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Mike McCarthy: Cowboys made the right call at end of game, just needed to execute better
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is not second guessing Dak Prescott‘s run up the middle at the end of Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, although he is acknowledging that the play could have been executed...
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NFL moves to dismiss Gruden lawsuit, and to compel arbitration of his claims
As expected, the NFL filed its response to former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit on Wednesday. As expected, the league takes the position that the case should be thrown out of court. The league...
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Report: Michigan sources think Jim Harbaugh would take the Raiders job
The Raiders are looking for a new head coach. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is looking for a path back to the NFL. Is it a match made in football heaven? Dueling reports from TheAthletic.com paint a...
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Joe Mixon: I feel like we’ve yet to play our best football
The Bengals had to sweat out a late rally by the Raiders but still advanced to the Divisional round after a solid performance to beat Las Vegas. But now a road playoff game awaits the club, as Cincinnati...
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Broncos raising prices of most non-club tickets
The Broncos will be hiring a new head coach in the near future and many of the team’s fans will have to pay more for the chance to see how that coach fares in home games next season. In a letter to...
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Chiefs’ Willie Gay arrested for misdemeanor criminal damage
Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay was arrested for a misdemeanor on Wednesday night. Gay was arrested at around 10:30 p.m. in Overland Park, Kansas, in a misdemeanor criminal damage case, the Johnson County...
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Jordan Poyer: Chiefs offense more patient than in regular season meeting
The Bills lost in Arrowhead Stadium in the playoffs last season, but their last visit to Kansas City was a more successful one. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two interceptions and lost a fumble...
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Melvin Ingram would love to remain with Chiefs, but not looking that far in future
One of the big differences between the current Chiefs team and the one that lost to the Bills early in the regular season is how the Chiefs defense has been playing. The arrival of edge rusher Melvin Ingram...
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Steelers nose tackle Tyson Alualu intends to play next year after injury
Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Tyson Alualu played one game and four snaps this season before an ankle injury served to end his season very early. Alualu doesn’t intend for that to be his last memory...
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Charles Omenihu on difference from Texans to 49ers: “It’s not a circus show here”
The San Francisco 49ers acquired defensive end Charles Omenihu in a trade with the Houston Texans in November. Two months later, the Texans season is over and the 49ers are set to face the Green Bay Packers...
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Malik McDowell “doesn’t remember anything” of altercation, mentor says
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested earlier this week after being naked in public outside of a preschool in Florida and then attacking police officers that attempted to intervene....
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Jimmy Garoppolo has a full practice Wednesday, Nick Bosa limited
49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa took a step toward returning to action this weekend. He had a limited practice Wednesday. Bosa was diagnosed with a concussion during Sunday’s game against the...
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Seahawks request interview with Joe Whitt for defensive coordinator job
The Seahawks have requested to interview Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator/secondary coach Joe Whitt Jr. for their defensive coordinator job, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Whitt, a 14-year...
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Vikings complete interview with Kellen Moore
The Vikings completed an interview with Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, the team announced Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Vikings conducted a virtual interview with Cowboys defensive...
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Bears complete interview with Ran Carthon
The Bears announced they have completed their interview with 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon. Carthon, whose father is a former NFL player who won two Super Bowl rings, became the ninth...
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Interviews absolutely distract from playoff preparations
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan claims that interviews for head-coaching jobs with other teams does not undermine the preparation for upcoming playoff games. Callahan claims wrong. Of course...
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Packers cut Kingsley Keke
The Packers cut defensive lineman Kingsley Keke on Wednesday, the team announced. The Packers drafted him in the fifth round in 2019. He started eight games and played 12 this season, playing 393 defensive...
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USFL will play all 2022 games in Birmingham
The eight teams of the rebooted USFL will carry the names of the original octet of franchises from 1983. Only one of them will be geographically accurate. The Birmingham Stallions will play their home games...
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Panthers conduct second interview with Scottie Montgomery for coordinator job
The Panthers interviewed Colts running backs Scottie Montgomery a second time for their vacant offensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Montgomery’s initial interview was virtual...
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Mike McCarthy doesn’t see his future with the Cowboys as a question
The Cowboys were the only home team to lose in the wild-card round of the postseason. They were the only betting favorite to lose. As much as they seem to want to blame officials for their loss to the 49ers...
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Manningcast accounts for only 6.1 percent of ESPN’s Cardinals-Rams audience
The Manningcast has drawn rave reviews and social-media buzz. The eyeballs have not yet followed. ESPN2’s Peyton and Eli show had a surprisingly small audience for its season finale on Monday night,...
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Cowboys need to target Lamb more in 2022
Mike Florio and Charean Williams examine whether Kellen Moore or Dak Prescott is more at fault for not targeting CeeDee Lamb often enough and discuss why that can’t happen next season.
How Steelers should approach QB situation
Mike Florio and Charean Williams weigh in on what the Steelers should assess when it comes to finding their next starting QB and why Mason Rudolph likely isn’t the answer.
Has Hurts done enough to be Eagles’ 2022 starter?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams reflect on Jalen Hurts’ 2021 campaign with the Eagles and assess whether he deserves to be Philadelphia’s starter next season.
Arians to appeal $50K fine for striking Adams
After Bruce Arians was fined $50 thousand for hitting Andrew Adams, Mike Florio and Charean Williams explain why his decision to appeal isn't worthwhile.
Cowboys’ last play was ‘failure across the board’
Mike Florio and Charean Williams outline why there are no excuses for the Cowboys’ late error against the 49ers and why the team’s penalty history is “inexcusable.”
