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The NFL season kicks off this week with something special — a potentially historic Super Bowl long shot that could be a double-digit underdog against the Cleveland Browns.

The New York Jets are 1,000-1 to win the Super Bowl at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, preseason odds that are longer than any ever seen before, according to some Vegas oddsmakers.

Last year, the Browns and San Francisco 49ers started the season with the worst odds, but they were only 200-1, a more standard number for the biggest long shots on the board in early September.

The Dallas Cowboys. The rivalry is rooted in the formation of the Dallas franchise. Washington owner George Preston Marshall famously opposed the awarding of a team to Dallas. Clint Murchison, the oil tycoon trying to put a team in Dallas, came into ownership of the rights to Washington’s famous fight song. Marshall and the Washington band director, Barnee Breeskin, had a falling out, and Breeskin sold the rights to the music to Murchison out of revenge. Marshall traded his approval vote for the rights to the music, and the Cowboys were born.

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Patriots put LB Shea McClellin, with undisclosed injury, on IR

The New England Patriots placed linebacker Shea McClellin on injured reserve Monday.

The move was expected after McClellin, who is a key player in certain defensive packages and on special teams, missed most of the preseason with an undisclosed injury.

McClellin, who played in 14 games last season (four starts) for the team, is eligible to be a short-term IR candidate and return later in 2017.

This season we will look to identify good bargains, pick out the high-salary players with the best matchups and consider different strategies depending on whether the contest is a 50/50 or large tournament. In addition to adjusting player scoring for the defensive matchup, we put an emphasis on predicting the game script to help with projecting fantasy potential.

The ninth-ranked defense lost a useful contributor in cornerback A.J. Bouye, but it should be able to replace him with 2015 first-rounder Kevin Johnson. The Texans also get back J.J. Watt after the future Hall of Famer missed virtually all of the 2016 season with a back injury. They might be the favorites to finish with the scoring defense crown in 2017.

If anyone knows this path and the pressure that comes with it, it is Bennett, an Aussie himself and a longtime punter for the San Diego Chargers. Bennett, who retired in 2005, was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 1990s after two All-Pro nods. A former Australian Rules football star, he has become the pied piper of Aussie punters down in San Diego, where his family’s home has become a safe haven for those with big legs and bags packed, thousands of miles from home.

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The hit Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took from Browns defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun early in the second quarter of Cleveland’s preseason win Monday night was legal.
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That doesn’t mean Beckham, his New York teammates or fellow NFL players have to be OK with such a tackle in an exhibition game.

Truthfully, the NFL could now use a few Chris Longs, so that he’s not the only one, isolated, standing out, even in a fairly benign gesture like his. It’s still early, except this entire discussion is not new — and, thanks to the ongoing nightmarish aftermath of Charlottesville, it won’t go away soon.
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Which brings us back to statues — the one of Smith and Carlos at their alma mater of San Jose State University, particularly. It’s a victory stand with them posed on it, but with Norman’s position left vacant. The first reaction is to wonder whether Norman was snubbed.

Bills receiver Rod Streater injured his left foot after making a 12-yard catch early in the fourth quarter of Buffalo’s loss to the Eagles. Streater made a leaping 28-yard catch late in the third and been one of the early preseason stars. The entire Bills team surrounded Streater as he was carted off the field.

Eagles running back Corey Clement scored the first touchdown of Thursday’s game against the Bills. The former Wisconsin running back, who went undrafted in April, had eight carries for 34 yards and caught two passes for another 6 yards against the Bills.

We believe that the NFL has been complicit in the ostracization of Colin Kaepernick Youth Jersey

Top activist organizations, from the Justice League NYC to the NAACP, came together to help facilitate the rally. Prominent speakers at the event did not hold back when calling out the NFL for its lack of support for Kaepernick.

We believe that the NFL has been complicit in the ostracization of Colin Kaepernick, said Symone Sanders, a Democratic strategist and CNN political analyst. And today, it is time for the NFL to take a stand.

