This is what your eyeball looks like after a puck hits it, courtesy of Zach Werenski

When Phil Kessel’s shot rode up Zach Werenski’s stick and into his face, it was the turning moment of Game 3. And the end of the Columbus Blue Jackets rookie’s terrific season.

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And that it happened in the first place. Fans wondered why play didn’t stop while he bled on the ice, but the rule was pretty clear.

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Them’s the breaks. Or the bruises. At any rate, the Blue Jackets tied the game minutes later, rendering the controversy moot. But that bruise on Werenski’s face won’t go away nearly as soon. In fact, it will keep him out for the rest of the season. Most of the line returns, though that only matters if coaches trust more linemen to contribute. Only five made more than 7 tackles a year ago, and two are gone. When end Gabe Perez was lost to injury early in the year, BSU just tightened the rotation. That worked out alright; David Moa and ends Jabril Frazier and Durrant Miles combined for 20 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, and four breakups, and BSU’s run defense was mostly decent. But there were breakdowns, and BSU wasn’t as good in the second half as it was in the first half.

Perez’s return could account for the loss of star end Sam McCaskill, but more options are needed, be they veterans like tackle Daniel Auelua or Perez or younger contributors (sophomore tackles Chase Hatada, Matt Locher, and Emmanuel Fesili, redshirt freshman ends Kayode Rufai, Jabari Watson, and Derriyon Shaw).

Masters 2017: Bubba Watson apologizes for dissing golf writer after missed cut

Bubba Watson, who missed the first cut of his Masters career on Friday, apologized for a “bad joke” in which he took out some of his frustrations on a golf writer.

“Golf is tough; I don’t know if you’ve ever played it,” Watson said, according to the Charleston Post and Courier’s Gene Sapakoff. “But writing articles is easy.”

Watson made his remarks after a tough day at the Masters, which began with four straight bogeys and ended with three bogeys on the back, including at the 18th, and the early exit.

Watson, who has had a down year with just one top-10 finish since September’s Tour Championship, apologized on Sapakoff’s timeline:

To be clear, Romo came through far more than he blew it. It just so happens that he blew quite a few games where Dallas’ season was on the line. However, it’s a new regime in Dallas now, and even the most diehard Romo supporters will begrudgingly admit that they prefer the measured, risk-averse style of Dak Prescott and his 23:4 TD to INT ratio to Romo’s heart attack-inducing, Favre-esque relapses. The highs might not be as high with Dak as they were with Romo, but the ride is much smoother. Romo was a rollercoaster. Dak is a Cadillac.

We’re peculiar about who we give passes to and who we decide will permanently bear the blame, no matter the circumstances. There’s usually no rhyme or reason on why or how we dole out these designations. Some people are Ferris Bueller. Others are Meg Griffin. That’s just the way shit goes.

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Of the three games on tap tonight, these hold the most significance. Ottawa is free-falling, and a date with the eliminated Wings is a great chance to right the ship. Toronto can keep up their strong few weeks with a road win against the Sabres.

“There are no bad football teams,” Kelly said Monday, when the school introduced seven new assistant coaches. “There’s just poorly led football teams. I led this team poorly.”

But now he back to heaping some shade, this time on a former player. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher had an awkward situation about comments he reportedly made to the GM of the Bills at the time about former QB EJ Manuel. Fisher reportedly did not disparage Manuel character, but that Manuel was limited as a prospect. The Bills still took Manuel as the first QB in that draft.

This kind of thing usually comes across as coaches wanting their talented QBs to stay for another year, so programs can continue profiting off unpaid athletes. It comment is going to convince a QB to return, though, and coaches have said these things about players who were seniors anyway.
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Pro athletes voice their disgust at NCAA championship game refs

North Carolina vs. Gonzaga should have been the exciting culmination of a tournament’s worth of hard work. Instead, it became a whistle-fest from the refs where it felt like every single possession was tainted by foul calls, and the pace of the game was destroyed. Almost everyone was upset with what transpired, especially basketball players.

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Who they added in free agency: Tackle Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lions, was a good pickup for the Vikings. Reiff ended up at right tackle for the Lions last season after rookie Taylor Decker won the starting left tackle role, but now will take over at left tackle for Kalil, who signed with the Carolina Panthers.

The Vikings also added right tackle Mike Remmers, who had been with the Panthers. Like Reiff, Remmers has the versatility to play either side. He filled in at left tackle in Carolina for most of last season with Michael Oher sidelined with a lingering concussion.

Patriots vs. Panthers 2017: Carolina ‘admirable’ in controversial win

The contest had it all from some trash-talking by Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, to a controversial ending that will be leading plenty of sports shows on Tuesday.

On the final play, Tom Brady threw into the end zone for Rob Gronkowski, who was hauled down by Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly with the ball in flight. However, the flag initially thrown was picked up, the refs ruling the ball was uncatchable due to a Carolina defender intercepting the pass.

Prior to that madness, there was the third quarter, which did not feature a single incompletion by either quarterback.

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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Johnny Manziel cracks the top 15 picks

The draft order is far from set, dozens of college football players still need to decide whether or not they will enter the 2017 NFL Draft, and a bunch of free agent moves will determine team needs. Sounds like the perfect time to do a mock draft, right?

