Anyone who doesn’t watch the NFL wouldn’t think twice about the play.

Facing a 33-32 deficit, Ertz made the biggest play of the game for the Eagles by catching a pass and diving into the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown with less than three minutes left in the game.
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But this is a league where this pass to Pittsburgh Steelers tight end was ruled incomplete:

This play by Dez Bryant in the playoffs was ruled incomplete too:

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The 26-year-old forward is expendable at least Marc Staal Jersey in part because he’s in the last season of his deal with a rebuilding team led by first-year general manager Jason Botterill. The Sabres have not appeared to express an interest in re-signing Kane, who could command a lot of money as a free agent in July.

Kane, drafted No. 4 overall by Atlanta in 2009, was acquired by Buffalo from Winnipeg in 2015 a few weeks before the trade deadline in a deal that sent a first-round pick that year to the Jets. He has 20 goals this season, ranking second on the team, and 177 in his career.

Talented player, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. Real fast.

Blashill was quick to bash the league’s goaltender interference rule, which he said wasn’t properly applied during a challenge of Kane’s goal.

We have a rule as grey as grey can be, he said.

In that win against the Kings, Tyler Seguin had the other Dallas goal, giving him 30 for the season, which not only ties the perennial Stars All-Star for fifth in the NHL in goals, but gives him 30 tallies in four of his first five seasons in Dallas.

Ably supporting Seguin and Stars captain Jamie Benn this season on offense has been newcomer Alexander Radulov, who is tied for the team lead with 54 points.

Ravens, Bears to open 2018 NFL preseason in Hall of Fame Game

The 2018 NFL preseason will begin with the Ravens and Bears facing off in Canton, Ohio.
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He did it in the AFC Championship Game. For three whole quarters, it looked like the Jacksonville Jaguars might pull off an improbable postseason win against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. The Jaguars, who beat the Steelers 45-42 last week, took a 14-3 lead early at Gillette Stadium. That turned into a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately for the Jaguars, the Patriots are no stranger to comeback playoff wins.

Tom Brady led an 85-yard drive that ended with a Danny Amendola score to cut the Jaguars’ lead to Womens Tony Romo Jersey three. The Jags held onto their lead by forcing a three-and-out on the Patriots’ next possession. But Brady hit Amendola once more for a touchdown with just under five minutes left to play to complete New England’s comeback for a 24-20 win over Jacksonville.

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The Super Bowl MVP opened up about his life and his NFL career during an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
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I was going to stop playing the game two years ago, said Foles. There were different things going on in my life, my wife and I, and in my career as well to where I had lost the joy of the game.

For me, that might be the most impressive part of the entire Brady/Belichick run of dominance over the last 17(!) years 鈥?the ability to come back the next year and do it all over again. Football is an exhausting game, physically and mentally, and aside from everything else that makes Brady and Belichick the two best to ever play and coach this game, what’s so incredible about them is they have had the ability to, every offseason, find the energy and passion to gear up and do the whole thing again.

Bears release LB Jerrell Freeman, decline option on OL Josh Sitton

The Chicago Bears have released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Freeman, 31, was suspended 10 games last season for a second violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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With Rhode Island facing a stiff test on Friday night and Vermont hosting Hartford (15-11, 8-4 America East) on Sunday, the ranks of league unbeatens might be completely empty by the time Tuesday’s projection rolls around.
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Baker, 30, had been brought in as an upgrade at defensive tackle over Clinton McDonald but was cut just one year into a three-year deal worth $15.75 million.

Baker registered 33 tackles, a half-sack and two passes defended in 2017; McDonald tallied 5.0 sacks and made just three starts. Baker was due $3 million guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2018 league year. Instead the Bucs will save $4.875 million with the move.

While Baker was considered a fun personality in the locker room, his effort in practice was a source of concern, as it was in Washington, too.

Things reached a boiling point in Week 16, when a costly penalty from Baker allowed them to surrender a game-winning touchdown to the Carolina Panthers. Teammates were upset by Baker’s lack of remorse.

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Posse? First time I heard the word was on Westerns, when the sheriff formed a posse to chase down the stagecoach bandits.

Next? Heard it frequently, but not exclusively, from African-Americans as slang for their buddies, their “crew.” As if Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James don’t know that.

Then the expression mostly dried up, until last week when Phil Jackson was found to have used it as per James & Co.

