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There has been much speculation about O’Brien’s future in Houston, with the Texans struggling through a 4-11 season after winning back-to-back AFC South titles in 2015 and 2016. Although his return is likely, sources said there still are issues to be discussed and hashed out with his contract.

O’Brien has one season remaining on a five-year deal he signed when he became the Texans’ coach in 2014. It is unlikely the team would allow him to coach next season without signing him to a contract extension in the offseason.

The Cowboys gave up 434 yards and three touchdowns to Philip Rivers on Thursday. A pass rush that started out the season looking like one of the league’s best didn’t land a single sack on Rivers all day.

What do I mean?That could mean more of a pass-first offense than ran with Colter.Almost everything seems prescient now, which is one reason the glyph has become a popular fan T-shirt made and sold by Korked Baseball-emblazoned with horn-rimmed glasses on the front, diagram on the back.If it’s about the Texans, it’s on Texans 101.They tried desperately to trade him but found no takers and now bite the bullet that is his ridiculous $15 million salary for 2016.

That is unless Hudler can find a way to earn a new deal, which become more evident the near future.Quarterback echoed that sentiment: That is the kind of confidence he is playing with right now and that’s the confidence we have him because he consistently shows us quarterbacks that he make a play Cheap Hockey Jerseys for us, told Urban.Cue the Jazz, who are 13th the Western Conference with a 13 record.Anti-retroviral drugs and rapid tests were regarded as part of the Foundation HIV AIDS Initiative.The game was a rematch of the previous year’s NFC Championship game and the last regular game at Candlestick Park.

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The Bucs, in consultation with the NFL and the Tampa Sports Authority, had been waiting to assess damage from Hurricane Irma, which made its way through the Tampa Bay area Sunday and early parts of Monday morning. Raymond James Stadium, where the Buccaneers play their home games, was used as a staging area for local law enforcement and the military during the storm.

Miller is the Bears pass-catcher who I think is bound for the most new work after the Kevin White injury. He’s athletic and has exceptional hands and should serve as at least a safety valve for Mike Glennon. Much like Clay, Miller has the chance to lead his team in targets in any given week. He’s a usable tight end for those who don’t have a certain option there already.

With the devastating news that Allen Robinson has an ACL injury that will shelve him for the season, there’s a major void in the Jacksonville offense. Lee went catchless in Week 1, which is admittedly disconcerting. So too is that this offense — ideally — is a run-centric attack that complements what was a ferocious defense in Week 1. However, Lee had a quietly steady season in 2016 (at least four catches in 11 games) and is bound for an uptick in targets. He’s not the only Jaguars wide receiver due for more work, but he’s an add in 12-team or larger leagues with eventual flex potential.

The Bills are going to be a low-volume passing game — read the Tyrod Taylor entry above — but Clay has a chance to be its focal point. He snagged a target share of 37.5 percent in Week 1, resulting in four catches and a touchdown. Unless and until we see a receiver emerge in Buffalo, Clay could wind up being the pass-catcher you want. He’s an add for managers who don’t have one of the Tier 1 tight ends (Kelce, Gronkowski, Reed, etc.), as Clay has top-10 potential.steelers_031

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James Harden is really good at this basketball thing. But under new Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, he’s almost unstoppable.

Harden notched his third triple-double of the season in the first three quarters, torching Portland for 26 points (7-of-17 shooting), 14 assists, and 12 rebounds in Houston’s 126-109 win on Thursday.

One of the jurors who cleared Rose told reporters, “I think most Andre Iguodala Authentic Womens Jersey of us believe it’s possible there are pieces of her story that were true, but there just wasn’t any evidence.”

The woman accused Rose and his friends of breaking into her apartment in 2013 and having group sex with her while she was too intoxicated to knowingly give consent. Rose and his friends acknowledged they had sex with the woman, but said she was not unconscious and that consent was given.

On Tuesday, Rose’s team of lawyers sought to recoup $70,000 in legal costs from his ex-girlfriend.

The woman was seeking $21.5 million in her civil lawsuit, and no criminal charges were brought against Rose and his friends. The 28-year-old point guard is set to make $21.3 million over the 2016-17 NBA season.

Drake made the Raptors’ ‘Drake Night’ all about Doris Burke.

