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NFL players react to Trump's comments on anthem protesters

President Donald Trump made headlines Friday after calling NFL owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem at a rally held in Huntsville, Alabama.

Trump's comments incensed numerous players. Here is a sampling of their reactions:

I can’t take anything our Celebrity in Chief says seriously. He’s a real life clown/troll 🤡

— George Iloka (@George_iloka) September 23, 2017

Trump!! 😔😔😔😔😔😔😔

— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) September 23, 2017

Clown https://t.co/oMKEglAJVk

— HOUDINI☝🏽 (@Don59Wayne) September 23, 2017

Smh! Gives more reason https://t.co/TyVCJgQK0L

— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) September 23, 2017

Wow https://t.co/enJBSLTTtY

— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh54) September 23, 2017

Continue to use your voices and your platforms for racial equality and to stop injustices in our communities. This is bigger than us!!! ✊🏿

— Michael Thomas (@Michael31Thomas) September 23, 2017

Does anyone tell trump to stick to politics, like they tell us to stick to sports? Smh.

— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) September 23, 2017

I'm a full supporter of the Flag & This country! Trust Me! But this can't be real! https://t.co/GAPkZPB8hz

— Rishard Matthews (@_RMatthews) September 23, 2017

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Posted: September 23, 2017, 3:15 am

Trump rips anthem protesters: 'Get that son of a b---- off the field'

(Warning: Story/video contains coarse language)

Trump wishes NFL owners would tell anthem protesters "get that son of a bitch off the field right now" pic.twitter.com/gq4EH3lNoY

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 23, 2017

President Donald Trump threw another verbal jab at Colin Kaepernick and other NFL anthem protesters during a rally Friday in Huntsville, Ala.

Trump has blasted the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback several times for vocally opposing police brutality and racial inequality. Though Kaepernick remains a free agent with the season well underway, active players have continued protesting the anthem, and the president took aim at them during an extended commentary on the NFL that included complaints about the officiating.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners when someone disrespects our flag? Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He's fired. HE'S FIRED!" Trump said, yelling emphatically into the microphone as his speech carried on.

"You know, some owner is gonna do that," Trump continued, according to the Guardian's Bryan Armen Graham. "He's gonna say 'That guy disrespects our flag, he's fired.' And that owner, they don't know it. They don't know it. They're friends of mine, many of them. They don't know it. They'll be the most popular person in the country for a week. They'll be the most popular person in the country."

Trump also ripped the NFL for its declining ratings and said officials are "ruining the game" by calling too many penalties.

The president then returned to discussing the anthem protesters, asking fans to leave the stadium in response.

"But do you know what's hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on (the) television and you see those people taking the knee when they're playing our great national anthem," Trump said. "The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it's one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up (and) leave. Not the same game anymore, anyway."

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins have taken on a leading role in speaking out on social issues during Kaepernick's absence from the league. Bennett and Jenkins recently headlined a group of players that penned a memo asking commissioner Roger Goodell for his support in criminal justice reform efforts. Jenkins has been to Capitol Hill twice to speak about police-community relations and criminal justice reform, and even met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

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Posted: September 23, 2017, 1:16 am

Look: Watt brothers' jerseys featured side by side at HOF

This is pretty cool..the Watt brother jerseys displayed side by side at the HOF. Also have artifacts from Barber, Manning and Harbaugh bros pic.twitter.com/ETaIM37VBj

— Jason Rentner (@Jay25R) September 23, 2017

J.J. and T.J. Watt have entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame - or at least, their jerseys have.

The jerseys are on display among other items in the Hall of Fame that belonged to famous football siblings.

T.J. starred during his debut with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1, recording seven tackles, two sacks, and an interception during a 21-18 win over the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, the elder Watt is no stranger in football circles after taking home three Defensive Player of the Year awards over his career with the Houston Texans.

This may not be the first time the duo enters Canton.

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Posted: September 23, 2017, 12:59 am

Wilfork's tailgate plans may include beer pong, walking around shirtless

Vince Wilfork finally gets to take part in tailgating now that he's retired from the NFL, and needless to say, he's pretty excited.

"I always said when I'm playing that when I retired there was one thing I wanted to do," Wilfork told Alex Marvez of Sporting News. "I wanted to have a tailgate."

He'll be doing exactly that outside Gillette Stadium ahead of Sunday's game between his two former teams, the New England Patriots and Houston Texans. It sounds like it's going to be a blast.

"I've been waiting for this tailgate for so long - who knows what you're going to get," he said. "Maybe I'll be playing beer pong. Maybe I'll be on the grill. Maybe I'll be walking around with my shirt off."

