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Terrell Owens wondered out loud why Dez Bryant’s emotions on the sideline outbursts were categorized as outbursts

“The league office tells PFT that the Commissioner’s decision will be reviewed under the ‘arbitrary and capricious’ standard, which means that it would be overturned only if deemed to be arbitrary and/or capricious. This implies that the question will simply be whether the Commissioner got it sufficiently wrong that it seems random and without rhyme or reason.

“For Elliott, the real question is whether Henderson will attempt to resolve the credibility of the witnesses, which is something Goodell didn’t do in making the original decision. This presumes that the NFL will actually be introducing its evidence, including testimony from Tiffany Thompson.”

The dichotomy of these two Beckham’s, fair or foul, has been molded the past three years by one of the NFL’s most marketable players. That wouldn’t be possible without a very good Cheap Real Jerseys NFL player behind it. In his first two NFL seasons, Beckham broke a record held by Randy Moss, racking up more yards in his first two years of service than any Cheap Professional Sports Jerseys other NFL receiver in history. He became the fastest receiver in the league’s history to eclipse the 3,000-yard mark, and the 4,000th-yard mark, and 150 career receptions, and 250 career receptions.

But these are not benchmarks that mitigate the effects of an Instagram picture featuring Beckham and other Giants wide receivers on a boat (not because of his poor choice for aquatic footwear, but the timing of the trip itself). A blow-up on the sideline is seen more as a temper-tantrum than the passion of a player who wants to win, which toes a gray line.

In 2013, where as Tom Brady’s were considered passion. As much noise as Beckham can make because he is genuinely one of football’s best offensive players, the volume will always be at its loudest when the song’s lyrics aren’t about what’s happening on the field, and it won’t be singing his praises.

Peters was targeted just once all game and didn’t allow a reception.

The Patriots are already without Julian Edelman and Malcolm Mitchell — both receivers are on injured reserve — and the team lost Danny Amendola to a head injury in the third quarter. Prior to his departure, Amendola caught six passes for 100 yards, mostly working the middle of the field. No other player on the Patriots finished with more than three receptions.

Prized acquisition Brandin Cooks spent a lot of his night matched up against Peters, while Berry was tasked with slowing down Rob Gronkowski.

Berry had more responsibilities than just covering Gronkowski, but he was the biggest Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa reason why the tight end finished with only two receptions for 33 yards on six targets.

Likely on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Freeney has not retired from a career Cheap Paintball Jerseys that includes three first-team All-Pro selections, seven Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl title with the Colts. The Falcons allowed his one-year contract to expire after the 2016 season, but Freeney told Sporting News in June that a return for another season in Atlanta was not out of the question.

Hall, who was a solid corner for the most of nine seasons with the Bengals, was a late summer signing for the Giants last year. The late-career positional versatility he needed to stick in New York would be the reason behind a team signing the 32-year-old in 2017.

Plenty has been written about Kaepernick’s free agency, here and elsewhere. He opted out of his contract with the 49ers in the spring before the team had a chance to cut him, and his continued unemployment has been the source of constant debate and controversy. SN’s David Steele doubts Kaepernick will be signed by a team in 2017, barring the unforeseen.

Dalton went 16-of-31 for 170 yards with four interceptions and a fumble in the 20-0 loss.

If you don’t prefer QBR, his passer rating was 28.4, and his adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A) was -1.0. The Bengals would have been about as effective taking a knee on Dalton’s 36 dropbacks on Sunday as they were actually trying to attempt forward passes. Dalton is not going to be this bad all season, but how much of what we saw Sunday was his fault?

The four interceptions stand out, and they’re hardly promising. One was a pass booted seemingly miles into the air by the helmet of Terrell Suggs, whom we’ll get to in a minute. It’s hard to pin that one on Dalton.

Onwuasor sprinted toward the line for a play-action pass but recovered Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike nicely. He took one step toward Joe Mixon in the flat, which was just enough for Dalton to think he had a throwing lane, but by the time he got the ball out, Onwuasor was standing between Dalton and A.J. Green. A tipped pass can go anywhere, but there just wasn’t a window for this throw.

Final. What. A. Game. The Chargers scored 14 points in the fourth quarter off two Broncos turnovers to give themselves a chance at an epic comeback. But their effort fell short by, literally, a fingertip. Denver, which outgained Los Angeles 321-249 in total yards, survived a thriller.

In a losing effort, Philip Rivers salvaged his stat line in the fourth quarter and Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys ended up with 192 yards passing, three touchdowns and an interception. Trevor Siemian threw for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Blocked field-goal attempt. The Chargers had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Younghoe Koo’s 44-yard try was blocked, and the Broncos took over on their 34-yard line.

Talk about a swing. The Chargers immediately made the Broncos pay for their second fourth-quarter turnover with a 38-yard Philip Rivers touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin on the first play of the possession. 24-21, Broncos.

2017 NFL season preview: Seahawks still dominant force in NFC West

The AFC West appears one of the most balanced divisions in the NFL, but the same cannot be said of the NFC West.

