that’s a more important status than usual beyond Bell’s durability issues.

T.J. Yeldon is being re-tailored to handle occasional third-down snaps, while Chris Ivory has become an afterthought in the reps.

Conner dodged a bullet with his left shoulder injury, revealed to be “only” an AC joint sprain that won’t keep him out long. That’s great news for him to keep holding off Fitzgerald Toussaint for Pittsburgh’s top backup duties.

With Le’Veon Bell holding out, that’s a more important status than usual beyond Bell’s durability issues.

What a difference a full offseason makes. When Williams was drafted, he was seen as the ideal speedster and quick back for Kyle Shanahan’s zone running with a lot more Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in him than Carlos Hyde. But so much for all the Williams love and Hyde hate.

Hyde is not only healthy again, but he responded to the challenge by being in his best shape ever for camp. With Hyde dominating starter reps again and Shanahan favorite Tim Hightower running well, too, Williams has shown more of his inexperience than his expected burst. He’s not close to push for No. 1 as a shaky, overwhelmed No. 3 so far.

Williams has been quickly praised in that area, and he also showed off his power running to emerge as the team’s strongest complement to Montgomery. With some first-team reps and clear separation from quicker rookie fifth-rounder Aaron Jones, Williams is on his way to seeing some key early-down work.

Perhaps one of those players will go on to have a career like Taylor, who Paypal Cheap Jerseys enjoyed that moment right in the heart of the Mid-American Conference territory. Expect those Plain Cheap Jerseys PSAs to continue with Brown, Mack, Edelman and many others in the NFL.

Shorter NFL preseason? Good idea for league, but a better bargaining chip

The headline — not just here, but in most places — is “Roger Goodell wants shorter NFL preseason.’’ The NFL commissioner has nearly unanimous consent. Who really wants to see these? Play in these? Coach in these? Attend, park and pay $9 for a beer for these?

Goodell expressed his thoughts about shortening the preseason to a Giants fan forum on Monday, so at least he’s on the record about it. But by no means is this a sworn statement to which he’s legally bound. If it comes up some other time, the question won’t necessarily be, “How soon can you drop these games?”

It might be more like, “What’s it worth to you if we do?”

At the same forum — again, Jets fans — the commissioner said, “I don’t think any team tanks,” and that, instead, they “go through transitions.”

And that all came just one day after his latest denial, at a similar forum of Ravens fans, that Kaepernick’s continued unemployment was a “football decision” by each team making “individual evaluations.”

Goodell conceivably could have pushed his speaking tour off for a week, let the hype build for the festivities in Canton and the return of the game that got canceled so embarrassingly last year. Facing the public now, with the potential for so much egg to hit so many faces (mostly his), appears to have helped no one.

The brand, or the shield, or whatever the NFL likes calling its public image these days, isn’t Nike NFL Jerseys Supply any better off after this.

All things considered, letting the drawn-out Elliott investigation cook another week is the Order Cheap Jerseys Online smartest call they and their leader have made in a while.

He spent the last three seasons in Green Bay

The big difference for Lynch since he last took the field in Seattle is that he will play with an elite interior offensive line. Left guard Kelechi Osemele, center Rodney Hudson and right guard Gabe Jackson form the best such trio west of Dallas.

Murray struggled to take full advantage of that blocking, with only 4.0 yards per carry. Lynch’s track record is much better with that support — when the holes are there, his rushing attitude, toughness and relentlessness keep him from leaving chunk yards on the field.

Lynch is used to getting 300-plus touches from his Seahawks heyday from 2011-14. Even during his injury-shortened 2015 season, he was on pace for 283.

He won’t come close to that ever again at his age, but Lynch, with some relief from Hood, should be fine with hitting an average of 15 touches per game (240 total), not quite matching Murray’s pace but projecting as a reasonable amount after his year off to refresh.

“He’s a quiet leader,” Rivera said Wednesday following training camp practice at Wofford College. “There’s a quiet calm about him. A lot of the young guys can learn from a guy like that. When you watch him, the way he takes care of himself, the way he handles himself. He is a veteran player.”

Peppers began his career with the Panthers, who selected the North Carolina native and UNC NHL Jerseys Cheap star with the second overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft.

He helped lead the Panthers to the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl appearance a year Nike NFL Jerseys China later, but left Carolina following the 2009 season to sign with the Bears. earning his ninth Pro Bowl selection in 2015.

He’s taught me ways to handle guys like him

“In the NFL, it’s been a little different, because you go against bigger guys with more moves,” Fournette said. “The funniest thing is when I had to go against Calais Campbell one time. It was like fighting Goliath.”

While Fournette is looking to stand all against all the defenses he’ll encounter as a rookie, he sees all the other talented backs in the 2017 draft class more as inspiration than competition as he tries to stand out with his own powerful style.

