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Week 7 Preview: Steelers vs. Titans

A battle of two undefeated teams takes place in Nashville as the Steelers and Titans meet up for a huge AFC showdown. Mike Florio and Chris Simms give their picks for the game.

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NFL reminds teams that rescheduled games could lead to sanctions
The NFL already has had an unprecedented number of rescheduled games. The NFL hopes that won’t continue. In a memo sent to all teams on Friday by NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent...
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Buccaneers continue all-in bet; then what?
The news that the Buccaneers have agreed to terms with receiver Antonio Brown is a bit of a surprise on the surface, given that coach Bruce Arians had said he’s not interested. Taking a closer look at...
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Report: Antonio Brown, Bucs agree to a one-year deal
Well, that didn’t take long. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Buccaneers and Antonio Brown have agreed to a one-year deal that will reunite the star receiver with quarterback Tom Brady and coach...
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Bears remove Badara Traore from COVID-19 list
The Bears removed Badara Traore from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. The practice squad offensive lineman went on the list Oct. 10. Following Traore’s positive test, the Bears kept their practice...
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Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks miss practice Friday
The Bears added pass rusher Khalil Mack to the injury report Friday. Mack did not practice because of a back injury. He was a full participant Thursday. “I think we’ll be OK,” coach Matt Nagy said,...
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Why did Seahawks make their interest in Antonio Brown known?
As the date for the potential return of Antonio Brown approached, we floated this idea on PFT Live: Would one team’s interest in Brown prompt other teams to get involved? That’s quite possibly...
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Steelers bringing back punter Jordan Berry to replace Dustin Colquitt
The Steelers cut veteran punter Dustin Colquitt on Friday. The move came days after coach Mike Tomlin said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN, that the team’s “punting is not up to snuff.” They...
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Report: Antonio Brown lands in Tampa tonight and is “very close” to deal
The Buccaneers, who already have Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski, soon could have another star weapon for star quarterback Tom Brady. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Bucs are “very...
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Week 7 NFL injury report roundup
Week Seven of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Eagles and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury...
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Drake: Cardinals taking 2020 'one game at a time'
Arizona RB Kenyan Drake joins Liam McHugh to discuss the SNF tilt with the Seahawks, his mom's advice playing with Kyler Murray, the success of Alabama players in the NFL and the Cardinals' playoff push.
Baker Mayfield had a “great week” of practice and Browns expect a rebound
Baker Mayfield probably shouldn’t have played last week. He did not look like himself with a chest injury against the Steelers, completing 56 percent of his passes, taking four sacks and throwing two...
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Will Saints use Hill more without Sanders, Thomas?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams discuss Michael Thomas' hamstring injury that will keep him out vs. Carolina and if it's time for Taysom Hill to get a chance at the helm for NOLA.
NFL fines Haskins for breaking COVID-19 protocol
Mike Florio and Charean Williams react to the the reported NFL fine levied against Dwayne Haskins for breaking COVID-19 protocol.
Antonio Brown to visit Buccaneers
The Seahawks were linked with Antonio Brown this week, but another NFC team is reportedly bringing him in for a visit this weekend. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Buccaneers will...
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Jones questions credibility of player criticism
Charean Williams says Jerry Jones is irritated and angry about where the Cowboys are in the standings, about losing Dak Prescott, about Mike McCarthy not living up to expectations, and about reports of...
Jon Gruden: We’ll be ready to go Sunday
The Raiders’ preparation for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers hit a snag when right tackle Trent Brown tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Brown’s contacts with the team’s...
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49ers will be without both starting safeties on Sunday
The 49ers will be without both of their starting safeties for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt have both been ruled out for Week 7. Ward was added to the injury...
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Giants trade Markus Golden to Cardinals
The Cardinals are bringing back a familiar face to help their pass rush. Arizona will send a 2021 sixth-round pick to the Giants in exchange for Markus Golden. Golden was a 2015 second-round pick of the...
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Holley, Smith support OBJ's passion for football
Michael Holley and Michael Smith react to Odell Beckham Jr.'s comments regarding playing football with passion and his desire to win now.
49ers taking calls about trading Dante Pettis
Wide receiver Dante Pettis last played in a game in Week Four and the right phone call in the coming days could make it the final game he ever plays for the 49ers. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said on...
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Dwayne Haskins fined for violating COVID-19 protocols
A bad season for Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins has had another misstep. Haskins was fined $4,833 for violating the team’s COVID-19 protocols, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. While the team was...
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Saints rule out Michael Thomas, put Bennie Fowler on IR
There’s a shortage of wide receivers in New Orleans at the moment. Emmanuel Sanders was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and that rules him out of Sunday’s game against the Panthers...
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Jamal Adams will miss Sunday night’s game vs. Cardinals
When the Seahawks face the Cardinals on Sunday night in a game that was moved by the NFL to prime time, Seattle will have to slow down Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray without safety Jamal Adams. Adams will...
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My bets, your money: Holley eyes TB, CHI, PIT
Michael Holley likes the Buccaneers, Bears, and Steelers for Week 7 in the NFL.
Russell Wilson lobbies for AB to join Seahawks
Michael Holly and Michael Smith discuss quarterback Russell Wilson lobbying for Antonio Brown to sign with the Seahawks, and review AB's past personal issues.
Packers list Aaron Jones as questionable
Running back Aaron Jones didn’t practice for the Packers on Friday and his status for Sunday’s game against the Texans will remain up in the air heading into the weekend. The Packers listed...
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Sharp: PIT offense should be ready for Titans' D
Warren Sharp looks at the potentially high-scoring Week 7 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans, and why the Steelers' offense shouldn't have many problems producing solid numbers.
