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Blog Post Archive

Browns once again stumble, bumble to finish line

BALTIMORE -- Let's take a quick look at what happened during the last week of the Cleveland Browns' season: On Saturday, Josh Gordon was suspended for a violation of team rules. The team did not state the violation, but sources and several reports said Gordon missed the final walk-through Saturday. Show More Summary

Browns face difficult decisions with unreliable Josh Gordon

BALTIMORE -- The Cleveland Browns can't seem to count on Josh Gordon after his latest suspension and don't have a clear-cut alternative to the talented receiver, which is a bad place for general manager Ray Farmer to be. Unless Gordon...Show More Summary

Saints place John Jenkins on IR, promote Ryan Griffin

TAMPA, Fla. -- The New Orleans Saints placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve and promoted quarterback Ryan Griffin from the practice squad Saturday. That doesn’t mean Griffin is expected to play in Sunday’s season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Show More Summary

Cowboys' Rolando McClain ruled out Sunday with illness

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain’s eventful week will end with him missing Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. McClain was ruled out of the game with an illness. On Monday, his home in Alabama burned to the ground and is subject to an investigation. Show More Summary

Timing of Jeremy Hill's emergence part of Bengals' plan?

CINCINNATI -- Since Week 9, Jeremy Hill leads all running backs -- with at least 70 carries in that time span -- in rushing average. He also has seen his number of carries per game more than double and his yards per game more than triple in the past eight weeks. Not only has the Cincinnati Bengals rookie been good, but he has been really good. Show More Summary

Pivotal game at Arrowhead has Brandon Flowers pumped

SAN DIEGO -- Brandon Flowers expects some anxiety and a few butterflies during warm-ups in his first trip back to Arrowhead Stadium since joining his new team, the San Diego Chargers. But once he settles in and figures out where theShow More Summary

Jets' website tackles question of John Idzik's job status

You know it's bleak when your team website starts questioning your future. The New York Jets' official website, which usually puts a positive spin on just about everything, posted a report Friday raising the question of whether embattled...Show More Summary

49ers right tackle Anthony Davis respects OC Greg Roman ... as a person

Anthony Davis took what many saw as a shot at his offensive coordinator on Twitter this week and the San Francisco 49ers right tackle did not back down from that social media salvo on Friday. Asked if he he respected respected Greg Roman, Davis said, "As a person. Show More Summary

Saints place Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks on I.R., promote two from practice squad

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive end Akiem Hicks on injured reserve Friday to make room for two young practice-squad players they wanted to lock up for 2015. They promoted receiver...Show More Summary

Onus on Packers' line, run game vs. Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers say they're a different offense with a different running game than they were at Ford Field three months ago, when the Detroit Lions shut them down. The Lions? They're the same. What looked like a stout run defense back in Week 3 has proven to be the best in the league. Show More Summary

Broncos' offense still looking to smooth out rough spots

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There are times this season, such as a 21-point third quarter Monday night in Cincinnati, when the Denver Broncos' offense looks every bit as comfortable in sling-it-around, go-fast mode as it did last season when...Show More Summary

Khalil Mack will be game-time decision at Denver

Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack is questionable and will be a game-time decision to play in the season finale at Denver on Sunday with a hamstring injury. Mack, the No. 5 overall pick, was injured late in Oakland’s win over Buffalo on Sunday. Show More Summary

Injury report: Jonas Gray, Alfonzo Dennard ruled out

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Gray missed Friday’s practice as he has been dealing with the ankle injury all week. Show More Summary

Russell Wilson reaching historic rushing numbers

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would need a career-best 158 yards rushing Sunday in the regular-season finale against the St. Louis Rams to reach 1,000 yards rushing this season. Not likely, and it’s not something he’s looking to do. “I’m not sure if I’ll get that this game, hopefully not,” he said. Show More Summary

Bruce Arians confirms Ryan Lindley as Cardinals' starting quarterback for Sunday

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that quarterback Ryan Lindley will start Arizona's season-finale against San Francisco instead of rookie Logan Thomas, like he previously said. Earlier this week, Arians first...Show More Summary

Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman closes out 'good week,' expected to play

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As the Denver Broncos continued through their preparations Friday for the regular-season finale, the chances continue to increase that running back Ronnie Hillman will be part of the mix on offense Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Hillman, who has missed the last six games after suffering a left foot injury Nov. Show More Summary

Packers expect a healthy Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers have a contingency plan in place if quarterback Aaron Rodgers has another issue with his calf muscle but at this point, two days before Sunday's NFC North title game against the Detroit Lions,Show More Summary

Chase Daniel doesn't lack for confidence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Quarterback Chase Daniel had a short and simple description for his emotions going into the second start of his five-year NFL career on Sunday for the Kansas City Chiefs. “I’m ecstatic,’’ Daniel said. Those aren’t hollow words. Show More Summary

A.J. Green probable for Bengals on Sunday

CINCINNATI -- It was such a scary-looking injury that A.J. Green surmised the same thing as many who saw his right arm get smashed by a Denver Broncos defender's helmet. He feared his arm was broken. The Cincinnati Bengals are thankful that wasn't the case. Show More Summary

Devon Kennard to sit out Giants' season finale

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Philadelphia Eagles with a toe injury. Kennard didn't practice all week and is the only Giants player listed as out for the...Show More Summary

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