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Ezekiel Elliott’s fight against a six-game suspension is not over.

Elite Kids Cam Newton Jersey The NFLPA filed a motion Monday for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of the Cowboys running back.

I don’t think we should be in any collisions other than on Sunday. It makes no sense, he said, per mlive.com.

Levy also testified about NFL teams’ administering of pain medication. He said while teams are being more cautious with meds these days, he was able to get Vicodin like Skittles and Toradol shots like it was nothing early in his career.

We don’t talk about the effects of any of the drugs that we’re getting. It’s a 16-week season, people are trying to make it through. Doctor says it’s alright, it’s alright, Levy said.

Overall, Levy said NFL owners are not in touch with the head injury issue and that it’s not a topic teams want to discuss.
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I don’t think the organization wants to put that in a player’s head, that they can give themselves a degenerative brain disease, Levy said. You don’t want your players out there worrying about damaging their brain. That’s not talked about.

The Colts’ offense ran smoothly in the first half but managed only nine points in the second. Brissett went 21 for 37 with 212 yards and a touchdown. He had little help from the running game, which managed only 85 yards. Frank Gore led the Colts (2-4) in rushing with 49 yards on 10 carries.

Indians name Trevor Bauer starter for Game 4 despite short rest

Indians name Trevor Bauer starter for Game 4 despite short rest

Trevor Bauer will start Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Monday night on short rest, the Cleveland Indians announced after their loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday.

Bauer, who pitched brilliantly while throwing 6? shutout innings in the series opener, will try to close out the Yankees in the best-of-five series while being opposed by New York ace Luis Severino. Bauer will be pitching on three days’ rest rather than the customary four.

Manager Terry Francona considered starting Josh Tomlin in Game 4. But Tomlin warmed up in the bullpen during Sunday’s game, and Francona ultimately settled on Bauer after asking the righty if he were ready to go.

Masahiro Tanaka’s seven-inning gem was saved when Aaron Judge prevented a home run in right field, and Greg Bird homered to give the New York Yankees a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 on Sunday night, extending their AL Division Series.

What happened? A torn Achilles tendon forced Detmer to miss the 2000 season. He was traded to Detroit just before the start of the 2001 campaign.

As the Indians proved in their Game 2 comeback, that bullpen isn’t invulnerable, but it’s well rested after Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino both threw seven innings in their starts. Only Dellin Betances (12 pitches) and Tommy Kahnle (22 pitches) threw in Game 4, so Girardi will undoubtedly have a plan similar to the wild-card game: Chad Green up first, followed by David Robertson, maybe Jaime Garcia for a lefty matchup, Kahnle for an inning or so and then Aroldis Chapman for a couple innings to close it out.

Former Rockets coach Kevin McHale questioned James Harden’s leadership skills, saying leading a team is not part of the All-Star guard’s personality. McHale also said newly acquired Chris Paul will make Harden a better player.ravens_009

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Oakland went out to practice defiantly to Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple, but decided to skip individual position drills, cutting off nearly 30 minutes out of the two-hour practice.

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It felt great. I did a workout right before the game and it felt great, Cox said. It didn’t get tight on me and I felt like I could come out and help the boys go to battle.

At first, I could tell I hadn’t played in two games because my technique was a little rusty, my get-off was a little rusty, Cox added. But as the game went on, I got better and felt like I was getting it.

While Newton ran for 71 yards on 11 carries, Stewart had minus-4 yards on eight carries.

It’s what we do, Cox said of stuffing the run. We want to get teams in third-and-long, second-and-long situations so they throw the ball around and give the guys up front a chance to rush the passer.

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The Chicago Bears have placed veteran pass-rusher Willie Young on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

The Bears said Young suffered a triceps injury in Week 4 against Green Bay, but he was listed as having limited participation in practice last Thursday. Young, who subsequently missed the next two days of practice and was listed as doubtful, was inactive for Monday’s 20-17 loss to Minnesota.

So it’s unlikely that Trump’s proposal, tweeted in the early hours Tuesday, would change anything.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to league owners in 2015 explaining that the tax-exempt status, which the league had since 1942, was a distraction as media and fans often confused the league office with the entire business of the league.

