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Following Jenkins’ comments, Kaepernick’s attorneys issued a statement that clarified he was not invited to Tuesday’s meeting by the NFL or team owners.
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Other players wanted him present and have asked that he attend the next meeting with the goal of forging a lasting and faithful consensus around these issues, the statement read. Mr. Kaepernick is open to future participation on these important discussions.

But regardless of whether Kaepernick ever works alongside a league that won’t sign him while inferior quarterbacks collect paychecks, it doesn’t matter when future gatherings are held if he’s physically present or providing input.

Alan Branch Elite Jersey We should all be nervous. Even if you disagree with athletes using anthem ceremonies to make a political point, you have to acknowledge the perils of the highest elected politician trying to silence protest by calling it unpatriotic and riling up his base.

In such a climate, overheated passions can lead to the suppression of civil liberties. Pappas’ principal, Karrie Sequeria, told the Woodland High School community that the teacher was put on leave because she was out of line.

While teachers do retain certain First Amendment rights in their capacity as an instructor, such rights are limited by Education Code and case law, she said. Their personal, political or religious beliefs are not appropriately expressed at school or in the classroom. Instead, the appropriate and legal instructional role is one of neutral facilitator – one who facilitates student discussion and intelligent analysis of current events.

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The reality show Shark Tank was bro-tastic Sunday as all five Gronkowski brothers made their pitch to the shark panel hoping to land investments for the Ice Shaker.

Youth Tony Gonzalez Jersey Rob Gonkowski’s brother, Chris, created the Ice Shaker, a shaker bottle the can hold ice for over 30 hours in a 75 degree room all without any condensation building up on the outside of the bottle.

After the lovable meatheads made their pitch, they upped the ante by challenging the panel of investors, which included former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to a game of flip cup.

With the taste of victory lingering on their lips, the Gronks celebrated once again after Rodriguez (making his first appearance on the show) and Cuban agreed to invest a combined $150,000 for 15 percent equity in the product.

But Hundley’s play (18-of-33, 157 yards, TD, 3 INTs, 77.5 rating) wasn’t the only reason Green Bay lost.
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A Packers defense that keeps getting further depleted on the back end is at least an equal concern without Rodgers for the long haul.

The Vikings and Case Keenum, their own fill-in QB, had their way with the Packers’ defense, which was without starting safety Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and top corners Davon House (quad) and Kevin King (concussion). During the game, Green Bay defensive back Quinten Rollins (leg) also was injured. Keenum, even while he struggled for stretches, kept Minnesota in full control of the game. The Dalvin Cook-less rushing attack led by Jerick McKinnon wasn’t spectacular, either, but it was effective enough.

Marcus Smart and the lingering deadline for rookie extension

Marcus Smart once dislocated two fingers diving for a loose ball in an otherwise unremarkable summer league game, so no display of hustle should be that surprising. Smart simply does not know how to throttle down on a basketball court.

But just in case anyone needed a refresher, there was Smart on Friday night in Philadelphia, lunging at Richaun Holmes as the Philadelphia 76ers center tried to advance the ball from the backcourt in the second half of an exhibition game.

In his great “The Book of Basketball”, Bill Simmons quotes John Havlicek’s autobiography, “Hondo”, on this topic: “Wilt’s greatest idiosyncrasy was not fouling out. He had never fouled out of a high school, college or professional game and that was the one record he was determined to protect. When he got that fourth foul, his game would change. I don’t know how many potential victories he may have cheated his team out of by not really playing after he got into foul trouble.”

But it’s easy to look back at the first 8 2/3 innings of that game and wonder which at-bats might have tilted the Beltran/Kimbrel matchup to Beltran: The eight-pitch at-bat Bregman worked against Kimbrel earlier in the ninth? Or maybe the nine-pitch at-bat Carlos Correa had against Chris Sale, perhaps forcing Kimbrel into the game a couple batters early?

The prediction: You know Indians manager Terry Francona wants to use three pitchers: Kluber, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen. If somebody else pitches, something has probably gone wrong. Girardi, on the other hand, will likely go full bullpen.
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Jerry Jones Jersey reportedly made anthem statements to take on ‘bad guy’ role

So does Jerry Jones believe that all players should stand during the national anthem?

According to a report by ESPN.com, Jones joined players and coaches in a meeting Wednesday, where he said he made his controversial national anthem comments to draw attention from his players.

Despite some serious (and hilarious) acid reflux, Kelce held out the longest without drinking any milk.

Wussies drink milk, said Kelce. I stopped drinking milk when I was 15.

I ate the chip, it didn’t feel terrible at first, said Olsen. And then it was like an Atom bomb exploded in my my mouth.

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Quite the last week-plus for Ben Roethlisberger, from lecturing Antonio Brown about composure and maturity after a blowout win to self-flagellation after his embarrassing performance in a blowout loss. Some emotional equilibrium from the franchise player might come in handy, especially against an unbeaten team on a roll in every segment of the game.

