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RG III calls benching a 'coach's decision'

RG III calls benching a 'coach's decision'

ESPN.com Updated 11 minutes ago
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III didn't have much to say about coach Jay Gruden's decision to bench him, merely calling it a "coach's decision."
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  • Milestone game Sunday for Tom Coughlin

    Milestone game Sunday for Tom Coughlin

    ESPN.com 2 hours ago
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deadpan Tom Coughlin swore Wednesday he didn't know Sunday's game in Jacksonville will be his 300th as an NFL head coach. "Really? Thank you very much. I didn't realize that," the New York Giants' coach said. "For…
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  • Odell Beckham gives all the love to the glove

    Odell Beckham gives all the love to the glove

    Making the catch of the year was mostly Odell Beckham. But the Giants wide receiver admitted he’s not sure if he could have made his now-famous, falling-backward, three-fingered catch without his gloves. “I have no idea,” Beckham said, via Ralph Vacchia…
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  • Giants vs. Jaguars preview

    Giants vs. Jaguars preview

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    When: 1 p.m. ET Sunday Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla. TV: Fox Welcome back, Tom. Former coach Tom Coughlin brings his New York Giants into EverBank Field on Sunday in a matchup of teams that have combined to lose 10 games in a row. The Giants…
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  • Nick Foles may be out longer than expected

    Nick Foles may be out longer than expected

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    A cracked collarbone was supposed to sideline Eagles quarterback Nick Foles for six to eight weeks. Foles could be out even longer than that. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the initial assessment may have been a “generous” one. P…
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  • Colt McCoy returns with more confidence

    Colt McCoy returns with more confidence

    ASHBURN, Va. -- The game only occurred a month ago, but Colt McCoy says he’s a different quarterback. And it didn’t dent his confidence when the Redskins opted to re-insert Robert Griffin III back into the starting lineup. Still, in McCoy’s last appeara…
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  • Tracy Porter to IR, Chase Minnifield promoted

    Tracy Porter to IR, Chase Minnifield promoted

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    ASHBURN, Va., -- The Redskins placed Tracy Porter on injured reserve, ending a frustrating and injury-plagued season for the veteran corner. They promoted corner Chase Minnifield off injured reserve to fill his roster spot. The Redskins signed Porter to…
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  • Jay Gruden discusses Robert Griffin III's future, kind of

    Jay Gruden discusses Robert Griffin III's future, kind of

    There's not a lot of reason to rehash the Washington Redskins' decision to go with Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III at quarterback this week, and likely the rest of the season. That decision is made. Coach Jay Gruden predictably said that McCoy gives …
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  • Josh Brent not expected to play this week

    Josh Brent not expected to play this week

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is listed as probable on the team’s injury report with a calf injury, but it doesn’t sound like that will be enough to get him a spot on Thursday’s 46-man roster. The Cowboys placed defensive lineman Jack Crawford on …
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  • Juicy Thanksgiving Fare for NFL Fans

    Juicy Thanksgiving Fare for NFL Fans

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    Here's how critical Philadelphia's game at Dallas will be on Thanksgiving Day: The winner can start thinking about a home postseason game, maybe even a bye for the wild-card round. The loser winds up needing to win the rematch in 17 days to be viable in…
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  • Emmanuel Acho questionable for Thursday

    Emmanuel Acho questionable for Thursday

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    The Eagles only have one player whose status is in doubt for Thursday’s game in Dallas and it looks like the call on linebacker Emmanuel Acho will wait until the last possible moment. Acho is listed as questionable because of a groin injury that has lef…
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  • Changes coming on Giants' D-line? Perhaps

    Changes coming on Giants' D-line? Perhaps

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin admitted the obvious on Wednesday: His team's pass rush has been a major disappointment this season. "It is something that has been missing the majority of the time this year," Coughl…
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  • Jaguars are the new perpetual underdogs

    Jaguars are the new perpetual underdogs

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    When the Giants and former Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin head to Jacksonville this weekend, the home team will be on the wrong side of the point spread. Again. Via OddShark.com, Jacksonville has been the underdog in 40 straight games. That’s two-and-a-half…
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  • Eagles' tempo concerns Cowboys' defense

