Adrian Peterson never was a proper fit with the Saints after carving out a brilliant career in Minnesota.

Now the 32-year-old Peterson begins Act 3 of his NFL career, having been traded to the Cardinals this week.

The 32-year-old running back is expected to play Sunday when the Cardinals host the Buccaneers. And he is expected to be the Arizona feature back, something he was not with the Saints.

Peterson started just one of four games with New Orleans and rushed for just 81 yards on 27 carries. Had that pace continued, he was on pace for a career-low 324 yards.

And the league’s actions didn’t sit well with some outside observers, including Sen. Arlen Specter, who requested a meeting with Goodell in November 2008 to learn why the tapes had been destroyed.

What Specter learned from the one-hour, 40-minute sitdown in February 2008 was that the Pats had been spying on opposing teams for nearly a decade, ever since Belichick’s first year as head coach of the Pats.

“There was confirmation that there has been taping since 2000, when Coach Belichick took over,” said Specter, who called for an independent probe similar to a Mitchell Report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. It never materialized.

“I found a lot of questions unanswerable because the tapes and notes had been destroyed,” said the late Pennsylvania lawmaker. “We have a right to have honest football games.”

Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State. The Buccaneers could go one of a few ways with this pick, nabbing Barkley if he makes it out of the top six or fortifying the offensive line by finally upgrading over Donovan Smith. But when you’re looking at both value and need, Chubb is the perfect fit at No. 7. He’s a dominant edge-rusher that gives high effort on nearly every play. With 10 sacks and more than 20 tackles for loss in each of his last two seasons for NC State, he’s the perfect guy to come in and take the Bucs defense to another level.

Christian Wilkins, DE, Clemson. If the Bears re-sign Mitch Unrein, or if Key or Chubb make it to No. 8, the Bears are probably going to go in a different direction. But with how the board plays out here, Wilkins would seemingly be a great fit as a 3-4 base end that can kick inside in nickel downs and be just as effective getting into the backfield. New coach Matt Nagy may want to give Mitchell Trubisky a new No. 1 weapon, but that strategy makes most sense after a trade down. Any team targeting a quarterback may want to give Chicago a call if their desired prospect is still on the board here.

Though Goodell announced during the season that he had formed a committee of former players and coaches to suggest improvements to the rule, the league strongly indicated last week the convoluted process will remain in place.nike-youth-cardinals-048

Team owners, GMs, coaches would instill upon the players making millions of dollars that preventable punitive post-play misconduct is forbidden.

But here we are. Unfiltered, untreated misconduct has become a standard determinant in both NFL and big-time college games, no end in sight.
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Seattle was bound to start slipping down this list. The Seahawks had no first-round picks three straight years (2013-15). The 2012 class is still an outstanding one, headlined by Wagner and Russell Wilson in the third round. Their recent classes have not been as impressive, but the average draft position of their first pick over the five years is 43.2. It is hard to hit on players when you are drafting that low.

Reggie McKenzie has turned around the Raiders with some great drafting. The 2014 selections of Mack and quarterback Derek Carr are as good a first- and second-round combination as you’ll find. Both look like stars. He added Amari Cooper in 2015 and has built a strong nucleus to his team.

Packers: With no first-round pick, the Packers added defense in the second and third rounds, picking Washington CB Kevin King, who was viewed by analyst as possible first-round talent. The Packers think the 6-3 King has a chance to be a No. 1 cornerback. King gives the Packers their tallest cornerback and is the tallest corner GM Ted Thompson has ever drafted. King also can play multiple positions from safety to the slot cornerback to the outside corner spot.

Texans: They moved up 13 spots and gave up two first-round picks to get Deshaun Watson at No. 12 overall. Watson will sit behind Tom Savage, but for how long? Savage isn’t an established NFL QB, and Houston fans will be clamoring for the dynamic Watson, who was 32-3 in college. The Texans missed badly on Brock Osweiler in free agency a year ago and have no first-round pick in 2018. So Watson better work out for them.

As a matter of fact, when we say they had a huge game, we mean they actually outscored the Colts on their own. The Rams tallied two pick-sixes and also picked up a safety for a total of 16 points.

Patriots’ owner says NFL’s future is through livestreaming

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the future of NFL broadcasts is in over the top deals like the livestreaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring.
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Now we play four games a year in London and sell tickets to 80,000 people and we’re going to have a team in London, Kraft said. We’re playing the Raiders in Mexico and have plans to play in Germany, Canada and Brazil and China. I don’t know why not France?

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I don’t hold grudges but I never forget, Kraft responded. Sometimes people mess up at when they’re doing their jobs, but it most organizations people make bad decisions. I’m about the present and the future.

We were unfairly punished but we wound up winning the Super Bowl.

Sorrell also asked about Kraft’s thoughts on FBI director James Comey’s firing. Kraft dodged on that one, but had some words of support Authentic Ozzie Smith Jersey for his friend President Trump’s economic plan for the US.

