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  • !Rams sticking with running back by committee approach
    Jeff Fisher is channeling his inner Mike Shanahan with his handling of the running backs for the St. Louis Rams. Zac Stacy entered last week as the Rams leading rusher and had started the first five games of the year for St. Louis. Against the Seattle Seahawks, Stacy didn’t get a single carry as the…
    - 3 hours ago, October 23, 2014 1:58 am - -
  • !Seahawks to use Robert Turbin at fullback for now
    Robert Turbin found out less than 10 minutes before kickoff that he was going to be called into duty at fullback for the Seattle Seahawks last week against the St. Louis Rams after starter Derrick Coleman broke a bone in his foot during pregame warm ups. Despite never having played the position before in his…
    - 4 hours ago, October 23, 2014 12:24 am - -
  • !Kessler, not Ginsberg, will be questioning Goodell
    Well, this one keeps getting even more interesting. I’d assumed (ass, you, me) that the questioning of Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Ray Rice appeal hearing would be handled by Rice’s lawyer, Peter Ginsberg.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Goodell will be questioned not by Ginsberg but by NFLPA outside counsel Jeffrey…
    - 5 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:25 pm - -
  • !No limits on Goodell testimony
    The bad news for the NFL is that Commissioner Roger Goodell has been required to testify in hearing regarding the appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension.  The worse news is that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, no limits have been applied to the topics on which he’ll be interrogated. The case…
    - 5 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:15 pm - -
  • !Report: Titans tabbing Zach Mettenberger as their starter
    The Titans appear to be making a change at quarterback. According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans “plan” to go with rookie Zach Mettenberger as their starter for Sunday’s game against Houston. Fourth-year pro Jake Locker, who has missed the last two games with a right thumb injury, went through a limited…
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:00 pm - -
  • !Report: Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett arrested
    The Indianapolis Colts quickly released safety John Boyett a year ago after he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. Boyett could now find himself in a similar situation with the Denver Broncos. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Boyett was arrested on a misdemeanor third-degree a…
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:50 pm - -
  • !Week Eight skill-position injury report — Wednesday
    Here are the skill-position players in Thursday and Sunday games who were listed on the Wednesday injury report. Key fantasy starters are bolded. Injury information is via the NFL and clubs. The first injury report for Monday night’s Washington-Dallas matchup will be released Thursday. Teams on bye: 49ers, Giants. DID NOT PARTICIPATE Bears TE Mar…
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:29 pm - -
  • !Brian Cushing will miss at least a week with knee issue
    When discussing highlights of Pittsburgh’s Monday night win over the Texans on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Ross Tucker noticed that Houston linebacker Brian Cushing was having trouble moving. He was, because of his knee. Per a league source, Cushing will miss at least one game to rest his knee, which has…
    - 7 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:32 pm - -
  • !Roger Goodell will testify in Ray Rice appeal hearing
    Ray Rice 1, NFL 0. The first skirmish in the Ray Rice appeal hearing has resulted in a big victory for Rice and the NFL Players Association — and a potentially costly loss for the league office and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Per a league source (and as multiple others are reporting as the news is…
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:57 pm - -
  • !Pete Carroll has nothing more to say about Percy Harvin
    The Seahawks haven’t really said all that much about the stunning decision to trade receiver Percy Harvin.  Coach Pete Carroll didn’t add much to the collection in his weekly Wednesday press conference. “We already have made that move,” Carroll said in response to the question of how the team has moved on from Harvin.  “It…
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:40 pm - -


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  • !Report: Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans over Locker
    Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean is reporting that the Tennesse Titans plan to start rookie Zach Mettenberger against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans on Sunday. This move is rather interesting considering that head coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated on Monday that Jake Locker would start when healthy. Now that Locker is ready to go, it appears the team ha…
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:06 pm - -
  • !Report: Roger Goodell will have to testify in Ray Rice case
    If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had hopes to remain out of the Ray Rice appeal, which is set for early next month, those hopes have reportedly been thrown out the window.Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014This is an extremely interesti…
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:07 pm - -
  • !LaMarr Woodley likely done for season with biceps injury
    Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley missed practice Wednesday with a bicep injury, and head coach Tony Sparano said during his talk with the media that it “could be serious,” CSN Bay Area reports. Woodley, who signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Raiders during the offseason after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steeler…
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:03 pm - -
  • Darrelle Revis sent home for being late, misses practice
    Darrelle Revis' absence from Tuesday's practice confused many people.He didn't appear to have suffered an injury in the team's last game against the Jets, and no explanation was given.According to the latest report from Boston Globe NFL writer, Ben Volin, the star cornerback was sent home by his coach for being late.Per @BenVolin, Bill Belichick s…
    - 12 hours ago, October 22, 2014 4:17 pm - -
  • Seahawks don't think Russell Wilson is black enough?
