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Eli Manning: We have time to turn things around

bellafotosolo/BigStock.com New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning believes his team can turns things around after losing their last two games and head into their bye week with a 3-4 record. “There is a ton of football,” Manning said, via Newsday. “If we handle our business and start winning games, we have a shot to be OK and in good shape.” Manning doesn’t question the...
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Week 8 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Targeting Tampa Bay

Are you still streaming quarterbacks? Just need a bye week fill-in for Colin Kaepernick this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Here are five waiver wire options to get you through this week in fantasy football, starting with a rookie facing the best matchup of his young career… Click here to read more on numberFire.com. This article was written by: numberFire. Follow...
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50 Things Owners Should Know Through Fantasy Football’s Regular Season Halfway Point

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through most fantasy football league regular seasons. And unfortunately for many, that means you’ve only got a handful of weeks to make up for your slow starts. If you’re sitting at 1-6 or 2-5, I’m sure you’ve made some poor lineup decisions. I bet you regret drafting some of the players you drafted (Cordarrelle Patterson...
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Brandon Marshall doesn’t regret calling out his teammates

During his weekly appearance on Showtime’s Inside the NFL,  Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall admitted he doesn’t regret calling out his teammates following this past Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins at home. “Absolutely my voice was heard,” Marshall said, via Showtime.  “The only thing I regret is that the door wasn’t closed.  I wouldn’t change any...
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Percy Harvin would have made sense for Patriots, Seahawks reportedly didn’t call

If any team other then the New York Jets would have made sense for Percy Harvin, it would have been the New England Patriots. The Patriots have been looking for a top wide receiver that can stretch the field since Randy Moss was dumped a few years ago.  Head coach Bill Belichick also never says away from players with “problems.” The problem is the Seahawks never called the Patriots...
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Mike Tomlin: Ryan Shazier, Shamarko Thomas are “extremely close” to coming back

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had some good news on Tuesday when it came to injured players Shamarko Thomas and Ryan Shazier. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) are "extremely close" to returning. — Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) October 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...
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Snoop Dogg: Steelers are “click clackin”

Snoop Dogg has been very harsh after some of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tough losses this season. Following Monday night’s win over the Houston Texans Snoop was pretty happy when he spoke with NFL Total Access. “Thing look like they’re getting on a good foot,” Snoop said during a phone call on Tuesday’s NFL Total Access. “(Haley) looked like he was listening to me. He’s...
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Marshawn Lynch’s agent claims his client didn’t almost boycott St. Louis trip

Following the trade of Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks to the New York Jets a report came out that Marshawn Lynch was so upset with the move that he almost didn’t get on the bus to head to St. Louis for last week’s game. Lynch’s agent has come out and claimed the report is false. These reports of @MoneyLynch going off and not wanting to get on bus are absurd. Please...
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Jon Beason may need to shut it down

Rich Kane/Icon Sportswire New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason is currently down in Charlotte, NC visiting a foot specialist.  He’ll soon find out if he has to undergo surgery on his toe, whcih will end his 2014 season. LB Jon Beason, on @WFAN660, said it's "50-50" on whether he'll have to shut it down four the season. May need surgery on toe. — Ralph Vacchiano...
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Titans reportedly trading Akeem Ayers to the Patriots

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean is reporting that the Tennessee Titans are trading linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots. Been told #Titans are trading LB Akeem Ayers to the #Patriots. The only thing that would prevent is a failed physical — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) October 21, 2014 The 25 year-old Ayers only has 3 tackles this season. It will be interesting to see how...
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NFL suspended Bucs’ Da’Quan Bowers for PED violation

The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers two games for violating their performance enhancing drug policy. NFL says Bucs' Da'Quan Bowers suspended two games for PED violation — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 21, 2014 Bowers has six tackles and one sack this season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060...
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Cowboys waive Michael Sam

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that they’ve waived defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad and have signed linebacker Troy Davis. The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first...
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Bart Starr’s health will likely keep Brett Favre from returning to Lambeau Field

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN that the health of the great Bart Starr will likely keep him from returning to Lambeau Field this season. While the specifics of the plan still were being formalized, Favre intended for Starr to join him on the field for the Packers’ Sunday night game Nov. 9 against the NFC North division rival Chicago Bears. But Starr...
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Jets sign Kerley to 4-yr, $16 million extension

