Julius Peppers underwent surgery on his right shoulder.

That is not necessarily a sign the 38-year-old defensive end will return for a 17th NFL season.

As for Pederson, NFL team execs are seeing what they’ve always known but sometimes have to be reminded: While having talented players is critical, coachingput a team over the top. That’s what Bill Belichick has done for almost two decades in Foxborough, and Pederson just out-shined the game’s best coach on the biggest stage.

However, while the benching of Butler will be under severe scrutiny in the days to come, it is the risks Pederson was willing to take on the biggest stage that deserve greater focus.

For all the struggles the Patriots experienced defensively, the Eagles, right up until the fumble forced by Brandon Graham that effectively clinched the game, had just as much difficulty stopping Brady, who racked up a Super Bowl record 505 passing yards and threw three touchdown passes.

The Jets’ GM, who will be on the hot seat with another subpar season, won’t seemingly entrust his future to any of the remaining rookies at this spot, hence the signing of McCown. As such, at No. 6 he will select, arguably, the most pro-ready corner in this draft. Lattimore immediately aids a secondary that was miserable in 2016.

The Saints’ opponents are 34-26, but they’re feeling this season might be special after coming Cheap NFL Jerseys China back from a 15-point deficit in the final three minutes to stun the Redskins.

When you spent the first nine seasons with one team, leave that team and find yourself Nike NFL Jerseys playing against them in your first year away, it’s going to be an emotional situation.

That is where Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell finds himself Sunday when Jacksonville plays the Cardinals in Arizona. As the game has approached, Campbell, who has been the most impactful offseason free agent signing this season, has done everything he can to downplay his reunion.

Wilton Speight likely out for season with 3 broken vertebrae

Michigan Wolverines senior quarterback Wilton Speight has three broken vertebrae in his back, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN’s Chris Fowler first reported Speight’s injury at the top of ABC’s Saturday night broadcast of Michigan State’s 14-10 upset of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Wilton Speight … he is out, probably for the season,” Fowler said. “He has three broken vertebrae, he told us.”

More often than not, that path leads through some sort of tunnel. And more often than not, that tunnel is actually a funnel. What starts as a hallway wide enough for teammates to enter four-wide is gradually condensed, growing smaller and smaller until it’s so tight the kicker might consider traveling sideways. An offensive lineman might consider therapy. At Arizona, visitors Nike NFL Jerseys descend into a hole that feels like a garbage chute, custom built for the fans above to deposit NHL Jerseys China whatever they have in their hands. Notre Dame’s just-unveiled path for opponents to find the playing field looks like a real-life M.C. Escher painting. Only, instead of surrealist’s preferred color black, this tunnel has been painted mustard brown.

“When we went to Washington State our locker room was a five- to seven-minute hike away,” recalled Mike Belotti, who spent 22 seasons at Oregon, from offensive coordinator to head coach to AD. “It wasn’t in the stadium. It was in a building across from the stadium. Sort of. You went down a long, skinny tunnel and that emptied out behind an old gym and then into a hallway. Halftime was only 15 minutes, so by the time you got [to the locker room], it was time to turn around and go back.”