Free-agent LB Lamarr Houston reportedly works out for Saints

Xavier Grimble Limited Jersey The Saints defense could soon get a much-needed boost.

According to NFL.com, former Raiders and Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston is set to visit the Saints Tuesday. Houston worked under current Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen with the Raiders.

Houston, 30, has 25 sacks in seven NFL seasons. While he only played in two games last season, Houston did play all 16 games and recorded a career-high eight sacks in 2015 with Chicago.
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It started early Sunday in London and continued throughout the NFL as players, coaches and even owners locked arms or knelt during the national anthem.
The way we reacted today, and this weekend, made me proud, Goodell told The MMQB.com on Sunday night. I’m proud of our league.

Goodell told the website that he discussed the matter with players, coaches and owners this weekend and said they really care about our league.

He said the demonstrations during the anthem on Sunday reflected the frustration, the disappointment, of the players over the divisive rhetoric we heard.

Goodell told The MMQB that he is not worried that President Trump has a vendetta against the NFL.

We live in an imperfect society. A public discourse makes us strong, he said.

When he wants to to be Jones is damn near unblockable at times.

Keeping it a buck, though, his effort is still questionable at times. If he hauled ass every play he actually would be close to unblockable damn near every game.

But I digress.

Game Kids Troy Polamalu Jersey You see the numbers Jones put up and they were impressive as hell, but even more impressive is how a guy his size at 6’6 and over 300 pounds made them.

On the first of his three sacks, Jones was lined up as the right three-technique on the outside shoulder of Philly left guard Isaac Seumalo. The Eagles had a first-and-10 at the Chiefs 41-yard line. They pretty much tipped everyone off that it was going to be a pass by lining the quarterback up in shotgun empty.

At the snap of the football Jones got up field two steps then executed a jab ole as he stepped inside and beat Seumalo with a quick arm over.

As you view all these third-down passes, the Broncos staff deserves credit. They are scheming guys open. Very rarely is Siemian having to get to his third or fourth read and hitting a man in who’s covered closely.

I’d feel like I’d left y’all hanging if I don’t show one last clip. This isn’t a third down, but it’s a heck of a throw from Siemian. It’s his first-quarter touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders off a play-action fake.

The fake isn’t any good, which is even more impressive. The mesh isn’t timed up correctly, but that doesn’t matter. Look at the safeties and linebackers suck up and watch this beautiful ball placement by Siemian, over two guys and between the other high safety. No hesitation to throw the rock.

Ryan Kelly Jersey Is Siemian the next Manning? No. But the Broncos don’t need another Manning. They need this version of Siemian to go along with their excellent defense and emerging run game. When the AFC West is discussed, it’s been the Chiefs and Raiders. Now, it’s time to include the Broncos.

Elliott’s lawyers accused the NFL of a league-orchestrated conspiracy in a temporary restraining-order motion last week.

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We are extremely disappointed with Mr. Henderson’s inability to navigate through league politics, and follow the evidence, and most importantly, his conscious, Elliott’s legal team said in a release. The evidence that Mr. Elliott and his team presented on appeal clearly demonstrated that Mr. Elliott was the victim of a conspiracy orchestrated by the National Football League and its officers to keep exonerating evidence from the decision-makers, including the advisors and Roger Goodell.

Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected after referee John Parry said he threw a punch during a scrum with Packers receiver Davante Adams.

The tussle occurred around the Packers 30 during a play in which Nazair Jones intercepted Rodgers at 9:26 of the first quarter. It was Rodgers’ first interception since Nov. 13, 2016, at Tennessee.

Limited Womens J. D. Martinez Jersey Tensions were already high between the teams early in the game. Rodgers was picking on Lane in the secondary, with Cobb whistled for taunting following a 14-yard gain while being defended by Lane.

Steelers cornerbacks combined for just four interceptions last season. Haden had three picks alone in 13 games, and he has only been a shadow of his former self in recent years. Most analytical evaluations grade Haden as below average or poor at his position, but he is also finally healthy after dealing with concussion issues in 2015 and a groin injury which required surgery this past season.

Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension likely to be reduced, report says

While the NFL’s policy for suspensions on domestic violence offenses mandates a six-game suspension, players rarely serve the full ban.

According to ESPN, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is not likely to serve the entirety of his suspension despite being handed a six-game ban by the league for his alleged domestic violence incident.

While Houston has yet to confirm its choice after Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday he wasn’t sure who would start at quarterback, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said on a Tuesday conference call he is preparing to face Watson. However, Lewis will already have his hands full with his own quarterback situation after veteran Andy Dalton threw four interceptions, including three in the first half, during Sunday’s 20-0 shutout loss to the Ravens.

