Josh Brown placed on exempt list after NFL reopens its domestic violence investigation

Josh Brown will not be playing for the New York Giants anytime soon. The team placed him on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list Friday afternoon, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Mortensen added that his source said that Brown has “has kicked his last kick” with the Giants.

This happened after Adrian Peterson Rob Housler Jersey and Greg Hardy spent most of the 2014 season on the list while they were under investigation. The NFLPA didn’t like the league essentially putting players on paid leave while it figured out what kind of discipline it would hand out.

The same day the NFL released its statement, the Giants released a statement on Brown, concluding, “We remain supportive of Josh and his efforts.” This was despite knowledge of his actions.

Now, Brown’s future with the team is unknown. But in previous cases of being added to the exempt list such as Peterson’s and Hardy’s, the player has remained with the team.

Josh Brown will not travel with the team to London.

In light of the news reports regarding Robbie Gould Jersey the documents released by the State of Washington yesterday, we think it makes sense to review this newly disclosed information and to revisit this issue following our trip to London.

The Giants do not condone or excuse any form of domestic violence. Josh has acknowledged that he has issues in his life and has been working on these issues through therapy and counseling for a long period of time.

We remain supportive of Josh and his efforts.
Brown served a one-game suspension from the NFL at the beginning of the 2016 season stemming from an arrest for domestic violence against his former wife. The Giants were aware of Brown’s history of domestic violence when they re-signed him and continue to publicly stand by him.

Giants owner John Mara said during a radio appearance on WFAN 660 Thursday that “it’s too early to tell” what the outcome will be with Brown and what his future with the team may be. Mara also confirmed that Brown had made the team aware of his history.

They cheered wildly as McCain and his running mate

With Palin mania ebbing away, the Republican campaign looks suddenly vulnerable after a string of serious gaffes. A tumultuous week on the financial front and a drift of women voters back to Obama have eroded McCain’s gains and made the election once more too close to call. The Democrats are now fighting on a of their own choosing – the economy Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Photograph: Brown AP The opening was superbly choreographed. To the sound of thundering rock music blaring Johnny Manziel Jersey from speakers, several thousand people watched as McCain’s campaign plane swooped out of the sparkling blue Iowa skies. The plane taxied to a halt only 100 metres away from the crowd gathered at airport outside the city of Cedar Rapids. They cheered wildly as McCain and his running mate, Palin, descended from the aircraft and trooped through the throng, smiling and shaking hands. Then things started to go wrong. ‘Thank you much, Iowa. It’s great to be here Grand Rapids,’ Palin said as she took the stage, naming a completely different city the far-off state of Michigan. ‘CEDAR Rapids!’ came shouts from the crowd. Palin ignored her gaffe and ploughed on with Josh Gordon Jersey a speech that was quickly interrupted by anti-war protesters. For several minutes the hangar was filled with shouts and chants, drowning out the Alaska governor’s words. Then McCain took the stage, and the same thing happened to him, forcing him off his script to address unruly scrimmage as security hauled out the shouting demonstrators. ‘The one thing Americans want us to do is stop yelling at each other,’ McCain said exasperation. Suddenly, after hauling his campaign back into contention for the White House, the wheels are starting to come off McCain’s fabled Straight Talk Express. The gaffe-ridden rally Cedar Rapids was only one indication. a week of almost unprecedented economic crisis, when Wall Street seemed on the brink of meltdown, McCain’s presidential bid was hit by mistake after mistake, varying from the serious to the surreal. As stocks dropped off a precipice, McCain said the economic fundamentals were strong. Then a senior seemed to suggest McCain had invented the BlackBerry. His top economic adviser, Fiorina, confessed she thought neither McCain nor Palin was capable of running a large company. Then, the middle of the worst financial collapse since the 1930s, McCain got the public endorsement of Trump, a celebrity tycoon who symbolises raw capitalism. For a candidate trying to strike a populist tone, the backing of ‘the ‘ was poorly timed. ‘It’s like a Saturday Night Live routine,’ quipped rival Barack Obama on a campaign stop. At the same time the remarkable surge of support inspired by Palin seems to be ebbing. Polls show women voters drifting back to Obama, who has established a slim lead again. Palin is increasingly mired the ‘Troopergate’ scandal related to allegations that she fired a senior official out of a personal grudge against her sister’s former partner. Palin’s, which shone brightly for two weeks and reinvigorated the Republican base, is showing every sign of dimming. But the real problem is the biggest one: the stunning economic rollercoaster of last week. Americans their tens of millions have been glued to their TV screens watching banks collapse, stocks slide and their own government pump billions of dollars into the system to bail out troubled banks and insurers. It has turned the election right back to the core issue that Democrats have wanted to talk about all along: the economy and its terrible woes.

