Fan falls 30-50 feet at Broncos’ stadium; condition unknown

DENVER — A fan fell from 30 to 50 feet while leaving Sports Authority Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos played on Monday night.

The fan was transported to a hospital and his or her condition was unknown, according to Denver Fire.

The Denver Post said Sam Martin Jersey the incident happened at about 9:44 p.m. local time and emergency personnel responded to a 911 call for help.

The incident occurred near the north end of the stadium following the Broncos’ 27-9 win over the Houston Texans.

The NFL instituted a rule in 2014 that penalized the use of abusive language, which includes racial slurs. It also includes a fine of more than $11,000.

Lee said he let his emotions get the Stefan Charles Jersey best of him and added that he didn’t harbor any ill will toward the players whom he said used the slur against him.

“Throughout the whole game we had a lot of players saying a lot of different things, but that’s just the midst of the game,” Lee said. “It’s kind of hard when you have refs out there trying to limit what people say when you’ve got grown men hitting each other. You’ve got a lot of things that’s going on that’s flaring as far as in your mind. These 42 [teammates] know as far as the things I said, it wasn’t intentional at all.

“I know he [the Raiders player he used the slur against] woke up the next day not worrying about it at all just like I woke up no worrying about it. I feel like you’re going to always have that issue because you’re going to always have situations where [emotions] flame up and both teams are going back and forth and things are going to get said regardless of if the ref likes it or not.”

“I’m a father, I’m a husband, and my stance on personal conduct stays the way it is. Stays consistent, and it stays strong,” Giants coach Ben McAdoo said in the wake of Brown’s suspension.

He added: “But I think it’s important for an organization and the locker room to take it on a case by case basis.”

So despite donations, a multitude of hirings and a yearlong campaign to convince the public that the league would not tolerate domestic violence from its employees, the NFL is right back to where it started before the Rice incident, like McAdoo said, handling it on a case-by-case basis instead of sticking with their rhetoric about not tolerating it.

THE CHARGERS ARE BEING STUPID: The Chargers want you to think they’re the good guys in the Joey Bosa standoff. Bosa and San Diego are no closer to an agreement, and Bosa’s side responded, blaming the team for straining the relationship. Then, Chargers president John Spanos called Bosa “absolutely asinine” as the team continued its PR war on Bosa in response to a statement from the Bosa camp.

The Chargers were petty and terrible even before they tried to stiff Bosa. This franchise has a history of disregarding its players and fans.

Michigan State football coach Dantonio is expected to return to his roots

EAST LANSING — Michigan State football coach Dantonio is expected to return to his roots as a basketball coach and help coach next Friday’s alumni game at Jenison Field House, according to athletic director. Dantonio would serve as a co-coach with Jud Heathcote, and the two would square off against a Brian Urlacher Jersey team coached by Heathcote’s former, Magic, and Ganakas. My first year out of college I actually was English teacher high school and coached jayvee basketball and also coached the football team as well, Dantonio said October on his radio show. I bet you didn’t know I was a basketball coach, did you? Probably Izzo doesn’t know that either, I ‘t think. With Izzo, Heathcote and Ganakas the building, the Spartans’ three coaches since 1969 will gather together to welcome back their former players. The Michigan State alumni expected to play are Smith, Mateen Cleaves, Morris Peterson, Charlie, Hutson, David, Mat Ishbia,, Wolfe, Ron, Donnelly, Gerald Gilkie, Kevin, Peplowski, Anthony Pig, Matt Steigenga, Bograkos Sr. Bograkos Jr. Kelvin Torbert, Travis, Thornton, Antonio Smith Christian Jones Jersey and DuJuan Wiley. Tickets for the 7 p.m. game are $10.

