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David Wilson's touchdown backflip celebrations not worth the ri…

David Wilson's touchdown backflip celebrations not worth the risk for rookie NY Giants running back

nydailynews.com Updated Dec 12, 2012
Victor Cruz doesn’t make his teammates nervous when he does his harmless salsa dance routine after he scores a touchdown. A couple of quick moves and it’s over. But even Cruz cringed when rookie running back David Wilson made it into the end zone thre
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  • The Redskins march to the playoffs (and the NFC East title?)

    The Redskins march to the playoffs (and the NFC East title?)

    redskinsgab.com ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    If I told you roughly six weeks ago that we’d be seriously discussing the Redskins making a playoff push in December, you’d either laugh at me or call me a blind homer with cult-like devotion. What a difference a month-and-a-half makes! After beating
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  • Goodell, Cowboys' Brent likely to meet soon

    Goodell, Cowboys' Brent likely to meet soon

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he is likely to meet with Josh Brent soon after the arrest of the Cowboys nose tackle for intoxication manslaughter charge as a result of a car accident that led to the death of teammate Jerry Brown.
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  • Patterson will file grievance against Eagles

    Patterson will file grievance against Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    A fight is brewing between the Eagles and one of their key defensive players. As we reported earlier in the day, the Eagles have placed defensive tackle Mike Patterson on the non-football illness list, following his hospitalization for viral pneumonia. …
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  • Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler headline Week 15”²s initial practice…

    Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler headline Week 15”²s initial practice participation reports

    yahoo.com Dec 12, 2012
    We begin our look at the key injuries in the NFL with the Thursday Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles. For the Bengals, first round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (head/illness) has been ruled out, while kicker Mike N…
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  • Alfred Morris is full of the true spirit of Christmas

    Alfred Morris is full of the true spirit of Christmas

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Several Washington players are really hoping Santa Claus is a Redskins fan, and Alfred Morris may have proven that it is, in fact, A Wonderful Life. According to Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post, children at the Redskins’ community event at Macy’s o
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  • Dez Bryant still talking to doctors

    Dez Bryant still talking to doctors

    This is the third in a three-part series, which has run this afternoon and evening, on critical injury situations in the NFC East as Sunday's games get closer. Part III deals with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has a broken left index fing…
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  • Tuck wants Wilson to stop post-TD backflips

    Tuck wants Wilson to stop post-TD backflips

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Giants defensive end Justin Tuck wants rookie David Wilson to stop backflipping after scoring touchdowns.
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  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Preview: Bengals should rebound again…

    ‘Thursday Night Football’ Preview: Bengals should rebound against the Eagles

    yahoo.com Dec 12, 2012
    Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network Two of the NFL's longest-tenured head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles square off at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night. Andy Rei…
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  • Griffin says chances of playing are 'really good'

    Griffin says chances of playing are 'really good'

    Three days after spraining his knee, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was just a little gimpy on the practice field and very cagey behind the microphone
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  • Giants' Bradshaw could sit out Sunday

    Giants' Bradshaw could sit out Sunday

    This is the second in a three-part series, which will run this afternoon and evening, on critical injury situations in the NFC East as Sunday's games get closer. Part II is about New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who now has a sprained knee i…
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  • Vick, McCoy officially ruled out for Eagles

    Vick, McCoy officially ruled out for Eagles

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for the Philadelphia Eagles' game against Cincinnati on Thursday night.
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  • Garrett floored by forgiveness shown by Jerry Brown’s mother

    Garrett floored by forgiveness shown by Jerry Brown’s mother

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The memorial service for former Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown was moving for the team at many levels. But Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he was amazed by the compassion shown by Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson. After losing her son in a one-car wreck
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  • That's right, we have a mock draft

    That's right, we have a mock draft

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    It's Todd McShay's Mock 1.0 , and who cares that there are three games left in the regular season? It's never too early to talk draft. Todd's mock is based on the current draft order, as it would stand if the season ended today, and at No. 4 in the firs…
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  • RG III moving up in Pro Bowl voting

    RG III moving up in Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ranks second among NFC quarterbacks in the most recent round of fan voting for the Pro Bowl, behind only Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has 652,807 votes to Griffin's 537,459. Griffin w…
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  • What's the Eagles' future at cornerback?

    What's the Eagles' future at cornerback?

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Paul Domowitch is looking into the Philadelphia Eagles' future. And while he acknowledges that the biggest offseason decisions the team faces are at head coach and quarterback, there are obviously other big decisions beyond that. So Paul today is lookin…
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  • Thursday Matchup: Bengals at Eagles

    Thursday Matchup: Bengals at Eagles

    nytimes.com Dec 12, 2012
    Cincinnati's Geno Atkins is having one of the most dominant seasons by a defensive tackle this decade, and the Eagles may have a hard time stopping him.
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  • David Wilson is an NFC Player of the Week

    David Wilson is an NFC Player of the Week

    Some things are easy. If you (a) watched the New York Giants' game Sunday and (b) knew there was such an award as NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, you would have automatically assumed Giants rookie kick returner David Wilson would win that award. H…
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  • Osi Umenyiora: There’s no question we’re the best team in footb…

    Osi Umenyiora: There’s no question we’re the best team in football

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Under Tom Coughlin, the Giants have turned the overly aggressive crowing of other players and teams to great inspirational effect. “Talk is cheap, play the game” has been a mantra of sorts for the team and it is one that’s served them fairly well. I
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  • Nicks knows Atlanta WRs have more stats, fewer rings

    Nicks knows Atlanta WRs have more stats, fewer rings

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Barring a really unforseen circumstance, Giants wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz won’t be on the field at the same time as Atlanta’s Julio Jones and Roddy White. That doesn’t mean they won’t be competing. White said earlier this year on
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 12

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 12

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Back to work for the Giants today. Three games left and they’ll most likely need all three to take the NFC East. Here’s the latest:
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  • Morris, Morgan express confidence in Kirk Cousins

    Morris, Morgan express confidence in Kirk Cousins

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    As Sunday approaches, the Redskins will eventually put in three days of practice and, more importantly, generate reports reflecting whether and to what extent quarterback Robert Griffin III was able to practice with a Grade 1 sprain to the LCL in his ri…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Redskins On Playoff Push 03:12

    NFL32OT: Redskins On Playoff Push

    Dec 12
    Episode 236: Robert Flores and Chris Mortensen discuss the Redskins playoff chances. Steve Young breaks down the biggest concerns for the Texans. The NFL32 crew discuss which wide receiver tandem will impact Sunday's Giants-Falcons game.
  • Video - Redskins RB Alfred Morris: RG3 'looked good' in practice 04:58

    Redskins RB Alfred Morris: RG3 'looked good' in practice

    Dec 12
    Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris joins "Around the League" to discuss QB Robert Griffin III's health and backup Kirk Cousins' performance as Morris celebrates his 24th birthday.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Giants-Falcons Preview 02:37

    Blogger Blitz: Giants-Falcons Preview

    Dec 12
    NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas about this weekend's game between the Giants and Falcons
  • Video - The need for a knee 00:49

    The need for a knee

    Dec 12
    Kurt Warner joins "Around the League" to discuss the effect of Robert Griffin III's injury.

Sports Columnists

  • Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …

    Dec 12
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.