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Braylon Edwards Youth Jersey A huge contingent of NBA talent evaluators assembled in Lexington, Kentucky, for John Calipari’s annual Kentucky pro day, now in its fourth year.

Schatz: Roethlisberger is surrounded by the most talent, which is why there are more questions about his struggles than the others. He has a solid offensive line, and maybe the best wide receiver and best (healthy) running back in the game. Palmer’s and Manning’s performances are less concerning only because they are less surprising; both look very similar to a year ago. Rivers is fine, still easily above average according to Football Outsiders metrics.

An early injury forced Terrance West out of the Ravens lineup in Week 5, leading to more work for Buck Allen. But Collins also saw 12 carries, totaling 55 yards. He’s averaging a ridiculous 7.1 yards per carry this season, and while that won’t keep up, he could be in line for an expanded workload if West’s injury costs him time. Collins is a worthwhile add in 12-team or larger leagues.
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The logo will begin appearing on Knicks jerseys for Friday night’s preseason game against the Washington Wizards, and the Knicks will immediately sell the jerseys with the patches on them inside the arena. As with all teams, jerseys bought outside team stores will not have the corporate logo.

O’Connor was asked if the franchise considered forgoing a sponsorship deal to leave the Knicks jersey as-is. (Nearly all NBA jerseys already have a Nike emblem this season.)

Not really, O’Connor said. … This is a trend that’s happening more extensively globally throughout a lot of different professional sports. This is a relatively small step for the NBA, relative to what’s happening elsewhere in professional sports. We think it’s a good one.

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He’s been previously hampered by a sprained shoulder.

The speedy Tate had TD runs of 58, 28, 47 and 75 yards. He also threw for 142 yards, including a 13-yard TD pass to Shun Brown, as the Wildcats (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) won at Folsom Field for a third straight time on a night when both offenses combined for 1,118 total yards.
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Tate was hardly touched all night — if at all. Asked if he was tackled, he grinned and responded: A couple of times.

Once in the game — and back to 100 percent — Tate quickly made up for lost time by breaking the record by a QB on his final run of the evening — a 31-yard scamper that also sealed the win. The mark was held by Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch, who gained 321 yards rushing on Nov. 26, 2013.

But Bryant was the star of the night. He had 10 catches for 182 yards on the season coming into Saturday, but the potential he has shown in those spurts was entirely on display against the Bears. Bryant was targeted 11 times and five of his receptions went for first downs.
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Hopefully, this is a confidence builder and booster for him and hopefully we can keep building, Petersen said.

No play was better than Bryant wrestling a touchdown away from California defensive back Josh Drayden in the first quarter to give the Huskies an early 7-0 lead. It was a risky throw by Browning, but Bryant had enough control of the ball when he hit the turf that officials awarded a touchdown.

But, Stenhouse was busted for speeding on a late pit stop and had to restart 20th. He had to scramble in the closing laps to finish 13th.

We thought if we could be 15th to 10th it would be a good day for us, he said. It would be nice to run top-10 all race here, but we struggled up and down.

LUG NUT CONTROVERSY: Johnson was fourth when he headed to pit road under a Lap 280 caution. When crew chief Chad Knaus noticed a missing lug nut, Johnson slowed his exit from the pit box.

Beckham was the fourth Giants wide receiver injured against the Chargers.

Elite Youth Russell Okung Jersey Brandon Marshall was carted off in the second quarter with an ankle injury just moments after Sterling Shepard limped off the field with an ankle injury. Both Marshall and Shepard were ruled out for the second half. Dwayne Harris left on a cart early in the third quarter with a fractured foot. Harris is out for the season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Roger Lewis was the only wide receiver available by the time the Giants were trying to mount a comeback in the final minutes. Engram was forced to play wide receiver.

Yeah, I mean, it significantly altered the game, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said. We had one receiver left at the end of the ballgame.

Wilson then threw an interception to Rams rookie John Johnson, who returned it 69 yards . The Rams led 10-0 on Greg Zuerlein’s ensuing field goal, but the Seahawks mounted a 15-play drive culminating in Graham’s short TD catch 1:55 before halftime.

Authentic Prince Amukamara Jersey The normally reliable Zuerlein missed a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Thomas barely stopped the Rams’ impressive opening drive when he chopped the ball out of Gurley’s hand while the running back stretched toward the pylon. On video review, officials ruled Gurley had fumbled for a touchback an instant before stepping out of bounds.

Thomas made an incredibly similar play against the St. Louis Rams in 2014, chopping the ball out of Benny Cunningham’s hand at the goal line.

The AFC South has been downright wild through four games.

