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Chiefs’ Alex Smith Jersey is still salty about hit by Steelers DB Mike Mitchell

Colts GM Chris Ballard, though, insists Luck’s rehab is going fine and that soreness is to be expected.

It’s natural that there’s going to be some pain and soreness when you’re rehabbing an injury, Ballard said, per the Indianapolis Star. We’re going to try and shut him down and calm it down right now.
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Alex Smith was bound to cool off a little with some injuries to his skill players against a good defense, which is exactly what happened against the Steelers. They need to shake off the stirring up of tough playoff memories, stat.

Carson Wentz is slowly building his MVP case, but the biggest strength of this team is premier play on both the offensive and defensive lines. They are a legitimate threat to finish atop the NFC in the end.

The ACC, SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12 each had five selections, with the Big 12 contributing four, and the remaining four distributed among other programs.

Hayward suffered the injury in the first quarter of the NBA season opener in Cleveland, his leg bending awkwardly after he rose for an alley-oop pass and collided with James. He collapsed immediately and trainers and medical personnel rushed onto the court. Hayward was taken off on a stretcher and will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia.

Kids Adrian Beltre Jersey Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr saw it in Oakland as the team was preparing for its opener against Houston.

Alex Smith Jersey scrambles on a third-and-7 to pick up a first down.

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Demetrius Harris is called for a holding, negating the play. Smith, however, connects with Travis Kelce to move the chains and bring the Chiefs to their own 42.

The bill has also been endorsed by groups like the ACLU, NAACP and The International Association of Chiefs of Police. Baldwin and Goodell are each expected to present letters to league owners explaining why the NFL should endorse the bill.

Field goal Kansas City. The Chiefs fail to pick up a first down following the free kick recovery and are forced to settle for three points. Harrison Butker drills a 46-yard attempt to put Kansas City ahead 3-2.

There were quick cuts to players and fans in disbelief, including (in order) Cavs center Tristan Thompson, Celtics wing Jaylen Brown, Cavs forward Jae Crowder, Cavs guard Derrick Rose, Boston players huddling up, LeBron James with his head down and various shots of crestfallen Cavs and Celtics players.

Consumers don’t care how they get the signal as long as the price is reasonable and the experience is equal (to cable or satellite), Greeson said.
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The survey showed a couple hurdles facing sports streaming, particularly when it comes to awareness.

Only 32% of respondents said they were aware that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter — both of which have made pushes into live sports in recent years — have offered free live sports streaming. Also, only half of cable and satellite subscribers were aware that their subscriptions included access to streaming apps.

Referee explains decision on controversial non-TD by Jets’ Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jersey

Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins appeared to score his second touchdown of Sunday’s game against the Patriots in the fourth quarter, but officials overturned the call upon replay review, much to the dismay of NFL fans.

Not only did the officials say Seferian-Jenkins did not score, but they also ruled that he fumbled the ball out of bounds through the end zone for a touchback, giving the ball back to the Patriots.

I wish he’d have been here 11 years from the beginning, Fitzgerald said after Sunday’s game, via the team’s website . I’d have a Super Bowl ring already. But having him here, his leadership, his demeanor in the huddle, I think it’s reinvigorating everybody.

Peterson capped his inaugural game in Arizona with 26 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns, gaining more yards in his first two quarters with the Cardinals (85) than he did in four games with the Saints (81) before being traded last Tuesday. Not bad considering he had a five-day tutorial on the Cardinals’ playbook.

Meanwhile, Fitzgerald finished with game highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (138) in addition to a first-half score.
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Babe Ruth Authentic Jersey The Cardinals are scheduled to host the Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

There have been a rash of injuries so far this season, with many of them to marquee players. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Houston outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus are done for the year, as are Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, Cardinals running back David Johnson and linebacker Markus Golden, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Chiefs safety Eric Berry and receiver Chris Conley, and Eagles running back Darren Sproles.

How Embiid’s new deal could work, plus Philly’s other options

Editor’s note: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a $148 million extension on Monday that includes incentives — such as millions of more dollars for making the All-NBA team — and protection against injury, with specific details on those clauses still unreported. This piece has been updated to reflect the news.

