Zach Miller injury update: Bears TE out of hospital 3 weeks after leg injury

Zach Miller is finally home.

Three weeks after suffering a severe leg injury against the Saints, the Bears tight end has been released from a Chicago hospital after initially being hospitalized in New Orleans.

Miller underwent emergency vascular surgery in New Orleans on Oct. 29 to repair a torn popliteal artery in his dislocated left knee after he was carted off the field in the Bears’ Week 8 loss to the Saints. Doctors were able to stabilize his injury after a successful surgery and surgeons reportedly fought to save his leg from amputation during the procedure.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to be out there,” Bryant said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It’s a long week. It’s only Monday. I’ll come back in here Wednesday, get the game plan and go from there.”

The Steelers informed Bryant last week that he is part of their Week 10 game plan, ruling out a move ahead of last Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline after he said he wanted out of Pittsburgh if his role with the team didn’t expand. While Bryant was held out of last week’s win over the Lions for his since-deleted social media comments, rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster started in his place and hauled in seven catches for 193 yards and a touchdown.

I’m thankful that 20 years from now, I’ll be able to say I remember covering these young stars from the beginning of their careers. Watching the speed, toughness and skill on full display every night by guys who are just a few years removed from high school is truly remarkable. And for that, I give thanks.

I’m also thankful for the NHL’s youth movement. McDavid and Matthews have helped inject the league with excitement with their spectacular exploits in the early stages of their careers, but they’re only the top guys. broncos_067

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The kind of year it has been, though, for him and for them makes it likely that he’ll profit from it immensely. Assuming he finishes the season healthy, Jeffery — who turns 28 next spring — will get his chance to cash in after all.
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This week’s column takes a look at a few other guys who, based on what they did in Week 11 and what they’ve done this season, are in position to land big new contracts, in no particular order:

Bryant, 29, has just 38 receptions for 439 yards and four touchdowns this season, finding it more difficult to create separation from cornerbacks. He has failed to eclipse 100 yards in a game this season.

Despite Bryant’s struggles, the Cowboys are still 5-3 after winning three straight games. Bryant hopes the team continues to improve during the second half of the season.
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5-3 don’t win you the Super Bowl, you know what I’m saying. We have to keep on pushing, Bryant said, via the Dallas Morning News. This is a real team that sticks together and fights for one another. We’re going to keep on fighting and see where it takes us.

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Davis, 29, has battled injuries and played in just five games this season, totaling 21 tackles with two passes deflected and zero interceptions. Davis was held out of Sunday’s Week 9 win over the Texans for a non-injury related issue, the team announced Saturday. But that appears to be wrong.

The veteran wasn’t very happy with the way this week’s move was handled. He told the The Indianapolis Star that he feels more like he was benched than being given time to heal.

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Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday via Instagram.
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Lee, 34, played for 12 years, finishing last season with the Spurs. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 79 games for San Antonio.

It all started when … : Things looked particularly bleak when the 0-2 Celtics went to halftime trailing the Philadelphia 76ers in mid-October. It was then that Kyrie Irving directed a profane outburst — one that cost him $25,000 — to a fan who loudly inquired about the whereabouts of Irving’s former teammate LeBron James. In a sign of how Boston would lean on its entire roster during this streak, it was emergency G-League call-up Jabari Bird who provided an unexpected spark in the second half against the 76ers.

Wednesday would mark the second time Durant plays the Thunder after leaving them as a free agent in 2016.

Durant said he sprained his ankle in the first few minutes of Saturday night’s win over the Sixers.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was uncertain whether Durant would be available Wednesday.

“Two days should give him a chance to heal and be fine for Wednesday,” Kerr said. “It makes sense to give him tonight off.”

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Some long overdue diversity in the broadcast booth. Doris Burke, queen of the NBA, will become the league’s first full-time national TV analyst this season. Sarah Kustok (YES) and Kara Brenton Bersin Jersey Lawson (NBC Sports Washington) will join Stephanie Ready (Fox Sports Southeast) and Ann Myers Drysdale (Fox Sports Arizona) as regular color analysts on the team broadcast scene. .

