Tomlinson sat out the final preseason game with a shoulder injury.

Jayrone Elliott brings some special teams help as well as pass rush potential to the Cowboys. Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports
His $3 million base salary is guaranteed; however, there is offset language in the deal that would ease some of the Cowboys’ burden should he sign with another team.

Elliott, 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, brings some special-teams help as well as pass rush potential to the Cowboys, even though he has just four sacks in the past two seasons.

Tye, 25, was released Saturday after two seasons with the New York Giants. He started 10 games and caught 48 passes for 395 yards and a touchdown last season, but he fell down the depth chart after the Giants added free agent Rhett Ellison and No. 1 pick Evan Engram.

The Jets are thin at tight end because presumptive starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins is serving a two-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest last September.

The backups are Eric Tomlinson and rookie Jordan Leggett. Tomlinson sat out the final preseason game with a shoulder injury.

Clay: Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys. Shadowed by Janoris Jenkins in two games last season, Bryant caught two passes for 18 yards and zero scores on 14 targets in those games. That included one 10-yard catch on nine targets against Jenkins. The Giants’ top Cheap Throwback NBA Jerseys corner will chase Bryant around the perimeter Sunday night, so he’s a Cheap Sports Jerseys candidate for a slow start to 2017.

Bills trade 2016 2nd-round pick Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs

The Bills have worked out a deal to trade Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs, the team announced Monday. Buffalo will send the former second-rounder to Kansas City in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2019.

Why trade Ragland? Ragland missed his rookie season after suffering a torn ACL during training camp last year. This offseason, the Bills are shifting to a 4-3 defense. Ragland, a 3-4 inside linebacker, was slow to adjust. He slipped down the depth chart, all the way to third string.

The flooding in Houston is widespread and destructive, and it’s not over. Some areas could get over 50 inches of rain from this storm when it’s all said and done. At least five people have been confirmed dead, and many are still trapped by the high water. The damage is catastrophic.

As of this morning, over $300,000 has been raised through Watt’s efforts, and that number continues to grow. If you want to contribute, you can do so through Watt’s YouCaring campaign, and here are some other ways you can help.

Watt raised the goal to $1 million, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that it was met quickly. Since then, Watt has raised the goal half a million dollars each time the goal has been met. By the time it reached $3.25 million, he raised the stakes to $4 million, and then $5 million.

“Werth became an amateur MMA promoter and asked me to come on one of his shows and help sell some tickets, so I said OK,” Mitrione said. “I just wanted to use the opportunity to make sure that Werth was happy — he wasn’t Cheap Rugby Jerseys New Zealand charging Cheap Red Wings Jerseys any money to take our product to the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies. So I was like ‘Well, this is something that will appease him and will be good for the company as well. It’ll be fun for me to do it.’”

Aaron Rodgers believes Colin Kaepernick’s protests are the reason he’s unsigned

Aaron Rodgers doesn’t share his opinions often, but recently opened up in an interview with ESPN’s Mina Kimes. He was still tight-lipped about his relationship with his family and wasn’t very revealing about his break up with Olivia Munn, but Rodgers shared his thoughts on other subjects, including the unemployment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Wright, who underwent the process two weeks ago, told the Seattle Times he felt “1,000 percent” better than before.

Pete Carroll has been happy with it overall and has even given it a nickname. “We have a few guys who have entered the circle—that’s what I’m calling it now instead of the process,” Carroll said. “They’ve entered the circle and they’ll be gone this week to do their stuff, then they’ll meet us in Oakland … We’re doing it to make sure that they’re strong going into the start of the season.

“Our guys that have gone through it have really been positive about it, brought back really good reinforcement thoughts and we’re kind of banking on that,” Carroll said.

Through two games, he’s attempted only 15 passes, but he completed 12 of them en route to an 8.7 yards-per-attempt mark. So far, it’s been the best preseason performance of his career.

The starting role still belongs to the veteran, but another big game from Mahomes could flip the hourglass that determines Smith’s tenure in Kansas City. If he struggles early in the regular season, Chiefs fans could point to the rookie’s ability to adapt as evidence he’s ready to take over the offense. First, he’ll have to work Cheap Online Jerseys his rookie magic against a much more difficult Cheap Pro Jerseys opponent — the Seahawks.

Not good for a guy who was supposed to be a speed receiver.

Ravens third-year receiver Breshad Perriman is a guy who was known for his speed and athleticism coming out of college, but there were a lot of question marks about his hands. For people who know how I evaluate receivers, a guy with inconsistent hands always scares me, no matter how fast their 40 time is. Perriman was also thought to be a little raw with his route running coming out, too.

