Mike Evans ends anti-Trump protest of national anthem, will stand with Bucs teammates

Mike Evans has reversed course on his decision to protest the national anthem “as long as Donald Trump is president-elect” and will stand with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates, opting to find what he calls “more effective ways” to communicate his message.

In a statement released Tuesday to ESPN’s Josina Anderson and the Tampa Bay Times, Evans apologized to the military and anyone else offended by his actions Sunday, when he sat during the national anthem before the Buccaneers’ game against the Chicago Bears.

And his family can notice a Dan Carpenter Authentic Jersey difference in the now-retired Johnson. Besides exuding a high level of charm throughout his Dancing with the Stars season, he has smiled more in three months than he seemed to throughout the last three seasons of his NFL career.

“Since he retired, he’s happier,” said his sister, Elan Johnson.

While competing on Dancing with the Stars, Johnson Doug Flutie Authentic Jersey said he has learned a valuable lesson: He can do anything in life, considering he had never really danced before going on the show in August. When it was announced he was going to be on the show, Johnson’s former teammates criticized his ability to not dance.

Now, he reached the semifinals on live national television.

“Just because I retired from football, it doesn’t mean I’m retired in life,” Johnson said in the pre-taped package before his first dance. “I still have a lot of things that I want to do.”

What’s next for Johnson is unclear. This was his first major foray after retirement besides getting married this past summer and working with his foundation while running his camp.

In the semifinals, Johnson and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, danced a tango to Seven Nation Army, with Johnson in black pants and a black shirt with a red vest. During the dance, he showed his extreme athletic ability with a high kick.

“I have very strong emotions regarding some of the many issues that exist in our society today. I chose to sit as an expression of my frustration towards this year’s election. It was very personal for me, as it was for so many Americans.

A ‘Moneyball’ approach for the Browns might not work in the NFL

While Cleveland Browns executive Paul DePodesta was waiting in line to head home from the NFL Combine, he says he heard several of his peers openly mocking him. Given the initial resistance that met the analytics movement in Major League Baseball, DePodesta is used to skepticism. But in the NFL, it will be more difficult for him to prove his doubters wrong.

Many of the NFL’s most prominent names, including Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, Adrian Peterson, Kurt Warner and Brett Favre, have all said that they wouldn’t let their sons play football. LeBron James echoed the sentiment and even President Barack Obama Taj Gibson Authentic Jersey told The New Yorker that if he had a son, he wouldn’t let him play pro football.

Arians, 63, earned a label as one of the NFL’s more progressive coaches when he hired Jen Welter as a training camp intern last summer, making her the first female coach in league history.

On Friday, he told high school coaches that teaching better tackling is the way to decrease concussions and battle the stigma associated with football:

“Our job is to make sure the game is safe, at all levels,” Arians said. “The head really has no business being in the game. There’s a lot of different teachers, but when I was taught how to tackle, and block, it was on a two-man sled, and you did Toni Kukoc Authentic Jersey it with your shoulder pads. That’s still the best way to do it. There’s really isn’t any place for your face in the game. I would beg all of you to continue to learn more about what they’re now calling rugby style tackling. I thought it was f—— football myself.”

With Lynch off the board, the Jets turn to improving a subpar pass rush. Spence can pressure the pocket with either his hand in the dirt or standing up near the line of scrimmage. His play implies that he’s worth a higher pick than No. 20 overall, but his off-field issues may ding him in the draft.

The consideration here was an Alabama player, either Robinson or linebacker Reggie Ragland. Robinson is the choice, though, simply because he’s the better player. He can pack a wallop playing end in Washington’s defense because of his power and underrated athleticism.

Bucannon said the military influence came in his punishments

Teachers tried to talk to Bucannon, but he said it was difficult because they couldn’t grasp the type of emotions he was experiencing. So Bucannon turned to his father, and Duane became Deone’s sounding board. And when Bucannon wasn’t talking to his dad about his mom, he was praying for her.

More than 10 years after she returned from Iraq, Bucannon hasn’t talked to his mother about her year in the Middle East. He can’t.

“I was hoping it didn’t Greg Jennings Authentic Jersey get too volatile out there,” he said. “I never really asked her about it. I don’t think that’s something someone would want to talk about it.

