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 defensive linemen at whom Denver could be looking."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Denver should keep an eye on the nose tackle market in final wave of free agencyNew Adam Gotsis Jersey ,28commentsBenjamin Allbright gives a few names of interior defensive linemen at whom Denver could be looking. Denver should keep an eye on the nose tackle market in final wave of free agencyThe final wave of free agency begins. As of today, any players signed on the open market no longer count towards the compensatory pick formula, so we could potentially see some of the free agents still left on the market getting snatched up.NFL Insider, Benjamin Allbright joined 1st & 10 at 10 on Orange and Blue 760 today to discuss likely landing spots for some of the top free agents and if Denver could look to sign any of them.Allbright mentioned nose tackle as the primary position that Denver could look to sign in this final wave of free agency heading into camp. His list overlaps with some of the names our Joe Rowles talked about a few days ago.He mentioned Muhammad Wilkerson as a potential option on the defensive interior. Wilkerson is probably the most talented out of the group, but isn’t a perfect fit as a true nose tackle, although he can play all over the defensive interior. The biggest issue is likely price as Allbright mentions Wilkerson is probably not in Denver’s range.The other two names more likely to be in Denver’s price are Domata Peko and Corey Liuget. Peko is one that we have talked about several times on the site and makes a lot of sense if Denver is looking for someone to play limited snaps in base packages and short yardage.Liuget is an interesting name as he is only 28 years old and has been a solid player for the Chargers throughout his career. Liuget didn’t play much last year as he sat out the first four games with a PED violation, and then suffered a season ending quad tear a few weeks later. His contract option was not picked up by the Chargers this offseason making him a free agent.My gut says we’ll see Peko back on a one-year deal before camp, but we’ll have to see how this last wave of free agency plays out over the next few weeks.Will the Broncos D ever be able to stop a tight end? Good morning, Broncos Country!In the midst of the Raiders’ 33-13 meltdown against the L.A. Rams last week, one player remained unfazed and just charged through the mighty Rams’ defense without abandon - tight end Jared Cook.The 10-year veteran torched the Wade Phillips-led Rams defense with 180 yards on nine catches - which, for the math majors, is a 20-yard average on each catch.That would seem like an amazing day for the tight end and an embarrassing one for the Rams’ defense...until you read the Broncos’ stat line on covering a rookie tight end named Will Dissly.That 265-pounder lumbered for 105 yards against the Broncos defense on just three catches.THREE CATCHES!! (again, for the math majors, that’s an average of 35 yards per catch).It was a definite lowlight in the Broncos’ win over the Seahawks, and one that better be addressed this week, or the embarrassing Raiders may just show some life in Mile High.Joseph blamed the 105-yard allowance primarily on “missed tackles” - which has some truth to it considering Dissly is a freight train. But the fact remains that tight ends repeatedly exploit Broncos linebackers and secondary, and Cook just might do the same.“He’s a mismatch and a great receiving tight end,” said his coach Jon Gruden Gary Zimmerman Jersey , speaking to the Denver media by phone. “If you give certain coverages, certain matchups like this game sometimes presents — if you’re lucky enough to have the wild card that can win, you can put in all kinds of plays to help him be a dominant player.”Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr knows how dominant Cook can be.“He can do everything. He can block. He can run routes. He can play the in-line tight end, he can play the full back spots. He does a lot of things for us,” Carr said. “To have the ability to do all of those things, allows us to do our whole offense when he’s in the game. That’s crucial for us to not just be one dimensional.”Gruden and his quarterback are not wrong, and the Broncos will need an answer for Cook.The question is, do they have it?“The tight ends, we haven’t fixed that yet,” coach Vance Joseph said about the perennial Achilles heel to the Broncos’ defense. “That guy had too many big plays on us last week. ...The tight end is going to be a challenge this week. He is a physical mismatch for most safeties, and definitely for backers. We have to have a plan to bracket him and to play a safety over top of him like he’s a receiver. Hopefully we can rush the passer, speed the quarterback up and kind of help us cover these guys. He’s going to be a challenge.”And if the Broncos don’t contain him?“It’s going to be a long day for us,” Joseph said. “We have a plan, and hopefully it works to a T on Sunday.”Rookie Bradley Chubb knows his assignment for that plan.“Know what he can do and try not to let him do it,” Chubb said. “Whether it’s me guarding or a DB guarding him, dropping the coverage and stuff like that. We’ve just got to make sure we contain him and not let him get too big on us.”The good news for the Broncos defense is that last season Cook didn’t get too big, only catching one ball for two yards in the second matchup and just three for 46 yards in the first one. So based on that small sample size, at least Cook’s performance is trending down when it comes to the Broncos.But Cook won’t be the only offensive weapon on the Raiders’ roster that can exploit the Broncos’ defensive weaknesses.Marshawn Lynch also carries that badge. Though the running back is old and cantankerous Garett Bolles Jersey , he can still drag 142 people with him to the end zone. Inside linebacker Todd Davis recalled having to “gang tackle” Lynch last season to keep him contained - which the Broncos mostly did last season, holding Lynch to just 12 rushing yards in the first outing but 67 on the return matchup.“He’s a different beast, a different creature,” Davis said, adding that they studied a lot of film on Lynch to learn his running tendencies. “You definitely have to bring all of your weight behind the tackle, and the whole gang has to help. He’s a great runner, and you definitely have to bring it when you tackle him.”Will Parks called Lynch’s ability to remain upright “ridiculous.”“I saw the play the other [day] where he dragged the guy seven yards to the end zone. His phenomenal strength is ridiculous,” Parks said. At the end of the day, as long as we worry about us, we should be fine.” Outside linebacker Shaquill Barrett had some more advice.