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Chargers cook Cowboys
The Chargers helped their playoff case with a dominating 28-6 victory over the Cowboys in Dallas.
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PFT’s Week 12 picks
Say farewell to the bye weeks and hello of 16 games per weekend, for each of the final six weeks of the season. Which is good news for me, since I’ve got a 10-game deficit to close. Unfortunately,...
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Friday morning one-liners
A call for the Bills to throw deep more often. The Dolphins didn’t realize many gains from their 2017 offseason. The Patriots secondary has come together after a slow start. Losing CB Morris Claiborne...
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Jay Gruden: It’s always pretty when you win
The NFL closed out its slate of Thanksgiving games in Washington on Thursday night with a contest that was the football equivalent of picking at overcooked turkey and under-seasoned potatoes while your most...
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Everson Griffen watched birth of son via FaceTime before game
Getting a pair of sacks and beating the Lions wasn’t nearly the most exciting part of Everson Griffen‘s day. The Vikings defensive end watched his wife give birth to their third son via FaceTime...
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Dak Prescott: We need to find a way out of this funk
The Cowboys lost their third straight game on Thursday afternoon and they have scored a total of 22 points in those three games, so it’s no surprise that the offense was a major topic of conversation...
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Broncos cut a guy for being late, get in fights in practice
The Broncos did their best on Thanksgiving to prove they’re not soft. Perhaps someday it will carry over into a game. According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, an eventful day for the 3-7 Broncos...
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Philip Rivers: “Don’t try to run me off yet”
As he approaches his 36th birthday, on a team with mixed results that have matched his own at times this year, Philip Rivers heard people talking. But the Chargers quarterback gave some evidence Thursday...
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NFC playoff picture: Vikings have all but wrapped up the NFC North
The Vikings’ Thanksgiving win over the Lions was a big one in the NFC playoff picture. If the Lions had won, they would have been within a game of the division lead, and they would have owned the...
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Kirk Cousins, Jamison Crowder lead Washington to 20-10 victory over Giants
A 14-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Josh Doctson with 3:31 remaining lifted the Washington Redskins to a 20-10 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night. After a 33-yard Nick Rose field...
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Kerrigan set Redskins' tone on defense vs. Giants
Washington Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan recorded two sacks in a big 20-10 Thanksgiving victory over the New York Giants.
Crowder thankful to finally score touchdown
Redskins WR Jamison Crowder discusses his first TD of the season and the state of his knee after a 20-10 win over the Giants.
Kirk Cousins enjoys turkey after Thanksgiving win
After defeating the New York Giants on Thanksgiving, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and his teammates have some turkey.
Josh Doctson's clutch TD gives Redskins lead
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson brings down a 14-yard touchdown to give his team a 17-10 lead over the New York Giants.
Jerry Jones encourages players, backs coaches
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated the obvious after Thursday’s 28-6 loss to the Chargers. “We’re not a good team right now,” Jones said. However, instead of piling on after the Cowboys...
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Janoris Jenkins pick-six of Kirk Cousins ties game again
The New York Giants’ offense hasn’t been able to find the end zone yet tonight, but a big interception by Janoris Jenkins allowed them to draw even once again with the Washington Redskins late...
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Janoris Jenkins takes intercption to the house
New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins intercepted Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and tied the game with his impressive return.
Giants, Redskins trade field goals in lackluster first half
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants traded a pair of short field goals in taking a 3-3 tie into halftime on Thanksgiving night. Nine punts, a turnover on downs and two short field goals encapsulated...
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Jerry Jones: Full ownership to discuss Roger Goodell’s contract at December meeting
While Jerry Jones confirmed he is standing down in his threat to sue his fellow owners, don’t expect the Cowboys owner to go away quietly in his fight over the process for extending Roger Goodell...
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Mike Zimmer bites tongue on officiating gaffes
On Thanksgiving, the Vikings beat not only the 11 players in Honolulu blue and silver but also the folks in black and white stripes. At least three horrible calls from referee Tony Corrente’s crew...
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Tom Brady practices on a limited basis
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady popped up on the injury report Wednesday after missing practice with an Achilles injury. Amid reports he’ll play on Sunday despite the injury, Brady returned to practice...
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AFC playoff picture: Chargers moving up
In early October, only an idiot would have said the Chargers looked like a playoff team. In late November, the idiots are looking pretty smart. The Chargers’ Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys has them...
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Trent Williams, D.J. Fluker among several starting linemen inactive for Giants-Redskins
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants will each be without multiple starting offensive linemen Thanksgiving night. Washington declared left tackle Trent Williams (knee) and center Chase Roullier (hand...
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Chargers dominate Cowboys 28-6
The Cowboys, who haven’t made back-to-back playoff appearances since 2006-07, remain in the playoff hunt mathematically. But reality says they wrote their obit to this season on Thursday. The Chargers...
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Cowboys break touchdown drought to draw within 16-6
Stop the presses: The Cowboys finally scored a touchdown. They had gone 26 consecutive drives without a touchdown before Rod Smith ran it in from 2 yards out with 12:48 remaining Thursday. It cut the...
