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 The Rams (2-0) are re-signing Sam Ficken to take Zuerlein's place for "at least a few weeks," coach Sean McVay said Monday after confirming the only disappointing development from the Rams' 34-0 thrashing of the Cardinals."We'll Youth Aqib Talib Jersey move forward with Sam," McVay said. "Got a lot of confidence in him. It's good that he's kind of been through some experience with us, playing in games that are very, very important, which we know this next one is. Greg will get back hopefully sooner than later, and we'll embrace that when that time comes."The Rams are placing receiver Michael Thomas on injured reserve to make room on their 53-man roster for Ficken, who was with the Rams throughout training camp. He initially joined the club last December when Zuerlein injured his back with two games left in his Pro Bowl season.Ficken made two of his three field goal attempts in the regular season, and he added two field goals without a miss in Los Angeles' playoff loss to Atlanta.While Ficken doesn't have the booming range of the All-Pro known as Greg the Leg, McVay isn't worried as the Rams head into a crosstown showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) on Sunday."You've got a lot of confidence in Sam, and he has shown that he's a good kicker," McVay said. "But certainly you don't take for granted the fact that you're talking about Greg Womens John Sullivan Jersey , (who) smashes a 55-yarder on the dirt in Oakland."The Rams reached out to Ficken on Sunday even before the team had finished beating Arizona, likely aware that several teams would be in need of a new kicker after the special-teams tumult of Week 2."He was still in the area, so it worked out in our favor," McVay said.After Zuerlein was hurt in warmups, All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker filled in on kickoffs and even made a 20-yard field goal and an extra point. But the Rams also went for successful 2-point conversions on their first three touchdowns, and the ever-innovative McVay acknowledged the experience had made him even more interested in going for two regularly."That's definitely something that we'll think about, and it can potentially alter the way we approach things, for sure," McVay said. "We always talk about being an aggressive team. ... Those guys, when they end up executing the way that they did in those situations, it certainly gives you a belief and a confidence that this is something that you might explore doing more times than not."Thomas, a special-teams standout and backup kick returner, injured his hip in the Rams' season-opening win at Oakland. The injury absences of Thomas and All-Pro kick returner Pharoh Cooper leave the Rams with just five healthy receivers: Brandin Cooks Youth Marcus Peters Jersey , Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Josh Reynolds and JoJo Natson, who was only re-signed last week to return kicks.McVay also must choose a starting right guard to face the Chargers during practice this week. Jamon Brown's two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy has ended, but fill-in starter Austin Blythe performed strongly in his two starts."This is a situation where we feel like we have two starting-caliber guards," McVay said. "As far as how we move forward, it's not a result of anything Jamon hasn't done, but the fact that these are decisions that aren't very clear-cut is because of Austin's play. He's played so well. He's done such a great job."Random Ramsdom 10/8: Victory Monday Todd Gurley postgame locker room | The Los Angeles Rams’ official siteGurley talks about the emotions and energy in the game, being surprised on the fourth down call and being confident they’d convert, and the satisfaction of finishing a tough game in a hostile environmentAndrew Whitworth postgame locker room interview | The Rams’ official siteBig Whit talks about the strong offensive production, the team being built by special individuals, and the performance of RB Todd GurleyRobert Woods postgame locker room interview | The Rams’ official siteWoody talks about KhaDarel Hodge and Josh Reynolds stepping in and making an impact when needed, feeling the need to step up when Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp went down with injury http://www.ramsfootballauthentics.com/jared-goff-jersey-authentic , and the belief in the defense to make a stop when neededMark Barron postgame locker room interview | The Rams’ official siteMark Barron talks about his performance in his first time back in many months, being undecided until gametime, and the strategy behind defending QB Russell WilsonRob Havenstein postgame locker room interview | The Rams’ official siteRob Havenstein talks about going for the 4th-and-short play call, the look of the Seahawks’ defense on the fourth down, and some strange spots and calls in the gameSean McVay postgame press conference | The Rams’ official siteThe Head Coach shares his thoughts with Seahawks owner Paul Allen who was diagnosed with cancer, the decision of going for a major fourth down at the end of the game, Cairo Santos responding with a lot of pressure on him, and needing to improve in the redzoneJared Goff postgame press conference | The Rams’ official siteThe golden boy talks about the decision to go for the quarterback sneak, the quality of the Seahawks’ team, the situation surrounding the Cooks and Kupp injuries, being 5-0 with another divisional win on the road, and the gritty performance from WR Robert WoodsRams rally to remain undefeated | LA TimesGary Klein recaps the game taking a deep dive on the statistics and situations that impacted the gameRams gamble and win to beat the Seahawks to remain undefeated | OC RegisterRich Hammond outlines the game sharing some quotes from key players in the Rams’ major gambling winRams beat Seahawks 33-31: Instant analysis from week 5 win | Rams WireCam DaSilva hands out his game balls, his stat of the game Youth Robert Woods Jersey , and shares his game notes4 takeaways from the Rams’ thrilling win | Rams WireAndrew Ortenberg takes a look at four major points in the game ranging from CB Marcus Peters to the Rams’ depth being testedStuds and duds from the Rams’ win | Rams WireCam DaSilva takes a look at his studs and duds which include RB Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, Robert Woods, Marcus Peters and the run defenseDespite obstacles, Rams and Chiefs offenses can’t be stopped | USA TodaySteve Gardner takes a look at the dominance of the two best offenses in the NFL, as well as other interesting topics in the leagueRams need to find some defensive consistency with big games ahead | ESPNLindsey Thiry recaps the game taking a look at some of the major plays by the defense near the end of the game. Taking a look ahead on the schedule, Thiry points out the Rams’ defense will need to get right quickly with more important games aheadThree impressions from the Seahawks loss to the Rams | Seattle TimesMike Vorel takes a look at the opposite sides point-of-view as a Seattle Seahawks reporter, citing the special teams woes and Frank Clark being the only defender to show up
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 Kansas City StarChiefs’ Dorian O’Daniel the latest rookie to contribute on defense | The Wichita EagleKareem Hunt’s toughness is key ingredient to Chiefs’ attack | 41 Action NewsTraina Thoughts: Who Are the Most Exciting NFL Teams to Watch This Season | Sports IllustratedNFL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Damaryius Thomas http://www.chiefscheapshoponline.com/cheap-authentic-sammy-watkins-jersey , DeVante Parker and More | Bleacher ReportNFL Draft 2019: Is Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown the next Tavon Austin or Tyreek Hill? | CBS SportsDenver Comes To Arrowhead | 610 Sports RadioAround the leagueNFL fires down judge Hugo Cruz, effective immediately | ESPNBlake Bortles ‘couldn’t care less’ about critics, has eyes on SBLIII | NFLHall of Famer ‘Mean’ Joe Greene unsure if he could thrive with modern NFL rules | USA TodayJustin Tucker on XP miss: ‘Embrace it and suppress it’ | NFLLatest NFL Trade Deadline Rumors: Raiders Expected to Keep Derek Carr | Yahoo! SportsIn case you missed it at Arrowhead PrideAdditional insight on the Chiefs’ Wednesday injury announcementsPatrick Mahomes Week 7 Film Review: something improved and something that needs improvement...Social Media Information:AP Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageAP Instagram: Follow @ArrowheadPrideAP Twitter: Follow @ArrowheadPrideAP Editor-in-Chief: Pete Sweeney: Follow @pgsween610 Sports Twitter: Follow @610SportsKCDee Ford scheduled for MRI on Monday Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford has looked as good as he has in a long time this season, wreaking havoc on opposing offensive lines and registering two sacks in three games in the process.So of course he came out of the game against the San Francisco 49ers with an injury.“Dee Ford is really the only one Cheap Tyreek Hill Jersey ,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said after the team’s 38-27 win. “He strained his groin, so we will just see how he does in the next day or so. He will have an MRI [Monday] and we will go from there.”Reid is scheduled to speak at Arrowhead on Monday at Noon Arrowhead Time, but if the past is any indication, we won’t get any results or update on Ford until Wednesday.Ford has shown flashes of talent over the years Allen Bailey Jersey , but the injury bug hasn’t been kind to the27-year-old linebacker, who missed most of 2017 with a back issue and eventual surgery.Ford is due to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He has 19.5 career sacks in 54 games with the Chiefs.
