Martellus Bennett facing backlash after playing with Patriots days after being cut by Packers

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett was the subject of severe backlash this weekend as questions continue to swirl around his reported shoulder injury.

Bennett, who played with the Patriots last season and was a part of their historic Super Bowl LI win, signed with the Green Bay Packers over the offseason. He started in seven games through the first nine weeks for Green Bay, but the team ultimately cut him on November 8, citing a failure to disclose a medical condition.

The tight end had previously revealed that he was considering retirement and surgery on his injured shoulder. However, those options seemed to be swept off the table when Bill Belichick and the Patriots came calling late last week.

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Minnesota Vikings play leapfrog in hilarious touchdown celebration

The Minnesota Vikings are currently the team to watch — if what you want to watch is grown men playing children’s games on a football field.

The Vikings are capitalizing on the NFL’s relaxed touchdown celebration rules this season. Earlier this year, tight end Kyle Rudolph and his teammates staged a game of ‘duck, duck, goose‘ after a score against the Bears, but they may have outdone themselves on Sunday.

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Athletes who also served time in the United States Armed Forces

Every athlete puts his or her body on the line each time they step on the field — but some superstars have put their lives on the line, too.

During several wars throughout the history of the United States, notable athletes put their sporting careers on hold to serve their country. Some, including Jackie Robinson, put in their service before making the big leagues. Others, like Ted Williams, took time away in the middle of their playing days.

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Watch: The best touchdown celebrations of the NFL season so far

Touchdown celebrations are back and better than ever.

After a season full of fines and backlash against the NFL’s strict celebration rules, the league decided in May to relax those restrictions — and let the players finally have some fun.

While there are still some big no-no’s (like violence and vulgarity), players this season are allowed to celebrate in the end zone much more freely than before. Naturally, the results have been pretty hilarious.

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Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

Local authorities confirmed that former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay has died after a plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. He was 40 years old.

During a press conference, police confirmed that one body had been recoveredafter a small, single-engine plane crashed off the coast of Florida. The plane was registered in Halladay’s name.

Halladay leaves behind his wife, Brandy, and their two children.

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The best photos from the wild 2017 World Series

The 2017 World Series began with the shortest game in the championship’s history, but that quick and easy game sure wasn’t a sign of things to come.

After seven games, two finishes in extra innings, a seemingly endless amount of lead changes and more home runs than we’ve ever seen, a champion has finally been crowned.

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of this year’s Fall Classic on Wednesday night — a win-or-go-home game for both rosters. The emotional win gave the Astros their first World Series title in franchise history.

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Athletes step up their game with 2017 Halloween costumes

Star athletes like LeBron James and Stephen Curry are likely popular Halloween costumes among their trick-or-treating fans — but that doesn’t mean the players themselves can’t dress up, too!

With Halloween landing on a Tuesday this year, celebrations across the world spanned the entire weekend as well as the first two days of the week.

LeBron, for instance, hosted a costume party for his teammates on the team’s off day on Monday. The host donned an eerily realistic outfit of Pennywise the clown from hit movie ‘It’ with full face paint that will haunt the nightmares of fans and opponents alike.

Curry also drew inspiration from the cinema for his costume this year, dressing as Jigsaw from the iconic ‘Saw’ horror films — even riding his bicycle to work to remain in character.

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World Series studs you should watch — even if you don’t care about the game

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are meeting in the World Series — a first for the Dodgers since 1988, and a major win for the city of Houston, which is recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

If there isn’t a team your rooting for this Fall Classic, think again. There’s about to be a lot of athletic eye candy on your TV screen and social media timelines.

Whether you’re bitter about your team missing their chance or couldn’t tell an infielder from an outfielder, there’s one thing we can all appreciate: the players. They’ve worked hard to get to where they are, both physically and mentally, and deserve some love.

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Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi reunited with wife in hospital after car accident

New England Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi had an emotional reunion with his wife in the hospital three days after the two were in a serious car accident.

According to Langi’s wife, Cassidy, the couple was out for a date last Friday and were nearly home when their car was rear-ended by an SUV at a stop light.

Both Harvey and Cassidy were hospitalized after the incident, but their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

The two reportedly did not see each other for three days following the crash — and Cassidy posted the footage of their touching reunion to her Instagram.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner says Trump is ‘jealous’ of the NFL

Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is citing one of President Trump’s failed business ventures as the reason behind recent turmoil between the White House and the NFL.

“This is a very personal issue with him,” Khan told USA TODAY Sports.

“He’s been elected president, where maybe a great goal he had in life to own an NFL team is not very likely.”

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