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RE: Around the NFL - 8/11/2017 1:45:58 PM   
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Bills ship Watkins to the Rams?
Not a great way to bolster your young QBs confidence.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/11/2017 8:44:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jeff Jesser

Anyone going to the rally by Spike Lee for Kapernick (LOL, they spelled his f'ng name wrong. What a joke) in NYC??


I'm going to the one in Edina.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/12/2017 7:47:04 AM   
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Is that the one for Kipernickly or Kapsaasum?
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/12/2017 9:00:12 AM   
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ORIGINAL: thebigo

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ORIGINAL: Jeff Jesser

Anyone going to the rally by Spike Lee for Kapernick (LOL, they spelled his f'ng name wrong. What a joke) in NYC??


I'm going to the one in Edina.


Have you been going to any of the Indivisible Edina meetings? I signed up to get their e-mails, with the intention of attending, but I haven't yet.

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RE: Around the NFL - 8/12/2017 12:30:47 PM   
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TAMPA, Fla. - After a disastrous start to the preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived kicker Roberto Aguayo.

Aguayo missed an extra point in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals Friday night. He was then brought out late in the fourth quarter on a 47-yard attempt. The ball sailed wide right.

His one made field goal was a 20-yard kick on the Bucs' opening possession.

"Honestly, the extra point felt good. I know I pushed it a little bit, and I felt hopefully it would stay in but it broke right. Unlucky," Aguayo said after the game. "That last one, I was just trying to put a good hit on it. I hit it good. It was starting down the line and it just kept fading. Not what I wanted. Obviously not up to the standards that I want. You just have to keep your head up move on to the next day."

Veteran Nick Folk, who was brought in to push and possibly beat out Aguayo, made his lone attempt from 45 yards.

The Bucs traded into the second round of the 2016 draft to select Aguayo, making him the highest-drafted kicker since mike Nugent in 2005.

Aguayo had made 96.73 percent of his kicks at Florida State - the most accurate of any kicker in college football history.

Aguayo struggled his rookie season though, going 22-of-31 on field goal attempts and 32-of-34 on extra points. His 71 percent on field goals was the lowest of any kicker in the NFL.


That's been painful to watch.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/12/2017 1:46:57 PM   
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Amazing story. To trade up into the 2nd round for a kicker is shocking enough. Then to cut him after one season....
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/12/2017 2:16:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

Amazing story. To trade up into the 2nd round for a kicker is shocking enough. Then to cut him after one season....

Watched a couple games of theirs last year, and you could literally FEEL the pressure on him.
It was a doomed story from the start, and very uncomfy to watch.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/13/2017 6:38:44 AM   
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Comments that Ezekial Elliott "needs to mature" are a perfect example of the problem we have with domestic abuse.

If he is guilty of abusing his girlfriend several times this is not a maturity issue - it is a criminal and mental health issue!

Boys don't beat their girlfriends and then "mature" as men and stop doing it.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20329845/ezekiel-elliott-understands-needs-mature-according-hall-famer-friend-marshall-faulk

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RE: Around the NFL - 8/13/2017 1:43:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

Amazing story. To trade up into the 2nd round for a kicker is shocking enough. Then to cut him after one season....


My sources informed me that Hoisflamer was the driving force behind that trade/pick. "We have to throw all our resources at PK. Early and late."
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/25/2017 9:56:46 PM   
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Niners cut LB Ahmad Brooks loose today.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/25/2017 11:42:29 PM   
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Damnnnnnn

DETROIT -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman fears he tore his right ACL when he suffered a noncontact injury two minutes into Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington.

The Patriots do not yet know the severity of Edelman's injury, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter the team also suspects it is an ACL tear. An MRI is scheduled for Saturday to determine the full extent of the injury.

Asked about the injury, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he did not have an update.

"We'll see what the extent is," said quarterback Tom Brady, who has played eight seasons with Edelman. "We're all hoping for the best. It's tough any time a teammate goes down. We've all been playing long enough where, when someone does, other people have to step in and fill the void.

"Hopefully that's not the case, but, you know, we'll figure it out tomorrow."