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If Glennon wants to shake that déjà vu feeling and make sure the Bears stick to the original plan of 2017 being his year, then his task is simple: He needs to play his best preseason game Sunday. He needs to sustain long drives, display more accuracy, be turnover-free, lead the offense to more points, have a quicker release, control what he can control and, most importantly, be confident.

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Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

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Jerry Kramer’s time might finally come.

Brazile was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1975 after the Oilers selected the former Jackson State linebacker with the sixth overall pick of the 1975 NFL Draft. He made the Pro Bowl every year from 1976-82 and was named to the 1970s all-decade team.
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During a 10-year career, the now-64-year-old Brazile never missed a game and retired with 13 interceptions and 11 sacks over his final three seasons, when sacks became an official stat in 1982.

I don’t know what to say, Brazile told the Houston Chronicle after getting the call from Hall of Fame president David Baker. I’m speechless. I’m so happy, I’m just floating. It’s such an honor, a blessing. I can’t believe it after all these years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kramer and Brazile must now receive at least 80 percent of the vote from the full selection committee, which will meet to vote the weekend before the Super Bowl.

There was more than enough debate during the 2017 NFL offseason about Colin Kaepernick. Should he get a contract? Should he not? Why isn’t that happening? Is it a conspiracy? Why doesn’t anyone want him when teams will take guys with criminal records?

So whether it disappoints you or delights you, we will declare in advance that Kaepernick must resume his career as an NFL quarterback before he can rank among the most hated in that category.

Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga to one-year deal

The Dolphins have signed veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga to a one-year deal, the team announced Saturday in a move first reported by the Palm Beach Post.

With this week’s season-ending injury to 2017 second-round draft pick Raekwon McMillan, the Dolphins needed to bring aboard a linebacker for depth purposes. With Maualuga, though, the Dolphins get more than just depth.

Head of School Neal Brown said Green Acres, a school of about 320 students ages 3 through eighth grade, has at least one Native American family that has felt distress due to the Redskins moniker that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deemed disparaging in 2014 when it revoked the team’s trademark.

“We want to approach this with children in a very age-appropriate and sensitive way. We’re in no way trying to vilify anyone for rooting for the local football team because, in truth, I root for the local football team,” Brown said. “I think it’s only honest to acknowledge the times when the need to be respectful and thoughtful and sensitive overrides people’s ability to express themselves as they’d like.”

The Redskins and owner Dan Snyder, who has vehemently defended the mascot, have yet to comment.

Rivers, a third-round pick out of Youngstown State, was injured on a kickoff coverage drill during the Patriots’ joint practice with the Texans on Wednesday in West Virginia. The team sent him back to Boston for more testing and apparently the results were not good.

Rivers had 41 sacks in his college career, including 14 last fall as a senior. The Patriots were counting on him to be a regular contributor up front, if not necessarily a starter right out of the gate.

With the rookie out of the mix, the depth chart at defensive end is looking thin: Kony Ealy, Trey Flowers, Geneo Grissom and Caleb Kidder, the latter an undrafted free agent. That could mean the Patriots are in the market for veteran help at the position as the regular season approaches.

Dewayne Dedmon agrees to sign with Atlanta Hawks, per report

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Dewayne Dedmon will sign a new deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. The deal will reportedly be for two years and $14 million with a player option in the second year. Dedmon has played four seasons in the NBA, most recently with the San Antonio Spurs. He averaged just over 17 minutes per game, putting up 5.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Dedmon is a 7’0 center who could likely start for the Hawks after the team traded away Dwight Howard to the Hornets.

The Celtics were scheduled to pay Bradley $8.8 million for the 2017-18 season, the final year of his deal. Instead, they save $3.4 million by taking on Morris’ $5.4 million contract, which expires at the end of the 2019 season.

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Morris is a gifted volume scorer at the forward spot, averaging 14 points per game for the Pistons last season. He joins a crowded Boston frontcourt, also featuring Hayward, Jae Crowder, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum — the third-overall pick in this year’s NBA draft. Morris could also be a replacement for Crowder, who is rumored to be part of a sign-and-trade to the Jazz in exchange for Hayward.

