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Jaguars put three on IR, claim pair off waivers

Jaguars put three on IR, claim pair off waivers

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 24, 2012
As the Jacksonville Jaguars spiral toward a top 2 draft pick in next April’s draft, the team was forced to place three more players on injured reserve Monday. The Jaguars placed wide receiver Cecil Shorts, linebacker Greg Jones and running back Rashad J
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  • McCarthy: Cobb to remain Packers' kick returner

    McCarthy: Cobb to remain Packers' kick returner

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says leading receiver Randall Cobb is too valuable to take off of kick returns for safety reasons.
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  • Mike Munchak confident he can fix Titans problems

    Mike Munchak confident he can fix Titans problems

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    Titans owner Bud Adams sent a pretty strong signal to coach Mike Munchak when he went public with his decision to stop watching Sunday’s 55-7 loss to the Packers. He sent an even stronger one when asked directly about the coach. “I like Mike, I really
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  • What I think the Colts are thinking

    What I think the Colts are thinking

    What I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Indianapolis Colts this evening… He’s back. How cool was it to see Chuck Pagano back at the front of the room today? It’s going to register as one of our career highlights to have given him
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  • John Fox makes his case for Peyton Manning for MVP

    John Fox makes his case for Peyton Manning for MVP

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The NFL Most Valuable Player award seems to be a two-man race heading into Week 17, with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the contenders. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has already gone on the record as saying th…
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  • What I think the Texans are thinking

    What I think the Texans are thinking

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    What I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this afternoon… How many teams make it through a season without an unexpected loss? Denver doesn’t have one. New England lost to Arizona. Baltimore lost to Philadelphia. We lost
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  • Antoine Winfield fractured hand Sunday, will try to play this w…

    Antoine Winfield fractured hand Sunday, will try to play this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Vikings have already said that running back Adrian Peterson will play through any abdominal problems this week and cornerback Antoine Winfield is also going to try to power through injury. Winfield hurt his hand in Sunday’s victory over the Texans,
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  • Texans' biggest issue: Third down

    Texans' biggest issue: Third down

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Houston Texans have plenty of concerns after losing two of three. They need a win Sunday in Indianapolis to grab the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. If they lose, they may wind up playing a first-round game. Foremost on Gary Kubiak’s mind is problem
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  • What I think the Titans are thinking

    What I think the Titans are thinking

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    What I think they are thinking at the headquarters of the Tennessee Titans this afternoon… Let’s hold together. Jake Locker was really bad Sunday in Green Bay, but he was under constant pressure from the blitzing Packers against an overmatched offensi
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  • Playoff seeding scenarios for the Texans

    Playoff seeding scenarios for the Texans

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    From ESPN Stats & Info, here are all the scenarios for the Texans on Sunday: No. 1 seed TEXANS: HOU win OR DEN loss + NE loss No. 2 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE loss OR HOU loss + DEN loss + NE win No. 3 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE win
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  • What I think the Jaguars are thinking

    What I think the Jaguars are thinking

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    What I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon… What familiar theme shall we hit on this week? We played better, we gave a good team a fight. But we couldn’t hold a lead. We couldn’t finish. We couldnâ
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  • Arian Foster tweets assurance he's fine

    Arian Foster tweets assurance he's fine

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    We hear irregular heartbeat and can't help but think it's serious and worry. Houston running back Arian Foster and coach Gary Kubiak both said that Foster's issue during Sunday's loss to Minnesota was not a big deal. Foster tweeted this morning that he'…
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  • RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'

    RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans “For a veteran team to come out flat without a sense of urgency when it has a chance to earn home-field advantage is inexcusable,” writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: They can make this
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  • Chiefs set dubious record in loss to Colts

    Chiefs set dubious record in loss to Colts

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Kansas City Chiefs have not had a good season and major change figures to come almost immediately after they close out the season next Sunday. All of that struggle doesn’t mean they can’t set a record, although the record they set in Sunday’s 20
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    We may be nearing the end of an era in Buffalo, as both coach Chan Gailey and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could be gone this offseason. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has gone four games without an interception. Said Patriots S Patrick Chung of the Jaguars’ offense
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  • Slideshow: AFC South Week 16 fan photos

    Slideshow: AFC South Week 16 fan photos

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    The AFC South had just one happy team and one happy fan base Sunday. The Colts won in Kansas City and celebrated a playoff berth. The Texans and Jaguars lost at home, the Titans lost in Green Bay. Still, you went to games and at least had some fun. And …
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  • NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    With 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…
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  • Frazier says Peterson will play

    Frazier says Peterson will play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice time in the days preceding Sunday’s win over the Texans with a groin/abdomen injury.  After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson was held out of the game late because of an abdomen probl
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  • Video - Pagano's Effect On Colts 02:43

    Pagano's Effect On Colts

    Dec 24
    Merril Hoge discusses Chuck Pagano's return and what it means for the Colts.
  • Video - Reaction to Chuck Pagano's return 01:54

    Reaction to Chuck Pagano's return

    Dec 24
    Jeff Darlington joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about the reaction to Chuck Pagano returning as the Colts head coach, along with what the transition for the Colts will be like to switch coaches.
  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Pagano ready to go 02:01

    'The Coaches Show': Pagano ready to go

    Dec 24
    How will Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's return impact the Colts? Our coaches discuss the role that Pagano will have now that he is back with the team.
  • Video - Houston, we have a problem? 02:59

    Houston, we have a problem?

    Dec 24
    How much concern is there with the Houston Texans after their dismal performance vs. the Minnesota Vikings? John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on the team's current condition.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are coming

    Dec 24
    While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.