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Former LB DeAndre Levy Jersey testifies Lions implored him not to talk about brain injuries

Former Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy told a congressional subcommittee Friday that the team tried to stifle him from publicly discussing the issue of brain injuries in football.

The Lions deny Levy’s claims.

Game Mens Brandon Finnegan Jersey Levy said that after the Detroit Free Press published a letter he wrote, titled Scary that I may have CTE, in March 2016, the Lions implored him to say no more.

The moment I said anything about it, I had two calls telling me that I shouldn’t talk about it, Levy told the subcommittee, per the Free Press. I wrote the paper and I was told not to talk about it the first day that it was out and I’m just like, it could have been just because locker room culture is nobody wants to talk about anything other than football, but it didn’t sit well with me when I’m talking about a brain injury.

The TV partners flushed players’ historic social justice protests down the memory hole in Week 6.

Protests? What protests?

There were virtually no live shots of NFL players sitting, kneeling or standing Sunday during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, much less footage of fans booing players.

Instead, CBS, Fox and NBC chose to stay in commercial breaks during the pregame presentation of the flag and anthem. Once they returned from commercial, network play-by-play announcers and analysts paid little or no attention to what players did on the field.

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Facing Deshaun Watson Jersey: a brutal reminder of Browns’ latest NFL Draft whiff

I have a few questions for Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta, the Cleveland Browns’ alleged football brain trust. What in the world were you thinking when you passed twice on Deshaun Watson (at No. 1 and No. 12) in the 2017 NFL Draft?

How about the year prior, when you traded out of the No. 2 spot in which you could have selected Carson Wentz?

Have you ever heard the term franchise quarterback?

Paul Konerko Womens Jersey In case the Browns are oblivious to how sensational Watson has played over the past two weeks, they will see him in person when winless Cleveland plays in Houston on Sunday. And the passionate Browns fan base likely will be seething after another loss as they think about the bad decisions to pass on Watson and Wentz.

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After LeGarrette Blount was stopped a yard short on third-and-3 from the 5, Wentz picked up the first down on fourth-and-1 with a quarterback sneak. That set up a 1-yard pass to tight end Zach Ertz to tie things at 10-10.

After violating the league’s substance abuse policy Snead was suspended in September, but says he has learned from his mistakes and is ready to move forward.

It’s been a learning experience, he said. This is something I’ve never been through. So I’m just trying to take it day by day, keeping my family close, keeping my faith strong.

Hunter Henry Jersey is having what can only be described as an odd start to his second professional season.

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The 2016 second-rounder has gone without a target in two of his five games but has been targeted seven-plus times in two others. Henry has scored in back-to-back games, which is nice, but his inconsistent usage in the passing game makes him an extremely risky fantasy play. One reason for optimism that Henry’s career could be turning a corner is the fact that he ran more routes than Antonio Gates on Sunday. It’s only the second time in his career in which that has been the case, and the other was when Gates was returning from a two-game absence in Week 5 last season. Ignoring those two games, Henry set career highs in snaps and pass routes on Sunday. He should, at least, be on benches, and he could be on the verge of rejoining the TE1 discussion.

The Cowboys have a few key players who they hope can either play through minor issues — like offensive tackle Tyron Smith’s back tightness — or get over strains, like linebacker Sean Lee, who missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. By resting Lee for two games with a bye in Week 6, the Cowboys believe that should be enough time for their weakside linebacker to heal. Without Lee, the defense has given up 63 points and allowed two 100-yard rushers over the past two weeks. In the five games Lee has not played since 2015, the Cowboys have allowed three 100-yard rushers. For the defense to do its part, it desperately needs Lee. Note: The Cowboys have allowed 70 points in the past two games, but one touchdown came on a pick-six. — Todd Archer

I’m breaking my 20 percent ownership guide because I am all in on Seferian-Jenkins, not just as a weekly substitute but as a steady option moving forward. Since returning from a league-imposed suspension, Seferian-Jenkins is seventh among tight ends in targets, fourth in receptions and is catching more than 83 percent of his opportunities. He’s rostered in about a third of ESPN.com leagues, and with the Jets not having a clear star wide receiver, the opportunity for Seferian-Jenkins to finish as a top-10 option for the season definitely exists.
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Myles Garrett Jersey sacks Josh McCown Jersey on first NFL snap

Myles Garrett wasted no time having an impact in his first NFL game.

The Browns rookie defensive end sacked Jets quarterback Josh McCown on his first play from scrimmage in Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Jets were facing a third-and-5 from their own 31-yard line on the opening series when Garrett blew past Jets guard James Carpenter and dropped the veteran quarterback.

Following the Jets’ opening three-and-out, the Browns also punted after three plays to put Garrett and the Cleveland defense back on the field.

