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    Ravens veteran defensive tackle Calais Campbell will not play against the Cleveland Browns Sunday night due to a concussion. Campbell did not practice during the week and was listed as questionable. All NFL players who have been concussed or shown signs of a concussion must follow a five-step process before being cleared to fully practice or play in a game. Before Sunday, Campbell had started in every game for the Ravens this season. With Campbell out, backup defensive tackle Broderick Washington will likely start. Cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (neck) and Chris Westry (thigh), wide receiver Miles Boykin (finger), tackle Cedric Ogebuehi (thigh) and tight end Josh Oliver are also inactive, though wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown will suit up after missing last week’s game against the Chicago Bears with a thigh injury. Brown, who has been the Ravens’ leading receiver with 719 yards and six touchdowns, was limited in practice this week and was listed as questionable. Veteran nose tackle Brandon Williams (shoulder) is active after missing the last three games. Williams did not practice on...
    Getty The Vikings signed Tashawn Bower off the Patriots practice squad on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. The Minnesota Vikings made a move on Thanksgiving to address depth at defensive end. Signing Tashawn Bower off the New England Patriots practice squad, the Vikings activated Bower to the 53-man roster in time for Sunday’s pivotal NFC matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! The #Vikings have signed DE Tashawn Bower (@TashawnBower) and activated FB Jake Bargas from Practice Squad Reserve/COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/VvlbiBy1hK — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 25, 2021 The Vikings are thin at defensive end with Danielle Hunter out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle.  Everson Griffen, dealing with a personal matter,” per Vikings.com, on Wednesday, was also ruled out on Friday.Homecoming for BowerBower’s arrival to Minnesota will serve as a homecoming for the 26-year-old prospect who started his career with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of LSU in 2017. Bower, undersized at 250 pounds,...
    Getty Tashawn Bower is taking his talents to the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings have plucked a player off of the New England Patriots‘ practice squad. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Vikings picked up outside linebacker/defensive end Tashawn Bower off of New England’s practice squad on Wednesday, November 24. Bower actually played for the Vikings from 2017 until 2019 after signing with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in seven games with the team during the 2017 and 2018 seasons before tearing his Achilles prior to the start of the 2019 season. The LSU product was initially signed to the Patriots’ practice squad midway through the 2019 season. Since 2020, Bower has appeared in nine games for New England, including three starts. The 6-foot-5 hybrid linebacker/defensive end played 32 snaps this season while bouncing back and forth from the practice squad and active roster. Bower recorded the second sack of his career — and first as a member of the Patriots — versus the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. ALL the latest Patriots news straight...
    COPS rushed to the home of Minnesota Vikings star Everson Griffen after he posted a worrying video showing him holding a gun. The video, alongside screenshots of text conversations that included phrases "I need help" and "people are trying to kill me" appeared on the defensive end's social media on Wednesday. 1INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)Credit: Getty Images - Getty The Minnesota Vikings issued a statement following the uploads as fans started to grow concerned about the star. "Vikings representatives and the team's mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen's home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement. "Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family. We will have further comment at the appropriate time," the team said. Most read in News'STILL MOURNING' Brian Laundrie's cause of death revealed as family hopes for...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Big Four for this year’s CBS 4 Nat Moore Trophy has been announced. CBS4 Sports Anchor Jim Berry interviewed the final four about becoming finalists and their heroics on the football field. This year’s finalists include two dominant defensive ends, Marvin Jones Jr. from American Heritage and Chaminade Madonna’s Kenyatta Jackson Jr. along with two offensive weapons. One from Dillard, the speedy wide receiver Devaughn Mortimore, and the multi-talented quarterback Zion Turner from St. Thomas Aquinas. READ MORE: Add Christmas Trees To The Growing Shortages ListThe Nat Moore Trophy is about more than just football. It’s also about character. “Football shaped me as a leader on and off the field, speaking to people, not tolerating disrespect. How you treat people on and off the field,” said Chaminade Madonna defensive end Kenyatta Jackson Jr. If the name Marvin Jones sounds familiar to you it should. Marvin Jones Sr. played at FSU and in the NFL. His son Marvin Jones Jr. plays for American Heritage. The defensive end brings some size at six-five and over two hundred forty...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday, further testing their depth on the defensive line. Tomlinson has started all 10 games in his first season with the Vikings (5-5), after leaving the New York Giants to sign with them as a free agent. The other starting defensive tackle Michael Pierce will miss at least one more game with an elbow injury he’s been fighting for almost two months. Defensive end Danielle Hunter is out for the rest of the year with a torn pectoral muscle. Dalvin Tomlinson (credit: Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Sheldon Richardson has been backing up Tomlinson this season. He took some turns at defensive end last week against Green Bay with favorable pass-rushing results, but the Vikings might not have the luxury of moving him around this week at San Francisco. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)   More On WCCO.com: Thousands Of Drivers Refusing To Pull Over For...