Didn’t strike me as ill-intended, certainly not racist, but rather as a reach for a hip expression that a few years back had the hipness drained from it.

Smith likes what he has seen of his protégé, but pointed out the challenges he’ll face having not played in a game since preseason.

“On the mental side, he’s obviously watching and mentally observing and [taking] mental reps and things like that,” Smith said. “But throughout the week, limited [practice] reps. So he hasn’t been in live bullets since camp. [Regular-season] practices aren’t like that. So in that sense, it’s been a while.’’

In the scouting world, the importance of fit within a scheme is rarely discussed, but it is critical to the evaluation. Astute coaches and scouts understand that it’s not just about assessing a prospect’s talent, but understanding how to feature the player in a way that highlights his strengths and minimizes his weaknesses.

It made for a hectic weekend, but things seemed to go relatively smoothly. Coaches had more players available for the final round of preseason games and those bottom-of-the-roster players had one final chance to impress. It’s doubtful that changed much, if anything, about the composition of the season-opening rosters, but this new roster-cutting formula seems likely to be retained going forward.

Jets and McCown… The Jets’ handling of McCown during the preseason was a bit baffling. McCown played in only two of the four preseason games and attempted a total of 12 passes. This is with a new team, remember. So he’s had very little work under game-like conditions to familiarize himself with his new offense and teammates, and now the regular season arrives. At least expectations are about as low as possible.

The league could lose two of its biggest stars this offseason if Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson call it quits.

Baseball managed to survive quite nicely on 154-game schedules from 1901-60 (AL) and ’62 (NL).

It may not sound like a lot, eight fewer games scattered across six months, but I never have talked to a baseball player who wouldn’t prefer a shorter slate, even by only a week.
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Tomlin didn’t mention President Trump by name but said there is a divisive atmosphere forcing teammates to pick political sides.

People shouldn’t have to choose, the veteran Steelers coach said.

If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his teammate who chose not to.

It might not be the best idea to make a racially insensitive analogy about a highly publicized meeting about racial inequality, but one NFL owner reportedly managed to do that.

More than two dozen NFL representatives and players met Oct. 17 in New York to discuss the issues behind the league-wide national anthem protests, which include the mistreatment of minorities by police officers and general racial inequalities. Texans owner Lamarcus Joyner Authentic Jersey Bob McNair likely didn’t endear himself to the players with his reaction to the meeting.
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Troy Vincent, currently the executive vice president of football operations for the NFL, was not happy with McNair’s comment, going as far as saying he’d been called many names, including the N-word, while playing in the league but he never felt like an inmate.

DirecTV is offering refunds to people offended by NFL protests

Satellite service DirecTV is refunding NFL Sunday Ticket subscriptions for customers offended by the weekend’s national anthem protests.
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Normally the company does not give refunds for the specialty package after the season starts, but it apparently changed course after getting calls from hoards of customers upset over the players and coaches who knelt for the anthem during Sunday and Monday games, one former subscriber said.

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Hundreds of players took part in the national anthem demonstrations last weekend in response to comments the president made at a rally, in which he referred to any athlete who kneels as a son of a bitch.

The NFL mothers didn’t directly note the statement in their letter, but they did describe how their sons were trying to serve their communities and better the country.

Whether it be by kneeling or standing with their arms locked, our sons have chosen this platform to get the message out about social justice and unity, and they will always have our support, the letter reads. Now that we obviously have your attention, let’s put a stop to the divisive language and start a productive dialogue for positive change.
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But you have Authentic Matt Moore Jersey to figure that the heat those coaching candidates are getting, what with multiple former Patriots front office guys situated around the league — most notably Bob Quinn with the Lions — likely isn’t ideal for Belichick making a Super Bowl run. There are always interviews that can get in the way of preparation, although it certainly did not bother the Patriots last year. As good as Belichick is, losing his offensive and defensive coordinator in a single offseason would be suboptimal.

Jaguars owner on protests: NFL bosses don’t know they’re racist

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Jaguars owner Shahid Khan suggested Thursday at a Crain’s Chicago Business conference that his fellow NFL owners may be ignoring a difficult truth.
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And it’s one that could hamstring the league’s capacity to come to grips with its simmering national-anthem controversy.

I think what we’re seeing, Khan said at the Chicago Melvin Ingram Youth jersey event, is the great divider overcoming the great uniter.

