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Saints promote David Parry, re-sign Darryl Tapp
The Saints made two moves on their defensive line, according to the league’s official transactions report. They promoted defensive tackle David Parry from the practice squad and re-signed defensive...
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Ricky Jean Francois back with Packers
The Packers released defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois after the first game of the regular season, but his departure proved to be a brief one. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers are...
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Corey Davis won’t play for Titans this week
The Titans promoted a wide receiver from their practice squad on Wednesday and it looks like Zach Pascal will get an immediate chance to play. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday that wide receiver...
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London games have never matched two teams with winning records
The NFL is back in London on Sunday, and once again it’s for something less than a marquee game. This week it’s the 2-0 Ravens against the 1-1 Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, and that means that...
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Eagles claim S Trae Elston
The Eagles opened the day with injury issues in their secondary and an open roster spot. They’ll open Thursday with those same injured defensive backs, but the roster will be back to 53 players. The...
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Chargers place Chris Hairston on non-football illness list, sign Tyler Marz
The Chargers announced they have placed offensive lineman Chris Hairston on the non-football illness list, ending his season. They will sign offensive lineman Tyler Marz off the Titans’ practice squad...
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Sam Bradford, Anthony Barr limited in Vikings practice
When Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford spoke to the media on Wednesday, he said he would be taking part in practice in hopes of making it back into the lineup against the Buccaneers this weekend. The Vikings...
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Joe Thomas hopes he’s still a Brown when the Browns become competitive
Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has made it through 10 years of futility in Cleveland. Thomas hopes he’s still there when the payoff comes. “Well, there’s definitely a concern there,” Thomas said...
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Isaiah Crowell would like the ball more
Browns running back Isaiah Crowell took a step forward in his third season when he averaged 4.8 yards per carry on his way to a career-high 952 rushing yards, but he hasn’t exactly picked up where he...
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Mike Wallace complaining but not complaining about not getting the ball
Mike Wallace is playing the hits in Baltimore. The veteran receiver has developed a knack for complaining about not getting the football without really complaining. It’s a tendency that usually...
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Chance Warmack will replace Isaac Seumalo at left guard for Eagles
The Eagles said one thing and apparently are doing another. After Eagles coach Doug Perderson and offensive coordinator Frank Reich both gave Isaac Seumalo a vote of confidence, the Eagles are replacing him...
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Will Fuller won’t play this week
The Texans got wide receiver Will Fuller back on the practice field this week, but they’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get him back into game action. Fuller broke his collarbone during...
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Hue Jackson: Myles Garrett has made huge progress
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has yet to make his regular season debut, but the moment appears to be drawing closer. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Garrett has the protective boot off of...
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Kyle Shanahan: 49ers need Brian Hoyer to step up
Who knows what the 49ers thought they were getting in Brian Hoyer, but it’s safe to say they expected more than they have gotten so far. The 49ers quarterback has had the worst back-to-back games of...
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Eddie Lacy regrets weight clause
The contract that Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy signed with the Seahawks contains a clause that pays him $55,000 for complying with each of seven different weight targets. Lacy initially saw it as a...
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Sam Bradford: Knee just didn’t feel right last Sunday
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is taking part in practice on Wednesday in what will be the first step in determining whether he will be able to return to action after sitting out last Sunday’s loss...
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Eric Winston on NFLPA executive director job: “This isn’t a public office”
The NFL Players Association has decided to keep executive director DeMaurice Smith via a new process adopted by the union since the last time Smith was appointed to a three-year term. Some (specifically...
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Alfred Blue returns to practice for first time in almost a month
Texans running back Alfred Blue returned to practice Wednesday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Blue had not practiced since spraining his ankle in a joint practice with the Saints on...
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Jets acting owner says they’re not tanking, just having “growing pains”
Christopher Johnson’s keeping an eye on the Jets while his brother Woody’s working as an ambassador. And like his brother, he rejected the notion that his team is losing on purpose. “It...
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Adam Gase: Players who step outside the team culture can be forgiven
The Dolphins suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons on Tuesday, three days after he left the team without notice while they were in Los Angeles to face the Chargers. The team announced the ban as an...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick contributed to Texans defensive end J.J. Watt‘s Hurricane relief fund. Brady donated $100,000, and Belichick gave $50,000. “That’s...
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Chiefs take over top spot in power rankings
The Chiefs moved to the top spot in this week's Power Rankings on the strength of huge performances by Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce.
Lions bring back George Johnson
The Lions have bolstered their defensive line by bringing back a former member of the team. Defensive end George Johnson spent the 2014 season with the Lions and recorded six sacks in a reserve role. He was...
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Cardinals bring back linebacker Philip Wheeler again
Philip Wheeler just signed up for another round of roster roulette in Arizona. Via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals have brought the veteran linebacker back to the roster again. The Cards...
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Titans place Aaron Wallace on IR, promote a receiver
The Titans made a roster move on Wednesday that added another receiver to the offense at the expense of an injured linebacker. The team has placed Aaron Wallace on injured reserve due to a back injury. Wide...
