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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were penalized Wednesday for violating the NFL’s anti-tampering rules for having impermissible contact with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin during last year’s free agency.

The Chiefs were stripped of their third-round pick this April and sixth-round pick
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The Chiefs are accused of having direct communication with Maclin, who played
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Maclin later signed a $55 million, five-year deal with Kansas City.

”While we respect Commissioner (Roger) Goodell and the process,” Hunt said, ”we believe that the penalties proposed in this case are inconsistent with discipline enforced in similar matters – particularly given the league’s
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Hunt said the Chiefs have been ”fully cooperative and transparent with the league in this matter,” and added he supports the leadership of Dorsey and Reid, who were hired in January 2013.

The Chiefs are hardly the first team to be hit with tampering penalties.

In 2008, the NFL found the San Francisco 49ers guilty of tampering with Chicago
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The 49ers were forced to forfeit their fifth-round pick and swap third-round choices with Chicago.

The Chiefs have also been involved in a tampering case, albeit on the other side. They accused Detroit of tampering in 2011 when ex-Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham, then the Lions’ defensive coordinator, said he would be interested in signing players Kansas City released.

The Lions lost a sixth-round pick and had to swap fifth-round picks with the
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Maclin was the Chiefs’ biggest free-agent acquisition last year and lived up to expectations, catching a career-high 87 passes for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns. Maclin hurt his ankle in the Chiefs’ wild-card win over the Texans and was a non-factor in their playoff loss to the Patriots.

NFL vice president of operations Troy Vincent said in a statement that the penalties levied against Kansas City on Wednesday were intended ”to balance the seriousness of the violation of an important and longstanding competitive rule
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Vincent said the NFL was given access to all information it requested, including email and telephone records, and was given unrestricted access to interview club personnel.Youth Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

”The discipline should be sufficient both to deter future violations and encourage cooperation in future investigations,” Vincent said. ”The assessment of discipline here accounts for the fact that the club and its personnel were fully cooperative and forthcoming in the investigation.”

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There are so many things that can get good, hard-working people fired. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.

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When it comes to reasons for getting fired, digital faux pas steal the spotlight. Every week, it seems, we read about someone getting fired for something they posted on social media.

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Over-promising and under-delivering. You made an implied promise when
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Negativity. You were hired to make your boss’s and your team’s jobs easier, not harder. People who constantly spread negativity through their department, complain about others, and whine that the work’s too hard or isn’t part of their job description complicate things for everyone else.Custom Jets Jersey Those who make their boss’s life harder are usually the first ones to go. Having to tiptoe around you so as not to dislodge that massive chip on your shoulder isn’t something he or she is likely to be willing to do for very long.

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A lack of emotional intelligence. Everyone knows that you can get fired for being unable or unwilling to play nicely with others, but what trips up a lot of people is having a poorly developed poker face. If everyone can tell when you’re bored or irritated or that you think something a colleague is saying is stupid, this will catch up with you. Emotional outbursts, belittling others, shutting co-workers down when they speak, and just generally being a jerk are other ways a lack of emotional intelligence will leave you looking for work.

Misusing company supplies or resources. Many people don’t think twice about taking a pack of printer paper home when they’ve run out or using the company’s FedEx account to mail a last-minute holiday gift. However, in the eyes of your employer, this is stealing. Abusing company resources is a serious offense, even if the monetary value of the item doesn’t add up to much.Women’s Nike Personalized New York Jets Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Cheap. Catching you in the act can also be a good excuse if your boss is looking to fire you. It’s a lot easier to document and justify firing someone for stealing than it is to fire them because they are just okay at their job.

Speaking on behalf of the company. This isn’t just about sending out an unauthorized press release or venting on the company Twitter account, because most people already realize that these types of things will get them fired. I’m talking about answering a question when a reporter sticks a microphone in your
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The four-time Pro Bowler, who was scheduled to make $6.5 million next season,
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General manager Rick Smith announced the move.

