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Jaylen Samuels Sparking a Fantasy Football Controversy

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Former NC State Swiss Army Knife Jaylen Samuels scored his 2nd NFL touchdown on Sunday in the Steelers loss to the Chargers, and with James Conner being ruled out of this Sunday’s game versus the Raiders, Jay Sam is set to start his first career NFL game.

Samuels is being snatched up right and left by Yahoo Fantasy Football Managers across the world, not only because of the guaranteed increased workload, but because Yahoo lists him as both a running back and a tight end.

People have been trying to figure out what position Jaylen Samuels plays for years. Nothing has changed.

Kudos to all the people who were smart enough to stash him away, and get to start a running back at the tight end this week.

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Bradley Chubb Breaks Broncos Rookie Sack Record

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Former NC State Consensus All-American Bradley Chubb picked up 2 sacks in Denver’s 20-14 loss to the 49ers today, bringing his season total to 12, breaking Von Miller’s Broncos rookie record (11.5 – 2011).

Sack #11

Sack #12

Here’s a survey of company he joined today, and the 6 players he is still has to pass to claim the NFL Rookie Sack record.

Not bad company to be keeping.

If you’re wondering if the record matters to Chubb, he does.

It’s on his bathroom mirror.

Watch out Mr. Kearse. Chubb is coming for you.

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Nyheim Hines & Mike Glennon Wearing Cleats for Charity

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NFL players typically are fined for taking artistic liberties with their cleats, but over the next three weeks the league will allow players to wear special cleats to bring awareness to a charity of their choice.

It’s officially called the “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign.

Former NC State quarterback Mike Glennon and Wolfpack running back Nyheim Hines will be rocking some charitable swag the next three weeks.

Glennon will be supporting Project ALS and former N.C. State baseball star Chris Combs with the cleats below.

Hines will be raising awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the cleats below. His mother has muscular dystrophy, and his grandmother passed away from it.

To check out more on this story, read Joe Giglio’s article. 

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BJ Hill Sacks Bears 3 Times, Breaks Giants Record

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Former NC State Defensive Tackle BJ Hill had a record breaking 3-sack performance on Sunday in the Giants 30-27 victory over the Bears.

Hill now has 5 sacks on the year, tying the Giants rookie record for sacks in a season with 4 games left.

BJ Hill – 5 – 2018
Cornelius Griffin – 5 – 2000
Andy Headen – 5 – 1983

(Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor had 9.5 sacks in 1981, but sacks didn’t become an official statistical category until 1982. Sorry LT.)

Hill currently leads the team in sacks, and a rookie has NEVER led the Giants in sacks.

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Russell Wilson Silences Richard Sherman With 4 TDs

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Russell Wilson’s former teammate Richard Sherman, current 49ers cornerback, made some digs at his former quarterback last week before the two faced each other as opponents on Sunday.

Wilson did his part in silencing Sherman on Sunday, completing 11 of his 17 passes for 4 touchdowns (0 interceptions).

Wilson currently ranks 4th in the NFL in touchdown passes (29) and QB Rating (115.5).

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