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Best of PFT: McAdoo's QB criticism not warranted
New York Giants Ben McAdoo's public criticism of Eli Manning might back fire considering how often star quarterbacks are criticized.
Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, Dont’a Hightower practicing for Patriots
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said on Monday that the groin injury that knocked him out of last Sunday’s win over the Saints was nothing serious and Wednesday provided more evidence of that....
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Thomas hopes he can experience winning with Browns
Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas admits it's funny to be a part of trade rumors every year but also acknowledges he'd like to win with his team before he retires.
Browns' Thomas: Bad celebrations should be fined
Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas doesn't believe a bad celebration should affect the outcome of an NFL game and believes it should be handled by fines and coaching staffs instead.
Thomas: College O-linemen are unprepared
Joe Thomas believes the reason NFL offensive lines have struggled recently is because colleges have gone away from pro-style offenses.
Sam Bradford “doing good,” remains day-to-day
When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer last addressed quarterback Sam Bradford‘s condition, he said Bradford was fine but that he had no idea when Bradford might return to action. Bradford is dealing with a...
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Browns' Thomas not thinking about retirement yet
Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas isn't sure when he will retire, but will miss the NFL when his career comes to a close.
Andrew Luck’s not practicing this week, either
With every passing week, the decision by the Colts to not leave quarterback Andrew Luck on the physically unable to perform list begins to look more and more dubious. Via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis...
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Belichick uses golf example to explain poor offensive line play
Poor overall play can be traced to poor offensive play which can be traced to poor offensive line play. And that, in the opinion of many, can be traced to limited opportunities to practice playing on the...
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Anthony Lynn: We’re not the same old Chargers
The Chargers lost their first game of the season 24-21 after a field goal attempt on the last play of the game was blocked and they lost in Week Two by blowing a 17-10 lead in the second half before...
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NFL hopes CBA extension talks will commence soon
The NFL Players Association has decided to keep executive director DeMaurice Smith. The NFL hopes that the certainty that arises from thIS decision will spark talks on an extension of the Collective...
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Richard Sherman: At the end of the day, defense knows it’s on us
Perceived friction between the offense and defense in Seattle was a popular topic of conversation around the Seahawks this offseason with cornerback Richard Sherman playing a starring role as one of the...
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Texans sign cornerback Johnthan Banks
The Texans have had a crash course this season in injuries clumping up at certain positions, and now they have a transaction that reflects a pair of them. The team announced that they had signed cornerback...
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NFL won’t apply “false deadlines” to potential commencement of Elliott suspension
The NFL is still waiting for a ruling on its “emergency” motion to stay the injunction that blocks the Ezekiel Elliott suspension. The fact that a ruling hasn’t been issued five days after...
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Carl Johnson will continue to work despite domestic violence investigation
NFL official Carl Johnson is under investigation after a former girlfriend accused him of domestic violence, but he will continue to work. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that while everyone is covered by...
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Is RG3's time with Redskins hurting his future?
Robert Griffin III is still waiting for a call from an NFL team, which is surprising considering the quarterback play in the NFL recently.
NFL reviewing whether Mexico City game can go on after earthquake
An earthquake that has killed more than 200 people in Mexico City has the NFL reviewing whether it can play there in two months. NFL V.P. for International Mark Waller said today that the league is looking...
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Jay Z reportedly turns down Super Bowl halftime show
The Super Bowl is looming, which means that the announcement of a musical act for halftime of the game is coming. TheSource.com reports that Jay Z has declined an opportunity to do the honors during...
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Winston: Mehri didn't move needle for players
NFLPA president Eric Winston talks about how the voting that kept DeMaurice Smith as executive director of the NFLPA and future labor talks with the league.
Pats' Butler potentially on trade block
New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler is in the final year of his contract and could be apart of trade discussions.
Term of De Smith’s new deal has not yet been determined
The NFLPA’s selection committee has decided to extend the contract of executive director DeMaurice Smith. The union has not yet decided whether it will be a three- or five-year extension. NFLPA...
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Marcell Dareus, Cordy Glenn not practicing Wednesday
The Bills are dealing with injuries on both the offensive and defensive lines as they head toward Sunday’s matchup with the Broncos. Coach Sean McDermott announced on Wednesday morning that defensive...
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September is NFL's new preseason as scoring dips
NFL scoring is at its lowest in 20 years and Mike Florio believes that a reduction of offseason workouts is to blame.
Cowboys' Jones needs to hold Elliott accountable
Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott will continue to act like a diva unless Jerry Jones finally makes him responsible for his actions.
Why didn't Ben McAdoo cover for Eli Manning?
New York Giants' coach Ben McAdoo did not need to publicly rip Eli Manning, raising questions about his leadership as coach.
