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Ex-Giants kicker sparks outrage by holding gun in daughter’s prom pic

Jay Feely’s leg wasn’t the only weapon he possessed.

The former Giants and Jets kicker was photographed Saturday in a “joke” prom picture, with his daughter and her boyfriend, in which Feely has his arm around her daughter and a gun in his other hand, near the boyfriend — who wears a restrained smile.

Veteran Pau Gasol, meanwhile, pointed out that the Warriors played with “a chip on their shoulder” in Game 1 after losing 10 of 17 headed into the playoffs, with skeptics saying Golden State isn’t as dangerous a team without Stephen Curry in the lineup.

With the Spurs expecting to be without Leonard for the rest of the postseason, could San Antonio start playing with a similar edge?

“We haven’t had that type of talk; haven’t won two championships in the last three years,” Gasol said. “We haven’t been to three straight Finals. There’s not that type of chip on our shoulders.

“We do have the absence of arguably our best player. And that’s been there the whole year. That’s nothing new. But we have the guys that we have, and we feel like we have a good chance if we play the right way, we play together, we play harder and smarter than our opponent. We just didn’t quite do that [in Game 1] enough.”

Jacksonville did sign Blake Bortles to a contract extension back in March. But said deal gives the team an out following the 2018 season. Should things align perfectly for Jacksonville in the draft, it’s possible the team could go quarterback on Day 1.

In talking about Jackson, it also seems that the Jaguars’ brass is extremely high on the signal caller.

“He’s a rare athlete. As a quarterback, he’s a good player. He won a lot of games at that position. (Drafting him) depends what your scheme is, what you want to do and how you want to play and how he fits,” GM Dave Caldwell said recently, via The Florida Times-Union. “I can’t say he’s the prototypical pocket passer, but you can win games with a guy like him.”

That’s some mighty high praise to throw in the direction of what has become an increasingly divisive quarterback prospect. But it didn’t stop there. Jaguars VP of Operations Tom Coughlin added more fuel to the fire.
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The Jaguars racked up a total of 10 sacks in the game, which fell just two sacks short of the NFL’s single-game record for one team.

Derrick Morgan, the Tennessee Titans linebacker who says he doesn’t smoke weed but is pushing for the league to explore its possibilities, tells The Post, “Pain, brain trauma, depression, anxiety — those are all things that can be treated well with cannabis.”

Regardless, the NFL maintains its position on marijuana — medical or otherwise. “Medical experts have not recommended making a change or revisiting our collectively-bargained policy and approach [between the NFL and NFL Players Association] related to marijuana, and our position on its use remains consistent with federal law and workplace policies across the country,” states Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the NFL.

While that proclamation is based largely on Donald’s statistical dominance, I’m even more convinced that he deserves that kind of dough after studying him on tape. Looking at the All-22 Coaches Film, I see a versatile interior defender with an explosive combination of strength, power and quickness that makes him nearly impossible to block at the point of attack.

But after the Steelers’ decision to not participate in the national anthem last Sunday, Parnell is not so sure about the strength of that nation.

“As a Pittsburgher, the team abstaining from taking the field during the national anthem was crushing to me for a few reasons. I come from a family that is Pittsburgh through and through — three generations. My grandfather worked as an usher at Forbes Field, Three Rivers and PNC Park. Loyalty to Pittsburgh sports, well, it is not just a hobby and we aren’t simply fans.

Leading the way for Sacksonville was the unstoppable Calais Campbell, who racked up four of the Jags’ 10 sacks. The Texans’ 203 total yards of offense marked the first time since 2011 that that Jags held an opponent under 205 yards.

Thanks to their defense, and an impressive performance from rookie running back Leonard Fournette (26 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD), it didn’t even matter that Blake Bortles came through with one of his patented below-average performances. Kicker Jason Myers also struggled, and speaking of sacks, maybe it’s time for the Jaguars to sack him.

