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Oct 15, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (23) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Oct 15, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (23) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Peterson’s Resurgence Helps Cardinals Fly Past Bucs

The Arizona Cardinals found themselves in unfamiliar territory on Sunday. With less than five minutes elapsed from the start of the third quarter, the Cardinals led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 31 points. The offense had been rolling and the defense had been suffocating. By the end of the game the starters were in victory formation, taking a deep sigh of relief, after surviving a furious Tampa Bay comeback. The win put the Cardinals back in the conversation for a division title and ultimately a playoff spot. Here is a breakdown of what happened and how the Cardinals weathered the storm.

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In the preview for Sunday’s game a major point of emphasis was getting newcomer Adrian Peterson on track. Peterson’s acquisition earlier in the week seemed to energize the team and fans ahead of Sunday’s clash. The days leading up to the game, talk focused less on what was broken with the offense or defense, and more about how exciting it would be to see Peterson in an Arizona uniform. To be fair, Peterson did not disappoint on Sunday, running rampant against the Buccaneers defense. The Cardinals offense found balance for the first time all season on Sunday. Peterson carried the football 26 times and finished with 134 yards and two touchdowns. The running back needed just one game in a Cardinals uniform to become the team’s leading rusher this season in addition to becoming the team leader in rushing touchdowns and longest run. Keep in mind that this was the sixth game for the Cardinals.
Peterson broke out quickly against a normally tough Tampa Bay defense. Peterson ran hard and ran angry, often requiring multiple defenders to bring him to the ground. The Cardinals utilized multiple tight end sets, often motioning a tight end to overload one side of the line. One play the Cardinals used multiple times was the “Power O” with a guard and tight end pulling over to the other end to create a hole and seal off the second level of the defense. The return of left tackle D.J. Humphries and left guard Alex Boone provided enough bulk on the left side to do some damage. On both of Peterson’s touchdowns, the Cardinals chose to run behind the left side of the line, with Peterson often going untouched the initial few yards after the hand off. The Cardinals have something interesting moving forward with Peterson. It will be important to replicate the success to keep winning.

Carson Palmer Nearly Flawless

One thing that a dominating run game can do is take away pressure from the quarterback to make big plays. Carson Palmer has been begging for some help on offense and Peterson’s fantastic debut allowed the quarterback to have a clean pocket and clearer throwing lanes downfield. Palmer was perfect in the first quarter, completing his first 14 passes, and finishing the day with an 81.8 percent completion rate. The Cardinals passing game benefitted from Tampa’s inability to stop the run. The defense was forced to add an extra defender into the box, often leaving single coverage on the outside and a run-focused linebacker on an athletic tight end. As a result, Palmer threw three touchdowns, all to open receivers.
The offensive line allowed less pressure on Sunday, giving up two sacks, buoyed by play action and multiple blocker sets. That protection gave Palmer the time needed to pick out his receivers, as exhibited by his completion percentage. This is the Palmer who made the Cardinals title contenders in 2015. This is the Palmer that the Bengals saw coming out of USC as the first overall pick. The main benefactor of a clean Palmer was Larry Fitzgerald. The veteran receiver found single coverage for most of the game and took advantage to a tune of ten receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown. Fitzgerald had a long of 29 yards and ran wild on the Tampa secondary. On Sunday, the passing game was crisp and dangerous, with Palmer leading the way and Larry Fitzgerald playing the star.

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HOUSTON — In one breath Sunday, Hue Jackson was hinting strongly that DeShone Kizer would return as the Cleveland Browns’ starter at quarterback against the Tennessee Titans.

In the next, he seemed perplexed by a report on CBS during the game broadcast that he had texted Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson the day of the draft and said, “be ready.”

The implication of the report was that Jackson was alerting Watson to prepare himself to be drafted by Cleveland.

“I don’t know anything about that,” Jackson said after the Browns fell to 0-6 with a 33-17 loss to Watson and the Texans. “That’s so long ago. I met with that crew, and nobody asked me that. I met with the same crew, and that question never came up to me. I did text Deshaun before [the draft]. I was in conversation with him. But I don’t recall draft day at all.

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“I don’t think I would have [done] that.”
The significance, of course, is that the Browns traded the 12th pick to Houston so the Texans could draft Watson. That means that for the second year in a row, the Browns traded out of a pick that a team used to take the guy it believes is its franchise quarterback. In 2016, Carson Wentz went to the Eagles with a pick the Browns traded.

