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Broncos’ Vickerson wants NFL to fine quarterbacks for flopping

Broncos’ Vickerson wants NFL to fine quarterbacks for flopping

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 31, 2013
Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson picked up a costly penalty in his team’s loss to the Colts when he bumped into Andrew Luck, who appeared to flop to the ground intentionally to get the referee to flag Vickerson for roughing the passer. Vickerson…
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  • Griffin's injury and covering Jared Cook

    Griffin's injury and covering Jared Cook

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If defensive coordinator Jerry Gray wants to throw the St. Louis Rams off the Tennessee Titans' tracks, he can come up with something better than what he tried Thursday. With free safety Michael Griffin missing a second day of practi…
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  • Darrius Heyward-Bey limited by hamstring injury

    Darrius Heyward-Bey limited by hamstring injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 31, 2013
    The Colts will play their first game since losing wide receiver Reggie Wayne for the rest of the season on Sunday night, which makes it exactly the wrong time for another one of their receivers to come down with an injury. Hamstrings aren’t much for tim…
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  • Vernon Davis IPO is coming

    Vernon Davis IPO is coming

    profootballtalk.com Oct 31, 2013
    If you’d like to buy stock in an NFL player but you realize that Texans running back Arian Foster is getting much closer to the end of his career than the beginning and may have taken $10 million in exchange for 20 percent of his future earnings as some…
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  • Texans turn to Case Keenum, who's no stranger to long odds

    Texans turn to Case Keenum, who's no stranger to long odds

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    Case Keenum's journey hasn't been easy, but he's ready to defy the odds as Houston's starting QB.
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  • Arian Foster, Ben Tate both practice

    Arian Foster, Ben Tate both practice

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Still no official word about the status of the Houston Texans' top two running backs, but head coach Gary Kubiak said both practiced Thursday, though backup Ben Tate was limited. Arian Foster had a set of reps he was scheduled to take and too…
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  • Arian Foster, Ben Tate both practice Thursday

    Arian Foster, Ben Tate both practice Thursday

    If the Texans are going to make anything of the rest of the season, it effectively has to begin Sunday night against the Colts. And aside from the small matter of a quarterback change, they’re getting the guys back they need. According to Tania Ganguli …
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  • Robert Mathis adds to successful season

    Robert Mathis adds to successful season

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis has a hundred dollar bill framed in his locker in honor of recording his 100th career sack earlier this season. Not that he’ll necessarily do it, but Mathis might have to slide that frame over …
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  • Presenting the Shutdown Corner Midseason All-Pro team and first…

    Presenting the Shutdown Corner Midseason All-Pro team and first-half awards

    yahoo.com Oct 31, 2013
    It's the midpoint (roughly) of the 2013 season, and pretty much everything we predicted in August has been trashed.Nearly a third of the NFL teams have had to make quarterback changes. Four 2012 playoff teams — the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins…
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  • Titans' Locker aims to see a little, see a lot

    Titans' Locker aims to see a little, see a lot

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The safety was 8 yards deep. Jake Locker would look at that safety on film and find himself indecisive. Should he check to a run away from that defender or not? It’s the sort of decision an NFL quarterback has to be able to make quic…
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  • Double Coverage: Titans at Rams

    Double Coverage: Titans at Rams

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    . Any time the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans meet, memories of Super Bowl XXXIV are sure to come to the fore. In one of the greatest Super Bowl finishes of all time, the Rams emerged with their lone championship during their time in St. Louis. A l…
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  • Robert Mathis named AFC defensive player of month

    Robert Mathis named AFC defensive player of month

    profootballtalk.com Oct 31, 2013
    There might have been guys with more raw stats that Robert Mathis in October, but it’s hard to imagine anyone more timely. The Colts outside linebacker was named AFC defensive player of the month Thursday. He had 4.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in thre…
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  • Texans trio getting consideration, not jobs

    Texans trio getting consideration, not jobs

    profootballtalk.com Oct 31, 2013
    Last week, the Texans dumped three rookies, citing a violation of team rules. According to ESPN.com, linebacker Sam Montgomery, linebacker Willie Jefferson, and running back Cierre Wood (pictured) were caught smoking marijuana. The players have denied i…
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  • Damian Williams as a decision-maker

    Damian Williams as a decision-maker

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Decision-making was the issue with Darius Reynaud as the Tennessee Titans' return man. His decisions were bad, so the Titans decided to get rid of him. The guy replacing Reynaud, receiver Damian Williams, could be as good a decision-…
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  • A look at the loss of Wayne by the numbers

    A look at the loss of Wayne by the numbers

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- One of Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck's biggest challenges will come Sunday against the Houston Texans when he goes under center -- or in the shotgun -- to take the snap and doesn't have Reggie Wayne lined up at receiver. Wayne has playe…
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: TEN-STL 00:36

    Countdown Daily Prediction: TEN-STL

    Oct 31
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Tennessee at St. Louis.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: IND-HOU 00:45

    Countdown Daily Prediction: IND-HOU

    Oct 31
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Indianapolis at Houston.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 03:05

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Oct 31
    John Clayton goes deep on Week 8. There were 38 player trades this year and only six of the deals netted at least a fourth-round pick. Jordy Nelson worked out of the slot for a TD vs. the Vikings. Healthy wide receivers are a scarce commodity this se
  • Video - Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams 02:33

    Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams

    Oct 31
    NFL Films previews the Week 9 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams.

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    Oct 31
    Florida, where I grew up, is officially in a state of disgrace when it comes to the 2013 NFL season. The 0-8 Jaguars, 0-7 Bucs and 3-4 Dolphins are a combined 3-19 (.136), and since Miami beat visiting Atlanta in Week 3, the Sunshine State boys are 0-13…
  • The Browns had the good sense to trade RB Trent Richardson, making him Ind…

    Oct 31
    The Colts envisioned Trent Richardson as a potential star in their backfield. But all they're seeing is the same disappointing player the Browns gave up on.