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Report: Michael Crabtree, Donald Penn get into sideline quarrel

CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson reported that two Raiders players got into a pushing match on the sideline. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree and offensive tackle Donald Penn exchanged shoves and words before assistant coach Mike Tice broke it up. Crabtree had two catches for 22 yards in the first half as the Raiders trailed 20-14. [more]

Chiefs lead 20-14 at halftime

Derek Carr and Alex Smith both have thrown for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns, but the Chiefs made two field goals and the Raiders had one blocked and missed another. That has Kansas City holding a 20-14 halftime lead. The teams have combined for 26 first downs and 537 yards in an entertaining [more]

President Trump releases “stand for national anthem” petition

The Commander-in-Chief won’t be ending his attack on the NFL any time soon. Via the New York Daily News, President Trump and Vice President Pence have started a petition regarding the national anthem, urging everyone to stand for it wherever it is played. “The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for [more]

Marshawn Lynch ejected for contact with official

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected after contact with an official. He was escorted to the locker room with six minutes remaining in the first half. The teams began pushing and shoving after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The Raiders took exception [more]

Chiefs need only three plays to go 99 yards

The Raiders had the NFL’s only 99-yard drive before Thursday night. They became the second team to allow a 99-yard drive Thursday. The Chiefs needed only three plays to cover almost the length of the field and take a 17-14 lead with 8:51 remaining until halftime. It was the team’s first 99-yard drive since Dec. [more]

Who is this Amari Cooper?

After only two possessions, Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is closing in on 100 yards and has two touchdowns. The only other game he had two touchdowns came against Green Bay on Dec. 20, 2015. Cooper has three catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns. His 38-yard score came on a flea flicker when officials [more]

Amari Cooper answers critics early

There is nothing wrong with Amari Cooper tonight. The wide receiver caught two passes for 50 yards on the Raiders’ first possession, including a 38-yard touchdown. It was his longest reception of the season. Cooper had only 51 yards in the past four games combined, all four losses by the Raiders. In the first six [more]

Aaron Rodgers undergoes surgery Thursday

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent surgery Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media first reported. The Packers now face a decision: Do they put him on injured reserve or keep him on the active roster? He still could return after eight weeks if Green Bay opts for injured reserve. “As far as Aaron’s situation, our focus [more]

Dolphins insist Sunday’s game will be fully staffed with security personnel

The never ending anthem controversy is like a dam that constantly springs new leaks in different spots. According to Andy Slater of WINZ, police officers may choose not to provide security services Sunday’s Jets-Dolphins game, based apparently on the perception that protests during the national anthem are directed at them. A Dolphins source insists that [more]

Marquel Lee won’t play for Raiders; Albert Wilson will play for Chiefs

The Raiders already had ruled out cornerback Gareon Conley (shin) and right tackle Marshall Newhouse (foot), and they won’t have starting middle linebacker Marquel Lee (ankle) either. Lee, listed as questionable Wednesday, was among their Thursday inactives. Show More Summary

Myles Garrett “expects better” after three sacks in two games

Myles Garrett had a sack on the first play of his career. Does it get any better than that? Well, yeah, the Browns defensive end sure believes so. Garrett has three sacks in two games, having missed the first four games with a high-ankle sprain. “I feel like you can expect better,” Garrett said, via [more]

Bills waive Tyrell Adams, re-sign Deon Lacey

The Bills undid Thursday what they did Wednesday. They waived linebacker Tyrell Adams with an injury designation a day after claiming him off waivers from Oakland. Buffalo re-signed linebacker Deon Lacey, whom it cut after claiming Adams. The Raiders waived Adams after signing Navorro Bowman. Adams joined the Raiders last year and moved from the [more]

Packers defenders come to Aaron Rodgers’ defense

Clay Matthews and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix refused to call Anthony Barr‘s hit on Aaron Rodgers dirty, but they were surprised when officials didn’t penalize the Vikings linebacker. The NFL still could fine Barr, with fines made public Friday. “I’ve been hitting quarterbacks for almost a decade now and generally when you see a quarterback get [more]

Jets will get Bilal Powell back this week

The Jets are going for a sweep of their season series against the Dolphins in Miami this Sunday and they’ll have running back Bilal Powell back in the lineup to help them do it. Powell is practicing in full after missing last week’s loss to the Patriots with a calf injury and coach Todd Bowles [more]

Scott Linehan on Ezekiel Elliott: An every-down back is hard to replace

Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan began the week game planning with Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Darren McFadden as his running backs. He found out Tuesday night Ezekiel Elliott was returning to the team. “We spent the weekend thinking one thing was happening, so we started thinking about the other guys,” Linehan said Thursday. “You [more]

Jonathan Allen heads to injured reserve

Word on Wednesday was that rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen would miss the rest of the regular season because of a Lisfranc injury to his foot and the Redskins made a roster move on Thursday that supports that outlook. Allen has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery, although the team isn’t ready to [more]

Jay Gruden on Carson Wentz: I don’t know how he got to Philadelphia

Jay Gruden and Browns fans have something in common: They both wish Carson Wentz didn’t go to Philadelphia. Gruden, the Washington coach whose team is preparing to face Wentz’s Eagles, lavished praise on Wentz today and perhaps took a little shot at the Browns for trading the pick that the Eagles used to draft Wentz. [more]

Mike Wallace “should be fine” for Sunday’s game

The Ravens signed wide receiver Griff Whalen on Thursday as they have three wide receivers dealing with injuries, but one of them said on Thursday that he expects to be ready to play against the Vikings, one of his former teams, this weekend. Mike Wallace hurt his back when he took a hit in last [more]

49ers sign Logan Paulsen

Tight end Logan Paulsen wasn’t off the 49ers’ roster long. The team, which released him Tuesday, re-signed him Thursday. He will take cornerback Leon Hall‘s spot on the roster. Hall, signed Oct. 10, was inactive last week in the loss to Washington. Paulsen, 30, is the third tight end on the depth chart behind rookie [more]

Olivier Vernon out of practice Thursday after limited work on Wednesday

There was some encouraging news for the Giants defensive line on Wednesday when defensive end Olivier Vernon took part in practice on a limited basis. Vernon missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but his practice work suggested he could be back in action against the Seahawks this weekend. Those hopes may have [more]

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