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Why the Bears are leaning on 2 sophomores after failing to fill DE job

Look up any list of Bears needs before free agency, and this one was near the top. Fast-forward to days before the draft in April,Authentic Cedric Ogbuehi Jersey, and the gaping hole was still there, begging to be filled by Stanford’s Solomon Thomas or Alabama’s Jonathan Allen.

The Bears needed a proven starter at defensive end to team with nose tackle Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks.

They need one still.womens Nick Vigil Jersey

remains. But their search for a long-term answer is focused on two second-year players with one start between them: Jonathan Bullard, either via free agency or the draft. The steady Mitch Unrein, whom the Bears like as a rotation player,They’ll take the field in their season opener Sunday without a single new face at defensive end, who could start, and Roy Robertson-Harris.

“Explosive,” Hicks said. “Those two guys have the best get-off on the defensive line. They’re off the ball, they’re snapping and just firing, hitting holes. Two special young players, and I know they’re going to contribute in a special way. There’s a great opportunity.”

The Bears hope they seize it. If not,womens Kevin White Jersey, leaving the Bears with one of the least accomplished receiver groups in the league.,womens Eddie Goldman Jersey, they’ll find themselves in the same predicament they’re facing at wide receiver. General manager Ryan Pace entered the preseason thin at that position before Cam Meredith tore his anterior cruciate ligament

Robertson-Harris will make his NFL debut after sitting out last season,womens Hroniss Grasu Jersey, climbing from 269 pounds to 294.,Authentic Tyler Boyd Jersey, when he suffered heatstroke while preparing for training camp. The Bears switched the UTEP alum from outside linebacker to defensive end in the middle of the season. He began gaining weight

” defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. “He’s strong and athletic in there. He can bend for a tall guy.”,“It’s not like he’s had to work hard to get big

Robertson-Harris had two sacks and blocked a punt en route to becoming the biggest dark horse to make the Bears’ 53-man roster.

“It doesn’t matter where you come from,Authentic Nick Vigil Jersey, and stay healthy. That’s all that matters.”,” he said. “It just matters that you can play and do what Coach asks you to do

Fangio said — while retaining the explosiveness that convinced the Bears to draft him in the third round in 2016.,Bullard gained almost 20 pounds this offseason — he was actually too heavy at one point during camp

He had two tackles-for-loss in two preseason games before a gluteus injury caused him to miss the final two.Authentic Hroniss Grasu Jersey, Fangio said Bullard matured both physically and mentally after an uneven rookie season that included one healthy scratch.

“I was just a little hesitant. In certain situations,” the Florida alum said. “This is a completely different defense than I was used to., I didn’t know what to do

“[Now] I just understand everything more. I understand my role,womens Cedric Ogbuehi Jersey, I understand what the guys all around me are doing, I understand the defense better. They just put me in situations to make plays, and I made them.”

Bullard and Robertson-Harris both made those plays frequently enough that the Bears cut Jaye Howard, the former Chiefs stud who was recovering from offseason hip surgery. When the Bears signed Howard in May — a year after he signed a two-year, $12 million deal to stay in Kansas City — they believed he could start,Authentic Kevin White Jersey, if healthy. But Bullard and Robertson-Harris simply beat him out.womens Tyler Boyd Jersey,

“The emergence of those players,Authentic Eddie Goldman Jersey, that’s exciting to see,Authentic William Jackson Jersey,” Pace said. “They’re good, young players. Both of them are explosive. I couldn’t be happier with their development. I think you’ve got to credit [defensive line coach] Jay Rodgers a lot for those two guys,womens William Jackson Jersey,because I think they’re set for big years for us.”

linglifu634 35 days ago
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Bears OC: Kevin White has to be team's No. 1 receiver

The Chicago Bears are eager to line up behind Kevin White and proclaim the former first-round pick the No. 1 receiver.

What seemed inevitable when selected with the No. 7 overall pick in 2015 became a necessity after top wideout Cameron Meredith went down with a season-ending knee injury.

White has notoriously struggled to stay on the field,Authentic Xavien Howard Jersey, participating in just four games in two seasons.

Regardless of the lack of playing time and meager production, the Bears thrust all their optimism toward the third-year pro this week.

First up, Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains:womens Laremy Tunsil Jersey,

I believe [White can be a No. 1 wide receiver]," Loggains said, womens Xavien Howard Jersey,via ESPN.com. "And obviously he's going to have to be,"Yes, because he's the guy with the experience and he's talented and he should be in a featured role."

Next, starting quarterback Mike Glennon:

" Glennon said. "Kevin's got the size, Kevin will be just fine.","Yes,womens Craig Mager Jersey, the strength. He has what you're looking for. He hasn't been healthy. I think we just need to all give him the opportunity to be that guy and I think he'll show that this year. I have a real close relationship with him. I worked with him in the summer,womens Tyler Higbee Jersey, Kevin definitely can [be a No. 1],womens Pharoh Cooper Jersey, the athleticism,womens Jamon Brown Jersey, just the two of us and then all the time in practice. It might not show up in preseason games,Authentic Sean Mannion Jersey, but again preseason isn't the same as regular season as far as game-planning and all that. So

And finally, general manager Ryan Pace:

" Pace said. "Now he's got a chance to showcase it. The good thing is that he's strung together healthy practices. I think that was important for him. He has really only had one training camp. For him to be able to string together healthy practices and stack positive days,Authentic Laremy Tunsil Jersey,"I believe that he is, now we're set for him to have a big year for us."

The unwavering faith comes with little evidence. White has just 19 career receptions for 187 yards and zero touchdowns. The 25-year-old didn't particularly light it up in the preseason either.

the Bears need White to earn defenses' attention. If he can'twomens Sean Mannion Jersey,,The West Virginia product owns the size and speed combination to be that No. 1 threat in Chicago but must put it together. With Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton the next best options, an already limited offense would become asthmatically restricted.

" Glennon said. "Kevin's got the size, Kevin will be just fine.","Yes, the strength. He has what you're looking for. He hasn't been healthy. I think we just need to all give him the opportunity to be that guy and I think he'll show that this year. I have a real close relationship with him. I worked with him in the summer, Kevin definitely can [be a No. 1], the athleticism,Authentic Craig Mager Jersey, just the two of us and then all the time in practice. It might not show up in preseason games,Authentic Tyler Higbee Jersey, but again preseason isn't the same as regular season as far as game-planning and all that. So

And finally,Authentic Pharoh Cooper Jersey,general manager Ryan Pace:

" Pace said. "Now he's got a chance to showcase it. The good thing is that he's strung together healthy practices. I think that was important for him. He has really only had one training camp. For him to be able to string together healthy practices and stack positive days,womens Rob Havenstein Jersey,"I believe that he is, now we're set for him to have a big year for us."

The unwavering faith comes with little evidence. Authentic Rob Havenstein Jersey, White has just 19 career receptions for 187 yards and zero touchdowns. The 25-year-old didn't particularly light it up in the preseason either.

the Bears need White to earn defenses' attention. If he can't,Authentic Jamon Brown Jersey,The West Virginia product owns the size and speed combination to be that No. 1 threat in Chicago but must put it together. With Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton the next best options, an already limited offense would become asthmatically restricted.

linglifu634 35 days ago
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Bears cling to positives as offense regroups for third exhibition

Mike Glennon stood in the middle of the locker room Saturday night and spoke confidently as reporters gathered around. The Bears' starting quarterback clung to a positive. He was upbeat. He believed,Authentic Jabrill Peppers Jersey, that the first-string offense had taken a step forward against the Cardinals., dang it

Yes,womens David Njoku Jersey, Glennon threw an interception at the 5-yard line against the Cardinals starters.

Yes,Authentic Larry Ogunjobi Jersey, on the ensuing series the Cardinals dropped another interception.

But the Bears starters eventually got in the end zone. Never mind that their touchdown drive went for 44 yards against backups.

Glennon's interception?

"The way we responded,Authentic Howard Wilson Jersey, "is more important.",Authentic Zane Gonzalez Jersey," he said

That's the springboard the Bears are using to propel them toward Sunday's exhibition against the Titans in Nashville,womens Taco Charlton Jersey, the all-important third preseason game.

It's likely to be the starters' final and most extensive game action before the regular season. In each of coach John Fox's first two seasons with the Bears, he played his offensive starters into the third quarter for one series in the third exhibition.

That means one more week for Fox to work in rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the offensive starters if he so chooses. And although Fox on Monday echoed Glennon's assessment of the first string's improvement,Authentic Chidobe Awuzie Jersey, he left Trubisky's status undetermined when reporters asked whether he would have Trubisky work with the starters in the game or practice this week.

"We'll meet on that, and we'll keep you guys posted."," Fox said. "We'll talk

Considering Fox and general manager Ryan Pace have previously left no uncertainty about Trubisky's place in the quarterback order, the coach's open-ended answer will keep media and the fan base occupied until the Bears next practice Wednesday afternoon.

In the meantime, Glennon and Trubisky have some decision-making to polish.

Glennon acknowledged he shouldn't have targeted Kendall Wright on the out route Tyrann Mathieu intercepted. Only three receivers ran routes on the play against a seven-man coverage, leaving Glennon without convincing options. But Cameron Meredith on a fade route presented a lower risk.womens Larry Ogunjobi Jersey, t

On the following series, the defensive back dropped it. Kevin White was open over the middle at a shorter depth than Miller's route.,womens Jabrill Peppers Jersey, Glennon tried to hit Zach Miller off a bootleg rolling to his left but underthrew the pass. Fortunately for him

Trubisky also was nearly intercepted. On third-and-7 in the fourth quarter,Authentic David Njoku Jersey, Titus Davis was closely covered on a comeback route near the Bears sideline. Second-year cornerback Brandon Williams tipped the ball to himself and nearly made a diving catch.

