Washington makes Trey Quinn this year’s Mr. Irrelevant

Washington had the honor of making the final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, and added some depth at wide receiver.

With the 256th overall pick, Washington chose Southern Methodist wide receiver Trey Quinn.

The Lions claimed they did a standard employee background check on Patricia and the incident was not uncovered. Lions owner Rod Wood said he was unaware of the charge until the newspaper contacted the team for comment.

The Ravens, who dealt up to get him with the final pick of the first round, were no exception.

Baltimore, in fact, did plenty of work in that regard, and it was that planning that led to a real milestone in the vetting process, which set the stage for what happened on that Thursday night in Texas.

Jones opened up about hisbiggest regret, which is that he wasn’t able to build a championship team while Romo and Witten were still playing.

There’s no doubt that the personal feeling I have about what Tony Romo and Jason Witten brought to the Cowboys during their career, I don’t think I’ve had a moment in the day that at some time I don’t reflect back on those good years and what they contributed, Jones said, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.

And I’ve said this: From my standpoint, I can’t help but say, ‘Boy, I really dropped the ball not doing enough to get them in a Super Bowl. That will be and is my biggest regret about my time with the Cowboys.

Jones certainly gambled on more than one occasion trying to win a title with those guys. But all too often, the decisions that were made ended up being ill advised, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The team’s offense was absolutely loaded for a while, especially when DeMarco Murray was teamed up with Romo, Witten and Dez Bryant. But in the end Dallas was never able to get past divisional round.sabres_073

Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell skipped final walk-through before playoff loss to Jaguars

It appears the upcoming Le’Veon Bell contract discussions could face an added layer of drama this offseason.

Last offseason, Pittsburgh offered Bell a multi-year deal that would have reportedly paid him an average of more than $12 million per year; the next highest-paid backs are earning $8.5 million per year.

The franchise tag for running backs is set to go up to roughly $14.5 million this year. At that price, and with the drama that has surrounded Bell off the field, there is a possibility that the two sides will part ways, making one of the league’s most dynamic playmakers a free agent in 2018.

The phrase Minneapolis Miracle, also known as the Minnesota Miracle, came into existence thanks to Vikings radio announcer Paul Allen’s call of the game’s final play, when Stefon Diggs made a game-winning 61-yard touchdown catch in the closing seconds.

Shortly after the game, a Wikipedia page defining the miracle was created, and on Monday the team filed for three trademarks for the phrase Minneapolis Miracle and one for Minnesota Miracle.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published records Friday that showed the filings, according to ESPN.

There’s no doubt the play will go down as one of the most stunning in Vikings history, and the team wants to own the phrase on more than 100 items, including helmets, watches, golf bags, bowling bags, bathing suits and parkas.patriots_127_5479d6ff62e4ea97-180x180

Times have changed for the NFL and its TV partners.

Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos (9.2 percent): The Broncos’ backfield has been a workshare among C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles and Booker, but the second-year pro had his best game of the season in Week 11, carrying the ball 14 times and adding five catches (he can certainly contribute in the passing game).

Younger cast members like Hasselbeck, Moss and Woodson should remember ESPN hired them because they’re relatively fresh off the playing field, and they know today’s game and players — not because the network wants them to shout and jump around like teenagers.

Times have changed for the NFL and its TV partners. This has been the most troubled, challenging and controversial season in decades, and viewers are abandoning the league.

All the NFL pregame shows should consider this a wake-up call. It’s time for ESPN’s revamped “Countdown,” specifically, to take the game — and themselves — more seriously.

The Vikings got some time to recover after steering their ship across the pond. They saw their cushion in the NFC North grow to a full two games, but they also know they already lost once to Detroit.

The Steelers destroyed the Colts on Thanksgiving night last season, and Ben Roethlisberger has made a living lighting up Indianapolis. Pittsburgh is coming off a bye, with Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown ready to rip into a horrible defense. Jacoby Brissett will face a much tougher one.

The Redskins turned in a gritty performance for that upset last week, and they just need to play their game in order to hold serve against Minnesota. The defense now is healthier than the offense, and they have the pass rush and cover men to frustrate Case Keenum. It won’t be pretty (again), but Kirk Cousins will dig deep to deliver the one play that makes the slightest difference in a field-goal fest.cubs_2047

Bucs’ William Gholston stretchered off field with neck injury

Gholston, 26, a fifth-year pro out of Michigan State, remained on the turf after suffering what originally appeared to be a non-contact injury. His teammates instantly looked upset, and Ghoston was eventually stretchered off the field.

