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Surgery ruled out on Kyle Fuller's hand

Surgery ruled out on Kyle Fuller's hand

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated 11 hours ago
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman called cornerback Kyle Fuller day-to-day after the NFL's reigning Defensive Rookie of the Month suffered a fractured right hand, and right hip pointer injury in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Miami…
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  • Mike Zimmer: 'My expectations have not changed whatsoever'

    Mike Zimmer: 'My expectations have not changed whatsoever'

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As he stepped to the podium for his postgame news conference in Buffalo on Sunday, following a 17-16 last-minute loss in a game he coached while fighting off pain from kidney stones, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer looked as d…
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  • Broken tackles spur Eddie Lacy, Packers

    Broken tackles spur Eddie Lacy, Packers

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Running backs coach Sam Gash had the official count, but Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements did not need an exact number to know running back Eddie Lacy was a tackle-breaking machine in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Ca…
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  • Trestman: Marshall didn't single out Cutler

    Trestman: Marshall didn't single out Cutler

    Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."
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  • As bad as it is for the Vikings, at least they aren't the Bears

    As bad as it is for the Vikings, at least they aren't the Bears

    startribune.com 12 hours ago
    With Green Bay presumably still trying to figure out how to play defense and the Lions projected to be the Lions, a decent handful of folks thought the Bears would be the class of the NFC North this season — or at least contend for the division title. I…
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  • Vikings still miffed about fourth-and-20 play

    Vikings still miffed about fourth-and-20 play

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Of the 15 plays the Buffalo Bills used to cover 80 yards and score their final touchdown in a 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, there's unequivocally one the Vikings wish they could have back. "Fourth-and-20,&qu…
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  • Lions add Kellen Davis

    Lions add Kellen Davis

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    Kellen Davis will continue his NFL career in London. Technically. As the Lions prepare to face the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Detroit has added the veteran tight end to the roster. A pair of tight ends missed Sunday’s win over the Saints. Jos…
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  • Cowboys give game ball to TE coach Mike Pope after beating his …

    Cowboys give game ball to TE coach Mike Pope after beating his former team

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    When the Bills beat the Lions, they carried defensive coordinator and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz off the field at the end of the game. The Cowboys didn’t carry anyone off the field at the end of their victory over the Giants on Sunday, but the…
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  • Caldwell: Won't be varying degrees when it comes to Megatron

    Caldwell: Won't be varying degrees when it comes to Megatron

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson hasn't played in two weeks and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell won't tip off whether that streak is going to extend to three. Johnson continues to recover from a high ankle sprain in his right ankle, suffered in Week…
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  • Calvin Johnson will make trip to London with Lions

    Calvin Johnson will make trip to London with Lions

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    The Lions have played without wide receiver Calvin Johnson for the last two weeks, but the door will remain open for his return in Week Eight even though the team will be playing a long way from home. The team leaves for London on Monday night to begin …
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  • Bears' Long: Wrong to cast blame on fans

    Bears' Long: Wrong to cast blame on fans

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long criticized fans at Soldier Field for booing Sunday as the team trotted into the locker room down 14-0 to the Miami Dolphins, but on Monday admitted "it was wrong for me to point fingers at the fans."
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  • Fred Jackson hopes to return from groin injury within a month

    Fred Jackson hopes to return from groin injury within a month

    Fred Jackson was one of two Bills running backs to leave Sunday’s 17-16 win over the Vikings with an injury, but the outlook for his injured groin is better than the one C.J. Spiller got for a broken collarbone. Spiller is expected to miss the remainder…
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  • PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Jaguars talk with Mike De…

    PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Jaguars talk with Mike Dempsey

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The Bills won in thrilling fashion on Sunday when Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins for a touchdown just before time expired to lift Buffalo to a 17-16 victory over the Vikings. On Monday’s edition of PFT Live, we’ll talk about that contest with Tim Graham o…
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  • By snaps, Ryan Broyles has small role on Lions

    By snaps, Ryan Broyles has small role on Lions

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    The Detroit Lions were down their top wide receiver, two of their top three tight ends and still had a hobbled running back in Reggie Bush. And yet receiver Ryan Broyles still rarely stepped on the field against the New Orleans Saints. The former second…
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  • Drew Brees feels like he let the Saints down

    Drew Brees feels like he let the Saints down

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    For most of the Saints’ visit to the Lions, it looked like the team would buck their recent history of struggling away from the Superdome. They led by 13 points in the fourth quarter, their defense was keeping the Lions in check and it looked like it wo…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    WR Sammy Watkins was the best thing about the Bills offense against the Vikings. Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan had a strong day against the Bears. The Patriots’ shaky offensive line has gotten some assistance from veterans in r…
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  • Jimmy Graham returns for the Saints, allegedly

    Jimmy Graham returns for the Saints, allegedly

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    For all the time spent last week wondering if Jimmy Graham would play or not, it turned out to not matter. Graham was able to return from a shoulder injury ahead of schedule, but didn’t do much. He was targeted twice, but didn’t catch a single pass in t…
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  • Aaron Rodgers says Packers offense is “getting closer”

    Aaron Rodgers says Packers offense is “getting closer”

    A few weeks ago, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed off his spelling ability in order to tell panicky fans that they should relax when it comes to the team’s offense. That advice has proven sound over the last few weeks and Sunday’s game against t…
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  • Kyle Long sends criticism back at Bears fans

    Kyle Long sends criticism back at Bears fans

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    The Bears have plenty of problems at the moment, as evidenced by their third straight home loss yesterday, this one to the Dolphins. That loss made for a heated locker room, with wide receiver Brandon Marshall calling out the entire roster. But Bears gu…
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  • Tannehill Leads Dolphins Past Bears 27-14

    Tannehill Leads Dolphins Past Bears 27-14

    nytimes.com 24 hours ago
    Ryan Tannehill was sure he was going to hand the ball off. Then he saw the defense, and he knew what he had to do.
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  • Video - Bears Week 8 Look Ahead 01:26

    Bears Week 8 Look Ahead

    Oct 20
    ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson breaks down the biggest storylines surrounding the Bears heading into Week 8.
  • Video - Is there dissent in the Chicago Bears' locker room? 03:06

    Is there dissent in the Chicago Bears' locker room?

    Oct 20
    The "NFL Total Access" crew breaks down the state of the Bears' locker room in addition to their expectations for Percy Harvin in New York.
  • Video - Trestman: Marshall Didn't Single Out Cutler 03:26

    Trestman: Marshall Didn't Single Out Cutler

    Oct 20
    Eric Allen discusses Marc Trestman's comments disputing the notion that Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler following the Bears' loss.
  • Video - Long Calls Out Bears Fans For Booing 00:21

    Long Calls Out Bears Fans For Booing

    Oct 20
    Guard Kyle Long criticized Soldier Field fans for booing the Bears during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

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