Published May 06 For weeks, if not months, the Washington have brushed off their playoff history, saying this is a new year and a new team with none of the scars. Trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 the second round of the Cup playoffs, they’re ready to remember at least as far back as last year when they blew that lead and lost to the New York Rangers. Ovechkin knows full well that a little play can turn a series. On the brink of elimination, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning are loose and confident going into Game 5 on Saturday. You can take a page out of what the Rangers did and stuck with what they were doing last year, goaltender Braden Holtby said. Just find that little extra push but stick with the same script that we’ve been doing. The results haven’t been kind to the a series with four one-goal. Being close and yet still far away from even forcing a Game 7 could be daunting, but coach Barry Trotz has his team focused on Game 5 back at home. We know where we’re at, we’re realists, but at the same time we know that we won a lot of this year and it didn’t happen by accident, Trotz said. Six times the regular Washington won three or more consecutive, though not under this kind of pressure. The Penguins haven’t lost three consecutive since Dec. 16, very early coach Sullivan’s tenure. The have a deep hole to dig out of to try to make the conference final for the first time the Ovechkin. Only Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom, bumped to the second line at practice, remain from the 2009 team that erased a 3 first-round deficit against the Rangers, but current players look to Washington’s first-round series against Philadelphia as another teaching point. You realize how hard it is to close people out, left wing Chimera said. were desperate, they were playing hard. Any time, you want to create some doubt another team’s mind, you want to come out hard and impose your on them. Right wing, demoted to the third line a lineup shuffle, knows all about creating doubt and coming back playoff series. was on the Los Kings when they erased a 3 deficit against the San Sharks on the way to their second Cup and the third of his career. You’ve got to err on the side of enthusiasm not apprehension, said. It’s win one game at a time three times.

But I think if you look at a lot of the last Cup champions, it’s not all roses. There seems to be no apprehension the NHL’s top team facing its toughest test yet. I ‘t think we’re panicking at all here, Holtby said. We’re just ready for this opportunity to show that we’re capable of anything. ___ Here’s a look at the other Saturday: ___ Blues at Stars, series tied 2, 1 p.m. EDT, NBC At the request of St. coach Ken Hitchcock, throw out his team’s 6 victory Game 3 and Blues vs. Stars is turning into a classic series. The top two teams the Western Conference finished the regular separated by two points and they have played three decided by a goal, including two overtime. Once Eakin tied the series with his overtime goal Game 4, it was clear this series is not for the easily fatigued. We’re always going game by game you’ve got to invest knowing it could go, said Blues defenseman Pietrangelo, who leads the playoffs with average ice time of 30. Obviously it would have been nice going there up 3 but we’re the situation that we’re and we’ll get ready for Saturday. St. could insert veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo into the lineup for rookie Edmundson, who had a costly giveaway that led to a goal Thursday. The Stars likely go back to Lehtonen goal. ___ Predators at Sharks, series tied 2, 10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN Nashville and San be back on the ice for Game 5 about 44 hours after their triple-overtime thriller ended just after 2 a.m. EDT Friday. The team that rests the best has the opportunity to take control of the series. You’ve got to take care of yourself physically, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne said. The next Game 5 is going to be a big one, for both teams it’s going to be a travel and then play again. By that time, you have to be recovered and ready to go. A disallowed goal from Sharks captain Joe Pavelski the first overtime the ire of coach DeBoer, who didn’t why video review confirmed incidental contact with Rinne. That rule has been clear as mud to every coach the league all year, why should it be different tonight? DeBoer said after the 111-minute, 12-second marathon. It’s 2 with two good teams going at it. We just have to show up and be ready to go for Game 5. ___ AP Sports Writers R.B. Fallstrom St. and M. Walker Nashville, Tennessee, contributed to this report.

