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Dolphins confirm multiple cracked ribs for Jay Cutler
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase provided an update about quarterback Jay Cutler‘s condition on Monday and confirmed that Cutler suffered “multiple cracked ribs” on a hit by Jets linebacker...
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Duane Brown: I’m ready, just here to work
Left tackle Duane Brown reported to the Texans on Monday, ending a long holdout that didn’t result in a new contract before it came to an end. Brown didn’t delve into the financial aspect of his...
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Report: Browns lose Joe Thomas for season to torn triceps
Joe Thomas’s season is over. Thomas tore his left triceps on Sunday. Although some reports have said Thomas is still evaluating his options, one source is saying Thomas has already been ruled out for...
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Report: Steelers “certainly” have no plans to trade Martavis Bryant
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant took to social media on Sunday night with a suggestion that he’d prefer to be playing for someone other than the Steelers that comes a week after reports that Bryant...
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Ron Rivera is all-in with offensive coordinator Mike Shula
Panthers coach Ron Rivera promoted Mike Shula from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in 2013, when his own job was under scrutiny. And he’s apparently going to continue to repay the loyalty...
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Report: Martavis Bryant absent from Steelers meetings today
If the Cubs were still playing, we’d suggest looking at Wrigley Field. Or possibly the art museum. Or Chez Quis. Or hijacking a float in a parade. Either way, Martavais Bryant is taking a day off. Via...
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Patriots can’t go to film for parts of game because of fog
When NFL coaches don’t feel like answering a question about a particular event in a game, they’ll often use “I’ll have to look at the film,” as a dodge. Bill Belichick’s...
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Report: Dan Bailey to miss several weeks with groin injury
The Cowboys turned to safety Jeff Heath as a fill-in for kicker Dan Bailey during Sunday’s game against the 49ers and Heath made a couple of extra points during the 40-10 victory. Bailey injured his...
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Ravens sign tight end Gavin Escobar
As the Ravens slowly run out of people to throw the ball to, they’re giving a former second-round pick a shot. The Ravens announced they are signing former Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar, and...
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Blake Bortles says Jags wanted to break some tendencies on offense
The Jaguars have relied on the ground game to move the ball on offense this season, which has led defenses to crowd the box in hopes of keeping them from moving the ball effectively. That extra attention...
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Steelers and Lions clash on SNF
The Steelers travel to Detroit to face the Lions on Sunday Night Football.
Dirk Koetter: When you’re losing games, team can shatter from inside out
The Buccaneers rallied from 11 points down to take a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bills, but it was a short-lived advantage. The Bills drove for a quick...
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Vikings don’t want to expose Bridgewater to slippery field in London
Lost in the fact that Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to practice but not play is the reality that, for the kind of injury Bridgewater sustained (and in light of the position he plays...
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Dolphins will have to finesse QB situation
With Matt Moore stepping in and leading the Dolphins to a win in Week 7, Miami is faced with a tough and fragile quarterback situation.
Best of PFT: Patriots, Belichick are a machine
The Patriots cruised to a 23-7 win over the Falcons in a Super Bowl LI rematch and in doing so, proved why they're still a championship favorite.
Ezekiel Elliott gets another week, at least
The Dallas Cowboys will continue to have the benefit of the services of running back Ezekiel Elliott, for at least another week. Via multiple reports, Judge Katherine Polk Failla has refused the league...
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Wentz can solidify MVP creds vs. Redskins
The Philadelphia Eagles' Monday night showdown with the Washington Redskins could feature a lot of points, thanks in part to MVP candidate Carson Wentz.
It's clear Martavis Bryant wants out of Pittsburgh
Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant deleted an Instagram comment that made it obvious he is looking for a way out of Pittsburgh.
Browns' problems still start from the top down
The Cleveland Browns attempted to turn their franchise around with baseball analytics guru Paul DePodesta, but no progress has been made.
Are the Panthers true Super Bowl contenders?
The Panthers have shown they can compete with elite teams this season, but a blowout loss to the Bears is a cause for concern.
Duane Brown returns to the Texans
The Texans’ suddenly hot offense just got a key player back. Texans left tackle Duane Brown ended his holdout and re-joined the team this morning, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Brown is healthy...
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Broncos' lack of offensive momentum alarming
The Denver Broncos were shutout for the first time since 1992, which should be concerning for Trevor Siemian.
Chuck Pagano’s seat is growing hotter by the day
Chuck Pagano is in his sixth season as the Colts’ head coach, and there’s growing talk that it should and will be his last. After the Colts were embarrassed 27-0 by the Jaguars yesterday, much...
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Zeke looks likely to play entire season
The soaring L.A. Rams, troubled Green Bay Packers and Ezekiel Elliott's again-delayed suspension highlight the Week 7 edition of Snap Judgments.
Palmer injury defeats Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals finally appeared to have things figured out, but with Carson Palmer's injury, that's all up in the air now.
Shanahan exit, SB loss weighing down Falcons
Without former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the Atlanta Falcons can't seem to find their footing amidst a clear Super Bowl hangover.
Dallas Cowboys annihilate 49ers thanks to Zeke
Ezekiel Elliott racked up some serious points against the 49ers, while O.J. Howard made his mark in Tampa Bay.