“I know I did not send that text on draft day,” Jackson said.

Watson said he did, though he made it sound like a friendly thing about the draft.

“Hue texted me that morning and just said, ‘Be ready. Anything could happen,’” Watson said. “And they took the picks they wanted to take.”
Watson said he developed a friendship with Jackson in the months leading up to the draft.

“Me and Hue during the draft process kind of communicated,” Watson said. “They were a team that was big on me. Brought me in, worked me out, met with me, phone calls throughout the weeks. Just kind of building a relationship, building a friendship.

“I didn’t know where I was going to go, but at the end of the day, God put me here with Houston.”

Watson said he considered the Browns one of many possibilities on draft day.

“I knew they had two first round picks, and anything can happen,” he said. “I just kept an open mind and didn’t want to get my hopes up too big and just kind of enjoyed it, had fun with it. It was a lifetime dream, and it ended up being a great night.”
The Browns took Myles Garrett with the first overall pick and could have taken Watson with the 12th (which they acquired for Wentz). NFL.com reported the week after the draft that Watson was the quarterback Jackson liked, but he wanted safety Malik Hooker at the spot.

The Browns chose to trade down and acquired Houston’s first-round picks in 2017 and 2018. That is one of five picks the Browns have in the first two rounds of the ’18 draft.

“I don’t remember making any texts to him on draft day other than later on telling him congratulations, him being drafted to where he went, to Houston,” Jackson said. “I don’t remember telling him to be ready for us to draft him or anything like that.”
The Browns wound up taking Kizer in the second round. Kizer started the team’s first five games but was benched against Houston in lieu of Kevin Hogan.

Hogan threw three interceptions, fumbled once (the Browns recovered) and was sacked in the end zone for a safety in what turned out to be a long day.

Jackson said he would decide who starts against Tennessee later this week, but he wanted Kizer “to see the game from a different lens.”

“As I told you guys, this was going to be week to week,” Jackson said. “You guys asked me last week. I never said that Kevin was going to be the starter for the rest of the season.”

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FRISCO, Texas — Local 100 of the United Labor Unions filed a complaint against the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, alleging owner and general manager Jerry Jones has violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening players if they choose not to stand for the national anthem.

Jones said earlier this week if a player “disrespects the flag” and national anthem by not standing, then the player will not play.

According to the filing to the National Labor Relations board, “the employer, evidenced by repeated public statements, is attempting to threaten, coerce and intimidate all Dallas Cowboys players on the roster in order to prevent them from exercising concerted activity protected under the act by saying that he will fire any players involved in such concerted activity.”
Jones has said players will not play, not that they would be fired, if they do not stand for the anthem, but Wade Rathke, Local 100s chief organizer, said that is a “distinction without difference when it comes to the law.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said players will not play if they "disrespect the flag" by not standing during the national anthem.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said players will not play if they “disrespect the flag” by not standing during the national anthem.

The Cowboys will not comment on the filing, according to a spokesman. The NFL has declined to comment.

“You can’t discipline somebody for something that is a right they have under the law, whether that discipline be termination or benching or giving a slap on the wrist or writing up in their files they’ve been a bad boy,” Rathke said. “That’s just not what they can do when it comes to concerned activities. I know in the modern age people think workers shouldn’t have rights, but they still do. This union was offended by those comments. Mr. Jones just got carried away being a rich guy and there’s no laws he has to respect.”

According to Rathke, the NLRB will assign a field agent to investigate the claim and if there is a determination that there is a violation of the act it will go to trial if no settlement is reached.
“I’m hoping this doesn’t go to hell and back on the labor board,” Rathke said. “I think Mr. Jones should just say, ‘I stepped out of line.’ Fine. … We’re not looking for blood.”

According to the NFL’s game manual, players are not required to stand for the anthem; however, it is written that they “should” stand at attention.
On Tuesday, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL teams expressing a belief that “everyone should stand for the national anthem” and that the dispute surrounding the issue is “threatening to erode the unifying power of our game.” He spoke of a plan that will be reviewed with the teams at next week’s league meeting, which would “include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues.”

President Donald Trump has called on NFL owners since last month to fire players who do not stand for the anthem, saying their protest “disrespects the flag” and the country.