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday, further testing their depth on the defensive line. Tomlinson has started all 10 games in his first season with the Vikings (5-5), after leaving the New York Giants to sign with them as a free agent. The other starting defensive tackle Michael Pierce will miss at least one more game with an elbow injury he’s been fighting for almost two months. Defensive end Danielle Hunter is out for the rest of the year with a torn pectoral muscle. Sheldon Richardson has been backing up Tomlinson this season. He took some turns at defensive end last week against Green Bay with favorable pass-rushing results, but the Vikings might not have the luxury of moving him around this week at San Francisco. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The plane trip home from Notre Dame’s 28-3 victory at Virginia couldn’t have been any more enjoyable for nose tackle Kurt Hinish. It isn’t often you get to stick out your tongue at your position coach. But that’s what Hinish, a fifth-year “super senior” because of the pandemic, did to veteran Irish defensive line mentor Mike Elston after the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish (CFP No. 8) recorded a season-high seven sacks against the Cavaliers in improving to 9-1. Elston had promised to give up his seat in first class to the player who sacked Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong, the nation’s total offense leader, more than two times. Although Armstrong did not play because of sore ribs, Elston kept the promise in place. Well, someone did: sophomore Rylie Mills, normally a defensive tackle but pressed into defensive end duty against the Cavaliers when the flu bug hit the Irish beefore Saturday’s game. It wound up being another standout game for a unit that has been a relatively consistent strength for Notre Dame and has certainly...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Draymond Green’s status is still in question for the finale of the Warriors’ eight-game homestand Friday, but they’ll be going up against an opponent who is unexpectedly shorthanded in the post. Bulls center Nikola Vucevic was ruled out Thursday after entering the league’s health and safety protocols, reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, Green remains day-to-day with a bruised right thigh that coach Steve Kerr described as “pretty nasty.” Green sustained the contusion on his thigh while going for a rebound in the third quarter of the Warriors’ win Wednesday against Minnesota. He exited the game with 6:29 left in the quarter and didn’t return. Afterward, Kerr said Green was questionable for Friday night, and that designation hadn’t changed a day later. If Green is forced to miss time, expect Juan Toscano-Anderson, Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica to step into his minutes. Replacing the former defensive player of the year will require a team effort, though. “We have to have a collective effort on the defensive end to try to do what...
    Is Shannon Beador "Jealous" of Heather Dubrow? See the Jaw-Dropping RHOC Season 16 Trailer Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B stock falls Thursday, underperforms market © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad While the Browns have significant issues at running back with three players on the COVID-19 list, it doesn’t look like they’ll have any problem at quarterback this week. Baker Mayfield was limited for Wednesday’s practice with left shoulder and foot injuries. But he was listed as a full participant in Thursday’s session. However, top edge rusher Myles Garrett (foot) did not practice for a second consecutive day. Defensive coordinator Joe Woods described Garrett as day-to-day, saying he’s hopeful Garrrett will play in Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Defensive end Takk McKinley (groin), center JC Tretter (knee), and receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (not injury related – personal) also did not practice on Thursday. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ankle, knee), defensive tackle Malik Jackson (knee), receiver Jarvis Landry (knee), tight end Harrison Bryant (thigh), and cornerback Greedy Williams (shoulder) were all limited. Baker...
    Panthers defensive end Brian Burns injured his ankle on what some called a dirty play by Patriots quarterback Mac Jones. Burns wishes he could get revenge. As the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots faced off in Week 9, the prevailing storyline after the game was a play in which Patriots quarterback Mac Jones threw an interception and then latched onto Panthers defensive end Brian Burns’ ankle and then twisted it and took him to the ground. The play resulted in an injury to Burns. The discourse since then has been calling Jones out for a dirty play. For his part, the rookie quarterback claimed he thought Burns had the ball and was trying to tackle him with no intent to injure anyone. But what did the Panthers defensive end have to say? On Wednesday, Burns was asked if he’d heard from Jones or anyone on the Patriots about the play. Laughing, per The Athletic, he said, “It would be nice to have an apology, but it’s not gonna happen.” The rising star in Carolina then said he would like...
    Hilary Duff Cleans Pack Rat Husband Matthew Komas Closet While He Travels: This Is Hideous! Current Car Loan Interest Rates © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Saints signed a running back to their practice squad on Tuesday and Alvin Kamara‘s knee may be the reason why they decided to make that move. Kamara did not take part in Wednesday’s practice because of a knee injury. Kamara went to the medical tent for a brief evaluation during last Sunday’s 27-25 loss to the Falcons, but still played 68 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. Josh Adams was the back signed to the practice squad and would join Mark Ingram as options in the event Kamara is unavailable against the Texans. Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (foot), defensive end Payton Turner (shoulder), and tackle Terron Armstead (knee, shoulder) were also out of practice. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery (hamstring), defensive end Carl Granderson (shoulder), and tackle Ryan Ramczyk (not injury related) were limited participants. Alvin Kamara doesn’t practice Wednesday originally appeared on Pro Football...
