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Panthers missing both starting guards, and yet another RB

Panthers missing both starting guards, and yet another RB

profootballtalk.com Updated 56 minutes ago
It seems like it wouldn’t be a week in Carolina without another running back injury, but now that the backups to the backups are getting hurt, it’s getting ridiculous. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, replacement back Chris Ogbannaya lef…
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  • PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Duncan, PFT Planet calls and tw…

    PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Duncan, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The Saints will host the Packers on Sunday Night Football in a game that the 2-4 Saints could really use if they are going to return to the playoffs this season. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune will join Mike Florio on Friday’s edition of …
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  • How things have changed for Nos. 1 and 2 defenses at Seattle, C…

    How things have changed for Nos. 1 and 2 defenses at Seattle, Carolina

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ron Rivera turned on the film and liked what he saw. Players were swarming to the runner and pressuring the quarterback. They were making crisp, physical tackles and maintaining containment. They were disciplined. The Carolina Panther…
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  • Saints cornerbacks Corey White, Stanley Jean-Baptiste focus ahe…

    Saints cornerbacks Corey White, Stanley Jean-Baptiste focus ahead

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- Corey White is sporting a new look this week. The New Orleans Saints cornerback shaved off his familiar mohawk (which had gone through various shades of orange, gold, black and even pink for breast cancer awareness this year). White sai…
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  • Reggie Bush doubtful, Calvin Johnson questionable

    Reggie Bush doubtful, Calvin Johnson questionable

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    Running back Reggie Bush missed practice for the second straight day on Friday, but said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, that he will play against the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The team isn’t quite as confident. Bush has been li…
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  • Harry Douglas a game-time decision for Sunday

    Harry Douglas a game-time decision for Sunday

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    The Falcons had wide receiver Harry Douglas at practice for the second straight day on Friday, leading to more hope that the team will get him back in the lineup after four games on the sideline because of a foot injury. While it’s a good sign that Doug…
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  • Packers vs. Saints preview

    Packers vs. Saints preview

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    Recent history suggests we could be in for a lot of points in prime time when the New Orleans Saints (2-4) host the Green Bay Packers (5-2) on Sunday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The past three meetings between Saints quarterback Drew Brees…
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  • Lions' Caldwell: Hester's returns an 'art form'

    Lions' Caldwell: Hester's returns an 'art form'

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Lions coach Jim Caldwell has been so impressed with Falcons returner Devin Hester that he says Hester has changed the way returns and returners are viewed.
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  • Week 8 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 8 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    This week’s games include a matchup between the Eagles and the Cardinals, who have unexpectedly taken control of the N.F.C. West.
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  • Russell Wilson would have been lost backing up Cam Newton

    Russell Wilson would have been lost backing up Cam Newton

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Debating who is better between Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers really isn’t a debate. Statistically, Wilson wins almost every category. Perhaps the debate should be on whether Wilson …
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  • Luke Kuechly 'happy' league didn't fine him for ejection

    Luke Kuechly 'happy' league didn't fine him for ejection

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says he didn’t get a personal apology from the league, which has admitted it made a mistake when referees ejected the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from Sunday’s 38-17 loss at Green…
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  • Panthers hope DeAngelo Williams can return in Week Nine

    Panthers hope DeAngelo Williams can return in Week Nine

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    It will be another week without running back DeAngelo Williams for the Panthers. Coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Williams is not sufficiently healed from his ankle injury to play against the Seahawks this Sunday. That will make four straight games o…
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  • Vincent Jackson hears trade talk, but wants to stay in Tampa

    Vincent Jackson hears trade talk, but wants to stay in Tampa

    Because the trade deadline is coming up, and because the Buccaneers are in flux, and because Vincent Jackson is 31, it’s reasonable to think he’ll make phones ring. But the veteran wide receiver said Thursday he wants to stay put, and fix things with th…
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  • Saints receivers re-emerge in ‘pick your poison’ offense

    Saints receivers re-emerge in ‘pick your poison’ offense

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints re-discovered their downfield passing game last week, with receivers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills both gaining more than 100 receiving yards in a 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions. If that’s a sign of things to …
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  • Bryan Cox on Falcons' D-line: 'We have a job to do'

    Bryan Cox on Falcons' D-line: 'We have a job to do'

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Surprisingly, Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox didn’t resort to foul language in describing the play of his unit thus far. Cox, however, is far from satisfied with the effort. And he primarily pointed to one person in particular. "Not…
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  • Eric Olsen glad to be back with Saints

    Eric Olsen glad to be back with Saints

    ESPN.com 24 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- Eric Olsen was admittedly frustrated when the New Orleans Saints released him last season after he suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in the summer that sidelined him for about two months. But the journeyman guard/center said he understood…
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  • Gerald McCoy: Bucs defense is “soft,” makes too many excuses

    Gerald McCoy: Bucs defense is “soft,” makes too many excuses

    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy looks at the Buccaneers defense from a different vantage point from outside observers but he’s reached the same conclusion. It’s not a good unit. The Bucs are allowing more yards per game than any team in the league and McC…
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  • Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Bucs filled an unexpected roster spot Thursday, finding another defensive player to take the spot created by Da’Quan Bowers‘ two-week PED suspension. The team announced they had signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Chiefs practice squad. Lemon has b…
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  • Tony Dungy: Drew Brees needs to relax

    Tony Dungy: Drew Brees needs to relax

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Tony Dungy thinks New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could “take a page out of Aaron Rodgers’ book” and needs to relax. “Their defense is not holding leads, they're giving up some big plays. So Drew is feeling like, ‘I gotta score every time I've…
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  • Lions’ LaAdrian Waddle returned to game after concussion

    Lions’ LaAdrian Waddle returned to game after concussion

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle returned to the field for Detroit’s final kneeldown on Sunday against the Saints despite suffering a concussion on his previous play, an extra point that gave the Lions their game-winning point in a 24-23 win. Dave Bir…
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  • Johnson Still a Doubt for Lions Game in London

    Johnson Still a Doubt for Lions Game in London

    nytimes.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.
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  • PFT’s Week Eight picks

    PFT’s Week Eight picks

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Last week, as the Saints built a supposedly insurmountable lead over the Lions, I taunted MDS with a link of Homer Simpson singing When the Saints Go Over There. And I scoffed when he suggested I was celebrating prematurely. Which of course cemented the…
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  • Know the enemy: Saints on Aaron Rodgers

    Know the enemy: Saints on Aaron Rodgers

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    METAIRIE, La. -- Aaron Rodgers has been one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks for seven years now. But this season, the Green Bay Packers star has cranked it up another notch. He’s gone to ludicrous speed. Rodgers has thrown for 18 touchdowns with just on…
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  • Falcons vs. Lions preview

    Falcons vs. Lions preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Both the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions spent the early part of the week soaking in the sights and sounds of London. Now it's time to get to work. We will see if either team shows lingering effects from the trip across the pond as they prepare to…
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  • Vikings vs. Buccaneers preview

    Vikings vs. Buccaneers preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Don't expect any fine offensive displays Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. That's because the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both are struggling on offense. The Vikings (2-5) and Bucs (1-5) are starting young quarterbacks and ranked near the …
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  • Seahawks vs. Panthers preview

    Seahawks vs. Panthers preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers are reeling as they enter Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game at Bank of America Stadium. The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks have lost two straight games to fall to 3-3, two games behind Arizona in the NFC West. Th…
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    60-Second Rumble

    Oct 24
    Christopher Harris and Field Yates face off on which wide receiver is a better play in Week 8, Kelvin Benjamin or Doug Baldwin.
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    Oct 23
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    Inside Edge: Vikings-Buccaneers

    Oct 23
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    Inside Edge: Packers-Saints

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Green Bay at New Orleans.

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