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Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers may be the best wide receiver in the NFL.

He’s coming off an NFL-record fifth consecutive season with at least 100 receptions. But with that comes more than just respect from his peers and adulation from millions of football fans around the country.

Safety Stefan McClure, defensive tackle Christian Ringo and defensive tackle Toby Johnson all came up empty, as did Martin and tight end Luke Willson, who came close with two warning-track shots.

Rudock also hit an inside-the-park home run and helped turn a double play during the game to earn MVP honors. And he did it all with his last name misspelled as Ruddock on the back of his jersey — with the extra ‘D’ eventually being crossed out in marker.

… In an effort to avoid a Clay Matthews situation, a pitching machine was used during the home run derby and a protective net was placed in front of the mound during the game.

Matthews, the Green Bay Packers linebacker, was struck in the face by a line drive and broke his nose while pitching in a charity softball game last week.

Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds during a game on Nov. 1, 2015, at what was then the Edward Jones Dome, now known as the Dome at America’s Center. He slipped on a surface that the lawsuit dubbed the concrete ring of death, about 35 feet (11 meters) behind the 49ers’ bench.

Bush suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The lawsuit contended the injury undermined his earnings as a player for the rest of his career. He signed with Buffalo in 2016 and retired in 2017. Now 33, he works as an analyst for the NFL Network.

Reggie lost his ability to do what he loved, and to bargain for a contract that he worked his entire life for, Bush’s lawyer Tim Cronin said during closing statements. These players get chewed up. They only have so many chances.

Bush also sued public agencies that own and operate the dome, but a judge dismissed them from the suit last week after ruling that the team had control of game-day operations.

Just a week before Bush’s injury, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown slid across the same concrete stretch and injured his shoulder.

The concrete surface in the dome was covered with rubber padding two weeks after Bush was injured.

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Cowboys’ Jones: Trump intends to win anthem debate More President Donald Trump intends to be on the winning side of the national anthem debate. That is what Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a sworn deposition as part of Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL owners, according to an article published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal. Jones said Trump made it clear he was very concerned about players who were protesting during the national anthem. This is a very winning, strong issue for me,Trump told Jones, according to the deposition. Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.The anthem debate has created a firestorm ever since Kaepernick declined to kneel for it during the 2016 preseason.
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Chancellor turned 30 years old earlier this offseason and is likely exiting his physical prime, but feels like he is still in top form as far as performance goes. He says his age is not a consideration when it comes to potentially not playing again.

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Doctson earned just 35 receptions for 502 yards in 16 games in his second NFL season but displayed the tantalizing ability to high-point the ball and make contested catches over defenders. His six TDs also suggest the potential to be a beastly red-zone target.
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If Rodgers had his way, his new deal would be unlike any contract we’ve see, Garafolo later added.

How much leverage the Packers concede to the game’s most important player will be fascinating when a deal is eventually done.

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Who are the greatest NFL players of all time?

If you’ve been paying attention to sports media over the past few months, you’ve possibly heard something about a fairly obscure debate regarding the question of whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Borrowing (stealing) that idea, we came up with an idea for a PFT Live draft.

Just as Congress lacks the power to order a state legislature not to enact a law authorizing sports gambling, it may not order a state legislature to refrain from enacting a law licensing sports gambling, Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion.

The Nets have been popular in Asia for years, and Caris LeVert is adding to that surprising hotbed of Brooklyn fandom.

I actually can see them eliminating the kickoff completely in the next couple of years, Daopoulos said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. I think it’s really going to come down to that. And I don’t even know why they keep the kickoff in the game by putting these new rules in. Why don’t they just put the ball at the 25-yard line? It’ll make it a whole lot simpler for everybody and really eliminate a lot of injuries.

The changes made include eliminating running starts by the kickoff team, having eight members of the return team aligned within 15 yards of the restraining line, and eliminates wedge blocks on returns.

The NFL expects that the changes will reduce the numbers of injuries seen on kickoffs. But if injuries don’t decrease, there is a real chance that the play could eventually be eliminated as Daopoulos suggests.

Hue Jackson cleansed himself and the franchise of two years of losing, jumping into Lake Erie as promised.

Jackson vowed on January 2, 2017, to jump into the lake if the Browns finished 2017 with the same 1-15 record they had in 2016. Instead, the Browns were worse, going 0-16.
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No more freaking losing! Jackson declared Friday.

Jackson committed to donate $100 to the Hue Jackson Foundation for every person who jumped in with him. His foundation combats human trafficking in Northeast Ohio.

Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered to match Jackson’s contribution, raising $30,000 after some 150 members of the organization jumped in with Jackson, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Lance vs. LeBron: Part 5. These two have quite the history, going back to when Stephenson held up a choke sign from the bench after James missed a free throw during a playoff series between the Pacers and Heat in 2012 (LeBron has won all four head-to-head playoff series matchups). There were Stephenson’s flops and desire to blow in James’ Womens Derek MacKenzie Jersey ear during the Eastern Conference finals in 2014 two years later. Things continued this season, with Stephenson attempting to distract James by drawing him into his sideshow antics.

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The Falcons have not yet responded. If they hope to take the rivalry next level (to, say, the heights of Jets-Patriots), they’ll file a tampering charge over this.
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Detroit went down the road to East Lansing to try to find its gamebreaking receiver. It should have gone far southeast to Miami. It was a hard, fast crash for Rodgers, thanks to multiple broken collarbones and violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He played in only 15 games over three seasons, catching only 36 career passes. Meanwhile, Johnson became Houston’s go-to wideout right away and stayed that way for 12 seasons. He made seven Pro Bowls as the consummate, non-diva pro and is headed for the Hall of Fame. Dishonorable mention goes to taking another bust wide receiver, Mike Williams, No. 10 overall in 2005, one pick ahead of linebacker and pass-rusher extraordinaire DeMarcus Ware.

Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA More Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women. Last season, Davis claims she was fired from her position cheering for the New Orleans Saints after sending a private Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit.
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Avril has spent the last five seasons with the Seahawks after beginning his career with the Lions. He has 74 career sacks, 34.5 of which came while he was in Seattle.

I think the biggest thing that I saw today was when they had an opportunity to make plays, they made them, Jackson said. Chubb made them. Denzel did early, almost getting a ball knocked out in one-on-one drills. Obviously, I think Baker made some really-good throws, some tight throws on the field.

Those guys, this is not too big for them. This stage is not.
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Overall he struggled as a rookie, completing just 54.5 percent of his passes and throwing 10 touchdowns to 18 interceptions. In his second year, he led the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record, just barely missing the playoffs, and was named a Pro Bowl alternate.

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A total of 12 Alabama players were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, the most of any college in the country.
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The Crimson Tide re-gained that claim under coach Nick Saban after finishing second in 2017. Ohio State, LSU and N.C. State all tied for second with seven players drafted each.

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Green might not be the only one who fits the classification. He believes fellow wideout John Ross is set for a breakout year following a washout as the No. 9 overall pick in last year’s draft.

He’s got his confidence back, Green said. The way he’s working this offseason is unbelievable. He’s healthy and explosive again.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton should have an easier time connecting with Green, Ross and others now that Cincinnati has Martin Perez Womens Jersey bolstered its offensive line with the addition of center Billy Price, the team’s first-round pick from Ohio State, and the acquisition of left tackle Cordy Glenn in a trade with the Bills.

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After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team.
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Even without no-trade clauses, the Koivu-Parise-Suter core would be difficult to move with the trio’s current deals. There are plenty of other valuable players whom Fenton could use as assets in trades, though, and there’s Pete Maravich Jersey precedent for him doing just that.

Most important, the Warriors welcomed the arrival of two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who exploded for 18 points in the third quarter, during which he went a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. He finished with a game-high with 35 points on 13-for-23 shooting from the field, including 5-for-12 from beyond the 3-point arc (though 4-for-5 following halftime).

Curry’s offensive game was also the object of intense focus in Game 3. He entered the series struggling with his long-range shot, having converted only two of his 13 attempts from behind the 3-point line during the pair of games in Houston — struggles that continued into the first half of Game 3 (1-for-7 on 3-point attempts).

But midway through the third quarter Sunday evening, Curry assembled his finest exhibition of basketball of the postseason. In less than three minutes, he drained five shots. The sequence, which stretched a 15-point Warriors lead to 24, was capped by a long 3-pointer that sent him shimmying down the floor, followed by a beautiful floater in traffic on the ensuing possession after showing off his handles.

Gordon came off the bench to make six 3-pointers, Tucker tied a playoff best with five and Harden added three.

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Houston avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this postseason and the Warriors lost in the second game of a playoff series for the first time since the 2015 NBA Finals, snapping a 10-game winning streak in such games.

We got outplayed the whole game… we got it handed to us, Kerr said. You can look at it any way you want… and parcel it out, but it didn’t matter who we had out there tonight we got beat.

The core is almost entirely under team control beyond this season, and the Indians probably won’t be pushed too hard by a division rival until 2020. A division title, a strong rookie season from top prospect Mejia and another attendance boost (last year the Indians drew 2 million fans for the first time in a decade) would keep the momentum going and the window wide open.

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Hackenberg was a virtual spectator on Tuesday, receiving no practice reps. By then, the Jets were deep into trade talks with the Raiders.

the first quarterback in more than 30 years who was drafted in the first two rounds and didn’t play a snap in his first two seasons.

It happened to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1983, but his situation was a technicality because he opted to start his career in the USFL. The only other quarterback since the 1970 merger who falls into that category is Gene Bradley, a second-round pick of the Bills in 1980.

Roundup: Tre Boston, Kenny Vaccaro visiting Colts

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Might we finally see some movement on the free-agent safety market?
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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Indianapolis Colts are taking a look at a pair of free agent safeties: Tre Boston and Kenny Vaccaro.

Boston and Vaccaro represent the heretofore stagnant safety market, which has been mostly ignored during free agency.

Elsewhere in roster move news on Monday:

1. Veteran offensive lineman Byron Bell is working out for the New York Jets on Monday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. Bell last played for Dallas in 2017, and has also appeared in games for Tennessee and Carolina.

2. The New York Giants released cornerback C.J. Goodwin on Monday, Rapoport reported.

NORTHWESTERN, Oct. 20:The Wildcats will arrive in Piscataway having played at Michigan State and Purdue along with home games against Michigan and Nebraska.聽If Northwestern goes 3-1 in that stretch, it will probably be ranked. Even if the Wildcats go 2-2, they will have a shot to be at the bottom of the poll with the right two. Rutgers might need this game to make a bowl in 2018. If Northwestern is ranked, this could be the Scarlet Knights’ shot.

AT WISCONSIN, Nov. 3:If you’re bearish on the Badgers like I am, you don’t think it’s Womens Justin Verlander Jersey a given Wisconsin is ranked at this point. The Badgers could easily have three losses – at Iowa, vs. Michigan, at Northwestern – by the time the Scarlet Knights come to Madison. But chances are Wisconsin will be ranked, and Rutgers will be kicking off its home stretch from hell. This is more winnable than you think.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers meet the Boston Celtics in the NBA’s 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, and the Houston Rockets meet the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
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