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Patriots downgrade Gronk to doubtful
He didn’t fly to Chicago with his teammates, but there’s still a chance he’ll make it to Soldier Field and suit up on Sunday, in theory. The Patriots have officially downgraded tight end...
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Mychal Kendricks meeting with NFL this week
Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks‘ indefinite suspension may be getting more definite, soon. Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Kendricks has a meeting set this week with the...
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NFL fines Vontaze Burfict $112,000
The NFL has taken a lot of criticism for not suspending Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict after his cheap shots against the Steelers on Sunday. But the league sure did hit Burfict hard in the wallet. The...
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Jets officially release Terrelle Pryor
They were planning to do it, and do it they did. The Jets have released receiver Terrelle Pryor, giving his roster spot to practice-squad receiver Deontay Burnett. Pryor, a vested veteran, instantly becomes...
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Missing time will hit Gronk in the wallet
For the second straight year, the Patriots gave tight end Rob Gronkowski a contractual adjustment that hinges exclusively on playing and producing. Which means that, if he can’t play and/or produce,...
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Texans activate Andre Hal from NFI
And you thought J.J. Watt‘s comeback was a good story: Texans safety Andre Hal has one-upped his teammate. The Texans activated Hal off the reserve/non-football illness list Saturday, making him...
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Rob Gronkowski not on Patriots’ flight to Chicago
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t make the team’s trip to Chicago for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Gronk wasn’t on the team flight because of the back injury he’s...
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Melvin Gordon downgraded to questionable
The Chargers face the Titans in London on Sunday morning, and there’s currently a greater chance than there was a day ago that running back Melvin Gordon won’t be available to play. The Chargers...
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49ers waive Tom Savage
The Tom Savage era in San Francisco is over. (There was one?) The former Texans quarterback is out, not long after he was in. The 49ers have waived Savage, trimming him from the roster to create a spot for...
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Texans downgrade Zach Fulton to out
The Texans have made the trip to Jacksonville for a key divisional showdown with the Jaguars. They won’t have starting right guard Zach Fulton. Fulton has started every game this year, his first with...
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Longtime NFL player and coach Dick Modzelewski dies at 87
Dick Modzelewski, a lineman who spent 14 years as an NFL player and another 22 years as an NFL coach, has died at the age of 87. At six feet tall and 260 pounds, Modzelewski was small by the standards of...
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Jets to cut Terrelle Pryor
Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor has caught a touchdown pass in two straight games, but he won’t be catching another touchdown pass soon. The Jets are releasing Pryor today, Adam Schefter of ESPN...
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Mike Zimmer concerned about Kirk Cousins’ fumbles
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown the ball well this year, but there’s one thing he still needs to clean up, and it’s the same thing that has plagued him throughout his career: fumbles...
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NFL teams going for two slightly more often, slightly more successfully
When the NFL moved back extra points 13 yards, some thought that would result in more teams going for two. It hasn’t really worked out that way. Kicking the extra point is still the default option for...
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Opposing quarterbacks avoiding Richard Sherman
San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman made a high-profile play for the wrong reason on Monday night, getting called for a penalty that handed the Packers a critical first down. Sherman hasn’t made...
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Von Miller takes over NFL sack lead with two more on Thursday night
Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller has moved into the league lead in sacks after taking down Josh Rosen twice on Thursday night. Miller now has 7.5 sacks through seven games, putting him half a sack...
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Dolphins view heat in Miami as an advantage
Last week, as the Dolphins-Bears game stretched into overtime, some Chicago players looked like they were beginning to wilt under the heat. This week, the Dolphins are preparing for their second consecutive...
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Carson Wentz has no injury designation for Week Seven
Nerves were frayed in Philly when quarterback Carson Wentz appeared on the Wednesday injury report as limited in practice. But the final report for the week has been filed, and Wentz has no official...
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Trade for Carlos Hyde suggests pessimism over Leonard Fournette’s injury
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has missed the last two games, and counting. And the Jaguars may not be counting on Fournette as the season continues to unfold. The decision to send a 2019 fifth-...
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Scores like 43-40, 45-42 and 48-40 are starting to feel commonplace
So far this NFL season, 94 games have been played. In three of those games, both teams scored 40 or more points. From the 2014 season through the 2017 season, 1,024 games were played. Only twice did both...
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After Carlos Hyde trade, Browns now have three fifth-round picks
The Browns got the Jaguars’ fifth-round draft pick for sending running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville on Friday, and now they have three picks in that round. Cleveland previously got New England...
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Adrian Peterson’s low-fuel light not on yet
Adrian Peterson had only 601 yards and two touchdowns on 193 yards the past two years combined. That’s a 3.1 yards per carry average and a 46.2 yards per game average. While Peterson has no chance to...
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Friday’s #PFTPM reviews the news, answers your questions
Friday’s #PFTPM doesn’t include the usual Sunday preview, because as you may have noticed MDS and I created video previews for every game. Instead, I spent some time talking about the news of...
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Riveron: NFL will again consider making hair pulls illegal
Last Sunday, Texans defender Jadeveon Clowney dragged Bills running back Chris Ivory to the ground with a hair pull. It’s a legal maneuver. Eventually, it may not be. NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al...
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Adam Thielen can tie NFL record Sunday
Adam Thielen leads the NFL with 58 catches for 712 yards, putting him on pace to break Marvin Harrison’s single-season NFL record for catches (143) and just off the pace of Calvin Johnson’s...
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Week Seven injury report roundup
Week Seven of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a Broncos win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports...
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Ziggy Ansah: I wouldn’t wish my injuries on anybody
Ziggy Ansah, playing on a one-year, $17.1 million franchise tag, has played only one game and made only one sack. He now has missed nine games over the past three seasons, and the Lions list the defensive...