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 Over the summer, it seemed a sure bet that Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga would spend training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and end up on the PUP to start the regular season. He tore Color Rush Geronimo Allison Jersey his ACL last November in just his fifth game of the season, and it seemed reasonable to expect another few months of rehab before he would be ready to resume full football activities.However, Bulaga has blown those expectations out of the water. On Friday, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said in his pre-practice press conference that Bulaga had passed his physical, which means that he is no longer on the PUP list. Furthermore, McCarthy said that Bulaga will practice on Friday on a limited basis. This leaves outside linebacker Nick Perry as the only Packer remaining on PUP.This is great news for an offensive line that is already working on finding a new starter at the right guard position to replace free agent Jahri Evans. Had Bulaga started the regular season on the PUP list, he would have missed a minimum of six games, making him eligible to return for the Packers’ week 8 game against the Rams. Instead, it appears that he will be ready to go in week one barring any setbacks, giving the team a big upgrade over potential replacements Jason Spriggs or Kyle Murphy.The ACL tear suffered last year was Bulaga’s second Color Rush Antonio Morrison Jersey , as he also tore that ligament in his other knee during the team’s Family Night Scrimmage in 2013. That offseason, Bulaga had switched from right to left tackle but the injury forced David Bakhtiari into the starting lineup — where he has remained ever since. Furthermore, that injury helped convince the Packers to convert Family Night from a true scrimmage into a glorified practice to reduce the chances of player injuries.For now, however, the Packers’ line appears to be taking shape for week one, and it will be markedly better if Bulaga is indeed able to start on the right side.Could Nick Perry’s injury be a blessing in disguise for the Packers? “Here we go again.” When reports surfaced Wednesday Nick Perry would start training camp on PUP with an ankle injury, that had to be the thought bounding through the heads of most Packers fans. Perry, an exceptional talent who could be dominant if he could stay healthy, hadn’t practiced a snap in camp—hell, camp hadn’t even opened—and he was already hurt. The PackIRs strike again, right? But then we heard the injury wasn’t serious and shouldn’t stop him from playing once the season opens. Assuming that’s true Color Rush Tramon Williams Jersey , Perry’s injury might actually help the Packers.At this point in his career, Perry doesn’t need the training camp reps or the preseason work. Model behavior for young players, give opposing offensive linemen a credible opponent in practice, and he’s done his job. For as often as he’s hurt, Perry keeps his body in impeccable physical condition. The former USC Trojan is built like he was created in Madden. Playing himself into shape shouldn’t be a concern. When he’s healthy, he’ll be ready to go. Instead, Perry can still be on the sidelines, still be at practice helping out the younger players who will now get a chance to run with the starters. Perhaps Kendall Donnerson will have a chance to run with the 2’s instead of the 3’s a little bit more. These kinds of distinctions matter a great deal to a team on the verge of not having enough pass rushers off the edge. Mike Pettine’s history provides a roadmap for managing a defense with sub-par edge talent and Clay Matthews still has plenty of game left, but he’s hardly the paragon of health either. Getting players like Vince Biegel, Reggie Gilbert, Chris Odom http://www.authenticsgreenbaypackers.com/cheap-mason-crosby-jersey , and yes, even Kyler Fackrell to run with the ones, learning Pettine’s system and growing with valuable live reps, means invaluable player development opportunities. On the margins, guys like Donnerson and Naashon Hughes will get more practice reps and potentially more snaps in preseason simply because there’s one less body in camp. Perry never needed those reps in an important way, which means giving them to other players serves as an essential evaluation tool for the Packers as well as a growth opportunity for the players. With training camp reps so precious, particularly early in training camp with the ballooned rosters, every snap matters. Even if it’s just 10% more, that difference could very well be enough for a player to flash just enough to make the next cut where they’ll get even more opportunity to show their talent and grow their game. Perry’s injury should still give Packers fans pause about his overall health. Perhaps a superstitious type would suggest it’s better to get this one out of the way early (that’s not a thing by the way). His inability to stay healthy has revealed perilously thin depth at outside linebacker in the past. Don’t be surprised to see Brian Gutekunst peruse the free agent market after some of these pre-season cuts to try and bolster the unit. Counting on Nick Perry and Clay Matthews to combine for 32 regular-season game would be a fool’s errand. But that’s a long-term problem. In the short term, the Packers will be able to take advantage of Perry’s absence to boost the development of young players who will inevitably have to play meaningful snaps for this defense in 2018.
