Sunday’s Jaguars-Texans game to be played in Houston

Jaguars owner Shad Khan was happy to trade games with the Texans this season following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately for the Texans they will not have to relocate for their matchup in Week 1.

The Texans announced Monday that Sunday’s game against Jacksonville will be at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Irvin was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but after the police investigated the incident and handed it over to Broward County, the district attorney’s office decided not to charge Irvin citing a lack of evidence.

As a private employer, the NFL can suspend its employees for whatever it sees fit, so the NFL Network analyst could be suspended from his job due to the league’s personal conduct policy.

The NFL, of course, can suspend its players, but it has also disciplined others involved in the league. Colts owner Jim Irsay was suspended six games and fined $500,000 after pleading guilty to a DUI charge in 2014, for instance.

“The fired GM himself is typically going to have a poor win-loss record, so it’s hard for the owner to sell to his fan base and organization,” he said. “It turns into a situation where the GM is almost singularly responsible for what happened and went poorly.

“It’s a lot easier to say, ‘He was a bad GM,’ without any credence to the circumstances and the (front-office) and coaching staff influence on what may or may not have happened.”
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Rashard Higgins Jersey went from the practice squad last week to leading the Browns in receiving in Week 2.

Mens Dede Westbrook Jersey Higgins caught seven of his 11 targets for 95 yards against Baltimore. He was on the field for 43 of the team’s 50 pass plays. A fifth-round pick last year, Higgins was active for all 16 of the team’s games as a rookie but was targeted only 12 times. With Corey Coleman injured and Kenny Britt struggling, Higgins very well could enter Week 3 as the team’s top wideout. Higgins’ production at Colorado State was off the charts, which made him a very intriguing prospect in last year’s draft. He’s well worth targeting on waivers this week.

The Bears are razor thin at wide receiver right now, especially until Markus Wheaton (finger) gets back on the field. Wright picked up 10 targets against Tampa Bay. He’s a name to keep on the radar if you play in a deep league with PPR scoring. The focus in Chicago is really about the two running backs (Jordan Howard and Cohen), but Wright is a serviceable flex option, especially in 14- or 16-team leagues.

Sometimes the best moves in fantasy football are the sooner-than-needed moves. Dorsett might not be a player you feel comfortable using anytime soon, but I’ve got my eyes on him as the Patriots work to integrate him into the offense more. He’s a former first-round pick with exceptional speed. They’ve already gotten creative with him (he had a Week 2 rushing attempt, for example) and Tom Brady seems to have taken to him quickly. He’s a deep-league stash add who could eventually become the team’s third receiver, pending the health of Danny Amendola.
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Marshawn Lynch’s numbers (19 touches, 92 yards) in his Raiders’ debut in the team’s 26-16 Week 1 win at Tennessee were above average. His presence alone in Oakland’s backfield? It was immeasurable.

Thanks to young gun Derek Carr, the Raiders broke out as a playoff team last year. To turn the corner into AFC title contender, they needed a little more moxie.

The Texans’ final preseason game, originally scheduled for Thursday in Houston against the Cowboys, initially was moved to Arlington, Texas, because of conditions in Houston but then was canceled altogether Wednesday morning.

The Texans returned Wednesday to Houston from Dallas-Fort Worth, where players and personnel had been since Sunday because of the storm.

Game Womens DeShone Kizer Jersey In lieu of the preseason game, the Cowboys say they will practice from 6-7:30 p.m. local time while also conducting a telethon to raise money for flood relief. The practice, closed to the public, and telethon will be carried live on local TV.

During the practice, fans are encouraged to call in and speak directly to current members of the Cowboys team, who will be accepting donation pledges, the team said in its announcement. Dallas Cowboys alumni will also be manning the phones.

J.J. Watt already has been a big winner off the field in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but you can bet he’s been itching to get back on the field and inspire Houstonians even more. This game is all about defense, as Watt adds to a terrorizing Texans group and the Jags jump to another level. There’s no way Watt lets up on Blake Bortles in the most important opener in franchise history. Texans win 23-10 and cover the spread.
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T.J. Watt Jersey arrival puts Steelers back in ‘Blitzburgh’ mode

T.J. Watt sat in front of a bunch of discarded black-and-gold shoulder pads as reporters continued to crowd his spot in the visitor’s locker room at First Energy Stadium.