“But shoot, she’s the best mom a guy can have.”

Bucannon said his father also was also deployed for “a couple things.” And as with his mother, Bucannon didn’t talk to his father about it.

“They take pride in being in the military and things like that,” Bucannon said. “But I’d rather go on the positive sides of that.”

“Because I feel like there’s a large body of water we haven’t discovered,” Hayes said. “We find different species in the water every day, so, who’s to say that a mermaid can’t be down there?”

All hope in convincing Hayes about dinosaurs was lost when they encountered the fossils of an animal Kimmel believed to be an anteater, only Harrison Smith Authentic Jersey to be told it was the ancient ancestor of a whale or a dolphin. A man in a T. rex outfit jumped out to scare Hayes, which only wound up confusing him. It just wasn’t working.

Kimmel found out about Hayes’ outlandish beliefs through HBO’s “Hard Knocks” and declared on one of his previous shows that he would someday take Hayes on a field trip.

When their long-awaited day was finished, Kimmel asked Hayes if his mind had been changed.

“Absolutely it has,” Hayes said. “It changed my mind that mermaids aren’t just in the water; they could be on land. … My search for Ariel has intensified even more now.”

Pittsburgh Penguins ran their home winning streak to 10 with a 4 decision over the Calgary Flames at CONSOL Energy Center

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With Sidney Crosby’s goal and two assists leading the way, the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their home winning streak to 10 with a 4 decision over the Calgary Flames at CONSOL Energy Center. scored once and assisted on another for the Penguins, with Pascal Dupuis and Harry Zolnierczyk also lighting the lamp to support a 27-save effort from – Fleury. Pittsburgh held on for its seventh straight victory overall after jumping out to a 4 lead late the second period. We are just playing with a lot of energy, said Crosby. Just keeping it simple and playing to our strengths, got a lot of speed the lineup and trying to take the load off our of defense a little bit. Paul, Cammalleri and Jiri Hudler all had goals the loss, Calgary’s fourth straight to close out a five-game trip. Ramo stopped just 19-of-23 shots defeat. The Penguins got the game off to excellent start, scoring twice within a 79-second span midway through a first period they dominated to build a 2 advantage. Ramo turned back Crosby close on the initial goal, but Dupuis was left all alone to knock the rebound into a wide-open net. Shortly afterward, Zolnierczyk successfully redirected a drive from Bortuzzo for his first tally as a Penguin. It feels good, Zolnierczyk said afterward. It wasn’t something I was overly concerned about but just trying to work hard and pay attention to details. It was nice to have one finally go wearing the black and gold. trimmed the Flames’ deficit to 2 with a one-timer from near the blue line just under seven minutes into the second period, but Pittsburgh struck twice more to further increase its margin. After blowing by Calgary defenseman T.J. Brodie at center ice, Crosby ripped the puck over Ramo’s glove hand with 5 left the session, and made it a 4 game by tipping Matt Niskanen’s point shot 1 prior to the second intermission. The Flames did get some momentum entering the third period, however, as Cammalleri landed a well-placed wrister over Fleury’s left shoulder just 19 seconds after ‘s goal. Hudler Calgary closer with only 1 elapsed the third by elevating a wrister into the top corner of the Pittsburgh net, and the Flames nearly tied it later on when Joe Colborne’s attempt struck the post before being covered up by Fleury, who came up with 11 saves the final period to protect the lead. The third period was strong, for sure, said Cammalleri. I thought we did a lot of good things and put some pressure on them and had some pretty close ones. Those are the bounces. Game Notes Crosby extended his point streak to 10, during which he’s amassed seven goals and 11 assists.. Calgary forward Curtis Glencross did not return after sustaining apparent leg injury early the first period.. Zolnierczyk’s three previous NHL goals all came with the Philadelphia Flyers 2011.. The Penguins improved their league-best record when scoring first to.. Pittsburgh has now won six straight the series, with the Flames’ last win over the Penguins coming during Crosby’s rookie 2005.

Oakland’s beleaguered defense set the tone early

Rookie change-of-pace backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington added 62 and 35 yards, respectively.

After his third touchdown, Murray gave the ball to right tackle Austin Howard and allowed him to spike it.