Before leaving the game, Tampa Bay’s entire bench walked onto the field to see Gholston leave. Several Saints also paid their resepcts, having just watched Bears tight end Zach Miller suffer a gruesome injury last week.

The Celtics have trailed in the fourth quarter in half of their 16 wins. According to ESPN Stats and Information research, nobody else in the league has more than five wins in which they’ve trailed in the fourth quarter.

“Well, they’ve got to do what they’ve got to do,” Manning told reporters in response. “I want to be out there, I want to keep playing with my teammates and keep working.”

Manning has fought an uphill battle this season losing Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall for the season to injuries, but the 36-year-old QB illustrated Sunday how that can’t be used as an excuse as he missed open receivers Sterling Shepard and Tavarres King for potential touchdowns in the first half.

“It’s disappointing,” McAdoo said. “We had chances down the field. We got to make those throws and make those catches. It’s pro football. We got to catch them on all opportunities like that. You don’t get many in the game.”
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Are the Patriots trying to fuck with the Texans, Jimmy Garoppolo, or both?

We still don’t know if Jimmy Garoppolo is going to play this week or not. He was listed as limited at practice on Tuesday, but with a Thursday game, this seems more like Belichick trying to psyche out the competition. Or maybe there’s another mind game they’re playing.

Are the Patriots Craig Mager Jersey putting pressure on Garoppolo to play this week? That’s what some folks close to the team are suggesting. One went so far as to say that the Patriots told Garoppolo that Tom Brady played through a similar injury. However, he can barely lift his right arm, so maybe rushing him back onto the field isn’t the best idea. Then again, this is the Patriots, so who the hell knows?

All we know right now is that Bill Belichick is not a doctor, and he’s fine with that. To be honest, he would make a horrible doctor.

The Rams own the Seahawks of late, winning four of the last five meetings between these division rivals.

The Rams have yet to D.J. Fluker Jersey score a touchdown in the 2016 season, but they were still able to get into field goal range enough against the Seahawks to get the job done and secure a win.

In Week 2, Cleveland was rolling offensively before McCown got hurt. They led the Ravens 20-2 after the first quarter, and McCown hit rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman with two touchdown passes.

After the injury, though, Cleveland was unable to score and lost 25-20. McCown was in pain and needed help removing his shirt in the locker room following the game, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Still, his plan was to be ready for next Sunday.

“We will see,” McCown said, according to Cabot. “My mindset is that everything will be alright and we’ll move ahead business as usual. It’s just a matter of letting the doctors and trainers do their job, and my expectations are to play some ball.”

Nuggets guard J.R. Smith remained hospitalized after being thrown from his vehicle

Briar Road, a ‘quiet, intriguing mystery’ about a family trying to find their missing daughter, captivates judges of £15 prize Buckley … praised for starkly impressive prose The writer Buckley has won the BBC national short story award with a haunting account of a family struggling to find a missing daughter, Briar Road. A part-time medium arrives at a becalmed house, a home full of the stillness that follows calamity, to search for clues to the girl’s disappearance by holding an awkward seance. Some people can hear notes that others Louis Williams Jersey can’t, Buckley’s narrator explains. Some tongues can distinguish gradations of flavour that elude the majority, some noses can detect a dozen elements a perfume that to other people is a single scent.

That’s what it’s like, as I tell them. According to Buckley, whose nine published novels include He Takes the Dog and 2015’s The River Is the River, the story grew out of notes for a novel which he never completed. It was going to have a medium as its central character, but the narrator that case would have been male and the setting would have been something quite different, he told the BBC’s Front Row. I could sense it was going to turn into something like a sub-standard Spark novel, I put that aside. But returning to his notes, Buckley continued, he Magic Johnson Jersey came across another idea – a story focused on the aftermath of a crime where the victim would not appear – and the foundations of Briar Road were place. Buckley’s story won the £15 prize ahead of a shortlist that included Mantel’s controversial The Assassination of Thatcher, as well as stories from Leviston and. Chair of judges, Alan Little, hailed its quiet, intriguing mystery, adding The prose is understated, stark and plain. The intrigue builds as key details are revealed slowly, hinted at and suggested rather than spelled out. It is a haunting evocation of the tensions between family members at a moment of bearable loss borne, the outward calm masking the turmoil into which the family has been swept. Little was joined on the panel by the novelist Tash Aw, the writer Sarah Hall – who won the BBC national short story award herself 2013 – the crime writer Rankin and BBC Radio’s books editor, Di Speirs. Haddon won the £3 runner-up prize with Bunny – a story of a morbidly obese, who is trapped his home and finds love with an old school friend. Buckley joins a roster of winners including Clanchy, Miroslav Penkov and last year’s winner Shriver.