McCain, with the first presidential debate looming this week, is now fighting the election on his opponent’s strongest turf. shaken and scared by the spectre of a second Great Depression, no one is talking about pigs, lipstick or moose-hunting any more. But McCain is nothing if not a fighter. Cedar Rapids he came out blazing against Wall Street, reckless investors and the regulators who let them place such risky bets. His speech was full of fiery language as he vowed to sack government officials, defend US workers and clean up Washington DC. ‘Right now you are hurting and it is not your fault,’ he told the crowd of several thousand packed into aircraft hangar. ‘It started at the top. It started Washington. It started on Wall Street and we are going to fix it.’ The crowd dutifully cheered its support, swinging behind this new image of McCain as a man of the people. The applause lines just kept on coming. ‘They turned our markets into a casino,’ McCain added, to more cheers. ‘The regulators were asleep at the switch. They were asleep, friends. They were not working for you,’ he said. It seemed to work, too, though only with all-Republican crowd that had bought into his message. ‘I am very excited about this. McCain right now is the best thing for this country,’ said Harry Meek, owner of a local Iowa pest management company, who had driven more than 100 miles to get to the rally. Outside the confines of a friendly Republican crowd, McCain’s message is likely to meet greater resistance. For many years, McCain has been outspoken advocate of easing restrictions on Wall Street, not tightening regulations. His campaign is closely linked to lobbyists and the financial industry is a huge donator to his cause. That has allowed Obama’s speechwriters to hurl some sharply worded barbs. ‘The old boys’ network? the McCain campaign, that’s called a staff meeting,’ is one of Obama’s most popular lines his current stump speech. At the same time McCain is facing American electorate likely to blame eight years living under a Republican White House for the current mess. The words that McCain never mentions on the campaign trail are ‘President W Bush’. effect, McCain has to run against what his own Republican party has done for the last two presidential terms, almost turning his campaign into a third party. But the Bush legacy is still likely to cast a deep shadow over his efforts.

He signed and is under team control but is pursuing football as a career

He signed and is under team control but is pursuing football as a career. Not that it happen, but if Manziel has a change of heart and decides to give baseball a shot, he’ll finally get a to set foot on the campus James Neal Jersey of the University of Oregon. Remember, before he ended up College Station, he committed to play football for Chip ‘s Ducks. The Padres short- team the Northwest League plays on the Oregon campus, a long fly ball from Autzen Stadium. It’s unlikely that Manziel’s baseball career ever go too far beyond throwing a few ceremonial first pitches, but he’s far from the first NFL player to be taken the Draft. recent years, quarterbacks Russell and Colin Kaepernick have both had their names called the Draft. was first drafted by the Orioles 2007, then again by the Rockies ’10. He was then claimed by the Rangers the Rule 5 Draft this past winter, and he spent time visiting with Rangers players this spring after helping lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title February. Among the other NFL players selected the Draft recent years are: quarterbacks Tom, Vick, Matt Cassel and Locker ; and wide receivers Tate and Decker. Locker was the highest drafted of any of those players, being taken the 10th round by the Halos 2009, three years after they had selected him the 40th round. This isn’t exactly a new trend either, as Marek Mazanec Jersey legendary quarterbacks Dan Marino and Elway were both drafted by Major League Baseball teams. fact, both Marino and Elway were taken by the Royals the 1979 Draft. Elway was drafted again two years later, this time the second round by the Yankees. Though Manziel figures to follow the lead of those quarterbacks and stick to the gridiron, the Padres have at least given him the option to consider making Baseball his next trademark. We want to be respectful of his football career and what the Browns are trying to do and also be realistic, Byrnes said. But just case, I guess we’ll how that lines up.