    Getty Demone Harris of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV. A veteran defensive end has found a new home after being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. Demone Harris has signed to the Houston Texans’ practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk790. Texans sign former Chiefs, Ravens and Buccaneers defensive end Demone Harris (University of Buffalo, 6-foot-4, 272 pounds) to practice squad, per a league source. @SportsTalk790 — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 9, 2021 The latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Chiefs newsletter here! Harris, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, spent time on the Baltimore Ravens (2019) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2018-19) practice squads prior to joining the Chiefs. He was on Kansas City’s roster in 2020 as well as this season, rotating between the practice squad and 53-man roster at various points. Harris played in two games this season for the Chiefs, which was in Weeks 5 and 6 against the Buffalo Bills and...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The 2021-22 NBA season is still very young — most teams have only played about 10 games thus far — but we’re already starting to see separation among the good and bad. This has been especially true on the defensive end where a spread of 16.4 points per 100 possessions separates the best defensive in the league from the very worst. In addition, we’ve seen defense emerge as an Achilles’ heel for some teams, like the Hornets (30th inf defensive efficiency) and Knicks (27th), who got off to hot starts but have begun to fade back into the pack. At the other end of the spectrum, we some unexpected teams ranked in the top five in defensive efficiency. Previous research has identified 16 games as the point at which a team’s defensive rating generally passes at least a 0.500 correlation threshold with its end-of-season mark. That is to say that we can feel pretty confident...
    Getty New York Jets defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd (#97) enters the field on October 24, 2021. The New York Jets have had a couple of incredible upsets this season but they’ve also had a few trainwreck defeats. Head coach Robert Saleh warned us that 2021 would be a roller coaster ride and it has been, only there have been more freefalls than peaks. Some of that has been due to undeniably poor luck — injuries like Carl Lawson or Marcus Maye among others — but this regime has also allowed some inexcusable play to go unpunished. Rarely have we seen a starter get benched due to underperformance, and the cuts have only been fill-ins that yo-yo on and off the roster. Where is the accountability after an embarrassment like Week 7, or a steamroll like Week 9? There are several Jets that deserve to be replaced but realistically, there must be a reason for a general manager to make a move like that at this point in the season with the trade deadline already behind us. These three...
    Pamela Anderson and Ex Tommy Lee Reunite at Son Brandon’s Fashion Event 6 Holidays Purchases That You Should Only Make at Costco SAN FRANCISCO -- Steph Curry's logo 3-pointers. Klay Thompson's unfathomable hot streaks. Draymond Green's borderline telepathic passing and anticipation. For the better half of the past decade, the Golden State Warriors have been the embodiment of modern basketball offense. Fast. Precise. Accurate. Deadly. © Provided by CBS Sports The graceful beauty of that offense, particularly after Kevin Durant joined the fray, made it easy to overlook the rugged, disciplined effort taking place on the other end of the floor. During the Warriors' three title runs in 2015, 2017 and 2018, their postseason rankings in defensive efficiency were first, second and first, respectively. The two times they didn't win the championship during their stretch of five straight NBA Finals appearances, they finished the playoffs seventh and 11th defensively. With that corporate knowledge safely secured in their collective hippocampus, it's easy to see why defense has remained the top priority for the Warriors, who own the NBA's stingiest defensive...
    Michigan city on edge as lead water crisis persists SpaceX crew launch bumped to next week; astronaut on mend © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad It looks like the Vikings will be without their center for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Minnesota announced on Thursday that the team has placed Garrett Bradbury on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Vikings’ announcement regarding the transaction notes that Bradbury was vaccinated in the spring, which means he’s going on the list for a positive test. Bradbury could theoretically rejoin the Vikings for Sunday’s game with two negative tests separated by 24 hours, but that is unlikely. Bradbury had started every game for Minnesota since he was drafted at No. 18 overall in the 2019 draft. He’d played every one of the Vikings’ offensive snaps this season. Minnesota is likely to start Mason Cole at center in Week Nine. The Vikings signed tight end Luke Stocker off of their practice squad to take Bradbury’s spot on the 53-man roster. Minnesota signed defensive end Nate Orchard...
    This is the best war movie of all time, according to data 6 Tips for Preserving Retirement Funds as You Close In on Kicking Back Things are spinning at a number of schools, including in Fort Worth after the end of Gary Patterson’s tenure. Following a 31–12 loss to Kansas State on Saturday, Gary Patterson’s career at TCU concluded with a whimper. It became increasingly clear as the season went on that a tenure that began in 1998, as defensive coordinator featuring innovative schemes that vaulted the Horned Frogs into legitimate national title contention, needed to end. Patterson met with administrators, including athletic director Jeremiah Donati, on Sunday. A source tells Sports Illustrated that part of the plan to transition him into retirement at the end of the season was to throw a parade and have “Gary Patterson Day” surrounding the final home game against Kansas on Nov. 20. The message was not well received by Patterson, and he instead stepped down, effective immediately, by Sunday evening. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports The notion...