”There are not many players I respect more than Arian Foster,” Smith said. ”He maximized his opportunity as an undrafted college free agent and worked to become the most productive back in franchise history and one of the most complete backs in the NFL during his tenure with the Texans. Arian has contributed much and meant a great deal to the success of the franchise over the past seven seasons and we wish him only the best as he continues his playing career.”

Houston also Custom NFL Jersey released tight end Garrett Graham and safety Rahim Moore.

The 29-year old spent time on the practice squad before rising to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,616 yards in 2010.Men’s Nike Minnesota Vikings Personalized Elite Grey Shadow NFL Football Uniform.

Foster ran for 1,246 yards in 2014 for the fourth 1,000-yard rushing season of his career.

He leaves Houston with a franchise-record 6,472 yards rushing and was also a threat out of the backfield, grabbing 249 receptions for 2,268 yards in his career.
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After his spectacular 2010 season, when he led the NFL in rushing and also in yards from scrimmage with 2,220, he ran for 1,224 yards in 13 games in 2011, helping Houston to its first playoff berth. The Texans rewarded his work that offseason when they signed him to a five-year, $43.5 million contract.

In his first season after the new contract he rushed for 1,424 yards on an NFL-high 351 carries and he also led the league with 15 rushing touchdowns,
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He played just eight games Customized Vikings Women’s Jersey in 2013 before his season was ended by a back injury that required surgery. He rebounded with his big performance in 2014 before finishing with a career-low 163 yards rushing in his injury-plagued 2015 campaign.

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Dugin is largely unknown in the West. If non-specialists have heard of him, it is either because of exaggerated claims of his influence over Putin, or because of his 2014 suggestion of a final solution to the Ukrainian problem: “To kill, kill, kill.
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Dugin’s endorsement is unlikely to sway any voters to Trump’s side. He doesn’t just lack name recognition; simply saying his full name aloud would eat up most of thequota for syllables in the average sentence Trump shouts from his podium. But such a strong statement of support from one of the pillars of the Russian Right does confirm what has been clear to so many for so long: the nativist, Men’s Nike Customized Denver Broncos Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt,xenophobic Trump is a weirdly cosmopolitan phenomenon. Trump and his European cheerleaders are a global movement against global movements, the nationalist champions of a neo-Fascist International.

Neither Putin nor Dugin publicly claim the mantle of fascism, but for different reasons. Dugin, a prolific author who excretes prose at a truly impressive rate,
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Instead, their fascism is found in their xenophobia, their appeals to a primitive notion of a national destiny, their conspiratorial myth making, and their unrelenting fear-mongering.

Since the rise of Trump has coincided with the sad news of Umberto Eco’s death, the Italian intellectual’s 14-point definition of fascism has been making the rounds lately. High on the list is “fear of difference,” which covers both Trump’s Custom Broncos Jersey xenophobia and Dugin’s preoccupation with the autonomy of the various “civilizations’ he claims make up the world. Dugin’s public statement of support for Trump is, of course, filled with his usual contempt for multiculturalism. After casually referring to Obama as a “black Muslim democrat,” he praises Trump’s opposition to an “elite” that runs Men’s Nike Customized Denver Broncos Elite Team Color Orange NFL Football Jersey American political parties: “The American elite is not even American.” Not even American? Now you know what a Russian dog whistle sounds like. (hint: it sounds a lot like “Hava Nagila”)

I would, however, suggest a slight modification of Eco’s term. What Dugin finds attractive in Trump’s program is a contempt for nuance. Trump and Dugin (along with Le Pen and Duke) are partners in a global war on ambiguity. They desperately need a world in which cultural boundaries and national borders are never threatened by outside influences.

Dugin sees in Trump an ally in the global struggle against the most pernicious force the world has ever faced: liberalism. Dugin constantly rants about what he sees as liberalism’s pervasive undermining of all collective identity in favor of a destructive, nihilistic individualism. Outraged at the idea that one’s nationality,
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Dugin and Trump share a reflexive disdain for the sort of creative uncertainty that liberalism allows. They each want a world where people can be understood in simple, fixed categories, and where those people preferably stay in their place.
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In at least a few cases, I have to agree with them: subtlety is the enemy, and simply categories must be preserved.

