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The announcement comes just one day after former head coach Bruce Arians also announced he would step away from the NFL.

red_wings_050Why is Palmer calling it a career? Palmer spent a chunk of the 2017 season on injured reserve after breaking his arm against the Rams in Week 7.

He was drafted by the Bengals with the first overall pick in the 2003 draft. Palmer spent the first eight seasons of his career in Cincinnati. The Bengals finished 2010 with a 4-12 record, and Palmer requested, and was denied, a trade by the team, prompting him to retire for the first time.

The Bengals eventually agreed to trade his rights to the Raiders. After the better part of two seasons in Oakland with middling success, the Raiders traded Palmer to the Cardinals, where he experienced a renaissance.

No doubt, there’ll be plenty of stories to come like these over the next few days, both good and bad. What’s for certain now is that the worst of times have brought out the best in a lot of people that work in that building. “We have a great group of guys,” coach Bill O’Brien said, via text Wednesday night. “They’ve concentrated on football when we asked them to, and then supported each other during time off. We have coaches’ families and players’ families that needed to be evacuated—we’re all home now and we’ll begin preparation for Jacksonville and also do our part to help the people of Houston as much as we can.”

Very few players will make such a crucial catch as Diggs did in a game that big. So it’s understandable when he’s at a loss for words.

Hopefully he’s able to enjoy this moment before the Vikings head to Philadelphia with the goal of making it back to Minnesota for the Super Bowl.

I’ve heard that, David, and I respect McQueary for the chances he took that basically ruined his football career. But tell me: In the 400 pages of the investigative report that former FBI head Louis Freeh oversaw on the Sandusky case, Schiano’s name was not mentioned. In the grand jury testimony McQueary gave, and the hours of testimony he gave in the case, he never once mentioned the Schiano/Bradley story.

The story was hearsay—McQueary said another coach, Tom Bradley, said it. After the 2015 McQueary deposition with the Schiano charge in it, no prosecutor went after Schiano for it. No attorney for a victim went after Schiano, a wealthy former NFL coach, for any damages. Schiano denied it. Bradley said it was not so. After all that, if you still want to believe Schiano saw something, you certainly can. But it would not be supported by facts.

The result of mainstream media is in turn a direct result of people on social media using their platform to announce a “guilty before proven innocent” verdict which is unfortunately the environment we live in now.

Patriots without key offensive weapons against Bills

Tom Brady might have to rely heavily on Rob Gronkowski Sunday.

The Patriots will be without a few of their top offensive weapons against the visiting Bills at Gillette Stadium.

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After a tipped Matt Ryan pass landed on his backside, Lattimore reached back with his hands and brought his legs up to his rear to prevent the ball from hitting the turf at the Superdome. He got some assistance from fellow rookie Marcus Williams before rolling over to record his fifth interception of the season.

“They’re basically — I don’t want to say my players, but I had a lot to do with that roster. Left them in pretty good shape,” Fisher said, per ESPN. “And Sean, as he’s proven in this very short period of time, is an outstanding young coach. And he’s got the offense rolling, which they needed.”

While McVay has certainly proven himself in a short amount of time, Fisher points to the players he brought to the team, particularly quarterback Jared Goff, who was drafted No. 1 overall in 2016.

“That’s why we traded up with you guys here [the Titans] to get him, because we knew he had that kind of potential,” Fisher said. “We felt like both the quarterbacks had a chance to be franchise quarterbacks. We were right. Philly got theirs [with Carson Wentz], and the Rams got theirs.”
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Giants GM Dave Gettleman starts house cleaning with dismissal of Marc Ross, waiving of Bobby Hart

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman started cleaning house in his second day on the job Saturday, firing longtime executive Marc Ross and waiving disgruntled right tackle Bobby Hart.

Ross, the Giants’ vice president of player evaluation, had been a top lieutenant of previous general manager Jerry Reese and oversaw the team’s drafts. He was one of four candidates to interview for the general manager job.

“I worked with Marc when I was with the organization before,” Gettleman said in a statement released by the team. “I have great respect for him and high regard for his work. Clearly, we’re going in a different direction, but that doesn’t make these kinds of decisions any easier.”

Ross joined the Giants in May 2007 and was completing his 11th season with the team, including his fifth as VP of player evaluation. He had spent the previous six years as New York’s director of college scouting.

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They play host to the Packers on Sunday and will not have to face Aaron Rodgers, who has been out since Oct. 15 with a broken collarbone.

After playing host to the Packers, the Browns (0-12) will play the Ravens (7-5) in their home finale before road games against the Bears (3-9) and Steelers (10-2). If they can’t find a win over the next four weeks, they would join the 2008 Lions as the only teams in NFL history to go 0-16.

