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Miami Dolphins 'trending' toward debuting QB Jay Cutler in this week's preseason game
The Miami Dolphins may be ready to unveil recently unretired quarterback Jay Cutler for his first game action with his new team.

" when asked if Cutler would be under center for Thursday night's home game against the Baltimore Ravens.,Head coach Adam Gase said Monday, but we’ll see what happens the next few days, “I’m trending in the area of yes

and he was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday.,Cutler bagged his new broadcasting gig with Fox a week ago in order to reunite with Gase, after Miami's Ryan Tannehill re-injured his left knee in a training camp practice. Tannehill and the Dolphins eventually opted for reconstructive surgery, his former offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears

Cutler initially found no suitors for his services after his contract with the Bears expired after an injury-marred 2016 season. But his familiarity with Gase's playbook made him the best fallback for Miami.

“He’s pretty much got the offense down, the D-line rushing. , it’s just more about timing, getting used to the receivers,womens Chidobe Awuzie Jersey," said Gase. "It’s more mental, just kind of that feel of when to turn the ball loose

so it’s probably going to be good for him at the end of the day when we start playing some other teams.","It’s happening fast

Cutler,womens Jourdan Lewis Jersey, his lone season working with Gase., Chicago's all-time passing leader and now entering his 12th NFL season,Authentic Xavier Woods Jersey, 21 TDs and a career-best 92.3 passer rating in 2015, passed for 3,Authentic Emmitt Smith Jersey,659 yards

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey could also be nearing his preseason debut as his recovery from a hip injury continues.

23-20.,Freeman scores but Falcons blew lead at Miami

scoring on a 15-yard reception from Matt Ryan as the Atlanta Falcons lost to the Miami Dolphins 23-20.,MIAMI GARDENS, Devonta Freeman looked the part in a brief appearance Thursday night, Fla. (AP) Now the NFL's highest-paid running back

scored to cap the Falcons' first preseason possession. New offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian's unit drove 36 yards for the touchdown after a 39-yard punt return by newcomer Andre Roberts.,Freeman, five-year contract extension, who agreed to terms Wednesday on a $41.25 million

The Dolphins' exhibition season began badly. Second-round draft pick Raekwon McMillan, hurt his right knee on Roberts' punt return and walked to the locker room accompanied by trainers., the front-runner to start at middle linebacker

Miami backup safety Walt Aikens also left the game in the first quarter with a back injury.

FALCONS 20,BOX SCORE: DOLPHINS 23

Undrafted rookie Damore'ea Stringfellow caught a 99-yard touchdown pass from David Fales in the fourth quarter. Neither is likely to make the team.

The Falcons, this time let a 20-10 fourth-quarter lead get away.,Authentic Chidobe Awuzie Jersey, who blew a 28-3 advantage against New England in last season's Super Bowl

Starters for both teams saw little or no action. New Miami quarterback Jay Cutler sat out, which went three-and-out after confusion forced the Dolphins to call timeout before their first snap.,Authentic Jourdan Lewis Jersey, and backup Matt Moore played one series

who then circled out of the backfield to make the catch in the flat and score untouched.,Authentic Ryan Switzer Jersey,Ryan played one series and went 3 for 3, when he faked a handoff to Freeman,womens Ryan Switzer Jersey, hitting three receivers for 32 yards. His touchdown pass came on fourth and 1

Freeman and Ryan celebrated in the end zone with a flying shoulder bump and hug.

Miami's second-team offense drove 40 yards to the Falcons' 20 before Atlanta's first-teamers came out of the game. The Dolphins then settled for a field goal.

Dolphins receiver Leonte Carroo, outmaneuvered C.J. Goodwin to catch a 33-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Doughty.,womens Xavier Woods Jersey, a disappointment as a rookie last year

The Falcons were on their third quarterback before the first quarter ended.

GOING LONG

cut twice to elude safety Marcelis Branch and raced down the sideline for his score to put Miami ahead to stay.,Stringfellow hauled in Fales' pass at the Miami 30

KICKING CONTROVERSY?

while second-year pro Mike Meyer made kicks of 30 and 53 yards.,Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey,Matt Bryant, missed a 47-yard field goal attempt for Atlanta, who's entering his 16th season

GROUND GAME

Atlanta's Terron Ward carried 11 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Kenyan Drake led Miami rushers with 21 yards in five carries.

SIDELINED

center Mike Pouncey and left tackle Laremy Tunsil.,Falcons first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley and receiver Julio Jones sat out. Among those not playing for the Dolphins were running back Jay Ajayi
What Adam Gase said Monday after Miami Dolphins practice
Here is some of what Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday:

Byron Maxwell: 'I would like to think Eagles messed up'

but Byron Maxwell is already looking forward to facing his former team. ,The Philadelphia Eagles don't hold joint practices with the Miami Dolphins for another two weeks

Philadelphia used that No. 8 pick to trade up to the No. 2 spot and select Carson Wentz. ,womens Chaz Green Jersey,The Eagles traded Maxwell and Kiko Alonso (along with the No. 13 overall pick) to the Dolphins for the No. 8 overall pick prior to the 2016 draft. Of course

$63 million deal. ,Maxwell doesn't forget that trade...and that the Eagles gave up on him one year into a six-year

Jim Irsay not sure of Andrew Luck's status for start of season

yeah,“Well, I would like to think they (messed) up,” Maxwell said to the Palm Beach Post. “Their season didn’t go too well. Yeah. And who says their season’s gonna go well this year? We’ll see. But I’m worried about the Miami Dolphins.”

finishing with 53 tackles,Maxwell had a bounce-back season in his first year with the Dolphins, four forced fumbles, two interceptions and 15 pass deflections. He finished with a grade of 84.7 by Pro Football Focus last year.

he had 64 tackles,In Maxwell's one year with the Eagles, 10 pass deflections, and two interceptions...allowing a 100.7 passer rating in 14 games.