    As the reasons behind the Seahawks’ decision to trade Percy Harvin are continually analyzed, more information about the dynamics of the team’s locker room are being reported. In the latest report, it is suggested that there was a divide in the locker room among Seahawks supporting Russell Wilson and players who supported Harvin. The report...Re…
    - 13 hours ago, October 22, 2014 4:05 pm - -
  • Porn star: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski
    Adult film star Brooke Haven made an interesting revelation to TMZ earlier this week when she was discussing the various professional athletes she has partied with. The 34-year-old admitted that she has hung out with “a lot” of athletes, yet she hardly hesitated when asked who parties the hardest. The answer is Sebastian Janikowski. Janikowski,…
    - 14 hours ago, October 22, 2014 2:58 pm - -
  • Lions send player home from London after cutting him
    There will be no tea or crumpets -- or a job -- in William Powell's immediate future. Per the Detroit Free Press, the Lions on Wednesday released Powell from the practice squad, sending him home from London ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. Following a nearly eight-hour flight,…
    - 15 hours ago, October 22, 2014 1:57 pm - -
  • Report: Some Seahawks think Wilson isn’t 'black enough'
    Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report gives an in detailed breakdown of what is going on in the Seattle Locker Room and how that affected the decision to trade Percy Harvin. It appears the root of the problem started with Harvin and Russell Wilson. When there are internal battles between a receiver and quarterback, 99.9% of the time the quarterback is go…
    - 15 hours ago, October 22, 2014 1:11 pm - -
  • Jamaal Charles admits he hid concussion symptoms
    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers as he was crossing the goal line on a first-half touchdown run Sunday. Flowers had to leave the game with a concussion, but Charles didn’t miss any plays. Did he hide concussion symptoms? During an interview with...Read More
    - 18 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:20 am - -
  • 10 bold predictions for Week 8 of NFL season
    Week 8 of the NFL season begins Thursday night in Denver when Peyton Manning and the Broncos will host Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. Let’s look into our crystal ball and see what’s in store for Week 8. The Patriots will beat the Bears, 46-10 While Ron Rivera displays some the temper and tenacity that made the Monsters of the Midw…
    - 23 hours ago, October 22, 2014 6:04 am - -


  • !Source: Goodell ordered to testify in Rice case
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been compelled to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
    - 3 hours ago, October 23, 2014 1:40 am - -
  • !Titans QB Mettenberger to start, source says
    The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
    - 5 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:44 pm - -
  • !Sources: Belichick bars late Revis from practice
    Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was barred from practice Tuesday by coach Bill Belichick for tardiness, two sources confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:34 pm - -
  • !Jets' Smith on Harvin: It's not video games
    Quarterback Geno Smith says Percy Harvin is a dynamic player but that the Jets have many other weapons at wide receiver.
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:28 pm - -
  • !Trestman: Bears' locker room rant behind them
    Bears coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday his team has moved past the loss to the Dolphins and Brandon Marshall's subsequent locker room rant and placed the focus where it matters most: preparing for Sunday's road matchup against the Patriots.
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:23 pm - -
  • !Garrett: D-line depth forced Sam's release
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Michael Sam got caught up in a numbers' game along the defensive line, which led to his release from the practice squad on Tuesday.
    - 9 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:02 pm - -
  • !Hypothetical trade: Tom Brady to Texans
    NFL trade deadline: Four explosive, albeit unlikely, hypothetical deals
    - 9 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:00 pm - -
  • !Judge to remain on Adrian Peterson case
    A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been denied.
    - 11 hours ago, October 22, 2014 6:07 pm - -
  • !Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'
    Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
    - 11 hours ago, October 22, 2014 6:06 pm - -
  • !DC: Burfict's reckless style hurting Bengals
    Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says linebacker Vontaze Burfict must learn to tackle better to avoid injuries.
