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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski sits with thigh injury vs. Buccaneers

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sat out Thursday night’s 19-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a left thigh injury.

The Patriots’ star tight end was a late addition to the team’s injury report Wednesday and had been listed as questionable for the game.

He had not been listed on the injury report Monday or Tuesday.

Gronkowski also didn’t appear to be ailing when he met with reporters late Tuesday afternoon. He played all 70 offensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers.

The report stated that days before Sunday’s game, Ford and the team talked about doing something other than kneeling during the anthem. She also told the team she would “donate both money and her name to community issues” of the players’ choosing.

“As a team, we came together, talked to Mrs. Ford, the owners, and we understand the issues for the most part, generally,” Lions running back Ameer Abdullah said. “Me personally, I definitely want to be an aid in growing the social awareness in this country, that it is a race problem in Cheap Jerseys PlUS this country.

“We do dance around the topic a lot and Mrs. Ford has come forward and said that as long a we compromise as a team and unify and make a unified demonstration, she’ll back us financially. So I’m definitely going to hold her to her word.”

Ford joined the players on the field with linked arms last week, but she did Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale not appear on the sideline Sunday in Minnesota.

Detroit won 14-7 Sunday after Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook left early with a knee injury. Only two Lions, linebackers Steve Longa and Jalen Reeves-Maybin, took a knee during the anthem before the game.

Why didn’t TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday?

With President Donald Trump’s attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league’s TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans.

Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past Cheap Jerseys NBA weekend.

Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let their home teams know it. The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd shots Sunday, so there was never a chance for viewers to see fans jeering players.

He caught a pass for 10 yards, broke a run up the middle for 17 yards, rumbled off the left guard for eight yards and then ripped off a huge 16-yard gain on second-and-20 from the Washington 40. On that possession, Hunt hurdled a diving, would-be tackler and put some ankle-breaking, Allen Iverson-esque moves on a couple of bigger defenders, all while operating in a space as confining as a phone booth.

Have the Giants finally found their new lead back? Let’s not go that far, but Gallman’s effort on Sunday surely caught my eyes. He led the team in running back snaps played, and he posted 42 yards on 11 carries, along with a receiving touchdown. His forte coming out of Clemson was being a particularly adept pass-catching back. For a running back-needy owner in 12-team or larger leagues, he’s a smart stash, especially if Paul Perkins’ rib injury lingers into Week 5.

That might be too much to ask this week.

It took just three weeks to get down to just two undefeated teams, and it took a fortuitous touchdown review to get the Falcons there. Matt Ryan had appeared to distance himself from his old ways before last week’s three-interception showing. The Bills caught every break possible against the Broncos, but one of them was harassing Trevor Siemian into some wretched mistakes.

The week concludes with the other unbeaten team, the Chiefs, who are getting downright scary on both sides of the ball. Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill are a major threat on any given snap. However, the Raiders’ offense was full of weapons, and Washington’s defense set the tone against them last week. But the Chiefs offense so far has been unstoppable.

After a somewhat routine first two weeks of the season, the Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth latter two have upped the excitement level for NFL fans, with a few unexpected losses by Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys several teams with Super Bowl expectations.

Let’s take a look at how players from the diaspora fared in week four, with a number of names shining in wins for their teams.

Cedric Ogbuehi (Cincinnati Bengals OT #70) – The Bengals left tackle didn’t start the game on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as coach Marvin Lewis decided to rotate his tackles, but in the 48% of offensive snaps that he did play, Ogbuehi had perhaps his best performance of the season.

The Texas A&M alum didn’t allow a single quarterback pressure or sack in the game, which the Bengals won 31-7. With his performance against the winless Browns, Ogbuehi may have done enough to give his coaches, and himself, a little confidence boost heading into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Rams’ awkward uniform combo draws criticism, confusion

The Rams’ Week 4 game in Dallas against the Cowboys gave fans their first chance to see what many assumed would be an odd uniform combo when Los Angeles revealed its new helmets during the offseason: those new white-and-blue helmets paired with the team’s old navy blue-and-gold away jerseys.

When the team unveiled its new uniforms in March, it made clear it would wear white at home in 2017 (like it did in 2016) but did not promote its away look in the event of a game like Sunday’s in Dallas, where the Cowboys traditionally wear white jerseys at home.

After collecting three sacks in Monday’s win over the Cardinals, Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence leads the NFL with 6 1/2 sacks. The Rams lead the NFL in scoring after three weeks and second-year quarterback Jared Goff has been sacked just three times, so Lawrence will have to earn everything Cheap Football Jerseys From China he gets Sunday.

Raiders QB Derek Carr is coming off the worst game of his career, but if anyone knows about recovering from tough losses, it’s his older brother, David, 23-56 as an NFL starter. Little brother is just 2-3 in his brief career against the division-rival Broncos.

Out since Sept. 6, Browns DE and No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett is expected to make his NFL regular-season debut against the winless Bengals. The Browns, also 0-3, can use the boost to a pass rush that has just six sacks. Both QBs could face heavy pressure — each team has allowed 11 sacks, fourth-worst in the NFL.

The Redskins, coming off a big win against the Raiders, lead the NFL in fewest Cheap Goalie Jerseys first downs allowed, so Monday’s game could be tight in the fourth quarter.

