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Penn took to twitter shortly after to explain what happened, saying the fan threw a bottle at his car.

Ham, a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker with eight Pro Bowl selections as well as four Super Bowl rings, thinks Barkley is one of the best players in the country and fully deserving of the Heisman buzz.

Penn took to twitter shortly after to explain what happened, saying the fan threw a bottle at his car.

The Pro Bowl left tackle held out of training camp for a new contract. He returned to the team without getting that deal with the assurance he would eventually receiver the contract he was after.

I’m sure once cooler heads prevail, Penn will express regret. Because he’s the bigger man. Both literally and figuratively to the clowns who were attempting to get some free lawsuit money from him.

Blake Bortles completed a seven-yard pass to James O’Shaughnessy, but was met by Vince Williams who fell beneath the backup tight end while trying to tackle him. O’Shaughnessy may have been laying on his back, but with Williams in the way, he wasn’t yet down. That’s when Shazier entered the play, popped the ball from the Jaguar’s hands, and plucked it out of the air for the rare interception that wasn’t Bortles fault.

The 49ers released Bowman on Friday. GM John Lynch released the following statement:

“NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful. During that time, NaVorro was a key component of one of the best teams in the League and his passion for the game allowed him to quickly become a favorite of our Faithful fans. Thursday evening, Kyle and I met with NaVorro, and from our conversation it became evident that going in different directions was best for both him and our team. Although NaVorro may be moving on, he will always be looked at as one of the great players to wear the red and gold. We wish him and his family great success.”

Indians have won 21 consecutive games. Browns have won 21 games since Oct. 24, 2011

The Cleveland Indians have been hot — they’ve won 21 straight games, which sets an American League record, and ties the MLB record.

It also matches the amount of games the Cleveland Browns have won over several years:

Unfortunately, the injury appears to be to his right leg, the same leg he suffered an ACL tear in back in 2015, a season he missed in its entirety. Nelson earned the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award for 2016 after returning from said injury and grabbing 97 receptions, 1,257 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.

Nelson suffered the injury in the first quarter and was not targeted prior to the injury. He and Randall Cobb are the Packers’ top receivers, with Nelson catching seven passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Nelson, 32, has been considered somewhat injury prone later in his career. He was a second-round pick by the Packers in 2008 and has spent his entire career with the team.

It’s a good sign for New York that the team was able to get its offense chugging for a couple minutes there, but this was a missed opportunity after getting so close to the end zone.

Lions 17, Giants 7: Eli Manning keeps getting sacked, and offensive tackle Ereck Flowers in particular has struggled badly. One Giants fan provided a review.

Lions 17, Giants 7: Matt Prater needed his kick to go 56 yards for a field goal late in the second quarter. He got there, but it was as close as you could possibly imagine. The ball bounced off the crossbar and squeaked through by that much.

Somehow, he managed to do this (and hit a 58-yarder last week) without his regular holder, too.

Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension and appeal, explained

On Aug. 11, the NFL finally announced a six-game suspension for Ezekiel Elliott to start this season, after an investigation spanning more than a year. The suspension stems from domestic violence allegations made against Elliott in July 2016.

A woman who identified herself as Elliott’s ex-girlfriend filed a police report claiming Elliott had been abusive over the course of five days in July 2016. She filed two separate reports with the Columbus Police Department. Witnesses who claimed to have been present did not corroborate her statements, and police and prosecutors decided not to bring charges against Elliott.

Elliott filed an appeal, as expected. The NFL and NFLPA are publicly at odds over this situation, and this thing could drag on for some time.

He was ruled out for the rest of the game and the fear is he tore the ACL in his left knee, according to NFL medical analyst for SiriusXM and the San Diego Union-Tribune Dr. David J. Chao. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Robinson, who is in a contract year, suffered a significant knee injury, while NFL Media says it’s indeed an ACL tear.

The injury occurred on the third play from scrimmage. On a third-and-2 from the Jacksonville 23-yard line, Jags quarterback Blake Bortles hit Robinson for a 17-yard gain. Robinson was hurt when he was pushed out bounds by Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson.

The exciting rookie third-round pick played 44 offensive snaps for Detroit in Week 1 (62 percent), hauling in two scores and four total catches. There’s a ton to love about his skill set, as he’s a big-bodied receiver with good functional speed and a massive catch radius. For now, he’s the No. 3 wideout in Detroit, but this is an offense that will be among the leaders in three receiver sets and I wouldn’t be surprised if Golladay surpasses Marvin Jones Jr. on the depth chart. He is a must add in all leagues based on talent and potential role.steelers_123

Malik Jackson made 181 pet adoptions possible in Jacksonville by paying the fees

Like most of us, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Malik Jackson loves good dogs (and cats). So Jackson took it upon himself to make the weekend of May 6-7 one of the biggest adoption weekends ever for the Jacksonville Humane Society.

The JHS partnered up with PetSmart Charities, as well as Jackson’s foundation, Malik’s Gifts. It was Jackson’s second go around with JHS after spending time with them in December, where children read books to the dogs.

