Rodrigue said in a statement that Newton did not apologize.

Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond said in a statement that he spoke with Newton and Rodrigue “and I know they had a conversation where he expressed regret for using those words. We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.”

“This afternoon, I did my job as an NFL beat writer and asked Cam Newton a question about one of his receivers. I was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs,” Rodrigue said. “I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.”

The Redskins needed less than 2 minutes to answer: Cousins’ 69-yard pass to Vernon Davis set up a short throw to Ryan Grant, who also beat Peters, for a touchdown and a 17-14 lead.

But that’s when injuries began to take their toll: The Redskins lost cornerbacks Josh Norman, Montae Nicholson, Kendall Fuller and Quinton Dunbar along with safety Deshazor Everett, and in the fourth quarter had just four available defensive backs.

“I was looking up and I’m like, `Man, we’ve got all backups in,” Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger said. “If your number is called, you’ve got to step up. We’ve got to get better at that as well.”

It was 17-all after Butker made his first field goal, and his 32-yard kick gave Kansas City the lead back. The Redskins tied the game once more when Dustin Hopkins hit from 40 Cheap Giants Jerseys yards with 47 seconds left, but that turned out to be enough time to get Butker in position for the Cheap Fan Jerseys winning kick.

The 49ers offense and Brian Hoyer went from absentees to explosive against the Rams.

Both teams may have found themselves offensively last week, the Rams maxing out against the 49ers and the Cowboys snapping out of their season-long funk in Arizona. Both have vulnerable defenses, but the Rams will keep getting the benefit of the doubt because of Aaron Donald. AT&T Stadium would be a heck of a place for Jared Goff to fully announce his presence.

Don’t buy it quite yet, at least not against the Cardinals, who are better defensively than they looked at times against the Cowboys. Carson Palmer is capable of being the good version of himself long enough to handle this.

It was a play we just dialed up this week. That’s one of those special plays where you’re like, ‘Alright we’re practicing it but are we gonna run it?’. We dialed it up, ran it. I yelled out to Ted, …Ted had the jet motion…and I told him to go fast because I knew they would kinda bite down on him. So he went fast and perfect pitch from Drew and we got in the end zone.

Brian Orakpo (Tennessee Titans OLB #98) – “Osackpo” had a quiet game by his standards against the Texans and their patchwork offensive line this past Sunday (five tackles in the 57-14 loss). Next up for the Titans will be the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins’ offensive line Cheap Baseball Jerseys China has been substandard (again) to start this season. The Dolphins have failed to open up running Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys lanes and protect QB Jay Cutler while he’s in the pocket. If playing at home for the first time all season isn’t the tonic the Dolphins need, Orakpo should be able to have his way against the Miami tackles on Sunday.

Andrew Luck will return to practice for the Colts, ‘slowly start working’ back in

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will return to practice this week, general manager Chris Ballard said on Indianapolis radio station WFNI-1070 AM on Monday.

The first 30 minutes featured 11 penalties and, after seeing the Jaguars blowout the Ravens last week, London fans must be wondering why so many underwhelming contests find their way across the pond.

They at least finally had a touchdown to cheer when Drew Brees hit Michael Thomas for a three-yard touchdown pass, the Saints starting the second half with an 11-play 77-yard drive.

Lutz nailed a 45-yarder and the Saints would have had a great chance to all but end the game as a contest had they recovered a Cutler fumble after he was stripped by Cameron Jordan.

It mattered not as the dagger came with 3:57 remaining courtesy of an Alvin Kamara touchdown. The Dolphins dropped to 1-2, raising further questions about their offense and the decision to invest in a $10 million one-year rental of Cutler.

Fox split the baby, televising the national anthem before the Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Saints-Dolphins game in London but not showing it during regional games.

“As we have in previous broadcasts of NFL games from London, Fox Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys will show the national anthem as well as ‘God Save the Queen’ live,” according to spokesman Eddie Motl. “As is standard procedure, regionalized coverage of NFL games airing on Fox this Sunday will not show the national anthem live; however, our cameras are always rolling and we will document the response of players and coaches on the field.”

Derek Carr returns to practice for Raiders after back injury

Four days after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr surprisingly practiced on Thursday.

O’Brien hesitated in investing fully in that from Day 1. He’s all-in now. So far, Watson is proving he deserves to be where he is.

For O’Brien and the Texans, better late than never. Much better.

With Watson growing with this contending team and this coach, the Texans are one of many deeply intriguing 2-2 teams careening around the NFL. The Patriots and Cowboys are a “huh?” 2-2; the Texans are more “hmmmm.”