Cody Parkey kicks way to AFC special teams player of the week
The kicking carousel in the NFL can move in strange ways, as illustrated by the sequence of events that led Cody Parkey to the Dolphins this season. The Dolphins once cut Caleb Sturgis in order to make...
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Punt return TD makes Jamal Agnew top NFC special teamer of the week
The Lions are 2-0 after beating the Giants on the road on Monday night with the help of a big play from rookie Jamal Agnew. Agnew caught a Brad Wing punt on his own 12-yard-line early in the fourth quarter...
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TNF games aren't about preparation
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stressed the importance of not feeling sorry for yourself on a short week leading up to Thursday Night Football.
Chris Jones named AFC defensive player of the week
Chris Jones nearly single-handedly beat the Eagles last week, so it made sense to hand him some hardware. The Chiefs defensive end was named AFC defensive player of the week, after dominating the Eagles. He...
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James Harrison might not play that much in 2017
James Harrison didn't see the field in Week 2 and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said there will be a time during the season when they'll call on Harrison.
J.J. Nelson named NFC offensive player of the week
The Cardinals were down 13-3 in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Colts and needed someone to provide them with an offensive spark if they were going to win the game. They got that...
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Desmond Trufant named NFC defensive player of the week
Desmond Trufant missed the Falcons’ Super Bowl run last year because of a pectoral injury. He’s making up for lost time this season. The Falcons cornerback was named NFC defensive player of the...
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Giants' offense could look different very soon
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is considering handing over his play-calling responsibilities on offense after a 24-10 loss to the Lions in Week 2.
NFLPA, Smith in it for the long haul
The NFLPA is locked in with DeMaurice Smith on the next labor deal and Mike Florio expects them to keep him on for one more three-year term beyond this extension.
Lions' Caldwell should test NFL coaching market
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is confident he'll get a new contract if the team continues to do well, but he should seriously consider testing the market.
Charles Tillman attempting to become FBI agent
Charles Tillman has figured out what to do after his playing career: join the FBI.
Eagles' secondary is major cause for concern
The Eagles secondary is running out of healthy bodies, which means a trade for someone like Malcolm Butler might be in the cards.
Tom Brady named AFC offensive player of the week
Pity the team that catches Tom Brady after a bad week. The Saints bore the brunt of the Patriots’ quarterback’s poor opener, and Brady was rewarded for it Wednesday. Brady was named AFC...
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Jerry Jones: Dak won't be sidelined in Week 3
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says that Dak Prescott's ankle will be fine for their Week 3 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
RG3 breaking his silence won't get him a job
Robert Griffin III will remain out of the NFL because of his inability to stay healthy and understand the team dynamics.
Gurley, Rams have work to do to reach potential
Todd Gurley is showing glimpses of stardom after a disappointing 2016, but the running back and Los Angeles Rams still have things to work on to reach their potential.
Bills bring two back to fill roster spots
The Bills brought back two familiar faces to fill their available roster spots. The team announced they signed safety Robert Blanton and defensive tackle Deandre Coleman. Coleman made the Bills roster to...
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Trent Williams says his marijuana use was for pain management
Marijuana isn’t the boogeyman it used to be in society, and the NFL is slowly moving toward the point of admitting they need to research it more. And stories like Washington tackle Trent Williams...
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Todd Gurley happy to be making highlight reels again
During his rookie season, Rams running back Todd Gurley made a lot of highlight reels while running for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games but he wasn’t featured too prominently in those...
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Chris Harris: Playing without T.J. Ward is still hard
The Broncos’ defense has played well after cutting safety T.J. Ward just before the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t missed him. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said...
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Santana Moss: RG3’s issues with coaches are why he’s not playing anymore
Santana Moss says he’s just trying to level with Robert Griffin III. After a war of words erupted between Moss and Griffin, Moss went on CSN Mid Atlantic and said that Griffin needs to understand that...
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Belichick’s Patriots have lost five times to rookie quarterbacks
Yes, the Patriots have defeated rookie quarterbacks fifteen times under coach Bill Belichick. But, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, they’ve also lost to rookie signal-callers five times. While 15-5 is an...
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Eagles secondary short on healthy bodies
The Eagles played without cornerback Ronald Darby in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs and they appear to be on track to adding to the list of injured defensive backs on the inactive list for this...
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Jim Caldwell on contract: If we win, everything takes care of itself
In March, Lions coach Jim Caldwell was asked about his lack of a contract beyond the 2017 season and he said he wasn’t worried about it. Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden did some worrying about it for...
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The Bucs have a strange weakness: Case Keenum
If Sam Bradford remains fine, but not the kind of fine that can actually play in football games, the Vikings may still be fine. In part, because backup quarterback Case Keenum kind of owns the Buccaneers....
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Wednesday morning one-liners
The Patriots have the worst defense in the NFL, according to the stats at Football Outsiders. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi had 122 yards in the opener, giving him the best yards per game average of any running...
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Giants coach Ben McAdoo considering giving up play-calling duties
Ben McAdoo was hired because he was supposedly good at offense. The Giants have not been good at offense. So the second-year head coach is considering making “drastic” changes this week, which...
