Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a Trump ally, ‘deeply disappointed’ by president’s tone

Robert Kraft’s friendship with President Donald Trump only goes so far.

The Patriots owner, who donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration committee and gave him a custom Super Bowl ring, issued a strongly worded rebuke to the president Sunday morning in the wake of Trump’s criticism of the NFL and its players.

The Dolphins linebacker reportedly was found by police at LAX early Sunday morning trying to board a plane to Pennsylvania. His baby lives in Pennsylvania with its mother, and Timmons was missing his child, according to reports.

A Dolphins representative came to the airport and brought Timmons back to the team, which determined he wasn’t fit to play the Chargers later that day. Instead, he was to meet with doctors to determine the root of the issue.

“No one has ever seen anything like it,” one unidentified person told ESPN about the problem facing Timmons. The source was adamant that Timmons isn’t dealing with an early onset of symptoms related CTE.

Another source said Timmons, 31, wants to get the issue cleared up as soon as possible and that he “wants to resume playing immediately.”

“The Los Angeles Rams, our fan base and our city are all comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. When we recognize that this diversity is our strength and Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys seek to understand different perspectives, we are more enlightened and empathetic human beings. Our organization is committed to celebrating diversity, inclusion and respect, values that help define Los Angeles. …

“We believe in the tenets of the national anthem, which is a pillar of this country; just as freedom of speech is another pillar and a constitutional right. We will continue to support our players’ freedom to peacefully express themselves and the meaningful efforts they make Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart to bring about positive change in our country.”

NFL reportedly considering moving Chargers back to San Diego

Could the NFL really send the Chargers back to San Diego? It’s something being discussed, according to longtime NFL reporter Don Banks.

The former Sports Illustrated reporter, who has worked for NFL Media and currently writes for The Athletic, told a San Diego radio station on Thursday the NFL never wanted to lose San Diego as a market and could force Chargers owner Dean Spanos to take the team back.

“I have been painted a picture from people I’ve talked to that the league was sympathetic … to Dean Spanos’ plight,” Banks told The Mighty 1090. “Feels like he had been a ‘league guy’ feels like he had waited kind of his turn on the relocation front, thought he had the votes the year before — Jerry Jones and Stan Kroenke pretty much outmaneuvered Dean and Mark Davis with the Raiders to be the first in line for LA. So it was almost as if this was a bit of a make up.

But thanks to Giants co-owner Steve Tisch and his private jet, he was able to fly home immediately and meet his daughter for the first time.

Rosas said he watched Karsyn’s birth via Facetime, but had to focus on the upcoming game. The orginal plan was for Lopez to be induced Monday, so Rosas could be there for the birth. However, Karsyn decided to arrive early Sunday morning.

“I saw it all (on the phone),” Rosas said Wednesday. “I was kind of Wholesale MLB Jerseys floating Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China everywhere. (To hold her) was amazing, it’s a feeling you can’t really describe. I was told that all the time, and what a special moment it was when I first got to hold her. She’s an angel; she doesn’t make a sound or cry. She’s good, she’s healthy.”

Philadelphia has the chops to be a playoff team this season.

An eight-play, 83-yard New Orleans drive that included a 52-yard pass from Drew Brees to Tommylee Lewis stalled at the Minnesota 6-yard line, where Wil Lutz connected on a 24-yard field goal, his third successful kick of the game. 19-9, Vikings.

A seven-play, 54-yard drive on the Vikings’ first possession of the second half, which almost ended with a Latavius Murray fumble (recovered by offense), instead ended with a 32-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. 19-6, Vikings.

The Eagles also made moves on the defensive side of the ball, and the results should be frightening for players like Kirk Cousins, Eli Manning, and Dak Prescott. As The Ringer’s Robert Mays points out, the Eagles had the league’s third-best pressure rate when it came to attacking quarterbacks in 2016 — 31.6 percent of opponent dropbacks ended in panic.

This offseason, Philadelphia bolstered a line led by Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham by adding Chris Long, Timmy Jernigan, and Derek Barnett, a first-round pick who recorded 32 sacks and 52 tackles for loss in three seasons at Tennessee. That’s a deep and explosive platoon who will terrorize offensive linemen.

If that group isn’t enough to force bad throws, the team also addressed its secondary by picking up cornerback Ronald Darby from the Bills (in exchange for receiver Jordan Matthews) and drafting West Virginia ballhawk Rasul Douglas (eight interceptions last fall) in the third round. Second-round pick Sidney Jones could also make an impact at corner once he recovers from the torn Achilles tendon that kept him from being a Day 1 pick.

A strong defense got stronger, and a weak offense addressed its biggest Cheap Kids Jerseys NHL problems. The Eagles have a tough schedule — 10 of their games come against teams with winning records Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys in 2016, and two are against our other two rebound candidates — but Philadelphia has the chops to be a playoff team this season.

There was true excitement in the stands, even if a familiar conclusion unfolded.

Dorsey was on the field because the quarterbacks in front of him, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, were out with injuries. By the end of this one, Dorsey was injured, too.

