Seahawks sign old friend Blair Walsh to attempt to kick field goals

Blair Walsh’s kicking career hasn’t been the same since his now-infamous missed chip shot in a playoff game last January cost the Vikings their season.

But Walsh has been given a chance at redemption by the biggest beneficiary of his flub, the Seahawks, who signed the free-agent kicker Thursday to replace free-agent-to-be Steven Hauschka, the team announced.

“We played that game how we played the entire year. I called plays the way I did the entire year,” Shanahan said at a news conference Thursday. “бн You live with the consequences.”

It certainly will take time for Shanahan to escape the shadow of that setback even as he embarks on his first head coaching job on the other side of the country. Shanahan thanked his new boss, 49ers owner Jed York, for giving him an extra day or so of recovery time after Sunday’s loss in Houston before he reported for duty in San Francisco.

The loss was “as hard as anything I’ve gone through,” Shanahan said. “Jed told me to take my time. I was definitely grieving and probably will for a while.”

Whatever lingering regrets Shanahan might have will soon be pushed aside by the considerable task of teaming with new general manager John Lynch in an effort to get the 49ers back on track Cheap Jerseys Basketball following a 2-14 season.

Cowboys, Cardinals to meet in 2017 Hall of Fame game

Falcons rookie middle linebacker Deion Jones made a big play on third-and-short to force a three-and-out on the Patriots’ first drive. He tackled New England running back LeGarrette Blount in the backfield.

Kickoff. Dion Lewis took a knee in the end zone for a touchback. The Patriots started the first drive of the game on their own 25-yard line.

Coin toss. The Falcons won the toss (tails; Patriots called heads) and elected to defer to the second half.

Country music star Luke Bryan began his national anthem performance, and the over/under watch for the prop betters also began. SN clocked the national anthem at 2 minutes and eight seconds.

Fans won’t have to wait long to get a look at the Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic duo of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott next season.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.

The annual game opens the NFL preseason and is Wholesale Jerseys China a featured part of the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend. But this year’s game will for the first time be played on Thursday, instead of Sunday.

The move accomplishes two things. First, it puts the weekend’s focus squarely on the HOF enshrinement ceremony Saturday. It also preserves the field, which usually sees heavy use during the long weekend.

The 2016 Hall of Fame game between the Colts and Packers was canceled because of poor field conditions.

Chip Kelly’s next job could be on television

Chip Kelly spent a decent chunk of what turned out to be his only season as 49ers coach fending off questions about his future. One of his more memorable responses came at an Oct. 20 news conference after a reporter asked whether he was committed to the 49ers.

“Unless the media has an opportunity for me somewhere, I’ll always explore those opportunities,” he said, tongue in cheek, before adding: “But, I’m not going anywhere.”

Turns out, the media may be exactly where he’s going.

Thomas, who contemplated retirement after breaking the tibia in his left leg in the Seahawks’ game against the Panthers in Week 13, confirmed he’ll be back.

“I’m coming back to prove I’m the best,” Thomas told ESPN. “I’m coming back to help my team win a championship.”

A five-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, Thomas remains a key component in Seattle’s secondary and is expected to resume his starting role when he’s deemed healthy enough.

As for the team’s offense, Carroll added wide receiver Tyler Lockett also has “a Cheap Retro Basketball Jerseys really good chance” to be ready by the start of the season. Lockett’s season ended in Week 16 when he underwent surgery after suffering a fractured tibia and fibula in his right leg.

“We’re realistic about where we are as a brand and a roster. More importantly I think these are young men who are eager to play in the NFL,” Brown said Wednesday in Indianapolis. “They want to go different places, perhaps, but I think more important is you just can’t take it too seriously. Obviously it’s been well-documented and explained.

NFL overtime: 6 formats that would work better than 10-minute period

NFL owners think they can improve player safety by reducing the length of overtime to 10 minutes rather than 15 minutes, which, according to ESPN, is shenanigans. Such a rule change will “reduce MLB Cheap Jerseys From China wear and tear on players” by less than one percent.

So allow us to offer the league a few better solutions to its supposed overtime problem.

The primary public pushback to the NFL’s overtime reduction is the assumption of more ties — nobody likes ties. And it’s a fair assumption. According to NFL.com, the number of games that ended in a tie over the last five years would have tripled under a 10-minute OT format.

That said, it’s fair to argue the league is addressing the wrong issue. Rather than concerning itself over the length of overtime, the NFL might want to consider a legitimate format tweak.

Sporting News writers Bill Bender, Mike DeCourcy, Vinnie Iyer, Tadd Haislop, Alex Marvez and David Steele each know a way the NFL can find a solution. And each idea makes more sense than the owners’ Make Cheap Jerseys overtime length reduction.

In addition to his announcement on Uninterrupted, Hawkins posted a video to Instagram where his face was edited on to Ricky Jerrett’s from the HBO show “Ballers.”

He also added, “If you’re going to get injured, get treated the right way, so there are no long-term ramifications for it. You’d hate to stop doing something you love to do because of an injury.”