Ravens deny Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February

The Ravens are denying a new report that there’s been dissension within their franchise for months over Ray Rice, as ESPN says coach John Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February, while the team says that’s not the case. According to the report from ESPN, Harbaugh was upset enough about the team’s off-field misconduct (including not only Rice’s arrest for assaulting his wife...
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Report: Ravens displayed 'pattern of misinformation and misdirection' in Ray Rice case

The Ray Rice scandal has taken yet another turn. An "Outside the Lines" report Friday claims the Baltimore Ravens employed "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" in handling the case after Rice was videotaped striking his now-wife Janay in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February. The report, which says it spoke to 20 sources within the team and the...
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Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: 2014 Week 3 NFL Pick

Green Bay Packers (1-1) at Detroit Lions (1-1) The Lions looked way better week 1 in their win over the Giants than they did last week in a loss to the Panthers. Week 1, they moved the chains at an 82.76% rate, as opposed to 69.23% for the Giants and in week 2 they moved the chains 66.67% rate, as opposed to 70.97% for the Panthers. What was the difference? Well for one, caliber...
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Rams' Quinn still looking for that first sack

ST. LOUIS (AP) Robert Quinn led the NFC and set a St. Louis Rams record with 19 sacks last season. He has yet to get his first one of 2014, and he's never taken down Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, either. The defensive end would like to end both those streaks on Sunday when the Cowboys (1-1) visit the Rams (1-1). This will be the third time in the last four seasons the two teams...
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The Chicago Bears were stupid to give up on Devin Hester

Yesterday on Thursday Night Football Devin Hester broke NFL legend Deion Sanders’ record for career return touchdowns. Have a look: Devin Hester breaks Deion Sanders' record on a 62-yard punt return!! #Falcons #NFL — Windy City iGGY (@windycityiggy) September 19, 2014 The only problem I have with it is that Hester didn’t do it in a Chicago Bears...
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Greenway questionable, consecutive games streak in jeopardy

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ Chad Greenway has been the one constant for the Minnesota Vikings' defense over the years, the farm-raised linebacker answering the call for work every game for the past seven-plus seasons. Greenway has played through ailments, such as a broken wrist last season, to appear in 114 straight games and make 88 consecutive starts, the second-longest active...
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Misi ruled out for Dolphins' game against KC

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Middle linebacker Koa Misi has been ruled out of the Miami Dolphins' game Sunday against Kansas City because of an ankle injury. Misi will miss his second consecutive game. Guard Shelley Smith was also ruled out Friday because of a knee injury. Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey is doubtful. He's recovering from hip surgery and returned to practice on a limited...
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Dolphins Dion Jordan Suspended 4 More Games for Drugs

Dolphins DE Dion Jordan was serving a 4-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on PED’s, but Jordan has found himself in more trouble with the league’s policy. This time Dion has violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy and will now have to serve another 4-game suspension #Dolphins‘ Dion Jordan hit with new four-game suspension — Omar Kelly...
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Jets' Milliner dealing with quad, ankle issues

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner is now dealing with tightness in his quadriceps in addition to a nagging high ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears. Milliner did not practice Friday after being limited Thursday. Coach Rex Ryan is ''hopeful'' his top cornerback will be able to...
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Saints' White praised after replacing Robinson

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan issued an endorsement Friday for third-year cornerback Corey White, who took over at right cornerback for Patrick Robinson during last Sunday's loss at Cleveland. ''He's an ascending guy,'' Ryan said of White, a 2012 fifth-round draft choice. ''He's doing great. He works hard. He knows what...
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Houston wine bar trolls Eli Manning ahead of Texans matchup

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has had a distinguished NFL career, particularly for a mediocre quarterback. Winning two Super bowls over the Patriots is something that he should be proud of and a feat that football fans will remember for generations to come. It’s sad then that it will all come to an end this Sunday when Manning faces the Houston Texans’ pass rush machine...
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Patriots hope to continue home dominance

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Stevan Ridley's father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back's dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium starting in 2011, when Ridley was drafted. They're two-touchdown favorites to make that 26-4 when they open...
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Report: Ravens Knew Details of Ray Rice Video Immediately After Incident

In what could very well be some damning pieces of information being reported by ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens potentially knew about the Ray Rice casino video mere hours after he knocked his then fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious back in Febrary. Despite continual denials from those within the Ravens organization, an investigative report by  Don Van Natta Jr. and Kevin Van Valkenburg...
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NFL Notes: Giants, Lions, Panthers, Patriots, Rams, Raiders, Vikings

