NaVorro Bowman Jersey trade to Saints was nixed, report says; Raiders could pursue LB

NaVorro Bowman was given a late-career gift last week from the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft: free agency.
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Elite Youth Frederik Andersen Jersey Before the 49ers released the 29-year-old linebacker Friday, they had agreed to a trade with the Saints that would have sent Bowman to New Orleans in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick, according to ESPN. Bowman, though, preferred to choose his destination, per the report.

Lots of teams (are) trying to sign Bowman, a four-time first-team All-Pro selection who has missed 23 games over the last two seasons due to injuries, according to the report, and he will need a few days to make his decision.

ESPN cited the Ravens, Browns and Panthers as teams with which the 49ers discussed a Bowman trade. The Raiders reportedly are expected to have interest, as well.

The NFLPA has 14 days to file its petition for an en banc appeal hearing and Elliott would be allowed to play while the two sides await a court date. The union immediately appealed Goodell’s decision and Elliott was able to play the first five games of the season while awaiting the ruling from the Fifth Circuit.

The Cowboys (2-3) are on their bye this week and don’t play until Oct. 22 against the 49ers. Elliott, who has 393 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 105 carries, and his legal team are hoping he will be on the field at Levi’s Stadium.

We are currently exploring all of our legal options and will make a decision as to what is the best course of action in the next few days,” Elliott’s attorney Frank Salzano said, via ESPN.

If the six-game ban remains in place, Elliott would miss games against the 49ers, Redskins, Chiefs, Falcons, Eagles and Chargers. He would be eligible to return against the Redskins on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Despite the lack of talks, Smart said his preference is to be in Boston into the distant future.

There are a few different paths, but the most likely, I think, goes like this: Andrew Miller comes into the game to get out of the jam, and then stays in to get through the fifth and sixth innings — eight outs, 40 or so pitches. If things work out, the heart of the Yankees’ order will likely be coming up again in the seventh: Righty reliever Bryan Shaw will face Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez, and lefty Tyler Olsen will face either Gardner before them or Greg Bird after, depending on where the lineup happens to be when Miller leaves. In the eighth, Cody Allen enters. He goes the rest of the way, throwing 35 or so pitches.

Griffin was the NFL’s 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year whose career took such a precipitous fall that he spent all of the 2015 season riding the bench in Washington. He’s currently out of the league.

What happened? Griffin’s attempts to reinvent himself in Cleveland were derailed when he suffered a fractured shoulder in the 2016 season-opener against Philadelphia. If his NFL career is over — and it might very well be despite being only 27 years old — at least Griffin went out on a high note as the starter in Cleveland’s only win in 2016 against San Diego.

While league sources indicate the Celtics are interested in an extension, Smart confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report Monday that suggested that neither he nor his agent have received a formal offer from the team yet.

“Me and my agent haven’t heard anything from the Celtics,” said Smart, who pointed out how other players from his draft class have inked big-money extensions. “You’re seeing everybody else’s numbers and things like that, so we’re just kind of waiting.”ravens_008

Aaron Rodgers Jersey shocks the sports world in last-minute win over Cowboys

It was another nail-biter Sunday for Green Bay Packers fans, as they watched their team trail the Cowboys in Dallas with under two minutes to spare.

But the Packers have a secret weapon against the Cowboys — Aaron Rodgers.
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Rodgers used the valuable time driving down the field with ease and eventually throwing an impressive 12-yard TD pass to Davante Adams to seal the deal with 11 seconds remaining.

Final score: Packers 35, Cowboys 31.
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Needless to say, the jaw-dropping win left many in the sports world in awe.

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders, back, (Q), 4:05 p.m. ET: Wait! What? Carr is questionable? It certainly comes as a surprise when Carr was having difficulty walking last Sunday. He was hoping to just get comfortable enough to travel home after being injured on a sack during the game against the Broncos. On Monday, that discomfort was easily explained when Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Carr had a fracture that would sideline him for anywhere from two to six weeks.

Carr actually suffered a transverse process fracture, a break of one of the small, wing-like lateral projections on the vertebrae. The most important feature of this injury is that it is not to a load-bearing structure of the spine, and therefore does not place the athlete at risk if he opts to play while it is still healing. However, that does not discount the pain associated with this injury. There are soft tissue attachments to the transverse processes, making movement such as bending and twisting painful. There is also bruising and swelling that accompany the injury, adding to the discomfort. Typically athletes will begin to feel better within several days, and movement is encouraged to help with the overall rehab process.

Gerald McCoy Jersey says it will be an ‘uproar’ if NFL players are forced to stand during anthem

Gerald McCoy said he plans to stand for the anthem this season, but he doesn’t like the idea of the NFL banning players for kneeling.

The Buccaneers defensive lineman said forcing players to stand will result in an uproar and would be a violation of the First Amendment.