Garrett got another sack late in the second quarter, but the Jets held a 3-0 halftime lead thanks to Chandler Catanzaro’s 57-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

Authentic Mens Doug Baldwin Jersey Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions, hamstring: Questionable, then inactive for last week’s game, Golladay has remained sidelined in practice all of this week. The Lions made it easy for fantasy owners this week and ruled him out in advance of Sunday’s game.
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Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans, hamstring: Davis has not played since Week 2 and remains out again this week with a hamstring injury.

Andrew Luck, QB, right shoulder and Jack Doyle, TE, concussion/neck, Indianapolis Colts: Luck is back in practice! But at least a couple of weeks likely remain before he returns to competition. Doyle was placed in the concussion protocol postgame, but is also listed with a neck injury. After limited work Wednesday and Thursday, Doyle was out of practice Friday and was subsequently declared out for this week’s game.

Mike Tomlin Jersey, Ben Roethlisberger Jersey take issue with Antonio Brown’s Gatorade toss

The Steelers won pretty handily Sunday against the Ravens, but the win didn’t come without drama.

Elite Kids Matt Moore Jersey Receiver Antonio Brown threw a bit of a tantrum on the sideline when he tossed a Gatorade cooler and proceeded to yell at offensive coordinator Todd Haley. He also appeared to be upset at Ben Roethlisberger after the QB missed Brown on a play in which the receiver was wide open, a third-and-2, which resulted in the team having to punt.

On Tuesday, Big Ben spoke to 93.7 The Fan about the incident, and he made it pretty clear he doesn’t want to see that kind of thing from Brown again.

I don’t know [if] he needs to react that way. He’s superhuman on the football field, and when that happens it almost brings him back to being a mere mortal, if you will. Because it gets in his head and it just messes with all of us a little bit, Roethlisberger said. I’m not trying to call AB out. I just think this is causing a distraction that none of us really need.

The quarterback clearly doesn’t have a problem with Brown himself. He was praising the receiver in the interview, saying, AB is the best receiver in the world, maybe one of the best to ever play the game. I’d like to think him and I together may be one of the best quarterback-wide receiver combos to ever play the game.
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The former 18th overall pick completed 31 of 49 passes for 235 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions Sunday in Baltimore’s 26-9 loss to the Steelers, but just one start before he had career-worst numbers against Jacksonville.

Chargers vs. Dolphins: Philip Rivers Jersey yells ‘I was gonna goose you’ at center

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Late in the first quarter of the Chargers’ game against the Dolphins, the LA team was faced with a fourth-and-1.

The offense lined up, apparently in an attempt to draw Miami offside. But Philip Rivers saw something with the defense and felt he could get a first down on the play by audibling to a QB sneak. To inform his center of this, he yelled, “I’m going to goose you!” An on-field microphone caught the audio.

The funny exchange (to us) was actually a pretty serious moment for Rivers. There was no defensive lineman in the way of a QB sneak, which Rivers confirmed by later saying directly to his center what he planned to do.

Unfortunately for the Chargers, the center wasn’t paying attention and didn’t snap the ball, causing the play clock to run out.

Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans defensive end: “The guys wanted to do something. At first we weren’t going to do anything. Previously we’ve seen all the guys doing it since last season and we [were] like, we don’t want to get involved with that. But after listening to him talk the other night, a lot of guys came up, like, man, we need to do something as a team, so we decided to do that.” Clowney and the Texans stood and linked arms.

Brandon Brooks Authentic Jersey Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions tight end: “I’m for my teammates. I’m united with my teammates. But I do not stand for disrespect so what I was not going to do was unite to make it seem like it was OK. Because it’s not. It’s not OK for what [Trump] said.” Ebron was the only Lions player to not link arms.

Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver: “We’re a brotherhood, we love each other, we don’t care what the appearance is of one another. We just want to go fight for each other and we want to show that, hey, we’re in this together. We love this country and we want it to be the country that it’s been.” Thielen linked arms with other Vikings players.

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I love that his players love him, I love that he loves Hawaiian shirts, and I love how he tweaks the game. He and Bill Belichick are perhaps the only two NFL head coaches who you can count on to truly innovate a game plan rather than simply iterate on a few guiding principles. Every week, they’ll do something that no other NFL team is doing, and it’ll work. And unlike Belichick, Reid is a person. Bill Belichick has never looked this happy.

I’m a Lions fan, so every year I pick another team I want to win a Super Bowl since mine won’t. I am so here for a Chiefs title run. Innovation deserves to be rewarded. Time — not just Reid’s near-20 seasons, but Smith’s quest to be deemed worthy and Berry’s constant battle against his body — deserves to be rewarded. Fun deserves to be rewarded, and it’s been so long since that has felt like the case in the Super Bowl.
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This is a team in Reid’s image. It is quirky, and disciplined and unassuming for how good it has been.

None of that is true. This Football God’s whole name is Gronk, and he entered the world as an adult, much like Venus rising out of the ocean on a seashell, fully grown. The first most significant moment of Gronk’s life — well, the actual first moment of his life — was Thursday, April 22, the same day as the 2010 NFL draft. A cruise ship pulled up to a dock in Miami and Gronk emerged completely naked, save for a football helmet on his head and a pair of cleats on his feet.

