Elliott’s attorneys released a statement after the suspension was announced.

They called the NFL’s investigation “replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions.”

After that came a report Elliott’s appeal would hone in on his ex-girlfriend’s statements and alleged threats to ruin his career. This prompted the NFL to release a statement that accused the NFLPA of using victim-shaming tactics. The NFLPA responded with a statement that called the NFL’s statement a lie and alluded to other missteps in handling domestic violence by the NFL.

Wherever you stand on Beckham, there is a moment in time that unequivocally created his star, and it came almost three years ago, during another Sunday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

Beckham’s status for the Giants’ opener against Dallas this Sunday is in doubt; the latest update has him at a 50-50 chance of playing. But on Nov. 23, 2014, in Beckham’s seventh career pro game, Beckham sprinted down the right sideline, his path taking him toward the pylon, and with Brandon Carr pulling him to the ground, Beckham pinched a ball out of the air with one hand, elevating his status from ‘notable rookie’ to ‘global phenomenon.’

Much of the focus on the Patriots is just how big of an offensive season they can have with upgrades such as Brandin Cooks, Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead. But Patricia can have fun scheming for big plays from the front seven now that the team kept Malcolm Bulter and signed Stephon Gilmore to form the NFL’s best cornerback duo. The group may not dominate in yardage, but it’s set up to lead the way in takeaways.

He really could keep winning this every year, but it has tended Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys to go to guys who have coached “surprise” teams to big seasons. It’s time to further Cheap Quality NFL Jerseys appreciate Belichick’s GOATness and give him his fourth COTY and first since 2010.

Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson suffered an ACL injury on his first catch of the season and is likely out for the year

Cardinals RB David Johnson left the game against the Lions with a wrist injury. According to Pro Football Talk, X-rays came back negative, and he will undergo an MRI on Monday.

The Bears are worried wide receiver Kevin White suffered a broken collarbone that will sideline him the rest of the season.

Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby dislocated his ankle and will undergo an MRI Monday to see if he needs season-ending surgery, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick will undergo surgery Monday to repair a fracture in his left hand.

Jermaine Carter Jr., OLB, Maryland: Carter had seven tackles, two for loss, with a pair of sacks and a deflected pass while squaring off against Texas All-American tackle Connor Williams for most of the game. Carter was a big reason the Terrapins were able to hold Texas to just two offensive touchdowns before a garbage score against backups with a minute remaining of Maryland’s 51-41 win.

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU: The LSU running game was dominant in a 27-0 win over BYU and Guice did most of the damage. The 5-11, 212-pound junior ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries thanks to a veteran offensive line of senior KJ Malone and juniors Will Clapp, Toby Weathersby and Garrett Brumfield.

Ty Isaac, RB, Michigan: Isaac is a load to bring down at 6-3, 228. He ran for Cheap NHL Jerseys 114 yards on 11 carries against Florida, thanks to huge holes provided by senior Cheap Online Jerseys offensive linemen like Patrick Kugler (57) and Mason Cole (52).

Things might have changed for Drew Brees and friends had New Orleans finished in the red zone in Minnesota.

What hasn’t changed is the fact they’re still not good defensively.

Carson Palmer is back in an interception funk. David Johnson won’t be in the backfield for a while. There’s just too much on a talented defense still giving up too many big plays.

Kirk Cousins posted a 33.8 Total QBR in Week 1, his third worst since the start of 2015. Possible overreaction: Without Sean McVay calling the plays, Cousins will have games like this more often. A third straight winning season seems unlikely.

Andy Dalton posted a 0.6 Total QBR in Week 1, the worst in the NFL. Possible overreaction: Dalton’s QBR was only slightly better than Flounder’s GPA (0.2) in “Animal House,” and that was with a healthy A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert and stable of running backs. The Dalton-Marvin Lewis era could be on its last legs.

The Texans made a quarterback change after one half of play in 2017 and lost by 22 to the Jaguars. Possible overreaction: Deshaun Watson looked better than Tom Savage, but the offensive line allowed too much pressure and opened few running lanes. Houston needs to shore up its line fast to have a chance this year.

This is handed to the player who overcomes major adversity from the previous season, injury or otherwise. Recent winners have included Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Rob Gronkowski, Eric Berry and Jordy Nelson. When Watt is healthy, he throws down like few defensive players who have ever played Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids the game. While Man of the Year is a slam dunk, this would be a lay-up.

Thanks to Watt, Luke Kuechly and Khalil Mack over the past five seasons, Miller hasn’t been able to add this distinction to his Super Bowl MVP 50 honor. But you can bet he’s ready to find another gear under new defensive-minded coach Vance Jospeh, and 2017 should resemble his awesome, breakout Cheap NFL Jerseys Embroidered 2012 season.

This is a trip to Los Angeles the Colts are going to try to forget as quickly as possible.

And that’s not all. As defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. told Sporting News, there was something else different about this Jaguars team — a killer instinct.

“We had leadership from the guys (Jacksonville’s front office) brought in,” Fowler said in a telephone interview following Jacksonville’s first season-opening victory since 2011. “The way they put this team on their backs and kept us going … We had a really good first half shutting them down but our captains told us we needed to finish. That’s what we did.”