The Wizards were blown out by the 76ers on Wednesday. Joel Embiid wasn’t even playing, and Philadelphia went up by 24 points before winning 109-102. Instead of telling you what Washington players are thinking, we’ll show you this.

In the Madison Square Garden corridor connecting the home and visiting locker rooms, Van Gundy spoke Andrew Bogut Authentic Womens Jersey with reporters for two minutes on Wednesday, this time lauding the league and its players for standing up on social awareness and activism.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford left the field after suffering a bruised left hand in the second quarter of Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. He was briefly replaced by backup Shaun Hill, but Bradford did return to the game.

Bradford briefly Hunter Henry Jersey went to the locker room for X-rays, but returned to the sideline shortly after. The injury was to his non-throwing hand.

The Vikings didn’t take long to turn the reins of the offense over to Bradford. On Sunday, the team made the veteran quarterback the team’s starter for its Week 2 showdown against the Packers.

Brissett finished the day having completed six of nine passes for 92 yards, and while Miami did force a huge momentum swing late in the game with three scores, Brissett did enough to keep the Patriots from losing.

New England’s defense Jacoby Jones Jersey helped. The Patriots had been opportunistic throughout the game, finishing with two picks and two forced fumbles. At the end of the game, Patriots safety Duron Harmon intercepted Ryan Tannehill in the end zone, preventing a score that could have allowed the Dolphins to send the game to overtime.

After the game, Bill Belichick said he thought Brissett filled in well.

“Jacoby, he’s been working for this for a long time,” Belichick said. “All the way back in the spring, all the way through training camp … he did a good job.”

Early reports suggest that Garoppolo did not suffer a fracture, but he continued to undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury. AC joint injuries can usually be managed with painkillers, and a player’s ability to take the field is often dependent upon his pain tolerance. The fact that the Patriots have such a quick turnaround this week make this injury more of a challenge for New England.

The Patriots will need to bring in another quarterback to back up Brissett while Garoppolo recovers. Tom Brady will return from his Deflategate suspension following Week 4 and should be back on the field in Week 5 when the Patriots face the Cleveland Browns.

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But the Secret Footballer reckons the Argentine is better suited to Chelsea’s London rivals. Chelsea not sack Mourinho the current international break. Abramovich has been weighing up whether to give his manager the boot and draft a replacement. But the Russia oligarch is prepared to give the former Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid chief a stay of execution with his main managerial targets not available until Jerry West Jersey next summer. Mourinho is plotting a double swoop on Portuguese giants Benfica. The Blues boss needs new talent to help fire his side back up the Premier League table. Guedes recently penned a new deal with a £42m release clause.
Menu For years, William Hillar’s tales about his exploits as Army Green Beret and a puffed up resume helped him land jobs teaching counterterrorism and drug and human trafficking interdiction, but the scheme has now earned him 21 months federal prison. Hillar, 66, of Millersville, pleaded guilty to wire fraud earlier this Jordan Clarkson Jersey year and was sentenced Tuesday U.S. District Court. He must pay $170 restitution to the law enforcement and first responder organizations and schools that hired him believing that he had spent 28 years the U.S. Special Forces, reaching the rank of colonel. His scheme started to unravel when a skeptical veteran emailed members of the Special Forces community to if anyone knew of Hillar, former Green Beret Hinton testified Tuesday. Hillar’s story was suspicious because there were only a handful of colonels during the period Hillar claimed to have served, he said.