Former Dolphin defensive coordinator Vance Joseph revived Maxwell in Miami. Maxwell has part of the NFL's 15th-ranked pass defense,womens Rico Gathers Jersey, despite the Dolphins ranking 30th in the NFL in total yards allowed, giving up the most yardage in a season in franchise history.

second year with my teammates—I know who can do what and we feel comfortable together,"Second year in the system,womens Byron Jones Jersey," Maxwell said. "I’m feeling good about the situation right now. I’ve got a great D-line in front of me that works hard, and that’s important. I’m feeling great.

but once you learn it,Authentic Chaz Green Jersey,“I learned that you’ve gotta play the defense,womens Taco Charlton Jersey, you’ve gotta put your spin on it and do what makes you comfortable. At the end of the day, it’s about getting the job done.”

Maxwell and the Dolphins will have joint practices with the Eagles during the third week of August.

Jim Irsay not sure of Andrew Luck's status for start of season

Miami Dolphins five burning questions of the week

Will Jay and Jay play Thursday night against Baltimore?

so he is cleared to practice which is a very good sign. He has sat out since the end of July,Of course I am referring to Jay Cutler and Jay Ajayi. Ajayi was just removed from concussion protocol today, after taking a vicious hit from safety T.J. McDonald in training camp. It is possible we do see Ajayi’s season debut Thursday night against the Ravens. We will have to wait and see how practice goes this week. As for Cutler, he has been practicing with the first team offense and head coach Adam Gase has said Cutler may play but he may not start. It all depends on Cutler’s comfort level in the offense. I think the decision on both players going into Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens is going to hinge on the next question on this list.

Who is in and who is out along the offensive line?

Last week against the Atlanta Falcons only one member of the Dolphins starting offensive line (right guard Jermon Bushrod) saw any playing time. Starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil sat out for personal reasons. Starting left guard Tim Larsen tore his biceps and will be out for months. Ja’Wuan James, the starting right tackle, is dealing with a shoulder injury and starting center Mike Pouncey is being brought along slowly after hip surgery last year. He may not see any live action until week one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Anthony Steen at left guard,Right now for Thursday night’s game it looks like a line of Tunsil at left tackle, Bushrod at right guard,Authentic Rico Gathers Jersey, Kraig Urbik at center,Authentic Byron Jones Jersey, and right tackle Eric Smith (who coach Gase has praised for his play against the Falcons). The Ravens’ dominant defense and having a patchwork offensive line has to make coach Gase a little hesitant to play Ajayi and Cutler.

Who is going to play middle linebacker?

it does make sense to have Raekwon McMillan playing special teams.,Authentic Randy Gregory Jersey,I know exactly what everyone is thinking right now. Why have your starting middle linebacker playing special teams? After last Thursday night I think I was screaming that question. Some of you Dolphin fans had the torches and pitch forks out already (you know who you are). Now that I have had time to think about it and calm down a little bit

Miami will be in its base defense about half the time and the other half mostly in the nickel defense. When the defense switches to the nickel, Authentic Taco Charlton Jersey,only Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons will stay on the field. McMillan would have only been playing about half the defensive snaps so that means special teams duty. So far it seems the answer to this question is Mike Hull. Hull spent this offseason working out with linebackers Sean Lee of the Dallas Cowboys and Paul Posluszny of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will get the start at middle linebacker Thursday night against the Ravens. Regardless of what happens Thursday night,womens Randy Gregory Jersey, I believe coach Gase is going to bring someone in either through trade or free agency. A lot of players are going to be getting cut in the coming weeks and there is bound to be some quality linebackers looking for work soon.
Texans sign wide receiver Bruce Ellington
Dres Anderson, DeAndrew White and Braxton Miller have all suffered injuries of varying degrees of severity recently,Womens Wayne Gallman Jersey,The Houston Texans signed Bruce Ellington on Friday following a string of injuries at the wide receiver position. Will Fuller, and the slew of existing young pass catchers on the roster did little to catch the eye in the preseason opener.

5-foot-9, 197 pounds,Womens Mark Herzlich Jersey, is a speedy slot receiver drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft after playing both basketball and football at South Carolina. He impressed with the Gamecocks with his ability to get open and make catches as a reliable target over the middle. He showed prowess in the return game,Ellington,Womens Joe Namath Jersey, too. Ellington averages 7.7 yards per punt return and has been a solid kick returner at the NFL level, and may be expected to compete for these roles in Houston

all with the San Francisco 49ers in his first two seasons. He was in line for a greater role offensively last year but suffered a severe season-ending hamstring injury. He failed a physical with the New York Jets after being claimed off waivers last week, but each team operates this process differently so this does not mean he will not be able to sign with Houston,Ellington has just 19 catches in his career, who have a roster spot open after tackle Terry Poole failed his physical last week.

Bruce Ellington should provide a boost to a Texans wide receiver group lacking in NFL experience and real speed. The state of his injury is unknown, but if he passes his physical and gets healthy he should be a strong candidate for a roster spot come early September.

Rookie QB Watson shines in Texans’ 27-17 loss to Panthers

Deshaun Watson reminded everyone why Panthers coach Ron Rivera — and many others — felt he should have won the Heisman Trophy last season.

Watson shined in his NFL preseason debut, completing 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards and running for a score in the Houston Texans’ 27-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday night.

who led Clemson to the ACC championship on this field last December en route to winning the national championship,Watson, received a rousing ovation from Tigers fans dressed in orange when he entered the game in the second quarter.

The cheers grew louder when Watson outran two defenders for a 15-yard touchdown — although Panthers fans tried to cover the celebration with boos.

” said Watson,“It was good just to get my feet wet,Authentic Wayne Gallman Jersey, who was pleased with his overall effort.

Houston’s first-round draft pick looked comfortable in the pocket,Authentic Mark Herzlich Jersey, stepping up to avoid pressure and getting rid of the football in a timely manner. He didn’t let penalties on his team affect him and didn’t turn the ball over in nearly three quarters of play.

an instinctive player,“He’s a smart player,Authentic Joe Namath Jersey,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said.

