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Broncos open roster spot with release of Duke Ihenacho

Broncos open roster spot with release of Duke Ihenacho

profootballtalk.com denverpost.com Updated Nov 13, 2012
The Denver Broncos opened a roster spot Tuesday for the possible return of recently reinstated linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos waived rookie safety Duke Ihenacho on Tuesday leaving an opening on the 53-man roster. Williams was reinstated by the le…
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  • Werder takes a jab at Reilly over Roethlisberger reporting

    Werder takes a jab at Reilly over Roethlisberger reporting

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    As ESPN-on-ESPN crime goes, this one falls somewhere between conflicting factual reports regarding a player injury and Tony Kornheiser’s notorious public slam of Hannah Storm’s on-air attire. After Monday night’s Chiefs-Steelers game, ESPN’s in-st
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  • Blogger Blitz: Don't quit on Rivers

    Blogger Blitz: Don't quit on Rivers

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    It is not a surprise that Norv Turner had to answer a question of whether he is considering benching quarterback Philip Rivers. That’s what happens when teams lose. Panic sets in. But there is no chance Rivers will be benched, nor should he. Yes, he is
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  • QBR: There's Manning and everyone else

    QBR: There's Manning and everyone else

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 10: 1. Peyton Manning, Denver Total QBR: 84.8 NFL rank: 1 Comment: This amazing story keeps getting more interesting. 2. Carson Palmer, Oakland Total QBR: 49.2 NFL rank: 21 Comment: Palmer not gettin…
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  • Whip around the league with PFT on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m.…

    Whip around the league with PFT on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. ET

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    The injury suffered by Ben Roethlisberger during Monday night’s 13-10 Steelers victory over the Chiefs added to a football week already filled with injuries to starting quarterbacks. All those injuries will be up for discussion during Tuesday’s editio
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  • Bucs place Quincy Black on injured reserve

    Bucs place Quincy Black on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Buccaneers have announced that linebacker Quincy Black will be placed on injured reserve after his neck injury Sunday. While the injury wasn’t as bad as it appeared when he went down from a helmet-to-helmet collision with Chargers running back Ryan
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  • Ayanbadejo says Raiders thanked him for supporting gay marriage

    Ayanbadejo says Raiders thanked him for supporting gay marriage

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    During Sunday’s Raiders-Ravens game, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo talked to some players on the Raiders, but it wasn’t trash talk. Instead, Ayanbadejo says he and some of his opponents talked about politics, and that players on the Raiders cre
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  • AFC West notes: In an Insider piece, our playoff predictor proj…

    AFC West notes: In an Insider piece, our playoff predictor projec…

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    In an Insider piece, our playoff predictor projects that the AFC West is all but over. How confident is it that the Broncos will win the division? How about 99.2 percent sure? Former Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer told USA Today that he does kee…
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  • Another concussion for Ryan Clark

    Another concussion for Ryan Clark

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    When it comes to Steelers injuries this week, you’re going to have a hard time capturing much attention if your name isn’t Ben Roethlisberger. The quarterback isn’t the only member of the team to come out of Monday night’s 13-10 win over the Chief
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  • Eric Berry Is Legitimately Terrified Of Horses

    Eric Berry Is Legitimately Terrified Of Horses

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    Fuck the Autumn Wind-this is the best thing NFL Films has ever produced. On last week's Inside The NFL (dug up by Kissing Suzy Kolber), we learned that Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffers from equinophobia. Equinophobia is no joke: More »
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  • Report: Darren McFadden “iffy” this week

    Report: Darren McFadden “iffy” this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Raiders had just about everything go wrong in Baltimore last Sunday, a turn of events that some may have predicted when they announced that they would be flying east without Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson and Richard Seymour. Oakland doesn’t have to
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  • Where major awards races stand after W10

    Where major awards races stand after W10

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Breaking down league's major awards races after Week 10
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  • Roethlisberger termed ‘questionable’ for next week because of s…

    Roethlisberger termed ‘questionable’ for next week because of shoulder injury

    The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to win on Monday night, but at the cost of their quarterback for at least the rest of the night. The Chiefs defense swarmed Ben Roethlisberger, and Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston slammed him to the turf. That cause…
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  • Elway's hand firmly on Broncos' latest rally

    Elway's hand firmly on Broncos' latest rally

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Just two years ago, the Denver Broncos were dissolving into irrelevance or, maybe even worse, a side show. But now, Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is turning the Broncos into winners again.
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  • NFL: Week 10 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 10 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Brady Quinn cleared, ready to play Sunday

    Brady Quinn cleared, ready to play Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    After missing two games with a concussion, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn has been cleared to return to the field on Sunday against the Bengals. Although he had already been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Steelers, Quinn made the road trip
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  • Slideshow: Your AFC West fan photos

    Slideshow: Your AFC West fan photos

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Here are some recent photos from our AFC West readers, sent to me via Twitter @ESPN_AFCWest. Thanks to everyone who participated. I’m sure we will do it again.
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  • Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs

    Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs

    Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 16-13 overtime loss at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday: Recap: The Chiefs played hard and they outplayed the much better Steelers. But in the end, a Matt Cassel interception early in …
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  • Ed Reed apologizes for bad day in blowout win

    Ed Reed apologizes for bad day in blowout win

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    Even after a 35-point blowout, some Ravens players aren’t satisfied. In fact, veteran safety Ed Reed apologized, via Twitter, for his play in the 55-20 win over the Raiders. His missed tackle, which led to a 55-yard touchdown by Darrius Heyward-Bey, hel
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  • Dennis Allen calls Raiders defensive performances “unacceptable…

    Dennis Allen calls Raiders defensive performances “unacceptable”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    The last two weeks have been far from pretty for the Oakland Raiders defense. It’s a pair of performances head coach Dennis Allen isn’t at all happy with. According to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press, Allen was blunt in his evaluation of the defens
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  • About Last Night: K.C. Can't Stop Steelers

    About Last Night: K.C. Can't Stop Steelers

    grantland.com Nov 13, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons intercepted Chiefs Q...
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Rivers Out Of San Diego? 01:13

    Blogger Blitz: Rivers Out Of San Diego?

    Nov 13
    AFC West blogger Bill Williamson addresses the idea that Philip Rivers should be out of the Chargers lineup
  • Video - Chiefs vs. Steelers highlights 05:44

    Chiefs vs. Steelers highlights

    Nov 13
    The Pittsburgh Steelers overcome an injury to QB Ben Roethlisberger and a shaky offensive performance to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime.

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