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Drew Brees expected to play against Cowboys

Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints is unlikely to be a battle of backup quarterbacks, as Drew Brees has been throwing this week and is expected to play. Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday afternoon that the plan is for Brees to start against Dallas. “I think he’s planning on starting and we’re planning on starting him,” Payton said, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Matthew Berry harassed at last week's Thursday game

One of the risks of being on television is being recognized in public. And another risk is being harassed by fans at a sporting event. That’s exactly what happened to ESPN fantasy expert Matthew Berry at last Thursday week’s Washington-New York Giants game at MetLife Stadium. Berry attended the game with his three stepsons hoping for a night watching the game. He wrote in his...
Via Awful Announcing
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: ‘I’m not playing until I’m 100-percent’

LeSean McCoy could be out for more than one week as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Speaking on Friday, the Buffalo Bills running back made it clear he’s tired of playing without a full deck of cards. The injury has clearly been evident on the playing field, as McCoy has managed just 146 rushing yards on 43 carries, averaging a paltry 3.4 yards per carry. Joe Buscaglia retweeted...
Via Sportsnaut
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Roethlisberger could return earlier than expected

The Pittsburgh Steelers do not allow players who are using crutches to stand on their sideline during games, and Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t about to watch Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens from a box. So he didn’t bother with the crutches, instead putting weight on his injured knee. That could be a very positive sign. According to former NFL head team physician...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Ware feels ‘like I have hit that fountain of youth’

The Denver Broncos defense has solidified itself as one the NFL’s best units, and veteran defensive end DeMarcus Ware is playing like he’s young again. According to NFL Media’s James Palmer, Ware feels like he’s discovered something Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon failed to find. "I do feel like I have hit that fountain of youth." - Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware, at age...
Via Sportsnaut
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant calls Lakers free agency rumors a lie

The impending free agency of Kevin Durant took an intriguing turn when ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar considers the Los Angeles Lakers a top destination. However, according to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman, Durant said the rumors Smith shared are a lie. Kevin Durant on the Lakers rumors: "I don't talk to Stephen A Smith at all. No one in...
Via Sportsnaut
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony downplays criticism: ‘I lead in my own way’

Carmelo Anthony insisted that if anyone expects him to change the way he demonstrates leadership this coming season, think again. Anthony defended his leadership style — one that lacks being overly vocal — by saying the ability to motivate and inspire teammates can take on many different forms. “I lead in my own way,” he said, via ESPN. “I will speak up from time to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers deny Roethlisberger used phone on sideline

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night was bad enough. Now, their injured star quarterback is being accused of blatantly violating an NFL rule. During a break in the action, CBS’ television cameras panned over to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who appeared to be very focused on a phone-shaped object before quickly putting said object away....
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals manager Matt Williams will be fired

The Matt Williams era will be coming to a close sooner rather than later according to a report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman is also reporting that Mike Rizzo won’t be fired for his role in constructing this Nationals team that failed to live up to expectations, and that the main reasons for Williams’ firing are the buildup of losses this season and the fact that he...
Via The Outside Corner
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy doesn’t expect ankle anjury to linger

As a rookie, Eddie Lacy couldn’t seem to shake off his sprained ankle. The Packers running back doesn’t expect his most recent ankle injury to stick around. “It’s not going to be a lingering thing,” Lacy said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette. “It’s going away. My rookie year, it really didn’t go away.” Back in 2013, Lacy suffered a sprained ankle...
Via The Sports Daily
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Peterson ‘talking about 2,500 yards, better get rushing title’

Adrian Peterson made it abundantly clear Thursday that he has set some incredibly lofty, history-making goals for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Vikings running back said he has his eyes on some serious prizes in his first season back playing football after missing essentially the entire 2014 campaign: Winning his third rushing title and shattering the single-season rushing record...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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