What to expect from Henry vs. Bengals
Mike Florio and Charean Williams describe how Derrick Henry will be a factor in the Titans’ Divisional Round matchup against the Bengals and why he makes Ryan Tannehill a better QB.
McCarthy has ‘positive conversations’ with Jones
Mike Florio and Charean Williams dissect what Mike McCarthy’s recent discussions with Jerry Jones mean for his future with the Cowboys and emphasize why Dallas owes it to the fan base to do a coaching...
Taylor Rapp remains out of practice for Rams
The Rams had to bring Eric Weddle out of retirement for their first playoff game because of injuries at safety and the outlook at the position hasn’t changed as they head toward Sunday’s game in...
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Baker Mayfield: Surgery on left shoulder was a “complete success”
After he dealt with a torn labrum in his left shoulder for most of the season, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has officially had it repaired. Both Mayfield and the Browns released statements on Mayfield...
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Giants request interview with Dan Quinn
The Giants have made their first request for a head coaching interview and it is for a guy who helped ensure that Joe Judge would be fired at the end of the 2021 season. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports...
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Sean McVay: Andrew Whitworth not ruled out for Sunday
Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth was sidelined for most of Monday’s win over the Cardinals after suffering a leg injury on the team’s first offensive play. He came back in for a few series but...
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Mike McCarthy: No. 1 focus moving forward is on penalties
There was a lot of focus on the final play of Sunday’s Cowboys loss to the 49ers, but the Cowboys’ attempt to spike the ball and run one more play might not have been necessary if they’d...
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Marquez Valdes-Scantling doesn’t practice, David Bakhtiari returns
The Packers had a couple of changes to their participation levels at Wednesday’s practice and one of them was a move in the wrong direction. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was a limited...
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a full participant in Wednesday practice
Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire may be on his way to playing in Sunday’s Divisional matchup against the Bills. Edwards-Helaire was a full participant in Kansas City’s Wednesday...
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Janoris Jenkins doesn’t practice for Titans Wednesday
The Titans made a pair of additions to their injury report after Wednesday’s practice and both players did not take part in practice. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins was added to the report with an ankle...
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Titans put Greg Mabin on COVID-19 reserve
After no active players went on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday or Tuesday, a player has landed on the list on Wednesday. Titans cornerback Greg Mabin was placed on COVID-19 reserve today. Mabin played...
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Trey Hendrickson upgraded to full participant on Wednesday
The Bengals had good news on their top pass rusher for their second practice day of the week. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson (concussion) was upgraded from a limited to a full participant on Wednesday....
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Mario Addison limited with shoulder injury
The Bills enter the week of their Divisional round matchup against the Chiefs pretty healthy, with a nearly clean injury report. Only defensive end Mario Addison was on Wednesday’s practice report, as...
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Dwayne Haskins: I definitely feel I can be a starter in this league
Washington cut former first-rounder Dwayne Haskins after less than two seasons. He started 13 games and threw 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and left with questions about his work ethic and his...
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Who will score most points in Divisional Round?
Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed discuss which teams they believe will score the most points during the Divisional Round and which teams are likely to score the least.
Simms: Bucs have to stop being 'arrogant' vs. Rams
Chris Simms discusses what problems the Los Angeles Rams pose for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and how they have performed in their previous matchups.
Ryan Jensen, Tristan Wirfs wouldn’t have practiced Wednesday
The Buccaneers only held a walkthrough practice on Wednesday and they would have been missing a couple of key pieces of their offensive line if they had held a full session. Head coach Bruce Arians said...
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The Rams' offense is dangerous when balanced
The Los Angeles Rams offense is at its best when the pressure is taken off Matthew Stafford and the run game is active.
Tom Brady says he doesn’t get special treatment on roughing the passer calls
The Eagles were flagged for a highly questionable roughing the passer call against Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday, but Brady wants to make clear that the referees don’t go out of their way...
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How can 49ers slow down Rodgers in Divisional?
Chris Simms explores what the 49ers can do to defend against a rested Aaron Rodgers when they head east to face the Packers in the Divisional Round.
Baker Mayfield undergoing shoulder surgery today
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is undergoing surgery today to repair his injured left shoulder. Anaheim Ducks orthopedic surgeon Orr Limpisvasti is repairing Mayfield’s torn labrum in Los Angeles....
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Mason Rudolph: I think I can be the guy next year and that’s my plan
With Ben Roethlisberger‘s pending retirement, the Steelers will open 2022 with a new starting quarterback for the first time in a long, long time. Head coach Mike Tomlin said this week that “all...
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Darrel Williams, Rashad Fenton didn’t practice Wednesday
The Chiefs held their first practice session of the week on Wednesday, but there were a couple of players who weren’t able to get on the field as the team prepared to face the Bills. Chiefs head coach...
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Eagles “expected more” from Jalen Reagor at this point
The most memorable moment of Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor‘s second NFL season came in Week 12 against the Giants, but it wasn’t memorable in a positive way. Reagor dropped a pair of passes...
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Derrick Henry: “We’ll see how this week goes”
Titans running back Derrick Henry has been practicing with the team since Week 18. And he’s at least impressed his teammates with his practice performance. But the star running back didn’t quite...
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Report: Ed Dodds withdraws from Bears G.M. search
The Bears reportedly have one less name to consider for their General Manager opening. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Colts assistant G.M. Ed Dodds has told the team that he’s withdrawing his...
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Brian Callahan: Head coaching interview takes nothing away from game preparation
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan is getting his unit ready to face the Titans on Saturday and he also has a bit of personal business to take care of on Thursday. Callahan will be interviewing...
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