Hinton, whose Professional Soldiers social networking site for Special Forces members has become a clearinghouse for people checking on possible fraudsters, filed Freedom of Information requests. When he learned that U.S. Special Operations had not heard of Hillar, he decided to expose him and warn the organizations that had hired him, he said. The training he was giving them would most likely put people at risk, he said. Basically it’s worthless. While Green Beret impostors are not uncommon, Hinton called Hillar the most prodigious fraud he has come across, noting that this case is the first he has seen result jail time. Hillar’s trading on a reputation that’s forged blood is reprehensible, dishonorable and disrespectful to those who have served and died, he said. Hillar was paid more than $170 by state and local organizations across the country and the federal government — including the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, FBI College and various local divisions of the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs — to teach, lead seminars or speak since 1998, according to his plea agreement. Prosecutor Wise argued for a prison term on the higher end of the sentencing guidelines, as a deterrent to others: 27 months. Hillar not only endangered first responders with worthless information, he also displaced qualified trainers, Wise said. Wise played a recording of Hillar’s introduction at the Monterey Institute of Studies which Hillar tells the audience he was fortunate to be the military for 28 years. I have been trained as a terrorist, he said, explaining that American would consider him a freedom fighter, but to enemy the Balkans or elsewhere he would be a terrorist. He said he was adviser Laos during the Vietnam War, spent time drug interdiction central America, trained with U.S. Special Forces’ British, German and Israeli counterparts and spent time training mujahedeen during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, becoming adrenaline junkie. I like the rush that you get, or at least that I get, he said. But he told the audience that his life came with a price: His morals were compromised and he ended up counseling. The only thing true about this is that he compromised his value system and his morality. The victims this thought they were getting `Black Hawk Down,’ Wise said, referring to a book and movie depicting real-life experiences the Battle of Mogadishu Somalia. Instead they got `Rambo’ — a fiction. Hillar told the judge he takes full responsibility, apologized and said he has had to admit to himself that he is a fraud. He told the judge that people just assumed that he had a background with Special Forces. I never denied it and after years I actually adopted it, he said. I know that was wrong and I apologize. I didn’t do it for the money and believe it or not, I’m a patriot. Hillar also portrayed himself as a human trafficking expert whose daughter was kidnapped and killed by sex traffickers. He said the movie Taken was based on his search for his daughter. Monterey even held essay contest with cash prizes memory of the daughter, whom prosecutors said was not kidnapped and is alive. Public Defender Gary, who argued for a sentence of time served — Hillar spent six weeks a maximum security prison — and probation, said Hillar was a teacher at heart and his teaching style involved storytelling. He just could not resist embroidering himself into those tales, told Quarles. He needed to be the hero.

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EAST LANSING — Most any coach tell you that one play never decides a game, but there’s no doubt that some plays prove bigger than others college football. That has certainly been the case for Michigan State, which was on both sides of big plays 2014 en route to 11 campaign that was accentuated by a stunning comeback the Spartans’ 42 Cotton Bowl win over Baylor. There were at least 13 pivotal fourth-quarter moments the Danny Ainge Jersey Cotton Bowl and if one were to look close enough they’d likely multiple occasions most every contest where a game could have turned. Some plays stand out more than others when reviewing Michigan State’s 2014 : MSU led Oregon 27 with 6 minutes left the third quarter when Mariota took a snap facing third-and-11 at the Ducks’ 41 yard-line.

The Spartans sent all three linebackers on a blitz out of a alignment, and all three had the opportunity to sack Mariota. But he side-stepped Darien, stepped out of Bullough’s tackle attempt and sped away from a lunging before shoveling a pass to for 17 yards. Five plays later, Oregon scored a touchdown, sparking a 28 game-ending run. The Spartans appeared on the verge of squandering a 27 lead before Waynes intercepted a Tommy Armstrong pass at the David Lee Jersey MSU 17-yard line with 30 seconds left. Waynes’ interception sealed a 27 victory which Michigan State held Nebraska to 47 yards rushing on 37 attempts after the Huskers entered the night No. 2 the nation with 354 yards rushing per game. Michigan State held a 38 lead entering the fourth quarter West Lafayette, Ind., but a Connor Cook interception and a failed fake punt brought the Boilermakers to the verge of a comeback. The Spartans were leading 38 when Purdue quarterback Appleby faced a third-and-8 from his own 20-yard line, a potential game-tying drive on the line. Instead, Shilque Calhoun and brought pressure, and Appleby forced a pass that intercepted and returned for a touchdown to clinch the victory. Cook is always on the lookout for slights, and the Wolverines didn’t make it hard for him Oct. 25 when they drove a tent spike into the Spartan Stadium turf shortly before kickoff.

