The Chiefs’ efforts to move to 2-0 on the season got some unexpected help from defensive end Chris Jones.
Jones was able to pick off a Carson Wentz pass that was tipped. It fell like a gift out of the sky right into has hands:
“As his designated Hearing Officer in this matter, my responsibility is to determine whether the Commissioner’s decision on discipline of Mr. Elliott is arbitrary and capricious, meaning was it made on unreasonable grounds or without any proper consideration of circumstances,” Henderson said, via Adam Schefter. “It is not the responsibility, nor within the authority of, the Hearing Officer to conduct a de novo review of the case and second guess his decision.”
A foundation of Elliott’s appeal was to call his accuser’s credibility into question, according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The woman’s false statement to police about the events of the night of July 22, 2016, as well as her request that her friend lie to police on her behalf will surely be a part of it.
The information Hill obtained was part of the league’s 160-page report detailing the findings of the investigation. According to those documents, Lisa Friel, the NFL’s lead investigator, and Kia Roberts, the league’s director of investigations, both had concerns about Elliott’s accuser’s credibility.
A transcript of the appeal hearing obtained by the Dallas Morning News reveals that Elliott’s representatives did attack that point doggedly. Attorneys representing Elliott and the NFLPA identified what they identified as several flaws in the investigative approach, like Roger Goodell Rod Woodson Womens Jersey not meeting with either Elliott or his accuser and not making the C. J. Prosise Jersey accuser available to testify under oath at the appeal.
Many people didn’t want to see Michael Vick return to the football field, and many still don’t want to hear him talk about football.
Despite receiving backlash and boycott threats for hiring the retired quarterback, Fox Sports president Eric Shanks believes the decision to hire Vick was justified.
If granted, the temporary restraining order, or preliminary injunction, would put on hold Elliott’s suspension, set at six games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Elliott and the players union are accusing the league of conspiring by hiding critical information regarding the circumstances around his suspension for domestic violence.
Elliott was accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, but was not charged with a crime.
NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts, who interviewed Thompson, testified in Elliott’s appeals hearing and recommended the player not be suspended. Roberts doubted Thompson’s credibility, but the league did not include the investigator’s findings in its final report and suspension letter.
Also, Lisa Friel, another NFL investigator, reportedly barred Roberts from attending a meeting with Goodell, where Friel recommended the six-game suspension.
I’ll say this: Agholor’s Week 1 could prove to be one of the best games of his season, as he set a career high in yards (86) and scored a touchdown. Let’s not overlook that 58 of those yards came on an incredible Carson Wentz play. So here’s the actionable: Torrey Smith is rostered in more than 25 percent of leagues. I’d say Agholor deserves to be the second-most popular Eagles wide receiver. Agholor has value in 14-team or larger leagues for now. He is a former first-round pick who had a strong spring and summer. Perhaps he’ll make the leap in Year 3 in the NFL.
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Bell finished with 32 yards on 10 rushing Authentic Duron Harmon Jersey attempts and 15 receiving yards on three catches, a modest output for the average NFL back but jarring against the backdrop of Bell’s 157 yards per game last season.
Bell, who missed all of August before signing his $12.1 million franchise tender, said Sunday felt like a normal game to him.
“I don’t think I was on the field as much as usual, so obviously it’s not going to be the same numbers,” Bell said. “But we won the game, and that’s the biggest thing about it.”
Locke was signed after Detroit had punter workouts Monday after Redfern tore the ACL, MCL and part of the patellar tendon in his kicking leg against the Cardinals.
The Lions have had to go to Redfern and then Locke because starting punter Sam Martin is on the non-football injury list and is ineligible to come off until Week 7. Lions coach Jim Caldwell has declined to answer how Martin’s injury occurred and left the podium Monday when he was asked if he was disappointed in Martin for getting hurt during the offseason.
Detroit also signed offensive tackle Emmett Cleary, who was with Dallas last season. To make room for Cleary, the Lions placed tackle Corey Robinson on injured reserve with a foot injury. Robinson was inactive Sunday and had spent the entire preseason on the physically unable to perform list.
Remember when What’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense? was a thing for the first couple of months of last season? Well, The Dude finished with 40 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions, while throwing for 4,428 yards and completing 65.7 percent of his passes before wiping out the entire NFC East in the playoffs. There are few players more capable of eye-popping heroics on the football field than this guy is — even if we know he doesn’t want that to define him. MVPs come from winning teams, and the Packers are the only team besides the Patriots that has reached the playoffs the past eight years in a row. So, you can safely expect Rodgers to be in strong contention for this award — unless he gets hurt or heads off somewhere far away to search for inner peace. I say neither of the latter happens. Big year coming for Mr. Mustache.
The roof will remain closed for the beginning of the football season, but teams will have the option to open or close it, weather permitting, about midway through the season.
Right below the roof is the halo board, which has 3,200 lineal feet of ribbon board. It towers over the field, providing 63,000-square feet of screen, and if you stretched it out, it’d be longer than the Eiffel Tower.
