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Percy Harvin to have small role in Jets debut

Percy Harvin will be limited in his debut with the New York Jets on Sunday. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said that Harvin will return kickoffs and maybe punts. In the offensive gameplan Harvin will have a small package of plays as he works to learn offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s playbook. Percy Harvin will return kickoffs, maybe punts...
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Michigan QB Devin Gardner talks about being called the N-word

With the Michigan Wolverwines 3-4 it is fair to criticize the play of quarterback Devin Gardner this season. The fifth-year season prepares for a Saturday match-up against No. 8 Michigan State and recently took time to talk to the Detroit News about his season though his negative interaction with fans is what stands out in this piece. “I’ve been called the N-word so many times...
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Calvin Johnson, TE’s remain sidelined at Lions practice

Getty Images Calvin Johnson remained sidelined during the Lions practice session held on Wednesday. While Johnson traveled with the Lions to London there has been no indication that he will actually play. If anything he is simply there as a good-will ambassador of the NFL. Johnson is said to have resumed running this week but signs point to a return in Week 10, following the Lions...
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Jon Beason considering season-ending surgery

New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason is considering season-ending surgery on his toe. Beason believes there is a 50-50 chance he returns to the field as it is. Beason hurt his foot over the summer and will allow Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte to look over his scans before making any decision. “I’m still deciding if the smart thing is to go ahead and get it fixed and get ready...
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Redskins place Brian Orakpo on injured reserve

getty images The Washington Redskins have placed linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral. The move ends the season of the 28-year-old who will become a free agent at the end of the season. Orakpo has twice had his season ended with torn pectoral’s on the left side. Entering free agency he will have missed 24 of his last 48 games. The Redskins placed...
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Cowboys waive Michael Sam from practice squad

AP The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam according to the teams official website. Sam joined the Cowboys on Sept. 3 and spen the first seven weeks of the season on the teams 10-man practice squad. Sam never made it to the Cowboys 53-man game day roster. The first openly-gay player in the NFL, Sam was a seventh round pick of the St. Louis Rams but was unable to...
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Ryan Newman will not be penalized for failed ‘Dega inspection

Ryan Newman’s No. 31 car has been cleared by NASCAR following its failure of a post race inspection. Just after noon on Tuesday, NASCAR announced that there would be no penalties for Newman’s team after the car was ruled to be too late. NASCAR ruled that damage which occurred during the race was the reason the car was ruled to be too low. UPDATE: The No. 31 car has cleared post...
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Bears fan in critical condition following beating at tailgate party

A Chicago Bears fan is in critical condition after he was beaten up during a tailgate party in the parking lot at McCormick Place prior to Sunday’s game. The victim, 57, was at a tailgate party shortly before 11 am when he got into an argument that turned physical according to police. The man was later found “incapacitated: near his SUV after suffering blunt trauma to the head...
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Stewart-Haas Racing may make crew chief changes in offseason

Getty Images Tony Gibson has signed a new deal with Stewart-Haas Racing but there is no guarantee that he will remain the crew chief of the No. 10 car driven by Danica Patrick. “It was a big deal trying to figure out a long-term plan. I was happy they came up with a plan and that they want me there long-term. I was really pleased.” said Gibson of his new deal, via Motorsport...
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Reggie Wayne could miss 1-2 games with elbow sprain

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne could miss 1-2 games after suffering an elbow injury in Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. According to ABC6 in Indianapolis, Wayne could miss time with what appears to be a minor elbow sprain. Still the Colts who are in control of the AFC South will exercise caution and play it safe. Coach Chuck Pagano did not share the results...
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Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer re-injuries shoulder in AFL

Kyle Zimmer’s time in the Arizona Fall League is up after the right hander reinjured his right throwing shoulder on Saturday. Zimmer lasted just one inning on Saturday and the Royals are worried that the injury suffered is the same that limited him to just 4 2/3 innings of work in the minors this year. “He had some soreness in his shoulder, and rather than let him pitch through...
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Mark Appel thriving in AFL, has tossed 12 scoreless frames

Houston Astros prospect Mark Appel has thrown 12 scoreless innings in his three starts in the Arizona Fall League. After struggling to open the season at High-A Lancaster the 23-year-old picked it up upon a promotion to Double-A Corpus Christi. ON Monday Appel threw five scoreless innings. Overall he has allowe djust four hits and owns a 12/3 K/BB ratio over his three starts. “I...
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Buccaneers sign Trindon Holliday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kick return man Trindon Holliday. Holliday spent the preseason with the New York Giants but was let go in October with an injury settlement. The 28-year-old Holliday will be used purely as a return man. He has four regular season return touchdowns in his career. He also had a return touchdown in Denver’s loss to Baltimore during the 2012 playoffs.
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Paul Molitor still favorite for Twins job even as team drags feet on offer

