Ezekiel Elliott suspension news: Cowboys RB wins injunction, expected to play all season

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary restraining order by a Texas court and will play throughout the duration of the lawsuit. That means Elliott could play the entire regular season as his suit progresses. The court ruled that the NFL did not give Elliott a fair hearing.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s off-field trouble was the story of the NFL offseason, and it’s the reason he will miss a chunk of the 2017 season.

When Beckham made that catch, he was 21 years old, having celebrated his birthday 18 days prior. The first six games of his NFL career, the prologue to when the book on Beckham truly began, saw Beckham rack up 31 receptions and 463 yards. He already had two 100-yard games, though the numbers and statistics became mere footnotes on the bold, italicized paragraph that came to define Beckham.

And then there was the boat trip, an excursion taken by Beckham and his fellow Giants wide receivers flew to Miami a week before their playoff showdown with the Green Bay Packers. The decision was chastised, and used as a scapegoat, and charged for the subsequent loss in Green Bay. And then following said loss, Beckham punched a hole in the wall in the locker room. And who could forget the fight he picked with a kicking net on the sideline?

These two realities — the ability accumulate receptions and Cheap Professional Jerseys yardage by the barrel load, and the one-handed catch, or the viral meltdown — are the yin Cheap Raider Jerseys and yang of how Beckham is typecast in the media.

White sustained a shoulder injury and was ruled out of the game

This is the third straight year these two teams have faced each other to begin their schedules, adding fuel to an already-tense rivalry. The last two meetings have been as close as they could have possibly been (without ending in a tie), as both the Cowboys and Giants have recorded single-point victories the last two seasons.

In 2015, Tony Romo found Jason Witten in the end zone with seven seconds remaining to cap off a 27-26 comeback that stood as one of just four Dallas wins on the season. The Giants got revenge the following year, taking a fourth quarter lead on a Manning touchdown pass to Victor Cruz before holding off their opponents’ comeback attempt. The Cowboys would have the last laugh in 2016, however; they bounced back from that loss with an 11-game winning streak that established them as one of the league’s best teams.

Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears: White sustained a shoulder injury and was ruled out of the game. White finished the game with 6 yards on two catches (four targets). It was the fifth game of his career after being drafted seventh overall in 2015.

Reuben Foster, LB, San Francisco 49ers: On a second-down draw play by Carolina with 3:33 left in the opening quarter, Foster moved toward Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, but his foot appeared to catch as he lunged forward. Foster immediately grabbed for his lower-right leg as medical personnel rushed to him. Soon after, a cart came on the field to take Foster to the locker room. Foster’s injury was announced as a leg issue, then changed to an ankle injury, and he was downgraded to out. Ray-Ray Armstrong replaced him with the starting defense. Foster said after the game that he’d be Cheap Oakland Raiders Jerseys back “very, very, very soon.” However, on Monday, the team announced that Foster has a high ankle sprain; while the Cheap Packer Jerseys timeline for a return was not revealed, Foster’s appraisal is surely on the optimistic side.

Here’s where there’s hope that the NFL can be better than it is.

Kaepernick got an NFL franchise — one in a cartel of businesses that uphold themselves as beacons of Spartan egalitarianism, guided by Football Reasons — to make a personnel decision by Clap-o-Meter. The Ravens ultimately decided to pass after taking Ray Lewis’ word for it. The point stands: Kaepernick made NFL franchises lose their cookies and abandon their well-marketed principles by making them supremely uncomfortable.

After you’re confronted with something you don’t know how to deal with for the first time, it’s hard to be as surprised the next time. Shit you don’t want to deal with becomes an ever-present possibility, and in that way it’s normalized. This has been the preseason of protest in the NFL. Veterans like Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett, and Macolm Jenkins have all demonstrated during the national anthem. The Browns staged the largest anthem protest yet. All of those players will play this season, and their actions portend a season in which protest is the norm. If enough players are doing it, teams won’t do anything about it. They can’t blackball everyone.