He got the first two carries of the night — for gains of 9 yards and 1 yard — as the crowd mostly booed his return to the place where he spent the first 10 seasons of his career. That first run turned out to be the highlight for Peterson, who was used less and less as the Saints became more one-dimensional.

“Of course it’s tough. I’m your ultimate competitor. It was tough. But I knew the type of situation I was coming into. So at the end of the day, we just gotta figure out how we can just do better,” Peterson said of his timeshare with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara in New Orleans’ pass-heavy offense.

Payton, when asked if it was difficult to rotate three running backs into the game flow, said: “It only becomes difficult when you become one-dimensional. And that happened too early in the fourth Cheap Jerseys Cycling quarter.”

Turnover on downs. After an apparent third-down touchdown pass from Cheap Jerseys China Paypal Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski was reversed upon review, the Chiefs came up with a huge stop on a fourth-and-1 Mike Gillislee carry to take over on their own 10-yard line. What could have been a two-touchdown lead for New England remained a one-score game.

Turnover. Not the best start for Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who never lost a fumble in four years of college. Hunt lost the ball on his first NFL carry, the Chiefs’ first offensive play of the game, and the Patriots’ Devin McCourty recovered on Kansas City’s 32-yard line.

The NFLPA filed for a restraining order or an injunction on the same day that it filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL.

“Don Ohlmeyer was a towering figure in sports and entertainment who had an indelible impact both on NBC and our industry,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “His legacy will live on not only because he is directly responsible for some of the biggest hits in television — ‘Friends,’ ‘ER’ and ‘Will & Grace’ to name a few — but also because he brought NBC to a new level of classy, sophisticated programming of the highest quality which we all still aspire to achieve today.”

Ohlmeyer also created the sports anthology series “SportsWorld” and served as executive producer of NBC coverage of the Super Bowl and the World Series as well as the prime-time series “Games People Play” and the made-for-television Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth movie “The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story.” Ohlmeyer became well-known Cheap Infant Jerseys for expanding the network’s sports coverage and introducing innovative production techniques.

The suit challenges the way the NFL handled the investigation into domestic violence allegations levied against Elliott in July 2016. After an investigation that lasted over a year, Roger Goodell issued Elliott a six-game suspension. Elliott appealed the decision, but arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld the suspension Tuesday.

What does this ruling mean? Simply put, it means that Elliott can play until the court rules on the lawsuit and determines who wins. The NFL will likely try to file another appeal, but the injunction will keep Elliott on the field until the case is complete.

What’s the status of the court case? It’s ongoing. The NFL filed a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, and asked that the lawsuit be moved from Texas to New York. The NFLPA filed a response shortly thereafter and amended it after Elliott’s suspension was upheld.

2017 NFL season preview: NFC East could have new winner

The Cowboys were the surprise winner of the NFC East last season, going 13-3 with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott leading the way.

Prescott, who was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing, helped Dallas go from 4-12 to claiming the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

But with a defense that still has holes and a six-game suspension for Elliott, it will be tough for the Cowboys to repeat as division champs — especially with the improvements the Eagles Cheap Jerseys China Paypal have made in the Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys offseason.

“Anytime you have a multi-position player it presents a totally different challenge for the offense,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told Sporting News during training camp. “At the end of the day, it’s about matchups and stress points. The fact you can play Clay left and right and totally off the ball, it’s not just a schematic challenge for the offense. It also gives him the opportunity to make plays.”

That admittedly took some time to believe for a defender whose pass-rush prowess earned him an apt nickname — “The Claymaker”

“Much like we talk about Super Bowls measuring success, when you’re a pass rusher people only care about sacks and nothing else really matters,” Matthews told Sporting News inside a Lambeau Field meeting room. “That was difficult to deal with at first because you’re figuring, ‘My worth is based off how many sacks I have.’

“Switching over in ’14, it was, ‘Well shoot, if I had eight tackles and a PBU [pass break-up], that was a great game.’ It was different for me.”

A complete history of Vontaze Burfict being the most reckless football player

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is exactly what every NFL team wanted from a middle linebacker about 40 or 50 years ago. Players like Dick Butkus and Jack Lambert had reputations as mean and scary enforcers who didn’t just make tackles, but attempted to set the tone for anybody who dared to go to the middle of the field.

Highlight reels showed clothesline tackles, helmet-to-helmet hits, and boasted about the rough and tough linebackers of lore.

The situation: The Giants are up 11 points with seconds remaining in the first half. With the ball at the 40-yard line, they chose to bring pressure instead of sitting in a Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom prevent defense. Here, Collins shows coverage over tight end Zach Ertz at the snap. This allows the Giants to dress up the zone blitz as Collins comes inside off a stunt with Jason Pierre-Paul occupying the tackle. That opens the door for Collins to get home to Carson Wentz and put him on the ground to end the half.

Some chatter this offseason has been about whether this team could go 16-0, the way the 2007 Randy Moss version did. If that happens, yeah, you probably have to give the scowling genius in the ratty sweatshirt the hardware.

