Veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney has agreed to a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Tuesday night.
Freeney, 37, was in Seattle on Tuesday to work out and take a physical for the Seahawks. He later tweeted he’d joined the team.
While Bush has been waiting for a call that may or may not come, he has started planning for his post-football future.
He is starting to put together some business deals, dipping into eSports and also doing some broadcasting work as he’s watching football on Sundays instead of playing it for the first time since 2005.
With Jackson’s team now 0-7 after a frustrating 12-9 overtime loss, it’s more evident that the coach is a big part of the problem and isn’t contributing to the solution. And now that he’s 1-22 overall in less than 1 1/2 seasons at the helm, it’s also clear the Browns need to make a change before 2018, and maybe sometime soon in 2017.
Jackson came in with a lot of promise last offseason as an accomplished offensive mind and respected motivator, but as the team remains in its massive rebuild, he has mismanaged games and failed to maximize the talent he does have.
Week 7 against Tennessee brought his decision to turn back to rookie DeShone Kizer at starting quarterback over Kevin Hogan. Then, despite Kizer (12-of-20 passing, 114 yards, zero sacks) throwing better downfield (even with two interceptions), Jackson decided to bench him midgame for the second time in three weeks — this time in favor of Cody Kessler instead of Hogan.
It was the first touchdown of the night for a Philadelphia offense that was struggling to get going prior to that throw. Hollins capped the touchdown with a really solid celebration too.
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The Cardinals may face the Rams without star CB Patrick Peterson, who re-injured a quad. Arizona has allowed the second most passing TDs (13) in football, and Kupp leads the Rams in red zone targets.
The Chiefs should be confident. Smith is having the best season of his career, with 1,391 yards, 11 touchdowns, and zero turnovers. He’s not missing many passes, either:
The Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes in the first round this year, making it clear that Smith wasn’t a part of their long-term plans. But Smith has reacted to that with a career season, and he’s gotten his name firmly in the MVP conversation because of it.
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You might be asking: Why would the Seahawks sign the player who had a completely memorable and catastrophic meltdown against them?
FPI is … kind of in on the Chargers? It has them as the 17th-best team in the NFL going forward, sandwiched right between the Texans and the Raiders. Not bad for a 2-4 squad. The scores of their games show why. Their four losses were a three-point loss at the Broncos, a two-point loss to the Dolphins, 14-point loss to the Chiefs and a two-point loss to the Eagles. They were all close aside from the game against the best team in football.
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Even scoring the touchdown was counterproductive. If Dallas had done it perfectly, Prescott would have stopped at the 1-yard line and milked the clock as much as possible.
It was the first quiet game of Kareem Hunt’s young career, but the Chiefs leaned on the rookie in the fourth quarter and he bullied the Washington defense to put the game on ice. Other running backs took notice.
Darnold is eligible to stay in college and not hit the NFL draft until 2020, but it’s difficult for a player to pass on a chance to be the No. 1 pick and get about $20 million guaranteed.
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Miss the plane, he said in a non-smiling attempt at humor. We did things that bad football teams do. Right now, we’re a bad football team.
The lesson is we’ve got to start faster. We’ve turned into this team that looks like gangbusters in the fourth quarter, but does not look like gangbusters in the first quarter. It’s a four-quarter game. We’ve got to start faster.
Tampa Bay’s defense will regain linebacker Kwon Alexander, who missed the past four games with a hamstring injury. Including a four-game suspension at the end of his rookie season in 2015, the Bucs are 1-7 without Alexander in the lineup.
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Jacksonville has been a difficult team to figure out in 2017 with unpredictable ups and downs on a week-to-week basis. After losing to the New York Jets in a game filled with errors last week, the Jaguars were big underdogs against the Steelers.
Mitchell was penalized for roughing the passer for hitting Smith after he threw a pass late in the third quarter of Sunday’s 19-13 Steelers victory. Smith was immediately angry about the hit, getting up and yelling at Mitchell.
After the game Sunday, Smith said he was fired up after Mitchell’s hit but wasn’t able to say whether he thought it was intentional because he hadn’t yet had a chance to watch video of the play.
