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PFT Planet: Why is Aldon Smith’s ruling taking so long?

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from PFT Planet, including what’s going on with the Aldon Smith ruling, who is a dark horse to make the conference championship this year and how many return touchdowns will Cordarrelle Patterson have. Florio says the NFL would like to make a decision about Smith sooner rather than later because…

Chris Thompson returns to practice

ASHBURN, Va. -- Running back Chris Thompson returned to Washington Redskins practice Wednesday, though he anticipated being limited. Still, after spraining his ankle in the first preseason game Aug. 7, Thompson knows he must return soon...Show More Summary

Bills lose another linebacker to season-ending knee injury

The Bills were dealt a heavy blow this summer when linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his ACL while working out before training camp. That injury will keep Alonso out for the entire season and the Bills announced Wednesday that he’ll have some company in the linebacker section of injured reserve. They have placed Stevenson Sylvester on…

Suh: Nick Fairley “has an opportunity to be better than me”

While Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has lost his starting job, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still hope he can become a standout. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, fellow defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh indicated that Fairley’s skill set remains strong — and that now is the time to show it. “I haven’t said this a lot…

Ferguson, MO, Washington Redskins and the out-of-Touch NFL

“He came running out to meet the command, holding up his hands and saying Stop! Stop! He spoke in as plain English as I can. He stopped and folded his arms until shot down…” On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo. resident Michael Brown...Show More Summary

Expansion of Practice Squad First Domino in NFL's Expansion to 18-Game Season

The NFL has expanded practice squads from eight to 10 players. Is this a stepping stone for the league to move to an 18-game regular season? Are two more players enough for an NFL roster to survive a longer season? Watch as Adam Lefkoe goes in-depth with Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole and NFL Analyst Chris Simms in the video above. Show More Summary

Steelers vs. Eagles: Steelers Week 3 Game Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers play their third game of the 2014 preseason Thursday night at Philadelphia (7:30 p.m., NFL Network). Just as the third of four downs is so pivotal in football, the third NFL preseason game often is the most telling. Starters traditionally play the longest in the third preseason game. Show More Summary

Making Call on the Dallas Cowboys' Hardest Remaining Cuts

We’re just days away from knowing which 53 players will be suiting up for the Dallas Cowboys this season. Final cuts come on August 30, and the Boys have quite a few players who are on the roster bubble. With the way Dallas' roster is...Show More Summary

What Does the Future Hold for the Jets at Cornerback?

With a top-notch defensive line that features Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Damon Harrison, it's going to be tough to run against the New York Jets defense. With a patchwork secondary that is currently without cornerbacks...Show More Summary

Mick Tingelhoff this year’s Seniors nominee to Hall of Fame

With the addition of a pair of contributor nominees, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is only nominating one player from the Seniors Committee this year. And that player is one of the most durable and productive players in football history. The Hall announced this afternoon that longtime Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff was this year’s…

Highlighting the Packers' Best Preseason Performers So Far

As the Green Bay Packers get ready for their third preseason game on Friday night versus the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field, I would think that head coach Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff have to be pleased overall. The team is...Show More Summary

Jadeveon Clowney finishes practice early after trip to medical tent

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney didn’t impress Falcons running back Antone Smith when he buried Smith in the backfield during last weekend’s preseason game, but he’s impressed most other people with his first couple of performances in the NFL. He impressed the Broncos during Tuesday’s joint practice with Houston as well, but Wednesday didn’t go as…

Orlando Scandrick has two-a-days in his future

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is going to work harder during his suspension than he had to during training camp. Scandrick, who was suspended four games for violating the league’s PED policy, said he intends to be ready when he walks back in the door, and will be putting himself through two-a-days each day while he’s…

Packers hiding hand signals from Seahawks

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the Seattle Seahawks think they have the Green Bay Packers' no-huddle offense figured out from watching Aaron Rodgers run it last Saturday at the St. Louis Rams, they should think again. According to several Packers'...Show More Summary

Tony Romo should practice more in season

IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys start their regular-season preparation, quarterback Tony Romo is expected to practice each day, according to coach Jason Garrett. Romo has not practiced three straight days in training camp and sat out of Wednesday's practice as he and the team continue to be careful with his return from back surgery. Show More Summary

2014 NFL Fine Schedule: Troy Vincent details fine, appeal process

The NFL released the 2014 NFL Fine schedule and NFL VP Troy Vincent detailed the fines and appeals process.

DeAngelo Hall on penalty emphasis: Seahawks got their ring, now we have to deal with consequences

The amount of flags for defensive holding and illegal contact have been a major talking point throughout the preseason and one player affected by them thinks he knows why the league moved to emphasize those calls this season. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said there are “no ifs, ands or buts” about the league’s reaction coming…

Lawrence Timmons No. 77 in rankings

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would probably take issue with where linebacker Lawrence Timmons ranks among the NFL’s top 100 defensive players, according to ESPN.com. Timmons, a player whom LeBeau has said should have made several Pro Bowls by now, is No. Show More Summary

Forbes' NFL team rankings: Cowboys most valuable at $3.2B

Forbes released a(nother) NFL franchise valuation list and says the Cowboys are worth $3.2 billion. See the full list here.

Ex-referee Mike Carey asked off Redskins games due to team name

Former NFL referee Mike Carey was ahead of this Redskins controversy way before it really became a huge story a few years ago. After the 2005 NFL season, Carey asked the NFL to not work Washington games anymore. According to the Washington...Show More Summary

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