NFL Players Almost Come To Blows Over League's National Anthem Payoff – Deadline

Two former allies who were key players in the NFL national anthem protests that dominated the league’s attention during the 2017 season almost came to blows before today’s game.

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins had to be separated during the coin toss after their pre-game jawing escalated. Reportedly their dispute centered on the NFL Players Coalition, an ad-hoc organization which was in talks with the NFL to end national anthem protests if the league donated $90 million to causes related to social inequality. NFL.com announced in May that the partnership was finalized, but it is unclear if the money has started flowing.

Reid, one of the first players to join former teammate Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests during the anthem, called the Players Coalition “an NFL-funded subversion group.” Reid, who was out of football and sued the NFL for collusion until recently signing with the Panthers, felt that accepting the money would represent a sell-out of player values. Reid reportedly left the Players Coalition because founder Jenkins excluded Kaepernick from meetings and was instrumental in asking players if they would stop protesting the anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation.

According to Black Sports Online, Reid said “Malcolm did text me this morning asking if we would be comfortable ending our demonstrations if the NFL made a donation. At that point, that was the last straw for me. He had a conversation with the NFL. We agreed that multiple people would be part of the conversations with the league so it just wouldn’t be him. He didn’t stand by his word on that. At no point did we ever communicate an agreement with the NFL to end the protest.”

Reid claimed Jenkins “doesn’t protest” during the national anthem, even though Jenkins has frequently raised

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Browns lose in OT again; Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins argue; Patriots' Sony Michel injured – Washington Post

Baker Mayfield couldn’t pull out an OT win against Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories Des Bieler Sports reporter covering national topics, as well as supporting coverage of D.C.-area teams October 21 at 5:50 PM

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For the seventh week this season (and we’re in the Week 7), there was an overtime game. And of course it involved the Browns, who played in their fourth. And, because it’s the Browns, Tampa Bay won 26-23 on a 59-yard field goal in OT by Chandler Catanzaro.

Making matters all the more frustrating for Cleveland supporters was that, before his lengthy, clutch effort, Catanzaro had looked very shaky. He missed an extra point early in the second quarter, then pushed a would-be game-winning field goal attempt wide right from just 40 yards out, as time expired in regulation.

One transplanted Ohioan is still rooting for the Browns and not for either of the teams in his new hometown. Meanwhile, the Browns’ prized rookie quarterback, Baker Mayfield, was becoming a meme, for all the wrong reasons.

Kickers been missing from 15-20-25 yards out with nobody else on the field all year but OF COURSE he would make from 59 yards out vs the Browns. Like c’mon man! 🤦🏾‍♂️

— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2018

How heartbreaking has

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NFL games today, Week 7 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Bucs win as Catanzaro buries long FG in OT – CBSSports.com

NFL Week 7 is here. To keep tabs on some of the choicest highlights and other big news throughout Sunday, keep it locked here for updates. 

SCHEDULE

Thursday

Sunday 

Los Angeles Chargers 20, Tennessee Titans 19 (Recap) Indianapolis Colts 37, Buffalo Bills 5 (Recap) Carolina Panthers 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17 (Recap) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26, Cleveland Browns 23 OT (Recap) Detroit Lions 32, Miami Dolphins 21 (Recap) Houston Texans 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 7 (Recap) Minnesota Vikings 37, New York Jets 17 (Recap) New England Patriots 38, Chicago Bears 31 (Recap) New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m., Fox (GameTracker) Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, 4:25 p.m., CBS (GameTracker) Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., CBS (GameTracker) Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday

Drew Brees gets No. 500

Your newest member of the 500 passing touchdowns club. Pretty big year for that guy, huh?

From 59 yards!

The Browns seemed to be fiending for yet another tie, and who can blame them? They were mere minutes away from an illustrious 2-3-2 record on the season, but Chandler Catanzaro spoiled those plans with an incredible boot in overtime. The Bucs kicker managed to deliver a clutch game-winning field goal from 59 yards out to hand Cleveland an L. Yes, FIFTY-NINE yards.

It doesn’t get closer than this

The Bears had one last chance to pull even with the Patriots as time expired, but they had to go with the Hail Mary to make it happen. They came oh so close when Kevin White pulled down the heave from Mitch Trubisky, but he came up one yard short as New England gang-tackled him before he was able to break the plane. That’s a heartbreaking finish for Chicago.

Mayfield making it happen

Baker Mayfield did damage both via the ground and the air, and he attempted to lead the Browns to

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NFL games today, Week 7 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Bears' miracle Hail Mary comes up one yard short – CBSSports.com

NFL Week 7 is here. To keep tabs on some of the choicest highlights and other big news throughout Sunday, keep it locked here for updates. 

SCHEDULE

Thursday

Sunday 

Los Angeles Chargers 20, Tennessee Titans 19 (Recap) Indianapolis Colts 37, Buffalo Bills 5 (Recap) Carolina Panthers 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17 (Recap) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26, Cleveland Browns 23 OT (Recap) Detroit Lions 32, Miami Dolphins 21 (Recap) Houston Texans 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 7 (Recap) Minnesota Vikings 37, New York Jets 17 (Recap) New England Patriots 38, Chicago Bears 31 (Recap) New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m., Fox (GameTracker) Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, 4:25 p.m., CBS (GameTracker) Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., CBS (GameTracker) Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday

Drew Brees gets No. 500

Your newest member of the 500 passing touchdowns club. Pretty big year for that guy, huh?

From 59 yards!

The Browns seemed to be fiending for yet another tie, and who can blame them? They were mere minutes away from an illustrious 2-3-2 record on the season, but Chandler Catanzaro spoiled those plans with an incredible boot in overtime. The Bucs kicker managed to deliver a clutch game-winning field goal from 59 yards out to hand Cleveland an L. Yes, FIFTY-NINE yards.

It doesn’t get closer than this

The Bears had one last chance to pull even with the Patriots as time expired, but they had to go with the Hail Mary to make it happen. They came oh so close when Kevin White pulled down the heave from Mitch Trubisky, but he came up one yard short as New England gang-tackled him before he was able to break the plane. That’s a heartbreaking finish for Chicago.

Mayfield making it happen

Baker Mayfield did damage both via the ground and the air, and he attempted to lead the Browns to

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NFL DFS for Sunday Night Football, Week 7: Optimal DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football picks and lineups – CBSSports.com

NFL DFS players get another opportunity to cash in during Week 7 with Sunday Night Football between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m ET. This game has the highest over-under of the week at 57, so oddsmakers are expecting plenty of points to be scored. Before you set your NFL DFS lineups for Chiefs vs. Bengals on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure you check out what Mike McClure has to say. McClure is a predictive data engineer and professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. 

McClure uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best values and create optimal NFL DFS lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NFL DFS player. 

McClure is rolling through the 2018 season thanks to some spot-on picks. In Week 1, his optimal NFL DFS lineups finished in the top 3 percent of tournaments on DraftKings and the top 1 percent of tournaments on FanDuel. In Week 4, he finished in the top 2 percent on DraftKings and top 6 percent on FanDuel. In Week 5, his lineups cashed with ease on both sites. And for Week 6 FanDuel GPPs, McClure was all over Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who went off for four touchdowns and over 25 points, all at just 4 percent ownership. Anyone who has followed McClure is way up. 

For Sunday night’s single-game slate featuring Chiefs-Bengals, we can tell you McClure is all over Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton

Dalton has been red-hot this season. In fact, he has thrown at least two touchdowns in five of his six games this year.

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