Jurrell Casey in London promoting NFL, Titans-Chargers Week 7 matchup

Dec 31, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) celebrates beating the Jacksonville Jaguars to earn a playoff spot at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans’ Week 7 matchup against the Chargers will mark their first ever game in London.

Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey took a trip nike nfl jerseys cheap china across the Atlantic to help promote the NFL as the league aims to expand its fan base beyond the United States.

He was joined by Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel in a video posted by the Titans’ Twitter account.

Dec 31, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) celebrates beating the Jacksonville Jaguars to earn a playoff spot at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) celebrates beating the Jacksonville Jaguars to earn a playoff spot at Nissan Stadium.

First things first: Those new Titans jerseys look really sharp. The contrast between the dark blue and the two-tone gray shoulders is a really nice touch.china nike nfl jerseys cheap

It would also be cool if Casey started to get more national recognition. Teams didn’t necessarily send their best players to London for the promotional tour, but it’s cool to see Casey representing the Titans. He’s one of the league’s unheralded dominant players and he deserves more love. Promotional events like this should help a little bit.

The defensive lineman also ran into some Titans fans across the pond.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china

Hopefully those guys are all at that Week 7 matchup.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping  Tennessee is technically the visiting team at Wembley Stadium, but it would be good for them to have a little bit of a home field advantage against a very good Chargers team.

San Antonio Spurs

Oh yes, I’m going here. The San Antonio Spurs have devolved into an afterthought amid the Kawhi Leonard saga. They’re going to trade him and begin some sort of rebuild. Talking about their championship chances is a complete waste of time. Their window has clearly closed.

Except, what if it’s still open?nfl nike jersey cheap

Leonard remains with the Spurs, in case you haven’t noticed. It doesn’t appear that he and San Antonio have kissed and made up, but he hasn’t purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, Philadelphia or Boston either.

A relatively inconsistent market is starting to favor the Spurs. The Raptors are now the betting favorite to land Leonard, according to OddsShark. The optics will change. All they’ve done is shift since the end of the season.cheap nike nfl jersey  And the longer this drags out, the more likely Leonard is to begin the season with San Antonio. nike nfl jerseys cheap china

That doesn’t mean the Spurs won’t pull the trigger closer to the trade deadline. They could. But they’ve offered Leonard the five-year, $221.3 million designated veteran extension he’s eligible to sign, per Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. Turning down that money, assuming it’s there, will be tough—especially if an outside admirer isn’t pressured into acquiescing to San Antonio’s asking price.

Which team is going to do that? The Celtics, Lakers and Sixers can defend all-in offers, but none of them are in panic mode. Boston is set up to run the Eastern Conference. Los Angeles has LeBron James under lock and key. cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Philly won 52 games last season with a core that has yet to enter its prime. The urgency isn’t there.

Keeping Leonard feels like a distinct possibility for the Spurs—more than it did a month or so ago anyway. Work things out, and they’re sitting pretty. They won 47 games without him, and the Rockets’ offseason may have weakened their hold on the non-Warriors crowd. cheap nfl nike jersey

Losing Kyle Anderson to the Memphis Grizzlies stings. He profiled as the Spurs’ second-most valuable player last year, according to NBA Math’s total points added. But they’ll hardly notice his absence with Leonard in tow. And letting Tony Parker bolt for the Charlotte Hornets is an understated victory. It opens up more playing time for summer-league standouts Lonnie Walker IV and Derrick White.

Feel free to dismiss the Spurs at my expense. This will look pretty bad if they unload Leonard. But the budding, if still slightly strained, prospect of his return permits their inclusion. They belong here precisely because they’re not supposed to be.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

Tavon Austin, Dallas Cowboys

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No one has quite figured out how to use Tavon Austin despite the continued implementation of spread principles at the professional level. The Dallas Cowboys just might have found a way to finally utilize his skill set by moving him to running back. cheap nfl custom jerseys

Austin has been viewed as a wide receiver for the bulk of his career. However, he excelled at West Virginia as a multipurpose weapon before the then-St. Louis Rams used the eighth overall pick to select the 5’8″, 179-pound speedster.

Technically, the Cowboys’ coaching  nike nfl jerseys cheap staff now refers to Austin as a “web back,” which is a glorified third-down role.