Watt, the Steelers’ first-round pick last April, was Mr. Popular after an impressive debut that included two sacks and an interception. The Steelers defeated the Browns 21-18 on Sunday, and the defense flashed with seven sacks of Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer.
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So Blitzburgh is back, right? Not if you ask Watt. He sat with a cut-off Steelers shirt, arms crossed, fluctuating between a playful and serious tone. If the reporters eat this up, then how do you think the diehard Steelers fans feel about now?

Other players besides Berry possibly could make the play he did to stop Mike Gillislee on fourth-and-one after the Rob Gronkowski touchdown was overturned on replay in the first quarter. Someone else could make that kind of play, that can wrench momentum in the other direction and light a badly-needed fire under the rest of the team. Maybe. The Chiefs have playmakers on defense. But none exactly like him.
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Presuming he’ll be around the team, his inspirational nature will help the Chiefs keep their heads up. Reid said he told Berry he can get started on his coaching career now.” His return from Hodgkin’s lymphoma is well-known and recognized. He brings that and more to everything he does around the team. But they’ll miss him badly on the field. Yes, that’s almost too obvious to repeat, but it can’t be emphasized enough.

The whole AFC landscape had changed for a few hours Thursday. It changed again Friday, even as inevitable as the news was. The Patriots, Raiders, Steelers, Broncos and the other hopeful contenders saw an unforeseen obstacle. How much of that obstacle is still in place is now a wild guess, at least until the Chiefs’ next game.

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Riley Bullough, LB: Bullough is probably not going to make it, even though the coaching staff loves how competitive he is. Mike Smith pretty much said it out loud this week.

We saw Cam Newton take the field for the first time since his shoulder surgery, and though he was only in the game for one series, he looked sharp, hitting Kelvin Benjamin for a 9-yard touchdown to cap off that drive.

Chad Henne got the start for the Jaguars over Blake Bortles, and Henne was … OK. Henne completed 8 of 14 passes for 72 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Bortles still got plenty of work in the second half, and he was … OK, too. He went 12-of-16 for 125 yards, a touchdown and a pick.

We got our first look at Jay Cutler in a Dolphins uniform, and he looked great, actually. He had 105 yards and a touchdown on just five completed passes. Matt Moore, on the other hand, completed fewer than half of his passes and had two picks and no touchdowns. If this is a quarterback competition in Miami, it’s in name only.

This Goff is unquestionably better, even allowing for how awful the Colts looked. He also gets a relatively easy slate of defenses to start the year, given that the Rams will face Washington, the 49ers and the Cowboys during the first quarter of the season. It’s too early to say that Goff has turned things around and will deliver on the promise he held coming out of college, but this was the first time Goff looked like a viable professional quarterback in the NFL. That alone is progress.steelers_127

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New Orleans Saints right tackle Zach Strief suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee, a source confirmed Tuesday, when he left Monday night’s 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings late in the first half.

Typically, that can be about a four-week injury, which means Strief could be out through the Week 5 bye, at least.

It’s a big blow to the New Orleans offense, which began the year without starting left tackle Terron Armstead, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.

The Ravens were hoping Woodhead was going to be a catalyst for the NFL’s No. 21 scoring offense from a year ago, especially based on his only drive with Baltimore. In six snaps, he caught three passes for 33 yards (picking up first downs on each one) and ran the ball once for 4 yards.

This isn’t the first time Woodhead dealt with this injury this year. He was sidelined for the last two preseason games because of an issue with his hamstring.

Staying healthy has been a problem for Woodhead. He has missed 27 games over the previous three seasons. A torn ACL ended his season last year with the Chargers after two Kenneth Acker Youth Jersey weeks.

