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Archived Since:July 17, 2012

Blog Post Archive

RE: Brian Hoyer's leash ... how long (or short) should it be?

BEREA, Ohio -- Brian Hoyer is finding out what life is like for a Cleveland Browns quarterback. Win, and he’s celebrated. Lose, and he’s suddenly asked about the backup. It’s happened for 15 years in Cleveland, since Ty Detmer was given...Show More Summary

RB Shane Vereen not seen at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Running back Shane Vereen was not spotted at the start of the Patriots’ practice on Friday. Vereen has not been listed on the team’s injury report, so it was unclear why he was missing from practice. He was in attendance...Show More Summary

Saints cornerbacks Corey White, Stanley Jean-Baptiste focus ahead

METAIRIE, La. -- Corey White is sporting a new look this week. The New Orleans Saints cornerback shaved off his familiar mohawk (which had gone through various shades of orange, gold, black and even pink for breast cancer awareness this year). Show More Summary

Has Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill turned the corner?

DAVIE, Fla. -- Although it hasn't been publicized much on a national level, Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins has quietly been one of the hottest quarterbacks in the NFL during the past three weeks. Tannehill has been lights out in...Show More Summary

Bill Belichick deflects questions about Darrelle Revis

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Making his first public comments since cornerback Darrelle Revis was kept out of practice for tardiness, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was characteristically deflective when asked about the absence. Several reports...Show More Summary

Ahmad Bradshaw eyes RB receiving touchdown mark

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ahmad Bradshaw's eyes immediately got wide, the kind of wide a 5-year-old gets when he finds out Christmas is in the near future. The Indianapolis Colts running back was told that the NFL record for most receiving touchdowns...Show More Summary

With shoulder injury in past, Carson Palmer moves forward

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The pop came overnight. When Carson Palmer threw the Thursday before Arizona hosted Washington in Week 6, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald saw passes that were “a little soft coming out.” A day later, when the Cardinals...Show More Summary

Defensive changes on the horizon for the Giants after their bye week

Injuries could force the New York Giants' defense to look a little bit different in the weeks that follow this week's bye. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins strained his right calf in Sunday's loss in Dallas. Middle linebacker Jon Beason might need surgery to repair the toe injury that's been limiting him since June. Show More Summary

Inside Slant: These NFL games are soooo long ... er, wait, what?

For all Inside Slant posts, including the weekly Officiating Report, follow this link. Recently, a loyal reader we'll identify as "Brett L." protested an assumed consequence of the NFL's 2014 emphasis on a handful of penalties. The resulting...Show More Summary

Packers vs. Saints preview

Recent history suggests we could be in for a lot of points in prime time when the New Orleans Saints (2-4) host the Green Bay Packers (5-2) on Sunday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The past three meetings between Saints quarterback...Show More Summary

Cardinals vs. Eagles preview

Anyone looking for a good, old-fashioned running battle won’t have to look further than University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals' top-ranked rushing defense will have its hands full trying to corral Philadelphia Eagles running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. Show More Summary

Bills vs. Jets preview

Since taking over the New York Jets in 2009, Rex Ryan is 7-3 against the Buffalo Bills -- the only team in the AFC East he can beat on a fairly consistent basis. Now Ryan and the Jets could be on the verge of losing that. The Jets (1-6), losers of six straight, are heading nowhere. Show More Summary

Colts vs. Steelers preview

The streaking Indianapolis Colts will try to win their sixth game in a row on Sunday when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. Slowing down quarterback Andrew Luck will be the Steelers' priority, and they have to find a way to minimize his impact or score enough to keep pace with the 5-2 Colts. Show More Summary

Redskins vs. Cowboys preview

For the 16th time on “Monday Night Football,” the Dallas Cowboys will meet the Washington Redskins. Only the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos (17) have met on "Monday Night Football" more. The Cowboys come in with a six-game winning...Show More Summary

Bears vs. Patriots preview

Has it really been eight years already? The last time the Chicago Bears visited the New England Patriots, on Nov. 26, 2006, quarterback Tom Brady was juking linebacker Brian Urlacher on an unforgettable 11-yard run en route to a hard-fought,...Show More Summary

Raiders vs. Browns preview

The Cleveland Browns face their second winless team in a row Sunday at 4:15 p.m. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium. Last Sunday in Jacksonville, the Browns took the Jaguars from the winless column, as the Jags completely outplayed the Browns. Now the Oakland Raiders come to Cleveland. Show More Summary

Emmanuel Sanders takes his turn for touchdowns

DENVER -- It is a spinning wheel of fortune, a fast, powerful, migraine-inducing combination of choices for opposing defensive coordinators. Because Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can drop back and pick a number, any number, and dial up touchdowns. Show More Summary

Philip Rivers needs more help from supporting cast

DENVER -- Considered one of the front-runners for league MVP through the first half of the season, Philip Rivers acknowledged with his team down 21 points in the second half Thursday that he felt compelled to make something happen. "We weren't great, but I thought we moved the ball and fought like crazy to give ourselves a chance," Rivers said. Show More Summary

Chris Harris Jr. kicks off 'great weekend'

DENVER -- A few takeaways from the Denver Broncos' locker room after the 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers: Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. had a good start to what he said would be a "great weekend" when he nabbed his second interception of the season with 13:35 to play in the second quarter. Show More Summary

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