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Joe Thomas on Zeke Elliott: “You have to learn how to lose”
Much has been said by many about Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s lack of hustle following the Chris Harris Jr. interception on Sunday, from wagging fingers to making excuses to many things in...
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Saints cornerback Sterling Moore suffers pectoral injury
This is exactly what the Saints don’t need, an injury to a member of the league’s worst defense. According to Josh Katzenstein of the of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints cornerback...
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Seahawks’ Paul Richardson caught game-winning TD after dislocating finger
Wide receiver Paul Richardson caught the game-winning touchdown pass for the Seattle Seahawks in their 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Richardson managed to do so despite dislocating his...
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Terrelle Pryor asks Cody Davis not to hit him in the knees
With just under seven minutes remaining in Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor caught a 9-yard pass from Kirk Cousins that was negated by a holding...
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Broncos’ Brandon Marshall chides fans on Twitter confusing him for Giants’ Brandon Marshall
While New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall was catching just one pass for 17 yards and dropping a critical throw in Monday night’s loss to the Detroit Lions, fans began tweeting their...
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Seahawks insist Eddie Lacy still has role after being healthy scratch
It was a bit surprising to see Eddie Lacy among Seattle’s seven inactives for Sunday’s 12-9 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Lacy was a healthy scratch for Seattle as the Seahawks had just...
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Huge Wednesday PFT Live is coming
Wednesday’s PFT Live features not one or two but three guests who also are current players. Relevant and impactful players, too. In addition to a two-part visit with Browns tackle Joe Thomas, Chiefs...
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Deshaun Watson could make things interesting in New England
The Texans get yet another crack at the Patriots with yet another quarterback. Maybe this time it will be different. Apart from the fact that the New England defense has struggled relative to its past...
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Fifth Circuit ruling in Ezekiel Elliott case could come at any time, in theory
The NFL had asked for a ruling on the question of whether the injunction blocking Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension as soon as Tuesday. Tuesday is nearly over, and there’s been no ruling. As one...
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NFLPA re-appoints De Smith executive director
The campaign is over before it even really began. The NFL Players Association selection committee has unanimously determined to keep DeMaurice Smith as the executive director, consistent with a process that...
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Tiki, Ronde Barber to team up for a game on FOX
Tiki Barber retired a decade ago to much fanfare and a multi-platform media gig with NBC. It didn’t go well. Identical twin brother Ronde Barber retired amid much less fanfare, and he has carved out a...
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Jaquiski Tartt, Jimmie Ward expected to start at safety for 49ers
The 49ers are banged up at safety. The good news is: San Francisco expects Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward to start Thursday against the Rams. Tartt, who has a neck injury, and Ward, who has a hamstring...
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Texans reportedly will sign Johnthan Banks
The Texans are expected to sign cornerback Johnthan Banks, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Houston also worked out defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptise, Corey White, Josh Thornton and B....
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Seahawks promote Garrison Smith, waive David Bass
The Seahawks promoted defensive lineman Garrison Smith from their practice squad, waiving defensive end David Bass in a corresponding move. Smith played in three games last season after the Seahawks claimed...
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Saints trade Stephone Anthony to Dolphins
Two years after taking him in the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints are moving on from linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony has been traded from New Orleans to Miami for an undisclosed 2018 draft...
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Former NFL player blames limited time in pads for the league’s wretched OL play
Derrick Deese spent 11 seasons in the NFL, playing every position on the offensive line at one time or another. He has never seen offensive line play this wretched. Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers and...
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Eli Manning: I can handle Ben McAdoo’s criticism
Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s criticism of quarterback Eli Manning for a delay of game penalty that led the Giants to give up trying for a touchdown in favor of kicking a field goal on fourth down 10...
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Chiefs' Jones: I'm always looking for a challenge
Chiefs' Chris Jones talks about his historic game against the Eagles and how he has thrived bringing down more mobile quarterbacks.
Bad look from Ben McAdoo in calling out Eli Manning
For at least one night, Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s hairstyle was only his second-worst look. McAdoo had no qualms about publicly calling out quarterback Eli Manning for a delay-of-game penalty that...
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Ben McAdoo: We aren’t the first good team to start 0-2
The Giants honored their 2007 team during Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Lions and their presence may have been on current head coach Ben McAdoo’s mind when he met with the media on Tuesday....
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Harris: Cowboys WRs not as good as PIT, OAK
Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. discusses Denver's defensive outlook, their stellar play against the Cowboys, including shutting down Ezekiel Elliott and expectations for Trevor Siemian.
Bills release two, including Jelani Jenkins
Jelani Jenkins‘ stay with the Bills was a short one, and he may not have broken a sweat. The Bills announced they cut the veteran linebacker, who was signed last week but was inactive for their game...
