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Coaches Heat Index – Vikings coach Leslie Frazier leading anoth…

Coaches Heat Index – Vikings coach Leslie Frazier leading another subpar season

yahoo.com Updated Nov 12, 2013
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier recently picked up a win against the Washington Redskins.Stop yawning.Frazier’s team won, which means Minnesota’s record is now 2-7. That is just one more victory than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Jacksonville Jagua…
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  • Cowboys make roster moves on D-line

    Cowboys make roster moves on D-line

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys made a roster change late Tuesday afternoon, but it's not what most fans are looking for: The team released defensive end Caesar Rayford, who played in seven games and totaled five tackles. To replace Rayford on the 5…
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  • Tribal heads thank Obama for Redskins talk

    Tribal heads thank Obama for Redskins talk

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    Native American leaders used a meeting at the White House to thank President Barack Obama for voicing concern about the name of the Washington Redskins football team.
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  • Saints take a look at kickers with Hartley struggling

    Saints take a look at kickers with Hartley struggling

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    Apparently, the Saints are worried about scoring enough points. While that sounds like a joke after they just dropped 49 on the Cowboys, they are worried about kicker Garrett Hartley at the moment, since he kept them from getting 52. According to Adam S…
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  • Garrett says he’d also like Bryant to get the ball more

    Garrett says he’d also like Bryant to get the ball more

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s no dummy. He knows Dez Bryant remains his best chance of scoring a lot of points. He also knows who’s signing the checks. After owner Jerry Jones made a not-subtle suggestion to his coaching staff to get Bryant the ball mor…
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  • Michael Vick: The last thing I want to be is a distraction

    Michael Vick: The last thing I want to be is a distraction

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    Eagles coach Chip Kelly has thus far resisted calls for him to name a starting quarterback by saying that Michael Vick isn’t healthy and that means there’s no reason to label him or Nick Foles as the team’s starter. Vick said Tuesday that there’s been n…
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  • Fred Smoot compares Mike Shanahan to a grandma who can’t cook a…

    Fred Smoot compares Mike Shanahan to a grandma who can’t cook anymore

    yahoo.com Nov 12, 2013
    Fred Smoot has been on Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan's case most of the season in his regular appearances on 106.7 The Fan in D.C. In fact, Smoot thinks Shanahan's time could be up if the Redskins can't win Sunday against the Philadelphia…
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  • What the bye week means for Cowboys

    What the bye week means for Cowboys

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- One of the fallacies of an NFL bye week is that a team "gets back to fundamentals," and works on things they need to correct. Not really. The Dallas Cowboys will have one practice this week (Wednesday), which will last roughly…
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  • Eagles sign WR/KR Smith, cut Cunningham

    Eagles sign WR/KR Smith, cut Cunningham

    The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver/return man Brad Smith, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Friday.
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  • Pryor’s knee more of an issue than Raiders thought

    Pryor’s knee more of an issue than Raiders thought

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor said after Sunday’s loss to the Giants that his knee was bothering him throughout the game. His coach never heard those complaints, but acknowledged the MCL sprain which was downplayed last week might have been more of…
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  • Cowboys' Jones vows not to shake up staff

    Cowboys' Jones vows not to shake up staff

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    Jerry Jones sees no reason to shake up the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff during the bye week, although he does have some direct advice for his coaches.
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  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not ready to get ‘panicky’ after blow…

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not ready to get ‘panicky’ after blowout loss against Saints

    yahoo.com Nov 12, 2013
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not believe now is the time to get “panicky." If not now, then when? Dallas was recently dismantled during a 49-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. New Orleans compiled 625 yards against Da…
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  • Cowboys will be without Justin Durant for 3-4 weeks as well

    Cowboys will be without Justin Durant for 3-4 weeks as well

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    When it rains at linebacker for the Cowboys, it pours. Nick Eatman of the team’s website reports that owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that linebacker Justin Durant will miss up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Sa…
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  • Gronk, On Asian Fan: "They Told Me He Could Only Cook Frie…

    Gronk, On Asian Fan: "They Told Me He Could Only Cook Fried Rice"

    deadspin.com Nov 12, 2013
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. The Endless Summer of Gronk rolls on. On Sunday night, Gronkowski hosted a watch party in Foxboro for the Cowboys-Saints game. For $87 a person, attendees received food, two drinks, a photo with Rob, …
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  • Redskins leaning on last year’s streak for hope

    Redskins leaning on last year’s streak for hope

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    When the Giants talk about being firmly in the race (and everyone in the NFC East is), it seems more reasonable. But the Redskins, owners of an identical 3-6 record, are leaning on their own recent history as they try to cling to hope for the rest of th…
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  • Kelly on challenge decision, Henery miss

    Kelly on challenge decision, Henery miss

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA – Upon further review, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn’t think his replay-challenge procedure needs any further review. There was a play, a 36-yard completion from Green Bay’s Scott Tolzien to Jarrett Boykin, that Kelly should ha…
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  • Giants toning down the talk now that they’re winning

    Giants toning down the talk now that they’re winning

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    When the Giants were 0-6, they were full of confidence. Maybe because they were 0-6, they were trying to talk themselves into it. But after winning three straight, they’re amazingly within a game and a half of first place in the NFC East, and have diale…
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  • Video - 'A Football Life: Cris Carter'- Trouble with the law 05:48

    'A Football Life: Cris Carter'- Trouble with the law

    Nov 12
    Find out how Cris Carter's incredible career at Ohio State came to an end when he got in trouble for drug use and signing with an agent before his senior year. Also, see how far Carter fell in the NFL draft.
  • Video - 'A Football Life: Cris Carter'- Hitting rock bottom in Philly 07:54

    'A Football Life: Cris Carter'- Hitting rock bottom in Philly

    Nov 12
    Did you know that Cris Carter started his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, but was released by his head coach, Buddy Ryan, because of drug problems? See how Ryan and the Minnesota Vikings helped save Carter's life.
  • Video - Jerry Jones: No Staff Changes 04:14

    Jerry Jones: No Staff Changes

    Nov 12
    Jerome Bettis with the latest on the Dallas Cowboys and why Jerry Jones will not make changes on the coaching staff.
  • Video - Eagles Sign Brad Smith 01:50

    Eagles Sign Brad Smith

    Nov 12
    Field Yates discusses the Eagles' decision to bring in versatile receiver/return man Brad Smith, who was released by the Bills on Friday.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisions

    Nov 12
    Clayton's mailbag: The Ed Reed signing and the Cowboys' defensive change have turned out to be among the biggest mistakes of the offseason.
  • Don Banks: Colin Kaepernick struggling to keep pace with adjusting defense…

    Nov 12
    It was a year ago right now that Colin Kaepernick exploded on to the scene as a starting quarterback in the NFL, making the game look almost easy with his blend of dynamic playmaking and dual-threat athleticism. The San Francisco 49ers started him ahead…