“For the first game out there I thought he did some good things. That’s a big jump from college to the NFL and I thought he handled it pretty well.”

Tom Savage went three-and-out on his first two possessions against Carolina’s first-team defense. Savage had better luck with Carolina’s starters out of the game, completing 8 of 8 passes for 67 yards on his final drive capped by a 16-yard TD run by Alfred Blue.

But it was a strong showing for Carolina’s defensive starters.

” Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said. “Overall,Authentic Eric Decker Jersey, the first half,“We put ourselves in good third down situations and we were able to execute and get off the field, the ones definitely had a good showing.”

Panthers veteran backup Derek Anderson looked sharp starting in place of Cam Newton,Womens Jamal Adams Jersey, who’s still resting a sore right shoulder.

Anderson completed 4 of 5 passes for 76 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin to finish with a perfect 158.3 QB rating.

who reported to training camp in good shape after being overweight in the spring,The 6-foot-5 Benjamin,Womens Eric Decker Jersey, made a leaping grab in the corner of the end zone to give Carolina the early 7-0 lead.

“I am feeling good again,” Benjamin said. “I am ready to get Cam (Newton) back out there so we can rebuild that chemistry.”

Texans: “I’m so happy to be back with my guys,” Watt said of his return. “It’s so much fun in my D-line room and being back out there with my teammates. That’s where I belong.”

Panthers: “It means a lot,Authentic Jamal Adams Jersey,” Byrd said after the first of his two TD catches. “It’s a dream of everybody’s to be able to play for an organization as great as this in the NFL.”
7 takeaways from Packers' preseason win over Eagles
The Green Bay Packers opened the preseason with a 24-9 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

Here are seven takeaways from the victory at Lambeau Field:

1. Trevor Davis might just have run away with the punt return job

Second-year receiver Trevor Davis walked the walk with a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first half. Before training camp started, the investment has paid dividends. Additionally, he sent video of himself catching punts to special coordinator Ron Zook. From the looks of it, Davis likely earned himself a roster spot, provided he keeps delivering in the return game.

2. Jeff Janis’ Modus Operandi is to polarize his fans and critics

He drops an easy catch to convert a first down, but he will need to develop some more reliability in his game, and on the next drive he catches a touchdown. The special teams ace continues to show a lack of consistency in the passing game. He’s explosive, especially considering the wide receiver position appears more and more competitive.

3. Rookies Josh Jones,Womens Landon Collins Jersey, Kevin King make mistakes, but flash potential

Struggles in the secondary were more-or-less expected in the first preseason game,Authentic Evan Engram Jersey, Josh Jones passes the eye test; he’s fast and plays with reckless abandon. As for King, especially for such a young group. Josh Jones whiffed on a tackle for a big gain in the second half and Kevin King surrendered an ugly score against Mack Hollins on a strong throw from an elusive Carson Wentz. With that said, he did have some stumbles,Authentic Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey, but he seemed to make up for it quickly afterwards. He’s already shown to be a more physical corner than his frame would indicate.

4. While physical at times, the secondary overall played soft

It’s impossible to know what each players’ responsibilities are on the field,Womens Davis Webb Jersey, but there were some lofty cushions out there for Philadelphia’s wide receivers. Quentin Rollins got beat on a ball in the first half where he wasn’t even within four yards of the receiver. King bit on a hitch and go after playing 10 yards off the ball at the snap. Miscommunications will happen, but the secondary needs to make it competitive if this defense is going to help push this team past its playoff plateau.

5. The defensive line looks stout

Dean Lowry showed up, driving his man back and getting into the backfield. Mike Daniels is a known quantity, confirming all of the training camp reports about him. He looked quick and powerful, and Kenny Clark got into the action, too. There were a few plays early on where the Packers definitely owned the line of scrimmage. Strong performances from the maulers up front should only make life easier on the Packers secondary.

6. Too many running backs, not enough carries

It was frustrating to see limited carries amongst the young crop of running backs. Ty Montgomery fumbled, Aaron Jones, and Jamaal Williams had only a few reps. Spreading time and carries between Montgomery, Williams, Devante Mays,Authentic Brandon Marshall Jersey, William Stanback and Kalif Phillips really limits the reps on which one can be evaluated. McCarthy may have to make some tough decisions sooner than later so a few of these players can showcase their skill.

7. It wouldn’t be football without injuries

It’s unfortunate, forcing him out of the game,Womens Brandon Marshall Jersey, but the injury bug has finally migrated back to Green Bay. Malachi Dupre took a vicious hit,Womens Evan Engram Jersey, onto a stretcher and into a local hospital. Early reports are positive,Womens Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey, but such an injury is never a good sign.

Don Barclay also went down with an apparent ankle injury. As a jack-of-all trades offensive lineman as well as the main backup center, his injury threatens an offensive line that is already lacking depth.

Like Dupre,Authentic Davis Webb Jersey, blindside crack-back block. He was taken out of the game and later confirmed to have suffered a concussion. Only one year removed from Sam Shields’ season (career?) ending concussion, Damarious Randall took a cringe-worthy,Authentic Wayne Gallman Jersey, Packers fans are well aware of how fickle these injuries can be. Randall needs as much work before the season begins, so any lost time has secondary effects beyond just his immediate health.

What it means?