Last year in May — following the selection of Keenan Reynolds by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2016 NFL draft — the Department of Defense updated a policy mandating two years of service for athletes to allow appointments in the reserve upon requests.

“A service member can request to be tendered an appointment in the reserve upon graduation and satisfy their commissioned service obligation in the Ready Reserve,” the new policy stated, via the Washington Post.

But the sudden reversal by the Air Force meant Robinette would not be able to serve his commitment as a reserve and wouldn’t be eligible to play in the NFL until 2019 — possibly crushing his chances at an NFL career. Not graduating Wednesday could be another strike at his hopes.

The last Air Force player to be drafted was defensive end Bryce Fisher, selected by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft. He returned to play for the Bills in 2001 before eventually developing into a starter for the St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

Lions’ do-it-all Hall of Famer Yale Lary dies at 86

Few players in NFL history were as effectively versatile as Yale Lary, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and Detroit Lions legend who died Friday at age 86.

Over the course of an 11-season career, Lary helped the Lions win three of their four all-time NFL championships while serving as a defensive back, punter and return man. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979.

Lary recorded 50 interceptions in his career, picking off at least two passes every year from 1952-64 — except for the 1954 and 1955 seasons, which he missed while serving in the U.S. Army.

He took two of those picks back for touchdowns and also scored three career touchdowns on punt returns, serving as the Lions’ primary returner for six seasons.

When he wasn’t bringing back punts, he was delivering them, averaging 44.3 yards over his career and three times leading the NFL in yards per punt.

Team owner Jerry Jones was quick to shoot down the trade rumors on Friday, saying the report did not come from anyone inside the organization and that Scandrick is a big part of the team’s plans.

Jerry Jones on Orlando Scandrick: “He did not hear that from anybody associated with the Cowboys. We have no intention at all.”

Dallas took Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton in the first round, then picked up a pair of corners in Colorado’s Chidobe Awuzie and Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis on Friday.

Scandrick, 30, is by far the most experienced corner on the team, as Awuzie, Lewis and 2016 sixth-rounder Anthony Brown have a year of experience or less. It wouldn’t seem wise to trade Scandrick now but rather wait before the final year of his contract when the team can get out of the deal for just $1.6 million in dead money while creating $4 million in cap space, according to CBS Sports.nike_chargers_221

Teams looking to revamp their secondary (Titans, Saints) are in luck.

I’m making this pick based on who I think would be able to immediately step into a starting role for the Dolphins — both as an evaluation of the player and as an evaluation of the need for Miami. Willis, Ogunjobi, and Wormley probably all end up as depth on Miami’s roster for at least the 2017 season if not longer. That does not seem to be value for a second-round pick. Jackson could be the right pick, but Miami likes the bigger cornerbacks, and Jackson would likely move inside, where the team already has Tony Lippett, Bobby McCain, and Michael Thomas all capable of being the nickel cornerback.

That really leaves me with three guards (Dawkins, Johnson, and Asiata) or a safety (King). As much as I want the Dolphins to upgrade the guard position and give the offense effective pass protection and run blocking, the offensive line can either be addressed in the third round or the team can be set with whomever comes out of the Ted Larsen, Kraig Urbik, Anthony Steen position battle. That brings us to King.

Teams looking to revamp their secondary (Titans, Saints) are in luck. Defensive backs make up 17 of Pro Football Focus’s top 50 prospects this spring. The pool is so deep that Quincy Wilson, a 6’1 corner who limited opposing passers to a 29.9 rating last season, may still be available when the third round rolls around.

Headliners in the group include a pair of standouts from both LSU and Ohio State. Former Tigers Jamal Adams and Tre’Davious White and Buckeyes Malik Hooker and Marshon Lattimore are elite athletes with proven records of production in the backfield. Others, like Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis, Clemson’s Cordrea Tankersley, and Connecticut’s Obi Melifonwu, should also command premium draft slots.

The 10th assistant will happen, but it won’t happen in a way that overly inconveniences small schools.

Great point guards generally accomplish the same set of goals on the floor, each choosing their own preferred way to do it. Where Chris Paul is sneaky and exploitative, Russell Westbrook is soaring dynamics, and Stephen Curry thrives off causing panic, Wall’s trick is to treat the defense like they’re not even there. He’ll loft a touch pass over them to his big man, or glide by them effortlessly. Occasionally, he needs a bit of help — but his reaction here sums it all up, right?

Wall shrugged all the way to a Game 1 victory as Washington moves past Atlanta. That was a real treat. We’ll see what Atlanta comes back with in Game 2 — certainly, more attempts to get the ball out of Wall’s hands and make other players beat the Wizards. But Wall was so masterful on Sunday that if he plays anything like that, it probably won’t matter.

So this solution suits pretty much everyone. The 10th assistant will happen, but it won’t happen in a way that overly inconveniences small schools.

It could, however, set off a second wave of coaching changes
Often, coaching changes take place after the regular season ends, but before Christmas. This 10th position could see major shake-ups in January, however, as coaches look to jump to better schools.

