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Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for BearsUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share Tweet
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina joins quarterback Jay Cutler and defensive end Shea McClellin as players officially ruled out for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Toeaina was ruled out on Saturday after being unable to pr
Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Cedric Benson progressing from Lisfranc injuryUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetGreen Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is progressing from the Lisfranc foot sprain that forced him to be placed on injured reserve. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, Benson has been able to begin running on a treadmill that allows pl…
Concussions end season for Lions’ Amari SpieveyUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetLions safety Amari Spievey is done for the season because of a concussion, and given Spievey’s history, questions are already being raised about whether his career could be in jeopardy. The Lions announced today that they have placed Spievey on injured
Saturday update: Drayton Florence readyUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetA few Saturday afternoon updates before starting the trek to Detroit: The Detroit Lions have activated cornerback Drayton Florence from short-term injured reserve and created a roster spot by placing safety Amari Spievey (concussion) on injured reserve.…
Lions continue to confound themselves with slow startsUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetRaise your hand if you understand the Lions. OK, no hands. There might not be a more mystifying team in the league, as they present a series of indications they can be good, while consistently failing to get there. The Lions are one of three teams in th…Share TweetMark Ditka, son of Mike, is currently awaiting trial in Lake County, Illinois for his fourth DUI arrest, and for possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) turned up during the ensuing search of his car. More »Source: deadspin.com
By the bye: Minnesota VikingsUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetReviewing the Minnesota Vikings at their bye: Record: 6-4 10-game capsule: The Vikings have outpaced external expectations and are in the NFC playoff race. There have been some ups and downs, a not-unexpected development for a team with the NFL's fifth-…