There was a secondary benefit for league executives — they no longer are obligated to publicly disclose their salaries. The league office in New York was required to disclose its filings because it was classified as a non-profit organization, which it no longer is.
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Elite Kids Jack Ham Jersey Beckham, as you’ve surely heard, is in the middle of one of the league’s higher-profile-contract conundrums. He posted historic levels of wide receiver production in his first three seasons, but he’s prevented from maximizing his market value for at least two more years because of the way the rookie-contract system is set up. He’s making $1.839 million this year, and the Giants hold a team option on him for $8.459 million for 2018. That option is guaranteed against injury, which is to Beckham’s current benefit but prior to the injury functioned only as a drag on his desire for a big, long-term deal. The Giants had no reason to engage him in negotiations until next offseason at the earliest, and his season-ending injury underlines one of the major reasons why.

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DeMarco Murray has decided to give back to his hometown of Las Vegas after the horrific mass shooting that took place last week.

The Titans running back is donating $25,000 to the victims of the shooting, as well as another $25,000 to Las Vegas police, according to ESPN.com.

Smith hit Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the head with 5:18 left in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. The 15-yard penalty didn’t cost the Ravens any points, but it did cost Smith $18,231.

In the third quarter of the Redskins’ loss to the Chiefs on Monday night, Breeland made a horse-collar tackle on Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt, also resulting in a $18,231 fine.
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Furthermore, Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny hit Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue after he was hurt during a punt and Posluszny was fined $9,115 for taunting.

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Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants: Though the news on Beckham isn’t good — he suffered a broken ankle late in Sunday’s game and likely will need season-ending surgery — he delivered his fantasy owners yet another outstanding score before exiting early. With 21.5 PPR fantasy points, he managed the 23rd game of at least 20 in his career, a total that — since Beckham’s 2014 Week 5 NFL debut — is second most among all flex-eligible (RB/WR/TE) players, behind only Antonio Brown (28).

He Said What?! The best NFL quotes from Week 4

From postgame press conferences to next-day media availabilities, NFL players and coaches can’t escape the microphone.

Marcus Mariota was doing his best to keep Tennessee in the Houston game before he got hamstrung. But it’s clear the Titans’ defense is having familiar issues against good passing teams.

On one hand, their defense is Sacksonville, wreaking havoc against the pass on all levels. On the other, they’re getting gashed by simple runs for monster gains. They can’t let that happen because it disrupts the complementary plan that includes a lot of Leonard Fournette.

The Giants are the best winless team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean much in relation to their expectations. Odell Beckham Jr. is a convenient target for criticism, but he isn’t the right one — that would be the defense.

Their status as NFL nomads has led to zero wins no matter what they’ve done on both sides of the ball in mostly close games. Don’t be surprised if everything suddenly comes together for the Chargers with road warrior Philip Rivers.

Will there be a change from Brian Hoyer soon? That’s the decision facing Kyle Shanahan if they keep losing close games and sliding into a free-fall.

DeShone Kizer is getting overwhelmed because he’s getting very little help. The defense, meanwhile, will get Myles Garrett back to give it a lot more help.nike_jaguars_1585

Lions LB Paul Worrilow Jersey likely out vs. Panthers with MCL sprain

Detroit Lions linebacker Paul Worrilow suffered a sprained left MCL during Sunday’s win over Minnesota, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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The source added Worrilow is likely to miss at least this week’s game against the Carolina Panthers and then go from there.

Belichick has noted Gronkowski’s work in recent years in trying to avoid offensive pass interference penalties, most recently during a Monday interview on sports radio WEEI, when he said, Rob and I have talked about that situation … I think he really tries to do what is legal and tries not to put himself in a situation where they can call him. He doesn’t push off. He doesn’t try to create space. He tries to defend himself, and that is what he’s taught to do.

Meanwhile, Gronkowski said Belichick gives the players a feel for tendencies of each officiating crew, which he said is super helpful. At the same time, Gronkowski complimented officials for doing a tremendous job while noting the difficulty of their work.

It’s a tough job out there, just like us players, he said.
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As a player, Gronkowski relayed that it helps when there is a clear understanding of the way the game will be officiated.

