Roger Goodell, NFL community support Michael Bennett following his encounter with Las Vegas police

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett posted a letter to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon detailing an encounter he had with police in Las Vegas last month. In it, Bennett wrote an officer “placed his gun near my head and warned me that if I moved he would “blow my f—ing head off.” You can read his full letter below, but WARNING: It contains explicit language.

Whatever decision is made at quarterback, the offensive line remains broken and the depth chart compromised. That makes for a volatile mix liable to explode with additional agitation.

“No, I’m not waiting to have that conversation,” Savage said. “I don’t think he (O’Brien) owes either of us any explanation. We just have to be ready. That’s called being a professional.”

The Bengals aren’t in the position to scoff at the Texans’ struggles. In absorbing a home shutout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati mustered a measly 221 total yards on 58 plays.

The Jets face an uphill climb to be respectable.

New York couldn’t run and couldn’t stop the run, which were supposed to be two of the team’s strengths.

The running back tandem of Bilal Powell and Matt Forte combined for 38 yards rushing. The defense gave up 190 yards rushing, including 110 to LeSean McCoy, who consistently beat New York’s defenders around the edge.

“Missed assignments. Missed assignments,” coach Todd Bowles said, repeating the Cheap Jerseys Cn phrase on several occasions. “We’re not going to hang our heads. We’re going to get ready and not make the Cheap Jerseys China same mistakes next week.”

Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones suffered what might be a season-ending knee injury in the 40-38 loss to the Giants.

That’s because Bortles — who didn’t win the first-string job as much as backup Chad Henne failed to capture it — and his teammates kept their composure by driving 51 yards for a Jason Myers field goal.

“We knew it was going to be a crazy atmosphere,” Fowler said. “There were a lot Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale of great guys who did a lot of great things for that city and our prayers go out to everybody in Houston who suffered from that hurricane.

“But we’re going through it, too (with Hurricane Irma). We’re not going to go out feeling sorry for Houston because they had the hurricane. We didn’t care about that. We wanted to shut them down and get that first win to build our confidence.”

Jones, who is also the team’s primary kick returner, will have an MRI Friday morning.

Seattle’s DeAndre Elliott, a second-year cornerback from Colorado State, was carted off the field against the Raiders with a right ankle injury.

Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook wrapped up a superb preseason with six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville’s 13-7 win over the Falcons. The fourth-round pick from Oklahoma finishes the preseason as the NFL’s leading receiver with 13 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns.

Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs, a fourth-round pick from Tennessee, was 16 of 23 for 212 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. He also ran for the game-winning touchdown with two seconds Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys remaining in Pittsburgh’s 17-14 win.

NFL files appeal of Ezekiel Elliott injunction

The NFL has fought doggedly to preserve the six-game suspension Roger Goodell issued to Ezekiel Elliott. The latest step in that lengthy process is appealing the decision of a federal court in Texas to grant an injunction that will let Elliott play until his lawsuit against the NFL is completed. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the league took that step Monday morning.

And then Thursday night happened, when Kansas City hung 42 on New England.

That 42-27 win wasn’t driven by pick-sixes or fluky special teams plays that FPI sees as minimally predictive. No, it was a traditional offensive beatdown.

Quarterback Alex Smith chucked a couple deep touchdowns and was ruthlessly efficient with his usual short passes, altogether earning him a Total QBR of 91.8 for the game, second-best of Week 1. Passing plays that involved receiver Tyreek Hill were overwhelmingly positive. And while the ground attack didn’t add much from an expected points standpoint, rookie running back Kareem Hunt proved to be an asset in the passing game.

The Chiefs’ offense’s unit efficiency — a clutch-weighed version of expected points per play — was second-best in the league in Week 1, behind only the Vikings. That was pretty meaningful given that Cheap Jerseys China heading into the contest FPI considered the Kansas City to have the 10th-best offense compared to the Patriots’ second-best Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys defense in the NFL (although it downgraded the Patriots’ defense all the way to 16th after Week 1).

What’s more, Kansas City accomplished all that on the road.

1 thing new NFL fans should know about all 32 teams

So you’ve decided to become an NFL fan, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t let the number of teams, all with their own rich history, overwhelm you. You only need to know one thing about each team before making a serious (or perhaps just a casual) commitment to one of them.

Many factors go into picking an NFL team to follow. Some people have a favorite player, and some just love the uniforms. Others choose a team based on geographic proximity or the quality of play.

This is important for the offense because a) it defines the mismatches, and b) it eliminates a wide range of pressure options. If you’re in man-to-man coverage, it’s hard to bring pressure unless you play zero coverage, with no safety in the middle of the field. So there are actually simple giveaways to the coverages if you look closely enough. These giveaways are all in the formations and motions.

But at the same time, I don’t want that line to slide to me. By doing that, I really have to show a different stagger (stance) every time. I show four or five different stances of me coming, me not coming. I’m going to be in there, I’m not going to be in there, because I like to make some plays, some sacks now. I finally got my first couple.

