cheap sports jerseys

Cowboys file court papers in support of emergency motion in Ezekiel Elliott case

Cheap Martin Wallace jersey The Dallas Cowboys Jersey have filed in court a declaration of support of the NFL Players Association’s emergency motion for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction fighting the six-game suspension levied by the league against running back Ezekiel Elliott Jersey. Cowboys general counsel Jason Cohen observed the three-day appeal hearing Elliott took part in this week in New York.

black friday martin wallace jersey

He wrote Elliott’s six-game suspension would “cause the Cowboys irreparable harm.” He said Elliott plays a “critical role on our team — both as a leader and a player” and every practice and game that Elliott misses, “will hurt our team’s chances of having a successful season and making it to the 2017-2018 NFL playoffs and hopefully the Super Bowl.”

martin wallace black friday jersey

The NFLPA filed a request for a temporary restraining order in the Eastern District of Texas, calling for the courts to block any suspension upheld by NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson, according to a court filing obtained by ESPN.

cheap jerseys The filing accused the league’s appeals process of being “fundamentally unfair” and citing new facts revealed during this week’s hearing that wrapped up Thursday.

Cheap Martin Wallace jersey If Henderson rules that Elliott should remain suspended for any stretch of games, the court then can decide to stay the suspension while it reviews the matter, and Elliott could potentially be allowed to play while the case works its way through the courts.

In the filing, the NFLPA alleges “there was a League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives … to hide critical information — which would completely exonerate Elliott” in his domestic violence case.

“During the course of the past 13 months and culminating in the last three days of the appeal process, we have witnessed some of the most egregious violations of legal due process in connection with the NFL’s investigation of Mr. Elliott,” read a statement from Elliott’s attorneys Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum. “Not only did the underlying facts not support the false allegations made against Mr. Elliott, but the process in which they were gathered and adjudicated were fundamentally unfair. Mr. Elliott looks forward to being completely vindicated and will continue to explore all other legal options to redress the reputational and monetary harm that he has suffered.”

According to the filing, Kia Wright Roberts, the NFL’s director of investigations, testified Tuesday that she was the only NFL employee who interviewed the running back’s accuser, Tiffany Thompson, during the investigation and that she would not have recommended discipline for Elliott based on what she found. In her testimony, Roberts said that another NFL security representative was with her during an interview with Thompson.

The filing also said Roberts told Lisa Friel, who investigates domestic violence cases for the NFL, of her views, but was never allowed to convey them to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or the “independent advisors.”

The NFLPA says Roberts concluded after reviewing all evidence that Thompson “was not credible in her allegations of abuse,” according to the filing.

“The withholding of this critical information from the disciplinary process was a momentous denial of the fundamental fairness required in every arbitration and, of course, does not satisfy federal labor law’s minimal due process requirements,” the union wrote.

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Friday morning that it’s “unequivocally, absolutely false” that Goodell was not aware of Roberts’ findings in the investigation before he imposed discipline.

“The idea that this was a conspiracy is false,” Lockhart said. “The credibility issues were addressed at length in the investigative report. Kia Roberts’ points were made very clearly. The 160-page report included a fulsome description of the credibility problems of both Tiffany Thompson and Ezekiel Elliott Jersey.”

Lockhart said the court will have to decide whether the league adhered to the CBA in its investigation, and the league obviously believes it did.

During NFLPA lawyer Jeffrey Kessler’s questioning of Friel, he asked her if she knew of anyone involved in the investigation “said we should not pursue discipline in this matter because the evidence is so inconsistent and there’s so many credibility issues.”

Friel answered: “I don’t know if I can answer that.” She added that one side conducts the investigation and the other side – Goodell – decides discipline. She did say that Roberts expressed concerns about the credibility of Elliott’s accuser.

Until a decision is made by Henderson, Elliott remains eligible to play in the Sept. 10 season opener against the New York Giants Jersey. If he upholds the suspension, then Elliott could still be eligible if an emergency motion is granted.

The NFLPA paperwork contained a pro forma document in such filings: a draft copy of a temporary restraining order — in Elliott’s favor — to be signed by the judge overseeing the case. ESPN briefly incorrectly reported that an injunction had been granted.

Taking a legal stance against the NFL is not new for Jerry Jones.

In 1995 Jones filed a $750 million lawsuit against the NFL after the league brought a $300 million suit against Jones for signing marketing agreements with Pepsi and Nike for Texas Stadium outside of NFL Properties.

The sides eventually settled their differences without going through with the suits.

