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Tyrod Taylor is guiding Bills offense toward playoff berth

Prior to the start of the 2015 NFL season, the Buffalo Bills were viewed as a team with playoff potential, but limited by their lack of talent at the quarterback position. Following the surprising preseason decision from Rex Ryan to start QB Tyrod Taylor, a dual-threat product from Virginia Tech, expectations were increasingly unclear. Having only thrown 35 total passes in four...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt broke his hand in practice, will still play

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a broken hand during practice Wednesday, but he will still play against the New England Patriots Sunday night. Watt told reporters on Thursday that he does not expect the injury to affect him at all. J.J. Watt: 'I broke my hand in practice yesterday and will play in the game Sunday. Football is a game where things happen.' —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State DE Adolphus Washington cited for solicitation

Ohio State defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was busted for solicitation Wednesday night by police in the City of Columbus, according to school officials, via My Fox 28 in Columbus, Ohio. The pass rusher will be disciplined “internally” per the school’s Athletics Communications Spokesperson Jerry Emig, who said Washington’s court date is scheduled for Dec. 17. The citation...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelly: McCoy ‘should be pissed’ about how trade was handled

Chip Kelly doesn’t blame LeSean McCoy for being mad about how his trade to from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills was handled. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, via Dave Zangaro of CSNPhilly.com, Kelly made it clear he understands why McCoy has been so vocally mad while stopping short of taking responsibility for the mistake. Kelly said he was under the impression...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski returns to practice

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to the practice field on Thursday. Gronkowski, who missed last week’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, was seen jogging with a brace on his right leg: Rob Gronkowski is back at practice today. Wearing a brace on his right leg. Edelman still missing. Chung is back. pic.twitter.com/32N0AlzRG8 — Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes dies at age 87

NBA Hall of Fame player Dolph Schayes died at the age of 87 Thursday morning, according to his son, Danny. Schayes died six months after being diagnosed with cancer. Schayes, a six-foot-eight forward from the Bronx, New York, played for the Syracuse Nationals — who became the Philadelphia 76ers in 1963 — from 1949 to 1964. He averaged 18.5 points and 12.1 rebounds over a career...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers owner wants to sell, buy NFL London franchise

Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris reportedly is interested in selling off his NBA franchise and trading up for the NFL’s first London team, according to Mitch Lawrence of Forbes. “Philadelphia Sixers billionaire owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer are gunning to own the first NFL team in London, industry sources tell Forbes. ‘They’re more interested in getting...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Parcells gave Todd Bowles some advice after win over Giants

Todd Bowles and the Jets crushed the spirits of a lot of Giants fans Sunday. But he might have made a former Giants coach proud. The Jets head coach received a text message from Bill Parcells, according to the New York Daily News. Parcells advised Bowles not to look too far ahead, and it’s a good time for Bowles to get that advice. The Jets (7-5) would be the No. 6 seed if...
Via The Sports Daily
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones: Bengals-Steelers game is going to be ‘bloody’

The Bengals and Steelers will face off on Sunday for the second time this season in a very important AFC North matchup. If Cincinnati wins, the division title is theirs. Should Pittsburgh win and avoid the season sweep, the final three weeks of the season will be even more interesting. According to Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones, there will be blood. “It’s going to be bloody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: DeMarco Murray wants to return to Cowboys

It is very obvious that DeMarco Murray has not enjoyed his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Pro Bowl running back is reportedly having thoughts of returning to the place where his career began. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole claims to have spoken to “multiple NFL executives” who believe Murray is trying to wiggle his way out of Philly so he can reunite with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel: ‘We have a good relationship’

Mike Pettine hasn’t appeared to be Johnny Manziel’s greatest advocate this year on the Cleveland Browns, but the head coach tried to dispel the notion he’s not behind his quarterback on Thursday, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. #Browns Pettine on the perception Manziel is not his guy: "It's simply not the case. We have a good relationship" — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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