Throwing the ball all over the field in Tampa Bay Doug Flutie Jersey is one thing; but to impart your will over the champs in front of a raucous crowd?

“Everything, everything that I know regarding any of Zeke’s behavior makes me satisfied that we don’t have any issues,” Jones said. “And I know about all of those things. I know everything, yes, there’s been nothing, nothing that I didn’t know about that anybody has brought up. I’m very comfortable that I’ve got Zeke’s full story. I’m real comfortable. And we haven’t been worried about that since training camp.”

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 92 yards and two Drew Kaser Jersey touchdowns in the Cowboys’ victory over the Browns on Sunday. AP Photo/David Richard
According to USA Today, which cited an incident report, police in Aventura, Florida, were called to Elliott’s apartment to investigate an altercation with a woman in February.

The alleged incident involved the same woman who made a domestic abuse claim against Elliott in July. The NFL’s investigation is ongoing; however, prosecutors in Ohio declined to press charges over the summer in a domestic violence case, citing conflicting and inconsistent evidence.

In the February incident, the accuser alleged that Elliott, who was training in Florida, had pushed her against a wall, which resulted in left shoulder pain, according to the report. There were no physical signs of injury and no independent witnesses.

Gordon and the offense were buoyed by the Chargers’ opportunistic defense, which scored touchdowns off two Marcus Mariota turnovers — one a Dwight Lowery 36-yard fumble return and the other a 33-yard interception return by Brandon Flowers for a score in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy football cheat sheet: Start, sit and more tips for Week 9

Thursday night football may have offered little in the way of drama, but at least there was plenty of entertainment in Atlanta’s 43-28 win over Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan connected on four touchdowns and 344 yards. Jameis Winston answered with three touchdowns and 261 yards before leaving the game early due to a knee injury. Julio Jones (eight catches, 111 yards, one touchdown) and Mike Evans (11 catches, 150 yards, two touchdowns) also showed why they’re two of the top receivers in the league. Unfortunately for Evans, his game ended prematurely as he entered concussion protocol.

“Each one of them has a got plays, and we’ll see how that rolls,” coach Andy Reid said. “Charcandrick is going to get most of them, obviously, and we’ll see how he holds up.’’

The Chiefs have running back Darrin Reaves on their practice squad. He played well for them in the preseason, but the Chiefs won’t elevate him to the active roster in time for Sunday’s game because he has a groin injury.

“It’s bad timing because he’s a Derrick Johnson Authentic Womens Jersey pretty good little player,’’ Reid said.

West led the Chiefs in rushing last season with 634 yards. He had some big games last year, including 97 yards against the Detroit Lions and 76 yards against the Baltimore Ravens.

West until last week’s game hadn’t played as much this season because Ware was getting most of the work. But he replaced the injured Ware in the Derrick Thomas Authentic Womens Jersey second half of last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts and rushed for 52 yards on 14 carries.

Sankey has been working overtime this week with running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to learn the plays.

“I’m ready for whatever, however many plays they want me to play,’’ he said.

He might get more snaps as a runner than as a pass receiver or blocker. The running game is easier to learn in such a compressed period than the pass routes and protections.

Ordinary homeowners are not entitled to similar privileges

It’s been a while, but Simmons has finally weighed on something. Naturally, it’s about the show that sucks up the most oxygen Bristol,. Context you probably know: Seahawks cornerback Richard appeared on ‘s afternoon edition of yesterday. He carpet-bombed Skip Bayless. He called him all sorts of names. This has happened the past, and it seems to be happening more often now that has added afternoon edition on. Producers for the show are teeing up athlete interviews like Javon Hargrave Authentic Womens Jersey this, hoping for a little Bayless vs. angry athlete fun. When Suggs called Bayless a douchebag, it felt like a ploy, a win-win for everyone. Light name-calling, harmless fun, ratings! And then there was on Bayless. went on a rant-calling the 61-year-old co-host of the show egotistical, ignorant, less accomplished life than he was-and Bayless tried to move things along he’s grossed out by the show that he finally felt compelled to speak up, or b.) he finally sees where the wind is blowing and isn’t afraid to criticize the show because he knows a dead walking when he sees it. When does Skipper realize that the 300 to 350k viewers that this show gets a day isn’t really worth Jerome Bettis Authentic Womens Jersey the destruction it’s wrought on all of? We have no choice but to worry about our brand with our friends the media and with advertisers and with business people.. If you do the old concentric circle thing, of course the stuff that happens inside the figurative Beltway, happens first then it moves outward. We never want to wait until it gets to the edge. It hasn’t gotten to the edge. Am I concerned it’s getting there? No. But am I concerned enough to try and react and do things differently? Yes. What happened yesterday was the stuff finally getting to the edge.