“Just gang tackle. Everybody run to the ball, pursue to the ball and just tackle him low,” Barrett said. “When you go up high, he’s just going to keep running and turning those legs. So, go low.”Horse TracksJon Gruden, Derek Carr praise Von Miller: 'He's a walking Hall of Famer'The Raiders' head coach and quarterback are impressed by Denver's outside linebackers.Oakland Raiders begin preparation for Week 2 against the Denver BroncosFollowing a disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Rams Week 1, Head Coach Jon Gruden and Co. will try to rebound against a division rival.Through My Eyes: Justin Simmons and the anatomy of an interceptionIn his own words, Justin Simmons takes us through his third-quarter interception of Russell Wilson.Von Miller says Raiders offensive line got “a whole lot better” with addition of Kolton Miller - Silver And Black PrideWhen the Raiders selected UCLA tackle Kolton Miller in the draft this year, many fans were puzzled and/or unsupportive of the pick. It seemed like a reach in a draft long on defensive talent but...Report: Paxton Lynch works out for the EaglesHoping to see what talent is floating around on the open market Juwann Winfree Denver Broncos Jersey , the Eagles worked out quarterback Paxton Lynch, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com.Denver Broncos news: 2 players released from practice squadThe Broncos are moving on from two defensive linemen.Former Syracuse football standout Shamarko Thomas signs with Denver Broncos | syracuse.comFormer Syracuse standout Shamarko Thomas signed with Denver Broncos on Tuesday.Case Keenum, Von Miller and Co. show support at fourth annual Taste of the Broncos presented by King SoopersAfter Broncos Country helped spur the team to a season-opening win on Sunday, the Broncos returned the favor by showing their support at Monday’s Taste of the Broncos.Raiders team may not be as bad as final score versus Rams would suggest - Silver And Black PrideThe 33-13 score indicates one of the best teams in the NFL blew out one of the worst. But if you saw the game, it was more of a sudden collapse by one of the least likely players the Raiders could get that from.Raiders find big-time receiving threat in Jared Cook but little else in loss to Rams - NFL Nation- ESPNCooks had a franchise record for receiving yards, but was one of the few good things to come out of Jon Gruden’s return to Oakland.New NFL coaches went historical 0-7 in Week 1 - NFL.comNew coaches started the NFL season with a historical low 0-7 showing with some lopsided stumbles out of the gate.Rams and Sean McVay's preseason code of silence unveils new wrinkles in Week 1 - NFL Nation- ESPNThe Rams' offensive starters didn't play a snap in the preseason. Then they unleashed what they've been working on in Week 1.The Joey Bosa effect: Los Angeles Chargers need more pass rush - NFL Nation- ESPNThe Chargers need to figure out how to create pressure with pass-rusher Joey Bosa on the sidelines.Le'Veon Bell saga 2.0: Torn locker room, lost money, free agency - NFL Nation- ESPNBell is now off the depth chart, and the player-team relationship is, at best, icy. Here's what we know -- and don't -- as the stalemate continues.Better test for Kansas City Chiefs' run defense comes vs. Steelers - NFL Nation- ESPNThe Chiefs jumped out to a big lead, which limited the Chargers' run game. After an offseason investment, K.C. will see if it got its money's worth.Josh Gordon thinks Cleveland Browns' hope for his return is justified - NFL Nation- ESPNJohn Dorsey knows there is risk in taking back Gordon, who played 10 games the past four seasons. But it's a risk the Browns believe is worth taking.The NFL’s TV ratings have become a weekly referendum on everything - The Washington PostIn this contentious political climate, the regular quantification of football’s television audience has become ‘a weekly news hook where one side gets to ratify its view.’Horse Tracks - docllv’s picks of the dayThink you know Adam Jones? Try seeing him through the eyes of an 18-year-old cancer survivor – The AthleticThe Broncos cornerback is like a big brother to Lilian Shaffer, the daughter of Jones' long-time agent.
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 with the playing of the 94th Annual East/West Shrine game. The game will be played on Saturday the 19th in St. Petersburg Florida at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The game can be seen on NFL Network.Players of Interest East Offense 85 WR DaMarkus Lodge - Mississippi 6’2” 20478 OT Tyree St Louis - Miami 6’5’ 315 East Defense6 Derek Baity Jr. - CB Kentucky 6’3” 1882 Delvon Randall - S Temple 6’1” 21540 Khalil Hodge - LB Buffalo 6’1” 235 28 Michael Jackson Sr. - CB Miami 6’1” 20591Jordan Brailford -EDGE OK State 6’3” 250West Offense4 Brett Rypien - QB Boise St 6’2” 2022 KeeSean Johnson - WR Fresno St 6’2” 199West Defense31 Montre Hartage - CB Northwestern 6’ 19545 Landis Durham - EDGE Texas A&M6’3” 25549 Derick Roberson - EDGE Sam Houston St 6’4” 250 27 Andrew Wingard - Safety Wyoming 6’ 214 With a month to go before the 2019 NFL Draft Artie Burns Jersey , I’ve finally started studying the prospects and mocks. Here’s what I’ve learned (so far)."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsCommentaryEverything I’ve learned about the 2019 NFL Draft, so far New,26commentsWith a month to go before the 2019 NFL Draft, I’ve finally started studying the prospects and mocks. Here’s what I’ve learned (so far). EDTShareTweetShareShareEverything I’ve learned about the 2019 NFL Draft, so far Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe 2019 NFL Draft is about a month away, and I’ve finally started to pay attention to it.“Why?” you may ask. Why am I, a responsible Steelers writer, only just now starting to pay attention to all things draft-related—including prospects and mocks? I’ll ask you a question: do you pay attention to a weather forecast three weeks out, or do you wait until a day or two before it’s scheduled to hit your area? You know as well as I do that no matter how many simulated models those meteorologists study, they ain’t gonna know the real force and potential destruction of Hurricane Kyler until about two days before he hits land. Anyway, this draft coverage strategy of mine is nothing new. You can accuse me of being lazy if you want. And I get that, especially if you’re one of those draftniks (or is it nuts?) who starts studying it right after the season.....well, you never stop Joshua Dobbs Jersey , really—you may even be working on your very first 2020 mock draft as we speak. However,I’m different than you. When the Steelers season is over, I like to keep watching the NFL. Believe it or not, I’m into the other teams still fighting for the Lombardi trophy (assuming Pittsburgh’s last game wasn’t the Super Bowl). And, all the while, I’m writing about the fall-out of the just concluded Steelers season; what went wrong? Who will they sign in free agency? What free agents of theirs will they not bring back? Also, in case you haven’t noticed, drama has been a very big part of this offseason and many previous offseasons—and that, my friend, is ripe with countless angles (mainly involving Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell) to write about. But enough about all that. Let’s talk about the 2019 NFL Draft. What things have I learned (so far) after finally starting my research? —I can’t believe how many defensive linemen/outside linebackers/edge pass-rushers are likely to be drafted with the top 15 or 20 picks—especially the top 10. This is actually nothing new, but it really seems to be a thing this year. Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Ed Oliver James Conner Jersey , Rashan Gary, etc., etc. Yes, perhaps this year more than most, there’s definitely a premium on finding the guys who can wreak havoc on the guys who pass the ball. —Again, defense usually dominates the draft, with most of the can’t-miss prospects getting snatched up well-before the middle of the first round. Gee, why haven’t the Steelers—with an average draft position of 23 under Mike Tomlin—been able to rebuild their defense into the dominant unit it was in the 2000s? —While there is a premium on pass-rushers once again this year, there doesn’t seem to be a surplus of inside linebackers, with the Devin twins (White and Bush) both likely to be off the board well before Pittsburgh is scheduled to pick at 20. With Devin White and Devin Bush as the only sure-fire first-round picks at inside linebacker, it may behoove the Steelers to try and move up to draft their man. And if they’re not willing to move up in the first round, maybe the Steelers can find a way to move up into the early portion of the second round (they do have 10 draft picks at their disposal) to select Alabama’s Mack Wilson. Either way, much like a season ago Cameron Sutton Jersey , it is highly unlikely Pittsburgh will be able to address the inside linebacker position by sitting idly by. —Unlike recent draft classes, there isn’t a ton of hype for this year’s crop of quarterbacks. However, that’s not likely to prevent prospects such as Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock from being drafted higher than they perhaps deserve. —Speaking of which, just one year after drafting Josh Rosen with the 10th pick (a pretty big investment in the quarterback position),the Arizona Cardinals are expected to take Murray—all 5’10” of him—first, over all. What does that mean? It means that once you find a quarterback who can play, you keep signing him to lucrative contract extensions until the wheels (his arm) fall off. —This should actually be a good year for the Steelers to address a need in the first round with a great value selection at a position other than inside linebacker. From what I’ve seen, Pittsburgh should have its choice of receiver and/or cornerback at 20—and it likely won’t be a reach. There you have it, what I’ve learned about the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft (so far).
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After boring Super Bowl 53


By chenyan94, 2019-06-19

Alex Smith Jersey , are there any lessons for the Redskins? | NBC Sports WashingtonOften times Redskins fans will ask why their team can't be more like the Patriots. There are a lot of reasons why, but the two biggest are named Belichick and Brady.Redskins’ Vernon Davis lands his ‘biggest role’ yet in Western thriller ‘Hell on the Border’ - The Washington PostDavis was in Alabama this week for shooting of the movie based on the life of legendary deputy U.S. marshal Bass Reeves.Wide Receiver looks to be a major problem area for the Redskins heading into the offseason - Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog26 Minutes With Clinton Portis - Episode 24It's day two at the Super Bowl. This episode CP interviews former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, AdamBruce Allen pushes back on report Redskins are planning for 2019 without Alex Smith | NBC Sports WashingtonNFL Network reported Sunday the Redskins are planning for 2019 as if Alex Smith will not be available. On the Redskins Talk podcast Thursday, Bruce Allen denied the report.Preston Smith | Redskins Career Highlights | 2015-2018 - YouTubeWashington Redskins edge rusher/linebacker Preston Smith just finished his fourth season in the league. In that amount of time, he's started 50 of a possible 64 games and has recorded a combined 164 tackles with 24.5 sacks, four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and a touchdown.How Does The Lombardi Trophy Make Its Way To The Super Bowl? – CBS DCHave you ever wondered how the Lombardi Trophy travels to the Super Bowl each year?Super Bowl 2019: NFL is riding high Josh Norman Jersey , but that won't always be caseNFL is riding high with rising revenues and ratings, but possibility of labor unrest looms with expiration of collective bargaining agreement in 2021Colin Kaepernick: NFLPA, DeMaurice Smith still troubled by NFLDeMaurice Smith said he wondered how NFL owners would be viewed over time with regards to Colin Kaepernick and his continued unemployment.Former Redskins CB Champ Bailey named to the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class | NBC Sports WashingtonBailey, who played his first five seasons in Washington, was one of three first-time nominees elected to the Hall of Fame Saturday. The status of Washington quarterback Alex Smith for next season came up for attention recently when Smith was spotted at last Monday’s Wizards game with an external fixator on the right leg he broke in November.Smith broke his tibia and fibula and the presence of the fixator makes it clear that he’s still got a fair ways to go before he can entertain any thoughts of playing again. Team president Bruce Allen said later in the week that “if anyone can come back from the injury,” it will be Smith but he stopped well short of saying the team was planning on having him in 2019.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that’s because the team does not expect Smith to play this year. They are planning for life without him and would be “pleasantly surprised” if he can play.Allen said last week that the team has confidence in Colt McCoy, who ended the year with a less severe fractured leg. They ended the year with Josh Johnson and Mark Sanchez on the roster and there will likely be some new names on the depth chart in Washington by the time the offseason program gets underway.