His three interceptions in the game were his three worst plays from an expected points standpoint, though the two sacks he suffered — quarterbacks receive part of the blame for sacks in QBR — didn’t help, either. Dorsey’s most damaging interception was a pass just a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage intended for Braylon Edwards that Leon Hall picked off and returned to the house.

Dorsey and the Browns were ultimately outdueled by Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bengals, 14-0. It was the final appearance of Dorsey’s NFL career.

Kizer’s second half featured an ill-advised interception on a corner route, but he also enjoyed his best sequence of the day late in the fourth quarter. A 29-yard seam route to Ricardo Louis. A 22-yard checkdown to Isaiah Crowell. Kizer’s TD pass to Corey Coleman on fourth down trimmed the lead to three with 3:36 remaining.

Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger didn’t give the ball back. A 38-yard pass to Antonio Brown sealed another Steelers victory and improved Big Ben’s record against Cleveland to 21-2. But this time, the Browns weren’t left with a feeling of hopelessness. Roethlisberger, who also has taken quite a few hits, offered encouragement to Kizer.

“We’re both from Northwest Ohio, both wear No. 7,” Roethlisberger said. “I Cheap Jordan Jerseys thought he played a great game. He did some things against a great defense that gets after it, but I told Cheap Jerseys World him afterward, ‘What an awesome start.'”

Goff made the same mistakes throughout the 2017 preseason.

Intelligence on the football field requires putting in the effort to learn about past players, and Awuzie has plenty of role models to take note of, saying: “There’s a lot of players that play my position that I can look at, look at the techniques that they use, for me to get better.

“Players like Darrelle Revis, and Nnamdi Asomugha. He [Asomugha]was a great player and that’s also a player, since he was Nigerian, I automatically gravitated towards. I always used to watch how he played, on youtube.”

Now in Dallas, Awuzie has readily accepted tutelage from all corners but has been inspired by veteran linebacker Sean Lee and his assistance to the rookie defenders, saying Lee is the epitome of a leader for young players.

Goff’s college offense stifled his development of many things, but pocket navigation may be the most critical. Even when he impressed at Cal, Goff rarely utilized proper footwork and spatial awareness of the traffic around him.

Goff’s delayed upfield steps in the pocket are turning into rushed throws, sacks and turnovers in the NFL. Goff last year suffered 26 sacks on 240 drop-backs, one of the worst sack percentages in the league. Half of them were on third downs, almost equal to the number of first downs he converted.

Against the Chargers, for example, he was reluctant to step up, stared down his primary target and was strip sacked for an eventual defensive touchdown.

But along with his lack of pocket movement skills, something that Cheap Jerseys US was expected in his NFL development, Goff’s confidence as a mid-range passer has suffered. Once considered Cheap Jerseys Website his best skill set, Goff’s anticipation has given way to indecisiveness, over-placement of throws and repeated missed opportunities.

How much of an impact could Watt make if this continues?

James Harrison led the Steelers with 5.0 sacks last season. Pittsburgh hasn’t had a player reach double-digit sacks since 2010 when Harrison finished with 10.5 and LaMarr Woodley added 10. It’s no coincidence that’s the last time Pittsburgh reached the Super Bowl. Watt even beat out older brother J.J’s NFL debut, a five-tackle performance against the Colts on Sept. 11, 2011.

T.J. obviously isn’t the same kind of megastar as his older brother, but he is the prototype edge rusher for defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s scheme. The debut will only enhance Watt’s celebrity in Pittsburgh, and the seven sacks have set the bar for the defense.

Yet there’s Watt, with the spotlight shining, already looking for more. He’s bound to attract more attention along the way.

“I’m not complaining at all,” he said. “I feel like there were a lot of plays left on the table today that I should have made. I’m never satisfied with my performance.”

Lamarcus Joyner got in on the fun in the third quarter with a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown to make it a 37-7 game.

Tolzien nearly got a third, but was bailed out by Donte Moncrief, who got a facemask penalty instead. It stopped Tolzien from tying the NFL record for pick-sixes in a game, with three.

Tolzien would see his afternoon end early in the fourth quarter, when the team brought in Jacoby Brissett. Tolzien finished completing 9-of-18 passes for 128 yards, and two picks.

Jared Goff looked like a mess last season. Part Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses of that was being thrown Cheap Ireland Rugby Jerseys in during the middle of the season when things hit the fan, part of it was a coaching change, and part of it was that there just wasn’t a lot of talent around him.

The Rams are already overextended on the salary cap and don’t have the space needed to oblige Donald’s salary demands.

Donald is due $3.225 million this season, including a base of $1.8 million and a prorated signing bonus on the fully guaranteed four-year, $10.1 million contract he signed as a rookie. That deal includes a fifth-year option that would pay him $6.9 million next season. Donald is seeking a new deal in the neighborhood of $19 million annually to put him among the highest-paid defensive tackles in the NFL.

The two sides are still trying to find some middle ground on what could be a cap-friendly deal.