Nashville defenseman Hamhuis started the puck toward the neutral zone

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Menu NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Steve Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal at 6 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Blues 3 on Thursday night to move within a point of clinching a playoff berth. The Predators trailed 0 the second before breaking a home-scoring drought that had stretched over Jose Juan Barea Jersey eight periods. and scored the second period, and Patric Hornqvist had three assists to become the first of the Predators to 50 points this. Hornqvist got his third assist by flipping the puck down the ice, and Sullivan tracked it down. He wristed the puck between former teammate ‘s outstretched glove and the post to put Nashville ahead with his 16th goal this. The Blues came hoping to play their way into the postseason just as they did a year ago finishing. But Nashville is trying to clinch its fifth playoff berth six seasons and can do it if Calgary loses Friday at Karl-Anthony Towns Jersey Colorado or the Predators win Saturday Detroit. The Predators leads the series 4 after becoming the first team to win on home ice this and finding the net for the first time since the second period of a 4 overtime win over Phoenix on 25. That span had reached 191 minutes, 44 seconds – before tipped a shot from Franson with 11 gone the second to pull Nashville within 2. The goal was reviewed before being ruled good, a move that prompted boos from fans upset that the Blues’ first goal wasn’t reviewed despite Blues right wing Backes falling backward into goaltender Pekka Rinne. Still, the Blues appeared headed to the locker room for the second intermission with the lead. Then Nashville defenseman Hamhuis started the puck toward the neutral zone. Hornqvist fought with Blues defenseman Erik for control of the puck and had spun around near the crease looking for it when, trailing the play, picked it up and put a backhander past with 3 seconds left to tie it at 2. St. outshot Nashville 7 early and went up 1 on a goal that had Predators coach Trotz yelling at officials. Steen scored on a slap shot from the slot near the blue line, a goal that counted even though Rinne was being knocked down by Backes with 7 gone the first. Nashville finally got the man advantage and a nice to tie it up, but stopped J.P. Dumont’s shot from just front after Legwand passed out to him from behind 31 seconds into the power play. NOTES: After going one-goal games during, Nashville is 1 such games…. The Predators had country Wynonna singing with the band during the first intermission. She one of her hits, No One on Earth, and Freebird…. Hornqvist has 12 points his last 13 games for Nashville and now has a career-high 51 points this…. Sullivan’s goal was the 255th of his career…. The Predators improved to when the opponent scores first and when tied after two periods…. St. is when scoring first…. Nashville improved to against St. since the start of the 2005. These teams conclude the regular here on 10.

The Czech Republic goalkeeper, signed from the summer, pulled off two remarkable saves the first-half to keep lively Liverpool at bay. With Per Mertesacker ill and Laurent Koscielny absent with a back injury, Arsene Wenger’s makeshift defence of Calum Chambers and Gabriel struggled against the potent combination of the towering Benteke and pacy Philippe Coutinho. And the hosts were indebted to Cech, who gifted West Ham two goals on his bow, as he foiled the Reds spectacular fashion last night. You could why his old boss Mourinho was vehemently against letting him leave to a potential title rival. the 40th minute he made his first amazing save, defying Benteke from close-range after the striker was teed up by Coutinho, somehow managing to claw the ball round the post. Cech then possibly bettered that stop with a flying leap to tip a Coutinho drive onto the far post, after the winger bamboozled Bellerin, and not for the first time during the game. When Cech could not save Arsenal, the goal-frame did. the fourth minute James Milner set Benteke free and he pulled back for unmarked Coutinho to smash a shot against the bar. Ramsey had the ball the net the ninth minute, following a pinpoint pass from Santi Cazorla, but was wrongly adjudged to be offside by linesman Simon, as Martin Skrtel played him on. Chambers almost gifted Liverpool a goal passing straight to Coutinho, but Francis Coquelin rescued him with a tackle the box. Coquelin produced even better saving tackle to dispossess Benteke as he bore down on goal the 23rd minute and Cech had to deny Milner at the near post. With Chambers looking shaky all half and, to his right, Bellerin also having a real off-day, it was amazing the Gunners went at the break without a goal against them. They were not alone, though, with Arsenal far too often giving the ball away cheaply against a Liverpool side who looked far removed from the often-stagnant outfit we saw last. The north Londoners seemed marginally more composed after the break and Olivier Giroud volleyed wide the 58th minute. Three minute later Alexis Sanchez blasted a left-foot effort against the outside of a post after being teed up by Giroud. As the game wore on, Brendan Rodgers’ men seemed to sense their period of domination had come to end. Liverpool were on the backfoot and were lucky to escape the 65th minute when Giroud just could not stretch a leg far enough to poke a shot after Ramsey rolled a ball across the face of goal. Next Mignolet almost matched Cech, using his right hand to claw away from Giroud as Liverpool’s threat appeared to evaporate.

