Carson Wentz will continue to adjust to his new corps.


The NFL preseason officially kicked off last week when the Cowboys and Cardinals traveled to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame Game. Now, the rest of the league will get their opportunity to earn extra reps and pray for the mercy of the injury gods when the first week of the preseason ramps up Thursday night.

Some franchises aren’t even tempting fate. Former MVP Cam Newton didn’t play Wednesday night against the Texans, and Aaron Rodgers — and his top wideout, Jordy Nelson — aren’t expected to play Thursday night against the Eagles.

That could be a boon for Green Bay. Brett Hundley, Rodgers’ backup, has developed into one of the league’s most intriguing second-stringers. Some extra reps this preseason would not only give him extra prep in case of a Rodgers injury, but also boost his trade value. In a league where Mike Glennon can sign a $45 million contract after throwing 11 passes in two years, a talented young quarterback like Hundley could bring a big return as the season approaches.

While Tyrod Taylor will be without his new top wideout, Carson Wentz will continue to adjust to his new corps. Philadelphia added Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith this offseason, and their presence, combined with a resurgent preseason from former first-round pick Nelson Agholor, gave the Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Eagles the depth to ship Matthews north without a second thought.

The final game of the night, and the only one to earn a national broadcast slot, will pit Jameis Winston against Blake Bortles in a battle of two highly touted draft picks heading in two very different directions. Winston spent 2016 leading Tampa Bay to the brink of the postseason. Bortles threw pick-sixes for a three-win team. While Winston’s spot in his lineup is secure, 2017 Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys may be Bortles’ last opportunity to prove he can be a successful NFL starter.

Tony Granato will coach 2018 U.S. Olympic hockey team


The first U.S. Olympic hockey team not to be stocked with NHL players since 1994 will be led by a coach who knows something about the amateur game.

Tony Granato was named Friday to lead Team USA in the Pyeongchang Games next February. He’ll be joined by assistants Chris Chelios, Scott Young, Keith Allain and Ron Rolston.

We’re a group of businessmen as far as I’m concerned, coach John Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Tortorella said after Tuesday’s win. We’re becoming really good pros.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won a record 17 straight in the 1992-93 season — before seven players on the current Blue Jackets roster were born, the Columbus Dispatch noted.

William Karlsson, Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno scored Tuesday for the Blue Jackets, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 21 saves to earn his league-leading 25th victory.

The Blue Jackets also are riding an 18-game points streak (17-0-1) and an eight-game home winning streak dating to 2-0 loss to a Nov. 23 loss to the Calgary Flames, both franchise records.

In 2018, McDavid and Draisaitl will be owed a combined $21 million, which would constitute 28 percent of the 2016-17 cap of $75 million (it’s fair to assume the cap will see a slight bump next year). But other cap commitments Edmonton have for that season include forwards Milan Lucic and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6 million each), defensemen Andrej Sekera ($5.5M), Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson ($4.16M), and Kris Russell ($4M), and goaltender Cam Talbot ($4.16M). In all, these nine players will eat up about $55M of the cap. So figure that leaves Edmonton roughly $20 million for 14 contracts, which, doesn’t leave a lot of candy Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys for the rest of the class.

Eddie Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer


Longtime NHL fixture Eddie Olczyk had surgery last week to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon.

Olczyk announced the diagnosis Tuesday via the Blackhawks, whose team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the broadcaster will be undergoing further treatment in the coming weeks, including chemotherapy.

I left Ottawa for Chicago after five seasons. Both Ottawa and Chicago Cheap NFL Jerseys USA will always be special places in my heart, Havlat said in a release to the NHLPA. They are great cities and good organizations, and I met a lot of great people there. It was hard to leave Chicago after three years and then playing in another conference final in 2009. Really, it was hard to leave both Ottawa and Chicago. But that’s hockey.

Havlat was selected 26th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1999 NHL Draft. He made his debut during the 2000-01 season and was recently named to the franchise’s 25th anniversary team on Feb. 3.

The Czech Republic native, who last played briefly with the St. Louis Blues, also had stints with the Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils. He also represented his country at the World Hockey Championship three times, winning a gold medal in 2000 and a bronze in 2011.

Havlat finished his career with 242 goals and 352 assists for 594 points in 790 NHL games.

Justin Williams, RW ( Signed with Hurricanes ) — Mr. Game 7 goes back to the place where he earned his reputation as one of the NHL’s best playoff performers, inking a two-year, $9 million ($4.5 AAV) deal with the Canes. He spent five years in Carolina, winning the Cup in 2006. Now 35, he’s a captain candidate for a young squad on the rise.

Karl Alzner, D ( Signed with Canadiens ) — Alzner, one of the more sought-after Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys defensemen on the market, heads to Montreal on a contract that was more team-friendly than expected: five years at $4.625 million per annum. The 28-year-old fills a need for the Habs, who have a ton of blue line minutes to give.

Bill Polian says Chad Kelly is the most talented quarterback on the Denver Broncos roster


Former Indianapolis Colts Team President and General Manager, Bill Polian, said on NFL Live today that the most talented quarterback on the Denver Broncos isn’t Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian, but rookie seventh-round pick, Mr. Irrelevant, Chad Kelly.

Maybe not this year, as Polian alluded to when he said Kelly had a lot of growing up to do, but down the road he believes Kelly will do some things and surprise some people in Denver.

Having said that, I still expect that Bridgewater is going to start Training Camp on the Physically Unable to Peform List, and I expect him to start the regular season on that list as well. As we’ve been over numerous times, the language of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement seems to indicate that if Bridgewater is on the PUP List when the regular season starts, he will be forced to miss the first six games of the season. That would cause his contract to toll, or roll over so that he would still be under contract to the Vikings for the 2018 season.

The downside of that is that, when he’s on the PUP List, all he can do is agility/conditioning drills and individual work. He wouldn’t be able to work with the rest of the team in any capacity per NFL rules. But, with Sam Bradford going into the last year of his contract and now with the potential to have Bridgewater under team control for 2018, that seems to be the prudent route for the Vikings to go.

If he doesn’t start out on the PUP List, however. . .well, it’s going to make Cheap NFL Jerseys USA for quite the competition at the quarterback spot in Training Camp and the preseason. It’s going to confuse the heck out of me and a lot of other fans, too, but that certainly won’t be the first Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys time that’s happened.