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Ron Rivera: Cam Newton “probably” starts on Sunday

Ron Rivera: Cam Newton “probably” starts on Sunday

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton increased his workload in practice on Thursday and seemed fine on the field as he works toward a full return to action after suffering two transverse process fractures in his back in a car accident last week. That’s left …
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  • DeAngelo Williams being fit for a playing cast for potential re…

    DeAngelo Williams being fit for a playing cast for potential return

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are fitting running back DeAngelo Williams with a playing cast for his right hand that was fractured three weeks ago in a loss at Minnesota. Coach Ron Rivera said there is a chance the team’s all-time leading rus…
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  • Weatherspoon predicts a sweep of the “Aints”

    Weatherspoon predicts a sweep of the “Aints”

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    A torn Achilles tendon has kept Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from making an impact on the field this season. On Thursday, Weatherspoon made some waves away from it. Thanks to (what else?) Twitter. “The Aints are way too sorry to have our names i…
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  • Throwback Thursdays: Best player nicknames ever

    Throwback Thursdays: Best player nicknames ever

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    The NFL has changed in many ways. For the better, in many ways. For the worse in terms of player nicknames. Where have all the nicknames gone? Mean Joe and Papa Bear would be so disappointed. How has it happened that Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Bree…
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  • Scouting the Saints with Jabari Greer: On leadership and Kenny …

    Scouting the Saints with Jabari Greer: On leadership and Kenny Vaccaro

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer is still keeping close tabs on the team and has agreed to join me on occasion to share his thoughts. Stay tuned for his take on the Saints’ recent secondary shakeup and how they’ll match…
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  • Last stand for Da'Quan Bowers

    Last stand for Da'Quan Bowers

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. -- When he came here in 2011, there was hope that Da'Quan Bowers would blossom into one of the league’s best defensive ends. Now, he is auditioning just to prove he belongs in the NFL. The final two games of the season mark Bowers’ last chan…
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  • Derek Anderson tries to rebuild bridge he napalmed

    Derek Anderson tries to rebuild bridge he napalmed

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    At a time when former Cleveland quarterbacks seem to be lining up to rip the Browns, one of them is trying to be polite. At least, now. Panthers backup Derek Anderson — who might have to start Sunday if Cam Newton can’t — did his best to backpedal from …
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  • Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai refocuses on football after fat…

    Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai refocuses on football after father's death

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    There are times when even NFL players are reminded how football means little in the grand scheme of life. Atlanta Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai recently experienced one of those moments. A few weeks back, Soliai received the call he feared would come …
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  • Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiv…

    Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiving corps'

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- The revamped New Orleans Saints secondary did a decent job in the dress rehearsal. But now comes the real thing. The Saints will face much stiffer competition on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons than they did in this past Monday night…
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  • Robert McClain on the spot for Falcons

    Robert McClain on the spot for Falcons

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Sunday would have been a ideal time for Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford to make his return: back in his home state of Louisiana against the hated Saints and their potent receiving corps. Instead, Alford landed on injured …
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  • Browns vs. Panthers preview

    Browns vs. Panthers preview

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    When: 1 p.m. ET Sunday Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. TV: CBS Welcome to Johnny Football versus Who Will Get The Football. There's still some uncertainty whether the Carolina Panthers will start Cam Newton or Derek Anderson at quarterba…
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  • Packers vs. Buccaneers preview

    Packers vs. Buccaneers preview

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    When: 1 p.m. ET Sunday Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida TV: Fox For five straight weeks, the Green Bay Packers looked like they might have been the best team in football. They seemed to be in cruise control for home-field advantage in the NF…
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  • Falcons not biting on Saints “funeral” trash talk

    Falcons not biting on Saints “funeral” trash talk

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    The Saints are ready to bury the Falcons once and for all. But the Falcons aren’t biting on a eulogy offered by Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis. Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Lewis was talking about not letting the Falcons pass for 500 yards against th…
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  • Video - Newton Expected To Face Browns 01:05

    Newton Expected To Face Browns

    Dec 18
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton shares his expectations for QB Cam Newton if he is able to play on Sunday against the Browns.
  • Video - Rivera: NFC South Champ Worthy Of Playoffs 03:01

    Rivera: NFC South Champ Worthy Of Playoffs

    Dec 17
    David Newton discusses Ron Rivera's comments that the NFC South division winner is worthy of a playoff spot.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Packers-Buccaneers 01:03

    NFL Live Prediction: Packers-Buccaneers

    Dec 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Green Bay at Tampa Bay.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Falcons-Saints 00:43

    NFL Live Prediction: Falcons-Saints

    Dec 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Atlanta at New Orleans.

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