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Lorenzo Alexander had a huge impact on http://www.authentic49ersshop.com/shop-by-players-dwight-clark-jersey-c-1_18.html the Buffalo Bills defense in the 2016 season. Initially signed to be a special teamer, Alexander earned a starting role in Buffalo’s defense last summer. He took the opportunity and ran with it, as he recorded 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks for the Bills last season.
Alexander has now taken a leadership role in Buffalo’s locker room. When speaking to the media earlier this week, the 34-year-old praised Ramon Humber, a linebacker who has a background that is shockingly similar to that of Alexander. Humber, 30, was brought in by the Bills last season to play on special teams – but he won a starting linebacker role in this past summer’s training camp.
Humber was impressive in the team’s 2017 season opener, as he recorded a team-high 12 tackles.
“He’s going to continue to do that,” Alexander told the Buffalo News. “There’s certain guys that you know when you play with, you’re like, ‘he’s probably just a teamer.’ But then there’s other guys like, ‘this dude can ball no http://www.authenticcowboysstore.com/shop-by-players-byron-jones-jersey-c-2_5.html matter what.’ He’s one of those guys that we trust. We’re not out there like, ‘oh, that’s a weak link.’ That’s Ramon. We know he’s got it. He’s going to lock it down.”
Humber’s road to being a starting linebacker in the NFL has been a long one, a road that features many twists and turns. After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Humber signed with the Indianapolis Colts. After a two-year stint in Indianapolis, Humber signed with the New Orleans Saints. He would spend the next six years of his NFL career with the Saints before joining Buffalo in August of 2016.
“He’s old in this league now. People think that he’s younger than what he is,” Alexander said. “He’s learned a lot of football. He’s been around a lot of great players, a lot of great teams, and he’s always been productive when he’s gotten his opportunity.”
Alexander was right. While Humber has never been a superstar, he’s always taken advantage of the opportunities he’s been afforded. While he’s only started 19 games throughout his career, he’s recorded 222 tackles.
Humber took advantage of another opportunity this past Sunday when he recorded 12 tackles and an interception on a two-point conversion against the Jets.
Humber and the Buffalo defense will take on James Laurinaitis Youth Jersey the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers in Week 2. If Alexander’s comments are any indication, Humber will have yet another big outing this week.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase, still irked http://www.authenticsteelersshop.com/shop-by-players-dan-mccullers-jersey-c-2_67.html about Lawrence Timmons leaving the team without permission on Saturday, was non-committal on Monday about whether the veteran linebacker would remain a part of the organization, let alone play next week at the Jets.
According to a source, Timmons was doing much better Monday after dealing with an undisclosed personal matter over the weekend and wants to play Sunday at the Jets. He missed Sunday’s game at the Chargers after going AWOL Saturday.
SPN reported that Timmons would meet with team doctors on Monday, which the team did not confirm.
Gase declined to say when asked if Timmons is expected to remain with the organization.
“Nothing to add, for what I have right now,” Gase said. “Really just gathering a lot of information. I’ve got a few other things I have to deal with the guys who played [Sunday].”
Gase said Monday he hasn’t talked to Timmons and has “no idea” if he was in the Dolphins’ facility.
Gase was asked if he has a lot of rules. “Be on time and play hard,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s real hard.”
The coach was asked his tolerance level when those rules are broken.
“What do you think?” Gase answered. “You’ve got two rules. It’s not hard.”
Among Miami’s most realistic options is suspending Timmons for as many as four games for conduct detrimental to the team.
Article 42 of the collective bargaining agreement allows teams to fine a player for up to one week’s salary or to suspend him, without pay, for detrimental conduct for a period “not to exceed four weeks.”
The Dolphins gave Timmons a two-year, $12 http://www.coltsshopauthentic.com/shop-by-players-23-frank-gore-jersey-c-1_12.html million contract in March, including a $5.5 million signing bonus and $11 million in guaranteed money.
But only $1 million of his pay this season is in base salary. So if Timmons is suspended without pay for one week, it would cost him $58,823 – one/17th of a 17-week NFL season, according to someone who has access to his contract.
If the Dolphins suspended him for the maximum four weeks, it would cost him $235,294.
Cutting him would not benefit the Dolphins much financially. According to overthecap.com, his cap hit would be nearly identical this season if he’s on the team ($3.77 million) as if he’s not ($3.75 million).
Next season, he has an $8.2 million cap hit if he’s on the team, $7.2 million if he’s cut before June 1.