Savage went 7 of 13 for 62 yards but was sacked six times and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Watson led a 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive on his first series after entering the game, but finished just 12 of 23 for 101 yards with a touchdown pass and interception.

Thursday’s kickoff in Cincinnati is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. ET.

Newton passed the century mark in passer rating and adjusted well to throwing more to a dynamic running back in rookie Christian McCaffrey. But beyond the familiar outside scoring bomb to new deep threat Russell Shepard, he couldn’t get anything going to his wideouts and tight end Greg Olsen. The Panthers didn’t run as efficiently as they can with McCafrrey and Jonathan Stewart. Once that comes, helped by being less tentative with his running, Newton can be more MVP-like overall.steelers_122

Hyde remains a strong RB2 play.

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Kids Theoren Fleury Jersey Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: That’s two weeks of productive fantasy point totals, as Wentz followed up his fifth-best-among-quarterbacks 18.9 of Week 1 with a career-high 24.8 points on Sunday. He also has back-to-back 300-yard passing efforts, a feat he only accomplished once during his rookie season in 2016 (Weeks 13-14). Wentz faces his toughest test yet in Week 3, battling the New York Giants’ defense, but he has emerged as a clear weekly starter in 2QB formats, and he’s developing into one of the stronger streaming choices in standard leagues — although you’ll probably want to avoid that matchup next week in those.

Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Danny Woodhead’s fill-in had one of the most productive fantasy scores of Week 2, and don’t overlook that Allen paced the Ravens’ backfield with 14 carries to Terrance West’s 8 and Alex Collins’ 7. The result was 21.1 PPR and 16.1 non-PPR fantasy points, both of which were the third-best totals in his career. Yes, game flow probably had something to do with Allen’s rushing usage, but that’s now the second consecutive week that was the case, signaling the team’s interest in keeping West’s workload in check, and West’s 2.8 yards per carry paled in comparison to Allen’s 4.7. Allen might now be one of Week 3’s most-added players — rightfully so — in the 59.3 percent of ESPN leagues in which he remains available.

NFL odds 2017, Week 3: Betting lines, trends, and analysis for the week’s top games

The Kansas City Chiefs are a perfect 7-0 straight up and against the spread in their last seven games on the road. The Chiefs can extend that winning streak on the road this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Kansas City is a 3-point road betting favorite in Los Angeles at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Chargers are 0-7 SU and 0-6-1 ATS over their last seven games. Four of the last five games Los Angeles has lost have been decided by a field goal or less. The Chiefs have won each of their last six games against the Chargers.

Another rivalry game that has tilted heavily toward one team in recent seasons is Sunday’s New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5) matchup. The Eagles are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games against the Giants. New York is just 2-7 SU in its last nine road games against division rivals.

His coach called his grandmother to explain what was going on. She told Ross that he wasn’t going to quit. She said, “I kept you out of trouble all these years. Football is for you.” The injury was the first time he had to go a year without football, which was a tough pill for Ross to swallow. But Ross said it was the best thing to ever happen to him because he was able to grow from it.

Speed was what got Ross into playing football, which goes for a lot of people. But his speed was another beast. The 40-yard dash record was thought to be so unbreakable, that Adidas James Conner Youth Jersey offered the player who broke it their own island.

Ross didn’t get the island, but he got the record.

His cousin told his girlfriend as they were watching that Ross was going Authentic Morgan Cox Jersey to break the record. The speed was so fast that his grandmother said she almost had a heart attack. She knew the record was coming, though.

Big Blue View Radio: “Ereck Flowers Is Just Not A Good Football Player”

Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, speaking with me Wednesday on “Big Blue View Radio,” was as direct as can be about New York Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers.

“Ereck Flowers is just not a good football player.”
That’s it. No talk of technique, no play-by-play breakdowns, no hopeful mention of his offseason work or his youth. Just that he is “not a good football player.” On top of which, I hadn’t even asked Schwartz about the beleaguered left tackle yet.

“I don’t know what more I can say to that,” Schwartz said. “That’s just what it is.”

After Flowers allowed three sacks of Eli Manning by Ezekiel Ansah of the Detroit Lions in the Giants’ 24-10 loss on Monday night, coach Ben McAdoo said that Flowers would “absolutely” remain at left tackle.

Four plays later, the Falcons scored on a pick play to make it a 24-7 lead, and Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy was heated. He ended up being called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for arguing so vehemently.