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Zack Martin in concussion protocol, will not return
Cowboys right guard Zack Martin will not return. He entered concussion protocol after a hit late in the first half. Joe Looney replaced Martin on the final series of the first half. Martin, center Travis...
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Chargers go up 9-0 on a Hunter Henry touchdown catch
The Chargers finally cashed in with a touchdown, though they continue to give away points, missing the PAT. Hunter Henry caught a 3-yard pass from Philip Rivers on the first possession of the second half....
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Chargers have dominated Cowboys, lead only 3-0 at half
The return of Tyron Smith did not help the Cowboys score. The All-Pro left tackle is playing — though the Cowboys lost All-Pro right guard Zack Martin in the second quarter to a possible concussion...
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Case Keenum enjoying incredible ride with Vikings
After Case Keenum led the Minnesota Vikings to their seventh-straight win, the QB shared a story about playing backyard football on Thanksgiving.
Matthew Stafford hobbles after Lions loss
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford somehow was able to finish the game on Thursday. The question now becomes whether he’ll be able to play in 10 days, when the Lions face the Ravens in Baltimore. Dave...
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Mike Williams out; Nick Novak questionable to return
Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams was carted off with a knee injury. The team downgraded him to out after initially listing him as questionable to return. Williams was limited in practice this week. He...
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How Kirk Cousins' dad helped son reach NFL
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and his dad discuss how the sport of football gave them a one-of-a-kind bond.
Vikings hang on to beat the Lions, for their seventh straight win
For all the talk about quarterback Case Keenum — and there should be plenty — the Vikings won this one they way they anticipated. In the end, it was the defense making plays when needed, as they hung on for...
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Lions hanging around, but Matthew Stafford goes down
The Lions are doing everything they can to hang around. They’re getting some help from the officials, but got a huge scare as they were making things close. Matthew Stafford just threw a 43-yard...
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Tyron Smith, Anthony Hitchens, Dan Bailey will play
The Cowboys get two of their Pro Bowl players back in action Thursday as left tackle Tyron Smith and kicker Dan Bailey will play. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens also is active. Smith missed the past two games...
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Vikings up 20-10 at halftime, but Lions show a pulse
The Lions are their own worst enemies at times, but the Vikings aren’t far behind on that list. Minnesota is off to a 20-10 lead at halftime over the Lions, who spent most of the first half burning...
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Everson Griffen would like some help naming a child
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen may have just paid a fee for crowd-sourcing the naming of his new child. After sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the second quarter, Griffen raised his...
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Adam Gase: Jay Cutler could play without practicing
The Dolphins aren’t able to give thanks for quarterback Jay Cutler‘s exit from the concussion protocol yet. Coach Adam Gase said on Thursday that there is nothing new to report on Cutler’s...
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Vikings stay hot on offense, take early lead on Lions
Teddy Bridgewater might never get his old job back. The Vikings continued to roll offensively with quarterback Case Keenum at the helm, driving right down the field for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead. Only Kai...
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Devonta Freeman back for limited practice Thursday
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman‘s recovery from a concussion took a step forward on Thursday. Freeman did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but coach Dan Quinn said that he would get in a...
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Bears place Leonard Floyd on injured reserve
Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd avoided a torn ACL when he hurt his knee in last Sunday’s loss to the Lions, but not a season-ending injury. Floyd was placed on injured reserve Thursday as a result of...
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Adam Thielen poised to become first 1,000-yard Vikings receiver since 2009
The Vikings know a thing or two about having great receivers. This year, they have two of them. And one of them is on the verge of doing something none of them has done since the team’s last...
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Mike Remmers inactive for Vikings, Ziggy Ansah in Lions lineup
Word on Thursday morning was that the Lions would get defensive end Ziggy Ansah back in the lineup against the Vikings and the team confirmed that’s the case with the release of their inactives 90...
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Travis Benjamin, Mike Williams expected to be in Chargers lineup
The Chargers have a pair of wide receivers listed as questionable on the injury report for Thursday afternoon’s game in Dallas, but it looks like Philip Rivers will have both of them available once...
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No Dwight Freeney for Detroit on Thursday
For most players who play on Thursdays, they get at least 96 hours between the end of one game and the start of another. For new Lions defensive end Dwight Freeney, the gap between the end of one game and...
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Ziggy Ansah expected to play for Lions
The Lions have played without defensive end Ziggy Ansah in the last two games, but it looks like he’ll be at the table on Thanksgiving. Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports that Ansah is expected to be...
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Bill Musgrave wants “cleaner” offensive approach for Broncos
Bill Musgrave will work his first game as Broncos offensive coordinator against the Raiders this Sunday and he outlined some of what he plans to do on Wednesday. Musgrave takes over for Mike McCoy, who was...
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Report: Darrelle Revis signed two-year deal, could make $10 million in 2018
Cornerback Darrelle Revis has signed with the Chiefs and will be playing for free for the next six weeks, but there’s a chance for more in the future. The Jets are paying Revis the $6 million in...
