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PITTSBURGH -- Jarvis Jones took part in what the Steelers called an “exercise challenge” Thursday as the starting outside linebacker tries to work his way back from a concussion that he sustained in the Steelers' 19-6 win over the Jets. Jones, who was l…Upvote Share Tweet
Greg Little tries to avoid UNC, scandalCleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little today addressed his involvement with a sport agents when he was at North Carolina. Sort of. The agent’s actions, giving cash and other benefits to Little and others at UNC, led to the agent being charged with a…Upvote Share TweetCINCINNATI -- If there were another position on the football field that Cincinnati Bengals center Kyle Cook could play, according to him, it would be quarterback. No, don't rub your eyes and don't adjust your computer screen. If you're reading this on a…Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- He won’t get any consideration when it is time for the Steelers players to vote for team MVP. But if the Steelers gave an award for most unsung player, Kelvin Beachum may have already locked it up. He stepped in at center after Maurkice Po…Upvote Share TweetBrowns running back Willis McGahee, who went from his couch to the top of the depth chart not long after Trent Richardson was traded to Indianapolis, has become one of the few bright spots in the post-Hoyer offense. McGahee’s availability for Sunday at …Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens starting defensive lineman Chris Canty returned to have a full practice Thursday after sitting out the day before. He is dealing with a groin injury. That means inside linebacker Josh Bynes (finger, thigh) was the only starter who didn'…Upvote Share TweetCINCINNATI -- After dealing with injury issues the first five weeks of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals are in the middle of their second straight week of near complete health. Cornerback Terence Newman was the only absence from their walkthrough Thur…Upvote Share TweetRay Horton came prepared to his weekly meeting with the Cleveland Browns media. The Browns defensive coordinator didn’t understand where Lions running back Reggie Bush was coming from, and he had a statistic to show his defense is playing well. “When yo…Upvote Share Tweet
Rookies to get thrown into fierce rivalryPITTSBURGH -- A canvassing of veteran players in the locker room where they still aren't shooting pool reinforces the perception that you probably have to play in a Steelers-Ravens game to truly understand it. As wide receiver Antonio Brown put it when …Upvote Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens face the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger for the first time in 23 months, and the concern isn't really the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback. It's how the Steelers wide receivers play when Roethlis…Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers Vs. Ravens: Three Players To Watch From Baltimoresteelersgab.com Updated Oct 17, 2013The Ravens and Steelers have a long, storied history when it comes to battling for bragging rights in the AFC North. This season both teams seem down, but that doesn’t stop either team from wanting this win badly on Sunday. It’s a huge game for both, wi…Upvote Share TweetThe Detroit Lions have a chance to solidify themselves for a playoff push. So do the Cincinnati Bengals. They may be in different conferences, but this game should be a good test for both teams as to where they stand in the larger picture of the NFL. Bo…Upvote Share Tweet
2014 NFL Draft Report; Linebackers could see revival, led by Anthony Barr, C.J. Mosleyyahoo.com Updated Oct 17, 2013Linebacker has been a bit of a forgotten position in the draft, at least the traditional, 4-3 ’backer. Pass-rushing 3-4 linebackers have been in vogue in recent years, and last year we saw the Pittsburgh Steelers take Jarvis Jones with the 17th overall …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Oct 17, 2013Smell the upsets brewing. It says here that the Colts spoil the Broncos' perfect season this weekend.Upvote Share TweetThe Packers might not have any decisions to make at all when it comes time declare their inactives for Sunday’s game with the Browns. In fact, all those spots might be taken by injured players, and then some, leaving the possibility of the Packers being…Upvote Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The schedule says it's the week when the Baltimore Ravens play at the Pittsburgh Steelers. It just doesn't feel like it around the Ravens' facility. What has made the Ravens-Steelers rivalry one of the best in all of sports was the …Upvote Share Tweet
Receiver Charles Johnson had been practicing with torn ACLSo how did the Browns end up signing a guy with a torn ACL from the Packers’ practice squad? The guy in question, receiver Charles Johnson, had a torn ACL that no one knew about. When a player is signed from another team’s practice squad, a physical isn…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Oct 17, 2013There's nothing quite as sarcastic (and funny) as a Browns fan sick of his quarterback. Cleveland is not happy with Brandon Weeden. Seeing Brian Hoyer play well for a few weeks as Weeden's replacement didn't help. Hoyer suffered a season-ending knee inj…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up caw: Torrey Smith's war of wordsBaltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is usually the model of composure. But when it comes to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ike Taylor, a different side of Smith comes out. “I haven’t met anyone that talks as much trash as him,” Smith said, …Upvote Share TweetSteelers rookie Jarvis Jones didn’t practice on Wednesday because of a head injury, but the injury news wasn’t all bad at linebacker. Sean Spence, last seen on a field when he suffered a catastrophic knee injury in the final preseason game, was a limite…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Cold Hard FactsOct 17Darren Woodson breaks down the Seahawks' chances of getting to the Super Bowl without home-field advantage, Michael Vick being out Sunday and the Bengals as the favorites to win the AFC North.
Countdown Daily Prediction: CLE-GBOct 17The NFL Live crew make their picks for Cleveland at Green Bay.
Countdown Daily Prediction: BAL-PITOct 17The NFL Live crew make their picks for Baltimore at Pittsburgh.
Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh SteelersOct 17NFL Films previews the Week 7 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Heir ApparentOct 17The Heir Apparent
Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picksOct 17Some weeks you can just smell the upsets brewing. There are very few comfortable picks to be had in Week 7, and it wouldn't shock me at all if the Jets knocked off the hobbled Patriots, the Jaguars stunned the Chargers, and yep, the Colts ended the Bron…
Biggest NFL games of Week 7 -- John Clayton's First and 10Oct 17John Clayton's First and 10: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are among the star QBs coping with injury-depleted receiving corps.