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Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has yet to play in a preseason game for the Indianapolis Colts. And it looks very much as if Bradshaw won be suiting up for Indianapolis preseason finale at Cincinnati on Thursday night either.Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, though, says that fine with him. Pagano would prefer to wait until his team Sept. 8 regular season opener with Oakland to unleash the newest offensive weapon. When asked Monday if he needed to see Bradshaw get some limited work in against the Bengals, the response was a very succinct one. don Pagano said.Bradshaw, signed as a veteran free agent on June 11, has taken part in limited drills with the Colts over the past week. He missed most of training camp after being placed on the Colts physicallyunabletoperform list and was activated two weeks ago. A pair of surgical procedures on his right foot during the offseason necessitated placing Bradshaw on the PUP list. He was signed during the final week of organized team activity practices but couldn participate.Bradshaw has had foot issues throughout his NFL career. Bradshaw was sidelined with a stress fracture in 2011 but made it back in time for the Giants lateseason playoff and Super Bowl run. Counting the two surgeries this year, he had four total operations on his foot since entering the NFL as a seventhround pick by New York in 2007.Yet, when healthy, Bradshaw has proven to be a valuable offensive asset. He had rushed for 1,000 yards or more twice and has amassed 4,232 career rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns.Throw in 132 career receptions for an additional 1,087 yards and three TDs and it understandable why Pagano is willing to wait a little bit longer before putting him on the field in an Indianapolis uniform.No news is good news The Colts coach didn have anything to add Monday in regards to the availability of starting left offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo.Castonzo suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in the first quarter of the Colts 276 preseason win over Cleveland on Saturday night and did not return. The sprain has been diagnosed as a mild one, which means there a chance he might be ready to play against Oakland in two weeks.no other changes to this point, Pagano said. That includes the decision to start veteran Joe Reitz in Castonzo spot this week. Reitz, who has also worked at offensive guard, played most of the first half at tackle in the Cleveland win.feel great about Gos [offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus] on the right and AC [Castonzo] on the left but you got to have a swing tackle, the coach explained. like we knew enough about Bradley [Sowell] and the other guys. But [we] wanted to give Joe a shot and see how he do out there and to this point, he done well. Holmes returns Rookie center Khaled Holmes returned to full practice Monday. He had been sidelined since the first week of training camp with a high ankle sprain.practiced [Monday]. We go in and look at the tape and see how he did. But to me, just from a bird view standing out there, he did okay, the Colts coach said.evaluate what he does [today] and then Wednesday is obviously just a mockgame, sloweddown pace. If he feels good and the trainers feel good where he at, then like Hugh [Thornton] last week, it be nice to get him out there and get him a little action. Holmes and fellow rookie Thornton should get a chance to get a lot of work in Thursday night in Cincinnati. Thornton played right offensive guard in the Cleveland game in his first extensive work of the preseason. He was also recovering from a high ankle sprain.played well. I think the first snap he got in, we pulled him [to run block]. If you go back and watch the tape, it pretty impressive what he did on his very first snap out there, Pagano said.he played consistent football throughout. He was good in the run game. Got tied up on one pull, ended up on the ground, but other than that, run and pass he did a nice job. Playingtime decision coming Pagano and his coaching staff were scheduled to meet Monday afternoon and decide who will and who won play against the Bengals.going to prepare like we always prepare, much like Cincinnati. You know how this thing is every year with the Bengals. They do a great job, he said. know both clubs are going to go try to win a football game. Still got a lot of things to work on. We be smart and I know they be smart. Jobs will be on the line Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium. Saturday.you look at our roster, we created so much competition and we deeper across the board at all positions, so we going to have to let some really good football players go. And they end up on other teams like everybody else guys, but it going to be tough, Pagano said.all work together [to make the final roster decisions]. It a process. We communicate back and forth [with general manager Ryan Grigson and his staff]. That one of the great things about our setup here. The way www.giantsonlineofficialstore.com/giants-johnathan-hankins-jersey-c-14.html things go is we got great communication top to bottom. It a collaborative effort, if you will. Indy defense would like to be as wellknown as its offenseThe Indianapolis Colts with a powerhouse defense? According to defensive end Cory Redding, free safety Antoine Bethea and several other members of the team retooled defensive unit, that the goal heading into the 2013 season.A lofty goal, to be sure. Indianapolis first with Peyton Manning at quarterback and now Andrew Luck have always been thought of as an offensefirst franchise. Manning and Luck have certainly had plenty of options to use, the idea being that you have to surround a topflight quarterback with playmakers.Bradshaw likely to miss Colts' preseasonFormer New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has yet Johnathan Hankins Youth Jersey to play in a preseason game for the Indianapolis Colts. And it looks very much as if Bradshaw won be suiting up for Indianapolis preseason finale at Cincinnati on Thursday night either. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, though, says that fine with him. Pagano would prefer to wait until his team Sept. 8 regular season opener with Oakland to unleash the newest offensive weapon.