Does Derek Carr returning with broken bones in his back jump-start a stumbling Raiders team? Yes … if he can play defense, too, and play better than he did in the two games before he got hurt. The Raiders are on a three-game skid on merit 鈥?every weakness has been exposed, and they’re on the clock to patch it all up, fast. The Chargers didn’t necessarily convince anyone they’re turning it around after barely edging the Giants, though.
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Doug Martin Jersey is back.

The veteran tailback missed the team’s first three games this season due to suspension, but he returned to feature back duties in Week 5. Martin handled 13 of the team’s 17 carries by a running back and posted 74 yards and one touchdown. He was targeted on three of his 25 snaps but ran only nine pass routes. Charles Sims actually played more snaps (30) and ran 26 routes. In fact, the Bucs have called pass on 94 percent of Sims’ snaps this season. It’s clear that Sims will continue to operate as the team’s passing-down specialist, which certainly limits Martin’s fantasy appeal. Martin is a fringe RB2 against Arizona this week. Jacquizz Rodgers, meanwhile, registered three carries and one target on 12 snaps against New England; he’s well off the fantasy radar.
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Coach Dan Quinn expressed optimism regarding the injuries suffered by his top two receivers, Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. Jones pulled up with a hip flexor injury during a Week 4 loss to Buffalo, and Sanu suffered a hamstring strain in the same game. Quinn emphasized that both injuries were not long-term ones, and Jones was back practicing Monday after the bye. Meanwhile, Sanu, who sat out Monday, faced a two-to-three week recovery after undergoing an MRI on Oct. 2, so he’s likely to miss this Sunday’s game against Miami and possibly the Super Bowl rematch with New England in Week 7. But the Falcons should be thankful the injuries aren’t too serious. And with star pass-rusher Vic Beasley Jr. back practicing following a hamstring injury, things are looking up for the Falcons. — Vaughn McClure
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When you are thinking of dominant defenses, it’s unlikely that the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans come to mind. Those three teams though, are the Miami Dolphins’ past three opponents, and each has scored at least 11 fantasy points. The Falcons will have the added benefit of coming off their bye, which should translate to success against a Dolphins team that just can’t seem to get out of its own way. — Daube

Packers’ Davante Adams Jersey expects to play vs. Cowboys

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A little more than a week after he was taken off the field on a gurney, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has been cleared from the concussion protocol and expects to play Sunday, a source told ESPN on Saturday.

Teams have learned to power through after big injuries take down players like the Packers’ Davante Adams, even if everything else tells them not to.
Adams had progressed through the various stages of the protocol through the week, even doing some individual drills in pads during Thursday’s practice. He was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, but he had not yet seen the independent neurologist at that time.

Really, when you deal with the doctors and availability and scheduling, with it being an away game, I would say tomorrow, by the time we get on the plane, would be a fair deadline, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.

Adams has not been available to reporters since the hit because players in the concussion protocol are barred from speaking to the media under NFL rules.
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Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Make that back-to-back big weeks for the top scorer in fantasy from 2015, as Newton managed 26.20 points despite facing a much tougher matchup Sunday (Detroit Lions) than in Week 4 (New England Patriots). Remarkably, this was the first time that Newton managed back-to-back games of at least 25 fantasy points since 2015 Weeks 2-3 (27.40 and 29.90). He was started in 56.6 percent of ESPN leagues, which was a significant increase from 21.3 percent in Week 4.

Sproles has rushed for 3,366 yards in his career with the Chargers

The Redskins got the ball following the ensuing kickoff with five seconds remaining and tried multiple laterals to generate something, but the ball was fumbled and Justin Houston returned it for a final-play touchdown.

As the Redskins kept losing defensive players, Hunt got stronger as the Chiefs wore down the Washington defense. Hunt topped 100 yards for the fourth straight game and the rookie from Toledo joined Adrian Peterson, Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson and former Lions running back Billy Sims as the only players to begin their NFL careers with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games.

“There are so many different ways to win in this league,” Smith told ESPN. “You can’t be one-dimensional and we sort of have that makeup.”

Sproles, 34, suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3 that some fear could mark the end of his 12-year career. Whenever the 5-6, 180-pound speedster does choose to retire, his Hall of Fame candidacy will become an interesting source of debate.

Sproles has rushed for 3,366 yards in his career with the Chargers, Saints and Eagles, roughly one quarter of the total Tomlinson had posted by the time he retired after the 2011 season. But when it comes to his former San Diego teammate, Tomlinson says rushing yards are only the beginning of the conversation.

And he should know. Tomlinson (ninth) is stuck one spot behind Sproles (eighth) on the NFL career all-purpose yards list.yankees_1179_40942faa042d5251-180x180

Joe Flacco Jersey on Ravens’ recent struggles: It’s ‘on me’

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Joe Flacco took full responsibility for the Ravens’ recent offensive struggles saying that it’s on him to be strong behind his line and make good throws.

