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Aldon Smith suspended 9 games by the NFL

15 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The 49ers suffered a blow to their championship hopes with the suspension of their best pass-rusher. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smtih has been suspended nine games by the NFL, the league announced on Friday. Smith,Show More Summary

Baltimore Ravens waive five players

The Baltimore Ravens started making their final major cutdown by waiving five players on Friday. There were no surprises in the five released: tight end Nathan Overbay, outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, center Reggie Stephens and defensive...Show More Summary

Observation Deck: Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI -- In their final preseason game last year, the Cincinnati Bengals were forced to look on as promising outside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur was loaded onto a cart, sidelined before the end of the first quarter with a season-ending...Show More Summary

Kyle Van Noy Injury: Lions LB undergoes surgery for 'core muscle injury'

Detroit Lions rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy will miss an undetermined amount of time following surgery to correct a core muscle injury. The Detroit Lions may be without outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy for some time following a coreShow More Summary

For Green Bay Packers UDFA OLB Jayrone Elliot to Make 53-Man Roster, Who Won't?

Green Bay Packers undrafted rookie outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott is making an already tough year for roster cutdowns even more difficult, but that's not a bad position for head coach Mike McCarthy. "When he's been given a chance, he's stepped up,” coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, per ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky. Show More Summary

Colts Need Bjoern Werner to Step Up While Robert Mathis Is Suspended

With Robert Mathis out for the first four games of the season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Colts have no choice but to turn to 2013 first-round pick Bjoern Werner at outside linebacker. The original plan, of course, was for them to play together. Show More Summary

Two more Chiefs defenders in top 100

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The fourth and fifth Kansas City Chiefs players have popped up on ESPN's rankings of the top 100 defensive players. Safety Eric Berry is in at No. 21 and outside linebacker Tamba Hali checks in at No. 27. Both players are deserving of top 100 ranks. Show More Summary

Robert Mathis' suspension begins Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS -- Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. That's the time Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis' NFL-imposed four-game suspension begins. No communication with anybody in the organization. No access in the team's facility....Show More Summary

49ers awaiting Aldon Smith suspension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While there is little doubt a multi-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith is coming from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, it’s arrival date has the team in a state of flux. But not...Show More Summary

Texans' Clowney, Joseph day to day

HOUSTON -- Two thirds of the Houston Texans' South Carolina wing remained mostly sidelined at practice on Monday. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and cornerback Johnathan Joseph are day to day. He also said he is not concerned whether either player will miss the Texans' season opener on Sept. Show More Summary

Ravens get to 75-man roster limit with 15 moves

The Ravens knocked 15 names off the roster Monday, including the release of safety Omar Brown and wide receiver LaQuan Williams. They waived eight other players, including outside linebacker Nicholas DiMarco, punter  Richie Leone, tackle David...Show More Summary

Brian Orakpo leaves with ankle injury

The Redskins are down a starting outside linebacker as they take on the Ravens on Saturday night. Brian Orakpo left the game with an ankle injury and his return is called questionable by the team with halftime drawing close. Second-round pick Trent Murphy is seeing time with the first team while Orakpo is out of…

Kyle Van Noy Injury: Updates on Lions Rookie's Abdomen and Return

Detroit Lions outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy is reportedly suffering from an abdominal injury. "I can’t say where (it hurts) exactly because it moves," he said, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "So I can’t say one specific...Show More Summary

Buccaneers deactivate Jonathan Casillas for “disciplinary reasons”

The Buccaneers are down a starting linebacker in Saturday’s exhibition at Buffalo. Outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas was held out of the game for “disciplinary reasons,” Scott Smith of the Buccaneers’ website reported on Twitter. Casillas is not with the team for the game, the club’s website said. Casillas is listed as the Buccaneers’ starting strong-side…

Verrett, Freeney expected to play vs. 49ers

SAN DIEGO -- Two impact defensive players for the San Diego Chargers are expected to see their first action this preseason on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Cornerback Jason Verrett and outside linebacker Dwight Freeney both fully participated in practice this week and are physically ready to play on Sunday. Show More Summary

Jason Worilds leaves with knee injury

Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday’s preseason game at Philadelphia with a right knee injury, the club said. Worilds was credited with a sack of Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez early in the third quarter, but the play was nullified by a penalty. On the next play, Worilds…

Key Seattle starters should return Friday

RENTON, Wash. -- The third preseason game typically is the one where the starters get the most action, but a few Seattle Seahawks starters will get on the field for the first time. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said outside linebackerShow More Summary

Vontaze Burfict, Bengals agree to $20 million extension

The league's leading tackler from a year ago has received a new deal in Cincinnati. Outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict has agreed to a four-year, $20 million extension that will make him a Cincinnati Bengal through 2017, according to...Show More Summary

Freeney furious at Seahawks’ Zach Miller

Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney is not happy with Seahawks tight end Zach Miller, who hit San Diego’s Sean Lissemore with a block that Freeney described as illegal. Freeney said that Miller took a cheap shot at Lissemore’s lower leg. Although Miller wasn’t penalized on the play, Freeney said he should have been. “It looked…

Brian Orakpo thought Johnny Manziel’s finger was “hilarious”

The NFL will likely not share their amusement, but apparently the recipients of Johnny Manziel’s Half-Bud Adams Salute thought it was funny. Via Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Washington outside linebacker Brian Orakpo used all 10 of his fingers to make Manziel’s “money” gesture after one of the three sacks Manziel took. “I didn’t…

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