Sunday’s 57-14 final score, the highest total in Texans history, didn’t tell the whole story. Neither did Watson’s ridiculous numbers (307 combined yards, an NFL rookie record-tying five total touchdowns, 125.0 passer rating), nor did seeing him execute, make the right decisions and click with all the weapons that finally are being exploited. It was all a wonder to behold in full.

O’Brien himself sounded happier than he has in … weeks? Years? Even while reining in the exuberance by reminding all that the then-unbeaten Chiefs were next, he kept gushing Cheap Jerseys Bulk about Watson. And the theme he kept returning to was Watson’s mind — “smart” was repeated Cheap Jerseys Coupon Code often.

“He’s got a good mind, for a lot of things, not just football,” O’Brien said. “He’s an excellent kid, and he’s fun to coach.”

Volume and talent matter in a major way in fantasy football.

It’s a second straight game at London’s Wembley Stadium, and one that the Dolphins tried to have brought home to Miami after the hurricane postponed its opener. The Saints belatedly Cheap Jerseys Elite found their groove last week, albeit without much from Adrian Peterson again. The Dolphins misplaced their groove against the Jets, with their quarterback reverting to Bad Jay Cutler. The Saints’ defense is capable of getting the Dolphins offense healthy.

The Eagles did to the Giants last week what teams have done to the Chargers twice already, winning a game with a late kick. Philadelphia’s win was problematic in how it let a dead Giants offense spring back to life. A defense like that shouldn’t ruin Philip Rivers’ day the way the Chiefs did last week.

The Giants are back in the familiar position of seeing Odell Beckham Jr. be their only chance of scoring, while also being their chief irritant because of how he celebrates his scores. A no-win team in a no-win situation — not ideal. The Bucs clearly are not as good as they looked against the Bears, but not as bad as they did against the Vikings.

Fuller’s talent is apparent: He’s an exceptional vertical threat with his combination of size and speed, but he shouldn’t be pigeonholed as simply that. He hauled in a pair of touchdowns in Cheap Jerseys From China NHL his season debut in Week 4. With Watson at the control panels, this offense suddenly has me very intrigued in Houston.

Eric Dickerson signs 1-day contract to retire a member of the Los Angeles Rams

Eric Dickerson signed a one-day contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday to retire with the team. Yes, that Eric Dickerson.

Dickerson played the first four seasons of his career with the Rams, before splitting his 1987 season between the Colts and Rams. He then finished off with four seasons with the Colts, one with the Raiders, and a short stint with the Falcons in 1993. He had his best seasons with the Rams, where he set the rookie record for most yards in a season with 1,808, and most rushing yards in a season overall (2,105) in his second year.

Detroit’s scheme is a much better fit for Washington. I think he will thrive in it. He will have a lot more opportunities to rush the passer for the Lions as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being the most impactful offseason addition for the Lions this year.

Washington should be able to play multiple positions in Detroit’s 3-4 scheme, but I’m most excited to see him as a left defensive end on early downs. After having to hold the point on double teams and two-gapping guards, jacking up tight ends one-on-one should be a piece of cake for him.

And let’s not forget that Ziggy Ansah should be lining up Cheap Rugby Jerseys opposite of him. Ansah is always going to attract a lot of attention. That means Cheap Spirit Jerseys Washington should see a lot of one-on-one opportunities at defensive end as well.

Khalil Mack had a great season — but he plays one position.

He never got around to being smart. Burfict kept on crushing opposing players and drawing personal fouls every step of the way. Even in practice, Burfict was a problem.

“There were more practice fights in Vontaze’s years than I’ve seen in (current coach) Todd Graham’s entire four years at ASU,” Chris Karpman of Sun Devil Source told the Press Enterprise in January. “I think in the first week after he’d been cleared academically as a freshman, he was in a fight every day of practice that following week.”

Sporting News dubbed Burfict “The Meanest Man in College Football” in 2011, but Erickson was forced to bench the linebacker a few times — sometimes unsuccessfully.

“I know one thing,” Oregon State coach Mike Riley told Sporting News. “Somebody is taking a blow every play (Burfict is) on the field.”

A 15-yard penalty was given to Adam “Pacman” Jones in the chaos that followed, and the Steelers hit a chip shot to win. Burfict was suspended three games for the hit that concussed Brown and knocked him out of the Steelers’ next playoff game.

Collins: Khalil Mack had a great season — but he plays one position. I’m all over the field. And he only had, what, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 1 touchdown? I’m making sacks, tackles for losses, forced fumbles and interceptions.