And $4.5 million of his $5.4 million base salary for next season already has been guaranteed, per sources.
The Dolphins learned Timmons had gone AWOL on Saturday night and filed missing person’s reports with multiple Southern California police departments, according to a source.
According to TMZ and a team source, police found Timmons at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning in a boarding area. TMZ said a Dolphins official was summoned and met Timmons there and left with him. Timmons was trying to get to Pennsylvania, where his baby and the baby’s mother live.
TMZ said the reason Timmons bolted was because “he missed the baby and wanted to visit. He was serious about visiting her.”
Sunday’s absence ended a streak of 101 Nick O'Leary Womens Jersey consecutive starts for Timmons, which ranks 10th among all active players and second among all defensive players, behind only Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr.
A six-pack of Dolphins notes on a Tuesday:
• For a team that allowed a http://www.cheappatriotssale.com/shop-by-players-donta-hightower-jersey-c-1_18.html league-worst 4.8 yards per carry last season, this was encouraging, even with the extremely small sample size:
Miami emerged from Sunday’s 19-17 win against the Chargers allowing just 3.1 yards per carry, 7th best in the league.
What’s more, after relinquishing 140 yards per game on the ground last season, Miami allowed just 44 on Sunday.
And there’s this: The Chargers’ 44 rushing yards were the fewest allowed by the Dolphins since Sept. 30, 2012, when Arizona mustered only 28.
“I thought we had very few missed tackles,” Adam Gase said. “The entire defense did a good job playing off each other. We had one that kind of got us for a longer run. For the most part, everybody was in the right gaps, playing fast, a lot of gang tackling. A lot of guys were around the ball, collapsing everything. Really good to see.”
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn stopped running the ball as much after watching Ndamukong Suh blow up a couple of plays early on. Suh had two tackles for loss.
“What I saw early was Suh dominating up http://www.dolphinsjerseyofficial.com/shop-by-players-85-mark-duper-jersey-c-1_40.html front, and I got away from that,” Lynn said of the running game.
• Cody Parkey’s 54-yard field goal was the longest game-winning field goal in Dolphins history, according to the team.
When the Halifax County Middle School football team takes the field today against Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School at 5 p.m. at http://www.officialbearsshops.com/shop-by-players-tom-waddle-jersey-c-2_46.html Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium it will looking to turn around its fortunes and take a step toward building a successful season.
The Lions fell to Ben Franklin Middle School in their home opener, and with today’s game being the first of five games remaining on the team’s schedule, this provides the Lions a good opportunity to build momentum for the rest of the season.
“I am really excited about this year to see what we have,” said Lions Head Coach LeVar Medley.
“Right now, offensively we have to continue to work on execution. The base of the offense is in, and all we have to do is sharpen things up. Defensively, we just have to make sure we know our assignments and fly to the ball. That’s what I preach on the defensive side of the ball everybody fly to the ball.”
Medley has experience and some talented young athletes in the ranks, especially in the offensive backfield where he has everyone returning. Osiris Ross returns at quarterback, bringing with him good experience from last season.
“He took over in the middle of the season last year, and did a tremendous job for us,” Medley said.
“This off-season he has had the whole off-season dedicated to thinking like a quarterback.”
Ross has two solid runners in the backfield http://www.officialbengalssales.com/shop-by-players-cj-uzomah-jersey-c-1_12.html with him in fullback Mikyler Smalls and Saeed Buster, giving the Lions a three-pronged threat.
“Mikyler ran the ball tough for me last year,” Medley noted, “and he is back healthy this year after suffering a broken ankle in the Bluestone game last year. We have the real fast Saeed Buster running again this year, and he has gotten bigger and stronger. He was very electric, very fast last year.”
Another runner Medley is expecting good things from this season is Montreal Claiborne, a runner Medley describes as “a shifty-type of guy with good vision.”
Up front, Medley is looking at returning center Greyson Balance to anchor the offensive line.
The Lions lost a lot of their defensive starters from last season, but have a stalwart returning at defensive end in Zachariah Carter. Carter is one of four returning defensive starters for the Lions.
“He is the leader of the defense, and I might say the leader of this team,” Medley pointed out.
“He is not a man of many words, but he leads by example in practice, in the school hallway and on the playing field.”
Medley likes the mixture of experience and Tracy Porter Jersey youth he has in this year’s team.
“We’re young,” he noted.
“The more we play, the more we’ll get it.”
After today’s game, the Lions will play their next three games on the road before ending their season Oct. 4 with a home game against Laurel Park Middle School.
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