“At the end of the day, I’m a playmaker,” Austin said, per the Dallas Morning News’ Brandon George. “That’s how I describe myself. I don’t really care where I’m at on the field. I just want the ball and a little bit of space and let me create, and I’m going from there.”

The ability to create is what’s important. nfl jerseys cheap nike Not asking him to be a refined route-runner or reliable target is a major step in the right direction. As a member of the running back stable, Austin can be handed the ball or targeted out of the backfield. His creativity in space is where he excels.

“He’s a steal,” quarterback Dak Prescott said of the Dallas trade to acquire Austin from the Rams, per ESPN.com’s Todd Archer.

Baltimore Ravens: Alex Collins, Running Back

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With a strong veteran presence, there aren’t many young stars in Baltimore. Instead, the strength of the roster is a highly rotated front seven. If there’s a young cornerstone, it’s Alex Collins, who was signed last September after the Seattle Seahawks cut him.

Collins had a 6.3 yards-per-carry average on positive runs last year. The only back with more carries and a higher average on positive runs last year was Todd Gurley (6.31) of the Los Angeles Rams.nike jersey nfl

When the Ravens got a hat on a hat, Collins was one of the most talented runners last season. If he can do more as a pass-catcher than he has so far, he may develop into one of the better all-around backs in the league.authentic nfl jerseys sale

After the offseason loss of Stephon Gilmore to the rival New England Patriots in free agency and the trade of 2015 second-round pick Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Buffalo Bills desperately needed Tre’Davious White, their rookie first-round pick, to hit in 2017. Luckily for them, White proved that his athleticism could immediately translate, and he quickly was one of the best cornerbacks in the league.jersey nfl wholesale

Along with free-agent safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, White helped completely revamp the Bills’ secondary in 2017. Buffalo’s defense had a defensive passing efficiency of 78.8, the fifth-best mark in the league.

Per Bleacher Report’s NFL 1000 rankings, White was the 13th-best cornerback in the NFL last season, slotted between former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman and Atlanta Falcon Desmond Trufant.

As a rookie, running back Christian McCaffrey cracked over 1,000 yards of offense, despite most of them coming as a pass-catcher. It’s possible that McCaffrey will take the bulk of the carries with Jonathan Stewart, Carolina’s longtime top ball-carrier, now with the New York Giants, and just C.J. Anderson pressing him for touches.

McCaffrey is used more like a top-end gadget nfl nike jerseys for sale  player than a true running back at this point in his career. Inside the 10, McCaffrey recorded just four of the team’s 36 carries last year. At the same time, he was the only Panther to catch more than two balls inside the 10, where he saw seven targets for four touchdowns.

He’s not what you would traditionally think where to buy nfl jerseys online of as running back. Everyone will be tracking his transition to a more voluminous role.

Small Forward: Glenn Robinson III

Team: Indiana Pacers

Age: 24

Type of Free Agency: Unrestricted

2017-18 Per-Game Stats: 4.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.6 steals

2017-18 Advanced Metrics: 10.8 PER, minus-12.16 TPA, minus-1.05 RPM women nfl jerseys

Injured during an intrasquad scrimmage late in the 2017 offseason, Glenn Robinson III lost any and all momentum he possessed heading into the 2017-18 campaign. After he went under the knife to repair his ankle, he wasn’t able to make his season debut until a Feb. 23 contest against the Atlanta Hawks.

By that point, it was too late. Though Robinson was supposed to become an integral offensive piece for the Indiana Pacers, they’d already shattered expectations and earned a distinct shot at home-court advantage nfl cheap jersey in the playoffs’ opening round. He couldn’t break into the established rotation enough to earn more than 14.7 minutes per game in his 23 appearances, and he spent the vast majority of the first-round loss watching from the bench.

But Robinson is still only 24 years old, and his skill set hasn’t been swallowed up. As Mark Montieth explained for Pacers.com at the end of the year, he needs minutes to maximize those extant talents:

“One could argue that a healthy Robinson could have contributed as much as [Bojan] Bogdanovic did. Bogdanovic was signed to provide 3-point shooting, but over the past three seasons, Robinson has the better nfl jersey store 3-point percentage of the two. Robinson also is more athletic, and therefore at least the equal of the taller Bogdanovic as a defender and rebounder.

