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Amid rumors that Saints tight end Jimmy Graham could miss several games with a sprained ankle, a source with knowledge of the situation has a far rosier estimate for Graham. Per the source, Graham will miss none. That’s what we’re hearing as the SaintShare Tweet
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who is recovering from a calf injury, spent the traditional day off for players visiting with Erik Kuselias on Pro Football Talk. Among other things, Kuselias asked whether Polamalu would shave his head and sport that hai…Share TweetAs the Indianapolis Colts continue to churn the bottom of their roster, they’ve dropped the guy taken at the very bottom of the 2012 NFL draft. Yes, quarterback Chandler Harnish has been waived. Whether Mr. Irrelevant becomes relevant depends first on wShare TweetIt was a surprise, and yet it wasn’t, that new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced on Tuesday that team president Mike Holmgren will retire at the end of the year. Holmgren was hired to be the surrogate owner for Randy Lerner, who wanted nothing to do wShare TweetChargers coach Norv Turner met with the media Tuesday after watching film of the team’s total collapse in the second half of a 35-24 loss to the Broncos on Monday night. The Chargers led 24-0 at halftime and then watched the Broncos score all their poinShare TweetThe NFL has narrowed it to two candidates for Super Bowl L, and the runner-up will bid against Houston for the following year. The league announced that Miami and the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara would bid to host the 50th Super Bowl. There was an e…Share Tweet
Vilma’s latest court filing sheds more light on Kennedy’s roleFormer Vikings defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy was outed last week as the original bounty whistleblower, but he claims that he never was in.In documents filed in federal court on Monday, the lawyer representing Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spells out…Share Tweet
Schiano says Dallas Clark is frustratedThe Buccaneers have won two games and played well in others but one new arrival isn’t have a great time, yet. Veteran tight end Dallas Clark is frustrated, and coach Greg Schiano knows it. “I want to get Dallas [Clark] more involved, myself. But youShare TweetAll the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers -- that's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer.Share TweetBefore he became the worst general manager in this history of professional sports and a perfectly execrable football analyst, Matt Millen was actually a pretty decent NFL linebacker. Quite good, actually -- Millen was selected by the Oakland Raiders in …Share TweetAs expected, the Vikings will play one of their 2013 home games in London. They’ll be hosting the team to which they once lost a Super Bowl. A full 39 years after the Steelers beat the Vikings, 16-6, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, the two teams wilShare TweetThe Chicago Bears have released former first-round pick offensive linemen Chris Williams and re-signed cornerback Zack Bowman to a one-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.Share TweetRichard Sherman says he has no regrets over the strong comments and messages from his Twitter account following the Seattle Seahawks' victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday.Share Tweet
Bears WR Marshall found support from DitkaAs Brandon Marshall tried to get acclimated to his new team in Chicago, the receiver said Tuesday he found support from one of the Bears' legends, Mike Ditka.Share Tweet
Eric Decker's FiancÃ©e Wants Everyone To Know That Eric Decker Has A Big DickDuring last night's Broncos-Chargers game, Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker tripped on his own feet after catching a pass that should have led to an easy touchdown. As you can see below, it was embarrassing: More »Share TweetSteelers linebacker James Harrison has developed a reputation through the years for giving concussions to opposing players, but Harrison also says he has had plenty of them himself. Harrison told reporters today that he’s had at least a dozen concussionShare Tweet
Russell Wilson: My height isn’t a factorWhile there have been plenty of good things said about him since he was drafted by the Seahawks in April, there’s been a consistent chatter about Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson’s ability to succeed without having the ideal height for an NFShare TweetPHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb has rib cartilage damage and will be sidelined, in the team's words, "an unspecified period of time."Share TweetAs Peter King said over the weekend, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will be back at practice this week, after suffering a partially-torn Achilles tendon during the offseason. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, however, Suggs will be practi…Share TweetThe Patriots announced they’d wear their throwback uniforms Sunday against the Jets, taking them back to a less-stylized, more patriotic time. With red jerseys and helmets with “Pat Patriot” on the side, they’re going back to the ‘80s for a weekShare TweetWhen the Patriots last saw Tim Tebow, they harassed him into a miserable performance during a 45-10 playoff victory over the Broncos. Tebow’s a Jet now, you might have already heard something about that, and memories of that 9-of-26 performance haven’Share TweetWhile the Giants were in San Francisco to face the 49ers, burglars broke into the team's parking lot back in East Rutherford, N.J. where the players' cars were parked. The burglars broke into multiple vehicles and stole one. More »Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel, who sat out last week's game at Tampa Bay with a concussion, has been cleared for non-contact practice and could play in the Chiefs' next game on Oct. 28 against Oakland.Share Tweet
Yep, A Saints Fan Filed A Class-Action Lawsuit Against Roger Goodell And The NFL Over BountygateSurely it was just a matter of time. When it turned out that months of whiny baby complaining and conspiracy claims weren't going to change anything, a lawsuit became the only rational weapon left in Saints' fans arsenals. (Rational being a relative ter…Share Tweet
MRIs show no serious damage for Morris Claiborne, Mike JenkinsLardarius Webb wasn’t the only cornerback to pick up an injury during Sunday’s Ravens-Cowboys game. It looks like the Ravens corner is the only one who will miss any significant time, though. Cowboys cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Mike Jenkins bothShare TweetThe four players who were suspended as a result of the league’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty program have always said they want to see all the evidence. Now a judge has said he wants to see the evidence, too. Magistrate Daniel Knowles has tolShare Tweet
Outside the Game: Jags cornerback Aaron Ross has learned a lot from his Olympic wifeAfter five years in the Big Apple, and two Super Bowl wins with the New York Giants, cornerback Aaron Ross has moved on to Jacksonville. It's now there that he lives with his wife, fellow athlete and sometime competitor, Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-…Share TweetNew Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says that in order for coach Pat Shurmur and his staff to keep their jobs, they’ll have to show that they have the team on an upward trajectory. Asked at his introductory press conference what he wants to see from the coachShare TweetCNNSI.com Oct 16, 2012The Ravens are down two of their best defensive players. But this isn't your father's team. With a shift toward offense already in place, all's not lost in Baltimore, Don Banks writes.Share TweetPittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced that rookie defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu has been suspended for two weeks without pay, the first wave of punishment the fourth-round pick from the University of Washington will receive after leadin…Share TweetEagles coach Andy Reid hinted on Tuesday that firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo wasn’t the last move he’ll make during the team’s bye week. “I’m going through and evaluating our football team, both coaches and players,” Reid said. “Share Tweet
NFL puts lipstick on pig, adopts window for legal tamperingIn addition to unanimously approving Jimmy Haslam as the new owner of the Cleveland Browns, NFL owners also approved a measure to create a three-day window prior to free agency to legally tamper with pending free agents. As they say where I’m from, blesShare Tweet
Rudi Johnson's Auctioning Off A Bunch Of His Shit And It's All Really CheapFormer NFL running back Rudi Johnson, who was once on an episode of MTV Cribs (playing third-string behind Bow Wow and Don Omar), is auctioning off many of his possessions, and he's passing the savings on to youuuu! More »Share Tweet
Stabbing outside 49ers game started with taunting a Cowboys fanPolice say they have arrested two people in connection with the stabbing on Sunday outside Candlestick Park before the Giants-49ers game, and they say it began with taunting a fan who was wearing a Cowboys jersey. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andra…Share TweetThe firing of Juan Castillo as the Eagles defensive coordinator has generated a lot of response from around the football world. Former Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel is one of those weighing in. Samuel was traded to the Falcons this offseason with repo…Share Tweet