I don’t think this is a first offense, either, Smith said of Mitchell. I think when you start looking at … repeat offenders, I think when they get shots at quarterbacks, they’re going to take them.
The video shows what it shows. I wasn’t trying to take Alex Smith’s knees out, Mitchell said. I went up to him and told him that. … It’s just one of those things you don’t want to see in the football game.
What we’re taking for granted, though, is just how little the Saints have around Brees. This isn’t a team with Jimmy Graham and a boatload of high draft picks at the skill positions. The Saints traded away Brandin Cooks and replaced him in their receiving corps with Ted Ginn Jr. Their top wideout is Michael Thomas, a second-round pick in 2016 who was the sixth wide receiver chosen. Joining him is undrafted free agent Willie Snead, who just returned to the lineup in Week 5.
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Dallas has been chosen as the host of the 2018 NFL draft, with all three days taking place at AT&T Stadium, commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday.
The event will be held April 26-28 at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys had earlier pushed for the draft to be held at both AT&T Stadium and The Star, the team’s new training facility in Frisco.
Philadelphia had been in contention to again host the draft, while Green Bay and Kansas City were considered long shots.
It will be the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium. Last year’s event drew an estimated 250,000 fans and was held outdoors for the first time, taking place on the steps of the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The draft never has been held in Texas. A move there represents yet another venue for the event after a run from 1965 to 2014 in which the draft was held annually in New York.
After two years in Chicago, the draft returned to Philadelphia earlier this year for the first time since 1961.
It took Brady fewer games to reach the mark than Favre and Manning. Brady, 40, only needed 240 regular season games to compile those 186 wins. On the other hand, it took Favre 298 games while Manning played in 265 games. Now, Brady can break the all-time record for most regular season wins by knocking off the New York Jets next Sunday.
What does this mean for Brady?
This is yet another reason the five-time Super Bowl champion is considered by many to be the greatest quarterback of all-time. Brady is a four-time Super Bowl MVP, a two-time league MVP, and a 12-time Pro Bowler. His entire career is loaded with accomplishments.
With the game on the line late Monday night, Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard tackled Jacoby Brissett short of the first down marker, causing a turnover on downs.
The NFLPA then filed a reponse to the NFL’s opposition. It also revealed we should expect to hear a decision on Elliott’s suspension by the end of the day:
He capped off the excellent play with a pretty cool team celebration.
Joe Flacco completed 24 of 41 passes for 180 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions against Chicago on Sunday. Flacco has now tossed four touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. He has posted a 6.3-yard average depth of throw, and he’s averaging 5.4 yards per attempt. Both are career lows. Despite making six starts, Flacco ranks 31st among quarterbacks in fantasy points. He has yet to post a weekly finish better than 16th, and he has been 23rd or worse every other week. Flacco, who hasn’t been a top-20 fantasy quarterback since 2014, is worth rostering only in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
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The NFL faces no threat of irreparable harm if the stay is not granted, while others, including both Elliott and the Cowboys, will suffer substantial — in fact, severe and irreparable — harm, the NFLPA said.
The NFL responded hours later and said it would file an emergency stay to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals if Judge Mazzant does not issue a ruling by the next day.
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Colin Kaepernick did not attend Tuesday’s NFL meeting on social activism.
Don’t be fooled, though. He was there.
The AFC South seemed to have so much potential going into this season, before injuries destroyed the Texans and the Jaguars saw the division slide back toward them. Jacksonville, even with Blake Bortles, has a chance to take control. The Colts, even without Andrew Luck and after coughing up a win to the Titans on Monday night, have a chance to get back into it.
The Jaguars are 3.5-point favorites at Indianapolis, a line that indicates the betting market was not anticipating Luck being on the field this week.
There is still no timetable for Luck’s return, so for now, Jacoby Brissett will continue to call the signals for the Colts.
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You know they call plays differently. You call plays according to the quarterback that you have. They’re not calling the same plays for Jacoby Brissett now in Indy as they would Andrew Luck. You call plays catered to what the skill set is of the quarterback is at that time.
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who has been an afterthought in the Steelers’ offense this season, reportedly has asked the team to trade him.
