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Alex Smith out, Chase Daniel in at quarterback for week 17 matchup vs. Chargers

According to B.J. Kissel of KCChiefs.com, quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's ultra important matchup against the San Diego Chargers with a lacerated spleen. Backup Chase Daniel will get the start for the team. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder announced Smith's injury and inability to play while Smith admitted his injury was serious enough to miss the final regular season game...
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Belichick: We'll do what we feel is best for our football team, period

In New England, the media has been trained to sit down and not ask questions that make Patriots coach Bill Belichick cringe. Belichick, who knows a thing or two about preparing his team for the postseason was asked about how he would approach this weekend's game against the Buffalo Bills and their top 5 defense. Some speculate that Belichick will rest his starters, but from...
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McCoy: I thought this was the team to really do it

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will be watching the playoffs from home this year and said that it's still as hock that this team couldn't circle the wagons and believed that the club would fight their way into the tournament. "I did,'' McCoy said, via Lehigh Valley Live. "I thought this was the team. Three weeks ago we were 9-3. I thought this was the team to...
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Broncos on speculation of Peyton Manning's struggles: 'That's probably why he doesn't have a Twitter handle'

Denver Broncos cornerback Cliff Harris said that the team is blocking out all of the noise concerning quarterback Peyton Manning and his recent drop in performance. Harris an avid Tweeter with over 120,000 followers and understands how the social media and media in general, are overreacting to Manning's slump so to speak. "That's something you expect. They're always going to have...
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Raiders hoping Latavius Murray is team's next feature running back

Oakland Raiders fans have mailed it in on running back Darren McFadden and with good reason, the once explosive but injury prone rusher never lived up to his hype despite showing flashes here and there. Enter Latavius Murray as the new hope at the position that seems to be in question every season. “He’s been a positive addition to the running game,” offensive coordinator...
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Ben Roethlisberger's knee injury not serious

According to Mike Florio of Proofotballtalk.com, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethsliberger sustained a knee injury Sunday from a leg whip against the Kansas City Chiefs and caused resulted in the pass catcher to fall to the ground in pain and took a brief trip to the locker room. The quarterback didn’t skip any plays; however, it is a concern as Week 17 approaches. Florio writes...
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A possible release candidate, Captain Munnerlyn wants to finish strong

The Minnesota Vikings signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn during free agency with an $11.25 million, with $4.45 million guaranteed contract, but he could see only one season with the team. Munnerlyn's play was not what the Vikings expected, a versatile corner that plays the slot and outside the hashmarks, counts only $1 million in dead money against the salary cap over the next...
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Rodgers: I'm feeling good – except the sickness and the calf thing

It's a good sign when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers played around with jokes about his health at his weekly press conference. Rodgers who is recovering from the flu and a calf injury he suffered last Sunday against the Buccaneers. "I'm feeling good – except the sickness and the calf thing," Rodgers said, via Packer News. "Other than that, I'm great, yeah....
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Derek Carr, 'not 100 percent' back at practice

Oakland Raiders rookie WB Derek Carr returned to practice after showing up Tuesday feeling ill and was sent home by interim head coach Tony Sparano. The 2nd-round pick said he was feeling much better and fully expects to start in the regular-season finale against the Denver Broncos. "I got here early to work out and see how I'd feel during that," Carr said, per the Associated...
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Browns 'not anywhere near' writing off rookies Manizel, Gilbert

The Cleaveland Browns' top choices in the 2014 NFL Draft could very well be labeled busts in many eyes, but head coach Mike Pettine feel it's way to early for those type of asessements. The 8th overall pick, Justin Gilbert hasn't been the apple of Pettine's eye , and we all know the struggles of their 22nd first-round choice Johnny Manziel. "Are we ready to write both of those...
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Le’Veon Bell: 'Pick your poison' with Steelers offense

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is having a stellar season, one that earned him a Pro Bowl nod and as the current leading rusher in the AFC with one game left in the season. As the Steelers embark on a playoff run after a two-year drought, Bell, who has been slowed down a bit in the team's last two outings, feels that if teams think they can concentrate on stopping...
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Cowboys have nothing but praise for 'throwback' rookie Zack Martin

Dallas Cowboys rookie Zack Martin showed some toughness in taking the field with an ankle injury that could have warranted a missed game or two, writes the Associated Press' Schuyler Dixon. Durability is definitely a good trait in the NFL, and Martin's talent and versaility paid off in the form of a Pro Bowl nod in his first NFL season. "It certainly fits with everything...
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WR LaFell on the importance of getting Julian Edelman back: 'It helps everybody'

