Bears, Packers teams and fans stand united during national anthem

Packers players asked fans to stand with locked arms during the national anthem before Thursday’s game against the Bears.

The Lambeau Field faithful obliged as CBS and NFL Network cameras panned the crowd.

Green Bay players, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, said in a statement released Tuesday they wanted to present an image of unity.

“It will represent a coming together of players who want the same things that all of us do — freedom, equality, tolerance, understanding, and justice for those who have been unjustly treated, discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly,” the statement read , in part. “You will see the sons of police officers, kids who grew up in military families, people who have themselves experienced injustice and discrimination firsthand, and an array of others all linking together in a display of unity.”

But shaking that off is a lot easier when Carr is there, as opposed to Cook or Manuel.

All of the AFC West’s Big Three are capable of deep runs in the playoffs, but unless something catastrophic happens to the Chiefs at home Monday night against Washington, the Raiders will be on the outside looking in just a month into the season.

They’ll also be the ones most unnerved about their quarterback, which says a lot considering Trevor Siemian is one of the three. Siemian has not done enough wrong for the Broncos to worry about him. He has not been their weak link. The Raiders’ offense has sputtered far more.

It’s still incredibly early for a Raiders team that should be good Cheap Jerseys UK enough to contend — as long as Carr is actually coming back as quickly as the optimistic Del Rio says and is not Cheap Jerseys Sell repeating that horrible nightmare the Raiders thought was over.

Drew Brees found Michael Thomas on a quick out for a three-yard touchdown pass.

Rivers is trying to lead the Chargers to one more playoff run late in his career, and he’s getting no favors from his team owner. The NFL let Spanos walk all over San Diego by walking away from the city.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL team owners may no longer stand for it, but now they can only sit and watch the mess they created that is the 2017 Chargers.

12:38 p.m.: Game over. Saints 20, Dolphins 0

12:21 p.m.: Touchdown. A Drew Brees shovel pass to Alvin Kamara, who scampered through the Miami defense for a 12-yard touchdown, all but put the game away for New Orleans. The score capped an 11-play, 87-yard drive that took 5:41 off the fourth-quarter clock and left just 3:57 for a potential Dolphins comeback. 20-0, Saints

11:58 a.m.: Field goal. A 45-yard field goal by Wil Lutz capped a 12-play, 34-yard drive that took 6:37 off the clock and send the game to the fourth quarter. The drive was saved by a Drew Brees fumble recovery a couple plays prior. 13-0, Saints

11:22 a.m.: Touchdown. Finally. It capped an impressive opening drive of the second half for New Orleans — 11 plays and 77 yards, including a key fourth-down conversion in the form of a Brees quarterback sneak. 10-0, Saints

Preseason predictions clearly aren’t worth the virtual paper Cheap Game Jerseys on which they’re printed, but the 2-2 New York Jets have already won .. well, two more games than a lot of people seemed to think they would. This week, they go to Cleveland to play the Browns, who have won two of their past 31 games. We’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves to imagine a 3-2 Jets team hosting a 2-3 Patriots team Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys on Oct. 15 while holding a share of first place. (The Pats have to drag their tattered defense to Tampa for a Thursday night game this week.)

Martavis Bryant reinstated by NFL after serving year-long ban

The NFL reinstated Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant on a conditional basis in April, and he has met the conditions that prevented him from practicing in training Cheap San Francisco Giants Jerseys camp. The Steelers announced in August that Bryant was allowed to participate fully in practice and was one step closer to being cleared to play in the regular season.

On Friday, he officially completed the final terms of his suspension and was cleared fully.

“So what I do want to do is, I want to start a fundraiser, because I know that these recovery efforts are going to be massive,” Watt said. “I know that there are going to be a whole bunch of people we need to help get back on their feet. I know there’s going to be a lot we need to do to help rebuild.”

Watt set up a fundraiser through YouCaring and set a goal of $200,000. Within two hours, that goal had been met, so Watt raised it to $500,000. The response was overwhelming:

Other members of the Texans organization are getting involved. Owner Bob McNair has pledged $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund on behalf of the team. The NFL Foundation will match the $1 million donation, as will the Patriots.

Head coach Bill O’Brien said via the team’s Twitter account that he hopes Cheap Steelers Jerseys others are spurred to action by the example the Texans are setting. And that’s not all.

Watch Bengals tackle Jake Fisher deposit this poor Colts corner on the sideline

What a wonderful time of the year! The NFL regular season is finally here, and we saw an amazing slate of college football games over the holiday weekend. Because of the large volume of excellent college games this past weekend, this week’s disrespectful blocks are dominated by college linemen. We need to show them some love as well.