One of those newcomers is Calais Campbell. The ex-Arizona defensive lineman set a new single-game high for his 10-year career with four sacks.

Adam Vinatieri is one of the best kickers in NFL history. He’s made clutch kicks in Super Bowls, and is the No. 13 most accurate kicker of all time. As far as extra points go, he made 786 of 799 attempts coming into Sunday.

Mack lost the ball after a vicious strip by Cory Littleton, where Brissett collected it in the back of the end zone for a safety. Rams DB Blake Countess did his best referee impression as his teammates fell on Brissett.

For the Rams, they should enjoy the dominating win.

Those are rules. That’s not the case here. Zeke gave them everything plus some that he needed to have here. These are different issues. This has really to do with what our league’s responsibility is given the privilege that we have as a league, then what is our responsibility to really do it in a Cheap Jerseys America very good and accurate or acceptable way. We certainly stand to be critiqued and examined Cheap Jerseys Bing in that area.

Eagles off and running thanks to not-so-secret weapon: Carson Wentz’s legs

Early in the first quarter against Washington, Michael Vick dodged two pass rushers, spun left, spun back right, wheeled left again, pulled out of an ankle tackle, flung a pass downfield just before getting hit, and connected with Nelson Agholor for a 58-yard Eagles touchdown..

And it wasn’t a fluke, an optical illusion, a trip to a parallel universe or a figment of everybody’s imagination. Nor was it a “deceptively athletic” play. It’s part of Wentz’s toolbox, it has been refined by a year in the NFL, and it’s what the Eagles spent the offseason and training camp developing and adding weapons to make the most of this season.

“Michael Bennett represents the best of the NFL — a leader on his team and in his community,” Goodell’s statement said. “We will support Michael and all NFL players in promoting mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they loyally serve and fair and equal treatment under law.”

Bennett was detained in the early morning hours of Aug. 27 while fleeing from a Las Vegas casino amid reports of an active shooter. The 6-4, 274-pound defensive end claims police singled him out and pointed their guns at him “for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

He said a police officer in the area stopped him and ordered him to get on the ground, then put a gun to his head and explicitly threatened to shoot him if he moved. Bennett said a second Cheap Hockey Jerseys officer then “forcefully jammed his knee” into his back as they handcuffed him.

Bennett said he repeatedly asked officers what he had done and Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer they told him to shut up. They eventually released him after confirming his identity but “without any legitimate justification for the officers’ abusive conduct.”

Ezekiel Elliott case being NFL’s newest legal quagmire is a deflating thought

Ezekiel Elliott is in limbo, very much the way Tom Brady was once in limbo.

Comparing one example of NFL player discipline to the apparent overreach of another seemed way too premature not long ago. It doesn’t seem like it anymore.

We respect their efforts to use their platform to make some change and express themselves. And I think for all those guys that knelt initially and then last week decided to stand – I won’t get into why they made that decision – I think they are going about it in a very responsible and thoughtful way. I’m actually proud of them.

On which Steelers reached out to him once he signed: “Marcus Cheap Jerseys Basketball Gilbert, then Pouncey, and then AB. All three of them hit me up like back-to-back-to-back.”

On what the first game of the regular season against the Browns means: “Super excited. Our first game is gonna be in Cleveland, so it’s gonna be special.”

On if he expects a few passes to be thrown his way: “Oh, for sure. For sure. Oh, definitely. I was there with those guys. They’ve been working hard, working their tails off. I’m gonna be ready, because I know they are.”

On his new jersey number with the Steelers: “I haven’t gotten my number yet. We’re still working on it. I don’t have my number yet. We’ve got some shaking up to do. Hopefully, it will work out. If not 23, it’s gonna be something in the 20s.”

“My heart goes out to him,” Fox said. “He was very disappointed and discouraged Cheap European Soccer Jerseys in the locker room after the game for obvious reasons. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to him. He was pretty upset about it last night, and they’re doing evaluations right now.”

Nathan Peterman is starting at QB and might have a chance to push the struggling Tyrod Taylor at some point this year.

The Falcons have a couple of reserve running backs banged up in Terron Ward and rookie Brian Hill. Starter Devonta Freeman is healthy coming off concussion, and he has a healthy backup in Tevin Coleman. Coach Dan Quinn implied that Ward, the third running back, would be just fine, and Ward plays a significant role on special teams. It seems unlikely Hill would be active as a fourth running back on game day even if his ankle is better by then.

The Falcons were held in check by Jacksonville, not scoring until the fourth quarter when the defense recovered a Jaguars fumble in the end zone. They failed to score any offensive points in the loss.

He led the Bills to a field goal on their first drive.

Jonathan Williams showed off some of his talent with a 21-yard touchdown run, extending the Bills’ lead early on.

In the third quarter, the Bills got out to a 17-point lead after a 1-yard touchdown by Joe Banyard. Jordan Johnson added another rushing score in the blowout win.

