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A year ago, the Packers and Jermichael Finley were posturing for a tussle regarding whether the looming decision to use the franchise tag would result in compensation paid to a tight end or a receiver. Now, the team is making plans for a divorce. Bob M…Share TweetRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had to be kept from returning to the field after suffering a knee injury on Sunday against the Ravens. He now has to be kept from playing on Sunday against the Browns. Griffin has posted on Twitter that the decis…Share TweetThe season of Vikings receiver Percy Harvin ended last month, due to an ankle injury suffered against the Seahawks. The Vikings kept him on the roster for several weeks, but recently put him on injured reserve. Harvin said Saturday on Twitter that he’llShare TweetAs expected, 49ers receiver Mario Manningham will miss Sunday night’s game against the Patriots, with a shoulder injury. The absence of Manningham means that veteran Randy Moss will continue to see increased opportunities, just in time for his return toShare TweetThe Chiefs put wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on injured reserve Saturday night, ending his season and potentially his up-and-down career in Kansas City.Share TweetSunday night’s game in New England will begin on an appropriately somber note, with recognition of the 26 people who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. The Patriots will be wearing black-ribbon logos on theirShare TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Braylon Edwards will be back on the field for the New York Jets on Monday night.Share TweetIn the midst of other issues, Roger Goodell revealed last week at a league meeting that the owners “teed up” discussion about expanding the playoffs from the current 12 teams to either 14 or 16.Share TweetThe New Orleans Saints have placed safety Malcolm Jenkins and offensive lineman Charles Brown on injured reserve, ending their seasons.Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) -- Friends, family, teammates and members of the community filled a church to say goodbye to former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown Jr.Share Tweet
Minnesota Vikings' Chris Kluwe spends $5K to renew debate about specialists in the Pro Football Hall of FameChris Kluwe spent $5,250 to air his views about Ray Guy and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s the amount the NFL’s fashion police fined him for tacking a “Vote Ray Guy” above the 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame patch every player in the league worShare Tweet
If NY Giants can recapture last season's magic and win down the stretch, it won't matter how Washington Redskins and Dallas CowbIf the Giants can beat the Falcons, then win in Baltimore next week and finish up at home, ending the Andy Reid era with another Eagles loss, then it doesn’t matter what Washington and Dallas do the next three weeks.Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens did not activate Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis by Saturday's 4 p.m. ET league-mandated deadline, which means he will not be eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.Share Tweet
Rodgers: Packers injuries have made season a mental grindPackers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said this is “probably the most rewarding season” he’s had. That doesn’t mean it’s been easy. In addition to the league-high 42 sacks that have put his own health in peril, injuries across the board have made thShare Tweet
A Week After Court Filings Revealed Candace Williams's Claim That Terrell Suggs Punched Her And Dragged Her Alongside A Car, Thedeadspin.com Dec 15, 2012One week to the day. On Dec. 7, The Baltimore Sun obtained court documents filed by Candace Williams alleging that Terrell Suggs had "punched her in the neck and drove a car containing their two children at a 'high rate of speed' while she was bein…Share TweetESPN.com Dec 15, 2012Dallas Cowboys officials expect wide receiver Dez Bryant to play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite a fractured left index finger, according to a source.Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson isn’t shy about his ambitions this season: He’s openly talking about breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record, and he’s expressing his intention to be the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Peterson toShare Tweet