won the NFC championship for the Seattle Seahawks

won the NFC championship for the Seattle Seahawks. Then the racist remarks started about his victory interview For four quarters, tuned as the Seattle Seahawks and the San 49ers obliterated each other on the gridiron. It was truly a sight to behold. A no holds bar brawl that resulted the Seahawks making their grand step towards Super Bowl XLVIII. the final moments of the game,, the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback, secured the win for his team. He was clearly still the heat of excitement when he was interviewed by Alex English Jersey Fox’s Andrews. The result? The rant heard ’round the world. I’m the best corner the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me. When Andrews asked who was talking about him, he replied, Crabtree. Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m ma shut it for you real quick. LOB !

People took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook instantaneously. They were fired up about his remarks. Deadpsin compiled a sampling of Allen Iverson Jersey the most heinous Twitter reactions, including those calling ape and using the n-word. There were things like this: is a straight thug, he made me scared and hes not even the same time zone And images that started circulating shortly thereafter such as this one, implying that ‘s behavior was somehow reflective of something sinister. Screengrab of a photo circulating on Twitter about ‘s post-NFC game interview. First and foremost, there wasn’t a curse word sight. The messaging was clear, succinct, and direct. Let’s talk about what the true issue is. and other NFL players are allowed to put their lives, bodies, and mental stability on the line every time they step on to the field. But the moment the helmet is removed, they are instantly supposed to be reminded of who they are, the skin they’re, and the people who are watching. Shame on him and other athletes for allowing their decorum to delay for a few moments as they are reveling a victory. Does authenticity not count for anything anymore? How we let race dictate our reactions to how people should behave? Why are we quick to offer concessions for some and shame others?

Why are we caught up the fact that as a competitor you should always assume you’re the best, but when athlete speaks with pride and ego, we are quick to call it a sense of entitlement? Humility doesn’t win games. Professional athletes leagues like the NFL are paid millions of dollars to show up, entertain us, and win. Rants are pretty standard. You have to be fired up. And the fact that is a University educated apparently still can’t trump his blackness. People were quick to assume he was just a black from the hood. here’s the real question: when is this post-racial going to show up? Because it seems that being aggressive, strong, self-sure, and athletic can only happen when it’s service of the bottom line, that bottom line being capitalism and comfort. If it makes you money, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy, then it is. The moment the narrative shifts, there is hell to pay. Race relations have been killing since its inception. We have traveled down a road far that I’m terribly afraid we’ve lost our way. We’ve allowed something as simple as skin pigmentation to create a caste system that is ever-looming reminder of our historical skeletons. And instead of acknowledging the bones our closet, we walk on them daily like eggshells. is simply excited and proud. As well he should be.

Peyton Manning’s future has been the subject of speculation

Peyton Manning’s future has been the subject of speculation. Photograph: Joe Mahoney AP The San 49ers have promoted their defensive line coach, Tomsula, to head coach. He replace Harbaugh who left the team earlier this month. Our organization is excited to have Tomsula leading this football team, said 49ers general manager Baalke. We have had the privilege of working alongside for the past eight seasons. He is a proven leader, teacher and mentor, and we look forward to seeing him apply his craft and vision to our team. Tomsula has helped make the 49ers defense one of the most dominant the league. He be aided 2015 by the return of the likes of NaVorro Bowman and Patrick. Tomsula is well-liked by the players, and the 49ers have chosen to go with someone with a softer approach after the notoriously abrasive Harbaugh. is a great teacher and a tremendous mentor who conducts himself with great class and integrity, said the 49ers CEO, Jed. The 49ers were also said to be interested the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator, Adam Gase.