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 the Raiders finally got back to work as they welcomed the Indianapolis Colts to town.Considering the Raiders traded away one of their top offensive weapons and had to place their most consistent offensive player on the injured reserve they didn’t look like a team that was 1-5 and playing for nothing but pride.At least that was the case through three quarters.The Colts outscored the Raiders 21-0 in the fourth quarter. There were two plays in the fourth quarter that proved to be extremely costly.The first was a terrible punt by Johnny Townsend that gave the Colts a short field to work with. And second was a Doug Martin fumble that crushed any hopes the Raiders had at tying up the game.Let’s take a look at the Raiders week eight report card.Aerial Attack: AAfter hearing all week that his teammates were allegedly losing confidence in him and that he could be next on the trade block P.J. Hall Jersey , Derek Carr played an outstanding game.By the numbers Carr was excellent, finishing an efficient 21-28, 244 yards, and three touchdowns.Carr even scored his first career rushing touchdown.Carr threw touchdowns to Jared Cook, Brandon LaFell, and Seth Roberts.The performance by Carr reminded us of what he is capable of doing when he has time and protection to make throws.Jalen Richard led the Raiders with eight receptions for 50 yards.Ground Game: BDoug Martin stepped in for the injured Marshawn Lynch and looked very good doing so.Martin looked explosive, gaining 72 yards on 13 carries. His longest run was a 29 yard jaunt.Unfortunately for Martin many of the good things that he did will be overlooked by the one huge mistake that me made.Trailing 35-28 with 5:17 left in the fourth, on the Raiders first play after the Colts took lead, Doug Martin fumbled the ball ending any hope the Raiders had of tying the game.The Colts would tack on another score and the game would end with a final of 42-28.Offensive Line: AAfter their worst game of the season the offensive line bounced back with a strong performance.Kolton Miller said earlier in the week that he was feeling better, and it showed.Kelechi Osemele was close to a return today but after testing out his sore knee in pregame he was not active for the game.Jon Feliciano started for the second time in place of Osemele.The line allowed zero sacks and only one quarterback hit.If things are to stabilize on offense Brandon Parker Jersey , it all starts upfront with the O-line.Defensive Line: FThis is beginning to get a bit redundant but the defensive line continues to get gashed in the run game and is a non-factor in creating a pass rush.This game may have been the worst performance of the year for the unit as a whole.Marlon Mack picked up a game high 132 yards on 25 carries.Teammate Nyheim Hines added 78 yards on 11 carries.As a team the Colts totaled 222 yards for a 5.6 yard per carry average. The Raiders were not able to generate pressure on Andrew Luck and only registered one quarterback hit.Linebackers: DIt’s hard to recall the last time the Raiders had a linebacker or safety for that matter that could cover a tight end.Andrew Luck had a field day throwing to his tight ends, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, and Mo Alie-Cox combined for 10 grabs with 133 yards and three touchdowns.Colts running backs also caught four passes.The linebackers were not responsible for giving up all that production but they surrendered their fair share.Marquel Lee and Tahir Whitehead are serviceable run defenders at best but are huge liabilities in the pass game.After the game Jon Gruden said, “I will continue to play our best players.”With a 1-6 record it would be nice to see Jason Cabinda and Nick Morrow see more action.Secondary: BIf it weren’t for an amazing one handed touchdown catch by Colts tight end, Mo Alie-Cox, it would have otherwise been a pretty solid game by the cornerbacks.On the play, Gareon Conley was in coverage and pretty decent coverage at that but Cox made a highlight reel catch.Besides the tight ends, Colts wide receivers were held to 86 yards on six catches.The safeties really brought down the overall grade for the secondary.Karl Joseph who saw extensive snaps this week is just too small to be matched up against bigger tight ends.The struggles in coverage have been an issue for two years now for Joseph.Special Teams: DNewly signed kicker, Daniel Carlson was made all four of his extra point opportunities.He did not have any field goal opportunities.The main reason for the low grade for the special teams is because of one horrible Johnny Townsend punt.As previously mentioned Arden Key Jersey , with the game tied 28-28 and 9:40 remaining, Johnny Townsend had an opportunity to make a big play by pinning the Colts back deep in their own territory.Instead, he botched the punt.The punt went only 25 yards and the Colts would take over on their own 43 yard line.Field position has been an issue for the Raiders all year long, both their starting position as well as the oppositions starting position.Townsend has been a major reason for the struggle.Through seven games he has not shown the ability to be an effective NFL punter.Overall Grade: B- Raiders News Las Vegas Raiders stadium is 44 percent complete, says rep — VIDEO | Las Vegas Review-JournalNearly half of the $1.8 billion has been spent and construction on the Las Vegas stadium..."Raiders News Las Vegas Raiders stadium is 44 percent complete, says rep — VIDEO | Las Vegas Review-JournalNearly half of the $1.8 billion has been spent and construction on the Las Vegas stadium is about 44 percent completed with 11 of 26 canopy trusses in place.Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick and Laura Rutledge to call Raiders' 2019 Monday Night Football gameThe ESPN crew will call the Monday Night Football matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos.Steals of the 2019 NFL Draft | NFL Draft news and analysis | Pro Football FocusRaiders Isaiah Johnson was seen as one of the draft’s biggest boom-or-bust prospects, though securing him in the fourth-round eliminates much of the bust risk.4 Raiders who could be released before the 2019 season4 Raiders who could be released before the 2019 season2019 Free Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis | Football OutsidersTrent Brown has never made an All-Pro team -- never even made a Pro Bowl team -- and the Raiders are paying him like a superstar.Josh Jacobs is Raiders rookie in best position to succeed, analyst says | NBCS Bay AreaThe Raiders are expecting Josh Jacobs to step in and be the feature running back this season.Ladainian Tomlinson offer Raiders ideas about Josh Jacobs | Modesto BeeHall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson explains what the Oakland Raiders should do with rookie running back Josh Jacobs. He was taken with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.AFC WestThe New York Jets cap off a busy day by trading LB Darron Lee to the Chiefs | NFL Analysis | Pro Football FocusLate Wednesday night Nick Nelson Jersey , the New York Jets shipped LB Darron Lee over to Kansas City in exchange for a sixth-round pick.Where does Darron Lee fit among the Chiefs linebacker group?The Chiefs currently have 11 other linebackers on the roster...Los Angeles Chargers, FS Nasir Adderley: A match made in heavenLos Angeles Chargers and free Nasir Adderley are a match made in heaven.Los Angeles Chargers’ Desmond King adding more versatility to his gameLos Angeles Chargers' Desmond King is adding more versatility to his game.Kiszla: Why John Elway has done Vic Fangio no favors during new coach's brief tenure with BroncosIt’s a good thing the hair that hasn’t fallen out of Vic Fangio’s head turned gray long before he took a job in Broncos Country.Fangio: It’s not just OTAs; it’s the beginning of training camp - Mile High ReportBroncos get ready for day three of OTAs after two days of has been labeled ‘intense’ practice. Fangio’s response? "Good."NFL NewsLe'Veon Bell's deal with Jets, Adam Gase keeps getting worse | Sporting NewsOn Wednesday, the Jets fired the GM who signed Le'Veon Bell to what most called a disappointing deal for the running back. Now it feels like that contract might be just the beginning of the disappointment for Bell in New York.Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys hope to keep him fresh for playoff runEzekiel Elliott hasn't asked for a workload reduction, but Dallas Cowboys coaches indicate they'll reduce his carries anyway.Every NFL Team's Biggest Reason to Look Forward to 2019 Season | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and HighlightsThe offseason can be as thrilling forNFLfans as the regular season. Player movement constantly refreshes rosters — whether through free agency, the draft or trades...Ranking NFL QB commitment - How married all 32 teams are to their startersSome NFL teams are married to their quarterbacks. Some are just starting to get serious. Let's evaluate every team's relationship with its starter.The MMQB NFL Podcast: Simulating an NFL draft lottery | SI.comWith the NBA draft lottery dominating headlines this week, we simulate our own NFL draft lottery on this week's episode of The MMQB NFL Podcast.