"We had the one interception,Authentic DeShone Kizer Jersey," Fox said. "We could have had a couple more by a couple of quarterbacks. (We're) trying to eliminate some of those decisions to make it super clean."

Perhaps during the regular season,womens DeShone Kizer Jersey,the Bears running game will make it easier on the quarterback by forcing defenses to devote manpower to stopping it. At least that's what Glennon indicated Saturday when he said: "The foundation of our offense is going to be our run game and those guys up front."

Rookie Tarik Cohen had 77 yards on 11 carries,womens Howard Wilson Jersey, asking questions of Bears receivers that highlight a shortage of proven difference-makers who consistently separate from coverage.,womens Zane Gonzalez Jersey, and that helped the offense establish a rhythm. But the Cardinals caused problems for the passing game

"We've got room for improvement," Fox said of the receiver group.Authentic Taco Charlton Jersey

Up front,womens Chidobe Awuzie Jersey,at least, the Bears protected Glennon better Saturday than they did against the Broncos. As they continue to test contingency plans with left Kyle Long (right ankle) out, they tried Hroniss Grasu at center and moved Cody Whitehair to left guard.

"Our offensive line, especially the first group, was a lot more efficient," Fox said. "Our run game showed that. I think protection-wise showed that."

On Fox's balance sheet, all of those factors amounted to an overall positive. It helped that Glennon recognized the cover-zero blitz by the Cardinals reserves in hitting Wright for a touchdown., then

That was the type of play the Bears need more of against the Titans, a seed to help their confidence take root.

linglifu634 32 days ago
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Bengals’ youth and speed negated by Marvin Lewis’ questionable decisions vs Ravens

Much of the talk surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason was about how the team had gotten younger and faster in an effort to overcome some of its major deficiencies from last year.

But when game day finally got here, where was all of that youth that we had heard so much about? They were sitting on the sidelines, where all Marvin Lewis rookies sit on opening day.

On offense, John Ross, the Bengals’ first-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft and the man who set the NFL Combine record in the 40-yard dash with a blazing time of 4.21, was inactive as he attempts to recover from a sore knee. Ross was able to practice and probably could have played.womens Dion Dawkins Jersey,

Josh Malone, a fourth-round pick by Cincinnati this year who himself was one of the fastest receivers at the combine, was inactive.

Cincinnati’s starting offense featured fourth-year running back Jeremy Hill and second-year slot receiver Tyler Boyd, along with the incomparable A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert,Authentic Dion Dawkins Jersey, who,Authentic Nathan Peterman Jersey, when healthy, has proven to be one of the best in the business. Who needs youth when you have experience?

But that experience did not help the Bengals on Sunday. Eifert was not even targeted until late in the second quarter,Authentic Lorenzo Alexander Jersey, when he made his only reception of the day for four yards, and he got no attention on the Bengals’ three trips into the red zone.

Green finished with five receptions for 74 yards. But three of those receptions came on the Bengals’ first trip into the red zone early in the second quarter. Yet,womens Christian McCaffrey Jersey, inexplicably, Andy Dalton did not even look his way before tossing his first interception on a pass intended for Brandon LaFell.

But that’s OK. The Bengals have plenty of weapons on offense,Authentic Taylor Moton Jersey, so they don’t need the infusion of youth on that side of that ball,Authentic Harrison Butker Jersey, or so Lewis would have you think.

Last year’s defense was old and slow, and could not cover running backs and tight ends. So,womens Daeshon Hall Jersey, Cincinnati drafted speed rushers in Jordan Willis and Carl Lawson in the third and fourth rounds this year, and added the fleet of foot Jordan Evans in the sixth round. And then Lewis left them sitting on the bench when play began Sunday.

Lawson, despite the fact that Michael Johnson went out with a concussion early, saw only limited action, and finished with no tackles. Jordan Willis and Jordan Evans were also limited in the number of opportunities they were given, and both finished with one total tackle.

And the rookies sat, despite the fact that the Bengals’ more experienced group of starting linebackers continued to struggle in coverage. womens Nathan Peterman Jersey, Ravens running back Danny Woodhead was wide open on play after play during Baltimore’s opening drive, which resulted in a field goal. Only a hamstring injury to Woodhead saved the linebacking corps from utter humiliation.

Darqueze Dennard got the start at cornerback in place of the suspended Adam Jones, in spite of the fact that the speedy William Jackson III,Authentic Curtis Samuel Jersey,  who missed all of his rookie season with an injury, had a better preseason showing. And the Bengals paid dearly for that decision.

Late in the second quarter, who had just one catch and was rarely targeted. Maclin was clearly the No. 1 receiving option.,Dennard had man coverage on the fleet-footed Jeremy Maclin. Despite the fact that he had no safety or linebacker help inside,womens Lorenzo Alexander Jersey, and the play resulted in a 48-yard touchdown and a 10-0 Baltimore lead. Jackson was on the field, Dennard gave Maclin the middle of the field,Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey,but he was spending more time in the slot and on the other side against Mike Wallace

But Lewis’ aversion to playing rookies or first-year players was only one of many questionable decisions on this opening-day disaster of an afternoon. Everyone expected all three of Cincinnati’s running backs to see time on the field Sunday, but the idea was that one of them would establish a rhythm,womens Curtis Samuel Jersey,womens Taylor Moton Jersey, and the Bengals would stick with the hot hand.

Instead, Cincinnati moved its running backs in and out with no apparent reason. Giovani Bernard was able to find the most success,Authentic Daeshon Hall Jerseyand finished with seven carries for 40 yards. Bernard’s one reception went for 39 yards. His eight touches were not near enough.

Jeremy Hill contributed 26 yards on six carries and Joe Mixon finished with eight rushing attempts for nine yards and caught three passes for 15 yards. As much as everyone is rooting for Mixon to succeed, Bernard found the most success on this day and should have been more a part of the Bengals’ offense.,womens Harrison Butker Jersey

And then there was Dalton, Bengals’ backup quarterback AJ McCarron never even got warm., who finished with one of the worst days of his professional career. But, including one in the end zone, as bad as he was playing (he finished with four interceptions, and a fumble in the red zone)

linglifu634 32 days ago
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Zay Jones’ near miss costs Bills game against Panthers

The Carolina Panthers held on to win the lowest-scoring game in franchise history, 9-3 over the Buffalo Bills.

It was the first time the team won while scoring in single digits since a 9-6 win at Atlanta on Sept. 7,Authentic T.J. Green Jersey, 1997. Kickers John Kasay and Morten Andersen traded field goals in the only other Panthers game without a touchdown.

Former East Carolina receiver Zay Jones had the chance to end the touchdown drought in the final seconds of the game. The leading receiver in Pirates history and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award last season,Authentic Le'Raven Clark Jersey, Jones had two catches for 18 yards in the game. Both catches led to first downs on Buffalo’s drive in the final two minutes of the game,Authentic Phillip Dorsett Jersey, as the Bills sped down the field looking for the game-winning score.

On fourth and 11 from the Panthers’ 33,Authentic D'Joun Smith Jersey, with 11 seconds remaining,Authentic Henry Anderson Jersey, Jones blew past linebacker Thomas Davis, who appeared to lose his balance. Behind him was open field.

“You hope he drops it,Authentic Myles Jack Jersey,” Davis said,womens Yannick Ngakoue Jersey, recalling his thoughts at the time.

Corner James Bradbury left his man to try to get to Jones in time, but he was going to be too late.

“I saw him throw it,womens Brandon Allen Jersey, and I thought someone was going to be behind me,” Bradbury said. “That is my fault. I have to stay back.”

As he crossed the 10 yard line, with a four-yard lead on Bradbury, Jones turned to look for the ball, on its way from quarterback Tyrod Taylor. At the six, he jumped.

The ball hit Jones’ fingertips and bounced away. He ended up on his stomach at the three-yard line. The Panthers took over on downs and took a knee to end the game.

“We were coming out of a time out,” Jones recalled. “Coach saw a great opportunity to capitalize on the defense. Tyrod made a good throw. I just didn’t come down with the catch. I beat the coverage. It just didn’t bounce my way.”

“It’s a catch I’ve made a thousand times,” he continued. “I’m not going to make excuses for myself, just because I had to turn to catch the football. Ultimately,womens T.J. Green Jersey, it hit my hands.”

As the heartbreak of the moment hit him,womens Le'Raven Clark Jersey, Jones was met in the end zone by his quarterback,womens Phillip Dorsett Jersey, who was the first person to reach him.

“He’s a young player,womens D'Joun Smith Jersey,” Taylor said. “A lot is being asked of him. There are a lot of plays that are going to be made and a lot not going to be made. The main thing is to learn from it and continue to move forward. Don’t let that hinder him. Just learn from it. Brush it off.”

Taylor and Jones were joined by the rest of the offense,womens Henry Anderson Jersey,offering their support.

“It was very tough,” Jones said of the moment. “Especially because of the guys in this locker room,Authentic Yannick Ngakoue Jersey, who I play my heart out for and absolutely love. It’s just really difficult now. These are my guys. I love them to death.”

Of course,Authentic Brandon Allen Jersey, had Jones made the catch, the heartbreak would have merely shifted to the other side of the field.

“If he would have caught it, I would have been hurt,” Bradberry, who would have been the only other player in the highlight with Jones, said. “I probably would have cried. Fortunately, he didn’t catch it.”