So it is in that spirit that I call Trump and Dugin what they really are: fascists. Nuance and ambiguity be damned.

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Thus, failing to comprehend the potentially devastating consequences of the proposed actions, the general public tends to support the most egregious and antagonistic comments. For a large number of them their perception of America’s standing in the world is predicated upon the willingness to employ
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In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, presidential candidate Ted Cruz stated, “We will carpet bomb [ISIS] into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out.” Given that in many areas ISIS is intertwined with the civilian populace, carpet bombing would incur massive collateral casualties. More ignorance is displayed by the comment regarding glowing sand as this infers he is prepared to employ nuclear weapons.

While such proclamations may appeal to testosterone infused voters, it portrays a level of glibness, naiveté, or political expediency that should be frightening to anyone with an understanding of the qualitative difference between nuclear and conventional ordnance. Too long forgotten are memories of people who
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Not to be out maneuvered for truculence, Republican Party frontrunner, Donald Trump, has repeatedly addressed the issue of extensive bombing. In November 2015 in Fort Dodge, Iowa Trump, referring to ISIS, stated his plan was to, “bomb the shit out of them.” Consciously disregarding the direct implication of war crimes, he also has inferred that he intentionally would put the families and supporters of ISIS at risk as well. Unschooled in recent military and terrorist engagements, apparently he does not recognize proliferation of willing hostages or families taking pride in the suicidal martyrdom of close relatives.

Like Cruz, Trump’s spokesperson displayed her complete ignorance pertaining to nuclear weapons. In a 19 December appearance on The O’Reilly Factor Katrina Pearson stated, “What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re
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As President Obama rightfully acknowledged in the 2016 State of the Unionaddress, ISIS/ISIL does not constitute an existential threat to the United States. He stated that, “…they pose an enormous danger to civilians; they have to be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence.” About a year ago I published a proposal that would destroy ISIS without extensive American involvement. In short, ISIS is a neighborhood fight, exacerbated, if not created,
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It is one thing for politicians pandering for votes from the ill-informed, emotionally driven, right-wing talk radio audience, but another when WONK (Washington policy-maker) publications make similar claims. This happened when Foreign Affairs, on 19 January 2016, reintroduced an article titled Time to Attack Iran. Again, the issues of aerial bombardment and lack of personal experience are concurrent. Noteworthy is that Foreign Affairs is the journalistic instrument of the prestigiousCouncil on Foreign Relations and thus assumed to be more thoughtful.

The article was written by Matthew Kroenig and originally published in 2012. He states, “The truth is that a military strike intended to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, if managed carefully, could spare the region and the world a very real threat and dramatically improve the long-term national security of the United States.” The article does address issues both pro and con for attacking Iran but Kroenig’s off repeated conclusion is that U.S. air power should be employed sooner rather than later. An example of his technological answer for difficult
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Despite extensive travel and an illustrious start to his academic career, Kroenig’s personal experience level in combat approaches zero. Based on the entire content of his article, we must assume that he has bought into the notion that intense, accurate bombing missions can achieve the objective of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. While the U.S. Air Force currently is the best in the world, there are significant limitations on their capabilities. Securing territory is one of those. Another is accurately and definitively assessing damage to underground targets.

There should be no doubt that if the proposed bombing mission were undertaken, a ground invasion would be essential. Any such operation would be fraught with danger and bear an exorbitant cost. Remember that Iran has a population over 80 million and is three time the size of Iraq. It has a large, formidable military with 545,000 active duty and over 1,800,000 active reservists.
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Bombing Iran was ill-conceived in 2012, but intervening events make the proposal anachronistic if not ludicrous. In 2012 Iran had considerable military might but the nuclear proliferation sanctions were in place thus degrading the country’s capabilities. Based on Iran’s compliance, those sanctions have been lifted and 50 billion dollars in frozen assets released. In addition they are now free to sell oil on the open market. While the US still has sanctions against Iran pertaining to human rights and terrorism, other countries do not. Iran now is viewed as a potential lucrative market, especially in Europe and China. For example, consider the French business incentive with Iranian plans to buy 114 new passenger airplanes from Airbus.