Yet, according to ESPN, the two likely will keep working together, as O’Brien is believed to be staying in Houston, where he shares a good relationship with rising star Deshaun Watson.

A Facebook group called Boycott the NFL is asking ticket holders to stay home and viewers to tune out the league’s games this Veterans Day weekend.

Boycott the NFL, which has 220,000 followers going into the weekend, added that its members plan to resist watching as long as millionaire football players protest the national anthem.

It appears to be a new day for Rodgers and the Packers’ offense.

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FOX’s new NFL rules guru making the grade

Working in the NFL command center you are a source of constant scrutiny, dissection and anger. But at least you had time.
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There are obviously other sports that I am interested in, Blandino said. FOX has the UFC and that’s something I’ve been a fan of for a long time. There’s other opportunities outside of sports with my comedic background. I like to write and do things more on the creative side. The position I am in now allows me to explore those opportunities and just see what else is out there.

Until then, he will tell you why that wasn’t a catch.

The NFL’s game operations manual says the national anthem must be played prior to every NFL game and that all players must be on the sideline for it. Failure to do so may result in discipline.

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If the rules are changed to make standing mandatory, the question was raised about whether the NFL would have to engage in collective bargaining.

I don’t believe that the anthem per se is an issue that’s collective bargained, Lockhart said.

But the NFL Players Association may launch a legal challenge to any effort to change the manual unilaterally, NBC Sports reported.

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The lack of scoring leaguewide has been an issue through the season’s first two weeks.

The Falcons have hung tough and are having a pretty good season. But pretty good is not quite good enough in the NFC. The Falcons were exposed Sunday by an excellent Vikings team. Julio Jones disappeared from the offense and no one else stepped forward to be a difference-maker.

The Raiders go from playing a team in the Giants that just had benched its starting QB for no good reason, to facing a team in the Chiefs that probably should be benching its starting QB but won’t.

But that’s not the fault of rookies. According to the league, rookies scored 19 touchdowns through the Week 2 games, the most since rookies had 21 touchdowns through two weeks of the 1978 season.

Falcons at Lions … Two of the three 2-0 teams in the NFC face off. The Falcons have shrugged off their Super Bowl debacle and have made a strong early-season case they remain the conference’s top team. But the Lions just won a game against the Giants in which Matthew Stafford threw for only 122 yards. They’re a more complete team than they’ve been.

Barnett is a productive pass rusher who broke Reggie White’s sack record at Tennessee and now follows the former Eagles great to Philadelphia.

Bolles was the first offensive lineman taken in the draft. It was an obvious move for the Broncos. The only question is whether they were right to go with Bolles over Ryan Ramczyk.

The Sam Bradford injury situation remains muddled, with Bradford inactive again. Fox’s Jay Glazer reports that Bradford’s oft-injured knee is a bigger mess than anyone expected and it could be a career-threatening situation for him. Bradford is expected to have Regenokine treatments in an effort to reduce inflammation, the NFL Network reported. Those involve taking Bradford’s blood, spinning it and reinjecting it into the knee.chargers_044

For the past decade, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams have been partners in NFL ignominy.

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They remain bonded this season, for another reason. They represent NFL parity, a quality once again defining the competitive portion of the season. If any single stat shows the unpredictability of the anyone-can-rise NFL, it’s this: Through 14 games, the best point differentials in the NFL belong to the Rams (plus-166) and Jaguars (plus-165), both of whom stand 10-4 after last season winning four and three games, respectively.

So far this season, the standard deviation of Houston’s 3-point percentage is 6.6 percent. By contrast, the Golden State Warriors’ 3-point percentage has a standard deviation of 8.7 percent, about a third higher. When we look at total 3s made, the Rockets therefore have a slightly smaller standard deviation (3.2 per game) than the Warriors (3.3). That difference isn’t enough to explain Houston being more consistent overall than Golden State, but it does back up Madsen’s original finding that consistency isn’t related to 3-point attempts.

The NFL and players from both the NFL and the NBA have fought back with statements offering varying degrees of criticism of the president, and Trump fired back against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday night. By Sunday morning, he was back at it, suggesting a boycott of the NFL.

If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!

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Now the No. 1 reason happens to be, they like watching what’s happening with yours truly, he said. He also added that the amount of big hits called as penalties are a factor as well.

Today, if you hit too hard, 15 yards, throw him out of the game, he said while mimicking the act of an official throwing a penalty flag. They’re ruining the game, right? They’re ruining the game. It’s hurting the game.

Mara said the owners expect more of the same from the White House.

Trump was on Twitter Wednesday morning to assail the league’s inaction on the issue, writing: The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand Jaromir Jagr Youth jersey for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!
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I don’t have any reaction to that, Mara said. We’re all aware that that’s going to continue. We just can’t allow ourselves to get baited by that. We’re going to do what we think is best.

The best players acquired in that draft include three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Bethea (207th overall), left tackle Charlie Johnson (199th) and running back Joseph Addai (30th) 锟斤拷 three key contributors to the Super Bowl-winning team from that same season.

