Designing custom cleats for NFL stars

Custom cleats are all the rage in the NFL, and they'll be on display in a big way this week. So we gave apparel designers a list of players, a blank canvas and one instruction: the crazier, the better.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Among the presenters tonight at the NASCAR Awards Banquet is former NFL all-pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Aaron Rodgers told me a couple of years ago he's always had trouble with his leg muscles tightening up when it's cold. Keep an eye on that on Sunday. It's supposed to be in the 30s and snowy in Green Bay and Rodgers is questionable with a hamstring strain.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll said he talked to Joe McKnight three weeks ago. "He had a great heart."


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As of Friday at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET, the Raiders have not heard any news regarding a potential reinstatement of Aldon Smith.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed on Bucs center Joe Hawley: "I definitely saw [the comments] earlier on my Twitter account. I guess the Buccaneers nation is pretty pissed. But I really don't care. I don't care for him or their organization or about the comments he made. That's really it. They can keep talking about it all they want to. …I guess he couldn't block a rookie the way he wanted to. So I'd be pretty pissed too. Hey, I guess he needs to do a better job."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson on the passing of former teammate Joe McKnight (statement via Jets): "It's tragic what happened to Joe. I'm definitely upset and really hurt. He was a brother to me more than a teammate. I enjoyed the time when he was here and getting to know him as a person. I think it's going to hurt his son the most and that's what is really bothering me – knowing that a kid will have to grow up without his dad. I have my own kids and know how they make me feel. Just being around Joe, he always loved talking about his son and the time that they spent together."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Jarran Reed came out swinging when asked about allegations that he spit at Bucs center Joe Hawley. "That's not true," he said. Added that Hawley must be mad that he couldn't block a rookie. Reed says he doesn't care for Hawley or the Bucs organization.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie SS Keanu Neal was not fined for what officials called a defenseless hit on Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald last Sunday. Drew a penalty but no fine.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram on the shooting of former NFL RB Joe McKnight in the New Orleans area and the consistent problem of gun violence in the city: "Man, the only thing we can do is come together."


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins promoted corner Dashaun Phillips off the practice squad and waived offensive lineman Blaise Causell. They also waived safety David Bruton off injured reserve.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets will honor the late Joe McKnight, shot Thursday outside New Orleans, with a moment of silence before their Monday night game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty big blow to the Rams, with receiver Tavon Austin doubtful for Sunday. He did not practice all week because of a chest injury. If he doesn't go, expect more snaps for rookie Pharoh Cooper, who has a similar skillset. DE Robert Quinn also didn't practice all week while in concussion protocol and is questionable. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said it popped up Monday, not during the game. LG Rodger Saffold (hand), C Tim Barnes (foot) and backup OL Andrew Donnal (hip) were limited Friday and are all questionable.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown (not Ronald) said others can set statistical goals for him - he's focused on being his 'best self'