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Cowboys waive Jayrone Elliott to activate Damontre Moore
Jayrone Elliott‘s stay with the Cowboys didn’t last long. They waived the linebacker Tuesday after only two weeks to make room for the return of defensive end Damontre Moore from the reserve/...
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Jaguars claim Jaelen Strong
Jaelen Strong doesn’t play for the Texans anymore, but he’s staying in the AFC South. According to multiple reports, the Jaguars claimed Strong off of waivers a day after the Texans cut him...
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22 minute conversation with Joe Thomas is coming
Browns tackle Joe Thomas has put together an impressive 10,000-plus streak of snaps. He also has accomplished an impressive run of interviews in the aftermath of his ironman streak. The tour included an...
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Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely
The Miami Dolphins have made a decision regarding linebacker Lawrence Timmons. And it’s an aggressive one. The Dolphins have announced that Timmons has been suspended indefinitely. As a practical...
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Jets waive Kalif Raymond
The Jets are making a change at punt returner. Kalif Raymond filled the role during the first two games of the season after being claimed off of waivers from the Broncos, but the Jets announced on Tuesday...
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Browns put Corey Coleman on injured reserve
Browns receiver Corey Coleman will miss at least half the season. The Browns announced today that they have placed Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand. Under NFL rules, they could bring him back...
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Washington still waiting for Josh Doctson to get healthy enough to contribute
A week ago former Washington wide receiver Santana Moss said Josh Doctson “might be the best receiver on this team.” The problem is: Doctson hasn’t played enough to prove that. Doctson, a...
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Reuben Foster gets boot off injured ankle
The 49ers played without linebacker Reuben Foster in last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, but the first-round pick appears to be making good progress in his recovery from a high ankle sprain. Matt...
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Cravens' lack of interest problematic for WAS
The Washington Redskins move with Su'a Cravens indicates that there is something larger going on in the locker room.
Browns' Higgins a must-add with top WR potential
Roto's Raymond Summerlin takes a look at the top three waiver pickups for Week 3, including RB Chris Carson and dark horse WR Rashard Higgins.
Report: Charles Tillman training to join FBI
Football players wind up doing a wide variety of things once their playing days are over with coaching and broadcasting serving as popular post-retirement choices. Former Bears and Panthers cornerback...
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Bears waiving wide receiver Tanner Gentry
The Bears are waiving wide receiver Tanner Gentry, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Chicago hopes to re-sign Gentry to the practice squad, per Jahns. The Bears already have lost receivers...
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Joe Thomas opens up about Browns, playing career
Browns' Joe Thomas opens up about life in the NFL, how he's maintained his longevity in the league and the Browns.
Panthers place Greg Olsen on injured reserve, expecting him to return later this season
The Panthers placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve, expecting him to return later this season. “The only thing that he has to do now is heal,” trainer Ryan Vermillion said, via Ian...
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Mike Tomlin: There will be a time we call on James Harrison
James Harrison was in uniform for the Steelers on Sunday, but he didn’t play a snap in the victory over the Browns as Pittsburgh turned to Anthony Chickillo when T.J. Watt left with a groin injury....
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Offenses are struggling, but rookies aren’t
Touchdowns are down through two weeks of the NFL season, but first-year players are making an impact offensively. According to the NFL, rookies have accounted for 2,733 yards from scrimmage this season, the...
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Cardinals release Jim Dray
The Cardinals released tight end Jim Dray, the team announced Tuesday. They signed Dray on Friday because of injuries to tight ends Jermaine Gresham (ribs) and Troy Niklas (hip). Niklas ended up playing in...
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Panthers promoting rookie fullback Alex Armah
The Panthers know they’re going to be without tight end Greg Olsen for some time, after the Pro Bowler broke his foot Sunday and had surgery Monday. And while there’s no replacing him in the...
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Matt Patricia on Malcolm Butler: It’s all about this year
In the season opener, Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler was on the field for every defensive snap of a 42-27 loss to the Chiefs. Butler’s playing time dropped to 75 percent of the snaps against the...
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With 10th career pick-six, Aqib Talib is No. 4 all-time
When Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib picked off a pass in one end zone and raced 103 yards to the other end zone on Sunday, he joined some very select company. That pick-six was Talib’s 10th career...
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RG3: I was put in an impossible situation because Mike Shanahan never wanted me
After spending most of this year unemployed and silent, Robert Griffin III decided this morning to speak up and give his side of the story of his career. Spurred by former teammate Santana Moss ripping him...
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Tyler Boyd not sure why Bengals sat him last week
With the firing of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday, there wasn’t much attention paid to wide receiver Tyler Boyd being a healthy scratch for Thursday night’s loss to the Texans. The...
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A.J. McCarron smart about support for Dalton
Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron was strategic in telling fans to support current QB Andy Dalton.
Manning should acknowledge McAdoo is right
Ben McAdoo's comments about Eli Manning were spot on, but Kurt Warner thinks the Giants head coach should have addressed some of it internally.
