Le’Veon Bell contract: What does franchise tag mean for Steelers’ star running back?

The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to use their franchise tag on star running back LeVeon Bell this offseason, NFL Media reports.

Bell, 24, is in the last year of his current Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale contract with the team.

The former Redskins quarterback appeared on Fox News’ Outnumbered, where he ripped into the reasoning behind giving Kaepernick the team’s most prestigious award voted on by players.

Theismann also said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell needs to make a stand on players honoring the national anthem and adopt a policy similar to that of the NBA, which requires all players to stand during the anthem.

I don’t agree with what he’s done, Theismann said of Goodell. As a matter of fact, the American flag… stands for the right to be able to do the things you want to do, to be able to stand up and have a difference of opinion. I agree with that part of it, but not when you’re on the job.

Kaepernick has sparked controversy throughout the 2016 season, kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and other civil rights issues in the United States.

Since MLB Statcast has been keeping the data in 2015, Aroldis Chapman has led the league with the fastest average pitch speed, a 100-plus mph four-seam fastball. With Chapman a bit banged up and only averaging 98.2 on his heater this year, there’s a new sheriff of speed. That would be Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys Cardinals set-up man Trevor Rosenthal, who has fired his four-seamer 307 times at an average of 99.2 mph. That pitch was coming in at 97.2 last season, and the 2-mph jump in 2017 seems to be making a difference, as Rosenthal has bounced back from a career-worst season.

Gambling sportsbooks lose big with Packers, Steelers upsets

Sunday was a thrilling day in Pittsburgh and Green Bay, as fans celebrated their team’s upset win in the NFL playoffs.

But it was Black Sunday in Las Vegas, as sportsbooks suffered what one gambling exec called colossal losses. Sportsbooks lost money on both games, as the 5.5-point underdog Cheap Heat Jerseys Packers and 2-point underdog Steelers both won.

MGM race and sports executive Jay Rood told ESPN.com his Cheap Giants Jerseys company’s loss Sunday is just colossal.

Wynn sportsbook director John Avello told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the Packers game was a big money loser.

We had a ton of Packer money lines and a ton of parlays on the over, Avello said. It was not a good weekend overall.

Westgate SuperBook assistant manager Ed Salmons told ESPN the weekend’s results, Can’t be worse. (They’re) awful.

The one thing that figured to give Houston a chance against New England was winning the turnover battle. Tom Brady (kind of) committed one early in the second quarter, when his pass bounced off Michael Floyd’s hands and into those of A.J. Bouye. The Texans corner returned the pick seven yards to the Patriots’ 27-yard line.

Houston would not be pushed around by New England on Saturday night not in the first half, at least. In fact, the opposite might have applied.

Houston entered the locker room trailing New England in total yards, 156-123, but the Texans had a huge advantage in time of possession, 18:40 to 11:20. The Patriots’ two turnovers were huge for the Texans to keep the game close, but Houston’s creativity on defense also made life difficult for the New England offense through the first 30 minutes. Rattled would be a good word to describe how the Patriots looked in the first half.

Chargers to announce move to Los Angeles, report says

The San Diego Chargers will be no more.

Unable to reach an agreement with San Diego city officials on a new stadium, Chargers owner Dean Spanos will announce this week he will move the team to Los Angeles, according to ESPN.com.

ESPN reported Wednesday night the announcement could be made as early as Thursday. Spanos had until Sunday to make a final decision, but has has already informed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of his intent to relocate the team, the report said.

As the NFL proves every year, a franchise divided cannot stand tall.

Another one of Elways tasks was finding the right head coach. Curiously, he picked the one whose team had finished with the NFLs worst record the previous season. Elway, though, hadnt forgotten John Fox enjoyed prosperous times with the Carolina Panthers before that 1-15 mark.

The affable Fox helped energize the Broncos. He also assembled a fantastic Cheap Epl Jerseys coaching staff that spawned three future head coaches in Mike McCoy (San Diego), Dennis Allen (Oakland) and Adam Gase (Miami). A fourth current Raiders HC Jack Del Rio came as defensive coordinator in 2012 following Allens departure.

This left one more task: Finding the quarterback who could lead Denver to its first Super Bowl win since Elway himself did it during the 1998 season. Tim Tebow provided a Cheap Football Jerseys From China spark that carried the 2011 Broncos into the playoffs, but Elway astutely realized that he wasnt the answer.

Peyton Manning was when he became a free agent in the 2012 offseason.

Texans’ us-against-world mentality is their best shot at beating Patriots

The main reason Houston has reached the second round of the AFC playoffs is because of its top-rated defense.

The main reason the Texans enter Saturday nights game at New England as a whopping 16-point underdog: its 29th-ranked offense and equally dreadful special teams.