Before their Sept. 25 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys players, coaches and staff, including Jones, stood locked arm in arm and took a knee before the anthem. During the anthem, they stood arm in arm. In the past two games, the Cowboys have stood on the sideline as they had before President Trump’s initial comments.

Defensive linemen Damontre Moore and David Irving raised their fists at the end of the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. They told Cowboys coach Jason Garrett that they did so “well after” the anthem, and the coach said they would not be disciplined.
Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Jones left open the opportunity for a player to have a form of silent protest before the anthem — similar to the way the Cowboys handled the situation before the anthem in Arizona as a team — or after the anthem.
“If we’re going to have any other recognition the place to have it is before the anthem in my view and be real clear that it’s not associated with the anthem,” Jones said. “I think it’s real important for our players that they have that to reply to anybody whether they’re asking them to express themselves or not that the way we do it where I work, where I earn my livelihood is that we stand for the flag.”

When asked if he would really sit a player like Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant, Jones initially deferred.

“The policy and my actions are going to be that if you’re not honoring, standing for the flag in a way that a lot of our fans feel that you should, if that’s not the case, then you won’t play,” Jones said. “That’s nothing new as far as that being my wish on the way that I want the Cowboys to have. As far as whether or not I will basically institute or basically do what I said, I just would say that the implication that we’re not respecting the flag … is just not going to be accepted and so I would just ask anybody to look at my record relative to what I say I’m going to do and you go from there.”

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Vice President Mike Pence says he left Sunday’s 49ers-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis because of protesting that took place during the national anthem.

For the second week in a row, the 49ers had more than 20 players kneeling during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts. Teammates stood behind the kneeling players with one hand on a kneeling teammate’s shoulder and the other over their hearts.

The Colts wore black T-shirts with the words “We Will” on the front and “Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity” on the back for the second straight week. The players stood with their arms locked during the anthem.

Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game Sunday shortly after the national anthem.

Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game Sunday shortly after the national anthem.

Pence tweeted a statement in which he said he would not dignify any event that disrespects soldiers, the flag or the anthem.
On Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he had asked Pence to leave the game if any players knelt during the anthem.
49ers safety Eric Reid said he believed Pence’s actions were premeditated.

“First of all, does anyone know the last time he’s been to a football game?” Reid said after the game. “OK, with that being said, he tweeted out a 3-year-old photo of him at a Colts game. So with the information that I have, the last time he’s been to a football game is three years ago. So this looks like a PR stunt to me.

“He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew that we were probably going to do it again. This is what systemic oppression looks like. A man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game in an attempt to thwart our efforts. Based on the information I have, that’s the assumption I made.”

A former governor of Indiana, Pence had been in Indianapolis as part of the celebration of Peyton Manning and his jersey retirement and induction into the Colts’ Ring of Honor during Sunday’s game.

Pence had tweeted a photo of him and his wife, Karen Pence, saying they were looking forward to cheering for the Colts and honoring Manning. But the Indianapolis Star noted that the photo appeared to be from 2014.

The photo the vice president tweeted showed him wearing a Colts polo shirt. He was photographed wearing a suit during the national anthem Sunday.
The pool reporter with the vice president had been told to stay outside the stadium and that Pence might leave the game early.

Aides to the vice president did not respond to questions on whether he had planned to make the public walk-out in the game against the 49ers, who have regularly held the demonstrations.

Pence has attended other NFL games, including December’s Colts-Jets game at MetLife Stadium when he was the vice president-elect.

The NFL and the Colts declined to comment on Pence’s exit, while Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano steered clear of the topic in his postgame news conference.

NFL players who have demonstrated during the national anthem over the past year have said they are protesting police brutality and racism, not the flag or the anthem itself.
The protests began in August 2016, when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in a preseason game.

During a rally in Alabama on Sept. 22, Trump chastised the practice, saying, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired.’” He later encouraged fans to leave NFL stadiums if they saw it happen in front of them.

Reid said the 49ers’ actions during the anthem Sunday were not as planned as last week’s display in Arizona.

