Sigsbee zings Garrett about the room temperature.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski was a surprise addition to the injury report Wednesday (questionable/thigh), and his impact on the Patriots’ offense is obvious. He has come back strong after injuring his groin against the Saints in Week 2 by playing every offensive snap but one the past two games. He was even on the field for one defensive snap to defend a Hail Mary attempt. Gronkowski didn’t mention the injury in his meeting with reporters Tuesday afternoon. He hadn’t been listed on the injury report Monday or Tuesday, and the Patriots haven’t had a traditional practice this week, holding only walk-through-type sessions. — Mike Reiss

“I didn’t think that AC unit was ever going to come back on,” Sigsbee jokes. “I didn’t know if we were trying to save money after a rough day yesterday.”

More bets come rapidly, including a $550 wager on the New York Jets +3 in the second half against Jacksonville, along with New York Islanders preseason action.

Sarcastic cheers are released when Sigsbee’s $1,495 bet on under 24 in the second half of the Titans-Texans game is accepted by CG Technology. Garrett updates the running tally, telling everyone they are down more than $7,000.

College football Saturdays, when there are often 50-plus games, are much busier for the syndicate than an NFL Sunday. This week, they were down as much as $37,000 heading into the last college football kickoffs of the day and ended up down only $13,000. “It was a great comeback,” Sigsbee says.

Can receiver Davante Adams actually play a little more than a week after he got drilled in the head by Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan?

Things appear to be going in that direction. Adams was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, a sign that he has progressed through most of the concussion protocol. Also, running back Ty Montgomery practiced Wednesday on a limited basis with a large protective covering on his broken ribs, something he would almost certainly have to wear if he were to play Sunday at Dallas. — Rob Demovsky

Bowen: Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers. Gordon is averaging 3.1 yards per carry and has rushed for just 168 yards through four games with only two touchdowns on the ground. Last week, he was shut down by the Eagles (22 yards on 10 carries) and now he gets a Giants unit that ranks eighth against opposing running backs, giving up an average of 20.6 fantasy points per game. Tough matchup for a player who is also playing through a knee injury.
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Authentic Kids Mitchell Trubisky Jersey Clay: Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles. Jeffery’s career in Philly is off to a pretty good start, but he has run 86 percent of his pass routes on the perimeter. This week, that means near-exclusive shadow coverage from Patrick Peterson. Arguably the game’s best cover corner, Peterson has shadowed Marvin Jones Jr., T.Y. Hilton, Dez Bryant and Pierre Garcon during Arizona’s first four games. Expect him to chase Jeffery all over the field this weekend, which means Jeffery should be downgraded significantly.

Foxworth: A.J. Green, WR, Bengals. Green has scored a touchdown in each of his past two games. But this week he and Andy Dalton will face the Bills, who have allowed only one passing touchdown this season.

NFL reduces Danny Trevathan’s suspension to one game for helmet-to-helmet hit

Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan will miss just one game.

The NFL reduced Trevathan’s suspension from two games to one game, stemming from a helmet-to-helmet hit on Packers receiver during last Thursday’s game in Everson Griffen Jersey Green Bay.

On Tuesday “The Herd” host called Philadelphia the “dumbest Ndamukong Suh Youth Jersey sports city in America.”

“I want to talk about the city of Philadelphia for three minutes — which has to be the dumbest sports city in America because they ran Andy Reid out of town. This is amazing. Andy Reid’s won 60 percent of his NFL games with average to below average quarterbacks. Nobody’s done that in twenty years. He got to five NFC championships and a Super Bowl with a quarterback that with an 85 passer rating in his career and a 59 percent completion ratio, Donovan McNabb. Nobody does that.”

“Maybe Philly fans are so dopey, they jut don’t like the word ‘Reid,’ they don’t like to read, I don’t know what it is. But you cheered Michael Irvin’s career-ending injury. I can’t trust a fanbase that has a courtroom and a jail under their stadium. Do you get and appreciate how good Francona, Jay Wright and Reid are? He’s doing what nobody can do in football: Win with quarterbacks people don’t want.”

5 best NFL coaching reunions to watch in Week 2

Game Youth Matt Bosher Jersey Old friends become new foes each NFL week. It is a natural evolution of the league. But Week 2 offers a handful of fresh, extreme relationship makeovers, a few tests of wits and camaraderie in fiercely competitive tangles that will produce the best and the worst of all involved.

I expect a few of these winners to unabashedly gloat.

And some of these losers to suffer painful meltdowns.

In an ego-driven, macho-laden, status-centered league, little is more paramount than beating old friends or the agonizing embarrassment of losing to them.

Nearly, by any means necessary.

