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Seahawks' Kevin Pierre-Louis placed on injured reserve

The Seahawks placed rookie outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve Friday, ending his season because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the game at Kansas City on Nov. 16. Pierre-Louis had become part of the regular...Show More Summary

Latavius Murray one of four Raiders out this Sunday

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders are literally limping into the final five weeks of the season. Running back Latavius Murray will not play in this Sunday’s game in St. Louis because of a concussion, one of four Oakland players already ruled out. Show More Summary

Jets' seesaw at quarterback isn't helping

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Another week with the Jets, and more quarterback intrigue. This time coach Rex Ryan cited a “Jet decision” in giving second-year quarterback Geno Smith his first start since throwing three interceptions in 10 minutes against the Bills on Oct. Show More Summary

Packers need good luck covering Rob Gronkowski

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Clay Matthews wants his shot. So does Micah Hyde. Both almost certainly will get the chance on Sunday against the New England Patriots. But there's nothing on film to suggest that either of those Green Bay Packers'Show More Summary

W2W4: Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills (6-5) will try to win back-to-back games when they host the Cleveland Browns (7-4) Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS). Here is what to watch for from the Bills' side: 1. Getting back...Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel speaks with conviction about hotel incident

BEREA, Ohio -- Johnny Manziel on Friday used his scrambling ability on a few details but overall spoke with conviction and clarity when addressing the about last week’s incident in a Cleveland hotel that sparked a police report. He provided background and context of the Saturday morning in question. Show More Summary

Jason Garrett: With wins, Cowboys will be in

IRVING, Texas – In Jason Garrett’s world, he hardly ever takes big-picture views, but Friday was a slightly different. The picture he took might not have been big, but it was about what the Dallas Cowboys have to do to make the playoffs. Now...Show More Summary

Tony Romo to return to normal practice schedule

IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys return to practice on Sunday to get ready for next week’s game against the Chicago Bears, Tony Romo will fall back into the same practice plan he has followed since the second game of the regular...Show More Summary

Perry Fewell says Giants miss Jon Beason

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' coordinators only address the media once a week, so Friday was the first chance we had to speak to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell about what went wrong in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Show More Summary

Ray Rice's reinstatement doesn't affect Ravens

The news that running back Ray Rice won his appeal of an indefinite suspension has no affect on the Baltimore Ravens. Even if Rice signs with another team, it doesn't impact the Ravens' salary cap. Rice will count $4.75 million thisShow More Summary

Talk aside, Eagles' defense came to play

PHILADELPHIA -- Bill Davis heard the talk. Two weeks after getting taken apart by Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, his players were talking about how the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line was all hat and no cattle. "I don’t think they were trying to talk trash," Davis, the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator, said. Show More Summary

Chargers' Ryan Mathews probable vs. Ravens

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered an injured shoulder against the St. Louis Rams last weekend but fully participated in practice this week and is probable for Sunday’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens. Along...Show More Summary

Tough schedule ahead for the Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 19-3 victory Thursday night for the Seattle Seahawks against the San Francisco 49ers was crucial in many ways, but one key way is the fact that the Seahawks have the toughest finishing schedule in the NFL. The Seahawks finish the season against teams with a combined record of 29-17, a.630 winning percentage. Show More Summary

Michael Campanaro is only injury concern for Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The only injury concern for the Baltimore Ravens is rookie slot receiver Michael Campanaro, who is listed as questionable. Campanaro injured his hamstring Oct. 26 and returned to practice this week. The seventh-round...Show More Summary

Bengals out to make franchise history at Tampa Bay

CINCINNATI -- There will be a slice of Cincinnati Bengals history on the line Sunday when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. With a victory, the Bengals would win three consecutive, uninterrupted road games...Show More Summary

Ray Rice wins appeal, ending indefinite suspension

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL. Rice is now eligible to sign with any NFL team. John Clayton discusses which teams might be willing to sign Rice.

Texans aren't considering shutting down Jadeveon Clowney yet

HOUSTON -- As Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney works through his recovery from a surgically repaired knee, there should come a point when the Texans decide it's better to shut him down for the year and focus on next year. I asked coach Bill O'Brien on Friday if he's considering that. "I wouldn't say at this point, no," O'Brien said. Show More Summary

Rams' decision on Chris Long coming soon

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The official word hasn't come yet, but all signs still point toward defensive end Chris Long returning to the St. Louis Rams Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Of course, until the Rams make it official, that's mostly informed speculation, but Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Long looked good in Friday's practice. Show More Summary

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon says he won't play Sunday against Panthers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Running back Jerick McKinnon, who played with a lower back injury the last two weeks, will sit out Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. McKinnon didn't practice for a third consecutive day on Friday, and said trainers had told him he would sit out on Sunday. Show More Summary

Reggie Wayne on criticism: 'You ever heard of toilet material?'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne extended his streak of games with at least three catches to 81 last week against Jacksonville. How he did it, though, two catches that totaled two yards in the final three minutes...Show More Summary

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