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The Bengals piled up a few nicks and bruises against the Falcons on Sunday. There was one major injury http://www.bengalscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-shawn-williams-jersey , but aside from that, the Bengals left Atlanta relatively healthy and with a win. Hopefully, nothing sustained will keep anyone out as the Bengals get set to take on the Dolphins on Sunday. We have to start off with the bad news though.Tyler EifertTight end Tyler Eifert’s injury obviously was the most soul-crushing of any injury on Sunday. He caught a short screen pass, and his foot got caught as the defender rolled on his leg. It was very clear that his ankle was terribly injured as it seemed his foot was going the wrong direction. Eifert had caught his first touchdown of the season in Atlanta, and he was heavily involved in the game as the Falcons were dealing with injuries at safety and linebacker.Eifert’s season is over. The next steps in his career will depend on his recovery. Will he be a Bengal or even able to continue his football career after this injury? Eifert’s injury history is well documented as he hasn’t been healthy for a full season in any of his six NFL seasons.Even Marvin Lewis admitted Sunday that Eifert’s string of injuries is as unfortunate as he’s seen from an NFL player. “I would imagine. It’s a shame. I told him yesterday, ‘you’re good at this’. He said, ‘I do it all the time, don’t I? I really do it the right way.’ He will fight back. But it’s a shame.”William JacksonWilliam Jackson also hurt his finger during the game. He was listed as probable to return, but it was clear he was in plenty of pain. He missed one drive, but he returned midway through the fourth quarter before leaving again after a couple of plays.This was just part of a horrific game for Jackson, who actually earned a team-low 28.3 Pro Football Focus grade. One has to wonder how much the injury played into that and if Jackson has something else that’s bothering him. He’s taken a big step back from what he was in 2017. Mark WaltonRookie running back Mark Walton was also briefly checked for a concussion. That left the Bengals with only Giovani Bernard at running back. That led to wide receiver Alex Erickson getting a rushing attempt.The good news is Walton eventually returned to the game, so he should be good to go in Week 5 vs. the Dolphins. Hopefully Joe Mixon will be back, too.Cincinnati went into the game without Mixon (knee) and rookie center Billy Price (foot). Mixon showed great signs of being available next week, though. He sprinted down the field to tackle A.J. Green following his game-winning touchdown. He was also all over the sidelines cheering on his teammates during the game, so it looks like he’s feeling good.John RossWide receiver John Ross caught a huge touchdown pass in the first quarter. He limped off initially, and was clearly hurting as he crossed into the end zone, but he returned to game after that. In the second half, he limped off after he was targeted. It seemed to have an impact on his ability to play as we saw more of Erickson and even Cody Core when Ross would usually be in there. Following the game http://www.thebengalsfootballauthentic.com/andy-dalton-jersey-authentic , it was revealed that Ross had pulled his groin. We’ll find out on Wednesday if he practices and whether it’s as a full participant. With the Bengals determined to improve an offense that finished last in the league, their new defensive coordinator didn't expect to be very busy during the draft.He wound up getting six of the first eight players picked.Could he have imagined going 6 of 8?"If I was shooting free throws maybe, but not getting defensive players," Teryl Austin said.The Bengals decided they were set for now on offense and turned their draft focus to upgrading a defense that slipped last season. After taking Ohio State center Billy Price with the 21st overall pick, they went defense primarily in the next four rounds.The Bengals' defense finished No. 18 overall last season, including 30th against the run, so they weren't exactly stocking up in an area of strength."We're not sure how different it's going to be until we get them here and see where they fit," Austin said. "That's going to play out over time. Infusing talent always raises the competition level."Some things to note about the Bengals' defense-heavy draft:ANOTHER GIO? Running back Mark Walton from Miami was one of the few offensive players picked, going in the fourth round. Although the Bengals' main focus on offense has been fixing the line, they also needed a running back to replace Jeremy Hill — Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard return. Walton is 5-foot-10 and reminds the Bengals of Bernard in size and quickness. One big attraction: Walton played on Miami's kickoff and punt coverage teams, so he can fit on special teams immediately.THE REST OF THE CLASS: In the fifth round, Cincinnati took cornerback Davontae Harris from Illinois State, defensive tackle Andrew Brown from Virginia and cornerback Darius Phillips from Western Michigan. The Bengals had no picks in the sixth round. In the seventh, they got quarterback Logan Woodside from Toledo, guard Rod Taylor from Mississippi, and receiver Auden Tate from Florida State.SETTLED AT QB: The Bengals needed another quarterback after backup AJ McCarron left for Buffalo, and there was a question whether they would try to replace him by taking one in the middle of the draft — they got McCarron in the fifth round in 2014.Instead, they signed Matt Barkley to a two-year deal last month and decided they were set at the No. 2 spot http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/randy-bullock-jersey , waiting until the seventh round to get an extra quarterback.PAYING ATTENTION: The Bengals will be watching Price closely in the next few months. He had surgery to repair a torn chest muscle after the combine, and he's expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Last year, the Bengals took receiver John Ross in the first round even though he was recovering from shoulder surgery, and it didn't turn out well. He played in only three games before another shoulder injury ended his season.NO PIES: Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson gets free pizza for a year as part of a promotion by an NFL sponsor. Pizza Hut offered free pies to the "Pi Pick" — third round, 14th choice, or 3.14. That was Jefferson. He expected to make an appearance at a local Pizza Hut on Saturday, but it didn't work out."I actually missed the pizza party," Jefferson said. "I don't know how that's going to work. I'm still working that deal out with my marketing agent."O-H: The draft will be remembered locally for the Bengals finally taking some Ohio State players. Even though franchise founder Paul Brown won a national championship at Ohio State, the Bengals had drafted only two Buckeyes in the past 23 years — none higher than the sixth round. Over that same time, they took seven players from Michigan. This year, they took Price and Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard in the third round. Price will be practicing across from former Michigan defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow."The rivalry is still part of it," Price said. "He went to the team up north and I went to Ohio State. We will leave it at that. I remember playing him specifically. The last week in November, we will have a little bet."SELLING TICKETS: Bringing Hubbard aboard has already boosted ticket sales. Hubbard grew up in Cincinnati and attended Bengals games regularly."My uncle went down and got season tickets right after he found out I'm going (to the Bengals)," Hubbard said.STILL NEED: Help on the offensive line. They filled the hole at center, but they're still depending upon young players who have yet to prove themselves. Left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi struggled the past two seasons, prompting the Bengals to get left tackle Cordy Glenn from Buffalo. Right tackle Jake Fisher had a procedure to repair an irregular heartbeat during the season. There's still work to be done in their biggest problem area.
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The Los Angeles Rams pushed forward to 4-0 of the 2018 NFL season. After defeating the Vikings 38-31 in the national spotlight Los Angeles Rams Womens T-Shirt , the Rams look towards a divisional matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5.Although the Vikings came in hoping to slow down the Rams potent offense, Coach McVay found ways to again only score more points than the previous week against perhaps the best defense the Rams will see this season.Here were the five Vikings I tabbed prior to the game and how they fared:S Harrison SmithThe best safety in the NFL had a little bit of trouble as the Rams were able to minimize his impact as QB Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns. Smith was quiet with only one tackle for the game.RB Dalvin CookCook admits today that he’s still not quite at 100%. During the game, the announcers said the Vikings had Cook on a “pitch count” as Cook was still trying to come back from a hamstring injury. Cook finished the game with 20 rushing yards.WR Adam ThielenThielen had a monster game against the Rams (similar to last year). Targeted 12 times, Thielen caught 8 passes for 135 yards and touchdown. With CB Aqib Talib gone for the game and Marcus Peters being less than 100%, Thielen had a great day, along with his fellow pass catchers for the Vikings. QB Kirk CousinsCousins was on his way to an amazing game as well. Efficient and accurate Los Angeles Rams Hats , Cousins battled toe to toe with Goff until making his only, but crucial mistake in ball security. Cousins finished the game with 422 yards through the air with three touchdowns while adding 28 yards rushing. EDGE Danielle HunterHunter really impressed me and the numbers backed up his performance. Hunter earned a sack, his fourth for the season and showed great motor and technique.Hunter finished the game with 6 total tackles including a sack. He also showed some great wheels of his own and hustle on the long Todd Gurley reception. The Los Angeles Rams were too much for the injury-maligned San Francisco 49ers. Dominating in all facets of the game, the Rams won easily, 39-10. Looking back before the game, here were the five 49ers that I thought the Rams should keep an eye on. Unfortunately for these 49ers Los Angeles Rams Womens Hoodie , most did not have much success against our beloved team.RB Matt BreidaBreida had a rough game. Down early and often, the 49ers didn’t even use him that much as he only recorded five carries for 15 yards while also losing a fumble that DL Aaron Donald ripped away.Breida did not record a catch or target as the 49ers got Raheem Mostert more involved.WR Marquise GoodwinAfter an explosive game against the Green Bay Packers, the Rams were able to limit Goodwin to two catches and 24 yards. Although targeted five times, the Rams were able to limit the speedy former Olympian.LB Reuben FosterFoster had tough game. Given the Rams scored 39 points and the fact that RB Todd Gurley had three total touchdowns, there’s no way the former Alabama LB was happy with himself or the defense.TE George KittleThe 49ers’ leading pass catcher had a great game. Leading the game with 98 yards on five catches (also a touchdown), Kittle scored on an interesting play. Kittle definitely showed out against the Rams and you have to appreciate his hustle throughout the game.EDGE DeForest BucknerEDGE Buckner had a quieter than anticipated game. With only three tackles on the day Womens Customized Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , the Rams were able to move the ball and score at will. Buckner had one tackle for loss, but other than that, it was relatively quiet as his teammate Arik Armstead had the better game.
