 years old when the UFC’s inaugural event was held in November 1993, but Lane remembers getting a VHS of UFC 1 and watching it with his stepdad as an elementary school student.

Bears waive Jeremy Langford after claiming Taquan Mizzell

The Bears waived former starting running back Jeremy Langford, the team announced on Sunday.

Langford’s roster spot went to undrafted running back Taquan Mizzell, who the team claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.

As Matt Forte’s primary backup in 2015, Langford — selected in the fourth round that year out of Michigan State — rushed for 537 yards and six touchdowns. Langford became only one of three Bears players in franchise history with 100 receiving yards, one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown in a single game.

When No. 11 Michigan and No. 17 Florida take the field for their opener in North Texas on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC), they’ll be dressed well for a high school rave.

Michigan is designated as the away team for this neutral-site game and required to wear a “light” color, which this certainly is, even if it’s not the usual road white.

The first problem, of course, is that Campbell has never played or coached at Ohio State. “Did I say ‘at’ Ohio State? I meant ‘NEAR’ Ohio State,” said Pollard, adding, “Oops, fake news, eh?”

The second, bigger problem is that Ohio State is not in Michigan and does not have the word “Michigan” in its official or unofficial name. “Turns out it’s really difficult to not use the word ‘Iowa’ when you’re Iowa State University.”

Things took a bizarre turn when Campbell proposed new Cyclone uniforms for the ‘Team Out East’ game that don’t include the word ‘Iowa’.

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Martz does not believe McVay can help develop second-year Rams quarterback Jared Goff Jersey

In the Wild West world of professional baseball prior to MLB, the first World Series of the modern era was an informal series between the AL and NL leaders of that year — The Boston Americans (later, Red Sox) and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh, which was spelled without the ‘h’ at the time, was favoured to claim the series and started off well. The Pirates won three of the first four games before allowing Boston to win four straight and clinch the series, 5-3.
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Christian Jones Womens Jersey Martz does not believe McVay can help develop second-year Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Goff threw for 1,089 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions last season while failing to win a game in seven starts.

This guy is a quarterback expert? An offensive expert? Wait a minute while I puke, Martz said of McVay. Right, he’s going to be able to teach and handle and guide Jared through tough times because of all of his expertise and knowledge? Right. I’m not going to drink that Kool-Aid.

There have been fewer problems since he moved to Miami, although he got off without a flag when he appeared to kick Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, leading the Steelers to file a formal complaint to the league. The NFL chose not to fine Suh for in that circumstance. Roethlisberger said he’d never felt anything hit his knee harder but declined to comment whether the move was purposeful. Only he knows that, Roethlisberger said.

the Rams are likely to give Jared Goff Authentic Jersey the 2017 and 2018 seasons to prove he’s their franchise quarterback

It’s made a noticeable difference — Cousins is 5-10 pounds lighter than his 202-pound playing weight from last season.

Kids Tavon Young Jersey Why the change? The 29-year-old Cousins told the Post he looked around the league at other quarterbacks who have changed their dietary habits, including Tom Brady, who at age 40 is playing better than ever. Other quarterbacks who have touted a healthier diet include Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

It took the fourth or fifth time hearing, ‘You need to do this,’ and then reading about Drew Brees and Tom Brady and others who are your peers doing it, Cousins said. I realized, ‘If I want to hang with these guys, then it’s time to stop playing around.’

Whether or not it’s smart, the Rams are likely to give Jared Goff the 2017 and 2018 seasons to prove he’s their franchise quarterback. They’ve added weapons around him, and they’ll likely use the draft to keep their defense a strength. Chubb could be coveted like former N.C. State standout Mario Williams was in his draft class.

Kids Lamarcus Joyner Jersey After trading Sammy Watkins, the Bills are left without a feature receiver, and Sutton is a top-10 talent. The Bills also might be in the market for a quarterback, but they can find one later in Round 1 and might be better off giving Tyrod Taylor another season.

Cowboys rookie Cooper Rush is threatening to create a backup QB controversy

Quarterback controversies are football fans’ guilty pleasure, and an unexpected one may be emerging in Dallas.

Undrafted rookie free agent Cooper Rush got snaps with the second-team offense at practice Monday, two days after another impressive preseason showing.

The former Central Michigan star’s emergence has led some to question whether Kellen Moore’s spot as the backup to Dak Prescott might be in jeopardy.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday (via the Dallas Morning News) that Rush is in line to get more work with the second team and assessed the rookie’s work so far this way: Take advantage of opportunities when you have them. Be ready. Be prepared. He’s done that from minute one.

Elite Youth Malcolm Mitchell Jersey His next pass to Parker fell incomplete and another penalty forced the Dolphins to punt on the opening series. The second series began with Cutler hitting Parker in stride for a 16-yard gain over the middle.

Cutler, who had retired in May, finished his night 3 of 6 for 24 yards. The 34-year-old quarterback seemed very comfortable in the offense of head coach Adam Gase, who was Cutler’s offensive coordinator in 2015 while they were both with the Bears.
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Running mostly a no-huddle, shotgun offense, Cutler was able to call his own plays. Penalties caused each of his drives to stall, but Cutler did not really show any rust and had pretty good timing with receivers he’s only been working with for 10 days.

It was just one game, a preseason contest at that, but the Dolphins portion of Cutler’s career is off to a good start.

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski plays first preseason game since 2012

For the first time since 2012, Rob Gronkowski saw preseason action.

The Patriots tight end unexpectedly played 14 of the team’s first 16 plays in Saturday night’s exhibition loss to the Texans. Although he didn’t record any catches or targeted passes, Gronkowski said it was nice to just be on the field.

But at no point in the article did he mention “antifa.” The Wikipedia page for the group can provide a full explanation, but basically they are far-left minded people. Even though he didn’t mention that group, Breitbart News blogger Dan Leberfeld, who also covers the Jets for, made a false headline claiming that Jenkins did.

The far-left Antifa movement, which seemingly showed up in Charlottesville looking for a brawl with the White Nationalists, were there to “defend their country?”
The article has since been taken down, and Leberfeld issued an apology.

The apology wasn’t good enough for Jenkins, though. As he said in a tweet to Leberfeld, once the article went up, people were made aware of it and took it as fact. He told Leberfeld in a tweet, “I still have to deal with the aftermath of that article.”

The preseason finale is currently slated for 7 p.m. local time Thursday at NRG Stadium. The National Weather Service has warned of the possibility of significant flooding in the Houston area, which could get 15 inches of rain from the storm after it makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday.

NRG Stadium sustained significant damage from Hurricane Ike in September 2008, forcing postponement of a Texans regular-season game. Multiple sections of the stadium’s retractable roof blew off, and debris landed inside the stadium.

Beyond the preseason game against Dallas, the Texans are scheduled to open the regular season at home Sept. 10 against the Jaguars.

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