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Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer received his unofficial AFC North introduction in the second quarter Sunday. He shuffled into the middle of the field before launching into a slide a few yards later. That’s when Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier planted his helmet in Kizer’s shoulder and drove it into the ground.

The hit drew an unnecessary roughness penalty, but it was an informal salute. Kizer can expect more in Week 2 at Baltimore. He’s going to get hit, but Cleveland can’t let him get hit this much.

RC: The answer has to be DeShone Kizer. The rookie from Notre Dame had a wonderful preseason (and it was clear Brock Osweiler was not the answer at quarterback for the Browns). Kizer was named the Week 1 starter and, barring injury or extremely poor play, he should start all 16 games.

Kizer’s main competition will be Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky, who should supplant Mike Glennon as the Bears’ starter by the end of the season.

Game Kids Tavon Young Jersey Patrick Mahomes will only start for the Chiefs this season if Alex Smith gets hurt, and DeShaun Watson is the clear No. 2 quarterback in Houston. If the Texans fall out of playoff contention late in the season, the Texans might switch from Tom Savage to Watson. But Kizer has the best chance of any of the rookie QBs to make double-digit starts this season.

NM: Trubisky is the likely answer. The Bears have some talent on both sides of the ball, particularly at running back and on the defensive line, but they are likely to be hamstrung by the investment they made in Mike Glennon at quarterback. Glennon has been terrible this preseason and there is little history to suggest he will improve in the regular season. Coach John Fox’s job is on the line going into the campaign and, once the Bears lose a few games, expect Fox to turn to the player on whom Chicago spent the No. 2 overall pick.

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Hurricane Harvey has caused devastation across the southern parts of Texas, including Houston.

As millions of dollars have poured in for relief, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he hopes the team’s home opener Sept. 10 against the Jaguars in Week 1 will help boost the city’s morale.

We feel like people can get to the game, so we feel strongly about playing the game in our stadium, O’Brien said on ESPN’s Mike & Mike. Obviously that will be in conjunction with the mayor, city council and all that. But I do feel strongly about playing there.

The Texans and Cowboys were scheduled to play Thursday for their final preseason game, but it was scrapped so both teams could be with their families. The game originally was supposed to be played in Houston, but the Cowboys offered their facilities as Harvey made landfall and the Texans have been in Dallas-Fort Worth since the weekend.
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In the end, the NFL decided the game wasn’t worth it.

Quandre Diggs Youth Jersey At the end of the day, it came down to these guys had been away from their families. They really had to get back to help their families, O’Brien said. A lot of the guys’ families have been relocated, coaches and players. And so it was important to try to get back as soon as possible.

It became much more about family than football. … As far as playing a game, it was time to get home and that’s what we decided to do.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been instrumental in raising funds for hurricane relief. His fundraiser had collected more than $10 million as of Thursday, and the number is expected to grow.

Scott Tolzien’s receiver saved him from the indignity of a third pick-six

If you didn’t know who Scott Tolzien was prior to Sunday, it’s understandable. He was the Colts backup QB, for some reason, who became their starter since the team botched the handling of Andrew Luck’s shoulder injury … in 2015.

Anyway, Tolzien flirted with a dubious historical distinction this week against the Rams, the record for pick-sixes in one game.

Rich Gannon threw three of them in Super Bowl 37. And the last time anyone did it was 2007 when Eli Manning threw three against the Vikings.

He started his holdout at the beginning of camp, with reports suggesting that Donald was ready to miss regular-season games. That was always a long shot, given that it’s an extreme negotiating tactic, but his late arrival to the Rams means it’s unlikely he plays Sunday.

Donald has been an instant star from the moment the Rams selected him with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Through three seasons, he has 28 sacks and four forced fumbles, emerging as one of the league’s best interior pass rushers.

It might be a bit of a transition for Donald, who missed a month of practice and is moving to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ preferred 3-4 scheme. Still, he has the talent to seamlessly ease into the system and continue being one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in football.
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Adrian Peterson may have received all of the attention before facing his former team on Monday night, but Stefon Diggs stole the show in Minnesota.

The veteran running back managed just 14 yards in the first half, while Diggs had six receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

Chris Hogan Authentic Jersey A seemingly unhappy Peterson appeared to yell at Sean Payton and give him a death stare late in the first half:
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This year marks Peterson’s first season with the Saints, after he played his entire career with the Vikings.

No, he told reporters after the game. Listen, I’d tell you if we were in a heated exchange, so why don’t you ask him? He was into it, we were all into it, there was none that I can recall. And I’m being honest.

While Wentz turned the ball over twice, he’s not entirely at blame for the giveaways. The pick-six he threw to Ryan Kerrigan was tipped slightly by Stacy McGee at the line of scrimmage, and the lost fumble was a backward swing pass that Agholor couldn’t hold on to.