    Judging from the reviews Talanoa Hufanga got after his first NFL start, it appears the rookie safety may stick around awhile. Hufanga, a fifth-round draft pick out of USC, played all 70 snaps in a 33-22 win over the Chicago Bears Sunday with Jacquiski Tartt on injured reserve with turf toe. He was in on five tackles, including one for a loss, but more than that impressed coach Kyle Shanahan with the energy he brought to the field. Shanahan even invoked the name of general manager John Lynch, a Hall of Fame inductee this year for displaying those same traits. “I was excited about Huf,” Shanahan said Monday at his weekly conference call with local media. “The guy only knows one way . . . I didn’ t know (Lynch) much until we got together here, but I always felt I knew who he was just by watching him on tape. And when you watch Huf, the way plays, the energy he plays with, I feel similar. “Not comparing him to Lynch or anything, but you...
    P.J. Williams intercepted Tom Brady and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left, helping New Orleans seal a dramatic but potentially costly 36-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday during which Saints quarterback Jameis Winston injured his left knee. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Winston was injured during a scramble early in the second quarter when he was pulled down from behind by former LSU star Devin White, who was flagged for a horse collar tackle. "I think it’s significant," coach Sean Payton said. "He felt something and is on crutches right now. ... When he got up and then had to go back down, you were a little concerned." Backup Trevor Siemian took over for Winston and completed 16 of 29 throws for 159 yards and a touchdown without a turnover, leading the Saints on five scoring drives that produced two touchdowns and three field goals. Brady passed for four TDs, but also turned the ball over three times on a pair of interceptions and a fumble, which the Saints converted...
    Jaime King and Sennett Devermont Break Up After Dating for Nearly a Year The benefits and risks when using buy now, pay later for holiday shopping: Credit experts © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Seahawks listed three players as questionable for today’s game against the Jaguars. All three will play. Left tackle Duane Brown (illness), running back Alex Collins (groin) and offensive guard Damien Lewis (shoulder) are active. The Seahawks did make former first-round choice L.J. Collier a healthy scratch again. The defensive end has played only two games this season and could be a trade candidate before Tuesday’s trade deadline. In 39 snaps, Collier has three tackles and two quarterback hits. The Seahawks’ other inactives are cornerback Bless Austin, defensive back Marquise Blair (knee), center Dakoda Shepley, offensive tackle Stone Forsythe and tight end Tyler Mabry. Blair is headed to injured reserve. The Jaguars’ inactives are cornerback Chris Claybrooks, tight end Jacob Hollister and pass rusher Jordan Smith. Cornerback Tyson Campbell (toe) and defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton (shoulder)...
    Music artists with the longest gaps between studio album releases Unplug These Appliances That Hike Up Your Electricity Bill © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The 49ers will play without two more key defensive players Sunday in Chicago. They downgraded defensive end Dee Ford and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair to out on Saturday. Neither player cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. In six games, Ford has five tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble, and Al-Shaair has 43 tackles and two pass breakups. The 49ers placed safety Jaquiski Tartt (knee) and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee) on injured reserve. Tartt is out at least three games, and Kinlaw is done for the season. The team activated defensive end Jordan Willis and defensive tackle Kevin Givens. Willis served a six-game suspension, and Givens returned from injured reserve. Tight end Jordan Matthews and safety Kai Nacua were promoted from the practice squad. 49ers downgrade Dee Ford, Azeez Al-Shaair to out originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
    CHICAGO — Make that four defensive starters who won’t suit up for the 49ers in Sunday’s visit to the Chicago Bears. Defensive end Dee Ford and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair were downgraded Saturday to out after not getting cleared through the NFL’s concussion protocol. The 49ers’ defense also saw safety Jaquiski Tartt (knee bruise) and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee surgery) put on injured reserve; Tartt is out at least three games and Kinlaw is done for the season. Defensive end Jordan Willis (six-game suspension served) and defensive tackle Kevin Givens (injured reserve) were activated, as were two from the practice squad, tight end Jordan Matthews and safety Kai Nacua. The Bears, meanwhile, ruled out coach Matt Nagy because of a positive COVID test Monday that’s kept him away from the team all week. Rookie tackle Larry Borom was activated off injured reserve.Related Articles 49ers at Bears: 5 keys to win Garoppolo’s return (farewell?) at Soldier Field 49ers at Bears injury report: Kinlaw has season-ending surgery; Lance cleared to play Will...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have placed safety Jaquiski Tartt and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw on injured reserve and added defensive linemen Kevin Givens and Jordan Willis to the active roster. The 49ers made a series of roster moves Saturday after ruling out defensive end Dee Ford and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair for Sunday’s game at Chicago with concussions. Givens was activated from injured reserve after missing the past four games with an ankle injury. Willis is back after serving a six-game suspension for violating league rules on performance-enhancing drugs. He had a one-week roster exemption to return to practice and was added to the 53-man roster Saturday. Kinlaw underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee earlier in the week. Tartt has a bone bruise on a knee and will miss at least the next three games. San Francisco also elevated tight end Jordan Matthews and safety Kai Nacua from the practice squad to be available to play Sunday. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt is likely to miss the rest of the regular season with injuries and the extent of just how bad he's hurting was revealed Thursday. Watt, a five-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, signed with the Cardinals after several years with the Houston Texans in the offseason. He played in seven games for the Cardinals and had a sack and 16 tackles in those games. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a defensive stop against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Watt was undergoing shoulder surgery that could likely end his season. The NFL Network reported that Watt suffered the injury Sunday playing against his former team the Houston Texans. On Thursday, the NFL Network reported Watt tore his labrum, bicep, rotator cuff and dislocated his shoulder. AARON RODGERS UNLIKELY TO PLAY WITH TOP RECEIVERS...