Not a whole lot. McCarthy wasn’t too rosy about his team’s performance when he gave this tacit response at his post-game press conference:
NFL Week 1 Preseason Schedule
but the 2017 NFL preseason finally kicks off for every team this week. Week 1 features a full slate of 16 games with contests set for every day between Wednesday and Sunday.,Football officially returned on Aug. 3 with the Hall of Fame Game

Seven of the 16 Week 1 games are scheduled to be broadcast on national TV,Womens Aaron Rodgers Jersey, even though meaningful football is still a month away., though local TV channels will also carry the preseason action. Sportsbooks have set betting odds for the contests

Most betting lines are no more than three points since the games are unpredictable and the starters will barely see the field in Week 1. A few games, have been given notable odds., however

The New England Patriots are the biggest favorites on the schedule, giving five points to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, and they are 4.5-point underdogs in Friday night’s matchup., who won 11 fewer games than the defending Super Bowl champions in 2016. The San Francisco 49ers won 10 fewer games than the Kansas City Chiefs a year ago

who have a good chance to make the playoffs.,The New York Jets are the only home team that is an underdog in Week 1 of the preseason. They are expected by many to be the NFL’s worst team in 2017. New York plays their first exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans

No betting line is available for two of the Saturday night games at the moment. The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals are the only two teams that will be playing their second preseason game this week.

The Houston Texans will play in the first game of the Week 1 NFL 2017 preseason schedule. Pictured: J.J. Watt looks on before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 22, Massachusetts. Photo: Getty Images, 2016 in Foxboro

including TV Channels and start times. Betting odds are provided by OddsShark.,Below is the complete Week 1 preseason schedule

Cowboys hope Charlton can help lift saggy ‘D’

drawing a rebuke from the staff of the Dallas Cowboys for overdoing things when the defensive end turned up sore after missing all of his first season with a back injury.,Charles Tapper churned on an exercise machine early one morning at training camp

Tapper can’t help but think of himself as another rookie alongside first-round pick Taco Charlton, even though the former Oklahoma player has been in the NFL a year longer.Womens Darius Slay Jr Jersey,, also a pass rusher

He didn’t play a down in 2016,Authentic Marvin Jones Jr Jersey, before joining Charlton in the Hall of Fame game last week., preseason included

Both are promising young players trying to lift a Dallas pass rush that’s been mediocre or worse for three straight seasons,Authentic Darius Slay Jr Jersey, who beat them both times., two of them playoff campaigns that might have been longer if the Cowboys had put more pressure on Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers

“I feel like we’re in the same boat,Womens Bart Starr Jersey,Womens Jordy Nelson Jersey, who was chosen 34 picks before star rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth round last year.,” said Tapper

still trying to get that first sack and I’m still hungry for it.”,“Because I feel like I’m a rookie all over again. I’m still striving for that first (regular-season) game

The Cowboys believe Tapper’s speed can make him an effective rusher, long arms and athleticism., and they drafted Charlton out of Michigan because of his height (6-foot-6)

Dallas got Charlton with the 28th pick after finishing with the best record in the NFC (13-3) and losing to the Packers in a divisional playoff.

It was the third time in four drafts the Cowboys took a defensive end in the first two rounds.

2014) is looking for a breakout season after back issues slowed him his first three years.Authentic Aaron Rodgers Jersey,,DeMarcus Lawrence (second round

Randy Gregory (second round, suspended for at least the regular season because of multiple substance-abuse violations., 2015) is a washout so far

The possibility that Gregory’s career is over essentially before it started rates as one of the biggest reasons Charlton and Tapper are important.

“We count on both of them because they’re young, young legs, good,” defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli said. “We’ve got to get that part out of them. We’ve got to.”, fast, they’re healthy

Charlton, who had 9 1/2 sacks as a senior at Michigan and 18 1/2 for his career, but didn’t show up in the tackle stats., didn’t shine much early in his first camp. He played 16 snaps in the 20-18 Hall of Fame win over Arizona

In the past five Dallas drafts,Womens Marvin Jones Jr Jersey, the first-round picks have started at least 11 games as rookies. Three of them — center Travis Frederick, and the only game missed between them was Elliott sitting for the regular-season finale last season when the Cowboys had already clinched the top seed in the NFC.,Authentic Bart Starr Jersey,Authentic Jordy Nelson Jersey, right guard Zack Martin and 2016 NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott — were walk-in starters
Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens: Everything You Need To Know

The Washington Redskins kick off their preseason Thursday night with a road game against their nearby rival,Authentic Ziggy Ansah Jersey, the Baltimore Ravens. The Redskins are coming off an 8-7-1 season, and the Ravens finished 8-8., narrowly missing the playoffs

Here's everything you need to know.

Aug. 10,Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. EST.

Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Md., Baltimore

TV: NBC/CSN Mid-Atlantic

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

CSN Mid-Atlantic via NBC Sports App,Live Streaming: NFL.com Game Pass

Like the Washington, DC, then continue reading the story., Patch Facebook page below

"I would assume that Kirk Cousins is not going to play in the game against the Ravens. If he does, it will likely be able for only a series or two. That means that most of the action in the game will go to Colt McCoy and Nate Sudfeld,Authentic Derek Wolfe Jersey, Sudfeld will be the man to watch.", with McCoy getting the reps as the top backup. While McCoy may see the early snaps

CSN Mid-Atlantic:

"It's not how you start - Odds are the Redskins and Ravens will play their starters a minimal amount of snaps Thursday night,Authentic Justin Simmons Jersey, Josh Doctson and Jordan Reed all will definitely not play,Authentic Barry Sanders Jersey,Authentic Matthew Stafford Jersey, so guys further down the roster will have the chance to impress coaches. Offensively that means opportunities for guys trying to prove their value in Gruden's pass first system, especially at wide receiver. The coach was particularly vague about when he will pull his top line players, "I told everybody yesterday just get ready to play the game and then I’ll decide on the substitution patter." Pass catchers Jamison Crowder, Jeremy Sprinkle and Derek Carrier.", and it's unclear if Maurice Harris will play either. That means more opportunities for Matt Hazel, Zach Pascal, Brian Quick and tight ends Niles Paul

D.J. Swearinger mic'd up at Redskins practice

D.J. Swearinger is already making his presence felt for the Washington Redskins.

this despite it being only his second week in pads with his new club. ,The free agent signing has wasted little time establishing himself as one of the team's leaders