Indianapolis has done so well over the past two decades there is little reason to expect them to not do it again. In fact, the Colts are expected to walk away from the 2017 draft with the fourth-highest expected value over the next five years, behind only the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans.

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The Panthers drafted Christian McCaffrey eighth overall as much for his receiving ability as his running ability, and they have attempted 90 passes to him, tying Devin Funchess as Cam Newton’s most frequent target. The Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt, despite slowing after a monstrous start to the year, has caught 39 balls for 367 yards. Dalvin Cook caught five passes for 72 yards in a game before being injured for the season. Cohen, the player Payton bypassed for Kamara, has been a key cog in Chicago’s passing game.

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Hall, Guy lead No. 2 Virginia past No. 18 Clemson, 61-36

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Virginia’s players were all smiles after the No. 2 Cavaliers’ 61-36 victory over No. 18 Clemson, but for reasons generally considered uncommon among college basketball players.
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It was the Cavaliers’ smothering defense, which fueled a 22-2 run and limited the Tigers to 13 second-half points, that had them grinning.

We’ve still got our defense, we’ve got our rebounding on some nights and then we also have our offense, guard Grayson Allen said. So on any given night, everything has to be there. Rebounding and offense wasn’t there … but our defense was, and that’s got to be consistent.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Marvin Bagley III had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (18-2, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built a 20-point lead with their defense and kept Wake Forest at arm’s length the rest of the way.
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The 21 turnovers forced — 15 in the first half — matched a season high for Duke, which turned them into 34 points while also holding the Demon Deacons to 5-for-20 shooting from 3-point range.

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Arians announced his retirement earlier this month, as did quarterback Carson Palmer, leaving the Cardinals with a void at quarterback. Arians said the Cardinals tried to find an heir apparent for Palmer, but it just never worked out.

We tried it with Logan (Thomas). I thought Blaine (Gabbert) was going to be the guy, and I still think Blaine is going to be a player. He’s got so much talent, Arians said. Like last year, we loved Patrick Mahomes (of Texas Tech) and we loved Deshaun Watson (of Clemson). We thought we were going to get one of them, and all of a sudden, boop, somebody trades right in front of you. That’s the hardest thing in the draft: What are we going to give up to go up two spots? And he’s (probably) going fall to you anyways? That’s the beauty of the draft.

NFL looking into whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

The NFL is looking into whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule during their hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach, a league spokesman confirmed to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche.

Last week, the FPA had no problem with how the Raiders handled it, but then Davis’ words came back to adjust the timeline, Wyche said. They want to make sure the Raiders complied … and that the interview process was parallel, meaning: If Mark Davis spent five hours talking to Jon Gruden, did he spend that much time talking to other candidates? Or was it just a sham or lip service-type of interview just to meet this qualification?

The league and the Fritz Pollard Alliance wants to make sure that the Rooney Rule is exercised in good spirit at all times.

Davis fired coach Jack Del Rio after the Raiders’ Dec. 31 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis told reporters he would have retained Del Rio if Gruden wasn’t available, adding that he had been pursuing the former Monday Night Football color commentator for six years.

If the NFL finds the Raiders violated the Rooney Rule, they could face a fine from the league, Wyche reported.

As long as I’m going fast and making plays, they’re going to forget how many hands I have, he said.

Griffin, the twin brother of Seattle Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin, lost his left hand to an amputation at age 4, necessitated by a pre-natal condition known as Amniotic Band Syndrome. His journey from the youth leagues to college star, and the role his twin brother played in it, made him one of college football’s most inspiring stories the last two years.

The only thing I can do is play hard and see if I can change some guys minds, he added.

Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said he believes Griffin’s floor as a draft prospect — a worst-case, baseline pro expectation — is as an outstanding special teams player. He said Monday night that he intends to show NFL teams the versatility to play almost anywhere in Senior Bowl practices this week, as a pass rusher, off-the-ball linebacker, or defensive back. He was a pass-rushing linebacker at UCF, but is undersized for that role in the NFL.patriots_152_ea5b39131c8d5aba-180x180

Brees told The Advocate about how he admires Thomas’willingness to learn.

Watching the tape from that game showed the Jaguars played Ramsey some on him in press- and off-man coverage, while Bouye did the same. They also used Colvin on him when lined up in the slot and they played a lot of Cover-3 zone, a big part of their defense.
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The Jaguars held the Bills to three points last week in their 10-3 Wild-Card victory to get to this spot. With the offense struggling, they had to play that type of game. It’s hard to imagine they will limit the Steelers offense in that same fashion, even if they dominated them in Week Five.

The Jaguars have had trouble at times with a few things on defense. Among them are their run fits, which is why they are ranked 26th in rush yards per attempt. They have also had busts at times in the secondary that have led to big plays.

No there’s not (anything flashy about Thomas’game), Brees told ESPN in mid-December. But, man, there’s consistency and there’s dependability, and there’s a lot to be said for that.

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