Two weeks ago, ESPN debuted a documentary on former Islanders’ owner and con man John Spano — against a live Islanders’ game. Tuesday, it debuted a documentary on college teammates and former Knicks Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld — against a live Knicks’ game. Institutionalized neglect or just oblivious?

From reader Jed Tester: “My wife, Valerie (not a big football fan), suggests that Washington can keep the Redskin nickname if they just change their logo to a potato. Sigh.”nike-youth-cardinals-081

The Atlanta Falcons’ season came down to one play as they attempted a comeback win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round.

Down 15-10 with just a minute left, Atlanta faced fourth-and-2 at the Eagles’ 2-yard line. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian needed to dial up a perfect play against an Eagles defense that stymied Matt Ryan all afternoon.

The play he chose was … odd, to say the least.

With the game on the line, the Falcons ran a play with the fullback split out wide and the receivers cluttered on one side of the end zone. With almost no room to work with, Ryan could only throw up a prayer to Julio Jones that went unanswered.

Garland’s motivation comes from the knowledge that his career and his NFL platform won’t last forever. “We have a small time frame where we can use this [NFL] shield to make a large difference,” he says. “I’ve had kids come back to me—when I talked to them they were 13 years old and now they’re 18 or 19, and they tell me that some small speech I gave to them in a classroom way back when has really changed their lives. That stuff is incredible to hear.”

While all the nominees are worthy, Woodyard can’t see Jenkins, Stills or Garland upsetting Watt for the award. He says he’d even vote for the Texans star if he could. “If I had to cast a vote, I would vote J.J.,” says Woodyard. “To see what Houston went through, the crisis they had there with the hurricane and the flood, just to see how quick he was able to get that momentum rolling.”

It was rookie Cooper Kupp, who shook off a slow start to his career, who ended up as Goff’s leading receiver this season. But Woods was the steady receiver Goff needed all along.

The season didn’t start the way Donald wanted. Entering the fourth year of his rookie deal, the dominant defensive tackle wanted a new contract and sat out all of training camp, preseason, and even Week 1 of the regular season to make that perfectly clear to the Rams.

He didn’t get one. Did that slow him down in 2017? Not a chance.

In 14 starts, he led the Rams in sacks by tying his career high with 11. That brought his career total to 39 sacks — putting him right in the thick of the most fearsome pass rushers of the last four years. But unlike Von Miller, Chandler Jones, Khalil Mack and many of the other top sack artists in the NFL, Donald does his damage from the interior of the defensive line.

Late in the fourth quarter, with just under six minutes left to play and holding onto a five-point lead, Brees found himself under pressure. Julius Peppers is closing in, so Brees scrambles to his right and finds Michael Thomas for a 46-yard gain.
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Ezekiel Elliott offers only Belichickian responses in return from suspension

bengals_034After his first practice since his six-game suspension, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott offered only Belichickian responses about what he’s been up to during his time away from the team. Fortunately, there’s a hilarious quote from Dez Bryant that answer that question on Elliott’s behalf:

Reporters wanted to hear about the suspension from Elliott himself but he wasn’t in the mood to oblige.

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In a quarterly earnings conference call earlier this fall, Schnatter criticized how the league has handled the player protests and it’s impact on the company. He said in part, “The NFL has hurt us. We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this,” adding that the anthem controversy should’ve been “nipped in the bud” early last season.

The press release that announced Schnatter “will continue to champion the core principles that led to recognition as the industry leader in product quality and customer satisfaction,” did not mention his comments about being displeased with how the NFL has dealt with its declining ratings.

Steve Ritchie will take over as CEO beginning on Jan. 1.

Schnatter founded Papa John’s in 1984, selling his old car to buy pizza-making equipment to bake pies in his father’s tavern in Jeffersonville, Ind.

That question was answered rather quickly.

An NFL spokesman specifically told Pelissero: “We did not object to this. The player will be in the broadcast booth and will not be attending practice or a production meeting.”

