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Offseason workout partner helped Cowboys' DeMarco Murray

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray deflects questions about the amount of work he has received this season like defenders. He doesn’t much care that he is 31 carries away from the most he has had in a season and that Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins is just the eighth game of the season. Show More Summary

Judge blocks New Jersey sports betting

Well, if you’d wagered that a federal judge would block New Jersey’s plan to trot out sports wagering this weekend, it’s time to collect. Per multiple reports, Judge Michael Shipp has granted a temporary restraining order preventing New Jersey from implementing a plan to launch sports betting this weekend at racetracks and casinos. The order…

Khiry Robinson Injury: Updates on Saints Star's Arm and Return

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson will miss Week 8 with an arm injury, the team confirmed on Friday: Undrafted out of West Texas A&M in 2013, Robinson has been a steal for the Saints. The one-cut battering ram stepped up...Show More Summary

Mark Ingram, Travaris Cadet's Updated Fantasy Value Headed into Week 8

The rotation of running backs this season for the New Orleans Saints has been difficult all year. Whether it's due to injuries, struggles of certain backs or simply too many players sharing carries, fantasy owners have been puzzled when deciding who to start. This week, however, the chances for success look promising for two backs. Show More Summary

NFL Picks Week 8: Complete Score Predictions and Updated Game Lines

The Denver Broncos were the first team to make bettors happy in Week 8. A 14-point victory on Thursday Night Football was enough to beat the San Diego Chargers —and the spread. That was only an appetizer, as there will be plenty more...Show More Summary

Alabama vs. Tennessee: Keys to Vols Upsetting Crimson Tide

Tennessee will be pining for a season-altering victory when Alabama comes to Knoxville on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2). No, a win wouldn ’t propel the Vols into the SEC title discussion. However, the momentum of a victory over the...Show More Summary

Dez Bryant: DeMarco Murray's milestones 'big deal' to teammates

IRVING, Texas -- DeMarco Murray insists that he does not care about setting records and hitting milestones. But his Dallas Cowboys teammates definitely care about Murray making history. "I'm pretty sure it's not [his goal], because he never talks about it," receiver Dez Bryant said. Show More Summary

Pats will soon get a close look at the one who got away

During 2013 free agency, the Patriots signed then-restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet, willing to give up a third-round pick if it meant getting the player away from Pittsburgh on a one-year, $2.5 million deal. The Steelers matched, but many believed that New England’s gesture would be rewarded in 2014, when Sanders…

Shane Vereen questionable due to illness

Shane Vereen wasn’t at Patriots practice on Friday, a new development after the running back had been on the field each of the first two days of the week. The good news for the Pats is that Vereen isn’t injured. The bad news is that he’s sick enough that his status is up in the…

Forget Lane Kiffin, Alabama's Defense Is the True Storyline to Watch vs. Vols

To be clear, "forgetting" Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is no easy task. He is, by nature, unforgettable. People seem to either love or hate him—but mostly just hate him. Tennessee fans certainly haven't forgotten Kiffin's...Show More Summary

Ole Miss Football: Are Rebels on Upset Alert vs. LSU Tigers?

Ole Miss’ perfect season could be in danger when the team travels into Death Valley for a prime-time showdown with LSU on Saturday (7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN). The No. 3-ranked team in the country, the Rebels have had a lot to be optimistic about this season on both sides of the ball. Show More Summary

10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 9

The second full month of the college football season has come and all but officially gone. The home stretch is in sight. Conference games have a little more meaning, and playoff implications get a little stronger. However, there are only two games on Saturday between Top 25 teams: Ole Miss at LSU and USC at Utah. Show More Summary

Michigan Football: Comparison of Mark Dantonio vs Brady Hoke

Brady Hoke needs a win in the worst way this weekend versus Michigan State. He is barely holding onto his dream job. Meanwhile, on the opposing sideline, Mark Dantonio is currently competing for a shot at the national championship with...Show More Summary

Shane Vereen Illness: Updates on Patriots Star's Status and Return

The New England Patriots will hope that Shane Vereen can get healthy before Sunday as the running back deals with an illness. Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal passed along the news: Last year, the 25-year-old only appeared in eight games after breaking his wrist in Week 1. Show More Summary

Saints rule out two RBs; Jimmy Graham questionable

The Saints will be down two tailbacks Sunday night vs. Green Bay. According to the injury report, the club has ruled out Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder). Mark Ingram figures to be the Saints’ featured back against the Packers, with Travaris Cadet likely the top pass-catching option out of the backfield. And with…

Is Alabama Safety Landon Collins the Next Earl Thomas?

Landon Collins of the Alabama Crimson Tide is already making a name for himself for the upcoming 2015 NFL draft. He has range, athleticism and the ability to come out as a first-round draft choice. Is Collins more like Earl Thomas or...Show More Summary

Brian Cushing on playing Sunday: We’ll see how it goes

Earlier this week, Mike Florio of PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing would miss at least one game because of issues with his surgically repaired knee. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said there was “no accuracy to that report” on Thursday, but the linebacker was listed as questionable Friday after missing practice for the third…

NFL against the spread picks: Looking at the updated Super Bowl odds

Since the NFL is already carving "Denver Broncos" into this season's Lombardi Trophy, there's probably no use in checking the Super Bowl odds almost halfway through the season. But let's do so anyway, for kicks. It's hard to figure out who the second-best team in the NFL is. Show More Summary

John Sullivan: Honesty crucial on concussions

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Shortly after John Sullivan walked to the sideline Sunday in Buffalo, after taking a knee to the head from Brandon Spikes on a play in which Sullivan tried to cut block the Bills linebacker, the dizziness and double...Show More Summary

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