Le'Veon Bell didn’t play football last year. Presumably

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Le'Veon Bell didn’t play football last year. Presumably

Postby liny195 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:47 am

Womens Le'Veon Bell Jersey , he also avoided other potential physical risks as he closed in on his long-overdue payday.So should it surprise anyone that he currently may not be in ideal football shape?It shouldn’t. This is the flip side of the hand-wringing about guys playing basketball. When guys don’t play basketball (or do other things like it), they tend to gain weight and lose cardiovascular endurance. It’s not very hard to get it back — especially for elite athletes.Bell, once it became clear that he’d skip the season and head to the open market, should have put himself in a bubble and done nothing that would in any way risk his overall physical well-being until he signs a contract and cashes in.Regardless of whether he currently is or isn’t 260 pounds (his trainer has strongly denied the arguably flimsy “word on the street” report that Le’Veon is lugging around a load of lard), here’s how things will play out. First, agent Adisa Bakari will unofficially identify the universe of potentially interested teams this week in Indianapolis. (Yes, it’s tampering. Yes, it will nevertheless happen.) Second, Bakari will harvest specific financial proposals during the 48-hour legal tampering window, if not sooner. Third, one or more of those offers likely will be significant. Fourth, Bakari and Bell likely will accept one of those offers before the free-agency period officially opens.Fifth, and finally White Nathan Shepherd Jerseys , Bell’s new team will get a chance to eyeball him when he shows up to sign the contract to which he’s already agreed. And even if his entrance involves more wobbling than walking, they’ll realize that they have months to get him in shape — and they will.So why the report? Maybe the Jets are trying to drive down the market for Bell. Or maybe they’re trying to scare away other teams. (Last year, the Jets wanted Kirk Cousins, but he spurned them for the Vikings.)Regardless, it’s hardly a cause for major concern that a guy listed at 225 may have while not playing football for an entire year added 35 pounds. He’ll lose the weight quickly, and he’ll get back to being the guy that he was in 2017 and previously. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold has another first in his NFL career.The New York Jets rookie quarterback appeared on the team’s injury report Wednesday with his right elbow listed as the culprit.Now breathe, Jets fans. Darnold is totally OK.“It’s nothing crazy,” Darnold said. “I felt fine throwing today.”He banged up the elbow while making a linebacker-style tackle of Indianapolis’ Malik Hooker on his interception in the first quarter of New York’s 42-34 win last Sunday.“I just made a tackle, and quarterbacks don’t usually make tackles,” Darnold said. “That might be part of it.”Darnold was a full participant at practice, and wasn’t affected physically by his elbow. He landed on the injury report, though Nathan Shepherd Jerseys 2019 , because he likely needed a little bit of treatment from the trainers.The 21-year-old signal caller, who played some linebacker in high school, might also want to brush up on his tackling form. Or, better yet, maybe avoid tackling altogether.“Hopefully I’ll try to not throw as many interceptions so I can stay away from making tackles,” he said. “Obviously, when you throw the ball to the other team you’ve got to get them down, so I did that. But at the same time, I should probably tackle them without using my right arm as much.”While Darnold was OK, wide receivers Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor and Robby Anderson topped the list of banged-up players on the first injury report of the week.There are 18 players listed, meaning one-third of the entire 53-man roster.“It’s pretty lengthy,” coach Todd Bowles said. “We’ll see how they come back this week and get treatment. If not White Chris Herndon Jerseys , we’ve got guys that we are working in just in case and we will be ready to go with those guys.”Bowles announced that Enunwa (sprained ankle) and safety Marcus Maye (broken thumb) have already been ruled out for the Jets’ game Sunday against Minnesota.It’s uncertain how long the two might be sidelined, and Bowles provided no further update. But both Enunwa and Maye could miss multiple weeks.Pryor (groin) and Anderson (sore hamstring) didn’t practice, and the Jets could look to add a receiver this week. New York worked out several players Tuesday, including Corey Coleman and Rishard Matthews.“We’re kicking tires with some people,” Bowles said. “We’ll see how the week goes and see how they’re feeling.”Bowles was evasive when asked if Dez Bryant could be a possibility.“I’ll go talk to the (personnel department) right now,” he said. “We’re not going to reveal what we’re trying to do or what interests we have. We’ll just go from there as it goes.”One positive development was Charone Peake being a full participant after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury.Among those sitting out Wednesday’s practice were: cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) and Buster Skrine (concussion), running back Isaiah Crowell (foot), defensive lineman Leonard Williams (back) and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot).With Maye already out and Johnson and Skrine uncertain to play, the Jets could have to fiddle with their secondary against one of the NFL’s top receiving duos.Adam Thielen leads the league with 58 catches — the most by a player in the first six games in history — and 712 yards receiving with four touchdowns. Stefon Diggs is tied for seventh with 40 receptions for 435 yards and three TDs.“It’s a huge challenge,” Bowles said. “Obviously, we get a challenge every week, but these two guys do everything well. Usually you get a speed guy, a deep guy or a short guy. Both of these guys can do everything.”With the injuries in the secondary Chris Herndon Jerseys 2019 , rookie Parry Nickerson could see extended time working in Skrine’s usual slot role — which means he could face Thielen often.“He’ll be ready to play,” Bowles said of Nickerson, a sixth-rounder. “He’s going to face that kind of caliber every week, maybe not of Thielen’s caliber, but he’s going to face those kind of guys every week. He just has to carry out his assignment.”Center Spencer Long was limited at practice with knee and finger ailments.Long has had a few wayward snaps out of the shotgun the past few weeks and Bowles acknowledged that the finger could be “a little bit” of a factor.Others listed on the injury report as full practice participants: wide receiver/returner Andre Roberts (foot/ankle), linebacker Brandon Copeland (ankle), safeties Jamal Adams (ankle) and Doug Middleton (hamstring), defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd (shoulder) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (foot).NOTES: Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers was with the team for practice for the first time since missing the past two games while dealing with a “serious” illness. Bowles said Monday that Rodgers was medically cleared and would be eased back into his role. … RB Elijah McGuire was officially designated to return from IR, meaning he could begin practicing Wednesday and play in a game in a few weeks after injuring his foot in training camp. … K Jason Myers was selected as the AFC special teams player of the week after setting the Jets’ franchise record by making seven field goals last Sunday against Indianapolis. … OL Dieguot Joseph was signed to the practice squad, and RB De’Angelo Henderson was released.

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