Cook, who later said he was offended by the tent spike incident, tucked the football on the Spartans’ opening drive and sprinted for the end zone. At the 5-yard line, Cook lowered his shoulder and ran over Wolverines’ safety Delano Hill, setting the tone for a physically dominant MSU win. Michigan State had just taken a 28 lead over the eventual national champions with 3 left the second quarter the Nov. 8 meeting at Spartan Stadium — or it appeared. A pivotal yellow flag lay on the turf. All-American center Jack was called for holding, which negated Langford’s 11-yard TD run on a third-and-three. The next three plays proved pivotal: Cook threw incomplete on third-and-13, Geiger missed a 39-yard field goal, and the Buckeyes scored on a 79-yard slant pass on the first play of their ensuing drive to tie the game at 21 and flip the momentum. Shelton’s return gave Michigan State early momentum and provided a lift to the Spartans’ special teams units heading into the postseason. Was it Keith Mumphery’s go-ahead TD grab with 22 seconds left, or Tony Lippett’s fourth-down grab with 37 seconds left? Maybe Mumphery’s 50-yarder at the start of the fourth quarter that sparked the offense? Or maybe it was Marcus Rush’s field goal block, or RJ Williamson’s 36-yard return of the block? Lawrence ‘ sack the final seconds? Whichever New Year’s Day play at AT&T Stadium was your favorite, it’s safe to say Michigan State’s 42 victory — after trailing 41 entering the fourth quarter — go down as one of the Spartans’ greatest victories of all time.

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His on-base percentage was.556. Round 19 OF ISAACS AGE DOB: 19, 22 College: Palm Beach State College BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 5 180 Signed 6 Isaacs hit.330 with 30 RBI, 40 runs scored and 31 stolen bases at Palm Beach State College 2015. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays the 22nd round of the 2014 draft. Round 20 INF LUKE WAKAMATSU AGE DOB: 18, Oct. 10 High School: Keller HS BATS THROWS: S R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 185 Wakamatsu is the of former League player and current Kansas City Royals Demar Dotson Jersey bench coach Wakamatsu. The Rice commit is a switch-hitter that entered the draft as the 91st overall prospect ‘s rankings. Round 21 RHP HARTSON AGE DOB: 21, Aug. 9 College: University of Texas at San BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 200 Signed 6 Hartson started 15 2015 for UTSA, posting a 6 record with a 3. The right-hander tossed three complete. Hartson was a 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and 2013 second team All- Athletic Conference selection.

Round 22 INF GARRETT BENGE AGE DOB: 19, Dec. 28 College: Cowley County CC BATS THROWS: L R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 205 Benge hit.502 with 19 HR, 97 RBI and 96 runs scored 59 at Cowley County CC 2015. Former Indian Travis Hafner Donovan Smith Jersey was also drafted out of Cowley County CC. Round 23 RHP SMITH AGE DOB: 20, 8 College: State CC BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 200 Round 24 INF SAM HAGGERTY AGE DOB: 21, 26 College: University of New Mexico BATS THROWS: S R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 5 175 Signed 6 Haggerty hit.311 across 29 2015 at New Mexico. He missed 30 with a strained oblique. The infielder was one of four co-captains on the team and scored 25 runs. Round 25 INF CONNOR MARABELL AGE DOB: 21, 28 College: Jacksonville University BATS THROWS: L R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 195 Signed 6 Played 56 at Jacksonville University 2015, hitting.326 with 21 doubles and 6 HR. Marabell also tallied a team-high 54 RBI and 43 runs scored. Round 26 INF ANTHONY GFAFFANINO AGE DOB: 17, July 16 High School: Northwest Christian School BATS THROWS: S R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 170 Anthony is the of former Leaguer Tony Graffanino. Round 27 RHP RUBICK AGE DOB: 17, Aug 11 High School: HS BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 205 Round 28 C GOIHL AGE DOB: 22, 2 College: Augustana College BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 215 Signed 6 Goihl started 53 at Augustana College 2015, hitting.386 with 12 doubles, one triple and 15 HR. He was named to the NCBWA All-Central Region Second. Round 29 RHP CHRISTIAN MEISTER AGE DOB: 21, Oct. 29 Signed 6 BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 210 Round 30 RHP CHANDLER DAY AGE DOB: 18, 24 High School: Watkins Memorial HS BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 170 FROM on Day: One of the youngest and most projectable players the high school crop, Day is a 6-foot-4-pounder with a deep and promising repertoire. Assuming he adds strength and maintains his clean delivery, he could develop three plus offerings. Day already throws his fastball at 90 mph, enhancing its velocity by adding sinking life and throwing it on a steep plane.