While Paul Molitor remains the favorite to land the Twins managerial job, but according to Mike Berardino it “doesn’t sound like” the team is ready to offer him the position just yet. Molitor has a long history with the Twins and sat in on their organizational meeting last week. Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More...
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Rams waive WR Austin Pettis

Getty Images A day after Austin Pettis was a healthy scratch for the Rams he has been waived. Pettis was in his fourth year with the Rams after the team drafted him in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Boise State. The 26-year-old Pettis appeared in five games for the Rams this season catching 12 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Given his past contributions and his...
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Browns considered pulling Hoyer for Manziel in loss to Jaguars

Getty Images During Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Jaguars, Browns head coach Mike Pettine considered inserting Johnny Manziel as the teams quarterback. Hoyer was a mere 16-of-41 while throwing an interception in the blowout loss which dropped the Browns to 3-3 on the season. Hoyer is still “firmly our starter” said Pettine on Monday, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Nothing...
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Paige joining Total Divas, Lillian Garcia returning to RAW, Hogan returns next week

When Total Divas returns in January it will do so with two new cast members. Paige and Alicia Fox will both be joining the show. If the recent promo photo is anything to take into account ten women will now appear in the show. On tonight’s edition of WWE RAW ring announcer Lillian Garcia will return. Garcia’s return comes one week after Justin Roberts was let go by the WWE...
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Entry List for Goody’s Headache 500 at Martinsville

Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR A week after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ran at the largest track on the circuit it now heads to the smallest in Martinville. Martinsville Speedway marks the first race of the third round in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Heading into the third round there are eight drivers who remain eligible to win the championship this year. Jeff Gordon...
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Colt McCoy will start for Redskins on Monday if Robert Griffin cannot

Kirk Cousins’ turn as the starter of the Washington Redskins has come to an end again. After becoming a turnover machine, Cousins was benched to start the second half of Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. Colt McCoy entered and led the Redskins to a win. He will remain the teams quarterback until Robert Grifffin III returns. Griffin could be cleared by the team for Monday’s...
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Evan Mathis has been cleared to resume practicing

Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis has been cleared to resume practicing. While Mathis will not be able to return to the Eagles until Week 10 it sounds as if he will be ready then. Mathis has been one of the best guards in football and with his return and that of Lane Johnson the Eagles ground game is only going to be heading in the up direction. #Eagles G Evan Mathis (Grade...
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Falcons concerned about center Peter Konz’s knee

The Atlanta Falcons are concerned that center Peter Konz suffered a significant knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Already without Joe Hawley, the Falcons would have to turn to undrafted free agent James Stone if Konz is forced to miss time. Results on #Falcons C Peter Konz's (knee) MRI aren't in yet, but feeling is that it's at least a significant sprain,...
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Report: Brandon Marshall calls out Jay Cutler following loss

The Chicago Bears fell to 3-4 on the season after a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. After the game yelling erupted in the Bears locker room with wide receiver Brandon Marshall calling out quarterback and long-time friend Jay Cutler. “We lost, there should be a lot of frustration,” Marshall said via ESPN. “You should hear frustration. We’re 3-4. Yeah, this means...
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16-year-old Erica Wilson overcomes loss of usage in her legs

Sixteen-year-old Erica Wilson was an aspiring dancer, now the teenager is dealing with the loss of both of her legs due to a neurological disorder called transverse myelitis. What started as a leg cramp turned into Erica never being able to walk again. Now Wilson has turned to the sport of wheelchair basketball. A member of Birmingham, Alabama’s Lakeshore Lakers, Erica has set...
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Titans expect Jake Locker to return for Week 8

The Tennessee Titans expect quarterback Jake Locker to return for Week 8. “I would expect him being able to go next week,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said about Locker following Sunday’s loss, “but until we get out there and practice, I don’t know that for sure.” Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) runs with Locker practiced leading up to Sunday’s loss against Washington...
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Robert Griffin III still on track to start Week 8 against Cowboys

The Washington Redskins pulled off a 19-17 win against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after Colt McCoy entered the game sending Kirk Cousins to the bench. Now the Redskins and coach Jay Gruden face an interesting question: Who starts in their Week 8 game against the Cowboys? “You would like to have your decision made as soon as possible,” Gruden said via CSN Washington. “Now...
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