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Marcus Lattimore practices Wednesday

49ers second-year tailback Marcus Lattimore took part in the club’s Wednesday practice, according to the NFL’s transactions. Lattimore, who turned 23 on Wednesday, has yet to play in an NFL game in his two-year pro career. He suffered serious right knee injuries as a collegian on October 27, 2012. Lattimore remains on the reserve/non-football injury…

4 Bold Predictions for Philadelphia Eagles' Week 9 Matchup

The Eagles may have lost a heartbreaker last week to the Arizona Cardinals, but the loss was almost encouraging in some ways. While early turnovers and the worst possible time for a defensive meltdown on Arizona's final drive prevented the Eagles from a 6-1 start, the 5-2 Eagles showed that they are legitimate contenders this season. Show More Summary

Gio Bernard's Injury Opens Door for Jeremy Hill to Become Valuable Fantasy RB

The cold truth of the NFL is that one player's injury is another's window of opportunity. The "next man up" philosophy is arguably more prevalent in football than any other American sport. As a result, when many fantasy owners read that...Show More Summary

Jets vs. Chiefs: Breaking Down New York's Game Plan

The result of the remaining games on the New York Jets' schedule may not mean much for observing fans, but they could determine the careers of those responsible for this dreadful season. If these players and coaches value their careers,...Show More Summary

Redskins vs. Vikings: What Are Experts Saying About Washington?

Thanks to their 20-17 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins have a winning streak for the first time since 2012. Now at 3-5, Washington's playoff hopes have gone from nonexistent to slim. But with its next two opponents sporting sub-.500 records, Washington reaching.500 is a stark possibility. First things first, though. Show More Summary

Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle to start at middle linebacker for Seahawks

With Malcolm Smith ailing with a groin injury and Bobby Wagner still out with turf toe, the Seahawks have once again had to reshuffle their linebacker group. Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle is set to make his first NFL start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The move to put Coyle in the lineup bumps K.J. Wright back out to his…

Chargers vs. Dolphins: Breaking Down Miami's Game Plan

It’s already Week 9 of the NFL season, and that means the Miami Dolphins will be hosting the San Diego Chargers at Sun Life Stadium. Coming off a somewhat ugly win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Dolphins are at 4-3 and need to...Show More Summary

Comparing NFL's Top 5 Offenses and Defenses Against the Spread

With the changing rules in the NFL, teams are scoring at an incredible rate at this season. Offenses are attacking both on the ground and through the air, and the defenses feel the pressure that comes with more defensive penalties being called. Show More Summary

Rams sign WR Damian Williams, promote OG Brandon Washington

The Rams added some pass catching and offensive line depth Wednesday, signing wide receiver Damian Williams and offensive guard Brandon Washington. To open the roster spots, the Rams placed wide receiver Brian Quick on injured reserve and waived rookie defensive back Jemea Thomas. The moves were announced in the NFL’s transactions. The 26-year-old Williams has…

Texas Football: How Longhorns Can Avoid Going Winless in November

For many years, the Texas Longhorns have hung a sign above the tunnel to the football field that states, "People Remember November." It's cliche, but it is very true. November is one of the most important months in college football.Show More Summary

Nebraska's Road to Making the College Football Playoff

Nebraska can't be counted out just yet. After the College Football Playoff committee ranked the Huskers No. 15, it's clear that Bo Pelini and his team have an outside chance of making it into the final four. It's not a significant chance, but the chance is still there regardless. The Huskers only have one loss (to Michigan State) so far this season. Show More Summary

Differing reports emerge on Griffin’s status

Robert Griffin III will start against Minnesota on Sunday.  Unless he doesn’t. While technically accurate, the correct view is that Griffin will indeed start, as multiple reports have indicated. In the aftermath of Wednesday’s stream of reports that Griffin will start, other reports have downplayed the notion that it’s a done deal.  And that’s not…

Week Nine skill-position injury report — Wednesday

The following are the skill-position players listed on the Week Nine injury report. Key fantasy starters are bolded. Bye: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans. DID NOT PRACTICE Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip). Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin). Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion). Browns WR Rodney Smith (hamstring). Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle). Cardinals RB…

Ryan Tannehill getting help from Dolphins great Dan Marino

Ryan Tannehill has found a mentor in Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino.

Geno Smith down and out, but we haven't seen last of him

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Early in training camp, long before that old, familiar black cloud reappeared and settled over the New York Jets, Geno Smith was ready to show everybody. There was an ESPN.com poll that named him the worst starting...Show More Summary

Ben Roethlisberger's Updated 2014 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 9

In terms of fantasy quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger has been a revelation lately. But with his value on the rise, this might be the perfect time to find a trade partner for the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller. His 522 passing yards were enough to make fantasy owners happy, but the absurd six touchdowns made those who benched him regret everything. Show More Summary

Why a 1-Loss Notre Dame Team Will Make the CFB Playoff

The College Football Playoff committee has released its first rankings of the season. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish checked in at No. 10, which raised eyebrows of many in the football community. The team's road to the final four will be tough. Show More Summary

A.J. Green's Updated 2014 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 9

Much like the Terminator — someone with similar physical traits — once promised, A.J. Green is back. Well, hopefully. The Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver has missed the last three weeks with a lingering toe injury, but optimism...Show More Summary

Personnel Is Not the Only Issue for the Struggling Cleveland Browns Run Game

The Cleveland Browns won on Sunday, and that is all that really matters in the end. Unfortunately, if the same problems persist week to week then that will prohibit them from winning in the future. That is what is happening with their run game. The Browns rushed for 39 yards on Sunday and have a grand total of 108 yards combined the last two games. Show More Summary

Packers' Bryan Bulaga: To Re-Sign, or Not to Re-Sign?

On draft weekend, 2010, Bryan Bulaga had his future lined out for him. The Iowa Hawkeye was ranked as NFLDraftScout.com's third-best tackle in the class. Ahead of him were Russell Okung, the eventual sixth overall selection of the Seattle Seahawks, and Trent Williams, the fourth overall selection of the Washington Redskins. Bulaga would go No. Show More Summary

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