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Cal freshman QB looking to build off first game
BERKELEY Freshman quarterback Jared Goff needed just one game to work his way into California's record books.
Getting the rebuilding Golden Bears a win might be a bit more challenging.
After hosting Portland State this Saturday, http://www.giantsonlineofficialstore.com/giants-david-wilson-jersey-c-18.html Cal faces four ranked teams in a sixweek span that includes backtoback games against No. 3 Ohio State and No.2 Oregon.
That's why Goff doesn't understand what all the fuss was about after he passed for 445 yards and two touchdowns in his Cal debut, a seasonopening 4430 loss to No. 19 Northwestern.
"The main job of the quarterback is to win," Goff said. "It was helpful getting my first game under me, but at the same time I wanted to finish that game out on top. We didn't, so it was disappointing."
The passing yardage was the secondmost in school history, topped only by Pat Barnes' 503 in a quadruple overtime game against Arizona in 1996.
That was an encouraging sign for a team that hasn't had much stability Rueben Randle Men's Jersey or production at quarterback over the past decade.
It wasn't all clean, however.
Goff was intercepted three times, twice on tipped passes. Two were returned for touchdowns, accounting for the final margin on the scoreboard. He also had 63 attempts after Cal's running game was shut down.
Firstyear Bears coach Sonny Dykes believes Goff has just scratched the surface.
"The good thing about Jared is we're all going to have a chance to watch him improve every day," Dykes said. "That's what is encouraging. He set the bar relatively high Saturday and David Wilson NFL Jersey I think he'll continue to build off that performance."
The Bears will need all the offense they can get against Portland State, which thumped Eastern Oregon 5717 in the opener for both teams.
At least Cal has history on its side.
Portland State has never beaten a team from the Pac12 and is just 228 against FBS schools.
Dykes, however, has had to caution the Bears against overlooking the Vikings.
"When you have a young team like we do, every practice is important, every game is important," Dykes said. "You hope that your kids have that competitive spirit where they're going to play hard for 60 minutes every play no matter what. How we perform on Saturday will say a lot about our program and where our guys are mentally."
The Bears will go into the game without safety Avery Sebastian, who was scheduled to undergo seasonending surgery on his right Achilles tendon Thursday.
Defensive end Brennan Scarlett, who missed the opener, remains sidelined while recovering from a hand injury. Linebacker Nick Forbes www.giantsonlineofficialstore.com/giants-rueben-randle-jersey-c-30.html (back) and nose tackle Mustafa Jalil have also been out with injuries.
"We have to do a good job of having guys step up," Dykes said. "We've lost some pretty key guys."
"They're very well coached in the fundamentals of the Pistol and how it's run," Dykes said. "We're going to need to get off blocks, tackle well and stay gap sound."
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NO MATTER how skilled a player may be, his fantasy value is often dictated by the abilities of his supporting cast. As Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald proves, when a team unravels, it can neutralize even Victor Cruz Jersey its most dangerous of weapons. As the regular season winds down, here are the players who are rising or falling because of their teammates' successes or failures.