Vikings stacking up injuries on offensive line
The Vikings can’t seem to keep quarterbacks upright. But they’re having problems now keeping the guys who keep the quarterback healthy on the field. The 5-2 Vikings finished yesterday’s...
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Sean McVay: We haven’t arrived by any stretch
The Rams took the Cardinals apart in London on Sunday afternoon for a 33-0 win that gave them a 5-2 record for the first time in 14 years and continued a rousing start to head coach Sean McVay’s...
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Landon Collins: Simultaneous possession call was “crazy”
The Seahawks were up 10-7 on the Giants in the second half of Sunday’s game when Eli Manning lost a fumble to give them the ball on the Giants’ 38-yard-line. It would be 17-7 Seahawks after one...
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John Fox is an offensive wizard, obviously
After yesterday’s games, there can be no more doubt as to the owner of the keenest offensive mind in the NFL. That’s right: Bears head coach John Fox. The veteran head coach presided over a...
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President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem
President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for...
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Report: Marcus Peters to help Marshawn Lynch in suspension appeal
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected from last Thursday’s game against the Chiefs and suspended on Friday for making contact with an official after he sprinted on the field during a post-...
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Monday morning one-liners
WR Deonte Thompson played a big role in Sunday’s Bills win. DE Cameron Wake had some big plays in the Dolphins’ comeback win. The Patriots put their four-headed backfield to work on Sunday night...
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Martavis Bryant needs to pipe down
Last week, Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant managed to pull off the “Flick? Flick who?” routine when reports emerged that he wants out of Pittsburgh, possibly due in part to assurances he was...
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Tom Brady: Fog looked cool on TV, but didn’t affect much
The fog rolled into Gillette Stadium on Sunday night to give a different look to the matchup between the Patriots and Falcons than we got when they met at Super Bowl LI in Houston in February. While any...
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Doug Baldwin apologizes for shoving assistant Tom Cable
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin wasn’t trying to harm assistant coach Tom Cable, he was just trying to interrupt him. But he apologized for a shove that was caught by television cameras, and...
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Le’Veon Bell blasts Vontaze Burfict: He’s got to go, NFL can’t condone this
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is fed up with Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. After Burfict kicked at the head of Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in a pileup during Sunday’s game, Bell...
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Cam Newton: “We will and have to be better” offensively
The Panthers held an NFL opponent to 153 yards, and that opponent’s starting quarterback (who played the whole game) to four completed passes. So the fact they lost anyway is going to be bothersome,...
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Sean Payton promised Saints pedicures if they wore right cleats at Lambeau
The list of famous motivational speeches in football have come from many sources and covered many topics, but there wasn’t much history of pedicures figuring into the mix until Sunday. Coach Sean...
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Joe Mixon wonders why the Bengals stopped running the ball
The Bengals traded touchdowns with the Steelers in the first half of Sunday’s game, scoring on a pair of drives that saw them give the ball to rookie running back Joe Mixon seven times on the way to...
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Le’Veon Bell’s stiff-arm game is strong, as is his game
Le'Veon Bell isn’t quite sure what happened. And Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick might not be either. But the Steelers running back had another amazing day, which included a signature play in...
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Falcons offense looking for answers after fizzling again
The Falcons offense was the main driver of the team’s run to the Super Bowl last season, but they got another reminder that the calendar has turned in New England on Sunday night. A week after getting...
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Hang a banner with Joe Thomas’s No. 10,363, and other Week Seven thoughts
The Cleveland Browns have retired five numbers in franchise history, but they’re all for players from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, players from the proud early days of the franchise that later moved to...
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Martavis Bryant takes shot at teammate on social media, requests trade
If Martavis Bryant is happy to be in Pittsburgh as he claimed last week, he has a funny way of showing it. The Steelers receiver took to Instagram on Sunday night to make a case for more targets, again...
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Falcons struggling on offense without Shanahan
The Atlanta Falcons' offense has failed to match its impressive 2016 performance, which is a clear sign that the team misses Kyle Shanahan as its offensive coordinator.
Steelers want to avoid an upset vs. Lions
The Pittsburgh Steelers are finally start to click on offense, but they could face a tough challenge in Lions team that has its eyes on the NFC North lead.
Tom Brady praises Patriots' complete performance
Tom Brady was happy that the Patriots were able to dominate on all three phases to beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-7.
Sunday Night wrap-up: Patriots pummel Falcons
The Patriots didn’t have to come back this time. They just started bashing the Falcons from the start, and never let up. New England rolled to a 23-7 win over the Falcons, extending their streak of...
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Malik Hooker’s season ends with torn knee ligaments
Colts safety Malik Hooker‘s season has ended as the rookie tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Hooker confirmed his...
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Julio Jones rips ball from DB for first TD of 2017
Falcons' Julio Jones shows his brute strength by ripping the ball from Patriots' Malcolm Butler in the end zone for his first touchdown on the season.
Broncos could bench Siemian to bring on Lynch
Trevor Siemian's struggles could open the door for the Denver Broncos to start their 2016 first rounder Paxton Lynch.
Jerry Jones: Anthem protests hurting the league
Jerry Jones already has stated that he expects Cowboys players to stand during the national anthem. The Cowboys owner hopes the rest of the league’s players follow suit for the sake of the NFL. Jones...
