Sam Bradford will not play Sunday against the Steelers.
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Backup Case Keenum now gets the start for the Vikings, who this week promoted practice-squad quarterback Kyle Sloter as insurance.
Bradford experienced swelling and discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee after the team’s season-opening win over the Saints on Monday and underwent an MRI on Tuesday, though he avoided serious damage.
Keenum started nine games for the Rams last season, throwing for 2,201 yards, with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
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Excitement Index doesn’t even account for the drama of Detroit’s final pass to Golden Tate being ruled a touchdown before being overturned and wiped off the board with a 10-second runoff to boot. ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert already wrote about the logic behind the rule and how it applied to the Lions’ last gasp. As painful and unfair as it might seem to Lions fans, offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has to know that the 10-second runoff is a possibility on the exact sort of 1-yard pick play the Lions were running without any timeouts, even if the chances were relatively slim.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell suggested after the game that Detroit “certainly” could have gotten to the line to run a final play after Tate was stopped short with nine seconds to go, but I’m skeptical it would have mattered much. I wasn’t able to find a similar play from the Lions’ history books since 2016 given the unique circumstances. It’s true that the Lions already were all near the line of scrimmage, but they were dispersed all around the end zone, which would have required several seconds to line up. It’s entirely possible they would have lined up incorrectly, which also would have ended the game with a penalty. The officials also would have needed to get into place.
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Should they face the Patriots again this season, Berry’s absence could be costly.
The second: This is still an Andy Reid team, and for all the good that means — his teams are as consistent and well-balanced as they come — the Chiefs will be hamstrung in late-game situations.
This is the Reid Paradox: He is somehow both the best and worst thing to happen to NFL teams. There is nothing more to do than to point at the team’s last two playoff losses. Reid is hardwired to make egregious game-management mistakes. And yet, it’s not like we ever see him panic. You get the sense that Reid is a laborious thinker who is uncomfortable being sped up.
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The slide down the draft board helped him land in an ideal setting. The Lions did a solid job of replacing Calvin Johnson’s impact in the lineup with a more conservative passing attack in 2016, but a lack of depth hindered Stafford’s passing options. The young veteran helped push Marvin Jones to the best season of his career in his first year with the Lions and got a star performance from Golden Tate, but the team’s options were limited after that.
Anquan Boldin left in free agency before deciding he’d rather retire than play for the Bills. The rest of the team’s wideouts combined for just 281 yards — or 6.5 percent of the team’s total passing output. On Sunday, Golladay’s first game, he represented 23.6 percent of Stafford’s receiving yards.
Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, Ameer Abdullah ran for 86 yards, and the Detroit Lions rolled over the New York Giants, 24-10, on Monday Night Football. The team didn’t really dominate in any fashion, as the yardage totals for both teams were similar and each recorded one turnover, but the Lions took advantage of some big plays on fourth down and special teams to improve to 2-0.
He’s been playing more free safety this year for the Saints, who want to have interchangeable safeties to keep opposing offenses guessing. Before that, he’s spent most of his career as a strong safety, laying wood on unsuspecting ball carriers.
Vaccaro has excelled at run defense. His run stop percentage has led the Saints defensive backfield and been solidly above average when compared to the rest of the NFL. Where he’s struggled has been coverage.
His grandmother told him, “Every game you gonna be at, I’ll be there with you. Don’t forget I’m your No. 1 fan. I told him that from day one.” Since then, Ross has thrived.
Ross’ ACL tear was a freak accident in spring practice during his sophomore season. Somebody was in his way, and he jumped out of the way to avoid contact.
He heard the pop, but was able to get up on his own and walk without any assistance. When he went to sleep that night, he woke up with his leg stuck at a 90 degree angle, and knew something wasn’t right.
The Panthers placed Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve Tuesday.
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After a comprehensive and professional process in line with our Constitution, the NFLPA selection committee unanimously selected DeMaurice Smith to continue in the role as our Executive Director, Winston said. Congratulations to De and we know there is more work to be done.
Smith has previously said that he believes a labor stoppage is likely when the collective bargaining agreement ends in 2021.
The last time NFL players missed games was during the 24-day strike in 1987, which began after Week 2 and prompted the NFL to cancel its Week 3 games and shorten the season to 15 games. The league played with replacement players for the following three weeks, until the players ended their strike after Week 6.
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Matthew Stafford is tied for the league lead in touchdown passes (six) and is off to the second 2-0 start of his career. That would be reason enough to be optimistic, but the defense is tied for the second-most takeaways, giving Detroit excitement on both sides of the ball.
If you’re worried about Cam Newton and the offense despite the 2-0 start, don’t be. The offense will come around, and this is only the third defense in the past 30 years to allow six or fewer points through the first two games of the season.
Derrick Henry provided a big spark in the second half Sunday and could find himself more involved going forward. A backfield featuring the 2014 and 2015 Heisman winners could be tough to handle for opposing defenses.
Elite Kony Ealy Jersey Offensive Player of the Year: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers: Whether Bell and the Steelers eventually agree to a long-term deal, he will be eager to prove this season that he’s worth the money. After rushing for 1,268 yards in 12 games last season, Bell will have a 2,000-yard campaign in his sights this year.
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Defensive Player of the Year: Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks: Wagner was selected to his third straight Pro Bowl last season after leading the NFL with 167 tackles. The Seahawks should run away with the NFC West, and Wagner could get his just due with the top defensive award at the end of the season.
Impact rookie: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers — McCaffrey has all the tools to be a difference-maker for the Panthers this season. Selected No. 8 in this year’s draft, he will be asked to add an explosive element to the offense, which is something they lacked last year. While Howard and Saints running back Alvin Kamara will likely produce some eye-popping plays this season, McCaffrey has the potential to change the way opposing teams defend the Panthers.
