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NFL dishes fines: $55K for Reed, $31K for Newton

NFL dishes fines: $55K for Reed, $31K for Newton

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) - Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was fined $55,000 by the NFL for his high hit on the New York Giants' Victor Cruz last weekend.
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  • Giants Insider: Cruz OK with slow contract talks

    Giants Insider: Cruz OK with slow contract talks

    nydailynews.com Dec 28, 2012
    Victor Cruz still doesn’t have the new contract that he aggressively campaigned for in the offseason. But on Friday, he insisted that he doesn’t mind, and that negotiations are still moving forward.
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  • Michael Oher fined 10K for chop block

    Michael Oher fined 10K for chop block

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    Safety Ed Reed got the biggest fine of the week for the Ravens, but he wasn’t the only member of the team to owe the NFL a cut of his paycheck this week. Tackle Michael Oher has been fined $10,000 for a chop block on Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuk
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  • Giants invite members of Sandy Hook Elementary to Eagles game

    Giants invite members of Sandy Hook Elementary to Eagles game

    nydailynews.com Dec 28, 2012
    A large contingent of special fans will take in the Giants' regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
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  • Coughlin Still Sees Team Goal as Within Reach

    Coughlin Still Sees Team Goal as Within Reach

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    Tom Coughlin met the media this afternoon after what just may be the Giants’ final practice of the 2012 season. There’s nothing left to do for the Blue now except win their game Sunday and then rely on the kindness of strangers. What is the atmosphere
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  • Giants facing numbers issues at cornerback

    Giants facing numbers issues at cornerback

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    The New York Giants may be severely compromised at cornerback when they face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Both starter Prince Amukamara and backup Jayron Hosley are listed as doubtful for the Giants' regular-season finale.
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  • Giants S Phillips (foot) questionable vs. Eagles

    Giants S Phillips (foot) questionable vs. Eagles

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Giants safety Kenny Phillips was listed as questionable after missing the last three games because of a sprained right knee and could be available for perhaps his final game in a Giants uniform Sunday against Philadelphia.
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  • NFL Week 17: Giants-Eagles Injury Report

    NFL Week 17: Giants-Eagles Injury Report

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    Below is the official injury report for the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles who will face off this Sunday at 1pm at MetLife Stadium. Eagles OUT - Did not practice: DT Fletcher Cox (concussion), LB Mychal Kendricks (concussion) DOUBTFUL - Did…
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  • Final Word: NFC East

    Final Word: NFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Bringing out his best. Michael Vick, who will start Sunday's game for the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants, has not played since he suffered a concussion in Week 10. But the Eagles' Week 4 victory …
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  • All On The Line: The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a…

    All On The Line: The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a go…

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a good pass rush. And with DeMarcus Ware dinged up, the Cowboys' playoff hopes could come down to Tony Romo, writes Peter King.
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  • Michael Vick says offensive line changes sent him off track

    Michael Vick says offensive line changes sent him off track

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    Michael Vick is getting the start for the Eagles on Sunday against the Giants, a game he hopes to use as a springboard to another job next season if the Eagles do the expected and dump him after the end of this year. That’s not the only part of the plan
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  • Prince Amukamara had a setback last week

    Prince Amukamara had a setback last week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    A lot of things have to fall into place in order for the Giants to make the playoffs this year, but the only part they can control is winning their game against the Eagles on Sunday. That task would be a little more difficult if cornerback Prince Amukam…
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  • Could Giants 'make over' their pass rush?

    Could Giants 'make over' their pass rush?

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    Amazing what a difference a couple of bad weeks can make. In this NFL32 clip, Chris Mortensen talks about the potential changes that could loom in the offseason for the New York Giants -- even if all of the breaks go their way and they manage to sneak i…
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw, Kevin Gilbride prepare for Eagles

    Ahmad Bradshaw, Kevin Gilbride prepare for Eagles

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    If the last two weeks have proven anything, it’s that the Giants’ offense is incredibly inconsistent. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday to discuss how the offense has prepared this week for the
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  • Perry Fewell puts blame for Giants D on not Perry Fewell

    Perry Fewell puts blame for Giants D on not Perry Fewell

    It’s obvious the Giants defense isn’t what it once was. But if you ask their defensive coordinator why, he makes it clear it’s not the coaching. “We’ve prepared better than what we’ve played,” Perry Fewell said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the Ne
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  • Again, the Super Bowl champs are on the verge of not returning …

    Again, the Super Bowl champs are on the verge of not returning to the playoffs

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    A year removed from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the Giants are now on the outside of the playoff picture looking. They’re relying on a wing and a prayer that the dominoes will fall in the right place so that they can have the opportunity to defend the
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  • Friday Morning Update: Giants Trying to Regain Confidence vs Ea…

    Friday Morning Update: Giants Trying to Regain Confidence vs Eagles

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    It’s all hands on deck this week as the Giants try to salvage their season against the Eagles at MetLife this Sunday. RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) means business, practicing on a Thursday, and DE Justin Tuck (shoulder) also returned to duty. It wasn’t all
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 28

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 28

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    In between storms here in the NYC area. The weather should be fine for Sunday’s game and New Year’s Eve. The Giants will be back on the field today at TIMEX preparing for the season finale against the Eagles. Here’s what’s happening…..
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  • As Offense and Defense Struggle, Giants’ Special Teams Continue…

    As Offense and Defense Struggle, Giants’ Special Teams Continue to Stand Out

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Giants seemed to have solved their special teams woes over time. Special teams coach Tom Quinn has taken the wide array of talent afforded him and made the units respectable — even formidable — again. With the offense drying up and the defense fal
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants 04:29

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

    Dec 28
    Is Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid coaching to save his job? Our analysts discuss that topic and also explain how the New York Giants' defense will try and stop Eagles QB Michael Vick.
  • Video - Victor Cruz on New York Giants' playoff hopes 04:01

    Victor Cruz on New York Giants' playoff hopes

    Dec 28
    New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz talks about the team's recent struggles and how they plan turn it around against the Philadelphia Eagles this week.
  • Video - Giants Field Pass: vs Eagles 03:07

    Giants Field Pass: vs Eagles

    Dec 28
    Ohm Youngmisuk previews the Giants' must-win game Sunday against the Eagles to at least put themselves in position to get a playoff berth with a little help.
  • Video - Bigger Disappointment: Jets Or Giants? 07:57

    Bigger Disappointment: Jets Or Giants?

    Dec 28
    Chris Mannix, Lomas Brown and Christian Fauria debate who was the bigger disappointment this year, the Jets or Giants.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17

    Dec 28
    In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
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    Dec 28
    Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picks

    Dec 28
    The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.