He has advanced feel for his secondary pitches, upper-70s curveball with good depth and a low-80s changeup that drops at the plate. His stock fell this, however, when he tried to light up radar guns, got away from using his changeup and saw his control and command regress. Vanderbilt has had five pitchers selected the first round of the last eight Drafts and could have two more 2015. It’s easy envisioning Day added to that list if he follows through on his commitment to the Commodores. Round 31 INF DILLON PERSINGER AGE DOB: 19,. 31 College: West College BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 5 180 Persinger hit.367 with 19 RBI and 35 runs scored 42 during his 2015 at West College. He also stole 15 bases. Round 32 LHP HILL AGE DOB: 21, 27 College: University of San BATS THROWS: L L HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 210 Hill appeared 20 and made 4 starts 2015 at the University of San. He was 6 with a 7 and struck out 30 hitters 28 innings. Round 33 C GARRETT WOLFORTH AGE DOB: 17, Oct 13 High School: Concordia Lutheran HS BATS THROWS: S R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 185 Round 34 RHP CABEZAS AGE DOB: 18, Dec. 5 High School: Gables Senior HS BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 5 175 Cabezas is committed to the University of Miami. He went 6 with a 0 and 88 strikeouts during his senior at Gables Senior HS. Round 35 C CADE TREMIE AGE DOB: 17, 30 High School: New Waverly HS BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 5 190 Cade is the of current Clippers Manager, Tremie. Round 36 RHP COLEGATE AGE DOB: 21, Nov. 12 College: Ohio Dominican University BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 195 Round 37 RHP LUCAS HUMPAL AGE DOB: 21, Sept. 5 College: Texas State University BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 200 Round 38 RHP BRADEN WEBB AGE DOB: 20, 25 BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 190 Round 39 RHP TRISTIN ENGLISH AGE DOB: 18, 14 High School: Pike County HS BATS THROWS: R R HEIGHT WEIGHT: 6 180 Round 40 RHP PARSONS AGE DOB: 17, 24 High School: Parkside HS.

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Schedule strength means a lot when it comes to deciding who gets a postseason berth in the NFL. An easy schedule didn’t hand the Carolina Panthers a playoff spot, but it was a big reason they went 15-1 last year. An easy schedule kept the New York Jets in playoff contention until the end of the season, and it helped propel the Washington Redskins to a surprise NFC East crown. So it’s important to know which teams are going to get a schedule boost in 2016.

The Steelers start the season in a UPMC Rooney Sports Complex that just underwent a $10-million renovation. Giemont is very happy about that, because his weight room just doubled in size, to 10,000-plus square feet.

Everything is state of the art, from stationary bikes that can monitor performance from anywhere in the world to an “eye muscle” training center where players track spots and numbers on a digital board.

And, oh yeah, there are buckets of Quench Gum and turkey jerky for players by the front door.

“The players spend so much time here, and this is an enjoyable experience for them,” assistant strength and conditioning coordinator Marcel Pastoor said. “We have space … . We can get everybody in and out of here in allotted time [per Collective Bargaining Agreement rules].”

Among other highlights in the room:

A GPS station to track player’s practice activity, with hopes of preventing soft tissue injury.

Forty yards of AstroTurf where players can do plyometrics before or after practice. Players can go from pulling a sled to doing a squat in a matter of seconds. The Steelers believe they are the only NFL team with this amenity inside a weight room.

A cardio room overlooking the Monongahela River.

“I’m sure you guys look at it a lot differently, but I know a lot of players around the league just looking at it; I don’t know if you can feel too strongly one way or the other.”

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Whatever hard feelings safety Eric Berry might have had over his inability to secure a long-term contract from the Kansas City Chiefs dissipated Sunday as he walked through the doors of the team’s practice facility.

“I know it’s a societal issue, but I don’t feel like it’s my place to comment,” Fisher said during Sunday’s availability. “I think our respect for the national anthem has been very, very well-documented, and we’re going to continue to have respect for the national anthem.”

Kaepernick sat during the national anthem for the 49ers’ first three preseason games, and addressed his reasoning with the media on Sunday. The sixth-year pro cited police brutality as a central theme and said he will not stand for the anthem until “there’s significant change, and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent.”

Fisher said he would be “very, very surprised” if any of his players mimicked Kaepernick.

“I’m not being critical of ‘Kap,'” Fisher added. “He has every right to do that, but we have an organizational philosophy that has been in place for a long time with respect to the anthem. I think it’s a special event, and it’s something that should be respected, and that’s my opinion.”