    Wakeem Page returned two fumbles for touchdowns in his latest game for Cathedral Prep. One of them landed on SportsCenter after he legitimately stole the football thanks to perfectly reading the play, and impeccably timing the rush. With his team already leading 34-7, the junior defensive end anticipated the snap to Meadville’s quarterback and crossed the line of scrimmage just in time to steal the pitch that was intended for a running back. Page never broke stride, from the moment he rushed the snap and disrupted the pitch, all the way into the end zone for the score. HE TIMED THIS PERFECTLY ???????? (via kdimes0/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/H5bxPweJxu — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 27, 2021 I’m having a hard time processing that this play is possible without going offsides, but upon further review – it is. Page’s viral fumble recovery will be remembered as one of the most impressive defensive plays in football history, but according to the high schooler, it wasn’t luck. “We’d been watching film (of Meadville’s offense),” Page said. “So I knew when (the quarterback) moved out (of...
    Getty Akiem Hicks sacks Aaron Rodgers in an October 17 game. The Buffalo Bills could beef up their pass rush by going after a Pro Bowl defensive end at the trade deadline, one insider is suggesting. The Bills (4-2) are coming out of their bye week in relatively strong position, holding a one-game lead over the New England Patriots in the AFC East and still considered a top Super Bowl contender despite their Monday Night Football loss to the Tennessee Titans. While the team may have few holes to fill in the roster, insider Nate Geary believes that the team could still be active ahead of the Nov. 2 trade deadline, grabbing a veteran Chicago Bears defender who could help boost their pass rush. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! Bills Advised to Target Big Defensive EndGeary, the pregame and halftime host of the team’s flagship WRG 550 in Buffalo, took to Twitter to ask fans who they would target in the ideal deadline...
    The most famous acting families of all time 10 Cities Where People Spend the Most on Food © Provided by Sports Illustrated No. 1 defensive recruit Walter Nolen will take two more visits and play the evaluation game The first words heard upon walking up to the Knoxville-area showdown between Powell (Tenn.) and Knoxville Catholic on Thursday night were somewhat expected.  "There's number 99." The onlooker, directing SI All-American towards the Powell home field, was helping us locate the nation's top-ranked defensive football recruit, Walter Nolen.  Looking a bit slimmer than the last time our staff lied eyes upon the 6'4", 310-pound prospect, he wasted no time getting the crowd behind him pregame and flashed on the first drive of the game, forcing a fumble. Nolen would register a sack, two tackles for loss and nearly a scoop and score in a dramatic rivalry game. Powell would fall 30-29 after allowing a late score, but Nolen's power and short-area quickness was on display throughout the affair. He moved up and down the defensive front, with success outside as well...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released veteran defensive end Whitney Mercilus. He was the 26th overall pick in the 2012 draft and spent his entire career with the Texans. Mercilus was one of the longest- tenured players on the team after most of the team’s stars have been traded or released in recent years. Mercilus appeared in 134 games for the Texans, which is the third most in franchise history. He has 348 tackles in his career and ranks second in franchise history behind J.J. Watt with 57 sacks. “There aren’t many players in franchise history who have impacted our organization and community the way Whitney Mercilus has,” Texans’ owner Cal McNair said. The 31-year-old appeared in six games this season with two starts for the Texans, who have won just one game. He has three sacks and four tackles for losses. Houston coach David Culley said Wednesday that releasing Mercilus was a mutual decision and that the performance of some young players on the team factored into the move. “That position he...
    Jelani Day funeral: Family still looking for answers on what led to his death Haitian gang reportedly seeks $17 million ransom for US missionaries and family members South Florida pass rusher becomes the sixth future Buckeye within the SI99 prospect rankings It was over a week ago. As the final analysis was being debated by Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna senior Kenyatta Jackson and his family in mid October, the Ohio State pitch was too strong to ignore. It resonated overall, at the defensive end position and even geographically in south Florida with the program's recent history of plucking stars like Joey and Nick Bosa from the area. On Tuesday, the SI99 pass rusher and Lions team captain let the college football world know as much, announcing his commitment to the Buckeyes on CBS Sports HQ.  "It's The Ohio State University," Jackson told Sports Illustrated this week. "It's just the relationship I have with (OSU defensive line) Coach Larry Johnson, the history behind him, how much defensive ends they have produced over the years and things like that.  "My family loves him,...