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Jimmy Garoppolo rejoins 49ers for meetings
Although he is on crutches, unable to practice, Jimmy Garoppolo is back at work. The 49ers quarterback returned to the team Tuesday and has attended meetings all week. “It’s been good to have him around,...
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Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill have no hate for Vontaze Burfict
We know what some of the Steelers think of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. But, even knowing Burfict served a three-game suspension to start last season after a hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman,...
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Cardinals hope Byron Leftwich can get David Johnson going
As most people probably expected, the firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was the dominant topic at Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks’ press conference on Friday afternoon. Wilks’...
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Justin Houston, Eric Berry doubtful; Mitch Morse out
The Chiefs don’t expect to have safety Eric Berry or outside linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday against the Bengals. The team lists both as doubtful. Berry missed practice all week with a heel injury...
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NFL Week 7 Fantasy matchups
Rotoworld's Evan Silva breaks down key fantasy matchups ahead of Week 7's slate of games, including Dolphins WR Albert Wilson vs. the Lions.
Josh Rosen has sprained left big toe
Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen has a sprained left big toe. He isn’t expected to miss any time. “We put him in a boot last night to take the pressure off of it, and he should be fine and ready...
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Patriots won’t have Marcus Cannon on Sunday
The Bears might have linebacker Khalil Mack in the lineup on Sunday after listing him as questionable with an ankle injury, but the Patriots won’t have right tackle Marcus Cannon available to go...
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Alex Lewis won’t play for Ravens this week
It was a scary moment last Sunday when Ravens left guard Alex Lewis was strapped to a backboard and taken to the hospital, but the news about his condition took a positive turn a short time later. Lewis was...
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Sean Lee ready to return Sunday
Sean Lee has missed 45 games in his nine seasons, so the Cowboys linebacker has gone through this (too) many times previously. Lee will return Sunday after missing three games with a hamstring strain. He...
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Broncos-Cardinals sets a new low for broadcast ratings
Now it’s a game, indeed. Thursday night’s Broncos-Cardinals game, simulcast by FOX and NFL Network, set a new low for games televised on broadcast TV. According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness...
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Ziggy Ansah, Cameron Wake questionable for Lions-Dolphins
The Lions and Dolphins may both be getting a key pass rusher back in the lineup when they face off in Miami on Sunday. Ziggy Ansah has not played since Week One because of a shoulder injury, but he’s...
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Browns trade Carlos Hyde to Jaguars
The Browns are shipping their starting running back to Jacksonville. Carlos Hyde has been traded from the Browns to the Jaguars, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Jaguars find themselves in need of a...
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Steve Keim: I’m coming out swinging like hell
The Cardinals have identified their problems. They have begun fixing them, having fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday morning. “It gets back to making a lot of tough decisions, sometimes...
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NFL: Officials missed penalty on helmet-to-helmet hit on Amari Cooper
Sunday’s game in London included a hit to the head of Raiders receiver Amari Cooper. It seemed to be a blatant violation of a couple of rules, but no penalties were called. In this week’s...
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Report: Marshawn Lynch to miss at least a month
The Raiders have a bye this weekend, but the bad news is still coming their way. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said after last Sunday’s loss that there was some concern about running back Marshawn...
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Vinny Curry, Gerald McCoy out for Bucs this weekend
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out as a Buccaneers captain and he’ll also be out of the lineup against the Browns this Sunday. McCoy was ruled out by the Bucs on Friday after missing the entire week...
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Jerry Jones remains convinced Dak Prescott provides “long-term promise”
Jerry Jones hasn’t changed his mind on Dak Prescott, despite the quarterback’s struggles this season. The Cowboys rank only 29th in total offense, and Prescott ranks 26th in passer rating....
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Myles Garrett to officials: Do your job
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett feels his team is winding up on the wrong side of calls from officials far too often this season. Garrett cited a prime example from last Sunday’s loss to the...
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T.Y. Hilton not on final report, five Colts still out
The Colts still have a difficult injury situation, but they’re at least getting one key contributor back. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is not listed on the final injury report, after being a full...
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Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson practice, listed as questionable
The Bears got two important pieces back on the practice field Friday, increasing the chances they’ll play Sunday against the Patriots. Via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, outside linebacker...
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Adrian Peterson questionable, Paul Richardson doubtful for Sunday
Washington is set to be in better shape at running back than wide receiver against Dallas this weekend. Running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson are both listed as questionable for the NFC East...
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Odell Beckham Sr. takes a shot at Giants owner John Mara
Giants owner John Mara was critical of receiver Odell Beckham Jr. this week, saying Beckham needs to do less talking. Beckham’s dad noticed. Odell Beckham Sr., a former LSU running back, posted a...
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Dalvin Cook out again for Vikings
The Vikings have gotten used to playing without running back Dalvin Cook over the last two seasons and they’ll continue to do so again on Sunday. Head coach Mike Zimmer said at his Friday press...
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Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy out as Buccaneers captains
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter deliberately delayed the annual captain vote, undoubtedly due to the three-game suspension of quarterback Jameis Winston. Now that Winston is back (and back under center as the...
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Jets list Trumaine Johnson, Terrelle Pryor as doubtful
The Jets are set to be shorthanded at wide receiver and cornerback for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Head coach Todd Bowles said early in the week that wide receiver Quincy Enunwa would be out...
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Limited in practice, Melvin Gordon has no injury designation for Week Seven
When can a guy be injured but not really injured? On an NFL injury report, of course. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was limited in practice on Friday in London with a hamstring injury, according to...
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