That could be good news for Peyton Manning fans: the quarterback is close with Gase. If Gase stays at the 49ers then Manning could be persuaded to hold off retirement, a subject that has attracted speculation since the Broncos’ defeat to the Colts the playoffs last weekend.
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MOYES is line for a shock Mike Alstott Jersey return to Premier League management. The sacked Manchester United boss has been installed as the 2 favourite with to be named the next West Ham boss. Allardyce’s -term future at Upton Park is serious doubt. The Hammers board decided to keep with Allardyce at the end of last despite a barrage of criticism over his playing style. But now the club’s top brass and Allardyce are at odds with each other. The Hammers hierarchy have criticised Allardyce, dubbing the £15m signing of a ‘mistake’. They are also open disagreement over the future of Ravel Morrison. While Allardyce wants rid of him, co-owner Sullivan is keen for Morrison to stay. Sullivan said: has said Ravel is not part of his plans but we do – as a board – him as part of our plans. I think he said a press conference, if I read it correctly, he’s not part of his plans for this. I think he said that New Zealand but we don’t agree with that. We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract. We do like him. We do him as part of the -term future of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there’s no point signing a player he’s not going to play. Chairman Gold added fuel to the speculation that Allardyce was on his way this morning. He favourited a tweet from one fan which said: Is today the day we get rid of BFS ?? @davidgold fingers crossed BFS is Mike Evans Jersey a commonly-used internet acronym for ‘Big Fat ‘ – a derogatory label used by some football fans. Allardyce is the odds-on favourite to become the next Premier League manager to leave his post.

The Pistons are seventh the Eastern Conference by a full game after Indiana lost at home to on Thursday

Be creative. As for on-the-field reasons to watch, well…there’s the field itself, which be blue, because they’re playing at Boise State. Pretend the TV is broken and sit up close that you look like you’re trying to fix it any time someone comes into the living room. 41. Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee State vs. Michigan, 12 I’m gonna be honest…it’s tough to get jacked up about this one, especially because it kicks off at noon on Christmas.

One reason to Jimmy Graham Jersey watch? Last year’s Bahamas Bowl was a 49 thriller which Kentucky scored 34 unanswered fourth-quarter points to come back and top Central Michigan. The fan went wild after he saw that. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

AUBURN HILLS — The refs Jon Ryan Jersey missed one. Our Ask questioners at MLive didn’t. We have a sharp readership around here, no doubt, and another excellent round of your Detroit Pistons-related questions today. The Pistons are seventh the Eastern Conference by a full game after Indiana lost at home to on Thursday, with seven to play, including tonight’s finale of that franchise-record nine-game homestand against the Mavericks. With the season finale 12 days away, the Pistons’ playoff hopes increase with each day that they ‘t lose ground. For inclusion next week’s version, email your questions to and put Ask the subject line or send them . Off we go: Q: During Tuesday’s game against the Thunder, Gundy pulled Drummond with 1 to go the game. The announcers seemed to be on board with the thought process, i.e. Hack a Dre.

I was under the impression that off-the-ball fouls committed with less than two minutes left the game resulted a technical foul, and possession of the ball by the offended team. Did pull hastily without realizing that the rules were their favor at the time? Thanks for your consideration. — A: I wondered the same thing and was curious why it wasn’t called intentional off-ball foul, but it wasn’t. It was the fourth team foul and the first the last two minutes and was called as such. Immediately after, Gundy substituted for offensive set and the Pistons scored. Gundy made multiple other offense-defense substitutions involving Drummond subsequent to it.

That day 30 years ago, when Jets and Dolphins set records and ruined pencils

The voice on the other end of the phone belonged to Wesley Walker, who scored a walk-off touchdown in the wildest game in New York Jets history. On Sept. 21, 1986, before pass-oriented offenses and fantasy football were the rage, the Jets and Miami Dolphins defied the era with a futuristic display of offense.