Menu Riley Sheahan scored with 3 remaining the third period to give the Detroit Red a 2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on night for their fifth straight win. Tatar also scored and Petr Mrazek made 30 saves to help Detroit end a four-game losing streak to Anaheim. After Sheahan forced a turnover inside the Ducks’ zone by tying up Getzlaf at the blue line, Larkin collected the loose puck and got it back to Sheahan. He unleashed a blistering wrist shot past Gibson. Corey scored for the Ducks, and Gibson stopped 22 shots. Anaheim did not earn a point for only the second time its last nine games. The Ducks pulled Gibson for an extra attacker with 1 remaining. Shea had a good look on goal, but his shot sailed over Mrazek’s right shoulder. After several Detroit clearances, Sami Vatanen couldn’t get a final desperation shot off time. Detroit took the lead just 16 seconds, with Tatar’s pass redirecting off Hampus Lindholm’s stick at the top of the crease. It was the second own goal a week for Anaheim, with the only goal allowed a 4 win over Winnipeg last also inadvertently careening off a Ducks’ stick. Anaheim seemed out of sorts after falling behind early, with Kesler and Vatanen taking unnecessary penalties. Nate Thompson had a short-handed breakaway on the second Red ‘ power play but sent his shot off the crossbar and out of play. The Ducks’ first official shot on goal didn’t come until exactly halfway through the period. The second was much more effective. took Getzlaf’s pass and put a backhand top shelf to tie the game.

It was ‘s 16th goal of the and third the last four games. Anaheim nearly took the lead seconds later on a 3-on-2 rush off the ensuing faceoff but Horcuff whiffed on the shot. The Red could have gone ahead 2 if not for a bizarre sequence on a shot by Sheahan. Television replays showed Sheahan’s shot went before hitting off the camera inside the goal and going through the top of the netting. However, the shot was not ruled a goal real-time and a video review did not overrule the initial call. Anaheim’s best chance to take the lead the second period came on a shot by the opening minutes that hit the inside of the post, while Gibson denied Gustav Nyquist the closing 90 seconds. With a noticeable and vocal contingent of Red fans attendance, the game took on an atmosphere recalling the fierce playoff battles between the two teams before Detroit joined the Eastern Conference 2014. NOTES: Detroit scratched C Joakim Andersson and D Jakub Kindl. Kindl, a first-round pick 2005, cleared waivers…. Anaheim scratched D Korbinian Holzer and F Maroon…. Detroit continues its six-game trip Monday night at Los Angeles…. Anaheim returns to action Wednesday night at home against Ottawa.

The Pistons are not just a pick-and-roll offense

Defenses have not been forced to render such payment, they get to sag inside and the interior workspaces for both Drummond and are closed for business. The Pistons are not just a pick-and-roll offense, or a 3-point Walter Thurmond Jersey offense, or offense with a pleasantly multi-dimensional isolation player, or with the best offensive rebounder years. It is all of those things together, and if the Pistons move the ball, they find opportunities to exploit them all.

They have done intermittently, which they got away with when they were defending better, before the last three , when they were very fortunate to find one offensive explosion and salvage a win. Players stand around because they aren’t getting opportunities, they ‘t expect opportunities. Then, they look to make the most of the ones they get, and before you know it, they’ve played three seconds of —- and the offensive flow is disrupted. It isn’t just.

It’s and Caldwell-Pope and . It’s Drummond still not quite adapting naturally to double-teams the post. It’s a holistic issue. It’s Will Blackmon Jersey also addressable with practice repetitions and video study, both of which the Pistons need a bad way. Yes, it is safe to assume isolation basketball and pick and roll are not synonymous. They are not. Help defenders offer opportunities for players not involved the pick-and-roll action when such a play works effectively. These things are curable.

