Schefter says sources report that doctors are “controlling and limiting” Shazier’s movement as he continues his recovery.

Only Jay Williams, among ESPN’s analysts, gave court-storming — now almost obligatory with TV’s presence and encouragement — the thumbs-down as clearly dangerous.

Williams, the former Duke star, spoke from hard-earned empirical wisdom: His NBA career ended after one season due to a motorcycle accident.

So the NBA on Monday had its most uncivilized day of the season: 21 technical fouls, five ejections and a postgame attempt by several Rockets, apparently looking to rumble, to storm the Clippers’ locker room, resulting in two suspensions.

The team announced Thursday that Shazier had undergone spinal stabilization surgery the day before in Pittsburgh.

Although the team did not provide details of the surgery, or Shazier’s prognosis, such procedures typically involve fusing vertebra together with rods and screws. Dr. David Chao, an orthopedic surgeon who writes on medical issues for the San Diego Union-Tribune, wrote Thursday that the surgery is not unexpected, but “does not rule Shazier out from football in the future.”

“But without a doubt he is done for the season. Fusion takes 4-6 months for recovery,” Chao wrote.

Some things have remained the same, such as the Browns struggling at 0-4, the 49ers and their rookies at GM and head coach working through growing pains at 0-4, the Packers prolific on offense and the Chiefs kings of the regular season as the only undefeated team remaining at 4-0.

It’s funny how things turn out in sports. Before the season, there was speculation that the Bills, like the Jets, were tanking to position themselves for a high draft pick so they could pick a top quarterback.

There were reports that the team was trying to part ways with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, they let Pro Bowl caliber cornerback Stephon Gilmore and linebacker Zach Brown go in the offseason and traded away receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby.

Well, look who’s in first place in the AFC East at 3-1 with a chance to go to 4-1 with a game Sunday in Cincinnati against the 1-3 Bengals?

This will be a fascinating draft for quarterbacks, with opinions all Cheap NFL Jerseys over the board for virtually every quarterback in consideration to be taken in the first round. In fact, it wouldn’t be shocking to see as many as four or five teams come Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys out of the draft feeling like they got their top option at the position.

Bortles, Garoppolo and Cohen among top fantasy football free-agent finds for Week 15

Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys (27.4 percent): The good from Smith was evident on Sunday: He posted a career day with 33 fantasy points, led by an 81-yard touchdown catch. The trickier part is this: Alfred Morris is still the likelier bet to lead the team in rushes in Week 15 and Ezekiel Elliott is set to return in Week 16. But, for Week 15, he’s an add to consider in a deeper league with PPR scoring.

Matthew Stafford had a brilliant second half going in Baltimore last week before he hurt his throwing hand. If this goes the way of his injured thumb in the final week of last season, the Lions can count on watching the playoffs this time instead of slipping in at the end. Having said that, the Bucs looked barely better with a healed Jameis Winston last week than they had without him, and that has bad short- and long-term implications for him, the franchise and coach Dirk Koetter.

So why is this a good deal? The White Sox really had just two backup catchers on the roster in Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith and neither has much power (White Sox catchers finished tied for 27th with just 10 home runs). The overall offense wasn’t awful as Narvaez draws a lot of walks, but Castillo provides depth and is a relative bargain at $7.5 million per season. Plus, with a two-year deal, he becomes potential trade bait at this deadline, next offseason or next year. Teams are always looking for a catcher. Prospect Zack Collins played at Class A, so he’s two years away from Basketball Jerseys the majors, and that’s assuming he stays behind the plate. — Schoenfield

Even the Titans likely are surprised to see themselves in Cheap NFL Jerseys first place this late in the season; they struggled too much against the Colts last week, and Marcus Mariota has suddenly turned into a pick machine.