He had eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. It was his 66-yard touchdown early against the Seahawks that set the tone in a 38-10 Packers victory.

Rodgers rolled away from pressure and flicked a perfect in-stride pass to Adams, who had gotten behind Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane.

Without Nelson, the Packers also will expect Geronimo Allison to step up. The undrafted rookie from Illinois came on late in the regular season with eight catches for 157 yards and a touchdown in the final two games.

Allisons 10-yard touchdown against the Lions in the regular-season finale was another result of Rodgers’ keeping the play alive and receivers working the scramble drill to perfection.

The guy makes crazy plays no matter what,Cowboys defensive lineman Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys Crawford said of Rodgers. I don’t know how he does some of the things he does passing that ball. We just have to keep our lanes and make sure we dont lose (containment) to make sure he doesn’t get out of Cheap DUKe Basketball Jerseys the pocket.

Cowboys’ loss to Packers reportedly sparked deadly fight between brothers

Sports can bring out the best in us, or in the case of two brothers in Las Vegas the worst.

Las Vegas police say two brothers got into a deadly argument following the Packers’ last-second win over the Cowboys on Sunday. The brothers, 40-year-old Justin Boyer and 46-year-old Robert Boyer, had to be separated after drinking and watching the close playoff game at a neighbor’s house, according to NBC Las Vegas.

The report, citing friends of the brothers who witnessed the altercation, said the Cowboys’ loss set off Justin Boyer, who retaliated by physically attacking his brother.

Fearing for his life, Robert Boyer stabbed his brother multiple times at the house across the street from Robert’s Las Vegas home, according to the report.

Williams became the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl with a historic performance against the Broncos. He finished 18 of 29 passing for 340 yards, four TDs and an interception. That included a legendary 35-point second quarter in a 42-10 victory.

Montana’s final Super Bowl victory might have been his best effort. He finished 22 of 29 for 297 yards and five TDs in a 55-10 blowout against Denver.

Young was nearly flawless during a performance in which he finished 24 of Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys 36 for 325 yards and six TDs in a 49-26 victory against San Diego. That Cheap College Jerseys gave San Francisco its fifth Super Bowl victory.

Cam Newton’s teammates poke fun at his birthday video by remaking it shot for shot

Several Panthers players were a little upset that Cam Newton didn’t invite them on his birthday party trip — so they decided to remake his famous video, shot for shot.

The new version of the video stars Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen, Ryan and Matt Kalil, and several other players. They might not be in a spectacular location with crystal-clear blue water, but they’re on a North Carolina lake and are roasting an entire pig — so it’s still a pretty good way to spend your weekend.

The gem of this recreated video might be Olsen admiring guard Andrew Norwell’s big booty.

He also forced Mike to take $80 for gas, and while he wanted to give them more, the brothers wouldn’t accept.

It seems appropriate that a team that’s publicly owned would have a pair of its fans help out a player like this. The Packers have some of the most diehard fans in the league — they’ve sat through games in temperatures as low as -13 degrees.

Head coach Mike McCarthy was impressed with everybody involved.

“It tells you about his commitment — both from our fans and Davon,” McCarthy said Tuesday via ESPN. “He knows the importance of it. [Practice] is so limited at this time of the year. And really, outside of Aaron [Rodgers] and maybe a couple other guys, you don’t have veteran players that are pre-CBA that clearly understand the importance of nine weeks as opposed to when you had 15 weeks.”

This is House’s first season back in Green Bay after spending two seasons Cheap Jerseys Mall with the Jaguars. He has to be feeling welcome in his return after an experience like that.

That’s some serious dedication by Chad and Mike. If anybody asks how much they love the Cheap Jerseys Outlets Packers, they’ll always be able to point to that night.

We might not have predicted Prescott’s meteoric rise

The Steelers continued a recent trend of investing in their defense, spending two of their top three picks (T.J. Watt, Cameron Sutton) on high-ceiling defenders and adding Tyson Alualu and Coty Sensabaugh in free agency. If Watt and Sutton can crack the lineup, Pittsburgh could field nine starters it drafted in Round 3 or higher since 2013.

Trading back one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 was genius, because the 49ers still got Solomon Thomas. Stocking up on some extra draft capital and getting the player the Niners were targeting anyway is a win.

We might not have predicted Prescott’s meteoric rise, but we’ll give it a shot this offseason and try to single out the one move each team made — whether during free agency or the draft — that we expect to make them better this season. Who knows? Maybe we’ve got this year’s Dak Prescott listed.

The Cardinals lost several defensive starters in free agency, but they held on to one key player: pass rusher Chandler Jones. Not only did they keep Jones in the fold, but they did it with a five-year deal.