    - 11 hours ago, October 22, 2014 5:43 pm - -

  • !Titans plan to start Zach Mettenberger on Sunday
    The Tennessee Titans are planning to make a switch at quarterback on Sunday. Rookie Zach Mettenberger is likely to start, according to Ian Rapoport. What does this mean for Jake Locker's future in Tennessee?
    - 5 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:17 pm - -
  • !Brian Cushing (knee) won't play Sunday for Texans
    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is out at least one week so he can rest a sore knee that hasn't slowed him in recent weeks, Ian Rapoport reports.
    - 7 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:58 pm - -
  • !DeMarco Murray rewards O-linemen with iMacs
    Christmas came early for the Cowboys' offensive line, thanks to DeMarco Murray. The running back surprised his O-line with iMacs on Wednesday.
    - 7 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:37 pm - -
  • !LaMarr Woodley likely out for season with torn biceps
    Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is likely lost for the season after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:45 pm - -
  • !Nate Washington could be on trade block for Titans
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on "NFL Total Access" that multiple teams have called the Tennessee Titans about the availability of wide receiver Nate Washington.
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:24 pm - -
  • !Brandon Flowers out, Jason Verrett unlikely for Bolts
    The Chargers will likely be without starting cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett for Thursday's game against the Broncos. Will Peyton Manning feast on the Bolts' secondary?
    - 9 hours ago, October 22, 2014 7:34 pm - -
  • Pats tell Darrelle Revis to stay home due to tardiness
    Bill Belichick told Darrelle Revis not to show up for practice Tuesday after the star corner was going to be late for a meeting. It's not the first time the New England Patriots' coach has disciplined a player for being tardy.
    - 12 hours ago, October 22, 2014 4:26 pm - -
  • Bill Polian, Ron Wolf chosen as Hall of Fame finalists
    Two general managers were selected as the first nominees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's new "contributor" category. Do Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have a good chance of receiving the Hall Call?
    - 14 hours ago, October 22, 2014 2:34 pm - -
  • Goodell compelled to testify in Rice appeals hearing on Nov. 5-6
    Ray Rice will have his appeal of his indefinite suspension heard in just over two weeks. Albert Breer reported Tuesday that the former Ravens running back's hearing will be set Nov. 5 and 6.
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 2:51 pm - -

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  • !Please Let The Details Leak
    Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, October 22, 2014 8:44 pm - -
  • Graphic: The Atlanta Falcons Don't Know Where London Is
    To give Falcons fans an inside look on the team's journey across the pond for this weekend's game against the Lions, the team has posted an infographic detailing the travel schedule. It ... has at least a couple mistakes.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, October 22, 2014 12:29 pm - -
  • The Cowboys released Michael Sam today, and PFT Commenter found that a lot of people (make sure to s
    The Cowboys released Michael Sam today, and PFT Commenter found that a lot of people (make sure to say they) don't care. [Strong Takes]Read more...
    - 1 day ago, October 21, 2014 5:16 pm - -
  • Kyle Orton Was The Most Pivotal Quarterback In Week 8
    According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Kyle Orton had three of the NFL's top five most positive plays of the week on the Bills' game-winning drive. Read more...
    - 1 day ago, October 21, 2014 5:08 pm - -
  • The Dallas Cowboys Have Cut Michael Sam
    The Dallas Cowboys announced today that Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been cut from the team's practice squad.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 3:39 pm - -
  • Jeremy Kerley Seems Excited About His New Contract With The Jets
    "Uhhhh ... yayyyyy."
