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Why the Jets gave Joe Flacco a new team before Cam Newton signed with one

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    Another veteran QB found a new home in 2020 NFL free agency who isn't named Cam Newto夜网论坛n. The Jets signed Joe Flacco to a one-year deal, a move announced by his agent. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the contract for the former Ravens and Broncos starter has a base worth of only $1.5 million with incentives maxing out at $4.5 million.

    Flacco, 35, is recovering from neck surgery to correct an ailment that cut short his lone season in Denver. The 2007 first-rounder and Super Bowl 47 MVP for Baltimore didn't want to retire and now can get to stick around in the league for at least another season, if he proves to be healthy enough.

    Meanwhile, 2011 No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton, released by the Panthers in March, remains a free agent and still the best veteran QB on the market. So why did the Jets take a flyer on Flacco instead, given that he also carries a level of recent injury history mystery?

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    First, Flacco, who has made plenty of money in his career and once was the highest-paid QB in the NFL, settled for relative little money to keep playing for someone. Second, after his time with the Broncos proved, pre-injury, that he no longer cou[......]

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    Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren blasts Donald Trump's coronavirus response

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    Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren blasted President Donald Trump's coronavirus pandemic response on Tuesday — the same day Green Bay announced an indefinite hold on fan attendance at Lambeau Field due to rising COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.

    Holmgren, in a statement issued夜网论坛 through the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential campaign, lambasted Trump for his response, saying, "It didn't have to be this bad." Holmgren is a public ally of the candidates.

    "Today's announcement makes one thing very clear — President Trump's failure to mount a forceful response to the coronavirus pandemic has had profound consequences for Green Bay's economy," Holmgren said in the statement. "Small businesses in the community are paying dearly. We are now months into the crisis, cases are surging and President Trump still doesn't have a plan to get the virus under control. It didn't have to be this bad."

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    This is not the first time Holmgren has taken Trump to task for his coronavirus response. The former Packers coach, who led Green Bay to a 75-37 record from 1992-98 and a victory in Super Bowl 31, initially voiced his support for Biden and Harris on Sept. 12.[......]

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    Why the Jaguars hired Urban Meyer: Florida ties, top pick helped lure ex-Ohio State coach to Jacksonville

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    The Jaguars on Thursday made official what had been rumored within NFL and college football circles since late December: Longtime college football coach Urban Meyer is coming out of retirement to become Jacksonville's newest coach, replacing Doug Marrone.

    While Meyer's sustained success at the college level is undeniable, the hire nevertheless will raise a few eyebrows, considering he has zero NFL coaching experience. Many will be quick to compare him to college contemporary Nick Saban, who infamously floundered in two seasons with the Dolphins before returning to coach college at Alabama.

    Whether Meyer will learn to overcome the professional hurdles Saban couldn't remains to be seen. But there are other factors — his ties to the state of Florida, his history of health issues and scandals and his managerial style, among others — that owner Shad Khan had to weigh while deciding whether to hire him.

    Here's a look at those factors, and how they could affect Meyer's tenure with the Jaguars:

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    Dak Prescott thanks Alex Smith for inspiration during comeback from gruesome ankle injury

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    Dak Prescott turned to a fellow NFC East quarterback for inspiration.

    Coming off a brutal ankle injury that cost him most of the 2020 season, Prescott is expected to be 100 percent this upcoming season, his sixth as Cowboys QB. The injury, while gruesome, was apparently nothing for Prescott to overcome, though, as he thanked quarterback Alex Smith for being a point of inspiration for his return.

    Smith, who dealt with a life-threatening leg injury of his own, was mentioned by name during Prescott's news conference on Wednesday, during which the Cowboys announced the new deal.

    I have to thank, honestly, Alex Smith. Because at that moment, when you're sitting there, and you h夜网论坛ave an injury like that or you come out of surgery, to see somebody who has already done it and did it actually in worse circumstances, that allowed my mind just to go to straight, 'Hey, I can do this. I'm gonna beat this, it's just a matter of time, when are the doctors are saying. But I'm gonna beat this. So I have to thank Alex, for somebody who's overcome that and won Comeback Player of th[......]

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    Who plays on Thursday night football tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 1

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    Get excited. The 2021 NFL season is kicking off on Thursday night. The league is beginning its season with its usual Thursday night football season opener, and the NFL is having the reigning Super Bowl champions host the contest for the second straight year after departing from that tradition for its 100th season.

    The Buccaneers will have a chance to host a game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday. The Bucs became the first team to win a Super Bowl on home soil back in February, so the return to their home stadium will be extra sweet.

    As the Bucs unveil their banner, they will look to start the season with a win — something they couldn't do last year. They will have to take down a quality NFC offense that is coming off a down year but is fully healthy coming into 2021. It should be a high-powered evening for the offense.

    Below is everything to know about that matchup, plus everything you need to know to watch the NFL season-opener Thursday night

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    NFL schedule Week 3: TV coverage, channels, scores for every football game today

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    Two weeks into the season, only seven teams remain undefeated, and it's a mixed bag of teams.