The Bears offense is more complex than Jeff Fisher’s finely tuned field goal machine. The outcome in this one hinges on the matchup of the Rams pass rush against the Bears offensive line. Chicago’s only allowed 16 sacks all season. It won’t be as easy for St. Louis’ front four to feast on this team like it has against so many backup-laden and inferior blocking units. Then you’ve got the problem of a leaky secondary matched up against big men like Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. St. Louis could definitely win this one, but the safer bet here is on the Bears.

What else do I need to say here? But if you want more, how about the fact that Atlanta’s last three opponents scored at least 33 points. The Bucs hung 41 on them. Worse still, the Falcons have a -9 turnover differential in their last four games. Look away, Atlanta friends, from what about to say next. Drew Brees is 12-3 against the Falcons since joining the Saints. He’s thrown for 300+ yards in 10 of those games, and there’s a near certain probability he’ll make it 11 this week.

Joe Flacco attempted to be a playmaker on a day the Baltimore Ravens needed a game manager. Forcing passes in the swirling Chicago wind wasn’t the right move, and ultimately the margins were too thin on Sunday to succeed after throwing two interceptions. Flacco is getting too much grief after his contract extension, but he needs to become a more reliable short passer when that’s what the game demands.

Running back Arian Foster will sit out Sunday’s game against the Cardinals

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Running back Arian Foster will sit out Sunday’s game against the Cardinals and is hopeful that he won’t miss the remainder of the year due to his back injury. Also out for the Texans is linebacker Mike Mohamed, while the rest of the team’s injury report features 11 players listed as probable.

Arizona’s injury report is relatively light, as only four players appear, and three are listed as probable. Matt Shaughnessy, Daryl Washington and John Abraham are all expected to play, and offensive tackle Bradley Sowell is listed as questionable after missing practice with an illness.

Through nine games this season, about the only thing the Eagles have proven is that they are wildly inconsistent. Some weeks, Philadelphia’s offense looks unbeatable, like last week when it racked up 49 points through three quarters against Oakland. Other weeks, the offense is almost non-existent, including back-to-back losses when the Eagles combined to score 10 points.

EJ Manuel will start for Bills vs. Steelers

The Bills get a much-needed boost Sunday as quarterback E.J. Manuel is active and will be starting in Buffalo’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Adam Schefter.

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The team was forced to turn to quarterbacks Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel while Manuel recovered, but neither was able to deliver wins to Buffalo. Without Manuel, the team went 1-3 and the offense lacked consistency. Sunday’s game against the Steelers will be an opportunity for the Bills to halt their two game slide, and try to put together a run so they can threaten for a wild card spot.

Most importantly, Manuel’s ability to play allows first-year head coach Doug Marrone more opportunities to evaluate his young quarterback and get him regular season reps, which will put the team in good stead for 2017 and beyond.

I think this is the week the Buccaneers breakthrough. They even have history on their side. Since the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978, 11 of the 26 teams to start 0-8 have won their ninth game, as pointed out by Celebrity Hot Tub on Wednesday.
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Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has been attempting to work through a back injury over the past week but vows to play on Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

NFL free agency: Martellus Bennett signs with Packers

Martellus Bennett is coming off one of his better NFL seasons to date in 2016, and it looks like he took advantage of that in free agency.

According to a report from NickSportsTV, the former Patriots tight end is expected to sign with the Packers, who confirmed the news. NFL Network reported Green Bay signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract. ESPN reported it as a three-year, $18.45 million contract

The Hall of Fame-bound pass rusher began his NFL career with the Panthers in 2002 but has spent the past seven seasons in Chicago (2013-13) and Green Bay (2014-16).
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Peppers turned 37 in January and next fall would mark his 16th season in the NFL. He’s hardly over the hill, though, recording 7.5 sacks last season for the Packers. Peppers’ 143.5 sacks are the most among active players and fifth all-time behind Hall of Famers Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Kevin Greene and Chris Doleman.

Carolina re-signed Charles Johnson earlier this week, and the veteran defensive lineman said at the time he was trying to lure Peppers back to the fold. It appears he might just get his wish.

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Broncos Super Bowl gear may also be part of Tom Brady is jersey heist

Early Monday morning, the NFL confirmed Tom Brady is stolen jersey from Super Bowl 51 was discovered. Not only that, but Tom Brady is jersey from Super Bowl 49 was also found, and there could be more, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

The NFL insider appeared on FS1 is Undisputed Monday to provide some additional details into the discovery of Brady is jerseys. In the process, he revealed the Denver Broncos believe this culprit also took Von Miller is helmet and/or cleats. The connection between all items is that they were memorabilia from the Super Bowl MVPs.

Glazer also added there is other things, although he did not elaborate fully as to what else could be stolen.

As for the Brady heist, Glazer said NFL security, Patriots security and the FBI collaborated and have zeroed in on a person of interest. He revealed the suspect somehow snuck into the team is locker room after the game.

He actually, from what I am told, they have him going into the locker room right behind Bill Belichick as if he is with the team, Glazer said. Goes in there, loiters around a little while and is seen leaving the locker room — this is the video they are trying to look at right now — seen leaving a little bit later with something under his arm.12