first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Nelson’s place in the Cardinals’ receiver pecking order is probably fluid, depending on injuries and other factors. What is certain, however, is that his speed — he ran a 4.28 40 at the NFL Draft Combine — is a weapon, and as he continues to refine his craft, he’ll be even more dangerous.And, given that Floyd is set to become a free agent after this season and Fitzgerald is nearing the end of his career, a bigger role for Nelson could be on the horizon. J.J. Nelson has done a solid job for the Cardinals since being drafted in the 5th round out of UAB last season.Known more for his speed than anything else, as a rookie he averaged 27.2 yards on 11 receptions, while scoring two touchdowns.Over the offseason, there was talk about how much he had progressed, and there was talk that a breakout season was in store. It took a little while, but a few weeks ago in Carolina Nelson had ascended to the No. 2 receiver role, and it seemed like the season of J.J. had formally arrived. 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) runs for a first down after the catch as Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead (35) makes the tackle during the second half of a football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)center_img But then, two weeks later against the 49ers, Nelson lost a fumble and then later a drop led to an interception. He ultimately played on just 62 percent of the offensive snaps, behind receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd but ahead of John Brown.So, where does Nelson stand these days? That’s hard to say, though with 17 catches for 243 yards and two touchdowns on the season, he does seem to be trending up. And that, among other reasons, is why ESPN’s Rivers McCown, in an Insider piece listing “The NFL’s next breakout stars,” has the Arizona wideout 17th.Nelson has validated our faith in him by elevating to the No. 2 receiver job over John Brown and Michael Floyd. As we noted in the latest version of this piece, Nelson can fly. This year, he’s the only Arizona receiver with a positive DVOA (7.7 percent through Week 10), though that’s more an issue with Carson Palmer’s decline than the quality of Arizona’s receivers.Nelson isn’t physically imposing, and he doesn’t break many tackles. He wins by running by or around you. Although that sort of receiver isn’t normally going to be a dominant player, Nelson has thrived early in his career and looked better than the rest of his peers. Right now, the arrow is pointing strongly toward his being an effective version of Tavon Austin — you know, the one only Jeff Fisher sees on the field every Sunday.Sounds about right. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img

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first_imgSeventy-seven persons have been arrested across Uttar Pradesh for posting “offensive” content on social media regarding the Ayodhya verdict, the police said on Sunday.The police have been monitoring social media for posts that it says could “spoil communal harmony.”Apart from the 77 arrested, the police have also registered 34 cases. Of these, 22 FIRs were lodged and 40 persons arrested in the past 24 hours.The police took action against 8,275 social media posts, including 4,563 over the past 24 hours, the U.P. DGP headquarters said in a statement. The action included removing the posts, asking the users to delete “offensive” posts and also suspending the profiles, if needed.Most on TwitterThe posts were mostly put up on Twitter, as per the police data, with action taken against 2,869 of them since Saturday. A total of 1,355 posts on Facebook and 98 videos and profiles on YouTube were also flagged. “The monitoring of offensive posts and videos on social media and action against them will continue,” the police said. DGP O.P. Singh on Saturday hailed the people of Uttar Pradesh for showing restraint and keeping the State “totally peaceful”.“All sections of society have risen to the occasion and displayed exemplary solidarity, respect, restraint & cooperation,” the DGP tweeted, while appealing for communal harmony.last_img

first_imgJamnagar (Guj), July 6 (PTI) The police at Jamnagar in Gujarat today arrested a 16-year-old youth after an SUV (sport utility vehicle) driven by him allegedly knocked down an elderly woman, resulting in her death.The hit-and-run incident had taken place on Sharu Section road in the city yesterday.The minor son of a shipping contractor was allegedly behind the wheel of Audi Q3 which hit the woman, police said.The driver fled from the spot with the car without bothering to help the woman, said inspector Samir Sarada of C-division police station.”Kumudben Solanki, who was badly injured, was taken to city civil hospital where she died this afternoon,” he said.”The youth, son of a shipping contractor from the city, was driving at a very high speed when it hit Solanki who was crossing the road with her husband. The youth escaped and drove home. We seized the car today and arrested him,” inspector Sarada said.A case under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code was registered.The accused was also booked under sections 134 (not securing medical attention for the injured), 181 (driving without licence) and 184 (driving at high speed) of Motor Vehicles Act, Sarada said. PTI CORR KA PD KRKlast_img

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