Authentic Dustin Byfuglien Jersey How about former Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert, now with the Buffalo Bills, chirping about his return to Carolina on Sunday and any inside information that he can impart to the Bills to help them topple the Panthers?

There’s a rule out there that snitches get stitches, but I’m going to try to get a lot of stitches.

Giorgio Tavecchio isn’t supposed to be here. The Raiders’ kicker — the first not named Sebastian Janikowski to kick a field goal for the franchise since 2001 — had bounced from offseason roster to offseason roster without getting a single chance to play in a regular season game. While opportunities were plentiful, he was just good enough to entice teams in need of special teams help, but not good enough to break into the exclusive fraternity of full-time NFL kickers.

But after Janikowski’s bad back pushed him to the injured reserve list, Tavecchio earned one last chance to shine. Now he’s lining up field goals for Oakland on Sundays. His debut — the first game of his pro career since going undrafted back in 2012 — went as well as it could have. He connected on all four of his field goal attempts in a 26-16 win over the Titans, and was later named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

NFL investigating Jarvis Landry, has video of alleged domestic incident, report says

The NFL is investigating Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry over an alleged domestic incident involving his girlfriend and has video of the purported incident as part of the probe, a South Florida radio talk-show host reported Wednesday.

“The matter remains under review,” the league says, according to WINZ’s Andy Slater.

The report also stated that a decision to move the game to Week 11 or to a neutral site will likely be decided Wednesday.

Both the Eagles and Steelers are on the road Sunday, which means the game previously scheduled to take place in Miami could relocate to one of their stadiums.

Irma is a potentially catastrophic hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph. Evacuation orders for the Florida Keys will go into effect on Wednesday and Miami could soon follow.

Storms have forced the Dolphins to change game dates on two other occasions. The Dolphins moved a game against the Titans from Sunday to Saturday in 2004 because of a storm, and Hurricane Wilma forced the team to reschedule a 2005 game against the Chiefs from Sunday to Friday.

Something else Savage and Dominik would have done differently: Having a trusted ex-general manager on staff to offer advice, especially on handling job responsibilities outside the realm of personnel decisions. Those range from media duties, monitoring staff members, remaining in lockstep with the head coach and appraising ownership of any developments, which can become especially challenging in an absentee situation.cubs_2244

The Rams’ running game appears markedly better than the team showed in 2016.

To the fans in London, however, football was football (or, at least, American football was American football), and after years of having their appetites for the sport whetted, this was the real thing.
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That’s the great thing about football, said Mark Waller, the NFL’s executive vice president of international operations. Every phase of this contributes to the next. We wouldn’t have gone on to play regular-season games had we not played the NFL Europe. This is just how things evolve — sports are built over tens of decades, and it takes time.

That evolution is personified by Ravens rookie offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, who was born in London and moved to the United States less than a year after the game.

I didn’t win my one-on-ones, Donald said. When I have one-on-ones, I usually win those. I was doing too much thinking. I keep trying to say, that’s on me so I just have to play better.
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Running back Todd Gurley, the 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, is ranked eighth in the NFL with 128 yards. Though he is only averaging 3.7 yards a carry, Gurley had two rushing scores in the first two games and has added value as a pass catcher with eight receptions for 104 yards and another score. The Rams will need Gurley to continue to be that dual-threat player against the 49ers defense.

Second-year quarterback Jared Goff has grown as a player under McVay. Though he threw a costly interception late in the game against the Redskins to halt the team’s comeback, Goff has been poised in the pocket and has shown confidence in his arm and his receivers. Goff had a breakout game in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts and was solid in Week 2.

Cam Newton brought the dab back to life after declaring it dead

For a brief period in NFL history, the name Cam Newton was synonymous with … The Dab. Starting in 2015, he dabbed after big runs, he dabbed after big passes, and he dabbed for the love of the dab.

But last year, something changed. In June 2016, the Panthers’ quarterback declared the dab dead on the radio, and later said the same thing at the Kids Choice Awards. And sadly, Quavo — known dab enthusiast — agreed.

“I have to put that aside,” Newton said.
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But two games into the 2017 season, something changed. After running for a first down Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, Newton did the impossible and raised the dab from its grave.

In the NFL’s letter to Elliott, it says the four external advisors to the investigation “individually were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding James Conner Youth Jersey that you engaged in physical violence against (the accuser) on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016.”

Harvey said it “raised suspicions” when witnesses who had given affidavits did not want to be interviewed by the NFL. He was also struck by an inability of Elliott’s representatives to explain the accuser’s injuries any other way, even with the bar fight she was reportedly in earlier in the evening on July 22, 2016.