Matt Cassel, QB,Behind Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones, Kansas City has produced the league's best rushing attack for most of the season, but since midOctober the passing game has been just as effective, thanks to Cassel. The key to the secondyear starter's success has been the performance of receiver Dwayne Bowe, who's put together an outstanding string of 10 touchdowns in six weeks. As a result Cassel has become one of the highest scoring fantasy http://www.giantsonlineofficialstore.com/giants-jason-pierrepaul-jersey-c-8.html passers in the game, and with the Seahawks, Broncos and Chargers coming up in the next three weeks, he's worth starting from here on.
Mark Sanchez, QB,Over the past several weeks there's no passerreceiver www.giantsonlineofficialstore.com/giants-victor-cruz-jersey-c-9.html duo more clutch than Sanchez and Santonio Holmes. Three weeks ago Sanchez found the former Super Bowl MVP with a 52yard pass in overtime to set up a gamewinning field goal in Detroit. A week later they connected for a 37yard gamewinner in overtime in Cleveland, and on Sunday they struck again for a gamewinner in the waning seconds of a comefrombehind defeat of the Texans. That connection has boosted Sanchez's fantasy stats and made him one of the top 12 fantasy quarterbacks.
Randy Moss, WR,Moss is used to playing with Super Bowlcaliber quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Kerry Collins) or at least a college great (Vince Young), but last week he was running routes for a rookie sixthround pick from Florida Atlantic, Rusty Smith, after Young tore a thumb tendon. Either way, Moss has only one catch in two games with Tennessee, and he has become a fantasy liability who can no longer be relied on.
Ronnie Brown, RB,With injuries to its top two quarterbacks, top receiver and top two centers, Miami's offense is in shambles, as evidenced by a 160 loss to the Bears at home. Brown, too, has been a shell of his former self, failing to reach 100 yards from scrimmage this year. Over the last two weeks he's been held to a total of 21 yards on 15 carries. Week 15 and 16 matchups against the runsoft Bills and Lions are the only reason to consider keeping him, but in general he's Giants Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey too risky a play.
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Barry Bonds is a lot of things, leading off with obnoxious, but he doesn meet my definition of a criminal. There is a growing school of legal thought that says we have a dangerous tendency to using criminal law to try to solve every single social problem in America. Some things are mistakes and not crimes. And some people are jerks, but not jailworthy.
Just because Bonds used steroids, and might be unethical or morally blameworthy, doesn mean he deserves to be hounded by prosecutors for almost a decade. Criminal law should be reserved for our very worst offenders, and to use it on anyone else doesn actually strengthen respect for the law, but weakens it. It hard to see how the law has been strengthened by the massive, labyrinthine, federal effort against Bonds, which has been an ineffectual joke if was what we were seeking.
Back in 2003, Bonds gave three hours of testimony before the Balco grand jury during which Carl Banks Throwback Jersey he admitted to using its products, but said he didn know they were laced with steroids. attorneys Matt Parrella and Jeff Nedrow initially charged him with 15 felony counts related to lying under oath and have pursued him for almost eight years. Meantime, Victor Conte, the man who actually manufactured and sold the steroids, served exactly four months in prison.
Millions of dollars have been spent on Bonds, his indictment rewritten multiple times until the charges are down to five, and the prosecutors repeatedly scolded by the judge for their excesses. attorney can mount Bonds antlers on his wall?
Perjury is not a trivial matter, and if Bonds was guilty http://www.giantsonlineofficialstore.com/giants-jon-beason-jersey-c-50.html of it there should be consequences. That straightforward enough: You can lie under oath with impunity.
Bonds is simply being made an example of and whether that a proper use of federal power is a question Mark Bavaro Jersey that should make us all queasy.
may be the consequence of a just federal prosecution, but it shouldn be the major motivation, says Brian Walsh, senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. government officials devote inordinate resources to making someone life miserable because they don like him or he highprofile, it doesn serve an important societal interest. seems pretty clear the prosecution is using the perjury case as a cudgel to punish Bonds for the real offenses of being a bad guy and a juicer. attorney Joseph P. Jon Beason Women's Jersey Russoniello when asked by the New York Times why the Bonds and Balco cases were worth so many years of effort. Musial was my hero when I was a kid, and he smoked cigarettes, he said. But if curbing steroids is the real objective, the prosecutors would be doing what any other drug crackdown does: targeting suppliers, not users.
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