The status for New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman (concussion) is still up in the air for their Sunday regular eason finale against Buffalo, and after watching the offense struggle against the lowly New York Jets last week, everyone was treated to an uncomfortable glimpse of what the unit looks like with their top pass catcher. Fellow WR Brandon LaFell, signed as a...
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Lions feel confident despite Lambeau Field struggles

The Detroit Lions are fully aware of the futility the team has had trying to win at Lambeau Field, however, they feel this time will be different. The Lions have a 23-game road losing streak to the Packers in Green Bay and for the club to win the division, another loss is out of the question this Sunday. "I feel like we can win anywhere as long as we put our mind to it," defensive...
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Steelers, Patriots in top 5 for serious salary cap issues going into 2015

According to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are in his top 5 for worse cap situations going into the 2015 offseason. The Steelers had to do a lot of cutting and contract restructuring to get under the cap in 2014 and not tearing up quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's huge contract number didn't help their cause. Franchising linebacker...
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Raiders have big plans for Peyton Manning

Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano has made a difference since taking over for the now departed Dennis Allen and one of the main components he instilled was confidence. The Raiders have a three game home winning streak and the team played a tough game against division leader Denver Broncos the last time they played. Sparano said the team will use some schemes that worked in...
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Bennett: We’re the best defense to ever play football

According to SI.com, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one of the top disruptive players on the defense and believes his unit is 'best to ever play football.' "We’re the best defense to ever play football," Bennett said, via SI.com. "So when we play the way we play, we’re capable of playing, I don’t think – whatever he did didn’t really matter. It’s...
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Teddy Bridgewater showing quiet leadership leading Vikings offense

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's first season can be considered a success, he hasn't made bad enough moves to be benched or losing his cool at critical times. Bridgewater's poise has come into focus as it seems the young signal caller isn't caught up in the fast moving NFL, even when the cameras are constantly following him, he's a s cool as ice. "I...
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Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers 'got done what he needed to get done today'

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited due to a calf injury during Wednesday's practice, but 'basically got done what he needed to get done,' coach Mike McCarthy said, via Packers News. Rodgers took snaps with the first team offense, however, the signal caller was only spotted at  the media portion of practice, leaving some to think...
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Mike Mitchell says Steelers success due to Mike Tomlin's championship mentality

Pittsburgh Steelers safety was one of the top free agent signings y the team by the team this offseason and he said that one of the main reasons he joined the team was Mike Tomlin's vision of the defensive back helping win a championship. “Believing in our leader, Coach Tomlin,” Mitchell said, via Tribelive.com. “It's believing in him, man. He stays consistent. He keeps...
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Ryan Shazier staying positive with limited role

After missing seven games of his rookie career due to two separate leg injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier found out the hard way that he needed to earn his way back onto the field rather than immediately claim what was once his. Shazier's starting spot at the beginning of the season has been filled by Sean Spence and Vince Williams, but Shazier isn't upset...
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Christmas web roundup: Dallas Cowboys

Gosselin: Why the Dallas Cowboys are a legitimate Super Bowl Contender ► Dallas Morning News ... Cowboys hope to avoid Pro Bowl trips with Super Bowl run ► IRVING – Practice on Christmas Eve turned out to be a typical Wednesday for the Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Tony Romo sat out, just like he has all year ... DeMarco Murray goes through full practice ► IRVING,...
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Revis: Pro Bowl nod 'definitely not one’ of the team goals

New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was selected to his 6th Pro Bowl on Tuesday, but he's not counting on attending that game if he and his teammates could help it. The goal is a championship for his team, not personal accolades, Revis feels. “I don’t even know the date or whenever,” Revis said, via WEEI.com. “I don’t know the exact actual date, but we have...
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Raiders owner will be hands-on in coaching search

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis isn't going to let his underlings be solely responsible for finding the team's next coach - he plans to have a very active role in choosing the right person. Davis reportedly never had any real connection to former coach Dennis Allen, and he'd like to have some chemsitry with the next guy, per Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. Per Kawakami...
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Odell Beckham hit with first fine of his career

Here's a rookie milestone New York Giants WR Odell Beckham would probably like to forget... but it's all part of the game - sort of a rite of passage, I suppose. Beckham was hit with the first fine of his young career for last week's involvement in the fracas with the St. Louis Rams that resulted in 3 players ejected. Following Rams lineabacker Alec Ogletree's late hit on Beckham...
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