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Source: Terrell Suggs unlikely to play before Ravens bye week is complete

After tearing his Achilles tendon in the off-season, the expectation around the league was that Terrell Suggs would likely miss most, if not all, of the 2012 season rehabilitating the injury. That outlook has progressively gotten better and better through the first six games of the year, and there has been some thought that Suggs could suit up to play this Sunday in a critical conference...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwayne Bowe pushing hard for exit out of Kansas City?

With their season essentially over already, the Chiefs could be on the verge of blowing things up completely by dealing away their best wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, in an attempt to cut their losses and gain a valuable draft pick or player back in return. One team that would seemingly be a great fit for Bowe is the Dolphins, given that Miami is his hometown, and their need for help...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets holding steady with Tim Tebow on the bench

When the Jets completed the trade that brought Tim Tebow to New York from Denver in the off-season, many believed it was the beginning of the end for starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. Even as the Jets doled out a hefty contract extension to Sanchez to keep him happy and engaged. Throughout the remainder of the off-season and the first four weeks of the season, the Jets stuck...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams, Steven Jackson agree to void final contract year

Free agent status is something that most, if not all, players covet immensely, as they can not only find their way to multimillion dollar contracts and long-term job security, but they can also choose to play in a locale that’s closer to their families and friends. Steven Jackson just became the newest member of the 2013 free agent class, thanks in large part to a bit of acquiescence...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre-season holdout not affecting Maurice Jones-Drew

Widely expected to have a precipitous drop off in production after refusing to report to off-season workouts and training camp, Maurice Jones-Drew has pushed aside all of the critics and doubters through the first four weeks of the season, averaging nearly 4.9 yards per carry en route to 352 yards and one touchdown. Jones-Drew recently spoke at length with Albert Breer at NFL.com...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs losing faith in Matt Cassel as starter?

Coming into the season, expectations were high for the Chiefs to rebound from their injury plagued campaign a year ago and make a strong push towards an AFC West title. Those expectations have fallen by the wayside after a 1-3 start has essentially made it all but impossible for Kansas City to find their way into the playoffs this year, and many on the team are beginning to question...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Gregg Williams given permission to attend NFL games again

After he was handed an indefinite suspension for his role in the Saints bounty program by commissioner Roger Goodell in the off-season, Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned from team facilities and could not watch games at the stadium on Sundays. The latter of those two restrictions has been lifted for the time being, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin Hester unhappy with role in Bears offense

Expected to provide an electrifying spark to Chicago’s offensive attack this season, Devin Hester has been a disappointment to say the least thus far, catching just two passes for 27 yards through three weeks. When asked about his poor production this season, Hester expressed frustration with his inability to get involved in the Bears offense, but he was careful to also lay some...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruling expected for requests in Vilma-Goodell lawsuit next week

With subpoenas for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and former Saints assistant Mike Cerullo still outstanding in Jonathan Vilma’s defamation lawsuit, U.S. Magistrate Daniel Knowles is expected to rule on whether those requests can go forward sometime next week. The judge will also consider Goodell’s submission to prevent Vilma’s...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss
SHORT STINT

Pats grant request, cut Winslow Jr.

Less than a week after he signed with the New England Patriots, Kellen Winslow Jr. asked the team to release him, and the team accommodated his request.

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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chargers lock up Malcom Floyd with three year contract extension

With unrestricted free agent status looming at the end of the season, the Chargers and Malcom Floyd decided to take any chance of a departure to a new locale next year out of the equation, agreeing to a new three year extension earlier tonight. San Diego made the news official via Twitter, posting a photo of Floyd putting pen to paper on his new deal. No word as of yet as to the...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Las Vegas casino refunds bets placed on Packers-Seahawks debacle

With the controversial decision made at the end of Monday night’s game in Seattle, thousands of bets on the game, placed through traditional casinos and NFL picks sites in the US and elsewhere, were flipped upside down, as gamblers that picked the Packers to win went from victory to defeat in the 10 minutes or so it took the referees to decide the outcome of the contest. That...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Delaware establishments winning big with NFL gambling expansion

It’s still controversial and the powers that be in the league are most definitely still working to put a stop to it, but the expansion of NFL betting in Delaware this year is paying major dividends for the state’s restaurants and bars that have been able to participate. According to Doug Denison of the Wilmington News Journal, football parlay cards were up almost 40% in August...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders to sign former Patriots defensive end Andre Carter

