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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 8

1. Antonio Brown AP Photo Antonio Brown is going to perform well for his owners even when he does not score a touchdown. Against the Houston Texans, Brown threw a touchdown pass. The Steelers are going to give the ball to their best player, and Brown will continue to score double digit points for his owners. 2. Jordy Nelson AP Photo/Patric Schneider This week, Jordy Nelson and the...
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Darrelle Revis returns to practice

Darrelle Revis returned to the Patriots practice field today after missing practice for an unknown reason. According to the Boston Globe, Revis was sent home by Bill Belichick for arriving tardy to practice. According to an unnamed team source cited in the Boston Globe, “The message was definitely sent. The rules apply to everybody.” Pull Up Your Pats Contributor AJ Rupp @ajrupp...
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WATCH: NFL players in domestic violence awareness PSA

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and several NFL players are doing their part to raise awareness. According to the video description on the video posted by the Joyful Heart Foundation, nearly two dozen men involved with the NFL are featured in a No More PSA. Watch the video above or click here. Domestic Violence is wrong! For more information on what you can do to...
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Reggie Bush: “I think it’s only a matter of time before an NFL team comes to London”

For the last couple years, the NFL has sent two teams over to London to play a game across the pond. Usually, this sparks the debate on whether or not London will ever be home to an NFL team, or if a Super Bowl will ever be played there. Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush believes both of those things will eventually happen. Per NFL.com: “I think it’s only a matter of time...
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Pat McAfee asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in the face

Waaaaaaaaaaay back when in Week 1, Steelers receiver/returner Antonio Brown went skyward and put a cleat into the shoulder/neck/face area of Browns punter Spencer Lanning. READ FULL HERE
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RGIII’s status for ‘MNF’ depends on ankle clearance

Jay Gruden said repeatedly during his Wednesday news conference that Robert Griffin III‘s status for Monday night’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys hinged on the team doctors clearing the quarterback. READ FULL HERE
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Maurkice and Mike Pouncey won’t be charged in July incident

Brothers Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, both NFL offensive linemen, will not be charged in connection with an incident at a Miami night club in which they were accused of injuring three people. The incident took place in July at the Pouncey’s birthday party. The accusing trio subsequently sued the brothers, but it turns out neither will face prosecution. Per PFT: “As expected, the...
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Top Five and Worst Three NFL Jerseys

SVP and Russillo’s radio show does a weekly NFL power ranking where they list their Top five teams and the worst three teams. Recently, Fox Sports ranked each NFL team’s jersey from best looking to the worst. Here are the Top Five and the Bottom Three according to Fox Sports: TOP FIVE 1. San Francisco 49ers AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez 2. San Diego Chargers AP Photo/Denis Poroy...
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Michael Sam cut from Cowboys practice squad

(credit: thelandryhat.com) The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that Defensive End Michael Sam has been cut from the team’s practice squad. Cowboys have released DE Michael Sam from their practice squad. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 21, 2014 Linebacker Troy Davis will replace Sam on practice squad. Michael Sam is now a free agent and is free to pursue a deal with another...
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Giants work out RBs Felix Jones and Alex Green

(credit: rantsports.com) According to Fox Sports 1 NFL Insider, the New York Giants are scheduled to work out Felix Jones and Alex Green today.  The Giants are headed into their bye week and they are looking for answers in the ground game.  With Rashad Jennings out due to injury, rookie Andre Williams is averaging 3.1 yards per carry.   Giants working out former DAL/PHI/PIT RB...
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Mounting Monumental Milestones

  Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Milestones of honor and glory are mounting up for the Dallas Cowboys this seasons. After three straight 8-8 seasons and seeing the quarterback go down in week 16 of last season, the Dallas Cowboys are back in the good graces of the National Media. This is not just because of their 6-1 start; it is because of some individual achievements...
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49ers lose their starting center for the season

Daniel Kilgore is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his left leg. (Jack Dempsey / Associated Press) According to ESPN.com writer Daniel Gutierrez, San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore suffered a broken leg in their 42-17 loss against the Denver Broncos Sunday night.  49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Kilgore will miss the rest of the season...
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Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

With injuries to Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill, St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis took over week one as the team’s starting quarterback. Since becoming the Rams’ starter, Davis has led the Rams to a 2-3 record and a win over the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. Still, despite beating last year’s best team, Davis is not a very recognizable player. In fact, while talking to...
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Watch: Tom Brady finds a receiver in new Uggs commercial

Over the past few years, Uggs have become popular among girls in America. During the winter, it is nearly impossible to step outside without seeing a girl in Uggs. While Uggs may be popular with women, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is also a popular spokesperson for the company. In a bit of a confusing commercial, Brady plays fetch with a dog, presumably his dog? While...
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How many of the 45 players who have caught a Peyton Manning TD can you name?

