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Jon Gruden discusses Raiders' state

Jon Gruden discusses Raiders' state

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated 41 minutes ago
For the next three months, the Raider Nation will have Jon Gruden on the brain. Every time the Oakland Raiders make a coaching change (they do it often), Gruden’s name comes up. Gruden was wildly popular as Oakland's coach from 1998-2001 and he remains …
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  • Don't expect a Smith-Harbaugh hug Sunday

    Don't expect a Smith-Harbaugh hug Sunday

    ESPN.com 11 minutes ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Don't expect Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to exchange pleasantries before the teams meet on Sunday in San Francisco. "We definitely have that kind of relationship," Ha…
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  • Carson Palmer misses practice to see shoulder specialist

    Carson Palmer misses practice to see shoulder specialist

    profootballtalk.com 57 minutes ago
    The optimism that Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer expressed about his ability to play against the Broncos in Week Five appears to be evaporating by the day. Earlier this week, coach Bruce Arians said that Wednesday would be a big day for Palmer to s…
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  • Dwight Freeney not at Chargers practice

    Dwight Freeney not at Chargers practice

    ESPN.com 57 minutes ago
    SAN DIEGO -- Dwight Freeney, the team’s leading sack man with two sacks, was not on the field for the San Diego Chargers during the early portion of practice Wednesday. Freeney was seen getting some work done on his right leg by the team’s training staf…
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  • Expect Alex Smith to play well in return to San Francisco

    Expect Alex Smith to play well in return to San Francisco

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith is wise enough to know he won’t get any satisfaction from his return to the Bay Area this weekend if the Kansas City Chiefs don’t beat the San Francisco 49ers. It doesn’t matter how well Smith plays or whether he outshines…
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  • Bill Belichick Really Just Wants To Talk About Cincinnati

    Bill Belichick Really Just Wants To Talk About Cincinnati

    deadspin.com 1 hour ago
    Bill Belichick was in excellent press-conference form two days after the Chiefs demolished the Patriots. Reporters kept asking him about the Patriots' roster, Tom Brady's age, and concerns for the team's current state. Belichick wasn't interesting in ta…
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  • Nick Novak wins AFC special teams player of week

    Nick Novak wins AFC special teams player of week

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    Few teams in the NFL have been as consistently sharp as the Chargers this year. And few Chargers are as consistently sharp as Nick Novak. The veteran kicker earned AFC special teams player of the week honors for his perfect day against the Jaguars last …
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  • PFT Live: Lamar Miller, Coaching hot seat

    PFT Live: Lamar Miller, Coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    The Dolphins capped a somewhat tumultuous week with a victory over the Raiders last Sunday and now they’ve got a week off to savor it. Running back Lamar Miller will spend some of his free time with Mike Florio on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. We wil…
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  • Broncos still look for more in passing game

    Broncos still look for more in passing game

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – When the Denver Broncos were busy going about the business of revamping the league’s record book last season, quarterback Peyton Manning was ruthlessly efficient working the ball all over the field to an array of pass catchers. It was…
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  • Big Monday night makes Jamaal Charles the AFC offensive player …

    Big Monday night makes Jamaal Charles the AFC offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    The Chiefs were able to beat the Dolphins in Week Three despite the absence of running back Jamaal Charles. Charles came back in a major way on Monday night. He ran for 92 yards and a touchdown and caught two other touchdown passes as the Chiefs overwhe…
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  • Josh McDaniels confident Patriots offense can get going

    Josh McDaniels confident Patriots offense can get going

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    Concern about the state of the offense in New England rose steadily during the first month of the season and peaked during Monday night’s thumping at the hands of the Chiefs. A leaky offensive line, an unimpressive group of wide receivers and a poor fou…
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  • Change in shoes alleviates ankle issues for Kam Chancellor

    Change in shoes alleviates ankle issues for Kam Chancellor

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor had one of the poorest performances of his career in a Week 2 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Chancellor was hampered by bone spurs in his ankle that limited his ability to move effectively. Chancellor drew coverag…
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  • Meet interim Raiders coach Tony Sparano

    Meet interim Raiders coach Tony Sparano

    A look at new Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano: New gig: Sparano was introduced as interim head coach for the rest of the season Tuesday. He replaces Dennis Allen, who was fired after a 0-4 start and an 8-28 record since becoming Oakland's coa…
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  • Ryan Mathews eager to get back on field

    Ryan Mathews eager to get back on field

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    SAN DIEGO – After two games without the team’s every-down running back, something became very evident for the San Diego Chargers. They need a healthy Ryan Mathews. The Chargers average 2.4 rushing yards per carry, worst in the NFL. Mathews has not playe…
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  • What to do about Donald Stephenson?

    What to do about Donald Stephenson?

    ESPN.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Given the way the offensive line played earlier in the season, the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t get Donald Stephenson back in their lineup fast enough. Stephenson, the starting right tackle, was suspended by the NFL for the first four…
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  • Analysis: It’s Early, but These N.F.L. Players Have Had the Big…

    Analysis: It’s Early, but These N.F.L. Players Have Had the Biggest Impact So Far

    nytimes.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers leads a list of top players from the N.F.L.’s first month, now that 26 of the 32 teams have played a quarter of the schedule.
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  • N.F.L. Says Penalty on Husain Abdullah, Chiefs’ Praying Player,…

    N.F.L. Says Penalty on Husain Abdullah, Chiefs’ Praying Player, Was a Mistake

    nytimes.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    The league said on Tuesday that Abdullah, a Muslim, should not have been flagged when he went to the “ground for religious reasons” after a touchdown.
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  • Video - Aqib Talib Has All The Tools 02:39

    Aqib Talib Has All The Tools

    Oct 1
    Darren Woodson talks about why Aqib Talib is so important to the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - Charley Casserly: Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie in Oakland Raiders future? 04:55

    Charley Casserly: Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie in Oakland Raiders future?

    Sep 30
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media's Charley Casserly look into where the Oakland Raiders franchise could be heading after the firing of head coach Dennis Allen.
  • Video - Oakland Raiders new head coach Tony Sparano: We have to remember how to win again 02:41

    Oakland Raiders new head coach Tony Sparano: We have to remember how to win again

    Sep 30
    The Oakland Raiders name former assistant coach Tony Sparano as their head coach following the release of Dennis Allen. Sparano discusses the Raiders' current state as well as how he plans to move the team forward.
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    Raiders' Future

    Sep 30
    John Clayton discusses the Oakland Raiders' future.

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