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Browns’ Tank Carder apologizes for using homophobic slur

Browns’ Tank Carder apologizes for using homophobic slur

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 26, 2012
Browns linebacker Tank Carder has issued an apology after he used an anti-gay slur on Twitter. It started on Wednesday when Carder, a rookie who has played in 10 games this season, came across a comment he didn’t like on Twitter and responded to the com
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  • Holmgren leaves Browns, faces uncertain future

    Holmgren leaves Browns, faces uncertain future

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2012
    Mike Holmgren's run as a team president is over, ending prematurely and before he planned.
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  • Andy Dalton: I’m glad I have a teammate willing to get ejected …

    Andy Dalton: I’m glad I have a teammate willing to get ejected for me

    Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was ejected on Sunday for going after Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston when Houston took an unnecessary shot at Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. On Monday, Dalton said that incident showed he has just the ki…
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  • Steelers place Marcus Gilbert on IR, activate David DeCastro

    Steelers place Marcus Gilbert on IR, activate David DeCastro

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    The Steelers offensive line has been a patchwork job since the summer and the job got a little harder on Sunday. Left guard Willie Colon was scratched just before the game, forcing Doug Legursky into the lineup. The depth was stretched even further when…
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  • Merton Hanks decided Suh’s kick didn’t warrant a suspension

    Merton Hanks decided Suh’s kick didn’t warrant a suspension

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    Last week, NFL V.P. of Football Operations Merton Hanks was the official who made the determination that Ravens safety Ed Reed deserved a suspension for his third flagrant helmet-to-helmet hit in the last three seasons, a determination that was later re…
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  • Faltering Raiders expect to get Darren McFadden back this week

    Faltering Raiders expect to get Darren McFadden back this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    Not much has gone right for the Raiders recently, but here’s one piece of moderately good news: Oakland running back Darren McFadden is likely to return on Sunday against the Browns after missing the last three weeks with a high ankle sprain. The San Fr
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  • Upon Further Review: Ravens

    Upon Further Review: Ravens

    Baltimore sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers six times, which is the defense’s magic number. The Ravens have won the past 13 games in which they’ve sacked the quarterback at least six times. Four of the sacks on Rivers came when the Ravens sent
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  • Weeden's status for Sunday is uncertain

    Weeden's status for Sunday is uncertain

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2012
    It's unclear whether rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden will play this Sunday at Oakland. Weeden suffered a concussion in the closing minutes in Sunday's 20-14 win over Pittsburgh. Browns coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Monday that Weeden is going throu…
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  • Upon Further Review: Steelers

    Upon Further Review: Steelers

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Nov 26, 2012
    Revisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 20-14 loss at the Cleveland Browns: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was surprised the score was so close considering how many times his team gave the ball to the Browns. He should be. The last time the Steelers turned the …
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  • Ravens can clinch division as early as Sunday

    Ravens can clinch division as early as Sunday

    Last year, the Ravens went into Cincinnati, beat the Bengals and clinched an AFC North title on the season's final weekend.
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  • Congratulations, Ohio NFL teams

    Congratulations, Ohio NFL teams

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2012
    It would be remiss of the AFC North blog not to recognize what has become a rare daily double for the NFL teams in Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns both won on the same weekend for the first time in 46 weeks, according to the Cincinnati…
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  • PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Browns talk with Tony G…

    PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Browns talk with Tony Grossi

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    Thanksgiving created a little break for PFT Live, but it’s back with a packed show this Monday. Mike Florio will talk to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about the Lions in the wake of their Thanksgiving loss to the Texans. The latest bit of footw
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  • Ben Roethlisberger: It’s killing me to watch

    Ben Roethlisberger: It’s killing me to watch

    Sunday morning brought a report that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would start soft tossing on Monday in hopes of getting on the field for next Sunday’s matchup with the Ravens. That reports came before the Steelers turned the ball over eight
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  • Leading Off: New York's Goofus and Gallant

    Leading Off: New York's Goofus and Gallant

    nytimes.com Nov 26, 2012
    The Giants are inspiring. The Jets are so tiring even a longtime fan is hanging up his hat.
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  • In home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC chase

    In home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC chase

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2012
    Looking for a crazy playoff race? Try the bizarro NFC, which has six teams fighting for the last spot. But huge news from Week 12 could shake everything up, Peter King writes.
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  • Week 12 Splash Plays: Reggie Bush and Michael Bush score at the…

    Week 12 Splash Plays: Reggie Bush and Michael Bush score at the same time

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2012
    Bush and Bush score simultaneous touchdowns At exactly 54 seconds past 2:03 Eastern Time on Sunday, both Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins and Michael Bush of the Chicago Bears hit the end zone. Ray Rice's amazing fourth-and-29 conversion This might be
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  • Raiders-Bengals fight won’t result in automatic suspensions

    Raiders-Bengals fight won’t result in automatic suspensions

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    Given the rules in other sports, news that players have left the bench area to join a fight creates a sense that those players will be facing automatic suspensions. In the NFL, that’s not how it works. “It’s not automatic,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiel
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  • Ray Rice delivers play of the 2012 season

    Ray Rice delivers play of the 2012 season

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2012
    Ray Rice's jaw-dropping conversion on fourth-and-29 was the signature play of the season for the first-place Ravens. It's also the play of the 2012 NFL season. It had everything you want: difficulty, drama and determination. The play even has a name, ac…
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  • Woodley’s ankle injury currently isn’t believed to be serious

    Woodley’s ankle injury currently isn’t believed to be serious

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    As linebacker LaMarr Woodley joins the list of big-name Steelers players with injuries, the early word is that Woodley’s ankle injury isn’t believed to be serious, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Of course, beliefs can change after a nig
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  • Video - PTI Big Finish November 26th 00:50

    PTI Big Finish November 26th

    Nov 26
    PTI runs down Monday's top stories.
  • Video - Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is ready to dominate 04:15

    Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is ready to dominate

    Nov 26
    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins "Around the League" to discuss his recent success, and the Bengals winning streak.
  • Video - Remembering Sean Taylor 04:30

    Remembering Sean Taylor

    Nov 26
    Athletes remember the life of former Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died on Nov. 27, 2007.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 12 04:02

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 12

    Nov 26
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: As we hit home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC playoff chase

    Nov 26
    Prelude to a diss: In the last 52 weeks, the Packers have met the Giants three times. Green Bay has allowed 35, 37 and 38 points, and an average of 419 yards a game, and nine Eli Manning touchdown passes. Time for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to fig…
  • Don Banks: Giants serve notice to league with pressure-packed win over Pac…

    Nov 26
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes I think Tom Coughlin's Giants team should come with a disclaimer label attached: "For best results, apply pressure.''