Houston made a quarterback change (again). Andy Dalton couldn’t stop throwing interceptions. The Jaguars and Rams looked … pretty awesome? Let’s just say the first week produced some unexpected outcomes.

The Bengals had plenty of things to worry about going into the season opener, but quarterback Andy Dalton wasn’t supposed to be one of them.

End of first quarter. The Chargers were still driving in Broncos Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality territory on their second possession of the game when the first quarter ended.

The Broncos’ second possession of the game, a 13-play, 70-yard marathon of a Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys drive, ended with a sweet Trevor Siemian touchdown toss to Bennie Fowler. It was a free play on which Chargers defensive lineman Joey Bosa was flagged for being offside at the snap. 7-0, Broncos.

Ezekiel Elliott receives injunction from federal court delaying 6-game suspension

A federal court in Texas ruled Friday to extend an injunction that will delay Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension. Elliott is free and clear to take the field for the Cowboys until Judge Amos Mazzant issues a final ruling on Elliott’s pending lawsuit against the NFL. Elliott will likely play out the 2017 season.

All of that in a league that has insisted, all the way to the commissioner’s level, that the choice to not sign him was all about performance.

However, that’s only been the justification since the big freeze-out began six months ago.

Anonymous front-office types have spent a year telling you what they really think. The one who spoke to SN last week was the latest, and he told it in some of the bluntest terms yet.

It’s the same truth they told — again, anonymously — roughly a year earlier, primarily to Bleacher Report, and again to the same publication last spring. That was when Kaepernick started protesting and when he became a free agent, respectively.

None of them exactly deserve Purple Hearts for their bravery in refusing to attach their names to their thoughts. But at least one can see what they’re protecting.

Those who are covering their rear ends — and the outlets and reporters who are giving them shelter by acting as their official stenographers — are merely protecting the status quo, as part of the status quo. Spouting the company line endangers nobody. They may think it’s subversive to declare that Dan Orlovsky and Thad Lewis are better quarterbacks than Kaepernick, but they’re not better than Kaepernick.

Neither is Brock Osweiler, for what that’s worth … which is not much, according to the Broncos. It’s been a foregone conclusion for the past month, when the Dolphins called Jay Cutler out of Cheap Jerseys Coupon Code retirement, that the NFL was determined to sign literally any quarterback over Kaepernick Cheap Jerseys China NHL this offseason. With Osweiler falling into yet another safety net, this too has come to pass.

the Falcons are using that Super Bowl collapse as fuel for 2017.

“We played well and it felt like we were in the backfield all the time, but we have to finish plays,” Watt said. “There were a few sacks left on the table, at least from my point of view. We have get in the film room and get some things corrected, but I’m never going to complain about (the defense) having seven sacks in a game.”

Watt spent the rest of the interview session trying to downplay everything about that impressive debut. The sack dance? That was just something he toyed with in practice. The interception? That was a well-timed play after he “blacked out mentally” on a late hit on Kizer the previous play.

By all accounts, the Falcons are using that Super Bowl collapse as fuel for 2017. Good idea, because every team in the division has the goods to challenge them just to get out of the NFC South. There could be an immediate payoff for the Panthers’ shakeup. The Buccaneers are poised to break through, or at least poised to face the expectations about breaking through. The Saints are hit-and-miss lately, but it’s never smart to assume they’ll keep missing.

12:13 a.m.: Game. Chiefs win, 42-27. Kansas City put up an astonishing 537 yards of total offense on New England, which managed 371 yards itself. The Chiefs had three drives of 90 yards or more Thursday night — they had just one such drive throughout the entire 2016 season. Alex Smith had a career night (28 of 35 passing, 368 yards, four TDs, 148.4 rating), and rookie running back Kareem Hunt set an NFL record for total yards from scrimmage in a debut (17 carries, 148 yards, 1 TD; 5 catches, 98 yards, 2 TDs). The Chiefs’ total of 42 points is the most allowed by the Patriots in the Bill Belichick era.

