Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola expect to play against Texans

Mens Jake Bean Jersey New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been slowed by an injured groin he previously said was nothing serious, says he expects to play in Sunday’s home game against the Houston Texans.

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Wide receiver Danny Amendola also said he is good to go after missing Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints with a concussion.

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Villanueva, a West Point graduate who served three tours in Afghanistan, received a Bronze Star for his service. As Villanueva stood for the anthem, hand over his heart, the rest of his teammates remained in the locker room. The move caught Steelers coach Mike Tomlin by surprise.

Like I said, I was looking for a hundred percent participation, Tomlin told reporters Sunday. We’re going to be respectful of our football team. Man, these are divisive times in the United States. and it’s a shame, but it is, but we’re not politicians. We’re coaches and professional athletes.

If those of us are individuals choose to participate in politics in some way, I’m going to be supportive of that, but when we come out of locker rooms, we come out of locker rooms to play football games, and to be quite honest with you I didn’t appreciate our football team being drug into politics this weekend.

can you at least let Lamar Jackson finish his amazing college QB career before you start calling him a WR?

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Lamar Jackson was the 2016 college football season’s most spectacular player. They gave him a trophy for it. Through the first two games of 2017, he’s showed off development as a passer and as a part of an offense that head coach Bobby Petrino would like to adapt toward more dropback passing, though they’re still doing the use-whatever-works Petrino plan.

Anyway, SB Nation has given me a weekly kicker column to discuss any and all things feet. At first I was going to call it Laces Out Marino, then Little Kicky. I also considered Outkick the Coverage. All those sucked, though, so I am going to pay homage to my hero and call this Gramatica Errors.

Did you know that there is a corner of the internet that follows kickers and punters very closely? I call them the Foot Gang, though I haven’t told them about that yet and I’m pretty sure they won’t like it.

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Fournette notices Clowney out of the play and so, he pulls the linebackers inside then uses his quick feet to bounce the play out. Lee makes a good decision to block the Safety and so the cornerback is the only man to beat. Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson gets run over by Fournette and somehow is able to hold onto his foot to make the tackle. After only the first two plays we can clearly see why he was the nation’s leader in forced missed tackles in NCAA last year.

And here are a couple plays against the Texans showing his ability to keep his feet moving after initial contact.

Eagles’ Zach Ertz catches ricochet pass that was destined to be an interception

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. On Sunday Zach Ertz was both, and on one play.

The pass from Carson Wentz was awful. He totally missed a Chiefs’ defender who was just sitting on the route. This will almost always result in an interception, but the ball popped up perfectly to tight end Zach Ertz, who never gave up on the play.

It would have been understandable if he pulled up, because it really wasn’t close — but by keeping up a head of steam, he was able to catch the ball and run down the field. For a while it looked like he’d score, but we can forgive not getting into the end zone because after all, he turned nothing into something.

With Rice, the league issued a two-game suspension that was later changed to an indefinite ban after the video of Rice knocking out his then-fiancee went public. Rice’s wife, the victim, was present at his disciplinary hearing and gave a statement in support of her husband.

Goodell admitted he “didn’t get it right” with Rice’s discipline, and the league revised its domestic violence policy as a result and instituted that six-game threshold for players who violate it.

Greg Hardy was accused, and initially convicted, of domestic violence against a former girlfriend. The complaint alleged that Hardy hit her, dragged her, and threw her on a futon covered with firearms. Hardy’s conviction was overturned on appeal, in part because his accuser did not cooperate with prosecutors.

She also did not cooperate with the league’s investigation. Still, Hardy was suspended for 10 games, which is more than the baseline. The policy allows for that if there are “aggravating factors.” But his suspension was reduced to four games on appeal.
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NFL overtime rules 2017: What changes were made for this season?

The NFL is seemingly on a never-ending quest to fix overtime, tweaking and revamping the rules every so often in an attempt to please everybody. After two games ended in ties last year, it seemed inevitable that we’d see another rule change, and the league delivered.