It’s easy to understand why Chiefs coach Andy Reid suspended cornerback Marcus Peters after he threw an official’s penalty flag into the stands during last week’s game. The suspension will leave the Chiefs shorthanded against the Raiders. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw for 417 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-30 Raiders win on Oct. 19.

This isn’t quite a playoff-elimination game in the AFC, but the loser definitely will be facing an uphill climb. The Ravens currently hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. The Texans snapped a three-game losing streak last week against the Cardinals and can remain in contention with a victory in Baltimore.

Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State — The 6-1, 312-pound senior helped the Seminoles clog the middle and hold Florida to 96 rushing yards on 34 attempts in a 38-22 FSU victory. Nnadi had three tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss and 1 1/2 sacks.

Erik Powell, PK, Washington State — Powell is listed as a kicker and has booted 19 field goals this year, but in the blowout loss to Washington, it was Powell’s punting that stood out as the bright spot for Wazzu. The 6-1, 202-pound senior punted four times for a 53-yard average and dropped two inside the 10-yard line. He also booted a pair of extra points in the 41-14 loss. As we’ve seen this year in the NFL with injuries to kickers, any NFL team would love to have a guy who can do both.
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Dak Prescott and the defense are giving the Cowboys some confidence that they can win without Ezekiel Elliott

Bruce Ellington, WR, Houston Texans (3.8 percent): Looking for a deeper league consideration in your flex? Ellington is a name of note. Over his past three games, he has 24 targets and 13 catches.

It’s OK for Hundley to be more like a rookie and target both Nelson and Adams often, and not try to be Rodgers, digging deep for Geronimo Allison or Richard Rodgers. Hundleymove the offense simply with heavy volume for his top two playmakers. The Packers should still use three and four receivers often, but more so with the intent of getting Nelson and Adams in the right spots.

The Jaguars added another key component to their dominant defense with a run stopper in Marcell Dareus, and it showed right away against the Bengals. And how about the offense getting things done with Blake Borltes and without Leonard Fournette? This clearly is now the best team in the AFC South.

Dak Prescott and the defense are giving the Cowboys some confidence that they can win without Ezekiel Elliott. The Chiefs game proved they are still built to beat anybody.

The Packers’ defense is depleted and lost on the back end. Their offense has a few sparks but nothing fiery yet with Brett Hundley. They get a bit of a break against the Bears, because Green Bay is better against the run than against the pass. Hundley will make fewer mistakes than rookie Mitchell Trubisky as the Packers steal an ugly one from their archrivals.

Hard to believe in hindsight that the Bengals had a playoff win in Pittsburgh in their hands just 22 months ago — but it seems like they’ve replayed the last two minutes of that game on an endless loop ever since. The Broncos don’t have a quarterback, period, and that’s infecting everything else. Only for viewers with strong stomachs.
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Texans’ Duane Brown on kneeling for anthem: Team felt sense of unity playing for each other

During the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, the majority of Houston Texans players kneeled and linked arms. Approximately 10 players stood.

Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and rookie running back D’Onta Foreman missed Friday’s practice as a response to McNair’s controversial comments, which were reported in an ESPN The Magazine story on Friday morning.

“It took some time,” Shanahan said. “It was more than I have had to deal with. There were a lot of guys to go through and not all of it is just clear-cut answers either so you’ve got to talk and understand it as well as I possibly can.

“We understand the challenge of this game. We’re going to play a good team on the road, with a very sound and aggressive defense, and an offense that can score a lot of points with some very good players. The guys know what we have in front of us.”

Frost and his wife are expecting the arrival of their first child at some point this week. Frost has said that if the baby is born on Friday or Saturday, he will not travel with the team to Dallas. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander will coach the team, if Frost is unavailable.

“I’m 42 years old, so I’m going to be an old dad, but I’m blessed that it’s coming,” Frost told the Orlando Sentinel.

“We’ll see how it works out. I hope she’s smart enough as a coach’s wife not to have it happen Friday or Saturday so we can go try to get this win. But your first child being born is only going to happen to you once in your life and I definitely want to be there.”raiders_070-223x223

Eagles vs. Panthers live stream: How to watch ‘Thursday Night Football’ online

Coming off a home win last weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles hit the road in Week 6 to take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Both teams sit at 4-1 on the season, and will be subjected to the Color Rush treatment on Thursday Night Football when they play at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network/CBS (live stream).

Hundley played college football at UCLA, where he completed over 67 percent of his passes for 9,966 yards with 75 touchdowns against 25 picks. Depending on the severity of Rodgers’ injury, they’ll hope that Hundley can bring that same magic.

What does this mean for Rodgers? Rodgers came into the game completing nearly 67 percent of his passes, with 1,367 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Last week, Rodgers led one of his signature comeback drives against the Cowboys.

Since he became the Packers’ starting quarterback, he’s largely avoided any serious injuries. Except for the 2013 season, Rodgers has played in at least 15 games each season since 2008. In that 2013 season, he broke the same collarbone that he broke on Sunday.