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 His backup, Jordan Devey, was placed on injured reserve earlier this week with a torn pectoralis major. That leaves the Chiefs with a vacancy at the starting center position as the team prepares to face the Denver http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonline.com/mitchell-schwartz-jersey Broncos this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. It certainly isn’t the best week for offensive line injuries with six-time All-Pro linebacker Von Miller coming to town.Asked about the position on Wednesday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was not ready to name a starter.“Brett (Veach) has done a good job of bringing guys in,” Reid said. “Austin (Reiter) is here and he has experience, so he can step in if needed, and Jeff Allen can play if needed. Andy (Heck) does a great job of rotating those guys during practice, now and OTAs, and then during training camp. Everyone can kind of work into all the positions. We don’t get concerned about that, we just try to move forward. If you can go then you can go, if you can’t you can’t http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonline.com/allen-bailey-jersey , and we move on.”Tim Fuller-USA TODAY SportsReiter, who played center in college, signed on with the Chiefs in early September. He started one game at center for the Cleveland Browns back in 2016. Allen offers the versatility to play center but has never started there in 62 career NFL starts, according to Pro Football Reference. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy offered little clarity when asked on Thursday morning.“We’re just working through the process,” Bieniemy said. “Like I’ve said, we’ve rolled a number of guys there. Hell, you may even see me play center. Coach (Andy) Heck has done a good job with those guys. He’s coached them all up, so whoever’s up, that guy will be ready to play.”Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsThe first of two unmentioned candidates to fill in at center are Cameron Erving, who did so for the Chiefs while Morse was out due to a foot injury this offseason. He also started 12 games at center for the Cleveland Browns back in 2016. Erving has been the Chiefs’ starting left guard every game this season.The second unmentioned candidate is Jimmy Murray, who was promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Tuesday with Devey heading to injured reserve. Murray is a 6-foot-5 Authentic Tyreek Hill Jersey , 305-pound undrafted free agent who played center at Holy Cross.“He’s been working real hard all the way through training camp,” offensive line coach Andy Heck said of Murray. “He’s a smart guy, he’s athletic, and he works hard, so we love that. He’s got his nose to the grindstone. Again, in my opinion, you can’t have enough people on your roster that can snap the football. He’s one of those guys that can do that, and he’s been working really well. I think we got a good one there.”MY PREDICTION: Reid often preaches starting the five best players along the offensive line, and my best guess would be that he leans on experience in this case. Erving has worked with Mahomes and has played the most NFL games at the position, so I bet he slides over from left guard. Andrew Wylie either stays at right guard, where he started last game Womens Eric Murray Jersey , or slides over to left guard, where he worked out in camp. In either vacant guard spot—whether it be left or right, that’s where I see Allen coming in.My best prediction at the starters, Sunday? Eric Fisher, Andrew Wylie, Cameron Erving, Jeff Allen, Mitch Schwartz (L-R)Where do you stand on the Chiefs’ new tailgating policy? The Kansas City Chiefs will phase in a new tailgating policy this season, as first reported by Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star.The skinny: Once the Chiefs’ game begins at Arrowhead Stadium, tailgaters will be asked to either move into the stadium or out of the parking lot.Chiefs president Mark Donovan said the Chiefs are following a league-wide best practice, per Kerkhoff:“The big reason is safety and security Womens Kendall Fuller Jersey ,” Donovan said, per Kerkhoff.When considering the change, it’s important to keep in mind it comes five years after a death in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot. The Thormans had full coverage of the incident back in 2013 here. Also, Kerkhoff notes the Kansas City Royals, who use the same lots, clear their parking lots by the second inning.While I understand the push for the change given the safety concerns, there is no denying the Chiefs are messing with the fabric of what makes them the Chiefs on this one. Tailgating is a major part of what makes going to Arrowhead Stadium fun, and I know of plenty of people that prefer to take in the game-day experience by listening to or watching from the parking lot. This is no longer an option.Where do you stand on the new tailgate policy? Weigh in below.