“The weaknesses in Robinson’s game—court awareness, ballhandling, consistency—need consistent playing time to resolve. And while he’s a favorite in and out of the locker room for his polite demeanor and positive, team-first #OverlyDedicated attitude amid all circumstances, he might be better served playing for another team, even a lesser one, that allows him more freedom and opportunity.”nfl jerseys cheap jerseys

Injuries stealing away his opportunities have made Robinson an unproven commodity, w nfl china jerseys hich sets the stage for him to become a massive bargain. nfl womens jerseys He’s still a risky investment, but coming off the disabled list to shoot 41.2 percent from beyond the arc is a great first sign—an indication he’s still just waiting for the right chance.my cheap nfl jerseys

Honorable Mentions: Luke Babbitt, James Ennis III, LeBron James (yes, the max salary is a massive bargain)

Report: J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson to Be Ready for Training Camp After Injuries

The Houston Texans are expected to open training camp next month with quarterback Deshaun Watson and defensive end J.J. Watt on the field.

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Watson and Watt have progressed well enough from their injuries that the Texans don’t expect either player to be placed on the physically unable to perform list when camp begins July 23. nike nfl jerseys for cheap

Watt has been limited to eight games over the past two seasons, including five in 2017. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg during a Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that ended his year early.cheap nike nfl jerseys china

Four days after throwing for 402 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-38 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8, Watson tore his ACL during practice. He was tied for the NFL lead with 19 touchdown passes at the time of his injury. nfl jerseys nike cheap

The Texans finished 4-12 last season, their worst record since 2013. They won the AFC South in 2015 and 2016.

Torrey Smith Responds to Donald Trump Disinviting Eagles to White House

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, wants to set the record straight about “lies” coming from the White House.

Smith reacted to the sitting president’s decision to rescind an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Eagles to celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots on Tuesday. The receiver pointed out Donald Trump failed to grasp why many nfl jerseys nike cheap Eagles weren’t planning on attending and is spreading a “false narrative that players are anti military”:

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported fewer than 10 Eagles were planning on going to the White House anyway before Trump decided the invitation was off.

This all comes after the NFL enacted a new policy this offseason that gives players the option to remain in the locker room during the anthem but requires those on the field to stand. Trump praised the effort while appearing on Fox & Friends but also suggested those who protested injustices by kneeling shouldn’t even be in the United States.

“You have to stand proudly for the national anthem,” he said. “You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”

The topic was a major talking point during the 2017 season, especially after Trump suggested at a rally NFL owners should “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” if a player knelt during the anthem.cheap nike nfl jerseys china

Smith was vocal in his disappointment with the new rule change, telling David Newton of ESPN.com that money was a motivating factor and there could be additional protesting as a result:

“You’re disappointed but not surprised. At the end of the day, the league is about money, it’s a business. To try to silence those guys when they’re trying to do the right thing for our country, I don’t know what to say about it.new nike nfl jerseys cheap

“It could stir things up, which is a problem. Because you’re stirring things up because you’re being told to be quiet, when it could have been done together to figure out what we can do to move forward and what would be best for the players.”buy nike nfl jerseys cheap

Denver Nuggets: Gerald Green

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Nikola Jokic’s contract status complicates the Denver Nuggets’ salary-cap position. Declining his team option makes him a restricted free agent and ensures he won’t get to survey the landscape as an unattached window-shopper next July.cheap nfl jerseys nike

Just about everyone and their imaginary friends’ imaginary siblings believe the Nuggets will deal with Jokic’s new contract this summer. While his cap hold will be peanuts, his max salary will run them about $25.3 million next year. That could saddle them with a payroll in excess of $140 million if Darrell Arthur (player option), Wilson Chandler (player option) and Will Barton (unrestricted) all return.nike nfl jerseys for cheap

Belly-flopping into the tax to preserve a lottery team’s status quo is quite the undertaking, and Denver doesn’t appear willing to tackle it. ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski expects the Nuggets to dangle the No. 14 pick in an attempt to offload Kenneth Faried’s expiring salary (h/t Denver Stiffs’ Ryan Blackburn).

Offloading this $13.8 million weight could be a ploy to dream in free agency. Scenarios exist in which the Nuggets shed money, shoot their shot for household names and go over the cap to re-sign Jokic. But this, again, would be predicated nfl jerseys nike cheap on immersing themselves in the luxury tax.