The near miss also meant that Jones came within inches of being the hero, delivering a win in his return to the state.womens Myles Jack Jersey

“It’s always great to be in North Carolina,” he said. “It’s better with a win.”

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Nathan Peterman gets chance with Buffalo Bills' starters, impresses teammates

The Buffalo Bills wanted this third preseason game to be the one where the first-team offense got back on track. They wanted to gameplan a bit for the Baltimore Ravens and let quarterback Tyrod Taylor get back to playing a bit more loose and free.

Taylor was sacked and the back of his head slammed against the turf. Authentic Jourdan Lewis Jersey,He stumbled to his feet before trainers grabbed him and escorted him to the injury tent. Moments later,Authentic Demarcus Walker Jersey,But seven snaps into the game, the same trainers were taking him to the locker room. Nathan Peterman began warming up on the sideline while the Bills' defense forced a Ravens punt.

" Peterman said. "When you're the number two quarterback,"That is what you prepare for, you're always one play away. I'm extremely grateful for the chance to play."womens Demarcus Walker Jersey

Peterman's night wasn't one we'll remember for ages. Nobody who was at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday will be telling their grandkids about the time they saw Peterman come in for the Bills and establish himself as the starting quarterback. He went 11-for-23 passing for 93 yards. He led one touchdown drive, but it wasn't enough to incite a quarterback controversy.

watching your team respond to it makes me proud. The offense embraced him. He did some good things in the huddle.,"Tyrod's our starter, at times moved the ball. But we had some penalties that stalled some drives. The biggest thing I wanted to see Nathan do is handle the situation. And he did that. The whole team did that. Sometimes going through a situation like this," McDermott said after the game. "I thought Nathan came in and did a good job, as unfortunate as it is,Authentic Xavier Woods Jersey

we didn't move well enough. We still have a lot of work to do in all three phases.","Nate was poised. All reports from the huddle were that he was very composed and handled himself well. The offense moved at times, and, at other times

Peterman's teammates think he's ready.,Taylor traveled back to Buffalo with the team,womens Zane Gonzalez Jersey, but it's unclear how long he'll be out. If he misses time, Peterman is clearly the next man up. After seeing him in the huddle on Saturday

but it really is that. Anytime you can go from hanging out eating sunflower seeds to in the fire. It's important to stay mentally ready for when that happens. Be in the playbook and then go out there and play with confidence. I think he did a great job. He's been preparing hard and he's been having a good camp and good preseason so it was good to see him actually go out there and do it with us.",Authentic Chidobe Awuzie Jersey,"He was a good leader of the show out there,womens Jourdan Lewis Jersey, he had confidence. He slung the ball around. Felt like we had some rhythm when he was in there. It was good. In professional sports, especially in the NFL,womens Ryan Switzer Jersey," Bills guard Richie Incognito said. "It was a quick change. He came in, guys go down left and right. It's a cliche to say next man up

he kept coming back to the line ready for more.,Authentic Garett Bolles Jersey,Incognito had only been in the huddle with Peterman one other time before tonight. He was glad, because Peterman's snap count is a bit different than Taylor's. Peterman didn't look like someone who was overwhelmed by the moment. His statline was underwhelming, too, but he had a few third-down conversions negated by foolish penalties and also had a few passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. His protection was suboptimal. Still

he's tough and he plays good football.","I like Nate," defensive lineman Jerel Worthy saidAuthentic Taco Charlton Jersey,. "I like what he brings to the table. He keeps the ball moving. Our offense was doing their thing. At the end of the day, you like the confidence that he plays with. He's a product of (Pittsburgh coach Pat) Narduzzi, man, which is my old defensive coordinator. He's got a good mental makeup

who struggled to seven yards rushing on six carries and caught two passes for negative-two yardswomens Xavier Woods Jersey,,Even running back LeSean McCoy, saw something in the rookie.womens Chidobe Awuzie Jersey,

"He's going to be alright,Authentic Zane Gonzalez Jersey," McCoy said. "He looked good. The whole camp he's looked sure. He's a young guy who demands a lot of respect and confidence. He's making all the right reads and throws. I think he'll be good."

no touchdowns and two interceptions.,womens Taco Charlton Jersey,How good remains to be seen. He led the first-team offense to its only touchdown of the preseason. His numbers, while bad,Authentic Ryan Switzer Jerseyweren't any worse than Taylor's numbers for the entirety of the preseason. Taylor finished 14-of-29 passing for 100 yards

but if the team continues trending toward a disastrous 2017 season,There isn't a quarterback controversy in Buffalo yet,womens Garett Bolles Jersey,it won't be long before fans are clamoring to see the rookie.they will."

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Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander praises Ramon Humber: 'He's going to lock it down'

Lorenzo Alexander had a huge impact on the Buffalo Bills defense in the 2016 season. Initially signed to be a special teamer,womens Joe Haden Jersey, Alexander earned a starting role in Buffalo’s defense last summer. He took the opportunity and ran with it, as he recorded 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks for the Bills last season.

Alexander has now taken a leadership role in Buffalo’s locker room. When speaking to the media earlier this week, a linebacker who has a background that is shockingly similar to that of Alexander. Humber, 30, the 34-year-old praised Ramon Humber, was brought in by the Bills last season to play on special teams – but he won a starting linebacker role in this past summer’s training camp.

Humber was impressive in the team’s 2017 season opener, as he recorded a team-high 12 tackles.Authentic Joe Haden Jersey

“He’s going to continue to do that,” Alexander told the Buffalo News. “There’s certain guys that you know when you play with, ‘he’s probably just a teamer.’ But then there’s other guys like,Authentic Andy Dalton Jersey, you’re like,Authentic A.J. Green Jersey, ‘oh,womens A.J. Green Jersey, ‘this dude can ball no matter what.’ He’s one of those guys that we trust. We’re not out there like,Authentic Vontaze Burfict Jersey, that’s a weak link.’ That’s Ramon. We know he’s got it. He’s going to lock it down.”

Humber’s road to being a starting linebacker in the NFL has been a long one,womens Jim Brown Jersey, Humber signed with the Indianapolis Colts. After a two-year stint in Indianapolis, a road that features many twists and turns. After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft,womens Gary Barnidge Jersey, Humber signed with the New Orleans Saints. He would spend the next six years of his NFL career with the Saints before joining Buffalo in August of 2016.

“He’s old in this league now. People think that he’s younger than what he is, a lot of great teams,” Authentic Gary Barnidge Jersey,Alexander said. “He’s learned a lot of football. He’s been around a lot of great players, and he’s always been productive when he’s gotten his opportunity.”

Alexander was right. While Humber has never been a superstar, he’s always taken advantage of the opportunities he’s been afforded. While he’s only started 19 games throughout his career, he’s recorded 222 tackles.womens Vontaze Burfict Jersey,

Humber took advantage of another opportunity this past Sunday when he recorded 12 tackles and an interception on a two-point conversion against the Jets.womens Andy Dalton Jersey

Humber and the Buffalo defense will take on the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers in Week 2. If Alexander’s comments are any indication, Humber will have yet another big outing this week.

Lorenzo Alexander had a huge impact on the Buffalo Bills defense in the 2016 season. Initially signed to be a special teamer,Authentic Jordan Howard Jersey, Alexander earned a starting role in Buffalo’s defense last summer. He took the opportunity and ran with it,womens Jordan Howard Jersey, as he recorded 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks for the Bills last season.

Alexander has now taken a leadership role in Buffalo’s locker room. When speaking to the media earlier this week,Authentic Tyler Eifert Jersey,a linebacker who has a background that is shockingly similar to that of Alexander. Humber,womens Tyler Eifert Jersey, 30,Authentic Jim Brown Jersey,the 34-year-old praised Ramon Humber, was brought in by the Bills last season to play on special teams – but he won a starting linebacker role in this past summer’s training camp.

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Jim Kelly's Cancer Journey: Trophies, Tragedies and Triumphs

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly met with CURE to talk about his cancer experience.

In a dark,womens Donald Trump Jersey, empty office building a few yards from his foundation’s headquarters, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly scrambles to make sure he’s wearing his wedding ring. He won’t do an interview without it.

and his wife and his two daughters.,Authentic Antonio Garcia Jersey,Of all the labels that have been applied to the remarkable Buffalo Bills all-time leading passer over the years,Authentic Deatrich Wise Jr. Jersey, the one that fits him best seems to be “family man.” In an hour-long meeting that was intended to focus on his own cancer journey,Authentic Marshon Lattimore Jersey, Kelly kept turning the conversation to his brothers

“For me, whether it’s been in sports or in life. In the game of life,Authentic Ryan Ramczyk Jersey, my mother and father, I know that all the things I’ve been through – good and bad – I’ve always had a very good team around me,womens Marcus Williams Jersey, and, it’s been my five brothers, my wife and two kids, of course,” Kelly said.

that nobody has a story quite like his.,Kelly is hardly the only person to have played professional football, and there have certainly been other cancer patients. He’ll be the first one to tell you, though

and then to a patient of squamous cell carcinoma in 2013 and again in 2014.,Authentic Donald Trump Jersey,Fans of his sport watched the quarterback’s transformations from afar,Authentic Derek Rivers Jersey, as he evolved from a college football Heisman Trophy contender in 1982 to a father who would eventually lose his son to a rare disease in 1997,womens Derek Rivers Jersey, to a Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

a boy he and his wife Jill would name Hunter.,womens Antonio Garcia Jersey,Kelly retired from professional football at the end of the 1996 NFL season. While a sense of sadness at the thought of no longer competing in the game that he loved could have consumed him,womens Deatrich Wise Jr. Jersey, it didn’t even have the chance. Two weeks after his announcement,womens Marshon Lattimore Jersey,he learned that he would have a son

in which mutations in the GALC gene result in progressive damage to the nervous system. Kelly would respond by founding Hunter’s Hope,Authentic Alvin Kamara Jersey,Hunter would pass away at the age of 7 from a rare genetic disease called Krabbe leukodystrophy, research,a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness, and family care for people with Krabbe and other leukodystrophies.womens Ryan Ramczyk Jersey

and that’s going and making a difference – to never give up. womens Alvin Kamara Jersey, To make sure that you don’t treat your (loved one) like they’re dying. To treat them like they’re alive.”,“I think it was all preparing me for what I’m doing now

Kelly is hardly the only person to have played professional football, Authentic Marcus Williams Jersey,and there have certainly been other cancer patients. He’ll be the first one to tell you, though, that nobody has a story quite like his.

