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Colts extend Robert Mathis through 2016

Robert Mathis will not play at all this season after suffering a torn Achilles during a workout. But he’s still very much in the Colts’ plans. The team announced today that it has extended Mathis’s contract for another season. He’s now under contract with the Colts through 2016. Mathis was suspended for the first four…

PFT Live: Jarius Wright

The Teddy Bridgewater era got off to a smashing start on Sunday and we’ll talk to one of the biggest beneficiaries of the quarterback change in Minnesota on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright will join Mike Florio to discuss the play of the team’s first-round pick in his first NFL…

Bengals think Vontaze Burfict can return from concussion this week

The Bengals are back from their bye week and readying their preparations for Sunday’s attempt to extend their winning streak to four games against the Patriots on Sunday night. Part of that process will involve doctors taking a look at linebacker Vontaze Burfict to see if he’s recovered enough from his most recent concussion to…

FCC unanimously dumps blackout rule

The NFL wants to “Protect Football on Free TV.”  The FCC did just that on Tuesday, voting unanimously to abandon the blackout rule. “This is a historic day for sports fans,” Sports Fans Coalition chairman David Goodriend said in a release.  “Since 1975, the federal government has propped up the NFL’s obnoxious practice of blacking…

Jared Allen resumes working out after bout with pneumonia

Bears defensive end Jared Allen was knocked out of the Bears lineup last week with a case of pneumonia that reportedly left him 18 pounds lighter and unable to get on the field. Allen’s outlook for Week Five after such a serious illness isn’t clear yet, but he has resumed working out at the team’s…

Bruce Carter will miss some time with quad strain

After Dr. Jerry Jones misdiagnosed Morris Claiborne’s torn patellar tendon as an ACL, we’re probably going to want to get a second opinion. But Jones said this morning on is weekly radio show on KRLD-FM that linebacker Bruce Carter would likely miss this week’s game. “This is one of those week-to-week [injuries],” Jones said, via Charean…

Week Four power rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (No. 1 last week; 2-1):  Richard Sherman is even better than the bye. 2. Cincinnati Bengals (No. 2; 3-0):  Winning at Foxboro on Sunday night will no longer be viewed as an upset. 3. Denver Broncos (No. 3; 2-1):  The team they need to be most worried about in the AFC resides…

NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah followed in the footsteps of many other players on Monday night when he celebrated his interception return for a touchdown by going to his knees in prayer. Unlike those other players, Abdullah was penalized for going to the ground under the league’s rules for unsportsmanlike conduct. The only difference between Abdullah and…

Jets sign Chris Owusu

The Jets made some moves to shake up their receiving corps on Monday. Fourth-round pick Jalen Saunders was dumped from the roster so the team could sign former Bills third-rounder T.J. Graham and the team announced a bit later in the day that they have also signed former Buccaneers wideout Chris Owusu. Owusu was released…

Mark Davis fires the guy who really wasn’t to blame

The worst-kept, stutter-stepped secret in the NFL came to fruition last night, with Raiders owner Mark Davis reacting to an ugly London loss by dumping his third-year head coach, Dennis Allen. But how much of the team’s horrific performances over the past two-plus seasons can be pinned on Allen?  Was it Allen who threw away…

Jake Locker expected to practice on Wednesday

The Titans kept quarterback Jake Locker on the bench in Week Four because of a right wrist injury, which left Charlie Whitehurst and Zach Mettenberger to do the quarterbacking in a lopsided loss to the Colts. It doesn’t look like the absence will be an extended one. On Monday, coach Ken Whisenhunt said that he expects…

Marc Trestman tiptoes around Brandon Marshall

That ugly interception thrown on Sunday by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was the fault of receiver Brandon Marshall.  Unless it wasn’t. After Sunday’s 21-point home loss to the Packers, Chicago coach Marc Trestman pinned the blame on Brandon for running the wrong route, a hook-and-go instead of an 18-yard button hook.  On Monday, Trestman changed…

Mike McCoy not happy with state of Chargers run game

Injuries have left the Chargers without Danny Woodhead for the rest of the season and Ryan Mathews for several weeks, but their absences haven’t stopped the Chargers from winning games. They have helped keep the Chargers from having a decent run game, however. Donald Brown has carried the ball 41 times for 81 yards over the…

Packers assuming Teddy Bridgewater will be on the field

The Packers have a short turnaround to prepare for the Vikings on Thursday night. So they’re not going to waste much time game-planning as if Christian Ponder might play. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he’s working with the assumption that rookie Teddy Bridgewater will be back, after leaving with a sprained ankle last week. “I would…

Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills RB Fred Jackson said he stands behind coach Doug Marrone’s decision to bench QB EJ Manuel. The Dolphins are still looking for consistency. Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork of Monday’s loss to the Chiefs, “We took one on the chin. They beat us like we stole something.” Jets FB Tommy Bohanon broke his clavicle…

John Harbaugh: I’m interested in Brady Hoke being the coach of Michigan

A report over the weekend that the University of Michigan was interested in Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for Brady Hoke was answered by another report that Harbaugh wasn’t interested in the job. Harbaugh delivered the same message at Monday’s press conference. Harbaugh said he’s “interested” in Hoke, who worked on the…

Muslim Husain Abdullah flagged for praying in the end zone

When Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown, he said a quick prayer. But unlike Tim Tebow doing the same thing when he got to the end zone, Abdullah was flagged. The Muslim safety said he made a promise to himself that he’d show his respect if he ever scored. “If I get…

Brady snubs Garoppolo after touchdown drive

Tom is getting upset. The man who said he’ll retire when he sucks but who didn’t retire immediately after Monday night’s suck-filled loss to the Chiefs wasn’t ready to embrace the man who replaced Brady following a pick-six that pushed the score of last night’s game to 41-7. Via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe,…

FCC is expected to dump blackout rule today

The good news is that the NFL will have a welcome diversion from its various off-field problems.  The bad news is that the diversion will come from another off-field problem. At 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the FCC will vote on scuttling the blackout rule, which prevents games from being televised in the home team’s…

Ron Rivera: We want to unleash Cam Newton, but have to do it the right way

The Panthers have been routed by the Steelers and Ravens the last two weeks and they’ve had Cam Newton run four times for 14 yards over the course of those two games. That’s not the Newton that ran for 28 touchdowns over the last three seasons and it’s a major part of the Panthers offense…

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