Freeney admits he was “leaning” toward retirement had the Falcons defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

“I was kind of undecided before, but as it got closer, I was saying to myself, ‘Winning the Super Bowl and leaving would feel amazing to me,'” said Freeney, who already has Cheap Goalie Jerseys a ring as a member of the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. “The best year I ever experienced was the year that we won the Super Bowl. Wouldn’t it be great to leave like Jerome Bettis, Ray Lewis or someone Cheap Jerseys In The US in that type of situation?

No amount of locker-room drama can deflect from that.

The same for Baldwin, who has been raw about personal slights and about the most divisive societal topics. The same for Wilson, who for all the criticisms inside and out about his persona (from accusations of being overrated and coddled, to being “not black enough”) has navigated the land mines almost flawlessly.

They all coexisted — including Lynch, until he walked away before last season — and still do. They managed to coexist even when then-teammates (unnamed in the ESPN story, but long acknowledged as Golden Tate and Percy Harvin) fought before their first Super Bowl.

Their reasons for falling short have, and will in the future, hinged on being short on talent at positions the front office has failed to shore up, like the offensive line and the cornerback opposite Sherman. No amount of locker-room drama can deflect from that.

None will be a factor, either, when the Seahawks decide one or more key players isn’t living up to what they’re paying him. It’s worth repeating that this string of trade-Sherman stories Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl comes along as his salary cap hit goes to $13.6 million for 2017.

Those drugs and their distribution by NFL trainers were the focus of a federal lawsuit by former players who claimed they were over-prescribed medication to remain on the field. The league denied wrongdoing, and the bulk of the lawsuit was dismissed last month.

Although the 13 ex-players could have appealed the decision, court records reviewed Friday by Sporting News revealed that only two — Alphonso Carricker (Green Bay/Denver) and Reggie Walker (San Diego) — are following through on claims of intentional misrepresentation. The other Cheap Fishing Jerseys claims were Cheap Eagles Jerseys dismissed on statue-of-limitations grounds.

New video of Rex and Rob Ryan bar fight in Nashville

Now without Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist, the Jets are going unapologetically youthful at safety. Based on the early returns from sixth overall draft pick Jamal Adams, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Adams and second-round pick Marcus Maye are expected to form a rookie duo at strong and free safety. Fifth-year pro Shamarko Thomas is behind them, and free-agency pickup Corey White could add safety depth in addition to work at corner. Ronald Martin, Doug Middleton and Rontez Miles are the only other safeties on the roster.

With Revis gone at corner, the Jets added 2012 first-round pick Morris Claiborne after his disappointing five seasons with the Cowboys. They tendered Marcus Williams, and Buster Skrine returns as the primary nickel man. Behind the starters, though, is a group of young corners, including sixth-round draft picks Jeremy Clark and Derrick Jones. If Adams and Maye play as well as many expect at safety, cornerback might be New York’s weakest position on defense.

TMZ Sports has shared new video of the Rex and Rob Ryan bar fight in Nashville.

The video shows the former NFL coaches arguing with at least one man inside Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Sunday afternoon.

The man appears to be Matthew Havel, who filed a simple Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap assault report against the Ryan brothers, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

It looks like Rex loses his temper before attempting to hand Wholesale Jerseys Cheap him his margarita.

As Rex does this, he appears to spill the margarita on Havel and then accidentally knocks a female out of her chair.

Things only escalated from there, with Rob having to be restrained after placing his hand on Havel’s neck.

Dan Marino license plate could be coming to Florida

Dolphins supporters in Florida have long been able to express their fandom via specialty license plates emblazoned with the team’s logo. But what if your love for the greatest player in Dolphins history — and a cause close to his heart — supersedes your love for the team itself?

Police arrested Floyd Dec. 12 after he fell asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle at a traffic light in Scottsdale, Ariz. It was later revealed he had a blood-alcohol level of .217.

Phoenix’s Fox 10 reported that the Scottsdale City Court dismissed six other charges against Floyd from the incident.

The court sentenced him to 120 days in jail, with 24 of those days to be served at a Maricopa County Jail. He will serve the other 96 days in home detention. Floyd also must perform 30 hours of community service, and the court fined him $5,115.99.

After the Cardinals released Floyd, he signed with the Patriots and appeared in two regular-season games and the divisional playoff game, but was inactive for the AFC title game and Super Bowl.

An unrestricted free agent for the 2017 season, Floyd likely faces punishment, including a probable suspension, from the NFL, which had been waiting for the outcome of his case in court.

On one side you have Ryan, whose MVP award puts a tidy bow on stellar 2016 numbers which include the ninth-best passer rating of all time and a league-high in pass yards per attempt (9.3) and percent of passes thrown for touchdowns (7.1).

On the other side you have Brady fresh off setting the NFL record for best touchdown-to-interception ratio while losing one game all season. Together, these two quarterbacks have the Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys highest combined passer rating in Super Bowl history at 114.9.