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:19 pm

Seahawks' Graham expected to play vs. Titans

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to play against the Tennessee Titans this weekend, head coach Pete Carroll said Friday, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Graham is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but he practiced in full Friday and Carroll said he expects him to suit up Sunday.

"He did really well today," Carroll said. "Made it through the whole practice and did everything, practiced full. So he’ll be all right."

The veteran tight end left a Week 2 matchup versus the San Francisco 49ers with the ailment, though he did return to the contest.

Graham will be hoping to be a bigger factor in the Seattle offense this week, as he's only registered four catches on the season thus far.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:55 pm

Bryant calls his performance unacceptable, embraces matchup vs. Peterson

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is dismayed by his performance through the first two weeks, but the three-time Pro Bowler isn't concerned about his future progress.

Bryant has caught nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown through two games, on pace for the lowest receiving yardage total of his career since his rookie season.

Although Bryant expects more from himself, he understands that poor games are part of the ebb and flow of professional sports.

"Of course that's not acceptable, but this is the National Football League," Bryant said to ESPN's Todd Archer. "Things are going to go right and then when they do, it's going to be the exact opposite ... Everything is going to be great. You got to treat the lows like the highs and highs like the lows. That's what it's about. This is minor. That is minor to us. If we focus on that, pay attention to that, we are just feeding into what everybody is talking about. We can't do none of that.

"We understand how this game goes. These are great football players and great teams we are going up against. It's not just me and him. It's everything. It's 11 guys versus 11 guys. That's the last thing on our mind because we know when it hits, it hits."

Bryant could be given some leeway, however. The Cowboys star faced off against the All-Pro duo of Aqib Talib and Chris Harris during a Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos, while being matched up against New York Giants second-team All-Pro Janoris Jenkins in the team's opener.

During Monday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, it's eminently possible Bryant could be blanketed by Patrick Peterson, and he's embracing the challenge.

"He is a super athlete, that’s who he is," Bryant said. "He is a helluva corner. He is arguably the best cornerback in the league. The guys is phenomenal. You got to be ready when you are going up against a guy like that. A real friend of mine. He knows how I am. I know how he is. It's going to be pretty darn good matchup Monday."

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:52 pm

Watch: Fallon hands out superlatives to Redskins, Raiders

Jimmy Fallon brought back his popular NFL superlatives segment for Thursday's episode of "The Tonight Show," this time taking aim at Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders players.

The funniest of the bunch was Washington offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe being voted "most likely to be the love child of LeBron James and Shrek."

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 9:58 pm

Idle Steelers' Harrison 'just doing what I'm asked'

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Harrison spent last weekend standing on the sideline waiting for a call that never came.

The NFL's oldest defensive player didn't take the field for a single snap during Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Minnesota in Week 2, the first time in more than a decade the five-time Pro Bowler was healthy enough to take his usual menacing spot at outside linebacker and just watched instead.

This isn't why the 39-year-old Harrison signed a two-year extension in the spring. Yet the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year isn't in the mood to expand on what it all means.

''I'm just doing what I'm asked,'' Harrison said Friday.

And right now, what he's being asked to do is simply be prepared. That's it. The Steelers have relied heavily on Bud Dupree, rookie T.J. Watt and Anthony Chickillo during their 2-0 start. Arthur Moats has played eight snaps. Harrison just four. When Watt left with a left groin issue in the first half against Minnesota, it was the 24-year-old Chickillo who took over. Harrison never strayed too far from defensive coordinator Keith Butler, but his No. 92 jersey never made its way into the defensive huddle.

''We appreciate James,'' head coach Mike Tomlin said. ''We know what James is capable of. James will ready himself.''

That's never been an issue. Harrison's early morning workouts (portions of which he shares on multiple social media platforms) have reached a kind of mythic status with his teammates. He's as healthy as he's been during his second act with the Steelers, which includes 15+ sacks since he rejoined Pittsburgh in 2014 following a brief 18-day retirement after an unremarkable year in Cincinnati.

Harrison was arguably Pittsburgh's best pass rushing threat during the team's run to the AFC title game. He picked up 2+ sacks in three playoff games and drew a holding penalty on Kansas City tackle Eric Fisher that negated what would have been a game-tying two-point conversion in the divisional round.

Though Harrison has become a de facto coach in the linebackers room, a group that considers speculation that the franchise's all-time sack leader might be done borderline sacrilege.