The injury to Woodhead left the Ravens with two healthy running backs: Terrance West and Buck Allen. Baltimore can promote one of two running backs on the practice squad — Alex Collins and Jeremy Langford — to fill Woodhead’s roster spot. Receiver Michael Campanaro also DeMarre Carroll Youth Jersey could be a candidate to help out out of the backfield.

Pats acquire WR Phillip Dorsett Authentic Jersey from Colts for QB Jacoby Brissett

Authentic Rodney Stuckey Jersey The New England Patriots traded quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett on Saturday.
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The Colts are uncertain about quarterback Andrew Luck’s status for Week 1 after offseason shoulder surgery. Scott Tolzien is expected to start if Luck isn’t able to play against the Los Angeles Rams.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Dorsett was a 2015 first-round draft choice of the Colts (29th overall). He has played in 26 regular-season games (seven starts), totaling 51 catches for 753 yards and 3 touchdowns.

They were a 13-point favorite against the New York Giants in the Super Bowl and were laying double digits in essentially every game, Kunovic told ESPN. They would have to be doubles again. That 2007 team had one of the best offenses in NFL history.

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We don’t know what [the 2017 team] is yet, and Randy Moss was the best WR this side of Jerry Rice, Kessler said of the ’07 team.

But for both Lane and Anders, the prospect of making money anywhere near the equivalent of McGregor, or even a player on an NFL practice squad, is far on the horizon. Couple that with the danger of stepping into a cage across from another man aiming to injure and MMA is a road that still doesn’t draw many former football players.

A new company is giving fans the opportunity to wear a new jersey each week — by renting them.

The Bengals have also broken out the Flyswatter — and not a moment too soon. In addition to scrapping the Flywire, they’ve rid themselves of the neck roll format on their black jersey, with the orange trim now extending all the way around the collar — a big upgrade.

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The defense, by contrast, is suffering. Rookie Jarrad Davis is one of just two homegrown first-rounders in the starting lineup, and the other is Ezekiel Ansah, who missed all of training camp with an ankle injury. The Lions have question marks at every level of their defense, which finished last in DVOA in 2016. If the Lions can get their defense to take a modest step toward respectability, their offense could carry them into the postseason.
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Connor Brown Kids Jersey Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t taking his recent injury lightly.

The Giants wide receiver is considering buying a hefty insurance policy if he and the team are unable to agree on a contract extension before the regular season starts, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.
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Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned following the backlash last year for kneeling during the anthem in protest against police brutality and racial injustice. However, other players around the league have begun to echo his protest this season in light of the violent white nationalist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s controversial comments that followed.

Browns coach Hue Jackson recently said he prefers his players not to partake in the protest, though more than 10 members of his squad kneeled before Monday’s game against the Giants in the largest demonstration since it all began last preseason.

There are football reasons why Big Ben makes the list, as well. Since early in his career, Roethlisberger has been accused of being a drama king — by former Ravens linebacker Bart Scott, for instance, and former Ravens coach Brian Billick — for publicly discussing various injuries he has sustained.

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The quarterback competition in Jacksonville has reached the point where even the team’s flagship radio station was willing to ask Jaguars owner Shad Khan whether he would approve the addition of Colin Kaepernick.

Khan told 1010XL before Thursday night’s latest Blake Bortles-Chad Henne preseason nightmare that he wouldn’t be adverse to such a move. Such a decision would ultimately be made by top football executive Tom Coughlin, who has thus far shown no known interest in pursuing Kaepernick or any other free-agent passer.

The 2017 New England Patriots are good enough to put all of us NFL contrarians in our places. Sporting News, just like every other sports publication on earth, is picking the Patriots to win Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4, 2018. To pick against them to repeat would make us certifiably insane.

There’s NFL parity, and then there are the Patriots. In 2017, it would be a major upset if New England, which has been to an unprecedented six straight AFC championship games, does not make it a lucky seven. This could be the last run for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick together, much to the hope of other AFC hopefuls.

Since the preseason, Kaepernick has been under fire for kneeling during the national anthem to protest what he sees as the oppression of black people in the United States. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has stressed it isn’t a barb at the military, but an effort to bring more awareness to racism in America.
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