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Barring a miraculous recovery, it appears that the Mets have seen the last of Jed Lowrie.

Asked for an update on the status of the oft-injured infielder on Wednesday, manager Luis Rojas said he has “no idea what his progression is,” a week after he offered a similar nonanswer.

A source confirmed that Lowrie is back home in Houston, since he can’t do baseball activities while receiving platelet-rich plasma injections in his injured left knee and seeing if they will provide relief.

On July 30, the Mets announced Lowrie was dealing with PCL laxity in his left knee, which general manager Brodie Van Wagenen described as looseness in the joint that causes destabilization. There has been nothing new from that point on, other than Rojas saying he was going to get injections and was week-to-week to see how his knee would respond.

“I don’t know right now what his activity is,” Rojas said before the Mets’ 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies.

It appears minimal.

Due to multiple injuries, the 26-year-old Lowrie has recorded just seven at-bats since signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Mets before last season. And, in all likelihood, that is how his brief Mets career will end.

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Week 3 Fantasy RB Rankings: Must starts, sleepers, potential busts at running back

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Rank Player 1 Derrick Henry, TEN @ MIN 2 Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. TEN 3 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ SEA 4 Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. DET.  The Lions were absolutely gashed by the Packers running backs last week to the tune of 8.0 yards per carry and 72 yards and a TD through the air. They simply don’t stop the run well, and only the Bengals have allowed more than the Lions’ 353 rushing yards. Drake logged 95 total yards against a tough Washington front seven, so he can be trusted as an RB1 in a much more favorable matchup. 5 Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. NYJ.  So much for Taylor and Nyheim Hines splitting touches in Marlon Mack’s absence. Taylor handled 26 carries for the Colts and turned them into 101 yards and a TD against Minnesota’s defensive front. Now, he’ll get to take on a Jets defense that allows 24.7 FPPG to RBs and just let Raheem Mostert scamper untouched for an 80-yard TD on the first play of their Week 2 game. 6 Alvin Kamara, NO vs. GB 7 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. CAR.  Ekeler has a juicy matchup against a Panthers defense that has allowed three rushing TDs to RBs in each of their first two games of the season after allowing a league-high 27 rushing TDs to the position last year. Ekeler may be splitting carries with Joshua Kelley, who got 23 carries compared to Ekeler’s 16 against the Chiefs, but Ekeler was more efficient (5.8 yards per carry to Kelley’s 2.8) and offers more as a receiver.  8 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC @ BAL.  Can you trust Edwards-Helaire to bounce back after a middling outing against the Chargers? It won’t be easy against the Ravens, who are tied with the Chargers for the league’s best FPPG to RBs at 9.1, but he should get plenty of opportunities to produce once again. And if the Chiefs can avoid falling behind and give him more than the 10 carries he saw on Sunday, he should be positioned to rack up some yardage. 9 David Montgomery, CHI @ ATL. Atlanta’s defense is allowing an average of 39 points per game to opposing offenses and has allowed the fourth-most catches to RBs (15) and the most receiving TDs (2). Some may think this sounds like a smash spot for Tarik Cohen, but after Montgomery caught three passes for 45 yards and a TD, he may be in for a big game in Week 3. 10 Miles Sanders, PHI vs. CIN.  The Bengals have allowed the most rushing yards to RBs this season (358) and the second-most total TDs (5). Start Sanders, who just racked up 131 total yards and a TD against the Rams, with confidence. 11 Aaron Jones, GB @ NO 12 Josh Jacobs, LV @ NE 13 Nick Chubb, CLE vs. WAS.  Chubb just had a huge game against the Bengals, but two things keep him from being an RB1 against Washington. First, Washington has been great against RBs so far this year and is one of four teams yet to surrender a touchdown to the position as of this writing (the Ravens, Chargers, and Saints are the other three). Second, Kareem Hunt is still the preferred receiving back, so he may see more action in a game where Cleveland could struggle to find running room against Washington’s top-tier defensive line. You can still start Chubb with confidence, just don’t expect another massive game. 14 Joe Mixon, CIN @ PHI.  Mixon is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and the Eagles are allowing just 3.9 yards per carry. His value will likely depend on scoring a touchdown, but luckily, the Eagles have surrendered three to the RB position, good for third-most in the NFL. 15 James Conner, PIT vs. HOU.  So much for the Benny Snell takeover that looked imminent after Week 1. Conner bounced back against a solid Denver defense and posted 106 yards and a score. He can be trusted against a Houston defense that has allowed 339 rushing yards and the seventh-most RB FPPG (25.1) through two weeks, good for the third-most in the NFL. 16 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. TB.  The Bucs have allowed the most receiving yards to opposing RBs (168) and the second-most receptions (18). Gordon should continue to serve as the Broncos’ top backfield option with Phillip Lindsay likely out another week, so he can be trusted in a matchup that suits his receiving skills well. 17 Chris Carson, SEA vs. DAL.  Carson continues to be the lead back for the Seahawks and has already racked up three receiving TDs on the year. He can be trusted against a porous Dallas defense that has allowed an average of 110.5 rushing yards and a rushing TD per game. 18 Raheem Mostert, SF @ NYG.  If Mostert plays, he’ll get a chance to take on a Giants defense that is allowing 4.6 yards per carry to opposing RBs. Mostert is averaging 6.4 ypc, so expect him to rip off some more chunk plays depending on his injured knee. 19 Todd Gurley, ATL vs. CHI.  Gurley hasn’t done much yardage-wise through two games, as he has just 117 rushing yards and a single receiving yard. However, he is a TD threat for a very good Falcons offense that should see some red-zone opportunities against a Bears defense that has allowed 4.0 red-zone trips per game to start the season. 20 James Robinson, JAX vs. MIA 21 Mark Ingram, BAL vs. KC 22 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. CAR 23 David Johnson, HOU @ PIT 24 Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. WAS 25 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ CLE 26 JK Dobbins, BAL vs. KC 27 Leonard Fournette, TB @ DEN 28 Sony Michel, NE vs. LV 29 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. SF 30 Mike Davis, CAR @ LAC. Davis seems like the top candidate to replace Christian McCaffrey who is expected to miss multiple weeks with an ankle injury. This isn’t a good matchup for him, however, as the Chargers have been one of the best defenses against the run and have allowed a league-best 9.1 FPPG to RBs. They have allowed 12 receptions, good for sixth-most in the league, but it’s unclear if Davis will be able to take advantage of that. 31 Cam Akers, LAR @ BUF 32 Zack Moss, BUF vs. LAR 33 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ BUF 34 Frank Gore, NYJ @ IND 35 Ronald Jones II, TB @ DEN 36 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. LAR 37 D’Andre Swift, DET @ ARZ 38 Tarik Cohen, CHI @ ATL 39 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ JAX 40 James White, NE vs. LV 41 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. KC 42 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ BUF 43 Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NYG 44 Jordan Howard, MIA @ JAX 45 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ ARZ 46 Adrian Peterson, DET @ ARZ 47 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. SF 48 Matt Breida, MIA @ JAX 49 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. NYJ 50 Latavius Murray, NO vs. GB 51 Jamaal Williams, GB @ NO 52 Tevin Coleman, SF @ NYG 53 Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. DAL 54 Chris Thompson, JAX vs. MIA 55 LeSean McCoy, TB @ DEN 56 Boston Scott, PHI vs. CIN 57 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. TEN 58 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. TB 59 Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. DET 60 Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs. HOU 61 Darwin Thompson, KC @ BAL 62 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ PHI 63 Tony Pollard, DAL @ SEA 64 Peyton Barber, WAS @ CLE 65 Trenton Cannon, CAR @ LAC 66 Brian Hill, ATL vs. CHI 67 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. LV 68 Corey Clement, PHI vs. CIN 69 La’Mical Perine NYJ @ IND 70 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ CLE 71 Devontae Booker, LV @ NE 72 AJ Dillon, GB @ NO 73 Jalen Richard, LV @ NE