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 The Green Bay Packers have to reduce their active roster by 37 players this weekend, cutting down from 90 to 53 by 4:00 PM Eastern on Saturday to meet the NFL’s deadline. General manager Brian Gutekunst is at the helm of this process for the first time, having served under Ted Thompson for years, and his approach to roster http://www.packerscheapshoponline.com/cheap-authentic-kentrell-brice-jersey construction will be an intriguing storyline for Packers fans to watch.Throughout Friday and Saturday, keep your browsers locked here as we bring you news from throughout the weekend.First, here are a few quick notes about NFL cuts and the Packers’ roster construction:The trade of Brett Hundley for a draft pick freed up one spot from the full 90-man roster, putting the Packers at 89. That means that the team needs to clear 36 players.The Packers can also place suspended running back Aaron Jones on the reserve/suspended list at the deadline, which removes him from the 53-man roster. That takes the cut number down to 35.Players can be placed on injured reserve in order to help get down to 53 as well. In past years, players put on IR at or before the deadline were not eligible to return during the same season.The Packers have no players on the active/Physically Unable to Perform list. This means that they cannot put any players on reserve/PUP at the deadline to free up active roster spots.Here we go.Reported Cuts (32)Kofi AmichiaOLB Vince BiegelRB Joel BouagnonCB Donatello BrownTE Emanuel ByrdRB LeShun DanielsC Austin DavisC Dillon DayOLB Kendall DonnersonS Marwin EvansCB Demetri GoodsonCB Josh HawkinsOLB James HearnsILB Naashon HughesRB Bronson HillWR Adonis JenningsDL Tyler LancasterWR Kyle LewisDL James LooneyILB Greer MartiniDL Joey MbuOLB Chris OdomOL Adam PankeyILB Marcus PorterTE Kevin RaderFB Aaron RipkowskiDL Conor SheehyTE Ryan SmithILB Ahmad ThomasLS Zach TrinerWR DeAngelo YanceyReleased with injury settlement* (3)OT Kyle MurphyCB Quinten RollinsRB Devante Mays* These players were initially reported to have been placed on Injured Reserve, but the NFL transaction list shows that they have been waived/injured.To be placed on reserve/suspended (1)RB Aaron Jones (suspended for first two games)Bubble players who are reportedly “safe” on the 53TE Robert TonyanLB James CrawfordWR Jake KumerowS Raven GreeneQB Tim BoyleOL Alex LightOther newsBears agree to trade for Raiders DE Khalil MackPackers reportedly looking for depth at outside linebacker from other teams' cuts or via trade (link)APC Staff Twitter FeedClick here if you cannot see the feed below.A Twitter List by acmepackingcoCould the Packers’ young crew of receivers lead to trading Geronimo Allison? It’s just one preseason game, so deep breaths are required. On the other hand, even before Thursday night, when a trio of young receivers announced themselves to Packers Nation, the pass catching numbers were going to leave some talented players off the final roster. What if Green Bay pre-empts the final cut question by attempting to deal a starting receiver to a needy team in August? Would a thin team like the Cowboys be interested in Geronimo Allison? If the Patriots are turning to Eric Decker and Cordarrelle Patterson, wouldn’t they prefer a player who might actually be able to help them? The Patriots and Packers love to deal. There are nine players with legitimate chances to make the team and the only locks going into training camp were Davante Adams, Randall Cobb Cheap JK Scott Jersey , and Geronimo Allison. J’Mon Moore felt like a fourth simply because of his draft position and Trevor Davis, as the team’s most dynamic punt returner, had a case for fifth. That’s before we get to the wildly explosive Marqueze Valdes-Scantling, the big-bodied Equanimeous St. Brown, and last year’s fifth-round pick DeAngelo Yancey. Then, Jake Kumerow broke out in training camp, earning the seal of approval from Aaron Rodgers and hauling in a 52-yard touchdown late against the Titans. The inconsistent but tantalizingly talented Valdes-Scantling absolutely balled out against Tennessee, with a 51-yard bomb, a 15-yard touchdown, and a 100-yard game in his pro debut. St. Brown once again showed the consistency catching the ball, but we saw more of that 4.4s speed that makes his size/speed combination so intriguing. If there’s a player with the inside track to the WR4 job, it just might be EQ. And even on a night when Moore struggled to finish catches, there’s no way he’s making it through waivers and he did flash his quickness and instincts. If he had come down with a few of the catches he let slip away, he may have been headlining this list instead of being a footnote. Yancey clearly looks like (one of) the odd man out, but that still only cuts the roster down to eight receivers. Davis has been dealing with injury and it’s hard to argue he’s done anything as a receiver to warrant consideration above the rookies. There’s an intellectually honest case MVS and EQ have already shown more ability as receivers in their short tenure than Davis has in two seasons. It’s important to note Davis was a Ted Thompson draft selection, not one of Brian Gutekunst’s so his draft position may not save him. If Davis gets the axe, that still leaves seven. Don’t the Packers have exactly the kind of team that could afford to deal a more veteran player and accommodate multiple rookie receivers? Without Allison http://www.thepackersfootballauthentic.com/bryan-bulaga-jersey-authentic , EQ slides in opposite Davante Adams with Cobb in the slot. That leaves Jimmy Graham, Lance Kendricks and Marcedes Lewis as capable receiving threats at tight end. Add those guys toa stable of capable running backs, each with pass catching ability, and this team could be even more balanced than the 2014 version that won Aaron Rodgers an MVP and nearly took the Pack to the Super Bowl. Speaking of that 2014 team, they had a Pro Bowl lead receiver, a standout slot, a stud in the backfield, and two rookies playing snaps out wide with a rookie tight end. It would be easy to forget now how inconsistent Adams was as a rookie, so much so that he was benched at times for Jeff Janis. Richard Rodgers provided steady hands, but not much else. That season was all about Nelson and Cobb with Lacy providing the balance and Starks the relief. Adams could be a top-5 receiver this season and Jimmy Graham has the potential to torch teams in the middle of the field, even if it’s not quite the same way Cobb lit up opposing secondaries inside. That said, Cobb still has some juice and looks back to his old tricks so far in camp. From a pass-catching standpoint, there’s a solid case this is a deeper team, with quality players at every level, including out of the backfield. From a composition standpoint, two rookies might need to contribute in order to succeed on a Super Bowl contender.Allison may be more consistent and reliable, but is the relative difference between him and say EQ Womens Lane Taylor Jersey , really that big? Is it the difference between winning and lose a game? Probably not. With these young receivers showing so much upside, the Packers may consider them ready sooner than originally thought. And getting some value from the only player Green Bay could legitimately find a new home for makes some sense. It’s not that it’s the prudent path, but it could make some sense if these young receivers continue to excel. Again, we only have one preseason game, Family Night, and practice reports to go on, but these receivers are ahead of the curve. With Aaron Rodgers and a deep stable of other playmakers on offense, starting a rookie isn’t the end of the world. We’ve seen it work. Plus, Gutekunst would be getting value for a player who may not be marginally that much better than options the team would have had to cut anyway. How much would it really be? Who cares? A conditional sixth? An extra seventh? Anything would be better than simply cutting a quality player outright. It’s not likely to happen. These types of camp battles tend to sort themselves out on their own, but so far this dynamic group of nascent pass catchers have made life difficult for McCarthy and company to stack the depth chart. A deal like one with Allison could relieve the pressure while ramping up the competition for a starting spot, thus elevating the play of EQ, Kumerow, MVS et al even more and allowing the best players the opportunity to really shine.