    After suffering a horrific hit on Sunday night, Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor reportedly has full use of his extremities. Football is a dangerous game. Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor, unfortunately, showed that on Sunday Night Football as his head got pushed forward into another player’s back. He was immobilized after the play and the game was stopped in its tracks in a terrifying moment. Taylor was then carted off the field and rushed to a hospital All initial reports signified that Taylor would be okay. As of Sunday night, Taylor’s preliminary CT scans were clear of damage and he has use of his extremities, which is reassuring when considering the potential severity of any spinal trauma. Head coach Pete Carroll spoke with 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday to offer a more recent update of Taylor’s condition. “He really did get a great report on his CT scans that he was clear and all that. He’s got more tests to do just to double-check and triple-check and make sure he’s OK, MRIs and stuff today. But the initial return is that he didn’t...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee starting safety Amani Hooker has been activated off injured reserve and will play Monday night against the Buffalo Bills. Hooker is just the second player to come off injured reserve for Tennessee, which still has 16 on that list with starting cornerback Kristian Fulton replacing Hooker. Fulton did not practice all week with a hamstring that knocked him out of last week’s win in Jacksonville. Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown, added to the injury report Sunday with an illness, is active and playing. Tennessee deactivated wide receiver Josh Reynolds, running back Mekhi Sargent, linebacker Monty Rice and outside linebacker John Simon. Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano is back after missing last week’s win over Kansas City with a hamstring injury. Buffalo (4-1) sat defensive end A.J. Epenesa, running back Matt Breida, offensive tackle Tommy Doyle, defensive tackle Vernon Butler and defensive end Boogie Basham. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Viewers lambasted members of Sunday night's crowd after Steelers fans were seen doing the 'wave' while Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor was being treated for a neck injury on the field. Taylor, 24, was carted off at around 11.20pm with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, and Steelers fans seemed to rejoice in the injury. The defensive end was diving to tackle Steelers running back Najee Harris when the crown of his head made direct contact with the torso of teammate Al Woods, a 330-pound defensive tackle, according to Yahoo Sports.  His head jerked back awkwardly and he slowly rolled over on his back. Video from the field shows shows him being loaded onto a stretcher.  Despite the scary moment, early CT scans were clear and he was set to fly back with the team early Monday morning. Seahawk Darrell Taylor gets medical attention during a game in Pittsburgh Sunday night Taylor, 24, was carted off with three minutes left in the fourth quarter  Early CT scans came back clear and he was set to fly back to...
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor appeared to suffer a serious injury Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Taylor suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the tight game. He was down for a while and the Seahawks medical personnel called for the cart to take him off the field. Taylor’s head and neck were stabilized and he was placed on a backboard as players from both teams gathered around him. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball as Darrell Taylor #52 of the Seattle Seahawks makes the tackle during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) In the midst of the seriousness on the field, Steelers fans were apparently doing the wave at Heinz Field while trainers attended to Taylor. Those who were at the stadium saw the moment and apparently, players tried to get fans to realize what was happening on the field. Taylor, 24, was a second-round pick of the Seahawks in the...
    Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott Say Quarantine Helped Strengthen Their Bond: Ill Hold onto This One The Dow is on track for its best October in 6 years and third-quarter earnings are strong so far. What could go wrong? © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Cowboys had some big question marks in Friday’s final injury report. Their biggest names are dressed for today’s game against the Patriots. Cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle), running back Ezekiel Elliott (ribs), defensive end Randy Gregory (knee) and left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) are active. Diggs, who leads the NFL in interceptions with six, returned to a limited practice Friday after missing the first two sessions of this week. Safety Donovan Wilson (groin) returns for the first time since the season opener. The Cowboys listed defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle), defensive end Bradlee Anae, receiver Simi Fehoko, safety Israel Mukuamu and quarterback Will Grier on their inactive list. The Patriots’ inactives are cornerback Joejuan Williams, running back J.J. Taylor (groin), offensive guard Shaq Mason (abdomen),...
    Getty Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Demone Harris celebrates with a teammate after a play on January 19, 2020. For the second straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs will be without superstar defensive lineman Chris Jones. The game-wrecker was downgraded to “out” on the Week 6 injury report on October 15, ending any chance of Jones returning in time to face the Washington Football Team. Needless to say, this is a major blow for a Chiefs defensive unit that has been putrid in 2021. Anthony Hitchens, Tyreek Hill, and Joe Thuney are questionable for Sunday’s game. Charvarius Ward, Blake Bell, and Chris Jones are out.https://t.co/xO4zvy0FP5 — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 15, 2021 ALL the latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Chiefs newsletter here! Join Heavy on Chiefs! Chiefs Elevate Familiar FaceWith Jones sidelined, general manager Brett Veach decided to call on defensive end Demone Harris, who’s been a part of the Kansas City system since the 2019 season that ended in a championship. This week, the Chiefs elevated the pass-rusher from...
    Old-school Nintendo games wed like to see rebooted Your auto mechanic has probably lied to you — heres how © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship tried to kick through a hip injury suffered in pregame but missed a pair of field goals and an extra point in Monday’s loss to the Ravens. Blankenship won’t be on the field for Sunday’s contest against Houston. The kicker is one of five players the Colts ruled out of Sunday’s contest. Blankenship did not practice all week. Indianapolis signed kicker Michael Badgley to its practice squad earlier this week, and he’ll be able to kick with a standard elevation to the gameday roster. Starting right tackle Braden Smith (foot/thumb) will also miss his fifth consecutive game after he did not practice all week. Safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion), defensive end Kemoko Turay (groin), and running back Jordan Wilkins (non-football illness) have also been ruled out. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion) is questionable, though he was able to participate in a full practice...