Edelman, 31, suffered the injury less than two minutes into the game. He was running an in-breaking route, beat linebacker Jarrad Davis and caught the ball at Detroit's 29-yard line. Edelman then turned up the field and planted his right foot into the turf at the 17 to avoid safety Tavon Wilson and lunged forward. He immediately reached to the back of his right knee.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/26/2017 9:55:38 PM   
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Sounds like the Lions are still ... the Lions




Michael Rothstein
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DETROIT -- Pay no attention to the score. For the purposes of what the Detroit Lions were trying to do and needed to see Friday night, the score means little. That’s the myth of the preseason, that final scores matter. The Lions, more than almost any other franchise, should understand the value -- or lack thereof -- of preseason records as predictors for regular-season success. After all, in 2008, Detroit went undefeated in exhibitions and winless once the games counted.

But the reality is much different than New England's 30-28 win over Detroit, and that has to leave the Lions concerned. When the starters played and when one of the best teams in the NFL fielded the majority of its top-line players, the Lions were overmatched. The offense could barely function. The defense couldn’t pressure QB Tom Brady and therefore struggled to cover.

So sure, the game ended up being close. But when it mattered, it wasn’t. And for a team that believes it has a chance to be competitive this year, that has to be at least a bit worrisome.

QB depth chart: It’s still pretty much set. Matthew Stafford is the starter, and he had a rough outing -- completing 15 of 22 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Jake Rudock came in midway through the third quarter and went 10 of 13 for 113 yards and a touchdown. Brad Kaaya finished the final 3:41 of the game and threw one incompletion.

Matthew Stafford completed 15 of 22 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Patriots. Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports

When it was starters vs. starters, the Lions looked...: Terrible. Atrocious. Pick your putrid adjective. Defensively, the pass rush was nonexistent and Brady had time to shred the secondary. Offensively, the Lions couldn’t do much right, either. The team’s first three drives resulted in a turnover and two three-and-outs. It was ugly. About the only positive for the Lions was the play of safety Glover Quin, who had an interception in the second quarter and continued to be a solid veteran in the back.

One reason to be concerned: Just one? While this game doesn’t count in the standings, the Lions looked nowhere close to one of the NFL’s premier teams. They were outclassed on offense and run over on defense, and the special teams were mediocre. If Detroit looks like this in the regular season, it could be a long season. The good news for the Lions -- not every team is the Patriots.

That guy could start: This might end up being more out of necessity after linebacker Tahir Whitehead left Friday’s game with a knee injury, but Jalen Reeves-Maybin made a quick impression. He’s shown good instincts throughout the preseason and has the speed to make plays -- including a couple against the Patriots. He got some first-team work as the third linebacker earlier Friday, but his role could expand. The question, of course, is whether the Lions feel comfortable with two rookies as their main linebackers -- if Whitehead’s injury is serious. At the very least, Reeves-Maybin looked like a player who could one day start for Detroit.

Rookie watch: Not the best outing for middle linebacker Jarrad Davis. The Patriots picked on him early with passes over the middle and it didn’t go well. Reeves-Maybin got some first-team linebacker work at the Sam spot in a rotation with Paul Worrilow and Antwione Williams. Kenny Golladay got a lot of first-team work at receiver but didn’t do much, with one catch for 2 yards on two targets.

Whitehead’s injury could be an issue: The Lions already had one rookie linebacker slotted into the lineup (Davis). Depending on the severity of Whitehead’s injury, it could leave Detroit with a very inexperienced linebacker corps. There’s a chance Detroit could go with two rookies as the main linebackers if the coaches decide Reeves-Maybin is the best option. Or they could go with Worrilow, who was signed in the offseason to fill the role Whitehead was in. It’s too soon to really know what’s going on -- and it’s not clear when he suffered the injury -- but anytime a player is immediately ruled out, it’s not the best sign. Considering Detroit’s issues in the front four, losing Whitehead for any amount of time would be a big problem.

Dwayne Washington should not be Detroit's kick returner, but the talent is there: He got the first couple of reps there but didn’t look comfortable. Last year, his vision to see holes and cuts and read them correctly was a problem that doesn't appear to be corrected. Jamal Agnew wasn’t much better, but he looks to have a better chance of breaking one. Right now, it seems he should be the leader for the gig. If not Agnew, then perhaps receiver TJ Jones when he comes back from injury, or Jace Billingsley if he makes the team. Billingsley had a couple of nice plays Friday, including a 19-yard punt return.

