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Week 12 Preview: Saints vs. Broncos

Mike Florio and Chris Simms look ahead to the matchup between the Saints and Broncos and examine why Taysom Hill could earn his second victory as New Orleans' starter.

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Lions fire Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn
Amid another losing season, Lions head coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn have both been fired.
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NFL: We aren’t taking COVID-19 testing capacity away from anyone else
As the NFL established its daily testing protocols for players, coaches, and essential football personnel, a question emerged regarding whether the league was consuming testing resources that could be...
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Dolphins downgrade Tua Tagovailoa to doubtful
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is poised to return to the starting lineup tomorrow. The Dolphins downgraded Tua Tagovailoa to doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Jets. Tagovailoa, who hit...
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Colts extend Grover Stewart
The Colts have locked up their starting nose tackle for the next three years. Grover Stewart and the Colts have reached an agreement on a three-year contract, Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star reports....
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Saints’ Terron Armstead tests positive for COVID-19
The Saints have just suffered a big loss on their offensive line. New Orleans left tackle Terron Armstead has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for tomorrow’s game at Denver, according to...
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Ravens officially add Dez Bryant to the 53-man roster
After multiple instances of being called up from the team’s practice squad before being sent back down from the game-day lineup, Ravens receiver Dez Bryant is now officially a member of the Ravens...
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Report: James Conner tests positive for COVID-19
This week’s Ravens-Steelers game has been postponed twice in an effort to give the Ravens time to get a COVID-19 outbreak under control. But now it’s the Steelers who have a COVID-19 outbreak....
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Colts put Jonathan Taylor on COVID-19 reserve
The Colts will be without their leading rusher tomorrow against the Titans. Indianapolis has placed rookie running back Jonathan Taylor on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Taylor leads the team with 135 carries...
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Broncos return to practice after no new positive COVID-19 tests
The Broncos appear to be good to go for tomorrow’s game against the Saints. After canceling practice yesterday because of positive COVID-19 tests, the Broncos had no new positives today and are back...
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Bengals add Kevin Hogan to practice squad
With quarterback Joe Burrow out for the season, the Bengals needed to add another player at the position. The winner is Kevin Hogan. The Bengals announced on Saturday morning that Hogan has joined the...
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Rookie Colton McKivitz faces Aaron Donald on Sunday
From injuries to the pandemic, the 49ers have faced plenty of challenges without a full complement of their best players this year. On Sunday, a rookie offensive lineman for the 49ers will be facing one of...
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Could Pittsburgh be on the front end of an outbreak?
Now that the Ravens-Steelers game has moved from Thursday to Sunday to Tuesday, it’s not yet time to exhale regarding whether the game can be played on Tuesday. Although the situation in Baltimore...
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Tom Brady: “No excuses for when we don’t get it done”
The days following Tampa Bay’s latest loss included multiple comments from multiple members of the coaching staff that seemed, in totality, to shift blame from the coaching staff for offensive...
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Washington deletes “STOP THE COUNT!” tweet
After the Washington Football Team overcame the Cowboys on Thursday night to technically ascend to first place in the NFC East, the franchise’s social media account posted a funny tweet. “STOP...
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Ohio State-Illinois canceled after COVID-19 outbreak
Ohio State is the latest high-profile college football team to cancel a game because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The Buckeyes’ game today at Illinois has been canceled and Ohio State announced it will...
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Jamal Adams says he was “playing with one arm”
Jamal Adams hasn’t played at the level the Seahawks thought he would when they traded two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick to acquire him. Adams says his shoulder injury is a reason for that...
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Broncos place Diontae Spencer on COVID-19 list
The Broncos made it official: They announced Friday night they have placed receiver Diontae Spencer on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Spencer will not play in Sunday’s game against the Saints. Denver also...
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Jason Garrett mum about Marc Colombo’s firing
Jason Garrett brought Marc Colombo with him from Dallas when Joe Judge hired the former Cowboys head coach as offensive coordinator. But Judge fired Colombo only 10 games into the season after the two men...
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NFL orders all facilities to close next Monday and Tuesday
In anticipation of the expected spike in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving weekend, the NFL has issued a mandate for next week: All facilities will close on Monday and Tuesday. “In response to the...
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Vanderbilt has female kicker who will dress and might play Saturday
Sarah Fuller made the trip with the Vanderbilt football team to Missouri and will dress for Saturday’s game, Alex Scarborough of ESPN reports. Fuller could play, which would make her the first woman...
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Report: Eagles moving Jason Peters to right guard
So much for the Eagles sticking with Jason Peters as their left tackle. Only four days after coach Doug Pederson tabbed Peters “our starting left tackle moving forward,” John Clark of...
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Rams apparently could have practiced, but chose not to
The Rams cancelled practice on Friday, supposedly as an “abundance of caution” arising from a pair of positive test results generated on Thursday. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Thursday...
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NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Will Tua Tagovailoa play on Sunday?
Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Texans and the Washington Football Team and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games...
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Dolphins visit with Jake Rudock
With quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s availability up in the air due to a thumb injury, the Dolphins could be thinking about adding to their depth chart. The team visited with free-agent Jake Rudock on...
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Will Holden is Ravens’ only COVID-19 positive today
The Ravens had another positive COVID-19 test today, and it was practice squad guard Will Holden. Holden’s test was the only new positive for the Ravens today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL...
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Texans officially release Kenny Stills
Attention, contenders: A veteran receiver with plenty of experience is available. As long as none of the non-contenders claim him. The Texans officially have released Kenny Stills. Because the move comes...
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NFL suspends Michael Pinckney six games
The NFL’s transactions report brought news that the league has suspended Patriots practice squad player Michael Pinckney. Mike Reiss of ESPN reports it’s a six-game suspension for the linebacker...