It was Jets 51, Dolphins 45, in overtime. Ken O’Brien and Dan Marino passed for a combined 884 yards, an NFL record that stood until 2011. The teams racked up 1,066 total yards between them, still a single-game record for a Jets game. It was such a back-and-forth contest — we’re talking 13 touchdowns — that Fred Smith, a member of the Jets’ stats crew, went through four pencils instead of the usual two.

“My office is on the left side. Hours are 1 to 4. You can make an appointment. Check in and I will see about you,” Norman told ESPN’s Ed Werder prior to Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Either way, it might not matter. Beckham has done damage throughout his career against some of the game’s best cornerbacks. He had eight catches for 156 yards against Vontae Davis and the Colts and seven catches for 108 yards against Richard Sherman and the Seahawks during his rookie season. Granted, not all of those yards and catches came against Davis and Sherman, but some of them did.

“You’re the real deal,” Sherman told Beckham after that 2014 matchup.

Beckham also had over 100 yards receiving last season against Darrelle Revis and the Jets, Malcolm Butler and the Patriots and Delvin Breaux and the Saints. He scored a long touchdown in each of those games.

Beckham’s stat line (mostly vs. Norman) could’ve been: Nine catches, 175 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Or greater.

Then, after three quarters in the second game, they did what they said they didn’t want to do in the opener and moved Norman around. It worked, too: In zone coverage, he held Dez Bryant to no catches in the fourth quarter. Bryant’s lone reception in the final 15 minutes came against someone else.

What this means for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and receiver Odell Beckham? It’s anyone’s guess. The Redskins have shown they’ll use different strategies — and Norman has shown he can be effective when being moved around. The misnomer is that you move around to play man; that’s not the case.

Carolina’s strategy

Last season, in the infamous December game against Beckham, Norman — then with the Panthers — split time playing both the left and right side (for zone too). It wasn’t just to defend Beckham, though, as he wasn’t always aligned to the same side. But it certainly made it tougher for the Giants to know where Norman might be and, therefore, to adapt their receiver alignments.

When Norman wasn’t on Beckham — the Giants will sometimes align him as the inside man in a three-receiver set — Carolina still handled its business. They’d use a linebacker to drop to his area with safety help over the top. Sometimes, quarterback Eli Manning would look in Beckham’s direction, see Norman’s coverage and the safety alignment, and throw elsewhere. They did have success, getting Beckham free on a deep ball with an inside release by occupying the safety’s attention (Beckham dropped it). And Beckham won with a double move to tie the game in the fourth quarter.

Rob Ninkovich ‘heartbroken’ by four-game suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots starting defensive end Rob Ninkovich will serve a four-game suspension to open the 2016 regular season after a positive test for a banned substance.

About 70 Santa Clara police officers work each 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium, according to NBC Bay Area.

The union letter says Kaepernick’s protest has “threatened our harmonious working relationship” with the 49ers.

Whether or not Sanchez will be one of those 53 players remains to be seen.

“I have no idea,’’ Sanchez said as he left the locker room. “I guess I’ll find out [Friday].’’

“We’ve got to evaluate the entire situation,’’ Kubiak said. “ … We’ve got a lot of tough decisions to make.’’

Roethlisberger served a four-game suspension of his own in 2010 for violation of the league’s personal conduct policy, but when asked what advice he’d give Brady for coping with his absence, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said Brady “doesn’t need any advice from anybody.”

“Tom’s the greatest in the world, and I mean that,” Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger’s comment comes on the heels of former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw saying he’d take Big Ben “ahead of Brady for sure and anybody else.”

Bradshaw, a Fox NFL Sunday analyst and four-time Super Bowl champion, told he bases his opinion on Roethlisbergrer’s ability and not his personal connection to Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger has long had a healthy respect for Brady, saying before the 2015 season opener in New England that he hoped Brady would play in the game. Although Brady’s availability was in question while the legal battle over Deflategate swirled, he played for the Patriots in the 28-21 victory over the Steelers.

