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Leonard Fournette Jersey is exactly who we hoped he would be

Leonard Fournette is exactly who we thought and hoped he would be.

He is an angry, ferocious, shifty, and extremely productive back. He creates positive yardage even when the hole isn’t there. And, more importantly, he falls forward when completing his runs.

Chris Ivory Game Jersey Gronk learned to interact with the broader world around him all while honing his skills as an elite catcher of touchdowns. The dude has come a long way, but he’s had to learn so much about how to be a person that sometimes he still short-circuits. And tweets things like this:

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The reason I’m telling you Gronk’s origin story (which everybody already knows) is because on Sunday, the second-most significant moment of his life occurred: Gronk caught a pass from his best friend Tom Brady for his 69th touchdown in the National Football League.

For those of you who have better things to do than make juvenile jokes with other sportswriters on Twitter all day long, let me explain to you why this is so significant. Sixty-nine is a sex joke, and we’re all 13-year-olds, so whenever your phone battery is at 69 percent, or it’s 69 degrees out, or your bill comes to $69.69, you’re supposed to say, nice. Gronk thinks 69 jokes are particularly funny, so when he got to 68 touchdowns last year, everyone was like, Oh, this next one is gonna be good.

And then he took a particularly nasty hit from Earl Thomas, ruptured a disk in his back, and had to have surgery. The NFL world groaned — not only was this terrible news for Patriots fans, but football fans across the country would have to wait at least a season for Gronk to hit his magic number.

Well, folks, the wait was worth it. Delayed gratification is a thing, and the definition is: Gronk’s 69th touchdown, which he caught in the Patriots’ Sept. 17 game against the Saints.

NFL weather forecast 2017, Week 2: Warm in the east, cool in the west

Another quiet weather map across the United States for week two games in the NFL. Warm temperatures will be what many teams in the east will deal with as a few showers and storms are possible across the central part off the country. The western U.S. has cooler temperatures but Seattle will feature a few rain showers Sunday afternoon.

A source told Mortensen the MRI did not reveal any damage to Bradford’s knee, but scans do not provide a clear picture on a knee that’s undergone multiple surgeries. Bradford was listed as questionable on the Miami Dolphins’ Week 2 injury report.

On the other hand, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported that Bradford would be a game-time decision. Minnesota worked him out during the pregame to decide if he’ll play or not, and the team didn’t feel confident about his health.

Bennett’s story lined up with Rodgers’. “I didn’t see the guy. I was running my route,” Bennett said via ESPN. “He ran into me. It was incidental contact. I didn’t see him. I was looking back for the ball. I was running a flat route, so I don’t know. I’m not a referee.”

Per Pro Football Focus, Flowers has allowed six pressures in 78 pass-blocking snaps this season, a pass-blocking efficiency rate of 92.9. It’s no consolation to Giants fans weary of watching Flowers flail as rushers zoom by, but Flowers is actually 44th of 71 tackles graded by PFF. So, it could be worse. Problem is, when Flowers gets beat, He really GETS BEAT. And it is really ugly.14

Richard Sherman Jersey (hamstring) expected to play against 49ers

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Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman is listed as questionable because of a hamstring injury but is expected to play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, according to the Seahawks.
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Ted Ginn Jr. was expected to be a major beneficiary of Willie Snead’s three-game suspension, but the field-stretcher has registered only seven catches for 77 yards on 11 targets during the team’s first two games. Ginn has been on the field for 61 of the Saints’ 84 pass plays, but he is behind both Michael Thomas (81) and Brandon Coleman (69) in the category. On the plus side, Ginn trails only Thomas (17) and Alvin Kamara (12) in targets and is always going to be a threat for a long touchdown, especially in New Orleans’ high-scoring offense. He’s barely worth flex consideration, however, against Carolina this week.

Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: This represents the 18th time in Brady’s career that he has scored at least 30 fantasy points in a game. That’s the second-most such performances by any player, behind only Drew Brees’ 20. Remarkably, Brady’s game could have looked much different depending on how things played out, as he could have had as many as two additional passing touchdowns if not for a drop by Rob Gronkowski and an underthrown pass, and he could have had two interceptions if not for those plays being called back by penalties. Brady was the most-started quarterback of Week 2, active in 97.5 percent of ESPN leagues, and with good reason. There was little cause to doubt his ability after the opener, and this should silence any doubters.

