Blake Bortles slapped Allen Robinson’s left knee moments after he injured it

Allen Robinson had some serious misfortune Sunday afternoon in the Jaguars game against the Texans, injuring his left knee on his first reception. Robinson’s injury was so bad, that he was ruled out for the game.

Robinson is one of the best players in the Jacksonville offense, and is even more important when you consider that, well, Blake Bortles isn’t all that good. So when Robinson was down, Bortles ended up slapping the injured knee.

Prior to the injury, the 49ers defense was doing well against Carolina, but immediately following Foster’s exit, Cam Newton connected with Russell Shepard on a 40-yard touchdown pass.

What will the 49ers defense do if Foster misses time? Next on the depth chart behind Foster is Ray-Ray Armstrong, a veteran who spent his first two seasons with the Rams and Raiders before joining the 49ers late in his third NFL season in 2015.

He has five NFL starts under his belt, but none with San Francisco and probably isn’t going to be as effective as Foster would be in the role. If it’s a serious injury for the rookie, it’s a blow to a 49ers team that can’t afford many.

The NFL is pushing for more ethnic diversity in team management, which works against some GMs being re-hired. Only five teams have top personnel decision-makers who are black in a league in which roster composition is more than 70 percent African-American.

Polian said former GMs are included on the list of candidates compiled for teams each year by the NFL’s Advisory Board. Yet none of the league’s current second-chance GMs were hired via that route.nike_steelers_2063

Nelson was bound to play a larger percentage of snaps in Week 2

After scoring a pair of touchdowns in Week 1, Jesse James crashed back to earth with four catches for 27 yards and no scores against Minnesota on Sunday. Does this mean his Week 1 performance was a flash in the plan and he’s without fantasy value moving forward? I don’t think so. Despite the drop-off, James was on the field for all but two of the team’s 69 offensive snaps. He ran 30 of 37 possible pass routes and has been on the field for all but four of the Steelers’ pass plays this season. James has handled 19 percent of the team’s targets on the year and sits 12th in the league with a 1.5 OTD. He’s a fringe TE1 with big scoring upside.

With John Brown out, And, boy, did he deliver. He caught five of seven targets for 120 yards and a touchdown (he had another toe-tapping touchdown overturned). Nelson has legitimate track-star speed, but the volume was the best part of what we saw in Week 2. For as long as Brown is out, Nelson represents an upside play in your flex in leagues with 12 or more teams.
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Limited Andre Hal Jersey My outlook remains about the same as last week for Lee: He’s a usable flex play in 12-team PPR leagues or larger, but there’s not a ton of upside given that Jacksonville wants to be a ground-control offense that limits Blake Bortles’ attempts. But his 12 targets were a team high in Week 2, resulting in seven catches as Jacksonville picked up production in garbage time versus Tennessee.

It’s hard to separate Lee and Hurns much, as either could lead this team in receiving yards in a game. Hurns plucked a fourth-quarter touchdown versus Tennessee. Like Lee, I’m not overly excited about his outlook. If you are in a deeper league and need a flex, Hurns is an option to consider.

Michael Bennett celebrated a sack vs. 49ers with a raised fist

Michael Bennett sacked 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer late in the first half. After sacking Hoyer, Bennett raised his fist in celebration.

It was the first sack celebration of note that mirrored anything close to the national anthem protests the NFL has seen since 2016.

Bennett has been sitting for the national anthem since the preseason started in August. He made headlines after he shared his account of abuse he experienced by Las Vegas police the night of the Mayweather-McGregor fight.

The sack is Bennett’s first on the afternoon, and gives him 2.5 on the young season.

The union also filed for a temporary restraining order that would allow Elliott to take the field while the legal process plays out. The NFL filed a motion to dismiss Elliott’s lawsuit on Tuesday, and the NFLPA filed a response shortly after, saying they will show at the hearing that the case meets the requirements for the court to act.

Elliott’s injunction temporarily blocked his suspension and gave him the chance to play out the season, and it could take months until there’s a ruling on the NFL’s appeal of the injunction.

Detroit leaned on running back Ameer Abdullah to Adrian Beltre Jersey drive inside the 30-yard line, then Stafford delivered a perfect deep pass to Jones, who used his size to jockey for inside positioning Cameron Jordan Youth Jersey to catch the ball. The Lions QB has completed 5 of 6 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown so far.

Lions 0, Giants 0: The Lions nearly took the lead on an Eli Manning fumble that the defense returned for a touchdown on New York’s first possession of the game, but video review showed Manning’s knee hit the ground before the ball was pried loose. The Giants then ran a draw on third-and-13 and punted from deep in their own end.