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Should we trust that Steelers are for real?
The Steelers are rolling again after defeating a division rival in the Bengals, but Mike Florio questions they can be trusted.
Cardinals are done after Carson Palmer's injury
Carson Palmer's injury ends any hopes that the Arizona Cardinals had of making a run towards the playoffs.
Dolphins in good hands at QB with Moore
Dolphins QB Matt Moore really impressed Tony, Rodney and Mike in Miami's win vs. the Jets and they question why he hasn't started all year.
Vikings won't rush Bridgewater back into action
The Minnesota Vikings get a boost as Teddy Bridgewater has returned to practice, but the FNIA crew explain why the team should stick with Case Keenum for the time being.
Jaguars need to bring same intensity every week
The Jaguars were dominant vs. the Colts, but Tony and Rodney want them to bring the same intensity every week.
Dolphins' Moore, Stills top NFL's dynamo duos
Matt Moore and Kenny Stills earned a spot on the NFL's Week 7 Dynamo Duos after the pair combined to rally the Dolphins to a comeback win over the New York Jets.
Focused Steelers need to rely on Bell vs. Lions
The Steelers have been rolling and in order to keep it going they have to rely on Le'Veon Bell against the Lions on Sunday Night Football.
Timberlake wants to get Michaels dancing at SB
Justin Timberlake is looking forward to performing at Super Bowl LII and says one of his big goals is to get Al Michaels dancing.
Dolphins: Field was safe, but not up to expected standard
When watching the Dolphins and Jets play on Sunday, it was hard not to notice the terrible condition of the field at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami and Syracuse played in the rain on Saturday night and the field...
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Patriots defense comes through in first half against Falcons
If the Falcons come back from this deficit, it won’t be amazing just because or irony. The Patriots defense is actually doing something for a change. Entering the week with the league’s most...
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Cardinals will stick with Stanton and Gabbert, for now
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will miss at least eight weeks after suffering a broken arm on Sunday. The Cardinals will be applying the “next man up” standard in his absence. Coach Bruce...
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Patriots' Gronkowski escorts Cooks for short TD
Brandin Cooks catches a short pass from Tom Brady and latches onto Rob Gronkowsk who paves the way for an 11-yard touchdown.
Everson Griffen has one sack in each of Minnesota’s seven games
The Vikings’ offense has plenty of questions marks. The team’s defense has one really big exclamation point in defensive end Everson Griffen. Griffen, now in his eighth season, has nine sacks in...
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With 10 sacks today, Jaguars are on an NFL-record pace
The Jaguars sacked Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett 10 times today, and in the process they put themselves in position to break a longstanding NFL record. Jacksonville now has 33 sacks in seven games,...
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Patriots grab first lead on Brandin Cooks touchdown
Rob Gronkowski has already committed a big penalty, and made a tackle. But it was his blocking that stood out to start the second quarter, as Brandin Cooks took a little flick pass from Tom Brady, and rode...
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Falcons and Patriots off to a slow start (again)
It’s not a comeback from a 28-3 deficit (at least not yet), but the Patriots and Falcons have already packed a game’s full of weirdness into a quarter. OK, so that is like the Super Bowl. It...
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Sean McDermott: Buffalo feels “like heaven” after 3-0 home start
Sean McDermott did something no other Bills coach has ever done before on Sunday. No, it wasn’t getting booed off the field at halftime. That’s happened in the past, but no other coach has ever...
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It’s official: Justin Timberlake will perform at Super Bowl halftime
A month ago, USMagazine.com reported that Justin Timberlake was finalizing a deal to perform at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. The NFL made it official Sunday, announcing Timberlake as the halftime...
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McCoy, Newton highlight Sounds of the Week
Bills RB LeSean McCoy, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Panthers QB Cam Newton highlight Week 7's Sounds of the Week.
Wilson on Seahawks' comebacks: We stay in moment
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson pointed to the team's determination as the reason why they've comeback in multiple games this season.
Pete Carroll: Doug Baldwin, Tom Cable sideline moment “no big deal”
The early part of Sunday’s game against the Giants was frustrating for the Seahawks offense as they were unable to put points on the board until the final minute of the second quarter. Those...
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Palmer expected to miss at least eight weeks
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken arm in a loss to the L.A. Rams in Week 7 and will miss at least eight weeks after he undergoes surgery.
Joe Flacco: I wouldn’t say offense is completely broken
The Ravens went into Week Seven with one of the league’s worst offenses and they won’t be climbing the rankings after their game against the Vikings. Baltimore gained 208 yards on their way to a...
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Cowboys blow out 49ers 40-10
The Cowboys showed no mercy on the 49ers, dominating from start to finish in an easy 40-10 victory. Ezekiel Elliott, who didn’t know until Tuesday he was going to play, had 26 carries for 147 yards...
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Joe Thomas' consecutive starts streak in jeopardy
Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas had his consecutive snaps streak broken in Week 7 with a triceps injury, but he has another streak still alive.
Seahawks score final 24 points, leave Jersey with 24-7 win
The Seahawks were sloppy for much of Sunday’s game and they blew several opportunities to put points on the board in the first half of the game, but it ultimately didn’t matter because the...
