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Report: Gronkowski, Amendola playing “as of today”

Report: Gronkowski, Amendola playing “as of today”

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 27, 2013
On Thursday, PFT reported that the outlook for tight end Rob Gronkowski playing in Week Four against the Falcons was not optimistic. A report out of New England on Friday is more optimistic about both the tight end’s chances of playing for the first tim…
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  • Steven Jackson isn’t going to rush himself back

    Steven Jackson isn’t going to rush himself back

    Falcons running back Steven Jackson wants to get back as quickly as possible, but he isn’t going to rush himself. In a personal blog titled “Pain, but no Panic,” Jackson said he has to be patient as he comes back from the hamstring strain that is expect…
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  • Roddy White still isn’t where he wants to be, but will play Sun…

    Roddy White still isn’t where he wants to be, but will play Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Sep 27, 2013
    When Falcons wide receiver Roddy White initially hurt his ankle in August, the Falcons said that he had not suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain that has kept many a player from being in the lineup. White later admitted that it was that type of injury…
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  • Double Coverage: Patriots at Falcons

    Double Coverage: Patriots at Falcons

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    ATLANTA -- There are $100 million reasons why Matt Ryan should be talked about among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. One thing the Atlanta Falcons quarterback doesn’t have that his Sunday-night counterpart possesses is a Super Bowl ring. Ryan's showdown w…
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  • Saints face old nemesis in Brent Grimes

    Saints face old nemesis in Brent Grimes

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    METAIRIE, La. -- Cornerback Brent Grimes is new to the Miami Dolphins -- a key offseason addition who has helped the Dolphins to their 3-0 start. But he’s a familiar foe to the New Orleans Saints. Grimes was an annual nemesis for them when he played for…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 27, 2013
    The Bills will continue to exercise caution with OL Doug Legursky. Nathan Sturgis, the brother of Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis, is having a strong season in MLS. The Patriots have several connections to the Falcons. The Jets believe they are a better team t…
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  • Week 4 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 4 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com Sep 27, 2013
    Arizona has a veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer, to get the ball to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Tampa Bay has a revamped secondary that should hamper the Cardinals’ passing attack.
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  • Video - 'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons 01:07

    'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Sep 27
    NFL Media's Shaun O'Hara breaks down how the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line will be a key factor in their Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • Music City Makeover, or Music City Mirage?

    Sep 27
    A year after posting a 74.0 QB rating, Jake Locker is passing at a 89.8 clip so far this season. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Feeling pretty good about Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker’s development? You should. Among the quarterbacks drafted to pilot fr…
  • Chadiha: Have 49ers found themselves?

    Sep 27
    Against the Rams, the 49ers remembered what made them a contender in the first place, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Bill Simmons offers praise for Rush and makes Week 4 picks

    Sep 27
    The Sports Guy reflects on the lost power of sports movies with Ron Howard's latest, then makes Week 4 picks.