He seemed to be a guy who had the tools to be a good NFL player, but who would need to work on his technique, especially catching the ball correctly.

And then he lost his entire rookie season to a PCL knee ligament injury.

Now, I’m not saying Clarke will definitely be the starter this year, because we all know that the Bengals aren’t necessarily known for doing what seems logical to everyone else. All I’m saying is that Clarke played well enough last year that it should at least be a consideration for them.

Even if Clarke doesn’t overtake Johnson as a starter, this season should still certainly be a big one for him. Especially if the Bengals continue to rush him inside on passing downs opposite of Geno Atkins. That should give him plenty of one-on-one pass-rush opportunities both inside and outside, and I think Clarke is going to make the most of them. By season’s end I would expect Clarke to be close to double-digit sack numbers and probably starting somewhere on the defensive line.

I think Will Clarke will in fact be an upgrade over Johnson Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys this year no matter how much he plays, and that’s why I chose him as the Cheap MLB Jerseys Free Shipping Bengals’ breakout player.

Bengals’ Kevin Huber turns in first sassy punter moment of 2017

Punters aren’t usually the ones who turn in the most memorable plays in any given game. The Bengals’ Kevin Huber was the exception on Sunday.

Ten Texans players, including wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, and Braxton Miller, and running backs D’Onta Foreman and Akeem Hunt, stayed behind in Houston. The team has been in close contact with them, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain.

Tickets were on sale for the preseason matchup for $25 each. Proceeds were set to go to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

What about Week 1? That’s up in the air at this point. The team hopes it will be able to play the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars in NRG Stadium.

“I’m gonna stand because that’s the way I feel about the flag — but I’m also 100 percent supportive of my teammates or any fellow players who are choosing not to,” Rodgers said. “They have a battle for racial equality. That’s what they’re trying to get a conversation started around.”

A year ago, Rodgers expressed a similar thought when he told Alex Marvez of Sporting News that he wouldn’t join the protests, but supported the freedom of expression used by Kaepernick and other players.

“I think the best way I can say this Cheap Kings Jerseys is: I don’t understand what it’s like to be in that situation,” Rodgers told ESPN. “What it is to be pulled over, or profiled, or any number of issues that have happened, that Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys Colin was referencing — or any of my teammates have talked to me about.”

Bell’s contract situation will be a major storyline next spring

Because the Giants already had a championship-caliber defense in 2016. Now, with Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram they have significantly upgraded what they have on offense. And regardless of what outsiders think, I still believe Eli Manning has enough left in the tank to win big games.

If Bell doesn’t return in time for the regular season, he’ll forfeit large amounts of his salary for the 2017 season. And no matter how much he believes he’s worth record-breaking amounts, Bell is going to receive $12.12 million under the franchise tag.

So he’ll show up soon, and things will get back to normal with Bell grinding for the best season he can have for the Steelers.

He celebrated the signing of Joe Haden, congratulated Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on his extension, and has shut down critical tweets from fans. He also retweeted Rams running back Todd Gurley who said Bell should be getting $20 million per year.

Bell’s contract situation will be a major storyline next spring, but for now, Thursday is likely the last day it will be discussed much publicly. So Bell is ending the holdout with attitude.

Whoever gets the call will have to be able to produce in a high-pressure environment. Expectations in Kansas City are mounting after last season’s AFC West title ended with a one-and-done playoff performance. Alex Smith’s conservative passing makes the Chiefs’ running game a priority, and Ware was pegged Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China to be the leader of that unit in 2017. Now, those duties fall to a Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys group of players loaded with question marks.

No one can make nonsensical challenges and lose them like Ron Rivera.

It isn’t going to be in 2017 that the Jets go all the way. They once again hit the reset button, which is the first step to eventually competing for a championship down the road. They at least didn’t delude themselves into believing the core they had was capable of winning a championship, which avoids delaying the necessary rebuilding process.

This is going to be a rough year for the team. The defense has a lot of question marks in key spots, and that’s the stable side of the ball. The team needs Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson to bounce back from bad seasons. Rookie safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye have potential, but some growing pains are expected. It probably won’t matter, though, because it is tough to see how an offense with no Pro Bowl talent can score points consistently.

The Atlanta Falcons, simply due to geography and the fact that they’ve been in the same division since the Panthers came into the league in 1995. Panthers fans and Falcons fans rarely see eye to eye on anything, but let’s not let that distract us from the fact that the Falcons blew a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl.