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Darrelle Revis excited about what he and Marcus Peters can do
The Chiefs dropped a Thanksgiving eve bombshell on the NFL with the announcement of a deal with cornerback Darrelle Revis, who has been out of the NFL since being released by the Jets ahead of the start of...
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Jalen Collins clears waivers
Jalen Collins is a talented young cornerback, but NFL teams have apparently decided he’s not worth the trouble. Collins, who was cut by the Falcons on Tuesday, cleared waivers on Wednesday. Picking...
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Thursday morning one-liners
Bills S Micah Hyde is earning notice for his strong play this season. The Dolphins are no strangers to LB drama this season. The Patriots make a bunch of trades, they don’t always work out. Jets RB...
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Browns actually still have a playoff chance — barely
On this day which we’re all reminded of our good fortune and many blessings, even the Browns have something to cling to. Even if it’s only a microscopic chance, they still have a chance....
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Second annual Thanksgiving edition of PFT Live starts at 6:00 a.m. ET
For the second straight year, the Vikings face the Lions on Thanksgiving. And, for the second straight year, PFT Live is coming at you live on Thanksgiving. It’s a #nodaysoff edition of the show....
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Seahawks’ Shaquill Griffin unlikely to play against 49ers due to concussion
Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin is unlikely to play this week against the San Francisco 49ers due to a concussion sustained Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Griffin was injured on the second...
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Jack Del Rio: Raiders needed defensive shake up in firing Ken Norton Jr.
Despite the fact that Jack Del Rio oversees a large chunk of the defensive side of the football in his role of head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he felt the struggles of the unit required a change in the...
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Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable to Thomas Rawls: “Don’t try so damn hard”
Thomas Rawls has just 125 rushing yards on 49 carries for the Seahawks this season. He was a healthy scratch for Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons as practice squad call-up Mike Davis...
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Bruce Irvin, Khalil Mack miss practice one day after Ken Norton’s firing
Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin expressed his displeasure with the firing of defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. by tweeting a one-word expletive in all caps. On Wednesday, he and defensive end Khalil Mack...
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The Butt Fumble, five years later
The NFL added a third Thanksgiving game in 2006, as part of the effort to boost NFL Network with a series of exclusive Thursday night games. From 2006 through 2011, the prime-time Thanksgiving game aired...
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The Wentz Wagon delivers plenty of Pro Bowl votes
Take a seat, #Tommy. There’s a new fan-favorite franchise quarterback in town. So far. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has emerged as the leading (so far) vote-getter for the Pro Bowl. Wentz has 273,...
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Breshad Perriman on benching: I don’t agree with it, but I understand it
Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t want receiver Breshad Perriman to be OK with his benching, and it turns out he isn’t. Perriman said today that he disagrees with the decision to make him...
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Jason Witten calls offensive meeting to discuss lack of points
Cowboys veteran Jason Witten called an offensive meeting this week to try to figure out how to get back on track. The Cowboys have scored only one touchdown in 23 drives over the past two games, and that...
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Dwight Freeney “confused” that Seahawks cut him, “excited” to play for Lions
Dwight Freeney is, at age 37, no longer an every-down player. But as a situational pass rusher, he was playing pretty well in Seattle this season. So his release yesterday came as a surprise. But Freeney...
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Dan Bailey anticipates kicking Thursday
Dan Bailey expects to play Thursday against the Chargers after missing four games rehabbing from a groin injury. The Cowboys’ kicker, the most accurate in NFL history, was injured kicking into the net...
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Darrelle Revis will be playing for free
Darrelle Revis will be playing again, and he’ll essentially be playing for free. With $6 million in guaranteed salary paid to him this year by the Jets, and with the Jets eligible for a dollar-for-...
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49ers claim Cassius Marsh off waivers from Patriots
The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Cassius Marsh off waivers from the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Patriots sent 2018 fifth- and seventh-round picks to the Seahawks for Marsh. He made 19...
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It’s the pre-Thanksgiving PFT PM
As you wrap up the truncated work week and prepare to eat so much that your calves become the size of tree trunks, make your way home or wherever it is you’re going with the Wednesday edition of the...
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Chiefs sign Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis is back. Revis, the veteran who was once the best cornerback in football, has signed with the Chiefs. “We’re excited to add Darrelle to the roster,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He has...
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Lions claim Dwight Freeney
Defensive end Dwight Freeney lost his job with the Seahawks on Tuesday, but another playoff contender in the NFC would like to add him to their defensive line. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Freeney has...
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Dirk Koetter won’t comment on Jameis Winston situation
The NFL is investigating Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston under the Personal Conduct Policy, based on allegations of groping from an unnamed Uber driver. The league is saying nothing about it, and...
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Tom Brady misses practice with Achilles injury
The Patriots’ injury report lists Tom Brady as not practicing with an injury to his Achilles. The quarterback is “fine,” reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, and Brady will start against the...
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Vance Joseph: We have to see where Paxton Lynch is as a quarterback
The Broncos officially named Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback on Wednesday and head coach Vance Joseph met with the media in the afternoon to answer questions about the decision to make a change from...