Jaguars prove there’s something different about 2017 team

For at least one week, there was a new NFL team in Florida.
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The Jaguars tweaked the name of their Twitter account to #Sacksonville following Sunday’s 29-7 season-opening upset of the Texans. The switch came after Jacksonville recorded a franchise-record 10 sacks, triggering Houston halftime quarterbacking and offensive line changes that still could not stop the onslaught.

Equally as impressive was a complementary performance by a Jaguars offense coming off a dreadful preseason. While his passing numbers weren’t impressive (11 of 21 for 125 yards with one touchdown), Blake Bortles did his part by not committing a turnover. The best thing Bortles did was hand off to Leonard Fournette. The No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries in his NFL debut behind an offensive line that kept Houston’s vaunted defense in check.

And among everybody who had played out of their minds in the opener, from Alex Smith to Kareem Hunt to Justin Houston, Berry had still stood out as the physical and emotional fulcrum.

Kids Emmanuel Lamur Jersey No one needed to hear Andy Reid say that Berry couldn’t be replaced to believe it. Reid couldn’t even sugarcoat it. It’s hard to push the next man up theory for players like Berry. It will be hard for the Chiefs to play the same way with someone else at his position. There’s only so much coaching ’em up, only so much shuffling of bodies and tweaking of game plans that can keep the Chiefs from being weaker at a position which had been an uncommon strength.

Motions can be used for a variety of different reasons.

The Bills play 13 games against teams with higher-rated starting QBs, tied with San Francisco for the seventh-highest total. But if their running game remains strong and their defense holds up, Tyrod Taylor has shown he can be efficient. Winning home games against Tampa Bay and Miami would push the Bills nearer to the .500 range in this projection.

Here’s an example in the NFC Championship of a motion by a fullback out wide, which the Packers adjust to by just shifting their corner outside to corner him. This is clearly zone coverage:

Motions can also be used for a variety of different reasons. When you motion a TE across, the defense might shift its strength and you’re able to get the right front of run a play against. Short motions, where a WR just motions to a stack position, are used to get better releases, and in man-to-man coverage for picking defenders.

McMahill said that at the time, the officer explained the situation to Bennett, and that Bennett said he had no problem with how the police handled it, except for having a gun pointed at his head. McMahill then showed a video of the police, in a line, searching the club. It was a chaotic scene, with many people running.

A video posted Wednesday by TMZ Sports shows a police officer putting handcuffs on Bennett. At one point in the video, Bennett is heard yelling to the officer: “I wasn’t doing nothing, man. I was here with my friends. They told us to get out; everybody ran. Can you answer my question, sir?”

He can’t possibly come close to causing Donald’s disruption, but the Rams are confident in their defensive line depth. “Whoever’s going to be playing that spot for [Donald] is going to do a good job,” Brockers said. “That’s what we expect.”
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Referee explains controversial Kirk Cousins fumble ruling late in Eagles-Redskins game

Kirk Cousins had a bad game in Sunday’s home loss to the Eagles, but he had a chance to lead Washington on a game-winning touchdown drive with under two minutes to go in Teppo Numminen Youth Jersey fourth quarter until a controversial play derailed the Redskins’ chances.

Trailing 22-17 late, Cousins dropped back to pass and was hit by Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, who knocked the ball out of Cousins’ hand as he was attempting to Darrius Heyward-Bey Jersey throw the ball. The football was scooped up by Fletcher Cox, who returned it for a touchdown, sealing an Eagles win.

White, who was expected to be the team’s No. 1 receiver this season after Chicago lost Cameron Meredith to a torn ACL during the preseason, managed just two receptions for 6 yards before exiting with the injury.

“My heart goes out to him,” Fox said, adding that White was “very discouraged and disappointed” after Sunday’s game.

White took to Twitter on Monday to share his frustration and thank those who offered their support.

White, 25, was selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He missed his entire rookie season after suffering a stress fracture in his left tibia that required surgery in August 2015. In his attempt to make a comeback last year, he appeared in just four games before being ruled out the rest of the season with a spiral fracture in his left fibula and ankle ligament damage that required yet another surgery.

The Patriots will have to find a way to win without him in 2017.

I mean, the more I watched his film, the more I realized Rodgers isn’t just some fill-in type. That dude is nice running the rock. He has real good patience on zone plays and knows how to follow his blockers.

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But let me tell you, the most impressive thing to me about Rodgers’ film was that this guy, who is all of 5’6 and 205 pounds, liked to be the hammer rather than the nail when it comes to contact. As good as he was at making people miss, Rodgers also had no compunction about trying to run cats over on occasion, too.

