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Payton, however, left the door open when asked if he would consider Adrian Peterson, who recently told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that he would definitely be open to returning to the Saints.

Absolutely, Payton said emphatically. This gets back to the notion that we had some type of any (sideline) argument at Minnesota (in Week 1 of the 2017 regular season), which I still say there was none. I think a ton of him.

Peterson, who turned 33 in March, first joined New Orleans after signing a two-year, $7 million deal on April 25, 2017, just days ahead of the Saints ‘ selection of running back Alvin Kamara in the draft.

While Peterson arrived on the heels of a decorated career with the Vikings, it became clear during training camp that the Saints had something special in Kamara, who went on to win the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year award.

It has just been reinforced when I also think about Witten not being on the field. It can’t help but remind me of what you miss when you lose a Tony Romo. On the other hand, just as the very nature of what happened now [last year with Romo’s retirement], that gives the opening for somebody else to step up not only as a player but also from the standpoint of leadership.

I think we’ve really got the opportunity to see that here certainly with Dak [Prescott] and the general leadership we have on that side of the ball. The Cowboys’ future begins with Dak Prescott, the 2016 fourth-rounder who was thrust into the starting role as a rookie after Romo suffered a preseason injury. Prescott helped the Cowboys to a 13-3 record, but the team regressed in ’17 and finished 9-7. Prescott has two years remaining on his rookie deal that counts just $725,848 against the salary cap and the front office is well aware that he’s in line for a huge pay bump, probably next offseason. colts_020

Johnson in 2017 returned from an embarrassing suspension and had his best season in the NFL, as his first career All-Pro selection proves.

Martez Carter, RB, Grambling — After rushing for 854 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, Carter was impressive at the NFLPA Bowl. He ran for 45 yards on 10 carries, displaying power despite a 5-9, 205-pound frame. He has great balance with a low center of gravity. He also showed off quick feet and adept hands while catching the ball out of the backfield. Carter ran for 2,628 yards and 29 touchdowns and caught 74 passes for 961 yards and nine scores over his college career.

Steven Dunbar, WR, Houston — The 6-3, 202-pound Dunbar had a productive college career with 180 catches for 2,430 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had a great week of practice at the Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, showing off superb hands. He caught three passes for 52 yards, including an athletic touchdown to lift the West to a 14-10 win.

Now established as one of the league’s best tackles, Johnson was key for an Eagles team that lost left tackle Jason Peters to an injury during the season.

The middle man on the Vikings’ defensive front has been an absolute force against the run in 2017. The eighth-year defensive tackle is one of the best in the business in that regard.

The 30-year-old safety, who’s in his ninth NFL season (fourth with the Eagles), was selected to just his second Pro Bowl in 2017, but he certainly earned it. Jenkins added a couple interceptions, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 57 tackles to his career totals.

Bill Belichick was outmaneuvered by Adam Gase. Tom Brady was outplayed by Jay Cutler. Nothing was very Patriot-like for the Patriots on Monday night in Miami and they suffered their nearly annual loss there. But it really makes little difference in the big picture. If the Patriots go to Pittsburgh and win Sunday, they will leapfrog the Steelers for the top seed in the AFC playoffs based on the head-to-head victory.chargers_073

The final figure came down as $1.6 billion, part of which came via the city.

“Every decision we’ve made has been squarely with the fans’ perspective of ‘how do we take the fan experience to the next level?’” Jenkins said. “The LED displays we have, whether it’s every seat is two inches wider than the Georgia Dome, almost all the concourses connect so you can circumnavigate the building, you don’t get cut-off. You can move vertically throughout the building, we have really wide staircases, we have twice the elevators, twice the escalators compared to the Georgia Dome.”

But, if you have ADHD the NFL, you still cannot be prescribed this.Neither ‘s lawyer nor Smith’s lawyer called a single outside witness.Y’all not gonna all do the right stuff.I saw a game and the Wholesale Jerseys pregame was atrocious.

Elliott is three games into the six-game suspension handed down by the NFL over domestic violence allegations made against him by a former girlfriend. It’s no wonder Jerry Jones is angry with the NFL about this outcome.

But they’re averaging 102.7 yards per game with Elliott out of the lineup. Removing the threat of Elliott on the ground makes it easier for defenses to pressure and attack Prescott. It’s limiting his ability to create scores and forcing him into more mistakes.