The former South Carolina star has brought a new energy to Redskins practices, with his outspoken nature adding a new element to the secondary and defense as a whole. With defacto leader DeAngelo Hall still out with a torn ACL, both with his vocalism and non-stop intensity. , Swearinger has filled in his role admirably

The Redskins secondary as a unit suffered from a lack of confidence at times last season, but judging by Swearinger's demeanor, but he himself has been hyped up by his head coach on more than one occasion. ,Womens Derek Wolfe Jersey, that won't be an issue in 2017. Swearinger has been hyping up his teammates regularly

and he's already proving to be an integral part of the team.,Womens Justin Simmons Jersey,Womens Barry Sanders Jersey,Womens Ziggy Ansah Jersey,Womens Matthew Stafford Jersey,He's exactly what the Redskins needed
Redskins vs. Ravens Preseason Live Updates: Week 1 score
Redskins vs. Ravens Preseason Live Updates: Week 1 score,Authentic John Elway Jersey, stats, highlights, analysis

the Baltimore Ravens. Womens Von Miller Jersey,Womens Trevor Siemian Jersey,,Just like that it is time for football season all over again. Tonight the Washington Redskins kick off their preseason against their beltway rivals

The result of tonight's matchup has no effect on the Redskins as far as the 2017 season is considered. But what happens in between the whistles will be some of the most important playing time for aspiring future Redskins.

as this is the first preseason game. Their time will come later in the next handful of preseason match-ups.,Don't expect Kirk Cousins and the rest of the starters to get much playing time at all

Maryland and will be aired on CSN Mid-Atlantic.,The Redskins-Ravens preseason game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here to provide all the live updates, score, stats, highlights, video and analysis from the Redskins and Ravens. If you have a comment about the game, be sure to leave a comment in the section below the article.

2nd Quarter

Redskins 0 ,Authentic Cole Beasley Jersey,End of 1st Quarter - Ravens 7

Ravens. ,Authentic Sean Lee Jersey,Authentic Von Miller Jersey,8:10 PM - Touchdown

West 1 run (Tucker kick)

Drive: 8 plays,Authentic Trevor Siemian Jersey, 57yards, 4:05

and it looked like Baltimore would settle for a field goal. Justin Tucker missed the kick but the Redskins were caught in an illegal formation. That gave the Ravens a fresh set of downs and on the next play Terrance West scampered 18 yards to the two. Two plays later West leapt over the goal line for the touchdown. ,Drive summary: Neither team had anything going until Redskins cornerback Jayron Holsey picked up a 23-yard pass interference penalty to give the Ravens a first down at the Washington 32. The Redskins stuffed Buck Allen on third and two

Redskins 0 ,Womens John Elway Jersey,Ravens 7

Offensive line issues prevent Redskins first-team offense from finding groove

Those hoping for the Redskins to come out in their first preseason game against the Ravens and cruise down the field for a touchdown were instead treated to two three-and-outs.

Washington received the ball first Thursday night, and on their first play from scrimmage, and showed that while Pryor has shined throughout training camp, Kirk Cousins slightly overthrew an open Terrelle Pryor over the middle. The play would've gone for a first down, he and his QB still have to fine tune some things.

The rest of the offense's time on the field was hampered by poor play by the offensive line, particularly up the middle. Cousins was sacked on third down on the Redskins' first drive, and on the next sequence, Rob Kelley had no chance of picking up a third-and-1 because a few Ravens got hold of him before he even reached the line of scrimmage.

Cousins was 1 of 2 for 5 yards. Kelley had the lone reception.,Womens Cole Beasley Jersey,Womens Sean Lee Jersey,On the night

One of the best NFL traditions is fans short-circuiting when their favorite franchise sputters a bit in the first exhibition contest. Cousins' agent is familiar with this yearly pastime:
Jim Plunkett details health problems, says 'My life sucks'
who led the team to two Super Bowl titles in the 1980s. Unfortunately, 15 years of football have taken a massive toll on Plunkett’s body,Authentic Trey Burton Jersey,Oakland Raiders fans no doubt have fond memories of quarterback Jim Plunkett, which he detailed in a revealing interview with the San Jose Mercury News.

“My life sucks,” said Plunkett. “It’s no fun being in this body right now. Everything hurts.”

getting artificial knees and a shoulder. He also dealt with an episode of Bell’s Palsy last year and is on a daily cocktail of pain medication, Plunkett has had a total of 18 surgeries over the years, telling the Mercury News,Now 69 years old, “I’ve got to take them every day to quote-unquote survive.”

tied for 15th most all-time among quarterbacks, Plunkett took an astounding amount of punishment. He was sacked 380 times, and that stat doesn’t track all the other times Plunkett got violently driven to the turf. He had at least 10 concussions dating back to high school,During his playing days, and believes he suffered many more.

the NFL banned defenders from hitting the quarterback after he threw the ball (anything more than two steps falls under this rule), which may have been a contributing factor to the amount of brutal hits Plunkett and his peers took. However,After Plunkett’s retirement, that new rule can’t reverse the damage done to Plunkett.

telling The Denver Post that “we’re concerned because we don’t know what the future holds.” While there is still much to be learned about the disease, which is an obvious worry among both current and former players. Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis expressed his own concerns, its impact on the game has clear ramifications on past, present,A recent study examined the donated brains of 111 former NFL players and found that 110 had CTE, and future players.

Plunkett is focused on educating young players about the risks of head trauma. He recently participated in a golf charity event with other former NFL players to raise money for brain trauma research. Plunkett has also taken to golf in recent years because “nobody hits you,Womens Donnel Pumphrey Jersey,For now,” which is a small relief after everything he’s been through.

Do the Broncos have a good chance at winning the AFC West division?

but even with the challenges that they are facing,The Denver Broncos are coming into the 2017 season with a lot of questions to be answered about their team. Who will be starting? Can they handle having one of the toughest schedules in the league? How will new head coach Vance Joseph do? There are many more,Womens Mack Hollins Jersey, is it possible we could see them win the AFC West division?