According to NFL Media, Bryant has requested a trade, and both his teammates and Steelers coaches know he’s not happy.
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The Packers have already indicated Rodgers could miss the rest of the season, naturally leading to suggestions Green Bay may look to the open market for a quarterback, with former Dallas Cowboy and TV pundit Tony Romo and ex-San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick the obvious candidates were a team that is consistently in play-off contention look to sign a free agent.
But McCarthy moved quickly to scotch such talk, insisting that the offense of the 4-2 Packers will now be in the hands of backup Brett Hundley, a third-year fifth-round pick out of UCLA who led one touchdown drive in Rodgers’ stead.
Losing Aaron Rodgers speaks for itself, in my opinion he’s the best player in football, McCarthy said in his post-game media conference.
The issue will be prominent on this week’s agenda in New York, but the discussion among league and union officials, owners and players will focus on how else to approach social activism. The league is also expected to emphasize that the original message of Colin Kaepernick’s protest has become convoluted by this season’s movement, which has been more about a show of unity against President Trump than about police brutality.
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If the D-backs win: Who starts Game 4? Game 1 starter Taijuan Walker lasted just one inning after giving up four runs. Zack Godley relieved him and threw 100 pitches in relief over five innings. So that would likely point to Patrick Corbin, since Walker’s start may still be too fresh in Torey Lovullo’s mind. Corbin had a weird year, pitching much better at home even though Chase Field is a good hitters’ park. He had a 3.15 ERA there and allowed just seven of his 26 home runs at home. One-year home/road splits are tricky, but Lovullo probably goes with Corbin if the D-backs remain alive.
If the Dodgers win: They sweep and head to their fifth National League Championship Series in 10 years. They’ll get to line up Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, which wasn’t the case in either 2013 or 2016 (he started Game 2 both years).
With that in mind, look for Cubs manager Joe Maddon to stack his lineup again with lefties, which probably means Jon Jay and Ben Zobrist at second base (or maybe he gives Ian Happ a start). Note the Cubs are carrying 14 position players, so that also gives Maddon more flexibility off the bench in case Baker brings in one of his lefty relievers.
The prediction: Arrieta is a bit of an unknown with his health, but this could be a game in which both managers have to go to the pens early. Maddon does have John Lackey in reserve. Look for a little more offense, but the Cubs use their home-field advantage to clinch the series with a 5-4 win. Yes, another one-run loss for the Nationals.
Fertitta: This is a really well-run team. Competitively, they do whatever they can to put a good basketball team on the floor every year. It has very good management, from [CEO Tad Brown] to [general manager Daryl Morey] to the head coach to [general counsel Rafael Stone] to PR. It’s kind of weird to walk into a situation where I don’t have to make any changes.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller doesn’t think Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. should be the highest-paid player in the league next season, he thinks he should be the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL.
He should be the highest-paid player ever, regardless of position, Miller told reporters on a conference call Wednesday (via ESPN). That’s just the type of player he is. It doesn’t matter if it’s quarterback, offensive line, receiver. It doesn’t matter. The type of impact that he has on the globe, the type of viewers that he brings — just him as a player. That makes up for him not playing quarterback. So, he’s a once in a lifetime player.
Beckham first became eligible for a contract extension this offseason, but he was not able to come to an agreement with the Giants. Before the season, Beckham also said he wanted to be the highest-paid player in the league but had to settle for just $1.8 million this season.
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The Steelers have always done a great job of mixing the older guys with the younger guys and teaching them the way, and for whatever reason, there was some leadership lost after Brett Keisel left, after Troy Polamalu left and Casey Hampton and those guys, Ward added.
Ward, a 14-year NFL veteran, was always seen as a guy who would do anything for his team. He was known as much for his willingness to block as he was known for catching passes. Then guys like Bettis, who may not have been the fleetest of foot, would always fight for extra yards and get stronger deep in games. That was a lead teammates followed.
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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is known as much for getting fined for end zone dances as winning reception titles and running back Le’Veon Bell held out for more money. Meanwhile, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a checkered past and veteran linebacker James Harrison doesn’t start anymore.