On Monday afternoon, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that although Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys Foster’s injury wasn’t as serious as the team first feared, Foster won’t be back as quickly as he hoped. Following further Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys tests on the ankle, Shanahan said Foster suffered a high ankle sprain.

The Niners don’t have a timetable for Foster’s return, but it will take some time for him to get back on the field.

“We don’t know exactly with Reuben,” Shanahan said. “We’ll put him in the boot here for a little bit, but those tend to be a month [or] a little more. I can’t put exactly a date on it. [That’s] my experience with high ankle sprains.”

With 3:33 to go in the opening quarter of Sunday’s game, Foster moved toward Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, but his right foot appeared to catch on the playing surface as he lunged forward.

Martellus Bennett: ‘I broke down crying’ after seeing brother Michael’s police video

Martellus Bennett had to excuse himself from the Packers locker room Wednesday after he viewed the video of his brother, Michael, allegedly being held down to the ground by Las Vegas police.

The team was preparing for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, for whom Michael Bennett plays. However, Martellus couldn’t control his emotions and needed a moment by himself.

Indianapolis does not have a timetable on Luck’s return from his right shoulder surgery, which he underwent in January.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano defended the decision to sign Tolzien to a two-year contract in March over other quarterback options, most notably former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Colin Kaepernick, despite the uncertain timetable for Luck.

“Never,” Pagano said. “I’ll never second-guess that. We made the right call.”

Pagano wouldn’t say who would start at quarterback next Sunday in the Colts’ home opener against the Arizona Cardinals but, he said, “We’ll take a look at it.

“We got to look at everything,” Pagano said after the Colts finished Cheap Custom Jerseys with 225 yards of offense and also lost a fumble.

NM: Chuck Pagano was not hired by Colts general manager Chris Ballard and he has little at his disposal to help convince Ballard he should be the guy long-term. Andrew Luck still isn’t healthy and the Colts may have to start the season with Scott Tolzien at quarterback. When you factor in a running game led by the rapidly aging Frank Gore and a defense that will need time to jell after a substantial overhaul, that is a recipe Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys for a nightmare start to the season and a campaign Pagano is unlikely to see out.

Brandon Doughty got the start with Jay Cutler enjoying a night off.

The Patriots’ biggest injury question appears to be with special teams captain Matthew Slater, who has been limited in practice since injuring his hamstring early in training camp and is officially questionable for the opener Thursday night against the Chiefs. The Patriots are concerned with the Chiefs’ explosiveness on special teams with Tyreek Hill and De’Anthony Thomas.

I know it’s hard to see them on TV, but they control everything for a defense. They can point out where a possible pressure is coming from. If a defense is blitzing, the safeties often have to cheat toward that pressure to fill in the empty spot left by the rushing defender.

If you ever notice a safety lined up directly over a nickel player, that nickel player is bringing the heat. These are often tells an offense can use to tell where a pressure is coming from.

He drove Miami down the field on its opening drive, capped off with a 1-yard touchdown by Kenyan Drake.

MarQueis Gray extended the Dolphins’ lead to 15 points with a touchdown and Miami sacked Taylor Heinickie in the end zone for a safety. A second touchdown pass by Fales all but Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK ensured Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys Miami the victory.

Chris Moore got Baltimore’s first score with a touchdown catch from Ryan Mallett. Bobby Rainey added a second Ravens TD in the second quarter.

Josh Hill scored the Saints’ first points with a 16-yard touchdown catch from Chase Daniel. New Orleans nearly won it at the end, but Wil Lutz missed a 59-yard field goal with seconds left.

NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Start times, TV channels, and live stream for Saturday

NBA Summer League Friday was a tough act to follow. Between the Suns, Kings and Lonzo Ball’s Lakers debut, there was enough energy-filled basketball to last lifetime.

But just like Daniel with the white vans, the NBA is back at it again on Saturday, this time with an eight-game slate that’ll have you back for more. And while every game is important, especially for you hoops fiends out there, there are a few Saturday night showdowns that you’ve got to see if you’re around at the time:

Between Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn for the Bulls, and electrifying point guard Dennis Smith Jr. on the Mavericks, the midday matchup between Dallas and Chicago is one any basketball savant should have his eyes peeled for.

The Cavs have unsuccessfully tried to contact Irving, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic, but he is not talking to anyone from the organization.

In Irving’s defense, he spent the past week in Asia promoting his new Nike Kyrie sneakers. You can see just how much fun he’s had on his Instagram account, where he showed the house that was built for him in Beijing.

But Irving has since returned stateside and has yet to communicate with Cavs management. And quite frankly, if he wanted to pick up the phone when new GM Koby Altman is calling, he would.

During his press conference introducing Altman on Wednesday, Gilbert tried to compare Irving’s trade request to that of Kobe Bryant, who demanded the Lakers trade him after their mediocre years Cheap Jerseys Bulk from 2004-07. Los Angeles denied his request and subsequently acquired Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Cheap Jerseys And Jordans before rattling off back-to-back NBA championships.