OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett said he will start in Sunday’s opener against the Buffalo Bills after coming back from what he humorously described as a trial separation.
Forsett, the Ravens’ leading rusher the past two seasons, confirmed Wednesday that his brief release from the team was part of a roster maneuver and said he has returned to his spot with the first-team offense.
“I’ll be lining up there as the starter as of now,” Forsett said. “It’s my job to go out there and try to dominate and make it clear for them.”
“I tried not to follow it, just because it was everywhere for so long,” Palmer said on a conference call with Patriots reporters. “I go back and you follow what the rule book says and you go about your business and you work, and if they tell you not to do it and then you get busted, and what happens happens, then you suffer the consequences.
Palmer and the Cardinals host the Patriots on Sunday night in the season-opening game for both teams. Jimmy Garoppolo will start at quarterback for the Patriots, with Brady serving a four-game NFL suspension as part of Deflategate penalties.
When Palmer was asked on the conference call if it was his perception that rules were broken, he said, “I don’t know, to be honest. Supposedly the balls went somewhere when they weren’t supposed to go there. There was humidity, or not enough humidity, or altitude or whatever it was. I don’t know. I didn’t follow the story. As soon as it came on, I just turned it off because I was so sick of hearing about it.
“Whatever the league comes down upon, and whatever ruling they make is what they make. You don’t have much of a decision after that. You can fight it for a little bit, but after a while, you just have to abide by what they say.”
Mularkey said he’s pleased with Henry’s work.
The fragile relationship between police and African-Americans is in deep crisis, anecdotally and statistically, and when Kaepernick expressed his awakening by refusing to stand for the national anthem, he and any peers considering similarly expressing themselves learned how society will respond to their citizenship and dissent: by using a playbook of distortion and misdirection as old and predictable as the Packer sweep.