Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons AWOL, not expected to play against Chargers

Game Kids Le’Raven Clark Jersey Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons reportedly won’t play against the Chargers today after several mysterious reports surfaced Sunday morning.

Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Timmons went AWOL yesterday and team been trying to find him, was found today and team trying to get more info.

While Timmons has reportedly been found, the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reports he is not expected to play against the Chargers. Salguero tweeted, Something angered him. He’s not with team. Dolphins know where he is.

Salguero added that Timmons had not been arrested or run afoul of law.

After spending the first 10 seasons of his career with the Steelers, Timmons, 31, signed a two-year, $12-million contract to join the Dolphins this season.

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: His heroics led his team to a stunning 36-33 victory, with his 35.72 fantasy points good for the fourth-best total in any of his 239 career NFL games. Started in 94.2 percent of ESPN leagues, Brady now has 77.2 fantasy points through three games this season, his third most through three team games of any season behind only 2011’s 88.18 (he finished with 366.30) and 2015’s 78.58 (he finished with 344.70). Reminder: Brady is 40 years old, and he’s already 27.2 percent of the way to Brett Favre’s all-time record of 283.58 fantasy points (2009) in a player’s age-40 season or older. Brady is on pace for 411.63 fantasy points.

Game Kids Datone Jones Jersey Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: So much for sweating over Tarik Cohen’s emergence. Howard, who scored the winning touchdown in overtime, finished with a career-best 31.4 PPR fantasy points, and his 26.4 non-PPR fantasy points were his second-best total behind only his 29.7 of 2016 Week 13.

There weren’t a whole lot of Bengals highlights in this one.

No Patriot had ever run for four touchdowns in the first two games of the season, let alone his New England career. Gillislee did that in six quarters. New England may miss LeGarrette Blount’s 250-pound frame on fourth-and-1 situations, but the former Bill is doing an admirable job of replacing him at the goal line.

ANd it was apparent when he talked to the press, telling reporters I didn’t sign up for nine snaps. He won’t be happy with Sunday’s performance either. The future Hall of Famer gained only 26 yards on eight carries as his team lost its second straight.
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Clowney took the ball down to the 20-yard line, and the Texans soon got their first points of the game with a field goal.

Unfortunately for Ross, he wasn’t able to get a second chance at glory like Kareem Hunt did last week.

If there was going to be one though, you had to figure it was going to come from A.J. Green.

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The Falcons were less than sharp in their season opener, but they did enough to eke out a 23-17 win over the Chicago Bears on the road. Matt Ryan, coming off an MVP campaign, threw for 321 yards and a touchdown in the victory. The big highlight was tight end Austin Hooper laying down a mean stiff-arm during an 88-yard touchdown catch.

The Packers are coming off a gritty 17-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Aaron Rodgers got all he could handle against the Legion of Boom, but the Packers’ defense stepped up to shut down Russell Wilson and Seattle’s running game. That defense will have another tough test against the Falcons, who smoked them for 493 total net yards in the 44-21 NFC Championship loss.

It should be an electric atmosphere in the Falcons’ new home, with two teams looking to build off 1-0 starts and get back into the postseason. It would not be surprising at all if they meet in January once again.

Colts reportedly name Jacoby Brissett Week 2 starter against Cardinals

After a disastrous showing in Week 1 against the Rams in which the Colts lost 46-9, Jacoby Brissett has been named the starter for Week 2 against the Cardinals, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The decision isn’t official, however. Head coach Chuck Pagano declined to say whether Brissett or Scott Tolzien would start against the Cardinals this week, according to the team’s official website. But starting Brissett makes sense.

Why did the Colts do this? Scott Tolzien had a nightmare of a game in Week 1. Tolzien threw two pick-sixes, and nearly a third had it not been for Donte Moncrief committing a facemask that prevented Tolzien from tying the NFL record for a single game. Tolzien finished the game 9-of-18 with 128 yards and two interceptions. He was also sacked four times.

For a while it felt like the Eagles were going to make a statement. They were going to beat the Chiefs, who were riding high after blowing out the Patriots. It didn’t even matter that Carson Wentz threw a terrible pass, because it landed in Zach Ertz’s hands.

The Eagles lost in Kansas City, but that was an away game. Surely it couldn’t apply to home, right? The Phillies hosted the A’s and in the top of the sixth Joey Wendle blasted a grand slam to put the visitors up 6-3.

Not you too, Flyers! Sure, it was only NHL preseason — but not like this, not like this. Much like their fellow Philly sports teams, the Flyers gave up a late lead and ended up losing in overtime.