Fans of his sport watched the quarterback’s transformations from afar, as he evolved from a college football Heisman Trophy contender in 1982 to a father who would eventually lose his son to a rare disease in 1997, to a Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002, and then to a patient of squamous cell carcinoma in 2013 and again in 2014.

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Bills feeling short-term pain from forward-looking Sammy Watkins trade

How much do the Buffalo Bills miss Sammy Watkins? The first-half statistics of Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers tell the story.

Buffalo gained only six net passing yards through the first two quarters,Authentic Blake Bortles Jersey, the third-lowest output for the franchise since 2001. Only a loss to the Dolphins in December 2003 (minus-16 yards) and a win over Miami in September 2006 (minus-3 yards) saw the Bills produce fewer first-half net passing yards.

when Sammy Watkins caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns,The Bills' most first-half passing yards since 2001? That came in November 2015,womens Allen Robinson Jersey, and the Bills gained 236 net passing yards in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

That day was among Watkins' best with the Bills, and Sunday's defeat in Carolina might prove to be among the worst moments of Zay Jones' and Jordan Matthews' careers in Buffalo. But the difference between what the Bills were able to accomplish with Watkins and what they have thus far failed to do without him is striking.

The Bills are feeling the short-term pain before what they hope will be long-term gain of trading Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 second-round draft selection and cornerback E.J. Gaines.

the Bills' ultra-talented but often injured top receiver,Authentic Alex Smith Jersey, opposing defenses don't need to respect Buffalo's deep passing game or give extra attention to its wide receivers. Defenses can make stopping running back LeSean McCoy a priority,Authentic Justin Houston Jersey,Without Watkins,Authentic Marcus Peters Jersey, as the Panthers did successfully Sunday by holding McCoy to zero net rushing yards in the first half and only nine for the game.

whom they selected in the second round in April and have now thrust into a starting role. He caught one of four targets in the Bills' season opener, gaining 21 yards,The Bills are asking a lot of Jones, and snagged only two of six passes thrown his way in Sunday's game.,Authentic Jalen Ramsey Jersey,

22, was noticeably shaken in the locker room after his final target of the afternoon ended in crushing disappointment for the Bills. On fourth-and-11 from the Panthers' 33-yard line with 14 seconds remaining in the game and the Bills trailing by six points,Jones, Jones found open space in Carolina's defense,womens Blake Bortles Jersey, adjusted to Tyrod Taylor's pass and leaped near the end zone -- only to have the ball slip through his hands to essentially end the game.

and I did not make the play,Authentic Allen Robinson Jersey"The ball just came my way,womens Jalen Ramsey Jersey,Jones said. "I think it was a well-thrown ball. It was the perfect play to beat the coverage. I just didn't make the catch."

or if he was expecting a different route from his rookie wideout. It is also debatable whether Watkins would have made the play that Jones didn't,Authentic Tyreek Hill Jersey,It is debatable whether Taylor's throw should have been more accurate,womens Tyreek Hill Jersey, potentially giving the Bills the late touchdown and victory.

But odds are that the Bills would have produced much more than six first-half passing yards with Watkins. That anemic output helped put Buffalo in a 6-0 hole at halftime that could have been much larger if not for a valiant effort by the Bills' defense to keep the game close. The Bills ended the game with 107 net passing yards,womens Marcus Peters Jersey, 29 of which came on the final drive when Buffalo already would have had the game won if its offense had played on par with the its defense.womens Alex Smith Jersey," 

the Bills' passing game,The Bills' trade of Watkins -- and the subsequent surprise retirement of Anquan Boldin -- hurt Taylor,Authentic Travis Kelce Jersey, their offense and the team as a whole in the short term.

the Bills must eventually see returns. The additional second-round pick affords the team flexibility in next year's draft,womens Travis Kelce Jersey,If the deal is to pay off, while not paying Watkins past his rookie contract provides some financial leeway in 2018.womens Justin Houston Jersey,

none of that mattered. Taylor and his receivers did not get the job done, and unless McCoy is able to carry the Bills' offense going forward,But at least on Sunday, the results in Carolina could be repeated again this season.

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Bills not worried about criticism heading into showdown with Broncos、

After a strong performance in Week One and a less than stellar offensive output in Week Two,Authentic Jeremy Maclin Jersey, the Bills know they have to be better.

was just a lack of execution of my behalf and as a whole on the offense. Some plays we left out there that we definitely like to have back,Authentic Karlos Dansby Jersey,“My initial feeling after the game and after watching film,womens Justin Hardy Jersey,” Taylor said on Wednesday.

” McCoy added. “Simple as that. It is a different scheme but I do not think it makes that big of a difference. We have been doing this since camp and we know what to do,womens Mike Tolbert Jersey,“(Carolina) made plays last week and we didn’t,Authentic Markus Wheatont Jersey, what not to do.”

This week,Authentic Connor Shaw Jersey, it doesn’t get any easier for Buffalo.

Not only do they have to prepare for the best edge rusher in the game in Von Miller, but a secondary that has become known as the “No Fly Zone” with Chris Harris and Aquib Talib.

On Sunday the Broncos shut down Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys rush attack, limiting the All-Pro to just eight yards on nine carries.

Dak Prescott was also picked off twice and held to 238 passing yards.

Bills running back Mike Tolbert said there’s no sense of urgency for the group to put forth a better effort on Sunday.

“The beautiful thing about this team is we could care less what you think,” Tolbert fired back after being questioned on whether the Bills can still be an elite rushing unit.

“We could care less about what anybody outside this locker room thinks. You’re not out on the field with us. We know what we’re capable of, we just have to execute.”

Those same sentiments are felt by the receivers as well after accounting for 107 passing yards against the Panthers.

“Continue to try to make plays when they come to us,” Jordan Matthews said. “My mindset is to play to your strengths. You have to find a way to get in that window and make those plays. Tyrod has been grinding in the film room getting ready for (to play the Broncos) to have a good showing.”womens Karlos Dansby Jersey

There’s been plenty of criticism through training camp and the first two weeks of the regular season regarding the skill and big play potential following the departure of Robert Woods to free agency,womens Jeremy Maclin Jersey,Sammy Watkins after he was traded to the Rams and the retirement of Anquan Boldin.

The group isn’t approaching Sunday as a “prove it game” against one of the best secondaries in the league.Authentic Mike Tolbert Jersey,

what you just said didn’t motivate me anymore,“That,Authentic Justin Hardy Jersey, Matthew said.

well to speculate they’re not getting open and this and that.’ The defense we went against last week because it’s been a big top of conversation. They played zone. You’re saying how do you beat a man? Beat a man — we weren’t going again man. We were going against more zone. when their corners are squatting on routes and if you’re sitting on 10-12 and you’re doing short,womens Kendall Wright Jersey,“I think sometimes it’s easy to say ‘Ok,womens Markus Wheatont Jersey, out-breaking routes it makes it easier for corners to do their jobs.

“Our biggest thing is making those tough contested catches in coverage and in tight windows. As far as what the receiving corps looked like last year,womens Connor Shaw Jersey, are we talking numbers? Are we talking about skillset? I feel like guys in this receiving corps have both of those. Our biggest job is going out there and making plays.”

That could be easier said than done with Miller matching up against a shaking offensive line.Authentic Kendall Wright Jersey,”

Cordy Glenn was held out of practice on Wednesday as he works back from an ankle injury. If he’s unavailable rookie Dion Dawkins could be thrown into the starting lineup.

On the other side right guard John Miller and tackle Jordan Mills have continued to struggle.

Matthews joked,Authentic Jeff Driskel Jersey, “If there was a plan to win,When asked about the possibility of using quick throws to limit how much of an impact Miller could have on Sunday,womens Jeff Driskel Jersey, I wouldn’t say it on camera.”

“Obviously he’s a great football player,” Tolbert added. “We got to focus on what we do well and that’s running the ball. He’s a guy we have to game plan for because he can wreck a game.”

Tolbert had a front row seat to just how destructive the edge rusher can be.

The former Texas A&M standout was named MVP of Super Bowl 50 after recording 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles — both of which led to scores for Denver in a 24-10 win over Carolina.

“A guy like that, you can’t run away from” Tolbert said. “He’s a strong pass rusher and strong run defender and just as fast as us backs. You have to take the game to him.”

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Cam Newton faces a 'new normal' and it's been difficult

Last Thursday, a routine Coach Ron Rivera affords other Carolina veterans three days before games. Newton had little choice but to accept the breather for his arm, the Carolina Panthers restricted how much Cam Newton threw during practice. They would have preferred Newton took the entire day off, as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery. But coaches knew he wouldn't sit out completely.