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C.J. Beathard will start for 49ers on Sunday
To no one’s surprise, Kyle Shanahan announced that C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday against the Seahawks. The rookie earned that in the 49ers’ most recent game,...
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Cardinals don’t expect anyone back from injured reserve
After Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said in late October that he doubted running back David Johnson would be able to return to action this season, Johnson said that he wouldn’t have a good idea about...
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Cam Newton limited in practice with right thumb injury
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a right thumb injury, but the team seems unconcerned. Coach Ron Rivera downplayed it as just soreness. Bill Voth of the team...
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Seahawks promote WR David Moore from practice squad
The Seahawks opened a roster spot on Tuesday when they waived defensive end Dwight Freeney and they filled it on Wednesday with a player from the other side of the ball. The team announced that wide...
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Key WR matchups to watch in Week 12
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has been frustrating to own in fantasy this season, but he should light up the Buccaneers' secondary.
Marcus Mariota has juicy matchup vs. Colts
Titans QB Marcus Mariota should pick apart a suspect Colts secondary, which makes him a safe bet in DFS.
Lions promote Christian Ringo to take Khyri Thornton’s spot
The Lions have promoted defensive tackle Christian Ringo from the practice squad. He takes Khyri Thornton‘s spot on the 53-player roster. The Packers selected Ringo in the sixth round of the 2015...
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Jerry Jones retreats while preparing to declare victory
So what does it mean for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to declare that he won’t sue over the Roger Goodell contract extension but nevertheless won’t be abandoning the fight? The smart (that leaves...
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Browns welcome Josh Gordon back to practice
Josh Gordon looked like Josh Gordon in his first regular season full-squad practice since December 26, 2014. The Browns wide receiver missed the past 448 days while suspended. Gordon, who put in some work...
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Bengals committed to Randy Bullock for “this week”
The Bengals are sticking with kicker Randy Bullock “this week,” which isn’t really a vote of confidence. Instead, Cincinnati, which has seen its kickers repeatedly miss kicks the past two...
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Ziggy Ansah questionable, Jamal Agnew out for Lions
The Lions will kick off the NFL’s Thanksgiving slate by hosting the Vikings and they may have defensive end Ziggy Ansah back in the lineup for the NFC North clash. Ansah missed the last two games with...
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Jordan Reed ruled out for Thursday night
When Redskins coach Jay Gruden spoke to the media on Wednesday, he said that tight end Jordan Reed would be a game-time decision for Thursday night’s matchup with the Giants. Gruden either misspoke,...
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Jacoby Brissett remains in concussion protocol
The Colts remain confident their quarterback will play Sunday, but Jacoby Brissett remains in concussion protocol, per Mike Chappell of Indianapolis’ CBS4. Coach Chuck Pagano said Brissett would...
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Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski not spotted at open portion of practice
The Patriots were without a couple of their biggest stars during the portion of Wednesday’s practice open to the media. Neither quarterback Tom Brady nor tight end Rob Gronkowski was spotted on the...
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Dolphins promote Neville Hewitt
The Dolphins promoted linebacker Neville Hewitt off the practice squad. Hewitt has spent the past six weeks on Miami’s practice squad. He also was with the Dolphins during the offseason and training camp....
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Chargers list seven as questionable for Thursday
The Chargers haven’t ruled out anyone for Thursday afternoon’s game against the Cowboys, but there are seven players who haven’t been ruled into the lineup either. All seven of those...
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Cowboys list Tyron Smith, La’el Collins as questionable
The Cowboys have been on the wrong side of lopsided losses without running back Ezekiel Elliott and left tackle Tyron Smith in the lineup the last two weeks. Elliott will be missing four more games while...
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Vikings enter Thanksgiving game healthy
For the second straight year, the Vikings will be playing the Lions on Thanksgiving. When the road team shows up for the game, it will have all of its players on the field, most likely. The final report has...
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Haloti Ngata is showing his value to the Lions in his absence
Haloti Ngata, the Lions’ big run-stuffing defensive tackle, was lost for the season to a torn biceps suffered in Detroit’s fifth game of the season. In his absence, Ngata has shown just how...
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Sterling Shepard questionable for Thanksgiving night
The Giants will be down two starters on the offensive line on Thursday night, but it remains to be seen if they’ll get wide receiver Sterling Shepard back for Thanksgiving. Shepard did not play...
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Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol
The Falcons are back on the practice field Wednesday, but one of their key offensive players remains out of action. Running back Devonta Freeman suffered a concussion in Week 10 against the Cowboys, did not...
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Bills say Kelvin Benjamin day-to-day with knee injury
Tyrod Taylor will be back at quarterback for the Bills this Sunday, but it remains to be seen whether he’ll have a full complement of receiving options. While Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin...
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Best of PFT: Broncos change quarterbacks again
The Broncos' decision to name Paxton Lynch the starter and the Raiders' coaching chaos highlight Wednesday's PFT Live show.
Tyrod Taylor: It’s been an interesting set of days
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor got benched by the Bills a week ago, but five Nathan Peterman interceptions in one half made it a short stay on the bench. Taylor played the second half of last Sunday’s loss...