I’m sorry Philly, but even you have to be able to laugh at what a tragic eight minutes this was. It’s okay, because a hero is waiting in the wings …nike_redskins_1599-223x223

Jaguars fan belly flops into kiddie pool full of mayonnaise during tailgate

This is a figurative and literal nightmare. Every crevice of his body is packed full of emulsified egg food lube, and the crowd is LOVING every second of it. We don’t know if this fan has tickets to the game on Sunday, but if he does we’re just praying he has a way of getting hosed off first. Baking in mayo all day long in the Jacksonville sun sounds like a layer of hell Dante never made it to.

If this is what happens when the Jags are 1-0 things are going to keep getting Authentic Nene Jersey scarier until they lose a game. We’re all for it. You do you, Jags fans.

Update: We learned about how this got started from Alfie Terrance West Womens Jersey Crow, managing editor of SB Nation’s Jaguars blog Big Cat Country.

There’s been an ongoing joke among Jaguars fans that Titans fans eat mayonnaise straight from the jar. This has evolved, morphed and taken on a life of its own. So it wasn’t random, it was calculated — as calculated as diving into a pool of mayo can be.

Former Attorney General of New Jersey Peter Harvey, an independent advisor appointed by the league, spoke to the media via phone about what they learned over the course of the investigation. Harvey said that he came to the conclusion that Elliott had been physically violent toward his former girlfriend.

Elliott’s accuser did cooperate with the league’s investigation into her allegations. She met with league investigators six times. They had concerns with her credibility, but the independent advisors assigned to the investigation found the woman’s version of events credible even when taking into account her false statement to police on July 22 and other inconsistencies.

The letter to Elliott announcing his suspension also noted that a lack of cooperation from Elliott wasn’t a factor. If Elliott had failed to cooperate, his suspension might have been longer.

The Bears have lost nine in a row on the road, going 2-7 ATS during that stretch.

Tampa Bay outgained the Bears by only one yard, 311-310, but Chicago turned it over four times, including two interceptions by Mike Glennon. Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans, and Robert McClain returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown for the Buccaneers.

Another week, another blunder in the fourth quarter for the Chargers. Los Angeles led 17-10 in the third quarter before giving up three consecutive field goals, the last of which came with 1:05 left in the game. Philip Rivers drove the Chargers down the field, only to see kicker Younghoe Koo miss his second FG of the game.

Moss, appearing on 106.7 The Fan, said the perception was that Griffin appeared happy over Shanahan’s ouster after the 2013 season.

When the whole thing went about, we hear that Mike Shanahan’s not coming back the next year, then we hear the quarterback like, ‘Hey. Mm-hmm,’ Moss told The Fan. Like, basically saying that, ‘Hey, you got me out of here not playing last year, the last few games, then that’s what happens. You get fired.’

By that point of their relationship, it was clear an issue existed between the Shanahans — Mike and his son, then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan — and Griffin. It simmered beneath the surface after Griffin’s rookie season, which ended with him tearing his ACL in a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
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So 2014 comes, and Jay Gruden comes in, and he don’t care, Moss told the station. We see that now. He doesn’t care. He don’t care what he says about you, he doesn’t care what he says at you.

The initial six-game suspension stemmed from a domestic violence allegation by Elliott’s former girlfriend in July of 2016.

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The only just decision was to overturn the suspension in its entirety. 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 was never charged by police and the NFL’s lead investigator Kia Roberts reportedly was silenced for recommending no suspension. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly ignored Roberts’ recommendation and instead handed out the six-game ban, writing on Aug. 11 there was persuasive evidence supporting Tiffany Thompson’s allegations of domestic abuse.

The tents made their NFL debut in the 2017 Hall of Fame Game between the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.

Authentic Mens JC Tretter Jersey The NFL officially adopted the practice back in May at the league’s spring meetings.

It’s an opportunity for us to have a better examination because it will ensure privacy for a short period of time, so doctors can go ahead and make the appropriate diagnosis, commissioner Roger Goodell said in May.

While these tents won’t solve the league’s concussion crisis, they will aid doctors and staffers while providing players with the dignity of an evaluation away from prying eyes. Early diagnosis is a major factor in preventing the future injuries that can derail careers and lives. An environment that provides fewer distractions and more latitude for on-the-spot evaluations is a step in the right direction — albeit a small one.

Ben Roethlisberger now uses pump fake as tactic instead of indecision

The pump fake is a major weapon in Ben Roethlisberger’s arsenal now, but when he was a young player he often used the maneuver to literally buy time because he didn’t know what to do.

The Steelers quarterback told Sports Illustrated when he was a younger, he often pump faked because he didn’t know where to go with the ball. He used the pump fake to buy time.

As one Twitter commenter put it quite well, defenses often had trouble figuring out what Roethlisberger was doing with the ball because he often didn’t know what he was going to do himself.

It just goes to show that even the best quarterbacks in the league have needed to develop into Pro Bowl players. In Roethlisberger’s development he learned how to use the pump fake as effectively as any QB in the league. It just took him a while to get to that point.