“These were guys that felt compelled to continue to protest. I think it is gaining ground,” Reid said. “… I will continue to say and encourage people to educate themselves on how we got to where we are today because it didn’t happen overnight and it’s not going to happen overnight to fix these issues. So we’re going to keep talking about it. I know that I will keep doing what I feel is necessary to use the platform I have to make those changes.
“It’s really disheartening when everything that I was raised on was to be the best person I could be to help people that need help and the vice president of the United States is trying to confuse the message on what we’re trying to put out there. I don’t know what else to say about it.”

Around the NFL on Sunday, at least seven players from two teams knelt during the national anthem while three Miami Dolphins players and the Tennessee Titans’ Rishard Matthews remained in the tunnel or locker room for the anthem. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch continued to sit during the anthem.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers teammates want fans at Lambeau Field for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears to join them in linking arms during the national anthem.

Most of the Packers’ players did that on the sideline before Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati, though three players — Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Kevin King — sat on the bench.
Rodgers said it’s not a protest.

“This is about equality,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people. But we’ve got to come together and talk about these things and grow as a community, as a connected group of individuals in our society, and we’re going to continue to show love and unity, and this week we’re going to ask the fans to join in as well and come together and show people that we can be connected and we can grow together.”

It sounds as if all the players — even the ones who sat during the anthem on Sunday — will participate after they held a meeting to discuss it.
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“I think it was Marty’s idea,” said Kendricks, who sat he sat during the anthem to bring awareness to people in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. “Aaron spoke first and he kind of laid it out and laid out the fact that he’s on our side and he understands the message being conveyed and trying to get across. And then Marty wrote a statement and in the statement he said we’re going to lock arms and he’s going to challenge the fans to lock arms as well, so it kind of puts them in a position where it’s like, ‘Look you’re either going to unite with us or you’re not.’ I think that’s really cool because it puts them in a position where it’s like now we’re talking to you, so you make a decision, peacefully make a decision.”

Rodgers called the team meeting about it “fantastic.”

“We kind of talked about a lot of things — things I’m not going to talk about because it’s meant for just the locker room — but I think there’s been a great sense of unity and love and support in this locker room, guys coming together,” Rodgers said. “Outside the building, I think the message has been diluted a little bit and it’s been kind of taken away from what we were trying to do: show a united front, guys linking up together. There’s been a lot of hatred on my social media, probably other people’s social media as well. Frankly don’t understand it, a lot of it.”

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CHICAGO — In a sign of solidarity, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the national anthem before their 1 p.m. ET kickoff with the Chicago Bears.

Players for the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans did the same before their game.

An NFL official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that no fines are being considered for those players who stayed in the locker room during the anthem.
As the anthem began in Soldier Field, several Steelers coaches were on the sideline, including head coach Mike Tomlin, while the players were not present. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, offensive line coach Mike Munchak and running backs coach James Saxon also were spotted.

Players took the field within a few seconds of the anthem’s end, just after fireworks launched; quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of the first players out of the tunnel. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, an Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan, was seen on the CBS broadcast at the edge of the tunnel during the anthem, hand over heart.

Roethlisberger made it a point of emphasis after the Steelers’ 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears to say that the team’s decision was a unified one, and that he has the “utmost respect” for “our troops and those that serve this country.”

In Nashville, the Seahawks and Titans both issued statements saying their players were united in their actions.

“As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem,” the Seahawks’ statement said. “We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms. We remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all.”

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a pregame radio interview that coach Pete Carroll met with a few players individually Saturday, prior to a “pretty emotional” meeting by the entire team later that night.
The Seahawks walked onto the field after the anthem with players locking arms.

“We showed we have power as people and that’s what we were doing today. I think that it was super impressive,” Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said after the Seahawks’ 33-27 loss.

The Titans took a similar approach with their statement.

“As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”

Steelers coach told CBS’ Jamie Erdahl before the game that the team wanted to “remove ourselves from the circumstance” and means no disrespect.

“We’re not going to play politics,” Tomlin said. “We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating in the anthem today — not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from the circumstance.

“People shouldn’t have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his teammate who chooses not to.”

The Steelers did not protest the anthem last year and had stayed relatively neutral on the national discussion, but President Donald Trump’s verbal attack on NFL players who protest appears to have changed things.
Team president Art Rooney II released a statement regarding the pregame protest.
Several Steelers leaders, including defensive end Cameron Heyward, linebacker James Harrison and others, were involved in the discussion about Sunday’s protest, one team source said. Those discussions took hold Saturday as the team traveled to Chicago and got situated at the team hotel.

