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Seahawks promote Garrison Smith, waive David Bass

The Seahawks promoted defensive lineman Garrison Smith from their practice squad, waiving defensive end David Bass in a corresponding move. Smith played in three games last season after the Seahawks claimed him off waivers from the 49ers. Seattle placed him on injured reserve in October. The Seahawks waived Smith in their final cuts at the [more]

Saints trade Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

Two years after taking him in the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints are moving on from linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony has been traded from New Orleans to Miami for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick, the teams announced today. The 25-year-old Anthony started all 16 games as a rookie in 2015, but he [more]

Healthy(ish) Steelers looking to avoid letdown in Chicago

Two weeks in and Mike Tomlin's problems are of the NFL first-world variety        

Chiefs take over top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Falcons are 2nd

Chiefs take over top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Falcons jump to No. 2; 3 AFC West teams among the top 6.        

Packers' Martellus Bennett having fundamental issues with drops

Sunday’s loss to the Falcons still was an unsightly performance for Packers tight end Martellus Bennett.        

Former NFL player blames limited time in pads for the league’s wretched OL play

Derrick Deese spent 11 seasons in the NFL, playing every position on the offensive line at one time or another. He has never seen offensive line play this wretched. No one else has either. Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers and Lions left tackle Greg Robinson became the faces of the league’s offensive line problem Monday [more]

Eli Manning: I can handle Ben McAdoo’s criticism

Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s criticism of quarterback Eli Manning for a delay of game penalty that led the Giants to give up trying for a touchdown in favor of kicking a field goal on fourth down 10 points in the third quarter Monday night has elicited several reactions, including criticism of McAdoo for the way [more]

Waiver-wire gems for Week 3 in fantasy football

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports fantasy sports guru Steve Gardner highlights the top players to add -- and which ones to drop --- on the heels of Week 2 in the NFL.        

Bad look from Ben McAdoo in calling out Eli Manning

For at least one night, Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s hairstyle was only his second-worst look. McAdoo had no qualms about publicly calling out quarterback Eli Manning for a delay-of-game penalty that ultimately forced a field goal when the Giants trailed by 10 points in the third quarterback. It was a surprising, and unnecessary, moment. “Sloppy [more]

Ben McAdoo: We aren’t the first good team to start 0-2

The Giants honored their 2007 team during Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Lions and their presence may have been on current head coach Ben McAdoo’s mind when he met with the media on Tuesday. That Giants team opened the season in Dallas and then got beaten soundly by an NFC North team — the [more]

FANTASY PLAYS: Taking stock of hurt tight ends, others in W3

FANTASY PLAYS: Taking stock of hurt tight ends, others in W3        

Panthers TE Olsen heads to IR; will miss at least 8 games

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will miss a minimum of eight games after the team placed him on injured reserve with a broken right foot.        

Jets waive Raymond, who had costly fumbled punt at Oakland

The New York Jets have waived wide receiver Kalif Raymond, two days after his costly fumbled punt changed momentum against Oakland        

Bills release two, including Jelani Jenkins

Jelani Jenkins‘ stay with the Bills was a short one, and he may not have broken a sweat. The Bills announced they cut the veteran linebacker, who was signed last week but was inactive for their game against the Panthers. The Bills also released safety Trae Elston, giving them a pair of open roster spots. [more]

Cowboys waive Jayrone Elliott to activate Damontre Moore

Jayrone Elliott‘s stay with the Cowboys didn’t last long. They waived the linebacker Tuesday after only two weeks to make room for the return of defensive end Damontre Moore from the reserve/suspended list. The league suspended Moore two games for violating the substance-abuse policy. The suspension stemmed from his December arrest for suspicion of DWI [more]

Miami Dolphins suspend LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

Linebacker left team without permission Saturday in Los Angeles.        

Early nonconference matchups stand out after release of 2018 SEC football schedule

The Southeastern Conference released its 2018 football schedule Tuesday and the first thing that stands out is the tremendous nonconference matchups, especially in the first couple of weeks. Here is a look at the top 10 nonconference games to watch in 2018: Alabama vs. Louisville Sept. 1, 2018;...

Browns place WR Coleman on injured reserve after surgery

Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand        

Jaguars claim Jaelen Strong

Jaelen Strong doesn’t play for the Texans anymore, but he’s staying in the AFC South. According to multiple reports, the Jaguars claimed Strong off of waivers a day after the Texans cut him loose. Strong didn’t play in the opener because he was serving a suspension and didn’t catch a pass in last Thursday’s victory [more]

22 minute conversation with Joe Thomas is coming

Browns tackle Joe Thomas has put together an impressive 10,000-plus streak of snaps. He also has accomplished an impressive run of interviews in the aftermath of his ironman streak. The tour included an ironman interview with PFT Live — a full 22 minutes that will appear on the PFT Live afternoon podcast any minute now. [more]

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