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Darren Sproles Jersey has torn ACL on top of broken arm

In the same play where he broke his arm, Darren Sproles also tore his ACL, ESPN.com reported.

Limited Mens Robin Roberts Jersey Both injuries will require surgery, with the procedure on his arm scheduled for Monday, according to the report. Surgery on his knee will come at a later date.

Sproles’ injuries came in the first half of the Eagles game against the Giants on Sunday when he landed awkwardly after a hit from New York safety Darian Thompson.

Thompson’s foot hit Sproles in the arm, although trainers were examining his knee initially. He was able to walk off the field on his own after the hit.

With both surgeries, the Eagles have placed Sproles on injured reserve. Through Week 3, he had rushed for 61 yards and caught seven passes for 71 yards.

It’s fair to say that the Falcons were probably unlucky to find themselves needing to hold on for dear life inside of two minutes. Matt Ryan was intercepted three times Sunday, and while the first of those three picks was an excellent job by Glover Quin of reading Ryan’s eyes and sprinting nearly all the way from one hashmark well past the other to undercut a Julio Jones in-breaking route for a pick-six, the other two were gifts. Both of Ryan’s other interceptions bounced off an open receiver’s hands and into the waiting arms of Darius Slay. The first set up the Lions on the edge of the red zone for a field goal, and the second cost the Falcons what would have been second-and-1 at the Detroit 10-yard line and likely a minimum of three points.

His final numbers might not have been especially impressive, but Stafford has been playing lights-out so far this season. Some of the throws he made in this game were positively Aaron Rodgers-esque. The league’s highest-paid player sneaked the ball through the tiniest of windows to hit T.J. Jones for a 29-yard completion to start the final drive of the game.
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Marvin Lewis Jersey is six games away from passing Jim E. Mora and becoming the most experienced NFL head coach with zero postseason victories.

Mora coached 231 games with the Saints and Colts, and was 0-6 in the playoffs.

Lewis coached in his 226th game Thursday — all with the Bengals — and is the only coach in NFL history with zero playoffs wins after seven trips.

Elite Womens Eddie Lacy Jersey That alone made him a coach on the hot seat. Finishing the 2016 season with a 6-9-1 record turned it to a boil. But the team’s disastrous start to 2017 means Lewis is a dead man walking unless a truly incredible reversal of fortune is on the way.

Firing Ken Zampese as offensive coordinator appears, for now, to be a rearranging of the chairs on the Titanic.

The problems for the Bengals run deeper and to make the wholesale changes necessary, the franchise will need a new man in charge.

I like this play because it shows a young quarterback isn’t going to panic. Watch Siemian just slowly drift to the left, no panic, and fire the ball on the move for a first down. It’s very subtle how he’s moving in the pocket, but he’s keeping his eyes downfield and isn’t looking to escape, reset his feet, and find someone.

Elite Womens Marreese Speights Jersey Here’s my FAVORITE third down play by Siemian so far this season. Watch Siemian pump fake the safety like a big dog, and throw this beautiful ball for a long first down completion.

Moving on to last Sunday against the Cowboys. This play isn’t that special from Siemian, I just wanted to highlight it because it showcases one of my favorite routes.

It’s a Texas route by the running back out of the backfield. It’s basically a route where the back looks like he’s running to the sideline, then cuts back inside on an angle like a slant. This route is a killer against man coverage. Here, C.J. Anderson adds a little twirl to this thing. Credit Siemian for recognizing the coverage and mismatch.

Giants TE Evan Engram’s 1st career TD celebration featured a costly crotch grab

New York Giants first-round rookie Evan Engram is already making an impact for the team and hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass Monday. But his celebration earned a penalty that set up the Detroit Lions with some great field position.

The NFL relaxed rules in the offseason regarding celebrations, but one of the few things that can’t happen are sexually suggestive celebrations. Grabbing your crotch qualifies as crossing that line.

Brady argued his case as the officials huddled, and the flag was picked up. The veteran quarterback had a point, too. While a pick from tight end Dwayne Allen freed up Hogan on his way to the end zone, the block came close enough to the line of scrimmage to be legal.

What this means for the Patriots: New England is bouncing back hard after last week’s collapse in Foxborough. The Patriots lead the Saints 20-3 after one quarter of play.

What this means for Tom Brady: One week after failing to find the end zone against the Chiefs, Brady has three touchdown passes against the Saints — in one quarter. Concerns about his play may have been overstated. He set a personal best in Sunday’s first 15 minutes:

Although Watson was able to lead the team to its only touchdown of the game, he didn’t fare much better. He was sacked four times and needed 23 passes to gain just 102 aerial yards. However, the rookie passer has a much higher ceiling than his veteran counterpart. Savage can be an effective game manager, but Watson’s uber-productive career at Clemson showed just how explosive he can be.

Houston has an ace in the hole thanks to a dominant defense that will have to get back on track after allowing Jacksonville to ring up 29 points. J.J. Watt made his return to the field after missing most of 2016 with a back injury that required two separate surgeries, but made only one tackle in the opener. He also missed time after a hand injury that “busted the bone through the skin.”nike_cardinals_317

Jack Doyle Jersey caught all eight targets for 79 yards against Arizona in Week 2.