Posted by admin in NFL

The Texans Head Home to Flooded Houston, a City in Need

Wholesale Jason Peters jersey The first thing J.J. Watt Jersey Jersey plans to do when he gets home to Houston is hug his girlfriend. Then the Texans’ defensive end will begin the work of recovery in a city ravaged this week by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The Texans had been diverted to Dallas after their preseason game in New Orleans when Harvey struck land over the weekend, dumping up to 50 inches of rain on southeast Texas and producing flooding that has taken the lives of at least 31 people and left tens of thousands more seeking shelter.

cyber monday jason peters jersey

In the meantime, Watt has raised more than $6 million in hurricane relief funds, after blowing away the original stated goal of $200,000. Now he’s made a new goal: $10 million. “Because everything’s bigger in Texas,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, outside the Renaissance hotel in Plano, near where they practiced this week at the Star, the Cowboys’ facility in Frisco.

jason peters cyber monday jersey

Texans players were notified on Wednesday morning that the preseason game against the Cowboys scheduled for Thursday and relocated from Houston to Arlington, would be canceled, and they would be heading home at 1 p.m. Central time. Watt said players responded with subdued joy, understanding the gravity of the situation facing Houston and eager to see their family members, some of whom have been displaced by the storm. “Everybody’s been asking me how they can help,” Watt said. “Everybody’s been asking me what they can do. I think we’re just excited to be with our city and help our city rebuild.”

cheap jerseys General manager Rick Smith explained that the team had been in communication with local authorities between Dallas and Houston, and only today did those authorities determine that there was a clear route to travel from Dallas to NRG Stadium on roads uncompromised by floodwaters. The Texans’ stadium has been set up as a staging area for volunteers, with reports of some being turned away due to the sheer numbers of people who had come offering to help. “We didn’t have the option to get the team home safely until today,” Smith said. “So when it became available to us, we’ve got so many guys who are distracted by the events and circumstances at home that it became increasingly morally difficult to ask those guys to go out and play a football game.” The Texans held training camp in West Virginia, and with the disruption of Harvey, most players have been home for only a few days since late July.

Wholesale Jason Peters jersey For Watt and other teammates who have pledged their time and resources, the focus has been on organizing a large network of contributors to the relief fund who have pledged supplies including semi trucks, food, water, clothing and generators. The plan as of Wednesday is to assemble those trucks filled with supplies at various locations around the greater Houston area, with players handing out supplies to displaced residents. “It’s been extremely difficult to watch, but it’s also been unbelievably motivational, to see firefighters, police and everyday citizens out in boats helping each other out and lifting each other up,” Watt said. “The most difficult times bring out the best in humanity, and that’s what we are seeing right now. It’s incredible to witness.”

Watt encouraged people to continue donating, and stressed that the process of recovery in Houston would take many months. In the meantime, the Texans are 11 days away from a season opener against the Jaguars, scheduled for Sept. 10 at NRG. Rick Smith said that as of now, the plan remains to play the game as scheduled.

Smith and Watt spoke over the hum of engines as Texans players and staff filed onto buses bound for Houston. They left at 1:05 for what is normally a three-and-a-half hour drive, back to a city in crisis.

Posted by admin in NFL

Chargers end fears of lost season for rookie Mike Williams, place him on active roster

Wholesale Zach Kerr jersey The Los Angeles Chargers Jersey received a jolt of good news by activating rookie wide receiver Mike Williams Jersey off the physically unable to perform list and inserting him onto the active roster. Williams’ health is a huge plus for an offense that has been snakebitten by injury at the position and for a team that was concerned it had lost him for the season.

cyber monday zach kerr jersey

Last year, Keenan Allen Jersey – on the heels of a shortened 2015 campaign – suffered a torn ACL in a Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs Jersey. Allen has missed over 40 percent of the Chargers’ games in four years.

zach kerr cyber monday jersey

The 6-foot-4 Williams, meanwhile, is a super talent who amassed 98 catches, 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns for the national champion Clemson Tigers last season.

cheap jerseys The Chargers subsequently drafted him with the seventh overall pick, only to have placed him on the PUP list in late July due to a herniated disk in his lower back.

Wholesale Zach Kerr jersey The Chargers open their season on Monday Night Football against AFC West division foe Denver.