Ken Crawley out for Saints due to close contact with Emmanuel Sanders
Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and that the reason for the placement was a positive test for the coronavirus...
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Tyrod Taylor is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Jaguars
Doctors medically cleared quarterback Tyrod Taylor to return this week. He was a full participant in practice. The Chargers, though, list him as questionable to return as Justin Herbert‘s backup....
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Jerry Jones questions credibility of anonymous player criticism of coaching staff
Jerry Jones is not happy. He’s not happy that his Cowboys are 2-4. He’s not happy that the Eagles now are in first place in the NFC East. He’s not happy he won’t have his star...
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Mitchell Schwartz, Sammy Watkins out for Chiefs on Sunday
Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz was able to start last Monday’s game against the Bills despite a back injury, but he only played eight snaps before leaving the game. He won’t even get that...
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Saints put Emmanuel Sanders on reserve/COVID-19 list
The Saints may be without their top two wide receivers against the Panthers on Sunday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is putting Emmanuel Sanders on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. He will...
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Julio Jones has limited practice Friday, but he is good to play vs. Lions
Falcons receiver Julio Jones has spent much of the season on the team’s injury report after injuring his hamstring in the season opener. He missed two games and played only 15 snaps in another. Jones...
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Ron Rivera set for final round of cancer treatment on Monday
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has been undergoing treatment squamous cell cancer since the summer, but he’s about to reach the final stage of that process. Rivera said on Friday that...
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John Brown, Cody Ford, Josh Norman out for Bills
The Bills will be shorthanded at a few spots for Sunday’s game against the Jets. Wide receiver John Brown, left guard Cody Ford, and cornerback Josh Norman have been ruled out for the contest. Brown...
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Steve McLendon knew about trade to Bucs before playing last week
Word of a trade sending defensive tackle Steve McLendon from the Jets to the Buccaneers broke shortly after the Jets lost 24-0 to the Dolphins last Sunday, but it didn’t come as a surprise to McLendon...
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Aaron Jones isn’t at practice, will appear on injury report
The Packers already have 14 names on the injury report. They’re about to have a fifteenth. Via Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com, running back Aaron Jones isn’t at practice on Friday. He’...
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Rich McKay: Raheem Morris has 11 weeks to put his stamp on our team
In his first week as the Falcons’ interim head coach, Raheem Morris made a good case that he deserves to be a head coach on a permanent basis. Morris’s boss says he wants to see Morris continue...
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Panthers activate Joey Slye, Trent Scott from COVID-19 list, place Rasul Douglas on it
The Panthers activated kicker Joey Slye and offensive lineman Trent Scott from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, the team announced. Carolina placed cornerback Rasul Douglas on the reserve/COVID-19 list....
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Will Buccaneers-Raiders move to Monday or Tuesday?
The Raiders’ latest run-in with COVID-19 has resulted in their Sunday game being flexed out of prime time. The next question is whether the game will be moved to Monday or Tuesday. The Raiders surely...
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Austin Hooper out for Sunday after appendectomy
Browns tight end Austin Hooper will be having an operation on Friday that will keep him from playing against the Bengals on Sunday. Hooper has appendicitis and Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that he...
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Bruce Arians doesn’t want Bucs “mingling” with Raiders after game
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady‘s decision to pass on a post-game handshake with Bears quarterback Nick Foles after the teams played a couple of weeks ago became fodder for questions from reporters...
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DeSean Jackson will land on IR with high ankle sprain
In two seasons since returning to Philadelphia, receiver DeSean Jackson has played in seven games. His eighth appearance won’t happen soon. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, an MRI revealed that Jackson...
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Joe Mixon ruled out for Bengals
The second Battle of Ohio of the 2020 season will unfold without Joe Mixon. Mixon missed a third straight practice on Friday due to the foot injury that he suffered in the first half of last Sunday’s...
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Warren Sharp looks at the the Week 8 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers, discussing both team's offenses and why the Chargers' may have the upper hand.
Edgerrin James: Peyton and I had different backgrounds, same all-business attitude
Former Colts running back Edgerrin James was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, and he has written a revealing essay about what made him a Hall of Famer — and why he and fellow Hall...
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Cowboys don’t expect to have Zack Martin Sunday
It looks like the Cowboys will have to go without right guard Zack Martin this weekend. Martin has a concussion and head coach Mike McCarthy said at his Friday press conference that he doesn’t see...
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Barring setbacks, Sam Darnold will return on Sunday
When the Jets host the Bills on Sunday, a pair of 2018 top-10 draft picks will meet again. Jets coach Adam Gase told reporters on Friday that “barring any setbacks,” quarterback Sam Darnold will...
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Washington Football Team to host Washington football fans Nov. 8
The Washington Football Team has not had any fans in the stands for their home games since adopting their new moniker this offseason, but that’s set to change next month. Up to 3,000 tickets will be...
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Derrick Brown named NFLPA Community MVP this week
Panthers defensive tackle Derrick Brown‘s off-field work has been recognized by the NFL Players Association this week. Brown has been named the union’s Community MVP for this week. The 2020...
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Brandon Graham: Game-ending strip sack will “change our season around”
The touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to Boston Scott gave the Eagles a late lead. The strip sack from defensive end Brandon Graham sealed the win. And it potentially sparked a turnaround from the 2-4-1...
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Report: Johnathan Abram won’t be cleared ahead of Sunday’s game
The Raiders put five players on their reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday because they had close contact with right tackle Trent Brown before he tested positive for the coronavirus. Those players have been...
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NFL’s political action committee skews to the right when making donations
Despite efforts by the NFL to show new sensitivity to progressive causes, the league isn’t putting its money where its mouth is. Via Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com the NFL’s political action...
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