Smith was at fault there, but Wentz might have cost Smith one of the biggest games of his career. Multiple times, Smith got open for what might have been a long touchdown, but Wentz missed on his pass. Wentz’s first throw of the game was a play-action pass with a seven-step drop and a bomb to Smith, who ran by Josh Norman, but Wentz underthrew the pass and Norman nearly picked it off:

Later, in the fourth quarter, coach Doug Pederson went back to the well and got Smith matched up against Norman, who never really shadowed Alshon Jeffery across the field despite the pregame hype. Smith ran by Norman for what should have been a long touchdown, but this time, Wentz overthrew his new wideout by 2 yards.

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His experience ranges from tutoring Hines Ward at the University of Georgia to current Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Both Ward (Pittsburgh Steelers 1998-2011) and Fitzgerald are two of the best-ever NFL blocking receivers.

In a nation, in an NFL today where racial and social strife are interlocking in rampant ways, Khan has a story to tell about his experience. His hope.

Peter Holland Womens Jersey There was a severity in the Chicago area in ’67 when I arrived here due to civil rights, but we began to move beyond that in color and religion, he said. But 9/11 (in 2001) began to change that for Muslims. It was kind of an awakening.

Every international flight I was on for a few years after that, I was the one pulled off the plane for further screening. My wife and I began to joke about it. As agents would enter, we’d say to the other passengers, ‘They’re coming for us. Let’s get this over with so we can go.’ But there was an incident in Detroit in 2005 that was a watershed moment for me.
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Matthew Stafford just became the most highly paid player in league history, which means Kaaya’s path to playing time in Detroit now hinges on the 29-year-old getting injured. The former Miami Hurricane has been useful in the preseason, but will need plenty of polish to prove himself an NFL starter. He’s currently behind Stafford and Jake Rudock on the Lions’ depth chart.

Kelly wasn’t even a part of Denver’s quarterback competition thanks to an extended recovery from ACL and wrist injuries. While the team will likely hold him on the injured list while he convalesces, his spot on the active roster is no certainty. Kyle Sloter, an undrafted free agent who played wide receiver at Southern Mississippi before handling QB duties at FCS Northern Colorado, has looked capable enough this preseason to be the Broncos’ third quarterback, behind starter Trevor Siemian and 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch.

Do not read much into Andrew Luck Authentic Jersey being present at the last two Colts’ practices

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Do not read much into Andrew Luck being present at the last two Colts’ practices, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com wrote in an email update, via Pro Football Talk. Chuck Pagano threw up the red flag on if Luck’s recent practice attendance means his return to participate is definitely coming soon. The Colts enter Week Two of Training Camp with Luck still on the PUP list. Until Saturday’s practice, Luck had been isolated from the media for the bulk of camp.

Kids Tavon Young Jersey Where is Luck in his throwing rehab schedule? Will his return to practice come in the next week or so? Those questions remain unanswered as the team’s regular season opener is less than five weeks away.

Both teams’ coaching staffs were diligent about limiting on-field scuffles and potential injuries during these joint practices.

We kind of just made sure nobody was getting any cheap shots taken on them if the guy wasn’t looking, just making sure we weren’t blowing anybody up, Gase said, via The Phinsider.

Philadelphia hasn’t had quite the same issues with injuries. Carson Wentz is still standing strong in the pocket and the trio of rushers (Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles, and LeGarrette Blount) avoiding the same fate as Ryan Mathews, who has had injury problems and was recently released. They have faced a couple of scares, though. Brandon Graham and Jordan Hicks both left practice earlier this week, and Paul Turner could miss more time than expected.

Dolphins-Buccaneers won’t be played in Miami Sunday as Irma looms

The Miami Dolphins will not play their regular-season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Mike Nugent, Josh Lambo and Marshall Koehn all worked out for the Raiders on Monday, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates. All three kickers lost position battles over the weekend.

Price, who is 6-3 and 318 pounds, is viewed as a run-stopping defensive tackle. He played in just one game last season for the Packers and spent time on the practice squad. The Indianapolis Colts attempted to add him to their active roster last year but he chose to remain on the Green Bay practice squad after the Packers upped his salary.

Brady, addressing his wife’s comments in August, did not confirm he suffered a concussion in 2016.

“I don’t want to get into things that happened in my past, certainly medical history and so forth. I really don’t think that’s anybody’s business,” Brady said last month. “What happened last year — I’m focused on this year and improving and working on things I need to get better at. So that’s how I approach everything.

“I’m not sitting here worried about last year or five years ago. There are other people that do worry about that — my wife, or my parents, or my sisters, people that love me and care about me. But I do the best I can do to be prepared to play — mentally and physically — and I give the game everything I can.”