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Bill Belichick getting Patriots ready for “outstanding” Dolphins quarterbacks
There have been a lot of adjectives used to describe the Dolphins quarterbacks this season, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick may be the first to use “outstanding” in his review of their work....
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The Josh Johnson era in Houston has come to an end
The Texans have apparently seen sufficient progress from the quarterback position that they only need two. The team announced a handful of transactions, including the release of quarterback Josh Johnson....
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Broncos officially name Paxton Lynch their starting QB
Tuesday afternoon saw several reports that the Broncos decided to make Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Raiders and the team made it official on Wednesday morning...
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Saints sign Dexter McDougle
The Saints are doubling down on cornerback additions after rookie standout Marshon Lattimore had to leave last Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. They brought back Sterling Moore and coach Sean...
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Tyler Lockett named NFC special teamer of the week
Seahawks kick returner Tyler Lockett didn’t break off a return for a touchdown in last Sunday night’s game, but he did his fair share to put the team in position for points. Lockett returned...
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Stephen Gostkowski named AFC special teams player of the week
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski seems to be back. Not that he really went far. Gostkowski was named AFC special teams player of the week, after his perfect day in the win over the Raiders in Mexico City...
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Nathan Peterman had a higher passer rating as a Chargers quarterback
The Bills have admitted the error of their ways and re-embraced quarterback Tyrod Taylor. To the extent that anyone in the organization remains in the general vicinity of the pro-Nathan Peterman camp,...
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Big Ben having a hard time with critics
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to fuel the circle of criticism and reaction around his play and his future.
Could Browns add Dorsey to front office?
Former Chiefs GM John Dorsey wants to return to the league and he makes a lot of sense for a Cleveland Browns front office lacking football minds.
Matthew Judon named AFC defensive player of the week
The Ravens pitched their third shutout of the season last Sunday and one of the players who helped put it together has been recognized as the AFC defensive player of the week. There were a few candidates on...
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Landon Collins named NFC defensive player of the week
The Giants haven’t had much to celebrate this season, but with a win comes nice things. Safety Landon Collins was named NFC defensive player of the week, after the Giants’ upset overtime win...
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Pats find potential long-term fixture in Cooks
Not every player fits in with the New England Patriots, but Brandin Cooks looks to be a long-term piece for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick & Co.
49ers helping Garoppolo by not playing him
The San Francisco 49ers' decision to take it slow with Jimmy Garoppolo could hurt the franchise during contract negotiations this offseason.
Will Steelers play down to Packers' level?
The Packers and Steelers are trending in opposite directions, but Pittsburgh must avoid playing to Green Bay's level if it wants to keep pace with New England.
Antonio Brown named AFC offensive player of the week
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown entered last Thursday’s game against the Titans with three touchdown catches on the year. He’ll enter this Sunday’s game against the Packers with six,...
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Mark Ingram named NFC offensive player of the week
It’s amazing to think, now, that the Saints went out and signed Adrian Peterson this offseason. Because they’re running it well now, with a draft pick and parts they had on hand. Veteran back...
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Can Saints make it nine straight wins vs. Rams?
The Saints are hoping to make it nine straight wins when they head to Los Angeles to face a Rams team looking to rebound off a poor performance.
NFL might go back to old national anthem policy
The NFL is reportedly considering going back to its old policy of having players wait inside the locker room during the national anthem.
Bills go back to Tyrod Taylor as starting quarterback
Bills coach Sean McDermott gave it a shot. At least he didn’t double down on his mistake. McDermott just told reporters he was going back to Tyrod Taylor as his starting quarterback this week against...
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Titans, Seahawks face critical games for playoffs
The Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks are two teams in need of a win on Sunday in order to remain in the thick of the playoff race.
Will Randy Moss get into HOF before Terrell Owens?
Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher were part of a group of NFL players to be named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Jones wants Goodell to be held accountable
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones won't sue the NFL over Roger Goodell's new contract but wants the commissioner to be held accountable.
Thanksgiving games important for playoff hopefuls
The Vikings and Lions showdown on Thanksgiving has a playoff feel while the Cowboys and Redskins are both hoping to revive their seasons.
Raiders' Jack Del Rio is on the hot seat
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is on the hot seat after Oakland's defense was embarrassed against the Patriots and the team fired DC Ken Norton.
Broncos' quarterback shuffle continues with Lynch
The Broncos' quarterback situation has gotten ugly quickly, and the decisions John Elway has made have put the franchise in this mess.
Jay Gruden: Giants’ problem is they lost the NFL’s best receiver, Odell Beckham
Washington coach Jay Gruden is preparing to face a 2-8 Giants team on Thanksgiving, and he thinks he knows why that Giants team is having such a disappointing season: Odell Beckham. Specifically, Gruden...
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Lions last had a 100-yard rusher on Thanksgiving in 2013
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said on Tuesday that he believes the running game is a quarterback’s “best friend,” which means that Matthew Stafford hasn’t enjoyed much kinship over the...