We had guys out on the floor that can spread the floor, Cheeks said. We had out there, we had out there, we had different guys out there who could get the floor spread a little bit more, rather than have it packed in. The fact that we we were able to have those guys make some shots and spread the floor helped our offense.
, 10 NEWARK, N.J. – Nuggets guard J.R. Smith remained hospitalized after being thrown from his vehicle during a crash Saturday night, but his injuries aren’t believed to be as serious as first thought. J.R. is fine. There is nothing career- or life-threatening, Nuggets spokesman said. I did not hear anything that would suggest he is going to be out any. He is more concerned about the other people the accident. Smith and a passenger,, 21, of East Orange, were seriously injured Saturday when the sport utility vehicle Smith was driving went through a stop sign and overturned after colliding with a car at about 5 p.m. Millstone Township, state police said. Carroll, 23, another passenger the SUV, and Sinatra, 49, of Millstone, who was driving the car, sustained minor injuries. They were taken to CentraState Medical Center Freehold, where they were treated and later released. Both Smith and were ejected from the vehicle, said Lt. McPherson, commander of the state police’s Hamilton barracks. _ who sustained life-threatening head injuries _ was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Hospital Neptune, while Smith was taken there by ambulance. Further details on their status and their injuries were not disclosed. Smith, 21, was a player at Lakewood High School and St. Benedict’s Prep New Jersey before being the 18th overall pick of New Orleans the 2004 NBA draft. He averaged 13 points 63 for this past season.

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With Richmond, hit.314 62 on the road, but batted just.223 47 at The Diamond…batted.294 with runners scoring position, including a.300 mark with runners scoring position and 2 outs… Batted.305 against lefthanders compared to a.265 average vs. righties…He finished 3rd the League walks despite spending three different stints with the Braves at the big league level at just 21-years of age. Named the second-best prospect the Braves organization by Baseball…Rated as the top prospect the -A Southern League by Baseball…Named the best defensive third baseman the Southern League by league managers…Ranked third the league with a.525 slugging percentage and fifth with 52 extra-base hits…Finished second homers among Braves farmhands, despite missing a month with sprains both ankles…Played the MLB All- Futures Game for the second consecutive year and went 0-for-2…Had two home runs and five RBI on 5 vs. JAX…Had another two- game on 7 vs. CAR…In 17 during July, he hit.350 with seven home runs and 15 RBI while walking 14 times and fanning just nine times…Went 2-for-3 with a home run his first appearance the League camp at Training.

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The ‘s concussion policy is flawed. It is not necessarily that the , its teams, and its players are trying to hide concussions-though they certainly have the incentive to do -but that concussions cannot be adequately diagnosed by a ten-minute battery of tests the locker room. We got a stark reminder of that tonight.

Early the fourth quarter, Klay Thompson took a nasty knee from Ariza: Thompson went back to the locker room to have his bleeding ear sewn up, and Burke reported on the broadcast that he did not undergo concussion tests. He returned to the bench and was cleared to play, but did not end up re-entering the game as the Warriors lead never dipped Cortez Kennedy Jersey below nine: You can guess what happened next. While being interviewed on national TV post-game Thompson said that he felt dizzy, and the Warriors just released this statement: Definitionally, a concussion is about symptoms, and those symptoms can take a day to appear. Luckily Klay Thompson did not return to the game, but it wasn’t out of abundance of caution.

The statement says that Thompson was put through a concussion evaluation, but it is unclear what that means since Burke reported that he did not undergo concussion tests. But either way, as long as the concussion policy allows players who pass a couple of tests to re-enter the game, this is going to keep on happening. Update : The post has been updated to better express the uncertainty over exactly what tests Thompson did or did not undergo.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is smart, but he didn’t study sliding at Harvard

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — It’s not often a man with a Harvard degree tells the world he needs to be smarter on the job.

