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Duane Brown says he has “a pretty bad case of turf toe”

Duane Brown says he has “a pretty bad case of turf toe”

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 17, 2013
Sunday was a bad day for left tackles. Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady? Out with a foot sprain. Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung? Out with turf toe. Texans left tackle Duane Brown? Possibly out with turf toe, too. Brown, who missed only a handful of pl…
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  • Colts did a better job of protecting Luck, but not good enough …

    Colts did a better job of protecting Luck, but not good enough to win

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    Colts owner Jim Irsay demanded it, and Colts owner Jim Irsay got it. Review of the game film from Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins shows that the Colts did a better job of protecting quarterback Andrew Luck than in Week One against the Raiders. While Luck’…
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  • Vick will 'never forget' how Reid helped him

    Vick will 'never forget' how Reid helped him

    On Thursday night, Michael Vick will take the field with Andy Reid once again standing on the sideline. Only this time, the man he describes as a lifelong friend will be wearing the bright red gear of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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  • Broncos considering short-term IR for Clady

    Broncos considering short-term IR for Clady

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    On Monday, we reported that Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady could miss at least a few weeks with a Lisfranc sprain. Those few weeks could be at least eight. Per a league source, the Broncos are still evaluating their options for Clady. Those options incl…
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  • Tuesday's Chiefs practice report

    Tuesday's Chiefs practice report

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left tackle Branden Albert, who has a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, returned to full practice duty, increasing the likelihood that he will be able to play Thursday night against the Eagles in Philadelphia. Among the other starte…
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  • Broncos Rewind -- Offense

    Broncos Rewind -- Offense

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos passed a big early-season road test against the Giants and after a long look at the video from Sunday’s win, here are some thoughts on the Denver Broncos offense: In the archives it will simply be a 12-yard pass on first …
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  • Antrel Rolle: We’re lacking enthusiasm right now

    Antrel Rolle: We’re lacking enthusiasm right now

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    The Giants have lost their first two games of the season, something that many would attribute to their offense turning the ball over 10 times against the Cowboys and Broncos. Safety Antrel Rolle doesn’t think a firm grasp on the ball is the only thing m…
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  • Orlando TV station now denies apologizing for having to show Ja…

    Orlando TV station now denies apologizing for having to show Jaguars game

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    On Sunday, the Orlando CBS affiliate apologized via screen crawl for having to televise the Jaguars-Raiders game instead of Manning Bowl III. Now, in lieu of apologizing to the Jaguars for apologizing about the Jaguars, WKMG in Orlando claims it never a…
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  • Growing pains for Janikowski with King?

    Growing pains for Janikowski with King?

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – Sebastian Janikowski did not miss a single field-goal attempt from under 50 yards in 2012. The Oakland Raiders' place-kicker shanked his first attempt of 2013 last week in Indianapolis, from 48 yards. Janikowski, Oakland’s first-round …
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  • Travis Frederick to blame for Dontari Poe sacking Tony Romo

    Travis Frederick to blame for Dontari Poe sacking Tony Romo

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the reason Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe sacked Tony Romo twice on Sunday is simple: Rookie center Travis Frederick got beaten. Garrett said Poe just physically overpowered Frederick on one sack. On the other, Fred…
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  • Jason Garrett: We have to run more and we have to run better

    Jason Garrett: We have to run more and we have to run better

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    It’s a new season, but the Cowboys are having one of their old offensive problems again. In Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, the Cowboys had an offensive attack heavily weighted toward the pass. They called more than three time as many pass plays as they di…
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  • Broncos Rookie Report: Defense

    Broncos Rookie Report: Defense

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos' first-year class is seeing just how tough it can be to carve out a role with one of the league’s heavyweights. The snaps are hard to come by, and they have to be earned with consistency. With that in mind, here’s t…
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  • Broncos Rookie Report: Offense

    Broncos Rookie Report: Offense

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos first-year class is seeing just how tough it can be to carve out a role on one of the league’s heavyweights. The snaps are hard to come by and they have to be earned with consistency. With that in mind, here’s the rookie …
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  • Video - Week 2: LaDainian Tomlinson's top 5 RBs 02:38

    Week 2: LaDainian Tomlinson's top 5 RBs

    Sep 17
    Which five running backs impressed LaDainian Tomlinson with their play in Week 2? Check out which surprising name made the cut.
  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry: Chiefs 'on a mission' 05:14

    Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry: Chiefs 'on a mission'

    Sep 17
    Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry says the team's 2-0 start isn't surprising. Berry looks forward to the challenge of stopping the Philadelphia Eagles and answers some personal questions.
  • Video - Three AFC West teams playoff bound? 02:04

    Three AFC West teams playoff bound?

    Sep 17
    Can three of the four AFC West teams clinch a playoff berth this season? LaDainian Tomlinson gives his answer.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Chargers 01:38

    NFL Nation Buzz: Chargers

    Sep 17
    ESPN NFL Insider Matt Williamson talks about the improved Chargers offense.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL -- NFC East no longer a beast - John Clayton mailbag

    Sep 17
    John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East has gotten beat up early, and its struggles were easy to foresee.
  • Don Banks: Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia a historic trip back in time

    Sep 17
    He is the only man having already made the same trip down memory lane that Andy Reid faces this week in his much-anticipated return to Philadelphia, and somewhat predictably, he predicted cheers will greet his fellow former Eagles coach Thursday night a…
  • Don't Be Fooled: The Future of Offense Is Simplicity

    Sep 17
    Stanford’s Kevin Hogan gets the offense set against Army. - (Frank DiBrango/Icon SMI) WEST POINT, N.Y. — The future of offensive football doesn’t have to be no-huddle, and it doesn’t have to be breakneck. It just has to be varied, and it has to put thou…