The Panthers did not indicate what would happen to Scifres, who attended Monday’s practice but did not work out. An injury settlement is a possibility with four more moves needed to reduce the roster to 75 by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

“I thought that was pathetic from him,” Isner responded. “The cause he was going for, fine by me — but don’t do it in that fashion. He could have found some other ways to present his voice there.”

A seventh-round pick in 2015, with a year-long apprenticeship under Peyton Manning to go with all of one December kneel-down, will succeed Manning as the Broncos’ quarterback.

There will be plenty of raised eyebrows and more than a few online journeys with Siemian’s name typed into the search engine to figure where he came from and how, exactly, he got to this point. The bottom line is he won the job and won it cleanly.

Kubiak consistently said he was looking “at a body of work’’ to decide on Siemian, Lynch or Sanchez. It wouldn’t be just one practice, one game, one week or even one month that determined the winner. It would be all of it.

It would be knowledge of the playbook, performance on the practice field, command in the huddle, the ability to keep calm in tight situations and Kubiak also even lumped in “the gut feel.’’ Siemian checked the boxes.

While many will question it, just think, for a moment, about who made the decision. A Hall of Fame quarterback calls the football shots for the Broncos in John Elway, and Kubiak played quarterback in the NFL for nine seasons and has invested roughly three decades of his life coaching quarterbacks.

They picked Siemian because of his power arm and level head. They picked Siemian because he played better and handled the competition better. If there has been a quiet criticism of Siemian, it has been that the team wanted to see a little more fire at times.

Siemian crossed that bridge, too, in recent weeks. Kubiak has consistently praised how Siemian managed the team in practice and in games. Kubiak has often said “he’s been around good players and Trevor knows how to handle himself.’’

His teammates have seen it all along: Siemian had an unshakable confidence that he could win the job, even as most believed it bordered on unthinkable.

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Both players are nearing the end of their careers, but they were very productive in 2015. Palmer had 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns, although most people will probably remember him struggling in the playoffs. Fitzgerald had 109 catches, 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. Palmer and Fitzgerald are big reasons the Cardinals are Super Bowl contenders this season. Depending on how the extensions are structured, it should create some cap space for the Cardinals, perhaps to lock up recently-acquired defensive end Chandler Jones to an extension. Jones will be a free agent after this season.

Cardinals fans might be concerned about Palmer and Fitzgerald slowing down soon. But they don’t need to worry about them suiting up with another team for the next couple seasons.

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1 to 10 percent: Aqib Talib spent the first five years of his career wandering through Tampa before finally finding his way in New England. … Chris Harris Jr. is perpetually one of the 10 best corners in the league without ever threatening to be the best (at least thus far).

Demaryius Thomas had one of the quieter 100-catch seasons you’ll ever see last season, but he has now produced four seasons in a row with 90 or more catches and 1,300 or more receiving yards. (The two prior seasons involved Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton.) Thomas has made it to three Pro Bowls in six years, but the concern is simply the sheer number of great receivers flooding the AFC. I don’t think this will be the case, but Thomas might only be the third-best wideout in his own division in 2016, and that wouldn’t even be a knock on his skills. Given the presence of Emmanuel Sanders on the opposite side of the field for another year, Thomas might not enjoy his real breakout season until 2017. 35 percent

Von Miller’s fascinating five-year career has included huge highs and troubling lows. We’re obviously on one of those highs right now, but we’re only two years removed from a season in which he was suspended for cheating a drug test and subsequently tore his ACL. On talent and performance alone, Miller’s on the path to the Hall of Fame. It just feels like there’s a little more risk here than there typically is with similarly productive superstars. 75 percent

DeMarcus Ware has been a first-team All-Pro four times, posted a 20-sack season and won NFC Defensive Player of the Year. His performance in last year’s playoffs was just icing on the cake. 98 percent

Could the Buffalo Bills be without their top two 2016 draft picks when the season opens?

Second-round linebacker Reggie Ragland went down during Friday’s practice with a non-contact knee injury while chasing down running back Reggie Bush.

The Bills are unsure of the extent of the injury, but coach Rex Ryan said he’s “very concerned,” per WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia. As of now the team doesn’t believe the injury involved ligament damage.

Ryan’s concern is foreboding. There will certainly be an update to come on Ragland’s status soon.

Rex added that Ragland’s injury “looked odd” because he wasn’t hit. “But sometimes those can be the worse ones,” he said, via ESPN.

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