I don’t think guys are gonna like it, McCoy said on Adam Schefter’s Know Them from Adam podcast. I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys wanna have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don’t think it’s right to take that away.
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They’re two of just six teams left with one or fewer losses. Both quarterbacks are off to great starts (Carson Wentz, Cam Newton) and coming off of spectacular games. The Eagles’ third-ranked offense by yards faces the Panthers’ third-ranked defense by yards. Unfortunately, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson was in concussion protocol as of Monday, and they have yet to figure out how to handle his absence.
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Jay Cutler escaped the bulk of the permanent wrath of Miami fans last week with that game-winning drive to beat an equally-inept Titans team led by Matt Cassel. The Dolphins now find out whether Chris Foerster, who put the offensive in offensive line coach, was integral enough to that unit to cause a drop-off with his absence. That they face the Falcons, coming off a bye and a bitter loss to the Bills, should make it all moot.

Rookie DeShone Kizer Jersey was benched for ineffectiveness on Sunday

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Which opened the door for 2016 fifth-round pick Kevin Hogan to seize the team’s quarterback gig. Hogan completed 16 of 19 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, adding 30 yards on four carries. Hogan has thrown the same number of touchdowns as Kizer (three) on 121 fewer attempts this season. Considering Kizer’s extremely poor play this season, it’s fair to say Hogan will get the start at Houston this week. Kizer has completed only 51 percent of his passes, has been off target on one-quarter of his throws and is averaging 5.4 yards per attempt. All are worst in the NFL. It’s likely Kizer will get another look later this year, but he’s well off the fantasy radar. The same can be said for Hogan in Cleveland’s low-scoring offense.

What do the Packers do at running back now that Aaron Jones posted the team’s first 100-yard game of the season? Is he the starter even when Ty Montgomery inevitably returns from broken ribs? Or does coach Mike McCarthy go to a one-two punch? McCarthy actually said he’d rather have a 1 [through] 4 punch, using all four backs on his roster, but that hardly seems feasible. Expect there to be some combination of Jones and Montgomery with a sprinkling of Jamaal Williams when everyone is healthy. — Rob Demovsky
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Everyone has an Achilles’ heel, and you do wonder whether the Chiefs’ aging defense can hold up all season and whether the Carolina offensive line can hold together in front of Cam Newton. But these are the teams in each conference playing the best overall right now, heading into Week 6 matchups against the Pennsylvania teams that both would like to be in that same conversation.

Andrew Luck Jersey injury update: Colts QB to begin practicing this week

Andrew Luck is officially headed back to the practice field.

The Colts quarterback, sidelined since surgery in January to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, will begin taking reps with an eye on returning this month.
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We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week, Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Monday during the team’s radio show. We’ll see how much he gets.
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Although Odhiambo’s status is unclear we’re not sure what that (bruised sternum) means for this week but it’s nothing beyond that,” Carroll said the coach didn’t rule out that Odhiambo could play Sunday against the Rams. Matt Tobin is listed as Odhiambo’s backup at left tackle.

Carroll also updated other injuries Seahawks sustained in Sunday’s win over the Colts:

Rookie running back Chris Carson is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair a really serious high ankle sprain and was placed on injured reserve. Carroll said there is an outside shot that Carson could play later this season (his earliest possible return from IR would be Dec. 3 against the Eagles). In the meantime, Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy will battle for the starting tailback job, Carroll said.

Defensive end Cliff Avril suffered numbness in his hands after his head snapped back when Colts QB Jacoby Brissett’s heel caught Avril in the chin. Carroll said it is unclear how long Avril may be out: Cliff’s got some serious stingers in the game and its going to be a while for us to figure out what he’s got, Carroll said, adding, Don’t have any timeline on that at all but we’re going to take care of him. Frank Clark is expected to move into the starting lineup while Avril is out.

Ryan Mallett Jersey is the backup.

Harsh, yeah, and it’s not Joe Flacco’s fault the Ravens have somehow assembled the league’s most uninspiring offensive supporting cast around him. But until Flacco retires, a persistent issue around the Ravens will be his contract, which went through the roof after he won the Super Bowl for them as a pending free agent with the greatest month of his life.

The contract is the gift that keeps on taking, as Flacco costs $24.55 million against this year’s salary cap, $24.75 million against next year’s and $26.5 million in 2019, which is the first year they could even think about cutting him. And even if they did cut him in 2019, he’d still cost them $16 million in dead money. Which would all be fine … if Flacco had kept playing the way he played during that Super Bowl run. He has not. The Ravens have no reason to have any confidence in any aspect of their offense. Ryan Mallett is the backup.

An added benefit to the Texans’ 445-yard output against the Titans was the methodical precision in which they controlled the line of scrimmage and, by proxy, time of possession. That served as a significant aid to a defense that has performed unevenly thus far, a unit looking to maintain momentum when the Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) visit NRG Stadium on Sunday night.