“Hosting the game is important to us, as Tampa Bay has been through a lot over the past few days,” Bucs chief operating officer Brian Ford said in a statement. “We look forward to providing our fans and the entire region an opportunity to come together this Sunday to kick off our 2017 season.”

Bucs players are starting to trickle back into town now that Tampa International Airport has reopened on a limited basis. Some players and coaches evacuated with the team to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday; others left earlier in the week with their families for other states or rode out the storm.

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Browns’ season begins with a blocked punt, Steelers touchdown

Womens Pavel Bure Jersey The Steelers took a quick 7-0 lead with 12:44 left in the first quarter against the Browns on Sunday after a three-and-out and a blocked punt on their first possession of the 2017 season.

Pittsburgh’s Tyler Matakevich blocked the punt, and Anthony Chickillo recovered it in the end zone for the touchdown. Cleveland was forced to punt after a three-and-out in which DeShone Kizer faced a third-and-23 just two plays into his first start.
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An NFL investigation into player conduct involves several moving parts. The league won’t even begin its inquiry until law enforcement finishes its process and determines whether or not to file charges. For Elliott, that happened when the Columbus City Attorney’s Office declined to pursue charges against him in Sept. 2016.

League investigators interviewed 12 different witnesses, including Elliott and his accuser, and reviewed thousands of text messages and other documents related to the domestic violence allegations. The text messages available to league investigators exceeded what law enforcement had to work with during its initial investigation, according to The Washington Post.

The NFL also reviewed forensic photographic evidence and consulted with two medical experts to determine the timeframe in which Elliott’s accuser’s injuries were likely to have occurred. The NFL said in its letter to Elliott that on three occasions the medical experts agreed photographs of the woman’s injuries looked recent and consistent with her version of what happened.

Rookie K Jake Elliott signed by Eagles with Caleb Sturgis on IR

The Eagles signed kicker Jake Elliott off of the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad and placed kicker Caleb Sturgis on injured reserve.

A rookie out of Memphis, Elliott converted 78 percent of his Authentic Bradley Roby Jersey field goal tries over four seasons at the collegiate level and holds American Athletic Conference records for career points (445) and made field goals (81).

Sturgis suffered a hip flexor injury on the opening kick Sunday against the Washington Redskins and is expected to be out four weeks, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Bengals selected Elliott with one of their fifth-round picks after struggling to fix their kicking game in 2016. Longtime kicker Mike Nugent was released late in the season after he missed six field goals and six PAT
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Freeman was credited with a team-high 10 tackles against the Falcons on Sunday.

After spending four seasons in Indianapolis following a three-year stint in the CFL, Freeman signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Bears with $6 million in guarantees in the spring of 2016. There is no guaranteed money left on Freeman’s deal for the 2018 season.

He was voted one of the Bears’ team captains before Sunday’s game.

Chicago also signed wide receiver Tanner Gentry to the active roster from the practice squad, and released receiver Rueben Randle from injured reserve.

Gentry — an undrafted rookie out of Wyoming — had four catches for 77 yards and one touchdown in the preseason.

The Jaguars and Browns are still floundering and hoping years of futility are going to yield results soon.

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This is the guy so many of you thought got robbed last year, and I hear ya. Brady threw for 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions, racking up 3,554 yards in just 12 games. Extrapolate that to a full season and you get 37 touchdowns, three interceptions and 4,739 yards. That would have been Brady’s third-best touchdown season, best interception season and fifth-best yardage season. The guy is an animal. His team is a juggernaut. You want to tell me you’re worried because he’s 40 years old and we haven’t seen a quarterback perform at his level at that age? Well, until last season, we hadn’t seen anyone do it at 39, either. I’ll wait and see Brady fade out before I bet on it.

It has 4,000 miles of optic fiber, powering everything at the speed of light. In addition to free, fast WiFi throughout, the building has over 2,500 TVs, so fans won’t miss a second.

We’ve got 1,800 wireless access points in the building, Jenkins said. So there’s 1,000 of them in the seating bowl and another 800 in the concourses, so no matter where you are in this building, 70-some-thousand fans will have fast, wireless connectivity. And then whether you’re on WiFi or your on your cell phone with cellular service, we’ll have a distributed antenna system that’s throughout the building, that’ll give you great service through various carriers.

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When Reggie McKenzie first came to Oakland in 2012, the Raiders cut Stanford Routt, Kamerion Wimbley, and John Henderson. The team also renegotiated the contracts of Richard Seymour, Carson Palmer, and Michael Huff, clearing cap space and making all three easy to part with in 2013.

Oakland went 4-12 in 2012 and managed just seven more wins in the next two seasons of the McKenzie era, before finally improving and coming away with 19 wins in the last two.