Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi hugs childhood hero as he makes history at Wembley Stadium

Jay Ajayi couldn’t hold back his emotions ahead of his historic appearance at Wembley Stadium.

The Dolphins running back on Sunday became the first London-born skill position player to take the field for an international NFL game in Miami’s matchup against the Saints.

“Having local heroes has always been something we see as a key part of growing the sport,” Mark Waller, the NFL’s executive vice president for international, told NFL.com. “Jay’s success has given us a player who gains national media attention and can create headlines through scoring TDs in a way that a lineman, for example, can never achieve.

“He is someone we can use as a success story when talking to young British athletes about the potential of taking up our sport.”

Ajayi, who moved to the United States at age seven, also shared a special moment with his childhood hero as he hugged retired footballer Thierry Henry before the game.

Roethlisberger said Brown’s attitude didn’t set a good example for young players and undermines his “superhuman” talent.

“AB is the best receiver in the world, maybe one of the best to ever play the game,” Roethlisberger told 93.7. “I’d like to think him and I together may be one of the best quarterback-wide receiver combos to ever play the game. I don’t know he needs to react that way. He’s superhuman on the football field, and when that happens, it almost brings him back to being a mere mortal, if you will. Because it gets in his head and it just messes with all of us a little bit. … I’m not trying to call AB out. I just think this is causing a distraction that none of us really Cheap Jerseys Shop need.”

Coach Mike Tomlin said at his weekly news conference that he didn’t see the sequence but heard about it afterward and hopes Brown makes the proper Cheap Jerseys US adjustments.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, which will kick off at 1 p.m. ET.

Johnson has been battling a knee injury that kept him out of Week 5 and severely limited him in last weekend’s win over the Browns. Johnson played just 39 snaps that game and was limited in practice this past week, but looks to see his activity level increase against Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Site the Bengals.

The Lions will be without receiver Nate Burleson, who is still recovering from a broken arm, and tight end Tony Scheffler, who is still suffering concussion symptoms. Linebacker Ashlee Palmer, safety Louis Delmas, and cornerback Rashean Mathis are all active, as is running back Joique Bell, who injured his ribs last week against Cleveland.

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts took a run at the debate before the season and found that Romo had just 10 turnovers in so-called clutch situations in Cheap Jerseys US his 27 total losses. Philip Rivers, a quarterback that Romo is frequently compared to, has 22 such turnovers in that time.

Sunday’s shootout between the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins could have gone very differently if Chicago had its top gunslinger. Jay Cutler limped off the field with the assistance of the Bears’ training staff, but was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.

Worst-case scenario for Chicago would be a torn groin, which could put Cutler out for the majority of the remaining season. This would almost certainly kill any momentum moving forward and spell an early season to the Bears’ playoff hopes. It’s commonplace to critique his ability to play through the pain, but it’s hard to argue that he hasn’t been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL during the first half of the season.

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