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Blake Bortles did it again, forcing Jaguars to question their o…

Blake Bortles did it again, forcing Jaguars to question their own approach

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated 12 minutes ago
If the Jacksonville Jaguars stick to the plan they laid out in early May, we might not see Blake Bortles again for a while. If tonight was the last time for, oh, at least a month, then it was pretty darned fun, Blake. Bortles started and played three of…
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  • Brian Hoyer ends his preseason with a touchdown drive

    Brian Hoyer ends his preseason with a touchdown drive

    profootballtalk.com 19 minutes ago
    Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer spent most of the preseason competing to become the starting quarterback in Cleveland and may have prolonged the process with mediocre play in the team’s early preseason games, but he ended the summer on a good note. Hoyer…
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  • Sleepy Derek Anderson leaves game with hand injury

    Sleepy Derek Anderson leaves game with hand injury

    profootballtalk.com 31 minutes ago
    Maybe Derek Anderson should have stayed home with the family and gotten some sleep. And maybe the Panthers would have been better off if he had. The Panthers quarterback stayed in Charlotte last night to witness the birth of his daughter, flew to Pittsb…
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  • Bills' Sammy Watkins re-injures rib vs. Lions, ruled out of gam…

    Bills' Sammy Watkins re-injures rib vs. Lions, ruled out of game

    yahoo.com 52 minutes ago
    The Buffalo Bills decided they wanted to get injured wide receiver Sammy Watkins some repetitions in a meaningless preseason game. It appears to be a bad decision. Watkins suffered a bruised rib injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, sat …
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  • How much has the domestic violence policy really changed?  (Pos…

    How much has the domestic violence policy really changed? (Possibly a lot.)

    The NFL received a much-deserved round of national applause for finally admitting that which pretty much everyone knew: The league got it wrong when suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice for only two games for committing domestic violence against his …
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  • Another dismal outing for Giants offense

    Another dismal outing for Giants offense

    profootballtalk.com 56 minutes ago
    Tom Coughlin threatened his offense with playing in the fifth preseason game of the summer if they didn’t pick up their game against the Jets and followed through with it on Thursday night against the Patriots. The Pats threw a crew of backups out on de…
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  • Sammy Watkins suffers rib injury in preseason finale

    Sammy Watkins suffers rib injury in preseason finale

    The Bills saw one of their key offensive starters depart their exhibition finale with an injury. Rookie wideout Sammy Watkins will miss the rest of Thursday’s game vs. Detroit with a rib injury, BuffaloBills.com reported. It’s unclear whether Watkins ha…
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  • Colts lose another offensive lineman to injury

    Colts lose another offensive lineman to injury

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    The Colts have seen injuries cost them guard Donald Thomas for the season and center Khaled Holmes for all but one drive of preseason action and they didn’t get through their final exhibition of the summer without seeing another offensive lineman go dow…
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  • Lions' Van Noy undergoes abdominal surgery

    Lions' Van Noy undergoes abdominal surgery

    Lions rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy had surgery to repair his "core muscle" Thursday.
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  • Five Questions: Arizona Cardinals

    Five Questions: Arizona Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com 2 hours ago
    The Arizona Cardinals won seven of their final nine games last season as they made a late-season push for a playoff spot in a difficult NFC West. The defense finished the year ranked 6th in the league and Carson Palmer passed for over 4,000 yards. They’…
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  • HOF'er Brown to get Ali humanitarian award

    HOF'er Brown to get Ali humanitarian award

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Muhammad Ali is honoring another iconic athlete who became a forceful voice for civil rights -- Jim Brown.
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  • Five Questions: Chicago Bears

    Five Questions: Chicago Bears

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    There will surely be moments this season where the Chicago Bears look like contenders — legit contenders. They will look this way because of their offense, which is loaded with top-tier talent at quarterback (Jay Cutler), tailback (Matt Forte) and wide …
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  • League isn’t saying whether Ray Rice would be a second-time off…

    League isn’t saying whether Ray Rice would be a second-time offender

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    With the NFL introducing a new domestic violence policy that includes the possibility of a lifetime ban for a second offense, an obvious question arises regarding Ravens running back Ray Rice. Does Rice’s first offense, which was handled so badly that t…
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  • No comment from Cowboys, yet, on Peterson conversation

    No comment from Cowboys, yet, on Peterson conversation

    The Dallas Cowboys have issued no comment in response to the comments from owner Jerry Jones to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reportedly in response to Peterson’s stated desire to play for the Cowboys after his time with the Vikings ends. But wh…
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  • More scrutiny on RG3’s throwing mechanics

    More scrutiny on RG3’s throwing mechanics

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    When Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III burst onto the scene with a spectacular rookie year in 2012, he was like nothing the NFL had seen before: A good enough athlete that he could have been an Olympic hurdler, playing the quarterback position. …
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  • Why Your Team Sucks 2014: New York Jets

    Why Your Team Sucks 2014: New York Jets

    deadspin.com 5 hours ago
    Some people are fans of the New York Jets. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the New York Jets. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.Read more...
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  • Brady is indeed upset about Mankins trade

    Brady is indeed upset about Mankins trade

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    When the Patriots didn’t re-sign receiver Wes Welker in the aftermath of quarterback Tom Brady’s team-friendly deal (with a paltry $30 million to sign), someone close to Brady reportedly was enraged. This time around, with left guard Logan Mankins abrup…
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  • Report: Bills have been willing to trade T.J. Graham for “sever…

    Report: Bills have been willing to trade T.J. Graham for “several months”

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    The Bills are reportedly willing to listen to clubs interested in making a deal for a receiver who’s started the majority of Buffalo’s games over the last two seasons. The club has had third-year wideout T.J. Graham available in trade for “several month…
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  • Cowboys waive 2013 fourth-rounder B.W. Webb

    Cowboys waive 2013 fourth-rounder B.W. Webb

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    The Cowboys waived linebacker DeVonte Holloman this week because his neck injury led doctors to advise against continuing his playing career, but there was no medical reason why they waived another member of their 2013 draft class on Thursday. The team …
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  • Cowboys Backup S Jakar Hamilton Gets 4-Game Ban

    Cowboys Backup S Jakar Hamilton Gets 4-Game Ban

    nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    Dallas backup safety Jakar Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.
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  • Video - Jared Odrick: Big Man, Small car 00:30

    Jared Odrick: Big Man, Small car

    Aug 28
    Defensive lineman Jared Odrick has turned heads in the Miami Dolphins' parking lot when he unfolds his 6-foot-5, 304-pound frame from his tiny Fiat rental.
  • Video - 'CFB 24/7' season preview: Rookie predictions 09:02

    'CFB 24/7' season preview: Rookie predictions

    Aug 28
    Dave Dameshek, Daniel Jeremiah, Matt "Money" Smith and Akbar Gbajabiamila debate which defensive rookies could have better seasons than Jadeveon Clowney and rank the quarterbacks picked in the last two NFL Drafts.
  • Video - Mark Ingram: Ready for breakout season 01:50

    Mark Ingram: Ready for breakout season

    Aug 28
    Chris Wesseling breaks down New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram's preseason performance and believes he's ready for a breakout season.
  • Video - Derek Carr to get extended playing time against the Seahawks 01:37

    Derek Carr to get extended playing time against the Seahawks

    Aug 28
    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will get extended playing time in their final preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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