    Eagles' tempo concerns Cowboys' defense

    ESPN.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of worries when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles offense. There is LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles running the ball. There are wide receivers Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Jordan Matthews. There are ti…
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  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he's a fan of Robert Griffin III

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he's a fan of Robert Griffin III

    yahoo.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Not that the Robert Griffin III story needs more subplots, but imagine if his next team is the Dallas Cowboys. We're a long way from that. The Washington Redskins have benched Griffin, but say he's still a part of their long-term plan. You can choose to…
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  • Jerry Jones: This might be the biggest Thanksgiving game the Co…

    Jerry Jones: This might be the biggest Thanksgiving game the Cowboys have ever hosted

    dallasnews.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    The Dallas Cowboys have hosted a Thanksgiving Day game 46 of the previous 48 years. Although the last four have been close — settled by seven points or less — this year’s matchup is clearly the biggest in recent memory because it’s between teams tied at…
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  • Tony Romo says his back is no worse than anyone else’s injury

    Tony Romo says his back is no worse than anyone else’s injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is downplaying any effects of the back injury that forced him to miss a game this season. Romo noted that no NFL player is feeling 100 percent healthy by late November, and he doesn’t think he’s dealing with anything worse …
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  • Clock is ticking on Sanchez's second chance

    Clock is ticking on Sanchez's second chance

    philly.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Mark Sanchez and the Eagles had a very short week to prepare for Thursday's NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, but, in some ways, time is even shorter for the quarterback than for the rest of his teammates.
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  • Throwback Thanksgivings: The Jason Garrett (as QB, not coach) G…

    Throwback Thanksgivings: The Jason Garrett (as QB, not coach) Game

    yahoo.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Fans of a certain age know Jason Garrett only as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, who has stayed on the job through some mediocre seasons and is rewarding owner Jerry Jones' faith this year. But once upon a time, Garrett was a Cowboys quarterback. He wa…
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  • Josh Huff named NFC special teams player of the week

    Josh Huff named NFC special teams player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    A flash of brilliance to begin Sunday’s win vs. Tennessee has garnered Eagles rookie returner Josh Huff the NFC’s weekly special teams honor. The NFL has named Huff the conference’s special teams player of the week, the league announced Wednesday mornin…
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  • Dwayne Harris looking more like old self

    Dwayne Harris looking more like old self

    ESPN.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    IRVING, Texas - Dwayne Harris turned in his best performance of the season against the New York Giants. The Cowboys could use a similar performance Thursday against Philadelphia, which has one of the best special teams units in the league. Harris return…
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  • Stats It: Previewing Eagles at Cowboys

    Stats It: Previewing Eagles at Cowboys

    philly.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    On this episode of Stats It, Philly.com's Pat Gallen goes inside the numbers to take a look at the statistical rankings of the Cowboys and Eagles as the NFC East rivals go head to head on Thanksgiving Day.
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  • Cowboys need more production from Terrell McClain

    Cowboys need more production from Terrell McClain

    ESPN.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    IRVING, Texas - Terrell McClain signed a three-year, $3 million deal with the Cowboys in the offseason. Thus far, they haven’t received much return on their investment. A high ankle sprain limited the defensive tackle in training camp, and he missed the…
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  • Video - RG III's Future With Redskins 00:48

    RG III's Future With Redskins

    Nov 27
    Adam Schefter discusses Redskins coach Jay Gruden's decision to bench QB Robert Griffin III in favor of Colt McCoy and Griffin's future in Washington.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Redskins-Colts 00:49

    NFL Live Prediction: Redskins-Colts

    Nov 26
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Washington at Indianapolis.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-Cowboys 00:59

    NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-Cowboys

    Nov 26
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Philadelphia at Dallas.
  • Video - Behind the scenes of the Washington Redskins decision to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III 02:13

    Behind the scenes of the Washington Redskins decision to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III

    Nov 26
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport gives an inside look into the Washington Redskins' decision to replace quarterback Robert Griffin III with Colt McCoy.

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    Nov 26
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