I had 89 carries for 1,200-plus yards as a senior, but I only played running back that one year. I just played it because my team wanted me to. When I got to high school, I was supposed to be a running back. But Eddie Lacy was our starter [at Louisiana’s Dutchtown High], so I wasn’t touching the ball. If things Texans Cheap Jerseys didn’t work out at Soccer Cheap Jerseys DB, yes, I would’ve been a running back in the NFL.

You might lose in a throw-off against Dan Marino and you might answer some questions wrong

The front seven will feature three new starters: DEs Stacey McGee (92) and Jonathan Allen (95), along with ILB Zach Brown (53). Safety D.J. Swearinger (36) is one potential impact newcomer in the lineup. Offensively, receivers Terrelle Pryor Sr. (11) and Josh Doctson (18) both have talent, but they’re still working on their rapport with Kirk Cousins (8). — John Keim

Four-fifths of the Eagles’ offensive line remains intact, and the newcomer — second-year guard Isaac Seumalo (73) — is highly regarded by the coaching staff. Half of the starting defensive line is different, with defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (93) and defensive end Vinny Curry (75) replacing Bennie Logan and Connor Barwin, who Raiders Cheap Jerseys moved on to different teams this offseason. — Tim McManus

A one-win team should have turnover, and the Browns Wholesale NHL Jerseys have plenty. There will be four new starters on defense, most notably first overall draft pick Myles Garrett (95) at right end. Offensively there will be a new starter at receiver, three new starters on the offensive line, a new tight end and, naturally, a new quarterback. With rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) named the Week 1 starter, the Browns will have their 27th starter since 1999 and their fifth opening-day starter in the past five years. — Pat McManamon

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Jets were making calls to potentially trade Richardson. A few days before the 2017 NFL draft, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told’s Connor Hughes that he wasn’t going to “speculate or comment on anything we’re doing.”

You might lose in a throw-off against Dan Marino and you might answer some questions wrong, but instead of the story making you do the challenge over, it keeps on trucking.

What’s new in the NFC North for 2017

There’s plenty of uni-related news as we move toward the kickoff of the 2017 NFL season. Most notably, a new Nike collar that eliminates the Flywire design has been adopted by 19 of the 22 teams that were still using the old one — we’ll call them the Flyswatter Brigade! Here’s our rundown of what you can expect to see in the NFC North on the gridiron this fall.

The Flyswatting continues in Chicago, where the Bears have upgraded to the new template:

Tom Brady wants to play until he’s 45 years old, but his contract is up in 2019. Brady and the Patriots have reportedly been discussing an extension. If they work something out, Brady may forego the chance to be the league’s highest-paid player, structuring his contract in a more team-friendly way as he’s done in the past.

He’s won five Super Bowls, and even at age 40, has US Cheap Jerseys shown no signs Wholesale Jerseys China of slowing down. Last year he might have won league MVP for the third time if he hadn’t served a four-game suspension to start the season because of Deflategate. Brady finished with 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns, and just two interceptions over 12 games. Brady, perhaps more than any other quarterback, deserves to be the top-paid player in the NFL.

As quarterback contracts continue to trend up, the disparity between the way that position is valued compared to other skill players increases. But the reality is that you can’t win games in the NFL without a competent player behind center. Every single one of these quarterbacks could end up being the league’s highest-paid player — at least until the next guy gets paid.

The Jets cut ties with Marshall and Eric Decker shortly after the 2016 season.

Then the team lost Quincy Enunwa to a season-ending injury and have seen others like Jalin Marshall and Robby Anderson get in trouble.

But the team still has all the pieces that made them a nightmare to deal with last year. The offense is mostly unchanged and the defense added Dontari Poe and Takkarist McKinley. As long as Matt Ryan doesn’t revert to a player more like his 2015 self, they’ll be a problem to deal with.

NFL teams have made 30 trades since Aug. 1, more than twice the average for the same period over the previous five years. Many trades involved minimal compensation for fringe players, but there were also moves that could push contenders such as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks over the top.

The increased activity provides an opportunity to consider six factors that could be enabling an increase in trade activity. I spoke with some NFL executives and heard a number of explanations. Some to consider:

The Seahawks are 3-0 in the preseason heading into Thursday’s showdown with old AFC West rivals. Their running game still has a Cheap Cycling Jerseys lot of question marks — Thomas Rawls and C.J Prosise missed most of the Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China preseason with injuries, while rookie Chris Carson has outplayed Eddie Lacy. Another position battle is the backup QB position spot, with Trevone Boykin and Austin Davis competing for the right to hold Russell Wilson’s clipboard.