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Marquette King has not lived up


By chenyan94, 2019-06-05
 to the lofty expectations the Denver Broncos had of the athletic punter working at altitude Tramaine Brock Jersey , so now he’s got some competition.The Broncos signed rookie punter Colby Wadman from UC Davis to their practice squad in hopes of snapping King out of his funk.“Well, we’ve had him here in the mandatory minicamp, he’s been with Tom (McMahon, the Broncos’ special teams coordinator), and we have to get better there,” coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday. “So, we’re looking forward to Marquette having a good week of punting.“It’s a performance-based business, so we’re trying to get better there.”King averaged just a 39.3-yard net on seven punts in Denver’s 27-14 loss at Baltimore, where he failed three times to flip the field with booming punts that were his hallmark before his release from the Oakland Raiders in the offseason.King hasn’t had the hang time the Broncos expected of him, something that will be imperative to improve on Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.“You want to hang the ball with Tyreek Hill,” Joseph said. “That’s going to be the key with this guy. He’s a dangerous returner. He doesn’t fair-catch the football. But I think hanging the ball high is going to be one of the keys to containing him. But again, it’s going to take our entire coverage team and we have to do a good job of keeping him from hurting us with punt returns.”King signed a three-year, $7 million deal with the Broncos after Raiders coach Jon Gruden cut him in March. Afterward, the Broncos traded Riley Dixon, who averaged 45.7 yards in his two seasons in Denver with a net of 40.8 yards, to the New York Giants.King ranks 22nd in the league with a 44.6-yard average and is 14th with a 41.6-yard net.“He has to simply punt better,” Joseph said earlier in the week. “No different than our corners have to play better in coverage, and we’ve got to block better. He’s a football player and he’s got to do his job. He’s got to punt better.”___ Chris Harris Jr. is once again having to argue his worth - this time to his own team."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Strapped for Cash - the trouble with paying Chris Harris Jr.New,106commentsChris Harris Jr. is once again having to argue his worth - this time to his own team. Strapped for Cash - the trouble with paying Chris Harris Jr.Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsChris Harris Jr. is in the final year of his five-year Jeff Heuerman Jersey , $42.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos. He’s been an All-Pro, community contributor, and a Super Bowl champion. Most of all, he’s been underrated and underpaid. The NFL can be fickle, and although Harris Jr. may have been setting the world ablaze at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (three interceptions, four sacks, forced fumble, 290 total tackles as a Jayhawk), scouts failed to notice him, and he went undrafted. Underrated, underpaid and undrafted. Harris Jr. has learned over the years he is going to have to fight for every bit of credit he is given in the NFL, similar to the battles he faces on the field against the likes of Antonio Brown or Tyreek Hill. The big problem in Denver right now is that nobody seems willing to fight for him. Harris Jr. typically lets his play on the field speak for itself, but he’s in a pickle this year, after having to be placed on injured reserve following an injury to his fibula suffered in Week 13 against the Bengals last season. Denver can’t offer much, after spending in free agency to nab the likes of Ja’Wuan James (now the highest-paid right tackle in the league at four years and up to $52 million) and Kareem Jackson (three years and up to $33 million).But the Broncos have a little bit left and could seemingly make things work with Harris Jr. and the new rookie deals that will roll in. Broncos currently sit at $11,742,518 under the cap as of this post, and Harris Jr. knows they have little incentive to lock themselves in before the draft. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsThe Broncos’ aging elite corner has recently drawn comparisons to Champ Bailey and will likely be looking for a Josh Norman type of contract (five years and $75 million with $50 million guaranteed), although Norman was three years younger when he signed his deal. Elway’s offer will likely be heavy on the guaranteed money Ja’Wuan James Jersey , and Harris Jr.’s market sits at around $12 to $15 million per year. Keep in mind, the top-10 earning corners in the league all signed their deals before they were 28, and Champ’s extension was in February 2011 at four years, $43 million at age 32. The closest deal to what “Strap” is looking for might be Darrelle Revis in 2015. At 29 years old, Revis signed with the NY Jets for $39 million fully guaranteed.Harris Jr.’s candle still burns bright in Denver, but the wick is not everlasting. The Hall of Fame discussion comes creeping in, as Champ is set to be inducted and Harris Jr. attempts to avoid the same wall Bailey hit. There are arguments that Champ Bailey’s decline was not due to age, but more to the plantar fasciitis that pestered Peyton Manning and Ryan Clady at the end of their careers. Harris Jr. seems to be set up well to have another monster season on the outside and prove he’s not just a slot corner or an over-the-hill 30-year-old corner. First-ballot will be hard to crack for Harris Jr. when projecting his Hall of Fame induction, but he deserves a gold jacket. A top five corner most of his career, if Chris Harris Jr. misses out on the Hall of Fame, it will be due to lack of recognition and empty stats, not lack of skill or worthiness. Talib gets a boost over Harris Jr. for the simple fact that he was a Patriot.Harris Jr. has skipped optional workouts and hasn’t talked to head coach Vic Fangio in weeks. He also recently added a highlight video Instagram post that included emojis in the caption of a zipped mouth shut and a bag of money, likely indicating he’s putting his money where his mouth is and is ready to get paid. Let us know if you think Chris Harris Jr. is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and if you would offer anything more than a two-year deal to him as we head into the 2019 NFL Draft. Jeffrey Essary, Taylor Kothe, Ian St. Clair, Joe Rowles, Scotty Payne and Joe Mahoney contributed discussion to help with this piece.