LA activist arrested for organizing Colin Kaepernick Jersey protest outside of Rams game

Before the LA Rams home opener during Week 1 of the NFL season, dozens of organizers blocked traffic entering the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which led to the detainment of one prominent South LA activist.

Najee Ali, the political director for the LA Chapter of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, was placed in handcuffs during the rally. The knee-in protests — which Ali and others began during the preseason and continued during the home opener, along with a boycott of NFL games and products — started before noon on the West Coast and ended around 1:30 pm.

Jonathan Bernier Limited Jersey Foster immediately grabbed for his lower right leg, and Niners medical personnel rushed to him. Foster’s teammates huddled around him and fans chanted his name as he was taken off the field by cart. Although the injury was initially announced as a leg ailment and Foster was deemed questionable to return, the diagnosis was later changed to an ankle issue and Foster was declared out for the game.

The Niners conducted X-rays on Foster’s ankle and tibia, all of which showed no fracture. He soon returned to the sideline in full uniform and was seen testing the ankle by putting weight on it as a 49ers trainer observed.
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Foster lobbied to return to the game, but the Niners declined, and he spent the second half watching from the sideline in uniform without shoulder pads.

I wanted to get back out there, Foster said. You know how injuries occur, and as a couple of hours or a couple of minutes pass by, you start getting that feeling back, so you can finish the game. But the Niners being the Niners, they’re trying to protect their players.

Vegas police union asks Roger Goodell Jersey to act on Michael Bennett’s ‘false allegations’

The Las Vegas police union released a two-page letter Thursday that it said it sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to take appropriate action against Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett for what the union called obviously false allegations against our officers.
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The letter stems from a note Bennett posted on social media Wednesday in which he said LVPD officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time following the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight last month.
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LVPD Detective Steve Grammas, president of the Las Vegas Police Protection Association, wrote, in part: On behalf of the rank and file members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I request that you conduct an investigation, and take appropriate action, into Michael Bennett’s obvious false allegations against our officers. While the NFL may condone Bennett’s disrespect for our American Flag, and everything it symbolizes, we hope the League will not ignore Bennett’s false accusations against our police officers.

The area around EverBank Field did have some flooding on Monday but the water had receded by Tuesday afternoon. The stadium itself, which sits roughly a half-mile from the St. Johns River, did not flood and suffered no external damage.

The only way to compare Matt Ryan and Mike Glennon is their tall, lanky frames and big arms. Otherwise, Atlanta’s current QB is the reigning NFL MVP, and Tampa Bay’s former QB is a good early bet to lead the league in interceptions if he somehow starts ahead of Mitchell Trubisky all season. The Falcons’ defense won’t be thinking 28-3, but rather how much better it can be under Dan Quinn in Year 3 with so much young speed. You can bet Atlanta will pick on Chicago, taking it out on its first opponent since the Super Bowl. Falcons win 34-13 and cover the spread.

Cardinals RB David Johnson to have wrist surgery, miss 2-3 months

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson will have surgery on his left wrist and will miss two to three months, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

The Cardinals are placing Johnson, who suffered the injury in Sunday’s 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions, on injured reserve with a chance to return this season, a source told Schefter.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected as well as the countless numbers of first responders and everyone who is working so selflessly to keep our community safe.”

Hurricane Irma made landfall Sunday in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm, the first Category 4 to make landfall in the U.S. since 2004.

The storm, which was nearly the size of Texas, brought hurricane-force winds to Naples, Miami and Palm Beach, all the way up to Tampa and Orlando, with record floods in Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah.

So far, at least seven deaths have been reported in Florida and Georgia. Approximately 6.7 million Floridians are currently without power. According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 6.3 million Floridians had been ordered to evacuate in what is believed to be one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S. history.bears_005-223x223

Chuck Pagano Authentic Jersey forgot which team the Colts played, but he knew they got their ‘asses kicked’

Chuck Pagano didn’t have a very good day in a 46-9 loss to the Rams. His Colts were thorough unprepared, despite, oh, six weeks and four preseason games to iron out the most basic football things.
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Maybe the Colts spent the week preparing to play the 49ers, who they’ll face later this season. Did you see the way they played? That would at least make it slightly less embarrassing.

There’s a real good chance Pagano will be the first coach to get fired this season. Then again, his boss is Jim Irsay, so maybe not!