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Kirk Cousins Jersey is getting a ton more money from the Redskins

Kirk Cousins is getting a ton more money from the Redskins, but with all the focus on that in the short term, they are adapting to some big changes around him and still have some real defensive deficiencies. His likely last season in Washington will be better for him than the team.

New coach Sean McVay can’t be expected to save the day in L.A. right away, because Jared Goff showed last season that he’s far from a finished product. As McVay works on fixing Goff and Todd Gurley with an upgraded offensive line, the Rams will hope Wade Phillips can get the defense to keep them in more games.

Brian Poole Kids Jersey Tampa Bay tendered Ryan Griffin with the intent of elevating him to Jameis Winston’s top backup in the wake of Mike Glennon’s shockingly lucrative free-agent deal with Chicago. Geno Smith was intriguing for that role with the Bucs before he signed to be Eli Manning’s understudy with the Giants.

Kyle Long Mens Jersey Rather than the Bucs going with Ryan Fitzpatrick or Jay Cutler as what they see is what they’ll get, Kaepernick would give coach Dirk Koetter someone he can use his offensive acumen to re-mold. Kaepernick can work well in the vertical passing game and is set up to bond with both Winston and his go-to receiver, Mike Evans.

Kaepernick at one point looked like he and Russell Wilson would have many epic duels as strong-armed, mobile passers with championships on the line. It’s hard to believe the 49ers-Seahawks classic NFC title game was played only three years ago, given what all has happened since.

Wilson led Seattle to a ring after the 2013 season, something Kaepernick fell just short of the season before. While Wilson and the ‘Hawks have remained a conference contender, Kaepernick faded hard right along with the Niners’ post-Jim Harbaugh freefall.

Chiefs’ Alex Smith Authentic Jersey may be changing game with addition of Patrick Mahomes

Elite Mens Sam Steel Jersey Alex Smith may be showing more aggression this training camp and preseason because of the Chiefs drafting their heir apparent at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. That according to the Kansas City Star.

I’ve heard from some in the organization who think Mahomes’ presence has helped push Alex to be more aggressive, given the rookie’s gunslinger tendencies, Chiefs reporters Terez Paylor wrote.

He doesn’t get a pass, Bowles said. I’m not saying it was not all his fault. You got to throw the ball and get rid of it as well. The offense as a whole, we didn’t start out well with the first group. We got to play better. That’s him, that’s the O-line, the receivers, the tight end, the fullback and the tailback.

As if Hackenberg didn’t suffer enough Saturday against the Lions, a prankster altered his Wikipedia page.

As the Daily News’ Mehta noted, It’s way too premature to pour dirt on Hackenberg’s future — he has talent — but the present is an altogether different story.

Kaepernick, who has been mired in a quarterback controversy with Blaine Gabbert to see who would lead the 49ers, opted not to rise to his feet for the anthem before a preseason game at Levi’s Stadium.
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His action prompted the 49ers to issue a statement acknowledging that he sat during the anthem and defending his right to do so following the 21-10 loss to the Packers.

NFLPA president: I don’t care if NFL ‘dies out in 20 years’

NFL Players Association president Eric Winston said Monday players don’t care whether a potential work stoppage harms the sport.

Obviously, it makes perfect sense why the Warriors declined the offer, and it really isn’t a difficult one. They’re reigning champions, and they signed Kevin Durant to a team that won 73 games. They’re probably the favorites to win the next, what, five championships? People argued they shouldn’t mess up their core to sign Durant, but they did and got even better. But they might have reached the break-even point. Do they really need to even bother getting better when they’re seemingly this far ahead of the rest of the league?

Authentic Womens D.J. Alexander Jersey After all, Kuzma wasn’t the first-round pick heralded as the greatest floor general of this basketball era. Lonzo Ball was. In fact, Kuzma was the late first-round pick the Lakers landed as part of the Brook Lopez trade. He was only a footnote on a Summer League team headlined by Ball and Brandon Ingram.

Authentic Womens Matthew Dellavedova Jersey It was heartbreak for the Jazz to lose Hayward, someone they slowly groomed into the lead role over the past seven seasons and who was a cornerstone to their plans. But for everything Utah could offer, they couldn’t offer him an easier path to the Finals in the Eastern Conference. They couldn’t offer him a near shoe-in chance at an All-Star team. They couldn’t offer him his old, trusted mentor in Brad Stevens as head coach.

There will still be participation by top players in the big events. The stars will come out for the FIBA World Cup in the summer of 2019, and again for the Olympics in 2020. In Europe, there will even be some big names participating in this summer’s EuroBasket 2017, a continental tournament that no longer has World Cup or Olympic qualifying ramifications. Pride is at stake, and it appears players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pau Gasol will participate.