The Texans (2-2) were ravaged on the ground by Jacksonville in their opener and left vulnerable through the air by the Patriots two weeks later. Sandwiched around those losses were strong defensive performances against the Bengals and Titans, against whom the Texans possessed the ball 19 seconds shy of 40 minutes. Tennessee managed 41 offensive plays, a number that allowed for the Texans to remain fresh defensively throughout the blowout.
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Game Aaron Burbridge Jersey When the offense and defense play complementary football, a term O’Brien is fond of uttering, people tend to get excited. In the midst of preparing for Kansas City, the Texans have also allotted time for dampening the excitement that often follows impressive wins.

Raiders QB Derek Carr Jersey out 2-6 weeks with back fracture

The Raiders were hopeful Derek Carr simply had back spasms.

After further evaluation on Monday, it was revealed the Raiders quarterback has a transverse process fracture and will miss multiple games.

It could be as short as two weeks — it could be longer, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Monday, adding Carr could miss up to six weeks. When he can come back, he’ll come back.

The transverse process fracture is the same injury that ended the career of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Carr was injured during the third quarter of Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Broncos when he got a knee in the back from Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis as Carr was falling to the turf. EJ Manuel finished Sunday’s game and will start Oakland’s Week 5 game against the Ravens.

What has gone right: A team that generated preseason media chatter about an 0-16 season didn’t buy in after losing its first two games. Miami and Jacksonville could only muster one offensive touchdown apiece in Jets victories.

What has gone wrong: The overall state of the passing game is such that the Jets can’t afford to fall behind by too much and realistically expect a comeback. New York’s defense is allowing 165.5 rushing yards a game.

What’s next: New York’s unexpected two-game winning Authentic Nat Moore Jersey streak is bad news for Jets fans hoping the team would tank this season to secure better odds of landing a franchise quarterback in the 2018 draft. A 3-2 record is realistic with Cleveland next on the docket before a likely Datone Jones Womens Jersey return to earth with a Week 6 game against New England.

Giants rookie Evan Engram Jersey flagged for crotch grab after TD

Elite Logan Couture Jersey Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram channeled his inner Michael Jackson on Monday night after scoring his first NFL touchdown.

The Ole Miss product grabbed his crotch after the 18-yard pass from Eli Manning, a move that remains banned under the league’s celebration rules.

Evan Engram scores first career TD but picks up unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. He grabbed his crotch w/his left hand during celebration.
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Along with the penalty, the move will likely earn Engram a fine from the NFL. The league fined Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for grabbing his groin in 2015.

Before the officiating crew decided to take center stage, though, this was an interesting game and a bit of a reality check for the Broncos’ offense under Trevor Siemian. Siemian had stretches during the first two weeks where he looked like a franchise quarterback, but he also threw two picks and had a would-be pick-six dropped by the Chargers early in the opener. While linebacker Ramon Humber dropped one would-be interception, the Bills generally weren’t as forgiving. A scrambling Siemian tried to force a second-and-long pass over the middle of the field in the shadow of his end zone, and it didn’t work.

The Broncos survived the E.J. Gaines pick, thanks to a holding penalty and a sack of Taylor, but they weren’t as lucky the second time around. Siemian was again under pressure, this time on the edge of the red zone, and tried to throw a pass away off his back foot and instead only found impressive rookie Tre’Davious White. The Broncos were in a favorable spot on the Buffalo 24-yard line with 11 minutes to go. Instead, with the ensuing drive including the Miller penalty, the Bills ran more than seven minutes off the clock before kicking a field goal to stretch their lead to 10.

Backup QB AJ McCarron Jersey tells Bengals fans to ‘ride with’ Andy Dalton

Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron passionately defended Andy Dalton on Monday, imploring fans to show the starter their support despite Cincinnati’s 0-2 start and struggles on offense.

Dalton and the team were booed often during the first two games, and one fan threw something at the QB at the end of the Bengals’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

The Bengals, who have yet to score a touchdown through two games, have fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and replaced him with Bill Lazor.
Elite Youth Matt Carpenter Jersey I wish people in this city would back him and go with it, McCarron said. Listen, I think I’m a great quarterback, and I think he’s an unbelievable quarterback. I love him to death. But he’s our quarterback. Stop making it into something else. It’s not into something else. Ride with him. Trust the team. Trust the process. And trust what we are trying to do. And be a fan of who is playing.

Manning was 22 for 32 for 239 yards for New York, while Stafford was 15 for 21 for 122 yards. The NFL’s highest-paid player threw for four touchdowns in Detroit’s season-opening victory against Arizona.

Game Womens T. J. Jones Jersey Lions SS Tavon Wilson (shoulder) left in the second half. … The Giants lost starting RT Bobby Hart on the opening series. LG Justin Pugh moved to tackle and Brett Jones replaced him. Giants also played without starters MLB B.J. Goodson (lower leg) and CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle-hand). Backup LB J.T. Thomas (groin) was ruled out early in the second half.

The Giants held a halftime ceremony to honor the 10th anniversary of their 2007 Super Bowl championship team. Coach Tom Coughlin and Hall of Famer Michael Strahan brought the Lombardi Trophy onto the field. New York beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the title game.