Posted by admin in NFL

Cleveland Browns cut QB Brock Osweiler

Cheap Harold Spears jersey On the day Brock Osweiler Jersey was traded by the Houston Texans Jersey, the eventual headline “Cleveland Browns Jersey cut QB Brock Osweiler Jersey” wouldn’t have been a shock to anyone. But how we got to this point was a little stranger than expected.

black friday harold spears jersey

Osweiler started the Browns’ first two preseason games. This came after an offseason of the Browns pumping up their newest acquisition, who was practically the first major “cash for pick” trade in NFL history. The Texans had to throw in a second-round pick for the Browns to take on Osweiler’s salary in the trade. The Browns, who have a ton of cap room, saw that as being a worthwhile investment. It didn’t seem they had any interest in Osweiler, just the pick. That seemed to change over the summer. Then it worked out as everyone assumed back in March.

harold spears black friday jersey

Osweiler failed in his two starts and now will be starting over. The Browns cut him on Friday, according to numerous reports. The Browns end up owing Osweiler about $16 million. It’s not a huge shock the Browns cut him, considering they named rookie DeShone Kizer Jersey their starter and didn’t play Osweiler in the final two preseason games. If the Browns were showcasing Osweiler for a trade by starting him those first two preseason games, it predictably didn’t work because nobody was taking on Osweiler’s contract.

cheap jerseys What’s next for Osweiler? What he has put on film since he was benched in Week 17 of the 2015 Denver Broncos Jersey season has not been good. He didn’t do well last season with the Texans. He didn’t play well this preseason with the Browns.

Cheap Harold Spears jersey Still, he has a second-round pedigree, did have some very nice moments with the 2015 Broncos and there are a lot of subpar quarterbacks currently employed in the NFL. Now that he doesn’t have that four-year, $72 million deal attached to him, Osweiler might be an interesting low-investment gamble for some team.

But Osweiler won’t be with the Browns any longer. This conclusion was expected the moment the trade went down, but we went through an unexpected journey to get here.

Posted by admin in NFL

Bills Life: Back to school with the Bills

Cheap Tay Glover-Wright jersey In this week’s Bills Life, Donald Jones, co-host of the John Murphy Show, makes a special appearance for a local football team and we find out how the Bills are making a difference in the community. Back to school with the Bills As the Buffalo Bills Jersey prep for the season, they are also spending off days helping local youth prep for school.

black friday tay glover-wright jersey

1. This past Monday was a day off for the Bills, and for linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Jersey, it was a chance to give back to the local community. Through his ACES Foundation and with support from National Grid, Alexander took 57 students from South Park and Lackawanna High Schools school supply shopping at Walmart. Each student was provided with a Walmart gift card to ensure they have what they need for the upcoming school year. Joined by a group of his teammates, Alexander and crew were able to make a difference.

tay glover-wright black friday jersey

2. Hyde hosts Backpack Bash

cheap jerseys Bills safety Micah Hyde Jersey Jersey and his foundation, IMagINe for Youth, hosted a Backpack Bash for 150 children at the local Northwest Buffalo Community Center on Monday, Aug, 28. The children were all smiles, as an Eaton Office Supply truck arrived, delivering each child a backpack filled with supplies and merchandise. The excited youngsters were also able to spend time running around with Hyde and some of his Bills teammates, including Jordan Poyer Jersey Jersey, Preston Brown Jersey Jersey and Kevon Seymour.

Cheap Tay Glover-Wright jersey 3. Seymour helps children see 20-20

The last stop on a packed day off was at Atwal Eye Care with Bills CB Kevon Seymour. After receiving LASIK Eye Surgery last year at Atwal Eye Care, Seymour understands the importance of seeing clearly – especially while in school. Seymour joined 20 children from the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, as they received free exams and corrective eyewear, if needed. The kids ended the day with autographs and pictures with Seymour and special guest, Billy Buffalo.

In the Bills versus Ravens preseason game, Bills DE Max Valles Jersey competed against his college teammate, Ravens RB Tanquan Mizzell. On the field, the two were strictly business, competing to win. But off the field, Valles and Mizzell posed for a picture together featured on their alma mater’s, University of Virginia, football Twitter.

Former Buffalo Bills Jersey WR Donald Jones, and current co-host of the John Murphy Show, made his way to Erie Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to watch the Kats practice. Following practice, the entire team took a knee as Jones shared some words of encouragement before the start of their football season.

Posted by admin in NFL

Bills Today: Hughes helps his native Texas

Wholesale Pat O’Donnell jersey Jerry Hughes Jersey Jersey is one of a handful of Texas natives on the Bills roster. The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey prompted the pass rusher to act this week. Here’s the Bills news of note for Aug. 31st.

cyber monday pat o’donnell jersey

1 – Hughes helps his native TexasThe most pressing issue in Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes Jersey Jersey’ life isn’t getting ready for the NFL season. It’s a much bigger issue, with much larger ramifications. Hughes grew up 20 minutes south of Houston. It’s where he went to high school, and met his wife. Hughes’ hometown is dealing with the devastation of flooding, as Hurricane Harvey dumped several feet of water in the area. On the John Murphy Show, Hughes said he felt it was important for him to help.

pat o’donnell cyber monday jersey

“Just to see our friends, and family impacted,” said Hughes. “It was such a terrible storm and so many are in need. I felt like it was my time to step forward for my hometown, and fellow Americans.”

cheap jerseys Hughes said he’s been in constant contact with his family, making sure that they are safe and dry as the flood waters continue to rise. Hughes said for this reason he wanted to do his part, to ensure that as many people as possible could be kept safe. He did that by making a $50,000 donation to the relief fund.

