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FLORHAM PARK, N. Nike Shoes China Wholesale Paypal .J. -- After three days under a cloud of controversy, New York Jets defensive linemen Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson finally addressed their first-quarter benching that took place in Sundays game at Miami.Both acknowledged Wednesday they were disciplined for tardiness, with Wilkerson also confirming he skipped the teams walk-through on Oct. 22 -- the day before the Jets faced the Baltimore Ravens.So began another trying week for the Jets (3-6), who are contending with different forms of adversity.Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (sprained knee) practiced on a limited basis, claiming hes definitely optimistic that he will be ready to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. He still hasnt received the go-ahead from coach Todd Bowles, who wants to see how Fitzpatrick progresses throughout the week.Bowles has refused to comment on his rationale for benching Richardson and Wilkerson, repeatedly calling it a coachs decision.The two players, both of whom blew off reporters after Sundays loss to the?Dolphins, stood in front of their lockers on Wednesday to explain what happened, showing varying degrees of remorse.Richardson said he overslept and was 20 minutes late to Fridays team meeting. He refuted a report that noted he is habitually tardy, claiming it was his only lateness this season.I understand it, this is a profession, he said. You have to go to meetings and be on time and be accountable. That was that. I dont mind doing my punishment for my crimes, so thats the way it goes.Richardson said the story was blown way out of proportion. I know me missing the first quarter is not blown out of proportion, but its one meeting. Thats all it is. Thats the way it goes.Most definitely, I learned a hard lesson, a lesson I already knew.Wilkerson declined to say why he skipped the Oct. 22 walk-through, which happened to be on his 27th birthday. In fact, there were plans to have a cake for him in the defensive meeting room. Wilkerson said he shared with Bowles his reason for not showing up.This is a distraction, clearly, said Wilkerson, who signed a five-year, $86 million contract before training camp. Thats not me, thats not my character, thats not me as a teammate. Moving forward, there wont be no issues from me.I know that, as a leader on this team, I have to show better and do better. Thats something I will do.Because of an ankle injury, Wilkerson didnt play against the Ravens, the day after skipping the walk-through. Curiously, he was back in the lineup the following week against the Cleveland Browns, so he seemingly wasnt punished for the no-show. He declined to say if he was late for a meeting during the run-up to the Miami game.The Jets have been portrayed as dysfunctional, with Bowles under fire.I dont think coach is losing control, Wilkerson said. I take full responsibility. Its not coach that was late. I was late, and I take full responsibility.Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick, battling an MCL sprain, practiced with a brace on his left knee. During the open portion of practice, he showed no residual effects from the injury, which occurred Sunday.He threw the ball around, Bowles said. He didnt run around as much, so we have to get a better gauge. Hes still getting treatment. Hes getting better. We just have to see how much he can tolerate.Bryce Petty, who made his NFL debut last week with four snaps, would start if Fitzpatrick cant play. China Wholesale Nike Air Max 90 . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. Air Max 97 Clearance Cheap . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. http:///...air-max-97-plus.html .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. MILWAUKEE -- Standing all of six feet tall and 155 pounds, Zach Davies hardly looks like the prototypical staff ace -- but hes been exactly that for the Milwaukee Brewers this season.Davies takes the mound Saturday evening against the Cincinnati Reds looking to write yet another chapter in what has been a breakthrough rookie season.In 20 starts, Davies has gone 9-4 with a 3.96 ERA. He hasnt taken a loss since June 30, going 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his last six outings.While he didnt take a decision his last time out, he held the Atlanta Braves to three runs on eight hits without a walk while striking out three over seven innings of work in an extra-inning loss at Miller Park.(Im) frustrated a little bit with my outing but at the same time, I can take some positives from it, said Davies, who allowed more than two runs in a start for the first time since June 30. Its tough going into extra innings and being on the losing side of things but theres always tomorrow.Davies will be making his fourth career start against the Reds. Hes 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA in his three previous outings against Cincinnati, with a 1-0 mark with a 1.42 ERA in two meetings this season.He pitched seven shutout innings on July 17 when he scattered four hits and struck out five as the Brewers lost 1-0 on a ninth-inning passed ball.I let the defense make plays behind me, Davies said after that game.Cincinnati will hand the ball to rright-hander Dan Straily, who makes his 22nd start of the season looking to continuing a successful stretch. Custom Air Max 97 Plus. He hasnt allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last seven starts and is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last five outings.Hes got a slider and a changeup and thats pretty vanilla when you think about it, Reds manager Bryan Price said. He doesnt have a power this or a power sinker, a power split, but he knows how to pitch and he has the deception element that allows him to play better than we see on the radar gun.Straily began the year in camp with the Houston Astros, posting a 6.00 ERA in five Grapefruit League appearances. Houston traded him to San Diego on March 28 and the Padres waived him three days later.Cincinnati claimed him later that day and after making three appearances out of the Reds bullpen, he moved into the starting rotation on April 18 and has been there ever since.(His) performance has been sensational when you consider how we got him, Price said. He was going to be a long man and became really our most consistent starter from the beginning of the season to date.The Reds victory Friday gave them a 6-5 lead in the season series with Milwaukee, which has a four-game lead over last-place Cincinnati in the National League Central. ' ' '