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Steelers put pressure on Bengals, improve to 5-2
The Bengals stood and traded punches with the Steelers for a half. But when the Steelers started bringing the defensive pressure (and the trick plays) in the second half, it started to get away from them....
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NFL changes Super Bowl bidding process
With the recent ownership meetings so heavily focused on the anthem controversy, not much other business got done. But here’s one item that will be significant to the manner in which Super Bowls are...
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Dolphins wait for more info on Laremy Tunsil’s knee
With quarterback Jay Cutler being the biggest injury by far for the Dolphins on Sunday, another potentially key health issue has been lost in the shuffle. Left tackle Laremy Tunsil left Sunday’s game...
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Chargers dominate Denver to win their third in a row
Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Chargers are on a roll. After starting the season 0-4 and becoming the laughingstocks of the league while playing in front of a half-empty soccer stadium, the...
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Jay Cutler being evaluated for chest injury
The Miami Dolphins will take a closer look at the chest injury Jay Cutler suffered in Sunday's game against the New York Jets in Week 7.
Vontaze Burfict could be in trouble, again
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict could be looking at another fine or suspension from the league office. Early in Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Burfict kicked at the head of Steelers fullback...
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Jeff Heath has longest kick by non-kicker since 1979
Cowboys safety Jeff Heath, a former high school kicker, made two extra points Sunday. They were the longest successful kicks by a non-kicker in the NFL since 1979 when Packers linebacker John Anderson made...
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Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe inactive for Patriots
If the Patriots are going to reprise their Super Bowl result, they’re going to do it without a pair of corners against a healthy-again Falcons receiving corps. Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Eric...
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Simultaneous possession in end zone works out for Seahawks again
There weren’t any replacement officials on the field and Golden Tate is on a bye week with the Lions, but it was hard not to think about Tate, replacement officials and all the rest of the things...
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Dolphins still going through process with Cutler
The news isn’t looking great for Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler, but the process of evaluating him still isn’t complete. The current belief is that he has multiple rib fractures. Diagnostic...
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Reuben Foster leaves with rib injury
49ers linebacker Reuben Foster‘s return didn’t last long. He left for the locker room in the second half with a rib injury. The 49ers list his return as questionable, but with San Francisco down...
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DeShone Kizer’s late night out doesn’t sit well with Browns
Cleveland’s WOIO Channel 19 obtained video of Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer partying early Saturday morning. Coach Hue Jackson was taken aback when told about it in postgame interviews. “A...
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Seahawks find the end zone in third quarter
The Seahawks took another big penalty while closing in on the end zone in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants, but they were able to shrug it off and get six points this time around...
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Steelers moving the ball, but settling for field goals
Steelers drives keep stalling in the red zone. But they’re at least getting short field goals out of the deal, so they’ll take it for the moment. The Steelers opened the third quarter with...
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T.J. Ward “at wit’s end” about diminished role for Bucs
After the Broncos released safety T.J. Ward prior to the start of the season, Ward signed with the Buccaneers and the thought was that he’d play a major role in the Tampa secondary. Things haven...
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Matt Moore plans to prepare as if he’s going to play
The Dolphins have another injured starting quarterback, and a short week to prepare for their next game. As a result, backup Matt Moore is proceeding as if he’s going to play on Thursday night against...
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Matt Kenseth furious after penalty on pit road
After being assessed an automatic DNF penalty for having too many crew members jump over the wall, Matt Kenseth expresses his frustration.
Ezekiel Elliott gets third TD; Jeff Heath kicks extra point
The 49ers needed a judge to stop Ezekiel Elliott, because they can’t. Elliott scored his third touchdown of the day, going 72 yards with a pass from Dak Prescott. It was only the third receiving...
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McCarthy 'particularly disgusted' with second half
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy reacts to Green Bay's loss to New Orleans in Brett Hundley's first career start.
Seahawks get on the board, but Giants still lead at halftime
The Seahawks got some points after a heated exchange on their sideline in the second quarter, but they are still trailing the Giants at halftime of Sunday’s game at the Meadowlands. Eli Manning hit...
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Arians: Palmer will have surgery on broken arm
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians says Carson Palmer suffered a broken arm and will be out at least eight weeks.
T.Y. Hilton points finger at offensive line
After a playoff loss to the Steelers more than a decade ago, former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning made waves by suggesting that the offense had some “problems in protections.” Today, a...
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Cowboys lead 49ers 20-3 at halftime
The Cowboys began the week thinking they wouldn’t have Ezekiel Elliott. They found out Tuesday night a federal judge granted the star running back a temporary restraining order. The 49ers wish he wasn...
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Doug Baldwin shoves Tom Cable on frustrated Seattle sideline
The Seahawks had the ball for nearly nine minutes on their second possession of the day, they saw their third end with a fumble on the first play and a punt on No. 4 came just before frustration boiled over...
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Eddie Jackson sets record on one-year anniversary of broken leg
October 22, 2016 wasn’t a very good day for Bears safety Eddie Jackson. That’s the day when Jackson broke his leg in what turned out to be his final game at the University of Alabama. That...