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Which is to say that it’s not that he can’t make Moss-type catches; it’s just the consistency hasn’t been there yet. But if he ever starts catching everything consistently…
Bryant is the kind of player who when he is on the field and locked in, there’s no question about who the best player out there is. There have been times when I saw him make a play, I came away feeling like there wasn’t anything this kid couldn’t do on a football field if he put his mind to it. You could probably line him up as a running back and run the ball effectively with him. Hell, I wouldn’t be all that surprised to learn he could throw the football a country mile too. Like I said, his talent has never been in question.
Meanwhile, on a sad note, longtime Chargers equipment manager Bob Wick was fired toward the end of the preseason. He had been working on the team’s uniforms and equipment for 38 years.
The Florida Keys experienced massive flooding from Hurricane Wilma in 2005, which was a Category 3 storm. The last Category 5 storm to make landfall in the Florida Keys was the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Jose has formed over the open Atlantic, following closely behind Irma, the NHC said Tuesday. Jose could become a Category 2 hurricane as it brushes the northeastern-most Caribbean islands at the end of the week. However, Jose poses no threat to the U.S. or Puerto Rico as of Tuesday.
The NHC warned that residents in the Leeward Islands, already expected to face Irma, “should monitor the track” of Jose.
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. for allegedly using excessive force on him as they investigated an incident at a casino last month.
Hendriks received the A’s nomination for the Roberto Clemente award Tuesday, an honor given to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
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Elliott was suspended even though he wasn’t charged by the police because of differing burdens of proof. The burden of proof in a court of law in a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt, while the NFL’s personal conduct policy operates under preponderance of evidence, which means the NFL will believe a crime has been committed if it believes it is more likely that not a crime was committed.
Eagles defensive end Chris Long, who is white, stood with his hand on Jenkins’ shoulder during the anthem before Philadelphia’s preseason game against the Bills last Thursday. Long said after that game it was a good time for white players like him to stand up for equality in the wake of the racially infused riots in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month.
Harris DeValve, who is working toward a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on the intersection of race and Christianity in the U.S., wrote that complacency about race issues is unacceptable. She said her husband understands that as someone married to a black woman, but he should not be viewed as some sort of white savior to a movement that was started and has been carried on by black football players for about a year.
Joseph had taken pains to split first-team reps between the quarterback contenders evenly throughout camp, and each got a start in the first two weeks of the preseason. Siemian has won the statistical battle, for what that’s worth in the preseason, going 14 of 18 for 144 yards to Lynch’s 15 of 22 for 81 yards and generally doing a better job of moving the offense down the field.
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Joseph also tipped his hand with his comments following the Broncos’ 33-14 rout of the 49ers on Saturday, in which Lynch got the start but Siemian was more impressive in relief.
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The only reason we did that is to unify people, and to unify the people that look up to us because, obviously, we see what’s going on in the world and, obviously, everyone pays attention to the national anthem nowadays, and so we just said this was the best time to do it while still honoring our country. Because I love this country, more than anything. We’re free to live here and play this game, but we’re also free to show each other that we love one another. And I think that that’s the message, and that’s the only message we were trying to get out.
Despite the East’s best efforts, including a jaw-dropping, fourth quarter dunk from Jones, elite facilitating and silky three-point shooting from their veterans in Moore, Bird, Taurasi, and Candace Parker kept the West’s double digit lead intact down the stretch. The West ultimately clinched a 130-121 win in front of an impassioned Seattle crowd, shooting an impressive 57% from the floor and hitting 19 three-pointers.
For someone who told NBA TV before today’s game, that she was sporting light camo Air Jordan kicks, because the All-Star Game involved lighter work, there was nothing casual about Maya Moore’s performance. Looking very reminiscent of her 2015 self when she put up 30 points and was named All-Star MVP, Moore contributed 23 points en route to earning her second All-Star MVP honor.
The Cowboys have had discussions with the Texans about moving next week’s scheduled preseason game between the teams from Houston to Arlington in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
ESPN reported Cowboys executive Stephen Jones has been in contact with his Texans counterparts about the possibility. According to the Houston Chronicle, no decisions have been made and both teams are continuing to monitor the situation.
“Following a review, we concluded there was insufficient evidence to support a finding that there was a violation of the personal conduct policy,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement.
Lee got into an argument with his girlfriend at Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island in New York earlier this summer before forcibly being pulled away by Williams, who was trying to keep the peace. A bystander captured the confrontation on video and shared it on Twitter.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said after the incident that Lee would not be reprimanded by the team.
Lee, 22, was selected by the Jets with the No. 20 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and recorded 73 tackles in 13 games as a rookie last season.
Joeckel was a bust at both tackle and guard for the Jaguars, which put him firmly in reclamation project territory. The going rate for those players is around $3 million with about $1.5 million guaranteed, which made Joeckel’s contract shocking at $8 million. More shocking was that the contract came from the Seahawks, who have traditionally bypassed spending on the line.