Authentic Kids T. J. Logan Jersey As long as you know what kind of game is going to be called, from the beginning; my favorite time is when it’s allowed to just be played, he said. I can go full speed, linebacker is ready for me, boom, we bump, it’s just straight-up football. Sometimes I feel like the game of football can get taken away. There is definitely physical [play] that is involved in getting open sometimes.

Chargers CB Jason Verrett Jersey to undergo season-ending surgery for second straight year

Authentic Youth Ben Ijalana Jersey For the second straight year, Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will undergo season-ending knee surgery, according to multiple reports.

Coming back from a partially torn ACL that limited him to four games last season, Verrett had been dealing with soreness in his knee. He missed last week’s Dolphins game and was going to to miss Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, too.

A first-round pick out of TCU in 2014, Verrett has now seen three of his four pro seasons cut short by injury. He played only six games as a rookie because of a torn labrum. The one season he was healthy, he made the Pro Bowl in 2015.

Earlier this year, the Chargers picked up Verrett’s fifth-year option.

The Texans nearly became the first team to win as underdogs of 13.5 points or more since 2012, when the Cardinals got off to a 2-0 start by upsetting these very same Patriots in Foxborough 20-18. Those Cardinals nearly fumbled the game away by giving up the ball with 1:10 to go, only to be bailed out when Stephen Gostkowski missed a would-be game-winning 42-yard field goal at the end.
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You know, people have mixed emotions. A lot of people have military members in their family or know people in the military, I know I do. But at the end of the day, I look at my teammates, they had my back, and we went out there and fought.” Trevathan organized the Bears’ decision to link arms during the anthem.

Can Jacoby Brissett Jersey drag the Colts out of their self-induced haze?

Indianapolis suffered the opening weekend’s worst loss, giving up 46 points to a team that averaged 14 per game in 2016 (the Rams) while scoring just nine points of its own. The only spark in the Colts’ Sunday implosion came from Brissett, the newly-acquired quarterback who sat out the first three quarters in favor of enchanted scarecrow Scott Tolzien. Brissett may not have known the team’s offense, but he did do this with his first pass:

That set up the team’s only touchdown and was light years more interesting than anything Tolzien did.

Brissett will have another opportunity to prove his value on Sunday when Indianapolis takes on Arizona, a team that allowed Matthew Stafford to rack up nearly 300 passing yards last week. The Colts may be in the middle of a rebuild — at least as long as Andrew Luck is out — but Brissett seems to bring considerably more potential to the pocket than Tolzien does as the team’s backup.

Later in the game, he connected on a wide open 30-yard touchdown pass, but not to his first read. He was looking left at the beginning of the play before firing to a seam route.
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Jackson isn’t a polished product yet, but Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has made an effort to prepare his quarterback for the NFL with more complicated looks and plays under center.

Authentic Youth Adam Shaheen Jersey It’s still early in the season, but Jackson’s development from 2016 to 2017 is a good sign that he’ll be a player who can continue to hone his abilities as a passer when he moves into the professional ranks.

Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons went AWOL. What’s going on?

yankees_1442_dff9d4f842e906f3-180x180 missed a game for the first time since 2009 after leaving the Miami Dolphins just before the team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. He was officially ruled inactive by the team and didn’t make the trip to StubHub Center where the Dolphins won 19-17.

According to TMZ, the Dolphins filed a missing persons report with police in Los Angeles this past weekend for Timmons. TMZ reports that the team became concerned when Timmons wasn’t in his hotel room Saturday night at bed check.

He was then found by police at LAX, where he was trying to fly back to Pennsylvania for a family matter.

The linebacker spent the first 10 seasons of his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but joined the Dolphins on a two-year, $12 million contract in March. After the team’s Week 1 game was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, Timmons was set to make his debut with the Dolphins in Week 2 against the Chargers.

The move is pretty unprecedented for the Bengals too. Zampese is the only coordinator in the team’s 50-year history to get the boot in the middle of a season.

With Zampese out, there’s nobody else to fire if things don’t get better for the Bengals soon. More losses like the one against the Texans on Thursday could mean Lewis is out of a job before 2017 ends.