Shelter urges review of tax treatment of landlords as freedom of information request shows they declared £6bn against mortgage interest 2012 To Let signs the Selly Oak area of Birmingham. Landlords can claim mortgage interest as a business expense. Photograph: Furlong Getty Landlords enjoyed a record £14bn tax breaks 2013, according to figures revealing the expansion of the UK’s buy-to-let market the aftermath of the financial crisis. Property owners, who can claim tax deductions for a wide range of expenses when they rent out homes, claimed £6bn tax relief against the cost of mortgage interest alone the 2012 financial year. The scale of the tax breaks was revealed by HM Revenue & Customs after a freedom of information request.

The figures reveal that the number of landlords has increased by more than one-third over the past six years: 2 million taxpayers declared income from property the 2012 financial year, up from 1 million 2007. The anti-homelessness Shelter called for an urgent review of the tax treatment of landlords response to the figures. Campbell Robb, Shelter’s chief executive, said: the context of looming welfare cuts and a dramatic shortage of homes, all those struggling to keep up with sky-high housing costs be shocked to hear that a massive £14bn has been given tax breaks for landlords just a year. A fraction of this amount would go a way towards fixing our housing shortage and giving millions of priced-out families and people the of a stable home. the Queen’s speech, the new government must start to set out a comprehensive plan that finally build the homes this country desperately needs. urgent review of these huge tax breaks must be part of this. Landlords’ expenses 2012 Landlords are allowed to deduct a wide range of expenses, on top of mortgage interest costs, before they have to pay tax on their rental income. These allowable expenses include the cost of insurance, maintenance and repairs, utility bills, cleaning and gardening, and legal fees. Ordinary homeowners are not entitled to similar privileges.

‘This can’t be real’: The moment Teddy Bridgewater went down

THE MEN WHO agree to talk about what happened do so reluctantly. Their eyes invariably drift to the spot in question: the grass practice field, somewhere Marcel Dionne Authentic Jersey near the 30-yard line, right hash. It happened with the offense heading north, 22 men on the field, no contact allowed.

They won’t talk about what the injury looked like, out of respect. These are men who long ago came to terms with the inhumanity of their game. They laugh about concussions and broken bones as a defense mechanism, the way an electrician might laugh with his buddies about getting a jolt from a faulty circuit. Occupational hazard.

But this is different. They close their eyes and wince, the image flashing Marian Gaborik Authentic Jersey in their minds. They shake their heads reflexively, as if they can dislodge the memory and evict it from their brains. They watched Teddy Bridgewater go down on that field on Aug. 30, his left leg separating at the knee, during the first minutes of a Vikings preseason practice. Every time they think about it, every time they stand near this field and close their eyes, they see it again.

He must have pulled a hammy, Smith thought.

Smith swung around to the receiver and saw that he was looking toward the backfield. He was reacting to someone else’s pain. Smith followed his eyes to see helmets flying and teammates jumping away like the grass was on fire. He heard them screaming, and Bridgewater screaming, and he saw powerful men rendered powerless.

You don’t think he’s good for three more in his first season uncoupled from KD?

Given that the Thunder went 18-0 in Westbrook’s triple-double games last season, they’ll surely be encouraging him.

HARRISON SMITH WAS running downfield with his back to the play, making sure he didn’t get beaten on a deep route. Even in a practice, and a noncontact drill, that’s important. It’s six weeks later, and he’s standing next to that field running the calculus through his head. He concludes that he must have been the person farthest from the injury. He pauses a moment to give thanks. When it happened, he heard a scream from a receiver who had turned back toward the play. It was an expletive that carried an unmistakable pitch: pain.