Establishing coalitions currently is a hallmark of modern US intervention. Operations including Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom (Iraq) and Inherent Resolve (ISIS) all were comprised of coalitions designed to incorporate as many countries as possible. Obviously the disincentives for most countries to join in volitional conflict with Iran would be extremely high. A possible exception might be Israel. For them the political cost would be enormous not to mention geographic complications based on their contiguous nations.Youth Nike Custom Made Houston Texans Elite Team Color Navy Blue Football Jersey Cheap. Kroenig did correctly note the opponents of his bombing proposal stating it could likely trigger a far larger war in a region already plagued by destabilization.

Persia has always been complex and it is wrong to characterize it as a monolith entity. There is considerable internal dissention and it has been described as “a country at war with itself.” While hardliners rule Iran today, there are many people, especially younger cohorts, who actually like the US and want more access to Western culture. Eventually they will inherit leadership of the country. The one sure way to stop that from happening is armed intervention against their country. If we force them to choose, they will support the current regime and we will have created new generations of anti-Western zealots.

Importantly, the all-inclusive costs of such an intervention should be considered. Foremost there are the casualties on all sides. Then the fiscal realities would probably make the expenditures for the recent wars pale by comparison. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost 2.4 trillion dollars and with follow-on expenditures the total likely will hit six trillion dollars. Initiating the “military option” for Iran could easily double that figure.

Geopolitically such an attack would be disastrous. Billions of people already believe that America is an obstreperous bully that uses its military and economic power to coerce smaller nations or even invade them. Bombing Iran without active provocation would exacerbate those sentiments with catastrophic implications lasting decades.

In the cases cited there are common factors. First is the tendency to employ bombing missions to solve intractable problems. Second is the inexperience of those people making the proposals to drop bombs. None of them have ever been in combat nor do they comprehend the real life consequences of those actions. What is worse is that they refuse to listen to advice of experts with combat experience. During the 28 January Republican debate, Ted Cruz doubled down on his carpet bombing proposal. That, despite knowing of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Paul Selva’s congressional testimony stating carpet bombing would never be part of our strategy against ISIS.

There are cogent reasons why nuclear weapons have not been employed since WWII. With the advent of weapons of mass destruction belligerents have deliberately shifted away from wars of annihilation and chosen engaged in limited wars or surrogate conflicts with asymmetric tactics. For half a century Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) successfully prevented the use of nuclear weapons.Iranian Assured Destruction can do the same should their leadership choose to break the treaty and they acquire nuclear weapons. Their most hardline leaders have proven to be quite hostile and aggressive but they are not suicidal.

And a final factor; while airpower is an essential tool in combat, since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it never has been the terminal element in any conflict. In the end it is always boots on the ground that insures the objectives are met. They are American treasure that should not be sacrificed for political egos.

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As others have noted, members of Congress had access to U.S. intelligence files that contradicted the Bush administration’s justifications for the war, and some of them looked at the intelligence and voted “no.” Twenty-one of 50 Democratic senators voted no. This was a war that took thousands of American lives and killed about a million Iraqis, and as President Obama has noted, was responsible for the creation of ISIS. It has destabilized the Middle East into a state of permanent warfare. But Clinton has also shown by her recent bellicose speech on Iran that she is more than ready for another unnecessary war. Her foreign policy leanings are considerably to the right of many mainstream Democratic leaders, including President Obama himself and Secretary of State John Kerry.

In his latest New York Times column,Custom NFL Jersey Cheap Krugman argues that Sanders has a flawed analysis of American politics, and contrasts it to that of Clinton:

To oversimplify a bit — but only, I think, a bit — the Sanders view is that money is the root of all evil. Or more specifically, the corrupting influence of big money,Custom Giants Jersey  of the 1 percent and the corporate elite, is the overarching source of the political ugliness we see all around us.

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I don’t question Krugman’s sincerity, but I think this is a serious misunderstanding of Sanders’ views as compared to Clinton’s. Sanders is quite intelligent and has been involved in politics for more than 40 years. He
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I have never heard anything like this from Hillary Clinton and I doubt that we will hear something like it on the campaign trail.