“You look at Dalvin Cook as a great talent who can do everything. Christian McCaffrey is a little different in what makes him special.,” Fournette said. “it will be interesting to see how we all do.”

As for his personal goals in the future, Fournette is — as expected — thinking very big as a rookie.

“The only things I want to do are win the rushing title and the Super Bowl,” Fournette said. “That’s it.”

For what it’s worth, the trade-off the NFL wanted last time the labor agreement was up for grabs in 2011 — an 18-game regular season — is not being pushed this time. Or so Goodell has said. At the Super Bowl in February, at another fan forum, he answered a question about adding two games with: “Will it get discussed? Possibly. I don’t see a big movement that way, though.’’

According to CNN, he then acknowledged three players joining him at the forum — Eli Manning, Larry Fitzgerald and Greg Olson — and said, “Certainly, I’ve got three ‘No’ votes here.” All three NHL Cheap Jerseys had, to NFL Jerseys Free Shipping put it mildly, expressed their disinterest in playing two more games.

John Farrell: David Price, Red Sox have not, likely will not, apologize to Dennis Eckersley

The only way to describe the way David Price and John Farrell have handled the Dennis Eckersley situation is yuck. It’s only appropriate to describe it that way when this entire situation began when Eckersley described Eduardo Rodriguez’s pitching line exactly that way.

After hearing the critical commentary Price stopped Eckersley on the Red Sox team plane, verbally accosted him, and then doubled down on his actions and did it a second time on the same flight, according to a report from the Boston Globe.

The five-time Pro Bowler went off on Twitter about only playing seven snaps in the Chiefs’ 18-16 playoff loss to the Steelers in the first round last season. And he minced no words. None at all.

watching both Steelers game from sideline and playing 15 and 7 in the last game I’m still lost. Am I needed in KC anymore? he continued on a couple of tweets later, I’m a team player first. Anything for the team. Yet I’m not done knocking QB heads off but 7 plays won’t cut it.

The Chiefs are a team that has been built on their defense for a long time and Hali has been a huge portion of that. His durability in his 11 seasons with the team (he’s missed just four starts in those 11 years) has been a great example for young players coming in and his production has helped lead Cheap Jerseys Epl the team to the postseason five times in his Chiefs’ tenure.

But he started just two games last season and tallied 3.5 sacks while playing Cheap Jerseys From China NBA all 16 games. He is 33 years old, so it’s understandable the Chiefs would be looking for his long-term replacement, but with Hali’s words Saturday, he is cleary not going quietly into that good night.

Bryce Harper interested in participating in next year’s Home Run Derby

For those who had hoped to see Bryce Harper take on Aaron Judge during this year’s Home Run Derby, good news may be on the way.

Speaking Wednesday at a logo unveiling for the 2018 All-Star Game, which will be played in Washington D.C., Harper talked about his availability for next year’s home-run contest.

The Cavs are looking to build its own Big 4 to contend with the Warriors’ quartet of all-stars, a group comprised Stephen Curry, winner of the last two NBA MVP awards, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, meaning they aren’t willing to part with power forward Kevin Love in order to obtain Anthony. According to ESPN, New York’s front office insists Love, a four-time all-star, be included in any deal that would send its leading scorer to Cleveland where he’d join good friend James and Kyrie Irving.

With Love, the Knicks would be left with formidable frontcourt, anchored by second-year Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis.

Anthony signed a five-year, $124-million extension with the Knicks in 2014. He’s Cheap Jerseys Cycling set to make roughly $25 million this season and pocket $55 million the following two seasons, including a Cheap Jerseys China Paypal player option for 2018-19. Anthony has also been linked to potential trades with the Clippers and Celtics, a team he reportedly would be willing to waive the no-trade clause in his contract to join.

Congress seeks answers from NFL over unpaid concussion pledge

Roger Goodell is taking heat from Congress over concussion research.

Via Deadspin, a letter from members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce was sent to the league asking why $18 million is still owed to the National Institutes of Health.

Now, with President Trump in office and making executive orders such as the travel ban, Kerr continues to question him. When asked about the ban, Kerr provided a poignant response, bringing up the death of his father, Malcolm, who was killed in an act of terrorism.

As someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we’re trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against what supposedly our country’s about and creating fear, it’s the wrong way to go about it. If anything, we could be breeding anger and terror, so I’m completely against what’s happening. I think it’s shocking. It’s a horrible idea, and I really I feel for all the people who are affected. Families are being torn apart, and I worry in the big picture what this means to the security of the world. It’s going about it completely opposite. You want to solve terror, you want to solve crime, this is not the way to do it.