He made his way down the gangplank to the dock, where Bill Belichick greeted him. Belichick gave Gronk the cut-off-sleeve sweatshirt off his back and instructed his new prodigy — who knew nothing about social norms, such as wearing clothes, or how to do anything besides play football, really — to tie it around his waist so as to be more decent. Then Belichick put Gronk on a private jet and took him back to Foxborough.

Le’Veon Bell Jersey and Alejandro Villanueva Jersey to appear in upcoming ‘Call of Duty: WWII’

Authentic Mens Jeremy Lane Jersey Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro RB Le’Veon Bell and OT Alejandro Villanueva will make an appearance in the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII video game.

Villanueva played college football at West Point and was an Army Ranger who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan before joining the Steelers’ practice squad in 2014. Over the summer, the 6-foot-9 offensive tackle signed a four-year extension.

Some of Bell’s and Villanueva’s teammates also enjoyed an early opportunity to play the game on Monday.

With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb dealing with injuries, the Packers could be in need of a starting wide receiver in Week 3. Davante Adams is primed for a monster workload with Allison as the next man up. He saw five targets and three catches in Week 2. When you play with Aaron Rodgers, good things tend to follow. He would be a temporary flex option in 12-team leagues or larger if Cobb and Nelson sit.
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With Greg Olsen (broken foot) out, the Panthers are going to need to redistribute his targets somewhere. Kelvin Benjamin will stay busy, but Funchess also has a chance to emerge. He’s a former second-round pick (and college tight end) who is a smart add in deeper leagues. He has flashed impressive athletic ability in the past.

Kudos to Siemian, who has been marvelous through two weeks. He has thrown six touchdown passes in two games and doesn’t have a particularly imposing schedule ahead. He’s a legit starter in two-quarterback leagues and, like Alex Smith mentioned above, a smart add to fill in for your quarterback in a bye week or when facing a difficult matchup. He can be a top-12 play in a handful of weeks going forward. The Broncos and Siemian deserve credit for great development.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins Jersey continued his protest by raising a fist over his head before the Philadelphia Eagles’ opener at the Washington Redskins.

Defensive end Chris Long kept his hand on Jenkins’ back for the entire playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, as he did during the preseason. Safety Rodney McLeod put a hand on Jenkins’ shoulder as well.

It is a division that has belonged to the Seahawks for three of the last four seasons. And, despite a shaky offensive line that has already lost tackle George Fant, Seattle should retain the division title again in 2017.

Away from the Pacific Northwest, the Cardinals will be looking to squeeze another deep playoff run out of an aging core of offensive talent.

Player to watch: Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals — The Cardinals will only go as far as Palmer goes in 2017. He had a down year last campaign after a stunning 2015 in which he led Arizona to the NFC Championship game and at 37 with a concerning injury history, Palmer must be kept out of harm’s way for the Cards to succeed.

The league’s leading tackler after the first week of the season, Goodson was impressive on the field in an every-down capacity for the Giants. Goodson made good on the opportunity, with a whopping 14 solo tackles and 18 total tackles in the division battle with Dallas. Still widely available despite such a rewarding role in the middle of New York’s front seven, Goodson is an ideal addition for those streaming until they find a fixture at linebacker.

On the field for every defensive snap in Week 1, Peppers will be afforded every opportunity to produce big plays as a rookie. It would be nice to see Peppers work in the box against the run a bit more, but he should be busy in coverage on Sunday against a Baltimore team that lead the league in passes of fewer than 5 yards last season.
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Ezekiel Elliott Jersey admits under oath he gets drunk, did drugs at Ohio State

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott admitted that he did drugs while at Ohio State and that he still likes to get party and get drunk, according to documents obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

When asked by an NFL attorney this week during his appeals hearing, Elliott affirmed he does like to party and did drugs in college.

He maintains that he is not a child-abuser and that it was a simply a difference in opinion of how to discipline his 4-year-old son. When the Vikings did not stand up for him and then Minnesota’s governor said what he did was a public embarrassment to the team and state, Peterson said he knew he wanted out of Minneapolis.

I voiced my opinion back then, he said. The decision to want a change of scenery was due to what transpired two years ago.

It took him another year and another injury for him to get out of Minnesota, and he is now with the Saints, who take on the Vikings on Monday. While All-Day is expected to have a complementary role with the Saints this season rather than be the team’s featured back, New Orleans right tackle Zach Strief expects big things from Peterson.

What do I expect from Adrian on Monday night? Strief asked. I expect him to be very ready to go for Minnesota. Very, very ready to go.

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Undrafted out of Belhaven in 2010, the eight-year veteran had six tackles and a sack in two preseason games. He could step into the Vikings secondary as the starting cornerback opposite Xavier Rhodes, as Trae Waynes, who sustained a shoulder injury in August, continues to struggle entering his third season.

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