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 But, in typical Bengals fashion, the team jumped out to a fast start but looked totally inept in the second half.After having a 27-6 lead, the Buccaneers tied it up at 34-34 with 1:10 left in the game. The Youth Alex Redmond Jersey Bengals actually marched down the field thanks to none other than A.J. Green and Randy Bullock came in for the 44-yard field goal.Andy Dalton had an amazing first two quarters, passing for two touchdowns and a rating of 129.6. Joe Mixon added another two touchdowns in a 100-yard half for the second-year running back.In the final two quarters, the Bengals only scored only 3 points, which came off of Bullock’s game-winning field goal.Nonetheless, the Bengals walked away with a 37-34 win over the Buccaneers. Both teams had been struggling to run the ball this season, but started off doing pretty well on the ground. Joe Mixon got out to a hot start with an 18-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. Even though Mixon would get 10 more yards on the drive, he would get stopped short on fourth-and-one at the Buccaneers’ 20-yard line. On the ensuing drive, the Buccaneers looked like they found a fix for their rushing woes as Peyton Barber took the ball six times and gained 27 yards. But despite getting near the red zone on each of the first two drives, neither team was able to score; the Bengals failed to convert on fourth down and Jameis Winston threw an interception to Shawn Williams in the end zone.But let’s just back up, the Bengals actually went for it on fourth down! It was just unfortunate that they didn’t convert, but, it’s nice to see Marvin Lewis being a bit aggressive. The offense succeeded on their second fourth down try of the afternoon, though. The Bengals got their offense going with a 32-yard pass from Andy Dalton to rookie tight end Jordan Franks. Yes, the practice squad tight end stepped up in a big way! Dalton found Tyler Boyd two plays later for 22 yards and set the Bengals up at the one-yard line. From there, Mixon scored an easy rushing touchdown, giving the Bengals a 7-0 lead after Randy Bullock’s extra point with 3:04 left in the opening quarter.On the next drive, the Buccaneers threatened to score off of the legs of Barber. But when Tamp Bay approached the red zone, Sam Hubbard deflected Winton’s pass, and the ball fell into the arms of Preston Brown for an all-locals interception.Dalton came out strong on the next drive and found four different receivers, with six completions in nine attempts with 51 yards. He found Boyd twice for 17 yards http://www.bengalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-bobby-hart-jersey , including a nine-yard touchdown with 10:04 left in the second quarter, turning the interception into points. Bullock’s extra point extended the Bengals lead to 14-0.After forcing a punt, Boyd and Mixon kept doing what they had been doing. The first play was a pass to Boyd for 19 yards, the second play was a 15-yard Mixon run, third play was a 26-yard Boyd catch, and the final play was an eight-yard rushing touchdown from Mixon. Needless to say, the duo was having a great half.With Bullock’s extra point, the Bengals were now leading 21-0 with 5:07 to go until halftime.The Buccaneers scored on the next drive, taking advantage of a personal foul from Hubbard. Winston went deep to DeSean Jackson, and William Jackson—who was in coverage—seemed to hold up at the end of the play and let the receiver trot into the end zone. Chandler Catanzaro missed the extra point, so the Buccaneers only scored six on the play, but still decreased the Bengals’ lead to 21-6 with 4:36 remaining in the quarter.Mixon would join Boyd in the 100 yard club before halftime on the following drive after breaking out a 43 yard run, the longest of his career. Clint Boling and Trey Hopkins did an excellent job of blocking out in front of him and Mixon made defenders miss all the way down to the 17-yard line. The Bengals followed that up with a toss from Dalton to the back corner of the end zone, allowing A.J. Green to “Moss” the defender and hold on to the ball for a touchdown. Only Green’s second catch of the day, the Bengals looked like they were in good shape to hold onto a halftime lead with 2:34 left in the quarter, 27-6 after Bullock’s missed extra point. The missed kick would end up becoming a huge factor in the game.Unfortunately, Boling was injured on the drive and lost for the rest of the game due to a back injury. Carl Lawson was also ruled out with a knee injury and was later confirmed to be out for the year with a torn ACL. With a little more than two minutes to play, Winston led a quick drive down to the red zone. The quarterback only completed five of 11 passes, but with his 52 passing yards was able to set up a 25-yard field goal from Catanzaro to give the Buccaneers an extra three points before halftime, but they still trailed 27-9.This was the seventh time this season the Bengals have allowed their opponent to score inside the final two minutes of the first half. The only time the Bengals have prevented this was in Week 3, but gave up a score with 2:47 to go in the half against the Panthers.Marvin Lewis would have had to be extremely happy about the turnaround his team showed the week after getting blown out by the Chiefs. Both Boyd and Mixon had more than 100 yards in the first half with three touchdowns between the two of them. Green only had two catches, but one of them was the spectacular touchdown at the end of the second quarter. Dalton was dealing in those first two quarters with 192 yards, two touchdowns Ryan Glasgow Jersey , and a rating of 129.6.The Buccaneers came out of the locker room rolling, and Winston overcame several penalties and a sack to get to the red zone. Wide receiver Adam Humphries had two catches for 31 yards on the drive, including a 16-yard pass initially ruled a touchdown, but was placed at the one-yard line after review. The Bengals couldn’t keep the Buccaneers out of the end zone, however, and Barber leapt across the goal line one play later. So after holding the Buccaneers to six points in the first 29:54, the visitors had scored twice in 5:48. The Bengals’ lead was slowly decreasing, now ahead only 27-16 with 9:18 left in the third quarter after Catanzaro’s extra point.Winston completely fell apart over the next several drives. The Bengals’ offense couldn’t get anything going, so they kept punting the ball away. But Winston overthrew his tight end Cameron Brate, and Bengals linebacker Jordan Evans came up with his first career interception. The Bengals punted on the next drive, but then Jessie Bates III picked off Winston and returned the ball 21 yards for a touchdown; it was the first pick six of his career. With 13:43 remaining in the fourth quarter, Bullock helped the Bengals increase their lead to 34-16.After throwing his fourth interception, the Buccaneers made a change at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick, former Bengal and internet sensation, came in for Winston after the pick-six. “Fitzmagic” completed all three of his passes for 33 yards and scrambled once for 18 yards, making him the teams’ second-leading rusher after only one carry. His scramble fell short of the chains, but set up a 38-yard field goal with 12:54 remaining in the game. Now the Buccaneers were only down by two touchdowns, trailing the Bengals 34-18.The Bengals offensive silence continued, and they followed up the field goal with their third straight three-and-out. Fitzpatrick looked magical on the next drive after floating a 72-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans. With the extra point, the Buccaneers were only down eight points with 9:57 left to go in the game. Even though the Bengals had exploded in the first half, the offense had scored no points in the second and had let the Buccaneers creep back into the game with a score of 34-26. What happened to the first half offense?!Just as the Buccaneers looked like they could take the lead, the Bengals’ offense finally came alive when they needed to the most. After four straight three-and-outs netting 14 yards, the Bengals dialed up the heat and moved the ball to plus territory for the first time in two quarters. The drive ended up netting 31 yards Authentic Jordan Evans Jersey , but ended in a punt. Backed up at the Buccaneers’ own 12-yard line, Fitzpatrick had to drive the length of the field and score a two-point conversion with only 3:08 left in the game and no timeouts.It only took Fitzmagic 36 seconds to reach the Bengals’ side of the field. At the two-minute warning, the Bucs were at the Bengals’ 18-yard line and the “Amish Rifle” was 4-of-6 with 43 yards on the drive at the break. The Bengals forced a fourth-and-three, but Fitzpatrick hit tight end O.J. Howard running a seam to the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown. The Buccaneers went for two in order to tie it, and Fitz truly made magic. First, the Buccaneers quarterback dodged a sack from Hubbard, then unleashed a rocket through a tight window to Chris Godwin for two points. The score was now tied at 34 and the Bengals were really wishing they had that extra point that Bullock had missed earlier.Dalton got the ball back with 1:10 to go in the game and two timeouts. Dalton found Green twice in a row for 34 total yards to set up the Bengals at the 25-yard line to make an easy field goal opportunity for Bullock. The 44-yard attempt was good as time expired, and the Bengals escaped a close call to win, 37-34.The Bengals take the win into their bye week as they get ready to challenge for first place in the division. Marvin Lewis made the decision to part ways with Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.Now, Lewis will take on the responsibility of fixing this defense while there’s still plenty of games left to be played for season.Lewis is taking over the defensive play-calling duties and will run the defense going forward.“I appreciate the hard work that Coach Austin has put into our football team, but I felt it best to make a change at this point in time, and I wish him the best,” Lewis said on Monday after the move was made official. “I will be coordinating the defense from here on out and I am excited to do that. This football team has a real chance to get back to playing winning football so we can compete for the playoffs, and that is our sole focus.”Before being the Bengals’ head coach for the last 16 years, Lewis was the defensive coordinator for the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, regarded as one of the best defenses of all time. If anyone can fix this defense that’s currently on staff, it’s probably him.The question will be if Lewis can manage the responsibilities of being the head coach and running the defense. That’s a lot of balls to juggle, but he apparently feels he’s the best man for the job. And give Lewis’ credit: He’s on the hot seat if the Bengals struggle down the stretch, so this gives him the best chance of deciding his own fate. We will update this story if any more details become available.