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We’ll start this video with an NFL block from Week 4 of the preseason: Bengals at the Colts.

And back in June he became the highest paid player in NFL history. That is, until yesterday, when Matt Stafford got his new deal. I’d say he’s probably a bit more secure of his place in the Raiders’ plans now.

Last season he bounced back a little bit and played in all but one game with seven starts. His statistics also picked up a bit with 33 catches and a 16.5 yards per catch average to go with two touchdowns. Not bad for a number three wide receiver, but again, I’m sure the Colts didn’t envision him as a number three receiver when they selected him.

Dorsett wasn’t the only problem with the Colts offense in the last couple of years. Their offensive line seemed to suck every season, and their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck has been banged up quite a bit too. Heading into this season Luck is coming off shoulder surgery. The word is that he should be healthy early in the season and that the offensive line should be one of the best in recent memory, at least on paper. If Luck is in fact healthy and his line protects him better, that could help everyone else on offense Cheap Orioles Jerseys perform better, but Dorsett will try to capitalize on his athleticism in New England.

T.J. Ward lands with the Buccaneers on a 1-year deal

As expected, safety T.J. Ward was not on the market for long. The Buccaneers signed Ward to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s a $4 million contract with incentives that could earn Ward up to $5 million, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

What happened: The Broncos were trying to shop Ward, but no trade partner emerged and the team cut him on Saturday as they pared the roster down to the 53-man limit. Since he is a vested veteran, he became a free agent immediately. There was plenty of competition for his services.

At least seven teams were interested in signing Ward, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. He had “substantive” talks with three of them but decided on the Buccaneers.

Thursday, Jaycee announced his commitment to the Vols over Alabama and South Carolina.

Joe Horn played 12 NFL seasons with the Chiefs, Saints, and Falcons, though he’s remembered mostly for his time in New Orleans. Horn had 58 touchdowns and nearly 9,000 receiving yards Cheap MLB Jerseys From China in his career. He made four Pro Bowls. He sits 188th on the league’s all-purpose yardage list, with 9,212.

The Bengals are actually on an eight-game playoff losing streak going back to 1990, but the Chiefs also lost eight straight between 1993 and 2013 — including a heartbreaking loss to the Colts for the eighth in that series — before blowing out the Texans in 2015. It’s unusual to see such a Cheap Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys streak under one coach, but there was a time when Peyton Manning couldn’t beat the Patriots in the playoffs or Joe Flacco couldn’t get past the AFC Championship Game. Things change.

The Panthers are the remaining team that has stuck with the old Reebok fabric and tailoring in the Nike era.

They haven’t announced any changes for 2017. They have, however, posted their jersey schedule for the entire season — not just for home games, as several other teams have done. As usual, they’ll be wearing white for many of their home games. The schedule also calls for their blue alternates to be worn Nov. 5 against the Falcons (additional info here):

Janikowski last saw the field in the Raiders’ Cheap Jordan Jerseys China second exhibition game against the Los Angeles Rams, kicking off twice and converting a point-after-touchdown in the second quarter.

Davis, on the other hand, is the type of player that the front office could deal in the offseason to acquire additional prospects. Although home runs aren’t as valuable on the trade market as they were in past seasons, his Major League-leading 79 long balls over the last two years should draw some interest from teams seeking additional pop in their lineups, especially when he isn’t slated to enter unrestricted-free agency for two more years.

In short, it wouldn’t make sense to play musical chairs with Nunez, Olson, Chapman, Healy and Davis next season when the A’s modus operandi is to flip their assets with an eye toward the future.

The Bucs upgraded their safety position this offseason by signing J.J. Wilcox from the Dallas Cowboys and selecting Texas A&M’s Justin Evans with a second-round draft pick. Neither unseated the Bucs’ two returning players at the position — Chris Conte and Keith Tandy, who were expected to start the Cheap Knicks Jerseys season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Texans vs. Cowboys Week 4 preseason game canceled

The final preseason game between the Texans and Cowboys has been canceled, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport. It would have been a home game for the Texans, but was being relocated to AT&T Stadium in Dallas due to the destruction in Houston from Hurricane Harvey.

The Texans released a statement Wednesday saying that the Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale decision was made to return to Houston after authorities found a safe route for the team to travel.

He went right out and got pulled over while driving drunk and told a cop on video that he needed to, and I’m quoting him here, “take a huge shit” two days before the Bucs’ home opener last season.

And thus ended his tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as any chance that he wouldn’t make me look stupid for writing that column.

It’s called Regenokine in the United States and is a variant of the German Orthokine process, which is not approved in the United States. The Stem Cell Institute says that the U.S. ban has to do with blood manipulation and blood storage.