The free-agency outlet is more the Nuggets’ speed until they take the measures necessary to dig up space and indicate a willingness to join the luxury-tax ranks. That removes even mid-level candidates from their purview. Broken-record style:cheap nike nfl jerseys china  A max deal for Jokic could vault them into the tax without touching the roster.

Gerald Green isn’t going incite enthusiasm among new nike nfl jerseys cheap Denver’s fanbase, but he’s an electric and affordable wing. He’s instant offense and no stranger to effective defensive stretches. The Rockets used him primarily at the 2 and 3, but he can play some ultra-small 4. The Nuggets need that kind of versatility on the wings—particularly if Houston goes in a different direction and he remains a minimum mercenary.

Dallas Mavericks: DeMarcus Cousins

Going on 28, with an Achilles injury in his rear view, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t fit the M.O. for a rebuilding team. But the Dallas Mavericks have the ability to dredge up $20 million or more in room, and Boogie’s list of potential suitors nike nfl jerseys cheap has dwindled since he was deemed a max-money formality last year.

Consider what ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe said on a recent episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast (h/t Twitter user Kumar):

“There’s just no market for DeMarcus Cousins outside Dallas, and then you have to go into sign-and-trade world. The Lakers are obviously there too. People react like, ‘No, DeMarcus Cousins is a star; every team will pay him the max.’ OK, who? He’s a big man coming off an nfl jerseys cheap nike Achilles tear, and half the teams [that have space] don’t want to spend their cap room because they’re bad.”

Opportunity is knocking at the Mavericks’ door. Taking a flier on Cousins doesn’t sit right if he costs the full monte over four years. Yours truly has advocated against this exact pursuit. But signing him at a discount or for just one to two years allows them to win the press conference.

Plus, if the Mavericks are on the prowl for a high-end frontcourt mainstay, Cousins represents their most realistic option. Giving bloated offer sheets to restricted free agents like Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker, Jusuf Nurkic and Julius Randle nfl nike jerseys cheap doesn’t guarantee their incumbent teams will pass. Cousins controls his destiny, and the New Orleans Pelicans won’t up their bottom line to keep him after the success they enjoyed with Nikola Mirotic beside Anthony Davis.

Drafting Mohamed Bamba renders all of this null and void—assuming he’s nike nfl jersey cheap available when the Mavs are on the clock at No. 5. ESPN.com’s Jonathan Givony projects he’ll last that long in his latest mock, but Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman says he’ll go third overall to the Hawks.

CB Bashaud Breeland

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A freak injury prevented cornerback Bashaud Breeland from signing a deal during free agency’s opening week. He agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers before the team nullified the contract based on a failed physical.

Breeland suffered a cut on his left heel after being hit by a golf cart while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. That reaggravated an injury the cornerback had in elementary school that required a skin graft.women nfl jerseys

“It’s an old injury from the fourth grade,” Breeland told ESPN.com’s David Newton. “I don’t understand it. I’ve been through this before. I got over it at a young age. It’s a lot of money on the line. A lot of things going on.”

A team has an opportunity to land a premier nickel corner. According to Pro Football Focus, Breeland allowed a league-low 63.9 passer rating from the slot in 2016. The fourth-year pro bumped outside last season and still excelled.

Rob Demovsky reported two weeks ago the defensive back is now healthy and expected to pass medical tests. While Breeland may have missed out earlier, he’s too talented not to be signed by the start of training camp.official nike nfl jerseys

Like Breeland, Leonard Johnson is a standout nickel corner with the ability to start for multiple franchises. Unlike Breeland, Johnson doesn’t provide as much position flexibility.

Multiple-receiver sets force defenses to field three or four cornerbacks a majority of the time.

The 5’10”, 194-pound cornerback with 4.71-second 40-yard-dash speed doesn’t project well to outside corner. He’s much better working in tighter spaces because it allows him to take advantage of his physicality and route recognition.jersey nfl cheap

Johnson’s skill set is narrow yet important. cheap authentic nfl jerseys china He’s played in 77 career games for four franchises in six seasons.

“That toughness, that innate toughness he possesses, I think goes a long way in life and on the football field,” Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said of Johnson, Matthew Fairburn.

The Bills added veterans Vontae Davis and Phillip Gaines this offseason. Gaines can cover the slot, but he’s not nearly as effective. If the Bills decide not to re-sign Johnson, he’ll move on and adeptly handle another defense’s nickel responsibilities.