Kareem Hunt was the breakout star of Week 1, posting 246 yards from scrimmage, which was the most ever for a player making his NFL debut. Hunt registered 17 carries and five targets on 37 snaps. Charcandrick West (22 snaps, 2 touches) was very busy, as well, and actually trailed Hunt by only one in pass routes (17 to 16). This was more of a committee than it appeared, and if that continues, it will certainly limit Hunt’s fantasy upside.

That said, the lead back in Andy Reid’s offense is often a fantasy star, and Hunt has looked like exactly that so far in his career. He’s best viewed as a back-end RB1 against a tough Eagles defense in Week 2.

Hunter Henry was shut down in Week 1. The second-year tight end was on the field for only 23 snaps and wasn’t targeted. It’s a surprising development following Henry’s strong rookie campaign and offseason reports that suggested he’d play a larger role this season. Henry was on the field quite a bit early on, but disappeared with the Chargers behind on the scoreboard.

Antonio Gates, meanwhile, continued as the team’s primary receiving tight end and picked up three targets on 39 snaps. Henry — and the entire Chargers offense — will have better days when not facing arguably the league’s best defense. He’s a fringe starting option against Miami in Week 2.
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Ezekiel Elliott Jersey practicing in preparation for playing Week 1

With his eligibility to play beyond Week 1 against the New York Giants in question, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was on the practice field on Wednesday for the only padded practice of the week.

One thing is you can’t turn the ball over, Dalton said. Turnovers usually decide the game. Other than that, you’ve got to hit big plays on them. That’s one thing we’ve been able to do in some of the games we’ve won. When we needed to make a play, we made it, and it allowed us to score in the fourth quarter to win.

The teams split their regular-season meetings last season, with the home team winning each time.

Elite Womens Delano Hill Jersey Ironically, we are playing the team we ended with last year, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. They’re a very strong football team that’s put together well. They’re familiar, but they have new players as well.

Authentic Kids Sean Smith Jersey While most other teams are just moving their existing uniform designs to Nike’s new template, the Lions are the one NFL club with a completely new uniform design this season. It’s not perfect (putting the team name in the sleeve stripe doesn’t work at all), but it’s definitely an upgrade over their previous set, particularly with the return of the blue road pants and the removal — finally! — of all the extraneous black trim.

Additional info and photos are available here and here, and there’s a more detailed Uni Watch assessment of the new uniform set here.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz: Criticism over handling of QB C.J. Beathard Authentic Jersey ‘offensive’

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Tuesday defended himself against allegations from former ESPN and ABC analyst Ed Cunningham that Ferentz had endangered the health of quarterback C.J. Beathard in the 2017 Outback Bowl.

Nearly a dozen Browns players knelt in a circle and prayed in silent protest during the anthem before a preseason home game Aug. 21 against the New York Giants. A smaller group of players placed hands on the shoulders of their kneeling teammates.

Tanner Kero Game Jersey A team spokesman issued a statement at halftime that said the organization has a profound respect for the national anthem, the U.S. flag and those who serve in the military.

We feel it’s important for our team to join in this great tradition and special moment of recognition, at the same time we also respect the great liberties afforded by our country, including the freedom of personal expression, the statement said.

Dan Nemeth, president of the Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees Local 1975, said he had a similar reaction to Loomis’. He told Cleveland.com that he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and finds it hypocritical for Browns management to say it supports the military while allowing players to kneel during the anthem.

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He quickly cracked a wry smile.

The Bengals are marking their 50th season with a new jersey patch. Interestingly, it’s one of the newfangled synthetic patches, not a traditional embroidered design. These modern patches have been worn in the Super Bowl, but this appears to be the first time an NFL team has worn one for a standard season-long patch.

Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm, and catastrophic damage is possible in the Florida Keys and southern Florida this weekend as a second storm has formed behind it.

He quickly cracked a wry smile. Talking trash is part of the game, but it’s all love when you’re from the Town.

Usher’s other two accusers — a man and a woman — have so far chosen to remain anonymous.

During a press conference in early August, Sharpton said she was at an Usher concert when she was 19. It was her birthday and she was wearing a crown, so apparently she got noticed by some of his people.

“I was selected to go backstage before the show,” she said at her press conference. She was told that Usher had seen her backstage and asked for her number. After the concert, she said she returned to her hotel and got a call from Usher, asking for her hotel and room number. He arrived a half hour later. They talked for a while, then had “sexual contact,” Sharpton said.raptors_003