“We will not be divided by this,” Tomlin said after the game. “We’ve got a group of men in there that come from different socio-economic backgrounds, races, creeds, ethnicities, religions and so forth. That’s football. That’s a lot of team sports. But because of our position we get drug into bulls—, to be quite honest with you. Some have opinions; some don’t. We wanted to protect those who don’t and we wanted to protect those who do.”

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RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy said Wednesday that he isn’t sure what his role will be in Seattle’s backfield going forward but that he’s preparing as if he will play.

Lacy was a surprise inactive for Sunday’s win against the San Francisco 49ers.

“You don’t like what happened or whatever, but at the end of the day, you can just control what you can control,” Lacy said, “continue to go out and practice and see how it goes.”
Lacy, who signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Seahawks over the offseason, only played seven offensive snaps in a Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers, his former team. He gained 3 yards on five carries.

He said he was informed that he would be inactive against San Francisco by his position coach Sunday morning, before the team boarded the bus to head to CenturyLink Field.

“There’s no positive way to take it, but I was the most positive I could be,” he said. “It was my first time that happened to me or whatever, so I really don’t know what think of it, just do what I can do.”

Rookie Chris Carson has been Seattle’s primary running back over the first two games. He gained 93 yards on 20 carries on Sunday, while Thomas Rawls was being eased back into action in his first game back following an ankle injury. Carson’s emergence and Rawls’ return have added to the uncertainty about Lacy’s role.

“I’ve just got to continue to be me, go out and practice the same way I’ve been practicing and see what happens week by week,” Lacy said.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll described Lacy being inactive as a matchup-based decision and not one that’s indicative of the running back having fallen out of favor. He said Wednesday that Lacy has responded well over the last few days.

“He’s doing fine. He’s ready to get after it and compete and battle back,” Carroll said. “He respects Thomas Rawls. He understands. That’s not what he wants. I don’t want him to accept it, I want him to be wanting to get back out there with everything he’s got, and that’s exactly the way he should be competing. I wish we could have had him up. We could have used him.”

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NEW ORLEANS — Safety Kenny Vaccaro was benched during the New Orleans Saints’ blowout loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday amid reports that the Saints may be looking to trade him.

Vaccaro, a first-round draft pick in 2013, said he was surprised by the benching — despite his admitted struggles in the Saints’ week 1 loss at Minnesota. But coach Sean Payton explained, “Listen, we need to get more consistent play, and that dates back to last weekend.”

Vaccaro’s benching followed reports by both CBS and NFL Network that the Saints were discussing the fifth-year pro in trade talks this week — although Payton brushed off the trade question by saying, “It’s not unusual early in the season for teams to call about” players at positions where teams have depth.

“I know Gronk had two catches on me, really great catches, and that was about it. That’s all that really happened. The next thing I know, I’m sitting next to Coach Payton.”

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Another source downplayed the trade reports with a similar explanation — though Vaccaro is in the final year of his contract, so it can’t be ruled out as a possibility if the Saints aren’t expecting to spend big money on him this offseason. Vaccaro said the trade reports are “a little bit of a distraction, but at the same time, you gotta block that stuff out, be a pro and understand we’re trying to win a game.”

Vaccaro said he hadn’t gotten an explanation for his demotion yet in the aftermath of Sunday’s 36-20 loss. Just before he was benched Sunday, he intercepted a pass — but it was nullified because he was flagged for holding tight end Rob Gronkowski, whom he guarded for most of Sunday’s game.

“I know Gronk had two catches on me, really great catches, and that was about it. That’s all that really happened. The next thing I know, I’m sitting next to Coach Payton,” said Vaccaro, who was not covering Gronkowski during his 53-yard touchdown catch-and-run in the first quarter.

“I took full responsibility [for last week's struggles]. I had bad eyes on a couple plays, and I took responsibility for that. I didn’t know that was gonna overflow into this game until all of a sudden I was out,” Vaccaro said. “Listen, I’ve been here for the last four years, and we haven’t played up to par on defense. And I understand how it goes. Obviously I’ve got to be better in my preparation, gotta be more consistent. …

“I didn’t understand this game what happened at all. But at the same time, I take full responsibility for that and just gotta keep on, gotta keep pushing.”

