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Tom Coughlin loses his brother after accident

Tom Coughlin loses his brother after accident

When I noticed earlier today that the younger brother of Giants coach Tom Coughlin recently had died, I added the item to the list of stories to get posted at some point in the near future. When I noticed tonight the circumstances, the story shot to the…
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  • Pierre-Paul Is Seeking His Old Self After Being Slowed by Back …

    Pierre-Paul Is Seeking His Old Self After Being Slowed by Back Surgery

    nytimes.com Sep 18, 2013
    The Giants’ defensive end says he is still rounding into form following back surgery that kept him from practicing until a week before the season opener.
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  • Rick Reilly Just Wrote The Worst Thing. Let's Remember The Good…

    Rick Reilly Just Wrote The Worst Thing. Let's Remember The Good Times.

    deadspin.com Sep 18, 2013
    ESPN's Rick Reilly just published a column about the controversy over the racist nickname of the Washington Redskins in which, after consulting a few Native Americans, he compares those who'd like the team to change its nickname to those who originally …
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  • Redskins injury report: Meriweather limited

    Redskins injury report: Meriweather limited

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather passed his concussion tests and took part in some drills during practice Wednesday. He will continue to be monitored daily to make sure no symptoms arise. Meriweather was knocked from…
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  • JPP of old is cure for Giants' pass rush

    JPP of old is cure for Giants' pass rush

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' pass rush is not performing to its own expectations, and the man most responsible for fixing that problem is well aware. "I know I'm not doing a bad job," defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said Wedne…
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  • Romo (ribs), Bryant (back) slowed by injuries

    Romo (ribs), Bryant (back) slowed by injuries

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    Two of the Dallas Cowboys' biggest playmakers are dealing with injuries heading into the Week 3 contest with the St. Louis Rams.
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  • RG III ready to run more to provide 'spark'

    RG III ready to run more to provide 'spark'

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Sep 18, 2013
    Robert Griffin III hopes to run more for the Washington Redskins.
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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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  • DeMarcus Ware is limited in practice

    DeMarcus Ware is limited in practice

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys starting defensive end DeMarcus Ware was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday because of a neck stinger. Ware suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Dallas' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Ware did…
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  • Spencer reveals info about his knee surgery

    Spencer reveals info about his knee surgery

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- When Anthony Spencer underwent left knee surgery July 25, there was a thought he would miss two to four weeks with a goal of playing in one preseason game and at least participating in the regular-season opener against the New York Gian…
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  • Panthers secondary now a primary concern

    Panthers secondary now a primary concern

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    If you live in the greater Charlotte area, and have ever played safety or cornerback, it might be worth buying a ticket to Sunday’s game against the Giants. You might get pulled out of the stands and asked to play. The Panthers were without cornerbacks …
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  • Brandon Meriweather fined $42,000

    Brandon Meriweather fined $42,000

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    It’s been a busy week for fines around the NFL and Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been added to the list of players punished for hits last weekend. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Meriweather has been fined $42,000 for a helmet-t…
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  • Injury report: Giants are very healthy

    Injury report: Giants are very healthy

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As they look for reasons to explain their 0-2 start to the season, the New York Giants won't find any excuses on their injury report. Wednesday's listed just two players -- offensive lineman David Diehl, who remains out with a t…
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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: Giants' Eli Manning

    QB Watch: Giants' Eli Manning

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    A weekly analysis of the New York Giants' quarterback play. Rewind: After throwing three interceptions in the season-opening loss to the Cowboys, Eli Manning topped that with four in the Week 2 defeat by the Broncos. So while he's second in the league b…
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  • QB Watch: Cowboys' Tony Romo

    QB Watch: Cowboys' Tony Romo

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    A weekly analysis of the Cowboys’ quarterback play: Rewind: Tony Romo completed 30 of 42 passes for 298 yards in the Cowboys’ 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant, who had 141 receiving yards for the …
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  • QB Watch: Eagles' Michael Vick

    QB Watch: Eagles' Michael Vick

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    A weekly analysis of the Eagles' quarterback play. Rewind: Michael Vick had a truly stellar game against the San Diego Chargers: 23-for-36, 428 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions. The scary thing is how much better it could have been. Vick had on…
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  • Limited preseason work hurt Alfred Morris

    Limited preseason work hurt Alfred Morris

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Alfred Morris understood what the Redskins staff was doing; the running back just isn’t sure it worked for him. And it turns out that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t the only Washington offensive player knocking off the rust. Morri…
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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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  • RG III: Peterson return didn't add pressure

    RG III: Peterson return didn't add pressure

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said Wednesday he doesn't believe Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson set an unrealistic expectation for other players returning from knee injuries.
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

    NFL Nation Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ESPN Philadelphia Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan on the team getting ready to face former coach Andy Reid.
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  • Broncos put Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve

    Broncos put Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    Ryan Clady’s season is over. The Broncos have placed Clady, their starting left tackle, on season-ending injured reserve, according to the Denver Post. Clady suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in Sunday’s win over the Giants, and after having it checked ou…
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  • With Carmichael, Eagles add depth at CB

    With Carmichael, Eagles add depth at CB

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA -- It is hard enough to fix a secondary in six months, as the Eagles have proven the hard way. It is impossible to fix one in the three days between Sunday's 33-30 loss to San Diego and Thursday night's matchup with Alex Smith and Dwayne Bo…
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  • Redskins film review: Defense

    Redskins film review: Defense

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    1. For whatever reason, linebacker London Fletcher is getting blocked more than it seemed he did a year ago. Is that a function of him (finally) showing his age and not being able to get off blocks? Anything that goes wrong with Fletcher will be painted…
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  • Eagles use short-term IR spot on Brandon Hughes

    Eagles use short-term IR spot on Brandon Hughes

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    The Eagles are hurting for secondary help, and made a move Wednesday to address it. The team announced it was using its short-term injured reserve spot on cornerback Brandon Hughes, and filling his roster spot by signing Roc Carmichael off the Texans’ p…
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  • Victor Cruz declares Giants’ first must-win week

    Victor Cruz declares Giants’ first must-win week

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    Taking a break from a promotional appearance, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz declared this a must-win week. (Checks calendar. Yep, still September). Of course, there’s a natural urgency on both sides in a meeting between the 0-2 Giants and the 0-2 Pan…
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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 - The Boys Episode 3 02:12

    The Boys Episode 3

    Sep 18
    ESPNDALLAS.com's Calvin Watkins previews the Cowboys week 3 clash with the Rams.
  • Video - Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: Running can be a spark for our team 01:00

    Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: Running can be a spark for our team

    Sep 18
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks about choosing the right times to run with the ball and addresses wide receiver Pierre Garcon's comments on Griffin's knee.
  • Video - Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan: Maybe I can wear the knee brace 01:03

    Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan: Maybe I can wear the knee brace

    Sep 18
    Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addresses the media on the status of quarterback Robert Griffin III, and even gives a funny suggestion on what may alleviate the QB's knee issues.
  • Video - Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor Cruz 01:27

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor Cruz

    Sep 18
    Giants WR Victor Cruz talks about his Puerto Rican heritage, salsa dancing and Latino pride.

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    Sep 18
    The Browns showed courage and vision by trading Trent Richardson, who wasn't taking them anywhere, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
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    Sep 18
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