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Jets’ flirtation with Schaub may not have changed much

Jets’ flirtation with Schaub may not have changed much

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 6, 2012
As the Texans prepare to visit the Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, the ESPN hype machine has gone into hyperdrive. And with the Tim Tebow teat milked drier than a Bible belt ‘burgh at noon on Sunday, Bristol needed to go in a different direction
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  • Ben Tate practices Saturday, is questionable for Monday night

    Ben Tate practices Saturday, is questionable for Monday night

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    As the Texans prepare to attempt to extend their record to 5-0, they may have running back Ben Tate on Monday night in New York. Then again, they may not. Tate is officially questionable for the game with a toe injury, and he practiced on Saturday. “I e
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  • Detroit expects to get Louis Delmas back after the bye

    Detroit expects to get Louis Delmas back after the bye

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    The Lions continue to struggle on defense, with no interceptions through four games.  When they return from their annual week off, there’s reason for optimism. Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice before the mandatory bye-week break.  Per a league
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  • Browns at Giants: Matchup to Watch

    Browns at Giants: Matchup to Watch

    nytimes.com Oct 6, 2012
    This game could be an especially ripe opportunity for Eli Manning. Cleveland's defense is yielding an average of 286 passing yards a game
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  • Browns' Massaquoi, Benjamin out vs. Giants

    Browns' Massaquoi, Benjamin out vs. Giants

    Browns wide receivers Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin will miss Cleveland's game Sunday against the New York Giants because of hamstring injuries.
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  • Larry Johnson: People will judge me, but I didn’t do it

    Larry Johnson: People will judge me, but I didn’t do it

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    After his arrest on Friday in Las Vegas, former All-Pro running back Larry Johnson has now been arrested five different times after allegations of violence toward women. But Johnson insists the latest allegation against him is bogus. “I know people will
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  • Champ Bailey: This year, Broncos know we can beat the Patriots

    Champ Bailey: This year, Broncos know we can beat the Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Last year, the Broncos and Patriots played twice, and neither game was close: New England won 41-23 in the regular season and 45-10 in the playoffs. This year, the Broncos are preparing to play the Patriots on Sunday, and they think things will be diffe…
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  • DE Neal rejoins Packers after 4-game suspension

    DE Neal rejoins Packers after 4-game suspension

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have activated defensive end Mike Neal, who was suspended for the first four weeks of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
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  • Beer Of The Week: Blue Buck, In Time For Canadian Thanksgiving

    Beer Of The Week: Blue Buck, In Time For Canadian Thanksgiving

    deadspin.com Oct 6, 2012
    Monday marks a holiday that in Canada is known as Thanksgiving. Any American will recognize the basic outlines of the day: Get together with friends and family and eat until you can compare stretchmarks and then succumb to naps. That doesn't mean it's t…
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  • Source: Jets expect to be without Keller, Hill

    Source: Jets expect to be without Keller, Hill

    The Jets expect Dustin Keller, Stephen Hill, John Conner and Sione Pouha to miss Monday night's game, according to a source.
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  • It appears that Michael Vick is a dog owner again

    It appears that Michael Vick is a dog owner again

    yahoo.com Oct 6, 2012
    Public figures, especially public figures who have been involved in self-starting public relations nightmares throughout their careers, should keep one thought above all: Be very careful when it comes to posting on social media. Philadelphia Eagles quar…
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  • Peyton Manning Will Buy A Stake In The Memphis Grizzlies

    Peyton Manning Will Buy A Stake In The Memphis Grizzlies

    deadspin.com Oct 6, 2012
    Like LeBron James with his stake in Liverpool, Peyton Manning has decided merely being at (or near) the top of one sport is not enough: he'd also like to own part of a team in another. Chris Vernon had the scoop on Thursday, and as he noted then, Peyton…
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  • Alex Smith to throw out the first pitch for Giants tonight

    Alex Smith to throw out the first pitch for Giants tonight

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Presumably, he’ll be wearing his Giants hat. After showing his support in a possibly expensive way, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will throw out the first pitch tonight when the San Francisco Giants open the playoffs tonight against the Cincinnati Reds,
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  • Three Niners avoid fines from Jets game

    Three Niners avoid fines from Jets game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Every Friday (or thereabouts), a stream of reports emerges regarding the fines imposed on players who did things during games they shouldn’t have done.  Rarely is it mentioned when players don’t get fined. A trio of 49ers won’t be able to surrender
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  • Whisenhunt: Cards need rest more than remedial work

    Whisenhunt: Cards need rest more than remedial work

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    There’s nothing Ken Whisenhunt would rather be doing that having his guys in pads working this weekend. But the Cardinals coach also thinking about the long haul, which is why he’s giving them some down time. After a sloppy showing in their first loss
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  • Cribbs says Jerome Harrison is dealing with seizures

    Cribbs says Jerome Harrison is dealing with seizures

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Last year, an effort to trade running back Jerome Harrison from Detroit to Philadelphia resulted in the discovery of a brain tumor, during the physical administered by the Eagles.  Browns receiver Josh Cribbs, a one-time teammate of Harrison’s in Cleve
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  • Ingram not solely to blame for Saints running woes