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Saquon, Giants’ Devastating Blow feat. Tiki Barber

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The Giants fell to 0-2 after losing 17-13 to the Bears in Chicago. They also lost star running back Saquon Barkley for the season with what is suspected to be a torn ACL. Barkley won’t be back until sometime next season in a devastating blow to the Giants backfield. To recap the game, the injury and where Big Blue is at right now, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Blue Rush” podcast with Paul Schwartz and two-time Super Bowl champion Lawrence Tynes.

The guys open the show with Tynes not being as positive as he was after last week’s loss. They discuss the bad first half and the feel in the locker room at halftime after they were down 17-0 and lost Barkley to a serious injury. Tynes loved Joe Judge carrying Barkley off the field and said it’s something he has never seen from a head coach before. The guys believe the Giants badly need to sign a running back and they should consider free agent Devonta Freeman as the top option. They break down the final drive, both of them not being confident that they were going to score. What were Daniel Jones and the offense doing not taking shots to the end zone, but getting three to four yards? Could Jones have ran the ball himself on the final play and got into the end zone? They then look at the Cowboys’ miraculous comeback win and what the heck happened on the onside kick. Also, Carson Wentz and the Eagles are in trouble right now.

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Former Pro Bowl Giants running back and co-host of “Tiki & Tierney” on CBS Sports Radio Tiki Barber then joins us. Barber talks about being devastated for Barkley and the Giants following his injury. He talks about the conversation he had when he met him where he said he would break all of Barber’s Giants records. The radio host also talks about all the injuries in the NFL this season, how he was able to barely miss any games in his career and he explains why he believes Barkley can come back from this and still be an elite player. Barber also gets into deciding to retire when his stats were still great, why the Giants would not have won the Super Bowl if he stayed, running the New York Marathon vs. playing in a football game and why Giants fans should stay positive, focusing on Jones being an athletic franchise quarterback.

Catch up on all episodes of “Blue Rush,” a New York Giants podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Lawrence Tynes and Paul Schwartz on Twitter @lt4kicks and @NYPost_Schwartz. The next episode of the show drops Thursday. 

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It was another goal-line play in the closing seconds between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, but this time the play call was to run the ball.

New quarterback Cam Newton tried a keeper with a touchdown needed to win Sunday night’s game, but he was stopped short of the end zone by two defenders in a 35-30 loss to the Seahawks.

“It was about what you would think it would be. We had one play to score and we tried to go with what we thought was our best play. What else is there to think about?” New England coach Bill Belichick said after the game.

Many fans doubtlessly were thinking about Super Bowl XLIX between the teams, when Seattle coach Pete Carroll bypassed a run play and called for quarterback Russell Wilson to throw a pass from the one, which was intercepted by defensive back Malcolm Butler to seal the victory for New England.

Newton, who is replacing Tom Brady this season after nine seasons with Carolina, had totaled 46 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns on the ground before the final play. But he was upended by Seattle defensive end L.J. Collier and safety Lano Hill to end the game.

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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is stopped at the goal line as time expires against the Seahawks.AP

“I just didn’t make everybody right and that’s the only thing I regret,” Newton said after the game. “In that type of situation, it’s humbling to be able to have the respect of a team to have the ball in my hands. I just have to deliver.

“Playing a fast defense like that, as soon as you guess, you’re wrong. I’ll definitely learn from this. The play was there. The play was there all game. Moving forward, we just got to scheme up things and being put in that situation again, hopefully we can have a better outcome… We put ourselves in position to win. When you do that, you’ve got to finish.”

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