The New York Jets have announced that they’ve signed wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a contract extension. We have signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a 4-year extension. pic.twitter.com/VAgxsZS5XA — New York Jets (@nyjets) October 21, 2014 That 4-year extension for Jets WR Jeremy Kerley is worth $16 million with $5.4 million in guarantees, source says. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo...
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Jaosn Kelce, Darren Sproles return to practice for Philly

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and running back Darren Sproles returned to practice on Tuesday, per Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly. Chip: Kelce, Sproles, Kendricks full practice today. — Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) October 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet...
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Jets to reportedly sign Jeremy Kerley to an extension

The New York Jets will sign wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a contract extension today, per ESPN’s Adam Caplan. #Jets are expected to sign WR Jeremy Kerley to a 4-year extension some time today, per league source. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 21, 2014 This is a great move.  Kerley is a very good slot receiver. He’s been the Jets most reliable receiver over the past couple...
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Ray Rice’s appeal set for November 5-6

We mentioned on Monday that Ray Rice could be back in the NFL within the next four weeks. Albert Breer of the NFL Network is reporting that Rice’s appeal hearing is set for early November. The appeal hearing ex-Ravens RB Ray Rice will be held on Nov. 5-6. Rice is disputing his indefinite suspension. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: ...
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Aldon Smith’s suspension could be reduced

It sounds like Aldon Smith’s suspension that is scheduled to end on November 10th could end earlier due to good behavior. Per the terms of Aldon Smith’s union-NFL negotiated settlement, his suspension could be shortened by a game or 2 (as @ProFootballTalk said). — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 21, 2014 This means Smith could be back for the San Francisco 49ers’ week nine...
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Bears fan in critical condition after getting beaten up

A Chicago Bears fan was found beaten up near his SUV in the Solider Field parking lot, per the Chicago Sun-Times, The man was discovered “incapacitated” near his SUV with blunt trauma to the head and face, according to a police report. The victim appeared to be “heavily intoxicated” and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition...
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Bills sign Phillip Tanner, place C.J. Spiller on short-term IR

The Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed former Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner and have placed C.J. Spiller on short-erm injured reserver after he broke his collarbone this past Sunday. The #Bills have signed RB Phillip Tanner (@PTanner34) and placed @CJSPILLER on IR-Return http://t.co/6W4dD9BEtA pic.twitter.com/ZbJFApyJFb — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills...
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Giants working out Terrelle Pryor

The New York Giants are not only working out running backs Felix Jones and Alex Green, but also former Raiders and Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor could be open to playing wide receiver. But the Giants might be interested in singing him their practice squad as they get ready to take on Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick in the coming weeks. Happy to see...
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15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 8

So much for Matt Asiata getting more carries, eh? After Mike Zimmer said that he wanted to get Asiata more involved, Minnesota went ahead and gave rookie Jerick McKinnon 19 carries to Asiata’s 6 against Buffalo in Week 7. Thanks, Mike. As I’ve written about plenty in this column through the weeks, McKinnon needs to be owned in more fantasy football leagues (ownership is still...
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10 Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 8

Week 7 is in the books and wow, that was quite a week, wasn’t it? Waivers are typically all about next-man-up style responses to injuries, and this week is certainly no exception. Does Tre Mason have what it takes to crack your lineup, or do you want to take your shot at whichever Buffalo back gets the ball? Who do we – and by extension, math – like? Only one way to find out...
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Packers’ Matt Flynn had a ball at Pearl Jam concert (Video)

http://profootballzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Matt-Flynn-Had-A-Hell-Of-A-Time-At-Last-Nights-Pearl-Jam-Concert.mp4 Green Bay Packers back up quarterback Matt Flynn along with Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang attended a Pearl Jam concert in Milwaukee and had a great time. This is Matt Flynn's moment. pic.twitter.com/daSDbiHYkq — Kevin Mueller (@KevinMueller) October 21, 2014...
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Giants checking out Felix Jones

The New York Giants are reportedly bringing in former Cowboys running back Felix Jones for a work out. As @MikeGarafolo noted, Felix Jones in the house for #Giants today. Typically, they'll do a 15-20 man checkup during the bye. — Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) October 21, 2014 This isn’t the first time the Giants brought in Jones. The Giants had some interest in former Cowboys...
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