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Ben Roethlisberger, London Fletcher headline Week 14”²s initial practice participation reportsUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share Tweet
Our initial spin around the Week 14 NFL injury and practice participation reports begins with the final reports for Thursday night's game between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. The Raiders have ruled out defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who wi…
James Harrison says KC tragedy not a gun problemUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetSteelers linebacker James Harrison has never been afraid to take an unpopular stand. But the avid gun collector said Wednesday that the fault for last weekend’s murder-suicide in Kansas City was with Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and not the gun he usSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetBrowns offensive tackle Joe Thomas once blocked and did all he could to protect Peyton Hillis from harm.Share TweetSteelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on track to start Sunday against the Chargers after participating in his first full practice since injuring his rib and shoulder on Nov. 12. Another good sign is the positive vibes given by Roethlisberger and c…Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs hopes a torn right biceps won't keep him out of Sunday's game against Washington. He says his status won't be determined for sure until late in the week.Share TweetRavens linebacker Ray Lewis returned to the practice field Wednesday, even though he’s not eligible to play this week. And he apparently doesn’t want to say much more until he is, which would be in Week 15. “I’m making progress and will practice s
Banner mum, media isn’t on lingering Lombardi-to-Cleveland rumorsUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetWith new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner still expected to clean out the front office and the coaching staff, rumors persist that Banner could choose to replace G.M. Tom Heckert with former NFL executive Mike Lombardi. According to Tony Gro…Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetA defensive tackle is being mentioned as a candidate for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, and it's not the Ravens' Haloti Ngata. The Bengals' Geno Atkins has been pegged as a dark horse for that award by our friends at Pro Football Focus. Mor…Share TweetIt's Wednesday and you should know the drill by now. The AFC North weekly chat kicks off at 2 p.m. today. Take a late lunch so you can talk about what is again shaping up to be the best division in football. You just need to click on these words right h…Share TweetBengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap and Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham were named AFC players of the week. Dunlap is the second Bengal this season to win AFC defensive player of the week, joining defensive end Michael Johnson. He sacked Chargers quarterb…Share TweetWhile other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe baffling Bengals are at it again. Just when you think you know where Cincinnati is headed, this team makes an unexpected U-turn. In 2010, the Bengals went from being the defending AFC North champions to winners of four games. In 2011, when the Benga…Share TweetIf you watched the tense handshake exchange between the Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Ravens' John Harbaugh, you know they didn't say much. But both coaches said basically the same thing when asked about the awkward moment: There are no hard feelings. T…
Wake-up: Ike Taylor to miss two gamesUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetThere's a chance that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will practice today, just a little over seven weeks removed from tearing his triceps. We'll find out if that happens this afternoon. That leads us into our wake-up call, which has some injury news: RAVEN…
NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For BoostDec 5Episode 231: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact on Ray Lewis' return to the Ravens defense. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down why Eli Manning is set to be in the Hall of Fame. The NFL32 crew discuss which team in the NFC will make the playoffs
Down go the Baltimore Ravens?Dec 5The Baltimore Ravens have the fourth toughest remaining schedule, so will they falter down the stretch? Michael Lombardi and Heath Evans discuss why Joe Flacco will need to step up as a leader.
Inside the Huddle: Megatrend, RBs, QBs & KickersDec 5John Clayton takes you inside the huddle to see Megatron Johnson, Green-Ellis, the Class of 2012 rookie QBs and some trouble in the kicking game.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-PITDec 5Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chargers-Steelers