In a statement to Pelissero, FOX said: “We fully respect the Vikings concerns and will limit the amount of pre-game access allowed to Greg. We look forward to welcoming him in the broadcast booth and giving viewers a unique perspective this Sunday.”

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The Cowboys came into this season fresh off of a 13-3 finish in 2016 and favored to win the NFC East and make some noise in the playoffs. Now they’re sitting at 5-6 and trailing the 9-1 Eagles in the division. And Jones isn’t happy.

“Candidly, I’m really not shaken,” Jones said. “I’m disappointed, but there’s no shake.”

But he’s still optimistic that the team can turn it around.

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Man charged in crash that hospitalized Patriots LB Harvey Langi

A 25-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a car crash that injured five people, including New England Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife, Cassidy.

Elliott also helped out through the air. His 72 receiving yards all came on this single beautiful touchdown play.

It’s a simple screen pass, and Elliott finds a lane thanks to a well-timed block from Martin and a little help from receiver Brice Butler. Then, he’s gone:

Dez Bryant and Witten were both able to pull off some big plays against the 49ers. Bryant finished with seven catches for 63 yards and a touchdown, and Witten had four catches for 54 yards and this incredible one-handed touchdown catch. Prescott finished with 234 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a passer rating of 134.

The Steelers have won two straight since their home dud Oct. 8 against the Jaguars. Since throwing five interceptions in that loss, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown three touchdown passes with just one pick in wins over the Chiefs and Bengals. He’ll face a Lions defense ranked 11th against the pass and tied for third with nine interceptions.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is coming off his own rough outing, tossing three interceptions in a 52-38 loss Oct. q5 to the Saints. He has faced the Steelers just once, and it didn’t go well. Stafford went 19 of 46 for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a 37-27 loss in 2013.

Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (10.7 percent): Finding a tight end isn’t easy, but with players such as Rob Gronkowski, Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, Hunter Henry and others set to go on bye over the next two weeks, a lot of teams will need a spot starter. Kroft, essentially stepping in for Tyler Eifert, has 14 catches in his past three games and three touchdowns to go with it. He’s a usable tight end the next two weeks or for someone who might have been relying upon a player such as Charles Clay in that spot (or who has an upcoming bye to account for).chargers_124

Julian Edelman grabs piece of history with one of Super Bowl’s greatest catches

Julio Jones snagged a deep throw from Matt Ryan just past a Patriots defender’s reach, dragging his feet inbounds. He set the Falcons up inside the Patriots’ 25-yard line, put them in position to clinch their first-ever Super Bowl win with less than five minutes left in regulation … and put himself in contention for the greatest catch in NFL history, on the biggest stage and in the brightest spotlight.

It wasn’t even the greatest catch of the fourth quarter.

Non-exclusive tags are most commonly used. It means a team will pay the tagged player no less than the average of the five highest salaries at the player’s position, or 120 percent of the player’s cap number from the previous season, whichever is greater. The player is allowed to negotiate with other teams, but his current team can match any offer sheet. If a player’s current team declines to match another team’s offer, it will be awarded two first-round draft picks as compensation.

Exclusive tags are more rare. Only Broncos linebacker Von Miller (2016) and Saints quarterback Drew Brees (2012) have received the exclusive tag since 2012. The salary is calculated the same for players issued non-exclusive tags. The only difference is that the tagged player cannot negotiate with other teams.

Transition tags pay a player the average of the 10 highest-paid players at his position. A tagged player is allowed to negotiate with other teams. The player’s current team can match any offer given to a transition-tagged player, but the team will not be given compensation if it decides not to match.

Teams have until July 15 to reach a long-term contract with a tagged player. If no agreement can be reached by then, the player will play on a one-year contract.
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The Bengals instead drafted Joe Mixon with the 48th-overall selection.

The apotheosis of Cincinnati Bengals football as practiced by team president Mike Brown occurred during an NFL playoff game on a rainy Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium in January 2016. In the space of just a few minutes, Brown’s clear conviction that character is of minor consequence in sporting endeavors was demonstrated, again, to be folly.