But fortune favors the bold, not the exceedingly patient. Ainge may have the last laugh in five years, but there’s a price to waiting for the perfect opportunity instead of pouncing on repeated good ones.

The East already stunk, and now it’s lost Jimmy Butler and Paul George in the span of eight days, with Paul Millsap possibly next. Dion Waiters might make the All-Star team next year!

Jazz fans burn Gordon Hayward’s jersey while yelling the saddest zingers

Nobody can tell you how you’re supposed to feel when your favorite player leaves town — but these Gordon Hayward jersey-burning Jazz fans need to at least work on their zingers.

Hayward announced on the Fourth of July that he’d be leaving the Jazz and heading to Boston to reunite with his former Butler coach Brad Stevens on the Celtics. Understandably, fans in Utah are upset their All-Star is leaving in his peak — but those quips.
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Instead, Paul leaves a situation that had grown stale for one that is ready to bloom. The Rockets were one of the few credible challengers the Warriors had in the West last season and now they’ve added the greatest point guard of his generation to pair with James Harden. With CP3 on board, the Rockets have two top-10 players on their roster and only the Warriors and maybe the Thunder can say the same.

This is a bold move even if it does come with a potential downside. Paul is 32 years old and missed 21 games last season with a thumb injury. He’ll be looking for a massive extension next summer, thanks to a new provision in the collective bargaining agreement that Paul helped negotiate. The Rockets could wind up paying a premium price for the latter stages of his career.
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The fit with Harden is an interesting one because both players thrive with the ball in their hands. Both Paul and Harden are proud and stubborn and both are franchise players who run their respective offenses through their own unique games. Both are also smart as hell, and both will benefit from working with one of the game’s genius offensive minds in Mike D’Antoni.

Markelle Fultz drained 3 one-handed, backward full-court shots at the NBA rookie photo shoot

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The wrong place is all many people are able to call home, and what becomes of their lives often is the result of the disenfranchisement that comes with poverty and having black or brown skin. This is not about people having a victim mentality, but a society that stacks the deck against certain groups of people who, then, have to overcome numerous obstacles for a chance at a decent life.

In such a scenario, success becomes a rarity and a life of crime (for individuals who did not have the benefit of good schools and have limited-to-no employment prospects) becomes the norm. Thus, the inequities in the criminal-justice system will remain so long as society is mired in systemic racism.

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Meanwhile, towards the end of the tour, Bob Myers notes that many of the inmates grew up in the wrong place and made the wrong decisions. This, in juxtaposition to his upbringing in Alamo, CA, where he perhaps knew one person who went to prison.

Le’Veon Bell turned down a 5-year deal with the Steelers at the last minute, per report

In the final hours before the deadline to sign Le’Veon Bell to a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers thought they agreed to terms with the running back’s agent, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. But then Bell nixed the deal.

It’s great news for Chick-fil-A employees who want to watch the Falcons on Sunday, and horrible for anyone else seeing the Falcons on Sunday. It’s good news for college fans and MLS fans though, who will get all the chicken they can eat on their game days.

The Mercedes-Benz stadium concessions list notes that on Sundays, Chick-fil-A is replaced by “Fries Up,” which was a hashtag Chick-fil-A coined during the Falcons playoff run in 2017, but despite the link there won’t be any chicken at the restaurant.

Undrafted rookie Marcelis Branch blows his coverage, and Bosher tried to recover the punt before it hit the ground, but the ball bounced off of his hands. The blocked punt came shortly after another one of Bosher’s punts was very nearly blocked.

Atlanta also allowed the Steelers’ Trey Williams to run one of Bosher’s punts in the third quarter back 64 yards for a touchdown.

The Falcons have plenty of young players and undrafted free agents — including Branch — who are trying to make an impression in the preseason. That lack of experience for Bosher’s blockers plays into this.

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