Much like last preseason, there were flashes of what Washington could be -- and that is what makes him enticing. His acceleration is high-level and he has good top-end speed. That showed on the touchdown reception he had in the third quarter, when he found a large hole and was able to take advantage of it. The skill set is tantalizing, and it’s why the Lions will likely keep him on the roster, but everything else has to get better.

Marvin Jones looks sharp: Jones' strong preseason continued against the Patriots -- one of the few bright spots on an otherwise dismal night for the team’s starters. The receiver had four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. It’s the second straight week he’s had a nice touchdown grab, and considering the struggles he had at the end of last season, this is a good sign for him. If Detroit can get consistent production out of Jones and Golden Tate, who had five catches for 62 yards, that's a good start for the offense.
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RE: Around the NFL - 8/26/2017 11:05:41 PM   
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Dropping like flies ...

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys fear starting middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, according to sources.

Hitchens suffered the injury with 19 seconds left in the first half of Saturday night's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. He will undergo additional testing, but if the diagnosis holds, then he would likely miss the season and need surgery.
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RE: Around the NFL - 9/1/2017 3:39:43 PM   
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The Seattle Seahawks are trading wide receiver Jermaine Kearse to the New York Jets for defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.

The Jets are also getting Seattle's 2018 second-round draft pick, and the teams are swapping seventh-round picks, a source said.

Richardson's immaturity has been a concern to some people in the organization. He has been suspended twice by the league, and he recently angered Todd Bowles with his public criticism of former teammate Brandon Marshall.

The acquisition of Richardson strengthens what was already one of the NFL's better front sevens, and it gives the Seahawks the interior pass-rusher they thought they were getting with top pick Malik McDowell, who may miss his rookie season following an ATV accident.

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RE: Around the NFL - 9/5/2017 6:46:13 PM   
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JJ Watt is awesome

$20M

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/05/news/companies/jj-watt-harvey-houston/index.html

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RE: Around the NFL - 9/18/2017 4:18:13 PM   
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Raiders are trending up
Love it.
Good looking squad.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/19/2017 7:31:38 AM   
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McAdoo throws Eli under the bus

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20750712/ben-mcadoo-new-york-giants-says-onus-key-mistake-eli-manning

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Take That Ray CRIMINAL Lewis - 9/24/2017 10:12:15 AM   
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More than a dozen Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players knelt during the U.S. national anthem before Sunday's game at Wembley Stadium.

It is believed to be in protest of President Donald Trump's recent comments on protests during the anthem.

The Ravens, who never had players protest previously, had 10 players take a knee: linebackers Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, Za'Darius Smith, Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser, wide receiver Mike Wallace, defensive lineman Carl Davis, safety Tony Jefferson, and defensive backs Anthony Levine and Lardarius Webb.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20800784/baltimore-ravens-jacksonville-jaguars-kneel-lock-arms-national-anthem

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RE: Take That Ray CRIMINAL Lewis - 9/24/2017 10:12:45 AM   
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RE: Around the NFL - 9/24/2017 10:52:52 AM   
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I'd bet it's definitely aimed at Trump's comments. When our own president is saying that he doesn't agree with the first amendment - that's worth protesting.

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RE: Around the NFL - 9/24/2017 11:16:57 AM   
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Sounds like lots of teams, coaches and even owners are going to be protesting today.

Good to see.
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RE: Around the NFL - 9/24/2017 11:25:02 AM   
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Broncos coach Vance Joseph told the Broncos players in a team meeting Saturday night he supported them and encouraged the group to stick together. He also told the players he would support them if they chose to address the President's comments after the game.

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RE: Around the NFL - 9/24/2017 11:25:11 AM   
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Vaughn McClure
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Falcons say owner Arthur Blank will stand on the sideline with coach Dan Quinn and the players during the national anthem today. Blank put out a statement Saturday denouncing President Donald Trump's harsh words about NFL players having demonstrations during the anthem.

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RE: Around the NFL - 9/24/2017 11:27:31 AM   
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NOt verified but...


THE STEEL CURTAIN!
THE STEELERS HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THE TEAM WILL NOT COME OUT FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

S.O.B!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Around the NFL - 9/24/2017 7:37:56 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

Sounds like lots of teams, coaches and even owners are going to be protesting today.

Good to see.

DAMN proud of the league today.
Stick together.
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