Tough to rank real high in confidence when the guy who’s starting your next game has never played an NFL game and started only 13 in college. Mitchell Trubisky could be the next Dak Prescott or the next DeShone Kizer (more on that in a second) or something in between. There’s no way to know. What the Bears do know is that Mike Glennon’s eight turnovers in four games were unsustainable and used up any reserve of confidence they might have had when they signed him a month and a half before drafting Trubisky No. 2 overall. Next man up, as they say.

What is one undeniable fact we absolutely know about that division so far?

Bowen: We know that Deshaun Watson should have been the starter from Day 1 in Houston. His dynamic ability makes this Texans offense tough to prep for and he is displaying those same high-level intangibles that we saw during his title run at Clemson: leadership, toughness and the ability to make plays in critical game situations. Yes, Watson has made some rookie mistakes, but there is no denying the energy he brings to the field in Houston.

Clay: The only thing we know for sure is that Deshaun Watson has changed the game. The Titans looked like pretty good bets to take the division during the offseason, but Watson’s back-to-back impressive performances have the team right back in the thick of things. Granted, Houston has offensive line concerns, but the defense is loaded and Watson has plenty of offensive weapons at his disposal. The Jaguars’ defense is terrific, but quarterback woes for them and the Colts figure to cost both a shot at the divisional crown.
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Mitchell Trubisky’s promotion in Chicago brings to three the number of 2017 draft picks scheduled to start at quarterback in Week 5.

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Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes II, who was the second quarterback and the 10th overall player taken in this year’s draft, is not among them. That’s in part because the Chiefs planned to develop him in a backup role all along, but it’s also because incumbent Alex Smith has been brilliant, leading the league in passer rating (124.2) and ranking third in yards per attempt (8.8) for the NFL’s only undefeated team. Smith’s contract makes it easy for the Chiefs to move on after this season, especially if they think Mahomes is ready. But in the meantime, Smith is playing so well that Kansas City’s confidence in its quarterback situation has skyrocketed since the preseason. The Chiefs have a guy with whom they believe they can win now, and they have the guy they like for the future.

The Eagles improved to 3-1 after a 26-24 road victory over the Los Angeles Chargers last week and the Cardinals evened their record at 2-2 after an 18-15 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Philadelphia did an admirable job of establishing the run against the Chargers with LeGarrette Blount carrying 16 times for 136 yards.

The Eagles were able to control the clock in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter on their way to a two-point win.

Elite Greg Lloyd Jersey Every week you try to go in and you try to establish your running game, Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters. That’s the first thing you have to do. If you can do that, it will open up a little play-action pass, it will open up shots down the field. And that’s kind of where you want to start.

Broncos get good news: LT Garett Bolles has high ankle sprain, report says

Broncos first-round draft pick and starting left tackle Garett Bolles suffered a high left ankle sprain and bone bruise in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, an injury the team initially feared was a broken leg or Achilles injury.

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This issue has been going on for a while, and Cardinals veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald apparently tells defenders he’d help pay their fines if they go high instead of low.

The field, which was susceptible to having cleat marks left in the surface, was improved before Sunday’s game against the visiting Texans.
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Player Health and Safety remains a top priority of the NFLPA and we sent our field expert to Gillette stadium to evaluate the newly installed FieldTurf. The Gmax numbers that reflect surface hardness came back extremely low, indicating a very soft field; however, the testing results passed the NFL Mandatory Practices for field surface testing, read a statement released Monday by the NFLPA.

We have encouraged players to consult their equipment managers to ensure they are not wearing cleats that will penetrate too deep into the surface which would increase the risk of lower extremity injuries. The NFL Foot & Ankle Committee has coordinated extensive research on athletic shoe safety and performance. Based on the results, the Committee has provided the information to all clubs.

We will continue to monitor field testing and work to establish evidence-based standards for the safety and performance of NFL playing surfaces across the League.

Color Rush uniforms were really the main draw of Thursday Night Football last season.

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Nobody wanted to watch the Jaguars-Titans game last year, but it was cool to see 11 containers of dijon mustard go up against 11 smurfs at once.

The Texans and Bengals don’t have the most flashy uniforms for Thursday’s game. However, at the very least, people with red/green colorblindness won’t have trouble viewing these.

Marshall’s contribution in Week 1: four targets, one catch. His contribution in Week 2: five targets, one catch, and a brutal drop that for all intents and purposes ended the game:

Ra’Shede Hageman Youth Jersey Down 17-10, that third-down drop was the Giants’ best chance at getting into scoring position and making it a game again. Instead, they had to punt, gave up a punt return touchdown, and that’s all she wrote.

The Giants do have some promising weapons in Shepard and rookie tight end Evan Engram, who led the team with 49 yards on four catches. Beckham had a quiet night (four catches, 36 yards), but that was probably expected after he missed almost a month of practice with a sprained ankle.