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Steelers vs. Falcons Week 5:


By chenyan94, 2019-06-05
 Time Terry Bradshaw Jersey , TV Schedule and game information The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on a team with almost as many problems as they have this Sunday, set to face the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field in Week 5. Both teams havestruggled to stop teams from putting points on the board in 2018, while their offenses have been somewhat similar statistically, even if Atlanta has been scoring with more frequency.Historically, Pittsburgh has owned the Falcons in these matchups, boasting a 13-2-1 dating back to 1966. But with these two teams only meeting once every for years, this record has little bearing on the upcoming game beyond bragging rights for the fans. In something of a strange quirk of these contest as of late, three of the last four games have gone to overtime, with the Falcons responsible for the last tie Pittsburgh was involved in back in 2002 prior to their Week 1 result.Just the thought of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley lining up against the Steelers’ secondary is the stuff of nightmares Joe Gilliam Jersey , and it is hard to be confident that Pittsburgh will record their first home win of the year. As bad as they have looked at times this season, the Falcons have been far more competitive in their games and it could be another long afternoon for the Steelers on Sunday.Week 5:Game: Atlanta Falcons (1-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2-1)Date: Sunday, October 7Kickoff: 13.00 p.m. ETVenue: Heinz FieldWeather: Live weather updateWatch:TV Channel:FOX, broadcast locally on WPGH-TV, with Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston as commentators and Laura Okmin the sideline reporter. Check the national broadcast map to see if the game is on in your area.Online: NFL.com Game Pass on delay in the U.S and live for international viewers or live in the U.S via a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket. The NFL Game Center will update the action on a play-by-play basis.Radio: Steeler Nation Radio with Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin as commentators and Craig Wolfley as the sideline reporter. Broadcast live on WDVE 102.5 FM and WBGG 970 AM in the Pittsburgh area and via their local affiliates. Listen online via Steelers.com and with the Steelers Official Mobile App. Alternatively, you can listen to a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.You can also follow Behind the Steel Curtain on Twitter to catch all of the highlights as they happen, and be sure to check back with us after the game for our post-match roundup.Injuries:The Steelers primary concerns for Week 5 center around Vince Williams and Darrius Heyward-Bey, both of who missed practice the first days of training this week. Morgan Burnett is also looking increasingly doubtful after he was downgraded from limited on Wednesday to out on Thursday. If none of these names can be full participants on Friday, they will not play against the Falcons.Upcoming schedule: Bill Fralic Diontae Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56.He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said.Fralic was the first offensive lineman to finish in the top 10 in Heisman Trophy balloting 鈥?finishing eighth in 1983 and sixth in 1984. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. The school retired his No. 79 at halftime of his final home game in 1984.Pitt made Fralic part of its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017, a class that included former teammate and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino."Bill Fralic is the best," Joe Moore, who worked as Pitt's offensive line coach during Fralic's career, once said. "If you can find somebody better, bring him to me. I've been privileged to coach some good ones here Diontae Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , but none better than Bill Fralic. Those kind only pass through once."Atlanta selected Fralic with the second overall pick in the 1985 draft. He spent nine seasons in the league, including eight as one of the few bright spots during a difficult period for the Falcons. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times and earned All-Pro honors in 1986 and 1987. The NFL placed him on its All-Decade Team for the 1980s even though Atlanta struggled during much of his career. The Falcons went 27-67-1 during Fralic's first six seasons before finally reaching the playoffs in 1991.Current Atlanta owner Arthur Blank called Fralic a "cornerstone" of the franchise, adding "he was a beloved Falcon, and we will always be grateful for the impact he made here in Atlanta."Fralic attempted to serve as a whistleblower against what he considered rampant steroid use in the NFL. In 1989 he told the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee that "steroid use in football represents a vicious cycle" and estimated that 75 percent of offensive and defensive linemen and tight ends used the performance-enhancing drug. Former Vice President Joe Biden, then chairman of the committee, lauded Fralic's candor.It was just another area of Fralic's life where he stood out."Our football fraternity lost a great one," tweeted former NFL defensive lineman Tony Casillas, a teammate of Fralic's from 1986-89 before later facing Fralic while playing for Dallas. "I had so much respect for this man."Fralic grew up in suburban Pittsburgh, starring at Penn Hill High School before joining the hometown Panthers. Fralic never forgot his roots Diontae Johnson Jersey 2019 , footing the hotel bill for the Penn Hills football team last week when the Indians traveled to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to play in the Class 5 A state title game, which they won."Bill Fralic was not only an all-time player at the University of Pittsburgh, but also an all-time human being," Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi said. "His generosity, support and concern for others was unmatched. For as hulking a figure as he was, Billy was even larger in his kindness and passion for others."
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As you already know 


By chenyan94, 2019-06-05

Sean Taylor Jersey , the Redskins draft based on Value vs. Need. If this wasn’t evident to you in the past, it certainty is now under Bruce Allen, Doug Williams and Jay Gruden. When the draft rolls around this spring, the Redskins need to take a calculated approach to filling some of the holes on this team, as our spending ability in free agency will likely be very limited. It will be very important to fill our pressing needs with extreme value this coming offseason. Below are my top ranked needs of this team ranked in order of importance, while also taking value into consideration. EDGE:This is a top need regardless of how this draft class stacks up. It just so happens that the 2019 EDGE class is absolutely loaded with talent. You also need to take into account the players currently at the position. Ryan Kerrigan is the only guaranteed returning starter. He’s a stud - make no mistake about it, but he’ll also be 31 when the season starts next year, and the Redskins need to start preparing for his decline. Preston Smith is a pending free agent, and his play in no way warrants a big contract extension. He has just four sacks on the season, and has never topped eight in his four years here. He’s also incredibly inconsistent, and tends to disappear for games at a time. The Skins have Ryan Anderson who will return in 2019. Anderson is about as pedestrian an EDGE player as you’ll find in the league, and he probably best suited to be a fullback when needed, and play some special teams with the occasional rep or two at OLB. McPhee is a free agent who will VERY likely not be back with the team next year. Because of these factors, EDGE sits at the very top. QB:This one is a bit tough. Because of the uncertainty surrounding Alex Smith’s status, this has to be shot up the list. If not for Smith’s gruesome injury this year, QB would not be a pressing need until at least 2020. If Alex can’t play another down in the NFL, this