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    DAVIE http://www.broncoscheapauthenticstore.com/dre_mont-jones-jersey-cheap , Fla. (AP) — Jakeem Grant when things got weird.A defender’s hit redirected the pass, which was dislodged from Grant’s arms as he gathered it in. The ball sailed directly to Parker, who alertly made the catch for a bizarre 46-yard gain .“It shocked me,” Parker said. “I was just in the right spot at the right time.”That’s a refreshing change for the Miami Dolphins receiver, and perhaps a sign of changing fortunes. Parker has been an unlucky underachiever since he was drafted with the 14th overall pick in 2015.This season the injury-prone Parker has missed five games because of finger and quadriceps issues, and he hopes to play two weeks in a row for the first time Sunday against the New York Jets .He’s coming off one of his best games yet. Parker was a rare bright spot in Miami’s 42-23 loss at Houston last week, catching six passes for a career-high 134 yards — including the reception that ranked among the NFL’s goofiest grabs this year.“It felt good to be out there contributing,” he said.The Dolphins hope Parker can continue to give their injury-plagued offense a lift. They’ll be without quarterback Ryan Tannehill (throwing shoulder) for the fourth game in a row Sunday, and at Houston, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Parker made backup QB Brock Osweiler look good.“DeVante is an extremely talented receiver,” Osweiler said. “He’s a big target http://www.eaglescheapauthenticstore.com/shareef-miller-jersey-cheap , he’s physical, he plays hard. He did some great things for us against Houston, and I expect him to do some great things for us against New York. In fact, I expect him to play even better. I think DeVante is just getting rolling.”Parker’s statistics against the Texans could have been even more impressive, but Osweiler overthrew him in the open on a deep route. They worked on the pattern half a dozen times in practice Wednesday, and Osweiler found his target.“It was much better,” Osweiler said with a chuckle. “Hopefully we got that one cleaned up.”The Jets will be braced for Parker. He had eight receptions and a touchdown against them last year.“He’s a deep-ball threat, obviously, and he can go up and get the ball, and he can catch it over the middle,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said. “He’s a big receiver and he can run, so we’re going to have to cover him.”Although Parker’s an inviting target Zach Brown Jersey , he has yet to have a 750-yard receiving season, and has made only one touchdown catch in the past two years.Now the opportunity is there for him to do more. Receiver Kenny Stills (groin) didn’t practice Wednesday and might miss his second game in a row. And receiver Albert Wilson (hip) is out for the season.Because of those injuries, the Dolphins decided against parting with Parker at this week’s trade deadline, despite rumors he was on the market. Complicating the situation was an outburst by Parker’s agent, Jimmy Gould, who questioned Gase’s competence and complained about his client not playing.Gase said there was never a problem between him and Parker, and put the issue in the past.“We move on quick, man,” Gase said. “If DeVante had something to say to me, he’d say it. He’s not afraid to tell me stuff.”Gase, in his third season at Miami, said Parker has been unlucky with injuries.“In my time he has tried to do everything possible to make sure he is ready to go Devin Bush Jersey ,” Gase said. “And he has done a good job of staying engaged when he wasn’t playing.”Despite long stretches of idleness, Parker had a good grasp of his assignments against Houston, Gase said. And it showed.“He was playing fast,” Gase said. “Hopefully we just keep getting better every week and keep expanding his role.” IRVINE, Calif. (AP)Four months after signing with the Rams and two days into training camp, Ndamukong Suh is still waiting for his first chance to practice alongside Aaron Donald.Suh knows all about the perils of contract negotiations, and he hopes Donald can get a deal soon to unite them on Los Angeles’ potentially fearsome defensive line.”Ultimately, I wish him all the best,” Suh said Friday after practice at UC Irvine. ”He deserves more than what I got, so I’ll kind of leave it at that.”The 31-year-old Suh got a one-year, $14 million deal to join the Rams as a free agent after eight seasons as one of the NFL’s best defensive linemen. Donald is scheduled to make nearly $6.9 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract, but is widely believed to be seeking a record-setting deal that will make him one of the league’s highest-paid players.Donald skipped the Rams’ offseason activities after Suh’s signing http://www.steelerscheapauthenticstore.com/diontae-johnson-jersey-cheap , and he is holding out of training camp for the second consecutive year. Suh and Donald spoke briefly after Suh signed, but they still don’t know much about each other.Suh hopes that will change soon, but he’s staying out of any talks between Donald and the Rams.”Always want to have an opportunity to practice with Aaron,” Suh said. ”He’s a guy that I’ve watched from afar, and (I’ll) hopefully have an opportunity sometime soon to get on the same field and be on the same side of the ball.”Suh was free to sign with the Rams after the Miami Dolphins dropped him three seasons into a six-year, $114 million deal. That mammoth contract was structured in a way that made it almost impossible for Suh to be allowed to play out its entire length, and Suh ended up making $60 million for three years of work.When he looked for a new challenge, Suh decided to team up with Donald and Michael Brockers on defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ front line. Suh primarily will be a nose tackle in Los Angeles for the first time in his career, but he has ample experience at every possible position on a defensive line.”The biggest thing I’m excited about position-wise is being able to play the nose, the tackle and the 5-technique (lining up outside the offensive tackle), being able to play all of them and being able to use me in every single facet,” Suh said. ”The one thing that I’ve learned when I’ve been a part of an elite defense Justin Layne Jersey , no particular guy has any position. They can play all of them.”Donald also plays just about anywhere, and his absence ultimately might not have much effect on his performance. He was the NFL’s defensive player of the year last season despite missing all of training camp and the season opener due to his first holdout.Suh isn’t sure how his partnership with Donald will work, but he is confident in the strength of the defense being built by Phillips. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib also joined Los Angeles in the offseason, adding an influx of veteran talent to an already solid unit.Suh has enjoyed getting to know his new teammates at UC Irvine while staying in the dorms – something he hadn’t done since college at Nebraska. Although he has a reputation for headstrong play at times, Suh is mostly relaxed and jovial around the Rams.Suh is also getting along well with coach Sean McVay, who grinningly declined to disclose the nature of a bet that he lost to Suh earlier in the week – after Suh jumped into his news conference to ask him about it.”He’s been fun to be around,” McVay said. ”I think once we actually put the pads on, when you’re really playing real football, we’ll get a really good feel. But you certainly feel his presence.”—

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