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President Trump doesn’t like NFL’s potential anthem solution
In 2009, the NFL decided to enhance its overt embrace of all things American by playing the national anthem after, not before, the players exited the locker room. According to Mark Maske of the Washington...
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Calais Campbell on facing Cardinals: I’m living in the moment
Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell says that this weekend’s game against the Cardinals is “not about me,” but he does have one individual goal in mind. Campbell wants to get wide...
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Cam Newton posts old mugshots, talks second chances
Sometimes Cam Newton can be an open book. Even if it’s hard to read the letters. The Panthers quarterback celebrated the Thanksgiving week by rehashing one of the worst days of his life, by posting...
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John Dorsey hopes to return to NFL in 2018
The Chiefs surprised many people when they fired General Manager John Dorsey in June and replaced him with his deputy Brett Veach, including Dorsey himself. Dorsey said he was “just a caretaker,...
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Some think Darnold, Rosen should stay in school
When it comes to the draft, the best prospects of a given year go early, regardless of whether they’re prospects who are likely to become great players. This year, two of the quarterbacks perceived to...
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Eli Manning fired up the troops before last week’s win
With the Giants riding high on a one-game winning streak, they’re looking for motivation wherever they can get it. And they got some of it last week from a guy who isn’t exactly a yeller and...
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Ben Roethlisberger insists he cares very much, thank you very much
Ben Roethlisberger has a problem with people who extrapolated his own offseason musings about retirement into the idea he doesn’t care as much about the game. And even though the topic began with his...
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Wednesday morning one-liners
The Patriots’ defense is giving up 282 passing yards per game, most in the NFL. The Bills’ defense has forced an NFL-high 20 fumbles. Dolphins RB Damien Williams has a 69-yard run this year but...
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Lions waive defensive tackle Khyri Thornton
The Detroit Lions waived veteran defensive tackle Khyri Thornton on Tuesday. Thornton had recorded just three tackles in four games since returning to the roster from suspension last month. He played 68...
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Charges dropped against Sam Adams in tax fraud case
Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sam Adams had charges against him dropped in a case where he was alleged to have committed tax evasion and wage theft while running six northwest health clubs. “My wife...
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Luke Joeckel expected back this week for Seahawks, Oday Aboushi out with dislocated shoulder
While the Seahawks had several more players go down with injuries Monday night against Atlanta, they appear set to get a member of their starting offensive line back this week. Left guard Luke Joeckel has...
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Jerry Jones says he won’t sue over Goodell contract
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension. Jones won’t be following through on it. Jones told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that no lawsuit...
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Browns’ woes are starting to impact attendance
The Factory of Sadness is losing customers. With one win in the first 26 games of the latest reboot, Browns fans are getting to the point where they’ve had enough. According to Kevin Kleps of Crain...
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Chris Johnson criticizes Cardinals on social media
Chris Johnson has become one of the Cardinals’ biggest critics since he lost his job to Adrian Peterson on Oct. 10. He criticized the team’s play calling and offensive line play after Arizona...
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Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray...
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Aaron Jones on his arrest: I made a mistake and take full responsibility
Aaron Jones wouldn’t answer questions about his Oct. 2 arrest, but the Packers rookie running back did apologize in a statement Tuesday. “I owe an apology to my family, teammates, coaches, the...
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Report: Trevor Siemian will back up Paxton Lynch
As the Broncos’ quarterback carousel turns: It was reported earlier Tuesday that Paxton Lynch will become the team’s third starting quarterback this season. Mike Klis of 9News now reports that...
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John Lynch on Jimmy Garoppolo: We don’t want to rush it
The 49ers repeatedly have stated they traded for Jimmy Garoppolo with an eye on the future, and General Manager John Lynch made it clear again Tuesday that the team is in no hurry to play their new...
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Tuesday’s PFT PM has Telvin Smith, Ricky Jean Francois
We apologize in advance for Tuesday’s extended PFT PM podcast, but we don’t apologize for the quality of the guests: Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith and Patriots defensive lineman (and budding...
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Patriots waive Cassius Marsh
The Patriots traded for defensive end Cassius Marsh before the start of the regular season, but they’ve decided that his time with the team is over with six more games left on the schedule. Field...
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Seahawks cut Dwight Freeney
Dwight Freeney, the longtime defensive end with a Hall of Fame resume, may have hit the end of the road. Freeney was cut by the Seahawks today. The 37-year-old Freeney had three sacks in four games this...
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Report: Officials erred in safety ruling, costing Miami two points
First, it was Tennessee that got jobbed by officials. Then, it was Washington. Now, we find out the Dolphins did, too. Needless to say, it was not a good weekend for the league’s officiating crews...
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Raiders fire Ken Norton Jr., promote John Pagano to defensive coordinator
The Raiders have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, and now they’re making a coordinator change. Head coach Jack Del Rio has fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and will replace him with...
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Texans claim Andre Ellington
Duke Ellington remains a free agent, but two other Ellingtons now call Houston home. The Texans signed wide receiver Bruce Ellington as a free agent this summer and now they’ve added running back...
