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Saints expect Brett Hundley to be “well ready” for Sunday

The Saints are the first team preparing to face a Packers team quarterbacked by Brett Hundley and that’s prompted two different reactions from defensive end Cam Jordan. The first is that he’s not going to do the thing players sometimes do when they say they want to face an opposing team at full strength. Jordan [more]

Sam Martin returning to practice for Lions

The Lions placed punter Sam Martin on the non-football injury list before the start of the regular season, which left him ineligible to practice or play in the first six weeks of the season. Those six weeks are up and Martin is ready to get back on the field. The Lions announced on Tuesday that [more]

Doug Baldwin, Roger Goodell write joint letter supporting sentencing reform

Responding to players whose anthem protests shined a spotlight on criminal justice in America, the NFL has come out in support of sentencing reform. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin jointly signed a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, which would reduce [more]

Jay Gruden: We’ll “actively expand” Josh Doctson’s role

Wide receiver Josh Doctson has scored touchdowns in two of his last three games, but he only saw a quarter of the snaps in last Sunday’s win over the 49ers despite scoring in the first quarter. Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that will change. Doctson only played sparingly after being selected in the first round [more]

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back after one-game suspension

The Giants’ suspension of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn’t last long. Rodgers-Cromartie will be back with the team when they return to work tomorrow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Giants coach Ben McAdoo and Rodgers-Cromartie had a disagreement about playing time that got heated last week, and McAdoo decided to suspend Rodgers-Cromartie. That led to [more]

Jason Myers out as Jaguars kicker, Josh Lambo in

The Jaguars had a miserable special teams day against the Rams in Week Six and one member of the group lost his job on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is cutting kicker Jason Myers. Myers missed two field goals against the Rams, including a 54-yarder late in the game that would [more]

Bills “still have confidence” in Marcell Dareus

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is the highest-paid player on the Bills, although you wouldn’t know it from watching the team play this season. Dareus has not played more than a third of the snaps in any of his last three games, but defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier says that playing time isn’t a reflection of lost [more]

Will Jerry Jones try to take over Tuesday’s meeting?

The league has opted for an efficient, streamlined approach to Tuesday’s previously-scheduled ownership meeting in the hopes of resolving permanently and satisfactorily the anthem issue. But with a long way to go and a short time to get there, some are concerned that one specific owner who has plenty to say and no qualms about [more]

Panthers cut Brad Kaaya, back down to three quarterbacks

The Panthers didn’t have four quarterbacks for too long. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers released quarterback Brad Kaaya. It seemed someone was surplus to requirements when they promoted Garrett Gilbert from the practice squad yesterday, since they still had Cam Newton and Derek Anderson on hand. Kaaya was claimed off waivers from [more]

Colts’ second half struggles continue to baffle them

If the Colts have been consistent at anything this year, it has been at finding new ways to lose. Primarily in the second halves of games. Last night against the Titans, even one of the most dependable players in league history chipped in, with kicker Adam Vinatieri missing an extra point. But between that and [more]

Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills players are fond of taking long Uber rides. Optimism is the order of the week for the Dolphins. The Patriots defense started slow on Sunday. What to make of the 3-3 Jets? Ravens CB Jimmy Smith saw his most action since hurting his Achilles. The Bengals’ path back to contending for a playoff spot goes [more]

John Fox: Mitch Trubisky played outstanding on Sunday

There isn’t anything eye-popping about the numbers Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky compiled during Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win against the Ravens, but that isn’t how the Bears are defining the rookie’s performance at this point. They saw growth from Trubisky over his first start in terms of knowing when not to take risks that could come [more]

Ernie Accorsi: A Giants scout begged me to draft Tom Brady, I didn’t listen

One of the most interesting “what ifs” in NFL history is, What if some other team had drafted Tom Brady before the Patriots finally took him late in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft? Former Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi admits that team could have been the Giants, if only he had listened [more]

Mike Mitchell: I’m not a dirty player

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell drew a flag for roughing the passer during Sunday’s victory over the Chiefs when he hit Alex Smith in the back of the knees after Smith had delivered a pass to Kareem Hunt on the final play of the third quarter. Smith was upset about the hit, which came after a [more]

Bucs playing wait-and-see this week on Jameis Winston

As other teams around the league are having their seasons scrambled by quarterbacks with shoulder injuries, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is glad he’s not having season-ending conversations about Jameis Winston. That doesn’t mean he’s going to be able to play this week with a sprained AC joint, but the news could have been a lot [more]

NaVorro Bowman: I still have a lot of juice left

Linebacker Navorro Bowman‘s brief spell as a free agent came to an end on Monday when he signed a $3 million deal with the Raiders for the rest of the season. Bowman was released by the 49ers on Friday and called the decision to sign with the Raiders “pretty easy” because he didn’t have to [more]

Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers was “dirty”

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr‘s hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might have been a lot of things (including season-changing for the league and the Packers). But according to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, it wasn’t “dirty.” “We’re playing football,” Zimmer said, via Courtney Cronin of “It’s unfortunate that he got hurt but I think everything [more]

Derek Carr is completely healed, supposedly

On the fourth Sunday of the regular season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered not one but, reportedly, three fractured traverse processes in his back after taking a knee to the area in a loss to the Broncos. The Monday after the sixth Sunday of the regular season, Carr is completely healed. The Oakland injury report [more]

Marcus Mariota hailed by teammates for coming back strong

The Titans knew Marcus Mariota might not be 100 percent. But they were still amazed at what he was able to give them Monday night in beating the Colts. “Credit to Marcus,” Titans running back Derrick Henry said, via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website. “Now that’s a leader. That’s a tough guy. To [more]

Seahawks’ Luke Joeckel not expected to play this week after knee surgery

Seahawks left guard Luke Joeckel did indeed have surgery on his knee last week during Seattle’s bye week. Head coach Pete Carroll said last week Joeckel would have the clean up procedure done last Thursday and the schedule was followed as planned, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Carroll didn’t have an expected [more]

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