Last night, after Peyton Manning passed Brett Favre for the most career passing touchdowns, with 509 (now 510 and counting), the NFL Tweeted out an Infographic of every player to catch a touchdown from Peyton Manning. Which player has caught the most touchdown passes from Manning? Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison. Harrison was also the first NFL player to catch a touchdown...
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DeMarco Murray the best start ever

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Yes sport fans, DeMarco Murray, behind a front line of brawlers, is now the holder of the title “Best in the NFL”. Against the New York Giants, DeMarco Murray became the first player, ever, to start a season with seven straight 100 yard-plus rushing performances. Last week, against the Seattle Seahawks, on their home field, Murray tied...
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Does Jimmy Garoppolo look like Aladdin?

Eastern Illinois University’s finest, Jimmy Garoppolo, looks a lot like Aladdin, at least that is what his teammates think. According to the Boston Herald, Garoppolo’s Patriot teammates changed the nameplate on his locker to Prince Aladdin. Do you think that he looks like the Disney prince? The positive here is that if things don’t work out in the NFL, Garapollo can always...
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Giant victory for Dallas

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The 3-3 New York Giants stumbled into AT&T Stadium on Sunday. The 5-1 Dallas Cowboys were there to meet them for the afternoon game. The Cowboys drew first blood when Tony Romo found Gavin Escobar in the back of the end zone. The first quarter comes to an end with the Cowboys leading 7-0. After a penalty against J.J. Wilcox on fourth down...
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Watch: Rex Ryan before and after Percy Harvin Trade

Rex Ryan after Thursday nights loss to the New England Patriots. Rex Ryan is mad https://t.co/jlpXnFBBkP — gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 17, 2014   Rex Ryan on Friday after getting Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks. Down and Distance Contributor AJ Rupp @ajrupp
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WATCH: Maryland DB flagged for removing helmet 'in disgust'

Normally, when football players are flagged for taking their helmets off on the field of play the referees give them a 15-yard penalty and call the act an unsportsmanlike conduct. However, during today’s Maryland-Iowa game, after Maryland recovered a fumble at mid-field, they received a 15-yard penalty after defensive back Anthony Nixon took off his helmet on-the-field. Well normally...
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Seattle Seahawks should sign rugby star to replace Percy Harvin

AP Photo The Seattle Seahawks now need someone to replace Percy Harvin, and Jarryd Hayne is the perfect man to replace him. It was announced yesterday, the Seahawks had treated Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 2015 draft pick. Hayne, who announced he would be leaving the National Rugby League to try and join an NFL team, already has a position in mind that he would like...
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Seahawks agree to trade Percy Harvin to Jets

According to a tweet from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick. The Seahawks said Harvin “wasn’t a good fit.” This move was probably made to free up cap space to sign Russell Wilson long-term, otherwise it makes very little sense, as Harvin is one of the most dynamic...
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Pierre Garcon on Richard Sherman: ‘He’s not anything special’

When the Redskins and Seahawks squared off in Week 5, Seattle came away victorious. And Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman came away with a little less hair, having his dreadlocks pulled by Redskins wideout Pierre Garcon. READ FULL HERE
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Blandino calls field-goal repositioning “preventative officiating”

Earlier today, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless of ESPN’s First Take have finally agreed on something.  They both believe the official who apparently helped Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower avoid lining up directly over the snapper will be called on the proverbial carpet by his supervisors today. READ FULL HERE
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Steelers bench CB Cortez Allen after $26 million extension

2014 was supposed to be the season the Pittsburgh Steelers regained their dominant form on defense after an influx of younger players and free agents. However, injuries to Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones, coupled with just downright horrible execution, has led to the defense being gashed on the ground and through the air. Pittsburgh currently sits at 3-3, and some major changes were...
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