Wholesale Pat O’Donnell jersey Hughes has also used his platform to spread his message to as many people as possible. Not only has he asked fans to donate, but he has also asked his teammates.

What’s happening in Louisana-Texas & to the whole Gulf Coast is tragic. I’m donating $25,000 to @SalvationArmyUS to help victims of #HurricaneHarvey. Challenging my #Bama teammates @juliojones_11 @markingram22 and all other #Bama NFL players to give too. To my #Bills teammates & #BillsMafia, if you can give, every bit helps. Link to donate in my bio. #PrayforHouston #HarveyRelief

“I wanted to let everyone come into the day, and be able to focus on football,” said Hughes. “But, then I asked them after (practice) Wednesday. We hit the gym, and then we finished meetings. So, I just let them know, ‘Guys, there’s a lot going on outside of football right now. I know were focused on our job, but if you can offer anything, it would certainly be much appreciated.’”

Hughes said he’s been impressed with how players from the Houston area around the NFL have banded together to help the relief fund. He said the relief fund accepts food, clothing, and donations, which will be used to help displaced Americans who lost their belongings in the flood. For those that would like to donate, follow this link.

2 – Washington hopes to build on opportunityWhen Marcell Dareus Jersey Jersey was sent home early before the Bills third preseason game against the Ravens, he was replaced in the lineup by Adolphus Washington Jersey. The second-year defensive tackle had an up and down game with the first team defense. Going into the final preseason game, Washington will continue to see a good deal of playing time, although Marcell Dareus Jersey Jersey is expected to play tonight. 

Washington said he thought he played well against the Ravens.

“I’m definitely grateful for the opportunity out there,” said Washington. “From what I felt like, there was no downfall with Marcell not being there. I definitely went out there and tried to play up to his ability. Just tried to make it no fall-off when he wasn’t there.”

Washington ended the game with a tackle, as he played about a half of game time. As the final preseason game approaches, and Washington gets more playing time, Coach Sean McDermott said there are certainly weaknesses that the defensive tackle must work on.

“A young player, Adolphus is a young second-year player,” said McDermott. “Did some good things, I’m sure there’s plays he’d like to have back, he got a little banged up. I thought he did a good job playing through that. A lot to improve on, that said, [he] got some good time with the one’s in there, made some nice plays.”

The area Washington said he struggled with most was maintaining his technique. If Washington wants to become a greater part of the Bills defense this season, a strong performance against the Lions could go a long way.

3 – Wenning trying to adjust quicklyThe Bills signed quarterback Keith Wenning Jersey on August 28th, as both Tyrod Taylor Jersey Jersey and T.J. Yates missed practice due to concussions. Entering the final preseason game tonight, the Bills couldn’t play with only one healthy quarterback in Nathan Peterman Jersey. For that reason, they signed Wenning to help the team execute the offense.

Being signed at the end of training camp, and just days before a game, Wenning acknowledged that trying to develop chemistry with the offense, and learn the plays has been challenging.

“It’s tough,” said Wenning. “I know a couple guys here. That’s about it. Some guys I’ve been on other teams with. Coach Dennison, his offense, I’m pretty familiar with. That’s been the biggest thing. As long as I know the plays, and how to run the offense, I’m comfortable. But, knowing the tendencies of my receivers, the tendencies of my linemen, and the linemen getting used to my cadence, that’s the tough part.”

Wenning played four seasons at Ball State, where he collected several accolades and garnered the attention of NFL scouts. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens Jersey in the sixth-round of the 2014 NFL draft. He spent the year in Baltimore, where he became familiar with now-Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison’s offense. He was cut after the season. Last summer he played with the Cincinnati Bengals Jersey, but was later cut. He spent last season on the Giants practice squad.

As a player that has moved around the NFL throughout his career, he can’t let any opportunity go to waste. Although he’s certainly in a tough position heading into the final preseason game, Wenning said he has to make the most of it.

“I’m going to take every opportunity and run with it,” said Wenning. “That’s the big thing, knowing the offense, and being able to run it successfully. I’m just going to take it one play at a time, and trust the rest of the guys around me. I’m just going to try to do my best.”

Posted by admin in NFL