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Jags boxed out Bills, ‘Skins for Babin

Jags boxed out Bills, ‘Skins for Babin

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 28, 2012
The Jaguars, with the No. 2 spot on the waiver priority list, had dibs on defensive end Jason Babin over every team but the Chiefs. But having dibs is one thing.  Using them is another.  As it turns out, the Jags used their dibs over only two other team
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  • Report:  Chandler Jones likely to miss Sunday’s game

    Report: Chandler Jones likely to miss Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    The Pats may have to try to continue their winning streak without one of their first-round draft picks. Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that defensive end Chandler Jones likely will miss a second straight game after suffering a sprained ankle in Week 11…
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  • Peyton Manning doesn’t get the Jamaal Charles criticism

    Peyton Manning doesn’t get the Jamaal Charles criticism

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took some criticism this week for asking Peyton Manning for an autograph after the Broncos beat the Chiefs on Sunday. Manning thinks that criticism is misguided. Manning told reporters today that he routinely signs ite…
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  • Arians can’t wait to hand Colts back to Pagano

    Arians can’t wait to hand Colts back to Pagano

    The Colts are holding out hope Chuck Pagano can return to the sidelines this year. And when or if he does, they want him calling all the shots. “If he comes back,” interim coach Bruce Arians said, via Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, “he’ll
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  • NFL fines Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for kick to Matt Schaub’s groin

    NFL fines Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for kick to Matt Schaub’s groin

    The National Football League has disciplined Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports the league issued a $30,000 fine for his kick to the groin of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during the …
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  • Collins expects Loggains to be creative

    Collins expects Loggains to be creative

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Simpler routes and more of a push downfield are two things I wrote that we can expect from a Titans offense run by Dowell Loggains. Former Tennessee quarterback Kerry Collins told John Glennon of The Tennessean he expects a great deal more creativity, t…
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  • T.Y. Hilton snags special teams player of the week

    T.Y. Hilton snags special teams player of the week

    If you tuned in to PFT Live on Wednesday, you heard from Colts rookie wide receiver T.Y. Hilton talk about his big day against the Bills in Week 12. Believe it or not, things get even better than talking to Florio. Hilton has been named the AFC special …
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  • Dwight Freeney still causes fear

    Dwight Freeney still causes fear

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Dwight Freeney has two sacks in his first year as an outside linebacker in the Colts' new 3-4 hybrid and his final year of his contract with Indianapolis. But that doesn’t mean a team like Detroit looks at Freeney any differently that it would have in r
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  • Outside the Lines features Colts

    Outside the Lines features Colts

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Wednesday's edition of “Outside the Lines” will cover the Colts revival. It airs at 3 p.m. ET, 2 p,m, CT. Or, if you prefer to look at it another way, an hour from now. Here's the tease for the show: The Indianapolis Colts are back as a playoff conten
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  • Updated Pro Bowl voting numbers

    Updated Pro Bowl voting numbers

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Updated Pro Bowl voting numbers are in. Fan votes count one-third with player votes and coach votes that come later also counting a third. My biggest issues here: Titans safety Jordan Babineaux and Texans guard Antoine Caldwell have been demoted and sti…
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  • Has Barwin cost himself a lot of money?

    Has Barwin cost himself a lot of money?

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    The Texans have said over and over this season that while Connor Barwin’s sack production is down from last year, the outside linebacker is playing well. On Thanksgiving, he jumped from his weakside linebacker spot to the strong side when Brooks Reed we
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  • Seth Olsen returns to practice for Colts

    Seth Olsen returns to practice for Colts

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    As the Colts make a push toward an unlikely postseason  berth, they’re getting closer to getting one of their Week One starters back. The team has announced that Seth Olsen has returned to practice from the injured reserve list. Olsen started the first
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  • RTC: Schaub hot since last game in Tenn.

    RTC: Schaub hot since last game in Tenn.

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Reading the coverage … An interesting read on strategy in the (still) new construct of overtime, from Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats. Houston Texans Since an Oct. 23 win in Nashville last year, the Texans are 11-1 in games started by Matt Schaub, who
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  • Jets and Colts: Jeers and Cheerleaders

    Jets and Colts: Jeers and Cheerleaders

    nytimes.com Nov 28, 2012
    During the N.F.L.'s Week 12, the Jets' biggest cheerleader quit, and two Colts cheerleaders shaved their heads for a cause.
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  • Colts add Kellen Heard

    Colts add Kellen Heard

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    After losing a pair of defensive linemen for the remainder of the season, the Indianapolis Colts have added defensive tackle Kellen Heard to help bolster depth along their defensive front. The Colts placed Fili Moala and Josh Chapman on injured reserve …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Who Will Be Playoff-Bound? 02:44

    NFL32OT: Who Will Be Playoff-Bound?

    Nov 28
    Episode 226: Suzy Kolber and Mark Schlereth discuss the playoff race in the NFC. Brian Dawkins breaks down the Jaguars recent claim of Jason Babin. The NFL32 crew discuss the issues that plague the Eagles defense.
  • Video - Jaguars Claim Jason Babin 01:56

    Jaguars Claim Jason Babin

    Nov 28
    Jason Babin, who was released by the Eagles, was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-TEN 00:53

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-TEN

    Nov 28
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Texans-Titans
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Offense, Offense, Offense 01:57

    Inside the Huddle: Offense, Offense, Offense

    Nov 28
    John Clayton goes deep in his analysis of four teams' efforts to improve their offenses. John breaks down the brighter offenses of the Bengals, Falcons, Titans and 49ers.

Sports Columnists

  • Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to source

    Nov 28
    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
  • Jim Trotter: 49ers players continue to marvel at Kaepernick's star turn

    Nov 28
    NEW ORLEANS -- This was the tipping point Who Dat Nation had been waiting on. Its beloved Saints, after surrendering 21 consecutive points, had scored to make it a one-touchdown game, and now they had 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick facing 3rd-and-11…
  • Clayton mailbag: Eagles spent money for nothing

    Nov 28
    The Eagles tried to build their dream team with older free agents. It would be wise for teams to heed the lesson learned in Philly, writes John Clayton.