It was a performance that exceeded expectations considering the Colts’ quarterback problems. Doyle has been a workhorse so far, having been on the field for 114 of the team’s 119 offensive plays. He’s run 64 pass routes, which is second most on the team and only two behind T.Y. Hilton. Doyle remains a risky play as long as Andrew Luck is out, but his heavy usage and Jacoby Brissett’s tendency to look his way is enough to keep him in the TE1 discussion against Cleveland in Week 3.

Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs: The top-scoring tight end during Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET block, Kelce scored 24.3 PPR fantasy points, including a 15-yard receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter that put his Chiefs ahead for good. This was his fourth game with at least 20 fantasy points in his past 12 in the regular season, and it helped him extend his position lead in the category since the beginning of the 2016 campaign (256.7).

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots: Before departing with a groin injury, Gronkowski was one of Sunday’s most productive fantasy players — and be aware that he cost himself 9.2 PPR fantasy points on a costly drop in the end zone early in the game. Nevertheless, he managed 23.6 PPR fantasy points, good for second-best at his position during the Sunday 1 p.m. ET block.

Limited Youth Nick Bonino Jersey Cohen’s stock is on the rise after the rookie caught eight passes (on 12 targets) for 49 yards and a score while adding another 66 yards rushing on just five carries in Week 1. With the matchup ability to win underneath on high-percentage throws and the speed to hit the edge in the run game, Cohen is a movable piece for an offense that lacks a true threat at the wide receiver position. Good value here for a running back that will see touches versus the Bucs in creative situations that cater to his skill set. — Matt Bowen
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Star Chiefs safety Eric Berry Jersey was carted off the field with what NBC reported to be an Achilles injury.

And forget the crud from the Brady case. Of all the ugly reminders this dredges up, the two solid years of Deflategate is the worst, and in this case, most relevant. If nothing else, the way Elliott has bounced from a long suspension to a court-approved reprieve for the whole season and the foreseeable future, brings the painful memory of the Brady mess writhing back to life.

Peyton Manning Authentic Jersey Nobody wants that. But because the NFL never learns its lesson, and because it never lets a chance to flex its muscle against the players pass it by, that’s what we’re going to get. That cloud that constantly blanketed the drama of the games (and its bigger ills) throughout Deflategate … it’s floated back in.
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Yet there’s a reason why the NFL is all right with it, and why it never learns its lesson — when all is said and done and every possible motion and appeal has been filed, the NFL wins. The courts eventually rule that the collective bargaining agreement gives Goodell the right to do exactly what the union agreed he could do back in 2011. In Brady’s case, that was determined one step shy of the Supreme Court.

12:01 a.m.: Scary scene: Star Chiefs safety Eric Berry was carted off the field with what NBC reported to be an Achilles injury. He would not return to the game.

11:52 p.m. Touchdown. A star was born Thursday night. His name is Kareem Hunt. The Chiefs’ rookie running back scored his third touchdown of the night (two receiving, one rushing) with a 4-yard run to extend Kansas City’s lead with 5:13 remaining in the game. The run capped a seven-play, 60-yard drive that had Gillette Stadium in a state of silence. 35-27, Chiefs.

Eric Berry Jersey injury update: Chiefs S suffers ruptured Achilles

Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s season-opening win over the Patriots, coach Andy Reid confirmed to reporters Friday.

Reid had told reporters after the game the injury didn’t look good, and Friday’s MRI exam affirmed that suspicion.

You’re not going to replace Eric Berry with another Eric Berry … we’ve obviously got some guys here we know that can play, Reid? said (via ArrowheadPride.com), mentioning fourth-year veteran Danny Sorensen, who is listed behind Berry on the Chiefs’ depth chart and had three tackles in the Week 1 win, and Eric Murray as possible replacements.

Game Mens Rees Odhiambo Jersey Elliott testified in his defense on Tuesday, and the NFLPA provided a medical forensics expert testified the same day to look of photographic evidence of the injuries of Tiffany Thompson — the alleged victim and Elliott’s ex-girlfriend.

As a result, the NFL provided its own medical forensics expert to testify on Thursday to look at the same evidence, according to ESPN.

Other testimonies were from Kia Wright Roberts, the NFL director of investigations, and Lisa Friel, the NFL’s special counsel for investigations.

Last summer, Elliott was accused by Thompson of assaulting her. Even though Elliott was not formally charged by police, the NFL still suspended him for violating the league’s personal conduct code.

Hopkins was targeted 16 times by Savage and Watkins and finished with just 55 yards on the day. He found more success against A.J. Bouye — his former Texans teammate — than he did Jalen Ramsey, but it’s hard to argue that he won against either.

With Hopkins struggling to get going, there wasn’t another threat that stepped up to strike fear into the Jaguars secondary. No other Texans player was targeted more than five times or finished with more than 50 yards receiving.