The evidence against Embiid receiving a lucrative extension from the 76ers was overwhelming: two seasons (164 games) missed due to a recurring right foot issue and a third season cut prematurely with a left knee injury that eventually resulted in a March surgery. Embiid also did not play in a back-to-back last season as the Sixers monitored his minutes. Until recently, Embiid had not been cleared to participate in 5-on-5 in practice and still has not played in a preseason game.

When the Boston Celtics convened to watch film of the games two days later, coach Brad Stevens made sure to spotlight the sequence.

While it was Latavius Murray that handled early work for the Vikings backfield, McKinnon emerged in Week 5 as RB3, toting the rock 16 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while also adding six catches for 51 yards. McKinnon is a superb athlete that played two thirds of the Vikings’ snaps on Monday night of Week 5. While we forecasted that Murray had a chance to seize the starting role following Dalvin Cook’s season-ending injury, it sure looks like McKinnon gives Minnesota its best option going forward. A priority add for all size leagues.

Will we see Williams soon? It’s getting closer, as has been reported by colleague and NFL Insider extraordinaire Adam Schefter. Williams was the seventh overall pick in the draft for a reason — he’s an immense physical talent. Yes, it’s a crowded group of pass-catchers already, but if you want a flier who has unique upside, Williams fits the bill.ravens_015

The Panthers (4-2) lost more than a game Thursday as Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly Jersey left late in the first half with a concussion.

Limited Fred Jackson Jersey The Saints were without Willie Snead, one of their strongest wide receivers, through much of the beginning of the 2017 season.

With a three-game suspension for a DWI arrest and then a hamstring injury during Week 3 that kept him out for two more weeks, the 24-year-old knows he has something to prove.

There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem, the statement read. The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized. Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military, and we are coming together to deal with these issues in a civil and constructive way.

Trump tweeted Wednesday lauding the NFL for forcing players to stand for the national anthem.
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According to ESPN, owners would consider a rule change that would make standing during the national anthem mandatory. Owners will meet in New York next week with representatives from the players’ union to discuss the national anthem controversy.

The Panthers (4-2) lost more than a game Thursday as Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly left late in the first half with a concussion. He was replaced by David Mayo, who played well, but the Panthers will miss Kuechly and hope his latest concussion isn’t a career-ender for the 26-year-old Ohio native. The six-year veteran has missed nine games over the last two seasons because of concussions.

Cliff Avril Jersey is out indefinitely with a neck/spine injury

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Demaryius Thomas is four inches taller and has roughly 40 pounds on teammate Emmanuel Sanders, but it’s the latter who has become the Broncos’ preferred target near the goal line since the start of last season. Last year, Sanders led the team with 14 end zone targets and a 7.6 OTD, while Thomas handled eight end zone targets and posted a 6.0 OTD. This season has followed a similar trend. Sanders (2.0 OTD, three EZ targets) has two touchdowns and Thomas (1.0, 1) has none. Thomas certainly will find the end zone a handful of times down the stretch, but it’s no fluke that his touchdown totals have dwindled in recent years. He’s a high-floor, low-ceiling WR2. Sanders is more volatile but also is in the WR2 mix.

The Seahawks are dealing with injuries to both of their starting defensive ends. Cliff Avril is out indefinitely with a neck/spine injury, and coach Pete Carroll did not rule out the possibility that he could miss the remainder of the season. Michael Bennett suffered a plantar fascia foot injury last Sunday and was really sore on Monday, according to Carroll. The Seahawks are on a bye this week, which won’t impact Avril’s status but should help Bennett’s chances of being available for Seattle’s Week 7 game against the Giants. He’s going to need these couple weeks here, Carroll said. Frank Clark is already starting and playing well in Avril’s absence. He would become even more important if Bennett also has to miss time. — Brady Henderson

Atlanta Hawks Jersey The Giants have had only three different GMs in 39 years. They believe in continuity at the position. That’s admirable. More teams should operate this way. But in the case of Reese, there’s just no case to support keeping him. They won’t let him go now, of course, as they believe in evaluating the season as a 16-game whole. But when this one ends, it’ll be time for the Giants to find a new GM.

Colin Kaepernick Jersey says he’d go anywhere for NFL workout

Colin Kaepernick said in an off-camera interview with CBS Sports that he would go anywhere for an NFL workout, as long as it is private.