It’s your job to stand in the pocket or get out of it and make a play, Flacco told reporters Wednesday (via ESPN). That’s what the league comes down to is the ability to do that when times are tough. Anybody can sit back there and do it when it’s easy, but there’s going to be a handful of situations every game where they’re getting paid too. And when you really make your money and you make your points and prove you’re a good offense is when you’re doing it against tough situations.

Limited Kids Otis Sistrunk Jersey Flacco went 8 of 18 for 28 yards and two interceptions in an embarrassing 44-7 loss to Jacksonville in London. The start against the Steelers was a step in the right direction, but the team was able to score only nine points in the loss. The Ravens are tied for last in the NFL with 60 points this season. Flacco is second to last in the league with six interceptions and his 601 passing yards are the fewest among QBs who have started all of their team’s games.

Tampa Bay waived second-year tight end Alan Cross to make room on the 53-man roster for Martin. He’s eligible to begin practice with the team right away and is expected to be at a walk-through practice Monday night.

Martin’s suspension began in the final weekend of the 2016 season after violating the NFL’s drug policy and he was originally expected to be back for their game against the Giants on Sunday. Martin couldn’t return until this week since the Buccaneers were forced to postpone their first game against the Dolphins as a result of Hurricane Irma.

What has gone wrong: The offense 鈥?particularly quarterback Andy Dalton 鈥?was so poor in the first two games that Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis fired coordinator Ken Zampese. The offensive line is still thriving for consistency.

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Sunday’s protests throughout the NFL in the wake of a series of tweets from President Donald Trump did not stop with players, coaches and executives. Rico LaVelle, who sang the national anthem before the Falcons-Lions game in Detroit, took a knee and raised his fist at the end of his performance.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Lions owner Martha Ford linked arms with players of their respective teams on the sidelines during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
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Brandon Mebane Limited Jersey In what ESPN’s Adam Schefter called an “unprecedented” day of protests in the league, players in every game could be seen kneeling or linking arms (or both) as a reaction to Trump’s NFL-related tweets, which began Saturday and continued Sunday morning.

Danny Trevathan, Chicago Bears linebacker: “This is history right here. Last night I prayed to God and asked the question, ‘How do I want to be defined?’ How do the 2017 Bears want to be defined — as men? Not as individuals, but men. They’re going to look at our record, of course we want to win the game, but how are they going to look at us in this situation, how do we stand as a team. I was proud of everyone that stood up and said their peace.

Demar Dotson, Buccaneers offensive tackle: “I voted for Trump but through the last couple months, man, I kinda wish I didn’t vote for him. He’s definitely not doing a good job holding down the office of the president … He’s doing a real poor job. It’s almost like he’s going out of his way to create enemies. I don’t know what he’s doing, what his purpose is, what his plan is but he’s not a good president right now.

“That’s one of the biggest things — the non-stop tweeting. He needs to worry about some of the problems in our country. He’s a poor president right now.” Dotson stood with the majority of his teammates.

6 reasons NFL fans should get to know Lamar Jackson Jersey

The Louisville quarterback earned a Heisman Trophy in 2016 when he roasted opposing defenses for 51 total touchdowns — 31 passing and 20 rushing. The sophomore finished the season 10th in the nation in rushing yards, just 32 yards behind the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Christian McCaffrey.

It’s likely Jackson’s turn to be a top draft pick next. While he’s a junior and could return for another year in 2018, he’s the favorite to win the Heisman again this season and he’s running out of things to prove against ACC defenses.

Louisville was no match for Clemson, especially the defense, but Jackson still had a solid outing. He finished with three touchdown passes and one pick, completing 21 of 42 attempts for 317 yards. He also ran 17 times for 64 yards. Most of his passing numbers came in the fourth quarter, when the Tigers defense finally dialed back the pressure just a bit.

John Ross is more than just a track star, but there’s no question that it was his record-breaking performance at the 2017 NFL Combine that makes him a player that will be fascinating to see in action.
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In March, Ross blazed down the 40-yard track in Indianapolis in 4.22 seconds, a couple hundredths of a second faster than the 4.24 seconds by Chris Johnson in 2008 that was long held as the golden standard of outrageous football speed.

This August, Oakland brought him back into the fold for the fourth time, but cut him on Sept. 2, the NFL’s cutdown date. He came back to the team’s practice squad one day later, then promoted to the active roster once Janikowski was moved to the IR. That set him up for last Sunday’s debut, where he proved persistence pays off.

Extremely. Janikowski is one of the league’s longest-tenured players, but he’s also an expensive luxury who’s currently on the injured list. His contract impasse with the Raiders this offseason raised questions about his future with the team, and whether he could be replaced.
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