OHHHHHHHHH! Khan yells in unison with the crowd after one errant shot. He throws his head back, hits his face and then buries it in his hands. C’MON! 鈥?Oh Jeez! After each subsequent miss Khan keeps covering his face and slumping further into his seat.

I can’t get past the 6-year-olds in a tackle football game, not with so many warning signs about the developing brain tissue in kids so young that can be affected by blows to the head. I just don’t get it. But the mom of a boy in Irving, Texas, who started at age 6, Lauren Bryant, says: It’s a little nerve-wracking being a mom; you worry about the hits.

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After loss to Pelicans, Cavaliers emphasize patience during process

The Cleveland Cavaliers were beaten 123-101 by the Pelicans on Saturday night, marking their third loss in four games, but the early skid is not too concerning for LeBron James.

The Astros are one win from the World Series after beating the Dodgers 13-12 in one of the best games ever played. Here’s what you missed: Some random guy ran onto the field in not a lot of clothing … George Springer hit a home run that seemed to explode upon landing … Yasiel Puig had a clutch one-handed home run … The Dodgers were down to their last strike before Chris Taylor’s single … Watch Alex Bregman’s game-winning hit in the 10th inning … Nobody had more fun at the game than Joel Embiid.

George Springer’s third-inning home run against starter Rich Hill had given a 1-0 lead to Verlander and the Astros, trying for the first championship in their 56-season history. On Halloween night, a title for a team with orange in its colors seemed appropriate.

As usual, it starts with Bob. The Blue Jackets have a 2.50 goals-against average as a team, and Sergei Bobrovsky is 7-2 with .934 save percentage. He’s the best goalie in the league until someone else wins the Vezina, and it’s possible he might even improve upon on third-place finish for the Hart as MVP last season.

But here’s where the Jackets are underappreciated: Remember last season, when they won 16 straight games and everyone pointed to their unsustainable power-play success as evidence that it was a fluke?

Josh Norman’s return to action diminished the appeal of Prescott’s matchup, but it was most frustrating to see Prescott manage just 16 yards on three rushing attempts. He should rebound in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.nike_patriots-005

Hall has had an incredible career. He just makes so many plays.

We talk often about living in the backfield — Hall was credited with 67.5 tackles for loss Kenneth Dixon Youth jersey from 2014 to 2016, and he already has 11 this season. That’s 78.5 tackles for loss in his career, which is crazy. Even more crazy: He has blocked 12 kicks in his career. The special-teams ability is a bonus. Hall takes on double-teams and is still able to be disruptive. He’s a powerful defender. At 6-1, 270 pounds, Hall might be an end in a 3-4 defense at the next level. He’s likely a Day 3 pick with upside and versatility, but his stock could rise if he gets an invite to the Senior Bowl and plays well.
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Brown, 32, has spent his entire 10-year career with Houston, which selected him in the first round in 2008 out of Virginia Tech. He returned last week from a holdout and played 68 out of 71 offensive snaps Sunday against Seattle.

Asked earlier Monday about the possibility of the Texans trading Brown, coach Bill O’Brien said: I don’t have any say in that. You know what I mean? I coach the team, that’s what I do. Duane played well yesterday. Obviously he’s played well for us for a number of years. I have a lot of respect for Duane, but that’s the business side of things, and I just concentrate on coaching the team.

One big problem with trading McCarron is that he’s set to argue he should be an unrestricted free agent next spring, while the Bengals believe he should be an unrestricted free agent. With that status up in the air, trading him would likely be a tricky situation.
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If this is real and the Bengals and Browns were truly just minutes from beating the clock on this deal, that brings into play a whole other level of ridiculousness. What kept this deal from getting done?
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Last week, the Knights were literally running with it.

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My team shredded everybody, said Schmidt, proudly. We had to wait in the spa at one of the places because we had to wait for the other teams to actually catch up.