Cohen racked up 12 targets on Sunday (and was limited to an ugly 3.9 Cheap Jerseys Authentic yards per target), which was certainly inflated by a Falcons defense that has significantly limited targets to the wide receiver position in recent years. Also, consider that there were only five instances during the entire 2016 season in which a running back saw 12 or more targets.

NBA free agency 2017: Ranking the 9 best players remaining in a dried-up market

The dust has settled in NBA free agency after the big names have found homes for the future. Gordon Hayward chose the Celtics, Chris Paul ended up in Houston (and Carmelo Anthony could soon follow), Blake Griffin stayed in Los Angeles, Kyle Lowry returned to Toronto, and the Warriors kept their championship core together.

Now, the best available second-tier free agents are on the clock. The Nets threw a max offer sheet at Otto Porter, only for the Wizards to match the four-year, $106 million pact. With Porter off the market, guys like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jonathon Simmons, and JaMychal Green patiently wait as teams make their pitches and sell themselves as the ideal destination.

In case you missed it, Lonzo Ball bounced back from his dreadful NBA debut. The Lakers still lost because Jayson Tatum was virtually unstoppable in the second half, finishing Cheap Original Soccer Jerseys with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Tatum is averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in the Summer League.

Markelle Fultz got hurt, but the injury turned out to be less severe than many anticipated. Patrick McCaw shined through for the Warriors, with 25 points on five three-pointers. And Cheap Professional Jerseys rookies Dennis Smith Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Bam Adebayo each showed why their respective teams drafted them with their lottery picks.

Regardless, there were three clear winners on Saturday night and one easily identifiable loser:

Of the remaining free agents, though, nine stand out as players who will inevitably sign a deal sooner than later. In no particular order, here are the best left:

The Mavericks traded Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson, and a first-round pick to Philly to get Noel. It’s unlikely they let another team pry their next Tyson Chandler away.

With Nerlens Noel, it’s a matter of how much and when Mavs get deal done to keep their restricted free agent big man.

Cavs lost Chauncey Billups with low-ball offer for front office job

The Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in hiring Chauncey Billups as their new president of basketball operations, but judging by their low-ball offer, the interest may not have been that high.

The Cavaliers offered Billups a $2 million annual salary, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Marc Spears, a number considered below market for a team president. The offer was initially $1.5 million, per ESPN, whereas $4 million is the usual starting point for team president contract negotiations.

For example, newly hired Los Angeles Lakers president Rob Pelinka signed a five-year deal worth more than $20 million this summer, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Phil Jackson, who stepped down as New York Knicks’ president, signed a five-year deal worth $60 million (though James Dolan is known to overpay).

Cleveland, according to ESPN, is known for its reluctance to invest in Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale front-office leadership positions.

Evans doesn’t replace any of what Green does on the floor, but he does give the Grizzlies another ball-handler to employ at a low cost. With Ben McLemore’s deal in place at $11 million over the next two years and a new deal with Evans, the Grizzlies are pushing up against the salary cap.

On July 4, Green’s agent said he was looking at offer Cheap NFL Jerseys Embroidered sheets and sign-and-trade options, indicating that the Grizzlies weren’t too interested in bringing Green back to Memphis.

Whether he returns depends on how lucrative any offer sheet he signs is. If it’s too much, Memphis probably won’t push the luxury tax to retain him.

Either way, Evans is a solid fit in Memphis. He’ll be able to come in and immediately contribute as a ball-handler, which is something the Grizzlies lacked behind Mike Conley last season. If Chandler Parsons is healthy, having Evans play behind him could do wonders for Memphis’ depth on the wing.

The Pacers would have gotten the centerpiece they needed moving forward.

George isn’t the elite offensive player Irving is, but he’s a far more well-rounded player and can play both ends of the floor. He’s exactly what the Cavaliers need, even if they had to give up their All-Star point guard for him. They needed to shake up their core and George is a better player.

The Pacers would have gotten the centerpiece they needed moving forward. Irving is an All-Star point guard and one of the best shot creators in the game. He isn’t the perfect player, but for a team with a dearth of talent, perfect isn’t the target. Irving made sense as the Pacers’ primary target.

The Cavaliers would have had to worry about retaining George after just one season, but playing in Cleveland and winning may have been enough to keep him around. Plus, LeBron James could be leaving next season anyway — he hasn’t made any commitment to Cleveland beyond that. It’s a risk the Cheap Moto X Jerseys Cavaliers should have been willing to take.

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly agreed to waive his no-trade for a Houston deal, so we’re just waiting to see if it gets done.

Steve Kerr comparing Kevin Durant’s financial sacrifice to that of Tim Duncan is an interesting concept. I think there are a few reasons it doesn’t quite work. The first is that Duncan had been a San Antonio lifer — he didn’t switch teams to better position himself to win titles, and then take a haircut to help his new boss save dough. There are the differences in markets —

though San Antonio is a massive city with a couple of corporate titans, the Bay Area’s market potential for pro sports is just incredible. There are the franchise owners themselves: Peter Holt had long been considered one of the last bootstrapper NBA owners, whereas Joe Lacob is a venture capitalist billionaire. Finally, Duncan and Durant made sacrifices in different political and social environments.