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Vontaze Burfict $112 http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/cooper-kupp-jersey ,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday.The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who has been fined 11 times for more than $315,000 during his seven-year NFL career, was suspended for four games to begin this season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.Burfict was fined for a helmet hit to Brown; he previously served a three-game suspension for a hit on Brown during the 2016 playoffs.His other fine, announced Saturday, came for a high hit on Conner.There were calls for Burfict to be suspended as a repeat offender, but instead he was handed his biggest one-time fines.Also fined:—Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd, $30,080 for two incidents: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness and $20 Jared Goff Jersey Elite ,054 for a hit on QB Brock Osweiler.—Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon, $26,739 for unnecessary roughness.—Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald $26,739 for unnecessary roughness.—Broncos safety Darian Stewart, $26,739 for a horse-collar tackle.—Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett, $20,054 for a hit on quarterback Eli Manning.—Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.—Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/jared-goff-jersey , $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.—Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.—Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, $10,026 for taunting. The Rams' high-powered offense took a couple of big hits.Los Angeles' leading receivers, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, were both lost to concussions late in the first half as the Rams turned to Robert Woods and a cast of lesser-known characters to beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-31 on Sunday.Cooks was hit hard by Tedric Thompson as he came across the field. Most of the hit was with Thompson's shoulder, but there was some helmet-to-helmet impact and Cooks appeared to be immediately knocked out. He eventually jogged off the field on his own but was ruled out early in the second half.Kupp was also lost with a concussion, although it wasn't immediately clear when he got hurt. Kupp was in on a desperation throw into the end zone on the final play of the first half Authentic Brandin Cooks Jersey , but didn't rejoin his teammates to start the third quarter.The Jacksonville Jaguars, meanwhile, suffered injuries that will test their depth on the offensive line and at running back.The Jaguars lost left tackle Cam Robinson for the season last month with a knee injury , and left tackle Josh Wells left Sunday's loss in Kansas City with an injured groin in the first half. Running back Leonard Fournette missed the game with a hamstring injury that has limited him this season, and Corey Grant hurt a foot and also left in the first half.Luckily, cornerback Jalen Ramsey returned after taking a knee to the helmet on the opening series.Kansas City lost four defensive players to injuries in the first half against Jacksonville with linebackers Justin Houston (hamstring) and Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle) and free safeties Armani Watts (groin) and Eric Murray (lower leg) not returning.The Chiefs' most significant injury might have come in the final minutes, when right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif left with a broken left leg.Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan left his second game this season with an injury in the Titans' 13-12 loss in Buffalo. Lewan hurt a foot in the second quarter and was replaced by Tyler Marz. In Cincinnati, Miami left tackle Laremy Tunsil left with a concussion during the Bengals' fourth-quarter comeback.Jets cornerback Buster Skrine started for Trumaine Johnson, sidelined with a strained quadriceps. But Skrine left in the first quarter with a head injury and did not return. Denver finished the 34-16 loss to the Jets without cornerback Adam Jones, who was ruled out in the second half after hurting a leg.Cleveland wide receiver Rashard Higgins will have an MRI on Monday for a knee injury in the Browns' overtime victory over Baltimore. Higgins had three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt.Detroit running back Kerryon Johnson ran for 70 yards on 12 carries before appearing to hurt his right ankle Brandin Cooks Jersey Elite , and he left in the fourth quarter. Lions cornerback Teez Tabor (groin) and cornerback Jamal Agnew (knee) also left their 31-23 over Green Bay. Packers linebacker Nick Perry hurt an ankle, and cornerback Kevin King hurt his chin.Giants right tackle Chad Wheeler did not return after hurting his hand in the fourth quarter of New York's 33-31 loss to Carolina. Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess returned to the game after being evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Giants defensive back Michael Thomas. Panthers center Ryan Kalil did not return after being shaken up late in the fourth quarter, with Tyler Larsen finishing the game.The San Francisco 49ers, already reeling from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending knee injury, lost running back Matt Breida to an injured ankle in their 28-16 loss to Arizona. Breida entered fourth in the league in rushing with 313 yards and had eight carries for 56 yards, along with a TD catch, before he was hurt. Center Weston Richburg injured a knee and left in the second half.The Cardinals' first victory of the season came with a price as two offensive linemen were hurt. Mike Iupati left with a shoulder injury and Andre Smith injured a hamstring.In the Vikings' 23-21 road victory over the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, left tackle Riley Reiff exited with a foot injury for Minnesota. Eagles safety Corey Graham left with a hamstring injury.In the Texans' 19-16 overtime victory over the Cowboys, Houston cornerback Kayvon Webster left the game in the first quarter with a quadriceps injury and didn't return.