may catapult QB to the very top of the list. Even if Alex does return, his eventual replacement will need to be groomed. Alex’s contract pretty much guarantees he’ll be here through the 2020 NFL season, so this year or next will be the one to draft a QB.The issue with the 2019 draft, is that it’s shaping up to be a weak quarterback class. The top three projected signal callers (Haskins, Herbert and Jones) are all underclassmen, and it’s very likely two of them return to school. If one of the three comes out, that leaves Drew Lock and Will Grier as the next best two. The Redskins may have played themselves out of contention for a top QB prospect, so that either means trading up (an absolute No-No) or sitting back and taking a developmental prospect a bit later on. If all three of the top underclassmen were to surprisingly enter, the Redskins may have a shot at a guy like Lock in the middle part of the first round. WR:Make no mistake about it - the Redskins have one of the worst receiving corps in the entire NFL. Yes, injuries have played a part in that this season, as Jamison Crowder Chase Roullier Jersey , Paul Richardson, Trey Quinn and Cam Sims have all missed time (Sims missed the entire season after showing up big-time in the preseason). Still, the Redskins lack a true number one threat who can consistently win one-on-one matchups, and gain yards after the catch. Josh Doctson has been a first round bust, and may be better suited in a reserve role moving into the last year of his contract. Jamison Crowder is a free agent, and his future with the team is in doubt. Maurice Harris is no more than a reserve. Veterans like Michael Floyd and Jehu Chesson (unless it’s for special teams) should not return. The 2019 draft class has some very interesting prospects with big up-side. The Redskins would be wise to try and take advantage of some of that talent in the second round, or in a trade-back scenario later in the first. CB:A lot of this hinges on the Redskins plans for Josh Norman in 2019. The veteran is due tomake $14.5 million next year, but his dead money drops off significantly in 2020. If the team were to part ways with Norman, they could save $8.5 million. It may be best for them to wait until 2020, when his dead money is just $3 million, which would save them $12 million against the cap. The team does have some young guys on the roster with potential. Quinton Dunbar was the teams’ best CB before suffering nerve damage to his lower leg. The hope is for him to fully recover, but these injuries can be tricky. Fabian Moreau has had a tough season, but there is still a lot of hope for his future with the team. Rookie Greg Stroman showed some glimpses, but his wiry stature may be a hindrance against bigger receivers. Adonis Alexander was basically gifted to the Redskins in the 2018 Supplementary Draft. His progress will be one worth monitoring this offseason. The uncertainty around Norman, some promising youngsters, and a weak top half of the draft class, is why CB is fourth on this list. If the Skins part ways with Norman, this need may move higher. OG:As you all know, I’m not a fan of taking a left guard with a high draft pick - the value simply doesn’t match the need, and the prospects at the position this year do not warrant mid-first round consideration. We do have some returning players who could be options if the staff feels they are worthy. Both Arie Kouandjio and Jonathn Cooper are pending free agents, but the team may want to bring back one, if not both, to compete for a starting spot at left guard. One player I do not want to see return is Shawn Lauvao - he has officially worn out his welcome. My ideal scenario would be for the Redskins to use one of their third round picks in the draft on a guard if the right one was there. ILB:This need was much higher before we claimed Reuben Foster off waivers and the emergence of Shaun Dion Hamilton. One thing is abundantly clear - the Redskins need to cut Mason Foster and Zach Brown. Not only has their play been poor, but combined, they could save the team almost $8 million in cap space in 2019. The big wildcard here is Reuben Foster. If he’s cleared of any wrong-doing, he may still get a suspension by the league - but he’d likely be available for over half the season (if not more), and if he can keep his nose clean Wes Martin Washington Redskins Jersey , he could be a fixture on this defense for years to come. If he’s found guilty, his career may be over. The Foster ordeal could cause this need to move up. TE:Jordan Reed was just named an alternate to the Pro Bowl, but most Redskins fans will tell you that was a very un-deserving honor. The veteran tight end has played in an astonishing 13 games, and leads the team with 54 receptions for 558 yards and two touchdowns. His availability however is a constant concern.Vernon Davis has certainly lost a step, and he can’t seem to secure contented catches in the open field. His time as a Redskins is nearing an end. Jeremy Sprinkle has shown some flashes here and there, but he’s best in a reserve roll. The Redskins do not have a lot of salary cap space in 2019, but they may be best served using some of that on a younger, solid veteran, while also adding a developmental prospect with a later round draft pick. Four years ago, the NFL devised the Commissioner Exempt list as a tool for keeping players in the early days of serious off-field trouble away from the field. The NFL now needs to come up with a tool for keeping these players away from the headlines, too.It’s an idea Mike Tirico of NBC’s suggested on Sunday. A pause button of sorts that would keep a player like former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt from being released and in turn being exposed to waivers only a handful of days after his placement on the Commissioner Exempt list. And in tuen being claimed on waivers, kicking up multiple days of needless dust.Setting aside for now the very real concerns about how the NFL got to the point where it didn’t get the surveillance video showing Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel and/or hadn’t even interviewed Hunt about the situation while waiting for more information to emerge from a pipeline that had gone dry, the league needs to consider how it handles these issues moving forward from the moment that a paid suspension begins.Basically, and as Tirico suggested, everything needs to be frozen in place. The player can’t be released or, at a minimum, the player can’t be claimed on waivers in the immediate aftermath of a release.The current procedure forces the player into multiple news cycles at a time when the NFL would prefer that the player disappear, at least for now. Last week’s Reuben Foster debacle showed what happens when a team (and it was only one team) tries to secure dibs on a player who likely will be cleared at some point in the future to play. Today, someone may give in to the temptation to take a flier on the former Toledo Rocket who became the NFL’s rushing champion as a rookie.The fact that the Browns won’t rule it out shows that teams will make football decisions regardless of P.R. complications. Yes, the Foster situation played out poorly, but other teams may believe that they can handle the situation much better (or at least not as badly) as Washington did. In the end, the goal is to win football games, and the sudden availability of a player like Kareem Hunt will help win football games, even if not until a year from now.So here’s where the league needs to implement a freeze that applies whenever a formal review as to whether a player should be placed on the Commissioner Exempt list commences. (Foster was actually cut after his latest incident but before he was placed on the paid leave.) For the team that is forced to pay a player who isn’t available to play, that’s the price of employing a player with the propensity to get in trouble and/or failing to keep him out of trouble.Regardless, the greater good of the league will be promoted by not trusting other teams to do the right thing in the face of a strong temptation to acquire a talented player. Last week’s example proved that all teams can’t be trusted. So the better course would be to not tempt them.