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 3:15 pm - -
  • Peyton Manning's 510 Touchdowns, Visualized By Distance And Receiver
    Here's a sleek-looking chart of Peyton Manning's 510 career touchdowns, put together by data artist Max Einstein at You'll want to expand the image or view the full-sized version on his site—it has every TD pass listed chronologically, displayed by distance, and includes clusters for each receiver who caught five or more scor…
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 1:04 pm - -
  • Matt Flynn Had A Hell Of A Time At Last Night's Pearl Jam Concert
    Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn—along with linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang—went to Pearl Jam's show in Milwaukee Monday night. Reader Collin was also there, and did confirm that Flynn was enjoying himself.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 10:50 am - -
  • Nah, Don't Be Ray Rice For Halloween
    I get it; it's cheap and easy. You get an old jersey, some pads, a blow-up doll, and bam: you're the public face of domestic violence. But maybe the recognition you'll inspire isn't worth it? Just a thought.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 9:42 am - -
  • Reports: Aldon Smith's Suspension Could Be Terminated Shortly
    Aldon Smith was suspended nine games by the NFL in August, after he was sentenced on weapons and DUI charges. But according to a report from Mike Florio and confirmed by Chris Mortensen, the NFL is considering reducing that suspension by one or two games. Since Smith has already sat out seven games, if the suspension is reduced by two he'll be a…
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 1:35 am - -

  • !Video: Chuck Pagano talks injuries, Steelers
    Colts coach provides injury update on Reggie Wayne, Trent Richardson, chats about upcoming game at Pittsburgh.
    - 3 hours ago, October 23, 2014 1:23 am - -
  • !Report: Cushing to Miss Titans' Game
    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is set to miss the Tennessee Titans' game to rest his knee.
    - 4 hours ago, October 23, 2014 12:50 am - -
  • !A Crash Course in ‘NASCAR’
    The Packers rolled out a shiny new wrinkle with a catchy name last week; we examine its roots and reasoning. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)
    - 5 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:54 pm - -
  • !Mettenberger To Start Sunday Versus Texans
    It's been a whirlwind week for the Tennessee Titans and there are still three days till kickoff against the Houston Texans at L.P. Field.
    - 5 hours ago, October 22, 2014 11:39 pm - -
  • !Behind Enemy Lines- Dolphins
    Jags Insider publisher Charlie Bernstein asks AFC East writer for Football Insiders and resident of Miami, Tony Lopez some in-depth questions about this Sunday's opponent, the Miami Dolphins.
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:50 pm - -
  • !Graham Ailing But Saints Have Firepower
    Jimmy Graham isn't 100 percent healthy but Drew Brees still has plenty of options in the passing game. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY)
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:35 pm - -
  • !Bill Polian Chosen as Hall of Fame Finalist
    Former Bills General Manager Bill Polian was named a Hall of Fame finalist in the 2015 Class. Polian and Ron Wolf are the inaugural nominations in the new contributor category.
    - 6 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:11 pm - -
  • !Derek Carr Is "Old School" (VIDEO)
    Oakland Raiders Derek Carr holds his weekly media Press Conference in which he informs reporters that he keeps notes on ALL defensive coordinators and ALL opposing Head Coaches; not on an 'iPad', but on old fashioned spiral notebooks...
    - 7 hours ago, October 22, 2014 10:04 pm - -
  • !McKinnon making tough yards look easier
    Jerick McKinnon is learning a lot and producing plenty, even between the tackles, where the yards can be harder to find for smaller backs.
    - 7 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:49 pm - -
  • !Tony Sparano: Practice Execution Poor (VIDEO)
    Oakland Raiders Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano gives his Wednesday media press conference...
    - 7 hours ago, October 22, 2014 9:46 pm - -

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  • Broncos are still No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings
    NEW YORK (AP) It's almost unanimous: The Denver Broncos are still the top team in the NFL.Denver received 11 first-place votes Tuesday for the AP Pro32 power rankings, which are decided by a 12-member media panel that regularly covers the league.The Broncos (5-1) are coming off a 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Peyton Man…
    - 1 day ago, October 21, 2014 7:09 pm - -
  • Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
    IRVING, Texas (AP) Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for several potential reinforcements to return to the defensive line.Sam spent seven weeks…
    - 1 day ago, October 21, 2014 6:15 pm - -
  • AP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6
    A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public.Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct p…
    - 2 days ago, October 21, 2014 4:30 pm - -
  • New advisers say NFL is serious about reform
    CHICAGO (AP) Beth E. Richie is a professor and a college administrator. She has written articles and books about feminism, battered women and the prison system, and provided training for police, judges and other groups.So when the NFL called to ask for help with its domestic conduct policy, Richie wanted to make sure it was more serious than win…
    - 6 days ago, October 17, 2014 1:05 pm - -
  • AP source: Decision soon on Goodell Rice testimony
    A neutral arbiter is expected to decide early next week whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.Goodell said last week he'd leave the decision to former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was picked by t…
    - 7 days ago, October 16, 2014 4:27 pm - -