More concerning were the throws Newton missed. He had Greg Olsen running wide open for a would-be touchdown but couldn’t see his tight end under pressure. Two plays later, Newton had Ed Dickson about as wide open as you Cheap High Quality Jerseys can Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys have a receiver in the end zone, and missed the backup tight end by 4 yards. The 2015 Cam Newton? The guy who won league MVP? He makes this throw in his sleep.

Well, not EVERY team in the NBA West is having a good summer

Tuesday was always going to be torturous for Utah Jazz fans. Gordon Hayward’s crew made it more torturous.

After reputable reporters (led by ESPN’s Chris Haynes) had broken the news Hayward chose the Boston Celtics, Hayward’s camp pushed back strongly, saying no decision had been made. The Jazz verified they’d been told nothing. Hours later, Hayward confirmed the news via a 2,000-word Players’ Tribune piece titled, “Thank You, Utah.”

Hill averaged a career-high 16.9 points per game last season, but the point guard only played 49 games for the Jazz while dealing with a troublesome toe injury. After playing Game 1 in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Warriors, Hill missed the Jazz’s final three games of the season, all losses.

When Utah traded for Ricky Rubio right before free agency began, it was a signal that they wouldn’t attempt to re-sign Hill. While the point guard market was seen as a strong one just a month ago, several teams who needed guards filled their needs in the draft or via trade (Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Sacramento, and Dallas).

Let’s start with the fit. The 6’3 Hill and 6’6 Ball would actually pair together really well in a hypothetical backcourt, especially since both can play off the ball. Hill shot over 40 percent on three-pointers for the second straight season, while Ball shot a large number of his threes at NBA range or further last season. Ball has the size to guard shooting guards, so even though both players are true point guards, they should have no problem sharing the ball.

Last season, the Lakers were incredibly young. Their Cheap Official NHL Jerseys veterans were players like Luol Deng, Metta World Peace, and Nick Young, all experienced players but none who filled major roles on the team. Adding Hill Cheap Penguins Jerseys to a starting five that is otherwise made up of young players would be good for all their prospects, especially Ball.

Kevin Durant reportedly might have taken even less money if Andre Iguodala left

Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Warriors for a first-year salary of about $25 million, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. That’s around $10 million less than if Durant had signed for his absolute maximum (which was functionally impossible for reasons that’ll take way too long to explain) and a tad under $7 million less than the most he could have taken with the Warriors bringing back Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala.

But what if Iguodala really left the Warriors? Turns out, Durant would have sacrificed more, not less, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick. That way, the Warriors could have signed free agent Rudy Gay as an Iguodala replacement.

Gay is a worse player than Iguodala and is coming off a torn Achilles, so it seems odd on the surface that KD would take more of a Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike pay cut to Cheap NBA Jerseys From USA welcome him. But due to NBA salary-cap rules, he’d actually have to do so.

The Hawks released an identical statement following Carr’s account. A lawyer defending Hayes did not wish to comment.

The Rockets won the next two championships once Alexander bought the team in ’93, and the Houston Comets earned the first four WNBA titles once Alexander founded the team in ’97. Only the Spurs have a better record than the Rockets in the 24 years since Alexander joined the NBA. They haven’t been back to the title round since those early years, but it’s a stable, profitable franchise with a superstar in his prime locked up until 2023. That’s incredibly valuable, as are the promised playoff runs to come.

Some new owner is going to be very, very happy.

Programming note: We’re moving to our offseason schedule since NBA news has slowed to a trickle. We plan to publish Good Morning It’s Basketball, the newsletter you are now reading, on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless, and until, conditions warrant otherwise.

Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll to Nets to clear cap space

The Toronto Raptors have traded forward DeMarre Carroll, a 2018 first- and second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets, in a move that saves ownership from a hefty luxury tax bill, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In return, the Raptors receive forward Justin Hamilton.

Carroll averaged nine points per game on forgettable shooting percentages for the Raptors, who battled through a grueling first-round playoff series against the Bucks before getting swept out of the second round by the Cavaliers. He was scheduled to make $14.8 million this season and $15.4 million in the 2018-19 season.

KCP averaged 13.8 points per game last year, while also shooting 35 percent from the three-point line. He’s only 24-years-old, standing tall at 6’5, with the ability to knock down shots from behind the arc, as well as defend. This is largely the reason he remained a starter for the Pistons for the last three seasons.

This is a great signing for the Lakers as he comes in on a one-year deal, allowing LA to keep their options open for the summer of 2018. It also adds much needed defense to the roster. If the Lakers are to insert KCP into the starting lineup alongside Lonzo Ball, it would be a certain improvement on the roster they’ve had the past several years.

While this is a one-year deal now, he’s potentially a long-term addition for the Lakers. Next summer will surely be spent on the biggest free agent names possible, like LeBron James and Paul George, but that doesn’t mean KCP isn’t a piece of that puzzle. Caldwell-Pope is represented by Klutch Sports, which also represents LeBron James. KCP is also just the kind of two-way player LeBron James likes Cheap Lions Jerseys to play with. The LeBron James to Laker land dream may be far fetched, but the Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys Lakers are certainly putting themselves in position to have a chance.