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Each practice day Eric Fisher Jersey , the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs travel to New England to face the Patriots on Sunday Night Football.Here is the Chiefs’ first official injury report of the week:PatriotsSome notesAs expected, four Chiefs—Eric Berry, Justin Houston, Tanoh Kpassagnon and Eric Murray—did not practice to start the week. Dee Ford (groin/hand) and Sammy Watkins (hamstring), who were questionable headed into last week’s game against the Jaguars, were full participants.As noted by Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, wide receiver Marcus Kemp is working as the Chiefs’ emergency fourth safety with Armani Watts headed for surgery and Murray not practicing. This is not ideal. Ron Parker, Jordan Lucas and newcomer Josh Shaw are your actual safeties at the moment.Andy Reid said that outside linebacker Justin Houston is “a stretch” to play in New England this weekend, while he thinks there’s a “chance” for OLB Tanoh Kpassagnon.Nine Patriots were limited on Wednesday. The chorus of "The Storm Is Over" by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding his superstar teammate.Brown heard the song and laughed. Then the All-Pro wide receiver stepped in front of his stall and turned to face the cameras. The music stopped. The smile faded. In its place? A mix of frustration, defiance and — he insists — remorse.Yes, he's upset the Steelers are winless through two games. Yes, he probably shouldn't have responded to criticism on social media from a former team employee by suggesting the team trade him if it wants to find out how productive he can be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.No, he doesn't actually want to get out of Pittsburgh. No Cheap Mitch Morse Jersey , he doesn't have an issue with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner. And as for his demeanor during a 42-37 loss to Kansas City last Sunday? Sorry, but he's never going to apologize for letting his emotions bubble over when things aren't going well."We haven't won a game yet," Brown said. "For me, as a Steeler, that's unacceptable. I'm not on the sideline begging for the ball, or making statements like you guys make. I'm pissed off. We're losing. We suck."Pittsburgh (0-1-1) is off to its worst start in five years heading into Monday night's visit to Tampa Bay. That's the problem, Brown insisted. His visible anger — he was caught slouching off the field following a late touchdown drive by Roethlisberger against the Chiefs and shouting at Fichtner on the sideline — is a direct result of the team's record. And that's all."Our business is winning," Brown said. "We're not winning. And when we don't win, I'm pissed off because I take it serious. A lot of time goes into this. A lot of hard work and effort."Brown finished with nine receptions for 67 yards and is tied for the team lead with 18 catches through two games. He's on pace for another statistically remarkable season. Yet the six-time Pro Bowler stressed he is far less concerned about his numbers than helping the Steelers get it together."I'm in the spotlight so you guys going to always put me under the microscope, but I'm a (passionate) individual," Brown said. "I can't fake the way I feel. I can't hide the way I feel. If it wasn't important to me, I'd just say it don't matter. But I'm not that type of guy who's just around here cashing checks and don't care. This means something to me."An approach his teammates and coaches understand, which is why Fichtner wasn't bothered when cameras caught Brown shouting in Fichtner's direction on the sideline late in the fourth quarter against the Chiefs."I've known AB a long time and to be honest, I didn't think about it like (people would think we were arguing) until later Womens Eric Murray Jersey ," Fichtner said. "But I want him to be passionate and I want his communication."Brown, however, isn't always in the mood to share his thoughts. When Pittsburgh's late rally fell short, Brown skipped out of the postgame locker room before the media entered. He then missed mandatory meetings on Monday for what he described as personal reasons. He said he informed coach Mike Tomlin that he wouldn't be into work, and the two had what Tomlin called a lengthy meeting on Tuesday to discuss the matter.While Brown didn't make it to the team facility on Monday, he did find time to tweet "trade me lets find out" after a former Steelers employee suggested Brown should be thankful he has the chance to play with Roethlisberger. No one took Brown's post seriously, particularly not Brown.Still, he understands taking to social media to vent might not be the best course of action going forward."Obviously it was a stupid remark online (by me)," Brown said. "I've just got to stay away from online with the distractions and letting people getting me out of my character."The Steelers disciplined Brown for undisclosed reasons, but Brown indicated he will jog onto the field with the rest of the starters in Tampa Bay. He'll also try to stop adding to a steady stream of off-the-field issues that have consistently popped up for the two-time defending AFC North champions."I can't respond to people that's saying crazy stuff," Brown said. "I've got to do a more important job, to be focused on what's important and what's important now is for us to win."
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The Green Bay Packers are practicing in front of the public again on Monday http://www.packersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-muhammad-wilkerson-jersey , taking the field as they prepare for Friday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. The big story this weekend is the return of outside linebacker Nick Perry, who was cleared to practice and removed from the PUP list on Sunday in time for a closed practice. Today will be his first practice in front of fans since last year's training camp, as he missed the entire offseason program following ankle surgery.This should be great news for a Packers defense that has struggled to find a second consistent backup at the position this summer. Reggie Gilbert looks like a solid rotational player through two preseason games, but the team's other backups have yet to display consistency or significant success through most of camp.Meanwhile, Packers fans will hope to see a few players who suffered injuries last Thursday against the Steelers back on the field. That group includes starting running back Jamaal Williams and right guard Justin McCray, as well as wide receiver Jake Kumerow, who appears to be leading the battle for a roster spot and the WR4 job.Follow along with practice and discuss in the comments below.Practice Updates from Packers MediaTweets from https://twitter.com/TexWestern/lists/packers-newsPackers promote CB Tony Brown to active roster Cheap Clay Matthews Jersey , place Wilkerson on IR On Saturday, the Green Bay Packers have officially placed defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson on IR, ending his season. In a corresponding move, the vacated roster spot will be filled by cornerback Tony Brown, who was elevated from the practice squad today. Brown, an undrafted rookie, spent the summer with the Los Angeles Chargers before being waived and signed to the Packers practice squad earlier this month. The 6-foot Mason Crosby Jersey , 198-pound defensive back is an elite athlete, as evidenced by his collegiate track and field success. Coming out of Alabama, Brown projected as a nickel or hybrid corner who could be utilized in run support, with the added bonus of special teams experience. He’s a willing tackler with 4.35 speed, making him an intriguing prospect for defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Filling Brown’s spot on the practice squad will be defensive lineman Deon Simon, a journeyman nose tackle who has spent time with the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.
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After an awful performance against the Carolina Panthers in which the defense allowed 230 yards rushing http://www.bengalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-tyler-eifert-jersey , the Cincinnati Bengals were much improved in this area against the Atlanta Falcons. The Bengals allowed 92 yards rushing, 26 of which came on the first drive. Preston Brown returned to the lineup at linebacker for the Bengals which certainly helped, but Geno Atkins and Andrew Billings really upped their game from their respective defensive tackle positions.On the play below, the Falcons are running a zone play to the right with right guard Brandon Fusco blocking Atkins, and Atkins is having none of it. Fusco gets no movement on Atkins who hold his ground in the B gap outside of the guard. As running back Tevin Coleman cuts into the A gap inside of the guard, Atkins quickly sheds Fusco and makes the tackle for a short gain. The Falcons are running zone to the right once again here with Fusco and center Alex Mack working a combo block. On this block, both will engage with Billings and based on how the defensive players move after the snap, one of them will stay on Billing and the other will work up Brown. The pair is initially able to push Billings back about a half of a yard, but as Mack releases for Brown Preston Brown Jersey , Billings makes short work of Fusco and grabs Coleman’s jersey, bringing him down with one hand.The Falcons are running zone to the left here, and Billings is lined up in the A gap to the offense’s right. Mack gives Billings a quick shot on his way up to the linebacker, and Fusco attempts to reach him. Billings holds his gap and does not allow himself to be reached. With Mack at the second level, Billings is essentially playing both A gaps. As Bengals defensive lineman Sam Hubbard (who is lined up as a defensive tackle on this play) defeats his block and shows in the B gap, Coleman cuts back, and Billings swallows him up.This time the Falcons attempt to reach Atkins on the front side of the outside zone. On the snap, he pushes the right guard two yards into the backfield. As running back Ito Smith approaches, Atkins shows color in the B gap and forces Smith to cut back drastically.In this clip Authentic Cordy Glenn Jersey , the Falcons are running zone to the right. Atkins is lined up on the backside and left tackle Jake Matthews attempts to get his head across Atkins’ body and cut him. Atkins dips his outside shoulder to prevent Matthews from crossing his body and tackles Coleman for a loss.The return of Brown certainly helped the Bengals run defense and the coming return of Vontaze Burfict will benefit the defense as well, but they also got improved play from the interior defensive line. 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