The biggest surprise for the Texans was simply that head coach Bill O’Brien put Deshaun Watson in the game at all. Yes, the Texans’ offense was struggling and Tom Savage was unable to elude the pressure the Jaguars were bringing, but O’Brien spent all offseason and Cheap Jerseys America training camp saying Savage was the Texans’ starting quarterback and that Watson needed more time to develop. It will be telling Cheap Hockey Jerseys to see who O’Brien names his starter for Thursday night.

NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Times, TV channels, and live stream for Wednesday in Las Vegas

NBA fans were treated to some fast-paced action during the five-day Las Vegas Summer League. Now, they will get to watch the Las Vegas Summer League playoffs, which begins Wednesday evening. This is a single-elimination tournament where the first losing teams will get a chance to play one final consolation game. You can always look at the bracket, too.

Each player participating in the Summer League action will continue to show fans that they deserve to play on an NBA roster. They all have different skill sets that would make coaches around the league happy.

Jazz forward Eric Griffin has been a stat-sheet stuffer over the past two games, averaging 15 points, 10.5 rebounds, and four blocks. Griffin, 27, went undrafted in 2012 and has played overseas and in the NBA G league since then. Griffin can carve out a roster spot in the NBA if he keeps playing like this.

Bucks shooting guard Rashad Vaughn averaged 16.5 points over the last two games and has been playing really well over the summer. Like Griffin, Vaughn has a chance to make an NBA roster by maintaining his level of play.

Suns fans have to be impressed with rookie forward Josh Jackson, who averaged 17 points and 11.5 rebounds over the previous two games. Jackson, the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, has the length and strength to terrorize opposing players on the court. He can crash the glass on both ends of the floor, and he bulldozes his way to the basket for easy shots. Jackson has a lot of potential.

Even though Sacramento received quality production out of rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox, rookie forward Justin Jackson is averaging 16.5 points over the last two games. Jackson is a prolific scorer with length and athleticism. He’s skilled enough to create his own Cheap Pirates Jerseys shots and maneuver his way to the basket. Look for him Cheap Qld School Basketball Jerseys to have a strong performance against Phoenix.

The Cavaliers are a favorite against 29 out of 30 teams in the league.

The next move is where it gets complicated. The easy suggestion is to move Terry Rozier in a trade that brings back nothing, aka a salary dump. But even that doesn’t clear enough space. Same with trading Demetrius Jackson. Either of those moves would leave the Celtics still short of max space for Hayward.

So, that brings us to the tough decision. Most likely, both to clear space and return an asset or two, Boston will have to move on from one of their bulldogs: Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder or Marcus Smart. All three have become beloved in Boston for their defense, work ethic and hard-nosed attitude. Each embodies what Celtics fans love most in players. That makes it hard to envision trading any of them, but once again it is a necessary evil. You have to give to get. If it softens the blow any, think of it as trading one of these three for Hayward and whatever they get in return for Bradley, Crowder or Smart.

The Cavaliers are a favorite against 29 out of 30 teams in the league. Kyrie Irving is only getting better, and Kevin Love is a great, versatile option to have at power forward.

It might take an injury bug or a bit of luck to best the Warriors again in the Finals, but that’s better than doing it in the Western Conference Finals.

A lot can happen over the next calendar year, but if the Cavaliers run into the Warriors again without putting up any resistance, James may seek out greener pastures.

Teams can find a way to open up cap space and sign James outright. Even if he considers Los Angeles, the Lakers can build a team around him with a co-star like Paul George and/or any number of other marquee players on the market.

The East won’t be enough to hold James down in Cleveland after a while. He won’t lock himself into a situation where he can’t compete — just ask the Heat. James will do what’s best Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa for him next Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys summer, and that might be walking away from home for a second time.

Derrick Rose, Cavaliers agree to 1-year deal worth $2.1 million, per report

After completing his physical on Monday, free agent point guard Derrick Rose has agreed to sign a deal with the Cavaliers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. The move adds depth at the point guard position to a Cleveland team looking to make its fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance.

Rose averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists per game with the floundering New York Knicks last season — a team mired in controversy that finished 31-51 despite playoff aspirations to begin the year. He showed flashes of the player who became the youngest MVP in NBA history, but was saddled with off-court issues, including a civil sexual assault trial to begin the season, nagging injuries, and failing to report to a game without alerting teammates.

Regardless, Rose projects to be more of a help off the bench for the Cavaliers than Deron Williams, who scored a total of five points in the entire NBA Finals. The 28-year-old guard proved he can still score off the dribble with the Knicks, something the Cavaliers will need from the backcourt if they do indeed part ways with Irving.

Wow, that was a beautiful alley-oop — good even for an NBA player, in fact. Steph seemed slightly surprised by his wife’s newfound balling ability, captioning the post “No clue she had like that!”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Ayesha has proved she can ball — when she was nine months pregnant with Riley, she was shooting three-pointers like it was nothing:

It’s also worth noting that you rarely see Steph dunk — some fans had even joked that he can’t. But maybe he can only dunk when Ayesha is passing him the ball … and that means Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys we’re gonna need to get her a spot on the Warriors.