The Pistons, on a whole, have been a little better defensively and a little worse offensively than they might have projected. They are decent position to address the latter, and how it affects the former, with a 5 record and two-thirds of their longest road trip of the completed. Q: A: To what degree it turns out to be problematic, it’s a good problem to have, and not much like the jumbo dynamic. ultimately split time at the forward spots. eventually figures to become a starter, though with as much as the Pistons rely on ‘ scoring with both units, and their mandate to make injury adjustments, the time frame on it is highly variable. When that happens — that is, when the Pistons are better off with at 30-ish minutes per game and shifting positions, rather than getting that extra 10 minutes from one of their other power forwards — the change happen.

Three Eagles players raise fists during national anthem

CHICAGO — Three members of the Philadelphia Eagles — safety Malcolm Jenkins, cornerback Ron Brooks and defensive end Steven Means — stood side by side, each with one arm raised in the air during the national anthem prior to the Monday Night Football game between the Eagles and Bears.

Jenkins told the media this week that he planned to make a statement to further the conversation about social injustice as Colin Kaepernick and others around the league have done in recent weeks.

“I’ve got to do a better job,” Carroll said. “We got to make sure we’re toeing the line … we still didn’t quite meet the standards the (NFL) wants.”

The rule restricting excessive on-field physical contact during OTAs was put in place to enhance player safety by limiting contact during offseason workouts as well as an attempt to prevent teams from gaining a competitive advantage during summer months.

Seattle was previously fined $300,000 in 2014 and docked OTA sessions in 2012 for violating the non-contact rules. Carroll said the team’s previous violations probably led to more severe penalties being issued Monday.

The NFL also noted in its announcement that any additional violations by the club will likely result in “significantly higher fines, the cancellation of future OTA days, minicamp days, preseason or regular season practices, as well as the forfeiture of higher-round or multiple draft selections.”

For a team that consistently finds diamonds in the rough late in the draft, the forfeiture of a fifth-round pick will sting Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

Bill Belichick on Barkevious Mingo: ‘I’ve been impressed with him’

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New England Patriots linebacker Barkevious Mingo made a strong first impression in his first game with the team, totaling six tackles and two quarterback hits in Thursday’s preseason finale against the New York Giants.

But behind the scenes, he already had won over Bill Belichick because of his intelligence and work ethic.

“He lived in the facility last week,” Belichick said.

During his pregame interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Belichick was complimentary of Mingo’s versatility and physical traits.

“It’s good to work with him. I think he’ll help us. He’s long, has good length, he’s fast, he picks up things quickly, asks a lot of good questions. You don’t have to keep going over the same information with him. Once you give it to him, he has it and then you go on to something else. He has good retention, good instincts, and I think he understands football.

“He’s played a lot of different positions — linebacker, defensive end, off-the-ball linebacker, on-the-ball linebacker, he’s played a number of spots in the kicking game. I think he’s capable of having some versatility and helping us in different roles. We’ll see how all that turns out, but I’d say I’ve been impressed with him personally — his intelligence, his communication, just being alert on everything.”

On Tuesday, the City Attorney’s Office said it declined to pursue charges because of “conflicting and inconsistent information.” It also said Elliott was cooperative in the investigation and offered affidavits and photographs to support his case.

“I feel like there has been some damages done,” Elliott said of his reputation, “but the past is the past. I’m focused on now.”

Elliott, the fourth player taken in the NFL draft, said he wanted to focus on Week 1 opponent the New York Giants.

Elliott remains under review by the NFL. A player does not need to be formally charged with a crime to be punished under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Last month, Elliott found himself in the news for another reason. He visited a legal marijuana dispensary in Seattle before the team’s preseason game against the Seahawks, and afterward, owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett criticized the rookie’s decision.

