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When that specials teams unit runs a fake. The Jaguars scored on a fake punt, snapping to up-man Corey Grant who ran for 56 yards for a touchdown. Such a play in most leagues is improperly scored as a rushing touchdown for Grant rather than a Jaguars defense/special teams touchdown.
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If the special teams unit is on the field when the score occurs, it should count for the special teams. Otherwise, why even include them?
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While much-publicized concussions and head injuries account for some of the problems, they’re just one possible hardship of many for those who spend years slamming into each other at full speed.

Since 2011, at least seven NFL players or former players have committed suicide, the authors write, noting that one of these, Jovan Belcher, also killed his girlfriend.

Super Bowl quarterback Jim McMahon suffers from dementia. Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell can barely walk, and quarterbacking legend John Unitas lost the use of [his] hands and fingers.

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I regret that I used that expression, McNair’s statement said. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.
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Elliott was suspended when the NFL concluded after a yearlong investigation that Elliott had several physical altercations with his girlfriend at the time last summer in Ohio. Prosecutors declined to pursue the case, citing conflicting evidence. Elliott has denied wrongdoing.

The NFL filed a response to the request for a restraining order and a motion to dismiss in federal court in Sherman, Texas, about 65 miles north of Dallas. Both filings made similar arguments, including that the NFL Players’ Association was trying to beat the National Football League to the courthouse in a race that has not even begun.
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Coach Mike Tomlin told CBS Sports that his team will remain out of sight while The Star-Spangled Banner is played just before their 1 p.m. kickoff against the Bears at Soldier Field.

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10. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame: His brutal Fiesta Bowl injury ruined his chances of becoming the No. 1 pick, and could drop him all the way to the fourth round. Look for a team with defensive depth and a track history of recent success to take Smith, who likely will miss all of next season as he continues to rehab his knee, as opposed to a team desperate to turn a franchise around.

Here’s a roundup of how things stand as Week 17 kicks off:

Marvin Lewis, Bengals: Though he has denied the report, Lewis is believed to be leaving the team after 15 seasons, in which he’s made Cincinnati respectable yet could not take the next leap.

Chuck Pagano, Colts: It is tough to win without a quarterback. Indianapolis has tanked for the second straight year without Andrew Luck, entering Sunday 3-12, and this appears to be the end of Pagano’s reign. There have been reports that Indy will look toward Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

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What’s there left to say about Tom Brady? Myles Jack might have figured it out, or at least closed the argument for trying to find new things to say about the Patriots quarterback after he led the Pats back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

“It’s hard to describe it. On one end, you’re like, ‘We could have won the game.’ On the other end, ‘Tom Brady is Tom Brady, and you just got Tom Brady’d again,'” Jack said after the game.

Most of the Jaguars defenders echoed that sentiment; how could you not after seeing what Brady did against the Jags? In the final two minutes of the second quarter, Brady waltzed the Patriots down the field — with 47 penalty yards thrown in to help — and led the Pats to a touchdown that cut the Jaguars’ lead to 14-10. When he got the ball in that situation, you knew the Patriots were scoring. And the same is held true for the Pats getting the ball back, down 20-17, with less than five minutes remaining.

He has matured into a quality pass-protector who wins with length and footwork, which NFL teams will love.

The Chiefs traded up a long way — 17 spots — to get Mahomes, and it was costly. It remains to be seen if he will be worth it. But, unlike with the Bears, there is a clear and sensible QB plan in place here. Alex Smith is the starter for now. Mahomes will sit and learn and wait for a season or two. Then he’ll get his chance.

National anthem demonstrations were again a theme Sunday, with NFL owners and NFL Players Association representatives set to consider this week how to channel the activism and passions shown by those who take a knee or link arms into community action.

They’ll seek to find a balance that pleases fans and players alike rather than issuing a mandate as they consider whether to alter the game-day guidelines that say players “should” stand for the anthem to something stronger.
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We get why Ray Lewis won. He was the fearless leader of one of the more dominant defenses in NFL history.

After the Ravens ripped the Giants 34-7 in a ho-hum game, it was a way to honor that effort.
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And then, just in time for the Sunday games, Trump returned his focus to NFL players 锟斤拷 as if the country had forgotten, as if one fire at a time was not enough.

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Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now,’ Trump asked the crowd. Out. He’s fired. He’s FIRED!

Then, the NCAA ruled Austin Wiley ineligible for the remainder of the season, while Danjel Purifoy is still sidelined as the school awaits a final decision on his status. The families of both players are allegedly connected to Person and the FBI investigation. Perhaps this alone should disqualify Pearl from any postseason accolades.

But if we’re just talking about basketball, then only a fool would reject Pearl’s place on this list. Wiley and Purifoy, who combined to average 20.3 PPG last season, have not played one possession in 2017-18. And Pearl’s squad is sitting atop the SEC with one-loss Florida. Plus, it will face the Gators and Kentucky only one time apiece this season. The Tigers did not receive one vote in the preseason polls, and they might win the SEC after Pearl molded this 16-win group from a year ago into a respectable, top-50 defensive unit and effective offense that’s controlling the offensive glass. Yeah, there is a dark cloud over his program. Still, Pearl remains a contender.

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Griffin, however, said Tuesday that he’s ready now in case any playoff contenders are in need of a quarterback.

Months of discord centering on elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return from a right quadriceps injury have had a chilling impact on San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the franchise and coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.
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Under president and coach Gregg Popovich and general manager RC Buford, the Spurs have a two-decades-long history of strong relationships with star players, but multiple sources describe Leonard and his camp as distant and disconnected from the organization.