Coach on the hot seat: Sean Payton, Saints — With four 7-9 seasons in the last five years, Payton could feel some heat surrounding him if his team gets off to a poor start. Payton also led the team to its first-ever Super Bowl victory, so he has quite a bit of leeway in New Orleans. But Drew Brees isn’t getting any younger, and the Saints’ brass might opt for a change if things get rough.
Player to watch: Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers — All eyes will be on Winston this season after Tampa Bay provided him with a couple more toys to play with. DeSean Jackson should help stretch the field, while first-round pick O.J. Howard gives Winston another huge red-zone target.
The status of two of the NFL’s biggest young stars for Sunday’s regular-season opener remains in limbo.
While the Cowboys await the fate of second-year running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Giants are wondering whether Odell Beckham Jr.’s sprained ankle will be healed enough for him to play when the Giants open the season in Arlington, Texas.
An NFL spokesman told Omnisport on Monday via email that the league will monitor the situation throughout the week and remain in close communication with both clubs and local officials.
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The Herald noted that twice before the Dolphins have changed game dates because of impending storms: in 2004, when they moved a game against the Titans from Sunday to Saturday and in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma led the NFL to move up a Chiefs-at-Dolphins game by two days.
There has been some speculation that alternative sites are available, but the NFL is less likely to take that avenue, just as it and the NFLPA would prefer the game not be postponed to Week 11, when the Bucs and Dolphins have byes, because it would force the teams to play 16 consecutive weeks after being idle in Week 1.
With left tackle Terron Armstead out of the lineup and right tackle Zach Strief suffering an MCL sprain, according to NFL.com, during the game, the Saints’ running backs were fighting more than one battle Monday night.
Peterson and Kamara led the Saints rushing attack with 18 yards apiece. Ingram finished with 17. All three finished the game with 3.0 yards-per-carry averages or worse largely due to limited space to work with from the start.
Cam Newton didn’t impress in his regular-season debut on Sunday, but he still has time to improve.
The Panthers quarterback was off to a slow start in his first game back from offseason shoulder surgery, but coach Ron Rivera said he and his players helped motivate the veteran when he wasn’t feeling confident.
“The quarterback is obviously getting used to the timing. He missed some throws and he knows it,” Rivera said, via the team’s website . “I had to talk him off the ledge, but he’s focusing in on what he needs to get done. The nice thing is all the other guys are rallying around him. They understand he’s a little rusty.
“But we can’t do that to a young quarterback because he needs guys to make as many plays for him as they can in this situation. I think Kenny gets that. He knows that is inexcusable. He has to make that play for the quarterback.”
Britt finished the game with just one catch for 13 yards, which could prompt Jackson to shuffle around his receivers for Week 2’s game against the Ravens.
“Let’s see where we go this week,” Jackson said. “Let’s see what we are doing this week. Let’s find out. You are saying that (Britt) is starting this week. We don’t know that. Let’s see where we are this week and go from there.”
Le’Veon Bell is not happy with his contract situation with the Steelers, but he did arrive at team facilities Friday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets.
The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell during the offseason which would pay him $12.2 million for the season. He has yet to sign his tender, but will be able to after completing a physical Friday, ESPN reported.
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The league’s policy does not rely on the same burden of proof as the legal system does. The personal conduct policy says that persons who fail to live up to this standard of conduct are guilty of conduct detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result in conviction of a crime.
Elite Youth Ryan Anderson Jersey The league is fully within its rights to suspend Elliott for conduct detrimental to the league, even though he wasn’t charged.
The NFL has a public relations problem when it comes to its handling of violence against women, and for good reason. The league has been inconsistent in doling out discipline.
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The defense carried the Browns to a 4-0 preseason record, but the test it faces Sunday will be much sterner than anything faced in August, and Cleveland might be without rookie defensive end Myles Garrett. The first pick in the 2017 draft sustained an ankle injury in practice Wednesday.
I don’t want to make medical decisions, Jackson said. I’m not very good at them, so we’ll see where we are as we move through the week.
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There are other plot twists to the opener, too. Joe Haden, the Browns’ first-round draft pick in 2010, is now playing cornerback for the Steelers after being cut by Cleveland last week. Wide receiver Sammie Coates is with the Browns after being acquired from the Steelers on Sept. 2 for a sixth-round draft pick.
As for the games themselves, the real intrigue here will be seeing which quarterback battles will be decided. The Broncos have already confirmed that Trevor Siemian will start over Paxton Lynch, but the Browns are still deciding between Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer, while the Texans will settle on either Tom Savage or Deshaun Watson.
Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has gotten off to somewhat of a slow start to his NFL career.
He was an absolute beast in college at Louisville. He could really go up and catch the football at its highest point like it was nothing. He was also a helluva runner after the catch. But he had a foot injury that caused him to miss the first half of his senior season in college and then he ended up having surgery on the same foot in the spring of 2015 before his rookie season.
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Luck made an appearance at training camp, but hasn’t taken the practice field yet. He’s was likely all along to come off the PUP list before the regular season starts, but it still appears that it will be Scott Tolzien to lead the Colts in Week 1.
The latest wrench thrown into the mix is former Patriots backup Jacoby Brissett, who was acquired in exchange for 2015 first-round pick Phillip Dorsett.
It’s not a surprise that the Colts pulled Luck from the PUP list before the season starts. If the team didn’t, he would have been ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the season, which is more than enough time for Tolzien, Brissett or some combination of the pair to put the team in a big hole.
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Just 38 seconds into his first fight, Morton was clubbed with a right hand that left him motionless on his back. Adding insult to injury, news that the former receiver tested positive for steroids broke less than two weeks later.
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