The lazy person’s guide to fantasy football drafts

You’re lazy.

I get it, you want to play fantasy football but don’t want to put the work in. You also don’t want to come in last because, well … coming in last sucks.

You don’t want to scour the waiver wire or read about practice reports or listen to some analyst drone on about yards generated after contact in press coverage against the AFC West during primetime games.

In order of who you should grab with your first couple picks, based off of guaranteed workload and the least likelihood of getting hurt: David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Lamar Miller, Eddie Lacy, Devonta Freeman, Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy. One or more of these guys will be available regardless of where you’re drafting.

Lee, 34, is a three-time Pro Bowl punter. He spent his first 11 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers before being sent to Cleveland last season. Lee ranks sixth in NFL history with a 46.2 gross punting average. Last season Lee set a single-season Browns record with a 46.7-yard gross average.

In Friday’s Browns tilt with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lee took some grief from Cleveland coach Hue Jackson for a lackadaisical effort in chasing down a punt return that went for a 73-yard touchdown.

After Scifres’ injury, the punting situation for the NFC Champion Panthers looked like a weak spot. Monday they plugged that hole with a proven veteran.

Cullen Jenkins is staying in the NFC East.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the free-agent defensive lineman has signed a one-year deal with the Redskins, per a source informed of the deal. The Redskins later confirmed the move.

Washington inked the 35-year-old lineman after a successful Monday morning workout. Jenkins spent the past three seasons with the New York Giants after two campaigns with the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to that, he started 66 games for the Green Bay Packers from 2004 to 2010.

Seattle has not been kind to Tony Romo over the years

SEATTLE — There was a time, however briefly, when Seattle was a nice place for Tony Romo to visit.

Romo had trouble breathing for much of the rest of the game, but he was flawless, completing 21 of 32 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns.

Then there was Thursday. Three plays into what was supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season, Romo took a shot to his back by defensive end Cliff Avril as he was attempting to slide.

“At the moment when you go down, you crunch so your back gets squished, I guess you could say,” Romo said in describing the feeling of the hit. “You almost feel a sensation as if someone gave you a stinger in your shoulder. It just feels hot for a second. That dissipates after a minute and you’re OK, all of those things you felt before with back injuries, those are all fine. Then your strength comes back and you’re, like, OK. It just takes a little bit.”

Romo attempted to return to the game but, but coach Jason Garrett opted to hold out the veteran.

Given the way Romo’s trips to Seattle have been, it was perhaps the wisest decision Garrett has ever made.

After weeks of injuries, a player suspension and spotty preseason football from the reserves, the Steelers walked their stars onto the Mercedes-Benz Superdome field and dissected the New Orleans Saints’ defense as if it was routine, like lunch or a nap, in a 27-14 win on Friday night.

These were not routine numbers, preseason or not: 12-of-17, 148 yards, two touchdowns on two drives for Ben Roethlisberger in his first action of the preseason.

Roethlisberger connected with six different playmakers on his first eight completions, including a 5-yard score to Jesse James off a scramble to cap a smooth 15-play, 74-yard drive.

Nothing like the Saints’ defense to boost morale — Landry Jones tore it up, too, completing 12 of his first 15 passes for 116 yards and a score — but the performance was impressive, and much needed.

The Steelers are at their best when in the no-huddle offense like on that first drive, Roethlisberger said. In that set, Roethlisberger calls plays from the line of scrimmage along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

“I think our base offense is going to be uptempo,” Roethlisberger said.

Le’Veon Bell was a tease, because he looked explosive coming off knee surgery, and now he’s out until late September because of the three-game suspension for missed drug tests. His ability as a receiver (five catches, 37 yards) reminds that he can help offset the losses of tight end Ladarius Green (ankle) and Martavis Bryant (suspended). Save his second-quarter fumble on 3rd-and-18 — and he rarely fumbles — Bell looked excellent.