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Reports: Giants wanted to interview John Dorsey

The Giants fired General Manager Jerry Reese a few days before the Browns parted ways with Sashi Brown, but the Browns moved first to install a new head of their personnel department by hiring former Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey on Friday. That move sent the Browns in a new direction and it also reportedly [more]

Zach Ertz, Robert Woods expected to miss today’s Eagles-Rams game

Neither team’s passing game will be 100 percent when the Eagles meet the Rams today. Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is out of the concussion protocol but is still not expected to play today, while Rams receiver Robert Woods is expected to miss another game with his shoulder injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Both [more]

Matthew Stafford is expected to play

As the Lions try to avoid sliding to 6-7 and, as a practical matter, disappearing from the playoff chase, they’ll have quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford, despite a hand injury suffered in a 44-20 loss to the Ravens, is expected to play on Sunday at Tampa Bay, via Adam Schefter of ESPN. Stafford has a history [more]

Report: Nathan Peterman will start on Sunday

The end of the Nathan Peterman era has ended. For now. The Bills rookie, nearly three weeks after a five-interception first-half performance against the Chargers, is expected to start on Sunday for Tyrod Taylor, who has a knee injury. The report of Peterman starting comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media [more]

Kenny Britt could sign with a contender by Tuesday

The waiver period for claiming the contract of former Browns receiver Kenny Britt expires on Monday at 4:00 p.m. If no one claims his contract, which carries a prorated base salary of $4 million for the rest of the year ($235,529 per week), Britt will become a free agent. And if he clears waivers, Britt [more]

Cowboys rule out Justin Durant, David Irving, Orlando Scandrick

The Cowboys will play without three key defensive players in a must-win game against the Giants. Linebacker Justin Durant, defensive lineman David Irving and cornerback Orlando Scandrick did not make the trip with the team to New York. Durant has not played since Thanksgiving Day against the Chargers when he was diagnosed with a concussion. [more]

James Harrison wouldn’t have stayed in Pittsburgh if he knew he’d be a bench warmer

Veteran linebacker James Harrison has barely played for the Steelers this season, getting on the field for just 29 snaps. He’s not happy about that. Harrison told Michele Tafoya of NBC that if he had known he wasn’t going to play much this season, he would not have signed with the Steelers. The 39-year-old Harrison [more]

Argument with a Chiefs coach contributed to Marcus Peters suspension

The Chiefs suspended cornerback Marcus Peters this week after he got a personal foul penalty and left the field during Sunday’s game, but that isn’t all he did. NFL Network reports that Peters also had a verbal altercation with a coach on the team bus to the airport after Sunday’s game at New York, and [more]

Norton firing sent strong message to Raiders defensive players

Several members of the Oakland Raiders defense weren’t happy with the decision to fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. But they also realized that, if it happens to him, it could happen to them. “Guys saw the Norton situation, and that kind of got guys fired up, I would say, and more focused,” linebacker Bruce [more]

John Lynch: My Bucs teams would’ve won five rings with a QB like Jimmy G

San Francisco General Manager John Lynch doesn’t just think quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is capable of winning a Super Bowl. Lynch thinks Garoppolo is capable of winning as many of them as any quarterback has ever won. Lynch said that if the Buccaneers teams he played on from 1993 to 2003 had had a quarterback like [more]

FOX Sports issues casting call Sunday’s on-site pregame show

A big game has finally come to Los Angeles, and FOX Sports has decided to give the big game a big-game feel, by taking its pregame show to the site of the contest between the 9-3 Rams and the 10-2 Eagles. And in order to ensure that the big-game feel has a big-game look, FOX [more]

Several Steelers will wear cleats that honor Ryan Shazier

The Steelers host the Ravens on Sunday night, and several Pittsburgh players will be wearing cleats containing images of and messages regarding linebacker Ryan Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery this week after suffering a back injury against the Bengals. Various images of the cleats have emerged on social media, including the Sunday Night Football [more]

Tom Brady opens weekly press conference with apology to Josh McDaniels

With the Patriots not playing until Monday night and with quarterback Tom Brady‘s practice schedule altered by a lingering Achilles tendon issue, his weekly non-game-day press conference occurred on Saturday. He opened it with a public apology to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. “One thing I do want to say, first, is I want to apologize [more]

Bengals place Adam Jones on injured reserve

The season — and maybe the Cincinnati career — of cornerback Adam Jones has ended. The Bengals have placed Jones on injured reserve with a groin injury. Even if they make it to the Super Bowl (quit laughing), the window for returning won’t open until after the postseason ends. The question is whether Jones’ career [more]

Hamilton County may stiff Bengals on $2.67 million payment

With the national mood decidedly against using taxpayer money to pay for sports venues, the powers-that-be in Hamilton County, Ohio are considering the possibility of flexing some muscle as to cash supposedly owed to the Bengals. As explained by Amanda Seitz of, the lease between the team and the county requires the county to [more]

PFT Live invades the Tonight Show, sort of

As an M-list celebrity (at best), I’ll never be sitting with Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Kimmel or whoever gets those jobs whenever the guys who currently have them either walk away or get run off. So I’ll take whatever scraps I can get. And I finally got one, somehow. The Tonight Show [more]

Rashad Jennings took an unconventional path to the NFL

Rashad Jennings knows that 3,700-plus rushing yards won’t get him a spot in Canton, or any other permanent consideration or recognition. But he reached his goal of playing running back in the NFL, and that alone is an amazing feat — especially for him. Most NFL players stand out among their peers every step of [more]

Feds crack down on multimillion-dollar football pool

An enormous football pool that saw bets totaling millions of dollars has been busted by the federal government. Federal agents seized documentation and money from Ron & Mike’s Football Pool, which had five NFL survivor pools going and more than $2.5 million at stake, ESPN reports. “Please be advised that the Ron and Mike website [more]

Could early firings (and early hirings) become a trend?

With the Browns doing a bang-bang fire-and-hire on Thursday, emerging with a new G.M. in John Dorsey, it’s now clear that Cleveland moved quickly for fear of missing out on Dorsey if/when other teams fire General Mangers after the season and pursue him. “That played into the decision making,” owner Jimmy Haslam told reporters on [more]

Browns’ Shon Coleman fined $30,387 for pushing official

Browns right tackle Shon Coleman pushed an official to the ground during a play in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, and the NFL has hit Coleman with a hefty fine. Coleman has been fined $30,387, which is the standard fine for contact with an official. Although the push was not penalized and was not shown [more]

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