Saints might say goodbye to Drew Brees soon thanks to their own mistakes

It’s time for New Orleans to face reality.

Brees has masked the fact that the rest of the roster has not been seven win-worthy. That has only made matters worse for the long term in New Orleans.

The signs pointing to roster problems were clear in 2013 and ’14, when the Saints began signing massive player contracts and continuously deferring salary cap charges to future years. They found themselves having problems with their salary cap over and over again. Since 2015, the Saints have carried nearly $100 million in “dead money,” or cap charges for players no longer on the team. That’s $20 million more than any other team and about $55 million more than the league average.

He didn’t want credit; his credit is exerting his will on people on the field.”

The Bucs will likely be without starting middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (hamstring) and weakside linebacker Lavonte David (ankle), as neither have practiced this week or last. They’ll be replaced again by Kendell Beckwith and Adarius Glanton. Defensive coordinator Mike Smith raved about Beckwith’s performance against the Giants. “He didn’t blink.

He was very impressive,” Smith said. The key this week is seeing how Beckwith fares against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Safety Keith Tandy has not practiced this week because of a hip injury. Safety T.J. Ward (hip) returned to practice. If neither Tandy nor Ward can go Cheap Bruins Jerseys Thursday, the Cheap Basketball Jerseys Bucs would be forced to rely on rookie Justin Evans, who has yet to make an NFL start and played only minimal snaps on defense prior to last week. — Jenna Laine

With hit on Davante Adams, Bears take dirty turn in rivalry with Packers

The Bears were getting beaten up by the Packers on Thursday night. They deserve all the heat they get for the way they decided to let out their frustration.

With Green Bay leading 21-7 with less than five minutes to go in the third quarter, Chicago linebacker Danny Trevathan delivered a vicious and illegal helmet-to-helmet hit to Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams.

At the time, the Packers were backed up by a holding penalty and facing a long third-and-goal, and Adams caught the ball well short of the goal line. The red zone stop would have kept the Bears’ faint hopes of winning this game alive.

The comment set off a stir league-wide with the NFL, Pro Football Writers of America and the Association for Women in Sports Media all denouncing his comment as disrespectful and condescending. Newton also lost his endorsement deal with Dannon Yogurt.

“I’m a father to two beautiful daughters and, at their age, I try to instill in them that they can do and be anything they want to be,” Newton continued. “The fact that, during this whole process I’ve already lost sponsors and countless fans, I realize that the joke is really on me. I Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys learned a valuable lesson from this. To the young people who see this, I hope you learn something from this as well. Don’t be like me; be better than me.

“And to the reporters, to the journalists, to the moms — super-moms — to the daughters, the sisters and the women all around the world, I sincerely apologize and hope you can find the Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys kindness in your heart to forgive me.”

Browns’ Myles Garrett to remain sidelined Sunday vs. Bengals

Myles Garrett will need to wait at least another week before returning to action.

The Browns’ rookie defensive end is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Bengals as he continues to rehab his injured ankle, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources.

Garrett was anticipated to potentially make his regular-season debut in Cleveland after returning to practice this week, though it appears he still isn’t healthy enough.

Garrett suffered a high ankle sprain in practice on Sept. 6 and has yet to play. He was seen jogging and going through drills on Thursday, the day after coach Hue Jackson hinted he could be available for the team’s Week 4 matchup.

Carr left the game in the third quarter with a back injury after he was sacked by Shelby Harris and was hit by Adam Gotsis as he twisted awkwardly. Coach Jack Del Rio said Carr suffered from back spasms.

Four plays later, the Broncos sniffed out a fake punt on fourth-and-11 from the Raiders 33 and wide receiver Jordan Taylor stuffed punter Marquette King, who was whistled for Cheap Jerseys Direct unsportsmanlike Cheap Jerseys China NHL conduct for throwing the football at fullback Andy Janovich as he got up.

The Broncos took over at the Oakland 15 but McManus missed from 29 yards out.

Carr (10 of 18 for 143 yards) was replaced by Manuel, who drove the Raiders 73 yards for Tavecchio’s 38-yard field goal. Manuel finished 11 of 17 for 106 yards.

Restaurants react to NFL protests by refusing to show games

As reports continue to come out on how different NFL players, owners, and fans are responding to the protests during the national anthem, restaurants across the nation are making their own statement. reported seven restaurants released statements either through social media or a sign on the door notifying customers they won’t show NFL games and many of them are not afraid to lose potential business from taking a stance.

Carr, who signed a then-record five-year, $125 million contract in June, endured a fractured pinkie on his passing hand last November and a broken fibula on his right leg in Week 16.

He has passed for 753 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 67.9 percent of his passes thus far this season. But despite his presence on the practice field, Carr is still expected to miss at least this weekend’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens.

EJ Manuel will start at quarterback for Oakland against the Ravens.

Players can typically return to play as the pain allows, even as the bone continues to heal because of the low risk involved.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in a car Cheap Jerseys For Kids accident in 2014 and missed one game. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also missed only Cheap Jerseys Good one game after suffering two transverse process fractures in a game in 2014, the result of a knee in the back by Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson.