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Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for Bears

Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for Bears

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 17, 2012
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
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  • Niners QB Smith practices, but is still uncertain

    Niners QB Smith practices, but is still uncertain

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
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  • Cedric Benson progressing from Lisfranc injury

    Cedric Benson progressing from Lisfranc injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Green 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…
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  • Concussions end season for Lions’ Amari Spievey

    Concussions end season for Lions’ Amari Spievey

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Lions 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
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  • Saturday update: Drayton Florence ready

    Saturday update: Drayton Florence ready

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    A 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.…
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  • Lions continue to confound themselves with slow starts

    Lions continue to confound themselves with slow starts

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Raise 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…
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  • The Ditka Family Had A Pretty Rough Friday

    The Ditka Family Had A Pretty Rough Friday

    deadspin.com Nov 17, 2012
    Mark 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 »
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  • By the bye: Minnesota Vikings

    By the bye: Minnesota Vikings

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    Reviewing 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-…
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  • Video - 'Monday Night Football' Preview 01:16

    'Monday Night Football' Preview

    Nov 17
    Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Bears vs. 49ers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.