Best of PFT: Giants' McAdoo on hot seat after loss
The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys' offensive struggles lead off the NFL headlines of Week 2.
Joe Thomas: Luck played big role in snaps streak
Browns' Joe Thomas talks about his streak of consecutive snaps and how he's dealt with the quarterback shuffle in Cleveland.
Report: NFL official Carl Johnson under investigation for domestic violence
It appears the NFL has another domestic violence case to sort out, although this one doesn’t involve a player. TMZ reports that line judge and former NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson is...
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Ravens fill the roster spots for last week’s injuries
The Ravens are 2-0 and that’s great, but they lost one of their best players last week, when guard Marshal Yanda was lost for the season with a broken leg. Tuesday, they went about the mundane...
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Santana Moss says RG3 celebrated Shanahan firing, RG3 calls Moss a liar
Former Washington teammates Santana Moss and Robert Griffin III are feuding over the departure of their former coach, Mike Shanahan. Moss went on 106.7 The Fan and said that Griffin was celebrating when...
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Jerry Jones confirms his role in Goodell extension talks
Much has been said about the role of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the negotiation of a new contract for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. During a Tuesday appearance on 105.3 the Fan in Dallas, Jones said...
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OC's comments about Martellus Bennett alarming
Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has had issues with drops in the early season and comments from Green Bay's offensive coordinator are not confidence-inspiring.
Browns have pressure to win as road favorites
The Cleveland Browns now have some expectations to win this weekend as they are listed as a road favorite against the struggling Indianapolis Colts.
Buccaneers were without cannons last week, but they’re coming back
It wasn’t that the Buccaneers offense was quiet Sunday. But when they return home, they’ll definitely have more firepower. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the signature pirate-...
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Week Two power rankings
1. Raiders (2-0; previously No. 2): Marshawn should polish up on his breakdancing because it feels like 1983 all over again the Raiders. 2. Chiefs (2-0; No. 3): If Spencer Ware hadn’t gotten injured,...
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Beckham Jr. back but not back in MNF loss
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned to the field in limited action on Monday night and didn't quite look like his normal self.
Darius Slay: Lions defense is for real
Much of the focus after Monday night’s game was on doling out blame for the play of the hapless Giants offense, but they weren’t playing against air. They were playing against a defense that has...
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Lynch addition an escape from reality for fans
The addition of Marshawn Lynch has distracted Oakland Raiders' fans from the reality that they won't be in Oakland for much longer.
Cravens' lack of interest problematic for WAS
The Washington Redskins move with Su'a Cravens indicates that there is something larger going on in the locker room.
Freeney could provide boost to Falcons' pass rush
Dwight Freeney is the pass rusher the Atlanta Falcons need while Vic Beasley recovers from his hamstring injury.
Bruce Arians may need to alter coaching approach
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians didn't hesitate to criticize Carson Palmer following Sunday's game against the Colts.
Time is now for Andy Dalton to prove something
The Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton finds himself among quarterbacks whose job is in jeopardy in the early season.
What 0-2 team will make the playoffs?
There has always been a 0-2 team that makes the playoffs, but could this be the year that one doesn't?
NFL shouldn't follow CFL on banning contact
The quality of the NFL has been diminished based on the lack of contact that players can have on the field.
Lions issue MNF smackdown on Giants
The Detroit Lions have jumped out to a quick 2-0 start with a dominating win over the New York Giants.
Jerry Jones defends Ezekiel Elliott’s lack of effort by pointing to other Cowboys
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has become a lightning rod for criticism after a perceived (actual) lack of effort following a pair of interceptions on Sunday. Owner Jerry Jones has opted not to join...
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Is criticism of Elliott's effort being overblown?
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been the subject of serious scrutiny after appearing to quit on a couple of plays in Sunday's blowout loss.
Chris Long donating six game checks to fund scholarships in Charlottesville
After a man drove his car into a group of people protesting a gathering of white supremacists and killed a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia this August, Eagles defensive end and Charlottesville resident...
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Enough blame to go around with Giants
The New York Giants have excess weapons on offense but questions remain after a second straight week of serious struggles.
Chiefs C Mitch Morse doesn’t need foot surgery
The Chiefs will be without their starting center for a little while, but he’ll avoid a trip to the operating room. Mitch Morse had to leave Sunday’s game against the Eagles due to a foot injury...
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Chargers program has unfortunate typo
The Chargers’ return to L.A. isn’t going well, in more than a few ways. Here’s a gaffe noted by Bob Ley of ESPN, via SportsBusiness Daily: The official program at the first regular-season...
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Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone
NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this...
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In-game migraine was one of DeShone Kizer’s “biggest fears”
Browns rookie DeShone Kizer missed a portion of Sunday’s loss to the Ravens while being treated for a migraine headache that came on during the first quarter of the game. Kizer said he started...
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Martellus Bennett having a “fundamental” problem with drops
At a time when the Packers are looking for reliable receiving targets, one of the ones they thought they could count on has been less than reliable. Veteran tight end Martellus Bennett is off to a slow...
