This is the December 8, 2012 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
Raiders have a tough decision to make on Carson Palmer
With Raiders coach Dennis Allen that the time has come to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor play, the questions becomes whether Allen and the rest of the organization will soon be coming to the conclusion that quarterback Carson Palmer should not play. Tho…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL analyst and former NY Giant Phil Simms admits he holds backAfter watching Phil Simms do his thing for all these years he can never be accused of holding back. Opinionated, at times controversial and always passionate, the former Giants QB is inclined to let it rip. Or is he?Upvote Share TweetSan Francisco running back Brandon Jacobs is angry that he’s not getting much playing time with the 49ers, and he doesn’t care if you criticize the way he goes about expressing that. Jacobs, who previously tweeted about hating his boss but then claimeUpvote Share TweetAfter missing two games with an ankle injury, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones says he’s ready to go for Monday night’s AFC showdown against the Texans. Although Jones is listed as questionable on the official injury report, he didn’t sound likUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 8, 2012FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jets tight end Dustin Keller will miss New York's game at Jacksonville on Sunday because of a sprained left ankle.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 8, 2012The Bengals have activated center Kyle Cook off the injured reserve list, making him eligible to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at Paul Brown Stadium.Upvote Share TweetUntil today, when he was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter for an overnight accident that killed his friend and longtime teammate Jerry Brown, all outward appearances in the press were that Josh Brent was maturing into a solid NFL pro.…Upvote Share Tweet
League deploys counselors to assist CowboysLast week, much of the aftermath of the murder and suicide committed by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher focused on whether the Chiefs should play the next day. This week, news of the death of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown due to the alleged drunk drivi…Upvote Share TweetEarlier today, I argued that the league, the teams, and the NFLPA need to come together to solve the nagging problem of drunk driving by pro football players. Though several of you correctly have pointed out that employers can do only so much to control…Upvote Share TweetAs quarterback Mike Vick moves toward an inevitable release by the Eagles (so much for that $100 million contract), the question becomes the location of the continuation of his career. From Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports comes something we’ve likewise hearUpvote Share Tweet
Jerry Brown wrote about fatherhood, a slower lifeThe imprint we make on social media often allows a window into our thoughts. And the late Jerry Brown recently wrote on Facebook about the prospect of becoming a father, and wanting to live a slower life. In a post dated Nov. 29, Brown wrote about a lif…Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Morning Quarterback: NFL player agent Joe Linta tries to make sense of murder-suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linJoe Linta , an NFL player agent, was at his home in Branford, Conn., near New Haven, last Saturday morning when one of his clients sent him a text message, asking if he had heard about Jovan Belcher.Upvote Share TweetThis seems a favorable matchup for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and an opportune time to reward Coach Rex Ryan's faith in him.Upvote Share TweetTrying to reach Drew Brees, a traditional drop-back passer, will be a welcome change for the Giants after dealing with the speedy Robert Griffin III, but the pressure must increase.Upvote Share Tweet
Without tandem of Drew Brees and Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints struggling, and NY Giants need to take advantageRoger Goodell handed Saints ”‰the ”‰NFL version of the death penalty when he suspended Sean Payton for the entire season in the BountyGate scandal, leaving Drew Brees to get through the season without his friend, mentor and play caller.Upvote Share TweetIn a clear sign they think quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is fine, the Steelers released backup quarterback Brian Hoyer Saturday. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, they promoted cornerback Josh Victorian from their practice squad…Upvote Share Tweet
Jaguars Fans Will Show Up In Droves To Watch Tebow, Who Is A Game-Time Decision To Hold A Clipboarddeadspin.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Crashing disappointment, banal mediocrity and immense, unfounded hype align this week to make for an extremely sad pre-game note for what is sure to be either a deflating exercise in late season NFL triviality this Sunday or a hilarious exercise in late…Upvote Share TweetCowboys owner Jerry Jones has released a statement confirming the death of Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the team’s practice squad. “We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” Jones said. “Our hearts and prUpvote Share Tweet