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Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill could be punished by NFL for his peace sign

Tyreek Hill exploded Thursday night against the Patriots on a 75-yard pass play for a touchdown. Hill ended up being wide open down the field, so he took some additional time to celebrate and put a peace sign to New England’s defenders.

The problem with Hill’s peace sign isn’t the fact he did it, but it’s because he did it in the direction of a defender. The part of the rulebook that explains this part of taunting goes as such: “The use of baiting or taunting acts or words that engender ill will between teams. One could argue Hill making that gesture is baiting the Patriots.

Johnson sought a second opinion after an early prognosis of a dislocated wrist. Rookie running back T.J. Logan will miss eight to 12 weeks with the same injury.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Monday said he has “all the confidence” in the running backs on the roster.

“Andre [Ellington] looked very good. Kerwynn [Williams] was good,” Arians said. “Our young guys, we’ll see what we got and what’s available.”

The Cardinals are signing former Arizona State running back D.J. Foster off the Patriots’ practice squad, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday after it was first reported by NFL Network.

Re-signing Chris Johnson, who was cut on Sept. 1, could be an option, Arians said.
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Aaron Rodgers Authentic Jersey fulfills Jimmy Fallon’s superlative prophecy

When The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon had NFL players read their own yearbook superlatives in 2015, Aaron Rodgers read his that said he’d be most likely to offer you help at the hardware store even though he doesn’t work there.

Well, when former Wisconsin Badgers basketball player Sam Dekker needed help with his kitchen sink on Saturday, he called Rodgers and the Packers quarterback was happy to help.

Aside from Dekker being from Wisconsin, there is another Packers connection. Dekker is engaged to Atlanta Hawks sideline reporter Olivia Harlan, who is the daughter of broadcaster Kevin Harlan and granddaughter of former Packers CEO Bob Harlan.

Rodgers and the Packers open the regular season Sunday against the Seahawks at Lambeau Field.

Game Mens Len Dawson Jersey Perhaps unsurprisingly, Newton didn’t have much to do during Carolina’s 23-3 drubbing of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California. Making his return after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery and throwing just two passes during the preseason, Newton ran the ball only three times and dropped back 25 times. He completed 14 of those passes, generating 171 yards with two touchdowns and an interception on a throw into double coverage that was picked off by the otherwise-disastrous Jaquiski Tartt.

I wouldn’t be concerned about the interception, which was a reasonable shot to take from midfield with the 6-5 Kelvin Benjamin running against 6-2 Dontae Johnson. Tartt had to make an incredible play for the pick. Newton also had a slant nearly picked off by Reuben Foster, the sort of ill-advised throw Newton has been able to make in years past thanks to unreal velocity on his intermediate passes. As his shoulder strength returns, it’s likely Newton will be able to carve out those windows again.

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The NFL puts a premium on experience, and Henne has done this before. He first joined the Jaguars in 2012, the same year the team was pinning its hopes on another terrible first-round pick, Blaine Gabbert.

Gabbert got benched early in the 2013 season. That’s when Henne took over and produced the previously mentioned 3,000-yard season with the Jags.

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Womens Bryce Petty Jersey Clay: Chester Rogers, WR, Colts. Who? I’m digging deep here, but the former child actor has gone from auditioning for House of Payne to delivering pain to opposing defenses. An undrafted free agent last year, Rogers might start slow due to a hamstring injury and with Andrew Luck sidelined. But he is positioned for a big role in the high-scoring Indy offense, especially with Phillip Dorsett out the door.

Graziano: DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins. The former first-round pick has fantasy game-winning talent and has changed so much about how he works out, eats, sleeps and lives his life that there’s legitimate reason to believe a breakout is coming. Miami is high on Parker’s chances this season. Steal him a round earlier than his ADP (average draft position) and you’ll be happy.

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Limited Kenneth Dixon Jersey Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown took over control as coach and executive vice president of the Cleveland Browns less than two years ago, but have made drastic changes to the roster in their time at the helm. With less than two weeks until the beginning of the 2017 season, they’re trying to make more.

Limited T.J. Ward Jersey Why file the lawsuit nowThe timing of the suit stems from powerful new evidence that reportedly came to light during Elliott’s appeal. That evidence may be the recent report that Roberts’ recommendation of no punishment was ignored and left out of the NFL’s official investigative report.

During the appeal, it was reportedly revealed that Friel barred Roberts from attending the meeting when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was advised to hand down a six-game suspension to Elliott.

If the Texans do not get at least average quarterback play from Tom Savage or Deshaun Watson, they’re not going anywhere. It’s extraordinarily easy to see this team stumbling to a losing record in the event Savage or Watson cannot move the ball. The numbers say the Texans were quite fortunate last year to win the division with such an abysmal offense; they’ll need much better production out of that unit to nail down a playoff berth this season.

The Colts, and it’s not even close. Indy and Houston have been going back and forth over the last six seasons for who controls the division, but before that time period the AFC South ran entirely through Indianapolis. Now that the Texans have started to get some payback in recent years, the rivalry has really kicked up a notch. Tennessee and Jacksonville may end up being much bigger threats on the field this season, but no matter what, the Colts will always be our most-hated enemy.