" Rivera said Thursday. "He just won't. So this is the compromise - the new normal.","He's not going to take a rest day

Newton's season, in many ways, is about discovering how to operate in a new normal. It is a season of adjustment for Newton, and sometimes adjustments take time. The first two weeks of the season, despite two victories, have reinforced that the process may not be smooth.womens Jamaal Williams Jersey

The Panthers moved to 2-0 on Sunday with a 9-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills that echoed their Week 1 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Authentic Montravius Adams Jersey, Their defense dominated, cautious approach to using him and in his return from March surgery to repair a partially torn right rotator cuff., the offense looked sluggish and Newton struggled as he adjusted to the Panthers' new

The 2015 MVP finds himself leading an undefeated team, but also at a career crossroads. In the offseason, the Panthers asked Newton to change the way he played, to run less in an effort reduce the physical punishment on his body. Newton also underwent an operation that has clearly diminished his accuracy and may affect his throwing for the rest of his career.

Sunday showed the challenge he faces. Newton completed 20 of 32 for 228 yards, misfiring on several key throws. Trying to stay in the pocket behind a shaky offensive, Newton also took six sacks, including one that twisted his left ankle and nearly forced him to the bench. He heard his ankle crunch and felt cartilage move.

"Man," Newton said. "I didn't even want to say what I thought happened.",womens Michael Roberts Jersey, it was scary

Newton is also trying to regain confidence after 2016,womens Josh Jones Jersey, when the Panthers went 6-10 and he absorbed a frightening number of crushing hits. In many cases, referees failed to protect him from hits that either came late or to his head. The punishment he took last season would have affected any quarterback,Authentic Josh Jones Jersey,Authentic Jamaal Williams Jersey, and Rivera admitted in the offseason that Newton needed to rebuild his confidence.

The Panthers are trying to reduce those hits with changes to their offense.Authentic Kevin King Jersey,  They used the eighth overall pick on Christian McCaffrey and added speedster Curtis Samuel in the third round to give Newton more weapons, Newton has not shown he can make concessions while also producing at the level that made him one of the most powerful forces in the NFL.,Authentic Julién Davenport Jersey, and they spent $55 million on left tackle Matt Kalil in attempt to improve his protection. But so far

the execution part for him,Authentic Quincy Wilson Jersey,"He made some good decisions, we have to continue to work on it, push on him," Rivera said. "Just the operations part, press on him and keep holding him to his standards. He wants to be so good, but he is still developing and getting back into it coming off of the offseason surgery.",womens Quincy Wilson Jersey

Newton's discomfort nearly cost the Panthers. Late in the fourth quarter, on third and goal from the 2, Newton rolled to his right and saw McCaffrey running wide open in the right flat along the goal line. A touchdown would make the score 13-3 with less than three minutes left, effectively ending the game. It was an easy completion, one he has made so often, womens Julién Davenport Jersey,with a gentle flick of his wrist.

and the Panthers settled for a field goal. Given an opening,The ball sailed high, the Bills almost stunned Carolina, but Tyrod Taylor's long, nowhere near the reach of McCaffrey. Newton walked off the field, fourth-down pass drifted just over wide receiver Zay Jones's fingertips at the goal line. The late incomplete pass frustrated Newton, even after Carolina held on.

"Missing layups like that,Authentic Michael Roberts Jersey,it's uncalled for," Newton said. "I wish I had about two or three balls back,womens Kevin King Jersey,but that's in every single game. You know with those balls completed, the outcome of the game is potentially different. But again,womens Montravius Adams Jersey,that's the nature of the beast. I'm not going to be a pessimistic person about this whole thing. I'm just excited that we found a way to win the football game."

The missed throw illustrated the physical trial Newton faces. When Newton's accuracy has failed this season,womens Malik Hooker Jersey, his misses have mostly floated high over receivers' heads. Passes sail when a quarterback's shoulder drops, like a fatiguing baseball pitcher who can no longer get on top of the ball. As Newton confronts the effects of his surgery,Authentic Malik Hooker Jerseythe high passes are a sign his full strength has not returned.

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NFL: Can experimental collar device help with concussion crisis?

Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly,Authentic Jordan MillsJersey, is doing his part to aid scientific research into brain injuries and sports. ,Authentic Nick O'Leary Jersey, who has suffered two known concussions each of the past two seasons

Kuechly is the first NFL player wearing an experimental concussion prevention device called a “Q Collar’’ being developed by a Connecticut sports science company that has shown promise. Researchers were inspired by, woodpeckers and their ability to beat their heads against tree trunks thousands of times without any apparent damage., of all thingswomens Jordan Mills Jersey,

Mimicking how a woodpecker presses its tongue on its jugular vein, womens Charles Clay Jersey,the Q Collar, a C-shaped device that fits around the back of a player’s neck,'' the amount of blood in the brain increases so there is less room for the brain to slosh around inside the skull on impact., gently clamps down on the neck. By creating this “kink in the hose

creating a cushion that reduces "sloshing'' effect of brain inside the skull on impactwomens Nick O'Leary Jersey,. (Photo: Q30 Innovations/Priority Designs),The Q Collar by Q30 Innovations and Priority Designs. The device applies slight pressure on the neck which mildly increases blood volume in the brain

Kuechly’s high school, powerhouse St. Xavier of Cincinnati, leading to his involvement at the NFL level.Authentic Leonard Johnson Jersey,  High school hockey and soccer players are using the device as well as the military., has been part of a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital study using the device

“You want guys to be able to play and I’ve had one concussion the last two years and it’s not any fun, who has been asked by developers not to talk in depth about the device. “I think a lot of people are doing the best they can to figure out how to prevent it and hopefully this is something that can help.’’,’’ said Kuechlywomens Ramon Humber Jersey

including the final six games of last season when the Panthers shut him down., Kuechly has missed nine games the past two seasons due to his concussionsAuthentic Ramon Humber Jersey,“

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy,womens Jordan Poyer Jersey, a degenerative brain disease, was found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players (110 of 111) whose brains were donated for research,Authentic Jordan Matthews Jersey,many young NFL players have chosen to retire rather than increase their risk of developing CTE., the medical journal JAMA reported in July. In recent years

’’ said Panthers veteran coach and former Chicago Bears linebacker Ron Rivera,Authentic Charles Clay Jersey,The game has changed a lot, I listen. I wasn’t going to expose the player (Kuechly) to something I didn’t feel he needed to be exposed to. He was mad at me but I can live with that. It’s not just his health so he can play now, the type of conditioning, but I’m not doing it just to do it.’’, whose team hosts the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. “The way the players play, their strength and size. All this is different and it’s an unknown medical science. We don’t know. So when a doctor tells me something, it’s longevity and it’s his life. Luke deserves to be on the field every chance he getswomens E.J. Gaines Jersey,

Mimicking how a woodpecker presses its tongue on its jugular vein, the Q Collar, a C-shaped device that fits around the back of a player’s neck,'' the amount of blood in the brain increases so there is less room for the brain to slosh around inside the skull on impact., gently clamps down on the neck. By creating this “kink in the hosewomens Leonard Johnson Jersey,

creating a cushion that reduces "sloshing'' effect of brain inside the skull on impact.Authentic E.J. Gaines Jersey,  (Photo: Q30 Innovations/Priority Designs),The Q Collar by Q30 Innovations and Priority Designs. The device applies slight pressure on the neck which mildly increases blood volume in the brain

Kuechly’s high school,Authentic Jordan Poyer Jersey,powerhouse St. Xavier of Cincinnati,womens Jordan MatthewsJersey,leading to his involvement at the NFL level. High school hockey and soccer players are using the device as well as the military., has been part of a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital study using the device

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Gold Star family with diverse views finds unity after Bills protest during anthem

Bill Wilson was prepared to leave New Era Field and never return.Authentic Michael Johnson Jersey,

Kim Wilson,Authentic Clayton Fejedelem Jersey, his wife, braced herself and then punched Bill in his left shoulder,womens Brandon LaFell Jersey, a reminder to watch his temper if something unsavory unfolded before them. She, too,was ready to walk away from their Buffalo Bills season tickets.

Wes Wilson wished to see the exact scene that likely would drive his parents away.,womens Pat Sims Jersey,In the opposite corner of the stadium

Wes would have loved to see every Bills player kneel during the national anthem.Authentic Pat Sims Jersey

That would make me proud of Buffalo,Authentic Ryan Hewitt Jersey," Wes said before the game while tailgating with his family and friends, many of whom grew up — and at least one who served in the Army — with his late brother,womens Kevin Huber Jersey, Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson III.

one month after coming home to Getzville for his 27th birthday.,Billy Wilson was killed on an Afghanistan tour in March 2012

Wilson's parents and two brothers saw his casket covered with the American flag, an emblem of patriotism, heroism, the ultimate national sacrifice.

Yet even inside the same family, with parents and brothers devastated by the same soldier's death, opinions can diverge over what the flag and the national anthem mean.

Americans wondered what would happen when "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played in NFL stadiums for the first time since President Trump made incendiary remarks at a rally Friday night in Alabama.,womens Clayton Fejedelem Jersey,When dawn broke Sunday morning

Orchard Park was one of nine U.S. locations where Sunday's early games would take place,Authentic Brandon LaFell Jersey, with the Bills defeating the Denver Broncos,Authentic Darqueze Dennard Jersey, 26-16.

Trump had declared owners should fire "son of a bitch" players who disrespect the national anthem. The movement began last year with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick genuflecting on the sideline to raise awareness about racial oppression.

"We've lost a lot of soldiers,womens Darqueze Dennard Jersey, not just Billy,Authentic Russell Bodine Jersey," his father said. "We've met a lot of Gold Star parents who lost great soldiers. We need to stay united.