“And I know the people of Pittsburgh, who loved him not only for the Super Bowl championships he brought as the owner of the Steelers, but for his generosity of spirit, mourn his passing today. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the Rooney family, some of the most gracious and thoughtful people we know — even as we celebrate the life of Dan Rooney: a championship-caliber good man.”

The oldest of Rooney’s nine children, Art II, currently serves as the president of the Steelers, a position he took over in 2003.

this matchup looked like a potential battle for the division lead

This will be a battle of strengths. The Lions are third in the NFL, averaging 306.9 passing yards per game. Pittsburgh has struggled to stop the run, but is No. 4 against the pass, allowing just 201.3 passing yards per game. Something will have to give when they meet at Heinz Field.

Heading into the season, this matchup looked like a potential battle for the division lead. Not a lot has gone right for either team through 10 weeks, though, and the game will be one of two on Sunday without major playoff implications.

The game will, however, have an impact on the NFL Draft order. Despite losing its first eight games, Tampa Bay could tie Atlanta at 2-8 with a win. The Buccaneers have been playing better recently, while Atlanta’s struggles have gotten worse as the season has gone along.

The knee-jerk reaction would be to question the league’s involvement with the Olympics in the foreseeable future. I know I did, and it’s a valid point.

The NHL’s talks with the International Olympic Committee clearly have been stalled for months. Just take a look at these few sentences from the NHL’s statement on the matter:

“A number of months have now passed and no meaningful dialogue has materialized. Instead, the IOC has now expressed the position that the NHL’s participation in Beijing in 2022 is conditioned on our participation in South Korea in 2018.”

The run rating number for each offensive lineman is a per-snap rendition of ProFootballFocus’ Run Blocking ratings, with the colors (Green = Good, Yellow = OK, Red = Bad) pointing out each player’s performance relative to his positional peers across the league.

Robert Griffin III returns to form vs. Vikings

Standout performances have been few and far between for Robert Griffin III in 2017, but on Thursday Night Football the second-year quarterback had his best game since November of 2017, but it wasn’t enough as the Washington Redskins defense couldn’t prevent 20 unanswered points in a 34-27 Minnesota Vikings victory.

Griffin III finished with 281 passing yards and three touchdowns in defeat. It wasn’t just about the passes he completed, but how Griffin III used his weapons. A total of eight receivers were targeted on Thursday night, with five different players catching multiple passes. Pierre Garcon was the biggest benefactor, with the veteran receiver finishing with seven catches for 119 yards.

“Any NFL player that gives Martin a hard time — I don’t know him — but any guy who says, ‘This guy should have been a tough guy, should have stood up to him,’ it’s BS,” he said. When former NFL tight end Cam Cleeland discusses the dangers and immorality of rookie hazing, he’s speaking from experience.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the former Saint, Patriot and Ram, who nearly lost an eye in a hazing ritual during his 1998 rookie season, discussed the recent Jonathan Martin bullying scandal and defended the Miami Dolphins tackle from allegations of passivity.

“I don’t care if you’re a good guy or not, you don’t deserve that kind of treatment in any workplace. You’ve got to be tough. We’re all tough guys. But in the end, you’re still a human being.”

As a rookie with the Saints, the now-retired Cleeland was subjected to a mandatory rite of passage in which first-year players were forced to pass through a gantlet of punishment from veteran teammates. He was forced to walk a hallway lined with free-swinging vets who doled out blows as the young players navigated the length of the hall with a pillowcase over their heads.

Everything fell apart for Tony Bennett’s team, again.

Florida put a destruction on Virginia on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Gators’ 65-39 win was one of the most dominant showings of March so far, and, on Virginia’s part, the tournament’s biggest embarrassment yet.

The loss continued a trend of strong Virginia teams losing either too early or really ugly in March Madness. This one can certainly be filed under “ugly”; whether it’s “early” depends on your view of this Hoos team. But at any rate, UVA took a terrible loss, and it’s the fourth year in a row that the program has exited March in agony.

Winning NCAA tournaments is hard, and so is meeting expectations when you’re a regular top seed like Virginia. But enough disappointment has now piled up that it’s worth wondering what Tony Bennett’s doing wrong, or if he is. A sample size of just a handful of games can only tell us so much, but let’s take what we can.

He’s taking a quick break to raise funds for the Arc Village of Jacksonville — an independent-living neighborhood for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — and first responders of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department. According to Bonnie Upright, the foundation’s executive director, the golf tournament, charity auction, and concert have raised approximately $100,000 this year.

“It didn’t take a long time to fix it, but the first week it wasn’t pretty. It didn’t look good and that’s a part of it. When you’re trying to change things it’s not going to be great but we were able to kind of hash that out and now it’s going well.”

3DQB tweeted out a quick video of Bortles throwing a pass, and his delivery looks significantly more compact. He’s holding the ball just below his chin during his dropback, and it doesn’t get any lower than his elbow on his windup.2