Bojangles’ fried chicken. Spicy, legendary, and the best in the South. They’ve both been owned by Jerry Richardson, too, but it’s mainly because of the legendary and best in the South part.

No one can make nonsensical challenges and lose Cheap Jerseys Throwback them Cheap Jerseys Rugby like Ron Rivera. I don’t have the data to back this up, but he’s something like 3-28 on challenges since he was hired by Carolina in 2011.

NFL investigator reportedly recommended no suspension for Ezekiel Elliott

New details are emerging in the Ezekiel Elliott case that could see the Dallas running back’s suspension reduced or overturned.

According to a report by the Star-Telegram, Kia Roberts, director of investigations for the NFL, recommended that no suspension be given to Elliott. Roberts’ conclusion was based on interviews with Elliott’s accuser. This was, perhaps, the reason why Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones had such faith that there would be no suspension for Elliott:

Roberts’ recommendation of no discipline is the main reason Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed so much confidence in the case until the NFL announced the suspension on Aug. 11.

The no suspension recommendation never made it into the league’s final report and, as Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports, Roberts wasn’t included in the meeting to discuss disciplinary action:

Since his disastrous start in Cleveland, Weeden has bounced around the league as a journeyman. He made one start for the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, filling in for an injured Tony Romo. In 2015, the Cowboys tried him again as a starter when Romo broke his collarbone, but Weeden got benched for Matt Cassel and later Cheap Jerseys Online China waived. The Texans picked him up as a desperate option and he started two games Cheap Jerseys NBA China near the end of the regular season. Weeden spent the entire 2016 season on the bench behind Brock Osweiler and Savage.

Did Joel Embiid really catch a ball at the Home Run Derby?

There are many questions at the Home Run Derby — how far can Aaron Judge hit a ball? How many home runs can Aaron Judge hit? Why is Aaron Judge the greatest human being of all time?

We also know that Embiid CLAIMS he caught a baseball at some point during the night. Is this possible? Sure, plenty of balls get hit into the stands. But we also know, through video evidence, that while Embiid had a chance to catch the ball, he probably did not.

Rose was traded last summer from the Bulls to the Knicks, where he averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists for a New York team that ended the season 30-52. Over his career, he averaged 19 points and 6.5 assists. He has since entered unrestricted free agency and had reportedly made contact with the Milwaukee Bucks.

When healthy, Rose showed shades of the electrifying 21-year-old point guard who took the league by storm and won 2011 MVP. But the 28-year-old guard battled nagging back injuries before a partially torn meniscus in early April shut a fruitless Knicks season down.

The Cavaliers needed to find a way to bolster their bench in order to compete with the Warriors and Celtics, who landed Gordon Hayward in free agency. Rose adds another layer to a lineup that Rugby Cheap Jerseys crushed the East last season on a near unblemished trip to the NBA Final

The two most important deals from the weekend: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute follows Chris Paul to H-Town, and Rajon Rondo reunites with DeMarcus Cousins in Nola. Score two for Ravens Cheap Jerseys friendship!

Gordon Hayward’s Players’ Tribune farewell explains why he chose Celtics

Gordon Hayward’s Players’ Tribune announcement, titled “Thank You, Utah,” is more than 2,100 words long and doesn’t really talk about the Boston Celtics until the final few hundred words. In journalism, you call that “burying the lead.” In lengthy farewell stories, though, that’s actually pretty normal. (Reminder: 99 percent of Players’ Tribune stories are ghostwritten.)

Here are some facts about the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors locked up Stephen Curry to a massive contract. Kevin Durant is next. The Warriors can expect an incredibly large tax bill just on account of the salaries owed to Curry, Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. The Warriors just convinced Shaun Livingston to take a small, short deal to stay. The Warriors rightfully believe they can win more titles with just their superstar core and spare parts, that Iguodala isn’t absolutely necessary to rampage over the NBA.

Iguodala has been meeting with other NBA teams seemingly since midnight struck on the East Coast and the 2017 free agency period opened. Reports suggest Iguodala has no meeting scheduled with the Warriors, which is interesting.

What’s more interesting is who Iguodala is meeting with. The first squad Iguodala met with after midnight: the San Antonio Spurs, widely believed to be the Warriors’ top challenger in the West. On Philadelphia Eagles Cheap Jerseys Saturday, Iguodala is set to meet with the Houston Rockets, perhaps the next great Warriors Order Cheap Jerseys Online rival after acquiring Chris Paul.