12:05 a.m.: Touchdown. Two runs, 79 yards, (probably) ball game. The Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys Chiefs Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China needed only a 58 yard run by Kareem Hunt and a 21-yard run by Charcandrick West in a single drive to extend their lead to 15 points with four minutes to play in the game. 42-27, Chiefs.

Denver has now won 10 of the past 12 meetings

Since they could score 30 points per game on a regular basis, it leaves a defense which lacks big-time playmakers the ability to play a more aggressive style. Just a few turnovers and defensive stops will equate to wins by giving the high-octane Pittsburgh offense more possessions.

Ben Roethlisberger goes down with a long-term injury. The Steelers can withstand a couple of games without Big Ben, but the team simply wouldn’t be able to win with Landry Jones under center for many more than that. Even with the ridiculous talent around him, Pittsburgh goes from Super Bowl contender to possibly missing the playoffs without No. 7.

It would be easy to pick Washington, Philadelphia, or the Giants. But let’s do something more interesting and say “rival right now” and go with Green Bay. The Cowboys have lost two close playoffs games to the Packers in the last three years (including the Dez No-Catch game), and Cheap Jerseys Direct they also play again in 2017. The two teams have a storied history against each other since the Ice Bowl. At the moment, the Packers/Cowboys rivalry is hot.

Tacos? I mean we did just draft Taco Charlton in the first round. But let’s go with a traditional Cowboys meal out on the trail driving cattle: steak and beans.

Stay in the news! I mean seriously, what team gets more coverage and does Cheap Jerseys Cn a better job of promoting itself than the Cowboys?

Adrian Peterson won’t run for 1,000 yards, and Mark Ingram will lead the Saints in total yards from scrimmage.

Bennett’s brother, Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, posted in an Instagram message to his brother that he is “glad your voice is one of the ones being heard.”

“I’m sad that you have to share this type of experience with the world but at the same time I’m happy that it happened to you and you lived to talk about it because we all know you’re going to talk about it. Lol,” Martellus Bennett wrote. “The conversation is growing and I’m glad your voice is one of the ones being heard. You are as real as they come, well at least how they used to come. I encourage you to Continue telling your story and the stories of those that came before.”

Michael Bennett has been a vocal advocate for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to publicly protest during the national anthem last season.

But AD will generate some buzz with a breakout performance in Week 1 on Monday Night Football against his former team in Minnesota. Peterson, 32, has been healthy and motivated all summer — and Sean Payton should figure out a way to make creative use of his newest toy in a game that means a lot to him. — Mike Triplett

The Bucs will win the NFC South for the first time since 2007.

They’ve beaten the Falcons three out of the last four times and they get them on Nov. 26 with Atlanta fresh off a Monday night game at Seattle. Their bid for an NFC South title Cheap Jerseys And Hats will be put to the test Cheap Hockey Jerseys when they play three consecutive divisional opponents to close out the season. — Jenna Laine

The talent gap between the Warriors and Cavaliers is palpable.

Golden State was the dominant of the two teams competing in the NBA Finals and threatened to sweep Cleveland had they not pulled off a historically efficient Game 4.

Out West, Golden State re-signed Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, and veterans Zaza Pachulia and David West. They then signed Nick Young to the mid-level exception, drafted Jordan Bell out of Oregon, and signed sharpshooter Omri Casspi.

The Rockets also made a play at contention by dealing much of its depth for Chris Paul. They also re-signed Nene and added P.J. Tucker, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and Tarik Black via free agency.

In Cleveland’s own backyard, the Cheap Quality Baseball Jerseys Celtics have also emerged as challengers to the throne. After adding both Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris without trading Jae Crowder — and also drafting Jayson Tatum amid the emergence of Jaylen Brown — Boston has the frontcourt depth to potentially offset the talents of the world’s greatest basketball player.