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Bengals re-sign Pat Sims, waive Josh Tupou
The Bengals re-signed defensive tackle Pat Sims on Tuesday. They waived defensive tackle Josh Tupou in a corresponding move. Cincinnati waived Sims on Saturday, and he cleared waivers Monday. The 10-year...
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Falcons cut Jalen Collins
The Falcons are saying goodbye to a talented but troubled cornerback. Jalen Collins has been released, the Falcons announced. Collins hasn’t played at all this season and his 10-game suspension for a...
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Alshon Jeffery claims his Super Bowl guarantee traveled with him
When he said it in Chicago in January, it was crazy talk. But now that he’s in Philadelphia, Alshon Jeffery looks like a prophet. The Eagles wide receiver can laugh about it now, now that he’s...
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Jean Francois working on picking up Pats' playbook
Ricky Jean Francois talks about the transition he's going through since joining the Patriots and the difficulties in playing in Mexico City.
Shawn Lauvao heads to injured reserve
The injured reserve list in Washington continued to grow on Tuesday afternoon. Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced on Tuesday morning that center Spencer Long, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and running back...
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Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos this week
The Broncos will have a new offensive coordinator when they face the Raiders in Oakland. They’ll reportedly have a new quarterback as well. According to multiple reports, the team plans to have Paxton...
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Jaguars' trust in each other paying off in big way
Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith explains how the team has matured as the season progresses and the impact Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin have had on the organization.
Kirk Cousins, Mike Mularkey are right about officiating
When it comes to player and coaching errors, NFL teams have no choice but to be transparent; they regularly face the media, starting with the moments after the game in which they made the mistake about...
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John Elway on Broncos being soft: I’d put myself at the front
Broncos General Manager John Elway made headlines late last week when he said that the Broncos “got a little bit soft” after opening the season 3-1 and expressed his dismay about the team not...
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Browns sign Justin Currie, promote Tyrone Holmes
The Browns signed defensive back Justin Currie and promoted defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes from the practice squad. In corresponding moves, they placed defensive linemen Jamie Meder and Emmanuel Ogbah on...
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Tahir Whitehead on whether he intentionally stepped on Charles Leno: I’m not that kind of guy
Tahir Whitehead‘s wife and coach spoke for him earlier Monday, denying the Lions linebacker intentionally stepped on Bears offensive tackle Charles Leno. Whitehead gave his explanation during the team...
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Sterling Shepard still not feeling well, sits out practice
Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard didn’t play in the team’s 12-9 overtime win over the Chiefs last Sunday as a result of migraine headaches that led the team to make him a Saturday addition...
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Steelers have confidence in Chris Hubbard with Marcus Gilbert out
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he had “no reaction” to Marcus Gilbert‘s four-game suspension. That’s because he has faith in Chris Hubbard to fill in at right tackle. “...
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Browns are terrible against the spread, too
The Browns are, for the second year in a row, the worst team in the NFL. But they’re also, for the second year in a row, the worst team in the NFL to bet on. The Browns are an NFL-worst 2-8 against...
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JuJu Smith-Schuster dealing with hamstring issue
The Steelers are keeping an eye on wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, as he deals with a hamstring issue at a time when rookies aren’t used to still playing. Via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Steelers...
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Samaje Perine highlights best adds for Week 12
Samaje Perine, who has the Washington Redskins backfield all to himself, is among the top fantasy football waiver wire adds for Week 12.
Cardinals adding a wideout from the practice squad
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expressed dissatisfaction with the play of the team’s wide receivers after Sunday’s loss to the Texans and General Manager Steve Keim followed that up on Monday by...
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Jerry Jones apparently wants to disband the Compensation Committee
The NFL’s Compensation Committee has told Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (once again) to abandon his effort to delay or derail the contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones clearly isn...
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Mike Zimmer confirms it’s still Case Keenum’s show
After quarterback Case Keenum directed the Vikings to another win against the Rams last Sunday, coach Mike Zimmer said it will be “hard to yank” Keenum out of the lineup after a couple of weeks...
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Best of PFT: Falcons hold off Wilson, Seahawks
From the Falcons' near collapse to John Elway's ability to evaluate quarterbacks, check out the best of PFT Live from Tuesday.
49ers waive Datone Jones
Defensive lineman Datone Jones‘ stay with the 49ers lasted less than a month. The 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have waived Jones. They’re the third team to part ways with Jones this year...
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John Lynch “really pleased” with Carlos Hyde
The 49ers made a big trade this season when they acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots, but there was also some talk about possible interest in sending one of their players elsewhere before...
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Washington putting three on injured reserve
Faced with a short week and a growing list of injuries, Washington cleared three roster spots Tuesday. Coach Jay Gruden told reporters they were placing running back Chris Thompson, wide receiver Terrelle...
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Texans promoting Cobi Hamilton from practice squad
The Texans are dealing with a couple of injuries at wide receiver and they’ll be adding another one to the active roster ahead of next Monday’s game against the Ravens. Aaron Wilson of the...