"It's not a black-white thing; it's an American thing. We're all one."womens Michael Johnson Jersey,

but Trump's comments provoked a striking reaction.womens Russell Bodine Jersey, Over 200 players participated in some form of demonstration Sunday; six did so a week earlier.,Demonstrations largely had petered out around the NFL

General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott also attended.,Authentic Kevin Huber Jersey,Bills players convened a meeting Saturday night to discuss how they should respond. Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula

Trump's comments caused a firestorm throughout the sports world. The controversy intensified Saturday, womens Ryan Hewitt Jersey,when Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to visit the White House, a tradition awarded to league champions.

the Jacksonville Jaguars played the Baltimore Ravens in London after more than a dozen players knelt for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and then stood for "God Save the Queen.",Sunday morning

an approach Wes later would describe as "schmucky.",The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans stayed in the locker room for their national anthem

an Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan. He stood just outside the tunnel with his hand over his heart.,The Pittsburgh Steelers handled the anthem similarly aside from left tackle Alejandro Villanueva

although they desired different occurrences.,The Wilsons were on alert at New Era Field

"People say kneeling is disrespecting the military, but I don't see it that distinctly," Wes said. "It's hard to separate the feelings we have for our flag from what other people have.

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Greg Olsen's Injury

The last time Greg Olsen missed a game? His second Sunday. Olsen sat out the first two weeks of his career with a sprained knee. He’s been up 160 consecutive games since,000-yard campaigns.,Authentic Ramon Humber Jersey, catching 625 passes and becoming the first tight end to post three straight 1womens Charles Clay Jersey,

That all came to an end Sunday, having caught just one pass for 10 yards, Olsen pulled up lame at the end of a route where he was neither targeted nor contacted. Perhaps confused, where Olsen was suddenly declared out. The post-game diagnosis of a broken foot seemed to belie the film, where, the Panthers first listed Olsen as “probable” to return. The tune changed at halftime, making the injury that much more frustrating.womens Nick O'Leary Jersey

32-year-old Olsen is likely to spend at least the next eight weeks on injured reserve,Undergoing surgery, and could quite possibly be staring at a season-ending ailment. Foot injuries have a way of lingering and incurring setbacks. That would be devastating for the Panthers, and have had trouble getting Cam Newton on the same page with Christian McCaffrey in the early going. , who lack any proven targets beyond Kelvin Benjaminwomens Jordan MatthewsJersey,

30-year-old Ed Dickson slides in as Olsen’s replacement. Once upon a time — 2011 — Dickson had some fantasy value as he split time with Dennis Pitta in Baltimore. History will not be repeating itself in Carolina, the options aren’t quite dire. On the veteran front, Ben Watson came alive on Sunday while Jared Cook continued his decent start in Oakland. Zach Miller was heavily targeted for the receiver-desperate Bears. Young guns Evan Engram,womens Jordan Poyer Jersey, O.J. Howard and George Kittle are all less than 50 percent owned in Yahoo leagues. Streaming will be the best approach, where Dickson has caught 64 passes in 48 games. He’s a blocker. Owners looking to make up for Olsen’s loss will have to venture outside the state of North Carolina. While not scintillating,Authentic Jordan Matthews Jersey, David Njoku, with the hope that someone might stick.

and ex-GM Dave Gettleman was unwilling to give him a contract extension. None of the $6.5 million he’s due in 2018 is guaranteed. Although fiercely loyal Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will be unlikely to move on,womens Jordan Mills Jersey,As for Olsen,Authentic Charles Clay Jersey, time probably has other ideas. That’s sad, this is probably the end for him as a fantasy force. He finished slow in 2016,Authentic Nick O'Leary Jersey,

early-week rankings,ditor's Note: Looking for a weekly edge in your fantasy leagues?womens Ramon Humber Jersey, but a late bloomer who spent years being underutilized in Chicago, at least Olsen had his moment in the sun. Get the Rotoworld Season Pass for projections, exclusive columns and chats with our experts and much more for just $19.99., WR & RB reports

Derrick Henry taking the wheel from DeMarco Murray.Authentic Leonard Johnson Jersey,  With Murray struggling and supposedly battling a minor hamstring injury, where a tired Jags defense couldn’t contain the colossal Henry. One half does not a changing of the guard make, sooner or later it’s going to come down. That probably won’t be in Week 3 against the Seahawks’ stout defense, Henry got the opportunity to close the Jaguars out in the second half. Close he did, but Murray’s slow 2017 start comes on the heels of his slow 2016 finish. Heisman Trophy-winning Henry was the No. 45 overall pick of last year’s draft, but when it comes to Henry and time in the Titans’ backfield, finishing with 14 carries for a new career-high (by 27) 92 yards. 10/87 of that came after the break,Authentic Jordan Poyer Jersey,which would have put him ahead of Joe Mixon and Kareem Hunt this spring. When he’s knocking at your door,womens E.J. Gaines Jersey, it might be only a matter of it.Authentic E.J. Gaines Jersey

he zoomed past Thomas Rawls on the depth chart,Chris Carson’s seizure of No. 1 status in Seattle. It only took one game for Carson to make Eddie Lacy a healthy scratch. For the second,Authentic Jordan MillsJersey,almost single-handedly preventing the Seahawks from suffering an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the 49ers. Pro Football Focus charted Carson as out-snapping Rawls 51-16. He out-touched him 21-5, as some of Carson’s teammates reportedly believed he “should have been the guy all along.” We’re guessing he will be going forward.,womens Leonard Johnson Jersey,and out-gained him 100-4. The performance came after coach Pete Carroll said earlier in the week that he was “anxious to see more” of his seventh-round back. He wasn’t the only one

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Inside the matchup: Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson against LeSean McCoy

When Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was in college at Stanford, he estimates he watched every single run made by Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy.

He wanted to style his game to be similar to the shifty,000 yards and caught the ball for almost 3,Authentic Clint Boling Jersey, who,Authentic George Iloka Jersey, since he entered the league in 2009,womens Vincent Rey Jersey, lightning-fast “Shady” McCoy,Authentic Aqib Talib Jersey, has rushed for almost 10,000.

McCaffrey and McCoy sometimes draw comparisons because of their line-up-anywhere playmaking ability,Authentic Chris Harris Jr Jersey, and their talent for making matchups miss.

training camp and the preseason,But McCaffrey is still a largely unproven rookie. So despite getting in “McCoy-esque” repetitions while defending McCaffrey throughout the spring, Carolina’s linebackers will have their hands full with the wily veteran experience and skillset of McCoy this weekend.womens Aqib Talib Jersey,

“He’s shifty,” said Luke Kuechly. “It’s fun to watch, he’s a guy that’s going one way one second and then the next second he’s going the other way, it’s fun to play against. But angles are important this week and understanding that he’s not like a normal running back that needs a second to change direction. He’s kind of changing direction right now. And that’s unique.”Authentic Vincent Rey Jersey,

McCoy has 27 touches last week in Buffalo’s victory against the Jets, for a total of 159 yards.womens George Iloka Jersey,

In fact, with routes run out of the slot,womens Clint Boling Jersey, the skew of McCoy’s touches – 22 carries and five catches on six targets,Authentic Demaryius Thomas Jersey, backfield and on the outside – compared to the rest of his team’s looked very similar to McCaffrey’s (13 carries and five catches on seven targets).

San Francisco’s linebackers defended McCaffrey well in the first quarter last week in a soft zone scheme that also relied on the speed of talented cover linebacker Reuben Foster to key in on McCaffrey within the zone formatting (Foster left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury). McCaffrey had just nine net yards on three offensive touches by the end of the first quarter.

so their attempts to limit McCoy will be exciting to watch. Limiting McCoy’s ability to operate in space will be key for the trio of Kuechly,Carolina’s linebackers are among the NFL’s most talented in coverage,Authentic Emmanuel Sanders JerseyThomas Davis and hybrid linebacker Shaq Thompson.,womens Demaryius Thomas Jersey

Jourdan Rodrigue and Joe Person talk about Christian McCaffrey's touches and how that affects the Carolina Panthers' offense. Next up: Buffalo Bills.

McCaffrey and McCoy sometimes draw comparisons because of their line-up-anywhere playmaking ability,womens Emmanuel Sanders Jersey, and their talent for making matchups miss.

training camp and the preseason,womens Chris Harris Jr Jersey,But McCaffrey is still a largely unproven rookie. So despite getting in “McCoy-esque” repetitions while defending McCaffrey throughout the spring, Carolina’s linebackers will have their hands full with the wily veteran experience and skillset of McCoy this weekend.

“He’s shifty,Authentic C.J. Anderson Jersey,” said Luke Kuechly. “It’s fun to watch,womens C.J. Anderson Jersey, he’s a guy that’s going one way one second and then the next second he’s going the other way, it’s fun to play against. But angles are important this week and understanding that he’s not like a normal running back that needs a second to change direction. He’s kind of changing direction right now. And that’s unique.”

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Julius Peppers said current Panthers defense is best he’s played on. Do Saints agree?

when Carolina only allowed three points and largely stifled Buffalo’s offense,After last Sunday’s game against the Bills, defensive end Julius Peppers said this year’s defense might be the best he’s played on in his 16 years in the NFL.

Then the Panthers went out and allowed a mountain of points to the New Orleans Saints a week later in a 34-13 loss. So, how do Peppers’ comments hold up in hindsight?

“Definitely a great defense still,” Saints running back Adrian Peterson said. “Probably the best duo at the linebacker position when you talk about (Thomas) Davis and (Luke) Kuechly.”

the Panthers had only allowed 120 rushing yards all season. The Saints single-handedly bested that number Sunday, running for 149 yards on 27 carries. Mark Ingram had the majority of those (56),Coming into their matchup with New Orleans, followed by Alvin Kamara (37) and Peterson (33).

