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Chargers' Te'o begins process back to field

Chargers' Te'o begins process back to field

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 18, 2013
There was a Manti Te'o sighting at San Diego Chargers practice Wednesday. Meanwhile, standout inside linebacker Donald Butler did not practice. However, the odds are that when the Chargers play at Tennessee on Sunday, Butler will play and rookie linebac…
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  • GM eyes Veldheer, Houston for extensions

    GM eyes Veldheer, Houston for extensions

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – Three Oakland Raiders players entering their contract years with the team have already been signed to extensions, and Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Wednesday he has reached out to the agents left tackle Jared Veldheer an…
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  • Chargers, Raiders swap of home games still looming

    Chargers, Raiders swap of home games still looming

    Earlier this month, MDS pointed out that the success of the Oakland A’s could prompt a shift in the Raiders schedule. Per Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, the Raiders and Chargers are still waiting to hear whether they’ll be trading home games…
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  • Raiders GM: Surprised Pryor won QB job

    Raiders GM: Surprised Pryor won QB job

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie acknowledged Wednesday that he was surprised Terrelle Pryor beat out Matt Flynn to win the starting quarterback job.
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  • Eagles players are still slowing down the Chip Kelly offense

    Eagles players are still slowing down the Chip Kelly offense

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    As Eagles coach Chip Kelly tries to maximize the performance of his no-huddle, hurry-up offense, he needs maximum cooperation from his players. So far, he’s not getting it. Before Sunday’s unexpected loss to the Chargers, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reporte…
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  • Clady's injury hurts, but playbook remains

    Clady's injury hurts, but playbook remains

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Just to keep you from working the search engines, the answer is Matt Lepsis in the 2007 regular-season finale. The question? Who was the previous player to start at left tackle in a game that counted for the Broncos before Ryan Clady…
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  • Raiders' Nix, Janikowski not practicing

    Raiders' Nix, Janikowski not practicing

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders left guard Lucas Nix, who was pulled in the third quarter of Sunday’s home-opening win against Jacksonville due to a combination of an ankle injury and ineffectiveness, was an observer during the media window at practi…
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  • Rivers wins AFC offensive player of the week honors

    Rivers wins AFC offensive player of the week honors

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    It has been a while, but Philip Rivers has been named AFC offensive player of the week again. Last honored in 2008, Rivers won the weekly award for his 419-yard strafing of the Eagles last week. He completed 36-of-47 passes, with three touchdowns and no…
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  • QB Watch: Broncos' Peyton Manning

    QB Watch: Broncos' Peyton Manning

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    A weekly examination of the Denver Broncos' quarterback play. Rewind: Those who know him say there is no question that Peyton Manning takes almost no joy in facing his younger brother, Eli, in a game and Sunday’s meeting was the third time it’s happened…
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  • Unbeaten Holliday wins AFC special teams honors

    Unbeaten Holliday wins AFC special teams honors

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    Trindon Holliday won his second AFC special teams player of the week award Wednesday. One of these days, he’s going to lose a regular season game. We think. The Broncos return man averaged 30.3 yards per punt return last week, including an 81-yard touch…
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  • Brandon Flowers questionable for matchup with Eagles

    Brandon Flowers questionable for matchup with Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    The Chiefs are headed to Philadelphia for a date with the Eagles on Thursday night and they’re not sure whether their top cornerback will be able to help them try to win it. Brandon Flowers is listed as questionable on the injury report for the game aft…
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: San Diego Chargers

    NFL Nation Buzz: San Diego Chargers

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ESPN NFL Insider Matt Williamson talks about the improved offense as the San Diego Chargers prepare for the Tennessee Titans.
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: Denver Broncos

    NFL Nation Buzz: Denver Broncos

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ESPN Denver Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold talks about Ryan Clady's season-ending injury and what it means for the Broncos' offense.
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs

    NFL Nation Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says that while much of the focus is on coach Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia, the Chiefs are looking to improve to 3-0 with a good performance from quarterback Alex Smith.
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  • Sources: Broncos to sign O-tackle Justice

    Sources: Broncos to sign O-tackle Justice

    The Denver Broncos liked what they saw from veteran tackle Winston Justice in a workout and are poised to sign the veteran, according to team sources.
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  • Sewage issues strike again at Oakland Coliseum

    Sewage issues strike again at Oakland Coliseum

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    Something stinks in Oakland. So far this season, it’s not the football team that plays there. For the second time in 2013, however, the baseball team that shares a stadium with the Raiders has experienced sewage problems in the building. Via Jorge L. Or…
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  • Broncos see return on second chances

    Broncos see return on second chances

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Given the NFL's combustible combination of a restrictive salary cap, constantly churning coaching and front-office staffs to go with a shrinking supply of patience at ownership level, many personnel executives would say the position c…
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  • Chargers sign cornerback Crezdon Butler

    Chargers sign cornerback Crezdon Butler

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    The San Diego Chargers signed former Buffalo Bills cornerback Crezdon Butler Tuesday and waived defensive tackle Drake Nevis. Butler has played for the Bills, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers after being selected by Pittsbu…
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  • Video - Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson: Getting to Peyton Manning 02:11

    Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson: Getting to Peyton Manning

    Sep 18
    With a Week 3 matchup coming up on “Monday Night Football,” Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson discusses putting pressure on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ offense.
  • Video - Primetime Payoff: Week 3 02:31

    Primetime Payoff: Week 3

    Sep 18
    Trey Wingo makes his picks for week 3 of Primetime Payoff.
  • Video - More important for the Kansas City Chiefs' offense or defense? 01:31

    More important for the Kansas City Chiefs' offense or defense?

    Sep 18
    Going into their Thursday night matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, will the Kansas City Chiefs need a bigger game from their offense or defense? NFL Media's Willie McGinest weighs in on this topic.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Broncos Lose Clady 01:46

    NFL Nation Buzz: Broncos Lose Clady

    Sep 18
    ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold discusses OT Ryan Clady's season-ending foot injury.

Sports Columnists

  • Chadiha: Richardson isn't a game-changer

    Sep 18
    The Browns showed courage and vision by trading Trent Richardson, who wasn't taking them anywhere, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • A Chip Kelly Revolution? Not So Fast

    Sep 18
    A Chip Kelly Revolution? Not So Fast