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Bengals and Steelers in a shootout, of course
The Bengals are missing a number of key offensive parts. But they aren’t necessarily missing a beat either. With Andy Dalton hitting tight end Tyler Kroft (of course), the Bengals are tied 14-14 with...
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Dan Bailey out with a groin injury
It’s a good thing for the Cowboys that they hold a 20-3 lead in the second quarter. They have no kicker. Dan Bailey, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, has left the game with a groin injury. He...
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Giants hold Seahawks to no points after nearly nine-minute drive
The Giants defense had a big goal-line stand against the Broncos in last Sunday’s win and they have another one this Sunday. The Seahawks ate up the final 8:39 of the first quarter before Russell...
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Rams blow out Cardinals 33-0
The Rams added insult to the Cardinals’ injury to starting quarterback Carson Palmer, shutting out Arizona 33-0. It marked the first time the Cardinals failed to score in a game since a 58-0 beat down...
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Dolphins waiting for word on MRI before thinking about Thursday’s QB
Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Jets with a chest injury early in the third quarter and did not return to action. After the game, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said that...
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Saints win fourth in a row, beat Packers 26-17
Don’t look now, but the Saints have won four consecutive games. Three of those came on the road. All were quality wins, coming against the Panthers, Dolphins, Lions and now Packers. New Orleans...
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X-rays for Jay Cutler’s chest
The Dolphins continue to thrive through adversity. It remains to be seen how significant the latest hurdle will be. Quarterback Jay Cutler is getting X-rays on his chest. He exited Sunday’s eventual...
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Carson Palmer will undergo surgery on broken arm, out at least eight weeks
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm, coach Bruce Arians announced after the game, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Palmer will undergo surgery and miss at least eight weeks....
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Steelers waste no time, get early lead on Bengals
Any problems the Steelers have had over the course of the season seem long-forgotten at the moment. The Steelers pounded the ball against the Bengals on their first possession, and have a 7-0 lead already....
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Dolphins pick Josh McCown late, beat Jets 31-28
The Dolphins were down 14 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday, but the game ended with a celebration by the home team at Hard Rock Stadium. Bobby McCain intercepted a Josh McCown pass with 47 seconds...
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Cowboys stand for anthem; David Irving raises fist at conclusion
The Cowboys continued to stand for the national anthem, and defensive lineman David Irving continued to raise a fist at the conclusion. In other words, it was business as usual for Dallas on Sunday. This...
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Titans top Browns in overtime field goal fest
In a game that saw neither offense play well and the Browns bench a quarterback again, the Titans managed to kick one more field goal and pull of a 12-9 win. The Browns fell to 0-7 but showed some signs of...
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Late fumble recovery spurs Bills to 30-27 win
The Bills gave away an 11-point lead in the second half, but they scored the final 10 points of the game and wound up with a 30-27 home win over the Buccaneers. Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes...
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Browns will know more about Joe Thomas on Monday
The consecutive snap streak for Browns left tackle Joe Thomas ended Sunday. The consecutive start streak for Thomas could end next Sunday. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns will know...
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Dolphins score 14 straight to tie game in fourth
The Dolphins don’t have Jay Cutler in the lineup, but they aren’t missing him right now. Matt Moore and Kenny Stills have paired up for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and the Dolphins have...
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Jaguars dominate the hapless Colts
In case it wasn’t obvious, the Indianapolis Colts are a bad football team. Although the Colts have shown signs of life at times this season, today they were thoroughly dominated in a 27-0 loss to the...
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Vikings get a touchdown, didn’t need it to beat Ravens
Even if the Vikings had only sent kicker Kai Forbath out there, he scored enough for them to win. But since he was joined by a defense that has showed signs of quality and an offense that did just enough,...
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Bears win without a quarterback, hammer Panthers
The Panthers had a former MVP at quarterback. The Bears barely had a quarterback at all. So naturally, the Bears were the ones to win a blowout. Chicago beat the Panthers 17-3, with rookie quarterback...
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Buccaneers draw even in fourth quarter
The Bills opened up an 11-point lead early in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, but it’s gone away. Jameis Winston hit a wide-open O.J. Howard for a 33-yard touchdown...
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Carson Palmer will not return
The Cardinals downgraded quarterback Carson Palmer to out with a left arm injury. Palmer was injured in the second quarter when he was hit by Alec Ogletree, throwing an interception on the play. Palmer went...
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Adam Jones inactive for Bengals against Steelers
Well, at least the Bengals don’t have to worry about cornerback Adam Jones getting into a fight with the Steelers today. Of course, Jones being inactive creates a bigger problem, as it leaves them...
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Sterling Shepard out again for Giants
The Giants held out some hope that wide receiver Sterling Shepard would be able to play against the Seahawks on Sunday, but his ankle injury hasn’t healed enough to allow that to happen. Shepard was...
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Cooper Rush is Dak Prescott’s backup today
The Cowboys have rookie Cooper Rush active for the first time this season, making veteran backup Kellen Moore inactive. In the preseason, Rush completed 38 of 51 passes for 398 yards with six touchdowns and...
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No anthem kneelers during Sunday’s early games
The controversy that will continue to ebb and flow and wax and wane and cause certain politicians to periodically piss and moan has died down, at least for now. Via a roundup compiled by ESPN.com, no...