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Falcons talk to Dwight Freeney, but no plans to bring him back right now
A report on Monday indicated Falcons pass rusher Vic Beasley will miss about a month after hurting his hamstring in Sunday night’s win over the Packers, but coach Dan Quinn didn’t go that far...
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Chargers still riding with Younghoe Koo
The Chargers’ first two games have ended in similar fashion. An attempt to tie the Broncos in the opener fizzled when Younghoe Koo had a 44-yard field goal try blocked and an attempt to beat the...
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Lamarr Houston working out for Saints
In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
The Bills lost in Week Two, but they can build off their defensive effort. A call for the Dolphins to come to a quick resolution regarding LB Lawrence Timmons. WR Phillip Dorsett hopes he feels well enough...
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AJ McCarron: Andy Dalton is Bengals QB, “ride with him”
With one shoe already falling in Cincinnati, the backup shoe is trying to stop the avalanche of criticism. Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron rode to the defense of starter Andy Dalton, and said there’s...
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Which 0-2 team will make the playoffs?
Week Two officially is over, and more than 25 percent of the NFL has fallen to an 0-2 start. Since, on average, one of every eight 0-2 teams makes it to the playoffs, one of these sad sacks will scratch and...
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49ers won’t have Eric Reid Thursday
The 49ers had safety Eric Reid listed as a non-participant on their injury report from an imaginary practice on Monday and Reid will remain out when they play an actual game on Thursday. Reid hurt his knee...
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Browns favored for first time since 2015
Breaking news: The Cleveland Browns are actually favored to win a game. The Browns opened as a 2.5-point favorite over the Colts on Sunday at Indianapolis. That marks the first time the Browns have been...
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Justin Pugh: Bash all of us, not just Ereck Flowers
The Giants’ decision to stand pat on the offensive line this offseason was questioned by many outside observers and the reason why was on display against the Lions on Monday night. Pass rushers flowed...
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Ziggy Ansah has already passed last year’s sack total
Not every star coming off an injury had a quiet night in a losing effort. For Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, his three-sack performance against the Giants was a reminder of the kind of pass-rusher he...
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Odell Beckham’s back, but not all the way back
Odell Beckham showed last night the difference between being on the field and being back. The Giants wide receiver did play, but he wasn’t himself in his team’s 24-10 loss to the Lions. “I...
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Ben McAdoo on delay of game penalty: “Sloppy quarterback play”
Facing a fourth-and-goal at the Lions’ 2-yard line in the third quarter, Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made a decision to go for a touchdown instead of settling for a 20-yard field goal try. The plan...
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Giants head coach Ben McAdoo: “Put this game on me”
The New York Giants find themselves in an early hole this season after losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions to open the season. Monday night’s loss to the Lions was a particularly sloppy...
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NFL players can begin voting on DeMaurice Smith extension Tuesday
Player leaders of the union can begin voting Tuesday on whether to retain DeMaurice Smith as executive director without opposition, Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported. The vote is scheduled to take...
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Matthew Stafford throws two touchdowns as Lions get 24-10 win over Giants
Matthew Stafford tossed a pair of touchdowns to Eric Ebron and Marvin Jones, and Jamal Agnew returned a punt for an 88-yard touchdown as the Detroit Lions improved to 2-0 with a 24-10 victory over the New...
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Jimmy Graham dealing with ankle injury for Seahawks
Through two games this season, Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham has four catches for nine yards on a total of 10 targets. While an ankle injury sustained in the second quarter of Sunday’s 12-9...
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Jarrad Davis leaves with concussion
Lions middle linebacker Jarrad Davis was hit in the head on a block in the back that wasn’t called. He immediately grabbed his helmet. He was evaluated for a concussion. Although the Lions announced...
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Jamal Agnew returns a punt 88 yards for a touchdown
Jamal Agnew probably shouldn’t have gone the distance, but he did. The Lions fifth-round draft pick took a punt 88 yards for a touchdown to give Detroit a two-score lead with 12:56 left in the fourth...
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Giants offense continues struggles, down 17-7 at halftime
The Giants got a lift when star receiver Odell Beckham was active for Monday night’s game, but his return didn’t do much to spark their offense in the first half. The Giants, who scored only...
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Evan Engram scores first touchdown, gets celebration penalty
Evan Engram caught his first career touchdown catch, but the Giants rookie tight end can expect a chewing out for what he did after that. Engram grabbed his crotch after the 18-yard score. That remains a...
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Bobby Hart leaves with ankle injury, will not return
Giants right tackle Bobby Hart was a full participate in Saturday’s practice, so they expected him to play against the Lions. He started but re-injured his ankle on the team’s first offensive...
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Corey Coleman underwent successful surgery
Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman underwent successful surgery on his right hand, the team announced Monday night. Dr. Kevin Malone, the University Hospitals Chief Hand Surgeon, repaired a fractured...