    The NFL seeks to protect its quarterbacks more than any other position, person or employee within the league outside of team owners. It’s rare to see a quarterback take a hit, let alone make the first hit. But 44-year-old Tom Brady is wired differently than any quarterback in NFL history. After two incompletions, followed by a long interception against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, Brady got into a scuffle with defensive lineman Derek Barnett. The long pick by Anthony Harris was essentially a punt return, allowing Brady and Barnett time to get physical. Brady threw the first elbow, connecting with Barnett’s facemask. The defensive end retaliated with a multiple shoves, before Brady required offensive lineman Ryan Jensen to step in and clean up his mess. The broadcast pairing of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman had a good chuckle at the unconventional spat sparked by a lanky pass thrower. But imagine the league uproar if Brady was the one taking an elbow to the facemask? The quarterback should face a similar fate, but the NFL has a history of...
    Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, the NFL's only openly gay player, was granted a rare personal day on Wednesday after head coach Jon Gruden resigned over the revelation of racist, homophobic emails. In a series of emails from 2011 to 2018 that were leaked to The New York Times this week, Gruden used several anti-gay slurs, such as 'f******' and 'queers,' in addition to other racist and misogynistic terminology. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told reporters on Wednesday that Nassib asked for the day off. 'He just said he's got a lot to process,' Mayock said. 'There's a lot that's been going on the last few days. And, of course, we support that request.' Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, the NFL's only openly gay player, was granted a rare personal day on Wednesday after head coach Jon Gruden resigned over the revelation of racist, homophobic emails Gruden resigned Monday after emails he sent to then-Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen between 2011 and 2018 surfaced in which he used racist, misogynistic and homophobic language to criticize...
    Getty Sterling Brown defends Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers. If the Dallas Mavericks are going to elevate their game to the next level in the upcoming season, it starts with defense. Last season, they finished with a defensive rating of 112.6, which was ninth-worst in the NBA. After signing Jason Kidd as their new head coach this summer, the Mavericks have the opportunity to hit reset on the defensive end of the floor, as a new coach comes with a new philosophy. Kidd has a solid background in understanding what it takes to be a top defense in the league. Newly acquired guard Sterling Brown is already starting to see how Kidd could help the team improve on that end of the floor.Kidd’s MentalityBrown spoke to The Athletic’s Tim Cato during training camp, giving insight into the Mavericks putting extra emphasis on the defensive end of the floor. “Yeah, it is. That’s definitely straight from J-Kidd’s mentality,” Brown told Cato. “You’ve got to fight for it first, and then if you need some help, you can rely on...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There were plenty of warning signs about the Texas defense, from big-play scores to the late-game touchdown drives, that had been overlooked in three consecutive wins. Then came a second-half meltdown against Oklahoma that was just too much to overcome in a 55-48 loss on Saturday. Still, Longhorns players and coach Steve Sarkisian insist there is no crisis of confidence ahead of Saturday’s matchup with No. 12 Oklahoma State (5-0, 2-0). There is definitely a need for some urgency, however, if the No. 25 Longhorns (4-2, 2-1) plan to fight their way back into the Big 12 title game by season’s end. “Everybody’s mad,” defensive tackle Keondre Coburn said. “But we have to move on. We can look forward into December and all that, but right now have to focus on Oklahoma State.” Tackling is a troublesome for Texas right now. Longhorns defenders consistently whiffed on big plays that sparked the Sooners’ comeback from deficits of 21 points in the second quarter and 18 points in the third. “We definitely missed too many tackles at...
    See No Time to Die star Daniel Craigs adult daughter Ella, plus more celebs kids all grown up 50 Brands With Lifetime Warranties The New York Jets are making sure the young players in Robert Saleh's defense are retained, wrapping up an extension with defensive end John Franklin-Myers Thursday. Per ESPN's Rich Cimini, the extension is for four years that will keep Franklin-Myers with the Jets until 2025. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the deal is worth $55 million with $30.2M guaranteed. © Provided by CBS Sports Franklin-Myers was in the final year of his rookie deal and has been off to a strong start through four games. The 25-year old has 15 tackles and three sacks -- with five quarterback hits. This is coming off a year where Franklin-Myers had 19 tackles and three sacks as a reserve pass rusher -- recording 13 quarterback hits. The 2021 season was Franklin-Myers' first as a starter as the four games he started were more than any over his four-year career.  Video: What could Jaylon Smith bring to Packers defense? (NBC...
    Getty Images Former Browns defensive end Joe Jackson. The Cleveland Browns waived defensive end Joe Jackson on Thursday, which could indicate another roster move is coming soon. Jackson was a rotational piece on the defensive line and contributed on special teams. He registered a sack against the Chiefs in Week 1 but has been fairly complacent since. Jackson played just five defensive snaps against the Vikings last week. #Browns have waived DE Joe Jackson. — Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 7, 2021 Jackson was with the team during the preseason but was waived during final roster cuts. He was brought back when linebacker Jacob Phillips was placed on injured reserve, opening up a spot. He is a former fifth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys and played three games with the Browns last season, making five tackles. The Browns are not carrying an extraordinary amount of depth at defensive end behind Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney. Takkarist McKinley would be the only other end on the 53-man roster.Ifeadi Odenigbo Could Fill Hole in Rotation for BrownsHowever, Cleveland recently signed former...