I raise these points with great respect for Krugman, who has contributed more than anyone in the United States to improving the debate over some crucial economic issues, and also helped advance the political debate. I am sorry that
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But the company did not implement the policy as a response to its terrible food
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Chipotle announced paid sick leave for its hourly workers in June,Men’s Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale, well before the whole mess got started. The policy took effect in July, along with new paid vacation and tuition assistance benefits.

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A few media outlets picked up on the apparent news. “Chipotle To Give Employees Paid Sick Leave So They Don’t Make Customers Ill,”
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Reached by email on Thursday, Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold confirmed that there is nothing new about the company’s sick leave policy.

Regardless of the reason, though, it’s notable for a restaurant chain to give hourly workers paid sick leave. Very few hourly workers in the U.S. have such a benefit,
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The actual cause of Chipotle’s food safety issues — which have resulted in lawsuitsand a criminal inquiry — is still unclear.Youth Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale. But the company says it’s using the crisis as an opportunity to take the lead on food safety going forward,
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Personalized New Orleans Saints Jersey Oil prices fall near 2003 lows on oversupply, demand worries

Oil fell on Thursday, dipping back toward 12-year lows on persistent concerns about a supply overhang and the outlook for demand.

Oil futures dropped to their lowest levels since 2003 this week as investors worry
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International benchmark Brent was down 17 cents at $27.71 a barrel by 1052
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Front-month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures traded at $28.17 per barrel, down 18 cents from their previous close.

Broad market sentiment Custom NFL Jersey remained bearish as producers around the world pump 1 million to 2 million barrels of crude every day in excess of demand, creating a huge overhang of stored oil.

Iran’s return to the oil market this month added to the glut, after the lifting of international sanctions aimed at discouraging the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.

“There are worries surrounding demand and oversupply,” said Hans van Cleef,
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He said weaker demand in the Middle East, which has been hit by lower oil prices, could add fuel to the sell-off and there was little to stop crude falling to $20 per barrel.

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Concerns are also growing that China’s economy could slow further and cut demand in the world’s second-largest oil consumer.

“Lower commodity and oil prices reflect weakening demand,” HSBC said on Thursday.

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Andy Reid reminded football fans on Saturday night that his time management skills are still a work in progress. Hey, he’s only had 17 years as an NFL head coach to work on it.

In an AFC divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots,Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey a contest that was in New England’s hands from nearly start to finish, the Kansas City Chiefs had a chance to make things interesting late in the fourth quarter.

“Time was of the essence,” Reid said of his team’s hurry-up offense during its last drive of the game, down 27-13.

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“We wanted to get that play off,” Reid said, indicating that he didn’t understand why he was being asked about his clock (mis-)management. “We had 20 seconds.Men’s Nike Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Away White NFL Jersey for Sale. It was 2:20 on the clock. We wanted to make sure we got our best personnel in for that play and we didn’t get it done.”

You can hear Chiefs fans’ collective sigh. They just “didn’t get it done” in a critical moment, not sure what direction to go in when every second mattered. In a playoff game.

The Chiefs eventually ended their 16-play drive on a touchdown with 1:18 left. Custom Steelers Jersey Somehow, with time being of the essence, the Chiefs bled 5:16 off the clock on that drive and lessened their chances of getting the ball back. Kansas City eventually lost, 27-20, after Rob Gronkowski recovered the onside kick and the Patriots later got a first down.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seattle Seahawksrunning back Marshawn Lynch is
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It will be Lynch’s first game in more than two months. He was injured in Seattle’s 39-32 loss to theArizona Cardinals on Nov. 15. The Seahawks have gone 7-1 without him,Customized Steelers Women’s Jersey including a win last week over Minnesota in the wild card game.

Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and running backJonathan Stewart are active for Carolina.Youth Nike Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Away White NFL Jersey for Sale.

Carolina’s inactives include running backs Fozzy Whittaker and Brendan Wegher, wide receiverBrenton Bersin and Kevin Norwood, cornerback Lou Young, safety Dean Marlowe and defensive endRyan Delaire.