Gordon said the Rockets want to see the Warriors again in the playoffs, essentially an acknowledgement that a team must go through Golden State to get out of the West. And Gordon believes the Rockets would have a legitimate shot of ending the Warriors’ reign.
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We really do have that chance, Gordon said. Offensively, we’re just as good as them, no question. Defensively, they’re a championship team. They’re consistent, whether they win or lose. Us, we still have peaks and valleys. We just can’t have those. That’s why we’ve got to play well the next game, because we just have to sustain the same effort.

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Kemba Walker thinks the Charlotte Hornets can still be a playoff team, and the All-Star point guard would like to be around to see that happen.
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Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not play because of an abscess in his first arm, which meant Treveon Graham got the start this season. Kidd-Gilchrist is expected back in the starting lineup on Wednesday, Clifford said… Howard picked up his ninth technical of the season.

WHEN TWO TREES COLLIDE: There was a crazy play in the third quarter when Cauley-Stein went up for a monster dunk in the lane but was rejected by Howard. However, the impact of the collision sent Howard to the floor, allowing Cauley-Stein to corral the loose ball and come back with a two-handed, hang-on-the-rim-for-emphasis dunk.

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A greater issue, for the NFL and TV networks alike, is the overall drop in prime-time ratings, which can be largely attributed to greater competition for viewers’ attention from streaming services and other Internet options. When the NFL’s ratings declined sharply last year, many pointed to Buffalo Sabres Jersey intense interest in the presidential election, but this year’s continued downturn 鈥?albeit less precipitous 鈥?appears to be part of a larger trend of shifting viewer habits.

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Rodriguez was fired Jan. 2, after the university determined it would not be able to fire Rodriguez for cause. The university began investigating the allegations in October. In Arizona, a notice of claim is required to be filed 60 days before a lawsuit can be brought against a public entity or employee.

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NFL point-spread favorites went 12-4 against the spread in Week 12, the sixth straight week in which they came out ahead. This is good news for casual gamblers who flock to the sportsbooks in Las Vegas every weekend, as Joe Public tends to favor favorites.

Starting in Week 7, NFL favorites have gone 54-24-7 against the spread, covering at least 60 percent of the games in each week. This 69 percent overall cover rate is an anomaly: According to Bet Labs, NFL favorites have covered the spread in just 49.9 percent of all games since 2003. In Weeks 1-6 this season, favorites went 38-52 against the spread.

The public can always do the most damage. But at some point, the public is gonna take it in the shorts. Fortunately, they did with Kansas City, Jay Rood, vice president for race and sports for MGM Resorts, told Covers.com. To really crush us, they have to get it all right. Sunday was close to a complete disaster. But Buffalo outright was huge. The public was on Kansas City, and thankfully so.

Something tells me the books will survive, however. According to ESPN’s Purdum, the Nevada sportsbooks still won $31.4 million overall in October, their 51st straight winning month.

Thomas suffered a torn triceps in Cleveland’s loss to Tennessee in late October, ending his unofficial consecutive snaps streak at 10,363. He’s since become the team’s de facto veteran assistant coach, sideline weatherman and multi-podcast star.

Simply, he has other options than returning to play for the league’s newest member of the 0-16 club.

Making progress, Thomas said, via The Associated Press. Had a lot of time to think and spend some time with the family, but not ready definitively to make a decision one way or the other just yet.

I don’t think there’s any real rush at this point, he said. Obviously, they want to know before the draft and free agency, so that if they have to make different plans if I’m not going to be there, they want to know about it. I told them I’ll make a decision when I’m ready and let them know and give them as much time as I possibly can.patriots_149_0937d4c148e9f988-180x180

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The fun started back in August when Philadelphia offensive lineman Lane Johnson said that he was going to give out free beer to everybody if the Eagles were somehow able to win the Super Bowl.

The company has confirmed that they’re going to stand by their promise to hook up everyone in Philadelphia if the Eagles end up beating the Patriots on Feb. 4. Obviously, this would only apply to people of the legal drinking age.

Bud Light has not forgotten about our commitment to Lane Johnson, the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia, the company said in a statement to CBS Philly. We will be sharing plans soon, but in the interest of not jinxing the team ahead of their upcoming games, we are not going to unveil any plans at this time. We wish the Eagles the best of luck this weekend.

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But Lynch also likes what Garoppolo did outside of himself.

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The NFL Films video of Garoppolo leading the 49ers on their two-minute drive against the Titans to set up a game-winning field goal made the rounds two weeks ago. He’s gushing with confidence, talking to his teammates about routes and coverages, and pumping up his offensive line.

The injury was terrifying, and it’s difficult to even think about whether Shazier can or will play football in the future.

I’m not worried about him playing for us again, I’m more worried about him, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Y’all have been updated as much as we have. The thing that we’re hopeful for and prayerful for is that he comes back and he’ll be OK. The football stuff is secondary. His life is a lot more important to me than football.
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Shazier’s teammates have one focus this postseason: To win Super Bowl LII. That was the goal before Shazier’s injury.

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The recent palace intrigue actually threw a brighter spotlight on his greatness, too. Before this AFC Championship Game, in a sit-down interview with the NFL Network, Kraft said he believed he could keep this Patriots machine rolling Donald Trump Authentic Jersey for some seasons to come … with a little finesse work in the human relations department. There’s a lot of strong-minded people, the owner said, but when you have something good going, everybody’s got to get their egos checked in and try to hold it together.

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