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Matt Forte practices for first time in 3 weeks, ready for Saturday’s preseason game

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- After sitting out three weeks with a strained hamstring, New York Jets running back Matt Forte returned to practice Tuesday and claimed he will be ready for the season opener against the Buffalo Bills. "No doubt," he said. Forte, 31, said he hopes to play Saturday night against the New York Giants, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. The Jets want to see how he progresses throughout the week before making that determination. "That's my goal," Forte said. "I don't know what the coaches' plan is, but that's my plan." Forte, injured July 31 in the third practice of training camp, went through a similar ordeal last summer. He injured the same hamstring in a precamp workout and

First white NFL player joins anthem protest

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Cleveland Browns tight end Seth DeValve became the first white NFL player to kneel during the playing of the national anthem in a group protest by team-mates before a pre-season game against the New York Giants. DeValve joined around a dozen Browns players in taking a knee to pray during the playing of the Stars and Stripes before Monday's game, mirroring the protest started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year and since emulated by various players across the league. DeValve, whose wife is African-American, said he had decided to join the protest following the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where neo-Nazis and white supremacists clashed with counter protestors.

Sources: Odell Beckham Jr. eyes possible $100M insurance policy if contract talks with Giants stall

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. will consider acquiring a massive insurance policy – possibly for more than $100 million in injury protection – if he doesn’t reach a contract extension with the team before the NFL’s regular season begins, two sources close to Beckham told Yahoo Sports. The sources said Beckham’s camp explored injury insurance prior to Monday night, when a scary hit left the player with a sprained ankle in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a scary hit, courtesy of the Browns’ Briean Boddy-Calhoun, on Monday night.

Christian Kirksey: Browns players were “praying over the country” with anthem gesture

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Seventeen members of the Cleveland Browns combined to make the largest group gesture during the national anthem since Colin Kaepernick first sat last preseason. Twelve Browns players knelt to the ground in a prayer circle while five more circled around with arms on shoulders prior to Cleveland’s game against the New York Giants on Monday night. Linebackers Christian Kirksey and Jamie Collins, running backs Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, Terrence Magee and Brandon Wilds, safeties Calvin Pryor and Jabrill Peppers, cornerback Jamar Taylor, tight end Seth DeValve and receivers Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis were the 12 players to kneel in a circle.

Giants’ WR Beckham suffers ankle sprain in preseason game

Monday, August 21st, 2017

After catching a pass in the second quarter, the receiver was hit directly on his knee by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. The Giants said the 24-year-old suffered only an ankle sprain but would be evaluated further.

Was the hit that took out Odell Beckham a dirty one?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham went up to make a catch and from behind him, a safety dove into his knee. In no universe could that be considered safe, and plenty of people will say Cleveland Browns safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun’s hit was dirty. It was legal, because there’s no rule against the type of hit Boddy-Calhoun put on Beckham, but there was an immediate debate on whether it was cheap or not.

Cleveland Browns still searching for an answer at quarterback

Monday, August 21st, 2017

After yet another major injury scare in the NFL’s preseason – Odell Beckham, Jr. appears to be okay – debate about how much the preseason really matters will ramp up again. For the Cleveland Browns however, they needed the preseason to figure out who their starting quarterback will be. The top two, Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer, haven’t separated themselves, though Browns coach Hue Jackson said after the game he has seen enough to make a decision and plans to do so this week.

Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an ankle injury after taking a nasty helmet to knee

Monday, August 21st, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left the team’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns following a low hit in the second quarter on Monday night. The team announced he suffered an ankle sprain on the play. The 24-year-old was also tested for a concussion and cleared. For now, Beckham appears to have escaped serious injury. The Giants said Tuesday that the team does not yet have a timetable for Beckham and Brandon Marshall, who suffered a shoulder injury on Monday. Beckham tried to turn up the field following a reception early in the second quarter when he took a hit at the legs from Cleveland cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. The wideout landed hard on his left shoulder as

OMG, no Odell Beckham, don’t look straight at the eclipse!

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Odell Beckham made a Instagram video in which he acted (?) like he was staring into the eclipse. How many times did you hear over the past week that you should not look directly at the solar eclipse if you didn’t have those fancy 1980s 3-D movie glasses? Well, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham didn’t get the memo.

‘Monday Night Football’ is back … with a preseason Giants vs. Browns game

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Cleveland Browns will host the New York Giants for the first Monday Night Football preseason game of 2017. This marks the first time since 2014 that the Browns will play in a preseason MNF game and the first time since 1992 that they’ll host one. The game will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. A live stream is available at WatchESPN. After a Week 1 preseason loss to the Steelers, the Giants are looking to bounce back. Eli Manning may be the starting quarterback, but there is a real competition for the No. 2 spot between Josh Johnson and Geno Smith, with rookie passer Davis Webb also making a case for the backup role. Last week, it was tough for any of the New York quarterbacks to create momentum