    So far, only the Raiders, Broncos, Buccaneers, Panthers, 49ers, Rams and Cardinals have made it through the first two games without taking a loss. That list is guaranteed to go down at least by one as Tom Brady and the Buccaneers travel to Los Angeles to take on Matthew Stafford and the Rams in the only battle of unbeatens in Week 3.

    There is also a matchup of winless teams. By the end of this week, either the Falcons or Giants will add a win to the standings as both so far have gotten off to 0-2 starts to 2021.

    Sporting News has you covered for everything you need to read about for the third week of the season.

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    NFL schedule this week: Week 3 TV coverage

    Here's the full schedule for Week 3 of the NFL season, plus final scores and how to watch every game live. 

    Note: national broadcasts are listed in bold

    Thursday, Sept. 23GameTime (ET)TV channelPanthers 24, Texans 98:20 p.m.NFL Network, fuboTV

    Sunday, Sept. 26GameTime (ET)TV channelBills 43, Washingon 211 p.m.FOX, fuboTVBrowns 26, Bears 61 p.m.FOX, fuboTVRavens 19, Lions 171 p.m.CBS, fuboTVTitans 25, Colts 161 p.m.CBS, fuboTVChargers 30, Chiefs 241 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSaints 28, Patriots 131 p.m.FOX, fuboTVFalcons[......]

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    Jeremy Lin has perfect homecoming in Rockets' preseason win in Taiwan

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    TAIPEI, Taiwan — It was a perfect homecoming for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin in Taiwan.

    Lin, whose parents emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the 1970s, scored 17 points and went 3-for-4 from the 3-point line to help the Rockets overcome the Indiana Pacers 107-98 in an exhibition game played before a capacity crowd of 13,686.

    James Harden led all Rockets scorers with 21 and had three 3-pointers.

    Paul George's 19 points led the Pacers. George Hill contributed 17, but suffered what coach Frank Vogel called "a mild ankle sprain" in a third-quarter scramble.

    Lin was clearly the crowd favorite and didn't disappoint with a dazzling array of clutch shooting and pin-point passing.

    His play earned him accolades from Rockets coach Kevin McHale, who said all the h夜网论坛ard work Lin put in over the summer is giving him the boost he needs to cope with the pressure of being one of the most closely watched NBA players in Asia.

    "He puts so much pressure on himself," McHale said. "There's an entire half of the world that seems to be pulling for him."

    After a close first quarter, Houston pulled away to lead by 15 points at halftime. Indiana cut the lead to two before fading in the final quarter.

    McHale singled out Houston newcomer Omri Casspi for special praise. Casspi had had 13 points and nine rebounds, all but one on the defensive end.

    "Omri is doing a really good job for us," McHale said. "He's playing at a reall[......]

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    Pelicans: Ryan Anderson out indefinitely with herniated disk

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    METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson has been diagnosed with a herniated disk and will be out indefinitely.

    The 6-foot-10 Anderson has been New Orleans' leading scorer, averaging 19.8 points per game, along with 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

    Anbderson' injury occurred during a game in Boston on Jan. 夜网论坛3, when he collided hard with the Celtics' Gerald Wallace in the fourth quarter of a Pelicans victory.

    New Orleans plays in Miami on Tuesday night.

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    Celtics' moves clearly pave way for Rajon Rondo return

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    BOSTON — For the second time in the last 10 days, the Celtics have made a trade , this time with a pretty clear mission in mind — to pave the way for the return of point guard Rajon Rondo.

    There still is no official confirmation of when Rondo will be back on the floor after coming back from an ACL injury suffered last January, but indications continue to point to a return on Friday against the Lakers . On Wednesday, Boston sent Rondo on a two-hour assignment to Maine’s Red Claws in the D-League, where he participated in a workout before returning to Boston.

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    Before that, the Celtics sent guard Jordan Crawford, who had started 35 of the team’s 39 games, to Golden State as part of a three-team deal in which Toney Douglas went to Miami and Boston got shot-blocking center Joel Anthony.

    Earlier in the month the Celtics traded away shooting guard Courtney Lee, sending him to Memphis for guard Jerryd Bayle夜网论坛ss, who is capable of backing up at point guard. Bayless scored 17 points in the Celtics’ last game, Monday against Houston.

    “Obviously, bringing in Jerryd, we added another ballhandler, which is a positive,” coach Brad Stevens said. “And we’re adding another ballhandler in Rondo. Being able to add a person who can protect the rim and the paint, that is one area we haven’t been as strong defensively, but at the same time, there is a lot of positive things[......]

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    Josh Smith's dunk tries go horribly wrong

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    So this is why Josh Smith shoots all those 3s.

    Josh, meet Jason Sm夜网论坛ith, journeyman NBA big man now playing for the Knicks.

    While that was bad enough, things got even worse for Josh. Cole Aldrich(!) said "Get that weak stuff outta here" when Smith tried another slam.

    Ree-jected. (Getty Images)

    The send-backs were part of an atrocious shooting night for Josh Smith: 2-for-17, although just 0-for-1 from 3. 

    But hey, at least he got a rebound out of the deal. And, more important, the Pistons got a win, 98-95.

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