During 11-year career with the Cubs, Mets, Phillies and Rockies, was known for: – Not just stepping over the foul lines, but leaping them.Defenses have contained both, especially Decker.The former All-Stater from Bloomington Central Catholic High School lettered at Illinois from 2006.titans_076

Anderson’s goal in OT gives Blue Jackets 1-0 win over Flames

Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Columbus activated C Lukas Sedlak, who had missed 13 games with an ankle injury. … Blue Jackets C Alexander Wennberg has missed three games with an upper-body injury and remains day-to-day. … Gaudreau has registered a point in all but four games this season. … Columbus’ Cam Atkinson played in his 400th NHL game, while Zach Werenski took the ice for the 100th time.

It is possible, maybe even probable, that the Seattle Seahawks’ famed Legion of Boom secondary has played its final defensive snap together.

When viewers tune in to see the Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, they will see only free safety Earl Thomas remaining from the secondary that has driven much of Seattle’s historic success on defense during the Pete Carroll era.

Left cornerback Richard Sherman is beginning an arduous rehab from a torn Achilles tendon and will be 30 years old heading into the final year of his contract. Strong safety Kam Chancellor, who will turn 30 four days after Sherman does, has missed 11 of the Seahawks’ past 50 games and could miss the final seven this season if his neck injury is as ominous as reports suggest.

Sherman brushed off the assistance of trainers as he walked off the field on his own power, but it appeared he was telling Seattle teammates on the sideline that he tore his Achilles.

“He’s got to get checked and all that kind of stuff, but the doctors are really clear about it that he ruptured his Achilles,” Carroll said. “There’s no coming back from that until you get surgery and all that kind of stuff.”
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He’s a dynamic athlete who will get tested by the NFL’s deep threats but should be more than able to hold his own

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Adams shows no hesitation when it comes to making hits and stopping big plays before they can unfold. Though his combine numbers were solid but unspectacular, he boosted his stock with a stellar pro day performance. His 40-yard dash time dropped from a mediocre 4.56 seconds to a lightning-fast 4.33.

Authentic Mark Jackson Jersey He’s a dynamic athlete who will get tested by the NFL’s deep threats but should be more than able to hold his own. College offenses tried to suck him into the line of scrimmage with play-action plays throughout his career with limited success. LSU held opposing passers to a 111.1 rating last fall, the 15th-best mark in FBS.

The draft was so deep on the back end, that a super talented player like Clemson product Cordrea Tankersley slips to the third round and college stars like Iowa’s Desmond King and Miami’s Corn Elder went on the third day.

After an early run on offensive skill players, this draft skewed heavily defensive overall. In total, the third round featured 25 of 43 picks on the defensive side of the ball.

It’s impossible to divorce the run on DBs from the notion that the game has shifted more and more toward passing, meaning good quality DBs are higher in demand. Rule changes, the increased influence of spread offenses on players (and coaches) at lower levels of the sport, increasing levels of aggression by offensive coaches on early downs, and the evolution of athletes over time have all contributed to the game’s constantly increasing emphasis on spreading the field out wide and deep. And somebody’s gotta defend all that passing.

Nobody wants the Pro Bowl, so why does it still exist?

The Pro Bowl, supposedly featuring the football’s biggest stars, kicks off Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN live from Honolulu. Except the game won’t actually “kick off,” since the Pro Bowl’s game-specific rules outlaw kickoffs. And most of the game’s biggest stars decided they didn’t want to play, with a record number of players declining invitations this year. I guess it’s still football, technically.

So once again, it’s time to ask: Why does the Pro Bowl exist? Considering the lack of player, fan and league interest, it’s hard to tell.

In 2014, former NFL player and NFLPA executive Domonique Foxworth revealed that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wanted to get rid of the Pro Bowl — if it wasn’t for the NFLPA’s intervention.

“Roger was very serious about potentially canceling the Pro Bowl because apparently it’s very expensive and isn’t of a ton of value to them,” Foxworth told USA TODAY Sports this week.

“To be honest with you, I was completely comfortable with eliminating it until I talked to the players, and they said they loved it and they want to be there.”
OK, so the guy in charge of the NFL doesn’t like the game which the NFL holds, but they still do it because the players absolutely love it. Makes sense. One problem:

Each Pro Bowl team has 44 players, so if every selected player played in the game, there would be 88 players invited. This year, 133 players were invited, thanks to the most declined invitations in Pro Bowl history.

Some of the players declined for good reasons. 14 declines were by players on the Panthers and Broncos, who play in the Super Bowl next week, and therefore can’t be bothered with the Pro Bowl. Some players are rehabbing injuries.

Meanwhile, the potential negatives are big. They could injure themselves or aggravate a prior injury. After five months of ramming their bodies into opponents, I’d probably decline another week too.