''He's more than a teacher,'' inside linebacker Vince Williams said. ''(He's) is still a great player. He made a lot of great plays last year. It's not just like from a mentor perspective, he's not just telling you about things he used to do. These ain't war stories. It's from somebody who can still go out there and do that.''

If anything, Tomlin points to Harrison's downturn in playing time as proof the youth movement the linebackers have undergone as a group over the last four years is finally complete. Williams, Ryan Shazier, Dupree, Chickillo and Watt are all 27 or younger. The Steelers never planned on Harrison being their most effective linebacker into his late 30s, one of the reasons he left for Cincinnati in 2013 in the first place.

Tomlin is confident Harrison's tank is not empty. The proof came in late August when Harrison found himself on the field during the second half of the final preseason game, chasing around third and fourth stringers with the same fervency that he summoned so easily in his prime.

The Steelers believe just because Harrison is a spectator at the moment doesn't mean he will remain one over the course of the next four months. He could very well be on the field Sunday in Chicago (0-2). Watt will sit to rest his aching groin, and depth will be tested with temperatures at Soldier Field expected to soar into the upper-80s.

''There will be a time in the season where we'll call on his services and he'll deliver and deliver in a big way, much like he did in the latter part of 2016,'' Tomlin said. ''In the meantime, we're going to continue to roll people and play and play guys that we see fit and not do a real good job of maybe describing our mindset or outlining their intentions because part of it is gamesmanship and part of it will define itself as we move forward.''

Harrison, who was cut numerous times earlier in his career before becoming one of the most feared defenders in the game, isn't exactly worked up over getting leapfrogged on the depth chart. This is hardly the first time he's been in this spot. He'll manage.

''My confidence? You don't got to worry about that,'' Harrison said. ''My confidence is fine.''

NOTES: Right tackle Marcus Gilbert (illness) is also out against the Bears. ... Defensive end Stephon Tuitt (left biceps) practiced with the starters on Friday and is questionable.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 9:22 pm

Court to hear NFL's motion on Elliott injunction Oct. 2

The NFL received some good news from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, but the latest court date scheduled in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension case means he should take the field for the next two weeks.

The court will hear the NFL's motion to stay the preliminary injunction of Elliott's suspension starting Oct. 2, according to multiple reports Friday.

What does this mean for #Cowboys RB Zeke Elliott? He will play the next 2 weeks, at least, with the hearing on Oct. 2.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2017

The preliminary injunction, granted by a U.S. District Court at the request of the NFLPA, put a hold on Elliott's six-game ban, which was issued Aug. 11. District Judge Amos Mazzant III also rejected the NFL's motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction Monday. The league had been waiting on a ruling from the Fifth Circuit after filing its motion for a stay at that level last week.

If the court overrules Mazzant's decision, the Dallas Cowboys running back's suspension could be reinstated.

Mazzant ruled that Elliott did not receive a fundamentally fair hearing during his appeal process, which was overseen by arbitrator Harold Henderson.

Elliott suited up for the Dallas Cowboys during the first two weeks of the season and is coming off the worst performance of his career. He rushed for 8 yards on nine carries during Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 9:17 pm

Saints without 2 CBs in must-win game vs. Panthers

New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Sterling Moore have been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a concussion and chest injury, respectively, according to Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune.

Lattimore and Moore injured during a Week 2 loss to the New England Patriots.

P.J. Williams, Ken Crawley, and De'Vante Harris are the lone cornerbacks available for Sunday's game, a scary proposition for a Saints team that can ill afford falling to 0-3.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:38 pm

49ers' Shanahan would be 'shocked' if Foster returned for Week 4

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said it's unlikely that rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will be available for Week 4's contest against the Arizona Cardinals.

Foster suffered a high ankle sprain in the 49ers' Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

"I'd be shocked if he came back this week," Shanahan told reporters Friday.

Foster recorded three tackles in his professional debut. The 23-year-old was selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Alabama and is expected to be a major component of the 49ers' young, rebuilding defense.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:23 pm

Look: Lynch's sideline dance is now on a shower curtain

Marshawn Lynch is selling merchandise with his dance from Sunday on it, including a shower curtain for $100 pic.twitter.com/7Ta7OkPEMf

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 22, 2017

It didn't take long for Marshawn Lynch's sideline dance to make its way to the Beast Mode store.