The Oakland Raiders are the favorites to win the division with their talent loaded roster, but the Broncos could shock everyone and take the division. The Raiders may have the better team on paper but we will see who really is better once the season starts.

Marshawn Mania in wine country: Lynch big hit with Raiders

dreadlocks swaying on a rare cool summer morning in Napa,Womens LeGarrette Blount Jersey, Marshawn Lynch plowed through the line, then juggled the football to the delight of hundreds cheering from nearby bleachers.

They raised phone cameras to capture the self-proclaimed MoneyLynch's every move. A film crew tails him at times, too.

back in that familiar No. 24 jersey,Womens Derek Barnett Jersey,It's Marshawn Mania in wine country. And Lynch sure seems to be loving the attention of his un-retirement, just different colors now that he's with his hometown team.

Lynch joined the Oakland Raiders on a restructured two-year deal following an April trade from Seattle, where he had retired following the 2015 season. Now he has a chance to keep Derek Carr and Co. contending for an AFC West title and a shot at the Super Bowl.

'' Carr said. ''He's going to protect the quarterback. ... He's good at that. Very physical. That part of the game is fun to him. I tend to like to slide or go over people, I think that's what he's going to do, and he likes to go through them,''He's going to run through some people's faces, so I don't have to do it.''

The Raiders returned to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years then lost in the wild card game at Houston last season without Carr, who went down with a broken right fibula Dec. 24 against Denver as Oakland missed out on a division title.

Lynch has brought some new life to an already deep and talented team.

''Let's go, Beast Mode!'' one man yelled as Lynch jogged by between periods.

There's no question Lynch has boosted the morale of a stung fan base dreading the Raiders' move to Las Vegas in three years.

a 23-year-old lifelong Raiders fan from Salinas,Alex King, sported his Lynch jersey with a leather vest over it and spiked leather cuff bracelets Friday in a front-row seat off the practice field.

'' King said. ''He's always been good for the city, he has never been a ghost and left his city. For him to come back to the team he's always wanted to play for,''I really like that he's doing a real good thing for his town, it's really good for the city and the team itself.''

led a bike ride through town in May and offered tickets to a water park for 2,Lynch has been even more visible in Oakland than ever. He saved a soul food restaurant,000 kids.

On the field, Oakland has a healthy quarterback and Lynch eager to take the ball and run.

The 31-year-old running back has quickly become a training camp phenomenon and big-personality bright spot for that ''Just Win, Baby!'' fan base.

'' coach Jack Del Rio said. ''I think of toughness and physicality. I think he brings those things to our football team. He's been a terrific teammate, I think of passion because he's a very passionate player,Authentic Donnel Pumphrey Jersey, been great from Day 1. Everything has been really outstanding with him and him joining us and fitting in with our guys. I think they love him. We love having him,''When I think of Marshawn,Authentic Mack Hollins Jersey, so it's great. He's healthy and in good shape and ready to have a good year for us.''

Lynch carried for at least 10 touchdowns every year from 2011 to 2014, including a career-best 13 during the '14 season to help lead the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl title. Lynch's 51 TDs rushing are the most in the NFL since 2011 even though he played just seven games in 2015 and was retired last season.

The Raiders can't wait to see him in pads and when it all counts.

''He's a fun guy to be around all the time. He's a great teammate. He's fun in meetings. He's fun in the meal room,Authentic LeGarrette Blount Jersey,'' offensive coordinator Todd Downing said. ''It's certainly nice to see him out there and running around and moving the way he is. We're really pleased with where he's at.''

Lynch already said the reason he even considered coming out of retirement was to give something back to Oakland before the Raiders depart for Sin City in 2020.

having played right there in Cal and grown up in the Bay Area,'' Del Rio said. ''It's awesome,''It's going to be good for all of us. It'll be especially nice for those that know Marshawn in a personal way that followed him throughout his career,Authentic Derek Barnett Jersey,Womens Trey Burton Jersey, so I'm sure it will be special for a lot of people.''
NFL Week 1 Preseason Schedule
but the 2017 NFL preseason finally kicks off for every team this week. Week 1 features a full slate of 16 games with contests set for every day between Wednesday and Sunday.,Football officially returned on Aug. 3 with the Hall of Fame Game

Seven of the 16 Week 1 games are scheduled to be broadcast on national TV, even though meaningful football is still a month away., though local TV channels will also carry the preseason action. Sportsbooks have set betting odds for the contests

Most betting lines are no more than three points since the games are unpredictable and the starters will barely see the field in Week 1. A few games, have been given notable odds., however

giving five points to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars,The New England Patriots are the biggest favorites on the schedule, and they are 4.5-point underdogs in Friday night’s matchup., who won 11 fewer games than the defending Super Bowl champions in 2016. The San Francisco 49ers won 10 fewer games than the Kansas City Chiefs a year ago

who have a good chance to make the playoffs.,Womens Nelson Agholor Jersey,The New York Jets are the only home team that is an underdog in Week 1 of the preseason. They are expected by many to be the NFL’s worst team in 2017. New York plays their first exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans

No betting line is available for two of the Saturday night games at the moment. The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals are the only two teams that will be playing their second preseason game this week.

The Houston Texans will play in the first game of the Week 1 NFL 2017 preseason schedule. Pictured: J.J. Watt looks on before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 22, Massachusetts. Photo: Getty Images,Womens Carson Wentz Jersey, 2016 in Foxboro

including TV Channels and start times. Betting odds are provided by OddsShark.,Below is the complete Week 1 preseason schedule

2017 Oakland Raiders Player Profile: TE Jared Cook

when the Raiders were winning 10 or more games a season,Authentic Sidney Jones Jersey,Back in the early 2000’s, his receivers were Hall of Fames Tim Brown and Jerry Rice. Fast forward to 2016. Last year’s version was led by franchise quarterback Derek Carr and wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. What the team lacked during Gannon’s period,Womens Rasul Douglas Jersey, the offense was filled with firepower. There was 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon slinging the football from sideline to sideline. Not to mention, is the same thing they lacked last season, a consistent tight end. General Manager Reggie McKenzie believes he’s found the guy through free agency.