“I was looking for clarification on the penalty (pass interference) that was called on Marty Bennett and didn’t get any clarification,” McCarthy said via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “and the penalty resulted from that situation.”

The Packers got the short end of the stick again in the third quarter when Alcides Escobar Jersey Geronimo Allison contacted the Falcons’ defender beyond the 1-yard limit. It wiped out a Randall Cobb touchdown, and Allison disagreed with the call.

“I don’t think it was offensive pass interference,” Allison Frank White Womens Jersey said via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think it was a natural rub and I was getting into my route.”

That Packers drive ended up resulting in a field goal instead.

Mike Sando predicts final 2017 records for all 32 NFL teams

The New England Patriots are a betting favorite in every one of their games heading into the 2017 season. The New York Jets are underdogs all the way through. The disparity illustrates the tendency toward extremes when predicting winners for all 256 NFL games.

It’s an exercise I’ve enjoyed in recent seasons, despite its limitations. After picking winners for every game, I plugged in results from my 2017 QB Tiers survey to see which teams faced the toughest and easiest lineup of opposing QBs — one variable that should be stable until injuries knock out a starter or three.

The Rams finally found the end zone in the fourth quarter when Dan Orlovsky hit Johnny Mundt from 19 yards out. Otherwise, Green Bay cruised in an easy win.

The Colts failed to score until the fourth quarter when Phillip Walker found Jeremy Liggins in the end zone to finally get Indy on the board. Turns out that’s all the Colts needed, with Cincy never scoring a touchdown.

McCown stayed in the game for a little bit before Christian Hackenberg entered. He managed to get the Jets in the end zone with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Philly made it a one-possession game in the fourth with a 41-yard touchdown from Dane Evans to Marcus Johnson.

The biggest surprise from the Patriots’ season-opening loss to the Chiefs on Thursday was the defense giving up scoring plays of 75 and 78 yards. The secondary was supposed to be a strength of the defense but communication breakdowns were costly. “I’m going to start with myself. I need to coach better,” defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said.steelers_127

Don Ohlmeyer, ‘Monday Night Football’ TV innovator, dead at 72

Don Ohlmeyer, one of the original producers of “Monday Night Football” and hailed as an innovator in televised sports, has died. He was 72.

“It is with heavy hearts we share that Don Ohlmeyer, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, has passed away at age of 72 due to cancer,” Ohlmeyer’s family said in a statement (via ESPN). “Surrounded by loved ones, he died peacefully at his home in Indian Wells [California].”

Before segueing into the entertainment side of programming at NBC, Ohlmeyer made his mark at ABC as a producer and director of three Olympic broadcasts and “Monday Night Football,” a programming breakthrough that brought sports to prime time on a weeknight in the 1960s.

“The captains have been elected by the team,” McDermott added. “They are Kyle Williams, Eric Wood, Tyrod Taylor, Stephen Hauschka and Lorenzo Alexander.”

With third-string quarterback T.J. Yates on injured reserve with a concussion, the Bills had prepped rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman in case Mark Glowinski Youth Jersey Taylor wasn’t fully healthy. The Bills also signed veteran QB Joe Webb earlier this week as insurance.

Taylor, 28, participated in Monday’s practice before Bud Dupree Jersey later being cleared by an independent neurologist. The Pro Bowler has been with Buffalo for the past two years and threw for 3,023 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven turnovers last season.

Elliott’s attorneys said they intend to take his case to the federal level if necessary.

It hosted a lot of college football, including the annual SEC Championship game. Tim Tebow cried on the sideline there after Alabama clipped Florida’s undefeated streak short in 2009; Les Miles in 2007 used his backup quarterback to win an SEC title there, and then a national title LSU somehow got with two losses later in New Orleans. Before that game he hustled every reporter in reach to a press conference where he denied Kirk Herbstreit’s report that he was going to take the Michigan job, and then with his chest at full inflation demanded that the room have a great day. I was there for that and, yes, it was just as confusing in person as it was on television.

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This is a division set up to let the Bengals do what they always do, have a decent enough regular season record and get bounced in the playoffs. This year, however, it’d be the Panthers’ division to lose.

What happens now that an arbitrator has upheld Zeke’s suspension? All your burning questions on the next steps in the process answered here.
If the TRO is not granted and Elliott does not take the case further in the legal system, then the first game Elliott would be eligible to play would be Nov. 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Elliott’s attorneys said they intend to take his case to the federal level if necessary.

Mr. Elliott is looking forward to having his day in federal court where the playing field will be level and the NFL will have to answer for its unfair and unjust practices, Elliott’s attorneys said in a statement.