With just three sacks as a team in the first three weeks of the season, the Raiders are in desperate need of help in their front seven, and with very little options available via free agency, Oakland has decided to throw the dice and hope for the best with the addition of Andre Carter. The Raiders announced the signing of Carter on their Twitter account a short while ago, and are...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys upgrade special teams, sign Brian Moorman

When Brian Moorman was let go by Buffalo earlier this week, many around the league were surprised, given Moorman’s proven ability as a punter and his role as a team leader in the Bills locker room. Most expected Moorman to be snapped up fairly quickly and sure enough, the Cowboys have reportedly signed him to a contract, likely relegating second year punter Chris Jones to the waiver...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs put Rodney Hudson on injured reserve with broken leg

From the moment he was helped off the field in last Sunday’s game, the injury suffered by Rodney Hudson looked to be serious enough that it would cost him most, if not all, of the remainder of this season. Those fears were realized today, as the Chiefs placed Hudson on the injured reserve list, ending the 2012 campaign for him just three weeks in. Hudson reportedly broke a bone...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Referees Association, NFL on the verge of agreement

Our long national nightmare is over. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the NFL and the Referees Association are reportedly very close to having an agreement in principle completed, and both sides are preparing for the regular officials to take their rightful place on the field for this weekend’s slate of games. It’s doubtful that a crew of officials would be ready to work...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Lingerie Football League fired officials that are now working in NFL

Just when the NFL thought the night couldn’t get any worse, the Lingerie Football League (no I’m not joking) has announced to the world that several officiating crews now working in the NFL as replacement referees were fired by the LFL for incompetence. This is an unbelievable turn of events in a night that will long be remembered for one of the worst officiating performances...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Monday Night Mayhem: Replacement refs gift wrap win for Seahawks

I’m going to do my best to be as unbiased as possible in this post, but after watching the absolute worst call in the history of the NFL take place a short while ago in Seattle, it’s hard to stay objective when it comes to the replacement officials and the effect they’re having on the outcome of games. The crew running tonight’s debacle should be ashamed of their performance...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hefty fine en route to Bill Belichick for physical contact with official

The ending in last night’s contest between the Ravens and Patriots will only add fuel to the fire burning hot beneath the NFL’s feet on their inability to get a deal worked out with the referee union, as Bill Belichick stormed onto the field to shout at an official about calls made in the contest, grabbing the arm of the official to stop him from running into the locker room...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss
BAD NEWS

Initial prognosis: Revis has torn ACL

Initial reports indicate that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis may have a torn ACL, but the team is hoping an MRI reveals that the injury is not season-ending.

UPDATE: Jets have confirmed it is a torn ACL and Revis is lost for the season.

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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Franchise tag in the works for Connor Barwin?

With their starter at both quarterback (Matt Schaub) and offensive tackle (Duane Brown) locked up long term, the Texans are reportedly contemplating their franchise tag options in the off-season, and as it stands right now, the most obvious candidate for that role is outside linebacker Connor Barwin. Houston reportedly tried to extend Barwin before the season started, but after...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Free agent stock watch: Joe Flacco

With his fifth NFL season underway, Joe Flacco is on the cusp of receiving a well earned pay increase, having started all 48 regular season games for the Ravens over the past four years, and putting up significant numbers in the process. Baltimore has been unsuccessful thus far in their attempts to lock up Flacco long term and the possibility exists that the former Delaware standout...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys not ready to give up on Dez Bryant just yet

Coming off an impressive run of games in the pre-season, Dez Bryant had every reason to believe he’d step up into the role of star wide receiver for the Cowboys, making big plays for a team desperate to shed their underachiever label and push deep into the playoffs. With two games already in the books though, Bryant has been unable thus far to deliver on the promise of his talent...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Replacement ref to LeSean McCoy: ‘I need you on my fantasy team’

One of the hottest topics of conversation in the NFL right now is the replacement officials and the mistakes made by them in back to back weeks, especially during the prime time contests on Sunday and Monday night. Comments made yesterday by LeSean McCoy on a local sports talk show will only serve to fuel that fire, as he relayed several specific things said or done by the replacement...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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