Sunday’s total is set at 52 points. The OVER is 14-6 in the last 20 games between Green Bay and Dallas.

The Cowboys and the Packers entered the 2017 season as two of the favorites to win the NFC. Green Bay has looked the part of a contender thus far, while Dallas could use a win like this one to get its season on track.

The NFL agrees Elliott’s accuser lied to police: The NFL’s investigators interviewed witnesses about the fight outside The Social Room. They confirmed the friend’s statement, that Elliott’s alleged victim and the other woman did not punch each other.

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Jokic’s playmaking presents a similar challenge.

The story is murkier when one of them rests, and Washington was famously a disaster when they sat together — even with Markieff Morris propping up reserve units. Scott Brooks could stagger his stars more, and the Wiz are confident they’ve beefed up their bench with Jodie Meeks, Mike Scott, Tim Frazier, and a full season of Ian Mahinmi. The jury is, umm, out on that one.

The Wizards lazed through most of the season — especially the end of it — on defense. They dialed it up a little in the playoffs, but they should be better. They have not accomplished enough to be entitled. To reach the next level — the level they are constantly yapping about — they have to develop good habits now.

They may also be due some good luck: Wiz opponents shot 41.8 percent on open 3s, the highest mark in the league.

Seven-footers simply aren’t supposed to thread needles and facilitate offense to the degree he does. Maybe you’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: Since Jokic became the starting center in mid-December of last season, Denver — not Golden State — led the NBA in offensive efficiency.

The Warriors didn’t become “The Warriors” until Curry transformed into a transcendent talent, a metamorphosis that began to take shape in 2012-13, gained momentum in 2013-14 and became reality in 2014-15. He’s a bona fide superstar and a face of the NBA.

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That’s the same attitude that Giants coach Ben McAdoo and his players are taking as they to search for that first win of 2017.

With Washington and Dallas at .500 and the Giants’ season upside down in a roadside ditch, Carson Wentz and the Eagles are 3-1 and leading the NFC East. And while, yes, they were 3-1 last season, too, on the way to 7-9, Wentz is showing more than was expected of him at this point in his career. Eagles coaches said in camp it takes three to four years for a quarterback to master the West Coast style offense they’re running. So there are still bumps ahead. But Wentz’s completion percentage is up over 60, his yards per attempt are at a respectable middle-of-the-pack 7.2, and his 62.9 Total QBR is seventh best in the league. The Eagles are confident they have their guy, and they’re excited that he’s helping them make some contender-style noise early in his second season.

I know the odds and the percentages and all that against an 0-4 team making a run and playing in January are super, super slim, but we’re not worried about that. We’re just trying to win a game right now and then hopefully we can get on a roll.

Lynn agreed.

There’s so much football left, he said. There are 12 games, 12 weeks left, and it’s way too early to mentally check out. If this was midway through the season or on the third quarter of the season, maybe some concern there, but not right now.

Like the Chargers, no Giants players have thrown in the towel on the season.

Nobody wants to sit there without a win and if you go back, we haven’t had a win. We lost the last five games — we have to include that Green Bay game, linebacker and defensive captain Jonathan Casillas said.

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Tony Romo called a Saints touchdown before it happened, just like last week

Tony Romo’s broadcasting career has gotten off to a booming start. After showing that he could see the future last week by calling many plays before they happened, he did it again early in Week 2.

Romo called for Brandon Coleman to get the ball for the Saints, and just as Romo predicted, that’s exactly what happened:

Most color analysts describe what happened on a play after it happens. But Romo is able to look at what both sides of the ball are doing, and what it’s going to mean. He also takes previous plays into account, thinking a few steps ahead of anybody else.

Romo still has work to do when it comes to sounding like a more traditional broadcaster, but the knowledge that he’s delivering more than makes up for it. He was built for this.

We already knew Prater had power — he kicked the longest NFL field goal ever in 2013 — but this was an impressive and hilarious reminder. He’s now 38-of-47 on kicks of 50-plus yards in his career, including 9-of-9 since the start of the 2016 season.

Lions 14, Giants 7: Eric Ebron caught just one touchdown pass last season, but he’s already reached that total this year after hooking up with Matthew Stafford for a 7-yard score Monday night. The tight end didn’t have a great Week 1 with just two catches for nine yards on three targets, but he’s already up to five catches for 42 yards and a TD against New York.

Lions 7, Giants 7: The two teams traded turnovers early in the second quarter. First, New York Jonathan Bullard Youth Jersey stopped a Lions’ drive in its tracks when Jason Pierre-Paul knocked the ball from Matthew Stafford before he could throw it and the defense recovered it. New York gave it right back, however, with Authentic Will Blackmon Jersey an incredible interception by linebacker Tahir Whitehead off a tipped pass on the very next play.