“Mr. Elliott’s representatives suggested that maybe she was in a fight with another woman and the bruises, for example a bruise to her eye, and perhaps other bruises on her body, were sustained in that altercation,” Harvey said. “The NFL’s investigators talked to people who witnessed that altercation and it was revealed that neither woman landed a punch on the other; they pulled each other’s hair but they never hit each other with a balled-up fist or in any other way.”

DeShone Kizer comes back from migraine in Browns vs. Ravens

The Cleveland Browns are turned to Kevin Hogan against the Baltimore Ravens due to a migraine for starter DeShone Kizer that had the rookie questionable to return. He was cleared to return in Steve Smith Sr Jersey the third quarter, and would eventually re-enter the game.

Kizer was struggling at the helm of the Browns offense before his departure. The Bud Dupree Youth Jersey Ravens jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first half and were consistently pressuring the second-round pick.

“Brian Cushing regretfully announces he has been suspended for 10 games commencing on September 13, 2017. In so doing, he is aware of the negative impact he has had on his team and most important his fans,” Cushing’s attorney Harvey Steinberg said in a statement, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. “It is with the deepest remorse that he humbly apologizes to his fans, teammates and coaches. After consulting with his attorney and agent, he felt that rather than dragging the appellate process out, this would be the best way to proceed.”?

Cushing had one tackle in the Texans’ Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he left the game with a concussion. He did not participate in practice on Monday.

This is the second career PED suspension for Cushing, who served four games to open the 2010 season.

Beckham sat out the season opener after spraining his ankle in the preseason. The Giants’ offense withered and died without him on the field, managing just 233 total yards in a 19-3 loss. The offensive line continues to be a major weak spot, letting Eli Manning get sacked three times while the running game was nonexistent. Paul Perkins and Orleans Darkwa combined for just 30 yards on 10 carries. Brandon Marshall was a non-factor with one catch on four targets.

Ben Roethlisberger trailed only Brady and Rodgers in QB Tiers voting.

His Steelers will face both of those unanimous Tier 1 QBs in Pittsburgh this season (the Steelers are the only team outside the NFC South scheduled to face both Rodgers and Brady this season).

You are Devin Wade, an aspiring quarterback who has all the tools to be good at football but has gone through some unfortunate life events. The story follows you and your longtime best friend Colt Cruise as you both try to make the NFL despite what everyone thinks and says about you.

In this story mode, you can make certain decisions that affect your player’s draft grade throughout the whole story — it reminds me of the story mode in Injustice 2 when you have to pick a fighter for a certain level. It’s damn near identical. You have a limited amount of time to make each decision, so choose wisely.

The Browns aren’t the easiest team to root for, but being a Cleveland fan builds character. Browns fans have weathered a lifetime of disappointments, from former owner Art Modell moving the team to Baltimore in 1995, to some crushing moments that are so iconic and devastating that they’re simply known as “The Drive,” and “The Fumble.”

It’s the Three Bs on offense that Steelers fans get excited about — quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, and wide receiver Antonio Brown, who’s always good for an entertaining celebration dance.

People seem to either love or hate J.J. Watt, but if you’re one of the former, that’s a pretty good reason to like the Texans. Watt has been named the Defensive Player of the Year three times over his five seasons in the league, and he’ll be back on the field this year after missing most of last season with a back injury.

The Colts mascot is amazing. He’s a horse, and his name is Blue, and he sure does know how to get in opponents’ heads.steelers_129

Rams tickets were $6 and still nobody turned up to see them play in Los Angeles

Los Angeles getting an NFL team has been a dream for years. On Sunday we saw that realized with the Rams hosting the Colts at L.A. Memorial Coliseum and, well …

Empty seat photos are nothing new. Normally they’re the product Pernell McPhee Jersey of an opportunistic photographer snapping an early shot while fans are filing in, or taking a pic in between quarters while people are in line at concessions or the bathroom. However, this is in the first quarter. The game has started. Snaps have been taken. There are players on the field.

Darby, 23, appeared to suffer the injury without contact and Chris Ivory Womens Jersey the Eagles trainers brought out an air cast and carted the cornerback off the field.

What does this mean for the Eagles’ defense? Prior to the injury for Darby, the Eagles were dominating the Washington offense. Kirk Cousins completed just three of his first nine passes for 55 yards, allowing Philadelphia to jump out to a 13-0 lead.

Darby was brought in because the team has little depth at cornerback, and that could immediately be a problem while he’s out.

The Eagles signed Patrick Robinson to a one-year deal in March and will need the veteran to step up in Darby’s absence. The injury also likely means more playing time for Rasul Douglas, a tall and physical but raw rookie who was taken in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.