Khan joined Jacksonville players on the sideline before a Sept. 24 game played in London, linking arms during the national anthem in a show of solidarity.

No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are, Smith told the site. There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as in any business, that do not feel comfortable being public about their sexual orientation.

The more we can create an environment that welcomes all types of people, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, the more we can help ease the pain and burden that many carry every day.

Sowers, 31, will be the second full-time female coach in NFL history. Kathryn Smith was the first, working for the Bills last season as a special teams quality control coach. Sowers, who was an intern on the Falcons’ staff in 2016 with new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, will work with the wide receivers in San Francisco.

We’ve got a group of guys who have the ultimate respect, 49ers wideout Jeremy Kerley told the San Jose Mercury News about Sowers. She sits back and comes at you like anyone else would. I love it.

Tirico’s new role relieves the 72-year-old Michaels of calling two games within four days. Collinsworth, 58, will continue to pull double duty on Thursday and Sunday night, while Michaels sticks with Sundays.
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Good luck with that. It won’t be nearly as easily done as said.

Some within the NFL are eager to move on from the sport’s very public feud with President Trump and return the focus to football this weekend.

Dave Gettleman, New York Giants: The Giants hired the former Carolina Panthers general manager during the final week of the regular season to take over for the fired Jerry Reese. Gettleman, 66, shares deep roots with the Giants, having spent 15 years in New York as a personnel executive from 1998 to 2012. From there, the accomplished talent evaluator was hired as general manager of the Panthers, serving four seasons in Carolina and helping to guide the team to a Super Bowl in 2015.

Brian Gutekunst, Green Bay Packers: The Packers promoted Gutekunst, their former director of player personnel, to the position of GM. Gutekunst is replacing the long time GM Ted Thompson. Earlier this month, Green Bay announced that Thompson was transitioning to the role as senior advisor to football operations.

The Steelers decided not to be on their sideline for the anthem last Sunday in Chicago, only to have offensive tackle and former Army Ranger Alejandro Villaneuva photographed at the front of a tunnel leading to the field, standing alone with his right hand over his heart. The Steelers tried to explain that their decision was not politically motivated. But do they really believe that their approach — two days after Trump used crass language in a speech at a campaign rally in Alabama to urge owners to fire any NFL player who protests by refusing to stand for the anthem — could be separated from politics?

Trump shows no inclination to let this go anytime soon. As he left the White House on Wednesday afternoon for a trip to Indianapolis to talk about tax reform, he stopped on the way to Marine One to answer questions from reporters, including on the NFL.

Garoppolo was half a season away from almost assuredly pocketing upward of $20 million dollars guaranteed for 228 career snaps.

One can debate the merits of their reported trade for Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron all you want, but agreeing on a trade and then forgetting to report it to the NFL is going to put you on this list. It’s simply bad business and only further polarized the public perception around the franchise.
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Now he has to prove he’s worth that deal in a brand-new scheme, with little talent at the skill positions, behind an offensive Joe Mullen Womens Jersey line with both starting tackles banged up. Brock Osweiler and Mike Glennon were able to get their deals because of the allure of their unknown potential. If the Texans and Bears had gotten the chance to wait until after their first eight starts with their new teams to decide how much to pay them, both probably would have received a small fraction of their current salaries.

Former Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles is one of the best stories in this draft. He had a difficult early life, getting kicked out or suspended from five different schools as a teenager and even spent some time in jail. He was eventually kicked out of his house when he was in high school but was taken in by his former lacrosse coach under fairly strict guidelines.

Spurs point guard Tony Parker met with Gregg Popovich before Sunday’s loss to the Pacers, and Popovich told him he thought it was time to go with someone else in the starting lineup. Parker came off the bench for the 21st time in his career.

On Nov. 22, Popovich said that he had never encountered a quadriceps issue like the one Leonard is experiencing.
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What’s really strange is that Tony Parker has the same injury, but even worse, Popovich told reporters. Parker ruptured a left quadriceps tendon in the Western Conference playoffs in May, a far more severe injury, and returned to the Spurs’ lineup nearly seven months later.

Leonard made his season debut on Dec. 12, scoring 13 points in 16 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs kept Leonard on a minutes restriction and held him out of back-to-back games until Leonard sustained a strained left shoulder on Jan. 5 against the Phoenix Suns.
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