Jared Cook signed with the Raiders in March to become their pass catching TE they’ve always desired. Cook has had an inconsistent career leading up to this point, he’s a top 15 tight end. The former South Carolina Gamecock started his career in Tennessee, but when his game’s on, when he caught 49 passes for 759 yards (career high) and three touchdowns. The next three years, he started to perform like many had hoped. Averaging nearly 50 catches a season and over 600 yards, back in 2009. Cook didn’t get his chance to shine until 2011,Authentic Nelson Agholor Jersey, including the last two in St. Louis,Authentic Carson Wentz Jersey, Cook looked ready to make the leap to the next level.

the Rams struggled on offense in 2015 and so did he. The following season,Authentic Alshon Jeffery Jersey,Unfortunately for Cook, he would finally have an elite quarterback to throw him the ball. A high ankle injury early in the 2016 season derailed those plans. He only played in 10 games and recorded his worst statistical season since 2010.,Womens Alshon Jeffery Jersey, Green Bay went out and signed the Georgia native to a one year deal. Many experts around the league felt this was the perfect situation for Cook. Namely

Cook’s has the speed and size to make plays down field and over the middle for the Raiders. Those skills were on display early during training camp last week. More importantly,Womens Sidney Jones Jersey,Standing in at 6’5” 250 pounds, so this anticipation will only grow as the season approaches.,Authentic Rasul Douglas Jersey, Cook’s and Carr’s connection and relationship on the field is growing. Offensive Coordinator Todd Downing came out this offseason and discussed his excitement for Cook in the offense. It’s hard to find a negative in his game

big things could be on the horizon for Cook.,Cook will have his opportunities to create himself a niche in the offense this season. If he’s able to stay healthy
2017 Raiders/Cardinals Preseason Game: What to Look For
On Saturday night, every snap counts. Cook looks to capitalize on his limited 2016 run. On the other hand,Womens Brian Dawkins Jersey, the Oakland Raiders venture to the desert and face the Arizona Cardinals. Many analysts see the Cardinals as a darkhorse candidate to surprise the NFC. Head Coach Bruce Arians leads a potent offense mixed with an opportunistic defense. In this preseason matchup, the two teams want to see what the roster looks like against live competition.If you tune in to watch Derek Carr throw the ball often, think again. Although his broken leg healed, no valid reason exist for him to step foot on to the field. With that said, look for Connor Cook and EJ Manuel to split snaps. With the battle for the backup spot closer than expected,Authentic Obi Melifonwu Jersey, the veteran Manuel looks to unseat Cook.

Granted, the passing stats will not count. Yet,Authentic Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey, the coaches will take note of three aspects:

While textbook form does determine success, Manuel will abandon his feet and launch a pass that sails. When you don’t have feet underneath, coaches look at how passers repeat their throws. In other words,Womens David Sharpe Jersey, can a quarterback maintain similar throwing motions through the game? For Manuel, that could be an area of observation. More importantly, how Manual uses his feet while dropping back is important. Often,Womens Marshawn Lynch Jersey, the ball sails out of the hands.

Pocket Presence

Again, Manuel is the veteran that most expect to dominate this area. Be that as it may, Manuel lacks the feel for the rush and will slide from phantom defensive pressure. Certainly, Cook fits the classic dropback passer, and he’s finding his way.

Readiness

In 2016, no one envisioned Derek Carr crumpling to the turf on Christmas Eve. Nevertheless,Womens Obi Melifonwu Jersey, Matt McGloin and Connor found themselves taking playoff drive snaps. Before McGloin fell to injury,Womens Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey, he looked determined to lead the Raiders. Meanwhile Coonor Cook bided his time. The Cardinals game will separate the prepared from the unprepared.

Spotlight

Outside of Mack and Irvin, the Raiders pass rush struggle for any consistency. Under those circumstances,Authentic David Sharpe Jersey, teams would double Mack and Irvin. Sooner or later, a defensive tackle must step up and play with reckless abandon. Any internal pressure frees up the outside. Latham and Vanderdoes must get up field versus a weaker Cards line.

Given these points,Authentic Marshawn Lynch Jersey, Raiders fans need to watch ignore the final score. In preseason doesn’t bring important score. In addition,Authentic Brian Dawkins Jersey, the only number to care about is zero. Teams need to realize that healthy supersedes false glory.

Jets claim WR Bruce Ellington ... then tweet a picture that's not him
The organization hasn’t made the playoffs since 2011 and at this point might be better known for the now infamous “butt fumble” than any success it has had since Super Bowl III. Their roster looks so bad for this season, everyone thinks they’re tanking.

The team even had troubles identifying its newest acquisition.

After claiming 25-year-old wide receiver Bruce Ellington off of waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, the Jets tweeted out a picture of their newest addition. No harm done and a good way to keep fans up to speed right? Think again.

In a move that can aptly be described as “Jetsy,” the picture wasn’t actually of Ellington, which would have been somewhat understandable. Rather,Authentic Howie Long Jersey, but someone from the Arizona Cardinals. It wasn’t even Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, the Jets announced the move and tweeted out a picture of Brittan Golden, a 29-year-old wideout with the Arizona Cardinals who has 223 yards receiving to his name in four NFL seasons.

Naturally,Womens Khalil Mack Jersey, the Jets have since deleted the tweet, but the power of screenshots will ensure it lives on forever.

Maybe the Ellington faux pas will be a good distraction – at least until Gang Green starts playing actual football games,Womens Derek Carr Jersey, that is.

Highlights from the speeches of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

What a fun, eclectic class the Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed on Saturday night.

