Monthly Archives: March 2017

Rahim Moore injury: Broncos place safety on IR with designation to return

The Denver Broncos have suffered a casualty in the secondary. Denver has placed safety Rahim Moore on injured reserve with a designation to return, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. Moore would be able to return to the lineup if the Broncos made it to the AFC Conference Championship game.

Denver signed Michael Huff to replace Moore in the lineup on Tuesday. Moore underwent surgery on his leg on Monday to stop bleeding in a muscle. The time of his recovery is unclear but he will be out until the first two rounds of the playoffs, at least.

The Broncos will face the New England Patriots on Sunday and will look to expand their lead in the AFC West. It is unclear if Huff will play in Week 12, but the Broncos do have Omar Bolden and David Bruton on the roster. Denver is also dealing with a concussion to wide receiver Wes Welker.

Buffalo Bills – Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Buffalo: The Bills’ defense has taken a big step forward in 2017, and the pieces are in place for the unit to continue to Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys improve in the coming years. Buffalo could have a chance to add yet another dynamic talent to its front seven in the 2017 NFL Draft, though. Khalil Mack of Buffalo is a strong bet to wind up in the top 10, and there may not be a better fit than the NFL team which resides in the same city as his college team. Mack would complement Bills standout rookie Kiko Alonso nicely.

St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) – Jake Matthews, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M: Jake Matthews would be a gift for the St. Louis Rams if available with the No. 6 pick. Matthews is in a tier of his own at offensive tackle, demonstrating the ability to play left and right tackle without losing much in the way of technique. He’s even developed quite the mean streak as a senior. He should step in and be a quality NFL Cheap Dolphins Jerseys starter from day one.

Seahawks open to pitches for Richard Sherman but move unlikely, says Pete Carroll

The Seattle Seahawks have fielded trade offers for Richard Sherman but aren’t expected to move the Pro Bowl cornerback, coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.

“You’re either competing or you’re not. And so we’ve always had to be open for everything, every suggestion that comes along,” Carroll said. “There have been some teams that have called, and so we’ve talked about it. But he’s extremely important to our football team.

He played only one game in 2014 before being placed on the commissioner’s exempt list following a domestic violence incident in North Carolina in May 2014. Hardy was convicted on charges of domestic violence in a bench trial by a judge. After an appeal, the case was thrown out in February 2015 when the accuser stopped cooperating with authorities.

Learned the extremes that Michael & Kobe were willing to go from arguably the greatest trainer of all time from Tim Grover. Watched a proud, high-powered All-Star (Adrian Peterson) train like a rookie trying to make a team. Most of all, witnessed a young 22 yr old quarterback lead a group of NFL vets like a 5-star general.

Whitfield also posted a photo of himself, with Winston, Peterson, DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans, along with James Harden after Tuesday night’s Houston Rockets game.

When Koetter was asked by reporters about the photo at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday, he laughed for several seconds before responding, admitting that the photo caught him off-guard.

“I’ve seen Adrian Peterson many times — one of the best running backs to ever New Vikings Jerseys Cheap play,” Koetter said. Then, after a long pause, he added, “I’m anxious to talk to Jameis and ask him about how his workouts went.”

Percy Harvin injury: Seahawks WR will join team practice next week

Christmas came early to columnists and other officially sanctioned dispensers of hot takes when the wheels fell off the 49ers offense.

49ers fans won’t want to hear this, but I think Kaepernick’s passing mechanics are flawed by the pistol-read-option stuff. It’s his feet

There was also this from Prisco, posted in the wake of the 2011 NFL Draft:

Questionable move: Passing on Blaine Gabbert and then trading up to get Colin Kaepernick. They will now be linked together in 49ers draft history.
D’oh. Losing Michael Crabtree might also have something to do with Kaepernick’s struggles. There’s no doubt that the second-year quarterback needs to make some adjustments to be a better player, but the 49ers offense is struggling right now for reasons beyond the quarterback.

The Seattle Seahawks still haven’t had any contributions from wide receiver Percy Harvin since trading for him during the offseason, but he might join the team on the field soon. Head coach Pete Carroll said on Friday that he expects Harvin to join the team at practice next week.

Harvin, 25, suffered a hip injury during the offseason that required surgery to repair and has remained on the physically unable to perform list for the entire 2017 season, although he’s eligible to be added to the active roster at any time.

The Seahawks traded with the Minnesota Vikings for Harvin in March for a first-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft that was used to select cornerback Xavier Rhodes, as well as two picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In four seasons with the Vikings, Harvin accumulated 280 receptions for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns, as well as 683 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground. He also tallied 3,183 kick return yards and five return touchdowns.

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Do you believe in the magic of Jason Campbell?

The NFL is honoring the service of men and women in the Armed Forces on Veterans Day weekend as end zones around the league carried messages of gratitude and teams wore camouflage-colored patches and towels.

Sunday Night Football went one step further as the color guard was on the field for a flag ceremony while the national anthem was sung.

Fans in attendance were given red, white and blue sheets of paper that spelled out “Thank you veterans,” and also displayed the United States flag in the center section of the stadium.

The Half-Season of Living Dangerously caught up to the Colts, as the Indianapolis OL allowed a full-on pass rush assault that not even Andrew Luck could evade. It was a “burn the tape and come back next week” kind of game, but it served as a stark reminder that the real motivation behind Indy’s trade for Trent Richardson was to keep the pass rush from killing Luck. It, um … it ain’t working. You never want to overreact after one ugly game, but the question of how far you can go with five above-average players (Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Robert Mathis and Vontae Davis, with a half-credit apiece for Cory Redding and LaRon Landry) has to be keeping the Colts’ brain trust up at night.

Do you believe in the magic of Jason Campbell? Yeah, I don’t either, but he’s done more to justify his presence in the NFL in two games than Brandon Weeden has in 20. His check Packers Cheap Jerseys down-heavy approach may not play to the strengths of Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, but he moves the chains and doesn’t cut Really Cheap Jerseys his own team’s throat with turnovers. In a league with vanishingly few good teams, that’s enough to put you squarely in the middle of the pack.

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Hockey can’t help but benefit from that, but the NHL has to be there to showcase its product more than just pre-. That require it to send players there for the 2022 Olympics, which could be good news for those still holding out for 2018 Pyeongchang. If the International Olympic Committee draws a line the sand and says no Beijing without Pyeongchang, that could be enough to prompt the NHL to rethink its position.

Zhou, meanwhile, keep pushing. He has had a number of meetings with both Daly and commissioner Gary Bettman and the two of them held a breakfast meeting New York Giants Cheap Jerseys during the all- festivities to discuss business opportunities. And if the NHL is looking to maximize revenues, it could do worse than turn its efforts to a country with 1 billion people. Or as Robitaille said: With people like that wanting to push the development of the game with us, it’s absolutely phenomenal.

Top defensive grades: Seahawks’ safeties once again lead the defense The Seahawks have had one of the most talented defenses the NFL for years now, but the driving force behind their success has been the play of their safeties. Kam Chancellor often operates as the hammer on run plays, and he collected two run stops and a 97 run-defense grade. The Seahawks no doubt miss the play of their all-world free safety, but his replacement, Steven, had a good game against the 49ers, as he only allowed one catch for 13 yards and added one defensive stop.

Jeremy was targeted three times, but only allowed one catch for 8 yards and broke up another pass. Quarterback grade: Kaepernick accurate short, but can’t get enough done loss Colin Kaepernick’s future is uncertain San, while his head coach’s is not, as Chip was fired shortly after the game. Kaepernick was efficient against the Seahawks, but most of his success came on short passes. Kaepernick NFL Jerseys Free Shipping only completed three of six passes that were targeted beyond 9 yards downfield. He had two passes dropped and didn’t handle the blitz well as he was sacked twice on four blitzes.

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Pandemonium hit Wrigleyville last year after the Cubs finally struck down demons associated with “the Billy Goat Curse” and won the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Now, the Cubs are left with nothing. Just kidding, they essentially have the same young, talented team as last year. Guys like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez remain the catalysts, but catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Addison Russell could be in for big seasons as well.

The rotation is the best in MLB. Led by Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks, who came out of nowhere to contend for the NL CY Young last season, headline a group solidified by depth.

Despite the subtractions and pending moves, Baseball Prospectus actually doesn’t expect the Sox to finish last in the AL Central. That honor belongs to the Royals, per BP. (We respectfully disagree and see the White Sox struggling to reach 70 wins this season.)

The White Sox begin the 2017 schedule on baseball’s opening day April 3 against the Tigers in the first game at the rebranded Guaranteed Rate Field. Following a three-game series against the Tigers, Chicago hosts the Twins for a three-game set beginning April 7. The White Sox then spend Cheap Kids Football Jerseys 19 of their next 25 games on the road. Ouch.

The Mets are scheduled to begin the season with a three-game series starting April 3 at home against the Braves.

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Making the playoffs for the third time in franchise history is just the first step for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

There’s much more serious work ahead for Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys coach John Tortorella and his team in the next few weeks: making a run at the Stanley Cup.

Lukas Sedlak and Brandon Dubinsky scored on penalty shots and the Blue Jackets returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2014 with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

There was some laughter heard outside the Blue Jackets’ locker room before it opened and Tortorella said he wanted his players to enjoy the night. Then it’s back to work.