With the Bengals leading the Pittsburgh Steelers by a point in a wild-card round game, and with Pittsburgh beyond desperate because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was playing with an injured shoulder, linebacker Vontaze Burfict took a personal foul penalty for striking wideout Antonio Brown in the head following an incomplete pass, and cornerback Adam Jones talked himself into an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Those 30 yards put the Steelers in position to win the game with a field goal.

A smart man, a smart organization would have learned the obvious lesson from that moment.

The Bengals instead drafted Joe Mixon with the 48th-overall selection.

That hasn’t been the case however with the “Madden NFL” franchise since 2012 thanks to its team-building mode and agreement with the NFLPA.

The incredibly popular card-collecting Ultimate Team mode now features freshly drafted rookies introduced in conjunction with the NFL Draft for its sixth year running with “Madden NFL 17.” The players enter with cards reflecting the type of ratings they may start with in the next game (in this case “Madden NFL 18”) along with special future editions that rate them at what their perceived full potential is envisioned to be. The new rookies are obtained through card packs or the Auction House.nike_cardinals_317

Josh Gordon’s NFL career in doubt after reported reinstatement denial

Josh Gordon applied for reinstatement to the NFL in March, but the league responded Thursday with a no, according to USA Today.

The troubled receiver has been suspended for the majority of his career but had a brief bit of playing time last year when the league conditionally reinstated him to participate in training camp and the preseason. But before the regular season began, he entered a rehab facility and was placed on indefinite suspension again.

Cooper said he hadn’t been given any indication as to why teams were reluctant to call, but acknowledges that it may have had something to do with his use of the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert in 2013.

His on-field production over the next three seasons (123 receptions for 1,739 yards and 13 touchdowns) wasn’t enough to keep him in Philly.

“I’m extremely apologetic about that,” Cooper said. “I told everybody it was completely my fault. I’m so sorry about it. That’s not the type of person I am. People that know me know that. Some of the guys here know that. I don’t know if that’s the reason or not, but I’m going to make the best of this opportunity, keep moving forward and become a better human, a better person and a better football player.”

But, for now, Cooper’s focus is to make a Tampa Bay team trying to give quarterback Jameis Winston as many weapons as possible. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter told media that he and his staff made the decision to go after Cooper before the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-3, 214-pound receiver has already played with Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson, in Philly, and could join a receiving corps that also features Pro Bowler Mike Evans and rookie tight end O.J. Howard.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his first two homers of the 2017 season on Wednesday

The NBA postseason begins with four games, and we’ll keep track for you the whole way. So far, Cleveland nearly fell to Indiana, while the Bucks made a big statement in Toronto. San Antonio dominated the third quarter to rout Memphis after a tight first half.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his first two homers of the 2017 season on Wednesday, and a fan went jumping into the outfield pool at Marlins Park to retrieve the second of those as a souvenir.

Speaking of extreme starts to the year, Michael Baumann looks at the Blue Jays and Diamondbacks and wonders when it’s no longer too early to panic or plan for the playoffs.

The Cubs received their World Series rings, and they cost $70,000 each. Hey, when you went over a century without a win, you know you have to make the ring you get count.

Mack was selected with the No. 2 pick by the Rams, and never missed a game over a brilliant, 184-game career. The guard made 11 Pro Bowls in 13 seasons and is the definition of a dependable offensive linemen. He set a high standard for other Michigan offensive linemen to follow.

Stephenson probably isn’t going to keep playing like this — but who knows?!

You probably know that Stephenson played his first four seasons in Indiana, taking a key role in his final year there when he played 35 minutes and was an instrumental part of the Pacers’ 2013-14 team that won the Eastern Conference.

Since that moment, Stephenson has averaged 8.1 points on a terrible 48 percent True Shooting Percentage with six different teams. The most recent one is Indiana, who picked him up with seven games left in the season. Despite having one solid game, Stephenson hasn’t really been all that good — he scored double digits only once in the six games he played, with just 41 percent shooting.
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