Starting in the 2017 season, overtime periods are now just 10 minutes long, compared to the normal 15-minute quarters in regulation. The main reason for Tim Williams Womens Jersey this, at least according to the competition committee, was to reduce game times for the players’ safety.

The new rules didn’t come into play in Week 1 with all Authentic Clark Gillies Jersey 15 games ending in regulation, but got their first run in Week 2 when the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts needed extra time to break a 13-13 tie.

“It’s tough for something like that to just happen,” Olsen said after the game. “Obviously it sucks, but I’ve been very lucky in my career to not get injured a lot. This is something that obviously will take a little bit of time, but sometimes that’s just a part the game.”

Why does this injury matter?

The Panthers are going to miss Olsen’s presence on the field. Olsen, a three-time Pro Bowler, is Cam Newton’s go-to target on third down and in the red zone. He can line up in the slot, out wide, and line up along the offensive line to block. Olsen is an all-around tight end who can do anything on the field.

Now, the Panthers will have to depend on Ed Dickson to step in for Olsen. Dickson, 30, isn’t a prolific tight end like Olsen, but he can occasionally make plays in the passing game and block. Dickson has 150 catches, 1,574 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns in his career.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera thinks that Dickson can help fill the void:

Rivera says that in Olsen’s absence, one of the worst things offense could do would be to try to change up everything. Has faith in Dickson.

Manning is a two-time Super Bowl winner.

The Patriots improved to 30-10 ATS after a straight-up loss in regular-season games since 2003, efficiently dismantling the Saints despite a depleted receiving corps that saw TE Rob Gronkowski leave the game with a reported groin injury.

The betting public sided heavily with the Patriots, but with respected bettors taking the home underdogs, books elected not to move the line up to New England -7. Thirty minutes before kickoff, 85 percent of bets and 77 percent of money wagered on the game at William Hill Nevada sportsbooks were on the Patriots.

The Colts led Arizona 10-3 early in the fourth quarter, but surrendered 10 points in the final eight minutes and lost in overtime. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett started for Indianapolis and threw an interception on the Colts’ opening drive of overtime that resulted in an Arizona game-winning field goal. The Cardinals outgained the Colts 389-266, but went 0-for-3 in the red zone.

Game Kids Alexander Edler Jersey McAdoo was asked after the game what caused a costly delay-of-game penalty on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line in the third quarter. He answered honestly and bluntly after previously sidestepping questions about the performances of left tackle Ereck Flowers and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Flowers allowed three sacks and Marshall dropped a key pass in the fourth quarter of a one-score game.

Elite Mens Kemba Walker Jersey He’s the longest-tenured Giant, having playing in 201 consecutive regular-season games. He has admirably handled criticism before. This is par for the course.

Why are NFL teams using those pop-up medical tents on their sidelines?

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The NFL is taking a new approach toward diagnosing injuries, particularly concussions, on the playing field, and it’s going to take up some prime real estate on the field level.

The league will install collapsible, movable medical tents on each team’s sideline throughout the 2017 season, allowing doctors and training staff a measure of privacy and calm when examining a player. These tents will be noticeable from the stands — they’re big enough to fit a training table, the afflicted player, and all the doctors and staff members needed to perform a comprehensive test.

The Patriots’ Dont’a Hightower was the first player to use the tent in the 2017 season, after two Chiefs players rolled onto his knee in the third quarter of the NFL’s season opener.
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Cliff Avril went into the tent during the Seahawks-Packers game.

As Luck lifts a team with plenty of weaknesses, Tolzien only highlights those weaknesses. With or without Aaron Donald, it’s hard to face a Wade Phillips-coached defense after a long road trip. Goff has to be better under Sean McVay and with Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Gerlad Everett now part of his support. But in this one, feeding Todd Gurley a ton will work fine vs. the Indy D. Rams win 24-17 and cover the spread.

Coach Tomlin, ever since the pro day when he came out to Florida and was talking to us, Pouncey, he worked us all out, it was cool. Then every time I played against the Steelers, I talked to coach Tomlin before the game, every time we play. Just the relationship, and they were super interested in me. I just felt like once I was free, I wanted to have a chance to be able to play in some meaningful games, you know what I’m saying? They don’t really miss the playoffs, so I’m like, I just wanted to be a part of something where I could play in the playoffs.