Mike Wallace says he’s playing for Super Bowl and not a new contractWide receiver Mike Wallace didn’t get the deal that he wanted from the Steelers this offseason and the potential free agent is still looking for a long-term deal with the team. Wallace admitted that his contract situation is on his mind as he plays thisShare TweetDallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said based on what he saw from his team in a 31-29 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, he believes he has a team that can compete for a championship this season.Share TweetOn Monday, Eagles coach Andy Reid offered tepid support for quarterback Mike Vick and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. On Tuesday, Reid fired Castillo. Undoubtedly, Mike Vick is next. Though it may not (but still could be) a bye-week benching, Reid…Share TweetBefore the Cowboys bungled clock management before missing what would have been a game-winning field goal, they had a chance to tie the game on a two-point conversion. Tony Romo delivered a pass right to Dez Bryant, but Bryant couldn’t catch it and theShare TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson said after Sunday’s loss that Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall slapped him in the face following a tackle early in the game. Hall was asked about Peterson’s allegation during a Monday conference call and he had aShare TweetThe Detroit Lions, in an effort to regain discipline after an offseason marred by arrests, might have lost their swagger on the field, helping to explain their slow start, receiver Nate Burleson said Monday.Share TweetHow well does the Bills’ record reflect the team? The Dolphins hope to rejuvenate their running game during the bye week. Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn’t happy with his defense on a long Seahawks touchdown pass. The Jets get high marks across theShare TweetThe Buccaneers have given less leash to players with character questions under first-year coach Greg Schiano. But he said Monday that cornerback Aqib Talib would be welcomed back after his latest misstep, and he sounded like a used car salesman when he …Share TweetHow do you blow a 24-0 halftime lead? Account for six turnovers, as Philip Rivers did last night in guiding the Chargers to a 35-24 final score, and you might just do it. To say it was laughable is an understatement, though most of us were, indeed, laug…Share Tweet
Ray Anderson likely is safeIn the wake of the replacement official debacle, league insiders were buzzing about the possibility that NFL V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson will be fired. Of course, folks with first-tier NFL jobs rarely are ever fired in the traditional sense…Share Tweet
View From San Diego After Epic Collapsenytimes.com Oct 16, 2012The comeback by Peyton Manning and the Broncos was one part of the story on Monday night. In San Diego, they won't soon forget the blowing of a 24-0 halftime lead.Share Tweet
Want to find the root of the Chargers’ recent troubles? Start at the topMany will blame head coach Norv Turner for the San Diego Chargers' Monday night collapse against the Denver Broncos, and that's fair enough. Some will blame quarterback Philip Rivers, and that's more than fair. When you throw four interceptions and give…Share TweetThrough a string of recent comeback attempts that didn’t pay off, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning kept talking about working through the adversity. The work paid off Monday, as the Broncos took advantage of a hailstorm of turnovers by the Chargers toShare TweetWith the Cowboys taking heat for the way they handled the end of their loss to the Ravens, head coach Jason Garrett is accepting the blame. “It starts with me,” Garrett said. The Cowboys trailed by two points with 26 seconds left and had the ball at tShare Tweet
In an otherwise magnificent game, Peyton Manning’s tackle attempt was hystericalLook, we know that quarterbacks are made of fine china and tissue paper and they're not supposed to tackle anything tougher than a plate of grilled chicken. But even by the absurdly low standards we set for them, Peyton Manning's performance above in tr…Share TweetPeyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Denver Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to stun the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.Share Tweet
The Chargers Pee Their Pants (Again)grantland.com Oct 16, 2012When I was in first grade, there was a kid named Thomas who couldn't go more than a couple weeks without peeing his pants. Every day he'd come to scho...Share Tweet
The NFL's Political Adgrantland.com Oct 16, 2012Did you catch that new political ad? A concerned mom — a woman who worries about her son in these uncertain times — asks a question. A goo...Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Manning Making MagicOct 16Episode 206: Wendi Nix and Antonio Pierce discuss Peyton Manning's comeback win over the Chargers. Adam Schefter breaks down what's next for Ray Lewis. The NFL32 crew discuss the problems plaguing the Cowboys.
NFL Live OT: Replacing Starting QB'sOct 16How do teams decide when it's the right time to replace the starting QB with the backup?
Top 10 Peyton Manning comebacksOct 16Which of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's comebacks is the best? Find out if Monday night's miracle in San Diego even cracked the top five.
Buy or sell -- RG3 will outplay Eli ManningOct 16Will Washington Redskins QB RG3 outplay New York Giants QB Eli Manning this week? Is Philip Rivers a reliable NFL quarterback? Heath Evans and Darren Sharper discuss those and other topics.