Related: Lynch shows off dance moves in front of ecstatic Raiders crowd

The Oakland Raiders running back is now selling merchandise - including T-shirts, phone cases, and even a shower curtain - featuring the memorable dance he busted out during Sunday's win over the New York Jets.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:15 pm

Cobb, Bakhtiari doubtful vs. Bengals

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and offensive tackle David Bakhtiari are both doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cobb is battling a chest injury while Bakhtiari is fighting through a hamstring issue. Bakhtiari missed the Packers' Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip), linebackers Nick Perry (hand) and Jake Ryan (hamstring/concussion), and safety Kentrell Brice (groin) are also doubtful.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:01 pm

Pick or Pass? Who to take in your survivor pool in Week 3

There was some drama in Week 2 as the Seattle Seahawks left it until late to finally put away the San Francisco 49ers, but we made it to Week 3 with a perfect 4-0 record.

This week's schedule doesn't offer as many double-digit favorites as the previous two, but there are two clear teams yet to be picked yet that should be strong plays on Sunday.

Two teams to pick

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots took their Week 1 frustrations out on the New Orleans Saints last Sunday, as Tom Brady piled up 447 yards passing in a 36-20 beatdown. While Drew Brees got his yardage on the Patriots' secondary, it's unlikely that rookie Deshaun Watson will be able to do the same.

Look out Deshaun Watson: No rookie QB has gone into NE & beaten Belichick since he took over in 2000. 0-8, 5 TD, 16 INT, 50.7 passer rating

— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 20, 2017

The Houston Texans' defense is solid, but with the offense likely to struggle against the Patriots, it's only a matter of time before the dam breaks and the defending Super Bowl champs put up some points.

Green Bay Packers

Without his two starting offensive tackles last week versus the Atlanta Falcons, Aaron Rodgers took a pounding that we have rarely seen the Green Bay Packers star take. Bryan Bulaga appears set to return to the ailing line, and with a week to prepare, expect some better protection for Rodgers. That is a necessity against the Cincinnati Bengals' impressive front-7, which ranks among the top in the league. Cincinnati made a change at the offensive coordinator spot after a dreadful start to the season, but they likely won't be able to keep up with Rodgers and Co.

Team to avoid

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos looked exceptional against the Dallas Cowboys last week, but could be primed for a letdown on the road in Buffalo on Sunday. While the Bills' offense has certainly struggled this season, the defense is performing at an impressive level and could force Trevor Siemian into some turnovers at home. The Bills may not get the win, but this game is dangerous enough to avoid in your survivor pool.

Record: 4-0
Teams picked so far: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 7:50 pm

Giants' Pierre-Paul: 'I don't see us going 0-3'

The New York Giants have looked terrible this season, but one of the team's best players senses things are about to change.

Giants pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul declared Thursday he sees the team capturing their first win Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles:

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul: "I don't see us going 0-3."

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 22, 2017

If that's going to happen it may be out of Pierre-Paul's control. The offensive side of the ball struggled mightily in the opening two weeks, managing just 13 combined points through two games as Eli Manning's constantly been under siege.

The Eagles already boast eight sacks on the campaign and if the G-Men can't slow them down, Pierre-Paul's premonition is unlikely to come true.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 7:12 pm

Patriots' Amendola set to return from concussion vs. Texans

The New England Patriots passing attack will get a boost Sunday as Danny Amendola declared himself "good to go" against the Houston Texans, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.

Amendola missed last weekend's victory over the New Orleans Saints due to a concussion suffered in the season opener. He was cleared from concussion protocol earlier this week and returned to practice Wednesday.

Amendola: "I feel really good, had a strong week."

— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 22, 2017

The Patriots could certainly use his services, as in addition to Julian Edelman being lost for the season, Rob Gronkowski is dealing with a groin issue. New England's tight end did declare himself good to go, though, for Sunday.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

Redskins' Reed expects to be game-time decision vs. Raiders

Washington Redskins star tight end Jordan Reed expects he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Reed suffered a chest contusion in Week 2. The pass-catcher said Friday he has a full range of motion in his shoulder but is still dealing with pain, according to Keim.

If he's unable to play, veteran Vernon Davis should get the start.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:18 pm

Watch: Brees, Rodgers, Brady, more morph from rookies to vets

Ten-plus NFL seasons can really take a toll on players - some more than others.

These GIFs, created by Sportsbetting.ag, show how much Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, and other veteran quarterbacks have changed from the start of their careers to now.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:18 pm

Gronkowski 'good to go' for Week 3 despite groin injury

Rob Gronkowski says he's recovered for the New England Patriots' matchup Sunday against the Houston Texans despite suffering a groin injury in Week 2.

"Yeah, I'm good to go," Gronkowski told Doug Kyed of NESN on Friday. "I'm ready."

The injury was reportedly not serious and the star tight end was able to practice in a limited capacity Thursday.