In Canton,Womens Amari Cooper Jersey, click on the links below):, Ohio,Womens Gareon Conley Jersey, the seven new inductees were officially enshrined with each giving a speech that mentioned teammates, family, friends, coaches, and their journeys in general. There were some touching moments and some serious ones. Here are the highlights from each of the seven speeches (to read about each new Hall of Famer’s greatest moment

Easley was first to speak at the ceremony. Easley often mentioned his religious faith, and how grateful he was to to “Hall of Famer No. 306.” The most touching part of his speech came when he talked about his parents: his mother, has to stop.” A little later he said his teleprompter cut off, who fell ill last week and couldn’t attend Saturday’s ceremony, and her support when he left his home in Virginia for UCLA,” Easley said. “And all lives matter, and his late father. Easley got serious near the end of his speech and said he had a message that was important to him: “Black lives do matter, too. But the carnage affecting young black men today, from random violence to police shootings across this nation, so he finished his speech.

Memorable quote: “You see,Womens Howie Long Jersey, the world didn’t give it to me, this joy I have tonight,Authentic Khalil Mack Jersey, and the world sure can’t take it away.”

Early in his speech Taylor thanked his mother Georgia, telling his kids that he hoped he’d be remembered as “a Hall of Fame dad.”,Authentic Derek Carr Jersey, who he said was the toughest person he ever met. He continued talking about a tough upbringing and Georgia Taylor’s guidance while she wiped away tears. Taylor broke down crying himself when talking about his agent and friend Gary Wichard,Authentic Amari Cooper Jersey, who died in 2011, and said Wichard was the father he never had. He singled out many teammates,Authentic Gareon Conley Jersey, and also Alonzo Mourning, the former Miami Heat star who was in Canton. He also joked to Redskins owner Daniel Snyder that he “stole a lot of money” from him after not playing well in his one Washington season. Near the end of his speech he had another emotional moment

Memorable quote: “After about the fifth day of training camp my rookie year, between the two-a-days, you almost made me quit, the heat and humidity, Jimmy [Johnson, I went back to my room and called my mom and said, his first coach], ‘You know what mom? I don’t know if this NFL thing is for me.’ I was that beaten down after five days. She said, ‘Well you can come home and get a job or go to the military. Or you can get your butt to bed and get back to practice.’ So coach, but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m glad you kept pushing me and forced me to grow and become the player I am.”

Best of Jason Taylor's Hall of Fame speech

Watch the best moments from Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Washington Redskins defensive lineman Jason Taylor's Pro Football Hall of Fame speech.
NFL Patriots owner gives Brady's mother Super Bowl ring
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft surprised Tom Brady's mother with a Super Bowl 51 championship ring in recognition of her fight with cancer and its impact on the star quarterback.

Details of the gift were revealed when Brady spoke with ESPN about the prized symbol of NFL supremacy.

matching the most for any player,Brady captured his fifth Super Bowl ring, by sparking the Patriots from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in February at Houston.

Brady set Super Bowl records with 43 pass completions,In New England's 34-28 overtime victory, 62 throws and 466 passing yards as the Patriots rallied from a 28-3 deficit in the third quarter.

Galynn Brady,Brady dedicated the victory to his mother, and said it was made even more special as she was able to travel to Texas for the game.

76,Authentic Sam Bradford Jersey, Tom Snr,Authentic Stefon Diggs Jersey, revealed after the game that Galynn Brady underwent chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer throughout the 2016 season,Womens Julian Edelman Jersey,Kraft,Authentic Tom Brady Jersey, with Brady's father, telling the Boston Globe that her cancer treatments were concluded in April.

"We didn't know up until the very end whether she was going to make it to the Super Bowl," Brady told ESPN.

"She was a big inspiration for me and (Kraft) knew it. It was a great surprise to all of us when the ring showed up. She deserves it."

Falcons' Collins banned 10 NFL games for 2nd doping offense

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended for 10 days without pay for a second violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, the league said Sunday.

24,Collins, served a four-game suspension last season for his first offense. The league did not divulge details of Collins' latest violation.

"We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what (coach) Dan (Quinn) and I feel is best for the team."

Collins is allowed to participate in practice and pre-season games during his suspension, which starts at the beginning of the regular season.

Collins was projected to be a starter this season after filling in for injured star Desmond Trufant last season.

He started in Atlanta's Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots in February.

NFL odds 2017: Patriots clear favorites on AFC betting futures over field

The New England Patriots were virtually unstoppable last year, rolling to a Super Bowl victory with a 17-2 straight up and 16-3 against the spread record on the season. The Patriots are favored to win the AFC again this year and make their fourth trip to the Super Bowl in the last seven years.

New England is a +190 favorite to win the AFC at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. It's a steep price to pay, but an understandable one given the current makeup of the team.

who alongside Malcolm Butler will make up one of the best cornerback tandems in the NFL. And on offense,Womens Sam Bradford Jersey,Womens Stefon Diggs Jersey,The Patriots added an elite cornerback in Stephon Gilmore,Authentic Julian Edelman Jersey,Authentic Rob Gronkowski Jersey, New England traded for speedy wideout Brandin Cooks and will get tight end Rob Gronkowski back from injury. This team is built to repeat.

however. The Pittsburgh Steelers (+700 to win the AFC) and Oakland Raiders (+700) figure to be New England's biggest obstacles,Womens Rob Gronkowski Jersey,Womens Tom Brady Jersey,The rest of the AFC won't go down without a fight, while the Denver Broncos (+900) and Houston Texans (+900) could also get into the mix.

the Steelers fell to the eventual Super Bowl champion. Whether Pittsburgh can bridge the gap this season remains to be seen,Pittsburgh surged into the conference final against New England last season on a 9-0 SU and 7-1-1 ATS run. But for the second straight year, but this is one of the best teams in the NFL with an elite offense capable of shooting out with anyone.

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