Kaepernick said he hasn’t been broadcasting his desire to work out with any of the league’s 32 teams because he doesn’t want to be a distraction and that he wants to be judged only as a football player.
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According to CBS Sports, the Titans knew that Kaepernick was open to a workout with them after quarterback Marcus Mariota went down with an injury, but he was not invited for a meeting. The team signed Brandon Weeden, instead.

CBS Sports initially reported Kaepernick said that if he were to join an NFL team this season, he would stand for the national anthem. However, his girlfriend, Nessa Diab, denies he made such a claim. And Sunday afternoon reporter Jason La Canfora issued a series of tweets saying he and Kaepernick had not discussed the subject of his standing for the anthem.

Shane Vereen Limited Jersey Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers: Well, that answers that. Jones was the clear fill-in for the injured Ty Montgomery (ribs) on Sunday, managing 19 of the team’s 25 rushing attempts and 20 total touches, resulting in 20.4 PPR fantasy points. The rookie was a popular addition during the past week, going from 0.42 percent ownership in ESPN leagues at the time of the Week 4 kickoff to 65.7 percent on Sunday, with 36.6 percent of owners starting him. While it’s unclear whether Montgomery will be ready to play by Week 6, chances are that he’ll be limited in some regard during the practice, making Jones a handy insurance policy to keep around.

The contract extension Sproles signed with the Eagles last year expires after this season.

Beyond Sproles’ recovery from injury and personal desire to play, it likely will be up to another franchise to decide whether his career extends to a 13th year.

If it does not, let the Hall of Fame debate begin. Tomlinson, who himself was inducted earlier this year, will happily endorse his former teammate and current friend.

And Tomlinson likely will not be alone in that endorsement. The reason Sproles deserves consideration might have been said best by another former teammate of Sproles, Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

“I think a Darren Sproles only comes around once in your lifetime, in my career and in everybody’s career,” Brees said in 2014 after his team traded Sproles to Philadelphia for a fifth-round draft pick. “There may be another one 15, 20 years from now. But there’s not many guys like Darren Sproles.”

Two first-round picks by Snead in All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald (2014) and linebacker Alec Ogletree (2013) lead a defense now coordinated by Wade Phillips. It’s a unit that has allowed plenty of yards and points but also has forced seven turnovers.

I can relate to the pressure Snead has been under as a first-time GM working to improve his team. In my first year as Vikings GM in 1991, we went 8-8 and missed the playoffs. Our coach Jerry Burns retired, and we brought in Dennis Green as the new and younger coach, similar to Snead and the Rams moving from Jeff Fisher to McVay.nike_cardinals_511

Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo Jersey is out of the hospital after suffering a bruised sternum

A small protest, started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick a year ago under President Barack Obama, had now become a league-wide, nationally polarizing crisis under Trump. By Monday, everyone had retreated to their respective worlds. Goodell to his bosses, the NFL team owners who don’t want anything interfering with the league’s annual $14 billion revenue, and the players to their locker rooms and their families, many of whom had strong opinions about the kneeling and wanted to know what each player intended to do about it.

Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo is out of the hospital after suffering a bruised sternum, and defensive end Cliff Avril might be out a while, according to coach Pete Carroll, due to a serious stinger.
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Avril was injured in the first quarter of Seattle’s win over the Indianapolis Colts when he dived to tackle Jacoby Brissett from behind and his chin landed hard on the quarterback’s heel. Avril didn’t return to the game. Carroll on Monday referred to the injury as a serious stinger and said Avril briefly experienced trouble with feeling in his hands.

Youth Danny Duffy Jersey Asked Wednesday if Avril is still experiencing symptoms, Carroll said, I think he’s fine. He feels fine from what he said the other day.

Avril, 31, has only missed one game since joining the Seahawks in 2013 as a free agent after five seasons with the Detroit Lions.

We’re going to take some time to make sure that we’re evaluating him well like we talked about, Carroll said. We’re just going to hold him out.

Frank Clark will start in Avril’s absence while former Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick Marcus Smith will also be in line for more playing time.

Odhiambo, listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, was injured in the third quarter against Indianapolis when he took a hit to the chest on an interception return.