In theory, Taylor’s skill set fits perfectly. He’s able to both burn defenses with shots downfield and keep defenders honest with his feet. Dennison has nine years of NFL offensive coordinator experience, and QBs in those nine years have combined to average 7.2 yards per attempt. Taylor’s career average is 7.4, so don’t expect him to be coached out of his comfort zone.

It’s on Taylor to continue to develop in his third year as a starter, which would Cheap Jerseys And Hats From China have been the case regardless of who was hired to coach him. If he fails to Cheap Jerseys Baseball do so, Cardale Jones and rookie Nathan Peterman (and, sure, T.J. Yates, whom Dennison coached in Houston) will be waiting to pounce on a possible opportunity.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid to Tamba Hali: ‘If you have a problem, let’s talk about it’

Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali is making the turn toward the latter half of his career. He started a career-low two games in 2016 while tallying just 3.5 sacks, his lowest sack total since 2008.

After playing just seven snaps in the Chiefs 18-16 first round playoff loss to the Steelers he wasn’t happy, so he went off on a Twitter rant Saturday complaining about his situation.

Generally, I’m not going to tell our head coach or our GM not to bring in a player if they think that player can bring us some success on the field and make us better, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt told NBC Sports Radio (via CBSSports.com). Now there are certain circumstances where guys get in trouble off the field and that is something as an organization and as a family we care about. We’re not going to bring those types of players in.

In terms of a player like Colin, I would have no hesitation bringing him into the organization.

Alex Smith, the quarterback Kaepernick replaced in San Francisco, is currently the starter for Kansas City. But that isn’t the only odd dynamic that will likely keep Kaepernick from joining the team. Remember, Kansas City spent the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft on QB Patrick Mahomes.

Analysis (Gatto): Seattle is in the American League wild-card race despite being a .500 team, and despite having just a middle-of-the-pack ‘pen (eighth in the AL in bullpen ERA, 10th in opponents’ OPS Cheap Islanders Jerseys through July 19). The identity of the reliever possibly joining the M’s was unknown as of early Thursday on Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys the East Coast. (UPDATE: Feinsand later reported the Mariners had been talking with the Marlins about right-hander David Phelps, but it was unknown whether Phelps was headed to Seattle.)

Matt Barnes reportedly plans to turn himself in on misdemeanor assault charges

Kings forward Matt Barnes reportedly plans to turn himself in on misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a nightclub brawl Dec. 5 in New York City.

The New York Daily News reported Friday that police sources indicate Barnes could turn himself in as soon as next week. The Kings, on a road trip to face Eastern Conference teams, finish their road trip Monday in Philadelphia.

So much of what I’ve learned this year is that I thought I was doing what I needed to be doing, Syndergaard said, via the New York Times. But I realize now how messed up my body was, and I’m working hard to get it back to normal.

Syndergaard, who hasn’t appeared in a game since April 30, had refused an MRI exam after he missed a start with biceps tendonitis and shoulder discomfort, but tore a lat muscle three days later. While he has no regrets about his past decision, he has every intention of making better choices in the future to ensure he gets healthy and stays that way.

Nobody really wants to stretch now but I’ve had this desire to become a more well-rounded athlete, as opposed to just someone who lifts and is strong, Syndergaard said. I want to be strong, and be mobile, hostile, and agile.

After this offseason and after this rehab program, I don’t see myself having another Cheap Eagles Jerseys injury like that, he added. I know what my weaknesses are. I Cheap Essendon Jerseys know how to address them.

NBA playoffs 2017: Today’s scores, schedule, news and live updates

Get the latest NBA scores and updated playoff schedule below. We’ll also bring you news, updates and video highlights before, during and after each game.

The Cavaliers advanced to the second round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs Sunday by completing a four-game sweep of the Pacers. In the west, the Rockets took a 3-1 series lead against the Thunder with a chaotic Game 4 victory in Oklahoma City. The Celtics-Bulls series is tied 2-2 after another win by the road team, and the Jazz evened their series vs. the Clippers at 2-2 with a win in Salt Lake City.

There are three NBA playoff games Monday night: The Raptors took a 3-2 lead in their Cheap Rugby Jerseys series by routing the Bucks 118-93 in Toronto; and the Hawks evened their series vs. the Wizards 2-2 with a 111-101 victory in Atlanta.

George received similar criticism after Game 1 when he said he should be the one taking last-second shots after C.J. Miles attempted the game-winner and missed. To his credit, a day later he admitted Miles made the right play, but that quote didn’t get near as much publicity.

Saying George hates his teammates was an easy assumption following back-to-back games of criticism, but that doesn’t mean it was the reality. He was asked specifically about those players, and gave his honest opinion. He understandably wants the best out of teammates in order to win the series.

While there’s still a real possibility George leaves Indiana in the near future (either through trade or free agency), he’s dedicated to the team at the moment. He wants to win just as much as anyone.