Tony Romo didn’t just analyze plays, he predicted them

Tony Romo passed the Twitter test, so by the standard of not being crapped on by social media, he had a pretty good debut in the broadcast booth. CBS’ high-profile replacement was a massive upgrade over Phil Simms, clearing a low bar.

It’s nice to be loved by Twitter and be better than TV’s worst color commentator, but his most impressive feat was predicting the future, one play at a time.

He calls a safety blitz in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, he pegged a run to the left. He called audibles, explained the rationale for fourth-down thinking and walked us through why the Raiders should’ve taken timeouts on defense at the end of the first half (so the offense would have more time).

“I’m just blessed with standing on the planet,” he said after Saturday’s game. “And then playing football? It’s just … I’m speechless.”

Marinovich left USC after two seasons, was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft, but last only two seasons in the NFL. He went on to play for the L.A. Avengers in the Arena Football League, but drug and legal problems continued to follow him. Just last August, he was arrested after being found naked in another person’s backyard and in possession of meth, marijuana, syringes and a pipe. In March, he pled guilty to five misdemeanors related to that incident.

Raiders owner Mark Davis was among the 250-300 fans in attendance for Saturday’s Sharks-Coyotes game at Shadow Hills High School in Indio, Calif. Davis said seeing Marinovich in the SoCal’s white, silver, red and blue uniforms “made me think I was watching Tom Brady.”

We’re not sure about that, but it’s good to see Marinovich back on the right path.
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Glazer family to donate $1 million to Hurricane Irma relief

One day after Hurricane Irma ravaged much of Florida, the Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced that they will donate $1 million to the storm’s relief efforts through the American Red Cross.

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“Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction throughout the entire Authentic Dustin Colquitt Jersey state of Florida. The long recovery process is already underway, and the entire Buccaneer organization stands in support of all those who have been impacted,” Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer said.

The deal gives Hekker $10 million guaranteed, the most ever for a punter, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Hekker has been named first-team All-Pro three times in six NFL seasons. Last year, he downed an NFL-record 51 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Hekker registered a 46.0-yard net average on 98 punts that year, breaking his own NFL record from 2013 (44.2-yard net average on 78 punts).

Hekker, who initially signed a six-year extension in 2014, downed all five of his punts inside the 20-yard line in Sunday’s 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Rams signed defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks through 2018 earlier on Monday. They’re still looking to agree on extensions with defensive tackle Aaron Donald, inside linebacker Alec Ogletree and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner.

That Elliott will be available Sunday could be viewed as a minor victory for Elliott and the Cowboys.

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They’re big, they’re hairy, and they’re mostly not all that great at football. But props to the NFL for making this easy with exactly four non-cat animals.

This might be the best thing that could possibly happen to the Broncos. Sure, they STILL won’t have the best QB in the division, but the other three teams are so bad Trevor Siemian would be good enough to bank on winning the Large Mammal division every year for awhile.

That Elliott will be available Sunday could be viewed as a minor victory for Elliott and the Cowboys. While the team has expressed support for Elliott’s potential replacements — Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith — none is as good as Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards last season.
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Before Elliott was cleared to play in Week 1, the Cowboys were 3.5-point favorites over the Giants at the majority of Las Vegas sportsbooks. The line ticked up to Dallas -4 after the news was announced.

Glennon was able to spread the ball around

The 49ers and Vikings were the nightcap, where Brian Hoyer had himself a great evening, going 12-of-17 for 174 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings never led during the game, but were able to come out with a victory anyway.

Trubisky managed to shine in the second half, but Glennon looked good early, too. Chicago’s first score was a Glennon strike to a wide-open Dion Sims, which made Glennon look like he’s worth every penny the Bears are paying him this season:

Glennon was able to spread the ball around, but he didn’t make this one easy for wide receiver Rishard Matthews. Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski almost knocks this one down, but Matthews ends up in the right place at just the right moment to tip the ball to himself and pull in the catch:
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