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Sam Bradford gives Minnesota Vikings’ offense new dimension

wholesale jerseys Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is stashing one veteran mercenary after the next to combat the seemingly unfair string of injuries he’s seen since late August. The only undefeated team remaining in the NFL, Minnesota has its eyes on a Super Bowl and nothing else, which explains the all-or-nothing replacement game they’ve been playing. Should Long be correct and truly be as healthy as he’s been since 2010, this is just another genius gamble taken by a front office that has absolutely nothing to lose at this point. Long has the bye week to prepare before starting his career in purple against the Eagles’ wide-nine defense. “A matter of fact, forget it. We felt as a team, as players, we came together and we felt like we’d never done that when we played against the Packers,” Rhodes said. “Us as DBs felt like we could handle him. That’s…

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Lawrence Timmons is headed to Miami Dolphins

cheap nfl jerseys Miami is already without strong safety Reshad Jones, who went on IR after just six games. When Jones and Abdul-Quddus were on the field together, they offered versatility versus both the run and pass. For a few weeks, the duo looked like it could become the best safety tandem in the NFL. The Dolphins will head into the season finale versus the Patriots and cheap jerseys and the playoffs without their top two safeties, and could also be without corner Byron Maxwell (ankle) this week. Owner Stephen Ross has made his share of hiring mistakes since taking over in Miami, but with coach Adam Gase running the show the Dolphins finally have reason to believe the future will be different. Ross can smell what Gase is cooking. “I think we’ve come a long way from where we started,” Ross told reporters in the locker room at Heinz…

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The formula: Why this Kansas City Chiefs team is different

cheap nfl jerseys With Berry reporting next week there is a great chance he plays Week 1 when the Chiefs face the San Diego Chargers. Rapoport reported that Berry is in good shape and “trained like crazy” this offseason. Coach Andy Reid told NBC Sports Radio on Friday morning he has no concerns about Berry coming in out of shape and expects the safety to start the season on the field. With 60 appearances but just two starts as a pro, Johnson can’t mask the loss of Berry, who chose not to report to camp after failing to reach a long-term deal with the club prior to the July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players. Ron Parker, Jamell Fleming, Daniel Sorensen and cheap jerseys and Stevie Brown have all seen safety snaps during camp, but Johnson gives the club an extra body to use during practice and preseason games. He’s no…

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Gus Bradley fired by Jacksonville Jaguars

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Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers ‘can run the table’

wholesale jerseys The Green Bay defense entered the week allowing a league-low 75.8 rushing yards per game. DeMarco Murray almost equaled that total on his first tote. The running back took the Titans first play from scrimmage 75 yards untouched for a touchdown. On the next drive, Murray threw a touchdown pass to Delanie Walker. Murray finished with 17 carries for 127 rushing yards, a touchdown, two receptions for 33 yards and the 10-yard TD pass. The fresh running back easily outflanked a limp, injured Packers defense. Murray and Walker (nine receptions for 124 yards, TD) destroyed Green Bay’s will Sunday. Davante Adams was the only Packers player on fire from the start. The unfairly maligned receiver gashed the Titans secondary, picking up chunk gains en route to a six-catch 156-yard day. Finally healthy after dealing with an ankle sprain all last season, Adams is able to create separation and…

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Justin Forsett to work out for Detroit Lions on Monday

wholesale jerseys The Lions lost starting running back Ameer Abdullah to injured reserve with a foot injury. Rookie Dwayne Washington is battling ankle troubles. Theo Riddick is a pass-catching back, not a between-the-tackles player. Zach Zenner has proven ineffective outside of preseason action. The Lions rank 23rd in rushing, with a meager 89.8 yards per game on the ground for the season. In the past three games without Abdullah, Detroit averaged a pathetic 65.3 YPG rushing — quarterback Matthew Stafford was the team’s second-leading rusher in each of those contests New general manager Bob Quinn, who came from New England, tried to give a shot to a veteran who produced during his years with the Pats. It didn’t work out. Quinn demonstrated already he’ll make quick, Belichickian-like decisions, willing to admit a mistake and move on from a player. Cutting Ridley now allows Zenner (likely in the lead for the…

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Three offseason priorities for Denver Broncos

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Dallas Cowboys in good hands with rookie QB Dak Prescott

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Cleveland Browns trade Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

wholesale nba jerseys It’s the decision we expected from Jackson, who anointed Griffin as Cleveland’s starter before the season opener. Recently activated off injured reserve, the veteran quarterback hasn’t appeared in a game since suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder in that ill-fated Week 1 loss to the Eagles. Since then, the Browns have turned to a hodgepodge of passers — rookies Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, old-as-the-trees Josh McCown and even quarterback-turned-wideout Terrelle Pryor — to throw the ball for a club still searching for its first win. The signing is the latest savvy move on the part of Sashi Brown, Browns executive VP of football operations, who hasn’t constructed a contender for 2016, but has stocked the cupboard with a handful of young talent and even more future high draft picks. It fills a void created by last week’s deal that sent Lee to the Carolina…

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What to watch for in Dolphins-Bengals on ‘TNF’

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