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Report: Suggs required to surrender firearms

Report: Suggs required to surrender firearms

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs had to surrender several firearms stemming from a domestic case involving his girlfriend, Suggs' attorney told the Baltimore Sun on Thursday.
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  • Hillis: Browns' Thomas like 'crazy ex-girlfriend'

    Hillis: Browns' Thomas like 'crazy ex-girlfriend'

    Peyton Hillis lashed back at former teammate Joe Thomas on Thursday, comparing the Browns' offensive tackle to a "crazy ex-girlfriend" after he made disparaging comments about the Kansas City Chiefs running back.
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  • Report:  Issue of control could determine Heckert’s fate

    Report: Issue of control could determine Heckert’s fate

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    With rumors swirling that new Browns CEO Joe Banner plans to fire G.M. Tom Heckert and replace him with Mike Lombardi, a new report suggests that Heckert’s future hinges on one thing. Control. According to Patrick McManamon of FOXSportsOhio.com, Heckert
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  • Roethlisberger will wear special padding to protect rib

    Roethlisberger will wear special padding to protect rib

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    When Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returns to action on Sunday, nearly a month after injuring his shoulder and suffering a dislocated rib, he’ll be carrying some extra baggage. Per the Associated Press, Roethlisberger will wear a “custom fit
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  • Cowboys may face Bengals’ Geno Atkins with a starting guard out

    Cowboys may face Bengals’ Geno Atkins with a starting guard out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Cowboys’ offensive line will have a tough task protecting quarterback Tony Romo from Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins on Sunday. And that task will get even tougher if they’re down a starting guard. But with starting guard Nate Livings out of
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Emmanuel Sanders

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Emmanuel Sanders

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Steelers are getting Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback on Sunday and we’ve got one of the guys he’ll be throwing to on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network on Thursday. Erik Kuselias will talk to Sanders about the return of Big Ben to the
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  • It's official: Roethlisberger will start vs. Chargers

    It's official: Roethlisberger will start vs. Chargers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
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  • Ravens’ Paul Kruger will appeal fine for pulling his jersey up …

    Ravens’ Paul Kruger will appeal fine for pulling his jersey up too high

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger frequently wears his jersey tight and pulled up high, presumably because it makes it harder for opposing offensive linemen to grab it. But now that habit has proved costly for Kruger. The NFL has fined Kruger $5,000 for vio…
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  • History Suggests Sanchez May Be Better Off Elsewhere

    History Suggests Sanchez May Be Better Off Elsewhere

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Kerry Collins and Trent Dilfer were high picks who had better playing days for teams that did not draft them.
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  • Ravens lineman shaves head to honor Pagano

    Ravens lineman shaves head to honor Pagano

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    It’s a testament to Colts coach Chuck Pagano, that not only cheerleaders are willing to shave their heads in a show of support for him, but players on other teams as well. Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones has shaved his head and all his facial hair
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The lack of carries for Ray Rice has been a season-long problem for Baltimore. It shows up in the production. The Ravens currently have the 23rd-ranked ground game in the league, which is not typical for Baltimore. The Ravens' rushing attack has ranked …
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  • Bengals sign PK Brown with Nugent ailing

    Bengals sign PK Brown with Nugent ailing

    The Bengals have signed kicker Josh Brown to fill in for the injured Mike Nugent, who hurt his right calf and didn't practice Wednesday.
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  • Schefter: Chances of Big Ben playing

    Schefter: Chances of Big Ben playing

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter says it looks like Ben Roethlisberger will be healthy enough to start Sunday against the Chargers.
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  • Is Hue Jackson interested in Volunteers?

    Is Hue Jackson interested in Volunteers?

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Hue Jackson, an assistant coach for special teams and defensive backs for the Bengals, is reportedly interested in the University of Tennessee coaching job, AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky posted on Twitter. Jackson would make a good coach on the colleg…
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  • Peter King: NFL Week 14 Picks

    Peter King: NFL Week 14 Picks

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    If the Pats get the AFC's No. 2 seed, they'll have earned it, thanks to a brutal two-game stretch that starts now. Can they slow the Texans' playmakers? Peter King picks Week 14.
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  • It's 'Hunger Games' for Bengals line

    It's 'Hunger Games' for Bengals line

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The way the Bengals' defensive line has been sacking quarterbacks, you're waiting for some comparison to the Fearsome Foursome or another memorable defense from the past. You probably weren't expecting a reference to a young adult novel about a fight to…
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  • Bengals sign Josh Brown

    Bengals sign Josh Brown

    The Bengals took a look at three kickers Thursday while Mike Nugent recovers from a calf injury and they chose one of them to serve as a replacement until Nugent is ready to get back to work. The team announced that Josh Brown beat out Billy Cundiff and…
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  • Elusive three-game win streak for Browns

    Elusive three-game win streak for Browns

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Browns are looking for more than a win over their former coach (Romeo Crennel) and quarterback (Brady Quinn) Sunday against the Chiefs (2-10). It would also mark Cleveland's first three-game win streak since the Browns won their final four games at …
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  • Usama Young back at practice for Browns

    Usama Young back at practice for Browns

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Cleveland Browns safety Usama Young was back at practice Wednesday after missing last Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders with a concussion. Young suffered the concussion two weeks ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers and wasn’t cleared in time t
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  • Adam Jones has “double chip” on shoulder for Cowboys game

    Adam Jones has “double chip” on shoulder for Cowboys game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Cincinnati Bengals play host to the Dallas Cowboys this weekend in a match up that could determine the playoff fate for both teams. But to Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, there’s even a little bit more on the line as well. Jones gets to play against
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive 02:45

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive

    Dec 6
    Episode 232: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cowboys chances to make the playoffs. John Clayton breaks down the impact of Brian Urlacher's injury on the Bears defense. The NFL32 discuss the return of Ben Roethlisberger.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:36

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 6
    Cold Hard Facts looks at the Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs. Ravens and Giants vs. Saints.
  • Video - Ben Roethlisberger To Start Sunday 01:38

    Ben Roethlisberger To Start Sunday

    Dec 6
    Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards react to the news that Ben Roethlisberger will start Sunday against the Chargers.
  • Video - Clark talks Big Ben's impact 04:15

    Clark talks Big Ben's impact

    Dec 6
    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark phones in on "Around the League" to talk quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's return as well as the team's crucial victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

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    Dec 6
    No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.