“They have a great defense and I respect that,” Ingram said. “Those guys have one of the best defenses in the NFL. It was more about us than it was about them.”

Perhaps, but the Carolina defense did itself no favors either. On New Orleans’ first offensive possession alone, receiver Michael Thomas had five catches for 50 yards and a score.

“When we watched them on film,” Thomas said. “They’re a stingy defense, we knew what we were going up against,Authentic Matt Paradis Jersey, don’t allow points.”

the Saints proved to be the exception to that idea.,Authentic Shelby Harris Jersey,At least for one week though

Ted Ginn’s Carolina homecoming

The last time Ted Ginn Jr. scored at Bank of America Stadium, not against them.,womens Shaquil Barrett Jersey, it was for the Carolina Panthers

In fact,womens Ronald Leary Jersey, Ginn came out with a ‘W’.,Authentic Domata Peko Jersey, the last two touchdowns Ginn scored in this stadium were under almost identical circumstances. Both were 40-yard bombs to the same end zone. Both times he burned the secondary down the middle of the field. And in both games

The only real difference in the two games was that Ginn just switched jerseys.

Last November,womens Jamaal Charles Jersey, his score only added to the Saints’ 34-13 trampling of the Panthers., his touchdown helped Carolina sneak out a 23-20 win over New Orleans. On Sunday

“It felt great,Authentic Jamaal Charles Jersey, to get a win felt great.”,” Ginn said of scoring against his former team. “Coming back to my stomping ground that I’ve known for so many years

Ginn played three of his 11 years in the NFL for Carolina, he signed with Carolina’s divisional rival as a free agent., including last season when he caught 54 passes for 752 yards and four touchdowns. This offseasonAuthentic Max Garcia Jersey,

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, said after the game he was glad to finally have the speedster on his side., who watched Ginn’s touchdown last season

” Brees said. “Ted’s been a great addition ... he’s very versatile.”,“Man it was greatAuthentic Menelik Watson Jersey,

Saints say,Remember Newton the MVPwomens Shelby Harris Jersey

and he did nothing to change that narrative by tossing three interceptions in Sunday’s loss.,womens Domata Peko Jersey, Cam Newton was rusty in Carolina’s first two games

no example more obvious than in 2015 when he led Carolina to the Super Bowl and won MVP honors along the way.,Much of that criticism has been linked to Newton’s offseason shoulder surgery and the limited time he had before the season to get into a rhythm with his offensive counterparts. Newton of course has a history of quarterbacking excellence

a different question began to present itself Sunday: Can Newton regain the form that once made him so dominant.,But after a third consecutive lukewarm performance

His teammates have been adamant in supporting Newton, one of the men who picked him off is still in Newton’s corner., but even in the wake of his Sunday nightmare (Newton finished with the third-worst passer rating of his career)

“Obviously you’ve seen the weeks prior and he’s had some errant throws,womens Matt Paradis Jersey,but you’ve gotta remember two years ago Cam’s the MVP. He’s a dynamic player, the way he extends plays.”,Authentic Shaquil Barrett Jersey,” Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro said. “People can say what they want. He’s gonna bounce back. I’m not gonna sit here and dog Cam Newton. He’s a superstar – let’s not forget his legs

Another Saints defender, was more outspoken about his defense’s ability to prey on Newton’s still-rehabbing arm strength.,womens Menelik Watson Jersey, defensive end Cameron Jordan

“My young dogs were eating,” Jordan said. “Kenny Vaccaro,Authentic Ronald Leary Jersey,pick. P.J. Williams, pick. Marcus Williams,womens Max Garcia Jersey, pick.

“My defense was balling.”

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New Orleans Saints' offense finally clicked,Authentic Alec Ogletree Jersey, and Michael Thomas played a big part in that

Michael Thomas didn’t want to get on a plane to London with a loss hanging over his head.

Being trapped inside an airplane after another disappointing result sounded like the formula for a long ride in a chamber of misery. Thomas was determined to stop that from happening.

So were all of his Saints teammates.

“Ultimately, me,womens Trumaine Johnson Jersey, personally,Authentic Johnny Hekker Jersey, I wasn’t trying to fly to London with 0-3,Authentic Rodger Saffold Jersey,” Thomas said. “There was no way. That’s all that was on my mind the whole game.”

Whatever the source of motivation,Authentic Jay Cutler Jersey, this team finally looked like the one that has some things figured out during Sunday’s 34-13 win over the Carolina Panthers. It was a unit with promise and ability. The young defense finally played its part. The offense performed like one that’s coached by Sean Payton and led by Drew Brees.

None of those things were happening the first two weeks, and the last point was the most surprising aspect of the early losses. The offense didn’t look like itself in those games. The timing was off. The Saints couldn’t score in the red zone the first week,Authentic Cody Parkey Jersey, and then it couldn’t move the ball on third down in Week 2 against the Patriots.

On Sunday, in the last game New Orleans will play without wide receiver Willie Snead,womens Matt Haack Jersey, who will return next week from a three-game suspension, the offense finally clicked and pieced together its most efficient performance of the year.

The stats don’t read like a vintage Payton-and-Brees performance. The Saints have scored 30 more points in 78 games since 2006. The 220 yards Brees passed for and the 362 total yards the offense gained both ranked as the sixth-lowest marks in those games. And yet, it never felt like the offense was posting thin numbers —the benefit of having a good defensive performance

Maybe it was because the offense had a plan that appeared to exploit all the weaknesses in what was the NFL’s top-ranked defense entering Sunday. It started off early with Thomas, whose performance ended up being one of the big keys to the passing offense.

The second-year wide receiver did most of his damage on the opening series, and his first two catches came as standard fare — lined up on the outside against a cornerback. Then the Saints started getting creative. On Thomas’ third catch, he started out as the outside receiver until running back Alvin Kamara motioned out of the backfield, which caused the cornerback to kick outside to cover Kamara,womens Alec Ogletree Jersey, leaving Thomas on linebacker Thomas Davis. The wide receiver easily beat the linebacker for a gain of 11.

“We knew that motion played with them a little bit,Authentic Trumaine Johnson Jersey,and we wanted to take advantage of that,womens Greg Zuerlein Jersey, have something else to create mismatches,womens Johnny Hekker Jersey,” Kamara said.

“Sean Payton’s been playing these guys for 11 years now,womens Rodger Saffold Jersey,” wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. said. “He knows what will get them confused and what happens to them and when you do a lot of different motions. It helped us out in our game plan,and that was one of our key points.”

The Saints ran the same action three plays later, and,Authentic Matt Haack Jersey, again, the cornerback followed Kamara outside leaving Thomas against a linebacker and safety in space. He turned a curl into a quick gain of 12 yards. Thomas finally capped the drive by beating a cornerback on a corner route for a touchdown.

By the end of the drive, Thomas had five catches for 50 yards. He finished with seven catches for 87 yards. But the way he set the tone early paid dividends the rest of the game.

“It was big. We got a matchup on a linebacker a couple of times,” Payton said. “They have some off-ball coverages. womens Cody Parkey Jersey, He’s just one of those guys that I think is really good after the ball is in his hands.”

Much like the Patriots last week,Authentic Greg Zuerlein Jersey,  the Panthers made some adjustments and appeared intent on taking Thomas away by throwing double coverages at him. All that did was open things up for other players.

One example on this came when Carolina threw two defenders at Thomas on a wheel route, womens Jay Cutler Jersey,which left Ginn in man-to-man coverage with cornerback James Bradberry. Ginn won the matchup for a 40-yard touchdown.

Between his seven receptions and the one by Ginn, Thomas was involved with generating at least 127 of the offense’s passing yards, and it all started with racking up all those yards on the opening drive.

A similar thing happened last week against the Patriots when Thomas was doubled in the end zone, which left Brandon Coleman in one-on-one coverage for an easy touchdown on the other side of the field. Whether it’s him or someone else, Thomas is fine with creating opportunities no matter how they come.

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Ron Rivera: Panthers don't have special packages just for Christian McCaffrey

the Panthers don’t have special packages for rookie running back Christian McCaffrey., Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted to set the record straight on Friday: No

some of them with the former Stanford running back as the primary target.,womens Spencer Pulley Jersey,What he said they have is an offense with packages that include McCaffrey

‘Oh,“It’s funny, you don’t. You just have the guy in and it may start with him," Rivera said as he looked ahead to Sunday’s home opener against the Buffalo Bills. “Everybody says, you have all these packages for one guy.’ No, but if they give you a different look we won’t force it.

hand the ball off. ... This is just our offense. Personnel groupings are the difference.",“If they’ve got seven in the box

The Panthers used a lot of those groupings in Sunday’s 23-3 season-opening victory at San Francisco to give opponents something to think about when preparing for them.

" Rivera said. “If you line Christian up over here and only do one thing with him,“That’s all part of it, you’re motioning him over here, well then they’ll know. Now you’ve got him over here, you’re running this and that action ...

to show it to people so now they’ve got a lot to work on.",womens Antonio Gates Jersey,“That’s why you do it

McCaffrey was in for 70 percent of the offensive snaps (47 of 67) against the 49ers. He rushed 13 times for 47 yards and caught five of seven targets for 48 yards.

except McCoy was more the featured back instead of a running back,womens Keenan Allen Jersey,His role wasn’t much different than that of Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy, slot receiver,Authentic Russell Okung Jersey, wide receiver and fullback like McCaffrey.