The Dallas Morning News, meanwhile, obtained court documents that revealed an exchange of texts messages between Elliott and the former girlfriend regarding whether he thought he might fail a drug test.

Fantasy football auction targets that will cost you less than $5

These undervalued players will help you gain an edge on the competition during your fantasy football auction this season.

According to the latest ESPN lLive auction results, each player can be had for less than $5.00.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor: $3.00

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah: $4.00

Abdullah is another player likely headed for a big step forward in his second season. Like Yeldon, Abdullah was effective (4.2 yards per carry), but Detroit’s lead back couldn’t rack up touchdowns (three total) and was overshadowed by Theo Riddick in the passing game.

Riddick will remain heavily involved this year, but Joique Bell is gone and replacement Zach Zenner averaged a miserable 2.5 YPC on 19 preseason carries. Don’t be surprised if Abdullah easily eclipses 200 carries this season.

Ravens RB Terrance West: $0.00

Here’s how Kaepernick and Gabbert compare at the end of the preseason:

Gabbert: Because of the injury issues Kaepernick has dealt with, Gabbert has taken the vast majority of the first-team reps in Kelly’s offense since he arrived in January. Gabbert handled most of the snaps during the offseason program as Kaepernick recovered from knee, shoulder and thumb injuries. He did the same during training camp after the aforementioned shoulder tightness prevented Kaepernick from throwing in the first two preseason games and about a week and a half of practice. Gabbert played 43 snaps in his three preseason appearances. It’s probably overstating it to say Gabbert has a complete grasp of Kelly’s offense, but he’s certainly had more chances to execute it than Kaepernick.

Kaepernick: After returning from the shoulder tightness that kept him out of the first two preseason games and joint practices with the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos, Kaepernick split reps with the first team in practice with Gabbert. Kelly made it a point to try to get Kaepernick as many game reps as Gabbert and was successful as Kaepernick ended up playing 45 snaps in his two preseason appearances. It’s worth noting that those reps aren’t all created equal, though. Kaepernick played with and against starters for just 13 of those snaps against Green Bay. The 32 reps he got Thursday in San Diego came with the Niners’ backups on offense and San Diego’s defensive reserves.

Joey Bosa ends ugly stalemate with Chargers, signs four-year deal

The ugly stalemate between the San Diego Chargers and and Joey Bosa has finally come to an end. The Chargers announced on Monday that they’ve signed their third-overall pick to a four-year deal that will include a team option for a fifth year.
The signing ends a 31-day holdout that got testy last week after the Chargers publicly shamed Bosa during negotiations, claiming that he had turned down one of the best offers ever given to a rookie in San Diego.

“Anquan said it this morning [that Kaepernick had the right to do it], and I was kind of mad that he said it, because I was like, ‘God, if Anquan says it, I’ve got to go with it,’ because Anquan was such a leader, and he’s a smart guy. He gets it,” Boone said, via ESPN.com. “But at the same time, I was upset with his choice to do that and kind of disrespect the flag.”

Boldin, who played for the 49ers from 2013-15, said that he has no issue with the fact that Kaepernick was protesting the national anthem because living in America gives them that right.

Although the Chargers ended up selecting Manning, he never played for San Diego because he was traded to the Giants on draft day.
Anyway, when the Chargers took negotiations public last week, it ended up making both sides look bad. Many Chargers fans thought Bosa was being greedy because he was going to get the entire $17 million signing bonus in his contract whether it was paid out in 2016 or 2017.

On the other hand, many fans thought the Chargers were just being cheapskates due to the team’s long history of dealing with rookie holdouts.

It was clear in the preseason that Lynch owns by far the most talent of any Broncos quarterback, he just needs seasoning. Lynch has a huge arm — one of the strongest in the entire NFL — and unique athleticism. He can be a difference maker in Kubiaks offense in time. If Siemian stumbles, will Kubiak have confidence Lynch’s talent will outweigh his inexperience?

Lynch is the future in Denver. We’ve thought all offseason the first-round pick could play at some point this year, the question will be how early will he get a shot?