Steph, Klay, Draymond, KD, AYESHA?! NBA Finals, here they Cheap MLB Jerseys Free Shipping come … again.

Anthony would be a good fit in Oklahoma City.

Hindsight is always 20/20 — the Cavaliers should have done the Irving-for-George swap, straight up. But in that moment, the Cavaliers wanted a James-Irving-George trio to play with the Warriors on the perimeter.

That’s the most ideal trio for the Cavs, so it makes sense for them not to make that move. But the Cavaliers set themselves up for this by not having exit meetings to end the season.

And maybe the most essential part of all this is Anthony has to want to go to Oklahoma City. It’s not a secret that, at some point in his career, he wants to play with the banana boat crew of Chris Paul, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade. Oklahoma City doesn’t have any of those players and they aren’t going to.

It’s tough to see this going down. The two sides could always try to get a third team involved, but that’s always difficult to orchestrate. It’s a possibility, but I wouldn’t call it a likely one.

Anthony would be a good fit in Oklahoma City. He gives them the spacing and versatility they need on the wing to have an actual threat as a small ball power forward or as a scoring small forward.

The Thunder pulled a coup with Paul George because the Pacers lacked leverage. The Knicks lack the same thing here. Both sides have made it clear they’re eager for a split at this point. Anthony’s ability to reject any trade he doesn’t like is a big deal.

With two high usage players down low, Holiday doesn’t need to take many shots for the Pelicans’ offense to work. He’ll be their third option as a scorer, but will mainly have to work to distribute possessions between Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

He’s not the fastest guard, but is quick Cheap Kings Jerseys and shifty enough to get a step on his defender and drawing another. With Cheap Jordan Jerseys China two great finishers at the rim down low, dump-off passes are easy money.

Miami’s pitch is their beach lifestyle and one of the league’s best coaches in Erik Spoelstra.

Sure, you can say this was Phil Jackson being Phil Jackson as a team president. But the bottom line is the Knicks once gave up on a talent they had in hand that they ended up just buying back later.

Hardaway played fairly well last season, but this is an overpay. The reason the Knicks had to do it is because Hardaway is a restricted free agent, and Atlanta can match any lowball deal. They probably won’t match this offer, but the Knicks are going to pay for it down the line when Hardaway is making $19 million in the fourth year of this deal.

Miami’s pitch is their beach lifestyle and one of Cheap Jerseys Paypal the league’s best coaches in Erik Spoelstra. The Celtics brought Hayward to Fenway Park on Sunday, showing him a video featuring sports legends saying good things about Boston and a personalized message from David Ortiz. In Utah, Hayward’s meeting will take place in San Diego with the Jazz executives. Their pitch, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, will revolve around how Hayward’s role will continue to grow with the team, all while playing next to Rudy Gobert, an ideal teammate for him.

Well, Denver still isn’t a glamour market and the Nuggets missed the playoffs again, but they successfully signed a top free agent on Sunday. Welcome, Paul Millsap, to the Mile High City.

The Nuggets nabbed Millsap on a three-year, $90 million Cheap Jerseys Sell deal. It’s a move that makes for a crowded front court in Denver, but moving Kenneth Faried or not bringing back Mason Plumlee would fix that rather easily. Either way, Denver now boasts a killer duo of Millsap and Nikola Jokic, which should help the Nuggets at least keep up with the quickly improving Western Conference.

It was only January 2015 when the Hawks won 60 games, went undefeated in January, and saw their entire starting five get named Player of the Month.

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby joins NHL’s 1,000-point club, then nets OT winner

Sidney Crosby has another remarkable feat to add to his growing list of prestigious career accomplishments.

The Penguins captain assisted on Chris Kunitz’s first-period goal in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Jets to become the 86th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points.

In the third period, Crosby assisted on Phil Kessel’s power-play goal that tied things up 3-all. And he scored the game winner with 22 seconds remaining in overtime courtesy of a super-human pass from Evgeni Malkin to put the icing on Crosby’s three-point night.

Crosby, who entered his 757th game with 999 career points, required the fewest games among active players to reach 1,000 points. Former Penguins winger Jaromir Jagr had previously gotten there the fastest among active players at 763 games. Crosby is the third player in Penguins history with 1,00 points, joining Jagr and Mario Lemieux.

Okposo hasn’t played since March 27 and had played in just two of the 12 games before that because of a rib injury.

But he was held out of the Sabres lineup for the March 28 game and has been in a state of flux ever since.

There has been no official update by the team since it’s one statement on Okposo’s immediate condition: “Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms Wholesale NFL Jerseys from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time.”

However, according to the AP, coach Dan Bylsma addressed the situation, in a general Nike NFL Jerseys Supply way, on Friday: “It’s something we’re all playing with right now. It’s a difficult situation and a difficult time for Kyle and his family, and one we want to do everything we can to be with him and help him through the time that he’s in right now.”

The Sabres have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Okposo was fourth on the team with 19 goals and 45 points and was named an All-Star in his first year with the Sabres.