“It gives us an opportunity to talk about it,” Tortorella said of clinching. “We are in. To me, it’s the start of a road. You work that hard throughout the year, the amount of games you have to play; it gives you an opportunity to start your journey that you want to be on.”

The Cowboys are still alone leading the division, even if it is with a .500 record. Yet that is a slender thread to hang onto to hope to get into the postseason. They do have some games coming up that they should be able to win, but they also have at least one, against the New Orleans Saints, that Rg3 Cheap Jerseys looks to be a near certain loss now (and will likely drop them back to .500).

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Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has officially appealed his two-game suspension, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. Meriweather was suspended by the NFL for repeated illegal blows, namely those falling under the designation as hits to the head.

The two specific hit of (recent) note were on Chicago Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Meriweather was flagged for personal fouls on both hits. It’s not the first time he’s been in trouble this season, as he earned a whopping $42,000 fine earlier in the season for leading with his helmet on a hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

Lacy sustained a concussion as a result of the hit. The NFL has been taking these kinds of things (hits to the head) more and more seriously, though the officials have struggled to properly enforce the helmet-to-helmet rules over the past couple seasons. Meriweather may have a case based on that, but the hits seemed like they were called the right way.

The date of the hearing is not known, but it makes sense that Meriweather would request an expedited process so as to try and be active for the team’s next game.

The cost of the franchise tag was too steep for the Broncos, who were forced to cut Dumervil. The pass rusher signed with the Ravens soon after his release and dropped Magid as his agent. Magid does have the right to appeal the suspension and fine, according to the report. The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys Regulation and Discipline (CARD) believes that Magid’s actions negatively affected his former client.

Here is an expert from the press release:

After investigation, CARD determined that the negligence of Magid, former certified contractor advisor for Elvis Dumervil, contributed to the events that led to the Denver Broncos’ release of Dumervil in March 2013. CARD has imposed a six month suspension of Magid’s certification as an NFLPA contract advisor Really Cheap Jerseys and a $25,000 fine.

Yadier Molina blasts MLB over security for families at WBC

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina blasted Major League Baseball’s security arrangements for the families of players at the World Baseball Classic in Mexico.

“MLB,,, its a shame that you are more interested in making money and not in the security of our family,” Molina said via his Instagram account. “Its a shame that the players have to be worried about the safety of our family when you were supposed to have security for them,, Horrible organization for the this event, no security for the players family,,, its a shame MLB.”

The 16 teams are split into four pools of four teams each, playing first-round games in Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan, Jalisco, Mexico and Miami, Fla. The first round is a round robin format, with the top two teams from each pool advancing.

The second round features two pools in Tokyo and San Diego, the latter at Petco Park. The second round is also a round robin format, with the top two teams from each pool advancing.

The final four teams will battle in the semifinals and finals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, with the championship game scheduled for Wednesday, March 22.

This is the fourth WBC, with the Dominican Republic hoping for a repeat of its undefeated championship run in 2013. Japan won the first two World Baseball Classics, in 2006 and 2009.

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Marshall has yet to make the playoffs in his career.

Last season wasn’t all that bad for Marshall, especially considering the shoddy play not only at quarterback but at virtually every position on the Jets’ entire offense. Marshall ended the year with 59 catches, 788 yards and three touchdowns. And even though he’ll be 33 in late March, the veteran can still play.

Already the first receiver in NFL history to record 1,000-yard seasons with four different teams, Marshall will now look to do so with his fifth NFL club. Marshall set single-season franchise records in Chicago and New York, and even as a veteran could potentially look to break even more records in the upcoming season.

The Giants made it to the postseason after an 11-5 finish in 2016, but lost in the Wild Card round to the Green Bay Packers. The offense struggled, and Beckham finished the game with just four catches for 28 yards. Marshall’s presence could have made a difference, and he’d like to have the opportunity to make an impact in the postseason.

“I’m tired of watching the playoffs on my couch,” Marshall said, via Martin.

However, Marshall has yet to make the playoffs in his career.

He’ll have a good shot of doing that with his new team in 2017. With the strength of the defense and the addition of Marshall, the Giants are in a better position to make it back to the playoffs next season.

His ascension made the veteran passer an expensive insurance policy — one that didn’t make sense for the team to keep. Cutting Romo brings huge savings for the Cowboys. He was set to count $24.7 million against the team’s salary cap, the highest cost of any player in the NFL. While he’ll still cost the team $19.6 million in dead money, that’s $5.1 of savings next fall and $20 million for 2018.

Now, he’s free to join another team for the first time in his NFL career.7