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Joe Thomas suffers triceps injury, ends consecutive snaps streak
One of the most impressive streaks in NFL history has come to an end. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who entered today having played 10,325 consecutive snaps, appeared to injure his left arm and exited...
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Drew Brees throws 500th career TD pass, including postseason
Brett Hundley has one career touchdown pass. That came last week when he replaced Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback on the other side, Drew Brees, has thrown his 500th career touchdown pass, including the...
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Jay Cutler leaves after big shot from Jordan Jenkins
Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler has taken some big hits against the Jets on Sunday afternoon, including one from linebacker Jordan Jenkins on the first Miami possession of the third quarter that sent him to...
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Falcons' Julio Jones reflects on journey to NFL
Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones talks to Tony Dungy about how he made it to the NFL, discussing how his conversion from running back to receiver in high school paid off.
Latavius Murray scores rare touchdown for Vikings
Somebody finally scored something on something other than a kick. So naturally, that was followed by a missed kick. Vikings running back Latavius Murray just ran for a 29-yard touchdown, but a missed extra...
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Browns bench DeShone Kizer for Cody Kessler
Browns coach Hue Jackson just loves changing quarterbacks. After benching DeShone Kizer for Kevin Hogan last week, then putting Kizer back in the starting lineup and demoting Hogan to third string, Jackson...
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Rams hold commanding 23-0 halftime lead over Cardinals
The Rams dominated the Cardinals 23-0 in the first half. They had 223 yards to Arizona’s 138, holding Adrian Peterson to 11 yards on eight carries and knocking out Carson Palmer. Palmer is...
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Jets slip and slide way to 21-14 halftime lead
There were some questions this week about when Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson might make his first big play of the season. The answer came just before halftime in Miami. Rookie safety Jamal Adams...
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Packers hold 14-7 lead over Saints, though Brett Hundley has only 56 passing yards
Without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers are trying to win with their running game and defense. They have 139 rushing yards, 56 passing yards and two interceptions of Drew Brees. That has the Packers holding a 14...
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Bills waste chance to add points just before half, lead 10-6
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston moved the team well on their first two drives of the first half, but they only got field goals out of them and attempts to add more points to the board were hindered by...
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Vikings lead Ravens, three field goals to two
The Vikings are working with their backup quarterback. The Ravens are just about out of wide receivers. The offensive results are #asexpected. The Vikings are up 9-6 at halftime, after a Kai Forbath holding...
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Carson Palmer leaves with left arm injury
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer headed to the locker room before halftime after getting hit by Alec Ogletree. He held his left arm close to his chest as he went in, and Arizona lists him questionable to...
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Colts’ defense loses John Simon, Malik Hooker, Rashaan Melvin
The Colts are having a rough day today against the Jaguars. In addition to falling behind 20-0 in the second quarter, Indianapolis has suffered a host of injuries on defense. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin has...
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Ryan Kalil re-injures neck, questionable to return
The Panthers were hoping the return of center Ryan Kalil would spark their running game. It didn’t work early, and now they’re without the five-time Pro Bowler again, and faced with more...
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Drew Brees throws two first-quarter interceptions
The Saints have moved the ball on the Packers, gaining 122 yards in the first quarter. But two Drew Brees interceptions kept them scoreless until early in the second quarter. Packers cornerback Damarious...
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LeSean McCoy scores his first TD of 2017
Bills running back LeSean McCoy said this week that it is time for him to get going and he’s showing signs of it in the first half against the Buccaneers. McCoy scored his first touchdown of the year...
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Karlos Dansby leaves with hand injury
Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby left Sunday’s game in the first quarter with a hand injury. The Cardinals list him as questionable to return. Dansby got his left hand caught in Tavon Austin‘s...
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Jameis Winston looks healthy, but Bucs kicking field goals
The Buccaneers opened Sunday’s game in Buffalo with a pair of good drives deep into Buffalo territory, but they only have six points to show for them. Quarterback Jameis Winston isn’t showing...
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NFL lawyer tells judge Elliott has “no chance” of winning
The NFL strongly believes that the ultimate outcome of the Tom Brady litigation gives the league a clear path to victory over Ezekiel Elliott. During Tuesday’s hearing on Elliott’s petition for...
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Mike Wallace out, in concussion protocol
The Ravens are getting healthier on defense, which is a good news, because it might be hard for them to match points against those high-flying Vikings. Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace is out for the rest...
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Bears scoop-and-score for early lead on Panthers
The Panthers had put together an impressive opening drive, with their first two draft picks on the field from the start. Then, a play involving them went all wrong in a hurry. As the Panthers approached the...
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Aaron Jones has 70 yards on Packers’ first series
Brett Hundley will have an easy day if the Saints can’t figure out how to stop the run. Rookie Aaron Jones started over Ty Montgomery and run wild on the Saints on the first series. He gained 70 yards...
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Jets race to 7-0 lead in Miami
The field at Hard Rock Stadium is in rough shape, but the Jets offense had no problem moving down it to open Sunday’s game. It took them five plays to go 75 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead over...
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Mike Mitchell’s cheap shot on Alex Smith ultimately cost $9,115
As the Steelers prepare to host a team that has one of the league’s most notorious defensive players, it’s worth pointing out that one of the most notorious defensive plays of the year...