Moore led all scorers early, gouging the East for nine points within the first six minutes of play. Her third three-pointer was followed by a mischievous smile to Coach Reeve as if to say, “That looks familiar, doesn’t it?” The West held a 35-30 advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter.

While Sue Bird was telling Holly Rowe that she’d like to see more handles from the guards, Jonquel Jones, a 41% shooter from three-point range on the season, took that as her cue to show off her versatility in the second quarter. Jones’ back-to-back three’s handed the East a 44-42 Cheap Qld School NBA Jerseys lead midway through the second quarter — their first lead of the night.

“Jonquel Jones is going to be a problem in this league for a long time,” said Taurasi. “With her stature, the way she can handle and shoot the ball, and she works so easy on the court. I just think she’s got a really bright future.”

Lonzo Ball is the Lakers’ new direction, and D’Angelo Russell’s abrupt trade proves it

In Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Lakers have an anti-D’Angelo Russell. No wonder they traded away their former star point guard just a month ago for little in return, clearing a path for Ball as the team’s new starter.

It signals not only a player swap, but a culture change they believed they needed to make.

Mikhail Prokhorov in Brooklyn, Tom Gores in Detroit, and Josh Harris in Philadelphia also pulled discount purchases. All these sales — some under financial duress, some following the death of family patriarchs — happened in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the 2011 NBA lockout.

The Kings sale in early 2013 was a capstone of sorts — a veritable report card on how the exclusive club of people wealthy enough to buy major sports franchises felt the league did in collective bargaining. That record price for a mediocre team in a mid-sized market without an arena plan revealed what Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa we now know to be true: The NBA is ascendant.

The next sale — the Bucks, another mediocre team in a mid-sized market without an Cheap NFL Jerseys arena plan — set a new record. Then came Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion for the Clippers, followed by just under $900 million for the freaking Atlanta Hawks.

There’s an old addage that goes: “It’s better to have one in hand than two in the bush,” and that’s the game the Pelicans were forced to play here.

Sure, there were some other options out there that may have been better. Both Kyle Lowry and George Hill are upgrades at this point, but it’d take cap gymnastics to even have a shot at signing one of them outright. And the Pelicans just aren’t that attractive of a suitor for either of them at this point.

Moving on Holiday as quickly as possible was the best decision they could have made. Now they’ll get a chance to see him work a full season alongside Davis and Cousins.

Lonzo Ball had a bad summer league debut. He’ll be fine

Lonzo Ball didn’t play well in the first summer league game of his career, and that does not matter at all. ESPN and Deadspin, to name a few, are crushing the 19-year-old, though, with headlines describing his performance as a “disaster” and “nightmarish.” Those are harsh words for a rookie playing in a game with such unimportance that a very minor Brandon Ingram leg cramp was enough for Magic Johnson to pull him before overtime started.

Ball wasn’t good, but was far from that bad. He had a few good flashes. His first play of the game was an alley-oop tossed from Steph Curry’s-three-point range to a cutting Ingram that had the entire arena roaring.

He saw the floor just as he did at UCLA, finishing with five assists and a number of plays leading to assists. Yet his 1-of-11 shooting from three are what most are taking away from his first taste of NBA action, especially the two misses he had late with the game on the line.

Ultimately, Smith and an impressive group of young Mavericks rallied from a double-digit deficit to come within a respectable margin. But the Lakers still pulled away with a 108-98 win with Ball as the twilight of the night.

Los Angeles moves on to the Summer League finals for a shot at the tournament crown against the Trail Blazers on Monday. Smith takes his first NBA loss to Lonzo Ball.

There are several ways you can cut a two-game night that also featured Portland’s 19-point Cheap MLB Jerseys From China comeback victory. But if you called the night quits early, here’s what you missed:

Memphis was giving Portland a lashing. The Grizz were Cheap Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys up 19 in the third quarter thanks to solid play from Wayne Selden, Vincent Hunter, and Jarell Martin. But Blazers rookie Caleb Swanigan added onto an impressive Summer League output with 15 points and 11 rebounds.