    22 singers who have broken multiple world records 27 Most Lucrative Side Hustles for People Over 50 © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad A new trial date has been set for Cardell Hayes in the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith after his previous conviction was thrown out by the United States Supreme Court in January. According to Kevin McGill of the Associated Press, a new trial has been set to begin on April 4. Hayes was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Smith in 2016 that stemmed from a traffic dispute. Hayes was convicted by a non-unanimous decision, 10-2. Such judgments have since been deemed unconstitutional and Hayes’ conviction, which had been under active appeal at the time of the Supreme Court decision on split decision judgments, was thrown out. Hayes has claimed he acted in self defense. Hayes and Smith engaged in an argument after their vehicles collided. Hayes then fatally shot Smith, and his wife Racquel was also injured in the incident....
    NFL's first active player to publicly reveal he is gay earlier this year has revealed that he is now happily in a relationship. In his first official interview since coming out as gay, the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, 28, has revealed that he is no longer single and is dating someone 'awesome'. He opened up about his love life to the hosts of Blue Wire’s 'Comeback Stories' podcast, saying: 'I met an awesome guy. He's the best.' NFL player Carl Nassib, 28, who publicly revealed he is gay earlier this year has revealed that he is no longer single and is now happily in a relationship with 'an awesome guy' Nassib revealed that he only realised that he was gay four years ago and said that though his family and close friends already knew, he had wanted to establish himself in the league before making his sexuality public.  Speaking about his newfound relationship, he told the hosts that he felt there was something missing in his life as he got older.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    25 TV characters we love to hate The Bidens, Trumps, Obamas and More: The Wealthiest Presidential Families Linebacker Jaylon Smith, one of the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive captains in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers, will officially be off the roster by the end of Wednesday. Even in a cold-blooded, bottom-line NFL, that’s an eyebrow-raiser. In the small picture of 2021, Dallas is paying attention to a larger window of the coming offseason. And with Smith’s release, the franchise safeguarded some vital salary-cap flexibility in 2022. That’s the takeaway from this move, which the team announced late Tuesday night. It was somewhat of a surprise, given that Smith has long been a sentimental favorite of team owner Jerry Jones, who as recently as last November was insisting that the drafting of the injured Notre Dame star in 2016 and then eventual 2019 contract extension was a “home run” for the franchise. But dollars and sense (yes, sense, not cents) are taking a more prominent seat at the table for a talented Dallas roster. That means Jerry’s affinity for some players...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field on October 03, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. For the second time in less than two months, the Green Bay Packers are giving a roster tryout to a rookie with the potential to be a two-way player in the NFL. According to the NFL’s transaction list, the Packers hosted former Air Force product George Silvanic for a workout on October 5 after previously trying him out toward the end of training camp. Silvanic had originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams in early May and spent several months with the team before getting waived on August 16. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Silvanic switched positions a handful of times during his years with the Air Force Falcons, starting at tight end before seeing playing time as both an offensive and defensive lineman. It could be Silvanic’s positional versatility that makes him appealing to the Packers in the first place, especially with injuries impacting...
    Emily Ratajkowski sports a baggy suit sans undershirt, more celeb photos for Oct. 4-Oct. 9 This is the No. 1 factor driving workplace stress © Provided by Sports Illustrated After the win, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa said the "refs are blind" and that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr "shuts down" when you get pressure on him. View the original article to see embedded media.Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa had some strong words for the officials after his team visited the Chargers on Monday night and had some criticism of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.  Bosa was given an unsportsmanlike penalty after he complained to the referees that they had missed a holding call on him earlier.  "I didn't even know they called the f-----g penalty on me because I was fuming," Bosa said, per ESPN. "But, I mean, refs are blind, simple. I'm sorry, but you're blind, like open your eyes and do your job. It's so bad it's unbelievable." The Chargers won the Monday Night Football game 28–14 after a dominant start defensively in the game. Los Angeles held Las Vegas...
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In one afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks avoided their first three-game losing streak in a decade by beating a division foe on the road and yet still didn’t prove much in the process. There are many questions still circulating around the Seahawks despite Sunday’s 28-21 win over San Francisco. Russell Wilson was great and accounted for three touchdowns. But his offense was awful for the first two quarters failing to pick up a first down on the opening five drives of the game. Seattle’s defense gave up 457 total yards and was the beneficiary of San Francisco losing starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo at halftime to a calf injury and playing without starting kicker Robbie Gould. There was a lot of good fortune that fell in Seattle’s favor. And while there were certainly positives for the Seahawks, the context of how they got to 2-2 still leaves plenty unanswered with a short week and a visit from the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. “We don’t lose three games in a row here,”...