Julian Edelman’s torn ACL takes away what has been a major component in Tom Brady’s offensive attack. Since 2001, the Patriots have relied heavily on a rangy slot receiver to act as the star quarterback’s safety blanket. When he’s needed clutch play, there’s always been a shifty, undersized, sure-handed wideout there to move the chains.

The tradition started with Troy Brown, blew up with Wes Welker, and has been in Edelman’s capable hands since 2013, when Welker signed with the Broncos. In those four years as a starter, he’s averaged 89 receptions, 957 yards, and five touchdowns despite appearing in fewer than 14 games per season (on average). He’s led his team in either catches or receiving yards every year but 2015, when he missed seven games due to injury.
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The Patriots will have to find a way to win without him in 2017. A torn ACL will force him to miss the entire upcoming season, taking one of Brady’s favorite targets off the table in his age-40 season. A quick look at the numbers shows New England has certainly benefited from the former seventh-round pick’s presence in the lineup.

Top daily fantasy football values for Week 1

This is always one of the most exciting times on the sports calendar, and this season is no different, with plenty of intrigue around the league and several entertaining matchups set for the opening week.

Marcus Mariota ($6,800 DraftKings, $7,800 FanDuel), Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders: One of my favorite quarterbacks to play the past two seasons has finally seen a jump in price commensurate with his talent level.

The Flywire collar has been particularly problematic for the Cowboys. At one point in 2014 and ’15, the bands within the collar turned blue, which the team attributed to laundry problems (additional photos and info here). Although the Cowboys eventually got that problem under control, it’s just as well that they’ve broken out the Flyswatter this season:

Week 1 is always one of the most difficult weeks. Last season, over 26 percent of Eliminator Challenge participants were knocked out in Week 1. Even though every team is available, it’s still too early to know exactly which teams are improved and which have regressed. And the schedule does us no favors.

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Ichiro would add four more hits to his tally, ending the season with 262.

The major league home run record went from one New York Yankee to another as Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season mark, which had been standing for 34 years. As with anything related to Ruth, Maris’ record was controversial at the time as it was accomplished during a longer season. In Ruth’s era, teams only played 154 games instead of the 162 that is now standard. Either way, Maris’ mark stood for 37 years until both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa broke it in 1998.

One of the most prolific hitters in baseball history set one of his many records on this day in 2004, as Ichiro Suzuki broke the mark for most hits in a season. The previous record (257) had stood for the better part of a century before the Japanese star rewrote history 13 years ago. Ichiro would add four more hits to his tally, ending the season with 262.

Authentic Mens Tom Jackson Jersey They did a lot of it without a game being played in months 鈥?thus, without any pre-game rituals to consider disrupting. And with the preseason in full swing, they’re working it into their busy football schedules.
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They’re steadily encouraging others to seize the moment and join them. They’ve brought about 40 players to their cause (up from about 25 at the start of the offseason), and they anticipate that number growing.

However, Admiral Harry Harris took a jab at Kaepernick on Pearl Harbor’s 75th anniversary on Wednesday, saying, You can bet that the men and women we honor today 鈥?and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago 鈥?never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played.

Like Winston, Trubisky was a top-three draft pick.

Some make the argument that Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII more than four years ago, is not in the best football shape anymore. But one who looks at the current state of quarterbacks in the NFL, including backups, can only side-eye why the 29-year-old is still a free agent.

As a Packers fan, I watched him beat the Packers in the playoffs, Standish said. So I know he’s good.

Like Winston, Trubisky was a top-three draft pick. Like Winston, Trubisky seems to have caught on quickly to the nuances of the NFL. And like Winston, Trubisky has outplayed Glennon for the most part. The Bears coaching staff may not be ready to hand Trubisky the keys to the car just yet, but they are giving him every opportunity to prove his worth.

So far Trubisky hasn’t disappointed, especially in the eyes of Bears fans. In the first two exhibition games combined, the rookie completed 24 of 33 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns with no interceptions and a passer rating of 135.4.
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Britt said he meant no disrespect for the American flag, but he felt he needed to support his teammate, and show his own concern for social injustice.

Authentic Kids Chad Kelly Jersey I want to support him, Britt told reporters after the game. I want to support what he stands for and his beliefs. I’m not foolish. I’m from Missouri. I get that things are different in that area than they are in some other areas. I’m not against what the flag means and veterans. My dad was in the Army. So I’m not putting any disrespect to them. I’m just trying to understand the issues, trying to educate myself more in that regard and showing support.

And I’m going to continue to understand what’s going on in the world and why it’s happening. Because none of it’s right. None of it’s what should be happening. I’m going to continue talking with Mike and exploring and just helping myself understand things. I wanted to take a first step tonight. And that’s what I felt like I did.