According to the Seattle Times, Bennett will have treatment on his knee that he had surgery on last season. Lockett is still recovering from his tibia and fibula fractures from last season and will receive treatment for that.

Avril is recovering from sports hernia surgery this offseason, Wilhoite has had a calf issue, and Joeckel had knee surgery in 2016. They will all receive treatment on their respective Cheap Jerseys Sale injuries.

Solid guy and I had to keep Kristian from drafting Tim Hardaway Jr. with our first pick.

Kristian: The George Hill pick made sense for our first selection. Here is a veteran leader, competitor, a two-way player and stability at the most important position in basketball. We couldn’t risk letting Seattle get him.

Whitney: Taking Hill first sets the tone of the team. Solid guy and I had to keep Kristian from drafting Tim Hardaway Jr. with our first pick.

Keep in mind that Towns is eligible for an extension next summer that would kick in for the 2019-20 season. Butler can opt out in 2019 and sign a fatter deal. Depending on cap growth and All-NBA berths, he could double his salary. This is all going to pinch Minnesota hard, especially if Glen Taylor remains the owner.

Taylor hasn’t paid luxury tax in a decade. In fairness, Minnesota has been mediocre or worse for more than a decade. There hasn’t really been an opportunity. But it’s unclear how much management will be willing to shell out given its market size.

Let’s point out that Wiggins’ contract isn’t by default the problem here, just as Towns’ contract wouldn’t be the problem in 2019. The $36 million committed to Gibson, Gorgui Dieng, and Cole Aldrich in 2018-19 is a much bigger deal — that’s a third of the salary cap sheet dedicated to rotation big men who can essentially never share the court. You can’t pay two Towns caddies and a back-up that much money when your young Online Cheap Jerseys stars start to get paid at market rate.

Gibson and Aldrich come off the books before Towns’ new deal will kick in (barring extensions), but 2018-19 — with Wiggins’ pay raise — will be awful sticky. This situation also makes one raise an eyebrow at the Rubio trade followed by the Teague signing. Rubio was much, much more affordable than Teague, and quite possibly Patriots Cheap Jerseys a better fit for the roster as a pass-first defender.

This caricature of Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story is friendship goals

Caricatures make great memories, whether it’s from a day on a seaside boardwalk with your family, or a carnival as a teenager, or one of those sidewalk caricature artists who you find in New York City and pay for one to be done because you’re just tipsy enough from brunch still that it seems worth it.

Baseball buddies Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story got one done together in the Rockies’ dugout last month during Family Day celebrations, to solidify their friendship and have a little fun.

This caricature actually seems like a great representation of these two players and their friendship. They’re both smiling, Story’s hair is very accurate, and Blackmon’s beard taking up over half of the page is exactly how it should be.

The only bad thing about this caricature is that it took a month for it to be released to the public so everybody can enjoy it together.

Adrian Beltre has just reached 3,000 hits in the major leagues, and in celebration of his varied, humorous, and never boring career, it’s time to celebrate all the amazing things that have cemented him as one of the most entertaining people in the league at any given moment.

Whether it’s his phobia of people touching his head (he’s serious guys, stop it!), his defensive prowess on the hot corner year after year, or the spontaneous moments in games and in the dugout that give you insight into his Cheap NHL Jerseys personality, Beltre is a non-stop barrel of laughs. Even when he doesn’t mean to be.

To try and get those laughable, unique moments all in one place, this Cheap Official Jerseys is the Adrian Beltre Encyclopedia.

Felix Hernandez and Adrian Beltre’s fake feud never gets old

When Beltre signed with the Rangers, he was coming off a stint in Boston where wide swaths of people seemed to really notice him for the first time. It’s not like he wasn’t a good player during his decade-plus in Los Angeles and Seattle, but it wasn’t the same national Beltre experience as fans know now.

So in going to the Rangers, not only were his antics known and recognized, but he found a partner in crime to share his goofs with and we couldn’t be happier this happened.

Elvis Andrus and Beltre have more fun messing with each other on the field than possibly any other combination of players in the league. Even when they look mad at each other, you can tell it’s in a love way like people who have been friends since childhood.

It might happen during a huddle on the mound or a break during an inning, but the best moments between these two are when they goof off while in the process of making plays. I mean, just look at these two and try not to crack a smile.

While there are baseball friendships all across the league, there isn’t one as present on the diamond as this one. Nor one that adds to the entertainment of the game in quite the same way:

At this point, many people know about Adrian Beltre and Felix Hernandez’s friendship. They’ve been nigh inseparable since they were Cheap Mountain Bike Jerseys teammates in Cheap MLB Jerseys Seattle, and the fun didn’t stop once Beltre left the Pacific Northwest for other markets.