  Giants LB Jameel McClain was fined $8,268 for his late hit against Cardinals QB Drew Stanton last week. (Art Stapleton) Lions Lions promoted CB Mohammed Seisay to their active roster Friday. (Justin Rogers) Panthers DL Dwan Edwards was fined $8,268 for late hit on Lions QB Matthew Stafford. (Around The NFL) Patriots Patriots tried out: WR Kevin Cone, DE Steven Means,...
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Belichick and Brady are worried about strong Raiders defense

Brady on the Raiders defense: "Teams have done a good job running against their defense, but we need to do both. We need to stay balanced."— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 17, 2014The vaunted Oakland defense held the New York Jets to only 402 yards total offense. QB Geno Smith threw for 221 yards on 23 of 28 passing. The Raiders were able to sack Geno twice for...
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Ravens brace for major story about mishandling of Rice case

As the Commissioner was facing the music after 10 days of invisibility, the Ravens were bracing for a potential storm. Multiple sources tell PFT that the Ravens expect a major investigative story to soon be published regarding the team’s mishandling of the Ray Rice case. Some claim that the looming report has sparked an “emergency meeting” in the Ravens’ front office. ...
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Quiet and consistent, Jets' Harris still tackling

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) David Harris was happy to spare a few minutes to chat before he headed home - and then he heard the topic of conversation. ''This story,'' the reporter informed him, ''is about you.'' The New York Jets' playmaking linebacker shrugged his shoulders, scrunched up his face and sighed. ''Me? Why?'' he asked...
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Former Jaguars OT Cameron Bradfield Tried Out For Cardinals Friday

Field Yates of ESPN reports that former Jaguars OT Cameron Bradfield tried out for the Cardinals on Friday. This news comes just a few days after Jacksonville placed him on waivers. Bradfield started the team’s first two games of the season, but has struggled mightily both appearances. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the third-worst qualifying offensive tackle in the league...
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Coughlin turns to music to start and end practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) It seems Tom Coughlin is willing to try anything to change the New York Giants' fortunes. With the team off to another bad start, the 68-year-old two-time winning Super Bowl coach let his players listen to music at the start and end of practice on Friday. Coughlin made the move after talking with his players' council two days before the Giants...
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Chiefs' Charles questionable to play vs Dolphins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jamaal Charles practiced in a limited capacity for the second straight day, raising hopes that the Chiefs' Pro Bowl running back will be available for Sunday's game in Miami. Charles sustained a high ankle sprain in last week's loss to Denver. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Charles, who did not practice Wednesday, looked a little bit sore but...
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Minnesota Authorities Seeking Protective Order For Adrian Peterson’s Son

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The petition asks a judge to block Peterson from using any corporal punishment or physical discipline on the 4-year-old boy. It also would block any unauthorized or unsupervised contact. Peterson faces a charge of injury to a child in Texas...
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Pierre-Paul: ‘Nothing concerns me’ about Texans offense

If there's such a thing as a must-win game in Week 3, the winless Giants are facing it. Alone in the NFC East basement, Big Blue plays host on Sunday to the 2-0 Texans. A win would get New York's season back on track. A loss would, if history is any indication, likely torpedo their postseason hopes. The Texans boast the NFL's eighth-best rushing attack, led by the...
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Packers' Bulaga remains questionable to play but 'feels a lot better'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- From the perspective of the official injury report, Bryan Bulaga is no closer to playing this Sunday than he was last Sunday. The Green Bay Packers starting right tackle remains listed as questionable. But as Bulaga recovers from a sprained MCL in his left knee, there's certainly a better chance he'll actually play in Detroit after sitting out last weekend...
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Jordan Cameron A Game Time Decision For Week 3

Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was again listed as questionable for Friday's practice, and could "go either way" for Week 3 against the Ravens according to Mary Kay Cabot of Spin:If he does play, he will certainly not be anywhere near 100 percent. The Browns figure to feature their newly-found running game behind Terrance West and Isaiah...
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Niles Paul Looking For Another Big Game

Redskins tight end Niles Paul filled in admirably for the injured Jordan Reed over the first two weeks and is a viable fantasy option in Week 3 against Philadelphia.Fantasy Spin:Paul has been a viable fantasy option with 86 yards in Week 1 and 99 yards and a score against Jacksonville last Sunday.
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