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The Morning After:


By chenyan94, 2019-06-05
 Huge win against Browns propels Raiders into easiest part of their schedule Wow. What a bizarre and emotionally draining game Tyrell Williams Jersey , this one took every scratch of the nail to get. The back and forth was incredible, frustrating but incredible. It was a lot of fun when the relief of the final whistle finally came though, Derek Carr and his squad earned this one.That of course is not the universal feeling about the Raiders in this game outside of Raider Nation, there is a fair amount of controversy surrounding it thanks to some questionable officiating. More specifically thanks to a completely blown call on an obvious fumble from Derek Carr and a 3rd down play reversal on where they spotted the ball.The former is something very much worthy of complaining about, but the latter was actually a good call by the refs. It was a crazy reversal when it happened, it didn’t seem possible that he was short at all and it felt like another gaff from the refs. However, thanks to Silver & Black Pride community member stormtrooper2817’s FanPost, I am very happy to sayI think it was a good call. You can’t really blame Browns fans for being peeved at that call, but this picture looks pretty definitive to me. However, the early whistle on the Derek Carr fumble was legitimately egregious. That was a completely unacceptable mistake from the refs to call Carr down in the grasp (unreviewable by the way) when the ball was knocked out immediately on the play. It worked out for Raiders fans so we certainly won’t be complaining about it, but that was straight up awful officiating.The refs actually had two other plays that were early whistles too, which normally is an oddity that doesn’t even happen once a game let alone three times. The other two were both against the Raiders too, once on a Seth Roberts catch that certainly looked like he got up before he was touched down and once on a Marshawn Lynch run where he was still breaking tackles when he was called down.The Seth Roberts play happened too quick and there wasn’t a replay of it to be sure if it was a quick whistle or not Trent Brown Jersey , but the Marshawn Lynch play definitely should have been allowed to continue. He had a lot of space in front of him if he was allowed to keep running through his tackler on that play, and then the refs screwed up again by not penalizing him for kicking the ball in anger. Enough about the refs though, let’s talk more about Marshawn Lynch instead because damn did he have a good game. He has been running hard all season long but he took it to another level this game with his power. Every time he had the ball he was punishing tacklers, it was truly glorious. Lynch had 20 carries for 130 yards and he added 3 catches for 27 yards, and one of those runs was a 52 yard beauty. As much credit as Beastmode deserves on that sweep run, the person who actually deserves the most praise on the play was Martavis Bryant. He blocked his initial assignment to the ground early in the run and then turned into Lynch’s lead blocker after that. His running ahead of Lynch and blocking another would be tackler extended the run for an extra 20 yards or so.Derek Carr also deserves credit for his monster game, completing 35 of 58 passes for 437 yards and 4 touchdowns. It wasn’t all good though because he had two more ugly interceptions on deep balls that he probably shouldn’t have thrown and the earlier mentioned fumble that the refs screwed up on. Still, Carr had some huge drives in this one bringing the Raiders back from a 14 point deficit when the game was 28-14 and then leading the Raiders down to tie the game at the end of regulation with a touchdown pass to Jared Cook and a 2-point conversion to Jordy Nelson. It was great to see some of the 2016 magic come back to him, especially after blowing 4th quarter leads in all three of the previous games.The defense has also looked very good much of the time this season but they are just getting killed by big plays. It’s ridiculous how many huge plays they have given up so far this season, and this game was no different. Out of the 5 touchdowns they gave up against the Browns, 3 of them were from 40 yards or more and one was set up by a 59 yard reception down to the 1 yard line.As long as they weren’t being gashed ridiculously, they were actually playing really well. You can’t give them much credit for that when they gave up 42 points, but big plays are something that can be fixed easier than just being completely decimated by long drives over and over again. They also had 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries Justin Ellis Jersey , both recovered by newly acquired DT Johnathan Hankins. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown by Gareon Conley.Last but not least to mention, how about them pass catchers in this one. Jared Cook has been a monster all year for the Raiders and that continued here with 8 catches for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, he got help this game from Amari Cooper who had 8 catches for 128 yards and a TD, Jordy Nelson who had 5 catches for 48 yards and a TD, and Martavis Bryant who had 3 catches for 51 yards.Bryant should have had another touchdown too, though that drive eventually turned into one of Jared Cook’s 2 touchdowns anyway. Bryant showed off his world class speed by eviscerating the Browns coverage for what should have been a wide open touchdown but he got himself tangled up trying to slow down for the ball and dropped the easy score. That play was definitely on Martavis Bryant, but Carr needs to throw that ball on a line instead of having so much air under it that Bryant had to slow down for it. No excuse though, Bryant needs to make that play anyway because the ball hit him in the hands beautifully when it did finally come back to earth.Overall though, what an exciting game and huge win for the Raiders. They really needed this win, especially with their most important stretch of the season coming up. The Raiders have the Chargers in L.A. next (overrunning an opponents stadium is huge motivation), then the struggling Seahawks, the Colts at home and the 49ers (again likely overrunning opponents stadium). If the Raiders can go 3 and 1 over those 4 games they suddenly would be back to being a .500 team.That is entirely possible with that schedule, but if they had lost this game against the Browns there would be no confidence even going into that stretch. However Rodney Hudson Jersey , beating a Browns team by putting up 45 points on their normally very good defense is something that can propel this team forward. If they can win next week in L.A. especially, the momentum would be huge.We will see, but for now let’s just be happy not to be included in the winless teams in the NFL category any more. The Raiders got their first victory in the Gruden 2.0 era, we get to celebrate that and hopefully now the team can have a little less pressure going forward. You can’t get multiple victories under your belt until you get the first one, and they finally got the first one now in Week 4. The Houston Texans placed cornerback Kevin Johnson and right tackle Seantrel Henderson on injured reserve on Wednesday.Henderson is out for the season after sustaining an ankle injury in the first quarter on Sunday which required surgery. Johnson got his second concussion this season and is designated to return, which means he could come back in eight weeks.Houston signed free agent cornerback Shareece Wright to take Johnson's spot on the roster and promoted tackle Roderick Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad.Johnson, who received his first concussion this season in a preseason game against San Francisco on Aug. 18, was a first-round pick in 2015, but has struggled with injuries in his four seasons with the Texans. He played in every game as a rookie, but missed 14 games combined over the next two seasons.Henderson was in his first year with the Texans after spending the past four seasons in Buffalo.
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