The FALL guy: If ESPN cans Rob Parker for his absurd comments on Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, he shouldn't be onlyThe line forming to rip Rob Parker extends around the block. DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA boss is on it, saying the ESPN Gasbag needs to be held accountable for what he says.Share Tweetnytimes.com Dec 15, 2012Even with Roddy White (knee) being a game-time decision, the Falcons have top pass-catchers in Julio Jones and the ageless Tony Gonzalez, so the Giants' defensive backs will be challenged.Share TweetOn Sunday, every NFL game will be preceded by a moment of silence to recognize the events that occurred Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. The Giants, who aren’t playing at home this weekend, also will acknowledge the local tragedy by wearing the initialsShare TweetJets quarterback-of-all-trades Tim Tebow has missed the last three games with a rib injury. He could return on Monday night, presumably with a smattering of snaps and no actual impact. Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, coach Rex Ryan told th…Share TweetIn 2010, the Jets drafted fullback John Conner out of Kentucky. He became a darling of HBO’s Hard Knocks, a hard-hitting blocker about whom coach Rex Ryan routinely raved. Earlier this season, the Jets cleared Conner off the roster with an injury settShare Tweet
John Abraham likes his chances of reaching the Hall of FameFalcons defensive end John Abraham knows where he ranks on the NFL’s all-time career sack list, and he likes where his ranking puts him among the great pass rushers in NFL history. In fact, Abraham told Mike Garafolo of USA Today that he believes as heShare Tweet
Among About A Billion Candidates, Cleatus, The Dancing Animatronic NFL Today Robot, May Have Sent The Most Useless Tweet Yesterddeadspin.com Dec 15, 2012When the mascots of corporations send out painfully canned condolences-our thoughts and prayers, seriously, from this ridiculously stupid dancing robot-people always say, "Oh man, I pity the poor intern that had to write that B.S." I've got news for yShare TweetThe Cleveland Browns, already considering the possibility of reducing rookie running back Trent Richardson’s carries due to his production, may now have reason to limit his touches due to his health. Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft,Share TweetTerrell Suggs has on multiple occasions been accused of domestic violence by the mother of his children. Now Suggs and the woman have gotten married. Suggs wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday morning that he got married on Friday night. “Last night IShare Tweet
Dockett doesn’t know whether he has a future in ArizonaTwo Sundays ago, Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett reacted strongly to a plan to let the Jets score in order to have a chance to force a tie. While the team still hasn’t disclosed what Dockett did (we reported he spat in the face of teammate KShare Tweet
Nick Saban would face a serious perception problem in returning to the NFLyahoo.com Dec 15, 2012With the successes of San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh, Seattle's Pete Carroll, and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano, it would seem that there's been a shift in the perception that most college football coaches, no matter how well they've done at the NCAA level, wo…Share Tweet
Nation mourns for NewtownAs we try, unsuccessfully, to come to grips with the evil that unfolded at an elementary school with a sign that hauntingly declares “visitors welcome,” the reality slowly pieces together, in a fashion that deflates the heart and empties the soul. FroShare TweetThe Dolphins have launched a new smartphone app that allows fans to upgrade their seats while at the game. RB C.J. Spiller is among four Bills making a late push for a Pro Bowl berth. Jets CB Antonio Cromartie has done a nice job of replacing Darrelle R…Share TweetCoaches are constantly talking to other coaches, looking for something they can steal. So when 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman was coaching at Stanford, he made the trek to Reno to learn about the “pistol” formation from its master, Chris AultShare TweetYouth is to blame for some of the Eagles’ big problems, coach Andy Reid says. Asked about a blocked punt against the Bengals on Thursday night, Reid said that the problem was rookie receiver Marvin McNutt getting beaten by his man so badly that he was pShare Tweet
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will not start Sunday vs. Browns; Kirk Cousins gets nodDec 15Although he practiced all week, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Instead, backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will get his first career start.
Will Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson set rushing record?Dec 15With 3 games left, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson needs 506 yards to set the all-time rushing record, but can he do it? LaDainian Tomlinson joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss.
Can Packers D repeat Week 2 success against Cutler?Dec 15The Green Bay Packers' defense made life miserable for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in Week 2, but can they repeat that result in Week 15. Willie McGinest goes to the touchscreen to find the answer.
Which Cowboys team will show up Sunday?Dec 15The Dallas Cowboys have continued their annual Jekyll and Hyde performance in 2012. So, which Cowboys squad will show up against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.