After a slow start in the Patriots' season opener, Gronkowski exploded in Week 2 before exiting with the injury, catching six passes for 116 yards and one touchdown.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:59 pm

Madden 18 player ratings update analysis: Week 3

Every week, theScore's football editors will take a deep dive into the rating changes from the Madden 18 video game, looking at the most notable risers and fallers based on the previous week's action.

Risers

Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs

77 overall ➔ 79 overall

For the second week in a row, Hunt's overall rating jumped two points - and it's arguably less than he deserves after a ridiculous start to his NFL career.

The Kansas City Chiefs' running back added another two touchdowns and over 100 scrimmage yards in Week 2 following his historic performance against the New England Patriots in the season opener.

Expect to see him in this section often.

Shaquil Barrett, LB, Broncos

82 overall ➔ 86 overall

The Denver Broncos sorely needed someone to emerge next to Von Miller following DeMarcus Ware's retirement and an injury to Shane Ray, and Barrett has done just that.

The pass-rusher didn't record a sack in Week 2 - though he did in Week 1 - but he did rack up an impressive seven combined tackles as the Broncos' front seven held Ezekiel Elliott to eight yards on nine carries, earning himself a much-deserved four-point bump.

Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Cowboys

79 overall ➔ 82 overall

Only Calais Campbell has more sacks through two games than Lawrence, who's single-handily keeping the Cowboys' pass rush alive. Only two other Cowboys have recorded a sack and none have more than one.

Injuries and suspensions have kept Lawrence from reaching his potential early in his career, but now the defensive end is wrecking havoc, and thanks to his three-point increase, Madden lovers will have another option to play on the Cowboys' defense other than Sean Lee.

Chris Thompson, RB, Redskins

77 overall ➔ 79 overall

When you average 25.7 yards per tote and score a 61-yard touchdown, a substantial bump is inevitable.

Thompson was an underrated change-of-pace back prior to this season, but he's finally getting his due after scoring three times in two weeks with a leap to 79 overall. A further expansion of his role should only lead to more bumps for the dynamic playmaker.

Jordan Poyer, S, Bills

75 overall ➔ 78 overall

Few players have seen their overall rating skyrocket like Poyer since Madden 18 launched, jumping from 75 to 78 for Week 3 after starting out at 67.

The Buffalo Bills' safety has been making plays all over the field. He's been a highly efficient tackler, totaling 11 in Week 2 alone, and has also made key plays in the passing game in the loss to the Carolina Panthers, including two pass breakups of sure touchdowns.

Fallers

Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins

84 overall ➔ 82 overall

As Sean McVay makes a star out of Jared Goff, his former pupil, Cousins, is struggling without his ex-offensive coordinator.

The Redskins' quarterback drops from 84 to 82 despite Washington pulling out the win against McVay's Rams. Cousins has struggled to find chemistry with his new targets, and his downfield passing and fumble issues have reemerged.

Unless Washington's offense makes a miraculous turnaround, Cousins' fall might not be over.

Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks

89 overall ➔ 88 overall

After struggling to cement his role in the Seattle Seahawks' offense following a 2015 trade, Graham looked to have finally found his rhythm last season.

However, the tight end has looked a shell of his former self this campaign, catching one pass in Week 2 after a three-catch, eight-yard performance in the season opener.

Graham started the season with a 93 rating, but gamers should look elsewhere when on offense for Seattle as the pass-catcher fell to 88 this week.

DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans

89 overall ➔ 87 overall

Even before a hamstring injury forced Murray to the sidelines in Week 2, he looked set for his second consecutive rating drop.

The Tennessee Titans' running back has lacked explosion over the first two games of the season, and it's been reflected in his overall score, dropping from 91 to 89 before Week 2 and falling further to 87 this week.

Like the real-life Titans, you should be phasing to Derrick Henry.

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, Giants

88 overall ➔ 85 overall

Fair or not, a lot of Giants' defensive players have taken a hit due to the offense's inability to keep them in games - and none more so than Pierre-Paul.

The pass-rusher even had a sack and a forced fumble in Week 2's loss to the Detroit Lions, but couldn't avoid a drop from 88 to 85. Pierre-Paul's lackluster run defense - usually his specialty - could be the cause.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills

92 overall ➔ 90 overall

McCoy's 202-yard performance in Week 1 didn't give him enough goodwill to avoid a drop after being held to just nine yards on 12 attempts by the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

The Bills are heavily relying on their star running back, as usual, so McCoy has a shot to claw back the lost two points to his overall score, though he may end up being a victim of Buffalo's stagnant passing game.

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Author: Jack Browne
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

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