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Week 11 power rankings
1. Eagles (9-1; last week No. 1): Step One for making the no-kicker strategy work? Get Carson Wentz to play quarterback. 2. Patriots (8-2; No. 2): La puerta esta abierta for a Super Bowl win. 3. Steelers (8...
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Tahir Whitehead’s wife, coach say he didn’t purposely step on Charles Leno
Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead stepped on the leg of Bears offensive lineman Charles Leno on Sunday, and there have been some suggestions in Chicago that it was intentional — suggestions that are...
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Is Kirk Cousins right about grounding call?
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says that Sunday's intentional grounding call may cost Washington more than just a win.
Broncos' struggles should fall on John Elway
The Denver Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and he likely won't be the only scapegoat to take the blame for John Elway's mistakes.
Are Falcons finally over Super Bowl collapse?
The Falcons continue to make questionable decisions late in games and were lucky that it didn't cost them a win against the Seahawks.
Wilson breaks loose in MNF loss to Falcons
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put up some big numbers in Seattle's loss to the Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Seahawks in precarious position after Falcons loss
Even with Russell Wilson pulling rabbits out of his hat, the Seattle Seahawks couldn't get out of their own way Monday night.
Eagles take gamble with no kicker
Philadelphia lost their kicker to a head injury last week and have yet to announce a replacement.
Steelers activate Cameron Sutton from injured reserve
The Steelers will have a fresh face in their secondary when they take the field against the Packers on Sunday night. The team announced on Tuesday that they have activated rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton...
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Brissett gets chance to audition for 2018 job
Jacoby Brissett appears set to return to the Colts' season and could show QB-needy teams he's worth starting in 2018 or 2019.
Westbrook could provide Jags boost on offense
Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook may not have lived up to his lofty expectations in his debut, but he showed enough that he could become a factor on offense.
NFC wild card race gets muddy after Falcons win
The Eagles, Saints, Rams and Vikings appear set at the top of the NFC, but the Falcons, Seahawks and even the Packers figure to make the end of the season interesting.
Travel, international trip could trip up Pats
After a game in Denver, a week at the Air Force Academy and a game in the high altitude of Mexico City, the New England Patriots are feeling a little spent.
Bruce Arians shifts blame away from himself
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians may have realized his job is on the line when he decided to publicly move blame from himself to his players.
Tyler Lockett’s 197 kickoff return yards were the most since last year’s rule change
The NFL changed the touchback rule last year in an effort to cut down on kickoff returns, and it has resulted in far fewer long kickoff returns. More returners are keeping the ball in the end zone now that...
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Seahawks not dominant team they used to be
After falling to the Falcons, the Seahawks proved once again that they are not the physical force that they were in the recent past.
Sean Lee won’t play Thursday, other injured Cowboys have a chance
The Cowboys won’t be giving thanks for linebacker Sean Lee‘s return to the lineup on Thursday. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during a Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan that Lee will not be...
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Blair Walsh: In hindsight, I would have driven it more
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wasn’t the only member of the organization who opted to be both literal and philosophical after a Monday night blunder. Kicker Blair Walsh, the reigning admiral of the...
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Mularkey is right, refs must be held accountable
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey is spot on when he says that NFL officials need to be held publicly accountable for mistakes.
What is the best team in the AFC West?
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers are two of the best teams in the AFC West, but which will take the crown?
Delanie Walker: Frustrating that we’re not scoring more points
The Titans are 6-4 and holding strong odds for their first postseason berth since 2008, but it’s fair to say that the season hasn’t gone as hoped on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback...
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Julio Jones: Falcons “getting our swagger” back
The hangover lasted for months, and didn’t look like it was ever going to subside. But after winning back-to-back games for the first time since their 3-0 start, the Falcons are beginning to regain...
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Eagles playing wait-and-see at kicker, may keep going for two
The Eagles haven’t really ruled anything out at kicker this week, including not using one all that much. Well, actually, that’s not true. They have ruled out using a linebacker again. With Jake...
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Colts think Jacoby Brissett will be ready to start Sunday
The Colts think they came out of their bye week with their starting quarterback healthy and ready to go. Then again, they thought they were coming out of their offseason with their starting quarterback...
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Dede Westbrook fell short of goal, but Doug Marrone liked what he saw
Jaguars rookie wide receiver missed the first nine games of the season after undergoing core muscle surgery, but the time on the shelf didn’t stop him from setting a big goal for his regular season...
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John Harbaugh: Ryan Jensen was trying to hold Kenny Clark up
Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix called Ravens center Ryan Jensen “trash” and a “dirty player” on Sunday and accused Jensen of hitting defensive tackle Kenny Clark once Clark was...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
Quarterback isn’t the only spot where the Bills have been struggling. Dolphins linebackers have fallen short in pass defense. No challenger emerged for the Patriots in the AFC East this season. Jets...
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NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out
Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside...
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Vance Joseph: Firing Mike McCoy about increasing passing efficiency
The Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday in a move that was foreshadowed by a report of dissatisfaction with his performance that surfaced before the team extended its losing steak to...
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