What a headache for the committee the Buckeyes created. Sure, they’re the class of the Big Ten after rallying to beat Penn State, but how should Ohio State stack up in the rankings against Oklahoma? In the end, it won’t matter, probably, because they’d be in solid shape as a one-loss Big Ten champ.

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It is unclear if Benjamin will play in the Bills’ game Thursday night at the New York Jets. Beane said he would leave that decision up to coach Sean McDermott and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.

I’ve talked a lot with Hill over the years about a number of topics in sports media, from sexism to race to sports media people discussing social issues on Twitter. I find her to be one of the most honest brokers I deal with in sports media. This quote from August 2017, from her to me, always stood out:

Indiana tries to find a way to slow down Wisconsin

Indiana coach Tom Allen knows what concerns him most about fourth-ranked Wisconsin and it has been a similar concern for many coaches for several years.
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After more than 10 minutes, Ford left the field on a stretcher, giving a thumbs up to the cheering crowd.

Meanwhile, UMass tight end Adam Breneman gathered the team together and had some choice words.

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They got pretty fired up. Our defense played lights out from that point. There wasn’t a doubt. I knew we were going to pull it off.

Dansk came on and led the Knights to an overtime win over the Blues in his NHL debut, and then beat Chicago in his first start Tuesday night. Lagace has not appeared in a game yet.

”We’re definitely being tested right now, with the goalie situation alone,” Smith said. ”Every goalie that’s stepped in here so far for us has done a great job. We just have to keep on trying to help them out.”

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There’s no offense in the Big Ten tougher to stop that Ohio State’s. During the six-game winning streak, Barrett is completing 75 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns and no interceptions.

This game could decide which team wins this year’s titles.

Wilkins completed a Hail Mary to Kyle Williams on the final play of the first half, a play initially ruled short of the goal line by the officials.

Back when that was announced — back when it became clear they had let him play the last three games of 2016 with a developing rotator cuff tear — the question was asked: Do the Panthers even like Cam Newton? With the Panthers sending away Benjamin, flaws and all, someone explain why that question shouldn’t be asked.

The Panthers are one loss behind the Saints in the NFC South, and one win ahead of next week’s opponent, the defending NFC champion Falcons. How they got better in their quest to overcome both of them is terribly unclear.

“Terribly unclear” should be the team slogan. Newton recognized it Sunday. The Panthers reinforced it Tuesday by giving him a lesser team to be optimistic about.

“That turned our season around and ultimately, really, our program. We never looked back from that point for a long, long time. I really think that was one of the signature wins in the series without a doubt.

“After that, we have had a lot of battles with these guys.”

Over the past 17 meetings, the Hokies have won nine, the Hurricanes eight, but more significantly, the Hokies have won six Coastal Division and four ACC titles since the league split in 2005. The Hurricanes are still looking for their first division and conference crowns.

The victor will have a leg up in the division race, especially if it is Miami. A win over the Hokies would make the Hurricanes only undefeated team in the conference and would give them a two-game lead over the Hokies in the division race plus the advantage in any potential tiebreaker with the Hokies.patriots_116

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he hasn’t detected any changes to the baseball.

I had trouble with the ball throwing a slider, Darvish said in the SI story. It was slicker.
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It’s possible that the difference could be the result of how the balls are being treated with pregame rubbing mud. But Verlander said with certainty that the same type of mud is used on every ball before every game.
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Likewise, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he hasn’t detected any changes to the baseball. Then again, Hinch said, he isn’t a pitcher.

I don’t see a ton of difference, Hinch said, but I’m not going to get in a verbal war with coaches and players who think otherwise. They’re entitled to their opinion.

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Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, RB: He overcame an early fumble to go for 126 yards against Maryland as the Badgers romped. He became the fastest Wisconsin freshman to reach 1,000 yards in terms of carries, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark on his 130th attempt, breaking James White’s freshman record of 138 carries from the 2010 season. It’ll be an uphill climb for Taylor to win the Heisman, especially given that he only has one catch and this Donald Trump Womens Jersey is such a deep crop of star running backs.