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Logan Mankins, Chandler Jones out for Patriots

Logan Mankins, Chandler Jones out for Patriots

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 30, 2012
It will be another week without guard Logan Mankins and defensive end Chandler Jones for the Patriots. Both players were ruled out, along with tight end Rob Gronkowski, on the team’s Friday injury report. There’s not much surprise in either case. Mank
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  • Peter King: RGIII's smarts, skills leave opposing defenses scra…

    Peter King: RGIII's smarts, skills leave opposing defenses scrambling

    CNNSI.com Nov 30, 2012
    Robert Griffin III has dominated the thoughts of the Giants defense heading into a Week 13 duel with the Redskins. Peter King breaks down what makes the rookie so dangerous.
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  • AFC East Week 13 injury analysis

    AFC East Week 13 injury analysis

    ESPN.com Nov 30, 2012
    The final injury reports are out for Week 13 in the AFC East. Let’s take a look at who is expected to play and sit this weekend. New England Patriots (8-3) at Miami Dolphins (5-6), Sunday at 1 p.m. ET Patriots: The Patriots have masterfully overcome inj
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  • Brian Cushing ambivalent about future of cut blocks

    Brian Cushing ambivalent about future of cut blocks

    profootballtalk.com Nov 30, 2012
    Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has a fine line to walk when discussing cut blocking. Sure, his season ended when his ACL was torn on an illegal block by Jets guard Matt Slauson. But he also plays for a team which uses legal cut blocks as an integral pa…
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  • Resting Tim Tebow the right thing to do

    Resting Tim Tebow the right thing to do

    The New York Jets plan to sit backup quarterback Tim Tebow (ribs) for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports. Following last week's injury fiasco on Thanksgiving, this is clearly the right thing to do. Tebow first complain
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  • Week 13 Sunday Picks: Ravens poised to complete season sweep of…

    Week 13 Sunday Picks: Ravens poised to complete season sweep of the Steelers

    yahoo.com Nov 30, 2012
    Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey spent two seasons (2004-05) as head coach of the Bills and will need to solve the riddle at the quarterback position to avoid a similar short stay in Jacksonville. Chad Henne has ste…
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  • Source: Bills, Byrd open contract talks

    Source: Bills, Byrd open contract talks

    ESPN.com Nov 30, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills (4-7) were essentially knocked out of the playoff race after last week's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But that hasn't stopped the Bills from thinking about their long-term future. According to a league source, Buffalo has begun prel…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 30, 2012
    Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson says it has been a frustrating season. The Dolphins credit a spirited practice last week with getting the running game going. Patriots DT Vince Wilfork said that the team plans to keep getting better as the year unfolds. Said J…
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  • Antonio Smith gets a Christmas bonus from league

    Antonio Smith gets a Christmas bonus from league

    profootballtalk.com Nov 30, 2012
    Texans defensive end Antonio Smith pleaded self-defense, when the league fined him $21,000 for kicking Dolphins guard Richie Incognito in the opener. While he wasn’t completely vindicated, he did get a bit of a break, as the league reduced his fine to $
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 13 Predictions 04:08

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 13 Predictions

    Nov 30
    NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 13's key matchups.
  • Video - Three Keys For The Jets 02:17

    Three Keys For The Jets

    Nov 30
    Rich Cimini with his three keys for the Jets Sunday versus the Rams and a prediction.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills 01:45

    'Playbook': Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills

    Nov 30
    Can Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne continue his air assault against the Buffalo Bills improving defense? The "Playbook" guys break down this matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets 01:11

    'Playbook': Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets

    Nov 30
    Which defense will shine bright in Sunday's matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets? "Playbook" debates.

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    Nov 30
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    Nov 30
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