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Deebo Samuel ready to return to the lineup Sunday
The 49ers could have cornerback Richard Sherman (calf), running back Raheem Mostert (ankle) and running Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) back for Sunday’s game against the Rams. They will have receiver Deebo...
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Ravens coach John Harbaugh: “We will be prepared to play the Steelers”
The Week 12 game between the Ravens and Steelers has been moved from Thursday to Sunday and now to Tuesday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh has issued a statement vowing that his team will be ready to go....
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Cardinals won’t allow general public to Dec. 6 home game
The Cardinals announced they again are closing State Farm Stadium to the general public for their Dec. 6 game against the Rams. The team said the closure is “based on the latest information about...
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Richard Sherman, Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson could return Sunday
The 49ers could remain short-handed Sunday against the Rams, but they also could see the return of three big names to their lineup. Coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers will activate cornerback Richard...
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Raiders place Takk McKinley on injured reserve
The 49ers and Bengals claimed, and subsequently waived, Takk McKinley with a failed physical. The Raiders claimed him earlier this week and plan to keep him. Instead of waiving him with a failed physical,...
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Kyler Murray not on Cardinals’ injury report
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been resting an injured throwing shoulder this week, but the team said he’s fine for Sunday against the Patriots. Murray is not even listed on the Cardinals...
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Steelers put Stephon Tuitt, Isaiah Buggs, Jerald Hawkins on COVID-19 list
The Steelers have been watching as the Ravens put player after player on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, which led to the postponement of their game from Thanksgiving to Tuesday night. Now the Steelers...
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Chargers place Melvin Ingram on IR, activate Chris Harris from IR
The Chargers announced they placed defensive end Melvin Ingram on injured reserve Friday. It ends his season as it’s his second stint on injured reserve in 2020. Ingram missed three games earlier this...
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Todd Gurley out, Julio Jones questionable for Falcons
The Raiders won’t have to tangle with running back Todd Gurley on Sunday. Gurley missed practice all week with a knee injury and the Falcons ruled him out on Friday. He has a long history of knee...
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Ravens put Lamar Jackson, three others on COVID-19 list
Word of quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s positive COVID-19 test broke on Thursday and the Ravens formally moved him off the active roster on Friday. The Ravens announced that Jackson has been placed on the...
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Bengals won’t have two assistant coaches Sunday
The Bengals were without three assistant coaches for Sunday’s loss to the Washington Football Team due to COVID-19 protocols. They were without four coaches the previous week. This week, Cincinnati is...
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Ohio State coach Ryan Day tests positive for COVID-19
Another head coach of a top college football team has tested positive for COVID-19. This time it’s Ryan Day, coach of No. 4 Ohio State, who tested positive and will not coach the Buckeyes tomorrow...
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Sammy Watkins set to return for Chiefs
The Chiefs are set to get wide receiver Sammy Watkins back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Watkins has not played since Week 5 because of a hamstring injury, but he was a full...
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49ers remove Javon Kinlaw from COVID-19, sign Jordan Matthews to practice squad
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier this week he expected to be short-handed against the Rams. The 49ers did get one player back Friday. They announced they have activated defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw...
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Cowboys-Ravens moves from Thursday, December 3, to Monday, December 7
After the NFL moved the Ravens-Steelers game to Tuesday night, more changes to the schedule were necessary. That’s because the Ravens were scheduled to host the Cowboys on Thursday night next week,...
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Jaguars will be without D.J. Chark, Chris Conley on Sunday
The Browns will be playing without cornerback Denzel Ward in Sunday’s game, but the Jaguars will be short on wideouts trying to take advantage of his absence. Jacksonville ruled D.J. Chark and Chris...
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Tua Tagovailoa officially questionable with thumb injury
The Dolphins gave quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a questionable designation for Sunday’s game against the Jets. Tagovailoa injured his left thumb during Wednesday’s practice. He practiced every day...
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Bears confirm Mitchell Trubisky will start on Sunday
The Bears released their injury designations for Sunday shortly before head coach Matt Nagy met with the media on Friday afternoon, which took some of the intrigue away from Nagy’s announcement of a...
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Giovani Bernard, Mackensie Alexander are questionable
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants. Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he was optimistic about Bernard’s chances of playing after Bernard missed...
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NFL moves Ravens-Steelers to Tuesday night
According to a report, the NFL has moved Sunday's Ravens-Steelers game to Tuesday night.
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Bears list Nick Foles as doubtful for Sunday
The Bears haven’t ruled quarterback Nick Foles out for Sunday’s game against the Packers, but they aren’t holding out much hope that he is active for the contest. Foles missed his third...
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Texans will cut Kenny Stills
Wide receiver Kenny Stills was not in the Texans lineup for Thursday’s win because of a quad injury and it doesn’t look like he’ll play any other games for the team because he’s not...
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Philip Rivers “looked good” at practice, will start Sunday
The Colts are going to be shorthanded on defense against the Titans this weekend, but they will have quarterback Philip Rivers in the lineup. Rivers did not practice on Wednesday because of a toe injury...
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Davante Adams practicing Friday, Marquez Valdes-Scantling isn’t
The Packers have two wide receivers moving in different directions on the injury report as the practice week comes to a close. Davante Adams was listed as a non-participant on Thursday, but reporters at...
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Ravens point-of-care testing reveals one more player positive
As the Ravens and Steelers await news on the status of Sunday’s game, more relevant evidence is trickling in. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, on-site point-of-care testing resulted in...
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Tua Tagovailoa’s status for Sunday is up the air
As of Thursday, Dolphins coach Brian Flores wasn’t concerned about quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s thumb injury. As of Friday, Flores seems to be. Flores told reporters on Friday that he needs to...
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