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Panthers cut Justin Medlock, sign Graham Gano

Panthers cut Justin Medlock, sign Graham Gano

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 20, 2012
Justin Medlock has missed his last three field goal attempts, which is a big part of the reason why any future tries will take place as a member of a team other than the Panthers. Carolina made a change at kicker on Tuesday, dropping Medlock and signing…
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  • For Romo, no tryptophan coma, but Thanksgiving fatigue

    For Romo, no tryptophan coma, but Thanksgiving fatigue

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Tony Romo knows all too well the routine of playing on Thanksgiving. But even though he’s 5-0 on turkey day, that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of what it requires. “I think you just have to immerse yourself in the tape and really just keep watching it
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  • Steelers Run Help Wanted Ad; Burress Answers

    Steelers Run Help Wanted Ad; Burress Answers

    nytimes.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Steelers signed Plaxico Burress off the N.F.L. unemployment line on Tuesday after he spent the first six weeks looking for a team running out of receivers.
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  • The Playoff Machine is back

    The Playoff Machine is back

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    If the NFL season ended today, it would be the first time an NFL season ended on a Tuesday in the middle of November. It would also be the third year in a row in which only one NFC East team qualified for the playoffs -- the division-champion New York G…
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  • DeAngelo Hall has heated altercation with reporter

    DeAngelo Hall has heated altercation with reporter

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    When last we brought word of Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall interacting with reporters, it was about his response to a question in reference to the $30,000 fine he picked up for an on-field altercation with an official. “Back up off me, bro,” Hall
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  • Tuck: Giants may have been 'borderline cocky'

    Tuck: Giants may have been 'borderline cocky'

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The New York Giants haven't lost any confidence despite not having played their best football for over a month.
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  • Redskins must pressure Tony Romo

    Redskins must pressure Tony Romo

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys is a significant opportunity for both teams. A win for the Cowboys would move them within a half-game of the first-place New York Giants, who have a tough game Sunda…
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  • Marcus Vick says “fat boy” tweet wasn’t aimed at Andy Reid

    Marcus Vick says “fat boy” tweet wasn’t aimed at Andy Reid

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    For the second time this season, the younger brother of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has created a controversy on Twitter. Last time, Marcus Vick apologized for tweeting angrily during an Eagles loss. But this time Marcus says he has nothing to apolo…
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  • NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Eagles-Cowboys doesn’t get flexed out of prime time

    Eagles-Cowboys doesn’t get flexed out of prime time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Clearly, what America needs this holiday season is more Eagles football in prime time. The NFL just announced there would be no flex-schedule changes to the Week 13 television lineup, meaning the Eagles-Cowboys game will remain on Sunday Night Football …
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  • Redskins place safety Meriweather (knee) on IR

    Redskins place safety Meriweather (knee) on IR

    The Washington Redskins have placed safety Brandon Meriweather on injured reserve and signed cornerback Jerome Murphy.
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  • David Wilson isn’t sure how he’s supposed to show improvement

    David Wilson isn’t sure how he’s supposed to show improvement

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    During the bye week, Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram said that first-round pick David Wilson had to show the team that he’s more than “just a runner” before he’ll be able to gain more playing time with the team. Wilson responded to that w
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  • Give thanks for the chat

    Give thanks for the chat

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    You don't have to go over the river or through the woods to get to our weekly NFC East chat. All you have to do is click on these little blue letters right here, any time between noon and 1 pm ET, and you can come in and ask me anything you want to ask …
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  • Giants come back from bye with players-only meeting

    Giants come back from bye with players-only meeting

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Here’s a new one. Not really. After coming back from their bye week, the Giants held a players-only meeting Monday to set the stage for the final six games. Such theatrics are generally reserved for teams that are abject disasters, or full of guys who f
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  • DeMarco Murray, Tyron Smith not expected to play on Thanksgivin…

    DeMarco Murray, Tyron Smith not expected to play on Thanksgiving

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    If the Cowboys are going to get above .500 with a win over the Redskins on Thanksgiving, they’re going to have to do it without their best running back and their starting left tackle. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and left tackle Tyron Smith are b
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  • Eagles' Reid not resigning; RB McCoy day-to-day

    Eagles' Reid not resigning; RB McCoy day-to-day

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Andy Reid isn't quitting his job.
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  • Video - Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles 02:28

    Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Video - Russillo vs. Weatherford - Extended Cut 08:04

    Russillo vs. Weatherford - Extended Cut

    Nov 20
    Watch the full paper football showdown between ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo and Giants punter Steve Weatherford.
  • Video - Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Redskins believe 05:23

    Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Redskins believe

    Nov 20
    Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall joins Fran Charles on "Around the League" to discuss his upcoming matchup against the Dallas Cowboys as well as the progress of rookie QB Robert Griffin III.
  • Video - Preview: Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys 02:40

    Preview: Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    Nov 20
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have plenty to be thankful for this year: namely, they're thankful that rookie head coach Greg Schiano has instantly ignited a fire under a team that gutlessly quit on coach Raheem Morris in 2011.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    Nov 20
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Now it gets real: Biggest games left that could shake up playof…

    Nov 20
    With the bye weeks over and the three-game pigskin feast that is Thanksgiving just a couple of days away from kickoff, watching the pieces fall into place with the 96 games that remain in the NFL's regular season traditionally makes this the best time o…
  • Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; m…

    Nov 20
    Before we get started on another very serious day of football coverage, I bring you the back page of today's New York Post.