NFL determines Peyton Manning did not use PEDs

After a seven-month investigation, the NFL announced there is “no credible evidence” that retired quarterback Peyton Manning used any type of performance-enhancing substances.

In its official statement on the matter, the league said that both Mannings — Peyton and his wife, Ashley — cooperated fully with the investigation. While they did receive deliveries from an Indiana anti-aging clinic at their home, the Mannings maintained from the beginning that they were sent to, and used by, Ashley Manning. The league said the Mannings “provided interviews and access to all records sought by investigators.”

According to the NFL, the investigation Derick Brassard Jersey was thorough.

Teams could face the loss of draft picks.

The league may assess additional fines Dominic Moore Jersey exceeding the amounts set forth above.

These changes have been in the works since December 2015. The league needed to adjust its approach to handling violations of the concussion protocol in part because of an incident involving Case Keenum last season. Keenum was quite obviously concussed, and he was not immediately removed from the game for appropriate medical attention.

After being consistently under fire for its approach to dealing with the problem of concussions and their lasting effects on players, the NFL has made a concerted effort to at least create the perception of improving the way it handles these injuries.

The NFL recently parted ways with Dr. Elliot Pellman, who was involved with the execution of the medical components of the league’s concussion protocol despite denying the existence of CTE.

That decision, as well as enforcing stricter penalties for teams that jeopardize player safety by not adhering to the protocol, are belated but necessary steps toward rebuilding trust and better protecting players from the lasting effects of head trauma.

“Initiated in January, the investigation was led by the NFL’s security and legal teams with support from expert consultants and other professionals,” the league’s official statement clearing Manning read. “The investigation involved witness interviews, a review of relevant records and other materials, online research, and laboratory analysis and review.”

If the NFL and NFLPA representatives determine that there were “aggravating circumstances” involved in the violation, an additional fine of $50,000 can be assessed.
If it is determined by Goodell that the protocol was violated to maintain competitive advantage, it could result in more severe sanctions.

Arrests made in DeMarcus Ware home robbery, Denver police say

The Denver Police Department said Wednesday it has arrested multiple suspects in connection with the home burglary of DeMarcus Ware on Sunday night and that it has recovered the Denver Broncos linebacker’s property, including his Super Bowl ring.

Denver police took to Twitter — the same place it Devontae Booker Jersey had posted pictures on Monday of the men suspected of the break-in (images from cameras in Ware’s home) — to announce the arrests.

Immediately following Broncos practice on Wednesday, Ware had not yet been notified of the arrests, but he did say that he “had a burglary … everything’s being taken care of.”

Ware said he arrived home at about 10:30 p.m. after Donald Stephenson Jersey the Broncos’ 27-9 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night and began to notice someone had gone through his belongings and that some items were missing.

First, the basics.

He was asked what’s more difficult — five quarters of football (which the Seahawks played Sunday night against the Arizona Cardinals) or Quidditch.

“Five quarters of football is pretty tough, but Quidditch, the Beaters, the Chasers, trying to hold the Golden Snitch, things like that, that’s tough,” Sherman said. “Five quarters of football, though, in the elements, I’d say that’d take the cake.”

Sherman said he will be taking his son trick-or-treating on Halloween. “He’s going to have a mask on. I’m going to have this on,” Sherman said. “Nobody’s going to have any idea. This is all you’ve got to do. Clark Kent did it. You’ve just got to put the glasses on. Bam. No longer Richard Sherman. What’s up? Can’t even tell anymore, right?”

One was the diamond-encrusted ring each Broncos player received for winning Super Bowl 50. Each ring does have the recipient’s name on it.

“[It’s] the first time something like that has happened,” Ware said. “… I feel like when people going through your things, it’s like vandalizing your stuff. Not about material things, it’s about you going through my stuff, you’ve been in my house … it doesn’t feel like home anymore.

The reason for the dropoff can be found in Gurley’s yards before initial contact per carry. The Rams’ workhorse is last among 37 backs (minimum 45 rushes) with only 1.34 yards before initial contact per rush, well below the 2.46 average for qualified backs. For added context, Gurley averaged 2.70 yards before initial contact last season.