Prior to tragic news breaking, Cowboys made roster moveIn a stark reminder that they Cowboys are still trying to do business in the face of a tragedy, they turned in a transaction this afternoon before word got out about the death of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown in the accident nose tackle Josh Bre…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 8, 2012The Dallas Cowboys placed cornerback Orlando Scandrick on injured reserve Saturday and promoted nose tackle Robert Callaway from the practice squad.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: “Incident” involving Cowboys could impact defensive lineupAs the Cowboys prepare for their latest “must” win game, they’re dealing with an unfolding “incident,” according to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan. Fisher’s Twitter timeline has several entries regarding the subject. The first points out thatUpvote Share TweetIn one of the few developments that could make the Oakland Raiders an interesting team to watch in the final weeks of the season, coach Dennis Allen says he’s planning to get backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor some playing time. Allen stressed that he isUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was fined an amount in the six-figures and could have a limited role in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks for his behavior in the final minutes of a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets in Week 13, Bo…Upvote Share TweetThe Giants have caught a break and the Saints have been dealt a blow with an unexpected addition to the injury report for Sunday’s game. The Saints announced on Saturday that running back Chris Ivory, who hadn’t been mentioned on this week’s injuryUpvote Share Tweet
Manti Te’o will be a first-round pick, but some question his speedNotre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o has had a brilliant senior season and is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and he’s widely viewed as a first-round pick in April’s NFL draft. But he’s not necessarily viewed as a sure thing in the NFL. AlbeUpvote Share Tweet
Court Orders Terrell Suggs To Turn Over All Seven Of His Guns After He Allegedly Punched His Girlfriend And Dragged Her AlongsidA court filing by Terrell Suggs's girlfriend Candace Williams made last month was unsealed yesterday, and the Baltimore Sun has some details: More »Upvote Share Tweet
Lions’ Willie Young considered amputation for injured fingerLions defensive end Willie Young smashed the middle finger of his left hand so badly while making a tackle three weeks ago against the Packers that he talked to doctors about amputating it. “Two weeks ago I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s get rid of it,’”Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Your browser does not support iframes. When the Houston Texans travel to meet the New England Patriots this weekend, they'll look a bit like something right out of "Friday Night Lights." That's because every Texans player will be wearing custo…Upvote Share Tweet
Damaris Johnson looking to make big plays for the EaglesDamaris Johnson was one of the best playmakers in college football history at Tulsa, where he set the all-time NCAA Division 1 total yardage record in just three seasons. But questions about his size (5-foot-8 and 170 pounds) and his off-field issues (h…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Yesterday, we discussed the possibility that the NFL will do away with kickoffs and instead institute a punt-or-4th-and-long option. On its face, the idea seems logical, maybe even preferable, if not necessarily a top-priority reform. The NFL can frame …Upvote Share TweetIt was refreshing, to say the least, to see an NFL player rip a former teammate without hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. But now that Brown left tackle Joe Thomas has said what he said about Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis and Hillis has respond…Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Police Department released a video of officers talking to Jovan Belcher just hours before he killed the mother of his 3-month-old daughter and then killed himself. The video was taken from the dashboard camera of a police car at about 3 …Upvote Share Tweet
Saturday morning one-linersThe Bills are hoping for some snow during their December home games. Jets S LaRon Landry bristled when asked whether his brother, Jags S Dawan Landry, ever won any of their fights while growing up; “You really going to ask me that question?” LaRon saiUpvote Share Tweet
Rex doesn’t want to keep 3 QBs up, but he mightLike most coaches, Jets boss Rex Ryan doesn’t want to keep three quarterbacks active if he doesn’t have to. But he said he’d consider it this week, with Tim Tebow questionable with sore ribs and Greg McElroy apparently the next choice if they have tUpvote Share TweetRedskins linebacker London Fletcher’s getting used to being listed as questionable with an ankle injury, and he’s already used to pushing through, as he prepares to play his 237th straight game. What he’s having a harder time with is getting used toUpvote Share TweetJason Babin’s first game with the Jaguars earned him a substantial fine. Babin, the defensive end who was waived by the Eagles and claimed by the Jaguars, picked up a roughing the passer penalty in his first game with the Jaguars for a hit on Bills quarUpvote Share TweetTiki Barber, one of the Giants' great players, inhabits a kind of purgatory among the team's fans. Is it time to welcome him back into the fold?Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys Will Play SundayDec 8Bob Holtzman reports from Cincinnati, where the Cowboys plan to play the Bengals Sunday, following the death of teammate Jerry Brown.
Tom Brady The Family ManDec 8Tom Brady sits down with Mike Tirico prior to the Patriots' Monday Night Football game with the Texans.
Josh Brent Arrested On Charge Of Intoxication ManslaughterDec 8ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon reacts to Josh Brent's arrest on a charge of intoxication manslaughter stemming from the death of Jerry Brown.
Josh Brent Arrested After Fatal CrashDec 8Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested for intoxication manslaughter after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.
NFL: Onus on league to deal with guns, drunken driving, domestic issuesDec 8After another tragic Saturday, the NFL must rethink how it's addressing some of the less discussed issues affecting its brand, Jeffri Chadiha writes.