    Ingram not solely to blame for Saints running woes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    This was not what the Saints were expecting when they traded a future first-round pick to get running back Mark Ingram. Then again, this wasn’t what Ingram was expecting either. The Saints haven’t found much of a role for Ingram, who has rushed 32 tim
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  • Michael Griffin admits defense is in a Catch-22

    Michael Griffin admits defense is in a Catch-22

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    As much trouble as Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray had explaining what he really meant by his “bring the Gator truck” comments, his players are having a hard time putting his words into play. Titans safety Michael Griffin agrees with the gener
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  • Chiefs threatening all-time NFL turnover records

    Chiefs threatening all-time NFL turnover records

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    The Chiefs haven’t just been bad in the turnover department this season. They’ve been historically bad. With 15 turnovers so far this season - eight lost fumbles and seven interceptions - Kansas City is on pace to turn the ball over 60 times. That
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  • Injury cost Barry Church a chance at a new contract

    Injury cost Barry Church a chance at a new contract

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Injured Cowboys safety Barry Church’s pain isn’t only from his torn Achilles. He also missed an opportunity at more financial security in the process. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys offered Church a new contract prior to hi
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  • Now a Cowboy, Brian Moorman honoring commitments in Buffalo

    Now a Cowboy, Brian Moorman honoring commitments in Buffalo

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    After 12 years in the NFL, all punting for the Bills, Brian Moorman was abruptly cut last week. A day later he signed with the Cowboys, but he’s not turning his back on Buffalo. With the Cowboys off this week, Moorman traveled back in Buffalo on Friday
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  • Looking for lives outside football, Jerry Rice and Barry Sander…

    Looking for lives outside football, Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders were brought back to the game by their sons

    yahoo.com Oct 6, 2012
    Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders did as much to define the modern game of football as anyone, but neither man wanted to be defined by the game after leaving it. For Sanders, the great Detroit Lions running back who retired after the 1998 NFL season with 15,…
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  • Report: Larry Johnson Assaulted Another Lady And Told A Securit…

    Report: Larry Johnson Assaulted Another Lady And Told A Security Guard He'd Rip His Vocal Cords Out

    deadspin.com Oct 6, 2012
    Larry Johnson now has five arrests on his record for varying degrees of assault against women-that's three more arrests for assaulting women than Johnson had 1000-yard rushing seasons as a player. This time the details are especially gory. Per TMZ: More
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  • Norv won’t say who starting RB is, Mathews OK with that

    Norv won’t say who starting RB is, Mathews OK with that

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Ryan Mathews isn’t “somebody else’s fumbler” yet, but he may not be the Chargers’ starting running back, either. Such that the distinction matters, Chargers coach Norv Turner isn’t saying whether Jackie Battle or Mathews will start Sunday nigh
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  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys are not dismayed by a 2-2 start

    Jerry Jones: Cowboys are not dismayed by a 2-2 start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    After an ugly loss to the Bears on Monday night dropped the Cowboys to 2-2, owner Jerry Jones is trying to stay upbeat. Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan that while he isn’t exactly thrilled with the way the team has played since the impressive Week On
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  • Shanahan didn’t know what he was getting in Alfred Morris

    Shanahan didn’t know what he was getting in Alfred Morris

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Sure, Robert Griffin III has become the most talked-about rookie in the NFL.  But the Redskins have gotten a major contribution from a guy with a far more modest draft pedigree. In round six, coach Mike Shanahan and G.M. Bruce Allen drafted running back…
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  • Arians will read email from Pagano to Colts on Saturday

    Arians will read email from Pagano to Colts on Saturday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    As the Colts prepare to take the field on Sunday without head coach Chuck Pagano to lead them, they’ll hear from Pagano, indirectly. According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Pagano has sent an email to the team. Interim head coach Bruce Aria
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  • Andre Brown’s playing time limited by his pass protection

    Andre Brown’s playing time limited by his pass protection

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Giants running back Andre Brown ran the ball very well when Ahmad Bradshaw got hurt early this season, but when Bradshaw was healthy enough to play again on Sunday, Brown went back to the bench. The Giants say that’s a reflection on Brown’s blocking.
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  • USA Today Just Couldn't Wait To Troll Braves Fans And Everyone …

    USA Today Just Couldn't Wait To Troll Braves Fans And Everyone Else About That Call Last Night

    deadspin.com Oct 6, 2012
    Like the call that handed the Seahawks the win over the Packers two Mondays ago, the ruling in the Braves-Cardinals death match was complex enough to trip up the layman. The call on Golden Tate's "touchdown" could, if you squinted, have been j…
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Lease negotiations between the Bills, Erie County, and the State of New York are currently occurring behind closed doors, with the parties agreeing not to talk about the talks. Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine says “[t]here’s nothing worse” t
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  • Video - Monday Night Football Preview 01:17

    Monday Night Football Preview

    Oct 6
    Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview Monday Night Football matchup between the Texans and the Jets at 8:30 p.m. ET.