James Koh – DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins: Contract year. I’m not sure we need more analysis but if you do here you go: Washington’s backfield has been decimated by injuries meaning this will encourage coach Jay Gruden to throw even more than they did last year, which was not a little. If he’s healthy, D-Jax will see 110-plus targets and blow away his Round 8 to 10 value.

Matt Franciscovich – Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay Packers: You can pick up Cook, who presents top-five upside at his position, in the last round of your draft so you should probably do that in all of your leagues. Rodgers finally has the speedy tight end he’s been lacking for years and Green Bay’s No. 3 receiver competition is irrelevant due to Cook’s presence. I’m calling 10-plus touchdowns for the former Ram.

Brandon Marshall’s first impression of Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: Uh, oh

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A year later, the truth comes out.

Reflecting on the 2015 offseason, New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall admitted he didn’t think much of Ryan Fitzpatrick when they first started practicing together. We all know how the season turned out — they became a highly productive tandem — but there were some rough moments in the beginning.

“From all of us who know Keanu, you know he’s going to put a thousand percent into all the rehab to get ready,” Quinn said Friday. “We know kind of what he stands for and the toughness, so I’d expect the shorter-term [amount of time being out] with him. He’s kind of just built that way.”

This is the second injury this preseason for Neal, who also missed the preseason opener against Washington with a “trunk” injury.

The Falcons already were down one strong safety with Neal’s backup, Kemal Ishmael, sidelined with a shoulder injury. Quinn said Ishmael is expected to return to practice in a limited role Sunday. The other players in Atlanta’s strong safety rotation are Damian Parms and rookie Sharrod Neasman.

Quinn also said Friday that the Falcons will potentially sign a veteran free-agent safety but that the team is not considering bringing back William Moore, who was released earlier this year.

Moore, who told ESPN earlier Friday that he would “absolutely” come back to the Falcons, didn’t fit well in Quinn’s scheme last season.

Neal is expected to have a significant impact on the defense upon his return. He is known for his hard-hitting style, and coaches say he’s already mature beyond his years.

Surprise player who impressed: Safety Kelcie McCray. To say it’s a surprise is probably a stretch because McCray has been playing well all summer. But he showed up in a big way vs. Dallas, finishing with seven tackles and a pass breakup. McCray will enter the season as the top backup at both safety spots.

When it was starters vs. starters, the Seahawks looked…: Sharp. As mentioned above, the offense scored four times (two touchdowns, two field goals) on six possessions.

Former Raiders QB Todd Marinovich found naked, booked for drugs

Former USC Trojans and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine in a residential area of Irvine, California.

In 2000, he attempted to revive his career with the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League, but he was arrested on suspicion of heroin possession and cut eight months later.

Ebron was not spotted doing much during the limited viewing period of individual drills at the team’s practice facility, but it is another step in the right direction for the tight end. He was spotted jogging to the Jugs machine and then catching passes on it last week.

The No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft was carted off the field during that mock game, frustration clear on his face. He hasn’t spoken to the media since the injury, declining multiple requests for comment. A source told ESPN Insider Adam Caplan on Tuesday morning that Ebron will play Week 1 against Indianapolis.

His return to practice Tuesday would be another strong indicator of that.

Ebron is slated to be Detroit’s top tight end this fall. He had been having a strong camp leading up to the injury. Now entering his third season, he called this year a “make it or break it” year for him. He caught 47 passes for 537 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games last season.

The Lions need him back at tight end as Brandon Pettigrew (ACL) remains on the PUP list and Tim Wright (ACL) is out for the season on injured reserve.

The 47-year-old Marinovich was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Hallinan told the Orange County Register on Monday.

Hallinan said Marinovich, an Irvine resident, was in a backyard of a home and had been seen naked on a neighborhood jogging path.

“He was carrying the items in a brown bag,” Hallinan said.

Marinovich’s problems with drugs have been well documented since rising to stardom as a freshman USC quarterback in the 1989 season, culminating with a Trojans victory in the Rose Bowl over Michigan.