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Kenny Britt active for first time since Week Four
Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt couldn’t get sent home from this week’s game because the Titans are visiting Cleveland and he isn’t on the inactive list either. Britt is active for the...
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Contrary to report, Jeremy Maclin inactive for Ravens
On Sunday morning, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin would return to the lineup for the Ravens after missing last Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. After taking a...
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Week Seven early inactives
Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1...
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Joe Thomas, Duane Brown trades remain possible
With nine days to go until the trade deadline arrives for 2017, two names remain at the top of the list of players who could be on the move: Joe Thomas and Duane Brown. Both play left tackle. And at least...
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Ravens expected to have Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace and Benjamin Watson Sunday
The Ravens turned in a lengthy injury report on Friday that included 10 players with the questionable tag heading into Sunday’s game against the Vikings. One of those players is wide receiver Mike...
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McCloughan testified in his grievance against Washington
Former Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan has filed a grievance against the team for the balance of his contract, and the in-house litigation is moving forward. Per a source with knowledge of the situation,...
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Anthem issue delays Goodell contract
An unexpected, but possibly avoidable, complication has delayed the NFL from finalizing Commissioner Roger Goodell’s new contract. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the anthem controversy has...
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Sunday morning one-liners
A look at the Bills’ history against the Buccaneers. The Dolphins are trying to avoid being swept by the Jets. Patriots DE Trey Flowers is drawing more attention this season. Jets special teams coach...
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Case Keenum, Ravens meet again
Sunday’s Ravens-Vikings game includes one specific story line that, for a brief time in 2015, was a huge deal for the NFL. November 22, 2015. Rams at Ravens. Case Keenum clearly had a head injury, but...
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DeMarco Murray, Delanie Walker expected to play Sunday
The Titans will be in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon to try to bump their record to 4-3 before their bye week and it looks like they’ll have the help of a couple of offensive players listed as...
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Get ready for more Adrian Peterson
At a time when many were insisting that he had nothing left, a take that was impossible to verify because he hadn’t gotten enough chances to prove it one way or the other, Cardinals running back...
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Arthur Blank on Super Bowl closure: “There’s nothing open”
The game of the day arrives tonight, when the Falcons and Patriots meet for a rematch the game of the year. In Super Bowl LI, Atlanta coughed up a 25-point lead and capped the collapse by blowing a chance...
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Report: Leonard Fournette unlikely to play today
Although Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has expressed optimism about his ability to play through an ankle injury, the team may have other plans. Fournette is not expected to play today against the...
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Geragos has “reason to believe” a collusion “smoking gun” exists
Lawyer Mark Geragos, who has been hired to represent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, hasn’t said much publicly about the collusion grievance filed last Sunday on Kaepernick’s behalf against the...
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Through six weeks, Deshaun Watson has the most popular rookie jersey
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has emerged quickly as one of the best players in the NFL. He likewise has the best-selling jersey among all rookies. According to NFLShop.com, from the start of the...
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Browns reportedly hadn’t required injured players to adhere to curfew
Now that it’s known that the Browns sent receivers Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman (pictured) home early last weekend for missing curfew in Houston, the apparent excuse for the violation given by Britt...
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Datone Jones dubs Brett Hundley a “future Hall of Famer”
The timeline may not work as smoothly, but the Packers could be in the early days of their third straight Canton-bound signal caller, according to one of his former teammates. Via Dave Birkett of the...
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Ravens re-sign Tony Bergstrom
The Ravens re-signed offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom on Saturday. They had released him Thursday to make room for wide receiver Griff Whalen. To make room, the Ravens waived cornerback Tony McRae. The...
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Packers promote Jermaine Whitehead
The Packers promoted safety Jermaine Whitehead from the practice squad Saturday.   Whitehead originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie out of Auburn in 2015. He spent most of his rookie season...
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Jaguars promote Jaydon Mickens
The Jaguars promoted first-year wide receiver Jaydon Mickens from the team’s practice squad. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived first-year wide receiver Max McCaffrey.   Mickens originally...
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Lane Johnson returns on Monday, Ronald Darby might
The Eagles host Washington on Monday night, in a critical rematch of their annual home-and-home series which saw the Eagles win in Washington earlier in the season. As Philly tries to extend their record to...
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Browns sent Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman home from Houston for missing curfew
The winless Browns have been a mess on the field this year, and they have some problems off the field as well. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, last week in Houston receivers Kenny Britt and Corey...
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Josh Norman ruled out Monday night
Washington cornerback Josh Norman will miss another game with a rib injury. Coach Jay Gruden confirmed today that Norman is out for Monday night’s game against the Eagles. Norman was able to practice...
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At his first home game as owner, Jerry Jones was criticized for sitting during the anthem
Jerry Jones has appeared to become the most strident of the NFL owners in his stance that players must stand for the national anthem. But it hasn’t always been that way. After Jones’s first home...
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Jeremy Lane downgraded to out
As the Seattle Seahawks try to end the one-game winning streak of the juggernaut Giants, the Seahawks won’t have one of the key pieces from their defense. The Seahawks have downgraded cornerback...
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Gregg Williams hopes Marcus Mariota’s hamstring is hurting “a lot”
Five years after the bounty scandal, the man at the heart of it is making jokes about quarterback injuries. Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has had a resurrection to his career that would...