Vaccaro, 26, expressed his desire this summer to finally crack into that Pro Bowl caliber after a career filled with highs and lows. Instead, his rollercoaster career path has hit another sharp turn.

Vaccaro began his career by finishing third in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2013 on a Saints playoff team that used him as a versatile chess piece as a safety, nickel corner and pseudo-linebacker. But he suffered a broken fibula late that season. Then he was temporarily demoted late in the 2014 season while battling inconsistent play.

Vaccaro’s play improved in 2015 and 2016, and he was arguably having his best season last year, with two interceptions and two forced fumbles. But then his season was cut short by a four-game suspension for a positive Adderall test (a substance banned by the NFL).

Vaccaro was replaced in Sunday’s lineup by second-year pro Vonn Bell, who started 14 games as a rookie last year. Bell himself lost his starting job this summer to rookie second-round pick Marcus Williams. The Saints also have a veteran backup with starting experience in Rafael Bush.

The Saints have allowed 777 passing yards through two weeks this season — the most in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and the sixth-most of any team since the NFL-AFL merger.

Opponents are 14-of-16 for 398 yards against the Saints on passes thrown 15 or more yards downfield — with more touchdowns (3) than incompletions.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Ravens could decide to place Woodhead on injured reserve and bring him back around midseason as one of their two designated-for-return players.

Danny Woodhead's Ravens debut lasted only one drive as he had to leave Sunday's win over the Bengals with a hamstring injury.

Danny Woodhead’s Ravens debut lasted only one drive as he had to leave Sunday’s win over the Bengals with a hamstring injury.

Woodhead, who signed a three-year, $8.8 million contract (including $4.25 million guaranteed) this offseason with the Ravens, was injured on the team’s opening drive of the season. The 32-year-old running back fell to the ground holding his hamstring and had to be helped to the sideline by trainers.

The Ravens were hoping Woodhead was going to be a catalyst for the NFL’s No. 21 scoring offense from a year ago, especially based on his only drive with Baltimore. In six snaps, he caught three passes for 33 yards (picking up first downs on each one) and ran the ball once for 4 yards.
This isn’t the first time Woodhead dealt with this injury this year. He was sidelined for the last two preseason games because of an issue with his hamstring.

Staying healthy has been a problem for Woodhead. He has missed 27 games over the previous three seasons. A torn ACL ended his season last year with the San Diego Chargers after two weeks.

The injury to Woodhead left the Ravens with two healthy running backs: Terrance West and Buck Allen. Baltimore can promote one of two running backs on the practice squad — Alex Collins and Jeremy Langford — to fill Woodhead’s roster spot.

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CHICAGO — The fear is that Bears wide receiver Kevin White broke his collarbone and will have to undergo season-ending surgery, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano.

White exited Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the 9:43 mark of the fourth quarter after catching a short pass for no gain. The former first-round pick immediately walked off the field following the play and went into the Bears’ sideline injury tent for further examination. White was later taken to the locker room and officially ruled out for the remainder of the game.
White was observed after the game in a sling and holding his wrist to stabilize the injured side of his body. He left Soldier Field in an ambulance.

White, the seventh overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, appeared in just four regular-season games in his first two seasons in the league because of two fractures in his leg.

Last year, White was placed on injured reserve after he suffered a severe high ankle sprain that resulted in a fractured fibula in his left leg in Week 4. As a rookie, White developed a stress fracture in his left shin. At the time of that injury, he had a steel rod inserted into his tibia to stabilize the left leg.

“When you’ve been through that and he’s done it, and it’s happened again, it’s happened again, done it, and it sucks,” Bears tight end Zach Miller said. “You can’t control that stuff. Kevin is such a good football player. He’s had unfortunate stuff happen to him early in his career. It won’t derail the kid. It won’t. I mean, if I can do it, he can do it.

“I mean, I’m from a little town of 300 people and came from Division II and have been in this thing for a long time. Bounced back from a lot of injuries. Kevin can do the same exact thing. Hopefully it’s not terrible. That’s a blow to our football team. It’s a blow to him, but it’s a blow to us, too. He’ll bounce back. He’s got to. He doesn’t have a choice.”

With Cameron Meredith already on injured reserve with torn knee ligaments, the Bears hoped that White would emerge as the club’s No. 1 wide receiver.

White finished the game with two receptions for 6 yards on four targets.