McCoy also played 70 percent (54 of 77 plays) of his team’s snaps. He rushed 22 times for 110 yards and caught five of six targets for 49 yards.

more of an all-purpose back like him.,McCaffrey actually grew up studying McCoywomens Kenny Wiggins Jersey,’

“In college I probably saw every single run there is on him,womens Tre Boston Jersey,’ McCaffrey said. “He’s a heck of a player, a guy I’ve seen a lot of film on. He kind of blazed the trails for guys like us. He’s one of them.’’

Rivera said second-round pick Curtis Samuel,womens Younghoe Koo Jersey, who can play slot receiver and running back, also is closer to contributing to the offense. Samuel missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury that slowed his progression.

He was in for only 12 snaps in the opener and wasn’t targeted once.Authentic Younghoe Koo Jersey

“He’s getting better and better," Rivera said. “Because of that, the things we want him to do are increasing."Authentic Kenny Wiggins Jersey,

Rivera made it clear he wanted Buffalo coach Sean McDermott to know that so he’d have that to worry about in addition to McCaffrey.

to show it to people so now they’ve got a lot to work on.",“That’s why you do itAuthentic Spencer Pulley Jersey,

McCaffrey was in for 70 percent of the offensive snaps (47 of 67) against the 49ers. He rushed 13 times for 47 yards and caught five of seven targets for 48 yards.Authentic Jahleel Addae Jersey,

except McCoy was more the featured back instead of a running back,His role wasn’t much different than that of Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy, slot receiver, wide receiver and fullback like McCaffrey.

McCoy also played 70 percent (54 of 77 plays) of his team’s snaps. He rushed 22 times for 110 yards and caught five of six targets for 49 yards.womens Jahleel Addae Jersey,

more of an all-purpose back like him.,Authentic Antonio Gates Jersey,McCaffrey actually grew up studying McCoy

“In college I probably saw every single run there is on him,Authentic Keenan Allen Jersey,’’ McCaffrey said. “He’s a heck of a player,womens Russell Okung Jersey, a guy I’ve seen a lot of film on. He kind of blazed the trails for guys like us. He’s one of them.’’

Rivera said second-round pick Curtis Samuel, who can play slot receiver and running back,Authentic Tre Boston Jersey,also is closer to contributing to the offense. Samuel missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury that slowed his progression.

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Taylor Moton trying to soak in new studies

Taylor Moton would be spending a good part of his Memorial Day weekend studying. , One way or the other

If he weren't 6-foot-5,Authentic C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey, 319 pounds with enough talent to be a second-round draft pick, he'd still be pursuing his MBA in business. Instead, Moton will keep cramming for his new job.

"I'm just a sponge right now," Moton said Thursday after the Panthers wrapped up their first week of OTAs. , soaking up everything that the coaches are telling me to do

Making the jump from college football to the NFL is tough enough. Moton, 22, has an extra learning curve – the Panthers want the natural right tackle to learn the left side, too. So he's an example of why teams are increasingly looking for guys who have more than raw talent.

"It’s not an easy playbook we have," center Ryan Kalil said. , and his ability to pick it up as quickly as he has is tremendous

"I’m really, really excited about this kid. It’s still early, but man, this kid is really strong, he’s really athletic and he’s really eager to learn.",womens Andre Hal Jersey,

At Western Michigan,womens Joel Heath Jersey, but that's where he'll likely be when the Panthers open the season in San Francisco. , Moton earned a degree in accounting while starting a program-record 52 games. He hasn't had to watch a game from the sideline since his redshirt season in 2012

Moton will drop down another notch. ,Authentic Corey Moore Jersey,Moton is currently backing up Daryl Williams at right tackle and behind Matt Kalil and Williams at left tackle. If Michael Oher returns

But that 'if' is why the Panthers used a second-round pick on an insurance policy. And it's why they're excited Moton's jumped head first into a schedule that leaves little time for anything other than football.

"I'm here at like 6:30 for a lift, then the team meeting,womens Stephen Anderson Jersey, then we get ready for practice,Authentic Andre Hal Jersey," he said when asked to describe a typical day.

"After practice, we meet with a player development guy,Authentic Breno Giacomini Jersey, and then we have rookie meetings. When I'm done with that, we have more position meetings. After that, that's when I meet with the position coach again, and then I go on to study on my own when I get home.

but I love it.","So I'm pretty busywomens Breno Giacomini Jersey,

business law and taxation. Which may make you wonder: Which is tougher – studying for an MBA or for the NFL?,But this is a guy who also loved studying things like financewomens Corey Moore Jersey,"

" Moton said.,"That's tough because this is different. It might have to be this playbook because there's a lot more that goes into the playbook and football in the NFL than there was in college

but I'm getting more and more used to it and I'm feeling really confident with it.","This is a huge adjustmentAuthentic D.J. Reader Jersey

At Western Michigan, but that's where he'll likely be when the Panthers open the season in San Francisco.womens C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey,  , Moton earned a degree in accounting while starting a program-record 52 games. He hasn't had to watch a game from the sideline since his redshirt season in 2012

Moton will drop down another notch. ,Moton is currently backing up Daryl Williams at right tackle and behind Matt Kalil and Williams at left tackle. If Michael Oher returns

But that 'if' is why the Panthers used a second-round pick on an insurance policy.Authentic Jeff Allen Jersey,  And it's why they're excited Moton's jumped head first into a schedule that leaves little time for anything other than football.

"I'm here at like 6:30 for a lift, then the team meeting,Authentic Joel Heath Jersey,then we get ready for practice,womens D.J. Reader Jersey, he said when asked to describe a typical day.

"After practice, we meet with a player development guy,Authentic Stephen Anderson Jersey,and then we have rookie meetings. When I'm done with that, we have more position meetings. After that,womens Jeff Allen Jerseythat's when I meet with the position coach again, and then I go on to study on my own when I get home.

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now he’s off to a fast start,Graham Gano was nearly out of a job

The life of a NFL kicker can be quite thankless.

Fans will often expect perfection as in no missed kicks and 100 percent touchbacks on kickoffs.

For the Carolina Panthers, it makes Graham Gano one of the most scrutinized players and,womens Marshal Yanda Jersey, one of the most criticized players.,womens Terrell Suggs Jersey, at times

But through two games this season,Authentic Jeremy Maclin Jersey, two for two on extra points and all nine kickoffs have gone for touchbacks.,Authentic Danny Woodhead Jersey, nobody can complain about Gano since he has been perfect - six for six on field goals

” Gano said after his three field goals led the Panthers to last week’s 9-3 win over Buffalo. “Everyone is doing their job out there. The offense does a good job of putting us in good positions. They are all important. That’s how we look at it. We just have a great unit.”,Authentic Brandon Carr Jersey,“It’s a good feeling

That doesn’t mean the scrutiny will stop as the Panthers look to improve to 3-0 on the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. when they host the New Orleans Saints.

” Gano said. “You just have to move on to the next kick. That’s (criticism) just the nature of our job.”,womens Brandon Carr Jersey,“That comes with the job

Gano had his lowest field goal (78.9) and extra point (91.2) percentages of his four-year Panthers career.,A year ago

Those struggles started on opening night when Gano missed a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds of what became a 23-20 Denver win over Carolina in a rematch of Super Bowl 50.

then Gano hooked the next try as the Panthers’ 2016 season started in disappointment.,Gano made his first attempt at the 50-yarder but Denver coach Gary Kubiak called for a timeout just before the play began

Gano made two field goals earlier in that loss, including a broken bone in the heel of his left non-kicking foot that eventually required surgery., and would make 28 of the next 35 tries in a season in which he had several nagging injuries

But after the season ended, and many felt Gano may be out of a job., Carolina selected Harrison Butker out of Georgia Tech in the seventh round of the NFL Draft

Even after a spirited training camp battle, who is in a nine-year NFL veteran.,Authentic Marshal Yanda Jersey, reports began circulating that the Panthers kept both Gano and Butker on their final roster because they were seeking trade offers for Gano

Instead,Authentic Terrell Suggs Jersey,Authentic Jimmy Smith Jersey, and the Panthers signed Butker to the practice squad on Sept. 14., Gano began the regular season as the Panthers top kicker

“I think he’s handled that (competition) very well,womens Jimmy Smith Jersey, just kicking it extremely well.”,womens Jeremy Maclin Jersey,” Carolina head Ron Rivera said of Gano. “He’s been phenomenal this year

Gano said the chemistry of his kicking team that includes snapper J.J. Jansen and holder Michael Palardy has led to his success.

” Gano said. “I feel like it’s been great competing with Harrison throughout camp and I feel like we’ve made each of us better. I feel really good right now about where we’re at.”,Authentic James Hurst Jersey,womens Danny Woodhead Jersey,“I’ve got a great group of guys around me and being healthy definitely helps

” Gano said. “You just have to move on to the next kick. That’s (criticism) just the nature of our job.”,womens James Hurst Jersey,“That comes with the job

Gano had his lowest field goal (78.9) and extra point (91.2) percentages of his four-year Panthers career.,Authentic Ryan Jensen Jersey,A year ago

Those struggles started on opening night when Gano missed a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds of what became a 23-20 Denver win over Carolina in a rematch of Super Bowl 50.

then Gano hooked the next try as the Panthers’ 2016 season started in disappointment.,Gano made his first attempt at the 50-yarder but Denver coach Gary Kubiak called for a timeout just before the play began

Gano made two field goals earlier in that loss,womens Ryan Jensen Jersey, including a broken bone in the heel of his left non-kicking foot that eventually required surgery., and would make 28 of the next 35 tries in a season in which he had several nagging injuries

But after the season ended, and many felt Gano may be out of a job., Carolina selected Harrison Butker out of Georgia Tech in the seventh round of the NFL Draft

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