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a colorful description of the Jets’ culture change
The Jets have greatly outperformed expectations in 2017, due in part to a dramatic change in the culture of the team. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has explained the difference between last year and...
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Texans lead NFL in scoring since Deshaun Watson became starting quarterback
The Houston Texans started Tom Savage at quarterback in Week One, and the result was a disaster, as the Texans were held scoreless in the first half. Houston coach Bill O’Brien made a change at...
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Saturday one-liners
Patriots WR Chris Hogan sounds like a Bill Belichick ventriloquist doll when talking about facing Atlanta again. The Dolphins get another chance to play the team that “beat the sh-t out of” them...
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High school flashback: Coleman, Hooper, Neal
Before they were putting on a show in the NFL, Tevin Coleman, Austin Hooper and Keanu Neal lit up the field at their respective high schools.
PFTPM gets you ready for Week Seven
You may have seen references to the PFTPM podcast here in recent days and wondered, “What the hell is the PFTPM podcast?” In lieu of saying “none of your damn business” (since after...
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Cam Newton completes week without speaking to media
Two weeks after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton created a major stir via something he said, he’s making more waves with nothing he said. Because he has said nothing to the media this week, in...
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Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games
Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt gained 87 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving on Thursday night, putting him in exclusive company in NFL history. Hunt is the only player ever to gain 100 yards from...
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Al Riveron says a sideline camera could have been helpful on Colts’ late challenge
NFL V.P. of Officiating Al Riveron says the crucial Colts challenge on a fourth down late in their loss to the Titans could have benefited from a better replay angle. In a video distributed to the media,...
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Report: Marshawn Lynch will appeal suspension
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will appeal his one-game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. A hearing is expected early next week. The league suspended Lynch for leaving the sideline...
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Marshawn Lynch suspended one game for shoving official
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game for shoving an official during Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. The NFL announced on Friday evening that NFL V.P. of Football...
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Report: Packers hoping for Aaron Rodgers’ return Dec. 17
The Packers are hoping quarterback Aaron Rodgers can return for their Dec. 17 game against Carolina, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. Demovsky says it “might be a long shot, but they’re hoping...
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DeShone Kizer calls players-only offensive meeting
In an attempt to display his leadership skills, Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer called a players-only offensive meeting Friday. “As I said earlier this week, it’s about doing more, and that...
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Washington expects Rob Kelley to play Monday
Washington coach Jay Gruden said he expects running back Rob Kelley to play Monday night. Kelley missed last week’s game against the 49ers with a sprained ankle and was limited in practice the past...
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Marshawn Lynch hasn’t been talking to media
Here’s an unusual footnote to Thursday night’s ejection of Marshawn Lynch. Apparently, Lynch has not been regularly speaking to the media. You’re shocked, I know. Lynch has a long history...
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Week Seven injury report roundup
Week Seven kicked off on Thursday with a Raiders win and it continues with 13 more games on Sunday, which means that the 26 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday....
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David Irving plans to do something during the anthem
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it mandatory for players to stand for the anthem. It’s believed that Cowboys players will stand for the anthem. There’s a chance that one player will break...
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Aaron Rodgers placed on injured reserve, will miss at least eight weeks
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may miss the rest of the season. He will definitely miss at least half of the season. The Packers officially placed Rodgers on injured reserve today. That means he will be...
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Cameron Jordan fined for dunking football
Saints coach Sean Payton famously gave Jimmy Graham an earful in a 2014 preseason game after the team’s former tight end twice dunked over the crossbar, punctuating touchdowns but drawing penalties....
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Jake Ryan fined for horse collar tackle
Packers linebacker Jake Ryan likely knew he was going to be fined for a horse collar tackle the moment he pulled down Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon illegally. The league did, in fact, fine Ryan $18,...
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Le’Veon Bell fined for touchdown celebration against Chiefs
Safety Mike Mitchell wasn’t the only member of the Steelers to pick up a fine in Week Six. PFT confirmed with the league that running back Le'Veon Bell and linebacker Bud Dupree joined Mitchell...
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Big Mike Mitchell fine wasn’t for hit on Alex Smith
On Thursday, there was a report that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was appealing a $48,620 fine for hitting Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late and low during last Sunday’s game. Mitchell was fined...
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Laquon Treadwell fined for blindside block
Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell was fined $24,309 for an illegal blindside block in Sunday’s victory over the Packers. Treadwell was penalized for his block on Green Bay cornerback Lenzy Pipkins in...
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Eric Rowe, Stephon Gilmore out again for Patriots
The Patriots didn’t have cornerback Stephon Gilmore when they faced the Falcons in the Super Bowl last February and they won’t have him when they face the Falcons this Sunday night. Gilmore will...
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Tom Brady: Missed opportunities in passing game hurting team
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played pretty well this season, but he said Friday that he doesn’t feel he’s been as sharp as he could be during the first six games of the year. Brady is...
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Anthony Barr not fined for hit that injured Aaron Rodgers
In the debate about Anthony Barr‘s hit that injured Aaron Rodgers, the league office has ruled: It was legal. The NFL did not fine Barr, the Vikings pass rusher who may have ended the Packers...
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