Then again, it’s not often a man with a Harvard degree has a job in which he’s chased by 300-pound guys with foul intentions.

Welcome to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s dilemma: To slide or not to slide?

If it persists, maybe Bowles should hire New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to give a sliding tutorial. That’s what Rex Ryan did in 2009, when Mark Sanchez was struggling with his sliding technique.

A source, however, described Luck being limited in practice as nothing more than making sure he’s fresh and ready for the Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions.

The Colts have been overly cautious with their $140 million quarterback since the start of the preseason. Coach Chuck Pagano didn’t play him in their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills and he took him out of the third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles sooner than he originally planned because of poor offensive line play.

The Colts released the injury report after Pagano addressed the media.

Titans slot receiver Kendall Wright will not play in Sunday’s season opener against the Vikings.

Wright hurt his left hamstring a couple of days into camp and had a setback last week, when he attempted to return.

“Kendall, you think he’s got a chance and then there is a setback,” coach Mike Mularkey said. “I really have no time frame on Kendall. I think that’s going to be up to Kendall. I know he’s working in here extremely hard. He wants to play, I know he does, it’s got to be killing him, especially opening day. But for some reason, that thing is not coming around as it should.”

The Titans have rookie Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews as starters, with Harry Douglas working in the slot with Wright absent.

Mularkey said the Titans would also work newcomer Marc Mariani in the slot and have Andre Johnson and Matthews prepared to kick inside if needed.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has been in similar situation before

FRISCO, Texas — The Dak Prescott story seems to start the same way wherever he plays.

“I think,” Prescott said. “I’ve started at every level this exact, same way, unfortunately for those guys: High school, college and now the NFL I’ve become a starter because of injury, unfortunately.”

In addition to the texts with Romo, Prescott heard from other teammates expressing faith in him. Friends from high school and college called as well. He tried to put the phone to the side, but it was hard.

His conversation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was short.

“Just that they had confidence in me; I was the next man up,” Prescott said. “Things happened a lot faster than I think we all expected it, but like I said, they have confidence. Just keeping the person that I am.”

That’s worked well in the preseason. Prescott has completed 39 of 50 passes for 454 yards. He has five touchdown passes and no interceptions. He has two rushing touchdowns as well.

But there is a massive difference between the preseason and regular season. The speed of the game is different. The scope of the game plan is different. New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has creative pressure packages, something Prescott has not seen yet.

Prescott said he prepares like he is the starter. Now he is the starter.

With a compression fracture, the recovery time and determination of return to play is dependent on the nuances of the injury. If the fracture is small and the spinal segment is stable, the recovery can be much quicker than if there is significant bone deformity and associated instability. Stable compression fractures are typically managed non-surgically, as will be the case with Romo.

“He plans on standing for the National Anthem,” Tavarres’ agent, Corey Williams, said in a statement Monday. “Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke’s goal is and will always be to make the Eagles 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl.”

Asked if he advised Tavarres to change his stance, Williams replied: “Yes, I did.”

Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said he almost sat during the anthem ceremony preceding Saturday night’s game against the Colts in Indianapolis, and he had planned to follow through when the Eagles host the New York Jets in their preseason finale Thursday night.

“Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it,” Tavarres said of sitting Saturday night. “And usually I’m front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and that’s since pre-K all the way up. Saturday’s game, I stepped back, I was in the background, and it didn’t feel right to me at all, and so I will be taking a stand — or sitting down — for the fourth game.”

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has created a national conversation for opting not to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” this preseason because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz had an open forum on the topic during a group meeting Monday, according to multiple players. Several people spoke, including Malcolm Jenkins, Leodis McKelvin and Tavarres, one source in attendance said.

“We’ve got an issue in this country in this day and age, and I feel like somebody needs to step up and we all need to step up,” Tavarres said. “We’ve got that right. There’s just a lot going on that people don’t want to talk about, and I feel like us as athletes, we’re looked at as role models. And I feel like with Colin Kaepernick, he’s doing a great job for standing up in what he believes in, and most people may not like that, but that’s his opinion, he’s entitled to it, and I respect him for doing it.”