How John Ross III became Mr. 4.22, the fastest man in NFL draft history

At Washington, John Ross was the man, racking up 17 touchdowns and over 1100 receiving yards in 14 games. The degree of difficulty will increase significantly now that he’s a Cincinnati Bengal, but Ross has already overcome plenty to make it this far. This is his story.

The first time he touched the ball in high school, it was a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD
When Ross was just 14 years old, he was set to return the opening kickoff in his first football game. He asked his coach what to do when he got the ball. His coach simply said, “Run, and do not let anybody tackle you!”

The other guy returning asked the coach what to do if they kicked it to him, to which the coach responded, “Give it to [Ross].”

Ross ended up taking the kickoff back 100 yards, and it was the start to what has been a remarkable career on the gridiron.

Ross felt like everybody wanted football for him more than he wanted it for himself. He wanted to just pick up his grades and find something else for his future.

“It’s very difficult, not only because we have family and friends back there,” Watt said. “Some guys have young kids. Some guys have wives and families. But that’s our city. It’s very tough to watch your city get hit by such a bad storm and not be there to help.”

Watt said that the best way to help the city get back on its feet was to start the fundraiser.

“So what I do want to do is, I want to start a fundraiser, because I know that these recovery efforts are going to be massive,” Watt said. “I know that there are going to be a whole bunch of people we need to help get back on their feet. I know there’s going to be a lot we need to do to help rebuild.”

Matt Ryan has three incredible streaks going at the same time

Matt Ryan’s numbers don’t exactly jump off the page at you thus far in 2017. With Monday Night Football still to go, he’s 7th in yardage, 2nd in yards per attempt, and tied for 14th with two touchdown passes. He’s been capable, efficient, and generally terrific, but he hasn’t been making his fantasy owners jump up and down or anything.

Nuts to that, of course, because the Falcons are 2-0 and Ryan’s Mike Mitchell Womens Jersey care with the football is a big part of the reason why. It’s worth noting today that Ryan has not one, not two, but three impressive streaks going simultaneously. Here they are, in no particular order.

“I could pull up my Twitter right now and there Sam Huff Jersey would be a fat comment in there somewhere,” he says. “Like I could tweet, ‘Today is a beautiful day!’ and someone would be like, ‘Oh yeah? You fat.’ I sit there and wonder: ‘What do you get out of that?'”
Lacy notes that he hates that his weight, and his subsequent weigh-ins for $55,000 bonuses, had to go public. He also acknowledges the “China food” meme:

“People are always tweeting at me stuff like: ‘I’m about to go get China food, shout out to Eddie,'” Lacy says. “Or, ‘Hey, Eddie, this China food is why you weigh 260 pounds.’ You want to say, ‘Dawg, that was five years ago. How is something that happened [then] still relevant?’ But nobody cares. The negativity is always there, whether you’re doing good or you’re going through a funk.”
Lacy has supposedly made the weight that the Seahawks want him to be at, but the production was nowhere near what they thought a slimmer Lacy would be at: Five carries for three yards against the Packers, and a healthy scratch in Week 2.

That’s most likely what his focus, and the focus of football fans, will be on at the moment: Not the numbers on the scale, but the numbers on the box score. If he doesn’t get the latter up, Lacy may not remain in Seattle for much longer.

the Vikings promoted practice-squad quarterback Kyle Sloter to the 53-man roster on Saturday

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The team plans to work out the veteran quarterback pregame and make a decision then, the source said.

With concern regarding the health of Bradford. Bradford is officially listed as questionable for the game.

A source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that Bradford underwent an MRI on his knee Tuesday, though the scan did not reveal any specific damage. The quarterback experienced pain, swelling and discomfort in his left knee after the Vikings’ season-opening win over the Saints — the same knee he had surgery on in 2013 and 2014 to repair a torn ACL.

His 23.6 non-PPR and 26.6 PPR fantasy points ranked second-most among running backs through the 4 p.m. ET games, and were the third-best single-game efforts of his career as well as his most since 2015 Week 14 (26.7 and 27.7). That’s not to say that Gurley’s stock rose significantly as a result of his Week 2 effort — he was already highly valued — but there’s still plenty of reason to believe he could challenge for a top-10 finish among running backs in 2017.

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Chris Jones’ big man interception set up the Chiefs’ even more impressive TD

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.

Fox Sports president defends hiring Michael Vick as NFL analyst

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.steelers_012

Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell blames low output on lack of carries

Le’Veon Bell cited a lack of snaps for his low production in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 21-18 win over the Cleveland Browns on Stacy McGee Jersey Sunday.

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.

Teams start by purging as many high-priced contracts as possible and pushing down the age of the roster.

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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Bryant is the kind of player who when he is on the field and locked in

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Where I think Parker is ready to break out is with his ability to run after the catch, turning short catches into big plays. He certainly showed the ability to do that in college. Now that he is further removed from all the foot surgeries and after gaining some confidence last season, Parker is ready to get back to playing with a little more reckless abandon.
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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.

The Florida Keys experienced massive flooding from Hurricane Wilma in 2005

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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It said it levied the suspension after conducting extensive investigation in which it consulted with Thompson.

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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.

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