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Gerald Everett has a thigh injury
One of the bright spots in Sunday’s loss by the Rams was the performance of rookie tight end Gerald Everett, who caught three passes for 95 yards. He emerged from the game with a thigh injury. It...
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Rob Gronkowski unconcerned about groin injury, calling it “nothing serious”
Rob Gronkowski called it “another Monday,” meaning he worked out, watched film and feels good. The Patriots star tight end injured his groin in Sunday’s game against the Saints but...
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Cowboys-Broncos storm delay helps FOX cruise to ratings win
Lengthy weather delays during NFL games can be good for business, especially when they happen during a nationally-televised game that creeps into prime time. Via Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, Sunday...
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Odell Beckham is active for Giants, but Janoris Jenkins is inactive
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham returned to practice last week. He’s playing Monday night. Beckham was not among the team’s inactives. The receiver made it obvious he was playing during...
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Will Fuller practices for first time since breaking collarbone
Texans receiver Will Fuller practiced for the first time since breaking his collarbone Aug. 2, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. It remains unclear whether Fuller will play Sunday, though...
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Su’a Cravens may still show up on Tuesday
Things are about to get even more interesting, and potentially messy, between Washington and safety Su'a Cravens. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cravens may still report to the team on...
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Texans move on from Jaelen Strong
The Texans need receivers, but they decided they don’t need Jaelen Strong. Strong was cut on Monday. The third-round pick in 2015 played on Thursday night in Cincinnati, but he caught no passes. For...
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Jason Garrett will talk to Ezekiel Elliott about effort on two interceptions
While discussing Sunday’s loss by the Cowboys in Denver on NFL Network, Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson was highly critical of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Tomlinson said he...
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Colts sign receiver Matt Hazel, waive Darnell Sankey
The Colts signed receiver Matt Hazel, waiving inside linebacker Darnell Sankey in a corresponding move. The team had signed Sankey and waived Hazel on Saturday because of injuries to two inside linebackers...
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Ezekiel Elliott case on the tee for a Fifth Circuit ruling
A dizzying array of court filings over the past few days has led to one very clear and simple point: The ball is on the tee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to issue a ruling on the NFL...
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Su’a Cravens officially ruled out for 2017 season
So much for a return of Su'a Cravens. After a report this weekend that Cravens could return to the team as soon as Tuesday, Washington today announced that Cravens has been officially ruled out for the...
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DeMarco Murray remains Titans starting running back
Derrick Henry ran for a career-best 92 yards after DeMarco Murray left with a tight hamstring Sunday. But Murray will retain his starting job, coach Mike Mularkey said Monday. “I still do,” Mularkey said,...
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Logan Ryan on Jaguars: They don’t have a lot of confidence in their QB situation
The Jaguars will go only as quarterback Blake Bortles goes. With the running game rolling in the season opener, Bortles’ 11-for-21 for 125 yards and a touchdown was good enough against the Texans. He...
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Dolphins haven’t made any decisions about Lawrence Timmons
The mystery of Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons continues to deepen not resolve. Despite reports suggesting that Timmons will return to the Dolphins and, presumably, everything will continue as if...
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Colts rule out Andrew Luck for Week Three
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss his third straight game this week. The Colts announced that Luck has been ruled out for their Sunday afternoon home game against the Browns. Luck has yet to play or...
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Giants call up linebacker with B.J. Goodson hurt
The Giants listed three players as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Lions and a roster move they made on Monday afternoon may provide hints about the status of at least one of them....
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Washington escapes serious injury, with Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed listed as day to day
Jay Gruden offered good news on the Washington injury front Monday: Running back Rob Kelley and tight end Jordan Reed are day to day. Washington feared a fractured rib for Kelley, who left Sunday’s...
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Jay Gruden hasn’t heard anything from or about Su’a Cravens
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported over the weekend that safety Su'a Cravens was planning to end his two-week absence from work by reporting to Washington this week. As part of that report, Rapoport...
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NFL monitoring CFL’s ban on contact practices, but change is unlikely
Don’t expect the NFL to follow the CFL’s lead in banning contact at practices. Although the NFL is eager to see the results of the CFL’s new policy preventing any contact practices during...
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Colts name Robert Mathis pass rush consultant
Robert Mathis has been working with Colts players this offseason, and today, the team formalized the arrangement. The retired pass-rusher was named pass rush consultant/player development, which probably...
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Corey Coleman to undergo surgery on his hand
Browns receiver Corey Coleman will need surgery to repair his right hand, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Josina Anderson of ESPN reported earlier Monday that a hand specialist...
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Report: Sam Bradford believed to have bone bruise
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer assured the world that quarterback Sam Bradford is “fine” after Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, which likely came as a surprise to those who watched Case Keenum...
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San Diego restaurant offering free tacos for Chargers losses
The Chargers may be having a hard time winning hearts in Los Angeles. But at least they’re still filling stomachs in San Diego. According to ABC 10 in San Diego, the owner of El Pollo Grill will give...
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