At 33 years old, Marshall simply doesn’t have much left in the tank. The Giants thought they could have a killer one-two punch with Beckham and Marshall, but Marshall has been more of a liability than an asset.

In Week 2, it was obvious that our run game was not as effective. The Titans did a great job stuffing the middle and forcing stretch run plays. With the run going to the outside, the Titans cornerbacks did a great job using the sideline as their 12th man.

But…

Despite the Titans doing well against the run, Leonard still showed that he can break tackles and gain positive yardage for the first down. His first two games were very promising and I am confident that Fournette isn’t going to just be the best runner on this team, but possibly the best runner in the entire NFL.

Roger Goodell to attend Texans-Jaguars game, report says

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will attend Sunday’s game between the Texans and Jaguars, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston recently with massive flooding and wind damage. The Texans will play at home in NRG Stadium this weekend, and Goodell will be there.

Goodell will join Texans owner Bob McNair as a guest in his suite.

Donald, who is in the fourth year of his rookie contract, is set to earn around $1.8 million this season. The Rams also picked up his fifth-year option next season, paying him roughly $6.9 million.

However, Donald would like a long-term contract to reflect his consistent dominance. Donald has 163 tackles and 28 sacks through his first three NFL seasons, which is why he’s considered among the best interior linemen in the league.

Neither side has seemed ready to budge this offseason, but now that Donald’s holdout has leaked into the regular season, one side may have to give in a bit.

“Number one, you don’t have to pay as much,” Savage said. “Ownership may be on the hook with a general manager they just got rid of so they’ll decide to stay with an in-house, cheaper option.

“The other thing is that they feel like they may know that person a little better being around him. A lot of times when you get rid of a GM, ownership may feel they want to be more involved next time around. That’s a little easier with a guy who’s promoted because they’re just excited about getting an opportunity, whereas a general manager from the outside may have their own idea about how to do things and not want as much involvement from ownership.”6

the Jaguars confirmed they wouldn’t hesitate to call Fournette’s number and the rookie running back proved he could answer the call

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After drawing just two targets during the Carolina Panthers’ week one win, Devin Funchess saw six targets in Week 2. The rise in targets is almost definitely attributable to Greg Olsen leaving the game early in the first quarter with a foot injury as all of Funchess’ targets subsequent to the injury. The best part of those targets is the depth at which they were thrown as five of those six targets came at least 13 yards down the field.

The depth of those targets is sweet, but this week’s opponent is sweeter. The New Orleans Saints’ passing defense can only be described as nonexistent. After finishing dead last in the league last year by allowing 274 passing yards per game, they’ve actually found a way to make that seem respectable as they’ve allowed a whopping 389 passing yards per game this year. -K.D.

Afforded 22 touches in place of an ailing Rob Kelley last week, Perine is a potential waiver warrior given he’s available in well over 90 percent of ESPN leagues and yet could consume the valuable majority of early-down work for the Redskins this week. You might not know how to properly pronounce his name, but don’t let that stop you from considering Perine against an Oakland front that has yielded the ninth-most yards to tailbacks since the second half of last season. -J.M.
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In Week 1, Posting 100 yards and a touchdown as a rusher while adding three receptions for 24 yards — all against a Houston defense that expected a heavy dose of Fournette — should inspire confidence that he can produce on a weekly basis. On paper, the Titans’ defense presents less of a threat than that of the Texans, so Fournette should be in for another good week. — Stephania Bell

he’s happy to be contributing from the start.

It’ll be interesting to see how teams game plan for the Bears down the stretch as they take Cohen into consideration. But as the Bears do their own future game-planning, there’s no doubt they’re excited about his potential.

I think the secret’s out on what he have in him, Glennon said. We knew how good he was going to be with us, and he showed that today.

And while Cohen would have preferred a victory, he’s happy to be contributing from the start.

It felt great to still be able to produce like that at this level, he said. Coming from college (and) scoring touchdowns every game, and to just start my NFL career with a touchdown, it feels great.

Elite Youth Nick Folk Jersey Why would you bring in a guy who could split a locker room? As a quarterback, you’re supposed to be a leader, the one guy who can bridge divides. I’m not sure Kap is that guy right now.

Elite Youth Jeff Beukeboom Jersey The GM said his organization discussed the possibility of signing Kaepernick earlier this year, and he explained why the team made the decision not to move forward.

It has nothing to do with his play, he said. When we talked about the possibility, explored the possibility — and it was very casual — we had to weigh the pros and cons. He’s a quarterback, he’s a fine quarterback. But look at the baggage he brings. If you’re an established team, you don’t want that coming in. There’s a perception he’d kill a locker room because he’s such a distraction. He’s not worth the risk given the baggage.